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(1) 1 Nehemiah WHEELER

Birth: 26 Sep 1761, New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Death: 4 Nov 1828, Freetown, Jackson, IN
Burial: Brown Cem, Hamilton Twp, Jackson, IN
Father: Enoch WHEELER (~1725-~1811)
Mother: Elizabeth (WHEELER) (~1725-)

BIRTH: Letter from Mary D. WHEELER, Felton CA dated 13 Sep 1946, via Jessie Johnson, Oak View, CA. Notes in binder. 9/97. Add'l Ref: Historical and Genealog. Records pertaining to Jackson Co., IN, Vol l, DAR 1952. p104.

MARRIAGE: Composite History of Jackson Co., IN (above). & Brown Cemetery, Hamilton Twp. p 103-104. Tombstone records. According to 1810 Census numbers there were three daughters and another son born to this family. The bio says children named survived to adulthood, hinting of more?

DEATH: Bio above. PROBATE: Copy of a record from IN in binder; copied by IN genealogist 10/94.

CENSUS: 1790 CT, New Fairfield Census list: Heads of Families of CT p 19 (also V. 4, 14 p 71.--Nehemiah, l male over 16, 3 males under 16, and l female.

CENSUS: 1800 Heads of Families--VT --Nehemiah WHEELER, 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45; l female un der 10, l female 26-45. Second Census of US, VT p 131.

CENSUS: 1810 VT Census--Index--Rutland p 032 West Haven. 2 males under 10 (James and Orrel); l male 10-16(?), 2 males 16-26 (Elnathan and Clark); 2 males over 45 (Nehemiah and his father?); l female under 10 (?); 2 females 10-16 (?); l female 16-26 (Hulda); l female 26-45 Thurza. CENSUS: 1820 IN Census --lists Nehemiah Jackson Co., IN NTL p 267.

CENSUS: 1830 CT Census lists a Nehemiah WHEELER in Danbury, Fairfield Co. p. 222 (Wonder is related? Cannot be ours as ours died in 1828 in IN. HAH)

RELIGION: Baptized 13 Nov, year of birth, Congregational Church. New Fairfield CT.

Of Puritan stock; Moved to VT in 1790's; on to Ohio. Arrived in Jackson Co. in abt1820 and settled in Hamilton Twp. Ref: bio above.

R.W. Patriot.--DAR 246167--documentation was period before James T. was born. So this is probably not my Nehemial WHEELER. --BUT--My Nehemiah was listed as a "hero of the R.W." in the Representative Citizens of Northern CA. under Stephen C. WHEELER biography.--3/92

R.W.--"At the beginning of the R. W., a sixteen-year-old Nehemiah enlisted in the army and later saw the surrender at Yorktown." REF: The Ruddick Family in America, John W. Hanneman; p 189. This source also states that Nehemiah was married to a Sarah (Clark) Meserae. They resided in New Fairfield, CT then moved to Westhaven, VT about 1795. After her death he married Thurza HALL about 1802????

Spouse: Therza HALL
Birth: 28 Nov 1768, New Haven, New Haven, CT
Death: 3 Mar 1845, Newry, Jackson, IN
Father: Elnathan HALL Jr. (1711-1774)
Mother: Hannah BISHOP (1718-1809)

BAPTISM: New Fairfield Church Records.

MARRIAGE: Ref: Turner Pub. The Composite History of Jackson Co., IN, 1991.

NOTE: other possible name--Thurza, Thirze, Tersay,Susey (per census indexes)

DEATH: 76 years; 3 mos 3 ds. REF: Letter in possession of Jessie Johnson, 9/97. Assumed date as she is not listed in IN 1840 CENSUS if all children lived in IN at this time; no cemetery listing has been found to date 2/96.

IDENTIFICATION: Possible family of Thirzah (mnu) REF: The Families of Old Fairfild by Jacobus p 428: "Elnathan HALL son of John, Ens., Bapt 19 Aug 17ll; d at New Fairfield in 1774; m #1 28 Dec 1732, Hannah HAWLEY who d 9 Apr 1741 in 26 yr; m #2 Hannah ------. Adm'n granted 7 Jun 1774 to widow Hannah. Estate insolvent. Tirza and Martha, daus of Elnatian HALL, chose Cornell SMITH of New Fairfield for guardian 14 Aug. 1786." Note to Anne Shumway from Mary D WHEELER of Felton, CA dated Sep 14 1946 "Nehemiah, born 26 Sep 61 near New Haven CT, d 4 Nov 1828 age 68 yrs l mo 8 ds son of Elizabeth and Enoch. Thirza, wife of Nehemiah, b 28 Nov 1768 nr New Haven, Ct. d 3 Mar 1845, age 76 yrs 3 mo 3 da at Newry Jackson, In leaving 5 sons Alvin, Elnathan, Clark, James and Orrel Hall, and one daughter Huldah." Jessie Johnson, Oak View, CA. 9/97.

Marr: abt 1785, CT

Children: Elnathan (~1788-1839)
Alvin (~1790-1886)
Clark (~1792-1824)
Hulda (~1798-)
James T. (1803-1885)
Orrel Hall (1807-1891)
(2) 1.1 Elnathan WHEELER

Birth: abt 1788, New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Death: 20 Jul 1839, Hamilton twp., Jackson, IN
Burial: Brown Cem, Hamilton, Jackson, IN

MARRIAGE: Mary ----. Children: *Eliza (b 1812 nr Cincinnati, OH) wife of William MITCHELL (b 1807 KY); Mary m 19 Oct 1834 James MITCHELL; James Elnathan (b abt 1816- abt 1847) m 12 Feb 1844 Rebecca FINDLEY d/o John; Jacob R. (b 1820 IN d. abt 1869) m #1 25 May 1840 Sally Ann WHITSON, #2 19 Mar 1844 Mariah (DOUGLASS) THRELKELD d/o Martin, #3 abt 1856 widow Susannah DOBSON; Sylvester (1822 d abt 1858) m 23 Nov 1842 Mary WILKERSON; Pheobe (b. 1824) m #1 5 Mar 1842 Elijah HARVEY, #2 19 Jun 1847 James LEWIS; and Dr. William Clark WHEELER (b. 1826 d abt 1864) m #1 15 Aug 1849 Eliza Jane PARKER, #2 9 Dec 1856 Sarah Elizabeth CORNETT. REF: The Ruddick Family in America, by John W. Hanneman pp 186-187.

OCCUPATION: Farmer--Ref Turner Pub. The Composite History of Jackson Co., IN 1991.

BIRTH & DEATH: Records of Brown Cem, Hamilton Twp. SEE father's notes for reference. Died @ 53 yrs. PROBATE: Elnathan's over 14 minors chose James WHEELER as their gdn upon his death. Probate Order Book 3 p 33 dated 13 Nov 1843. Close of estate 10 Aug 1847. film # 1314637 SLC 1/96.

PROBATE: Elnathan Wheeler dec.--- Please and Proceedings before the Honorable Samuel W. Tanner Probate Judge of Jackson County and State of Indiana at the February Term in the year of our Lord and Savior one thousand-eight hundred and forty four. Be it remembered that heretofore ---- at the August Term of the Jackson Probate Court in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and thirty-nine The last will and testament of Elnathan Wheeler deceased the execution of which was committed to John R. Tinder? who comes now here into court and files the said will and ------ the same by the oath of Peter Wilson and William Ward in on for of law that they saw the same decedent sign seal and Publish the writing heresoafter mentioned as his last will and testament they the believed him at the time here of the writing of said will of sound mind and memory and that they signed their names as Witnesses to the presence of the said ----- and at the request Which said will is the words and figures following Correct. In the name of GOD Amen I Elnathan Wheeler of the county of Jackson and State of Indiana being sick and weak in body but sound of mind and memory considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life Do make this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say
lst--My will is that all just debts by me owing at the time of my death be paid.
2d-That all my personal property be left entirely to my dearly beloved wife during her natural life with the exception of my son Jacob¹s mare and heifer which I want him to have when he becomes 21 years of age. Also twenty dollars in cash a piece to my two daughters Eliza Mitchell and Mary Mitchell and my son Sylvestor Wheeler twenty dollars at the time of my death and my daughter Phebe to have one hundred dollars when she becomes of age and at the time of the decease of my beloved wife the remaining property to be divided as follows one fourth to my youngest son William Wheeler and the balance to be equally divided between the rest of my children Eliza, Sylvester, Mary, Jacob, James and Phebe or their lawful heirs as the case may be.
3d I give and devise to my two sons Jacob and James Wheeler that tract of land described as follows South 1/4 quarter and the South half of the North West quarter of section 29 in The North of R 5 East containing in all two hundred and eighteen acres and 91/100 to be divided as follows running a line East and West through said tract and Jacob to have the South half and James the North half.
4. My will is that my dearly beloved wife shall have the farm o which we now live containing one hundred and seventy six acres and 76/100 and bounded as follows eighty one acres and 75/100 in section 21 in the SW corner of said section and eighty acres in section 20 East half of SE of Town 6 North of R. 5 East to have and to hold during her life and at the decease to be the property of my youngest son William Wheeler his heirs and assigns forever. 5 Lastly I do constitute and appoint John R. Tinder to be the executor of this my last will and testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 20th day July 1839.

signed Elnathan Wheeler (seal)

Witness Peter (his mark) Whitson, William Ward Whereupon on motion of the said John N. Tinder letters were granted to him testamentary on the said will upon his entering bond in the final sum of $4000 with Peter Whitson and David Willey his securities considered for a faithful execution of said will according to law and thereupon the said John N. Tinder was duly qualified as such executor. And afterwards ---- on the 25th day of October eighteen hundred and forty two comes the said Executor and files an Inventory in the record and figure following ------ An Inventory of goods and Chattles of (end of page) REF: Copy in binder. 8/98

INFORMATION: Named as a second for gdnship of John KELLEY dec'd children to William Lux 13 May 1833 Jackson Co. Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Jackson Co. Named adm of Nehemiah estate (along with Thurza); only he listed in settlement case 13 Aug. 1832. REF: The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Jackson Co. Special, Naomi K. Sexton, 1987. p 63. SLC 1/96.

CENSUS: 1820 IN listed in Jackson NTL pl 266 (page before father.) Males 2 under 10, l 26-45; females 1 under 10, 1 16-26.
1840 IN CENSUS: Index lists son Jacob and widow Mary in Jackson Co--No Twp L. p 23.
*1850 Census Index, Jackson Co., IN lists: (son-in-law) William MITCHELL 41, farmer owns $600 property, Eliza 37, Elizabeth age 5, Robert age 3, William age l mo. Family # 39, 99.

Spouse: Mary (WHEELER)
Death: aft 1839, Hamilton, Jackson, IN
Burial: Brown Cem, Hamilton, Jackson, IN

DEATH: d 7 Aug ?, age age 49. Records of Brown Cem, Hamilton Twp. SEE husband's notes for reference. Buried next to Husband, age 49 but no date on marker.

CENSUS: 1850 Census: Mary Wheeler age 28, Eliza age 6, Elizabeth age 4. HH 36, Fam 36, p 99, Jackson Co. IN.

Marr: abt 1812

Children: Eliza (~1813-)
James Elnathan (~1816-~1847)
Jacob R. (1820-~1869)
Sylvester (~1822-~1858)
Phoebe (1824-)
William Clark (1827-1905)

(3) 1.1.1 Eliza WHEELER

Birth: abt 1813, nr. Cincinati, OH
Spouse: William MITCHELL
Birth: 1807, KY

(3) 1.1.2 James Elnathan WHEELER

Birth: abt 1816
Death: abt 1847

MARRIAGE: Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 500. Home 9/99. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

Spouse: Rebecca FINDLEY
Marr: 1844, 12 Feb 1844

(3) 1.1.3a Jacob R. WHEELER*

Birth: 1820, IN
Death: abt 1869

BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 106.

OCCUPTION, BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 106.

MARRIAGES: #1 and #3, Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 500. Home 9/99.

Spouse: Sally Ann WHITSON

MARRIAGE: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

Marr: 25 May 1840
Children: Sarah A. (1840-)
Maryetta (1842-)
Other spouses: Mariah DOUGLAS, Susannah DOBSON
(4) 1.1.3a.1 Sarah A. WHEELER

Birth: 1840, Hamilton, Jackson, IN
(4) 1.1.3a.2 Maryetta WHEELER

Birth: 1842, Hamilton, Jackson, IN
(3) 1.1.3b Jacob R. WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Mariah DOUGLAS
Birth: abt 1823, IN
BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 101, she's w/o Jacob.
Marr: 19 Mar 1844
Children: William (1846-1890)
Amaline (1848-)
Other spouses: Sally Ann WHITSON, Susannah DOBSON

(4) 1.1.3b.1 William WHEELER

Birth: 1846, Hamilton, Jackson, IN
Death: 1890, Jackson, IN

Jackson Co., IN Obituaries-- 1890

Wheeler, William--Acme--news--died at his home Fri., aged 44 yrs. 9mos, & 18 days. of ulceration of the stomach. He leaves a wife and 7 children. (March 20)

(4) 1.1.3b.2 Amaline WHEELER

Birth: 1848

BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 106.

(3) 1.1.3c Jacob R. WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Susannah DOBSON
Marr: 5 Mar 1857, Jackson, IN
Other spouses: Sally Ann WHITSON, Mariah DOUGLAS

(3) 1.1.4 Sylvester WHEELER

Birth: abt 1822
Death: abt 1858

MARRIED: Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 501. Home 9/99. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01


Spouse: Mary WILKERSON
Marr: 23 Nov 1842
(3) 1.1.5 Mary WHEELER

Spouse: James MITCHELL

MARRIED: Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 501. Home 9/99. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

Marr: 19 Oct 1834

(3) 1.1.6a Phoebe WHEELER*

Birth: 1824
Spouse: Elijah HARVEY

MARRIED: Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 501. Home 9/99. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

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We are descends of the Wheeler family from Jackson Co and very interested in connecting with anyone this late (c 1900) researching the Wheeler family. We are in Florida for the winter; our files in VA. Have printed copy and will research when we return.

We descend John Carr m Phoebe Wheeler m abt 1854 (record not located) Both born and lived Jackson Co. Phoebe descend of Elnathan Wheeler. John and Saundra CarrQuoting Roots56 (

* On 25 August 1880 in Jackson Co., IN, a Mary HOUSE(sic) married John WHEELER
* per Jackson Co., IN Marriage Book H, Page 315. In the 1900 Carr Twp.,
* Jackson Co., IN census, Mary WHEELER (widow) is living in her son's, Silas
* HARRIS, dwelling. I believe that the reference to "HOUSE" as Mary's surname
* in the marriage record was incorrect and that it was actually "HARRIS".

* * Mary WHEELER died 23 July 1901 in Carr Twp., Jackson Co., IN per Jackson Co.,
* IN Death Book 20, Page 12. There is a gravestone in the Lanning Spur
* Cemetery in Carr Twp., for Mary E. HARRIS with a death date of 23 July 1901
* the same date as that of Mary WHEELER.

* * Is Mary (HOUSE) WHEELER actually Mary E. HARRIS? If so, what happend to
* John Wheeler as I've not found any death or burial record for him in Jackson
* Co.?

* * Happy Holidays.

* * Allen

Marr: 5 Mar 1842
Other spouses: James LEWIS

(3) 1.1.6b Phoebe WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: James LEWIS
Marr: 19 Jun 1847
Other spouses: Elijah HARVEY

(3) 1.1.7a Dr. William Clark WHEELER*

Birth: 25 Oct 1827, Hamilton twp., Jackson, IN
Death: 9 Aug 1905, Leon, Decater, IA

REFERENCE: Lauri Laza, 8/98 Descendant Chart of subject.

MARRIED: Jackson Co IN Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stults, 1996, p 501. Home 9/99. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

CENSUS: 1850 Jackson, IN--Fam. # 31 William Wheeler 22, farmer IN; Eliza J 22 IN.--Viewed: SLC, 10/99.

Spouse: Eliza Jane PARKER
Death: abt 1855
Marr: 15 Aug 1849, Jackson, IN
Other spouses: Sarah Elizabeth CORNETT, Mary McDOUGLE

(3) 1.1.7b Dr. William Clark WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth CORNETT
Birth: 1837, IN
Death: 1880, Pleasonton, Decater, IA
Marr: 9 Dec 1856, Jackson, IN

Children: Albert (1859-1955)
M. C. (~1862-)
John W. (~1864-1864)
James R. (~1865-)
Cordelia "Della" (1866-1931)
William (~1875-1875)

Other spouses: Eliza Jane PARKER, Mary McDOUGLE

(4) 1.1.7b.1 Albert WHEELER

Birth: 20 Nov 1859, Jackson, IN
Death: 24 May 1955, Decater, Decater, IA

(4) 1.1.7b.2 M. C. WHEELER

Birth: abt 1862, IN

(4) 1.1.7b.3 John W. WHEELER

Birth: abt 13 May 1864
Death: 10 Jun 1864, Pleasonton, Decater, IA

(4) 1.1.7b.4 James R. WHEELER

Birth: abt 1865, IN

(4) 1.1.7b.5 Cordelia "Della" WHEELER

Birth: 27 Oct 1866, Salt Creek Twp, Jackson, IN
Death: 2 Oct 1931
Burial: Davis Cem., Decater, IA

CHILDREN: 1) Orren Daniel CRAIG (17 Mar 1885- 2 Jun 1956) m Nellie HENDERSON (d abt 1945); 2) Percy Edward CRAIG (16 Aug 1887 d 26 Oct 1972) md #1 abt 1908 Minnie BENNETT (13 Mar 1891-27 Mar 1936), #2 26 Oct 1938 Gertrude Margaret {JOHNSON} KAESTNER (2 Apr 1896-Dec 1975); 3) Lola Thriece CRAIG (16 Mar 1890-5 Feb 1943); 4) William Clark CRAIG (6 Mar 1892-8 Jan 1956) m Crystal MILLER (abt 1896-abt 1920); #5 Lottie CRAIG (14 Sep 1894-) md Ed DOWNEY (1 Aug 1892-May 1967); #6 Madge Esabee CRAIG (10 Oct 1896-2 Feb 1981) md 29 Nov 1914 Otis John HUBBARD (30 Jun 1890-18 Aug 1952); #7 Mamie CRAIG (29 May 1899-28 May 1901); #8 Maggie Keota CRAIG (10 Mar 1902-June 1984) md #1 Tom DARNOLD, #2 Wayne HARTLEY; #9 Albert Harry CRAIG (14 Sep 1905-22 Aug 1982) m #1 1929 Evelyn Eldean CRESWELL (d 2 May 1990). #2 1948 Velma ----, #3 m 1970 Geneva (d 1976).

Spouse: Orren Leroy CRAIG
Birth: 16 Mar 1864, Davis City, Decater, IA
Death: 6 Jan 1936
Burial: Davis Cem., Decater, IA
Marr: abt 1884

(4) 1.1.7b.6 William WHEELER

Birth: abt 3 Mar 1875
Death: 1 Dec 1875, Pleasonton, Decater, IA

(3) 1.1.7c Dr. William Clark WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Mary McDOUGLE
Marr: 23 Mar 1881
Other spouses: Eliza Jane PARKER, Sarah Elizabeth CORNETT

(2) 1.2 Alvin WHEELER

Birth: abt 1790, New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Death: 9 Aug 1886, Jackson, IN
Burial: Freetown Cem, Jackson, IN

DEATH: Listed in Jackson, IN Obituaries--1886 Wheeler, Alvin, died at Freetown, Mon., Aug. 9, aged 98 years. Funeral at Freetown yesterday. (Tues., Aug. 11-S)

MARRIED: Sarah------; Children: Nehemiah, Oral H.

IDENTIFICATION: Letters written in 1860/1 identify him as brother to Orrel WHEELER contrary to printed in History of Jackson Co., IN which states there is no relationship between Alvin and Nehemiah's families. Census records say he was born in VT. Names given to children through the years are same names in both lines in many cases.

BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 109. Census also gives same names of the two children (ages 13 and 15). OCCUPATION: Cooper

Spouse: Sarah (WHEELER)
Birth: abt 1798, MA
BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 109.

Children: Orrel H. (1835-)
Nehemiah (1837-)

(3) 1.2.1 Orrel H. WHEELER

Birth: 1835, IN
BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 109. Spouse: Matilda Jane BROWN
Marr: 22 Nov 1860, Jackson, IN

(3) 1.2.2 Nehemiah WHEELER

Birth: 1837, IN
BIRTH & CENSUS: 1850 IN, Hamilton Twp. p 109.

(2) 1.3 Clark WHEELER

Birth: abt 1792, CT
Death: bef 1824, Hamilton, OH
DEATH: Abstract of Bok 1 and Book A Probate Record 1791-1826 Hamilton, OH

(2) 1.4 Hulda WHEELER

Birth: abt 1798, CT/VT

MARRIED: Husband listed as David CORDALL in Nehemiah's estate records. Not to be confused with Hulda M. Wheeler (1824-1888) m. Samuel SMITH 20 Nov 1840. This Hilda M. Wheeler was d/o Alvin Wheeler and Sarah. This Alvin Wheeler was decended from a very old New England Family, Capt Isaac Wheeler and wife Sarah from Concord MA. (Ruddick Family in America p.184-185.) Marriage Records, Jackson Co., IN. Oct 1983. p 71--copy in binder

Spouse: David CORDALL
Marr: 20 Nov 1840, Jackson, IN

(2) 1.5a James T. WHEELER*

Birth: 15 Jul 1803, West Haven, Rutland, VT
Death: 2 Jun 1885, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Burial: Shenandoah ValCm, Amador, CA
Occ: Cooper; Land Owner; Farmer

BIRTH: Shenandoah Valley Cem. tombstone Inscription gives 1802 in VT. --Amador Co Hist. by Sargent 1927. Birthplace, The Rutland Family History,

MARRIAGE: #1 marriage to Drusilla BROWN not listed in Index to early IN marriages through 1850 (³likely married in OH², comment by hah, as Wheeler family nr. Cincinatti, OH in 1813 since brother of James had a child born then. Family migrated to IN hah together.); Brown Cemetery, Hamilton Twp. p 103-104. Tombstone records. Hist. and Gene Records pertaining to Jackson Co., IN. Vol 1, DAR, 1952; p 103-103. Tombstone records. Pltd Forum, 6/93. #2 marriage listed per Marriage Records of Jackson Co. 1817-1851, p 189 --Portland Forum Lib 3/92--James WHEELER m Julita COX Sept. 4,1831, d/o William and Ann COX of VA. She was a Quaker and was disowned for marrying WHEELER. REF: The Ruddick Family in America, John W. Hanneman; p 188. SLC 1/98. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

DEATH: 81 yrs. Hist. and Gene Records pertaining to Jackson Co., IN. Vol 1, DAR, 1952; p 103-103. Tombstone records. 5 Jan 1833. REF: Amador Dispatch, 21 Jan 1893 p. 5. Photocopy in binder. 2/01.

LAND: Sold 160 acres of land in twp 7 in Amador Co., CA NOTE: Several other land transactions shown in family binder. hah

CENSUS: 1820--IN Census Index for IN lists no James WHEELER in Jackson CO. 1830--Census Index lists a James WHEELER in Jackson Co. p 492 CENSUS: 1840--Census Index lists a James Wheeler in Jackson NTL p 53. Males 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30; females 2 10-15, 1 20-30, 1 70-80.
1850--Jackson Co, Redding Twp--#2873, 9/7, p 132 Frame 517-528; James Wheeler 47 Farmer $300 Vermont, Julia A. Wheeler 41 IN; Mary Bell 9, IN; Mary Bacon, 6, IN; William Sweeney 7, IN--ref 1850 Jackson Co., In Fed Census by Stults Computer Serv., Dannville In 1988. CENSUS: 1860 CA Amador Twp #6. hh 2014 fan
1860--IN Census: James 57 Vt; farmer/mill owner 5000/2900, Luretta 50 TN, Mary A. Bell 18 IN, Mary Bacon 16 IN, Collema Gaddy* 9 CA, Anthony Hall 14 IW (foster children listed here, do not know where Juliather is, hah.)
1870--CA Amador Drytown--p 418 #61 James T Wheeler 66 M W Farmer $500 $500 VA, Juliather 60 F W Hkpr TN.--SCPL
1880--CA Amador Co., Fiddletown--listed with the family of William J. Matthews--James Wheeler 76 father-in -Law cooper VT CN CN, Julia Ann 70 mother-in-law hkpr TN VA VA. *A Mr. Gaddy 32 trader b. IN was listed in the Wm Call household # 2013 (between James' and son Stephen's households) along with a Julia WHEELER 10/12 b CA and of course Wm Call 24 laborer $150 personal prop. b IN. In household # 2015 resided: Charles Gifford 30 farmhand Ire., James C. Bell 19 farmhand IL; Pat Laurence 35 farmhand Ire. (Could these two residences be workers for James WHEELER and living in his separate quarters?

RELATIONSHIP: Chosen as gdn of over 14 yrs. minor children of Elnathan WHEELER, his brother--Jacob and James WHEELER, Bk 3 p 33 13 Nov 1843--10 Aug 1847 (close of estate).
James WHEELER and Hugh BROWN were named as seconds to administer probate of Jehu MARSHALL 2 Nov 1829, Jackson Co., Probate Order Book #1, Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Jackson Co. Special p 36. SLC 1/96. Apparently reared Anthony Hall b abt 1846, IA m 1873 Sarah M. POE and had Ella Hall, 1874, Jane Hall 1877, and Sarah Hall, 1879. Possibly William Hall b 1836, KY, was a brother of Anthony, lived near Wheeler families in 1860. REF: Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Col., CA 1854-1904. 1

LAND PATENT: Patentee: JAMES WHEELER, CALIFORNIA. Acres: 120.71. Issue Date: 10/1/1880. Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392). Document Nr.: 1191. Accession/Serial Nr.: CACAAA 055396. BLM Serial Nr.: CACAAA 055396.

LAND PATENT: Patentees: JOHN F BRADSHAW, JAMES T WHEELER. State: CALIFORNIA. Acres: 20. Issue Date: 6/24/1875. July 26, 1866: Mineral Patent-Placer (15 Stat. 251). Document Nr.1381. Accession/Serial Nr. CACAAA 060123. BLM Serial Nr. CACAAA 060123

(SOURCE: (6/02)

RESIDENCE: Born in Vermont; migrated to OH; then on to Rockford, Jackson Co, IN; a little town that was known as main trading center between Brownstown and Jonesville and all ports north due to its location on the river. It became terminal for flat-boat transportation of crops. Wheeler arrived here (*registered stockmark 30 Jan 1825; purchased 80 acres nr. Rockford to farm Dec. 1825) and by 1833 was operating a saloon. Ref: COMPOSITE HISTORY OF JACKSON, CO., IN, V 1 p 59, copy in binder. Seymour P. L. 5/93 Hanner

*STOCK MARKS, Jackson Co, 1817-1838, contributed by Bernice Sallee Martin: "In early days there were few fences, and hogs roamed at will through the woods to fatten on beech mast and acorns. it was therefore necessary to have some system of marking as proof of ownership. To avoid duplication and to protect themselved in case a question arose concerning ownership, the settlers registered their marks with the County Recorder. Even in Territorial days, hog raising was important enough that laws were made providing punishment for the thefe of hogs, alteration of marks, and failure to report strays." This from Book #1 Record of Marks lista James Wheeler 30 Jan 1825.--REF: copy in binder, fische #6049732--FHC by Laura Laza, 4/98 .

RESIDENCE and OCCUPATION: James and Juliatha resided in IN for 20 years, where his occupation from Feb 1834 was owner of a general merchandise store which he expanded the next year, and served as postmaster from 1835; by 1840 he had established a saloon; in 1847-48 he and nine others formed the "Madison & Brownstown Turnpike Company." Then migrated in Mar-Oct 1852 to CA and with son Stephen Clark and thirteen others, to estab. the Wheeler Gold Mine (on the family ranch property) near Puckertown (now Plymouth). Ref: The Composite History of Jackson Co., IN, Turner Pub, 1991.--Seymour Pub Lib. 5/93. & The Ruddick Family in America, John W. Hanneman; p 188. SLC 1/98.

RESIDENCE and OCCUPATION: "In 1833, James WHEELER, now in CA [after 1854], kept a grocery store (in Rockford). The store that Wheeler kept would now be called a saloon. Rockford was a point from whence the natives used to embark in flat-boats with port and corn for the distant South. . . . Rockford dwindled down to a few whiskey shops and an occasional harbor for counterfeiters and gamblers. . . in the winter of 1864. This was in the new town, for the old town on the river bank had gone down long before, and the port houses had been removed to the new town. The river has encroached upon the old town location, so that the old site of Kester's pork house and the old grocery stands are now washed away, and what the river failed to obliterate incendiary fires have effected. At this time but two old huts remain of what was once the famous old town of Rockford."--ref: History of Jackson County, IN, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1886. !LAND: Copies of several land deed; map shows location of lots purchased in Rockford IN, others--grantee, grantor copied and in binder. 1/96 SLC.

WESTWARD: J. T. WHEELER was listed as arriving on a steamer via Isthmus from New Orleans, 19 Feb 1849. REF: Libra Martina Spinazze¹s Index to the Argonauts of California, Charles Warren Haskins, 1975, p 479. SLC 10/99.

Extracted from Amador County History published by the Amador County Federation of Women's Clubs, April 1927: Amador City--Amador City is situated on the Mother Lode, where it is intersected by Amador Creek, seven miles north of Jackson. It was mined soon after the discovery of gold. Some men from Oregon built two cabins and mined all winter. This was in '48.

James Wheeler, and a party of four, built a double cabin in the fall of '49, on the spot where the Spring Hill mill was afterwards built. Some men from Virginia alo built a cabin and kept a stock of goods as a side line. Old timers mention W. H. Mitchell, William Lesaw, J. A. Tucker, Joseph Wright, Silas Reed, Rev. Ashley, and a man named Wilson, as men who mined here in '49, as well as at Amador Crossing, where the first gold was found. This wa near the Groton ranch.

EARLY SETTLER: Listed along with son Stephen C. as one of the first real settlers in the valley, resided in the Pine Grove area of Shenandoah Valley, Amador, CA. (had 40 acres in 1849 then returned to IN in preparation to move family.) Listed as a merchant and miner.

RESIDENCE: Born in Vermont; migrated to OH; then on to Rockford, Jackson Co, IN; a little town that was known as main trading center between Brownstown and Jonesville and all ports north due to its location on the river. It became terminal for flat-boat transportation of crops. Wheeler arrived here (registered stockmark 30 Jan1825; purchased 80 acres nr. Rockford to farm DEc. 1825) and by 1833 was operating a saloon. Ref: COMPOSITE HISTORY OF JACKSON, CO., IN, V 1 p 59, copy in binder. Seymour P. L. 5/93

FOSTER PARENTS: He and second wife, Julianther, raised a foster daughter--Mary Ann BELL who married *William J. MATTHEWS, a laborer in the Hooper quartz mill at Plymouth in 1880. She had a twin brother who was killed in the Civil War, and several other brothers and sisters. Some who were raised by the Wheelers. Called ³Parents-in-law in the W. M Matthews household in 1880 Census.

*In 1879, W. J. Matthews owned 150 acres in Oleta (formerly Fiddletown, later Plymouth) CA.[2]

PROPERTY: #3 Wheeler, J.T. Pine Grove Merchant & Miner b NH to CA and Co 1849 owned 40 acres. in Patrons Directory of Amador Co, 1881. Owned 150 acres in Oleta(formerly Fiddletown, later plymouth) CA.[2]

LAND:13 Aug 1864, James Wheeler property to Gueseppe Giannini--grist mill and quartz mill, including land located on south bank of Indian Creek known as Mountain Mill and butted by Wheeler, Potter and Glazier. Tun by power; contains to run of stone for grinding grain and four stamps for crushing quartz. REF: [1]

TIDBIT: 1867-69--Wheeler Diggings, a mining camp on Sutter Creek, North Fork, furnished employment for years to a number of men. --ref p 216 Hist of Amador Co, Mason. James Wheeler brought a 7' long 16" wide long tom for his placer mine digs from Sacramento--an improvement over the rocker but was rideculed by conservative miners at first. Then it was used for a year until displaced by a string of sluices to earn out of poorer dirt. Then quartz mining gained majority of interest. --page 218 ibid. I 1903 the old Wheeler mine was being called the Ivanhoe. WHEELER in 17 Apr. 1856, had interest in a grist mill located on north side of Indian Creek in Fiddletown (Plymouth) area on edge of tract known as Wheeler's ranch, 160 acres. Son Stephen C. purchased land adjacent to that of the tract known as Wheeler's ranch, 19 Jan 1859. REF The Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co., 1854-1904, p 6. SLC 1/98 I located property in Plymouth, CA in 1989--[I took snapshots of grounds, now a winery. See binder, H.A.H.]

REF: From, RUDDICK Family in America, John W. Hanneman; For James, it mentions that he was ³born 15 July 1803 in Westhaven, VT, that he registered his stockmark at the Jackson co, IN courthouse 30 Jan 1825, that on Dec 20 of that year he purchased 80 a near Rockford, IN; he married Drucilla Brown (born 9 May 1802 in KY), dau of Jacob Brown one of the first settlers in Hamilton township.

Drucilla died 13 Dec 1830; James married Juliatha Cox 4 Sept 1831 and was disowned (which I take to mean she was dismissed because she married a Non-Quaker from the way it is worded here).

18 Feb 1834 James purchased lot in Rockford and opened a general merchandise store.

June 1835 he bought out trading company of "PC and GG Parker" and became postmaster of Rockford that year

1840 established a saloon

1847-1848 he and nine others formed "Madison and Brownstown Turnpike Company"

Goldrush--left his store with his son 1849 est a mine seven miles north of Jackson, California, returned to IN next spring and then to CA again 1851 returned to IN to sell out and take his family to CA

15 people went: James and Juliatha, Stephen and wife Mary Ellen, their dau Laura, Martin Gaddy and wife Mary, their dau Coloma, orphans Mary Ann Bell and Mary Ann BAcon, John Ruel Pitman, four others-left Rockford 20 Mar 1852. (their journey plotted)

James mined near Puckertown (now Plymouth) built a four-stamp mill and produced $30,000 in three months, bought land in Amador county CA names all their (James and wives) children and their spouses and some of their granchildren...³

Spouse: Drucilla BROWN
Birth: 9 May 1802, KY
Death: 13 Dec 1830, Hamilton, Jackson, IN
Father: Jacob BROWN (~1778-1840)
Mother: (BROWN) (-1813)

Was 28 yrs when died, of English descent -- Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co. ref with her husband's bio. Ref: Cemetery records of Jackson, IN, next reference.

IDENTIFICATION: Father's will left the infant heirs of Drusilla, wife of James WHEELER, the sum of one dollar in will dated 3 Nov 1838, of Jackson Co. IN.(Copy in binder.) 11/95

MARRIAGE: Tombstone records, Brown Cem., Hamilton Twp., Hist & Gene Records pertaining to Jackson Co., IN Vol 1, DAR p 1952; Pltd Forum 6/93.

BIRTH: Ibid (Cannot be daughter of Margaret Lux if the cemetery records are correct.

Marr: abt 1825
Children: Elizabeth (1826-)
Stephen Clark (1828-1910)
Mary (1830-1852)
Other spouses: Juliatha COX

(3) 1.5a.1 Elizabeth WHEELER

Birth: 1826, IN

IDENTIFICATION: The Ruddick Family in America, p 188. 9/97.

Spouse: John ADAMS

MARRIAGE: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

Marr: 11 Mar 1846, Jackson, IN

(3) 1.5a.2 Stephen Clark WHEELER

Birth: 14 Nov 1828, Rockford, Jackson, IN
Death: 31 Jan 1910, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA
Burial: Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA
Occ: Miller; Placer Miner; Farmer; Educator
Educ: Indiana Public Schools

BIRTH: 1850 Census, D.C., bio as listed. Ref: Bio in History of Amador Co., Thompson and West; MF 115 R3 Book 597, Sutro Library, So. San Francisco.

BIO: Extracted from Amador County History published by the Amador County Federation of Women's Clubs, April 1927:


"S. C. Wheeler and wife crossed the plains in '52 and settled in Plymouth, residing there more than 50 years. Mr. Wheeler was an educator himself, and five daughters became school teachers--Mrs. L. E. Hinkson, who crossed the plains with her parents and now resides in Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Julia Downey, service and welfare worker during and after the war; Mary D. Wheeler, special teacher in the Oakland schools for 31 years; Ella W. Wise, deceased, for 15 years a teacher in Amador, and Mabel Wheeler, wife of Bon Breese of Oakland. The five Wheeler sons lived most of their lives in Amador. A grandson, Berthal Downey, won laurels as a musician during the World War. He was chief musician of 162nd Infantry, 41st Division, and received a diploma of honor from the French Government for having the best American Band in France, won by contest in Paris and Caumont. Mr. Downey has two fine bands in Southern California. The Fada Radio Co.'s Band of 18 men broadcasts each Friday night from KNX Hollywood. He has been director for eight years of Whittier's Municipal Band. His 15-year-old son, Berthal, plays 1st French horn in both bands. Mr. Downey was born in Placerville and reared in Amador County, his mother, Julia Wheeler Downey, being a native of Amador."

MARRIAGE: 1850 Census, Newspaper clip of 60th, marriage record from IN. & Marriage Records, Jackson Co., IN. Oct 1983, p 71--copy in binder Married 60 years. Date Verified--Marriage Rec. of Jackson Co, IN 1817-1851 p 222--Mary Ellen Thompson m Stephen C . Wheeler 18 Feb 1850.--Forum Lib. Portland 3/92. ALSO: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

DEATH: DC in possession of Helen Hill, Vancouver, WA; death due to "dibility result of old age and chronic malaria." Buried in Felton Cem. see photo of tombstone in binder. 81-2-17

Obit: published 1 Feb 1910, Santa Cruz Surf. p 5 Col 5: Death of Stephen Clark Wheeler: Stephan Clark Wheeler, a California pioneer who has resided in California for fifty-eight years died yesterday at his home in Felton where he has lived the past three years and where his daughter teaches school. The deceased was 82 years of age, and a native of Indiana. page 5, column 6: Wheeler: In Felton,Jan. 31, 1910. Stephaen Clark Wheeler, an native of Indiana, 82 years, 2 months, [can't read#] days. The funeral of the deceased will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) from late residence at Felton. Internment in Felton Cemetary. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98

CENSUS: 1850 Census--listed at Vernon Twp, Jackson Co., IN.--#1016 Stephen Wheeler 21 Miller IN, Md within year; Mary E. 16 IN. --5/93, Jackson Co Pub Lib, Seymour IN.

1860--CA Amador Twp #6 p 424--hh 2012, fam 1858: Wheeler S. C. 31 m farmer $600 $400 Ind; Mary E. 36 f Ind; Laura 9 f Ind; James M. 7 m CA; Norman 2 m CA.

1870 Census--CA Amador Fiddletown Stephen C. 41 farmer 800 400 IN, Mary E. 36 hkpr IN; Laura E. 19 IN; James A. 17 CA; Norman E 12 CA; Julia J 10 CA; Orpha E 8 CA; William 5 CA;Arthur A. 3 CA.

1880 Census--CA Amador, Fiddletown, Stephen C. 51 farmer IN VT IN; Mary E. 46 hkpr IN VA KY; James N. 27 laborer CA; Ella O. 17 CA; Wm H. L. 15 CA; Arthur E. 12 CA; Stephen C 8 CA; Mary D 6 CA; Elizabeth M 3 CA.

1900 Census--(He was the enumerator! have copy with his signature)-- Amador Twp #9, E.D. #9, S. C. WHEELER, Nov 1828, 71, 50 (in state) IN, VT, KY farmer; Mary E. Mar 1834, 66, (10/10 living children) IN, VA, KY; James N. Apr 1853 47 CA farmer; Arthur A. Sep 1867 32 CA laborer; Mary D. Dec1873 26 CA teacher; Mable E. Aug1877 22 CA teacher.

1910 Census-- Santa Cruz--Stephen Clark has died in January. Found Mary Ellen (wife) with daughter in CA with son Arthur.

LAND: Owned 300 acres in Oleta (fromerly Fiddletown, later Plymouth, CA, 1879.[2]

ORGANIZATIONS: Founding chairman of the Pioneers of Shenandoah Valley area June 13, 1885.[1]; p 16. SLC 1/98.

CIVIC acativities: School trustee for thirty-four years as of 22 Apr 1898. REF ibid p 54. Grand Jury Duty, 1901 -- have several listings from Amador newspaper per REF[1]

Served two terms on Co. Board of Educatio , Amador Co., CA. REF; Native Daughters of Golden West application #236, Roster 52, Reel #18 Sutro Library, ILL, 9/99.

OCCUPATION: First resided in El Dorado Co. for 15 years, mining; a farmer, miner, miller, school board member in Plymouth area (Twp #5); settled on 165 acres of land in 1852, farm is now a winery abt 2 miles east of Plymouth. See picture in binder--1989

TIDBIT: In 1875 he was assess fora ditch conveying water to a ten-stamp quartz mill on his property. The Wheeler Ditch, carrying water from the South Fork of the Cosumnes, crossed highway at the intersection of E16 and the Shenandoah-Fiddletown Road, ran through a twelve-foot high flume into a ditch south of the present D'Agostini ranch home, then into Blood Gulch, thence through John Sharp ranch to the Stephen Wheeler mill. [1]; p 64. SLC 1/98.

Have letter to the CA State Librarian in his handwriting telling of his trip across the plains --left home near Rockford, IN 10 March 1852, crossed Mississippi R. at Quincy IL to St. Jo, crossed Missouri R. and arrived at Amador Co. 1 Oct 1852. Came over Immigrant Trail according to daughter, Laura's obituary Came to CA overland, ox team via "Kit Carson's" Trail 1852--Ina Wheeler Bellotti, Plymouth, CA - June 1989.

Spouse: Mary Ellen THOMPSON
Birth: 8 Mar 1834, Jeffersonville, Clark, IN
Death: 29 Mar 1919, Santa Cruz, CA
Burial: 29 Mar 1919, Felton Cem., Felton, Santa Cruz, CA
Father: Benjamin THOMPSON (1792-)
Mother: Nancy May McCLINTOCK (~1799-1880)

BIRTH: Census, D.C.

MARRIED: 60 years. Date Verified--Marriage Rec. of Jackson Co, IN 1817-1851 p 222--Mary Ellen Thompson m Stephen C .Wheeler 18 Feb 1850.--Forum Lib. Portland 3/92. REF: Amador Dispatch 5-12-99

CENSUS: 1910 Soundex, Santa Cruz CA--Mary E. Wheeler , mother, 76, IN, in home of Arthur Wheeler.

Died of "heart trouble." 85-0-21. Member of Christian Church 72 yrs.-- REF: Amador Dispatch--4-18-19

DEATH: Death Certificate death due to "heart decompensation" contributed to by "senility."; 1919 #934 415; State of California Dept of Health Services; certified copy in possession of Helen Hill, Vancouver WA. Tombstone in Felton Cem, Felton CA, see photo. Obit: As published April 3, 1919 in the Santa Cruz Surf And Superior California Farmer p.5/c.3 ELLEN THOMPSON WHEELER Wheeler- At Felton, March 29, 1919 Mary Ellen Wheeler, aged 85 years, 21 day. A native of Indiana. REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98

Marr: 21 Feb 1850, Reddington, Jackson, IN3

Children: Laura Edith (1851-1930)
James Nelson (1853-1942)
Benjamin Clark (1856-1857)
Norman Everett (1858-1946)
Juliather Jane (1859-1935)
Orpha "Ella" Ellen (1862-1909)
William Henry (1865-1918)
Arthur Alvin (1867-1955)
Stephen Cecil (1871-1923)
Mary "Mamie" Drusilla (1873-1969)
Elizabeth "Mab" Mabel (1876-~1968)

(4) 1.5a.2.1 Laura Edith WHEELER

Birth: 8 Feb 1851, Newry, Jackson, IN
Death: 16 Aug 1930, Crow, Lane, OR
Burial: Laurel Hill Cem, Eugene, Lane, OR
Occ: Homemaker
Educ: Was Once A Teacher
Reli: Prob. Christian Church

BIRTH: Obituary; Laurel Hill Cemetery, Block 7 Row 6 Lot 7, Space 2 lists Laura E. HINKSON b 8 Feb 1851 d 16 Aug 1930; next to her husband. !Was 6 mo old when parents came by ox train to CA from IN. Attended schools in Plymouth,CA

MARRIAGE: Obituary;

INTERESTS:Rearing and educating her children; reading, public interest

Was a teacher in CA area for three terms, married and raised family. Moved to Elmira, OR area and lived there till her death. Member of Christian Church of Elmira. REF: her obituary.

CENSUS: See Husband's notes for earlier records. Oregon, 1920. Lane Co.-listed with dau fam. Lists age as 68, b MO. (see W. H. SALLEE's notes).

DEATH: Age-79 yrs 6 mo 8 days. Cause: Hemiplagia (paralysis of one side) with Viceral Paralysis involving bowels and bladder per Death Certificate in binder; doc by OGS -Tombstone at Laurel Hill Cemetary gives dates 1851-1930

Spouse: Nelson Cicero HINKSON
Birth: 27 Dec 1839, Potosi, Washington, MO
Death: 10 Feb 1907, Eugene, Lane, OR
Burial: Laurel Hill Cem, Eugene, Lane, OR
Father: Andrew Henry HINKSON (1806-1876)
Mother: Matilda Willet SUMMERS (1815-1851)

DEATH: doc. by OGS cemetary records No Death Certificate in the Oregon Archives--4/98.

MARRIAGE: Recorded Amador Co. Marriage Book Vol A p. 56, 1 May 1872. REF: BYU Western States Marriage Records on line.

CENSUS: 1880--Amador Co. Census--gave age as 41 (1839), born in MO, as were both parents, occupation was ³Livery². Left Amador Co abt Jun 1882, lived in Modesto, CA prior to moving to OR in 1888. 1905--OR Lane Co. Glentena twp sheet 2 page 137 Nelson C. Hinkson 65 farmer MO, Laura E. 54 IN, Nelson C. Jr. 25 farmer CA. SLC 1/92

Came to CA in 1849 to the Shenandoah Valley, Amador Co.; proprieter of Volcano Livery Stable, Stage and Express Office, (have picture from History of Amador Co.) livery business and a miner in CA; moved briefly to Modesto, Stanislaus, CA in 1882; in 1888 on to OR, obtained a homestead, became a rancher in the Alma (near Elmira) area of Lane Co.

OCCUPATIONS: Propritor and partner os livery stable, stage and espress office; miner in CA. [2] In OR was a rancher-farmer

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Plymouth Hook and Ladder Co., No 1--6 1/2 yrs.--copy of certificate dated 22 Nov 1875, in possession of Helen Hill. Regular member of Amador Co Soc of CA Pioneers.

Mbr. of Drytown Lodge 171, F. & A. M., withdrew 28 Jun 1882. Moved to Modesto, CA, and was Supt of Masonic Cem, Modesto, CA; then moved to Oregon in 1888.

Excellent book (on microfilm) with good background on Washington well as a good briefing on Potosi, MO--Goodspeed Pub Co., History of Franklin , Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, Glasconde Counties, p 459-535. Sutro Library, So. San Francisco.

Marr: 1 May 1872, Shenandoah Val, Amador, CA
Children: Mary Ethel (1873-1944)
Andrew "Henry" (1875-1950)
Nelson Clair (1879-1934)
Laura Ellen "Nell" (1881-1959)

(4) 1.5a.2.2 James Nelson WHEELER

Birth: 29 Apr 1853, Drytown, Amador, CA
Death: 1942
Burial: Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA
NEVER married.

RESIDENCE & OCCUPATION: a farmer in Felton. Listed as at WHEELER family residence, 80 Broadway, Santa Cruz. REF: 1921 City Directory.

(4) 1.5a.2.3 Benjamin Clark WHEELER

Birth: 10 Aug 1856
Death: 3 Mar 1857, Fiddletown, Amador, CA
Burial: Shenandoah ValCm, Plymouth, Amador, CA

DEATH: Jackson, IN Obituaries 1854-1880, Jonette K. Johnaon, SLC 1/96. Listed in Obituaries of Jackson IN--1857 Wheeler Benjamin Clark, died near Fiddletown, Calif., on March 3, infant son of S.C. & May Wheeler, aged 6 mos. & 23 days. (April 24, --R.H.)

(4) 1.5a.2.4 Norman Everett WHEELER

Birth: 5 Feb 1858, Mendocino, CA
Death: 22 Feb 1946

MARRIED: Emma WHEELER (no relation), 4 Jul 1886, Eldorado CA., four children. He was a freighter in the mts. for many years; then worked in a store for 14 years. Later joined sons in a general merchantile business in Plymouth. Was constable in Apr 1907 .
ORGANIZATIONS: Officer and member of the NSGW Parlor # 48, Jan, 1891.
REF: The Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co.. CA 1854-1904; p 16. SLC 1/98.

RESIDENCE: Lived (listed as a farmer) on opposite side of Jonathan SALLE then parents on the 1900 Amador Co. Census. Had children Verne E., Viola L., Lester A., Alda A. Later moved to Mendocino CA and farmed.

CHILDREN: Verne m Katherine "Kate" VAIRA a teacher; owned a store in Plymouth for years had three daughters; Viola m Harold ANDREASON div.; Lester m Ina (CHAMBERLAIN); LESTER had son, he later m Ina Bellotti, my ref. at Plymouth 1988--Alda Alena m 8 Feb 1921 Jabes NINNIS had no children. REF: The Shanendoah Valley Area of Amador Co. CA 1854-1904 by Elsie Dixon 1976

Spouse: Emma WHEELER
Birth: 19 Jul 1863
Death: 5 Jan 1945
Burial: City Cem., Plymouth, Amador, CA
Father: Noah G WHEELER (~1832-~1903)
Mother: Hannah EHAT (1845-~1915)
Father: S aid to be no relationship between families.
Marr: 4 Jul 1886, El Dorado, CA

(4) 1.5a.2.5 Juliather Jane WHEELER

Birth: 14 Nov 1859, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 1935
Burial: Felton Cem., Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

MARRIED: #1 Benjamin DOWNEY, 20 Aug 1879, San Andres CA, one son; #2 Harold Miller.

OCCUPATION: A service and welfare worke during W.W. I.

Son, Berthal DOWNEY, was W.W.I chief musician, 162 Infantry, 41st Div. Had two bands later. Born in Placerville.

Spouse: Benjamin DOWNEY
Marr: 20 Aug 1879, San Andres, CA
(4) 1.5a.2.6 Orpha "Ella" Ellen WHEELER

Birth: 25 Feb 1862, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 2 Aug 1909
Burial: Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

MARRIED: William E. WISE, 21 Jul 1894, Alma, OR, three children (Hazel, a teacher, m Elsworth LEACH, Grace , and Tillie ). teacher in Amador Co, 15 years.

Spouse: William WISE
Marr: 21 Jul 1894, Alma, Lane, OR

(4) 1.5a.2.7a William Henry WHEELER*

Birth: 4 Jan 1865, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 1 Feb 1918, Dunsmuir, CA
Burial: Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

MARRIED: #1: Santa Cruz Sentinel; May 3, 1879; Marriage Wheeler-Post: At the residence of the bride's mother, Watsonville, April 28, 1879 by Rev. F.L. Nash. William H. Wheeler, proprietor of the Transcript, to Miss. Nellie T. Post. (She died of childbirth complications in SFo, REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98 #2: 29 Apr 1896 Lottie VALOW of Australia (or Lillian VOTAW of Oleta) - no children. Died of pneumonia. -- Amador Ledger 2-22-1897.

RESIDENCE: Moved to Santa Clara Co 1905. Listed in the San Francisc City Directory 1889-1901: ³William H. Wheeler, Journalist, 2614 Polk St., SFO 1889. REF: 7/17/2000

DEATH: Santa Cruz Surf Feb. 4, 1918 Death: Wheeler- in Santa Cruz, Feb. 1, 1918, William Wheeler, aged 53 years 23 days, a native of Plymouth, Cal. REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98

Spouse: Lillia VOTAW
Father: C. J. VOTAW
Marr: 29 Apr 1896, Amador, CA
Other spouses: Nellie T. POST

(4) 1.5a.2.7b William Henry WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Nellie T. POST
Death: 28 Feb 1882, Santa Cruz, CA

MARRIAGE: Santa Cruz Sentinel;May 3, 1879; Marriage: Wheeler-Post: At the residence of the bride's mother, Watsonville, April 28, 1879 by Rev. F.L. Nash. William H. Wheeler, proprietor of the Transcript, to Miss. Nellie T. Post. REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98

DEATH: She died the same day as her son was born. Santa Cruz Sentinel March 4, 1882: * Birth-- Wheeler- In San Francisco, February 28, to the wife of William H. Wheeler, a son. same paper, same date: *Death Wheeler- In San Francisco, February 28, after a short illness, Nellie, wife of William H. Wheeler. Santa Cruz Sentinel March 11, 1882 *Death article: Mrs. Wheeler went to San Francisco February 27th. She enjoyed the ride to the city very well, but began to suffer great pain during the ride in the street cars. After lying down and resting, she felt better and went over to the house, expressing herself well pleased with it. She again lay down, and soon vomited. A messenger was sent for Dr. Goss. Before she arrived, Mrs Wheeler went into convulsions. Dr. Goss arrived and remained all night, the convulsions continuing at intervals. Dr. Goss sent for Dr. Cannay, formerly of Santa Cruz. He arrived just as a son was born to Mrs.Wheeler. A twin brother was still born: then the cause of the convulsions was apparent. The latter foetus (sic) had been dead about a week, and mortification had already begun. After the birth of her baby Mrs. Wheeler never spoke. Wednesday she breathed her last.The physicians express the belief that her death was not hastened by her journey.-Watsonville Transcript (her husband's newspaper). REF: located, transcribed and sent by Nita Stormes ( 8/98

Marr: 28 Apr 1879, Santa Cruz, CA
Other spouses: Lillia VOTAW

(4) 1.5a.2.8 Arthur Alvin WHEELER

Birth: 16 Sep 1867, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 1955
Burial: Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA
Never married.

(4) 1.5a.2.9 Stephen Cecil WHEELER

Birth: 1 Jan 1871, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 8 Nov 1923, Felton Cem, Felton, Santa Cruz, CA

MARRIED: 10 May 1896 Alice C. CLARKE, b 23 Mar 1872 d 19 Mar 1956 , Jackson, CA, 6 children

Spouse: Alice CLARKE
Birth: 12 Mar 1872
Death: 19 Mar 1956, Jackson, OR

ORGANIZATIONS: Member and officer of the Forrest Parlor 86, NDGW 15 Jul 1898. REF: The Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co.. CA 1854-1904; p 17. SLC 1/98.

Marr: 10 May 1896
Children: Eileen M. (1897-1968)
Muriel (1900-1967)
Clark (1902-1989)
Everett C (1905-1951)
Roy D. (1908-1952)
Lorne "Babe" Edward (1911-1969)

(4) 1.5a.2.10 Mary "Mamie" Drusilla WHEELER

Birth: 28 Dec 1873, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: 1969, OR
Burial: Felton Cem, Santa Cruz, CA

Never married; taught in Amador Co. schools 1898-1904, special teacher in Oakland CA 31 years.

ORGANIZATION: Member and officer of the Plymouth Lodge # 377, IOGT, 12 Feb 1897. REF: The Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co.. CA 1854-1904; p 17. SLC 1/98.

(4) 1.5a.2.11 Elizabeth "Mab" Mabel WHEELER

Birth: 29 Aug 1876, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Death: abt 11 Oct 1968, Piedmont, Alameda, CA

MARRIED: William BREESE, a banker; teacher in Drytown 1901, Willow Springs school in 1903; teacher in Felton in 1910. Resided in Oakland for a time.

ORGANIZARION: Member of Forrest Parlor # 86 Native Daughters of the Golden West 20 Jul 1897. REF: The Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co.. CA 1854-1904; p 17. SLC 1/98.

Spouse: William BREESE

"Raymond Breese was for years County Clerk, one of the most popular officials ever in the Court House. He married a daughter of the pioneer Gibsons, who kept the wayside inn at the Bridgeport bridge near Oleta. Bon Breese, the only son, took up his father's work for a time after the latter's untimely death. Three of the four daughters were Amador teachers, and one a nurse. The family moved to Oakland where Bon Breese has an important position in the Central Bank. His wife was Mabel Wheeler of Plymouth."

REF: From History of Amador County published by the Federation of Amador County

Women's Clubs, April 1927, pp. 95-97:

(3) 1.5a.3 Mary WHEELER

Birth: 27 Sep 1830, IN
Death: 7 Nov 1852, Fiddletown, Amador, CA
Burial: Shenandoah ValCm, Amador, CA

MARRIED: Martin R. GADDY, 18 Apr 1850; REF: Marriage Records 1816-1851 Jackson, IN; Donna S. Barger, Oct.1983. SLC.
ALSO: !MARRIAGE: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01

DEATH: "The earliest grave in this cemetery (Shenandoah Valley Cemetery, Amador, CA) is for 'Mary, wife of M.R. Geddy, Died Nov. 7 1852, Aged 22 yrs l mo 10 days." REF: A Few of Our Friends, by Catherine A. Cissna and Madeline Church, 1994; p 25. SLC, 1/98.

Spouse: Martin R. GADDY
Birth: abt 1829
Burial: Shenandoah ValCm, Amador, CA

CENSUS: 1850 Vernon Twp, Jackson, IN--#108 Martin R. Geddy 21 miller wed
within year IN
Mary 20 wed within yr. IN.

Marr: 18 Apr 1850, Jackson, IN
(2) 1.5b James T. WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Juliatha COX
Birth: abt 1810, TN
Death: 9 May 1899, Plymouth, Amador, CA
Burial: Shenandoah ValCm, Amador, CA
Father: William COX (1772-)
Mother: Nancy Ann RUDDICK (1779-)

Father was William and mother Ann Cox. Her parents were both born in VA--1880 CA Census

No children --Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co. p 282

MARRIED: See note of JTW.

DEATH: 89 yrs.

RELIGION: She was Quaker but was disowned for marrying JTW. REF: The Ruddick Family in America, by John W. Hanneman, via Lewis Ruddick, Turlock, CA.

Marr: 4 Sep 1831, Jackson, IN
Other spouses: Drucilla BROWN

(2) 1.6a Orrel Hall WHEELER*

Birth: 22 May 1807, West Haven, Rutland, VT
Death: 25 Jul 1891, Newton, Jasper, IL
Occ: Carpenter (1850 Census)

MARRIED: #1 Betsey,(Elizabeth) LOVE (d/o John) 30 Mar 1830 and had 7 children. Marriage Records, Jackson Co., IN. Oct 1983, p 71--copy in binder. ALSO:!MARRIAGE: IN State Library Genealogy Div., ³U-Z², IN Marriages Through 1850. On line 5/01 #2 Catherine A. EARHART (9 May 1822-14 Oct 1899) 26 Sep 1852. DEATH: at age of 84. The Ruddick Family in America, p 189.

CENSUS:1810 --Rutland VT, with parents;
1820-- Jackson, IN with parents;
1830-- Jackson, IN p 243 Oriel Wheeler--male 1 20-30, female 1 20-30;
1840--IN Census lists him on p. 40 Jackson, NTL---Male l under 5, l 5-10, l
10-40; female l under 5, l 5-10, 1 30-40.
1850-- Jackson, IN 1007-1008--Oral Wheeler 43, Carpenter 1300, VT
Elizabeth 42 Tn;
John O. 19 IN;
Theressa E. 17 IN;
Zebulon 14 IN;
Anna M. 11 IN;
Albert 8 IN;
Braxton 6 IN. REF: Copy of 1850 Census in family binder.
1860--Effingham, Jasper, IL Census-- O. H. Wheeler 53 farmer Vermont, Catherine 49 Ohio;
Albert 17 Indiana,
Brackston 15 Indiana; J. F. Debolt 25 Ohio.

CHILDREN: REF: Jessie Johnson,

WITNESSED: Land purchased by brother James T., 19 Feb 1834, Jsackson Co., IN. REF: Copy of deal in binder.

Spouse: Elizabeth "Betsey" LOVE
Birth: abt 1807
Death: bef 1852

IDENTIFICATION: Jessie Johnson, Oak View, CA. line. 9/97d/o John LOVE and Nancy -----

Marr: 30 Mar 1830, Jackson, IN

Children: James Oliver (~1831-)
Thurza E. (1833-1856)
Zebulon Pike (1836-1869)
Anna ³Fanny³ M. (1839-1860)
Albert W. (~1842-)
Braxton (~1844-)
Other spouses: Catherine A. EARHART

(3) 1.6a.1 James Oliver WHEELER

Birth: abt 1831

MARRIAGE: Jackson Co., In Marriages (1816-1920), compiled by Carol Stultz; 1996, p 501. Home 9/99

Jackson Co., Obituaries--1887 Was this son? Wheeler, child--Freetown news--The youngest child of James Wheeler d. last Sun. of chronic diarrhea. The remains were interred in the Taylor cemetery. (Wed. Nov. 16--D)

Spouse: Mary RUDDICK
Marr: 26 Aug 1852, Jackson, IN

(3) 1.6a.2 Thurza E. WHEELER

Birth: 10 Jun 1833
Death: 10 Feb 1856
Spouse: John D. DEBOLT
Marr: IL

(3) 1.6a.3 Zebulon Pike WHEELER

Birth: 30 Jan 1836, IN
Death: 25 Mar 1869, MO
Spouse: Nancy J. DEBOLT
Marr: 1 Mar 1857, IL

(3) 1.6a.4 Anna ³Fanny³ M. WHEELER

Birth: 27 Dec 1839, IN
Death: 25 Mar 1860, IL
Spouse: Jonah F. DEBOLT
Marr: 27 Mar 1859, IL

(3) 1.6a.5 Albert W. WHEELER

Birth: abt 1842
Spouse: Julia A CARTER
Marr: 12 Nov 1872, IL

(3) 1.6a.6 Braxton WHEELER

Birth: abt 1844
(2) 1.6b Orrel Hall WHEELER* (See above)

Spouse: Catherine A. EARHART
Birth: 9 May 1822
Death: 14 Oct 1899
Marr: 26 Sep 1852
Other spouses: Elizabeth "Betsey" LOVE

1. Shenandoah Valley Area of Amador Co., CA, 1854-1904.
2. District Directory for 1879-1880, McKinney, OLETA, Cal State Library, 1999.
3. Jackson Co IN Marriage Records May 1849-Apr 1856, Book C. , p 31.
John spouse of (3) 1.5a.1
William spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.11
Drucilla spouse of (2) 1.5a
Matilda Jane spouse of (3) 1.2.1
Julia A spouse of (3) 1.6a.5
Alice spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.9
David spouse of (2) 1.4
Sarah Elizabeth spouse of (3) 1.1.7b
Juliatha spouse of (2) 1.5b
Orren Leroy spouse of (4) 1.1.7b.5
John D. spouse of (3) 1.6a.2
Jonah F. spouse of (3) 1.6a.4
Nancy J. spouse of (3) 1.6a.3
Susannah spouse of (3) 1.1.3c
Mariah spouse of (3) 1.1.3b
Benjamin spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.5
Catherine A. spouse of (2) 1.6b
Rebecca spouse of (3) 1.1.2
Martin R. spouse of (3) 1.5a.3
Therza spouse of (1) 1
Elijah spouse of (3) 1.1.6a
Andrew "Henry" child of (4) 1.5a.2.1
Blair child of (4) 1.5a.2.1
Laura Ellen "Nell" child of (4) 1.5a.2.1
Mary Ethel child of (4) 1.5a.2.1
Nelson Cicero spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.1
Nelson Clair child of (4) 1.5a.2.1
James spouse of (3) 1.1.6b
Elizabeth "Betsey" spouse of (2) 1.6a
Mary spouse of (3) 1.1.7c
James spouse of (3) 1.1.5
William spouse of (3) 1.1.1
Eliza Jane spouse of (3) 1.1.7a
Nellie T. spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.7b
Mary spouse of (3) 1.6a.1
Mary Ellen spouse of (3) 1.5a.2
Lillia spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.7a
Albert (4) 1.1.7b.1
Albert W. (3) 1.6a.5
Alvin (2) 1.2
Amaline (4) 1.1.3b.2
Anna ³Fanny³ M. (3) 1.6a.4
Arthur Alvin (4) 1.5a.2.8
Benjamin Clark (4) 1.5a.2.3
Braxton (3) 1.6a.6
Clark (2) 1.3
Clark child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
Cordelia "Della" (4) 1.1.7b.5
Eileen M. child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
Eliza (3) 1.1.1
Elizabeth (3) 1.5a.1
Elizabeth "Mab" Mabel (4) 1.5a.2.11
Elnathan (2) 1.1
Emma spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.4
Everett C child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
Hulda (2) 1.4
Jacob R. (3) 1.1.3a
James Elnathan (3) 1.1.2
James Nelson (4) 1.5a.2.2
James Oliver (3) 1.6a.1
James R. (4) 1.1.7b.4
James T. (2) 1.5a
John W. (4) 1.1.7b.3
Juliather Jane (4) 1.5a.2.5
Laura Edith (4) 1.5a.2.1
Lorne "Babe" Edward child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
M. C. (4) 1.1.7b.2
Mary (3) 1.5a.3
Mary spouse of (2) 1.1
Mary (3) 1.1.5
Mary "Mamie" Drusilla (4) 1.5a.2.10
Maryetta (4) 1.1.3a.2
Muriel child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
Nehemiah (1) 1
Nehemiah (3) 1.2.2
Norman Everett (4) 1.5a.2.4
Orpha "Ella" Ellen (4) 1.5a.2.6
Orrel H. (3) 1.2.1
Orrel Hall (2) 1.6a
Phoebe (3) 1.1.6a
Roy D. child of (4) 1.5a.2.9
Sarah spouse of (2) 1.2
Sarah A. (4) 1.1.3a.1
Stephen Cecil (4) 1.5a.2.9
Stephen Clark (3) 1.5a.2
Sylvester (3) 1.1.4
Thurza E. (3) 1.6a.2
William (4) 1.1.7b.6
William (4) 1.1.3b.1
Dr. William Clark (3) 1.1.7a
William Henry (4) 1.5a.2.7a
Zebulon Pike (3) 1.6a.3
Sally Ann spouse of (3) 1.1.3a
Mary spouse of (3) 1.1.4
William spouse of (4) 1.5a.2.6


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