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.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Joshua? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joshua Wheeler
Sarah A. VanBebber
Marriage: 1831
James Richard Wheeler
William R. Wheeler
Jordon Wheeler
Mary Ann Wheeler
Fielding Pope Wheeler
Marshall Love Wheeler
Henry M Wheeler
Joshua W. Wheeler III
Green W. aka Thomas Wheeler
James Lewis
Sarah Elizabeth Wheeler

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)


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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.