Wheeler, John - Macoupin County Illinois
©1996-2009 Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor

Descendants of JOHN WHEELER

submitted by Mary Ann Kaylor

A "First Family" of Macoupin County IL

JOHN WHEELER was born September 6, 1806 in Mayslick, Mason Co KY the son of BENJAMIN WHEELER and MARY MCCARTY. He died July 3, 1895 in Bird Township Macoupin County IL. He is buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Bird Township Macoupin Co., IL. He married MARY "POLLY" CAMERER August 28, 1828 in Clermont County OH. Mary was born October 22, 1803 in Fleming Co KY daughter of HENRY CAMERER and BARBARY FORD.

JOHN WHEELER purchased land in Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL in March 1834, while residing in Greene Co IL. He settled on this land ca 1835 He built one of the first brick houses in the County which stood for many years, being dismantled only in recent years.

Children of JOHN WHEELER:

i. LUCINDA WHEELER, b 18 May 1829, Clermont Co OH; d 1 September 1830, Washington Twp Clermont Co OH; bu Old Salem Cemetery, Washington Twp Clermont Co OH

ii. AMANDA WHEELER, b 13 Apr 1831, Rush Co IN; d 17 Oct 1833 Rush Co IN

iii. WILLIAM WHEELER, b 13 Apr 1833, Rush Co IN; d 5 Feb 1917, Macoupin Co IL; bu Shiloh Cemetery, Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL; m MARY JANE LEE 7 Feb 1856, Macoupin Co IL

iv. BARBARA ELLEN WHEELER, b 20 Oct 1835 Greene CO IL; d 29 Jan 1913 nr Hettick, Macoupin Co IL; bu Stults Cemetery, Barr Twp Macoupin Co IL; m JONAS RIBBLE 27 Apr 1856 Macoupin Co IL

v. FRANCIS MARION WHEELER, b 18 Jun 1839, Macoupin Co IL; d 1919; bu Joiner Cemetery, Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL; m (1) MATILDA J. SHULL ca 1868; m (2) LUCY HAYNES 1877

vi. HULDAH WHEELER, b 13 Dec 1841 Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL d 4 Dec 1896, Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL; bu in Joiner (aka Hickory Grove) Cemetery, Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL; m JOHN REUBEN STEWART 15 Jan 1860, Macoupin Co IL

vii. CALVIN WHEELER, b 25 Mar 1845, Bird Twp Macoupin Co IL; d 27 Nov 1929 Sullivan, Moultrie Co IL; bu Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene Co IL; m ELIZABETH ELLEN CAIN, 10 Apr 1870, Carlinville, Macoupin Co IL

More information can be obtained from:

Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor (Descendant of Huldah Wheeler Stewart)
931 Miles St
Illiopolis, IL 62539-3562

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