Ephraim Wheeler

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Ephraim Wheeler was born on 25 March 1716, in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Wheeler, was 42 and his mother, Deborah Nichols, was 31. He married Martha Bulkeley on 27 October 1745, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 January 1806, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Ephraim Wheeler
Martha Bulkeley
Marriage: 27 October 1745
Enos Wheeler
Martha Wheeler
Seth Wheeler
Calvin Wheeler
Mehitable Wheeler
Catherine Wheeler
Daniel Wheeler
Ephraim Wheeler
Grace Wheeler
Catherine Wheeler

Sources (4)

  • Ephraim Wheeler, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Ephraim Wheeler, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Ephraim Wheeler, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

World Events (4)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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