When Ephraim Williams Wheeler was born on 29 December 1788, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Hosea Wheeler, was 39 and his mother, Bridget Grant, was 37. He married Sabra Slack on 15 January 1815, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States. He died on 26 June 1851, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wheeler Cemetery, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.
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.