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
1788–1851
Sabra Slack
1789–
Marriage: 15 January 1815
Ephraim Wheeler Jr
1831–1897
Ellen Wheeler
1837–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1815
children

(2)

    Ephraim Wheeler Jr

    Male1831–1897Male

    Ellen Wheeler

    Female1837–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Hosea Wheeler

    Male1749–1829Male

    Bridget Grant

    Female1751–1818Female

siblings

(10)

    Col Nathan Wheeler

    Male1772–1829Male

    Asa Wheeler

    Male1774–1837Male

    Hosea Wheeler

    Male1776–1846Male

    Bridget Wheeler

    Female1779–1814Female

    Dorothy Wheeler

    Female1781–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1789

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."
1808

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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