WHEELER Y-DNA Surname Project - Results

Analysis & Evaluation of Participant Test Results

 

The Analysis and Evaluation (A&E) presented is based on the Group Administrator’s interpretation of (1) the lineage and source information provided by the Project Participant, (2) the FTDNA probability analysis of the Project Participant Test Result, and (3) any additional information the Group Administrator is able to locate on the subject matter.  This A&E is revised as new information is discovered.  Anyone reviewing the A&E, who can provide detailed primary sources or other relevant information on the Participant Lineage, is encouraged to provide this information to the Group Administrator for inclusion in the Project Database.  The Participant Lineage provided here is an abbreviated form; additional details, facts and related sources are included in the Project Database.

 

 

Updates:

[Special Note:  As of 1 Oct 2011, Research Note comments will only make reference to Participant results based on 67 or 111 markers.]

19 Apr 2014 - Update Group 2 with #217118, #269701 and #303543; Add #327805 to Unassigned Group

25 Aug 2013 - Assign #293760 to Group 1

29 May 2011 - Update Unassigned Group with #203209 and #N27614

14 Mar 2011 - Update Group 4, remove Group 8, add #127019, #196282 and #N27614 to Unassigned Group

10 Feb 2011 - Add #194533 to Group 4

4 Feb 2011 - Update Group 1 with #158222 results

8 Dec 2010 - Add #120032 Lineage to Subgroup 3B

9 Apr 2010 - Update Group 3 Research Note with #169764 results

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 1

 

Lineage of #32126

Elmer Carlyle Wheeler (1905-1988) & [Private] >> Edmond Lyon Wheeler (1845-1920) & Sarah Ellen Jennings (1872-1950) >> Lucius Wheeler (1806-?) & Sarah (Lurith) Roberts (?-?) >> Joel Wheeler (1771-?) & Martha Lyon (1776-?) >> Adam Wheeler (1732-1802) & Mercy Wheeler (1740-1808) >> Ephraim Wheeler (1702-1755) & Miriam Martin (1706-1756) >> John Wheeler (1661-1721) & Elizabeth Wells (1666-aft 1689) >> Thomas Wheeler (1633-1686) & Hannah Harrod/Harwood (1624/25-aft 1687) >> George Wheeler (1605-1687) & Katherine Pin (1609-1684/85) >> Thomas Jefferson Wheeler (1561-1634/35) & Rebecca Sayre (1572-1653) >> John Wheeler b. bet 1538/1540 in Odell, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 15 Apr 1567 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. Alice Sayre abt 1561 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, she was b. 1541 in Odell, Hinwick, England, d. aft 1567 in England.

 

Lineage of #33570

Samuel Wheeler (1880-1964) & Hazel Annis Altman (1908-1989) >> Levi Wheeler (1850-1923) & Anna Coryell (1851-1913) >> Levi Wheeler (1823-1886) & Joanna Bennett (1826-1892) >> Luther Wheeler (1782-1858) & Rebecca Hastings (?-?) >> Nathan Wheeler (1751-1823) & Abigail Whitmore (1760-1835) >> Nathan Wheeler (1726/27-1812) & Mary Hunt (1729-?) >> Timothy Wheeler (1696/97-1782) & Abigail Monroe (1701-1743) >> Timothy Wheeler (1667-1718) & Lydia Wheeler (1675-1720) >> Thomas Wheeler (1620-1704) & Sarah Meriam (1626-1676/77) >> Thomas Wheeler (1592-1654) & Ann Halsey (1591-1659) >> Thomas Jefferson Wheeler b. 1561 in Odell, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 11 Feb 1634/1635 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. (1) Mary [---?---];he md. (2) Rebecca Sayre on 11 Feb 1601 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, she was b. 1572 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England and d. 3 May 1653 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

 

Lineage of #35686

Eugene Durfee Wheeler (1868-1922) & Nettie I. Bonham (1868-1958) >> Chauncey Wheeler (1837-1896) & Vandalia Celeste Davis (1841-1918) >> Seymour Wheeler, b. 1789 in NY, d. 1844 in Ohio, he md. Mary McLaughlin, she was b. May 1800 in Canada, d. 5 Jun 1848, in Mentor, Lake County, OH.

 

Lineage of #48601

Howard Robinson Wheeler (1894-1978) & Honore Millicent MacKenzie (1898-1991) >> John Edward Wheeler (1849-1924) & Carra Inez Tuttle (1857-1924) >> Willard Wheeler (1820-bet 1860/70) & Emily Maria Stanford (1829-aft 1880) >> Barnard Wheeler (1788-aft 1832) & Susan Pierce (1787-?) >> Solomon Wheeler (1746/47-1822) & Zipporah Harrington (1748/49-1831) >> Cyrus Wheeler (1717-1782) & Lois Wheelock (1710-?) >> John Wheeler (1695-?) & Mary Hapgood (1694-1759) >> John Wheeler (1661-1721) & Elizabeth Wells (1666-aft 1689) >> Thomas Wheeler (1633-1686) & Hannah Harrod/Harwood (1624/25-aft 1687) >> George Wheeler (1605-1687) & Katherine Pin (1609-1684/85) >> Thomas Jefferson Wheeler (1561-1634/35) & Rebecca Sayre (1572-1653) >> John Wheeler b. bet 1538/1540 in Odell, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 15 Apr 1567 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. Alice Sayre abt 1561 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, she was b. 1541 in Odell, Hinwick, England, d. aft 1567 in England.

 

Lineage of #99628

Donald Thompson Wheeler (1915-2007) & [Living] >> Arthur Henry Wheeler (1895-1952) & Loda Wilhelmine Walter (1894-1976) >> John George Wheeler (1866-1948) & Grace Catherine Pritchard (1868-1942) >> Charles M. Wheeler (1847-181930 & Katherine Miller (1850-1930) >> George Wheeler (1806-1871) & Elizabeth Beamer (abt 1810-aft 1880) >> Ephraim Wheeler b. 1775, in Worcester, Worcester, MA, d. 18XY, he md. Unknown, she was b. ?, d. ?.

 

Lineage of #132798

Raymond Frederick Wheeler (1902-1971) & [Living] >> Oliver Russell Wheeler Sr. (1866-1944) & Vida Elvira Lee (1871-1929) >> George Royal Wheeler (1835-1907) & Jane Frances Wheeler (1845-aft 1900) >> Royal Wheeler (1800-aft 1886) & Delanah T. Wheeler (1805-1865) >> Frederick Wheeler (1773-1848) & Mary (Polly) Comstock (abt 1776-1849) >> James Wheeler (1749-1828) & Thankful French (1752-1841) >>Ephraim Wheeler (1710-1794) & Mary Topliff (1718-aft 1754) >> Joshua Wheeler (1680-?) & Unknown >> John Wheeler (1627-1691) & Elizabeth Stanbridge (?-bef 1721) >> Thomas Wheeler b. ?, d. ?, he md. Jane Mitchell, she was b. ?, d.?.

 

Lineage of #158222

Not provided by Participant.

 

Lineage of #187758

James Roy Wheeler (1908-1993) & Isabelle Rodgers Wheeler (1910-2010) >> Bert Solon Wheeler (1875-1967) & Elizabeth Esther Day (1877-1955) >> Charles M. Wheeler (1848-1918) & Julia Ann Haskell (1849-1906) >> Howard Wheeler b. abt 1820 in England, d. ?; he md. Emily McClallan 6 Dec 1847 in Milton, VT, she was b. abt b. abt 1827 in ? and d. 28 May 1880 in Milton, VT.


Lineage of #293760

Murland Wheeler (1919-1986) & Catherine Cecilia Lesmeister (1920-1993) >> Henry B. Wheeler (1888-1977)& Lottie M. McClintick (1894-1928) >> Henry Burley Wheeler (1837-1908) & Mary Ella Morrison (1856-?) >> Adam Wheeler b. 3 Sep 1806 in Clearfield County, PA, d. 6 Sep 1846 in Elk County, PA, he md. Margaret McCracken on 16 May 1830 in ?, she was b. 6 Oct 1810 in Clearfield County, PA, and d. 16 Jan 1887 in USA.

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Lineage of #N34864

Claude Wheeler (1911-1997) & Grace Louella Glor (1907-2005) >> Claude Cleveland Wheeler (1884-1960) & Nettie Fargo (1885-1961) >> Edgar Pierpont Wheeler (1844-1905) & Mary Elizabeth Naugle (1855-1924) >> Ephraim Wheeler (1811-1890) & Margaret Lammon (1810-1880) >> Spaulding Wheeler (1777-1851) & Huldah Vinton (1780-1835) >> Ephraim Wheeler (1738-1821) & Mehitabel Spalding (1738-1816) >> Benjamin Wheeler (1703/1704-1770) & Prudence Hewitt (1711-1795) >> Ephraim Wheeler (1678-1725) & Elizabeth Spalding (1679/80-1724) >> Thomas Wheeler (1620-1704) & Sarah Beers (?-1722/23) >> Thomas Wheeler (1592-1654) & Ann Halsey (1591-1659) >> Thomas Jefferson Wheeler b. 1561 in Odell, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 11 Feb 1634/1635 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. (1) Mary [---?---];he md. (2) Rebecca Sayre on 11 Feb 1601 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, she was b. 1572 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England and d. 3 May 1653 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

 

Lineage of #N69834

Herbert F. Wheeler (1902-1949) & Elizabeth Gedge (?-?) >> Frederick H. Wheeler (1858-1909) & Susanne Peffers (?-?) >> George W. Wheeler b. 1838 in Paris, Oneida, NY, d. ?, he md. Frances Fay in 1850 in Exeter, Oneida, NY, she was b. ? in ?, d. ?.

 

Research Note:  #N34864 has results for 12 markers; #32126, #35686, and #99628 have results for 37 markers; #33570, #48601, #132798, #158222, #187758 and N69834 have results for 67 markers.  #132798 has a confirmed Haplogroup of R1b1a2, while everyone else in the Group has a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2.  According to Family Tree DNA, “…R1b1 is the most common Haplogroup in European populations…”

 

There is conflicting opinion (based on secondary sources) as to the father of John (1538/40-1567).  #32126 identifies John’s father as George Wheeler b. abt 1500 in probably England, he md. Elizabeth [---?---] abt 1520 in Bedfordshire, England.  #48601 identifies John’s father as Obadiah Wheeler b. 1506 in Odell, Bedford, England, d. ?, he md [---?---] abt 1536 in Bedford, England, she was born abt. 1510 in Odell, Bedford, England.

 

#33570 claims descent from the first marriage of Thomas (1561-1634/35); he has a 66/67 match with #48601, they differ on marker DYS390.  The Family Tree DNA Time Predictor (FTDNATiP) calculation indicates a Common Ancestor Probability (CAP) of 100% within 22 generations.  #33570 has a 66/67 match with #N69834, they differ on marker DYS534; a CAP of 100% within 24 generations.  #33570 has a 66/67 match with #158222, they differ on marker DYS391; a CAP of 100% with 24 generations.  #33570 also has a 66/67 match with #187758, they differ on marker DYS458; a CAP of 100% within 24 generations.  #33570 has a 65/67 match with #132798; a CAP of 99.98% within 24 generations.  #33570 has a 35/37 match (Genetic Distance 1) with #35686; a CAP of 99.98% within 24 generations.  #33570 has a 35/37 match with #32126; a CAP of 99.85% within 24 generations.  #33570 has a 34/37 match with #99628 a CAP of 99.15% within 24 generations.

 

#48601 and #N69834 have a 65/67 match; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.  #48601 and #158222 have a 65/67 match; a CAP of 100% within 28 generations.  #48601 also has a 65/67 match with #187758; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.  #48601 has a 64/67 match with #132798; a CAP of 99.91% within 24 generations.  #48601 has a 34/37 match (Genetic Distance 2) with #35686; a CAP of 99.86% within 24 generations.  #48601 has a 34/37 match with #32126; the mismatch is on different markers and results in a CAP of 99.33% within 24 generations.  #48601 also has a 33/37 match with #99628; however, the mismatch is on different markers and results in a CAP of 97.35% within 24 generations.

 

#132798 and #N69834 have a 64/67 match; a CAP of 99.92% within 24 generations.  #132798 also has a 64/67 match with #158222; a CAP of 99.98 within 28 generations.

 

#158222 and #N69834 have a 65/67 match; a CAP of 100% within 28 generations.  #158222 and #99628 have a 33/37 match; a CAP of 99.96% within 28 generations.

 

#187758 and #N69834 have a 65/67 match; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.  #187758 also has a 65/67 match with #158222; a CAP of 100% within 28 generations.  #187758 and #132798 have a 64/67 match; a CAP of 99.91% within 24 generations.

 

#32126 and #N69834 have a 35/37 match; a CAP of 99.85% within 24 generations.  #32126 also has a 35/37 match with #158222; a CAP of 99.90% within 28 generations.  #32126 has a 34/37 match with #35686; a CAP of 99.34% within 24 generations.  #32126 has a 34/37 match with #187758; a CAP of 99.28% within 24 generations.   #32126 also has a 34/37 match with #99628; the mismatch is on different markers and results in a CAP of 99.13% within 24 generations.  #32126 has a 33/37 match with #132798; a CAP of 97.22% within 24 generations.

 

#35686 and N69834 have a 35/37 match (Genetic Distance 1); a CAP of 99.98% within 24 generations.  #35686 has a 35/37 match with #158222; a CAP of 99.97 within 28 generations.  #35686 also has a 35/37 match with #187758; a CAP of 99.85% within 24 generations.  #35686 has a 34/37 match with #132798; a CAP of 99.18% within 24 generations.  #35686 has a 32/37 match (Genetic Distance 4) with #99628; a CAP of 97.37% within 24 generations.

 

#99628 and N69834 have a 34/37 match; a CAP of 99.15% within 24 generations.  #99628 and #187758 have a 33/37 match; a CAP of 97.17 within 24 generations.

 

#N34864 has a 12/12 match with #33570, #132798, #187758 and #N69834; a CAP of 91.41% within 24 generations.  He has a 11/12 match with #48601; a CAP of 68.87% within 24 generations.  He has a 11/12 match with #35686; a CAP of 69.2% within 24 generations.  He has a 11/12 match with #32126 and #99628; a CAP of 68.18% within 24 generations.  #N34864 also has a 11/12 match with #158222; a CAP of 75.85 within 28 generations.  The probabilities for these 11/12 matches are different because the mismatches are on different markers with different mutation rates.

#33570 and #N34864 have identified in their lineage the Common Ancestor, Thomas (1620-1704); this Ancestor is nine generations from both Participants.  #33570 descends from Thomas and Sarah Meriam (wife #1) while #N34864 descends from Thomas and Sarah Beers (wife #2).  While these two Participants have a perfect 12/12 match we can only consider the 12 marker results as a “preliminary” Ancestral Result for the identified Common Ancestor.  We have 67 marker results for #33570, so it would be beneficial to have #N34864 upgrade to 67 markers.

 

The probabilities for Group 1 Participants suggest that Participants #33570, #35686, #48601, #132798, #158222, #187758 and #N69834 are more likely to share a Common Ancestor in the period of 12 to 24 generations.  The Participants #32126, #99628, and #N34864 are more likely to share a Common Ancestor in the period beyond 24 generations.

 

The current DNA test results may be suggesting some questionable near-term relationships in the lineage of #32126 and #48601.  These two Participants have identified in their lineage the Common Ancestor, John (1661-1721).  This ancestor is seven generations from #32126 and nine generations from #48601; we would expect an extremely high probability relationship for this Common Ancestor.  However, when using 37 marker results these two Participants only have a CAP of 78% within the time period of John.  While #48601 shows a higher CAP of 99.3% with #33570 within this time period, yet no Common Ancestor was identified by these two Participants for this time period.

 

#32126, #33570, #48601, and #N34864 have all listed in their lineage the Common Ancestor Thomas (1561-1634/35).  This is the same Thomas identified by Group 4 Participant #33457 as a hypothetical Ancestor in his lineage.  #33457 has a predicted Haplogroup of I.  According to Family Tree DNA, “The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe.  These would most likely have been common within Viking populations.  One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe.”  Since #33457 is not of the same Haplogroup as the Participants in CA Group 1, he DOES NOT have a “genetic” relationship to their Common Ancestor.

 

Although DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship of #33457 to CA Group 1, there may still be a “family” relationship based on undocumented circumstances.  This relationship might be explained by a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption, in at least one of the many lines of descent.

 

Multiple males, from all possible lines of descent, should be tested to gather all the “genetic information” we can.  Each additional male tested will provide “new” information to aid in our attempt to resolve the apparent conflict in the genetic lineage of the current Participants who claim Thomas (1561-1634/35) or John (1661-1721) in their lineage.  Family Tree DNA states…”This is an important and very practical question that speaks to the heart of genealogical testing and research.  The chance that a match does not exist due to infidelity or unreported adoptions occurs 2%-5% of the time per generation.  For families trying to do family reconstruction, it is prudent to test 2 different known male cousins from each different branch.”  The resolution of whether this “Thomas” or “John” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide additional research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.

 

#132798 has listed in his Lineage the Ancestor John Wheeler (1627-1691) and his third wife, Elizabeth Stanbridge.  In CA Group 4 the Participants #94810, #123721, and #136005 also list this same John.  However, they descend from his second wife, Mary Morgan.  CA Group 1 has Haplogroup R1b1a2 and CA Group 4 has Haplogroup I1.  Therefore, Haplogroup results confirm that John cannot be a Common Ancestor to both Groups.  The primary documentation or secondary sources should be analyzed in much greater detail to determine if this John is an Ancestor to either Group.  The resolution of whether this “John” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide additional research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.


 

Common Ancestor Group 2

 

Lineage of #32960

Information release not provided for his Lineage; Oldest Ancestor identified as John A. Wheeler b. Mar 1860 in Nebraska.

 

Lineage of #121483

Martin Andrew Wheeler Jr. (1917-2001) & Margaret Winifred Blair (1911-1986) >> Martin Andrew Wheeler Sr. (1881-1953) & Aarah Osborn (1885-1969) >> John Bomar Wheeler (1852-1935) & Nancy Lovada Higgins (1862-1942) >> William "Buck" Wheeler (1824-1909) & Lucretia Lorraine Bomar (1828-1915) >> Jesse G. Wheeler b. abt 1794 in Greenville District, SC, d. 25 Jan 1844 in Spartanburg District, SC, he md. Jane McMakin Aug 1814, she was b. 24 Feb 1799 in Spartanburg District, SC, she d. Jan 1862.

 

Lineage of #152764

Preston Hiram Wheeler (1901-1969) & Helen Robinson Avery (1906-2001) >> Wesley Joseph Wheeler (1869-1935) & Rosie Belle Groves (1880-1964) >> George W. Wheeler b. 1828 in Saint Mary’s County, MD, d. 1 Dec 1906 in Chicamuxen, Charles County, MD, he md. Virginia Frances Franklin on 3 Sep 1865 in Charles County, MD, she was b. 1844 in Charles County, MD, d. aft 1890 in Nanjemoy, Charles County, MD.


Lineage of #217118
Camillus Leftwich b. 5 Apr 1820 in Breckinridge County, KY.

Lineage of #269701
John Ingraham Wheeler (1882-1968) & Anastasia Donlan (1888-1974) >> William Tighe Wheeler (1846-1917) & Margaret Genevieve Roquet (1848-1930) >> William Orville Wheeler (1820-1861) & Jane Petticrew (1821-1846) >> John Wheeler b. 1780s, d. 1820/21.  He married Emma Ingraham 1 Aug 1814 in Attleborough, MA, she was b. 2 Jun 1796 in Attleborough, MA and d. 19 Nov 1860 in Cincinnati, OH.

Lineage of #303543
Glenn Preston Wheeler (1918-2006) & Lily Eleanor Campbell (1923-1992) >> Louis Monroe Wheeler (1887-1962) & Elizabeth Caroline Forsythe (1895-1990) >> John James Wheeler (1853-1924) & Viriginia Frances Lanford (1857-1894) >> Peter Carr Wheeler (1818-1865) & Judah Powell Loftis (1826-1885) >> David Wheeler (abt 1790-1848) & Elizabeth Courson McMakin (1797-1843) >> John Wheeler b. abt 1745, d. abt 1828 in Bedford County, TN, he md. [---?---].

 

Lineage of #N17295

August Edward Wheeler (1916-1972) & Margaret Ann Bertero (1923-1992) >> Sheridan Martin Wheeler (1891-1968) & Marguerite Clara Schneider (1893-1979) >> William Henry Wheeler (1847-1909) & Louisa Jane Sheridan (1864-1898) >> Benjamin Franklin Wheeler (1808-1876) & Mary Eliza Wathen (1815-1850) >> John Bernard Wheeler (1773-?) & Amelia Metherds (?-?) >> Thomas Wheeler (?-?) & Hannah [---?---] (?-?) >> Thomas Lucas Wheeler b. abt 1680 in Shropshire, England, d. England, he md. [---?---].

 

Research Note: This Group has a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2.

#32960 and #121483 have a 36/37 match; a CAP of 99.98% within 24 generations.  #152764 and #121483 have a 33/37 match; a CAP of 50.17% within 12 generations and 94.86% within 24 generations.  #152764 has a 32/37 match with #32960; a CAP of 50.17% within 12 generations and 94.86% within 24 generations.

#303543 has a 64/67 match with #217118, a CAP of 99.95% within 24 generations; he has a 62/67 match with #301330, a CAP of 99.09% within 24 generations; he has a 61/67 match with #152764, a CAP of 95.38% within 24 generations.  He has a 108/111 match with #121483, a CAP of 99.94% within 24 generations; he has a 107/11 match with #269701, a CAP of 99.71% within 24 generations.

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 3

 

Subgroup 3A

 

Lineage of #27100

Virgil Richard Wheeler (1904-1986) & Monica Alwilda Hobach >> Acil Knight Wheeler (1858-1932) & Thurza Vi Nettie Hunter (1863-1949) >> Thomas Fredrick Wheeler (1812-1889) & Mary Ward (?-?) >> William Wheeler (1769-1854) & Rebecca Willis (1771-1858) >> Thomas Wheeler b. abt 1740 in Bedford County, VA, d. 1828 in Bedford County, VA, he md. Elizabeth [---?---] she was b. abt 1744 in Virginia and d. aft Jun 1828 Bedford County, VA.

 

Lineage of #36399

James Thomas Wheeler (1883-1927) & Ina Boatright (1891-1981) >> Gardner Phlem Wheeler (1861-1949) & Nancy Caroline Sisco (1856-1944) >> Anderson Wheeler (1830-1906) & Mary E. Lewis (?-?) >> John A. Wheeler (1802-?) & Millie Mayes (?-?) John Wheeler (1762-1837) & Massey/Massie Borden (1762-1821) >> Thomas Wheeler b. abt 1740 in Bedford County, VA, d. 1828 in Bedford County, VA, he md. Elizabeth [---?---] she was b. abt 1744 in Virginia and d. aft Jun 1828 Bedford County, VA.

 

Lineage of #N19009

To be provided >> Oldest Ancestor is Thomas Wheeler b. abt 1740 in Bedford County, VA, d. 1828 in Bedford County, VA, he md. Elizabeth [---?---] she was b. abt 1744 in Virginia and d. aft Jun 1828 Bedford County, VA.

 

Subgroup 3B

 

Lineage of #156867

Roland Teague Wheeler (1890-1982) & Mary Elizabeth Siler (1889-1972) >> Elijah Washington Wheeler (1859-1942) & Leona E. Ray (1858-1944) >> Roland M. Wheeler (1815?-1870) & Lydia Louise (Brooks) Shockey (1828-1916) >> Elijah Wheeler (1788-1877) & Charlette McCormack (?-?) >> William Wheeler (1767-1846) & Sarah Wright (bet 1760/1770-aft 1830) >> Rowland Wheeler Sr. b. abt 1740 in Virginia, d. 16 Oct 1792 in Kanawha County, VA, he md Ann [--?--] on ?, she was b. abt 1745 in Bedford County, VA, d. 1792 in Kanawha County, VA.

 

Lineage of #169764

Alonso Lewis Wheeler (1912-1991) & Mittie Dell “Peggy” Aldrige (1921-2009) >> Thomas Jeff Wheeler (1873-1940) & Claudia C Truitt (1878-1935) >>James David Wheeler (1844-1924) & Minerva Jane Killian (1846-1906) >> William Wheeler (1809-aft 1869) Eunice [---?---] (abt 1808-aft 1860) >> Rev John Wheeler (1789-aft 1860) & Susannah "Sukey" McCormack (abt 1788-aft 1870) >>William Wheeler (abt 1765-aft 1850) & Sarah Wright (bet 1760/1770-aft 1830) >> Rowland Wheeler Sr. b. abt 1740 in Virginia, d. 16 Oct 1792 in Kanawha County, VA, he md Ann [--?--] on ?, she was b. abt 1745 in Bedford County, VA, d. 1792 in Kanawha County, VA.

 

Lineage of #120032

Arthur Gerald Wheeler (1921-1964) & [Living] >> Virgil Quincy Wheeler (1882-1961) & Nancy Permelia May (1891-1958) >> James Calvin Guest Wheeler (1847-1933) & Cornelia Rebecca Futhey (1847-1898) >> Capt. John Quincy Wheeler b. abt 1822 in North Carolina, d. 31 Mar 1902 in Tarrant County, Texas, he md. Rhoda Guest on 26 Jan 1847, she was b. 6 Nov 1819 in Alabama, d. 2 Mar 1883 in Pleasant Point, Johnson, Texas.

 

Subgroup 3C

 

Lineage of #77282

Marvin Jesse Wheeler (1901-1977) & Della Spradley (1904-1975) >> John B. Wheeler (1874-1951) & Huron Robinson (1882-1929) >> Burrell Wheeler (1849-1915) & Catherine Thomas (1851-1929) >> Charles Wheeler b. 22 Aug 1800 in Georgia, d. aft. 1880 in Columbia County, FL, he md Jincey Taylor abt. 1827 in Georgia, she was b. abt 1810 in Georgia, d. aft. 1880 in Columbia County, FL.

 

Lineage of #154595

Elton C. Wheeler (1917-1968) & Lula Cleo Newcomb (1917-2002) >> Lura H. Wheeler (1880-1948) & Mollie Kate Harvey (1891-1959) >> Augustus S. Wheeler (1847-1917) & Louisa C. Carlisle (1861-1896) >> Erastus Wheeler (1811-1873) & Elizabeth Jane Higdon (1828-1854) >> Charles Wheeler b. 1775 in North Carolina, d. 1855 in Copiah County, MS, he md. Elizabeth Welch on ?, she was b. 1781 in North Carolina, d. 1855 in Mississippi.

 

Lineage of #167643

To be provided.  Oldest Ancestor is Charles Wheeler b. 1775 in North Carolina, d. 1855 in Copiah County, MS, he md. Elizabeth Welch on ?, she was b. 1781 in North Carolina, d. 1855 in Mississippi.

 

Research Note:  Based on the information provided by Group 3 Participants, the current DNA test data provides a convenient method to categorize Group 3 Participants into Subgroups.  Therefore, the most closely matched Participants are now listed as Subgroup 3A, 3B and 3C.

 

Participants in Common Ancestor Subgroup 3A (CAS3A) have a 35/37 match with each other.  They all identify their Common Ancestor as Thomas Wheeler (1740-1828).  #27100 has a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2; he descends from William (1769-1854), son of Thomas and has an apparent branch marker of DYS458=17 for William.  #N19009 has a confirmed Haplogroup of R1b1a2; he descends from William (1790-1870), son of John, son of Thomas and has an apparent branch marker of DYS464c=16 for this William.  #36399 has a confirmed Haplogroup of R1b1; he descends from John A. (1802-?), son of John, son of Thomas and has an apparent branch marker of DYS442=11 for John A.  All markers for CAS3A Participants should be tested and additional sons of Thomas (1740-1828) must be tested to confirm these apparent branch markers or determine whether there are additional branch markers.  The Ancestral Result for the Common Ancestor Thomas is still undetermined until more living descendants of his sons are tested.

 

The two Participants #156867 and #169764 in Common Ancestor Subgroup 3B (CAS3B) have a 67/67 match and a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2.  #156867 descends from Elijah (1788-1877), son of William and #169764 descends from Rev. John (1789-aft 1860), son of William.  Since these two Participants have a perfect match at 67 markers no individual branch markers can be identified.  Therefore, if the information provided by Participants is correct, we have the 67 marker Ancestral Result for the Common Ancestor William (1767-1846).

 

In the Wheeler Cousins book on p.61, is the statement..."...Of the four Bedford County, Virginia Wheelers who hold our main research interest...Rowland Wheeler [Sr.], Thomas Wheeler, Benjamin Wheeler and Archelaus Wheeler...Rowland Wheeler is a central and key figure to their earlier history.  Although we have not documented a direct connection between Rowland Wheeler [Sr.] and the other three Wheelers, there is some circumstantial evidence of a relationship between the four men."

 

If the information provided by CAS3A and CAS3B Participants is correct, it appears we now have very strong DNA evidence of a Common Ancestor for the Rowland Sr. (abt 1740-1792) lineage and the Thomas (1740-1828) lineage.  The Participants in these two subgroups show a Genetic Distance 1 (based on 37 markers).  This is a Common Ancestor Probability (CAP) between the Participants in CAS3A and CAS3B of 97% within 12 generations and 99.98% within 24 generations.  However, all Participants in CAS3A should test their remaining markers to confirm the relationship of Rowland Sr. and Thomas to a Common Ancestor.  We do not know the exact relationship of Rowland Sr. and Thomas (brother, cousin, uncle, nephew, etc.) or how far back the Common Ancestor may be.  This lineage relationship can only be determined by traditional documented research.  Rowland Sr. had other sons (Matthew, John, Nathan, Roland Jr. and maybe Anderson), and William (1767-1846) is "believed" to be a son, although no primary source documentation has been provided.  So it would be desirable to test the known sons of Rowland Sr. to see if the "William" relationship is probable.  Testing additional sons of Rowland Sr. will add to the evidence in supporting the lineage relationship between Rowland Sr. and Thomas.  Determining the Ancestral Result for Rowland Sr. and Thomas is a worthwhile objective and would help determine the genetic branching of the lines, as we have more people tested in the Project who are related to this Common Ancestor Group.  All Participants in CAS3A should test their remaining markers to confirm the relationship of Rowland Sr. and Thomas to a Common Ancestor.

 

The 37 marker results for Participant #120032 and the current documentation do not place him ideally in one particular Subgroup.  However, his current 36/37 match with the other CAS3B Participants shows a CAP of 99.97% within 24 generations.  Therefore, until more DNA data is available, he will be listed with CAS3B.  #120032 has a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2; he descends from John Quincy Wheeler (1820-1902) and has an apparent branch marker of DYS570=17 for John Quincy.

 

All Participants in Common Ancestor Subgroup 3C (CAS3C) have tested 67 markers and they all have a predicted Haplogroup of R1b1a2.  Only #154595 and #167643 have identified their Common Ancestor as Charles Wheeler (1775-1855).  #154595 descends from Erastus (1811-1873), son of Charles and has an apparent branch marker of DYSCDYb=40 for Erastus.  #167643 descends from Thomas H. (?-?), son of Charles and has an apparent branch marker of DYSCDYa=36 for Thomas H.

 

Another important detail revealed in the DNA data is related to the fast mutating markers DYS576 and DYS570.  Both CAS3A and CAS3B Participants have DYS576=18 and DYS570=18 while CAS3C Participants have DYS576=17 and DYS570=17.  This is why the results of #120032 are of particular interest, since this Participant shows DYS576=18 and DYS570=17.  The lineage of #120032 may be the "missing link" for the Subgroups.  However, confirmation of this hypothesis requires more traditional research and documentation to be done on this lineage and additional Participants from this lineage should be tested.

 

When we compare the CAP between the Subgroups we find CAS3A and CAS3B are in the range of 97% within 12 generations and 99.98% within 24 generations.  The CAP for CAS3A and CAS3C is in the range of 52% within 12 generations and 95.58% within 24 generations.  The CAP for CAS3B and CAS3C is in the range of 88% within 12 generations and 99.85% within 24 generations.  These probabilities suggest it is more likely that CAS3A and CAS3B share a Common Ancestor nearer in time, while CAS3A and CAS3B share a Common Ancestor with CAS3C further back in time.

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 4

 

Subgroup 4A

 

Lineage of #65898

Warren William Wheeler (1873-1924) & Margaret Davis Decker (1881-1938) >> Francis B. Wheeler (1832-1916) & Mary Jane Dennis (1834-1894) >> Nathan Wheeler b. ? in Pawling, Dutchess, NY, d. 1886 in Elmhurst, Lackawanna, PA, he md. Mary [---?---], she was b. 1815, d.?.

 

Lineage of #94810 & #136005

Percy Smith Wheeler (1902-1972) & Alice Louise Anderson (1906-1946) >> Charles Baldwin Wheeler (1869-1943) & Mabel Edith Oakley (1882-1969) >> Stephen Emanuel Wheeler (1835-1910) & Sarah Ann Pulver (1843-1933) >> Hiram Wheeler (1798-1867/68) & Sabrina Edmonds 1801/02-1886) >> John Benjamin Wheeler (1766-1839) & Ruth Sampson (1764-1859) >> Sebastian Wheeler (1721-1788) & Catherine Hoffman (abt 1721-aft 1757) >> Jan Wheeler (bef 1692-aft 1740) & Anna Margaretha Loscher (abt 1694-1740) >> Edward/Evert Wheeler (abt 1668-1720) & Josyna Gardenier (abt 1670-?) >> John Wheeler (bef 1627-1691) & Mary Morgan (?- abt 1674) >> Thomas Wheeler (abt 1578-1641) & Unknown Wife >> Thomas Wheeler (abt 1526-aft 1570) & Unknown Wife >> Henry Wheeler b. abt 1503 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. bet 27 May 1556-17 Mar 1557 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. ?, she was b. abt 1503.

 

Lineage of #123721

Paul Wheeler (1913-2003) & Marion Sarah Wilbur (1913-2003) >> Samuel Lester Wheeler (1875-1943) & Mary Ellen Kenealy (1882-1968 >> Samuel Tobias Wheeler (1823-1908) & Helen Francis Miller (1827-1901) >> John Wheeler (1789-1877) & Lena Wheeler (1791-1860) >> Johannes Wheeler (1753-1840) & Maria Decker (1747-1840) >> Conrad Wheeler 1725-?) & Magdalena Richter (1736-?) >> Jan Wheeler (bef 1692-aft 1740) & Anna Margaretha Loscher (abt 1693-1740) >> Edward/Evert Wheeler (abt 1668-1720) & Josyna Gardenier (abt 1670-?) >> John Wheeler (bef 1627-1691) & Mary Morgan (?- abt 1674) >> Thomas Wheeler (abt 1578-1641) & Jane Mitchell (?-?) >> Thomas Wheeler (abt 1526-aft 1578) & Unknown Wife >> Henry Wheeler b. abt 1503 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. bet 27 May 1556-17 Mar 1557 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. ?, she was b. abt 1503.

 

Lineage of #194533

Lyle Richner Wheeler (1901-1980) & [Living] >> Nelson Jonathan Wheeler (1869-1933) & Nina May Richner (1878-1941) >> William Franklin Wheeler (1825-1887) & Celinda Mary Dart (1830-1888) >> Lyman Wheeler b. abt 1798 probably in New York, d. 1849 in Ohio, he md. Mahala Stewart in New York, she was b. 1808 in Onondaga County, NY and d. 1892 in Morrow County, OH.

 

Subgroup 4B

 

Lineage of #33457

Lyman Wheeler (1876-1937) & Mary Cecelia Ford (?-?) >> Robert Jeffrey Wheeler (1843-1919) & Ida Priscilla Thomas (1839-1932) >> Lyman Wheeler (1805-1866) & Maria Louise Aiken (1818-1888) >> Beriah Wheeler (1759-1836) & Sarah Williams (1762-1814) >> Moses Wheeler (1722-?) & Rebecca Brainerd (1722-1765) [lineage beyond this generation is hypothetical] >> Samuel Wheeler (1690-1726) & Hannah Arnold (1696-?) >> Samuel Wheeler (1662-1712) & Sarah Grant (1664-1710) >> Ephraim Wheeler (1619-1670) & Sarah Anne Turney (1620-1708) >> Thomas Jefferson Wheeler b. 1561 in Odell, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 11 Feb 1634/35 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, he md. (1) Mary [---?---];he md. (2) Rebecca Sayre on 11 Feb 1601 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, she was b. 1572 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England and d. 3 May 1653 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

 

Lineage of #N20861

Information release and Lineage not provided; Oldest Ancestor not identified.

 

Research Note:  Based on the current DNA test data I have decided to categorize Group 4 Participants into two Subgroups.  Therefore, the most closely matched Participants are now listed as Common Ancestor Subgroup 4A and 4B.

 

#136005 tested 12 markers, #N20861 and #33457 tested 37 markers; #65898, #94810, #123721 and #194533 tested 67 markers.  Within this Group 4, #33457 and #N20861 have a predicted Haplogroup I1, while all the others have a confirmed Haplogroup I1.  According to Family Tree DNA, “The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe.  These would most likely have been common within Viking populations.  One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe.”

 

#136005 had a 12/12 match with every Participant is this Group.  Although he is a direct line relative of #94810, it would be beneficial to have all his markers tested to determine if any markers have mutated from the modal value.

 

The Participants assigned to CAS4A are #65898, #94810, #123721, #136005, and #194533.  #65898 and #94810 have a 65/67 match, they differ on DYS570 and DYS557; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.  #65898 and #123721 have a 65/67 match, they differ on DYS557 and DYS481; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.  Even though #65898 has a Genetic Distance of 2 with each of these Participants, all the probabilities before 22 generations are different.  Since each marker has a different mutation rate, identical Genetic Distances will not necessarily yield the same probabilities.

 

According to the Lineage provided by #94810 and #123721, they identify the Common Ancestor Jan Wheeler (1692-aft 1740); they are related as seventh cousins.  #94810 and #136005 descend from the son Sebastian (1721-1788) while #123721 descends from the son Conrad (1725-?).  The mutation for these two related lines occurs in Marker DYS570 and Marker DYS481.  The Sebastian Line is identified with DYS570=22 and a DYS481=25, while the Conrad Line is identified with DYS570=21 and DYS481=24.  The CAP for these Participants is 99.99% within 24 generations.

 

#194533 and #94810 have a 61/67 match; a CAP of 99.87% within 28 generations.  #194533 also has a 61/67 match with #65898 and #123721; a CAP of 99.58% within 28 generations.

 

The Participants assigned to CAS4B are #33457 and #N20861.  These two Participants have a 36/37 match; a CAP of 99.97% within 24 generations.

 

The lineage of #33457 is based on primary sources up to Moses Wheeler.  The lineage after Moses up to the time of Thomas and Rebecca is considered hypothetical by #33457.  This is the same Thomas identified in the lineage of CA Group 1 Participants #32126, #33570, #48601, and #N34864.  Since #33457 is not of the same Haplogroup as the Participants in CA Group 1, he DOES NOT have a “genetic” relationship to their Common Ancestor.

 

Although DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship of #33457 to CA Group 1, there may still be a “family” relationship based on undocumented circumstances.  This relationship might be explained by a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption, in at least one of the many lines of descent.

 

Multiple males, from all possible lines of descent, should be tested to gather all the “genetic information” we can.  Each additional male tested will provide “new” information to aid in our attempt to resolve the apparent conflict in the genetic lineage of the current Participants who claim “Thomas” in their lineage.  Family Tree DNA states…”This is an important and very practical question that speaks to the heart of genealogical testing and research.  The chance that a match does not exist due to infidelity or unreported adoptions occurs 2%-5% of the time per generation.  For families trying to do family reconstruction, it is prudent to test 2 different known male cousins from each different branch.”  The resolution of whether this “Thomas” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide additional research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.

 

Participants #94810, #123721, and #136005 have listed in their Lineage the Common Ancestor John Wheeler (1627-1691) and his second wife, Mary Morgan.  Participant #132798, from CA Group 1 has also listed this same Common Ancestor John, however, he descends from John’s second wife, Elizabeth Stanbridge.  CA Group 4 has Haplogroup I1 while CA Group 1 has Haplogroup R1b1a2.  Therefore, Haplogroup results confirm that John cannot be a Common Ancestor to both Groups.  The primary documentation or secondary sources should be analyzed in much greater detail to determine if this John is a Common Ancestor to either Group.  The resolution of whether this “John” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide additional research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 5

 

Lineage of #53723

Richard H. Wheeler (1888-1943) & Rena S. Oliver (1887-1971) >> Rev. Charles H. Wheeler (1859-1914) & Lydia A. Howes (1858-1889) >> Shubael H. Wheeler (1834-1886) & Adaline M. Gifford (1831-1889) >> Royal Wheeler (1795-1877) & Serena Goff (1799-1873) >> Job Wheeler (1773-1853) & Patience Horton (1767-1842) >> Jonathan Wheeler (1735-1800) & Patience Cole (1733-?) >> Col. Phillip Wheeler (1698-1765) & Martha Salisbury (1698-1745) >> James Wheeler (1667-1737) & Grisell Squier (1668-1737) >> Henry Wheeler (1634-1696) & Abigail Allen (1639-?) >> John Wheeler (1591-1670) & Agnes “Anne” Yeoman (1592-1662) >> Dominick Wheeler b. 1565 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. 12 Jan 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, he md. Mercy Jellye on 3 Jun 1588 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, she was b. 1569 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. ?.

 

Lineage of #79789

William Alexander Wheeler (1887-1952) & Naomi Mildred Adams (1895-1953) >>> William L. Wheeler (1844-1920) & Nellie Elizabeth Lynch (1862-?) >>> William Wheeler (1806-?) & Diantha Blackmand (?-?) >>> John Wheeler b. 17 Apr 1756 in Preston, CT, d. 16 Nov 1832 in Brooklyn, Windham, CT, he md. Almira Withey on 23 Sep 1784 in Brooklyn, Windham, CT, she was b. abt 1767 in CT, d. 8 Apr 1857 in Brooklyn, Windham, CT.

 

Lineage of #88900

William Silver Wheeler Jr. (1897-1962) & Jane Park Fowler (1909-1996) >> William Silver Wheeler (1864-1939) & Helen Sawyer Jackson (1866-1945) >> Austin Williams Wheeler (1833-?) & Ellen Eliza Perry (1836-?) >> Austin Wheeler (1809-1839) & Elizabeth Goodale (?-?) >> Moses Wheeler (1756-1824) & Susanna Woodbury (1760-?) >> Moses Wheeler (1721-?) & Susanna Norwood (1727-1810) >> Jethro Wheeler (1692-?) & Sarah Haraden (1698-1732) >> Jethro Wheeler (1664-1725) & Hannah French (1668/69-?) >> David Wheeler (1624-?) & Sarah Wise (1625-1707) >> John Wheeler (1591-1670) & Agnes “Anne” Yeoman (1592-1662) >> Dominick Wheeler b. 1565 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. 12 Jan 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, he md. Mercy Jellye on 3 Jun 1588 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, she was b. 1569 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. ?.

 

Lineage of #140139

Moreau Gypson Wheeler (1892-1929) & Lois Theodate Baldwin (1892-1967) >> Obed Wheeler (1869-1932) & Alta Weaver (1870-1943) >> William H. Wheeler (1844-1912) & Caroline Macy (1846-1926) >> Warren Wheeler (1815-1863) & Charlotte Harmon (1815-1901) >> Ebenezer Wheeler (1794-1855) & Nancy Flower (1778-1818) >> John Wheeler (1740-1797) & Lydia Adams (1746-1795) >> Josiah Wheeler (1705-1782) & Anna Grosvenor (1719-1804) >> Obadiah Wheeler (1673-aft 1738) & Hannah Fletcher (1674-?) >> Obadiah Wheeler (1651-?) & Elizabeth White (1652-?) >> Obadiah Wheeler (?-1671) & Eliza Knight (1620-?) >> John Wheeler (1563-1643) & Elizabeth Middleton (1571-?) >> John Wheeler b. 1538 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, d. ?, he md. Unknown.

 

Lineage of #147468

George William Wheeler Sr. (1879-1953) & Pearl Lou Lykins (1888-1964) >> James Walter Wheeler (1840-1920) & Elizabeth Rebecca Burton (1844-1904) >> John Harrison Wheeler b. abt 1811 in Floyd County, KY, d. aft 1880 in Grassy Creek, Morgan County, KY, he md. Nancy A. Woods, on ? in ?, she was b. 1813 in ?, d. 1881 in ?

 

Lineage of #N37859

Daniel Dorsey Wheeler (1919-1958) & Ada Grayce Flener (1918-1994) >> Merton Hubbard Wheeler (1887-1950) & Ula Louise Van Horne (1887-1924) >> David Dewit (Daniel) Wheeler (1852-1916) & Adele Hubbard (1856-1924) >> Rev. Myron Wheeler (1818-1883) & Mariah Williams (1832-1905) >> Daniel D. Wheeler b. 17XY in ?, d. 18XY, he md. Abagail Lemmon on ? in ?, she was b. 17XX in ?, d. 18XX.

 

Research Note:  #53723 and #N37859 tested 12 markers and have a predicted Haplogroup I1.  #79789, #88900, #140139 and #147468 tested 67 markers; they have a confirmed Haplogroup I1.  According to Family Tree DNA, “The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe.  These would most likely have been common within Viking populations.  One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe.”

 

All Participants in this Group share a 12/12 match; the relationship of #53723 and #N37850 to all the other Participants in this Group shows a CAP of 91.41% within 24 generations

 

However, #79789, #88900 and #140139 all have an “exact” 67/67 match.  These are the only 67/67 matches in the Project and means that we have identified the “Ancestral Result” for their Common Ancestor.  The only problem now is trying to identify this Common Ancestor.  His identity can only be determined by evaluating the traditional family history research provided by these Participants.  The identity of the Common Ancestor cannot be determined from the current genealogy research provided by these Participants.  However, these three Participants, previously unknown to each other, now know they share a Common Ancestor.  The CAP for their relationship is 100% within 18 generations.  #147468 also has a close relationship with this sub-Group with a 65/67 match, they differ on DYS464b (a fast mutating marker) and DYS531; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.

 

#53723 and #88900 claim the same Ancestor (Dominick) as #15281 from the Unassigned Group.  Since the two Participants in this Group are not of the same Haplogroup as #15281 they DO NOT have a “genetic” relationship to a Common Ancestor.

Although DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship of #53723 and #88900 with #15281, there may still be a “family” relationship based on undocumented circumstances.  This relationship might be explained by a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption, in at least one of the many lines of descent.

 

Multiple males, from all possible lines of descent, should be tested to gather all the “genetic information” we can.  Each additional male tested will provide “new” information to aid in our attempt to resolve the apparent conflict in the genetic lineage of the current Participants who claim Dominick (1565-1616) in their lineage.  Family Tree DNA states…”This is an important and very practical question that speaks to the heart of genealogical testing and research.  The chance that a match does not exist due to infidelity or unreported adoptions occurs 2%-5% of the time per generation.  For families trying to do family reconstruction, it is prudent to test 2 different known male cousins from each different branch.”  The resolution of whether this “Dominick” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide primary research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 6

 

Lineage of #35629

Robert Marcus Wheeler (1916-1987) & [Living] >> Robert Montgomery Wheeler (1885-1968) & Alice Anna Meyers (1886-1970) >> Marcus Wheeler (1857-1916) & Edith Harriet Montgomery (1865-1951) >> Julius Morton Wheeler (1817-1884) & Sophia Harris Ingalls (1819-1864) >> Simon M. Wheeler, b. bef 1796, d. 20 Oct 1844 in Rutland, Jefferson County., NY, he md. (1) Jemima [---?---]; he md. (2) Lucy Rice on 20 Aug 1834 in Jefferson County, NY, she was b. ?, d. aft 1859.

 

Lineage of #77819

Kenneth Wheeler (1913-1996) & Bertha Madson (1910-1955) >> George Wheeler (1886-1957) & Jennie McVicker (1889-1972) >> Elihu Wheeler (1853-1928) & Elvira Briley (1865-1915) >> Joseph B. Wheeler (1819-1889) & Almira Lancaster (1842-1897) >> Simon Wheeler (1781-1853) & Sarah Stevens (1786-1863) [lineage beyond this generation is hypothetical] >> Simon Wheeler (1743-1803) & Hannah Reed (1745-?) >> Simon Wheeler (1720-1758) & Sarah Temple (1721/22-aft 1762) >> Jonathan Wheeler (1684-1747) & Hannah Russell (1690-?) >> Abraham Wheeler (1657-1695) & Tabitha [--?--] (?-?) >> Richard Wheeler, b. abt 1610 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 10 Feb 1675/76; he md. Sarah Prescott on 2 Aug 1658, she was b. 1637 in Sowerby, England, d. 1714 in Stowe, MA.

 

Lineage of #120256

Lawrence Eugene Wheeler (1920-1996) & Norma Lee Shelton (19XX-1983) >> Willard Theodore Wheeler (1891-1972) & Emily May Zastrow (1894-1950) >> Herbert Julius Wheeler (1852-1927) & Theodosia Albertine Taylor (1852-1942) >> Julius Morton Wheeler (1817-1884) & Sophia Harris Ingalls (1819-1864) >> Simon M. Wheeler, b. bef 1796, d. 20 Oct 1844 in Rutland, Jefferson County., NY, he md. (1) Jemima [---?---]; he md. (2) Lucy Rice on 20 Aug 1834 in Jefferson County, NY, she was b. ?, d. aft 1859.

 

Lineage of #141475

Information release and Lineage not provided; Oldest Ancestor not identified.

 

Lineage of #177992

Ollie Cook Wheeler (1894-1963) & Dorothy Atwood (1918-1976) >> William Richard Wheeler (1859-1942) & Susan Blackman Rieves (1859-1912) >> Elijah James Wheeler (1821-1898) & Eliza Williams Ferguson (1824-1897) >> Wiley E. Wheeler (1797-1870) & Mary "Polly" Wheeler (1797-1870) >> Benjamin Wheeler (1755-1831) & Winifred Tumer (1755-1832) >> William Wheeler, b. bef 1735 in Bertie County, NC, d. abt 1780 in Granville County, NC, he md. Mary Ann [---?---] abt 1753 in North Carolina.

 

Lineage of #183640

Bruce Wayne Wheeler (1918-1983) & [Living] >> Rufus Earl Wheeler (1893-1984) & Frances Alabama Ehrlich (?-?) >> Robert Price Wheeler (1862-1946) & Mary Ann West (?-?) & Mary Cliff Jarrett (?-?) >> Hiram W Wheeler (1819 NC - 1879 AR) >> Wiley E. Wheeler, b. 13 Apr 1797 in Granville, NC, d. 24 Oct 1870 in Davidson, TN, he md. Mary Wheeler in North Carolina.

 

Research Note:  All Participants in this Group, with the exception of #141475, have tested 67 markers.  #35629 is confirmed as Haplogroup R1b1, while everyone else has a predicted Haplogroup R1b1a2.

 

#141475 has a 12/12 match with #35629, #77819 and #120256; a CAP of 91.41% within 24 generations.  He has a 11/12 match with #183640; a CAP of 68.87% within 24 generations.  He also has a 11/12 match with #177992; a CAP of 66.71% within 24 generations.

 

Participants #35629 and #120256 have listed in their lineage the Common Ancestor Julius Morton Wheeler.  #35629 descends from Marcus, son of Julius and #120256 descends from Herbert, son of Julius.  These two Participants have a 66/67 match even though the Common Ancestor is only four generations removed from them.  Currently the marker values for #120256 represent the modal values for Group 6.  Since we have a single marker mismatch at marker DYS458 and we have a Common Ancestor with confirmed documentation we can define a preliminary Ancestral Result for Julius Morton Wheeler (1817-1884).  I say "preliminary" because we do not have a "perfect" match and the modal value for DYS458=18 could change as the Group sample size increases.  The lineage of Marcus has DYS458=17 which is a mutation from the Modal Value of 18.  We do not know in which generation from Marcus down to Participant #120256 has the mutation.  Additional males descended from Marcus will need to be tested to determine the generation where the mutation of DYS458 occurs as a designated branch marker.

 

#35629 and #77819 have a 65/67 match; a CAP of 99.99% within 24 generations.

 

#35629 and #120256 identify the same Ancestor (Julius M.) as #36656 of the Unassigned Group.  #35629 and #120256 descend from the first marriage and #36656 descends from the second marriage.  These Participants are from a Common Haplogroup, however, their individual marker test results confirm #35629 and #120256 DO NOT have a “genetic” relationship to #36656.  Although DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship; there is a “family” relationship based on the documented record.  The “genetic” mismatch is apparently a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption in the second marriage of Julius Morton Wheeler.

 

#77819 and #120256 have a 66/67 match; a CAP of 100% within 22 generations.

 

Participants #177992 and #183640 have listed in their lineage the Common Ancestor Wiley E. Wheeler.  #177992 descends from Elijah, son of Wiley and #183640 descends from Hiram, son of Wiley.  These two Participants have a 64/67 match even though the Common Ancestor is only five generations removed from them.  Since these two Participants differ on a number of markers we cannot conclude which of these markers represent branch markers for Elijah and Hiram; we would have to test additional males in the direct lineage.

 

#177992 has a 64/67 match with #120256; a CAP of 99.89% within 24 generations.  He has a 63/67 match with #77819; a CAP of 99.54% within 24 generations.  He also has a 63/67 match with #35629; a CAP of 99.54% within 24 generations.

 

#183640 has a 63/67 match with #120256; a CAP of 99.61% within 24 generations.  He has a 62/67 match with #77819; a CAP of 98.74% within 24 generations.  He also has a 62/67 match with #35629; a CAP of 98.72% within 24 generations.

 

 

Common Ancestor Group 7

 

Lineage of #85318

Linus Ambrose Wheeler (1903-1981) & Ruby Plew (1902-1988) >> Ray Winton Wheeler (1871-1950) & Ada Blanche Giles (1881-1951) >> Josiah Dennis Wheeler (1832-1896) & Martha Mary Lake (1849-1897) >> Heman Ambrose Wheeler (1793-1869) & Mary Chittenden (1802-1875) >> Benjamin Wheeler Jr. (abt 1758-1830 & Lowly Mallory (abt 1768-1863) >> Benjamin Wheeler Sr. (1706-1788) & Mary Waller (?-?) >> Thomas Wheeler (1673-1728) & Sarah Stiles (?-?) >> John Wheeler (1637-1716) & Sarah Sherwood (?-?) [lineage beyond this generation is in conflict with CA Group 1 Ancestors] >> Thomas Wheeler (1616-1672) & Joan Bryan (?-1673) >> Thomas Wheeler, b. ? in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 1654 in Fairfield, CT; he md. Anne Halsey on 5 May 1613 in England, she was b. ? in England, d. 1659 in Fairfield, CT.

 

Lineage of #N14289

Information release and Lineage not provided; Oldest Ancestor identified as Thomas Wheeler b. 1616 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d. 1672 in Milford, CT.

 

Research Note:  Both Participants in this Group have tested 37 markers.  #85318 has a predicted Haplogroup R1a1, while #N14289 is confirmed Haplogroup R1a1.  According to Family Tree DNA, “…R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black & Caspian Seas.  This lineage is thought to descend from a population of the Kurgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (circa 3000 B.C.E.).  These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group.  This lineage is found in central & western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Europe.”  These two Participants have a 37/37 match; a CAP of 100% within 22 generations.

 

 

Unassigned Group

 

Lineage of #12135

Vernon Odell Wheeler (1899-1973) & Getha Alice Lorton (1899-1984) >> Harvey Lee Wheeler (1878-1961) & Ida Ellen Harpster (1877-1963) >> Leven Deacon Wheeler (1842-1926) & Mary Ann Kirkendall (1846-1904) >> Leven B. Wheeler (1805-1860) & Susan Clifton (1818-1894) >> John Wheeler b. abt 1760 in Maryland, d. abt 1832 in Ross County, OH, he md. Tabitha Warrington in 1791 in Maryland, she was b. ? and d. aft 1832 in Ross County, OH.

 

Research Note:  #12135 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #127019

Fred William Wheeler (1889-1981) & Grace Hortense Brown (1895-1988) >> Frederick Wheeler (1858-1941) & Loyal Annette Dowling (1864-1949) >> Charles Adderly Wheeler (1826-1903) & Hannah M. Slocum (abt 1829-abt 1868) >> Josiah (Joseph) Wheeler b. bef. 1796 in probably Scotland, he md. Polly Carter on 27 Feb 1814 in Stamford, Bennington County, VT, she was b. 11 Jun 1791 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA, d. 8 Sep 1851 in North Adams, Berkshire County, MA.

 

Research Note:  #127019 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #15281

George Warren Wheeler (1901-1951) & Edith Marjorie Seabrook (1901-1951) >> Harry Edward Wheeler (1874-1968) & Blanche Ethelynde Bullock (1874-1931) >> George Edward Wheeler (1852-1900) & Augusta Jane McIntire (1853-1909) >> Daniel M(assey?) Wheeler (1829-1868) & Georgianna Hill Silver (1829-1897) >> Luther Martin (or Martin Luther) Wheeler (c. 1795 - c. 1835) & Lucinda Senter (1795-1896) >> William Wheeler II (c. 1760 -1825) & Lavinia Patee (1762- c. 1849) >> William Wheeler I (1732-1804) & Sarah Massey (1734-1803) >> Jonathan Wheeler II (1686-1759) & Ann Plummer (1691-1738) >> Jonathan Wheeler I (1658-1720) & Mary Sinclair (1663-1723) >> David Wheeler (1626-1720) & Sarah Wyeth (c. 1628- c. 1703) >> John Wheeler (1591-1670) & Agnes “Anne” Yeoman (1592-1662) >> Dominick Wheeler b. 1565 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. 12 Jan 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, he md. Mercy Jellye on 3 Jun 1588 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, she was b. 1569 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d. ?.

 

Research Note:  #15281 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2a1b5.  According to Family Tree DNA “Haplogroup R1b1 is the most common haplogroup in European populations.”

 

He claims the same Ancestor (Dominick) as #53723 and #88900 from CA Group 5, however, DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship with the Group 5 Participants.  However, there may still be a “family” relationship based on undocumented circumstances.  This relationship might be explained by a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption, in at least one of the many lines of descent.

 

Multiple males, from all possible lines of descent, should be tested to gather all the “genetic information” we can.  Each additional male tested will provide “new” information to aid in our attempt to resolve the apparent conflict in the genetic lineage of the current Participants who claim Dominick (1565-1616) in their lineage.  Family Tree DNA states…”This is an important and very practical question that speaks to the heart of genealogical testing and research.  The chance that a match does not exist due to infidelity or unreported adoptions occurs 2%-5% of the time per generation.  For families trying to do family reconstruction, it is prudent to test 2 different known male cousins from each different branch.”  The resolution of whether this “Dominick” is in the lineage of any Participant will depend on a high probability match with other Participants who may be able to provide primary research documentation to support a claim of lineage to this Ancestor.

 

 

Lineage of #36656

Ralph Emerson Wheeler (1901-1980) & Miriam Saurel (?-?) >> William Morton Wheeler (1865-1937) & Dora Bay Emerson (1869-?) >> Julius Morton Wheeler (1817-1884) & Caroline Georgianna Anderson (1836-1914) >> Simon M. Wheeler, b. bef 1796, d. 20 Oct 1844 in Rutland, Jefferson County., NY, he md. (1) Jemima [---?---]; he md. (2) Lucy Rice on 20 Aug 1834 in Jefferson County, NY, she was b. ?, d. aft 1859.

 

Research Note:  #36656 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.  This Participant identified the same Ancestor (Julius M.) as #35629 and #120256.  These Participants are from a Common Haplogroup, however, their individual marker test results confirm #36656 DOES NOT have a “genetic” relationship to the other two Participants.

 

Although DNA test results confirm there is NO “genetic” relationship; there is a “family” relationship based on the documented record.  #35629 and #120256 descend from the first marriage of Julius M. and #36656 descends from the second marriage of Julius M.  The “genetic” mismatch is apparently a "non-paternal" event, which could be an unreported adoption in the second marriage of Julius Morton Wheeler.

 

 

Lineage of #47196

Hendricks Tilden Wheeler (1916-1995) & Mabel Louise Head (1923-1993) >> John William Wheeler (1871-1934) & Mary Alice Darkis (1882-1954) >> William Allison Wheeler (1848-?)

& [---?---] (?-?) >> John Jehu Wheeler b. 1812 in Washington County, IN, d. 1893 in Washington County, IN, he md. [---?---].

 

Research Note:  #47196 tested 37 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is I2a.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #79177

Lineage not provided; Oldest Ancestor not identified.

 

Research Note:  #79177 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #88236

John Calvin Wheeler (1891-1962) & Myrtle Walters (1897-1976) >> William Ellison Wheeler

(1856-1934) & Sarah Isabelle Steele (1854-1942) >> Calvin Wheeler (1834-1893) & Martha Louisa Gartrell (1837-1902) >> Absalom Wheeler (1808-1894) & Elizabeth Eller (1810-1890) >> Amos Wheeler (1779-bet 1850-1855) & Sarah Jane Snow (1780-bet 1860-1870) >> Richard Wheeler b. abt 1750, d. 1820 in Guilford County, NC, he md. Mary [---?---] abt 1774 in Maryland, she was b. ?, d. ?.

 

Research Note:  #88236 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #113959

Alvin Hope Wheeler Jr. (1924-1998) & [Private] >> Alvin Hope Wheeler Sr. (1880-1951) & Claudia Mae Pennington (1888-1971) >> Francis Marion Wheeler (1854-1939) & Florence Nightingale Jasper (1860-1936) >> Josiah Wheeler (1826-1893) & Harriet Elizabeth Green (1836-?) >> Layton Wheeler (abt 1803-1829) & Elizabeth Betsy Crim (1805-aft 1880) >> John Wheeler b. 1776 in Dorchester County, MD, d. Jul 1831 in Oldham County, KY, he md. Eleanor “Nelly” Morgan on 8 Jul 1800 in Westport, Oldham, KY, she was b. abt 1786 in Maryland, d. May 1869 in Trimble County, KY.

 

Research Note:  #113959 tested 67 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #118303

Orville Wheeler b. 1838, he md Ruth Potter, she was b. 1820

 

Research Note:  #118303 tested 12 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is R1b1a2.  His grouping within this Project will require testing a minimum of 37 markers.

 

 

Lineage of #154934

Joseph Wheeler b. 1700 in Wales, d. 1731 in Bucks County, PA, he md. Petronella Schoonmaker on 4 Jun 1724 in Esopus, Ulster, NY, she was b. ? in ?, d. ? in ?.

 

Research Note:  #154934 tested 37 markers; his predicted Haplogroup is I1.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #156193

Not provided.

 

Research Note:  #156193 tested 37 markers and has a predicted Haplogroup R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #165089

Harold Jesse Wheeler (1897-1973) & [Living] >> Michael James Wheeler b. 12 Nov 1874 in Quebec, Canada, d. 30 Jun 1935 in Stratford, Coos, NH, he md. Nora E. McMann 1897 in Stratford, Coos, NH, she was b. 7 Feb 1879 in Stratford, Coos, NH, d. 27 Dec 1960 in Rocky Hill, CT.

 

Research Note:  #165089 tested 67 markers and has a predicted Haplogroup R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #184086

Carl Clifton Wheeler (1923-2007) & Bernice Eleanor Zach (1924-1980) >> William Horace Wheeler (1882-1969) & Myrtle Ethel Estes (1890-1951) >> John H. Wheeler (1856-1941) & Roena Jane D. Jobe (1860-1940) >> Alexander G. Wheeler, b. 23 Nov 1818 in Monticello, KY, d. 19 Feb 1899 in Dover, AR, he md. Sibalina McAlister, she was b. 2 Mar 1822 in Maury County, TN, d. 13 May 1905 in Russellville, AR.

 

Research Note:  #184086 tested 67 markers and has a predicted Haplogroup I2b1.  He does not match any Project Participant.

 

 

Lineage of #196282

Farris Neona Wheeler (1897-1976) & Neva May Porterfield (1895-1993) >> Drummond Wilson Wheeler (1852-1907) & Frances Rachel Stevens (1858-1911) >> Drummond Wheeler (1799-1882) & Isabella McGonagil (1813-?) >> Nathan Wheeler (1766-1815) & Ann C. [--?--] (?-?) >> Drummon Wheeler Sr. (1726-1804) & Jean or Jane Wesley (?-1799) >> Richard Wheeler (1697/98-1751) & Rebekah [Frizell] Davis (?-1765) >> William Wheeler (1670-1738) & Susannah Parsons (1670-1703) >> John Wheeler b. 1630 in England, d. ? in ?

 

Research Note:  #196282 tested 37 markers and has a predicted Haplogroup R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.  This Participant has some very distinguishing marker values.  He is the only Participant within the Project with DYS464e-f values and the only Participant with a "0" value at DYS GATA H4.  According to FTDNA ..."A value of "0" for any marker indicates that the lab reported a null value or no result for this marker.  All cases of this nature are retested multiple times by the lab to confirm their accuracy.  Mutations causing null values are infrequent, but are passed on to offspring just like other mutations, so related male lineages such as a father and son would likely share any null values."

 

 

Lineage of #203209
Ernest Wheeler (1898-1962) & Florence M. Whittle (1900-1985) >> David S. Wheeler (1865-1948) & Catherine H. Bridges (1868-1926) >> James T. Wheeler (1826-1902) & Nancy Duvall (1842-1873) >> David (Curd) Wheeler (1786-aft 1850) & Catherine Coleman (1790-?) >> Joel Wheeler (abt 1755-bef 1800) & Frances Burnett (?-1822) >> Micajah Wheeler b. abt 1725 in England, d. 9 Mar 1809 in Albemarle County, VA, he md. Sarah [---?---], she was b. in Virginia.

Research Note:  #203209 tested 37 markers and is confirmed as Haplogroup R1b1a2.  He does not match any Project Participant.  This Participant and #N27614 claim the same oldest Ancestor, however, their individual DNA results do not support this fact.  I have not been provided with any primary source documentation for this Participant's lineage to support a direct line relationship to Micajah.


Lineage of #327805
George Bomford Wheeler (1932-2010) & Rosalind Evangiline Merrick Dickson (?-?) >> Robert Alexander Ogiby Wheeler (1891-1968) & Rowena Anne Yardley Edge (?-?) >> Arthur William Wheeler (1850-1902) & Elizabeth Thomasina Wynne (?-?) >> Rev. George Bomfforde Wheeler (1805-1877) & Ellen Charlotte Stewart Mathias (?-?) >> James Wheeler b. abt 1770 in Dublin, Ireland, d. abt 1820, he md. Sarah Chartres on ? in ?, she was b. ? in ?, d. ?

Research Note:  To be determined.



Lineage of #N27614
Irvin Wheeler (1906-1999) & Ruth LaJune Standiford (1912-2003) >> Everett Adolphus Wheeler (1873-1953) & Mary Jane Corbin (1884-1911) >>James Thomas Wheeler (1848-1937) & Ruth Gertrude Thornton (1848-1939) >> Joel Edward Wheeler (1808-1888) & Nancy Bird (1815-1869) >> William Wheeler (1779-1836) & Nancy Puckett (1784-aft 1860) >> Joel Wheeler (1755-1801) & Frances Burnett (1755-1822) >> Micajah Wheeler b. abt 1725 in England, d. 1809 in Albemarle County, VA, he md. Sarah [---?---], she was b. in Virginia.

Research Note:  #N27614 tested 12 markers and is confirmed as Haplogroup R1b1a2.  His grouping within this Project will require testing a minimum of 37 markers.  This Participant and #203209 claim the same oldest Ancestor, however, their individual DNA results do not support this fact.  This Participant has provided his book “The Life and Times of William Wheeler & Nancy Puckett...,” 1996, which provides a more detailed research study for his claim of direct line relationship to Micajah.