Captain Rowland Wheeler

M, (21 October 1785 - 13 November 1867)
Father-Biological*Abraham Wheeler1,2 b. 12 May 1746, d. 20 Jul 1817
Mother-Biological*Jemima Walker1,2 b. 3 Oct 1747, d. 2 Dec 1802
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Last Edited=25 Nov 2022
Gravestone of Captain Rowland Wheeler
     Captain Rowland Wheeler was born on 21 October 1785 at Rutland, Massachusetts.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,2 He was the son of Abraham Wheeler and Jemima Walker.1,2

Captain Rowland Wheeler, age 24, married Lydia Gates, age 20 , daughter of Joseph Gates and Sarah Galera Roper, on 10 April 1810 at Rutland, Massachusetts.3,4,5,6,7,10,2,8 Rowland, appeared on the US Census of 1820 at Rutland, Massachusetts. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - Under 10
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44
4 - Free White Persons - Females - Under 10
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44
1 - Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture
6 - Free White Persons - Under 16
2 - Free White Persons - Over 25
8 - Total Free White Persons
8 - Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other.11


Rowland, appeared on the US Census of 1830 at Rutland, Massachusetts. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - Under 5
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14
2 - Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49
2 - Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9
2 - Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14
2 - Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39
6 - Free White Persons - Under 20
4 - Free White Persons - 20 thru 49
10 - Total Free White Persons
10 - Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored.)12


Rowland, appeared on the US Census of 1840 at Rutland, Massachusetts. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59
2 - Persons Employed in Agriculture
2 - Free White Persons - Under 20
1 - Free White Persons - 20 thru 49
5 - Total Free White Persons
5 - Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves5.13


He was a Justice of the Peace. He may have gained the title "Captain" in the state militia. He, age 64 years, appeared as head of household on the census of 1850 at Rutland, Massachusetts.14 According to the Federal Census in 1850, Rowland was a farmer.14 He, 69 years, appeared as Head of Household on the Massachusetts State Census of 1855 at Rutland, Massachusetts.15 He, age 74 years, appeared as head of household on the census of 1860 at Rutland, Massachusetts.16 According to the Federal Census in 1860, Rowland was a farmer.16 He, 79 years, appeared as Head of Household on the Massachusetts State Census of 1865 at Rutland, Massachusetts.17 Rowland and Danielmoved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1867.18,19 Captain Rowland Wheeler died on 13 November 1867 at Rutland, Massachusetts, at age 82 of old age.3,1,9 His estate was probated on 4 February 1868 at Worcester County, Massachusetts.20 He was buried at Goose Hill Cemetery, Rutland, Massachusetts.9

Children of Captain Rowland Wheeler and Lydia Gates

Citations

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