Rev Valentine Wightman

Rev Valentine Wightman

Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 7 Jun 1747 (aged 66)
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 16821771 View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Valentine Wightman (16 Apr 1681–7 Jun 1747), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16821771, citing Wightman Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .