Friday, June 15, 2012
Zebediah Wheeler, son of Richard and Sarah (
Wheeler, born at Lancaster
Jan 2, 1664-5,
The children of Zebediah and Mary were:
1. Joseph, born at
Concord Oct. 4, 1696.
2. Mary, born at
Concord Feb. 5 1698-9, perhaps married Joseph Bush of
(Intentions Marleboro Mass. Oct. 27, 1728)
3. Sarah, married
Feb. 1, 1721-2 John Wallis
of Townsend, Mass.
4. William, died at
, Stow May 16, 1729.
5. Zebediah born
July 27, 1700 married Sarah
Barnard or Marlboro (intentions Mar.
29, 1729) lived in ;
removed to Western (now Stow ) after 1747, died at Warren,
Saratoga NY Nov 21, 1760
(See Warren Records.)
Zebediah Wheeler was twelve years old at the time of his father’s death and was taken to
the remainder of the family when Lancaster
was abandoned after the massacre and late to Dedham where they settled temporarily.
He returned to
with his brothers however and was a land owner there in 1692. He removed to Lancaster and the births of two of his children
are recorded there in 1696 and 1699. Subsequently he removed to Concord where he resided
until his death which occurred on Stow Dec. 16, 1729.
A stone in the cemetery at the “old common” marks his resting place.
His wife Mary, died
(taken from Wheeler Family of Ruthland, MA by Daniel M. Wheeler,
1924.) Pittsfield, MA