David Wheeler

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David Wheeler, son of David Wheeler and Charity Lindsley, was born about September 1747.1,2 He died at Whippany, Morris Co., New Jersey, 6 May 1775,3,2,4 and was buried at Whippany Graveyard, Whippany, Morris Co., New Jersey, where his stone is inscribed:
In Memory of David Wheler who Departed this life May 6 1775 Aged 27 Years and 5 Months
Friends & Relations weep no more;
My Toils and labours, now are o'er;
Be soon prepar'd to follow me.
Death soon will also summons thee.2

David married Hannah Youngs, daughter of Reverend David Youngs and Bethia Parshall, 25 May 1769.5,3

Administration on his estate was granted to his widow, 5 June 1775, at Morris Co., New Jersey.4


Hannah Youngs b. 13 Jun 1747, d. 15 Nov 1827
  • David Youngs Wheeler3 b. 12 Mar 1770
  • Sarah Piersall Wheeler+3 b. 1 Mar 1774, d. 9 Dec 1857
  • Stevens Johnes Wheeler3 b. 15 Jul 1775, d. 13 Jan 1845
This person was last edited on15 Aug 2022


  1. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885(Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 253, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers. Age 27 when he died.
  2. [S217] William O. Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N. J.(1894; reprint, Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1984), 24, further cited as Wheeler and Halsey, Hanover Graves.
  3. [S56] First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers, 253.
  4. [S1033] New Jersey, Record of wills in New Jersey, 1705-1804, M:32, FHL microfilm 522740, further cited as New Jersey Wills.
  5. [S318] Selah Younges Jr., Youngs Family: Vicar Christopher Younges: His Ancestors in England and His Descendants in America: A History and Genealogy (New York: p.p., 1907), further cited as Younges, Youngs Family.