Wightman, William

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This information is from Mary Pierotti

William Wightman, settler by 1789, was married by the Rev. John McMillian to his much younger wife, Mary Henderson. Wightman was born about 1745. His wife, Mary, was born in about 1764. Mary was the daughter of William and Jane Henderson of St. Clair Township. Wightman served under Colonel Marshall and Capt. Evans. He was drafted. At this time the unit went through "Hollidays Cove" and part of Virginia. He states that they were chasing a man named Girty--a traitor. They went up the Allegheny river to Girty's camp. He also served with First Company of the Second Battalion of the militia under Col.Vallandingham. Wightman was a ruling elder of the Presbytery of Redstone.