Spouse: Olive Wheelock
Birth: 8 Mar 1827, Perry, NY
Death: 12 Feb 1904, Ionia Co., MI
Father: Luther Bishop
Mother: Harriet Wheelock
Father: Henry Samuel Wheelock
Mother: Mary Martha Littlefield
Death: 21 Sep 1854
Burial: Wolf Cemetery, Lancaster, NY
Father: John Gleason Wheelock
Mother: Lavina Clark
Spouse: Euphemia Turnbull
Marriage: DATE UNKNOWN
John Wheelock, age 52, born in Vermont, is enumerated in the 1850 Census living in Lancaster, Erie Co, NY, with his wife, Euphemia, age 49, born in Scotland, Lavina, age 12, born in NY, and Isabell, age 9. In a neighboring dwelling is Hannah Wheelock, age 47, Lavina Wheelock, age 22, Mary Wheelock, age 10, and Maria Wheelock, age 15.
Euphemia Wheelock, age 66, is enumerated in the 1870 Census living in Boone, Boonesboro, Iowa, in the household of her son, Robert Wheelock, age 39, and his wife, Ellen, age 34. In the same household is Helen (Ellen?), age 3, and Isabel, age 9 months.HOME INDEX
Father: Baruch Wheelock
Mother: Philadelphia Aldrich
The following post by Corinne Diller (dated Sep 1997) was found on Rootsweb. The Polly Wheelock referenced may be this Polly.
"Elisha ALDRICH (1792-1855) of North Smithfield, Providence Co., R.I. was married first to his cousin Polly WHEELOCK. She died in 1825, according to her tombstone. He married second in 1828 (per newspaper) to Mrs. Sally WATERMAN."HOME INDEX
Birth: 26 May 1802, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Father: Nahum Wheelock
Mother: Betsey Steele
Spouse: Paulina Cook
Marriage: 7 Feb 1822, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Spouse: Minerva Baker
Marriage: 13 Mar 1834, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Thomas Wheelock is enumerated in the 1840 Census, living in Ellington, CT, with 2 young boys, a young girl, and an older woman, presumably his wife.
A Thomas Wheelock, born 1802, MA, is enumerated in the 1850 Census, living in Ellington, CT; a boarder in the Cunningham household.HOME INDEX
Birth: 17 Dec 1804, Marlborough, Cheshire Co, NH
Death: 29 Apr 1879
Burial: Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co, NY
Father: James Wheelock
Mother: Lucy Barker
Spouse: Susan Adelia Dike
The following biography of William Barker Wheelock is extracted directly from the "History of St. Lawrence County, NY", by Samuel Durant, 1878.
The subject of this sketch was born in Marlborough, NH, 17 Dec 1804. He was the eldest child of a family of nine children of James and Lucy Wheelock, both natives of New Hampshire. His father, born May 15, 1776, was a lineal descendant of _____ Wheelock, who came to his country from England about the year 1635, in company with his two brothers [sic]. [Note by R. B. Sullivan: The "lineal descendant" was Ralph Wheelock, who came to Watertown, MA, in 1637. Contrary to the content of this biography, no evidence exists that he travelled in company with two brothers.]
His mother was youngest child of William Barker, and was born 22 July 1780. William Barker was of English birth, and came with his brother John, the former settling in the town of Marlborough, NH, being the first white settler of that town, and before the town had a name. The latter settled in Lester, VT, and both remained on the land upon which they first settled until their death. His father was a farmer by occupation, and being in moderate circumstances was only able to give his children anything more than a common school education. When William was about ten years of age his father, with his family, moved to Pittsford, Rutland County, VT, and in the year 1836 removed, with three of the youngest children, and settled in the town of De Peyster, this county, where the father and mother lived until their death, he dying 31 May 1855, his wife dying Sep 11, 1849.
Until Wiliam was nineteen years of age he worked on the farm with his father, and then in the year 1824, having previously bought his time until he would become of age of his father for one hundred dollars, and with his pack on his back, came on foot all the way from Pittsford to take up his home in the wilderness. Coming to the town of De Peyster, St. Lawrence County, he took jobs chipping timber land at five dollars per acre, and as soon as he had saved the money he went back to the parental roof, paid his debt, and by this first speculation gained one years's time for himself. Returning to this county, he spent several years clearing land, and then engaged as superintendent with the contractors of the Rideau canal. After a short time he entered as a partner with Mr. Clifford as contractors in building some six locks on the canal. Successful in this operation, he went to Maryland, 1832, and contracted to build the aqueduct across Catockton Creek for the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. He next built the viaduct across the same stream for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Successful in these operations, he again returned to this county, purchased in all some four hundred and thirty-eight acres of land in the town of De Peyster, and began farming. Remained on his farm only a short time, and in the year 1836 came to Ogdensburg and built the canal in the city for the Ogdensburg water-power company. In 1837 he took charge of the Rossie lead mines for the Rossie lead mining company, James Averill being president, David C. Judson being vice-president. At the end of four years he engaged with George Parish to take care of his iron mines, furnaces, or beds, and woodlands in the town of Rossie; and, while employed by him, built the large furnace, grist-mill, foundry (largest north of Utica), machine-shop, and all the brick buildings in Rossie except the hotel, and made the entires castings for the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain railroad; and at the close of his services with him received not only his entire approbation, but a substantial present, not only increasing the value of his employer's property, but successful for himself.
After fourteen years he returned to his farm, where he remained until 1866. Sold his farm, and after one year came to Ogdensburg, where he has since resided. Mr. Wheelock has been a successful business man, was representative in whatever he turned his attention to, and while a farmer took the second prize for the best farm in the county, awarded by the judges appointed by the agricultural society of the county, and at the present time ranks with the first in all its improvements.
In politics, Mr. Wheelock has been a life-long Democrat, but was never active as a politician. In the year 1835, at the age of thirty-one, he married Miss Susan Adelia, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Dike, of Chittenden, Rutland County, VT. Her father was the first male child born in the town, and was son of Captain Jonathan Dike, of Scottish birth. Her mother (whose maiden name was Mitchell) was a native of Easton, Mass.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock are members of the Presbyterian society of Ogdensburg. He has contributed liberally for the support of church and school, and has been active in any measure looking towards the education of the masses and the building up of good society wherever he has been located.
Coming in to the county in its early days of settlement, Mr. Wheelock has watched the progress of improvement in the various branches of industry of the county; a man of strong personal character, ambitious in all business operations with which he was connected, he, as an employee, retained the full confidence of those whom he served, and as a manager of his own business commanded the respect of all associated under him. He is a plain, unassuming man, largely interested and well versed in the important topics of his day, and possessing that good, sound judgment common to the self-made men of St. Lawrence County.
(Source: "History Of St. Lawrence County, NY", by Samuel W. Durant, published by L. H. Everts & Co, Philadelphia, 1878, pgs 178, 179. Kindly supplied by David Battey, a descendant of William Barker Wheelock's sister, Wealthy Wheelock, Feb 2003.)
William Barker Wheelock's will is on file at the St. Lawrence County Surrogates court, date not known. In it he leaves shares of his estate to his sister, Mary J. Wheelock Dean of Milan, Ohio; his sister Wealthy Wheelock Pierce of Maupan, Wisconsin; Alice J. Wheelock, the daughter of his brother Francis J. Wheelock; Alice S. Dean, daughter of his sister Mary J. Wheelock Dean; his sister Almira Wheelock King, wife of Elias King of Depeyster, Lucy Wheelock King; William B. Wheelock 2nd, and George H. Wheelock sons of his brother, Ira Wheelock. He identifies his wife Susan Adelia Wheelock and Charles L Lum (Sum?) to be Executris and Executor of his estate.HOME INDEX
Father: Edwin Calvin Wheelock
Mother: Etta Mae Pheteplace
A note written to Walter E. Wheelock states, "You are listed as 3rd child born so one must have died." writer unknown..HOME INDEX