The fallacy of Gabriel marrying an Indian Princess is just that. His wife---by whom he had his children---is MARY DAVIS.
I have a considerable amount of data on descendants from 5 major branches; the NJ branch, the SC branch, the Long Island, NY branch, the Connecticut branch and lastly the Va line. From these lines the family radiated throughout the country.
Persecution (due to witchcraft) caused change in spellings of some branches: WHEELDEN/WHEELDON (in Maine), WELDON (on Long Island, NY), WHILDEN (in SC/NC), WHILLDIN (in NJ/Penna) for some of the variations. In Massachusetts the original spelling---WHELDON---was retained. In NH we find spelling of WELDEN/WELDON.
GABRIEL was married more than once. He did have a wife named MARGARET, but she was not an Indian. GABRIEL came here first in 1629 as per Plimoth Colonial records at the time he had his second wife, MARGARET, whom he had married in England. He had no children by this 2nd wife.
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I have copies of news articles regarding members of WHELDON descent including birth, death, marriage as well as some obituaries from Civil War dealing with those killed in battle. Also have copies of tin types form that era; pictures of silverware made by WHILDEN company in Charleston as well as pictures adn data regardi g POINTE PLANTATION, a
plantation on which rice was raised from 1700s up the the time of the Civil War. Much more willing to share in response to gaining descent of others such as yourself.
Your Wheldon Cousin,