Martha Elizabeth Wheeler

Female1793–11 August 1859

Brief Life History of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Wheeler was born in 1793, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, her father, John William Wheeler, was 31 and her mother, Massey Mercy Borden, was 31. She married Eli Borden on 21 November 1815, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Benton, Alabama, United States in 1850. She died on 11 August 1859, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Borden Springs, Cleburne, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Borden
Martha Elizabeth Wheeler
Marriage: 21 November 1815
Joseph Daniel Borden
about 1814–1843
John Sevier Borden
Massey Borden
Mercy Borden
Sarah Sallie Borden
Catharine M. Borden
Martha Jane Borden

Sources (3)

  • Eliz Bourden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Elizabeth Wheeler Borden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1815Mississippi, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

    Age 3

    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.


    Age 19

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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