Sergeant Andrew Mortimer Sleght

Male 1838 - 1904  (66 years)


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  • Name Andrew Mortimer Sleght 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 7 Oct 1838  Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 4 Aug 1862  Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    1st Regt. Mounted Rifles, K Co.
    Sergeant; discharged 07 Jul 1865. 
    Died 25 Dec 1904  Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 30, 1904 PAGE 2 COL 4 Death of Mortimer Sleght. About midnight on Sunday, at his home on Scotland Road, occurred the death of Mortimer Sleght, a long time and respected resident. Mr. Sleght had been in failing health for several years, and since November had been confined to the home with a complication of heart and kidney troubles. Deceased was born here sixty-six years ago, and most of his life had been spent here. He was a Constable for over twenty years, and was turnkey under Sheriff Robert H. Wheeler. In 1870 he married Harriet L. Scott, of Rochester, who with three sons, Walter S., Francis J., and Carlton M. Sleght, all prominent in the business life of the village survive. One brother, Carlton W. Sleght, of Allen's Hill, also survives. Mr. Sleght wasa a member of Company K, N Y Mounted Rifles, which did valiant service in the Civil War. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lewis Sweet of the Presbyterian church conducting the service. His body was interred 1904 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. Section 7 52.

      In the 1892 Canandaigua Census he is listed as 54 years of age, a Constable. 1900 Canandaigua Census shows them married 29 years. At the Ontario County Archives in Hopewell, NY, I found a copy of their marriage recorded in 1904 amongst the miscellaneous records. It read as follows, This certifies that on the twenty first day of September, in the year of our Lord 1870,A. Mortimer Sleght and H. Louise Scott were by me united in marriage at East Bloomfield, according to the laws of the State of NY. L. D. Chapin, Minister. Witnesses were H. C. Gilbert and Chas. McKinney. A true copy of the original recorded 30th December 1904. (Harriet Louise Scott is #4263.)

      Some humor has come to light concerning the changing of the spelling of the surname. According to a descendant of Mortimer, he sent a letter to his wife Louise explaining that they would change the spelling from Sleight to Sleght because the military had recorded his name as Sleght. Changing their name to Sleght was the only way to collect his pay and pension. The descendant related to me that there was a family joke that he lost an i, a verbal pun for eye, in the Civil War.
    Person ID I2182  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2013 

    Father Andrew Hoag Sleight,   b. 30 Sep 1798, Clinton, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1876, Allen's Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Fanny Jarvis Wheeler,   b. 28 Oct 1806, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1873, Allen's Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1823  Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Story - Sleight Family
    Story - Sleight Family
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Lousie Scott,   b. 23 Sep 1847, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1923, Canadice, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1870  East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Walter Scott Sleght,   b. 19 Nov 1872, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1927, Clifton Springs, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Francis Jarvis Sleght,   b. 28 Sep 1874, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1944, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Carlton Mason Sleght,   b. 9 Sep 1876, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1941, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1838 - Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 1st Regt. Mounted Rifles, K Co. Sergeant; discharged 07 Jul 1865. - 4 Aug 1862 - Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1870 - East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1904 - Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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