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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


Summary:

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).

Sources:

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

Folder

Title

Dates

1

Indenture: John and Mary Treat to James Wheeller

1714

     
 

Indenture: John and Abigail Brown to James Wheeler

1714

     
 

Indenture: David Ogden to James Wheeler

1725

     
 

Indenture: John Curtiss to James Wheler

1733

     
 

Indenture: James Ward to James Wheeler

1737

     
 

Indenture: Joseph Peck to James Wheeler

1738

     
 

Indenture: Hezekiah Johnson to Caleb Wheeler

1746

     
 

Indenture: Timothy Ball and Ezekiel Ball to Caleb Wheeler

1755

     
 

Indenture: Jonathan Sergeant to Caleb Wheeler

1758

     
 

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

1759

     
 

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

1759

     
 

Indenture: Moses Clark to Caleb Wheeler

1759

     
 

Survey map: Division of the home lot of Jestus Baldwin

n.d.

     
 

Indenture: Timothy and Elisabeth Davis to Caleb Wheeler

1759

     
 

Sheriff’s deed: Matthias Williamson

1759

     
 

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

1761

     
 

Joseph Baldwin, Jr. and Jonathan Sayrs to Caleb Wheeler

1762

     
 

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

1763

     
 

Bond: David Wade and Caleb Wheeler to William Walton

1769

     
 

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

1772

     

2

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

1779

     
 

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

1779

     
 

Indenture: Robert and Phebe Neil to Caleb Wheeler

1781

     
 

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

1781

     
 

Indenture: James Ward to Caleb Wheeler

1792

     
 

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

1792

     
 

Will and probate certificate of Caleb Wheeler

1790, 1793

     
 

Indenture: John and Mary Burnet to Phebe Neal

1797

     
 

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

1797

     
 

Indenture: John Tichenor to Caleb Wheeler

1798

     
 

Indenture: Oliver Burnet to Caleb Wheeler

1803

     
 

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

1808

     
 

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

1827

     
 

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

1851

     
 

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

1892

     
 

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

n.d.

     
 

Survey map

n.d.

 

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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