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.
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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