34. Daniel Wheeler, Sr
(1) was born in 1776 in South Carolina.
He died on 27 Dec 1843 in Edgefield County, SC. He has reference number F005.
Wheeler, Daniel Sr. F005
1776: Born in South Carolina?; son of John Wheeler and Massey Hide (her mother
was a Corley).
"Married Polly Burnet" (traditional family information). Wheeler Cemetery
has grave of Mary Wheeler "Wife of Daniel Wheeler; born 1791; died Sept.
1850, aged 59 years." Also his will shows Mary as his wife.
1802: Elizabeth born 18 June; married Mastin Crouch.
1804: Rosa born 25 March; never married; baptised into Salem Baptist Church in
Sept., 1838; died Jan. 4, 1899.
1806: Matilda born march; married Jacob McCarty; died prior to 1889.
1808: Nancy born 21 July; married Little Berry Burnett; died Oct 16, 1843.
1810: Sarah (E2) born 15 April; married Martin Evans.
1818: Sampson born 29 August l; never married; was appointed Executor of his
father's estate (see will below); in 1868 Salem Church minutes note: "Bro
Jacob Mearty having brought to the notice of the church of some very improper
conduct of Liz formerly property of Sampson Wheeler, viz. having children without
any husband of which she was expelled from the fellowship of the church."
Sampson died Dec. 4, 1904.
1820: Julia born 15 March; baptized into Salem Baptist Church in Sept., 1838.
married; died Oct. 24, 1907. When Julia died the newspaper reported: SALUDA'S
OLDEST INHABITANT DEAD; Miss Julia Wheeler died at her home, six miles from Saluda
October 24, and was buried at the old family burying ground near the old home
the next day. 'Aunt Julia Wheeler,' as she was widely known by the people of
Saluda county was the oldest person in the county, being in her eighty eight
year. Her entire life was spent in the house built near a spring by her father,
about 1818. Her brother, Sampson Wheeler, who died last year was about 89 years
old. While her sister, Rosa, lived to be 94. The brother and two sisters lived
together all their lives and neither of them ever married. All of them were entertaining
talkers and loved company. They enjoyed relating events of the olden days and
had much of Revolutionary tradition, while they spoke of the war of 1812 and
of the Mexican was as if they had just taken place. Her funeral was held in the
open air and a large company attended the burial.
1822: William born on August 29; was baptized in Salem Baptist Church in 1842;
married Ms. Burnett; killed in buggy accident (See D001 letter, 1889) on June
1825: Daniel Jr. born 7 September; in 1838 "the case of brother Daniel Wheeler
settled by his confessing his faults and professing repentance." In 1839
a committee "consisting of brethern E. Walton and D. Wheeler Sr." was
appointed "to see our brother D. Wheeler Jr. and cite him to our next meeting
to give account of his long absenting himself from amoungst us." 1840:
"Bro. Daniel Wheeler Jr. refused the admonition of the church, in the case
of his long absence from the church, appointed a committee to see and cite him."
In Feb 1840 "The case of brother Wheeler Jr. was continued till our next
meeting..." In March "The case of brother D. Wheeler Jr. was postponed..."
In Apr. "The case of brother Danl Wheeler Jr. disposed of by expelling
him from the fellowship of the church for his not attending meeting and refusing
to confess his faults.."; he was never married; died July 28, 1879.
1825: Daniel Wheeler Sr. was baptized into Salem Baptist Church on July 25.
1832: Daniel Sr. was appointed to a committee of Salem Baptist Church "to
brother McDaniel" who had "drank too much ardent spirits, and cursed
1840: Salem Church records show Daniel Wheeler present at all church meetings
between July and November.
1841: In Feb. "Bro Daniel Wheeler brought to the notice of the church that
a report was
in circulation that some of the brethren had been playing at a frolic contrary
to the rule of the church.
Also this year Daniel Wheeler was appointed to cite Denis McCarty. Mastin Crouch
(Elizabeth's husband) was also cited "for having violated the 4th rule of
During this year he is reported as giving $.25 and .50 to the church. He was
present at all meetings January to November.
1843: On the 23 day of December Daniel Wheeler signed the following will with
State of South Carolina, Edgefield District: "I Daniel Wheeler Sr. of the
state and dist aforesaid, being somewhat afflicted in body but of sound mind,
do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form
as follows: 1st. I desire that my Executor or Administrator should if necessary
sell at public outery such property as my beloved wife should prefer to dispose
of to settle all my just debts. 2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary
Wheeler during her natural life or widowhood my real and personal estate consisting
in part of a Negro girl named Mary, a stock of horses, sheep, hogs, cattle and
whatsoever I may die siezed and possessed of, for her use and for the purpose
of the support of all the children who may remain with her. 3. At the death
or marriage of my wife Mary Wheeler, I desire my Executor to sell according to
law, all my property real and personal, except what shall be otherwise disposed
of hereinaftger, and make the following distribution viz all my children shall
have share and share alike even except my youngest son Daniel whose portion in
making the division shall be double either of the other heirs, which portions
shall belong after his death to whichsoever brother or sister shall take and
support him decently until his death, and my preference is that my son Sampson
shall do it. 4. I will and bequeath unto my beloved sons Sampson Wheeler &
William Wheeler at the death or marriage of my beloved wife Mary Wheeler; each
one good bed, bedstead and furniture. I make this unequal distribution because
each of my daughters who have married have each had a bed, and it is especially
to be understood that such beds, bedding, bedsteads as my daughters who are single
now have, are theirs, and not considered a part of my estate. 5. I leave it
optionary with my beloved wife Mary Wheeler, at any time that she may think any
of the stock or like becomes a burden to the support of the family, to turn the
same over into my executor or administrators hands who shall immediately advertise
and sell and at her death or marriage to account for the same as a part of my
estate, the property to be sold on a credit after twelve months, the Executor
to make return according to law of the same in the ordince office. 6. I constitute
and ordain my beloved son sampson Wheeler, my Excctor, to carry into effect the
provisions of this my last will witness my hand and seal this the twenty third
day of December one thousand eight hundred and forth three."
Daniel Wheeler died December 27; buried in Wheeler Cemetary.
1844: On Feb. 22 an appraisal bill of tahe property of Daniel Wheeler was filled
including the following:
Lot of cattle $90.00
4 head horses 100.00
1 lot of plows and plow shares 5.00
1 lot of stock hogs 30.00
1 lot of sheep 15.00
1 waggan 50.00
1 lot of cane 100.00
1 lot of fodder 22.00
1 C? 8.00
850 lbs cotton 72.25
1 lot of alor Barrels & kegs 7.00
1 lot bacan 120.00
1 lot lard 12.00
1 spinning machine 7.00
1 lot jars and jugs 2.50
1 lot sundries 1.00
I lot chisels augers 3.00
Seed peas and cotton seed 6.00
1 stove 1.00
1 lot axes and han wedges 4.50
1 lot leather and raw hides 4.50
1 sythe and cradle 1.00
2 looms & slays 8.00
2 ? & reel 5.00
1 lot of kitchen furrniture 12.00
2 gine? 12.00
1 clock 5.00
Household furniture 75.00
2 bee hives 2.00
1 lot potatoes 10.00
1 Negro girl 450.00
2 Barrels flour 10.00
The Bill of the Estate of Daniel Wheeler, Deceased includes: to Sampson Wheeler,
1 tract of land $1520.00, plus other items to Lewis Crouch, Jacob MCarty and
many others to Sampson; including Wm. Wheeler, 1 negro woman Mary $625.00; total:
A register of accounts paid from the estate begins on Feb 19, 1844, includes
such items as: To N.L. Griffin for council $5.00;, various notes; in 1845, Feb.
"In Columbia for various articles of necessity for support of the family,
$35.13 1/2; recd for cotton sold in Columbia $76.00." Again in 1846 "N.L.
Griffin counsel fee $5.00; paid Cullen Wheeler of Ala. in part for his distribution
part of his fathers estate of which D. Wheeler deed was surety on the admin:
$30.00; paid expenses to and from Alabama in attending to the above business,
$20.00. (These expenditures are continued through 1851.
In 1852 the following expenditures were made settling the accounts of the estate
of Daniel Wheeler:
March 23: Paid Martin Evans his share in full, $246.57;
April 30: Paid Mastin Crouch his share in full, 246.57;
June 11: Paid William Wheeler his share in full, 246.57;
Feb 28; Paid Jacob McCarty hisd share in full, 246.57;
Feb 28; Paid Matthew R. Smith his share in full, 246.57;
Jany 1; Paid S Burnet his share in full, 83.17;
Jany 1; Paid S Burnet guardian of Daniel Sumter
and Wm. Necks in full 164.38;
Dec 25; Paid Rosey Wheeler her share in full 274.52;
Dec 25; Paid Julia Wheeler her share in full 274.52;
(Total : $2029.44)
Sampson Wheeler Executor Recd nothing
The documents end: "This a/c current Exmo and sworn to...for the items marked
on the left, Dec 19, 1853" Signed "S. Wheeler."
(The above documents are on file in the Clerk of Court's office in Edgefield,
S.C.; copied by Bruce Evans in 1992)
1844: Salem Church "Dismissed Sister Nancy Burnet (formerly Nancy Wheeler)
in good fellowship with us."
1889: Rosey, Julie, and Sampson "All that's left and all in one house"
(from Nancy Evans Peterson letter to her brother J.C. Evans in La.) This house
was built about 1812. When Julia Wheeler died the newspaper reported
(Questions: Was Polly Burnett a first wife and Mary a second wife? If so, which
children, if any were Mary's? Also, who was the Nancy Burnet "formerly
Nancy Wheeler" who was dismissed from the Salem Church in 1844? Could this
be William Wheeler's wife who was a Burnett? Also, although the minutes of
Salem Church are clear about the dates noted above, Daniel Jr. would only have
been 13 years old when the church began citing him for non attendance, etc.
Did they cite this young, or could this have been another Daniel Jr.?)
35. Mary Burnett(1)
was born in 1791. She died in Sep 1850. She has reference number F006.
Mary had 8 children between 1802 and 1825. Children were:
Wheeler(1) was born on 18 Jun 1802.
She died on 19 May 1910.
Rosey Wheeler(1) was born on 25 Mar
1804. She died on 4 Jan 1899. Rosey never married; buried in old Wheeler Cemetary.
Charlotte Matilda Wheeler(1) was born
on 25 Mar 1806. She died in 1888.
Nancy Wheeler(1) was born on 21 Jun
1808. She died on 16 Oct 1843.
Sampson Wheeler(1) was born on 29 Aug
1818. He died on 1 Dec 1904. Sampson never married.
Mary Wheeler(1) was born in 1820.
William Wheeler(1) was born on 29 Aug
1822. He died on 25 Jun 1889. He was living in Lowdnes Co., Alabama when father
died in 1843.
Julia Wheeler(1) was born on 15 Mar
1823. She died on 24 Oct 1907. Julia Wheeler never married; her will in saluda
Daniel Wheeler Jr.(1) was born on 7
Sep 1825. He died on 28 Jul 1879. His father's will states: "Daniel Wheeler,
A deaf and dumb son.
Sampson to look after him."