Benjamin WHEELER 2
- Born: 1 June 1727, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland 1
- Marriage: Keziah MURRAY about 1750 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland 1
- Died: 6 August 1807, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland at age 80
Charles Hanna's Historical Collection of Harrison County, OH listed:
BENJAMIN WHEELER, Baltimore co., Md., date of will, Jan. 25, 1806; date of
probate, Aug. 22, 1807; wife, name not given; children, Nicholas, William,
Benjamin, Mordicai, James, Richard, Rachel, Elizabeth, Keziah, Isabella;
exec., William Wheeler; wits., Samuel Price, Daniel Basley, John Price.
The following information was provided by Kevin Borland via E-mail, December 5, 1999:
He made a will in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 1/25/1806. Benjamin died 8/6/1807 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, at 80 years of age. Benjamin's will was probated in Harrison, Ohio, United States of America, AFT 8/6/1807.
Benjamin Wheeler's Last Will and Testament
In the name of God amen, I Benjamin Wheeler , of Baltimore County and State Maryland, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all other wills by me heretofore made, in manner and form following to wit;
First I will and bequeath unto my son Nicholas Wheeler , three hundred and twenty acres of land at the west side of the Ohio River in the district of Steubenville, section no. 5, township no. 10, range no. 4, on which he lived, and to be laid off in an oblong square on that side of said lot on which he lived on, and during his natural life, and other's death, my will and desire is that the said three hundred and twenty acres of land should be equally divided between all the lawfully by other children of the said Nicholas Wheeler, to him their heirs and assigns forever;
Secondly I will and bequeath unto my three daughters to wit, Rachel Murray , Elizabeth Bosley and Isabella Hall, all the remaining part of said lot of land containing three hundred and twenty acres of land, being on the west side of the Ohio River, in the district of Steubenville, section no. 5, township no. 10, range no. 4 , to be divided between them equally, and to be laid off into three square shapes or points if possible, to them and their heirs and assigns forever. And my further will and desire is that my daughter Isabella Hall should have her choice first as land, as a division of the said points of said land is made;
Thirdly I will and bequeath unto my son William Wheeler , his heirs and assigns forever, the tract or parcel of land called and known by the name of William's Fancy, also another tract or parcel of land called What's Left, also one other tract or parcel of land called Matthew's Venture, also one other tract or parcel of land called Friend Enlargement, each laying and being in Baltimore County, and all other land that I may be entitled to, in any way or manner whatsoever; and my further will and desire is that if he the said William Wheeler can not comply with all matters and things as hereafter mentioned, that the above named tracts or parcels of land, as divided to him, shall be sold at public sale and the money arising there from to be appropriated as hereinafter directed, to wit;
First I give and bequeath unto Eli Wolf, the sum of two hundred and forty pounds current money, to be paid unto him on the eleventh day of November, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, also the sum of two hundred dollars, which is to be appropriated on the education of him, the said Eli Wolf, before the said 11th at day of November, 1821.
Secondly My will and desire is that all my personal estate which I may die possessed with be equally divided amongst my children at my death to wit; William, Benjamin , Rachel, Elizabeth, Mordecai , James , Richard , Keziah , Isabella, and Nicholas, and at the expiration of five years, each of the above named children is to have the sum of sixty pounds current money.
Lastly I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said son William Wheeler my sole executer to this my last will and testament, wherein I charge and desire to put on license the said Eli Wolf to a trade, or place him to some occupation, at the age of fifteen up, and until he arrives at the full age, that may appear most advantageous to him.
As witness my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of January, 1806 Benjamin Wheeler [seal] X his mark
Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament, in whose presence and at his request we have signed our names as witnesses hereto and in the presence of each other.
Samuel Price Daniel Bosley John Price
Benjamin's will was probated in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 8/22/1807. Benjamin Wheeler m Keziah Murray,d of Jabez Murray & Mary Wheeler 1750. They m St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, MD. Their kids as follows; Rachel abt 1755, Elizabeth abt 1757, Nicholas abt ?, Benjamin abt 1761, William abt 1763, Isabella abt 1765, Mordicai abt 1767, James abt 1769, Richard abt 1771, and Keziah abt 1773. All christened St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, MD. Incidentally, the Grandma Hoobler that I wrote to about earlier maiden name was Katy Schultz.
Clark Everhart <Buzron@aol,com>
Benjamin married Keziah MURRAY about 1750 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.1