It has been conjectured by Barbara Gabe (see postings on this Forum) that the following three individuals, all born in Virginia, are brothers and further are sons of Robert Wheeler (b 1749) and Nancy Davis:
George Washington Wheeler b 1807 Samuel Davis Wheeler b 1810 Thomas Henry Wheeler b 1812
Evidence for this includes census records and the fact that all lived for a time in adjacent Ohio counties.Also GWW and SDW married Mathews sisters.
There is a growing body of Y-Chromosome DNA data on the Wheeler Surname.Family Tree DNA has a 45 tested individuals (www.familytreedna.com/public/wheeler).The Sorenson Molecular Genetics Foundation has ten (www.smgf.org).
If direct male descendants of each of the three ‘brothers’ can be found and each consents to a Y-Chromosome DNA test, there would be additional evidence to support or disprove this conjecture.
I would welcome any comments, suggestions, or volunteers for testing from suitable Wheeler descendants.