William Lawrence Wheat

about 1815–about 1875 (Age 60)
Columbia, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Lawrence

When William Lawrence Wheat was born about 1815, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, his father, Moses Wheat, was 34 and his mother, Artemesia Jemison, was 24. He married Naoma or Naomi Beaty on 5 December 1852, in Harrison, Texas, United States. He died about 1875, in Texas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Texas, United States.

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William Lawrence Wheat
1815–1875
Naoma or Naomi Beaty
Marriage: 5 December 1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1852
Harrison, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 17

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • William L Wheate, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • William L Wheate, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • William L. Wheate, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"

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