Wheeler (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 1, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Wheeler descendants for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
  • Y-SNP tested to R1b-P312>>U152>L2>FGC22501

Still to do as of October 1, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Obadiah Wheeler to firmly place family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Obadiah Wheeler (II) was born before 1651 in Concord, son of Obadiah Wheeler (I) & Susanna _______. He died aft 28 Mar 1712. He married at Concord 17 Jul 1672 Elizabeth White, daughter of Resolved White & Judith Vassall. They had eight children, one daughter and seven sons: Obadiah, Josiah, Uriah, Samuel, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin and Joshua.

DNA results R1b-FGC22501

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Wheeler DNA Project Subgroup: CA Group 1 lists thirteen individuals, all close STR matches. One of these individuals (kit #356429) is also in the Mayflower DNA Project Subgroup: XX - White, William YDNA/FF Tests (so likely descends from Obadiah Wheeler [II]). One individual in the subgroup Y-SNP tested R1b-P312>>U152>L2>FGC22501

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Obadiah Wheeler (II) to WGS/NGS test to both confirm the lineage as well as to refine the haplogroup further and delineate descendant clades.

References & External Links

Sherman, Ruth W. and Robert M. Sherman, comp. Robert S. Wakefield, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 13 White, 2006, Plymouth, General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Wheeler, Henry M., Genealogy of some of the descendants of Obadiah Wheeler of Concord, and Thomas Thaxter of Hingham, Printed for private circulation, Worcester, MA 1898

The Pilgrim William White Society Newsletter see page 4 of this issue which discusses one branch of this Wheeler family