Benjamin Wheeler

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Wheeler was born on 24 February 1786, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Obadiah Wheeler, was 41 and his mother, Ann Buffum, was 32. He married Rhoda Aldrich on 2 June 1808, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 July 1852, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Wheeler
Rhoda Aldrich
Marriage: 2 June 1808
Miriam Wheeler
George Buffum Wheeler
Samuel Aldrich Wheeler
Stephen Sweat Wheeler
John Brown Wheeler
Benjamin Franklin Wheeler
Sarah Ann Wheeler
Luther Collins Wheeler

Sources (34)

  • Benjamin Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marriage Records: Uxbridge Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Benjamin Wheeler, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (7)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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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