John Butler Wheeler married Emeline "Emily" Wilson on November 11, 1847 in Adair County.

1850 Adair County census, Dist. # 1, hh # 252:
Wheeler, John B., 24, farmer, all in hh born KY.
", Emiline, 19
", S.J. (female), one year

1860 Adair County census, Dist. # 1, hh # 734:
Wheeler, John B., 36, farmer, all in hh born Adair Co.
", Emeline, 28, hk (housekeeping)
", Sarah J., 12
", Nathaniel S., 10
", Elizabeth, eight years
", John A., five years
", Catharine, six months

1870 Adair County census: Dist. # ?, hh # 251
Wheeler, John B., 47, farmer, all in household born KY
", Emily, 38, keeping house
", Martha S., 18
", Anna E., 16
", John A., 13
", Catharine, 10
", Nancy B., seven years
", Amanda W., two years

1880 Adair County census, Leatherwood pct. (p 96B):
Wheeler,* Butler, 56, self, all in hh born KY
Luizeca E., 48, wife
Nancy B., 17, daughter
Amanda W., 14, daughter
Dolphus C., nine years, son
Emma, five years, daughter
* spelled Wheler in original record

1900 Adair County census, Dist. # 4 (Gradyville), hh # 90:
Wheeler, Dolphus, head, b. Feb. 1871, all in hh b. KY
", Ellen, wife, b. Nov. 1880, mar. 17 yr.; 1 child, living
", Emely, dau., b. May, 1900, "0/12"
", John B., father, b. Dec. 1821, mar. 52 yrs.
", Emeline, mother, b. Nov. 1831; 9 children, 8 living

Adair County News, July 10, 1901 (two entries)
(no headline)
Last Sunday afternoon [July 7th] at the hour of 4 o'clock Mr. Butler Wheeler's life work ended. He was quite an old man and was known to many citizens of Adair County. He was afflicted with pulmonary trouble and was confined to his room several months. He leaves a wife and a large family of children, all grown.
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(in the Gradyville newsletter)
Died, at his home on the 7th [of July], Mr. J.B. Wheeler, in his 80th year with a complication of diseases. Uncle Butler as he was usually called was one of our oldest citizens, a good neighbor and a member of the Baptist church... He leaves an aged companion, eight children and a host of friends to mourn their loss. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H.T. Jesse and his remains interred at the family burying ground at Sparksville.

Adair County News, Feb. 24, 1904
(in the Gradyville newsletter)
Mrs. Emily Wheeler wife of the late Butler Wheeler, has been in critical condition for several days.

Adair County News, March 2, 1904
(in the Gradyville newsletter)
Mrs. Emily Wheeler, 70 years of age, died at the home of her son, D.C. Wheeler, on the 24[th of February], from a complication of diseases. She was a member of the Baptist church.
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Death certificate abstract of Catherine Wheeler Bradshaw:

Commonwealth of Kentucky death certificate # 12399, deathvol 1937.

Catherine Bradshaw, female, white, widow of W.R. Bradshaw, died at 9:45 p.m. on May 5, 1937 in Columbia, Adair Co., Ky.
Age: 77 years, four months, two days.
Occupation: Housewife.
Date & place of birth:Jan. 6, 1860, Adair Co., Ky.
Father's name & birthplace: Butler Wheeler, Adair Co., Ky.
Mother's maiden name & place of birth: Emeline Wheeler [sic], Adair Co., Ky.
Informant: Mrs. G.N. Wheeler, Columbia, Ky.
Place & date of burial: Antioch Cem., May 9, 1937.
Cause of death: Hypertensive heart disease -- chronic.
Attending physician: W.J. Flowers, M.D.