Wightman, J. C., M.D., son of James W. and Esther A. (Cole) Wightman, was born July 16, 1829, at Rushville,
Ontario County, N. Y. He began his education at the district schools and Rushville Academy, from there he went
to the Madison University, remaining one year, and at Lima Seminary one year. He then had a private tutor, Prof.
Boyd, from Edinboro, Scotland. After that he went to the American Medical College of Cincinnati, and at the end
of three years graduated from that institution, after that he attended different hospitals, trying to learn all
he could of his profession, also one year at the Geneva Medical College, N. Y. The doctor came to Branchport in
1857 and began the practice of his profession, and has lived here ever since, where he has successfully built up
a large practice. February 20, 1857, he married Elizabeth M., daughter of Simon S. Merrill, of Rushville, N. Y.
Their children are Myrtie Maud, born November 28, 1857, who married Frank Botsford. She died June 26, 1890; Fannie,
born August 11, 1864, married Edwin E. Evans; Merrill J., born January 20, 1866, died May 13, 1875.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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