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-- Manuscript Group 1007, Wheeler Family (Newark, NJ), Papers, 1714 - 1892

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Manuscript Group 1007, Wheeler Family (Newark, NJ)

Papers, 1714 - 1892, 0.1 linear feet / 36 items

Call Number: MG 1007


Principally indentures of or pertaining to Caleb Wheeler (ca. 1717-1793) and his son, also Caleb Wheeler (ca. 1751-1824), landowners from Newark, New Jersey.

Gift of William S. Disbrow, 1918.


Biographical Note:

The Wheeler family represented in these documents is descended from James Wheeler and his family from Hartford, Connecticut.  James Wheeler married Mary Coe, the widow of Benjamin Coe, and produced one son, Caleb (ca. 1717-1793).  James Wheeler died in Newark, New Jersey on January 3, 1747.

Caleb Wheeler was born in Connecticut, but moved to Newark, New Jersey prior to the Revolutionary War.  He married Phebe ( ) and together they had six children: James (ca. 1740-1777), Anne (ca. 1742-1794), Phebe, Mary, Caleb (ca. 1751-1824), and Abigail.  Caleb Wheeler died in Newark on December 23, 1793.

Phebe Wheeler married Robert Neil and outlived him.  Mary Wheeler married John Burnet; Anne Wheeler married Caleb Bruen (1735-1818); Abigail Wheeler married Oliver Burnet.  Caleb Wheeler married Betsey ( ) (ca. 1757-1833) and lived in Newark, New Jersey.  He died on May 28, 1824.

James Wheeler (ca. 1740-1777) married Rhoda Lyon and raised five children: Stephen, James, Joseph Lyon, Phebe (d. 1804), and Sarah.  Phebe Wheeler married Governor William S. Pennington (1757-1826).


Genealogical Card File, The New Jersey Historical Society

Wheeler, Albert Gallatin Jr. History of the Wheeler Family in America (American College of Genealogy: Boston, Massachusetts, 1914).


Provenance Note:

These documents were donated to the Society by Doctor William S. Disbrow in February 1918 (accession numbers run from M1157-M1218).


Scope and Content Note:

The Wheeler Family Papers contain thirty-six items documenting three generations of Wheelers and dating from 1714-1892.  The documents have been arranged chronologically into two folders.  The majority of the collection consists of indentures for land in Essex County, New Jersey, particularly Newark.  There are also two manuscript maps, a survey, and Caleb Wheeler’s (ca. 1717-1793) last will and testament and probate certificate.


Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 61, John R. Burnet (ca. 1820-1900) Genealogy Collection

Manuscript Group 79, Caleb W. Bruen (1768-1846) Daybooks

Manuscript Group 234, William S. Pennington (1757-1826) Papers

Manuscript Group 331, William Pennington (1796-1862) Papers

Manuscript Group 386, Ogden Family Papers (Newark and Elizabeth, NJ)

Manuscript Group 675, Pennington-Satterthwaite Family Papers

Manuscript Group 850, Lyon-Bedford Family Papers


Item List: The spelling of names below reflects that in the documents





Indenture: John and Mary Treat to James Wheeller



Indenture: John and Abigail Brown to James Wheeler



Indenture: David Ogden to James Wheeler



Indenture: John Curtiss to James Wheler



Indenture: James Ward to James Wheeler



Indenture: Joseph Peck to James Wheeler



Indenture: Hezekiah Johnson to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Timothy Ball and Ezekiel Ball to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Jonathan Sergeant to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Robert Hunter Morris, signed by his attorney David Ogden, to Caleb Wheeler, Jedediah Johnston, and Jonathan Sayrs



Survey of Robert Hunter Morris’s land for Caleb Wheeler, Jedidiah Johnson, and Jonathan Sayrs



Indenture: Moses Clark to Caleb Wheeler



Survey map: Division of the home lot of Jestus Baldwin



Indenture: Timothy and Elisabeth Davis to Caleb Wheeler



Sheriff’s deed: Matthias Williamson



Indenture: Abraham Smith to Caleb Wheeler, Joseph Baldwin, and Jonathan Siers



Joseph Baldwin, Jr. and Jonathan Sayrs to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: John and Susannah Robinson and James and Phebe Nizbit to James Wheeler



Bond: David Wade and Caleb Wheeler to William Walton



Bond: Caleb Wheeler, Jr. and Caleb Wheeler, Sr. to Joseph Baldwin, Jr.




Indenture: Joseph Hedden, Jr., Samuel Hayes, and Thomas Canfield to Caleb Wheeler, Jr.



Indenture: Joseph Hedden, Jr., Samuel Hays, and Thomas Canfield to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Robert and Phebe Neil to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Robert and Phebe Neil to Caleb Wheeler, Jr.



Indenture: James Ward to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Benjamin Coe and his wife to Caleb Wheeler, Jr.



Will and probate certificate of Caleb Wheeler

1790, 1793


Indenture: John and Mary Burnet to Phebe Neal



Indenture: Phebe Niel, widow of Robart Niel to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: John Tichenor to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Oliver Burnet to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Thomas and Jerusha Ward and Elias and Margaret Van Arsdale to Caleb Wheeler



Indenture: Betsey Wheeler, widow of Caleb Wheeler, James Bruen, and William Pennington, executors of Caleb Wheeler, to Elihu Pierson



Indenture: Enoch Bolles, William A. Myer, and Joel W. Condit, Commissioners to sell the real estate of Caleb Wheeler, to Joseph S. Tucker



Indenture: Robert Wade, Stephen Crane, Caleb Wheeler, Jr., executors of David Wade to Noah Wade



Account: Caleb Wheeler, Stephen Wheeler, and Phebe Wheeler, executors of Caleb Wheeler dec’d in acct with the heirs of the personal estate of Caleb Wheeler deceased



Survey map



Processed by Stephen Sullivan, December 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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