Jacob Wheeler

1 May 1828–10 May 1905 (Age 77)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Wheeler was born on 1 May 1828, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Wheeler, was 49 and his mother, Mary Blessing, was 41. He married Jemima Jane Wills on 21 August 1849. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oregon, United States in 1870 and Santa Rosa Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1900. He died on 10 May 1905, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Wheeler
1828–1905
Jemima Jane Wills
1830–1880
Marriage: 21 August 1849
Mary Ann Wheeler
1850–1944
William Andrew Wheeler
1852–1937
Martha Ann Wheeler
1855–1907
John B Wheeler
1857–1874
Sarah Jane Wheeler
1859–1926
Henry Wheeler
1860–1880
George Wills Wheeler
1861–1951
David R. Wheeler
1863–1926
Jacob Finlander Wheeler
1865–1941
Isaac Wheeler
1866–
Oscar Wheeler
1868–1880
Ira Elmer Wheeler
1868–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 August 1849
children

(12)

    Female1850–1944Female

    William Andrew Wheeler

    Male1852–1937Male

    Female1855–1907Female

    John B Wheeler

    Male1857–1874Male

    Sarah Jane Wheeler

    Female1859–1926Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Elizabeth Betsy Wheeler

    Female1806–1863Female

    Unknown Wheeler

    Unknown1808–

    Infant Wheeler

    Male1810–Male

    Female1812–Female

    Male1815–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 31

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"

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