Joseph Wheeler, of Concord (1609 - 1681) MP

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Birthplace: Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Managed by: Glen Lofton Bedgood
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About Joseph Wheeler, of Concord


Elizabeth died in childbirth on 20 Sept. 1643; her death was recorded as 20 July 1643, the copyist having rendered the 7 by July instead of September, thus transfixing Dr. Savage with astonishment, and he confesses his inability to solve the puzzle how she could have died in July and given birth to a child in September. Joseph married (2) Sarah, widow of Joseph Meriam [who died 1 Jan. 1640/1] [Joseph, son of William of Hadlow, Kent, was baptized 18 Feb. 1610 according to a note in RRW files –JCW.] [Sarah had already had seven children by Joseph Meriam - JCW] The children of Joseph 1 Wheeler were:

By Elizabeth

2702     I Ephraim 2   b.14 April 1640       d. 19 July 1642

2703     II Joseph 2   b. 1 Dec. 1641       d. 18 July 1642

2704     III Mary     b. 20 Sept. 1643     d. same day

By Sarah

2705     IV Rebecca   b. 6 Sept. 1645         m. (1) Peter Bulkeley (2) Jonathan Prescott

Lieut. Joseph Wheeler seems to have been connected with the Charlestown Wheelers, for on 17 Dec. 1678 "Joseph Wheeler, 68 years old", testifies to having been present when Thomas Wheeler of Charlestown made his will, which he died without signing. In May 1681, being then "71 years old", he makes affidavit as to the laying out of certain lots of land in Concord several years before. He had a large amount of property on the Merrimack River, and 12 Aug. 1670, Joseph Wheeler and his wife Sarah of Concord sell 700 acres there to Cornelius Waldo. In 1676 he buys of John Hull 300 acres near Dunstable, and in 1678 he buys of Joseph Wheeler of Malden and his wife Frances and in 1679 Joseph Wheeler of Malden and his wife Frances sell about 150 acres of this to John Hayward of Boston. On 12 Feb. 1660 the selectmen of Concord grant to Lieut. Joseph Wheeler a tract of land lying between the line of Chelmsford and the line of Nashoba 610 acres in all, and 4 April 1679, Joseph Wheeler and wife Frances of Concord, sell the same to Ralph Shepard. It is therefore to be inferred that he married a third wife Frances, and removed to Dunstable and afterward to Malden. He left no will.


  1. The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts Compiled by George Tolman in 1908 Revised for editions of 1970 and 1981 and, by Joseph C. Wheeler, for this online edition of 2006. This online edition is complete up to the Joseph's second revision, July 21, 2007.




 8.   Joseph Wheeler bapt 18 Feb 1609/10 - aft 1678 Concord MA. He was the son of Thomas Wheeler (d 1635) & his 2nd wife Rebecca

listed as freeman 13 May 1640

married 1st Elizabeth bur 19 May 1642 Concord

Children of 1st wife

  •           a. Ephraim  Wheeler bp 14 April 1640 - bur 19 July 1642
  •           b. Joseph  Wheeler bp 1 Dec 1641 - bur 18 July 162

married 2nd Sarah Goldstone Merriam died 12 March 1670 Concord daughter of John Goldstone and widow of Joseph Merriam

Children of 2nd wife

  •           c. Mary  Wheeler bp 20 Sept 1643 - 20 Sept 1643
  •           d. Rebecca  Wheeler 6 Sept 1645 - married 1st  16 april 1667/8 Peter Bulkeley son of Edward

married 3rd ca 1668 Frances Watson Wheeler Cook Green as her 4th husband  


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Lieut. Joseph Wheeler's Timeline

February 18, 1609
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
February 18, 1609
Cranfield, Bedford, England
February 18, 1609
February 18, 1609
Wharley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
February 18, 1609
Warley In Cranfi, Bedford, England
February 18, 1609
Wharley, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
February 18, 1609
Warley In Cranfield, Bedford, England
February 18, 1610
Age 1
Warley, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Age 20
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 26
Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom