Is anyone working the Wheeler family line?

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In trying to fix some Pre-1500 errors, I have found a number of Wheeler profiles that appear to be "myths".   I am trying to connect with anyone who is seriously working this lineage.   I do not need sources, I am not going to work this....I am trying to find someone who is working this....
asked in Genealogy Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (485k points)
Here are some specific profiles that have issues

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-203

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-1804

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-1031  

These are women with children born after their death

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-201

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-2955

This one has children born before her birth and after her death

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-2955

The Profile Manager of Elizabeth Wheeler (listed above, will probably not be coming back), and that's too far back for me to do anything with, at this point.

11 Answers

+5 votes
there are a lot of unconnected Wheeler lines... can you be more specific?
answered by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (403k points)
The early Wheelers from Cranfield Bedfordshire are probably a work of fiction, with not a source in sight. Start off with Patty Sue Milk https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Milk-1 to get a flavour of the early Wheeler profiles. Bounty Thomas Wielher https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wielher-1 _848-900 is another good starting point.
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Not only was my Paternal Grandmother a Wheeler, her parents were 1st cousins. And the branch ends at my 4th GGrandfather John Wheeler-6343.

I may need some guidance but will be glad to assist!

In doing some reading about other Wheeler "issues" one of the sources for Dorothy Wheeler-266 Fish is:

The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America

https://archive.org/stream/genealogicaland00genegoog#page/n12/mode/2up 

I will be happy, as time permits, to go through and incorporate those names into WikiTree. Perhaps if others would like to join in and divvy up portions of the book, it would be a help to all of us.

answered by Michael Jordan G2G3 (3.5k points)
edited by Michael Jordan

I'm the Profile Manager for Dorothy (Wheeler) Fish and that reference is already in the profile Michael. (1st one as a matter of fact.) I've already got one person going in and changing things without discussing them with me first. Please discuss in the comments any proposed changes you intend to make. (I'd hate for you to waste an effort to something I'm going to change as this one person has a tendency to do.) 

Dorothy (Wheeler) Fish profile is as finished as I can get it. All I ask is please do not change the style of the biography or the citations. I need them the way they are for the Stonington One Place Study.

No problem at all!

I was thinking more of adding any Wheelers not in WikiTree.

Michael
+4 votes

Another book

https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Genealogy-ancestral-Bedfordshire-descendants/dp/B0006QVXFE

That's the paperback.  This is part of the "Research Edition"

http://web.cortland.edu/wheeler/Genealogy/Appendices/appendix%2000%20I.pdf

but I haven't figured out how to get the rest of it.

answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (450k points)

Another Wheeler family genealogist, Richard Merrill Wheeler

http://web.cortland.edu/wheeler/

http://web.cortland.edu/wheeler/Genealogy/genealogy.PDF  PDF 9MB

http://web.cortland.edu/wheeler/Genealogy/genealogy.htm  Appendices to above

Wonderful, the list of profiles that need work and their associated families are indicated above....please update those profiles as you see fit!
+2 votes
I am on the Wheeler Name Study, but I'm not that far up the tree yet.
answered by Nancy Taylor G2G3 (3k points)
There are some great sources listed here that should help you in your journey!

I'm also actively working on the Wheeler One Name Study...Dorothy (Wheeler) Fish aka Smith is one of the Wheeler Profiles I manage. She is my 8th Great Aunt. I apparently got distracted and didn't get back to it, and I'd really prefer people discuss changes with me before changing things in the profiles I manage, which is what I thought we were suppose to be doing anyway. Robin, did the rules on that change?

I am aware of the rules as stated on the page, which is why I questioned the "go ahead" and fix stuff" (my rewording of what you said)...considering I'm very active and one of the profiles mentioned (as I stated in my comment above) I manage, (and is in my One Place Study), and is my 8th Great Aunt. I am in the process of working on that profile now. Just wish you would have said it the way it's stated in the link you provided me.
+6 votes

Wheeler sources I have.  I can look at them later.

  • The American Genealogist, vol. 20 supplement (1943):37-38. Additions and Corrections to The Families of Old Fairfield: Wheeler, by Donald Lines Jacobus.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 27 no. 1 (January 1951): 35-40. The Wheelers of Bedfordshire and New England part 1, by John Insley Coddington.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 27 no. 2 (April 1951): 119-125. The Wheelers of Bedfordshire and New England part 2, by John Insley Coddington.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 28 no. 3 (July 1952): 139-148. The Wheelers of Bedfordshire and New England part 3, by John Insley Coddington.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 28 no. 4 (October 1952): 257-259. The Wheelers of Bedfordshire and New England part 4, by John Insley Coddington.
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 87 no. 2 (April 1933):115-120.  The Parents of Elizabeth (White) Wheeler and Anna (White) Hayward of Concord, Mass., by Howard Dakin French.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 12 (1935):4-17. Captain Thomas Wheeler and some of his Descendants, by Homer W. Brainard.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 14 (1937):1-4. The Father of the Concord Wheelers, by Donald Lines Jacobus.
  • 14:135
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 20:127. Notes: Inter-colony or Inter-state – Wheeler, by W. Herbert Wood.
  • Concord Library website: The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts. (accessed July 2016). http://tinyurl.com/hyeej8a
  • Wheeler, Raymond David. The Wheeler Genealogy: The Ancestral Wheeler Family of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, whose descendants settled in Colonial New England, vol. 1. (1993).
  • NEHGR 3:189

answered by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
Thanks for whatever you can do to update the profiles listed and their immediate families!
Oops. There was a comment here by Robin Lee I accidently flagged and it is now gone. I cannot undo the flag. Can this be reversed?

Perhaps flagging should have a confirmation box?
+1 vote
My house used to be owned by a Guy Wheeler in Downers Grove. We have have tracked back some family but are far away from connecting to these profiles. I have updated some of the profiles to tag the unsourced to the county Bedfordshire - which most seem to be associated with. Perhaps the Musty Dusty team will have a Bedfordshire expert in the upcoming Clean-A-thon that come across these profiles.
answered by Marty Acks G2G6 Mach 7 (76.7k points)
I added in what I know of this Guy Wheeler line this morning. The oldest of the line is Merritt Wheeler( born about 1799). Here is the link:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-16260
+1 vote
I connect to the Wheeler family of Cranfield, Bedfordshire through my Lawton line. One of the things I've come accross is some confusion linking this Wheeler family with the Wheeler family from Salisbury. I'ave had to disconnect some Wheeler lines from Salisbury incorrectly linked to the Wheelers from Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
answered by James Stratman G2G6 Mach 6 (69k points)
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I'm working on the Wheeler family line which includes Isaac Wheeler and Chambers Wheeler, my Great, Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-15232

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-15231
answered by John Sullivan G2G Crew (730 points)
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If any of you wonderful Wheeler people know of a Wheeler family that moved into Indiana Territory in the early 1800's and left an orphan daughter please let me know!

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-14777
answered by Wendy Fromme G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
+1 vote
This one is okay as far as date of her death... baby was born about a month before her date of death (not after).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wheeler-201
answered by Cheryl Bostrom G2G Crew (470 points)
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Hello,

I have Wheeler ancestry, but none of the ones listed above. The Wheeler ancestors include Wheeler-376, 1904, 198, 199, 1039, 39, 1029. I will be check their dates, etc. but not for a while as I have other more serious clean-up aisles. I will keep an eye out for the ones listed above, though. Regards, Carol (Baldwin-3428)
answered by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)

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