James Ambrose Wheeler

1804–13 February 1855 (Age 51)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Ambrose

James Ambrose Wheeler was born in 1804, in North Carolina, United States as the son of Jonathan "John" Solomon Wheeler. 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

Spouse and Children

5 December 1828
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan "John" Solomon Wheeler




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World Events (8)


Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · Walton War

Age 0

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

Age 14

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 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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ambrose Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ambrose in entry for George Richards and Sophronia C. Wheeler, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Ambrose Wheeler in entry for George Richards and Sophronia C. Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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