Gratia Stearns

Brief Life History of Gratia

When Gratia Stearns was born on 1 July 1783, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, Nathaniel Stearns, was 32 and her mother, Dorcas Sanger, was 36. She married George Wheeler on 19 October 1806, in Dover, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 September 1874, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wheeler
1785–1870
Gratia Stearns
1783–1874
Marriage: 19 October 1806
Rev Chandler Wheeler
1807–1865
Dorcas Wheeler
Mary Ann Wheeler
1809–1841
Lydia Wheeler
1812–1845
Charlotte Wheeler
1814–1902
James Stearns Wheeler
1817–1863
Nathaniel Sanger Wheeler
1820–1870
Elizabeth Sophia Wheeler
1822–1903
Andrew Jackson Wheeler
1824–1911
Nancy J Clark
1833–1908
Sophia Wheeler
1835–1913

Sources (11)

  • Gracia Wheeler in household of G Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs. George Wheeler - birth-name: Mrs. George Wheeler
  • Gratia Stearns Wheeler, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stearn , with post-medieval excrescent -s (see Stern ).

History: In 1646 Charles Stearns was admitted as a freeman of Watertown, MA.

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

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