Ephraim Williams Wheeler

29 December 1788–26 June 1851 (Age 62)
North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ephraim Williams

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. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 26 June 1851, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Williams Wheeler
Sabra Slack
Marriage: 15 January 1815
Ephraim Wheeler Jr
Ellen Wheeler

Spouse and Children

15 January 1815


    Ephraim Wheeler Jr


    Ellen Wheeler


Parents and Siblings

    Hosea Wheeler


    Bridget Grant




    Col Nathan Wheeler


    Asa Wheeler


    Hosea Wheeler


    Bridget Wheeler


    Dorothy Wheeler


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 14

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eph Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ephraim in entry for Bridget Wheeler, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Ephraim Wheeler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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