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Benjamin Wheeler

Male 1764 - 1836  (71 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wheeler  [1
    Born 7 Feb 1764  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1836  East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I1041  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2019 

    Father Rev. Aaron Wheeler,   b. 17 Jan 1722, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1800  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Hopestill Daggett,   b. 9 Jan 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1798  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1742  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Buffington,   b. 25 Aug 1762,   d. 6 Mar 1843, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1782  Hornbine Church, about six miles from Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9, 13
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Daggett Wheeler,   b. 10 Apr 1789, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1818, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2875] Thompson Lineage, with Mention of Allied Families by William Baker Thompson. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of the Telegraph Printing Company, 1911.

    2. [S2775] The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America ed. Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr. Boston: American College of Genealogy, 1914.

    3. [S467] Find a Grave page for Benjamin Wheeler.

    4. [S560] A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People, Genealogical and Biographical by Charles F. Milliken. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911., date and state only.

    5. [S2874] History of Ontario County, New York, with Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families, by Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. George S. Conover. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason & Co., 1893., date and state only.

    6. [S2879] Harriette M. Wheeler, "The Family of Benjamin and Celia (Buffington) Wheeler as Identified Through Their Heirs." The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 30:9, Fall 1966; 30:57, Winter 1966.

    7. [S560] A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People, Genealogical and Biographical by Charles F. Milliken. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911., date only.

    8. [S2874] History of Ontario County, New York, with Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families, by Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. George S. Conover. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason & Co., 1893.

    9. [S2775] The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America ed. Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr. Boston: American College of Genealogy, 1914., date only.

    10. [S2861] Find a Grave page for Rev. Aaron Wheeler., date only.

    11. [S2862] Find a Grave page for Hopestill Daggett Wheeler.

    12. [S2872] A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family by Samuel Bradlee Doggett. Boston: Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1894.

    13. [S2874] History of Ontario County, New York, with Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families, by Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. George S. Conover. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason & Co., 1893., date only.