Sgt. Thomas/2 Wheeler

M, #8201, (before 9 April 1620 - 24 September 1704)
Father*Thomas/1 Wheeler1 b. s 1588, d. 23 Aug 1654
Mother*Ann/1 Halsey1 b. 1590, d. 1659
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:23 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/2 Merriam:

  • Sarah/3 Wheeler12 b. 10 Jul 1649
  • Joseph/3 Wheeler13 b. 18 Aug 1651, d. 16 Mar 1676/77
  • Ann/3 Wheeler14 b. 22 Dec 1653, d. 20 Mar 1676/77
  • John/3 Wheeler15 b. 18 Feb 1655
  • Mary/3 Wheeler16 b. 20 Dec 1658, d. 26 May 1668
  • Thomas/3 Wheeler III17 b. 29 Mar 1662, d. 12 Jun 1695
  • Elizabeth/3 Wheeler+5 b. 23 Feb 1664, d. 26 Oct 1744
  • Timothy/3 Wheeler+18 b. 24 Jul 1667, d. 14 Apr 1718
  • Rebecca/3 Wheeler19 b. 3 Apr 1670
  • Ruth/3 Wheeler20 b. 10 Apr 1673

Children with Sarah/2 Beers:

  • Ephraim/3 Wheeler21,22 b. 26 Jun 1678
  • Joseph/3 Wheeler23 b. 11 Jan 1680/81
Sgt. Thomas/2 Wheeler IV was born before 9 Apr 1620 at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.2 Says Shattuck of the early Wheelers at Concord, Massachusetts, "George, Joseph, and Obadiah were among the first settlers; and Ephraim, Thomas and Timothy came in 1639, and all were heads of families."3 Thomas Wheeler married (1), circa 1648, probably at Concord (although no record isurvives), Sarah/2 Merriam of Concord, daughter of Joseph/1 Merriam and Sarah/1 Goldstone.4 Sergeant of Concord's trainband, 1662.5 Reportedly served in Philip's War, 1675-76.6
     His wife Sarah died at Concord 1 Feb 16767, and there he married (2), as her 2nd husband, 23 Jul 1677, Sarah/2 Beers of Watertown, daughter of Capt. Richard/1 Beers and Elizabeth (–?–), and widow of Isaac/2 Stearns Jr.8
     The will of Capt. Timothy/1 Wheeler, 1 Mar 1686/87, named nephew Sergeant Wheeler, Mr. James Minot, and brother Caleb Brooks executors.9,10 Thomas Wheeler died at Concord 24 Sep 1704.11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S142] John R. Wood, citing R.D. Wheeler, 1:6.
  2. [S142] John R. Wood, citing R.D. Wheeler, Wheeler Genealogy1:6.
  3. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 386.
  4. [S106] NEHGS Register, 50:506–9 (Oct 1896), "Genealogical Gleanings in England."
  5. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 11, Elisabeth Wheeler b.
  6. [S159] James C. Walker, source unreported (reads like Savage or Pope).
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 19, Sarah Wheeler d.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 20, Sargen Thomas Wheler/Sarah Starnes m.
  9. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 214, legacy of Timothy Wheeler.
  10. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 68, Sargnt Thomas Wheeler d.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, Sara Wheeler b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, Joseph wheeler b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, An wheeler b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, John wheeler b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, Mary wheeler b; 13, d.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 10, Thomas Wheeler b; 57, d.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 13, Timothy Wheeler b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 17, Rebackah Wheler b.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 17, Ruth Wheler b.
  21. [S185] Concord BMD, 22, Ephr. Wheeler b.
  22. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:68: Will of Timothy Wheeler.
  23. [S185] Concord BMD, 31, Joseph Wheeler b.