The following links refer to other sites on the Web that contain Wheelock
genealogy, or history that pertains to the Wheelock family.
- Wheelock Parish,
in Cheshire County, England
Some facts and figures about the parish of Wheelock, in England, where the
roots of the Wheelock surname are first documented. For a much more
interesting gateway to the genealogy of Cheshire County, visit Alan Rickards
genealogy page here.
For more information about Wheelock Parish, including photos and historical
essays by the head of the local Congregational Curch, visit Thomas
Wheelock's English/Latin Wheelock website: www.WheelockGenealogy.org.
Frank Emerson Wheelock founded the town of Lubbock. Click here
for a biography of F. E. Wheelock.
Deacom Samuel Wheelock (Samuel/Gershom/Ralph) and his son Captain Gershom
Wheelock were early settlers of this town. Gershom built the first house in
Shrewsbury ("The Whistling House") on land given to him by his
father. This website contains a history of Shrewsbury with many references
to Samuel and Gershom. It also has the complete book of Shrewsbury Vital
Records to 1850 online!
Paul Wheelock (Paul/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph) of Shrewsbury removed to
Grafton, Ma. His descendents flourished in this town. Among these was Jerome
Wheelock, who invented a more efficient way to manufacture steam engines.
This invention made him rich. His picture and biography can be found here,
and a discussion of his legacy - the construction of memorials to his memory
- can be found here.
One such memorial is his statue in the center of Grafton, MA. This website
contains an excellent history of Grafton, a nearly complete list of
cemeteries in Grafton, and numerous other links of interest to genealogists
with ancestors in this small New England town.
Other Interesting Links
- English and Latin American
This page is maintained by Thomas Wheelock. Thomas lives in England, but
descends from a line of Wheelocks that went to South American, and later to
Central America. An enthusiastic genealogist, Thomas has put together a
website that documents the English and Latin American Wheelock genealogy.
This page, maintained by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire,
contains numerous references to Eleazar Wheelock, great-grandson of Rev.
Ralph Wheelock, and founder of Dartmouth College.
Army of Worms
A story of the infestation of worms that interfered with Eleazar's removal
from Lebanon, Conn. to Hanover, New Hampshire to start up Dartmouth College.
Franklin and the Wheelocks
A study of the interaction between Benjamin Franklin and Dartmouth College.
- Wheelock Family Genealogy
This is a message forum for those researching the Wheelock surname.
- RootsWeb Wheelock Surname
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