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Rebecca Pierce (unknown)

Also Known As: "Rebecca (unknown) Widow Wheeler", "Pearce"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Bristol, Somerset, England
Death: December 1674 (52-60)
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of N.N. and N.N.
Wife of Thomas Wheeler, of Boston and John "the cooper" Pierce, of Dorchester
Mother of Jonathan Wheeler; Joseph Wheeler and Rebecca Curtis

Managed by: Erica Howton
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Immediate Family

About Rebecca Pierce


  • Died December 1674  Dorchester, MA   [1] 

Rebecca first married Thomas Wheeler, second John Pierce.


  1. Thomas Wheeler,   d. 16 May 1654, Roxbury, MA  
  2. 10 August 1654 in Boston, MA [1] John Peirce,   b. about 1617, Bristol, England ,   d. 17 September 1661, Dorchester, MA  (Age ~ 44 years) 

Children of 1st husband include

  • 1. Rebecca Wheeler,   b. 17 June 1643,   d. 16 May 1675, Roxbury, MA  (Age 31 years). Married John Curtis


  • Pearce genealogy: being the record of the posterity of Richard Pearce, an ... By Frederick Clifton Pierce
  • Pg. 38
  • Richard20 Pearce, Jr., (Richard19) b. 1590; m. in England Martha ___. He resided in Bristol, England, and came to America in the ship "Lyons" from that place. His brother, Capt. William Pearce, was master of the ship.
    • Pg. 40.
    • 2. JOHN21 PEARCE (Richard20, Richard19) b. in Bristol, England, probably; m. Mary ___ in England. she d. in Boston, July 12, 1647; m. 2nd, Aug. 10, 1654, Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler. she res. in Dorchester, Mass., and died Dec. 1674. He d. Sept. 17. 1661.
    • P. 427, L. 42. *JOHN, Dorchester: Savage has here confounded two persons of the same name, rightly distinguished in the Hist. Dorch. p. 71. His note (p. 659) admits an uncertainty but does not correct the error of the text.
    • 1. John Dorchester, cooper, had by his w. Mary, Nehemiah, b. 17 Jan. 1631/2, and Mary, b. 6 Mar. 1639/9 (Gen. Reg., Vol. V. p. 244); sold house and land in Dorch., 28 Dec. 1642, to Richard Curtis, his w. not signing (Suff. Deeds, L. 2, F. 151) and prob rem. to Boston. This is clearly the John who m. Rebecca Wheeler, 10 Aug. 1654, and d. 17 Sept. 1661, and his s. Samuel seems to me to have been b. in Boston 14 Jan. 1659/60 (Savage, p. 429, l. 6). His will (Suff Prob., no. 276. ) mentions estate "at Boston or Dorchester," gives to Nehemiah the testator's "working tools," and provides for the education of Samuel, whom Savage rightly, as I think, judges to be younger than N. Mercy P., who m. Mannasses Marston at Chalestown, 22 Aug., 1667 (Charlestown Records), seems to have been the dau. of this John (Suff. Deeds, L. 15, F. 160); but she cannot have been the dau. of Rebecca. Administration on the est. of Rebecca P. was granted to her s., Joseph Wheeler, 21 Dec., 1674. (Suff. Prob. no 713, L. 5, F. 220.) See also Suff. Deeds, L. 3., F. 190.
    • I am disposed to identify this John with the John Pears whose names stands seventeenth in the list of inhabitants of
    • Pg. 41
    • Dorchester in 1641 (Hist. Dorch., p. 424), and who ....
    • Children:
      • 6. i. NEHEMIAH, b. Jan. 17, 1631; m. Phebe Planting and Mrs. Anna Mosley.
      • ii. MARY, b. Mar. 6, 1638; d. bef. 1661.
      • 7. iii. SAMUEL, b. m. Mary ___.
      • Pg. 42
      • iv. MERCY, b. m. Aug 22, 1667 Manassah Marston, son of John and Sarah of Salem. The father came from Ormsby, Norfolk county, England, in 1637. Mercy was living in 1716. He was b. Sept. 7, 1645; d. 1705. ....
      • v. MEHITABLE, b. m. Jeremiah Rogers. ....
      • vi. EXERCISE.
      • vii. MARY. She was unm. in 1661.
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  • Pierce genealogy : being the record of the posterity of Thomas Pierce, an early inhabitant of Charlestown, and afterwards Charlestown village (Woburn), in New England, with wills, inventories, biographical sketches, etc. (1882)
  • John, Dorchester, mariner, came from Stepney, Middsx. Co., Eng, by wf. Parnell had Joseph, b. Sept. 30, 1631 ; Abigail, b. July 17, 1633 ; John, b. March 3, 1634, d. March 30, 1634; Nehemiah, b. July 12, 1637, d. Sept., 1639. His wf. Parnell d. Sept., 1639.
  • John, Dorchester, adm. freeman 1631, selectman 1633-6-41, prop, of lands, 1656, Rep. Mar., 1639, rev. to Boston, 1642; his first wife Mary d. July 12, 1647, and he m. then, Aug. 10, 1654, Rebecca Wheeler, wid. of Thomas Wheeler. Ch. Nehemiah ; Samuel ; Mehitable ; Mary ; Marcy ; and Exercise. He was a cooper and d. Sept. 17, 1651. See Hist. Dorchester, p. 71. Savage has these two last Johns confounded.
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according to vital records Rebecca who married john pearce was his 3rd wife and was a widow of thomas wheeler. John Pearce was her 2nd husband.Thus her maiden name was not Wheeler.

John PIERCE, PEARCE Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection) Genealogies, Biographies, Heraldry, and Local Histories Marriage 16541654 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Volume: Boston, 1630-1822, Page(s): 14685 Spouse: Rebecca [____] Wheeler married by Cap. Humphry Atherton.


Not a known child of Thomas Wheeler died 1654. Disconnected June 2014

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Rebecca Pierce's Timeline

Bristol, Somerset, England
September 22, 1622
Age 4
St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
October 20, 1637
Age 19
May 15, 1640
Age 22
June 17, 1643
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 1674
Age 56
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
September 10, 1998
Age 56
October 9, 1999
Age 56