The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family by Albert Gallatin Wheeler
Joseph Wheeler. Stated to be a brother of Thomas No. 1 and Timothy No. 1900. He was made freeman at Concord, Mass., May 13, 1640, where he is frequently referred to as Lieutenant. He was one of the men who
were foremost in the town's business, by virtue of their large estates as well as their integrity and good judgment,
and was a signer of almost every petition made in behalf of the town in its early days.
He was the owner of a large amount of property, his house lot containing 20 acres; and in 1668 an additional grant was made to him of 610 acres on the Chelmsford line
lying in the form of a triangle, the point towards the northwest and extending southwest. tp Nashoba, southeast of Nagog Pond.
He married (1) Elizabeth , who died May 19, 1642. Married (2) Sarah (Goldstone) Merriam, who died at Concord, March 12, 1670-1, dau. of John Goldstone, of Tonbridge, Kent, England, and widow of Joseph Merriam.
Children, 1st marriage: (born at Concord, Mass.)
Ephraim Wheeler, born April 14, 1640; d. July 10, 1642.
Joseph Wheeler, born Dec. 1, 1641; d. July 18, 1642.
Children, 2d marriage: (born at Concord, Mass.)
Mary Wheeler, born Sept. 20, 1643.
Rebecca Wheeler, born Sept. 6, 1645; m. April 16, 1667, Major Peter Bulkeley, b. Nov. 3, 1641; d. May 24, 1688. She m. (2) L. Jonathan Prescott, Dec.18, 1689.