When Benjamin D. Wheeler was born on 15 April 1756, in Saybrook, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Dodd Wheeler, was 49 and his mother, Consider Spencer, was 43. He married Lowley Mallory on 5 May 1785, in Winchester, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 January 1830, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wheeler Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Mount, Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.
History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.
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