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WHEATON, David A (b. NOV 1843, d. 28 MAR 1914)

Note: Addresses
1850 25 September Barton, Gibson, Indiana, USA
Lived next door to father's brother Thomas WHEATON
1860 Linn County, Oregon, USA.
1870 Harrisburg, Linn Co., Oregon, USA.
Living in same property as Peter HOREKE (35) Farmer born
Pennsylvania, USA
1873 Moved to Robbers Roost, WA, USA, later to become Ellensburg, WA,
but at that time it was a trading post on Wilson Creek near the Yakima
River in Yakima County, Washington, USA. About 1900 Upper Yakima
Co became Kittitas Co. The WHEATONs were one of the first ten
families to Ellensburg.
1880 East Kittitias, Yakima, Washington, USA.
Boarding with them was Joseph LINEBARGER (40) Farmer born
Missouri, USA
1885, 1887, 1889 Kittitias, Washington, USA from Washington State and Territorial
Censuses, 1857-1892
1900 Colville Indian Reservation, Stevens, Okanugan Co., USA as a widower
Living as brother George and his wife Maud WHEATON. George was
actually David's son.
1910 Not found

Gibson for the birth place is from family.search, submitted by an individual

In August 1884 David WHEATON was drawn for service on the Grand Jury at the county's first term of court.
Source: (Name)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Source: (Birth)
Title: Gibson from Family.search, submitted by an individual
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See notes
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0519/WHEATON 0426
Occupation: Place: 1860 Farm Labourer; 1870 Works on Farm; 1880 Farmer; 1900 Miner
Reference: 10160

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WHEATON, Mary "Betsey" (b. 1824, d. UNKNOWN)
Note: Address
1841 High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1843 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1851 High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Living with Mary was Sarah WHITTLESEY (19) Unmarried, Dressmaker's Apprentice,
born Colne, Huntingdonshire and Martha HOOK (16) Unmarried, House Servant, born
Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
1860 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, USA
William's wife is shown as Betsy. Was this a nickname, or had Mary died and William
remarried? Remarriage would explain why the BLUFF children are not living with them.
For the time being the census information for Betsy has been entered for Mary.
1870 Toledo War 7, Lucas, Ohio, USA as Betsie
1880 District 45 Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA as Betsey
1900 Not found
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: John TERRY'S web site 11/7/2013
Source: (Birth)
Title: 1851 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Source: (Individual)
Title: Ancestry.Source Citation: Year: 1853; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_125; Line: 36; List number: 304.
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0610/HOOK 0600/BLUFF/HOOK 0500
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Emigration: Date: 25 APR 1853
Place: London to New York on "GORKTOWN"
Occupation: Place: 1841, 1851 Dressmaker; 1870 Keeping House (if Betsie)
Reference: 10145

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WHEATON, Mary (b. 1823, d. NOV 1823)
Source: (Death)
Title: Jim HEATHMAN
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0610
Reference: 10143

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SOUTHWELL, Elizabeth (b. 1801, d. BET OCT AND DEC 1862)
Note: Addresses
1851 Possibly... as age does not match
High Street, Huntingdon All Saints, Huntingdonshire
Servant/Cook age 40 to John JENKINS (42) Innkeeper and Brewer born North Peterborough and
his wife Elizabeth (47) also an Innkeeper and Brewer born Windsor, Dorset. Elizabeth
READHEAD (25) Unmarried also born Windsor, Dorset was a Barmaid. Visitors were George
SCIRE (38) Married Traveller in Cocoa Fibre born Sherminster, Dorset, James N HARDY (31)
Married Traveller in Coach Lace born County Galway, Ireland and William DRABY (27)
unmarried Carman born London. A Lodger was Peter MITCHELL (40) Married, a Valet born
Davidstow, Cornwall. Other servants, all unmarried, were Lucy JELLIS (27) Chambermaid, born
Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire, Anne LAMBERT (16) Kitchen Maid born Yaxley, Huntingdonshire,
Elizabeth HILL (20) Housemaid born Stanground, Huntingdonshire, James DEIGHTON (21)
Ostler born Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire and Harry EKINS (20) Boots born Spalwick,
Huntingdonshire
1854 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
1861 "Red Lion" Beer House, Mill End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.
Living with them was John ALPRESS (58) Boarder, Unmarried, Agricultural Labourer
born Bluntisham Cambridgeshire

Information from Tanya HARRINGTON 7/1/2007
"Did I mention that it was suggested Elizabeth SOUTHWELL's son Robert, born 1835, might have been Robert WHEATON's son? Robert isn't a SOUTHWELL family name, and I suppose it's possible that the two had an affair. There wasn't much of a gap between the death of Rebecca and his marriage to Elizabeth.

In case he's a WHEATON (!), this son Robert was in Ely on the 1841 Census living with John (60) and Mary LANGMAN, his grandmother Phillis' relatives. In 1851 he was 16 and living with Elizabeth's brother Henry SOUTHWELL and family in Chatteris. I haven't found where Elizabeth was as yet.
(Note from JKW 12/7/2013. I have details for Robert and his descendants. These details do not get included in a Robert WHEATON Descendant Report. Contact me if you would like the information)

Robert married Jemima ATKIN 7th Oct 1865 at Manea. He gave his father's name as Robert SOUTHWELL, to appear respectable, no doubt, but there wasn't a Robert SOUTHWELL, so was the Robert half of it correct? They had 5 children: Henry, James, Robert, Rachel and Eliza."

Another possible connection to the ONYETT family.
Croydon ONYETT's y g/g/g/ grandfather, Robert EMMERTON/HEMMINGTON/EMMINGTON of Whittlesey, married a Susan SOUTHWELL on 21.08.1825 at Whittlesey St. Mary. Susan was born in 1804 Whittlesey. As this Elizabeth SOUTHWELL was born about 1801 at Benwick, and as Benwick is nearly within spitting distance of Whittlesey, could there possibly be a link here?
Source: (Name)
Title: 1861 Chatteris
Source: (Death)
Title: Civil Registration Indexes at Family Record Centre, Myddleton House, London
Media: Book
Source: (Baptism)
Title: Tanya HARRINGTON 7/1/2007
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0610
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 05676

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WHEATON, Robert (b. 1799, d. JAN 1885)
Note: Addresses
1841 High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1851 Holy Road Cottages, Somersham Huntingdonshire with a lodger, John HARRUP (57)
Widower, Ag Lab born Bassingborne, Cambridgeshire
1854 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1861 "Red Lion" Beer House, Mill End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Living with them was John ALPRESS (58) Boarder unmarried, Agricultural Labourer
born Bluntisham, Cambridgeshire
1864 "Red Lion", Mill End, Chatteris (Chatteris Pubs Past and Present)
1871 Mill End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Living with Robert there were three visitors
and two lodgers. The visitors were Mary BATES. unmarried, Age 56, Housekeeper,
Robert BATES married, Age 34, Ag Lan and Maria BATES, Age 11, Ag Lab, all three
born Ely, Cambridgeshire. The Lodgers were William CRESSWELL, unmarried
Age 38, Plasterer, born Birmingham, Warwickshire, and Charles GALE Age 45,
Labourer, born St Neots, Huntingdonshire.
1881 North Witchford Union Workhouse, Doddington, Cambridgeshire
Twenty five male Paupers are listed, mainly from Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire
but one from Lincolnshire and two from Ireland. They included:
Agricultural Labourers 18
Bricklayers Labourers 1
Sawyer 1
Lawyers Clerk 1
Baker 1
Tailor 1
Groom 1 and
Robert who ws a Publican and Butcher.
Their ages were 53, 62(3), 65, 68, 69, 70(2), 73(3), 74, 77(2), 78, 80, 81, 82(2), 83, 85(2),
86(2) (Robert was 82)
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: 1861 Chatteris
Source: (Name)
Title: 1871 Chatteris
Source: (Name)
Title: 1851 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: Civil Registration Indexes at Family Record Centre, Myddleton House, London
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0610
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Occupation: Place: 1821 Labourer; 1841 Ag Lab; 1848 Labourer; 1851 Ag Lab; 1854 Husbandman; 1861 Publican & Butcher; 1864 Butcher at Red Lion: 1871 Publican; 1881 Publican & Butcher
Reference: 05674

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STOKELY, Ann (b. ABT 1791, d. 1828)
Source: (Name)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Source: (Death)
Title: Cambridgeshire Burial Index
Event: Type: Inquest
Place: Died in a field
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0609
Reference: 05664

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WHITTLESEY, Martha (b. ABT 1791, d. 22 MAR 1858)
Note: Addresses
1811 Manea, Cambridgeshire
1841 Park Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
1851 Park, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Also in property was Henry COOK and his wife
1858 Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire (Will of husband)
1865 formerly of Chatteris, Isle of Ely. Cambridgeshire, late of Godmanchester,
Huntingdonshire (Will)

Will - 7 January 1865
The Will of Martha WHEATON formerly of Chatteris in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge but late of Godmanchester in the county of Huntingdon widow who died 22 March 1858 at Godmanchester aforesaid was proved at Peterborough by the oath of Richard MANSON of Godmanchester aforesaid Farmer, the sole executor.
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: 1851 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: Civil Registration Indexes at Family Record Centre, Myddleton House, London
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: Will information from Michael BROWNING
Source: (Individual)
Title: Will Index on microfiche at Sussex Record Office, Chichester
Source: (Burial)
Title: National Burial Index from Findfmypast web site
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Will: Place: Effects under £100
Reference: 05660
Probate: Date: 7 JAN 1865
Place: Peterborough, Huntingdonshire by Richard MATSON of Godmanchester, Farmer, sole executor

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WHEATON, Angel (b. ABT 1739, d. UNKNOWN)
Note: 1 January 2014
The following are notes added to my brother's web site summarising the situation about the identification of a family for Angel. A more detailed explanation is below dated Marcn 2002 :-
On the 1st January 2014 we connected Angel as a child of the family on WHEATON Chart 0900, our reasoning for doing this is as follows:
My sister writes (the wife of Dennis WHEATON on WHEATON Chart 0200)
.......The DNA of Dennis WHEATON (WHEATON 0200), a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW matches the DNA of a descendant of Angel’s (WHEATON 0337)....so they must have a common ancestor
.......The earliest information we have for Angel is the baptism of his son (another Angel) in 1764.
.......I therefore made Angel senior’s birth about 1739 but that is purely an approximation, he could have been born earlier.
.......There is no other information (marriage or deaths) for Angel senior and his wife Elizabeth
.......This is the reason that I think it probable that Angel was the same man as William born 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW (WHEATON 0900)
.......We have a marriage for this William, and deaths for both him and his wife Elizabeth (WHEATON 0800) (See below for full explanation)
.......However, without evidence I don’t think they can be merged
.......But given the dates and location and the fact that there are no other WHEATON families in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire at this time....
.......I think that even if William and Angel are not the same man, Angel must be a son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW
......Therefore, in my file, I have added Angel to the family of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW making him child number five.

9 November 2013
Below is the question "Where does Angel fit in?
This morning I received the information that the DNA of Howell WHEATON, a descendant of Angel WHEATON, matched the DNA of my husband, Dennis WHEATON, a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW. We have no record of the birth of Angel WHEATON but he must be a son of Thomas, the about 1739 birth date shown is just an approximation. So, was he the same man as the William born in 1732? We shall probably never know but for the time being Angel has been added as another child of Thomas. (Ann had died in 1734)

The DNA of a descendant of the other WHEATON who went from Cambridgeshire to the USA in the 1830s also matches Den's, so descendants of that John are also related to Den, and now to the descendants of Angel.

March 2002
SO WHERE DOES ANGEL FIT IN TO THE HUNTINGDONSHIRE/CAMBRIDGESHIRE WHEATON FAMILY?

Obviously I have thought about this ever since first Aaron, then later Steve and Carol, Jim and Brent contacted me as descendants of Angel WHEATON from Cambridgeshire.

I have been researching WHEATONs in the Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire areas since 1983, and I have a cousin, found through family history research, who is a professional researcher based mainly in the Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire Record Offices. She sends me all the WHEATON references she finds and so I have accumulated a considerable amount of information. My earliest WHEATON record is that of the marriage between Den's Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW in Hilton, Huntingdonshire in 1726. After that time all the WHEATONs in the two counties are descendants of Thomas, except two families, both of which went to America, that of John WHEATON and Sarah CLARKE, and that of Angel WHEATON and Elizabeth. (11/2/2010 - we have now been able to prove that the John WHEATON is part of Den's family)

It is probably possible to fit John into my WHEATON family, but we have been unable to find the baptism (estimated to be about 1739). marriage (before 1764) or burial for the earliest Angel, nor can we find the burial for his wife Elizabeth. With so much WHEATON information available, why are these details still missing? I have long considered this problem and have arrived at the following idea. There is no way this can be proved, but I thought I would share it with you.

My Thomas and his wife Ann SPARROW had four children, Ann, Elizabeth, William, who died as a baby, and a second William baptised in 1732. The mother died when William was two years old and his sisters were eight and six years of age. Father Thomas was a shepherd. How was he able to continue this occupation with such small children? It is more than likely that either a relative, or a friend looked after them because, as yet, we have not found anything in parish records which suggests they were looked after through the means of the parish.

Thomas died in 1754. Thomas's son, William, baptised 1732, was married in 1761 in Woodhurst to Elizabeth WHITTLESEY, (whose mother was Catherine ANGEL), and their first child (another William) was baptised in the same parish in 1762. The next record we have for William and Elizabeth is in 1767 in Houghton where they baptised another son, John. So, there is a gap of five years between the baptisms of William (1762) and John (1767). After the baptism of John in Houghton William and Elizabeth then moved to Somersham where their next son was baptised in 1769. William and Elizabeth were buried in Somersham in 1780 and 1802 respectively, but various WHEATON families, all descendants of Thomas and Ann SPARROW, lived in that village for the next one hundred and fifty years.

Turning to Angel and Elizabeth, the earliest record we have for them is the baptism of their son Angel in 1764 in the parish of Witton. This is the next parish to Houghton (where William and Elizabeth baptised son John in 1767), so close that in many records they are shown as "Houghton and Witton (or Wytton)". The Angel WHEATON baptised in 1764 married Mary LEAKE in Somersham in 1787, at a time when several of William and Elizabeth's children were also marrying in the Somersham parish church.

Several questions arise, one of which has already been stated, why no deaths for the earliest Angel and Elizabeth when burials for all the other WHEATONs have been found? The only Elizabeth burial at about the right time was that of Elizabeth WHEATON (née WHITTLESEY), wife of the William born 1732, son of Thomas. Given that Angel and Elizabeth's son had married in Somersham, and then lived in Chatteris, why was there no second Elizabeth WHEATON burial in either parish? By quite a long route, I then wondered if perhaps there was only one Elizabeth, that the first Angel was given his name as a nickname and thus, I arrived at the idea that maybe Angel was the same person as William, baptised in 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW.

So this is my story.......

When Thomas's wife died in 1734 a friend in Woodhurst possibly looked after all of Thomas's children, or maybe just the baby, William. They were Robert WHITTLESEY and his wife Catherine (née ANGEL). (In his Will Robert WHITTLESEY left money to William's son but to none of the descendants of Thomas's other children). It could be that it was at this time the baby came to be called "Angel", either perhaps because of his adoptive mother's maiden name, or because he looked like one! He grew up with the WHITTLESEYs and married Elizabeth, one of the daughters of the family, in Woodhurst where her family lived and where they ensured that his correct name, William, was used in the parish register, as they did when his son, another William, was baptised in 1762. Then William and Elizabeth moved away from Woodhurst, and when they baptised their second son, Angel, in 1764 in Witton, there were no grandparents or guardians there to remind William/Angel to use his baptismal name, so his name as father of the baby was entered as Angel. When the next child was baptised in 1767 William/Angel remembered to give his correct name, as he did for the rest of his life. This would also have been a sensible thing to do as otherwise there would have been two Angels in the family!

How does this fit in with the information we have acquired?

Angel and Elizabeth baptised their son Angel in Witton in 1764 and it is from this information that the date of birth of the father Angel was estimated as 1739. William was baptised in 1732, but as the 1764 baptism for his son Angel would, if William and Angel were the same man, have been that of a second child, it is quite possible for Angel to have been born before 1739 so that Angel and William could have been the same person.

We need to look for a marriage before 1764, but there is no Angel WHEATON/Elizabeth marriage at any time. Could the William WHEATON/Elizabeth WHITTLESEY marriage in 1761 be the one for which we are looking?

There is a gap in William WHEATON and Elizabeth (née WHITTLESEY)'s family between the baptisms of William in 1762 and John in 1767 into which the 1764 baptism of Angel WHEATON, son of Angel and Elizabeth, would fit.

William and Elizabeth's family were living in Somersham from 1769. They and their descendants were the only WHEATON family in that parish baptising children for the next one hundred and fifty years. Angel (baptised 1764 in Witton) married Mary LEAKE in Somersham in 1787, so, given that WHEATON is such an uncommon name, it would be odd if Angel did not belong to the same family.

William, the father, baptised 1732 was buried in Somersham in 1780. As we have not found a burial for Angel (the father), if Angel and William were the same man, this could be Angel's burial. Similarly, the 1802 burial for Elizabeth WHEATON, if William and Angel are the same man, this could be for Elizabeth WHITTLESEY as well as Elizabeth the wife of Angel, the father.

Angel (baptised 1764) obviously moved to Chatteris after his marriage. Of the sons of William and Elizabeth, William (baptised 1762) stayed in Somersham, John (baptised 1767) went to Earith and Colne, Robert (baptised 1772) went to Bluntisham, and Philip (baptised 1777) went to Chatteris. This is the Philip about whom information was collected by individuals researching Angel's family as they thought there might be a connection. If Angel was actually Philip's older brother this would of course explain the reason for such a belief.

Angel, the son born 1764, called his first son Thomas, possibly after his grandfather WHEATON? He called his second son William, which could be after his father if William and Angel are the same man, He then called his daughters Elizabeth, after his mother, and Mary, after his wife, and then his youngest son was called Robert. This could have been after Robert WHITTLESEY who may have acted as guardian to William/Angel whilst he was still a child and would have been the Angel (baptised 1764)'s grandfather.

The younger Angel's son, William, and his sons, John and Thomas, went to America in the late 1820s; if William (born 1762) and this Angel are the same man, nephews John (with his son John), Daniel and sons of Daniel's sister Elizabeth also went to America (in the 1840s and 1850s) as did the the daughter of the Philip mentioned above whilst it is also probable that three of her brothers made the same journey as there are no later records for them in this country.

If the foregoing was the case, then the Elizabeth WHEATON (daughter of Angel baptised 1764) who married William WHITTLESEY with Francis HIDE as witness, would have been the first cousin of the Elizabeth WHEATON (daughter of William baptised 1762), who married Francis HIDE. It would also mean that Angel's descendant, William who went to Indiana in the 1820s, would bave been the first cousin of Daniel who went to Ohio in 1851. And it could also be that the same William, who went to Indiana in the 1820s, was a cousin of the John WHEATON (married to Sarah CLARKE) who went to Ohio in the late 1840s!
But that is another story!

2/8/2009
BUT MORE RECENTLY.....
We have found that Carol PYENTA's WHEATON line is connected through a very winding path to the DRING family, the family of Mahala DRING, Dennis WHEATON's 3 x great grandmother!

LINK BETWEEN CAROL PYENTA and DENNIS WHEATON

Carol Ann SWIEKOS daughter of Ruth Erline SWEIKOS née WHEATON
Ruth Erline WHEATON daughter of Christian Lawrence WHEATON
Christian Lawrence WHEATON son of John Columbus WHEATON
John Columbus WHEATON son of Thomas WHEATON
Thomas WHEATON also
father of William Louis WHEATON
(brother of John Columbus WHEATON)
William Louis WHEATON married Margaret Catherine JORDAN
Margaret Catherine JORDAN daughter of William JORDAN
William JORDAN (m Ann ELDRIDGE) son of Ann ONYETT, (m John JORDAN)
***Ann ONYETT daughter of William ONYETT
William ONYETT(m Ann ALLPRESS) son of William ONYETT
William ONYETT (m Ruth POULTER) also
father of Thomas ONYETT
(brother of William ONYETT, father of Ann)
Thomas ONYETT (m Ellen RABY) father of William ONYETT
William ONYETT (m Mary BARNARD) father of John ONYETT
John ONYETT m Elizabeth LONGLAND) father of Thomas ONYETT
Thomas ONYETT (m Martha TAYLOR) father of Flora ONYETT
Flora ONYETT married Frederick HUGGINS
Frederick HUGGINS son of David HUGGINS
David HUGGINS married Sarah Ann LONGLAND
Sarah Ann LONGLAND daughter of Eleanor/Ellen DRING (m Thomas LONGLAND))
Eleanor/Ellen DRING daughter of Thomas DRING
Thomas DRING (m Sarah GIFFORD) father of Mahala DRING (m Richard MARSHALL)
(sister to Eleanor/Ellen DRING)
Mahala DRING mother of Rebecca MARSHALL (m John HYDE)
Rebecca MARSHALL mother of Emma HYDE (m Philip WHEATON)
Emma HYDE married Philip WHEATON
Philip WHEATON (m Emma HYDE) father of Ernest WHEATON
Ernest WHEATON
(m Beatrice JACKSON) father of Eric William WHEATON
Eric William WHEATON
(m (1) Gladys May CROSS) father of Dennis Ian WHEATON
Dennis Ian WHEATON

***
Ann ONYETT's brother, Thomas Lovell ONYETT married Elizabeth MACKERNESS
Elizabeth MACKERNESS's father was John MACKNESS
John MACKNESS was the brother of Mary MACKNESS
Mary MACKNESS was the first wife of the William WHEATON who later married Elizabeth WHITTLESEY…Den's 6 x great grandparents!!!!

Well, I said it was a winding path!
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0801
Occupation: Place: 1764 Husbandman
Reference: 05655

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WHEATON, Elizabeth UNKNOWN wife of Angel (b. ABT 1744, d. UNKNOWN)
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0801
Reference: 05656

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WHEATON, Angel (b. 1764, d. MAR 1803)
Source: (Death)
Title: Cambridgeshire Burial Index
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0801/WHEATON 0704
Occupation: Place: Butcher
Reference: 05657

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LEAKE, Mary (b. JUN 1767, d. 26 OCT 1849)
Note: Addresses
1841 Church Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

Will
After a bequest of wearing apparel and linen to her daughter Elizabeth, wife of William WHITTLESEY, Mary left her property to her son Robert who was also the executor.

Information from Croydon ONYETT 1/5/2006
The informant and present at the the death of your Mary LEAKE was one Lydia GALLEY.
On the 3rd. November 1867 at St. James Westminster, Middlesex, Jane GALEY, daughter of Lydia, married Charles ONYETT of Pidley.

The ONYETT's are connected in a very round-about way to both WHEATONs and DRINGs, and through the ONYETTs a wAY has been found to link the families of Den and Jean WHEATON and Carol and Steve PYENTA
Carol Ann SWIERKOS married Stephan Andrew PYENTA and they are friends of Jean and Den WHEATON
Carol's mother was Ruth Erline WHEATON, no proven connection to Den, but must be linked
Ruth's father was Christian Lawrence WHEATON
Christian's father was John Columbus WHEATON
John's father was Thomas WHEATON
Son of Thomas was William Louis WHEATON
William Louis married Margaret Catherine JORDAN
Margaret's father was William JORDAN
William's mother was Ann ONYETT
Ann's father was William ONYETT
William's father was William ONYETT
Son of William was Thomas ONYETT
Son of Thomas was William ONYETT
Son of William ONYETT was John ONYETT
Son of John ONYETT was Thomas ONYETT
Daughter of Thomas ONYETT was Flora ONYETT
Flora married Frederick HUGGINS
Frederick's father was David HUGGINS
David's mother was Ellen/Eleanor DRING
Father of Ellen/Eleanor was Thomas DRING
Daughter of Thomas was Mahala DRING
Daughter of Mahala was Rebecca MARSHALL
Daughter of Rebecca was Emma HYDE
Emma HYDE married Philip WHEATON
Their great grandson is Dennis WHEATON!

Well, we said it was a roundabout way!
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Media: Book
Source: (Birth)
Title: Jim HEATHMAN
Source: (Death)
Title: Death Certificate
Source: (Baptism)
Title: Brent SWEENEY 30/12/2013
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0801/WHEATON 0704
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Event: Type: Informant of Death
Place: Lydia GALLEY, Present at the Death, Somersham, Huntingdonshire
Occupation: Place: 1841 Independent
Will: Date: 11 OCT 1844
Place: Witnesses John LEAKE and Joseph RUFF
Reference: 05658
Cause: Old Age not certified
Probate: Date: 19 NOV 1849
Place: for under £100.

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WHEATON, Thomas (b. 1791, d. NOV 1836)
Note: Addresses
1811 Somersham, Huntingdonshire

THOMAS WHEATON 1791 - 1836
Thomas was born the second son of William and Ann GUNTON. He was baptised in the church of St John the Baptist in Somersham on the 20th March 1791. He already had an elder brother, William, born two years previously and by 1806 there were another three brothers and five sisters, although one sister had died within a year of her birth. It is probable that Thomas had a reasonably comfortable life during his childhood as it seems that his father could have inherited property and certainly had a freehold dwelling and land in Somersham as well as other properties which he rented.

At twenty years old, Thomas was the first of his brothers and sisters to marry, and it appears that he did this twice within a fortnight! He married Mary SEEKINGS in Somersham on the 29th September 1811. And he then married Mary again in the parish church of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire on the 10th October of the same year with witnesses William and Elizabeth WHEATON, and Thomas CAMPS. There is no indication as to the reason for the second ceremony. Was the calling of banns incomplete when the first marriage took place? Did Mary's family insist there should be a marriage ceremony in their church in Chatteris as well as that of the WHEATONs in Somersham? Another of those unsolved mysteries.

As with all the sons in the family, Thomas was a Butcher. For so many of the family to follow the same occupation must have caused some problems. Thomas's father was a Butcher in Somersham, three of Thomas's uncles had already set up businesses in Bluntisham, Colne and Chatteris and all four of Thomas's brothers were also Butchers; William went to Bluntisham, Joseph to Cambridge and Philip probably went to Lincolnshire where his son was baptised in 1831, although Philip was buried in Somersham the following year. This meant that besides father William earning his living as a Butcher in Somersham, Thomas and his brother Robert also had to find sufficient work to support their families. It was actually Robert's son and grandson who continued the business in Somersham until the end of the nineteenth century.

Thomas and Mary had their first child, Robert, on the 26th November 1813. Eighteen months later they had a second son, John, on the 19th February 1815. Neither child was baptised whilst still a baby, this event for both children taking place in the parish church on the 22nd June 1817. A daughter, Hannah, was the next child, born on the 15th April 1818, baptised on the 10th May 1818, but buried on the 23rd August 1820 aged two and a half years. In Huntingdonshire and the surrounding counties at this time there was considerable support for non-conformist churches. Perhaps this, or maybe the death of their daughter, caused several WHEATON families not to have their children baptised in the local parish church. The existence of the next two children in the family was only ascertained from details in census returns. A son, William, was born between 1819 and 1822, and a daughter Ann about 1825.

Within a few years of the birth of this daughter it would appear that Thomas was having difficulty in supporting his family. In the Overseers Accounts, on the 11th December 1829 Thomas WHEATON received 12/-d from the Poor Rate collected by the Overseers. As the other WHEATON mentioned, a Robert, (one of Carol PYENTA's family) was only receiving 2/-d this was a large amount for Thomas and his family. He received a further 5/- on Christmas Eve and 10/6d on New Year’s Day. Further amounts were paid totalling £3. 4s. 6d. by the end of March 1830. Payments were not made again to Thomas until the November of 1830 when he received £1.0s.0d on the 5th November, and a further £1.1s. 0d on the 18th of the same month. At some time during that year Thomas and Mary had their last child, Hannah, another daughter, although she was not baptised until 1838, after the death of her father, when she was eight years old.

It could have been that the reason why Thomas was not able to support his family was because he was not well for he was only 40 years old when he was buried on the 6th November 1836 at St John the Baptist in Somersham, which was three months after the death of his father. Of the children of William and Elizabeth who survived to adulthood, Thomas was the second son to die, as his brother, Philip, died at the age of 27 in 1832 (as mentioned above).

Thomas left his wife Mary with five children ranging in age from Robert at 23 to Hannah aged 6. In the February after Thomas's death Mary was renting a house and barn owned by William WOODS. The rateable value was £3.5s.0d and the rates 4/-½d. paid for by the Overseers of the Poor. By 1841 Mary was earning a living as a Washerwoman and her three sons, Robert, John and William, all still living at home, had broken with family tradition and were Agricultural Labourers. The family lived in High Street North in Somersham, together with Ann WHEATON, Mary's widowed mother-in-law. She was shown as "Independent" on the Census, so it would appear that her husband, William, did leave her financially secure. Mary certainly was not in this position as in the December of that year, still living in a house owned by William WOODS, with rateable value £3.5s.0d., the rates of 1/2d were again paid by the Overseers of the Poor.

Over the next few years Mary's financial position should have improved. It would appear that her mother-in-law (Ann WHEATON née GUNTON) moved to Cambridge, probably to be near her two daughters, Mary and Phoebe. Ann died in 1843 so there could have been property left to her by her husband which could have benefited Mary. Mary's eldest son, Robert, was lodging in Clenchwarton, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire by 1851. Also, two of Mary's children married, her daughter Ann to William BATEMAN in 1842, and her son William to Ann ASPINALL in 1844. However, there was probably nothing to inherit, and with the loss of support from her two sons and her daughter, Mary continued to have money problems because on the 17th August 1843 her nephew, Robert WHEATON of Cranbrook, paid a total of 11½d towards the church rate of which 5d. was for himself and 6½d was for his Aunt. Maybe things had improved by the 30th April 1846 when Mary WHEATON, with a house in Front Street, with rateable value £3.5s0d, paid the rates of 6½d. There was another Mary WHEATON entry for Freeman Yard, rateable value £2.10s.0d, rates 5d. At this time, except for Mary BENTON, the wife of Robert, there does not appear to be another Mary WHEATON in Somersham, so perhaps, if this Mary was Mary SEEKINGS, who gave her occupation in 1841 as a Washerwoman, she needed a yard in which to carry out her work.

In April 1847 Mary WHEATON was again shown in the Overseers Rates Book as occupying a House in Front Street owned by W. WOODS. Although at this time a rateable value of £3.5s0d was shown with rates of 3/3d. in August 1847 there appears no owner and Mary is shown as not having to pay rates as she was "only a lodger". In June 1844 her son William had married, and in February 1848 Mary was living with this son and his wife. They are shown as occupying a house and yard owned by ASPINALL. The Rateable Value was £2.0s.0d and the Rates 2/-d.

As William and Anne's family grew, perhaps there was no room for Mary to continue living with her son and his wife. In 1851, at the age of 62, she was living at West End in St Ives, and was working as a Nurse in the home of Thomas EARL, a Farmer, Brewer and Innkeeper. It must have been a busy household with Thomas's mother, wife, four children and two servants. We next find Mary in 1871 in a much quieter environment, back in Somersham in Squire Lane as a Companion, to Elizabeth WARBOYS who was in receipt of an Annuity. Mary WHEATON née SEEKINGS died on the 8th October 1872 in Somersham of "Old Age". She was 85 years old and the informant of her death was Jane RUFF.

Of the remaining children of Thomas and Mary, other than William and Ann whose marriage was mentioned above, all left Somersham. Hannah went to London as a Housemaid at Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, Middlesex in the home of Walter GRIFFITHS a General Practitioner. She married George SMITH at Holy Trinity in Islington on the 9th May 1852 with James SMITH and Phebe ADAMS as witnesses. John had also left Somersham by 1851 as he was lodging at 4 Mottram Road, Manchester with a Joseph ROWLAND and his family before moving to 24 Chorlton Road, Manchester by 1854. He married Mary HIBBERT on the 21st May 1854 in Manchester Cathedral with witnesses William HIGGINBOTHAM and Ann HIBBERT. Mary died of Small Pox in The Royal Infirmary in Manchester in 1871 and by 1881 John was lodging at 129 East Street, Gorton, Lancashire with Jeremiah BARLOW and his family. Through the years he had a variety of occupations besides Agricultural Labourer. He was an Excavator, Hawker and General Labourer. He died of Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema aged 78 in 1888 at the "Little Sister of the Poor", 201 Plymouth Grove, Chorlton Upon Medlock, Lancashire, where the superintendent was A CLAVE, who was the informant of the death. The eldest son in the family, Robert, did stay in Somersham for a while. He had a son, Philip, and then married the mother, Margaret Scott PARKER in Somersham on the 30th January 1860. He and Margaret had another child, John, in 1857 in Somersham, but then he moved to London, had other children, and by 1863 was living at 5 Guildford Place, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. By 1867 the family were at 16 William Street, Newington and Robert was living there when he died of Small Pox at the Small Pox Hospital in Upper Holloway on the 28th February in that year. Despite this particular family moving to London, it would appear that Robert's son Philip, for several years, kept in touch with the descendants of William and Ann ASPINALL.
Source: (Name)
Title: John ESGATE 8/6/2003
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: SEEKINGS 0700/WHEATON 0700/WHEATON 0600
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Occupation: Place: 1817, 1818 Butcher; 1829, 1838 Labourer (deceased)
Reference: 00010

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WHEATON, William (b. ABT 1791, d. 25 AUG 1860)
Note: Addresses
1815 Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire
1850 Scott, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA
With Betsey, her daughter Belamy METCALF age 15, and
Elizabeth DAVIS Age 6, all born England

Will
- Money left to sons John of Oregon and Thomas of Indiana, to Belamy METCALF, son of his
former wife, and to his wife Elizabeth

Parish Register
On the 1st January 1815 banns were published for the first time for William WHEATON and Ann SMITH at Chatteris church. There is a note in the register which states "Forbidden by William WHEATON himself 8th Jan"
Source: (Death)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0609
Emigration: Date: ABT 1830
Place: Southern Indiana, USA
Occupation: Place: 1825, 1836 Labourer; 1860 Farmer
Reference: 05663
Cause: Paralysis

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METCALF, Elizabeth or Betsey MADCAP or (b. ABT 1794, d. UNKNOWN)
Source: (Name)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0609
Reference: 05667

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SKINNER, Elizabeth (b. ABT 1789, d. 12 OCT 1875)
Source: (Name)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0704/WHEATON 0609
Reference: 10153
Cause: Bronchitis

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WHEATON, John (b. 18 FEB 1815, d. 14 NOV 1897)
Note: Addresses
1840 Resident of Johnson Twp., Gibson Co., Johnson Twp., Indiana, USA
Census return shows one male and one female, both 20 and under 30!
1850 25 September Barton, Gibson, Indiana, USA
Lived next door to brother Thomas WHEATON
1853 12 September Arrived in Oregon on the 12th September 1853
1860 Linn County, Oregon, USA. Real Estate valued at $3200
1860+ Vinyard in Dry Creek Valley, California, USA
1870 Mendocino, Sonoma, California, USA
1880 Mendocino, Sonoma, California, USA

Lewis LINEBARGER, Linn Co: born 1800 in Lincoln Co, North Carolina arrived in Oregon in the Autumn of 1843. Settled Claim on the 10th April 1853. Relinquished one quarter section to John WHEATON. Affidavit Lovell KNIGHTON, O A WILLS, J W GILOMOUR, Mary KNIGHTON

John WHEATON, Linn Co, born 1815 in England, arrived Oregon on the 12th September 1853, settled claim on the 1st November 1853, filed intention to become citizen on the 27th February 1846 in Vanderburgh Circuit Co, Indiana. Citizen award on the 13th August 1849 at Princeton Court House, Gibson Co, Indiana. Affidavit James T RANES, A M WALKER, John BEARD, John FAGAN, C P KNIGHTON

In the Oregon Land Claims Index John WHEATON and his wife 196.21 acres are shown.

On the Land Patents web site: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Results.asp?Accession=OROCAA+00 7816
there is an entry for a John and Eliza WHEATON in Oregon on the 4/18/1885 for 196.21 acres. The document number was 4052, but unfortunately this was one of the documents which could not be accessed.
The Legal Land Description showed the "Meridian" as Williamette, the "State" as Oregon and the "County" as Linn.
Other headings where "Aliquot Parts"/"Sec.Block"/"Township"/"Range"/"Remarks" . The following is set out in that order:
3/18/12-S/3-W/LOT 3 OR SESE QUARTER
1/19/12-S/3-W/LOT 1 OR NWNW QUARTER
2/19/12-S/3-W/LOT 2 OR NENW QUARTER
3/19/12-S/3-W/LOT 3 OR NWNE QUARTER
4/19/12-S/3-W/LOT 4 OR NENE QUARTER
1/13/12-S/4-W/LOT 1 OR SESE QUARTER
2/13/12-S/4-W/LOT 2 OR SWSE QUARTER
3/13/12-S-4-W/LOT 3 OR SESW QUARTER
1/24/12-S/4-W/LOT 1 OR NENW QUARTER
2/24/12-S/4-W/LOT 2 OR NWNE QUARTER
3/24/12-S/4-W/LOT 3 OR NENE QUARTER

In a letter to Stephan PYENTA Roy WHEATON wrote in 1997 that "John and family moved to California in the early 1860s and had a vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley"
Source: (Death)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Source: (Death)
Title: findagrave web site
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0609/WHEATON 0519
Event: Type: Moved to
Date: BET 1850 AND 1859
Place: California, USA
Event: Type: Will filed
Date: 25 JAN 1898
Place: Executor David WHEATON
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See notes
Event: Type: Citizenship
Date: 13 AUG 1849
Place: Princetown Court House, Gibson Co., Indiana, USA
Emigration: Date: ABT 1830
Place: Southern Indiana, USA
Occupation: Place: 1850, 1870, 1880 Farmer
Will: Date: 14 NOV 1897
Reference: 10158

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WHEATON, Mary (b. 18 SEP 1817, d. SEP 1818)
Source: (Death)
Title: Cambridgeshire Burial Index
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0609
Reference: 10154

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WHEATON, Mary (b. 17 OCT 1819, d. BEF 1841)
Note: Addresses
1838 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
1841 Not found
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0609
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 10156

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WHEATON, Thomas (b. 18 OCT 1822, d. 23 APR 1890)
Note: Addresses
1850 25 September Barton, Gibson, Indiana, USA
Lived next door to brother, John WHEATON
Living with them was John MORRIS (45) born England
1860 Greer, Warwick, Indiana, USA (birth year indexed as 1812 on ancestry.com)
1870 Greer, Warwick, Indiana, USA
1880 Greer, Warwick, Indiana, USA
(Indexed an ancestry as Frank WHEATON b 1827 living in Green!)

Thomas WHEATON wore a beard, but not a moustache.

Thomas WHEATON purchased land in 1842 from the Government. In 1992 this land was still owned by WHEATONs. Wilford WHEATON has the original land grant paper.

Inscription on the tombstone of Thomas WHEATON - "And is he gone whom We so dearly loved? Whose tender kindness So of was proved. Yes, he is gone, his Happy Spirit fled, And Now he's numbered with the dead."
Source: (Death)
Title: Stephan & Carol PYENTA
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0609/WHEATON 0518
Event: Type: Citizenship
Date: BEF 1870
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Emigration: Date: ABT 1830
Place: Southern Indiana, USA
Occupation: Place: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Farmer; Worked on building the Erie Canal
Reference: 10162

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WHEATON, William (b. 30 JUN 1825, d. FEB 1836)
Source: (Death)
Title: Cambridgeshire Burial Index
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0609
Reference: 10157

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