WHEELER - CARROLL FAMILY HISTORY
Letter & article submitted by:  Ron Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

Info below researched by:  ZIOCK63664

WHEELER:

WashCoMo Wills & Adm.  1814 - 1870

Wheeler - none

 

WashCoMo Marriages - 1814 - 1860

Wheeler - none

 

WashCoMo Marriage Licenses  1822 - 1881:

Wheeler - none

 

History of Missouri by Houck

Amos Wheeler - III, 22

Wheeler & Stoddard - Drs. at St. Charles in 1820 - III, 82

David Wheeler - III, 69

 

WashCoMo History & Families - 1763 - 2013

Wheeler - none

 

Land Patents for Washington County, Missouri:

Birden Wheeler - 1853

Agnes Wheeler - 1853

James Wheeler - 1853

Birden Wheeler - 1855

Thomas Wheeler - 1860

 

Perry Family History:

From Goodspeeds Hist. WashCoMo

Pg. 483:  Moses Austin, Benjamin Elliott & David Wheeler were appointed commissioners, with William Perry, surveyor, to view & survey this proposed road, which they did at once, & made their report to the court, & the road was established at the same term.

Pg. 494-495:  The court of common pleas.......At it's first term held in January, 1814, the following named gentlemen were selected, tried & sworn as the first grand jurors of Washington County:  Andrew Henry, Abraham Brinker, Solomon Dally, John Perry, Jr., John Hopkins, Joshua Morrison, Philip McGuire, Joseph cross, Nicholas Hays, John Hughs, Zopher P. Evans, Josiah H. Bell, David Smith, William Hughs, David Wheeler, John W. Weber, Peter W. Lore, Edward Cheaatham & Moses Bates.

Pg. 525:  Potosi Academy:  The first steps in behalf of education in Washington County were taken in 1816, by some prominent citizens, who contributed the means & caused to be erected two frame schoolhouses, near the site of the present railroad depot at Potosi.  They then secured the passage of an act of the Territorial Legislature entitled "An Act to establish an academy at Potosi," approved January 30, 1817.  By the act William H. Ashley, Lionel Browne, John B. Jones, Moses Austin, David Wheeler, Moses Bates, Benjamin Elliott, James Austin, William Perry, John McIlvain, Andrew Scott, Johm Hawkins & Abraham Brinker were constituted a board of trustees................

 

Find-A-Grave Washington County, Missouri

Cassie Marie Wheeler  1978 - 1979

Iva Wheeler  1895 - 1959

Susan Gale Wheeler  1956 - 1974

 

Death Certificates - WashCoMo

Iva Wheeler - 1959

William Hayden Wheeler  1933 - b: Ky d: Potosi, Mo. buried: Piggott Ark. - father W.E. Wheeler

 

 

CARROLL:

WashCoMo Marriage Licenses  1822 - 1881:

Mrs. Mary Carroll to Mr. Enn Thomopson Jordan  20 Sept. 1868 by: James Madison Proctor, MG

 

WashCoMo Wills & Adm.  1814 - 1870

Carroll - none

 

WashCoMo Marriages - 1814 - 1860

Carroll - none

 

History of Missouri by Houck

Bishop Carroll of Baltimore, Vol. II, pg. 304,309,313

Charles Carroll killed in duel w/Gentry - Vol. III, 79, 183

Carroll Co. - III, 57

 

WashCoMo History & Families - 1763 - 2013

Carroll - none

 

 

 

Land Patents for Washington County, Missouri:

Jeremiah Carroll 1851

Laurence Carroll - 1859

William Carroll - 1860

 

The Civil War In Washington County, Missouri:

CARROLL, James - Co. E, 50th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry.  Pvt., age 19, served under Capt. Hannahs.   Enlisted Oct. 3, 1864 at Rolla.  Mustered in Oct. 13, 1864 at Rolla.   Remarks: Trans. from Co. F, 48th Inf. Vol.

THE BATTLE OF POTOSI

On the morning of the 27th Shelby sent detachments throughout the eastern part of Washington County.  Fearing the impending onslaught, many citizens and merchants fled Potosi with what valuables they could carry by horses and wagons.  County records and large quantities of goods were left behind.

Potosi was attacked first at around noon by about 600 soldiers of Shelby's advance.  When John Meyers, an elderly citizen and veteran of the War of 1812, heard the rebels were advancing on the town, he prepared to defend it.  He provided himself with three guns, loaded them all and took position upon his porch.   As the rebels charged into town, he opened fire upon them wounding one of them.   They rushed upon him and shot him dead on his porch, then riddled his lifeless body with bullets and trampled over him as they proceeded to ransack his home.

Stationed at Potosi were about 26 Union soldiers of Co. E, 50th Regiment Infantry, Missouri Volunteers under command of Capt. Cook of Old Mines and Col. Madison Miller.  They, along with about 130 citizens attempted to resist, but the Confederates charged and chased them into the courthouse.  Here they bravely continued their defense.  The rebels then placed a cannon near the railroad depot and began to bombard the courthouse.  According to Capt. Cook, one of the shells burst in the courtroom where 30 people were present, but miraculously no one even received a scratch.  As the bombardment continued, citizens of all denominations prayed within the walls of the new St. James Catholic Church, where they had taken refuge, about a block north of the courthouse.  After the rebels fired their artillery 10 or 12 times, the defenders of the courthouse were compelled to wave the white flag and surrender, although some fled and managed to escape.

    infantry.gif (402 bytes)The men were then marched out and inspected and "some of those who had by their devotion to the Union flag, rendered themselves obnoxious to the rebels" were taken out in front of the company and shot.  The remaining men were then robbed of money, stripped of clothing, shoes and blankets and marched off as prisoners of war.   Thomas Casey and John Roach were also taken prisoner and shot by mistake.   They were not members of Co. E but were actually southern sympathizers.  Among those taken prisoners were:  Green Holland, Benj. Davidson, Sam'l. Weast, Andrew Link, Augustus Henrich, Henry Bub, John F. Miller, Joseph Walton, James Rodifer, F.M. Gibson, Hugh Smith, Wm. Carroll, Michael Lefler, Sylvester C. Mason, John Kincaide, J.T. Huett, James Double, Sam'l. Wigger, Irwin Conway, Robt. Gibson, W.D. Morton, Wm. Cathcart and Wm. H. Key.
 

 

 

Find-A-Grave Washington County, Missouri

Jerri Worley Carroll  1937 - 2007

Joseph W. Carroll  1855 - 1921

Maude M. Jenkins Carroll   1901 - 1983

 

Death Certificates - WashCoMo

Joseph W. Carroll  1863 - 1921 - Birthplace: Indiana - Birthplace father: Indiana - parents unknown