|NICHOLAS HAIGHT, Sec. 12; P.0. Syene; born July 10, 1818 in Westchester co., N.Y.; son of Caleb and Sarah M. (Jackson) Haight; he attended the common schools, and for eighteen months the North Salem Academy; worked seven years at harness-making and taught school seven years, principally in is native county and at Stamford, Conn.; was three years an employee of the N.B. Rubber Co. of New York City; in the spring of 1857, came West, locating on Sec. 31, town of Blooming Grove, paid his last dollar for 80 acres, at $11 per acre, then hired $1,000 of his father, with which he lived eighteen months, and did his breaking, building, etc.; in 1868, he sold out for $800, and bought his present 160-acre farm for $6,000, this left him $5,000 in debt, every dollar of which was paid in nine ears; he has besides remodeled and added to his house, also raised and enlarged is barn, and made other lasting and substantial improvements.He married in his and her native town of Bedford, Miss Catherine Williamson; they have reared and educated a family of six children-James C., born in Connecticut; William J. and Sarah M., born in Westchester Co., N.Y.; while Thomas W., Mary J. and Lizzie M. are Badger born. Mr. H. is a Republican Greenback proclivities, and the family are Episcopalians; the great-grandfather of Mr. Haight cleared p a farm from what was then a wilderness, only twenty-three miles from New York City; this old homestead, near Rye, is still in the family.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1254-55.