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John Wheeler

  • Birth 19 Jan 1643 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1713 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 32683147


The son of GEORGE & KATHERINE (PINN) WHEELER, he married SARAH LARKIN on March 25, 1663 in Concord.

In 1664 John was one of the "persons with estate" who signed the Pledge to Assist in Maintaining the Charter. He served in the Narraganset Expedition of 1675 (for this his son, Ebenezer, was granted land after his death in 1735). He was made a freeman on March 21, 1690.

The will of his father, dated July 2, 1687, bequeathed considerable estate to his son, John which included: 14 acres in the south field from John Mill's pasture to the South River, six acres joining John Pane southwest from Mount Taber, four acres in the meadow on the northwest side of Brooke's pasture, and 10 pounds out of the movable estate. John also received jointly with his brother, Thomas, the following from their father's estate: eight acres by the east line, the meadow called great meadow, eight acres of woodland, and their father's mansion, barn, and orchard. Note: Thomas Wheeler, son of George, died the same year as his father. It is unknown whether he had heirs.

Stray wills from THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Volume 14, October 14, 1937, page 132 include:

Liber 10, folio 115

Letters of Administration granted by Sr Edmund Andrus to Hannah Wheeler (relict of Thomas Wheeler) and Thomas Wheeler (son of Thomas Wheeler late of Concord, Mass.), dated 21 Sept. 1687.
Inventory of above Thomas Wheeler deceased intestate, subscribed by Hannah Wheeler and Thomas Wheeler, 21 Sept. 1687. Total 285 pounds, 0 shillings and 2 pence. Due from estate to John Smedley, John Miles, Peter Buckly Esqr., Nathaniell Harwood, John Heywood Senr. Appraisers, John Smedley Junr, Stephen Hoosmer.

On 21 Oct 1713 (also entered as twelfth year of the reign of Queen Anne, who came to the throne in 1702), an agreement was made among the heirs of John Wheeler to settle the estate. The widow, Sarah, made her mark, and the children signing were Samuel, Edward, Ebenezer and Timothy. On behalf of their wives, the following signed: William Woodbury, John Meriam, Samuel Prescott, Jonas Prescott, and John Meriam, Jr. Witnesses were John Heywood and Joseph Dakin.

Their children:
Samuel Wheeler b. July 6, 1664
Sarah Wheeler b. Dec. 12, 1666
EDWARD WHEELER, my ancestor b. July 17, 1669
Joanna (Wheeler) Woodbury b. Dec. 1671
Mary (Wheeler) Merriam b. Sept. 1673
Lydia (Wheeler) Wheeler b. Oct. 27, 1675
Esther (Wheeler) Prescott b. Dec. 1, 1678
Thankful (Wheeler) Prescott b. April 3, 1682
Ebenezer Wheeler b. April 3, 1682
Thomas Wheeler b. June 24, 1692
Jonathan Wheeler b. April, 1697
Nathaniel Wheeler b. Sept. 28, 1702
(all from Vital Records of Concord)

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  • Added: 6 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32683147
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Wheeler (19 Jan 1643–27 Sep 1713), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32683147, citing South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .