Husband: Obadiah Wheelock, Jr
Wife: Martha Sumner
Born: 27 Aug 1710 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
08 (M): Ammariah Wheelock
Born: 18 Sep 1752 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
Obadiah Wheelock, Jr:
After the French and Indian war, the British government wanted to replace the French speaking, Roman Catholic population in Nova Scotia and the other Canadian territories with Protestants and people who spoke English. In order to accomplish this, the British governors of Nova Scotia offered grants of free land to settlers. Approximately 2000 New England families who became known as the "Planters" migrated to Nova Scotia.
Three members of this family, Obadiah II, Joseph, and Elias were part of this migration. Obadiah and Elias married into the Rice family of Marlborough, Massachusetts, many of whom also migrated to Nova Scotia.
(08) Ammariah Wheelock:
Christened: 12 Nov 1752, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Married: 26 Oct 1733, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
Revised: March 22, 2013
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