|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1821|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1885|
Daniel was the son of John and Martha Wheeler, pioneers of the early frontier. Daniel came to Texas in 1840 with his father's family, after his mother had died in Mississippi in 1836. He originally remained in Matagorda County after his father and family moved North to San Antonio. He married Lavinia Hunter in 1842, with Daniel's father, John Wheeler, Justice of the Peace, presiding over the ceremony. Daniel and Lavinia parented eleven children while living in Matagorda County. Tragically, all the children, except Emma Thalitha Moore and Frances L. (Fanny) Killingsworth, died during the lifetimes of Daniel and Lavinia. They were very active in the Tres Palacios Baptist Church, being instrumental in the organization and growth of the congregation. The very first meeting of the church was held at their home in 1852. They eventually moved to the Stockdale area, near Daniel's brothers, David Thwing Wheeler, John Edwin Wheeler, and many other members of their families. It was there that they spent their last years. The two of them are buried alone in a pasture, near the location of their last home. From historical accounts, it appears that nine of their children are buried near the old Wheeler homestead in Matagorda County.
A reference from Deming's Bridge Cemetery 1850, Hawley Cemetery 1898, Tres Palacios Baptist Church 1852, Matagorda County, Texas compiled by Adelaide Hall Pierce, May, 1960:
"The Lacy tract of land on the east bank of the Tres Palacios river later became a part of the Wheeler land, and 21 graves of the Wheelers and a few of their slaves are buried there, not far from where the old Wheeler home stood."
John Wheeler (1786 - 1867)
Martha Milner Wheeler (1793 - 1836)
Lavinia Hunter Wheeler (1824 - 1888)*
I Know My Redeemer Livith.
Wheeler Cemetery #2
Created by: James Carroll Wheeler
Record added: May 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19397051