|The Wheelers in Farmington—1820|
|The Federal census for 1820 shows
Oliver Wheeler’s household in Farmington. Left to right, the five entries report six inhabitants:
Seventeen-year-old Harriet married Isaac Decker in this Census year, and she doesn’t seem to figure in the parental family group. If we have their dates right, Charles Oliver (born and died 1805) would be deceased by this time. Henry Hammond at 14 may well have been out as an apprentice, enumerated in another household. Twelve-year-old Benjamin Franklin and Clarissa Caroline, 10, fit into the family as reported. The two extra adult men may have been boarding relatives, or perhaps more likely apprentices or hired hands.
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