Here is what I have found, I will start with Thomas J. Wheeldon and Lela B Hobbs and work my way back....
- Thomas J. Wheeldon & Lela B Hobbs -
I haven't found anything that referenced their wedding date but since they both said that they were married for less than a year in the 1900 census I would imagine they were married either late 1899 or early 1900.
The 1900 census shows Lela Wheeldon, born July 1877, living at her parents at District 10, Warren County, Tennessee.Thomas was not living with her at the time of the census however, they were already married.I found Thomas, born March 1875, in Monon Township, White County, Indiana in the 1900 census.Thomas was a boarder in the house he was living in.
The 1920 census shows both Thomas and Lela living at Monon, White County, Indiana.Below is the information listed in the 1920 cenus:
Thomas J., age 44, born OH, Father born England, Mother born Ohio
Lela, age 42, born TN, Father born TN, Mother born TN
Dirail(??), age 19, born TN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Buleah, age 17, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Nellie, age 15, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Violet, age 13, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Claud, age 10, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Almeda, age 8, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Gladys, age 6, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Charley, age 4, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
Alice, age 1, born IN, Father born OH, Mother born TN
- Lela's Parents -
Lela's parents were James Hobbs and Barthenia Bolling (note:Not sure on her first name have seen everything:Bertha, Birthing, Barthenia).James and Barthenia were married 26 January 1869 at McMinville, Warren County, Tennessee.
The 1900 census shows James & Barthenia's household as:
James Hobbs, age 56, Aug 1843, TN, TN, TN
Bertha, age 54, Jan or Jun 1845, TN, TN, TN
Lucy, age 19, Aug 1881, TN, TN, TN
Pearl, age 16, Dec 1883, TN, TN, TN
Enoch, age 14, Nov 1886, TN, TN, TN
The 1880 census shows James and Birthing’s household as:
James Hobs, age 47
Birthing, age 37
Mattie, age 11
Mary, age 9
Sallie, age 7
Maggie, age 6
James, age 4
Lela B., age 2
David, age 1
- James Hobbs’ Parents –
James Hobbs was the son of Richard Hobbs and Ester Smartt.Richard Hobbs was born about 1807 at Tennessee, and died about 1860.Ester Smartt was born about 1805 at North Carolina.Richard and Ester were married 16 August 1826 at Grundy County, Tennessee.
The 1850 census shows Richard and Ester living in District 2, Grundy County, Tennessee and their household as:
Richard Hobbs, age 43, born TN
Esther, age 43, born NC
Betsey, age 17, born TN
Christopher, age 15, born TN
William, age 13, born TN
John, age 11, born TN
Amanda, age 9, born TN
James, age 7, born TN
George, age 5, born TN
Anderson T, age 3, born TN
Evelina, age 2, born TN
It’s possible that Richard’s parents were Ezekiel Hobbs and Nancy Northcutt both born in Virginia.I will have to do some more checking on this.
- Thomas Wheeldon’s Parents –
Thomas’ parents were Arthur Wheeldon and Matilda J. Thomas.Arthur and Matilda were most likely married sometime in 1859 as their oldest son Joseph was born in 1860.
Arthur and Matilda are shown in the 1860 census living at Jefferson Township, Madison County, Ohio, (Joseph was not yet born).Arthur was 24 and Matilda was 27.
The 1880 census for Jefferson Township, Madison County, Ohio, shows Arthur and Matilda’s family as follows:
Arthur, age 44, born England, Father born England, Mother born England
Matilda J., age 47, born OH, Father born VA, Mother born VA
Joseph, age 20, born OH
Charles, age 18, born OH
Adelade, age 14, born OH
Sarah J., age 8, born OH
Thomas J. age 4, born OH
Margaret, age 2, born OH
Matilda died sometime prior to 1891 as Arthur remarried on 28 June 1891 at Pulaski, Indiana, to Lucretia Widner.Lucretia must have died sometime prior to 1903 as on 12 November 1903 Arthur remarried for a third time to Roda E. Rutherford, this married was also performed at Pulaski County, Indiana.
- Arthur’s Parents –
It is unclear whether Arthur came to this country from England by himself or if other members of his family also came with him.Arthur was born May 1835 in England, the son of Joseph Wheeldon and Anna G. Thompson.
Joseph Wheeldon and Anna Gill Thompson were married on 8 July 1830 at Radbourne, Derby, England.
- This is everything I have found so far however, I could probably go on and find more if you would like me to.