Willam Wheaton

Brief Life History of Willam

When Willam Wheaton was born on 22 December 1731, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Wheaton, was 36 and his mother, Deborah Hillard, was 31. He married Rebecca Taylor on 14 February 1752, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 7 March 1791, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 59.

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Willam Wheaton
Rebecca Taylor
Marriage: 14 February 1752
Deborah Wheaton
Polly Wheaton
Joseph Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton
William Whitten
Lydia Wheadon

Sources (28)

  • William Wheaton, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • William Wheaton, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • William Wheaten, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

World Events (4)


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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1780 · French Occupy Newport

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Whiddon .

History: Robert Wheaton came from England to Rehoboth, MA, c. 1636.

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

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