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Kappel am Albis, Switzerland
Kaysville, Davis, Utah
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa
Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut
Kirtland, Ohio
Kyme, Lincolnshire, England
Lancashire, England
Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Little Valley, Cattaraugus, New York
Kappel am Albis, Switzerland
Neff House
Kaysville, Davis, Utah Historick brick has nostalgia-space
Leola’s son, Richard (of Kaysville, Utah, nowadays)
In our garage, the tan steel filing box…
Old toy-box now in Kaysville
Kaysville Haight Creek Stake has Kyle McKay
Kaysville, “The City of Distinction,”
Johnny Olsen broke a toilet
Esme & Chester adorn my office wall
Frank Jorgenson, son of Dale and Ruth
Ralston Kids
2003—Winter: Ralston Kids
They informed us that our address would be 380 East 1500 South
Borrowed name from “The Jumblies”
Built “Chankly” at 390 East 1500 South, in 2003
We and Ralstons moved in
We constitute the delegation from Distinguished Kaysville
“city” line used to sport a sign announcing the “City of Distinction.”
the only city just half-way from Salt Lake to Ogden…
blood descendants except Justin gathered
Fruit Heights:“Alta Kaysville?”
Or maybe Kaysville is more accurately “Baja Fruit Heights”?
Kaysville Family History Center
Greg Garfield, of the High Council
Kyle McKay, President of the Kaysville Utah Haight Creek Stake of Zion
nostalgia-brick
Anderson, who now lives in Kaysville, Utah
Walgreen in the Kaysville Metropolitan Center
former Kaysville neighbor Tom Millar
Commuting to the Temple
We share “Chankly,” our Kaysville residence, with the Ralstons
Winter: Ralston Kids in Kaysville
Vicki’s now Mrs. Paul Barber, of Kaysville
Perry was in Kaysville
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa We’re gathering Leola’sTimbaloo descendants in Keokuk this summer
Planning to drive Eleanor, yet again, to Keokuk
Our Olsens had chosen Keokuk, Iowa, for their new home.
Considered moving to Keokuk
Returned to Keokuk for Christmas. The dumb way.
The day after Keokuk’s Glorious Fourth, checked out Missouri
Tried to buy “Haute Courtoisie”
Spent most of July at Keokuk
Wrecked my back trying to help move an armoire down the main stairs
Valerie undertook side trips to Los Altos, to Reno, and Keokuk
Our then-current two-year-old in his native Keokuk environment.
Mammy’s first namesake descendant: Valerie made her dress.
Tony blessed Rachel Leola Olsen in the Keokuk Branch
On our way to Keokuk for Zannah’s birthday and baptism
And so we partied at 118 High Street, in Keokuk, Iowa.
Ballooning in Keokuk
And back in Keokuk, we stay a while
Brick from Birthplace now shares nostalgia-space in Kaysville
Headed for home by way of Keokuk.
Stopped at Martin’s Cove on our way home from Keokuk
Enjoyed a family excursion to the Nauvoo Temple.
Gee, you didn’t move closer to Kaysville
Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England TYRWHITT, Sir Robert (14GGF, 1482 – 1548) In our Plantagenet line by his marriage to 14GGM Maud Tailboys, daughter of 15GGF Robert Tailboys and 15GGM Elizabeth Heron (c.1436 – 1495). Born 1482 in Kettleby, West Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, England; son of William Tyrwhitt (1456-1522) and Anne (Constable) Tyrwhitt; father of 13GGM Katherine (Tyrwhitt) Thimbleby; died 4 Jul 1548 (aged 65–66), Wrawby, North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority, Lincolnshire, England; Buried in Saint Mary’s altar tomb of the Tyrwhitt family, who were Lords of the Manor (property owners) of Brigg from 1305-1674. Six generations lived at Kettleby; Sir Robert built Kettleby Manor house, which was demolished in 1697. The foundation is covered by a modern farm house and surrounded by a moat and fish ponds. (located off Kettleby Lane, south of Wrawby); High Sheriff of Lincolnshire; Vice Admiral of England; Knighted at Touraine in 1513


TAILBOYS TYRWHITT, Maud (14GGM, 1477-1511) In our Plantagenet line as a daughter of 15GGF Sir Robert Tailboys and 15GGM Elizabeth Heron: Born c.1477 in Goulton, Kyme, Lincolnshire, England to Sir Robert Tailboys, Lord Kyme, Sheriff of Lincolnshire and Elizabeth Heron (c.1436 – 1495). Married 14GGF Robert Tyrwhitt, son of 15GGF William Tyrwhitt and 15GGM Anne Constable. They had 3 sons (Sir William; Sir Robert; & Philip, Esq.) and 6 daughters (Anne, wife of (Mr.) Bolle; Elizabeth, wife of William Munson, Esq; Eleanor; 13GGM Katherine, wife of 13GGMF Sir Richard Thimbleby; Margaret, wife of Matthew St. Paul; & Maud, wife of Henry Portington. Died 1511 in Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.


TYRWHITT THIMBLEBY, Katherine (13GGM, b 1511) In our Plantagenet line as a daughter of 14GGF Robert Tyrwhitt and 14GGM Maud Tailboys born 1511 in Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England, daughter of 14GGP Robert Tyrwhit and Maud Tailboys. She married 13GGF Richard Thimbleby, son of John Thimbleby and Margaret Boys. The firstborn of their two children was 12GGM Elizabeth Thimbleby who married 12GGF Thomas Welby.
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut Home town of Grandpa Daniel Hurd
According to the vital records of Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut, Grandpa Daniel hailed from there, a son of Daniel Hurd and Esther Maltbe
Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) : Killingworth Vital Records 1667-1850: p. 61 shows Daniel Hurd, Jr., marrying Est[h]er Maltbe 17 Apr 1744 [Vol 2 p. 142], with their son Daniel born 17 Feb 1744 [sic, Vol 2 p. 146].
Perhaps from Killingworth, Connecticut.
Internet (but which I haven’t yet verified further), Grandpa Daniel Hurd hailed from Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Kirtland, Ohio Deckers removed to Franklin, Ohio, a day’s travel from Kirtland
Isaac Decker beggared himself to save the financial credit of the Church at the time of the Kirtland bank failure
Isaac united with the Kirtland Elders’ Quorum
They had fled from Kirtland because of the mobocratic spirit
From Kirtland to Utah, a model of endurance
They left Kirtland in October 1837
We left Kirtland May 31 and took steamboat at Fairport…we went to Colebrook…
Kirtland, Palmyra
Springfield, Kirtland, Palmyra
[Rufus Metcalf] continued with the faithful when they migrated from this vicinity to Kirtland, O.
Heman Tilton Hyde married Earl Sawyer’s daughter Eunice …They apparently went through the Kirtland and Nauvoo periods…
The central gathering places of the Saints were at Kirtland, Ohio, and Jackson County, Missouri.
…they all moved from Freedom to Kirtland, Ohio.
They left Kirtland for Missouri on the 5th of May, 1834
Daughter Mary Ann Tilton Hyde, born in 1837 in Kirtland
… the miraculous healing of Lorenzo Dow Young in Kirtland
When he was a boy his parents moved to Kirtland
Julian attended the school established at Kirtland
[Julian] went to Kirtland, Ohio, and there met the Prophet
Dow Young worked alone on the Kirtland Temple, the night before its dedication
Worked alone on the Kirtland Temple, the night before its dedication?
Subsequently they removed to Franklin, a day’s travel from Kirtland,
Isaac Decker was a well-to-do farmer, but beggared himself
Isaac united with the Kirtland Elders’ Quorum
Prophet Joseph confided to him some of the affairs of the church in Kirtland
Kirtland bills were put in circulation
In this sorry plight they came to Kirtland
The Kirtland Bank was on the verge of bankruptcy
The homeless family in the latter part of 1837 moved to Kirtland
They had fled from Kirtland because of the mobocratic spirit
he had redeemed Kirtland Bank paper and made himself destitute
Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record (1985)
He joined the Church at the Kirtland period
The Kirtland Bank was on the verge of bankruptcy
In this sorry plight they came to Kirtland
They left Kirtland in October 1837
redeemed Kirtland Bank paper and made himself destitute
We left Kirtland May 31 and went to Colebrook
Elders’ Journal of the Church of Latter Day Saints
Kirtland, Palmyra
The Temple in Kirtland, Ohio
Springfield, Kirtland, Palmyra
Isaac joined the Church at the Kirtland period
From Kirtland to Utah, a model of endurance
continued with the faithful when they migrated from this vicinity to Kirtland
went through the Kirtland and Nauvoo periods…
the central gathering places of the Saints were at Kirtland…
The camp, which gathered at Kirtland in the spring of 1834
they all moved from Freedom to Kirtland
Mary Ann Tilton Hyde, born in 1837 in Kirtland
miraculous healing of Lorenzo Dow Young in Kirtland
When he was a boy his parents moved to Kirtland
Kyme, Lincolnshire, England Birthplace c.1416 of 16GGF William Tailboys, de jure 7th Baron Kyme
Birthplace 1477 of 14GGM Maud Tailboys
Birthplace c.1451 of 15GGF Robert Tailboys, 8th Lord Kyme and Sheriff of Lincolnshire
TYRWHITT, Maud TAILBOYS (14GGM, 1477-1511) Born c.1477 in Goulton, Kyme, Lincolnshire, England.
TAILBOYS TYRWHITT, Maud (14GGM, 1477-1511) Born c.1477 in Goulton, Kyme, Lincolnshire, England.
Lancashire, England Edward III created a number of new peerage titles to honour his war captains and to mark his jubilee year. Ralph Stafford was created the 1st Earl of Stafford on 5 March 1350, with an annuity of 1000 marks. He now replaced Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster as the king’s lieutenant in Gascony
10GGF John Prescott came with 10GGM Mary Gawkroger (Platt) from Lancashire;
Lancaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts My eleventh great-grandfather Ellis Barron (1605-1676) was a founder of Watertown in 1630. If they have the date right, this could have been his house, late in life. Or it might have belonged to his son, my eleventh great-uncle Ellis Barron (1633-1712). The father died in Watertown; the son, born in Watertown, died in Lancaster
9GGF Richard Wheeler came from Bedfordshire and married 9GGA Sarah Prescott, daughter of 10GGP John and Mary (making her also, of course, our 9GGM). He apparently settled first in Dedham and then came to Lancaster about 1662, where he was killed by Indians in King Philip’s War in 1676. His son 8GGF Abraham would die twenty years later, also in an Indian massacre, in the same place.
10GGF John Prescott led the founding party of Lancaster. They wanted to name it Prescott, but the Council wouldn’t let them. His descendant (our cousin) Colonel William Prescott said famously at Bunker Hill, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
> 10GGF John Prescott’s name appears on the Founders’ Monument in Watertown
Birthplace of Oliver Wheeler I
Born in Lancaster
As the site of his grave, Acton has a strong claim on Oliver. So has Lancaster, where he was born.
Birthplace of Oliver Wheeler II
Birthplace of Oliver Wheeler I
Oliver Wheeler I (born in Lancaster)
Birthplace of Samuel Wheeler
The house at 12 Wheeler Lane, on the other hand, appears to be a genuine family item. The sign says “1735 By Samuel Wheeler.” We have an Uncle (8GU) Samuel Wheeler (born 1686/87 in Lancaster, died 1781 in Acton), housewright, brother to 7GGF Jonathan Wheeler.
Richard Wheeler, Abraham Wheeler, and John Ball killed in Indian massacres, 1675 and 1695
We have a deed of “Abraham Wheeler of Lancaster in ye Countie of midlesex of ye massachusets Colloney in New England yeoman,” by which he, “with ye Assent and Consent of Tabitha my Beloved Wife”, exchanged for two oxen “thirtie two acres” in Lancaster, “it being part of the third Devission upland appertaining to me...by agrement of my parte & Portion of ye land and estate of my honed father Richard Wheeler Deceased.” This transaction was dated “this seventeenth day of January Anno Dom:/ one thousand six hundred nintie foure nintie five:” The next October, Abraham was shot by an Indian one Sabbath morning while going between the fort and his house. Although mortally wounded he succeeded in wrestling the gun from the Indian and ran with it toward the fort until he was met by a party who went out to his relief. At the same time his wife Tabitha Wheeler was taken prisoner by the Indians.
We lost two consecutive Wheeler grandfathers to 17th-century Indian massacres, twenty years apart, in the frontier town of Lancaster, Massachusetts
Wheelers of Concord, Lancaster, Acton, Carlisle, and Hillsborough
tombstones in Groton and Lancaster, Massachusetts
The sign to the left of the red front door says “1735 By Samuel Wheeler.” We have an eighth great-uncle Samuel Wheeler (born 1686/87 in Lancaster, died 1781 in Acton), housewright, brother to seventh great-grandfather Jonathan Wheeler, who was grandfather to Oliver II. Eighth great-grandfather Abraham Wheeler (1659-95), the father of Samuel and Jonathan, is also listed as a housewright in Acton.
Harriet, Harriet. How I wish I had the teaching of you to do over: I’d do it right, this time, and you’d be proud of your English heritage. Surely wouldn’t keep telling everybody you’re Welsh. The books say my immigrant ancestor Richard Wheeler (of Cranfield, Bedfordshire) was murdered in the famous Indian massacre in Lancaster, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in February of 1675. After that, his 16-year-old son, my great-great-grandfather Abraham Wheeler, retreated to Concord with his widowed mother Sarah and her parents, John and Mary Prescott (Yorkshire immigrants both, by the way—also a long way from Wales), and for several years no English settlers abode between the Concord and Connecticut rivers.
We Wheelers have to admit we’re stubborn enough to be Welsh, though. Within twenty years, with my great-great-grandmother Tabitha, Abraham returned to his father’s properties in Lancaster, where they had several children, although my great-grandfather Jonathan had come along during their exile in Dedham. Believe it or not, though, Jonathan’s son, my grandfather Oliver Wheeler, first of the name, was born in 1722 at the family estate in Lancaster!
Five years or so later, he left with the founding party of Lancaster
in residence in Lancaster by 1682.
On the Founders’ Monument. Just made the connection to John Prescott, distinguished founder of Lancaster
Founders’ Monument. Just made the connection to John Prescott, distinguished founder of Lancaster
When Mary’s father John Ball abandoned his family and removed to Lancaster, about 40 miles from Watertown, it was understood that he had departed for the wild frontier, far away
When Mary’s father John Ball abandoned his family and removed to Lancaster, about 40 miles from Watertown, it was understood that he had departed for the wild frontier, far away.
By 1671, John Ball had resided at Lancaster for several years; he and his second Elizabeth (whom he married in 1665, at the death of the crazy one, our ancestor) had four years more to live there, before Indian tomahawks would put an end to their mortal hopes and sorrows.
11GU Ellis Barron (1633-1712) died in Lancaster
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts Oliver II took part in the Lexington-Concord action
I used to believe that he was probably the “Oliver Wheeler of Acton” whose sword, “worn by him April 19, 1775,” was displayed at the centennial of the Lexington-Concord alarm. Now it appears that this must have been his son, our 5GGF Oliver II
I used to believe that he was probably the “Oliver Wheeler of Acton” whose sword, “worn by him April 19, 1775,” was displayed at the centennial of the Lexington-Concord alarm. Now it appears that this must have been his son, our 5GGF Oliver II.
Benjamin grew up across the street (the Woburn Road in Cambridge Farms, later Lexington) from our 8GGParents WilliamAndMary Munroe
In 1671-2, Benjamin and his brother John played a neighborly role in support of the Munroes
Joseph moved back to his native Lexington.
Buckman Tavern, Lexington
On Lexington Green: John Hancock left his trunk upstairs, whence Paul Revere and John Lowell had to rescue it, as the redcoats approached
We have these photos by the courtesy of the Lexington Historical Society
Lexington/Concord engravings
Accounts of the events surrounding the Lexington-Concord alarm
Two Olivers in Lexington-Concord alarm
Around 1734 “Corporal Joe” Munroe moved
in 1807 “West Cambridge” became the formal name of present-day Arlington
Joseph Munroe returned, 1760
Munroes settled Carlisle
Our Munroes of Lexington
Buckman Tavern
portraits of Matthew and Abigail above the bed.
Matthew Bridge, distinguished Middlesex pioneer
Lexington’s first First Selectman
Lexington-Concord Alarm of 1775, rather diffusely
Lexington had NO Minute Men on the Green
Oliver Wheeler I
Oliver II at Lexington-Concord in 1775
Old Burial Ground in Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington in Colonial New England
Lexington/Concord Alarm
TheMunroe family, pioneers of Lexington
The Bridge family, founders of Lexington
The Reverend John Hancock, founding Minister of Lexington
Abigail Russell Bridge and her distinguished husband and Lexington founder
Matthew and Abigail share a headstone
our first cousin (10R) Captain William Russell
Of Menotomy in the Lexington-Concord Alarm
Russell heritage
Early name of Lexington
Philip was 62 in 1712
Hancock-Clarke Parsonage
married Nathaniel Hancock, Jr.
known as ‘Corporal Joe’
Buckman Tavern, Lexington
Role in Lexington alarm
Hepzibah’s and Oliver’s daughter
Dr. Joseph Munroe
the Lexington, Massachusetts Munroes
William “The Immigrant”
Hepzibah

among the early settlers of Carlisle
Hepzibah & Oliver
Mary (Ball) Monroe, was b. in Cambridge, now Lexington, events of Lexington and Concord
spurious episode
Concord (unlike Lexington) did organize a Minute Company
many visitors admired relics of the Lexington/Concord Alarm
Mary R. Ball Munroe of Cambridge Farms (now Lexington)
Corrected Wheeler story at Lexington/Concord
died in the Lexington-Concord Alarm
Our family’s history abounds in colonial New Towne
Early settlers
Worthen’s map of “Early Settlers
Lexington: Early Settlers
Lexington homestead, 1660
Munroe and Russell homesteads
“Hancock-Clarke” house, became famous for its rôle in the Lexington-Concord Alarm
Hancock/Clarke Parsonage
Muzzey/Buckman Tavern
Early Grants
Lexington topographic
Topographic map
Town boundaries, 2002
Lexington: The Green
Lexington: Russell Homestead
Location of the Munroe homestead
Location of Timbaloo
Russell spread, today
Russell spread, eastward
“Scotland,” at the Woburn line
“Scotland,” the Browns’ house
“Scotland,” the back forty
“Scotland,” stone walls
Became Lexington, 1712/3
Old Burial Ground at Lexington
Our Lexington heritage
Cambridge Farms, 1635
Old Burying Ground
Old Lexington Burial Ground
Old Cemetery, 1692
On Lexington Green
Annex Cemetery, 1747
Proprietors’ Cemetery, 1835
In our Lexington Munroe line
Our relatives in Lexington’s Old Burial Ground come mainly through two 17th-century pioneer lines
And here’s our line from William and Martha Russell
WilliamAndMary Munroe
Mary Munroe Sanderson
Mary was among the first buried there
first minister in Lexington
Hancock built the Lexington Parsonage
Jonas was a “high son of liberty”
Probably as influential as John Parker
We’re only distantly related
Died on Lexington Green
The only officer killed on Lexington Green
Assessor, selectman in Lexington
Ruth Munroe (1742-1839
all the Captain the Town wanted
We are honored to tie into Captain Parker’s large family
He kept the public house
Paraded the militia on Lexington Green
Served lunch to President George Washington
Shushed Paul Revere in Lexington?
he and Joanna raised their family
Son of our ten-greats grandparents
IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW BRIDGE
Here they are in context
Buckman Tavern
Russell descent
Appleton Street coincides with the Lexington-Concord Battle Road
Bruce hired a tour-bus
Took my Lexington-Concord tour, lunched at Concord Inn
“One True” Arlington Ward
Lexington office closed down
M/A-COM Linkabit, Inc.
Debbie came to Lexington to present the new, custom-built tail
laid me off
Carl and Katie
Guided Lexington/Concord tours for forty years
NO minute men on Lexington Green
Wheeler ancestors in early “Mormon” pioneer history
Richard S. Munroe’s 1966 book
bicycled up Mass Ave to Lexington Center
Powderhouse a precursor of the Lexington-Concord conflict.
Lexington Green has always moved and fascinated me
There’s still an empty gravesite
Ed and Diane Kellogg hosted a post-parade picnic
Amos Doolittle came to Concord
Brother of John Hancock’s grandfather
up Lexington Street toward Woburn Center
2002: Scotland (in Lexington)
Lexington-Woburn boundary
Treasure Cities: Lexington
2002: Lexington—Buckman Tavern
2002: Lexington—Return to Scotland
grandchildren of “Corporal Joe”
Carl and Katie lived on the edge of the Great Meadow
Colonel William Munroe
2004—Boston: Lexington tombs
family sealing session
WilliamAndMary Ball Munroe
Lexington side of the boundary and the “W” for Woburn
Took my Lexington-Concord tour, lunched at Concord Inn
Guided Lexington/Concord tours for forty years
kin to the heroes of Lexington Green
as Harriet never saw fit to tell Orson Whitney
Lexington, who tie in through our Cambridge/Lexington Russells
William “The Immigrant” and Mary Ball Munroe
New Towne stretched 35 miles
As patriarch of a large and prosperous frontier family
Little Valley, Cattaraugus, New York Probate of will of Oliver Wheeler III
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