Thomas Wheatley Sr.

19 May 1830–8 December 1907 (Age 77)
Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Wheatley Sr. was born on 19 May 1830, in Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wheatley, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Moore, was 31. He married Catherine Varley on 26 May 1849, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Dunston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 8 December 1907, in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wheatley Sr.
Catherine Varley
Marriage: 26 May 1849
Maria Wheatley
Joseph Smith Wheatley
Thomas Wheatley Jr.
Emma Wheatley
John G Wheatley
Abraham Wheatley
Lucy Wheatley
Minnie May Wheatley
George Albert Wheatley
Edward Calvin Wheatley
Richard Wheatley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 May 1849North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Yorkshire, or from Whatley in Somerset and Whateley in Warwickshire, all name of which are named with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. Compare Whatley .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Wheatley, Thomas Sr. - Story of the Immigration to Utah of Thomas Wheatley, Sr. and Catherine Varley

    Lest We Forget: The Mormon Immigrant Heritage of Thomas Wheatley Sr. and Catherine Varley in 1861. By Karl H. Wheatley January 2015 edition Preface Some years ago I was given a short history of Thom …

    Sources (40)

    • Thomas Wheatley in entry for Maria Wheatley Guild, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • Thos Wheatley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thomas Wheatly Senior, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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