New Hampshire Soldiers

in the

Revolutionary War

(Wheelock Surname)

The following is a compilation of Wheelock Revolutionary War soldiers from New Hampshire, taken from the following source:

"The State of New Hampshire, Part I & II, Rolls and Documents Relating To Soldiers in the Revolutionary War", Vol I of War Rolls, Vol XIV of Series, Compiled and Editted by Isaac W. Hammond, Concord, NH, 1885

Soldiers with surname Wheelock were extracted from the index of these two volumes (Part I and Part II); the text referencing each soldier was summarized, and presented below in alphebetical order. Reference to the volume (Part I or Part II) and page number are given next to each citation. In most cases, citations for the same name are grouped together under that name.

A discussion of the ancestry of each soldier appears in italics.

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Ithamar Wheelock

Ithamar Wheelock appears on a list of 21 men raised from New Ipswitch, NH, to serve in the Continental Army, April 1777 [Part I, pg 575]. He also appears on the muster roll and pay rolls of Captain Isaac Farwells Company, Col. John Starkes Regiment, 1777, private, age 16, from New Ipswitch, travel 58 miles from home to Charlestown, NH, paid 20 pounds bounty, 9 pounds 8 shillings for travel [Part I, pg 593]. [Note by Isaac Hammond: Ithamar and the others serving in these regiments remained at Ticonderoga until the approach of the British force under General John Burgoyne in July.]

Ithamar appears on a list of absentees, belonging to the First New Hampshire Regiment, Commanded by Colonel Joseph Cilley, Valley Forge, 10 Jan 1778, Captain Farwells Company, from New Ipswitch, age 17, 5 ft, 6 in, dark complexion, dark hair. Absent because of sickeness [Part II, pg 438]

This is the son of  Timothy Wheelock and Sarah Rand, of Shrewsbury, MA, and New Ipswich, NH. Ithamar's brothers Joel, and probably Timothy, also served. His brothers marched in response to the Lexington Alarm, but Ithamar was probably too young at the time. Ithamar is reported to be buried in the "Old Center Cemetery", in Jaffrey, NH (by saquana wheelock "Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", Patricial Law Hatcher, Vol. 4, Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). Ithamar descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Ithamar/Timothy/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

James Wheelock

James Wheelock, Private, appears on a list of soldiers raised to join the "Northern Continental Army", in a regiment commanded by Colonel Timothy Bedel, 20 Jan 1776. James Wheelock, Private, Feb 1776, appears on a payrol for Captain Daniel Carlisle's Company [Part I, pg 264].

This is probably James Wheelock, of Swanzey, NH, son of Jonathan Wheelock and Elizabeth Russell, of Leominster, MA. James appears on both the MA rolls and the NH rolls. He is descended from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: James/Jonathan/Joseph/Gershom/Ralph.

James Wheelock

James Wheelock, Private, appears on a pay roll for Col Jonathan Chase's Regiment of Militia which marched from Cornish in the state of New Hampshire Sep 1777 and joined the Continental Army under General Gates near Saratoga. He entered service 22 Sep 1777, was discharged 24 Oct 1777, 1 month 3 days service, 130 miles travel to Saratoga, total pay 7 pounds, 13 shilling, 2 d. Captain John Wheelock (son of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock of Hanover) appears on the same list. [Vol II, pg 377]

This may be the son of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock and Mary Brinsmead, of Hanover, NH. The only evidence for this is that James was old enough to fight in 1777 (age 18), and that his brother John, an officer, participated in the same march from Cornish. James descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: James/Eleazar/Ralph/Eleazar/Ralph.

Joel Wheelock

Joel Wheelock appears on a roll of men who marched from New Ipswich before daylight on the morning of April 20, 1775, destination Cambridge, MA, 8 days service. (Timothy Wheelock appears on the same list.) [Vol I, pg 34]

This is the son of Timothy Wheelock and Sarah Rand, of Shrewsbury, MA, and then New Ipswich, NH. Joel's brothers Ithamar and probably Timothy also served. Joel descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Joel/Timothy/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

John Wheelock

John Wheelock, from Portsmouth, NH, appears on a muster roll of Capt James Grays Company in Colonel Alexander Scammels Regiment; raised by the State of New Hampshire for the Continental Service. Musterd 3 May 177, paid by Elipt Giddinge, 20 pounds bounty, 16 pounds, 8 shillings for travel to Charlestown [Vol I, pg 660].

John Wheelock, from Portsmouth, NH, appears on a return of men enlisted into the Continental Service from the first New Hampshire Batallion of Militia. He enlisted under Captain Beal, in April [1779], engaged for 3 years. [Vol II, pg 596]

Ancestry unknown.

John Wheelock

John Wheelock, Captain, appears on a pay roll for Col Jonathan Chase's Regiment of Militia which marched from Cornish in the state of New Hampshire Sep 1777 and joined the Continental Army under General Gates near Saratoga. He entered service 22 Sep 1777, was discharged 24 Oct 1777, 1 month 3 days service, total pay 13 pounds, 4 shilling. Private James Wheelock appears on the same list. [Vol II, pg 373]

John Wheelock, Captain, of Hanover, NH, in Jonathan Chase's regiment, appears of a list of officers residences. [Vol II, pg 426]

John Wheelock, Lieutenant Colonel, appears on a ration roll for Colonel Bedels Regiment, raised by order of Congress for an expedition against Canada in the year 1777 and 1778. He entered service 15 Nov 1777, discharged 31 Mar [1778], 137 days in service, pay 25 pounds, 13 shillings, 5 d. [Vol II, pg 426]

This is the son of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock and Mary Brinsmead. Rev. Eleazar was the founder of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH, and his son, John, became its second president. John descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: John/Eleazar/Ralph/Eleazar/Ralph.

John Wheelock

John Wheelock, rank unclear, appears on the "Depreciation Rolls to January 1, 1780". These rolls were compiled for the purpose of paying the men a sum of money equivalent to the depreciation of the currency in which their wages had from time to time been paid. The amount of depreciation was 177.60. [Vol II, pg 711]

Ancestry unknown, but may have been the son of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock. See above.

Jonathan Wheelock

Jonathan Wheelock appears on a list of 12 men from Peterborough, NH, raised pursuant to orders from the Committee of Safety, April 1777, to serve in the Continental Army for three years. Capt Scotts Company, Colonel Silleys Regiment [Vol I, pg 577]. He also appears in a roll of men, engaged in the Continental Service for "three years or during the war" under Captain William Scott of Peterborough, dated 17 Dec 1777 [Vol I, pg 612].

Jonathan Wheelock, Private, appears on a pay roll of men in Colonel Enoch Hales Regiment which marched from New Hampshire, 29 June 1777 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Heald to reinforce the Garrison at Ticonderoga. He was engaged 29 June 1777, discharged 3 July 1777, 5 days service. [Vol II, pg 101].

Jonathan Wheelock, rank not given, appears on a pay roll of Captain Edmund Briants Company in Colonel Daniel Moor's Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers, marched marched from New Ipswich and joined the Continental Army at Saratoga 1777. He entered service 28 Sep 1777, discharged 25 Oct 1777, 28 days service, payment for travel from New Ipswich to Bennington, and payment for return from Saratoga to home, 6 pounds, 19 shillings. [Vol II, pg 357]

Jonathan Wheelock, Private, appears on a pay roll for Captain Samuel Cunninghams Company in Colonel Enoch Hales Regiment of Volunteers which marched from the State of NH and joined the Continental Army in Rhode Island, Aug 1778. He entered service 10 Aug 1778, was discharged 28 Aug 1778, total payment 11 pounds, 2 shillings. [Vol II, pg 538]

The first references (Vol I, pg 577,612) refer to Jonathan Wheelock of Peterborough, NH, son of Deacon Jonathan Wheelock and Anna Drury. The subsequent references may also refer to him. He also appears on the Massachusetts Rolls. Jonathan descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Jonathan/Jonathan/Gershom/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Thomas Wheelock

Thomas Wheelock, drummer, Major Scotts Company, appears on a "return of mens names" enlisted during the war in the First New Hampshire Regiment, 1776. No residence listed [Vol I, pg 468]. A Thomas Whittick appears in a list of men raised from Jaffrey, NH, to serve in the Continental Army, in Capt Scotts Company Col Silleys Regiment, April 1777 [Vol I, pg 577]

Ancestry unknown.

Timothy Wheelock

Timothy Wheelock appears on a roll of men who marched from New Ipswich before daylight on the morning of April 20, 1775, destination Cambridge, MA, 4 days service. (Joel Wheelock appears on the same list.) [Vol I, pg 34]

This is probably the son of Timothy Wheelock, Sr. and Sarah Rand, of Shrewsbury, MA, and then New Ipswich, NH; but the DAR records  indicate that this is his father, Timothy Wheelock, Sr. (DAR ID 15190, Mrs. Cornelia Wheelock Brown). Timothy, Jr. would have been 19 years old, certainly old enough to fight; and his brothers, Ithamar and Joel, also from New Ipswich, served. His father, Timothy, Sr. would not have been too old to fight, at the age of 51, but it seems more likely that his son would serve. Timothy descends from Rev. Ralph Wheelock as follows: Timothy/Timothy/Samuel/Samuel/Gershom/Ralph.

Compiled and annotated by Roderick B. Sullivan, Jr., May 2000.

 

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