Wheeler Cemetery

Rt. 64, East Bloomfield, NY 

(Private property- inactive)

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PRIVATE WHEELER CEMETERY [on Rogers Farm, Rt. 20A (aka Rt. 64)] per Helen Fox


WHEELER* Benjamin Feb 7, 1764 MA - Feb 6, 1836; h/o Celia (Sela) BUFFINGTON;  Rev War Soldier     fam hist
WHEELER* Celia (Sela) Aug 26, 1762 - Mar 6, 1843;  81y; w/o Benjamin; nee BUFFINGTON




Wheeler Cemetery    [on Grimbal Road]


DAILEY* Arme Gatlin Oct 31, 1802 - Jan 10, 1888; w/o Wm. ; nee CUNNINGHAM
HANDLEY Arabella E. died Aug 13, 1830;  23y; w/o William; d/o George & Phebe WHEELER
NEWTON Laura Ann died June 22, 1888;  78y; w/o Wright; d/o George & Phebe WHEELER
POOL* Deborah died June 2, 1860;  69y; w/o Benjamin D. WHEELER & John POOL; nee REED [2 pics]
WHEELER* Amelia died June 20, 1853; w/o George LEE and Elijah Wheeler
WHEELER* Benjamin Dagget Apr 10, 1789 MA - Sept 30, 1818; 29y  h/o Deborah REED (Deborah later married John POOL & she died 1878);  s/o Benjamin & Celia (Daggett)
WHEELER* Benjamin T. died Sept 12, 1852;  36y,11m,17d; h/o Miranda
WHEELER Celia died Mar 6, 1843; 81y; w/o Benjamin
WHEELER* Cyrus S. died Aug 10, 1818;  20y; s/o Benjamin & Celia (Daggett)
WHEELER* Elija Knapp Feb 7, 1783 MA - June 16, 1827; h/o Amelia (Permelia) SHEPHARD; son of Benjamin & Celia (Daggett)
WHEELER Eliza died Dec 30, 1853;  35y; w/o Mason; nee DIXON
WHEELER Eliza died July 26, 1849;  30y; w/o Mason; nee TABOR
WHEELER George died Aug 11, 1837;  60y; h/o Phoebe
**WHEELER* Mason died Feb 20, 1832;  32y; s/o Benjamin & Celia
WHEELER Mason died Jan 2, 1851;  38y;  h/o Laura; s/o George & Phoebe
WHEELER Oscar died Aug 8. 1852;  28y
WHEELER Phoebe died Mar 17, 1834; 49y
WHEELER* Rhoda died Mar 22, 1845; d/o Elijah K. & Amelia
WHEELER Sabrina died Oct 28, 1852;  28y


** Found this SCRAP of a headstone - stone probably said:  " In memory of Mason Wheeler, son of Benjamin & Celia, who died Feb 20, 1832,  32yrs."                              CHERI  BRANCA    


   following notes  are from Helen Fox - Bristol Town Historian   10/15/2010

The Wheeler Cemetery in South Bloomfield needs to be divided.  There are two separate cemeteries.

One is on Grimble Road, on the original George Wheeler property,  well maintained by the present owner.
The Private Wheeler Cemetery is on the Rogers Farm.  That one contains only:  

1.Benjamin Wheeler, 2.Celia (Buffington) Wheeler.

Benjamin's parents were Aaron Wheeler and Hopestill Daggett Wheeler who never came to Ontario Co, NY.


 [Benjamin Daggett Wheeler is the son of Benjamin Wheeler, Sr. (Rev War) & Celia Buffington. Benjamin Sr.'s parents were Elder Aaron Wheeler (Birth: Dec. 17, 1722 Death: Mar. 19, 1800)  and Hopestill DAGGETT (Birth: Jan. 9, 1724 Death: Jan. 11, 1798)] (note from Cheri Branca)

3. Amelia w/oElijah Wheeler, 4. Benjamin D Wheeler son of Benjamin and Celia Buffington Wheeler, 5. Arme Catlin, w/oWm Dailey, 6. Benjamin T Wheeler son Benjamin and Deborah Reed Wheeler, and 7. Mason d. 1832 that we could read in 2005.  Perhaps the young man found part of Benj Sr's stone and set it up.  I have not been there to read them.
Deborah Reed Wheeler Pool (w/o John Pool) is buried in Richmond Cemetery with John.
Sela and Celia are the same (Celia Buffington Wheeler).  Rhoda, Cyrus and Daggett may be there but no evidence by stones.
The remaining nine are all in the George Wheeler Cemetery on Grimble Road.
George Wheeler married Pheobe Wheeler, the dau of Benjamin and Celia Buffington Wheeler and today's descendants do not know, that they are also from Benjamin and Celia.




Benjamin Wheeler - Revolutionary War Vet   [additional information as combed by Cheri Branca]    

WHEELER         Biography Section on this website

History of Ontario Co, NY, Conover & Aldrich, pub 1893, pg 360 - 361  

{2010 - date corrections  pointed out by C. Branca}

WHEELER, Simeon R., East Bloomfield, was born in East Bloomfield, December 28, 1817.  His father was Benjamin D., a son of Benjamin, a native of Massachusetts, born February 7, 1764, who married Celia BUFFINGTON July 28, 1782.  She was born in Massachusetts August 26, 1762.  Benjamin had six sons and four daughters.  In 1800 Mr. WHEELER and wife came to East Bloomfield, and settled on the farm now owned by Simeon R.  He was an extensive land owner, and built the first grist-mill in South Bloomfield.  He was also in the Revolutionary War.  He died February 6, 1836.  Benjamin D. was born in Massachusetts April 10, 1789. (book had 1889).  He came to East Bloomfield and married Deborah REED, born February 19, 1791 (book had 1809); [headstone states she died 1860,  69y; 1850 census shows her as 57y].  Mr. WHEELER and wife had two sons and three daughters.  He died September 30, 1818, and his wife married second, John POOL, and they had three daughters and a son.  Mr. POOL died January 7, 1860, and Mrs. POOL died in 1878.  Simeon R. was educated in the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary.  April 2, 1839, he married Betsey BENTLY, born in Richmond in 1819, a daughter of Isaac BENTLY and Hannah DUBOIS of Saratoga county, NY, who came to Richmond in 1816.  He died January 10, 1863, and his wife April 12, 1855.  Subject and wife have had one daughter, Gertrude, who married Theron P. BUELL in 1858.  She died May 30, 1859.  Mr. BUELL was born August 10, 1834, and died May 28, 1889. Wife of subject (Betsey) died May 9, 1878, and November 5, 1879, he married second Clara (DAILY) HINMAN, widow of Elijah S. HINMAN, by whom she had four daughters.  She was a daughter of William DAILY of Chemung county, and his wife was Clara C. CUNNINGHAM, daughter of George CUNNINGHAM of Scotland, an early settler of Chemung county, NY.  Mr. WHEELER has always been one of the leading farmers of the town, and owns 253 acres of land.  Mr. WHEELER was a Whig, and is now a republican.  He voted for William HARRISON, and has twice voted for his grandson.  He has always been active in politics, and has been commissioner of highways six years, assessor 17 years, justice of the peace three years, and superintendent of the county poor for 21 years.  Mr. WHEELER was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of East Bloomfield, and of the Monumental Lodge of Good Templars of Bristol.  He has for 50 years been an active worker in the Universalist church of Baptist Hill, and many years trustee.  Mr. WHEELER was appointed postmaster at South Bloomfield when office was organized in 1882, and has since held that office.


History of Ontario Co, NY and Its People, Pub 1911, Vol II, pg. 457 - 458 

Benjamin WHEELER, progenitor of the branch of the family now under consideration, was a native of Massachusetts, his birth occurring February 7, 1764.  In early manhood, in 1800, accompanied by his wife and children, he removed to New York state, settling on the farm now owned by his grandson, Simeon R. WHEELER, in East Bloomfield, Ontario county, and he also erected the first grist mill in South Bloomfield.  He was active and public-spirited, served in the Revolutionary war, and in all ways performed his part faithfully and conscientiously.  He married, July 28, 1782, Celia BUFFINGTON, born in Massachusetts, August 26, 1762, who bore him six sons and four daughters, among whom was Benjamin D., see forward.  Benjamin WHEELER died February 6, 1836.  

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