James Ambrose Wheeler

Brief Life History of James Ambrose

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.

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James Ambrose Wheeler
Ruth Tabb
Marriage: 5 December 1828
Littleton L Wheeler
Henry M Wheeler
James Wilkerson Mansfield Wheeler
Andrew Jackson Wheeler
Sophronia C. Wheeler
Alexander Washington Wheeler
Eliza Jane Wheeler
Amanda Ann Mildred Wheeler
Ara Melvina F Wheeler
Marion Walker Wheeler

Sources (13)

  • Ambrose Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ambrose Wheeler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ambrose Wheeler, "United States, Kentucky, Agricultural Schedules, 1850-1880"

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1804 · Walton War

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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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