Biography of Rev. Rufus Wheelock, Orwell, NY  
Biography of Rev. Rufus Wheelock
Town of Orwell, NY

 I am forwarding this as suggested by Mark Wentling.  If you know anything more about Rufus or his son Edward Wheelock (the son he was visiting at the time of his death) i would welcome any such info.
Nancy Docherty at:  <>
Note:  This is a wonderful portrait of Rev. Rufus Wheelock and many thanks to Nancy for contributing it and his information.

Rev. Rufus Wheelock, 1814-1891
Rev. Rufus Wheelock, 1814-1891

Attaching a photo of Rev. Rufus Wheelock, 1814-1891--son of Judith Foster.
He was Congregational minister--His parents moved from Vt and MS to Orwell, Otsego Co in about 1820 and to Mannsville in Jefferson Co in abt. 1822.  He grew up  in Mannsville and was living there when he died.  He served churches in Jefferson, Oswego and Lewis Counites.  His obituary in the Jefferson Co Journal said he died while visiting his son in Union Square in Oswego Co.  He had preached there on Sun, Nov 29th and had a stroke in the night and was comatose until his death on Dec 2nd.  It stated he was born in Putney VT Mar 3 1814 nearly 77.  Came at 8 to Mannsville with his parents. Attended Union Academy, Whitestown Seminary and then Auburn Theological Seminary.

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