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James Wheeler, Sr.

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: April 22, 1753 (85)
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Wheeler, of Salisbury and Abigail Wheeler
Husband of Grizzell Wheeler and Elizabeth Wheeler
Father of Abigail West; William Wheeler; Mary Dyer; James Wheeler, Jr; Col Philip Wheeler and 3 others
Brother of Henry Allen Wheeler, Jr; Abigail Wheeler; William Allen Wheeler; Moses Wheeler; Anne Riggs and 8 others

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About James Wheeler, Sr.

  • James Wheeler Twin of Ann Wheeler Riggs (RN=13804). He was born on 27 May 1667 at Salisbury, Essex, MA. He married Grizzell Squire, daughter of Philip Squire and Rachel Ruggles, circa 1690 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. James Wheeler married Elizabeth Brintnel on 2 October 1738 at Salisbury, Essex, MA. James Wheeler died in April 1753 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, at age 85.
  • Family Grizzell Squire b. 14 May 1668, d. b 1738
  • Child
    • James Wheeler, Jr. b. 27 Mar 1697, d. 23 Apr 1740
  • Citations
  • [S3520] Unknown author, Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 174.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p460.htm#i13805


  • James Wheeler
  • M, #322742
  • Last Edited=28 Nov 2008
  • James Wheeler is the son of Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen.
  • Reference: Bush-752.
  • Child of James Wheeler and Grizzell Squire
    • James Wheeler+ b. 1696/97, d. 1753
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p32275.htm#i322742


  • SQUIRE, Grizzell
  • b. 14 MAY 1668 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
  • d. 1737
  • Parents:
  • Father: SQUIRE, Philip
  • Mother: RUGGLES, Rachel
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1687
  • Spouse: WHEELER, James
  • b. 27 MAY 1667 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 22 APR 1740 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHEELER, Henry
  • Mother: ALLEN, Abigail
  • Children:
    • WHEELER, William
    • WHEELER, Abigail
    • WHEELER, James
    • WHEELER, Rachel
    • WHEELER, Squire
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_298.htm#12


  • Genealogical and family history of the state of Connecticut : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation (1911) Vol. 1
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalfami001cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami001cutt#page/25/mode/1up
  • Pg.25
    • (The Wheeler Line).
  • (I) John Wheeler, immigrant ancestor, was from Salisbury, England, and was an inhabitant of Hampton, Massachusetts, soon after the settlement of that town. He received land in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1641. He removed to Newbury, Massachusetts, before 1650, but was taxed in Salisbury in 1652. He was a barber by trade. He married Anne ___ , who died August 15, 1662, Newbury. He died in 1670. His will was dated March 28, 1668, proved October 11, 1670. Children: Adam, remained in Salisbury, England, 1668 ; Edward, remained in Salisbury, England, 1668; William, remained in England, 1668; David, born about 1625, in England, married. May 11, 1650, Sarah Wise; Anne, married Aquila Chase; Mercy, living in 1668; Elizabeth, married a Bultom or Button, living in 1668; Roger, married, December 7, 1653, Mary Wilson ; Henry, mentioned below ; George, married, April 30, 1660, Susanna Stowers; Joseph, died October 13, 1659.
  • (II) Henry, son of John Wheeler, married, about 1659, Abigail Allen or Allan. She was a member of the Salisbury church in 1687 ; a widow of Boston, 1696. He was admitted to the Salisbury church, August 26, 1694, and died before 1696. Abigail Allen was the daughter of William and Ann (Goodale) Allen, and was born January 4, 1639-40. Her father, William Allen, was a "house-carpenter" in Salisbury and received land there in the first division, also in 1640. His name appears on the list of "townsmen and commoners" in 1650 and later lists. He married (first) Ann, daughter of Richard Goodale, who died May, 1678; he married (second) Alice, widow of John Roper and of John Dickison. He died in Salisbury, June 18, 1686. Children of Henry Wheeler : Henry, born April 13, 1659, Salisbury; Abigail, March 7, 1660-61, Salisbury; William, September 6, 1663, Salisbury; Moses, June 24, 1665, Salisbury; Ann, (twin) May 27, 1667, Salisbury; James (twin), mentioned below; Josiah, April 23, 1669, Salisbury; Ruth, July 15, 1671, Salisbury; Nathaniel, March 28, 1675, Salisbury; Jeremiah, July 17, 1677, Salisbury; Benjamin, January 15, 1681-82, Salisbury; Mary, June 5, 1685, Salisbury.


  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical (1916) Vol. 3
  • https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaofma03cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma03cutt#page/111/mode/1up
  • (I) John Wheeler, the founder of the family in America, was, according to reputed authority, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and was of a family long resident in that locality. Previous to his departure from England he had married. On March 24, 1633-34, he sailed for the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ship "Mary and John," bringing with him his wife, Ann, and six of his children, but leaving in his native land four of his sons. The first settlement of John Wheeler in America was made in Agawam (later Ipswich), in the Massachusetts Bay Colony ; there he resided for about a year, and thence removed to the north bank of the Merrimac river, at the place which was called Salisbury after 1640. The influence of the founder, Wheeler, may
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma03cutt#page/112/mode/1up
  • be traced in the selection of the name Salisbury (being that of his English birthplace) for the New World township. He was one of the original proprietors ; he received a tract of land there in 1641, and although he removed to Newbury before 1650, held and paid taxes on his allotment in Salisbury as late as 1652. After establishing himself in Newbury, John Wheeler did not again remove, but remained at that place until his death.
  • He died in Newbury, Massachusetts, August 29, 1670. He married, in England, Ann __ , who died August 15, 1662. Issue (among others), his eldest son, Henry, mentioned below.
  • (II) Henry Wheeler, son of John and Ann Wheeler, was born in England. He was a resident of Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he joined the church, August 26, 1694. His wife Abigail was admitted to membership in the same church in 1687. Henry Wheeler died before 1696. He married, about 1658, Abigail Allen, born in Salisbury, January 4, 1639-40, daughter of William and Ann (Goodale) Allen. Issue twelve children, of whom the sixth was James, mentioned below.
  • (III) James Wheeler, son of Henry and Abigail (Allen) Wheeler, was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, May 27, 1667. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where all his children, with the exception of Mary, were born. He died in Rehoboth, in April, 1753. He was domiciled in Swansea in 1738. He married (first) Grizzell Squire, daughter of Philip and Rachel (Ruggles) Squire. He married (second), October 2, 1738, Elizabeth Brintnal, of Norton. Issue seven children, of whom the third was James, mentioned below. .... etc.


Note from John D. Curtis. Children are believed to include (taken from other trees, but not confirmed):

  1. Abigail Sturges or Abigail West or Abigail Martin (born Wheeler)
  2. Mary Dyer or Mary Reed (born Wheeler)
  3. James Wheeler Jr.
  4. Col. Philip Wheeler
  5. Rachel Thurber (born Wheeler)
  6. Ann Pierce (born Wheeler)
  7. Squire Wheeler
  8. Jeremiah Wheeler
  9. Henry Wheeler (?)
  10. William Wheeler (?)
  11. Martha Wheeler (?)
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James Wheeler, Sr.'s Timeline

May 27, 1667
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 19
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
April 3, 1691
Age 23
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 24
Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
March 22, 1697
Age 29
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
March 4, 1698
Age 30
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
April 4, 1701
Age 33
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
April 3, 1703
Age 35
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
February 26, 1705
Age 37
Rehoboth, Brstl, MA