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
Gratia Stearns
Marriage: 19 October 1806
Rev Chandler Wheeler
Dorcas Wheeler
Mary Ann Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Charlotte Wheeler
James Stearns Wheeler
Nathaniel Sanger Wheeler
Elizabeth Sophia Wheeler
Andrew Jackson Wheeler
Nancy J Clark
Sophia Wheeler

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


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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