William Lawrence Wheat

Male20 January 1818–20 June 1892

Brief Life History of William Lawrence

When William Lawrence Wheat was born on 20 January 1818, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, his father, Moses Wheat, was 36 and his mother, Artemesia Jemison, was 26. He married Naoma Beaty on 5 December 1852, in Harrison, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 20 June 1892, in Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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William Lawrence Wheat
Naoma Beaty
Marriage: 5 December 1852
Mary Elizabeth "Beffie" Wheat
William Leland Wheat
Moses Jamison Wheat

Sources (5)

  • William L Wheate, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • William Lawrence Wheat, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William L Wheate, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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  • Marriage
    5 December 1852Harrison, Texas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    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. 

    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

    Age 14

    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

    1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

    Age 20

    A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English (North Midlands, chiefly Nottinghamshire): nickname from Middle English whete ‘active, bold, brave’ (Old English hwǣt).

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

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