Charles M. Wheaton (deceased) was born in Hardy Township, Holmes County, Ohio, in 1824, a son of Anson and Rebecca E. (Cook) Wheaton,  who were among the first settlers of Holmes County.  He was reared on his father's farm, and in his youth learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed the rest of his life.  He was married in 1848 to Rosanna, daughter of William and Mary Uhl, and their family numbered four children: Mary Ellen, Avery, William A. and Alice.  Of these, Mary Ellen is deceased; Avery lives in Knox County, Ohio where he owns a farm; Alice also resides in Knox county, where she owns a farm; William A., lives with his mother on the farm in Hardy Township, Holmes County.  The father of these children died in March, 1859.  He was one of the energetic young men of the township, and taken from his family in the prime of early manhood.  Mrs. Wheaton is a member of the Disciples Church, an earnest Christian woman, who has lived for her children, and has been rewarded by seeing her sons grown to be young men of integrity, and numbered among the leading citizens.


Holmes County History, 1889