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John Holmes and Wight Families from Scotland who Settled in Hamden Area

John Holmes was a Weaver and reportedly introduced the "Flying Shuttle" to this country.

Submitted by D. A. Robinson, posted to dcnyhistory.org website Sep 1, 2015


Ella Eleanor (Holmes) Sprague Daughter of Eleanor and John Holmes b. 19 Nov 1865 d. 3 Jun 1904 Marriage to James Sprague in 1891, Mother of Jennie (Sprague) Robinson.

Jennie Sprague b. Jul 1892 Pepacton, NY d. Dec 1960 Glendale Maricopa Co., AZ. Wife of Dewitt William Robinson b. 8 Aug 1893 Hamden, NY d. 18 Aug 1968 in Glendale, AZ. Couple married 10 Nov. 1920 in Pepacton, and in 1922 relocated to Glendale.

George Wight b. 1, Mar 1789 d. 27 Feb 1875 came from around "Roxburghshire Scotland" on the border of England and Scotland pictured with wife Jane Ann Little b. abt. 1800 d. 23 Feb 1875 Further reading on the family can be found on the link of " The History of the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church"

Eleanor (Wight) Holmes Daughter of George and Jane Wight of DeLancey, b. 25 May 1825 d. 2 May 1916 Married John Holmes Jr. b. abt 1816 Scotland


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