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Wheelock Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Wheelock Whitlock Whillock
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02:16: M Cole edited the Text on Wheelock Name Study (added links to deed indexes for Grafton Co, NH) [Thank M for this]
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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 Records


New Hampshire

Wheelock Family Groups (Draft)

Uncertain Wheelocks

These individuals and families have a working theory, and are attached to their parents with "uncertain status." Definitive proof of their origins are still needed.

  • Possible sons of Abner Wheelock and Mary Brown:
  • Possible sons of Stephen Wheelock and Lucretia Newton:
    • Stephen Wheelock (1791) - of Chautauqua County, NY
    • Samuel Wheelock b. 1797 - settler of Eden Vermont
    • Tabitha Wheelock, wife of Israel Marsh (probably daughter of Stephen Wheelock and Lucretia Newton)
  • Possible sons of Jesse Wheelock and Abigail Lovitt
    • Phineas Wheelock b c 1790 - father of Obadiah Wheelock of Philadelphia. Possibly son of Jesse Wheelock
    • Obadiah Wheelock of Upton and Grafton, Worcester Co, MA. Married Lucretia Fisher.
  • 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
  • Gideon Wheelock b. 1776, d. 1844 in Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Wheelock/Schoonhoven families of NY/PA. See Bethany Wheelock and Ezra Wheelock. Possibly related to Gideon Wheelock - burials in same cemetery.

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
  • Lucretia Wheelock Sherwin - connected pending merge. (Actually Lucretia Smith widow of Oliver Wheelock).
  • Nabbe Wheelock of Uxbridge m Joseph Torry of Mendon (14 December 1788) - Connected. Daughter of Jesse Wheelock and Phebe White.
  • 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.
  • Betsy Wheelock b 1783 wife of Eli Douglas of Stephentown, NY
  • Eunice Wheelock of Leominster married Eliphalet Warren of Waltham in 1794
  • Dorothy Wheelock of Leominster
  • Doctor Samuel Wheelock of Seekonk m. Harriet B. Allen of North Providence (or Hartford) August 21, 1814
  • 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
  • Rebecca Wheelock m. John Bailey 8 Nov 1797 NH & Betsey Wheelock who m. Isaac Bailey in 1789. Bailey's were brothers born in Lunenburg who located to Jaffrey, NH.
  • [[Wheelock-2007|Sally Wheelock] m James Hallowell in Ware, Massachusetts. (Possibly daughter of Gideon Wheelock and Sarah Forbush). Confirmed by deeds: D/o Gideon
  • Elijah Wheelock b about 1777 [1] d 26 Mar 1813, Walpole, Cheshire Co, NH
  • Elizabeth Wheelock m Joseph Daby/Darby 11 May 1761 in Leominster. d. 24 Dec 1803
  • Lincoln Wheelock b 1809 of Orange, Massachusetts and Swanzey, NH.

Later unconnected Wheelocks

Unconnected: Given names

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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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

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett