Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Jordan, NY
Spouse: Clarence G. Wheelock
Marriage: 24 Dec 1887, Syracuse, NY
Spouse: Anne Armstrong
Spouse: Asaph Wheelock
Birth: 2 Apr 1930
Spouse: Francis Van Buren
Birth: 1 Nov 1845
Father: Leonard King
Mother: Amanda Wheelock
Spouse: Lavina Wheelock
Marriage: 2 Apr 1873
Spouse: Seth Chapin
Birth: 29 Oct 1792, Tyringham, Berkshire, MA
Death: 11 Dec 1879, Hambden, Geauga Co., Ohio
Father: Amariah Wheelock
Mother: Hannah Warren
Spouse: Betsey Belcher
Marriage: 20 Dec 1829, Geauga County, OH
Spouse: Lydia Hall
Marriage: 2 Mar 1836, Geauga County, OH
The obituary, transcribed below cites a marriage date for Daniel and Betsey of 1822, in conflict with the date given in the "History of Geauga County".
Obituary for Daniel Wheelock, kindly furnished for inclusion here by Jan Wheelock, Feb 1999.
From the "Geauga Republican", 24 December 1879
Daniel Wheelock who died on the 11th of December 1879 at Hambden, Geauga Co., Ohio, was born in Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts October 29th, 1792. He was the son of Amariah Wheelock who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. His mother's maiden name was Hannah Warren, who was a relative of General Warren of Revolutionary fame. One of the sisters of Mr. Wheelock was the mother of Judge Day, late of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Another sister, Clarissa Wheelock, married Capt. Anson Beman of Portage Co., Ohio. She died April 27, 1879 at the residence of her son, A. W. Beman, Esq., of Cleveland at the advanced age of 81 years. An extended notice of her life has heretofore been published in several of the leading papers of Northern Ohio.
At the age of 23, Mr. Wheelock came to Ohio, making the entire journey on foot and carrying on his back all of his worldly effects, the weight of which was about 60 pounds. After remaining her several years or until the year 1820, he returned home after his parents and the rest of his family, who did not, however, return with him, but followed soon after. On the way, at Avon, New York, his father died and was buried in that place.
The rest of the family, after the funeral, resumed their journey to the then far West. Daniel was the eldest son, and to him the grief-stricken widow and the balance of the family looked for advice and assistance. What a sad, sad journey that must have been and how few the men that under similar circumstances would not have given up in despair. But not so with Daniel Wheelock. With the same cool judgment and determination that ever marked his life, he permitted no discouragement to change his course from the path directed by his judgment. He arrived in Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio and immediately located upon what is now known at the C.O. Dutton farm, the selection of which in that far-off time, in a dense, unbroken wilderness, is of itself a monument to his good judgment, as the place, for quality and location, has proved to be what he then foresaw, one of the best in Geauga Co. With his own hands he cleared off his farm and did much to improve it, and he assisted in raising a large portion of the buildings first erected in that township.
In 1822, he was married to Betsey Belcher, of Perry, Ohio, a lady of education and refinement, by whom he had three children, Hilen, Chauncey, and one that died in infancy. Hilen died several years ago. He was named after Hilen Canfield, Esq., formerly of Chardon, who was an early and intimate personal friend of Mr. Wheelock and that intimacy continued through life. After living in Auburn a few years, his wife died, leaving him alone with his two children and his aged mother. The loss of his wife was the great sorrow of his life and seemed in great measure to change the whole course of his life; but never in his darkest hours did he lose his character for honesty and truthfulness and sterling integrity. But in the grave of the wife of his youth he seemd to have buried his desire for wealth and worldly ambition. In a few years after her death, he married Lydia Hall of Auburn, with whom he lived until the time of his death. After his marriage to his second wife, he became the father of four children, H.A. Wheelock, Amherst J. Wheelock (who died in infancy), A.H. Wheelock, and Peda Wheelock, who died about three years ago.
In the fall of 1839, Mr. Wheelock moved to Chardon and located on the farm now owned by H.K. and T.C. Smith, where he remained until 1864 when he sold his farm and purchased the D.T. Bruce place on Water Street, now occupied by H.A. Wheelock and owned by him and his brother A.H. Wheelock. In 1872, he bought a small farm in Hambden and moved on to the same where he remained until he died.
Mr. Wheelock was a man of whom his casual acquaintences knew but little. He had the appearance to a stranger of being a cold, unfeeling man. His early and intimate acquaintences knew him better. They knew that no more kindly or generous heart ever beat in human breast than beat in the breast of Daniel Wheelock. His religion was to do by others as he would wish them to do by him. He was a man in whose mouth guile was never found. Honesty, truthfulness, and integrity were the character of his life. He despised pomp and show of every kind. He was a kind man, an affectionate father, and an obliging neighbor; a man who had read much and was well posted in the Old and New Testaments and in ancient and modern history. He will long be remembered and his memory cherished by the few that remain of his early associates. In the last conversation that the writer had with him, he said, "I am not afraid to die. I never cheated nor wronged a person in my life, to my knowledge." He has left his bereaved widow and fatherless children a far richer legacy than can be bought with gold and silver. He has left to them an example of honesty and integrity worthy of their emulation and a character above reproach. Let his virtues be emulated by all.
Submitted by J.T. ElderkinHOME INDEX
Birth: about 1861
Father: Horace Wheelock
Mother: Ellen J. May
Spouse: Hannah Corey
Marriage: say 1787
Jonathan Wheelock appears on an undated role of freemen in Rockingham, VT. The role was begun in 1781, and updated regularly by the town clerks.
A son of Jonathan Wheelock died in Rockingham, VT, 17 Feb 1790, per Rockingham VRs. The Vermont VRs identifies this person as Jonathan Wheelock, age at death not given. (Source: "Vital Records of Rockingham, VT, and Records of the First Church of Rockingham, VT, 1773-1839", compiled by Thomas Bellows Peck, published 1908 and 1902 respectively, and then by the Genealogical Society of Vermont, 1994)
The last name of Jonathan's wife, Hannah Corey, is given in the Grafton, Vermont death record for their son James, who committed suicide.
Though no proof is yet found, Jonathan may be the son of Abner Wheelock and Mary Brown of Leominster, MA. The clues are as follows:
1) Jonathan, s. Abner and Mary, is about the right age.
2) He lived in Rockingham, VT, and joined the church there on the same date (3 Oct 1795) as did Abner Wheelock who may also be a child of Abner Wheelock and Mary Brown.HOME INDEX
Birth: 20 Sep 1781
Death: 20 Jun 1785
Father: Alexander Wheelock
Mother: Sophia Penniman