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Posted: 5 May 2000 9:16AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 7:43PM GMT
As all Wheeler descendants know, Wheeler is a common name. My great grandmother on my father's and mother's side were Wheelers, and so far as I know, not related.

I have written a book, FOOTPRINTS WEST, which includes the history of John Wheeler's descendants. John came from England in 1659. On the same ship was John Drummond. John Wheeler's son, William, married John Drummond's daughter, Susannah. That was the beginning of a long line of Wheelers.

Some of the Wheelers distinguished themselves just by being there. Richard Wheeler owned a pew across the aisle from George Washington in the Pohick Church. Another Richard Wheeler owned the property (in 1735) that is now Arlington Cemetery about a 100 years before Robert E. Lee owned the property.

The Wheeler family scattered to the 4 winds, but my line went to Tennessee where they founded Wheeler Station (Caryville) and lived around Wheeler Gap. Migration to Texas was popular, so during the 1850s, they went to Texas. Some went to Alabama and Florida before going to Texas. One was Lt. Gov. of Texas.

The book also includes the Masters, Meeker Mayo families - my maternal ancestors. It is 700+ pages, hardback, indexed, acid free paper and is $65 incl. postage if you're interested.

Doyle Fenn
9510 Twin Oaks Drive
Manvel, Tx 77578

PS I'm now completing the Wheeler family on my dad's side. It begins with John Wheeler of Virginia who moved to Hall Co, GA.

Family stories make the family more interesting and meaningful.

The family is found in Maryland, around Baltimore, and moves to Fairfax Co, VA
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DoyleFenn27 5 May 2000 3:16PM GMT 
staci wheeler 3 Jun 2000 7:36PM GMT 
Elaine Townsl... 25 Dec 2000 9:06PM GMT 
Nora Wheeler 17 Feb 2001 2:08PM GMT 
DoyleFenn27 18 Feb 2001 3:43PM GMT 
Doyle Fenn 6 Mar 2010 10:42PM GMT 
Catie 21 May 2001 7:05AM GMT 
DoyleFenn27 21 May 2001 9:13AM GMT 
Catie 22 May 2001 4:37AM GMT 
RAH1957 23 May 2001 4:15PM GMT 
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