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Mary (Powers) Wheeler (abt. 1663 - 1740)

Mary Wheeler formerly Powers
Born about in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Mar 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 77 in Middleton, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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Mary was born in 1663. Mary Wheeler (born Powers) Birth: Circa 1663 - Concord Village (Littleton after 1715), Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Parents: Walter Powers, Trial (Tryal Shepard) Powers (born Shepard)
Siblings: Issac Powers, William Powers, Isaac Powers, Thomas Powers, Thomas Powers, Daniel Powers (Power), Increase Powers, Walter Powers, Jacob Powers, Sarah Barron (born Powers)

She married Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler on January 1, 1681 (alternate date: Mar 1861) in Chelmsford. Joseph was born in 1660. He was probably the son of Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler, later Captain Wheeler. Joseph had been married before.

Mary and Joseph's children included:

  1. Ruth Wheeler Robbins (1682-1761)
  2. Mary Wheeler (1684-1755)
  3. Rebecca Wheeler Higby (1686-1771)
  4. Esther Wheeler Prescott (1687-)
  5. Elizabeth Wheeler Harris (1690-1718)
  6. Jane Wheeler Doolittle (1692/93-1732),
  7. Joseph Wheeler (1694/95), and
  8. Ephraim Wheeler (1698-1760).

According to Cutter, they built the first house in Littleton.

Joseph died in 1706. She died on April 5, 1740 in Littleton. (Alternate death place: Middletown, Middlesex, Massachusetts)


  • The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts
  • American Genealogist, Vol. 12, pp. 4-17 and 135 and Vol. 14, pp 1-4 – July 1935 and Jan. 1936
  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 November 2018), Joseph Wheeler and Mary Powers, 1 Mar 1681; citing Marriage, Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm .
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 02 September 2019), \memorial page for Mary Powers Wheeler (1663–5 Apr 1740), Find A Grave: Memorial #106719047, citing Power Burying Ground, Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Stanley Shepard (contributor 47123608) .

See Also: Source: MyHeritage Family Trees [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc.

Family tree: Thurmond Web Site, managed by Christina Anne Thurmond


  • Ancestral File (R) Ancestral File Number: 1LTP-V7


Thank you to Allen Woods for creating WikiTree profile Powers-1526 through the import of Woods Family Tree_2009-03-29.ged on Jul 15, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Allen and others.

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Powers-5688 and Powers-1526 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband
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