Jonas Howe Wheeler

5 May 1777–5 August 1851 (Age 74)
Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jonas Howe

When Jonas Howe Wheeler was born on 5 May 1777, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Wheeler, was 46 and his mother, Deborah Gleason, was 45. He had at least 4 sons and 7 daughters with Lucy Davis. He died on 5 August 1851, in Orleans, Orleans Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Orleans Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Jonas Howe Wheeler
Lucy Davis
Jonas Wheeler
Ruth Wheeler
Betsy Wheeler
Joseph Wheeler
Mary Wheeler
Polly Wheeler
Thurza Wheeler
Anna Wheeler
Harriet Wheeler
Warner Wheeler
Ira Wheeler

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 11

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Jonas Wheeler, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Jonas Wheeler in household of Warner Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonas Wheeler in entry for Harriet Wheeler Thrasher, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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