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  • ID: I315109
  • Name: Joseph WHEELER
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 SEP 1836 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA
  • GRAD: 1 JUL 1859 U.S. Military Academy Post Cem., West Point, NY
  • Event: Military service BET JUL 1859 AND 22 APR 1861 2LT, U.S. Army
  • Event: Military service BET 16 MAR 1861 AND 8 JUN 1865 Lt. Gen., Confederate Army
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama BET 4 MAR 1881 AND 3 JUN 1882
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama BET 15 JAN 1883 AND 3 MAR 1883
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 20 APR 1900
  • Event: Military service BET 1898 AND 1900 Maj. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Death: 25 JAN 1906 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
  • Title: Gen.
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic Gen. Joseph Wheeler
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    WHEELER, Joseph, a Representative from Alabama; born in Augusta, Ga., September 10, 1836; attended local schools and the Episcopal Academy, Cheshire, Conn.; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, 1859; attended the Cavalry School at Carlisle, Pa., 1859-1860; transferred to the Mounted Rifles June 26, 1860; second lieutenant September 1, 1860, and served in New Mexico; resigned from the United States Army February 27, 1861; appointed lieutenant of Artillery in the Confederate Army on April 3, 1861; successively promoted to the grade of colonel, brigadier general, and major general, and was commissioned lieutenant general in February 1865; in 1862 was assigned to the command of the Army Corps of Cavalry of the Western Army, continuing in that position until the war closed; senior Cavalry general of the Confederate Armies May 11, 1864; studied law; was admitted to the bar and engaged in practice at Wheeler, Ala., and also became a planter; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1881, to June 3, 1882, when he was succeeded by William M. Lowe, who contested his election; subsequently elected to the same Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William M. Lowe and served from January 15 to March 3, 1883; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1885, to April 20, 1900, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Territories (Fifty-third Congress); served in the Spanish-American War; commissioned major general of Volunteers May 4, 1898, and assigned to command of a Cavalry division, United States Army; senior member of the commission which negotiated the surrender of Santiago and the Spanish Army in Cuba; during the Philippine Insurrection commanded the First Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps, in the Tarlac campaign and in several other operations in central Luzon from July 8, 1899, to January 24, 1900; commissioned brigadier general in the United States Regular Army June 16, 1900; retired September 10, 1900; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., January 25, 1906; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Joseph WHEELER , Jr. b: 9 AUG 1787
    Mother: Julia Knox HULL b: 10 MAR 1799 in Newton, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Daniella JONES b: 20 AUG 1841
    • Married: 8 FEB 1866 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
    1. Has No Children Lucy Louise WHEELER b: 24 NOV 1866 in Lawrence Co., AL
    2. Has No Children Annie Early WHEELER b: 31 JUL 1868 in Lawrence Co., AL
    3. Has No Children Ella WHEELER b: 9 AUG 1869 in Lawrence Co., AL
    4. Has Children Julia Knox WHEELER b: 27 NOV 1870 in Lawrence Co., AL
    5. Has No Children Joseph WHEELER , Jr. b: 23 MAR 1872 in Lawrence Co., AL
    6. Has Children Carrie Peyton WHEELER b: 8 AUG 1877 in Lawrence Co., AL
    7. Has No Children Thomas Harrison WHEELER b: 7 MAR 1881 in Lawrence Co., AL
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