Lucretia Newton

4 February 1756–20 September 1855 (Age 99)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lucretia

When Lucretia Newton was born on 4 February 1756, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elisha Newton, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Miles, was 24. She married Stephen Wheelock on 3 December 1773, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 20 September 1855, in her hometown, at the age of 99.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Wheelock
1750–1842
Lucretia Newton
1756–1855
Marriage: 3 December 1773
Emery Wheelock
1775–1841
Martin Wheelock
1785–1786
Stephen Wheelock
1791–1860
Sally Wheelock
1778–1865
Naby Wheelock
1781–
Walter Wheelock Sr.
1783–1867
Tabitha Wheelock
1787–
Lucretia Wheelock
1790–
Martin Wheelock
1792–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 December 1773
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Emery Wheelock

    Male1775–1841Male

    Sally Wheelock

    Female1778–1865Female

    Naby Wheelock

    Female1781–Female

    Male1783–1867Male

    Martin Wheelock

    Male1785–1786Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 27

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lucretia in entry for Martin Whelock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lucretia in entry for Martin Whelock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lucretia Newton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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