Some Notable Wheelocks
- Oscar Merritt Wheelock, alias Oscar Creighton,
the dynamite devil (b. 1877, d. 1911) was a bank robber, and a decorated
hero of the Mexican Revolution. His ancestry is:
Douglas H. Wheelock, NASA Astronaut. His descent from Rev. Ralph
Wheelock is: (Douglas/Olin/Elmer/Henry/Augustus/Esek/Daniel/Daniel/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph).
- Lucy Wheelock, founder of Wheelock College in
Miller Wheelock, abolitionist and educator, probably not descended from
Rev. Ralph Wheelock. His immigrant ancestor, Charles Wheelock, came to NY
from Ireland in 1810.
- Rev. Eleazar Wheelock (1711 - 1779), founder of
Dartmouth College, (Eleazar/Ralph/Eleazar/Ralph)
- Eleazar Louis Ripley Wheelock
(1793 - 1847), founder of Wheelock, Texas.
(Eleazar/Eleazar/Ralph/Eleazar/Ralph). Go to MASTER LIST OF BURIALS and
search for "Wheelock".
- Frank Emerson
Wheelock (1863 - 1932), founder of Lubbock, Texas.
Wheelock (b. 1834 in Grafton, MA), invented a more efficient way to
manufacture the steam engine. His statue stands in the center of Grafton.
His ancestry is as follows:
- Julia Wheelock (b. 7 Oct 1833 d. 7 Jun 1900)
was an agent for the Michigan
Soldiers Relief Association during the Civil War. She wrote
a book about her experiences entitled "The Boys in White."
Her ancestry is:
- Charles Wheelock - (b. 1812 in Claremont, NH, d.
1865, in Washington, DC)
Colonel Charles Wheelock formed and commanded the 97th Regiment NY Volunteer
Infantry. He married Lucy Jones, and started the regiment in Boonville, N.Y.
He died 21 Jan 1865, and was breveted Brigadier General on 26 Jan
1865. For an account of Charles Wheelock in battle, click
here. A book has been written about the 97th NY Civil War Volunteer
Infantry, with many references to Charles Wheelock - "History of the
Ninety-Seventh Regiment New York Volunteers Conkling Rifles", by Isaac
Hall, ISBN# 0-935523-25-1. His Wheelock ancestry, as it ties in to Rev.
Ralph Wheelock, is not known.
- John Hall Wheelock (b. 1886, d. 1978) was an
award winning poet, and chief editor for Charles Scribner and Sons. His
ancestry is: (John/William/William/Joseph/Moses/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph)
- Otis Leonard Wheelock (b. 1816, d.
1893) was an architect of considerable note. He designed many buildings
still standing in Chicago, IL and Watertown, NY. His ancestry is (Otis/Amariah/Caleb/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph).