Biography of Milton E. Wheeler
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Wheeler, Milton E., was born in Watertown, July 20, 1826, a son of Amos and Relief (Herrick) Wheeler. Amos Wheeler was born in Parkersfield, N. H., in 1789, a son of Jacob Wheeler, born in New Hampshire, March 19, 1750, and died in 1841; his wife was born in 1751 and died in 1808, and they had fourteen children. The brothers of Amos Wheeler, Nehemiah and Jacob, came to Jefferson county before the war of 1812. Nehemiah went west and Jacob returned to New Hampshire. Amos Wheeler came to Jefferson county about 1812 and was at Sacket Harbor at the time of the battle. He settled in Watertown and afterwards went to Brownville, then to Worth and after seven years came to Theresa, in 1836, and there died in 1869. He was a member of the M. E. church and very active. He was married twice and had eight children by his first wife and three by his second. Milton E. Wheeler was educated in the common schools. He is by trade a carpenter, but carries on general farming, having a farm of 180 acres and is one of the foremost farmers of his town. In politics he is a Republican and has served as highway commissioner. He is a member of Theresa Grange. March 9, 1853, he married Mariett Evans, and they had nine children: Ella, George, Ida (deceased), Gilbert, Charles (deceased), Charlie (deceased), Nina (deceased), Carrie and Edward M.

 

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