Joseph Wheeler & Sarah Crane

Joseph/Joseph/Thomas/Richard
Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Joseph Wheeler 1683 – 1727 | his parents
& 1707 Sarah Crane 1686 – 1735/36 | her parents
of Essex County, New Jersey


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Crane were married 27 March 1707.
Joseph Wheeler son of Joseph Wheeler and Patience Holbrook was born in Milford, Conn. 1 Dec 1683.
His will which was dated 22 Feb 1726-7 devised lands in Connecticut and New Jersey and was probated at Newark, New Jersey 15 Sept 1737.
Sarah Crane daughter of Jasper Crane and Joanna Swaine was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1686.
She died in Essex County, New Jersey on 28 January 1735-6 aged 49.

Children of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Crane:
1. Mary Wheeler ca 1709 –
2. Patience Wheeler ca 1712 –
3. Abigail Wheeler ca 1715 –
4. Ephraim Wheeler 5 Aug 1718 – 2 May 1753
married ca 1745 Mary Foster ca 1724 – 18 April 1754
5. Stephen Wheeler Feb 1720 – 17 July 1747
6. Dorcas Wheeler ca 1724 –

NJ Archives
1726-7 Feb 22 Wheeler Joseph of Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey will of: Wife Sarah; Children: Mary, Patience, Abagail, Epheraim, Stephen, and Dorcas all under age. Wife executrix with Jonathan Crane & Sgt. Stephen Broun. Proved Sept 15 1727 will B p 71.

Grandchildren of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Crane:
Children of Ephraim Wheeler and Mary Foster:
1. John Wheeler12 Apr 1747 – 4 Oct 1814
married 1768 Elizabeth Longworth 1748 – 1827
2. Stephen Wheeler 8 Mar 1749 – 19 Dec 1806
married 1772 Rhoda Spinning 1752 – 1837 Elizabethtown NJ
3. Mary Wheeler 13 Apr 1751 -7 Dec 1790
married Baker Woodruff 1750 – 1813
4. Sarah Wheeler 11 Sept 1753 – 20 Apr 1769

2 thoughts on “Joseph Wheeler & Sarah Crane”

  1. I have just discovered an old piece of paper in handwriting stating the incriptions on the tombstones of Louis Woodruff, Baker Woodruff, and Mary (Doster/Foster?)Wheeler Woodruff signed on the bottom by a EG Nimmo and he states that these are from the family burial ground situated in the graveyard of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabettown, NJ. OLD, OLD piece of paper from my husband’s mother’s side of the family! Do you have any information on Mary’s middle name before Wheeler that I cannot discern and any information about the EG Nimmo and the Woodruff family, please?Sally, would you please reply to me and how ae you related?

    1. Check the page on son Ephraim Wheeler and Mary Foster.
      I descend through their son John Wheeler & Elizabeth Longworth.
      Was Louis Woodruff a son of Baker and Mary? There is space there, I note.

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