When James Ambrose Wheeler was born in 1804, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan "John" Solomon Wheeler, was 20 and his mother, Keziah Blanchard Welch, was 18. He married Ruth Tabb on 5 December 1828, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 February 1855, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Kentucky, 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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