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Wheelock Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Wheelock Whitlock Whillock
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Wheelock Resources

Wheelock Family Groups (Draft)

Unknown Wheelocks in early North America (Born before 1800)

These families are likely descendants of Ralph Wheelock, but the connection is not known.

  • Josiah Wheelock m. Lucy Waters 16 Oct 1796, Sutton, Massachusetts
  • Possible sons of Abner Wheelock and Mary Brown:
  • Possible sons of Stephen Wheelock and Lucretia Newton:
  • Daniel Wheelock (1768 -1842) - supposedly the son of Daniel Wheelock and Beulah Albee, possibly and out of wedlock birth.]]
  • Ebenezer H. Wheelock of Cambridge, born 1796 in MA or RI. Possibly the son of Eleazer Wheelock and Polly Benson of Sturbridge or Phyletus Wheelock and Avis Handy of Uxbridge & Rhode Island- Probably son of Phyletus
  • Elias Wheelock (1794-1875) m Sarah Wood - Illegitimate son of Abigail Keith and Elias Wheelock.
  • Sally Wheelock b. 1796 VT, wife of Orra Wilder
  • Lucretia Wheelock Sherwin
  • Phineas Wheelock b c 1790 - father of Obadiah Wheelock of Philadelphia. Possibly son of Jesse Wheelock
  • Nabbe Wheelock of Uxbridge m Joseph Torry of Mendon (14 December 1788)
  • Obadiah Wheelock of Upton and Grafton, Worcester Co, MA
  • Capt. Obediah Wheelock d 1822 Ft. Edwards, NY, Veteran, probably 1812 War, owner of a mill in Ft. Edwards, NY
  • Obadiah Wheelock of Boston, a sprititualist who wrote a 29 page letter to Senator Charles Sumner in support of a pension for Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's widow.
  • Gideon Wheelock b. 1776, d. 1844 in Illinois.
  • Betsy Wheelock b 1783 wife of Eli Douglas of Stephentown, NY
  • Eunice Wheelock of Leominster married Eliphalet Warren of Waltham in 1794

*Daniel Wheelock of Dorchester, married Sally Gilson 1812 in Dunstable,MA (2 children) died before 1818

  • Daniel Wheelock, Jr. b abt 1781 d 28 Jul 1817 Glocester, Rhode Island

Later unconnected Wheelocks

  • New Brunswick Wheelocks - Solomon D Wheelock, David Clifford Wheelock
  • Wheelock/Schoonhoven families of NY/PA. See Bethany Wheelock and Ezra Wheelock. Possibly related to Gideon Wheelock - burials in same cemetery.
  • Benjamin H. Wheelock b. 1805 (Connected! Son of Jotham Wheelock and Relief Harris}
  • Jefferson Wheelock abt 1809 - abt May 1859, Schenectady, NY
  • Possible descendants if Levi & Waitsill Wheelock: The following two unconnected Wheelocks have evidence suggesting they are from this branch. They also have descendants that share a 20cm atDNA segment. A descendant of Mary (Wheelock) Cheney, Levi's sister, also shares the same segment.
    • Hannah Wheelock wife of Eilliot Alton. b abt 1794 in Massachusetts, moved to Jefferson County, New York, then Nauvoo, Illinois. Possibly Hannah, daughter of Levi & Waitsitll Wheelock
    • Maryette Wheelock wife of Louis St. Ores, b 1821, NY (possibly the daughter of William Wheelock, son of Levi & Waitsitll Wheelock.
  • Maria Jane Wheelock wife of Henry Smith b. 1822 NY lived in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Ithamer Wheelock b 1805 MA -1867 OH. Possibly grandson of Samuel Wheelock and Hannah Ammidown. (son Ithamer is a good candidate for his father.
  • Miranda Wheelock wife of Moses Hazen White b 1822 Batavia, NY
  • Joel Wheelock - Connected! almost certainly the son of Joel Wheelock of Shrewsbury/New Ispwisch.
  • Frankford Wheelock of Rochester, NY (c 1812-1846)
  • Almena Wheelock Clifford d/o Polly (unknown) Wheelock
  • Mary Jane Wheelock d/o Jefferson Wheelock and Sophia Hill b c 1849, Winchester, NH, w/o Warren Estey. unclear which Jefferson Wheelock she is the daughter of
  • Mary Wheelock b 1831, Massachusetts wife of Peter Coalson. Lived in Elbridge and Auburn, NY.
  • John A. Wheelock (1822-1853), born in NY, the son of Ruth Witherell and Unknown Wheelock. Married Julia unknown. Mother remarried to Joshua Kirkham. Could be the son of Obadiah Wheelock who died in 1822.
  • Virgil Wheelock- born about 1833, probably in Pennsylvania. Possibly the Son of Daniel, and grandson of Eseck Wheelock. Virgil was orphaned and according to family lore "farmed out" to neighbors.
  • Daniel Wheelock b about 1817, husband of Mary Brown.
  • Tabitha Wheelock, wife of Israel Marsh
  • Jonathan Wheelock born 1806, died 1845, buried in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. Probably the son of Jonathan Wheelock and Prudence Smith, but documentary evidence lacking.

Unconnected: Given names

  • Arthur Wheelock Moulton - Massachusetts. Online trees do not show an obvious Wheelock connection for a couple of generations

DNA Project Goals

  • Find mtDNA donors to resolve the question of who Abiah Wheelock married. We would need maternal descendants of Abial () Albee, Abial (Wheelock) Ward and Elizabeth (Bullen) Wheelock (or descendants of maternal line cousins).
  • Y-DNA donors who are descendants from Ralph Wheelock's sons other than Benjamin, namely Gershom, or Eleazar. [Samuel's line has no descendants on the paternal line], and another Benjamin descendant from a different son.
  • Y-DNA donors descended from Daniel Wheelock, and/or son Eseck Wheelock for comparison for descendants of Daniel Wheelock, reputed son of Bulah Albee and Virgil Wheelock.
  • Y-DNA donors from male line descendants of Jonathan Wheelock , of Moline, Illinois, who married Sophia Hastings, to compare against Y-DNA from male descendants of one of Jonathan's presumed uncles, Humphrey Wheelock, or Lemuel Wheelock. A positive match would support the theory that Jonathan (b. 1806) was the son of Jonathan Wheelock (b. 1779 in Warwick, Ma) who married Prudence Smith.
  • Y-DNA donors for unknown Wheelock lines, or lines in England, Ireland, and South America.

Task List

  • Identify all Wheelocks in Wikitree unconnected to Ralph Wheelock, and group them,
  • Create Categories for Family Groups
  • Create and Categorize Wheelocks in New York state prior to 1840. (This seems to be a common brick wall for Wheelock families in America)
  • Recruit additional participants for the FamilyTreeDNA project to help solve unknown or disputed connections (such as whether Abiel Wheelock married Joseph Ward or Benjamin Albee).
  • Look at other one name studies, and look at how they use atDNA and other websites.

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On 14 Aug 2017 at 05:57 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I added text to the companion category for your name study (Category:Wheelock Name Study). Feel free to edit it. The default for the template is to add the main category, but you can add a line to have a different category. See the ONS template page for details. Give me a holler if you have any questions about categorization.

Cheers, Liz