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About John Wheldon
Marriage with one of Abraham Chase's daughters, Abigail, brought John Wheldon to Homes Hole. He was probably the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marchant) Wheldon of Yarmouth, Cape Cod, born July 21, 1707, in that town. He was a seafaring man and followed the particular occupation of a Sound pilot in these waters. He came here about 1730-40, and he and his wife received from her father, May 29, 1741, a large tract of land extending from the harbor to Tashmoo. [Dukes Deeds, VI, 452, 454, 458.] His death occurred about 1755, as administration of his estate was granted to the widow December 188 that year. Three sons, John, Joseph, and Timothy were lost at sea in 1769 in one vessel.