Edward H. Wheeler
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          Edward H. Wheeler, a prominent farmer of Texas County, Mo., was born in Monroe County, Ga., May 3, 1843, being a son of Robert M. and Henrietta (Hanson) Wheeler, who were also born in that county. They died in Humphreys County, Tenn., in 1884, and Monroe County, Ga., in 1866, respectively, the latterís birth occurring in 1805. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the father resided in his native State until 1876, when he moved to Tennessee, and there spent the remainder of his days, having been a very successful farmer and stock dealer. His father, William Wheeler, was of English descent, born in Virginia, but after moving to and residing in East Tennessee for some time moved to Georgia. The children of Robert M. Wheeler are as follows: Garland F., John W., William Daniel, Edward H., Susan (deceased), Ardica A. and Nancy A. Edward H. Wheeler was educated in his native State, and March 18, 1861, enlisted in Company K, First Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, and the following March joined Company K, Fifty-third Georgia Infantry, for the remainder of the war, participating in the battles of Laurel Hill, Greenbriar River, and was then with Stonewall Jackson (1862), then with Longstreet, and was in all the battles in which his army participated, the principal ones being Malvern Hill, Winchester, Second Bull Run, Harperís Ferry and Antietam, and served as a scout. Shortly before the close of the war he was captured and taken to Gen. Butlerís headquarters, thence to Hampton Roads, being a prisoner about forty days. After the cessation of hostilities he went to Washington, D. C., thence to Baltimore, then to Louisville, Ky., and afterward located in Clark County, Ind., where he resided five years. He was married there September 4, 1867, to Mary A. Watson, and soon after moved to Texas County, Mo., where he has since been one of the prominent citizens. He has always been a Democrat in politics, and in 1878 was elected presiding judge of the county, and served in this capacity for four years. He and wife are the parents of the following children: George E., Mabel (deceased), Robert T., Jesse A., Louisa, Lily F., Cora A., John M., Virdie, Grover C., and Charles (deceased). Mrs. Wheeler is a member of the Baptist Church, and was born in Wilkes County, N. C., September 10, 1849, being a daughter of Lewis and Clarissa Watson.

 


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