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Jewel Bloodworth

Birth: 14 Feb 1910, Amba, OK

Father: C. W. Bloodworth
Mother: Ivy Wheelock

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Mary Clapp

Death: 1808

Spouse: Ephraim Wheelock
Marriage: 3 Dec 1767, Walpole, MA

  1. Priscilla Wheelock, born 16 Sep 1768, Medfield, Norfolk, MA
  2. Oliver Wheelock, born 4 Oct 1770, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA
  3. Olive Wheelock, born 16 Oct 1773, Medfield, Norfolk, MA
  4. Mary Wheelock, born 13 Aug 1776, Medfield, Norfolk, MA
  5. Gershom Wheelock, born 12 Nov 1779, Medfield, MA
  6. Samuel Wheelock, born 18 Oct 1781, Medfield, Norfolk Co, MA

Notes:

NAME- Mary Clapp: Munsell, American Ancestry, vol. 6, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968, p. 134 DEATH- 1808: Munsell, American Ancestry, vol. 6, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968, p. 134\ FATHER- Stephen Clapp: Munsell, American Ancestry, vol. 6, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968, p. 134

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Elizabeth M. Harding

Birth: 1871

Death: 1947

Burial: Old Brick Church Cemetery, Eaton Township, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA

Spouse: Fred I. Wheelock
Marriage:

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Freeman L. Holden

Birth: about 1837, Hawley, MA

Father: Ira Holden
Mother: Olive Longley

Spouse: Louisa Wheelock
Marriage: 25 Dec 1863, Deerfield, MA

Notes:

Freeman Holden served in Company G, 52nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, (enlisted 11 Oct 1862; mustered out 14 Aug 1863). (Src: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines In the Civil War; researched by Doug Chase, July 2002.) He was a broom maker at Amherst per 1870 Census, living in the same house as his brother-in-law, James Wheelock.

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Mary Nason

Birth: 21 Dec 1820, Mendon, Worcester Co, MA

Death: 11 Aug 1863, Amherst, MA

Burial: Nasonville Cemetery, Burrillville, RI

Father: Leonard Nason
Mother: Rebecca Briggs

Spouse: Dana Wheelock
Marriage: 14 Mar 1837, Boston, MA

  1. Lavinia H. Wheelock, born 28 Dec 1837, Burrillville, RI
  2. James Henry N. Wheelock, born 22 Sep 1839, Burrillville, RI
  3. Esther A. Wheelock, born 30 Oct 1841, Burrillville, RI
  4. Louisa Wheelock, born 5 Jun 1844, Burrillville, RI
  5. Wealthy B. Wheelock, born 28 Feb 1849

Notes:

Mary Wheelock and daughter Wealthy B., drowned at Amherst 11 Aug 1863. The story of her sad demise is documented in the 14 Aug 1863 issue of The Hampshire Franklin Express newspaper, page 2. On Aug 11th a severe thunderstorm struck the area, causing streams and rivers to swell and overflow. Mary, her daughter Welthy, and two others were standing on a bridge, watching the torrent of water at their feet. Just then, an upstream dam collapsed, and before any of them could move, a flood of water carried away the bridge on which they stood, killing three of the four people. (Src: Records of Doug Chase, July 2002.)

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Elizabeth Pulsifer

Birth: estimated 1812

Spouse: Phinehas Wheelock
Marriage: 27 Dec 1831

  1. Caroline Wheelock, born about 1834, NH
  2. Mary J. Wheelock, born 30 Jul 1843, Wayland, Middlesex Co, MA
  3. Ann Mellisa Wheelock, born 28 Jul 1846, Wayland, Middlesex Co, MA
  4. Lavina Wheelock, born about 1849, Weston, MA

Spouse: Obed Smith Rogers
Marriage: 1 Jul 1874, Lincoln, Providence Co, RI

Notes:

She was from Gilsum, NH at the time of her marriage to Phinehas Wheelock (per NH marriage record). She was born in Craftsbury(?), VT; her parents were Yamish Pulsifer and Betsey Fish (per RI record of marriage to Obed Smith Rogers).

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Addison Wheelock

Birth: 7 Aug 1830, Fairfield, Franklin Co, VT

Death: 26 May 1890

Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin Co, VT

Father: Levi Wheelock
Mother: Hepsibeth Mitchell

Partner: Marci Stebins

  1. Almon E. Wheelock, born 25 May 1854, Fairfield, Franklin Co, VT
  2. Charles Wheelock, born 1862
  3. John Everett Wheelock, born 1866
  4. Emma Wheelock

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Alonzo Wheelock

Birth: 1838

Death: 1840

Burial: Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Herkimer Co, NY.

Father: Danford Wheelock
Mother: Margaret Cummings

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Eli Wheelock

Birth: about 1788

Death: 13 Sep 1829, probably Batavia, Genesee Co, NY

Burial: Old Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co, NY

Father: Edward Wheelock
Mother: Martha Daggett

Spouse: Charity (--?--)
Marriage: about 1810

  1. Anna Maria Wheelock, born 20 Feb 1812, NY
  2. Adelia Wheelock, born about 1815, Genesee Co, NY
  3. Almira Wheelock, born calculated 31 May 1817, Genesse Co, NY
  4. Lucy Wheelock, born about 1821, Batavia, Genesee Co, NY
  5. Miranda Wheelock, born 11 Aug 1822, Batavia, Genesee Co, NY
  6. Phoebe Wheelock, born about 1825, NY

Notes:

Eli was probably born in Charlton about 1788, though no record of his birth is found there. When Eli was about 9 years old, the family moved to Augusta, Oneida Co, NY circa 1797, when his father purchased land there. [Src: Oneida County Deeds, Bk 32, Pg 560. On 3 Oct 1797 Edward Wheelock purchased 205 acres in New Petersburgh, lot 28, now part of Augusta, for $699.97.]

He is probably the Eli Wheelock that fought in the War of 1812, a Sergeant in Churchill's Regiment, New York Militia. [Src: United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q292-9PWZ : 11 March 2016), Eli Weelock, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 221; FHL microfilm 882,739.]

He jointly purchased land in Batavia with Reu Wheelock. Their names appear together in Holland Land Company records, purchasing lot 5, in section 5, township 12, range 2 (in present day Batavia). The mortgage was signed 17 Jan 1820, and it appears that payments were made as late as 1833. Since Eli was presumably deceased by 1829, it is likely that his wife, or someone else took over the payments. [Src: Karen Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1991), pp. 191, 248; also Karen Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1825-1835 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1996), pp. 131,141,283,486; also Genesee County, NY, mortgage records, book 2, pg. 138, Rue & Eli Wheelock to various Holland Land Company officials, dated 17 Jan 1820, Genesee County Courthouse, Batavia; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2078654 : accessed 2 Mar 2020) Genesee County>Mortgages 1803-1826>image 399.]

Eli Wheelock is enumerated in the 1820 Census living in Batavia, Genessee Co, NY, next to Reu Wheelock in the census listing. In the household are 1 young man, between 16 and 25; 2 men between 26 and 44; 4 young girls under 10, one woman between 26 and 44; and one woman 45 or older.

Jabez Howe (husband of Relief Wheelock) purchased land in proximity to Eli and Reu, both being in range 2, township 12 (Batavia), and both on Alleghany Rd. Families often moved together; suggesting that Eli, Reu, and Relief, all of whom moved to Batavia, were siblings. [Src: Genesee County, NY, deeds, bk. 13, pg. 236, Wilhelm Willink et al to Jabez Howe, lot 6, section 1, township 12, range 2, also northwest part of lot 8, section 11, township 12, range 1, dated 26 May 1825, Genesee County Courthouse, Batavia; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2078654 : accessed 2 Mar 2020) Genesee County>Deeds 1818-1829 vol 12-13>image 512 of 675.]

According to the Genesee County Genweb, an Eli W___lock is buried in the Old Batavia Cemetery, died 13 Sep 1829, age 41. Charity W___lock is also buried there, died 10 July 1841, age 51. Marcus Warren Waite, in his 'papers', makes reference to Eli and Paul, additional children of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett, suggesting that Eli may be Reu's brother.

Research Notes:

Reconstructing the family of Eli Wheelock, and his ancestry, can only be done with indirect evidence, since no vital records or direct documentary evidence has yet been found to connect him directly to his parents, his wife, or his children. The proof argument presented here is based on indirect evidence, and is divided into three parts: (1) showing that Eli is the son of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett, (2) showing that six women with surname Wheelock, born between 1812 and 1825 in NY are all sisters, and (3) showing that these six sisters are daughters of Eli Wheelock.

Part 1: The following evidence supports the conclusion that Eli Wheelock is the son of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett:

1) Eli Wheelock jointly purchased land in Batavia, Genesee Co, NY with Reu Wheelock, a son of Edward and Martha, suggesting a sibling or other close relationship.[1]

2) Jabez Howe, husband of Relief Wheelock, sister of Reu Wheelock, purchased a lot in Batavia, near that of Reu and Eli. The three families are clustered together geographically, and are enumerated within a few lines of each other in the 1820 census. This ties Eli Wheelock together with Reu and Relief Wheelock, known to be siblings, suggesting that Eli is a sibling too.[2]

3) In Part 3 below, it is shown that Adelia Wheelock is likely Eli's daughter. In the 1865 New York census, Adelia is identified as a cousin of Harmon Wheelock. Harmon is a son of Silas Wheelock, and a grandson of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett - implying that Eli and Silas are siblings, and therefore that Eli is the son of Edward and Martha.

4) There is no Charlton (or other) birth record for Eli Wheelock, but the 1790 census for Edward Wheelock in Charlton lists 4 boys under 16. Two are accounted for in the Charlton vital records (Silas and Reu), leaving room for 2 more male children, one of whom could be Eli.

5) There is a headstone in the Old Batavia Cemetery for an Eli W___lock, died 13 Oct 1829, age 41. There is also a headstone for Charity W___lock, died 10 July 1841, age 51, probably his wife. The implied birth date for Eli, about 1788, fits perfectly into the record of births for Martha Daggett. Based on her age, 30, Martha statistically should have had at least one more child after Reu. Eli's birth fits neatly into the sequence, about 2 1/2 years after Reu. Also, Eli's death date is consistent with the record of his land transactions in Batavia, there are no transactions after his death date. Finally, as will be seen later, his death date is consistent with the births of his presumed children.

6) Reu Wheelock, his sister, Relief Wheelock, her husband Jabez Howe, as well as Reu and Relief's father, Edward Wheelock, were living in Augusta, Onedia Co, NY, for at least a decade before moving to Batavia. This cluster of people made the same moves, in roughly the same times, from Charlton, MA, to Augusta, NY, to Batavia. Eli, as a son of Edward, would have followed the same path.[3]

These facts, taken together, strongly suggest that Eli was the son of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett.

Part 2: The following evidence proves the existence of 6 Wheelock sisters, all of whom were born in New York - probably in Batavia - between 1812 and 1825.

1) Anna M. Wheelock was born in 1812 in NY, per census records. She married Albert Parker before about 1831. Albert Parker and family are enumerated in the 1840 census living in Batavia, Genesee Co, NY, next to Jabez Howe, suggesting kinship with Relief, Reu, and Eli Wheelock.

2) Adelia Wheelock is enumerated in the 1850 census living in the household of Ira Winslow, and his wife, Almira (Wheelock) Winslow, suggested a kinship between Adelia and Almira. Almira, per 1855 census, was born about 1817 in Genesee Co, NY (probably Batavia).[4]

4) Census and probate records prove that Eli Wheelock Parker was the daughter of Anna M. (Wheelock) Parker. Adelia Wheelock is enumerated in the 1870 census, living in the household of Eli Wheelock Parker, suggesting a kinship between Adelia Wheelock and Eli's deceased mother, Anna M. (Wheelock) Parker.[5]

5) Adelia Wheelock married Abel P. Case in 1875 in Charlotte, Eaton Co, MI, when she was 60 years old. She died there, a widow, without children, on 15 Oct 1892. Her administration of estate identifies five sisters, four of whom are deceased. They are: (1) Miranda White, of New Haven, Gratiot Co, MI, living, (2) Elmina Winslow, of Leslie, MI, deceased, (3) Phebe Richards, of PA, deceased, (4) Anna M. Parker, of MI, deceased, and (5) Lucy Baldwin, of NY, deceased. Heirs (living children) of the deceased sisters are also identified.[6]

Through separate lines of evidence and reasoning, each of these sisters can be shown to have maiden name Wheelock, and to have been born between 1812 and 1825. Records show that all six sisters were born in NY. Two are known to have been born in Batavia (Lucy and Miranda), two in Genesee Co (Almira, who is known to have been living in Batavia, but no documentary evidence of her birth there, and Adelia), and one married a man who lived in a town near Batavia (Phoebe, whose husband was from Orangeville, Wyoming Co, NY). In all likelihood, most of the sisters were born in Batavia.

Part 3: The following evidence supports the conclusion that these six sisters were daughters of Eli Wheelock, and his presumed wife, Charity.

1) Eli Wheelock was known to have lived in Batavia in the 1820 time frame, based on census and land records. The 1820 census enumeration for Eli in Batavia is consistent with the assertion that the six daughters discussed above were his. There are four young girls under 10 in the household, three of whom could be Anna, Adelia, and Almira. The fourth could be Lucy, although census records imply she was born in 1821, and would therefore not appear in the 1820 census.

The 1820 U.S. census implies there might be other family members living with Eli. Two men are enumerated in the 26 to 44 age category, one of whom is Eli. The other is too old to be a son of Eli - possibly Eli or Charity's brother. There is a woman in the 26 to 44 age category, probably Charity. And there is a woman 45 or older, possibly a mother of Charity, Reu, or the other older man. Finally, there is a man who must be between the ages of 19 and 25 (he is tabulated in the 16 to 25 column, but not the 16 to 18 column). He would have been born before 1802 (when Eli was 14), rendering it unlikely that he is a son of Eli. He might be a son of the other older man, or possibly a sibling of Eli or Charity.

Despite the existence of extra people in Eli's household, the 1820 census can account for the three or four daughters Eli would have had before the 1820 census enumeration date.

There were two other men with surname Wheelock living in Batavia at the time - Reu and John. Both are enumerated separately in the 1820 census - Rue with wife and children consistent with the family that he is known to have had at the time, and John, living with an apparent wife, but no children.[7]

This leaves Eli as the probable father of the six sisters.

2) The next clue that Eli and his presumed wife Charity are the parents of the six sisters is based on onomastic evidence, i.e. the relative prevalence of certain names amongst Eli's presumed grandchildren. Two children of the six sisters were named Eli: Eli Wheelock Parker, and Ely Richards. Also, two were named Charity: Charity M. Baldwin, and Charity White.

While the name 'Eli' is common in other branches of the Wheelock family, it does not appear in the four generations of descendants of Edward Wheelock and Martha Dagget, except amongst the descendants of Eli. And the name 'Charity' is not used anywhere else amongst Eli's relatives - siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins once and twice removed, etc. Yet it appears twice amongst the grandchildren of Eli and Charity.

It should be noted that none of Eli's grandchildren are named Reu or John - thereby supporting the conclusion that Eli and Charity were their grandparents.

The arguments above, taken together, make the case that Eli is the son of Edward Wheelock and Martha Daggett, and that the six sisters are his daughters. The existence of headstones for Eli and Charity in the Old Batavia Cemetery, and the use of the name Charity amongst Eli's grandchildren strongly suggests that Charity was his wife.

References:

[1] See notes section for Eli Wheelock or Edward Wheelock for a source citation.

[2] See notes section for Eli Wheelock for a source citation.

[3] See Reu Wheelock and Edward Wheelock for Charlton, Augusta, and Batavia land record citations.

[4] See Adelia Wheelock for 1850 and 1855 census citations.

[5] See Anna M. Wheelock for census citations, and Adelia Wheelock for her Eaton County, MI, probate citation.

[6] See Adelia Wheelock for marriage record citation, and her Eaton County, MI, probate citation.

[7] See Reu Wheelock and John Wheelock (born 1792) for census and other citations.

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John Joseph Wheelock

Birth: Springfield, IL

Partner: (--?--)

  1. Wallace Earl Wheelock, born 10 Jul 1917, Canton, MO
  2. Gladys Irene Wheelock
  3. Helen Wheelock

Notes:

John Joseph Wheelock was born in Springfield, IL, 15 Jan late 1890's. He was in San Bernardino, CO in the late 1940's. (Src: Records of John Ross Wheelock, grandson of John Joseph Wheelock, May 2003.)

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Mary Wheelock

Birth: 25 Jun 1820

Father: Thomas Wheelock
Mother: Sally Flint

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