Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

27 June 1730–March 1814 (Age 83)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Obadiah

When Obadiah Wheeler Jr. was born on 27 June 1730, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Lemuel Wheeler, was 21 and his mother, Bethiah Bronson, was 22. He married Mary Mariah Manville on 25 March 1756, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died in March 1814, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Obadiah Wheeler Jr.
1730–1814
Mary Mariah Manville
1737–1819
Marriage: 25 March 1756
Sarah Wheeler
1757–1827
Mary Wheeler
1758–1828
Asa Wheeler Sr
1760–1827
Ebenezer Wheeler
1762–1823
Job Wheeler
1764–1789
Amos Wheeler
1764–1799
Ruth Wheeler
1769–1841
David Wheeler
1771–1774
David Daniel Wheeler
1774–1860
Molly Wheeler
1779–
Arminta Wheeler
1781–1869

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 March 1756
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 51

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 64

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Obadiah in entry for Job Wheeler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Obadiah in entry for David Wheeler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Obadiah in entry for David Wheeler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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