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John HIGHT
Ms. __?__
Sarah CORBIN
Husband:  John HIGHT / HITE / HEIT / HEIGHT
Birth:  1774-77, NJ
Death:  1870-80, Huntingdon Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  James HIGHT, Sr.
Marriage-1:  1800-1810
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1780-84
Death:  1830-40
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  1830-1840
Wife-2:  Sarah CORBIN
Birth:  1797-1800, Huntingdon Co., PA
Death:  in or aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Micajah CORBIN
Mother:  Mary KELLEY
Children with Wife-1:
1.  (Son A) HIGHT, b. 1800-10 very likely James HIGHT / HITE, b. 1794-1801
2.  (Daughter A) HIGHT, b. 1800-10
3.  (Daughter B) HIGHT, b. 1810-15
4.  John H. HIGHT, b. 22 Aug 1820 
Children with Sarah CORBIN:
5.  Simpson HIGHT, b. 1826/7 
6.  (Daughter C) HIGHT, b. 1830-35
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Henderson Twp. was formed in 1814 from Huntingdon Twp.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 3; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 PA Huntingdon Co. Baree Twp. Roll 40 p. 158 Ln. 26 James Hight 41101-01111-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Henry (b. 1794/5)
= George (b. 1793/4)
= ?
= James Jr. (b. 1790)
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = Richard (b. 1784-90)
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = John (b. 1774-77)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = James (b. 1750/1)
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Sarah?
1 female 16-25 1774-1784 = ?
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = wife of John?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = wife of James
John not found as head-of-household and appears to be living with his father.  The woman age 26-44 is not a daughter of James, so is she John's wife?  Listed three households from Asahel CORBIN, uncle of John's future wife, Sarah CORBIN.

3.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image # of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 PA Huntingdon Co. West Twp. Roll 51 p. 144 Ln. 32 J Hett 10110-10010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son A 
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = brother?
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = John (b. 1774-77)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Wife-1
"J. Hett" is the closest I could come to our subject.  Listed six households from E., C., and N. CORBAN.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  John HIGHT not found in Huntingdon Co., but there is a James HIGHT in Henderson Twp. and a James HITE in West Twp.  Is John living with his father?  Also in Huntingdon Co. is a George HIGHT in Henderson Twp. and a Richard HIGHT in Springfield Twp.  There are John HITEs in Adams and Somerset Cos., and a John HEITS in Lehigh Co.

5.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #83 of 86; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Huntingdon Co. Henderson Twp. p. 136 Jno Heit 101 010 010 - 000 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son B
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = John Jr. (b. 1820)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = John Sr. (b. 1774-77)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Daughter B
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Wife-1 

6.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3-4 of 20; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Huntingdon Co. Henderson Twp. pp. 204B-205A John Hight 001 100 010 010 - 010 010 100 0100000 James Hight 89
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Simpson (b. 1825/6)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = John Jr. (b. 1820)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = John Sr. (b. 1774-77)
1 male 80-89 1750-1760 = James (b. 1750/1)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter C
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Daughter B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Sarah (b. 1797-1800)
1 person engaged in agriculture
John Sr. is in the wrong age class, but there can be little doubt this is our subject.  The datum, "James Hight 89," fulfulls the request to give name and age of any Revolutionary War Pensioners in the household.  This is a long-lived family!  Listed next to Abraham CORBIN; and, in the other direction, 12 lines from a Henry HIGHT, who is listed next to a James HIGHT.

7.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 21):  Henderson Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 62A, 20/20, enumerated 26 Aug 1850, official enumeration day 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Height 60 M   Farmer   Penna
Sarah   " 40 F       "
William Morrison 40 M   Farmer   "
Both John and Sarah should be a decade older, and John was born in NJ, not PA.  Listed next to Sarah's brother, Abel W. CORBIN, who is two households from our subjects' son, Simpson HIGHT.  In the other direction, they are listed 15 households from William C.F. HIGHT, who is John's nephew through his brother, James HIGHT, Jr. 

8.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 10):  Huntingdon P.O., Oneida Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 242, PN 2/21, 15/15, enumerated 11 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Hight 83 M   Farmer 1300 300 New Jersey
Sarah Hight 60 F         Penn
Listed four households from Sarah's brother, Abel W. CORBIN, who is two households from their brother, Micajah CORBIN, Jr.; and, in the other direction, listed seven households from Asa CORBIN, who is two households from his widowed mother, Ellen CORBIN. 

9.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 10):  Huntingdon P.O., Oneida Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 672B, PN 10, enumerated 29 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
75 74 Warfel Geo J 22 M W Farmer    600 Pennsylvania
    ______ Harriet 23 F W Keeping House     "
  75 Hite John 95 M W Retired Farmer 2000 2050 New Jersey
    ____ Sarah 69 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania

10.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Oneida, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255134; NARA Film T9-1134; Pg 122C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Abel CORBIN Self M M W 73 PA Common Labor PA PA
William B. CORBIN Son M S W 37 PA Farm Hand PA PA
Sarah HEIGHT Sister F W W 82 PA   PA PA

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

12.  Messages in the Hight Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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