Joshua Wheeler

December 1801–27 January 1873 (Age 71)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Wheeler was born in December 1801, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joshua Wheeler, was 18 and his mother, Sarah Brown, was 27. He married Sarah A. VanBebber in 1831, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 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
Mary Ann "Polly" 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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1831
Illinois, United States
children

(10)

    James Richard Wheeler

    Male1822–1904Male

    Female1824–1904Female

    Fielding Pope Wheeler

    Male1826–1887Male

    Marshall Love Wheeler

    Male1829–1901Male

    Henry M Wheeler

    Male1831–1917Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Wheeler

    Male1783–Male

    Sarah Brown

    Female1774–Female

siblings

(8)

    Polly Wheeler

    Female1796–Female

    Male1801–1873Male

    Betsy Wheeler

    Female1803–Female

    Henry Wheeler

    Male1802–Male

    Nancy Wheeler

    Female1804–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 11

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

Age 19

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 maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"

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