Silas Wheaton

10 December 1787–1855 (Age 67)
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Silas

Silas Wheaton was born on 10 December 1787, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States as the son of Benjamin Wheaton and Wheaton. He married Eunice Young on 26 January 1813, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Litchfield, Litchfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died in 1855, in Bumpville, Rome Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bumpville, Rome Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Wheaton
1787–1855
Esther Balcam
1803–1890
Marriage: 15 October 1820
Mary Louise Wheaton
1822–1884
Zilpha Irena Wheaton
1823–1905
John M Wheaton
1824–1901
Ira Louis Wheaton
1825–
Betsey Susanna Wheaton
1826–
Chauncey S Wheaton
1828–
Daniel Coobrth Wheaton
1829–
Eunice Vilda Wheaton
1831–1924
Jared Balcam Wheaton
1833–1904
John Balcam Wheaton
1834–
Lois Samanth Wheaton
1837–
Franics Eugene Wheaton
1842–
Martha Ellen Wheaton
1845–

Spouse and Children

    Male1787–1855Male

    Esther Balcam

    Female1803–1890Female

MARRIAGE
15 October 1820
Bumpville, Rome Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(13)

    Mary Louise Wheaton

    Female1822–1884Female

    Zilpha Irena Wheaton

    Female1823–1905Female

    John M Wheaton

    Male1824–1901Male

    Ira Louis Wheaton

    Male1825–Male

    Betsey Susanna Wheaton

    Female1826–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Wheaton

    MaleMale

    Wheaton

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 1

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1808

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from places in Lancashire and East and West Yorkshire named Weeton, from Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas Wheaton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Silas Wheaton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Jared Wheaton in household of Silas Wheaton, "United States Census, 1850"

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