Jonas Howe Wheeler

Male5 May 1777–5 August 1851

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, John Wheeler, was 46 and his mother, Deborah Gleason, was 45. He married Lucy Davis on 28 August 1788, in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. 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
Marriage: 28 August 1788
Jonas Wheeler
Betsy Wheeler
Joseph Wheeler
Mary Wheeler
Polly Wheeler
Thurza Wheeler
Anna Wheeler
Ruth Wheeler
Harriet Wheeler Thrasher
Warner Wheeler
Ira Wheeler

Sources (58)

  • Jonas Wheeler in entry for Samuel Wheeler, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Jonas Wheeler, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Jonas Wheeler, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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  • Marriage
    28 August 1788Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
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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 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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