Joseph Wheeler, Patience Holbrook, & Dorcas Swaine

Sally’s seven-great Grandparents:

Joseph Wheeler 1657 – 1727 | his parents
& 1678 Patience Holbrook 1658 – ca 1710 | her parents
& Dorcas Swaine [Traintor] | her parents
of Milford, Connecticut
& ca 1683 Essex County, New Jersey

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

Joseph Wheeler and Patience Holbrook were married 1 June, 1678 in Milford, CT.
Three of their children were baptized in Milford 11 August 1695.
They lived in Newark, NJ.
Joseph Wheeler, son of Thomas Wheeler and his wife Joan, was born 13 March 1656/7 Milford CT.
He married 2nd Dorcas Swaine Traintor, widow of John and daughter of Daniel Swaine of Branford.
He died Newark, NJ in 1727.
His will was signed 21 June, 1726 and probated 15 Sept., 1727.
Patience Holbrook, daughter of Richard and Agnes, was born 19 December, 1658 in Milford, CT.

Children of Joseph Wheeler and Patience Holbrook:
first six children all baptized 11 Aug 1695 at Milford CT

1. Patience Wheeler 7 June 1679 Milford CT-
married 1st Stephen Miles 5 Dec 1674 –
son of Samuel & Hannah [Wilmot]
married 2nd 27 Aug 1717 New Milford CT Benjamin Bunnell (Burnet)
29 Nov 1679 New Haven CT – 20 Aug 1749 son of Benjamin & Rebecca [Mallory]
2. Anna [Hannah] Wheeler 20 Feb 1680/1 Milford – 21 July 1709 Newark, NJ
married Samuel Farrand 15 Mar 1680/1 – 16 Sept 1750 Newark, NJ
son of Nathaniel and Sarah
a. Samuel Farrand 1 Sep 1702 – 1760/1763

b. Joseph Farrand 28 Nov 1703 – 8 Aug 1760
c. Ebenezer Farrand 23 Apr 1705 – 22 Jan 1770
d. Hannah Farrand 10 Jan 1706/07 –
e. Sarah Farrand 13 Jul 1709- aft 1747
3. Joseph Wheeler 1 Dec 1683 Milford – 1727 Newark, NJ
married at Milford 27 Mar 1707 Sarah Crane 1683 -28 Jan 1735/6 ae 49
daughter of Jasper & Joanne [Swaine]
4. Justice Wheeler 1686 – lived Stamford, CT
married Elizabeth ______
5. Ephraim Wheeler ca 1689 bp 11 Aug 1695
6. Obadiah Wheeler 1693 – 24 Feb 1770 Newtown, CT in 76 yr gs
married Joanna Wheeler 1696 – 15 Jan 1758 in 60 yr gs
a. Joanna Wheeler 3 May 1719 Milford CT –
b. Hannah Wheeler 1 Nov 1720 Milford CT-
c. Mary Wheeler 29 June 1724 Milford CT –
d. Abiah Wheeler 16 Nov 1730 Milford CT –
e. Obadiah Wheeler 7 Oct 1732 Milford CT –
f. Joseph Wheeler 2 Nov 1734 Newtown CT –
g. Thomas Wheeler 6 Feb 1736 Newtown CT –
married 2nd Miriam ?
7. Sarah Wheeler ca 1696 – bef June 1726
married 29 Feb 1711/2 Newark NJ Samuel Farrand 15 Mar 1680/1 – 16 Sept 1750 Newark, NJ
8. Keziah Wheeler bapt 21 May 1699 Milford CT – 21 June 1736 Ripton CT
married Stratford CT 29 Dec 1725
John Beardsley Jr bapt 7 March 1792 Stratford CT
son of John & Abigail [Wakely] [John Beardslee bp 9 Mar 1701/2]
from Nick Dann re Holt
a. Augustine [Austin] Beardsley 9 Feb 1727 Strat. CT – aft 1790 NJ

removed to Newburg NY – harness maker – some say rem ca 1790 Hardiston NJ
married bef 1755 Ann Canfield
b. Obadiah Beardsley 6 Oct 1728 Strat. CT – 1807 Richfield, Ostego Co NY
married 1751 Amy Calkins ca 1730 – 1814
c. Patience Beaardsley 4 Sep 1730 –
married Hannah Gifford
d. Rev. John Beaardsley 23 Apr 1732 –
e. Capt. Jeheil Beardsley 9 Jan 1733/34 Strat. CT – aft 1791 Peru, Clinton Co NY
f. Eunice Beaardsley 8 Nov 1735 –
g. Col. Charles Beardsley 28 May 1739 – living 1790 Hardiston NJ
h. Paul Beaardsley 10 Mar 1742/43 –

In the Name of God amen The Twenty first day of June year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred Twenty Six
I Joseph Wheeler of Newark in the County of Essex & Province of New Jersey
Yeoman being very sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind & memory
thanks be given unto God
therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye
to make this my last will and testament
That is to say Principally & first of all I give & Recommend my soul
into the hands of god that gave it
and for my Body I Recommend to the earth
to be Buried in a Christian & Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors
Nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurrection
I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of of God
and as touching such worldly Estate
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life
I Give Devise & bequeath of the same in the following maner & form,

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my wife Dorcas Wheeler
the sum of forty shillings in Bills or Current money of Connecticut

Item I give demise & bequeath unto Eldest son Joseph Wheeler
four hundred pounds in Bills of Creditt or Current money of Connecticut aforesd
Together with all my Last Purchase Division of Lands in bounds of Milford
as yett undivided & also my right in the Commonage in Milford
& sequestered Land in Milford
also my right of Lands in Notting Town in the Naraganst
together with all my Right of Lands at Port Royall
Together with all my Lands & Moveables in Newark
the same to be and Remain to him his heirs & assigns forever,

Item I give to my son Justice Wheeler the sum of twenty shillings
in the mentoned Currency to be paid with two years after my decease
together with all my husbandry Tools
that with what he hath had before is his Share:

Item I give unto my son Obadiah Wheeler the sum of Twenty shillings
to he paid within two years after my Decease in the above Currency
that with what he has had before is his part of Inheritance,

Item I Give unto my Daughter Patience Burnet the sum of fifty shillings
in the above sd Currency to be paid within two years after my decease

Item I give unto my Daughter Keziah Beardeslice the sum of Twenty Shillings
to be paid within two years after my decease in the above said Currency

Item I give unto my son in law Samuel Farrand the sum of twenty shillings
to he paid within Two years after my Decease in the above sd Currency.

Item all the Remaining Part of my moveable Estate
not before Disposed of after Just Debts & funerall Charges be Paid & Discharged,
I give & bequeath unto my said Son Joseph Wheeler
whom I also appoint & Constitute Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament
and I do hereby utterly Revoke Disanull and make void all and any other will or wills heretofore made & Executor & Executors by me heretofore ordained or made
Ratifying allowing & Holding for form & natural Declared this & no other
to be my Last Will & Testament

In Witness whereof I have herento Set my hand and seal the day & year above written
JOSEPH (his X mark) WHEELER seal
Jurat Cor MICH: KEARNY Recorded in Liber B of Wills page 71 &c.

will found in “The History of the Wheeler Family in America” compiled by Albert Gallatin Wheeler ca 1905

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