When Joshua Wheeler was born in December 1801, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joshua Wheeler, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Brown, was 25. He married Sarah A. VanBebber in 1831, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greene, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Macoupin, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1873, in Scottville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Scottville West Cemetery, Scottville Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.
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.
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