Waith, William a Presbyterian minister, was born in the parish of Preston-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, April 17, 1796. He received his education in the country schools; became an attorney in the Mayor's Court; emigrated to the United States in 1832; was licensed to preach by the Buffalo Presbytery in 1835; and ordained as an evangelist in 1836. He preached as follows: in Burton, Napoli, Ellington, Silver Creek, and Ripley, N.Y., and died at the last-mentioned place, June 4, 1860. He was a good preacher, a laborious and faithful pastor, and a true Christian. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 165.