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John Wheeler

Male Bef 1591 - 1670  (> 76 years)


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  • Name John Wheeler  [1, 2
    Alternate birth Abt 1589  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born Bef 4 Nov 1591  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 4 Nov 1591  St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Between 28 Mar 1668 and 11 Oct 1670  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death 29 Aug 1670  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I22617  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2019 

    Father Dominick Wheeler,   b. Abt 1565,   d. 12 Jan 1616, St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Mercy Jelly,   d. Aft Dec 1615 
    Married 3 Jun 1588  St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F13613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Yeomans,   d. 15 Aug 1662, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Dec 1611  St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Henry Wheeler,   b. Bef 8 Feb 1635,   d. Bef 1696  (Age < 60 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a shearman and a barber. He belonged to the notably Puritanical church of St. Edmund's, Salisbory, over which Peter Thatcher was minister for many years.

      He was long thought to have come over with his family on the Mary and John (passenger list dated 24 Mar 1634), which seemed reasonable given that most of the emigrants on that ship inititially settled, like John Wheeler, in Newbury. But Walter Goodwin Davis pointed out that his youngest son Henry is recorded as having been baptised at St. Edmund's, Salisbury, 8 Feb 1635. And as his father's executor in 1678, Henry gave his age as 43, again placing his birth in 1635. So it's far likelier that the John Wheeler on the Mary and John passenger list was someone else of the same name.

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

    2. [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.

    3. [S630] Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury, by Mary Lovering Holman. Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1938.

    4. [S2204] Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), by Walter Goodwin Davis. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996.

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