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Welcome to the Wheelock Genealogy website. Here you'll find a large and growing genealogy of the Wheelock family in the United States. Browse the Wheelock genealogy by clicking on the 'browse' button above, search using the search box to the right, or visit one of the topics in the sidebar.

What's New


May 26th

Updated the blog with an essay on the family of Josephus Wheelock (1792-1872).

Several updates to the Wheelock genealogy, mostly involving error corrections, improved source references, and the addition of new individuals. The family of Josephus Wheelock is now filled in. Josephus was an interesting study. He moved from New England to Alabama prior to the Civil War. Despite being a slave owner, he remained loyal to the Union. For more, read the blog entry.


February 28th

Updated the blog with an essay on events leading up to and shortly after Rev. Ralph Wheelock's arrival in Massachusetts.

Posted a research essay about Oscar Merritt Wheelock, alias Oscar Creighton, who fought with notoriety in the Mexican Revolution. The essay was written by Larry Lashway, who has studied newspaper articles written during the time that Oscar and his wife Winnie lived in Butte, Montana. It sheds light on what transpired during the year that Oscar lived there, what events led up to his hasty departure on the eve of 1911, and how his wife, Winnie, and her relationship to the mayor of Butte influenced these events. The essay can be found here, and is linked at the end of the biography of Oscar Merritt Wheelock here.

Also made some minor updates to the genealogy of Rev. Ralph Wheelock.

January 22nd

Added a blog to capture thoughts, essays, and research notes that didn't seem to have any natural home on the WheelockGenealogy.com website.

Two generations of descendants of Philip Wheelock, of Floyd, Oneida Co, NY have been added, based on census records, obituaries, and www.FindAGrave.com records. In addition, the following have been added: descendants of Dexter Wheelock and Elsie Gray, of Atlas Co, IL; children of Henry Wheelock and Adelphia Converse (of Newfane, VT, and Byron, IL); and numerous other addtions and corrections.

Included a copy of Ralph Wheelock's signature, as it appeared circa 1655, at the end of his will.

Dec 28th

The genealogies of many new families have been filled in, including Haskell Wheelock, Alonzo P. Wheelock, Burtis Lemuel Wheelock, Alpheus Wheelock, Thomas Seabury Wheelock, Alonzo J. Wheelock, and many others. Several corrections have been incorporated, and source references have been improved.

A discussion of the ancestry of Brigadier General Charles Wheelock (1812 - 1865) has been added to the Wheelock Mysteries page. To the best of my knowledge, there are no primary sources that identify the ancestry of his father, Daniel Wheelock (1768 - 1812). The oral tradition in this family insists that he is the son of Daniel Wheelock and Beulah Albee, of Uxbridge, MA; yet the vital and probate records do nothing to substantiate this claim. In fact, the vital records are silent about Daniel, and at first glance seem to contradict the family stories. But these oral traditions may still be true. A deeper discussion can be found here.

Finally, the documents in the downloads section have been updated to reflect these changes.