Sgt. Thomas Wheeler, of Concord

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Thomas Wheeler

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Hill Burying Ground Concord Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. Thomas Wheeler and Ann Wheeler
Husband of Sarah Wheeler; Jean Wheeler and Sarah Wheeler
Father of Sarah Wheeler; Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler; Ann (Wheeler); John Wheeler; Mary Wheeler and 6 others
Brother of Richard Wheeler; Hannah Middlebrook; Sgt. John Wheeler, of Fairfield; Sarah Sherwood and Timothy Wheeler

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About Sgt. Thomas Wheeler, of Concord

Son of Thomas Wheeler (d 1654) & Ann Halsey.

Thomas was freeman in Concord 18 May 1642. In Philip's war was a capt. wh. saw hard serv. espec. on the Quaboag ambuscade, 1 Aug. 1675, when hims. was wound. with the s. of little above 13 yrs. old; and his sup. officer, Edward Hutchinson, was mortal. wound. Wheeler wrote a modest narrat. wh. is repub. by the N. H. Hist. Soc. In vol. II. Administration of his estate was giv. to his wid. Hannah and s. Thomas upon his small est. 21 Sept. foll. by Gov. Andros. How old he was, or in what part of Eng. b. cannot be ascertain. tho. tradit. with her customary tale, makes three brs. come from Wales. He d. Ruth, m. 7 May 1673, Ephraim, Jones of Concord.

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  1. Sarah Meriam (c.1626 - 1676), daughter of Joseph Merriam (c.1600 - 1641) and Sarah Goldstone (1602 - 1670) married c.1648
  2. Joanna Seabrook (c.1592 - 1673), daughter of Robert Seabrook (1563 - 1650) and Alice Goodspeed (1576 - 1638)
  3. Jean Bryan
  4. Sarah Beers Stearns (1639 - 1723), daughter of Captain Richard Beers (1613 - 1675) and Elizabeth Firman (1615 - 1706), married 1677
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From http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Wheeler/wheelertsgt.htm

Thomas Wheeler bapt 8 Dec 1621 Cranfield, son of Thomas Wheeler and Ann Halsey.

He may have come with his parents in the Rev. John Jones' Company in the ship Definance that landed in New England 3 Oct 1635. His father Thomas was listed as a freeman in Concord  13 May 1640  

- This Thomas was listed as freeman 18 May 1642

- He was appointed Sergeant in 1642 and on the Concord Records from that time until his death, his name generally appears with that prefix, though sometimes called Thomas Wheeler, Sr 

- When his parents and uncle Thomas removed to Fairfield with the Rev John Jones, this Thomas apparently remained in Concord where he had married by 1648 Sarah Merriam and six of their children  were recorded  in Concord starting in 1649 through 1662.

- His father Thomas died in 1654 leaving his son Thomas all of his property in Concord. His mother Ann died in 1659.

- His 1st wife Sarah Merriam  died 1 Feb 1676.

Thomas  married 2nd 23 July 1677 Sarah Beers Stearns 5 Dec 1639 widow of Isaac and dau of Richard Beers   [her daughter Sarah married his son John]

He died.- 24 Dec 1704 Concord MA in his 84th yr

His widow Sarah Beers Stearns Wheeler died 21 Jan 1724

Family

  • WHEELER, Thomas
  • b. 8 DEC 1621 Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
  • d. 24 DEC 1704 Concord, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1649
  • Spouse: MERRIAM, Sarah
  • b. ABT 1633 England
  • d. 1 FEB 1675/6 Concord, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: MERRIAM, George
  • Mother: RAVEN, Susanna
  • Children:
    • WHEELER, Sarah
    • WHEELER, Joseph
    • WHEELER, Ann b. 22 DEC 1653 Concord, Middlesex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, John
    • WHEELER, Thomas b. 29 MAR 1662 Concord, Middlesex, Mass. d. 12 JUN 1695 Concord, Middlesex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, Elizabeth
    • WHEELER, Timothy
    • WHEELER, Rebecca b. 3 APR 1670 Concord, Middlesex, Mass. d. 6 NOV 1710
    • WHEELER, Ruth
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 23 JUL 1677
  • Spouse:BEERS, Sarah
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_d.htm#66
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  • Sgt. Thomas Wheeler
  • M, #4522, d. 24 December 1704
  • Father Thomas Wheeler b. 1591, d. 23 Aug 1654
  • Mother Anne Halsey
  • Sgt. Thomas Wheeler was christened at of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. He married Sarah Miriam. Sgt. Thomas Wheeler married Sarah Beers on 23 July 1677. Sgt. Thomas Wheeler died on 24 December 1704.
  • Family Sarah Miriam
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p151.htm#i4522
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Sgt. Thomas Wheeler, of Concord's Timeline

1621
December 8, 1621
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
December 8, 1621
Cranfield, Bedford, England
1648
1648
Age 26
in or around Concord
1649
July 10, 1649
Age 27
Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
1651
August 18, 1651
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1653
December 20, 1653
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1655
February 18, 1655
Age 33
Concord, MA, USA
1658
December 20, 1658
Age 37
Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
1662
March 29, 1662
Age 40
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1664
February 23, 1664
Age 42
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States