First Burials in Matagorda Cemetery, Benjamin Wightman and Esther Randall Wightman
Texas Historical Marker

Parents of Elias R. Wightman, grantee of the Matagorda town league, from Republic of Mexico.

Benjamin and Esther Wightman, natives of Connecticut, lived in Wightman Town, Herkimer County, N. Y. , before joining (1828) colony brought here by their son of "Little Zoe", the first sailing vessel ever to enter port of Matagorda.

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