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Rachel Wheeler, Rachel Eaton, Rachel Paulk, born 1705, Concord, Middlesex County, MA

Rachel Wheeler, Rachel Eaton, Rachel Paulk, born 1705, Concord, Middlesex County, MA

Posted: 14 May 2008 9:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eaton, Paulk, Wheeler
Rachel Paulk was my 6th great grandmother. Rachel Paulk was born on 06 Dec 1705 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Her parents were Samuel Paulk and Sarah Brabrook. Rachel Paulk married 1st William Eaton in 1726, Tolland, Tolland County, CT. William Eaton was born July 1700, Windsor, Hartford County, CT and died 1737, Tolland, Tolland County, CT. Widow Rachel Eaton married 2nd Nathan Wheeler on 23 Apr 1741, Tolland, Tolland County, CT. Nathan Wheeler died 17 Jan 1766, Amenia, Dutchess County, NY.

My question is Rachel’s death date. I can not locate a reliable death date for her in Connecticut or Dutchess County, NY. There does not seem to be a grave site for her in the “Burying Ground at Coleman's Station”, North East, Dutchess County, NY where her husband Nathan was buried at his death in 1766. I would appreciate any help or clues that you may have. Best regards, Richard Wheeler

Re: Rachel Wheeler, Rachel Eaton, Rachel Paulk, born 1705, Concord, Middlesex County, MA

Posted: 4 Oct 2012 3:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wheeler, Eaton, Paulk, born 1705, Concord, Middlesex County, MA
I am Richard Wheeler, the same person that posted above on Rachel Paulk Eaton Wheeler. I have a little more knowledge now but I am still looking for Rachel's death date and place of death.

I know she must have survived until 24 Nov 1749 with the birth of her youngest daughter, Sarah Wheeler, in Tolland, Tolland County, CT (from Barbour Collection, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870).

I know that Nathan Wheeler, her husband, removed to New Marlborough, MA at some point after the above 1749 date in Tolland. Nathan and his oldest son Elijah Wheeler, a birth from Nathan's first wife, Mary Wheeler, before her death in 1740 (Tolland) arrived in North East, NY (Millerton, Dutchess County, NY area). It is stated in the "Coleman Station Historic District, Dutchess County NY" dossier that "Nathan Wheeler and his son Elijah, recently arrived from New Marlborough, MA, and bought 200-plus acres in Lot 63 in 1763-64".

As stated in the original posting, there is no evidence that his wife Rachel came with him to North East, NY as Nathan is prominently buried (along with his son Elijah) in the Coleman Station burying grounds (cemetery).

I would appreciate any relevant information on Rachel's death Thank you. Richard Wheeler
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