John Wheeler


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1. Hannah Thurston

  • Laura Wheeler+
  • Ralph Emerson Wheeler
  • John "Jack" Wheeler Jr.
  • Annie Wheeler
  • Wilder Wheeler
  • Crowell Wheeler
  • Judge Royal Tyler Wheeler

John Wheeler 307

  • Born: 31 Oct 1768, Charleston, Sullivan Co., NH 307
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Thurston after 21 Sep 1788 307
  • Died: 12 May 1813, Granville, Licking Co., OH at age 44 307

bullet   FamilySearch ID: 24R3-3SM. Find a Grave ID: 19767471.


bullet  General Notes:

Both Wilder and Crowell have no further evidence. Crowell may be the son of Benjamin Wheeler and his wife Hannah born in 1805 in Fletcher Vermont per vital records.
Appears to have two FaG memorials.

Wild goose chase: "Hannah" was Hannah Lawrence, FS ID LRS5-QGJ
One Oliver Lawrence Wheeler, born in 1785, has a SAR approved membership which has no lineage since he claimed to be the son of John Wheeler and Hannah Wheeler. This was approved in 1889 for SAR membership and has an extensive bio of John Wheeler's revolutionary war activity on the second page.
He does appear to have married Mary Whitney in Boston in 1817. Claims that he himself was in the War of 1812.
Oliver may have married again in Missouri on Matilda Prather.
But then there is a death record for 49 year old Lizzie Whitney, married, in 1887 whose parents were Oliver L. Wheeler, born Ashb[y] Mass. and Mary born Waltham, MASS.

The Rev War description of John Wheeler in Oliver's SAR application is curious:

Problem is it doesn't seem to fit if Oliver was born in 1785 and John and Hannah were married in 1788.


bullet  Events

Burial: Old Colony Burying Ground, 1813, Granville, Licking Co., OH. 307,335 Find A Grave Memorial# 19767471


John married Hannah Thurston, daughter of Moses Thurston and Hannah Johnson, after 21 Sep 1788.307 (Hannah Thurston was born about 1768 in Pepperell, Middlesex, MA 307 and died after 1820 307.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

She married John Wheeler not long after September 21, 1788 perhaps in Charlestown, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire 32 (He was born on October 31, 1768 in Charlestown, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire 32 and died on May 12, 1813 in Granville, Licking Co., Ohio 14. He is buried in the Old Colony Burial Ground, Granville, Licking Co., Ohio.)

It has usually been accepted that the Hannah Thurston who married John Wheeler was the daughter born in 1744 5. Yet that daughter died unmarried in 1758; not to mention that the age of the older Hannah would have made the scenario virtually impossible. This Hannah was probably the youngest child of her parents, named after her deceased older sister 32.

Hannah Thurston and John Wheeler filed intentions to wed in 1788 in Charlestown, New Hampshire, and Hannah was listed as a resident of Haverhill, New Hampshire (where her sister Shuah was then living). It is not known where the marriage actually occurred. They moved soon after to Littleton, New Hampshire, where they remained until about 1800, when they moved to Fletcher, Vermont. Between 1803-1810, they had moved to nearby Fairfield, Vermont. In about 1813, they moved to Granville, Ohio, where her husband and son John died soon after. Hannah appears to have been living in the household of her son Wilder in 1820. It is not known what happened to her after this date, and she is not buried next to her husband in the Old Colony Burial Ground in Granville. Hannah and her family are also supposed to have lived at Lake Memphremagog (which is in southern Quebec and northern Vermont) before moving to Ohio 5, yet no other sources seem to corroborated that. If that is true, they only lived there for a brief period of time (this would have been in or near the town of Newport, in Orleans County, Vermont, unless of course they went to Canada.) 307

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