Leverett Russell Wheeler

15 October 1822–15 July 1880 (Age 57)
Caton, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Leverett Russell

Leverett Russell Wheeler was born on 15 October 1822, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. He married Mary J. Landers on 7 January 1847, in Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Southport, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860 and Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States in 1865. In 1875, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as farmer in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. He died on 15 July 1880, at the age of 57, and was buried in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Leverett Russell Wheeler
Mary J. Landers
Marriage: 7 January 1847
Earl S. Wheeler
Emma May Wheeler
Arther Wheeler
William Wheeler

Spouse and Children

7 January 1847
Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States


    Earl S. Wheeler


    Emma May Wheeler


    Arther Wheeler


    William Wheeler


World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • L R Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leverett Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levert R Wheeler, "New York State Census, 1865"

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