Reference: Johnson County Historical Society Journal, October 1981, Vol VII, No. 2, page 16.
The following info was a query in the journal from Marcella Wheeler, however it may not be too helpful to you. Its Lucy Wheeler's father is Thomas Wheeler, while yours is Richard R. Wheeler.
"MARCELLA WHEELER, 14862 U Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137 writes about a new organization, 'WHEELER COUSINS'. They are looking for descendants of THOMAS and ELIZABETH WHEELER of Bedford County, Virginia. They were born about 1736, children: John, born 1762; Lucy (Mrs Benjamin Borden); William; Benjamin; Peter; Thomas; Sally (Mrs Isaac Cundiff); Joel; Gabriel; Joicy (Mrs Charles Craig); and James B 1788. Some of their descendants went to Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and other states. Anyone believing to be related should write to Ms Wheeler."