Sidney Wheat

27 December 1809–2 January 1882 (Age 72)
Orleans, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Sidney

When Sidney Wheat was born on 27 December 1809, in Orleans, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin F Wheat, was 28 and his mother, Luany Sprague, was 25. He married Rebecca Waggener on 21 November 1832. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 2 January 1882, in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Sidney Wheat
Rebecca Waggener
Marriage: 21 November 1832
VanBuren Wheat
Horace B Wheat
Mary E Wheat
Berenice C Wheat

Spouse and Children

21 November 1832


    VanBuren Wheat


    Horace B Wheat


    Mary E Wheat




    Berenice C Wheat


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sidney Wheat, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sidney Wheat, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sidney Wheat, "United States Census, 1860"

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