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Thomas Jefferson Wheelock (abt. 1807 - abt. 1882)

Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson) Wheelock
Born about in New Hampshire, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Thomas Jefferson Wheelock, known as Jefferson, was born sometime between 1805 and 1808, probably in New Hampshire. He was the son of Simeon Wheelock and Molly Scott.[1]

By 1860, Jefferson relocated to Rock Island, Illinois where his mother and sibling were living.

Jefferson died of "softening of the brain", the week ending 9 December 1882 at the age of 76.[2]

Research notes

1850 Census - Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire - Laborer b 1805 MA
1860 Census -Rock Island Twp, Rock Island, Illinois - Farmer b 1807 NH with Ebenezer Wheelock (nephew?) and Catherine Wheelock Sargent
1870 Census - Rock Island Twp,, Illinois - Teamster b 1808 NH w Celia Wheelock Sargent, sister.
1880 Census -Rock Island Twp, Rock Island, Illinois - no occupation b 1808 VT - in boarding house?
  • Jefferson Wheelock (in 1860) and Thomas Wheelock (in 1870) living with John Sargent are the same person. This assumption is based on his mothers estate which names son Thomas J. Wheelock, and then also in the account of the estate of Wesson Wheelock there is a receipt for payment in 1858 to Thomas Jefferson Wheelock in Rock Island for cash lent in 1854, 1855 to Wesson Wheelock.


  1. Both the location and exact year of his birth vary in records (see research notes), but his siblings all seem to be born in New Hampshire.
  2. The Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), 09 Dec 1882, Sat, Page 4.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Jefferson Wheelock in household of John Stearn, Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States; citing family 76, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Jefferson Wheelock in entry for John S Sargeant, 1860. [In Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois]]
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Thomas Whelock in household of John S Sargent, Illinois, United States; citing p. 45, family 321, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,772.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 August 2017), Jefferson Wheelock in household of Charlotte Plunk, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 253, sheet 501D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0246; FHL microfilm 1,254,246.

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