Harriet Wheeler

17 March 1800–23 August 1885 (Age 85)
New York, United States

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Wheeler was born on 17 March 1800, in New York, United States. She married Gideon Bentley on 4 May 1818, in Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Perry Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 23 August 1885, in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Bentley
Harriet Wheeler
Marriage: 4 May 1818
Benjamin Gideon Bentley
Sophronia Bentley
Newman Bentley
Harriet Esther Bentley
Mahlon Bentley
William Bentley
Lydia A. Bentley
Oscar Bentley
Orestes Bentley
Shelly Bentley
Orren Bentley
Lodema Bentley

Spouse and Children

4 May 1818
Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 18

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Bentley in household of Marshall Love, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriett Bently in household of Gideon Bently, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Bentley in household of Gideon Bentley, "United States Census, 1850"

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