Theodosia (Dosha) WESCOTT

Dosha was my fourth great grandaunt; we were related through her parents, my fifth great grandparents, William and Margaret (HANEY) WESCOTT.  She was enumerated in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses with her husband and family in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, she is listed as having “debility” in the 1880 census, but no further information is given.[1]

Theodosia WESCOTT was born 15 February 1801 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[2]  She died 23 July 1882 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Her body was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[3]  Theodosia married Edward WIGHT 1 July 1821 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[4]  Edward is the son of Edward and Hannah (PERKINS) WIGHT.  Edward is my second cousin six times removed; related through his great grandparents, my seventh great grandparents, John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  Edward and Theodosia are first cousins through John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  Edward was born 22 July 1797 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[5]  He died 8 May 1885 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  He was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[6]

Dosha and Edward had the following children:

  1. Margaret born 11 March 1824 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[7] She died 5 September 1825 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[8]
  2. Joanna was born 22 August 1825 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[9]
  3. Lucy Maria was born 23 May 1827 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[10] She died of abdominal dropsy on 24 October 1893 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[11]  She was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[12]
  4. Margaret was born 29 July 1829 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[13] Margaret died 28 May 1917 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME. She is interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[14]
  5. Hezekiah was born 3 October 1831 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[15]
  6. Francis Augusta was born 4 June 1833 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[16] He died 3 September 1834 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[17]
  7. Francis (Frank) was born 7 May 1835 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[18] He died 15 November 1863 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  He is interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[19]
  8. Arthur Edward was born 12 August 1837 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[20] He died after 22 Jun 1900 in Caribou, Aroostook, ME.[21]  He married Hannah E.
  9. Emily was born 12 July 1840 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[22]
  10. Pearl was born 22 March 1843 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[23] He married Helen L.

 

[1] 1840 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, Penobscot, page 17, Edward Wight; NARA microfilm publication M704, 141.  1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, no number, dwelling 292, family 334, Edward White; NARA microfilm publication M432, 254.  1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, page 60, dwelling 396, family 447, Edward White [Wight]; NARA microfilm publication M653.  Edward Wight, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, page 7, 637 (stamped), dwelling 51, family 65; microfilm M593, 545.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, Enumeration District (ED) 144, page 2B, dwelling 15, family 20, Edward Wight; NARA microfilm publication T9, 480.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 February 2015), Dosha Wescot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Theodosia Wescott Wight; memorial 75779753.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online access 29 July 2013), Edward Wight and Dosha Wescott; FHL microfilm 11752.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Edward Wight; FHL microfilm 1033824.

[6] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Edward Wight; memorial 75779506.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[9] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Joanna Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[10] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Lucy Maria Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[11] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 10061, Lucy M. White, 24 October 1893; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 February 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[12] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Lucy M. Wight; memorial 110922612.

[13] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Margaret Wight; memorial 110923021.

[15] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Hezekiah Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[16] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Augusta Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[17] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Augusta Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[18] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[19] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Francis Wight; memorial 110922895.

[20] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 29 July 2013), Arthur Edward Wight.

[21] Aroostook County, Maine, Maine, Aroostook County, Probate Records, 1837-2007, 1840-1950 A-W, [image] 435, Arthur E Wight & Hannah E Wight; FHL microfilm unk.

[22] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Emily Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[23] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 23 March 2014), Pearl Wight.  “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” images online, National Archives, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 23 March 2014), Pearl Wight; citing Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations: Provost Marshal General’s Bureau: Consolidate Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 4 of 6.

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