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Newsletter 97.1.2

Do you have the new PRENTICE eBook?
The Parents of Mary Wheeler of Preston, CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald, Editor
Spring 1997 and Revised 26 Feb 2004

Until recently, we had not been able to identify the parents of Mary Wheeler who m. Joseph Prentice of Preston, CT on 10 Nov 1725.

By letter of 18 Sep 1996, Carolyn Petrikin of Clearwater, FL, one of their descendants, relates that MARY's parents are John Wheeler and Mary Giles of Beverly, MA who moved to Preston, CT at some date after 1714. Carolyn cites, as her authority, "Chester Folks; The Founders of the Town, Their Ancestors and Descendants (1 May 1960) by Wm. S. Mills.

The IGI shows that John Wheeler was b. c. 1678 and m. Mary Giles on 29 Jun 1700, Beverly, Essex Co., MA. He may, or may not, be the John Wheeler shown in the IGI as b. 28 May 1679, Rowley, Essex Co., MA., son of John and Mary Wheeler.

If anyone has information tracing her roots even further back, please contact us.

Correspondence:   If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

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