Joseph Wheelock

Male 1672 - 1752  (80 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wheelock 
    Born 1672  Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1752  Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Wheelock and his brother Samuel were heirs to their father's
      estate in Medfield, which they sold in 1690 to Joseph Plimpton. (Src:
      "History of Medfield", Tilden; Suffolk Deeds, 17-63). This, presumably
      marks the approximate date when Joseph moved to Lancaster. His
      brother, Timothy, is reported to have fought in an "expedition"
      against Canada circa 1688. He lived in Lancaster at the time,
      suggesting that Joseph may have arrived with his brother earlier than
      1690. (Source: "The Story of Colonial Lancaster", by Marion Fuller
      Safford, 1937, The Tuttle Publishing Company, Rutland, Vt.)
      "The Early Records of Lancaster, MA, 1643-1725", editted by Henry S.
      Nourse, Lancaster, 1884, makes numerous references to Joseph Wheelock.
      During Queen Anne's War (1701-1713), Joseph Wheelock signed a petition
      along with 20 others, dated 1703, to His Excellency, Joseph Dudley,
      Esq., regarding, "Inasmuch as the inhabitants of the Town of Lancaster
      were driven out by the Enemy and the place wholly deserted, their
      maintenance of the Minister is now null and void". [pg 141]
      A document, dated April 1704 lists all the garrisons of Lancaster.
      Joseph Wheelock is listed "on ye West Side Penicook River Called ye
      Neck - Serg't Josiah White, a Garrison Himselfe Comander - Joseph
      Wheelock, John Glazier, George Glazier, Joseph Glazier". [Pg. 143]
      The Lancaster Vital Records record the date on which Joseph and his
      wife Elizabeth became members of the Church of Christ in Lancaster,
      under John Prentice, Pastor, 2 Feb 1728/29.
      Joseph died in 1752, and left a will, Worcester County Probate case
      63717. The will, written in 1743, lists (in order) his wife Elizabeth,
      eldest son Joseph, son Jonathan, eldest daughter Elizabeth Sawyer,
      daughters Mary Osgood, Abigail Eames, Ruth Houghton, Martha Houghton,
      granddaughter Dorothy Eames, and son John Wheelock, to whom he leaves
      all his real estate and appoints as the sole executor of the estate.
      Joseph added a codicil in 6 Mar 1752 (1750?) ammeding the will to
      reflect the death of his wife, which is recorded in the Lancaster VRs
      as 9 Feb 1751. The will was proved 20 July 1752.
    Person ID I14214  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Gershom Wheelock,   c. 03 Jan 1632, Eccles, Norfolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1684, Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Hannah Stodder 
    Married 18 May 1658  Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1673, Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1751, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1694 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wheelock,   b. 11 May 1695, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail Wheelock,   b. Abt 1697
    +3. Elizabeth Wheelock,   b. Abt 1699,   d. 14 Nov 1791, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
    +4. Martha Wheelock,   b. 31 Jul 1703, Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1768, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. John Wheelock,   b. Abt 1707, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Joseph Wheelock,   b. Abt 1707,   d. 30 Apr 1774, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     7. Jonathan Wheelock,   b. Abt 1710,   d. 1754, Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Family ID F4035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1672 - Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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