Massachusetts
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The following is a compilation of the Wheelocks that appear in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War", prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. It was published in 1907. The surnames Welock, Whealock, Wheelacks, Wheelock, Whellock, Wheloc, Whelock, Whelok, Whlock, and Willock have been extracted, and alphebetized by first name. "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors" comes in many volumes. For reference, the volume and page number is placed next to the entry. Annotation under each entry appears in italics and identifies the ancestry of the individual, citing corroborating evidence (such as DAR records), and proof, when available. In many cases, the ancestry is not determined, but an educated guess is made. These guesses are based on certain clues that provide very strong circumstantial evidence; in particular, residence of the soldier, and/or residence of the commanding officer. This information, in combination with age, can provide compelling evidence. Also, it is noticed that there is a strong tendency for entire families to serve. When one son signs up for service, others tend to do the same. Examples include the families of Colonel Silas Wheelock and Hannah Albee of Mendon, Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page of Lancaster, and Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon of Tyringham. For an explanatory notes, click here. For a bibliography, click here.

If you see mistakes, or have comments or ideas about the ancestry of some of these individuals, please send me email here.

Compiled and annotated by Roderick B. Sullivan, Jr. Mar-Dec 1999.

Wheelock, Abner (Charlton); Volume 16, page 999

Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop, Col. Learned's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt. William Campbell's co., Col.  Ebenezer Learned's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, Corporal, same co. and regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed "Roxbury Camp"; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 21, 1775.

This is the son of David Wheelock and Lydia White of Charlton, as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1944. Abner's half broth, David, also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows:   Abner/David/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Abner; Volume 16, page 999

Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, including travel (4 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 29, 1780, on an alarm.

Probably the son of David Wheelock and Lydia White, Charlton. Colonel Jacob Davis had strong associations with many  of the Charlton Wheelocks. He lead the development and settlement of Calais, Vermont, of which Abner's father, David Wheelock, was part owner. Colonel Jacob Davis was also signatory to the will of Paul Wheelock, of Charlton.

Wheloc, Abner; Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's (Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 11 days; company marched to Williamstown Aug. 22, 1777, under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge by order of Brig. Gen. Jonathan Warner on an alarm. Roll dated Leominster.

This may be the son of Joseph Wheelock and Abigail ____ of Leominster, MA; but no proof is found. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Abner/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Adam (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1000

Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Charlton; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780; marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. regt.; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Charlton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 16, 1780; service, 5 mos. 20 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel from West Point to Charlton.

This is the son of Paul Wheelock and Abigail Chapin, of Charlton; as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1944; and confirmed by residence and age. Adams is buried in the Northside Cemetery, in Charlton, Ma. According to "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors", Adams was age 17 in 1780, placing his birth at about 1763. This is consistent with his headstone, which indicates an age of 84 at the time of his death in Sep, 1846. Adams was named after his grandmother, Abigail Adams, who was closely related to President John Adams. He descended from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Adams/Paul/Benjamin/Benjamin/ Ralph.

Wheelock, Alexander (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1000

Private, Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and Roxbury; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Samuel Warrin's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Sept. 26, 1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 26, 1775.

This is probably the son of Josiah Wheelock and Experiance Clark, of Mendon. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Alexander/Josiah/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph. According to "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", by Patricia Law Hatcher, 1987, he is buried in the North Orange Cemetery, in Orange, MA.

Wheelock, Alexander; Volume 16, page 1000

Capt. Peter Procter's co., Lieut. Col. Williams's regt.; enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, including travel (120 miles) home; company marched to reinforce Northern army July 10, 1777.

Son of Josiah Wheelock and Experience Clark, see above.

Wheelock, Alpheus; Volume 16 page 1000

Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months (by saquana wheelock); also, order on the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, payable to Maj. Ephraim Stearns, dated Athol, April 20, 1782, signed by said Wheelock, for wages for 3 mos. service in 1780 in Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's regt.

This may be the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels of Mendon, MA; but no proof is found. There were only two Alpheus Wheelocks on record, the other being the son of Paul Wheelock and Lydia ____ of Uxbridge, MA. Either would have been old enough to serve. But it appears that other children of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels, also served (Eleazer, Lyman). Alpheus descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Alpheus/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph

Whelock, Alpheus (Athol); Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co., Col. William Turner's regt.; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; service, 4 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (100 miles) home. Roll dated Camp at Buttes Hill.

See above.

Wheelock, Amariah; Volume 16, page 1000

Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service April 26, 1777; discharged May 20, 1777; service, 25 days, at Saratoga by order of Gen. Gates; also, Capt. Lankton's co., Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service July 8, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service, 20 days; company marched to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows; roll sworn to at Tyringham; also, Lieut. Solomon Jackson's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 20, 1781; service, 12 days, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home; company marched to the Northward under command of Lieut. Col. John Collar by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm; roll dated Tyringham.

Amariah is the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon. He was born in Mendon, MA, lived in Tyringham, MA during the Revolutionary War, and died in New York State. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Amariah/Samuel/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Archibald; Volume 16, page 1000

Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from April 8, 1782, 8 mos. 22 days; also, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed said Wheelock for 1 month; reported received from 10th Mass. regt.

Archibald is probably one and the same as Archippus Wheelock, son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page. Archippus served in Col. Tupper's 10th Regiment until the 16th of December, 1782; according to New Hampshire Pension records. These records also indicate that Archippus enlisted in May, 1782; in loose agreement with the April enlistment date for Archibald specified here.

In the records of Worcester County, Archippus is often referred to as Archibald. The will of his great uncle, John Wheelock (abt 1707-1778) of Lancaster leaves bequests to Archippus and all of his siblings, referring to him as Archibald. There is, presumably, a deed in Worcester County (Book 192, pg. 103) which refers to Archibald Wheelock, son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page. The deed lists all the children of Joseph and Alice, substituting Archibald for Archippus; providing further evidence that Archibald and Archippus are the same.

Wheelock, Archippus; Volume 16, page 1000

Receipt dated Worcester, May 7, 1782, for bounty paid said Wheelock by John Sarjeants, Chairman of a class of the town of Lancaster, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, Private, 4th co.; entries dated Oct. 21, 1783, and Jan. 1 [1784], for wages for May-Dec. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc.

Archippus Wheelock is the son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page, of Lancaster, MA. Archippus removed to Sanbornton, NH, where he married Molly Sanborn. He later removed to Littleton, NH, and then to Newport, Vt. where he died. Archippus filed for pension in NH. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Archippus/Joseph/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Asa (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1000

Sergeant, Capt. Jacob Davis's co., Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 12 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col.  Jonathan Holman's regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 21 days; company marched from home to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776.

This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Martha Wight, of Charlton, as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1944. Asa, born in Charlton, MA, removed to Calais, Vt. probably in the summer of 1789, and became one of it's earliest settlers. He is buried there, in the Old East Hill Cemetery ("Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Asa/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Asa; Volume 16, page 1001

Private, Capt. John Maynard's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 6 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home; company marched to Hadley by order of Col. Denney on an alarm at Bennington. Roll dated Shrewsbury.

This is the son of Gershom Wheelock and Susanna Knowlton. Asa was born 10 June 1758 in Shrewsbury. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Asa/Gershom/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph. Asa was born in Shrewsbury, MA, then removed to Wardsboro, VT, where he died, and is buried (West Cemetery). DAR record 28407, Vol 29, Pg 150 refers to Asa. "Vermont Pensioners of 1835" lists Asa as follows:

County: Windham Co.
Name: Asa Wheelock
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 40 00
Sums Received: 120 00
Description of service: Massachusetts militia
When placed on the pension roll: August 22, 1833
Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831
Age: 76
 

Whelock, Asa; Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Ebenezer Ingalsbe's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Sept. 12, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 2 mos. 28 days, in Northern department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

This is probably the son of Gershom Wheelock and Susanna Knowlton. See above.

Wheelock, Asa; Volume 16, page 1001

Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.; enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at and about Boston. Roll endorsed "guards at Roxbury."

The ancestry of this Asa is not certain.

Wheelock, Asa; Volume 16, page 1001

Private, Capt. William Howe's co., Col. John Rand's regt.; entered service July 17, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised for 3 months.

The ancestry of this Asa is not certain. He may have been from Leominster, Lancaster, or Lunenburg.

Wheelock, Benjamin (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1001

Lancaster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co.  regt., as returned by Capt. William Greenleaf; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Reding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Redding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; mustered April 10, 1777; reported received 26 pounds bounty; also, Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 6, 1777, to April 4, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; return [year not given]; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters; reported enlisted April 6, 1777; joined July 13, 1777; also reported on furlough.

This is probably the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Thankful Haskell, of Lancaster. His brother Jonathan served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Benjamin/Jonathan/Jonathan/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Benjamin (Mendon); Volume 16, Page 1001

Mendon. Sergeant, Capt. John Albee's (1st Mendon) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 3 days; reported returned home.

This is the son of Benjamin Wheelock and Deborah Taft. He is referenced in the "Daughters of the American Revolution", Volume 108, page 46, record number 107144, by Mrs. Della Wheelock Oliver. Benjamin descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph

Wheelock, Benjamin; Volume 16, page 1001

Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

The ancestry of this Benjamin is not known.

Wheelock, Caleb (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1001

Mendon. Private, Capt. Joseph Daniels's (3d Mendon) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 6 days; reported returned home; also, Corporal, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; service from Dec. 8, 1776, to Jan. 21, 1777, 1 mo.  15 days, at Providence, R. I., on an alarm; also, Sergeant, Capt. B. Read's co. commanded by Lieut. John Benson, Col. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home.

This is the son of Silas Wheelock and Hannah Albee. Caleb's father, Silas, was a Colonel in the Rev. War, commander of the 7th Worcester County Regiment. Many of his brothers also served. Caleb is descended from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Caleb/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whellock, Caleb; Volume 16, page 1028

Corporal, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Oct. 26, 1777; service, 2 mos. 19 days, at the Northward, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home.

This is probably the son of Silas Wheelock and Hannah Albee. See above.

Wheelock, Calvin (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1001

Mendon. Private, Capt. John Albee's (1st Mendon) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 4 days; reported returned home; also, Capt. Samuel Craggin's co., Lieut. Col.  Nathan Tyler's regt.; service between Dec. 8, 1776, and Jan. 21, 1777, 1 mo., at Providence Plantation and Rhode Island on an alarm; mileage home to Mendon (24 miles) allowed; also, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col.  Joseph (Josiah) Whitney's regt.; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 5 days, under Maj. Gen.  Spencer at Rhode Island, including travel (68 miles) from home to place of destination and from place of discharge home; also, Sergeant, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Col. Tyler's regt.; entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home; company ordered to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 27, 1780.

This is the son of Hannah Albee and Col. Silas Wheelock, command of the 7th Worcester County Regiment. Many of Calvin's brothers also served. Calvin is referenced in "The Daughters of the American Revolution", Vol 56, Pg 39, by Miss Mae Wheelock, DAR ID 55082. He is descended from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Calvin/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Cyrus; Volume 16, Page 1002

Private, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Col. Dean's regt.; entered service March 4, 1781; discharged March 18, 1781; service, 14 days, at Rhode Island.

This is probably the son of Mary Sleeman and Ebenezer Wheelock. Cyrus was born in Mendon, but lived in Milford, MA. Cyrus' brother Thomas also served, and it is probable that his brother Timothy also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Cyrus/Ebenezer/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Willock, Daniel; Volume 17, page 529

Private, Capt. Amos Porter's co., Col. David Rocester's (Rossiter's) regt.; entered service Oct. 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 3 days, on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 14, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; entered service Oct. 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 21, 1780; service, 4 days, on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 18, 1780.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, David (Charlton); Volume 16, Page 1002

(also given David, Jr.) Charlton. Private, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 14 days; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates in Northern department; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Charlton; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780; marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. regt.; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Charlton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 16, 1780; service, 5 mos. 20 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel from West Point to Charlton.

This is the son of David Wheelock and Rachel Chapin, of Charlton, MA, as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1944, and confirmed by residence and age. Born in 1762, he began service at the young age of 15 years. He died in 1782, before the end of the war, cause unknown. He descends from Rev. Ralph as follows: David/David/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, David, (Charlton); Volume 16, Page 1002

Charlton. Private, Capt. Reuben Davis's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; detached July 17, 1781; marched to join regiment July 25, 1781; arrived at West Point Aug. 1, 1781; discharged Nov. 1, 1781; service, 3 mos. 21 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; residence, Charlton; engaged for town of Charlton; regiment raised for 3 months.

This is probably the same David as above, son of David Wheelock and Rachel Chapin. He was discharged from service on 1 Nov 1781, at the age of 19 years, and died a few months later, Jan 1782, in Charlton.

Whelok, David;  Volume 16,  page 1030

Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

This is probably the same David as above, son of David Wheelock and Rachel Chapin

Wheelock, David; Volume 16, page 1002

Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's Co., Col. Wood's Regt.; Service From April 18, 1777, To May 7, 1777, 21 Days; Company Marched For Defence Of Rhode Island.

The ancestry of this David is unknown.

Wheelock, David; Volume 16, Page 1002

Private, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker's Co., Col. Benjamin Haws's Regt.; Enlisted Aug. 2, 1778; Service, 21 Days; Reported died Aug. 23, 1778; company detached to march to Rhode Island to serve for 6 weeks. Roll dated Upton.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, David; Volume 16, page 1002

Sergeant, Capt. Elias Pratt's co.; entered service April 13, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 2 mos. 18 days; company stationed at Rutland.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, Dennison (Sturbridge); Volume 16, page 1002

Private, Capt. Timothy Parker's co. of Minute-men, Col. Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

This is the son of Captain Ralph Wheelock and Experience Dennison, of Sturbridge, MA. Dennison is buried in the old section of the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA ("Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Dennison/Ralph/Ephrain/Eleazar/Ralph.

Wheelock, Dennison; Volume 16, page 1002

Corporal, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jacob Davis's regt.; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 days, including travel (80 miles) home; company marched to Tiverton on an alarm at Rhode Island.

Son of Captain Ralph Wheelock and Experience Dennison. See above.

Wheelock, Ebenezer (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1002

Mendon. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Gershom Nelson's (2d Mendon) co., dated Feb. 13, 1778; residence, Mendon; engaged for town of Mendon; term to expire Jan. -, 1778.

The ancestry of Ebenezer, of Mendon, is not certain. He may be the son of Obadiah Wheelock and Elisabeth Darling.

Wheelock, Eleazer (Westborough); Volume 16, page 1002

Westborough. Private, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co. of Minute-men, Col. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Moses Wheelock's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, Capt. Jonathan Houghton's co., Col. Smith's regt.; list of men [year not given]; also, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; service, 7 days; company ordered to be mounted if possible and marched Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce Northern army at request of Gen. Stark and Gen. Lincoln, proceeded to Hadley, and was there counter-ordered; said Wheelock reported among those returned as unmounted.

This is probably the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels, of Mendon, MA. Eleazar, born in 1756, was brother to Alpheus and Lyman, who probably also served.

The "Vermont Pensioners of 1835" has the following record:

County: Rutland Co.
Name: Eleazer Wheelock
Rank: Private & sergeant
Annual Allowance: 50 30
Sums Received: 150 90
Description of service: Massachusetts continental line
When placed on the pension roll: October 22, 1832
Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831       Age: 78

This would place the birth date of Eleazar around 1752. Miss Hortense I. Porter, DAR ID Number 16804, reports that the Eleazar that appears in the "Vermont Pensioners of 1835" above is the husband of Thankful Maynard; and that he was born 1756 in Mendall [Mendon], MA, died in Rutland, VT. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, next to his wife and daughter. (Source: "Rutland County, Vermont, Cemetery Inscriptions", by Marger R. Jenks, Privately Published, 1995.) Eleazar descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eleazar/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Eleazer; Volume 16, page 1003

Sergeant, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton.

This is very likely the same Eleazar Wheelock that served in Westborough. See above.

Wheelock, Eleazer; Volume 16, page 1002

Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia; return of alarm list with equipments dated June 10, 1776; age, 52 yrs.; also, Medfield militia records; list of men credited with turns of service "Dune in the Last Wars in the Days of Capt Morse the first And Captain Collidge" made up from the records and attested by Capt. Peter Collidge in Nov., 1776; said Wheelock credited with "turn and as having paid 20 pounds; list attested by Capt. Sabin Mann and Philip Blake, Clerk, Nov. 17, 1776; also, list of men drafted from Capt. Mann's co. of Medfield militia, both train band and alarm list, to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to warrant of Nov. 21, 1776; said Wheelock reported drafted but paid 5 pounds in lieu of service; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Mann's co. of Medfield militia drafted to complete the quota for the Continental Army in accordance with a warrant issued by Lieut. John Baxter May 8, 1777, but who paid money in lieu of service; said Wheelock reported as having paid 5 pounds; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Mann's co. drafted to march to Rhode Island and there serve for one calendar month at or near Bristol, in accordance with a warrant from Lieut. Col. Benjamin Hawes, dated Wrentham, July 14, 1777, and by order of Brig. Lovell; said Wheelock, being town clerk, hired Jabez Fuller and Lebbeus Smith to serve in his place; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Mann's co. comprising one-half the town militia who were ordered to march to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 22, 1777, in accordance with a warrant from Col. Hawes; said Wheelock reported as having marched.

This is the son of Ephraim Wheelock and Miriam Bullen, as confirmed by residence, age, and the fact that he was "town clerk" in 1777, consistent with town records of Medfield. Eleazar was the brother of Captain Ralph Wheelock, of Sturbridge, and the half brother of two other high ranking Revolutionary War officers: Colonel Ephraim Wheelock of Medfield, and Colonel Moses Wheelock of Westborough. His relation to Rev. Ralph Wheelock is as follows: Eleazar/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph.

Whelock, Ebenezer; Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's co., Col. Woodbridge's regt.; enlisted Aug. 22,  1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 17 days, at Saratoga, including 9 days (180 miles)  travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Northern army until last of Nov., 1777. [Name appears as  Eleazer Whelock on a duplicate roll.]

Ancestry unknown, but same as the Eleazar below.

Whelock, Eleazer; Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's co., Col. Woodbridge's regt.; enlisted Aug. 22, 1777;  discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 17 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment  raised to reinforce Northern army until last of Nov., 1777. [Name appears as Ebenezer Whelock on a  duplicate roll.]

Ancestry unknown, but same as the Ebenezer above.

Whelock, Eleazer; Volume 16, page 1028

Return of train band and alarm list [year not given]; said Whelock appears among  men belonging to train band.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, Eli (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1003

Fifer, Capt. Samuel Curtis's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's (4th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged June 7, 1775; service, 1 mo., 3 weeks, 6 days; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec. 26, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Cushing's regt.; engaged Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 24 days, with Northern army, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; also, Fifer, Capt. Lamb's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 29, 1780, on an alarm.

This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Martha Wight, of Charlton, MA. Eli is refenced in "The Daughters of the American Revolution", Vol 82, Pg 91, by Mrs. Fanny E. Wheelock Henderson, DAR ID 81246. Eli would have been fifteen years old when he first marched in 1775. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eli/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph

Whelock, Eli (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1028

Capt. Samuel Curtiss's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's (4th) regt.; company  return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.

See above.

Whelok, Eli;  Volume 16,  page 1030

Fifer, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Probably Eli Wheelock of Charlton. See above.

Wheelock, Eliab (Northborough); Volume 16, page 1003

Private, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men, Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Samuel Wood's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; order for advance pay, signed by said Wheelock and others, dated Cambridge, June 13, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester, Jan. 5, 1776; also, enlistment agreement dated July 2, 1776, signed by said Wheelock and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, unless sooner discharged, each man to furnish his own firearm, etc., and to march with the utmost despatch to New York; also, Private, Capt. Jonathan Houghton's co., Col. Smith's regt.; list of men [year not given].

This is the son of Nahor Wheelock and Abigail Williams, of Shrewsbury. Eliab descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Eliab/Nahor/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Eliab; Volume 16, page 1003

Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched July 31, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton.

This is the son of Nahor Wheelock and Abigail Williams. See above.

Wheelock, Ephraim (Medfield); Volume 16, page 1004

Lieutenant Colonel, Col. John Smith's regt. (West regt. in Suffolk Co.); service, 13 days, on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 8, 1776; said Wheelock chosen Colonel, 4th Suffolk Co. regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 10, 1776; reported commissioned [p.1004] Feb. 10, 1776; also, list dated Wrentham, April 8, 1776, of officers chosen in 4th Suffolk co. regt., as returned by said Wheeler, Colonel, and others; also, Medfield militia records; copy of a warrant dated May 10, 1776, signed by said Wheelock, giving directions to Capt. Sabin Mann for assembling his company; also, entry dated May 24, 1776, being a copy of an order signed by said Wheelock, Colonel, directing Capt. Sabin Mann to put his company in readiness to march at the shortest notice, to make return of numbers and equipment, and directing that each fourth man be immediately supplied; also, list of men credited with turns of service "Dune in the Last Wars in the Days of Capt Morse the first And Captain Collidge", made up from the records and attested by Capt. Peter Collidge, and by Capt. Sabin Mann and Philip Blake, Clerk; said Wheelock, Colonel, credited with 1 turn and as having paid 75 pounds; also, Colonel of a regiment to be raised in Suffolk Co. and part of Middlesex Co.; list of field officers of regiments to be raised for Quebec and New York; commissioned June 26, 1776; also, Colonel; return of effectives in said Wheelock's regt., Gen. Brickett's brigade, dated Ticonderoga, Aug. 21, 1776; also, return of men belonging to various companies in said Wheelock's regt. wanting flints, dated Ticonderoga, Oct. 2, 1776; also, return of officers of said Wheelock's regt., dated Ticonderoga, Oct. 11, 1776; also, series of orders and returns dated at Ticonderoga between Oct. 19, 1776, and Nov. 7, 1776, signed by said Wheelock as Colonel of a regiment in service at that place; also, pay abstract for mileage of field and staff officers in said Wheelock's regt. from Skeensborough, via Albany, home; mileage for 280 miles allowed said Wheelock; also, pay roll of Capt. Oliver Clap's co., in said Wheelock's regt. commanded by Maj. James Metcalf, made up for 24 days service on the alarm at Warwick, R. I., of Dec. 8, 1776, and dated Walpole; also, Medfield militia records; entry being a copy of a warrant dated Medfield, April 15, 1777, signed by said Wheelock, directing Capt. Sabin Mann to draft forthwith one-fourth part of the train band to be in readiness to march to Providence, R. I., at a moment's warning and there serve under Gen. Spencer; also, entry being a copy of a warrant dated Medfield, April 17, 1777, signed by said Wheelock, directing Capt. Sabin Mann to take command of the company drafted from Medfield, Medway, Bellingham, and Walpole, under the quarter draft; also, return dated April 19, 1777, made by said Wheelock, Colonel, to the Council, stating that he had drafted one-fourth of the train band of his regiment and ordered them to march to Providence April 21, 1777.

This is the son of Ephraim Wheelock and Priscilla Plimpton, of Medfield, MA. Ephraim and his brother, Moses, were two of the highest ranking Wheelocks from Massachusetts in the war. Ephraim is buried in Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield, MA ("Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). He descends from Rev. Ralph as follows: Ephraim/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph.

Wheelock, Ephraim; Volume 16, page 1004

List of men belonging to Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia drafted to complete the quota for, the Continental Army in accordance with a warrant issued by Lieut. John Baxter May 8, 1777, but who paid money in lieu of service; said Wheelock reported as having paid 10 pounds.

This may be Colonel Ephraim Wheelock, of Medfield. Ephraim Wheelock would have outranked Captain Sabin Mann, and so it is peculiar that he would have been conscripted into Mann's company.

Whelock, [Ephraim]; Volume 16, page 1028

Colonel; list of men belonging to Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia who marched on a secret expedition to Rhode Island the last of Sept., 1777, to serve for 30 days from Oct. 1, 1777, said men having been drafted in accordance with a warrant from Col. Hawes, dated Sept. 25, 1777; said Whelock probably sick and unable to march.

Son of Ephraim Wheelock and Priscilla Plimpton. See above.

Wheelock, Ephraim  (Westborough); Volume 16, page 1004

(also given Ebenezer), Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, fresh; engaged for town of Westborough; arrived at Springfield July 4, 1780; marched to camp July 5, 1780, under command of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Ephraim Wheeler.]

This is the son of Col. Moses Wheelock and Abiel Hawes, confirmed by residence and age. He descends from Rev. Ralph as follows: Ephraim/Moses/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph.

Wheelock, Gideon; Volume 16, page 1004

Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (106 miles) home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

This may be the son of David Wheelock and Phoebe ____ of Shrewsbury and Hardwick, MA; but no proof is found. Gideon married Sarah Forbush, in Hardwick, MA. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Gideon/David/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Whelock, Ithamar (Tyringham); Volume 16, page 1028

Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 15, 1775; service, 2 mos. 22 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 22, 1775.

This is the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon, of Milford, later Tyringham, MA. His brothers Levi, Amariah, Obadiah and (probably) Samuel also served. He was baptised in 1753 in Milford, MA, and died in 1832 in Tyringham, MA. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Ithamar/Samuel/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whealock, Ithamar (Tyringham); Volume 16, page 950

Private, Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's co., Col. Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service June 29, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 23 days, in Northern department, including 5 days (112 miles) travel home.

See above.

Whlock, Ithamar; Volume 17, page 287

Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service July 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 24 days; company marched to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows. Roll sworn to at Tyringham.

See above.

Whelock, James; Volume 16,  page 1028

Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 4, 1777, to April 30, 1777; credited with 85 days allowance.

This may be the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Elizabeth Russell, of Leominster, MA. James enlisted from Swanzey, NH, and appears on the rolls there. James descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: James/Jonathan/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Jesse (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1004

Mendon. Private, Capt. John Albee's (1st Mendon) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 9 days; reported returned home.

This is probably the son of Benjamin Wheelock and Deborah Taft. He would have been 46 years old at the time of his service. His brother, Benjamin, also fought. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jesse/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whelock, John (Topsfield); Volume 16, page 1029

Private, Capt. Joshua French's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home; 220 miles travel allowed said Whelock; warrant allowed in Council Jan. 30, 1777.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1005

Drummer, Capt. Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minute-men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 12 days.

This and several entries that follow refer to John Wheelock of Lancaster, drummer. His ancestry is not known. He is certainly a different person than Jonathan Wheelock, drum major, of Lancaster, because the service records conflict.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1005

Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheelock and others, dated Charlestown Camp, July 13, 1775; also, Drummer, same co. and regt.; company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, receipt dated Hull, June 22, 1776, signed by said Wheelock and others belonging to Capt. William Warner's co., for advance pay for 1 month, etc.; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Wheelock and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages; also, Drummer, Capt. William Warner's co., Col.  Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from May 30, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776; also, same co.  and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776, attested at Boston.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, drummer, ancestry unknown. See above.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16, page 1005

Drummer, Capt. Fortunatus Eager's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched Dec. 17, 1776; returned March 27, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10 days; 14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed; company marched to reinforce army under Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster and endorsed marched to New York.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, drummer, ancestry unknown. See above.

Whelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1029

Drummer, Capt. John White's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; entered service July 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 8 days, on an alarm at Bennington.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, drummer, ancestry unknown. See above.

Wheellock, John; Volume 16, page 999

Drummer, Capt. Luke Wilder's co., Col. Samuel Denney's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 27, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 5 days, at laverack; travel home, 9 days (180 miles), also allowed. Roll dated Albany.

This is probably John Wheelock of Lancaster, drummer, given that Captain Luke Wilder was from Lancaster.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16 page 1006

Drummer, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

John Wheelock (of Lancaster?), drummer, ancestry unknown. See above.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1005

Fifer, Capt. Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minutemen, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Asa Whetcomb's (23d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return endorsed October 6, 1775.

This and the following few entries refer to John Wheelock, of Lancaster, Fifer. If we assume that all John Wheelocks of Lancaster, Fifer, are the same person, then we are given a clue by one of the following entries which refers to him as John, Jr. This may refer to the son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page, who is often referreded to as John, Jr in the Lancaster Vital Records. His great uncle, John Wheelock (abt 1707 - 1787) left bequests to him and all his siblings, naming him as the executor, and referring to him as John, Jr. Several other children of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page also served. He is related to Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: John/Joseph/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

The "New York Pensioners of 1835" contains the following record for a John Wheelock as follows:

County: Ontario Co.
Name: John Wheelock
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 408 26
Description of service: Massachusetts line
When placed on the pension roll: September 7, 1820
Commencement of pension: June 4, 1818
Age: 66

Whelock, John (Lancaster);  Volume 16,  page 1029

Fifer, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Oct. 28, 1776; 42 miles travel allowed said Whelock; also, same co. and regt.; service from Aug. 11, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 22 days.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, Fifer. See above.

Wheelock, John, Jr.; Volume 16, page 1006

Fifer, Capt. Fortunatus Eager's Co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched Dec. 17, 1776; returned March 27, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10 days; 14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed; company marched to reinforce army under Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster and endorsed marched to New York.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, Fifer. See above.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16, page 1005

Fifer, Capt. William Greenleaf's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Sept. 3, 1777; service, 2 mos. 26 days, with Northern army; reported furloughed Oct. 24, 1777. Roll dated Lancaster.

John Wheelock of Lancaster, Fifer. See above.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16, page 1006

Fifer, Capt. David Moore's co., Col. John Jacobs's (Light Infantry) regt.; marched Sept. 25 (also given Sept. 26), 1779; arrived at place of rendezvous Sept. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 28, 1779; service, 2 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (88 miles) travel home; roll sworn to in Worcester Co.; also, pay roll for same service sworn to at Bolton.

John Wheelock (of Lancaster?), Fifer. See above.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16, page 1005

Sergeant, Capt. Fortunatus Eager's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched Dec. 17, 1776; returned March 27, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10 days; 14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed; company marched to reinforce army under Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster and endorsed marched to New York.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16 page 1005

Sergeant, Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; engaged July 21, 1778; company raised to serve until Dec. 31, 1778, unless sooner discharged, and stationed at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; engaged July 21, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 15 days, including travel (80 miles) from North Kingston, R. I., to place of discharge, i. e.  home; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778; also, same co.  and regt.; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1005

List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. William Greenleaf, sworn to in Worcester Co., Feb. 17, 1778; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Oaks's co.; term, 3 years.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1005

Private, Capt. John White's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.; enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at and about Boston.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16, page 1005

Private, Capt. William Greenleaf's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; entered service Aug. 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 28, 1777; service, 6 days; company marched on an alarm at Bennington.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16 page 1006

List of men mustered; said Wheelock appears among men raised from Col. Whitney's regt. for service at Rhode Island; Capt. Greenleaf's co.; engaged for town of Lancaster; mustered July 9 [year not given, probably 1778].

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16 page 1006

Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, John; Volume 16 page 1006

Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Feb., 1783; reported succeeded by Silas Blinn.

Ancestry unknown. This may be the same John Wheelacks, alias Richard Packard shown below.

Wheelacks, John;  Volume 16,  page 956

(alias Richard Packard) Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Jan., 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 1 year, 6 months, 1 day.

Ancestry unknown.

Packard, Richard; Volume 11, page 743

(alias John Wheelacks) Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated West Point; enlisted Aug. 1, 1781; enlistment, 3  years; reported as serving in room of Elijah Prouty from Feb. 13, 1782; also, muster rolls for March-Nov., 1782; also, Capt. Smith's (1st) co., 5th Mass. regt.; muster roll for Dec., 1782; also, Capt. Smith's co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Jan., 1783.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, Jonathan (Lancaster); Volume 16 page 1006

Drummer, Capt. Abijah Wyman's co., Col. William Prescott's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 87 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1775; also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge, Nov. 11, 1775; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Solomon Stuart; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Redding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777; Capt.  Redding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Drum Major, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 3, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Private, same co. and regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 15, 1777, to April 30, 1777; credited with 105 days allowance; also, same co. and regt.; return [year not given]; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters; also, Drum Major, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Dec., 1778; also, Drummer, same co. and regt.; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., approved April 1, 1779; enlisted Jan. 3, 1777; joined April 22, 1777; also, Drum Major, Colonel's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 15, 1780; also, Drum Major, 2d Mass. regt.; muster roll of field and staff officers for May and June, 1783, with such non-commissioned officers as were not attached to any company.

This is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Thankful Haskell. The main evidence for this is an entry in the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR ID Number 24773, which identifies the descendants of Jonathan Wheelock. He was placed on the pension roll of Merrimac County, NH, in 1818. He lived for a while in Concord, MA. In 1825 he attended a memorial for the Battle of Bunker Hill ("Bunker Hill Memorial Tablets, 4th Edition", published 1895). He died in Concord, NH; and is buried there in the Old North Burial Ground ("Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). There is a record of Jonathan in the "Vermont Pensioners of 1835":

County: Windsor Co.
Name: Jonathan Wheelock
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1,525 56
Description of service: New Hampshire continental line
When placed on the pension roll: May 25, 1819
Commencement of pension: April 14, 1818
Age: 81

Jonathan descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Jonathan/Jonathan/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Whelock, Jonathan (Lancaster); Volume 16,  page 1029

Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; service from June 12, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 19 days; rolls dated Camp at Hull; also, same co. and regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to time of return home, 1 mo. 3 days; roll dated  Hull.

Ancestry unknown.

Whelock, Jonathan (Shrewsbury); Volume 16,  page 1029

Capt. Ross Wyman's (Shrewsbury) co. of artillery, Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 9 days.

This is most likely the son of Deacon Jonathan Wheelock and Anna Drury, of Shrewsbury, MA, and later, Cavendish, VT.  See below.

Wheelock, Jonathan (Townsend);  Volume 16, page 1007

(also given Jonathan, Jr.) List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John [p.1007] Glover, at Springfield, July 9, 1780; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Townsend; marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Townsend for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 6, 1780; discharged Dec. 3, 1780; service, 5 mos. 8 days, travel (220 miles) included.

This is most likely the son of Deacon Jonathan Wheelock of Cavendish, VT, and Anna Drury. This family lived for a while in Townsend, MA. However, Jonathan would have been 26 in July, 1780, rather than the 25 indicated here. Jonathan's brother Jotham also served. Jonathan is buried in Cavendish, VT, on their old farm "3/4 mile up on Scrabble Hill". (Source: "Cemeteries of Cavendish, VT", compiled by Mrs. Gordon W. Churchill, Printed by Hurd's Offset Printing, Springfield, VT, 1976.) Jonathan descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Jonathan; Volume 16, page 1007

Capt. John Boynton's co., Col. Nathan Sparhak's (Sparhawk's) regt.; entered service July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 34 days, under Col. Job Cushing on expedition to Bennington, including travel (113 miles) home.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, Jonathan; Volume 16, page 1007

Receipt dated Boston, May 24, 1782, for bounty paid said Wheelock by Samuel Lancey, Chairman of Class No. 2 of the town of Chelmsford, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Ancestry unknown.

Wheelock, Joseph (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1007

Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt.; pay abstract for mileage, etc., from home to Dorchester Heights; warrant allowed in Council Sept. 15, 1776; also, Private, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 1776; said Wheelock credited with allowance for 2 days (40 miles) travel; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Solomon Stuart; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Redding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777; Capt.  Redding's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 4, 1777, to March 10, 1778; reported died March 10, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 4, 1777, to April 30, 1777; credited with 85 days allowance; also, same co. and regt.; return [year not given]; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters; reported joined April 22, 1777.

Ancestry uncertain, but probably the Joseph Wheelock of Lancaster who married Alice Page. Joseph's son, Archippus served in the Revolutionary War, as did his sons Oliver, and possibly John. His brothers Phinehas, John, and Abner probably served as well. His death, 10 Mar 1778, as reported above is consistent with an entry in the Lancaster Vital Records which reports the 1778 death of  "Abel Fairbanks, Joseph Wheelock in ye army". He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Joseph/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Joseph (Worcester); Volume 16, page 1007

Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; marched Aug. 20, 1781; joined regiment at West Point Aug. 28, 1781; discharged Nov. 28, 1781; service, 3 mos. 16 days, including travel (167 miles) home; residence, Worcester; engaged for town of Worcester; regiment raised for 3 months.

This may be the son of Benjamin Wheelock and Hannah Chapin. Joseph was born in Mendon, and died in Worcester, MA. He would have been age 16 at the time of his service. Joseph descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Joseph/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Joseph; Volume 16, page 1007

Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheelock and others, dated Charlestown Camp, July 13, 1775.

This is probably Joseph Wheelock, of Lancaster (1729/30 - 1778), or it could be his son, Joseph, Jr. See above.

Wheelock, Josiah (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1007

Private, Capt. William Jennison's co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and Roxbury; service, 10 days; reported returned home.

This is the son of Obadiah Wheelock and Elizabeth Darling. Josiah is referenced in "The Daughters of the American Revolution", Vol 106, Pg 81, by Mrs. Louise Paige Perry, DAR ID 105246. Josiah is buried in Town Cemetery, Hopedale, MA ("Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Josiah/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Josiah; Volume 16, page 1007

Private, Capt. Ichabod Thayer's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

This is the son of Obadiah Wheelock and Elizabeth Darling. See above.

Wheelock, Jotham. Volume 16, page 1008

Receipt dated Lunenburg, July 16, 1781, for bounty paid said Wheelock by the town of Lunenburg to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Littel's (Little's) co., Col. Ran's (Rand's) regt.; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; occupation, [p.1008] farmer; engaged for town of Lunenburg; engaged June 21 [1781]; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782; wages allowed said Wheelock from June 21, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 17 mos. 23 days; also, order on Capt. Howard (Heywood), payable to Deacon Jonathan Wheelock, dated Ashby, Oct. 25, 1783, signed by said Jotham Wheelock, for wages, etc., for service in 6th Mass. regt. in 1782.

This is the son of Deacon Jonathan Wheelock and Anna Drury of Shrewsbury, MA, and Cavendish, Vt. His father, Deacon Jonathan Wheelock, served on the Committee of Safety for Peterborough, NH. Jotham is buried in the Pesthouse Cemetery in Cavendish, VT, on the "old Saunders farm". (Source: "Cemeteries of Cavendish, VT", compiled by Mrs. Gordon W. Churchill, et. al., Copyright 1976, printed by Hurd's Offset Printing, Springfield, VT). Jotham descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

"Vermont Pensioners of 1835" lists Jotham as follows:

County: Windsor Co.
Name: Jotham Wheelock
Rank: Sergeant
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1,095 73
Description of service: Massachusetts continental line
When placed on the pension roll: January 25, 1820
Commencement of pension: November 29, 1819
Age: 67

Whelock, Levi  (Great Barrington, also given Tyringham); Volume 16, page 1029

Private, Capt. William King's co. of  Minute-men, Col. John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. King's (1st) co., Col. Fellows's (8th) regt.; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, return of men raised for Continental service; residence, Tyringham; engaged for town of Tyringham; joined Capt. Chadwick's co., Col. Brewer's regt.; term, during war; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; Capt. Chadwick's co., Col. Brewer's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 1, 1781; Capt. John Pray's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; hair, red; occupation, husbandman; birthplace, Mendon; residence, Tyringham; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. Chadwick, at Tyringham; enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt. John Pray's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781; reported on command with light infantry.

Levi is the son of Hannah Ammidon and Samuel Wheelock, confirmed by residence and age. He was born in Milford, MA, married Waitstill ____, and died in Berkshire Co, MA. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Levi/Samuel/Obadiah/Samuel/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Levi (Tyringham);  Volume 16, page 1008

Private, Capt. William King's co., Col. John Fellows's regt.; muster roll dated Aug.  1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, order for bounty coat dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 17, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. Means's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (12th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 33 mos. as Private, 3 mos. as Sergeant; also, Corporal, Capt. John Chadwick's co., Col. Brewer's regt.; return dated Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Tyringham; enlisted for town of Tyringham; mustered by T. Wheeler; reported on furlough; also, Private, Capt. J. Pray's co., Col. Sprout's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt, John Pray's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781; reported on command with light infantry; also, muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war; also, muster rolls for June and July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh; reported on command with light infantry; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781; reported on command with light infantry; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Huts 1st Mass.  Brigade and sworn to at West Point.

This appears to be a duplicate of the above entry for Levi Wheelock, of Tyringham, MA.

Wheelock, Luther (Uxbridge);  Volume 16, page 1008

Private, Capt. Joseph Chapin's co. of Minutemen, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 12 days; also, Capt. William Wyman's co., Col. John Paterson's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp No. 3, Charlestown, Nov. 4, 1775.

This is probably the son of Colonel Silas Wheelock, and Hannah Albee. His father and several of his brothers fought in the war, including Simeon, Caleb, Calvin, and probably Seth. Luther descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Luther/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whelock, Luther (Uxbridge); Volume 16, page 1029

Capt. William Wyman's co., Col. Paterson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days.

See above.

Wheelock, Lyman; Volume 16, page 1008

Private, Capt. David Batcheller's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; arrived at camp June 5, 1778; discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 8 mos. 10 days, at North River, including 3 days to prepare for camp and 20 days (400 miles) travel out and home; regiment raised for 8 months; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Dec., 1778; reported not joined, but the word join'd appears against the name of said Wheelock in the table of deductions on reverse of roll; also, order on John Potter, Paymaster, Col. Wood's regt., for wages, dated Mendon, March 10, 1779, signed by said Wheelock, payable to Enos Taft; also, Capt. B. Read's co.  commanded by Lieut. John Benson, Col. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 14 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home.

The only Lyman Wheelock in the Massachusetts Vital Records is the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Ruth Daniels, of Mendon, MA. Lyman was born in Mendon, in 1761, and would have been 17 at the time of his first service. Lyman's brothers Eleazer and probably Alpheus also served. "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Vol 4, by Patricial Law Hatcher reports Lyman is buried Easton, MA. The "History of Easton", by Chaffin, confirms Lyman's service in the Revolutionary War. Lyman descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Lyman/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Moses (Westborough); Volume 16, page 1008

2d Lieutenant, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co. of Minute-men, Col. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Captain; return of officers to be commissioned in Gen. [Artemas] Ward's regt., dated May 24, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress, at Watertown, May 25, 1775, that said officers be commissioned; also, Captain, Gen. Ward's regt.; returns of officers for provisions; receipts for said provisions, dated Roxbury, July 27, and July 28, 1775; also, same regt.; return of officers for provisions, dated Dorchester, Aug. 3, 1775; also, Captain, Col.  Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, 2d Major, 6th Worcester Co. regt.; list of field officers of regiments of Worcester Co. militia proposed by [p.1009] Legislature Jan. 12, 1776; regiment raised in Southborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Northborough, and Grafton; also, 2d Major, Col. John Golden's (Goulding's) 6th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of field officers; commissioned March 23, 1776; also, list of officers chosen in 6th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by said Wheelock and others, field officers, dated Westborough, April 15, 1776; also, Major, Col. Jonathan Smith's regt. to be raised in Berkshire Co. and part of Worcester Co.; list of field officers of regiments to be raised for Quebec and New York; commissioned June 26, 1776; also, Major; list of alarm men belonging to Capt. Brigham's co. [year not given], showing service rendered at various places and fines paid in lieu of service, etc.; said Wheelock credited with service at Dorchester, 8 mos., and at New York, 4 mos.; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated June 16, 1777; said Wheelock chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Job Cushing's (6th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council June 16, 1777; reported commissioned June 16, 1777; also, pay roll certified at Westborough, of field and staff officers who marched to Hadley Aug. 21, 1777, under command of said Wheelock, Lieutenant Colonel, by order of the General Court on an alarm, and were there counter-ordered; service, 6 days; also, pay roll certified at Westborough, of field and staff officers who marched with said Wheelock, Lieutenant Colonel, Sept. 28, 1777, by order of the General Court to reinforce Northern army under Maj. Gen. Gates; service, 1 mo. 3 days; also, Lieutenant Colonel, Col. John Rand's (Worcester Co.) regt.; engaged July 8, 1780; discharged Oct. 11, 1780; service, 3 mos. 14 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; also allowed 106 days horse rations; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Moses Wheelock was the son of Ephraim Wheelock and Priscilla Plimpton. Lieutenant Colonel Moses Wheelock, and his brother, Colonel Ephraim Wheelock, were two of the highest ranking Wheelock officers from Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War. Moses is buried in Memorial Cemetery, in the center of Westborough, MA. He is mentioned in numerous DAR records, including that of Miss Bessie Boughton, gg granddaughter of Moses, Vol 63, Pg 3, DAR ID 62006. Moses Wheelock descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Moses/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph.

Wheelock, Nahum. Volume 16, page 1009

Private, Capt. B. Read's co. commanded by Lieut. John Benson, Col. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home.

This may be the son of Peter Wheelock and Sarah Taft, of Mendon, MA. Nahum descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Nahum/Peter/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whelock, Obadiah; Volume 16, page 1029

Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Sept. 19, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 29 days, on expedition to Stillwater by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows.

This is the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon, both born in Mendon, MA, but later settled in Tyringham, Berkshire Co, MA. Obadiah probably moved to Floyd, Oneida Co, NY; as suggested by NY Pension records. Obadiah's brothers, Levi and Ithamar, also served. Obadiah descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Obadiah/Samuel/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whelock, Obadiah; Volume 16, page 1029

Descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Christopher Marshall, at Springfield, July 16, 1779; Capt. Lancaster's co.,  Col. Ashley's regt.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Tyringham.

This is the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon. See above.

Wheelock, Obadiah; Volume 16, page 1009

Capt. Means's co., 12th Mass. regt.; entered service July 10, 1779; discharged April 10, 1780; term, 9 months.

This is probably the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon. See above.

Wheelock, Oliver (Lancaster); Volume 16, page 1009

Private, Capt. John White's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.; enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at and about Boston; also, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 13, 1780; age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Lancaster; marched to camp July 13, 1780, under command of Capt. Thomas Pritchard; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men belonging to the town of Lancaster raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched from home to West Point July 12, 1780; discharged Dec. 13, 1780; service, 5 mos. 1 day, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home.

This is the son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page, confirmed by residence and age. His brother Archippus served. In addition, his brothers Joseph and John probably served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Oliver/Joseph/Joseph/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheellock, Oliver; Volume 16,  page 999

Private, Capt. Luke Wilder's co., Col. Samuel Denney's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 27, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 5 days, at Claverack; travel home, 9 days (180 miles), also allowed. Roll dated Albany.

Probably the son of Joseph Wheelock and Alice Page (see above); the main evidence is the fact that Captain Luke Wilder was from Lancaster.

 Whelock, Paul (Uxbridge);  Volume 16, page 1029

Corporal, Capt. Edward Seagrave's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775.

This may be the son of Daniel Wheelock and Deborah Darling. Paul was born 1738 in Mendon, and died in Uxbridge, MA. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Paul/Daniel/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Paul; Volume 16, page 1009

Capt. Edward Seagrave's co., Col. Read's regt.; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Roxbury, Dec. 21, 1775.

See above.

Wheelock, Paul; Volume 16, page 1010

Private, Capt. Bezaleel Taft's (9th) co., Col. Nathan Tyler's (3d Worcester Co.)  regt.; entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, including travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 27, 1780.

Ancestry unknown. Private Paul Wheelock is probably not Corporal Paul Wheelock, of Uxbridge.

Wheelock, Paul; Volume 16, page 1009

Private, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 30 days; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates in Northern department. Roll dated Charlton.

This is the son of Paul Wheelock and Abigail Chapin, of Charlton, MA, as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1940. His brothers Seth, Adams, and possibly John also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Paul/Paul/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Whelok, Paul;  Volume 16,  page 1030

Corporal, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Ancestry unknown, but probably Paul Wheelock of Charlton, or Paul Wheelock of Uxbridge.

Wheelock, Peter (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1010

Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop, Col. Learned's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 1 week 4 days.

This is probably the son of Martha Wight and Jonathan Wheelock, of Charlton, MA. Peter was a founder and early settler of Calais, Vt; but his revolutionary war service is not mentioned in "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1940. Seargent Peter Wheelock (1724-1820), of Mendon, MA is frequently referenced in the DAR records, but there apparently is no record for him in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War". Peter Wheelock, of Charlton, descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Peter/Jonathan/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Ralph (Sturbridge); Volume 16, page 1010

Private, Capt. Benjamin Richardson's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt.; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights, dated Sept. 4, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Dorchester Heights home, dated Nov. 28, 1776; said Wheelock credited with allowance for 4 days (72 miles) travel; also, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 28, 1776; service, 22 days, at Providence, R. I., including 3 days (52 miles) travel home; also, Capt. (also given Lieut.) Benjamin Freeman's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; company raised for 30 days service and marched from Sturbridge Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce Northern army under Gen. Gates.

Henry J. Clarke, in his essay "Captain Ralph Wheelock of Sturbridge, His Ancestors and Some of His Descendants", Quinabang Historical Society Leaflets, Vol 1, No. 15. 1903, asserts that Ralph was the son of Ephraim Wheelock and Miriam Bullen; half brother to Colonel Ephraim Wheelock of Medfield, MA, and Lieutenant Colonel Moses Wheelock of Westborough, MA. There are two reasons to think this might be incorrect. First, the aforesaid Ralph, who lived in Sturbridge, attained the rank of Captain by 1766, if we are to believe the Sturbridge Vital Records. So he would not have served as a Private ten years later. Second, his son, Ralph, Jr., also of Sturbridge, served in the War, and later, after moving to Pompey, NY, applied for and received a pension for having served on "the Massachusetts line" (see "New York Pensioners of 1835").  So it is most likely Ralph, Jr. to whom this entry refers. His brother, Dennison, also served. His father, Ralph, Sr. may also have served, though there appears to be no record of it in "Mass Soliers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War". Nonetheless, Ralph, Sr. is referenced in "The Daughters of the American Revolution", Vol 22, Pg 345, by Mrs. Alice Dickinson Foster, DAR ID 21949. Ralphs, Sr. descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Ralph/Ephraim/Eleazar/Ralph.

Whelok, Ralph;  Volume 16,  page 1030

Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

See above.

Whelock, Samuel (Charlton); Volume 16, page 1030

Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 10, 1779; discharged Dec. 17, 1779; service, 5 mos. 12 days, at Rhode Island; roll sworn to at Newport; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Dec., 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, travel (80 miles) included.

This is probably the son of Paul Wheelock and Thankful Rand, of Shrewsbury and Millbury, MA. Samuel and his brother Alvin lived for a time in Brookfield, MA, next to Charlton, and both appear there in the 1790 census. Samuel later removed to Pompey, NY, where he lived the rest of his life. He is buried there in the Pompey Hill Cemetery, per "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Vol 4, by Patricial Law Hatcher. Samuel descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Samuel/Paul/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Samuel (Charlton);  Volume 16,  page 1010

List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Alton's co., Col. Davis's regt.; engaged for town of Charlton.

Probably the same Samuel as above.

Whelock, Samuel (Holliston);  Volume 16, page 1030

Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's (Holliston) co. of militia, Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 3 days; reported returned home.

This is probably the son of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidon, of Mendon, Milford, and Tyringham, MA. Samuel was born in Milford, and married in Holliston. His brothers Levi, Obadiah, Ithamar, and Amariah also served. Samuel descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Samuel/Samuel/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Samuel; Volume 16, page 1010

Private, Capt. Nathaniel Clap's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt.; entered service July 26, 1778; discharged Aug. 15, 1778; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island.

Ancestry unknown. May be Samuel Whelock from Holliston. See above.

Wheelock, Samuel; Volume 16, page 1010

Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlain's co., Col. Abner Perry's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Ancestry unknown. May be Samuel Whelock from Holliston. See above.

Wheelock, Seth (Charlton); Volume 16 page, 1010

Private, Capt. Jacob Davis's co., Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 18 days; also, Corporal, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col.  Jonathan Holman's regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 43 days; company marched from home to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776; also, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 30 days; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates in Northern department; also, list of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months; said Wheelock appears among men belonging to Capt. Nickels's co. and other companies in Col. Holman's regt.; engaged for town of Charlton; mustered May 15 [year not given, probably 1778]; also, descriptive list of men raised by the town of Charlton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Peekskill (also given Fishkill), agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, dated Charlton, May 26, 1778; Capt. William Tucker's co., Col. Holman's regt.; age, 26 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark (also given light); residence, Charlton; also, list of men raised for Continental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co.; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778; also, Sergeant, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; engaged July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 29, 1780, on an alarm.

This is the son of Paul Wheelock and Abigail Chapin, of Charlton, MA, as given by "The Wheelock Family of Calais", by Marcus Warren Waite, 1940, and confirmed by residence and age. His brother Adams and Paul served. His brother, John, may have also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Seth/Paul/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Seth; Volume 16, page 1011

Private, Capt. John Morgan's co.; enlisted Dec. 28, 1777; discharged March 21, 1778; service, 2 mos. 21 days; company detached from militia of Hampshire and Worcester counties to guard stores and magazines at Brookfield and Springfield.

Probably the son of Paul Wheelock and Abigail Chapin of Charlton, MA. See above.

Welock, Seth; Volume 16, page 855

List of men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival  at Fishkill, returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of Charlton.

This is the son of Paul Wheelock and Abigail Chapin, of Charlton, MA. See above.

Wheelock, Seth (Mendon); Volume 16, page 1011

2d Lieutenant, Capt. Philip Ammidon's (1st) co., 3d Worcester Co. regt. of Mass.  militia; list of officers; commissioned Aug. [p.1011] 27, 1779; also, Lieutenant, Capt. William Henry's co.; engaged Oct. 6, 1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at Castle and Governor's Islands, including travel home; company raised in Worcester Co.; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Col. Tyler's regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 16 days, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home; company ordered to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 27, 1780.

Probably the son of Silas Wheelock and Hannah Albee. Seth's father was a Colonel in the Rev. War, commander of the 7th Worcester County Regiment (see below). His brothers Simeon, Caleb, Calvin, and Luther also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Seth/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Silas; Volume 16, page 1011

Colonel, 7th Worcester Co. regt.; service, 9 days; regiment marched to Cambridge and Roxbury on the alarm of April 19, 1775.

Son of Benjamin Wheelock and Huldah Thayer. Silas, along with his second cousins Moses Wheelock, of Westborough, MA, and Ephraim Wheelock, of Medfield, MA were the highest ranking Wheelock officers in Massachusetts. Many of his children also served, including Simeon, Caleb, Calvin, and Luther. Numerous references to him can be found in the "Daughters of the American Revolution", including that of Mrs. Jessie Gordon Weston Roberts, VOl 164, Pg 303, DAR ID 163930. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Simeon (Uxbridge); Volume 16, page 1011

1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Chapin's co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 days; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Read's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; service to Jan. 21, 1777, 1 mo. 15 days, at Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec.  8, 1776.

This is the son of Silas Wheelock and Hannah Albee. His father was a Colonel (see above); and many of his brothers also served. Simeon died when his horse slipped on the ice while engaged in the suppression of Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, MA. He was a blacksmith in Uxbridge, MA. His house, in the center of Uxbridge, has been restored by the Uxbridge Historical Commission, and is shown by appointment.  Numerous DAR entries refer to him, including that of Miss Mary Taft Wheelock, Vol 19, Pg. 113, DAR ID 18297. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Simeon/Silas/Benjamin/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Sim; Volume 16, page 1011

Private, Capt. Caleb Whiting's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt.; entered service July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Ancestry unknown.

Whelock, Simeon;  Volume 16,  page 1030

Private, Capt. Thaddeus Read's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; entered service July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 days, including 3 days (70 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Ancestry unknown, but may be the same as Sim Wheelock, above.

Wheelock, Stephen (Shrewsbury); Volume 16, page 1011

Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co. of Minutemen and militia, Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 8 days; reported returned home.

This is the son of Nahor Wheelock and Abigail Williams of Shrewsbury. His brother, Eliab, also served. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Stephen/Nahor/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Wheelock, Thomas (Holliston); Volume 16, page 1011

Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 15, 1775; service, 17 days; also, company return dated Camp Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

This is the son of Ebenezer Wheelock and Mary Sleeman, of Milford and Holliston. Thomas was born in Mendon, had children in Holliston, and died (of cancer) in Milford, MA. He descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Thomas/Ebenezer/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, Thomas; Volume 16, page 1011

Private, Capt. David Batcheller's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; arrived at camp June 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 3 mos. 25 days, at North river, including 3 days to prepare for camp and 16 days (320 miles) travel out and home; regiment raised for 8 months.

This is probably the son of Ebenezer Wheelock and Mary Sleeman. See above.

Wheelock, Timothy; Volume 16, page 1011

Capt. Peter Procter's co., Lieut. Col. Williams's regt.; enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, including travel (120 miles) home; company marched to reinforce Northern army July 10, 1777.

This may be the brother of Thomas Wheelock, of Holliston. The evidence is circumanstatial. Lieutenant Colonel James Williams was a commander in the Rhode Island Militia. Timothy lived in or around Mendon, MA, which is close to Rhode Island. His brother, Thomas, served in the war; and it is probable that his brother Cyrus also served. Timothy descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Timothy/Ebenezer/Obadiah/Benjamin/Ralph.

Wheelock, William; Volume 16, page 1011

Colonel, 4th Suffolk Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Feb. 10, 1776.  [See Ephraim Wheelock.]

This is Colonel Ephraim Wheelock, commander of the 4th Suffolk County Regiment. He was born and died in Medfield, MA. How his name got transcribed as William is unclear.


Explanatory Notes

The records make frequent reference to "the alarm of April 19, 1775". Paul Revere was one of the "alarm riders" for this, the first battle of the Revolutionary War. It is unlikely that any of the Wheelocks from Worcester County (Mendon, Charlton, Shrewsbury, Westborough, Sturbridge) who marched on this alarm actually arrived in time for battle. The Medfield Minutemen (of Suffolk, later Norfolk County) were close to the scene of battle, and it is possible that Colonel Ephraim Wheelock saw action. Though he is not listed in the "History of Medfield", by W. S. Tilden [2], as having marched on the April 19th alarm, his record of service shows that he did, serving 13 days [1]. There is some evidence that some of the minutemen from Lancaster, Leominster, and Lunenburg, under the command of General John Whitcomb (Whetcomb) arrived in time to fight the British in the last stages of their retreat [3]. John Wheelock, fifer, and John Wheelock, drummer, both of Lancaster, marched on the April 19 alarm, under the command of John Whitcomb; and so may have seen action in this historic battle.

The frequent reference to "bounty coat" is explained by this entry from  "Mass Soldiers and Sailors of the
Revolutionary War", pg xvi:
 

"On the 5th of July, 1775, a resolve was passed to provide each of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the army ... with a coat, and 13,000 were ordered to be provided by the towns and districts, in accordance with a regular apportionment. This gift of a coat was considered in the nature of a bounty, and later, at the time of their distribution, the men in service were permitted to choose between acceptance of the coat or a sum of money in lieu thereof."
 


Bibliography

  1. "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, A Compilation of Archives, Prepared and Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, In Accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891", 1907
  2. William S. Tilden, "History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886", published by George H. Ellis, Publisher, 1887.
  3. John R. Galvin, "The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution", Brassey's, 1989.
  4. Hatcher, Patricia Law, "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, Dallas, 1987.
  5. "New Hampshire Pensioners of 1835", United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [New Hampshire Section], Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.
  6. "New York Pensioners of 1835", United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [New York Section], Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.
  7. "Vermont Pensioners of 1835", United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [Vermont Section], Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.
  8. Wheelock, Walter Tobey, "The Wheelock Family in America, 1637-1969", Privately Published, 1969.
  9. Waite, Marcus Warren, "The Wheelock Family of Calais", Driftwind Press, Montipelier, VT, 1940.
  10. "Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution",  Vol 1 to 152 (other volumes not searched), published at various times, in various places.
 

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