Lucy Wheeler

Brief Life History 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 22. 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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William Graves
Lucy Wheeler
Marriage: 24 December 1779
Lucy Graves
Cynthia Graves
about 1803–1826
Mary E. Graves
Catherine Graves
William Graves
Betsy Graves
Sarah Graves
Esther Graves
Almira Graves Woodward
Abigail Graves
Hannah Graves
Alvira Graves

Sources (22)

  • Lucy Wheeler, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Lucy Wheeler Graves, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lucy Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New Hampshire is 9th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

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