Betsey Slade Wheeler

30 May 1800–23 February 1881 (Age 80)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Betsey Slade

When Betsey Slade Wheeler was born on 30 May 1800, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jarvis Wheeler, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Horton, was 22. She married Levi Pierce on 9 March 1818, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 February 1881, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Levi Pierce
Betsey Slade Wheeler
Marriage: 9 March 1818
Almira W Peirce Moore
James N Wheeler
Sophronia A. Pierce
Elizabeth Slade Pierce
Franklin Fitch Pierce
Earl H Pierce
Warren S. Pierce
Levi Lafayett Pierce
Charles W Pierce
Sarah A Pierce

Spouse and Children

9 March 1818
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Almira W Peirce Moore


    Sophronia A. Pierce



    Franklin Fitch Pierce


    James N Wheeler


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 3

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
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)

  • Betsey Wheeler in household of James N Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betsy S Perce in household of Courtland P L Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betsey in entry for Levi Lafayette Pierce, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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