Mariah <I>Campbell</I> Wheeler

Mariah Campbell Wheeler

Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Feb 1890 (aged 89)
Hamilton County, Illinois, USA
Burial McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 24990023 · View Source
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Mariah (Campbell) Wheeler was the daughter of John & Eleanor (Denton) Campbell. She was married to Joseph Gill 12 Oct 1819 in Maury County, TN. After her father died, she moved with her mother and several of her siblings to Hamilton County, IL.

Her husband, Joseph Gill, died on 2 Oct 1834, and she married Robert Lewis Wheeler on 23 Feb 1837. She and Robert had two children, one of which was my great great grand mother, Pernecy Wheeler. Mariah & Robert were divorced on 10 Oct 1856 and she never married again.

Her obituary was published in the 7 March 1890 issue of the Mcleansboro Times and contains very little genealogical information but is included below as it was printed.

"Sister Mariah Wheeler, nee Campbell, was born in Williamson County, Tenn, on Aug. 10th, 1800, and died Feb. 27th, 1890, age 89 years, 6 months and 17 days. Her life covered a great deal of the nations history and her recollection of incidents was wonderfully acute and acurate to the last.

Among the first was the great earthquake which occurred before the War of 1812, and which like so many omen's did not fail to result in religious awakenings, where both saint and sinner rushed to the Church to make a preparation for the final wind-up which they deemed the inevitable.

After the Battle of New Orleans sister Wheeler saw Gen. Jackson's returning army with that noted personage at the head of the columns. When Jackson became President and the Indian troubles came up she had one son to offer his services and risk his life in the Black Hawk War.

James K. Polk was one of her neighbors and after his election to the presidency of the United States, her father-in-law was honored by a visit from the President and his wife.

Aunt Mariah was a christian. She professed saving faith in God and joined the Methodist church in 1819 or 35 years after its first annual conference in the United States. On her removal from Tennessee to Illinois she brought her church letter and soon afterward joined the Concord class in which she has been a consistent member for over half a century.

Her last illness was brief, yet she expressed her willingness to die in saying she was only waiting the Lord to come and take her to rest. Aunt Mariah leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss, but their loss is heavens gain. May we all live so as to meet the redeemed in heaven, where parting is not known and pains are a stranger."

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BORN 1800
FEB. 27, 1890


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 24990023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mariah Campbell Wheeler (10 Aug 1800–27 Feb 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24990023, citing Concord Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Vince Miller (contributor 46797965) .