Hi, I have a copy of THE WIGHTMAN ANCESTRY (1997) by Wade C. Wightman in two volumes, totaling 2597 pages. The first 432 pages are a re-printing of GEORGE WIGHTMAN OF QUIDNESSETT, R.I. (1632-1721/2) AND DESCENDANTS by Mary Ross Whitman (1939). On pages 247-248 of that work, it says the following:
(Rev.) PALMER GALLUP WIGHTMAN (son of Jesse, son of Rev. Timothy, son of Rev. Valentine, son of George), born 16 February 1820 in Groton, New London Co., Conn.,; died 14 January 1907 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Mass.He married 14 November 1843, EMMELINE WIGHTMAN, born 14 November 1826 in Waterford, New London Co., Conn.; died 22 May 1897 in Branford, New Haven Co., Conn., daughter of Capt. Asa and Mercy (Smith) Wightman.
Rev. Palmer G. Wightman was a Baptist minister, his total service covering a period of fifty-four years. For twelve years, from 12 June 1864 to 1876, he was pastor of the historic church at Groton, Conn., "one of the most successful periods of the Groton church" (Stark, 159). Other pastorates were at East Lyme, Conn., at Taunton, Mass., and lastly at Branford, Conn.In 1890 he attended the memorial exercises at the Wightman burying-ground in Groton, when a monument was unveiled in memory of Rev. Valentine Wightman, his great-great grandfather, and he delivered the principal address of the occasion (Wightman Memorial, Providence, 1890).
He retired a few years before his death, and after his wife died made his home with a son in Malden, Mass.
Children: i. John Grover, b. 15 Dec. 1846; d. 27 Sept. 1850 in East Lyme, Conn. ii. George Palmer, b. 10 Oct. 1851 in East Lyme, Conn. iii. Joseph Lester, b. 12 Dec. 1857 in East Lyme, Conn.