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Descendants of John Wightman

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The goal of this project is to identify the Descendants of John Wightman

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am William Thompson. My North American Wightman family members are desecndants of John Wightman's son, George Wightman of Rhode Island. John and his four sons- Abraham, Daniel, George and Valentine- were born in England and emigrated herein the 17th century.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Locating and identifying the John Wightman descendants and their families
  • Determining the relationship between various Wightman families

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!


Contents

First Generation

John Wightman

John Wightman immigrated with four of his five sons (his wife probably having died in England), reaching Newport, Rhode Island in 1654. They made their way to Richard Smith's trading post at Wickford in the Narragansett country, where Valentine Whitman, eldest son of John Wightman, had been employed for six years as an interpreter to the Indians at the trading post.

John saw his father burned at the stake for his religious views. He apparently moved to London with his mother after that pivotal event. John experienced the reign of Charles I (1625-1649), with all the political and religious upheaval that it brought. This terrible period in English history ended with Charles' beheading and Cromwell's Republic. John immigrated to the new world during the Cromwell era.




Second Generation

Valentine Whitman

Valentine Whitman was as aforementioned the eldest son of John Wightman. He arrived in the Rhode Island colony before his father and brothers and had been there long enough in 1648 to master the Indian language, for in that year, he is recorded as an interpreter at the Indian trading post of Richard Smith at Wickford in the Narragansett country (now town North and South Kingstone, RI). This will, no doubt, explain why his father, John, and his other sons arrived in Newport and immediately went to the Wickford area of Rhode Island.[1]

Daniel Wightman

Daniel Wightman was born 1629 at Burton-Upon-Trent, England. He settled in Newport, Rhode Island and joined the Second Baptist Church where he was an Assistant Pastor

Abraham Wightman

Abraham Wightman was born 1630 at Burton-Upon-Trent, England.

John Wightman

George Wightman

George Wightman was born November 4, 1632, somewhere in England and died between 25 January and 1 February 1721/2 in Quidnessett, situated within that part of Kingstowne which is now called North Kingstown in Washington Co., RI[2]. He was the youngest son of John Wightman and his unknown wife.

After his grandfather Edward Wightman was burned at the stake, it is thought that George's father, John and the rest of the family moved to London. John and his brothers and sisters, probably grew to maturity there, married, and had children of their own.


Third Generation

Ester Whitman Steere (John1, Valentine2)

Mary Whitman Inman (John1, Valentine2)

George Whitman (John1, Valentine2)

Elizabeth Whitman (John1, Valentine2)

Susanna Whitman Ballou (John1, Valentine2)

Deborah Whitman (John1, Valentine2)

Alice Whitman (John1, Valentine2)

Hannah Whitman (John1, Valentine2)

Capt. Valentine Whitman, Jr. (John1, Valentine2)

Grace Valentine Whitman Greene

Elizabeth Wightman Huling (John1, George2)

Alice Wightman Waite (John1, George2)

Rev. Daniel Wightman (John1, George2)

Sarah Wightman Peterson Collins (John1, George2)

Deacon George Wightman II (John1, George2)

John Wightman (John1, George2)

Samuel Wightman (John1, George2)

Rev. Valentine Wightman (John1, George2)


Fourth Generation

Daniel Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3)


Fifth Generation

Deacon Valentine Whitman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4)


Sixth Generation

Amos Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5)


Seventh Generation

Alford Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6)


Eighth Generation

Amos Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7)

Amanda Wightman Young (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7)


Ninth Generation

Robert Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8)


Tenth Generation

Reuben Graham Wightman (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8, Robert9)


Eleventh Generation

Alice Wightman Thompson(John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8, Robert9, Reuben10)


Twelfth Generation

William Thompson (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8, Robert9, Reuben10, Alice11)


Thirteenth Generation

Emily Alicen Thompson (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8, Robert9, Reuben10, Alice11, William12)

Abigail Elizabeth Thompson (John1, George2, Rev. Valentine3, Daniel4, Deacon Valentine5, Amos6, Alford7, Amos8, Robert9, Reuben10, Alice11, William12)





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