Francis Asbury Wheat

about 1809–6 March 1838 (Age 29)
Columbia, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Asbury

When Francis Asbury Wheat was born about 1809, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, his father, Moses Wheat, was 28 and his mother, Artemesia Jemison, was 18. He married Virginia Holloway on 24 December 1833, in Upson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 March 1838, at the age of 29, and was buried in Lee, Alabama, United States.

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Francis Asbury Wheat
Virginia Holloway
Marriage: 24 December 1833
Francis Henry Wheat

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots
Age 2
A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
Age 3
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 10
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis A. Wheat, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Francis A Wheat, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Francis A. Wheat, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"

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