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John William (Hait) Haight (1821 - 1893)

John William Haight formerly Hait
Born in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
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John William Hait was born 1 January 1821 in Peerskill, Westchester, New York, the son of Seth Hait (1794 CT-1832 NY) and Mary Antoinette Oppie (1799 NY-1876 NY). John married twice:

  • M1) 1 December 1847 in Connecticut, to Elizabeth R. Knevals (1828-1858). Three children: John W., Jr., 1849 NY-1881; Warren B., 1851CT-1934; and Lilly, born in 1854 NY, who lived eight days.
  • M2) 13 March 1860 in New York, to Harriet Louise Depew. They had (at least) two children: Louise, 1863 NY-1950; and Mary Antoinette, 1869 NY-1941. [1]

John W. Hait and Elizabeth R. Knevals were married on 1 December 1847 in Connecticut. S.W.S. Dutton is also mentioned in the record (likely the officiator). [2] [3]

In 1850, the Hait family lived in New York City, New York, New York. The household included

  • John W Hait 29 born in New York, a grocer, with $2000 in real estate
  • Elisabeth R Hait 22 b. Connecticut
  • John S Hait 1 b. New York
  • Mary Littlewood 28 b. Ireland
  • Mary Lynch 16 b. Ireland [4]

John w. Hait’s wife, Eizabeth R. Knevals Hait, 29, died on 26 April 1858. She was born in Connecticut in 1829. [5]

In 1880, the Hait family lived in Peerskill, Westchester, New York. The family included

  • John W. Hait, 59, born in New York (parents b. NY), a merchant
  • H. Luise Hait Wife 41 b. New York (parents b. NY)
  • Louise Hait Daughter 16 New York, in school
  • Mary A. Hait Dau. 10 New York, in school
  • Ann Frost Other 50 New York, servant
  • John Hall Other 14 New York, servant [6]

John W. Hait died on 18 March 1893 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York. [7]

John W. Haight was born 1 January 1821. He died on 16 March 1893, aged 72, and is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Cortland Manor, New York. Also buried there is a son, Charles Depew Haight, who died on 3 October 1868. There are likely more relatives buried there as well. NOTE: FindAgrave shows his death date as 16 March (death record transcription shows 18 March), and FaG shows his last name as HAIGHT. All other records show HAIT. [8]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 September 2019), John W Hait, ; citing Marriage, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272235.
  3. "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 January 2020), John W Hait, 1847.
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 December 2020), John W Hait, New York City, New York County, New York, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955", database, FamilySearch ( : 16 September 2020), John W. in entry for Elizabeth R. Knevals Hait, 1858.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 January 2022), John W. Hait, Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
  7. "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956", database, FamilySearch ( : 7 October 2021), John W Hait, 1893.
  8. Find A Grave: Memorial #70313025

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