Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY


JAMES WHEELER of Brownville, Jefferson Co., named wife, RACHAL WHEELER. Named grandson, LEONARD WHEELER of Brownville. Named son, LEONARD WHEELER and wife, UNISE. Named other children: JOHNATHAN, SILAS, EPHRAIM and ROSWELL WHEELER. RACHAL SCOTT, LEAH GROW, FANEY CROSLEY and PAUL HILDRETH. Roswell Wheeler named executor. Will dated 7 March 1834. /s/ James Wheeler
Witnesses: JAMES ALLEN of Brownville, BERIAH ALLEN of Brownville, JAMES ALLEN of Brownville.

Jefferson Co. NY wills: Vol. A, p. 139

NOTE: No Petition and no proof date. The 1860 census of Brownville, Jefferson Co. shows Leonard Wheeler, age 47, b New Hampshire and wife, Hannah Wheeler, age 38, b NY.

NNY Genealogy Stories in Stone lists Leonard Wheeler died 15 Feb. 1880 at 68 years; buried Dexter Cemetery in Brownville. Hannah Greenman Wheeler, wife of Leonard died 22 July 1887 at 65 years and is buried in the Dexter Cemetery.

Probable children:
Hannah Wheeler b 12 Mar. 1775
Jonathan Wheeler b 18 April 1777
Silas Wheeler b 21 May 1780 m Sally Bishop
Rachel Wheeler b 3 Nov. 1782 m ____Scott
Ephraim Wheeler b 26 Jan 1785
Leonard Wheeler b. 14 July 1787 m. Eunice Daggett
Roswell Wheeler b 11 May 1790
Leah Wheeler b 23 June 1792 m Eaton Grow
Fanny Wheeler b 1 Dec. 1794 m ____Crosley

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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