Birth: 17 Oct 1830
Father: Elias Bartlett
Mother: Eliza Wheelock
Spouse: Arthur L. Wheelock
Marriage: 27 Aug 1878, Jefferson Co, WI
Spouse: Hiram H. Wheelock
Marriage: 21 Feb 1843, Pewaukee, Waukesha Co, WI
Elizabeth Denny, a native of Massachusetts, was the daughter of Joseph Denny and Lucinda Henshaw.
(Source: "History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin," published in 1881 by Western Historical Company.)HOME INDEX
Birth: 11 Aug 1848
Father: Joel Dewing
Mother: Mary Wheelock
Spouse: Clayton Wheelock
Spouse: Lucinda _____
Marriage: DATE UNKNOWN
Birth: 10 Nov 1906, Waseca, Waseca Co, MN
Death: 14 Feb 1972, Hinckley, Pine Co, MN
Father: William Michael Wheelock
Mother: Margaret Sheehan
Partner: Mary Maloney
Birth: 11 Apr 1921, Bristol, Addison Co, VT
Father: Oscar Ashley Wheelock
Mother: Irene Victoria Stevens
Birth: 4 Dec 1875, Bakersfield, Franklin Co, VT
Father: Ashley Wilder Wheelock
Mother: Thankful Armstrong
Birth: 18 Jan 1753, Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA
Death: Mar 1758, Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA
Father: Timothy Wheelock
Mother: Sarah Rand
Birth: 23 Jul 1785, Charlton, Worcester Co, MA
Death: 29 Jul 1833
Father: Edward Wheelock
Mother: Martha Daggett
Spouse: Rosanna Smiley
Marriage: about 1805, probably Oneida Co, NY
Reu was born in Charlton, Worcester Co, MA. His name appears on his birth record as Reu, but it is more often spelled as Rue, and occassionally even appears as Rew. Some genealogies suggest his full name was Reuben, but his name has never appeared that way in any original documents.
When he was about 12, his family moved to Augusta, Oneida Co, NY. This is where he met his future wife, Rosanna Smiley, whose family had also moved from Vermont to Augusta in a similar timeframe.
The two were married about 1805, probably in Augusta. Reu was still living in Augusta in Dec 1807, when he purchase land there from his father.
Reu apparently served as a teamster for the New York Militia in the War of 1812. In 1864, his widow, Rosanna Waldron, received 160 acres of bounty land in Oceana County, Michigan, for his service.
By 1820 he had moved to Batavia, Genesee Co, NY, where he had purchased land with his brother, Eli. His sister, Relief, and her husband had also moved to Batavia.
The 1820 census shows Reu living in Batavia with a boy under 10 (probably Emmons), two men between 26 and 44 (one of whom was probably Reu, the other unaccounted for), 3 girls under 10 (probably Caroline, Lorane, and Eliza), two between 10 and 15 (Sarah and Augusta), and 1 between 26 and 44 (probably Rosanna).
In 1825, 1828, and 1829 Reu sold his Batavia land holdings. By 1830 the family had moved to Saline, Washtenaw Co, MI. The 1830 census shows Reu living in Saline with 2 boys between 5 and 9, 1 boy between 10 and 14, a man between 40 and 49, 1 girl between 10 and 14, and one woman between 40 and 49.
Reu made several land sales in Saline, Michigan in 1831, but does not appear in census or land records after that date.
Genealogies cite a 29 July 1833 death date for Reu. An original record to support that date has not yet been found, but it is consistent with the land records, census records, and Rosanna's 1835 marriage to Samuel Waldron.
 Oneida Co deeds, bk. 32, pg. 560. On 3 Oct 1797 Edward Wheelock purchased 205 acres in New Petersburgh, lot 28, now part of Augusta, for $699.97. This marks the approximate date that Edward Wheelock and his family moved from Charlton to Augusta.
 Edward Wheelock entries in Augusta, Oneida Co, NY, 1801,1802,1803, "Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804," series B0950 (26 reels), microfilm, New York State Archives, Albany, New York; database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6771 : accessed 9 Mar 2020).
 Oneida Co deeds, bk. 5, pg. 92, Peter Smith to John Smiley, Jedediah Stanley, et all, multiple lots in New Petersburgh, now Augusta, deed dated 19 Oct 1797. This marks the approximate date that the family of Rosanna Smiley moved from Vermont to Augusta.
 John Smiley, John Stanley, Jedediah Stanley entries in Augusta, Oneida Co, NY, 1799-1802, "Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804," Ancestry.com.
 Oneida Co Deeds, bk. 19, pg. 122. On 2 Dec 1807, Edward Wheelock (his wife Patty not listed) sold the residue of his farm on lot 28 (that portion not heretofore conveyed to Silas Wheelock), consisted of 52 acres, to Reu Wheelock, for $700. Silas Wheelock was present when the deed was signed in front of the judge on 8 Jan 1808.
 Reu Wheelock (Teamster, New York Militia, War 1812), document number 78844 (Act of 1855, 160 acres); "Land Patent Search," digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 9 Mar 2020), search for "Ren Wheelock."
 Genesee Co Deeds, bk. 2, pg. 138, Wilhelm Willink et al to Eli and Rue Wheelock, dated 17 Jan 1820, joint mortgage on a portion of lot 5, section 5, township 12, range 2 (Batavia).
 1820 U.S. census, Batavia, Genesee Co, NY, p. 23 (hand written), Rew Whilock household; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm publication M33, roll 72.
 1820 U.S. census, Batavia, Genesee Co, NY, p. 23 (hand written), Jabeza How household; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm publication M33, roll 72.
 Genesee Co deeds, bk. 13, pg. 236, Wilhelm Willink et al to Jabez Howe, dated 26 May 1825, portion of lot 8, section 11, township 12, range 1, and portion of lot 6, section 1, township 12, range 2 (all in Batavia).
 Genesee Co deeds, bk. 19, pg. 579, Rue Wheelock to Phineas Ford, dated 26 Nov 1825, also bk. 21, pg. 369, Rue Wheelock to Benjamin Blossom, dated 2 Apr 1828, also bk. 23, pg. 188, Rue Wheelock to Seth Blossom, dated 13 Apr 1829.
 1830 U.S. census, Saline, Washtenaw Co, MI, p. 169 (handwritten), Rue Wheelock houshold; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm publication M19, roll 69.
 Washtenaw Co, Michigan, deeds, bk. B, pg. 385, Rue Wheelock and wife Rosanna, of Saline, to Nehemiah St. John, dated 13 Apr 1831, also bk. E, pg. 20, Rue Wheelock and wife Rosanna, of Saline, to Cornelius Vanabline, dated 13 Apr 1831; database with image, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1153028 : accessed 9 Mar 2020).HOME INDEX