Captain John Wheatley
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hE lived in Lebanon, N. H., until eight years
old, when the family moved to Brookfield, Vt. For three years after
marriage they lived in Cabot, Vt, but dwelt the rest of their lives on a
farm on the west hill in Brookfield. He was an industrious, practical
farmer and an esteemed citizen and was remembered as a conservative man,
rather slow of speech, but full of dry humorous sayings, and as a most
hospitable host. He began the collection of records from which much early
history of the family in America has been preserved for this book
TEN CHILDREN BORN AT BROOKFIELD, VT.
41. Emily Vital Wheatley, b 23 August, 1809, d Brookfield, Vt., 5
42. Luther Wheatley, b 17 January, 1812, d Brookfield, Vt, 30 hours
43. John Wheatley, b 5 November, 1812, d Brookfield, Vt,18 hours old.
44. Sally Wheatley, 5 February, 1814, d Brookfield, Vt, six
45. Luther 2nd Wheatley, b 11 March, 1816, d Brookfield, Vt., 27 May,
46. Frederic Wheatley, b 11 February, 1819, d Brookfield, Vt, 1 May,
47. Infant Son, b 23 January, 1821, d Brookfield, Vt., 10 hours old.
48. Alpha Wheatley, b 9 January, 1824. d West Sommerville. Mass.
49. Sarah E. Wheatley, b 24 August, 1825, d Brookfield, Vt 28 October,
50. Eunice L. Wheatley, b 30 June, 1830, d Burlington, Vt,16 April,
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Col. Nathaniel Wheatley was married March 4th, 1813, at Norwich, Vt, to
Lydia Loveland, b Norwich, 3 February, 1790, d Brookfield, 18 June 1857.
(See Loveland Genealogy.) She was of the fifth generation from Thomas
Loveland who owned land in
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Glastonbury, afterwards Wethersfield,
Conn. He was taxed at that time for five thousand acres. His father came
from Norwich, Norfolk County, England.
Lydia Lovelandís father Joseph was born
in Glastonbury and lived there Until March 13, 1770, when he moved to
Hanover, N. H., and from there to Norwich, Vt, November 16, 1779, where he
died from accidental poisoning September, 1813. May 7th, 1777, he enlisted
in Col. Jonathan Chaseís Regiment to reinforce the Continental Army at
Ticonderoga (State Papers N. K) His daughter Lydia married Col. Wheatley.
They lived at "Willow Grove," the old Wheatley farm. For many years they
kept hotel, it being a relay station of the through stages between
Montreal and Boston. He was a prominent member and a constant attendant at
the Orthodox church and held family prayers daily. Often when returning
from church he would discover people fishing and it was his habit to
endeavor to dissuade them from such use of the Lordís day. They perhaps
excused it with claiming it a necessity to obtain food, whereupon he
always loaded them with provisions and sent them home contented. Col.
Wheatley gained his title in connection with the state militia; the broad
fields west of the branch were used for parade and drill. He represented
the town of Brookfield in the state legislature and once served a term in
the senate. He was an upright citizen, highly esteemed wherever he was
known and always exerted a good influence in the community. Ambitious and
enterprising, he was steadily looking forward to modern methods of
farming. He first used the up to-date agricultural implements in his
vicinity. His two horse mowing machine was the wonder of the region for
some time, people coming long distances to see it work He was an active
Whig in politics.
BORN AT BROOKFIELD, VT.
51. Infant, b 2 December, 1813, d
Brookfield, same day.
32. John Wheatley, b 27 November, 1814,
d Brookfield, 25 January, 1884.
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53. William Wheatley, b 27 February, 1817, d Bane, Vt., 21 August,
54. Lydia Ann Wheatley, b 21 December, 1818, d Brookfield, Vt.,
11 December, 1848.
455. Vinal Wheatley, b 21 November, 1820, d Brookline, Mass., 12 March
56. Nathaniel Wheatley, b 10 July, 1822.
57 Charlotte Wheatley, b 24 April, 1824, d St Johnsbury, Vt, 11 June,
58. Andrew Wheatley, b 21 February, 1826, d Brookfield, Vt, 28
59. Joseph Wheatley, b 2 September, 1827, d Brookfield, Vt, 3 May,
60. Lucinda Wheatley, b 16 July, 1829, d Royalton, Vt., 12 July, 1864.
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Lucy Wheatley was married December 26, 1808, at Brookfield to Seth G.
Bigelow, b Brookfield 1778, d Brookfield, 21 April. 1852. He was a
successful merchant at Brookfield Centre. Always an industrious, law
FIVE CHILDREN BORN IN BROOKFIELD, VT.
61. Charles E. Bigelow, b 10 October, 1810, d Waitsfield, Vt, 11
62. Gilbert Bigelow, b 23 July, 1812, d Brookfield, Vt., 19 March,
63. Andrew Wheatley Bigelow, b 14 September, 1815, d Brookfield, Vt, 27
64. Lucy Bigelow, b 22 March, 1819. d Brookfield, Vt, 22 July, 1851.
65.. Mary Vinal Bigelow, b 30 August, 1825, d Brookfield, Vt, 7 August,
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Eunice Wheatley was married October 8,
1813, at Brookfield, to David Loveland (No. 6, Loveland Genealogy) b
Norwich, 6 July, 1782, d Norwich, 28 March, 1828. They resided on a farm
in Conn. Rivet Valley, which was divided between their two sons George and
John. David Loveland made a success of farming, as his perseverance and
energy would of anything he might undertake. He worked early and late. It
is said that he used to do a full dayís work, and then mount his horse to
ride thirty miles to see Eunice Wheatley. In her he found a helpmate
indeed, one who, after his death, bravely took up the charge of affairs
with the care of three young children, and lived to have eleven
grandchildren call her blessed. The life of an ordinary farmer, even a
successful one, who died at the comparatively early age of forty-live
years, is not regarded with interest by the general public, but it is
pleasant for his descendants to gather up the traditions which have come
down, and, finding nothing to conceal, make mention of his thrift and
sterling character. Such a man was David Loveland, who, after attaining
his majority remained for a time on the ancestral farm, which be carried
on in company with his brother William, and on which he built a house. In
1820 he completed the purchase of a large farm a mile and a half up the
Connecticut river, where he several years later built a large house, which
has since been occupied by his descendants. His brother John helped in
making the bricks, and traced on two of them, while soft, the words, "Fear
God and keep his commandments."
So far as is known, our farmer was never
gone long, save once, from his native town. His father, with another man,
made a contract to build a turnpike in Rowley, Mass., and when it was
partly done the partner took the money which had been received and with
his horse and chaise went to Canada The elder Loveland returned home
discouraged, feeling that his farm must go to pay the help, but David,
young at the time, engaged more men who were good workers, and while
William assisted at home, he finished the road and helped to save the
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David Loveland and his wife united, in 1827, with the Norwich South
Congregational church, of which both were members at the time of their
FOUR CHILDREN BORN IN NORWICH, VT
66. George Loveland, b 6 January, 1816, d Norwich, Vt, 29 December,
67. Albert Loveland, b 24 December, 1819, d Norwich, Vt., 17 May, 1821
68. Caroline F. Loveland, b 30 May, 1822, d Norwich, Vt, 9 February,
69. John Wheatley Loveland, b 19 January, 1825,d Norwich, Vt,, 14
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Andrew Wheatley was married
December 28, 1819, at Alstead, N. H., to Marinda Perrin. He was a merchant
and lived in Berlin, Vt, several years, but moved to Plainfield, Vt., in
1825, where he continued mercantile business until his death at the age of
SIX CHILDREN: THREE BORN AT BERLIN, VT., AND THREE AT
70. Worthington H. Wheatley, b 21 December, 1820, d Plainfield, Vt, 10
71. William F. Wheatley, b 27 October, 1822, d Berlin, 8 April, 1823.
72. Andrew Wheatley, b,26 March, 1824.
73. Charles Henry Wheatley, b 22 July, 1826, d Plainfield, Vt., 20
74. Mary Hopkins Wheatley, b 2 October, 1827, d Manson, Iowa, 3
75. Marinda Wheatley, 28 April, 1830, d Brookfield, Vt., d 26 December,
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Jesse Wheatley was married December 11, 1823, at
Brookfield, Vt., to Harriet Stratton, b 1 November, 1800, at Brookfield,
Vt., d Brookfield, 20 March 1869. They spent their life on the farm
next north of the school house, in district No. 9, Brookfield, Vt He was
totally blind the last 27 years he lived, but was always cheerful and glad
to see and chat with everyone. He had a remarkably retentive memory of
incidents and dates, being authority for much of the material contained in
this genealogy. His blindness did not in the least impair his love of fun,
and lie was always ready at repartee. His eyes would twinkle with as much
expression to the last, as in early years. He lived and died beloved by
old and young.
THREE CHILDREN BORN IN BROOKFIELD, VT.
76. Jesse Cook Wheatley, b 25 December, 1824.
77. George Wheatley, b 19 April, 1827, d Brookfield, Vt,
4 February, 1861.
78. Harriet Wheatley, b 28 October, 1832 d Essex
Junction, Vt., 28 August., 1895.
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John Wheatlev Colburn was married 10 January, 1828, at
Claremont, N. H., to Thankful Judd, b 1806, d Claremont, 3 February, 1879.
They both joined The Congregational church in 1829. They conducted a
successful merchant tailorsí business.
THREE CHILDREN BORN IN CLAREMONT, N. H.
79. Henry F. Colburn, b 18 December, 1828, was in the
civil war with a Massachusettsí Company, and died near Washington, D. C.,
in Spring of 1862.
80. Sanford Colburn, b 14 September, 1832.
81. Lucinda Colburn, b 24 June, 1884, d Claremont, N.
H., 5 September, 1855.
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Betsey colburn was married at Lebanon, N. H., to Winslow Pay, b
BelchertowN, Mass., 24 April, 1787, d 6 December, 1842, at Lowell, Mass.
They lived on farms in Sharon, Vt, and Lebanon, N. H., where their three
children were boRN.
82. Winslow Pay. 83. Robert Pay.
These brothers went to Iowa and raised families but the people East
have not their address.
84. Lucinda Colburn Pay, b Lebanon, N. H., 12 June,
1810, d Lowell, Mass., 18 December, 1852.