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Ebenezer Wheeler
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1682
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1748

Ebenezer was the son of John Wheeler and Sarah Larkin. "Ebenezer Wheeler and Mary Minott botth of Concord were marryed by Justice Minott Decembr 26th, 1706", Concord Births, Marriages, and Deaths, page 66.

Ebenezer of Concord Ma. appears as one of the trustees in the original deed from the Indians at Hassanamisco (which became the town of Grafton Ma.) on March 19, 1727. He was granted one-fortieth part thereof. The land purchased from the Indians included seven thousand five hundred acres. This land was divided among the proprietors at three different stated times. The following gives the number of acres that Ebenezer Wheeler, proprietor, received and the date received.

May 3, 1728, Ebenezer Wheeler, 41 acres.
September 29, 1731, Ebenezer Wheeler, 6 acres and 65 rods.
September 30, 1731, Ebenezer Wheeler, 1 acre and 125 rods.
September 28, 1731, Ebenezer Wheeler, 11 acres and 138 rods.
November 21, 1729, Ebenezer Wheeler, 7 acres and 143 rods.
October 17, 1737, Ebenezer Wheeler, 14 acres and 140 rods.

A vote had been passed August 7, 1733, to raise forty shillings from each proprietor to pay the salary of Rev. Solomon Prentice.

On December 25, 1733, Charles Brigham, David Harrington, and Ebenezer Wheeler, were chosen collectors.

See Upton's Herritage by Donald Blake Johnson (pages 38-39.

Ebenezer Wheeler is listed as one of the forty original proprietors of Hassanamisco, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. In the deed with the Indians signed in September 1727 each proprietor received (after taking out land for a church, school and meeting house) one fortieth part of the seven thousand five hundred acres, more or less, in which they paid the sum of 2500 pounds to the Indians. Each proprietor received eighty acres of upland and eight acres of meadow. In 1735 the town was incorporated and the named changed to Grafton, then a part of Worcester County. (This would have been Eben Sr. as per deed sold to son on June 17, 1741, Grafton, MA., see below.)

Ebenezer bought of a quarter acre near the corn mill in the center of Concord from Stephen Wheeler, #66 bounded east and north on the highway.

On June 24, 1735, Ebenezer drew lot #69 in Narraganset Township No. 6 for his father John Wheeler. This is found in the Record-Book of Templeton, Ma. The grantees on this List of Proprietors of Narraganset Township No. 6 were living in Concord and Billerica Ma. at the time.

Ebenezer Wheeler of Concord, Deed to Ebenezer Wheeler Jr. of Grafton, dated 17 June 1748. Transcribed by Leatrice Zina.
Wheler to Wheeler Book 15 page 273

"To all People to whom these Presenes shall come, Greeting.
Know Ye That I Ebenezer Wheeler of Concord in the County of Middlesex in
Ye Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman For and in Consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by Ebenezer Wheeler of Grafton in Ye County of Worcester in Ye Province yeoman-the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknoledge, and myself therewith fully satisfied and contented; and thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge himself said Ebenezer Wheeler his Heirs, Executors and Administrators forever by these Presents: HAVE given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confrimed; and by these Presents, Do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm, unto him the said Ebenezer Weeler his Heirs and Assigns forever, Ye following Parcel & Right of land in Grafton Imp...."

WILL OF EBENEZER WHEELER SR.:
In the name of God amen; I Ebenezer Wheeler of Concord in the County of Middx. in the Providence of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman, being infirm and weak in body, but of a Disposing mind, thro divine goodnes, and calling to mind my frailty and mortality, I make this my last will & Testament; committing my Soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earthe to be decently buried by my Executor and as touching my wordly Estate I Dispose of the same as follows.

Imp. I give unto my beloved wife Mary Wheeler the use and improvement of my now dwelling house in the Southerly part of Said Concord with the land on which it Stands and lying on the Same Side of the road where it Stands being upland and meadow land, during the time of her remaining my widow. Also I give her a cow which is to be kept for her use and benofit Summer and Winter by my Executor. The grass growing on the land adjoyning to said Dwelling house being to be improved for the keeping Said cow as far as it shall go: also my will is that my Executor provide and allow to my Said wife four barrels of cyder yearly, fourteen bushels of oats and rye, a third part of it being rye, three Bushels of mault, one hundred and three pounds of pork and a hundred pounds of Beef yearly with a convenient supply of sauce Summer and Winter, a convenient Supply of wood also brought to the door and cut fit for the fire from time to time also suitable Apparel & cloathing in all respects as she shall need, also all suitable nursing, medicines, in the time of sicknes or old age; also that my Executor pay to her yearly six pounds old tenour - and also all necesary conveniences of life both in sickness and health are to be procured for and allowed to her my said wife by my Executor and all this so long as she shall remain my widow. Also I give unto her my said wife the improvement of about four acres of plowland in the southerly part of Concord adjoyning to Ebenezer Hubbards land, David Wheelers and my brother Minott, during her life, also the improvement and use of the houshold Stuff within Doors.

Item I give to my Son Ebenezer Wheeler of Grafton or his heirs Vc one Hundred and twenty pounds old Tenour to be paid by my Executor within two years after my decease which with what he has already received is to be his portion in my Estate.

Item I give to my Daughter Rebecca Page of Bedford or her heirs ten pounds old tenor with what she has already had is to be her portion, excepting what may fall to her in the houshold stuff and also sixteen pounds at my decease towards putting her in mourning Apparel.

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah Fisk of Concord or her heirs one hundred and fifty pounds old tenour to be paid by my Executor within a year after my decease, and also sixteen pounds towards putting her in mourning Apparel, also my Silver takhor, which she is to come into the posession of at my wifes decease. which is to be her share in my Estate with what she hath already had, excepting what may fall to her in the houshold Stuff - and my will is that the houshold Stuff be equally Divided between my Said Daughters, Rebecca and Sharah the Silver tanker excepted ------ being Disposed of to Sarah over and above her half; at my wifes decease.

Item I give to my son James Wheeler of Concord my wearing Apparel and cloathing, which with what he has already received is to his Share in my Estate.

Item I give unto my Son Timothy Wheeler whom I make the Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, his heirs and assignes for ever all my other lands and real Estate in Concord or else where to come unto his posession & improvement at my decease, and also all my stock of creatures, moveables and personal Estate over and above, what is before disposed of, also my negro man servant Jack whom I would have brought up in a Christian manner, also I give to him said Timothy, his heirs Vc. for ever the house and land belonging to it above mentioned at my wifes marriage or decease - also the four acres of plowland at her decease which she is to improve during her life - and my will is that Said Timothy my Executor Bury me at my decease, out of his own cost and charge, putting my wife into mourning Apparel Throughout - and also pay to Said Rebecca & Sarah sixteen pounds old tenour apiece towards putting them in mourning Apparel - and also that he give mourning socks and gloves to Said Ebenr. and James Wheeler and also that he decently bury my wife above said, in case she should die my widow.- also my will is that my Executor pay all my just debts and like wise the above said legacies. And I do hereby hereby revoke all other wills and Executors by me made or named. Allowing this & no other to be my last will and Testament - In witnes whereof I said Ebenr. Wheeler have set my hand and seal this sixth Day of August 1747. and in the Twentyfirst year of his Majesties Reign.

Signed, Sealed, Published & Declared by Said Ebenr Wheeler as his last will and Testament in presence of us -
signed
Jonathan Haywood Ebenezer Wheler
Daniel Brown
Josiah Flint

The account of Timothy Wheeler Jun: Executor of the Last will and Testament of his Father Inv: Eben. Wheeler Late of Concord in the County of Middlesex yeoman Decd.

The Said Accountant _________ himself with the Estate of the Said Deced Specified in an Inventory I have of exhibited into the Probate Office for Said County on the 26th Day of June A.D. 1749 amounting in the whole to 2279 o 4 viz: Real Estate 1390 0 0.
Personal 889 8 4

Contact Leatrice Zina for the complete account given of the inventory of the estate of Ebenezer Wheeler.

Request by daughter Sarah Fisk:
To the Honourable Judge Danford: For: I the Subscriber being Daughter to Mr.Ebenezer Wheeler late of Concord Devt. & Devise, I may have a reasonable allowance for Extraordinary service in that family my parents being very infrim & not able to do scarce any thing for their support & comfort for many years together & I almost the only help within Doors I lived with them till I was almost twenty five years of age: my family is now under such Cirmumstance I Cant wait. on ye Honr. therefore pray your favourable Considoration: I am for ye Honr Humble Servt.

Concord Nover. ye 24th 1750. Sarah Fisk



 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wheeler (1643 - 1713)
  Sarah Larkin Wheeler (1647 - 1725)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Minott (1689 - 1760)*
 
 Children:
  Rebekah Wheeler Page (1712 - 1755)*
  Ebenezer Wheeler (1715 - 1801)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Wheeler (1664 - 1717)**
  Edward Wheeler (1669 - 1733)*
  Joanna Wheeler Woodberry (1671 - 1748)*
  Mary Wheeler Meriam (1673 - 1747)*
  Ebenezer Wheeler (1682 - 1748)
  Thankful Wheeler Prescott (1682 - 1716)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Hill Burying Ground
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Leatrice Zina
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100861603
Ebenezer Wheeler
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There seems to be two different men with same name and birth and death dates on this person. FAG 100861603 and 59771934, and different families attached.
- Trudy Brooks
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014
Happy to have found so much info on my 6th Great Grandfather. Thank you.
- Diane L Junk
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014

- Doris King
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