Mary Wheeler

5 February 1698–2 March 1792 (Age 94)
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Wheeler was born on 5 February 1698, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Zebediah Wheeler, was 34 and her mother, Mary Lawrence, was 27. She married Joseph Bush on 27 October 1728, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 March 1792, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 94.

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Joseph Bush
Mary Wheeler
Marriage: 27 October 1728
Zebediah Bush
Abiel Bush
Mary Bush
Tryphosa Bush
Parthians Bush
Lieutenant Joseph Bush Jr
Dority Bush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1728Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    Age 78
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 78
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 44923;2007: 91850; 2010: 125058)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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    Sources (15)

    • Mary in entry for Abiel Bush, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Mary Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Mary Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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