Benjamin Wheeler, progenitor of the branch of the family now (1910) under consideration, was a native of Massachusetts, his birth occurring February 7. 1764. In early manhood, in 1800, accompanied by his wife and children, he removed to New York state, settling on the farm now (1910) owned by his grandson, Simeon R. Wheeler, in East Bloomfield, Ontario county, and he also erected the first grist mill in South Bloomfield. He was active and public-spirited, served in the revolutionary war, and in all ways performed his part faithfully and conscientiously. He married, July 28, 1782, Celia Buffington, born in Massachusetts, August 26. 1762, who bore him six sons and four daughters, among whom was Benjamin D., see elsewhere. Benjamin Wheeler died February 6, 1836.