I have been searching for YEARS for the parents of Melissa Wheeldon and finally found out that I was running around in circles.
The search began with Cornelious Wheeldon as her father, but I had her mother listed as Liddia. Her father was Cornelious Wheeldon born in Kentucky, married to Cynthia A. Lee, which was Cornelious' first wife!
I found Melissa's death certificate on the Missouri archives/death records. She is listed as Mayssa not Melissa, born 1855 in Johnson County, IN and her father is listed as C. Wheelonborn in Kentucky, mother is listed with her first name only as Synthia.
Cynthia A. Lee must have died between 1855 and 1864 as Melissa's (Mayssa) obituary says she was born in Johnson County, IN and came to Iowa with her father when she was 9 years old.
Melissa married John Wesley Brower in 03 Nov 1875. She died on 28 Jan 1926 and is buried in Ravenwood, MO/Monroe Cemetery.