Ephraim Williams Wheeler

Male29 December 1788–26 June 1851

Brief Life History 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, 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.

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Ephraim Williams Wheeler
Hannah Elizabeth Miner
Marriage: 22 November 1835
Ellen Rebecca Wheeler

Sources (17)

  • Eph Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ephraim Williams Wheeler, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ephraim Wheeler, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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  • Marriage
    22 November 1835Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (10)

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    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 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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