Jonathan Wheldon

Jonathan WHELDON (1658 – 1743) was Alex’s 8th Great Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Jonathan Wheldon was baptized 1 Jul 1658 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were John WHELDON and Mary FOLLAND. He married 1 Dec 1698 in Yarmouth to Mercy TAYLOR.  Jonathan died 11 May 1743 in Yarmouth.

Mercy Taylor was born  6 Nov 1671 in Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Jasper TAYLOR and Hannah FITZ RANDOLPH. Mercy died  14 Mar 1742 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

Children of  Jonathan and Mercy:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Capt. Seth Wheldon 14 Jan 1700  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Mary Mayo
26 Jan 1733 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass
5 Jun 1773 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass
2. Mercy Wheldon 22 Jul 1702 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass James Cottle
14 Mar 1743
3. Hannah Wheldon 22 Oct 1704  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Unmarried Mar 1799 Yarmouth
4. Jonathan Wheldon (twin) 13 Jan 1707 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Mary Stephens
10 Aug 1732 Yarmouth
1 Sep 1793 Yarmouth
5. David Wheldon (twin) 13 Jan 1707  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass At Sea?
6. Ebenezer Wheldon 9 Sep 1708  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Ann Hallett
24 Aug 1738 Yarmouth
14 Mar 1743 Yarmouth
7. John Wheldon 14 Jan 1711  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Susanna Hallett
20 Dec 1739 Yarmouth
Lydia Taylor
21 Sep 1752
23 Sep 1757 Yarmouth
30 Jun 1797 Yarmouth
8. Mary WHELDON 1713  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass Joseph BASSET Jr. 
25 Feb 1737 or 29 Mar 1738 Yarmouth,
15 Jan 1804  Yarmouth, Mass.

Jonathan Weldon is sometimes called John.  Actually, he had a older brother John  (~1655-1706) who moved from Salem, Mass to South Carolina in 1696.

Jonathan was already 40 years old when he married in 1698.  An alternative date of birth is 1 Oct 1686 in  Yarmouth in which case he would have married at age 12.

Some say that John wrote his will 9 Feb 1722/23 in South Carolina, and it was probated  Dec 1723, but this was actually Jonathan’s nephew.  (See Jonathan’s father’s page for details –  John WHELDON Sr.)


Yarmouth town birth records for Jonathan Wheldon family

Yarmouth town birth records for Jonathan Wheldon family

1. Capt. Seth Wheldon

Seth’s wife Mary Mayo was born in 1700 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Daniel Mayo (1664 – 1715) and Sarah Howes (1679 – ) Her maternal grandparents were our ancestors Jeremiah HOWES and Sarah PRENCE.  Mary’s cousins Ann and Susanna Hallet married Seth’s brothers Ebenezer and John.  Mary died 12 Jun 1777 in Yarmouth

Children of Seth and Mary:

i. Thankful Whelden b. 16 Apr 1736 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

ii. Seth Whelden b. 26 May 1738 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

iii. Sarah Whelden b. 18 Sep 1740 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.;

iv. Mary Whelden b. 9 Apr 1743 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.;

v. Elizabeth Whelden b. 1 Apr 1746 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

vi. David Whelden b. 18 Jul 1750 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass;

vii.. Miller Whelden b. 13 Jun 1752 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.;

viii. Margery Whelden b. 2 Mar 1757 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.;

2. Mercy Weldon

Mercy’s husband James Cottle was born about 1710 in Tisbury, Dukes, Mass. (Martha’s Vineyard). His parents were James Cottle Sr. (1668 – 1750) and Elizabeth Looke(1675 – aft. 1742). After Mercy died he married Thankful Norton (b. ~ 1722 – d. 15 Dec 1774). James and Thankful had five children: Judith (b. 1745), Merry, Lot (b, 1748), Thankful (b. 1750), and Elizabeth. James died 18 June 1790 at Nantucket to which place he rem. after 1755.

Child of Mercy and James:

i. Mercy Cottle b. ~ 1734 in Tisbury, Dukes, Mass.; d. 30 Nov 1787 Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.; m. Francis Mooers (b. 20 Sep 1738 Nantucket)

3. Hannah Wheldon

Yarmouth town record showing the deaths of John (J) and Hannah (H) Weldon at a ripe old age.

Yarmouth town record showing the deaths of John (J – 1797 in his 87th year ) and Hannah (H – 1799 in 95 year of her age) Weldon at two ripe old ages.

4. Jonathan Wheldon

Some sources say Jonathan died 17 Apr 1746 in Christ Church Parish, South Carolina, instead of dying 1 Sep 1793 in Yarmouth.  Jonathan’s  Uncle John moved to South Carolina in 1698.  John’s son Jonathan (this Jonathan’s cousin) died in 1736 South Carolina. It’s possible Jonathan moved south to join his cousins, but not likely as his children were borna couple years before in Yarmouth.

Jonathan’s wife Mary Stephens was born 2 Feb 1710 in Stonington, New London, CT. Her parents were Richard Stevens (1679 – 1754) and Sarah Harker (1681 -1754). Mary died after 4 Mar 1793 in Yarmouth.

Children of Jonathan and Mary:

i. Jonathan Whelden b. 1 Nov 1733 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

ii. David Whelden b. 7 Sep 1736 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 1834 in Suffolk, Livingston, New York

iii. Sarah Whelden b. 1 Jun 1738 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.; d. Feb 1739

iv. Ebenezer Whelden b. 24 May 1741 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 22 Sep 1794 Orrington, Penobscot, Maine; m. 23 Feb 1764 – Wellfleet, Barnstable, Mass. to Rebecca Young

5. David Wheldon

David was a sailor.

6. Ebenezer Wheldon

Ebenezer’s wife Ann Hallett was born 1 Nov 1714 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Ann’s sister Susannah married Ebenezer’s brother John. Their parents were Ebenezer Hallet and Rebecca Howes.    Both sets of grandparents were our ancestors: Jonathan HALLETT & Abigail DEXTER  and  Jeremiah HOWES Sarah PRENCE.   Ann’s cousin Mary Mayo married Ebenezer’s and John’s brother Seth Wheldon.  After Ebenezer’s death in 1743, Ann remarried 12 Nov 1752 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass to Joseph Crowell (1696 – 1783) and had four more children born between 1753 and 1761 in Yarmouth. Ann died Oct 1795 in Yarmouth.

Child of Ebenezer and Ann:

i. Ebenezer Whelden b. 29 Apr 1739 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Mass.

7. John Wheldon

John’s first wife Susanna Hallett was born 25 Jan 1722 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Susannah’s sister Ann married John’s brother Ebenezer.   Their parents were Ebenezer Hallet   and Rebecca Howes.   Both sets of grandparents were our ancestors: Jonathan HALLETT & Abigail DEXTER  and  Jeremiah HOWES Sarah PRENCE,   Susanna’s cousin Mary Mayo married Ebenezer’s and John’s brother Seth Wheldon. Susanna died 12 Nov 1751 in Yarmouth.

John’s second wife Lydia Taylor was born 12 Jul 1718 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Jasher Taylor (1685 – 1759) and Experience Cobb (1692 – 1764)

Children of John and Susanna

i. Susannah Whelden b. 1 May 1742 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.;

ii. Rebecca Wheldon b. 15 Sep 1743 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.;

iii. John Whelden b. 5 Mar 1745 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.;

iv. Temperance Wheldon b. 6 Jun 1747 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.;

v. Marcy Whelden b. 30 Sep 1749 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.;

Child of John and Lydia:

vi. Joshua Whelden b. 10 Jun 1757 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

8. Mary Weldon (See Joseph BASSET Jr. ‘s page)


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