Peter Wheeler1

M, #12928, (23 October 1704 - 28 March 1772)
Gravestone of Peter Wheeler
Last Edited=15 May 2023
     Peter Wheeler was born on 23 October 1704 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2,3,4 He was the son of George Wheeler and Abigail Hosmer.

Peter Wheeler married Hannah Colburn, daughter of Benjamin Colburn and Elizabeth French, in 1725.5,6 On 1738, He was a petitioner for the charter of West Dunstable in 1738, and his name was on the first West Dunstable tax list in 1740.7 His name appears on the first tax list for Hollis, New Hampshire dated November 1740.7 He is said to have been noted in his day for his exploits and success in hunting, especially of bears.7 In 1755, he served in the French and Indian War in Captain Peter Powers.7,8 Peter wrote his will on 10 March 1772 at Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.9 He died on 28 March 1772 at Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 67.2,10,11,12,4 He was buried at Congregational Church Cemetery, Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.2 His estate was probated on 9 April 1772 at Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.9

Children of Peter Wheeler and Hannah Colburn


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