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Wheeler Family


Daniel Prescott Wheeler was born on September 2, 1810 in Orford, New Hampshire. He was a Representative to the New Hampshire Legislature in 1848, 1857-1858 and 1861-1862. He also sat on the House Standing Committee on Manufacturing, Banking and Judiciary in 1858, 1861 and 1862. Wheeler also held the office of Bank Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire. In 1863, he was appointed Collector of Taxes for the U.S. Internal Revenue. As part of this his duties, he collected and recorded Civil War commutation money for the Department of War. Wheeler died December 30, 1888 in Boston.

Alexander Strong Wheeler was born on August 7, 1820 in Wayland, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1840 after which he read law with Lewis B. Williams, John G. Britton and studied law at Harvard Law School. Wheeler opened his own law firm in Boston with Henry C. Hutchins. They became prominent lawyers in Boston and well respected members of the Boston Bar Association. Their partnership lasted 50 years until Hutchins' death in 1894. Wheeler died on April 13, 1907 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Charles Wheeler was born on February 8, 1839 in Orford, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1860 after which he read law with the firm Devens and Hoar in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1861, Wheeler entered Harvard Law School but left a year later to read law with his uncle Alexander S. Wheeler. He was admitted to the bar in 1863, and began his own law practice with James Bailey Richardson in his uncle's law firm. A few years later he moved to New York City to become a broker but soon after returned to his legal pracitce. Wheeler was a member for the Common Council of the Boston City Government from 1878-1881 and was a representative to the Massachusetts legislature from 1882-1883. He committed suicide in 1896.

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Wheeler Family papers

Identifier: ML-86
Overview Wheeler Family of Orford, NH. The collection contains the papers of the Wheeler family of Orford, NH contain correspondence, deeds, diaries, account and bank books, cash books, bills and receipts, day books, ledgers, certificates of appointment, postal records, tax journals, court documents, individual and business estate papers, trustee and executors' records, drafts of speeches, and photographs related to Daniel Prescott Wheeler (1810-1888), Alexander Strong Wheeler (1820-1907), and Charles...