Josiah Wheeler

Josiah Wheeler, born in 1743, was a housewright and participated in the famous Boston Tea Party. As for his service in the Revolutionary Army, he commanded a company of minutemen at the beginning of the revolution and superintended the erection of forts by General Washington’s order. He was also employed in building the State House of Boston. He later died in Boston in August of 1817 and is buried in the Central Burying Ground, Tomb 109.