Biography of Seth Wheeler
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Wheeler, Seth, was born in Boston in 1756, and died in 1827. When nineteen years of age he enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served all through the war. When he came home he went to New Hampshire and took up a farm and married a lady from Boston by the name of Rebecca Elliot. They moved to Dryden in 1804, and had a family of ten children. They came with three horses and a yoke of oxen, two covered wagons, and were twenty one days on the road; his farm being near Dryden Springs. Their oldest child, Rebecca, married a man by the name of Elisaph Sanford, who stood on the first church steeple in Dryden and swung a jug over his head after the church was raised, later moving to Steuben, where he died, leaving a large family. The next, Betsey, married Jared Todd in West Dryden, raised a large family, and moved to Michigan. Susan married a Mr. Courtright from Owego, moved to Ohio, died, and left three daughters. Lucy married Mr. Petigrew, they both died in Owego, leaving one son; a daughter of this son married Frank Cornell, of Ithaca. Seth married but left no children. Enos married a Miss Blair, had nine children, who are all settled not far from Dryden. Polly never married, and died at Dryden. John married Eliza Blair, had eight children, and died in Seneca county. Belinda married Marsden Blair, he died a number of years ago; she is still living at the age of ninety five years. Anna married Anson Cook, moved to Michigan, where both died, leaving two daughters. Elliot B. Wheeler, son of Enos, who is seventy six years old, lives two and one half miles north of McLean. He married first Mary Jane Lormor, of Dryden, and second Sarah Crittenden, youngest daughter of Asa Crittenden. Orrin married Mary Bartholomew, of Dryden; he is dead. They had, one son, with whom his mother is living. Delany married Leonard Griswold, of Dryden, both living. Emory married Elizabeth Stewart, they live in Dryden. Elson lost his first wife, then married Sarah Brigham; live in Dryden. Edson, the twin brother of Elson, is dead. Almon married a Miss Stewart, and lives not far from Elmira with his daughter, his wife being dead. Ambros married and livens near Marathon, N. Y. Dora Ann married Daniel Bartholomew, they live in Dryden village.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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