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Ruth Wheeler (Wood)

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 9, 1677 (47-55)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Wood and Margaret Wood
Wife of Capt. Thomas "The Indian Fighter" Wheeler
Mother of Alice Wheeler; Ruth Prescott; Thomas Wheeler, III; Nathaniel Wheeler; Ephraim Wheeler and 4 others
Sister of Michael Wood

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About Ruth Wheeler

Captain Thomas 1 Wheeler's wife was Ruth Wood, daughter of William Wood, but I have found no record of her birth or death, nor of their marriage. [William Wood's will names son Michael and grand daughter Abigail Hosmer, wife of Thomas Wheeler - RRW]

Savage's identification of him, as having had a second wife Sarah, etc. is still more absurd, he died 19 Dec, 1678. The births of his children are not of record here, nor is his marriage, nor the death of his wife, but the record of his death is explicit: "Capt. Thomas Wheeler, husband of Ruth, died 10-10-1676". Thomas Wheeler, son of the widow Ruth died 17-12-1676/7. Nathaniel Wheeler, son of ye widow Ruth died 9-12-1676/7"

Their children were:

  1. Thomas   d. 16 Feb. 1676/7 [He died of wounds from the Brookfield fight that led to the death of his father. Brainard puts his birth at “before 1652” and his death at 9 Jan. 1676/7 – JCW.]
  2. [Brainard includes a Ruth, born “about 1652”, dying 7 May 1673 and married to Ephraim Jones. Births, Marriages and Deaths has “Ephram Jones” marrying “Reuth Wheeler” on 7 May 1673. It has him dying 23 Jan 1676 but includes no date for Ruth's death. An RRW note suggests that Ruth subsequently married Thomas Brown and then Jonathan Prescott. Births, marriages and deaths, p. 20, has a Capt. Jonathan Prescott marrying Ruth Brown 18 Aug. 1718 – JCW]
  3. Nathaniel   [b. “about 1655”]   d. 9 Feb. 1676/7 [or 16 Jan. or 9 Dec. 1676 - JCW]
  4. Joseph m. Mary Powers
  5. Ephraim d. 19 Feb. 1689
  6. Deliverance m. Mary Davis [daughter of Lt. Simon 2 Davis – RRW]


  • The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts Compiled by George Tolman in 1908 . Revised for editions of 1970 and 1981 and, by Joseph C. Wheeler, for this online edition of 2006. This online edition is complete up to the Joseph's second revision, July 21, 2007.
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Ruth Wheeler's Timeline

Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 14
Concord, Middlesex, MA
April 25, 1650
Age 24
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
July 28, 1650
Age 24
Milford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 34
Concord, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
October 3, 1662
Age 36
Paugusett, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
January 9, 1676
Age 50
June 9, 1677
Age 51
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States