Grattan Henry Wheeler
Grattan H. Wheeler, Congressman from New York
|Member of the New York Senate|
from the Sixth (Class 1) district
|Latham A. Burrows|
|John G. McDowell|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 28th district
|Born||August 25, 1783|
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
|Died||March 11, 1852 (aged 68)|
Wheeler, New York, United States
|Resting place||Wheeler Family Cemetery, Wheeler, New York, United States|
Grattan Henry Wheeler (August 25, 1783 - March 11, 1852) was an American politician from New York.
Grattan H. Wheeler was born near Providence, Rhode Island on August 25, 1783. He was the son of Silas Wheeler (1752-1827), a veteran of the American Revolution who took part in the burning of the Gaspée.
Later in the Revolution, Silas Wheeler joined the crew of a privateer. He was captured by the British and jailed in Kinsale, Ireland. He escaped with the help of the Irish Patriot, Henry Grattan. In gratitude, Silas Wheeler named his son after Grattan.
Wheeler attended public and preparatory schools in Rhode Island. He moved to Steuben County, New York with his parents in 1800, and became a farmer, lumberman and winemaker. The Wheeler family founded Wheeler, the Steuben County town that was named for them.
Wheeler died in Wheeler on March 11, 1852. He was buried at the Wheeler Family Cemetery in Wheeler.
|New York State Senate|
Latham A. Burrows
| New York State Senate
Sixth District (Class 1)
John G. McDowell
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district