The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts

Scotchford-Wheeler House.
Late 19th century photograph of Scotchford-Wheeler House, Sudbury Road, Concord, photographed by Alfred W. Hosmer
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Compiled by George Tolman in 1908
Revised for editions of 1970 and 1981 and, by Joseph C. Wheeler, for this online edition of 2006.
This online edition is complete up to the Joseph's revision, 12 October 2013.

Questions or comments regarding the content of this genealogy should be addressed to Joseph C. Wheeler.

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Note to the 1970 and 1981 editions: Numerous insertions have been made by Mrs. Caleb (Ruth R.) Wheeler (RRW) and we have not usually noted her initials for these. Other insertions by Elizabeth R. Pickard are initialed. Mr. Tolman's manuscript was signed six years before Albert Gallatin Wheeler published in 1914 his 1250 page History of the Wheeler Family in America, but Mr. Tolman had many details not in Gallatin's book. Also, RRW notes that articles related to the English origins of the Wheelers can be found in the American Genealogist, Vol. 12, pp. 4-17 and 135 and Vol. 14, pp 1-4 – July 1935 and Jan. 1936.

Note to the 2006 edition: This edition attempts to bring the earlier documents up to date. Its editor, Joseph C. Wheeler (JCW), had considerable help from Ann Young, Barbara Wheeler, George Francis Wheeler III, Marian Wheeler, Phebe Packer, Kenneth Turkington, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wheeler and other family members. This new edition has been renumbered for ease of use.

The number after a name denotes the generation, with the first generation being that of one of the six “early settlers” listed in the table of contents below.

Contents

1. The George Wheeler Line        1 - 692

2. The Obadiah Wheeler Line        1001-1159

3. The Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler Line        2701 - 2705

4. The Captain Thomas Wheeler Line       2801 - 2823

5. The Captain Timothy Wheeler Line        2901 - 2905

6. The Sergeant Thomas Wheeler Line        3001 - 3242

7. Probable English Ancestry of the Concord Wheelers

Some of the relationships among these lines are discussed under # 2901 as well as in Section 7.

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The George Wheeler Line

GEORGE 1 WHEELER m. KATHERINE WHEELER

George Wheeler was an early settler of Concord: The first record I find of his name is in 1640. He appears to have been a person of some influence, and his name appears often on town records. He was selectman in 1660. His house lot of 11 acres was at the (present) corner of Main and Walden Streets, and in conjunction with Capt. Timothy Wheeler, who I think was very probably his nephew, he owned a large amount of land in the center of the town. He had also land near the “frog-ponds” and at Walden Pond, and at Nut Meadow Brook. His death is not recorded but his will was dated January 28, 1684/5 and presented for probate June 2, 1687. (Suffolk Prob. Reg. Vol. X fol. 1) His sons Thomas and John were named executors, but the former had died between the above dates and John was named sole executor. The will names “the children of my son William deceased, sons Thomas and John, daughters Elizabeth Fletcher, Sarah Dudley, Ruth Hartwell and Hannah Fletcher, and the children of my daughter ‘Fox' “. His age is not known, but as he had a son married in 1657, and as the birth of the youngest of his eight children occurred in 1645, it is probable that he was born between 1600 and 1610. I think it probable that he was a brother of Obadiah. [Katherine, wife of George, was sister to Obadiah Wheeler. She died 11 Feb. 1684 -- RRW]

[George married Katherine 9 Dec.1631 -- RRW] Katherine d. 2 Jan. 1684/5. According to a letter from Lexington genealogist Winifred Lovering Holman dated 21 June 1945, George Wheeler married first, 12 May 1645, Mary Studd.] His children by Katherine, as shown by his will and by the Town records were:

2.   I Thomas 2             m. Hannah Harwood

3. II William 2   [b. 1633 – AY]         m. Hannah Buss

4.    III Ruth             m. Samuel Hartwell

5.    IV Elizabeth            m. Francis 2 Fletcher [b. 1636 in Concord. They married 1 Aug. 1656. On April 15 1682, their son Samuel 3 Fletcher, who was born 6 Aug. 1657 and died 23 Oct. 1741, married another Elizabeth 2 Wheeler -- #3008. She was born 23 Feb. 1664. Samuel 3 Fletcher was a Corporal under Capt. Timothy Wheeler (#2901) and fought in King Philip's War. He was a Selectman 1705-7. – JCW]

6.    V Hannah             m. [Samuel] Fletcher [son of William, son of Robert - RRW] [Note: Births, Marriages and Deaths has “Hanna Wheler” marrying Samewell (Samuel) Smedly 11 July 1667 and “ffrancies ffletcher” marrying Elizabeth Wheeler 11 Oct. 1656. See also note under # 5 – JCW]

7.    VI Sarah   b. 30 March 1640       m. Francis Dudley [They married 26 Oct. 1665. Their son Joseph Dudley married Abigail Goble in Concord 25 Feb. 1689/90. She was the daughter of Thomas Goble (Gobill). Joseph and Abigail's son Benjamin Dudley was born in Concord 20 March 1698/9 and married Elizabeth Rice of Sudbury. Then their son Joseph Dudley married Mary Warren of Westborough in 1732 -- JCW]

8.    VII John 2    b. 19 March 1643       m. Sarah Larkin

9.    VIII Mary    b. 6 Sept. 1645         m. Eliphalet 2 Fox [They married 26 Oct. 1665. He was the son of Thomas and Rebecca Fox. Eliphlet and Mary Wheeler Fox' daughter Mary married Peter Harwood – JCW]

2.THOMAS 2 WHEELER m. HANNAH HARROD or HARWOOD   George 1

They married 10 Oct. 1657. [Apparently, wife Hannah was daughter of John Harwood and Dorothy - Source: see bolded 212. THOMAS 6 WHEELER - JCW]. His death not of record, nor that of his wife who survived him. [He apparently died 1687 in Concord, MA - Source: see 212. THOMAS 6 WHEELER - JCW]. On 21 Sept. 1687 administration of his estate was granted to his widow Hannah, and his son Thomas. The inventory begins thus: “an inventory of the estate of Thomas Wheeler, son of George Wheeler late of Concord deceased.” (Suffolk Prob. Reg. Vol. X fol 115-116).

[RRW notes that Thomas's descendants in Marlboro, Worcester and Hardwick are described in a paperback on the Wheeler and Warren families compiled by Henry Warren Wheeler, Albany, 1892.] His children, as per Town Records, were:

10. I Hannah    b. 25 Oct. 1658 d.12 Aug 1659

11. II Thomas 3   b. 1 Jan. 1659/60       m. Sarah Davis

12.   III John 3   b. 2 Sept. 1661         m. Elizabeth Wells [Tolman separately says they moved to Marlboro – JCW]

3. WILLIAM 2 WHEELER m. HANNAH BUSS         George 1

[Hannah was born in 1641, daughter of Lt. William Busse – AY] They married 30 Oct. 1659. He died intestate 31 Dec. 1683 and administration of his estate was granted to his widow Hannah. (Middlesex Prob. Rec. Vol II fol 133). On 15 March 1693/4 John Wheeler Senior of Concord, son of and apparent heir to George Wheeler late of said Concord dec'd quitclaims to William, John and George Wheeler, all his right title and interest in certain lands in the south part of Concord “that were in the possession of their father William Wheeler deceased.”

On the same date another agreement sets forth that “Whereas William Wheeler late of Concord died some time since, possessed of several lands of which he had no legal conveyance as also of a competency of personal and moveable estate, -- but as yet there has been no final settlement of said estate, -- and there being a considerable part of said moveable estate is wasted one way or other and doth not appear, and the rest of which is disposed of by Hannah, relict of the sd Wm Wheeler, and for a final settlement of the whole of the remaining part of the sd estate, amongst the children of the sd Wm Wheeler, and to prevent any further trouble and contention about the premises and to settle peace and unity that may be lasting, they, viz: William Wheeler, John Wheeler and George Wheeler, sons to the sd Wm deceased, upon their own accounts, and Nicholas Shevalley on behalf of Rebeckah his wife of sd Concord, and James Burley of Ipswich on the behalf of Elizabeth his wife, both daughters of sd Wm Wheeler dec'd, do agree in manner and form following, as to the division of property, by virtue of which agreement Wm [#16] as oldest son had a double share of the real estate, and John [#19] and George [#20] and the two younger sons divided the rest, and the personal property was parceled out among the daughters. The land was all in the Nine Acre Corner district, and some of it is in the family to this day.

The children of William and Hannah (Buss) Wheeler, as shown by the Town Records, and by this agreement, (the birth of sons John and George not being of record), were:

13.     I Hannah   b. 23 Oct 1660     d. 8 April 1673

14.     II Rebecca   b. 25 Feb. 1661/2       m. Nicolas Shevalley

15.     III Elizabeth b. 2 Jan. 1663/4       m. James Burley of Ipswich

16.     IV William 3   b. 8 Feb. 1664/5       m. Sarah Fletcher

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18.     VI Richard 3   b. 19 Sept. 1672   d. 31 March 1689

19.     VII John 3             m. Dorothy Hosmer

20. VIII George 3     d. Aug. 1737   m. 1st Abigail Hosmer, 2 nd Abigail Smith

8 JOHN WHEELER m. SARAH LARKIN         George 1

They married 25 March 1663. She was born at Charlestown 12 March 1646/77, and was daughter of Deacon Edward Larkin (or Lakin) and his wife Joanna. He died 27 Sept. 1713: his widow died 12 Aug. 1725. He was called in the town records “John Wheeler Senior”. On 21 Oct. 1719 an agreement for the settlement of his estate is made by his widow Sarah, and his children Samuel, Edward and Ebenezer, on their own accounts, and Wm Woodbury, John Meriam, Timothy Wheeler, Sam'l Prescott and Jonas Prescott on behalf of their wives, as named below. The births are all on record, excepting that of Sarah.

21.     I Samuel 3   b. 6 July 1664       m. Mary Hosmer

22.     II Sarah   b. Dec 1666 d. 1692       m. in 1691 John Meriam [#16 in Meriam genealogy – b. 1666 d. 1748 (JCW)]

23.     III Edward 3   b. 17 July 1669       m. Sarah Meriam [daughter of Samuel Meriam, # 8 in Meriam genealogy (JCW)]

24.     IV Joanna   b. 21 Dec 1671       m. Wm Woodbury

25.     V Mary   b. 16 Sept 1673         m. Jacob Wood

26.     VI Lydia    b. 27 Oct 1675       m. Timothy Wheeler #3009

27.     VII Esther   b. 1 Dec 1678       m. Samuel Prescott

28.     VIII Ebenezer 3   b. 3 June 1682       m. Mary Minot

29.     IX Thankful   b. 3 June 1682       m. in 1699 Jonas Prescott (Jonas/John).[Ebenezer bought ½ of quarter acre near corn mill in center of Concord from Stephen Wheeler (#66) bounded E and N on the highway.]

11. THOMAS 3 WHEELER m SARAH DAVIS         Thomas 2/Geo 1

They married 13 Nov 1695. Sarah was born 11 March 1665/6 and was daughter of Lieut. Simon Davis and his wife Mary (Blood). Thomas 3 Wheeler (known to the Record as “Ensign” Thomas). Died 2 Oct 1734. [According to Henry Warren Wheeler, they lived in the East Quarter on the Bay Road on land previously owned by his father, probably including land later owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson.] His wife Sarah died 5 Aug 1728. They [moved to Hardwick MA and] were buried in the Main Street burying ground, their graves being numbered 484 and 485 in the record now deposited in the Free Public Library.

Their children were:

30.     I Thomas 4   b. 14 Aug 1696         m. Mary Brooks

31.     II Sarah     b. 20 Dec 1697         m. Jonathan Hartwell

32.     III Dorcas   b. 29 March 1700 [Apparently, m. William Lee, Jun 1724—Source: see bolded "212. THOMAS 6 WHEELER" - JCW]

33.     IV Hannah   b. 9 April 1702

34.     V Mary     b. 3 March 1704       m. John Holden

[John Holden and Mary Wheeler married in 1725. He died in 1757. Children included Eunice 1717, Sarah 1728/9, Mary 1732, Jonathan 1734 and Rebeccah 1736. Sarah Holden m. Samuel Barrett – RRW and JCW].Note: On 13 Dec 1722 Thomas Wheeler & wife Sarah and Thomas Wheeler Jr. & wife Mary sell to Francis Wheeler and Nath'l Meriam, 60 acres in south part of Concord. [Also, see sworn statement at the end of George Wheeler's inventory – RRW]

12. JOHN 3 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH WELLS       Thomas 2/Geo1

They married 25 June 1684. Their first three children are recorded at Concord, the others at Marlboro, to which place he removed, and where he died in 1721. Some account of his descendants may be found in Hudson's History of Marlboro, p. 465 et seq .

Their children were:

35.     I Josiah    4   b. 25 Sept. 1686

36.     II Rachel   b. 18 April 1689

37.     III Dorcas   b. 14 Jan. 1690/1

38.     IV John 4   b. 15 Aug. 1695       m. Mary Hapgood and removed to Shrewsbury.

39.     V Martha   b. 22 July 1698

40.     VI Joseph 4   b. 19 April 1700       m. Elizabeth Holloway

41.     VII Ephraim 4   b. 1 May 1702

42.     VIII Daniel 4   b. 12 Aug. 1704

16 WILLIAM 3 WHEELER m. SARAH FLETCHER         Wm 2/Geo1

[They were married 17 May 1692 – RRW.] Sarah was born 24 Feb. 1668/9, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Wheeler #5) Fletcher. [Francis Fletcher, who was born about 1635, was the son of Robert Fletcher, born in England and died in Concord 3 April 1677. – JCW] She was therefore his cousin. William died 29 May 1752; Sarah died 25 Sept. 1744, says her gravestone. 75y.7m.1 day. They are buried under one gravestone in the Hill Burying Ground.

Their children were:

43.     I William 4   b. 9 Feb. 1693/4     m. Mercy Willard

44.     II Joseph 4   b. 2 Feb. 1694/5     m. Sarah

45.     III Francis 4   b. 8 Feb. 1697/8     m. (1) Mary Meriam (2) Sarah Blood

46.     IV Hezakiah 4   b. 13 June 1700       m. Sarah Buss

47.     V Nathaniel 4   b. 18 Sept. 1702     m. Abigail Conant

48.     VI Elizabeth   b. 2 Oct. 1704

49.     VII Sarah   b. 6 March 1706/7 d, 26 Nov. 1707

50.     VIII Jeremiah 4   b. 22 Nov. 1709     m. (1) Mary Wheeler(#76) (2) Esther

19 JOHN 3 WHEELER    m. DOROTHY HOSMER       William 2/George 1

They married 8 March 1711. Dorothy was born 10 Dec. 1677, daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Wood) Hosmer, and was sister to the wives of John Wheeler's brother George [#20], and his cousin Samuel [#21]. John Wheeler died 30 June 1737. On April 17, 1740, Samuel Miles, Joseph Wheeler & Nathaniel Hosmer were appointed to sell his real estate, and to divide between the widow and the children. This estate was on the Marlborough Road, bounded by William Wheeler, Jr.[#16] and George Wheeler [#1] deceased. This was part of the land confirmed to the children of William Senior [#3] by John Wheeler [#8], son of George [#1], as previously noted. [This was part of his brother's deeds XXII -261.]

Children:

51.     I John 4     b. 21 Sept. 1713     m. Deborah Derby

52.     II Dorothy   b. 19 Feb. 1715/6 d. 27 March 1716

53.     III Josiah 4   b. 29 March 1718     m. Mary Lee [son Thomas, Selectman 1815; Representative 1818 – lived near Assabet River on Old Bridge Road]

54.     IV Dorothy   b. 11 Jan. 1720

20. GEORGE 3 WHEELER m. (1)ABIGAIL HOSMER (2) ABIGAIL SMITH William 2/Geo 1

George married Abigail Hosmer 14 Aug 1695. She was born 6 Nov. 1669, daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Wood) Hosmer. She died 27 Dec. 1717, and he married 2 nd Abigail Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith of Sudbury. George Wheeler's death is not of record, but his will was dated 24 May 1737 and was probated 1 Aug. 1737. His wife's will was dated 3 Oct. 1728 and probated 30 Dec. 1728, leaving her separate estate to her own people. George Wheeler's children were all by his first wife. The births of the two youngest are not recorded but I get their names from his will. He was a blacksmith. His children were:

55.     I Tabitha   b. 16 Jan. 1695/6     m. Samuel Bennett

56.     II Abigail   b. 6 Feb. 1696/7

57.     III Jemima   b. 5 Sept 1700

58.     IV James 4   b. 5 Sept 1702       m. Mary Minot

59.     V Peter 4   b. 23 Oct. 1704       m Hannah

60.     VI Daniel 4   b. 5 June 1707

61.     VII Ephraim 4           m. Rebecca Shavally

62.     VIII Simon 4   b. [1709 in Acton – JCW]   m. Dorothy Wooster           

21. SAMUEL 3 WHEELER m. to MARY HOSMER 27 Jan. 1690     John 2/ George 1

They married 27 Jan. 1690. Mary was born 2 May 1668, daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Wood) Hosmer. Samuel Wheeler died 20 Dec. 1717, and his widow married John Bellows 5 Dec. 1721. [See Allen French papers – RRW].

His children were:

63.     I Mary             m. Joseph Stone of Lancaster

64.     II Dorothy   b. 2 June 1693

65.     III Joanna   b. 12 May 1696

66.     IV Stephen 4   b. 12 April 1698       m. Ruth Hill

67.     V Jacob 4   b. 26 June 1702       [m. Amity Amadon of Marlboro and lived 20 years in Southboro]

The estate of Samuel Wheeler was settled 3 Nov. 1719 and the name of eldest daughter and her husband appear as above in the settlement. The other two daughters were at that date unmarried. [1722 Middlesex Deeds 25-471 children of the late Samuel Wheeler sell house lot to I. Minot (Walden Street) SE. on Jonathan Wheeler, NE on land of John Bellers and Jacob Wheeler; SW on land sold to Ebenezer Wheeler out of said home lot.]

23. EDWARD 3 WHEELER m. SARAH MERIAM     John 2/ Geo 1

They married 23 Nov 1697. Sarah was born 18 Aug. 1675, d. of Samuel [#8 in Meriam Genealogy] and Elizabeth (Townsend) Meriam. Edward died 17 Feb. 1733/34. His will, dated 17 March 1731/2 names his children as below with the exception of youngest daughter Mary who probably died before that date. He was a weaver by occupation, and was for many of his last years a deacon. His widow Sarah [bought the old red house on Sudbury Road (99) from John Scotchford – RRW]. She died 25 Oct. 1738.

His children were:

68.     I Edward 4   b. 23 Oct. 1698       m. Elizabeth Herrick of Sudbury

69.     II Nathan 4   b. 2 March 1700     m. [Moved to Nashoba, then Boston, according to separate Tolman notes – JCW]

70.     III Esther   b. 15 Oct. 1702       m. Jonathan Simpson

71.     IV David 4   b. 26 Dec. 1707       m. Sarah Meriam [d. of Samuel #20 in Meriam Genealogy and Sarah (Wheeler) Meriam – JCW]

72.     V Sarah   b. 27 Nov. 1709   d. 11 Dec. 1711

73.     VI Abigail   b. 9 Nov. 1712       m .Deacon Ephraim Brown [son of Thos. & Han. Potter Brown]

74.     VII Mary   b. 20 April 1715 (We copy this as given)

28. EBENEZER 3 WHEELER m. to MARY MINOT         John2/Geo1

They married 26 Dec 1706. Mary Minot was born 16 Nov. 1689, daughter of Capt. James Minot & his wife Rebecca Wheeler [#2905] [daughter of Capt. Timothy Wheeler [#2901]. Ebenezer died 26 Feb. 1748; his widow died 3 Sept. 1760. His will mentions children as below, excepting Mary, who we may therefore presume had died.

His children were:

75.     I Rebecca   b. 2 Sept. 1712       m. John Page of Billerica

76.     II Mary     b. 8 May 1714 d. 29 April 1744   m. Jeremiah Wheeler #50

77.     III Ebenezer 4   b. 6 Jan. 1715/16 Went to Grafton, MA and died there 24 Feb. 1801. Some account of his descendants may be found in Pierce's History of Grafton.

78.     IV Timothy 4   b. 21 Feb. 1716/17     m. 1 st Sarah Hunt, 2 nd Mary (Adams), widow of Peter Hubbard and 3 rd Hannah Bright Bond.

79.     V Sarah   b. 24 July 1720       m. Jonathan Fisk

80.     VI James 4   b. 7 April 1722       m. Abigail Hall in Rutland MA 24 May 1750

30 THOMAS 4 WHEELER m. (1) MARY BROOKS (2) SUSSANAH Thomas 3/Thomas 2/ Geo1

Mary Brooks was born 2 March 1699/1700 daughter of Daniel and Ann. Thomas 4 is known in Concord Records as Lieut. Thomas. His first four children are recorded at Concord, the last four in Acton, at which place he was the first Town Clerk, in 1735-6. He after removed to Worcester, and later to Hardwick where he died 31 Jan. 1769. His wife Mary died at Worcester 18 May 1740, aged 40, says her gravestone.

His children were:

81.     I Thomas 5   b. 6 Feb. 1722/3   d. 14 Jan. 1736/7. He is buried in Concord close to his grandparents.

82.     II Mary     b. 7 July 1726

83.     III Daniel 5   b. 30 April 1728     m. (1) Mary Halloway, (2) Mary Cleveland [See Wheeler & Warren genealogy p. 15, etc. (Albany 1892) of Hardwick]

84.     IV Charles 5   b. 10 Feb. 1731     d. at Worcester 3 June 1761

85.     V Amos 5   b. July 1733       m. Mary Henshaw

86.     VI Nathan 5   b. 15 Sept. 1735     m. Hannah Hunt

87.     VII Sarah   b. 8 Jan. 1736/7     d. 18 March 1736/7

88.     VIII Thomas 5   b. 22 March 1738/9 d. at Worcester 12 Jan 1795

[Thomas 4 married a second wife, Susannah, who d. at Worcester 17 Sept 1760 at age 58]

43 WILLIAM 4 WHEELER m. MERCY WILLARD       Wm 3/Wm 2/Geo 1

Mercy Willard was born 4 June 1704 daughter of John and Mary (Hayward) Willard. William 4's death is not of record, but administration of his estate was granted to his son William on 6 Oct. 1769. [See William 5 and Willard 5 below (JCW)] Mercy died 17 Feb.1760, aged 55.

His children were:

89.     I Mary     b. 25 Aug. 1729       m. Silas Walker 28 Nov. 1760

90.     II Catherine   b. 12 Feb. 1730/31   d. unmarried in 1779

91.     III William 5   b. 21 Dec. 1732     d. March 1757 (single)

92.     IV Willard 5   b. 24 Dec. 1734     afterward called himself “Wm. Willard Wheeler.”, graduate of Harvard 1755, was an Episcopal Minister at Scituate where he died 14 Jan. 1810.

93.     V Mercy   b. 17 Jan 1737

94.     VI Wareham 5   b. 30 April 1740       m. Mary

95.     VII Oliver 5   b. 14 July 1742       m. Mary

I7 July 1799 Wm. Wheeler Senior and wife Sarah [ sic ], “for love and affection” convey to their son Wm certain lands on the Marlboro Road, bounded E by Wm (Senior). S. by George, and W by John Wheeler.

44. JOSEPH 4 WHEELER m SARAH FLETCHER       Wm 3/Wm2/Geo1

Their children were:

96.     I Joseph 5   b. 10 May 1724       m. Mary Hosmer

97.     II Jerusha   b. 11 Sept 1726

98.     III Sarah   b. 7 April 1729       m. Henry Flint

99.     IV Grace   b. 4 May 1730       m. Nathan Buttrick

100.     V Lydia     b. 4 Oct. 1732

101.     VI Hannah   b. 23 Jan 1734/5     m. Nath'l Sargent of Stow

102.     VII Rebecca   b. 21 March 1736/7

103.     VIII Amos 5   b. 26 Feb. 1741       m. Rhoda Buttrick

[Note: Mr. John Richardson in 2011 noted that daughters Jerusha & Sarah should not be listed under this Joseph 4 Wheeler"; rather, they should only be listed under "3015 Joseph 3 Wheeler m Sarah Ball". His source: FHL film 0432078, Middlesex, MA Probate File 24302, Joseph Wheeler 1732 - JCW]

20 July 1738. Wm. Wheeler [Wm. #16? (JCW)] and w [ife] Sarah, convey to son Joseph [presumably Joseph 4 # 44 (JCW) ] 60 acres & 2 July 1747, Jos. & w [ife] Sarah 30 acres & ½ the buildings, on road leading to Fairhaven, to Jos. & wife Mary who re-convey the same to Jos. Sr. in July 1766, and the old man sells it, and some 50 acres more, to Amos. The latter mortgages it Nov. 1768 to Jos. Lee, and his mother Sarah, widow, signs off her right of dower. 28 Dec. 1770 Amos sells it to Wm. Parkman: the place is now owned by Levi Miles. [Mrs. Douglas Miller 1938 (RRW)] [Corner of Powder Mill Rd. and Sudbury Rd.]  

45 FRANCIS 4 WHEELER m. (1) MARY MERIAM (2) SARAH BLOOD   Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Mary was born 22 Dec. 1702: daughter of Nathaniel [#17 in Miriam genealogy] and Mary (Taylor) Meriam. She died 24 July 1737 and he m. (2) Sarah Blood on 23 Jan 1740/41, who was born 19 Dec. 1705, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Davis) Blood. She died 17 May 1769. Seven of Francis Wheeler's children were by his first wife, and five by his 2 nd . He died Nov. 1774.

His children were:

104.     I Francis 5   b. 22Feb 1724/5   d. 14 Dec 1727

105.     II Mary     b. 27 Aug. 1726     d. 21 June 1736

106.     III Francis 5   b. 3 July 1728       m. Mary Hayward

107.     IV Rhoda   b. 24 Aug. 1730       m. Abraham Smith

108.     V Nathaniel 5   b. 29 April 1732     d. 11 July 1736

109.     VI Miriam   b. 3 Jan 1733/4

110.     VII Solomon 5   b. 5 Nov. 1735     d. 30 Nov. 1736

111.     VIII Sarah   b. 22 June 1742

112.     IX Samuel 5   b. 5 Oct. 1743       m. Keziah Wellington

113.     X Phineas 5   b. 3 April 1745       m. Lydia Meriam [#51 in Meriam Genealogy -- JCW]

114.     XI Hannah   b. 23 Jan. 1746       m. Reddit Jones

115.     XII Noah 5   b. 25 Jan. 1749/50     m. Sarah Meriam [#51iv in Meriam Genealogy -- JCW]

46. HEZEKIAH 4 WHEELER m. SARAH BUSS       Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 12 April 1732. She was born 21 Dec. 1710, daughter of Peter and Rachel (Fletcher) Buss. He was of Acton, and the births of all of his children except the first two are recorded there. He died 5 May 1759.

His children were:

116.     I Peter 5     b. 4 Feb. 1732/3     m. Martha Maxwell

117.     II Elizabeth     b. 23 July 1734

118.     III William 5     b. 1 Jan 1735/6; said in will to have deceased

119.     IV Rachel     b. 3 July 1737       m. Whitney

120.     V Hezekiah 5     b. 6 March 1740/1     m. Mary Gilbert

121.     VI Sarah     b. 2 Oct. 1742

122.     VII Abigail     b. 31 March 1744

123.     VIII Hannah     b. 17 Aug. 1746

124.     IX Beck    5     b. 1750     (so called in his will)

125.     X Huldah     b. 5 Aug. 1752

126.     XI Amos 5     b. 12 July 1754     m. Eunice Gates

127.     XII Lois       b. 2 May 1748   d. 4 Nov 1752

47. NATHANIEL 4 WHEELER m. ABIGAIL CONANT       Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Abigail was born at Beverly 25 May 1705; daughter of Roger and Mary (Raymond) Conant. He was of Acton.

His children were:

128.     I Nathaniel 5     b. 27 May 1734     went to Westminster

129.     II Roger 5     b. 22 July 1737       m. Eunice Gilbert

130.     III Sarah     bapt. 20 May 1739 at Acton

131.     IV Simeon 5     bapt. 1 April 1744 at Acton

50. JEREMIAH 4 WHEELER m. (1) MARY WHEELER [# 76] (2) ESTHER Wm3/Wm3/Geo1

Jeremiah and Mary married 6 Nov. 1740. Mary died 29 April 1744 aged 30 and he married 2 nd Esther. He died 3 Aug. 1783; there was no will and no administration.

His children by his second wife were:

132.     I Jeremiah 5     b. 15 Feb. 1745/6   Went to Hollis NH where he married Keziah Blanchard 15 Feb. 1770

133.     II Abel 5     b. 25 May 1748       m. Mary

134.     III Molly       b. 23 Aug 1750

135.     IV Esther     b. 23 Aug 1750

136.     V John 5     b. 29 Jan 1754     Born at Littleton

137.     VI Lucy       b. 23 April 1757

138.     VII William 5     b. 21 March 1760

139.     VII Cata     b. 14 Jan. 1762       m. Leonard Whitney

140.     VIII Betty     b. 7 March 1766

On Dec 11, 1754 in Middlesex Court of Sessions, the Town of Littleton entered caution against Jeremiah and Esther Wheeler and their children Abel, Mary, Esther and John who last came from Concord, and had been legally warned to depart.

51. JOHN 4 WHEELER m. DEBORAH DERBY         John3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 24 July 1739. Deborah was the daughter of John Derby and his wife Deborah (Conant) Derby. In 1757 they were living at “Narragansett No. 2”, now Westminster.

His children were:

141.     I Beulah     b. 7 April 1740

142.     II Lois       b. 17 Aug. 1741

143.     III John 5     b. 20 Aug. 1743

144.     IV Eunice     b. 25 June 1745   d. 7 Aug. 1745

145.     V Lucy       b. 8 June 1746

146.     VI Thomas 5     b. 25 April 1748

147.     VII Sarah     b. 16 Oct. 1751

53. JOSIAH 4 WHEELER m. MARY LEE         John3/Wm/2/Geo1

They married 1 Feb. 1741/2. Mary was born 9 Nov. 1724, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Ruth (Goodnow) Lee. Josiah died between 16 March 1768, the date of his will, and 26 April 1768, when it was entered for probate. His widow died 11 March 1799, aged 74. He was by occupation a bricklayer.

[This is the Josiah Wheeler who built what is today known as the Wheeler/Harrington House at 249 Harrington Avenue, owned by the Town of Concord. (JCW)] [The house was later bought by Joseph Harrington of Noah Wheeler, Jr. (#225) by deed 19 April 1827 Bk 274 p. 309 –RRW]

His children were:

148.     I Josiah   5     b. 4 Nov. 1742       m. Lucy Heald

149.     II Nathan 5     b. 9 Jan 1744/5       m. Lydia Adams

150.     III Mary       b. 26 April 1747   d. 17 Feb. 1831 single

151.     IV Anna       b. 10 May 1749 d. 25 Nov. 1846 single

152.     V Abijah 5     b. 18 Sept. 1851     m. Abigail

153.     VI Hepzibeth     b. 16 Feb. 1754       m. Haynes

154.     VII Dorothy     b. 1 April 1756       m. John Hosmer

155.     VIII Thomas 5     b. 14 Oct. 1758 d. 22 July 1780 single

156.     IX Eleanor     b. 20 Nov. 1762 d. 2 Feb.1780

58. JAMES 4 WHEELER m. MARY MINOT         Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

Their first three children were recorded in Concord; the last five in Bedford.

I 57.     I Mary       b. 1 Oct. 1725

158.     II Keziah     b. 10 March 1726/7   m. John Brown at Hollis NH

159.     III Lydia       b. 11 March 1728/9

160.     IV James 5     b. 16 May 1731     m. Mary Butterfield at Hollis NH

161.     V Elizabeth     b. 23 March 1734

162.     VI Daniel 5     b. 23 April 1736       m. Amy Morse – [settled in Monson/Hollis NH -- JCW]

163.     VII Zeubee     b. 29 Oct. 1738

164.     VIII Thaddeus 5     b. 16 Dec. 1742       m. Elizabeth Farmer

59. PETER 4 WHEELER m. HANNAH COLBURN       Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

Hannah Colburn was born 21 July 1710, daughter of Benjamin & Elizabeth. At His Majesty's Court of Sessions at Cambridge 11 July 1727 “Peter Wheeler of Concord, Husbandman”, and Hannah, now his wife, late Hannah Colburn are fined 30 shillings each “For fornication by them committed before their marriage”. He removed to Hollis NH where he died 28 March 1772, in his 60 th year. Some account of his descendants in Worcester's History of Hollis , p. 390. Their first child is recorded at Concord; the four next at Bedford; the rest at Hollis NH. [Part of Concord became Bedford in 1729 so children born in the same house were registered in different towns.]

Their children were:

165.     I Love     b. 10 May 1728

166.     II Peter 5   b. 19 Jan. 1730/1       m. Mehitable Jewett [Peter's son Joseph 6 moved from Hollis NH to Maine – RRW]

167.     III Hannah   b. 7 Oct 1733       m. Jabez Russell of Bedford

168.     IV Abigail   b. 25 March 1736

169.     V Benjamin 5   b. 22 Aug. 1739         m. Susanna Williams of Bedford 11 Sept. 1777

170.     VI Lucy     b. 1 June 1744         m. Silas Brown at Hollis NH 8 Oct. 1765.

171.     VII Alice   b. 1 Dec. 1745

172.     VIII Ebenezer 5   b. 15 July 1748       m. Azuba Taylor at Hollis NH

173.     IX Lebbeus (Labbeus) 5   b. 15 Oct. 1750     m. Elizabeth Carter

174.     X Jemina   b. 15 Aug. 1756

61. EPHRAIM 4 WHEELER m REBECCA SHEVALLY       Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 31 October 1739. In 1763 Ephraim and Rebecca and their children Rebecca, Lucy, Oliver, Lois, Jesse and Mary were warned out of Westford, to which place they had come from Acton.

The births of the first two and the baptisms of the rest are recorded at Concord.

175.     I George 5   b. 28 June 1740

176.     II Ephraim 4   b. 8 March 1742

177.     III Rebecca

178.     IV Lucy     Bapt. 11 Nov. 1750

179.     V Oliver 5   Bapt. 11 Nov. 1750

180.     VI Lois   Bapt. 16 July 1758

181.     VII Jesse 5   Bapt. 16 July 1758

182.     VIII Mary   Bapt. 6 Aug. 1758

62. SIMON 4 WHEELER m. DOROTHY WOOSTER       Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 18 Sept. 1739. He died in 1757, at which time Samuel Dakin was appointed guardian to his son Josiah, the same Josiah was in 1760 put under guardianship of Stephen Hosmer of Concord. If any guardian was appointed for the other children, there is no record thereof now extant. [After her husband's death Dorothy moved to Hollis NH. According to Charles S. Spaulding Vol. I, p. 62 of Hollis Town Records she was warned to leave town and went to Mason NH. Spaulding lists the children as: Simon, 1740 (died young); Dorothy 1742 (died young}; Betty, 1745; Dorothy 17 March, 1748, m. Joshua Davis; Timothy (as listed below);Daniel (as listed below); and Simon (as listed below). JCW]

183.     I Mary     b. 12 Dec. 1741

184.     II Josiah 5   b. 29 Sept. 1743 in Acton. [m. 18 Sept. 1773 to Huldah Page of Harvard. b. 1746, d. 14 Dec. 1826 in Westminster. They had a son Lewis b.18 April 1793 in Westminster. Lewis married Mary Stowell of New Ipswich NH in 1817. In turn, they had a son John Peter Wheeler b. 6 July 1867 in Gloucester MA who married on 1 Jan. 1900 Marian Stephens from Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. They also had a daughter Mary Josephine Wheeler who married Emile Martin of Baie Ste Anne, New Brunswick– JCW]

I85.     III Betty     b. 9 June 1746       m. Ebenezer Farley, Hollis NH

186.     IV Dolly     b. 14 March 1748

187.     V Timothy 5   b. 14 June 1750       m. Mary Nevins

188.     VI Daniel 5   b. 10 July 1752       m. (1) Eunice Hobart of Plymouth NH and (2) Mary Fuller

189.     VII Simon 5   b. 9 June 1754       widow and children went to Amherst.

190.     VIII Beulah   Bapt. 16 May 1756

66. STEPHEN 4 WHEELER m. RUTH HILL of Cambridge   Sam'l 3/John2/Geo1

The administration of Stephen 4's estate was granted to son Samuel 15 Feb. 1747. He was apparently an only child.

191.     I Samuel   b. 25 Oct. 1722     d. 12 Aug. 1799 single

67. JACOB 4 WHEELER m. AMITY AMSDEN (or AMADON)     Sam'l 3/John2/Geo1

Jacob 4 lived 20 years in Southboro, marrying in Marlboro. The records on their children may be incomplete. They are listed in The History of the Wheeler Family in America p. 30 as follows:

192,     I John 5     b. 5 Feb. 1731/2     m. Deborah “He was a Minute Man at the first alarm at Concord and served at Dorchester Heights, and at Ticonderoga and Crown Point under Ethan Allen” They had a child, Jonas 6, born 29 June 1772 in Petersham MA who married Sarah Boynton. [Jonas 6 and Sarah had ten children p. 42. & p. 61 – JCW]

193.     II Jonas 5   b. 10 May 1734       m. Margaret Whitney They had four children p. 42

194.   III Joel 5 b. 27 Jan. 1742     m. Mary Dudley or Dole

He was a Revolutionary soldier. They had seven children p. 43. He died 1 Dec. 1814. One line of later generations went: Jacob 6 who married Azuba Skinner, Joseph 7, Myra 8 who married Fred McCard, Mildred McCard 9 who married Hobart Page, Barbara Page McCard 10 who married a Rockwell, and then Michael Rockwell 11.

195.     IV Silas 5     b. 24 Feb. 1744/5     m. Sarah Miller

Silas was a farmer in Littleton NH. He and Sarah had ten children

68 EDWARD 4 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH HERRICK of Charlestown Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 17 May 1721. [According to separate Tolman notes, they moved to Littleton – JCW]

Their children were:

196.     I Elizabeth   b. 2 Feb. 1722/3

197.     II Sarah     b. 4 Feb. 1724/5

198.     III Edward 5   b. 2 April 1729     d. 8 May 1929

199.     IV    Jonathan 5   b. 28 June 1730       m. Mary Hartwell

200.     V Hannah     b. 8 Sept. 1733

201.     VI Edward 5   b. 9 Oct 1738  

71 DAVID 4 WHEELER m. SARAH MERIAM         Edw3/John2/Geo1

Sarah Meriam was born 1 April 1713, daughter of Samuel & Sarah (Wheeler) Meriam. [See #20 in Meriam genealogy. – JCW] David died 24 March 1784; Sarah on 5 April 1797, aged 83 says record, but she was 84. In his will of 18 March 1783 he speaks of “my daughter Sarah Harlow, and her children Lucy Vose and John Vose”. David 4 is buried in the Hill Burying Ground: his wife's grave is unknown. [David 4 was a weaver, Deacon, and, at age 68, participated in the Concord Fight – RW], [According to Town assessors' records, David, in 1747, owned real estate valued at 38 pounds, 2 oxen, 4 cows, 1 horse, 1 swine, and 15 sheep – JCW].

They had two children as follows:

202.     I Ephraim 5     b. 11 Dec. 1734       m. Sarah Haywood

203.     II Sarah       b. 31 Jan 1736       m. (1) David Vose (2)Harlow

78 TIMOTHY 4 WHEELER m. (1) SARAH HUNT (2) MARY HUBBARD (3) MARY BOND   Eben'r 3/John2/Geo1

   Timothy and Sarah married 2 March 1742/3. Sarah was born 24 Jan 1720/1: daughter of John & Mary (Brown) Hunt. She died 29 July 1753 and he married, [on 9 July 1754], MARY (ADAMS) HUBBARD , widow of Peter Hubbard. Mary was born 18 May 1730, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Minot) Adams. She died 30 Oct 1759. On 2 Jan 1765 he married, 3 rd , HANNAH BOND, widow of Amos Bond of Watertown. Her maiden name was Bright, b. 15 Jan. 1722, daughter of Nathaniel & Ann (Bowman) Bright.[She is # 91 Bright in Bond's Watertown .] She survived Timothy and is mentioned in his will. He died 26 Sept 1795 and is buried with his 1 st & 2 nd wives in the Main Street Burying Ground. He is called in the records “Timothy Wheeler, Jr.”, “Lieut.” And afterwards “Capt.” He was familiarly nicknamed “Pond Tim”, and achieved some little reputation on April 19, 1775.

His children were:

204.     I Mary     b. 11 Dec 1743         m. Fisk

205.     II Sarah     b. 5 May 1746         m. Lawrence

206.     III Rebecca   b. 8 April 1748

207.     IV Elizabeth   b. 8 Feb 1749/50   d, 26 Jan 1754

208.     V Timothy 5   b. 13 [or 24] May 1752       m. Sarah Hubbard

209.     VI Peter 5   b. 24 April 1755         m. Phebe Brooks

210.     VII Elizabeth   b. 20 August 1756       m. John P. Heywood

211.     VIII Ebenezer 5   b. 24 Feb 1759

83 DANIEL 5 WHEELER m. (1) BETTY HOLLOWAY (2) MARY CLEVELAND Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

The following is from Henry Warren Wheeler: Betty was the daughter of Lieut. William Holloway of Northborough, now Marlboro MA. She died in Hardwick 7 March 1774. Daniel then married Mrs. Mary Cleveland of New Marlborough. She died in 1810 and he in 1813 [in Jan, in Hardwick, MA—Source: see "212. THOMAS 6 WHEELER" - JCW].

His children by his first wife were:

212.     I John 6     b. about 1757         m. Mary Paige

[Henry Warren Wheeler lists a son Daniel 7 who married Sally Wheeler, daughter of Col. Thomas Wheeler in Hardwick. They had ten children. He also lists a son John who married Submit Cutting and then Sophia Wheeler and had eight children.]

213.     II Mary     b. about 1759         m. Moses Mandell

85 AMOS 5 WHEELER m. Mary Belcher Henshaw   Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

They married 2 May 1762. Mary was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bass) Henshaw. [See Henry Warren Wheeler for a full discussion of Amos and his wife].

Their children were:

214.     I Elizabeth   b. 4 May 1763         m. Elijah Warren

215.     II Amos 6   b. 5 Aug 1764 [Henry Warren Wheeler lists an Amos 7 born in Woodstock VT on 13 Dec. 1803, marrying Louisa Amelia Warren. He became a Unitarian minister and ended up in Topsham ME and was associated with Bowdoin College. They had four children. Henry Warren Wheeler himself counted Amos 6 as grandfather, his father being Amos Dean 7 Wheeler. Henry Warren Wheeler was very active in Brunswick ME affairs.]

216.     III Mary Belcher b. 19 Dec. 1774     m. Elijah Warren as his second wife

217.     IV Charlotte   b. 4 Oct. 1778     single – lived for many years with her nephew, the Rev. Amos Dean 7 Wheeler and died in Topsham ME 1 Aug. 1870

86 NATHAN 5 WHEELER m. HANNAH HUNT   Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

Nathan, who was born in Acton 15 Sept 1736, later settled in Hardwick MA and died in Vermont 3 Nov. 1819.

Their children were:

218.     I Persis     b. 27 March 1763   d. 6 Aug. 1853

219.     II Lemuel 6   b. 30 April 1764       m. Anna Ames

220.     III Nathan 6   b. 16 June 1767       m. Silence Giles of Chester VT

221.     IV Hannah   b. 22 Dec. 1768       m. Lewis Abbott

222.     V Betsey   b. 4 May 1773     m. Elihu Wright of Westminster VT

223.     VI Polly     b. 5 April 1775       m. Peter Wilder of Oakham

224.     VII Artemas 6   b. 10 June 1777

88 THOMAS 5 WHEELER m. SARAH WARNER     Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

Sarah was born 1 Nov. 1742, daughter of Jonathan Warner of Hardwick MA.

Their children were:

225.     I Charles 6   b. 13 Oct. 1763 [According to Henry Warren Wheeler he married Luthera Bangs, moved to Ticonderoga NY, and had two children.]

226.     II Thomas 6   b. 3 March 1767     m. (1) Anna Dexter (2) Mary Paige. [According to Henry Warren Wheeler he had fifteen children.]

227.     III Moses 6   b. 26 March 1769   m. Mehitable Pearson of Randolph VT

228.     IV Daniel 6   b.       d. 8 Oct. 1798

229     V Sally       single d. 5 July 1793

[In 2011, Mr. James "Stuart" Babin provided a genealogical record for a sixth child, "Willam 6 Augustus Wheeler", who had two wives: (1) ANNA DEXTER; (2) MARY PAIGE. - JCW]

94 WAREHAM 5 WHEELER m. MARY         Wm4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Mary died 17 July 1766. Wareham must have died before May 1787 when his administrator renders an account of his estate. He had one son:

230.     I William 6   b. 3 Feb 1866         m. Mitty Lee

95 OLIVER 5 WHEELER m. MARY         Wm4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Oliver died by drowning in 1796. His widow died 2 March 1812, aged 56. Children were:

231.     I Mercy Willard   b. 11 Aug 1782

232.     II Mary Willard b. 9 Feb 1784     d. 7 April 1784

96 JOSEPH 5 WHEELER m. MARY HOSMER       Jos4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 7 Jan 1750. Mary was born 16 Oct 1726, daughter of Mehitable (Parker) Hosmer. Joseph Wheeler was of Fitchburg in 1784.

103 AMOS 5 WHEELER m. RHODA BUTTRICK     Jos4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Amos died in Ashby in 1777, leaving several children.

106 FRANCIS 5 WHEELER m MARY HAYWARD     Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 15 March 1755. Mary was born 31 March 1736, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Hosmer) Hayward. Francis died 25 June 1778, his widow died 23 March 1831, aged 95.

Their children were:

233.     I Mary     b. 17 March 1756       m. Josiah Whitney [Josiah Whitney was the son of Isaiah Whitney, Jr. and became guardian for siblings Ruth and Rhoda – RRW]

234.     II Rebecca   b. 27 March 1758 [d.1784, m. Jonas Bemis. They had a daughter Rebecca Wheeler Bemis who married a Brown – RRW]

235.     III Miriam   b. 19 April 1760         

236.     IV Josiah Hayward 6 b. 29 Dec. 1762       m. Polly [He bought out his sisters – RRW,]

237.     V Ruth     b. 1 April 1762       d. 17 Aug 1786

238.     VI Olive     b. 26 April 1767       [m. Silas Haynes]

239.     VII Rhoda   b. 15 Sept. 1769     m. Elijah Brown of Sudbury

240.     VIII Elizabeth   b. 12 Feb. 1772

241.     IX Daniel 6   b. 27 April; 1774       m. Mary H. Forbush

242.     X Simeon H. 6   b. 10 Oct. 1776         m. Betsy Forbush

112 SAMUEL 5 WHEELER m. KEZIAH WELLINGTON Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

   They married 24 June 1773. He died 13 Jan. 1832, his wife died 23 Feb. 1830, aged 85. They are buried in lot No. 122 “New Burying Ground”. Their son Nathan is buried in the same lot. The Yeoman's gazette in a 21 Jan 1832 obituary said, "In this town, on Friday evening, the 13th inst. Mr. Samuel Wheeler, aged 88."

His children were:

243.     I Anna     b. 22 Sept. 1773

244.     II Elijah 6   bapt. 11 Jan. 1778     d. 27 June 1815 non compos

245.     III Keziah   b. 13 Sept. 1780     d. 10 Dec. 1782

246.     IV Elisha 6   b. 18 Nov. 1783         m. Eleanor Tower

247.     V Nathan 6   b. 13 March 1787     d. 31 Oct. 1865 (single)

248.     VI Samuel 6   b. 1789         d. 30 Aug.1802, aged 13

113 PHINEAS 5 WHEELER m. LYDIA MERIAM       Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

   Lydia was born 1 May 1747, daughter of Josiah (Meriam Genealogy# 51) and Lydia (Wheeler) Meriam. Phineas 5 died 18 June 1814: his will names “eldest son Phineas, second son Amos, son Timothy, son Stephen of West Cambridge, eldest daughter Lydia, daughter Anna M. and my third daughter Hannah French”. The births of some of these children are not recorded. [Land bounded E on Lee, Brigham, Fitchburg Turnpike 1806.] The widow Lydia married Benjamin Smith of Stow and died 26 March 1839, aged 92 years.

His children were:

249.     I Phineas 6   b. 9 Feb. 1775         m. Sally Smith

250.     II Amos 6   b. 13 Sept. 1777       m. Mary Downing

251.     III Artemas   b. 26 Feb. 1781         m. Elizabeth Downing

252.     IV Lydia   b. 11 March 1783   d. 24 March 1861       

253.     V Anna Meriam   bapt. 20 March 1785 d. 31 May 1864 m. Noah Wheeler [#257]

254.     VI Hannah   b. 14 April 1787         m. Moses French

255.     VII Stephen 6   b.           m. Sally Whittemore

256.     VIII Timothy 6   b. 17 Jan. 1790         m. Sophia Jones

115 NOAH 5 WHEELER m. SARAH MERIAM       Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Sarah and Noah were married 30 July 1776. She was born 19 April 1753, daughter of Josiah (Meriam Genealogy # 51) and Lydia (Wheeler) Meriam. He died 23 Feb. 1834, she died 9 March 1825.They are buried, as is son Barzillai, in lot # 34 in the “New Burying Ground.”

Their children were:

257.     I Noah 6   b. 3 Feb 1778 d. 1855       m. Anna Meriam Wheeler (#222) 15 Jan 1811. [Tolman separately notes that Noah and Anna (Ann?) were “cousin in double relation, their fathers (Noah and Phineas) being brothers and their mothers (Sarah and Lydia Meriam) being sisters.” – JCW]

258.     II Francis 6   b. 29 Jan.1780 d. 1853       m. Susan Stearns

259.     III Sally     b. 21 July 1782     m. 1. Peter Hunt; 2. Artemas Brown

260.     IV Barzillai 6   bapt. 17 Aug. 1784   d. 27 Dec. 1841 (single)

261.     V Cyrus 6   b. 10 Nov. 1786     d. 1855     m. Elizabeth Smith   

262.     VI Polly     b. 5 Aug. 1789     d. 11 Dec. 1795

263.     VII Betsy   b. 3 Jan 1792         m. Simon Roby   

264.     VIII Dorcas   bapt. 23 March 1794       m. William Lee

116. PETER 5 WHEELER m. MARTHA MAXWELL       Hez4/Wm3/Wm3/Geo1

The following children were recorded at Stow:

265.     I Levi 6     b. 29 Oct. 1784 [1754? JCW]

266.     II William 6   b. 22 Nov. 1757

267.     III Peter 6   b. 29 Oct. 1760

268.     IV Katherine   b. 5 July 1763.

120 HEZEKIAH 5 WHEELER m. MARY GILBERT       Hez4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 12 Nov. 1767 in Acton. Hezekiah died in Acton 5 Nov. 1786 in his 46 th year. The births of their first two children only are recorded, the rest gleaned from the guardianship records in the Probate Court. They were probably all born in Acton.

269.     I William 6   b. 16 April 1768

270.     II Hezekiah 6   b. 7 Nov. 1779     d. 7 Aug. 1813

271.     III Patty               m. Jacob Blaisdell

272.     IV Daniel 6       over 14 years old on 10 May 1787

273.     V Aaron 6       under 14 years old on 10 May, 1787

274.     VI Joseph D. 6   [bapt. 30 May 1779 AVR]

275.     VII Sarah   [bapt. 24 Nov. 1780 AVR]

276.     VIII Reuben 6   [bapt. 13 April 1782 AVR]     m. Rhoda

277.     IX Lydia   [bapt. 18 June 1784 AVR]

126.   AMOS 5 WHEELER m. EUNICE GATES     Hez4/Wm.3/Wm2/Geo1

Amos went to Charlestown NH and (according to Saunderson's story of Charlestown p. 613) had:

278.     I Amos 6             m. Rachel

279.     II Sarah

280.     III Allen 6   IRA

281.     IV Jesse 6   b. 26 July 1791   d, 1874       m. Philera

282.     V Catherine, who was living 1876, unmarried

283.     VI Abigail   b. 3 Jan. 1794

284.     VII Mary

285.     VIII Hammond 6 b. 28 March 1796

286.     IX Daniel 6   b. 28 March 1796

287.     X Willard 6   b. 22 Aug 1800

288.     XI Charles 6   b. 22 Aug. 1800

129. ROGER 5 WHEELER m. EUNICE GILBERT     Nathl4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 30 Aug. 1764 in Acton. He died in Acton 30 Dec. 1813, aged 76. She died Feb. 1830, aged 86. This is on the authority of their gravestones. Children, born in Acton, were:

289.     I Abigail     b. 27 Nov. 1767

290.     II Meriam   b. 3 Feb. 1770         m. John Meriam

291.     III Josiah Gilbert 6 b. 9 Aug. 1772

292.     IV Roger 6   b. 25 Oct. 1775

293.     V Theodore 6   b. 5 Feb. 1777         m. Hannah

294.     VI Nathaniel 6   b. 12 Nov. 1779

295.     VII Eunice   b. 18 March 1782

296.     VIII Joseph 6   b. 25 June 1784

297.     IX Mary     b. 25 June 1784

[Note, a part of a newspaper clipping inserted in Ruth Wheeler's copy reads as follows: “Corinth, Orono Families Prize Diaries Written a Century Ago When Life Was Hard, But Simple. By Joseph Cobb, News Staff Writer. Faint words scrawled with quills by the light of quivering candles bring the Maine scene of almost a century ago to life for families in Corinth and Orono.

“Home-made Ink – The faded notations – probably made in home-made ink – are to be found in two sets of crumbling dairies written by Joseph B. Wheeler, grandfather of Fred L McCard of Corinth and William M. Scott of Chester, great-great grandfather of Rachel and John Kylee, children of Mr and Mrs. Edward E Ross of Orono.

“Wheeler, a Corinth native, whose father built the first frame house in town, was a selectman, attorney, preacher, undertaker, farmer and one-man draft board for the town of Corinth during the Civil War.” JCW]  

133 ABEL 5 WHEELER m. MARY         Jermh4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

298.     I Louisa (bap. Lovice) (Also called Lovisa) b. 7 Dec. 1782

299.     II Polly     b. 29 July 1784

300.     III Martha Russell b. 30 April 1986

301.     IV Betty     b. 29 July 1788

302.     V Abel 6   b. 4 April 1791

303.     VI Sarah   b. 2 Sept. 1793

304.     VII John 6   b. 9 July 1796

305.     VIII Dorothy   b. 4 Feb. 1799   

148. JOSIAH 5 WHEELER m. LUCY HEALD       Josiah4/John3/Wm2/Geo1

Lucy Heald was born 5 May 1742, daughter of John and Lydia Heald. Josiah removed to Temple NH and died there 7 May 1834. The births of the following children are recorded there:

306.     I Lucy     b. 16 Jan 1765

307.     II Josiah 6   b. 6 Jan. 1768

308.     III Mary     b. 6 Jan. 1768

309.     IV Elizabeth   b. 29 Aug. 1769     d. 22 March 1772

310.     V Eleanor   b. 22 April 1771

149. NATHAN 5 WHEELER m. LYDIA ADAMS       Josiah4/John3/Wm2/Geo1

Lydia Adams was born 5 June 1743, daughter of John and Lydia. Nathan, [like his brother Josiah 5], removed to Temple NH and died there 7 May 1834. The births of the following children are recorded there:

311.     I Nathan 6   b. 20 Oct. 1781

312.     II Lydia     b. 9 Aug. 1783

313.     III Josiah 6   b. 4 May 1786

314.     IV Thomas 6

152 ABIJAH 5 WHEELER m. (1) ABIGAIL and (2) CATHERINE Josiah4/John3/Wm2/Geo1

Abijah died at Woburn 28 Dec. 1812 and his son, Artemis, of Temple NH was made administrator of his estate. His daughter Hepzibeth, “a minor above the age of 14 yrs”, is put under guardianship 15 Feb. 1813. His widow Catherine appears on the record. The first two children were by the first wife and their births are recorded in Concord. Their children were:

315.     I Artemas 6   b. 7 March 1774

316.     II Nabby   b. 10 Sept. 1775

317.     III Hepsibeth

155 THOMAS 5 WHEELER (Single)         Josiah4/John3/Wm2/Geo1

Thomas 5 Wheeler died a bachelor and left all his property to his Nephew Thomas (#275) “to the exclusion of my other heirs, viz: my brothers Josiah, Nathan and Abbijah, and my sisters Mary & Anna Wheeler, and Hepzibah Haynes.” Abel Moore, ex'r of the estate, was made guardian of the divisee, who was mildly insane. In 1844 he was again put under guardianship: again released in 1849, and a third time put under restraint in 1858.

[The following is from “An Account of Some of the Early Settlers of WEST DUNSTABLE, MONSON and HOLLIS, N.H.” by Charles S. Spaulding, Nashua Press, 1915 – JCW]

160 JAMES 5 WHEELER m. MARY BUTTERFIELD     James/4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

Mary Butterfield was from Hollis NH. They were married 1 Nov. 1750. They settled east of Patch Corner in the township of Monson. He became involved in debt. “He removed about a mile east, near the Shattuck land, and told his folks to tell [his creditors] he had gone to Boston. The place has been called Boston Lot ever since. Mr. Wheeler served in the war of the Revolution in Capt. Noah Worcester's company at Cambridge in 1775. Shortly after this he removed to the north part of Dunstable, where his wife's people resided, and soon after became insane and remained in that condition four or five years. He spent all his wife's property, who became heir to several hundred acres of those pitch pines forests of Dunstable plains.”

The children were:

318.     I James 6   b. 29 Jan. 1753       m. Hannah Read

319.     II Reuben 6   b. 30 Jan. 1755       m. Dorcas Stevens3201.

320.     III Mary     b. 28 Nov. 1756

321.     III John 6   b. 2 July 1758       m. Biah or Byer

322.     IV Levincey   b. 20 Aug. 1760       m. William King

323.     V Abiezer 6   b. 2 Feb. 1765       m. Ruth Williams

324.     VI Zebulon 6   b. 20 Jan. 1768       m. widow Mary Pool Kendrick

325.     VII Solomon 6   b. 28 April 1769       m. Hannah Farley

162. DANIEL 5 WHEELER m. AMY MORSE       James4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

[The following, like #160, is from Spaulding -- JCW.]

Daniel was born 23 April 1736 in Bedford MA, moving to West Dunstable NH with his father, settling in Patch Corner, Monson NH – later a part of Hollis NH. He served in the French War in Capt. Peter Power's company. The family left Hollis before 1800. He died in 1775; his widow, who later married Samuel Leeman of Patch Corner, died in 1821 in Concord NH.

The children of Daniel and Amy were:

326.     I Lydia     b. 24 Nov. 1757       m. Joseph Adams

327.     II Abner    6   b. 14 April 1760   m. Mary Ross He was at battle of Bennington.

328.     III Jacob 6   b. 5 March 1763     m. Elizabeth Dix

329.     IV Daniel 6   b. 18 March 1765     m. Chive White

330.     V Benjamin 6   b. 18 Aug. 1768       m. Polly Fitch

331.     VI Hannah   b. 1772   d. 1862     m. (1) Joseph Flagg,

(2) Deacon Nathaniel Hale

159 THADDEUS 5 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH FARMER   James4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

[The following, like #160 and # 162 is from Spaulding    -- JCW]

Lieut. Thaddeus Wheeler was born in West Dunstable NH 16 Dec, 1742 and died in 1826 from the effects of a kick of a steer. He belonged to the Hollis NH Minute Men, served in the Revolution and was Hollis Selectman 1787 – 1808. He was an ardent Democrat of the Jefferson school. They married in 1769.

Their children were:

332.     I Elizabeth   b. 12 July 1770       m. David French of Hollis NH

333.     II Thaddeus 6   b. 10 Oct. 1773 d. 1871     m. Sibbel Spaulding

334.     III Minot 6   b. 6 May 1777       m. Sally Farley

335.     IV Theodore 6   b. 7 Jan. 1780     m Susannah Hamlet of Hollis NH

336.     V Amos 6   b. 12 July 1783       m. Mary Rideout

337.     VI Major James b, 6 Aug. 1785       m. Dorcas Mooar

338.     VII Capt. Benjamin b. 16 Oct. 1790     m. Rhoda Rideout

166 PETER 5 WHEELER m. MEHITABLE JEWETT     Peter4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

Ms. Jewett was from Hollis NH. The children born at Hollis, according to Worcester's History of Hollis (p. 390) were:

339.     I Mehitable   b. 29 Feb. 1752

340.     II Peter 6   b. 31 Aug. 1753

341.     III Samuel 6   b. 18 July 1755

342.     IV Esther   b. 7 Jan. 1758

343.     V Hannah   b.12 Oct. 1760

344.     VI Benjamin 6   b. 29 July 1763

345.     VII Joseph 6   b. 15 Nov. 1766

346.     VIII Jonathan 6   b. 2 July 1768

347.     IX Nathan 6   b. 19 March 1774

169 BENJAMIN 5 WHEELER m. SUSANNA WILLIAMS Peter4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 11 Sept 1777 in Bedford

172 EBENEZER 5 WHEELER m AZUBA TAYLOR   Peter4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married at Hollis NH.

173 LABBEUS 5 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH CARTER Peter4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

187 TIMOTHY 5 WHEELER m. BETSEY (MARY?) NEVINS   Simon4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married at Hollis NH on 8 Sept. 1773. The Nevins went from Bedford. Timothy died in Amherst NH 28 Nov. 1826, “a native of Concord MA, in his 77 th year.” Betsey died Oct. 1815 aged 65. Secomb's History of Amherst NH gives the following as his children:

348.     I Timothy 6   b. 12 Jan 1774       m. Betsy Peacock Beverly

349.     III Simon 6   b. 23 July 1777     d. 6 Feb 1803

350.     IV Nathan 6   b. 1779         m. Huldah Wilkins

351.     V William Nevins 6 b. 1781       m. Hannah Odell

352.     VIII Daniel 6   b. 26 Oct. 1789       m. Martha Aitken

353.     IX John 6   b. 1796         m. Nancy Rhodes

354.     X Jonathan 6   b. 1795         m. Martha Beals

355.     II Mary     b. 2 Oct. 1775     d young

356.     XII Betsey   b. 1799

357.     VI Rebecca   b. 1783         m. Jacob McIntire

358.     VII Joseph 6   b. 1786

359.     XI Mary     b. 1797         m. Peregrine Nichols

188 DANIEL 5 WHEELER m. (1) EUNICE HOBART and (2) MARY FULLER Simon4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They lived in Plymouth NH

189 SIMON 5 WHEELER m. LYDIA HALL       Simon4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 13 July 1780. He died at Concord 3 Jan. 1833 in his 79 th year. His will mentions eldest son Isaac and only daughter Polly. His widow removed to Amherst NH where she died 23 July 1846, aged 84. He was a Revolutionary pensioner. The following children were baptized at Concord:

360.     I Isaac Hall 6   b. 26 Feb. 1781       m. Sarah Dodge and lived in Hollis NH according to Seccomb's History p. 826

361.     II Polly     bapt. 26 Jan. 1783     m. Turner of Boston

362.     III Joseph 6   bapt. 22 Oct. 1786

363.     IV James 6   bapt. 25 May 1788

199 JONATHAN 5 WHEELER m. MARY HARTWELL     Edwd4/Edwd3/John2/Geo1

He died in Littleton 22 July 1799; his widow died 21 June 1801, aged 83.   Children born at Littleton:

364.     I Thomas 6   b. 10 March 1760     m. Anna Reed

365.     II Lucy     b. 16 Feb 1762       

366.     III Elizabeth   b. 5 Jan. 1764

367.     IV Mary     b. 29 Oct. 1765

368.     V Esther   b. 27 June 1767

369.     VI Jonathan 6   b. 27 June 1767

370.     VII Susanna   b. 6 Oct. 1773

371.     VIII Edward 6   b. 12 March 1776

202 EPHRAIM 5 WHEELER m. SARAH HEYWOOD     David4/Edwd3/John2/Geo1

They married 27 Nov. 1766. Sarah was born 18 Oct. 1745, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Stone) Heywood. Ephraim died 23 [or 25] Sept. 1809. The widow Sarah married 13 July 1811 William Parkman and died 16 Nov. 1837. [Interestingly, her son Ephraim 6 later married his daughter Sarah --JCW.] [Ephraim 5 fought at Concord, Bunker Hill and White Plains. – RW] [The Concord Museum reports in its Winter/Spring 2006 Newsletter that it owns “a 1776 muster roll for Ephraim Wheeler's company, which was part of Eleazer Brooks' regiment” – JCW]

Children at Concord:

372.     I Sarah     b. 27 Aug, 1767

373.     II Rebecca   b. 20 Jan 1770       m. Thomas Hubbard

374.     III Ephraim 6   b. 21 March 1773     m. Sarah Parkman

375.     IV Jonathan 6   b. 31 July 1776     d. 4 Sept 1811 (single)

376.     V Sally     b. 24 Jan. 1786       m. Seth Bemis

208 TIMOTHY 5 WHEELER m. SARAH HUBBARD     Tim4/Eben'r3/John2/Geo1

They married 11 April 1776. She was born 12 April 1756, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Derby) Hubbard. Timothy Wheeler was of Mason NH and all his children were born there. He died 13 Dec. 1820, aged 68, says the record which thus identifies him as above traced.

Children:

377.     I Sally     b. 27 March 1777   d. 6 March 1848 m. Aaron Warren

378.     II Betsey   b. 5 Jan. 1779     d. 6 Feb. 1855

379.     III Polly     b. 14 March 1781   d. 7 June 1855   m. David Boynton

380.     IV Timothy 6   b. 16 June 1783     d. 21 Jan. 1854

381.     V Lucy     b. 1 Dec. 1784     d. 28 Dec. 1861   m. Samuel Stone

[Samuel Stone was of Mason NH, born 17 Aug. 1779, d, 29 Aug, 1830; son of Samuel Stone (1756-1829) and Sarah Wallace (1756-1827) – JCW)

382.     VI Nancy   b. 14 April 1787     d. 9 Sept. 1845   m. S. Weston   

383.     VII Hannah   b. 1 May 1789     d. 4 March 1817m. Oliver Wright, Jr.

384.   VIII Ebenezer 6   b. 19 July 1791     d. 6 Aug. 1866

385.     IX Amy[Amey]   b. 18 Sept 1793       m. David Sanders 1791-1863

[They had a daughter Sarah Wheeler Sanders who was grandmother to Ruth Sanders Thomson of Riverdale CT.]

386.     X Rebecca   b. 6 Dec. 1796     d. 5 Nov. 1869

209 PETER 5 WHEELER m. PHEBE BROOKS     Timothy4/Eben'r3/John2/Geo1

They married 24 Jan. 1788. Phebe was born 22 July 1766, daughter of Joshua & Hannah (Simonds) Brooks. He died 14 May 1813 and is buried beside his father and mother and brother William in the Main Street burying ground. Phebe and her daughter Phebe were “dismissed” from the 2 nd church in Concord and recommended to the church in Fitchburg 19 Aug. 1842.

[Daughter Phebe Wheeler [#388] kept a private school in Peter Wheeler's house at 92 Walden Street where she taught the Thoreau children. See The Days of Henry Thoreau by Walter Harding, Princeton, 1962, pp 17-18 – RRW/JCW]

The children, born at Concord, were:

387.     I Peter 6   b. 26 Sept. 1789   d. at sea 22 Sept. 1811

388.     II Phebe   b. 26 July 1792

389.     III William 6   b. 1 Jan. 1795     d. at Andover 13 Sept. 1818

390.     IV Timothy A   b. 1 April 1806       m. Elizabeth, went to Stoneham where he died 1837. He was a cordwainer.

[212. JOHN 6 WHEELER m. MARY Daniel 5/Thom 4/Thom 3/Thom 2/Geo 1

In 2011, Mr. James "Stuart" Babin provided a genealogical record for John 6 Wheeler, created by his maternal grandfather, Harold W. Wheeler; according to these records, this "John 6 Wheeler" was born in 1757 in Hardwick, MA, & died 8 Jun 1794. HIs wife, Mary: b. 1761, d. May 1821.

They had seven children as follows:

212a.    I Betsey   b. Jun 1780   d. Jul 1849        m. Isaac Davis, May 1845

212b.    II Fanny   b. Sep 1781   d. Jul 1807        m. Lemuel Weeks

212c.    III Daniel   b. 07 Oct 1783
(Henry Warren Wheeler lists this son, who married Sally Wheeler, daughter of Col. Thomas Wheeler in Hardwick. They had ten children.)

212d.    IV John   b. 1785

212e.    V Mary   b. 1788

212f.    VI Holloway   b. Sep 1790   d. Apr 1841, Rutland, VT

212g.   VII (Unnamed)   b. 02 Dec 1792   d. 02 Dec 1792

This genealogical line continued from 212d John 7, who had John Arey 8, who had John Arey 9, who had Joshua Stephen 10, who had Harold Winthrop 11, who had Sally Louise 12, who had James Stuart 13, who had Mr. James "Stuart" Babin 14, the source of this information - JCW]

220 NATHAN 6 WHEELER m. SILENCE GILES Nathan5/Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

Nathan 6 of Hardwick MA married Silence Giles of Chester VT and settled in Weathersfield VT.

Their children, according to Henry Warren Wheeler, were:

391.   I Silence   b. 8 Feb. 1798

392.   II Nathan 7   b. 8 Jan. 1800

393.   III Artemas 7   b. 9 April 1802     m. Elizabeth Downing

394.   IV Charlotte   b. 3 April 1804

395.   V David 7   b. 29 July 1806     d. 14 April 1808

396.   VI Amos 7   b. 12 Feb. 1809     d. 22 July 1809

397.   VII Martha   b. 26 Aug. 1810

398   VIII Fanny   b. 3 Dec 1813

399.   IX A son   b. 7 July 1816     d. same day

400.   X Lucia     b. 11 March 1820

230 WILLIAM 6 WHEELER m. MITTY LEE     Wareham5/Wm4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 13 Dec. 1790. Mitty was born 12 April 1769, daughter of Woodis & Mary (White) Lee. The birth of their first child was recorded at Concord; the names of the others, whose births were recorded in Sudbury, are also listed in the papers of the estate of Warren Wheeler (#405) who died intestate and single at Lowell in 1829. The children were:

401.     I Wareham 7   b. 24 Aug. 1792       m. Susan F. Gibbs 4 Nov. 1820. On 8 June 1835 Susan Wareham, widow of Wareham Wheeler, who recently died at Cincinnati, Ohio, administers his property in Boston.

402.     II William 7   b. 6 Jan. 1796

403.     III Mitty L.   b. 29 March 1798

404.     IV Woodhouse L 7 b. 10 July 1800

405.     V Warren 7   b. 28 Dec. 1801     single     d. Lowell 1829

406.     VI Willard 7   b. 12 Aug. 1804   

407.     VII Winthrop 7   b. 5 March 1806

408.     VIII Mary   b. 10 May 1807

409.     IX Webster 7   b. 24 April 1810

410.     X Mary     b. 10 Feb. 1812

236 JOSIAH [HAYWARD] 6 WHEELER m. POLLY     Fran5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

The children were:

411.     I Rebecca   b. 26 March 1792

412.     II James 7   b. 11 Aug. 1794

413.     III

241 DANIEL 6 WHEELER m. MARY H. FORBUSH     Fran5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 14 March 1801. Their children were:

414.     I Amos 7   b. 23 Oct. 1801

415.     II Olive     b. 16 Jan. 1803

416.     III Francis 7   b. 6 June 1804

417.     IV Josiah H. 7   bapt. 10 April 1807 d. when 3 days old

418.     V Jonas Lee 7   b. 24 July 1808

242 SIMEON H. 6 WHEELER m. BETSEY FORBUSH     Fran5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 4 June 1807 and lived in Waltham. Their children were :

419.     I Isaac 7   b. 21 Jan. 1808

420.   `   II Mary Weston   b. 27 June 1810

246 ELISHA 6 WHEELER m. ELENOR TOWER   Sam'l 5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 3 Jan. 1816. Elenor was born 18 July 1790, daughter of Abel and Elenor (Parmenter) Tower of Sudbury. Elisha died 10 June 1856; Elenor died 30 Aug. 1860, aged 70. They are buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Their children were:

421.     I Elenor     b. 10 Feb 1817     m. (1) Jos. Whitman(2) N.P.Coburn

422.     II Mary     b. 2 Feb 1819       m. Rensselaer Bacon

423.     III Joel 7   b. 13 Feb. 1821       m. Almira Tuttle

424.     IV Hannah   b. 22 Nov. 1822       m. William Richards

425.     V Nancy   b. 6 March 1827     m. Charles A. Hubbard

426.     VI daughter       d. 26 July 1829 – one week old

427.     VII son         d. 3 Oct. 1831 – two weeks old

428.     VIII Elbridge 7   b. Nov. 1832       m. (1) Catherine A. Davis, (2) Susanna P. Wetherbee

429     IX Lucy     bapt. 31 Oct 1830     m. Tuttle

249 PHINEAS 6 WHEELER m. SALLY SMITH       Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 12 July 1801. Sally was born at Sudbury 27 Feb. 1778, daughter of Abel and Ruth Smith. Their children were:

430.     I Almira     b. 14 Dec, 1801       m. Perkins Carlton

431.     II Caroline   b. 9 Oct. 1804       m. Joshua Carlton

432.     III Stephen 7   bapt. 10 July 1808

433.     IV Andrew Jackson bapt. 14 July 1816

434.     V Sophronia           m. Day

435.     VI Sarah Ann           m. Cram

436.     VII Mary J.         single

250 AMOS 6 WHEELER m. MARY DOWNING     Phin5/Fran 4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 3 Sept. 1801. Mary came from Waltham, he from Boston and they lived in Watertown MA. Their children were: {as listed in a communication to Mr. Tolman found among his papers):

437.     I Mary Ann           m. Benj. F. Farrar

438.     II Lydia             m. Warren Wright

439.     III Henrietta           m. Lougee

440.     IV Evelyn Augusta   b. 1807       m. Luther Bent of Watertown

441.     V Thatcher 7

251 ARTEMAS 6 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH DOWNING   Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 29 May 1803. He died 11 Jan 1845, she died Jan 1859. They are buried with their son Amos in lot 30 East, New Burying Ground. At the time of their marriage he lived in Boston and some of the children were perhaps born there -- others in Concord, but none of their births are recorded. They were:

442.     I William 7   b. 1807         m. Lucy Miles

443.     II Amos 7   b. 1808       d. 8 July 1859, aged 51 years

444.     III Ann             m. Durant

445.     IV Eliza             m. Graham

446.     V Angeline           m. Currier

447.     VI Artemas 7   b. 1817         m. Betsey C. Whittier

448.     VII Alpheus 7   b. 1825       d. 22 May 1826, aged I year

449.     VIII Joseph Atwood 7         m. Alice

450.     IX Albert 7           m. Mary E.

255 STEPHEN 6 WHEELER m. SALLY WHITTEMORE     Phin5/Fran4/Wm.3/Wm2/Geo1

Sally was born in Cambridge 15 Sept. 1788, daughter of Josiah & Olive (Winship) Whittemore. Stephen died at Boston and his widow married Joshua Avery. They had no children.

256 TIMOTHY 6 WHEELER m. SOPHIA JONES     Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Sophia was born 27 June 1797. He died at Watertown 16 Jan 1853, she died 1 Jan 1880. Their children were:

451.     I Horace 7   b. 20 Nov. 1817 at Concord

452.     II George 7   b. 24 Nov. 1819 at Concord

453.     III Otis 7   b. 20 May 1822 at Concord

454.     IV Lydia A.   b. 20 Oct 1825 at Concord [Chelmsford]

455.     V. Hannah   b. at Keene NH

456.     VI Lavinia   b. at Keene NH

457.     VII Albert 7   b. at Keene NH

458.     IX Eliza Jane   b. 20 Aug. 1835 at Keene NH

257 NOAH 6 WHEELER m. ANNA MERIAM WHEELER   Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1   

Noah married his cousin (#253) 15 Jan. 1811. He died 3 Jan 1855, she died 31 May 1864. They are buried in lot 73 New Burying Ground.

Their children were:

459.     I Charles 7   b. 13 Aug 1811     d. 28 Dec. 1860 single

460.     II Sophia   bapt. 1 May 1814     m. Nathan S. Hosmer

461.     III Noah Emerson 7 bapt. 1 June 1817   d. 12 Jan 1869

462.     IV Elbridge 7   b. 3 Nov. 1819     d. 7 July 1822

463.     V John 7   b. 2 May 1822     d. 2 Dec 1833 single

464.     VI Warren 7   b. 30 June 1825     d. 22 Jan 1842

465.     VII George 7   b. 18 Aug 1831       m. Vester A. Fowler

258 FRANCIS 6 WHEELER m. SUSAN[NA] STEARNS   Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2Geo1

[They married 25 Nov. 1809 – JCW]. Francis died 21 July 1833, Susan [was born in Waltham 24 March 1786 –JCW] and died 2 Feb. 1869. They were buried in lot 26 E. New Burying Ground.

Their children were:

466.     I William Henry 7 b. 29 March 1811   d. 23 Oct. 1863

467.     II Susan Elvira   b. 8 March 1813   m. Henry B. Stone 14 Sept. 1846

468.     III Francis Augustus 7 b. 3 April 1815   m. Sarah A. Hunter

469.     IV Joshua Stearns 7 b. 12 April 1817 d.18 July 1862 m. Ann B. Johnson

470.     V Avis Moore   b. 8 July 1819     m. Willard C. Stevens 4 Nov. 1851

471.     VI Lois Jane   b. 19 Feb. 1823       m. Richard Barrett 20 May 1847

472.     VII Noah Jefferson 7 b. 16 Aug. 1826   d. 28 [or 29] May 1833

473.     VIII Hersey Bradford Goodwin 7 b. 22 Jan 1830   m. Lucille Currier

474.     IX Everett Austin 7 b. 21 Dec. 1833 [or 1832 –JCW]   m. Rachel N. Stearns [

261 CYRUS 6 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH SMITH   Noah/5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Cyrus died 28 April 1855; Elizabeth [was born in 1893 and – AY] died 23 Jan. 1877. Cyrus was a member of the committee to oversee the construction of the Town House in 1851.

Their children were:

475.     I Edwin 7   b. 19 Oct. 1817       m. Mary Rice

476.     II Eirene   b. 1 July 1820       m. William A. Blaisdell

477.     III Gardner 7   b. 10 May 1822       m. Maria Rice

478.     IV Elizabeth   b. 15 April 1824       m. Joseph [Nelson] Gibbs

[Elizabeth Wheeler and Joseph Gibbs had eight children and lived in Cambridgeport and Medford MA. The Gibbs' daughter Elizabeth married Rufus Crowell. The Crowells' son Donald, born in 1892, married Doris Berry of NJ. Donald and Doris Crowell's daughter Ann (Young) was born in 1926 and their daughter Barbara in 1931. Barbara married Harvey Wheeler (# 614)]

479.     V Martha W.   b. 16 Aug. 1827    d. 21 Feb. 1860   m. Julius M. Smith

Martha and Julius had Emma Frances Smith b. 27 Oct 1851, Julius Alfred Smith b. 23 Dec. 1857, d. 25 March 1925 and Martha Ida Smith b. 30 March 1854, d. 19 Oct. 1875

480.     VI Sarah   b. 3 Oct. 1829     [m. Lemuel Willis Bean 11 Sept. 1851]

276 REUBEN 6 WHEELER m. RHODA         Hez5/Hez4/Wm.3/Wm/2/Geo1

[Their children are listed from Acton birth records]:

481.     I Mary     b. 22 Feb. 1810

482.     II Josiah 7   b. 22 Feb. 1810

483.     III Almira   b. 17 March 1814

485.     IV Sarah D.   b. 19 Sept 1817

485.     V Reuben 7   b. 5 Dec. 1819

486.     VI Aaron 7   b. 15 July 1821

487.     VII Nancy   b. 2 Feb. 1825

293 THEODORE 6 WHEELER m. HANNAH       Roger5/Natl4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Theodore died at Acton 12 June 1829 according to his Acton Center gravestone. Hannah died 19 June 1834. Children at Acton were:

488.     I Eliza     b. 11 June 1804

489.     II Thomas J. 7   b. 23 April 1805

490.     III Frederick 7   b. 12 March 1811

324 ZEBULON 6 WHEELER m. MARY POOL KENDRICK James5/James4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

[The following is from Spaulding.] Mary was from Patch Corner, Hollis NH. She died about 1810

Their children were:

491.     I Bridget   b. 20 May 1792       m. James Davis of Mason NH

492.     II Sally     b. 2 May 1794         m. John Ball

493.     III Lucinda   b. 1 Jan. 1800         m. Calvin Willoughby

494.     IV Benjamin 7   b. 12 Aug. 1802     d. young

495.     V Luther 7   b. 26Sept. 1803     d. 18 Feb 1816

496.     VII Calvin 7   b. 27 June 1805         m. Sarah Holt

497.     VIII Loisa   b. 3 Sept. 1807         m. Charles Farnsworth

333 THADDEUS 6 WHEELER m. SIBBEL SPAULDING Thad5/James4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

337 MAJOR JAMES 6 WHEELER m. DORCAS MOOAR Thad5/James4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

The following is from Spaulding. Major James died in 1870. Dorcas was the daughter of Jacob Mooar. She died in 1885.

Their children were:

498.     I James W. 7   b. June 1819       m. Kezeah Wheeler

499.     II Mary Ann   b. 3 April 1821       m. Andrew Spaulding

500.     III Emeline   b. 5 Dec. 1822       m. James Blood

502.     IV Jackson E. 7         unmarried

504.     V Louisa M.   b. 12 March 1828     m. Edward Hardy

505.     VI Hannah   b. 30 June 1830       m. Nathaniel Pierce

506.     VII Charles H. 7   b. 5 Feb. 1832       m. Laura Hartwell

507.     VII George F. 7   b. 12 Sept. 1833     m. Lottie Boswell

348 TIMOTHY 6 WHEELER m. BETSEY PEACOCK BEVERLY Tim5/Simon4/Geo3/Wm2/Geo1

Timothy married the widow Betsey in 1802 in Amherst NH. Their children were:

508.     I Timothy 3 rd 7   b. 28 Sept. 1803       m. Mercy Foster

509.     II Nathan 7   b. 29 May 1805         m. Hannah Wheeler

510.     III William 7   b. 17 Jan. 1807 (went to Illinois)     

511.     IV Eric C. 7   b. 17 April 1809         m. Hannah Holt

512.     V Porter 7   b. 8 Feb. 1812         m. Mary Holt

513.     VI Betsey   b. 9 April 1814         m. Reid Dutton

514.     VII Gardner G. 7 b. 17 June 1816 m. (1) Irene Follansbee (2) Tabatha Brown

374 EPHRAIM 6 WHEELER m. SARAH PARKMAN     Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 26 Sept. 1799. She was born 25 May 1777, daughter of William and Lydia. He died 19 Aug. 1848; she died 19 Jan. 1856. They are buried in lot 4, East New Burying Ground.

Their children were:

515.     I Lydia Parkman b. 13 July 1800    d. 4 March 1883   m. Cyrus Hosmer

[See “Letters from Lydia Hosmer” written to her mother from Northfield MA 1830-32 – Concord Free Public Library, Special Collections – JCW]

516.     II Henry Adams 7   b. 22 Nov. 1802       m. Dolly Kendall

517.     III Jonathan 7     b. 14 Oct. 1804       m. Deborah S. Train

518.     IV Abiel Heywood 7   b. 13 Feb. 1807       m. Harriet Lincoln

393 ARTEMAS 7 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH DOWNING    Nathan6/Nathan5/Thom4/Thom3/Thom2/Geo1

[son William died 30 April 1864]

423 JOEL 7 WHEELER m. ALMIRA TUTTLE   Elisha6/Sam'l5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 19 Oct. 1847. She was born Aug 1827, daughter of Augustus and Almira (Robbins) Tuttle. He died 13 Jan 1869. She died 15 Feb. 1854. They are buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Their children were:

519.     I Alice Almira   b. 25 Nov. 1848

520.     II Henry [Lincoln] 8

428 ELBRIDGE 7 WHEELER m. (1) CATHERINE A. DAVIS (2) SUSANNA P. WETHERBEE     Elisha6/Saml5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Catherine died 10 May 1862. Elbridge married Susanna 23 March 1867. Susanna died 25 Aug. 1873. Elbridge died 10 Dec. 1878. They are buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The children were:

By Catherine:

521.     I Hannah Augusta   b. 28 Oct. 1858

522.     II Fannie E.     b. 11 July 1860       m. Fred Nason

By Susannah:

523.     III Julian Whitman 8   b. 15 Nov. 1871   d. 1878

524.     IV Clarence L. 8     b. 12 Aug. 1873

442 WILLIAM 7 WHEELER m. LUCY MILES     Art6/Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm3/Geo1

They married 25 Feb. 1836. He died at Lowell 30 April 1864 and she died 25 December 1891. They are buried in lot 114 Sleepy Hollow.

Their children were:

525.     I Sabrina E   b. 1837       d. 11 [or 10] March 1856, aged 19

526.     II Eliza F.   b. 1840       d. 9 June 1864, aged 24

527.     III Mary D.   b. 1843       d. 21 April 1880, aged 37

528.     IV Hiram 8             m. Abby

529.     V Edward 8   

530.     VI Ella J.   b. 1851       d. 5 Oct. 1857, aged 6

531.     VII Fanny

447 ARTEMAS 7 WHEELER m. BETSEY C. WHITTIER     Art6/Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They were married at Lowell 13 June 1847. Their children were:

532.     I Waldo C. 8   b. 22 July 1851

533.     II not named   b. 11 Oct. 1853

449 JOSEPH ATWOOD 7 WHEELER m. ALICE     Art6/Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm3/Geo1

Their child was:

534.     I son     b. 16 March 1851 at Lowell

450 ALBERT 7 WHEELER m. MARY E.     Art6/Phin5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Their children were :

535.      I Albert H. 8   b. 23 April 1847

536.     II Marietta   b. 6 Aug 1851

465 GEORGE 7 WHEELER m. VESTA A. FOWLER     Noah6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 31 Dec. 1868. She died 1 May 1873. He died 11 Feb. 1903. Their child was born in Concord.

537.     I Harriet Sophia [Hattie – RRW]

468 FRANCIS AUGUSTUS 7 WHEELER m. SARAH ABBEY HUNTER     Fran6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Sarah was born 6 March 1836, the daughter of David Hunter and Abigail Temple. She died 3 Dec. 1895. Francis died in 1896.Their children were:

538.     I Abby Frances     b. 29 May 1858     d. 13 Dec. 1928

539.     II Francis Hunter 8   b. 7 Feb. 1860     d. 23 Dec. 1942

540     III Everett Augustus 8   b. 27 April 1862     d. 30 April 1862

541.     IV Charles Edgar 8   b. 3 June 1863

542      V Frederick Daria 8     b. 16 May 1866     d. 15 Oct. 1887 (Colorado)

542a     VI George Robert 8    b. 13 Sept. 1867    d. 5 Dec. 1943

542b     VII Elizabeth Augusta    b. 7 Nov. 1870    d. 16 May 1946
                 Elizabeth married Burleigh E. Richardson

543.     VIII Arthur Hersey 8   b. 3 Jan. 1873     d. 25 Jan 1955

469 JOSHUA STEARNS 7 WHEELER m. ANN B. JOHNSON     Fran6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

He died 18 July 1862

473 HERSEY BRADFORD GOODWIN 7 WHEELER m. LUCILLE CURRIER     Fran6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

474 EVERETT AUSTIN 7 WHEELER m. RACHEL N. STEARNS     Fran6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 30 Nov. 1865.

475 EDWIN 7 WHEELER m. MARY RICE     Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 15 Jan 1845. He died 29 June 1898. She died 14 Jan. 1909. Edwin served as a member of the Board of Selectmen in 1871-72.

[Mary Rice was a descendant of Edmund Rice, an early settler of Sudbury. Mary's sister, Maria Rice, married "477     Gardner 7 Wheeler. A 3rd Rice sister married another resident of the Nine Acre Corner area. The sisters have been called "those swinging Rice sisters." - JCW]

Their children in Concord were:

544.     I Edwin M. 8   b. 22 Dec. 1845    d. 21 May 1922   moved to Brooklyn NY

545.     II Harvey 8   b. 5 Nov. 1847       m. Annie A. Bent

546.     III Elbert 8   b. 18 Sept. 1849   m. Clara Marshall Roby 22 June 1875   moved to Nashua NH

547.     IV William 8   b. 6 [4] Dec. 1851     m. Fannie Eleanor Hubbard   

548.     V Frank 8   b. 3 April 1856       m. Lucie Brigham

549.     VI Mary     b. 23 March 1859   d. 19 Sept. 1949 [Miss Mary Wheeler wrote “Characters I Have Known” – a pamphlet of reminiscences about the old district schools in Concord and farming at Nine Acre Corner. She was a poet and artist – known for her 1897 sketch of the Henry David Thoreau birth house -- JCW.]

550.     VII Eirene   b. 30 March 1861   m.21 March 1890 to Frank E. Nichols. She died 16 Oct. 1904. He died 10 April 1923.

551.     VIII Samuel 8   b. 2 April 1866     [m. Sarah A. (or Agnes) McIntire 10 June 1890 and moved to Ashland WI]

477 GARDNER 7 WHEELER m. MARIA RICE   Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 4 Dec. 1847. He died 3 Feb. 1900. She died 2 March 1894. Their children were

552.     I Alvah Gardner 8 b. 1 Jan. 1849   m. (1) Lilla J. Adams (2) Mary C. Smith

553.     II Mary Elizabeth b. 11 Oct. 1850   d. 26 July 1862

554.     III Cyrus 8   b. 7 Dec. 1852       

555.     IV Richard Rice 8 b. 19 Aug. 1857     m. Alma B. Best

556.     V Anson 8   b. 5 Nov. 1863       m. Mary E. Angier 14 April 1887 She died 1 June 1914.

557.     VI Mabel Maria   b. 3 Nov. 1866       m. Murray Ballou 4 June 1890

516 HENRY 7 ADAMS WHEELER m DOLLY KENDALL     Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edwd3/John2/Geo1

[They married 30 Sept. 1828.] Henry died 4 Sept. 1881. Dolly [daughter of Caleb and Dolly Kendall was born 19 Sept. 1809 in Holden MA and] died 5 Sept. 1885. They are buried in lot 5 East, New Burying Ground.

Their children, in Concord, were:

558.     I Mary Jane   b. 8 Aug. 1829     d. 13 Jan 1851

559.     II Sarah Eliza   b. 13 Feb. 1832       m. Alonzo Burgess 1 Aug. 1854 [He was born 10 Nov. 1830. They had two children: (1) Eveline Wheeler Burgess b. c. 1855 in Chicago and d. Aug. 1855 in Detroit MI and (2) Herbert Wheeler Burgess b. 9 Oct. 1865 in Concord and d. 1 March 1866.] [Sarah Eliza died 10 Oct. 1865.]

560.     III Lucy Ann   b. 6 Jan. 1834     d. 30 April 1854

561.     IV Rebecca   b. 6 Aug. 1835       m. Thomas Todd 6 May 1858

[Rebecca and Thomas had three children: (1) Agnes Staniford Todd b. 16 June 1859, d. 20 Oct. 1881; (2) Gertrude Todd b. 22 Dec. 1867; and Thomas Todd, b. 25 May 1878. This Thomas Todd married Louise, b. 1894 and they had Jeanette b. 1914 and Thomas b. 1918. The original Thomas Todd began a long line of Thomas Todds in the printing business beginning in Maine in 1811, moving to Boston in 1842.]

562.     V Abba Frances b. 20 May 1837     m. Julius Michael Smith 28 Dec. 1865. He was the son of Joseph Smith of Westminster and Sarah Brown Smith of Dover. She died 9 July 1924. He died 23 Nov. 1912.

563.     VI Eliza Kendall b. 21 Dec. 1840     d. 1 March 1842

564.     VII Caleb Henry 8 b. 10 Nov. 1842     m. (1) Ellen Agusta Brown

                (2) Sarah Elizabeth Parks

565.     VIII Fanny Wood b. 5 Feb. 1845     d. 14 July 1847

566.     IX Mattie (Martha Washington)   b. 22 Feb.1849   m. Dr. Samuel Worcester 4 May 1871. They had a daughter Edith W. Worcester, born in Burlington VT 28 Feb. 1876 who married Fremont Scott.

517 JONATHAN 7 WHEELER m. DEBORAH S. TRAIN     Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edwd3/John2/Geo1

Deborah was the daughter of Isaac and Sally (Harrington) Train. They married 6 April 1831. He died 16 Oct. 1889. She died 17 May 1893, aged 86 years. Their children were:

567.     I Helen Augusta 8       m. Walter S. Blanchard 23 Jan. 1861.

[Note: Helen and Walter's daughter, Margaret Blanchard , married Henry Francis Smith, Jr . He was the son of Henry Francis Smith and Hannah Lincoln. Hannah Lincoln was b. 21 May 1837 and died 22 March 1929. She was the great-grand daughter of General Benjamin Lincoln of Hingham. Henry Francis Smith, senior, was the son of Henry and Susan Farnham Smith of Gloucester. Susan Farnham was born 30 Oct, 1798 in Wilton NH.

Margaret and Henry Francis Smith, Jr. had five children including Whitney Savage Smith b. 14 Jan. 1901, Russell Train Smith b. 14 March 1905 and two daughters: Helen Wheeler Smith b. 25 March 1908 and Margaret Cushing Smith b. 7 July 1911. Margaret married a Mr. Wakelin of Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Another daughter of Helen and Walter Blanchard, Helen Train Blanchard , married Henry Francis Smith's brother, Benjamin Farnham Smith (who went by the name of Farnham} on 19 Nov. 1902. Farnham was a Boston banker who served as Town Moderator and State Representative. Helen and Farnham were the parents of Eric Parkman Smith (b. 23 March 1910, d. 15 June 2007). Farnham Smith died 7 Feb. 1933.

Still another daughter, Grace Blanchard , married another brother, William Lincoln Smith . They married 14 June 1894. They had a daughter Hilda Blanchard Smith b. 10 April 1896 and a son Benjamin Lincoln Smith b. 1 Nov. 1900. Hilda died 6 April 1902. William's second wife, Mary McRuer, whom he married 15 April 1905, had Philip Loring Smith b.13 March 1906, Elizabeth Farnham Smith b. 12 Sept. 1907 and Donald McRuer Smith b. 8 Feb. 1913 -- JCW]

568.     II Francis 8         m. Amelia Frances Eaton, She died 9 Oct. 1916. They owned the ancestral Wheeler home at 99 Sudbury Road. In 1867 they had a daughter Isabelle Wheeler (Belle) who died 1 August 1955 at the age of 88. She left the house she had inherited from her parents to her cousin Margaret Wakelin. Her residual estate was left to the Town's Silent Poor Fund.   ]

569.     III George 8       d. 29 May 1853

570.     IV Lucilla       d. 27 Jan 1857

518 ABIEL 7 WHEELER m. HARRIET LINCOLN   Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edwd3/John/Geo1

They married in 1829. Harriet was daughter of William and Jael (Cushing) Lincoln. Abiel died in Concord 8 Sept 1896. Harriet was born at Marlboro NH 20 Jan. 1807 and died 13 Oct. 1894. William Lincoln was originally from Hingham MA.

Their children, born in Concord, were:

571.     I Henry Lincoln 8 b. 5 Feb. 1830 d. 1886

572.     II Charles Parkman 8 b, 6 Nov. 1832 d. 1898

573.     III Harriet Lincoln b. 10 Jan. 1834 d. 3 May 1918   m. William C. Whitcomb of Marlboro NH.

[They had a daughter Eva Myrtella Whitcomb who married S. Ripley Bartlett, son of Dr.Josiah Bartlett and Martha Tilden Bradford. Myrtella and Ripley had a daughter Miss Sarah Ripley (Sally) Bartlett b. 10 June 1883 d. 31 August 1976 who attended Concord High School and the Mary Wheeler School in Providence RI She obtained degrees from Smith and Simmons. She served Concord as assistant librarian beginning in 1914 and as Town Librarian from 1920 to 1953 – JCW]

574.     IV Sarah Elizabeth bapt. 8 May 1840   m. George W. Schaumberg of Germany who was born 10 May 1840, died 11 March 1925.

575.     V George Francis 8 b. 2 Feb. 1842     m. Alice Rattray

576.     VI William Ephraim 8 bapt. 26 May 1844   d. 22 Sept 1846

577.     VII Mary Colman   b. 15 May 1846     d. 17 May 1920 (Mary Colman was a well known impressionist artist and an educator who founded the Wheeler School in Providence RI. Her biography is available at the Concord Free Public Library.)

578.     VIII William Ephraim 8   b. 1844       d. 1846

543 ARTHUR HERSEY 8 WHEELER m. FLORA BELLE PECK     Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1
They married in St. Petersburg, FL, 17 Nov. 1897. She was born 13 May 1880, daughter of Joseph Peck and Eliza Warner. Their children were:

578a.     i Clarence Warner 9  b. 19 Apr. 1907      d. 13 May 1998

578b.     ii Arthur Peck 9

544 EDWIN M. 8 WHEELER m.     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Edwin died 21 May 1922

545 HARVEY 8 WHEELER m. ANNIE A. BENT     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 16 June 1861. Harvey died 22 Dec. 1917. Annie died 27 Dec. 1921. [son, Roger, died 3 Aug. 1892] [See article by Edward W. Emerson in the Concord Enterprise of January, 1918; also, see Concord Journal article by Jackson Garrett 2 Nov. 1939. Harvey Wheeler was a member of the Board of Selectmen 1896-99 -- JCW] Their children were:

579.     I Gladys   b. 10 June 1885     m. Charles C. Willis 10 June 1911

580.     II Berkeley 9   b. 26 April 1888   m. Catherine Ruth Cummins 29 May 1918

546 ELBERT 8 WHEELER m. Clara Marshall Roby     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 22 June 1875. Elbert joined his brother Harvey and William, serving as treasurer of seven water companies. In Nashua NH he was on the board of the Security Trust Company and served as Inspector-General for several New Hampshire governors.

547 WILLIAM 8 WHEELER m. FANNIE ELEANOR HUBBARD     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 17 July 1878. Fannie was born 22 Sept 1853, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hubbard of Sudbury Road. She died 18 April 1942. He died 1 July 1932. His biography is

available at the Concord Free Public Library. Also see “Hokkaido Letters of William Wheeler” provided to the Concord Free Public Library by Barbara Wheeler (see #614). William and Fannie had no children.

548 FRANK KELSEY 8 WHEELER m. LUCIE HOWE BRIGHAM     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 3 April 1888. He died 9 May 1919. She died 12 June 1918. They had six daughters:

581.   I Hilda     b. 15 July 1889       m. Harold Tompkins 26 Nov. 1908

Their son Robert Hicks Tompkins was born 20 June 1909 and their daughter Maud Wheeler Tompkins on 29 Jan. 1911.

582.   II Esther Howe   b. 26 July 1891       m. Leslie Oscar Anderson 27 Nov. 1920

They had three children: (1) Pauline Anderson b. 13 Sept. 1921 who married Stanley Ellis Wilson of Concord. (Pauline and Stanley had five children: Barbara Louise, Stanley Ellis, Jr., Leslie Scott Dyer, Lucie Howe and Maurine Lynette); (2) William Wheeler Anderson b. 13 March 1924 who married Mary Richardson of Lincoln, MA. (William and Mary had four children: Kenneth Duane, William Wheeler, Jr., Kristin Louise and Elizabeth Rice). (3) David Anderson b. 7 May 1927 who married Charlotte Lehto of Stow, MA. (David and Chrolotte had seven children: Janice Ellen, Bonnie Lee, Beverly Gail, Jennifer Lisa, Donna Marie, David Lars and Lori Esther).

583.   III Priscilla   b. 8 March 1894   m. Wendell Doolittle Mansfield 15 June 1925. She died 9 July 1974. He died 3 Jan. 1985.

584.   IV Elizabeth Rice b. 23 March 1899.       d. 1 Jan. 1973

585.   V Eirene   b. 18 April 1901     m. Allen Leonard Anderson 10 June 1925. Eirene died 5 Sept. 1997. Allen died 29 Sept 1988.

586.   VI Frances Brigham b. 5 Dec. 1904     m. John Adams on 19 Oct. 1927. Frances died 26 June 1999. John died 31 Jan. 1983.

551 SAMUEL 8 WHEELER m. SARAH A. MCINTYRE     Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

552 ALVAH GARDNER 8 WHEELER m. (1) LILLA ADAMS (2) [MARY] CAROLINE SMITH     Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Alvah and Lilla married 25 April 1878 and Lilla died the same year on 14 Dec. 1878. Alvah and Caroline married 13 July 1883. Alvah died 29 Aug. 1932. Caroline died 1 Feb. 1934. The children were:

587.   I Marguerite   b. 4 Oct. 1884

588.   II Rodney 9   b. 1 March 1887

589.   III Lilla Maria   b. 7 Jan. 1893       d. 1 June 1926

590.   IV Rachael   b. 21 August 1896 [5]   

554 CYRUS 8 WHEELER     Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

[Cyrus did not marry. He joined a mining firm in Arizona – BW] [I believe he died 16 Jan. 1921 –JCW]

555 RICHARD 8 WHEELER m. ALMA B. BEST    7/Cyrus 6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm.3/Wm2/Geo1

556 ANSON 8 WHEELER m MARY EVALINA ANGIER     Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 14 April 1887. Mary was born in 1866 and died 12 Jan. 1941. Anson died I June 1914. Their children were:

591.   I Raymond 9   b. 10 March 1888   m. (1) Ruth White Payson 20 July 1910 (2) Marguerite Daloz

592.   II Mabel     b. 1 April 1890     m. Raymond C. Robinson 30 July 1912/

593.   III Edith Vilette   b. 10 Dec. 1892     m. Clarence Clark Ackerman
Clarence was born 14 Aug. 1899 in Alexandria, NH, and died 7 Jan. 1992 in Rutland, VT. They married 16 Oct. 1929 in Portland, ME. She died 9 Jan. 1989 in Benson, VT. Their children were Janet, Ronald and Philip.

Janet married (1) Oliver Harvey Hulett on 4 Sept. 1951 in Benson, VT and had Heather Vilette Hulett, Hope Clark Hulett and Holly True Hulett. Oliver died 25 Oct. 1964. Janet married (2) Loren Dennet Wooster on 10 Dec. 1966.

Janet's daughter Heather married Leslie Edward Harvey, 24 May 1980. Their children were Heidi Lee, Leslie Raymond, Justin Oliver, Alexander Edward, Harmonie Jane, Elizabeth Tressie and Pat (who died in infancy).

Janet's daughter Hope married Alexander Keith Kennedy. Their children were Darren Kennedy and Ryan Patrick Kennedy.

Janet's daughter Holly married Daniel Boyce. Their child was Shannon Lynn Boyce (who married Matt Quelch).

In 2006 Heather Vilette Hulett Harvey reported that Clarence had worked on Anson Wheeler's farm and in his greenhouses. Edith went to Mt. Holyoke College. She served tea every day at 10:30 and 3:30! Clarence's ambition was to own a farm -- a wish later fulfilled in Vermont.

594.   IV Marion   b. 17 July 1894     m. Almy Dwight Washburn 20 June 1921. Almy died 5 Jan. 1930. Marion died 14 March 1978.

595.   V Alden Rice 9   b. 5 Dec. 1897

596.   VI Dorothy   b. 14 Dec. 1902     m. 30 June 1927 Wilfred Montgomery Kimball
Their children were Marcia Wentworth Kimball, b. 27 Apr. 1931; and Carolyn Wheeler Kimball.

564 CALEB HENRY 8 WHEELER m. (1) ELLEN AGUSTA BROWN and (2) SARAH ELIZABETH PARKS.     Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Ewd5/John2/Geo1

Caleb married (1) Ellen Agusta Brown 22 April 1868. She was the daughter of Joseph and Lucy Rebecca Brown and was born 14 June 1844 and died 19 Jan.1869. On 13 Nov. 1879 Caleb married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Parks, daughter of Julia (Dale) and Luther Parks. Sarah, called Lillie, was born in Boston 14 March 1854. She died 4 Feb. 1933. He died 4 Sept. 1900.

Julia Dale was born 8 July 1826 and Luthur Parks MD was born 4 Nov. 1823

Caleb and Ellen had a daughter Nellie b. 19 Jan. 1869 who died 19 April 1869. Caleb's children with Sarah were:

597.     I Julia Dale     b. 19 Oct 1880     d. 21 Nov. 1964--single

598.     II Sarah Kendall     b. 25 May 1882     m. Julius Malcolm Eveleth 19 Nov. 1913. Julius was the son of Julius and Adeline Eveleth of Newton MA. They moved to Florida and had two children: Sarah Pauline (Polly) b. 28 May 1916 and Priscilla b. 7 June 1919. Sarah married John Harrison Foss Jr. and had two children: James Malcolm Foss b. 22 Feb. 1950 and Barbara Marie Foss b. 10 June 1952. Priscilla married Frank H. Rich. Priscilla Rich died 12 Mar 2008.

599     III Mary Ellen (Mollie)   b. 18 April 1885     m. George Putnam Cook They married 5 Oct. 1910 and had two children: (1) Elizabeth Wheeler Cook b. 24 July 1912 and died in 2002 and (2) George Putnam Cook, Jr. b. 18 Dec. 1913 who married Ina and had three children: Charlotte Audrey or Chari (Mrs. Don Goddard), Putnam and David. Mollie died 27 April 1957.

600.     IV Elizabeth (Bettie) Parks b.21 April 1888. m. Ortho Wilton Tompkins 1884-1920. They had three children: (1) Ortho Wilton Tompkins, Jr. 1911-1962 who married Olga Julia Servais (They had two children: Audrey b. 1930 – who married Edgar Fernand Provencal by whom she had three children and Priscilla Marie b. 1931 -- who married James Edwin Alwin, Jr. by whom she had six children and then married Leroy Tolman by whom she had one child); (2) Ruoff Alonzo Tompkins 1912-1976 who married Irene Marie Tobin (They had three children: Elizabeth Wheeler Tompkins who married John William Lowe and had three children; David Alonzo Tompkins who married Christina Marie Chiang and had two children; and Jeanette Rueene Tompkins who married Richard Coles Thompson III and had three children; and (3) Mary Elizabeth Tompkins 15 March 1915-1996 who married Kenneth R. Henery-Logan.

601.   V Caleb Henry 9   b. 22 May 1891       m. Ruth Winifred Robinson

572 CHARLES 8 PARKMAN WHEELER m.     Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

He died in 1898. Their children were:

602.     I Robert 9

603.     II Clara

604.     III Margaret

605.     IV George 9

606.     V Herman

575 GEORGE FRANCIS 8 WHEELER m. ALICE RATTRAY     Abiel 7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw.3/John2/Geo1

They married 3 Jan. 1867. He died 21 [or 22] Sept. 1925. She was born in Scotland 23 July 1845 and died 26 Jan. 1930. He was one of the largest local producers of strawberries and asparagus. Their children were:

607.   I Arthur Lincoln 9   b. 26 Oct. 1867       m. Cora F. Dunnells

608.   II Blanche Emily     b. 9 Jan 1870   d. 1936     m. Emile Francis Williams who was born in 1858, married 7 June 1904 and died in 1929.

609.   III Thomas Rattray 9   b. 4 Oct. 1871       m. Florence Haggerty

610.   IV Ralph N. 9     b. 30 Sept. 1873     m. Edith G. Starkey

611.   V Wilfrid 9     b. 8 Sept 1876       m. Emily Howard Lillie

612.   VI Alan Rattray 9   b. 10 May 1879       m. Florence Williamson

578a CLARENCE WARNER 9 WHEELER m. (1) EVA GRACE RICHARDSON, (2) MARY CATHERINE BEATTIE, (3) IRENE G. CAUGHEY    Arthur8/Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1
Clarence and Eva married 27 Oct. 1928 in Leominster, MA. She was born 25 Jan. 1899, daughter of Arthur Richardson and Grace Conway. She died 17 Apr. 1973. Clarence married Mary in 1938 and married Irene in 1949. Irene died Sept. 2000. The children of Clarence and Eva were:

612a.  I Arthur Warner 10     b. 18 June 1929 in Waltham, MA

612b.   II Richard Francis 10   b. 8 March 1931

612c.   III Eliot Dwight 10     b. 28 June 1933    d. 17 Dec. 1997

612d.   IV Joan Francis (adopted)     b. 7 Mar. 1934    d. 14 Dec. 1998
Joan married (1) Lawrence Peavey, Jr., (2) Thomas Tweedie, (3) Robert Parker. With Robert she had four children: Mark Jonathan Parker, b. 5 July 1953; Bradley Kevin Parker, b. 14 June 1955; Peter James Parker; and Betsy Roberta Parker.

612e.   V Jean Flora    b. 25 Feb. 1943    m. Nills William Anderson

612f.   VI Robert Kenneth 10     b. 17 Oct. 1947

580 BERKELEY 9 m. CATHERINE RUTH CUMMINS     Harvey8/Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 29 May 1918. Berkeley died 23 Oct. 1967. Catherine died 10 Jan. 1968.

Their children were:

613.   I Bradley 10     b. 20 Sept. 1919   d. 20 Feb. 1932

614.   II Harvey 10     b. 19 March 1922     m. Barbara Hall Crowell

615.   III David 10     b. 16 Dec. 1925

591 RAYMOND 9 WHEELER m. (1) RUTH WHITE PAYSON (2) MARGUERITA CECILE DALOZ     Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Raymond and Ruth married 30 July 1910. Ruth Payson was born in 1888 and died 13 Feb.1940. Raymond died 26 March 1957. Cecile died 29 August 1980.

The children of Raymond and Ruth were:

616.   I Richard Payson 10   b. 16 July 1911     m. Pauline Ella Goldthwaite

617.   II Russell Winter 10   b. 25 Nov. 1913     m. Marian Alma Harlow

618.   III Gardner Anson 10   b. 12 Jan. 1916     m. (1) Lois Wickes (2) Barbara Russell

595 ALDEN RICE 9 WHEELER m. BEATRICE BALDREY     Anson 8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married 8 Sept. 1920. Alden died 8 Jan. 1963. Beatrice died 25 Oct. 1995. Their child was:

619   I Joyce     b. 10 July 1929       m. Siraner [Joyce and Siraner married in 1951 and had two children: Alden and Dorinda]

601 CALEB HENRY 9 WHEELER m RUTH WINIFRED ROBINSON     Caleb8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 9 March 1916. Ruth was born 12 Dec.1890 and died 3 June 1973. Caleb died 5 May 1970. Their children were:

620.     I Henry Adams 10   b. 22 Sept. 1918m. (1) Adeline (Patsy) Bigelow Holden

                (2) Marjorie B. Welch

621.     II Frederick Robinson 10 b. 8 July 1920     m. Alice Cornell

622.     III Caleb Kendall 10   b. 18 Feb. 1922     m. Elizabeth Kathleen Trundy

623.     IV Joseph Coolidge 10   b. 21 Nov. 1926     m (1) Jean Huleatt

            (2) Verona Farness Kane

624.     V Warren Wright 10   b. 21 Feb. 1931     m. Joanne Duryea

607 ARTHUR LINCOLN 9 WHEELER m. CORA FROST DUNNELLS (DOROTHY)     Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Cora and Arthur married 1 August 1893. Cora was born 31 Aug. 1874 in Concord, the daughter of Charles S. and Emma Frost Dunnells. She died in Los Angeles 24 Jan. 1957. Arthur died 2 Sept. 1932. The children of Cora and Arthur were:

625.     I Margaret Constance 10 b. 16 Nov. 1895 in Providence RI m. Smith They had a daughter Helen Smith who married Dexter Strong.

626.     II Mary Constance 10 b. 21 March 1898 in Providence RI and died in Concord Dec. 1981         

627.     III George Francis II 10 b. 23 Feb. 1906 in Providence RI m. Helen Ann Morse

610. RALPH 9 WHEELER m. EDITH G.STARKEY     Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Their children were:

628.     I Thomas Granville 10

629.     II Alice Charlotte 10   b. 27 Feb. 1907     m. Ronald Alexander Dickson who was born 2 Aug. 1903. Alice and Ronald had two children: (1) Ronald Alexander Dickson, Jr. who was born 22 Dec. 1933 and married Mary Butler on 18 June 1955; and (2) Robert Gordon Dickson who was born 10 March 1937. On 26 May 1962 Robert married Andre Castellini Raue who was born 6 Jan. 1937.

611 WILFRID 9 WHEELER m. EMILY HOWARD LILLIE     Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 8 Sept. 1898. Wilfrid died 25 Dec.1961 in Falmouth MA. Emily was born 22 April 1874 and died Jan. 1971. Their children were:

630.   I Wilfrid Stayner 10    b. 2 [or 3] March 1901   m. Sybil Constance Leckenby

631.   II Charles Lincoln 10   b. 19 May 1914     m. Caroline Ella Wright

632.   III Richard Parkman 10    b. 12 May 1917     m. Sally Barnard

612 ALAN RATTRAY 9 WHEELER m. FLORENCE WILLIAMSON     Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1
Alan and Florence had two children:

633.   I Elizabeth 10     b. 17 Feb. 1907

634.   II George Williamson 10 b. 22 Nov. 1909   m. Marjorie Borden

612a ARTHUR WARNER 10 WHEELER m. JOAN ARLENE FITZGERALD
   Clarence9/Arthur8/Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Arthur and Joan married 2 Oct. 1954. She was born 28 June 1932, daughter of Herbert Fitzgerald and Pauline Saunders. She died 5 Nov. 1999. Their children were:

634a.   II Craig Arthur 11     b. 31 Oct. 1960  m. Lynn Meredith Thompkins

634b.   III Scott Jon 11     b. 31 Oct. 1960  m. Marla Lynn Silver

634c.   I Dale Saunders 11    b. 8 July 1965   m. Renee Elizabeth Cormier

612b RICHARD FRANCIS 10 WHEELER m. NANCY ANN TUTTLE
   Clarence9/Arthur8/Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

634d.   I Wendy Louise    b. 21 Aug. 1951   m. Thomas Kaylor

634e.   II Beth Ann    b. 21 Aug. 1952  m. Charles Copeland

634f.   III Jeffrey Warner 11    b. 24 Sept. 1954

634g.   IV Denise Lee    b. 30 Sept. 1957  m. (1) William Turner, (2) Philip Metcalf, (3) Norman Harold Webb

634h.   V Richard Francis 11    b. 4 Oct. 1958  m. Christine Taylor

634i.   VI Douglas Henry 11    b. 8 Dec. 1959  m. (1) Dianna Doris Bachelder, (2) Cheryl Ann Parker

634j.   VII Stephanie Clark    b. 22 Nov. 1961  m. Kenneth Robert Henrich

634k.   VIII Michael Arthur 11    b. 19 Aug. 1963

634l.    IX Dana Richardson 11    b. 27 Jan. 1965  m. (1) Christine M. Taylor, (2) Carla Jean Caldwell

612c ELLIOT DWIGHT 10 WHEELER m. BETTY ANN HOWE
   Clarence9/Arthur8/Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They were married 16 Jan. 1960. Betty Ann was born in Lansdale, PA, 30 Jan. 1934. He died 17 Dec. 1997. Their children were:

634m.   I Keith Eliot    b. 24 Nov. 1965 (adopted)

634n.   II Elizabeth Ann    b. 18 Dec. 1967 (adopted)   m. (1) Keith Nelson, (2) Todd Kagan, (3) Carl Zukowski

612f ROBERT KENNETH 10 WHEELER m. BRENDA KNOX
   Clarence9/Arthur8/Francis7/Francis6/Noah5/Francis4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Their children were:

634o.   I Robert Kenneth 11

634p.   II Clinton George 11

634q.   III Jonathan 11

614 HARVEY 10 WHEELER m. BARBARA HALL CROWELL     Berkeley9/Harvey8/Edwin7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married in 1953. Barbara was also descended from George 1 Wheeler – see #478 Elizabeth Wheeler whose granddaughter married a Crowell. Harvey died 18 Aug. 1994. Their children were:

635   I Andrew Hall 11   b. 5 Sept. 1954       

636   II Sarah    11     b. 15 March 1957     m. Andrew Lovell in 1992. Sarah and Andrew had Adam in 1995 and Katherine in 2001. They are of the 12 th generation.

637   III William Gibbs 11   b. 15 March 1960     m. Lissa Dengler in 1993

616 RICHARD PAYSON 10 WHEELER m. PAULINE ELLA GOLDTHWAITE     Raymond9/Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married in 1935. She was born in 1910 and died 8 April 2004. He died 29 Oct. 1972. Their children were:

638.   I Robert Loring 11   b. 19 Aug.1936     m. Kathleen Kelly

639.   II David Anson 11   b. 28 Nov.1941     m. (1) Dianne Homans (2) Priscilla Johnston (David and Dianne had three children: Christopher 12 b.1964 who married Lillie Richardson; Jeffrey David 12 b. 1967; and Jennifer Beth 12 b. 1973.)

640.   III Elizabeth Ann   b. 1 Dec.1943     m. William Scannell

(Elizabeth and William had a daughter Wendy Jeanne Scannell b. 1943 who, in 1996, married Mark Belair.)

641.   IV Sylvia Jean     b. 18 Nov.1949     m. (1) Robert Daniels (2) Steven Recklow

617 RUSSELL WINTER 10 WHEELER m. MARIAN ALMA HARLOW     Raymond9/Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Russell (Rusty) and Marian were married in 1940. She was born in 1917. Russell died 19 July 1998. Their children were:

642.   I Roberta Perry   11   b. 4 July 1942       m. Ralph Alden Bradshaw (Roberta and Ralph had two children: (1) Christopher Evan Bradshaw who married Carter Randolph Gooch and had three children – Maria Madison Bradshaw b. 1994, Tucker Wheeler Bradshaw b. 1997 and Cooper Bartlett Bradshaw b. 2000 and (2) Amy Dodd Bradshaw who married Andrew William Hunter and had two children: Zachariah Harlow Hunter b. 1999 and Nathaniel Alden Hunter b. 2004.)

643.   II Russell Theodore 11 (Ted) b. 5 May 1944     m. Ingrid Elaine Blatzer

644.   III Virginia Ruth 11   b. 12 Feb. 1946       m. (1) Herbert Lebherz (2) Benjamin John Robinson

645.   IV Barbara Harlow 11   b. 27 Aug. 1948       m. (1) John Steven Tara (2) Francis la Jeunesse (Frank) who brought two children to the marriage: Torr Peter and Tonya May.

618 GARDNER ANSON 10 m. (1) LOIS WICKES (2) BARBARA RUSSELL     Raymond9/Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

Gardner and Lois married in 1946, Gardner and Barbara married in 1957. Gardner died in 1972. There were no children.

620 HENRY ADAMS 10 WHEELER m (1) ADELINE BIGELOW (PATSY) HOLDEN (2) MARJORIE MAE BREMILLER     Caleb9/Caleb8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Henry and Patsy married 28 March 1942. Patsy was born 5 Jan. 1916, the daughter of Stephen Holden and Clara Louise Angel of Westchester County, NY. Patsy died 8 April 1969. Henry and Marjorie married 28 Dec. 1969. Marjorie was born 6 Nov. 1920 in Utica NY. Henry died 10 Dec. 2003. Marjorie died 24 Nov. 2011. Children (all by Patsy) were:

646.     I Jonathan 11   b. 23 Dec 1943     m. (1) Tamara Stech in 1967 and (2) Marsha Spector in 1989. Jonathan and Tamara had one child, Caleb Henry Wheeler, 12 th generation, b. 30 August 1977.

647.     II Phebe 11   b. 11 Feb. 1946     m. (1) Stephen Allen Heifetz 4 April 1970. He died 18 October 1997; (2) Gregory Lee Nichols 28 August 1977. He died 21 November 1981; (3) James Warren Packer 26 June 1982. He died 16 May 2003.

Phebe and Stephen had two children: (1)Jennifer Ruth Heifetz b. 21 Sept. 1970 (12 th generation). Jennifer married Troy Allen Wullkotte 4 July 1992. Jennifer and Troy had one daughter: Shelby Ann Wullkotte (13 th generation) b. 5 Feb. 2001. (2) Joshua Barnett Heifetz (adopted) b. 29 Oct. 1972. He married Kristy Louise Roy 12 August 2000. Joshua and Kristy had two children: (1) Joshua Barnett Heifetz II and Kimberly Carol Heifetz (twins) (13 th generation) b. 23 Oct. 2001

648.     III Timothy 11   b. 11 Dec. 1947     m. Gloria Maria Mejia 6 July 1976 in Tegucigalpa. Gloria and Timothy had three children: (1) Marsha Maria Wheeler (12 th generation) b. 15 June 1981; (2) Pamela Patricia Wheeler (12 th generation) b. 15 June 1981; and (3) Grace Ruth Wheeler (12 th generation) b. 10 Feb. 1987.

621 FREDERICK ROBINSON 10 WHEELER m. LT. ALICE GERALDINE CORNELL     Caleb9/Caleb8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 9 February 1946. Alice was born 11 Sept. 1921, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Cornell of Providence RI. Alice died 24 Dec 2010. Their children were:

.649.     I Candace Cornell 11   b. 7 Aug. 1948       m. (1) Charles Rudinsky (2) David Kessner. Candace and Charles married 1 Jan. 1971 and had two children: Sarah Wheeler Rudinsky b. 30 Sept 1978 and Hannah Conant Rudinsky b.11 Aug. 1981.

650.     II William Robinson 11 b. 25 July 1951

651.     III Kendall Caleb 11 b. 18 Jan. 1955   m. Judy Carol Brown

Judy and Kendall had one daughter, Ariel Rebekah Wheeler, b. 25 May 1988.

622 CALEB KENDALL 10 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH (BETH) KATHLEEN TRUNDY     Caleb9/Caleb8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Beth and Caleb married 19 Jan. 1944. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Levi Trundy of Presque Isle ME. Caleb died in action over Budapest 2 July 1944. They had no children.

623 JOSEPH COOLIDGE 10 WHEELER m (1) JEAN HULEATT (2) MARIE VERONA FARNESS KANE     Caleb9/Caleb 8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Joseph and Jean married 2 Feb.1949. She was born 16 May 1927, the daughter of Joseph A. and Miriam W. Huleatt of Natick MA. She died 17 Aug. 1969.

Children by Jean:

652.   I Juliet 11     b. 2 Oct. 1951       m. (1) Stephen Rampley (2)   Robert Joseph Cormier (3) Kenneth Turkington

653.   II Rachel 11     b. 17 Jan 1953       m. John Myers

John was born 15 May 1949. Rachel and John Myers married 23 April 1977 and had two children: Beth Robinson Myers (adopted) (12 th generation) b. 19 Aug. 1982 and Emily Wheeler Myers (12 th generation) b. 15 April 1983.

654.   III Deborah 11     b. 8 April 1954       m. Jerry Michael Burk

Jerry was born 19 Sept. 1950. Deborah and Jerry Burk married 7 July 1979 and had one child: Virginia Wheeler Burk (12 th generation) b. 13 Jan 1988.

655.   IV Caleb Henry 11   b. 1 May 1956       m. Maureen Dupre

Caleb and Maureen married 2 Feb. 1980. Maureen was born 12 Feb.1949 and brought a daughter, Tiffany Jones, to the marriage. Maureen and Caleb had two children: Caleb Henry III, 12 th generation, b. 5 Feb 1987 and Jordan Daniel, 12 th generation, b. 2 April 1990.

656.   V Daniel Lincoln 11   b. 17 Feb. 1958       d. 18 Aug. 1969

Joseph married Verona on 22 Dec. 1970 in Islamabad, Pakistan. She was born 8 Feb. 1924 at Heron Lake MN, the daughter of Alma and Orrin Farness of Stordan, MN. Verona brought two children to the marriage by her first husband William Kane: Marilee Kane b. 18 Aug. 1948, d. 12 Sep. 2011; and Margaret Jean Kane b. 12 Feb 1950.

624 WARREN WRIGHT 10 WHEELER m. JOANNE DURYEA     Caleb9/Caleb8/Henry7/Eph6/Eph5/Dav4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Warren and Joanne married 18 June 1954. Joanne was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Junius Duryea of Springfield MA and granddaughter of Charles Duryea, maker of the first successful gasoline motor car. Warren died 9 June 1970.

They had one child:

657.    I Todd Duryea 11   b. 27 Dec. 1962

627. GEORGE FRANCIS WHEELER II 10 m. HELEN ANN MORSE     Arthur9/Geo8Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Helen was born 2 Sept. 1908 in Toledo OH and died 23 May 2000 in Perryburg OH. Their children were:

658.   I George Francis III (Jerry) 11 b. 17 May 1933 in Toledo OH   m. Margaret Mary Cece

659.   II Constance Margaret 11 b. 12 Jan. 1936       m. Donald Carlson

The Carlsons had four children: (1) Dale Allen Carlson 12 b. 12 May 1959. He married Patricia Valencia and they had two children – Cody Wheeler Carlson 13 and Casey Valencia Carlson 13; (2) Lynn Ann Carlson 12 b. 15 Feb. 1963; (3) Dean Eric Carlson 12 who married Ramona Marie Loya and had Brittany Alexandra Carlson 13 2 Sept. 1989; and (4) Mark Adam Carlson 12 who married Maria Delia Pena and had Adam Elija Carlson 13 b. 19 August 2004.

630 WILFRID STAYNER 10 WHEELER m. (1) SYBIL CONSTANCE LECKENBY (2) EMMA GALE WHITTEMORE (3) DOROTHY STONE     Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Sybil and Wilfrid married in 1923. They divorced in 1933. Wilfrid then married Emma Gale Whittemore. On 18 Dec. 1939 he married Dorothy Stone. Dorothy was born 4 Sept. 1900 and died 2 March 1994. Wilfrid died 30 April 1983. The children of Wilfrid and Sybil were:

660.   I Wilfrid III 11     b. 12 May 1925     d. in action in Korea 24 May 1953.

661.   II Richard Warren 11   b. 8 Feb. 1929     m. Betty Ann Owens

631 CHARLES LINCOLN 10 WHEELER m. CAROLINE ELLA WRIGHT     Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 1 June 1940. Caroline was born 28 Dec. 1911. Their child was:

662.   I Robert Lincoln 11   b. 4 Feb. 1951     m. Patricia Wright

632 RICHARD PARKMAN 10 WHEELER m. SALLY BARNARD     Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 26 Aug. 1939. Sally was born 12 Jan. 1918 and died 26 March 2000. He died 31 March 2000. Their children were:

663.   I Julie Anne 11   b. 7 May 1947     Julie married (1) Richard Earl Wheeler. Julie and Richard Earl Wheeler had a son Brian Gregory 12 Wheeler (later changed to Brian Gregory Child) b. 17 Feb. 1966. Brian Gregory Child married Kristen Finerty. Brian and Kristen had two children: Madison Linda Child b. 26 Nov. 2000 and Patrick Richard Child b. 23 July 2003; Julie married (2) Richard Albert Child on 23 May 1970. Julie and Richard Albert Child had Audra Ann Child b. 23 Nov. 1972. Audra married Jeffrey William Meyer on 21 August 1993. She later married Eric Paul Keliher. They had two children: (1) Gene A. Keliher b. 11 Sept. 2000 and Thomas Paul Keliher b. 9 April 2002.

664.   II Christopher Barnard 11 b. 22 Sept. 1955   m. Deborah Sue Teeters

634 GEORGE WILLIAMSON 10 WHEELER m. MARJORIE BORDEN     Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They had two children:

665.   I Robert Borden 11   b. 21 Aug. 1934

666.   II Joan 11     b. 17 June 1937     m. Ivan Tracy Kaufman

Joan and Ivan had three children: Helen Alegra Kaufman b. 21 April 1967; Adam Wheeler Kaufman b. 19 Feb. 1969; and Alexander Michael Kaufman b. 9 Sept. 1971.

639 DAVID ANSON 11 WHEELER m. (1) DIANNE HOMANS (2) PRISCILLA JOHNSTON     Richard10/Raymond9/Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

David and Dianne married in 1962. Their children were:

667.   I Christopher John 12   b. 1964       m. Lillie Richardson

668.   II Jeffrey David 12   b. 1967   

669.   III Jennifer Beth 12   b. 1973   

643 RUSSELL THEODORE 11 WHEELER m. INGRID ELAINE BLATGER     Russell10/Raymond9/Anson8/Gardner7/Cyrus6/Noah5/Fran4/Wm3/Wm2/Geo1

They married in 1967. Their children were:

670   II Gregory Raymond 12 b. 1970       m. Melanie Forsythe

Melanie brought her child Krista Jeanne Forsythe to the marriage. Gregory and Melanie had Russell James 13 Wheeler in 1999.

671.   II Jessica Ruth 12   b. 1973

672.   III Sarah Jeanne 12   b. 1975       m. Stephen Gottschalk

658 GEORGE FRANCIS WHEELER III 11 (JERRY) m. MARGARET MARY CECE     Geo10/Arthur9/Geo8/Abiel7/Eph6/Eph5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Margaret was born 11 March 1936 in Detroit MI. Jerry and Margaret married 18 June 1955. Their children:

673.   I Craig Michael 12   b. 7 May 1956       m. Kathleen Campbell

674.   II Coleen Margaret 12   b. 11 March 1958     m. William Gordon Soutar III

Coleen and William had a son Aaron William Soutar b. 7 Dec. 1987.

675.   III Eric Christopher 12   b. 24 Sept. 1965     m. Lisa Marie McLennon

676.   IV Adam Bruch 12   b. 31 May 1967       m. Samantha Lynn Brautigan

661 RICHARD WARREN 11 WHEELER m. BETTY ANN OWENS     Wilfrid10/Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 9 Sept. 1950. Betty Ann was born 2 Feb. 1928. Their children were:

677.   I Emily 12     b. 13 Oct. 1952 in USA     m. James Grimm Lemoyne. They married 18 Dec. 1976 and had a daughter Clara Wheeler Lemoyne b. 26 July 1991

678.   II Susan Knight 12   b. 6 Aug. 1954 in Hongkong m. Constantine Cacos on 17 June 1989

679.   III Thomas Adams 12   b. 10 Sept. 1957 in Manila   m. Susan Elizabeth Hodge

680.   IV Alice Owens 12   b. 1 Dec. 1961 in Manila   m. Peter John Morris on 19 Oct. 1985

681.   V Sarah Bennett 12   b. 5 May 1967 in Japan

662 ROBERT LINCOLN 11 WHEELER m. PATRICIA WRIGHT     Charles10/Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Robert and Patricia married in 1982 and had one son:

682.   I John Charles Wright Wheeler a.k.a. John Charles Wheeler Wright 12   b. 24 July 1983

664 CHRISTOPHER BARNARD 11 WHEELER m. DEBORAH SUE TEETERS     Richard10/Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3.John2/Geo1

They married 22 Sept. 1986. Deborah was born 16 July 1955. Their children were:

683.   I Emily Kathleen 12   b. 20 July 1989

684   II Kelsey Elizabeth 12   b. 27 June 1993

673. CRAIG MICHAEL WHEELER 12 m. KATHLEEN CAMPBELL     Geo11/Geo10/Arthur9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Kathleen was born 14 July 1957. Their children were:

686.   I Lyndsay Nicole 13   b. 28 Sept. 1984

687.   II Caitlin Elizabeth 13   b. 27 July 1988

675 ERIC CHRISTOPHER WHEELER 12 M. LISA MARIE MCLENNON     Geo11/Geo10/Arthur9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Lisa was born 5 Jan. 1963. Their children were:

688.   I Collin Christopher 13   b. 13 Feb. 1992

689.   II Rylea Margaret 13 b. 20 Sept. 1995

676 ADAM BRUCH WHEELER 12 m. SAMANTHA LYNN BRAUTIGAN     Geo11/Geo10/Arthur9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

They married 2 Oct. 1993. Samantha was born 26 Dec. 1964. Their children were:

690.   I Cameron Bruch 13   b. 10 August 1994

691.   II Madeline Elaine 13   b. 29 Nov. 1996

679 THOMAS ADAMS WHEELER 12 m. SUSAN ELIZABETH HODGE     Richard11/Wilfrid10/Wilfrid9/Geo8/Abiel7/Ephraim6/Ephraim5/David4/Edw3/John2/Geo1

Susan was born 12 Oct. 1955. They married 25 Sept. 1982. They had one son:

692   I Barrett Alexander Wheeler 13 b. 4 Oct. 1984.

--Top--

2. The Obadiah Wheeler Line

1001 OBADIAH 1 WHEELER m. SUSANNA WHEELER

Susanna was a sister to George #1 from Cranefield, Bedfordshire. [See last section of this genealogy on Probable English Ancestry. This indicates that George #1 and Susanna Wheeler were among the eight children of John Wheeler of Cranefield, Bedfordshire, England. Obadiah #1001 was the son of another John Wheeler of nearby Doswell. The relationship between these two John Wheelers is unclear. -- RRW]

The will of Obadiah Wheeler "aged about three score and three years" was dated 6 Oct. 1671.

So he was born about 1608.

[According to this section of Tolman, Obadiah was” probably brother of the first George (George#1). However, this is contradicted by the information in the first paragraph above taken from the section on Probable English Ancestry -- JCW] He seems to have lived at first very near the center of the village, for in 1653 we find in the Town Records that [the residents of] "the East Quarter are to make and maintain all the highways from Obadiah Wheeler's house along to the baywards." etc. We afterward find his son Obadiah, in 1675, living on the Lancaster road beyond the South River, on land which may perhaps have been first set off to the senior.

The will of Obadiah Wheeler was imperfect in that it was not witnessed, and administration of his estate was granted to "Thomas Wheeler the kinsman and John Wheeler the son" of the testator. The document names "son Joshua first born and heir;" 2nd son Samuel"; "son Obadiah"; "son John"; "youngest son Josiah, and daughter Susanna". This shows that the son John whose birth in 1641 is recorded, must have died young, and have [been] succeeded by another of the same name whose birth was not recorded.

Obadiah 1 Wheeler died 29 Oct 1671 at 83. His wife Susanna died 24 March 1649. Their children, on authority of the Town Records, and of his will, were:

1002     I Joshua 2 [born in England]         m. Elizabeth

1003     II John 2   b. 23 Jan 1640/1   d. young

1004     III Ruth     b. 23 April 1642         [m Samuel Hartwell]

1005     IV a son   b. 25 Nov. 1643     d. 29 Nov. 1643

1006     V Samuel 2   b. 22 Feb. 1655/6       m. Mary Perry

1007     VI John 2   [Was he killed by Indians at Oyster River, Durham NH leaving three sons, one of whom was Richard of Bedford? – RRW]]

1008     VII Susanna   b. 16 March 1649       m. Shipley

1009     VIII Obadiah 2             m. Elizabeth [White]

1010     IX Josiah 2   “who was slain in ye engagement with ye Indians at Sudbury April ye 21, 1676.” Administration was granted to John Wheeler and Elizabeth (wife of Joshua) who deposes that “I heard my brother Josiah say that he willed one half of his estate to his brother John.” (Middlesex Probate Records Vol. VI fol 91.)

Probably the two youngest children were by a second wife, though there was no record of a second marriage.

1002 JOSHUA 2 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH         Obadiah 1

There is no record of the death here of Joshua, nor of his wife, nor is there any will or record of administration in Middlesex County. They were both living in 1703, when with their consent their son Isaac sells land in Concord to Isaac Temple (Deeds III-624)   [Tolman in a later paragraph says: Joshua Wheeler died at Central Village CT 4 Feb. 1725; Elizabeth his wife died ibid 12 Feb. 1715/6 in the 80th year of her age.]

Joshua had a house lot of 14 acres on Walden Street, between George Wheeler [#1] on the corner of Main Street and Robert Merriam who lived on the Ebenezer Hubbard place (Hubbard Street). He had a mill on the little brook that runs from just south of Walden Pond to the river at Fairhaven. [Walcott on page 79 of his Concord in the Colonial Period puts this mill at "Swamp Bridge" on the brook crossing Sudbury Road betweet Grant Street and Southfield Road. He said the mill built in 1691, was jointly owned by Joshua Wheeler and Jonathan Prescott. RRW/JCW]

The birth of but one child is recorded. [Walcott, p. 79, old roads mss believes this mill at swamp bridge was on Sudbury Road near Robin Wheeler's house [235 Sudbury Road] [and] was jointly owned with Jonathan Prescott.] Their children were:

1011     I Joshua 3   b. 28 March 1663   d. 18 Nov. 1666

1012     II Timothy 3         d. 6 Dec. 1666

1013     III Isaac 3           m. Sarah Howe

1006 SAMUEL 2 WHEELER m MARY PERRY       Obadiah 1

They married 10 Nov. 1673. Their children, at Concord were:

1014     I Mary     b. 18 Nov. 1677

1015     II Mary     b. 19 May 1682

1016     III Mary     b. 12 Nov. 1690

1017     IV Susanna   b. 12 Nov. 1690       m. Benj. Townsend

On 15 June 1672 Samuel Wheeler Senior and wife Mary sell to Nicholas Shavelly land In Concord formerly belonging to “my father Obadiah Wheeler deceased.” [Now Bowser's Main Street beyond Sudbury River (RRW)] [This would be 572 Main Street (JCW)]

1009 OBADIAH 2 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH WHITE       Obadiah 1

They married 17 July 1672. [Elizabeth was from Scituate. Tolman implies Elizabeth was daughter of Resolved White, who came on the Mayflower – confirmed by a letter to RRW from Elizabeth Pickard. Resolved, according to Pickard, was married to Judith Vassall – known to have spoken out in favor of tolerance toward the Quakers.(JCW)] Both Obadiah 2 and his wife were living 28 March 1712, on which date they convey to son Obadiah one half their estate in Concord (Deeds XVII-467). [Obadiah died in 1715; his wife in 1732 according to Pickard. She refers to NE Registry Vol. 87 p. 115 – JCW]

Their children were:

1018     I Obadiah 3   b. 21 Sept. 1673   m. Hannah Fletcher 25 March 1702

1019     II Josiah 3   b. 22 Oct. 1675     m. Martha Prescott, was living at Lancaster in 1718. [b. 1679. d. 1748. daughter of John Prescott of Lancaster]

1020     III Uriah 3   b. 13 April 1678       m. Abigail Rice [of Sudbury]

Uriah went to Sudbury in 1718. He was a housewright, had 10 children. Son Elisha m. Mary Loring, daughter of Rev. Israel Loring. [RRW noted in her copy that Mrs. Florence Hayner of 338 Orchard Park, Rochester, NY was writing a genealogy.]

1021     IV Samuel 3   b. 23 Jan, 1680/1     m. (1) Joanna Walcott [moved to Brookfield] and (2) Dorcas Pellett (?)

1022     V Jonathan 3   b. 28 July 1683       m. Hannah Russell, was living at Lancaster in 1718

1023     VI Elizabeth   b. 7 Feb. 1785/6     m. Elisha Rice of Sudbury, 10 Feb. 1707/8

1024     VII Joseph 3   b. 7 March 1690/1     [m. (1) Abigail Butterfield [of Lancaster – JCW] (2) Sarah Allen]

1025     VIII Benjamin 3   b. 29 Sept 1693 Was living in Lancaster in 1718, went to New Marlboro [where he was a first settler – JCW] and died there in1759.

1026     IX Joshua 3   b. 9 April 1696       m. Anna [children said to include Joshua in Lancaster – JCW]

[Note RRW in her copy suggests there was another daughter, Experience, who married William Pollard of Lancaster or perhaps she was a daughter of Josiah]

1013 ISAAC 3 WHEELER m. SARAH HOWE       Joshua2/Obadiah1

They married 16 Jan. 1699/70. They had three children at Concord and then removed to Plainfield CT where they had ten more. Sarah died there 25 Dec. 1760 in her 81 st year. Isaac died May 1752. Their children were:

1034     I Sarah     b. 11 Sept. 1700

1035     II Deborah   b. 13 Jan. 1701/2

1036     III Mary     b. 4 March 1703     m. Timothy Pierce 12 June 1723 at Plainfield CT

1037     IV Isaac4   b. 18 Nov. 1706       m. Hannah Stearns 5 June 1729 [she died in Plainfield CT in 1760 –RRW]

1038     V Marcie   b. 20 Nov. 1706

1039     VI Bette     b. 28 Sept. 1708     

1040     VII Prudence   b. 9 Feb. 1709/10

1041     VIII Abigail   b. 29 Jan. 1711/12

1042     IX Ruth     b. 17 Jan. 1713/14

1043     X Timothy 4   b. 15 March 1717

1044     XI Joshua 4   b. 18 April 1719     [An RRW note suggests he married (1) Hanna Howe of Royalton, Canada and (2) a cousin Sarah Howe of Barnaton, Quebec.]

1045     XII Lydia   b. 23 Jan 1920/1   m. Joseph Spaulding 4 March 1742

1046     XIII Susanna   b. 21 Feb. 1723/4

1018 OBADIAH 3 WHEELER m. HANNAH FLETCHER       Obad2/Obad1

They married 25 March 1702. Hannah was born 24 Oct. 1674, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Wheeler #4) Fletcher. Her mother was a daughter of the first George Wheeler [#1]. Obadiah and his wife Hannah sell land in Sudbury 22 June 1715 and on the same date sell to John Holden all their lands, etc. in Concord, even to “their interest in the meeting house.”

[Query: Did he go to Pomfret CT?]

Their children at Concord were:

1030     I Hannah   b. 5 April 1703

1031     II Josiah 4   b. 8 March 1704/5

1032     III Phineas 4   b. 23 Oct. 1707

1033     IV Peregrine   b. 23 Jan. 1709/10

1020 EURIAH 3 WHEELER m. ABIGAIL PRICE         Obad2/Obad1

[Our information on Euriah Wheeler is limited to a single line through son Asahal Wheeler as follows: Asahal 2 married Thankful Goodnow; their child Anna 3 Wheeler married Ebenezer Parmenter; their child Asahel 4 Parmenter married Percis Price; their child Lucy 5 Parmenter married C. Sherman; their child Calvin 6 Sherman married Lucy Parmenter (?); their child Edwin 7 Sherman married Florence Lowdroy of Melrose, moving to Sioux Falls and had children Arthur, Jessica and Mabel; Sherman then married Katherine Elwe and they had children including Philip – JCW]

Elisha, Son of Uriah married Mary Loring. They had six sons with whom Elisha "took part in the Battle of Concord, where he had his horse shot under him" [Reunion of the descendants of Elisha and Mary (Loring) Wheeler, June 18, 1917 at the Unitarian Church, Sudbury, MA].

1021 SAMUEL 3 WHEELER m. (1) JOANNA WALCOTT and (2) DORCAS PELLETT Obad2/Obad1

Samuel 3of Brookfield and Joanna Walcott married 23 Nov. 1704. [Tolman says that Samuel had three children by Joanna and then ten more by a second wife Dorcas Pellett, daughter of Thomas and Phelice Pellett. He indicates that in 1762 Dorcas, widow of Samuel Wheeler, and her son Judah, “who last came from Acton”, were warned out of Westford. However a note has been added as follows: “This is surely wrong. He had other children in Brookfield by Joanna. Miss Holman says but one wife Joanna, d. 4 July 1751, Brookfield.]

The children, following Tolman, were:

By Joanna:

1047     I Jonathan 4   b. 14 Sept. 1705

1048     II Mary     b. 8 Oct 1706     m. John Hamilton, Jr. of Brookfield

1049     III Joanna   b. 13 Aug. 1708

By Dorcas:

1050     IV Samuel 4   b. 22 Sept 1715     d. 5 Nov. 1715

105l     V Dorcas   b. 9 Aug. 1716     d. 20 Sept. 1716

1052     VI Samuel 4   b. 21 Sept. 1717 (still living 1761)

1053     VII Gershom 4   b. 28 March 1720   

1054     VIII Nehemiah 4   b. 19 Oct. 1722       [m. Susannah Proctor of Westford in 1746 – RRW]

1054a    Abigail    b. 7 Feb. 1724/5

1055     IX Samson 4           [m. Sarah Parlin – see History of Carlisle - RRW]

1056     X Judah 4   b. 17 Aug 1727     d. 7 March 1728/9

1057     XI Judah 4   b. 1732

1058     XII Phineas 4   b. 22 Jan 1736/7

1059     XIII Oliver 4   b. 1725

1022 JONATHAN 3 WHEELER m. HANNAH RUSSELL    [?]     Obad2/Obad1

They married 29 Aug. 1710. [In Tolman a note says: “Note error – see Lancaster)] Their children were: [but another note says their children included Obadiah and Jonathan – JCW] [Notes in RRW's copy suggest that Jonathan actually married (1) Mary of Concord and (2) Tabitha Russell, who, when widowed, married Samuel Bennett of Lancaster. RRW also cites a 1717 document reproduced on page 27 of Lapham's Carlisle Corporate Community which is a release from Tabitha, widow of Abraham Wheeler of Lancaster and Samuel Wheeler, brother-in-law, of any claim to land, now in Jonathan Wheeler's (and?) her sons possession. The document was also signed by James Blood, her son-in-law. The document is blotted but seems to call Samuel Wheeler her son. RRW suggests she had two sons: Obadiah and Jonathan.]

1060     I Abraham 4   b. 29 Sept. 1711       m. Martha Blood

1061     II

On 19 April 1727 Jonathan sells to Alex Cummings “a first right in Concord Village which did appertain to my honored father Obadiah, but now belongeth to me.” At that date he was living in Lancaster.

1024 JOSEPH 3 WHEELER m. (1) ABIGAIL BUTTERFIELD (2) SARAH ALLEN   Obad2/Obad1

Joseph and Abigail married 2 March 1726/7. Abigail died at Lancaster 2 Oct 1764. Joseph married Sarah Allen at Lancaster 14 Oct. 1766. Joseph died at Lancaster 29 Feb. 1780. Sarah died at Lancaster 14 April 1789 age 71. Abigail was received into the church at Lancaster from the First Church in Cambridge 6 April 1746. She was born 11 May 1702, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth Butterfield of Cambridge. Joseph and Abigail's children, born in Concord, were:

1062     I Phebe     b. 11 Jan 1727/8     m. Jotham Wilder

1063     II Reuben 4   b. 3 Dec. 1729

1064     III Rachel   b. 15 Sept. 1731   d. Lancaster 15 May 1799

1065     IV Joseph 4   b. 13 March 1734/5 Was minister at Harvard 1759-1768. d. at Worcester 10 Feb.1793.
In 2007, Charles Palmer indicated that family bible information says Joseph was the father of eleven children including John Wheler, b. 1770, settled in Dover, N.H., m. to Rebecca Harris in 1793, d. 1840 aged 70.

1066     V Abigail   b. 13 May 1737     m. Louis Conqueret 23 July 1758

VI

1047   JONATHAN 4 WHEELER m. MARGARET MARTIN     Saml3/Obad2/Obad2

Their intent of marriage was filed 6 July 1737 at Acton. Their children at Concord were:

1067     I Margaret   bapt. 28 Oct.1739

1068     II “a child”   bapt. 19 April 1741

1069     III Asa 5   b. 29 May 1743

1070     IV Jonathan 5   b. 26 May 1745

1054 NEHEMIAH 4 WHEELER m. SUSANNAH PROCTOR     Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 10 Dec. 1746. She was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes Proctor of Westford. She died at Carlisle 26 June 1778. He died at Carlisle 1794. The births of the following children are recorded in Acton and in Old Carlisle:

1071     I Samuel 5   b. 27 June 1748         m. Lydia Munroe

1072     II Jacob 5   b. 17 March 1750

1073     III Rachel   b. 30 June 1752

1074     IV Joseph P.5   b. 29 Nov. 1754         m. Nabby Munroe

1075     V Rebecca   b. 6 March 1759       m. Samuel Emery

1076     VI Susanna   b. 15 June 1762         m. Levi Flint

1077     VII Joanna   b. 11 Nov. 1764

1078     VIII Olive   b. 20 July 1761       m. (1) Barker, (2) James Wright

1055 SAMSON 4 WHEELER m. (1) SARAH PARLIN (2) MARY     Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

Sarah was born 7 Jan 1727/8, daughter of Joseph and Abigail Parlin. [They lived in a part of Concord that was taken into Carlisle. Samson served in the Revolution – RRW note.] Samson died at Carlisle 8 Feb. 1804. The births of his children are recorded at Carlisle and Acton, all but one of them by his first wife:

1079     I Tamar     b. 19 Jan 1752     d. 8 Oct. 1759

1080     II Hannah   b. 9 Aug. 1753     d. 14 Oct. 1759

1081     III Amos 5   b. 1 May 1755     d. 21 Oct. 1759

1082     IV Sarah   b. 17 Aug. 1757     d. 3 Oct. 1759

1083     V Nathan 5   b. 30 Dec. 1759       m. Ruth Hunt [He was apprenticed to the Rev. William Emerson at the Old Manse. See Town papers in the library. RRW] [see Janz letters – RRW]

1084     VI Beulah   b. 5 Jan 1762         m. Henry Flint (2 nd wife)

1085     VII Lucy   b. 6 Feb. 1764         m. Jonathan Wilson

1086     VIII Molly   b. 26 March 1766       m. Jonas Spaulding

1087     IX Betty     b. 13 Dec. 1769

1089     X Simon 5   b. 16 Dec. 1772         m. Abigail Blood

1056 JUDAH 4 WHEELER m. LUCY COREY         Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 20 May 1762. She was the daughter of Stephen and Lucy Corey of Littleton. Judah died in Acton 10 Oct. 1806 aged 74. They had a son. [His cellar hole is near Berry Corner, on very old road running from Carrie Robbin's barn on Acton-Concord old line – see Carlisle map. --RRW]

1090     I Phineas 5

1059 OLIVER 4 WHEELER m. ABIGAIL WOOD       Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married Nov. 1747. She was of Groton. Oliver died 31 July 1804 in his 82 nd year. His wife died 14 Aug. 1786 in her 60 th year, as we learn from their gravestones at North Acton. The births of the following children are recorded at Carlisle:

1091     I Oliver 5   b. 13 Nov. 1748       m. Hepsibeth Munroe [d, 1773]

1092     II Jonathan 5   b. 9 April 1750

1093     III Patience   b. 17 May 1752         m. Brown

1094     IV Leonard 5   b. 24 June 1755       d. 25 Oct. 1759

1095     V Abijah 5   b. 20 Sept. 1758     d. 12 Oct 1759

1096     VI Joel 5   b. 2 June 1761         m. Polly Procter

1097     VII Asa 5   b. 28 July 1763         m. Polly Davis

1098     VIII Abigail   b. 1 Jan. 1766         m. John Taylor

1099     IX Reuben 5   b. 28 Jan. 1768         m. Hepzibeth Heywood

1060 ABRAHAM 4 WHEELER m. (1) MARTHA BLOOD (2) HANNAH   Jona3/Obad2/Obad1

Abraham and Martha married15 December 1736. She was born Feb. 1712/13, daughter of James and Abigail (Wheeler) Blood. Abraham's first child was by his first wife. Shortly after her death he removed to Groton where the rest of his children were born of his second wife Hannah. In April 1749 he put his eldest daughter under the guardianship of her grandfather Jonathan; then ten years later on 17 Feb. 1759, the grandfather being dead, and the girl having married James Davis, Abraham, having resumed the guardianship, renders his final account; the trust having been of property left to her by James Blood, her mother's father. (See Middlesex Probate Court Records, Vol. XXXVIII, fol 301 and 310, which sets forth all these facts in detail.) In the Middlesex Court of Sessions, 15 March 1736/7 Abraham Wheeler of Concord, housewright, is fined 50 shillings for fornication before marriage, with Martha now his wife, and at the next term of the same court, in May, Martha is fined a like amount. His children, one in Concord by first wife, the rest in Groton by second wife, were:

1100     I Mary     b. 1 Feb. 1737/8       m. James Davis

1101     II Abraham 5   b. 9 April 1743

1102     III Hannah   b. 18 Sept. 1744

1103     IV Martha   b. 10 March 1745/6

1104     V Shadrach 5   b. 14 April 1747       d. 1 Aug. 1747

1105     VI Abigail   b. 15 May 1748

1106``     VII Zadock 5   b. 23 April 1750     

1107     VIII Shadrach 5   b. 15 Feb. 1751/2     d. 8 April 1755

1108     IX Alice     b. 24 Sept. 1753

1109     X Walter 5   b. 30 Jan. 1755

1110     XI Jesse 5   b. 24 Nov. 1757

1111     XII Lucy   b. 26 June 1761

1071 SAMUEL 5 WHEELER m. LYDIA MUNROE     Neh4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 13 Feb. 1777 at Billerica.   He died at Carlisle 9 Oct. 1812. The children at Carlisle were:

1112     I Nehemiah 6   b. 16 March 1780

1113     II Lydia     b. 3 March 1782

1114     III Isaac    6   b. 30 May 1785       d. 14 Jan. 1787   

1115     IV Hannah             m. Elnathan Blood

1074 JOSEPH P. 5 WHEELER m. NABBIE MUNROE     Neh4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 9 Dec. 1779 at Billerica. Joseph died at Carlisle 8 Feb 1839. Nabbie died 9 Jan. 1827. Children at Carlisle:

1116     I Polly     b. 30 May 1783         m. Asa Parlin, Jr.

1117     II Susannah   b. 13 July 1785       m. Nathaniel Hutchinson

1118     III Patty     b. 3 July 1787       d. 11 May 1809   

1119     IV Sally     b. 1789         d. 10 July 1834

1120     V Silas 5   b. 5 June 1790       d. 9 March 1811

1121     VI Betsey   b. 25 March 1793       m. William Raymond

1121     VI Joseph 6   b. 2 Oct. 1795         m. Ruth Webster

1083 NATHAN 5 WHEELER m. RUTH HUNT       Samp4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 16 Nov. 1785. She was born in Concord 12 Nov. 1759, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hildreth) Hunt. [She died 24 May 1843. According to RRW correspondence, it was family tradition that Ruth carried water to the men in the Revolution .– JCW] The Hunt family of Concord lived near the North Bridge – RRW note] [Another RRW note says that this Ruth Hunt was apprenticed to the family of the Rev. William Emerson and was at the Old Manse on April 19, 1775.] Their children at Concord were:

1122     I Amos 6   b. 22 Jan. 1785   [1788? Amos said to be living in Philadelphia in 1816 – JCW]

1123     II Ruth     b. 22 March 1789       [Said to have married (1) a Mr. Spaulding, (2) a Mr. Wilson and (3) a man named George Sargeant – JCW]   

1124     III Betsey   b. 15 June 1790 [She was called Eliza – RRW]

1125     IV Abel 6   b. 10 June 1791         [m. Aurelia Cushman –Abel said to have served in War of 1812 - JCW]

1126     V Polly     b. 22 Dec. 1792   [She was called Sally or Sarah – RRW]       m. Thomas Woodward

1127     VI Patty     b. 17 Feb. 1795

1128     VII Daniel   b. 26 May 1796         m. [Lydia Bebbins or Bibbens. According to correspondence left in RRW's files, Daniel served in War of 1812 and went from Salem MA to Salina (now Syracuse) NY and was great-grandfather to Wheeler Williams, important sculptor–JCW]

1129     VIII Fanny or Frances Cordelia   b. 16 Feb. 1803     [ m. David Lockwood, went to Salena, now Syracuse NY.]

[According to correspondence in RRW's files, there was a Nathan 6 born 6 Aug. 1786, per Carlisle vital statistics to 1849. Also there was a Sarah said to have married a Woodward and a Lois who married Samuel? Jackett who was adopted by Frances C. Wheeler Lockwood – JCW]

1089   SIMON 5 WHEELER m. ABIGAIL BLOOD     Samp4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

Simon died at Carlisle 3 Jan. 1826; Abigail died 18 Oct. 1855. Their children at Carlisle were:

1130     I Abigail     b. 16 Aug. 1799       d. 13 Sept 1799

1131     II Sarah     b. 5 Aug. 1801         m. Samuel Webster

1132     III Samuel 6   birth not recorded but name in will as eldest son   

1133     IV Lucy     b. 30 March 1805

1134     V Rebecca   b. 19 Oct. 1806       d. 8 March 1830

1135     VI David 6   b. 10 March 1808`     d. 1 Nov. 1817

1136     VII Moses 6   b. 4 Nov. 1809         went to Pelham NH

1137     VIII Simon 6   b. 7 Oct. 1811       d. at Carlisle 1851 – single

1138     IX Betsey   b. 24 April 1813         m. Harris

1139     X Hannah   b. 27 Sept. 1814     d. 1 Nov. 1817

1140     XI Mary Ann   b. 12 Sept. 1816     d. 31 Oct. 1817

•  XII,XIII,XIV ( David 6, Mary Ann, Hannah) b. and d. triplets -- 31 Oct. 1819

1090 PHINEAS 5 WHEELER m. (1) LUCY PARLIN (2)HANNAH JONES (3) ELIZABETH HODGMAN (4) LUCY HAYWARD     Judah4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

Lucy Parlin died 7 Dec. 1806, aged 26. Hannah Jones died 7 Dec. 1828, aged 51. Elizabeth Hodgman, [whom Phineas married in 1831,] was the widow of John Hodgman of Carlisle, by birth Elizabeth Buttrick. She died [in Acton] April 1835 aged 60. He married Lucy Hayward 14 April 1836. She was by birth a Hunt, daughter of John and Hannah Dakin Hunt and had been married twice before, first to Henry Durant and second to Hayward. Phineas Wheeler was a housewright; for several years Deacon at Acton where he died 2 August 1838.

[Children by Lucy Parlin]:

1144     I Phineas P. 6   b. Nov. 1800       d. 22 March 1801

1145     II Cyrus 6   b. 27 January 1803

1146     III Lucy     b. 29 Aug. 1804         m. John Hodgman

1147     IV Timothy 6   b. 29 Aug. 1804       [d. 5 Oct. 1839 single – RRW]

[Children presumably by Hannah Jones – but the first is listed as having been born only four months after Lucy Parlin is said to have died - JCW]

1148     V Winthrop F. 6   b. 3 April 1807       d. 5 Oct. 1839 – single

1149     VI Nancy   b. 1810           m. Albert Sawin     

.

1099 REUBEN 5 WHEELER m. HEPSIBETH HEYWOOD   Oliver4/Saml3/Obad2/Obad1

They married 20 Oct. 1789. He died at Acton 5 Feb. 1841; she died 23 Dec. 1849, aged 83. Their children at Carlisle were:

1150     I Ithamar 6   b. 15 Jan 1791 – killed at Sackett's Harbor, war of 1812

1151     II John H. 6   b. 30 April 1992         m. Betsey Brooks

1152     III Elijah 6   b. 21 Sept. 1793

1153     IV Nancy   b. 27 March 1795     d. 24 Nov. 1816

1154     V Eunice   b. 23 April 1797         m. Henry Flint (1 st wife)

1155     VI Reuben 6   b. 29 Jan 1799     (went to So. Boston)

1156     VII Franklin 6   b. 4 March 1802       [m. Susan Collins of Marlboro. They married in 1845. He was from Acton. One of their children was named Henry C. 6 Wheeler, born in Acton in 1846. Henry married on Nov. 19, 1871 in Acton Sarah J. Tibbetts, daughter of William Tibbetts, Jr and Mary A. Smith Tibbetts of Brookfield NH. The Tibbetts lived in Concord 1859-1873 and 1878-1887 and it was through the Tibbetts family that Henry C. 6 Wheeler came to own the farm at 215 Virginia Road where the Thoreau Birth House had been located before it was moved to its present location in 1878. He owned the farm at 215 Virginia Road from 1883 to 1915. Sarah Tibbetts Wheeler died 9 Dec. 1899. — JCW]

[Shirley Blanke, in her paper published in the Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Fall 2011 issue ("A Report on the H.C. Wheeler Collection of Native American Artifacts, Concord Museam, Concord, MA: with Reference to the R.S. Peabody Museum's Collection, Andover, MA"), reported that census data from 1880 to 1910 revealed that Henry C. Wheeler & Sarah Tibbets Wheeler had a daughter, Laura, about 1874. She signed Henry C.'s death certificate in Lexington in 1925 as Laura Litchfield. See also : Shirley Blancke, "Henry C. Wheeler's Native American Artifact Collection at the Thoreau Farm," The Concord Saunterer, a Journal of Thoreau Studies, vol. 19/20, 2011-12 — JCW]

1157     VIII Betsey   b. 31 May 1803         m. Henry Flint (3 rd wife)

1158     IX Mary     b. 29 Sept. 1804       d. 24 Feb. 1828

1159     X William 6   b. 15 May 1808

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3. The Lieut. Joseph Wheeler Line

2701   JOSEPH 1 WHEELER m. (1) ELIZABETH (2) SARAH MERIAM

Elizabeth died in childbirth on 20 Sept. 1643; her death was recorded as 20 July 1643, the copyist having rendered the 7 by July instead of September, thus transfixing Dr. Savage with astonishment, and he confesses his inability to solve the puzzle how she could have died in July and given birth to a child in September. Joseph married (2) Sarah, widow of Joseph Meriam [who died 1 Jan. 1640/1] [Joseph, son of William of Hadlow, Kent, was baptized 18 Feb. 1610 according to a note in RRW files –JCW.] [Sarah had already had seven children by Joseph Meriam - JCW] The children of Joseph 1 Wheeler were:

By Elizabeth

2702     I Ephraim 2   b.14 April 1640       d. 19 July 1642

2703     II Joseph 2   b. 1 Dec. 1641       d. 18 July 1642

2704     III Mary     b. 20 Sept. 1643     d. same day

By Sarah

2705     IV Rebecca   b. 6 Sept. 1645         m. (1) Peter Bulkeley (2) Jonathan Prescott

Lieut. Joseph Wheeler seems to have been connected with the Charlestown Wheelers, for on 17 Dec. 1678 "Joseph Wheeler, 68 years old", testifies to having been present when Thomas Wheeler of Charlestown made his will, which he died without signing. In May 1681, being then "71 years old", he makes affidavit as to the laying out of certain lots of land in Concord several years before. He had a large amount of property on the Merrimack River, and 12 Aug. 1670, Joseph Wheeler and his wife Sarah of Concord sell 700 acres there to Cornelius Waldo. In 1676 he buys of John Hull 300 acres near Dunstable, and in 1678 he buys of Joseph Wheeler of Malden and his wife Frances and in 1679 Joseph Wheeler of Malden and his wife Frances sell about 150 acres of this to John Hayward of Boston. On 12 Feb. 1660 the selectmen of Concord grant to Lieut. Joseph Wheeler a tract of land lying between the line of Chelmsford and the line of Nashoba 610 acres in all, and 4 April 1679, Joseph Wheeler and wife Frances of Concord, sell the same to Ralph Shepard. It is therefore to be inferred that he married a third wife Frances, and removed to Dunstable and afterward to Malden. He left no will.

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4. The Captain Thomas Wheeler Line

2801 CAPTAIN THOMAS 1 WHEELER m RUTH WOOD

[According to a note in RRW's files Thomas was baptized 8 April 1620. See also articles in the American Genealogist , Volume 12 pp 4-17 and after p 135 and in Volume 14 by Homer W. Brainard– JCW] Samuel G. Drake in his History of Boston , surmises (p. 196) that this Thomas Wheeler was the one to whom a grant of land was set down at Muddy River (p. 94 Boston Book of Possessions ). He also says (p.406) that "this Captain Wheeler, of the Brookfield fight, I believe to be the same one once owner of the point still bearing his name. He was of Concord at this time, having gone there recently." Here Mr. Drake is all wrong. The Thomas of Muddy River was a tailor: lived at what is now the corner of Bedford and Washington Streets: died at Boston 16 May 1654: his widow married John Pierce of Dorchester, and some years later sells this Muddy River land, "the property formerly of Thomas Wheeler" to “Thomas Hammond" {Suffolk Deeds Vol 3 p. 296.)

The other Thomas of Boston, who owned "Wheeler's Point", was a vintner: lived on the north side of "the street leading from the South Meeting House easterly" on land which was conveyed to him by Wm. Pell and his wife Alice,:in consideration of the love and affection they have unto their daughter Hannah wife of said Thomas". This Thomas and Hannah have several children in Boston, and were living there in 1681, when they buy land of Jonathan Bridgham. In Jan. 1690 adm estate of Thomas Wheeler, vintner, of Boston is granted to his widow Hannah, who with her sons Thomas and Joseph, sell to Thomas Bossonger this same property that had come to them from Wm. Pell. (Suffolk Deed XV-69).These facts make it impossible that either of these two Thomas Wheelers could have been the Capt. Thomas Wheeler to whom the Town of Concord leased 260 acres of land in 1669, and whom we knew to be the Thomas of the Quaboag fight, and the brother of Capt. Timothy Wheeler {No. 2901) Savage's identification of him, as having had a second wife Sarah, etc. is still more absurd, he died 19 Dec, 1678. The births of his children are not of record here, nor is his marriage, nor the death of his wife, but the record of his death is explicit: "Capt. Thomas Wheeler, husband of Ruth, died 10-10-1676". Thomas Wheeler, son of the widow Ruth died 17-12-1676/7. Nathaniel Wheeler, son of ye widow Ruth died 9-12-1676/7"

Joseph, Ephraim and Deliverance are identified by their uncle Timothy's will and on 19 June 1677, Joseph Wheeler is made administrator of the estates of his brothers Thomas and Nathaniel, the estate of the former, who had been with his father at the Quaboag fight, consisting only of "Horse, pistols, a cutlas and gun", and that of the latter of "one pair of oxen". The facts that Timothy (2901) had land in Charlestown, and that Deliverance (2806) lived for some time in Charlestown after his marriage, seems to infer some connection between this line of Wheelers and the Charlestown Wheelers. [See pp 377-408 of Hudson's History of Concord available at the Concord Free Public Library for the story of the Wheelers in King Philip's War – see also King Philip's War by Eric B. Schultz and Michael Tougias, Countryman Press, 1999 where on pp. 357-61 is printed Captain Thomas Wheeler's Narrative. Another book making reference to Wheeler is The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore, Alfred Knopf, New York 1998. -- JCW]

Captain Thomas 1 Wheeler's wife was Ruth Wood, daughter of William Wood, but I have found no record of her birth or death, nor of their marriage. [William Wood's will names son Michael and grand daughter Abigail Hosmer, wife of Thomas Wheeler - RRW] Their children were:

2802     I Thomas 2           d. 16 Feb. 1676/7 [He died of wounds from the Brookfield fight that led to the death of his father. Brainard puts his birth at “before 1652” and his death at 9 Jan. 1676/7 – JCW.]

[Brainard includes a Ruth, born “about 1652”, dying 7 May 1673 and married to Ephraim Jones. Births, Marriages and Deaths has “Ephram Jones” marrying “Reuth Wheeler” on 7 May 1673. It has him dying 23 Jan 1676 but includes no date for Ruth's death. An RRW note suggests that Ruth subsequently married Thomas Brown and then Jonathan Prescott. Births, marriages and deaths, p. 20, has a Capt. Jonathan Prescott marrying Ruth Brown 18 Aug. 1718 – JCW]

2803     II Nathaniel 2   [b. “about 1655”]   d. 9 Feb. 1676/7 [or 16 Jan. or 9 Dec. 1676 - JCW]

2804     III Joseph 2             m. Mary Powers

2805     IV Ephraim 2         d. 19 Feb. 1689

2806     V Deliverance 2             m. Mary Davis [daughter of Lt. Simon 2 Davis – RRW]

2804 JOSEPH 2 WHEELER m. MARY POWERS         Thomas 1

They married 1 March 1681. She was the daughter of Walter Powers . The 1st , 5th, 6th and 7th children are recorded in Concord; the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Stow, and the 8th in Stratfield CT.

17th June 1695 Joseph Wheeler and wife Mary convey to Rebecca Minot (2905) all their rights, etc. in Concord New Grant, "formerly belonging to my uncle Timothy Wheeler deceased". He went with his family to Stratfield CT where he joined the Stratfield church 20 Dec. 1698, and where he died in the spring of the following year. His widow appears to have returned to Massachusetts for on 20 March 1716, her son Joseph, (who had just come of age) quitclaims to her all his rights etc. in the property of his father in Stow. The dates here given as those of the birth of his children are from the Concord and Stow records. They differ, in two instances, from those given in the History of Stratford page 1344, nor does the Stratford Historian mention the daughter Ruth, although she was administrix of the estate and rendered an account to the Middlesex Probate Court, 1 Oct. 1706.

But the facts are quite enough to identify the Joseph of Stratfield with Joseph the son of Capt. Thomas. Their children were:

2807     I Ruth     b. 19 Nov. 1682     [single woman – RRW]

2808     II Mary     b. 24 Oct. 1684

2809     III Rebecca   b. 31 July 1686

2810     IV Esther   b. 29 Jan. 1687/8

2811     V Elizabeth   b. 17 July 1690

2812     VI Jane     b. 16 Jan. 1692

2813     VII Joseph 3   b. 12 Jan. 1694/5

2814     VIII Ephraim 3   b. 28 July 1697

30 Sept 1706, Ruth Wheeler, of Fairfield CT, single woman, sells 57 acres in Stow, "formerly belonging to my hon'd father Joseph Wheeler, now deceased". (xiv - 367)

2806 DELIVERANCE 2 WHEELER m. MARY DAVIS       Thomas1

They married 28 May 1691. Mary was born 2 or 3 Oct. 1663, daughter of Lieut. Simon and Mary (Blood) Davis. She was the sister of Sarah, the wife of Thomas Wheeler (No. 11)

Deliverance sold out his property in Concord in 1692, and seems to have gone to Charlestown for a while, as his 2 nd son was born there. 24 Jan 1701 he bought land in Stow, and died there intestate in 1720, administration of his estate granted to his widow 19 April 1720, and the estate divided just a year later to “Deliverance 1st son; Thomas 2 nd son; and Ephraim 3 rd son”, the daughter Mary not appearing in the division. Their children were:

2815     I Deliverance 3   b. 5 June 1692

2816     II Thomas 3   b. 24 June 1697         m. Elizabeth Gates

2817     III Ephraim 3   ( “in his 17 th year” 19 April 1720) d. 9 Oct. 1723

2818     IV Mary     b. 5 Nov. 1707, at Stow.

2816   THOMAS 3 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH GATES       Deliv2/Thomas1

They married 15 April 1722. He was living at Harvard in 1740. Their children were:

2819     I Thomas 4   b. 30 Jan. 1722/3 at Stow     m. Mary Gates

2820     II Mary     b. 25 Feb. 1726/7 at Stow

2819 THOMAS 4 WHEELER m. MARY GATES         Thom3/Deliv2/Thom1

The inventory of Thomas' estate was made 23 January 1756, and guardian appointed 13 April 1756 to the children named below who are said to be “under 14 yrs old: children of Thomas and Mary Gates Wheeler.”

2821     I Deliverance 5   b. 22 Dec. 1749

2822     II Thomas 5   b. 1 Feb. 1752

2823     III Mary     b. 4 July 1754

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5. The Captain Timothy Wheeler Line

2901 [CAPTAIN] TIMOTHY 1 WHEELER m. (1) JANE (2) MARY BROOKS

Timothy 1 Wheeler appears to have settled in Charlestown, and had also, says Bond, a freehold in Watertown, but the birth of a daughter to him in 1640, and the death of his first wife in 1643, are recorded in Concord. In 1663 and again in 1683 he sells land in Charlestown, and in Jan. 1683/4 he sells to his son-in-law Ebenezer Prout his corn mill in Menotomy. His will (Suffolk Reg. X-103) was dated 1 March1680 at which time he says he is 82 years old; but his gravestone makes him 86 years old at the time of his death 30 July 1687. The inventory of his estate calls him Timothy Wheeler, Jr. In his will, after a bequest of land to the Town of Concord, he names "my brother Caleb Brooks"; "my cousin Samuel and his sister Susanna Shipley"; "my cousin Joshua"; "Joseph, Ephraim and Deliverance, my brother Thomas his sons" [presumably this should read: "my brother Thomas' sons - JCW]; "Ephraim & Joseph the two youngest sons of my nephew Sergeant Thomas Wheeler", "Sarah Jones my grandchild"; "my son & daughter Proust", and "my daughter Rebecca Minot". [Deed 4-459 of 1664/5 also speaks of his “brother”, Gorsham Brooks. – JCW]

[In her copy, RRW left a note as follows: “Timothy Wheeler's will (copied by RRW in Suffolk County Court House) : Mary Wheeler (?)

    20 shillings each: Ed Bull; Jos. Estabrook

    see will p. 131

    40 acres woodland near Elias Ball's lot

to Mary Brooks my brother Caleb's daughter 20 lbs

Cousin Joshuah Wheeler 3 lbs in corn

Cousin Sam'l Wheeler & sister Susannah Shipley 20 sh apiece

To Joseph Wheeler my Bro Thomas his son all my rights in the village

To Ephraim and Deliverance Wheeler my brother Thomas' youngest sons I give them (?) of meadow land lying at the upper end of Elmbrook Meadow not far from Jos Dane's meadow this to be equally divided between them.

I give to the 2 youngest sons of my Nephew Sgt. Tho. Wheeler viz Ephraim and Joseph 4 acres of meadow lying near Virginy bounded by meadow of Ty [presumably Timothy] Wheeler, Junior [on] the north and meadow of John Hoar on the east & meadow of Dr. Taylor on the south,

To Sarah Jones my grandchild I give five acres of meadow lying in Elmbrook meadow butting upon John Hoar's meadow. Also I give to Sarah Jones 20 A [presumably “acres”] woodland in the North Q [presumably ”Quarter”] lands of Jos Flint & son, and

To D. Proust all my lands at Mistick

Grants Tim Proust 5 lbs

Ebenezer my grandson my land in [Boston or Acton] which I had of my cousin Southfort

To my daughter Rebecca Minott after the decease of my wife my Homestead in Concord; that is my house and barns with all the appurtenances, my meadow in the Great Meadow, my mill in Concord with all the privileges

To my loving wife Mary all my (?) in Charlestown – also my land at the Town End.

Inventory Lbs 790.05 ]

This is the only key we have to the relationships of the early Wheelers, and shows:

  1st Captain Timothy Wheeler # 2901 and Captain Thomas Wheeler #2801 were brothers

  2nd They were nephews of Obadiah #1001

  3rd They were both uncles of Sergeant Thomas Wheeler #3001, since Captain Thomas' son Thomas died in 1677

  4th Timothy's 2nd wife was a Brooks.

Captain Timothy 1 Wheeler's first wife Jane died 12 February 1642/3, and he married 2nd Mary Brooks, daughter of Thomas & Grace Brooks. She died 4 Oct. 1693. The children were:

2902     I Sarah     b. 22 June 1640         m. John Farwell

2903     II Elizabeth   Birth not recorded but she was probably 2nd child, for she was of marriageable age 28 May 1678, at which date she married Ebenezer Proust

2904     III Mary     b. 3 Oct 1657       d. 7 Oct. 1660

2905     IV Rebecca   b. 1666             m. James Minott (sic) [Captain James Minot was the grandfather of Jonas Minot who became step-grandfather to Henry David Thoreau. Rebecca had inherited the mill at the Milldam from her father. See “Where Thoreau Was Born” by Joseph C. Wheeler in the Thoreau Society's The Concord Saunterer , 1999- JCW]

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6. The Sergeant Thomas Wheeler Line

3001 SERGEANT THOMAS 1 WHEELER m. (1) SARAH MERIAM (2) SARAH STEARNS

Sarah Meriam [was born about 1626 - JCW], the daughter of Joseph Meriam and Sara[h] (Goldstone) Meriam. [Sara Goldstone was the daughter of John and (probably) Frances (Jefferie) Goldstone of Tonbridge -- according to the Meriam Genealogy - JCW]. This is shown by a deed (17 April 1667) from the heirs of Jos. Meriam dec'd, to Joseph Wheeler [#2701], who had married their mother, conveying to him their several shares of their late father's estate, among the signers of which deed are Thomas Wheeler and his wife Sarah. He lived in the east part of the town, and at various times conveys to one or another of his sons lands at “Verginy in Concord”.

The will of Timothy Wheeler (#2901) speaks of him as “my nephew, Serg't Thomas Wheeler”, but he could not have been the son of Captain Thomas (#2801) whom we know to have been a brother of Timothy, for Cap't Thomas and his son Thomas had both died before the date of Timothy's will. We may fairly presume that he was born not far from the year 1625.

Sarah Meriam, Sgt. Thomas Wheeler's first wife, died 1 Feb. 1676/7 and he married 2d Sarah [Beers] Stearns 23 July 1677: she was the widow of Isaac Stearns of Lexington, and her maiden name was Beers. [This Isaac Stearns, Jr. was the son of Watertown first settler Isaac Stearns – JCW] Sgt. Thomas died 24 Dec. 1704 at 76; his widow died 24 [or 21] January 1723/4. His children were born in Concord, ten by his first wife and three by his second.

[This Sgt. Thomas Wheeler received much of the Virginia Road land in Concord's First and Second Divisions – including the farm where Henry David Thoreau was born. – JCW]

[Children of THOMAS 1 and SARAH MERIAM were: - JCW]

3002     I Sarah     b. 10 June 1649       m. John Smedley

3003     II Joseph 2   b. 18 Aug. 1651     d. 16 March 1676/7

3004     III Ann     b. 20 Dec. 1653     d. 20 March 1676/7

3005     IV John 2   b. 18 Feb. 1655       m. (1)Sarah Stearns [daughter of his step-mother – JCW] (2) Sarah Farwell Jones

3006     V Mary     b. 20 Dec. 1658     d. 6 [or 26] May 1668

3007     VI Thomas 2   b. 29 March 1662   d. 12 June 1695 (single)

3008     VII Elizabeth   b. 23 Feb. 1664/5   [d. 26 Oct 1744]   m. Samuel Fletcher

3009     VIII Timothy 2   b. 12 [or 24] July 1667       m. Lydia Wheeler (#26)

3010     IX Rebecca   b. 3 April 1670     d. 6 Nov. 1710 (single)

3011     X Ruth     b. 10 April 1673       m. Joseph Warren of Chelmsford (2 nd wife)

[Children of THOMAS 1 and SARAH STEARNS were: - JCW]

3012     XI Ephraim 2   b. 26 June 1678       m. Elizabeth Spaulding

3013     XII Joseph 2   b. 11 Jan. 1680/1     [said to have married Martha Wigglesworth on 2 Nov. 1704 and to have died in 1705 – JCW]

3014     XIII Joanna   b. 11 Jan. 1680/1

3005 JOHN 2 WHEELER m. (1) SARAH STEARNS (2) SARAH JONES     Thomas1

John and Sarah Stearns married 27 Dec. 1678. She was born 14 Jan. 1662, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Beers) Stearns. (Her mother married John Wheeler's father.) She died 29 Dec. 1727. He married 2 nd Sarah Farwell Jones, widow of John Jones: this is shown by her will, in which she calls herself “relict of Deac. John Wheeler” and leaves her property to the children of John Jones. Deacon John Wheeler had by his will left to her “all the movable estate she brought with her”, as per a pre-nuptial agreement. She was by birth Sarah Farwell, b. 2 May 1662, daughter of John and Sarah (Wheeler) Farwell, her mother [#2902] being the oldest child of Capt. Timothy Wheeler (2901). She was married first 5 May 1681 to John Jones who died in Feb. 1725/6, and she is mentioned in [Capt.] Timothy Wheeler's will as “my grand-daughter Sarah Jones.” Her marriage to Deacon John Wheeler is not of record. She died 18 April 1741.

[Some historians believe that this John Wheeler, about the time of his second marriage,built the house now known as the Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse (birth place of Henry David Thoreau) – see National Register application – JCW]

Deacon John Wheeler died 1 Dec. 1736. His will names wife Sarah, and all his children below, excepting Joseph and Nathaniel who had already deceased. He leaves also to his “grandson Joseph Wheeler of Acton” all his right interest etc. in Concord New Grant.

His children, recorded in Concord, and all by his first wife, were:

3015     I Joseph 3   b. 27 Jan. 1679       m. Sarah Ball [10 April 1705]

3016     II John 3   b. 6 Feb. 1684

3017     III Sarah   b. 11 Nov. 1686       m. Samuel Meriam [#20 in Meriam Genealogy – They had four children of which the eldest married David Wheeler (#71) -- JCW]

3018     IV Abigail   b. 29 Dec. 1689       m. Thomas Ball

3019     V Thomas 3   b. 24 June 1692       m. Mary Monroe

3020     VI Jonathan 3   b. 19 April 1696       m. Sarah [moved to Sutton MA, d. 10 July 1779 –RRW]

3021     VII Nathaniel 3   b. 28 Sept. 1702     m. 7 Oct. 1723 [Nathaniel 3 had Nathaniel 4 of Sutton and Croyden NH. Then Deacon Nathaniel 5 had James 6 who had Lucy 7 (Mrs. J. W. Forrester of Concord) – RRW]

3009 TIMOTHY 2 WHEELER m. LYDIA WHEELER         Thomas1

Timothy married Lydia Wheeler (No. 26) 19 May 1692. She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Larkin) Wheeler. Timothy died 14 April 1718 and his widow married Nathaniel Stow 21 April 1720. Timothy Wheeler & son Jonas are buried in the Hill Burying Ground. [Timothy built the house at 477 Virginia Road – JCW] Their children, born in Concord, were:

3022     I Lydia     b. 5 May 1694       m. Joshua Brooks

3023     II Timothy 3   b. 8 March 1696/7     m. Abigail Row [Monroe]

3024     III Jonas 3   b. 19 June 1699     d. 30 Aug. 1716

3025     IV Sarah   b. 3 Nov. 1701     

3026     V Mary     b. 12 Aug. 1704

3027     VI Elizabeth   b. 20 April 1707

3028     VII Benjamin 3   b. 13 Aug. 1709       m. Rebecca Lee

3029     VIII Anna   b. 26 Sept. 1713     m. John 4 Bateman

3012 EPHRAIM 2 WHEELER m. ELIZABETH SPAULDING       Thomas1

They married 20 April 1698. Elizabeth died at Fairfield CT 4 Sept. 1724 in her 44 th year. He died ibid 19 April 1725. Their children (two in Concord and six at Plainfield) were:

3030     I Elizabeth   b. 31 Dec. 1699

3031     II Ephraim 3   b. 9 March 1701/2     m. Mary Johnson, lived in Plainfield CT. Had sons Moses, who married Martha Spaulding, and Aaron.

3032     III Olive     b. 13 Jan. 1703/4

3033     IV Benjamin 3   b. 13 Jan. 1703/4 d. 11 Apr. 1770 m. Prudence Hewitt (Thom2/Thom1) in Stonington CT : Ephraim4/Spaulding5/Schyler6/Perry7/Chloe Ann8/Mabel Callecote9. Also Spaulding5/Schuyler6/Commodore7/Waldo8/Waldo9 and Schuyler10 living in Columbus MO. [Commodore Perry Wheeler had eight children: Chloe Ann who married Callicothe, had Perry,Schuyler,Ira,Clarence,Waldo,Frank and Guy – JCW]

3034     V Thomas 3   b. 13 May 1706

3035     VI Sarah   b. 21 Oct. 1712     d. 24 Aug. 1724 at Plainfield CT

3036     VII Edward 3   b. 13 May 1715

3037     VIII Mary   b. 23 Dec 1720

3015 JOSEPH 3 WHEELER m. SARAH BALL         John2/Thomas1

They married 10 April 1705. She was the daughter of Eleazer Ball. Joseph 3 died intestate 15 Oct. 1732. Sarah died 24 June 1748. Their children born in Concord were:

3038     I Joseph 4   b. 24 Dec, 1705       m. Ruth Fox

3039     II John 4   b. 25 May 1707     d. 25 July 1769 (single) [He lived at Anderson place on Virginia Road – RRW]

3040     III Martha   b. 4 Aug. 1709     d. 22 July 1779 [She lived at the Anderson Place on Virginia Road with her brother John – The Anderson Place is now subdivided and located opposite and just to the east of the farm where Thoreau was born. -- JCW]

3041     IV Miriam   b. 17 July 1711     

3042     V Abijah 4   b. 3 Dec. 1712       m. Tabitha

3043     VI Jerusha   b. 17 Apr. 1715     d. 9 Jan. 1715/6

3044     VII Eleazer   b. 12 Jan 1716/7

3045     VIII Ezra 4   b. 3 Dec. 1717       m. Rebecca Davis

3046     IX Esther   b. 3 May 1720       m. Samuel Meriam [#49 in Meriam Genealogy – JCW]

3047     X Nehemiah 4   b. 20 March 1721/2     m. Judith Rowell at Boston 20 Oct. 1743, and they were dismissed from the church in Concord and recommended to that of Portsmouth 10 Oct. 1756

3048     XI Zachariah 4   b. 30 April 1724   [d. 1790 – RRW] m. Mary Pierce [of Weston – supported by Town in her old age – RRW]

3049     XII Sarah   b. 17 Feb. 1725/6

3050     XIII Jerusha   b. 1729         m. David Fletcher

[See note under "44. JOSEPH 4 WHEELER m SARAH FLETCHER." - JCW]

3019 THOMAS 3 WHEELER m. MARY MONROE       John2/Thomas1

[Mary was born in 1699, daughter of William and Mary (Cutler) Monroe – RRW] Thomas 3 died in 1750, his will dated 30 March and offered for probate 28 May 1750. His widow married on 4 June 1751 to Deacon Joshua Brooks. She died 30 April 1782. Thomas' children by Mary at Concord were:

3051     I Lucy     b. 3 May 1723       m. Samuel Buttrick

3052     II Mary     b. 2 March 1724/5     m. Elisha Child

3053     III Ruth     b. 5 Feb. 1726       m. Ephraim Flint

[Ruth Ephraim Flint had a child Abigail, who married "3133. John 5 Wheeler" - JCW.]

3054     IV Edmund 4   b. 4 March 1730/1     m. Eunice Munroe

3055     V Ephraim 4   b. 6 March 1728/9   d. 27 Nov. 1731

3056     VI John 4   b. 5 Sept. 1733       m. Lydia Allen

3057     VII Abigail   b. 11 Jan. 1739/40     m. Daniel Heald

3020 JONATHAN 3 WHEELER m. SARAH         Tim2/Thom1

Jonathan Wheeler and his wife Sarah were admitted to the church in Sutton MA by letter from church of Concord in 1746. Their children at Concord were:

3058     I Rebecca   b. 26 Aug. 1718

3059     II Sarah     b. 7 Feb. 1721/2

3060     III Nathaniel 4   b. 5 Feb. 1723/4 [Nathaniel moved from Sutton to Croyden NH. He had Deacon Nathaniel 5 who had James 6 who had Lucy 7 –RRW]

3061     IV Hannah   b. 29 April 1725       m. Jabez Russell [In 2009, Dave L. Johnson reported that Jabez and Hannah were married on 16 Aug 1751, and that he was descended from this couple - JCW]

3062     V Olive     b. 1 Jan. 1727/8       m. Nathaniel Meriam [Meriam Genealogy #52 – JCW]

3063     VI Jane     b. 12 Feb. 1729

3064     VII Jonathan 4   b. 13 Sept. 1732

3065     VIII Abel 4   b. 27 Aug. 1735 [He married Rebecca Wakefield, widow of Josiah Clark of Killingly CT. Their son Amos 5 married Betsy Hall of Bethlehem NH – RRW]

3066     IX Millison   b. 2 Dec. 1730 [?]

3067     X Anne     bapt. 4 Jan. 1741     m. Ephraim Russell

3023 TIMOTHY 3 WHEELER m. (1) ABIGAIL ROE (MONROE) (2) MEHITABLE WHITTEMORE     Tim2/Thomas1

Timothy    and Abigail were married 25 June 1719. [A footnote in Lexington's Births, Marriages and Deaths says that Abigail Monroe was born in 1701, the daughter of William Monroe 2, son of William Monroe 1. In the Lexington records he was also known as “Ensign Roe” -- RRW] [Abigail must have died before 1744 – probably in 1743 --after having borne twelve children –JCW] Timothy then married Mehitable Whittemore on 31 May 1744. She died 2 March 1772; he died 7 May 1782. The children, born at Concord:

3068     I Jonas 4   b. 7 Dec. 1720       m. Persis Brooks [b. 1742, d. 1815 or 1816 in New Ipswich NH. [Among Jonas' children there was Noah 5 who had Otis 6 (St. Louis MO) who had Benjamin 7 (probate judge in Troy MO) who had Charles 8 who had Clara 9 who married C.S.Hammond in St. Louis MO – RRW]

3069     II Abigail   b. 7 Dec. 1721       m. Nathan Meriam [ #50 in Meriam Genealogy – JCW]

3070     III Timothy 4   b. 19 March 1722/3     m. Sarah Bond

3071     IV Lydia   b. 5 Oct. 1724       m. Josiah Meriam [ #51 in Meriam Genealogy – JCW]

3072     V Nathan 4   b. 9 Feb. 1725/6     m. Mary Hunt

3073     VI Amos 4   b. 19 Oct. 1727

3074     VII Elizabeth   b. 10 Dec. 1728       m. Sargent

3075     VIII David 4   b. 22 July 1730       m. Rebecca Jones

3076     IX Mary     b. 23 April 1732       m. Ebenezer Jones

3077     X Lucy     b. 5 Nov. 1733       m. Luke Brooks

3078     XI William 4   b. 17 Jan. 1734/5     m. Grace Wood

3079     XII Rebecca   (named in will)

3080     XIII Joel 4   b. 8 Nov. 1748       m. Dorcas Stearns

In May 1781, Timothy Wheeler, being very old and non compos , is put under guardianship of Abner Wheeler, which results in a suit by David, settled by arbitration 12 Dec. 1781

3028 BENJAMIN 3 WHEELER m. (1) REBECCA LEE (2) LUCY WINSHIP     Tim2/Thos1

Benjamin married Rebecca Lee 6 April 1736. She was born 31 Oct. 1715, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Lee. She died 19 April 1752 and Benjamin married Lucy Winship 27 Nov. 1753. Lucy was the daughter of Moses and Lucy Winship of Lexington. She died 28 Dec. 1777. He died 21 Sept. 1777. He and his two wives are buried in the Hill Burying Ground. His children, eight by his first wife and three by the second are recorded in Concord:

3081     I Jonas 4   b. 11 Feb. 1736/7   d. 29 Jan. 1739/40

3082     II Benjamin 4   b. 27 March 1739     m. Hannah

3083     III Aaron 4   b. 20 March 1740/1     m. Lucy Brooks

3084     IV Rebecca   b. 23 Jan. 1742/3     m. Aaron Wood

3085     V Abner 4   b. 9 Sept. 1745       m. Elizabeth Hunt

3086     VI Lydia   b. 9 April 1747

3087     VII Jotham 4   b. 27 April 1749       m. Sarah Bacon

3088     VIII Nathan 4   b. 12 June 1751     not named in will

3089     IX Lucy     b. 28 Sept. 1758     m. Jeremiah Williams

3090     X Hailey   b. 28 May 1760

3091     XI Hepzibeth   b. 23 Nov. 1764

3038   JOSEPH 4 WHEELER m. RUTH FOX       Jos/John2/Thos1

Ruth Fox was the daughter of John and Ruth (Meriam) Fox, and was born 8 April 1704. Joseph was not as sternly virtuous as was Joseph of old; for on 12 March 1727/8 he was fined 30 sh for fornication before marriage, and at the next session of the court his wife Ruth pays the same. He died in Acton 17 June 1756. Was a cooper. He bought from John Bateman in 1737 a farm of 73 acres in North part of Concord, and later from other parties several other small tracts of land in the same locality. His first four children are recorded in Concord, the rest in Acton:

3092     I Elenor     b. 27 Feb. 1727     m. William Edgell of Narragansett

3093     II Martha   b. 24 Sept. at Bedford

3094     III Lois     b. 8 Aug. 1732     d. 1 Feb. 1739/40

3095     IV Samuel 5   b. 18 Aug. 1734       m. Martha Hosmer

3096     V.Joseph 5   b. 17 June 1736

3097     VI Enos 5   b. 17 Sept. 1738     m. Mary Garfield

3098     VII John 5   b. 13 Oct. 1740     d. 11 July 1756

3099     VIII Ruth   b. 18 April 1743

3100     IX Molly     “under 14 in 1756”

3042   ABIJAH 4 WHEELER m. TABITHA       Jos3/John3/Thos1

His first two children were born in Concord; the rest probably in Weston where he died in April, 1753. The names of his children are learned from the Middlesex Probate Court Records. They were:

3101     I Abijah 5   b. 26 Sept. 1737     m. Mary Haywood

3102     II Sarah     bapt. 1 July 1739     m. Abraham Sanderson

3103     III Solomon 5           m. Abigail Stratton

This son Solomon “having last come from Weston” was warned out of Concord in March 1762; on 29 Nov.1764, being then of “Kingston”, he married Abigail Stratton of Concord.

3104     IV Jonathan 5

3105     V Lucy

3106     VI Esther

3045 EZRA 4 WHEELER m. REBECCA DAVIS         Jos3/John2/Thos1

They married 3 Feb. 1749. She was born 12 May 1719, daughter of Eleazer & Eunice (Potter) Davis. In 1755 he, with his wife and children, was warned out of Acton. However, the birth of his youngest child is recorded there, and he and his family lived there at the time of his death in 1798. Their children were:

3107     I Rebecca   b. 18 Feb. 1750     She died in 1825, single, and in her will is mentioned sisters Elizabeth (unmarried) and Basmath Foster.

3108     II Elizabeth   b. 18 March 1752

3109     III Sarah   b. 11 Feb. 1753     d. 24 March 1759

3110     IV Thomas 5   b. 22 April 1755

3111     V Mercy   b. 23 Sept. 1757

3112     VI Sarah   b. 22 August 1759       [m. Isaac Hildreth]

3113     VII Basmath   b. 24 June 1761       m. Foster

3048 ZACHARIAH 4 WHEELER m. MARY PIERCE       Jos3/John2/Thos1

They married 29 March 1750. She was from Weston MA. Zachariah died 6 Aug. 1790. Their children at Concord were:

3114     I Zachariah 5   b. 13 June 1751

3115     II Elijah 5   b. 7 June 1754     lived but a few days

3116     III Beulah   b. 7 June 1754     lived but a few days

3117     IV Simon   b. 28 Jan. 1756       m. Lydia Pemletiah Russell of Groton. He was from Charlestown

3118     V Mary     b. 20 Dec. 1757

3119     VI Hannah   b. 1 Dec. 1761       m. Benjamin Stafford of New Ipswich NH

3120     VII Tetty   b. 27 Sept. 1764 baptized “Mary”

3121     VIII Asa 5   b. 20 April 1767       m. Sarah of Groton

3122     IX Eliz C.         m.Onecimus Cole of Framingham   

•  See Probate Records (RRW)

3054 EDMUND 4 WHEELER m. EUNICE MONROE       Thom3/John2/Thos1

They married 26 June 1756. She was born 9 April 1734, daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Monroe of Lexington. Edmund died at Lincoln 1 June 1805. She died 15 Aug. 1824, aged 90. He resided in Lincoln and all his children were born there:

3123     I Molly     b. 29 Jan. 1757     d. 22 March 1758

3124     II Thomas 5   b. 17 Oct. 1758       m. Mary Hoar

3125     III Eunice   b. 12 March 1764     m. Leonard Hoar

3126     IV Mary     b. 13 Feb. 1768     d. 2 Jan 1774

3127     V Edmund 5   b. 16 Oct. 1770       m. Elizabeth Brooks

3128     VI Charles 5   b. 25 April 1773       m. Julia Stearns [Parents of Charles Stearns Wheeler – RRW] [See #3227 – JCW]

3129     VII William 5   b. 19 Feb. 1776       m. Sarah Smith, went to Dummerston VT

3056   JOHN 4 WHEELER m. LYDIA ALLEN         Thom3/John2/Thos1

He died intestate in 1765 and administration of his estate was granted to his widow Lydia and brother Edmund 8 Oct. of that year. Their children, born at Lincoln were:   

3130     I Lucy     b. 27 July 1755       m. Ebenezer Edwards

3131     II Siley     b. 1 March 1757     m. Abijah Monroe

3132     III Lydia     b. 8 Feb. 1759       m. Daniel Billing

3133     IV John 5   b. 23 March 1761 Revolutionary soldier

3134     V Milly     b. 18 May 1763

3135     VI Ephraim 5   b. 1765

3065 ABEL 4 WHEELER m. REBECKAH WAKEFIELD CLARK      Jonathan3/Timothy2/Thomas1

They married 24 July 1760 in Sutton, MA, moving to Newport, NH in 1793. Their children were:

3135a    I Rebeckah    b. 14 Aug. 1768       m. Samuel Williams

3135b    II Abigail     b. 4 May 1771       m. Nathaniel Brown

3135c    III Amos 5   b. 17 Oct. 1773

3135d    IV Jonathan 5   b. 20 July 1779

3135e    V Abel 5                      m. Betsy Hall

3068 JONAS 4 WHEELER m. PERSIS BROOKS       Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 13 Oct. 1743. Persis was born 2 Aug. 1720, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Haywood) Brooks. The following children are recorded in Concord. He may have had additional children in New Ipswich NH to which place he removed with all his family and where he died in 1815. His widow died 28 April 1816 at New Ipswich; Children were:

3136     I Persis     b. 23 Aug. 1744

3137     II Jonas 5   b. 25 Jan. 1745/6     [m.(1)Rebecca Maynard, (2) Jane Coburn. Jonas had 22 children including Asa, a pioneer in Barry County MI, moving from Wheeler NY to Woodland Illinois in the 1830s. He married Henrietta Betts and they had ten children including Milo Thatcher Wheeler of
Hastings, MI. Milo and Henrietta had Rosella Belle Wheeler who married Marshall Cook. They had Robert Wheeler Cook. He had Constance Harper Cook who married a Campbell. The Campbells had Terry Campbell of East Grand Rapids MI (JCW from RRW correspondence}.[RRW notes that Jonas Wheeler was the third great-grandfather of Mary Ellen Thompson of Basalt, Idaho]

3138     III Dorothy   b. 16 March 1748       m. Benjamin Prescott

3139     IV Seth 5   b. 25 May 1750       d. 1822 at New Ipswich NH

3140     V Silas 5   b. 7 March 1752

3141     VI Isaac 5   baptized 14 April 1754

3142     VII Amos 5   b. 28 July 1756

3143     VIII Abigail   b. 25 July 1760

3144     IX Noah 5 baptized 26 July 1763 – born in New Ipswich NH d. in Hancock NH m Mary Butterfield [RRW notes that Otis 6 graduated from West Point, Benjamin 7 lived in Troy,Missouri and was judge of probate; Then Charles 8 had Clara 9 (Mrs. C.S.Hammond].

3070 TIMOTHY 4 WHEELER m. SARAH BOND       TIM3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 14 Dec. 1752. Sarah was born 11 Sept. 1733, daughter of Samuel & Mary (Cutler) Bond of Watertown. He was called in Concord Town Records, and in church records “Timothy Wheeler tertius ”. In April 1758 “Sarah and Lemuel, the children of Timothy Wheeler 3d who came here from Concord in June 1757” were warned out of Lincoln. In April 1772. David Wheeler is made guardian of “Timothy Wheeler now of New Ipswich, son of Timothy Wheeler 3d.” This might make it appear that Timothy No. 194 was after all the son of this Timothy 3d, but to assume this would be to assume an error in the record of Mason NH which (if correct) identifies Timothy Wheeler of that place as having been born in 1752. Their children were:

3145     I Sarah     b. 18 Feb. 1754

3146     II Timothy 5   b. 8 April 1755     Went to New Ipswich.NH [died 1827 at 71, grave in New Ipswich new cemetery.]

3147     III Lemuel 5   b. 8 March 1757     m. Catherine Whitney

3148     IV Ephraim 5   b. 3 Sept. 1765

3072 NATHAN 4 WHEELER m. MARY HUNT         Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 25 May 1749. Mary was born 10 May 1729, daughter of Simon & Mary (Raymond) Hunt. Their children at Acton were:

3149     I Nathan 5   b. 13 July 1750

3150     II Luther 5   b. 6 Aug. 1754

3151     III Mary     b. 6 May 1756

3152     IV Miriam   b. 5 Feb. 1758

3153     V Amos 5   b. 13 Sept. 1761

3075 DAVID 4 WHEELER m. REBECCA JONES       Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 15 March 1757. Rebecca was born 24 July 1736, daughter of Bartholomew & Ruth (Stow) Jones. David died 10 Nov. 1803; his widow died 6 Sept. 1823. [RRW notes David 4 was a Capt. of Minute Men.] Their children were:

3154     I David 5   b. 30 June 1758       m. Martha Brooks [RRW notes that David 6 m. Esther Emery of Waterville Maine; then there was David 7 and David 8 of Illinois and David 9 of Marion, Kansas.]

3155     II Rebecca   b. 30 June 1760       m. James Colburn

3156     III Jesse 5   b. 22 Oct. 1762       m. Lucy Fisk

3157     IV Daniel 5   b. 24 April 1766       m. Hannah Fisk [who, as a widow, married John Buttrick, son of Major Buttrick of 1775 fame – RRW]

3158     V Esther   b. 3 Oct. 1768       m. Nathan Wood

3159     VI Amos 5   b. 2 Feb. 1771     (not named in will)

3160     VII Lydia   b. 26 Nov. 1772       m. John Buttrick

3078 WILLIAM 4 WHEELER m. GRACE WOOD       Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 18 Jan. 1763. Grace was born 1 Dec. 1741, daughter of Joseph & Grace Wood. On 21 Nov. 1784 William and Grace were dismissed from the church in Concord and recommended to that in New Ipswich NH. Their children were born in Concord:

3160     I Grace     b. 13 March 1765

3161     II William 5   b. 24 Aug. 1767     d. at Waitsfield VT

3162     III Abigail   b. 22 Feb. 1770     

3163     IV Timothy 5   b. 21 Sept 1772     Went to Indiana

3164     V Susanna   b. 1 May 1775

3165     VI Joseph 5   b. 20 June 1778

3080 JOEL 4 WHEELER m. DORCAS STEARNS       Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

On the authority of Herrick's History of Gardner MA they had children:

3166     I Timothy 5   b. 24 Dec. 1781         m. Mary Stearns

3167     II Mary     b. 19 Sept. 1786

3168     III Lucy     b. 27 July 1789         m. Benjamin Stone

3169     IV Joel 5   b. 1 March 1792       m. Martha Kelton

3170     V Betsey   b. 25 Dec. 1794         m. Edward Loud

3082 BENJAMIN 4 WHEELER m. HANNAH         Benj3/Tim2/Thos1

Benjamin's father bequeathed all his lands in Pepperell and lived there until his death which occurred 21 Jan. 1814. Benjamin's widow died at Pepperell 11 Aug. 1818. Their children at Pepperell were:

3171     I Hannah   b. 19 Sept. 1769

3172     II Benjamin 5   b. 30 April 1771         m. Polly Parker at Westford 10 April 1794.

3173     III Ebenezer 5   b. 28 March 1773

3174     IV Josiah 5   b. 20 May 1776

3175     V Joseph Emerson 5 b. 7 Nov. 1779

3083 AARON 4 WHEELER m. LUCY BROOKS         Benj3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 14 Nov. 1766. Lucy was born 19 Aug. 1746, daughter of John & Lucy (Hoar) Brooks. Aaron Wheeler removed to New Ipswich NH, and his children were all born there, but it was not until 25 Oct. 1789 that his wife was dismissed from the church in Concord and recommended to that in New Ipswich. Their children were:

3176     I John 5     b. 2 Aug. 1767       d. 10 Aug. 1767

3177     II Aaron 5   b. 9 July 1768

3178     III John Brooks 5 b. 11 March 1770

3179     IV Nathan 5   b. 4 Dec. 1771

7180     V Daniel 5   b. 3 April 1774

3181     VI Lucy     b. 16 Feb. 1776

3182     VII Benjamin 5   b. 14 Jan. 1778

3183     VIII Rebecca   b. 25 Oct. 1779

3184     IX Patty     b. 4 Aug. 1781

3185     X Alice     b. 20 April 1783       d. 18 June 1783

3186     XI George 5   b. 11 June 1784       d. 1 Nov. 1786

3187     XII Jotham 5   b. 19 April 1786

3188     XIII Alice   b. 15 April 1789       d. same day

3189     XIV Prescott 5   b. 3 June 1794

3085 ABNER 5 WHEELER m. (1) ELIZABETH HUNT (2) LUCY WESTON     Benj3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 22 Nov. 1769. Elizabeth was born 22 Aug. 1751, daughter of Simon & Anna (Barron) Hunt. [Pencil note: RRW “says she was a Brooks, widow of Thomas Hunt”] After Elizabeth's death, Abner married Lucy Weston. He was a housewright. He died at Lincoln 15 May 1820. His sons all went to Framingham from Lincoln where all his children were born. They were:

3190     I Elizabeth   b. 9 Oct. 1770         m. Samuel Dakin

3191     II Abner 5   b. 15 July 1772         m. Polly Bennett [He was a carpenter and is known for the Abner Wheeler House in Framingham]

3192     III Lucy     b. 23 July 1774         m. Joseph Meriam

3193     IV Patty     b. 21 Dec. 1777         m. Stephen Buttrick

3194     V Benjamin 5   b. 18 March 1779       m. Rebecca Bennett

3195     VI Rebecca   b. 5 June 1781       d. 22 March 1798

3196     VII Asa 5   b. 27 Sept. 1783       m. Eleanor Rice

3197     VIII Susanna   b. 1 Jan 1786       d. 8 April 1812

3198     IX Hannah Brooks bapt. 14 Dec. 1788       m. Bennett

3199     X Eliphalet 5   b. 21 Aug, 1791         m. Clarissa Rice   

3087 JOTHAM 4 WHEELER m. SARAH BACON       Benj3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 30 March 1775. Sarah was from Bedford. Jotham died in Concord 18 Nov.1808, his widow died 17 April 1811. Their children at Concord were:

3200     I Sarah     b. 10 Nov. 1775       d. 2 Oct. 1797

3201     II Polly     b. 5 Oct. 1770       d. 11 Dec. 1795

3202     III Jotham 5   b. 2 Oct. 1786         m. Azubah Whitcomb

3203     IV Jonas 5   b. 9 Feb. 1789     Went to Camden ME where he died 1 May 1826

3095   SAMUEL 5 WHEELER m. MARTHA HOSMER     Jos4/Jos3/John2/Thos1

Their marriage intention was filed 17 March 1759. Martha was born at Acton 2 April 1736, daughter of Jonathan & Martha (Conant) Hosmer. Their children at Acton were:

3204     I Martha   b. 1 Oct. 1759

3205     II John 6   b. 23 Jan. 1761         m. Ruth Hosmer

3206     III Jonas 6   b. 17 April 1763

3207     IV Joseph 6   b. 3 May 1765         m. Judith Barker

3097 ENOS 5 WHEELER m. MARY GARFIELD       Jos4/Jos3/John2/Thos

Enos 5 Wheeler went from Acton to Lincoln, and probably thence to Weston, for on 20 Nov. 1782 Enos Wheeler of Weston, laborer, sells to his brother Joseph all his right and title in the lands and buildings of their late father Joseph Wheeler of Acton, deceased (XCV-271). Children at Lincoln were:

3208     I Daniel 6   b. 14 June 1766

3209     II Molly     b. 25 Jan. 1768

3210     III Enos 6   b. 18 Feb. 1772

3211     IV Anna     b. 19 Jan. 1778

3212     V Edward W. 6   b. 19 July 1779

3101   ABIJAH 5 WHEELER m. MARY HEYWOOD     Abij.4/Jos3/John2/Thos1

They married 7 Dec. 1773. Their child was:

3213     I Nabby     b. 17 Sept. 1775 at Concord

3124 THOMAS 5 WHEELER m. MARY HOAR       Edm'd4/Thos3/John2/Thos1

They married 27 March 1788. Mary was born 17 June 1764, daughter of John & Esther (Pierce) Hoar. Deacon Thomas Wheeler died at Lincoln 26 Jan. 1841, aged 82. The Children at Lincoln were:

3214     I Leonard 6   b. 18 Feb. 1789       d. Lexington 1 May 1864

3215     II Abel 6   b. 3 Oct. 1790   [RRW refers to History of Lincoln – p. 210.]

3216     III Mary     b. 9 Dec. 1800         m.Daniel Weston

3127 EDMUND 5 WHEELER M. ELIZABETH BROOKS     Edm'd4/Thos3/John2/Thos1

Their intention to marry was filed 10 Oct. 1800. Elizabeth was born 26 Dec. 1780, daughter of Eleazer & Elizabeth Brooks. Edmund died at Lincoln in 1859. The children at Lincoln were:

3217     I Adaline   b. 17 Oct. 1801           m. Mitchell

3218     II Elizabeth Brooks b. 30 July 1803     d. 20 Nov. 1862

3219     III Eleazer Brooks 6 b. 23 March 1805         m. Sophia

3220     IV Horatio 6   b. 29 July 1806     went to Brooklyn NY

3221     V Marshall 6   b. 28 Oct. 1810

3222     VI Lucretia   b. 15 April 1817       d. 21 Feb. 1830

3223     VII Edmund 6         went to Burton. Illinois

3224     VIII Otis 6         went to Cold Spring, Texas

3128 CHARLES 5 WHEELER m. JULIA STEARNS     Edm'd4/Thos3/John2/Thos1

Julia was the daughter of the Rev. Charles & Sussana (Cowdrey) Stearns. Charles 5 died in Lincoln in 1848. The children at Lincoln were:

3225     I Charles 6   b. 2 Nov. 1809       d. 5 Nov. 1809

3225     II Julia     b. 14 Dec. 1810       d. June 1842 (single)

3226     III Wm. Francis 6 b. 11 March 1812 [Selectman, historian (Middlesex County -- Lincoln)]

3227     IV Charles Stearns 6 b. 19 Dec. 1816     d. 17 June 1843 [This was Thoreau's classmate at Harvard, German scholar and interpreter of Carlyle. See Charles Stearns Wheeler: Friend of Emerson by John Olin Eidson, University of Georgia Press, 1951 – JCW]

3228     V George H. 6   b. 19 May 1819       d, 4 Nov. 1841

[3133 JOHN 5 WHEELER m. (1) ABIGAIL FLINT (2) SALLY WHITE

John and Abigail m. 29 Dec. 1781. Abigail Flint was the daughter of "3053 Ruth Wheeler", daughter of "3019 Thomas 3 Wheeler" - JCW]

3144   NOAH 5 WHEELER m MARY BUTTERFIELD     Jonas4/Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

[The following is from The History of Hancock, New Hampshire-1764-1889 by William Willis Hayward and from correspondence left in RRW files – JCW]

Mary Butterfield, from Pepperell MA, was born 9 May 1764. Noah 5 was born in New Ipswich NH 26 July 1762 and came to Hancock about 1787. Their youngest child was Capt. Otis Wheeler who married Jane Wallace.

3154   DAVID 5 WHEELER m. MARTHA BROOKS     David4/Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 22 May 1783. Martha was born 7 Oct. 1764, daughter of Ephraim & Sarah (Heywood) Brooks. David 5 died at Norridgwock ME 5 Oct. 1806. [She died 23 Sept. 1837. – JCW] The children at Concord were:

3229     I David 6   b. 12 Feb. 1784   [m.(1)Esther Emery (2) Enice Blaisdell –RRW left a document called Wheelers of Virginia Road , compiled by David W. Wheeler of Marion, Kansas who stated, in 1965, that David 6 and Esther Emery (b. 20 July 1795 in Bloomfield ME, d. 26 July 1845) had a child David 7 (b. 1 July 1822 in West Waterville ME, d. 11 Sept. 1898 in Marion KA) who on 1 April 1851 married Louisa Bourquin in Twin Grove McLain ILL(b. 15 Sept. 1835, d. 26 June 1935. They, in turn, had twelve children including David 8 (b. 2 May 1857, d. 14 Jan. 1947) who married Frances (Fannie} Reed Williams (b.23 Dec. 1871). David 8 and Fannie were the parents of David W. Wheeler of Marion, Kansas. Judith Villumsen of Greeley CO in 2005 indicated that David 6 married (2) Enice Blaisdell on 6 Dec. 1854. She was born 3 Oct. 1809. Ms. Villunsen stated that David 8 had a daughter Alice Lenore Wheeler who married Louis Grinnel Hargett in Marion KS and they, in turn, had a daughter Helen Elizabeth Hargett on 17 Feb. 1918. Helen married Melvin William Norton and they had a daughter Judith Carol Norton who married Borge Secher Villumsen in Witchita KS.

3230     II Patty     b. 2 Nov. 1785           m. Nelson

3231     III Alice     b. 4 Aug. 1788           m. Cowen

3232     IV Hadasseh   b. 23 May 1790           m. Soule

3233     V Amos 6   b. 20 Nov. 1794

3234     VI Cyrus 6   b. 6 June 1796

3235     VII Heber 6   b. 13 April 1798

3156   JESSE 5 WHEELER m. LUCY FISKE       Dav4/Tom3/Tom2/Thos1

They married 11 Oct. 1802. Lucy was born 3 Dec. 1779, daughter of David & Elizabeth (Mansfield) Fiske. Jesse 5 died 16 March 1811, wife died 13 March 1807, aged 27. Their children at Concord were:

3236     I Lucy     b. 20 July 1803

3237     II Jesse 6   b. 6 Nov. 1804       d. Watertown 25 July 1882

3157 DANIEL 5 WHEELER m. HANNAH FISKE     Dav4/Tim3/Tim2/Thos1

They married 21 Nov. 1797. Hannah was born 7 Nov. 1777, daughter of David & Elizabeth (Mansfield) Fiske, and sister of the wife of Daniel's brother Jesse. Daniel died 7 Nov. 1810 and his widow married 9 Dec. 1813 John Buttrick (who had been the husband of Daniel Wheeler's sister Lydia). Hannah, widow of John Buttrick, died 2 June 1839. The “children of Hannah, widow of Daniel Wheeler” were baptized at Concord 12 July 1812. They were listed as Rebecca, Esther, Daniel, David and Hannah Susanna. Tolman lists the children as :

3238     I Rebecca Esther b. 14 Oct. 1800       m. Charles Kirkland

3239     II Mary     b. 11 Aug. 1802       d. 23 June 1811

3240     III Daniel 6   b. 1 Oct. 1804

3241     IV David 6   b. 29 Oct. 1806

3242     V Hannah Susanna b. 29 Aug. 1808       m. 17 May 1835 to Timothy Wheeler of Natick

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7. The Probable English Ancestry of the Concord Wheelers

by George Tolman

with notes from the Cranefield, Bedfordshire records

[Note to reader: see also the American Genealogist , Volume 12 pp 4-17 and after p 135 and Volume 14 for later analyses by Homer W. Brainard – JCW]

GEORGE WHEELER, son of John Wheeler, was baptized at Cranfield, Bedfordshire 18 March 1605/6. [Also reported to be 28 March, 1605 by Winifred Lovering Holman, genealogist of Lexington, in a letter of 21 June, 1945 to RRW. She also stated that George was the son of Thomas Wheeler.]

SUSANNA, daughter of John Wheeler, was baptized 16 February, 1609/10.

OBADIAH, son of John Wheeler of Doswell, was baptized at Cranfield 5 December 1609.

KATHERINE, daughter of the same John, was baptized 25 February 1610/11.

GEORGE WHEELER and KATHERINE WHEELER were married at Cranfield 9 December 1631.

OBADIAH and SUSANNA WHEELER were married at Cranfield 20 January 1633/4.

Apparently, then, George Wheeler married a sister of Obadiah and Obadiah Wheeler married a sister of George.

The relationship between the two Johns, fathers of these four can only be guessed. The name of Wheeler was at that time the name most frequently occurring on Cranfield Parish Registers, of all the names therein recorded, and beside these two above quoted instances of intermarriages among members of the same family name (Wheeler) there are several more there recorded which it is unnecessary to mention here.

The will of “John Wheeler of Cranfield the elder of that name” was dated 18 January 1642/3 and offered for probate 22 January 1644/5. In it he names “my oldest son John”, “son of Isaac”, “son Obadiah”, “daughter Mary Barrett”, daughter Katherine Wheeler”, “son William”, and several grandchildren. Wife Elizabeth to be Executrix.

The will of “John Wheeler of East Inn Cranfield, Yeoman, the eldest of that name” is dated 29 October 1632, and offered for probate 7 January 1632/3. He mentions no wife so we may infer that she was by then deceased: also he names “eldest son Ralph” as executor. Sons Thomas, John, Henry, George and William, “daughter Susanna Wheeler” and two other daughters.

It seems that George's father John was older than Obadiah's father John, but that there was still one, or perhaps more, Johns living after the decease of George's father.

There seems to be no room for doubt that the George and wife Katherine, and Obadiah and wife Susanna, who turned up in Concord in 1638 or thereabouts are the George, Katherine, Obadiah and Susanna of Cranefield, Bedfordshire, England. The coincidence of names alone ought to go far in evidence, but there are some circumstances in confirmation of the theory.

Cranefield or Cranfield, (for it is spelled both ways on their own records), is a village in Bedfordshire, eight miles from Woodell, or Odell, the parish from which came the Rev. Peter Bulkeley of Concord. Three miles distant therefrom is an old manor, then still known as “Virginia House”. Now in Concord we had from the very earliest times, the “Virginia Road”, (over which Mr. A. E. Wood thinks the first settlers came) leading up through the “Virginia Meadows”, to a section of country known on our earliest records as “Cranefield”; and Wheelers, it may be noted, owned land just there.

George Wheeler of Cranfield, Eng. Was son of John; George Wheeler of Concord named a son John.

In October 1616, certain minor children of one Richard Wheeler of Cranfield were placed under the guardianship of one William Odell. One William Odell turns up in Concord along with the Wheelers in 1638, and settles in the easterly part of the township, in the “Virginia” and “Cranefield” locality.

Neither George nor Obadiah appears in any way on the Parish Records of Cranefield, after the record of their marriages. They must have gone somewhere. It is a fair conjecture merely that she was Mary, wife of the first Humphrey Barret, who came to Concord about the same time as did the Wheelers.

A certain Isaac Wheeler, brother of Obadiah, was born on Cranfield in 1607, and the only mention of him thereafter to be found in England turns up in Charlestown, Mass., who is proved by record evidence to be related to the Concord Wheelers.

One Richard Wheeler died in Cranfield in 1616, leaving a son Richard a minor under 17 yrs. Of age, who never again appears on Cranfield registers. But just at the time the Concord Wheelers settled here, a certain Richard Wheeler, settled at Dedham, Mass., removing later to Lancaster where he was killed by the Indians in 1675, and his children fled to Concord (perhaps to be near their own kinfolk?) [returning later to Lancaster when that town was reestablished.]

One Thomas Wheeler was baptized 20 November 1603 and Joseph was baptized 28 February 1609/10 sons of Thomas of Cranfield. They do not again appear in any way on Cranefield registers, but “Capt. Thomas” the Quaboag Indian fighter, and “Lieut. Joseph” who were demonstrably brothers, were for may years licensed to trade with the Indians on Merrimack River, and as they grew old came to Concord to live, whither Capt. Timothy, who is shown by his will to have been their brother, had already preceded them.

These considerations, taken all together, seem to prove conclusively that the Concord Wheelers came from this Parish of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

Doubtless a thorough search of the registers of other parishes in the same immediate neighborhood would untangle the whole knot of relationships, but it would be very expensive and perhaps unsatisfactory in its results.

Concord, Jan. 18, 1908           George Tolman.

[RRW wrote in her copy at this point: 1683 Middlesex Deeds 13:75 Samuel Green of Charlestown, weaver, and Mary his wife, the only daughter of Thomas Wheeler of Charlestown sells to Isaac Wheeler of Maulden all of his rights in the whole estate in Charlestown by inheritance from her father Thomas.]

[The Tolman manuscript continues with the following listing of wills:]

John Wheeler of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, husbandman: will dated 9 Feb. 1566. Names “my sister Agnes”, “son Thomas”, “son John” both under 21 yrs of age. “Wife Alys”. Robert Tatham: Mathew Vaux: Robert Styrme: Test Wyllm Baker, Willy Wheeler, Richd Mowse. Prob 15 Apl 1567.

John Wheeler the elder, of same place, Will 18 Jan 1642: proved 22 Jan 1644. “My eldest son John to have my copyhold lands: son Isaac; son Obadiah; dau Mary Barrett; dau Isebel Wheeler; grandchild Sarah Nash; grandchild Obadiah Mowse (Morise?): wife Elizabeth Ex'x. Test. Thomas Baker, Robert Huckes

Henry Wheeler, of same place, Will dated 1536. Proved 14 May 1536? Wife Elizabeth: son Thomas: eldest dau Alise L. William Wheeler: John Wheeler. Seems to have had other children.

John Wheeler, Will dated 6 Nov 1500: Prob 12 Dec 1500. Body to be buried in the churchyard of Marston Mortayne, (which adjoins Cranfield) dau Ana: dau sysaell {query Isabel?): dau Jean: bro William Wheeler

Thomas Weler of Holcot, Bedfordshire, Will 17 Apl 1537, prob 15 May 1537, wife maria, son Richard. Holcot is very near Cranefield.

Henry Wheler of Cranefield: Will 9 May 1589, prob 11 July 1589: wife Jane; Son William under 21 yrs old: Sisters Margaret Wheeler & Isabel Wheeler: eldest son Richard: Test. Richard Andros, Wm Wheeler: Thos Baker Sr.: Thos Baker Jr.

Richard Wheeler of Cranfield: husbandman: will dated 4 July 1616, proved 8 Oct 1616. Wife Elizabeth: “3 rd son Lewis” sons Thomas, Henry, John & William, “eldest son Richard under 17 years of age: daus Elizabeth, Anna & Sarah, all minors. Wm Woodell of Odell is named guardian of son William.

Richard Wheeler of Kempston, Befordshire. Minister Will (nunc) admitted 6 Feb 1618. Wife Alice, son Edward. The wife had children of her own (perhaps his also, & perhaps by a previous marriage.)

John Fuller of Cranfield 2 Feb. 1620 leaves a small bequest to William Wheeler. John Wheeler Test.

William Baker (ibid) 25 Apl 1621 appoints “my cosen Thomas Wheeler of Borne and “ overseer of his last will: and some Thomas Wheeler is witness.

John Wheeler the elder, of East Inn Cranefield, Yeoman: Will 29 Oct 1632, prob 17 Jan 1632/3- names sons Thomas: John: Henry: William: George: Ralph: daus Alice Fur (?) Joan & Susan Wheeler. Ralph, ex'r. to have all the property excepting one shilling apiece to the others.

Susan Wheeler of Cranfield, will 25 July 1636: names my brothers George & Henry, the latter ex'r, and sister Joan.

William Wheeler of same place, Yeoman, will 15 mch 1636/7, prob 1 Apl 1637: son John, daus Elizabeth & Christian, sons William, Thomas, wife Christian, my uncle John Seabrook of No. Crawley & my bro Giles Jenkins of Billington.

The name of Wheeler has been found in Cranefield as far back as anno XIV Henry VIII, that is 1522 & 1523.

The Parish Register of Cranefield begins with 1601.

          Baptisms

John     son of John Wheeler         28 Dec 1601

William     son of Richard Wheeler         27 June 1602

John     son of John Wheeler, Doswell       29 Aug 1602

Thoas (sic)   son of Thomas           20 Nov 1603

Lewis     son of Richard Wheeler         8 Aug 1604

John     son of John Wheeler         22 Jan 1603/4

Henry     son of John Wheeler         6 Sept 1604

Sarah     daughter of John Wheeler       16 June 1605

George     son of John Wheeler         18 March 1605/6

Thomas   son of Richard Wheeler         8 April 1606

Ruth     daughter of John Wheeler       21 Oct 1606

William     son of John Wheeler         20 April 1607

Susanna   daughter of Thomas Wheeler       21 May 1607

Isaac     son of John Wheeler         13 Sept 1607

Elizabeth   daughter of Richard Wheeler       1 May 1608

John     son of Thomas Wheeler         22 Oct 1608

Martha     daughter of John Wheeler       25 Nov 1608

Anna     daughter of Richard Wheeler       2 July 1609

Obadiah   son of John Wheeler         5 Dec 1609

Susanna   daughter of John Wheeler       16 Feb 1609/10

Joseph     son of Thomas Wheeler         28 Feb 1609/10

Anna     daughter of Richard Wheeler       29 April 1610

John     son of John Wheeler of Doswell       24 Feb 1610/11

Katherine   daughter of John Wheeler       25 Feb 1610/11

Elizabeth   daughter of Thomas Wheeler       27 Feb 1610/11

Margaret   daughter of Richard Wheeler       8 Sept 1611

Obadiah Morise son of Richard Morise         12 Nov 1638

          Marriages

Richard Moris & Ruth Wheeler           25 June 1633

Obadiah Wheeler & Susan Wheeler         20 Jan 1633

George Wheeler & Katherine Wheeler         9 Dec 1631

          Burials

John, son of John Wheeler of Doswell         9 Aug 1604

Katherine, daughter of John Wheeler of Doswell       26 Feb 1610/11

John, son of John Wheeler           3 March 1610/11

John, son of Thomas Wheeler           27 Dec 1611

In 1627 & 1628 there were taxes in Cranefield:

Thomas Wheeler, Sr.     for lands XX sh for goods IIII

Thos Wheeler de Ansley   for lands XX sh for goods IIII

Johannes Wheeler, Sr.     for lands XL sh for goods VIII

Pichardus Wheeler, Sr.     for lands XX sc for goods IIII

Pichardus Wheeler, Jr.     for lands XX sc for goods IIII

The manuscript in an earlier edition was “typed by Mrs. Marian Kent at Antiquarian Society [now the Concord Museum] from blue booklet lent by Mrs. Leslie Anderson given her by her aunt Mrs. William Wheeler. Proof read by RRW [Ruth R. Wheeler] Oct.5, 1938.”

The manuscript for the 1970 edition was typed and mimeographed by Mrs. Elinor Bosworth for Joseph L. Wheeler of Bensen, Vermont, a descendant from Sergeant Thomas Wheeler. It was proof read by J.L.W. 2/17-22/70.

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