Wheelock (Eleazar Louis Ripley) Papers,  1833-1875

Wheelock (Eleazar Louis Ripley) Papers, 1833-1875

DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio


New Hampshire native and War of 1812 veteran Eleazar Louis Ripley Wheelock (1793-1847) brought his family to Texas in 1833. He established the town of Wheelock in what is now Robertson County and there served as a surveyor, land agent and commissioner, lawyer, rancher, farmer, Indian commissioner, and soldier.

The collection contains letters, survey field books, legal documents, and financial records related to the business activities of E. L. R. Wheelock and his family.