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Thomas WHEELER

Male Abt 1631 - Abt 1686


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  • Born  Abt 1632 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 16 Dec 1686 
    Person ID  I141  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    Father  George WHEELER,   b. Between 1600 and 1610,   d. Between 28 Jan 1684/85 and 2 Jun 1687 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  (Catherine PIN),   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F095  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah HARWOOD,   b. Abt 1636,   d. Abt 1697 
    Married  10 Oct 1657  Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Dorcas WHEELER,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. Hannah WHEELER,   b. 25 Oct 1658, Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1659, Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas WHEELER,   b. 1 Jan 1658/59, Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2 Oct 1734, Abt. Concord Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John WHEELER,   b. Abt 2 Sep 1661,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID  F094  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Wheeler may be Captain Thomas Wheeler from Concord. His father may also be Thomas, and he could be Captain Thomas Wheeler.

      The Concord Records book lists an Allice, daughter of Thomas Wheeler, died 1/17/1640 (p.3). However, this is before Thomas and Hanna Harrod were married (10/10/1657). This book lists a Thomas sen. & Sarah, which may be the parents of Allice (as well as of our Thomas Wheeler).

      A Thomas and Sarath Wheeler are listed as having a Sarath, born 10th 4mo 1649 (p. 5). Thomas Wheeler sen & Sara, are listed as having a daughter Sara born 7/10/1649, a son Joseph born 8/18/1651, a son John born 2/18/1655, a daughter An born 12/22/1653, and a daughter Mary born 12/20/1658 (p. 8).

      OWT http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/MergePersonAdvanced.aspx?tid=291235&pid=-2099255924&hid=-2033933448&owtpid=6365017&pg=2&ret=-2099255948
      has a Thomas married to Hannah Harwood (1636-1697):
      B 8/14/1633 Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
      D 12/16/1686 Concord, MA
      F: George Wheeler
      F: Thomas Wheeler
      M: Rebecca Sayre
      M: Catherine Pin
      F: Henry Penn
      M: Catherine Hull

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      http://www.concordnet.org/library/scollect/Wheeler.htm#Capt_Thomas
      2.THOMAS 2 WHEELER m. HANNAH HARROD or HARWOOD George 1

      They married 10 Oct. 1657. His death not of record, nor that of his wife who survived him. On 21 Sept. 1687 administration of his estate was granted to his widow Hannah, and his son Thomas. The inventory begins thus: “an inventory of the estate of Thomas Wheeler, son of George Wheeler late of Concord deceased.” (Suffolk Prob. Reg. Vol. X fol 115-116).

      [RRW notes that Thomas's descendants in Marlboro, Worcester and Hardwick are described in a paperback on the Wheeler and Warren families compiled by Henry Warren Wheeler, Albany, 1892.] His children, as per Town Records, were:

      10. I Hannah b. 25 Oct. 1658 d.12 Aug 1659

      11. II Thomas 3 b. 1 Jan. 1659/60 m. Sarah Davis

      12. III John 3 b. 2 Sept. 1661 m. Elizabeth Wells
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      2801 CAPTAIN THOMAS 1 WHEELER m RUTH WOOD

      [According to a note in RRW's files Thomas was baptized 8 April 1620. See also articles in the American Genealogist , Volume 12 pp 4-17 and after p 135 and in Volume 14 by Homer W. Brainard– JCW] Samuel G. Drake in his History of Boston , surmises (p. 196) that this Thomas Wheeler was the one to whom a grant of land was set down at Muddy River (p. 94 Boston Book of Possessions ). He also says (p.406) that "this Captain Wheeler, of the Brookfield fight, I believe to be the same one once owner of the point still bearing his name. He was of Concord at this time, having gone there recently." Here Mr. Drake is all wrong. The Thomas of Muddy River was a tailor: lived at what is now the corner of Bedford and Washington Streets: died at Boston 16 May 1654: his widow married John Pierce of Dorchester, and some years later sells this Muddy River land, "the property formerly of Thomas Wheeler" to “Thomas Hammond" {Suffolk Deeds Vol 3 p. 296.)

      The other Thomas of Boston, who owned "Wheeler's Point", was a vintner: lived on the north side of "the street leading from the South Meeting House easterly" on land which was conveyed to him by Wm. Pell and his wife Alice,:in consideration of the love and affection they have unto their daughter Hannah wife of said Thomas". This Thomas and Hannah have several children in Boston, and were living there in 1681, when they buy land of Jonathan Bridgham. In Jan. 1690 adm estate of Thomas Wheeler, vintner, of Boston is granted to his widow Hannah, who with her sons Thomas and Joseph, sell to Thomas Bossonger this same property that had come to them from Wm. Pell. (Suffolk Deed XV-69).These facts make it impossible that either of these two Thomas Wheelers could have been the Capt. Thomas Wheeler to whom the Town of Concord leased 260 acres of land in 1669, and whom we knew to be the Thomas of the Quaboag fight, and the brother of Capt. Timothy Wheeler {No. 2901) Savage's identification of him, as having had a second wife Sarah, etc. is still more absurd, he died 19 Dec, 1678. The births of his children are not of record here, nor is his marriage, nor the death of his wife, but the record of his death is explicit: "Capt. Thomas Wheeler, husband of Ruth, died 10-10-1676". Thomas Wheeler, son of the widow Ruth died 17-12-1676/7. Nathaniel Wheeler, son of ye widow Ruth died 9-12-1676/7"

      Joseph, Ephraim and Deliverance are identified by their uncle Timothy's will and on 19 June 1677, Joseph Wheeler is made administrator of the estates of his brothers Thomas and Nathaniel, the estate of the former, who had been with his father at the Quaboag fight, consisting only of "Horse, pistols, a cutlas and gun", and that of the latter of "one pair of oxen". The facts that Timothy (2901) had land in Charlestown, and that Deliverance (2806) lived for some time in Charlestown after his marriage, seems to infer some connection between this line of Wheelers and the Charlestown Wheelers. [See pp 377-408 of Hudson's History of Concord available at the Concord Free Public Library for the story of the Wheelers in King Philip's War – see also King Philip's War by Eric B. Schultz and Michael Tougias, Countryman Press, 1999 where on pp. 357-61 is printed Captain Thomas Wheeler's Narrative. Another book making reference to Wheeler is The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore, Alfred Knopf, New York 1998. -- JCW]

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      This is the only key we have to the relationships of the early Wheelers, and shows:

      1st Captain Timothy Wheeler # 2901 and Captain Thomas Wheeler #2801 were brothers

      2nd They were nephews of Obadiah #1001

      3rd They were both uncles of Sergeant Thomas Wheeler #3001, since Captain Thomas' son Thomas died in 1677

      4th Timothy's 2nd wife was a Brooks.

      Captain Timothy 1 Wheeler's first wife Jane died 12 February 1642/3, and he married 2nd Mary Brooks, daughter of Thomas & Grace Brooks. She died 4 Oct. 1693. The children were:

  • Sources 
    1. [S01874] Concord Records, p. 9.
      "Hanna Harrod"

    2. [S02134] Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, Frederic W. Bailey, (Bureau of American Ancestry), 35.
      "Thomas Wheeler & Hannah Harrad, Aug. 10, 1657"