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Benjamin Daggett Wheeler

Male 1789 - 1818  (29 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin Daggett Wheeler was born 10 Apr 1789, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Benjamin Wheeler and Celia Buffington); died 30 Sep 1818, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.

    Notes:

    "Benjamin D., son of Benjamin and Celia (Buffington) Wheeler, was born in Massachusetts, April 10, 1789, died September 30, 1818. He removed from his native state to New York state, settling in East Bloomfield, where he was a prominent citizen, advancing the interests of the community in which he resided. He married Deborah Reed, and they were the parents of five children, two sons and three daughters, Hannah R., Deborah, Celia B., Benjamin T., and Simeon R." [A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People, citation details below.]

    Albert Gallatin Wheeler's Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America gives Benjamin Daggett Wheeler as a son of Barnard Wheeler and Anna Goff. This is clearly a mistake:

    * Benjamin Daggett Wheeler's tombstone clearly reads "son of Benjamin and Celia Wheeler."

    * The mother of the Benjamin Wheeler who married Celia Buffington was named Hopestill Daggett.

    * The first son named in the will, made 23 Jul 1832, of the Benjamin Wheeler who married Celia Buffington, is "Benjamin D."

    Benjamin married Deborah Reed Abt 1809, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. Deborah was born Abt 1791, Massachusetts; died 2 Jun 1860, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Hannah R. Wheeler was born 17 Nov 1810; died 17 May 1908, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin Wheeler was born 7 Feb 1764, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Aaron Wheeler and Hopestill Daggett); died 6 Feb 1836, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.

    Notes:

    "Benjamin Wheeler, progenitor of the branch of the family now under consideration, was a native of Massachusetts, his birth occurring February 7, 1764. In early manhood, in 1800, accompanied by his wife and children, he removed to New York state, settling on the farm now owned by his grandson, Simeon R. Wheeler, in East Bloomfield, Ontario county, and he also erected the first grist mill in South Bloomfield. He was active and public-spirited, served in the Revolutionary war, and in all ways performed his part faithfully and conscientiously. He married, July 28, 1782, Celia Buffington, born in Massachusetts, August 26, 1762, who bore him six sons and four daughters. Benjamin Wheeler died February 6, 1836." [A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People, citation details below.]

    His tombstone describes him as "PVT, Continental Line, Rev War".

    "Benjamin Wheeler applied 1 September 1832 for a Revolutionary War pension and included in his application the family Bible record sheets which listed the names of his ten children with birth dates. Eight of these have been verified in the vital records of Rehoboth and Dighton, Massachusetts; the last two are unrecorded elsewhere. His pension was granted and later his widow, Celia, drew her allotment. He deposed that in the spring of 1777, age 13, he entered the service of his country as a substitute for his brother, Simeon. His first assignment was as a waiter in Capt. Simeon Cole's Co. of Rehoboth. Re-enlisting nine times, with terms of duty ranging from three to five months, he had attained the rank of fourth sergeant by the spring of 1781. His experiences included hospital service at New Windsor, Connecticut and Yorktown, Virginia; he was with the army at Yorktown and saw the capture of General Cornwallis (19 Oct. 1781); he saw General George Washington at Providence, West Point, and Yorktown. Mr. Elihu Morse and James Gladding, both of the town of Bristol, N. Y. attested to the truth of these statements." [Harriette M. Wheeler, citation details below, citing Compiled Military Service Record, Revolution, Benjamin Wheeler, National Archives, Washington, D.C. and claim #W 15484.]

    Benjamin married Celia Buffington 28 Jul 1782, Hornbine Church, about six miles from Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Celia was born 25 Aug 1762; died 6 Mar 1843, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Celia Buffington was born 25 Aug 1762; died 6 Mar 1843, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Aug 1762, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Benjamin and Celia Wheeler's Bible record, deposited with Revolutionary War Records, National Archives, Washington, DC, #W 15484 (as cited by Harriette M. Wheeler, citation details below) give her date of birth as 25 Aug 1762, rather than 26 Aug as shown in other sources.

    From Harriette M. Wheeler, "The Family of Benjamin and Celia (Buffington) Wheeler" (citation details below):

    [T]he question of "Who were the parents of Celia (Sela, Selia) Buffington?" has been an ever re-occurring dilemma. The only primary evidence located to date are those of her birth, 25 Aug. 1762 (her own Bible record) and the recorded marriage to Benjamin Wheeler, 28 July 1782 (Rehoboth Marriages). However, a careful scrutiny of the names given her children point to a possible ancestry. Note that she gave a place of honor to some one by naming her first child (see below), a son, Elijah Knapp Wheeler and her second, a daughter, Phebe Haskins Wheeler. Her third and fourth children received their parents' names; her fifth, Sally Mason Wheeler, includes a name repeated often in this Wheeler family; her sixth, John Harvey Wheeler, has ancestral connotations; the last four, Mason Trueman, Christopher C., Frances Jarvis, and Cyrus Stebbins Wheeler, may be clues not yet realized.

    A search of records at Taunton, Bristol Co., Mass. show there was indeed a Phebe Haskins and Elijah Knapp who were married sometime before 31 Oct. 1782 (their marriage intention or record not located). On the above date "Elijah Knapp of Taunton, cordwainer, and Phebe Knapp, wife, for 28 pounds and ten shillings paid us by Peter Haskins of Taunton, yeoman, have granted ... sold to Peter Haskins the whole of the right, title, claim ... the said Phebe Knapp has in or unto the estate of her honored father, Samuel Haskins late of Taunton deceased, intestate." Witnesses: Henry Ingalls and Henry Burt.

    The above Phebe (Haskins) Knapp was the daughter of Samuel and Joanna (Harvey) Haskins. This family is fully established in an article appearing in The American Genealogist. [Florence Harlow Barclay, "Haskins of Taunton: Samuel2, Samuel3, and Their Families." The American Genealogist 28:252, 1952; addition 30:173, 1954.]

    There is now the problem of the identity of Phebe Haskins whose marriage intention to John Bufington (sic) of Dighton is recorded 17 April 1762, and marriage recorded May 1762 in Taunton. Is this Phebe Haskins the same one found later married to Elijah Knapp? Could she have been a niece, perhaps a daughter of Peter Haskins, whose child was raised by Elijah and Phebe (Haskins) Knapp? Did Phebe Knapp sell her inheritance 31 Oct. 1782, soon after the marriage of Celia Buffington on 28 July 1782 to Benjamin Wheeler, to provide a dowry for this child? The fact remains that Celia Buffington knew and loved these people--that she used their names, as well as the name Harvey, to perpetuate their memory. Who has the missing clue?

    Children:
    1. 1. Benjamin Daggett Wheeler was born 10 Apr 1789, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 30 Sep 1818, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Aaron Wheeler was born 17 Jan 1722, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Philip Wheeler and Martha Salisbury); died 19 Mar 1800; was buried , Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 Jan 1723, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    "Rev. Aaron Wheeler served as a private in Lt. John Deyers' company.; Col. Thos. Carpenter's regiment in Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec 8 1776. Enlisted Dec 8 1776, discharged Dec 24 1776. Marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, also served as a private in Capt. Sylvanus Martin's company., Col. William's regiment. Enlisted Sept 27 1777, served one month at Tiverton, R.I." [Find a Grave page for Aaron Wheeler, citation details below.]

    Rev. married Hopestill Daggett 9 Dec 1742, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Hopestill (daughter of John Daggett and Hopestill Wood) was born 9 Jan 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 11 Jan 1798; was buried , Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hopestill Daggett was born 9 Jan 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of John Daggett and Hopestill Wood); died 11 Jan 1798; was buried , Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Benjamin Wheeler was born 7 Feb 1764, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 6 Feb 1836, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Philip Wheeler was born 4 Mar 1698, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of James Wheeler and Grizzell Squire); died 19 Sep 1765; was buried , Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Mar 1698
    • Alternate death: 27 Nov 1774

    Philip married Martha Salisbury 25 Mar 1720, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. Martha (daughter of William Salisbury and Anna Cole) was born 1698; died 14 Aug 1745, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Martha Salisbury was born 1698 (daughter of William Salisbury and Anna Cole); died 14 Aug 1745, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1699
    • Alternate death: 5 Aug 1745

    Children:
    1. 4. Rev. Aaron Wheeler was born 17 Jan 1722, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 19 Mar 1800; was buried , Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  John Daggett was born 16 Mar 1699, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Nathaniel Daggett and Rebecca Miller); died 9 Jul 1738, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Mar 1698, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    John married Hopestill Wood 15 Jun 1721, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. Hopestill (daughter of John Wood and Bethia Mason) was born 20 Feb 1699, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Hopestill Wood was born 20 Feb 1699, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of John Wood and Bethia Mason).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 11 Feb 1699, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 5. Hopestill Daggett was born 9 Jan 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 11 Jan 1798; was buried , Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.