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Oliver Wheeler

Male 1722 - 1804  (82 years)


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  • Name Oliver Wheeler  [1, 2
    Born 1722  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jul 1804  Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Forest Cemetery, North Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I37782  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of UKL
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2022 

    Father Jonathan Wheeler,   b. Abt 1685, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah Russell,   b. 28 May 1690, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Aug 1710  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F22298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Woods,   b. 11 Dec 1726, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1786, Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1747  Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Oliver Wheeler,   b. 13 Nov 1748, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1833, Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F22212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is said to have been a soldier in the Revolution, present at the battle of Concord, but we've found no evidence for this. This probably reflects confusion with his son and namesake who did in fact serve briefly on the Massachusetts line.

      We also see no evidence that, as claimed on his Find a Grave page, he was named "Ephraim Oliver Wheeler." Middle names were very uncommon in 18th-century New England.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1925] The History of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, 1735-1921, Volume Two, by George Waldo Brown. Manchester, New Hampshire: John B. Clarke Company, 1922.

    2. [S6359] Find a Grave page for Oliver Wheeler.

    3. [S6408] Find a Grave page for Ephraim Oliver Wheeler.

    4. [S6411] The Wheeler Genealogy: The Wheeler Family of Cranford, Bedfordshire, Settlers of Colonial New England, Volume 3, by Raymond David Wheeler. Dolgeville, New York: Kinship Systems, 1993-94.

    5. [S141] The Farwell Family: A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass by John Dennis Farwell, Jane Harter Abbott, and Lillian M. Wilson. Orange, Texas: Frederick Henry Farwell and Fanny (Barber) Farwell, 1929., date only.

    6. [S141] The Farwell Family: A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass by John Dennis Farwell, Jane Harter Abbott, and Lillian M. Wilson. Orange, Texas: Frederick Henry Farwell and Fanny (Barber) Farwell, 1929., place only.

    7. [S141] The Farwell Family: A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass by John Dennis Farwell, Jane Harter Abbott, and Lillian M. Wilson. Orange, Texas: Frederick Henry Farwell and Fanny (Barber) Farwell, 1929.

    8. [S3436] Massachusetts marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924, on familysearch.org., says 10 Oct 1747, possibly date of intention.

    9. [S6408] Find a Grave page for Ephraim Oliver Wheeler., year only.