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Jane McMakin Wheeler
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1799
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan., 1862
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Jane McMakin was born in Spartanburgh District, SC, 24 Feb 1799 according to her mother's family bible. She was four years old when her father died, and subsequently her mother would become her guardian.

Jane married Jesse G. Wheeler, a brother to David Wheeler who had married Jane's sister Elizabeth McMakin. Jesse and David were sons of John Wheeler. The 1840 Census suggests that Jesse was born ca 1805. Jesse and Jane resided in Spartanburg District. It appears that they were members of the Holly Springs Baptist Church, but later on Jane Wheeler was listed as a member of the Zoar Methodist Church.

Jesse Wheeler died 25 Jan 1844. His estate (Spartanburg Co. file #1623) is dated the administrator(s) was. His heirs were his wife Jane, David C Wheeler, Austin Edwards and wife Mary, Robert Gains and wife Rachel, John Staggs and wife Elizabeth, William Wheeler, Martha Wheeler, Nancy Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Jane Wheeler, Peter Wheeler and Alexander Wheeler, the last seven children who were minors and desired to have their mother appointed their guardian. The inventory of Jesse's estate is dated

and was valued at . The sale of the estate is dated and brought . Jane received a share of $951.71, and the children received shares of $158.61 each. Note: See Estate Records and Deed Records

In suit dated 1854 and filed in the Spartanburgh Court of Equity (Jane Wheeler et al vs. John Wheeler et al, Box 34 packaged 2) stated that the estate of Jesse Wheeler consisted of several small tracts of land totaling about 600 acres. The suit explains that the lands had not been divided amongst the heirs, that the married heirs were needful of their shares and that the only way for them to receive them was to file this action. The plaintiffs were the widow Jane Wheeler, David C. Wheeler, Austin Edwards and wife Mary, Robert Gains and wife Rachel, John Staggs and wife Elizabeth, William Wheeler, Martha Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Margaret Wheeler, Nancy Wheeler, James Wheeler, Peter Wheeler and Alexander Wheeler. The defendant was John Wheeler.

The 1850 census lists Jane as head of the house with the last five children:

Jane age 50 Nancy age 19

Andrew age 17

John age 15

Peter age 13

Alexander age 11



The 1860 census:

Jane 59

Nancy 24

Peter 21

Mary Pruitt 12



Jane passed away in January 1862. Robert Gains and John Staggs were appointed administrators 25 February 1862. David C. Wheeler predeceased his mother, and from the estate settlement of his brother Peter Carr Wheeler, he married, had children, and had moved to another state.

1790 - 1800 according to 1840 census was born about 1805



The following excerpt from Jesse's probate sheds a great deal of light on the makeup of his family. **See

"...Jane Wheeler, widow, David C. Wheeler, Austin Edwards and wife Mary, Robert Gains and wife Rachel, John Staggs and wife Elizabeth, William Wheeler, Martha Wheeler, Margaret Wheeler, Nancy Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Jane Wheeler, Peter Wheeler and Alexander Wheeler, the last seven of whom are minors who pray to be represented by their mother Jane Wheeler as guardian. They are legal representatives of Jesse Wheeler formerly of the district and state aforesaid who departed this life on the (blank) day of (blank) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty ..."

He left a substantial estate. Jane received $951.71 as her portion, and each of the twelve children received $158.61 as their portion.2



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Perrine McMakin (1763 - 1804)
  Mary Carr McMakin (1764 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Jesse G Wheeler (1794 - 1844)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Wheeler Staggs (1826 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rachel McMakin Sudduth (1792 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Coursen McMakin Wheeler (1797 - 1843)*
  Jane McMakin Wheeler (1799 - 1862)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Probably buried on the farm owned by Jesse G and Jane Wheeler, or Holly Springs Baptist Church or Zoar United Methodist Church, in unmarked graves.
 
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83117112
 

 
 
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