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Col John Wheelwright
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Birth: 1663
Wells
York County
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1745
Wells
York County
Maine, USA

Husband of Mary Snell Wheelwright, married at Wells,ME on Jan 28,1688/9.

Son of Samuel Wheelwright and Esther Houchin/Hutchins Wheelwright of Wells,ME.

Children: John Wheelwright Jr, Samuel Wheelwright, Hannah Wheelwright Plaisted, Esther Wheelwright, Jeremiah Wheelwright, Elizabeth Wheelwright Alcock Newmarch, Mary Wheelwright Moody, Katherine Wheelwright, Nathaniel Wheelwright, Sarah Wheelwright Jefferds, Job Wheelwright, and Lydia Wheelwright.

His daughter Esther, when only seven years of age, was captured by the Abenaquis and was eventually ransomed to priests in Canada. Col.Wheelwright endeavored to secure her return or exchange, to no avail. Some years later, she was baptized in to the Roman Catholic faith, and afterwards became Mother Superior of the Ursuline Convent in Quebec. She has been said to have nursed Gen Montcalm before his death and burial at the Chapel of the Ursuline Sisters. Her story can be found HERE and HERE.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Wheelwright (1635 - 1700)
  Esther Houchin Wheelwright
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Snell Wheelwright (____ - 1755)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Wheelwright Jefferds (1706 - 1762)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Wheelwright (1663 - 1745)
  Joseph Wheelwright (1667 - 1744)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Here lyes Interred the Body of the Honorable John Wheelwright, Esq., who departed this Life August ye 13th, 1745, aged 81 years.

 
Note: The stone bearing his portrait is the second oldest of its kind still extant.
 
Burial:
Ocean View Cemetery
Wells
York County
Maine, USA
 
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Jim Sanders
Record added: Jul 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6637797
Col John Wheelwright
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Col John Wheelwright
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Col John Wheelwright
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- alwaysalice
 Added: Feb. 3, 2013

- Kevin Avery
 Added: Nov. 25, 2008
Inscription: Here lyes Interred the Body of the Honorable John Wheelwright, Esq., who departed this Life August ye 13th, 1745, aged 81 years. *** Parents: Samuel & Esther Wheelwright. He married Mary Snell on 28 Jan 1689 in Wells, Maine.
- Nareen, et al
 Added: Aug. 18, 2007
 
 
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