Descendants of Thomas Wheeler of Virginia

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Generation #3

Thomas (2Benjamin 1Thomas) Wheeler of Licking Co OH

Research Notes:

Wheeler family research has been stymied by a dearth of records; as known records for land transactions, birth and marriage and probate records for Licking Co OH were lost in a courthouse fire. Therefore, we must turn to any and all ancillary records including non-specific censuses and tombstones. This research resumes by looking at gravestones in the surrounding communities.

Thomas is selected as the father for Althea and her generation because of circumstantial evidence. Both Althea and her brother Thomas cite their father's POB as Virginia. However, they fail to cite a POB for their mother. This leads to the belief that they did not know their mother. As Thomas' first wife died before 1840, Thomas' older children would not necessarily have had a lot of information on their mother and her family. [Research Notes]

And, continuing research reveals:

Thomas Wheeler was born 1801 in Hardy Co (W) VA. In about 1816 and after his mother's death, the Wheeler Family migrated to Licking Co OH.

On 2/10/1822 in Licking Co OH, Thomas married Mariah Hughes b. c. 1802 Fairfield Co OH. Unfortunately, Mariah died in about 1838 after the birth of daughter Christina.

Sometime before the 1840 Licking Co OH Census, Thomas married Amelia Platt b. 1812 Licking Co OH. Thomas and Amelia are first found document in the censuses for 1840, 1850 and 1860. Thomas died sometime after 1860 in Licking Co OH.

Males Born After

#

Wheeler

Females Born After # Wheeler
100+ 100+
to 100 1740 to 100 1740
to 90 1750 to 90 1750
to 80 1760 to 80 1760
to 70 1770 to 70 1770
to 60 1780 to 60 1780
to 50 1790 to 50 1790
to 40 1800 1 Thomas to 40 1800
to 30 1810 0 to 30 1810 1 Amelia
to 20 1820 0 to 20 1820 1 Unknown
to 15 1825 0 to 15 1825 2 Roxanne
Althea
to 10 1830 1 George to 10 1830 1 Phoebe
to 5 1835 1 Thomas to 5 1835 2 Christina
Unknown
1850 Licking Co OH Census, Washington Twp
HN   FN    Last     First      Age  Sex  Occup.      POB
============================================================
1196 1201  Wheeler  Thomas     49   M    Farmer      VA
                    Amelia     37   F                O[hio]
                    Phebe      17   F                "
                    George     16   M                "
                    Thomas     13   M                "
                    Christina  12   F                "
                    Sarah       7   F                "
                    William     6   M                "
                    Gilbert     4   M                "
                    Malica      3   F                "
                    Manerva   6/12  F                "
1860 Licking Co OH Census, Washington Twp
HN   FN    Last     First      Age  Sex  Occup.      POB
==============================================================
1196 1201  Wheeler  Thomas     58   M    Farmer      Virginia
                    Amelia     48   F                Ohio
                    Thomas C.  23   M    Farmer      "
                    Phebe      27   F                "
                    Christina  22   F                "
                    William    16   M    Farmer      "
                    Gilbert    14   M                "
                    Malica     12   F                "
                    Manerva    10   F                "
                    Martha      7   F                "

    Children w/ Mariah Hughes

    1. One unknown daughter

    2. Roxanne Wheeler (possible daughter)

1850 Licking Co OH Census: Mary Ann Twp
DW#  FM#  Last      First     Age   S  Occup.     POB
==================+======================================
     931  Prichard  William    27   M             OH
                    Roxanne    21   F             "
                    Jane        6   F             "
                    Nancy       3   F             "
                    Gilford     1   M             "
1870 Vermilion Co IL Census:
DW#  FM#  Last      First     Age   S  Occup.         POB
==================+============================================
170  169  Prichard  William    47   M  Fermer         Ohio
                    Roxa Ann   42   F  Keeping house  Ohio
                    Nancy A.   23   F                 Ohio
                    Gilford    20   M  Farm laborer   Ohio
                    Roxa Ann   16   F                 Illinois
                    Mary       14   F                 Illinois
                    Margaret    8   F                 Illinois
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 William PRICHARD   Self   M   Male   W   57   OH   Farmer   VA   VA 
 Roxey A. PRICHARD   Wife   M   Female   W   52   OH   Keeping House   VA   OH 

    3. Althea Angeline Wheeler b. 4/8/1829 Licking Co OH

    4. Phoebe Wheeler b. 1832 Licking Co OH

    5. George Wheeler b. 1833 Licking Co OH

    6. Thomas C. Wheeler

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Thomas WHEELER   Self   M   Male   W   44   OH   Farmer   VA   --- 
 Nancy R. WHEELER   Wife   M   Female   W   33   OH   Keeping House   OH   OH 

    7. Christina Wheeler b. 1837 Licking Co OH

    Children w/ Amelia Platt

    8. Sarah Wheeler b. 1842 Licking Co OH

    9. William Wheeler

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 William H. WHEELER   Self   M   Male   W   38   OH   Farmer   VA   OH 
 Ellen A. WHEELER   Wife   M   Female   W   29   OH   Keeping House   OH   OH 

    10. Gilbert Wheeler

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Gilbert WHEELER   Self   M   Male   W   34   OH   Farmer   VA   --- 
 Missouri A. WHEELER   Wife   M   Female   W   30   OH   Keeping House   VA   OH 

    11. Melissa Wheeler b. 1846 Licking Co OH

    12. Minerva Wheeler

    13. Martha Wheeler b. 1852 Licking Co OH

Generation #3

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