Revolutionary War Soldiers
The following is a compilation of Vermont Revolutionary War soldiers with the Wheelock surname, taken from the following source:
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont", by Major General Carleton Edward Fisher and Sue Gray Fisher, Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1992
Due to the recent publication date of this book, the Wheelock entries are paraphrased, not copied verbatim. The book gives a detailed list of references, which are not included here. Wherever the original authors had questions about the information presented, a question mark appears in the text.
A discussion of the ancestry of each soldier appears in italics.
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Service not identified; buried in Coventry, VT.
Ancestry not known. Archippus Wheelock, also buried in Coventry, VT, had a son named Amasa who served in the War of 1812, and who died in the neighboring town of Newport (see "History of Sanbornton, NH", by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881). Amasa could not have served in the Revolutionary War, given his age.
From MA, born circa 1766, lived in Lancaster in the early part of his life; served in Capt. Friend's co in 1782; married at Newport in 1840, removed to Grafton, NH; died in 1847; buried in Coventry, VT. Married twice, (1) ____, (2) Julia ____. Julia removed to Gardner, MA in 1843.
This is the son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page, of Lancaster, MA. Archippus also appears on the Massachusetts Rolls. As a young man he moved to Sanbornton, NH, then to Littleton, NH, Coventry, VT, and finally Newport, VT, where he died. Archippus married (1) Molly Sanborn, and (2) Julia Goodwin. (See "History of Sanbornton, NH", Rev. Runnels, 1881; "History of Littleton, NH", by Jackson, Furber, and Steams, 1905; and New Hampshire Pension Records, Claim for Archippus Wheelock, FIle 2678.)
Archippus descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Archippus/Joseph/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.
Sargeant from MA, born in 1741; served in Capt Davis' company in 1775; died 1816; buried in East Calais, VT.
This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Martha Wight of Charlton, MA. Asa also appears on the Massachusetts Rolls. He moved from Charlton, MA to Calais, VT, where he died and is buried.
Asa descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Asa/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.
From MA, born 1758 in Shrewsbury, MA; served in Capt. Newton's co in 1778; died in Wardsboro, VT in 1842. Married twice, (1) Lucy ____, (2) Abigail ____.
This is the son of Gershom Wheelock and Susanna Knowlton of Shrewsbury, MA. He married (1) Lucy Maynard, and (2) Abigail Reed. He moved from Shrewsbury, MA to Wardsboro, VT where he died and is buried.
Asa descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Asa/Gershom/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.
Sargeant from MA and VT, born 1756 in Mendon, removed to Westford, MA; served in Capt Sibley's company in MA, 1778. Removed to Rutland, VT in 1832; died 1841, buried in Rutland, VT (the grave has not been located). Married Thankful ___.
This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels of Mendon, MA. He appears on the Massachusetts Rolls as serving in Westborough, MA (not Westford), under his cousin, Colonel Moses Wheelock. He married Thankful Rand (DAR, Vol 17, Pg 291). He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, next to his wife and daughter. (Source: "Rutland County, Vermont, Cemetery Inscriptions", by Marger R. Jenks, Privately Published, 1995.)
Eleazer descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eleazer/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.
Lieutenant from Vermont. Served in Capt. Paine's Co 1777.
This is most likely the son of Dr. Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. His correspondence with Thomas Jefferson can be found in the Jefferson archives at http://memory.loc.gov.
Eleazer descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eleazer/Eleazer/Ralph/Eleazer/Ralph.
From Vermont. Removed to Rutland; served in Capt Williams' company in 1780.
This is probably the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels of Mendon, MA. See above.
Dr. Eleazer Wheelock
Public Servant from Vermont. Justice of the Peace at Dartmouth College in 1778.
This is the son of Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington, of Windham, CT. Rev. Eleazar Wheelock founded Dartmouth College, and served in many capacities there, including as Justice of the Peace. He died in Hanover, NH, and is buried there.
Eleazer descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eleazer/Ralph/Eleazer/Ralph.
From Vermont. Removed to Rutland. Served in Captain Williams' company 1781?.
This may be Eleazer Wheelock, of Rutland, VT, son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels. See above.
From VT, born 1745; removed to Dresden, NH?. Served in Capt McClure's company in 1781. Died 1832, buried in New Haven.
Ancestry unknown. Hanover, NH, location of Dartmouth College, was originally called Dresden. Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth, had a son James, who probably served in the Revolutionary War, but James was born in 1759, died in 1835, and is buried in Burlington, VT. (See "The Hatch and Brood of Time, FIve Phelps Families in the Atlantic World, 1720-1780", by Peter Haring Judd, 1999.)
Lieutenant Colonel, served in New York and Vermont. Was in Colonel Bedel's VT regiment in 1777.
This is the son of Dr. Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College, and Mary Brinsmead. John rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army. His correspondence with General George Washington can be found in the George Washington Archives. He succeeded his father as second president of Dartmouth College.
John descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: John/Eleazer/Ralph/Eleazer/Ralph.
From New Hampshire, born circa 1753, lived in Peterborough, NH early in his life. Served in Captain Scott's company in 1777. Removed to Cavendish in 1820. Buried in Cavendish.
This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Anna Drury, of Shrewsbury, MA. He was born 25 Feb 1754 in Shrewsbury. He also appears on the Massachusetts Rolls.
Jonathan descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.
Public Servant, lived in New Hampshire. Born in Shrewsbury, MA in 1727, served on the Committee of Safety; died in Cavendish in 1797, married Ann ____.
This is the son of Gershom Wheelock and Abigail Flagg, of Shrewsbury, MA, father of Jonathan Wheelock mentioned above, and Jotham Wheelock mentioned below. He married Anna Drury in Shrewsbury, moved to Peterborough, NH in 1775, and then to Cavendish, VT, where he died. (See "History of the Town of Shrewsbury, 1717 to 1829", by Ward)
Jonathan descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.
Jotham was from Massachusetts, lived early in his life in Lunenburg, MA. He removed to Cavendish in 1818, and is buried there.
This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Anna Druty, of Shrewsbury, MA. He also appears on the Massachusetts Rolls as serving for the town of Lunenburg. He was born in 1763 in Shrewsbury, MA.
Jotham descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jotham/Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.