Wight, Henry, Dd
Wight, Henry, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Medfield, Massachusetts, in 1753, and was a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1782. His ordination took place at Bristol, R.I., January 5, 1785, in connection with the dedication of a new house of worship. Of this church he continued to be the sole pastor for more than thirty years (from 1785 to 1815). On November 13 of the latter year, the Reverend Joel Mason was ordained as his colleague. Dr. Wight was dismissed at his own request November 11, 1828. His residence during the remainder of his life was among his own people in Bristol. He died August 12, 1837. His ministry in Bristol was a prosperous one, two hundred and thirty-eight persons being received into the membership of the Church during his pastorate. See Harvard General Catalogue, page 37; Memorials of R.I. Cong. Ministers. (J.C.S.)