For many years I have tried to determine the lineage of Oscar W. Wheat, my great grandfather. Oscar W. Wheat in Thompsonville, NY (Sullivan County) born about 1886, died in 1940s. He was born in June 1886 in Missouri (still no knowledge of where). Oscar's father was born in New York. His mother was born in Missouri. The 1900 Census has Oscar (aka Oscar jr.) as a Nephew living with "Oscar and Almeda Wheat" in Orange County, NY with their son James C.
I believe he is the son of one of Elbridge Gerry's children, just not sure.
His wife, I believe was Mabel F. Wheat born around 1885, died in 1960s (1963-1966)
Any help with this is appreciated. I am a nightime genealogist and not very good at it. :-)