Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Wheelock was chartered on November 8, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature. 

The charter was issued to John Wheelock and the trustees of Dartmouth College and Moor's Charity School. Wheelock is thus the only town in Vermont ever to have been chartered to an organization wholly outside of the state.

As late as the mid-l800's the rentals paid by Wheelock tenants continued to provide a large percentage of the permanent funds for Dartmouth College, and some lands in the town are still held under long-term rentals from the college.

In 1828, Dartmouth President Nathan Lord was in Wheelock collecting rents, and was heard to invite any person of Wheelock who wanted to go to college to come down to Dartmouth, where they would get free tuition. Fifty years passed before anyone actually took him up on his invitation. In total, only eight students from Wheelock have taken advantage of Lord's offer. A man of the Class of 2005 is the most recent. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Wheelock, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Town of Wheelock, Vermont's gift to Dartmouth College, by Eleanor Jones Hutchinson (1961) - find this book in a library .

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Wheelock is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Wheelock Town Directory

Maps
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1875 map of Wheelock

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Wheelock. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Town Records 
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1792-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Wheelock Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1785-1902; indexes to land records, 1785-1992, and Vital statistics, 1857-1939, indexes to vital statistics, 1785-1992.

Wheelock Town Clerk
1192 Vermont 122
Wheelock, VT 05851
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1328 Lyndonville, VT 05851
Phone:(802) 626-9094
Email: wheelocktc@charterinternet.com

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

References
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Adjacent towns: