John Oatman Wheeler

8 August 1830–25 August 1902 (Age 72)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Oatman

When John Oatman Wheeler was born on 8 August 1830, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Moses Wheeler, was 34 and his mother, Ann E. Parish, was 41. He married Sara Ann Neil on 25 December 1850, in Phillips, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Colorado, United States in 1870 and Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1880. He died on 25 August 1902, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Oatman Wheeler
1830–1902
Sara Ann Neil
1835–1926
Marriage: 25 December 1850
Eliza Jane Wheeler
1852–1852
James Andrew Jackson Wheeler
1853–1902
Infant Wheeler (Twin)
1856–1856
Wheeler
1856–1856
William Washington Wheeler
1857–1928
John F. Wheeler
1859–1870
Martha or Mattie Louise Wheeler
1860–1913
John Oatman Wheeler
1862–1865
Frances Jane Wheeler
1864–1865
Alice Wheeler
1866–1866
Peter Wheeler
1869–
Robert Franklin Wheeler
1870–1890
Mary Wheeler
1872–
Annie Wheeler
1875–1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1850
Phillips, Arkansas, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1796–1830Male

    Ann E. Parish

    Female1789–1844Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1826–1908Male

    Elizabeth Frances Wheeler

    Female1827–1928Female

    Martha A. Wheeler

    Female1829–1901Female

    Sarah Ann Wheeler

    Female1829–1911Female

    Male1830–1902Male

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1846

Age 16

Iowa is the 29th state.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John O Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John O Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"

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