Mary or Polly Wheeler

Brief Life History of Mary or Polly

When Mary or Polly Wheeler was born on 10 July 1805, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, Peter Wheeler, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Coker, was 24. She married Isaac Newton Thompson Jr on 6 February 1828, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States. She died in 1831, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 26.

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Isaac Newton Thompson Jr
Mary or Polly Wheeler
Marriage: 6 February 1828

Sources (3)

  • Polly Wheeler, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Polly Wheeler in entry for Isaac Thompson, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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World Events (7)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.

History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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