Birth: Perry, NY
Death: 4 Aug 1899
Father: Luther Bishop
Mother: Harriet Wheelock
Birth: 5 Oct 1922
Partner: Doris Dorothy WheelockHOME INDEX
Spouse: Archippus Wheelock
Marriage: 26 Jan 1840, Newport, VT
According to Pension Records, Julia filed claim to Archippus Wheelock's pension while a resident of Gardner, MA.HOME INDEX
Spouse: Mercy Diana Wheelock
Marriage: DATE UNKNOWN
Birth: 10 Dec 1800, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Death: 28 Jun 1871
Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Mendon, MA
Father: Nahum Wheelock
Mother: Betsey Steele
Spouse: Lovice Hill
Marriage: 18 Mar 1819, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Partner: Susan S. Smith
The inscription on Andrus' tombstone reads: A companion dear, a parent kind, A heart to rightousness inclined, Through [years?] of sorrow and distress My life has passed away Here in this grave my body rests till the great judgement day.
Andrus mentions his second wife, Susan, in his will, leaving her $1200.00 in lieu of dower rights.
(Source: Records of Richard Mullen, a descendant of Andrus Wheelock, Sr, and Lovice Hill, June 2000)
An 1870 Atlas of Worcester County shows A. Wheelock living on present day Providence Rd, on the east side, just south of the intersection with Quisset Rd, not far from Pine Hill Cemetery. This was, no doubt, Andrus Wheelock, Sr.HOME INDEX
Birth: Mar 1790, Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA
Father: Ezra Wheelock
Mother: Vashti Putnam
Birth: 21 Jul 1713, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA
Death: 26 Jul 1783, Charlton, Worcester Co, MA
Father: Benjamin Wheelock
Mother: Huldah Thayer
Spouse: Martha Wight
Marriage: 22 May 1735, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, MA
Jonathan Wheelock, born in Mendon, removed to the County Gore in present day Charlton sometime before 10 Nov 1735, when his father "in consideration of the parental love, good will, and natural affection" deeded 150 acres to Jonathan Wheelock "of the County Gore" . The County Gore was a 10,000 acre tract of land adjoining, but not part of Oxford. Jonathan Wheelock and Jonathan Tucker appear to have been the first settlers in the Gore.
Unhappy with their lack of representation in Oxford town affairs, Jonathan and his brother David Wheelock signed a petition (with many others) in 1750 to become part of Charlton. Finally, in 1757, the Gore was annexed to Charlton.
The first meeting after annexation to elect district officers was held in 1758. Jonathan Wheelock was chosen Treasurer. In the years 1759 and 1762, he was on the Charlton Board of Selectman. (Source: Charlton Town Records, Charlton Library.) He ran a tavern for many years in the County Gore, which he aquired from John Thompson in 1751. (Source: History of Oxford). He apparently owned a tannery in the Northside, which he sold to Ebenezer Davis (brother of Jacob Davis) in 1770.
Some genealogies make reference to a "great sickness" (probably influenza ) that struck many residents of Charlton during 1759. The family of Jonathan Wheelock appears to have been particularly hard struck by this. Rhoda, Joseph, Mercy, Amos, and Jonathan all died within a few days of each other in July, 1759.
His house, the oldest in the Northside, still stands. It is located 2 houses to the east of the Rider House (which his son Eli helped build), on the same side of the road .
His will, Worcester County Probate case 63175, was written 10 Jun 1783, and probated 3 Sep 1783. He makes reference to his sons Asa Wheelock, Peter Wheelock, Eli Wheelock; daughter Azubah Daggett; and grandchildren Azubah Town, Lidia Town, and Huldah Town, daughters of his deceased daughter, Huldah Town. His son, Peter Wheelock, was appointed executor.
1) "History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, with Genealogies", by George F. Daniels, published by the author, 1892.
2) Conversations with William Hultgren, member of the Charlton Historical Society, an expert on the Charlton Northside, 1997, 2002.
3) "The History of Worcester County, Massachusetts", Compiled by D. Hamilton Hurd, published by J. W. Lewis and Co., 1889.
4) Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Book 11, Page 175.HOME INDEX
Father: Henry Samuel Wheelock
Mother: Mary Martha Littlefield
Birth: 24 Dec 1806
Father: Abel Wheelock
Mother: Parney Parker
Spouse: Robert Berteaux