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Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) Rhode Island

Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) Rhode Island

Posted: 15 Feb 2002 2:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2002 10:28PM GMT
Surnames: Whitman Wightman
I'm interested in getting data on the fahter of Valentine Whitman, also spelled "Wightman", who was John Wightman (1599-1669). I have seen where he came to America with four sons, Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) being the eldest. There seems to be very little data concerning John Wightman (1599-1669) either in England or in Rhode Island. I've seen the genealogy of the Wightman family but I'm interested in particular in John Wightman's personal family history.

Re: Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) Rhode Island

Posted: 22 May 2007 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: whitman.
hi, John Whitman 1599-1669
msrried to Jane Bentley , she changed the name of Wightman to Whitman, john remarried to Virtue Gardner
john came to america, with 4 of his 5 sons, to Rhode Island in 1654, my family starts with John, then his son. Valentine sr to his son , valentine jr, to his son Giles his son Andrew Jackson whitman sr, to his son. Amdrew jackson whitman jr, to his daughter, mary ann, my mom

john was born in England and died in Rhode Island, their religion, was Baptist

john's children, the ones i hav are;
John jr, james, valentine, alice, sarah, jane, mary,deborah

i have not been to Rhode Island,for any pictures of their graves, but have from Valentinejr and his wife and his son , John and his wife and a couple of their children, also of my g.grandfather and g.grandmother and i have information on her parents. descendents of Dutch slaves.
hope this helps you, have a nice day, doris

Re: Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) Rhode Island

Posted: 23 May 2007 10:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wightman, Whitman
JOHN WIGHTMAN of Wickford, son of Edward Wightman and Frances DARBYE. John Wightman was born on 7 Jan. 1599 at Wickford, and died in 1669. He married Katharine Frye on October 25, 1627 at Burton, Dorset, England who was born 1601 and died before 1654.The John Weightman you mentioned was born 16 April 1674 and died 1 April 1750. He married (1) Jane Bentley (2) Virtue Gardner. So you see these were two diferent men with the same name and you were confusing the two.
John Wightman came to America with four (4) of his five (5) sons from England and reached Newport, Rhode Island in 1654. The elder son, Valentine Wightman (Whitman) (1628-1701), my ancestor, was already in America in 1648 where he settled in Wickford in Narragansett country Rhode Island. In the Quidnesset section of Wickford his youngest son, George Wightman settled on a farm. It seems that when the family came to America in 1654 and they had considerable wealth.

Re: Valentine Whitman (1627-1701) Rhode Island

Posted: 6 Jan 2008 3:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whitman
Hi Doris,

Don't know if there is any connection. I am trying to find more information on a Leonard WHITMAN b. 23 Apr 1777 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
His parents were Valentine WHITMAN b. Oct 1733in Germany (?), d. 16 Mar 1803 in N.S., m. 15 Feb 1757 Maria Eva BACHMAN (b. 1740 in Germany(?), d. 22 Mar 1786 in N.S.

I don't have any info. on ancesters of either parent. Any suggestions?

The Valentine name caught my eye, even though I know this is generations later, might there still be a tie?
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