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Jane Walker (Wheeler)

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Newport Parish?, Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Death: 1673 (68-76)
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dominick Wheeler and Mercy (Jellye) Jelly
Wife of Rev. Adam Blakeman and Jacob Walker
Mother of Rev. John Blackman; James Blakeman; Mary Higginson and Samuel B. Blakeman
Sister of Edward Wheeler; John Wheeler, I; Adam Wheeler; Elizabeth Wheeler; Ann Wheeler and 11 others
Half sister of Henry John Wheeler

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About Jane Walker

Date of birth has also been erroneously reported to be 1660.

Adam Blackman married Jane Wheeler at Gnosall, Newport (Staffordshire) England.


  • 1) Mary (see below);
  • 2) John; born 1631c; married 1653c, Dorothy Smith; died 1662c;
  • 3) James; born 1633c; married 1657c, Marriam Wheeler; died 1681c;
  • 4) Samuel born 1635c; married November 1660, Elizabeth Wheeler; died November 27, 1668;
  • 5) Deliverance; born 1637c; married Hannah Coulfield; died April 1702 and
  • 6) Benjamin, born 1639c; married April 1, 1675, Rebecca Scottaw.


  • came to New England with her brother, Moses; --one source claims she married (2) the same Robert Walker her brother Moses' daughter, Elizabeth is supposed to have married
  • 1600c: Jane Wheeler was born at Village of Gnosall, Newport Parish (Staffordshire) England.
  • 1667c: She had trouble with her son, Deliverance, concerning the support of Mary Benfield's child. On her petition, the General Court referred the matter to Mr. Nathan Gold and the Commissioners of Fairfield and Stratford.
  • September 20, 1671: The Will of Jane Blackman was dated. and was recorded (Fairfield Probate records)
  • 1672c: She was again before the General Court in a dispute over some books and the rent of land of her son, Benjamin Blackman.
  • 1673c: The General Court recommended that Mr. Jacob Walker stop bothering the widow Blackman about the use of land he claimed.
  • 1674c: She died at Stratford Village (Fairfield) Connecticut Colony.
  • 1674, January 23: Her inventory is dated.
  • Rev. Adam Blakeman's Will 16 Mar. 1664/5; sons John, James and Samuel have had portions; wife; son Benjamin; son Atwater's son Joshua; dau. Mary Atwater; son John's children; wives of sons James and Samuel; son Deliverance provided he returns; Joseph Blackman; to dau. Blackman if she marry not John Thomas; overseers, Brother Groves, bro. Booth, bro. Hawley. Inv. 22 Sept. 1665. Will of Jane Blackman 20 Sept. 1671; son Deliverance


  1. "Effie Belle Randall of Bath, Ohio: Her Ancestors and Descendants" by Theodore N. Woods; pp. 27-8; published by T. N. Woods; Phoenix, Arizona; 1991 (CS71.R19 1991 LofC)
  2. The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America. Compiled by the American College of Genealogy, Under the direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr., 1914
  3. New England Ancestors. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 7.4:55 lists a newly published book on "Reverend Adam Blackman (c. 1598-1665) and His Wife Jane (c. 1600-1673)"


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Jane Walker's Timeline

August 3, 1600
Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Age 23
Age 23
Gnossall, Staffordshire, England
Age 35
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 39
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
Age 72
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Age 73
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut