Jonas Howe Wheeler

Brief Life History of Jonas Howe

When Jonas Howe Wheeler was born on 5 May 1777, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Abraham Wheeler Jr., was 34 and his mother, Mary Morse, was 39. 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
1777–1851
Betsy
1781–1850

Sources (12)

  • Jonas Wheeler in household of Warner Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonas Wheeler, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Jonas Wheeler, "Find A Grave Index"

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1781 · The First Constitution

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

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.

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 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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