John Wheatley

1828–
Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life of John

When John Wheatley was born in 1828, in Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, Walter Wheatley, was 37 and his mother, Catherine Beggs, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Walter Wheatley
1791–1880
Catherine Beggs
1791–1830
James Wheatly
1826–1903
John Wheatley
1828–
Mariah E Wheatley
1828–1829

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

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