Martha Wheeler

Female1810–10 July 1839

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Wheeler was born in 1810, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Asa Wheeler, was 36 and her mother, Mary Brown, was 31. She married Charles Grandison Sisson on 11 May 1829, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 10 July 1839, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Wheeler Cemetery, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Charles Grandison Sisson
Martha Wheeler
Marriage: 11 May 1829
Charles C. Sisson
Charles C. Sisson

Sources (11)

  • Martha Sisson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Martha Sisson, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Martha Sisson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1829North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 2

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

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 9

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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