Thomas Seabury Wheelock

12 November 1838–6 January 1919 (Age 80)
Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas Seabury

When Thomas Seabury Wheelock was born on 12 November 1838, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Godfrey Wheelock, was 34 and his mother, Abigail Bell Lawton, was 36. He married Sarah Maria Nash on 15 August 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as accountant, connecticut mutual life insurance company in Connecticut, United States. He died on 6 January 1919, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in South Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Seabury Wheelock
Sarah Maria Nash
Marriage: 15 August 1866
William Stedman Wheelock
Kate Preston Wheelock
John Herbert Wheelock
Paul Lawton Wheelock

Spouse and Children

15 August 1866


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 10

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Wheelock, from the Wheelock river, which is named with a Celtic word meaning ‘winding’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas S Wheelock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas S Whuluck in household of Godfrey Whuluck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Wheelock in household of Godfrey Wheelock, "United States Census, 1860"

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