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Robert Wheaton

Male 1605 - 1696  (91 years)


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  • Name Robert Wheaton 
    • He was one of the early Baptists in Massachusetts. Robert Wheaton was in active sympathy with Obadiah Holmes and Roger Williams, the latter being banished from Salem and the Colony in the fall of 1635, by the Puritans. Roger Williams, who was a Welshman and a Baptist, removed to Rehohoth, which was in the jurisdiction of the Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth, who, though more tolerant than the Puritans, yet drove him still farther on and across the Blackstone River, where he founded the present city of Providence. [5]
    Born 1605  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 9, 10
    Immigration Between 1630 and 1636  [3, 5, 10
    Occupation say 1637  [6
    History 6 Jan 1637  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Land/House 26 Nov 1638  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Moved To Between 1643 and 1646  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 10
    Proprietor 1643  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7
    Land/House 12 Feb 1646  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Oath 1657  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Freeman 1658  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Land/House 22 Jun 1658  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10
    Land/House 26 May 1668  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 10
    Miscellaneous From 1675 to 1676  [2, 10
    Will 2 Oct 1687  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 9
    Residence 7 Feb 1689  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10
    Died 1695/96  [5, 9, 10
    Inventory 24 Feb 1695/96  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 9
    Probate/Proved 24 Feb 1695/96  Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 9
    Last Full Review 31 Mar 2021 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I983  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2021 

    Father Christopher Wheaton,   b. Abt 1580, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother first wife 
    Family ID F911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Bowen,   b. Abt 1620, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 9, 10
    Married 1636  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8, 9
    Age at Marriage He was 31 years - She was 16 years 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wheaton,   b. 1639, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Wheaton,   b. 1641, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1683/84, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Jeremiah Wheaton,   b. 1643, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1719, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Christopher Wheaton,   b. 1645, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1683/84, Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Obadiah Wheaton,   b. 20 Jan 1647/48, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Wheaton,   b. 20 Apr 1650, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1737, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Bethia Wheaton,   b. 20 May 1652, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1709, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. Hannah Wheaton,   b. 18 Sep 1654, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1724, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Mary Wheaton,   b. 4 Nov 1656, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746 to 1753  (Age 89 years)
     10. Rev. Ephraim Wheaton,   b. 20 Oct 1659, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     11. Benjamin Wheaton,   b. Feb 1661, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Hill's (1887) statement that Robert Wheaton was born in 1605 in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales is in error, and is based on an earlier incorrect statement. This was cleared up by Bowen (2001). [3, 5]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1605 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1636 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 6 Jan 1637 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 26 Nov 1638 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Between 1643 and 1646 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProprietor - 1643 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 12 Feb 1646 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOath - 1657 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 1658 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 22 Jun 1658 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 26 May 1668 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 2 Oct 1687 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Feb 1689 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - 24 Feb 1695/96 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 24 Feb 1695/96 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2157] Bliss, Leonard Jr. The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, (Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1836), Secondary Source.

    2. [S2156] Bowen, Richard Le Baron. "Early Rehoboth Families and Events", (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume XC, 1945), Secondary Source.

    3. [S1345] Bowen, Richard LaBaron Jr. "The Ancestry, Wives, and Children of Richard Bowen of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Massachusetts", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume 76, number 4, October 2001), Secondary Source.

    4. [S1403] Greenlaw, Lucy H. "Abstracts from the First Book of Bristol County Probate Records" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXIII, 1909), Secondary Source.

    5. [S1938] Hill, William G. Family Record of Deacons James W. Converse and Elisha S. Converse, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1887), Secondary Source.

    6. [S1402] Lincoln, William Ensign. Some Descendants of Stephen Lincoln of Wymondham, England , (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1930), Secondary Source.

    7. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), Secondary Source.

    8. [S1404] Riley, Henry, Letter: 1994-03-27 to Jane Mullins, (Letter to Jane Mullins, 27 March 1994), Tertiary Source.

    9. [S2159] Saxbe, William B. Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants Vol 1 Generations 1-3, (Hope, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2011), Secondary Source.

    10. [S2158] Tilton, George Henry & Bliss, Leonard. A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, (Boston: Lewis E. Converse, 1918), Secondary Source.