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Wheless Surname


1st Generation:

Joseph Wheless was born on November 10, 1760 in Halifax Co., North Carolina 1. He died before July 1, 1844 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

Joseph spent the first half of his life in Halifax Co., North Carolina, where he served in the American Revolution. In about 1800, he moved with his family to Montgomery Co., Tennessee where they remained.
He married Nancy circa 1780 in North Carolina. She was born circa 1755 in North Carolina. She died circa 1835 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

They had the following children:

1 Herbert Wheless was born circa 1788 in Halifax Co., North Carolina. He married Penelope Norris on September 12, 1808 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 2.
2 Mary Wheless
3 Jane Wheless was born circa 1793 in Halifax Co., North Carolina. She married William Holt.
4 Aquilla Wheless was born circa 1795 in Halifax Co., North Carolina. He died circa 1846 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He married Mary Hogan circa 1820 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

2nd Generation:

Mary Wheless was born on November 4, 1789 in Halifax Co., North Carolina 3. She died on June 30, 1858 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. She is buried in the Old Grant's Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

Father: Joseph Wheless
Mother: Nancy

Mary moved with her family to Montgomery Co., Tennessee in about 1810, when she would have been ten or eleven years old. She joined the Baptist church in October 1804.
She married Zachariah Grant on December 27, 1810 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

For information on their children, see his page.

Sources:

1. Revolutionary War Pension file of Joseph Wheless
2. Tennessee Marriages to 1825. (Ancestry.com)
3. Tombstone inscriptions, Old Grant's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Montgomery Co., TN
4. Death notice of Mary Grant, Nashville Christian Advocate, July 29, 1858