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Benjamin Wheeler

Male 1764 - 1836  (71 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin Wheeler was born on 7 Feb 1764 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Aaron Wheeler and Hopestill Daggett); died on 6 Feb 1836 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in 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 on 28 Jul 1782 in Hornbine Church, about six miles from Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Celia was born on 25 Aug 1762; died on 6 Mar 1843 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Wheeler Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Aaron Wheeler was born on 17 Jan 1722 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Philip Wheeler and Martha Salisbury); died on 19 Mar 1800; was buried in 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.]

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


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


Generation: 3

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Wheeler was born on 27 May 1667 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen); died in Apr 1753 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    James married Grizzell Squire. Grizzell (daughter of Philip Squire and Rachel Ruggles) was born on 14 May 1668 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Grizzell Squire was born on 14 May 1668 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Philip Squire and Rachel Ruggles).
    Children:
    1. 4. Philip Wheeler was born on 4 Mar 1698 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 19 Sep 1765; was buried in Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  William Salisbury was born on 14 Aug 1659 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Salisbury and Susanna); died between 9 Mar 1726 and 16 May 1726 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 14 Jun 1659, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 3 Apr 1726, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

    William married Anna Cole on 30 Jul 1685 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. Anna (daughter of Hugh Cole and Mary Foxwell) was born on 14 Oct 1664 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Anna Cole was born on 14 Oct 1664 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Hugh Cole and Mary Foxwell).
    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Salisbury was born in 1698; died on 14 Aug 1745 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Place Hill, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Nathaniel Daggett was born in Aug 1661 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of John Doggett and Anne Sutton); died in 1708 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Nathaniel married Rebecca Miller on 24 Jun 1686 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of John Miller) was born in Nov 1661 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 9 Apr 1711 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rebecca Miller was born in Nov 1661 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of John Miller); died on 9 Apr 1711 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Daggett was born on 16 Mar 1699 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 9 Jul 1738 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

  7. 14.  John Wood was born in 1668 (son of Col. Thomas Wood and Rebecca).

    John married Bethia Mason on 23 May 1688 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. Bethia (daughter of Sampson Mason and Mary Butterworth) was born on 15 Oct 1665 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Bethia Mason was born on 15 Oct 1665 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Sampson Mason and Mary Butterworth).
    Children:
    1. 7. Hopestill Wood was born on 20 Feb 1699 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.