Robert Wheaton’s Lands in Rehoboth (Group B)
For those of you descended from Robert Wheaton b. 1606 of Rehoboth, a couple of photos from last Fall’s trip to Rehoboth. Besides Robert’s town lot located in the present town of Rumford, Rhode Island was what came to be known as the Wheaton Farm and is located on the present day Wheaton Ave in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. First is a look East out across the fields—-(looking not to different from Devon). Second is the current day farm that resides on the site of perhaps the original building. I have been told by the neighbor across the road that this was used as a stop on the underground railroad. This property passed out of Wheaton hands in 1798.