- 105. ELLIOTT R. WHEELER (1834- )
Elliott R. Wheeler was born about 1834 in Marion County, Illinois, son of James and Margaret (Mayberry) Wheeler.
He married first, Elizabeth Jane Higgs, 12 August 1858 in Macon County, Illinois. She was born 18 October 1838 in Illinois, and passed away 18 April 1864 in Macon County. She was laid to rest at North Fork Cemetery. Her tombstone inscription was as follows: "Elizabeth J., wife of Elliott Wheeler, died April 18, 1864, aged 24 years, 11 months, 12 days." Elliott and Elizabeth had no children.
Elliott married second, Martha E. Farris, 24 December 1865. She was born about 1842 in Arkansas. In the 1870 census of Macon County, Illinois, Mary A. Fulk was residing with them, and was listed as aged 10, "daughter." Her parents were born in Indiana. She was probably adopted or perhaps was a foster child.
1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Elliott Wheeler W M 25 Farmer $--- $150 IL
Elizabeth " W F 21 IL
p. 891; #2216/2237
1870 FEDERAL CENSUS, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Elot Wheeler W M 31 Farmer $200 $500 AR
Martha " W F 28 Keeps House AR
p. 503; Decatur; #224/224
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Elliott Wheeler Head W M 51 Farmer TN NC SC
Martha C. " Wife W F 38 Keeps House AR TN TN
Mary A. Fulk Dau W F 10 At School IL IN IN
p. 490B; Long Creek
Source: Phil Wheeler