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WHEELER (1725 to 1878)

  • James WHEELER (abt 1725/35) - _______ m. (abt 1756) Magdalena DURYEA (abt 1725/35) -
  • Simon WHEELER (cir 1762) - _______ m. (bef 1790) Martha __________ (abt 1762) -
  • Magdalen WHEELER (14-Oct-1785) - (12-May-1878) m. (Abt 1808) Nathan ROSE (12-Dec-1785) - (25-Jun-1849)

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James WHEELER

James WHEELER b. abt 1725/35, m. abt 1756, in Queens County, NY, Magdalena DURYEA, b. abt 1725/35, (daughter of Simon DURYEA and Annetje SPRUNG). The following contributed by James O. Schuyler, 898 Cordilleras Ave., San Carlos, California 94070, Part 9 - Chapter 1 of his book:
James WHEELER was born, location unknown, say between 1725 and 1735. He married possibly about 1756, probably in Queens County, NY, Magdalena DURYEE, most likely the daughter of Simon and Annatje (Sprong) Duryea. Magdalena was born say between 1725 and 1735.
They purchased land in Millstone, Hillsborough Township, Somerset Co., NJ from Peter Schenk with an indenture signed 26-Feb-1768. They were living in Newtown, Queens County, in 1768 where James was a mason. Tax rateable and other records show a James Wheeler in Somerset County from 1769 until about 1796. Around 1797 James Wheeler and his two sons James and Simon went to Ovid, Seneca County, New York. They settled on lot 14 near Sheldrake Point. His daughter Magdalena most likely went also, since she married William Walworth who came to Ovid at about the same time.
The State Library for the State of New Jersey has compiled the following information on a record card for James WHEELER during the Revolutionary War:
"Ensign, Captain Coonrad Ten Eyck's Company, 2nd Regiment, Somerset County Militia, February 1776; (Ms.1570); promoted Captain, 2nd Regiment, Somerset County Militia, August 1776; (Wid. No. 2978 - Cornelius Van Arsdall; Wid. No. 25839 - James Voorhees;).
Active Service
As Ensign, served six days under Captain Ten Eyck, on a march to Staten Island, beginning February 1776; (Ms.1570); as Captain, served monthly tours to 1781; (Wid. No. 2978 - Cornelius Van Arsdall; Inv. No. 31979- Bergen Spader); Was in an engagement at Elizabeth, New Jersey; (Wid. No. 2978-Cornelius Van Arsdall; Wid. No. 6740-Bergum Covert); was a battle of Van Neate's Mill, New Jersey; Inv. No. 23719-Richard Huff; Inv. No. 602-Isaac Brokaw). RJH 1.11.34

Another reference (Snell, James P. HISTORY OF HUNTERDON AND SOMERSET COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY, 1881, pp. 687-8) shows for Bridgewater Township, James WHEALER, under "A List of men who served under Capt. Jacob Ten Eyck in the Revolutionary War at different times from 1775 to 1781."
A Joseph WHEELER is shown as Captain and Simon WHEELER as a private, both from Somerset County during the Revolutionary War.
Magdalena: James and Magdalena purchased land in Millstone, Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, New Jersey from Peter Schenk with an indenture signed 26-Feb- 1768. They were living in Newtown, Queens County, in 1768 where James was a mason. Tax reteable and other records show a James Wheeler in Somerset County from 1769 until about 1796. Around 1797 James Wheeler and his two sons James and Simon went to Ovid, Seneca County, NY. They settled on lot 14 near Sheldrake Point. His daughter Magdalena most likely went also.
Children:

  1. Charles WHEELER b. cir 1757, m. 13-Sep-1784, in Hillsborough Ref. Dutch Ch., Millstone, Frankje SEARS. Charles had an account at the Van Nesta and Van Liew General Store in Feb. 1775 with interest due till 3/1/1786; his father promised to pay the account; James Wheeler, prob. his father, also had an account at the store.
  2. Sarah (Sally) WHEELER b. cir 1759, Long Island.
  3. Simon WHEELER b. cir 1762.
  4. James WHEELER b. 8-Nov-1765.
  5. Ann WHEELER b. cir 1766.
  6. Abraham WHEELER b. abt 1767.
  7. Magdalena WHEELER b. abt 1768, m. (1) abt 1797, William WALWORTH, b. 1765, d. 18-Dec-1824, Ovid, Seneca Co., NY, m. (2) 1825, in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY, John WHITNEY. Magdalena died 14-Mar-1857, Adrian, Lenawee Co., Mich.

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Second Generation


Simon WHEELER:

Simon WHEELER b. cir 1762, Long Island, m. bef 1790, Martha __________, b. abt 1762. Simon, Magdalena's father, obtained a mortgage in Seneca County from a William Rose.
Children:

  1. Magdalen WHEELER b. 14-Oct-1785.
  2. Martha WHEELER b. 10-Nov-1790.
  3. James WHEELER b. 1-Jan-1793.

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James WHEELER

James WHEELER b. 8-Nov-1765, m. Elizabeth MOORE. James died 27-Jul-1842, Straits Lake, Oakland Co., Michigan, buried: Richardson Cem., Oakland Co., Michigan.
Children:

  1. Samuel WHEELER.
  2. Eliza V. WHEELER.
  3. James J. WHEELER b. 1801.
  4. Abraham WHEELER b. 16-May-1803.
  5. Sarah (Sally) Ann WHEELER b. 19-Oct-1805, m. 1833, William BEATY, b. 5-Mar-1808, Bucks Co., PA, (son of Isaiah BEATY and Mary CODER). Sarah died 21-Apr-1883. William: Lived at Straits Lake until 1860 when they moved to Pontiac, Michigan. In 1870 purchased and moved to a farm in Waterford Township, Oakland Co. One child d.y..
  6. Maria WHEELER m. 27-Oct-1839, Mephibosheth SIRRINE, b. 27-Oct-1811, Cold Springs, Putnam Co., NY, (son of Isaac SIRRINE and Sarah GARRISON) d. 29-Apr-1848.
  7. Emiline WHEELER b. ca. 1812, m. bef 1839, Charles WHITE, b. Cazenovia, NY, d. 1848, Cutlers Corners, Hillsdale Co., Mich. Emiline died aft 1888, Minneapolis, MN. Charles: Cutlers Corners is now North Adams.
  8. Charles WHEELER b. 1-Jul-1819.

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Third Generation


Magdalen WHEELER

Magdalen WHEELER b. 14-Oct-1785, Somerset, NJ, m. Abt 1808, in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY, Nathan ROSE, b. 12-Dec-1785, Onondaga Co., NY, (son of William ROSE and Mary (Maria) DE WITT) d. 25-Jun-1849, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Magdalen died 12-May-1878, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 14-May-1878, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. The monument reads "Magdalele His Wife - Died May 12, 1878 - AE 92yr, 7mo". See photo in album. Nathan: Nathan and Magdalen moved to Onondaga in 1810 from Ovid, NY. The monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Sect. 4, lot 29 reads "Nathan Rose - Died June 25, 1849 - AE 63yrs, 6mo, 13d. Based on the date of death and the fact that the Cemetery wasn't opened until 1859, it would seem Nathan must have been moved here from Rose Hill though the lot record does not specify the record.
Children:

  1. William A. ROSE b. 7-Jun-1808, Ovid, Cayuga Co., NY, m. (1) 11 Oct 1832, in DeWitt, Onondaga Co., NY, Almira SLOCUM, b. 12 Jan 1809, Cambridge, Massachusetts, d. 23 Feb 1855, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, m. (2) aft 1855, Caroline P. *unknown. William died 4-Jun-1895, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 6-Jun-1895, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
  2. John Dewitt ROSE b. 1-Mar-1812, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, m. 22-Feb-1842, in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, Harriet S. ROODE, b. 13-Dec-1824, Waterville, Oneida Co., NY, (daughter of Oliver ROODE and Lavina MUNGER) d. 23-Mar-1902, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 26-Mar-1902, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. John died 24-Dec-1889, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 27-Dec-1889, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. The gravestone reads "J. De Witt Rose - March 1, 1812 - Dec. 24, 1889". See photo in album. Harriet: The gravestone reads "Harriet S. Rose - Dec. 13, 1824 - March 23, 1902". See photo in album.
  3. Nathan Wheeler ROSE b. 22-Mar-1818, Town of Onondaga, Onondaga Co., NY, m. (1) 17-Sep-1844, in Truxton, Onondaga Co., NY, Amanda FREEMAN, b. abt 1822, Truxton, Cortland Co., NY, d. 26-Jun-1863, Town of Onondaga, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, m. (2) 17-May-1864, in Town of Onondaga, Onondaga Co., NY, Sarah Case BURR, b. abt 1827, CT, d. 25-Dec-1905, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 27-Dec-1905, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Nathan died 27-Oct-1905, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, buried: 30-Oct-1905, Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. In the obit for Nathan W. he was shown as being one of the oldest members of the first M. E. Church. There should be a picture of him with the obit. in the book. The monument in Oakwood Cem. is pictured in the photo album. See Death Certificate R200-951010-3. It shows place of death as 517 E. Colvin St. Amanda: The monument reads "Amanda Wife of Nathan W. Rose - Died June 26, 1863". See photo in album. Sarah: Sarah was the wife of Gordon N. Rose (127), prior to marrying Nathan.
  4. Helen ROSE b. 20-Mar-1820, m. George H. LAWRENCE, b. 2-Feb-1820, d. 18-Apr-1901, Salina?, buried: Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Helen died 26-Jul-1903, buried: Oakwood Cem., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. The gravestone reads "Helen Rose Lawrence - March 20, 1820 - July 26, 1903". See photo in album. George: The gravestone reads "George H. Lawrence - Feb. 2, 1820 - Apr. 18, 1901". See photo in album.
  5. Martha ROSE b. abt 1821, m. 19-Jun-1839, in First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, NY, Martin FREEMAN.
  6. Thomas D. ROSE b. abt 1823, m. 1-Apr-1845, Emma A. HEBBARD, b. ca 1825.
  7. Mary A. ROSE b. 3-Apr-1823, m. David CASE. Mary buried: 28-Jun-1906, Riverside Cem., Baldwinsville, NY.
  8. Locky Eliza ROSE b. 17-Jul-1827, d. 19-Nov-1851, Onondaga, NY, buried: Old Cem, Colvin & Jamesville Rd. The monument in Oakwood Cem Lot 29, Sect 4, shows "Lockey E. Rose - Died Nov 19, 1851 - AE 24yr, 5mo, 2d". See photo in album. This would imply that she was removed from the Rose Hill Cem. when the others were moved in 1860. The record in Oakwood doesn't show her.

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James J. WHEELER

James J. WHEELER b. 1801, m. Sarah ___________, b. 1800, d. 13-Jun-1853. James died 21-Dec-1872, buried: South Macon Cem., Osborn, MI.
Children:

  1. James G. WHEELER b. ca. 1824, d. 27-Jun-1840.

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Abraham WHEELER

Abraham WHEELER b. 16-May-1803, Ovid, Seneca Co., NY, m. 11-Nov-1827, Azuba YOUNG, b. 1-Aug-1805, Troy, NY, d. 22-Sep-1865, Rome Twnshp. Abraham died 6-Jan-1874, Rome Twnshp, Lenawee Co., Mich, buried: South Macon Cem., Osborn, MI. They went to Michigan in June of 1833 and purchased land in Sect. 22, Macon Twnshp. In 1840 they moved to Setc. 16 and lived there until 1863 when Abraham married second 1868 Mrs. Caroline (Luce) Hitch, the widow of Hubbard Hitch.
Children:

  1. James K. WHEELER b. 8-May-1829, m. 12-Nov-1851, Eleanor Ann MILLER, b. 28-Dec-1828, Lodi, NY, (daughter of John A. MILLER and Eleanor STUPHEN) d. 1916.
  2. John C. WHEELER b. ca. 1833.
  3. Velitta WHEELER b. 19-Jun-1835, m. Roswell RAYMOND. Velitta died 23-Oct-1858, buried: South Macon Cem., Osborn, MI.

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Charles WHEELER

Charles WHEELER b. 1-Jul-1819, m. 3-Nov-1840, Charlotte E. SMITH, b. 26-Apr-1817, d. 22-Feb-1893, Bangor, Van Buren Co., Mich. Charles died 23-Oct-1893, Bangor, Van Buren Co., Mich. Charles was a merchant and they lived in Detroit in 1850
Children:

  1. Arthur James WHEELER b. 25-Sep-1841.
  2. Cornelia Alicia WHEELER b. 10-Aug-1845.
  3. George Sylvester WHEELER b. 25-May-1850, d. 1857.
  4. Charles Francis WHEELER b. 1-Jul-1855, d. 8-Jul-1855.
  5. Charlotte WHEELER b. 1-Jul-1855, Twin of Charles, d. 1-Jul-1855.
  6. Adaline WHEELER b. 5-Aug-1857, d. Apr-1858.

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