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Rev Valentine Wightman
Birth: Apr. 16, 1681
Kingston
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1747
Groton
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Pioneer of Religious Liberty
Founder in 1705 and 42 years Pastor
First Baptist Church Groton
The first in the state.

Son of George & Elizabeth (Updike) Wightman.
He married, first, Susanna Holmes, on Feb 17,1702/3 at North Kingstown,RI. She was the daughter of John Holmes and Mary Sayles Greene Holmes.
Valentine & Susannah had 10 children (1) Daniel, (2) Mary (3) Valentine (4) Abraham (5) Susannah (6) Isaac (7) Jacob (8) Timothy (9) Sarah & (10)John.

Rev.Wightman's second wife was named Joanna, whom he married about 1728. They had one child, Amy.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Wightman (1632 - 1722)
  Elizabeth Updyke Wightman (1644 - 1716)
 
 Spouse:
  Susannah Holmes Wightman (1682 - 1726)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Wightman Rathbone (1704 - 1777)*
  Timothy Wightman (1719 - 1796)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Wightman Huling (1664 - 1755)*
  Daniel Wightman (1668 - 1750)*
  George Wightman (1673 - 1761)*
  John Wightman (1674 - 1750)*
  Valentine Wightman (1681 - 1747)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wightman Cemetery
Groton
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Nov 28, 2006
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Rev Valentine Wightman
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Rev Valentine Wightman
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Rev Valentine Wightman
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Thank you for your part in bringing about my life, for the love you gave and the sacrifices you made. May you rest in peace.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
Remembering my 6th Great Grandfather
- LinnR
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014

- M Davey
 Added: Sep. 28, 2013
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