Lucy Wheeler

16 January 1765–25 March 1841 (Age 76)
Mason, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Wheeler was born on 16 January 1765, in Mason, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Josiah Wheeler, was 22 and her mother, Lucy Heald, was 23. She married William Graves on 24 December 1779, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 11 daughters. She lived in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1771. She died on 25 March 1841, in East Washington, Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Graves
1757–1841
Lucy Wheeler
1765–1841
Marriage: 24 December 1779
Lucy Graves
1780–1859
Cynthia Graves
about 1803–1826
Mary E. Graves
1782–1875
Catherine Graves
1784–1865
William Graves
1786–1859
Betsy Graves
1789–
Sarah Graves
1791–1876
Esther Graves
1793–1881
Almira Graves Woodward
1795–1840
Abigail Graves
1798–1881
Hannah Graves
1800–1852
Alvira Graves
1805–1873

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1779Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 11
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 11
    New Hampshire is 9th state.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 21
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Rower
    Wheelwright

    Sources (22)

    • Lucy in entry for Betsy Graves, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Lucy in entry for William Graves, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
    • Lucy Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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