Benjamin D. Wheeler

Male15 April 1756–29 January 1830

Brief Life History of Benjamin D.

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.

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Benjamin D. Wheeler
Lowley Mallory
Marriage: 5 May 1785
Zayde Wheeler
Jeduthan Wheeler
Heman Wheeler
Franklin Wheeler
Luey Wheeler
Belinda Wheeler
Alma Wheeler
Loly Wheeler
Benjamin Wheeler III
Nathan Wheeler
Ambrose Wheeler

Sources (23)

  • Benjamin Wheeler in entry for Zayde Wheeler, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
  • Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

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  • Marriage
    5 May 1785Winchester, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 20

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 20

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 44

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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