Waight Family Photo Album and History

with added letters and Word Document from Louise Argent, Somerset, England explaining who these people are



The following letter explains where the pictures
of the Waight Family Photo Album came from
and how they happen to be at the Taylor County
Genealogical Society.
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1110 N. Oak Drive
Fayetteville, AR  72701
September 27, 1993
Taylor County Historical Society
Bedford, Iowa 50833

My dear Sir or Madam,

Enclose you will find a bundle of photographs
that were rather ruthlessly torn from the "Waight
Family Album, Taylor County, Iowa 1880." I
found them in a Roger's Arkansas Flea Market
and decided to send them home. As is the case
with so many of our old photos, few are identified.
However, they do have a better chance of stumbling on to some kinfolks in Iowa than they do in Arkansas, I am sure!
 
Deborah Adams Graff
8th generation Arkansawer
 photo #134
young man, Feb 1886, at Fareham
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 photo #135
4-yr old girl, taken at Salford
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photo #136
3 children, taken at Galesburg, Ill
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photo #137
woman taken at Centerville, Ia
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photo #138
man taken at Abingdon, Ill
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photo #139
Annie Jeanes and Bessie House
Dec 21, 1887
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photo #140
Ed Garrison
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 photo #141
two young men taken at Galesburg, Ill
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 photo #142
man taken at Abingdon, Ill
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photo #143
woman taken at Abingdon, Ill
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photo #144
little girl
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photo #145
young woman
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 photo #146
girl
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 photo #147
young woman
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 photo #148
boy
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 photo #149
woman
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 photo #150
young woman
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 photo #151
young child
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 photo #152
man
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 photo #153
two young women
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 photo #154
young boy
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Dr William Waight, wife Mary and their older children were born in England. They settled in Illinois, evidently near Knox county where several of these pictures were taken, and then moved to Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa by 1880. They are gone from Taylor County, I believe, by the time of the 1900 census. Please check in my census records and newspaper file for more data on them.

(Letter No 1)

Dear Patricia,

I was interested in the photographs of Dr William WAIGHT and his family shown on the Taylor County Website. I believe that Dr William WAIGHT is one William Frederick WAIGHT born in Melksham, Wiltshire, England in 1839 to George WAIGHT and Elizabeth (nee SIDNELL). William Frederick WAIGHT married Mary Jane HOUSE in 1867 in Taunton, Somerset, England. I understand that the William Frederick WAIGHT and family emigrated to the States around 1870.

Three brothers of William Frederick Waight: Henry, George and Thomas also emigrated to the States in the 1870s. Brothers Edwin (Ned) and John, along with sister Annie remained in England. Other sisters of William Frederick are thought to have been Elizabeth/Eliza, Sarah, Mary and Julia. I believe these four girls died young. William Frederick WAIGHT's mother Elizabeth SIDNELL is my 4 x great aunt. Elizabeth's sister Ann SIDNELL is my 3 x great grandmother (she married James Henry BUTTERWORTH in Melksham in the 1830s). Ann and Elizabeth SIDNELL are the daughters of Thomas SIDNELL and Sarah GALE.

I was wondering if you have any more information on the WAIGHT family or indeed whether you know of any others researching this family. If any of the photographs have been identified that would also be great to hear about. I am in touch with one Mary Ann Freed Jones, a descendent of Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT (brother of William Frederick WAIGHT).

With kind regards, Louise Argent. Somerset, England

 

(Letter No 2)

I have only just discovered that four WAIGHT brothers emigrated to the US from Melksham in the county of Wiltshire, England. I have found out a little more since I sent yesterday's e-mail. I will send you a further e-mail with a word document attached with all the information I know on the WAIGHT family both in England and in the US. Please feel free to use as much information as you would like for the web page. I understand that Dr William Fredrick WAIGHT and his family did remain in Iowa, in a place called Leon. I am afraid I do not know my US geography well enough to know where that is in relation to Taylor County.

I will also contact Mary Ann Freed Jones (descendent of Dr William Frederick WAIGHT's brother Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT who went to Illinois in the 1870s) as she may have more information.

I also have come across a Glenn WAIGHT descendent of another brother (Henry WAIGHT who went to Sharpsburg near Pittsburg in the 1870s) but am still waiting to hear from him.

Another brother also went to the US, George WAIGHT, but I believe he never married. I have also discovered that at least two sisters did survive into adulthood - Annie and Mary. These two remained in England along with their brother Edwin. Mary married a George OLIVER and moved to Dorchester in the county of Dorset, England.

There are certainly towns by the name of Salford and Fareham in England. Salford is in the north of England near the city of Manchester in Lancashire, quite a distance from Malksham in Wiltshire (in the south of England).

At this stage I have no idea of a WAIGHT connection with Salford. (Apparently Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT did live in York, although some distance from Salford, in the north of England before going to Illinois.)

Fareham is in the county of Hampshire (in the south of England) and Hampshire and Wiltshire share a border. Since the photograph is dated 1886 (several years after William Frederick WAIGHT left England) I wonder if this is a photograph of perhaps a niece or nephew of either William Frederick WAIGHT or his wife Mary Jane (nee HOUSE)? I also note that one of the photographs is of a Bessie HOUSE. Very likely a relative of Mary Jane's - perhaps a sister or sister-in-law?

I came across your web page by accident. Having discovered that William Frederick WAIGHT emigrated to the US I typed in 'Waight Iowa' in the search engine and was delighted to see the web page come up. I will send the attachment later today (once I have sorted all my information out!). Thank you for responding so quickly. I will certainly keep you informed of anything else I may find out about the family. Kind regards, Louise

 

(Letter No 3)

Dear Pat,

I have had an e-mail today from a Glenn WAIGHT of East Liverpool, Ohio. It transpires that Glenn is the great nephew of Dr William Frederick WAIGHT. Glenn's grandfather was Henry WAIGHT, younger brother of William Frederick. He is looking out some family history details for me. I am passing details of the Taylor County website on to Glenn as I do not think he knows about the photos. I imagine he will contact you but should you like to contact Glenn direct his e-mail is: waight@raex.co.us

I also made contact a few days ago with Mary Ann Freed Jones. Mary Ann is the 3 x great niece of Dr William Frederick WAIGHT. She is the 2 x great granddaughter of Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT, William Frederick's elder brother. Again I have informed Mary Ann of the Taylor County website and I imagine she will be in touch. I am not sure where Mary Ann lives - I think it could be Illinois. Should you wish to contact Mary Ann her e-mail address is: majones@adams.net

Also I have discovered that indeed there was a photographer by the name of J T See at Fareham, Hampshire, England (photo #134) and also a photographer by the name of W. Hill of New Windsor, Salford, Lancashire, England (photo #135). So these too photographs were definitely taken in England. I also wonder if photograph #148 was taken in England. In the late 1800s there was a photographer by the name of Samuel Good working in Seaton, Devon, England. Bessie HOUSE (photograph #139) I now suspect to be the niece of Mary Jane HOUSE (Mary Jane being the wife of William Frederick WAIGHT). I am amazed how much information on the WAIGHTs of Melksham, Wiltshire I have stumbled on in the last few days. I hope my next e-mail will give you some interesting information to add to your website.

Dr William Frederick WAIGHT had several children, surely there must be some direct descendants of his out there somewhere? Best wishes, Louise.

 
  WAIGHT family
Generation 1.

Thomas SIDNELL
Born: ca. 1770, Box, Wiltshire, England
Died:  after March 1851
Married: i.    Sarah GALE, 15th November 1797, Parish Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Sarah MISSON, 9th July 1804, Parish Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Known children of Thomas SIDNELL and Sarah GALE

    i.    Ann SIDNELL (3 x great grandmother of Louise Argent)
        Born: 24th September 1798, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Christened: 1st June 1799, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Married: James Henry BUTTERWORTH ca. 1832
        Died: 27th May 1893, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

ii.    Elizabeth SIDNELL (Mother of Dr William Fredrick WAIGHT)
Born: 29th January 1801, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Christened: 17th May 1801, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Married: George WAIGHT,  28th July 1828, Parish Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Died: After March 1881

Known children of Thomas SIDNELL and Sarah MISSON:

    iii    John SIDNELL   
Born:    22nd November 1805   
    Christened: 7th  July 1806, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England   

    iv.    Thomas SIDNELL
Born: 3rd October 1807   
Christened: 24th April 1808, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England   

    v.    Sarah SIDNELL                   
Christening: 31st May 1812, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England   

    vi.    Eliza SIDNELL
Born: 29th October 1814
Christening: 17th  March 1816, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

    vii.    Matilda SIDNELL
Born: 29th December 1816
Christened: 22nd June 1817, Independent, Melksham, Wiltshire, England   

    viii.    James SIDNELL                   
Christened: 15th October 1820, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

.     ix.    George SIDNELL
Born: 28th November 1826   
    Christened: 5th June 1831, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England   

Generation 2.

2.        Elizabeth SIDNELL
Born: 29th January 1801, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Christened: 17th May 1801, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Married: George WAIGHT,  28th July 1828, Parish Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Died: After March 1881, most probably in Melksham, Wiltshire.
       
        (George WAIGHT was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England according to 1851 census. He was a printer and bookbinder by trade.)

Known children of George WAIGHT and Elizabeth SIDNELL:

    i.    Eliza Jane WAIGHT
        born. 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Christened: 8 Nov 1829, All Saints’, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Notes: No trace of Eliza after 1851

    ii.    Mary WAIGHT                        
Christening:  8 Jan 1832, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire
Married: George Stroud OLIVER
Died: 1915, Dorchester, Dorset, England

Notes:     Remained in England
One known son: George OLIVER born Dorchester ca. 1865

    iii.    Sarah WAIGHT                        
Christening:  13 Apr 1834, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Notes: No trace of Sarah after 1834

3.    iv.    Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT
    born. 11th June 1835, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
    Married: Emily Millard KELSON, 1st August 1867, Parish Church, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    Died: 18th October 1917, Redding, Iowa

    v.    Elizabeth WAIGHT   (To be verified - might be christening date for Thomas)                Christening:  9th Aug 1835, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire

4.    vi.    George E. WAIGHT
Born: 23rd May 1837, Melksham, Wiltshire, England        
Christened:  27th Jun 1837, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire
        Died: 27th July 1926, Alexis, Illinois
   
5.    vii    William Frederick WAIGHT (known as Frederick)
Born: 22nd January 1839
Married: Mary Jane HOUSE, 13th March 1867, Somerset, England
Died: 1930 buried Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur co, Iowa


6.    viii.    Henry WAIGHT
Born: 1841/2, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

ix    Edwin WAIGHT (Ned)
Born: 1843/4, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Died: After 1917; before 1926
Married: Mary BROWNE, 1871, Somerset

Known children of Edwin WAIGHT and Mary BROWNE:
Annie Mary WAIGHT b. 1871, Melksham, Wiltshire
Elizabeth A. E. WAIGHT b. 1880, Melksham, Wiltshire
Plus others.

Note:    Remained in England.
    Occupation: 1881 Printer and bookbinder; 1901 Decorator
         
 
    x.    John WAIGHT
Born: 1845/6, Melksham, Wiltshire, England 

Note: Have yet to trace John after 1851

    xii.    Julia Ann WAIGHT         
        Born: 1847/8, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

        Note: No record of Julia Ann after 1851.

    xiii    Annie WAIGHT
        Born: 1851, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
        Died: After 1917; before 1926

Note: Remained in England.  Annie did not marry. Died after 1917; before 1926

    xiv.    William WAIGHT (to be verified)
        Born: Before 1838
        Died: 1838





Generation 3

3.        Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT
    born. 11th June 1835, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
    Married: Emily Millard KELSON, 1st August 1867, Parish Church, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    Died: 13th October 1917, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa

    (Emily KELSON born: 6th June 1841, England, died 8th September 1904)


Decatur County Journal-Iowa
Thursday, October 24, l9l7

THOMAS S. WAIGHT was born in the town of Melksham and County of Wiltshire, England, on the llth day of June, l834, departed this life at the home of his daughter, MRS. ROBERT SHAFER, near Redding, Iowa on Saturday, October l3th, l9l7 at the age of 82 years and 5 months. He was united in marriage to EMILY MILLARD KELSON in the month of August, l867 and to this union were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy leaving six surviving to mourn his loss: THOMAS EDWARD, EMILY ELIZABETH FARMER, JESSIE ANNIE SHAFER, GEORGE EARNEST, CHARLES HENRY, and MARY AGNES KNIGHT.

He embraced Christianity in early life and throughout his earthly career adhered strictly to the principles which were eminently exemplified in his death as a Christian. During the last 6 or 7 years of his life he made his home principally with his niece, MRS. GEORGE W. PENNIWELL, of Leon, Iowa, where he was intimately known and loved by all. Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church at Redding, Iowa and the remains buried at the Middlefork Cemetery.


18 Oct,1917 Obituary  ?Leon Herald

Thomas Sidnell Waight was born in Melksham, Wilther Co., England, 11Jun1835.  Departed this life 13Oct1917, age 82 years, 4 months, 2 days.  He was married to Emily Millard Kelson 1Aug1867.  Mr and Mrs Waight emigrated to this country in the spring 1870, making their home in Illinois, until about 1900 when they moved to Ringgold Co, IA.   Here he resided on the farm in Middle Fork Township until the fall of 1911.  Since then he has been making his home with his daughter Mrs. Robert Shaffer.  He has been ill for the past eight weeks and during his last days he was a great sufferer until death came to relieve him from the afflictions of this mortal life.  Mr Waight was a member of the Methodist Church of Redding and lived a constant Christian life from early manhood, exemplifying great stability of character in adhering strictly to the things he believed to be right.  In 1904 the companion of his life was taken from him and the great loss he sustained at that time was almost more than he could bear.  The deceased leaves to mourn his loss three brothers; George of Alexis, IL, Fred of Leon, IA; and Ned and one sister Annie Waight of Melksham, England, also three sons, Thomas of Alexis, IL, George of Redding, and Charlie of Portland, Oregon, also three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Farmer of Clinton, MO; Mrs. Jessie Shaffer, of Redding, and Mrs. Mary A Knight of Mt. Ayr, one son and one daughter having preceded him to better land in infancy.  He also leaves several grandchildren and friends both old and young who will miss Grandpa Waight as he was best known to all.  All the children except one and two brothers were with him to the last. 

Known children of Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT and Emily Millard KELSON

i.    Thomas Edward WAIGHT
Born: 20th September 1868, York, England
Married: Enza Luella BROWN, 20th October, 1897
Died: 20th April 1838, Alexis, Illinois

Children: Edward Keith, Lois Evelyn, Margaret Mae, Kenneth Thomas

Emily Elizabeth WAIGHT
Born: 1870, ?Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Married:    1    Roy A. LATHROP, 30th September 1893, Knox, Illinois
        2    FARMER
        3    LYNCH

Jessie Annie WAIGHT
Born: 1872/3, Illinois
Married: Robert SHAEFFER

Mary Agnes WAIGHT
Born:
Married: KNIGHT

George Ernest. WAIGHT
Born: 1875/6, Illinois

Charles Henry WAIGHT

vii    Infant sister WAIGHT

viii    Infant Brother WAIGHT (?Edwin, born 1879, Illinois)


4.        George E. WAIGHT
Born: 23rd May 1837, Melksham, Wiltshire, England        
Christened:  27th Jun 1837, Independent Church, Melksham, Wiltshire
        Died: 27th July 1926

   
Monmouth Review Atlas Obituary July 29, 1926

George E. Waight was born in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, May 24, 1835, and departed this life July 27, 1926, at the ripe old age of ninety one years, two months, and three days.
He leaves to mourn his passing one brother Dr. W.F. Waight of Leon, IA, a sister and three brothers having preceded him in death.  He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews with a number of great and great-great-nieces and nephews. He grew to young manhood in the neighborhood of his birthplace, the immigrating to this country settled in Montreal, Canada for a time, then moved to Quebec where he remained for a number of years.  After making several trips back to his old home,  on returning to the States for the last time, he came to the vicinity of Shanghai, IL, where he made his home for the last forty-five years, taking an active interest in the events of the community, and as far as is known was the oldest man in Warren County.
His last illness was of short duration early in the morning he was up and dressed, remarking that he felt good; but about 10 o'clock a sudden change was noticed, and he failed rapidly, sinking into his last sleep at 11:15 of Tuesday morning.
Funeral services were held from the United Brethren Church of Alexis Thursday afternoon July 29, 1926, at 2 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. Sarah D. Bowman officiating, taking her text from Ecclesiastes 12:13.  Burial was made in the Fuller cemetery about ten miles east of Alexis.

Pallbearers were friends and neighbors of the deceased:  Allen Moore, Charles Glass, Aaron Yarde, Bert Yarde, Fred Bellinger, and Mort Stone.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all who so kindly assisted us in any way in the burial of our uncle and great-uncle---Mr and Mrs T.E. Waight, Mr and Mrs Glenn Rohr, Miss Margaret Waight,  Kenneth Waight.

5.    vii    William Frederick WAIGHT (known as Frederick)
Born: 22nd January 1839
Married: Mary Jane HOUSE, 13th March 1867, Somerset, England
Died: 1930 buried Leon Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa

Decatur County Journal
February 4, 1915

Dr. W. F. Waight received word last week of the death of his eldest sister, Mrs. Ann Oliver, at Dorchestershire, England, her home was filled with wounded Belgian, German and French soldiers who had been brought from the battle lines and placed in private homes and public buildings.

Dr. Waight has the sympathy of all in his sad bereavement.

(NB The sister was in fact Mrs Mary OLIVER.)

Known children of William Frederick WAIGHT and Mary Jane HOUSE:

Beatrice WAIGHT
Born: 30th May 1868, England

Annie WAIGHT
Born: 20th September 1869, England

Frederick J. WAIGHT
Born: 8th November 1871, Illinois

Edith R. WAIGHT
Born: 25th October 1873, Illinois
Married: William Alvah FERREN, 25th December 1896, Decatur, Iowa
Died: 22nd March 1960

Mary Ellen WAIGHT
Born: 21st October 1875, Illinois
Married: WARNER

May B. WAIGHT
Born: 1877/8, Illinois
Married George W. PENNIWELL


Louise WAIGHT
Born: 1880/1, Iowa
Married: FRENCH

Jessie WAIGHT
Born: 18832/3, Iowa
Married: ATZ

Eula WAIGHT
Born: 1884/5, Iowa

Edna WAIGHT
Born: 1889/90, Iowa

1913 ROSTER OF ALUMNI
LEON, DECATUR COUNTY, IOWA
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(This was copied from the July, l970, Hawkeye Heritage, published by the Iowa Genealogical Society; Vol. V, No. 3.)
A catalog prepared for the Leon Public Schools in September 1913 has a section "Roster of Leon High School Alumni" that lists information of genealogical importance. Undoubtedly there are many similar rosters for other schools. If you know of any others or school records of a different sort we would be interested. This record was submitted by Mrs. Dennis Mann, l247 l7th St., West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265.
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WAIGHT, MRS. ELLEN WARNER, 98, Leon, Iowa.
WAIGHT, EULA, 04, 2729 Monterey Ave., St. Joe, Missouri.
WAIGHT, MRS. JESSE ATZ, 02, housewife, Osceola, Iowa.
WAIGHT, MRS. LOUISE FRENCH, 98, housewife, 2729 Monterey Ave., St. Joe, Missouri.
WAIGHT, MRS. MAY PENNIWELL, 98, housewife, Leon, Iowa.

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Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
January 2002

Note:
For the full list please refer to:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecatu/Schools/1913Leonsch.html


6.        Henry J. WAIGHT
Born: 1841/2, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Married: Elizabeth
Died:






THE HERALD
A Sharpsburg and Etna, Pennsylvania Weekly Newspaper Publication
November 30th, 1878

Advert:

H. J. WAIGHT In expressing his sincere thanks to his Custom- ers, and the pub- lic generally, for the Liberal Patronage he has received, would respectfully inform them that he has concluded to CLOSE OUT his entire stock of GLASS, CHINA, QUEENSWARE, BRUSHES, TOYS, Notions, Etc., and hereafter he will devote his entire time to the Painting Business, in all its branches, at the Same Old Stand, MAIN ST., SHARPSBURG.
It will pay you to call and examine the Stock, as no reason-able offer will be refused. All goods will be sold at Private Sale.

Known children of Henry J. WAIGHT and Elizabeth:

Ella WAIGHT
Born: 1869/70, PA

Lucy WAIGHT
Born. 1871/2, PA

Herbert WAIGHT
Born: 1873/4, PA

Harry WAIGHT
Born: 1875/6, PA

Flora WAIGHT
Born: 1876/7, PA

George WAIGHT
Born: 1879, PA




Census transcriptions (US and English) of interest follow:


1851 Census, England

Bridge Street, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

WAIGHT    George    49    Printer   & Bookbinder    Southampton, Hampshire, England  
Elizabeth           47                       Melksham,  Wilts.   
Elizabeth           24       School Mistress         Southampton
Mary             18                     Melksham,  Wilts.   
Thomas         15    Printer & Paper Hanger        Melksham,  Wilts.   
George         13                       Melksham,  Wilts.   
Frederick         11                       Melksham,  Wilts.  
Henry           9                     Melksham,  Wilts.  
Edwin            7       Scholar at Home           Melksham,  Wilts.   
John               5       Scholar at Home           Melksham,  Wilts.   
Julia Ann           3       Scholar               Melksham,  Wilts.







1881 Census (LDS)



Dwelling:    Lowbourne
Census Place:    Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Source:    FHL Film 1341492     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 2045    Folio 77    Page 14
Marr    Age    Sex    Birthplace
Elizabeth WAIGHT    W    80     F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England     Rel:    Head        Occ:    Stationer &c
Annie WAIGHT    U    29     F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Daur
Mary FELTHAM    W    70     F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Sister        Occ:    Retired On Cottage Propty


Dwelling:    Bank St
Census Place:    Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Source:    FHL Film 1341492     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 2045    Folio 61    Page 16
Marr    Age    Sex    Birthplace
Edwin WAIGHT    M    38     M    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Head        Occ:    Printer & Book Binder
Mary WAIGHT         39     F    Bromham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Wife        Occ:    Milliner
Annie M. WAIGHT         9     F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Daur        Occ:    Scholar
Elizabeth A.E. WAIGHT     6 m    F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Daur
Mary A. BROWNE    W    77     F    Beckhampton, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Mother In Law Occ:    Formerly Farmers Wife
Sarah LANE        U    24     F    Chittoe, Wiltshire, England                    Occ:    General Servant Domestic



Dwelling:    3 Salisbury Terrace
Census Place:    Fordington, Dorset, England
Source:    FHL Film 1341509     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 2111    Folio 39    Page 2
                Marr    Age    Sex    Birthplace
George Stroud OLIVER    M    40     M    Dorchester, Dorset, England    Rel:    Head        Occ:    Grocers Traveller
Mary OLIVER        M    40     F    Melksham, Wiltshire, England    Rel:    Wife
George OLIVER             15     M    Dorchester, Dorset, England        Rel:    Son        Occ:    Apprentice Dispenser
William Maurice WILLIAMS   U    32     M    Carmarthan, Wales             Rel:    Lodger         Occ:    Solicitor




1880 CENSUS - US (LDS)


Name    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace    Occupation    Father’s birthplace    Mother’s birthplace   
                                       
Thomas S. WAIGHT    Self    Married    Male    White    42    England    Bookbinder    England    England   
Emily WAIGHT    Wife    Married    Female    White    36    England    Keeping House    England    England   
Thomas E. WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    11    England    At School    England    England   
Emily WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    9    England    At School    England    England   
Jessie A. WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    7    IL    At School    England    England   
George E. WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    4    IL        England    England   
Edwin WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    8m    IL        England    England   
                                       
Census Place:                                       Chicago, Cook, Illinois Family History Library Film:              1254193 NA Film No.:                                       T9-0193 Page No.:                                              11B   
                                       
Name    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace    Occupation    Father’s birthplace    Mother’s birthplace   
                                       
William ADCOCK    Self    Married    Male    White    29    IL    Farmer    VA    IL   
Mary J. ADCOCK    Wife    Married    Female    White    23    IL    Keeping House    PA    IL   
Edward ADCOCK    Son    Single    Male    White    3    IL        IL    IL   
Mary S. ADCOCK    Daughter    Single    Female    White    1    IL        IL    IL   
Ambrose RUCKER    Other    Widowed    Male    White    80    VA        VA    VA   
William COLINS    Other    Widowed    Male    White    83    VA        VA    VA   
George WAIGHT    Other    Single    Male    White    44    England    Painter    England    England   
George BUTTLES    Other    Single    Male    White    50    PA    Farm Labourer    PA    PA   
                                       
Census Place:                                       Kelly, Warren, Illinois Family History Library Film:              1254256 NA Film No.:                                       T9-0256 Page No.:                                              187C   



Name    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace    Occupation    Father’s birthplace    Mother’s birthplace   
                                       
William F. WAIGHT    Self    Married    Male    White    37    England    Physician & surgeon    England    England   
Mary J.WAIGHT    Wife    Married    Female    White    35    England    Keeping House    England    England   
Beatrice H. WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    12    England        England    England   
Annie WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    10    England        England    England   
Frederic J. WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    8    IL        England    England   
Edith R. WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    6    IL        England    England   
Mary E. WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    4    IL        England    England   
May B. WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    2    IL        England    England   
                                       
Census Place:                                       Lenox, Taylor, Iowa Family History Library Film:              1254366 NA Film No.:                                       T9-0366 Page No.:                                              32B   
                                       
Name    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace    Occupation    Father’s birthplace    Mother’s birthplace   
                                       
Henry J. WAIGHT    Self    Married    Male    White    35    England    Painter    England    England   
Elizabeth WAIGHT    Wife    Married    Female    White    31    PA    Housekeeper    MD    PA   
Ella WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    10    PA    At Home    England    PA   
Lucy WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    8    PA        England    PA   
Herbert WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    6    PA        England    PA   
Harry WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    4    PA        England    PA   
Flora WAIGHT    Daughter    Single    Female    White    3    PA        England    PA   
George WAIGHT    Son    Single    Male    White    9m    PA        England    PA   
Mary SNYDER    Other    Single    Female    White    17    PA    Servant    Germany    Germany   
                                       
Census Place:                                       Sharpsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film:              1255088 NA Film No.:                                       T9-1088 Page No.:                                              443D   




Name    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace    Occupation    Father’s birthplace    Mother’s birthplace   
                                       
James HOUSE    Self    Married    Male    White    38    England    Farmer    England    England   
Mary HOUSE    Wife    Married    Female    White    33    IL    Keeping House    England    England   
Edwin HOUSE    Son    Single    Male    White    12    IL    At School    England    England   
Bessie HOUSE    Daughter    Single    Female    White    10    IL    At School    England    England   
Frank HOUSE    Son    Single    Male    White    5    IL        England    England   
                                       
Census Place:                                       Kelly, Warren, Illinois Family History Library Film:              1254256 NA Film No.:                                       T9-0256 Page No.:                                              182B   

NB I suspect that James HOUSE is the brother of Mary Jane, wife of William Fredrick WAIGHT



Bessie HOUSE    Born: 16th May 1870, Cook County, Illinois
Died: 18th Jul 1945, Butler, Missouri
Married: Charles WALLACE

Children: Rex, Ray, Delma and Edward

Bessie HOUSE  subject of photograph #139 on Taylor County, Iowa web site




 
 Dear Pat,
 
Well here it is - rather a long document, 13 pages in all. I've gone back as far as William Frederick WAIGHT's maternal grandparents. Most of the information is about the WAIGHTs that went to the US. My real interest is the SIDNELL and BUTTERWORTH line but I'm enjoying this diversion branching out on the WAIGHT family tree. It just seems so sad that the photos ended up in a flea market torn from their album. There must be direct descendants of Dr William Frederick WAIGHT about somewhere.
 
Sorry it is such a long read but I hope you will find some of it interesting enough to put on the web with the photos.
 
Mary Ann Freed Jones has information about more recent descendants of Thomas Sidnell WAIGHT and no doubt Glenn WAIGHT will have information about the descendants of Henry J WAIGHT.
 
It sounds cold where you are! The clocks went back to GMT on Sunday so we are back to dark evenings. I must go because it's really late and I've got work tomorrow.
 
Best wishes,
Louise.
 
(Letter from Pat O'Dell to Louise Argent)
Louise,
 
I looked at records that would be the WPA Grave Records of Decatur co, Ia and found these:
Leon Cemetery:
Wm F. Waight, 1839-1930
Mary Jane Waight, 1845-1927
 
And these... that I think you already had:
Middlefork Twp Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa:
Thos Edward Waight 1835, died 13 Oct 1917
Emily Waight 1841, died 08 Sep 1904
 

Pat
 Dear Pat,
 
Just thought I would let you know that I printed out the photographs from the WAIGHT family album and took them to show my mother (nee BUTTERWORTH). The common link between the BUTTERWORTH and WAIGHT families being SIDNELL.
 
We compared likeness to photographs of my grandfather (Howard Fawcett BUTTERWORTH - great grandson of Ann SIDNELL) and great grandfather (William Frank BUTTERWORTH - grandson of Ann SIDNELL ). William Frank BUTTERWORTH was the son of Henry George BUTTERWORTH. Henry George BUTTERWORTH in turn was the son of Ann SIDNELL and the nephew of Elizabeth WAIGHT (nee SIDNELL). (Thus Henry George BUTTERWORTH is the first cousin of William Frederick WAIGHT and his brothers.)
 

In particular there is a very strong family resemblance between my grandfather, great grandfather and the subjects in the following pictures:
#134 (taken at Fareham, Hampshire, ENG);
#138;
#141 (particularly the young man on the right of the picture);
#148 (taken at Seaton - I think this is possibly Seaton, Devon, ENG rather than the US);
#152.
 
(I wondered if photos #138 and #152 were of the same man taken several years apart? Purely a guess but I wonder if this is Dr William Frederick WAIGHT?)
 
Certainly a few of the young women / girls look very alike and I wonder if they are some of the daughters of Dr William Frederick WAIGHT.
 

Sorry I cannot help more in identifying the photographs but I thought you might like to know we saw an obvious family likeness. Unfortunately I do not have access to a scanner, but should I do so in the future I will send a picture of my great grandfather William Frank BUTTERWORTH.
 
With very best wishes,
Louise.