Josiah William Wheeler (1807-1882)

Josiah W. Wheeler, Lawyer, of New York City & Dutchess Co., N.Y.

Associated Houses


Hyde Park


Hyde Park

He was an eminent lawyer at New York in partnership with his brother, R.C. Wheeler, who was married to his wife's sister, Theodosia Davenport. His father-in-law (his wife's adoptive father who was also her uncle by marriage), James Boorman, gifted the couple the land on which they built an Italianate villa named "Brierstone" that sits at the core of Springwood, now famous as the country home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In New York, they lived at 25 West 19th Street, a four-story-over-a-basement brownstone which still stands. Josiah and Mary had 5 children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 13/12/2019 and last updated on 16/12/2019.