Birth: 21 Jul 1788, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Father: Laban Fairbanks
Mother: Nancy Wheelock
Birth: 20 Feb 1848, Newport, Monroe Co, MI
Death: 29 Jul 1910, Howell, Livingston Co, MI
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, MI
Spouse: Royal Silas Wheelock
Marriage: 23 Dec 1869
Partner: William Chappell
Birth: 12 May 1818, Cheshire, Berkshire Co, MA
Death: 24 Nov 1898, Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY
Burial: Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY
Father: Aaron Hammond
Mother: Esther Wheelock
Spouse: Seth T. Chapman
Marriage: 25 Mar 1840
Birth: 22 Nov 1848, Centerville, RI
Father: Robert Knox
Mother: Harriet Greene Wheelock
Spouse: Allennie Ethel Wheelock
Marriage: 7 May 1911, Washington, NY
Birth: 1818, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co, VT
Father: Nahum Wheelock
Mother: Mary Corey
Spouse: Henrietta M. Fiske
Marriage: 2 Oct 1844, Bennington, Bennington Co, VT
David and Henrietta Wheelock are enumerated in the 1850 Census living in Shaftsbury, VT; he age 32, she 23, without children. They also appear in the 1860 and 1870 Census in Shaftsbury, without children.HOME INDEX
Birth: 3 May 1876, Chardon, Geauga Co, OH(?)
Death: 18 Oct 1876, Chardon, Geauga Co, OH
Father: Amherst H. Wheelock
Mother: Jane A. Savage
Father: Joseph Wheelock
Mother: Mercy Whitman
Spouse: Edward W. Chipman
Lived in St. Paul, Minn; six children.1
Birth: 19 Sep 1784, Uxbridge, Worcester, MA
Death: 10 Oct 1861, Uxbridge, Worcester, MA
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, MA
Father: Simeon Wheelock
Mother: Deborah Thayer
Spouse: Sukey Day
Marriage: 24 Jan 1811, Uxbridge, Worcester, MA
The Uxbridge Vital records gives the birth date for Jerry as Sept. ___, 1782.
Jerry Wheelock was admitted a partner in the firm of Daniel Day & Company, a woolen mill owned by his father in law. He was a natural mechanic. After a few years he left the mill, and engaged as an "erector" with Arthur Dryden, of Holden, a manufacturer of wool carding machines. In 1814, the Rivulet Manufacturing Company was organized at Uxbridge, Jerry Wheelock a shareholder, mechanical engineer, and mill superintendant during the first four years of its existence. In 1818 he began to build woolen mill machinery under his own name and continued a successful maker of machinery until 1834. He invented many devices and improvements in woolen mill machines and established the highest reputation for excellence in workmanship and material, many mills placing their plants under his care to be kept in repair so far as machinery was involved. He became widely known throughout New York and New England. After 1834 he retired from manufacturing machinery and entered into partnership with his sons to make woolens. This continued until 1846, when he retired and spent the last fifteen years of his life free from business cares.
Three generations of Wheelocks succeeded Jerry in the woolen industry in Uxbridge, each playing prominent roles in the town, and in the woolen business.
Birth: 11 Jan 1759
Baptism: 17 Nov 1771, Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Death: 5 Sep 1845, Concord, Merrimack Co, NH
Burial: Old North Burial Ground, Concord, NH
Father: Jonathan Wheelock
Mother: Thankful Haskell
Spouse: Lucy Beaman
Marriage: 18 Jun 1782, Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA
Spouse: Sarah Munroe
Intention: 20 Apr 1805, Concord, Middlesex Co, MA
Jonathan's birth is not recorded in Lancaster, but he identifies his age as 59 in his 23 Mar 1818 pension application, implying a birth date of 1759, consistent with his headstone in the Old North Cemetery in Concord, NH. In 1900, his great-grandson, A. Lewis Downing applied for membership in the New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, giving Jonathan's birth date as 11 January 1759.
Jonathan lived for a time in Concord, MA, but later removed to Concord, NH. He was a drummer in the Revolutionary War, serving in Colonel Prescott's Regiment, and later in Colonel Bradford's Regiment. He appears on a list of men who fought at Bunker Hill. (Re: "Bunker Hill Memorial Tablets, 4th Edition", published 1895). His gravestone in the Old North Cemetery, Concord, NH, indicates that he fought at Bunker Hill, Yorktown, and Valley Forge.
He is probably the Jona Wheelock enumerated in the 1790 Census living in Ashby, Middlesex Co, MA, with one male under 16, one male over 16, and one female.
In 1800 he is living in Concord, Middlesex Co, MA, with a male age 16 to 25 (probably Josiah), a female age 26 to 44 (presumably his wife), and two females under 10 (one of whom is probably Lucy).
He is again in Concord in 1810, with one male under 10, four males 16 to 26, two males between 26 and 44, and one male (presumably himself) over 45. His son, Josiah, is enumerated separately in Concord. Also in the household is one female 10 to 16, three between 16 and 26, and one between 26 and 45. His wife (Lucy Beaman) had died in 1803, so the existence of an older woman in his household suggests that he married again.
He appears in Concord, MA, again in 1820, with one male age 26 to 44, and one 45 and older (presumably himself). Also in the house hold is one female between 16 and 25, and one between 26 and 44.
He makes no further appearances in the Census records.
His daughter, Lucy (Wheelock) Downing was established in Concord, NH with her husband, Lewis Downing by 1825, and it is possible Jonathan moved there to be with his daughter sometime before the 1830 census was taken, possibly after his second wife died. The 1830 Census reveals that the home of Lewis Downing in Concord, NH has a male age between 70 and 80; this may be Jonathan. An elderly male also appears in the household in 1840, but is no longer listed in 1850 - consistent with the 1845 death date for Jonathan.
The identity of Jonathan Wheelock's second wife has not been well documented, despite the fact that it is included in the Concord Vital Records to 1850 - likely because "The Wheelock Family in America," compiled by Walter T. Wheelock, published in 1969, attributed the marriage to a son of Jonathan Wheelock. This error has been replicated in most online genealogies, including www.WheelockGenealogy.com.
Also contributing to the confusion is the fact that "The Munroe Genealogy," by John G. Locke, confirms the marriage of Sarah Munroe and Jonathan Wheelock, but claims without citing sources that Sarah Monroe died at about age 77 (contrary to her death notice in the 17 Feb 1830 edition of the Columbian Centinel, which states that she was age 58 at death - consistent with the Lexington Vital Records to 1850, see below).
The evidence for this second marriage is outlined below.
The Concord Vital Records to 1850 include a 20 Apr 1805 marriage intention between Jonathan Wheelock, of Concord, and Sally Munroe, of Lexington. Note that this intention was filed about a year and a half after Jonathan Wheelock's first wife, Lucy Beaman, died in Concord.
This marriage has been attributed to a son of Jonathan and Lucy (Beaman) Wheelock, though no direct evidence has been found to suggest that this son exists.
The 1810 U.S. census lists Jonathan Wheelock, age over 45 (he would have been about 51), living in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with multiple people, including a woman between 26 and 45. This is consistent with a second marriage to Sarah Munroe (she would have been 37). The 1820 census also shows Jonathan Wheelock living with two women between the ages of 26 and 44 (Sarah would have been 47, so this is an inconsistency, possibly due to an error by the census taker, or by the informant).
Jonathan's son Josiah is also enumerated in Concord in the 1810 census, but no other Jonathan is enumerated in Middlesex County in 1810. In fact, only one Jonathan is enumerated in Middlesex County between the years 1790 and 1820: in 1790, Jona Wheelock, age over 16 (he was 31), in Ashby; in 1800, Jona Wheelock, age between 26 and 44 (he was 41), in Concord; in 1810 Jonathan Wheelock, age over 45 (he was 51), in Concord; in 1820, Jonathan Wheelock, age over 45 (he was 61), in Concord. No other Jonathan Wheelock appears in Middlesex County after 1820. So these census records do not support the theory than Jonathan and Lucy had a son named Jonathan, who married Sarah Munroe in 1805. Instead, they support the theory that Jonathan married Sarah Munroe after his first wife, Lucy Beaman, died.
Jonathan was a drummer in the Revolutionary War. He fought in numerous battles, including Bunker Hill. On 23 Mar 1818 he applied for a pension, claiming "reduced circumstances." He was living in Lexington when he made the claim, giving his age as 59. In subsequent testimony, June 1820, he states that his family consisted only of him and his wife, proving that he had a second marriage.1
The Lexington Vital Records to 1850 contain a 30 Jan 1830 entry for the death of "Mrs. Wheelock." The 17 Feb 1830 edition of the Boston Columbian Centinel has a death notice for "Mrs. Sarah Wheelock, wife of Jonathan Wheelock" who died in Lexington at the age of 58. This is consistent with a second marriage for Jonathan Wheelock.
Jonathan does not appear as a head of household in the 1830 census. However, there is a man of the right age in the household of Lewis Downing (Jonathan's son in law) in Concord, Merrimack Co, NH. (No such man of that age is enumerated in Lewis Downing's Concord, NH, household in 1820.) This is consistent with the theory that Jonathan Wheelock left Massachusetts after his second wife died, to live with his daughter in Concord, NH. He died there in 1845.