371. Wheaton


  1. Robert Wheaton (ca. 1606–1696) m. ca. 1640 Alice Bowen (ca. 1640–aft. 1687); Salem, Rehoboth, Mass.
  2. Elder Ephraim Wheaton (1652–1734) m. (1) 1684 Mary Mason (1660–1727); Rehoboth, Mass.
  3. Robert Wheaton (1688–1780) m. 1712 Susanna Salsbury (1692–1777); Rehoboth, Mass.
  4. Patience Wheaton (1717–1780) m. (1) 1740 Joseph Bosworth (1714–1754); Rehoboth, Mass.

Full essay

There is no general treatment of the male descendants of Robert¹ Wheaton. Limited treatment, for four generations, is provided by William B. Saxbe Jr., Richard Bowen, 1594?–1675 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants, 4 vols. (Hope: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2011–7). The PDF essay linked below summarizes my prior research on this family, dating mainly to 2003. Compared to Saxbe, I have made similar use of the standard collection of Rehoboth vital records, James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642–1896: Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths (Providence, R. I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897), and of the standard abstracts of Bristol County probate records, H. L. Peter Rounds, comp., Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687–1745 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992); H. L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records: Book 2, 1745–1762 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988). Saxbe also uses land records to a greater extent than I have. Unfortunately, he does not always follow the recent literature closely enough to avoid some mistakes that arise from shortcomings in the published sources, though these are more noticeable in the discussion of descendants of Alice’s sister, Ruth (Bowen) Kendrick. For this reason, it is worth consulting his Additions and Corrections, at 2:651-80, 3:575-95, 4:93-8. Although I necessarily pursue only one child in each family, I also attempt to provide basic chronological information on all of my ancestors’ other children and their spouses.

Related surnames

185. Bosworth · 2947, 2969. Bowen · 1485. Mason · 743. Salsbury

Created 14 September 2013; last updated 19 September 2019.
Austin W. Spencer | email: spencer@rootedancestry.com