Descendants of Thomas Wheeler of Virginia

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Generation #1

Thomas (0Research) Wheeler, Sr.  of Hardy Co (W) VA

Research Note: The 1880 Census for Licking Co OH lists Althea Wheeler's father's POB as Virginia. In the 1820 to 1850 timeframe, there were three different Wheeler families living in the area near Utica OH. One family came from New England, and a second family came from Pennsylvania. This is the third family which descends from Thomas Wheeler who died in Hardy Co (W) VA.

Thomas Wheeler was born in about 1735, probably in Charles Co MD. In about 1760, Thomas married an unknown spouse.

Sometime before 1763, Thomas migrated to Hampshire (now Hardy) Co (W) VA where he settled to raise his family. In 1746 Virginia blazed a new road from the coast over the Blue Ridge to Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley. And, the Wheeler family was part of a new migration stream from the Virginia Tidewater and Maryland to the Valley of Virginia. [Pioneer Road]

Thomas is first found enumerated in the rent rolls for South Manor, an approximately 55,000 acre manor owned by Lord Fairfax. And, Thomas settled on the family farm where the family grew to total eleven children. Unfortunately, his wife died sometime before 1800.

Thomas died 9/2/1800 in Hardy Co (W) VA. At the time of his death, Thomas is reported to have been living with common-law wife Jane Condell. Thomas's will named his eleven children.

Wheeler, Thomas
# White males tithable   1 
# Black males over 16   0
# Black males 12 - 16   0
# Horses   3


    1. Benjamin Wheeler b. 1772 Hampshire Co (W) VA.

    2. Eleanor Wheeler b. c. 1774 Hampshire Co (W) VA

    3. Anne Wheeler b. c. 1777 Hampshire Co (W) VA

    4. Sarah Wheeler b. c. 1779 Hampshire Co (W) VA

    5. Rachel Wheeler b. c. 1782 Hampshire Co (W) VA

    6. Elizabeth Wheeler b. c. 1784 Hampshire Co (W) VA

    Note: 1785 Hardy Co split from Hampshire Co (W) VA

    7. William Wheeler b. c. 1787 Hardy Co (W) VA

    8. Virginia Wheeler b. c. 1789 Hardy Co (W) VA

    9. Ruth Wheeler

Hardy Co (W) VA Marriages
Wheeler, Ruth Hotzman, Anthony 12/ 23/1813 by Josiah Hoskinson

    10. Thomas Wheeler

Hardy Co (W) VA Marriages
Wheeler, Thomas Doud, Nancy 1/10/1822 by Benedict Reynolds

    11. Dolly Wheeler

Hardy Co (W) VA Marriages
Wheeler, Dolly Hartman, Daniel 12/12/1816 by John Johnson

Generation #2


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