|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1687|
~MY WHEELER FAMILY~
Thomas Wheeler was probably the brother of Capt. Timothy Wheeler and my ancestor, GEORGE WHEELER.
He married Hannah Harrod (Harwood) on October 10, 1657 in Concord, Mass.
In 1668 the town of Concord leased 200 acres of upland and 60 acres of meadow for 20 years to Captain Thomas Wheeler with the condition that a herd of 50 cattle shall be kept for the inhabitants of Concord by him yearly. He agreed to build a shingled house "40 feet by 18 and 12 stud" with two chimneys and a barn to be left for the use of the town after the 20 year lease expired.
The Horse Company of Concord was organized October 13, 1669, and Thomas Wheeler was appointed 1st Captain and commanded the company until his death.
Captain Edward Hutchinson was appointed to negotiate a treaty with the Indians and Capt. Thomas Wheeler with about 25 of his company was assigned to guard & assist him. On July 28th 1675 they marched from Cambridge to Sudbury, arriving at Brookfield August first where they were met by a party of Indians. The Indian Sachem agreed to meet the English the next morning at a point a short distance from Brookfield. When they arrived, there were no Indians there and proceeded four or five miles further beside a swamp, when they were attacked by 200 to 300 Indians. Eight of the men were killed by the first firing and three wounded. Capt. Thomas Wheeler had two horses shot out from under him and received a ball through his body. His son, whose arm was fractured by a ball, dismounted and placed his wounded father on the horse of a soldier that had been killed. They both escaped on the horse.
Known children of Thomas & Hannah Wheeler:
Thomas Wheeler (1659 - 1734)*
Old Hill Burying Ground
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Record added: Jan 08, 2009
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