Valentine Wightman

Valentine Wightman

Birth
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

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.

[A Primitive Baptist minister goes by the title Elder, not Rev. http://www.pblib.org/Connecticut.html
Contributor: Dolores J. Rush (47849893)]


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