Wetzel - Whetzel

Ruhama Whetzell,  wife of  Jacob Whetzell, 1778-1831

Jacob Whetzel, 1765-1827
Sabra Whetzel Newton, 1738-1822
Amanda Newton, daughter of Sabra and Charles

Whetzel Trace.  A trail from Whitewater River at Laurel to White River at Waverly crossed here
[State Road 9, about 5 miles north of Shelbyville, Shelby Co, IN].  Blazed in 1818 by
Jacob Whetzel, it was the first east-west road into the "New Purchase" of central Indiana.

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