Elijah Wheeler

Male 1785 -

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  • Name Elijah Wheeler  [1
    Born 16 Mar 1785  Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 2652  
    Buried Union Cemetery, Fleming, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: Joe Travis
      W.L. Irish shows place of birth as; Cayuga Co., NY. Information provided by descendant, Joyce Sickles, gives a place of birth as 'in the Bennington, Vt. area and probably in the town of Salem where his father resided at the time'. [Salem, Washington Co., NY is just over 30 miles North West of Bennington, VT.] It appears that Elijah had only one child, Edward, with his first wive, Lorraine Irish, but she died at age 21, two years after Edward's birth. He remarried to a Roxana Wheeler, a cousin, but it appears they had no children.

      From: Joe Travis
      Contact Joyce Sickles (below) for additional information on Elijah's ancestors.

      From: Joyce Ingalls Sickles Aug. 2001
      Elijah lived to be 80 years of age, passing on in September 29, 1865 ... in 1923 when the town of Fleming [Cayuga Co., NY] was organized Elijah was one of its first officers, being chosen one of the two overseers of the poor. He was also an inspector of Auburn prison, having been appointed on March 2, 1843.

      From: Descendants of Edward Wheeler of Preston and Norwich, Connecticut with lines in Aurelius, Cayuga County New York; Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia; Haworth, Bergon County, New Jersey by Raymond D. Wheeler, Lt. Col., USAF, 1973
      When the first town meeting of Fleming [Cayuga Co., NY] was held o15 April, 1823, Elijah was one of the first town officers. He was appointed assessor. In 1814 Elijah had been an officer of the 124th Regiment from Cayuga County. He was appointed Prison Inspector of Auburn Prison on 2 Mar., 1843.

      [see notes on father]
      [ portion of article in unnamed newspaper]
      Legends in the Dust
      From soldier to pioneer: The Edward Wheeler Story
      by Sheila Tucker, Fleming Town Historian
      " ... His [Edward Wheeler's] son, Elijah, operated the family farm after Edwards's death in August of 1839 ... "
    Person ID I03117  Irish
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2008 

    Family Loraine Irish,   b. 1790,   d. 13 Aug 1811  (Age 21 years) 
    +1. Edward Wheeler,   b. 18 Dec 1809, Fleming, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.