Phebe Diana Makyes

25 October 1813–25 January 1895 (Age 81)
Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Phebe Diana

When Phebe Diana Makyes was born on 25 October 1813, in Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Stores Makyes, was 25 and her mother, Rhoda Smith, was 26. She married William Riley Wheeler on 16 July 1831, in Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Flowerfield, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 25 January 1895, in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Wheeler
Phebe Diana Makyes
Marriage: 16 July 1831
Daniel Hotchkiss Wheeler Sr.
Clarissa Lucy Wheeler
Sibyl Jane Wheeler
Theda M. Wheeler
Mary Phebe Wheeler
William Birney “W.B.” Wheeler
Harriet Rhoda "Hattie" Wheeler
Zara Rozene Wheeler
Challenge Smith Wheeler
Jessie Fremont Wheeler
Charles Wheeler

Spouse and Children

16 July 1831
Onondaga, New York, United States


    Daniel Hotchkiss Wheeler Sr.


    Sibyl Jane Wheeler




    Mary Phebe Wheeler


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Rhoda Smith




    Smith Makyes


    Stores Makyes



    Edwin Makyes


    Amos Makyes


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name May ( see May ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Diana Wheeler in household of William Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phoebe Wheeler in household of William Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phebe Wheeler in household of William Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"

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