Birth: about 1811
Spouse: Charles Asker Wheelock
Marriage: 1 Jan 1833, Waterville, Lamoille Co, VT
Spouse: Mary Wheelock
Birth: 6 Jul 1908
Father: Albert Earl Carmien
Mother: Emma Ethel Wheelock
Birth: 29 Jul 1908
Death: 30 Dec 1958
Father: Charles Cole
Mother: Isabel Wheelock
Spouse: Strickland K. Wheelock
Marriage: 24 Jun 1967
Birth: 25 Jul 1820
Death: 27 Dec 1889, Grafton, Worcester Co, MA
Burial: Old Indian Burial Ground, Grafton, MA
Spouse: Leonard Sibley Wheelock
Marriage: 18 Nov 1845
Birth: 15 Aug 1833
Father: Jesse Wheelock
Mother: Mary Tidd Cummings
Spouse: Mary C. Moore
Marriage: DATE UNKNOWN, Townville, PA
Father: Eleazer Wheelock
Mother: Polly Benson
Birth: 11 Aug 1871
Father: Perry Wheelock
Mother: Susanah Baker
Birth: 3 Apr 1792, Heath, Franklin, MA
Death: 1 Jan 1872
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Iuka, Tishomingo Co, MS
Father: John Wheelock
Mother: Dorothy Wilder
Spouse: (--?--) (--?--)
Spouse: Mehitable Bentley
Marriage: 2 May 1854, Jericho, Chittendon Co, VT
Josephus fought in the War of 1812 for Vermont, under Capt. Silas Wright. After his death his widow, Mehitable Wheelock, filed for a pension for the service of her deceased husband, Josephus Wheelock. (Src: War of 1812 Pension Application File s Index, 1812-1815, online at www.familysearch.org)
In the early 1800's, forced relocation of Native Americans from Alabama cleared the way for an influx of white settlers from eastern states, and statehood in 1819. Josephus probably removed to Alabama in the 1820's, participating in what has bee n called "Alabama Fever", driven by increased global demand for cotton.
Josephus Wheelock made multiple land purchases in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, between 1827 and 1839. (Src: Rootsweb Land Records Database, Mar 2002.)
He is enumerated in the 1840 Census living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a wife, four boys, six girls, and eleven slaves.
By 1845, he is living in Tishomingo, Mississippi, a hundred miles northwest of Tuscaloosa; in a household with 4 males and 4 females according to the 1845 Mississippi State Census. His son John had made the move to Tishimingo several years earli er, where he is enumerated in the 1840 Census.
He is enumerated in the 1850 Census as J. Wheelock, age 58, carpenter, born in Massachusetts, living in Tishomingo, Mississippi with Caroline, age 26, Elizabeth, age 24, Josephus, age 18, Jay McEnzie, age 16, and Jerome, age 14, all presumed chi ldren of Josephus Wheelock. Also living in the same household is Harry Hickman, age 34. His wife is not living in the same household, and may have died prior to 1850.
The 1850 Slave schedules show that Josephus Wheelock owned 5 slaves - a woman age 24, and 4 children, two of whom are mulatto, the other two black.
Josephus Wheelock, of Eastport, Mississippi, married Mrs. Mehitable Spaulding, 2 May 1854, in Jericho, VT, per Vermont VRs.
In 1860 and 1870 census, Josephus is still in Tishomingo, with his wife, Mehitable, and no others in the household. Mehitable (referenced as Mabel in the census) was born about 1802 in Vermont, per 1860 census.
Despite his status (or former status) as a slave owner, and despite the fact that his sons, Joseph and Jay served in the Confederate Army, Josephus was a southern loyalist during the civil war, with allegiance to the Union. At the end of the war , Congress created the "Southern Claims Commission", through which pro-Union Southerners could apply for reimbursement for their losses during the war. Josephus made such a claim for the amount of $12,377.16, for items taken by Union soldiers, d amaged, and otherwise lost during Union occupation. Josephus died while the petition was still pending, and a John A. Wheelock attached a request to the case stating that he had been appointed administrator of Josephus' estate, and that he woul d continue with the petition. John, no doubt, was the son of Josephus, perhaps his oldest son. (Src: "U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880", online at www.ancestry.com, May 2016.)
His daughter, Cornelia (Wheelock) Gleadall, b. 1824, d. 1875, is buried in Tuscumbia, Alabama (per headstone, a picture of which was kindly supplied by Harvey Wade, Sep 2008).
He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Iuka, Tishomingo Co, Mississippi, documented at www.FindAGrave.com, memorial number 71809786. He died 1 Jan 1872, age about 74 years.
Jane M. Wheelock and Lucinda A. Wheelock may also be children in this family. Marriage records exist for both of these in Tishomingo, 1848. Jane M. married Thomas J. Moore, and Lucinda married Branch J. Warmack.HOME INDEX
Birth: 4 Jul 1964, Bristol, Hartford Co, CT
Father: Gary Edward WheelockHOME INDEX
Father: Henry Alphonzo Wheelock
Mother: Naomi Sariah Parks
Spouse: Alexander Tubbs
"Cyrus Hibbard Wheelock," Tubbs, Chris, p. 1 (copy in possession of Edwin K. Wheelock)HOME INDEX