Descendants of Robert WHEATON

 

Updated 7 February 2014

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Robert1 WHEATON1 was born Bet. 1605 - 1606 in England, and died Bet. 1695 - 1696 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 90 years or Providence, Rhode Island, USA1,2,3. He married Alice BOWEN4 Abt. 1640 in Possibly Salem, Essex, Massachesetts, USA5. She was born Abt. 1622 in Swansea, Glamorganshire, and died Aft. 1696 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA6,7.

 

Notes for Robert WHEATON:

PLEASE SEE ALICE BOWEN NOTES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, no more room here!

The following is information received from a variety of sources organised in some sort of chronological order. Such an order has not always been possible, which suggest more investigation is needed. [Sources in brackets]. Also endeavours to include information on establishing of places, their naming, and the moving of the boundaries of places connected to Robert and his family.

ENGLAND TO SALEM

1605-1606 Robert was born in England, probably Devon

In a Nathaniel WHEATON (Robert's great-grandson) genealogy registered in

vital records of Providence, Rhode Island, on 31 August 1775 is written "A Genealogy

from Robert WHEATON the first of the Name of the WHEATONs that came over from

England to Salem in New England AD 1636 about 30 Years of Age and there married

Elce BOWEN Daughter of Richard BOWEN from thence Removed to Rehoboth AD

1645 and there Lived and Died AD 1696 about 90 years of Age. Their Offspring

Joseph WHEATON, Samuel WHEATON & Jeremiah WHEATON Born at Salem,

Obadiah WHEATON, John WHEATON, Bethia WHEATON, Hannah WHEATON, Mary

WHEATON, Ephraim WHEATON & Benjamin WHEATON Born at Rehoboth..."

[David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

1636 Sailed to Salem (Nathaniel's Genealogy)

1637 "The 16th of the 11th month 1636 (i.e.16 January on modern calendar) Robt

WHEATO(N) refused to be an Inhabitant of Salem (i.e. rejected as an inhabitant); but

he settled there anyway as the following indicates"

[Documents held by Stephan PYENTA, Michigan, USA June 2001; Vicki

EBEISHEISER 30 September 2001; Richard THOMAS 10 August 2003; R A BONSALL

16 November 2003; David J WHEATON 19 September 2004; Photo copy of a page

from William G HILL's book "Family Records of Deacons James W CONVERSE and

Elisha S CONVERSE sent by R A BONSALL from New England Historical Society

web site]

1638 "At a Town Meeting on the 26th of the 9th month the several proportions of Land laid

out at the Marblehead this 14th of the 9th month 1638 (i.e. 14th November 1638 on

the modern calendar) being formerly granted...to Robert WHEADEN granted 10 acres

of land"

[From Richard THOMAS 10 August 2003; David J WHEATON 19 September 2004; }

1640 "Married Alice (Alys, Elice etc.) BOWEN Salem, Massachusetts daughter of Richard

BOWEN, who came to America about 1639"

[Vicki EBELSHEISER 30 September 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net; "New England

Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series" Author: CUTTER, William Richard

Publication: 1913. Reprint Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996]

1641 - 1644 Birth of Joseph, Samuel WHEATON and Jeremiah WHEATON

Nathaniel WHEATON in his Genealogy, states that Robert's first three sons, were

born in Salem, Massachusetts before Robert arrived in Rehoboth in 1645. So, they

must have been born between 1641 and 1644.

However, I have been sent earlier and later dates.

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net;

pcgallah@bellsouth.net; norsk@novell.com: Vicki EBELSHEISER 30 September 2001]

1644 On the 1st April 1644 (modern Calendar) Robert WHEADEN "desirteth some ground

at ye great lotts" and was granted 20 acres of land "neere to the marsh at Mr

BISHOPP's farme to be layde out by the towne conditionallie that if hee depte (depart)

from the towne before he improve it, it returne to the towne. (This suggests his

departure from Salem was expected).

[Documents held by Stephan PYENTA, Michigan, USA June 2001; David J WHEATON

19 September 2004]

WEYMOUTH, thence to SECONNET or SEEKONK, which became REHOBOTH

Happenings which have a bearing on what Robert did next.

Religious Differences:

"Rev Samuel NEWMAN came to Weymouth in 1639 and remained for four years but

apparently, because of continuing religious difference he decided to emigrate"

Planning by the Rehoboth settlers:

1643 "The first meeting of original planters of Rehoboth to be found on record is dated at

'Weimoth the 24th of the 8th month [October] 1643"

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent be Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003; The 1918

History of Rehoboth by Rev. George H TILTON sent by R A BONSALL 16 Nov 2003]

Record is as follows: "At a general meeting of the planters of Seekonok:

It is ordered that the planting lots not exceed the number sixty and five.

It is agreed that the ground that is most fit to be planted and hopefull for corn for the

present to be planted and fenced by those who possess the land

It is agreed that if the lots are not fenced by the 20th day of April next then the land will

be foreited

"The next meeting of the proprietors was held at Weymouth, 'the 10th day of the 10th

month (December), when regulations were made as to the planting of corn.

The teacher to have certain portion from each settler.

Servants after four years to be inhabitants and entitled to their privileges"

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent by Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003; The 1918

History of Rehoboth by Rev. George H TILTON sent by R A BONNSALL 16 Nov 2003]

1643 "During the year 1643 and probably before any other division of land had been made

other than for house lots, the proprietors were required to turn in the value of their

estates, in order that allotment of land might be made accordingly."

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent be Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003]

Founding of Rehoboth:

The first area which came to be known as Rehoboth was not purchased of Massasiot until

1641. It consisted of a tract ten miles square, comprising the present towns of Rehoboth,

Seekonk, Pawtucket and East Providence, Rhode Island. The first settler in the original town

was William BACKSTONE, in what is now Cumberland, Rhode Island. He was a non-conformist

minister from England who fled from his native land and sought an asylum in the wilds of

America. The next white settler was the famous Robert WILLIAMS. He had been ejected from

Salem and later, even Rehoboth by the Massachusetts Bay Company, before establishing

First Baptist Church of Rhode Island." and becoming founder of Rhode Island.

[Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss 5 August 2003]

Now back to Robert:

The dates for these events cause problems. However, perhaps Robert knew that he was going to have to leave Salem. He therefore made sure that in 1643 he was involved with the group of people planning to leave Weymouth for Seconnet or Seekonk as Rehoboth was then known. At the same time he was making sure, that if he did not have to leave Salem, there would be land for him there. This would explain why, in 1644 he was granted land in Salem on a provisional basis, and why he went to Weymouth after leaving Salem. Nathaniel WHEATON, his great grandson, says he arrived in Rehoboth in 1645 which could also suggest that Robert had been considering the move for some time.

1643/44/45? Robert was a very strong Baptist, and it was because he would not or did not agree

with the Puritan way that he was considered a rebel. He had landed in Salem,

where "his independence of thought and speech made him enemies who finally

drove him from the town as a "pestilential fellow."

It is said that from Salem Robert made his way to Weymouth and from there

perhaps even to Boston where once again he was turned out of the settlement.

However, it is agreed that "Soon afterwards he came, with Elder Samuel NEWMAN,

and his people from Weymouth, to Seconnet or Seekonk" an area which had been

granted to the people of HIGHAM. Some believe that Robert also met up with

Odadiah HOLMES with whom Robert was in active sympathy, as he was with Roger

WILLIAMS. The real founder of the original town of Rehoboth was the Rev. Samuel

NEWMAN, who settled there in 1644. He renamed it Rehoboth, because, he said,

"the Lord hath made room for us". Thomas COOPER and Robert WHEATON were

the two deacons of Elder NEWMAN's church in Newman's Colony. "Robert and his

sons helped build the first Baptist Church in Massachusetts, USA"

{Documents held by Stephan PYENTA, Michigan, USA June 2001]

"Mr WHEATON came to Rehoboth among the founders of the town. He drew land

in various divisions of the town. (The first land was purchased of Massasoit in

1641, the second purchase in was called Wannomoiset, and the third purchase

(about 1668) was known as the "North Purchase". Through time the land was split

up into different areas, some staying in Massachusetts and some going to Rhode

Island. Robert WHEATON held a great deal of land in all three purchases. One of

the areas split off from Rehoboth was Swansea.")

"31st (?) day of April 1644 Lots were drawn for a division of the woodland

between the plain and the town. Shares were drawn to the number of fifty-eight,

the same names as were in the original proprietors list.

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent be Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003)

A list of the original 58 proprietors or early settlers of Rehoboth in 1643 and

1644" included Robert WHEATON. Ruth INGRAM headed the list, the Schoolmaster

was number 5, Mr Samuel NEWMAN was no. 9, The Teacher No.21, at number 26

was Robert WHEATON, the pastor was no, 36, William CARPENTER no. 47 and

Richard BOWEN no. 58.

[Quoted in the 1923 History of Weymouth by George Walter CHAMBERLAIN et al

citing BLISS 'History of Rehoboth' sent by R A BONSALL 16 November 2003]

(Robert is also mentioned in the division of the new meadow in 1646, and in the

Quit-Claim from King Phillip (Indian Chief) in 1668, as are Robert's sons, Jeremiah

and Ephraim WHEATON. On the 18th August 1683 Robert WHEATON gave deed of

land in the North Purchase now the town of Attleboro to his son Benjamin.

He was a quiet, useful Citizen, apparently prospering as a planter. ")

[From "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series" Author:

CUTTER, William Richard Publication: 1913. Reprint Baltimore Genealogical

publishing Co., Inc., 1996; Richard THOMAS 1 August 2003; The 1918 History of

Rehoboth by Rev. George H TILTON sent by R A BONSALL 16 November 2003;

1923 History of Weymouth by George Walter CHAMBERLAIN et al sent by R A

BONSALL 16 November 2003; "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss from Richard

THOMAS 6 August 2003]

1645 "Thee 58 men considered themselves independent of any jurisdiction but their own,

though they were afterwards claimed by both Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay

Company. In 1645 these men submitted themselves to the jurisdiction of the

Plymouth Court, or rather were assigned to that by the Commissioners of the United

Colonies, and were incorporated by the scripture name of Rehoboth.

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent be Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003]

1646 approximately - son Christopher born Rehoboth, Massachusetts

[Various sources]

However, no Christopher mentioned in Nathaniel's Genealogy, nor below:

"Children of Robert WHEATON: Joseph, Samuel and Jeremiah born at Salem;

Odadiah, born at Rehoboth, January 20 1647; John April 20 1650; Bethia May 20

1642; Hannah, September 18 1654; Mary November 4 1656; Ephraim; Benjamin,

in the last of February 1661"

["New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series" Author: CUTTER,

William Richard Publication: 1913. Reprint Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co.,

Inc., 1996]

"The Will of Robert WHEATON, dated Oct 2 1687 mentions his wife, Alice

[BOWEN], his sons Joseph, Samuel, Obadiah, John and Jeremiah, and his three

daughters Bethia, Hannah and Mary" (also Ephraim and Benjamin)

['The New England Historic Genealogical Register' from R A BONSALL 16 November

2003]

Note from JKW - Christopher he died 20 March 1683/84 before his father. However,

bequests were made to children of Samuel who had died previously, but not

Christopher's son, Christopher who was still living when his grandfather died)

1646 "10th day of December 1646 at a meeting of town it was agreed to draw lots for

new meadow, and to be divided according to person and estate. Robert WHEATON

drew #24 and William CARPENTER drew #42"

["History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent be Richard THOMAS 5 June 2003, 1 Aug 2003]

1647/48 "20 January - son Obadiah WHEATON born Rehoboth, Massachusetts"

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-

1896 Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Documents held by Stephan PYENTA,

Michigan, USA June 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net; Nathaniel WHEATON's

Genealogy']

1650 "20 April 1650 - son John born Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts"

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-

1896; Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net; Nathaniel

WHEATON'S Genealogy]

1652 "20 May - daughter Bethia WHEATON born Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts"

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of Rehoboth 1642-

1896 Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net; Nathaniel

WHEATON's Genealogy]

1653 "Plymouth Colony deed show that Robert WHEATON was one of the inhabitants of

Rehoboth who petitioned Governor BRADFORD in 1653 for a settlement in a land

dispute with Captain Miles STANDISH of Mayflower fame.

[David J WHEATON 20 September 2004)

1654 "18 September - daughter Hannah/Ann WHEATON born Rehoboth, Bristol,

Massachusetts" [Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of

Rehoboth, 1642-1896 from Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net;

Nathaniel WHEATON's Genealogy)

1656 "4 November - daughter Mary WHEATON born Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts"

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of Rehoboth,

1642-1896 Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Nathaniel WHEATON's Genealogy]

1657 "Robert WHEATON took the "oath of fidelity" Plymouth Colony Records. This is the

oath he would not take in Salem) [Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by

Bliss 5 August 2003; David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

1657 Robert WHEATON and two other men were fined five shillings each for cutting three

loads of grass contrary to an order of the town. [David J WHEATON from Richard

LeBaron BOWEN "Early Rehoboth" 19 September 2004]

1658 "The second land purchase was a tract called by the English, Wannomoiset, forming

a part of Swansea and Barrington"

[Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss 5 August 2003]

1658 "Robert WHEATON admitted a freeman."

[Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by BLISS 5 August 2003]

1658 Robert WHEATON served on a coroner's jury that invegtigated the cause of death of

Nathaniel West of Rhode Island who fell through the ice and drowned.

[David J WHEATON 19 September 2004 from Plymouth Records)

1659 "20 October - son Ephraim WHEATON born Rehoboth, Bristol County,

Massachusetts" (Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001; Vital Record of

Rehoboth, 1642-1896 Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Nathaniel WHEATON's

Genealogy]

1660 Robert's land is mentioned in a 1660 Deed between Walter PALMER, John ALLIN and

Jonah PALMER (David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

1661/62 "28 February - son Benjamin WHEATON born Rehoboth, Bristol,

Massachusetts" [Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Vital Record of

Rehoboth, 1642-1896 Jim McEWEN 14 December 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net;

Nathaniel WHEATON's Genealogy]

1662 Robert WHEATON served on a coroner's jury that investing the cause of death of

Robert ALLIN, who was found ded on his bed by his brother John ALLIN of Rehoboth.

The verdict: Hee came by his death by laying violent hands upon himselfe.

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

1663 Robert WHEATON was a member of the grand jury, but he was listed as "absent"

(David J WHEATON 19September 2004)

 

BAPTIST CHURCH IN MASSACHUSETTS

Details are mainly from Richard THOMAS. He has done much research concerning the Baptist Church in Massachusetts, visited Rehoboth and has written to the pastor of Swansea Baptist Church, Dr HARTMAN who sent much information. {Richard THOMAS May to August 2003]

"The Baptist church established in Rehoboth was the church where Obadiah Holmes was the

pastor. The WHEATONs were probably part of this congregation as they were fined as part of

the congregation when Obadiah Holmes was jailed and whipped for the practice of baptism

which the other churches were against.

Apparently the founding of the church in Swansea came about because some of the folks in

Rehoboth were against the Baptist church and their beliefs and members of the church were

fined and ordered to desist from holding their meetings which of course they did not do. Later

on they were ordered to remove their "meetings" to some other place where they might not

prejudice any other church. In 1667 the Plymouth court granted to these people "a grant of a

town to be called Swansea, "That the Baptist might have a resting place." The name Swansea

was selected because that is where their first Baptist minister John Myles migrated from,

Swansea, Wales in 1663" (For more information see Ephraim)

 

1666 Robert WHEATON was a purchaser of one share in the Rehoboth North Purchase (now

ATTLEBORO [David J WHEATON 19 September 2003]

1667 "The town of Rehoboth retained its original area until 1667, when Swansea was

incorporated, including besides Swansea, that of Somerset, Massachusetts,

Cumberland, Rhode Island, and the greater part of Warren, Rhode Island. In 1694

Rehoboth was decreased by the incorporation of Attleborough and in 1812 Seekonok

was set off

[Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by BLISS 5 August 2003]

1668 "The third and last land purchase was a tract embracing the present towns of

Attleborough, Massachusetts and Cumberland, Rhode Island. This was known as the

"North Purchase"

[Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss 5 August 2003]

1668 "A Quite-Claim Deed from King Phillip (Indian Chief) on the 20th March 1668 King

Phillip, who had succeeded his brother, Alexander as Sachem of the Wampanoages or

Pokanokets, as they are sometimes called, confirmed to the town the purchase of the

"Ten Mile Square" made of Massasoit or Ossamequin, his father in 1641, and

relinquished all claim and title to the land by giving the town Quit-Claim warrantee

deed. Among the names on the deed are Robert, Jeremiah and Ephraim WHEATON"

(Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss)

1670/1 Robert appears on the Rehoboth Tax List (David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

1674 Robert appears on the Rehoboth Tax List (David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

1675 "King Phillip's War - the first attack by the Indians was on Rehoboth. This attack was

on a Sunday. The Indians surrounded original 1667 Church and six inside were

killed and church burned. (Still feel I have the Rehoboth and Swansea churches

mixed up-JKW)

[ Massachesetts Archives, N.Y, Public Library Vicki EBELSHEISER 1 October 2001)

"During King Philip's war, he (Robert) and other settlers had to abandon their homes,

but he eventually returned

["New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series" Author: CUTTER,

William Richard Publication: 1913. Reprint Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co.,

Inc., 1996]

1676/7 Robert on list of Rehoboth men who advanced money to the town to help defray the

cost of King Philip's War. Robert advanced 2. 04s. 10d.

1679 The second Swansea church was built near Tyler's Point. (The third church was built at

Tyler's Point and then moved over the ice on the Palmer River to North Swansea in

1717 (the present site). This building, the one Ephraim would have known, was torn

down in 1845 to build our fourth 1848 building."

[Dr HARTMAN to Richard THOMAS 15 April 2003]

1683 "18 August - Robert WHEATON gave deed of land in North Purchase, now town

of Attleboro to his son Benjamin" (Richard THOMAS from "History of Rehoboth" by Bliss)

1683 John Wheaton appointed

1687 2 Oct Robert made his Will - See below

1688 After merger of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies in 1688, the old

Plymouth Colony was divided into three counties, with Rehoboth in new Bristol County

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

1689 Appears on a list of land owners

1696 "Died Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, age 90 or Providence, Rhode Island

[Judy KNEE from Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001; Jbbullock@earthlink.net;

pcgallah@bellsouth.net)

Buried "ancient burying ground near homestead farm near grave of son Ephraim"

[Documents held by Stephan PYENTA, Michigan, USA June 2001)

1695/6 Probate granted 24 February. "The document was signed by a mark suggesting that

Robert was not an educated man. The estate was inventoried at a modest

75.10s.08d and considered mostly of his house and lands (51), household items

of furtniture, and livestock. The inventory also included a gun and sword.

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004]

Homestead was in south part of town, lived in by consecutive generations of WHEATON until date of Commemorative Biographical Record (c1900?).

Divided property before making Will

Will of Robert WHEATON

Be it known unto all men by these presents, that I, Robert WHEATON of the Town of Rehoboth in ye county of Bristol, in his Majesties Territory and Dominion of New England, being weak & aged, yet through the goodness of god of a good competent memory and understanding, do this second day of October 1687, make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling and making void all former wills and testaments made by me.

I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Joseph and to the heirs of his body, Twenty acres of land that was laid out on the East side of Palmers River and a parcel of Salt Marsh at the hundred acres above the Dirth, and Ten pounds Estate of Commons in Rehoboth. And if it so happen that Joseph die without issuance then all the said lands given to my said son Joseph at his decease (allowing the thirds to his wife her lifetime,) shall descend to my son Samuel's children.

I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah my lot last laid out in Wachamoket Neck, and my Meadow at Busliy Meadow , and Ten Pounds Estate of Commons in Rehoboth to him & his heirs and assign forever.

I give and bequeath unto my son John and his heirs & assign forever Ten Pounds Estate of Commons in the Town of Rehoboth.

I give and bequeath unto my son Obadiah & his heirs assign forever all the rest of my lands in the North Purchase the lands which I have not given "to my sons Ephraim & Benjamin by Deed under my hand & seal.

I give unto my son Ephraim Twenty acres of land at Palmers River & a piece of meadow at Palmers River, being the upper piece joining to Rivo Leonards and a third part of the undivided land on the North side and Ten Pounds of Commons in Rehoboth all which is lands and meadow I have given his as appears by Deed and Gift.

I give unto my son Benjamin over half of my fifty acre lot on the North side and my share of Meadow on the North side and one third part of my Undivided land in the North Purchase all which I have formerly given a Deed and Gift.

I give to my son Samuel's children Ten Pounds Estate of Commons in Rehoboth to them their heirs & assigns forever.

I give and bequeath unto my three Daughters, Berthia, Hannah & Mary Twelve Pounds apiece.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Alice my House & lands & Meadows Divided and Undivided and all my house-hold Goods & Stock of cut wood of all sorts which I have not before disposed of for her comfortable lively hood. And that at her deceased she shall leave Liberty & Authority to Dispose of it according to her disercression.

It is my Will & I do hereby ordain & appoint my Beloved Wife Alice to be my Sole Executor of this my last will.

It is likewise my will that if it please god by his providence so to order that if my beloved wife die before me that what housing lands or other Estate which I have given my wife by this will or what remains of it at my death shall be equally divided among my children both sons and daughters. And it is my will that my Son Joseph have my house & home lot Upon and Indifferent appraisal made by indifferent men paying the value so appraised to his brother & sisters. In witness hereof that this is my last Will & Testament, I have hereunto sell my hand and seal the day & year first written on this will.

Robert Wheaton

Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged in the presence of us.

John Peck

William Carpenter

John Butterworth

Proved, the 24th Feb. 1695(6) Ent March 2, 1695(6)

John Carey, Reg'.

(The will is from "Robert Wheaton and some of his Descendants 1636-1888" From: Genealogy of one line of the Converse, Wheaton, Edwards & Coolidge Families Gc 929.2 C7696h 1887 Boston" sent by Judy KNEE. Kneez@msn.com )

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

Burial: Unknown, "ancient burying ground near homestead farm near grave of son Ephraim"8

Emigration: Abt. 1636, To America9,10

Occupation: Tanner (See information in notes for Alice BOWEN, no room in Robert's notes)11

Probate: 24 February 1695/9612

Residences: See Notes

Will: 2 October 1687, Alice/Alace WHEATON executrix of Will13

 

Notes for Alice BOWEN:

Information from David J WHEATON 19 September 2004

Elce and Alce were variations of Alice

 

"(Richard BOWEN (father of Alice) was another of the founders of Rehoboth and he acquired large tracts of real estate along the river, "running under the bridge called "BOWEN's bridge afterwards!. Richard BOWEN was admitted a freeman, June 5 1651; held various town offices. He married (first) Ann (???) who came from England with seven children; he married (second) in 1648, Elizabeth MARSH, widow of George MARSH)"

From "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series" Author:

CUTTER, William Richard Publication: 1913. Reprint Baltimore Genealogical

Publishing Co., Inc., 1996

 

Information from David WHEATON 25/11/2004

There is evidence that Richard, Alice's father, was born in Glamorganshire, Wales in about 1594. The name of Richard's first wife, whom he probably marrid in Wales and is the mother of all of Richard's children is unknown. She is frequently identified as Ann without documentation. Richard's second wife was Elizabeth, widow of George MARSH of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Richard BOWEN is believed to have emigrated to America in 1640 and probably lived in Salem for a short time before moving to Weymouth and then to Rehoboth in 1643

 

NOTES FOR ROBERT WHEATON, included here as no more space available in Robert's Notes

Information from David J WHEATON 21/9/2005

In his article, "The Ancestry, Wives, and Children of Richard BOWEN of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Massachusetts", Richard LeBaron BOWEN Jr. points out that the will of Richard BOWEN identifies Richard's daughter Alice as the wife of Robert WHEATON. BOWEN also mentions that Robert WHEATON is often said to be from Wales based on the false assumption that he was a follower of Rev. John MYLES of Swansea, Wales. MYLES established a Baptist chapel at Rehoboth in 1666 as is believed to have brought over some of his following from his native Swansea. However, BOWEN produced several contemporary documents to show that Robert WHEATON came to Salem, Massachusetts, in 1636, thirty years prior to Rev. MYLES' appearance in the New World. BOWEN also points to the 1775 declaration of Nathaniel WHEATON in Providence, Rhode Island, town records.

 

In a Nathaniel WHEATON (Robert's great-grandson) genealogy registered in the vital records of Providence, Rhode Island, on 31 August 1775 is written: "A Genealogy from Robert WHEATON the first of the Name of the WHEATONs that came over from England to Salem in New England AD 1636 about 30 Years of Age and there married Elce BOWEN Daughter of Richard BOWEN from thence Removed to Rehoboth AD 1645 and there Lived and Died AD 1696 about 90 years of Age. Their Offspring Joseph WHEATON, Samuel WHEATON & Jeremiah WHEATON Born at Salem, Obadiah WHEATON, John WHEATON, Bethia WHEATON, Hannah WHEATON, Mary WHEATON, Ephraim WHEATON & Benjamin WHEATON Born at Rehoboth..."

 

This is obviously an important document for several reasons. Nathaniel WHEATON was apparently quoting from a record of the family that existed in the year 1775, 139 years after the family arrived in New England. It proves that Robert WHEATON was born about 1605/6 in England and not Wales, and that he was early at Salem before settling in Rehoboth. It also confirms that he married "Elce" BOWEN, daughter of Richard BOWEN. Elce and Alce were variations of Alice.

 

Richard LeBaron BOWEN states that Robert WHEATON first appears in Salem town records in 1636/7, which is consistent with Nathaniel WHEATON's account of his great-grandfather. The marriage to Alice BOWEN appears to have occurred well before their migration to Rehoboth. This suggests that Richard BOWEN, Alice's father, may have lived in the Massachusetts Bay prior to his settlement in Rehoboth. Three references to Robert WHEATON are found in the records of Salem. The original records are in old English script and difficult to read for the untrained eye (copies in both the original text and a nineteenth century transcript have been copied)

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 23/1/2013 concerning the occupation of Robert WHEATON

from the Book: Lincoln, Pearce, Porter & Related Families by William Ensign Lincoln 1930 Pittsburg, PA.

More specifically the beginning of this section on Wheatons on page 200

" Wheaton Genealogy

From the papers of the late Edward D. PEARCE, Jr., and from a genealogical tablet owned by the late Miss Mary RIVERS of Boston, 1878, which is recorded in the Records of the Town of Providence, Book 2, Folio 50, for Registering births, marriages, etc Aug. 31, 1775, by Theodore FOSTER, Clerk."

 

(I believe some/ much of the information to be incorrect. However this statement I think likely to be correct:)

 

"He was a tanner and appearances of the tannery were still visible (date?) by Clayey Brook, so-called not far from Mr. WATSON's house."

 

The WATSON property was indeed adjacent the WHEATON Farm and 'Clayey Brook' is a 'bound' mentioned in early property transactions later referred to as 'Cleary Brook.'

Children of Robert WHEATON and Alice BOWEN are:

2. i. Christopher2 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1646, Salem, Massachusetts, USA or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA (See Notes); d. 20 March 1683/84, Hull, Massachusetts, USA Age 39.

ii. Joseph WHEATON14, b. Abt. 1641, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA15; d. 15 September 1692, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA16.

 

Notes for Joseph WHEATON:

All information from Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001

Addresses

1669 Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

 

1669 Drew lands in Swansea

1670 Gave Deeds of lands to Thomas WOOD

1676 Trooper under Captain HUTCHENSON in King Philip's War

Member of Baptist Church, Swansea

 

Information on Circular chart sent by Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

 

Joseph was unmarried and died before his father Robert

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 7/2012

It is assumed the first children were born in Salem as it is assumed that Robert and Alice were married there. However there is absolutely no proof. They could have been born in Weymouth or Marblehead. All we know is what scant record of Robert in Salem where he was NOT a member of the church there so his marriage and christenings were not recorded.

 

Information from a letter sent by Bart SAXBE to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013

The letter was from Nathaniel WHEATON to his cousin Isaac and written in 1785

"Joseph settled as far as I am informed in Old Higham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts near Boston Bay and a number of the (same) thereabouts;"

 

More About Joseph WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

3. iii. Samuel WHEATON, b. 13 October 1643, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. 2 February 1683/84, Swansea, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA.

4. iv. Jeremiah WHEATON, b. Abt. 1645, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA or Providence, Rhode Island, USA; d. 13 September 1719, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

5. v. Obadiah WHEATON, b. 20 January 1647/48, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

6. vi. John WHEATON, b. 20 April 1650, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 25 July 1737, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 88.

7. vii. Bethia WHEATON, b. 20 May 1652, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 16 April 1709, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

8. viii. Hannah/Anna WHEATON, b. 18 September 1654, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 7 October 1724, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

9. ix. Mary WHEATON, b. 4 November 1656, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Bet. 1746 - 1753.

10. x. Reverend, Elder Ephraim WHEATON, b. 20 October 1659, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 25 April 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA or 22 November age 75.

11. xi. Benjamin WHEATON, b. 28 February 1661/62, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 12 August 1726, Mendon, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Christopher2 WHEATON (Robert1)17,18 was born Abt. 1646 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA (See Notes)19, and died 20 March 1683/84 in Hull, Massachusetts, USA Age 3920,21,22. He married Martha PRINCE23,24,25 1674 in Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA26. She was born 10 August 1645 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA27,28, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Christopher WHEATON:

Christopher has been moved to child No. 1 in this family as we are still unsure as to whether he was a child of Robert and Alice and we wanted to show this in some way; this seemed the only way to do it.

 

All information for Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001

 

Various messages between JKW and Richard THOMAS about the fact the Robert's son Christopher was not mentioned in his Will, nor were any of his descendants

 

Latest information received from David J WHEATON 19/9/2004

This is based on details from Nathaniel WHEATON (Robert's great-great-grandson). It does not contain any information about there being a son Christopher. However, as I have descendants for him I have left him as Robert's son. I should be pleased to hear from anyone connected to this line so that we can clarify the problem and so provide accurate information.

 

Addresses

1675 Hull, Massachusetts, USA

Soldier in Captain JOHNSON's Company during the Indian War

 

Information on Circular chart from Bonnie WHEATON

Christopher does not appear

Nor has he appeared in the information received from Philip BEDIENT, nor is he in J B BULLOCK's Rootsweb World Connect information. George W WHEATON does not have him in this family either

 

Note from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

Some have questioned whether Christopher was a son of Robert WHEATON because he is not mentioned in his father's Will. Christopher died before his father and lived far from the rest of the family so this does not prove or disprove the relationship.

 

More About Christopher WHEATON:

Inventory: 79. 7s. 6d29

Occupation: Mariner, Fisherman30

Residences: See Notes

Will: 6 May 1684, Boston, Massachusetts, USA31,32

Child of Christopher WHEATON and Martha PRINCE is:

12. i. Christopher3 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1676, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; d. 8 June 1718, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

3. Samuel2 WHEATON (Robert1)33 was born 13 October 1643 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA34,35, and died 2 February 1683/84 in Swansea, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA36,37,37,38. He married Elizabeth WOOD39 5 December 1678 in Swansea, Plymouth Colony, USA39,40. She was born 1658 in Rehoboth, Massachesetts, USA41, and died 21 January 1727/28 in Bowentown, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA (now Cohansey, Salem Co.)41,42.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

1670 Drew lands in Swansea

Trooper in Captain HUTCHENSON's company

Member of Baptist Church

{Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001]

 

1683/4 Elizabeth WHEATON, widow, is appointed to adminster the estate of Samuel WHEATON

[David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

 

Information from Jeanette DIEFENBAUGH 12/7/2005

How did Samuel die?

This was around the time that the Indian's burned half of the homes and barns in Swansea and Rehoboth. During King Phillip's War Samuel WHEATON served as a trooper under Captain HUTENSON's Company...

See Bliss "History of Rehoboth"...

 

Elizabeth WOOD ne WHEATON lost her husband Samuel WHEATON before her son Samuel was born. She married Samuel BOWEN Snr.

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29.6.2006

"Samuel WHEATON died before his father, and his children are mentioned in their grandfather's will. The widow Elizabeth (WOOD) WHEATON married Samuel BOWEN of Swansea and they with some of their their WHEATON children moved to Cohansey, NJ with the Baptist colony and they had several BOWEN children. The WHEATON brothers, Jonathan and Noah, each lived and died in Cohansey and their wills both refer to their inheritance in land in New England. It would appear that Samuel WHEATON, Jr. stayed in Swansea to claim his father's estate there."

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 7/2012

It is assumed the first children were born in Salem as it is assumed that Robert and Alice were married there. However there is absolutely no proof. They could have been born in Weymouth or Marblehead. All we know is what scant record of Robert in Salem where he was NOT a member of the church there so his marriage and christenings were not recorded.

 

More About Samuel WHEATON:

Administration: Elizabeth, widow, appointed to adminster estate43

 

Notes for Elizabeth WOOD:

1683/4 Elizabeth WHEATON, widow, is appointed to adminster the estate of Samuel WHEATON

[David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

 

Information from Jeanette DIEFENBAUGH 13/7/2005 and

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29.6.2006

The New Jersey Genesis, April 1970 edition, located at the Cumberland County Historical Society

"Sometime between February 12, 1700/1701 and December 30, 1703,. very probably in 1702, Samuel BOWEN, his wife, their children, and her sons, Jonathan and Noah WHEATON, by her first husband, Samuel WHEATON, came from Rhode Island and joined the Baptist Meeting of which Rev. Timothy BROOKS was pastor. . . . . .

 

"On May 26, 1684, at Swansea, Massachusetts, Samuel BOWEN married Elizabeth WHEATON, widow of Samuel WHEATON. As Elizabeth Wood, she married Samuel WHEATON on December 5, 1678 at Swansea."

 

Elizabeth Wood WHEATON remarried 26 May 1684 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Samuel BOWEN and had the following children:

John Bowen b. May 17, 1685 in Swansea

Samuel Bowen b. Jan. 1, 1687/8 in Rehoboth

Daniel Bowen b. Aug. 1, 1690 in Rehoboth

Elijah Bowen b. Aug. 4, 1695 in Rehoboth

Joshua Bowen b. Dec. 1, 1696 in Rehoboth

Mary Bowen b. Feb. 9, 1698 in Bristol, now RI

Clifton Bowen b. Feb. 12, 1700/1 in Bristol, now RI

Children of Samuel WHEATON and Elizabeth WOOD are:

13. i. Jonathan3 WHEATON, b. 3 March 1678/79, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1712, Salem County, New Jersey, USA.

14. ii. Noah WHEATON, b. 2 July 1681, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1716, Cohansey, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA.

iii. James WHEATON44, b. Abt. 168245; d. 6 September 168346.

 

Notes for James WHEATON:

Not included in the Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

 

15. iv. Samuel WHEATON, b. 21 July 1683, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

4. Jeremiah2 WHEATON (Robert1)47 was born Abt. 1645 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA or Providence, Rhode Island, USA48,49,50, and died 13 September 1719 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA51. He married Hannah or Joanna AMIDON or AMMADOWNE52,53 September 1665 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA54,55,55. She was born 20 September 1652 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA56, and died 13 September 1719 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA57.

 

Notes for Jeremiah WHEATON:

Addresses

1689 Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

[Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14 March 2001

 

1673/4 Agreement of the heirs of Roger ANNADOWNE shows that Roger's

daughter Hannah is the wife of Jeremiah WHEATON

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004 and Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006))

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 7/2012

It is assumed the first children were born in Salem as it is assumed that Robert and Alice were married there. However there is absolutely no proof. They could have been born in Weymouth or Marblehead. All we know is what scant record of Robert in Salem where he was NOT a member of the church there so his marriage and christenings were not recorded.

 

Information in a letter sent to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 by Bart SAXBE

The letter is from Nathaniel WHEATON to his cousin Isaac WHEATON and is dated 1785

"Jeremiah, the father, moved to Rehoboth aforesaid and sometime after moved to the state of Rhode Island, Providence County, to live with his son John, who had previously settled there, and deceased at about 97 years of age, his son John since deceased leaving no male issued"

 

More About Jeremiah WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Hannah or Joanna AMIDON or AMMADOWNE:

1673/4 Agreement of the heirs of Roger ANNADOWNE shows that Roger's

daughter Hannah is the wife of Jeremiah WHEATON

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

 

More About Hannah or Joanna AMIDON or AMMADOWNE:

Burial: Unknown, as Anna widow58

Children of Jeremiah WHEATON and Hannah AMMADOWNE are:

16. i. Hannah3 WHEATON, b. 3 July 1666, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 3 June 1775, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

ii. Jeremiah WHEATON59, b. 8 March 1669/70, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA59,60; d. Unknown; m. Mary GILBERT61, 12 June 1723, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA61; b. Abt. 167462; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Jeremiah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/4/2013

Jeremiah became a Sea Captain, went to England and Settle there.

The source was originally from a WHEATON family letter (from Nathaniel WHEATON to cousin Isaac dated 1785

 

iii. John WHEATON63, b. 2 September 1671, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA63,64; d. Bef. 172565.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

According to MH

Died without male issue

Settled in Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA

 

Information in a letter sent to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 by Bart SAXBE

The letter is from Nathaniel WHEATON to his cousin Isaac WHEATON and is dated 1785

"Jeremiah, the father, moved to Rehoboth aforesaid and sometime after moved to the state of Rhode Island, Providence County, to live with his son John, who had previously settled there, and deceased at about 97 years of age, his son John since deceased leaving no male issued"

 

iv. Sarah WHEATON66, b. 29 September 1673, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA66,67; d. Unknown.

v. Martha WHEATON68, b. Abt. 1675, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA68; d. Unknown.

vi. Ebenezer WHEATON69, b. 7 March 1677/78, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA69,70; d. 18 March 1702/03, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA70.

17. vii. Mary or Mehitable or Mercy WHEATON, b. 2 April 1681, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Bef. 1716.

viii. Nathaniel WHEATON71, b. 6 March 1682/83, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA71,72; d. 20 March 1702/03, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA72.

18. ix. Tabitha WHEATON, b. 1687, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1737, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA.

 

 

5. Obadiah2 WHEATON (Robert1)73,74 was born 20 January 1647/48 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA75,76,77,78, and died Unknown. He married Sarah HATCH79,80 Bef. 1684 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA81. She was born Abt. 166082, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Obadiah WHEATON:

All information for Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001

 

Addresses

Milton, Massachusetts, USA

1675 Joined Captain JOHNSON's company in the war

 

From David WHEATON 25/11/2004

3 June report: Obadiah was a soldier in King Philip's War of 1675-76. This was an extensive Indian conflict that devastated nearly half the towns in New England. Mendon was one of the towns that suffered an attack. Obadiah served in Capt. Isaac JOHNSON's Company from the town of Milton. Christopher WHEATON served in the same company from the town of Hingham. Obadiah was apparently with Captain JOHNSON when he (JOHNSON) was killed in December 1675 during the Narragansett Campaign.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON

It appears that ObAdiah was bapt as an adult at the New North Church in Boston 25 Oct 1719. It also appears he may have had a daughter with a wife Sarah who was named Sarah and bpt 13 Dec. 1719

 

More About Obadiah WHEATON:

Baptism: 25 October 1719, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as an adult83

Residences: See Notes

Children of Obadiah WHEATON and Sarah HATCH are:

i. Alice3 WHEATON84, b. 4 March 1683/84, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA84,85; d. Unknown.

 

More About Alice WHEATON:

Baptism: Bet. 24 October - 7 November 1714, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA as an adult while motally ill85

 

ii. Jerusha WHEATON86, b. Abt. 169086; d. Bef. 171886,87; m. Benjamin SILVESTER88, 16 November 1710, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA88; b. 11 December 1680, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA88; d. 14 March 1760, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA88.

 

Notes for Jerusha WHEATON:

Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

Jerusha WHEATON was not included on this chart

 

More About Jerusha WHEATON:

Baptism: 24 November 1728, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - adult baptism89

 

19. iii. Obadiah WHEATON, b. 19 November 1693, Milton, Massachusetts, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011); d. Aft. 1734.

iv. Ruth WHEATON90, b. 13 November 1694, Milton, Massachusetts, USA90,91; d. Unknown.

v. Joseph WHEATON92, b. 18 March 1696/97, Milton, Massachusetts, USA92,93; d. Unknown; m. Elizabeth HOUSE94, 17 August 1726, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as WHEATEN94; b. Abt. 170095; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Joseph WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

From Scituate, Ma Second Church Records 1909:

Adult Joseph WHEATON was Baptized Nov 24th 1723 marrries Elizabeth HOUSE in Boston married by Mr. Sam MILES 17 Aug 1726.

The will of Jonathan TURNER4 of Scituate, Massacusetts in May 1724 mentions Joseph WHEATEN among others who owe debts to the estate.

 

No other records have been found.

 

More About Joseph WHEATON:

Baptism: 24 November 1723, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - adult baptism96

 

vi. Deborah WHEATON97, b. 24 February 1699/00, Milton, Massachusetts, USA97,98; d. Unknown.

 

More About Deborah WHEATON:

Baptism: 19 August 1722, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA (adult baptism)99

 

vii. Samuel WHEATON100, b. 22 January 1701/02, Milton, Massachusetts, USA100,101; d. Unknown.

viii. Lydiah WHEATON102, b. 22 December 1704, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA102; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Lydiah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 1/2/2013 from Scituate, Massachusetts, USA Second Church Records 1909

"Adult Lydia WHEATEN daughter of Obadiah & Sarah WHEATEN being SIck & Lame at Deacon JACOB's House, & not likely to recover, was baptised April 4th 1720

 

More About Lydiah WHEATON:

Baptism: 4 April 1720, Deacon JACOB's House See notes

 

ix. Sarah WHEATON103, b. Abt. 1706104; d. Unknown.

 

More About Sarah WHEATON:

Baptism: 13 December 1710, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA105

 

 

6. John2 WHEATON (Robert1)106,107 was born 20 April 1650 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA108,109,110, and died 25 July 1737 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 88111,112. He married Elizabeth THURBER113 Abt. 1677114. She was born Abt. 1658 in England115,116, and died Aft. 1737.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

1683 John WHEATON was appointed surveyor of highways for the town of Swanse

(David J WHEATON 19 September 2004)

 

Will of John WHEATON (Jbbullock@earthlink.net)

Will of John WHEATEN of Swan., Blacksmith, 'bring Grown into old age,' dtd. 25 May 1736, prob. 1 August 1737. Wife Elezebeth, Sons: Joseph WHEATON of Reho., James WHEATEN (dcd), Samuel WHEATEN (dcd), John WHEATEN )dcd) & Isaac WHEATEN. Daus: Mary INGRAHAM, Charity BOURN, Pricilla HIX, Patiance HIX, Grson William Hix, Grdau Elezebeth CHACE dau of my son John dcd. Friends Robert JOLES & Joseph MASON to be Execs Incl. lands in Swan & Barr. Witns: John THROOPE, Ebenezer LUTHER & John BUTTERWORTH

 

From Austin W SPENCER to Jean SHERWOOD via Jarel WHEATON 8/1/2003

"An estate division of 1 Aug 1752 names a son James04. (Rounds Bristol County Probate Files, 1745-1762, 125) who is names as deceased in the order for partition of his mother's estate 2 Dec 1760 (ibid 277-9)

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Bristol Co. MA probate document dated 3 July 1706 -

"KNOW All Men by these Presents, That We Priscilla THURBER widow & relict of John THURBER, late of Swanzey deceased, and John THURBER son & John WHEATON son in law all of Swanzey in the county of Bristoll - - -"

 

* Note: "Mr John WHEATEN Departed this Lif July 25:1737 abought 5 a Clok being in his Eighty Eight yers old". [Swansea VR, 1992, p. 219.]

 

* Probate: 1 SEP 1737 Swansea, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Inv. of Est. of John WHEATEN of Swan., dtd. 1 Sept. 1737, pres. by Robert JOLES & Joseph MASON Execs. Apprs: Barnard HALL, Ebenezer LUTHER & John CHILD [8:531/30A][page numbering error]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 264.]

* Note: "Order to Robert JOLES of Brist., & Joseph MASON of Swan., Yeoman, Execs. of Est. of John WHEATEN of Swan., dtd. 1 Aug. 1737 [8:500]." [Bristol Abstracts -1, p. 261.]

* Note: "Will of John WHEATEN of Swan., Blacksmith, 'being Grown into old age, ' dtd. 25 May 1736, prob. 1 Aug. 1737. Wife Elezebeth. Sons: Joseph WHEATON of Reho., James WHEATEN (dcd.), Samuel WHEATEN (dcd.), John WHEATEN(dcd.) & Isaac WHEATEN. Daus: Mary INGRAHAM, Charity BOURN, Pricilla HIX & Patiance HIX. Grson. William HIX. Grdau. Elezebeth CHACE dau. of my son John dcd. Friends Robert JOLES & Joseph MASON to be Execs. Incl. lands in Swan & Barr. Witns: John THROOPE, Ebenezer LUTHER & John BUTTERWORTH[8:500/1/2]."

 

More About John WHEATON:

Inventory: Pre. by Robert JOLES & Joseph MASON Execs. Apprs. Barnard HALL, Ebenezer LUTHER & John CHILD (8:531/30A)(page numbering error) (Bristol Abstracts-1 p 264)117

Occupation: Blacksmith117

Probate: 1 September 1737, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA118

Will: 25 May 1736, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. See notes119,120

 

Notes for Elizabeth THURBER:

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You give Elizabeth CARPENTER as the wife of John WHEATON. I have Elizabeth THURBER as his wife. Until recently, although I had multiple reliable sources for this, I lacked a primary source. I now have one - a photocopy of the original Bristol County MA 1706 probate record of the will of John THURBER. That record clearly refers to "John WHEATON"

Children of John WHEATON and Elizabeth THURBER are:

20. i. John3 WHEATON, b. 10 January 1678/79, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 20 February 1705/06, Swanzey, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 27.

21. ii. Samuel WHEATON, b. 10 January 1678/79, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Bef. 1 June 1708, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

iii. Nathaniel WHEATON120, b. 25 July 1681, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA120; d. 20 November 1709, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA121.

 

Notes for Nathaniel WHEATON:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 26/6/2006

Note: "Inv. of Est. of Nathaniel WHEATON of Swan. who died 20 Nov. 1709, dtd. 22 [no month] 1709/10, pres. 5 Apr. 1710 by John WHEATON of Swan., his father. Apprs: Joseph MASON & John KENICUT 2:284]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 47.]

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Bristol Co. Probate Records

Page 47

Inventory of Estate of Nathaniel WHEATON of Swansea who died 20 Nov 1709 dated 22 [no month] 1709/10, Pre. 5 apr 1710 by John WHEATON Swansea, his father. Appraisers Jospeh MASON & John KENICUT [2:284]

 

More About Nathaniel WHEATON:

Probate: October 1709, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. USA121

 

iv. James WHEATON122, b. 23 July 1683, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA122,123; d. 6 September 1683, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Age 6 weeks124,125.

v. Mary WHEATON126, b. 25 July 1685, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA127; d. Unknown; m. John INGRAHAM128,129, 9 October 1707, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA129; b. 5 May 1676, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA129,130; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Mary INGRAHAM mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

22. vi. James WHEATON, b. 16 November 1686, a twin - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (See notes); d. 1731, See Notes.

23. vii. Captain Joseph WHEATON, b. 16 November 1686, a twin - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Abt. May 1751, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA See Notes.

viii. Priscilla WHEATON131, b. 9 June 1689, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (or 1684 Jbbullock@earthlink.net and Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011)131,132; d. Aft. 1736; m. John HIX or HICKS133,134, 16 September 1714, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA134; b. 1689, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA135; d. 10 November 1776, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA135.

 

Notes for Priscilla WHEATON:

Priscilla HIX mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

ix. Israel WHEATON136, b. 23 August 1692, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA136; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Israel WHEATON:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

24. x. Isaac WHEATON, b. 5 March 1694/95, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Aft. 1736.

25. xi. Charity WHEATON, b. Abt. 1697, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. cdunn3@ao.com gives about 1700; d. Unknown.

26. xii. Patience WHEATON, b. 6 October 1698, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

7. Bethia2 WHEATON (Robert1)137,138 was born 20 May 1652 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA139,140,141, and died 16 April 1709 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA141,142. She married William BLANDING143 4 September 1674 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA143,144. He was born Abt. 1647 in Upton, Worcestershire145, and died Bef. 31 May 1699 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (see notes)145,146.

 

Notes for William BLANDING:

Information from Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001

Addresses

1674 Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

 

Notes for WILLIAM WillettBLANDING from Frank OSGOOD via Jarel WHEATON 24/12/2002

William Blanding was the first of his name in Rehoboth (Fitts, James Hill, Lane Genealogies Vol II, Exeter, NH.: The News-Letter Press. 1897)

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

William BLANDING died before 31 May 1699

His wife was called a widow in the division of her father's estate, 31 May 1699. His surname was spelled "Plantin" in the probate record.

 

More About William BLANDING:

Residences: See Notes

Children of Bethia WHEATON and William BLANDING are:

i. William3 BLANDING147, b. 2 May 1676, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA147; d. 25 November 1724, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA148; m. (1) Elizabeth PERRY148, Aft. 16 October 1708, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA148; b. 7 January 1686/87, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA148; d. 26 January 1709/10, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA148; m. (2) Mehetabel UNKNOWN wife of William BLANDING148, Abt. 1711148; b. Abt. 1681149; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for William BLANDING:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Note: "Will of William BLANDING of Reho., Housewrite [sic], dtd. 23 Nov. 1724, prob. 25 Jan. 1724/5. Wife Mehetibel, To dau. 'Elezebeth the things that were her own mothers.' Son William. My daus. (Son William's sisters): Hester, Mehetibel, Bathia, Sybill & Rachel. Witns: James REDAWAY, Mary WILMARTH & David TURNER [5:28/30]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 115.]

 

ii. Samuel BLANDING150, b. 11 April 1680, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA150; d. Unknown.

iii. Obadiah BLANDING151, b. 14 April 1684, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA151,152; d. Unknown; m. Mary UNKNOWN wife of Obadiah BLANDING153; b. Abt. 1689154; d. Bet. 1737 - 1757, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA155.

iv. Daniel BLANDING156, b. 25 October 1685, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA156; d. Bef. 20 October 1721, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA157; m. Mary KENDRICK157, 26 March 1713, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA157; b. 7 February 1682/83, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA157; d. Unknown.

v. John BLANDING158, b. 20 June 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA158; d. 26 August 1705, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA159.

vi. Ephraim BLANDING160, b. 20 October 1689, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA160; d. Bef. 15 August 1690, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA161.

 

More About Ephraim BLANDING:

Burial: 15 August 1690, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA161

 

vii. Noah BLANDING162, b. 7 March 1689/90, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA162; d. Unknown; m. (1) Sarah PERRY163, Aft. 28 March 1713, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA164; b. 30 July 1693, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA165; d. 14 September 1715, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA165; m. (2) Rebecca UNKNOWN wife of Noah BLANDING165, Abt. 1720165; b. Abt. 1694166; d. 13 October 1732, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA167; m. (3) Martha COOPER167, 4 January 1737/38, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA167; b. 11 April 1709, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA167; d. Bef. 11 November 1748, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA167.

 

 

8. Hannah/Anna2 WHEATON (Robert1)168,169,170 was born 18 September 1654 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA171,172,173, and died 7 October 1724 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA174,175. She married Capt John (?) BUTTERWORTH176 4 September 1674 in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA177. He was born 8 September 1651 in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA178,179, and died 20 March 1730/31 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA179.

 

Notes for Capt John (?) BUTTERWORTH:

Witness to the last Will of Robert WHEATON

 

From Richard THOMAS 2/12/2003

"The men who helped establish the First Baptist church in Swansea along with John MYLES were James BROWN, Nich TANNER, Joseph CARPENTER and John BUTTERWORTH"

 

From Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

* Probate: 28 APR 1731 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Inv. of Est. of Capt. John BUTTERWORTH of Reho., dtd. 28 Apr. 1731, pres. by Noah BUTTERWORTH, his son & Exec. Apprs: Abiah CARPENTER, Benjamin HUNT & Edward GLOVER[7:169]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 194.]

* Will: 3 NOV 1724 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Will of Capt. John BUTTERWORTH of Reho., Yeoman, dtd. 3 Nov. 1724, prob. 20 Apr. 1731. No wife mentioned. Sons: John (eldest), Samuel & Noah BUTTERWORTH. Daus: Sarah Read, Mary Jencks & Patience Perry. Grson. Seth Titus (under 21). Niece Experiance Cook dau. of my brother Benjamin Butterworth. Grdau. Patience Titus, Grdau. Bethia Lyon. Son Noah to be Exec. Witns: John Greenwood, David Turner & Timothy Walker [7:147/8/9]."

[Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 193.]

Children of Hannah/Anna WHEATON and John BUTTERWORTH are:

i. Sarah3 BUTTERWORTH180, b. 14 September 1675, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA180; d. Bef. 4 April 1749, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA181; m. Thomas READ182, 21 June 1699, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA183; b. 23 July 1672, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA184; d. 3 May 1729, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA185.

 

Notes for Sarah BUTTERWORTH:

Daughter Sarah READ mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

ii. Mary BUTTERWORTH186, b. 20 October 1677, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA186; d. Aft. 1726187; m. Ebenezer JENCKES188, 4 March 1695/96, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA189; b. Abt. 1669189; d. 17 October 1726, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA189.

 

Notes for Mary BUTTERWORTH:

Daughter Mary JENCKS mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

More About Ebenezer JENCKES:

Occupation: Pastor of First Baptist Church of Providence (RI Dictionary, Austin, p113)189

 

iii. John BUTTERWORTH190, b. 7 May 1679, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA190; d. 11 December 1771, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA "in 93rd year"191; m. Mary PECK191, 1 March 1710/11, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA191; b. 2 May 1689, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA191; d. 7 February 1775, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA191.

 

Notes for John BUTTERWORTH:

Mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

iv. Hannah BUTTERWORTH192, b. 14 February 1680/81, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA192; d. 1 February 1708/09, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA193; m. John TITUS193, Abt. 1700, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA193; b. 12 March 1678/79, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA193; d. 15 April 1758, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA193.

 

Notes for Hannah BUTTERWORTH:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

v. Elizabeth BUTTERWORTH194, b. 15 January 1682/83, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA194; d. 13 June 1708, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA "in 26th year"195; m. Daniel CARPENTER195, 30 March 1704, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA195; b. 8 October 1669, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA195; d. 14 September 1721, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA195.

 

Notes for Elizabeth BUTTERWORTH:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

vi. Nathaniel BUTTERWORTH196, b. 26 March 1685, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA196; d. 8 February 1709/10, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA197.

 

Notes for Nathaniel BUTTERWORTH:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

vii. Samuel BUTTERWORTH198, b. 31 March 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA198; d. 28 March 1738, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA199; m. Patience PERRY199, 1 March 1714/15, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA199; b. 21 January 1695/96, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA199; d. 2 November 1773, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA199.

 

Notes for Samuel BUTTERWORTH:

Mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

viii. Noah BUTTERWORTH200, b. 31 December 1689, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA200; d. 27 April 1736, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA201; m. (1) Judith BOSWORTH201, 10 June 1712, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA201; b. 12 February 1689/90, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA201; d. 6 May 1733, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA201; m. (2) Penelope BROWN202, Bet. 1733 - 1735202; b. 17 May 1699, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA202; d. 10 July 1759, Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA202.

 

Notes for Noah BUTTERWORTH:

Mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

27. ix. Patience BUTTERWORTH, b. 8 July 1693, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

x. Ebenezer BUTTERWORTH203, b. 6 May 1699, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA203; d. 11 February 1699/00, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA204.

 

Notes for Ebenezer BUTTERWORTH:

Not mentioned in father's Will 1731

 

 

9. Mary2 WHEATON (Robert1)205,206 was born 4 November 1656 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA207,208,209, and died Bet. 1746 - 1753210. She married (1) Thomas MANN211 3 July 1676 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA211. He was born 15 August 1650 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA211, and died 18 July 1694 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA211. She married (2) Ebenezer DARLING212 30 March 1695 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA212. He was born Abt. 1652213, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

* Note: Mentioned in the division of her father's estate 31 May 1699 as "Mary MAN widow."

m. July 3, 1676 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. [Rehoboth VR to 1850, p. 238 & 364.]

* Note: Plymouth Colony VR has marriage date "9th of Aprill 1678".

 

 

Notes for Thomas MANN:

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

* Note: A "third rank" Swansea Baptist. Was severely wounded in Capt. Michael PIERCE's Fight in Rehoboth on 26 Mar 1676 and was one of only three English survivors. [Rehoboth (Bowen), vol. 3, p. 47.]

* Note: His wife was referred to as a widow in the division of her father's estate 31 May 1699.

* Note: "MAN, Thomas, of Providence. Will dated 12 July 1694, he died 18 July 1694, proved 20 Nov 1694, pgs 256-259. Mentions: Wife Mary MAN. Sons Thomas eldest under 21, Daniel under 21, & John under 21.. 5 Daughters all under 18 & unmarried: Rachell, Mary, Bethia, Mehittabell, & Joanna. Wfe to bring up my children. The meadow I had of my father BLISS -- presumably the surname of the testator's wife's father[*]. Land, etc of: Isaac ALLINS, Samuel SABIN, John SHAW, John ALLIN, SHUTTLEWORTH & HEUTON, Richard BOWEN the Coopper, Ensigne READ, Goddman BROOKES, Samuel BARTLETT, & John REDWAY. Witn: Thomas READ, Enoch HUNT, Samuel MILLERD, William CARPENTER." [RI Genealogical Register, vol. 12, p. 156.]

 

* Note that BLISS was the surname of his first wife Rachel's father, Jonathan BLISS.

Thomas MANN was first married Oct. 28, 1674 in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, to Rachel BLISS, b. Dec. 1, 1651 in Rehoboth, daughter of Jonathan BLISS and Rachel PUFFERwho d. June 24, 1675 in Swansea. She was killed by an Indian at the outbreak of King Phillip's War. She was a sister Experience BLISS #969.

Children of Mary WHEATON and Thomas MANN are:

i. Rachel3 MANN214, b. 15 April 1678, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA214; d. Unknown; m. Nehemiah SHELDON215; b. 1672, Soouth Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA215; d. Aft. 1754, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA215.

 

Notes for Rachel MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

ii. Mary MANN216, b. 11 January 1680/81, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA216; d. Unknown; m. Ebenezer DARLING217, 30 March 1698, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA217; b. 8 January 1679/80, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA217; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Mary MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

iii. Bethiah MANN218, b. 12 March 1682/83, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA218; d. 6 April 1712, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA219; m. Jonathan SPRAGUE219, 28 November 1699, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA219; b. Abt. 1677220; d. 22 April 1764, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA221.

 

Notes for Bethiah MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

iv. Thomas MANN222, b. 24 January 1684/85, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA222; d. 24 October 1754, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA223; m. Mary WHITING223; b. 13 April 1694, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA223; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Thomas MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

v. Mehetable MANN224, b. 17 April 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA224; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Mehetable MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

vi. Joanna MANN224, b. 24 September 1689, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA224; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Joanna MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

vii. Daniel MANN224, b. 16 February 1691/92, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA224; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Daniel MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

viii. John MANN224, b. 1694, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA224; d. 17 December 1782, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA225; m. Abigail ARNOLD225, 29 June 1720225; b. Abt. 1700226; d. Abt. 1775227.

 

Notes for John MANN:

Mentioned in father's Will 1694

 

 

10. Reverend, Elder Ephraim2 WHEATON (Robert1)228,229 was born 20 October 1659 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA230,231,232, and died 25 April 1734 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA or 22 November age 75233,234. He married (1) Mary MASON235 7 January 1683/84 in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA236,237. She was born 7 February 1659/60 in Sampson, USA or in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, USA238,239, and died 16 November 1727 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Wife of Elder Ephraim WHEATON Age 67240,241,242,243. He married (2) Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Ephraim WHEATON244 Aft. 1727. She was born Abt. 1660245, and died Aft. 1734246.

 

Notes for Reverend, Elder Ephraim WHEATON:

Information from Commemorative Biographical Record from Charles WALTHER 27/12/2004

Ephraim was a man who exerted a great and profound influence for good in the community, and under his care the church was highly prospered, both spriritually and temporally. According to records still extant, within five years he baptized fifty into membership of the church. He died at the age of seventy-fice years, in the fulness of honors and well-merited affection, and he left four sons and five daughers, all born of his first marriage.

 

Information from Warren WHEATON 4/11/2004

Burial Place Hill, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

Here lies Buryed ye Body of Mr Ephraim Wheaton, Elder of ye first Church in Swanzey, who

having faithfully served God & his Generation in ye Gospel for ye space of Thirty years, fell asleep in Jesus with a sure & certain hope of a Glorious Resurrection to Immortal life, on April 25th 1734 in ye 75 th year of his age.

21 John 17 14 revel. 13

 

Information from Richard THOMAS 1 August 2003

In May of this year I found the address for the First Baptist Church of Swansea, so I wrote them a letter asking if this was the same church that Rev Ephraim WHEATON was the paster and did they have any info on the church.

 

On May 15th I got a response from Dr HARTMAN now the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea, Mass. Web site FBCSwansea@aol.com His info: FBC of Swansea was founded in 1663 by John MYLES. Samuel LUTHER was the second pastor and Ephraim WHEATON was the third. Samuel LUTHER died in 1716 and Ephraim took over as pastor until his death in 1734.

 

BAPTIST CHURCH IN MASSACHUSETTS

Details are mainly from Richard THOMAS. He has done much research concerning the Baptist Church in Massachusetts, visited Rehoboth and has written to the pastor of Swansea Baptist Church, Dr HARTMAN who sent much information. {Richard THOMAS May to August 2003]

"The Baptist church established in Rehoboth was the church where Obadiah Holmes was the

pastor. The WHEATONs were probably part of this congregation as they were fined as part of

the congregation when Obadiah Holmes was jailed and whipped for the practice of baptism

which the other churches were against.

Apparently the founding of the church in Swansea came about because some of the folks in

Rehoboth were against the Baptist church and their beliefs and the members of the church were

fined and ordered to desist from holding their meetings which of course they did not do. Later

on they were ordered to remove their "meetings" to some other place where they might not

prejudice any other church. In 1667 the Plymouth court granted to these people "a grant of a

town to be called Swansea, "That the Baptist might have a resting place." The name Swansea

was selected because that is where their first Baptist minister John Myles migrated from,

Swansea, Wales"

Pastor HARTMAN states that "Our church records go back to 1649 when John MYLES founded

the first Baptist church in Wales, (Ilston, near Swansea). John MYLES migrated to the U.S. after

the restoration of the monarchy in England".

(Ilston is Llanilltud Gwyr in Welsh - with a cirumflex accent over the W. It is a Village to the

south west of Swansea Airport, 6 miles/10 kms west of Swansea, Wales. According to the

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales Record Office, John MYLES took the Register of Baptisms,

Marriages and Burials for the Ilston Baptist Church with him when he emigrated to America.

The original is preserved in an Archive in the USA, but a transcript was made which was

subsequently published. It contains no references to any WHEATONs. The original book from

the Ilston church brought over by John Myles is now at Brown University but is not available to

view. Robert Wheaton was not noted in the transcribed book, but there are a host of Bowen's.

Richard Bowen came with money to the U S and this may be one way that Robert was able to

assemble the amount of land that the acquired.)

"The Swansea church is the third oldest surviving Baptist congregation in North America, the

grand parent institution for Brown University and a congregation that represents and inflow of

Baptist experience separate from the Roger WILLAIMS and John CLARK traditions. The First

Baptist Church in Swansea was founded in 1663 by John MYLES. Samuel LUTHER was the

second pastor and Ephraim WHEATON (son of Robert WHEATON was the third. Samue

LUTHER died in 1716 and Ephraim took over as pastor until his death in 1734.

 

Information from Richard THOMAS 6/8/2003

Samuel Luther was the second minister of The First Baptist Church of Swansea and Ephraim Wheaton was the third minister. The Rev. J.J. Thatcher, pastor in 1863. said, "Mr. Wheaton appears to have been a man who exerted a great and good influence on the church, and on others, also, and the church was highly prosperous. According to the records we have, in about five years after becoming sole pastor, he baptized fifty into membership of the church. Of this revival, Rev. Wheaton gave an account in a letter to Mr. Thomas Hollis of London, an eminent Baptist and the generous founder of the Hollis Professorship in Harvard University, at Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Hollis responded with a glowing letter to Rev. Wheaton from London on March 13, 1722 ( which is to long to include here.)

 

Rev. Wheaton ministered in Swansea but his place of residence was Rehoboth where he died April 26, 1734 aged 75 years. He lies buried near by a stone marking his grave.

 

The descendants of Rev. Ephraim down through years have established the Wheaton name for at least two cities, one in Illinois which you have on your web site, and the other Wheaton, Maryland named after General Frank Wheaton. Two colleges have been named after Wheaton's. Wheaton college in Wheaton, Illinois was named for Warren and Jessie Wheaton. Wheaton college in Norton Massachusetts. is named for the daughter of Hon. Laban Wheaton.

 

From "History of Rehoboth" by BLISS sent by Richard THOMAS

The church, which Rev. Ephraim WHEATON, his father Robert, his brothers, John, Joseph and Samuel were instrumental in organizing was constituted at Rehoboth in the year 1663. Mr Obadiah HOLMES, previously of Salem, was their first minister. Four petitions were soon lodged at court against the members of this church, one from Rehoboth signed by thirty-five persons; one signed by all the clergymen in the colony, only two excepted; the third from Taunton, and the last from the government of Massachusetts Bay Company.

 

The Plymouth magistrated merely ordered them to desist from practices disagreeable to their brethren. They, however, bound their leader and minister, Mr HOLMES, in the sum of ten pounds for his appearances in court. Mr HOLMES was seized and confined to jail in Boston. He was charged with the crimes of preaching the Gospel, administering the sacraments, re-baptizinf persons who had previously been baptized, and disclaiming against the sprinkling of infants which was proved, he was fined thirty pounds or to be well whipped. He was publicly whipped, receiving thirty lashes. Each member of the church was fined five pounds and ordered by the government to desist from their meetings. Later on, they were odered to reove their "meeting" to some other place, "where they might no prejudice any other church." Still later in 1667, the Plymouth court granted to these people a "grant of a town to be called Swansea" "That the Baptists might have a resting place".

 

The first minister in the new town of Swansea was Elder John MYLES, who had been minister over the Baptist church in Swansea, Wales from 1649 to 1662. After the death of Oliver CROMWELL, Charles II came into power and the Act of Uniformity was passed in 1662, by which some two thousand of the best ministers were ejected from their places, because they refused to confirm to the Church of England. Among these ministers was Elder John MYLES. In this state of affairs, Elder MYLES, and many members of his Welsh church emigrated, somewhat hastily, to the Americas, and fortunately for future historians and genealogists, brought over with them the book of records of their ancient church in Wales. Elder MYLES was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea when the King Philip War broke out in 1675. While this church, including the WHEATONs, were engaged in publich worship, the Indians began to close in around them; and while the people were wending their way to their homes, the Indians attacked, killing some outright, and wounding many others, and succeeded in burning more than half the town. The house of Elder MYLES was made into a garrison and survived the attack. The King Phillip was lasted two years and ended with the death of King Phillip. During the war Joseph WHEATON was a trooper under Captain HUTCHENSON, Samuel was a trooper under Captin HUTCHENSON, Christopher was a soldier in Captain JOHNSON's company and Obadiah was a soldier in Captain JOHNSON's company.

 

Samuel LUTHER was the second minister of The First Church of Swansea and Ephraim WHEATON was the third minister. The Rev. J J THATCHER, pastor in 1863 said, "Mr WHEATON appears to have been a man who exerted a great and good influence on the church, and on others, also and the church was highly prosperous. According to the records we have, in about five years after becoming sole pastor, he baptised fifty into membership of the church. Of this revival, Rev. WHEATON gave an account in a letter to Mr Thomas HOLLIS of London, an eminent Baptist and the generous founder of the Hollis Professorship in Harvard University, at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. HOLLIS responded with a glowing letter to Rev WHEATON from London on March 13 1722.

 

Rev WHEATON ministered in Swansea but his place of residence was Rehoboth where he died April 26, 1734 aged 75 years. He lies buried near a stone marking his grave.

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

* Probate: 10 MAY 1734 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Order to Robart WHEETEN & Daniel WHEETEN, Execs. of Est. of their father Ephraim WHETEEN of Reho., dtd. 10 May 1734 [8:104]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 229.]

* Probate: 24 MAY 1734 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Inv. of Est. of Elder Ephraim WHETON of Reho., dtd. 24 May 1734, pres. by Robert & Daniel WHEATON, sons & Execs. Mentions real est. given to Ephraim WHEATEN & to Daniel WHEATEN. Apprs. not listed [8:127/8]." Apprs: Jonathan KINGSLEY, Samuel BULLOCK & Jabiz BOSWORTH [8:161]."

[Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 231 & 233.]

 

* Note: "Appt. of Robert WHEETEN & Daniel WHEETEN Yeomen of Reho., to be Adms. of Est. of their father Ephraim WHEETEN of Reho. dcd. intest., dtd. 19 Nov. 1734 [8:161]."

* Will: 20 MAY 1729 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

* Note: "Will of Ephraim WHETEEN of Reho., Yeoman, dtd. 20 May 1729, prob. 10 May 1734. Wife Hannah. Sons: James, Ephraim, Robart & Daniel WHETEEN. Daus: Abigail (to have a room in the house), Mary wife of Richard BULLOCK, Hannah wife of Isaac BOWEN, Alce wife of Daniel BARNEY & Freelove wife of Josiah BARNEY. Sons Robart & Daniel to be Execs. Witns: James BOWEN, William WEST & Obediah BOWEN [8:104/5/6]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 229.]

 

"In 1704, Mr. Ephraim WHEATON became associate with Elder LUTHER, and at his death [1716] sole pastor. [The first Baptist Church in Swansea] In 1718 the church records seem to begin. Mr. WHEATON appears to have been a man who exerted a great and good influence on the church, and on others also. His ministry was eminently successful, and the church was highly prosperous. According to the records we have, about one hundred were added to the church. He died April 26, in the seventy-fifth year of his age, and was buried in Rehoboth." [History of Swansea, 1917, p. 104.]

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 16/5/2009

About a week ago my husband and I had occasion to visit Rehoboth, MA for the day and took photos of as many graves and sites as we could. Also took copies of some of the early deeds. (Unfortuntely we didn't get to the Probate Office which was in a different town than the Deeds which were in Taunton). I haven't seen any photos on your website and don't know if you can accommodate these (sending small copies here). Anyway I'm slowly digesting what we got and will try to put in a semblance of order. We, by pure luck, happened upon Robert WHEATON's son, Ephraim's, farm/land in Rehoboth/Seekonk. The farm is split in half by the towns of Rehoboth and Seekonk which originally were together under the name Rehoboth. But just to confuse things Rehoboth was called by the native Indians Secuncke/ Seekonk and later named Rehoboth by pastor Newman. (Seekonk comes from the Indian name for dark or black swan) I stopped on Wheaton Ave to take a photo of a pastoral farm and the neighbor across the way whose husband grew up on the farm told us (and we later confirmed) that this was WHEATON's (and quite possibly one of Robert's land holdings). Also located the original Rehoboth settlement which is not in Rehoboth, MA at all! It is called the "Ring of Green" and is actually at the location of the Newman Cemetery in Rumford (part of East Providence, RI) some five miles from the current Town of Rehoboth. So any WHEATON ancestor's visiting Rehoboth proper are in the wrong place!

 

Information from findagravewebsite

Inscription:

Here lyeth Buryed ye body of Mr. Ephraim Wheaton Elder of ye First Church in Swanzey who having Faithfully served God & his generation in ye Gospel for ye space of Thirty Years fell asleep in Jesus with a sure & certain hope of a glorious Resurrection to Immortal life on April 25th 1734, in ye 75 year of his age. 21 John,17.-14 Revel.13.

 

More About Reverend, Elder Ephraim WHEATON:

Burial: April 1734, Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (photo available)247,248

Medical Information: It is handed down in the family that Ephraim was kicked in the abdomen by his coltish horse. On returning home he said he would never leave his house again "and so it was proved"249

Occupation: Baptist Minister250

Probate: 10 May 1734, 1,251. 12s. 7d250

Will: 20 May 1729250

 

Notes for Mary MASON:

From Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Bristol County, Mass. Wills. Vol. 3, p. 205, Will of Mary Butterworth MASON

Dated 28 Jan 1712/3, probated Dec. 6, 1714. (In part.)

Imp's. I give & bequeath to my beloved son in Law Ephraim WHEATON and my Daughter Mary WHEATON his wife All my goods & cattle which are at his or their house where I now Dwell, Together with all my Rents & Dues: Due to me from my sone Pelatia MASON; to them the said Ephraim & Mary WHEATON, their heirs and assigns forever.

And I ordain Constitute & make my Beloved son in Law Ephraim WHEATON my Executor of this my Last will and Testament

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Will of Mary MASON of Rehoboth, widow "being aged" dated 28 Jan 1712/13 Probate 6 Dec 1714. Sons: Pellatia, Benjamin, Noah (deceased), Samule, Joseph, & Sampson. Daughters: Mary wife of Ephraim WHEATON, Sarah [no surname]

 

More About Mary MASON:

Burial: November 1727, Burial Place Hill, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA251,252

Children of Ephraim WHEATON and Mary MASON are:

28. i. James3 WHEATON, b. 27 October 1685, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 28 October 1742, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

ii. Abijah WHEATON253,254, b. 14 March 1686/87, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA255,256,257; d. 5 April 1766, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA258; m. Unknown BULLARD259; b. Abt. 1681260; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Abijah WHEATON:

Daughter Abigail WHEATON mentioned in father's Will 1734 to have a room in the house. Was this Abijah?

 

29. iii. Deacon Robert WHEATON, b. 14 February 1688/89, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 22 November 1780, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA "son of Eld. Ephraim WHEATON" Age 92.

30. iv. Ephraim WHEATON, b. 10 January 1690/91, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1768.

31. v. Mary WHEATON, b. 25 February 1693/94, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

vi. Hannah WHEATON261,262, b. 1 March 1695/96, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA262,263; d. 1726, Massachusetts, USA264; m. Isaac BOWEN265, 7 March 1721/22, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA266; b. Bet. 3 November 1695 - 1696, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA267; d. 1774, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA268.

 

Notes for Hannah WHEATON:

Daughter Hannah BOWEN mentioned in father's Will 1734

 

32. vii. Elder Daniel WHEATON, b. 24 August 1698, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 9 December 1760, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA age 63 (or 29th December from Charles WALTHER).

33. viii. Alice or Eless WHEATON, b. 26 November 1700, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 3 July 1766, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

34. ix. Freelove WHEATON, b. 1 June 1703, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 26 April 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

11. Benjamin2 WHEATON (Robert1)269,270 was born 28 February 1661/62 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA271,272,273, and died 12 August 1726 in Mendon, Massachusetts, USA274,275. He married Margaret UNKNOWN wife of Benjamin WHEATON276 1693 in Massachusetts, USA Possible marriage date277. She was born Abt. 1666278, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Benjamin WHEATON:

All information for Judy KNEE sent via Jarel WHEATON 14/3/2001

 

1683 Received gift of lands in Attleboro from his father Robert

 

Information from Richard THOMAS 5/8/2003

18 August 1683 Robert WHEATON gave deed of land in the North Purchase now the town of Attleboro to his son Benjamin.

 

Information from David J WHEATON 12/9/2004

"It is indicated that he was from Mendon, Massachusetts and his occupation was as a Cooper"

 

Information from David WHEATON 25/11/2004

3 June 2004 Report: Suffolk County probate records reveal that Benjamin died intestate on 12 August 1726. Benjamin's son Benjamin was appointed to administed the estate on 17 November 1726. The estate was inventoried at 150 pounds 9 shillings and 6 pence. This document also shows that Benjamin WHEATON Sr. was a Cooper. The following April 28th, the court determined that the farm could not be divided between the heirs without "great prejudice to or spoiling of the whole". The matter was settled by allowing Benjamin, the second son of Benjamin WHEATON, deceased, to receive title to the farm provided that he pay his siblings for their share. The widow, Margaret WHEATON, was allowed her right of dower (one third of the estate) for life. Her share would be divided among the children after her death. The children and heirs of Benjamin WHEATON Sr. were identified as Daniel Jeremiah, David and Benjamin. The eldest son, Samuel, was excluded from the settlement because he already received his full share during the life of his father.

 

A deed found in Bristol County records shows that on 20 March 1684/5, "Benjamin WHEATON of ye Towne of Mendon in Ye Collony of ye Massachusetts in N England Late of Rehoboth in ye Collony of New Plym Cooper" sold for the sum of 3 pounds 10 shillings to Jonathan FILLER of Rehoboth "my whole share of Meadow & Swampe in ye Lands called ye North purchased Lands in Rehobo(th) Which share was given to me by my Father Robert WHEATON". There can be no doubt that Benjamin WHEATON of Mendon is the son of Robert WHEATON of Rehoboth. Benjamin proved this link with his own pen.

 

Information from a letter sent to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 by Bart SAXBE

Letter from from Nathaniel WHEATON to his cousin Isaac WHEATON and dated 1785

"Benjamin WHEATON, Robert's youngest son settled in Menden County of Worcster, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, had several children. Grandchildren, Samuel and David &c."

 

More About Benjamin WHEATON:

Occupation: Cooper279

Residences: See Notes

Children of Benjamin WHEATON and Margaret WHEATON are:

35. i. Samuel3 WHEATON, b. 20 August 1693, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

ii. Benjamin WHEATON279, b. 9 March 1696/97279; d. Unknown; m. Abigail GREEN279, 14 April 1719, Mendon, Massachusetts, USA279; b. Abt. 1699280; d. Unknown.

36. iii. Daniel WHEATON, b. 17 March 1698/99, Mendon, Massachusetts, USA; d. Abt. 1731, Greenwich, Conneticut, USA.

iv. Jemimah WHEATON281,282, b. 11 May 1704283; d. Unknown.

37. v. David WHEATON, Snr, b. 22 July 1706, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 3 February 1793, Medway, Massachusetts, USA age 88.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

12. Christopher3 WHEATON (Christopher2, Robert1)284 was born Abt. 1676 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA285, and died 8 June 1718 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA286,287. He married Sarah BEAL288 3 February 1707/08 in Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA289. She was born 2 March 1679/80 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA289, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Christopher WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Boston Transcript 7/11/1739 & 10/9/1914

 

More About Christopher WHEATON:

Burial: June 1718, Hingham Center Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA290

Inventory: 292. 3s. 0d291

Probate: 28 October 1719291

Residences: Of Hingham291

Children of Christopher WHEATON and Sarah BEAL are:

38. i. Benjamin4 WHEATON, b. 22 August 1709, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Bef. 1790.

ii. Christopher WHEATON291, b. 25 June 1712, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA292; d. 30 May 1749, Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA293; m. Jael WARD293, 17 January 1743/44, Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA293; b. Abt. 1717294; d. Unknown.

iii. Isaiah WHEATON295, b. 5 October 1714, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA296; d. 20 June 1738296.

iv. Sarah WHEATON296, b. 17 May 1718, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA296; d. 24 September 1771, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA296; m. Ebenezer KENT296, 17 July 1739, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA296; b. 18 April 1717, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA296; d. 3 February 1786, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA296.

 

 

13. Jonathan3 WHEATON (Samuel2, Robert1)297 was born 3 March 1678/79 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA297, and died 1712 in Salem County, New Jersey, USA298. He married Mary UNKNOWN wife of Jonathan WHEATON299. She was born Abt. 1683 in (possible wife)300,301, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Jonathan WHEATON:

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29.6.2006

"Samuel WHEATON died before his father and his children are mentioned in their grandfather's will. The widow Elizabeth (WOOD) WHEATON married Samuel BOWEN of Swansea and they with some of their their WHEATON children moved to Cohansey, NJ with the Baptist colony and they had several BOWEN children. The WHEATON brothers, Jonathan and Noah, each lived and died in Cohansey and their wills both refer to their inheritance in land in New England. It would appear that Samuel WHEATON, Jr. stayed in Swansea to claim his father's estate there."

 

"Estate of Jonathan WHEATON of Cohansie, Salem County, Filed October 23.1713. Inventory 63. 13s. 4d., including books, 14s. 5d., made by Noah WHEATON and Samuel HOLMES

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 9/5/2011

At The Vineyard Historical and Antiquarian Society in Vineland, New Jersey is a manuscript from which most of the WHEATON Information comes. It was prepared by Mr. Charles SHEPPARD a lawyer from Brideton, New Jersey who died in 1939. The manuscript was entitled My History and abbreviated in the records as MH.

 

Inv. Oct 23 1712 Proved 12 Nov 1713

 

Possibly other children after Will was made.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON's GEDCOM 2011

Came to Cohasey, Salem Co., New Jersey with mother and step father Samuel BOWEN

 

More About Jonathan WHEATON:

Inventory: 23 October 1712302

Will proved: 12 November 1713302

Children of Jonathan WHEATON and Mary WHEATON are:

39. i. Noah4 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1708; d. December 1760.

ii. Elizabeth WHEATON303, b. Bef. 1710303; d. Unknown; m. John DUNN303, 18 January 1732/33303; b. Abt. 1705304; d. Unknown.

iii. Rachel WHEATON305, b. Bef. 1710305; d. 27 February 1753306; m. Isaac HUDSON307, 11 June 1723, Salem Co., New Jersey, USA307,308; b. Abt. 1705309; d. Unknown.

 

 

14. Noah3 WHEATON (Samuel2, Robert1)310 was born 2 July 1681 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA310, and died 1716 in Cohansey, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA311. He married (1) Sarah Bagley GOFF312. She was born Aft. 1762312, and died 10 September 1713312. He married (2) Sarah BOWEN313,314 1704315. She was born Abt. 1684316, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Noah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 25/11/2004

She believes Noah had a sons Isaac and John, and that Isaac himself had a son, another Isaac. The address for all was:

1793 Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29.6.2006

"Samuel WHEATON died before his father and his children are mentioned in their grandfather's will. The widow Elizabeth (WOOD) WHEATON married Samuel BOWEN of Swansea and they with some of their their WHEATON children moved to Cohansey, NJ with the Baptist colony and they had several BOWEN children. The WHEATON brothers, Jonathan and Noah, each lived and died in Cohansey and their wills both refer to their inheritance in land in New England. It would appear that Samuel WHEATON, Jr. stayed in Swansea to claim his father's estate there."

 

New Jersey Archives. First Series, Vol XXIII. Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1730.

p. 501. Will of Noah WHEATON of Cohansie, Salem Co., blacksmith. Wife Sarah. Children: Isac, Noah, Sarah. Farm at Pen's Neck, home farm land in New England. Personal estate. Execs: wife, brother Samuel BOWEN, and Nicholas JONSON. Witnesses: Dan BOWEN, Edward BANBORIE, Ann FITCHRANDOLPH. Signed Dec. 20, 1715. Proved May 5, 1716.

April 14, 1716 Inventory: 200 acres in Pen's Neck and the land in New England 160, personal 236._.1, including one "negar" and book debts 32.16.6; made by Job SHEPHERD and Dan BOWEN."

 

Information received previous to that sent by Philip BEDIENT gave two sons, Isaac and Jonathan. Jonathan was not included in the family sent by Philip.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

From My History:

Will dated 20 Dec. 1715, proved 1 May 1716; was a blacksmith. Orders my"my land in New England to be sold," appoints wife and brother Samuel BOWIN and Nicholas JONSON " executors. Inventory made 6 April 1716.

 

Comments and queries from JKW 10/4/2012

Kelly shows two marriages for Noah:

Marriage (1) to B

Marriage (2) to Sarah Bagley FOGG. (One of Noah's grandchildren is called Bagley WHEATON)

I have him married to Sarah BOWEN which seems to correspond with the information above.

 

Kelly has 3 children born all born about 1700, children of just Noah

I have 7 children born between 1702 and 1716, children of Noah and Sarah BOWEN

 

I have the marriage date for Noah and Sarah BOWEN as 1704

Kelly has the death of Sarah Bagley GOFF as 10 September 1713

 

So, is Sarah BOWEN was the first wife and had some of the children she must have died before 1713 when Sarah GOFF died. But there are children born after 1713. So perhaps it was Sarah GOFF who married Noah in 1704, died in 1713, Noah married Sarah BOWEN in 1714 so that the last two children were hers?

 

At present I have shown two marriages but have made all the children Sarah BOWENs until I receive more information

 

 

More About Noah WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

Will: 20 December 1715317

Will proved: 5 May 1716317

Children of Noah WHEATON and Sarah BOWEN are:

40. i. Isaac4 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1702; d. 16 February 1762, Hopewell, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA or Cohansey, Salem Co., New Jersey, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011).

41. ii. Noah Jr WHEATON, b. Abt. 1704; d. Bet. 13 - 30 December 1760, Hopewell, Cumberland Co., New Jersey, USA.

iii. William WHEATON317, b. Abt. 1708318; d. Unknown.

iv. Jonathan WHEATON319, b. 1710319; d. Unknown; m. Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Jonathan WHEATON319; b. Abt. 1715320; d. Unknown.

v. Elizabeth WHEATON321, b. Abt. 1712321; d. Unknown.

vi. James F WHEATON321, b. Abt. 1714321; d. Unknown.

vii. Sarah WHEATON321, b. 31 May 1716321; d. Unknown; m. Lewis REED; b. Abt. 1711322; d. Unknown.

 

 

15. Samuel3 WHEATON (Samuel2, Robert1)323 was born 21 July 1683 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA323,324,325, and died Unknown. He married Experience PEIRCE or PIERCE326 24 October 1709 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA326,327,328. She was born 21 July 1682 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA329, and died 25 January 1722/23 in Age 40329.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

Notes for Experience PEIRCE or PIERCE:

The original information I received from Vikki EBELSHEISER showed that Robert WHEATON had a son Samuel WHEATON, and that this Samuel had a son also called Samuel, and that son Samuel born 1683 married Experience.

 

Then Information from the Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004 showed something different and that it was Samuel born 1678/9, who was the son of John, marrying Experience PIERCE, with one son, Levi. I had already received information as stated above which indicated that the Samuel who married Experience was the son, born 1683, of Samuel, rather than the son, born 1678/9, of John

 

Then Jeanette DIENFENBAUGH wrote 12/7/2005 that she also believed that that Experience married the Samuel born 10 January 1678/79, son of John, and not the Samuel, born 21 July 1683 son of Samuel.

 

So I had conflicting information...the original information I had received from Vikki EBELSHEISER showed that Samuel born 21 July 1683, son of Samuel married Experience, whilst Bonnie WHEATON and Jeanette DIENFENBAUGH showed that Samuel born 1678/9 son of John married her. This needed to be sorted out.

 

However, I have since been sent two more lots of information showing that the Samuel born 1683, son of Samuel and Elizabeth WOOD married Experience PIERCE. As I have no way of sorting this out from this side of the Atlantic, and as it does seem that the other Samuel (born 1678/9) had brothers Nathaniel and Isaac, I have shown that this Samuel, born 1683, son of Samuel, married Experience

 

Information from message to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 from Bart SAXBE who sent a letter from Nathaniel WHEATON to his cousin Isaac WHEATON dated 1785

"....I well remember their father Samuel your Great Grandfather, was first cousin to my father and when I was a boy he used to come a visiting and spend several days with my father and his brother, who lived in the neighbourhood near each other at Rehoboth, about seven miles eastward, at the town of Providence where I now dwell and near Swanzey aforesaid"

Children of Samuel WHEATON and Experience PIERCE are:

i. Elizabeth4 WHEATON330, b. 30 October 1710, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA330; d. Unknown; m. John BOSWORTH330, 3 January 1731/32, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA330; b. 9 September 1711, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA330; d. Bef. June 1745330.

 

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON and John BOSWORTH:

Married by Mr Ephraim WHEATON Minister

 

42. ii. Hannah WHEATON, b. 9 September 1712, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 2 June 1761.

43. iii. Susanna WHEATON, b. 8 November 1714, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

44. iv. Sarah WHEATON, b. 19 August 1716, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

45. v. Samuel WHEATON, b. 31 December 1718, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

46. vi. Captain Levi WHEATON, b. 25 June 1722, or 22 May Swansea, Massachusetts, USA; d. 26 June 1810, Thompson, Connecticut, USA Age 88 yr 1day.

 

 

16. Hannah3 WHEATON (Jeremiah2, Robert1)331 was born 3 July 1666 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA331,332, and died 3 June 1775 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. She married John ROBINSON333 Abt. 1690333. He was born Abt. 1661 in of Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA334, and died Unknown.

Children of Hannah WHEATON and John ROBINSON are:

i. Jeremiah4 ROBINSON335, b. 20 August 1692335; d. Unknown.

ii. Peter ROBINSON335, b. 18 January 1696/97335; d. Unknown.

iii. John ROBINSON335, b. 30 May 1699335; d. Unknown.

iv. Ebenezer ROBINSON335, b. 5 March 1700/01335; d. Unknown.

v. Nathaniel ROBINSON335, b. 10 June 1703335; d. Unknown.

vi. Hannah ROBINSON335, b. 25 September 1705335; d. Unknown.

vii. Deliverance ROBINSON335, b. 18 April 1708335; d. Unknown.

 

 

17. Mary or Mehitable or Mercy3 WHEATON (Jeremiah2, Robert1)336,337 was born 2 April 1681 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA338,339, and died Bef. 1716340. She married Samuel FISKE341 16 March 1702/03 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA341,342. He was born 5 July 1680 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA342, and died Bef. 1763 in Johnstown, Rhode Island, USA342.

Child of Mary WHEATON and Samuel FISKE is:

47. i. Joseph4 FISKE, b. 1708; d. 1784.

 

 

18. Tabitha3 WHEATON (Jeremiah2, Robert1)343 was born 1687 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA343,344, and died 1737 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA345. She married Benjamin FULLER345 14 May 1709 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA345. He was born 25 February 1686/87 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA345, and died January 1751/52 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA345.

 

Notes for Tabitha WHEATON:

Information from Circular Chart sent by Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

Tabitha does not appear on this chart.

Children of Tabitha WHEATON and Benjamin FULLER are:

i. Nathaniel4 FULLER346, b. 18 November 1710, Salem, Massachusetts, USA346; d. 12 July 1780, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA346.

48. ii. Noah FULLER, b. 18 October 1712, Salem, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1760.

iii. Benjamin FULLER346, b. 14 March 1713/14, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA346; d. 8 September 1790, Lebanon, Columbia, New York, USA346.

iv. Jeremiah FULLER346, b. 25 April 1717, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA346; d. 1785, Massachusetts, USA346.

v. Amos FULLER346, b. 3 April 1721, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA346; d. Unknown.

vi. Rev. John FULLER346, b. 26 February 1722/23, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA346; d. 3 October 1777346.

vii. Hannah FULLER346, b. 9 February 1724/25, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA346; d. Unknown.

viii. Timothy FULLER346, b. 5 July 1727, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA346; d. Bef. 1774346.

ix. Mary N FULLER346, b. 1729, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA346; d. Unknown.

x. John FULLER346, b. 26 February 1732/33, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA (See Notes)346; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for John FULLER:

The information about this family was received from John HAMER. He shows two Johns, the first being a Rev. with a death after the birth of this John. Clarification has been sought!

 

 

19. Obadiah3 WHEATON (Obadiah2, Robert1)347 was born 19 November 1693 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011)347,348, and died Aft. 1734349. He married Jemima SNELLING350 6 June 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA350. She was born 22 March 1693/94 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA350, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Obadiah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 1/2/2013

Obadiah was admitted to the North Church, Boston, MA 10 Dec 1727. His wife was admitted 24 Jul 1726

 

Notes for Jemima SNELLING:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 1/2/2013

Obadiah was admitted to the North Curch, Boston, MA 10 Dec 1727. His wife was admitted 24 Jul 1726

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

She inherited lands in Falmouth, ME from her grandfather, James ANDREWS of Boston via will written 6 Jan 1698/9 in Boston and Deed recorded in York Deeds Vol. 12 part 2 Folio 334.

Children of Obadiah WHEATON and Jemima SNELLING are:

i. Obediah4 WHEATON351, b. 1723352; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Obediah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

Probably this Obadiah was the one to go to Halifax: from htto://www.ngbs/ca/firstfamilies.html WHEATON LOYALISTS:

 

WHEATON, Obadiah, of Boston. Went to Halifax in 1776; in 1778 he was proscribed and banished. A Loyalist of the name Obadiah WHEATON died in New Brunswick, where he had become a resident many years ago

Source: Biographical sketches of loyalists of the American Revolution....Volume 2 by Lorenzo SABINE pg 417

 

More About Obediah WHEATON:

Baptism: 12 May 1723, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA353

 

ii. James WHEATON353, b. 1724353; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for James WHEATON:

Comment from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

Is this the James bc 1738 that shows up in New Brunswick ????

 

More About James WHEATON:

Baptism: 4 October 1724, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA353

 

iii. Jemima WHEATON353, b. 1725353; d. Unknown; m. William DIAMOND354, 29 March 1748, Boston, Massachusetts, USA354; b. Abt. 1720355; d. Unknown.

 

More About Jemima WHEATON:

Baptism: 16 October 1726, New North Church, Bolton, Massachusetts, USA356

 

iv. Jerusha WHEATON356, b. 1728356; d. Bef. 1731, (possible death)356.

 

More About Jerusha WHEATON:

Baptism: 24 November 1728, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA356

 

v. Benjamin WHEATON356, b. 1730356; d. Unknown; m. Mary CUSHING357, 1 October 1754, Boston, Massachusetts, USA357; b. 19 May 1731, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA357; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Benjamin WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Renesselaerwick, Albany, New York, USA

 

More About Benjamin WHEATON:

Baptism: 3 May 1730, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA358

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Mary CUSHING:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

She is mentioned in her mother's will probated in 1759 in Boston as "Mary WHEATON: "The Genealogy of the Cushing Family" by Lemuel CUSHING The Perrault Printing Co - Montreal, 1905; First Edition, 1877

 

vi. Jerusha WHEATON358, b. 1731358; d. Unknown.

 

More About Jerusha WHEATON:

Baptism: 16 January 1731/32, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA358

 

49. vii. Joseph WHEATON, b. Abt. 1735, Cumberland or Salem County, New Jersey, USA (probably); d. Bef. 1790.

 

 

20. John3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)359 was born 10 January 1678/79 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA359, and died 20 February 1705/06 in Swanzey, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 27359,360. He married Sarah SOULE361 1705362. She was born Abt. 1683363, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

John (deceased) mentioned in father's Will 1737

Child of John WHEATON and Sarah SOULE is:

i. Elizabeth4 WHEATON364, b. Abt. 1703365; d. Unknown; m. Unknown CHACE366; b. Abt. 1700367; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON:

Mentioned in grandfather's Will 1737

 

 

21. Samuel3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)368 was born 10 January 1678/79 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA368, and died Bef. 1 June 1708 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA369. He married Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Samuel WHEATON370. She was born Abt. 1683371, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

Samuel (deceased) mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 26/6/2006

Note: Wife's name from probate records. It's not certain that Samuel, son of John & Elizabeth, is the Samuel who married Hannah.

 

Probate: 1 JUN 1708 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Inv. of Est. of Samuel WHEATON of Swan., dtd. 1 June 1708, pres. By Hannah WHEATON, his widow. Apprs: John ALLEN of Brist. & Edward LUTHER of Swan. On 4 May 1701[sic] an addition of 3 items was made to the Inv. [2:209]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 41.]

Probate: 3 MAY 1709 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Acct. of Hannah WHEATON, Adm. Of Est. of her husb. SAMUEL WHEATTON, dtd. 3 May 1709. Mentions 'her brother Nathaniel WHEATTON' [brother-in-law]. Also mentions her only child Samuel WHEATON, who was abt. 2 mo. Old when his father died. Hannah was appt. guard. of son Samuel [2:240/1]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 43.]

 

Probate: 22 MAY 1724 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note:

"Samuel WHEATEN, son of Samuel WHEATEN of Swan., dcd. intest., chose Mr. Isack WHEATEN of Swan. as his guard., dtd. 22 May 1724 [4:278]."

"Appt. of Isack WHEATEN of Swan., Yeoman, as guard. of Samuel WHEATEN, minor son of Samuel WHEATEN of Swan., dtd. 22 May 1724 [4:278/9]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 100.]

Probate: 20 MAR 1729/30 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Rcpt. by Samuel WHETON of Newport, Cooper, for legacy from Est. of Samuel WHETEEN of Swan., Cordwinder, paid by his uncle & guard. Isaac WHETEEN of Swan., Husbandman, dtd. 20 March 1729/30 [7:103]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p.191.]

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 10/2011

But I did find the record for Samuel 4 Samuel 3 John 2 Robert 1. This Samuel 3 died about 1724 and Issack (Issac Wheaton) his brother was appointed guardian of Samuel 4. Dated 22 May 1724 Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745 [4:278/9]

 

More About Samuel WHEATON:

Occupation: Cordwinder

Probate: 1 June 1708372

 

Notes for Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Samuel WHEATON:

I have been sent information this Samuel born married Experience PIERCE. However, further information would suggest that this Samuel married Hannah.

 

Information from Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

The chart shows this Samuel marrying Experience PIERCE, with one son, Levi. He is already included in the family of the Samuel mentioned above.

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29 June 2006 (with additional comment in brackets)

"There is a problem in this generation of the WHEATON family that I believe I have resolved correctly. Samuel and John WHEATON, sons of Robert, each had a son Samuel with John's son Samuel being four years older (born 1678) than Samuel's son Samuel (born 1683).

 

I have chosen Samuel (son of Samuel born 1683) to be the most likely ancestor (of mine) for a number of reasons, but the most telling is an entry in the records of the town of Swansea that indicates that Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wheaton, was born July 21, 1683 and married Oct. 24, 1709 Experience Pierce. The recording of the birth in 1683 and the recording of the marriage in 1709 may have been done at the same time in 1709, but whoever wrote the record apparently believed that the information was correct. Let us hope that the keeper of the town records knew the correct relationship."

 

From the information above it would seem that this Samuel did not marry Experience PIERCE, and did not have a son Levi. However, these notes are being left on file in case queries arise in the future.

Child of Samuel WHEATON and Hannah WHEATON is:

i. Samuel4 WHEATON372, b. Abt. 1708, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA372; d. Unknown.

 

More About Samuel WHEATON:

Occupation: 1724 Cooper373

 

 

22. James3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)374,375 was born 16 November 1686 in a twin - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (See notes)376,377, and died 1731 in See Notes378. He married Hannah SLEADE or SLADE378,379 15 March 1715/16 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA379,380,381. She was born 15 July 1697 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA (See Notes)382, and died 28 March 1760 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachursetts383.

 

Notes for James WHEATON:

Death date

Information from Jbbullock@earthlink.net shows James as dcd at the time of his father's death in 1737

 

Information from the Circular Chart sent by Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004 shows:

James born 23 July 1683, died 6 September 1683

 

Information from Jean DIEFENBAUGH 11/7/2005

Birth date for James 18 November 1686. She writes that an earlier James died, and that this James and Joseph were twins.

Death date 28 December 1742

 

Information from Phillip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Includes extract from Will of father dated 1737 which shows James as deceased.

 

Notes for Hannah SLEADE or SLADE:

SLADE from cdunn3@ao.com and sanford hunt sbh3@prodigy.net

SLEAD from Austin W SPENCER

 

Information from Jean DIEFENBAUGH

Hannah was born 5th, not 15th July 1697

The date of the 15th is what is at the Family History Center but the vital records of Swansea, Massachsetts show the 5th according to my 3rd cousin James WHEATON. Perhaps the 15th is the christening date? The 5th is what is in the letter that Arthur Clarence WHEATON write years ago.

Hannah SLADE is the great granddaughter of the Reverend Obadiah HOLMES

Children of James WHEATON and Hannah SLADE are:

50. i. John4 WHEATON, b. 13 August 1717, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 7 April 1746, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

51. ii. Mary WHEATON, b. 8 July 1718, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (sister born month later); d. 26 January 1778, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA.

iii. Sarah WHEATON384, b. 17 August 1718, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (sister born month earlier)385; d. Unknown; m. Joshua HATHAWAY385, 25 March 1736, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA385,386; b. 28 February 1711/12, Dighton, Massachusetts, USA387; d. Unknown.

iv. James WHEATON388, b. 7 December 1719, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA389; d. Unknown.

52. v. Hannah WHEATON, b. 30 June 1721, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1772, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

53. vi. Jonathan WHEATON, b. 7 April 1723, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (See notes); d. 25 December 1811, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (Date needs clarification).

54. vii. Nathaniel WHEATON, b. 9 February 1724/25, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. 11 November 1799, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

viii. Joseph WHEATON390, b. 27 October 1726, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA391; d. Bef. 28 March 1761392; m. Tabitha HUNT393, 15 March 1750/51, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA393; b. Abt. 1728393; d. Unknown.

ix. Elizabeth WHEATON394, b. 10 August 1728, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA395; d. Bef. 28 March 1761396; m. Jared BOURNE397,398, 15 July 1753, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA399,400; b. 3 April 1718, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA401; d. Unknown.

 

 

23. Captain Joseph3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)402 was born 16 November 1686 in a twin - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA402, and died Abt. May 1751 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA See Notes403. He married Tabitha HUNT404,405 11 January 1710/11 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA406. She was born 17 November 1691 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA407,408, and died 1780409.

 

Notes for Captain Joseph WHEATON:

From The Diary of Ellen Birdseye WHEATON by E D B WHEATON with notes by Donald GORDON, privately printed Boston 1923 p418-420

15 February 1752 John THURBER et al., both of Rehoboth, released to Daniel HUNT of Rehoboth (husband of Capt Joseph WHEATON's sister Mary) Joseph WHEATON of Milford Conn., et all all claims in the land of Capt Joseph WHEATON".

 

Joseph of Rehoboth mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT

Will: 12 APR 1751 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

Note: "Will of Joseph Wheaton of Reho., dtd. 12 Apr. 1751, prob. 27 May 1751. Wife not named. Chldn: Joseph Wheeton, Mary Hunt, Amie Allen & Elizabeth MackGill. Grson. Nathaniel Wheaton. Wife, son & son-in-law Daniel Hunt to be Execs. Witns: Thomas Bowen, Jr., Lydia Hunt & Ezekiel Read [12:555]." [Bristol Abstracts-2, p. 181.]

 

Information from Sepp BERGSCHNEIDER 16/6/2010

Shows Joseph's death date as 11 April 1751

 

More About Captain Joseph WHEATON:

Probate: 27 May 1751410

Will: 12 April 1751, Executors Joseph WHEETON and Daniel HUNT See Notes410

Children of Joseph WHEATON and Tabitha HUNT are:

i. Nathaniel4 WHEATON411, b. 29 December 1712, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411; d. 23 January 1731/32, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA (14 April 1734 Circular Chart)411.

55. ii. Mary WHEATON, b. 14 September 1714, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 10 July 1756, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

56. iii. Joseph WHEATON, b. 4 September 1717, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 6 March 1789, New Milford, Connecticut, USA Age 72 or 1 March 1789 Litchfield, Connecticut, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011).

iv. Bridgett WHEATON411, b. 13 September 1719, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411; d. 15 April 1720, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411.

v. Elizabeth WHEATON411, b. 12 August 1720, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411; d. 9 November 1720, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411.

vi. Elizabeth WHEATON411, b. 22 December 1721, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA411; d. Unknown; m. Robert MAGILL411, 30 June 1749, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA411; b. Abt. 1716412; d. Unknown.

vii. Benjamin WHEATON413, b. 28 March 1724, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA413; d. 25 July 1725, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA413.

viii. Benjamin WHEATON413, b. 12 March 1725/26, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA413; d. 8 July 1726, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA413.

57. ix. Amy WHEATON, b. 6 January 1727/28, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

24. Isaac3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)414 was born 5 March 1694/95 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA414, and died Aft. 1736. He married (1) Deborah HILLARD415 29 January 1718/19 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA416,417. She was born Abt. 1699 in age 77418, and died 6 April 1776 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA age 77419,420. He married (2) Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Isaac WHEATON421 Aft. 1721422. She was born Abt. 1700422, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Isaac WHEATON:

Isaac mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 26/6/2006

Appointed guardian to brother Samuel's son Samuel on 22 May 1724. Samuel the father died about 1708 when Samuel the son was aboout 2 months old. His mother had been appointed guardian in 1709

 

Some confusion here which needs sorting.

Philip BEDIENT sends the information that Isaac married Elizabeth about 1720 and they had Mary in 1721. He then married Deborah and had the other children

 

I have a date 1718/19 for the marriage of Isaac and Deborah HILLARD which would suggest that Mary was hers, and the other children Elizabeth.

 

Until this has been clarified I have entered Mary as the daughter of Deborah, Elizabeth as the second wife, and the other children as belonging to her.

 

More About Isaac WHEATON:

Occupation: Yeoman, Husbandman423

 

Notes for Deborah HILLARD:

Some confusion here which needs sorting.

Philip BEDIENT sends the information that Isaac married Elizabeth about 1720 and they had Mary in 1721. He then married Deborah and had the other children

 

I have a date 1718/19 for the marriage of Isaac and Deborah HILLARD which would suggest that Mary was hers, and the other children Elizabeth.

 

Until this has been clarified I have entered Mary as the daughter of Deborah, Elizabeth as the second wife, and the other children as belonging to her.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 23/6/2012

From our visit to Little Compton, Rhode Island last fall

Cemetery

"In Memory of Deborah Wheaton wife os Issac who died 1776 aged 77 Years"

 

Notes for Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Isaac WHEATON:

Some confusion here which needs sorting.

Philip BEDIENT sends the information that Isaac married Elizabeth about 1720 and they had Mary in 1721. He then married Deborah and had the other children

 

I have a date 1718/19 for the marriage of Isaac and Deborah HILLARD which would suggest that Mary was hers, and the other children Elizabeth.

 

Until this has been clarified I have entered Mary as the daughter of Deborah, Elizabeth as the second wife, and the other children as belonging to her.

Child of Isaac WHEATON and Deborah HILLARD is:

i. Mary4 WHEATON423, b. 18 November 1721, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA423; d. Unknown.

 

Children of Isaac WHEATON and Elizabeth WHEATON are:

ii. John4 WHEATON423, b. 19 February 1723/24, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA423; d. Unknown; m. Hannah CARR424, 21 February 1744/45, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA424; b. 18 September 1717, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA424; d. Unknown.

iii. Deborah WHEATON425, b. 22 December 1730, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA425; d. Unknown.

58. iv. William WHEATON, b. 22 December 1730, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

v. Tabitha WHEATON426, b. 21 February 1731/32, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA426; d. Unknown.

vi. Anne WHEATON426, b. 21 April 1734, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA426; d. Unknown; m. Robert TAYLOR427, 14 February 1754427; b. Abt. 1729428; d. Unknown.

 

 

25. Charity3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)429 was born Abt. 1697 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. cdunn3@ao.com gives about 1700430, and died Unknown431. She married Francis BOURNE432 23 February 1715/16 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA433. He was born Abt. 1672434, and died Bef. 11 October 1760 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA435.

 

Notes for Charity WHEATON:

Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

Charity WHEATON does not appear on this chart

 

Charity BOURN mentioned in father's Will 1737

 

Notes for Francis BOURNE:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Probate: 13 AUG 1762 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Ord. for & div. of est. of Francis BOURN of Swan. btwn. his widow Charity BOURN & his chldn: Jared BOURN (eldest son), Francis BOURN (son), Sarah BOURN (eldest dau.), Stephen BOURN (son, dcd.), Nathaniel BOURN (son), Content BOURN (dau.) & Rachel BOURN (dau.). Grson Stephen BOURN son of dcd. son Stephen. Ord. 3 Aug. 1762, div. dtd. 13 Aug. 1762. Comm: Aaron KINGSLEY, Capt. Thomas PECK & James BROWN [18:471/2/3/4/5]."

[Mayflower Descendant, vol. 46, p. 171.]

 

More About Francis BOURNE:

Probate: 4 November 1760, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA435

Will: administrator - Charity COON widow435

Children of Charity WHEATON and Francis BOURNE are:

i. Jared4 BOURNE436,437, b. 3 April 1718, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA437; d. Unknown; m. (1) Sarah PIERCE438, 3 May 1744, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA438; b. 23 September 1720, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA438; d. Bef. 22 August 1748438; m. (2) Elizabeth WHEATON439, 15 July 1753, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA440,441; b. 10 August 1728, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA442; d. Bef. 28 March 1761443.

ii. Sarah BOURNE444, b. 26 June 1721, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachsetts, USA444; d. Unknown.

iii. Stephen BOURNE444, b. 25 October 1724, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachsetts, USA444; d. Bef. 3 August 1762445.

iv. Rachel BOURNE446, b. 20 November 1725, Swansea, Masachusetts, USA446; d. Unknown.

v. Francis BOURNE446, b. Abt. 1727447; d. Unknown.

vi. Nathaniel BOURNE448, b. Abt. 1729449; d. Unknown; m. Freelove HAILE450, 2 March 1748/49, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA450; b. 11 February 1728/29, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA450; d. Unknown.

vii. Content BOURNE450, b. Abt. 1731451; d. Unknown.

 

 

26. Patience3 WHEATON (John2, Robert1)452 was born 6 October 1698 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA452, and died Unknown. She married Joseph HICKS453 5 April 1721 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA453. He was born 8 October 1702 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA453, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Patience WHEATON:

Patience HIX mentioned in father's Will 1737

Children of Patience WHEATON and Joseph HICKS are:

i. Elizabeth4 HICKS454, b. 15 January 1721/22, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA454; d. Unknown; m. Barnard MILLARD, 16 March 1746/47, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA455; b. 18 April 1720, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA455; d. Unknown.

ii. Patience HICKS456, b. 21 January 1723/24, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA456; d. Unknown; m. Hezekiah MILLARD457, Aft. 26 December 1741457; b. 30 September 1721, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA457; d. Unknown.

 

 

27. Patience3 BUTTERWORTH (Hannah/Anna2 WHEATON, Robert1)458,459 was born 8 July 1693 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA460,461, and died Unknown. She married Nathaniel PERRY462 Abt. 1714463. He was born 2 April 1691 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA463, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Patience BUTTERWORTH:

Daughter Patience PERRY mentioned in father's Will 1731

Child of Patience BUTTERWORTH and Nathaniel PERRY is:

59. i. Amey4 PERRY, b. 1720, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

28. James3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)464,465,465 was born 27 October 1685 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA466,467,467,468, and died 28 October 1742 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA469,470,471. He married Mary SHAW472,473 15 May 1712 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA474,475,476. She was born 5 March 1690/91 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA477, and died 1740 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA478,479,480.

 

Notes for James WHEATON:

Notes from Jim McEWEN

Int Date 3 Feb 1711-2

 

From Austin W SPENCER to Jean SHERWOOD via Jarel WHEATON 8/1/2003

James, the son of James was executor of his father's estate in 1742 (H L Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Files 1687-1745 [Baltimore, 1988], 324-5)

 

Mentioned in his father's Will 1734

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Will: 4 SEP 1740 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

Note: "Will of James WHEATON of Reho., Housewright, 'Being in a good measure of health,' dtd. 4 Sept. 1740, prob. 18 Jan. 1742. Wife Mary. Sons: Caleb (eldest), James, Comfort, Constant & Mason WHEATON (some under 21). 3 daus: Christian WHEATON alias WOOD, Mary Wheaton (unmar.) & Hannah WHEATON. Wife to be 'Guardian to my Childreen under age.' My 3 brothers: Robert, Ephraim & Daniel WHEATON. Son James to be Exec. Witns: Seth BULLOCK, Hezekiah BULLOCK & Samuel BULLOCK [10:242/3/4]." [Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 324.]

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

"Order to James WHEATON of Nedham Co of Suffolk, Housewright, Executor of Estate of his father James WHEATON of Rehoboth. dated 8 Jan 1742 [10:229]"

 

More About James WHEATON:

Burial: October 1742, Village Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts, USA480

Probate: 22 January 1742/43481

 

More About Mary SHAW:

Burial: 1740, Village Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts, USA482

Children of James WHEATON and Mary SHAW are:

60. i. Captain Caleb4 WHEATON, b. 1 October 1713, Bay Colony, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. 26 March 1788, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

ii. Christian/Christinna WHEATON483,484, b. 15 October 1715, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA485,486,487,488,489; d. 1743490; m. Ichobod WOOD490, 13 June 1737, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA490,491; b. Abt. 1711492; d. Unknown.

iii. William WHEATON493, b. 18 October 1715, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA493; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Information from TEIncNJ@aol.com for "Families of Burlington Co., NJ shows a Christian WHEATON was born 15 OCT 1715. She married Ichabod WOOD. He was born 1709

 

This would suggest that perhaps William was not a son of James as Christian is also mentioned in her father's Will

 

61. iv. James WHEATON, b. 11 December 1717, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 7 July 1778, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

v. Mary WHEATON494,495, b. 14 October 1720, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA496,497,498; d. Unknown.

62. vi. Hannah WHEATON, b. 8 August 1726, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

63. vii. Comfort WHEATON, b. 4 December 1727, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

64. viii. Constantine WHEATON, b. 28 January 1730/31, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

65. ix. Mason WHEATON, b. 30 September 1733, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 15 September 1812, Thomaston, Maine, USA.

 

 

29. Deacon Robert3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)499,500,501 was born 14 February 1688/89 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA502,503,504, and died 22 November 1780 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA "son of Eld. Ephraim WHEATON" Age 92505,506,507,508,509. He married Susanna SALISBURY510 11 October 1712 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA511,512,513. She was born 29 March 1692 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA514,515, and died 17 March 1777 in "also Susannah, his wife" Age 85516,517,518,519.

 

Notes for Deacon Robert WHEATON:

Information from Warren WHEATON 4/11/2004

From Burial Place Hill, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts

In memory of Dea. Robert , son of Eld.Ephraim Wheaton.

died Nov 22,1780 in his 92 year.

 

also

 

Susannah, his wife. died Mar 17,1777 in her 85 year.

 

Mentioned in his father's Will 1734

 

More About Deacon Robert WHEATON:

Burial: November 1780, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA520,521

 

More About Susanna SALISBURY:

Burial: March 1777, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA522,523

Children of Robert WHEATON and Susanna SALISBURY are:

i. Anna "Susanna"4 WHEATON524,525,526, b. 9 October 1713, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA527,528,529; d. Unknown; m. Ephraim MARTN530, 22 June 1749530; b. Abt. 1708531; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Anna "Susanna" WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Kelly has Anna "Susanna" married to Israel COLE 15 March 1732/33 Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Was this a first marriage?

 

66. ii. Patience WHEATON, b. 15 May 1717, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 4 November 1782, Age 64 See Notes.

67. iii. Andrew WHEATON, b. 15 August 1721, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 10 April 1796, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Age 75.

iv. Robert WHEATON532,533, b. 22 June 1728, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA533,534,535; d. 1793, age 66536,537.

 

More About Robert WHEATON:

Burial: 1793, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA538,539

 

 

30. Ephraim3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)540,541 was born 10 January 1690/91 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA541,542, and died 1768543. He married Abigail BURR or MOREY544,545 13 November 1718 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA546. She was born 27 February 1701/02 in Bristol, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (Now Rhode Island) USA age 62546,547, and died 12 October 1762 in Bristol, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (Now Rhode Island) USA.

 

Notes for Ephraim WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 25/11/2004

1790 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

She suggests there is another child, William

1790 Edenton, Perquimas County, North Carolina, USA

 

Mentioned in his father's Will 1734

 

More About Ephraim WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Abigail BURR or MOREY:

Jeanne MULLIGAN 23/2/2013 has Abigail's name as WHIPPLE

Children of Ephraim WHEATON and Abigail MOREY are:

68. i. Ephraim4 WHEATON, b. 21 September 1724, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; d. 3 November 1802, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

69. ii. Dr. George WHEATON, b. 18 August 1728, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. 4 June 1803, Norton, Massachusetts, USA.

iii. Amos WHEATON548, b. 28 April 1732548; d. Unknown; m. Hannah BARNBY or BARNEY549,550, 22 March 1755551; b. Abt. 1735552; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Amos WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 25/11/2004

1790 Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Information from a letter sent to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 by Bart SAXBE

The letter is from Nathaniel WHEATON to Isaac WHEATON and dated 1785

"We can muster twenty of the name of WHEATON of the males (leaving the females) Deacon Ephraim WHEATON has five sons, William, James, Ephraim, Benjamin and Levi (who is a Doctor and has settled in the city of Hudson on the North River above New York) one grandson Robert. William WHEATON Esq had two sons Joseph and William, Captain Comfort has sons Abel, Calvin, Sterling and Daniel. A Grandson George, myself and four sons, makes twenty. My second son settled in Warren near Swanzey aforesaid has one son Nathaniel WHEATON.

 

Deacon Ephraim has one brother George, a Doctor, lives in Massachusetts, and another Amos who lives in Philadelphia Northern Liberty"

 

More About Amos WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

 

31. Mary3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)553,554 was born 25 February 1693/94 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA554,555, and died Unknown. She married Richard BULLOCK555 4 November 1718 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (See notes)555. He was born 1 July 1692 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA, and died 1780 in Nine Partners, Duchess County, New York, USA555,556.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Daughter Mary BULLOCK mentioned in father's Will 1734

 

Marriage Notes for Mary WHEATON and Richard BULLOCK:

Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON

This shows 29 December 1737 as the date of Mary's marriage

Children of Mary WHEATON and Richard BULLOCK are:

i. Ephraim4 BULLOCK556, b. 10 August 1719, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA556; d. 18 February 1807, Saratoga, Wyoming, New York, USA557; m. Mary DAKINS557; b. 11 April 1723, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA557; d. 21 February 1817, Saratoga, Wyoming, New York, USA557.

ii. Joseph BULLOCK558, b. 7 December 1720, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA558; d. Unknown; m. (1) Jerusha SAWYER559, 17 April 1744, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA559; b. 22 May 1721, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA559; d. Bef. 1766559; m. (2) Mercy BULLOCK559, 26 June 1766, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA559; b. 4 June 1733, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA559; d. 1795559.

iii. Huldah BULLOCK560, b. 31 March 1722, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA560; d. Unknown; m. Simeon LUTHER561, 7 March 1738/39, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA561; b. 9 May 1717, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA561; d. 23 July 1758, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA561.

iv. Elizabeth BULLOCK562, b. 8 February 1723/24, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA562; d. Unknown.

v. Richard BULLOCK562, b. 17 September 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA562; d. 18 July 1808, Chatham, Columbia, New York, USA563; m. Keziah HORTON563, 12 February 1748/49, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA563; b. 17 September 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA563; d. 1795563.

vi. Mary BULLOCK564, b. 17 September 1727, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA564; d. Unknown; m. William WHEELER565, 30 August 1753, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA565; b. Abt. 1722566; d. 20 December 1772, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA567.

vii. Ellis BULLOCK568, b. 3 May 1732, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA568; d. Unknown; m. Deliverance UNKNOWN wife of Ellis BULLOCK569; b. Abt. 1737570; d. Unknown.

viii. Robert BULLOCK571, b. 5 September 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA571; d. Unknown.

 

 

32. Elder Daniel3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)572,573 was born 24 August 1698 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA574,575,576, and died 9 December 1760 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA age 63 (or 29th December from Charles WALTHER)577,578. He married Tabitha BOWEN579 3 February 1732/33 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA579,580,581. She was born 17 February 1710/11 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA582, and died 20 March 1787 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Age 76 "widow of Elder Daniel WHEATON"583,584.

 

Notes for Elder Daniel WHEATON:

Mentioned in his father's Will 1734

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Will: 4 DEC 1760 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

Note: "Will of DANIEL WHEETEN of Reho., yeoman, dtd. 4 Dec. 1760, prob. 16 Feb. 1761. Wife Tabitha. Sons: Nathaniel ("now Liveing at providence") & Daniel (under 21) WHEETEN. Daus: Molly WHEETEN, Ruth WHEETEN & Huldah WHEETEN (all unmar.). Son Nathaniel to be exec. Witns: Robert WHEETEN, Benjamin MARTIN & Silvanus MARTIN [I7:198/9/200/1]."

 

More About Elder Daniel WHEATON:

Burial: December 1760, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA585

Occupation: Elder of Baptist Church in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA585

Will: 4 December 1760586

 

More About Tabitha BOWEN:

Burial: March 1787, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA587

Children of Daniel WHEATON and Tabitha BOWEN are:

70. i. Nathaniel4 WHEATON, b. 30 December 1732, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 16 October 1795, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

ii. Charles WHEATON588, b. 15 April 1735, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA589; d. 4 November 1780, "Son of Daniel WHEATON"(no age given)590; m. Anna BURNEY591, 3 April 1756591; b. Abt. 1736592; d. Unknown.

 

More About Charles WHEATON:

Burial: November 1780, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA593

 

iii. Betsey or Betty WHEATON594,595, b. 15 August 1737, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA596; d. 16 January 1737/38, Providence, Rhode Island, USA597,598.

71. iv. Molly WHEATON, b. 10 November 1738, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

v. Shubael WHEATON599, b. 17 July 1741, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA600; d. 8 August 1751, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Age 11 "son of Daniel and Martha" - should this be Tabitha?601,602.

 

More About Shubael WHEATON:

Burial: August 1751, Burial Hill Place, Peckham Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA603

 

72. vi. Ruth WHEATON, b. 5 February 1743/44, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Bef. 4 August 1777, Barrington, Bristol, Massachusetts, (now Rhode Island), USA.

73. vii. Huldah WHEATON, b. 22 July 1746, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. 29 September 1779, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

viii. Daniel WHEATON604, b. 9 June 1750, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, or Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA605; d. 22 October 1780, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA age 30 Years 4 Months 2 days606,607; m. Mary SMITH608, 29 December 1770, Rehoboth, Bristol County, USA608,609; b. Abt. 1750610; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Daniel WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Daniel may have died without issue

 

Inscription on tombstone at Burial Hill Place reads:

In Memory of Mr Daniel WHEATON Who departed this Life Octr the 22nd 1780 aged 30 Years 4 Months 2 days My time was Short next be thine prepair for it whilst tho has [illegible] no time wee ha[illegible] what is lent who [illegible] is Spent.

 

More About Daniel WHEATON:

Burial: October 1780, Burial Hill Place Cemetery, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA611

 

 

33. Alice or Eless3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)612,613 was born 26 November 1700 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA613,614, and died 3 July 1766 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA615. She married Daniel BARNEY616 24 February 1725/26 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA616. He was born 20 November 1697 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA617, and died 2 February 1784 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA617.

 

Notes for Alice or Eless WHEATON:

Daughter Alice BARNEY mentioned in father's Will 1734

 

More About Alice or Eless WHEATON:

Burial: July 1766, Bullock's Hill Cemeter, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA617

 

More About Daniel BARNEY:

Burial: February 1784, Bullock's Hill Cemeter, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA617

Children of Alice WHEATON and Daniel BARNEY are:

i. Mary4 BARNEY618, b. 13 December 1727, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA618; d. Unknown.

ii. Constant BARNEY618, b. 23 April 1731, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA618; d. Unknown; m. Hannah CARPENTER619, 20 November 1753, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA619; b. 14 October 1732, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA619; d. Unknown.

iii. Betty BARNEY620, b. 14 April 1733, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA620; d. Unknown; m. Joshua READ621, 18 November 1753, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA621; b. 21 July 1728, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA621; d. Unknown.

iv. Anne BARNEY622, b. 29 November 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA622; d. Unknown; m. Joseph SANDERS623, 30 March 1760, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA623; b. Abt. 1729624; d. Unknown.

v. Daniel BARNEY625, b. 14 September 1736, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA625; d. Unknown; m. Rachel BOWEN626, 18 November 1757, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA626; b. 29 November 1738, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA626; d. Unknown.

vi. Sarah BARNEY627, b. 2 March 1737/38, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA627; d. Unknown; m. Lemuel FRANKLIN628, 18 October 1757, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA628; b. 29 August 1732, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA628; d. Unknown.

vii. David BARNEY629, b. 24 January 1739/40, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA629; d. Unknown; m. Elizabeth GARNSEY630, 27 November 1759, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA630; b. 23 March 1745/46, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA630; d. Unknown.

viii. Jonathan BARNEY631, b. 24 January 1739/40, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA631; d. 25 April 1740, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA632.

ix. Benajah BARNEY633, b. 31 January 1741/42, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA633; d. Unknown; m. Anne GOFF634, 2 June 1763, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA634; b. Abt. 1743635; d. Unknown.

 

 

34. Freelove3 WHEATON (Ephraim2, Robert1)636,637 was born 1 June 1703 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA638,639,640, and died 26 April 1734 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA641,642. She married Josiah BARNEY643 Abt. 31 July 1724 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA644. He was born 7 December 1699 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA645,646, and died Aft. 1766 in Newport. Newport County, Rhode Island, USA647.

 

Notes for Freelove WHEATON:

Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

Freelove WHEATON does not appear on this chart

 

Daughter Freelove BARNEY mentioned in father's Will 1734

Children of Freelove WHEATON and Josiah BARNEY are:

i. Jabez4 BARNEY648, b. 17 January 1725/26, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA648; d. Unknown.

ii. Elizabeth BARNEY648, b. 22 July 1729, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA648; d. Unknown; m. Isaiah STREETER649, Aft. 20 July 1746649; b. 27 July 1724, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA649; d. Unknown.

iii. Israel BARNEY650, b. 16 February 1731/32, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA650; d. Unknown; m. Bethiah GOFF651, 12 October 1752, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA651; b. 31 January 1729/30, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA651; d. Unknown.

iv. Joseph BARNEY652, b. 19 March 1732/33, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA652; d. Unknown, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA653.

v. Benjamin BARNEY654, b. 19 March 1732/33, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA654; d. Unknown.

vi. Hannah BARNEY654, b. 22 April 1735, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA654; d. Unknown.

vii. Josiah BARNEY654, b. 10 August 1736, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA654; d. 14 February 1819, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA655; m. Mehetabel MILLARD655, 4 September 1757, Swansea, Bristol,, Massachusetts, USA655; b. 26 May 1739, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA655; d. 21 February 1812, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA655.

viii. Christopher BARNEY656, b. 28 June 1739, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA656; d. Unknown.

ix. Freelove BARNEY656, b. 27 November 1743, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA656; d. Unknown; m. Benjamin MASON657, 3 October 1779, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA657; b. 4 September 1739, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA657; d. Unknown.

 

 

35. Samuel3 WHEATON (Benjamin2, Robert1)658 was born 20 August 1693 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA658, and died Unknown. He married (1) Mary ROCKWOOD658 24 February 1716/17659. She was born Abt. 1695660, and died Unknown. He married (2) Millisom SPRAGUE 23 January 1735/36 in Possible marriage only- See notes. She died Unknown.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

Information from David WHEATON 25/11/2004

3 June 2004 Report: On 31 January 1727, Mary WHEATON, Samuel's wife, petitioned the court that she might be appointed the guardian of the inheritance belonging to her daughter, Mary. Mary declared that Samuel abandoned his family when her daughter was two years old and had been gone for seven years. During this time, her father-in-law, Benjamin WHEATON, died. Daniel WHEATON, Samuel's brother, claimed to have power of attorney from Samuel. Mary believed that Daniel was attempting to lay claim to the inheritance of her husband, which rightfully belonged to her daughter as the only living heir. Daniel and Benjamin WHEATON responded by claiming that Mary was attempting to defraud their brother. They asked the court to delay judgement while they procured evidence that Samuel was yet living. It was probably after this that it was decided that Samuel had already received his full share. It is doubtful that his daughter Mary received anything. But sometimes great things come out of adversity. An ancestry table for President William Howard TAFT published by the American Genealogist shows that he is the great-great-grandson of Mary WHEATON, the abandoned daughter of Samuel WHEATON and Mary ROCKWOOD.

 

Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

The information on this chart shows that Samuel married Millisom SPRAGUE 23 January 1736 and they had 3 children, Samuel born 11 September 1737, Millicent born 25 August 1739 and Esther born 6 September 1743. Son Samuel married Sarah SKILLION 18 December 1763 and they had John born 7 October 1766 and Charles born 5 August 1769

More research required!

 

Notes for Mary ROCKWOOD:

Information from David J WHEATON 25 November 2004

It is indicated that Mary WHEATON is the Great-Great Grandmother of President William Howard TAFT.

Child of Samuel WHEATON and Mary ROCKWOOD is:

74. i. Mary4 WHEATON, b. 23 October 1718; d. Unknown.

 

Children of Samuel WHEATON and Millisom SPRAGUE are:

75. ii. Samuel4 WHEATON, b. 11 September 1737; d. Unknown.

iii. Millicent WHEATON661, b. 25 August 1739661; d. Unknown.

iv. Esther WHEATON661, b. 6 September 1743661; d. Unknown.

 

 

36. Daniel3 WHEATON (Benjamin2, Robert1)662 was born 17 March 1698/99 in Mendon, Massachusetts, USA662,663, and died Abt. 1731 in Greenwich, Conneticut, USA663,664. He married Joanna GREEN665 Abt. 1719665. She was born 25 April 1701 in or 14 March 1702/3 Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA665,666, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Daniel WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 24/6/2012

WHEATON, Daniel, late of Greenwich, Inventory taken by Timothy KNAPP and John MARSHALL, Jr., and filed Mar. 30, 1732, by Nathan SMITH and Reuben GREEN, administrators. Decedent left six children all under age, viz: Daniel, Benjamin, Thomas, David, Jemima, and Johannah, and no widow, page 33.

 

WHEATON, Daniel, late of Greenwich, inventory taken Oct. 2, 1749, by Israel KNAPP and Jabez MEAD, and filed Oct. 2, 1749, by Reuben GREEN, one of his executors, other executor Nathan SMITH of Dutchess County, page 25. Feb. 6, 1750, estate settled, receipt signed by Daniel WHEATON, Reuben HOLLY and Benjamin MERRITT page 26.

 

More About Daniel WHEATON:

Inventory: 30 March 1732, and 2 October 1749 See Notes666

Children of Daniel WHEATON and Joanna GREEN are:

i. Daniel4 WHEATON667, b. Abt. 1720667; d. Unknown.

76. ii. Benjamin WHEATON, b. Abt. 1722; d. Unknown.

iii. Thomas WHEATON667, b. Abt. 1724667; d. Unknown.

iv. David WHEATON667, b. Abt. 1726667; d. Unknown.

77. v. Jemima WHEATON, b. Abt. 1728; d. Unknown.

vi. Joanna WHEATON667, b. Abt. 1730667; d. Unknown.

 

 

37. David3 WHEATON, Snr (Benjamin2, Robert1)668,669 was born 22 July 1706 in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA670, and died 3 February 1793 in Medway, Massachusetts, USA age 88670,671,672. He married (1) Susannah FISHER673 30 March 1730 in Medway, Massachusetts, USA673. She was born Abt. 1710674, and died 1750675. He married (2) Sarah MAXFIELD675 31 July 1750675. She was born Abt. 1730676, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for David WHEATON, Snr:

Information from David J WHEATON 25/11/2004

3 June 2004 Report: Two deeds recorded in Suffolk County make a strong case for the identificaton of David as the son of Benjamin and Margaret WHEATON. Mendon was part of Suffolk County until the creation of Worcester County in 1731. On 22 September 1727, David WHEATON of Mendon, husbandman, purchased 26 acres of land at Magamisco Hill in Mendon from his brother Benjamin WHEATON, also of Mendon, Cooper. The deed was not recorded until 14 February 1744. On the same day that David presented this deed for recording in Boston, he presented another deed dated 27 October 1741. That deed shows that David WHEATON was now living in Holliston, but he was purchasing land in Medway from Benjamin JONES. This property consisted of 25 acres for a purchase price of 137 pounds and 10 shillings. The fact that both deeds were recorded on the same day and were recorded consecutively in the Suffolk County register virtually confirms that the two David WHEATON grantees are identical. The first deed was made between Benjamin WHEATON and David WHEATON, clearly the sons of Benjamin WHEATON of Mendon. The second deed links David to Medway. It is concluded, therefore, that David WHEATON of Medway is identical to David WHEATON of Mendon. Benjamin and Margaret WHEATON constitute the next generation of the pedigree.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

The Following from EARLY MEDWAY SETTLERS & LAND RECORDS b1996 By Francis D. Donovan

 

David WHEATON, son of Benjamin of Mendon, Mass., was born in 1706.

He married Susannah FISHER in 1736, and settled in Mucksquit west of Henry MORSE.

 

Rev. Abner MORSE says that WHEATON settled first on the east part of the WILSON lot, then built on the BULLEN lot on 25 acres bought in 1741 from Benjamin JONES. He then built on the southwest corner of the Rockwood lot. This latter place was sold to Jeremiah LITTLEFIELD in 1767, and later, to Joseph BRICK. The place is shown on the 1852 Medway map on Hill Street. During his life here, he built three houses near Winthrop's Pond.

 

He was a stone mason, and built many walls, wells and foundations in the area. In his old age, he became a fortune teller, and foretold many events with remnarkable accuracy.

 

After his first wife died in 1750, he married the same year, Sarah MAXFIELD. He served in the French and Indian War, and died in 1793.

 

Some of his children were recorded in Medway, some in Holliston, and some in both towns.

 

Children:

David 1731-

Daniel 1732- m. 1758 Unity BULLEN

Hannah 1734

Susanna 1735 m. 1769 Hezekiah BULLARD

Joseph 1742 m. 1762 Rachel MAXWELL

Aaron 1724

Jemima 1746-1746

Mary 1748-1749

 

Note: M. M. FISHER, in one of his newspaper articles, stated that Hannah WHEATON was a poetess of some note, and died a pauper in Medway.

 

More About David WHEATON, Snr:

Burial: February 1793, West Medway Cemetery, Massachusetts, USA677

Occupation: Stone Mason

Children of David WHEATON and Susannah FISHER are:

i. David4 WHEATON677, b. 1 December 1731677; d. Unknown.

 

More About David WHEATON:

Baptism: 3 July 1743, Holliston, Massachusetts, USA677

 

78. ii. Daniel WHEATON, b. 24 September 1732; d. Unknown.

iii. Hannah WHEATON677, b. 21 March 1734/35677; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Hannah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Note: M. M. FISHER, in one of his newspaper articles, stated that Hannah Wheaton was a poetess of some note, and died a pauper in Medway.

 

More About Hannah WHEATON:

Baptism: 3 July 1743, Holliston, Massachusetts, USA677

 

iv. Susannah WHEATON677, b. 7 March 1735/36677; d. Unknown; m. Hezekiah BULLARD678; b. Abt. 1730679; d. Unknown.

v. Mary WHEATON680, b. 14 November 1741680; d. Unknown.

79. vi. Joseph WHEATON, b. 18 August 1743; d. Unknown.

80. vii. Aaron WHEATON, b. 22 July 1745, Medway, Massachusetts, USA; d. 9 May 1778, During Revolutionary War.

viii. Jemima WHEATON680, b. 24 August 1746680; d. 14 October 1746680.

ix. Mary WHEATON680, b. 29 April 1748680; d. 5 May 1749680.

 

Notes for Mary WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Kelly has a husband for May, Samuel SNELL, but we both have a death date of the 5 May 1749, days after her birth.

More information needed

 

Children of David WHEATON and Sarah MAXFIELD are:

x. Joshua4 WHEATON681, b. 10 April 1757, Holliston, Massachusetts, USA681; d. Unknown, young681.

xi. Rachel WHEATON681, b. 25 December 1760, Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA681; d. Unknown.

xii. Ann WHEATON681, b. 7 August 1763, Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA681; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

38. Benjamin4 WHEATON (Christopher3, Christopher2, Robert1)682 was born 22 August 1709 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA683, and died Bef. 1790684. He married Abigail LYND684 13 June 1744 in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA684. She was born Abt. 1714685, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Benjamin WHEATON:

The notes collected for this family are not very clear and so there are no dates and probably lots of errors. I look forward to receiving the correct information.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

She believes he had two sons called Christopher (WHEETON) and John (WHEETON)

1790 Worcester, Leicester County, Massachusetts, USA

 

Moved to Mendon, Massachusetts, USA

 

More About Benjamin WHEATON:

Immigration: Cooper686

Inventory: 150. 9s. 6d686

Residences: Moved to Mendon, Massachusetts, USA686

Children of Benjamin WHEATON and Abigail LYND are:

81. i. John5 WHEATON, b. 2 March 1744/45, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1824.

ii. Sarah WHEATON687, b. 26 June 1747, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA687; d. 1797688; m. John EARL689, 24 October 1765, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA689; b. Abt. 1742690; d. Unknown.

82. iii. Christopher WHEATON, b. 5 March 1747/48, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 30 May 1798, Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

iv. Pliny WHEATON691, b. 16 January 1750/51, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA691; d. November 1870, Barre, Washington Co., Vermont, USA692.

v. Daniel WHEATON693, b. 5 May 1753, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA693; d. Unknown.

 

 

39. Noah4 WHEATON (Jonathan3, Samuel2, Robert1)694 was born Abt. 1708694, and died December 1760694. He married Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Noah WHEATON. She was born Abt. 1708695, and died 1794696.

 

Notes for Noah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 9/5/2011

He could be the son of Noah(2) brother of Jonathan as per MH

 

Noah's will dated 13 Dec 1760 Proved 31 Jan 1761; appoints his wife Elizabeth and sons Jonathan and Robert Executors

Mentions son Henry (a minor) , daughter Sarah Reed, daughters; Mary and Martha.

Inv. 30 Dec 1760 by David Jenkins, Samuel Harris Jr.

Administration Elizabeth Wheaton to Sarah Reed 7 Feb 1794 . Adm Acct. allowed 9 Dec 1794

 

More About Noah WHEATON:

Inventory: 30 December 1760, David JENKINS, Samuel HARRIS jnr696

Will: 13 December 1760696

Will proved: 31 January 1761, Appoints wife Elizabeth and sons Jonathan and Robert Executors696

 

More About Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Noah WHEATON:

Administration: 7 February 1703/04, to Sarah REED Adm Acct. allowed 9 December 1794696

Children of Noah WHEATON and Elizabeth WHEATON are:

i. Jonathan5 WHEATON696, b. Abt. 1728697; d. 1776698.

ii. Robert WHEATON698, b. Abt. 1729699; d. Unknown; m. Sarah WHITTEL700; b. Abt. 1734701; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Robert WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

Notes for Robert WHEATON

1 July 1766 and 3 October 1766 names lands in Hopewell (Mercer Co.,) New Jersey, USA

 

iii. Mary WHEATON702, b. Abt. 1730702; d. Unknown.

iv. Martha WHEATON702, b. Abt. 1732703; d. Unknown.

v. Henry WHEATON704, b. Abt. 1734705; d. Unknown.

vi. Sarah WHEATON706, b. Abt. 1735706; d. Aft. 1794706; m. Lewis REED706, Bef. 1760706; b. Abt. 1730707; d. Unknown.

 

 

40. Isaac4 WHEATON (Noah3, Samuel2, Robert1)708 was born Abt. 1702709, and died 16 February 1762 in Hopewell, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA or Cohansey, Salem Co., New Jersey, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011)710. He married (1) Mary PAGE711 Abt. 1727712. She was born Abt. 1707712, and died Unknown. He married (2) Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Isaac WHEATON713 Abt. 1746714. She was born Abt. 1707714, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Isaac WHEATON:

Information from Philip Bedient 29/6/2006

New Jersey Archives. First Series. Vol. XXXIII. Wills 1761-1770.

p. 472. Will of Isaac WHEATON of Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., yeoman. Wife Hannah the 1/3 of movable estate and use of plantation until my son Isaac is 21. Son John, my lands on Stow Creek and my lands in New England in the township of Swansey. Son Isaac my plantation. Three youngest sons Bagley, Reuben, and Charles, 50 each. Daughters Hephzibah, Sarah, and Hannah, rest when 18. Execs: wife Hannah and my brother in law Enos WOODRUFF Wits: Nathan BACON, Walter EWING, John McGALLIARE. Written June 12, 1761. Proved Mar. 22, 1762. Inventory Feb. 16, 1762, 296.2.5.

 

Addresses

1793 Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2012

From My History

"Buried at Lower Hopewell Baptist Graveyard without a doubt, as he was a member of Cohansey Baptist Church and live near there (within 1/4 mile). He was under 21 when his father made his will 20 Dec 1715. He visited Swansea in 1735 and took with him a letter from the Cohansey Baptist Church dated 19 Jan 1735."

 

Comments queries from JKW 11/4/2012

Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011 shows two marriages for Isaac, (1) to Mary PAGE and (2) to Hannah UNKNOWN (could be WOODRUFF - see Will information above). All children are shown as belonging to Mary PAGE

 

I only have one marriage, to Hannah UNKNOWN with all the children shown as hers.

 

In his Will made in 1761 Isaac writes about his son Isaac being less than 21, we have a birth date for his in 1748 so this seems to fit. It is not clear from the Will whether any of the other sons are under 21 other than he says writes about his three youngest sons, so obviously Isaac is older than them. But even so it does suggest that the birth dates of the children are in the 1740s and 1750s. This would suggest that they were the children of his second wife (Hannah), rather than his first wife (Mary).

 

For the present I have entered both wives, but have left the children as belong to Hannah until I am advised otherwise.

 

More About Isaac WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

Children of Isaac WHEATON and Hannah WHEATON are:

i. Hepzibah5 WHEATON715, b. Abt. 1747, New Jersey, USA716; d. Unknown; m. Benjamin MULFORD717, 20 December 1770717; b. Abt. 1742718; d. Unknown.

83. ii. Isaac Jr WHEATON, b. 25 October 1748, New Jersey, USA; d. 15 December 1802, Age 54 years 1 month 20 days.

iii. John WHEATON719, b. Abt. 1749, New Jersey, USA720; d. Unknown; m. Phebe UNKNOWN wife of John WHEATON721; b. Abt. 1754722; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Addresses

1793 Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA

 

More About John WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

iv. Sarah WHEATON723, b. Abt. 1750, New Jersey, USA724; d. Unknown.

v. Hannah WHEATON725, b. 9 August 1751, New Jersey, USA725,726; d. Unknown; m. John WOOD726; b. Abt. 1746, of Indian Field727; d. Unknown.

vi. Bagley WHEATON728, b. Abt. 1752, New Jersey, USA729; d. Unknown.

84. vii. Reuben WHEATON, b. Abt. 1754, New Jersey, USA; d. 11 July 1799.

viii. Charles WHEATON730, b. Abt. 1758, New Jersey, USA731; d. Unknown.

 

 

41. Noah Jr4 WHEATON (Noah3, Samuel2, Robert1)732 was born Abt. 1704732, and died Bet. 13 - 30 December 1760 in Hopewell, Cumberland Co., New Jersey, USA733. He married (1) Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Noah Jr WHEATON734 Abt. 1724735. She was born 1700736, and died Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Noah Jr WHEATON737 Abt. 1730738. She was born Abt. 1709738, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Noah Jr WHEATON:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

New Jersey Archives. First Series. Vol. XXXIII. Wills 1761-1770.

p. 472. Will of Noah WHEATON of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., yeoman, dated Dec. 13, 1760. My wife Elizabeth 1/3 of real and personal estate during life. Son Jonathan 10 a. at upper end. Son Robert rest of land where I live and rest of moveables and he to pay my son Henry, when 21. Dau. Sarah Reed. Dau. Mary Wheaton. Dau. Martha Wheaton. Execs: wife Elizabeth and sons Jonathan and Robert. Proved Jan. 31, 1761. Inventory Dec. 30, 1760, 274.3.0.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Kelly has a completely different family for this Noah WHEATON, details below.

He married Hannah, she was born about 1700

Children:

i Elijah WHEATON d 1784

Notes

Likely never married, no issue at death

ii Rachel

iii Nancy m John SHELDON

iv Mercy m Samuel NOBLER; d 4 March 1784

v Daniel b abt 1725

vi Noah b before 1728, d 1777, m Hannah (Note from JKW - same year as father)

 

At present I have entered two marriages for this Noah born about 1704, one marriage to Elizabeth with the information sent to me for their children as set out in the Will details above, and the second marriage to Hannah to include the children on the GEDCOM

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Of Hopewell, Comberland Co., New Jersey, USA

Children of Noah WHEATON and Hannah WHEATON are:

i. Elijah5 WHEATON739, b. Abt. 1724740; d. 1784741.

 

Notes for Elijah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Likely never married. No issue at death

 

ii. Rachel WHEATON741, b. Abt. 1725741; d. Unknown.

iii. Nancy WHEATON741, b. Abt. 1726742; d. Unknown; m. John SHELDON743; b. Abt. 1721744; d. Unknown.

iv. Mercy WHEATON745, b. Abt. 1727746; d. Unknown; m. Samuel NOBLER747; b. Abt. 1722748; d. 4 March 1784749.

v. Daniel WHEATON749, b. Abt. 1728750; d. Unknown.

vi. Noah WHEATON751, b. Abt. 1729752; d. 1777753; m. Hannah UNKNOWN wife of Noah WHEATON753; b. Abt. 1734754; d. Unknown.

 

Children of Noah WHEATON and Elizabeth WHEATON are:

85. vii. Jonathan5 WHEATON, b. Abt. 1730; d. Unknown.

viii. Robert WHEATON755, b. Abt. 1732756; d. Unknown.

ix. Henry WHEATON757, b. Abt. 1734758; d. Unknown.

x. Sarah WHEATON759, b. Abt. 1737760; d. Unknown; m. Unknown REED761; b. Abt. 1732762; d. Unknown.

xi. Mary WHEATON763, b. Abt. 1739764; d. Unknown.

xii. Martha WHEATON765, b. Abt. 1741766; d. Unknown.

xiii. Mason WHEATON767, b. Abt. 1743767; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Mason WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Cumberland, New Jersey, USA (Possible address)

 

More About Mason WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

xiv. Palmer WHEATON767, b. Abt. 1745767; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Palmer WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Cumberland, New Jersey, USA (Possible address)

 

More About Palmer WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

 

42. Hannah4 WHEATON (Samuel3, Samuel2, Robert1)768 was born 9 September 1712 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA768, and died 2 June 1761769. She married (1) Barnard HAILE769,770 Abt. 1728 in Massachusetts, USA771. He was born 15 September 1709 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA771, and died 14 April 1738 in Massachusetts, USA771. She married (2) John WOOD771 1 November 1739771. He was born 27 February 1716/17 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA771, and died Bef. 1 February 1760 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA772. She married (3) John BRAYTON773 8 September 1743773. He was born Abt. 1710774, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Barnard HAILE:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Bristol Abstracts-1, p. 69.]

Probate: 20 SEP 1749 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Div. of Est. of Barnard HALE of Swan., btwn. his late widow Hannah WOOD & his chldn: Koomer HALE (eldest son), Amos HALE (son), Freloph BOURN Alias Freloph HALE (dau.) & Hannah HALE (dau.), dtd. 20 Sept. 1749. Comm: Israel NICHOLS, Hezekiah LUTHER, Hezekiah KINGSLEY, Theophilos LUTHER & Oliver MASON [12:76/7/8/9]."

 

Notes for John WOOD:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

Probate: 5 NOV 1762 Swansea, Bristol, MA

Note: "Ord. for & div. of est. of John WOOD of Swan. dcd. intest. btwn. his widow Hannah WOOD & his chldn: Lillis WOOD (dau.), Rachel WOOD (dau.), Lettis WOOD (dau.), ord. dtd. 5 Nov. 1762, div. dtd. Dec. 1762. Mentions land that was 'formerly set off in the Estate of Barnard HAIL to his Widow late the Wife & now Widow of the sd. John WOOD deceased.' Comm: Daniel MARTIN, John HAIL & Aaron KINGSLEY [18:150/151]." [Mayflower Descendants, Vol. 45, p. 21.]

 

More About John WOOD:

Probate: 1 February 1760775

Children of Hannah WHEATON and Barnard HAILE are:

i. Freelove5 HAILE775, b. 11 February 1728/29, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA775; d. Unknown; m. Nathaniel BOURNE775, 2 March 1748/49, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA775; b. Abt. 1729776; d. Unknown.

ii. Hannah HAILE777, b. 16 June 1732, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA777; d. Unknown; m. Sampson MASON, 5 August 1751, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA777; b. 27 September 1732, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA777; d. Unknown.

iii. Comer HAILE777, b. 5 November 1734, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (SEE NOTES)777; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Comer HAILE:

Previously information was received showing that this Ruth EASTERBROOK married Connor HAILE; now information has been received showing that she married his brother Amos HAILE

 

iv. Amos HAILE777, b. 15 September 1736, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (SEE NOTES)777; d. Unknown; m. Ruth ESTABROOK778, 18 May 1758, Warren, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (Now Rhode Island) (SEE NOTES)778; b. 19 November 1739, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (SEE NOTES)779,780; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Amos HAILE:

Previously information was received showing that this Ruth EASTERBROOK married Connor HAILE; now information has been received showing that she married his brother Amos HAILE

 

Notes for Ruth ESTABROOK:

Previously information was received showing that this Ruth EASTERBROOK married Connor HAILE; now information has been received showing that she married his brother Amos HAILE

 

Marriage Notes for Amos HAILE and Ruth ESTABROOK:

Previously information was received showing that this Ruth EASTERBROOK married Connor HAILE; now information has been received showing that she married his brother Amos HAILE

 

Children of Hannah WHEATON and John WOOD are:

v. Patience5 WOOD781, b. 25 September 1739, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; d. Unknown.

vi. Lillis WOOD781, b. 7 December 1741, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; d. Unknown; m. Jonathan WOOD, 22 December 1763, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; b. 16 November 1738, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; d. Unknown.

vii. Rachel WOOD781, b. 25 April 1743, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; d. Unknown.

viii. Lettice WOOD781, b. 6 July 1750, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA781; d. Unknown.

 

 

43. Susanna4 WHEATON (Samuel3, Samuel2, Robert1)782 was born 8 November 1714 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA782, and died Unknown. She married Israel COLE782 15 March 1732/33 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA782. He was born 9 March 1709/10 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA782, and died Unknown.

 

Marriage Notes for Susanna WHEATON and Israel COLE:

Married by Mr Ephraim WHEATON Minister of Swansea

Children of Susanna WHEATON and Israel COLE are:

i. Experience5 COLE783, b. 25 December 1733, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA783; d. Unknown; m. Eli LUTHER783, 14 March 1757, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA783; b. 23 July 1735, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA783; d. Unknown.

ii. Israel COLE783, b. 22 September 1735, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA783; d. 6 July 1830, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA783; m. Susannah WOOD783, 17 January 1765, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA783; b. Abt. 1740784; d. Unknown.

iii. Rosanna COLE785, b. 5 August 1742, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA785; d. Unknown.

iv. Ebenezer COLE785, b. 5 August 1745, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA785; d. Unknown.

v. Bethuel COLE785, b. 22 May 1750, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA785; d. Unknown.

vi. Aaron COLE785, b. 31 January 1755, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA785; d. Unknown.

 

 

44. Sarah4 WHEATON (Samuel3, Samuel2, Robert1)786 was born 19 August 1716 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA786, and died Unknown. She married Ichabod WEST786 25 March 1736 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA786. He was born 25 October 1710 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA786, and died Unknown.

Children of Sarah WHEATON and Ichabod WEST are:

i. James5 WEST787, b. 3 March 1737/38, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. Unknown.

ii. Ichabod WEST787, b. 4 July 1739, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. 3 August 1836, Hoosock, Rensselaer County, New York, USA787; m. Susannah MCLEOD787; b. 4 July 1741, Ediniburgh, Scotland787; d. Unknown.

iii. Prudence WEST787, b. 22 December 1742, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. Unknown; m. Masher MARTIN787, Abt. 1761787; b. 21 December 1735, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. 28 April 1806, Shaftesbury, Bennington County, Vermont, USA787.

iv. Levi WEST787, b. 29 March 1745, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. Unknown.

v. Barnard WEST787, b. 16 April 1747, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA787; d. Unknown.

 

 

45. Samuel4 WHEATON (Samuel3, Samuel2, Robert1)788 was born 31 December 1718 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA788, and died Unknown. He married Patience or Prudence SALISBURY788,789 Aft. 8 March 1741/42790. She was born 15 January 1719/20 in Swansea, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA791, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

1785 Information from message to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 from Bart SAXBE who sent a letter from Nathaniel WHEATON date 1785

"Samuel lived in Swansey until about eight or ten years ago, moved towards Albany since (------------)

1790 Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA - See note below, which suggests this is not the right Samuel.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

They lived in Swanswa, Massachusetts, and Warren, Rhode Island, USA

 

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29/6/2006

The town of Barrington was taken from Swansea, incorporated as a town by Massachusetts on Nov. 18, 1717, and transferred to Rhode Island by royal decree on May 28, 1746. Parts of Swansea and Rehoboth were added to Barrington on the north and east by the new boundary line and its name was changed to Warren on Jan, 27, 1746/7. The names of Samuel WHEATON and his sons Noah and Perez appear in a 1774 census of Warren, RI. In all probability the family had not moved but the boundaries of the colonies had. The births of all of the children are recorded in Swansea, MA records. In 1776 Samuel WHEATON purchased 196 acres of land in the Jericho district of Berkshire Co., MA which was later to become the town of Hancock. In 1793, after the death of their father, Noah WHEATON of Canaan, NY, Perez WHEATON and Spencer WHEATON of Warren, RI, and William WHEATON of Albany Co., NY sold this land but reserved its use for the widow Prudence for her lifetime.

 

Samuel WHEATON died prior to the 1790 census. That census lists Pruda WHEATON with one other female living with her.

 

Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

Kelly lists two other children

Roby WHEATON b 1 November 1775 Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA and

Hannah WHEATON b 19 September 1777 Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island USA, m Joseph SMITH 26 August 1798 Warren, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

However, his Samuel's wife was born 1719/1720 which would have made her in her late 50s at this date.

 

More About Samuel WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Patience or Prudence SALISBURY:

Addresses

1790 Hancock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA as Pruda

(possibly this is Prudence, wife of Samuel)

 

More About Patience or Prudence SALISBURY:

Residences: See Notes

Children of Samuel WHEATON and Patience SALISBURY are:

86. i. Mary5 WHEATON, b. 24 September 1742, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

ii. Lieutenant Noah WHEATON792, b. 21 February 1742/43, or 1744 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA792,793,794; d. Unknown; m. Martha HAMMOND795, 25 December 1768, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA795,796; b. Abt. 1747797; d. Unknown.

iii. Prudence WHEATON798, b. 24 July 1746, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA798,799; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Prudence WHEATON:

Information from Kelley WHEATON 26/11/2004

Possible address which was for a Pruda WHEATON

1790 Hancock, Berkshire Township, Massachusetts, USA

 

More About Prudence WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

iv. Dorcas WHEATON800, b. 3 August 1748, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA800,801; d. Unknown; m. John BOWEN802, 22 June 1774, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA803; b. Abt. 1743804; d. Unknown.

87. v. Peres WHEATON, b. 13 July 1750, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1796, Passage from Havana (see notes).

vi. Samuel WHEATON805, b. 21 February 1751/52, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA805,806; d. Unknown.

vii. Sarah WHEATON807, b. 17 December 1753, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (see notes)807,808; d. Unknown; m. Oliver EDDY809; b. Abt. 1748810; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Sarah WHEATON:

Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

Kelly has a birth date of 2 June 1762 Swansea, Bristol Co,m Massachusetts, USA

 

viii. Rufus WHEATON811,812, b. 5 December 1755, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ( or 5 August - J BULLOCK)813; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Rufus WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Guildford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

 

More About Rufus WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

88. ix. William WEATON or WHEATON, b. 16 May 1757, Rhode Island, USA (or Swansea, Massachusetts - from Philip BEDIENTand Kelly WHEATON); d. 4 August 1847, Westerloo, Albany County, New York, USA.

x. Amos WHEATON814, b. 2 November 1758, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA814,815; d. Unknown.

89. xi. Spencer WHEATON, b. 2 June 1762, Warren, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

46. Captain Levi4 WHEATON (Samuel3, Samuel2, Robert1)816 was born 25 June 1722 in or 22 May Swansea, Massachusetts, USA816,817,817,818, and died 26 June 1810 in Thompson, Connecticut, USA Age 88 yr 1day819,820,821. He married (1) Sibil or Syble COLE or Sibble Dorothy COLE822,823 23 July 1750 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA824. She was born 8 September 1725 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA824, and died 1766825. He married (2) Marcy LUTHER826,827,828 18 December 1796829. She was born 11 September 1758830,831, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Captain Levi WHEATON:

After his first wife died Levi married an orphan girl who he had raised. She was nineteen years old which explains for Levi having two families with such widely spaced children.

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

1785 Information from message to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 from Bart SAXBE who sent a letter from Nathaniel WHEATON date 1785

"Levi lived in Swanzey"

1790 Swanzey, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 

Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 9/5/2011

Kelly has Levi WEATON born 1 March 1758 as husband of Mary LUTHER with children

Resolved,

Louisa,

Levi b 24 August 1797 Thompson, Windham,Connecticut, USA

Alpierce 24 August 1797 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA

Jacob 5 August 1802 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA

Eliza 23 February 1807 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA

 

Information from message to Kelly WHEATON 23/4/2013 from Bart SAXBE who sent a letter from Nathaniel WHEATON date 1785

"...and is a Justice of the Peace there, a man of good circumastance".

 

More About Captain Levi WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Marcy LUTHER:

After his first wife died Levi parried an orphan girl who he had raised. She was nineteen years old which explains for Levi having two families with such widely spaced children.

Children of Levi WHEATON and Sibil COLE are:

90. i. Deacon James5 WHEATON, b. 7 December 1750, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA; d. 17 April 1844, Windham, Connecticut, USA age 93 yrs 4 mths.

91. ii. Simeon WHEATON, b. 29 June 1753, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 20 December 1806, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA.

92. iii. Jeremiah WHEATON, b. 20 July 1755, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. 22 December 1840, Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, USA age 85.

iv. Levi WHEATON832,833, b. 1 March 1758, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA834; d. Unknown, Died young835.

 

More About Levi WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

v. Reuben WHEATON836, b. 22 May 1760, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA836; d. Unknown; m. (1) Sarah TARGEE837, 4 February 1782837; b. Abt. 1765838; d. Unknown; m. (2) Ruth SLADE839, 15 April 1787, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA839,840; b. 20 February 1764, "born on munday about Son Rise"841,842; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Reuben WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

1790 Swanzey, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 

More About Reuben WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Ruth SLADE:

There was a Ruth WHEATON born 1765 Massachusetts, USA living in Millcreek, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA in 1850. Was it this Ruth?

 

vi. Sarah WHEATON843, b. January 1763, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA843,844; d. Unknown; m. Barnard HALL844, 30 April 1786844; b. Abt. 1758845; d. Unknown.

vii. Sibble WHEATON846, b. 19 August 1766, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachussets, USA846,847; d. Unknown; m. Jeremiah CHASE847, 4 November 1787847; b. Abt. 1761848; d. Unknown.

 

Children of Levi WHEATON and Marcy LUTHER are:

93. viii. Levi5 WHEATON, b. 24 August 1797, Thompson, Connecticut, USA; d. Unknown.

94. ix. Earl Percy WHEATON, b. 10 June 1799, Thompson, Connecticut, USA; d. 1838.

x. Louisa WHEATON849, b. 1800850; d. Unknown.

xi. Jacob WHEATON851, b. 5 August 1802, Thompson, Connecticut, USA852; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Jacob WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut, USA

 

More About Jacob WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

xii. Eliza WHEATON852, b. 23 February 1807, Thompson, Connecticut, USA852; d. Unknown.

 

 

47. Joseph4 FISKE (Mary or Mehitable or Mercy3 WHEATON, Jeremiah2, Robert1)853 was born 1708853, and died 1784853.

Child of Joseph FISKE is:

95. i. Ephraim5 FISKE, b. 1734; d. 1794.

 

 

48. Noah4 FULLER (Tabitha3 WHEATON, Jeremiah2, Robert1)854 was born 18 October 1712 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA854, and died 1760854. He married Pricilla UNKNOWN wife of Noah FULLER. She was born Abt. 1717855, and died Unknown.

Child of Noah FULLER and Pricilla FULLER is:

i. Alethea5 FULLER, b. Abt. 1737855; d. Unknown; m. Amos BILL856, 3 March 1767, Cornwallis, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada856; b. 1730, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA856; d. Unknown.

 

 

49. Joseph4 WHEATON (Obadiah3, Obadiah2, Robert1)857,858,859 was born Abt. 1735 in Cumberland or Salem County, New Jersey, USA (probably)859,860, and died Bef. 1790861. He married Margarita Thomasse MEBIE, MAEBY or MABB862 14 May 1758 in Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, USA862. She was born 23 February 1729/30 in Schenectady, New York, USA862, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Joseph WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

She believes there are two children, Thomas (WEATON) and Reuben (WEATON)

1790 Schenectafy, Albany County, New York, USA

 

Information from B COLLINS 25/5/2011

Joseph evidently came to Schenectady as a young man

 

More About Joseph WHEATON:

Baptism: 8 June 1735, New North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 863

 

More About Margarita Thomasse MEBIE, MAEBY or MABB:

Baptism: 12 March 1731/32, First Reformed Dutch Chuch, Schenactady, New York, USA; witnesses Jelis can VORST and Elizabeth MEBI864

Children of Joseph WHEATON and Margarita MEBIE are:

96. i. Thomas5 WHEATON, b. 1759; d. Aft. 1790.

97. ii. Catarina WHEATON, b. 15 November 1761, Schenectady Co., New York, USA; d. 8 September 1842, Delhi, Delaware Co., New York, USA Age 81.

98. iii. Reuben WHEATON, b. 12 September 1763; d. Unknown.

99. iv. Annatje WHEATON, b. 1765; d. Unknown.

v. Elizabeth WHEATON864, b. 1768865; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHEATON:

Baptised as WHETON but entered here as WHEATON for indexing purposes

 

More About Elizabeth WHEATON:

Baptism: 16 October 1768, 1st Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, USA; parents Joseph WHETON and Margariet MEB866,867

 

100. vi. William WHEATON, b. 1771, Schenectady, New York, USA; d. Bet. 1800 - 1810, Possible death.

vii. Maria WHEATON868, b. 22 January 1775, From Record of Births recorded by Mrs Mary STEVENS, midwife, Schenectady, New York, USA868; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Maria WHEATON:

Baptised as WHETON but entered here as WHEATON for indexing purposes

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 17/2/2013

This birth is also recorded in the History of St. George's Church in the City of Schenectady Vol. 2 by Willis T. HARMON pg 177 (this is an Episcopal Church) Recorded as " 1775 January 22 at 6 a' Clock in the Morning was born unto Joseph and Margreata WHEATON a Daughter Baptized Maria"

 

More About Maria WHEATON:

Baptism: 26 February 1775, 1st Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, USA; parents Joseph WHETON and Margaret MEB; witnesses Thomas BETH and Maria BETH868,869

 

 

50. John4 WHEATON (James3, John2, Robert1)870 was born 13 August 1717 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA871, and died 7 April 1746 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA872. He married Elizabeth CARPENTER873 31 March 1744 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA873. She was born Abt. 1715873, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

There is a burial for a John WHEATON on the 25th February 1745 age 29 in the Wheaton Cemetery, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA

 

More About John WHEATON:

Burial: Unknown, Possibly 1745 see notes

Child of John WHEATON and Elizabeth CARPENTER is:

i. Sarah5 WHEATON874, b. 11 October 1746, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA874; d. Unknown.

 

 

51. Mary4 WHEATON (James3, John2, Robert1)875 was born 8 July 1718 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (sister born month later)876, and died 26 January 1778 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA876. She married (1) John BAYLEY876 9 October 1740876. He was born Abt. 1716876, and died Unknown. She married (2) Job KING876,877 15 February 1756 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA877. He was born 10 October 1736 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA877, and died Unknown.

Children of Mary WHEATON and Job KING are:

i. Mercy5 KING877, b. 1 August 1756, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA877; d. Unknown.

ii. Elizabeth KING877, b. 29 October 1757, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA877; d. Unknown.

iii. Joshua KING877, b. 3 May 1759, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA877; d. Unknown.

iv. Hannah KING877, b. Abt. 1760, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA878; d. Unknown.

v. Elisha KING879, b. 25 September 1766, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA879; d. Unknown.

 

 

52. Hannah4 WHEATON (James3, John2, Robert1)880 was born 30 June 1721 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA881, and died 1772 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA881. She married Benjamin BRAYTON881 8 September 1743 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA881,882. He was born 3 October 1722 in Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA (See Notes)883, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Benjamin BRAYTON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Name was Content BRAYTON

Children of Hannah WHEATON and Benjamin BRAYTON are:

i. Content5 BRAYTON883, b. 3 July 1744, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA883; d. 1822883; m. William HORTON883, 30 December 1770883; b. Abt. 1739, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA883,884; d. 1797, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA885.

ii. Patience BRAYTON886, b. 2 February 1745/46, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA886; d. Unknown.

iii. James Wheaton BRAYTON886, b. 7 October 1757, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA886; d. Unknown.

 

 

53. Jonathan4 WHEATON (James3, John2, Robert1)887 was born 7 April 1723 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (See notes)888, and died 25 December 1811 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (Date needs clarification)888. He married Phoebe PIERCE889 19 September 1751 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA890. She was born 16 February 1722/23 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA890, and died 24 May 1814 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA890.

 

Notes for Jonathan WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

1890 Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 

Information from Jeanette DIEFENBAUGH 6/6/2005

Arthur WHEATON's genealogical records dated 1899 states that Jonathan was born April 10. 1725 an died December 25 1811

 

Jeanette gives the following children for Jonathan and Phebe:

Miel Hirams WHEATON

John WHEATON b 1 June 1752 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

This may be the John WHEATON who married Phebe HUBBARD in 1770?

Elizabeth WHEATON b 31 March 1757 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA m THOMAS

Jonathan WHEATON Jr b 28 May 1758 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA d 30 September 1841 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

is this Jonathan's wife and children???

WHEATON, Jonathan

Marriage: 6 NOV 1792

Spouse: MARTIN, Sarepta

b. 30 MAR 1769 Rehoboth, Mass.

d. 22 FEB 1810

Parents:

Father: MARTIN, Silvanus

Mother: WHEELER, Martha

Children:

WHEATON, Philip Martin b. 29 SEP 1793 Rehoboth, Mass. d. 20 NOV 1793 Rehoboth, Mass.

WHEATON, Cyrus Martin b. 4 NOV 1794 Rehoboth, Mass.

WHEATON, William b. 1 MAR 1796 Rehoboth, Mass.

WHEATON, Philip b. 4 MAR 1798 Rehoboth, Mass.d. 14 MAY 1811

WHEATON, Mary b. 27 JAN 1802 Rehoboth, Mass.

WHEATON, George b. 9 JAN 1807 Rehoboth, Mass.d. 6 MAY 1807 Rehoboth, Mass.

 

More About JONATHAN WHEATON, JR: Burial: Wheaton Cemetery

Phebe WEATON born 4 March 1767

J??me WHEATON born 1742

 

More research is required to sort out this family.

 

 

More About Jonathan WHEATON:

Burial: 25 November 1811, Wheaton Cemetery, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (date needs clarification)

Residences: See Notes

Children of Jonathan WHEATON and Phoebe PIERCE are:

i. James5 WHEATON891, b. Abt. 1751892; d. Unknown.

ii. John WHEATON893, b. 1 June 1752, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA894; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for John WHEATON:

Information from Jeanette DIENFENBAUGH 6/6/2005

Perhaps this is the John WHEATON who married Phoebe HUBBARD

 

iii. David WHEATON895, b. Abt. 1754896; d. Unknown.

iv. Eunice WHEATON897, b. Abt. 1756898; d. Unknown.

v. Elizabeth WHEATON899, b. 31 March 1757, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA899; d. Unknown; m. James THOMAS900, 17 June 1777, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA900; b. Abt. 1752901; d. Unknown.

101. vi. Jonathan WHEATON, b. 28 May 1758, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. 30 September 1841, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA age 84.

vii. William WHEATON902, b. Abt. 1760903; d. Unknown.

viii. Seth WHEATON904, b. Abt. 1762905; d. Unknown.

ix. Betsey WHEATON906, b. Abt. 1763907; d. Unknown.

102. x. Mial Hirams WHEATON, b. 3 April 1764, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; d. 27 November 1852, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachussetts, USA age 89 yrs 6 mths.

xi. George WHEATON908, b. Abt. 1766909; d. Unknown.

103. xii. Phebe WHEATON, b. 4 March 1767, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

54. Nathaniel4 WHEATON (James3, John2, Robert1)910,911 was born 9 February 1724/25 in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA911,912,913, and died 11 November 1799 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA914. He married Martha HUNT915 29 December 1748 in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA915,916. She was born Abt. 1728 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA917,918,919, and died 9 February 1795919.

 

Notes for Nathaniel WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 26/11/2004

1790 Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 

More About Nathaniel WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

Children of Nathaniel WHEATON and Martha HUNT are:

i. Elizabeth5 WHEATON920, b. 11 May 1749, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA921; d. Unknown.

ii. James WHEATON922, b. 24 June 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA923; d. 3 October 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA923.

104. iii. Col. Joseph WHEATON, b. 8 October 1752, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. 24 July 1843, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

iv. Martha WHEATON924, b. 20 February 1755, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA925; d. Unknown.

105. v. Nathaniel WHEATON, b. 9 January 1758, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

vi. Ephraim WHEATON926, b. 9 June 1761, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA927; d. Unknown.

106. vii. Caleb WHEATON, b. 6 August 1763, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. 1 February 1828.

107. viii. James WHEATON, b. 21 October 1765, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

108. ix. Peter Hunt WHEATON, b. 21 August 1768, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (see notes); d. 3 October 1853, Seekonk, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

55. Mary4 WHEATON (Joseph3, John2, Robert1)928 was born 14 September 1714 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA928, and died 10 July 1756 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA928. She married Daniel HUNT928 29 December 1737 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA928. He was born 6 April 1712 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA928, and died 1 April 1781929.

Children of Mary WHEATON and Daniel HUNT are:

i. Molly5 HUNT930, b. 12 October 1738, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA930; d. Unknown; m. John ROWLAND930, 25 October 1759, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA930; b. Abt. 1733931; d. Unknown.

ii. Betty HUNT932, b. 2 January 1739/40, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932; d. 11 June 1743, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932.

iii. William HUNT932, b. 16 December 1741, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932; d. 7 June 1743, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932.

iv. Lucy HUNT932, b. 22 December 1743, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932; d. Unknown; m. Gideon JENCKES932, 8 December 1766, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA932; b. Abt. 1738933; d. Unknown.

v. Daniel HUNT934, b. 23 December 1745, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA934; d. 8 November 1773, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA934.

vi. Oliver HUNT934, b. 8 January 1747/48, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA934; d. Unknown.

vii. William HUNT934, b. 24 March 1748/49, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA934; d. Unknown; m. Martha FRANKLIN934, Aft. 8 July 1772934; b. Abt. 1752935; d. Unknown.

viii. Joseph Wheaton HUNT936, b. 26 February 1750/51, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA936; d. Unknown; m. Abigail BULLOCK936, Aft. 17 February 1776936; b. Abt. 1740936; d. Unknown.

ix. Benjamin HUNT936, b. 29 May 1753, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA936; d. Unknown.

 

 

56. Joseph4 WHEATON (Joseph3, John2, Robert1)937,938,939 was born 4 September 1717 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA940,941, and died 6 March 1789 in New Milford, Connecticut, USA Age 72 or 1 March 1789 Litchfield, Connecticut, USA (Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011)942,943,944. He married (1) Abigail PAINE945 19 June 1740 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA945. She was born 21 June 1722 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA945, and died 29 March 1743 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA945. He married (2) Lydia KENT946,947 30 October 1743 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA947. She was born 1720 in of Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (now Rhode Island)948,949, and died 24 October 1813 in New Milford, Lichfield Co., Connecticut, USA Age 93950,951,952,953.

 

Notes for Joseph WHEATON:

Addresses

of Seebonk, Rhode Island, USA

then of New Milford, Connecticut, USA

(Collected in June 2001 from documents held by Stephan PYENTA, Michigan, USA from

The Diary of Ellen Birsdeye WHEATON by E D B WHEATON with notes by Donald

GORDON, privately printed Boston 1923 p418-420)

 

Mentioned in his father's Will and was given land in Barrington, Rhode Island. Inventory of the Will was taken on 1 September 1737 with a value of 663 pounds (most of which 401 pounds was ina bond. (Information from Sepp BERGSCHNEIDER 16/6/2010)

 

"Joseph WHEATON, was the first settler in that part of New Milford now known as Marbledale and lying in the present town of Washington. In History of New Milford and Bridgewater, by Samuel ORCUTT, Hartford (1882), he is stated to have come from Seakonk, Rhode Island (now Massachusetts), and to have purchased a tract of 130 acres, July 6 1744. This place is still known as the "Wheaton Homestead".

 

In 1759 he purchased another farm of about 120 acres in New Milford, adjoining his original land on the south. His son, Sylvester WHEATON (father of Rev. Nathaniel Sheldon WHEATON, President of Trinity College Hartford), built a house on this latter trace during the revolution. Sylvester's granddaughter, Elvira WHEATON, married Ralph BUCKINGHAM and occupied the place for many years. Among her heirlooms was a teaspoon marked "L.K." and a wine glass 150 years old, both of which had belonged to Lydia Kent WHEATON. The Buckingham Place is now owned by Chester LYON".

 

Extracted from the web page for Litchfield County, Connecticut Archives

Book Title: HISTORY OF THE TOWNS OF NEW MILFORD AND BRIDGEWATER, CONNECTICUT, 1703-1882

CHAPTER XIX. THE NORTH END.

 

The Northville Burying Place.

 

In memory

of

JOSEPH WHEATON

one of the first settlers of Newpreston who

Departed this Life March the

6 AD 1789 in the 72d Year

of his Age.

I once was active

in the busy world

Till Fatal Death

his pointed arrows hurled

And plunged me in

this dreary volted tomb

Where you my wife

and children dear must quickly come.

 

"It was probably about 1748 when Theophilus BALDWIN Jr., and his brother Isaac BALDWIN settled on the east side of Mount Tom, and were the first who resided in that locality, except Eleazer BEECHER, so far as has been ascertained. Soon after this, Daniel HINE, who located first a little north of Park Lane school-house, settled on the farm northeast of Northville where his descendants still reside, but this was a little after Joseph WHEATON had settled at Marbledale. In the records of the First Ecclesiastical Society for October,1774, the following is found: "Voted that Abraham DATON, Daniel HINE, Samuel FARRAND, and Abel BUCKINGHAM shall nave the same privileges for schooling as other districts have, for the year ensuing; and Daniel HINE is chosen school committee and collector." This was, probably, the beginning of a district in that locality, and the vote granted those four families to have a separate school and receive their proportion of public money. According to Davis BALDWIN's narrative the first school-house at Northville was erected in 1783".

 

Marbledale.

 

Joseph WHEATON from Seakonk, Rhode Island, was the first permanent settler at this locality, in the town of New Milford. He married Lydia KENT, of Barrington,Mass. He purchased of Paul WELCH, July 6, 1744, "a tract of land in New Milford, near to the northeast corner of the old township, being near 130 acres, bounded as follows: beginning at the southwest corner a large heap of stones" thence

"northerly with a highway to the northwest corner, thence running easterly to a heap of stones on Woodbury line, thence south with said line to a stake," thence westerly to the first mentioned corner. This land was surveyed to Paul Welch some years before, and his brother John, now deceased, had land laid to him between this of Paul WELCH's and the northern boundary of the old township.

 

This tract of land lay east of the highway, and a little distance north of the present dwelling of Mr. Ralph BUCKINGHAM at Marbledale, and on it he built a house twenty rods, perhaps, back from the highway, but afterwards built one near the road, which locality is still known as the old WHEATON homestead. This land was in the old township of New Milford and not in the north purchase.

 

Seven days after Joseph WHEATON bought this land his first child, Lydia, was born, but its mother was not, probably, in New Milford; the next child, Joseph,was born in New Milford.

 

The tradition is that Joseph WHEATON when he settled here made his home some time with the first Daniel HINE near what is now Park Lane, because there was no family in the vicinity of his farm. Joseph WHEATON's dwelling-house and all papers were burned some years after the second one was completed and hence, the scarcity of the family records. The births of seven of his children are on the town records but nowhere else. He died early, but his widow survived him many years and was among the honored ones in the seating of the meeting-house at New Milford after her husband's decease.

 

In 1759, Joseph WHEATON bought another farm of about 120 acres adjoining his on the south, which was that whereon Mr. Ralph BUCKINGHAM now resides.

 

St. Andrew's Church in Marbledale.

 

As seen in the chapter on New Preston, among the early settlers of that place were persons who adhered to the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Thomas DAVIES baptized a number of children in that place during the years 1764 and 1765; and held several sevices there during that time.

 

In a letter dated June 25, 1764, Mr. DAVIES says: "In New Preston, a parish in Kent, they have most of the material for building a church which they determine to erect next summer, forty-five by thirty-five feet." In another letter dated June, 1765, he wrote: "The church I mentioned, which was to be erected this last spring in New Preston, is postponed until the next on account of the people's incapacity; not that they are so distressingly poor, but because there is no money in circulation." It is probable this church edifice was erected soon after, and stood on land now owned by Mr. George S. HOLT, a short distance east from Mr. David BURMHAM's store in the village of New Preston.

 

The parish records of St. Andrew's Church begin at a meeting held under the Act of the General Assembly, as to the organization of religious bodies, directed by William COGSWELL, justice of the peace. On June 24, 1784, John ITCHCOCK, Esqr., moderator, Stephen MOREHOUSE was chosen clerk, and sworn according to law, and Sylvester WHEATON, Jerod SPERRY, and Peter PORTER, were chosen society's committee.

 

"At a meeting warned and held June 26. 1784, the inhabitants of New Preston and East-Witch [Warren] of the denomination of the Church of England so called parishes, having formed themselves into a lawful society according to the late act of the General Assembly of this state of Connecticut:

 

We, the subscribers whose names are underwritten, being desirous for the promoting religion and good order, do acknowledge ourselves to be and belong to the above said body; and do by these presents form and incorporate into said society, as witness our hands."

 

From the town of New Milford:

 

Stephen Morehouse, Benjamin Morehouse, Stephen Morehouse, Jr., Abel Bostwick, Ichabod Bostwick, Zachariah Bostwick, Joseph Bostwick, Ebenezer Bostwick. Reuben Dayton, Eli Dayton, Samuel Hill, Samuel Hill, Jr., John Jones, Elizur Hendryees, Jonathan Hill, Thaddeus Peet, Thaddeus Peet, Jr., Samuel Peet, George Peet, Samuel W. Peet, David Peet, Joseph Peet, Ebenezer Pickett, Gillead Sperry, Julius Stone, Philo Sperry, Benajah Stone, Jerod Sperry, Daniel Stone, Uriah Pickett, Esek WHEATON,

 

From the township of Kent:

 

John Handford, Dosert Handford, Michael Barlow, John Peet, Abel Turrell, Daniel Owen, Peabody Smith, Elijah Waller, Daniel Hill.

 

From the township of Washington:

 

Nathaniel Bozworth, Jr., Jabez Bozworth, Joseph Bozworth, James Bozworth, James Baker, Jr., Isaiah Bunce, Robert Dickenson, Ebenezer Lacey, Isaac Lacey, Daniel Bunnell, Joseph WHEATON, Sylvester WHEATON, Orange WHEATON, Caleb Rude, John Rude, Lestor Rude, Jonah Rude, David Meeker, Hezekiah Beardsley, John Parkus.

 

From the township of Warren:

 

John Barns, Park Beaman, John Hitchcock, Asahel Hitchcock, Samuel Littlefield, Samuel Morris, Jr., Peter Porter, Benjamin Saunders, Ethel Peet, James Mosher.

 

Test, a true record from the assignments,

 

STEPHEN MOREHOUSE, Register"

 

At a meeting held at the Church in New Preston, Aug. 23, 1784, Capt Peter PORTER, moderator.

 

"Voted to hire preaching or some candidate to read prayers according to our subscription. For collectors:-Samuel LITTLEFIELD, for East Greenwitch and the Great Hollow [Warren and Kent Hollow], Jesse BAKER for Washington, David PEET for New Milford."

 

The Rev. Richard CLARKE had charge of this parish in Connecticut with New Milford and other places after the death of the Rev. Thomas DAVIES, from 1767 to 1783; and some difficulty arose between the parish and Mr. CLARK, so that they "voted that Sylvester WHEATON be a committee to carry on the suit with Mr. CLARK, and to employ an attorney on our behalf." The question of difference seems to have been as to Mr. CLARK's salary, for the parish in 1785 appointed Sylvester WHEATON, Samuel LITTLEFIELD, Elijah WALLER, Israel SPERRY, and John PEET, a committee "to treat with Mr. CLARK and to settle with him from December, 1767, to December, 1783," if they could, but in the effort they failed, and hence the suit, of which we have no further information.

 

During the Revolutionary War, such was the feeling towards the Church of England, here, that it was necessary for the preservation of the Church to discontinue services and board up the windows, as some thought it a display of patriotism to throw stones through the windows and otherwise injure the building, and services were held occasionally at private houses. There is no evidence of disloyalty to the colonies on the part of the church. Two sons of Joseph WHEATON, a leading member of this parish, were in the war, and they, Benjamin and Joseph, Jr., were soldiers and were taken prisoners and suffered

all the horrors of imprisonment in New York, during its occupancy by the British. Upon the entrance of the American army into that city their brother Sylvester WHEATON, going to assist them home, carried one brother in his arms out of the city, and leaving him to go for the other, on his return found the first one dead, and the other did not live to return home.

 

The Rev. Ashbel BALDWIN was the first settled minister after the organization under the statute law, after the Revolution.

 

The parish was connected with the parishes of Washington, Kent, New Milford, and New Fairfield, as a vote taken Sept. 1, 1787, shows the laying of a tax of two pence on the pound " to be used in connection with those parishes, or otherwise as the committee see best for us in general."

 

At a society's meeting, April 6, 1790, "Voted that the societies belonging to New Preston will assist Mr. Elijah WALLER in trying a suit at law with the Washington collectors for taking Waller's money for the Presbyterian Order, and bear the cost and counsel that shall arise before a single justice of the peace, and if judgment shall come out in his favor the money shall be cast into the treasury of New Preston."

 

"October 29, 1790. Voted to raise twenty-eight pounds lawful money-the two-thirds in produce, the one-third in money for the support of the Rev. Truman MARSM, provided he will hold himself to be our incumbent, the same to be"paid to Mr. MARSH by the first of January annually." Mr. MARSH was their Rector until October 31, 1799; residing in New Milford and serving the Episcopal Church at that place during the same time.

 

At a meeting held Jan. 2, 1791, soon after Mr. Marsh's settlement here, they voted that the standing committee should go with James BOZWORTH, Sylvester WHEATON, and Stephen MOREHOUSE, and view the church to see what alterations it was best to make, and in accordance with the report they voted to "lower the church to one tier of windows, proportionable to a handsome conveniency with one front gallery, as Messrs. James BOZWORTH and Sylvester WHEATON shall say." At that time New Preston Hill was the more important place, and soon a committee was appointed to place a stake not over forty rods from the Rev. Mr. DAY's meeting-house, as a location on which to build a church or to which to remove the old one.

 

In 1793, the first record is made about buying the Friends' meeting-house which stood at the north end of the Northville burying-place. This was the one that Jemima WILKINSON preached in four or five years; she having been removed some years to the Genesee country.

 

At a meeting held Aug. 25, 1796, it was voted to buy "the Friends'

meeting-house on condition that the subscription should be sufficient." This house was purchased but subsequent events have demonstrated the movement to leave New Preston village one of great error, for by it they lost a large part of the northern portion of the parish, and that loss has never been recovered. The decay of the marble business in Marbledale and the attractions of Lake Waraumaug as a summer resort have made New Preston-known for many years as Waraumaug-the center of business and social life for this region of country, and in all probability had the location of the church never been changed it would have attained a larger influence than it now holds.

 

The Rev. Joseph PERRY succeeded Rev. Mr. MARSH as acting clergyman to this parish, remaining until September, 1802, after which there was a vacancy until the settlement of the Rev. Benjamin BENHAM in January, 1807. He continued rector in connection with the Churches of New Milford and Roxbury until 1812; when he was succeeded in St. Andrew's parish by the Rev. Sturges GILBERT, who was, at his own request, dismissed by vote of the parish, Sept. 21, 1816.

 

At this time the question of a new house of worship was agitated, and it was decided inexpedient to repair the church, and a vote was passed that it was expedient to erect a new church on New Preston Hill, and that if $1,600 could be raised by subscription, to proceed to build the church. The ground was purchased on New Preston Hill, in accordance with this vote, but there being a difference of opinion the matter was delayed, and finally it was built where it now stands

in Marbledale village.

 

After the dismissal of the Rev. Mr. GILBERT there are records of services held by the Rev. Mr. GLOVER and the Rev. Samuel B. HALL.

 

The Rev. George B. ANDREWS was settled herein 1819; he being a very capable minister, and during his rectorship the present church edifice was erected, and upon the completion of it the following request was made for its dedication.

 

OCTOBER 14, 1823.

To the Rt. Rev. THOMAS C. BROWNELL, Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut:

 

RT. REV. SIR: The people of the Parish of New Preston having erected a house for Divine worship:

 

We the Wardens and Vestrymen of the parish request that the said building be consecrated to the service of Almighty God, according to the rites and usages of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

 

GIDEON STARR WILLIAM HANDFORD,

JOHN COGSHALL ERASTUS LOVERIDGE,

Wardens. ALVIN BROWN,

Vestrymen.

 

In the Bishop's report at the next convention he said: "At New Preston on the 16th [of October, 1823] consecrated the new edifice by the name of St. Andrew's Church. The occasion excited a lively interest, and drew together a large concourse of people, among whom were thirteen of the clergy of our church. The new edifice thus consecrated to the worship of God does great credit to the zeal and liberality of the parish. It is constructed of durable material, and in the Gothic style of architecture. The interior is well finished and conveniently arranged, and the decorations of the pulpit, chancel, and desk are handsome and appropriate. The congregation is not large nor wealthy, yet the spirit with which they are animated has enabled them to erect the church within a very short period, and to pay for it entirely from their own resources. Some may have spared from their exigencies, yet it is believed they are far from feeling impoverished by their exertions, and they may have a religious trust that what they have thus lent unto the Lord will be repaid in blessings on themselves and their posterity."

 

In 1826 and 7 the Rev. Ezra B. KELLOGG was the officiating minister, the Rev. Mr. ANDREWS in charge; in 1829 the Rev. Henry FINCH; in 1830 the Rev. Isaac JONES; in 1831 the Rev. Henry S. ATWATER; in 1836 the Rev. Enoch HUNTINGTON, of New Milford; in 1838 the Rev. Riverius CAMP, who was succeeded by the Rev. Henry Beers SHERMAN; in 1839 the Rev. George Sewell GORDEON; in 1844 the Rev. Alfred Marsen LOUTREL; in 1846 the Rev. William LONG; in 1849the Rev. James L. SCOTT; in 1853 the Rev. Nathaniel S. WHEATON, D.D., while the church was being repaired; in 1853 to Easter, 1854, the Rev. Robert F. CLUTE, and then the Rev. James L. SCOTT to December, 1867; from August, 1868, the Rev. Henry C. RANDALL to Nov. 17, 1869; the Rev. Charles HUSBAND, who died Dec. 20, 1870; and in 1872 the Rev. John N. MERWIN, who died May 17, 1874. On June 28, 1874, the Rev. William S. PECK was settled as rector, and continues active and successful at the present time.

 

Two bequests are held for the benefit of pew-holders in this church; one was given by the late Samuel HILL for the benefit of those who reside in New Milfordin New Preston Society, which amounts at present to $1,900; and one of $500 given by the late Nathaniel BROWN to be applied to all members outside of the above stated limits.

 

In 1853 the Rev. Nathaniel S. WHEATON, D.D., son of Sylvester and grandson of Joseph WHEATON, one of the first settlers and churchmen of New Preston, purchased and gave to the parish the rectory, now occupied by the rector, at an expense of $1,250. About the same time the church was much enlarged and improved at an expense of over $2,000, to which he contributed liberally.

 

Information from George W WHEATON

Notes for Joseph Wheaton: from Cornelia (Mosier) Wheaton's "Wheaton

Genealogy": "Joseph Wheaton was one of the first settlers of New Preston. He was from Seakonk, RI. His house was built on what is now Wheaton Road in Marble Dale, then called New Preston. The house stood by a brook across the road from the present (1979) Chet Lyons house. Orcutt's 'History of New Milford' says that Joseph Wheaton built two houses. The first burned some years after the second was built. In it were all family records. The births of seven of his children are on the town records (New Milford) but nowhere else."

 

More About Joseph WHEATON:

Burial: March 1789, Northville Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA954,955

Residences: See Notes

 

Notes for Abigail PAINE:

Information from Bart SAXBE to Kelly WHEATON 8/5/2013

Abigail PAINE was a minor (over the age of 14) at the time of the marriage and chose her husband as her guardian 21 April 1741 (Bristol Probate Abstracts). She was married just a couple of days before her 18th birthday.

 

Notes for Lydia KENT:

Addresses

"of Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (now Rhode Island)

 

Extracted from the web page for Litchfield County, Connecticut Archives

Book Title: HISTORY OF THE TOWNS OF NEW MILFORD AND BRIDGEWATER, CONNECTICUT, 1703-1882

CHAPTER XIX. THE NORTH END

 

The Northville Burying Place.

 

In

memory of

MRS LYDIA WHEATON

relict of

Mr Joseph Wheaton

who died

Oct 24, 1813

Aged 93.

 

 

More About Lydia KENT:

Burial: October 1813, Northville Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA956,957

Child of Joseph WHEATON and Abigail PAINE is:

i. Nathaniel5 WHEATON958, b. 7 July 1742, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA958; d. Unknown.

 

Children of Joseph WHEATON and Lydia KENT are:

109. ii. Lydia5 WHEATON, b. 13 July 1744; d. Unknown.

110. iii. Joseph Jr WHEATON, b. 1 March 1745/46, New Milford, Connecticut, USA; d. Abt. 1777, New York, USA During revolution of Smallpox.

111. iv. Eseck WHEATON, b. 5 January 1747/48, New Milford, Connecticut, USA See notes; d. 2 June 1830, Marbledale, New Milford, Connecticut, USA Age 82.

112. v. Benjamin WHEATON, b. 30 November 1749, New Milford, Connecticut, USA; d. Abt. 1777, During revolution in NYC prison.

113. vi. Sylvester WHEATON, b. 14 July 1752, New Milford, Connecticut, USA (or 25th July); d. 27 November 1835, New Milford, Connecticut, USA Age 83 years 4 months.

vii. Solomon or Salmon WHEATON959, b. 29 October 1754, New Milford, Connecticut, USA960; d. Unknown, During revolution before 1783961.

 

Notes for Solomon or Salmon WHEATON:

From The Diary of Ellen Birsdeye WHEATON by E D B WHEATON with notes by Donald GORDON, privately printed Boston 1923 p418-420

"Three of Augustus WHEATON's uncles were in the Revolution, Benjamin, Sylvester and Salmon. Benjamin and Salmon were captured and imprisoned in the "Old New York Sugar House," but both became so ill they were released. Sylvester went to bring them home. He carried one of them outside the city, left him by the roadside and went back for the other. On his return he found the first brother dead, and the other brother died on the way home".

 

Information from George W WHEATON

Solomon may have died before the British vacated New York City in 1783

 

viii. Anne WHEATON962, b. 10 February 1757, New Milford, Connecticut, USA962; d. Unknown; m. Ichabod BOSTWICK962, 8 October 1780, New Milford, Connecticut, USA962; b. Abt. 1752963; d. Unknown.

114. ix. Orange WHEATON, b. 19 September 1760, New Milford, Connecticut, USA; d. 19 December 1834, New Milford, Connecticut, USA Age 74.

 

 

57. Amy4 WHEATON (Joseph3, John2, Robert1)964 was born 6 January 1727/28 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964, and died Unknown. She married Stephen ALLEN964 22 July 1747 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964. He was born 29 August 1725 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Amy WHEATON:

Information on Circular Chart from Bonnie WHEATON 12/2004

This shows this daughter as Annie

Children of Amy WHEATON and Stephen ALLEN are:

i. Amy5 ALLEN964, b. 1 February 1747/48, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964; d. Unknown.

ii. Elizabeth ALLEN964, b. 18 January 1748/49, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964; d. Unknown.

iii. Lydia ALLEN964, b. 24 October 1750, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA964; d. Unknown; m. John FRENCH965, 6 June 1771, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA965; b. 21 February 1746/47, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA965; d. Unknown.

iv. Lucy ALLEN966, b. 16 August 1752, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA966; d. Unknown.

v. Squire ALLEN966, b. 2 October 1754, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA966; d. Unknown.

vi. Mollie ALLEN966, b. 10 August 1756, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA966; d. Unknown; m. Thomas LAW967, Aft. 19 June 1775967; b. Abt. 1751968; d. Unknown.

vii. Rebecca ALLEN969, b. 9 June 1759, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA969; d. Unknown.

viii. Stephen ALLEN969, b. 13 August 1761, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA969; d. Unknown.

ix. Nehemiah ALLEN969, b. 16 December 1763, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA969; d. Unknown.

x. William ALLEN969, b. 6 September 1767, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA969; d. Unknown.

xi. Esek ALLEN969, b. 12 September 1770, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA969; d. Unknown.

 

 

58. William4 WHEATON (Isaac3, John2, Robert1)970,971 was born 22 December 1730 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA972,973,974, and died Unknown. He married Rebecca TAYLOR975,976 14 February 1754 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA976. She was born Abt. 1730977, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Lived in Providence, Rhode Island. USA

 

More About William WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

Children of William WHEATON and Rebecca TAYLOR are:

i. Deborah5 WHEATON978, b. 14 February 1756, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA978,979; d. 3 June 1788980; m. Captain Tom BRANFORD980; b. Abt. 1751981; d. Unknown.

ii. Polly WHEATON982, b. 26 June 1759, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA982,983; d. Unknown; m. Philip BROWN983, 20 September 1777, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA983; b. Abt. 1754984; d. Unknown.

iii. Joseph WHEATON985, b. 16 December 1761, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA985,986; d. 22 April 1789987.

iv. Ruth WHEATON987, b. 6 September 1764, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA987,988; d. 3 February 1779989.

v. William WHEATON989, b. 19 January 1767, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA989,990; d. 1 March 1791991.

vi. Lydia WHEATON991, b. 29 January 1770, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA991,992; d. Unknown; m. Benjamin TURPIN992, 24 November 1787, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA992; b. Abt. 1765993; d. Unknown.

 

 

59. Amey4 PERRY (Patience3 BUTTERWORTH, Hannah/Anna2 WHEATON, Robert1)994 was born 1720 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA994, and died Unknown. She married Unknown CAMP994. He was born Abt. 1715995, and died Unknown.

Child of Amey PERRY and Unknown CAMP is:

115. i. Amey Perry5 CAMP, b. 1744, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

 

 

60. Captain Caleb4 WHEATON (James3, Ephraim2, Robert1)996,997 was born 1 October 1713 in Bay Colony, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA998,999,1000, and died 26 March 1788 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1001. He married (1) Elizabeth FISHER1002 8 September 1736 in Needham, Massachusetts, USA1002. She was born Abt. 17181003, and died Unknown. He married (2) Mary OWEN1004 8 April 1767 in Cornwallis Township, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada1005. She was born Abt. 17271005, and died 10 December 1810 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Notes for Captain Caleb WHEATON:

Notes for Captain Caleb WHEATON:

I have received information from a variety of sources, which does not always agree. Below are details sent to me by various WHEATON researchers.

 

from Bill WHEATON 20/10/2001

from "The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia" by Arthur W H Eaton

"Captain Caleb and Mary (OWEN) WHEATON seem to have been the founders of the WHEATON family in King's County. They arrived in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia in 1761. Cornwallis is across the Minas Basin from Fox River and West of Wolfville along the Bay of Fundy"

 

"Grants given in Cornwallis: Caleb WHATON 250 acres September 6th 1763"

 

from Jean SHERWOOD 29/10/2001

"Caleb born in the US 1716-1788, who fought in the US wars and was banished under the Massachuesetts Banishment Act to Nova Scotia, where he landed with his wife Mary and founded the name WHEATON in Kings Co. He was granted land in 1763 in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, just outside Halifax. He was a United Empire Loyalist as was his son James, Thomas and Daniel".

(My (JKW) note - at present I do not have sons James, Thomas and Daniel)

 

From Meg CROSTHWAITE to Bill WHEATON 9/1/2002

from "Planters and Pioneers Nova Scotia 1749-1775" by Esther Clark WRIGHT P 285

"WHEATON Caleb, Capt....Cornwallis 1761

Children: George Lucana, Caleb Jr. Joseph, Sarah, Edward Cornwallis, Letitia, Comfort, Cynthia"

 

from Daniel WHEATON 6 March 2002

"Caleb WHEATON sr, served in the Provincial forces as a Lieut. and Quarter Master as far back as Annapolis and Minas. He returned to Halifax after the evacuation of Boston.

 

Lieut.Caleb WHEATON visited England and had breakfast with the Duke of Kent".

 

Information from Daniel WHEATON 7/3/2002

From the History of the County of Guysborough pagew 125 and 126

"Caleb Wheaton, an officer in the British Army, came here to locate. He had occasion to visit Antigonish, and was obliged to make the journey in a canoe, with an Indian. He was appointed by the Government "to look after vessels," and was coming from Halifax with his wife and family, when the vessel struck on a rock near St Andrews.s Channel, west of Canso, and sank. A boat had hastily been made ready, in which Mrs. Wheaton, who was ill, was placed on a bed, and with what few articles could be saved, they escaped to the shore. That night was passed in the woods. The next day, a sail appeared. The ship-wrecked party rowed out and hailed the stranger, which proved to be a French vessel bound to Arichat. All assistance was refused till Mrs. Wheaton spoke to them in French, a language with which she was quite familiar. This produced an immediate change. They tarried to render assistance, but finding upon closer investigation that the forlorn party was really English they hearlessly declined giving any help. The magic influence of gold was next resorted to, and even a enemy's heart was no proof agains this subtle agency. A lavish transfer was soon arranged, and they were safely landed at the Strait. During a visit to England Lieut. Wheaton was invited to breakfast with the Duke of Kent and found 200 sovereigns under his plate.

 

History of Antigonish Harbour

Page 10

Lieutentant Wheaton lived at Antigonish Harbour

Wheaton sold liquor at the Town Point."

 

Information from Mary Marshall BATES 24th April 2002

The primary compilers of the descendants of Caleb Wheaton were Anne Warner Hendsbee, brothers Daniel and Ronald Wheaton and Mary Marshall Bates. Additional sources appear as endnotes.

According to record, Caleb Wheaton was an American by birth and was a Customs officer and trader in Machais, ME. From 1744, he served in all the wars in America. In the corps raised by Governor Shirley for the defense of the garrison at Annapolis Royal, he was Lieutenant and Quartermaster. Subsequently, he was commander of Fort St. George in Eastern Massachusetts. As a Loyalist, he was hunted from place to place. Ordered by General Sir William Howe, he pulled down the old North Meeting House in Boston, MA.

In 1761, Caleb was granted Lot 7 (44 acres), Div. 2 in Cornwallis Township. In March, 1776 on the voyage to Halifax, NS with British troops from Boston, MA, he and his family were taken prisoners on the brig Elizabeth and were detained in prison for three months. From 1777, he was a Lieutenant in the Guides and Pioneers.

Caleb Wheaton had sixteen children. During the Revolutionary War five son's served in the King's service, one of whom was killed in battle. At the end of the War, two sons, John and Caleb, were granted half-pay of lieutenants. Another was a pilot in the Royal Navy in Nova Scotia. The fifth son Joseph also a Loyalist was taken prisoner and confined in the Concord Jail. There he was induced to join the Americans and was given a commission as Ensign.

In Correspondence dated 26 March 1788 anouncing Captain Caleb Wheaton's death, W. Collins added that Caleb "has" two wives living, one at Halifax who shared his sufferings and hardships as a Loyalist, the other near Rochester, Kent, England."

 

Information from Jean SHERWOOD 1/2/2003

Captain Caleb WHEATON captained a Ferry the "City of Bristol" and after changing ships on a stormy night in November 1787 he drowned. Lost at sea

 

 

More About Captain Caleb WHEATON:

Occupation: Customs Officer and Trader (Kelley WHEATON 3/2/2011)

 

More About Mary OWEN:

Burial: Unknown, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Children of Caleb WHEATON and Elizabeth FISHER are:

i. Nathaniel5 WHEATON1006, b. 9 December 17361006; d. Unknown.

116. ii. Elizabeth WHEATON, b. 10 April 1739, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA; d. 24 April 1772, Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.

iii. Joseph WHEATON1006, b. 24 August 17401006; d. Bef. 17541007.

iv. Katherine WHEATON1008, b. 9 August 17411008; d. Unknown.

v. Caleb Jr WHEATON1008, b. 12 June 17431008; d. 17441008.

vi. Mary WHEATON1008, b. 17 January 1745/461008; d. Unknown.

117. vii. George Ebenezer WHEATON, b. 6 February 1748/49, St George River, New England USA; d. Unknown.

118. viii. Mary WHEATON, b. Abt. 1751; d. Bef. 1817.

ix. Lucinda or Lucana WHEATON1009,1010, b. 3 June 1751, Chentogoe, Virginia, USA1011,1012; d. Unknown.

119. x. Caleb Jr WHEATON, b. 20 July 1753, Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA; d. 3 August 1826, Gut of Canso, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

xi. Joseph WHEATON1013, b. 30 December 1754, Jamaica, Long Island, USA1013; d. Unknown; m. Sally FLETCHER1014, 9 August 1786, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1014; b. Abt. 17591015; d. Unknown.

120. xii. John WHEATON, b. 9 August 1756, Jamaica, Long Island, USA; d. 25 September 1820, Plaister Cover, Nova Scotia, Canada.

xiii. Sarah WHEATON1016, b. 3 March 1758, Jamaica, Long Island, USA1016; d. Unknown; m. Thomas CRIBBIN1017, 12 December 1776, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1017; b. Abt. 17531018; d. Abt. 1789, Dorchester, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada1019.

 

Notes for Thomas CRIBBIN:

From Mary BATES 24/4/2002

"At the time of his marriage, Thomas was a bachelor living in Halifax, NS. Thomas' mother

inlaw wrote a letter dated 11 November 1788 regarding Captain Thomas Cribben's estate. He

was granted compensation for the loss of his property and income as a customs officer during

the war. The only reference to an officer of this name in the Muster Roll Series, 1710-1774, of

Massachusetts is a Lieutentant in command of a detachment that served from 15 October 1748

to 20 January 1749. Thomas Cribben, half-pay naval officer petitioned for land on the south

side of Cape George."

 

 

xiv. Samuel WHEATON1019, b. Abt. 17591019; d. 28 October 1830, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1019.

 

Notes for Samuel WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Canandaiguam Ontario, New York, USA (possible address)

 

More About Samuel WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

xv. Edward Cornwallis WHEATON1020,1021, b. 26 October 1760, Cornwallis Township, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada1022,1023,1024; d. Unknown.

xvi. Letitia WHEATON1025, b. 13 August 1762, Cornwallis Township, King, Nova Scotia, Canada1025,1026; d. Unknown; m. Lt. Bryant MEIGHAM1026, August 1790, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada1026; b. Abt. 17571027; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Lt. Bryant MEIGHAM:

Information from Mary BATES 24/4/2002

"Bryan Meighan was a Lt. in the Duke of Cumberland's Regiment. In 1793, he was assesed 61lb.

in the Township of Guysborough,Manchester. In the same year he was in Antigonish having

sold his Manchester Township lands being 600 acres of rear lands and town lot #7 in the

southeast division block K."

 

 

Marriage Notes for Letitia WHEATON and Bryant MEIGHAM:

Information from Mary BATES 24/4/2002

"(Illegible writing) Day of August 17__, Bryan Meighan,Esq. was married to Miss Letitia

Wheaton, agreeable to the Form of Matrimony used in the Church of England by me T.W.

Hierlihy, J.P.. Recorded at the request of Mrs. Mary Wheaton by me Thomas Cutler, Town

Clerk 2 December 1802." Note: This marriage may have been performed at Antigonish."

 

 

xvii. Comfort WHEATON1028, b. 24 February 17651028; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Comfort WHEATON:

From http://en.wikisource.org/wiki

Harding v. Handy/Opinion of the Court

THESE were cross appeals from the decrees of the Circuit Court of Rhode Island.

The bill filed in the Court below by the appellants, Harding, and Nancy his wife, and Sterling Wheaton, alleged, that they, with four others not made parties to the suit, together with Caleb Wheaton, one of the defendants, were entitled, as heirs at law of Comfort Wheaton, deceased, to the real property mentioned in the bill, and situate in the State of Rhode Island. That Comfort W., about the year 1802, began to exhibit symptoms indicating a loss of intellect, and soon became, from various causes mentioned in the bill, incompetent to the management of his estate, and died in 1810. That, under these circumstances, the defendant, Caleb W., (his son,) and who acted as well for himself, as in behalf of the plaintiffs, and the defendant Handy, (the son-in-law of Comfort W., entered into an agreement to endeavour to take his estate out of his hands, and to preserve it for the benefit of his heirs at law. That it was agreed that Comfort W. should be prevailed on to convey his real property to Handy, for a nominal consideration, who should forthwith execute an instrument of writing, declaring that he took and held the same in trust; first, to provide for the decent support of the grantor, during his life; and, after a full remuneration for his expenses and trouble in that respect, to hold the residue of the estate for the benefit of the heirs at law. That, on the 9th of May, 1805, Handy did procure such conveyance, for the nominal consideration of 2,178 dollars, from Comfort W., and entered upon, possessed, and enjoyed, the property in question; but that he refused to execute any declaration of trust as he had agreed, but held the property, claiming it as his own. The bill then alleged, that the defendant, Caleb W., after the death of his father, Comfort W., acting on behalf, and for the benefit of, the heirs, procured letters of administration of the personal estate of Comfort W. to be issued by the proper Court, and caused such further proceedings to be had, as that the administrator exposed to sale the real property before mentioned, which had been conveyed to Handy, and that Caleb W. became the purchaser thereof, for the general benefit of the heirs. That various suits at law had resulted from these transactions, (and, among others, an ejectment brought by the defendant, Handy, against the defendant, Caleb W.,) by which the value of the property had been much deteriorated. The bill then prayed for an account respecting the property; that a decree might be rendered, exonerating it from the deeds to the defendant, Handy, after satisfying his just claims, and ordering one fifth part of the real estate to be set off to the plaintiff, Nancy H., and one fifth to the plaintiff, Sterling W.; and for general relief.

 

The answer of the defendant, Handy, denied that Comfort W. was incapable of conveying his property when the deeds of the 9th of May, 1805, were executed; and insisted that his intellect was perfectly sound at that time. It also denied, that he, the defendant, purchased as a trustee, and averred, that he was a purchaser for a valuable and full consideration. The answer of the other defendant, Caleb W., admitted the allegations of the bill, and submitted to any decree the Court might think equitable.

 

A great mass of testimony taken in the Court below, appeared in the record, which was very contradictory, as to the capacity of Comfort W. to make the conveyance in question.

 

The Circuit Court, by its interlocutory decree, directed that the deeds of the 9th of May, 1805, should be set aside, as having been obtained by false impressions made on a mind enfeebled by old age, and various other causes; and that an account of the receipts and disbursements of the defendant, Handy, should be taken, and that he should be credited for all advances made, and charges incurred, for the maintenance of Comfort W. during his lifetime, and for repairs and improvements made on the real estate. Exceptions were filed by both parties to the report. which was confirmed by the Court below. The final decree declared, that the real estates conveyed to the defendant, Handy, should stand charged with the amount of the balance of the account due to him; that the same should be sold, and the proceeds brought into Court; that the said balance should be paid to him, deducting his proportion of the charges, &c. and the residue, deducting their proportions, &c. should be paid over, and distributed among the heirs at law of Comfort W. If there be any such heirs, not made parties, they to be at liberty to come in under the decree, and receive their shares, paying their proportions of costs and expenses, otherwise to be excluded. That each party before the Court should pay his own costs, excepting the fees of the officers of the Court, which should be a charge on the property, and borne by the parties according to their respective proportions of interest in the proceeds of the sale.

 

From this decree both parties appealed.

Mr. Wheaton, for the original plaintiffs, made the following points:

1. That the decree ought to be reversed, so far as it declared, that the real property should stand charged with the advances made by the defendant, Handy.

2. That it ought, in all other respects, to be affirmed.

 

On the first point, he contended, that the deeds having been obtained by the imposition of the grantee on the grantor, the property ought not to stand charged with the expenses incurred by the former. That, even supposing him to have held as a trustee during the lifetime of the plaintiff's ancestor; after that period he ceased to hold in that capacity, and became a malae fidei possessor, who was not entitled to be allowed for improvements made on the land. #fna [1]

 

On the second point, he argued, (1.) as to the objection made in the Court below, of the defect of jurisdiction in that Court; that the words of the Judiciary Act of 1789, c. 20. s. 16. providing that suits in equity should not be sustained in the Courts of the Union, 'in any case where plain, adequate, and complete remedy, can be had at law,' were not intended to abridge the equity jurisdiction of those Courts; that it had been frequently determined, that the proceedings in those Courts were to be according to the English system of equity, both as to principles, practice, and jurisdiction; #fnb [2] that fraud and trust were familiar subjects of cognizance in the Court of Chancery; and that equity often interfered to redress fraud, even after a verdict and judgment at law. #fnc [3] That this was not a case analogous to that which had been cited in the proceedings below, where the only ground of equitable interference was a discovery sought to establish the

2. Another objection was, that this was an attempt to establish a trust by parol evidence, contrary to the statute of frauds. The Court below did not consider it necessary to determine this point, because, at all events, there was a resulting trust for the heirs, (after allowing for advances, &c.) which, even in England, might, unquestionably, be established by parol. But a comparison of the English statute of frauds, 29 Charles II. c. 3. with the provisions of the local statute of Rhode Island on the same subject, would show, that the latter did not extend to trusts, and, therefore there could be no question of the admissibility of parol evidence in this case.

3. It was a case of imposition practised by a son-in-law upon his father-in-law, an old man, infirm in body and mind, morally and physically incapable of managing his own affairs, and of resisting the influence and importunities of the other party, standing in that intimate relation. It was analogous to other cases of fraudulent and hard bargains made with expectant heirs, and other persons standing in peculiar relations, rendering them liable to imposition. The great leading case on the general analogy, was that of Chesterfield v. Jansen, #fne [4] which was not cited

Mr. Coxe, (with whom was Mr. Webster,) for the defendant, Handy, argued, (1.) That there was a defect of jurisdiction in the Court below, proceeding as a Court of equity. A complete and adequate remedy at law existed. If the deeds were invalid on the ground of fraud and imposition, that question might be tried in an action at law. It had been so tried and determined. #fnl [5]

2. It appeared, on the face of the bill itself, that there were other children of Comfort W. who are his heirs at law, but who had not been joined in the present suit. They were equally interested with the other plaintiffs, and should, therefore, have been joined. Their interests are also affected by the decree. It is not too late to take advantage of this objection. #fnm [6]

3. The bill contained multifarious matters which ought not to be joined. Each of the defendants claimed to have the legal estate in him, in opposition to each other. There was no privity between them as to their respective interests; and before the plaintiffs could have any interest in vacating the deeds of the defendant, Handy, the deed of the defendant, Caleb W., must to removed. The establishment of their right agaisnt one defendant was a prerequisite to their calling upon the other to answer.

4. The main object of the bill, and that attained by the decree, was to enforce specifically a parol agreement, alleged to have been made between the two defendants, denied by the defendant, Handy, and not proved by any competent testimony. The contract proved is wholly different from that alleged. Such a contract as is

5. If, however, he was in the state of mind in which the bill represents him, the plaintiffs, by their agent, participated in the fraud, and, therefore, have no right to call upon a Court of equity to interfere, to relieve them from the web in which they have entangled themselves. #fno [7]

6. The plaintiffs are barred by lapse of time.

7. The decree sanctions an attempt to establish a contract concerning lands, and a trust in real estate, by parol evidence. The proof of a trust lies on the party who alleges it. #fnp [8] In this case, the conveyances are absolute on the face of them, and the evidence of a trust is wholly aliunde. To warrant the Court in decreeing the execution of a parol declaration of trust, the evidence should be plain and unambiguous. #fnq [9] The taking the conveyance was not in part performance. The act of part performance must be such as the party would not have done with any other view than in execution of the alleged agreement. #fnr [10] This secret trust, and the allegation of part performance, are both denied by the answer,

8. The bill does not distinctly allege the incompetency of Comfort W., and the imposition said to have been practised on him, so as to put these facts in issue. The decree must conform to the allegata. Some substantial ground must be stated. Old age alone is not sufficient. #fnu [11]

9. If these facts had been ever so distinctly put in issue, they have not been proved. Where fraud is alleged, it must be fully proved, and will not be presumed [v] The presumption of law is in favour of a party executing an instrument. [w] The question is confined to the state of mind at the time of executing the instrument. [x] Two witnesses deposing sanae menti, are to be credited before a hundred proving insanity. [y] The law will not measure a man's understanding, and a partial diminution of intellect is not sufficient to invalidate the deeds; nor is there any such thing as an equitable incapacity, where there is a legal capacity. [z] Fraud of this description is equally cognizable at law, and in equity; and the Court of Chancery will not set aside a will of lands on that ground, without directing an issue. [1]

10. The decree is inconsistent both with the allegations in the bill, and with itself. It is a bill with a double aspect. It charges incompetency in the grantor, and prays that the estate may be exonerated; it also charges a trust, and prays an account, and general relief. The decree declares that the grantor was incompetent, and his conveyance invalid, and yet does not exonerate the estate from them. A deed cannot be set aside partially on the ground of fraud. If set aside at all, it must be in toto. [2] The decree proceeds on the ground of imposition, and grants a relief which could only apply to the pretended trust, which necessarily implies capacity in the grantor. It does not pass on the conveyance from the administrator of Comfort W., to the defendant, Caleb W. So long as the legal estate remains in him under that deed, the right of the plaintiffs is a nonentity.

11. The Master's report is erroneous on several grounds, and ought to have been set aside. (1.) Because, in taking the account, he refused to receive the testimony of the defendant, Handy, when it was competent and credible. (2.) The

12. The final decree is erroneous in several particulars. (1.) In directing a sale of the property under the circumstances. (2.) Because it purports to bind, and does affect the interest of those who are not parties. (3.) Because it wholly omits to provide for the defendant, Handy, as tenant by the curtesy. (4.) Because it does not, unless by implication, determine all the matters in issue, and which ought to have been decided.

Mr. Wheaton, for the plaintiff below, in reply, as to want of proper parties, argued, that, as by the local law, one coparcener could maintain an action at law for his share of the real estate, the same rule of proceeding would be adopted in equity. Under the peculiar circumstances of the case, the Court below had considered the defendant, Caleb W., as legal owner under the administration sale, sufficiently representing all the parties who could claim any beneficial interest; and he (as in effect a plaintiff) submitted to any decree the Court could make in favour of the plaintiffs. Besides, the nature of the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Union, which was derived from the character of the parties as citizens of different States, would prevent their insisting upon parties who were not absolutely necessary to the determination of the merits of the cause as between the parties before the Court. [5] But, in this case, the Court might apply the analogous rule, as to next of kin suing for distributive shares of personal property, one of whom may sue, and the rest may come in under the decree. [6]

Upon the merits, he insisted, that the question as to the capacity of the grantor was not a question of absolute insanity. All the cases show, that the Court will interfere wherever a peculiar relation has been abused to influence or impose upon a person of weak mind. A commission of lunacy is not, by the modern practice of the Court of Chancery, confined to cases of strict insanity, but is applied to cases of imbecility of mind, to the extent of incapacity, from any cause, as disease, age, or habitual intoxication. [7] This principle is fully developed by Lord Erskine in Ex parte Cranmer. [8] It was not, therefore, necessary to show that the grantor was absolutely non compos mentis in a strict legal sense, still less was it necessary to prove that he was incapable at the precise moment the deeds were executed.

As to the defects in the pleadings, and the other informalities in the proceedings, it was said that the Court would look with an indulgent eye upon the pleadings and practice in equity causes in those States, where, no State Court of Chancery existing, the forms of proceeding were less familiar to practitioners. But, it was insisted, that the bill contained a sufficient allegation of the incapacity of Comfort W. to execute the deeds in question, to put that fact distinctly in issue, and it had been met responsively by the answer of the defendant, Handy, explicitly denying it.

Mr. Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court, and, after stating the case, proceeded as follows:

The counsel for Asa Handy contend, that the bill seeks to set up a parol trust, which is denied in the answer, and that the decree is founded on a supposed incompetency of Comfort Wheaton to convey his property. The decree, therefore, is not supported by the allegations of the bill.

They, also, contend, that the decree is not sustained by the proofs in the cause.

That the bill alleges the conveyances of the 9th of May to have been received for the benefit of the family, is unquestionable; but this is not incompatible with the incompetency of Comfort Wheaton to execute them. Deeds may be obtained from a weak man for the purpose of preserving his estate for himself and family, and of protecting him from the impositions to which he might be exposed; and there is nothing to restrain one of the heirs, who may think himself aggrieved, from bringing the whole case before a Court of equity. If, indeed, it were true in fact, that the bill does not allege this incompetency so as to put it in issue, the objection would be conclusive; for, it is well settled, that the decree must conform to the allegations of the parties. But, we think, this bill is not justly exposed to this objection. It states the general correct conduct of C. W. during the life of his wife; that, soon after her decease, he was visited by a paralytic stroke, which was followed by a total change in his conduct. He was addicted to intoxication, and to many vicious habits, in the course of which, fears were excited in his family that he would waste all his property, or convey it to his profligate companions. They consulted together, and with their friends; and the first proposition was, to apply to the Court for a guardian to manage his affairs, according to the law of Rhode Island in such cases. It was, however, finally agreed, that Asa Handy should obtain deeds for his property, and hold it for the use of C. W. during his life, and of his heirs after his death. The bill then proceeds to state, that the said Asa Handy, knowing the premises, did induce the said Comfort, 'he being in the state and condition of body and mind aforesaid,' for the nominal consideration of 2,178 dollars, to make the conveyances in the bill mentioned.

Although a more direct and positive allegation that C. W. was incapable of transacting business, would have been more satisfactory than the detail of circumstances from which the conclusion is drawn, yet, we think, that the averment of his incompetency is sufficiently explicit to make it a question in the cause. The defendant has met this charge, and we cannot doubt that his answer is sufficiently responsive to the bill, to give him all the benefit which the rules of equity allow to an answer in such circumstances.

We proceed, then, to look into the proofs in the cause, and to inquire whether the testimony establishes the incompetency of C. W. when these deeds were executed.

We have examined with attention the immense mass of contradictory evidence which the record contains. A number of persons, and, among others, the witnesses to the deeds, express the opinion that he was capable of managing his affairs, and of disposing of his property. This evidence, however, is met by such a mass of opposing testimony as can scarcely be resisted. Among the numerous witnesses who testify to the imbecility of his mind, are many who had been long and intimate acquaintances. All his physicians concur in stating, in strong and decided terms, the weakness of his mind, as well as his body, which they ascribe chiefly to the character of his disease. One of them, Doctor Barrows, attended him about the time these deeds were executed. He says, 'with regard to the state of his mind, at all times when I saw him within the said period, (from the 1st of March to the 25th of November, 1809,) I can say, that he appeared to me wholly incapacitated to transact any money business, or to have the care of any concerns whatever. It is my opinion, that the decay of his mental faculties was such as to induce that state of fatuity which would unfit him for all the purposes relative to the affairs of life, except obeying the various calls of nature.' Some of the witnesses add to their opinion of his imbecility, some circumstances on which the opinion is founded, which cannot fail to make a deep impression on the mind. Ziba Olney says, that he was acquainted with C. W. for the last five years of his life, who, for the last fifteen months of them, resided in his family. 'That during the whole of these times he appeared to be childish, and incapable of transacting any business. The reasons of this opinion are, that he would frequently repeat the same questions, and would, several times in the same day, ask what day of the week it was. At short intervals, he would talk rationally, and then would break off from conversation to singing, and from that to crying. That he would frequently go out in the night and day, naked except his shirt. That he would frequently break out in profane language, and, at other times, preach.' Several other witnesses describe the situation and conduct of this afflicted old gentleman, in a manner to add great weight to their opinion, that his faculties were prostrated. Many even of those witnesses who depose to his competency, declare, that the public opinion and language of his neighbourhood was, that his mind was deplorably impaired; and the conduct and declarations of his family, including the defendant, Asa Handy himself, show a settled conviction that C. W. was incapable of managing his affairs.

There is evidence of the consultations in which Handy participated, previous to the deeds of the 9th of May, for putting the old gentleman and his estate under guardianship; and there is, also, evidence of similar consultation respecting the propriety of procuring a conveyance of his property, in order to save it for himself and his family. This may not be admissible as proof of a trust; but it is strong evidence of a conviction, that the person from whom the deed was to be obtained was unfit for the management of his own affairs. Among other testimony to this point, Abner Daggett deposes, that Asa Handy asked him if he had a notion of buying his father Wheaton's lot? The witness answered, that he had had some conversation with Wheaton about it; upon which Handy said, Wheaton was no more capable of selling his estate than a child. The witness was deterred from purchasing, though he wished to acquire the lot, by the fear of subsequent controversy.

The great and sudden revolution in the whole conduct of C. W., immediately after the first paralytic stroke, viewed in connexion with his advanced age, is a strong circumstance in corroboration of the opinion that his mind was diseased. A sober, prudent, reflecting, and moral man, between seventy and eighty years of age, mingles with profligate people, to whom he devotes himself, and becomes suddenly intemperate, immoral, and childishly whimsical and indiscreet, so that his nearest friends think it necessary to put it out of his power to ruin himself.

The terms on which the old gentleman stood with his family, are not entirely unworthy of consideration. But two of his children, Caleb, and Mary, the wife of the defendant Asa, lived near him. From causes, some of which may be discerned in the record, he was on ill terms with Caleb. One of the witness deposes, that he said, on one occasion, 'You know, Asa, I made you the deeds to spite Caleb.' There is other testimony to the same effect. The necessary consequence of this quarrel with Caleb, was, to subject him, in an increased degree, to the influence of Mary Handy and her husband, and exposes the deeds conveying all his property to them, to an increased degree of suspicion.

The inadequacy of the consideration, as stated in the bonds referred to in the answer, furnishes an additional argument against these deeds. It was chiefly the support of C. W. for the residue of his life. This proved to be five years, which was a longer time than his age, and state of health, at the time of the transaction, rendered probable; but which was certainly not a full consideration for the property.

These various circumstances add so much weight to the opinions of those who depose to the incompetence of C. W., that the mind cannot withhold its assent from that conclusion. An issue, indeed, might have been directed; but we do not think it a case in which this course ought to have been pursued. The degree of weakness, or of imposition, which ought to induce a Court of Chancery to set aside a conveyance, is proper for the consideration of the Court itself; and there seems to be no reason for the intervention of a jury, unless the case be one in which the Court would be satisfied with the verdict, however it might be found. A verdict affirming the capacity of C. W. to execute these deeds on the 9th of May, 1805, could not, we think, have been satisfactory to the Court; and it was, consequently, not necessary to refer the question of competency to a jury.

If these deeds were obtained by the exercise of undue influence over a man whose mind had ceased to be the safe guide of his actions, it is against conscience for him who has obtained them to derive any advantage from them. It is the peculiar province of a Court of conscience, to set them aside. That a Court of equity will interpose in such a case, is among its best settled principles. The cases cited in the argument, which we will not repeat, place this beyond the possibility of question. It was, therefore, proper to set aside the deeds, and to direct the defendant, Handy, to account for the money he had received under them.

But, although that defendant ought not to be permitted to benefit himself by his own improper act, it is not reasonable that he should be burthened with the debts of C. W., and the expenses of his maintenance. These are proper charges on the estate itself. So are improvements and repairs which enhanced the rents, and the value of the estate. As a defendant in equity, Asa Handy has certainly a right to retain them, and to receive credit for them in the account which was directed by the Circuit Court.

There is, we think, no error in the manner in which the account was directed to be taken.

The parties were heard before the Master, who, after a very laborious and comprehensive examination of their accounts, has made a voluminous report, to which both parties have excepted.

It may be observed, generally, that it is not the province of a Court to investigate items of an account. The report of the master is received as true, when no exception is taken; and the exceptions are to be regarded so far only as they are supported by the special statements of the Master, or by evidence, which ought to be brought before the Court by a reference to the particular testimony on which the exceptor relies. Were it otherwise, were the Court to look into the immense mass of testimony laid before the Commissioner, the reference to him would be of little avail. Such testimony, indeed, need not be reported farther than it is relied on to support, explain, or oppose, a particular exception.

1. The first exception made by Handy is, that only the sum of 5,448 dollars 26 cents, were allowed him by the Commissioner, instead of 101,167 dollars, 30 cents, the amount of his claim. This is a general exception, which comprehends, it is supposed, the particular alleged errors enumerated in the subsequent exceptions.

2. The second exception is, that the Master did not admit his whole account on his own oath.

The conduct observed by the Master on this point, is thus specially stated by himself. 'I admitted said Asa to make oath to all charges, whether for money, specific articles, or services, which, from the circumstances of the parties, or the nature of the charge itself, could not, in my opinion, be proved by vouchers, or other legal evidence.'

This rule, adopted by the Master, is, in our opinion, one to which Handy could make no just objection. There can be no propriety in admitting the party as a witness to support items in an account, which, from their character, admit of full proof. Of this description are the items which constitute his third exception. It is the demand of testimony to support his charges for repairs and improvements. These repairs and improvements are susceptible of complete proof; and, as there could be no difficulty in procuring it, the Commissioner did right in requiring it. The fourth exception is to the rejection of his oath to discharge himself from rents, which, as he alleged, he had not received.

The Commissioner has made considerable deductions from the total amount of rent, if calculated for the whole time, but has rejected the oath of Handy, because he admitted that he had kept legers in which his receipts of rents were regularly entered, which were still in his possession, but which he refused to produce. The decision of the Master on this point was so obviously right, that it need only be stated to be approved.

5. The fifth exception is, that the Master has not allowed for repairs and improvements according to the measurement of Nathan Parks, which was on oath, but according to the estimate of John Newman, which was not founded on actual measurement, but made principally by the eye.

The Master reports, that, 'in addition to the evidence produced by the parties, I appointed John Newman, an experienced and skilful measurer of carpenters' work, to go on the premises, together with the said Handy and myself, and to measure and estimate all such repairs, and alterations, and buildings, as said Handy, being under oath, should point out as being made and executed by him.' The estimate of the said Newman, with his deposition, are referred to, and annexed to the report.

 

Newman depose-(more on web, no room here)

 

Child of Caleb WHEATON and Mary OWEN is:

xviii. Cynthia5 WHEATON1028, b. 8 May 1767, Cornwallis Township, King, Nova Scotia, Canada1028,1029; d. Unknown; m. Dennis or David HEFFERNAN1029, 22 May 1786, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1029; b. Abt. 17621030; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for Dennis or David HEFFERNAN:

Note from Mary BATES 24/4/2002

"Dennis is sometimes synonymous with David."

 

 

61. James4 WHEATON (James3, Ephraim2, Robert1)1031 was born 11 December 1717 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA1031,1032,1033, and died 7 July 1778 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1034,1035. He married Sarah PRATT1036 26 June 1744 in Needham, Massachesetts, USA1037,1038. She was born 10 June 1721 in Needham, Norfolk Massachusetts, USA1039, and died 29 June 1778 in North Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA1040,1041.

 

Notes for James WHEATON:

Austin W SPENCER to Jean SHERWOOD from Jarel WHEATON 8/1/2003

James was executor of his father's estate in 1742

 

Commemorative Biographical Record sent by Charles WALTHER 27/12/2004

This states that James had 11 children. I have 13.

 

More About James WHEATON:

Burial: July 1778, Village Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts, USA1041

 

More About Sarah PRATT:

Burial: June 1778, Village Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts, USA1041

Children of James WHEATON and Sarah PRATT are:

i. James5 WHEATON1042, b. Abt. 1744, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1043; d. 1747, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA1044.

121. ii. Colonel Joseph WHEATON, b. 30 November 1745, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; d. Unknown.

iii. Caleb WHEATON1045, b. 19 November 1746, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA1046; d. 7 January 1746/47, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA1046.

 

Notes for Caleb WHEATON:

Information from Circular Chart sent by Bonnie WHEATON

This does not include Caleb

 

122. iv. James WHEATON, b. 3 March 1746/47, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA; d. 21 January 1834, Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Age 86.

v. Sarah WHEATON1047, b. 18 October 1749, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1047,1048; d. Unknown.

123. vi. Moses WHEATON, b. 18 May 1751, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA; d. 3 January 1815, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA.

vii. Sibbel WHEATON1049, b. 17 January 1753, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1049; d. 15 January 1755, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1050.

viii. Olive WHEATON1051, b. 22 November 1754, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1051,1052; d. Unknown; m. Thomas CARPENTER1052, 26 March 1783, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1052; b. Abt. 17491053; d. Unknown.

ix. Sibbel WHEATON1054, b. 27 February 1756, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1054,1055; d. 13 June 18501055; m. Abdial BLISS1055, 20 January 1785, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1055; b. Abt. 17481056; d. Unknown.

 

More About Sibbel WHEATON:

Burial: June 1850, West Dighton Christian Church Cemetery, Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA1057

 

x. Cynthia WHEATON1058, b. 22 December 1757, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1058,1059; d. Unknown; m. Thomas CARPENTER1059, 2 May 1782, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1059; b. Abt. 17521060; d. Unknown.

xi. Lydia WHEATON1061, b. 28 October 1759, or 27 February 1759 from Circular Chart Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1061; d. Unknown; m. Josiah TALBOT1062, 1782, Dighton, USA1062; b. Abt. 17541063; d. Unknown.

xii. Charles WHEATON1064, b. 18 March 1761, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1064,1065; d. Unknown.

 

More About Charles WHEATON:

Cause of Death: May have died of smallpox1065

 

xiii. M.D. Jesse WHEATON1066, b. 17 May 1762, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA1066,1067; d. 5 November 1847, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA Age 841068,1069; m. (1) Betsey Elizabeth DIXON1069, 5 May 1790, Voluntown Congregational Church, Voluntown, Connecticut, USA1069; b. 24 May 1762, Voluntown, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA1069; d. 6 January 1816, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA1069; m. (2) Nancy DIXON1069, 5 January 1817, Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA1069; b. 12 August 1774, Voluntown, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA1069; d. 24 November 1842, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA1069.

 

Notes for M.D. Jesse WHEATON:

Addresses

Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

 

Family Records of Deacons James W and Elisha S CONVERSE sent by R A BONSALL 28/12/2004

Jesse was a prisoner on board the celebrated "Jersey" ship

 

Information from WHEATON Revolutionary War Pensioners collecting in 1840 from Dean WHEATON 12/3/2005

Jesse WHEATON, 77 (no head of household) Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

His Survivor's Pension Application File dated 1833 confirms his date of birth and his service during Rev. War for 3 years. He is listed as Dr. Jesse Wheaton.

 

A HISTORY of REHOBOTH

MASSACHUSETTS

 

Its History for 275 years

1643 - 1918.

 

In which is incorporated the vital parts of the original history of the town, published in 1836, and written by Leonard BLISS, Jr.

 

By REV. GEORGE H. TILTON, A. M.

Founder of the Rehoboth Antiquarium Society Minister in Rehoboth, 1877-1902 [last date blurry].

 

Boston, Mass.

Published by the author. 1918.

 

Page 388

He was a Doctor twice married. "He was in the Revolutionary War, was captured by the British and imprisoned on the infamous Prison ship 'Jersey.'" Children born to first wife. Looks like 3 sons 3 daughters. No names yet.

 

1800

1 male 26-44

1 female 16-25

1 female 26-44

 

1810

1 males 10-15

2 males 16-25

1 male over 45

1 female 10-15

2 female 16-24

1 female 26-44

1 femaile over 45

 

1820

1 male 16-25

1 male over 45

1 female 16-24

1 female 25-44

 

1830 Dedham, Norfolk CO, MA Census

1 male 20-29

1 male 60-69

1 female 30-39

1 female 60-69

 

1840 Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Census

1 male 70-79

1 female 15-19

1 female 60-69

 

More About M.D. Jesse WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

 

62. Hannah4 WHEATON (James3, Ephraim2, Robert1)1070,1071 was born 8 August 1726 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA1071,1072, and died Unknown. She married Thomas TURNER1073 13 February 1746/47 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA1073,1074. He was born 25 February 1726/27 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA1074, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Hannah WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON GEDCOM 13/5/2011

Kelly has this Hannah born 1726 daughter of James, son of Ephraim married to Benjamin BRAYTON. I have her married to Thomas TURNER information from Bonnie WHEATON's circular chart.

 

I have Hannah WHEATON born 1722 daughter of James, son of John married to Benjamin BRAYTON. Kelly has her married to Content BRAYTON.

 

Some sorting out needed!

Children of Hannah WHEATON and Thomas TURNER are:

i. Thomas5 TURNER1074, b. 2 December 1747, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA1074; d. Unknown.

ii. Nancy TURNER1075, b. 12 February 17551075; d. Unknown.

iii. Caleb TURNER1075, b. 4 June 17571075; d. Unknown.

iv. Cynthia TURNER1075, b. 28 February 17591075; d. Unknown.

v. Abigail TURNER1075, b. 9 May 17621075; d. Unknown.

vi. Calvin TURNER1075, b. 18 April 17641075; d. Unknown; m. Zeragiah Charlotte HOPKINS1075, 25 December 17881075; b. Abt. 17641076; d. Unknown.

vii. Stirling TURNER1077, b. 23 December 17661077; d. Unknown.

viii. Polly TURNER1077, b. 14 June 17721077; d. Unknown.

 

 

63. Comfort4 WHEATON (James3, Ephraim2, Robert1)1078,1079 was born 4 December 1727 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA1080,1081,1082, and died Unknown. He married Anne BLAKE1083 9 July 1753 in Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA1083,1084. She was born Abt. 17321085, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Comfort WHEATON:

Information from Kelly WHEATON 25/11/2004

1790 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA

 

Information from Kelly WHEATON 25/11/2004

She suggests there were three children, Calvin and Caleb at:

1790 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA

 

and Daniel at:

1790 Fayette, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA

 

and another Calvin at:

1790 Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 

Further information from Kelly WHEATON 1/3/2011

1790 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA

 

More About Comfort WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

Children of Comfort WHEATON and Anne BLAKE are:

i. Nancy5 WHEATON1086, b. 12 February 1755, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1086; d. Unknown; m. Stephen HARDING1086, 30 January 1780, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1086; b. Abt. 17501087; d. Unknown.

124. ii. Caleb WHEATON, b. 4 June 1757, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; d. 10 June 1810, age 51.

iii. Cynthia WHEATON1088, b. 28 February 1759, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1088; d. Unknown.

iv. Abigail WHEATON1088, b. 9 May 1762, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1088; d. Unknown; m. Nathan STERRY1088, 9 August 1788, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1088; b. Abt. 17571089; d. Unknown.

125. v. Calvin WHEATON, b. 15 April 1764, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; d. Unknown.

vi. Sterling WHEATON1090, b. 23 December 1766, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1090; d. Unknown.

vii. Daniel WHEATON1091, b. 27 May 1769, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1091,1092; d. 17 March 1805, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA1093,1094.

 

Notes for Daniel WHEATON:

Addresses

1790 Fayette, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA

 

More About Daniel WHEATON:

Residences: See Notes

 

viii. Polly WHEATON1094, b. 14 June 1772, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA1094; d. Unknown.

 

 

64. Constantine4 WHEATON (James3, Ephraim2, Robert1)1095,1096 was born 28 January 1730/31 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA1097,1098,1099, and died Unknown. He married Lydia KNOWLTON1100 9 December 17561100. She was born Abt. 17361101, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Constantine WHEATON:

Information from Philip BEDIENT 29.6.2006

Name was Constant

Child of Constantine WHEATON and Lydia KNOWLTON is