Joshua Wheeler

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Wheeler was born in December 1801, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joshua Wheeler, was 27 and his mother, Sally Brown, was 26. 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.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Wheeler
1801–1873
Sarah A. VanBebber
1800–1894
Marriage: 1831
James Richard Wheeler
1822–1904
William R. Wheeler
1840–1883
Jordon Wheeler
1851–
Mary Ann Wheeler
1824–1904
Fielding Pope Wheeler
1826–1887
Marshall Love Wheeler
1829–1901
Henry M Wheeler
1831–1917
Joshua W. Wheeler III
1834–1917
Green W. aka Thomas Wheeler
1836–1910
James Lewis
1838–
Sarah Elizabeth Wheeler
1842–1924

Sources (9)

  • Joshua Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Wheeler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Josiah Wheeler in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Drake, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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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