Samuel Wheeler's wife Hannah Arnold was born about 1696 in E. Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. She was the daughter of John Arnold and Hannah Meakins.
Samuel Wheeler died when he was only 35 years old. His widow, Hannah married Richard Way on 29 Oct, 1727, after Samuel's death. We found the following probate records (Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Record (Hartford District), Charles W. Mainwaring, Hartford, 1902, Vol 2, p 611) :
WHEELER, Samuel, Haddam. Invt. £35-10-00. Taken 5 January, 1725-6, by James BRAINARD and Jonathan ARNOLD.
Court Record, Page 122 -- 1st March, 1725-6: Adms. granted unto Hannah WHEELER, widow, and the sd. widow and Jonathan ARNOLD of sd. Haddam recog. in £100.
Page 42, (Vol XIII) 1739: Moses WHEELER, a minor, 16 years old, chose his mother Hannah WAY to be his guardian. Also, this Court appoint her guardian to her son John WHEELER, a monor, 14 years. Recog., £500. Cert: Hezekiah BRAINARD, J.P.
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