Biography of John Wheaton, Jr.
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN WHEATON, JR., a retired carpenter and joiner of London, was born in Burlington, Otsego county, N. Y., April 15, 1808. His parents were of American birth. John jr. lived at home on a until he was 21 years old. He then learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, and being a natural mechanic, soon mastered his trade. During the winter he worked at the shoemaker's trade. June 19, 1831, he married Eliza Miller Ball, of Exeter, Otsego county. N. Y., who was born in Exeter, N. Y, Feb. 10, 1809. In the year 1852 he moved to Oakville, where he has since resided. They have ten children: Eliza M., born April 14, 1832; Sarah Electa, born Feb. 15, 1834; Esther M., born Feb. 13, 1836; Eveline M., born April 22, 1838; Emiline M., born June 8, 1840; John M., May 20, 1842; William Penn, Sept. 30, 1844; Mary L., Aug. 30, 1846; Albert M., July 23, 1850; Melva J., Jan. 9, 1852. John, a son of Mr. Wheaton. enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in Co. K, 1st Mich. Cav. (Broadhead's Regiment). He was Captured at the battle of Cedar Mountain and was confined in Libby prison seven weeks, He had two horses shot from under him, and carries the marks of war today upon his person.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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