|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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