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Joshua Wheeler
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1827
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire, England
Death: May 14, 1896

Kansas State Senator, 1863, 1864, 1866; Farmer, Pardee.
HON. JOSHUA WHEELER, Section 6, P. O. Nortonville, is prominent among the men of mark in Kansas, who have figured conspicuously, and to the State's interest. He is a native of England, and was born in Buckinghamshire, February 12, 1827. His father, George R. Wheeler, was a watchmaker, and Joshua adopted and learned the trade. When 17 years of age he came to the United States, taking up his abode in New Jersey, where he principally worked as a farm hand until 1848, when he came to Illinois, locating in Fulton County, where he was identified as an agriculturist until the autumn of 1857, when he became a resident of Kansas, pre-empting the claim which is now a portion of his large estate. The country tributary to where Mr. Wheeler located was in its crude state, and he has seen it develop into what is now one of the garden spots of the State. He has been closely associated with the educational and religious progress of the county, and has always been found ready to lend his support in all commendable enterprises. Politically, he has always been found in the Republican ranks, voting for Fremont in 1856. In 1859, he responded to the first call made for the organization of the Republican party in Kansas. From 1862-65, he was State Senator, being elected by that party, and also held the office of Regent of the State Agricultural College. In 1874, he was elected member of the State Board of Agriculture, and has been re-elected three consecutive terms, holding the position at the present time, 1882. He is thoroughly conversant with Kansas politics, and is a great reader, has an excellent memory and an easy but not loquacious way of expressing his opinions and conveying his ideas. He is one of the most companionable and entertaining gentlemen. He was married in Fulton County, Ill., in 1850, to Miss Maria Reynolds, a native of England. They have had four children- Charles Greeley and Adeline R. are living, two deceased. Mr. Wheeler and family are members of the Seventh Day Baptist Society.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Rose Wheeler (1798 - 1881)
  Hannah Robinson Wheeler (1798 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Reynolds Wheeler (1823 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Charles Greeley Wheeler (1854 - 1915)*
  Adeline R. Wheeler Randolph (1857 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bithia Wheeler Davison (1823 - 1913)*
  Caleb Wheeler (1825 - 1896)*
  Joshua Wheeler (1827 - 1896)
  Sarah Wheeler Tomlinson (1832 - 1922)*
  Samuel Robinson Wheeler (1834 - 1927)*
  Joseph Wheeler (1837 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nortonville Cemetery
Nortonville
Jefferson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Wheeler
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Nov 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43833841
Joshua Wheeler
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Joshua Wheeler
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Joshua Wheeler
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- Jean Jorgensen
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Memorial Day 2010
- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: May. 31, 2010

- Julie Donnelson Bond
 Added: May. 27, 2010
 
 
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