Thomas WHEELER, Sr.

Male - 1654


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  • Name Thomas WHEELER  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 05 May 1654  [1
    Will Proved 23 Aug 1654  [1
    Died Between 05 May and 23 Aug 1654  [1
    Notes 
    • "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": Wheeler, Thomas, "Sr." - Known as Thomas, Sr., came to Concord, whence he came (with the Jones contingent in Sept. 1644 as we suppose) to Fairfield. Here land was recorded to him, and adjacent land to Thomas, Jr., in Jan. 1649/50. This Thomas, Jr., we take to be the brother named 1654 in his will, but whether actual brother or brother-in-law the evidence is inadequate to establish. Though rare, brothers sometimes were given identical names, but usually they were half-brothers, with different mothers. Ephraim Wheeler was certainly brother of Thomas, Sr.
      Will 5 May 1654, proved 23 Aug. 1654; wife Ann; elder son Thomas, property in Concord; dau. Sarah wife of Thomas Sherwood and their son Thomas; dau. (not named) and four gr. children, Mary, James, Thomas, and John Bennett; son John, lands in Fairfield; brother Thomas Wheeler Lieutenant, Robert Lockwood, and Andrew Ward, all of Fairfield, overseers. Ephraim Wheeler was an appraiser.
      Will of Ann Wheeler, 21 Aug. 1659; elder son Thomas, his wife and children; children of dau. hannah, mentioning Sarah and Hannah Bennett;; gr. child Sarah Sherwood; Annis Sherwood, wife of my son-in-law; to Rebecca Turney, my best hat; to Ann Squire, a petticoat. Inv. 20 Oct. 1659. the illegible conclusion of the will may have named her son John.
      The "Wheeler Family in Amerca" which we cannot follow implicitly with regard to this Wheeler family, states that Thomas m. at Cranefield, co. Bedford, Eng., 5 May 1613 Ann Halsey; and the baptisms of their children at Cranefield, given below, are from the same source.
    Person ID I60794  Main Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 

    Family Ann ?,   d. Between 21 Aug and 20 Oct 1659 
    Children 
    +1. Anna WHEELER,   c. 20 Feb 1617, Cranefield co. Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. William WHEELER,   c. 16 Mar 1618, Cranefield co. Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Thomas WHEELER,   c. 8 Apr 1620, Cranfield, co Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. John WHEELER,   c. 27 Feb 1624, Cranefield co. Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Sarah WHEELER,   c. 10 Aug 1628, Cranefield co. Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1659  (Age ~ 30 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F20323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).