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A CONTRIBUTION 



HISTORY. OF THE WILDERS 



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FROM 1497, IN ENGLAND, TO THE EMIGRATION OF MARTHA, A WIDOW, 

AND HER FAMILY TO MASSACHUSETTS BAY, IN 1638, AND 

SO, THROUGH HER FAMILY DOWN TO 1875 ; WITH A 

GENEALOGICAL TABLE, SHOWING, AS FAR AS 

MAY BE, THEIR RELATIONSHIPS 

AND CONNECTIONS. 



REV. MOSES H. WILDER. 




NEW YORK: 

Printed by Edward O. Jenkins, 20 North William Street, 

FOR THE 

COMPILER, No. 4 DEAN STREET, BROOKLYN, N. Y. 








It is a sacred duty to preserve die genealogy and history of 
families, but our busy population are so engrossed in the present 
cares, that few have had regard for the past, or solicitude for the 
future history of themselves or their families. But to those who 
have a respect for their ancestral name I know of no more 
agreeable duty than to place on record the history and incidents 
of their lives and their relatives, that they may be preserved to 
the latest generations. 

In nothing is the Divine benevolence more fully illustrated than 
by those ties of friendship and fraternal love which bind the family 
circle together. 

I know not of a more cheerless reflection to a social being than 
the thought of having no interest in the history of his ancestry ; no 
affectionate regard for those who are to follow him ; no record of 
where or what he has been in life, floating like a bubble in the 
stream of time, into the ocean of eternity. And next to training 
the spirit for the Life Eternal, there can be no more noble employ- 
ment than that of treasuring up and perpetuating the deeds, 
principles, and virtues of a noble ancestry. 

MARSHALL PINCKNEY WILDER/ 



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HAROLD B. 115E 1™A1& 

BRIGHAM YO< NG UNA v^^SITY 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Explanation of Frontispiece, 
List of Plates and Illustrations, 
Preface, ....... 

Introductory Note by Alexander Wilder, 



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ix 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Chapter. 

I. — Sketch of the History of the English Wilders 
from 1497, 5 

II. — The Emigration to Massachusetts, . . 10 

III. — Lineage of Thomas Wilder, . . . . 12 

IV. — History of James, son of Col. James, the first of 
the Fourth Generation, . . . . 18 

V. — History of Thomas, son of Joseph, . . 20 

VI. — Andrew, son of Judge Joseph, ... 39 

VII. — Joseph, son of Joseph, 41 

VIII. — Caleb, son of Joseph, ..... 49 

IX. — Jonas, son of John, ..... 54 

X. — Josiah, son of John, ..... 58 

XI. — William, son of John. Jotham and Benjamin, 
Grandsons of John, son of Thomas, . 60 

XII. — David and Hephzibah Wilder, ... 70 

XIII. — Charles and Joshua, Sons of Nathanael, Grandson 
of Thomas, . . . . . . . 77 

XIV. — Bezaleel and Aholiab, sons of Nathanael, 84 

XV. — Jerahmeel and Elias, sons of Nathanael, . 89 

XVI. — Ephraim and Samuel Locke, .... 100 

XVII. — Marshall P. Wilder, 107 

XVIII. — Oliver and other Grandsons of Nathanael, 117 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Chapter. 

XIX. — Edward, son of Martha, and Brother of 
Thomas, ....... 

xx. — wllders not yet in line with thomas and 
Edward. Samuel of North Carolina, 



129 



Moses J. of N. C. Rev. Lyman, and James B. 
of Louisville, Ky., .... 132-133 



XXI. — General Characteristics of the Family, 



BOOK II. 
Genealogy of the Wilders, ..... 

PART I. 

Lineage of Thomas to the Fourth Generation, 

PART II. 

Lineage of the Successive Families of the Fourth 
Generation from Thomas, so far as known to 

1877 

PART III. 

Lineage of the Line of Edward, Brother of Thom- 
as, FROM 1652 tO 1877, SO FAR AS KNOWN, 

Index of the Names of Wilder, 

Index of Other Names with whom they have Inter- 
married, ......... 



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CONTENTS OF SUPPLEMENT. 

NAMES NOT OBTAINED IN SEASON TO BE INSERTED IN 
THEIR PROPER PLACES. 



I. Joseph, of Hillsborough, N. H., 
II. Merrick, of Fort Edward, N. Y., . 

III. Grandchildren of Joel D. Wilder, 

IV. Daniel, son 01 Cornelius Wilder, 
V. North Carolina Wilders, 

VI. Abel, son of Zechariah, . 



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THE FRONTISPIECE. 



SULHAM HOUSE AND CHURCH. 

This is a view of peculiar interest to the Wilders. The Sulham 
estate is the inheritance given by Henry VII. to Nicholas Wilder 
in April, 1497. Around that church lie the remains of the suc- 
cessive inheritors of the estate ; four of the line have been rectors 
of the parish. John, the grandson of Nicholas, and the grandfather 
of our ancestors Thomas and Edward, married the only daughter and 
heiress of Thomas Keats, Esq., who built the Sulham House. It 
was given, in 1582, by entail, to William Wilder, their son. It 
has ever been in the possession of the Wilder family, and is now 
occupied by John Wilder, D.D., rector of the parish, who, on his 
accession to the rectorship, greatly improved the church and 
grounds. Purley Hall, since 1777 the residence of the inheritors 
of the estate, is a beautiful place, some two miles northerly from 
Sulham. They all worship in this church. The present rector, 
who with his wife is seen in the foreground, is now seventy-seven 
years of age, and has been rector over forty years. 

This plate is taken from a photograph sent me a short time since 
by Frederic Wilder, Esq., of Purley Hall. 

We should have been glad to have had a more extended history 
of this place and its surroundings, but had no time to obtain it. 



List of Illustrations. 



SULHAM HOUSE, Frontispiece. 

VIGNETTE, COAT OF ARMS, - - - Title-Page. 

FREDERICK WILDER, Esq., 9 

Rev. MOSES H. WILDER, - 24 

S. V. S. WILDER, Esq., 46 

ALEXANDER WILDER, M.D., ------ - 91 

Hon. MARSHALL P. WILDER, 107 



PREFACE. 



Perhaps there is no prominent name of which so little was 
known respecting their past history as the Wilders. Three or 
four prominent men had traced their own pedigree, and were sup- 
posed to know about all that could be known of the history of the 
name. The labor, for over forty years, in a profession that de- 
manded all my strength, prevented my carrying out an early desire 
to gather the materials for a history of my name ; and though more 
than twenty years' time has been partially given to it, I had only 
learned that the whole time and mind must be given to the work 
in order to be effectual. At the age of threescore and fifteen, with 
a tolerable degree of health, and neither employment nor income, I 
gave my time, first, to a visitation of all the Wilders of New York 
and Brooklyn, for my own recreation. This led me to the libraries, 
genealogies, and local histories, and then to an extensive corre- 
spondence — the result of which is before us. 

Had I possessed the strength and pecuniary ability to spend a 
few years or even months in travel- — visiting the old residences of the 
Wilders, examining the town records, family records, cemetery monu- 
ments, registries of deeds and wills, etc. — I should have made a far 
more complete genealogy and history than I have been able to 
obtain. 

The most I claim for this Book is, that it is a sincere and laborious 
effort of more than four years to lay the foundation from which some 
future son of the Wilders, with more time and ability, may give to 
the world a more perfect genealogical history of the name. 

My hearty thanks are due to the very many who have so freely 
responded to my requests and furnished me, with great pains, the 
register of their branches of the family. A similar faithfulness on 
the part of some few others would have filled some important gaps 
which could not be filled without their aid. 

It will be seen that all the old traditions have been swept away, 
and a short, though I think reliable, sketch of our connection with 



viii PREFACE. 

the English gentry has taken their place. Even Purley Hall has had 
to give place to Shiplake as the family residence of the olden time. 

I have found that records are not always reliable. Town records 
often differ from the records in the old family Bible, which must be 
presumed to be correct. In one instance, I had the family record 
from the father and again from the mother, and the dates differing 
materially. When the children and grandchildren have given their 
statements of the families that have gone before them, they are not 
always in the order of their birth, and the dates are often defective ; 
and it should not seem strange that many errors should creep 
into a work that has depended much on such testimony. Great 
care has been taken to make the Tables as correct as possible, and 
it is believed that very few essential errors will be found. 

The Tables were prepared for the press while in a state of ex- 
treme suffering ; and in affixing the consecutive numbers, many 
errors are found to have been made (sometimes numbers are re- 
peated ; in one case, ten numbers twice used ; in others, fifty 
numbers are left out] ; but having been quoted in the " History," 
they could not be corrected. 

There are yet some large families whose pedigree is not traced 
back to any satisfactory root ; yet, in their physique and mental 
characteristics, there is abundant reason to believe that they were 
from the same stock. 

Many thanks to those who have aided so liberally in furnishing 
gratuitously the means of publishing the Book ; without their aid it 
would never have been printed. May God reward them for their 
kindness and liberality. 

Such as it is, this "Book of the Wilders" is now commended 
to the kind attention and patronage of the Brotherhood as the 
closing work of one of them, whose whole life has been given to the 
moral, intellectual, and religious improvement of men ; and with 
all their imperfections, his labors have been owned of God ; and 
now, at over fourscore years, he is waiting joyfully for the call to 
come up higher. 

As I have no responsible publisher, it is proper here to say that 
all orders sent to me, enclosing $3.15, will be filled by return of 
mail until the edition of 500 is exhausted. 

MOSES H. WILDER, No. 4 Dean St., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE 

By Dr. Wilder, of the U. S. Eclectic Medical College 
of New York. 



The records of families constitute the framework 
of history. We can not estimate their importance too 
highly. They are invaluable auxiliaries to science, re- 
ligion, and especially to civilization itself. They exert a 
potent influence for the uniting of peoples in the alliance 
of a common patriotism. Thus they help to assure 
liberty, and to perpetuate institutions for its develop- 
ment and proper upholding. The writer of annals is a 
public benefactor, and the chronicler of genealogies is 
no less deserving. He confers a priceless boon upon 
those whose names and achievements are thus rescued 
from oblivion, and preserves the experience and wisdom 
of ages for the emulation and admonition of posterity. 
He merits the more for his labors, in that they are ren- 
dered without the hope of appreciation, or the stimulus 
which prompts literary effort in other fields. 

The desire to know the names and history of those 
who have preceded us is inborn in the human constitu- 
tion. The historian Gibbon, remarking its universal 
prevalence, asserted that "it must depend on the in- 
fluence of some common principle in the minds of men." 
It is a sentiment cherished by the noblest. To its exist- 
ence we are probably to refer the inquisitiveness that 
leads individuals to the investigation of the relics of 
by-gone periods, whether as naturalists, philologists, or 
historical inquirers. I have no sympathy for the super- 
cilious disdain of pretentious men for such explorations. 
It seems often to arise from their tell-tale consciousness 
of a want of moral integrity, which is certain to be ren- 
dered conspicuous by contrast with the examples of 
nobler and better men. It is one of the most hopeful 



X INTRODUCTORY NOTE. 

and gratifying indications of the present time that our 
best and most useful citizens are becoming more desirous, 
from year to year, to learn the names and record of their 
ancestors. Books of genealogy have become an im- 
portant element of literature. They are sought for 
eagerly in the public libraries, and are esteemed as 
among the most valuable sources of historical informa- 
tion. The service which they often render in legal and 
judicial inquiries can not be estimated too highly. 

In ancient times, the registration of families was re- 
garded as vital to the permanency of the commonwealth. 
Clans, and even nations, where they could show no com- 
plete genealogies, often resorted to the device of an 
eponvmous ancestor, from whom the)' professed to have 
derived their name and parentage. He alone who could 
exhibit, the record of ancestry had rank in community, 
or was supposed to have the disposition, or even the 
right to worship, whether in the temple or by the house- 
fire. The bond of kindred was also that of religion. It 
was necessary to be enrolled in a family in order to have 
a country. Citizenship always meant the right to par- 
ticipate in public and household worship, as well as in 
civic functions. To be disowned at home was the most 
terrible outlawry. Banishment to the individual, not 
only from kith and kin, but away from every hope and 
consolation of religion, estranged him from his associates, 
and debarred him from ever}' civil and personal right. 
In archaic jurisprudence it was considered as equivalent 
to capital punishment. It was the condition which has 
been graphically described : " His hand will be against 
every man, and every man's hand against him." Socrates, 
in ancient Athens, declined to accept it as the alternative 
of drinking the hemlock. The young Hebrew, David, 
has been represented as flying from place to place to 
escape death at the hand of his sovereign ; yet even he, 
in this desperate condition, deprecated exile as a calamity 
infinitely worse, as an actual expulsion from the presence 
of God. It was the very fate of Cain to be driven out 
over the face of the earth, unprotected, so that every one 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE. XI 

finding him might, without compassion or even scruple, 
put the outlaw to death. Such was the fate, in ancient 
times, of the friendless stranger, whether outcast or only 
unfortunate. Whoever found him brought him to the 
altar to be immolated, or he was driven over some 
precipice beside a temple. He was regarded as an 
enemy to his kind, who might be slain without question 
or remorse. Hence a vagrant existence was only worthy 
of Tartarus. The recall from banishment was like a 
summons to life from the dead. Eagerly would the exile 
return to his native town. Like Agamemnon coming 
home from Troy, he hastened first of all to the sacred 
hearth of his family to offer thanks to his ancestral god 
for his happy restoration to good fortune, and a place 
among his kindred and people. 

Our institutions in modern time have become more 
catholic and cosmopolitan. The partition-walls of tribe 
and city no longer exist. Nations are allied by other 
affiliations than those of race and a common origin. 
Religion, always potent in cementing the social relation, 
has become less exclusive. The association for mutual 
advantage is regarded as a stronger bond of union. 
Happy will it be when superior force shall cease to be 
the higher law of national existence, and people shall be 
allied by the holier principle of human brotherhood. 

We do well to burnish the chain of friendship. Every 
social tie makes us better. Whoever has the love and 
memories of family to uphold him, possesses a strong de- 
fense. The pride of ancestry will fortify him against 
many perilous temptations. Unhappy are they who bear 
no social relation to the community. They constitute no 
integral part of a neighborhood. Thev come and go, as 
though they were of little more account than a vagrant 
animal. It is fortunate if they do not bear the worst 
stigma of the vagabond and outlaw. A shifting popula- 
tion, sundering at will and setting at nought the relations 
of family and friendly association, is almost inevitably 
vicious and cruel. The lawlessness so often character- 
istic of pioneer settlements, and the terrible demoraliza- 



Xli INTRODUCTORY NOTE. 

tion of mining districts, are forcible examples of the con- 
dition of society in which other motives transcend the 
loyal bond of kindred and neighborly regard. 

It is easy to perceive that the literature which tends to 
establish a general knowledge of lineage and blood rela- 
tionship is of the most beneficial influence. Everything 
which adds strength to the family bond confirms, also, 
the unity of that larger household, the nation. The 
statesman derives from it his most valuable lessons of 
public policy. The scientist finds his knowledge more 
definite and exact. The teacher of morals and religion 
perceives more accurately the line of his duty. Ancestral 
traits and dispositions can not be overlooked by him who 
would deal wisely with men. The laws of blood rule 
everywhere. We may not affirm that there is no power 
of choice, but there is not power in climate or discipline 
to countervail the law of heredity. The destiny is in the 
inheritance. The key of descent will unlock the inmost 
mystery of character. The science of government, to be 
successfully applied, must be deduced from the accumu- 
lated experience of the world. This is chiefly to be 
learned from the records and traditions of families. 
Statesmen and nations dispensing with it are sure to lose 
faith and respect for probity and public virtue. The 
social bond once disintegrated, a political household will 
hardly be capable of holding together. Here at this very 
time is to be found the greatest peril of our people and 
institutions. Liberty is the child of the book, and will 
not long outlive the severing of the umbilical connection. 
The modest literature of individual and family biography 
does its full share in rendering stable and permanent the 
existence of the nation. It shows, as no other agency 
can, the vital dependence of the Commonwealth upon 
private morality and integrity of life. 

The compiler of this volume has performed a work 
of incalculable importance under circumstances which 
ought to be noticed. He had already devoted his best 
energies to the duties of a toilsome and responsible pro- 
fession. He is now in the evening of life, and has long 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE. Xlll 

suffered from a most painful disorder. What he has done 
has been for very many a most desirable matter. With 
him it was a labor of love ; nevertheless, it has been accom- 
plished under the most discouraging pecuniary difficul- 
ties. Others possessing greater means and physical vigor 
had begun the work, but relinquished it, discouraged at 
the magnitude of their undertaking. Fortunately, he was 
a man better used to conflict with obstacles. He had 
overcome impediments apparently insurmountable, when 
he was employed in the active labors of his profession. 
Few pastors of churches have succeeded so well in fields 
of labor that were most unpromising, or accomplished 
more than he in improving the moral condition of those 
under his charge. 

He deserves, and I earnestlv desire that he may receive, 
a generous requital for this labor of his later years. He 
is opulent, to be sure, in that wealth of experience and 
satisfaction which has been acquired by doing his work 
faithfully. But that onlyjustifi.es the trust that the mem- 
bers of the family, whose records are now included in 
this book, and so made a part of the history of their time, 
will remember with something more than the purchase- 
price the enormous labor which has been bestowed with 
praiseworthy zeal upon this undertaking. It is no less a 
debt in the view of a liberal-minded person, that it was 
performed from love for the work, without reference to 
personal reputation or emolument. No one will be made 
poor by such liberality. 

The Wilders constitute a lineage well endowed with the 
qualities and faculties that are always essential to moral 
and intellectual achievement. It is not quite four cen- 
turies since a king of England conferred on their ancestral 
representative the distinction which has entitled his de- 
scendants to be enrolled among the landed gentry of 
Great Britain. Their career, at once modest and honor- 
able, has shown that it was a guerdon not ill bestowed. 
Those of our name and race who live in this country have 
abundant reason to boast of their kindred and ancestry 
beyond the Atlantic. Nor here in America, under Re- 



xiv INTRODUCTORY NOTE. 

publican institutions, has there been any essential change 
of character. Those who bear the name display very 
generally a peculiar family resemblance. They affiliate 
together easily, and are prompt to acknowledge their 
common relationship. 

I do not doubt for a moment that the inciting cause 
was religious which led Martha Wilder and her chil- 
dren to emigrate to the colony of Massachusetts Bay. 
They firmly and inflexibly maintained that Ironside 
orthodoxy peculiar to the seventeenth century, when 
men were proscribed and persecuted for conscience' 
sake ; when a faithless king, never hesitating to violate 
his plighted word, attainted and maltreated his loyal 
subjects in the infamous Star Chamber. Many of us, in 
these later days, have swerved from that ancient rigidity 
of belief; but for all that, none the less should we esteem 
and honor them. Certainly we have in full measure 
their peculiar characteristics. We are better, truer, 
stronger, because they so lived. Their energy and 
achievement had full influence toward making us what 
we are. The fibrous and melancholic temperament so 
general among us, from parent to child, through all our 
generations, evidently distinguished the young Puritan 
at the head of our American lineage, who at Charles' 
Town in 1640, took upon himself, in his own name and 
in behalf of his posterity, the obligations of religion, at a 
time when that vow was an initiation into a career of 
anxiety and peril, and inducted him most emphatically 
into the Church militant. 

The descendants of Martha Wilder are now enume- 
rated by thousands. Inheriting the "bluest blood of the 
Puritans," they have not departed widely from their 
primitive type of family and mental character. Few 
among them have ever received instruction at a college 
or university ; fewer still have ever been enrolled as 
savants; yet very many have been self-taught and 
scholarly. The great body of them have been influential 
members of society, not often aspiring to lead, but not 
willing to follow a leader blindly. They neither became 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE. XV 

demagogues, nor are they acceptable to demagogues. 
Very few among them have been characterized by 
vicious conduct, want of public spirit, or other con- 
spicuous unworthy qualities. They have displayed their 
full share of patriotism, when their country has been in- 
volved in trouble or bloody strife. They have been little 
tainted in the general demoralization which for many 
years has existed in our social and business circles, as 
exhibited in the disclosures made in bankrupt and ju- 
dicial investigation. Such an exemption from culpable 
imputation is the best evidence of probity, fidelity, and 
high moral worth. This excellence, in no inferior pro- 
portions, is to be ascribed to the character and influence 
of the women bearing the family name and inheriting 
the old-time qualities that went with it. But in their 
respective fields of endeavor they have done their full part 
in honoring the family to which they belong. In every 
way, by works of utility and devotion of purpose, in the 
domestic circle, and whatever place or station they have 
occupied, they have acted well their part. Many, whose 
names I have in mind, will quickly receive the meed of 
praise and honorable mention from those who know them 
better than 1 ; and they richly merit to be prized and 
recompensed. 

I have wished that more of our number had dis- 
tinguished themselves in the walks of literature and 
scientific investigation, or, perhaps, in the councils of the 
Government ; but it is more gratifying that they have 
generally cultivated the homelier virtues that make up 
the desirable neighbor and worthy citizen. They have 
displayed from the first all the nobler characteristics of 
their progenitors — earnestness of purpose, fidelity in 
pecuniary affairs, punctuality in the fulfilling of engage- 
ments, strict veneration for truth, patient industry, in- 
flexible tenacity, and other kindred qualities. They do 
not leave unfinished what they have begun. Intermar- 
riage does not appear to have greatly modified the typical 
character. Whether they render a good account of the 
talents with which they have been endowed, I leave 



xvi INTRODUCTORY NOTE. 

others to judge. For often, certainly, they have suffered 
diffidence to deter them from efforts which they ought to 
have made, and others frequently have carried off the 
reputation for what they had done. However, neither 
fame nor praise is the true recompense for worthy ac- 
tions. It is to be found in another form, and where its 
bestowment is not niggardly or reluctant. 

With this appeal, this volume is now committed to the 
public scrutiny. It assumes not to be complete, but it is 
far more perfect as a record than any one had dared 
expect. Every addition to its facts will be welcomed. 
It is an humble contribution to the general knowledge, 
and, as such, will be appreciated by those for whom it has 
been prepared. To them it will be a book of lines in 
which they participate, and a record of events whose im- 
print is in their own spiritual constitution. I bespeak 
from them a cordial greeting. 

ALEXANDER WILDER. 

New York, May .14, 1878. 



BOOK OF THE WILDERS. 



In the year 1638 there were in the colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay five persons of the name of Wilder, sup- 
posed to be of one family. There were the mother and 
two sons, and in two hundred and forty years they are 
numbered by thousands. This book is the first attempt 
to trace their origin, connection, and history. The book 
is naturally divided into two parts. 

ist. Their history from the origin of the name, showing 
whatever can be found, at this late day, ol their residence, 
occupation, and influence, with notes and incidents illus- 
trating their character and standing among men. 

2d. A genealogical table, tracing the present genera- 
tion back to their origin, and the introduction of other 
influences and elements of character by intermarriage. 



PART FIRST. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 



CHAPTER I. 

SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH WILDERS FROM 
THE FIRST OF THE NAME KNOWN. 

The first Wilder known in history was Nicholas, a 
military chieftain, in the army of the Earl of Richmond, 
at the battle of Bosworth, in 1485. The fact that it is a 
German name, and that it is quite common in some 
parts of Germany at the present time, would indicate that 
he was one of those who came with the Earl from France, 
and landed at Milford Haven. 

There were from 1788 to 1826 two distinguished men 
in the University of Nuremberg of that name. George 
Christian appears to have been a student of note. 
Forty-one books and treatises were published of his 
writings, chiefly theological. His brother, John Christo- 
pher Josiah, was a student of theology. Three books 
and 35 pamphlets were ascribed to him. 

A distinguished general of our army, soon after the 
War of the Rebellion, was passing from Austria through 
Bohemia, where he found a Wilder village and he was 
entertained at the Wilder House. There are now living 
in New York and Brooklyn as many as eight families of 
the name who themselves or their fathers were born in 
Germany. 

On the 15th of April, 1497, being the twelfth of the 
reign of Henry VII., he gave to his friend, as a token of 
his favor, a landed estate with a coat of arms. That es- 
tate is still held by his heirs. From a number of English 
works we gather the following line of descent of that 
family, and that from the son of Nicholas Wilder until 



6 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

1777 they were born at Shiplake, which seems to have 
been the family residence, when Henry Wilder, LL.D., 
the heir of the Sulham estate, and Rector of Sulham 
parish, sold Shiplake House on the west bank of the 
Thames, three miles from Henley, Oxon, to the Philli- 
mores, who now reside there, and bought the palatial 
residence of Purley Hall, about two miles from Sulham, 
and six westerly from Reading, Berks County. 

Of Nicholas Wilder we know not the time of his birth 
or death. He had one son, John, who, in 1525, was in 
possession of the estate by entail. His wife's name was 
Agnes, and they had a son, John Wilder, Esq., and a 
daughter Agnes, who died 1580. We know not the time 
of his birth. He married Alice Keats, daughter and 
heiress of Thomas Keats, Esq., of the Sulham House, by 
whom he had four sons, John, Nicholas, William, and 
■Thomas, and three daughters, Eleanor, Joan, and Alice. 
Thus far we have no dates of births and deaths. In 1582, 
John gave by deed of entail the Sulham House, of which 
his wife was heir, to William, their third son, probably as 
a part of an arrangement by which Thomas, the fourth 
son, was to become the proprietor of the entailed estate. 
By the will of John, made in October, 1588, and proved 
by his widow Alice, his executor, the following Novem- 
ber, John and Thomas were both provided for, and a 
deed of conveyance was also made to Thomas. We do 
not know by what power the third son could be made 
heir instead of the eldest, yet it was done in this case, 
and the family residence, Shiplake, which was not a part 
of the entailed estate, was probably conveyed by deed 
to Thomas, and thus made to continue as the family 
residence. 

IV. Thomas was the fourth in the line of inheritors 
from the death of his father, in 1588, to his own death, in 
1634. He was born and died at Shiplake. 

Berry, in his " Pedigrees," says that Thomas succeeded 
John at his father's death, and that his heir-apparent was 
his son John of Nunhide, who was living in 168 1, and 
probably died in 1688. Martha Wilder left ShiDlake in 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 7 

May, 1638, for the Colonies. The strong presumption is 
that Martha was the widow of Thomas, who died in 1634, 
and that Thomas of Charlestown was the son of Martha 
and the brother of Edward ; it follows that they had an 
older brother John, who was heir of Thomas, and that 
all the five who had emigrated were his children ; and 
until this is shown, by proper evidence, to be incorrect, 
we shall assume that they were all of one family. 

Burke traces the present family of Purley Hall back to 
John of Nunhide, who, Berry says, was heir-apparent of 
Thomas, the fourth from Nicholas. There was a tradi- 
tion in Hingham as late as 1802, that widow Martha sold 
the entailed estate, and would never tell her children 
where it was located, or to whom it was sold. She 
might have sold, and probably did sell, the Shiplake 
House to her son John, the heir of Sulham. 

It was a time of persecution, and the religious charac- 
ter of the emigrant Wilders shows very clearly that they 
were of the persecuted class. It is not unlikely that 
after the death of her husband she sent her children, 
Thomas, Elizabeth, and Edward, with friends, to the 
New Colonies, while she disposed of her effects, and after 
a short time was able to follow them. A careful ex- 
amination of the archives of the family at Purley Hall 
would probably unravel the whole mystery. 

Frederic of Purley Hall says there is a great amount 
of the archives of the past, but the writing of those days 
is so hard to decipher, that he could not furnish me the 
information I desired. 

V. John Wilder, son of Thomas, had a son, his suc- 
cessor. 

VI. Henry Wilder, Esq., who was buried at Sulham, 
January 10, 1765. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Saunders, of Purley, who, with her sister Mary, 
were heirs of their father's estate. They had one son 
and four daughters, John his heir, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, 
and Anna ; all were born at Shiplake. 

VII. John Wilder, Esq., son and heir of Henry, suc- 
ceeded his father in 1765, and died July 10, 1772. He 



8 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

was Deputy-Lieutenant of Berks County, Captain of 
Militia, and a Magistrate. He married January 3, 1735, 
Beaufoy Boyle, daughter and co-heir of the late William 
Boyle, brother of Henry, Earl of Shannon. Their only 
son was 

VIII. Henry Wilder, LL.D., born 1744, and died 1814. 
He was Rector of Sulham. In 1767 he married Joan 
Thoyts, daughter of William Thoyts, Esq., of Sulham- 
stead ; she was born 1748 and died in 1837. Burke, in 
his " Royal Descents," says he was born at Shiplake, as 
also his sisters, Harriet, Ann, Mary, and Amy. Amy was 
born in 1766. 

He succeeded to the estate in 1772, and in 1777 he pur- 
chased the palatial residence of Purley Hall, which was 
built in 1722 by Mr. Hawes, a Director of the South Sea 
Company. He also sold Shiplake, the long-time resi- 
dence of the Wilders, to the Phillimores, who still reside 
there. 

The children of Henry Wilder, LL.D., and his wife 
Joan, were four sons and four daughters. John his heir, 
William, George Lodowick, Francis Boyle Shannon. 
The daughters : Mary Ann, who married Rev. Frederic 
Beaden ; Harriett, who married Charles Dixon ; Lucy, 
who married Rev. Charles Parnell ; and Charlotte 
Beaufoy, who married William Blackwood. George 
Lodowick married Augusta Mary I vers Walcott, daugh- 
ter of Edmund Walcott, Esq., of Winkton, County Hants, 
and had two sons, Edmund and George. Francis B. S. 
of Busbridge, Sussex, married Augusta Cornwall, of 
Winkton, Hants. 

IX. John Wilder, Esq., succeeded his father in 18 19, 
was a magistrate and deputy - lieutenant for Berks 
Co., born at Shiplake, and died at Purley Hall ; mar- 
ried in 1796 to Harriet Beaden, daughter of Rev. Ed- 
ward Beaden. Their children were Henry Watson 
Wilder, his heir, who was born 1798, and John, born 
1 801, Charles, born 1806, Frederic, born 1808, with two 
daughters. He died in 1834. - 

X. Henry Watson, the heir, became Rector of Sulham, 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 9 

and at his untimely death was succeeded by his brother 
John, who was in the place in 1878, living in the Sulham 
House, which was given by John, the third inheritor, to 
his son William in 1582. Henry Watson married, in 1827, 
Augusta Smith, and had two sons - Frederic, born 
1832, and Henry Beaufoy, born July 2, 1834. On the 
death of his father in 1835, he succeeded to the estate. 

On the 6th of July, 1836, while on a pleasure excursion 
in a boat, near the Isle of Wight, the boat was capsized, 
and thus were both drowned. He was succeeded by 
his son (XT.) Frederic, then four years of age, who is 
now in possession. 

There are but few of the name scattered over the 
country. One Sir Francis T. C. Wilder was a Member 
of Parliament and Lieutenant-General in the army. The 
landed estate bestowed upon Nicholas Wilder was not 
large, and of itself would not sustain an expensive estab- 
lishment ; yet, so far as we can ascertain, the family 
name has ever been held in high esteem. 



CHAPTER II. 

THE EMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT. 

In 1638 the ship Confidence sailed from Southampton 
with emigrants for Massachusetts Bay. In the list of 
passengers were widow Martha Wilder and her daughter 
Mary. We know nothing further of this Mary but the 
tradition that she married in Plymouth. It is represented 
that they landed at Hingham. The town records show 
that the town made grants of land to Martha and Edward. 
On the 17th of January, 1639, Elizabeth Wilder was mar- 
ried in Hingham to Thomas Ensign, of Scituate. In 
1656 he removed to Duxbury, where he died in 1668. 

Thomas Wilder was made a freeman in Charlestown in 
165 1 ; was received into the church, as its records show, 

in March, 1640. He was married in 1640 to Anna . 

His daughter Mary was born in 1642, Thomas born in 
1644, John in 1646, Elizabeth in 1648, and Nathanael in 
1650. 

While in Charlestown, Thomas was connected with 
positions of trust, which show that he was a man of good 
Christian character and business talents. In 1659 he 
removed with his family to Nashawena, now Lancaster, 
and was a leader in the town until his death in 1667. 

Edward remained in Hingham with his mother till 
her death in 1652. It is on all hands conceded that they 
were all of one family, though it is not known when or 
how they came over. It was a time of bitter persecution 
in England. Charles I. had alienated the best of his sub- 
jects by enforcing religious conformity, and great numbers 
fled from the star chamber and the administrations of 
Laud, and the fear of a return to Papacy, to the new 
colonies in New England, and, with the multitudes, it 
was not difficult for this family to be provided for. With 
all the privations and trials incident to a new settlement 
in a hostile land, with few of the conveniences of civilized 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. II 

life, they were free to worship God according to His 
Word. They regarded the Sabbath and the simplicity 
of their worship ; and a separation from all the influences 
of a luxurious life enabled them to train up their children 
in the way they should go ; and for many years, nearly 
or quite all the families were eminent for their Christian 
character and an " orthodox " faith, and many are now liv- 
ing whose whole line of ancestry have been in the bosom 
of the Church. 

Thomas was supposed to have been forty years old 
when he removed to Lancaster, which would place his 
birth in 1618. Edward was, without doubt, made a free- 
man as soon as his age would permit. It is probably not 
generally known that at that time none but members of 
a Christian church and those who were twenty-one years 
old could take the freeman's oath and exercise the priv- 
ileges of citizenship. 

These are the data from which I have fixed the time 
of their birth, viz.: Thomas, 1618? Elizabeth, 1620? 
Edward, 1623 ? Mary, 1625 ? 

We shall now follow, first, the history of Thomas' lineage 
to the fourth generation, and then take up each head of a 
family of the fourth generation and trace it to this time. 



CHAPTER III. 

THE LINEAGE OF THOMAS WILDER, HIS CHILDREN AND 
GRANDCHILDREN. 

We have no record of the time when Thomas Wilder 
first settled in Charlestown, or of his business relations. 
He was there, a citizen in 1640, and remained until 1659. 
We do not know that he held any public office. That 
he was a substantial, capable man, respected in the com- 
munity, an active member of the church, a thorough 
Puritan, jealous of the rights of the brotherhood, and 
willing to resist the encroachments of the ministry, as he 
estimated them, there are indications in the old records. 

In 1652 a settlement was made on the Nashawena 
River, about fort} 7 miles westerly from Charlestown, by 
purchasing from the Indians a tract of land, eight miles 
by ten, which in 1653 was confirmed by the General 
Court, which the legislative power of the colony was 
then called. After sending a committee to inquire 
respecting the character of the settlers and the suitable- 
ness of the land for a settlement, and receiving a favor- 
able report, the purchase was confirmed and they were 
incorporated as a town. There were then but nine 
families, but they were soon increased to thirty. A 
church was gathered and a minister employed. 

It was on the first day of July, 1654, that Thomas 
Wilder arrived with his family, and took up his abode 
with them. His farm, of five hundred acres, was situated 
near to, and easterly from the center of the present town 
of Lancaster, as indicated by the " Burial Ground " given 
to the town by his son Thomas, and in which the father's 
remains were the first deposited. 

In 1660, Thomas Wilder was elected one of the select- 
men, an office which, it is said, he held until his death, 
in 1667. He left his estate, by will, to his widow, Anna, 
and his three sons, Thomas (8), John (9), and Nathanael(u), 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 3 

and his daughters, Mary(7), and Elizabeth(io). Thomas(8), 
then twenty-three years of age, and his mother, were his 
executors. So far as we know, no mention is made of 
the marriage of his daughters ; the three sons were all 
married before the Indian war, in 1675. 

Thomas (8), married in 1668, June 20, Mary Houghton ; 
he was executor of his father's will, and succeeded to his 
estate. Though married in 1668, his oldest child known, 
was born in 1680. It is not improbable that other chil- 
dren were lost in the Indian massacres ; the troublous 
times prevented the preservation of the record of events 
until the commencement of the next century, 1700. We 
know very little of the history of Thomas during, or after 
the war. There are indications that he fortified his 
house, and made it a place of protection for other families. 
He died in 1717. His eldest son, James Wilder (17), 
married, October 20, 1709, Abigail Gardner, daughter of 
Andrew Gardner, Esq., of Lancaster, and sister of Rev. 
Andrew Gardner, pastor elect of the church, whose 
ordination was soon to occur. His death prevented it. 
He was much beloved, and the circumstances of his death 
left a feeling of gloom and sadness which continued for 
an entire generation. It was at a time when there was 
danger of an attack from the Indians. The militia were 
guarding the town. In the dusk of evening, a sentinel 
heard the approach of a man in the bushes, and ordered 
him to stand. He made no reply. After repeating the 
command without effect, he fired his musket, and on 
examination found that he had killed his minister. It is 
sufficient for us to know that the conduct of the sentinel 
was approved by the authorities at the time, yet he car- 
ried a sad heart with him to the grave. 

By this marriage he had two sons ; one was known as 
Major James, of Sterling, and the other as Dea. Gardner, 
of Leominster. No daughters are known. 

Joseph (18), son of Thomas, married, about 1702, Lucy 
Gardner, sister of the wife of James, daughter of Andrew 
Gardner. Though he had but the ordinary advantages 
of education and means of culture, he was a man of great 



14 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

intellectual power. At an early day he was a Judge of 
the Courts in the province of Maine, then a part of Mas- 
sachusetts. In 1720, 1725-26, he was a representative in 
the General Court, and in 1732 he was appointed a Judge 
of the C. C. P. for Worcester County, and from 1741 
until his death he was its Chief Justice. In 1739 he was 
made Judge of Probate for Worcester County, which 
office he also held until his death. 

He was also a man of incorruptible piety and integrity, 
and left his impress on the church and the community 
to a most remarkable extent; and on his monument in 
the old cemetery in Lancaster is the inscription : " In life 
exemplary, and a steady friend to his country, to the 
good, to the poor, to virtue, and to God." He left four 
sons. We do not know of his daughters. His sons were 
all eminent men. 

Of the daughters of Thomas, Sarah married a Fair- 
banks; Elizabeth, a Hutchings; Mary, a Hartwell ; and 
Anna married Hezekiah Willard, a farmer of Lancaster, 
and had seven children. 

John Wilder (9), son of Thomas, married in 1673 ; his 
wife's name was Hannah. At the Indian war he fled to 
Charlestown, where two of his children were baptized; 
his daughter Hannah was born in 1769, in Marlboro. 
We know not when he returned to Lancaster, but that is 
supposed to have been the place of his abode, and we 
know not the time of his death. He was one of the 
original proprietors of the town of Worcester, but it is 
not known that he ever resided there. He had six chil- 
dren, four sons and two daughters, most of whom lived 
in South Lancaster, then known as Six Nations, and now 
the town of Clinton, from which it is supposed that their 
father's home was there. 

John Wilder (23) was a farmer of Six Nations, and 
had, by his wife Sarah, five sons and three daughters. 
His sons were remarkable for their longevity and 
strength. 

Thomas Wilder (24) was a farmer of Six Nations, mar- 
ried Susannah Hunt, and left two sons and two daugh- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 5 

ters. Jotham, his son, succeeded him, and left a numerous 
posterity. 

Ebenezer Wilder (27) was of South Lancaster, and the 
father of the first Dea. David, the first of a succession of 
six Davids, all men of distinction. 

Anna Wilder (28), his daughter, married Colonel Joseph 
Willard, then in command of the fort at Brattleboro. 
Their daughter Anna was first, the wife of Samuel Pren- 
tice the father of Luke Prentice, who married a daugh- 
ter of Hon. Abel Wilder, of Winchendon. After the death 
of her first husband, she married Dea. David Wilder, of 
Lancaster, and was the motherof David, who married Lucy 
Joslin, daughter of Anna, daughter of Thomas Wilder. 

Nathanael Wilder (11), third son of Thomas, married 
in 1673, Mary Sawyer, daughter of Thomas and Mary 
Sawyer, and had four sons and three daughters. In the 
time of the Indian attacks upon their settlement, an 
Indian, who had surrendered to the people, was treach- 
erously murdered by Nathanael Wilder and Daniel Hoar, 
who were tried, condemned, and sentenced to be hung. 
In October, 1676, the)- presented a memorial to the 
General Court, acknowledging the justice of their con- 
demnation, and asking for pardon. Their request was 
granted, on condition that they should pay ten pounds 
each — one-half to be given to the Indian who had prose- 
cuted them ; and also that they should pay the expenses 
of their imprisonment and trial, which was done, and 
they were set at liberty. Nathanael was a brave man, 
and an active, useful citizen, a captain of the militia. He 
was killed by an attack of the Indians in 1704. 

Nathanael Wilder (29), son of Nathanael (11), a farmer, 
lived in what is now Sterling, married soon after the 
Indian war, and had twelve children. In the early set- 
tlement of Petersham, when he was about sixty years of 
age, he made a purchase of seven hundred acres of land, 
and removed to the new town. He was a man of great 
force of character, never failing in an enterprise because 
of its difficulty, and did much to give strength and char- 
acter to the new town. 



l6 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

It is said of him as a kind of tradition in the family, 
that when over seventy-two years of age, he took a 
horseback journey, and put up for the night at a tavern 
where he was accustomed to stop. On retiring for the 
night, the landlord told him that he must not go to the 
barn in the morning, as he was in the habit of doing, until 
he was with him, for there was a furious bull in the yard, 
and his life would be in danger. He had always cared 
for his horse, and was not to be baffled. He took his 
whip, and, booted and spurred, he went into the yard, 
when, true to his nature, the bull came after him. He 
stepped aside, and as he passed, he sprang upon the back 
of the enraged animal, and with spur and whip he rode 
him around the yard until he was unable to go any 
farther. Two of his sons went with him to Petersham, 
others settled in other towns, and have left a very large 
list of descendants. 

Ephraim (30), his second son, was a captain of the 
militia; he was a member of the General Court four 
years. He was a farmer, and in 1698 he married Eliza- 
beth Stevens, and had seven children ; we have the lineage 
of but one of them, which is extensive, and marked all 
along with men of great distinction, as will be seen in 
their place. 

Jonathan (33), son of Nathanael, lived in Marlboro, and 
in 1706 was married, at about twenty-two years of age, to 

Mary . In August, 1707, while on his way to Lancaster, 

he was seized by an Indian, and, after being taken to 
Lancaster, was killed. In the following December his 
son Jonathan was born, five months after his father's 
death. He lived in Watertown, and had eight children, 
of whom we have no account. 

Oliver Wilder (35), son of Nathanael, son of Thomas, 
was a farmer in South Lancaster, a Colonel of Militia, 
and had a large family, and many of his descendants are 
still in the neighboring towns, in Cheshire Co., N. H., and 
in Vermont. 

At this time (17 10) almost all of the descendants of 
Thomas Wilder were in the immediate vicinity. Another 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 7 

purchase of land was made of the Indians on the west of 
the original tract, a strip five miles by ten. The pur- 
chase was not fully completed until 1717, when the town 
was ten miles north and south and thirteen miles east and 
west. Another war had broken out by an attack of the 
Indians in 1704, in which Nathanael Wilder was killed. 
The town now embraced the territory of the present 
town of Lancaster, with the larger part of Leominster, all 
of Sterling and Clinton, a large part of Harvard and 
Bolton, with small portions of Stow, Berlin, and West 
Boylston, so that a residence in any of these towns does 
not necessarily involve a removal from the place of their 
birth. Many of them still occupy the farms held by their 
fathers. 

They began from this period to remove and occupy 
other localities. Many of them were men of note who 
had left their mark upon the communities of which they 
were a part, and who, with their descendants, were to 
aid in moulding the character of other towns, and in lay- 
ing the foundations on which others should build. 



CHAPTER IV. 

THE LINEAGE OF JAMES, SON OF COLONEL JAMES, THE 
FIRST OF THE FOURTH GENERATION. 

James Wilder (46), (James, Thomas, Thomas,) known 
in his day as Major James, was a merchant in Bos- 
ton ; was afterward of Lancaster. Married in 1723 at 
forty-two years of age to Martha Broughton, by whom 
he had seven children, six of whom died in early child- 
hood. Josiah (135), born in 1744, was a graduate of Yale 
College, and a physician settled in Boston. He was mar- 
ried, March 20, 1774, to Mary Flagg, daughter of Ger- 
shom Flagg, Esq., a lawyer of Boston. He removed to 
Lancaster and practiced his profession there. He had 
six children, four of whom died under three years and a 
fifth at nineteen. 

Polly, or Mary, (141) in 1805 married Daniel A. White, 
Esq., of Salem, a graduate of Harvard of 1791, LL.D. in 
1837, a distinguished lawyer. They had three daughters, 
one died at one year old. The second, Elisabeth (147), 
married William Dwight, of Springfield, Mass., in 1830, 
and bore him seven sons. William was a graduate of 
West Point, and a Brigadier- General in the army. 
Wilder was a Lieutenant -Colonel of Volunteers, and 
died of wounds at the battle of Antietam. Howard was 
killed by guerrillas. 

Mary Wilder White (148), daughter of David A., mar- 
ried Caleb Foote, of the Salem Gazette, and had six chil- 
dren, of whom the second, Henry Wilder, is a graduate 
of Harvard, and is now the distinguished minister of 
King's chapel, Boston. 

The male line of Major James is now extinct, and the 
blood is represented in the families of the D wights and 
Footes. The good influence of the Wilder blood may, 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 19 

perhaps, not be lost upon the world, though, in future 
generations, it passes through other veins. 

Gardner (47), son of James, was known as Deacon 
Gardner Wilder of Leominster, was chosen deacon of the 
Congregational church under the ministry of Rev. John 
Rogers, when about thirty years of age. In 1736 he mar- 
ried Mary Phelps, and had nine children. 

He was distinguished for his decided religious char- 
acter and his interest in the public welfare. 

Gardner (184), his eldest son, was one of the first set- 
tlers of Buckland, Mass., and his son Gardner was the 
first male child born in the town. We have traced of 
his lineage over sixty names, of whom, or connected with 
whose families, are four ministers and two physicians; some 
are mechanics, but they are chiefly farmers. Thomas 
Warner, a lumber -dealer and an enthusiastic numis- 
matist, of Cohocton, Steuben Co., N. Y., is, by his mother, 
one of this line. They are found in Buckland and Charle- 
mont, Mass. ; in Steuben and Livingston Counties, N. Y. ; 
and in Michigan. 

Edward (186) and Elisha (187) lived in Leominster, and 
so far as we have been able to trace them, they are found 
chiefly in Worcester Co., Mass. They are quite numer- 
ous, and of them are men of influence and worth : one 
was an eminent physician, a graduate of Dartmouth 
Medical College, and a friend of education. Two were 
graduates of Harvard — a lawyer and a physician. 

One of the daughters of Gardner married Othniel 
Taylor, of Charlemont ; the others bear the names of 
Boutelle and Goodrich, of Fitchburg and Lunenburg. 



CHAPTER V. 

LINEAGE OF THOMAS, SON OF JOSEPH. 

Thomas Wilder (50), son of Judge Joseph, in 1730 
married Mary Wheeler, and settled in the north-west 
part of the new purchase, now Leominster, as a farmer. 
He had three sons and four daughters. By some con- 
nection of his wife's father with the war in Canada, he 
came into possession of a right to lands in Ipswich-Can- 
ada, now Winchendon. 

In process of time his three sons, Thomas (331), 
Abel (333), and Joseph (335), became settlers, and after 
its incorporation in 1762 as Winchendon, they were 
citizens. We know very little of him, except that he was 
a successful farmer. His son Thomas (331), born 1731, 
married Abigail Carter and settled in Winchendon, 
where he resided until the contest with England, which 
ended in the revolution, waxed warm, and portended 
war. Not entering heartily into the spirit of independ- 
ence, he returned to Leominster. Though this was the 
reason assigned for his removal by his neighbors, it is 
probable that other and more worthy motives led to his 
return. We know nothing further of his history. He 
had eight children. The eldest, Abel, was born in 1760, 
and the fourth, Peter Andrew, in 1765. 

Abel Wilder (337), son of Thomas, settled in Charle- 
mont at Wildersbrook, near where 'the Congregational 
church in East Charlemont now stands. He married in 
1787 Dorothy Kemp, and had six children. One son 
had a family often children, nine of whom were married. 
They are now in Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois. 
One of the daughters married Orrick Packard, who now 
owns the farm, and lives in the house built by Mr. 
Wilder. 

Peter Andrew (340), son of Thomas, lived in Ashburn- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 21 

ham, afterward in Leominster, in the old homestead, 
which is now (1877) in possession of his son Abel. He 
married in 1794 Sarah Joslin, by whom he had twelve 
children. One son settled in Laconia, N. H., and was the 
father of Mrs. Patterson, wife of Professor Patterson, of 
Dartmouth College ; another was in Nashua, who has 
one son in New York ; another still is on the old farm in 
Leominster. We have not learned anything- of his 
daughters. 

Abel Wilder (333), son of Thomas, was one of the 
first settlers of Winchendon. In 1769116 married Anna, 
daughter of Abijah Butler, of Leominster, and had ten 
children, eight of whom had families, and six of them 
lived to the allotted age of man. Two of them died over 
fourscore. Of his lineage we have the names often chil- 
dren, sixty -one grandchildren, ninety great-grandchil- 
dren, and a larger number of the next two generations, 
many of whose names are not reported. 

Mr. Wilder had but the limited means of mental 
culture enjoyed by farmers of that early day; but he 
had a mind of the first order, so that he readily grew 
into, and filled with good reputation, every position to 
which he was called. There were few who could fill the 
place vacated by his death. 

He was a man of Christian character and principle, as 
might have been expected, from an unbroken line of 
pious ancestry, who had remembered, for six generations, 
that they were heirs of the covenanted promises of God, 
and which accounts for the almost uniform piety of his 
descendants. 

At the first organization of the town under the act of 
incorporation, he was chosen town-clerk, and was an- 
nually elected until his death, a period of twenty-seven 
years. He was often moderator of the town meetings, 
and one of the selectmen. The prominent positions which 
he held, and the confidence reposed in him bv the people, 
strongly confirm what was said of him by his friends, 
that he was the first man in the town. 

When the war commenced, and preparation was made 



22 HISTORY OF THE WTLDERS 

to resist the aggression of the British forces, a company 
of troops was enlisted to be ready at a moment's warning, 
and Abel Wilder was chosen as their captain. In a few 
days the signal was given that the English troops were 
on their way to Concord. It was at ten o'clock in the 
morning, and he was in the field plowing with his oxen 
and horse, ridden by his eldest son, then eight years old. 
He took his horse from his team, leaving his boy to care 
for the oxen, and went to the Common, where they were 
to assemble, and before night they were on the way. 
They were in the battle at Bunker Hill, and it was in 
November, when his wife urged his return, he replied that 
he should probably be compelled to return before the 
country could spare him. 

When Massachusetts framed her first Constitution as a 
State, he was a member of the Convention, and he was 
in the first Legislature under it in 178 1, as a representa- 
tive from Winchendon, and so from year to year, until 
he was elected a Senator tor Worcester County, which 
office he held until his death, six successive years. In 
1792 he was a Presidential Elector, and as the small- 
pox prevailed in Philadelphia, he was, as a preparation 
for his visit there, innoculated, and died. 

It was said by his friends that he would probably have 
been their next representative in Congress. 

In Marvin's " History of Winchendon " is the follow- 
ing notice of him : 

" Mr. Wilder was in Winchendon as early as 1762, and 
from that time until his death, in 1792, was constantly in 
public employment. He was the first town-clerk, and 
he held, at different times, every office that was worth 
having. He was the first representative to the General 
Court, and a Senator from the time the Constitution was 
adopted until his death, except a year or two, when the 
town sent no representatives. At his death, the public 
mind was prepared to send him to Congress. 

" He was a deacon of the church from its organization. 
Mr. Wilder was a remarkable man. He was of a stout 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 23 

build, and had a pleasant countenance and a commanding 
presence. Though in constant employment in public 
business, not as an officer, but as a member, and gen- 
erally chairman of every important committee in town 
or parish or church, yet he seems never to have pro- 
voked the jealousy and envy that follow usually the 
efforts of superior men. 

" Though a man of firm principle, unbending rectitude, 
and fervent piety, he was one of those rare men whose 
enemies were at peace with him. His minister relied 
upon him, the public confided in him, the church rested 
on him as a pillar, and his family regarded him with love 
and reverence. He filled the largest place in the history 
of the town. He was pre-eminently useful in life, cheer- 
ful, and prepared for death, and universally lamented." 

Abel (348), son of Abel, married, in 1792, Eunice Hale, 
daughter of Dea. Moses Hale, of Winchendon, who, 
next to Hon. Abel Wilder, was, in his day, said to be the 
foremost man in the town and in the church, and was so 
honored after the untimely death of Mr. Wilder. He 
was born in 1741, the same year with Mr. Wilder, and 
came to Winchendon in 1765. In 1769 he married Ruth 
Foster, of Boxford, and had six children, all of whom 
lived to an advanced age, over seventy. Eunice died at 
73, Ruth at 88 years, Lucy died at 97, Achsah is now 
living, at 97, and Artemas, of Bridgewater, late M. C, 
at 95. 

Abel Wilder was a farmer, and at the death of his 
father was his administrator. In 181 1 he removed to the 
State of New York, and in 1825 he died in Madison of 
heart disease, without a moment's warning. They had 
ten sons and two daughters. The daughters died within 
about two weeks of each other, in 1836. Nine of the 
sons were living in 1864. One died in April of that year, 
aged sixty -two; three lived to be over seventy, and 
four are now living in their sixty-first, sixty-fifth, seventy- 
second, and eightieth years. 

Abel (389), the eldest, was always in feeble health, but 



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temperate and industrious ; he lived to be seventy-four 
years old. He was a consistent Christian, a magistrate, 
and postmaster for many years. In 1813 he married 
Salina Congar, daughter of Ephraim Congar, Esq., of 
Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y., and removed to Attica, Gene- 
see Co., where he resided over forty years. He removed 
in 1856 to Niagara City, where he died in 1867. They 
had one son and three daughters, one of whom married 
O. H. Day, Esq., of Suspension Bridge, who had six 
children and six grandchildren. Mrs. Wilder died in 
1 87 1, at eighty years of age. 

Charles (390), son of Abel, was born in Winchendon, 
settled in Attica, and afterward removed to Varysburg. 
He was for many years a magistrate, and an active man in 
public life. By trade he was a carpenter. In 1819 he 
married Amanda Congar, sister of Salina, the wife of 
Abel, and had eight children. Two of them are farmers 
and cheese-makers in Wisconsin. One was elected sheriff 
of Wyoming Co., and died while in office. Another was 
in the army of the Rebellion, enlisted as a private, and 
was promoted until, at the close of the war, he was a 
lieutenant of cavalry. He is now a cheese-maker at 
Varysburg. 

Artemas(39i), son of Abel, also settled in Attica on a 
small farm, and in 1822 married Fanny, daughter of 
Thomas Cooley, Esq. In a few years he removed to 
Lenawee Co., Michigan, where he resided, on a farm 
near Palmyra, until his death, in 1866, at seventy years 
of age. One of his sons, R. M. Wilder, is manager of 
the Gas Company in Coldwater, Michigan. One died, 
leaving a widow and two children. One is in the Insane 
Asylum of the Government at Washington, as the result 
of Andersonville prison fare. The daughters are all well 
settled, one in California, one in Toledo, and one in Te- 
cumseh, Michigan. 

Moses Hale(392), son of Abel, bears the name of his 
grandfather, who adopted him, and took him to his home 
at two years of age. He remained in the family until 
February, 1811, in his thirteenth year, when his father 




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HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 25 

removed to Paris, N. Y. His uncle, Moses Hale, who, 
by the embarrassment of the estate had come into pos- 
session, sent him home. 

With his grandfather he had enjoyed the ordinary ad- 
vantages of the common schools of the day, with the 
additional assistance of the family, three of whom were 
teachers. He began at three years of age, and until 
eight, had eight weeks of school in the winter and nine 
in the summer; and from eight to twelve years of age 
only the eight weeks of winter school. With a retentive 
memory, and of quick perception, he made rapid prog- 
ress, and had a pretty thorough knowledge of the 
branches of learning then taught. 

Naturally of a social disposition, and living in a hotel 
where was a large traveling custom, he gained a knowl- 
edge of men and things quite in advance of most of the 
boys of his age. He was flattered and petted by all, 
until he had a very high estimate of his own attainments ; 
and when taken out of his accustomed associations, at 
twelve years of age, and placed among strangers, and in 
a family of boys, whose modes of thought and attain- 
ments were unlike his own, and yet with all confi- 
dence in their own superiority — a peculiar Wilder charac- 
teristic — it is not strange that in the course of a few years 
he should be, in their estimation, of an inferior cast of 
mind, and that in the course of the seven or eight years 
before his majority he should become exceedingly diffi- 
dent of his own capabilities, and that during most of a 
long life he should feel a want of confidence in his own 
powers, which required great and unceasing effort to 
overcome. 

During the six years from 181 3 to 18 19 he, with his 
older brothers, wrought for wages, to aid their father in 
providing a home for his family. During these six years 
he had an addition of nine months to his means of edu- 
cation, or three months in each of three winters. 

A child of the covenant, he was never without serious 
impressions, sometimes with deep convictions, but it was 
not until his twentieth year that he indulged the hope 



26 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

that he was indeed a child of God. It was on the first 
Sabbath in March, 1829, that he, with seventy-two others, 
made a public confession of his faith in Christ at the 
Old Congregational church, in Madison, N. Y., then 
under the pastoral charge of Rev. Jesse Miner. 

A sermon by Rev. Levi Parsons, just before he left 
as a missionary to Palestine, from Hosea iv. 5-6, 
awakened in him a desire to preach the Gospel, which 
was not at first encouraged, on account of the apparent 
impossibility of obtaining the requisite education, yet it 
was never quite extinguished. At twenty-one he re- 
moved his abode to Attica, Genesee Co., N. Y., and 
having an opportunity of one term of instruction in the 
Wyoming Academy, he reviewed his old studies, so as 
to be able to teach a district school, and also commenced 
the study of Latin, hoping that some way would open 
for him to pursue his studies farther. 

He had at that time seen little of the world, and knew 
nothing of the efforts then beginning to be made to aid 
young men in their education for the ministry, and with 
an almost slavish diffidence and want of confidence in his 
own abilities for usefulness even in the most favorable 
circumstances, he relinquished all hope of the ministry, 
and in 1822 he bought a small lot of unimproved land, 
and undertook to make himself a home. But God 
thought otherwise. His health gave way under the 
pressure, and in 1826, on the fourth of July, he left his 
wife and two children to seek some other employment, 
and in October he was in New York, engaged in teach- 
ing. The next year his family was with him, and his 
school was prosperous. In 1829, a revulsion in business 
affecting mechanics and small tradesmen, who were his 
supporters, endangered his school, and after a long and 
painful struggle, in which Robert O. Dwight, Silas 
Woodbury, and William Yonge, all of whom had, with 
himself, neglected to prepare for the work of the ministry, 
participated, and, li>c him, were now troubled. He, with 
Mr. Dwight, spent an evening at his school-room in prayer 
and consultation ; and there, alone before God, they both 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 2"] 

came to the solemn determination to settle up their busi- 
ness, as God should open the way, and never again 
seek for secular employment, but wait the leadings of 
Providence. Before they separated, the bell rang, and a 
gentleman called to see if he could be induced to sell his 
school. They both began anew, where, years before, they 
left their studies. R. O. D wight died a missionary in 
Asia, and in a few weeks the door was opened for Mr. 
Wilder, in the office of the Seaman's Friend Society, Rev. 
J. Leavitt then Secretary, and he entered. Much of the 
summer of 1829 was spent in organizing the monthly 
tract distribution, which had, the year before, at his 
suggestion, been undertaken. In the fall of 1829 he was 
appointed an agent of the American Tract Society for 
New Orleans, where he spent the winter. In June, on 
his return to New York, he, with Abishai Holbrook and 
Jesse Talbot, commenced a Sabbath-school in Baxter 
Street, which soon became the scene of the sainted 
McDowell's labors for the profligate, and of which the 
New York Magdalen Society and the Female Guardian 
Society are the outgrowth. Both of these institutions 
have grown, in regular order, from the little seed sown in 
that Sabbath-school, first held on the Sabbath, June 26th 
and July 3d, 1830, by Wilder, Talbot, and Holbrook. 

He was appointed agent of the American Tract So- 
ciety for Indiana, and left New York, with his family, on 
Monday, the fourth of July, for his new field of labor, 
and continued in that work until October, 1833, traveling 
on horseback from two to three thousand miles a year. 

In October, 1831, then thirty-three years old, he was 
licensed to preach the Gospel by the Salem Presbytery. 
It was unexpected. He had not given a month exclu- 
sively to study in that direction. More than three-fourths 
of the Presbyterian ministers of Indiana had advised him 
to put himself under the care of Presbytery as a candi- 
date for the ministry. He expected to be kept in a 
course of training for a time ; Presbytery thought other- 
wise ; and after a thorough examination in the ordinary 
studies of an English education, Natural Philosophy, 



28 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

and Theology, by rigid old school men, his examination 
was sustained, and he was licensed. It was just at the 
time when the great ecclesiastical war was concocting 
which was to rend the Church asunder. This case 
was seized upon by two members of Presbytery of the 
small fry, to show their zeal for the purity of the Church, 
and their utter contempt for whatever might come from 
New England. 

It proved to be God's method of calling out all the 
native energies of Mr. Wilder's character, and of giving 
him such a theological training as would make him a 
useful minister of Christ. A three years' contest to sus- 
tain the correctness of his religious views, taxed all his 
strength of mind, taught him to make joints, and to 
understand all the relations of the doctrines of the 
Gospel to each other and to the life, which was the occa- 
sion of his unusual success in the ministry. The 
records of the Synod of Indiana for 1836, at Crawfords- 
ville, show that the final victory was his. 

In 1833 he took charge of a missionary field with three 
churches, where, for six months, he preached the average 
of five times a week, with an addition of more than 
twenty to the churches by confession of their faith. 

He had borne an important part in the establishment 
of a seminary for the education of teachers of common 
schools; and in April, 1834, he was sent by the trustees 
as an agent for the collection of money to aid in its work, 
and continued with a good degree of success till Septem- 
ber, 1835, when he returned to Indiana, under an arrange- 
ment with three gentlemen of wealth, to labor in that 
State, at his own discretion, for the promotion of com- 
mon school education. 

In April, 1835, he was ordained to the full work of the 
ministry at Tamworth, N. H., and, according to the cus- 
toms of the Fathers, he preached his own ordination 
sermon. The charge was by Father Hidden. 

On his return, he immediately engaged, by travel and 
correspondence, to gain such a knowledge of the schools 
and school funds of the State as would enable him to pre- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 29 

pare such a system of education as would be suited to 
the wants of the State; and in January, 1837, he con- 
vened the first educational convention ever held in that 
State. 

He presented a complete system, in the form of a bill, 
which was carried through the Senate, and was lost, in 
the unfinished business of the House of Representatives 
at the close of the session. Its peculiar features were 
incorporated in the system afterward established, and is 
now in operation in that State. 

On his return from the East he was met with such a 
storm of abuse and persecution from many of the Pres- 
byterian ministers, which, though removed so far as a 
decision of Synod could remove it, made it unwise to 
remain longer in the agency for schools, though his sup- 
port was guaranteed for five years. He therefore re- 
signed, and returned to pastoral labor. 

He preached at different times, under commission from 
the American Home Missionary Society, to poor churches 
in Indiana, with additions that were large, when com- 
pared with the families represented in the congregations. 
Some of the churches were more than doubled under his 
ministry the first year. 

In 1839, at the solicitation of Dr. Lyman Beecher, he 
accepted an invitation to the church at Batavia, just va- 
cated by the call of Rev. George Beecher to Rochester, 
N. Y. The next seven years were spent in Ohio, where 
additions of from fifteen to eighty were made to the dif- 
ferent churches which enjoyed his labors, besides many 
brought into other churches at sacramental meetings 
through his labors. 

In 1846 he and his family were so prostrated by chills 
and intermittent fevers that they were compelled to leave 
the Western field and return to Massachusetts. His 
health recovered, and he spent twelve years in successful 
labor in churches that were ready to perish, but which 
were resuscitated, by the blessing of God upon his 
efforts ; in one of them, with a population of but 300, or 60 
families, a meeting-house was built, a parsonage bought 



30 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

and all paid for, and sixty were hopefully brought to 
Christ within three years. 

The danger of a fatal disease of the lungs was urged 
by his physician as a reason for leaving the windy region 
of Harwich, and he spent the next eleven years in the 
State of New York, where are now three comparatively 
strong churches which were feeble and ready to die. 

In November, 1868, at seventy years of age, he retired 
from the pastorate at Paris Hill, N. Y., and removed to 
Meriden, Conn., where he resided until 1845, preaching, 
as opportunity presented, to vacant churches, three of 
which he supplied for six months each and until a pastor 
was settled. 

It is not a little gratifying to him now, in looking over 
the past, that he has had no experience of the unpopu- 
larity of ministers who have passed the dead line of fifty. 
Over twenty years of the last of his ministry, from fifty 
to seventy years of age, he was not out of employment 
a single Sabbath, and never, in all his changes in places, 
has he left a place with a diminished congregation. 

It has been the lot of the subject of this sketch to pass 
through scenes of severe affliction — always blessings in 
disguise. A wife and two children were separated by 
death. They only passed on before to meet those that 
are coming after and welcome them home. His fields of 
labor have been the uninviting, often feeble, and appa- 
rently ready to die. They have not been his choice, but 
he promised, when he entered the ministr} 7 , to go wher- 
ever God should send him. Salaries have often been 
small, often painfully inadequate, and but for the bank of 
Faith, in which all his investments were made, would often 
have been insufferable. God has been true to His prom- 
ises, and the bread and water have been sure. 

The persecutions of the old school in Indiana were 
hard to bear, but they disciplined the mind as well as the 
heart, and have proved the richest of God's mercies. 

The way-marks left all along the path, with a life of 
uniform trust in Christ for pardon and deliverance, have 
been the source of quiet enjoyment, such as the world 
can not give. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 3 1 

In the forty-six years of his ministry, he has preached 
5,930 times, and received to the fellowship of the churches 
over five hundred members. 

His writings for the press have not been extensive. 
Three sermons have been printed : One on ministerial 
support, in the National Preacher for March, 1857; one 
on popular amusements, and one on the wine question, 
showing that Christ did not justify the use of alcohol by 
using alcoholic wine at the institution of the Lord's Sup- 
per and the marriage in Cana of Galilee. 

He has also published a small digest of the Congrega- 
tional polity, as taught in the Word of God, and gath- 
ered from the approved usages of the churches, with 
occasional articles in the religious papers. 

In 1822 he married Susan S., daughter of Rev. Salmon 
Hebard, by whom he had six children, two of whom, 
with their mother, have gone to the mansions above. 
The eldest died at seven years of age, with a good evi- 
dence of a renewed heart. 

In 1839, the l ast day °f December, he married Nancy 
B. Warren, daughter of Joseph Warren, of Brighton, 
Mass., who still lives to soothe the cares and pains of the 
increasing infirmities of age. For thirty-eight years they 
have walked together. For many years strangers could 
not have known that his children were not hers by birth ; 
she gave them all a mother's love ; and they are in- 
debted to her faithful training, more than any other one 
cause, for their moral integrity and sound principles. She 
has also had the care of two families of grandchildren for 
six years each, with like results ; and with all these cares 
and burdens she has been a faithful helper in whatever 
could make the labors of her husband in the parish, suc- 
cessful. 

Salmon Hebard Wilder (557), son of M. H., also bear- 
ing his maternal grandfather's name, is a mechanic, of 
good reputation as an improver and designer of ma- 
chinery. From the avails of an invention he purchased 
a farm in Iowa many years ago, and removed there, 
but his health failed ; and after laying his wife and eldest 
daughter in the grave, he went to Colorado, where he 



32 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

spent six years, and then, with restored health, he re- 
turned East, and has for ten years been working at his 
trade. He now resides in Meriden, with his two remain- 
ing daughters as housekeepers. 

Though not a graduate, he has a clear, vigorous, and 
well-balanced mind, as several articles in the Nexv-En- 
glander, International Magazine, and other papers, on the 
fallacy of some of the positions of the scientists of the day, 
will show. 

Juliet Buchanan (538), born in Indiana, the only 
daughter of M. H., has for many years been a successful 
teacher. In 1853 she went out with Governor Slade as 
a teacher to Southern Indiana, and taught near Vevay 
for some years. In i860 she was in Grinnell with her 
brother, and was in charge of the High -School; and 
on the death of her brother's wife and children she 
returned with the remaining children to her father, and 
remained until his return from Colorado^ when she took 
the children and made him a home in Connecticut. 

In 1873 sne was made a matron of one of the homes of 
the Girls' Industrial School in Middletown. She is now 
at the head of a home of the Industrial School at Lan- 
caster, Mass., on the original Wilder farm in Lancaster. 

Moses Grant Wilder (540) is a machinist, a fine work- 
man, and a successful designer of machinery, as his uni- 
versal milling machine in the Springfield armory, andlhis 
power-punching and shearing presses and cold-bar cut- 
ters will show. 

Important considerations for the benefit of those who 
are to follow will best be stated in his own way, espe- 
cially as he refers to some unmistakable Wilder charac- 
teristics which, by careful training, may be overcome for 
their general improvement : 

" The Wilders, as a class, do not like to follow the old 
beaten track, and their tenacity of purpose too often 
leads them, when in a new path, to pursue it too far 
without a close examination of its scientific details. As 
mechanics, they are ready to adapt means to ends, but 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 33 

do not always have the thoroughness and quiet perse- 
verance in the details which mark the good workman 
and the successful superintendent. Early in my experi- 
ence, I was thrown much in contact with some of the 
most prominent inventors and mechanics of the country, 
and was led to see the folly of wasting one's strength in 
climbing these rough side-roads and short-cuts when 
there is a smooth and beaten path leading the same way 
and more easily traveled. The faculty of inventing is 
too often connected with the disposition to abandon a 
project too lightly when a more attractive one is pre- 
sented. It is for this reason that inventors are so rarely 
successful men. 

" No man can become fully expert in many things. One 
or two branches of mechanics or science will give him 
full employment for all his mental powers. It was my 
purpose to become a successful designer and maker of 
industrial machines, as for working metals, ivory, wood, 
and similar materials. Except in my first patent in 1861, 
I have not gone outside of this line. I have, however, 
designed and built more successful original machines of 
this class than any man in the United States. Several of 
these were made for the Government, and are now in 
successful use by them. 

'' My universal milling machine was made for the 
Springfield armory early in 1863, and from that time to 
the present has been used to cut a large majority of all 
the tools used in the manufacture of rifled muskets in the 
service. It is acknowledged to be the only complete 
machine of its kind in the world ; it is adapted to any 
kind of machinery, and is, as its name implies, universal, 
in the fullest sense of the word. There are several other 
machines which I have invented which have marked steps 
of progress mechanically to the trade at large. I would 
urge those who come after me to concentrate their entire 
powers within fixed lines of effort. Industry, persever- 
ance, self-reliance, thoroughness, are all inadequate if the 
anchor is not well fixed. Having chosen a trade or pro- 
fession, no detail of education or preparation should be 
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34 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

neglected. A good foundation is always safe to build 
upon ; a poor one never. That we can do good work 
with poor tools does not excuse the neglect to get good 
ones when we can. 

" I hope that the knowledge of the family traits, gleaned 
from these pages, will enable the Wilders of the future 
to avoid some of the mistakes made in ignorance of the 
general tendency when that may have been wrong, and 
that history will contain many names of brave, wise, and 
eminent men, who rejoice in the family name." 

M. G. Wilder. 

James Wilder (542), son of M. H., born in Indiana in 
1838, at the age of fifteen was living with his father in 
Harwich, Mass., and contracted by his association with 
seafaring people a desire to be a sailor. In February, 1853, 
he shipped as a seaman for Australia, and has since been 
through every grade of the service, till now master of a 
vessel in the Mexican trade. 

Thomas (393), son of Abel, born in Winchendon, lived 
with his father in Madison, New York, till 1822, when 
he joined his brothers in Attica. Was for many years 
a successful teacher of common schools, filling up his 
time with other employments. In 1827 he married 
Hannah Dow, and had seven children. He afterward 
removed to Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., where, with his 
eldest son, he engaged in the stove and tin business, 
until his death, in 1864. One of his daughters married 
Delos Carson, an officer of the army of the Rebellion, 
who was killed at Fort Pillow, leaving one daughter. 
Mrs. Carson is now at the head of the female depart- 
ment of the college at Madison, Wisconsin. 

David Wilder (395), son of Abel, lived with his father 
in Madison, New York, until his death, in 1825, when he 
removed with his mother and family to Attica, where he 
has resided over fifty years. 

He is a carpenter byjxade, and has, for forty years, 
spent his winter months in teaching sacred music, chiefly 
in the towns in Western New York. In 1835 he mar- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 35 

ried, and had one son, who served in the army of the 
Rebellion until the close of the war. He was an en- 
gineer on the Erie Railway, and in 1861 was killed by a 
collision. His wife died in 1839, anQl he has remained in 
single life. 

Milton (398), son of Abel, was born in Paris, N. Y., in 
1812. First settled in Attica. Married in 1838 Jane C. 
Dumond. He was for many years a mechanic in Attica. 
In 1853 he was engaged as master mechanic for the 
Buffalo and New York Railroad, at Buffalo. When that 
road was transferred to the Erie Railroad, be continued 
in their service, and on dividing his department into two, 
he was made the master car-builder, which place he still 
holds. 

He is a distinguished member of the Episcopal church, 
and one of the standing committee of the Diocese of 
Western New York. 

He married second Mrs. Ruth D. Bothwell, had five 
children, four of the first family, and one by the second 
wife. 

Francis Milton (555), son of Milton, born in Attica, was 
an officer in the army of the Rebellion, and is now master 
mechanic of the Erie Railway, at Buffalo. 

Alvin Dumond (556), son of Milton, born in Attica, was 
several years in the service of the Erie Railway freight 
department at Buffalo, and is now acting superintendent 
of the Union Pacific, at Vallejo, Cal. 

Charles J. Wilder (557), son of Milton, is auditor of the 
freight department of the Union Pacific Railroad at San 
Francisco, Cal. 

William (400), the youngest son of Abel, son of Abel, 
born in Madison in 1817, served his apprenticeship as a 
carpenter in Attica, where he established and has car- 
ried on an extensive business as a carpenter and builder, 
which he is still conducting. In 1840 he married, and 
has two children, who are with him in Attica. 

Thomas (349), son of Hon. Abel, settled first in Winch- 
endon in 1792, as a merchant. In 1800 he removed to 
Dixmont, Me., where he spent the remainder of his life 



36 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

as a farmer. He was a consistent Christian, and an in- 
dustrious, useful citizen. When the Congregational 
church was organized in 1807, he was a Deacon, and in 
its feeble state, generally without a pastor, he main- 
tained the worship of God for more than twenty years, 
usually reading an approved sermon. About 1796 he 
married Arethusa Crosby, daughter of Samuel Crosby, 
Esq., a magistrate and distinguished citizen of Winchen- 
don. Of his family of eight children, only one remains. 
Five only lived to be heads of families ; two of them had 
but one child each. 

Mason H. Wilder (409), son of Thomas, was born in 
Dixmont. At twenty-four years of age he went to Bangor 
to learn the trade of a painter, which he followed for some 
twenty-five years, first in Bangor, then in Castine, Rock- 
land, Cherryfield, and Machias. After a residence of a 
few years in Machias, writing in his leisure hours for the 
papers, he was employed as editor of the Machias Rcptib- 
lican, which place he has held for more than twelve years. 

He is also Trial Justice and Register of Probate, and 
has been elected to that office for twelve years in succes- 
sion ; and now, at sixty years of age, he is admitted to 
the Bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law. 

This is the history of an ordinary man with the limited 
means of education incident to our new settlements in a 
cold, hard country, who began life at twenty-two years of 
age by a public profession of religion, and with a strong 
desire to live a Christian life, steadily prosecuting his 
allotted work without higher aims, until he is called, by 
the manifestation of his capabilities, to fill other positions 
of influence and responsibility. 

He is first taken from his trade to fill the chair of an 
important weekly paper in the county town, then he is 
made a Justice of the Peace, and called to preside at the 
Court where the causes of the common people of every- 
day occurrence are to be tried, and then to fill the place 
of Register of Prcbate, maintaining all the time a high 
standing as a Christian, and doing what he can for the 
cause of religion. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 37 

With true patriotism, he furnished two sons for the 
war of the Rebellion, one of whom died of diphtheria, 
at Ship Island, Mississippi ; the other son lived but a few 
years after the war was over. He has one daughter, 
who married a Pennell, and is in Vallejo, Cal. 

Susanna (351), daughter of Abel, married Luke Pren- 
tice, a blacksmith, of Winchendon, about 1800, a grand- 
son of the widow Prentice, who, in 1741, married Dea. 
David Wilder, and who was herself a granddaughter 
of Thomas, the emigrant. They removed, in 18 10, to 
Greenwich, Washington County, N. Y. They had ten 
children. They, with one exception, were married, and 
most of them settled in the neighboring towns, and were 
in prosperous circumstances. 

Martha (353), daughter of Abel, in 1800 married Asaph 
Brown, of Winchendon. He lived near the Mineral 
Springs, a blacksmith. In 1818 he removed to Rindge, 
and settled on a farm, where he resided till late in life, 
when he removed, with one of his sons, to Winchendon, 
where he died, in October, 1853. They had ten children, 
and a goodly number of grandchildren. 

Some of them are now in Winchendon and Royalston, 
in Mass., others are in Illinois. They bore a good char- 
acter as mechanics and traders. Some of them were 
eminent Christians. 

Betsy Wilder (354), the youngest daughter of Abel, 
married, October, 1806, Aaron Knight, a farmer and 
shoemaker, of Winchendon. They were thought, at the 
time of their marriage, to be the most promising couple 
of their time. But the demon of intemperance entered 
their domain, and swallowed up all ; farm, health, reputa- 
tion, and all that was promising before them. She was a 
noble Christian woman, and though for twenty years she 
bore with the gross intemperance of her husband, she 
never gave him an unkind word. He had a leg ampu- 
tated, as the result of a night's debauch. She was a kind 
wife, and cared for him most tenderly, and she had her 
reward for her faithful love. He became a sincere Chris- 
tian, and for many years a sober man. 



38 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

She had trained a worth}', respectable family of sons, 
who were good men, and though not wealthy, were in 
good circumstances. They provided her a home, to 
which she retired when not with her children. 

She was on a visit to this home, in Winchendon, where 
she was born, and her life had been mainly spent, a few 
months after the death of her sister Brown, when on a 
visit to her children. She was being helped into a car- 
riage to return to her home. She dropped dead without 
a struggle, in the eighty-seventh year of her age. It had 
long been her prayer that she might be permitted to go 
to her Father's House without becoming a helpless bur- 
den upon her children, and her prayer was most signally 
answered. All the children of Hon. Abel Wilder, and, 
with very few exceptions, his grandchildren, were mem- 
bers, and a number of them were office-bearers in the 
churches. 



CHAPTER VI. 

LINEAGE OF ANDREW, SON OF JOSEPH. 

Andrew (51), the second son of Judge Joseph, born in 
Lancaster, married, in 1739, Elizabeth Carter, and had 
seven sons and four daughters. Two only of his children 
have been traced. We are indebted entirely to a great- 
granddaughter for what we know of the lineage of 
Andrew, and yet it is probable that a large number 
would have been added to the list if we could have traveled 
through Western New Hampshire and Vermont, or if 
all to whom we have written had sent us what they could, 
the other sons would probably have been reported. 

Abijah (776), his fifth child, was born in Lancaster, was 
a cabinet and sleigh-maker by trade. He removed to 
Keene, where he carried on a large business, including 
spinning-wheels and other articles of domestic use. He 
was a man of uncommon capacity and strict Christian 
character. 

He was, for forty-eight years, a Deacon of the First 
Congregational church in Keene. He married four 
times. By his first three wives he had two children 
each, the mothers in each case dying a few days after 
the birth of her second child. In 1789 he married 
Tamar, daughter of Oliver Wilder. She was then forty 
years of age. She was a most devoted mother of other 
mothers' children. In all the relations of life she was a 
pattern of piety. He died in 1840, his wife Tamar sur- 
viving him four or five years. They left six children. 
We count thirty-four grandchildren, seventy -seven great- 
grandchildren, and thirty-one of the next generation, all 
reputable in their lives as farmers, mechanics, tradesmen, 
and some professional men. 

Peter Wilder (779), son of Andrew was a chair-maker. 



40 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

He first settled in Lancaster. In 1810 he bought a tract 
of land in the extreme north-west corner of New Ipswich, 
called Tophet Swamp. The town history of New Ips- 
wich says he removed from Boston, and, with his son-in- 
law, Wetherbee, established a chair-factory, and for many 
years carried on an extensive business. We know little 
of his family. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth (792), 
married Abijah Wetherbee, who was for many years as- 
sociated with Mr. Wilder in business. They had one 
daughter, the wife of Rev. Addison Brown, a Unitarian 
minister. His son Thomas (793) married Polly Chaffin. 
He was an artist, of Worcester, Mass. They had one 
son, who is now a book-keeper in New York, residing in 
Brooklyn. 

Josiah P. Wilder, son of Peter, has one son in Ash- 
burnham, and one in Fitchburg. 

Calvin (800), the youngest son of Peter, married Har- 
riet, daughter of Moses Hale, of New York, and grand- 
daughter of Dea. Moses Hale, of Winchendon. They 
lived for nearly twenty years in New York, and died, it is 
supposed, in California, in 1852. 

Abigail Wilder (785), daughter of Abijah, married 
Abijah Kingsbury, a boot and shoe dealer in Keene, 
whose daughter, Mrs. Deacon Rand, furnished me with 
the record of the family ; has a large family connection, 
living generally in Cheshire Co., N. H. One of his sons, 
Lyman T., is a Congregational minister. 



CHAPTER VII. 

LINEAGE OF JOSEPH WILDER, SON OF JOSEPH. 

Joseph (58), son of Judge Joseph, settled in Leominster, 
and, with his brother Caleb, introduced into this country 
the manufacture of pot and pearl ashes. The original 
ashery was at the outlet of the Chualoom Pond. They 
were very successful, and the business became a source 
of industry and wealth to the whole country. Joseph 
was a Colonel of the militia, and after his father's death 
was, for several years, a Judge of the C. C. P. in his 
stead. In 1733 he married Deborah Jocelyn, by whom 
he had nine children. She died in 1773, and, in 1775, 
two years before his death, he married Mrs. Rebecca 
Locke. He was a man of great influence in the town, 
and died at seventy years of age. 

Joseph (997), his son, is supposed to have settled in 
Lancaster, and had, by his wife, Susannah Phelps, of Lan- 
caster, four sons and three daughters. The eldest son, 
Joseph (1007), married Rachel, a sister of Dr. H. Ripley, 
pastor of the church in Concord, and the occupant of 
the " Old Manse" from which Hawthorne gathered his 
" mosses." By her he had two sons and one daughter. 
He was a farmer, residing at that time in Jaffrey, N. H. 
The daughter, Rebecca, married Mr. Arthur Taylor. 
The elder sons, Joseph and John, were millwrights, and 
settled about 18 10 in Attica, Genesee Co., N. Y. 

John (1024) married Sally Andrews, and had seven 
children. He was, for many years, Sheriff of Genesee 
County, and, when the county was divided, he was living 
in Wyoming County, and was Sheriff until he was killed, 
by being thrown from a carriage. 

Aretas(io56), the machinist, of Detroit, was his son. 

Joseph (1025) in 1818 married Elizabeth Mullett, and 



42 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

had ten children. For the last twenty years of his life 
he was in the cattle trade. 

Benjamin (1028), son of Joseph, by another wife, was 
settled in Hartland, Vt., where his father resided after 
removing from Jaffrey, and his children are now residing 
there. 

Peter (1009), son of Joseph (997), married Polly 
Wheeler, of Shirley. He was a clothier by trade, and 
spent most of his life in Vermont, living but a few years in 
a place. He had twelve children, all but one of whom 
were born in Vermont. 

Artemas Wheeler (1034) was born in Hard wick, Mass., 
and became a manufacturer of woolen cloths at Middle- 
sex, Vt., and afterward of Montpelier. He was a man of 
devout Christian character and of sterling integrity. In 
1835 he married Sally Parker, of Walpole, N. H. They 
had two sons, Artemas Wells and George W. Artemas 
W. (1079) was a machinist for some years in New York 
and Brooklyn, now a merchant of Northfield, Vt. ; George 
W. (1080) is a stationer and bookseller in Montpelier. 

Willis (1038), son of Peter, married in 1828 Laura 
Huston, and had six children. He was a prominent 
member of the Methodist church, and his three sons were 
ministers. Robert H., born in 1820, was a graduate of 
Concord Theological Seminary. After preaching a few 
years, his health failed, and he is now in business in 
Lowell, Mass. Nathan Willis (1100) was a graduate of 
the University at Middletown, Conn., and is now in Alt- 
burg, Vt. Charles W. (1101) was a graduate of Middle- 
town, a professor in the Seminary at Montpelier, Vt, and 
is now in the ministry at Cliftondale, Essex Co., Mass, 

Charles H. (1039), son °f Peter, went to Lowell in its 
infancy in 1832, was a farmer, and engaged in the busi- 
ness of pork and beef packing, and is still in business 
there. In 1835 he married Mary B. Robbins, and had 
two children, who are with him in Lowell. He was a 
man of correct business habits, and much respected. 

Of the nine daughters of Peter Wilder, six lived to ma- 
turity, and four married ministers. There were of the 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 43 

family of Peter, either by descent or by marriage, nine 
ministers. The whole family were noted for their piety. 

Deborah Wilder (998), daughter of Joseph, married 
Sherebiah Hunt, and had four children. 

Of Gardner (1000) we know nothing, except that he 
married Martha Wilder and had one son, who died at 
one year old. His name was Gardner. 



CHAPTER VIII. 

LINEAGE OF CALEB, SON OF JOSEPH. 

Caleb Wilder (53), son of Judge Joseph, married in 
1736 to Abigail Carter, had eight children. He was a 
man of more than average powers of mind, and a con- 
sistent, practical Christian. It is said that he pitched his 
tent just at the mouth of Chualoom Pond. He was en- 
gaged extensively and successfully in the manufacture of 
pot and pearl ashes. He died in Lancaster in 1776, aged 
sixty-six, and his wife in 1802, at ninety-two years of age. 
In 1736 he was a deacon in the Congregational church. 

Samuel (1 145 ),son of Caleb, married Dorothy Carter 
February 16, 1768, at twenty-nine years of age. She was 
then eighteen. They had ten children, of whom we have 
the record of but four — Caleb, Nahum, Abel, and Thomas. 

Caleb (1155) settled in Ashburnham on a farm. In 
1800 he married Sarah Whitney and had eight children, 
five sons and three daughters. Of his family we know 
but little. 

Nahum (11 56) married in October, t8oo, Hannah 
Woods, daughter of Samuel Woods, Esq., of Princeton, a 
sister of Dr. Leonard Woods, of Andover Theological 
Seminary. They had nine children. He was a farmer, 
and resided in Princeton. 

Abel Wilder (1 161) was a physician of Blackstone, Mass. 
Married Fanny Richardson, of Winchendon, and had 
seven sons, whose names he gave me in answer to my 
inquiry in 1858. His sons are distinguished men. Samuel 
and Abel Carter have been Mayors of Rochester. Daniel 
W. is a lawyer of some distinction in Kansas. I have 
written to four of them, and to three of them repeatedly, 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 45 

but have not been able to ascertain the names of their 
sisters, or whether they had any. I have not seen the 
date of their own births, or whether they have any fam- 
ilies. I suppose they had good reason for withholding 
the information, but I regret that so large a gap could 
not have been filled. 

One of them has contributed to the fund for the publi- 
cation of this book, for which he has my most hearty 
thanks. 

Thomas (i 162), born in 1788, married Mary Woods, a 
sister of the wife of Nahum, and had five children. He 
settled as a farmer in Princeton, where he resided until 
his cousin, S. V. S., then of Ware, in charge of the fac- 
tories, induced him to remove and unite with a new Con- 
gregational church then just organized. He was a 
deacon of that church, and was in 1833 sent as a Rep- 
resentative of Ware to the Legislature. He at once in- 
terested himself in missionary work among the poor, and 
was afterward employed as a city missionary. He went 
into the coal and wood trade, and followed it for many 
years. He was fourteen years a teacher of a Sunday- 
class in the State prison. At the meeting of the American 
Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, May 31, 
1867, at Boston, he died suddenly on his seat. One of 
his daughters is living in Cambridge. 

Caleb (1146), son of Caleb, lived in Ashburnham, was a 
farmer, married Miss Woodward, and had seven children, 
of whom we know nothing, but of one, Dr. Charles Wood- 
ward, who graduated at Dartmouth Medical College. 
He practiced medicine in Templeton, and afterward re- 
moved to Leominster; was a member of their Board of 
Education, and a Representative to the General Court. 
In 1820 he married Mrs. Myra Lawrence, and after her 
death in 1843, he married Mrs. Laura S.Kendall, a daughter 
of Elisha Wilder (183). He had five children, but two of 
whom are now living — Rufus L., a physician in New 
York, and Joseph W., a lawyer of Leominster, both of 
Harvard College. 

Levi Wilder (1 149), son of Caleb, lived on the old 



46 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Wilder farm in Lancaster, near the center of the town, a 
part of which is now owned by the State and occupied 
by the Industrial School for Girls ; and the old house, 
built by his father for him just before his marriage, is 
now fitted up and occupied as one of the homes of the 
school. Levi married Sarah Stoddard, a daughter of 
Sampson and Sarah Vryling Stoddard, and a grand- 
daughter of Vryling, the great East India merchant, of 
Amsterdam, Holland. He had eight children, two sons 
and six daughters. Of the daughters we know but little, 
except their names and the names of their husbands. 
For some unaccountable reason the dates and family 
records of the daughters could not be obtained. 

Sampson Vryling Stoddard Wilder (i 175), his eldest 
son, was born in the old homestead, and was left, at 
thirteen years of age, by the death of his father, to the 
care and training of his most excellent mother. He was 
intended for the ministry, but reverses of fortune changed 
his whole course, and we find him the same year a clerk 
in a store in Gardner. 

At the age of sixteen, he was entrusted by his em- 
ployers with the sale of their winter accumulations of 
produce in Boston, and the purchase of their usual 
spring stock of goods for home trade. His capabilities 
for business gained for him a position in Boston. Of 
two offers, by the advice of his mother, he chose a place 
in a French silk and fancy-goods store in Charlestown, 
quite inferior from a worldly point of view, but more 
safe in morals, and the advantage of being under the 
pastoral care of Dr. Morse, who had the reputation of 
being a friend of young men. He was in due course of 
time in business for himself in Boston, and in process of 
time a purchasing agent of the notable William Gray 
and others in France, and at forty years of age he is 
again in his native land with wealth and an enviable 
reputation. 

The lessons taught by the history of this remarkable 
man must not be overlooked in a work of this character. 

1. His ancestry was such as would indicate a true 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 47 

manhood in the sons. Frederic Wilder, Esq., of Purley 
Hall, England, says in a recent letter, of the Wilders of 
the landed gentry of England: "I am thankful that 
though no one of our race have distinguished themselves 
in any particular manner, they have always been most 
respectable and respected." There were, however, men 
of that line who had occupied places of note both in 
Church and in State, holding military, literary, and official 
honors. Of the immediate ancestors of S. V. S., one 
was for forty years Judge and Chief Justice of the Court 
of Common Pleas in Massachusetts. All of his line were 
men of influence and active piety, and on the side of 
the mother he descended from the most distinguished 
piety and nobility of the Netherlands. 

2. His own character in early life was worthy of such 
an ancestry, and a fitting prelude to a life of distin- 
guished usefulness and piety. When a clerk, at sixteen, 
it. was his trustworthiness which opened doors to higher 
positions; and the choice of a secondary position, by the 
advice of his mother, on account of the correct religious 
views of his employers, was, by the blessing of God, the 
direct road to eminent success. The influence of that 
position went far to shape his life for the future. 

The protection of his morals, and the business habits 
there formed, were far more profitable than a higher 
salary, in what would have seemed to many a young man 
a better position. 

On one occasion, in what seemed to his employers an 
emergency, he refused to attend to business on the Sab- 
bath. He expected to be discharged, but his regard for 
the dictates of his conscience was appreciated, and he 
was retained. 

A short time before the close of his apprenticeship, a 
customer wanted goods which they had not on hand ; he 
promised to obtain them by noon, and sent a porter for 
them to Boston. He did not return as soon as he ex- 
pected, and he went after him, and met him on the 
bridge over Charles River, overcome with the heat He 
took the hand-cart and went home with his goods, and 



48 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

was in time for his customer. On his way with his hand- 
cart he met Mr. Codman, one of the most eminent mer- 
chants in Boston, who knew him, and wondered at his 
being in that position. On learning the reason for his act- 
ing as porter, he pledged him the use of his name for thirty 
thousand dollars on entering into business for himself. 

On another occasion, when in business in Boston, he 
had an offer of a large lot of French goods, at a rate that 
would ensure a large profit. His thorough acquaintance 
with the trade led him to purchase them if he could ob- 
tain the means. The cash must be paid in ten days, and 
he could not command it. He was introduced, by a 
mutual friend, to William Gray, and offered him one- 
third of the profits, more or less, for the use of his name, 
until he could make sales. It was accepted. Other par- 
ties, who had hoped to obtain the goods for a less price, 
told Mr. Gray that he had been imposed upon. On the 
ninth day Mr. Wilder called on Mr. Gray, at his office, 
and was rudely repulsed with the remark, " I did not 
promise you till to-morrow," and refused to give any 
attention to him. " But," says Mr. W., " I don't want 
your money; I have one thousand eight hundred dollars 
for you as your share of the profits." The scene was 
changed. Mr. Wilder was invited to his house, and it 
was this transaction which eventually introduced Mr. 
Wilder to the business circles of France, and prepared 
the way for his long residence there, and his return to 
America with great wealth. We notice — 

ist. That there were no elements in his early associa- 
tions that seemed to strengthen the native selfishness of 
his heart, to resist parental advice or authority. He was 
not, in his own estimation, wiser than his mother. 

2d. He would not use the Sabbath day for his own 
pleasure or profit. It was to him as to his mother, and 
to him because to her, a day of worship and religious 
improvement; a day for Bible study. 

3d. He did not look upon labor in any department as 
degrading, when required by economy and a regard for 
his word. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 49 

4th. He had a strict regard for truth ; was honest and 
honorable in all his business relations. His word was as 
good as his bond. 

5th. Uprightness in all his dealings with the world, 
and regarding his duty to God as having the first claim 
upon his attention. 

God was with him in all his ways, and, until 1840, when 
about sixty years of age, scarce an adverse wind had 
crossed his path. And when, in 1841, the crash came, 
and swept all away, and he was even cast into a debt- 
or's prison by the malice of his enemies and the enemies 
of the religion which had been his support, his integrity 
did not fail him. He freely admitted his mistakes, and when 
the veil is lifted, and all the circumstances which led to the 
final disasters are known, it will, without doubt, be seen 
that he was unequally yoked together with the enemies of 
God, and that while his life shone to the end with a 
purer lustre because of all his trials, God was right in 
withholding His blessing, though it should cause the 
temporal ruin of this eminent servant of His, through his 
social liabilities. 

This lesson is taught with great force by the dealings 
of God with Mr. Wilder: Enter not into business rela- 
tions with corrupt men, and consent not to illegitimate 
means of increasing wealth. 

In March, 1865, his long and eventful life was closed, 
and we can not better close this sketch than by inserting 
the notice of his death, taken from the Annual Report 
of the American Tract Society, over which he had pre- 
sided for fifteen years : 

" The recent departure of the venerated first President 
of the Society, Sampson Vryling Stoddard Wilder, at 
the ripe age of almost eighty-five years, suggests illus- 
trations of Divine Providence and grace of no common 
interest. The period of his youth was the darkest in 
our country's religious history, near the close of the last 
century ; and he was surrounded by a dead formality, 
which at length sank into open denial of ' the Lord that 
bought us ; ' his early manhood was also passed amid the 
5 



50 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

gay fascinations of the city of Paris ; and yet at the age 
of forty-five, on the formation of the national Tract So- 
ciety at New York in 1825, all eyes were directed to 
him as a highly evangelical layman, of world-wide sym- 
pathies and relations, eminently fitted to preside over its 
counsels. 

" He was born near his late residence in Bolton, Mass., 
May 20, 1780. His prayerful maternal grandmother 
Vryling was a Huguenot of Holland, rich in the ortho- 
dox faith ; and while a merchant's clerk he was one of a 
class of young men who, on Saturday evenings, came 
under the careful evangelical instructions of the late Rev. 
Dr. Morse, of Charlestown. 

"Entering into business in Boston, he was sent out, at 
the age of twenty-three, to purchase goods in Paris, 
where for twenty years he was the successful agent 
and partner of large mercantile houses in Boston and 
New York, visiting this country from time to time as 
business required, thus making sixteen voyages across 
the Atlantic. Though few men have lived who had 
more fascinating personal attractions, a greater flow and 
geniality of spirit, or keener susceptibility to the more 
refined pleasures and enjoyments of life, yet he was 
guided, as by an unseen hand, in a course of temperance 
and sobriety in the midst of profusion ; and among his 
dearest friends and associates were many of the most 
distinguished Christians of the age. 

" Having business in London, he passed one evening, a 
small church, and entering it, found himself in a mis- 
sionary meeting with Rev. Rowland Hill, Bogue, Burder, 
and their compeers, who had started the benevolent 
movements of this century, a scene which deeply affected 
his heart. As he occupied a retired seat, the collection- 
plate did not reach him, but he found means to drop into 
it a ten-pound note, Which led these friends to seek his 
acquaintance and introduce him to Christians of London, 
and among them to the officers of the British Bible and 
Tract Societies. Being asked if tracts could be circu- 
lated in Paris, he at once directed ten pounds worth to 



GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
OF UTAH 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 5 1 

be'sent to his address in that city. The enormous box 
arrived at the custom-house, and being seized as contra- 
band, he was summoned by the police to account for the 
crime, when he averred that there was nothing in them 
political or revolutionary, and presented a copy to each 
one present for his perusal. He thus found himself 
somewhat suddenly enlisted in the tract, Bible, and mis- 
sionary work, and became a correspondent and personal 
friend of British Christians. 

" Returning to the United States in 1814, and forming 
a happy connection in marriage, he purchased his com- 
modious mansion and grounds of six hundred acres in 
Bolton as a permanent abode. But Providence had 
other designs for him. He was again called to Paris on 
business; and it is remarkable that in 1817, just as the 
ship was leaving New York, he stepped into the office 
of Zechariah Lewis, Esq., then Secretary of the New 
York Religious Tract Society, and gave him an order 
on his agent for fifty dollars a year for five years, to cir- 
culate tracts in French and Spanish. From that date he 
resided in Paris with his family for six years, perhaps the 
most eventful period of his life. The choicest evan- 
gelical influences here flowed in upon him. His hos- 
pitable house and sumptuous board became the home of 
eminent Christians of Great Britain and other lands, 
bringing him spiritual blessings a thousand-fold in re- 
turn. He was the medium of intercourse between British 
and American Christians and those of the Continent, 
especially Switzerland, where he himself made a de- 
lightful visit to Drs. Malan, Merle d'Aubigne, and their 
associates. 

"Thus, by the providence and grace of God, was Mr. 
Wilder fitted for the presidential chair he was to occupy. 
Having returned in 1823 to his mansion in Bolton, a re- 
tired and wealthy merchant, he was asked to accept the 
presidency of the American Tract Society ; but declined, 
as unworthy of the station, enclosing five hundred dol- 
lars toward erecting the Society's house. He at last 
accepted the appointment, presided at the Society's or- 



52 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

ganization, and laid the corner-stone of its commodious 
edifice. 

" His address, on taking the chair, comprised only four 
brief paragraphs, but they were highly appropriate, and 
rich in their evangelical bearing. The first congratulates 
those assembled on the object before them, 'the establish- 
ment of a national Tract Society, for the eternal interests 
of thousands and tens of thousands of our immortal fel- 
low-beings.' The second referred to the encouragements 
derived from the blessings he had witnessed on such ex- 
ertions in the Old World. The third expressed his joy in 
'the concentrated efforts of Christians of various denomi- 
nations — one of the sweetest consolations of his life — the 
privilege of forgetting that Christians can be called by 
different names, and of hailing, as brethren in Christ 
Jesus, all who bear His image on their hearts, and devote 
their lives to His service.' The fourth was in these mem- 
orable words : 

" ' Indulge me with one simple request. It is that the 
Publishing Committee would ever bear in mind the high 
responsibility of their office, and always feel that, as the 
eternal destinies of souls may hang on their deliberations 
and doings, no tract should ever be issued from the de- 
pository of this Society which does not contain, should 
it find its way where the Bible was never seen nor the 
Gospel ever heard, enough of divine truth to guide the 
ignorant and the inquiring sinner into the path of eternal 
life.' 

" Mr. Wilder presided at sixteen successive anniversa- 
ries, previous to every one of which he called on the Secre- 
tary, and they held a season of united prayer for the 
Divine guidance and blessing. He often cheered the 
meetings of the Executive Committee by his presence 
and counsels, and did much to give efficiency to the So- 
ciety's labors at home and abroad. He loved the institu- 
tion, and was greatly beloved ; and though he resigned 
the presidency in 1842, he was present at every anniver- 
sary when he was in or near the city, never faltering in 
his attachment to a work so near his heart. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 53 

"About 1828 Mr. Wilder erected near his residence 
' The Hillside Church, for the worship of Jehovah, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,' the history of which 
forms an interesting volume, and which was his crown- 
ing effort for the spiritual good of the region of his 
nativity. 

" In 1830 he removed to New York, and for many years 
exerted a very prominent influence in the financial world 
as a banker, in connection with the celebrated house of 
Hottinguers in Paris, and later with the Bank of the 
United States. But the day of revulsion came. The 
National Bank itself vanished away. In 1841 he retired 
to private life ; and notwithstanding many remonstrances, 
resigned not only the presidency of the Tract Society, 
but more than twenty other offices he held in various 
kindred institutions, in which he was highly esteemed. 

" In 1852 he removed to Elizabeth, N. J., and enjoyed a 
calm and quiet retreat from business near his esteemed 
son-in-law, R. T. Haines, Esq., spending his summers 
at White Lake, Sullivan Co., N. Y., where at seventy- 
seven he wrote seventy-seven valuable maxims for his 
grandsons, which have just been printed. His health 
remained firm much beyond the age of fourscore ; but a 
paralytic affection terminated his useful life March 3, 
1865, at the age of nearly eighty-five. His trust solely in 
the merits of his crucified Divine Redeemer was firm and 
unwavering; and all, to his closing hour, was in beautiful 
consistency with his entire consecration to Him he had 
so long delighted to serve." 



CHAPTER IX. 

LINEAGE OF JONAS, SON OF JOHN. 

Jonas Wilder (63), son of John, son of John, son of 
Thomas, was born in Lancaster in 1699. In 1724 he 
married Eunice Beaman. She died in 1731 ; and in 1733 
he married one of the same name, Eunice Beaman. He 
removed about this time from Lancaster to Lyme, Conn., 
and in 1760 to Hartland, Litchfield Co., where he resided 
until his death in 1797, at the age of ninety-eight. He 
was a deacon of the Congregational church, from its 
organization in 1767 until his death. The Connecticut 
Historical Collections has the following notice, taken from 
the Courant of 1796 : 

"Hartland, Jan. 19, 1796. 

" There is now living in this town a Mr. Jonas Wilder, 
in the ninety-seventh year of his age, a steady, indus- 
trious man, seldom losing a day in a month by reason of 
infirmity or old age. 

" He was, and has been, the oldest man in the town by 
several years. He has had two wives, both of the same 
name, both Christian and maiden. The last he has lived 
with over sixty years. He has had thirteen children, the 
oldest of which is now seventy-three years old and the 
youngest in his forty-seventh year. He has never lost a 
child. His sons, seven in number, have sustained the 
following honorable offices, besides town and society 
offices : One Colonel, one Major, one Captain, two Lieu- 
tenants, three Justices of the Peace, three Represen- 
tatives, and three Deacons. His posterity was numbered 
in 1795, and was found to be 232 ; all but fifteen of them 
were then living." 

Joseph (1288), the eldest son of Jonas, married in 1746, 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS 55 

and settled in East Haddam, a town adjoining Lyme on 
the north. He was a farmer. He was living here in 
1763, in his thirty-seventh year. Soon after this he was 
in Barkhamstead, a town adjoining Hartland. He was 
here a Justice of the Peace and a Representative for 
several years. A man of strict Christian character, of 
strong, vigorous constitution, he lived till his ninety-first 
year. He had nine children. The eldest, Elijah (1305), re- 
moved to Bristol, and finally settled in Seneca, N. Y. ; had 
four wives, and died in 1830. His son Jedidiah (1355) re- 
moved to Wayne Co., had six children. One, Louis de Va- 
lois (1526), is a physician in New York ; Edward (1528) in 
the life insurance business, and a great Sunday-school 
worker. 

Jonas (1291), the second son of Jonas, returned to 
Bolton, the part of Lancaster where his father lived. 
He married in Bolton, and had there two children — 
Elizabeth (1309) and John, born 1753. In 1786 he re- 
moved to Lancaster, N. H., where he lived with his 
brother Elisha (1292) until 181 5. We have not been able 
to obtain any information of his family except of his son, 
John (131 1), who graduated at Dartmouth College in 
1784, and studied theology with Dr. Hart, of Preston, 
Conn., and was ordained pastor of the church in Attleboro 
in 1790, and died there in 1836. In 1789 he married Miss 
Esther Tyler, daughter of Colonel Samuel Tyler, of 
Preston. After her death in 181 1, he married Elizabeth 
Austin, widow of Dr. Samuel Austin, and a sister of 
Dr. E. D. Griffin, once President of Williams College. 
He had twelve children, seven sons and five daughters. 
His eldest son, John (1377), born 1796, graduated at 
Brown University in 1823, studied theology with Rev. 
Samuel Austin, D.D., of Newport, and was ordained 
pastor at Charlton, Mass. In 1832 he was settled in Con- 
cord, and in 1839 removed to Marshall, Mich. Here his 
health failed, and he returned to Massachusetts, and died 
in Charlton. He was a man of much ability and 
usefulness. He left three children. One son, John, was 
a lawyer, was a Colonel in the army of the Rebellion, and 
Judge Advocate at Key West. 



56 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Jonas (1378), son of John, was by profession a teacher, 
and was very successful and much respected in Water- 
town and Brighton until his death in 1838. Two of his 
daughters are still living. One married a French, 
and is in Jacksonville, Florida ; another is in Andover, 
Mass. 

Charles B. Wilder (1380), son of Rev. John, born 1802. 
was a successful merchant in Boston. He distinguished 
himself during the war by his labors with the Sanitary 
Commission. He now spends his winters in Florida. 

Richard E. (1384) was also a teacher. He spent many 
years in successful labor in Massachusetts and Kentucky. 
He was near twenty years in the neighborhood of Lex- 
ington, Ky. He says : " Having experienced the evils 
of the peculiar institution, I longed to breathe the air of 
freedom. I gathered up my little family and came to 
this place (Greenfield, 111.) in 1852, taking charge of the 
new seminary then just completed." He afterward built 
for himself a private academy, where, in 1876, he was 
still at his work. He married in 1848, and had three 
children. 

John (1293), son of Jonas, was a farmer of Hartland, 
where he died in 1805, about sixty-five years of age. He 
had six children, four of whom died in early childhood. 
He was a prominent member and a deacon of the church 
for forty years. His son Eli (1320) was also a farmer of 
Hartland. He married Mary Johnson, and had ten 
children, four of whom died before twenty years of age. 

Calvin (141 3) the eldest, born 1798, married Phebe Wil- 
der, a daughter of Joseph, his grandfather's brother, and 
died when thirty-three years old. Mary Lelia, his daugh- 
ter, married Lester Taylor, a farmer of Claridon, Ohio, 
and had a large family. 

Horace (141 5), son of Eli, was a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege of 1825. He settled in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, as a law- 
yer, was a Circuit Judge and Judge of the Supreme 
Court. He married Phebe J. Coleman, and had five chil- 
dren, three of whom died in infancy. He is now, at sev- 
enty-five, at Red Wing, Minnesota. 

Eli T. (1420) was also a lawyer of distinction of North- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 57 

ern Ohio, living at Painesville, and was also a Judge of 
the Ohio Courts, and is now at Red Wing, Minnesota. 

Gamaliel (1294) bought a township of land in Ontario 
Co., N. Y., bordering on the west side of Canandaigua 
Lake. It is now South Bristol. His brothers, Ephraim 
(1295) and Jonathan (1296), removed to the same county, 
and their descendants are found in all that region under 
different names, such as Tiffany, Hatch, Gilbert, Sisson, 
as well as Wilder. 

Ira (1343), son of Jonathan, spent most of his life in a 
tavern, three miles west of Canandaigua, on the road to 
Bloo Infield. 

Louis de V. (1526), grandson of Elijah, is a physician. 
Some of their families settled in Medina Co., Ohio. The 
mother of Francis D. Parish, so long and favorably 
known as a lawyer and a Christian in Sandusky City, 
Ohio, was a Wilder of this branch. 

The descendants of Jonas were very numerous, and 
are found now in all the Eastern States and so westward 
to California, of all trades and professions, and are pre- 
eminently men of strength and influence. We have 
obtained the names and most of the dates and history 
of his thirteen children, ninety-four grandchildren, one 
hundred and sixteen great-grandchildren, and eighty-six 
of the next generations. These are probably not more 
than half of the whole number — we number about eighty 
families — certainly not half of the families in the line of 
descent. 



CHAPTER X. 

LINEAGE OF JOSIAH, SON OF JOHN. 

Josiah Wilder (64), son of John, son of John, son of 
Thomas, born in 1701. In 1725, married Prudence Keyes. 
He was a farmer, and settled in the extreme south-west 
part of Lancaster, which, in the division of the town, is 
now the north-east part of West Boylston. At this time, 
and for some years after, it was all Lancaster. There is 
in the old Indian cemetery in Lancaster a monument 
stating that Prudence, wife of Josiah Wilder, and four of 
her five children, were killed by fire, and were buried 
there. They died on the 21st January, 1732. He mar- 
ried again, and had in all fourteen children. The names 
of two who died by fire are not known 

Abner (1870), the eldest, married Eunice Osgood ■ was 
a farmer of West Boylston, had four sons and two daugh- 

*L S ^ T/"' 1 * 1 ^ (l882) ' Levi < l88 3)> Nathan 
U884), and Samuel (1885). 

Levi (,883), son of Abner, married Sally Moodv and 
had two sons and three da nhom we know 

Nathan (884), son ot Abner, born l8 6o, married Susan 
Sawyer, of Lancaster ; was a farmer i„ w . n , 
had one son and five daughte" T ^ ^ St0n ,' and 

moved ,0 Bloomfield, War™ £ Oh J ^^ ^ 

Miss Hawes, and still resides "here ' ^ marnCd * 

B i "eTo:: ( rtasnis t sec d od mar r d » ^ G -»°°> 
The eldest, ChIZ Da »a is £ ' "* ** f ° Ur Chlldre »- 
Shoe and Leather Company „ Wo ^ "' "* B ^ Sta,e 
Street, New York 7 Worcester, and Chambers 

one of whom is now *£%£££*£* «*«*«. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 59 

Jonathan Wilder (6y), son of John, and brother of 
Josiah, remained in Lancaster, now Sterling. He mar- 
ried, in 1738, Zerviah Houghton, and had seven children. 
His sons, Silas, Calvin, and Elisha, had large families, 
of which we have been able to obtain but little informa- 
tion. They were generally sound, evangelical Christians. 
Some of them were, and are now, deacons of the Congre- 
gational church. 

Flavel (1981), a grandson of Jonathan, removed with 
his family to Denmark, Iowa, in 1830. 

Alexander H. (1976) was a register of deeds in Wor- 
cester. First he was twenty-seven years a clerk in the 
office, then he was appointed Register, and held the office 
twenty-four years, in all fifty-one years. The office is 
now filled by his son. Henry B. Wilder. 

Ivory (1984) settled in Princeton. He had one son, 
Solon (2004), who was an eminent musical teacher. 
The family, so far as known, reside in Sterling and the 
neighborhood, with few exceptions. One, Salem (1990), 
son of Jones, is in Boston, and Jones W., his brother, is 
of Butterick & Co., pattern dealers in New York. 

John Wilder (68), son of John, and brother of the pre- 
ceding, married, in 1738, Prudence Wilder, of Hingham. 
They had four sons and two daughters. He removed 
from Lancaster to Petersham when the town was first 
settled, in 1742, with his cousin Nathanael. His family 
was not very extensive. None of the name are found 
now in that town. 

Artemas(2037), a grandson, who died a few years 
since at an advanced age, was the last of the name of this 
line. Josiah White married Adelphia (2042), great-grand- 
daughter of John. All that are known now of his de- 
scendants who bear the name of Wilder are, J. Lyman 
(2044), and N. Cornelius Wilder (2048), of Hartford, Conn. 
One family of a sister of theirs is in Rocky Hill. 



CHAPTER XL 

LINEAGE OF WILLIAM, SON OF JOHN, SON OF JOHN, SON 
OF THOMAS. 

William (70), the youngest son of John, settled in the 
part of Lancaster which was afterward Bolton. He was 
a farmer, married Sarah Sawyer, and had four sons and 
two daughters. The eldest son, John (2079), married 
Rebecca Sawyer, and removed, at an early day, to Put- 
ney, Vt., where he left twelve children. One son, Wil- 
liam (2096), lived in Putney, and had seven daughters, 
three of whom are living in Erie, Pennsylvania; the 
others had families in the neighboring towns. 

William (2080), the second son, settled in Westminster, 
and had five children. 

Abel (2083), son of William, married Hannah Green, 
of Bolton, March 28, 1779, and had two children in Bol- 
ton, Abel and Betsy. 

In 1781 he removed to Dublin, N. H., where he had 
ten children. One of his descendants writes of his family : 
" He died in Dublin in 1831, aged 72 years. He was Col- 
onel of the Twelfth Regiment N. H. Volunteers at the 
time of his death, and was buried with military honors. 
He was a soldier in the war of the Revolution. He lived 
on a farm in Dublin, and followed teaming with an ox- 
team, carrying goods from Boston to Dublin, seventy- 
five miles. He was an active, energetic man." 

Abel (2103), son of Abel, born March 27, 1789, and died 
in Peterboro in 1858. He was by trade a carpenter and 
joiner; was partially disabled by the kick of a horse, at 
eighteen years of age, so that he always walked with a 
cane. He was a man of warm, impulsive nature ; of great 
kindness of heart, and an honest man. He married De- 
borah Perry, of Dublin, N. H. She died in 1862, aged 
seventy-four. They had ten children. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 6 1 

Betsy (2102) in 1800 married John Crombie, of Dub- 
lin, a farmer, and had twelve children, an industrious, 
respectable family. 

Daniel Wilder (2 105), son of Abel, married a Blake, and 
settled in Northern N. H., then removed to Ohio. 

Hannah (2106) married Lucius Stiles, of Canada West. 

Sally (2107) married Reuben Twitchell, of Dublin, by 
whom she had three children. He died in 1816, and in 
1818 she married Alline Newell, of Jaffrey, and by him 
had four children. She died in Brattleboro in 1862. 

Cyrus Wilder (2108), son of Abel, a house-carpenter of 
New Boston, N. H., married Nancy Irwin, and had seven 
children. He died in 1856. 

Dorcas Wilder (2109) married Jeremiah Greenwood, 
of Dublin, N. H., a wheelwright; lived in Keene, and 
had nine children. 

Levi Wilder (21 10), son of Abel, a house-carpenter, 
married Betsy Pope; had several children; both dead. 

James Wilder (21 12), carpenter and joiner, married 
Mary Crombie, and had eight children. He is now in 
Scranton, Pa. 

John Wilder (21 13), son of Abel, married Harriet 
Lakin ; lived in Antrim ; had five children, and died in 
Canada. 

Mark Wilder (2137), son of Abel, married Eliza Ann 
Thayer, of Peterboro, in 1835. He became a resident 
of Peterboro, and commenced the manufacture of shoe- 
pegs by machinery in 1834, the first that were ever made 
entirely by machinery — it was by machinery of his own 
invention. He also invented important paper-making 
machinery. He died in 1871, leaving eleven children. 

The children of Mark Wilder were mechanics and 
skillful workmen in different departments of skill and 
labor, and in a large degree exhibiting the inventive fac- 
ulty so peculiarly a Wilder trait. 

Charles (2257), the eldest son, for two years after he 
began his manhood, carried on his father's business, 
making shoe-pegs, but changed his shop eventually into 
a manufactory of thermometers and barometers. He 



62 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

says of it, that he commenced the manufacture ot ther- 
mometers and barometers in 1861. That it had grown 
into the most extensive manufactory of its kind in the 
country, and that his manufactures bear the highest 
reputation of any of their kind. Others say of him that 
he is a man, in the full sense of that word. He is said to 
be a man of Christian principle, zeal, and activity, and 
ready to every good work. He has been a Representa- 
tive in the Legislature of New Hampshire several times. 
He is still in the prime of life, and in a position to bear a 
most important part in the renovation and future pros- 
perity of our nation. 

This branch of the family is large, and its influence has 
done much to mould the character for good or for evil 
of the whole region of country where thev have resided ; 
not only the Wilders, but the Crombies, the Green- 
woods, the Twitchells, and multitudes of other names, 
have drawn many of their good, and, no doubt, some of 
their bad qualities from their connection with the Wilder 
race. One of them, who seems to have studied their 
character thoroughly, says of them : " They are not 
generally devout or religiously inclined." — Very unlike 
the general character of the Wilder family. He says 
further, " So far as I know they were and are men of 
active, energetic habits, of fully average intelligence. 
They are not tall, but stout, and of great muscular 
strength and vigor. They are much given to field 
sports. I seldom ever saw one who did not like hunting, 
fishing, and horses. Never heard of one being rich, and 
they are seldom very poor. They are good livers, inde- 
pendent to a fault, scorning meanness and penuriousness. 
They are long-lived, and retain the use of their faculties 
until the end of life." 

He then gives some less favorable traits, with some 
remarkable specimens of strength and endurance, and 
adds, "On the whole, I am proud of my race. If it 
does not contain many of the few the immortal names 
that were not born to die, I yet can speak better of it 
than Burns, when he says : 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 63 

" ' My ancient, but ignoble blood, 
Has coursed through scoundrels 
Ever since the flood.' 

" On my mother's side, unites three strains of Pilgrim 
blood. Her mother was an Everett, of Edward Everett's 
race ; her father, a cousin of John Quincy Adams, and a 
lineal descendant of John Alden, and Priscilla, whom Long- 
fellow immortalizes. But yet I count the Wilder blood 
the best ; and if, as I sometimes dare to hope, there is in 
me any power to do good, any capacity to work for the 
elevation of the race, any of the better, truer, purer in- 
stincts of humanity, hatred of wrong, oppression, and 
meanness, loyalty to truth, honor, and integrity, courage 
to do battle for God and humanity, I owe it largely to 
the Wilder side of my nature. Yet I am conscious that 
with it is entailed a full share of the depraved human 
nature that wrestles mightily with the higher moral 
forces, and but for a higher influence, would often pre- 
vail. 

" If I were to specify what I regard as the characteristic 
failings of the Wilders within my knowledge, I should 
say a lack of a proper estimate of the value of mental, 
physical, and moral endowments. It is my opinion that 
Nature's prodigality to some of them, in these respects, 
has been productive of carelessness in their use, and a 
lack of due personal responsibility for their cultivation 
and full employment. 

" There is, also, too noticeably, a contempt for conven- 
tionalities and the usages of society, that is often carried 
too far. I can not see a man with a stove-pipe hat, or a 
woman making calls of ceremony, or a person that is over- 
dressed, without a feeling that requires effort to control. 
I am sorry to say that the Wilder race, as a whole, so 
far as I know, are not religiously inclined. 

" Then, too, there is a pretty keen sense of the fitness ot 
things, and of life's ludicrous side, and of other people's 
deficiencies, which sometimes leads to a lack of that 
charity which suffereth long and is kind. At the same 
time, if any one should suffer any calamity, it would 



64 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

bring the Wilders to their aid, at any expense of money, 
time, or even life. 

"The Wilders generally have a strong will, and I have 
known some that had a considerable wont. But they 
are not sullen ; frankness and sincerity are leading char- 
acteristics. Most of them have quick tempers, but they 
are not revengeful. Hopefulness, imagination, invention, 
industry, endurance, faithfulness, versatility, perception, 
and judgment are developed in large degree. Patience 
is not usually in excess, but great tenacity makes up for 
any deficiency. And when a Wilder is fully engaged in 
any work, he is not apt to let go until it is accomplished. 
I fully expect, therefore, that you will overcome all diffi- 
culties and complete your History of the Wilders, 
and I shall have the privilege of securing a copy." 

This eminently Christian man says that " the Wilders, 
so far as he knows, are not, as a whole, religiously in- 
clined." I would not refer to individual cases of moral 
delinquency ; the errors of the dead should die with 
them, unless they can be used for the protection of the 
living. The first five generations of the Wilders were 
pre-eminently Christian ; and there are many of their 
descendants, to the eighth generation, who can trace 
their pedigree through an unbroken line of pious ances- 
tors to the first emigrants. Indeed, so far as we can 
judge from the correspondence which has brought these 
facts together, they are now a pre-eminently religious 
people. The remark of a lady of intelligence, the widow 
of an eminent minister of Christ, respecting her branch 
of the Wilder family, will hold good in many other cases : 
" They are distinguished for two things — piety and pov- 
erty ; " and I am sure that in every case where a large 
family connection has abandoned the old Puritan faith,, 
or have become loose and dissolute in morals, the defec- 
tion can be traced to an ancestor who has himself for- 
saken the old paths and left the imprint of his own char- 
acter on his posterity. If the strictness of the observance 
of the Sabbath, so faithfully regarded by our Fathers, is 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 65 

trampled on, and the house of God forsaken and modern 
fiction takes the place of the Bible, and the old standard 
works of the Fathers for Sabbath reading, and popular 
amusements and the dance are tolerated, the looseness 
in other things will prevail. The history of the past 
shows that it has done it. The dishonesty and corruption 
in positions of responsibility and trust, by men of profes- 
sedly religious character, developed within the last few 
years, is the natural, legitimate result of this change in 
the principles by which life is regulated, and can be 
avoided in the future only by a strict regard to the law 
of God as exemplified in the old Puritan faith. 

Let the young of our name beware how they trifle with 
the Sabbath and the religion of our Fathers. It was that 
old " Ironside " Puritan faith, the legitimate teaching of 
the Bible, the Word of God, which made our Fathers so 
pre-eminently a strong-minded, vigorous, persevering, and 
useful people ; and I can not forbear giving a quotation 
from one of our ablest and best ministers of the last age, 
on the importance of what I am now urging upon the 
youth of my own name : 

" The decree is universal, ' The nation and kingdom 
that will not serve Thee, shall perish.' God has not de- 
parted from the reign of universal government, or put 
beyond His power the instruments of punishment. 
Within us and around us are the material that may effect 
our ruin, which wait only the Divine permission to burst 
forth in terrific eruptions, scattering far and wide the 
fragments of our greatness. 

" Give up the Sabbath, blot out that orb of day, sus- 
pend its blessed attractions, and the rage of Chaos and 
Oldnight would return. The waves of our unquiet sea, 
high as our mountains, would roll and dash from west to 
east and east to west, from south to north and from north 
to south, shipwrecking the hopes of patriots and of the 
world. 

"Who, then, would thrust out our ship from her 

moorings in a starless- night upon such an ocean of storm, 
6 



66 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

without rudder, or anchor, or compass, or chart. The 
elements around us may remain, and our giant rivers and 
mountains ; our miserable descendants, also, may multiply 
and vegetate and rot in moral darkness and putrefaction, 
but our character and our glorious institution will go 
down into the same grave that entombs the Sabbath." 

Daniel (2084), the youngest son of William, a carpenter 
by trade, was, in early life, in Orwell, Vermont. He mar- 
ried Polly Gould, and had twelve children. He lived 
many years in Malone, N. Y., and removed to Michigan 
with one of his sons, and died in 185 1. One of his children 
died in Malone; one is now living, 1877, in Detroit, and 
one in Windsor, Eaton Co., and one in Brady, Kalamazoo 
Co., Michigan. 

Abel (2 1 1 5), son of Daniel, had a son, Royal G. Wilder 
(2199), who graduated at Middlebury College in 1840, and 
in 1846 went out under the patronage of the American 
Board of Missions to Ahmednuggur, India, as a missionary, 
and labored with unusual success and the approbation of 
the Prudential Committee till 1852, when he was sent to 
Kolapoor to commence a station there. On the visit of the 
deputation of the Board to their missions in the East, 
the educational arrangements were greatly modified. 
Mr Wilder was so interested in his schools, chat with 
his Wilder characteristics, he could net yield. The result 
was that he returned, was released from his connection 
with the Board, and returned to his work on his own 
account, sustained by friends. On the separation of the 
Presbyterians from the Board he was taken under their 
care, and remained until ill-health compelled him again 
to return. He was a conscientious, faithful, and success- 
ful missionary. 

Painful as the change was to some of those whose mis- 
sionary life was identified with the old system, the result 
has satisfied the patrons of the Board that it was ap- 
proved of God. Though not definitely and at the time 
apparently, it was really the abandonment of what had 
become a popular idea. The change to Christianity by 
light and cultivation, and the adoption of the true Gos- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 6y 

pel plan of regeneration by the power of the Holy Ghost 
through the instrumentality of truth, as evinced by the 
almost immediate multiplication of native churches, with 
pastors from among themselves. 

Hyman A. Wilder (2205), son of Orra, was a graduate 
of Williams College, and in 1840 a missionary in Natal, 
South Africa ; has labored faithfully and successfully for 
thirty years. He returned from his field in 1876, in 
feeble health, and died in Hartford in October, 1877. 
So far as we know, the surviving descendants of Daniel 
Wilder are to be found mainly in and around Malone, 
N. Y., and in Detroit, Kalamazoo, and Eaton Counties, 
Michigan. 

LINEAGE OF JOTHAM AND BENJAMIN, GRANDSONS OF 
JOHN, SON OF THOMAS. 

Jotham (73), son of Thomas, son of John. There is a 
tradition in the family that Jotham had two brothers, who 
came with him from England ; Levi and Reuben were 
given as their names. It is not improbable that Jotham 
had such brothers, and that they moved South. There 
was a family of Wilders in Johnston Co., North Caro- 
lina, as early as 1720. Reuben, William, Samuel, and 
Tilley, changed to Hillery, were names in that family — 
common names at Lancaster in those days ; but we have 
no means of ascertaining the facts. Dr. Hillery M. 
Wilder, of Raleigh, N. C, is a descendant of theirs. 

Jotham was born in South Lancaster, then known as 
the Six Nations. In 1746 he married Phebe Wheeler, 
and had five sons and two daughters ; was a farmer. 

Stephen (2307), the eldest son, also a farmer, married 
Betsy Sawyer, and had seven sons ; there is no record of 
daughters. j; 

John (2315), son of Stephen, in 1794 had nine children, 
of whom John, the eldest, was a Baptist minister of note 
in Wayne Co., N. Y. Levi was a teacher of music in 
Brooklyn, and died there in 1875. Another son, Warren, 
is a shuttle-maker in Wilkinsonville, Mass. Some of this 
family are in Indiana and Michigan. 



68 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Titus (2308), son of Jotham, was also a farmer in South 
Lancaster. In 1775 he married Mary Allen, and had 
eight children ; his son Ebenezer had twelve children, 
Titus three, and Eiisha five. A daughter of Ebenezer, 
near sixty years of age, says of her family : 

" Father was a man of superior mind, self-taught. He 
read many portions of Homer and Virgil by the light of 
pine torches, at the age of sixteen, and never forgot 
them. At seventy he could tell us where to find places 
of interest in the old authors as readily as if he had read 
them but a little time before. He, as well as several of 
his children, were teachers of common schools. My 
brothers were men of good mechanical genius. They 
were honest, industrious, intelligent, forming their own 
opinions of religion and politics, and allowing no man to 
dictate what they should believe or do." A very com- 
mon mode of conveying the idea of independence that 
is so often connected with an utter disregard of the 
propriety of both human and Divine rules of life. Many 
of this branch of the Wilders were and are good, and 
true men; but, by their own admission, some few at least 
would have been much better men if they had been 
restrained, somewhat by other minds instead of following 
their own impulses. " One of the family," she says, " was 
for twenty years chief engineer or superintendent of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad ; now a machinist and inventor in 
Cressona, Pa." 

Eiisha (2327) had five children; some of them live in 
Holliston and other parts of Middlesex and Worcester 
Counties, though after repeated and earnest correspond- 
ence, we have not been able to obtain any information 
except from two or three of them. 

Jotham (2310), son of Jotham, removed to Henniker, 
N. H., and after a time returned to Lancaster, where he 
lived two years, and there hii first two children were 
born. He then removed to Salt Ash, now Plymouth, 
Vt., where he had land by deed from his father. There 
he spent the remainder of his days, and some of his de- 
scendants are now in Plymouth and Ludlow. 



HISTORY OE THE WILDERS. 69 

LINEAGE OF BENJAMIN, SON OF EBENEZER. 

Benjamin Wilder (77), a farmer, of Lancaster, in 1730 
married Jane Robbins, and had nine children. The first 
and the last two of his children were born there, indi- 
cating that for a time he resided in some other town, and 
returned. He died in Lancaster in 1759. We know but 
little of his descendants. 

His son, Ebenezer (2476), married Elizabeth Wilson 
(2516), a daughter of his father's sister, Hephzibah (79), 
and had seven children. Some of them lived in Ver- 
mont, others are scattered from Boston to St. Louis. 

Ransell (2493), a grandson of Ebenezer, is now in Lud- 
low, Vt. Another, William S. Wilder (2488), a prom- 
inent member and preacher of the Baptist Church, is in 
Brooklyn. His business is in New York, a paper-ruler. 
This branch is dwindling away, so that very few remain 
of the name. We have obtained but thirty-three names 
of this line, though there are many scattered through 
the land Avho, perhaps like many others, have lost all 
knowledge of their ancestors, and do not know even the 
place where they originated. 



CHAPTER XII. 

LINEAGE OF DAVID AND HEPHZIBAH WILDER. 

David Wilder (78), of Lancaster, of the part that was 
afterward Leominster, was known as Dea. David. He 
had three wives, with a large descent, some of whom 
were men of influence and public notoriety. He mar- 
ried first in 1741, Anna Prentice, widow of Samuel 
Prentice, and great-granddaughter of Thomas Wilder 
the first. She had one son, born 1739, who was the 
father of Dea. Samuel and Luke Prentice, of Winchen- 
don. Luke married Susannah, daughter of Hon. Abel 
Wilder, of Winchendon. She died in 1744, leaving one 
son, David, Jr. David then, in 1745, married Mrs. Eunice 
Jennison, who had two sons, Samuel and John. She 
died in 1750, and in 175 1 he married Mrs. Martha White, 
by whom he had four sons and one daughter. 

David (2519) settled in Leominster. He married Lucy 
Joslin, daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Wilder) Joslin, a 
great-granddaughter of the first Thomas Wilder. They 
had six children, all of whom married and left families. 
Anna (2626) married Joseph Knight, of Marlow, N. H., 
and had thirteen children. The Phelps' and Carters, of 
Leominster and Lancaster, are of the Wilder stock. 

David (2530), son of David, son of David, was a man of 
large capacities, and filled many places of responsibility 
in the town and State. He was Commissioner of High- 
ways, and Treasurer of the State. He was a physician, 
and in early life practiced in Leominster. He married 
Sally N. Butler, daughter of Dea. Abijah Butler, a 
brother of Anna, wife of Hon. Abel Wilder, of Winchen- 
don, and had seven children. A brother and one son 
settled in Georgia, where their children now reside. His 
eldest son, David (2604), has, for many years, served the 
State as Treasurer or Auditor, residing in Boston. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 7 1 

In 1833 he married Celia Burt, and has four sons, one 
of whom, Burt Green, a graduate of Harvard Scientific 
School, is now a Professor in the Cornell University at 
Ithaca. He has distinguished himself as a writer and lect- 
urer in his department. He is a man of superior ability. 
Another son is in California, and another in Kansas, in 
the railroad business, and another still in Boston ; all are 
married, and give promise of a good reputation and ex- 
tensive usefulness. 

Samuel (2520), son of Dea. David, was a blacksmith, 
settled in Berlin ; married, August 1, 1768, Sally Bal- 
lard, and had ten children. The eldest, Samuel (2535), 
was also a blacksmith, and wrought with his father. He 
married first Betsey Joslin, and second, Mary Carter. 
He had ten children, all by his first wife, the eldest of 
whom, Nathanael (2623) was, at our last knowledge of 
him, in 1877, living at Rockford, 111., eighty-six years 
of age. 

Merrick Wilder(2625), the fifth child of Samuel Wilder, 
and brother of Nathanael, was born in Lancaster in 1802, 
and died at Fort Edward, in 1861. He was married, in 
1826, to Mary Tarbell, of Groton, Mass., and had five 
sons. 

He commenced a silk -dyeing business in Maiden, 
Mass., about 1824, and carried it on quite success- 
fully for several years. From there he removed to 
Lebanon, N. H., about 1830, and was engaged in the 
manufacture of woolen cloths and flannels. From there 
he moved to Bethel, Vt., about the year 1833, and in- 
vented an iron pump of large capacity, for lifting the 
water out of the iron mines of Vermont. About the 
year 1835 he moved to Brandon, Vt., and worked as 
machinist in the manufacture of these pumps, for the 
Conant Iron Works of that place. As his children, five 
boys, grew up, they took up the trade of their father, 
and followed it faithfully for several years. He got out 
a patent on railroad car-wheels, made with a hollow hub, 
which was a valuable invention, as it gave the wheel a 
chance to shrink evenly in the casting of them. It was 



72 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

about the year 1844 that he made the valuable invention 
of manufacturing gum rubber so that it would not con- 
geal, and could be used for springs under cars and 
coaches, etc. He sent his models to the Patent Office, 
and made his application for a patent. After waiting 
several months, the report finally came, and it stated that 
there was an application for the same invention prior 
to his ; but in after years there was an issue in the Courts 
between two large rubber companies ; and, on the evi- 
dence taken, it was proved that Merrick Wilder, of 
Brandon, Vt., was the real inventor of non-congealing 
rubber, so that it could be used for many valuable pur- 
poses. He moved from Brandon, Vt., to Fort Edward, 
N. Y., in February, 1853, and had the superintendence 
of the shops of the Hudson River Iron and Machine Co. 

Abel (2535), son of Samuel, settled in Keene, N. H., 
where he learned his trade, sleigh and cabinet-making, 
with Abijah Wilder. He married a Miss Sanger, and 
had five children, one of whom is still living in Keene. 
He removed to Bridport, Vt., where he died, in 1861, 
aged ninety-two years. David (2539) also settled in 
Keene, married Lucy Rugg, and had six children. 

Abel (2522) went in early life to Vermont, was for some 
years in the family of Governor Paine, of Hanover, N. H., 
and in 1791 he married his daughter,Mary Paine, and set- 
tled in Norwich, Vt., as a farmer. They had ten children. 
Abel, his eldest son, was a farmer, of Derby, Vt., on the 
extreme northern line. He had seven children. One 
son was killed by a railroad collision at Columbus, Ohio. 
Another was a blacksmith, a good workman, and but for 
the demon, strong drink, might have been a man of 
wealth and influence. He was, as the legitimate result 
of tippling, always in poverty. He often removed, and 
his family felt the influence of his sinful indulgence, in 
health, and the disgrace that attends its use. With a 
wife of unusual piety and strength of mind, his ten chil- 
dren were cared tor; and though inheriting the usual 
infirmities derived from a drunken father, those who sur- 
vived were well trained and were respected. They still 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. JT, 

live, but we will give no clue to their place of abode for 
their sakes. 

A daughter of Abel married, in 1808, Hon. Joseph 
Howes, of Montpelier, a distinguished jurist. 

Jacob Wilder (2526), son of David and Martha Wilder, 
was born in Lancaster, in 1757. I recently came into 
possession of a letter written by Chauncey Richardson, 
who was born in Woodstock, Vt., February 20, 1793, 
without date, but evidently written recently, which is all 
the information that we have been able to obtain, except 
the statement of the author of the history of Leominster, 
that he removed to Vermont, and then with his family to 
Wisconsin, where he died. 

The letter is as follows : 

" The man who is honest from principle, and whose 
course of life is clear and open, never disturbed by con- 
cealed mercenary currents of speculation, though he 
may not, as the result of prosperous enterprises, join 
field to field, and build a fortune, is still creating for him- 
self a monument in the affections and memories of men, 
more enduring than monuments in marble. Such a man 
was Jacob Wilder, in the peaceful circle of his acquaint- 
ance and influence, which was not a circumscribed one, 
in which he was well known. And his memory is un- 
sullied by the record of a single dishonorable act, in 
private life, or in social or political relations, or the least 
participation in any intrigue or artifice to defraud or de- 
ceive a fellow-man. 

" He was characterized not only by honesty of pur- 
pose, but by sound sense and good judgment. He was 
well acquainted with the revolutionary and political his- 
tory of the country ; truly patriotic in his feelings, and 
warmly attached to the national Constitution and the 
union of the States, which he held as sacred and in- 
violable, and of perpetual obligation on every American 
citizen." He says: " Thomas, the first of the name of 
whom we have any knowledge, was a member of the 
Charleston church, in 1641. In 1649 he settled three of 
his sons in Lancaster, John, Joseph, and James. John, 



74 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

the eldest, was father to Ebenezer, who had four chil- 
dren, David, Benjamin, Hephzibah, and Jacob. David, 
the father of the subject of this notice, was for seven 
years a member of the Massachusetts Assembly, and died 
when about sixty-three years of age. He was married 
three times. First to a widow by the name of Prentice, 
by whom he had one son, David. After her death he 
married Mrs. Eunice Jennison, who bore him two chil- 
dren, Samuel and John. She died in 1748, and he, in 
175 1, married Martha White, by whom he had six chil- 
dren, Abel, Luke, Jonathan and Martha, twins ; Jacob 
and Benjamin, also twins. Jacob married Mary, a daugh- 
ter of William Wakefield, who came from Woodstock, 
Conn., and settled in Pomfret, Vt. He was born in the 
eastern part of Lancaster, July 2, 1757. His father occu- 
pied a farm on the meadows formed by the Nashua River, 
so much admired for their rich verdure and their wide- 
spreading elms. 

" He enlisted in the American army at the commence- 
ment of the Revolution, and continued in the service 
during the war. At the time of the battle of Bunker 
Hill, he was on picket duty in the vicinity, and therefore 
not in the fight. 

" He was in the battle of Monmouth, and served faith- 
fully where duty called him, until the restoration of 
peace. After the war he emigrated to Plymouth, Wind- 
sor Co., Vt., where he resided several years, and was 
Captain of the first military company in that town, and 
was thenceforward known as Captain Wilder. 

''About 1790 he removed to Woodstock. He had a 
pension from the Government for revolutionary services. 
He resided in Woodstock, much esteemed and respected, 
until his death, July 12, 1848, at ninety-one years of age. 
The Woodstock Mercury, in announcing his death, pays 
a handsome tribute to his peaceful life and patriotic 
principles. 

" He married Mary Wakefield, who was born in Hart- 
ford, Vt., in 1776, and died February 27, 1852, aged 
seventy-six years." 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 75 

This statement is valuable, so far as it relates to the 
history of Jacob Wilder and his family. I have inserted 
what was undoubtedly the tradition of the family re- 
specting their ancestors, to show how little reliance can 
be placed on what is thus transmitted by recollection. 
For example, in 1649, when he says Thomas settled his 
sons John, Joseph, and James in Lancaster, the oldest 
son of Thomas was but six years old. John, whose name 
he gives, was born in 1646. As Thomas had no son 
Joseph or James, they were the sons of the second 
Thomas, and were born in 1681 and 1683. Thomas him- 
self removed with his family to Lancaster, in 1659, only 
six years after its incorporation. The records of Lan- 
caster give us the names and birth of David's sons, but 
there is no Benjamin among them. 

Jacob had twelve children, seven of whom were mar- 
ried. Three died in childhood, and one in early man- 
hood, unmarried. They settled in Massachusetts, Ver- 
mont, and Michigan. 

Luke (2525), twin-brother of Jacob, son of Dea. David, 
settled in Salisbury, N. H. He was in the army of the 
Revolution, a Captain. In 1794 he married Susan Poor, 
of Andover, and removed to Bangor, Me., and in 1810 to 
Hudson, Me. He had three sons and four daughters. 
One of his grandchildren says of him, he was one of the 
best men that ever lived. Though not a man of note in 
the view of the world or in public life, in his social and 
domestic relations he was a faithful and true man, and 
was highly respected. He entered into his rest in the 
full assurance of a blessed immortality, through the par- 
doning grace of Christ, at an advanced age. 

Charles W. (2573), son of Luke, son of David, born 
in Salisbury, N. H., married in Hudson, Me., and there 
buried his wife and six children. He married again, and 
lived twenty years in Plymouth, Wisconsin ; and, in 1873, 
he removed to Elgin, 111., where he resided with one 
of his daughters until 1876. In April, 1877, we had no- 
tice of his death in Bay City, Michigan, a few weeks over 
seventy-nine years of age. 



j6 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

In a letter from him a few months since, he says : " I 
am standing near the grave, and am only waiting for the 
Master to bid me arise and come 

" To the glory of His presence, 

To the gladness of His home ; 
A weary road I've traveled. 

'Mid darkness, storm, and strife, 
Bearing many burdens, 

Struggling for my life. 
But now the morn is breaking, 

My toils are almost o'er ; 
I am kneeling on the threshold, 

My hands are on the door." 

He waited a little longer, and his Saviour came, 
according to His word, and took him to the mansions 
above. 

On the 19th of June, 1877, my own birthday, I wrote 
in this place : — there were eleven of the sons of Wilders 
born in the year 1798, of whom but four are now living. 
Charles W., born in Salisbury, N. H., March 29th ; Moses 
Hale, in Winchendon, Mass., June 19th ; Lyman, in 
Brattleboro, June 28th ; and Marshal P. in Rindge, Sep- 
tember 27th, all in 1798. In a few days the death of Dea. 
Charles W. Wilder, of Bay City, Mich., was announced. 
Three are now living, and, like him, with the assurance 
that through the infinite love of Christ, who died for us, 
our sins will be pardoned, and our imperfect services, 
moving in different spheres, will be connected by God, 
the Holy Ghost, with the 'advancement of the Redeem- 
er's kingdom on earth, and that we shall, ere long, meet 
together in the glorious light of His presence — the war- 
fare ended, the victory won ; with no more of the feeble- 
ness of age, we shall be permitted to spend one eternal 
day in the service and praise of Him who sitteth upon 
the Throne. 



CHAPTER XIII. 

THE LINEAGE OF THE SONS OF NATHANAEL, GRANDSON 
OF THOMAS. 

Nathanael (29), son of Nathanael, son of Thomas, 
had twelve children, all born in Lancaster. He was born 
in 1673, married about 1706, and settled in the west part 
of Lancaster, probably in what is now Sterling. 

When Petersham, a new town about twenty miles west 
of Sterling, was settled, he bought a tract of seven hun- 
dred acres of land, and, with his sons, Charles and 
Jerahmeel, and his cousin's son, John, took up his abode 
in that then new settlement. His name was first on the 
list of members of the Congregational church at its or- 
ganization in 1745. A monument at the grave of his 
daughter, Damaris, places her death in 1747. 

Charles (93), son of Nathanael, married in Lancaster, 
February 12, 1738, Martha Sawyer, by whom he had six 
children, and removed to Petersham, probably in 1744. 
We know little of his children. His son Charles re- 
moved to Vermont, and his descendants, if any, are 
among those who live in Vermont and Northern New 
York, of whom we have not been able to obtain any in- 
formation. One daughter married Ezekiel Bowker ; 
another married Cornelius Wilder, son of John, whose 
son, Artemas, died a few years since at ninety-three years 
of age. 

Joshua (94), son of Nathanael, married December 30, 
1^31, Sarah Keyes, daughter of John Keyes, Esq., of 
Sterling, then Lancaster; by trade a saddler and harness- 
maker. In 1739 he removed to Princeton, where he had a 
farm, probably near his home, but was now made a separate 
town. His fourth child, Sarah, was the first born in the 
town of Princeton. She was born October, 1739. In 
1753 he removed to Ware, on Swift River, where he had 



78 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

a rich and pleasant farm, which was in the possession of 
the family for more than one hundred years. It is said 
that he removed to Belchertown. An old resident ac- 
counts for this by saying, that up to about this time the 
State of Connecticut claimed a large tract of land as 
belonging to that State, which was all called Belcher- 
town, and of which Ware was a part. 

Joshua Wilder had eleven children, and if we could 
obtain all the facts of their history it would be exceed- 
ingly interesting and instructive. We have the lineage 
of a number of his children, and their history shows that 
the favorable and unfavorable characteristics of a race 
are not always commingled. Of this line some bear the 
useful, commendable characteristics which make them 
large-hearted, liberal-minded, public-spirited, useful men ; 
while other families are narrow, selfish, without the enter- 
prise which would make them useful members of so- 
ciety. 

Joshua (2750), son of Joshua, became a resident of New- 
fane, Windham Co., Vt, married Margery Dunster, prob- 
ably of Gerry, now Phillipston, Mass., a few miles from 
his grandfather's in Petersham. They had three sons 
and nine daughters. Two sons and three daughters 
settled in Windham Co., Vt., one daughter married a 
Waite and removed to Michigan ; another married a 
Duncan, of Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N. Y. His son 
John (2765) married in Newfane in 1795, lived for a time 
in Brattleboro, and removed eventually, with a son, to 
Gill, Mass., where he died at the age of ninety-eight. 
He lived and died as an eminent Christian. His wife 
was Rebecca Chamberlain. They had two sons and 
three daughters. His oldest son, Lyman (2809), has 
lived at Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer Co., for more than fifty 
years. He desired a liberal education and a professional 
life, and commenced a preparation for college. After a 
year's study his sight failed, and his health forbade the 
continuance of his plans. He sought an opportunity, 
and spent two years with an active -minded, practical 
mechanic in laying the foundation for restored health and 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 79 

the proper improvement of his mind by his own per- 
sonal efforts, waiting the indications of Providence to 
direct his future course. 

In 1823 he went to Hoosick Falls on a temporary 
engagement. One thing opened the way for another. 
Year after year passed away, until, at length, he became 
interested in a manufactory of shearing machines for 
cloth-dressing, when he married and made that place his 
home. He was successful in business ; but that did not 
quench his zeal for the improvement of his mind and the 
acquisition of knowledge. 

He delighted in the study of natural science, and has 
gathered a large library of works in that department, all 
of which he has made his own by careful reading ; and 
his mind has felt their influence to such an extent that 
Williams College conferred on him the honorary A.M. 
and placed him on the Board of Trustees. 

He has gathered and labeled a cabinet of geology and 
mineralogy of 5,000 specimens with his own hand, and 
has them arranged in a building prepared for it on his 
own grounds. 

Mr. Wilder was one of the original members of the 
Presbyterian church in that village, and has been one of 
its elders from its origin, and for the larger part of the 
time one of the Trustees of the Society. 

His acquaintances say that there is scarce an item in 
the advance and improvement of the village but bears 
the impress of his genius and taste ; and he will leave be- 
hind him a family which will confirm the faith of Chris- 
tians in the covenant of God with His Church and His 
abounding promises of grace. 

John (2812), son of John, son of Joshua, married in New- 
fane, Sarah Kidder in 1833. He had six children, of 
whom five died in infancy. In 1848 he removed to Gill 
and resided there, caring for his aged father. One son, 
Sedgwick Porter, was a graduate of Beloit College and of 
Yale Theological Seminary, and is now pastor of the 
Congregational church in Brandon, Vt. 

Solomon (2766), the second son of Joshua, was a farmer 



80 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

of Brattleboro, Vt. Married Lavinia Miller, and had 
nine children. One son, Joseph, is a farmer of Brattle- 
boro ; married Delia Merifield, and had five children, 
only one of whom is living. 

The remainder of the family of Solomon are in the 
neighboring towns. 

Abel (2751), son of Joshua, son of Nathanael, was in 
Wardsboro, Vt., in 1790, when fifty-four years of age. 
We have not been able to learn much of his history. He 
was a blacksmith by trade, and died in Guilford at an 
advanced age. 

We have, with much effort and care, been able to find 
four of his children, and to some extent to learn their line- 
age. It is not improbable that he had more children. 
His son Joel was born in 1763, when he was twenty-five 
years old ; Joseph was born November 12, 1765. Of 
Joshua we know nothing but the name. Amherst was 
born in 1771, then a daughter, who married a Harris, we 
know not her name. 

Joel (2773) lived in Littleton, N. H., and removed to 
Somerville, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He married in 1783 
Lydia Morse, of Newfane, where his eldest son was born. 
He was killed by the kick of a horse in 1835 at seventy- 
two years of age. His son Joel was killed by one of the 
same team one year before. He had nine children, who, 
with their descendants, are now in St. Lawrence Co., 
N. Y., and in Illinois, Texas, and Michigan. 

Joseph (2774), son of Abel, born in 1765, was a black- 
smith of Wardsboro. Married about 1790 Miss Abigail 
Partridge, and had seven children ; she died in 1846. One 
son is now living in Wilmington, Vt. His descendants 
are in Wardsboro and Guilford ; some are living in Steu- 
ben Co., N. Y.; others are in other towns in Vermont. 

Amherst Wilder (2776) we claim as a son of Abel, 
though we have not the testimony of record ; yet there is 
a train of facts associated with his name which can not 
otherwise be explained. No testimony short of the family 
or town record of his birth, in connection with other 
parentage, can show that the place we assign him in the 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 8 1 

genealogy is not the correct one. He married in Nevvfane 
Miss Mary Preston, daughter of Samuel Preston, Esq., 
and had a daughter born in Orwell, Vt., December 10, 
1795, who married, August, 1824, James Beard, the 
father of A. W. Beard, Esq., of Boston, Mass. Another, 
Mary, was born in Cavendish, 1798, who married Lewis 
Persons, and has three children. Nancy, born 1801, 
married Simeon Burbank, of Ludlow, Vt., and had nine 
children. One son, Alanson, was born in Cavendish in 
1802. He was a leading man in the town of his birth 
until 1862, when he removed to St. Pauls, Minn, where 
he died in 1875. He had two children — Amherst H., 
now a distinguished man of business in St. Pauls, and 
Helen Marion, who is the wife of Colonel John L. 
Merriam, of St. Pauls. 

Amherst was by trade a tanner and currier. In 1821 
he removed to Lewis, Essex Co., N. Y., where he died in 
1859 m hi s eighty -third year. 

His children all had families, among whom were men 
of wealth and distinction in the different business pro- 
fessions, chiefly in Minnesota, Troy, N. Y., and Boston, 
Mass. 

Solomon (2754), son of Joshua. A town history has 
the name of Solomon Wilder, who we suppose must be 
the one now before us. His mother's name was Keyes, and 
when about fifty years of age he was in Whitehall, N. Y. 
He had seven children. One son was Keyes Wilder. 
His wife was Betsy Ballard. They were in Dryden, 
N. Y., in 1 8 19, where she joined the Congregational 
church. 

John Wilder (2756), son of Joshua, lived on the farm 
on Swift River, in Ware, and when about fifty-six years 
of age, was thrown from a load of hay, and killed. He 
married Mary Rice, of Sturbridge, in 1776, and had four 
children. His eldest, Benjamin (2787), succeeded him 
on the old farm until 1836, when he removed to Rich- 
field Springs, where his youngest son now resides. He 
had nine children. His eldest son, Hyrum Wilder (2870), 
was for many years a tavern-keeper, first in Ware, then 
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82 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

in Sudbury, then in Boston, and other places. He is 
now a real estate agent in San Francisco. He had two 
sons: one, Waldo H. (2977), is an actor in Union Square 
Theater; William P. (2978), is a produce dealer in New 
York city. Their mother died at an advanced age in 
October, 1877, in Jersey City, N. J. 

A daughter of Benjamin married Warren Needham, 
a farmer, of Wales, Mass., and has eight children. 

Nathanael (2758), son of Joshua, born in Dec, 175 1. 
He died in February, 1852, one hundred j^ears and two 
months old. He was less than two years old when his 
father removed to his farm on Swift River. One of his 
great-grandchildren gave it as a tradition in the family 
that when of age, he bought the land and water-power 
which is now the village of Ware, but thinking it a bad 
bargain, he sold it for less than three hundred dollars, 
and bought land at Gilbertsville. He finally settled on 
a farm in Wendall, about twenty miles north of the old 
Swift River farm. 

In 1773 he married Serena Dickinson, by whom he had 
six children, five sons and a daughter. He was a man 
of great physical energy and powers of endurance. He 
was able to attend to his ordinary duties, and to work a 
large portion of his time on his farm until near the close 
of his life. At ninety-five he could mount his horse and 
ride to meeting on the Sabbath three miles. 

He has left behind him but few descendants, and of 
these we have been able to obtain very little, except the 
names of the sons ; their occupations and residences, the 
names of their wives and most of their daughters, even 
the dates of marriages, births, and deaths, have been 
studiously withheld. A grandson, Jonas of West Rupert, 
had nine years ago, issued a circular for information 
and facts for such a history of the Wilders. He wrote 
to me in July, 1875, that he had gathered a vast amount 
of material, but that he was not able to use it himself. 
Yet he has declined repeated solicitations for a proper 
arrangement for the use of his material for this book, by 
leaving all my letters unanswered. How much of the 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 83 

history ot the Wilders of Vermont has been withheld 
from me, on that account, I shall never know, but justice 
requires this ; that the blame may not all rest on the author 
of this work. 

We are sorry that even a very few of the race have, 
for any reason, failed to send us the facts that were within 
their knowledge, which we have solicited, and which 
would have rendered so much more complete the history 
that has been otherwise so cheerfully and abundantly 
furnished by others. 



CHAPTER XIV. 

THE LINEAGE OF BEZALEEL AND AHOLIAB, SONS OF 
NATHANAEL. 

Bezaleel Wilder (95), son of Nathanael, settled in 
Shutesbury, in that part which was afterward the south- 
west part of Wendall. He had two sons and one 
daughter, to whom he divided his large farm, and spent 
his last days with them. We know only what is found 
in the traditions of the family respecting Bezaleel and 
his children. He had three — Bezaleel, Nathanael, and 
Elizabeth. 

Bezaleel (3042) was born in 175 1, married Sarah 
Adams, and had seven children. One of them married 
Wilder Johnson, of Maine, and his descendants are in 
that State. 

Charles (3047) settled in Wendall, removed in 1823 to 
Northfield, and in 1830 to Sheridan, N. Y. 

Levi (3048), son of Bezaleel, was a shoemaker of Wen- 
dell, and his children are in Chesterfield, Palmer, and 
Montague. 

Hannah (3049) married Alexander Zuill, of Munson, 
where his family now lives. 

Nathanael (3043) married Anna Johnson, and had five 
children, and died on his farm in Wendell. Of his 
children, only one was married, and had one child, a 
daughter. 

Elizabeth (3044) married John Ross, a farmer, of Wen- 
dell, and had four children, two of whom died unmarried, 
over seventy years of age. 

The descendants of Charles, and his sisters Betsy and 
Hannah, are quite numerous. 

Aholiab (96), son of Nathanael, also settled in Shutes- 
bury, and had five children. Catharine was baptized in 
Northampton in 1741, and was recorded as the daughter 
of Aholiab and Catharine Wilder. At this time Aholiab 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 85 

was twenty-four years old. His son, Aholiab, died in 
childhood. His sons, Daniel Witherbee, Samuel, and 
Joshua, had large families, and lived to an advanced age. 

Daniel W. (3172), in 1770 married Elizabeth Bar- 
nard, of Shutesbury. They lived for a time in Shel- 
burne, and removed to Waitsfield, Vt., where he spent 
the remainder of his long life, and died in his eighty-ninth 
year. 

A granddaughter says of him : " He was of the strictest 
of Christian men of the olden style. He read the Bible 
at his family altar in lessons, a whole chapter at a time, 
and repeated the same form of prayer, with variations, 
to meet the morning and evening services only. 1 have 
never known him to pray in the prayer-meeting but 
once. Every Saturday, when the sun was an hour from 
setting, every man and beast was released from work on 
the farm, in order that preparation might be made to 
keep the Sabbath day holy. Then followed the gathering 
up of clothing, and whatever was needed for the Sabbath 
use, and its preparation for the Sabbath service. Bath- 
ing, changing of raiment, shaving, cleaning of shoes, etc. 
No beds were made, nor floors swept, until the setting 
of the sun ; nor was any cooking done which could be 
avoided until the Sabbath was over. Every child of 
suitable age went to church, while the old dog, who 
every other day would follow his master, would, of his 
own accord, invariably take his position as home guard 
under the table. 

" He lived till he did not know his own family, and 
often would start for meeting in the middle of the week. 

" One night his faithful daughter, as usual, saw him 
comfortably disposed of for the night, and when, in the 
morning, she went to call him to his breakfast, he had 
gone to his final rest. God had kept him, and in His own 
time came and took him home. 

" He had ten children and sixty-four grandchildren, 
many of whom had large families, and a widely increas- 
ing lineage." 



86 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

We have, in the history of Daniel W. Wilder, a prac- 
tical exhibition of the principles and the training in 
regard to the Sabbath and the worship of God, and obe- 
dience to His law, which underlies the mental activity 
and power, and the strict moral integrity of the past 
generations of New England people. A careful exami- 
nation will show that those who live most closely to the 
lives of those Christians of the olden style, are the most 
reliable, honest, and faithful in public life, while almost, 
without exception, the unfaithful public servants, the 
defaulters, and those who have been notably dishonest 
in their business relations, if they were members of 
churches, were of the class who sneer at the old Puritan 
religion and its doctrines, the pardon of sin through the 
atonement of Christ. And of scores of ministers of the 
different classes, who have been guilty of impurity or 
dishonesty, there is not one who has not first repudiated 
the Christian Sabbath and the Puritan faith. 

Of the children of Daniel W., Daniel (3176) settled in 
Burlington as a carpenter and builder. He married Persis 
Chandler, a sister of the late Dr. Amariah Chandler, of 
Greenfield, who boarded with his sister while in college. 
Dr. C. studied Theology with Dr. Packard, his pastor, in 
Shelburne. He was first settled in Waitsfield, the home 
of Daniel W. He was installed at Greenfield in 1832, 
where he continued to labor until he was called home, 
at an advanced age. Daniel had five children, of whom 
one, John C. (3217), was a minister. He spent two years 
in Vermont University, when his health failed. After 
private studies he was ordained to the work of the 
ministry, and preached for over twenty years in the 
towns in Addison Co. The University gave him the 
honorary A. M. At length, in feeble health, he retired 
from the ministry, and became a farmer in Charlotte, 
where he has since resided. 

A daughter of Deacon Daniel Wilder, Caroline (3219), 
in 1 83 1 married Rev. Theron Baldwin, then a missionary 
in Illinois. He was one of the most efficient promoters 
of education in the new States of the West, and one of 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 87 

the founders of Illinois College, and was for many years 
at the head of the Monticello Female Seminary, the 
Mount Holyoke of the West. 

In 1840 he, with other friends of collegiate education 
at the West, originated the Society for the Promotion of 
Collegiate Education in the West, of which he was the 
Secretary and General Manager for twenty-eight years. 
In this work he did very much toward the endowment 
of colleges for the new settlements at the West, and in 
giving a right direction to the unbounded liberality of 
the Eastern churches for that purpose. He died in 1834 
in Hartford, Conn., where Mrs. Wilder now resides. They 
had five children, of whom one is a merchant in New 
York. 

The other children of Daniel are not known to us. 

Levi Wilder (3177), son of Daniel W., had three wives 
and ten children, whose families, with those of his 
brothers, are no inconsiderable portion of the hardy and 
thriving farmers of Central Vermont. 

Two of his sisters married Josiah and Moses Dole, of 
Shelburne, Mass., and their descendants are of different 
names, yet spreading the Wilder characteristics over a 
large part of Franklin County. 

The whole line of Daniel W. Wilder were celebrated 
for two leading traits, says one of his grandchildren — 
piety and poverty. 

Samuel Wilder (3173), son of Aholiab, settled first in 
Deerfield, where in 1773 he married Rebecca Nims. 
He was a farmer. He afterward (we know not when) 
removed to Conway, where he died. He had thirteen 
children. Some of them lived and died in Conway. 
One settled in Shelburne, and two of them removed to 
Michigan. 

Israel Wilder (3195), son of Samuel, lived and died in 
Conway in his eighty-sixth year. He was like his father, 
a farmer, and his six children were all of the same em- 
ployment. 

Samuel (3198), son of Samuel, had one son and three 
daughters, and is now living in Hinsdale, N. Y. 



88 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

His son, George S. Wilder, is a large manufacturer of 
socket tools. He has two children. 

Joshua Wilder, son of Samuel, was a farmer in Shel- 
burne. Married Lavinia Long, and had two sons and 
two daughters. One of his sons is agent in London of 
the Elgin Watch Company. 

Joshua Wilder (3199), the youngest son of Aholiab, 
settled in Dummerston, Vt. In 1781 he married Laura 
Harris. He was a successful farmer. Had thirteen chil- 
dren, the most of whom settled in that and the neighbor- 
ing towns. He was chosen deacon of the Congregational 
church at its organization in 1779, and continued until 
his death. One of his sons, Dan (3204), was born in 1786, 
and died in 1875, aged eighty-nine years. He was a suc- 
cessful farmer and a deacon of the church. 

Leroy, son of Dan, who was also a farmer of Dummer- 
ston, married Patience Gould in 1834, had seven children, 
five of whom died in childhood. 



CHAPTER XV. 

LINEAGE OF JERAHMEEL AND ELIAS. 

Jerahmeel (98), son of Nathanael, was born in Lan- 
caster, and removed with his father to Petersham. Late 
in life he removed to Barre. He married Sarah Clark, 
of Worcester, and had nine children, of whom the first 
and the last were sons. One of his grandsons has left on 
record that Jerahmeel, his first son, died young. His 
daughter Abigail (3513) married Silas Rice, of Cam- 
bridge, N. Y., the grandfather of Victor M. Rice, late 
Superintendent of Public Instruction in New York. 
Sybil married Cyprian Baker, of Petersham. 

Abel Wilder (3518), sou of Jerahmeel (98), married 
Relief, the daughter of Timothy Whitney, Esq., of Win- 
chendon. The)' lived in Petersham, and there had four- 
teen children. About the period of the war with Great 
Britain, or later, he removed to Barre, where he died in 
1831. Of his children, Abel, Silas, and Joel died in Ohio ; 
Lucy in Vermont; Relief in New York; Paul in Michi- 
gan ; Simon, Nathanael, Barnabas, Lydia, and Abigail in 
Massachusetts. Polly (Mrs. Wheelock) yet survives. 

Of grandchildren we have the names of 23. Yet Abel 
had 10 ; Nathanael, 4 ; Joel, 9 ; Paul at least 8 ; Relief, 
3 ; Lucy, number unknown ; Polly 3 ; so that the number 
approximates 70. 

Abel (3546), son of Abel, born at Petersham, Septem- 
ber 1, 1783. He married, January 19, 1808, Asenath 
Smith, daughter of Wm. Smith, of Barre, of Irish Pres- 
byterian stock, and of Katherine Williams, daughter of 
Hon. Abraham Williams, of Marlborough. They made 
their home one year at St. Albans, Vt., three years at 
Berkshire, Vt., whence they removed to Verona, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., where they remained about forty years. 



90 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

They then sold the homestead, and removed in 1852 
to Chester, Geauga Co., Ohio, where they made their 
home with William S. Wilder, their oldest son. Mrs. 
Wilder died in 1863 and he in 1869. 

They had ten children, as follows : William Smith 
Wilder (3544), born at St. Albans, Vt., November 26, 
1808, married Sarah C. Adams, of Westmoreland, N. Y., 
December 28, 1835, and removed to Chester, Ohio, where 
he died in January, 1870. He had nine children. The 
eldest died in Nebraska in 1855. Theodore, the second 
son, born in 1838, was a graduate of Oberlin College. At 
the outbreak of the civil war he left his class, entered the 
army, and was dangerously wounded at the battle of 
South Mountain, Va. After his recovery, he completed 
his course. He became a Professor in Ripon College, 
Wisconsin, where he died in 1871, leaving a widow. 
Angeline, the wife of Mr. Williams, lives in Chester ; 
Martha, the youngest daughter, is married, and lives in 
California , William S., the youngest son, now married, 
lives at the family homestead in Chester. 

Lydia Lucretia Wilder (3545), horn at Berkshire, April 
2, 1810, married Asahel Baker, of Marcellus, N. Y., in 
1843, an d removed to Chester, where she still resides. 
She is a widow, and has no children. She is a member 
of the Congregational church. 

Abel (3546), born in Berkshire, November, 1812, re- 
moved to Ohio in 1836 and lived at Painesville. He died 
in March, 1843. 

Asenath (3547), born at Verona, December 16, 1814; 
married Samuel K. Avery, January 20, 1836. They re- 
moved from Verona to Lisbon, Kendall Co., Illinois, in 
1847, where she died, November 26, 1874. She was the 
mother of seven children, all of them but one now living. 
She belonged to the Congregational church. 

Judge Barnabas H. (3548), born at Verona, October 4, 
1816, was married in 1841 to Miss Amanda Ferree, of 
Connersville, Indiana. He made his home at Washing- 
ton and Brighton, Iowa. Lost his wife in 1848, who 
had borne two children. The oldest of these, Theresa 




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HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 91 

Asenath, married a young man named Wessenger, who 
died in the army. In April, 1876, she married Mr. 
Samuel K. Avery, of Lisbon, former husband of her aunt. 
Judge Wilder married Miss Emma Beale, of Chester, 
Ohio, in 1850, and had two children, Arthur and Cathe- 
rine. He removed to John's Branch, Missouri, in 1865, 
and is now a resident of Mexico, Mo., where he holds the 
office of Judge. His daughter, Catherine, graduated at 
Harding College in 1876, and was " Valedictorian " of the 
class. She is now a teacher in the college. Judge W. 
belongs to the Presbyterian church. 

George Williams (3549), born at Verona, December 18, 
1818 ; removed to Euclid (now Cleveland), Ohio, in 1844, 
and died in 1846. Though professing religion, he be- 
longed to no church. He was a Perfectionist. 

David Wilder, M.D. (3550), born at Verona, N. Y., 
March 27, 1821 ; married Miss Elizabeth A. Williams, of 
Howlett Hill, N. Y., June 26, 1844. He was a physician, 
and made his residence at Smithville Flats, Chenango 
Co., N. Y., where he died, September, 1850. (He left 
three children; Susan Elizabeth, born April, 1845, now 
wife of Rev. Mr. Jewell, of Parma Center, N. Y. ; David 
George, now a homeopathic physician at Fremont, Ohio ; 
and John. Both sons are married and have children). 
Dr. W. was, for some time, a member of the Baptist 
church in Vernon, N. Y., but withdrew because of dif- 
ferences of belief, and never again belonged to a religious 
organization. 

Alexander Wilder (3551) was born at Verona, May 14, 
1823. He also grew up on the farm, and, like the other 
members of the family, attended the district school. It 
should be subjoined that " School District No. 4, Verona," 
had a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its 
teachers and pupils. He, however, began to learn at 
home. Having gone with his brother and sister to Sun- 
day-school, at three years old, he was presented with an 
" alphabetical card," from which he learned the letters. 
At four he attended school ; at six he had his first writ- 
ing-book, began the study of Geography, and won the 



92 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

prize for being oftenest at the head of the second spelling 
class. It was a New Testament, and was read through at 
once. He detected two misprints, croos for "cross" 
(John xix. 25), and Chirst for " Christ," in first Epistle to 
Corinthians. He became, of course, a proof-reader in later 
life. At seven he studied English Grammar ; at eight, 
Goodrich's History of the United States ; at nine, Da- 
boll's Arithmetic ; then History, Natural Philosophy, and 
Rhetoric ; followed, at fourteen, by Botany, Chemistry, 
Latin, and Surveying. This was the last of going to 
school. At fifteen he taught in a district school in the 
town, now city, of Rome. In the summer months of 1838 
and 1839 ne recited his lessons in Latin and Greek to 
Rev. Benjamin Lockwood and Rev. Charles F. Butler, 
pastors in turn of the Congregational church of Verona, 
to which his parents belonged. Henceforward, except 
for intervals of two or three years, he remained on the 
farm till 185 1, adding meanwhile the study cf Algebra 
and higher Mathematics, the French and Hebrew lan- 
guages, medicine, political and other science. He al- 
most literally forced his way, procuring books with much 
difficulty, and having little other assistance. 

This avidity for knowledge was doubtless inherited 
from both parents. The Boardmans and Williamses, from 
whom his mother descended, were well-reared and cul- 
tivated, and she was almost insatiably fond of reading. 
A weekly newspaper, the Utica Observer, then the Utica 
Sentinel and Gazette, Oneida Democrat, and William 
Goodell's Friend of Man, had been regularly taken ; and 
there was a small family library of pretty robust litera- 
ture, embracing such books as " Hervey's Meditations," 
Wardlaw's folio on the Trinity, J. McDowell upon the 
" Decrees," Clinton on " Infant Baptism," " Life of David 
Brainerd," Captain Riley's " Narrative," Miss J. Porter's 
" Thaddeus of Warsaw," " Clcelia," an heirloom from 
the Boardman-Williams ancestry, all which were re- 
peatedly read. The School District Library, established 
in 1839 — an agency that can not be praised too highly — 
supplemented these by a wider selection of works on 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 93 

history, natural science, biography, political economy, 
etc. In the same way he pursued the study of medi- 
cine, receiving afterward three diplomas for scholarship. 
He had, in early life, contemplated a professional and 
literary career, but abandoned the purpose at the desire 
of his father. Subsequent experience on the homestead 
convinced him that two men of tastes and inclinations 
widely diverse could not wisely be associated in busi- 
ness. It had never been his intention to teach or practice 
medicine. But the symptoms of pulmonary disease at 
the age of twenty, and the premature death of three 
brothers and a sister, about the same period, shook what- 
ever confidence he had in the current modes of practice. 
He noticed that physicians had but little faith in their 
own methods, and soon came to the conclusion that 
he must learn the art for himself, or hasten early to the 
grave. Having left the farm for good in 1850, he de- 
livered courses of lectures two years at a medical college 
in Syracuse, upon Human Physiology, Chemistry, and 
Anatomy, demonstrating and teaching the latter by dis- 
sections. He next, in 1852, entered the vocation of his 
choice, and was assistant editor in turn of the Syracuse 
Star, Journal, and Republican, casting his first presidential 
ballot for John P. Hale. 

In 1854, at the invitation of the Superintendent, his kins- 
man, the Hon. Victor M. Rice, he entered the Department 
of Public Instruction, then just created by the Legisla- 
ture. In 1855 he became editor of the New York Teacher, 
an educational magazine, and afterward of the American 
College Review. Visiting Springfield, 111., in January, 
1857, he draughted the charter of the Illinois Normal 
University, selecting the name, and had the pleasure to 
see it become a law. While there he was a guest of 
Professor Abel Wilder Estabrook, a prominent educator 
in that State. 

The same year he was a teacher in the School of the 
Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in the city of New 
York. In 1858 he made the acquaintance of the Hon. 
John Bigelow, for whom he always cherished a deep 



94 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

regard. That gentleman placed him on the staff of the 
Evening Post, where he remained thirteen years as re- 
porter, legislative correspondent, and " general utility 
man." He now made the acquaintance of many leading 
public men — among them Vice-Presidents Wheeler, 
Colfax, and Wilson ; Governors Andrew, Yates, Morgan, 
King, Seymour, Fenton, Hoffman, Wood, and Robinson. 
He was familiar and expert on financial and political 
topics, and indeed became somewhat of an oracle in that 
way. He was sometimes humorously denominated " The 
Political Encyclopaedia." Politicians do not wish for 
such men. He was not without his influence in public 
matters, and was repeatedly gratified at seeing the men 
with whom he had been confidentially associated elevated 
shortly afterward to higher official position. Among 
these were Governor Robinson, Hon. F. A. Conkling, 
C. M. Depew, and C. T. Hulburd. His predictions and 
calculations were often sought in political matters. In 
i860, at the request of Mr. Bigelow, he compiled a list of 
counties in New York, with his estimate of their average 
political majority. It footed up 47,500 for Abraham 
Lincoln for President. The actual average was 47,700. 
The next year the Hon. Lucius Robinson becoming the 
Union candidate for Comptroller, asked his judgment of 
the result. He replied : " It can not be predicted, but 
your majority will be some indefinite amount over one 
hundred thousand." It was 109,447, the highest eyer given 
any man in the State. 

In 1866 there was a division in the Republican party 
owing to the course of President Johnson. Governor 
Fenton being a candidate for renomination in New York, 
Dr. Wilder waited upon him with a tabulated computa- 
tion of estimated majorities, promising him an aggregate 
of 13,000; yet the friends of the opposing candidate felt 
sure of success. " We have got you this time," said 
the Hon. A. Oakey Hall to Dr. Wilder on the afternoon 
of election-day. The newspapers of next norning were 
filled with telegraphic dispatches, which seemed to indi- 
cate a Democratic triumph. Taking his seat in the 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 95 

Evening Post office, Dr. Wilder began to analyze the 
returns, county by county, and so deduce the result. He 
had no other data. Eager visitants thronged the office, 
and by ten o'clock, after an hour's labor, it was bulle- 
tined : " Fenton's majority is not less than 9,000." It 
proved to be 1 3,700, the returns being generally almost like 
his estimate in September. In close study, one develops 
a faculty like prescience. He first suggested the Hon. 
Lucius Robinson for Comptroller of New York in 1861, 
C. M. Depew for Secretary of State in 1863, John T. 
Hoffman for Mayor of New York in 1865, Roscoe Conk- 
ling for U. S. Senator in 1866, and William A. Wheeler 
for President of the New York Constitutional Conven- 
tion in 1867 — generally the right man in the right place. 

In 1871 he was elected, on the Republican and other 
tickets, Alderman -at -large in the city of New York, 
receiving over 26,000 majority. His total vote was 
80,394 — a vote never reached by a Republican candidate. 
It was his final contact with politics. He cast his last 
vote in 1872, and withdrew from further political activitv. 
Since that time his pursuits have been literary and edu- 
cational, but in many respects hardly more agreeable. 
In 1865 the Hon. W'illiam F. Havemeyer and others had 
applied and obtained from the Legislature the Charter 
of the Eclectic Medical College of the City of New York. 
In 1867 Dr. Wilder succeeded the ex-Mayor as President 
of the institution. In 1873 he consented, protesting, and 
in violation of his own inclination and judgment, to 
occupy the Chair of Physiology and Psychological Med- 
icine. He held these positions till 1877, earnestly endeav- 
oring to place the institution on a secure financial basis, 
raise its educational standard, and promote its reputation 
and prosperity. Convinced that these efforts were wasted, 
he refused to go on further. Though possessing great 
faith and enthusiasm, it was always his practice to abandon 
every enterprise that he believed was not conducted 
wisely or uprightly. 

Science and literature have always been his passion. 
Limited circumstances have greatly impeded his endeav- 



g6 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

ors, but did not extinguish his ardor. He has taken little 
pains to be conspicuous in learned and other societies 
where his ideas and attainments could be advertised, nor 
often careful to prevent others from carrying off the 
meed and reputation of what he had himself performed. 
He loves knowledge for its own sake and not for its eclat. 
Always a student and thinker, he was careful only to 
know what was true and live to it. 

He has long kept aloof from religious affiliations. For 
many years he was a friend and correspondent of the 
late Professor George Bush, also of Major-General Ethan 
A. Hitchcock. From boyhood he has entertained the 
theosophical doctrines of the Platonic philosophers and 
their later descendants ; and while engaged in the diver- 
sified pursuits of every-day life, always reserved a time 
and a corner for mystic contemplation. " My creed is 
very brief," he writes ; " though, as usual, rather more 
than I understand. I believe in God, a Divine Person- 
ality, the First and the One, of and from whom are all 
things. By Him the Universe subsists. He is the 
Father of the spirits of men ; His law is written 
everywhere, and His children, inspired and guided by 
Him, perceive and obey it. Such may, and sometimes 
do, have their powers and faculties enlarged, and their 
perceptions quickened, till they are able to do and de- 
clare things which are often esteemed supernatural. But 
such faculties are for the pure and the true. Man comes 
into God as the alone going to the Alone. Of this, how- 
ever, and indeed of most interior experiences, it is not 
well to speak much or often." 

Before attaining nineteen, Dr. Wilder had prepared a 
text-book on English Grammar, and in 1846 published 
a pamphlet entitled " The Secret of Immortality Re- 
vealed." He likewise contributed to several news- 
papers and magazines. This was aside from his regular 
editorial engagements, the compensation of which was 
always meager and insufficient. He published also the 
following pamphlets : " Neo-Platonism and Alchemy ; " 
" Intermarriage of Kindred ; " " Plea for the Collegiate 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 97 

Education of Women ; " " Medical Education ; " " Pro- 
test against Vaccination;" "The Human Soul — its 
Origin and Destiny;" "Paul and Plato ; " "Prophetic 
Intuition, or The Daemon of Socrates/' etc. He also 
edited the following works : " Ancient Symbol Worship ; " 
Taylor's " Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries ; " R. P. 
Knight's " Symbolism of Ancient Art and Mythology ;" 
Hyde Clarke and C. Staniland Wake on " Serpent and 
Siva Worship ;" also, Vols. IV. and V. of the "Transac- 
tions of the Eclectic Medical Society of the State of New 
York," and Vol. V. of " Transactions of the National 
Eclectic Medical Association." He has likewise prepared 
an extended treatise on the Ancient Mystic and Ser- 
pent Worship, and a volume of Essays on various liter- 
ary and metaphysical subjects; besides making a new 
translation of the treatise of the philosoper Iamblichus 
on the Mysteries of the Egyptians and Assyrians. 

Perhaps the best estimate of his character and history 
may be found in the following description given of him, 
many years ago, by a professor of a Western college, 
which we transcribe : 

" The most careless observer will not fail to see the 
remarkable development of the front lobe of his brain, 
the elevation in the region of firmness, and the irregu- 
larity of the lateral regions, indicating a marked, decided, 
and peculiar character of great intellectual activity. He 
is remarkable for the readiness and extent of his observa- 
tion and memory ; a remarkable readiness in the acquisi- 
tion of diversified knowledge, historical, geographical, 
astronomical, biographical, professional, or pertaining to 
the business of life. He would naturally become highly 
intelligent, learned, and well-informed in any pursuit in 
which he might engage, whether literary, professional, or 
practical. His abilities would be characterized by gen- 
eral intelligence, quick intuition, and correctness of per- 
ception and judgment. He is a bold and independent 
thinker, an inflexible lover of justice, cordial and constant 
in friendship, and never forgetful of an injury or a kind 



98 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

act. He is not aggressive of contentious, but very quick 
and forcible in resistance to dictation or encroachment. 
He is disposed to shape his course independent of parties 
or cliques, but possesses the ambition, intellect, and un- 
flinching will to carry out his purposes. He is quick in 
perceiving and deciding upon what is before him, and 
therefore able to transact any business with rapidity. 
He possesses a large endowment of patience and forti- 
tude, which enable him to control the manifestation of 
his feelings, without, however, becoming really tranquil 
under annoyance. But these endowments enable him to 
persevere faithfully in difficult undertakings, and to 
struggle manfully with the difficulties of life. The 
temperament is restless, and the sensibilities quick and 
keen ; but the predominant tendency is toward intel- 
lectual pursuits. Here he might, by concentrated effort, 
attain the eminence due to merit ; but he would not seek 
the factitious reputation won by petty intrigues and pan- 
dering to popular prejudice." 

Joel D. Wilder (3542), son of Abel, son of Jerahmeel; 
born in Barre in 1802, married December 27, 1824^ 
Clarinda Cheney, and removed to Vernon, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. Here he resided until 1853, when he removed to 
Kirtland, Ohio, and in 1861 to Willoughby, Lake Co., 
where he resided until his death in April, 1872. He was 
a member of the Baptist church. His wife was also a 
member of the Baptist church for forty-four years. She 
died in the triumph of faith in 1872. They had eleven 
children living in Western New York and in Lake Co., 
Ohio. 

The following notice of his death is taken from the 
Willoughby Telegraph: 

" Mr. Joel D. Wilder died at Concord, Tuesday morn- 
ing, April 24th, aged seventy-five years. The deceased was 
a native of Barre, Mass. After his marriage he removed 
to Oneida Co., N. Y., from whence he removed to Kirt- 
land, Ohio, in 185 1, where he resided until 1861, when he 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 99 

removed to Willoughby, where he has since resided, and 
where, since the death of his wife in February, 1872, he 
and his daughter, Miss Hattie E. Wilder, have kept house, 
except when he has made an occasional visit to his 
daughter, Mrs. G. N. Tuttle, and his son, Mr. Henry 
Wilder, in Concord. While making such a visit at his 
daughter's he was taken with inflammation of the stom- 
ach, of which he died after a painful illness of more than 
two months. The deceased was a quiet, unobtrusive 
citizen, and esteemed as such by all who knew him. He 
joined the Baptist church more than fifty years ago, and 
adhered to the same faith till the time of his decease. 
Besides the children above named he left surviving one 
son, Mr. Abel M. Wilder, of Kendall, N. Y., and two 
daughters, Mrs. E. M. Taylor, of Lansing, Mich., and 
Miss Nettie R. Wilder, of San Francisco, Cal. Dr. 
Charles Wilder, a well known and highly esteemed'phy- 
sician, who died in Battle Creek, Mich., some years since, 
was a son of his." 



CHAPTER XVI. 

LINEAGE OF EPHRAIM, SON OF EPHRAIM, SON OF 
NATHANAEL. 

Ephraim (109), the eldest son of Ephraim, was born in 
Lancaster, and succeeded his father on the homestead. 
He married Anna Wilder, daughter of Thomas, son of 
John Wilder, and had by her seven children, two of 
whom died in infancy. The eldest, Ephraim (3716), born 
1733, lived in Sterling. Was a Representative and a 
member of the Convention that framed the first Constitu- 
tion of the State, and also of the Convention that ac- 
cepted the Constitution of the United States, and one 
of the seven from Worcester County who voted to 
adopt it. 

In 1755 he married Lucretia, sister of Samuel Locke, 
who in 1770 was President of Harvard College. He had 
seven sons and three daughters. Ephraim (3726), the 
eldest, married Hannah Reed, and settled first in New 
Braintree, and then in Brookfield. He had five sons and 
one daughter. Three of his sons died unmarried. The 
eldest, Joseph R. (3746), married Mary H. Nichols. 
His son, John N. (3803), was a merchant in Albany, and 
was for many years successful in business, and had retired 
on a competence. He was a warm friend of the temper- 
ance cause, and was one of the originators of the Roch- 
ester University, a Trustee and large contributor to its 
funds. He died July 15, 1858, at Ballston Springs, N. Y. 

The following obituary notice is from the New York 
Historical Magazine of August, 1858: "July 15, John N. 
Wilder, a prominent citizen of Albany, died suddenly of 
apoplexy." 

" He was well known in the city and through the 
State as a gentleman of high personal and social qual- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. IOI 

ities, and of fine acquirements. He was a retired mer- 
chant, devoting his time to literary pursuits and various 
efforts for the public good. He was President of the 
Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester, and 
one of its most liberal donors. 

" He delivered a poem to the Literary Societies at the 
commencement in 185 1, in which he displayed much 
scholarship, as well as a happy faculty of versification. 
He paid a fine tribute of respect to Governor Macy, a 
long tried friend and associate, who had a short time be- 
fore died at Ballston, where Mr. Wilder then resided with 
his family, by an attack as sudden as that which has now 
proved fatal to his friend and eulogist. Mr. Wilder was, 
in his politics, ranked with the American party, and sup- 
ported Millard Fillmore, but in his affinities he was a 
Republican. He could hardly be called a politician. 
He was much interested in the temperance cause, and 
was one of the Trustees of the Dudley Observatory. 

" His death will be much lamented by the large circle 
of friends to whom he was much endeared by his unas- 
suming manners, his general accomplishments and the 
purity of his character." 

Mary Wilder (3749), daughter of Ephraim, and sister 
of Joseph R., married in 18 16 to Ebenezer Farley, of 
Wiscasset, Me. Ebenezer Wilder Farley, late M. C, 
was their son. 

Kate (3806), daughter of Joseph R., and sister of John 
N., was married in 1834 to George W. Smith. Wilder 
Smith, once pastor of the Congregational church, Berlin, 
Conn., and now of Rockford, III., was their son. 

Timothy (3727), son of Ephraim, married, about 1785, 
Eunice Osgood, and had ten children, of whom we know 
but little. His son, Ephraim, born 1791, lived in Tem- 
pleton, married Rebecca Hunt, and had four daughters. 
Three of the children of Timothy died in infancy. 

Lucretia(3728), daughter of Ephraim, married Ebenezer 
Pope, of Sterling, a merchant, and had seven children, 
all of whom lived and died in and near their native town. 



102 HISTORY OF THE WTLDERS. 

Joel (3731), son of Ephraim, married Lucy, daughter of 
Josiah Kendall, of Sterling, and settled first in Gardner, 
then in Westminster and Lancaster. He was a farmer, 
and a deacon of the Congregational church. His son 
Joel (3772) was also a deacon, and succeeded his father 
on the farm. 

Charles Josiah (3774) lived on the same farm with his 
father Joel till 1875, when he removed to the center of 
the town. One of the daughters of Joel, Sen., married 
Deacon Otis Stearns, of Leominster, and had seven 
children, five of whom died young. One son is a mer- 
chant in Boston and one in New York city, with families. 
One daughter, Caroline Amelia, married Robert Andrews, 
a copper-plate printer of Boston. Their two sons are 
now in Brooklyn. 

Josiah Wilder (3732), son of Ephraim and Lucretia, 
removed to Rindge in 1794, and commenced selling 
goods, with his younger brother, Samuel L., then eighteen 
years old, as clerk. These were at length partners in the 
business, and on the death of Josiah in 1812, Samuel L. 
continued the business while he lived. In 1801 Josiah 
married Susan Carleton. They had two children. A 
daughter married Dr. Augustus Robbins, of Harvard. 
They resided in Holden, and afterward in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., where he died in 1855, leaving two children, who 
now reside with the mother at Great Neck, L. I. 

Alfred Montrose (3780), his only son, was for a time in 
New York, then for a year in North Carolina, again in 
New York and Brooklyn, and is now living in Newtown, 
L. I. He married Esther, daughter of Captain Lodo- 
wick L. Babcock, of New Lebanon, N. Y., and had four 
children. One died in infancy. A daughter married 
Rev. Thomas Bonsall, now living in Newtown ; and a 
son, Alfred M., who lives with the family at Newtown, 
is engaged in the coal business in New York. 

Harrison Wilder (3733), son of Ephraim, born in Ster- 
ling, remained on the old farm, which had for four gener- 
ations remained in the family. In 1803 he married 
Keziah Parsons, and had five daughters. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 103 

Samuel Locke (3734), the youngest son of Ephraim, 
born in 1776, was in 1794 associated with his brother 
Josiah in the store. Married in 1798 to Anna Sherwin, 
daughter of Jonathan Sherwin, Esq., of Rindge. They 
had five sons and four daughters, three of whom died in 
their youth. 

A letter before me, as I write, dated October 28, 1859, 
from Hon. M. P. Wilder, says : " My father, the youngest 
son of Ephraim and Lucretia Locke Wilder, resides in 
Rindge, N. H., and is now eighty-two years of age, but 
is now sitting at my side," which places his birth in 1776, 
and his marriage at twenty-one years of age, and his age, 
at his death in 1863, near eighty-seven. 

He was a remarkable man, and I can not give a better 
description of the man as he was than by repeating a 
few pages of the sermon by his pastor on the occasion of 
his death : 

" He removed to this town in 1794, and, with an older 
brother, entered upon the business of a country mer- 
chant. This business he pursued with diligence and 
success during the substance of his active life, with 
honor and profit to himself, and to the acceptance and 
satisfaction of the people. 

" Early securing the confidence of the people, he was 
soon called upon to take an active part in the service of 
the town, and was forty years one of the leading citizens 
in all public interests. Seventeen years he was the Town 
Clerk, nine years without interruption. Thirteen years in 
all he faithfully represented the town in General Court — 
a rare instance, indeed, indicating distinctly both the in- 
telligence and stability of the people, and the integrity 
and trustworthiness of his fellow-citizens. 

" Many years since, retiring, in a great measure, from 
his particular occupation and from public affairs, yet not 
abating his interest in the welfare of the community, he 
was looked and listened to for counsel and aid in all 
matters affecting the interests of the town. These are a 
few facts pertaining to his personal history. 



104 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

" As to the characteristic features of his mind and his 
habits of life, the statements to be made must necessarily 
be very imperfect. Of a clear understanding - , great fore- 
sight, singularly cautious and considerate in his judg- 
ment and in reaching his decisions ; addicted to much 
reading and reflection, he had reasons for his opinions, 
his beliefs, and his actions, and he always had an object 
to accomplish in every course which he pursued. Saga- 
cious, thoughtful, and of a calculating mind, he was most 
remarkable for order, method, and peculiar exactness, 
extending to everything with which he was concerned. 

" Of his general intelligence, sound judgment, accuracy, 
and uprightness in his business matters I need not speak. 
His general walk and conversation were well known. 

" In civil relations, he was a sound, unflinching patriot. 
In his political views, he was first a Federalist of the 
Washington and Adams school, then a Whig of the 
Webster type, and since the fall of that once powerful 
party, a Republican, finding that his life-long principles 
were thus most firmly supported. He was deeply inter- 
ested in the welfare of his country, especially in its 
present condition, and was earnest in his support of the 
Government in its efforts to overthrow the causeless 
rebellion that is upon us, and for our deliverance from 
the horrors which it has occasioned. 

" The last time this aged Christian patriot left his house 
it was to be conveyed to the Town Hall to cast his vote 
for the support of the Government in maintaining the 
struggle till perfect success shall crown its endeavors. 

" Endowed with a remarkable memory, it would be 
difficult to find a man who had not made State affairs his 
special life's study, who at the last of his long life could 
give so accurate and intelligent a statement of State and 
national transactions, both past and present. 

" In social intercourse, grave, dignified, but affable, 
having a style and manner that could not fail to be 
noticed ; instructive and interesting in his conversation, 
he may be denominated a Christian gentleman of the old 
school, so called, a class of whom only a few remain to 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 105 

adorn the circles of social life. In the family relations, if 
I may very briefly refer to them, our departed neighbor 
and citizen manifested the kindness and faithfulness of the 
husband and father, and maintained to the end the 
thoroughness and exactness that so distinctly marked 
every movement of his life. 

" But I am yet to speak of him as a Christian. At my 
first acquaintance with Mr. Wilder, I found him a firm 
believer in the peculiar doctrines of the Gospel as under- 
stood and accepted by evangelical Christians ; a firm 
supporter of Christian institutions, a constant attendant 
on the public worship of God, a strict observer of the 
Sabbath, and habitually manifesting a deep interest in 
this object and the cause of religion. One of the original 
members of this religious society, his name occupying 
the second place on the list of signatures to the Consti- 
tution, and for several years its clerk; he lived to witness 
and experience the manifest blessings which it has been 
the means of conferring upon this whole community, and 
to participate in the services and enjoyments of the for- 
tieth anniversary of the first ordination of a pastor under 
its provisions. 

" After years of mingled hopes and fears as to his own 
personal interest in Christ, he at length, in the spring of 
1842, after the experience of a strong conflict, came to 
the settled enjoyment of the Christian hope. He was 
admitted to the Church on the profession of his faith in 
Christ in April, 1842, and from that hour a light and 
pillar in the Church, he walked in all the ordinances of 
the Lord's House blameless. Retaining of course his 
characteristic consideration and system, he seriously, 
using his own words, set up his waymarks, and by their 
guide and promptings he walked with undeviating steps 
from strength to strength till he had reached the end 
of his pilgrimage. 

"As this aged Christian advanced in years, and his 
bodily infirmities increased, he grew in grace, in spirit- 
uality, in depth of Christian experience, and in all the 
fruits of the Spirit. 



106 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

"Always trustful, reserved, and cautious in communi- 
cating- his own feelings and his experience in spiritual 
things, yet entertaining increasingly clear and admiring 
views of the wonderful scheme of salvation revealed in 
the Gospel, he relied with unshaken trust on Jesus Christ 
as his all-sufficient Saviour." 




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ENT OF THE AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 



CHAPTER XVII. 

MARSHALL PINCKNEY WILDER. 

Marshall P. Wilder (3788), son of Samuel Locke, 
was born in Rindge, N. H., September 22, 1798. For 
the history of this eminent man I am indebted main- 
ly to what has been written by others, and I am under 
the necessity of using the facts and much of the lan- 
guage in which they are expressed as it is furnished 
to my hand ; yet it is so modified by selections and con- 
densation, as to express my own views, not theirs. 

His grandmother was a sister of Samuel Locke, who, 
from 1770 to 1773, was President of Harvard College, 
and from whom his father received his name. 

The town of Rindge, where he was born, was at first 
settled by a hardy, industrious class of men, tillers of the 
soil. It was famous at the time of the Revolution for the 
daring and whole-souled patriotism of its inhabitants. 
Hardly had the news of the battle of Lexington reached 
them, ere a company of fifty men was raised, equipped, 
and sent to the scene of conflict. 

The population of the town has never been large, yet 
it must be remembered that many rural towns of its one 
thousand or twelve hundred inhabitants have been the 
nursery of young men who, when their education has 
been completed, have, like fledged birds leaving the ma- 
ternal nest, sought some larger, more enterprising place. 
The granite hills of New Hampshire have produced 
many of the best minds of the nation, who have shed 
their lustre in every department of life. The names of 
Payson, Webster, Cass, Woodbury, Chase, and others of 
like reputation, are not the property of their native 
towns ; they belong to the world. 

Such was the birth-place of Marshall P. Wilder. From 
the door of his father's house he could look over this 
vast range of hills and valleys, covered with the abodes 
of industry and comfort, with their flocks and herds. 



108 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

From some eminence he could count ten or more of the 
church spires of the neighboring towns. Why should 
he not be a lover of nature? The writer of this sketch, 
born the same year, has often, from the home of his boy- 
hood, six miles south of Rindge, gazed upon this scene 
of beauty and grandeur, gathered the wild fruit of those 
hills, and caught the fish of those ponds and streams. 
We shall never know how much the world is indebted 
to the influence of these rural scenes upon the life of 
Marshall P. Wilder, in preparing him for the position he 
has occupied, and the influence he has exerted in pro- 
moting the various departments of the cultivation of the 
soil. It would be strange indeed if the influences around 
home in his early life had not done much to form his 
character, and that would leave its impress on all his 
future career. 

His parents had not imbibed the pernicious modern 
notion that the child's earliest years should be devoted to 
amusement, or that which would make him happy. The 
old, old adage, " Train up a child in the wa) 7 he should 
go, and when he is old he will not depart from it," was 
with them an abiding rule ; and they sent their son to the 
district school, when four years old. It is at least proba- 
ble that that school, in the old house hard by his father's 
door, for the first five years, had more influence in the 
formation of his character and the training of his mind 
for the versatility and greatness of maturer years than 
all that was afterward done for his mental cultivation. 

The great men of the past were those who, in their child- 
hood, were taught subordination and were habituated to 
constant and useful employment. They learned, before 
six years of age, that time was a gift of God, too valuable 
to be wasted or lost. 

After Marshall had finished his course at the district 
school, at twelve years of age, he spent one year at the 
New Ipswich Academy, and afterward studied for a 
time with private tutors. It was his father's desire that 
he should choose one of the learned professions, but his 
taste was not in that direction ; and when he was sixteen 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. IO9 

years of age he gave him his choice of three things — to 
go to college, to work on the farm, or to be a merchant. 
He chose the farm. It was an exhibition of the taste 
which he expressed forty-five years later, when on a visit 
to his native town : " I think I can truly say, that from 
the day when my sainted mother first took me into the 
garden to help to clear and keep it, I have never seen 
the time when I did not love the cultivation of the soil ; 
and I shall never cease to feel that a part of my humble 
mission on earth is to promote the most honorable and 
useful of all employments." 

It was not long before the business of the store in- 
creased, so that his father took him to assist in its man- 
agement. Here he began, as other boys, to earn his 
promotion. It was here, under his father's care and in- 
struction, that he acquired habits of industry, method, 
and punctuality, and gained a knowledge of trade which 
enabled him to rise in self-possession and gain the esteem 
of trustworthy men, until he was fitted for, and promoted 
to, a partnership in the mercantile concern. 

He was now twenty-one, and the following year he 
married Miss Tryphosa Jewitt, daughter of Dr. Stephen 
Jewett, of Rindge. He continued in the firm of S. L. 
Wilder & Son four years. In 1825 he removed to Boston, 
where, in the firm of Wilder & Payson, he began the whole- 
sale dry -goods business, inUnion Street. He was afterward 
in North Market Street, in the firm of Wilder & Smith ; 
then at Central Wharf, No. 3, in his own name. He was 
in the wholesale and importing business until 1837. He 
then became a partner with the commission house of 
Parker, Blanchard 4 & Wilder, in Water Street, and since 
that time of Parker, Wilder & Co., of Winthrop Square, 
Boston, with a branch in Leonard Street, New York. 

In all the crises of commercial embarrassments through 
which the business world has passed, he has never failed 
to meet his obligations. He has ever maintained an hon- 
orable reputation, and with uniform success. He has, 
from the first, stood in the front rank as a merchant, and 
has for many years borne his full share of trust and re- 



IIO HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

sponsibility in the financial and commercial institutions 
of the time. 

Trade, and the accumulation of wealth, has not en- 
grossed all his time and mind, as is too frequently the 
way with business men. In his prosperity, wide fields 
were opened before him, in which the time not actually 
devoted to business could be used for the benefit of man- 
kind and their elevation in taste and social life, and he 
did not hesitate to enter upon their improvement. 

Tn July, 183 1, the wife of his youth was removed from 
her earthly to her heavenly mansion. She left four chil- 
dren to the care of their grief-stricken father, and the 
home, so long the center of attraction, was filled with 
gloom. In his loneliness and sorrow he sought a change 
of residence, in which he could fill up his time with em- 
ployments suited to his taste. 

In 1832 he bought the country seat in Dorchester, for- 
merly the residence of Governor Increase Sumner, near 
Grove Hall, on the line of Roxbury, where he has since 
resided. 

While his business was not neglected, his leisure hours 
have been given to agricultural and horticultural pur- 
suits. He gave the most careful attention for several 
years to the cultivation of his grounds. Rising early, 
and with habits of industry and economy of time, formed 
in early life, he found no difficulty in overseeing and 
directing all his plans. 

His choicest flowers, plants, and fruits were gathered 
often from foreign countries, and, by cultivation, were 
improved, and new varieties obtained, until, in a few 
years, he had a collection that was unsurpassed for beauty 
and extent by any of his co-laborers. 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society was chartered 
in 1829. Mr. Wilder was one of the earliest and most 
efficient supporters of this Society, which originated the 
Mount Auburn Cemetery and Experimental Gardens ; 
and when, five years later, the two objects were sepa- 
rated and the Mount Auburn Cemetery Association was 
formed, Mr. Wilder's proposition to relinquish the title 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. Ill 

to the cemetery lands and franchise to the company, on 
condition that they should pay a specified proportion 
of their income from the sale of lots to the Horticultural 
Society forever, was accepted, and has proved one of the 
most beneficial acts of his life. The Temple of the Horti- 
cultural Society on Tremont Street is an elegant standing 
monument of its advantages to the Society. They have 
already received from this arrangement more than one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and the annual in- 
come is to continue for all coming time. 

Probably no one has done more during the last forty 
years for the improvement of the public interest in agri- 
culture and horticulture than the subject of this sketch. 
In 1848 a meeting of gentlemen from the several States 
who were interested in the cultivation of fruit, was held 
in New York, under the auspices of the American In- 
stitute. The National Congress was organized, with Mr. 
Wilder as its president. After some changes, it became 
the American Pomological Society, and this is the 
twenty-ninth year of its existence, with Mr. Wilder at its 
head, its sessions having been held in the principal cities 
of our country up to the present time. 

The various societies of Massachusetts for the improve- 
ment of the culture of the productions of the earth, were, 
to a great extent, shaped and arranged by his mind. The 
secret of his success, as the executive officer of these 
societies, undoubtedly was that he had much to do with 
their formation, and was familiar with all their machinery, 
and was, in fact, but executing his own plans. 

Mr. Wilder had little taste for public life, but he has 
served as a Representative and Senator in the Massachu- 
setts Legislature, was President of the Senate, and has 
also been on the Governor's Council, and discharged the 
duties of these several offices with credit to himself and 
honor to the Commonwealth. He had much taste for 
military matters. Soon after his removal to Boston he 
joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 
already referred to. He wished to see it restored to its 
pristine rank in public opinion, for it had partaken of the 



112 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

depression and indifference into which the militia at that 
period had fallen. This company — the oldest military 
organization in the country — was chartered in 1638, and 
in 1870 celebrated its two hundred and thirty-second an- 
niversary. These occasions, with few exceptions, had 
been observed from its origin, and at each one some 
clergyman had delivered a sermon. For twenty -five 
years Colonel Wilder was not absent from these celebra- 
tions, and having been nominated four times and declined 
the honor, he accepted the command in 1857. This 
artillery corps is the only offspring of the Royal Artil- 
lery Company in London, founded in 1537, and com- 
manded by the King in virtue of his rank. Believing 
that His Royal Highness, Prince Albert, might be com- 
mander of the parent company, Colonel Wilder entered 
into a correspondence with him on the 1st of February, 
1857, wherein he observed : " Permit me also to state that 
we regard the relation of these companies as one of the 
many ties which bind young America to her old English 
parent ; that we fondly cherish the hope and the belief 
that these bonds will never be sundered, and we pray 
that peace and prosperity may crown both nations." 

His ability as a presiding officer is seen in the healthy 
condition of the numerous societies that have been under 
his care, and in the numerous calls for his services at oc- 
casional meetings and conventions for various purposes. 
His almost intuitive perception of the effect of changes, 
and of the fitness of things, with his uniform urbanity, 
make him a popular and effective presiding officer of oc- 
casional assemblies, as well as of public institutions. 

Though not a graduate, his mind was well trained, 
and there are few men who, in their public addresses, 
and the readiness with which they can address them- 
selves to different topics of discussion, and change their 
field of effort for the public good, exhibit more of the 
marks of a liberal education than Marshall P. Wilder. 
And most appropriately did the Trustees of Dartmouth 
College confer on him the honorary degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy. 



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HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. II3 

Among the important offices which Mr. Wilder has 
held is that of President of the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society, to which he was elected in January, 
1868, as the successor of Johti A. Andrew, the celebrated 
war Governor of Massachusetts. To this office he has 
been annually elected. Through his efforts the Society 
has been enabled to purchase and refit a building for its 
use, at a cost of more than forty thousand dollars, and 
to establish a fund of thirteen thousand dollars toward 
the support of the librarian. He has annually delivered 
an address, explaining the objects, and eloquently press- 
ing the claims of the Society as a conservator of the his- 
tory of New England. 

The life of Colonel Wilder is a striking instance of 
what an individual may accomplish by industry, indomi- 
table perseverance, and the concentration of his intellect- 
ual powers upon grand objects. No ordinary talent, no 
turn of mere good fortune could ever have placed him 
in the high position he has attained as a public benefac- 
tor. For we must take into view the difficulties and 
obstacles which impede the projectors of every new and 
noble enterprise. One person alone can do but little ; he 
needs help and fellow-workers to carry out his ideas. 
He must stir up the minds of others in favor of his plans. 
This necessarily leads to the formation of societies ; and 
every society thus constituted must have a head to plan, 
arrange, and direct its operations. 

But we can not pursue in detail an account of the 
various offices which he has held, or recount the services 
which he has performed during a long and useful life. 
Suffice it to say that he is still President of the American 
Pomological Society, which position he has held for 
twenty-seven years, senior member of the State Board 
of Agriculture, senior Trustee of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Presi- 
dent of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 
a member of the Government of the Institute of Tech- 
nology, a Director of the New England Life Insurance 
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114 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Company, and of the Hamilton National Bank, and 
senior partner of the firm of Parker, Wilder & Co. 

Mr. Wilder has excelled in all that he undertook, be- 
cause he knew the measure of his own abilities. His 
plans and experiments pertaining to the grand object of 
his pursuits were matured by deep thought, and executed 
with zeal resulting from a clear, practical head. Look at 
the perspective of a long and vigorous life consecrated 
to the public, in which every step he advanced became 
a fulcrum on which to start some greater and higher 
movement. From the stand-point of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, he originated the American Pomo- 
logical Society ; then the Norfolk Agricultural Society; 
then the State Board of Agriculture, the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, and the United States Agricultural 
Society. When we look at his peculiar genius in the 
arts of cultivation ; and then turn from these more hum- 
ble objects of excellence, and behold those other me- 
morials he will leave behind him when called to rest from 
his labors, especially those noble institutions which owe 
their origin and success in a great degree to his influence 
and untiring efforts, who can doubt that Marshall Pinck- 
ney Wilder will be numbered among the benefactors of 
mankind ? 

Mr. Wilder is well known in Europe as well as in this 
country. The London Gardener s Chronicle introduces a 
sketch of his life, accompanied by an admirable portrait, 
in these words : 

" We are glad to have the opportunity of laying before 
our readers the portrait of one of the most distinguished 
of transatlantic horticulturists, and one who, by his zeal, 
industry, and determination, has not only conferred last- 
ing benefits on his native country, but has, by his careful 
experiments in hybridization and fruit culture, laid the 
horticulturists of all nations under heavy obligations to 
him. The name and reputation of Marshall P. Wilder 
are as highly esteemed in Great Britain as they are in 
America." 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 1 5 

As the zealous patron and promoter of the noblest of 
all sciences, his name will fill a luminous page in the his- 
tory of human progress and improvement, a page which 
will suffer no deterioration by the lapse of years, and 
which will have its interpreter on every hillside and in 
every valley where rural taste and refinement are found. 
Well did Governor Bullock, on a public occasion, allude 
to Mr. Wilder as "one who has applied the results of 
well-earned commercial fortune, so liberally, that in every 
household and at every fireside in America, where the 
golden fruit of summer and autumn gladdens the side- 
board or the hearth-stone, his name, his generosity, and 
his labors are known and honored." 

In 1833 Mr. Wilder married Miss Abigail Baker, 
daughter of Captain David Baker, of Franklin, Mass., a 
lady of refinement and piety, and well adapted to make 
him a happy home. By her he had six children. She 
died, in 1854, of New England's great scourge, consump- 
tion, and in the following year he married her sister, Miss 
Julia Baker, who still lives to cheer him with her loving 
care. He had in all fourteen children, six of whom are 
now living. 

He still lives, surrounded by all that can make the 
evening of his days serene and happy. The energy that 
has impelled him to labor for many years still exists. 
Few men have accomplished more than Marshall Pinck- 
ney Wilder. 

The old store in Rindge, after the retirement of Samuel 
L. Wilder, passed into the hands of Josiah Wilder (3793), 
son of S. L. and Stephen B. Sherwin, under the firm of 
Sherwin & Wilder, who continued it until their death — 
Mr. Wilder in 1853 and Mr. Sherwin in 1861. For 
nearly seventy years there were no sudden changes in 
the firm. The proprietors were men of influence, and 
enjoyed, in an eminent degree, the confidence and re- 
spect of the community. Mr. Wilder entered the store 
at an early age, and, by his careful attention to business 
and strict integrity, won the confidence of his custom- 



Il6 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

ers, and, having no taste for office or public position, he 
was known chiefly in his store, which, like all the country- 
stores of that day, was the place of common resort in 
time of leisure for the people of the town. Mr. Wilder 
in 1835 married Miss Elizabeth F. Fosdick, and had two 
children, Francis L. and Anna E. Francis is now a mer- 
chant in Painesville, Ohio. 

Mr. Sherwin (3888), born in 1805, married, in April, 
1838, Mersylvia Wilder, was a man of great popular 
favor ; was for many years a member of the school com- 
mittee, town clerk, and for several years a member of 
the Legislature, and died very suddenly in 1861. Mr. 
Sherwin had eight children. 



CHAPTER XVIII. 

LINEAGE OF OLIVER, TILLEY, PHINEHAS, AND MOSES, 
SONS OF OLIVER, SON OF NATHANAEL, SON OF THOMAS. 

Oliver (122), son of Oliver, was a Captain and Justice 
of the Peace. In 1739 he married Sarah Townsend, who 
died in 1743, three weeks after the birth of twins. He 
married again in 1745, and had in all nine children. His 
sons, Ezra (3974) and Oliver (3975) removed to Cheshire 
Co., N. H., as early as 1779. Their descendants are now 
chiefly in Cheshire and Hillsboro' Counties, N. H., and in 
Northern Vermont. His daughter Tamar was the fourth 
wife of Dea. Abijah Wilder, of Keene, and was an active, 
faithful mother of other mother's children ; she lived 
with him forty-five years, and survived him but two or 
three years. She was for many years a faithful helper in 
every Christian work. 

The records of Bolton show that Ezra, son of Oliver, 
married, in 1762, Betty Welch. He was a farmer, and 
had three sons. Ezra (4003) removed to Nelson, Silas 
(4004) settled in Keene, and Oliver (4007) in Sullivan. 
They were all farmers. 

Silas, of Keene, had one son, who was a graduate 
of Dartmouth College, and a Congregational minister, 
settled for some years in Lewis Co., N. Y. His health 
failed, and he retired to a farm in Herkimer, on the 
Mohawk, where he died in 1865, at seventy-six years 
of age. 

Phinehas (126), son of Oliver, settled in Ludlow, Vt, 
where some of his grandchildren still reside. 

Moses Wilder (128), son of Oliver, settled in Lancaster. 
We know but little of his descendants, except that there 
are several families who trace their ancestry to Moses, 
but leave it probable that there were two, if not 
three of that name contemporary with each other. This 



Il8 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

Moses had two wives and fourteen children. He mar- 
ried Submit Frost, and after her death he married, in 
1772, Emma Forbush. One of his daughters, Tryphena, 
married a Corey, and had three children. We do not 
know where they lived. A son's name was Moses, born 
about 1740. His son, John (3991), married Sally Whip- 
ple, of Marlow, N. H., and had eleven children, five of 
whom died before five years old. 

Benjamin Going Wilder (4026), the son of John, 
resided in Brooklyn, and was for many years engaged 
in the manufacture of the fire-proof safes which bore 
his name. He died in 1874, leaving a widow and two 
daughters. 

Charles Lewis Wilder (4030), son of John, born in Lan- 
caster. One who knew him well said of him : "That up 
to the age of sixteen he lived with his father, working 
with him on the farm, and attending the village school. 
He was a strong boy, and at the age of fifteen he could 
do a man's work. His father designed him for a shoe- 
maker, but Charles desired to make his mark elsewhere,, 
and obtaining his father's consent, he started for Boston, 
where he immediately obtained employment in the piano 
factory of McKay & Chickering. His application to 
business soon gained the esteem of his employers, and 
they advanced him from post to post till 1835, when they 
contracted with him to make their key-boards and ac- 
tions. He removed to Lancaster, and with one assistant 
he began the work, doing himself the work of two men, 
often working eighteen hours in a day. 

The connection formed with Jonas Chickering con- 
tinued for thirty years, to the mutual satisfaction of all 
concerned. He sometimes employed thirty men in his 
part of the work. He married, and had six sons and six 
daughters. As early as 1846 he bought a water privilege 
on the north part of his native town, and erected a saw 
and grist-mill. He was too active and enterprising to 
confine himself to one pursuit, and engaged in other 
things chiefly to aid his brothers, who were less fortunate 
than himself. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 19 

In 1856 a cotton mill was substituted for the saw and 
grist-mill, and for a time succeeded. 

In the winter of 1863 he contracted a cold, which settled 
into asthma, which compelled him, after the war, to go 
South, where he became interested in plantations, which 
were a great trouble to him. 

He has, to the present time, been an unusually active 
man. Though he lived upon a farm, which he has kept 
up during all his business life, he has been connected 
with numerous companies in different parts of the coun- 
try, with quite different degrees of success. 

In public affairs he has never been prominent, unless 
upon some unusual occurrence, where large executive 
ability was required, he has been induced to bear his 
share of responsibility. He was of a benevolent disposi- 
tion, kind, and charitable as a Christian, and honored by 
his children, to whom he gave every advantage of men- 
tal and social cultivation and improvement that Massa- 
chusetts institutions could furnish — the best and most 
lasting memorial of paternal affection. 

Enos Wilder (4093), son of Charles Lewis, was a grad- 
uate of Harvard in 1865, and was for a time a merchant, 
and Consul-General for the U. S. at Buenos Ayres. He 
has since returned, and is now a commission merchant 
in New York. 

This closes the brief history of the descendants of 
Thomas, son of Thomas, Esq., of Shiplake. 



CHAPTER XIX. 

EDWARD, SON OF MARTHA. 

Edward, son of Thomas and Martha Wilder, of Ship- 
lake, Oxon, on the Thames, England ; was in Hingham, 
Massachusetts Bay, in November, 1638, on the arrival of 
his mother from England, in the ship " Confidence," from 
the port of Southampton. Of Mary, who came with her 
mother, nothing farther is known, except a tradition that 
she married in Plymouth. 

Edward remained in Hingham, and was associated 
with his mother in his business relations until her death, 
in 1652. He was made a freeman in 1645, when he must 
have been twenty-one years of age. He, with his mother, 
received grants of land in 1638, and in \6<\6-'j he had 
grants in his own name. He married, about the time of 
his mother's death, perhaps the year before, Elizabeth 
Ames, by whom he had eleven children, the time 
and order of whose birth will probably never be known 
correctly. The dates in the tables have been gathered 
partly from records, and more from tradition, as descend- 
ing in different lines, yet as correct as can now be made. 

But little is known of Edward's public life. He died, 
October 28, 1690, at, as we suppose, about sixty-seven 
years of age. In 1665 he bought land in South Hingham, 
on which he built a house, which is still standing, and 
although remodeled, is said to resemble the original 
dwelling. 

The sons of Edward were John, Ephraim, Isaac, and 
Jabez, by far the larger portion of the descendants of 
Edward, were through the line of Jabez, who married 
Mary Ford. A grandson of Jabez, Edward, has left on 
record a paper, which has had its influence in handing 
down the names of the family. The following is a ver- 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 121 

batim copy, as sent me by his great-grandson Edwin, of 
Hingham : 

" My honored great-grandfather, Edward Wilder, was 
the first male Wilder that came to North America. He 
was born in Great Britain, as we are told. That he and 
his mother, who was a widow, came from Great Britain 
when he was a boy. They settled on the land the south 
side of Boole's Pond, where Jonathan Laing's old house 
formerly stood ; and in the year 1665, March 30, as will 
appear by the deed thereof, he bought Samuel Ward's 
grant of land between the two brooks, a few acres of fresh 
meadow excepted, and came to live on the same spot of 
ground I live on, the west side of the way, and which 1 
wish you may inherit after me ; and the remaining part 
of Ward's grant, which I own, as you are of the same 
name. His wife's maiden name was Elizabeth Ames, of 
the town of Marshfield, and he died October 18, 1690. 
She died in 1692, June 9. His son's names were John, 
Ephraim, Isaac, and Jabez Wilder, which is my grand- 
father. The names of his daughters are not known 
to us. 

"My grandfather Jabez's sons were Jabez, Edward, 
and Theophilus Wilder, and from the above spring all the 
Wilders that ever lived in this town, or any part of the 
State, except from what originated from a family of 
Wilders which was settled at Lancaster some years after, 
and we do not know of any relations between us and 
them ; and they are numerous as well as ourselves." 

This Edward made an earnest request that the sur- 
viving generations of the name of Edward particularly 
should be recorded. In many cases, as with other 
families of that day, the names of the daughters were 
not kept in regular line with the sons. This may account 
for the fact that so little is known of the daughters and 
their lineage in both branches of the family. 

So far as we have been able to learn, this branch of the 
Wilders was confined to Plymouth and Norfolk Counties 



122 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

for more than one hundred years. Of the employments 
and enterprise of those who remained in the neighbor- 
hood of their first settlement, we have not been able to 
learn anything. The Wilders now living there, in their 
communications with me, have furnished me few dates, 
and very little respecting the enterprise, public spirit, or 
employments of those, of whom I naturally looked to 
them for the facts of history. I can of course give only 
what I have received. 

In the time of the Revolutionary War, we have reason 
to think that they were not behind others of the name 
in devotion to national independence. Two brothers in 
each of two families were officers. Two fathers and three 
of the sons of each were also in the contest. The grand- 
father and great-grandfather of General J. T. Wilder, now 
of Chattanooga, served with distinction till the close of the 
war ; the bravery, tact, and military skill of Gen. J. T. 
bear testimony to the character of the family. 

Theophilus and Zenas, sons of Theophilus, son of Jabez, 
were in the war. Theophilus was disabled, and resigned 
his captaincy. 

About that time several wealthy citizens of Hingham, 
including these brothers, bought a tract of land in Wash- 
ington Co., Maine, about as near to the boundary line of 
the Province as they could go. It embraced what is now 
the towns of Pembroke and Dennysville. A descendant 
of the Wilders says, that by the intermarriage of cousins, 
almost the entire population of these towns, of all names, 
are of the Wilder race. The Kilbys, Allans, Mayhews, 
Eastmans, Reynolds, and Lincolns have drawn largely 
from the Wilder stock. 

This branch of the family have been noted for their 
evangelical piety. Many of them were deacons of Con- 
gregational churches. Some were Baptists and some 
Methodists. But few, 1 am told, have departed from the 
old foundations of faith in a Divine Redeemer. They 
have, of course, been distinguished for their moral integ- 
rity. They were content with ordinary prosperity, few 
have acquired or sought great wealth. They were 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS 1 23 

mainly farmers, mechanics, and tradesmen, such as are 
necessary in a farming community. Some have been sea- 
men, others have held public offices, and a few are 
professional men. One, Isaac, of Cutler, Washington Co., 
is a merchant of wealth, and Sheriff of the County, and 
a very few are in New York, Chicago, Boston, and New 
Orleans. 

Nathanael of the fourth generation, son of Thomas, 
son of Isaac, son of Edward, was a farmer in Middleboro, 
and was many years a representative in General Court. 
He was a man of distinction, and of great influence. 
And though but few of his descendants bear the name, 
the blood is scattered through the neighboring towns 
in other names. One, Henry Wilder Allen, is a lawyer 
and Register in Bankruptcy in New York city. One 
son settled in Wiscasset, Maine. And of his sons, one 
is in Brooklyn, two in Philadelphia, and one in Chicago. 

Benjamin also of the fourth generation, grandson of 
Jabez, settled in 1787 in Winchendon, and raised a large 
familv. Most of the sons were mechanics and traders, 
and settled in Cincinnati, Weston, Vt., Boston, Wor- 
cester, and South Scituate, Mass. One grandson, Rev. 
Charles N. Wilder, is a graduate of Vermont Univer- 
sity, and a Congregational minister in Essex Co., New 
York. 

Capt. Edward, a brother of Benjamin, married Mary 
Hersey, and had twenty-one children, fifteen of whom 
were married, five died in childhood, and one died 
at seventy, unmarried. Five were sons, of whom we 
have some meager account. If we could have ob- 
tained the record of all these families, it would have 
added much to the completeness of our table, and most 
likely to the interest of this history. For some reason 
unknown to us, there has been a most unaccountable 
ignorance of the histories of near relatives, an aversion 
to furnishing the families of daughters, or the dates of 
births and deaths, or historic facts. Time may perhaps 
reveal the difficulty, but not in season for this work. 

Capt. Edward was a farmer, and for many years an 



124 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

officer of celebrity in the Massachusetts militia. His son 
Joshua was, in early manhood, a member of the So- 
ciety of Friends. He was a pioneer in the Temper- 
ance Reformation, and spent his time and money liberally 
in this cause. As a citizen he was public-spirited and 
honest, and he acquired celebrity in his business as a 
clock-maker and watch-repairer, which is still conducted 
by his son Ezra, of South Hingham. His son Ezra, Jr., 
was in the Thirty-second Regiment of Volunteers in the 
w 7 ar of the Rebellion. 

Joshua, son of Joshua, to whom I am indebted for these 
facts respecting his father's history, was the first keeper 
of the Minots Ledge light-house. He, too, was in the 
32d Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the war of 
the Rebellion. 

Ephraim, son of John, settled in Abington, and a 
blacksmith by trade, as was his son Seth, of the fourth 
generation, who served through the Revolutionary war 
from the battle of Bunker Hill. He had four children, 
the eldest of whom, Seth, Jr., was a mechanic in the army. 
He had three sons — Reuben, William, and Townsend. 
He afterward settled in Cummington, Mass., with his 
father, who died there at an advanced age. 

Reuben settled in Hunter, Green Co., N. Y., where 
he had two sons and three daughters. His eldest son, 
John Thomas Wilder, settled in Indiana, was a me- 
chanical engineer at the commencement of the war of 
the Rebellion, when he Avent into the army as Captain of 
Artillery, April, 1861. On May 12th he was made Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel of Indiana Volunteers. In March, 1862, 
he was promoted as Colonel, and was made a Brigadier- 
General by President Lincoln in August, 1863. He was 
in many battles — such as Pittsburg Landing, Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., Chattanooga, Chickamauga, which he opened, 
and Missionary Ridge, with all of the fights of Sherman's 
campaign to Atlanta. 

He originated the use of mounted infantry, and intro- 
duced successfully the Henry rifle. He commanded 
the mounted infantry in General Thomas' army during 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 25 

its existence. He had five horses killed under him in 
riding. He had many fights, but was never whipped. 
He never lost a gun or color during the war. 

He went through the West Virginia campaign in 1861, 
and then through the war under Buell, Rosecranz, and 
Thomas, taking part in all the hard battles and many small 
ones preliminary to them, on his own scouts and raids. 

He was in command of the troops that captured 
Chattanooga in 1863 ; was under fire two hundred and 
fourteen times during the war. 

He, after the war, removed to Chattanooga and founded 
the Roan Iron Works, the largest and most successful 
one established in the South. At one time they were 
turning out one hundred tons of railroad iron in a day, 
and employed one thousand men. 

Isaac, of the fourth generation, son of IsaEC, son of 
John, son of Edward, resided in Hingham until 1800, 
when he removed to Townsend. He had five sons and 
three daughters. Of these we have no information, 
except of Isaac M., who settled in Hanover, and was a 
trader of good reputation and a leading spirit in the 
Congregational church of Hanover village. He had 
two sons and three daughters. His eldest son, Joseph 
Eells, entered Amherst College in 1859, and in 1861 he 
enlisted in the army, and was killed at the battle of Sabine 
Cross-Roads. 

At a meeting of the citizens of Hanover, held in Sep- 
tember, 1877, for the erection of a memorial of the soldiers 
who died from the town of Hanover, the following tribute 
to the memory of Quartermaster-Sergeant J. E. Wilder 
was presented by William C. Bates, Esq., of Weymouth : 

" The veterans of Hanover and vicinity have done 
well in choosing as the name of their Post that of this 
young volunteer, for it is a representative one. To us 
who knew him personally, his name stands for all that 
affection can suggest, in recalling the bright ones of earth 
who have too soon (as it seems to us) been translated 
from this world to that beyond the veil. 



126 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

" We remember him as a true friend, an affectionate, 
dutiful son, a Christian gentleman ; we think of the 
bright promise of his youth, the vigor of intellect he dis- 
played, and the high hopes we had formed of his future 
usefulness. 

" We had watched his progress in early youth through 
the schools of his native town, and on his entrance at 
Amherst College had anticipated the credit he would 
reflect upon these and his native town, and we borrowed 
of the future the honors the world pays to its great and 
good men, and placed them in anticipation upon him. 

" On the breaking out of the civil war, and the conse- 
quent appeals to the patriotism of all thoughtful persons, 
he enlisted for three years, but it was no surprise to us ; 
though few could sacrifice more than he, his friends ex- 
pected no less from him. 

" To leave a college course, when well started on the 
way, involves a great change to a young man ; none but 
the young can well appreciate the sacrifice required to 
turn back at such a time, but he did it. In common with 
so many others, the flower of the youth of the land, he 
recognized no duty, no hope, or ambition of personal 
bearing, until the perpetuity of the Government had been 
secured ; and here his life becomes representative, for he 
was one of a great body of men who unselfishly gave up 
themselves for their country, and ' Pro patria morilur 
sunt ' — For their country they are dead. 

" At the expiration of the first term of his enlistment, 
the country was not yet rescued from her peril, and our 
friend re-enlisted ' for the war,' and, as it proved, ' for life.' 
If space permitted, it would be a melancholy pleasure to 
trace the interesting details of his heroic service, to quote 
his words of lofty cheer to family, comrades, and friends, 
but we can permit ourselves but this brief allusion to his 
noble qualities ; he was a good representative of the 
Volunteers of Massachusetts in the war of the Rebellion. 
Again, in the circumstances of his death, he was fortu- 
nate in standing for a large number of soldiers whose 
memory must always be specially dear to us who survive. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. \2J 

Killed in battle, and buried in an unknown grave ! In 
such instances as this of his death will the poet or his- 
torian find his most affecting annals. 

" It is to commemorate the services of men like our 
friend, and others of equal patriotism, if not equal accom- 
plishments, that it is proposed to erect a monument in 
Hanover, and it would seem that we who still live have 
every incentive of gratitude and duty to perform, how- 
ever tardily, this work. 

" ' When we remember how they died — 
In dark ravine and on the mountain-side, 
In leaguered fort and fire-encircled town, 
Upon the gun-boat's splintered deck, 
And where the iron ships went down — 
How their dear lives were spent 
In the crushed and reddened wreck, 
By lone lagoons and streams, 
In the weary hospital tent, 
In the cock-pit's crowded hive, 
How they languished and died 
In the black stockades — it seems 
Ignoble to be alive ! ' 

" Joseph Eells Wilder was born at Hanover, Mass., 
April 24, 1839; entered Amherst College in September, 
1859; enlisted in November, 1861, in Company D, 31st 
Massachusetts Regiment, under Colonel Hopkins ; re- 
enlisted in February, 1864, in the same regiment, then 
known as the 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry ; 
killed at Sabine Cross-Roads, Louisiana, April 8, 1864, 
aged twenty-five years. 

"Newton, Mass., September 21, 1877." 

A TOUCHING CIRCUMSTANCE. 

The valuable life of Quartermaster-Sergeant Joseph 
Eells Wilder was suddenly terminated by a ball from 
the enemy, which pierced his head, causing instant 
death. 

Sergeant Kehoe, Company K, who was taken prisoner 
at the time of the Quartermaster-Sergeant's death, and 



128 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

afterward exchanged, said that a Confederate lieutenant 
handed to him the face of an envelope, and told him that 
he took it from the coat-pocket of a quartermaster-ser- 
geant lying dead by the roadside. 

This part of an envelope bore the words, " Joseph E. 
Wilder, Q. M. Sergt., 6th Reg. Mass. Cavalry, New 
Orleans," in the handwriting of his estimable father, 
who now has in his possession this sacred and touching 
memorial of a noble and patriotic son. 

dishing Wilder, brother of Isaac M., went with 
his father to Townsend, and resided there until his death 
in 1846, leaving two sons, one of whom is now a farmer 
in Florida, Mass., and the other is still in Townsend 
Harbor. 

We regret exceedingly that no more of the history of 
this branch of the Wilders can be given. There are 
undoubtedly covered up in the various families, mate- 
rials for a much more extended account of these, with 
incidents that would give a far greater reputation to the 
race than has been revealed. Could I have visited and held 
personal conversation with each member of the branch, 
the choicest of its spirits would have been known and 
noticed ; but we give what we have been able to obtain. 



CHAPTER XX. 

THE WILDERS NOT CONNECTED WITH THE LINE OF 
MARTHA — LINEAGE OF SAMUEL WILDER, OF JOHNSTON 
CO., N. C. 

In June, 1876, in the items of news in the New York 
Tribune, we noticed that Dr. Hillary Wilder, of Raleigh, 
N. C, had accomplished an extraordinary feat of gun- 
nery. Not having found any Wilders in that State, I im- 
mediately wrote to the Doctor, and by return mail re- 
ceived a reply, which resulted in the following very 
interesting history of what was hitherto unknown to any 
of the Wilders' historians so far as I have been able to 
ascertain. 

Dr. Wilder says : " My great-grandfather's name was 
Samuel, as I learn from tradition. He had several sons, 
Billie, Samuel, Jr., Tilley or Hillery. The last-named 
was my grandfather." I gather from his statement facts 
which I shall put in order, and make a continuous his- 
tory. Billie was, without doubt, the common Billy, a 
contraction for William, which we shall use as the family 
name. Till., or Hillery, has. probably grown out of 
Tilley, which was a family name in Lancaster, Mass., at 
the time of the birth of Col. Hillery, about 1750 to '80. 
If there was any connection of this branch of the Wilder 
race with the Lancaster or Hingham Wilders, they were 
from Oliver, son of Nathanael, son of Thomas, of Lan- 
caster. Oliver, son of Nathanael, had a son Tilley, and 
there were others of that name in the family. It was 
not a difficult matter in those days of comparatively 
limited intelligence for a name to be changed for another 
of similar sound, in the recollection of the second or 
third generation. For example, Tilley, son of Oliver, 
born 1722, probably in the family and the neighborhood 
called Till, could easily be made when given to a grand- 



130 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

son as his name, be called Hillary instead of Tilley. In 
this case, whatever the origin, the name is now Hillary. 

Samuel settled in Johnston Co., lying south of Frank- 
lin, and south-east of Wake, with Nash between Frank- 
lin and Johnston, and north-east of Wake. 

Samuel had three sons, William, Samuel, Jr., and Hil- 
lary or Till, as Dr. Wilder says. 

William settled in Franklin Co. There was a Moses J. 
Wylder, who lived with his uncle Samuel in Nash Co., 
was born about 1760 to '65. Possibly he was a son of 
William. We know nothing more of this William. 

Col. Hillary, born 1784, May 18, was a man of note in 
his county, a Representative to the Legislature for a 
great number of years. He was also a member of the 
Constitutional Convention of 1835. In 1838 he removed 
to Wake Co., and died in 1849 at tne seat °f the Wilders 
of the present generation, in that county. He married 
Esther Avery, who died November, 1857. They had 
nine children, two sons and seven daughters. We know 
not the date of births or deaths of most of them, or the 
order of their birth. 1 Polly, 2 Esther, 3 Caroline, 
4 Fannie or Frances, 5 Betsy, 6 Emeline, 7 Nancy, 
8 Gaston H., 9 Madison. 

1. Polly Wilder married Wiley L. Hinton, and lived 
at Sipsey Mills, Pickens Co., Alabama. Their children 
were, William H., Gaston, Mary. Victoria, Kate, and 
Caroline. The two last are married, and live in Mis- 
sissippi. 

2. Esther Wilder, daughter of Col. Hillery, married 
William Richardson, and had five children. 1 Hillery 
Richardson, 2 John, 3 Joseph, 4 Madison, and 5 Sally. 
Madison married Kate Hinton, a first cousin, sister of 
William H. Hinton. 

3. Caroline Wilder, daughter of Col. Hillery, married 
Rufus Edmondson, and had three daughters : 1 Alice, 
2 Lucy, and 3 Sally. Their mother is dead, and the father 
is again married. 

4. Frances Wilder, daughter of Col. Hillary, married 
Thomas Bridgers. They had one son and two daughters. 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 131 

1 Thomas, 2 Mary, 3 Ann Bridgers. Mary Bridgers mar- 
ried Nathan Myatt, and had one daughter, Fanny Myatt.. 
When he died, she married (so says Dr. Hillary) a 
New York drummer, Rufus Dunn by name, about the 
breaking out of the Rebellion, 1861, and had lour chil- 
dren, 1 William, 2 Samuel, 2 Molly, and 4 Saidie. Her 
husband is the present Sheriff of Wake Co. Ann 
Bridgers married James B. Dunn, M.D. (a brother of 
Rufus, the drummer). Thomas, their brother, is unmar- 
ried, and living on the border of the chartered limits of 
Raleigh. 

5. Betsy Wilder, daughter of Col. Hillary, married 
Ransom Hinton, and had four children : 1 Mary, 2 Lydia, 
3 Ann, and 4 William Hinton. Their father was drowned 
in the Neuse River while in the prime of life, at thirty- 
five years of age. Mary and Lydia Hinton married two 
brothers, Addison and William Lee. Mary is the mother 
of five children, four boys and one girl. 1 Edward, 

2 Clee, 3 Regulus, 4 Cecil, and 5 Elizabeth. Lydia is the 
mother of five children, three of whom are now living; 
Harry Lee, who graduated as M.D. at the University of 
Pennsylvania; Bethia, who is at the Peace Institute in 
Raleigh, completing her education ; and Paul, who is 
residing with the family in Johnston County. 

7. Nancy Wilder, the last of the daughters living, mar- 
ried a man by the name of Whitley, by whom she had 
one son, Hillary Whitley, who is now a practicing physi- 
cian in Johnston Co. He is married, and has a large 
family. She (Nancy) married again to Reuben Wilder, 
of another set of Wilders, distantly connected with the 
North Carolina branch, by whom she had one son, James 
R. Wilder, who is now about twenty-seven years of age. 
Was of course born about 1849. 

8. Gaston H. Wilder, son of Col. Hillary, born April i, 
1814, was educated at the North Carolina University, 
was an eminent lawyer, was Representative of Wake 
Co. in the Legislature eight or ten years, and died the 
fifth day of August, 1873; married at thirty-six years of 
age, to Sarah E. Hinton, of Alabama. After having spent 



I32 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

some years in the service of his country in the Mexican 
war, was ranked as Major in the U. S. Army, but was in 
the Paymaster's department of General Taylor's line. 
After the war he was stationed for a time in New York 
and Washington. He had eight children : i Hillery, 

2 Fannie, 3 Katie, 4 Samuel, 5 William, 6 Gaston H., 
7 Sarah, 8 Isaac. Fanny, daughter of Gaston H., mar- 
ried David Foote, and has one child. Hillary graduated 
M.D. at New York, married June 6, 1876, to Lettie Wor- 
sham, and is now practicing medicine in Raleigh, N. C. 

Moses J. Wilder was undoubtedly a limb of the above 
branch, though we may never be able to place it in its 
proper position. He lived with his uncle Samuel in 
Nash Co. until sixteen years old, when he enlisted in 
General Greene's army, and was at the fall of Baron De 
Kalb. He had a sister Nancy, who married a Larter. 
He married three times in North Carolina, and had thir- 
teen children : 1 Nancy, 2 Wylie, 3 Barbary, 4 Martha, 
5 Samuel, 6 Temperance, 7 Berry, 8 Moses, 9 William 
H., 10 Lawrence, 11 Robert, 12 Henderson, 13 George. 
Moses removed with his family and his sister and her 
household to DeKalb Co., Tennessee, where he died in 
1839. Some of his sons removed to Greenfield, 111., one 
of Whom, William H., is a farmer, who first married 
Charity Finley, by whom he had — 1 Josephine, 2 Worth, 

3 Franklin, 4 Charlotte, 5 John Wesley. He has since 
married a Mrs. Bradner, and has no issue. 

A peculiarity of this family is in spelling their name 
Wylcler, as the widow Martha spelt hers when she first 
emigrated. Other names are changed in the course of 
time by the whim of some member of the household or 
by general custom. Eames, as the name was spelled in 
1653, when Edward Wilder was married to Elizabeth, 
now it is spelled Ames. Jabez Wilder's wife was Mary 
Foard, now it is universally spelled Ford. So our name 
was in the old English records, Wylder, now, even in 
copying those records it is Wilder. 

It is hoped that when the old papers of the first 
North Carolina Wilders come to sight, as they may at 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 33 

some future time, new testimony will be found to 
throw light upon the origin of this Branch of the Tree. 
It is not impossible that it will be found that some one of 
the younger sons of the Shiplake families laid the foun- 
dation for this and some other Southern families. There 
were, without doubt, some of the first four generations 
of the two that starts with Thomas and Edward, who 
had gone there and settled in other parts of the country, 
and their descendants are not connected with our Table, 
and yet they are of the same lineage. 

Rev. Lyman Wilder, of Columbia City, Ind., was son 
of Abel Wilder, who resided in Hamilton, Madison 
Co., N. Y. Abel's father was Zechariah, and their 
tradition is that Zechariah came from England to Salem, 
and that Abel was born in 1760 in Salem; that Zech- 
ariah had several brothers, who settled in Vermont, 
New Hampshire, and New York, and that most or all 
of the Wilders descended from them. Abel had seven 
children, whose descendants are not very numerous. 
Some are living in Philadelphia, some in Chicago, and 
others are scattered all over the West. The probabilities 
are that Zechariah was one of the Hingham Wilders, 
who followed the sea, and made his home in Salem. 
There is a Joel, whose children claim that he was born 
in Salem in 1762, and was a brother of Abel. No record 
can be found in Salem by which any of these Wilders 
can be identified. 

James B. Wilder, Esq., of Louisville, Ky., has given 
me the dates from which the following statement respect- 
ing his family relation has been gathered : 

The earliest date to which they could trace their gene- 
alogy was to his grandfather, Edward Wilder, who 
resided at Bird's Creek, Charles Co., Maryland, and 
who died in the year 1779, leaving only one son, who was 
also named Edward Wilder, and who was born on the 
10th of December, 1779, a few weeks after the death of his 
father. This Edward served with much distinction as cap- 
tain of a company in Colonel Thomas Neill's regiment of 
cavalry in the State of Maryland during the war of 1812. 



134 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

He married Miss Susan Key Egerton, on the 14th 
February, 181 1. At the time of their marriage he had 
been a clerk for her father, and was engaged to be mar- 
ried to her at the time of his death. They were 
married soon after, and he succeeded to the business of 
his father Egerton, who was a farmer and merchant at 
Chaptico, a small town in St. Mary's Co., Maryland, 
which business he continued until his death, on the 7th 
of January, 1828. He left a widow with five children ; 
three sons and two daughters — Margarette, born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1813 ; Mary, born April 14, 1815 ; James 
Bennett, born July 12, 1817; Oscar, born June 4, 1819; 
and Edward, born December 31, 1825, this being the 
third Edward Wilder of the family. 

It is somewhat singular that a family so remarkable for 
their health and vigor should have passed into their 
fourth generation leaving so few male members to per- 
petuate the name. This Edward Wilder was an only 
son ; his father was also an only son. He left three sons, 
and they have only one living son, and from present 
prospects it is not at all likely that another son will be 
born unto them. James B. has a son Graham, born 
July 1, 1843, an d nas fortunately two bright and promis- 
ing boys — James B. and Oscar Wilder, who may be more 
fortunate in disseminating the family name in the country 
in which they have enjoyed so much happiness and pros- 
perity. 

Edward was a tall, spare man, with no tendency to 
corpulency, industrious and enterprising, and was highly 
respected in the community where he resided. Mr. 
Wilder and his wife were both Episcopalians by birth. 
Mr. Wilder, though not a communicant, was exceedingly 
fond of taking his family to church every Sunday. They 
continued, after the death of Mr. Wilder, to reside in St. 
Mary's Co., Maryland, until December, 1830. The spirit 
of emigration to Kentucky and Missouri began to run 
pretty high, and Mrs. Wilder believing it would be best 
for her young and growing family, decided to break 
herself loose from the friends and relations by which she 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 35 

was surrounded and seek a new home in the wild West- 
ern world, and on the 18th of December, 1830, they 
landed at Louisville, Ky., their present home. 

Soon after their arrival James B. engaged as a clerk 
in a wholesale drug-house. The two other sons, Oscar 
and Edward, were sent to school. In 1834 Oscar left 
school and engaged his services to the same firm with 
whom James B. was employed. On the 15th October, 
1838, they purchased the business in which they were 
employed and commenced for themselves, and have con- 
tinued the business until the present time. Oscar died 
in May, 1854, leaving a wife and two children — one, a 
son, died in infancy ; a daughter still lives in Louisville. 
Edward continued at school until of suitable age to com- 
mence business, when he was employed by his brothers 
and trained for his future business career. He afterward 
became a partner, and continued a member of the firm 
until 1858, when he went into business on his own ac- 
count, and has so continued till this time. He had only 
one child, Minerva Key, a lovely daughter, who died 
when seven or eight years old. 

We have no means of ascertaining from whence this fam- 
ily emigrated. The first Edward died in 1779, just before 
the birth of his son Edward, the father of James B. It is 
natural to suppose that this was his first child, and that 
he had not long been married. We suppose that he was 
from twenty-five to thirty-five years of age in 1777. He 
was born between 1744 and 1754. We have not one of 
that name born between 1730 and 1760 who is not ac- 
counted for. 

Mrs. Wilder, the widow of Edward, and the mother of 
James B., recollects distinctly that there were Wilders 
in her early days in Petersburg, Va., which was but eighty 
miles from the Wilders of North Carolina at that time, 
which renders it probable that they were from the same 
stock. It is not a little remarkable that a descendant of 
Thomas, son of Thomas, was not long since in company 
with this James B., and on looking at the portrait of 
Marshall P. Wilder, a lineal descendant of Nathanael, son 



I36 HISTORY OF THE WILDEftS. 

of Thomas, a man of correct taste, said that they were 
enough alike to be of the same family. 

It is to be hoped that the old papers of the Wilders of 
North Carolina will some time unravel the mystery, and 
find when and where all these branches were separated 
from the main stock, so that when another Book of the 
Wilders is published the table will embrace them all. 



CHAPTER XXI. 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WILDERS. 

The origin of the coats of arms was in the days of 
chivalry, when symbols or devices of honor were used to 
signalize merit and exhibit the tokens of royal favor. 
The arms and crest, as well as the motto, were originally 
intended to represent important characteristics of the 
bearer ; and though, in later years, the crest has often 
been a fanciful token, perhaps selected by the bearer of 
the arms, and liable to change, it was not so in the days 
of the popularity of heraldry. The Wilder arms, it is 
supposed, were conferred by Henry VII. upon Nicholas, 
a military chieftain, who it is now conceded was of Ger- 
man descent, and distinguished himself in the battle by 
which Henry Vll. secured the crown of England. The 
character of a successful military commander is well 
represented by a lion issuing forth from behind bar- 
rulets, and in the act of springing upon his prey. 
No other token was needed to exhibit the peculiar points 
of character which made Nicholas a favorite with his 
king. It is still farther indicated by the motto : " Let 
Fortresses yield to Valor." 

The crest which, at the time, surmounted the shield, has 
shown itself, after a period of four hundred years, to have 
been indicative of the general characteristic of the man. 
A bust of a savage or an uncultivated, uncivilized man — 
a man from the forest. That bust is found in " The 
Book of Family Crests," published in 1840, by Washburn, 
London, Vol. I., p. 65, No. 7892. It is in most of our 
large libraries. That form of the crest was the one used 
from 1686, when the last visitation by authority was 
made to correct impositions, until 1766, when the coat of 
arms with that crest was confirmed to John Wilder, Esq., 



138 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

the then proprietor ot the landed estate of Sulham. It 
is a bust of a man with a stern, uncompromising counte- 
nance, indicating the ability to surmount all obstacles and a 
pertinacity which overcomes all difficulties, which, with a 
proper cultivation, would indicate all the qualities which 
have made the Wilders distinguished in all times. 

Intermarriage very often, after a few generations, 
changes the entire characteristics of a name. Not so 
with the Wilders. They have a potentiality that is un- 
common. While comparatively few of the name bear 
the elements of character derived from their mother, far 
more of the daughters have carried the Wilder traits 
with them, and incorporated them with their assumed 
names. 

A distinguished descendant of the Wilders at the Far 
West, who was not able to trace his pedigree to the first 
Thomas of 1638, said there was no doubt of the connec- 
tion, though it could not be traced, for his father and 
grandfather, and a distinguished man of another name, 
his cousin, and a leading man of the line of Thomas, 
and his known kinsman, were enough alike in physique 
to be brothers. 

Three of the name of Wilder were in consultation in 
New York a few months since. It was remarked by 
another that there was a distinct family resemblance be- 
tween them. It was found that each of them was a 
descendant of each of the sons of Thomas of 1638. They 
had carried the family resemblance through seven gener- 
ations. 

They are not usually tall, but rather stout — five feet 
six to five feet ten in height ; weight often from 180 to 
220; closely built; often of immense strength and great 
agility ; long-lived, and retaining their mental faculties 
to the last. 

Most of the early Wilders were farmers, and after the 
first century there seemed to be a restless desire to go 
into new and unexplored fields. Within about thirty years, 
say from 1750 to 1780, they went from their old resi- 
dences to Washington Co., Maine, to Lancaster, Coos Co., 



HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 1 39 

Rindge, Dublin, Sullivan, and other towns in New 
Hampshire, to all parts of Vermont, to Lyme and 
Hartland, Conn. ; and in a few years they sent out 
their branches to other States until the whole nation has 
them in its different cities and towns. This was not from 
a roving disposition, but an enterprising spirit, studying 
not so much the means of acquiring wealth, as an in- 
ventive genius desiring to make things better and more 
useful, with a confidence in their own ability, and a per- 
severance which generally brings success. 

While God has given them a full share of His gifts, 
they have not been careful to improve them by culti- 
vation. There are few graduates of college of our name, 
and yet there are many all along the line that have been 
called to fill places of responsibility and usefulness, and 
have succeeded as well, at least, as others. And yet they 
might, any of them, have been more well-balanced, and had 
a wider and more permanent influence had they been 
less anxious to enter the theater of active life until 
their minds had been thoroughly trained. 

Our ancestors were driven out of England by a perse- 
cution which tested their religious character. The book 
of sports and the star-chamber, were not to be tolerated 
if by emigration to the new colony they could be con- 
scientious in the worship of God. The first few genera- 
tions were pre-eminently a devout, pious people. Their 
dutv to God was paramount to all other claims. The 
men were leading men in the churches, yet not so 
anxious to be seen in their work as to maintain the right 
in all things. Thomas, at Charlestovvn, for near twenty 
years, was not one of the prominent men in official 
circles, yet when there was a fear that official power was 
to be arrayed against personal liberty in the churches, 
he was the champion of personal rights. His sons were 
officers in the church, and many of the Wilders of the 
present day are permitted to trace back their pedigree 
through an unbroken line of active Christian men. It 
was but yesterday that a descendant of Jonas, son of 
John, born 1699, who has more than five hundred names 



140 HISTORY OF THE WILDERS. 

in their Lineage table, and who has a very extensive 
acquaintance with that branch of the family in all the 
State, said to me that he scarcely knew of an adult in all 
that branch who was not an intelligent evangelical Chris- 
tian. 

The principles of evangelical piety are, I believe, a 
very general element of the Wilder character, and though 
some are of other denominations, there are very few who 
have not retained their faith in a crucified Redeemer as 
the ground of pardon. They are generally men of in- 
tegrity, and reliable in all their business relations. Very 
few have been found who have exposed themselves to 
the shafts of Justice, or dishonored their names. 

An unconquerable tenacity of purpose, connected with 
a strong confidence in their own estimate of the correct- 
ness of their conclusions, have done much to keep them 
out of the arena of political strife. They are not the 
material of which demagogues are made, and therefore 
are not sought after to fill places for party purposes. 

Yet when called to fill places of responsibility, few in- 
deed have failed to secure public confidence. 

May God grant that our children and children's chil- 
dren may so improve the talents that He has given them, 
and avoid the errors of the fathers, that they may be 
greater and better men, more successful in their various 
professions and 1 employments, and useful to the world; 
and yet retain the abiding faith in the religion that so 
firmly rooted the characteristics of the fathers, and made 
them self-denying and useful Christians. 



c 



GENEALOGY OF THE WILDERS. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 



These tables were intended to contain all the Wilders 
and the children of Wilders, who have descended from 
the family which first came from England about 1638. 
It consisted of the widow and children of Thomas, the 
third from Nicholas of 1797. He died in 1634, and his 
family came to Massachusetts Bay. The two sons, 
Thomas and Edward, were the progenitors of most of 
the American Wilders so far as we know. The tables, 
though as complete as we could make them, are yet 
very imperfect, on account of the great number of the 
families not being able to render assistance with their 
records, and the neglect of others to give the dates of 
births and deaths. Pet names have been avoided, and 
the real name generally inserted ; also present established 
names instead of the forms in use in former years, as 
Ford instead of Foard, and Ames for Eames. 

There are many mistakes in the consecutive numbers 
which could not be corrected, and must be left to mar 
the beauty of the work. 

The extreme suffering under which most of the tables 
were prepared for the press is our only excuse. 

In the table the left-hand column is a regular list of 
the wives and children from one to the end. The children 
who are afterward heads of families are numbered in 
large type. The children of each family numbered in 
Roman numerals, in the order of their birth, with the date 



144 GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 

of births and deaths when known, with the names of 
those to whom they were married. 

The head of the family is followed by his or her 
ancestors, with small figures, indicating the generation to 
which they belong. S. is used for son, dr. for daughter, 
and other ordinary abbreviations. 

The table is naturally divided into three parts : 

Part 1. The Lineage of Thomas to the fourth genera- 
tion. 

Part II. Each of the fourth generation in their order, 
down to the latest record obtained. 

Part III. The lineage of Edward, brother of Thomas. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE 



PART FIRST. 



THE LINEAGE OF THOMAS 



TO THE FOURTH GENERATION. 

1 Thomas 4 Wilder (John, 3 John, 2 Nicholas '), of Shiplake, 

Oxon, proprietor of the Suiham estate in Berks Co., 
England. His wife's name was Martha Wilder. Issue : 

1 i. John Wilder, of Nunhide, successor of Thomas, d. 1688. 

2 ii. Thomas Wilder, 1 b. 1618; d. Oct. 23, 1667. 

3 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, 1 b. 1621 ; m. Thomas Ensign. 

4 iv. Edward Wilder, 1 b. 1623 ; d. Oct. 28, 1690; m. Elizabeth 

Ames. 

5 v. Mary Wilder, 

2 Thomas' 2 ^ilder (Thomas 1 ) and Martha settled in 

Charleston, Mass. A freeman in 1640; m. 1641, 

6 Anna, ; d. June 10, 1692. Issue : 

7 i. Mary Wilder, b. June 30, 1642. 

8 ii. Thomas Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1644 ; m. Mary Houghton. » 

9 iii. John Wilder, b. 1646. 

to iv. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1648. 

11 v. Nathanael Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1650; d. July, 1704; m. 

Mary Sawyer. 

3 Elizabeth Wilder, married in Hingham Jan. 17, 1639, 

two months after the arrival of her mother, to 

12 Thomas Ensign, of Marshfield, d. 1668. 

13 i. Hannah Ensign, b. July, 1640 ; m. Thomas Shephard. 

14 ii. Elizabeth Ensign, m. Nathanael Ward. 

15 iii. John Ensign. 



146 

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17 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 



8 Thomas 2 Wilder (Thomas '), was executor of his father's 



/. 



will, and succeeded to his estate in Lancaster; m. June jfl 
17, 1678, Mary Houghton/ Their children were: \-/ 



y 



James Wilder, b. 1680; d. May 13, 1739; m - Abigail 

Gardner. 
18 ii. Joseph Wilder, b. July 5, 1683 , d. May 26, 1757 ; in. Lucy 

Gardner. -_~-*^4. )X*-^tw<j££ 

Sarah Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1685 ; m. Fairbanks : 

Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1687 ; m. Hutchings. 

Anna Wilder, b. 1680 ; m. Hezekiah Willard. 



l 9 


111. 


20 


IV. 


21 


V. 


22 


VI. 




9 


2 3 




24 


i. 


25 


ii. 


26 


iii. 


27 


iv. 


28 


v. 


29 


vi. 



Mary Wilder, b. 1691 ; in. 



-Harhvfiiik 



30 11 



31 i. 

32 ii. 

33 "I- 

34 iv. 

35 v. 

36 vi. 

37 vii. 



J. — ^— -Clrl I I wtt+r. 

fh^^- p*^ &* — k ^ 

John s Wilder (Thomas '), a farmer of Lancaster ; m. 
1673, Hannah . 

John Wilder, bap. July 12, 1673; m - Sarah Sawyer. 
Thomas Wilder, b. 1676; m. Susannah Hunt. 
Hannah Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 1679; d. Sept. 26, 1728. 
James Wilder, b. 1681. 

Ebenezer Wilder, b. June 23, 1683; d. Dec. 25, 1728. 
Anna Wilder, b. 1690; d. 1736; m. Joseph Willard. 

Nai-hanael 2 Wilder (Thomas*): tU~*» 1 ') 
Mary Sawyer, dr. of Thomas and Mary Sawyer, b. July 
4, 1652. Their children : 

Nathanael Wilder, b. 1675. 

Ephraim Wilder, b. Aug. 16, 1678; d. Dec. 13, 1769. 

Mary Wilder, b. May 12, 1^79. 

Elizabeth Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1681. 

Jonathan Wilder, b. April 20, 1685; d. 1707. 

Dorothy Wilder, b. 1686; m. Samuel Carter. 

Oliver Wilder, b. 1694; d. March 8, 1765. 



13 Hannah Ensign, dr. of Elizabeth (Wilder) and Thomas 
Ensign ; m. 

38 Thomas Shephard, b. 1632; d. Sept. 17, 1719; of Mai- 

den. Issue : 

39 i. Thomas Shephard, b. 1659, °f Charlestown. 

40 ii. Hannah Shephard, b. 1661; m. 1682, Joseph Blanchard. 

41 iii. Jacob Shephard, b. 

42 iv. John Shephard, b. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. I47 

43 v. Ralph Shephard, b. 1667. 

44 vi. Isaac Shephard, b. 

17 James 3 Wilder (Thomas, 2 Thomas '), of Boston, removed 

to Lancaster, and was Representative in 1732. He 

45 married Oct. 20, 1709, Abigail Gardner, b. 1681 ; 
d Sept. 18, 1 761 ; was sister of Rev. Andrew Gardner, 
pastor elect of the Congregational church. Issue : 

46 i. James Wilder, b. 17115m. Martha Broughton. 

47 ii. Gardner Wilder, m. Mary Phelps. 

48 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Sept. 18, 1726. 

18 Joseph 3 Wilder (Thomas, 2 Thomas '), of Lancaster, was 

a man of great gifts, and highly esteemed as a man and 
a Christian. A Judge and Chief Justice of the Court 
of Common Pleas. Married in 1702 to 

49 Lucy Gardner, b. 1679; d. May 13, 1753, dr. of Capt. 

A. Gardner. Issue : 

50 i. Thomas Wilder, b. 1 704. 

51 ii. Andrew Wilder, b. Dec. 28, 1706; d. Feb. 10, 1774; m. 

Elizabeth Carter. 

52 iii. Joseph Wilder, b. Dec. 1708; d. Sept. 12, 1776; m. De- 

borah Jocelyn. 

53 iv. Caleb Wilder, b. 1710; d. June 19, 1756; m. Abigail 

Carter. 

21 Anna 3 Wilder, dr. of (Thomas, 2 Thomas'), m. 1712, 

54 Hezekiah Willard. Issue : 

55 i. Thomas Willard, b. March, 17 13. 

56 ii. Phinehas Willard, b. Oct. 22, 1714. 

57 iii. Hezekiah Willard, b. 1716; d. 1717. 

58 iv. Ephraim Willard, b. Oct. 18, 1718; d. Oct. 26, 1817. 

59 v. Anna Willard, b. 1720; d. Sept. 26, 1744; m. 1st Samuel 

Prentice, 2d David Wilder. 

60 vi. Mary Willard, b. 1722 ; m. James Fairbanks. 

61 vii. Elizabeth Willard, b. . 

24 John 3 Wilder (John, 2 Thomas '), a farmer of Lancaster, 

62 m. Sarah Sawyer. Issue : 

63 i. Jonas Wilder, b. Nov. 16, 1699; d. 1797 ;,m. 1st, Eunice 

Beaman ; 2d, Eunice Beaman. 



I48 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

64 ii. Josiah Wilder, b. Jan. 6, 1701 ; m. Prudence Keyes. 

65 iii. Mary Wilder, b. July 9, 1703 ; m. 1731, William Rich- 

ardson. 

66 iv. Hannah Wilder, b. March 4, 1708. 

67 v. Jonathan Wilder, b. Oct. 5, 17 10. 

68 vi. John Wilder, b. April 13, 1713; m. Prudence Wilder. 

69 vii. Thankful Wilder, b. April 15, 1715. 

70 viii. William Wilder, b. Sept. 4, 171 7 ; m. Sarah Sawyer. 

25 Thomas 3 Wilder (John, 2 Thomas '), of South Lancaster, 

71 m. Susannah Hunt. Issue : 

72 i. John Wilder, b. Sept. 12, 1705, of Ludlow, Vt. 

73 h. Jotham Wilder, b. 1710; m. Phebe Wheeler. 

74 iii. Anna Wilder, b. 1711 ; m. Ephraim Wilder. 

75 iv. Prudence Wilder, b. 17 19. 

28 Ebenezer 3 Wilder (John, 2 Thomas ! ), of South Lan- 

caster, m. June, 1702, 

76 Mary , b. 1684 ; d. Jan. 6, 1733. Issue : 

77 i. Benjamin Wilder, b. 1703; d. 1759; m. Jane Robbins. 

78 ii- David Wilder, b. 1705; m. 1st, Mrs. Anna Prentice; 

2d, Mrs. Eunice Jennison ; 3d, Miss Martha White. 

79 hi. Hephzibah Wilder, b. 1707 ; d. 1802 ; m. Jonathan Wilson. 

29 Anna 3 Wilder, dr. (John, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. 1715, 

80 Josiah Willard, Colonel commanding the Fort at 

Brattleboro, Vt. They resided at Lancaster, Mass. 
Issue : 

81 i. Abigail Willard, b. July 4, 1718. 

82 ii. Susanna Willard, b. June 4, 1720. 

83 iii. Lois Willard, b. 1722. 

84 iv. Josiah Willard, b. 1724; m. Hannah Hubbard. 

85 v. Nathan Willard, b. 1725 ; m. Lucy Allen. 

86 vi. Prudence Willard, b. 1728. 

87 vii. Abner Willard, b. 1730; m. Thankful Doolittle. 

88 viii. Sampson Willard, b. 1732. 

89 ix. Wilder Willard, b. 1734; d. 1777. 

31 Nathanael 3 Wilder (Nathanael, 2 Thomas 1 ), a farmer 
of the west part of Lancaster, Mass. (now Sterling), 
until 1743, when he removed to Petersham, where he 
had purchased a large tract of land; m. 



GENEALOGICAL' TABLE. 149 

•90 Damaris . Issue : 

91 i. Nathanael, ) b. Nov. 26, 1708; m. Mary Bowman. 

v twins. 

92 ii. Johathan, ) Wilder, d. Nov. 26, 1708. 

93 iii. Charles Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1710; m. Martha Savage. 

94 iv. Joshua Wilder, b. Sept. 20, 1712 ; d. 1762 ; m. Sarah 

Keyes. 

95 v. Bezaleel Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1714. 

96 vi. Aholiab Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 171 7. 

97 vii. Damaris Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1720 ; d. 1747. 

98 viii. Jerahmeel Wilder, b. May 8, 1721. 

99 ix. Prudence Wilder, b. June 24, 1722. 

too x. Aaron Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1723, of Townshend, Vt. 

101 xi. Samuel Wilder, b. Jan. 19, 1725 ; d. May 9, 1729. 

102 xii. Elias Wilder, b. Jan. 17, 1727, of Dummerston, Vt. 

32 Ephraim 3 Wilder (Nathanael, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. 1698, 

103 Elizabeth Stephens, b. 1680; d. May 28, 1769. Issue : 

104 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. 1707; d. May 7, 1770; m. Anna 

Wilder. 

105 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. i7g0; m. Tilley Merrick, of Brook- 

field. ' 

106 iii. Martha Wilder, b. 

107 iv. Dorothy Wilder, b. 

108 v. Eunice Wilder, b. 

109 vi. Susannah Wilder, b. ; m. Samuel Willard. 

110 vii. Asaph Wilder, b. 1714; d. July 28, 1749; m. Zipporah 

Wheeler. 

35 Jonathan 3 Wilder (Nathanael," Thomas 1 ), m. 1706,"^ 

in Mary , and was killed by the Indians, August, 

1807. Issue : 

112 i. Jonathan Wilder, b. Dec. 28, 1707. 

Dorothy 3 Wilder, dr. (Nathanael, 3 Thomas '), m. March, 
1 701, 

113 Samuel Carter, of Lancaster, Mass. Issue : 

114 i. Samuel Carter, b. 1703. 

115 ii. Nathanael Carter, b. 1705. 

116 iii. Jonathan Carter, b. 1711. 



I50 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

117 iv. Ephraim Carter, b. 1713; m. 1838, Abigail Wilder. 

118 v. Oliver Carter, b. 17 15. 

37 Oliver 3 Wilder (Nathanael, 3 Thomas 1 ), m. 1713, 

119 Mary Fairbank, b. 1692 ; d. June 12, 1745. Issue : 

120 i. Hannah Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1716; d. Nov. 23, 1723. 

121 ii. Mary Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 171 7. 

122 in. Oliver Wilder, b. May 17, 1720; m. Sarah Townsend. 

123 iv. Tilley Wilder, b. June 23, 1722. 

124 v. Keziah Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1725. 

125 vi. Tamar Wilder, b. May 23, 1727. 

126 vii. Phinehas Wilder, b. April 14, 1730; m. 1780, Lois Boies. 

127 viii. Lois Wilder, b. April 20, 1733. 

128 ix. Moses Wilder, b. May 4, 1736 ; m. Submit Frost. 

129 x. Abigail Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1740. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE 
PART SECOND. 



From this point each lineage of the four generations will be 
traced to the present time, so far as we have obtained the data, and 
following each other in the order of the consecutive numbers from 
46 to 128. 

FIRST LINEAGE. 

46 James 4 Wilder (James, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. 1723, 

130 Martha Broughton ; d. March 17, 1774. Issue: 

131 i. Josiah Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1735 ; d. April 4, 1736. 

132 ii. Martha Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1737. 

133 hi. Abigail Wilder, b. June 22, 1739. 

134 iv. James Wilder, b. June 22, 1741. 

135 v. Josiah Wilder, b. May 27, 1744 ; d. 1788 ; m. Mary Flagg. 

136 vi. Asaph Wilder, b. July 20, 1749. 

137 vii. Susannah Wilder, b. April 23, 1751. 

135 Josiah 5 Wilder (James 4 ), born in Lancaster, a graduate 
of Yale College, 1765. All the other members of his 
family died in early life, and he left no male issue, so 
that this lineage is represented now only by other 
names. He married March 20, 1774, 

138 Mary Flagg, b. Oct. 20, 1750 ; d. Feb. 2, t8ti ; dr. of 

Gershom Flagg, Esq., of Boston. Issue : 

139 i. William P. Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1775 ; d- Sept. 1, 1778. 

140 ii. Henry Wilder, b. March 27, 1777; d. Sept. 19, 1778. 

141 iii. Polly Wilder, b. Aug. 27, 1778; d. Sept. 19, 1778. 

142 iv. Augustus Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1779 ; d. Nov. 16, 1779. 

143 v. Polly Wilder, b. Oct. 8, T780; d. 181 1 ; m. Daniel 

White, LL.D. 

144 vi. Henry Wilder, b. April 29, 1782 ; d. 1801. 

143 Polly 3 Wilder, dr. (Josiah, 2 James 1 ), m. 1807, 



152 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

145 Daniel A. White, of Salem, Mass., graduate Harvard 

1791, LL.D. 1837. Issue: 

146 i. Mary Elizabeth White, b. March 7, 1808 ; d. 1809. 

147 ii- Elizabeth Ann White, b. March 4, 1809 ; m. William 

Dwight, Esq. 

148 iii. Mary Wilder White, b. Dec. 1810 ; d. Dec. 24, 1857 ; m. 

Caleb Foote. 

147 Elizabeth Ann White, dr. (Daniel A. White), m. 1830, 

149 William Dwight, a lawyer, of Springfield, Mass. Issue : 

150 i. William Dwight, b. July 14, T831 ; m. Anna Robeson. 

151 ii. Wilder Dwight, b. April 23, 1833 ; d. Sept. 19, 1862. A 

graduate of Harvard College, Lieutenant-Colonel Vol- 
unteers, Army of the Rebellion, wounded at Antietam 
and died. 

152 iii- Daniel A. Dwight, b. Jan. 30, 1836 ; m. Mary S. Peale. 

153 iv. Howard Dwight, b. Oct. 29, 1837 ; d. May 4, 1863. 

154 v. Thomas Dwight, b. Oct. 5, 1841 ; d. 1847. 

155 vi. Charles Dwight, b. May 6, 1843. 

156 vii. Chapman Dwight, b. Dec, 1844. 

148 Mary Wilder White, dr. of Daniel A., LL.D. ; m. 1834, 

157 Caleb Foote, long the Proprietor and Editor of the 

Salem Gazette. Issue : 

158 i. Ellen D. Foote. b. 1836. 

159 ii. Henry Wilder Foote, b. Jan. 14, 1838. 

160 iii. William O. Foote, b. 1841. 

161 iv. Martha Foote, b. May 26, 1842. 

162 v. Mary Wilder Foote, b. Aug., 1843 > m - J onn B. Tileston. 

163 vi. Arthur Williams Foote, b. 1845. 

150 William Dwight, son of (William, and third from Josiah 
Wilder, M.D.), was a graduate of West Point, and 
Brig.-Gen. in the Army of the Rebellion ; m. June 
1, 1856, 

164 Anna Robeson, dr. of Thomas and Sybil Robeson, of 

New Bedford. Issue : 

165 i. William Arthur Dwight, b. June 3, 1867. 

152 Daniel A. Dwight, son of (William), m. June 2, 1870, 



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166 Mary Silsbee Peale, dr. of J. W. and Sarah S. Peale, 

of Boston, Mass. Issue : 

167 i. Jane Appleton Dwight, b. May 14, 1871. 

168 ii. Howard Dwight, May 14, 1876. 

155 Charles Dwight, son of (William), m. Oct. 18, 1865, 

169 Mary A. H. Welch, dr. of Francis and M. A. H. Welch. 

Issue : 

170 i. Wilder Dwight, b. April 20, 1868. 

159 Henry Wilder Foote, son of (Caleb and Mary W. 
Foote), a graduate of Harvard College, ordained 
pastor of King's Chapel, Boston, in 1866 ; m. July, 
1858, 

171 Frances Ann Elliot, dr. of (Hon. Samuel A. Elliot). 

Issue : 

172 i. Mary Foote, b. Nov. 6, 1869. 

173 ii. Frances Elliot Foote, b. Feb. 2, 1875. 

174 iii. Henry Wilder Foote, b. Feb. 2, 1875. 

162 Mary Wilder Foote, dr. of (Caleb and Mary W. Foote), 
m. Sept. 5, 1865, 

175 John Boies Tileston. Issue : 

176 i. Mary Wilder Tileston, b. July 7, 1866. 

177 ii. Margaret H. Tileston, b. Nov. 1, 1867. 

178 iii. Roger Edmond Tileston, b. Aug. 7, 1869. 

179 iv. Amelia Peabody Tileston, b. Oct. 30, 1872. 

180 v. Wilder Tileston, b. Jan. 22, 1875. 



SECOND LINEAGE. 
Gardner, 4 son of (James, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ). 

47 Gardner Wilder lived in the north-west part of the 
new purchase, afterward Leominster; m. June 30, 1736, 

181 Mary Phelps, b. 1718; d. April 21, 1811. Issue: 

182 i. Mary Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1737. 

183 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1739. 

184 iii. Gardner Wilder, b. 1741. 



154 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

185 iv. Joseph Wilder, m. Susannah Phelps. 

186 v. Edward Wilder, 

187 vi. Elisha Wilder, 

188 vii. Lydia Wilder, m. Dea. Goodrich, of Lunenburg. 

189 viii. Dorothy Wilder, m. Othniel Taylor, of Charlemont. 

190 ix. Beulah Wilder, 

184 Gardner 5 Wilder, (Gardner 4 ), of Buckland ; m. 1775, 

191 Thankful Carter. Issue : 

192 i. Gardner Wilder, b. Feb. 21, 1776; d. April 25, 1838; 

m. Thankful Colburne. 

193 ii. Nathanael Wilder, b. Dec' 30, 1777; d. April 5, 1842 ; 

m. Betsy Stearns. 

194 iii. Prudence Wilder, b. Aug. 10, 1780; d. April, 1850; m. 

Barnet W. Dole. 

195 iv. Polly Wilder, b. 1785 ; d. Dec. 31, 1865 ; m. Jabez Brooks. 

186 Edward 6 Wilder, son of (Gardner 4 ), a farmer of Leo- 

minster; m. Oct. 12, 1783, 

196 Dolly Lincoln, b. Nov. 20, 1761; d. Oct. 9, 1815. 

Issue : 

197 i. Dolly Wilder, b. Sept. 12, 1784; d. Dec. 31, 1784. 
T98 ii. Edward Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1786; d. Aug. 27, 1797. 

199 iii. William Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1787; d. Dec. 26, 1866; m. 

Mary Hill. 

200 iv. Ephraim Wilder, b. July 17, 1789; d. Feb. 12, 1834; m. 

Sally Bass. 

201 v. John Wilder, b. March 2, 1791. 

202 vi. Dorothy Wilder, b. Sept. 12, 1792; d. October 23, 1792. 

203 vii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1794. 

204 viii. Martin Wilder, b. June 3, 1795 ; d. Feb., 1861 ; m. Nancy 

Stearns. 

205 ix. Amelia Wilder, b. Jan. 27, 1797; d. June 21, 1797. 

206 x. Edward Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1799; d. May 14, 1866; m. 

Sarah T. Flint. 

187 Elisha 6 Wilder son of (Gardner 4 ), m. 

207 Mehetabel Dresser. Issue : 

208 i. Augustus Wilder, 

209 ii. Arethusa Wilder, 



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210 iii. Polly Morena Wilder, 

211 iv. Shephard C. Wilder, 

212 v. Lorimella Wilder, 

213 vi. Erasmus Darwin Wilder, 

214 vii. Eliza Jane Wilder, 

215 viii. Charlotte S. Wilder, 

216 ix. Savilor Wilder, 

217 x. Laura Smith Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 18 16. 

218 xi. Irene Wilder, • 

192 Gardner 6 Wilder (Gardner, 5 Gardner 4 ), born in Buck 

land; m. June 21, 1802, 

219 Thankful Colburne, d. May 19, 1852. Issue : 

220 i. Thankful Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1803 ; d. Sept. 20, 1825. 

221 ii. Verona Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1805 ; d. Nov. 22, 1869. 

222 iii. Gardner Wilder, b. April, 1807; m. 1st, Fidelia Griswold ; 

2d, Sarah Bracket. 

223 iv. Ebenezer Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1809 ; d. June 9, 1855. 

224 v. Polly Wilder, b. April 17, 1810 ; m. Henry Taylor. 

225 vi. Charles Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1816 ; m. Hartwell. 

193 Nathanael 6 Wilder, (Gardner, 5 Gardner 4 ), removed in 

1828 to Livingston Co., New York; m. 1801, 

226 Betsey Stearns, b. April 19, 1777; d. April 5, 1856 

Issue : 

227 i. Elisha Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1802 ; d. June 6, 1809. 

228 ii- Betsey Wilder, b. March 9, 1804; m. Daniel Warren. 

229 iii. Laura Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1806; d. May 21, 1846; m. 

C. Warren. 

230 iv. Nancy Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1808 ; d. Dec. 8, 1808. 

231 v. Nancy Wilder, b. Feb. 18, 1810; d. 1865. 

231 vi. Prudence Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 181 1 ; d. July 20, 1826. 

232 vii. Nathanael Wilder, b. Dec. 3, 1813. 

233 viii. Samuel Wilder, b. June 20, 1816; d. April, 1871. 

234 ix. William Wilder, b. May 3, 181 9 ; was a Baptist minister. 

194 Prudence 6 Wilder, dr. (Gardner, 6 Gardner 4 ), m. July, 

1802, 

235 Barnet W. Dole ; d. Aug., 1859. Issue : 

236 i. Julia S. Dole, b. Aug. 18, 1808; m. Edmund Hartwell. 



156 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

237 ii. Salmon Wilder Dole, b. Aug. 19, 1809 ; m. Salina Rudd. 

238 iii. Elizabeth W. Dole, b. Aug. 27, 1810 ; m. Rev. 

Danforth. 

239 iv. Prudence Dole, b. May 14, 1812. 

240 v. Lawrence P. Dole, b. Dec. 24, 1815. 

241 vi. Mary M. Dole, b. April 10, 181 7 ; d. May, 1854 ; m. Rev. 

J. J. Smith. 

242 vii. Thankful S. Dole, b. May 4, 1820. 

199 William 6 Wilder (Edward, 5 Gardner 4 ), of Leominster; 
m. May 21, 1812, 

243 Mary Hills, b. Aug. 23, 1787 ; d. Nov. 14, 1831. 

Issue : 

244 i. Charles Wilder, b. May 1, 18 13 ; m. Catharine Rugg. 

245 ii. Frances Hills Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1814; m. Jonathan 

Drake. 

246 iii. George William Wilder, b. July 8, 1816; m. Sarah A. 

Balch. 
2+7 iv. Adaline Wilder, b. June 25, 1818 ; d. May 13, 1832. 

248 v. Catharine Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1820 ; m. Henry R. 

Thayer. 

249 vi. Henry Hills Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1824 ; m. Abby B. Adams. 

250 vii. Mary Lincoln Wilder, b. June 22, 1826; d. May 14, 

1857 ; m. 1850, Ezra B. Adams. 

251 viii. Christiana Wilder, b. Nov. 18, 1829. 

252 ix. Albert Wilder, b. Oct. 27, 183 t. 

204 Martin 6 Wilder (Edward, 6 Dea. Gardner 4 ), m. 1821, 

253 Nancy Stearns, b. April 21, 1798; d. April 19, 1861. 

Issue : 

254 i. Ann Eliza Wilder, b. May 23, 1823; d. July, 14, 1854; 

m. 1849, F. J. Cutting. 

256 ii. Cassius Edwin Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1824; d. Oct. 25, 

1840. 

257 iii. Charles Edward Wilder, b. Aug. n, 1826; m. Mary E. 

Staples. 

258 iv. Henry Stearns Wilder, b. Oct. 18, 1828; d. April 21, 

i835. 

259 v. Maria Adelia Wilder, b.'Nov. 13, 1830 ; d. April 14, 1831. 

260 vi. Frances Maria Wilder, b. June 23, 1832. 



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261 vii. George Henry Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1835 ; d. Aug. 13, 

1836. 

262 viii. Abby Caroline Wilder, b. Oct. 3, 1837 ; d. 1855. 

263 ix. Helen Augusta Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1841. 

206 Edward Wilder (Edward, Gardner), m. Jan. 12, 1836, 

264 Sarah T. Flint, d. March 9, i860. Issue : 

265 i. Martha. 

266 ii. Adaline. 

222 Gardner' Wilder (Gardner, 6 Gardner, 6 Gardner 4 ), in. 
1835, 1st, 

268 1 Fidelia Griswold ; d. March, 1847; m - 2 d, 1848, 

269 2 Mrs. Susan Bracket. Issue : 

270 i. Gardner A. Wilder, 

271 ii. Lorenzo C. Wilder, 

272 iii. Jane E. Wilder, 

2 73 iv; Joseph S. Wilder, 

274 v. Mary F. Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1846. 

275 vi. Nellie A. Wilder, b. April 14, 185 1. 

276 vii. Charles A. Wilder, b. June 4, 1859. 

225 Charles 7 Wilder (Gardner, 6 Gardner, 5 Gardner 4 ) m. 

1855, 

277 Harriet E. Hartwell. Issue : 

278 i. Thankful Wilder, b. Feb. 4, 1857. 

279 ii. Julia E. Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1859. 

280 iii. Harriet P. Wilder, b. Feb. n, 1864. 

281 iv. Mary V. Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1866. 

282 v. Gardner E. Wilder, b. Jan. 7, 1867. 

228 Betsey Wilder, dr. (Nathanael, 6 Gardner, 6 Gardner 4 ), 

m. Feb. 12, 1826, 

283 Daniel Warner, b. March 8, 1801. Issue : 

284 i. Elizabeth Warner, b. May 5, 1828. 

285 ii. Thomas Warner, b. June 25, 183 1. 

286 iii. Henry Warner, b. May 21, 1836. 

229 Laura 7 Wilder, dr. (Nathanael, Gardner, 6 Gardner 4 ) 

m. March 5, 1826, 



158 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

287 Calvin Crossett, b. July 24, 1799 ; settled in Livingston 

Co., N. Y. ; a farmer. Issue : 

288 i. Olive S. Crossett, b. May 24, 1831. 

289 ii. Laura E. Crossett, b. Aug 22, 1834 ; m. 

290 James McMahon, farmer of Warsaw. Issue : 

291 i. Edith E. McMahon, b. June 10, 1865. 

292 ii. George C. McMahon, b. Nov. 16, 1867. 

293 iii. Hubert J. McMahon, b. April 8, 1870. 

294 iv. Charlotte W. McMahon, b. May 2, 1871. 

295 v. William W. McMahon, b. May 6, 1874. 

232 Nathanael 7 Wilder (Nathanael, 6 Gardner, 5 Gardner 4 ) 
m. Nov. 3, 1848, 

296 Cecilia Payne, b. May 27, 182 1. Issue : 

297 i. Charles Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1856. 

298 ii. Lucy Wilder, b. July 22, 1858. 

299 iii. Mary Wilder, b. Jan. 13, i860 : d. Nov. 10, 1876. 

300 iv. William Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1862. 

237 Salmon W. Dole, s. of Barnett and Prudence W. 
Dole ; m. 

301 Salina Rudd. Issue : 

302 i. Sylvester B. Dole, 

303 ii. Mary E. Dole, 

304 iii. Emily E. Dole, m. F. Franklin, 

244 Charles 7 Wilder (William, 6 Edward, 5 Gardner 4 ), m. 

1839. 

305 Catharine D. Rugg. Issue : 

306 i. Charles S. Wilder, b. April 6, 1841 ; d. June 6, 1861. 

307 ii. Mary Hills Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1843. 

308 iii- Frank Newton Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1850 ; m. Susan W. 

Danforth. 

309 iv. Henry Miles Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1854; d. Nov. 11, 1856. 

246 George W. 7 Wilder (William, 6 Edward, 5 Gardner 4 ), m. 

310 Sarah A. Balsh. Issue : 

311 i. George Edward Wilder, 

312 ii. Annette Eliza Wilder, m. George W. Chute. 



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2-1-9 Henry Hills 7 Wilder (William, 6 Edward, 6 Gardner •), 
a merchant of Lowell, m. April 9, 1850, 

313 Abby B. Adams. Issue : 

314 i. Sarah Adeline Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 185 1. 

315 ii. William Henry Wilder, b. March 2, 1854; d. April 10, 

1857. 

316 iii. William Frederic Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1858. 

317 iv. Bertha Josephine Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1864. 

Charles Edward 7 Wilder (Martin, 6 Edward, 6 Gard- 
ner 4 ), m. 1855, 

318 Mary E. Staples. Issue: 

319 i. Franklin L. Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1857. 

320 ii. Charles Edward Wilder, b. July 11, 1861. 

321 iii. Mary Elizabeth Wilder, 

322 iv. Henry Staples Wilder, 

323 v. Alice Maria Wilder, 

324 vi. William Everett Wilder, 

325 vii. Frederic S. Wilder, b. April 28, 1874. 

308 Frank Newton 8 Wilder (Charles, 7 William/Edward, 6 
Gardner 4 ), m. Oct. 25, 1873, 

326 Susan Danforth. Issue : 

327 i. Ralph Everett Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1875. 



THIRD LINEAGE. 

Thomas, 4 (Joseph, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas '). 

50 Thomas 4 Wilder, of Leominster, a farmer, m. 1730, 

328 Mary Wheeler. Issue : 

329 i. Mary Wilder, b. Sept. 12, 1733 ; m. Thomas Warner.. 

330 ii. Sarah Wilder, b. May 10, 1735. 

331 iii. Thomas Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1737. 

332 iv. Anna Wilder, b. June 10, 1739. 

S33 v. Abel Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1741 ; m. Anna Butler. 

334 vi. Eunice Wilder, b. 1743 ; m. James White, of Heath. 

335 vu - Joseph Wilder, of Winchendon. 






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331 Thomas 6 Wilder (Thomas 4 ), ra. 1759, 
$36 Abigail Carter, b. March, 1741. Issue : 

337 i. Abel Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1760; d. Jan. 29, 1825; lived 

in Charlemont. 

338 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. ? 1762. 

339 iii. Vashti Wilder, b. ? 1764. 

340 iv. Peter Andrew Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1765 ; d. Oct. 3, 1855. 

341 v. Lucretia Wilder, b. ? 1767 ; m. Joseph Joslin, of 

Jaffrey, N. H. 

342 vi. Abigail Wilder, m. George Lincoln. 

343 vii. David Wilder, 

344 viii. Susannah Wilder, 

333 Abel 6 Wilder (Thomas 4 ), settled in Winchendon on a 
farm, and carried on the potash business. He was one 
of the most distinguished men of his time ; a soldier 
of the Revolution, Representative and Senator; also 
Presidential Elector. Died of the small-pox at fifty- 
one years of age ; m. June 7, 1764, 

345 Anna Butler, b. Sept. 23, 1738 ; d. 1818. Issue : 

346 i. Eunice Wilder, b. April 22, 1765 ; d. Oct., 181 1 ; m. Eli 

Bruce. 

347 ii. Mary Anne Wilder, b. Oct., 1766; d. Jan. 1, 1795; m. 

Capt. Robert Burr, of Ashby. 

348 iii. Abel Wilder, b. May 15, 1768; d. Aug. 8, 1825; m. 

Eunice Hale. 

349 iv. Thomas Wilder, b. March 1, 1770 ; d. Aug. 20, 1850; m. 

Arethusa Crosby. 

350 v. Grace Wilder, b. Dec. 8, 1771 ; d. Jan. 17, 1848; m. 

Levi Divoll. 

351 vi. Susannah Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1773 ; d. July 18, 1845 ; m. 

Luke Prentice. 

352 vii. David Wilder, b. Oct. 10, 1775 ; d. May 13, 1785. 

353 viii. Martha Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1780; d. May 8, 1868; m. 

Asaph Brown. 

354 ix. Betsey Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1784; d. Sept., 1868; m. 

Aaron Knight. 

355 x. David Wilder, b. Dec. 4, 1785 ; d. Jan. 1, 1795. 

335 Joseph b Wilder (Thomas 4 ), a farmer in Winchendon ; m. 
Anna Barret. Issue : 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. l6l 

356 i- Joseph Wilder, b. March n, 1783 ; d. Sept. 12, 1846; m. 

Jane Dickey. 

357 ii. Thomas O. Wilder, b. July 14, 1784. 

358 iii. James Wilder, b. May 14, 1786; d. Jan. 19, 1872. 

359 iv. Luke Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1788; m. Clarissa Dunham, wife 

of Luke. 

360 v. Abel Wilder, b. March 19, 1793; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 

unmarried. 

337 Abel 6 Wilder (Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), a farmer of Charle- 
mont; one of its first settlers ; m. 1787, 

361 Dorothy Kemp, d. April 9, 1839. Issue : 

362 i. Vashti Wilder, b. March 9, 1789; d. March 9, 1857; m. 

Horatio Stearns. 

363 ii. Dorothy Wilder, b. 1791 ; d. 1834; m. Orrick Packard. 
36 A iii- Abel Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1793. 

365 iv. Nancy Wilder, b. 1795. 

366 v. Peter Wilder, b. 1799; m. Mary Badger. 

367 vi. Abigail Wilder, b. 1801. 

3A0 Peter Andrew 6 Wilder (Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), was a 
farmer of Ashburnham, afterward of Leominster, and 
lived on the farm occupied by his father, now in pos- 
session of his son Abel ; m. 1 794, 

368 Sarah Joslyn, b. Feb. 14, 1765; d. Oct. 20, 1845. 

Issue : 

369 i. Nancy Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1795 ; m. Silas Bruce, of 

Templeton. 

370 ii. Thomas Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1797; m. Abigail Parker. 

371 iii. Smilinda Wilder, b. May 2, 1799 ; m. Silas Bruce. 

372 iv. Abel Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1801 ; m. Rebecca Putnam. 

373 v. Sarah Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1803 ; d. Feb. 22, 1828. 

374 vi. Peter Wilder, b. May 30, 1805 ; d. March 3, 1809. 

375 vii. Sophia Wilder, b. March 27, 1807. 

376 viii. Abijah Joslyn Wilder, b. Sept. 29, 1809; m. Sally Farrar. 

377 ix. Peter Andrew Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1811 ; d. April 18, 1815. 

378 x. Pamela Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1812. 

379 xi. Aurilla K. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1814 ; d. April 3, 1855. 

380 xii. Susan H. Wilder, b. March 27, 1815; d. May, 1868. 

346 Eunice 6 Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 s. Thomas 4 ), m. 1792, 
12 



1 62 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

381 Eli Bruce, a mechanic, of Templeton, and celebrated 

musician. 

382 i. Abel Wilder Bruce, b. Feb. 11, 1794; d. Nov. 4, i860; 

in. Emily Cutler. 

383 ii. Luke Bruce, b. 1796 ; died young. 

384 iii. Levi Bruce, b. 1 799; d. 1799. 

385 iv. Levi Bruce, b. 1800. 

386 v. Nancy Bruce, b. June 30, 1802 ; m. Asa Fessenden. 

387 vi. Betsy Bruce, 

34:8 Abel 6 Wilder (Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1792, 

388 1 Eunice Hale, dr. Dea. Moses Hale, b. July 28, 1773; 

d. June 20, 1847, in Attica, N. Y. Issue : 

389 i. Abel Wilder, b. Nov. 6, 1792 ; d. May 5, 1866 ; m. Selina 

Cougar. 

390 ii. Charles Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1794; d. Oct. 18, 1867 ; m. 

Amanda Congar. <, 

391 iii. Artemas Wilder, b. June 28, 1796 ; d. May 10, 1856 ; m. 

Fanny Cooley. 

392 iv. Moses Hale Wilder, b. June 19, 1798; m. 1st, Susan S. 

Hebard ; 2d, Nancy B. Warren. 

393 v. Thomas Wilder, b. July 6, 1800'; d. April 1, 1864 ; m. 

Hannah Dow. 

394 vi. Mary Charlotte Wilder, b. Sept. 6, 1803 ; d. Sept. 12, 

1836 ; m. Joseph Johnson. 

395 vii. David Wilder, b. July 20, 1805 ; m. Susan S. Adams. 

396 viii. William Wilder, b. July 22, 1807 ; d. May 20, 18 13, in 

Madison, N. Y. 

397 ix. Albert Wilder, b. Sept. 20, 1809; d. Jan. 20, 1868. All 

his life an invalid. 

398 x. Milton Wilder, b. Jan. 10, 181 2, in Paris, N. Y. All 

previous to him born in Winchendon. 

399 xi. Lucy Wilder, b. Feb. 18, 1814 ; d. Aug. 27, 1836. 

400 xii. William Wilder, b. April 7, 1816 ; m. Adaline Seeney. 

349 Thomas 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 Thomas 4 ), commenced mer- 
cantile business in Winchendon in 1792, and in 1802 
removed to Dixmont, Maine, and engaged in farming ; 
m. 1795, 

401 Arethusa Crosby (dr. Samuel Crosby, Esq.), of Winch- 

endon. Issue : 



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402 i. Sophia Maria Wilder, b. May 7, 1796 ; d. Sept. 22, 1839 ; 

m. Benjamin Crocker. 

403 ii. Horace Wilder, b. April 1, 1798; d. Nov., 1852; m. 

Caroline Jennison. 

404 iii. Harriet Wilder, b. April 21, 1801 ; d. 1835. 

405 iv. Samuel Crosby Wilder, b. April 1, 1803 ; d. Sept., 1827. 

406 v. Thomas Sewell Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1805 ; d. Oct. 25, 

1828. 

407 vi. Arethusa Wilder, b. July 6, 1807 ; d. July 1, 1810. 

408 vii. Abel Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1809; d. July 13, 1873; m 

Elizabeth Fenton. 

409 viii. Mason H. Wilder, b. Feb. 21, 181 2 ; m. 1st, Mehetabel 

Littlefield ; 2d, Miranda Littlefield. 

350 Grace 6 Wilder (dr. Abel, 6 Thomas 4 ), m. 

410 Levi Divoli., a farmer of Winchendon. Issue : 

411 i. Sally Divoli, m. Daniel Stimson, a grandson of Rev" 

Luther Stimson, the first pastor of the church in 
Winchendon. 

412 ii. Levi Divoli, 

413 iii. Nancy Divoli, m. John Pierce, who afterward removed to 

Avon, N. Y. 

414 iv. Sophronia Divoil, m. Lewis Wilder, son of Capt. Ben 

jamin Wilder, of the Hingham branch. 

415 v. Harvey Divoil, changed by act of Legislature to Abel H. 

Wilder ; a medical graduate of Dartmouth College. 

351 Susannah Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1796, 

416 Luke Prentice, a grandson of the first wife of David 

Wilder, of Leominster, Anna Prentice, who was a 
granddaughter of the first Thomas Wilder. They set- 
tled in Winchendon, and in 1810 removed to Green- 
wich, N. Y. He was a blacksmith. Issue : 

417 i. Emma Prentice, b. Aug, 12, 1797; m. Dec, 1822, N. H. 

Wing, Esq. 

418 ii. Horace Prentice, b. June 26, 1799; m « Mary Anderson. 

419 iii. Gilman Prentice, b. Feb. 13, 1801 ; d. May 6, 1854; m. 

Almira Sherwin. 

420 iv. Harriet Prentice, b. Feb. 9, 1803 ; d. 1848. 

421 v. Eliza Prentice, b. April 28, 1805; m. Henry Locke. 



164 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

422 vi. Mary Ann Prentice, b. Feb. 1, 1807 ; m. 1831, Consider 

Tabor. 

423 vii. Lucy S. Prentice, b. March 1, 1809; m - I 834, Asa 

Holmes. 

424 viii. John M. Prentice, b. May 7, 181 1 ; m. Oct. 1834, Ann 

Fenton. 

425 ix. Almira Prentice, b. Dec. 26, 1813 ; m. 1836, Edwin Wil- 

marth. 

426 x. Mason Prentice, b. July 20, 1816 ; ra. 1840, Delia Hunt. 

353 Martha 6 Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), ra. 1800, 

427 Asaph Brown, a blacksmith, of Winchendon, near the 

Mineral Springs. He afterward bought a farm in 
Rindge, N. H., and resided there until, in 1852, he 
removed to Winchendon, where he died in 1855. 
Issue : 

428 i. George Brown, b. March 13, 1802 ; d. Sept. 12, 1805. 

429 ii. Samuel W. Brown, b. March 13, 1804 ; d. July 29, 1872 ; 

m. 1828, Lois Buswell. 

430 i ii. Abel Brown, b. March 13, 1804; d. Sept. 19, 1805. 

431 iv. Albert Brown, b. April 16, 1806 ; m. 1837, Abigail Wood. 

432 v. Erastus Brown, b. May 2, 1808; d. Sept. 15, 1845; m - 

Alfreda Thayer. 

433 vi. George Brown, b. June 1, 1810 ; d. June 21, 1866; m. 

H. E. Osgood. 

434 vii. Asaph Nelson Brown, b. May 18, 1813 ; m. 1841, Sarah A 

Robinson. 

435 viii. Lavinia Brown, b. March 4, 1816 ; m. 1841, Benjamin 

Prescott. 

436 x. William Brown, b. Dec. 30, 1820; m. May, 1844, Mary 

W. Wilson. 

437 ix. Martha Louisa Brown, b. Feb. 8, 1825 ; d. July 13, 18 

354 Betsey 6 Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. Oct. 6, 1806, 

438 Aaron Knight, b. April 17, 1785, a shoemaker of 

Winchendon. Issue : 

439 i. Philander Sumner Knight, b. 1807 ; d. 1810. 

440 ii. Levi Knight, b. Sept. 16, 1808 ; m. Elizabeth Corey. 

441 hi. Philander S. Knight, b. Dec. 28, 1810 ; ra. 1837, Mary 

Ward. 

442 iv. Aaron Knight, b. 1812; d. 1814. 



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443 v. Betsey Wilder Knight, b. 1814; d. 1817. 

444. v i. Luke Lysander Knight, b. May 27, 1817 ; m. Calista 

Sibley. 

445, vii. Elam Clark Knight, b. May 3, 1820; m. Mary Jane 

Craw. 

446 viii. Eliza Ann Knight, b. 1822 ; d. 1824. 

447 ix. Abel Knight, b. June 23, 1826; d. Nov. 1, 1831. 

356 Joseph 6 Wilder (Joseph, 5 Thomas 4 ), a farmer of Hills- 
boro', N. H. ; m. Oct. 15, 181 1, 

448 Jane Dickey, b. 1786. Issue : 

449 i. Abel Barrett Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1818 ; d. June, 1864. 

450 ii. Sarah A. Wilder, b. July 20, 182 1 ; m. Sept. 1, 1861, 

James Mitchell, of Manchester, N. H. 

451 iii. Almira T. Wilder, b. Feb. 17, 1825 ; d. Aug. 17, 1827. 

452 iv. Almira Jane Wilder, b. July 12, 1828; d. Oct. 22, 1846. 

362 Vashti 7 Wilder (dr. Abel, Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ); m. 

1804, 

453 Horatio Stearns, b. Dec. 21, 1784; d. Feb. 20, 1836; 

a farmer of Charlemont. Issue : 

454 i. Levi Wilder Stearns, b. Nov. 24, 1805 ; m. Cornelia M. 

Belding. 

455 ii. Louisa Stearns, b. Nov. 7, 1807 ; m. Orson Lewis. 

456 iii. Nancy Emily Stearns, b. Oct. 25, 1810 ; d. Aug. 24, 18T4. 

457 iv. Charles H. Stearns, b. April 3, 18 13 ; m. Sarah Bovie. 

458 v. Emily Stearns, b. Jan. it, 1815 ; m. Jonathan Hartwell. 

459 vi. Dorothy Stearns, b. April 2, 1817 ; m. Pliny D. Walbridge. 

460 vii. Vashti Stearns, b. Aug. 3, 1819 ; m. David Ingraham. 

461 viii. Mary Stearns, b. Nov. 26, 182 1 ; m. Daniel D. White. 

462 ix. Edwin H. Stearns, b. Jan. 12, 1826; d. Aug. 27, 1829. 

463 x. Henry Otis Stearns, b. Oct. 30, 1830 ; m. Elizabeth 

Knights. 

464 xi. Elizabeth Stearns, b. Nov. 27, 1831. 

363 Dorothy 7 Wilder (dr. Abel, 6 Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 

1816, 

465 Orrick Packard, and lives on the old Wilder farm in 

Charlemont. Issue : 

466 i. Dorothy Packard, b. Dec. 3, 1818 ; m. Whitman Leach. 



1 66 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

467 ii. Joseph T. Packard, b. Dec. 14, 182 1 ; ra. 185 1, Anna Hall. 

468 iii. Abigail Rand Packard, b. Jan. 26, 1829; m. 1857, Wil- 

liam H. Wheeler. 

469 iv. Ellen L. Packard, b. Jan. 3, 1833 ; in. John Caskey. 

364 Abel, 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1817, 

470 Hannah Johnson, b. 1776; d. May 11, 1865. He was 

a farmer in Charlemont till 1853, when he removed 
to Watertown, N. Y., where he died in Dec, 1865. 
Issue : 

471 i. Nancy E. Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 181 8. 

472 ii. Emily A. Wilder, b. May 9, 1820. 

473 in. Moses J. Wilder, b. May 6, 1822 ; m. Laura Preston. 

474 iv. Wales Tileston Wilder, b. June 27, 1823; m. Lydia A. 

Doten. 

475 v. Adaline M. Wilder, b. June 11, 1825 ; m. John Cushman. 

476 vi. Charles H. Wilder, b. Feb. 22, 1829. 

477 vii. Lucy Ann Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 183 1 ; m. Noadiah E. 

Smith. 
478viii. George J. Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1835; m. Maria'/V. Sheldon. 

479 ix. Franklin A. Wilder, b. Dec. 4, 1839 ; m. Lutheria Green. 

480 x. Hannah M. Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 1841 ; m. F. M. Parker. 

366 Peter 7 Wilder (son of Abel, 6 Thomas, 6 Thomas 4 ) ; m. 
1 st, 1843, 

481 1 Mary Badger, d. 1847 ; m. 2d, 1848, 

482 2 Jemima Parsons. Issue : 

487 i. Edmund Wilder, b. 1844. 

488 ii. Mary Wilder, b. 1846. 

370 Thomas Wilder (son of Peter A., Thomas, Thomas), 
m. 1824, 

489 Abigail Parker, b. May 25, 1805 ; d. Dec. 8, 1852. 

Issue : 

490 i. Charles H. Wilder, b. Aug. 30, 1825 ; m. 1853, Celia 

Watson. 

491 ii. Sarah Parker Wilder, b. March 10, 1827 ; m. 1858, James 

W. Patterson. 

492 iii. George A. Wilder, b. May 19, 1829 ; m. Jane Ann 

Robbins. 



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493 iv. Abigail E. Wilder, b. July 22, 1837 ; d. 1838. 

494 v. Thomas W. Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1838. 

372 Abel 7 Wilder (Peter A., 6 Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 

495 Rebecca Putnam. Issue : 

496 i. Virginnia Wilder, b. June 12, 1841 ; m. Thomas Williams. 

497 ii. Victoria Wilder, b. June 12, 1841 ; m. Harris George. 

498 hi. Eliza A. Wilder, b. Feb. 3, 1843 5 m - Albert Pierce. 

499 iv. Abel L. Wilder, b. Dec. 20, 1845; d. i n Andersonville 

Prison. 

500 v. Mary E. Wilder, b. July 11, 1849; d. ^So. 

376 Abijah 7 Joslin Wilder (dr. of Peter A., 6 Thomas, 5 
Thomas *), m. 

501 Sally Farrar. Issue : 

502 i. Alphonso J. Wilder, b. Oct., 1843 ; m - Kate A - Newhall. 

382 Abel Wilder Bruce (son of Eli and Eunice" Wilder 
Bruce, a merchant and organist in Cambridgeport ; m. 
1827, 

503 Emily Cutler. Issue : 

504 i. Elizabeth Wilder Bruce, b. Jan. 31, 1828; d. Oct. 1, 1857. 

505 ii. Joseph E. Bruce, b. Jan. 7, 1831. 

506 iii. Emily C. Bruce, b. Feb. 17, 1833 ; m. Frederic E. 

Roelofson. 

507 iv. Mary A. Bruce, b. Oct. 19, 1836. 

508 v. Fanny L. Bruce, b. Sept. 18, 1844. 

386 Nancy Bruce (dr. of Eli and Eunice W. Bruce), m. 
Aug., 1829, 

509 Asa Fessenden, b. Sept. 9, 1799; d. J an - J 3> *8 . He 

was a carriage-maker of Baldwinsville. Issue : 

510 i. Isabella B. Fessenden, b. May 7, 1830; d. Oct. 22, 1833. 

511 ii. Isabella Maria Fessenden, b. June 5, 1833; d. Dec. 19, 

1847. 

512 iii. George Bruce Fessenden, b. Jan. 20, 1835. 

389 Abel 6 Wilder (son of Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1813, 

513 Salina Congar, b. 1791 ; d. 1872 ; dr. of Ephraim Con- 

gar, Esq., of Paris. Issue : 

514 i. Erotas Philander Wilder, b. 1814 ; d. Nov. 30, 1834. 



1 68 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

515 ii. Julia Marion Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1816; m. Oliver H. Day. 

516 iii. Helen Jannette Wilder, b. 1821 ; d. 1866; m. N. E. P. 

Crocker, Ogden, N. Y. 

517 iv. Sarah Ann Wilder, b. March, 1823 ; m. J. W. Beebee. 

390 Charles 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas), m. 1820, 

518 Amanda Congar, b. May 20, 1800 ; d. May 22, 1877 ; 

sister of 513. Issue : 

519 i. Harriet Adah'ne Wilder, b. July 6, 1822 ; m. Wyman H. 

Ainsworth. 

520 ii. Charles Harrison Wilder, b. April 12, 1824. 

521 hi. Mary Janette Wilder, b. Jan. 8, 1825 ; d. Oct. 26, 1865. 

522 iv. Lucien Jerome Wilder, b. May 17, 1827; m. Clara W. 

Baldwin. 

523 v. Almeron Wilder, b. Jan. 31, 1831. 

524 vi. George Mortimer Wilder, b. July 3, 1834 ; d. Feb. 8, 1835 ; 

m. Clementine Godfrey. 

525 vii. Lucy Adelaide Wilder, b. April 20, 1837 ; m. Eugene 

Tuttle. 
526viii. Erotas Henry Wilder, b. Oct. 10, 1839; m< Ellen 
Hutchinson. 

391 Artemas 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. Feb., 

1822, 

527 Fanny Cooley, b. 1801 ; dr. of Thomas Cooley, Esq., 

Attica, N. Y. Issue : 

528 i. Oscar Alonzo Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1822; d. May 10, 

1856 ; m. A. J. Day. 

529 ii. Robert Milton Wilder, b. May 23, 1825 ; m. 1st Caroline 

Sawyer, 2d Louisa J. Butler. 

530 iii. Charles Mulford Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1827. 

531 iv. Dency Cook Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1831 ; m. Freeman S. 

Rogers. 

532 v. Deborah Foster Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1836; m. Stimson G. 

Harvey. 

533 vi. Laura Ann Wilder, b. ; d. Jan. 13, 1832. 

392 Moses 7 Hale Wilder (Abel, Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. July 

4, 1822, 

534 1 Susan Smith Hebard, b. Aug. 21, 1801 ; d. Aug. 11, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 69 

1839 ; dr. Rev. Salmon Hebard, of Attica, N. Y. ; 2d, 
Dec. 31, 1839, 

535 2 Nancy Brown Warren, b. March 26, 1810 ; dr. of Capt. 

Joseph Warren, of Brighton, Mass. Issue : 

536 i. Laura Wilder, b. May 10, 1823; d. Aug. 11, 1830. 

537 ii. Salmon Hebard Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1826 ; m. Charlotte 

E. Reed, of Boston. 

538 iii. Juliet Buchanan Wilder, b. April 12, 1831. 

539 iv. William Hallock Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1833; d. Aug. 17, 

1834. 

540 v. Moses Grant Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1836; m. ist Eliza P. 

Norwood, dr. of Rev. A. Norwood, Meriden, Ct.; m. 2d 
Helen A. Hall. 

541 vi. James Wilder, b. Nov. 19, 1838. 

393 Thomas 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1827, 

542 Hannah Dow, b. July 20, 1806. Issue : 

543 i. Henry Fayette Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1829; m. ist E. 

Olmsted, 2d E. Redely. 

544 h. Delia E. Wilder, b. Jan. 5, 1831 ; m. Delos Carson, 

massacred at Fort Pillow. 

545 iii. Sarah D. Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1832 ; m. A. T. Hill. 

546 [iv. Abel Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1835 ; d. Jan. 13, 1837. 

547 v. Mary Wilder, b. May 13, 1838. 

548 vi. Thomas Eugene Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1843 ; m. Martha 

Goodrich. 

549 vii. Helen T. Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1852. 

395 David 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1836, 

550 Susan S. Adams, b. Dec. 22, 1810; d. Dec., 1839. 

551 i. Walter D. Wilder, b. March 6, 1837 ; d. 1867. 

398 Milton 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1838, ist 

552 1 Jane C. Dumond, b. 1818; d. Sept. 15, 1850; m. 2d 

553 2 Mrs. Ruth D. Bothwell, b. May 31, 1810; d. Nov. 7, 

1873. Issue : 

554 i. Amanda Jane Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1840 ; d. Aug. 22, 1845. 

555 h. Francis Milton Wilder, b. May 4, 1842 ; m. Cornelia J. 

Barr. 



I70 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

556 iii. Alvin Dumond Wilder, b. July 31, 1843; m « Anna E. 

North, dr. Rev. Alfred North. 

557 iv. Charles J. Wilder, b. April 25, 1847. 

558 v. James Chase Wilder, b. May 7, 1857. 

400 William 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 6 Thomas 4 ), m. 1840, 

559 Adaline Seeney, b. 1810. Issue : 

560 i. William Alonzo Wilder, b. 1842 ; m. Ella V. Gladding. 

561 ii. Ada Wilder, b. 1849. 

403 Horace 7 Wilder (Thomas 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), m. 1823, 

562 Caroline Jennison. Issue : 

563 i. William Wallace Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1824; d. Sept., 1830. 

564 ii. Samuel Wallace Wilder, b. Oct., 1827. 

565 iii. William Wilder, b. Dec. 8, 1829. 

566 iv. Mary Emily Wilder, b. June 5, 1833. 

567 v. Arthur Tappan Wilder, b. Feb., 1837. 

568 vi. Caroline Wilder, b. Feb., 1840. 

569 vii. Sarah Wilder, b. Nov., 1844. 

408 Abel 7 Wilder (Thomas, 6 Abel,' Thomas 4 ), a black- 

smith and carriage-maker of Greenwich, N. Y. ; m. 
1837, 

570 Elizabeth Fenton, for more than 20 years an invalid. 

Issue : 

571 i. Harriet Maria Wilder, b. June 10, 1838. 

409 Mason H. 7 Wilder (Thomas, 6 Abel, 5 Thomas 4 ), an 

editor and lawyer of Machias, Me. ; m. 1st, 1840, Me- 
hetabel Littlefield ; m. 2d, 1849, Miranda Littlefield. 

572 1 Mehetabel Littlefield. 

573 2 Miranda Littlefield. Issue: 

574 i. Rufus L. Wilder, b. July 8, 1842 ; d. May 2, 1874 ; m. 

Kate Merrill. 

575 ii. Edward M. Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1844; d. Jan. 16, 1862. 

576 iii. Sarah Maria Wilder, b. Aug. 4, 1846. 

577 iv. Mary Ellen Wilder, b. 

578 v. Horace Edward Wilder, b. 

429 Samuel Brown, s. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) Brown, 
m. 1828, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. Ijl 

579 Lois Buswell. Issue : 

580 i. Lucia Brown. 

581 ii. Lois Brown. 

582 iii. Mary Brown. 

583 iv. George Brown. 

584 v. William Brown. 

431 Albert Brown, s. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) Brown, 
m. 1837, 

585 Abigail Wood, d. Dec. 28, 1875. Issue : 

586 i. Martha A. Brown, b. Jan. 28, 1839; m. 1862, James 

Woodbury. 

587 ii. Albert Brown, b. Feb., 1841 ; d. March, 1841. 

588 iii. Sarah E. Brown, b. March 28, 1843 \ [ m - 1862, Abel 

Merriam. 

589 iv. Hannah S. Brown, b. Oct. 10, 1847 ; d. Dec. 7, 1857. 

433 George Brown, s. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) Brown, 

m. May 28, 1839, 

590 Harriet Osgood. Issue : 

591 i. Harriet Martha Brown, b. April 9, 1841. 

592 ii. Ada Osgood Brown. 

434 Asaph Nelson Brown, s. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) 

Brown, m. 1st, 1841, 

593 1 Sarah O. Robinson, d. 1846 ; 2d, 1848, 

594 2 Mrs. Calista Street, of Fitzwilliam, N. H. Issue : 

595 i. Asaph 

435 Lavinia Brown, dr. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) Brown, 

m. Oct., 31, 1841, 

596 Eld ad Prescott, of Jaffrey, N. H. Issue : 

597 i. Mary Elizabeth Prescott, b. 1844. 

598 ii. Francis Merrill Prescott, b. April, 1848. 

436 William Brown, s. Asaph and Martha (Wilder) Brown, 

m. May 13, 1849, 

599 Mary H. Wilson. Issue : 

600 i. William H. Brown, b. June 24, 1849; d. Dec. 21, 1849. 

601 ii. Charles Albert Brown, b. July 1, 185 1. 



172 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

602 iii. Mary Emma Brown, b. August 21, 1854. 

603 iv. Frederic Wilson Brown, b. June 10, 1859. 

4-1-0 Levi Knight, s. Aaron and Betsey (Wilder) Knight, m. 
1846, 

604 Elizabeth Corey, b. Feb. 1, 1816. Issue : 

605 i. Levi Knight, b. Dec. 31, 1846. 

606 ii. Ansel Brown Knight, b. May 26, 1848 ; d. Oct. 20, 1848. 

607 iii. Anna Gibbs Knight, b. March 26, 1850. 

608 iv. Ansel B. Knight, b. Oct. 17, 185 1. 

609 v. Eveline F. Knight, b. April 22, 1854. 

-Ml Philander Sumner Knight, s. Aaron and Betsey 
(Wilder) Knight, a farmer of Pelham, Mass., m. 1838, 

610 Mary Wood, b. April 30, 1811. Issue : 

611 i. George Wilder Knight, b. April 9, 1840. 

612 ii. Charles Sumner Knight, b. April 4, 1842. 

613 iii. Mary Victoria Knight, b. June 30, 1844. 

614 iv. John Wood Knight, b. Feb. 15, 1847. 

615 v. Anson Ingraham Knight, b. Jan. 20, 1850. 

444 Luke Lysander Knight, s. Aaron and Betsey (Wilder) 
Knight, m. 1843, 

616 Calista Sibley, b. Sept. 25, 1818. Issue : 

617 i. A daughter, b. Aug. 8, 1846; d. 

618 ii. Helen Calista Knight, b. April 21, 1848. 

619 iii. Lydia Jane Knight, b. Aug. 15, 1850. 

620 iv. Luther James Knight, b. Aug. 15, 1850. 

621 v. Herbert S. Knight, b. Aug. 15, 1858. 

44:5 Elam Clark Knight, s. Aaron and Betsey (Wilder) 
Knight, m. 1847, 

622 Jane E. Craw, b. Oct. 10, 1827. Issue : 

623 i. Jane E. Knight, b. Dec. 18, 1848 ; m. C. A. Pendleton. 

624 ii. Alice Jones Knight, b. Jan. 

473 Moses J. e Wilder (Abel, 7 Abel, 6 Thomas/ Thomas 4 ), 
m. 1844, 

625 Laura Preston. Issue : 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 73 

626 i. Edwin E. Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1846 ; m. E. B. Lane. 

627 ii. Charles O. Wilder, b. July 14, 1849. 

628 iii. Gertrude O. Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1852. 

474 Wales Tileston 8 Wilder (Abel, 7 Abel, 6 Thomas, 5 

Thomas 4 ) m. 1850, 

629 Lydia Doten, b. July 4, 1831. Issue : 

630 i. Frederic Wales Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1852. 

631 ii. Emily Janette Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1854. 

632 iii. Frank Eastman Wilder, b. March 9, 1856. 

633 iv. Minerva Lois Wilder, b. Jan. 5, i860. 

634 v. Florence W. Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 18 71. 

475 Adaline 8 M. Wilder (dr. Abel,' Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1845, 

635 John Cushman. Issue : 

636 i. Frederic Cushman, b. Jan. 16, 1847. 

637 ii. Emma C. Cushman, b. Feb. 10, 1850; m. 1872. 

638 iii. Laura G. Cushman, b. Dec. 19, 1855. 

477 Lucy Ann 8 Wilder (Abel, 7 Abel, Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), 

m. 1850, 

639 Noadiah E. Smith, Feb. 25, 1826. Issue : 

640 i. Elizabeth Ann Smith, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

641 ii. Estella M. Smith, b. May 19, 1855. 

478 George J. 8 Wilder (Abel, 7 Abel, Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), 

m. 1857, 

642 Maria P. Sheldon. Issue : 

643 i. Emily A. Wilder, b. 1859. 

644 ii. Mark S. Wilder, b. 1861. 

645 iii. George S. Wilder, b. 1869. 

646 iv. Frank M. Wilder, b. 1873. 

480 Hannah M. 8 Wilder (dr. Abel, 7 Abel, 6 Thomas, 5 
Thomas 4 ), m. 1861, 

647 Franklin M. Parker, in business Trov, N. Y., 1876. 

Issue : 

648 i. Nettie F. Parker, b. 1863. 

649 ii. Charles T. Parker, b. 1865. 



174 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

490 Charles 8 H. Wilder (s. Thomas, 7 Peter A., 6 Thomas, 6 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1854, 

650 Cecilia Watson, b. Jan. 26, 1826. Issue : 

651 i. Emma Frances Wilder, b. April 22, 1858. 

652 ii. Josephine Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1863. 

653 iii. Henry Wilson Wilder, b. Nov. 1, 1867. 

491 Sarah Parker 8 Wilder (dr. Thomas, 7 Peter A., 8 

Thomas, 6 Thomas 4 ), m. 1855, 

654 James W. Patterson, Senator in Congress, and Pro- 

fessor in Dartmouth College. Issue : 

655 i. George Willis Patterson, b. Dec. 16, 1857. 

656 ii. Arthur Hubert Patterson, b. June 12, 1862. 

492 George A. 8 Wilder (Thomas, 7 Peter A., Thomas, 5 

Thomas 4 ), a merchant of Lake Village, N. H.; m. 
1852, 

657 Jane Ann Robbins, b. Dec. 8, 1830. Issue : 

658 i. Sarah Abigail Wilder, b. July 4, 1853 > d. Sept. 26, 1854. 

659 ii. Maria Louisa Wilder, b. July 1, 1859. 

660 iii. Henry Willis Wilder, b. June 6, 1861. 

661 iv. James Alden Wilder, b. Nov. n, 1863. 

662 v. George Patterson Wilder, b. Jan. 24, 1869. 

502 Alphonso J. Wilder (s. Abigail J. and Peter A.), mi. 
Nov., 1862, 
66$ Kate Amanda Nichols, b. Dec, 1843. Issue : 

664 i. Blanche M. Wilder, b. 1870. 

665 ii. Helen Alphonse Wilder, b. 1874. 

515 Julia Marion 8 Wilder (dr. Abel, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 
Thomas"), m. 1841, 

666 Oliver H. Day, a farmer of Niagara City, N. Y. 

Issue : 

667 i. Helen S. Day, b. Sept. 29, 1842 ; m. Royal A. Hawley. 

668 ii. Sarah Elida Day, b. Nov. 30, 1844; m. William H. 

Davis. 

669 iii. Clara F. Day, b. Oct.*23, 1846; d. April 6, 1851. 

670 vi. Julia Marion Day, b. Feb. 20, 1848 ; m. Franklin V. 

Todd. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 75 

671 v. Henry N. Day, b. May 21, 1850. 

672 vi. Oliver Day, b. Aug. 3, 1854. 

519 Harriet Adaline 8 Wilder (dr. Charles, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1842, 

673 Wyman H. Ainsworth, a merchant of Varysburg, N. Y. 

Issue : 

674 i. Clara Adaline Ainsworth, b. Aug., 1844; d. J 874; m. 

Elon T. Spink. 

520 Charles Harrison 8 Wilder (s. Charles, 7 Abel," Abel, 5 

Thomas "), m. 1st, 

675 1 Annette Noyes ; m. 2d, 

676 2 Nettie B. Lee. Issue : 

677 i. George H. Wilder, b. Feb., 1850; d. Sept., 1850. 

678 ii. Charles S. Wilder, b. Nov., 1853. 

679 iii. William Almeron Wilder, b. i860 ; d. Feb. 10, 1862. 

680 iv. Louisa Lee Wilder. 

522 Lucien Jerome 8 Wilder (s. Charles, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 
Thomas 4 ), m. 1857, 

681 Clara W. Baldwin. Issue : 

682 i. Edwin M. Wilder, b. Sept. 10, 1869. 

524 George Mortimer 8 Wilder (s. Charles, 7 Abel," Abel, 5 

Thomas 4 ), was many years in charge of Wyoming 
County-House. In 1873 was elected Sheriff of Wyom- 
ing County, and died while in office ; m. 

684 Clementine B. Godfrey. Issue : 

685 i. Frederic C. Wilder, b. March 12, 1865. 

686 ii. George Walker Wilder, b. July 1, 1873. 

687 iii. Gertrude Mabel Wilder, b. Jan. 17, 1875. 

525 Lucy Adelaide 8 Wilder (dr. Charles, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1863, 

688 Eugene D. Tuttle, of Orangeville, N. Y. Issue : 

689 i. Charles S. Tuttle, b. April 16, 1866. 

690 ii. George W. Tuttle, b. Sept. 28, 1867. 

691 iii. Allison O. Tuttle, b. May 23, 1869. 



176 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

526 Erotas Henry Wilder (s. Charles,' Abel/' Abel, 5 
Thomas 4 ), a Lieutenant of Volunteers, Army of the 
Rebellion, now a cheese-manufacturer of Varysburg, 
N. Y. ; m. 1864, 
692 Ellen Hutchinson. Issue : 

093 i. Wyinan H. Wilder, b. Dec. 2, 1865. 

694 ii. Milton Almeron Wilder, b. Nov. 28, 1866. 

695 hi. Harriet Lorena Wilder, b. April 21, 187 1. 

528 Oscar Alonzo e Wilder' (s. Artemas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel/ 

Thomas 4 ), m. 

696 Angeline Jane Day, d. March 18, 1851. Issue: 

697 i. Frances A. Wilder, b. Feb. 8, 1848. 

698 ii. Ellen Wilder, b. April 20, 1850; d. Sept. 22, 1851. 

529 Robert Milton Wilder (Artemas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel," 

Thomas 4 ), Secretary of Gas Company, Coldwater, 
Mich. ; m. 1st, 

699 1 Caroline Sawyer; d. May 2, 1852; m. 2d, 

700 2 Louisa J. Baker. Issue : 

701 i. Edward Milton Wilder. 

702 ii. George Oscar Wilder. 

531 Dency Cook 8 Wilder (dr. Artemas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1856, 

703 Freeman S. Rogers, a dentist, of Gilroy, Cal. Issue : 

704 i. Edward Oscar Rogers, b. Aug 29, 1861. 

705 ii. Fanny Wilder Rogers, b. Oct. 9, 1863. 

706 iii. Eugene Freeman Rogers, b. May 16, 1865. • 

532 Deborah Foster 8 Wilder (dr. Artemas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 

Thomas 4 ), m. t86o, 

707 Stimson S. Harvey, a mail agent of Toledo, Ohio. 

Issue : 

708 i. Mary Rebecca Harvey, b. May 21, 1868. 

533 Laura Ann 8 Wilder (dr. Artemas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 

Thomas 4 ), m. 1868, 

709 Austin G. Hall. Issue : 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 77 

710 i. Arthur Austin Hall, b. Jan. 4, 1869. 

711 ii. B. Hall, b. July 13, 1872. 

537 Salmon Hfbard 8 Wilder (s. Moses 7 H.. Abel," Abel, 4 
Thomas 4 ), a mechanic and inventor, of Brooklyn, N.Y. ; 
m. 1854, 
7r2 Charlotte Elizabeth Reed, of Boston, Mass. ; b. 

April 14, 1826 ; d. April 10, 1862. Issue : 

713 i. Susan Eliza Wilder, b. May 28, 1855 ; d. March 25, 1862. 

714 ii. Emily Bruce Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 1856. 

715 iii. William Wilder, b. August, 1858; d. 1858. 

716 iv. Charlotte E. Wilder, b. July 28, i860. 

540 Moses Grant 8 Wilder (s. Moses 7 H., Abel, Abel, 5 
Thomas 4 ), b. Aug. 13, 1836, in China, Inch, machinist 
and draughtsman, an inventor and designer of special 
machines in New York ; m. 1st, May, 1862, 

717 t Eliza Penson Norwood, dr. Rev. Abraham Norwood; 

d. July 28, 1869; m. 2d, April 12, 1875, 

718 2 Helen Augusta Hall, of Gloversville, N. Y. Issue : 

719 i. Mary Augusta Wilder, b. May 8, 1863 ; d. Aug. 1868. 

720 ii. Helen Augusta Wilder, b. April 8, 1867. 

721 iii. Eliza Penson Wilder, b. July 14, 1869. 

722 iv. Henry Wilson Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 1876. 

54:3 Henry Fayette" Wilder (Thomas, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 
Thomas 4 ), a tin and stove merchant of Randolph, 
N.Y.; m. 1st, 1850, 

723 i Eveline Olmstead ; d. Jan. 21, 1871 ; m. 2d, 1874, 

724 2 Mary Redeley. Issue : 

725 i. Frederic Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1851 ; d. Nov. 18, 1863. 

726 ii. George Olmstead Wilder, b. Dec. 8, 1855 ; d. Oct. 6, 

1861. 

544 Delia h E. Wilder (dr. Thomas, 7 Abel", Abel," Thomas 4 ), 
m. 

727 Delos Carson. He was Captain in a Colored Regi- 

men!, and was killed in the Fort Pillow Massacre in 
the War of the Rebellion. Issue : 

728 i. Ida Bell Carson, b. June 12, 1864. 

13 



178 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

545 Sarah Dow 8 Wilder (dr. Thomas,' Abel, 6 Abel, 6 
Thomas 4 ), m. i860, 

729 Alexander J. Hill, a banker in Decatur, 111. Issue : 

730 i. Edward W. Hill, b. Jan. 10, 1861. 

548 Thomas Eugene 8 Wilder (s. Thomas,' Abel, 6 Abel, 6 
Thomas 4 ), m. 1865, 

731 Martha Fosdick. Issue : 

732 i. Lillian Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1871. 

555 Francis Milton 6 Wilder (s. Milton, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 

Thomas 4 ), Master Mechanic of Erie Railroad, Buffalo, 
N.Y. ; m. 1866, 

733 Cornelia J. Barr, b. Jan. 6, 1842. IssueJ: 

734 i. Charles D. Wilder, b. March 30, 1867. 

735 ii. Milton John Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1873. 

556 Alvin Dumond 6 Wilder (s. Milton, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 

Thomas 4 ), Superintendent of the U. P. R. R., Vallejo 
Branch, California; m. 1870, 

737 Anne E. North, b. Dec. 3, 1840, in India, (dr. of Rev. 

Alfred North). Issue : 

738 i. Edwin M. Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 187 1. 

739 ii. Francis Alfred Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 1873. 

740 iii. Harriet Mason Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1875. 

560 William Alonzo 8 Wilder (s. William, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 
Thomas s ), m. 1871, 

741 Ella V. Gladding, b. Dec. 5, 1850. Issue : 

742 i. Harry A. Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1872. 

574 Rufus L. 8 Wilder (s. Mason 7 H., Thomas, 6 Abel 6 ), 
was in the war of the Rebellion from 1861 to its close ; 
m. 1869, 

743 Kate Merrell, d. May, 1874. Issue : 

744 i. Henry Merrell Wilder, b. June, 1872. 

745 ii. Frederic Mason Wilder, b. March, 1874. 

576 Sarah Maria 8 Wilder (dr. Mason 7 H., Thomas," 
Abel 6 ), m. 1865, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. IJg 

746 William H. Pennell. They live in Vallejo, California. 

Issue : 

747 i. Cassins A. Pennell. 

748 ii. Emma Pennell. 

749 iii. Walter H. Pennell. 

750 iv. Mary Pennell. 

751 v. Alice Pennell. 

577 Mary E. Wilder (dr. Mason H., Thomas, Abel), m. 

1873, 

752 Charles Gould. Issue : 

753 i. Charles Gould, b. March 6, 1874. 

626 Edwin 9 E. Wilder (s. Moses 6 J., Abel, 7 Abel," Thomas, 5 
Thomas 4 ), m. 1869, 

754 Emma R. Langdon. Issue : 

755 i. Eva R. Wilder. 

756 ii. Grace Wilder. 

628 Gertrude 9 O. Wilder (dr. -Moses e J., Abel,' Abel, 6 
Thomas, 5 Thomas '), m. 1872, 

757 Hiram M. Stacy. Issue : 

758 i. Keturah L. Stacy. 

630 Frederic 9 Wales Wilder (s. Wales T., 8 Abel, 7 Abel, 8 
Thomas, 5 Thomas 4 ), 1873, 

759 Cora Thayer, b. Dec. 18, 1852. Issue : 

760 i. Grace Evelyn Wilder, b. Oct. 7, 1873. 

761 ii. Lucius Frederic Wilder, b. Sept. 6, 1875. 

667 Helen S. Day, dr. Oliver H. and Julia M. (Wilder) Day, 

m. 1866, 

762 Royal A. Hawley. Issue : 

763 i. George P. Hawley. , 

668 Sarah Elida Day, dr. Oliver H. and Julia M. (Wilder) 

Day, 111. 18 7 1, 

764 William H. Davis, b. Oct. 19, 1835. Issue: 

765 i. Fanny M. Davis, b. Oct. 6, 1872. 

766 ii. Horatio Davis, b. June, 1874. 

767 iii. Julia Marion Davis, b. Dec. 15, 1875. 



l8o GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

671 Clara A. Ainsworth, dr. of Wyman H. and H. A. 
(Wilder) Ainsworth, m. 1870, 

768 Elon T. Spink. Issue : 

769 i. Antoinette Spink, b. May 17, 1872. 

770 ii. David Leon Spink, b. March 5, 1874. 



FOURTH LINEAGE. 

ANDREW WILDER. 

51 Andrew' Wilder (Joseph, 3 Thomas, 9 Thomas'), a 
farmer in Lancaster, m. 1739, 

771 Elizabeth Carter Issue: 

772 i. Andrew Wilder, b. Sept. 11, 1740; d. Sept. 15, 1740. 

773 ii. Andrew Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1741 ; d. Feb. 10, 1775. 

774 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. April 4, 1743 ; d. Mjy 28, 1807. 

775 iv. Thomas Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1744; d. July 30, 1746. 

776 v. Ruth Wilder, b. Dec. 15, 1746; d. June 30, 1754. 

775 vi. Abigail Wilder, b. July 7, 1748; d. Aug. 8, 1814. 

776 vii. Abijah Wilder, b. Nov. 28, 1750; d. Jan. 8, 1831. 

777 viii. Deborah Wilder, b. Aug. 10, 1753; d. Aug. 20, 1755. 

778 ix. Joseph Wilder, b. May 26, 1757 ; d. Aug. 17, 1778. 

779 x. Peter Wilder, b. April to, 1761 ; d. April 25, 1841. 

780 xi. Calvin Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1764; d. Feb. 29, 1782. 

776 Abijah 5 Wilder (s. Andrew *),' was a mechanic of Keene, 
N. H., of great celebrity in his day. Married four 
times, and each of his first three wives died immediately 
after the birth of their second child ; m. 1st, Oct. 1, 

1774, 

781 Sarah Ellis, b. 1752; d. May 8, 1780; m. 2d, Nov. 7, 

1780, 

782 Martha Blake, b. 1746; d. May 2T, 1784; m. 3d, Oct. 

17, 1784, 

783 Beulah Johnson, b. 1751; d. Dec. 29, 1788; m. 4th, 

Oct., 1789, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. l8l 

784 Tamar Wilder, b. May 21, 1748; d. Dec. 16, 1834 

Issue : 

785 i. Abigail Wilder, b. July 3, 1775; d. Nov. 30, 1856; m. 

Abijah Kingsbury. 

786 ii. Sarah Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 1780, d. July 18, 1857; m. 

James Welles. 

787 iii. Martha Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1781; d. June 29, 1867. 

788 iv. Abijah Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1784; m. Rhoda Sanger. 

789 v. Hephzibah Wilder, b. April 17, 1787; d. Jan. 30, 1847; 

m. Joseph Wheeler. 

790 vi. Azel Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1789; d. April 9, i860; m. 

Elvira Warner. 

779 Peter 6 Wilder (s. Andrew 4 ), a chair-maker of Lancas- 
caster, Boston, and then of New Ipswich, N. H. ; m. 

791 Tamar Rice, b. 1763; d. Jan. 9, 1843. Issue: 

792 i. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1784; d. Oct. 28, 1861 ; m. 

Abijah Wetherbee. 

793 ii. Joseph Wilder, b. May 1, 1787; d. May 12, 1825. 

793 iii- Thomas Wilder, b. May 13, 1791 ; m. Mary H. Chaffin. 

794 iv. Peter Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1793; d. Nov. 25, 1814. 

795 v. Andrew Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1775 ; d. Aug. 10, 1822. 

796 vi. Laura M. Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1797; d. Nov. 21, 1840. 

797 vii. Nancy Wilder, b. July to, 1799; m. Smith. 

798 viii. Josiah P. Wilder, b. Nov. 21, 1801 ; d. June 28, 1873; 

m. Amanda Carter. 

799 ix. John B. Wilder, b. Aug. 10, 1804. 

800 x. Calvin Wilder, b. March 18, 1806; d. 1851 ; m. Harriet 

Hale. 

785 Abigail 6 Wilder (dr. Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. April 12, 
1803, 

801 Abijah Kingsbury, b. 1777; d. 1857. Boot and shoe- 

maker, Keene Co., N. H. Issue : 

802 i. William Kingsbury, b. June 3, 1804; m. Huldah Stone. 

803 ii. Charles J. Kingsbury, b. Dec. 21, 1805 ; d. 1872 ; in. Ruby 

Osgood. 

804 iii. Josiah Kingsbury, b. Nov. 6, 1807 ; m. Sarah Baker. 

805 iv. Abijah Wilder Kingsbury, b. Sept. 13, 1809; m. Emeline 

Wood. 



1 82 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

806 v. Albert Kingsbury, b. Sept. 19, 181 1 ; m. Ann E. Lyman. 

807 vi. Julia Ann Kingsbury, b. Jan. 29, 1813; m. Isaac Rand. 

808 vii. Mary Kingsbury, b. Oct. 9, 18 15 ; m. Jonas Parker. 

809 viii. George Kingsbury, b. Jan. 24, 1818 ; m. Lydia Briggs. 

810 ix. Abigail Kingsbury, b. Aug. 12, 1820; m. Enoch W. Win- 

chester. 

811 x. Sarah Kingsbury, b. Aug. 8, 1824; m. George Rising. 

812 xi. Elizabeth Kingsbury, b. Jan. 23, 1827; m. George P. 

Drovvne. 

786 Sarah 6 Wilder (dr. Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. Dec. 12, 
1804, 

813 James Welles. Issue : 

814 i. James Welles, in 1874, was County Clerk of Shelby Co., 

Ohio ; and Postmaster at Sidney. 

815 ii. Charles Welles. 

788 Abijah 6 Wilder (s. Abijah 5 and Andrew 4 ), m. 1814. 

816 Rhoda Sanger. Issue: 

817 i. Francis A. Wilder, b. April 5, 1816 ; d. Nov. 10, 1850 ; 

m. Luther Holbrook. 

818 ii. David M. Wilder, b. Feb., 1819; died April, 1874. 

819 iii. Elizabeth J. Wilder, b. Nov. , 1821 ; d. May 13, 1851 ; m. 

Ervine Gates. 

820 iv. Martha Wilder, b. May 4, 1824 ; m. Augustus Tafft. 

821 v. George S. Wilder, b. May 30, 1826. 

821 vi. Emily Wilder, b. June 18, 1829; m. George Baker, of 

Boston. 

822 vii. Rhoda J. Wilder, b. July 26, 1832 ; m. Edward H. Pet- 

tingill. 

823 viii. Mary Ellen Wilder, b. Feb. 7, 1833 ; m. Ervine Gates. 

824 ix. Harriet P. Wilder, b. April 4, 1835 ; m. Elisha Lane. 

789 Hephzibah 6 Wilder (dr. Abijah, 6 Andrew 4 ), m. Oct. 8, 

1813, 

825 Joseph Wheeler, of Whitesboro, N. Y. Issue: 

826 i. Azel Wheeler. 

827 ii. Daniel Wheeler. 

828 iii. Martha W. Wheeler, Sept. 3, 1823 ; m. Thomas H. Wil- 

liams. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 183 

790 Azel 6 Wilder (s. Abijah, 6 Andrew 4 ), Patentee of the 
Double-Geared Wheel-Head for Spinning Wool ; m. 

1813, 

829 Elvira Warner. Issue : 

830 i. Elvira P. Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1814; m. Edward Poole. 

831 ii. Charles J. Wilder, b. Sept., 1816 ; d. Dec. 18, 1818. 

832 iii. Lucius E. Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1818 ; d. Oct. 25, 1843. 

833 iv. Charles J. Wilder, b. July 7, 1821 ; d. Aug. 13, 1869; m. 

Elmira Nims. 

834 v. Hephzibah Wilder, b. April 29, 1823 ; d. Aug. 19, 1869; 

m. George H. Richards. 

835 vi. Azel B. Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1824 ; d. April 30, 1826. 

836 vii. Maria A. Wilder, b. Jan. 30, 1827. 

837 viii. Azel B. Wilder, b. Jan. 30, 1827; d. Jan. 30, 1827. 

838 ix. Lauretta Wilder, b. Dec. 20, 1829 ; d. May 22, 1845. 

839 x. Edward B. Wilder, b. Nov. 6, 1832 ; m. Mary Ann Wil- 

liams. 

792 Elizabeth 8 Wilder (dr. Peter, 6 Andrew 4 ), m. 

840 Abijah Wetherbee, b. 1781 ; d. 1838. Issue : 

841 i. Anna Elizabeth Wetherbee, m. Rev. Addison Brown. 

793 Thomas 8 Wilder (s. Peter, 5 Andrew 4 ), an artist of Wor- 

cester, Mass. ; ni. 

842 i. Mary H. Chaffin. Issue : 

844 i. William Wilder, b. 1815. 

845 ii. Lavinia Wilder. 

846 iii. Willard H. Wilder, b. 1820 ; m. Cynthia A. Kendall. 

798 Josiah 6 P. Wilder (s. Peter, 6 Andrew 4 ), m. 1825, 

847 Amanda Carter, b. Aug. 25, 1799; d. Jan. 1, 1851. 

Issue : 

848 i. Charles W. Wilder, b. May 2, 1827 ; m. Nancy Rice. 

849 ii. N. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1828 ; m. J. H. Wil- 

iams. 

850 iii. Oliver D. Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1830; m. Charlotte E. May- 

nard. 

851 iv. Josiah P. Wilder, b. April 3, 1832 ; d. Nov., 1863. 

852 v. Catharine A. Wilder, b. April 30, 1834 ; m. N. Morill. 

853 vi. Emeline A. Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1835 ; m. C. N. Colburne. 



1 84 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

854 vii. Milton A. Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1837 ; d. Feb. 8, 1842. 

855 viii. Luman A. Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1840 ; d. Feb. 2, 1842. 

803 Charles J. Kingsbury, s. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) 

Kingsbury, in. Sept. 10, 183 1, 

856 Ruby Osgood. Issue : 

857 i. Lucy O. Kingsbury, b. May 9, 1833 ; m. 1st, Henry E. 

Betts ; 2d, Joseph Smith. 

858 ii. Ellen J. Kingsbury, b. Dec. n, 1834 ; ra. Rev. Daniel E. 

Adams. 

859 iii. Mary A. Kingsbury, b. Aug. 23, 1836 ; m. Terry Halpine. 

860 iv. Charles E. Kingsbury, b. March 7, 1838 ; d. Aug. 27, 

1838. 

861 v. Martha A. Kingsbury, b. Sept. 25, 1840 ; m. Louis Kil- 

bourne. 

862 vi. Stella M. Kingsbury, b. Sept. 28, 1842 ; d. Sept. 9, 1843. 

863 vii. Stella M. Kingsbury, b. Sept. 25, 1845 > d. Oct., 1857. 

864 viii. Charles E. Kingsbury, b. March 25, 1849 ; d. March 29, 

1849. 

865 ix. Juliette E. Kingsbury, b. Nov. 15, 1852. 

804 Josiah Kingsbury, s. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) Kings- 

bury ; m. 

866 Sarah Baker. Issue : 

867 i- Edward B. Kingsbury, b. Feb. 4, 1839; m, Ellen Car- 

penter. 

868 ii. George A. Kingsbury, b. Sept. 28, 1840; m. Elvira Rogers. 

805 Abijah Wilder Kingsbury, s. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) 

Kingsbury ; m. 1830, 

869 Emeline Wood. Issue : 

870 i. Samuel Kingsbury. 

806 Albert Kingsbury, s. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) 

Kingsbury ; m. June 6, 1836, 

871 Ann E. Lyman, of Waltham, Mass. Issue: 

872 i. Frederic A. Kingsbury, b. June 6, 1837. 

873 ii. Julia E. Kingsbury, b. Jan. 26, 1839 ; m. Josiah Niles. 

874 iii. Harriet A. Kingsbury, b. Sept. 24, 1841 ; m. Edward 

Spalding. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 85 

875 iv. Chester L. Kingsbury, b. April 25, 1846 ; ra. Sarah Joslin. 

876 v. Arthur E. Kingsbury, b. March 24, 1848. 

807 Julia Ann Kingsbury, dr. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) 

Kingsbury, ni. April 16, 1840, 

877 Isaac Rand, a farmer of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

878 i. Harriet L. Rand, b. March 20, 1844; d. Jan., 1851. 

879 ii. Emily A. Rand, b. Aug. 28, 1846; d. Feb. 22, 1847. 

880 iii. Lyman T. Rand, b. June r6, 1849 - : a Congregational 

minister. 

881 iv. Selden T. O. Rand, b. Jan. 9, 1853. 

882 v. Ella N. Rand. b. Nov. 27, 1855. 

808 Mary Kingsbury, dr. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) Kings- 

bury, m. 1840, 

883 Jonas Parker. Issue : 

884 i. Mary A. Parker, b. April 1, 1841. 

885 ii. Helen M. Parker, b. Dec. 6, 1843. 

809 George Kingsbury, s. Abijah and Abigail (Wilder) Kings- 

bury, m. May 1, 1847, 

886 Lydia Briggs. Issue : 

887 i. Eliza W. Kingsbury, b. Oct. 10, 1848. 

888 ii. Emily S. Kingsbury, b. May 9, 1851. 

889 iii. Mary Jessie Kingsbury, b. June 21, 1852 ; d. Feb., 1857. 

812 Elizabeth Kingsbury, dr. Abijah aud Abigail (Wilder) 
Kingsbury, m. Oct. 20, 1854, 

890 George P. Drowne. Issue : 

891 i. George P. Drowne, b. March 4, 1856 ; d. July 3, 1858. 

892 ii. Frank H. Drowne, b. May 2, 1858 ; d. Oct. 5, 1870. 

893 iii. Edward P. Drowne, b. April 3, 1865. 

822 Rhoda 7 J. Wilder (dr. Abijah," s. Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), 
m. March 21, 1868, 

894 Edward H. Pettingill, M.D., of Saxton River, Vt. 

Issue : 

895 i. George Thomas Pettingill, b. July n, 1869. 

896 ii. Fanny Mabel Pettingill, b. Sept. 22, 1870. 



1 86 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

897 iii. Florence Pettingill, b. July 23, 1872. 

898 iv. Edward P. S. Pettingill, b. Nov. 17, 1874. ' 

823 Mary Ellen 7 Wilder (dr. Abijah, 6 Abijah, 5 Andrew *), 

m. 1858, 

899 Ervine Gates, a teacher in Superior, Wisconsin. Issue : 

900 i. Edward S. Gates, b. April 19, 1859. 

901 ii. Ervine Wilder Gates, b. Oct. 8, 1861. 

902 iii. Samuel W. Gates, b. Nov. 3, 1863; d. Aug. 10, 1864. 

903 iv. Fanny J. Gates, b. Oct. 22, 1868. 

904 v. Gertrude O. Gates, b. Dec. 31, 1872. 

905 vi. Joel Franklin Gates, b. April 1, 1875. 

824 Harriet P. 7 Wilder (dr. Abijah, 6 Abijah, 5 Andrew 1 ), m. 

906 Elisha Lane. Issue : 

907 i. Henry M. Lane. 

908 ii. Susan G. Lane. 

828 Martha Wheeler, dr. Joseph and Hephzibah (Wilder) 
Wheeler, m. Dec. 25, 1850, 

909 Thomas H. Williams. Issue : 

910 i. Ella Williams, b. 1851 ; d. 1859. 

911 ii. Sarah Williams, b. Aug. 9, 1853. 

912 iii. Mary Williams, b. 1856. 

913 iv. Robert Williams, b. 1859. 

914 v. Edith Williams, b. 1863. 

830 Elvira P. 7 Wilder (dr. Azel, 6 s. Abijah, 5 s. Andrew 4 ), m. 
June, 1836, 

915 Edward Poole, a jeweler of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

916 i. Elizabeth Poole, b. March 16, 1838; d. Sept. 18, 1869; 

m. Julius Morse. 

833 Charles 7 J. Wilder (s. Azel," Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), born 
in Keene, N. H. Was a Lieutenant in the Army of the 
Rebellion, and killed before Richmond in 1864; m. 

917 Elmira Nims. Issue: 

918 i. Helen Wilder. 

919 ii. Mary Wilder. * 

920 iii. Azel Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 87 

834 Hephzibah 7 Wilder (dr. Azel, 6 Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. 

1845, 

921 George H. Richards, a jeweler of Keene, N. H. 

Issue : 

922 i. Frank L. Richards, b. May 10, 1845. 

923 ii. George H. Richards, b. Aug. 13, 1846; m. Isabella 

Merrill. 

924 iii. Jane Richards, b. Dec. 1, 1848 ; d. Aug. 4, 1869. 

925 iv. Louis M. Richards, b. June 30, 185 1. 

926 v. Mary Ann Richards, b. March 25, 1853. 

927 vi. Clara H. Richards, b. May 14, 1855. 

928 vii. Emma A. Richards, b. May 26, 1857. 

929 viii. Charles E. Richards, b. Aug., 1859. 

930 ix. John W. Richards, b. July 30, 1863. 

836 Maria 7 A. Wilder (dr. Azel," Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. 1855, 

931 William Wyman. Issue : 

932 i. William T. Wyman, b. June 19, 1856. 

933 ii. Mary Wyman, b. 1857. 

839 Edward 7 B. Wilder (s. Azel, 6 Abijah, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. 1st, 
Nov. 8, 1859, 

934 1 Mary Ann Williams ; m. 2d, Jan. 3, 1868, 

935 2 Edna E. Fowler. Issue : 

936 i. Viola Maria Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1861. 

937 ii. Edward Warren Wilder, b. Feb. 4, 1864 ; d. Oct. 18, 

1864. 

938 iii. Azel Warner Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 1866. 

939 iv. Lillian J. Wilder, b. April 30, 1869. 

940 v. Charles H. Wilder, b. June 1, 1870. 

816 Willard 7 H. Wilder (s. Thomas," Peter, 6 Andrew 4 ), 
m. 1842, 

941 Cynthia A. Kendall, b. Aug. 28, 1826. Issue : 

942 i. Edith M. Wilder, b. May 1, 1843; d. May 24, 1851. 

943 ii. Charles H. Wilder, b. March 19, 1846; a jeweler in New 

York. 

944 iii. Edward K. Wilder, b. May 31, i860; d. June, i860. 

848 Charles W. 7 Wilder (s. Josiah, 6 Peter, 5 Andrew 4 ), m. 
April, 185 1, 



1 88 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

945 Nancy Rice, b. June 31, 1834. Issue : 

946 i. George W. Wilder, b. May 21, 1852. 

947 ii. Edward R. Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 1858. 

948 Hi. William C. Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 1861. 

949 iv. Ellen M. Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 1861. 

850 Oliver 7 D. Wilder (s. Josiah/ Peter, 6 Andrew 4 ), a 
chair-maker of Ashburnham, Mass.; m. Nov., 1854, 

950 Caroline E. Maynard, b. March 23, 1833. Issue : 

951 i. Maynard O. Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1858. 

952 ii. Alice R. Wilder, b. Nov. 5, i860. 

953 iii. Wesley M. Wilder, b. Nov. 1, 1873. 

853 Emeline A. Wilder (dr. Josiah, Peter, Andrew), m. 

954 Charles N. Colburne. Issue : 

955 i. Charles L. Colburne, b. Aug. 10, 1867. 

956 ii. Frank A. Colburne, b. Feb. 21, 1869. 

957 iii. William W. Colburne, b. Oct. 1, 1874. 

857 Lucy O. Kingsbury (granddaughter of Abijah Wilder), 

m. 1st, Oct., 1854, 

958 1 Henry E. Betts ; m. 2d, Dec, 1864, 

959 2 Joseph Smith. Issue : 

960 i. Mary J. Betts, b. March 4, 1855. 

961 ii. Joseph B. Smith, b. Sept. 4, 1868. 

962 iii. Caroline M. Smith, b. Aug. 23, 1870. 

963 iv. William B. Smith, b. May 6, 1872. 

858 Ellen J. Kingsbury (granddaughter Abigail Wilder 

Kingsbury), m. 1854, 

964 Samuel E. Adams. Issue : 

965 i. Charles D. Adams, b. Oct/2, 1856. 

966 ii. Mary K. Adams, b. Sept. 4, 1868. 

967 iii. George W. Adams, b. April 28, 1873. 

859 Mary A. Kingsbury (sister of 858), m. Sept. 24, 1856, 

968 Terry Halpine. Issue : 

969 i. Frank J. Halpine, b. June 15, 1857. 

970 ii. Estella M. Halpine, b. Oct. 16, 1858. 

971 iii. Mary E. Halpine, b. Dec. 13, 1861. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 189 

861 Martha A. Kingsbury (sister of 859), m. Aug. 21, 1859, 

972 Lewis Kilbourne, a farmer of Paxton, Me. Issue : 

973 i. Ellen M. Kilbourne, b. Jan. 2, 1861. 

974 ii. Charles B. Kilbourne, b. June 1, 1867. 

8(J7 Edward B. Kingsbury, s. Josiah, Abijah, and Abigail 
(Wilder) Kingsbury, in. June 29, 1861, 

975 Ellen Carpenter, of Surrey, New Hampshire. Issue: 

976 i. Edward Kingsbury, b. March 14, 1863. 

977 ii. Elizabeth W. Kingsbury, b. Oct. 28, 1866. 

978 iii. Franklin Kingsbury, b. Feb. 20, 1868. 

979 iv. Adelaide Kingsbury, b. Nov. 16, 1869. 

980 v. Mary Kingsbury, b. Aug. 7, 1871. 

8(>8 George A. Kingsbury (s. Josiah, brother of 867), m. 
186?, 

981 Elvira Rogers. Issue : 

982 i. John D. Kingsbury, b. March 16, 1868. 

983 ii. George W. Kingsbury, b. Dec. 30, 1869. 

983 iii. Isabella Kingsbury, b. Nov. 26, 1871. 

984 iv. Sarah A. Kingsbury, b. Aug. 8, 1873. 

985 v. Martha Kingsbury, b. May 1, 1875. 

873 Julia E. Kingsbury (dr. Albert, s. Abijah) ; m. 1861, 

986 Josiah Nii.es. Issue : 

987 i. John T. Niles, b. Dec. 31, 1861 ; d. Aug. 1862. 

988 ii. Agnes M. Niles, b. April 18, 1863. 

874 Harriet A. Kingsbury (sister of 873), m. May 19, 

1870, 

989 Edward Spalding, a merchant of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

990 i. Arthur E. Spalding, b. April 19, 1871. 

991 ii. Frank L. Spalding, b. June 9, 1872. 

875 Chester L. Kingsbury (br. of 874), m. 1867. 

992 Sarah Joslin. Issue : 

993 i. Frederic E. Kingsbury, b. Nov. 9, 1867. 

994 ii. Henry J. Kingsbury, b. Jan. 16, 1869. 



I90 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

923 George H. Richards, s. George H. and Hephzibah (Wil- 
der) Richards, m. Feb., 1868, 
Isabella Merrell. Issue : 

995 i. Hubert Richards, b. Feb., 1869. 

For most of this Lineage, we are indebted to the kindness and 
energy of Mrs. Julia A., wife of Deacon Isaac Rand, of Keens. 
N. H., a great-granddaughter of Andrew Wilder. 



" 



FIFTH LINEAGE. 

JOSEPH WILDER, OF LEOMINSTER. 

52 Joseph 4 Wilder (Joseph, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas '), m. July 
4, i733> 

996 Deborah Joscelyn, b. 1708; d. April 20, 1773. Issue: 

997 i. Joseph Wilder, b. April 15, T734; in. Susannah Phelps. 

998 ii. Deborah Wilder, b. Nov. 17, 1736; m. Sherebiah Hunt. 

999 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. March 2, 1738. 

1000 iv. Gardner Wilder, b. March 22, 1739; m - Martha Wilder. 

1001 v. Rebecca Wilder, born May, 18, 1741 ; m. James Locke. 

1002 vi. Peter Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1743. 

1003 vii. John Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1743; d. Nov. 11, 1743. 

1004 viii. Lucy Wilder, b. April 24, 1747; d. Jan. 19, 17715 m. 

John Locke. 

1005 ix. John Wilder, b. August 1, 1750. 

997 Joseph Wilder (s. Joseph), a farmer of Lancaster, m. 

1006 Susannah Phelps. Issue : 

1007 i. Joseph Wilder, b. 1760; m. Rachel Ripley. 

1008 ii. Willis Wilder, b. 1764. 

1009 iii. Peter Wilder, b. 1766; d. Feb. 22, 1847. 

1010 iv. Nathan Wilder. 

1011 v. Lucy Wilder. 

1012 vi. Rebecca Wilder, m. Arthur Taylor. 

1013 vii. Nancy Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 191 

90S Deborah Wilder (dr. Joseph), m. 1758, 

1014 Sherebiah Hunt. Issue : - 

1015 i. Sherebiah Hunt, b. 1760. 

1016 ii. Deborah Hunt, b. 1762. 

1017 iii. Peter Hunt, b. 1764. 

1018 iv. William Hunt, b. 1766. 

1000 Gardner Wilder (s. Joseph), m. Nov. 13, 1760, 

1019 Martha Wilder. Issue : 

1020 i. Gardner Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1761. 

100-1 Lucy Wilder (dr. Joseph), m. March 8, 1765. 

1021 John Locke, b. April 19, 1742 ; d. June 14, 1781. 

Issue : 

1022 i. John Locke, b. Sept. 28, 1766. 

1007 Joseph 6 Wilder (s. Joseph, 6 Joseph 4 ), m. 1st, 1786, 

1023 j Rachel Ripley, b. 1759 ; d. 1789. She was a sister of 

Rev. Dr. Ripley, of Concord, Mass., who lived in the 
house where Hawthorne gathered his " Mosses." m. 
2d, 1790, 

1024 2 Lucy Safford. m. 3d, 

1025 3 Patience Cobb. Issue : 

1026 i. John Wilder, b. Dec, 1786; m. Sally Andrews. 

1027 ii- Joseph Wilder, b. March, 1788; d. Feb., 1841 ; m. 

Elizabeth Mullett. 

1028 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1789. 

1029 iv. Benjamin R. Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1792; d. Nov. 29, 

1867; m. Lydia Dutton. 

1030 v. Cyrena Wilder. 

1031 vi. Elias Wilder, b. 1809. 

1032 vii. Lucy Wilder, b. 181 1. 

1009 Peter" Wilder (s. Joseph, 6 Joseph 4 ), m. 1793, 

1033 Polly Wheeler, of Harvard, Mass.; d. 1838. Issue: 

1034: i- Artemas W. Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1794; d. Aug. 2, 
1 85 1 ; m. Sarah Parker. 

1035 ii. Polly Wilder, b. 1797 ; d. 1804. 

1036 iii. Betsey Wilder, b. Jan. 29, 1799; d. April 18, 1862; m. 

Rev. Ira Allen. 



I92 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1037 iv. Lucretia Wilder, b. April 15, 1801 ; m. Simon Alverson. 

1038 v. Willis Wilder, b. July 5, 1803 ; m. Laura Huston. 

1039 vi. Charles H. Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1805 ; m. Mary B. Robbins. 

1040 vii. Harriet Wilder, b. 1807; d. Feb., 1824. 

1041 viii. Aurilla Wilder, b. 1809. 

104*2 ix. Arvilla Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1812 ; m. Rev. John Loveys. 
1043 x. Lncinda Wilder, b. July 2, 1814; in. Rev. George W. 

Barney. 
10 i4 xi. Nancy Wilder, b. May 23, 1816 ; m. Rev. John Lowery. 

1045 xn - Mary Wilder, b. 1818; d. 1819. 

1022 John Locke, s. John and Lucy (Wilder) Locke, dr. 
Joseph, b. in Lancaster, removed to Buckland in 1793, 
and to Sempronius, N. Y., in 1802, m. 1782, 

1046 Esther Phelps, b. Dec. 2, 1766. Issue: 

1047 i. Esther Locke, b. April 8, 1787; m. 

1048 ii. Lucy Locke, b. Dec. 17, 1789, in Lancaster. 

1049 u '- Betsey Locke, b. Feb. n, 1793, in Buckland. 

1050 iv. John Locke, b. Dec. 5, 1794, lived in Lodi, N. Y. 

105 1 v. David Locke, b. July 13, 1797. 

1052 vi. Mary Locke, b. Feb. 19, 1799; m. Chauncy Wright. 

1053 vii. James S. Locke, b. Jan. 6, 1802. 

1054 viii. Henry W. Locke, b. Jan. 22, 1805; m. Temperance 

Wood. 

1026 John 7 Wilder (s. Joseph, Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), born in 
Hartland, Vermont. In t8io he and his brother 
Joseph were millwrights in Attica, N. Y. John was 
many years Sheriff of Genesee and Wyoming Coun- 
ties, and was killed by being thrown' from a horse 
while in office in Warsaw, N. Y. ; m. 

1055 Sally Andrews. Issue : 

1056 i. Aretas Wilder. 

1057 ii. Lucy Wilder. 

1058 iii. Eliza Ann Wilder. 

1059 1V - Benjamin Ripley Wilder. 

1060 v. John Wilder. 

106 1 vi. Helen M. Wilder. 

1062 vii. Sarah Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 1 93 

1027 Joseph Wilder (s. Joseph, Joseph, Joseph), m. 1818, 
1063 Elizabeth Mullett, of Pembroke, N. Y. ; b. 1784; 

d. 1851. Issue : 

T064 i. Cyrena Wilder, b. 1820? m. G. L. Davis, Esq. 

1065 ii. Delia Wilder, b. 1822 ? 

1066 iii. Laura Ann Wilder, m. 

1067 iv. Orcas C. Wilder. 

1067 v. Joseph M. Wilder, m. R. Paddock. 
]06S vi. James Mullett Wilder, m. Mary V. Platte. 

1069 vii. Angenette Wilder. 

1070 viii. Caroline Wilder. 

107 1 ix. Julia Elizabeth Wilder. 

1029 Benjamin 7 R. Wilder (s. Joseph," Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), 
m. 1824, 

1072 Lydia Dutton, of Plainfield, N. H., b. 1800. Issue : 

1073 i. Sanford L. Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1825; m. Mary Ann 

Standish. 
1071 ii. Mary Ann Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1827; m. Rollin 
Amsden. 

1075 iii. Benjamin Franklin Wilder, b. July 16, 1831. 

1076 iv. Susanna Maria Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1837. 

1077 v. Silas Dutton Wilder, b. Dec. 30, 1839. 

1031 Artemas Wheeler 7 Wilder (s. Peter," Joseph, 4 
Joseph 4 ), m. June 20, 1820, 

1078 Sally Parker, of Northfield, Vt. ; b. Dec. 7, 1781 ; 

d. Sept. 22, 1859. Issue : 

1071) i- Artemas Wells Wilder, b. April T3, 182 1 ; m. Eliza M. 
Cleaves. 

1080 h. George Willis Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1825 ; m. Maria A. 

Hubbard. 

1036 Betsey 7 Wilder (dr. Peter," Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), m. 
Jan. 27, 1822, 

1081 Ira Allen, a Christ-ian minister of Potsdam, N. Y. ; 

b. May 20, 1770; d. May 14, 1850. Issue : 

1082 i. Harriet B. Allen, b. Oct. 28, 1825 ; d. Oct. 5, 1867 ; 

m. Frederic Hawes. 
14 



194 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1082 ii. Ira W. Allen, b. July 5, 1827. LL.D., a teacher in 

Chicago ; in. Lydia Ford. 

1083 iii. Albert L. Allen, b. Feb. 27, 1850; m. Mary L. 

Blades. 

1084 iv. Elizabeth Allen, b. March 28, 1832; m. Moses R. 

Gilman. 

1085 v. Henry S. Allen, b. Jan. 3, 1835 ; d. Aug. 24, 1865 ; m. 

Delia L. Eilis. 

1086 vi. Alden Allen, b. April 20, 1837 ; m. Emma L. 

Shearman. 

1087 vii. Charles F. Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1839. 

1037 Lucretia T Wilder (dr. Peter, Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), m. 

1820, 

1088 Simon Alverson, b. Dec. 10, 1787 ; d. Nov. 10, 1846. 

Issue : 

1089 i. Eliza A. Alverson, b. April 3, 182 1. 

1090 ii. Harriet S. Alverson, b. April 8, 1823. 

1091 iii. Charles B. Alverson, b. March 14, 1825 ; m. Elvira 

Sweet. 

1092 iv. Susan Alverson, b. April 7, 1827 ; m. Joseph Browne. 

1093 v. Mary Alverson, b. April 10, 1830. 

1094 vi. Lorinda Alverson, b. May 31, 1834; m, Silas Clark. 

1095 vii. Arvilla Alverson, b. July 12, 1840. 

1038 Willis 7 Wilder (s. Peter, 6 Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), m. July 

5, 1829, 

1096 Laura Huston, of Middlebury, Vt., b. Oct. 28, 1801. 

Issue : 

1097 i. Robert Huston Wilder, b. July 5, 1830. 

1098 ii. Laura A. L. Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1831. 

1099 iii. Arvilla Elizabeth Wilder, b. Feb. 30, 1833. 

1100 iv. Nathan Willis Wilder, b. Feb. 25, 1835 ; m. Jane Ann 

Hubbard. 

1101 v. Charles Wesley Wilder, b. Feb. 21, 1837. 

1102 vi. Harriet Julia Wilder, b. Dec. 27, 1838; d. Dec. 8, 1861, 

in Meriden, Ct. 

1039 Charles 7 H. Wilder (Peter, 6 Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), a 
provision dealer in Lowell, Mass. ; m. Feb. 5, 1839, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 195 

1103 Mary B. Robbins, b. Sept. 16, 1816; d. Nov. 25, 1875. 

Issue : 

1 104 i. Harriet Amelia Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1844. 

1105 ii. Charles Wheeler Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1847. 

1012 Arvilla 7 Wilder (dr. Peter, 6 Joseph, 6 Joseph 4 ), m. 
1 st, Oct. 3, 1833, 

1106 1 Rev. John Loveys, b. March 7, 1809; d. Oct. 12, 

1847 ; id. 2d, May 21, T855, 

1 107 2 Rev. Joseph H. Lamb. Issue: 

1108 i. Margaret Louisa Loveys, b. Jan. 20, 1843; d. June 1, 

1864. 

1044 Nancy 7 Wilder (dr. Peter," Joseph, 5 Joseph 4 ), m. 
Sept. 17, 1837, 

1 109 Rev. John Lowery, b. June 18, 1808; d. Oct. 12, 

1873. Issue : 

1 1 10 i. William L. Lowery, b. May 19, 1839; m. M. L. Martin. 
irn ii. John Barney Lowery, b. May 28, 1841 ; m. H. M. 

Duell. 

1 1 12 iii. Robert O. Lowery, b. June 23, 1843. 

1068 James Mullett 8 Wilder (Joseph, 7 Joseph," Joseph, 6 
Joseph 4 ), m. 

1 1 13 Mary Van-Wyck Platt. Issue: 

1 1 14 i. James B. Wilder, of Lockhaven, Penn. 

1070 Caroline 9 . Wilder (dr. Joseph, 7 Joseph," Joseph, 5 
Joseph 4 ), m. 

1 1 15 Henrv S. McKenna. Issue : 

1 1 16 i. Thomas N. McKenna, b. May 4, 1856. 

1 1 17 ii. Claude Wilder McKenna, b. Dec. n, 186 1. 
it 18 iii. Joseph Henry McKenna, b. June, 1863. 

1 1 19 iv. Hugh L. McKenna, b. Oct. 2, 1864. 

1073 Sanford Lorenzo 6 Wilder (Benjamin, 7 Joseph," 
Joseph, 5 Joseph '), m. June 11, 1857, 

1 1 20 Mary Ann Standish. Issue: 

1 121 i. John S. Wilder, b. Dec. 29, 1860. 

1 122 ii. Carrie Augusta Wilder, b. Aug. 29, 1863. 



I96 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1074 Mary Ann Wilder (sister to 1073), m. July 1, 1852, 

1 1 23 Rollin Amsden. Issue: 

1124 i. Frank W. Amsden, b. Aug. 23, 1853. 

1 125 ii. Charles Sumner Amsden, b. June 17, 1855 > m - Sally 

Jones. 

1126 iii. Henry Ward Amsden, b. Sept., 1857 ; d. July, i860. 

1079 Artemas Wells 8 Wilder (Artemas, 7 Peter, 6 Joseph, 5 
Joseph '), a machinist of New York and Brooklyn, now 
a merchant in Northfield, Vt. ; m. 1st, 1846, 

1127 1 Eliza M. Cleaves, d. Aug., 1848; m. 2d, Sept. 20, 

1849, 

1 1 28 2 Susan Augusta Stearns ; m. 3d, Dec. 8, 1873, 

1129 3 Mrs. Sarah P. Brown. Issue : 

1 1 30 i. Charles Wilder, b. June 7, 1848 ; d. Aug. 18, 1848. 

1131 ii. Charles A. Wilder, b. July 31, 1850 ; d. Feb. 4, 1857. 

1 132 iii. George Ellis Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1852 ; d. July 11, 1858. 

1 133 iv. Sarah Ellen Wilder, b. Jan. 12, 1856. 

1 134 v. Charles E. Wilder, b. Feb. 12, 1858. 

1135 vi. Fred. Artemas Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1874. 

1136 vii. Edward Porter Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1876. 

1080 George Willis 8 Wilder (Artemas, 7 Peter" Joseph, 6 
Joseph 4 ), m. June 18, 1856, 

1137 Maria A. Hubbard. Issue: 

1 138 i. George Hubbard Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1858. 

1100 Nathan Willis Wilder (Willis, Peter, Joseph, Joseph), 

m. March, 1852, 
1 139. Jane Ann Hubbard. Issue: 

1 1 40 ■ i. Frank Wells Wilder, b. March 7, 1863. 

1 141 ii. Anna Lincoln Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1865. 

1142 iii. Alice Amelia Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1868. 

1143 iv. Mary Frances Wilder, b. March 14, 1870. 
1 144. v. Henry Hubbard Wilder, b. June 18, 1873. 

1 145 vi. Edmund Jonas Wilder, b. Feb. 29, 1876. 

1101 Charles Wesley" Wilder (Willis, 7 Peter," Joseph '" 

Joseph 4 ), m. May 5, 1866, 

1 146 Jannette H. Davis, b. Feb. 7, 1842. Issue: 

1147 i. Edith Harriet Wilder, b. May 13, 1870. 

1148 ii. Henry Willis Wilder, b. Aug. 5, 1875. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. I97 

SIXTH LINEAGE. 

CALEB WILDER. 

53 Caleb 4 Wilder (s. Judge 2 Joseph, Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), 
born in Lancaster ; lived in Leominster, where, with 
his brother Joseph, he carried on the Pot and Pearl- 
ash business successfully , m. Feb., 1736, 

1 143 Abigail Carter. Issue: 

1144 i. Caleb Wilder, b. Feb., 1737; d. March 5, 1737. 
11-15 ii. Samuel Wilder, b. May 7, 1739 > d. 1798 ; m. Dorothy 

Carter. 
1116 iii. Caleb Wilder, b. July 1, 174T. 

1 147 iv. Nahum Wilder, b. Aug. 17, 1743. 

1148 v. Abigail Wilder, b. April 24, 1746; d. 1778; m. 

Smith. 

1149 vi. Levi Wilder, b. April 23, 1750; d. 1793 ; m. Sarah 

Stoddard. 

1 150 vii. Sarah Wilder, b. Aug. 6, 1752. 

1 151 viii. Anna Wilder, b. July 10, 1755. 

1115 Samuel 5 Wilder (s. Caleb, 4 ), m. 1st, Feb. 15, 1768, 

1152 Dorothy Carter, of Lancaster ; b. 1750; d. 1790; 

m. 2d, 1 791, 

1153 Abigail Fairbanks. Issue: 

1 1 54 i. Samuel Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1768 ; d. 1822. 

1155 ii. Caleb Wilder, b. March 22, 1770; d. 1868; m. Sarah 

Whitney. 

1156 iii. Nahum Wilder, b. March 1, 1775; d. March, i860; m. 

Hanna Woods. 

1157 iv. Dorothy Wilder, b. March 14, 1777 ; d. 1847 

1 158 v. Beulah Wilder,' b. April 26, 1779. 

1 159 vi. Ephraim Wilder, b. Jan. 7, 1782. 

1 160 vii. Sarah Wilder, b. Jan. n, 1784. 

1161 viii. Abel Wilder, b. Jan. 27, 1786; d. 1864; m. Fanny 

Richardson. 

1162 ix. Thomas Wilder, b. July 9, 1788 ; d. May 31, 1866 ; m. 

Mary Woods. 

1 163 x. Milton Wilder, b. June 30, 1790. 



I98 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1146 Caleb 5 Wilder (s. Caleb 4 ), a farmer of Ashburn- 
ham, 111. 

1165 Woodward. Issue: 

1166 i. Abigail Wilder, m. Silas Whitney. 

1 167 ii. Joseph Wilder. 

1168 iii. Charles Woodward Wilder, b. Dec. 30, 1790; d. Feb. 

12, 1851 ; m. 1st, Myra Lawrence ; m. 2d, 

1 169 Mrs. L. S. Kendall. 

1 1 70 iv. Caleb Wilder. 

11 7 r v. Deborah Wilder. 

1 1 72 vi. Betsey Wilder. 

1 1 73 vii. Nancy Wilder. 

1149 Levi 5 Wilder (s. Caleb, 4 ), lived on the old Wilder 
Farm, in Lancaster, was a merchant ; m. 1779, 

1174 Sarah Stoddard, b. 1753; d. Aug. 2, 1819. Issue: 

1175 i. Sampson V. S. Wilder, b. May 20, 1780; d. 1864; no. 

Electa Earrell. 

1 1 76 ii. Sarah Wilder. 

1177 iii. Margaret Wilder. 

1 1 78 iv. Levi Wilder. 

1 1 79 v. Elizabeth Wilder. 

1 1 80 vi. Nancy Wilder. 

1 181 vii. Abigail Wilder. 

1155 Caleb 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Caleb 4 ), m. 1800, 

1 183 Sarah Whitney. Issue : 

1 184 i. Samuel Wilder, b. Dec. 30, 1801 ; d. Aug. 12, 181 7. 

1185 ii. Sarah Wilder, b. May 7, 1803. 

1 186 iii. Nancy Wilder, b. Nov. 19, 1806 ; m. Stephen Laws. 

1 187 iv. Silas Whitney Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1808. 

1188 v. Caleb Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1810. 

1189 vi. Silas Whitney Wilder, b. July 20, 1814. 

1 190 vii. Abel Thomas Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1816. 

1191 viii. Dorothy Carter Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 1819. 

1156 Nahum 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Caleb 4 ), m. Oct. 15, 

1800, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 199 

1 192 Hannah Woods, sister of Dr. Leonard Woods, of An- 

dover. Issue : 

1 193 i. Milton Wilder, b. March 15, 1801 ; d. July 5, 1864. 

1 194 ii. Mary Wilder, b. May 13, 1803. 

1 195 iii. Caroline Wilder, b. Nov. 25, 1805. 

1 196 iv. Lucy B. Wilder, b. July 17, 1809. 

1197 v. Samuel Wilder, b. May 9, 1812 ; d. June, 1840. 

1 198 vi. Harriet A. Wilder, b. Nov. 18, 1815. 

1 1 99 vii. Alden A. Wilder, b. July 23, 181 7. 

1200 viii. Solon F. Wilder, b. Aug. 10, 1819. 

1201 ix. Sarah W. F. Wilder, b. Dec. 29, 1821. 

1161 Abel 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Caleb 4 ), born in Ashburn- 

ham ; was for some of his early years in Winchendon ; 
settled as a physician in Blackstone ; was eminent in 
his profession. In his 70th year, he removed to 
Rochester, N. Y.. and, in 1866, he died in New York 
city ; m. 1816, 

1202 Fanny Richardson, of Winchendon, b. 1786 ; d. Feb. 

23, 1876, at 90 years of age. 
The following was given me by the Doctor himself 
in 1858, but after repeated correspondence, I have 
not been able to obtain the names of the three 
daughters or the dates of birth or the family records 
of the children. His sons' names are inserted in the 
order in which I obtained them. 

1204 i. David Smith Wilder, of Toledo, had two sons, 

1205 Albert Wilder. 

1206 Foster Wilder. 

1207 ii. Charles Wilder. 

1208 iii. Caleb Wilder. 

1209 iv. George Wilder. 

12 10 v. Samuel Wilder (ex-Mayor of Rochester, N. Y.) 

12 1 1 vi. Abel Carter Wilder (ex-Mayor of Rochester, N. Y.) 

1 2 12 vii. Daniel Webster Wilder, a lawyer of Kansas. 

1162 Thomas 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Caleb 4 ) m. 

1213 Mary Woods (sister of 1192). Issue : 

1 2 14 i. Thomas Scott Wilder. 

T215 ii. Mary Woods Wilder, d. Feb. 23, 1826. 



200 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

12 1 6 iii. Abbie Whitney Wilder, m. Charles E. Ryan. 

1 21 7 iv. Rebecca Kimball Wilder, d. May 12, 1863. 

1168 Charles Woodward 6 Wilder (s. Caleb, 5 Caleb 4 ), a 
graduate of Dartmouth Medical College ; practiced 
medicine in Templeton for many years with much 
success, when he removed to Leominster, where he 
was a useful citizen; m. 1st, in 1820, 

1 2 18 1 Myra Lawrence, d. 1843; in. 2d, 1844, 

1219 2 Mrs. Laura S. Kendall. Issue : 

1220 i. Elizabeth Wilder, b.1822; d. 1858; m. William Peck, M.D. 

1221 ii. Abigail Wilder, b. 1824; d. 1843. 

1222 iii. Charles W. Wilder, b. 1827; m. Emma C. Wood. 

1223 iv. Rufus L. Wilder, b. Aug. 17, 1845 ; a physician of New 

York. 

1224 v. Joseph Woodward Wilder, b. Aug. 11, 1847; a lawyer 

in Leominster. 

1175 Sampson Vryling 6 Stoddard Wilder (Levi, 6 Caleb 4 ), 
a distinguished merchant. For many years Presi- 
dent of the American Tract Society. See History, 
p. 46; 111. June 30, 1814, 

1225 Electa Barrell (dr. of Joseph Barrell, Esq., of Bos- 

ton). Issue : 

1226 i. Electa B. Wilder, b. Sept., 1815 ; m. Guy U. Richards. 

1227 ii. Francena Melanie Wilder, b. Aug., 1817; d. 1818. 

1228 iii- Francena Eglee Wilder, b. Feb., 1819 ; m. Richard T. 

Haines. 

1229 iv. Sarah Vrilina Stoddard Wilder, b. Jan., 182T ; d. 1823. 

1230 v. Sarah Stoddard (adopted) Wilder, b. Jan., 1823 ; d. 

1868; in. J. B. Sheffield. 

1231 vi. Sarah Vrilina Tappan Wilder, b. July, 1824. 

1232 vii. Sampson V. Stoddard Wilder, b. June, 1828; d. 1832. 

1233 viii. Anna Maria Stoddard Wilder, b. 1832. 

1234 ix. Josephine Christina Wilder, b. Oct., 1838; m. Rev. J. 

H. Dvvight. 

1222 Charles W. b Wilder (s. Charles W. 5 , Caleb 4 ), 
of Fitchburg ; a graduate of Dartmouth Medical 
School, 1849 ; m. 1850, 

1240 Emma C. Wood. Issue : 

1 241 i. Thomas E. Wilder, b. March 1, 1851. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 201 

1242 ii. Charles H. Wilder, b. 1853. 

1243 iii. Frances VV. Wilder, b. 1856. 

1226 Electa 7 Barrell Wilder (dr. S. V. 6 S., s. Levi/ 
Caleb 4 ), m. 

1244 Guy U. Richards. Issue: 

12-15 i. Gustavus Wilder Richards. 
1216 ii. Electa Melanie Richards. 

1228 Francena 7 Eglee Wilder (dr. S. V.' ! S., s. Levi, 6 
Caleb 4 ), ra. 

1247 Richard T. Haines, a merchant of New York. 

Issue : 

1248 i. Richard Townley Haines. 
12-19 ii. Fanny Electa Haines. 

1250 iii. Edward Wilder Haines. 

1251 iv. Electa Barrell Haines. 

1252 v. Robert Halstead Haines. 

1253 vi. Laura Theodora Haines. 

1254 vii. Margaret Vryling Haines. 
T255 viii. Caroline Rosalie Haines. 

ix. Frank Stoddard Haines. 

1256 x. Lillian Magie Haines. 

1257 xi. Henry Alexander Haines. 

1258 xii. Evangeline Haines. 

1230 Sarah Stoddard 7 Wilder (dr. S. V." S., s. Levi," 
Caleb 4 ), ra. 

1259 J. B. Sheffield. Issue : 

1260 i. Josephine L. Sheffield. 

1261 ii. Sarah Stoddard Sheffield. 

1262 iii. Louisa Wilder Sheffield. 

1263 iv. William Richard Sheffield. 

1264 v. Helen North Sheffield. 

1265 vi. Mary C. Sheffield. 

1266 vii. Caroline P. Sheffield. 

1215 Gustavus 8 Wilder Richards (grandson of S. V. S. 6 
Wilder), ra. 

1267 Virginia McLean. Issue . 

1268 i. Guy McLean Richards. 



202 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1269 ii. Upson Richards. 

1270 iii. Barrell Richards. 
12 7 1 iv. Vryling Richards. 

1246 Electa Melanie Richards (sister of 1245), m. 

1272 Charles L. Norton. Issue : 

1273 i. Melanie Elizabeth Norton. 

1249 Fanny Electa Haines, dr. R. T. and F. E. (Wilder) 
Haines, m. 

1274 William J. Halsey. Issue : 

1275 i. Richard T. Halsey. 

1276 ii. Margaret Halsey. 

1277 iii. Rosalie Halsey. 
12 75 1V - Jack Halsey. 

1276 v. Lillian Halsey. 

1251 Electa Barrell Haines (sister of 1249), m - 

1277 W. H. Wickham, of Brooklyn. Issue : 

1278 i. Fanny Wickham. 

1279 ii. Edith Wickham. 

1261 Sarah Stoddard Sheffield (dr. J. B. Sheffield), in. 

1280 Silas B. Brownell. Issue : 

1 281 i. Louisa Brownell. 

1282 ii. Matilda Brownell. 

1283 iii. Sylvia Brownell. 

1263 William Richard Sheffield (s. J. B. Sheffield), m. 

1284 Mrs. Julia Lalong. Issue : 

1285 i. Helen Sheffield. 



SEVENTH LINEAGE. 

JONAS WILDER. 

63 Jonas 4 Wilder (s. John, 3 John, 2 Thomas '), born in 
Lancaster. In 1733 he removed to Lyme, Conn., 
and in 1760 to Hartland, where he was a farmer and 
a leading citizen until he died, in 1797, at the age of 
98 years; m. 1st, 1724, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 203 

1286 1 Eunice Beaman, d. 1731 ; m. 2d, 1733, 

1287 2 Eunice Beaman. Issue : 

1288 i. Joseph Wilder, b. Jan. 14, 1725 ; d. Jan. 3, 1816. 

1289 ii. Hannah Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1727. 

1290 iii. Priscilla Wilder, b. April 17, 1729. 

1291 iv. Jonas Wilder, b. May 9, 1731. 

1292 v. Elisha Wilder. 

1293 vi. John Wilder, b. ; d. May 26, 1805. 

1294: vii. Gamaliel Wilder, b. 1743. 

1295 viii. Ephraim Wilder. 

1296 ix. Jonathan Wilder, b. July 25, 1 751. 

1297 x. Sarah Wilder, in. Consider Tiffany. 

1298 xi. Betsey Wilder, m. Daniel Gilbert. 

1299 xn - Eunice Wilder, b. July 25, 1755 ; d. May 12, 1835 ; in. 

James Gilbert. 

1300 xiii. Tamar Wilder. 

1288 Joseph 5 Wilder (s. Jonas 4 ), lived in East Haddam, 
adjoining Lyme, Conn., till 1763, when he removed 
to Barkhamstead, where he was a Justice of the 
Peace and Representative ; m. 

1301 Hannah . Issue : 

1302 i. Ephraim Wilder. 

1303 ii. Gamaliel Wilder. 

1304 iii. Daniel Wilder. 
I 3°5 v - J°' ln Wilder. 

1304 iv. Elijah Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1752; d. July 9, 1836. 

1305 vi. Thomas Wiider, b. Sept. 23, 1756; m. Tryphena 

Austin. 

1306 vii. Hannah Wilder, b. May 25, 1759. 

1307 viii. Patty Wilder. 

1308 ix. Sarah Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1762. 

1291 Jonas' Wilder (s. Jonas 4 ), settled in Bolton. In 
1776 he removed to Lancaster, N. H. He died in 
1 8 10 ; m. 

1309 Elizabeth , or, as the records say, Betsey 

Issue : 

1310 i. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1756. 

1311 ii. John Wilder, b. March 22, 1758. 



204 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1292 Elisha 6 Wilder (s. Jonas'), settled in Bolton. In 

1786 he removed to Lancaster, N. H. Was a farmer. 
Do not know the name of his wife. Issue : 

1312 i. Hannah Wilder, b. 1756; d. 1851. 

1313 ii. Lorissa Wilder, b. 1758; d. 1848. 

1311 hi. Eunice Wilder, b. 1761; m. Jonathan Springer. 

1315 iv. John Wilder, b. 1763; d. March 11, 1848. 

1316 v. Ephraim Wilder, b. 1768 ; d. March 1, 1837. 

1317 vi. Manasseh Wilder, b. 1771 ; d. Feb. 2, 1849; m - Nancy 

Springer. 

1318 vii. Artemas Wilder, b. 1775 ; d. Aug. 21, 1823. 

13 1 9 viii. Betsey Wilder, b. 1778 ; d. June 8, 1869. 

1293 John '" Wilder (s. Jonas 4 ), a farmer of Hartland, 

Conn. Was many years a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional Church ; m. 1762, 
Hannah Austin, d. July 26, 1787. Issue : 

1320 i. Eli Wilder, b. May 2, 1770. 

1321 ii. Anna Wilder, b. 1772; d. July 16, 1816 ; m. John 

Taylor. 

1322 iii. Oliver Wilder, d. Sept. 21, 1788. 

1323 iv. Calvin Wilder, d. Sept., 1778. 

1324 v. Seth Wilder, d. March 14, 1797. 

1325 vi. Seth Wilder, d. March 8, 1778. 

1291 Gamaliel r> Wilder (s. Jonas '), settled in Hartland, 
and when about 40 years of age he bought the town- 
ship of land now known as S. Bristol, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. He removed there, as near as we can ascer- 
tain, about 1790. Some of his brothers and their 
children had emigrated about that time, and formed 
a considerable portion of the inhabitants. His chil- 
dren, whose mother's name and dates of birth we 
have not obtained are : 

1326 i- David Wilder. 

1327 ii. Daniel Wilder, m. Polly Mower. 

1328 iii. Joseph Wilder, m. Charlotte Gilbert. 

1329 iv. Asa Wilder, m. Isabel Root. 

1330 v. Jonas Wilder, m. Lucretia Warren. 

1331 vi. Mehetabel Wilder, m. Theophilus Allen. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 205 

1332 vii. Lucy Wilder, m. Nathan Hatch. 

1333 viii. Lois Wilder, m. Elisha Parish. 

1334 ix. Lydia Wilder. 

1295 Ephraim 5 Wilder (s. Jonas 4 ). In his later years he 

lived in South Bristol, N. Y. His wife's name not 
known. Issue : 

1335 i- Timothy Wilder, was a lawyer of Canandaigua, N. Y., 

and was killed by a railroad collision. 

1336 ii. Russell Wilder. 

1337 hi. John Wilder. 

1338 iv. Naomi Wilder, m. William Gooding. 
1331) v. Lydia Wilder, in. George Hogue. 

1340 vi. Pamela Wilder, m. John Hatch. 

1296 Jonathan r> Wilder (s. Jonas 4 ), m. 1777, 

1341 Austin. Issue : 

1342 i. Clement Wilder, b. 1778. 

1343 ii- Ira Wilder, b. 1780. Was for many years an inn- 

keeper in Canandaigua, on the road to Bloomfield. 

1297 Sarah b Wilder (dr. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1344 Consider Tiffany. Issue : 

1345 i. Ephraim Tiffany. 

1346 ii. Lewis Tiffany. 

1347 iii. Consider Tiffany. 

1348 iv. Jemima Tiffany, m. Ebenezer Crane. 

1349 v. Dolly Tiffany, m. Moses Daily. 

1350 vi. Betsey Tiffany, m. Asher Hulbert. 

1304 Elijah" Wilder (s. Joseph, 5 Jonas, 4 ), was a farmer in 
South Bristol; m. 1st, 1787, 

1351 1 Jane Spencer; m. 2d, 1791, 

1352 2 Catharine Doolittle, b. 1766'; d. 1795; m. 3d, 

1797, 

1 353 3 Esther Mighles, b. 1754 ; d. 1832 ; m. 4th, 1833, 

1354 4 Mrs. Lucy Judd, b. 1767; d. 1846. Issue: 

1355 i. Jedediah Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1792. 

1356 ii. Elijah Wilder, b. Jane 12, 1795. 



206 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1305 Thomas Wilder (s. Joseph, Jonas), m. 1778, 

1357 Tryphena Austin. Issue : 

1358 i- Henry Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1779 ; m. Dency Jones. 
T 359 "• James Wilder, b. March, 1781. 

1360 iii. Hannah Wilder, b. Jan., 1783 ; m. Joel Tiffany. 

1361 iv. Thomas Wilder, b. Jan., 1785 ; d. 1878 ; m. Deidamia 

Newell. 

1362 v. Joseph Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1787 ; d. July, 1852 ; m. 

Ann Gillett. 

1363 vi. William Wilder, b. Jan 12, 1789; m. Elsie T. W. 

Hatch. 

1364 vii. Sally Wilder, b. March, 1791. 

1365 viii. Polly Wilder, b. March, 1793. 

1366 ix. Annis Wilder, b. Dec, 1795 ; m. Truman Case. 

1367 x. Austin Wilder, b. 1797. 

1368 xi. Phebe Wilder, b. 1799 ; in. Calvin Wilder. 

1369 xii. Anna Wilder, b. 1801 ; m. Orville Howell. 

1370 xiii. Susan Wilder, b. 1804; m. Ichabod Hurlbut. 

1311 John 6 Wilder (s. Jonas, 6 Jonas 4 ), a graduate of Dart- 
mouth College, and ordained as pastor at Attleboro, 
1789; m. 1st, Jan., 1790, 

1372 1 Esther Tyler, b. 1 771 ; d. 1815; m. 2d, 

1373 2 Mrs. Elizabeth Austin, sister of Rev. E. D. Griffin, 

D.D. Issue : 

1374 i. Esther Wilder, b. 1770; d. 1808. 

1375 ii. Eliza Wilder, b. 1792 ; d. 183 1 ; m. Hon. Samuel May. 

1376 iii. Julia Wilder, b. 1794. 

1377 iv. Rev. John Wilder, b. 1796; d. 1844; m. Mary W. 

James. 

1378 v. Jonas Wilder, b. 1798; d. 1838 ; m. Parthenia Hyde. 

1379 vi. Samuel T. Wilder, b. 1800; d. 1837; a lawyer of 

Rochester, N. Y. 

1380 vii. Charles Baker Wilder, b. 1802 ; now of Jacksonville, 

Florida. 

1 38 1 viii. Betsey Brown Wilder, b. 1804. 

1382 ix. Amy Ann Wilder, b. 1809 ; d. 1843 ; m. Rev. J. W. 

Smith. 

1383 x. Joseph A. Wilder, b. 181 1 ; d. 1854, in Louisville, Ky. 
1381 xi. Richard E. Wilder, b. 181 2 ; a teacher in Greenfield, 111. 
1385 xii. George Griffin Wilder, b. ; m. Martha Snow 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 207 

1312 Hannah 6 Wilder (dr. Elisha, 5 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1386 Walter Bloss. Issue : 

1387 i. Aaron J. Bloss. 

1388 ii. Chester Bloss. 

1389 iii. Samuel Bloss. 

1390 iv. Josiah Bloss. 

1 39 1 v. Hannah Bloss. 

1392 vi. Polly Bloss. 

1313 Lorissa Wilder (dr. Elisha, 6 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1393 Aaron Derby. Issue : 

1394 i. Aaron Derby. 

1395 ii. Artemas Derby. 

1396 iii. John Derby. 

1314: Eunice 6 Wilder (dr. Elisha, 5 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1397 Jonathan Springer. Issue : 

I 39^ '• Jonathan Springer. 

1399 ii. Mary Springer. 

1317 Manasseh g Wilder (s. Elisha , Jonas"), m. 

1400 Nancy Springer. Issue : 

1401 i. Joseph Wilder. 

1402 ii. Lewis Wilder. 
1103 iii. Orange Wilder. 
1401 iv. Joseph Wdder. 

1405 v. Lewis Wilder. 

1406 vi. Lucy Wdder. 

1407 vii. Lucena Wilder. 

1408 viii. Fanny Wilder. 

1409 ix. Louisa Wilder. 

1410 x. Nancy Wilder. 

1318 Artemas 6 Wilder (s. Elisha, 5 Jonas 4 ) ; wife's name 

not known. Issue : 

1111 i. Gilman Wilder, b. June 29, 1808. 

ii. Laura Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1810. 

iii. Edmund Wilder, b. Sept. 9, 18 14. 

1320 Eli Wilder (s. John, 6 Jonas 4 ), a farmer of Hartland ; 
m. 1797, 



208 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1412 Mary Johnson, b. May 14, 1773; d. Sept. 10, 1844. 

Issue : 

1413 i. Calvin Wilder, b. May 9, 1798; d. Sept. 13, 1830. 

1414 ii. Mary L. Wilder, b. May 7, 1800 ; d. May 5, 187 1 ; m. 

Lester Taylor. 

1415 iii. Horace Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1802. 

1416 iv. Lucy Wilder, b. Dec. 10, 1804 ; m. Erastus Goodwin. 

1417 v. Robert J. Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 1807 ; d. Aug. 6, 1876. 

1418 vi. John A. Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1809 ; d. Aug. n, 1827. 

1419 vii. Hannah Wilder, b. April 12, 181 1 ; d. July 7, 1813. 

1420 viii. Eli T. Wilder, b. Nov. 27, 1813 ; m. Julia W.Wake- 

field. 

142 1 ix. Seth L. Wilder, b. May 28, 1816 ; d. Sept. 27, i860. 

1422 x. Hannah E. Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1820 ; d. July 4, 1825. 

1321 Anna 6 Wilder (dr. John, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 1794, 

1423 John Taylor ; d. Sept. 24, 1830, of Bristol, N. Y. 

Issue : 

1424 i. Samuel F. Taylor, b. Sept. 20, 1795 ; m. Naomi 

Gooding. 

1425 ii. Chester Taylor, b. Aug. 19, 1798 ; d. May 10, 1802 ; m. 

1426 iii. Clotilda Taylor, b. Dec. 17, 180 1 ; m. General 

Horatio Sisson. 

1427 iv. Hannah A. Taylor, b. Feb. 10, 1803; d. Feb. 1838; m. 

Rhodes Francis. 

1428 v. Bethia H. Taylor, b. Nov. 8, 1804; d. July, 1848; m. 

Simeon Hatch. 

1429 vi. Electa Taylor, b. May 10, 1806; m. Warren H. Cod- 

ding. 

1430 vii. Orpha Taylor, b. March 11, 1808. 

1431 viii. John W. Taylor, b. Sept. 6, 1810; m. Nancy Wilder. 

1432 ix. Chester W. Taylor, b. July 28, 18 13. 

1433 x - Eli O. Taylor, b. April 9, 1816. 

1326 David ' Wilder (s. Jonas, 5 John 4 ), a farmer of Bark- 
hamstead ; lived in South Bristol, N. Y., and in Jones 
Co., Michigan ; m. 

1434 Mrs. Rice. Issue : 

1435 i. Seth Wilder. 

1436 ii. Joel Wilder. 

1437 iii. David Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 209 

1327 Daniel" Wilder (s. Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), lived with 
his father in South Bristol, on the west side of Lake 
Canandaigua ; 111. 1st, 1793, 

1438 1 Polly Mower, b. July ; in. 2d, 1810, 

1439 2 Anna Williams. Issue : 

1440 i. Orpha Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1795 ; m. L. Knicker- 

bocker. 
1-441 ii. Gove Wilder, b. Dec, 1796; m. Abigail Parsons. 

1442 iii. Thompson Wilder, b. Aug. 2, 1798; d. 1875; m - 

1443 iv. Althea Wilder, b. April 15, 1800; m. Augustus Torry. 

1444 v. William Wilder, b. March 5, 1802 ; m. Hortense 

Mitchel. 

1445 vi. Polly Wilder, b. April 10, 1803 ; m. Hiram Brown. 
1416 vii. Betsey Wilder, b. July 16, 1805 • m. John Wisewell. 

1447 viii. Nelson Wilder, b. May 5, 1807. 

1448 ix. George Wilder, b. Nov. 17, 1809; d. 1873; m. Betsey 

Reynolds. 

1449 x - Gamaliel Wilder, b. Oct. 29, 181 r. 

1450 xi. Hannah M. Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1813; m. Jacob 

Van Arsdale. 

1328 Joseph " Wilder (s. Gamaliel, 5 Jonas 4 ), in. 

145 1 Charlotte Gilbert. Issue: 

1452 i. Colburne Wilder; m. Adeline Fuller. 

1453 n - Peter Wilder. 1 

1454 iii. James Wilder. 

1455 iv. Joseph Wilder. ) 

1456 v. Lucinda Wilder. 

1457 vi. Hannah Wilder. 

1458 vii. Nancy Wilder; m. Reed. 

1459 v ' u - Rovvena Wilder ; m. Fuller. 

1460 ix. Charlotte Wilder ; in. Joseph Allen. 

1329 Asa Wilder (s. Gamaliel, s. Jonas), m. 1st, 

1461 1 Isabella Root; m. 2d, 

1462 2 Marcia Hills. Issue : 

1463 i. Welles Wilder. i 

1464 ii. Anna Wilder ; m. Solomon Walker. 

1465 iii. Sophia Wilder. 

1466 iv. Ascenath Wilder. 

15 



210 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1467 v. Lafayette Wilder. 

1468 vi. Edith Wilder. 

1330 Jonas Wilder (s. Gamaliel, s. Jonas), m. 

1469 Lucretia Warren, dr. Rev. Ahijah Warren, of South 

Bristol. Issue : 

14 70 i. Warren Wilder. 

1 47 1 ii. Jonas Wilder. 

1472 hi. William Wilder. 

1473 i y - Adaline Wilder. 

1474 v. Christina Wilder. 

1475 vi. Oliver Wilder. 

1476 vii. Lucy Wilder. 

1477 viii. Mehitabel Wilder. 

1332 Lucy 6 Wilder (dr. Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1478 Nathan Hatch, a farmer of Granger, Ohio. Issue : 

1479 i. Hiram Hatch. 

1480 ii. Elsie T.W. Hatch, b. March 8, 1799 5 rn. William Wilder. 

1481 iii. Simeon Hatch. 

1482 iv. Howell Hatch. 

1483 v. Andrew Hatch. 

1333 Lois Wilder (dr. Gamaliel, Jonas), m. 

1484 Elisha Parish. Issue : 

1485 i. Anson Parish. 

i486 ii. Erancis Drake Parish. 

1335 Timothy 6 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 6 Jonas 4 ), a lawyer of 
Canandaigua, N. Y. ; was killed by a railroad col- 
lision. Issue : 

1487 i. Russell Wilder. 

1488 ii. Myra Wilder. 

1489 iii. Mary Wilder. 

1490 iv. Nancy Wilder. 

1 49 1 v. Louisa Wilder. 

1337 John 6 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 5 Jonas 4 ), wife not known. 
Issue : 

1492 i. Loomis Wilder. 

1493 ii. Orra Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 211 

1494 iii. Benjamin Wilder. 

1495 iv. Scott Wilder. 

1496 v. George Wilder. 

1497 vi. Phebe Wilder. 

1498 vii. Naomi Wilder. 

1338 Naomi 6 Wilder (dr. Ephraim, 5 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1499 William Gooding. Issue : 

1500 i. Welles Gooding. 

1501 ii. Timothy Gooding. 

1502 iii. George Gooding. 

1503 iv. Erastus Gooding. 

1504 v. Naomi Gooding; m. Samuel F. Taylor, 

1505 vi. Louisa Gooding. 

1506 vii. Ann Gooding. 

1507 viii. Roxana Gooding. 

1508 ix. Angeline Gooding. 

1339 Lydia 6 Wilder (dr. Ephraim, 5 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 

1509 George Hogue. Issue : 

1510 i. John Hogue. 

15 1 1 ii. Eleanor Hogue. 

15 1 2 iii. Polly Hogue. 

15 13 iv. Lois Hogue. 

15 14 v. Orpha Hogue. 

1340 Pamela 6 Wilder (dr. Ephraim, 5 s. Jonas 4 ), m. 
r 5 x 5 John Hatch. Issue : 

1 5 16 i. Seymour Hatch. 

15 17 ii. Timothy Hatch. 

1518 iii. Ira Hatch. 

15 19 iv. Warren Hatch. 

1520 v. Nancy Hatch. 
15 2 1 vi. Naomi Hatch. 
1522 vii. Lydia Hatch. 

1343 Ira 6 Wilder (s. Jonathan, 5 Jonas 4 ). 
Wife's name not known. Issue : 

1522 i. Austin Wilder. 

1523 ii. Lucy Wilder. 

1524 iii. Nancy Wilder. 



212 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1355 Jedidiah 7 Wilder (s. Elijah," Joseph, 6 Jonas 4 ), a 

farmer of Wolcott, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; m. 1816, 

1525 Prudence Wells, b. April 1, 1792; d. July 19, 1873. 

Issue : 

1526 i. Louis De Valois Wilder, b. Aug. 6, 181 7 ; m. 1st, M. 

Sherwood ; m. 2d, Mary Bostwick. 

1527 ii- Joseph Banning Wilder, b. Feb. 11, 1819; m. Jane 

M. Arms 

1528 iii- Edward Coe Wilder, b. May 12, 1822; m. 1st, Fanny 

A. Canfield ; m. 2d, S. A. Wheeler. 

1529 iv. Jane Elizabeth Wilder, b. March 13, 1829 ; m. E. L. 

Leavenworth. 

1530 v. Cornelia Wilder, b. Jan 12, 1826. 

1531 vi. Martha Wilder, b. July 19, 1832. 

1356 Elijah 7 Wilder (s. Elijah, 9 Joseph, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

June, 1820, 

1532 Elizabeth Hawkes. Issue : 

1533 i. Catharine Maria Wilder, b. May 10, 1821. 

1534 ii. Jonathan Wilder, b. July 19, 1822. 

1535 iii. Helen Lavinia Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1826. 

1358 Henry 7 Wilder (s. Thomas, 6 Joseph, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 
Issue : 



1536 




Dency Jones. 


1537 


i. 


Milo Wilder. 


1538 


ii. 


Henry Wilder, 


1539 


iii. 


Isaac Wilder. 


1540 


iv. 


Austin Wilder. 


1541 


v. 


Elsie Wilder. 


1542 


vi. 


Luna Wilder. 



1360 Hannah 7 Wilder (dr. Thomas, 8 Joseph, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 
x 543 Joel Tiffany. Issue : 

1544 i. Henry Tiffany. 

1545 ii. Elijah Tiffany. 

1546 iii. Joel Tiffany. 

1547 iv. James Tiffany. 

1548 v. William Tiffany. 

1549 vi. Anna Tiffany. 
1560 vii. Hannah Tiffany. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 21 3 

1361 Thomas 7 Wilder (s. Thomas, 6 Joseph/ Jonas 4 ), of 

Painesville, Ohio; m. Jan. 16, 1808, 

1561 Deidamia Newell, b. April 5, 1788 ; d. i860. Issue: 

1562 i. Dency Wilder, b. Oct. 28, 1808; m. Norman Loomis. 

1563 ii. Thomas Wilder, b. Nov. 18, 1810. 

1564 hi. Deidamia Wilder, b. April 16, 1816 ; m. Joseph 

Shepherd. 

1565 iv. Harriet Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1819 ; m. Philip Carter. 

1566 v. Grandison Wilder, b. March 12, 1822 ; m. Esther Ann 

Alford. 

1567 vi. Fidelia Wilder, b. May 27, 1824; m. Eugene Adams. 

1568 vii. Rhoda Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1829 ; m. N. M. Fisher. 

1362 Joseph 7 Wilder (s. Thomas, 6 Joseph, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1569 Ann Gillett. Issue : 

1570 i. Electa Wilder. 

15 7 1 ii. Joseph Wilder. 

1572 iii. Henry Wilder. 

1363 William 7 Wilder (s. Thomas. 6 Joseph, 5 Jonas 4 ), a 

farmer of Granger, Medina Co., Ohio; m. Dec. 20, 
1819, 
1480 Elsie T. W. Hatch, b. March 8. 1799. Issue : 

157-1 i. Lucy A. T. Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 182 1 ; m. Homer 
Johnson. 

1575 ii. William H. Wilder, b. March 7, 1823. 

1576 iii. Calvin II. Wilder, b. Jan. 5, 1826; in. Mary Ann 

Oviatt. 
r577 iv. Anna A. Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1828. 

1578 v. Charlotte E. Wilder, b. May 20, 183 t ; m. Samuel H. 

Rhodes. 

1579 vi. Joseph Marlin Wilder, b. April 28, 1834; m. Kate 

Segur/ 

1580 vii. Sophronia L. Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1836. 

1581 viii. James A. Wilder, b. Jan. 14, 1841 ; m. Mary A. 

Hough. 

1582 ix. Nathan T. Wilder, b. April 17, 1843; m. Sarah A. 

Nettleton. 
I 5^3 x. Janette Wilder, b. July 24, 1846 ; d. Sept. 3, 1868. 



214 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1366 Annis 7 Wilder (dr. Thomas, 6 Joseph, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 
1584 Truman Case. Issue : 



1585 


i. 


Annis Case. 


1586 


ii. 


Truman Case 


1587 


iii. 


Elsie Case. 


1588 


iv. 


Ahiram Case. 


1589 


v. 


Shelden Case. 



1377 Rev. John 7 Wilder (s. Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 5 Jonas 4 ), 

graduated at Brown University, 1823 ; a Congrega- 
tional minister of marked ability; m. 1827, 

1590 Mary W. T. Jones (dr. Nehemiah Jones, Esq., Charl- 

ton). Issue : 

1591 i. Eliza May Wilder, b. May, 1828 ; d. 1845. 

1592 ii. Mary Alden Wilder, b. May, 1833; in. E. J. Lewis. 

1593 iii. John Wilder, b. 1837; d.. 1870. Graduated at the 

Harvard Law School. Colonel and Judge Advocate 
in the army of the Rebellion. 

1378 Jonas 7 Wilder (s. Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 6 Jonas 4 ), many 

years a popular and successful teacher in Brighton 
and Watertown, Mass. ; m. April 

1593 Parthenia Hyde, of Newton, Mass.; b. Aug. 1, 1805; 

d. July 4, 18 — . Issue : 

1594 i. Mary Esther Wilder, b. June 12, 1830; m. 1848, 

Hiram W. P>ench. 

1595 ii. Louisa Tyler Wilder, b. Jan. n, 1832 ; d. July 31, 

1836. 

1596 iii. Parthenia Hyde Wilder, b. March 28, 1834; m. 1869, 

Samuel Clark. 

1597 iv. Sarah Elizabeth Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1836. 

1380 Charles Baker 7 Wilder (s. Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 6 
Jonas 4 ), a merchant of Boston, now of Florida; m. 
1827, 

1598 Mary Ann Guild, b. Nov. 6, 1802. Issue : 

1599 i- Mary J. Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1830 ; m. J. R. Campbell. 

1600 ii. Charles Tyler Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1831 ; m. Mary E. 

Ware. 

1 60 1 iii. Esther Frances Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1833. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 21 5 

1602 iv. Herbert A. Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1837 ; m. Sarah B. 

Page. 

1603 v. Harriet Lee Wilder, b. Jan. 5, 1841 ; m. Thomas A. 

Wilson. 
1601 vi. Sarah Caroline Wilder, b. Aug. 5, 1845 ; m. John F. 
Spalding. 

1381 Richard Everett 7 Wilder (s. Rev. John, 6 Jonas,* 
Jonas 4 ), of Greenfield, 111. ; ra, 1st, Feb. 19, 1846, 

1605 1 Ann Jewell, b. Nov. 5, 1828; d. April 1, 1862; m. 

2d, Feb. 6, 1867, 

1606 2 Mrs. Lucy Turnbull. Issue : 

1607 i. Henry Jonas Wilder, b. June 25, 1848; d. March 26, 

1863. 

1608 ii. Ann Esther Wilder, b. Oct. 23, 1853. 

1609 iii. Frances Everett Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1856. 

1103 Orange 7 Wilder (s. Manassah, 6 Elisha, 5 Jonas 4 ). He 
married three times, but we have not been able to 
obtain the name of either wife. Issue : 

1610 i. Charles Wilder. 

1101 Joseph 7 Wilder (s. Manassah, 6 Elisha, 5 Jonas 4 ) ; could 
not get the wife's name. Issue : 

161 1 i. George Wilder. 

1612 ii. Helen Wilder. 

1613 iii. Lewis Wilder. 

1614 iv. Lucy Wilder. 

1111 Gilman Wilder (s. Artemas, Elisha, Jonas). Wife 
not known. Issue : 

1615 i. Martha Wilder. 

16 1 6 ii. Edward Wilder. 

161 7 iii. Mary Wilder. 

16 1 8 iv. Harrison Wilder. 

1 619 v. Eliza Wilder. 

1113 Calvin 7 Wilder (s. Eli, 6 John, 6 Jonas 4 ), a farmer of 
Barkhamstead ; m. Dec. 26, 1821, 

1368 Phebe Wilder, b. 1791; dr. Thomas Wilder. Issue: 
1621 i. Mary L. Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1823 ; d. 1867 ; m. Wat- 
son E. French. 



2l6 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1622 ii. Austin J. AVilder, b. Sept. 9, 1824. 

1623 lii. Delos D. Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1826; m. Miranda 

French. 

1624 iv. Lucy Ann Wilder, b. April 15, 1828. 

1625 v. Susan W. Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1830 ; m. Watson E. 

French. 

1414 Mary L, Wilder (dr. Eli, John, Jonas), m. May 21, 

1821, 

1624 Lester Taylor, a farmer of Claridon, Ohio. Issue : 

1625 i. Robert De Witt Taylor, b. March 27, 1827 ; d. May 1, 

1830. 

1626 ii. La Royal Taylor, b. March 17, 1829 ; m. Ann B. 

Cleaveland. 

1627 iii. Mary J. Taylor, b. April 1, 1830. 

1628 iv. Lester De Witt Taylor, b. ^ec. 31, 1832 ; m. Carrie 

A. Brarnan. 

1629 v. Lucy W. Taylor, b. Aug. 19, 1835 ; m. Clinton Goodwin. 

1630 vi. Jane S. Taylor, b. Nov. 23, 1839 > d. June 30, 1866 ; 

111. William D. Ringland. 

1631 vii. Susan R. Taylor, b. April 10, 1841 ; m. Ozro R. 

Newcomb. 

1415 Horace 7 Wilder (Eli, 8 John, 6 Jonas 4 ), a graduate of 

Yale College, a lawyer and Judge in Ohio ; now of 
Redwing, Minn. ; m. April 25, 1836, 

1632 Phebe J. Coleman : d. Aug., 1847. Issue : 

1633 i. Edgar Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 1839. 

1634 ii. Arthur H. Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1840. 

1635 iii. Alice W'ilder, b. April 30, 1843; d. Dec. 8, 1867. 

1636 iv. Horace C. Wilder, b. July 3, 1845 ) d. March 3, 1846. 

1637 v. Julia Wilder, b. July 20, 1847 ; d. Feb., 1848. 

1420 Eli T. 7 Wilder (Eli, 6 John, 5 Jonas 4 ), a lawyer and 
Judge of Painsville, Ohio ; m. 1st, May 12, 1839, 

1639 Julia W. Wakefield ; d. Feb. 16, 1864 ; m. 2d, 

1868, 

1640 Mrs. Lavinia Kendrix, of Waterloo, N. Y. Issue: 

1641 i. Ann W. Wilder, b. May 1, 1841 ; d. May 6, 1845. 

1642 ii. Eliza S. Wilder, b. Sept. 6, 1846 ; d. March 24, 185 1. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 21? 

1424 Samuel F. Taylor, s. John and Anna (Wilder) Taylor, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. ist, 

1643 1 Naomi Gooding; m. 2d, Sept. 9, 1831, 

1644 2 Lucinda Gooding. Issue : 

1645 i- Samuel F. Taylor, b. Dec. 25, 1832 ; went to Australia, 

1862. 

1646 ii. James C. Taylor, b. Oct. 2, 1836. 

1426 Clotilda Taylor, dr. John and Anna (Wilder) Taylor, 

m. 1822, 

1647 General Horatio Sisson, of Bristol, Ontario Co. 

N. Y. Issue : 

1648 i. Horatio B. Sisson, b. Dec. 8, 1823 ; m. Matilda Chase. 
1619 ii. Mary Ann Sisson, b. Nov. 14, 1825 ; m. Aaron H. 

Bullock. 

1650 iii. Ann L. Sisson, b. Dec. 29, 1827 ; m. R. Wells 

Pomeroy. 

1651 iv. John T. Sisson, b. Jan. 27, 1830. 

1652 v. Naomi L. Sisson, b. Sept., 1832. 
J 653 vi. Clotilda O. Sisson, b. Feb. 2, 1834. 

1654 vii. Orpha A. Sisson, b. Jan. 28, 1836. 

1655 viii. Daniel Sisson, b. Feb. 23, 1837. 

1656 ix. Martha E. Sisson, b. May, 1845. 

1427 Hannah A. Taylor, dr. John and Anna (Wilder) 

Taylor, m. Sept., 1826, 

1657 Rhodes Francis, of Granger, Ohio; d. Feb., 1837. 

Issue : 

1658 i. Louisa E. Francis, b. Jan., 1827 ; m. James Sedge- 

wick. 

1428 Bethiah H. Taylor, dr. John and Anna (Wilder) 

Taylor, m. Oct. 9, 1824, 

1659 Simeon Hatch, of Granger, Ohio. Issue : 

1660 i. Electa R. Hatch, b. 1824. 

1661 ii. Elsie Hatch, b. 1828. 

1662 iii. Cornelia Hatch, b. 1830. 

1663 iv. Lucy Hatch, b. 1834. 

1664 v. William Hatch, b. 1837. 

1665 vi. Oliver Hatch, b. 1839. 



218 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1666 vii. John T. Hatch, b. 1841. 

1667 viii. Henry C. Hatch, b. 1843. 

1668 ix. Thomas C. Hatch, b. 1845. 

1669 x. Chester T. Hatch, b. 1847. 

1429 Electa Taylor, dr. John and Anna (Wilder) Taylor, m. 
1826, 

1670 Warren H. Codding. Issue : 

1 67 1 i. Mary L. Codding, b. 1827. 

1672 ii. Robert W. Codding, b. 1829. 

1673 iii. Russell O. Codding, b. 1831. 

1674 iv. Eunice C. Codding, b. 1833. 

1675 v. Horace W. Codding, b. 1837. 

1676 vi. James H. Codding. 

1431 John W. Taylor, s. John and Anna (Wilder) Taylor, m. 
1st, 1842, 

1677 1 Nancy Wilder ; d. July 5, 1844; m. 2d, 1845, 

1678 2 Emma F. Brown. Issue : 

1679 i- Louisa F. Taylor, b. July 4, 1844. 

1680 ii. James B. Taylor, b. May, 1846. 

1 68 1 iii. John A. Taylor, b. July, 1848. 

1682 iv. Charles Taylor, b. March. 1850; d. Jan., 1852. 

1683 v. Emma Taylor, b. Sept., 1852. 

1440 Orpha 7 Wilder (dr. Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1684 Lara Knickerbocker. Issue : 

1686 i. Hester Knickerbocker. 

1687 ii. William Knickerbocker. 

1688 iii. Wilson Knickerbocker. 

1689 iv. Wilder Knickerbocker. 

1690 v. Louisa Knickerbocker. 

1441 Gove 7 Wilder (Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1691 Abigail Parsons. Issue: 

1692 i. Clarissa Wilder. 

1693 ii. Lucretia Wilder. 

1694 iii. Delia Wilder. 
1696 iv. Eunice Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 219 

1697 v. Clementine Wilder. 

1698 vi. Myron Wilder. 

1699 vii. Nelson Wilder. 

1700 viii. Timothy Wilder. 

1442 Thompson 7 Wilder (Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), born 

at South Bristol, N. Y. : lived in Avon, Ohio; m. 

1 701 Sabrina Fuller. Issue: 

1 702 i. Ann Eliza Wilder. 

1703 ii. Wealthy Wilder. 

1704 hi. Althea Wilder ; m. Dr. Leonard, of Oberlin, O. 

1705 iv. Hortense Wilder. 

1 706 v. Mary West Wilder. 

1707 vi. Delia Wilder. 

1708 vii. Nellie Wilder. 

1709 viii. Annette Wilder. 

1 710 ix. William Wilder. 

1 71 1 x. Marietta Wilder. 

1 71 2 xi. Lydia Wilder. 

1443 Althea 7 Wilder (dr. Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

Jan. 14, 1818, 

1 7 13 Augustus Torrey, of Rushville, N. Y., one of the 

original abolitionists, and a lawyer of some note. 
Issue : 

1 7 14 i. Judith L. Torrey. 

1 7 15 ii. Polly Torrey. 

1 716 hi.' Anna Gould Torrey. 

1 717 iv. Emma A. Torrey. 

1444 William 7 Wilder (Daniel,* Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1718 Hortense Mitchell; lived in South Bristol, N. Y. 

Issue : 

1 7 19 i. William Wilder. 

1720 ii. Helen Wilder. 

1721 iii. Daniel Wilder. 

1722 iv. Janette Wilder. 

1723 v. Hannah Wilder. 

1724 vi. Thompson Wilder. 

1725 vii. Augustus T. Wilder, ) 

, ... . . ,,,., , >• twins 

1726 vni. Augustine Wilder, J 



220 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1727 ix. Mary Wilder. 

1728 x. Charles Wilder. 1 

1729 xi. Cora Wilder. 

1 730 xii. George Wilder. 

1-145 Polly' Wilder (Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1732 Hiram Brown, of North Plains, Michigan. Issue: 

1 733 i. Caroline Brown. 

1734 ii. George Martin Brown. 

1735 iii. Hiram Brown. 

1416 Betsey 7 Wilder (Daniel, 6 Gamaliel, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1736 John Wisewell, a merchant of Rushville, N. Y. 

Issue : 

1737 i. Henry A. Wisewell. 

1738 ii. Caroline B. Wisewell. 

1526 Louis 6 de Valois Wilder (Jedidiah, 4 Elijah, 3 Joseph, 2 

Jonas 1 ), m. 1st, July, 1848. 

1739 Margaretta Sherwood ; m. 2d, 1856, 

1740 Mrs. Mary A. Bostwick. Issue: 

1 741 i. Louisa Sherwood Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1850. 

1742 ii. Marshall P. Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1859. 

1743 iii. Jane Cornelia Wilder, b. June 19, 1866. 

1527 Joseph Banning Wilder (Jedidiah, Elijah, Joseph, 

Jonas), m. Jan. 5, 1842, 

1744 Jane Maria Arms, b. March 3, 182 1. Issue: 

1745 i. Freeman Edward Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 1845 ; d. July 

24. 1855. 

1746 ii. Myron Arms Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1850 ; d. Jan. 29, 1854. 

1747 iii. Elisha Leavenworth Wilder, b. May 2, 1854. 

1748 iv. Emily Arms Wilder, b. June 17, 1858. 

1528 Edward 8 Coe Wilder (Jedidiah, 7 Elijah, 6 Joseph, 6 

Jonas 4 ), m. 1st, Sept. 30, 1856, 

1749 Fanny Amelia Campbell; d. March 6, 1863; m. 2d, 

March 15, 1864, 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 221 

1750 2 Sophia Amelia Wheeler, b. Jan. 7, 1837. Issue : 

1 751 i. Edward Canfield Wilder, b. Nov. 5, 1859. 

1752 ii. Fanny Amelia Belle Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1863 ; d. Sept. 

3, 1863. 

1753 m - Carrie Bell Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1865 ; d. Sept. 3, r866. 

1754 iv. Charles Wheeler Wilder, b. July 20, 1867. 

1755 v. Ralph Welles Wilder, b. March 2, 1870 ; d. Feb 7,1871. 

1756 vi. Daisy Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1874. 

1757 vii. Margaret Wilder, b. Aug. 21, 1877. 

1529 Jane Elizabeth 8 Wilder (Jedidiah, 7 Elijah," Joseph, 5 
Jonas 4 ), m. 

1758 Elisha Lee Leavenworth. Issue : 

1759 i. Mary E. Leavenworth. 

1760 ii. Caroline Leavenworth. 

1 76 1 iii. Cornelia S. Leavenworth. 

1762 iv. Frederic Augustus Leavenworth. 

1562 Dency* Wilder (dr. Thomas, 7 Thomas, Joseph, 6 
Jonas 4 ), m. 

1763 Norman Loomis. Issue: 

1764 i. Niah D. Loomis, b. March 2, 1832. 

1765 ii. Thomas Loomis, b. March 29, 1834. 

1766 iii. John T. Loomis, b. Jan. 12, 1836. 

1767 iv. George A. Loomis, b. Sept. 2, 1838. 

1768 v. Edward Loomis, b. June 24, 1842 ; d. Feb. 26, 1843. 

1769 vi. Edwin Loomis, b. June 24, 1842 ; d. March 5, 1843. 

1770 vii. Fidelia A. Loomis, b. Feb. 5, 1845. 
1 7 71 viii. Wallace Loomis, b. Jan. 18, 1846. 

1574 Lucy A. T. 8 Wilder (dr. William, 7 Thomas, 6 Joseph, 5 
Jonas 4 ), m. 1843, 
Homer Johnson, of Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio. 
Issue : 

1772 i. Cyrus M. Johnson, b. March 5, 1844. 

1773 ii. William Wilder Johnson, b. Aug. 29, 1847. 

1774 iii. Albert H. Johnson, b. Nov. 13, 1851 ; d. July 22, 

1875- 

1775 iv. Newton V. Johnson, b. July 6, 1854. 



222 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1776 v. Newell Johnson, b. Jan. 19, 1856. 

1777 vi. Cary N. Johnson, b. Aug. 15, 1861. 

1576 Calvin H. 8 Wilder (s. William, 7 Thomas, 6 Joseph, 6 
Jonas 4 ), a Baptist minister; settled as Pastor at 
Argyle, Wisconsin, in 1862, and at Evansville, Rock 
Co., 1867 ; m. 1850, 

1778 Mary Ann Oviatt, b. Aug. 14, 1829; d. Feb. 25, 

1875. Issue: 

1779 i. Percy C. Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1852. 

1780 ii. Stephen C. Wilder, b. July 22, 1854. 

1 781 iii. William J. Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1856. 

1782 iv. Elsie P. Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 1857. 

1783 v. Cary W. Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1859. 

1784 vi. Newton D. Wilder, b. July 9, 1861. 

1785 vii. John Wilder, b. July n, 1872. 

1578 Charlotte 8 E. Wilder (dr. William, 7 Thomas, 6 
Joseph, Jonas 4 ), m. 1858, 

1786 Samuel H. Rhodes, of Clyde, Ohio. Issue: 

1787 i. James W. Rhodes, b. May 6, i860. 

1788 ii. Luella Rhodes, b. Aug. 16, 1864. 

1789 iii. Ralph Rhodes, b. July 19, 1866. 

1581 James" A. Wilder (s. William, 7 Thomas, 6 Joseph, 5 

Jonas 4 ), m. Nov. 21, 1866, 

1790 Mary A. Hough, b. June 28, 1842 ; d. Dec. 23, 1874. 

Issue: 

1 791 i. Helen M. Wilder, b. June 7, 1868. 

1792 ii. William W. Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1872. 

1582 Nathan s T. Wilder (s. William, 7 Thomas, 6 Joseph, 6 

Jonas 4 ), m Dec. 3, 1866, 

1793 Sarah A. Nettleton, of Medina, Ohio. Issue : 

1794 i. Nettie Wilder, b. Dec. 2, 1868. 

1795 ii. Edna C. Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1872. 

1796 iii. Martha E. Wilder, b. Feb. 11, 1875. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 223 

1599 Mary J. 8 Wilder (Charles B., 7 Rev. John, 9 Jonas, 5 

Jonas 4 ), m. Oct., 1856, 

1797 J. R. Campbell, of Chelsea. Issue: 

1798 i. Mary Gertrude Campbell, b. May 31, 1858. 

1799 ii. Charles Herbert Campbell, b. July 25, i860; d. May 

21, 1861. 

1800 iii. Frederic P. Campbell, b. July 16, 1861. 

1801 iv. Alice Grant Campbell, b. July 1, 1862. 

1600 Charles 8 T. Wilder (Charles 7 B., Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 6 

Jonas 4 ), m. Oct. 29, 1850, 

1802 Mary E. Ware. Issue : 

1803 i. Charles B. Wilder, b. May 27, 1867. 

1602 Herbert A. 8 Wilder (Charles B., 7 Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 5 

Jonas 4 ), m. Oct. 12, 187 1, 

1804 Sarah B. Page. Issue: 

1805 i. Constance Perley Wilder, b. May 8, 1873. 

1603 Harriet 6 Lee Wilder (Charles B., 7 Rev. John, 6 Jonas, 5 

Jonas 4 ), m. June 6, 1869, 

1806 Thomas A. Wilson; d. Jan., 1870. Issue. 

1807 i. Herbert Guild Wilson, b. Jan., 1870. 

1604 Sarah Caroline 8 Wilder (dr. Charles B., 7 Rev. John, 8 

Jonas, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. Nov. 7, i860, 

1808 John F. Spalding, of Boston. Issue : 

1809 i. Ernest Ripley Spalding, b. May 14, 1869. 

1621 Mary L. 8 Wilder (dr. Calvin, 7 Eli, 6 John, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1 8 10 Watson E. French, a farmer of Granger, Ohio. 

Issue : 

181 1 i. Calvin Wilder French, b. Aug. 23, 1844. 

18 1 2 ii. Mary L. French, b. Sept. 2, 1846. 

1622 Austin J. 8 Wilder (Calvin, 7 Eli, 6 John, 5 Jonas 4 ), m. 

1st, 1856, 
1816 1 Morenda Pickett; d. Aug. 8, 1868; m. 2d, March 
15, 1870, 



224 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1817 2 Mary R. Thomas. Issue: 

1818 i. Orville H. Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1857. 

1819 ii. Robert T. Wilder, b. Aug. 6, 1871. 

1820 iii. Phebe E. Wilder, b. Feb. 3, 1874. 

1625 Susan W. 8 Wilder (Calvin, 7 Eli, 6 John, 6 Jonas 4 ), m. 

Jan. 1, 1858, 

182 1 Watson E. French. Issue : 

1822 i. Leroy E. French. 

1823 ii. William C. French. 

1824 iii. Emerson W. French. 

1825 iv. Delos D. French. 

1826 v. Horace W. French. 

1626 La Royal Taylor, s. Lester and Mary (Wilder) Taylor, 

m. May 18, 1854, 

1827 Anna B. Cleaveland. Issue: 

1828 i. Annette S. Taylor, b. March 26, 1855. 

1829 ii. Royal C. Taylor, b. June 24, 1857. 

1830 iii. Ella C. Taylor, b. Jan. 18, 1861. 

1831 iv. John W. Taylor, b. Dec. 18, 1866. 

1832 v. Mary A. Taylor, b. Sept. 14, 187 1. 

1628 Lester De Witt Taylor, s. Lester and Mary L. 

(Wilder) Taylor, m. Sept. 29, 1868, 

1833 Carrie A. Braman. Issue : 

1834 i. Wilder B. Taylor, b. Sept. 15, 1869. 

1835 ii. Althea W. Taylor, b. May 11, 1872. 

1629 Lucy W. Taylor (dr. Lester), m. May 31, 1854, 

1840 Clinton Goodwin, a farmer of Claridon, Ohio. 

Issue : 

1 841 i. Florence S. Goodwin, b. Aug. 12, i860. 

1842 ii. Mary C. Goodwin, b. Feb. 23, 1863. 

1843 u '- Lester F. Goodwin, b. Dec. 24, 1865. 

1844 iv. Emily W. Goodwin, b. March 30, 1868. 

1845 v. Lucy E. Goodwin, b. June 6, 1871. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 225 

1630 Jane S. Taylor, dr. Lester and Mary (Wilder) Taylor, 

in. Jan. 1, 1863, 

1846 William D. Ringland. Issue ; 

1847 i. Efhe J. Ringland, b. Feb. 23, 1864. 

1848 ii. Herman S. Ringland, b. Aug. 9, 1869, 

1631 Susan R. Taylor, dr. Lester and Mary (Wilder) Tay- 

lor, m, 

1849 O^ro R. Newcomb. Issue : 

1850 u Ozro R. Newcomb, b. July 21, 1866. 

164-8 HoRATioB. Sisson(s. General Horatio), m. April J, 1850, 

1851 Matilda Chase. Issue: 

1852 i. Charles E. Sisson, b. Jan. 24, 1852. 

1853 ii. Ida L. Sisson, b. Sept. 1, 1-853. 

1854 iii. Olive M. Sisson, b. May 20, 1855. 

1855 iv. George H. Sisson, b. June 19, 1857. 

1649 Mary Ann StssON (dr. Horatio), m. Dec. 12, 1848, 

1856 Aaron H. Bullock, of Ellyria, Ohio. Issue: 

1857 i. Edmund D. Bullock, b. Sept. 17, 1849. 

1858 ii. Martha E. Bullock, b. June 19, 185 1. 

1650 Anna L. Sisson, sister of 1649 ; m. April n, 1853, 

1859 R. Wells Pomeroy, a merchant of Brunswick. Ohio. 

Issue : 
i860 i. Francis L. Pomeroy, b. June, 1854. 
1 86 1 ii. Grace Pomeroy, b. June, 1857. 

1651 John T. Sisson (s. General H. Sisson). m. Dec. 25, 

1854, 
t862 Sarah Case. Issue; 

J863 i. Eliza Sisson, b. Aug., 1856. 

1864 ii. Stephen Sisson. 

1658 Louisa E. Francis (dr. Rhodes, 1657), m. 

1865 James Sedgwick, of Weymouth. Issue : 

1866 i. William Sedgwick, b. 1850. 

1867 ii. Lucy Sedgwick, b. Aug., 1857. 

This ends the Lineage of Jonas, 4 John,* of whom there 

are 581. 
16 



226 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

EIGHTH LINEAGE. 

JOSIAH WILDER. 

64 Josiah * Wilder (John, 3 John," Thomas '), born in 
Lancaster, 1701 ; removed to Boylston in 1730. 
"In 1732, his wife and four children were killed by 
fire" So reads the record upon the monument at 
their graves in the old cemetery at Lancaster, Mass. ; 
was a farmer; m. 1st, 1724, 

1868 1 Prudence Keyes, d. Jan. 27, 1732 ; m. 2d, 1733, 

1869 2 Miriam . Issue : 

1870 i. Abner Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1725. 

1871 ii. Asa Wilder, b. Jan., 1730; d. Jan. 27, 1732. 

1872 iii. Martha Wilder, b. Jan., 1732 ; d. Jan. 27, 1732. 
1878 iv. Asa Wilder, b. 1734. 

1874 v. Sarah Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1736. 

1875 y i- Martha Wilder, b. Apiil 30, 1737. 

1876 vii. Miriam Wilder, b. 1740. 

1877 viii. John Wilder, b. March 12, 1744. 

1878 ix. Prudence Wilder, b. 1746. 

1879 x. Rufus Wilder, b. March 2, 1748. 

1880 xi. Josiah Wilder, b. 1750. 

1870 Abner ' Wilder (Josiah 4 ), of West Boylston, m. 1754, 

1881 Eunice Osgood ; d. Dec, 1813. Issue: 

1882 i. David Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1756. 

1883 h. Levi Wilder, b. Aug. 11, 1758. 

1884 iii. Nathan Wilder, b. May 3, 1760. 

1885 iv. Samuel Wilder, b. Aug. 2, 1762. 

1873 Asa 5 Wilder (Josiah 4 ), of West Boylston, m. Sept. 22, 

i753> 

1886 Lydia Rugg. Issue : 

1887 i. Reuben Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1755 ; d. 1756. 

/ t888 ii. Elijah Wilder, b. March 22, 1757; m. Azubah Larkin. 

1889 iii. Prudence Wilder, b. July 17, 1759. 

1890 iv. Reuben Wilder, b. June 19, 1762 ; m. Mary Pierce. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 227 

1 89 1 v. Isaac Wilder, b. April 19, 1763. 

1892 vi. Asa Wilder, b. Nov. 17, 1767. 

1893 vii. Abraham Wilder, b. Dec. 20, 1776. 

1880 Josiah 6 Wilder (Josiah 4 ), lived in Gardner; m. 1st, 

i77i, 

1894 1 Hezediah Larkin; d. 1776; m. 2d, 1777, 

1895 2 Joanna Baker. Issue : 

1896 i. Azubah Wilder, b. 1773; d. April 1, 1852 ; m. Uriah 

Clapp. 

1897 ii. Katie Wilder, b. 1775 ; m. Abel Burpee. 

1898 iii. Hezediah Wilder, b. 1778. 

1899 iv. Josiah Wilder, b. 1780; married Mary Wheeler. 

1900 v. David Wilder, b. 1782. 

1901 vi. Isaac Wilder, b. 1784; m. Persis Jones. 

1883 Levi " Wilder (Abner, 5 Josiah 4 ), m. 

1902 Sally Moody. Issue: 

1903 i. Clarissa Wilder. 

1904 ii. Abner Wilder. 

1905 iii. Rebecca Wilder. 

1906 iv. Levi Wilder. 

1907 v. Sally Wilder. 

1884 Nathan 8 Wilder (Abner, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 
Susanna Sawyer. Issue : 

1908 i. Eunice Wilder, b. June 19, 1792. 

1909 ii. Susannah Wilder, b. April 12, 1793. 

1910 Hi. Betsey Wilder, b. Nov. 28, 1795. 

191 1 iv. David Wilder, b. May 12, 1796. 

1912 v. Patty Wilder, b. May 12,1796. 

1913 vi. Mary Wilder, b. 

There were said to have been six others who died young. 

1896 Azubah 8 Wilder (dr. Josiah, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 1807, 

1914 Uriah Clapp, a cabinet-maker of Gardner, Mass. 

Issue : 

1 91 5 i. Asahel Clapp, b. Sept. 5, 1809. 

1916 ii. Daniel Clapp, b. Feb., 181 1. 

191 7 iii. Mary B. Clapp, b. May 15, 1815. 



228 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1918 iv. Lovell Clapp, b. Jan. 11, 1818. 

1919 v. Martha Jane Clapp. 

1897 Katie' Wilder (dr. Josiah, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 

1920 Abel Burpee. Issue : 

192 1 i. Samuel Stillman Burpee. 

1922 ii. Mary Ann Burpee. 

1923 iii. Catharine Wilder Burpee. 

1924 iv. Sophia Burpee. 

1925 v. Relief Burpee. 

1926 vi. James Burpee. 

1899 Josiah 6 Wilder (s. Josiah, 6 Josiah 4 ), of Gardner, 
Mass., m. 

1927 Mary Wheeler. Issue : 

1928 i. Betsey Wilder. 

1929 ii. Mary Wilder. j 

1930 iii. Abel Wilder. 

1 93 1 iv. David Wilder. 

1901 Isaac Wilder (s. Josiah, Josiah), m. 1812, 

1932 Persis Jones, b. Nov. 16, 1792. Issue: 

1933 i. Homer Wilder, b. 1812. 

1934 ii. Isaac Wilder, b. 1814. 

1935 iii. Asa Wilder, b. 1816. 

1936 iv. Mary Wilder, b. 1818. 

1937 v. Abel Wilder, b. 1820. 

1938 vi. David Wilder, b. 1822. 

1908 Eunice 7 Wilder (dr. Nathan, 6 Abner, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 
1821, 

1939 Gershom Bigelow, b. March 12, 1768; d. 1846. 

Issue : 

1940 i. Charles Dana Bigelow, b. Feb. 17, 1822. 

1941 ii. Gershom P. Fox Bigelow, b. March, 1824. 

1942 iii. John Bigelow, b. Feb. 26, 1826 ; d. March 1, 1849. 

1943 iv. Mary Augusta Bigelow, b. Nov. 18, 1829. 

1944 v. Walter B. Bigelow, b. April 10, 1831 ; d. March 24, 

1870. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 229 

1909 Susannah 7 Wilder (dr. Nathan, 6 Abner, 6 Josiah 4 ), 

m. April, 1823, 

1945 Ezra Ball. Issue : 

1946 i. Homer Ball, b. Oct. 28, 1824. 

1947 ii. Joseph Ball. 

1948 iii. David Ball. 

1949 iv. Susan Ball. 

1910 Betsey 7 Wilder (dr. Nathan, 6 Abner, 5 Josiah 4 ), m. 

1824, 

1950 Peter Babcock. Issue : 

1951 i. Franklin W. Babcock, b. Feb. 27, 1832. 

1952 ii. Hephzibah Babcock, b. March, 1836. 

1912 Patty 7 Wilder (dr. Nathan, 6 Abner, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 

Feb., 1824, 

1953 Bradish Braman. Issue : d 

1954 i. Martha Braman, b. Feb. 2, 1825. 

1955 ii. Angeline Braman, b. August, 1828 ; d. Feb., 1877 ; m. 

Robert L. Smith, of Worcester. 

1956 iii. Mary Braman, b. June 3, 1830. 

1957 iv. Sarah Braman, b. 1833 ; d. 1858. 

1958 v. Cynthia Braman, b. April 9, 1835 ; m. Henry Harlan. 

1913 Mary 7 Wilder (dr. Nathan, 6 Abner, 6 Josiah 4 ), m. 

1834, 

1 959 Joseph Hastings, of Shrewsberry, a farmer. Issue: 
i960 i. James J. Hastings, b. Jan. 8, 1836." 

1961 ii. Adaline Hastings, b. Sept. 4, 1839. 

1962 iii. Mary M. Hastings, b. Feb. 8, 1844. 



NINTH LINEAGE. 

JONATHAN WILDER. 

67 Jonathan 4 Wilder (John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. 

1738, 

1963 Zerviah Houghtons- Issue : 

1964 i. Silas Wilder, b. Feb. 17, 1743; d, 1 745- 

1965 ii- Silas Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1747. 



230 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1966 iii. Martha Wilder, b. Feb. 16, 1751. 

1967 iv. Hannah Wilder, b. March 22, 1753 ; d. 1845. 

1968 v. Calvin Wilder, b. June 12, 1756. 

1969 vi. Elihu Wilder, b. Feb. n, 1760. 

1970 vii. Martha Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1761. 



1965 Silas b Wilder (s. Jonathan 4 ), of Sterling ; ra. Dec. 
28, 1869, 

1 97 1 Elizabeth Sawyer. Issue : 

1972 i. Sawyer Wilder. 

1973 ii. Silas Wilder. 

1974 iii. Jonathan Wilder. 

1968 Calvin 5 Wilder (s. Jonathan 4 ). 

The record of this family and its descendants is taken 
from the town records of Lancaster, and the cor- 
respondence of some of its members, and has the 
semblance of correctness. Yet there are fears that 
if all the facts were known, it might not be found 
correct. Members of this family are invited to make 
due search for the records, and trace out the families 
that may be found to be out of place. Calvin m. in 

1975 Sukey Celandine. Issue : 

1976 i. Alexander H. Wilder, b. 1804 ; d. Dec, 1874. 

1969 Elihu 6 Wilder (s. Jonathan *), a farmer of Lan- 

caster ; m. 

1977 Prudence Manning. Issue : 

1978 i. Jones Wilder, b. May 7, 1791; d. Nov., 1861 ; m. 

Arethusa Townsend. 

1979 ii. Spencer Wilder; m. Harriet Rugg. 

1 980 iii. Prudence Wilder. 

1981 iv. Flavel Wilder, m. Laura Taylor. 

1982 v. Anna Wilder, b. May 27, 1796 ; d. April 15, 1870 ; m. 

Ebenezer Smith. 

1983 vi. Haily Wilder, m. Stacey Lindsey. 

1981 vii. Ivory Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1804; m. Louisa Wilson. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 231 

1976 Alexander H. 6 Wilder (s. Calvin, 5 Jonathan 4 ), m. 
Dec, 1835, 

1985 Harriet Eaton, b. May, i8or. Issue: 

1986 i. Hervy B. Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1836. Register of 

Deeds. 

1987 ii. Alexander E. Wilder, b. 1839 > d. 1841. 

1978 Jones 6 Wilder (s. Elihu, 6 Jonathan 4 ), m. June, 1820, 

1988 Arethusa Manning. Issue: 

1989 i. Mark Wilder, b. Feb., 182 1 ; m. Nancy J. Stoddard. 

1990 ii. Salem Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1823 ; m. Betsey S. Shaw. 

1991 iii. Emily Wilder, b. March 4, 1825. 

1992 iv. Fordyce Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1826; m. 1st, Sarah G. 

Curtis ; m. 2d, Emily V. Wickes. 

1993 v. Eliza Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1827 ; m. James P. Wickes. 

1994 vi. Adaline A. Wilder, b. March 5, 1830; m. Charles D. 

Newton. 

1995 vii. Jones Warren Wilder, b. May, 1832 ; m. Jane E. 

Raymore. 

1981 Flavel" Wilder (s. Elihu, 5 Jonathan 4 ), m. Match 2, 
1827, 

1996 Laura Taylor, b. June 16, 1800. Issue: 

1997 i. George Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1829. 
jiggS ii. Ellen Wilder, b. May 6, 1833. 

1999 iii. Charles S. Wilder, b. Feb. 19, 1836. 

2000 iv. Harrison T. Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1840. 

2001 v. Alfred Wilder, b. Jan. 21, 1843. 

2002 vi. Fanny Wilder, b. Sept. 22, 1845. 

198-t Ivory 6 Wilder (s. Elihu, 5 Jonathan 4 ), a farmer of 
Princeton, Mass. ; m. April 8, 1830, 

2003 Louisa Wilson, b. Dec. 5, 1806 ; dr. Solomon Wilson, 

Esq. Issue : 
2001 i. Solon Wilder, b. Dec. 20, 1832 ; d. April 6, 1874; m. 
S. W. Smith. 

2005 ii. Eliza Wilder, b. May 9, 1835 ; m. Rev. Henry M. 

Holmes. 

2006 iii. Theodore Wilder, b. Dec. 17, 1840. 

2007 iv. Abby Augusta Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1843 ; m. Daniel 

Davis. 



232 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1986 Hervy B. 7 Wilder (s. Alexander H., 9 Calvin, 5 Jona- 
than 4 ), Register of Deeds in Worcester, Mass. ; 111. 
1st, Oct., 1862, 

2008 1 Anna F. Chapman; m. 2d, 1870, 

2009 2 Mary J. Pratt. Issue : 

2010 i. Charles P. Wilder, b. April 3, 1873. 

1990 Salem 7 Wilder (s. Jones, 6 Elihu, 6 Jonathan *), m. 
1847, 

201 1 Betsey S. Shaw. Issue: 

2012 i. Elizabeth S. Wilder, b. July 28, 1853 ; m. Walter 

Marsh. 

2013 ii. Anna S. Wilder, b. March 31, 1858. 

2004 Solon 7 Wilder (s. Ivory," Elihu ; 6 Jonathan 4 ), was a 

distinguished teacher of music,, a composer and con- 
ductor ; died of consumption in 1874; m. Sept. 13, 

1855, 

2014 Sarah W. Smith. Issue : 

2015 i. Harris Hawthorne Wilder, b. March, 1857. 

2005 Eliza Wilder (sister of Solon 7 )„ m. April 30, 1867, 

2016 Rev. Henry M. Holmes, of Southboro, Mass. 

Issue : 

2017 i. Kirk Wilder Holmes. 

2018 ii. Elizabeth Holmes. 

2019 iii. Rebecca A. Holmes. 

2007 Abby Augusta 1 Wilder (dr. Ivory,* Elihu/ Jona- 
than 4 ), m. 1872, 

2020 Daniel Davis, a designer and machinist. Issue : 

2021 i. Florence Marguerite Davis. 



TENTH LINEAGE. 

JOHN WILDER. 

68 John 4 Wilder (John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. 1738, 

2022 Prudence Wilder, of Hingham, b. 1722; d. 1792. 

Issue : 

2023 i. Martha Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 1739. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 233 

2024 ii. Samuel Wilder, b. Aug. 17, 174°; d. Sept., 1740. 

2025 iii. John Wilder, b. July 12, 1744; ni. Sophia Hapgood. 

2026 iv. Prudence Wilder, b. Sept. 12, 1745; m. Col. E. 

Stearns. 

2027 v. Cornelius Wilder, b. i747 ; m. 1st, Abigail Wilder; 

m. 2d, Elizabeth Hastings. 

2028 vi. Manassah Wilder, b. 1749. 

2025 John 6 Wilder (s. John 4 ), m. 

2029 Sophia Hapgood. Issue : 

2030 i. Lyman Wilder, b. 1780 ; m. Betsey Bent. 

2031 ii. Asa Wilder. 

2032 iii. Nahum Wilder, b. 1791 ; d. Aug. 22, 1833 ; m. Laura 

Parsons. 

2033 iv. Prudence Wilder, m. John Grout. 

2027 Cornelius 6 Wilder (s. John 4 ), m. 1st, 

2034 1 Abigail Wilder ; m. 2d, 

2035 2 Elizabeth Hastings. Issue : 

2036 i. Caroline Wilder. 

2037 ii. Artemas Wilder, b. 1776; d. 1869. 

2038 iii. Daniel Wilder, b. 1778. 

2039 iv. Damaris Wilder, 

2010 v. Susan Wilder ; m. James Rice. 

2030 Lyman fl Wilder (John, 6 John 4 ), m. 

2041 Betsey Bent. Issue : 

2042 i. Adelphia Wilder ; m. Josiah White. 

2032 Nahum e Wilder (John 6 , John 4 ), a farmer of Rocky 
Hill, Conn. ; m. Nov. 21, 1818, 

2043 Laura Parsons. Issue : 

2044 i. John Lyman Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1819. 

2045 ii. Abigail Sophia Wilder, b. Dec. 17, 1821. 

2046 iii. Nahum Wilder, b. March 15, 1824 ; d. 1828. 

2047 iv. Laura Parsons Wilder, b. July 27, 1826; m. William H. 

White. 

2048 v. Nahum Cornelius Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1830; m. Sarah 

Jane Bliss. 

2049 vi. William Smith Wilder, b. March 5, 1837; d. April 14, 

1843. 



234 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2033 Prudence 6 Wilder (dr. John, 6 John 4 ), m. 

Issue : 



2050 


John Grout, of Petersham 


2051 


i. Daniel Grout. 


2052 


ii. Sophia Grout. 


2053 


iii. Thomas Grout. 


2054 


iv. John Grout. 


2040 Susan 6 Wilder (dr. Corne 


2055 


James Rice. Issue : 


2056 


i. Warner Rice. 


2057 


ii. Henry Rice. 


2058 


iii. Susan Rice. 


2059 


iv. William Rice. 


2060 


v. Samuel Rice. 



2044 John Lyman 7 Wilder (Nahum, 6 John, 5 John 4 ), m. 

2061 Hannah M. Chalker. Issue : 

2062 i. Julius Lyman Wilder. 

2063 ii. Charles Costar Wilder. 

2064 iii. Estella M. Wilder. 

2045 Abigail Sophia 7 Wilder (dr. Nathum, 6 John, 5 John 4 ), 

m. 1840, 

2065 Walter Robbins, a farmer of Rocky Hill, Conn. 

Issue : 

2066 i. Frederic Walter Robbins, b. June 11, 1842. 

2067 ii. Laura Sophia Robbins, b. May 19, 1844. 

2068 iii. Edith Caroline Robbins, b. June 6, 1847. 

2069 iv. Ellen Wilder Robbins, b. Aug. 3, 1849. 

2070 v. Agnes G. Robbins, b. May 25, 1854. 

2071 vi. John Rockvvood Robbins, b. May 25, 1854. 

2072 vii. Anna Manning Robbins, b. May 25, 1854. 

2073 viii. Grace Gertrude Robbins, b. May 19, 1858. 

2047 Laura Parsons 7 Wilder (dr. Nahum, 6 John, 5 John 4 ), 
m. May 14, 1846, 

2074 William H. White. Issue : 

2075 i. Lillian White. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 235 

2048 Nahum 7 Cornelius Wilder (Nahum, 6 John, 5 John 4 ), 
m. 

2076 Sarah Jane Bliss. Issue : 

2077 i. Edward Wilder, b. 1861. 



ELEVENTH LINEAGE. 

WILLIAM WILDER. 

70 William 4 Wilder (John, 3 John, 2 Thomas '), was a 
farmer in the part of Lancaster which is now Bolton ; 

m- i739> 

2078 Sarah Sawyer, of Lancaster. Issue : 

2079 i. John Wilder, b. Nov. 28, 1741 ; m. Rebecca Sawyer. 

2080 ii. William Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1743. 

2081 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. April 24, 1750. 

2082 iv. Prudence Wilder, b. April 17, 1757. 

2083 v. Abel Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 1760; d. June 6, 1806; m. 

Hannah Green. 

2084 vi. Daniel Wilder, b. Aug. 21, 1764; m. Polly Gould. 

2079 John 6 Wilder (William 4 ), settled as a farmer in 

Putney, Vt. ; m. March 21, 1862, 

2085 Rebecca Sawyer. Issue : 

2086 i. Sarah Wilder, b. April 17, 1764. 

2087 ii. Rebecca Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1766. 

2088 iii. John Wilder, b. July 2, 1769. 

2089 iv. Jerusha Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1771. 

2090 v. Solon Wilder, b. April 27, 1774. 

2091 vi. David Wilder, b. April 6, 1777. 

2092 vii. Warren Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1779. 

2093 viii. Betsey Wilder, b. Jan. 21, 1782. 

2094 ix. Thomas Wilder, b. May 8, 1 784. 

2095 x. William Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1786 ; m. Sophia Stearns. 

2096 xi. Lucy Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1791. 

2097 xiii. Stearns Wilder. 

2080 William 6 Wilder (William 4 ), m. 

Issue : 

2098 i. William Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1778. 

2099 ii. Levi Wilder, b. April 4, 1780. 



236 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2100 iii. Molly Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 1786. 

2101 iv. Patty Wilder, b. Oct. 30, 1788. 

2083 Abel 5 Wilder (William 4 ), m. March 29, 1779, 

2102 Hannah Green, b. 1 759 ; d. Sept. 22, 1832. 

Issue : 

2103 i. Abel Wilder, b. March 28, 1779; d - J ul y 2 °> l8a8 ; m - 

Deborah Perry. 

2104 ii. Betsey Wilder, b. Dec. 24. 1780; d. 1818 ; m. John 

Crombie. 

2105 iii. Daniel Wilder, b. June 15, 1783. 

2106 iv. Hannah Wilder, b. May 4, 1785 ; m. Lewis Stiles. 

2107 v. Sally Wilder, b. Aug. 19, 1787; d. 1822; m. 1st, Reu- 

ben Tvvitchel ; m. 2d, Alline Newell. 

2108 vi. Cyrus Wilder, b. May 13, 1789; d. 1856; ra. Nancy 

Irving. 

2109 vii. Dorcas Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1792 ; d. 1850; in. Jeremiah 

Greenwood. 

2110 viii. Levi Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1794; m. Betsey Pope. 

2111 ix. Polly Wilder, b. Aug. 11, 1796; d. 1818. 

2112 x. James Wilder, b. March 24, 1799; m. Mary Crombie. 

2113 xi. John Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1801 ; m. Harriet Lakin. 

2081 Daniel b Wilder (William 4 ), was a carpenter of 
Northern Vermont; removed to Malone, N. Y., and 
died in Michigan. We have the names of his chil- 
dren, though not in the order of their birth. He 
married in Northern Vermont, 

2 1 14 Polly Gould. Issue : 

2115 i. Abel Wilder; m. 1808 Hannah Payne. 
21 1G ii- Orra Wilder. 

2117 iii. Joseph F. Wilder. 

2118 iv. Alvin Wilder. 

21 19 v. Daniel Wilder. 

2120 vi. William D. Wilder. 

212 1 vii. Lucretia Wilder. 

2122 viii. Polly Wilder. 

2123 ix. Sarah Elizabeth Wilder. 

2124 x. Melinda Wilder. 

2125 xi. Jerusha Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 237 

2095 William 6 Wilder (John, 6 William 4 ) of Putney, Vt., 
m. 1814, 

2126 Sophia Stearns, b. Feb. 28, 1786; d. Sept. 9, 1846. 

Issue : 

2127 i. Abigail R. Wilder, b. Feb. 1, 1815 ; m. Joseph P. 

Metcalf. 

2128 ii. Mary S. Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1816: m. James L. 

Shattuck. 

2129 iii. Lucy Wilder, b. July 20, 1818 ; m. Samuel Phelps. 

2130 iv. Sophia T. Wilder, b. April 4, T820 ; m. Riley Burdette. 

2131 v. Catharine R. Wilder, b. Aug. 11, 1823. 

2132 vi. Julia A. Wilder, b. July 7, 1826 ; m. George W. Barr. 

2133 vii. Maria Wilder, b. Sept. 4, 1828 ; m. Benjamin Grant. 

2103 Abel 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 William 4 ), a farmer of Dublin, 
N. H., m. 1 80 1, 

2134 Deborah Perry. Issue: 

2135 i. Keziah Wilder, b. July 9, 1802 ; d. June 22, 1822. 

2136 ii. Mary Wilder, b. July 22, 1804; d. 1870 ; m. Nathanael 

Burchard. 

2137 iii- Mark Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1806 ; m. Eliza A. Thayer. 

2138 iv. Abel Wilder, b. July 21, 1808. 

2139 v. Emeline Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1810; d. Dec. 15, 1863 ; m. 

Jos. Burchard. 

2140 vi. Ivory Perry Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1816. 

2141 vii. Deborah P. Wilder, b. Aug. 21, 1818 ; m. Josiah Cross. 

2142 viii. Franklin Wilder, b. April 10, 1821; d. Aug. 1, 1821. 

2143 ix. John Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1822 ; m. Diantha Royce. 
2144: x. Benjamin F. Wilder, b. Dec. 9, 1824. 

2104 Betsey 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 William 4 ), m. 1800, 

2144 John Crombie, b. 1776; d. 1847; a farmer of Dublin, 

N. H. Issue : 

2145 i. Ira Crombie, b. ; m. Lucy Wilder. 

2146 ii. John Crombie, b. Feb. 1, 1803; d. Feb. 15, 1803. 

2147 iii. Moses Crombie, b. March 12, 1804; m. Louisa M. 

Manning. 

2148 iv. Abel Wilder Crombie, b. Aug. 9, 1806. 

2149 v. John Crombie, b. July 29, 1808. 



238 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2150 vi. Hannah Crombie, b. March 26, 181 1 ; d. Sept. 5, 1813. 

2151 vii. Rebecca Crombie, b. May 24, 1814; m. Clark C. 

Cochran. 

2152 viii. Mary Jane Crombie, b. Feb. 13, 1817; m. John 

Andrews. 

2153 > x - Harriet E. Crombie, b. Oct. 7, 1819 ; m. John Brooks, 

of Dublin, N. H. 

2154 x. James Crombie, b. Jan. 11, 1821. 

2155 xi. Betsey G. Crombie, b. April 1, 1824 ; d. May 13, 1828. 

2107 Sally 6 Wilder (dr. Abel, 6 William 4 ), m. 1st, 1807, 

2156 1 Reuben Twitchel, b. March 22, 1776; d. 1810; m. 

2d, 1818, 

2157 2 Alline Newell, of Jaffrey, N. H. Issue : 

2158 i. Orlando Twitchel, b. Feb. 6, 1808. 

2159 ii. Reuben Wilder Twitchel, b. Sept. 17, 1810. 

2160 iii. Alline Newell, b. 1820. 

2 161 iv. L. W. Leonard Newell, b. . 

2162 v. Ira Newell, b. 1823; d. 1829. 

2163 vi. Sarah Newell. 

2108 Cyrus 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 William 4 ), m. 
Issue : 



2164 




Nancy Irving. I; 


2165 


i. 


George Wilder. 


2166 


ii. 


James Wilder. 


2167 


iii. 


Edwin Wilder. 


2168 


iv. 


Alfred Wilder. 


2169 


v. 


Walter Wilder. 


2170 


vi. 


William W. Wilder. 



2109 Dorcas "Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 William 4 ), m. 1816, 

21 71 Jeremiah Greenwood, a blacksmith of Fitchburg, 

Mass. Issue : 

2172 i. Edward S. Greenwood, b. May 18, 1818. 

2173 ii. James Wilder Greenwood, b. May 14, 1820. 

2174 iii. Cyrus Greenwood, b. May 14, 1822; d. 1824. 

2175 iv. Hannah S. Greenwood, b. ; d. 1842. 

2176 v. Julia Greenwood, b. ; d. 1845. 

2177 vi. Jeremiah Greenwood. 

2178 vii. Electa Greenwood, b. 1830; d. 1837. 

2179 viii. Albert Greenwood. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 239 

2112 James 8 Wilder (Abel, 5 William 4 ), m. 

2180 Mary Crombie. Issue : 

2181 i. John Wilder, b. ; d. 1868 in New York city. 

2182 ii. James Waterman Wilder. 

2183 iii. Charles Wilder. 

2184 iv. Mary Wilder. 

2185 v. Harriet Wilder. 

2186 vi. Betsey Wilder. 

2187 vii. Samuel Wilder. 

2188 viii. George Wilder, of Scranton, Penn. 

2113 John 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 William 4 ), m. 

2189 Harriet Lakin. Issue: 

2190 i. Sally Wilder, b. 1821; d. 1846 in Hancock, N. H. 

2 191 ii.' Maria Wilder, m. Washburn. 

2192 iii. Julia Wilder, m. Alfred Tenney, of Lynn, Mass. 

2193 iv. John Wilder, b. ; d. 1850. 

2115 Abel 6 Wilder (Daniel, 6 . William 4 ), a carpenter of 

Malone, N. Y. ; m. 1808, 

2194 Hannah Payne, b. 1784; d. 1842. Jssue : 

2195 i. Royal Gould Wilder, b. Feb, T809; d. 1815. 

2196 ii. Thomas P. Wilder, b. April 4, 181 1. 

2197 iii. James M. Wilder, b. June 25, 18 13. 

2198 iv. Hannah P. Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1814. 

2199 v. Royal Gould Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1816 ; m. Eliza J. 

Smith. 

2200 vi. Polly Maria Wilder, b. March 4, 1821 ; d. March 17, 

1851. 

2201 vii. Phebe Elmira Wilder, b. July 16, 1824. 

2202 viii. William Clement Wilder, b. April 24, 1826. 

2203 ix. Sarah Charlotte Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1830. 

2204 x. Josiah Prince Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1832. 

2116 Orra Wilder (Daniel, William), wife not ascertained, 

and the children may not be in the order of their 
birth. Issue : 

2205 i. Hyman A. Wilder, a graduate of Williams College, and 

a missionary to the Zulus in South Africa. 

2206 ii. George W. Wilder. 

2207 iii. Cyrus R. Wilder. 



240 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2208 iv. Hannah M. Wilder. 

2209 v. Mary S. Wilder. 

2210 vi. Harriet Wilder. 

2117 Joseph T. 6 Wilder (s. Daniel, 5 William 4 ), of Detroit, 
m. * 

2211 Betsey Heath, b. Jan. 12, 1812. Issue : 

2212 i. Sarah H. Wilder. 

2213 ii. Betsey A. Wilder, b. — ; d, May at, 1872. 

2214 iii. Mary J. Wilder. 

2215 iv. Joseph H. Wilder. 

2216 v. Royal H. Wilder. 

2217 vi. Charles H. Wilder. 

2123 Sarah Elizabeth 6 Wilder (dr. Daniel,* William 4 ), 
m. Aug. 1, 1826, 

2218 Job Pierce. Issue : 

2219 i. Adaline Pierce, b. Oct. 6, 1827 ; d. March 18, 1868. 

2220 ii. Caroline Pierce, b. March 9, 1829. 

2221 iii. Arvilla Pierce, b. Dec. 2, 1834. 

2222 iv. Aurilla Pierce, b. June 13, 1837. 

2223 v. Jane Pierce, b. March t3, 1841 ; d. 1856. 

2127 Abigail R. r Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 6 William 4 ), 

in. 

2225 Joseph P. MeTcalf, of Erie, Penn. Issue : 

2226 i. Joseph P. Metcalf. 

2227 ii. Frederic W. Metcalf. 

2228 iii. George Ralph Metcalf. 

2128 Mary S.' Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 6 William 4 ), m. 

2229 James S. ShatTuck, of Erie, Penn. Issue : 

2230 i. Catharine S. Shattuck. 

2129 Lucy' Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 3 William 4 ), m. 

2237 Samuel Phelps. Issue: 

2238 i. Julia Phelps. 

2239 ii. Rose Phelps. 

2240 iii. Abigail Phelps. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 241 

2130 Sophia TV Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 6 William 4 ), m. 

2242 Riley Burdett. Issue: 

2243 i. Lillie M. Burdett. 

2132 Julia A. 7 Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 5 William 4 ), m. 

2244 George W. Barr. Issue : 

2245 i. Alice Barr. 

2133 Maria 7 Wilder (dr. William, 6 John, 5 William 4 ), m. 

2246 Benjamin Grant. Issue : 

2247 i. Frank W. Grant. 

2248 ii. Emma S. Grant. 

2136 Mary 7 Wilder (dr. Abel, 6 Abel, 5 William 4 ), m. 1834, 

2249 Nathanael Burchard. Issue : 

2250 i. Nathanael Burchard, b. April 18, 1836. 

2251 ii. Mary Burchard, b. May 25, 1837 ; d. Jan. 10, 1842. 

2252 iii. John Burchard, b. Dec. 14, 1839. 

2253 iv. Lucy Keziah Burchard, b. Aug. 27, 1841 ; m. James 

Lewis. 

2254 v. Emeline E. Burchard, b. May 12, 1843. 

2255 vi. Abel Wilder Burchard, b. 1845. 

2137 Mark 7 Wilder (s. Abel, 6 Abel, 5 William 4 ), m. Sept., 

183S, 

2256 Eliza Thayer, b. 1813 ; d. May, 1871 ; dr. of Elihu 

Thayer. Issue : 

2257 i. Charles Wilder, b. May 13, 1836; m. Mary E. Jones. 

2258 ii. George Wilder, b. July 31, 1837 ; m. Sarah B. 

Hanford. 

2259 iii. Elihu Wilder, b. Sept. 26, 1838 ; m. Laura Moses. 
2200 iv. William H. H. Wilder, b. July 7, 1840; m. Frances A. 

Miller. 

2261 v. Anna Maria Wilder, b. June 8, 1842 ; d. Feb. 14, 1869. 

2262 vi. Mark A. Wilder, b. July 11, 1843 ; m. Eva S. Ramsey. 

2263 vii. Irving Wilder, b. March 13, 1846. 

2264 viii. Ellen B. Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1849 5 d. Ma >* 2 4» T 874- 

2265 ix. Abel Judson Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1850; d. March 28, 

1874. 

17 



242 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2266 x. Eliza J. Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1852. 

2267 xi. John F. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1855. 

2138 Abel 7 Wilder (s. Abel, 6 Abel, 6 William 4 ), m. 

2268 Anna A. Gowing, b. May 17, 181 7. Issue : 

2269 i. Lucinda R. Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1846 ; m. Frank 

Pierce. 

2270 ii. Ella L. Wilder, b. Sept. 16, 1853; d. Sept. 16, 1856. 

21-43 John 7 Wilder (s. Abel," Abel, 6 William 4 ;; m. 1st, 
1848, 

2271 1 Diantha Rogers, b. 1829 ; d. 1865 ; m. 2d, 

2272 2 Sophia Grant. Issue : 

2273 i. Elsie E. Wilder, b. March 5, 1850. 

2274 ii. Frances H. Wilder, b. Sept. 28, 1854. 

2141 Benjamin T. 7 Wilder (s. Abel, 6 Abel, 6 William 4 ) ; m. 

2275 Sarah Ann Smith. Issue: 

2276 i. Cephas Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1850 ; d. 1854. 

2277 ii. Herman T. Wilder, b. April 2, 1851. 

2278 iii. Helen M. Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1852. 

2279 iv. Cephas A. Wilder, b. March 11, 1854. 

2280 v. Harry M. Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1857. 

2281 vi. Sarah M. Wilder, b. March 30, 1859. 

2282 vii. William H. Wilder, b. Sept. 18, i860. 

2283 viii. Elmer E. Wilder, b. April 6, 1862. 
-2284 ix. Wallace W. Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1868. 

2285 x. Mabel H. Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1871. 

2199 Royal Gould 7 Wilder (s. Abel, 6 Daniel, 6 William 4 ), 
a graduate of Middlebury College, Vt. ; and for years 
a missionary at Kolapoor, India. He is now living 
in Princeton, N. J., publishing a missionary periodi- 
cal, and educating his children, his health not per- 
mitting a return to India ; m. March 5, 1846, 

2286 Eliza Jane Smith. Issue : 

2287 i. Edward Payson Wilder, b. July 22, 1849 ; a graduate 

of Yale, and a lawyer in New York city. 

2288 ii. Mary Jane Wilder, b. Feb., 1851 ; d. March 11, 1857. 
.2289 iii. William Royal Wilder, b. June 30, 1858. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 243 

2290 iv. Grace Evelyn Wilder, b. May 27, 1861. 

2291 v. Robert Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1863. 

2257 Charles 8 Wilder (Mark, 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 6 William 4 ), 
born in Peterboro, N. H. ; succeeded his father in 
the shoe-peg business, adding afterward a cotton 
factoiy, and then a manufactory of barometers and 
thermometers ; was a Representative from 1867 to 
1876 ; m. i860, 

2292 Mary E. Jones. Issue : 

2293 i. Charles A. Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1861 ; d. March 28, 1861. 

2294 ii. Erank Jones Wilder, b. April 20, 1863. 

2295 iii. Henry Howard Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1864. 

2296 iv. Mary A . Wilder, b. Oct. 5, 1869; d. 1870. 

2297 v. John M. Wilder, b. April 24, 1872. 

2298 vi. Grace Wilder, b. July 7, 1873. 

2299 vii. Gertrude Wilder, b. May 4, 1875. 

2260 William H. 8 H. Wilder (Mark, 7 Abel, 6 Abel," Wil- 
liam 4 ), m. 

2300 Frances A. Miller. Issue : 

2301 i. Frances Lillian Wilder, b. June 16, 1871. 

2302 ii. Perley Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 1875. 

2262 Mark A. Wilder (Mark, Abel, Abel, William), m. 
June 8, 1870, 

2303 Eva S. Ramsey, of Peterboro, N". H. Issue : 

2304 i. William Wilder, b. Feb. 24, 1871. 

2305 ii. Edwin M. Wilder, b. Dec. T2, 1872. 



TWELFTH LINEAGE. 

JOTHAM WILDER. 

73 Jotham 4 Wilder (Thomas, 3 John, 2 Thomas'), a 
farmer of South Lancaster; in. March 3, 1746, 

2306 Phebe Wheeler. Issue : 

2307 i- Stephen Wilder, b. Feb. 17, 1747; d. 1819 ; ro. Betsey 

Sawyer. 



244 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2308 ii. Titus Wilder, b. 1750; m. Mary Allen. 

2309 iii. Susannah Wilder, b. Dec. 3, 1751 ; m. Thomas Sawyer. 

2310 iv. Jotham Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1755; removed to Ply- 

mouth, Vt. 

2311 v. Reuben Wilder, b. July 16, 1761 ; m. Mary Pierce. 

2312 vi. Polly Wilder, b. 1763. 

2307 Stephen b Wilder (Jotham 4 ), a farmer of South Lan- 

caster; m. 1770, 

2313 Betsey Sawyer, dr. Elisha Sawyer, and sister of 

Thomas, who married her sister, Susannah. Issue : 

2314 i. Levi Wilder, b. July 28, 1 77 1. 

2315 ii. John Wilder, b. July 14, 1773. 

2316 iii. Seth Wilder, b. Feb. 25, 1775. 

2317 iv. Thomas Wilder, b. April 5, 1778. 

2318 v. Joseph Wilder, b. April 5, 1778. 

2319 vi. Abel Wilder, b. June 22, 1780 ; m. Hannah Merrett. 

2320 vii. Stephen Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1783; m. Patience Sar- 

geant. 

2308 Titus 6 Wilder (Jotham 4 ), a farmer; m. April 21, 

i773> 

2321 Mary Allen. Issue: 

2322 i. Thomas Wilder, b. June 22, 1774. 

2323 ii. Polly Wilder. 

2324 hi. Titus Wilder; m. Eunice Butler. 

2325 iv. Ebenezer Wilder ; m. Lucina Sawyer. 

2326 v. Betsey Wilder. 

2327 vi. Elisha Wilder ; m. Emily Pollard. 

2328 vii. Tabitha Wilder. 

2329 viii. Jotham Wilder. 

2309 Susannah b Wilder (dr. Jotham 4 ), m. 1778, 

2330 Thomas Sawyer, of Sterling; b. Sept. 7, 1757. Issue : 

2331 i. Elias Sawyer, b. April 9, 1779 ; m. Slater. 

2332 , .. ii. .Thomas Sawyer, b. June 5, 1780; m. Eunice Fellows. 

2333 iii. Sarah Sawyer, b. Nov. 16, 1781. 

2334 iv. Elisha Sawyer, b. Dec. 2, 1783 ; d. 1785. 

2335 v. Jotham Sawyer, b. Oct. 28, 1785 ; m. Harper. 

2336 vi. Susanna Sawyer, b. Dec. 26, 1787; m. Joseph Wake- 

field. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 245 

2337 vii. Elisha Sawyer, b. Feb. 16, 1790, in Plymouth, Vt. 

2338 viii. Eunice Sawyer, b. Feb. 28, 1792. 

2339 ix. Joseph Sawyer, b. March 17, 1794; m. Mary Pope. 

2340 x. Jesse Sawyer, b. May 24, ^96; m. Elizabeth Gould. 

2341 xi. Ezra Sawyer, b. April 22, 1798. 

2310 Jotham B Wilder (Jotham 4 ), born in South Lancas- 
ter, now Clinton. In 1781 he was in Henniker, 
N. H. ; was afterward a resident of Lancaster. In 
1785 he removed to Salt Ash, now Plymouth, Vt., 
where he had a deed of land from his father. He re- 
sided here while he lived; m. 1781, 

2342 Lucy . Issue : 

2343 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. Dec. 20, 1781. 

2344 ii. Jotham Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1784. 

2345 iii. Sally Wilder, b. May 24, 1787. 

2346 iv. David Wilder, b. July 15, 1789. 

2347 v. Samuel Wilder, b. June 22, 1792. 

2348 vi. Lucy Wilder, b. Sept. 16, 1794; m. Caleb Lincoln. 

2349 vii. Rebecca Wilder, b. Sept. 30, 1796. 

2315 John 6 Wilder (Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. Sept. 25, 1794, 
to whom we know not. Issue: 

2350 i. John Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1796. 

2351 ii- Danforth Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1798; d. Nov. 26, 1844; 

m. Dolly Rice. 

2352 iii. Sally Wilder, b. Jan. 12, t8oi ; d. Dec. 25, 1830; m. 

John Gamble. 

2353 iv. Annis Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1804 ; d. June 1, 1850 ; m. 

Leonard Pollard. 

2354 v. Levi Wilder, b. Jan. 12, 1807; d. Aug., 1874; m. 

Rachel Ruton. 

2355 vi. Harriet Wilder, b. June 8, 1809; m. Henry May. 

2356 vii. Franklin Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1810. 

2357 viii. Warner Wilder, b. Dec. 12, 1815 ; m. Abigail Weymoth. 

2358 ix. Lucy L. Wilder, b. May 28, 1820 ; d. Feb. 25, 1868 ; 

m. D. T. Dudley. 

2319 Abel 6 Wilder (Stephen, 6 Jotham 4 ), m. 1806, 

2359 Hannah Merrett. Issue: 

2360 i. Rebecca B. Wilder, b. June 27, 1807. 



246 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2361 ii. Hannah M. Wilder, b. Oct. 27, t8o8. 

2362 iii. Sarah Lee Wilder, b. June 4, 1810. 

2363 iv. Joseph T. Wilder, b. Aug. 14, 181 2 ; m. Eunice Olds. 

2364 v. Julia Wilder, b. Nov. 16, 1816. 

2365 vi. Sedi Wilder, b. Sept. 25, 1819. 

2366 vii. Abel Wilder, b. Jan. 27, 1823. 

2367 viii. Sampson V. S. Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1825. 

2324 Titus 6 Wilder (Titus, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. May 21, 1807, 

2368 Eunice Butler. Issue : 

2369 i. Philinda Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1807. 

2370 ii. Oliver Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1810. 

2371 iii. Mary Wilder, b. Dec. 19, 1815. 

2372 iv. Anna Wilder, b. April 19, 1820. 

2325 Ebenezer" Wilder (Titus, 5 Jotham 4 ), a farmer, m. 

1st, 1807, 

2373 1 Lucina Sawyer ; d. 1826; m. 2d, 1827, 

2374 2 Clara Keyes. Issue : 

2375 i. Ebenezer F. Wilder, b. Aug. 24, 1808; in. Sarah 

Howe. 

2376 ii. Joseph M. Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 181 1; m. 1st, Maria 

Flagg ; m. 2d, Sarah Brown. 

2377 iii. Sidney Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1813 ; m. T. B. Green- 

hedge. 

2378 iv. Charles Wilder, b. Jan. 30, 18 15. 

2379 v. Rufus A. Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 181 7. 

2380 vi. Lucina Wilder, b. May 18, 1819; m. Dr. George H. 

Lee, of Barre. 

2381 vii. George Wilder, b. Aug 18, 1822 ; m. Hephzibah 

Moore. 

2382 viii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. March 13, 1825; m. R. Hum- 

phreys. 

2383 ix. Clarissa Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1828. 

2384 x. James Wilder, b. Feb. 19, 1830. 

2385 xi. Anna Wilder, b. April 19, 1832. 

2386 xii. Katharine Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1834. 

2327 Elisha Wilder (Titus, Jotham), m. Aug. 11, 1818, 

2387 Emily Pollard. Issue : 

2388 i. Emma Wilder, b. June 16, 1819. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 247 

2389 ii. Edwin E. Wilder, b. June 31, 1821. 

2390 iii. Caroline M. Wilder, b. May 21, 1823. 

2391 iv. Emery T. Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1827. 

2392 v. Christopher Wilder, b. Jan. 7, 1829. 

2350 John r Wilder (John, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), a minister 

of the Baptist church of Wayne Co., N. Y. ; wife's 
name not obtained. Issue : 

2394 i. Sidney Wilder, b. June 23, 1822. 

2395 ii. Brutus Wilder, b. Oct. 13, 1825. 

2351 Danforth 7 Wilder (John, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. 

Aug. 15, 1818. 

2396 Dolly Rice. Issue : 

2 397 '■ John Wi'der, b. July n, 1819. 

2398 ii. Milo Danforth Wilder, b. July 26, 1825. 

2399 iii. Levi Franklin Wilder, b. July 2, 1830. 

2400 iv. Sarah Fidelia Wilder, b. May 31, 1834. 

2401 v. Arthur Tappan Wilder, b. July 9, 1836 ; m. Mary Mix. 

2402 vi. Josiah Warren Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1839 ; m. Harriet 

Heard. 

2403 vii. Cornelia Letitia Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1841. 

2404 viii. Lucy Matilda Wilder, b. Oct. 29, 1842. 

2352 Sally 7 Wilder (dr. John/ Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. 

June 12, 1825, 

2405 John Gamble. Issue : 

2406 i. Sarah Jane Gamble, b. Oct. 26, 1826. 

2407 ii. Catharine J. Gamble, b. April 20, 1830. 

2408 iii. George Gamble, b. July 21, 1836. 

2353 Annis 7 Wilder (John, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. Feb. 

19, 1821, 

2409 Leonard Pollard. Issue : 

2410 i. Charles F. Poilard, b. March 27, 1822. 

241 1 ii. Lyman L. Pollard, b. Nov., 1823. 

2412 iii. Nancy M. Pollard. 

2413 iv. Sarah H. Pollard. 

2414 v. Alvah Pollard. 

2415 vi. Sylvia Ann Pollard. 



248 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2354 Levi 7 Wilder (John, 8 Stephen, 6 Jotham 4 ), m. 1838, 

2416 Rachel Ruton. Issue: 

2417 i. Moses Stewart Wilder, b. 1839 ; d. 1875. 

2418 ii. Emily Wilder, b. 1841 ; d. 1861. 

2419 iii. Lucy Dudley Wilder, b. 1844; m. Win. H. Neal, a 

merchant of Brooklyn. 

2420 iv. Edward Kirk Wilder, b. 1846. 

2421 v. Annis P. Wilder, b. 185 1. 

2355 Harriet 7 Wilder (John, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ), m. 

1843, 

2422 Henry May. Issue : 

2423 i. Cyrus May. 

2424 ii. Harriet May. 

2357 Warner 7 Wilder (John, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ) a shuttle- 

maker ; m. Oct. 21, 1 841, 

2425 Abigail Weymoth. Issue : 

2426 i. Cassius M. Wilder, b. July 11, 1844; d. July 17, 1852. 

2427 ii. Charles W. Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1846. 

2428 iii. Abigail J. Wilder, b. May 21, 1850; d. July 15, 1874. 

2429 iv. Ella Annis Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1854. 

2430 v. Levi Wilder, b. Sept. 21, 1856. 

2358 Lucy L. Wilder (sister to Warner, 2357); ni. Nov. 

3°, 1838, 

2431 D. T. Dudley. Issue : 

2432 i. Henry Tyler Dudley, b. April 27, 1841. 

2433 ii. Lucy Augusta Dudley, b. . 

2434 iii. Fred Chase Dudley, b. Aug. 24, 1852. 

2 435 * v - Samuel Arthur Dudley, b. April 15, 1854. 

2436 v. Charles F. Dudley, b. April 18, 1856. 

2437 vi. Phebe Janette Dudley, b. Feb. 15, 1858. 

2363 Joseph T. 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Stephen, 5 Jotham 4 ); m. 

1837, 

2438 Eunice Olds. Issue : 

2439 i. Albert J. Wilder, b. Nov. 27, 1838. 

2440 ii. Alonzo W, Wilder, b. May 16, 1841. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 249 

2441 iii. Frank L. Wilder, b. March, 1847. 

2442 iv. Sarah A. Wilder, b. March, 185 1. 

2443 v. Mary E. Wilder, b. June, 1858. 

2375 Ebenezer F. 7 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 6 Titus, 6 Jotham 4 ); 

m. 

2444 Sarah Howe. Issue : 

2445 i- Oscar Wilder. 

2446 ii. Edwin Wilder. 

2376 Joseph M. Wilder (s. Ebenezer, Titus, Jotham) ; 

m. 1st, 

2447 1 Maria Flagg ; m. 2d, 

2448 2 Sarah Bruce. Issue : 

2449 i. Henry Wilder. 

2450 ii. Rufus A. Wilder. 

2377 Sidney Wilder (s. Ebenezer, Titus, Jotham) ; m. 

2451 T. B. Greenhedge. Issue: 

2452 i. Charles Sidney Wilder. 

2453 n - L- Elizabeth Wilder. 

2380 Lucina Wilder (dr. Ebenezer, Titus, Jotham) ; m. 

2454 Dr. George H. Lee, of Barre, Mass. Issue : 

2455 i. Helen Lee. 

2381 George Wilder (s. Ebenezer, Titus, Jotham) ; m. 

2456 Hephzibah Moore. Issue : 

2457 i. Laura Wilder. 

2419 Lucy Dudley Wilder (dr. Levi, John, Stephen, 
Jotham) ; m. 

2458 William H. Neal, a merchant of Brooklyn. Issue: 

2459 i- Wilhelmina Neal. 

2460 ii. Stuart Edward Neal. 

2461 iii. William Arthur Neal. 

2462 iv. Mabel Neal. 

2463 v. Amy Florence Neal. 



250 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2-i39 Albert J. 8 Wilder (s. Joseph T., T Abel, 6 Stephen, 8 
Jotham 4 ), of Springfield, Mass. ; m. i860, 

2464 Abigail L. Roberts, b. Aug. 21, 1838. Issue : 

2465 i. Eliza W. Wilder, b. June 25, 1861 ; d. Oct. 30, 1866. 

2466 ii. Francis A. Wilder, b. April 30, 1868. 

2467 iii. Harriet Wilder, b. Feb. 18, 1871. 

2468 iv. Minor M. Wilder, b. April 18, 1873. 



THIRTEENTH LINEAGE. 

BENJAMIN WILDER. 

77 Benjamin 4 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) ; 

m. i735> 

2469 Jane Robbins ; d. March 20, 1759. Issue: 

2470 i. Benjamin Wilder. 

2471 ii. James Wilder. 

2472 iii. Mary Wilder. 

2473 iv. Hephzibah Wilder. 

2474 v. Achsah Wilder. 

2475 vi. Rebecca Wilder. 

2476 vii. Ebenezer Wilder. 

2477 viii. Beulah Wilder. 

2476 Ebenezer 5 Wilder (Benjamin 4 ) ; m. Jan. 22, 1776, 

2478 Elizabeth Wilson. Issue : 

24-79 i. Jacob Wilder, b. July 9, 1780; m. Betsey Snow. 

2480 ii. Benjamin Wilder. 

2481 iii. Paul Wilder, b. 1785 ; d. i860. 

2482 iv. Jonathan Wilder. 

2483 v. Betsey Wilder. 

2484 vi. Beulah Wilder. 

2485 vii. Nancy Wilder. 

2479 Jacob 9 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 6 Benjamin 4 ), of Ply- 
mouth, Vt. ; m. 

2486 Betsey Snow, b. 1772 ; d. 1852. Issue : 

2487 i. Almira Eliza Wilder, b. 1803. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 2$ I 

2188 ii- William Stedman -Wilder, b. March 16, 1805 ; m. Sarah 
Henry. 

2489 iii. Horace M. Wilder. 

2490 iv. Laura Wilder. 

2491 v. Harriet Wilder. 

2481 Paul 6 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 5 Benjamin 4 ); wife not 
known. Issue : 

2492 i. Harvey Wilder. 

2493 ii. Ransell Wilder. 

2494 iii. Asahel Wilder. 

2495 iv. Daniel Wilder. 

2496 v. Spencer Wilder. 

2188 William Stedman Wilder (s. Jacob, Ebenezer, Ben- 
jamin) ; m. 

2497 Sarah Henry. Issue : 

2498 i. Henry Clay Wilder. 

2499 ii. Harriet Wilder. 

79 Hephzibah Wilder, sister to Benjamin, is included in 
his lineage ; m. 1733, 

2500 Jonathan Wilson, of Lancaster, b. 1706; d. 1784- 

Issue : 

2501 i. Jonathan Wilson, b. Aug. 9, 1734. 

2502 ii. Lois Wilson, b. March 28, 1736 ; m. Aug. 14, 1760, 

2503 Michael Wood — their Issue were : 

2504 i. Lois Wood. 

2505 ii. Abel Wood. 

2506 iii. Relief Wood. 

2507 iv. Susan Wood. 

2508 v. Hephzibah Wood. 

2509 iii. Mercy AVilson, b. Oct. 31, 1738. 

2510 iv. Jacob Wilson, b. March 1, 1740. 

25 1 1 v. Jonathan Wilson, b. Jan. 7, 1743. 

2512 vi. Caleb Wilson, b. Aug., 1748. 

2513 vii. David Wilson, b. 1750. 

2514 viii. Hephzibah Wilson, b. April, 1752. 

2515 ix. Luke Wilson, b. June, 1754. 

2516 x. Elizabeth Wilson, b. Sept., 1765. 



252 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

FOURTEENTH LINEAGE. 

DEA. DAVID WILDER. 

78 David* Wilder (Ebenezer, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ), m. ist, 
June 10, 1739, 
1 Anna(Willard) Prentice, b. 1721 ; d. Sept. 22, 1744; 
granddaughter of the first Thomas Wilder ; in. 2d, 

1745. 

2517 2 Eunice Jennison, b. 1720; d. 1750 ; m. 3d, 1751, 

2518 3 Martha White, b. 1717 ; d. Nov. 6, 1811. Issue : 

2519 i. David Wilder, b. 1741 ; d. Dec. 5, 1815 ; 111. Lucy 

Joslin. 

2520 ii. Samuel Wilder, b. June 13, 1745; m - Sally Ballard. 

2521 iii. John Wilder, b. March 24, 1749; d. Oct. 4, 1803. 

2522 iv. Abel Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1752; d. 1797; m. Mary 

Paine. 

2523 v. Jonathan Wilder, b. April 21, 1755. ) m - Ruth Prescott. 

2524 vi. Martha Wilder, b. April 21, 1755. ( 

2525 vii. Luke Wilder, b. July 2, 1757; d. 1836; m. Susan Poor. 

2526 viii. Jacob Wilder, b. ; d. Jan. 11, 1836; m. Mary 

Wakefield. 

2519 David 5 Wilder (David, 4 Ebenezer, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ), 

m. 1768, 

2527 Lucy Joslin, a granddaughter of Thomas Wilder. Issue : 

2528 i. Anna Wilder, b. July 21, 1770; in. Joseph Knight. 

2529 ii. Eunice Wilder, b. Nov., 1771 ; m. Abel Phelps. 

2530 iii. David Wilder, b. May, 1778; m. Sally N. Butler. 

2531 iv. Martha Wilder, b. Dec. 22, 1779; m. John Carter. 

2532 v. Lucy Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1781 ; d. May 21, 1816 ; m. 

Abel Carter. 

2533 vi. John Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1783; m. Lucinda Wash- 

burne. 

2520 Samuel 6 Wilder (Dea. David 4 ), a blacksmith of Ber- 

lin ; m. Aug. 1, 1868, 

2534 Sally Ballard, of Lancaster. Issue : 

2535 i- Samuel Wilder, b. June 25, 1769; d. 1849; m - Mary 

Joslin. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 253 

2536 ii. Abel Wilder, b. Aug., 1770 ; d. 1862; m. Savage. 

2537 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1772; d. 1852; m. Samuel 

Rngg- 

2538 iv. Eunice Wilder, b. June 6, 1774. 

2539 v. David Wilder, b. April 1, 1776. 

2540 vi. Polly Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1779. 

2541 vii. John Wilder, b. Aug. 16, 1781 ; m. Mary Knight. 

2542 viii. Josiah Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1783; was a cloth-dresser, at 

Truro, Cape Cod. 

2543 ix. Luke Wilder, b. Sept. 25, 1785; d. 1869; m. Mary 

Honey. t 

2544 x. Dolly Wilder, b. May 18, 1788; m. Samuel Howe. 

2522 Abel 5 Wilder (Dea. David 4 ), settled in Norwich, 

Vt. ; m. 1777, 

2545 Mary Paine, dr. of Governor Paine, of N. H. Issue : 

2546 i. Nancy Wilder, b. 1778. 

2547 ii. Abel Wilder, b. June, 1780; d. June 20, 1858; m. 

Mrs. Grow. 

2548 iii. Cloudeley W r ilder, b. 1782; d. 1784. 

2549 iv. Polly Wilder, b. July 4, 1784 ; d. Oct. 28, 1865. 

2550 v. Patty Wilder, b. 1786; d. June 20, 1876; m. Joseph 

Howes, Esq. 

2551 vi. Sophia Wilder. 

2552 vii. Abigail Wilder. 

2553 viii. Sophronia Wilder. 

2554 ix. Sally Wilder, b. 1794; d. 1806. 

2555 x. Harriet Wilder. 

2523 Jonathan Wilder (Dea. David), of Lancaster, Mass. : 

m. 1779, 

2556 Ruth Prescott ; died Nov. 9, 1826. Issue : 

2557 i. Jonathan Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1780. 

2558 ii. David Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1781. 

2559 iii. John Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1782. 

2560 iv. Patty Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1784. 

2561 v. Nancy Wilder, b. Dec. 30, 1785. 

2562 vi. David Wilder, b. June 4, 1787. 

2563 vii. John Wilder, b. April 1, 1789. 

2564 viii. Luke Wilder, b. Sept. 9, 1791. 



254 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2565 ix. Cephas Wilder, b. May 23, 1793. 

2566 x. Prescott M. Wilder, b. May 8, 1795 ; d. July 3, 1818. 

2567 xi. Henry Wilder, b. Feb. 4, 1800. 

2568 xii. Lewis Wilder, b. July 23, 1802. 

2569 xiii. Frederic Wilder, b. June 27, 1804; d. Feb. 5, 1826. 

There were two other children, who died in infancy un- 
named. 

2525 Luke 6 Wilder (Dea. David"), was a Captain in the 
War of the Revolution ; was disabled, and settled in 
Salisbury, N. H., where, at forty years of age, he 
married 

2570 Susan Poor, b. 1763 ; d. 1844. Issue : 

2=; 7 1 i. Susan Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1794. 

2572 ii. Luke Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1796; d. 1842; m. Mary 

Stockman. 

2573 hi. Charles W. Wilder, b. March 29, 1798 ; d. June, 1877. 

2574 iv. Eliza A. Wilder, b. April 26, 1800. These four born in 

Salisbury. 

2575 v. Samuel John Wilder, b. June 6, 1806, in Bangor, Me. 

2528 Jacob 6 Wilder (s. Dea. David 4 ), was an officer in the 
war of the Revolution, from the battle of Bunker Hill 
to the final close of the war. About 1790 he re- 
moved to Woodstock from Plymouth, Vt., where he 
resided until his death, in 1848, at 91 years of age; 
m. 1794, 

2575 Mary Wakefield. Issue : 

2576 i. Benjamin Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1795; m. Elizabeth 

Davis. 

2577 ii. Mary Wilder, b. Nov. 1, 1796; m. David Watson. 

2578 iii. Frederic Trask Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1798, m. Rachel 

Runnels. 

2579 iv. Nancy Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1800 ; m. Daniel Marsh. 

2580 v. Lucy Wilder, b. Nov. 25, 1802;. d. April 28, 1811. 

2581 vi. Louisa Wilder, b. Aug., 1805 ; d. Aug. 10, 1821. 

2582 vii. George Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1807. 

2583 viii. Jacob Wilder, b. Oct. 24, 1810 ; d. April 9, 181 1. 

2584 ix. Lucy Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 181 1 ; m. Joshua Woodbury. 

2585 x. Clarissa Wilder, b. Sept. 28, 1814 ; m. Thomas B. 

Marcy. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 255 

2586 xi. Martha M. Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1817 ; m. Lucius F. 

Green. 

2587 xii. Sarah Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1819; d. Sept. 8, 1820. 

2528 Anna 6 Wilder (dr. David/ Dea. David 4 ), m. 1781, 

2588 Joseph Knight, a farmer of Marlow, N. H. Issue : 

2589 i. Dorothy Knight, b. June 9, 1788; m. June, 1813, 

Lemuel Tovvne. 

2590 ii. Joseph Knight, b. Oct. 6, 1790. 

2591 iii. Wilder Knight, b. Aug. 27, 1792. 

2592 iv. Culler Knight, b. Oct. 12, 1794; d. 1803. 

2593 v. Lucy Knight, b. June 17, 1797. 

2594 vi. Divid Knight, b. Sept. 13, 1799; m - Candace Gilson. 

2595 vii. Nancy Knight, b. Feb. 13, 1802. 

2596 viii. Cutler Knight, b. March 2, 1804. 

2597 ix. Eliza Knight, b. Jan. 29, 1807. 

2598 x. Adaline Knight, b. March 15, 1809. 

2529 Eunice 6 Wiider (dr. David, 5 Dea. David 4 ) ; m. 

2599 Abel Phelps. Issue : 

2600 i. Sumner Phelps, b. Sept. 8, 1797 ; d. 1842. 

2601 ii. David Phelps, b. March 29, 1799. 

2602 iii. Abel Phelps, b. Feb. 22, 1801. 

2530 David 6 Wilder (s. David, 6 Dea. David 4 ), Commis- 

sioner of Highways, Representative to the General 
Court, physician, and author of the " History of 
Leominster"; in. 1808, 

2603 Sally N. Butler, b. 1787; d. 1833; dr. Dea. Elijah 

Butler. Issue : 

2604 i. David Wilder, b. April 19, 1809; m. Celia Burt. 

2605 ii. Sarah Ann Wilder, b. Feb. 12, 181 1 ; m. Johnson. 

2606 hi. Fisher Ames Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1813 ; m. Frances 

Kelton. 

2607 iv. Henry Marcus Wilder, b. March 1, 1815 ; d. Feb. 6, 

1846 ; m. R. P. Osborne. 

2608 v. Abel Carter Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 181 7 ; d. June, 1866. 

2609 vi. Martha Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1820; d. June, 1866. 

2610 vii. Sophia Wilder, b. April 22, 1823; d. 1858; m. J. W. 

Edgerley. 



256 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2531 Martha 6 Wilder (dr. David, 5 Dea. David 4 ); m. 

1810, 
261 1 John Carter, d. Dec. 5, T839. Issue : 

3612 i. Lucy Carter, b. August 30, 181 2. 

2613 ii. James Wilder Carter, b. April 3, 1816 ; d. Oct. 6, 1838. 

2532 Lucy e Wilder (dr. David, 5 Dea. David 4 ) ; m. 

2614 Abel Carter : Issue : 

2615 i. Martha Carter. 

2533 John 6 Wilder (s. David, 5 Dea. David 4 ), of Savannah, 

Georgia ; m. 1814, 

2616 Lucinda A. Washburne, b. Aug. 21, 1793; d. Nov. 

12, 1841. Issue: 

2617 i. John Randolph Wilder, b. March 10, 1816; m. Anna 

D. Lewis. 

2618 ii. Joseph Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1817; d. Nov. 12, 1841. 

2619 iii. Abigail Wilder, b. Nov. 11, 1819 ; d. Aug. 1, 1836. 

2620 iv. Ruth Washburne Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1821 ; m. A. A. 

Eccles, of Savannah. 

2535 Samuel 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Dea. David 4 ), a black- 
smith of Berlin; m. 1st, July 17, 1793, 

2621 1 Betsey Joslyn, d. May 16, 1810; m. 2d, March, 1811, 

2622 2 Mary Carter. Issue : 

2623 i. Nathanael Wilder, b. June 19, 1794; living at Rock- 

port, 111., 1877. 

2624 ii. Cynthia Wilder, b. June 14, 1796; m. Apollos Osgood. 

2625 iii. Samuel Wilder, b. May 16, 1798. 

2626 iv. Eliza Wilder, b. May 3, 1800 ; m. Luke Bigelow. 

2627 v. Merrick Wilder, b. March 13, 1802. 

2628 vi. Mary Joslyn Wilder, b. April 3, 1804; d. May, 1804. 

2629 vii. Anthony Wilder, b. 1808 ; d. 1810. 

2630 viii. Malinda Wilder, b. May 8, 1810. 

2631 ix. Augustus Wilder, b.- . 

2632 x. Mary Carter Wilder, b. . 



2536 Abel 6 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Dea. David 4 ); m. 

2 633 Sanger, of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

2634 i. Emily Wilder, b. . 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 2$7 



2635 ii. Eliza Wilder, b. . 

2636 iii. Mary Jane Wilder, b . 

2637 iv. Augustus T. Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 181 1. 

2638 v. Sarah Wilder, b. . 



2539 David 8 Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Dea. David*), a black- 
smith of Keene, N. H.; m. Jan. 19, 1800, 

2639 Lucy Rugg, b. June 16, 1772. Issue : 

2640 i. Caleb Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 1800 ; d. March 2, 1801. 

2641 ii. Lucy Wilder, b. July 28, 1802; d. June 3, 1868; m. 

Ira Crombie, No. 2145. 

2630 iii. Volney Wilder, b. July 23, 1804; m. Charlotte Page. 

2631 iv. Nancy L. Wilder, b. April 27, 1806 ; m. Shubael 

White. 

2632 v. Caleb F. Wilder, b. March 21, 1808; m. Catharine 

Templeton. 

2633 vi. Daniel Wilder, b. April 11, 1821 ; M.D, at Turner's 

Falls, Mass. 

2543 Luke " Wilder (s. Samuel, 5 Dea. David 4 ), a black- 
smith of Leominster; 111. 1st, July 1, 1811, 

2634 1 Mary Honey; m. 2d, August 3, 1820, 

2635 2 Clarissa Merriam. Issue: 

2636 i. Henry A. Wilder, b. Aug. 6, 18 12 ; m. 1837, Susan 

Gardner. 

2637 ii. Mary Honey Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1814; m. Joseph T. 

Merriam. 

2638 iii. Sarah Ballard Wilder, b, March 22, 181 7; d. Sept. 22, 

1832. 

2639 iv. Luke A. Wilder, b. March 6, 1821 ; d. April 15, 1826. 

2640 v. Luke Augustus Wilder, b. Dec. 12, 1827; m. 1st, 

Mary Ann Starr ; in. 2d, Sarah M. Thacher. 

2641 vi. Francis Marion Wilder, ) b. April 17, 1829. 

2642 vii. Frances Maria Wilder, j b. April 17, 1829; m. James 

K. Young. 

2643 viii. Elizabeth M. Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 183 1; m. Stimson 

Stacy. 

2644 ix. Clarissa Ann Wilder, b. July 22, 1834; d. March 19, 

1838. 
18 



258 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2645 x - Ellen Florilla Wilder, b. Aug. 16, 1836; m. William H. 

Cilley. 

25-17 Abel 6 Wilder (s. Abel, 5 Dea. David 4 ), a farmer of 
Derby, Vt. ; m. 

2646 Mrs. Grow. Issue : 

26-17 i- Sarah Eliza Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1810; m. Dr. Leonard 

Newcomb. 
2618 ii- William Wilder, b. April 18, 1812; m. Mary Ann 

Brovvnell. 

2649 iii. Olive Wilder, b. ; m. Benjamin Newton. 

2650 v. Abel Wilder, b. ; d. 1848; killed by railroad cars, 

Columbus, Ohio. 

2651 iv. Mary Wilder, b. 1816; m. Porter Hinman. 

2550 Patty" Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 Dea. David 4 ), m. 1808, 

2652 Joseph Howes, a lawyer and Judge of Montpelier, Vt. 

Issue : 

2653 i. William Howes, b. April 21, 1809. 

2654 ii. Almira Howes, b. Aug. 21, 1810; m. D. L. Camp. 

2655 iii. Joseph Wilder Howes, b. Nov. 5, 1812 ; m. Julia Wright. 

2656 iv. George Howes, b. Nov. 15, 1814; m. Helen Anderson. 

2657 v. Sarah Sophia Howes, b. July 27, 1817 ; m. E. P. Walton. 

2658 vi. Solon Howes, b. Aug. 6, 1819. 

2659 vii. Martha Howes, b. May 21, 1823 ; m. Rev. Calvin Pease. 

2660 viii. Henry Howes, b. May 7, 1825 ; d. May 26, 1827. 

2661 ix. Henry Howes, b. April 31, 1827 ; m. Julia Loomis. 

2572 Luke" Wilder (Luke, 5 Dea. David 4 ), m. 

2662 M. Stockman. Issue : 

2663 i. Eugene Wilder. 

2664 ii. Charles L. Wilder. 

2665 iii. Frederic Wilder. 

2573 Charles" W. Wilder (Luke, 5 Dea. David 4 ), born 

in Salisbury, N. H. ; lived in Bangor and Hudson, 
Me. ; Elgin, 111. : and died in Bay City, Mich. ; m. 
1st, 1824, 

2666 1 Priscilla W. Dexter ; m. 2d, T843, 

2667 2 Mary McDougal. Six children of his first wife died 

in Maine ; their names not known. Other issue : 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 259 

2668 vii. Mary E. Wilder, -b. Sept. 5, 1844 ; m. Newton H. 

Culver. 

2669 viii. William H. Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1846; m. Emma Ben- 

jamin. 

2670 ix. Ellen M. Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1848 ; m. John A. Hutch- 

ings. 

2575 Samuel 6 John Wilder (Luke, 6 David 4 ), m. 1830, 

2671 Lydia S. Greenleaf. Issue: 

2672 i. J. Arthur Wilder, b. 1832 ; now of Shakopee, Minn. 

2604 David 7 Wilder (David, 6 David, 6 Dea. David 4 ), 
Treasurer and Auditor of Mass. ; m. 1833, 

2673 Celia Burt. Issue : 

2674 i. David Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1837, of San Francisco, Cal. 

2675 ii. Burt Green Wilder, b. Aug. n, 1841 ; m. Sarah C. 

Nichols. 

2676 in. Edward Wilder, b. April 19, 1843 '■> m - Mary Catharine 

Scott. 

2677 iv. John Wilder, b. Aug. 21, 1846; m. 1868, Marcia K. 

Webb. 

2606 Fisher Ames' Wilder (David, 6 David, 6 Dea. 

David 4 ), m. 1st, July 31, 1839, 

2678 1 Frances Kelton, b. Aug. 4, 1819; d. 1849; m. 2d, 

1851, 

2679 2 Mrs. Mary A. Pettee, b. March 9, 1822, a lineal 

descendant of William IV. of Holland. Issue : 

2680 i. Calvin K. Wilder, b. 1840; d. 1840. 

2681 ii. Frances Lucina Wilder, b. July 15, 1841 ; d. Sept. 8, 

1842. 

2682 iii. Martha Butler Wilder, b. Sept. 10, 1842 ; d. Sept., 1842. 

2683 iv. Leonard B. Wilder, b. Dec. 15, 1844. 

2684 v. Charles Wilder, b. April 3, 1847 ; d. July 6, 1849. 

2685 vi. Mary Wilder, b. June 11, 1849. 

2607 Henry 7 Marcus Wilder (David, 6 David, 6 Dea. 

David 4 ), m. May 15, 1850, 

2686 Rebecca P. Osborne; d. July 16, 1857. Issue : 

2687 i. Sarah Elizabeth Wilder, b. July 6, 1854. 



260 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2610 Sophia 7 Wilder (David, 6 David, 6 Dea. David 4 ), m. 
May 14, 1850, 

2688 James W. Edgerly, b. --; d. Dec. 17, 1856. 

Issue : 

2689 i. James Edgerly, b. Oct. 19, T851. 

2690 ii. Lucinda Edgerly, b. June 1, 1853. 

2691 iii. Martha Edgerly, b. April 2, 1854. 

2692 iv. Joseph Edgerly, b. Feb. 3, 1856. 

2623 Nathanael 7 Wilder (Samuel, 6 Samuel, 6 Dea. David 4 ), 
m. 1 st, April, 18 19, 

2693 1 Lucy Osgood, b. 1792 ; d. 1854 (dr. of Joel Osgood, 

M.D.); in. 2d, 

2694 2 Mrs. Towne. Issue : 

2695 i. Joel Osgood Wilder, b. April, 1820. 

2696 ii. Lucretia Lucina Wilder, b. 1824 ; d. Sept. 16, 1844. 

2697 iii. Frederic Augustus Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1828; m. Ada 

Clark. 

2698 iv. Francis Augustine Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1828; m. Ann 

Roberts. 

2630 Volney' Wilder (David, 6 Samuel, 6 Dea. David 4 ), 
born in Lancaster ; removed with his father to 
Keene, N. H. ; is now a piano -forte -maker in 
Boston ; m. March 13, 1834, 

2699 Charlotte Page, b. March 23, 1806. Issue : 

2700 i. Helen Wilder, b. Nov. 19, 1835. 

2701 ii. Edward Wilder, b. Sept. 16, 1842 ; d. Aug. 20, 1843. 

2702 iii. Francis Wilder, b. ; d. Aug. 23, 1843. 

2703 iv. Edward Francis Wilder, b. June 5, 1845 ; m. Rebecca 

Jane . 

2632 Caleb 7 F. Wilder (David, 6 Samuel, 6 Dea. David 4 ), m. 

2704 Catharine Templeton. Issue : 

2705 i. Jane Wilder, b. May 16. 1838. 

2706 ii. Martha Wilder, b. June 25, 1840. 

2707 iii- Rodney Harkness Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1843; m. Laura 

J. Hill. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 26 1 

264:7 Sarah 7 Eliza Wilder (Abel, Abel/ Dea. David 4 ), m. 
Dec. 19, 1831, 

2708 Leonard Newcomb, M.D., of Bloomington, Wis. ; b. 

Jan. 11, 1804. Issue : 

2709 i. Charles R. Newcomb, b. Oct. 12, 1832. 

2710 ii. Amelia Newcomb, b. Jan. 21, 1840; d. March 1, 1841. 

2711 iii. Abel Wilder Newcomb, b. July 20, 1842; d. Aug. 23, 

1844. 

2618 William 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 6 Dea. David 4 ), m. 
Sept. 8, 1838, 

2712 Mara Ann Brownell, of Leroy, N. Y. ; b. July 24, 

1818. Issue : 

2713 i. Lavinia Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1840 ; d. Aug. 18, 1841. 

2714 ii. Eliza J. Wilder, b. March 6, 1843 5 m - i860, A. J. 

Corcoran. 

2715 iii. Caroline E. Wilder, b. May 20, 1844; m. Charles 

Jacobs. 

2716 iv. Frances A. Wilder, b. May 28, 1845 > m - Oscar Scott. 

2717 v. Lorenzo Wilder, b. Aug 4, 1847; d. May, 1849. 

2718 vi. Laura Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1849; m - Romaine Parker. 

2719 vii. Janette Wilder, b. April 29, 185 1 ; d. Oct. 4, 185 1. 

2720 viii. Anna J. Wilder, b. Aug. 24, 1853. 

2721 ix. Mary B. Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1854. 

2722 x. Edward E. Wilder, b. Nov. 6, 1855. 

2675 Burt Green 8 Wilder (David, 7 David, 6 David, 5 Dea. 

David 4 ), was a graduate of the Scientific and Medi- 
cal Department of Harvard College, a Surgeon in 
the Army, and is now a Professor in Cornell Univer- 
sity, at Ithaca, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 9, 1866, 

2723 Sarah Caswell Nichols, dr. Wm. Nichols, of Wo- 

burn, Mass. Issue : 

2724 i. Ruth Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1868 ; d. March 2, 1870. 

2725 ii. Mary Nichols Wilder, b. July 22, 1871. 

2726 iii. Bertha Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1874. 

2676 Edward 8 Wilder (David, 7 David, 6 David, 5 Dea 

David 4 ), m. 

2727 Marv Catharine Scott; b. May 12, 1843. Issue : 

2728 i. Mabel Scott Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1869. 



262 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2729 ii. Edward Twitchell Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1872. 

2730 iii. Walter Wilder, b. Jan. 17, 1874. 



2677 John 6 Wilder (David, 7 David, 6 David, 6 Dea. David 4 ), 
m. 1868, 

2731 Marcia Kew Webb, b. on the Isle of Wight, Aug. 15, 

1848. Issue : 

2 73 2 i. John Richards Wilder, b. Aug. 14, 1870. 

2733 ii. Alexander Wilder, b. May 30, 1873, 

2734 iii. Maria Kate Wilder, b. May 30, 1873. 

2697 Frederic Augustus 8 Wilder (Nathanael, 7 Samuel, 6 

Samuel, 5 Dea. David "), m. 

2735 Ada Clark. Issue: 

2736 i. Charles Wyman Wilder. 

2698 Francis Augustine 8 Wilder (Nathanael, 7 Samuel, 6 

Samuel, 6 Dea. David 4 ), m. Jan., 1850, 

2727 Ann Roberts. Issue: 

2728 i. William Wilder, b. 1851, of Sacramento, Cal. 

2729 ii. Osgood Wilder, b. 1853. 

2730 iii. Mary L. Wilder, b. . 

2731 iv. Francis T. Wilder, b. . 



2703 Edward Francis 8 Wilder (Volney, 7 David, 6 Samuel, 5 
Dea. David 4 ), m. 
2732 Rebecca Jane . Issue : 

2 733 i- Mary Charlotte Wilder. 

2734 ii. Helen Louisa Wilder. 

2707 Rodney Harkness 8 Wilder (Caleb 7 F., David, 6 Sam- 
uel, 6 Dea. David 4 ) m. 

2735 Laura J. Hill, of Francistown, N. H. Issue : 

2736 i. David Franklin Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 263 

FIFTEENTH LINEAGE. 

NATHANAEL, CHARLES, AND JOSHUA. 

91 Nathanael 4 Wilder (Nathanael, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thom- 
as 1 ), m. Dec. 11, 1729, 

2737 Mary Beaman. Issue : 

2738 i. Nathanael Wilder, b. May 22, 1730; m. 1st, Lydia 

Kendall ; in. 2d, Lucy Knight. 

2 739 "• Jonathan Wilder, b. 1732. 

93 Charles 4 Wilder (Nathanael, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thomas '), 
in. Feb. 13, 1738, 

2740 Martha Sawyer. They lived in Lancaster, until T744, 

when, with his father and brother Jerahmeel, he was 
in Petersham. Issue : 

2741 i. William Wilder, b. May 22, 1739. 

2742 ii. Charles Wilder, b. May 6, 1742. 

2744 iii. Sybil Wilder, b. ; m. Ezekiel Bowker. 

2745 iv. Elizabeth Wilder, b. . 

2746 v. Abigail Wilder, b. ; m. Cornelius Wilder. 

2747 vi. Caroline Wilder, b. . 

91 Joshua 4 Wilder (Nathanael, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thomas 1 ), 
a saddler by trade ; born in Lancaster. He removed 
in 1739 to Princeton, then just settled ; his daughter 
Sarah being the first child born in the town. After 
1750, probably in 1752, he removed to a farm on the 
bank of Swift River, now in the town of Ware, on 
which some of his line still live ; m. 1731, 

2748 Sarah Keyes, dr. of John Keyes, Esq., of Lancaster. 

Issue : 

2749 i. Rosina Wilder, b. July 17, 1732. 

2750 ii. Joshua Wilder, b. 1734. 

2751 iii. Abel Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1736; d. 1828. 

2752 iv. Sarah Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1739; m - Thomas Merriam, 

of Westminster. 

2 753 v - Phebe Wilder, b. 1742. 



264 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2754 vi. Solomon Wilder, b. 1744 ; m. Betsey Ballard. 
2 755 vii. Thankful Wilder, b. 1746. 

2756 viii. John Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1748; d. April 11, 1805; in. 

Mary Rice. 

2757 ix. Prudence Wilder, b. . 

2758 x. Nathanael Wilder, b. Dec, 1751 ; d. Feb , 1852, too 

years old ; m. Serena Dickinson. 

2759 x i- Damaris Wilder, b. — . 

2750 Joshua 6 Wilder (s. Joshua 4 ), m. Jnne 4, 1760, 

2760 Margery Dunster. Issue: 

2761 i. Sarah Wilder, b. March 28, 1761 ; d. 1763. 

2762 ii. Mary Wilder, b. Sept. 9, 1763; d. 1764. 

2763 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. April 16, 1765 ; m. Henry Willard. 

2764 iv. Polly Wilder, b. July 16, 1768. 

2765 v. John Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1770; d. Jan. 8, 1858; m. 

Rebecca Chamberlain. 

2766 vi. Solomon Wilder, b. Oct. n, 1772 ; d. May 16, 1832 ; 

m. Lavinia Miller. 

2767 vii. Margery Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1774. 

2768 viii. Clarissa Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1776. 

2769 ix. Joseph Wilder, b. Jan. 17, 1779. 

2770 x. Damaris Wilder, b. March 10, 1781 ; m. Samuel 

Chamberlain. 

2771 xi. Phenice Wilder, b. ; m. James Waite. 

2772 xii. Eunice Wilder, b. ; m. Simeon Duncan. 

2751 Abel 6 Wilder (s. Joshua 4 ), was a blacksmith by 

trade; owned land in Wardsboro, Vt., in 1790, and 
died in Guilford, Vt., in 1828. His wife's name not 
ascertained. Issue : 

2773 i- Joel Wilder, b. April 3, 1763; d. Aug. 27, 1836; m. 

Lydia Morse. 
2771 ii. Joseph Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1765 ; d. 1846; m. Abigail 

Partridge. 
2 775 iii- Joshua Wilder, b. 1768 ; died young. 

2776 iv. Amherst Wilder, b. 1771 ; m. Mary Preston. 

2777 v. Esther Wilder, b. . 

2751 Solomon 1 Wilder (s. Joshua 4 ), m. 

2778 Betsey Ballard. Issue: 

2779 i. Diana Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 265 

2780 ii. Alzina Wilder; m. March 24, 1811, Joshua Hall. 

2781 iii. Pliebe Wilder. 

2782 iv. Keyes Wilder, was in Dryden, N. Y. in 1816. 

2783 vi. Mahala Wilder. s 

2784 vii. Beulah Wilder. 
278c; viii. Elliott Wilder. 

2756 John 6 Wilder (s. Joshua 4 ), succeeded his father on 
Swift River, in Ware ; rh. 1778, 

2786 Mary Rice, b. 1749; d. Nov. 1, 1801. Issue: 

2787 i. Benjamin Wilder, b. Sept. 4, 1780. 

2788 ii. Keyes Wilder, b. . 

2789 iii. Rice Wilder, b. . 

2790 iv. Damaris Wilder, b. 1790. 

2758 Nathanael 6 Wilder (s. Joshua 4 ), a farmer of Wen 
dell; m. 1772, 

2791 Serena Dickinson, b. 1745. Issue : 

2792 i. Jonas B. Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1775. 

2793 ii. Keyes Wilder, b. . 

2794 iii. Abel Brown Wilder, b. — . 

2795 iv. William Wilder, b. . 

2796 v. Rosanna Wilder, b. . 

2797 vi. Daniel Wilder, b. . 



2763 Sarah" Wilder (dr. Joshua, 5 Joshua 4 ), in. 1784, 

2798 Henry Willard, of Dmnmerston, Vt. Issue : 

2799 i. Benjamin Willard, b. Sept. 11, 1787 ; d. Aug. 6, 1814. 

2800 ii. Patty Willard, b. 1790 ; d. Aug. 17, 1868 ; m. William 

Barnes. 

2801 iii. Mary Willard, b. 1793 ; m. Isaac Cutler. 

2802 iv. Margery Willard, b. 1795; m. John Whipple. 

2803 v. Eunice Willard, b. 1797; d. May 7, 1848 ; m. Josiah 

Goddard. 

2804 vi. Olive Willard, b. 1799 : d. Aug. 6, 1852 ; m. Nathanael 

Taft. 

2805 vii. Lewis Willard, b. 1802 ; d. April 3, 1863. 

2806 viii. Nancy Willard, b. 1805; d. Oct. 9, i860; m. David 

Rand. 



266 ' GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2765 John' Wilder (s. Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), of Newfane, Vt. ; 

m. 1796, 

2807 Rebecca Chamberlain. Issue : 

2808 i. Hephzibah Wilder, b. Oct., 1796. 

2809 ii. Lyman Wilder, b. June 28, 1798 ; m. Virtue Ball. 

2810 Hi. Mary Wilder, b. July 16, 1800 ; m. Franklin Cook. 

2811 iv. Ithamar Chamberlain Wilder, b. July 19, 1802 ; m. 

Marcia Miller. 

2812 v. John Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1805 ; m. Sarah Kidder. 

2813 vi. Rebecca Wilder, b. Jan. 22, 1807 ; in. Hiram Newell. 

2814 vii. Philander Wilder, b. June 20, 1809. 

2815 viii. Alfred Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 181 1 ; d. May, 1812. 

2766 Solomon" Wilder (s. Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), a farmer of 

Brattleboro, Vt. ; m. Feb. 28, 1806, 

2816 Lavinia Miller, b. March 5, 1772 ; d. April 9, 1862. 

Issue : 

2817 i. George Miller Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1807 ; d. Aug. 9, 

1811. 

2818 h. Susan Wilder, b. n ec. 2, 1808 ; d. June 18, 1861 ; m. 

Asahel Clapp. 

2819 iii. Mary Wilder, b. Feb. 3, 181 1. 

2820 iv. Joseph Wilder, b. Oct. 13, 1818 ; m. Delia Merrifield. 

2821 v. Sarah Wilder, b. April 23, 181 5. 

2822 vi. George Anson Wilder, b. May, 181 7. 

2823 vii. Marshall Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1819. 

2824 viii. Rebecca Jane Wilder, b. May 14, 1823. 

2825 ix. Russell Keyes Wilder, b. April 27, 1826; d. Aug. 31, 

1838. 

2770 Damaris 6 Wilder (dr. Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. Dec. 7, 
1797, 

2826 Samuel Chamberlain, a farmer of Chesterfield, N. Y. ; 

b. Oct. 27, 1775 ; d. March 3, 1852. Issue: 

2827 i. Joshua W. Chamberlain, b. June 28, 1799; m. Mary 

Wilder. 

2828 ii. Alanson Chamberlain, b. . May 24, 1801 ; m. Eliza 

Thompson. 

2829 iii. Josiah Chamberlain, b. Oct. 20, 1803 ; d. June 30, 

1837. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 267 

2830 iv. Alfred Chamberlain, b. Oct. 14, 1806 ; m. Emily H. 

Farr. 

2831 v. George Chamberlain, b. May 20, 1811; m. Diantha 

Thompson. 

2832 vi. Samuel Chamberlain, b. June 28, 1813 ; m. Elmira 

Thompson. 

2833 vii. Elizabeth Chamberlain, b. May 3, 1823 ; m. S. H. 

Randall. 

2771 Phenice 6 Wilder (dr. Joshua, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 1807, 

2834 James Waite, b. 1777; lived in London, Mich. 

Issue : 

2835 i. Phebe Waite, b. Sept. 8, 1808 ; d. 1812. 

2836 ii. Seth Waite, b. Jan. 19, 181 1. 

2837 iii. James Waite, b. 1815. 

2838 iv. Susanna Waite, b. 1817. 

2839 v. Mary Waite, b. May 25, 182 1. 

2840 vi. James Waite, b. March 13, 1823. 

2841 vii. Joshua Waite, b. May 20, 1826. 

2842 viii. Phebe Waite, b. May 10, 1828. 

2772 Eunice 6 Wilder (dr. Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. 

2843 Simeon Duncan, of Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

Issue : 

2844 i. Anson Duncan, b. , of Beloit, Wis. 

2845 ii. Mary Ann Duncan, b. . 

2773 Joel 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. 

2846 Lydia Morse. Issue : 

2847 i. Roswell Wilder, b. March 2, 1784; d. Jan. 12, i860; 

m. Sally Belknap. 

2848 ii. Joel Wilder, b. Sept. 30, 1785; d. Oct. 11, 1834; m. 

Anna Applebee. 

2849 iii. Tillotson Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1787 : d. Aug. 4, 1870. 

2850 iv. Leafy Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1790; d. June 9, 1817. 

2851 v. Mary Wilder, b. July 8, 1795 ; died July 21, 1842. 

2852 vi. Pardon Wilder, b. Jan. 12, 1797; d. Aug., i860. 

2853 vii. Clark Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1801. 

2854 viii. Major Wilder, b. Dec. 7, 1803 ; d. Nov. 3,. 1847. 

2855 ix. Hannah Wilder, b. Dec. 10, 1807 ; m. Lewis Pike. 



268 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2774 Joseph 6 Wilder (Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), of Wardsboro, Vt. ; 
ni. 1789, 

2856 Abigail Partridge, b. Aug. 16, 1768. Issue: 

2857 i- George W. Wilder, b. March 10, 1796; m. Clarinda 

Pratt. 

2858 ii. Zatter Wilder, b. Feb. 4, 1798. 

2859 iii- Abigail Wilder, b. Feb., 1800; hi. Colgrove. 

2860 iv. Abel Keyes Wilder, b. 1802. 

2861 v. Betsey Wilder, b. 1807 ; m. Woodward. 

2862 vi. Patty Wilder, b. i8ro; tit. Cushing. 

2863 vii. Liberty Wilder, b. Dec. 11, 1813 ; til. Artemisia Hunt. 

2776 Amherst 6 Wilder (Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), a tanner and cur- 
rier by trade; was living in Cavendish, Vt., 1796; 
removed to Ludlow, and in 1826 to Lewis, Essex 
Co., N. Y. ; m. 1794, 

2864 Mary Preston, of Newfane, Vt. Issue : 

2865 i. Chloe Wilder, b. Dec. n, 1795 ; d. April 12, 1849 I m - 

James Beard. 

2866 ii. Mary Wilder, b. May 23, 1798; d. July 3, 1839; m. 

Lewis Persons. 

2867 iii. Nancy Wilder, b. Nov. 21, 1801 ; m. Simeon Burbank. 

2868 iv. Alanson Wilder, b. Dec. 26, 1804 ; m. Eveline Hol- 

comb. 

2787 Benjamin 6 Wilder (John, 5 Joshua 4 ), succeeded his 
father on the old homestead at Swift River, Ware. 
In 1838, he removed to Richfield Springs, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., where he was killed by being thrown from 
a wagon ; m. 1802, 

2869 Julia Macintosh, b. July 31, 1784; d. Sept., 1862. 

Issue : 

2870 i. Hyrum Wilder, b. Aug. n, 1803 ; m. Sarah Page. 

2871 ii. John Wilder, b. May 1, 1806; d. March 11, 1869; m. 

Louisa Needham. 

2872 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. Dec. 15, 1808 ; d. July 20, 1848. 

2873 iv. Mary Wilder, b. 1814 ; d. 1815. 

2874 v. Mary R. Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1815; d. March 29, 1825. 

2875 vi. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1817 ; hi. Warren Needham. 

2876 vii. Charlotte Wilder, b. Jan. 12, 1820; d. April 4, 1845 ; 

ni. Lowell Randall. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 269 

i'877 viii. Benjamin Wilder, b. Dec. 3, 1823 ; ni. Lucy Freeman. 

2878 ix. George Wilder, b. June 24, 1826; m. Ann Black. 

2792 Jonas 6 B. Wilder (Nathanael, 5 Joshua 4 ), wife not 
known. Issue : 

2879 i. Wilson Marsden Wilder, b. Oct. 5, 1803. 

2880 ii. Abel West Wilder, b. June 12, 1807. 

2881 iii. Josephus Wilder, b. March 11, 1809. 

2882 iv. Jonas Wilder, b. Oct. 7, 18 13. 

2795 William 6 Wilder (Nathanael, 6 Joshua 4 ); could not 
learn wife's name. Issue : 

2882 i. Joshua Wilder, b. . 

2883 ii. Lewis Wilder, b. . 

2884 iii. Rosina Wilder, b. . 

2809 Lyman 7 Wilder (John, 6 Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), a manu- 

facturer of machinery in Hoosick Falls; in. 1st, 
1829, 

2885 1 Virtue Ball, b. March 5, 1811 ; d. Feb. t8, 1850; m. 

2d, 1852, 

2886 2 Catharine E. Haswell, b. May 18, 1817. Issue: 

2887 i. Jonathan Ball Wilder, b. Dec. 6, 1829; d. Jan. 6, 1839. 

2888 ii. Lyman Chamberlain Wilder, b. May 16, 1832. 

2889 iii- Martha Louisa Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1737 ; m. Edward 

Clark. 

2890 iv. John James Wilder, b. June 10, 1839 ; in. Maria 

Remick. 

2891 v. Philander Newton Wilder, b. Jan. 6, 1841 ; m. Emma 

S. Hastings. 

2892 vi. Willard Haswell Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1853 > &• J u ty 3 l i 

1856. 

2893 vii. Elizabeth H. Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1854 ; d. May 5, 

1858. 

2894 viii. Charles Ten-Broeck Wilder, b. 26, 1856; d. May, 

1857. 

2810 Mary 7 Wilder (John, 6 Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. 1825, 

2895 Franklin Cook.. Issue : 

2896 i. Myrick Cook, b. Sept. 19, 1826. 

2897 ii. Eliza Cook, b. Aug. 4, 1828. 



270 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2811 Ithamer Chamberlain 1 Wilder , (John, 6 Joshua 6 

Joshua 4 ), born in Brattleboro ; settled as a farmer in 
Dummerston, Vt. ; m. 

2898 Marcia Miller. Issue : 

2899 i. Eliza Wilder ; m. Robert Arthur. 

2812 John 7 Wilder (John, 6 Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ), of Newfane, 

Vt. ; m. 1833. 

2900 Sarah Kidder. Issue : 

2901 i. Pascal Philander Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1835 ; d. March 

15, 1836. 

2902 ii. Abbott Pierson Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1838 ; in. Adele N. 

Brown. 

2903 iii. Sarah Corbin Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1839; d. Jan. 12, 

1857. 

2904 iv. Theodore S. Wilder, b. April 16, T841 ; d. Dec. 6,. 1846. 

2905 v. Sedgewick Porter Wilder, b. May 28, 1847 ; a graduate 

of Beloit College, Wisconsin, and Yale Theological 
Seminary ; pastor of a Congregational church, Bran- 
don, Vt. 

2906 vi. Alberoni K. Wilder, b. April 4, 185 1 ; d. 185 1. 

2813 Rebecca 7 Wilder (John, 6 Joshua, 6 Joshua 4 ) m. 1827, 

2907 Hiram Newell. Issue : 

2903 i. Philip Newell. 

2904 ii. Amanda Newell. 

2905 iii. Russell Newell. 

2906 iv. Pascal Newell. 
2007 v. Elizabeth Newell. 

2818 Susan 7 Wilder (dr. Solomon, 6 Joshua,* Joshua 4 ), m. 
April 20, 1843, 

2908 Asahel Clapp. Issue : 

2909 i. George H. Clapp. 

2910 ii. Arthur Brainard Clapp. 

2820 Joseph 7 Wilder (Solomon, 8 Joshua, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 
Dec. 6, 1853, 

291 1 Delia Merrifield, of Newfane. Issue: 

2912 i. Julia V. Wilder, b. Nov., 1854. 

2913 ii. Emma Lewis Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1858. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 27 1 

2914 iii. Ella Louisa Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1861 ; d. June 8, 1863. 

2915 iv. Jane Ellen Wilder, b. July 4, 1863. 

28-17 Roswell 7 Wilder (Joel, 6 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), born in 
Newfane, Vt., lived in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.j died 
in Aurora, Kane Co., 111. ; m. 

2916 Sally Belknap; Issue : 

2917 i. Caroline Wilder, b. . 

2918 ii. Charlotte Wilder b. . 

2919 iii. Emeline Wilder, b. . 

2920 iv. Bethia Wilder, b. . 

2848 Joel 'Wilder (Joel, 6 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), born in Little- 
ton, N. H. ; removed to Somerville, N. Y. ; m. about 
1830, 

2921 1 Anna Applebee, of Littleton, N. H. ; m. 2d, 

2922 2 Rachel Washburne. Issue : 

2923 i. Luke Wilder, b. ; in. Mary Sawin. 

292i ii. Warren Wilder, b. ; m. Cynthia Richards. 

2925 iii. Jane Wilder, b. . 

2926 iv. Eliza Wilder, b. . 

2927 v. Anna Wilder, b. . 

2928 vi. George Washington Wilder, b. . 

2929 vii. Joel Wilder, b. . 

2930 viii. Roswell Wilder, b. . 

2931 ix. Susan Wilder, b. . 



2853 Clark ' Wilder (Joel, 6 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ) born in Little- 
ton, N. H. ; removed with his father to Somerville, 
N. Y. ; then, in 1837, to Aurora, Kane Co., 111. ; m. 
183L 

2932 Hannah Lord. Issue : 

2933 i. George Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 1833; rn - Ammittee Perry. 

2934 ii. Burt S. Wilder, b. July 26, 1835. 

2935 iii. Mary Wilder, b. March 3, 1837. 

2936 iv. Joel Wilder, b. Oct. 11, 1838 ; d. Sept. 24, 1839. 

2937 v. Emeline Wilder, b. March 29, 1840. 

2938 vi. Wallace W. Wilder, b. Oct. 21, 1841 j d. March t6, 

1865, a prisoner, of war. 

2939 vii. Lewis Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1843. 



272 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2940 viii. Joel Wilder, b. May 7, 1846, 

2941 ix. Amelia Wilder, b. May 24, 1848 ; d. Oct. 4, 1849. 

2942 x. Francis C. Wilder, b. May 28, 1850 ; d. Oct. 10, 1862. 

2857 George W. 7 Wilder (s. Joseph, 6 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), a 
blacksmith of Wardsboro, Vt. ; m. Dec. 11, 1820, 

2943 Clarinda Pratt, b. Aug. n, 1802, of Stratton, Vt. 

Issue : 

2944 i. Joseph P. Wilder, b. Oct. 29, 182 1 ; m. 1849, Ann S. 

'Hale. 

2945 ii. Mary L. Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1824 ; m, April 15, 1847, 

Charles S. Fletcher. 

2946 iii. Titus P. Wilder, b. May 15, 1826 , d. Dec. 18, 1841. 

2947 iv. Martha A. Wilder, b. June 7, 1828 ; m. James P. Derry. 

2948 v. Wealthy P. Wilder, b. Oct. 18, 1830 ; m. B. F. Eddy. 

2949 vi. Paxton G. Wilder, b. April 26, 1833 ; m. Martha 

Smith. 

2950 vii. Charlotte E. Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 1835 ; m. S. S. 

Phillips. 

2951 viii. George Wilder, b. May 16, 1838; m. Mary E. Smith. 

2952 ix. Henry N. Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1840 ; m. Anna Forbush. 

2863 Liberty 7 Wilder (s. Joseph, 8 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), inn. 
keeper, Wilmington, Vt. ; m. Oct. 10, 1838, 

2953 Artemisia Hunt, b. March 16, 181 7; d. Aug. 13, 

1875. Issue : 

2954 i. Imogene Judith Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1847 j m. J. Henry 

Kidder. 

2865 Chloe 7 Wilder (Amherst, 6 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), in. 

Aug. 30, 182 1, 

2955 James Beard, b. Jan. 3, 1791. Issue : 

2956 i. Alanson Wilder Beard, b. Dec. 6, 1823; d. Sept. 18, 

1824. 

2957 ii. Alanson W. Beard, b. Aug., 1825. 

2958 iii. Maria Margaret Beard, b. July 31, 1830 ; m. Isaac 

Taggart. 

2866 Mary 7 Wilder (dr. Amherst, 6 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. 

Jan. 23, 1823, 

2959 Lewis Persons. Issue : 

2960 i. Mary Wilder Persons, b. May 23, 1826 ; in. James E. 

Griffin. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 273 

2961 ii. Laura Louisa Persons, b. June 22, 1829 ; m. M. Ball, 

Esq. 

2962 iii. William N. Persons, b. April 10, 183 1 ; d. Oct. 31, 

1854. 

2867 Nancy 7 Wilder (dr. Amherst, 8 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 

Jan. 26, 1820, 

2963 Simeon Burbank, of Ludlow, Vt. Issue : 

2964 i. James C. Burbank, b. Jan. 20, 1822 ; d. June 12, 

1876. 

2965 ii. Mary Wilder Burbank, b. Nov. 5, 1824. 

2966 iii. George Sullivan Burbank, b. Nov. 3, 1826. 

2967 iv. Helen M. Burbank, b. Jan. 8, 1830 ; m. Eliab L. 

Whiting. 

2968 v. Caroline N. Burbank, b. April 16, 1833. 

2969 vi. Henry Clay Burbank, b. May 4, 1835 ; m. Mary C. 

Mitchell. 

2970 vii. Bertha Louisa Burbank, b. Dec. 9, 1837; m. Andrew 

J. Whitney. 

2971 viii. Loretta A. Burbank, b. Sept. 12, 1840; m. Cyrus G. 

Wykoff. 

2971 ix. Eveline Gertrude Burbank, b. Oct. 30, 1844 ; m. Henry 

P. Upham. 

2868 Alanson 7 Wilder (s. Amherst, 6 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 

2972 Eveline Holcomb. Issue : 

2973 i. Amherst H. Wilder, b. July 7, 1827 ; m. Frances 

Spencer. 

2974 ii. Helen Maria Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1830 ; m. Col. John 

L. Merriam. 

2870 Hyrum 7 Wilder (s. Benjamin, 6 John, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 
1828, 

2975 Sarah Page, b. ; d. Dec, 1877. Issue : 

2976 i. Mary R. Wilder, b. 1830. 

2977 ii. Waldo Hyrum Wilder, b. 1832. 

2978 iii. William P. Wilder, b. 1834. 

2875 Elizabeth 7 Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 6 John, 5 Joshua *), 
m. 1837, 

19 



274 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

2979 Warren Needham, of Wales, Mass.; b. April 13, 

1813. Issue; 

2980 i. Warren Eugene Needham, b. June 15, 1839; m. Mary 

L. Hopkins. 

2981 ii. Watson Wilder Needham, b. May 21, 1841 ; m. Susan 

R. Young. 

2982 iii. Carlos Delano Needham, b. Sept. 9, 1843 ; m. Helen 

Gardner. 

2983 iv. Helen Elizabeth Needham, b. March 25, 1845 ; in. 

George B. Clark. 

2984 v. Ernest Tudor Needham, b. Sept. 25, 1847 ; d. June 1, 

1857. 

2985 vi. Emma Josephine Needham, b. Oct. 15, 1851 ; m. 

Edward Hard. 

2986 vii. Albert Chandler Needham, b. Dec. 8, 1854. 

2987 viii. Henry W. Needham, b. Feb. 13, 1859. 

2876 Charlotte 7 Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 6 John, 6 Joshua 4 ), 
m. Feb. 10, 1837, 

2988 Lowell Randall. Issue : 

2989 i. Charlotte Randall, b. May, 1844. 

2990 ii. Delia Randall, b. Sept., 1846. 

2879 Wilson Marsden 7 Wilder (s. Jonas B., 6 Nathanael, 5 

Joshua 4 ). 
Wife not known. Issue : 

2991 i. William Wilder. 

2992 ii. Orpha Wilder. 

2993 iii. Augustine Wilder. 

2880 Abel West 7 Wilder (s. Jonas B., 6 Nathanael, 5 

Joshua 4 ). 

2994 Wife not known. Issue : 

2995 i. Lorenzo Wilder. 

2996 ii. Emma Wilder. 

2881 Josephus 7 Wilder, (s. Jonas B., 6 Nathanael, 6 Joshua 4 ), 

m. 

2997 Clara Louisa Hastings. Issue : 

2998 i. Lucy Rebecca Wilder. 

2999 ii. Lydia L. Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 275 

3000 iii. De Wilton Jonas Wilder. 

3001 iv. Milo West Wilder. 

3002 v. Edward Wilder. 

3003 vi. Edwin Wilder. 

2882 Jonas 7 Wilder (s. Jonas B., fi Nathanael, 5 Joshua 4 ), 

3004 Wife unknown. Issue : 

3005 i. Frederic Woods Wilder. 

3006 ii. Arthur Bricket Wilder. 

2889 Martha Louisa e Wilder (dr. Lyman, 7 John, 8 Joshua, 6 

Joshua 4 ), ni. 

3007 Edward Clark. Issue : 

3008 i. Edward Clark. 

3009 ii. Junius Clark. 

2890 John James 8 Wilder (s. Lyman, 7 John, Joshua, 6 

Joshua 4 ), m. Oct. 27, 1861, 

3010 Maria Remick. Issue : 

301 1 i. Lyman R. Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1866. 

3012 ii. Maria Lydia Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 1869. 

3013 iii. John Archer Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1871. 

3014 iv. Charles Newton Wilder, b. Aug. 27, 1873. 

2891 Philander Newton Wilder (s. Lyman. John, Joshua, 

Joshua), m. 1868, 

3015 Emma S. Hastings. Issue : 

3016 i. Martha V. Wilder, b. March 1, 1871. 

3017 ii. Mary Emeline Wilder, b. July 9, 1873. 

3018 iii. Edward Lyman Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1875. 

2902 Abbott Pierson 8 Wilder (s. John, 7 John, 6 Joshua," 
Joshua 4 ), m. 1862, 

3019 Adele N. Brown. Issue: 

3020 i. Ethel May Wilder. 

2923 Luke 8 Wilder (s. Joel, 7 Joel, 6 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), m. 

3021 Mary Sawin. Issue : 

3022 i. Joel Wilder. 



276 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3023 ii. Albert Wilder. 

3024 iii. Maria Wilder. 

2924 Warren 8 Wilder (s. Joel/ Joel, 6 Abel, 5 Joshua 4 ), m. 

3025 Cynthia Richards. Issue : 

3026 i. Frank Wilder. 

3027 ii. Jesse Wilder. 

3028 iii. Martha Wilder. 

2933 George 8 Wilder (s. Clark,' Joel, 6 Abel, 6 Joshua 4 ), 
m. Oct. 5, 1858, 

3029 Ammittee Perry. Issue : 

3030 i. Perry Wilder, b. July 6, 1859. 

3031 ii. Charlotte Wilder, b. Nov. 12, i860. 

3032 iii. Grant Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1863. 

3033 iv. Wayne Wilder, b. Sept. 10, 1865. 

3034 v. Wallace Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1868. 

3035 vi. Francis Wilder, b. 1870 ; d. 1872. 

3036 vii. Almira Wilder, b. March 15, 1874. 

2971 Eveline Gertrude Burbank (dr. Nancy Wilder and 
Simeon Burbank), m. Sept. 23, 1868, 

3037 Henry P. Upham, a banker of St. Paul's, Minn. 

Issue : 

3038 i. Gertrude Upham, b. Oct. 1, 1870. 

3039 ii. Grace Upham, b. Dec. 31, 1874. 

2973 Amherst H. 8 Wilder (s. Alanson, 7 Amherst, 6 Abel, 6 
Joshua 4 ), m. Sept. 18, i860, 

3040 Frances Ann Spencer, dr. John C. Spencer, Esq., of 

Utica, N. Y. Issue : 

3041 i. Cornelia D. Wilder, b. June 24, 1865. 



SIXTEENTH LINEAGE. 

BEZALEEL WILDER. 



95 Bezaleel 4 Wilder (s. Nathanael, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thom- 
as '), born in Lancaster j settled in Shutesbury, in 
what is now Wendell, Mass. We have no knowl- 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 277 

edge of his wife, or the time of his marriage. We 
learn that he bought a tract of land, which he 
divided equally with his three children, and with 
them he lived, and died at a good old age. These 
children were : 

3042 i. Bezaleel Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1751 ; d. Oct. 10, 1828 ; 

m. Sarah Adams. 

3043 ii. Nathanael Wilder, b. 1752; d. 1827; m. Anna 

Johnson. 

3044 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1757; d. April 8, 1837; m. John 

Ross. 

3042 Bezaleel 5 Wilder (s. Bezaleel, 4 Nathanael, 3 Nathan- 
ael, 3 Thomas 1 ), a farmer of Wendell, Mass.; m. 

1785, 

3045 Sarah Adams, b. 1760; d. Jan. 8, 1840. Issue : 

3046 i. Betsey Wilder, b. Oct. 25, 1786 ; d. 1861 ; m. Wilder 

Johnson. 

3047 ii. Charles Wilder, b. March 23, 1788; d. April 24, 1864; 

m. Nancy Lawrence. 

3048 iii. Levi Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1790; d. June 24, 1850; in. 

Sarah Pierce. 

3049 iv. Hannah Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1793; m. Alexander Zuill. 

3050 v. Nathan A. Wilder, b. March 7, 1795 ; d. Jan. 10, 1863; 

m. Nancy Dickinson. 

3051 vi. Lucinda Wilder, b. May 2, 1799 ; m. Seneca Johnson. 

3052 vii. Sally Wilder, b. May, 1803 ; m. Job Pierce. 

3043 Nathanael s Wilder (Bezaleel 4 ), a farmer of Wen- 

dell, Mass. ; m. 

3053 Anna Johnson ; d. Oct., 1823. Issue : 

3054 i. Joseph Wilder, b. June, 1787. 

3055 ii. Nathanael Wilder, b. 1789; m.^Sally Hale. 

3056 iii. Bezaleel Wilder, b. 1791 ; d. 1809. 

3057 iv. Abigail Wilder, b. 1793. 

3044 Elizabeth Wilder (dr. of Bezaleel, of Wendell, Mas?., 

m. 

3058 John Ross, a farmer. Issue : 

3059 i. Charles Ross, b. ; d. 1863; m. Huldah Mon- 

tague. 



278 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3060 ii. Nathanael Ross, b. 1784; d. 1857. 

3061 iii. Betsey Ross, b. Feb. 23, 1785; d. Oct. 15, 1850. 

3062 iv. Lydia Ross, b. ; d. 1842; m. Jonathan Ross. 

3016 Betsey" Wilder (dr. Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), m. 1818, 

3063 Wilder Johnson, of Maine. Issue : 

3064 i. Sarah Johnson. 

3065 ii. Levi Johnson. 

3066 iii. Joseph Johnson. 

3067 iv. Hannah Johnson. 

3047 Charles 6 Wilder (Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), m. Feb. 15, 

1810, 

3068 Nancy Lawrence, b. May 10, 1784; d. April 12, 

1832. Issue : 

3069 i. Mary Ann Wilder, b. May 17, 181 1 ; no. William 

Pingree. 

3070 ii. Nancy Bent Wilder, b. Aug. 31, 1818; m. Samuel J. 

Brown. 

3071 iii. Sarah Lucinda Wilder, b. May 30, 1824; m. John Van 

Valkenburg. 

3072 iv. Charles A. Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1828 ; d. March 8, 1829. 

3073 v. Charles M. Wilder, b. May 20, 18—; m. Alice B. 

Locke. 

3048 Levi 6 Wilder (Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), a shoemaker, of 

Wendell ; m. Dec. 6, 182 1, 

3074 Sarah Pierce, b. June 1, 1793. Issue : 

3075 i. Nathan Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1823 ; m. Ellen Strong. 

3076 ii. Lucinda Wilder, b. Dec. 12, 1824 ; m. Albert Montague. 

3077 iii. Mary Wilder, b. April 4, 1827 ; d. May 25, 1827. 

3078 iv. Mary Wilder, b. April 6, 1828. 

3079 v. Lyman Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1830 ; m. Lucy Butler. 

3080 vi. Alden Wilder, b. Aug. 30, 1833 ; m. Jane E. Woodbury. 

3081 vii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Jan., 1836: m. Dwight Maynard. 

3082 viii. Caroline Wilder, b. March 16, 1839 5 m - Merrick Mon- 

tague. 

3083 ix. Harvey Wilder, b. May 22, 1842 ; m. Isabel Shaw. 

3049 Hannah 6 Wilder (Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), m. Feb. 14, 

T814, 

3084 Alexander Zuill. Issue : 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 279 

3085 i. Sarah Zuill, b. Feb. 19, 1815. 

3086 ii. Sophronia Zuill, b. Feb. 13, 1817; d. April 21, 1849. 

3087 iii. Lucinda Zuill, b. July 31, 1819; m. John B. Holmes. 

3088 iv. Hannah Zuill, b. May 28, 182 1. 

3089 v. Alexander Zuill, b. July 20, 1823 ; m. Seba Bromley. 

3090 vi. Dorcas Zuill, b. July 10, 1825 ; d. Aug. 5, 1830. 

3091 vii. Eliza Zuill, b. July 17, 1828; d. July 13, 1833. 

3092 viii. Nathan Zuill, b. P'eb. 12, 1831 ; d. Nov. 12, 1879. 

3093 ix. Philena Zuill, b. Sept. 22, 1833; d. Oct. 6, 1844. 

3094 x. John Zuill, b. Aug. 2, 1835 ; d. Nov. 14, 1849. 

3095 xi. Caroline Zuill, b. March 10, 1838. 

3050 Nathan 6 Adams Wilder (Bezaleel, 6 Bezaleel 4 ), a 

saddler of Chesterfield, Mass. ; m. Jan. 3, 1819, 

3096 Nancy Dickinson, d. 1870. Issue : 

3097 i. Roswell Wilder, b. July 11, 182 1 ; m. Elizabeth J. 

Shaw. 

3098 ii. Eliza J. Wilder, b. Oct. 30, 1822 ; in. Edward Safford. 

3099 iii. Baxter Wilder, b. 1824 ; 111. 1st, Louisa J. Torry ; m. 

2d, Rachel Lyman. 

3051 Lucinda 6 Wilder (Bezaleel, 6 Bezaleel 4 ), m. Oct., 

1826, 

3100 Seneca Johnson, d. 1854. Issue : 

3101 i. Seneca Johnson, b. Aug., 1827; d. 1829. 

3102 ii. Richard M. Johnson, b. 1833. 

3103 iii. Joseph Warren Johnson, b. 1836; d. 1838; m. Laura 

Chase. 

3104 iv. Charles Adams Johnson, b. 1837. 

3105 v. Charles Kendal Johnson, b. 1839 ; died in the army. 

3052 Sally 6 Wilder (Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), m. Aug., 1826, 

3106 Job Pierce, a farmer of Shutesbury, Mass. Issue: 

3107 i. Adaline Pierce, b. Aug., 1827 ; d. 1868 ; m. Henry 

Pierce. 

3108 ii. Caroline Pierce, b. 1829 ; d. 1838. 

3109 iii. Orrilla Pierce, b. Dec. 12, 1835 ; m. 1869, Henry Pierce. 

3110 iv. Arvilla Pierce, b. Jan. 18, 1837; d. June to, 1857. 

31 1 1 v. Sarah Jane Pierce, b. March 13, 1840. 



280 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3055 Nathanael Wilder, m. 

31 12 Sally Hale. Issue: 

3113 i. Samantha Wilder, b. June, 1824; in. 1859, Marcus W. 

Price. 

3059 Charles Ross, s. John and Elizabeth (Wilder) Ross, 
m. 

3114 Huldah Montague, of Wendell ; d. 1847. Issue: 

3115 i. John Wilder Ross, b. 1813; in. Sarah Partridge. 

3062 Lydia Ross, dr. John and Elizabeth (Wilder) Ross, m. 
Jonathan Ross. Issue : 

31 16 i. Alonzo Ross, b. May, 1837. 

31 1 7 ii. Serena Ross, b. Feb., 1842. 

3069 Mary Ann 'Wilder (dr. Charles, 6 Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), 
m. March 15, 1839, 

31 18 William Pingree, b. Aug. 1, 1806 ; a farmer of Spring- 

ville, N. Y. Issue : 

3119 i. William Henry Harrison Pingree, b. June 5, 1840; 

m. Josephine E. Wells. 

3120 ii. Charles Wilder Pingree, b. March n, 1843; m - Sarah 

Ann King. 

3071 Sarah Lucinda 7 Wilder (dr. Charles, 6 Bezaleel, 5 Be- 
zaleel 4 ), m. Dec. 24, 1840, 

31 21 John Van Valkenburg, b. Dec. 21, 1819; a mer- 

chant. Issue : 

: 

3122 i. Nancy Emily Van Valkenburg, b. April 19, 1844; m. 

George P. Webster. 

3123 ii- Mary Josephine Van Valkenburg, b. ; m. Augus- 

tus Gleason. 

3073 Charles Messenger 7 Wilder (Charles, 6 Bezaleel, 5 
Bezaleel 4 ), m. July 19, 1846, 

3124 Alice Brittany Locke, b. April 13, 1826. Issue : 

3125 i. Caroline M. Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1848. 

3126 ii. Rinaldo D. F. Wilder, b. , 1850. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 28 1 

3076 Lucinda 7 Wilder (Levi, 6 Bezaleel, 6 Bezaleel 4 ), m. 
April 18, 1849, 

3127 Albert Montague. Issue: 

3128 i. Abigail Tabitha Montague, b. Nov. 8, 1852. 

3129 ii. Emma Lucinda Montague, b. Oct. 12, 1857. 

3130 iii. Frank Fayette Montague, b. Feb. 27, 1862. 

3080 Alden 7 Wilder (Levi/ Bezaleel, 5 Bezaleel 4 ), m. June 
28, 1869, 

3 13 1 Jane E. Woodbury. Issue : 

3132 i. Francis Alden Wilder, b. Nov. n, 1870. 

3133 ii. Henry Jason Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1873. 

3082 Caroline 7 Wilder (dr. Levi, 6 Bezaleel, 6 Bezaleel 4 ), 
m. Jan. n, i860, 

3134 Merrick Montague, d. Nov. 28, 1866. Issue : 

3135 i. Sarah Lucinda Montague, b. Jan. 10, 1866. 

3099 Baxter Wilder (Nathan A., Bezaleel, Bezaleel), 
m. 1 st, 

3136 1 Louisa J. Torry, d. Oct. 2, 1858; m. 2d, 

3137 2 Rachel Lyman, of Hadley, Mass. Issue: 

3138 i. George'Edmund Wilder, b. July, 1856. 

3139 ii. Ellen Louisa Wilder, b. Sept. 2, 1858. 

3107 Adaline Pierce, dr. Job and Sally (Wilder) Pierce, m. 

3140 Henry Pierce. Issue: 

3141 i. Julia A. Pierce, b. Oct. 8, T846 ; d. 1870; m. Austin 

E. Miller. 

3142 ii. Myra E. Pierce, b. Feb. 5, 1849 ; d. Sept. 22, 1853. 

3143 iii. Sarah S. Pierce, b. June 23, 185 1. 

3109 Orrilla Pierce, sister of Adaline, m. Dec. 18, 1869, 
3140 Henry Pierce.' Issue: 

3145 i. Jane A. Pierce, b. Nov. 8, 187 1. 

3146 ii. Mabel G. Pierce, b. Aug. 6, 1874. 

3147 iii. Caroline M. Pierce, b. May 11, 1876. 



282 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3115 John Wilder Ross, s. John and Elizabeth (Wilder) 
Ross, m. June, 1842, 

3148 Sarah Partridge ; d. 1865. Issue : 

3149 i. Charlotte Eliza Ross, b. Dec. 2, 1844. 

3150 ii. Charles Francis Ross, b. April, 1848. 

3151 iii. Hannah Jane Ross, b. June, 1850; m. Sibley. 

3119 William H. H. Pingree, s. William and Mary Ann 

(Wilder) Pingree, m. 1861, 

3152 Josephine E. Wells, b. Sept. 3, 1841. Issue : 

3153 i. Clara Estella Pingree, b. May 3, 1863. 

3154 ii. Mary Elizabeth Pingree, b. Feb. 5, 1868. 

3155 iii. William Pingree, b. July 3, 1870; d. Aug. 21, 1870. 

3156 iv. Leah H. Pingree, b. Dec. 20, 1874. 

3120 Charles Wilder Pingree, brother of 31 19 ; 111. 1866, 

3157 Sarah Ann King, b. Sept. 7, 1846. Issue : 

3158 i. Adelbert L. Pingree, b. Feb. 3, 1867. 

3159 ii. Francis Charles Pingree, b. Aug. 17, 1873 > d- 1877. 

3122 Nancy Emily Van Valkenburg, dr. John and Sarah 
Lucinda (Wilder) Van Valkenburg, m. 1st, 
George P. Webster, b. 1842 ; d. 1865 ; m. 2d, 1866, 
Robert H. Pingree, b. 1842 ; a fanner of Sheridan, 
Chautauque Co., N. Y. Issue : 

Lyman L. Webster, b. 1864. 

Royal R. Pingree, b. . 

iii. Arthur Pingree, b. . 

iv. Sarah Pingree, b. . 



3160 


1 


3161 


2 


3162 


i. 


3 l6 3 


h. 


3 l6 4 


111. 


3165 


IV. 



3123 Mary Josephine Van Valkenburg, sister of 3122, m. 

3166 Augustus Gleason. Issue ■ 

3167 i. George Gleason, b. -. 

3168 ii. Etta Gleason, b. . 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 283 

SEVENTEENTH LINEAGE. 

AHOLIAB WILDER. 

96 Aholiab 4 Wilder (Nathanael, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thomas '). 

There is a church record in Northampton that states 

that, " Catharine, daughter of Catharine and Aholiab 

Wilder, was baptized in 1741," which is all that we can 

learn of his wife ; m. 

3169 Catharine Issue : 

3170 i. Catharine Wilder, b. 1741. 

31 71 ii. Aholiab Wilder, b. 1743. 

3172 ui- Daniel Witherby Wilder, b. 1746; d. 1833; m. Elizabeth 

Barnard. 

3173 iv. Samuel Wilder, b. May 20, 1752 ; m. Rebecca Nims. 

3174 v. Joshua Wilder, b. March 4, 1754; m. Lois Howes. 

3172 Daniel 5 Witherby Wilder (Aholiab 4 ), a farmer of 
Shelburn, Mass. ; afterward of Waitsfield, Vt. ; m. 
1770, 

3175 Elizabeth Barnard, of Shutesbury, Mass. Issue: 

3176 i. Daniel Wilder, b. June 21, 1771 ; d. July 3, 1854; m. 

Persis Chandler. 

3177 ii. Levi Wilder, b. Aug. 24, 1772; d. June 3,1855; m. 

Lavinia Skinner. 

3178 Hi. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Nov. 21, 1774; d. Sept. 27, 

1 85 1 ; m. Josiah Dole. 

3179 iv. Catharine Wilder, b. April 13, 1777 ; m. Moses Dole. 

3180 v. Enos Wilder, b. April 21, 1779; d. June 9, 1810; m. 

Lavinia Nims. 

3181 vi. Electa Wilder, b. April 10, 1781 ; d. Dec. 4, 1848. 

3182 vii. Asa Wilder, b. May 9, 1783; d. May 1, i860; m. 

Philena Eoster. 

3183 viii. Lucy Wilder, b. May 18, 1785 ; m. William Sherman. 

3184 ix. Paulina Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1787; d. Aug. 3, 1869; m. 

Erastus Allen. 

3185 x. Erancis Wilder, b. Jan. 12, 1791 ; d. April 27, 1839; 

m. Betsey Joscelyn. 



284 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3173 Samuel 6 Wilder (Aholiab*), a farmer of Conway, 

Mass. ; m. 1772, 

3186 Rebecca Nims, b. Aug. 30, 1757. Issue: 

3187 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. Feb. 12, 1773 ; d. May 26, 1775. 

3188 ii. Erastus Wilder, b. May 5, 1775. 

3189 iii. Clarissa Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1777. 

3190 iv. Rebecca Wilder, b. March 13, 1779. 

3191 v. Samuel Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1781 ; d. Oct, 25, 1785. 

3192 vi. Mercy Wilder, b. Sept. 21, 1783 ; d. Jan. 1, 1796. 

3193 vii. Polly Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1785 ; d. 1812. 

3194 viii. Consider Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1787 ; d. July 17, 1817. 

3195 ix. Israel Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1789; d. Nov. 21, 1875; »»• 

Mary Childs. 

3196 x. Electa Wilder, b. April 4, 1792 ; d. Nov. 20, 1873. 

3197 xi. Philinda Wilder, b. July 30, 1795. 

3198 xii. Samuel Wilder, b. July 25, 1797 ; m. Sally Merrell. 

3199 xiii. Joshua Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1799; m. Lavinia Long. 

3174 Joshua 6 Wilder (Aholiab-*), b. Shutesbury, Mass.; 

settled in Dummerston, Vt. ; m. Sept., 1781, 

3200 Lois Howes. Issue : 

3201 i. Anna Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1782. 

3202 ii. Betsey Wilder, b. March 28, 1783. 

3203 iii. Nat Wilder, b. July 9, 1784. 

3204 iv. Dan. Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1786 ; d. March 29, 1815 ; m. 

Joanna Bemis. 

3205 v. Nabby Wilder, b. April 14, 1787. 

3206 vi. Clarissa Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1789. 

3207 vii. Nixon Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1791. 

3208 viii. Lindall Wilder, b. Jan. 14, 1793. 

3209 ix. Ruth Wilder, b. March 1, 1795. 

3210 x. Samuel Wilder, b. Dec. 1, 1796. 

32 1 1 xi. Daniel Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1798. 

3212 xii. Columbia Wilder, b. April 14, 1800. 

3213 xiii. Jefferson Wilder, b. March 19, 1802. 

3176 Daniel 8 Wilder (Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), a carpenter 
of Burlington, Vt. ; m. 1796, 

3214 Persis Chandler, of Shelburn. Issue: 

3215 i. Emily Wilder, b. Oct. 9, 1797 ; d. Feb., 1846 ; m. Gilbert 

Selleck. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 285 

3216 ii. Persis Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1799. 

3217 iii. John Chandler Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1803; m. Edna S. 

Smith. 

3218 iv. Harris B. Wilder, b. Aug. 11, 1805 ; m. Phebe High. 

3219 v. Caroline Wilder, b. May 30, 1807 ; m. Rev. Theron 

Baldwin. 

3177 Levi ' Wilder (Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), m. 1st, Sept., 

1 801, 

3220 1 Lavinia Skinner, d. Sept., 181 1 ; m. 2d, 18 13, 

3221 2 Clarissa Skinner, d. Feb., 1817; m. 3d, 1820, 

3222 3 Bernice Bates, d. Feb. 5, 1855. Issue : 

3223 i. Pomona Wilder, b. Jane 21, 1802 ; d. Jan., 1841 ; m. 

Rev. William Dabney. 

3224 ii. Mellona Wilder, b. Oct. 30, 1803 ; m. Timothy Jos- 

celyn. 

3225 iii. Jared S. Wilder, b. Nov. 14, 1807 ; d. Dec. 20, 1849 ; 

m. Ascenath Fitts. 

3226 iv. Abigail N. Wilder, b. June 13, 1810 ; d. April 18, 1858; 

m. William Joscelyn. 

3227 v. Pamela C. Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1813 ; d. July, 1850; 

m. Amariah Joscelyn. 

3228 vi. Fidelia A. Wilder, b. Feb. 18, 182 1; m. Lucius 

Parmelee. 

3229 vii. Levi C. Wilder, b. April 30, 1824 ; m. Orinda Holmes. 

3230 viii. Ann M. Wilder, b. May 13, 1826 ; m. Dr. Leonard 

Harrington. 

3231 ix. Orcas C. Wilder, b. May 9, 1828 ; m. Mary E. Holden. 

3232 x. Oramel A. Wilder, b. June 13, 1829; m. Ellen S. 

Robinson. 

3178 Elizabeth 6 Wilder (dr. Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3 2 33 Josiah Dole, a chairmaker of Shelburn, Mass. Issue : 

3234 i. Lucius Dole, b. Nov. 10, 1797. 

3235 ii. Elizabeth Dole, b. June 25, 1798: m. Dea. Elam 

Kellogg. 

3236 iii. Josiah Dole, b. June 25, 1798 ; d. 1823. 

3237 iv. Wilder Dole, b. July 30, 1800 ; m. Abigail Alvord. 

3238 v. Silas Dole, b. Oct. 2, 1802 ; m. Esther Cook. 

3239 vi. Lucy Dole, b. Aug. 3, 1804 ; m. James Anderson. 

3240 vii. Orpheus Dole, b. June 3, 1807 ; m. Mary Thayer. 



286 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3241 viii. Lawrence B. Dole, b. Aug. 24, 1810 ; m. Mary A. 

Tobey. 

3242 ix. Philena M. Dole, b. June 27, 1812. 

3243 x. Enos Dole, b. Oct. 17, 1814; m. Mary Hastings. 

3244 xi. Elmira Dole, b. July 19, 1 8 1 7 ; m. Anderson Joscelyn. 

3245 xii. Lois Dole, b. Nov. 25, 1821 ; m. Hannah Alvord. 

3179 Catharine 8 Wilder (dr. Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3246 Moses Dole. Issue : 

3247 i. Cynthia Dole, b. . 

3248 ii. Moses Dole, b. . 

3249 iii. Catharine Dole, b. . 

3250 iv. Lavinia Dole, b. . 

3251 v. Asa Dole, b. . 

3252 vi. Caroline Dole, b. . 

3254 vii. Cordelia Dole, b. . 

3255 viii. Electa Dole, b. . 



3180 Enos Wilder (Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3256 Lavinia Nims. Issue : 

3257 i. Eliza W. AVilder, b. . 

3182 Asa 6 Wilder (Daniel W., s Aholiab 4 ), m, 

3258 Philena Foster. Issue : 

3259 i. Foster Wilder, b. ■ — . 

3260 ii. Asa Wilder, b. . 

3261 iii. Emeline Wilder, b. . 

3262 iv. Daniel Wilder, b. ■ — . 

3263 v. Elmira Wilder, b. . 

3264 vi. Huldah Wilder, b. . 

3265 vii. Enos Wilde*, b. . 



3183 Lucy" Wilder (Daniel W., b Aholiab 4 ), in. 1803, 

3268 William Sherman, a farmer of Fayston, Vt. Issue: 

3269 i. Plumea Sherman, b. Aug. 30, 1804 ; m. Eli Bruce. 

3270 ii. Langdon Sherman, b. Oct. 16, 1806; m. Pamela Smith. 

3271 iii. Elizabeth Sherman, b, . 

3272 iv. Daniel Sherman, b. ; m. Malvina Murray. 

3273 v. Lucy Ann Sherman, b. . 

3274 vi. Welcome Wilder Sherman, b. . 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 287 



3275 vii. Rosamond Sherman, b. 

3276 viii. Celia Ann Sherman, b. 

3277 ix. Lucina Sherman, b. 



3184 Paulina 6 Wilder (dr. Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3278 Erastus Allen. Issue : 

3279 i. Amelia Allen, b. . 

3280 ii. Electa Allen, b. . 

3281 iii. Horace Allen, b. . 

3282 iv. Louisa Allen, b. . 

3283 v. Catharine Allen, b. . 

3284 vi. Lucinda Allen, b. . 

3285 vii. Francis Allen, b. . 

3286 viii. Henry Allen, b. . 

3287 ix. Martin Allen, b. : . 



3185 Francis 8 Wilder (Daniel W., Aholiab), m. 

3288 Betsey Joscelyn. Issue : 

3289 i. Caroline Wilder, b. . 

3290 ii. William Wilder, b. . 

3291 iii. Julia Wilder, b. . 

3292 iv. Charles Wilder, b. . 

3195 Israel 6 Wilder (Samuel, 6 Aholiab 4 ), m. 1827, 

3293 Mary Childs, b. June 6, 1806; d. July 8, 1852. 

Issue : 

3294 i. William C. Wilder, b. June 1, 1828. 

3295 ii. Samuel Wilder, b. April 11, 1830. 

3296 iii. Minerva Wilder, b. 1833 ; d. 1833. 

3297 iv. Mary Sophia Wilder, b. Nov. 2, 1835. 

3298 v. Francis E. Wilder, b. Sept. 6, 1838. 

3299 vi. Henry J. Wilder, b. April 27, 1840 ; d. July 31, 1864. 

3198 Samuel 6 Wilder (Samuel, 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. June 22, 
1823, 

3300 Sally Merrill, b. Oct. 20, 1796. Issue: 

3301 i. Sarah Jane Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1824. 

3302 ii. George Sheldon Wilder, b. March 1, 1828; m. 1st, 

Eliza Carpenter; in. 2d, Eunice A. Wellman. 



288 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3303 iii. Sereno Merrell Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1832 ; m. 1st, Helen 

M. Thompson ; m. 2d, Harriet A. Taylor. 

3199 Joshua 6 Wilder (Samuel, 8 Aholiab 4 ), of; Shelburn ; 
m. 

3304 Lavinia Long, b. 1801. Issue : 

3305 i. Olive Wilder, b. 1826. 

3306 ii. Alfred Loring Wilder, b. 1828. 

3307 iii. William Franklin Wilder, b. 1830. 

3308 iv. Nancy Wilder, b. 1837. 

3204 Dan 6 Wilder (Joshua, 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. Feb. n, 1804, 
33°9 Joanna Bemls, b. March 6, 1785; d. Nov. 5, 1865: 

Issue : 

3310 i. Alfred Wilder, b. Nov. 31, 1805. 

3311 ii. Leroy Wilder, b. Nov. 5, 1808 ; m. Patience Gould. 
33:2 iii. Eliza Bangs Wilder, b. April 16, 1812 ; d. Jan. 18, 

1870. 

3313 iv. William Bemis Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1814. 

3314 v. Lindall Wilder, b. Feb. 11, 181 7. 

3315 vi. Edmund Wilder, b. Oct. 11, 1818 ; d. March 2, 1819. 

3316 vii. Betsey Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1820 ; d. Nov. 1, 1820. 

3317 viii. Elvira Jane Wilder, b. Aug. 22, 1823. 

3318 ix. Horace Smith Wilder, b. May 27, 1825 ; d. Oct. 4, 

1829. 
33*9 x - Jason Havves Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1827. 

3215 Emily' Wilder (dr. Daniel, 6 Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), 
m, 

3320 Gilbert Selleck, served in the Army of the Potomac. 

Issue : 

3321 i. Charlotte Selleck, m. Young. 

3217 John Chandler 7 Wilder (Daniel, 6 Daniel W., 5 
Aholiab 4 ), a Congregational minister for 20 years, 
and retired in ill health to a farm in Charlotte, Vt. ; 
m. 1838, 

3322 Edna S. Smith, b. Jan. 1, 1813. Issue : 

3323 i. Henry Baldwin Wilder, b. Feb. 7, 1839 ; m. Mary 

Louisa Baxter. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 289 

3324 ii. Edna Caroline Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1841 ; m. Oscar E. 

Spear. 

3325 iii. Sarah Elizabeth Wilder, b. June 6, 1843. 

3326 iv. Charles Theron Wilder, b. March 12, 1845. 

3327 v. "Martha Louisa Wilder, b. May 18, 1847. 

3328 vi. John Chandler Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1849. 

3329 vii. Abigail Chandler Wilder, b. May 12, 1853 ; d. April 

20, 1854. 

3218 Harris Barnard 7 Wilder (Daniel, 6 Daniel W., 5 

Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3330 Phebe High. Issue : 

3331 i. George H. Wilder. 

3332 ii. Lucia Wilder. 

3219 Caroline 7 Wilder (dr. Daniel, 6 Daniel W., s Aholiab 4 ), 

in. Jan. 29, 1831, 

3333 Rev. Theron Baldwin. Issue : 

3334 i. Caroline L. Baldwin, b. Jan. 17, 1834. 

3335 ii. Theron Baldwin, b. March 12, 1837; m. Julia A. 

Thompson. 

3336 iii. Emily Baldwin, b. March 12, 1839; m. Charles E. 

Fellowes. 

3337 iv. Mary Philena Baldwin, b. March 23, 1841. 

3338 v. Henry Baldwin, b. Dec. 17, 1845. 

3224 Mellona 7 Wilder (dr. Levi, 6 Daniel W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), 
m. Jan. 13, 1826, 

3339 Timothy Joscelyn, of VVaitsfield, Vt. Issue : 

3340 i. Lucilla L. Joscelyn, b. Nov. 28, 1828; d. Oct. 22, 

1850. 

3341 ii. Ann E. Joscelyn, b. Feb. 7, 1830; d. Nov. 14, 1870. 

3342 iii. Celestia Joscelyn, b. Dec. 6, 183 1 ; d. March 3, 1838. 

3343 iv. Charles H. Joscelyn, b. June 27, 1833 ; d. July 18, 

1834. 

3344 v. Timothy W. Joscelyn, b. May 14, 1835 j d. Nov. 26, 

1837. 

3345 vi. Charles E. Joscelyn, b. April 14, 1837 ; m. Susan J. 

Fisher. 
20 



29O GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3346 vii. Sophia M. Joscelyn, b. Feb. at, 1839; m. Orlo H. 

Chapin. 

3347 viii. Ahira O. Joscelyn, b. June 27, 1842 ; m. Mary S. 

Spencer. 

3348 ix. Jared A. Joscelyn, b. Dec. 1, 1843 ; m. Harriet/M. 

Crandall. 

3225 Jared S. 7 Wilder (Levi, 8 Daniel W.,» Aholiab 4 ), 

m. 1833, 

3349 Ascenath Fitts. Issue : 

3350 i. Lavinia A. Wilder, b. Sept. 23, 1839 ; d. Oct. 8, 1845. 

3226 Abigail N. 7 Wilder (dr. Levi, 6 Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), 

m. Nov. 2, 1 83 1, 

3351 William Joscelyn. Issue : 

3352 i. Ginnethan Joscelyn, b. Jan. 21, 1834 ;d. May 23, 1834. 

3353 ii. Myron W. Joscelyn, b. May 25. 1835. 

3354 iii. Ginnethan S. Joscelyn, b. May 20, 1836 ; m. Susan 

Currier. 

3355 iv. Helen P. Joscelyn, b. Jan. 12, 1839. 

3356 v. Pomona W. Joscelyn, b. July 15, 1841. 

3357 vi. Stephen R. Joscelyn, b. March, 1843. 

3358 vii. Frederic M. Joscelyn, b. March 9, 1845 '> d- Aug., 

1848. 

3227 Clarissa Pamela 7 Wilder (Levi, 6 Daniel W, 6 

Aholiab 4 ), in. Oct. 31, 1839, 

3359 Amariah C. Joscelyn. Issue : 

3360 i. Charles H. Joscelyn, b. March 25, 1841 ; d. April 18, 

1845. 

3361 ii. Clarissa P. Joscelyn, b. March 25, 1846 ; m. Gilbert J. 

Cross. 

3228 Fidelia A. 7 Wilder (dr. Levi, 6 Daniel W./ Aholiab 4 ), 

tn. Oct. 9, 185 1, 

3362 Lucius Parmelee. Issue : 

3363 i. Effie G. Parmelee, b. Jan. 11, 1853. 

3364 ii. Florence Parmelee, b. Nov. 1, 1858. ) 

3365 iii. Clarence Parmelee, b. Nov. 1, 1858, f d. Nov. 8, 1858. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 29I 

3229 Levi 7 C. Wilder (Levi, Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

3366 Orinda Holmes. Issue : 

3367 i. Ossian L. Wilder, b. Feb. 18, 1855. 



3230 Ann M. 7 Wilder (dr. Levi, 6 Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), 

m. Jan. 1, 1846, 

3368 Dea. Leonard Harrington. Issue : 

3369 i. Charles W. Harrington, b. Aug. 6, 1850 ; m. Sarah 

Boies. 

3370 ii. Orcus C. A. Harrington, b. May, 1852. 

3371 iii. Katie E. Harrington, b. Oct. 12, 1853. 

3231 Orcus 7 C. Wilder (Levi/ Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), in. 

1855, 

3372 Mary E. Holden. Issue: 

3373 i. Alice M. Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1856. 

3374 ii. Frederic T. Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1858. 

3375 iii. Levi A. Wilder, b. May 12, 1865. 

3376 iv. Enos E. Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1867. 

3377 v. Ellen F. Wilder, b. Sept. 11, 1869. 

3378 vi. Jessie C. Wilder, b. April 11, 1873. 

3379 vii. Roy J. Wilder, b. Aug. 30, 1875. 

3232 Oramel 7 A. Wilder (Levi, 6 Daniel W., 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

Nov. 4, 1854, 

3380 Ellen S. Robinson. Issue : 

3381 i. Agnes M. Wilder, b. May n, 1857. 

3382 ii. Mary F. Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1859. 

3234 Lucius Dole, s. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, 
m. 
Issue : 

3383 i. Charles D. Dole. 

3384 ii. Elizabeth C. Dole. 

3385 iii. Silas W. Dole. 

3386 iv. Franklin Dole. 

3387 v. Josiah Dole. 

3388 vi. Francis M. Dole. 



292 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3235 Elizabeth Dole (sister of 3234), m. 1818, 

3389 Dea. Elam Kellogg, of Shelburn. Issue : 

3390 i. Betsey Amelia Kellogg, b. Jan. 20, 1819; m. Solomon 

W. Root. 

3391 ii. Elam Josiah Kellogg, b. July 12, 1821 ; m. Mahala 

Harris. 

3392 iii. Julia K. Kellogg, b. Dec. 27, 1823 ; m. Aaron Rugg. 

3393 i v - Chaimcey Kellogg, b. Feb. 11, 1826 ; m. Sarah Thayer. 

3394 v. Francis Kellogg, May 20, 1828; d. Nov. 21, 1850. 

3395 vi. Philena Dole Kellogg, b. March 19, 183 1 ; m. Danie 

Rugg- 

3396 vii. Mary Kellogg, b. June 5, 1833; m. Lewis Sheldon. 

3397 viii. Henry M. Kellogg, b. June 3, 1834; killed in the War 

of the Rebellion before Vicksburg. 

3398 ix. Lovilla Elmira Kellogg, b. Oct. 19, 1838 ; m. John 

Bardwell. 

3399 x. David Brainard Kellogg, b. Aug. 5, 1840 : d. 1840. 

3237 Wilder Dole (brother of 3235), m. 

3401 Abigail Wood. Issue : 

3402 i. Hannah Nims Dole, b. . 

3403 ii. Clara Dole, b. . \ 

3404 iii. Harriet Dole, b. . 

3405 iv. Lydia Dole, b. . 



3406 v. Lawrence Wilder Dole, b. . 

3238 Silas Dole, s. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, m. 

3407 Esther Clark. Issue : 

3408 i. George Dole, b. . 

3409 ii. Elizabeth A. Dole, b. . 

3416 iii. Edward Dole, b. . 



3239 Lucy Dole, dr. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, in. 
1825, 

341 1 James Anderson. Issue: 

3412 i. Wealthy M. Anderson, b. Oct. 10, 1827. 

3413 ii. Isabella Anderson, b. Nov. 22, 1829: m. S. Tobey. 

3414 iii. Betsey S, Anderson, b. Jan. 12, 1831. 

3415 vt. Sarah R. Anderson, b. Aug. 7, 1834 ; m. C Smith. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 293 

3416 v. Ella B. Anderson, b. Jan. 28, 1836 ; m. James Preston. 

3417 vi. Lucy Jane Anderson, b. May 9, 1839; m. John Bass. 

3418 vii. Olive W. Anderson, b. April 26, 1842. 

3419 viii. David A. Anderson, b. Dec. 13, 1844. 

3240 Orpheus Dole, s. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, 







m. 


3420 




Mary Thayer. Issue : 


3421 


i. 


Mary Elizabeth Dole. 


3422 


ii. 


Nancy Dole, b. . 


3423 


iii. 


Lucina Dole, b. . 


3424 


iv. 


Augustus Dole, b. , 


3425 


v. 


Dora Dole, b. . 


3426 


vi. 


Edwin Dole, b. . 



32-11 Lawrence Dole, s. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, 
m. 

3427 Mary A. Tobey. Issue: 

3428 i. Gilbert M. Dole, b. . 

3429 ii. Cornelius Dole, b. . 

3430 iii. Calista Dole, b. . 

3243 Enos Dole, s. Joshua and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, w. 

3431 Mary Hastings. Issue: 

3432 i. William J. Dole, b. . 

3433 ii. Charles Dole, b. . 

3434 iii. Elizabeth Dole, b. . 

3435 iv. Delia Dole, b. . 

3436 v. Carrie Dole. b. . 



3244 Elmira Dole, dr. Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole, 



m. 



3437 Anderson Joscelyn. Issue : 

3438 i. Almira F. Joscelyn, b. . 

3439 ii. Rollin O. Joscelyn, b. . 

3440 iii. Ferrena C. Joscelyn, b. 

3441 iv. Marietta G. Joscelyn, b. 

3442 v. Fanny L. Joscelyn, b. . 

3443 vi. F. Wilder Joscelyn, b. . 



294 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3*269 Plumea Sherman, dr. William and Lucy (Wilder) 
Sherman, m. Dec. 14, 1822, 

3444 Eli Bruce. Issue : 

3445 i. Alzina Bruce, b. Nov. 27, 1823 ; 111. Joel Patterson. 

3446 ii. Eliza Bruce, b. June 14, 1825 ; d. Oct. 16, 1826. 

3447 iii. William Wallace Bruce, b. May 1, 1827 ; m. Emily 

Hallock. 

3448 iv. Eli Bruce, b. July 5, T829 ; m. Emeline Meneely. 

3449 v. Catharine Bruce, b. Oct. 2, 1830; m. James H. Holden. 

3450 vi. Omri Bruce, b. Jan. 23, 1832. 

3451 vii. Ethan Allen Bruce, b. April 26, 1835 ; m. Emily S. 

Robinson. 

3452 viii. Cyrus Bruce, b. Aug 2, 1837 ; m. Louisa Washburne. 

3453 ix. Orris Duane Bruce, b. April 13, 1842; m. Martha 

Tucker. 

3301 Sarah Jane t Wilder (Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. 

1844, 

3454 John Amsden, d. 1874. Issue : 

3455 i. Sarah Jane Amsden, b. Aug., 1845. 

3302 George Sheldon 7 Wilder (Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 Aho- 

liab 4 ), m. 1st, 1857, 

3456 1 Mrs. Eliza Ann Carpenter, d. Feb. 11, 1868; m. 2d, 

3457 2 Eunice A. Wellman. Issue: 

3458 i. George Frederic Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1858. 

3459 ii. Herbert Merrill Wilder, b. Sept. 20, 1864. 

3303 Sereno 7 Merrill Wilder (s. Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 Aho- 

liab 4 ), m. 1st, Jan. 10, 1852, 

3460 1 Helen M. Thompson, d. June 20, 1857 ; m. 2d. Oct. 

2, 1862, 

3461 2 Harriet N. Taylor. Issue: 

3462 i. Frank S. Wilder, b. May 13, 1857; d. Sept. 12, 1863. 

3463 ii. Merritt B. Wilder, b. Sept 20, 1873. 

3311 Leroy 7 Wilder (Dan., 6 Joshua, 5 Aholiab 4 ), m. July 1 1, 

1830, 

3464 Patience Gould, b. March 19, 1811. Issue: 

3465 i. Wallace Leroy Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1832; d. Sept. 11, 

1856. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 295 

3466 ii. Horace Newell Wilder, b. Jan. 11, 1836; m. Jane 

Miller. 

3467 iii. Jane Rosalia Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1840. 

3468 iv. Abbie Gould Wilder, b. Sept. 2, 1843 ; m. John Miller. 

3469 v. Fidelia Janette Wilder, b. March 25, 1846; d. Oct. 12, 

1873- 

3470 vi. Frank Cook Wilder, b. April 2, 1849; m - Laura 

Sargent. 

3471 vii. Frederic B. Wilder, b. May 29, 1851 ; d. May 6, 1854. 

3472 viii. Jane Eliza Wilder, b. Nov. 29, 1853; d* Oct. 29, 1855. 

3323 Henry Baldwin 8 Wilder (John C., 7 Daniel," Daniel 

W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), was in the army, and Went through 
the Peninsular campaign with General McClellan ; 
m. April 22, 1857, 

3473 Mary Louisa Baxter. Issue : 

3474 i. Anna Caroline Wilder, b. . 

3475 ii. William Baxter Wilder, b. — . 

3476 iii. Henry Baldwin Wilder, b. 

3324 Edna Caroline 8 Wilder (John C., 7 Daniel," Daniel 

W., 6 Aholiab 4 ), m. Jan. 1, 1862, 

3477 Oscar Eugene Spear, b. Aug. 24, 1839. Issue : 

3478 i. Fred Hazeltine Spear, b. Nov. 17, 1862. 

3479 ii. William Miller Spear, b. July 17, 1866. 

3480 iii. Daniel Curtis Spear, b. May 18, 1868. 

3481 iv. John Taney Spear, b. June 10, 1871. 

3482 v. Francis Elijah Spear, b. July 18, 1873. 

3483 vi. Orcas Eugene Spear, b. May 25, 1875. 

3345 Charles E. Joscelyn, s. Timothy and Mellona (Wilder) 

Joscelyn, m. June 24, 1864, 

3484 Susan J. Fisher. Issue : 

3485 i. Kate B. Joscelyn, b. April 26, 1866. 

3486 ii. Frederic C. Joscelyn, b. Nov. 30, 1867. 

3487 iii. Clara M. Joscelyn, b. June 21, 1874. 

3346 Sophia M. Joscelyn (sister of 3345), m. Oct. 5, 1868, 

3488 Orlo H. Chapin. Issue : 

3489 i. Frederic O. Chapin, b. Oct. 20, 1869. 

3490 ii. Clara W. Chapin, b. Jan. 14, 1874. 



296 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3347 Ahira O. Joscelyn (brother of 3346), m. 

3491 Mary S. Spencer. Issue : 

3492 i. Mary S. Joscelyn, b. . 

3493 ii. Wilder S. Joscelyn, b. Dec. 22, 1873. 

3348 Jared A. Joscelyn (brother of 3347), m. March 10, 

1869, 

3494 Hannah M. Crandall. Issue : 

3495 i. Edgar W. Joscelyn, b. . 

3496 ii. Ella J. Joscelyn, b. . 

3354 Ginnethan Joscelyn, s. William and Abigail (Wilder) 
Joscelyn, m. 1869, 

3497 Susan Currier. Issue : 

3498 i. Roy W. Joscelyn, b. . 

3369 Charles W. Harrington, s. Dea. Leonard and Ann 
M. (Wilder) Harrington, m. 1872, 

3499 Sarah Boies. Issue : 

3500 i. Lewis N. Harrington, b. Feb. 19, 1874. 

3501 ii. Lois O. Harrington, b. Oct. 15, 1875. 

3466 Horace Newell fl Wilder (Leroy, 7 Dan.," Joshua, 6 
Aholiab"), m. 1859, 

3502 Jane Miller, b. July 23, 1838. Issue : 

3503 i. Frederic Wallace Wilder, b. Nov. 21, i860. 
31504 ii. Ida Jane Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 1864. 

3505 iii. Dan. Horace Wilder, b. Nov. 29, 1866. 

3468 Abby Gould 8 Wilder (Leroy, 7 Dan., fi Joslnn, 6 Aho- 
liab 4 ), m. Feb. 17, 1861, 
35°5 John Miller, b. April 6, 1836. Issue : 

3506 i. Abbie Jane Miller, b. Jan. 6, 1864. 

3507 ii. Frank. Warren Miller, b. Oct. 9, 1866. 

3508 iii. Norman J. Miller, b. July 24, 187 1. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 297 



EIGHTEENTH LINEAGE. 

JERAHMEEL WILDER. 

98 Jerahmeel 4 Wilder (Nathanael, 9 Nathanael, 3 Thom- 
as 1 ), born in Lancaster; when about 21 years of age 
he removed with his father to Petersham ; m. 
3S°9 Sarah Clark, of Worcester. Issue : 

3510 i. Jerahmeel Wilder, b. ; d. young. 

35 1 1 ii. Joanna Wilder, b. . 

3512 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. . 

3513 iv. Abigail Wilder, b. ; m. Silas Rice. 

3514 v. Lois Wilder, b. . 

3515 vi. Eunice Wilder, b. . 

3516 vii. Susan Wilder, b. . 

3517 viii. Sybil Wilder, b. ; m. Cyprian Baker. 

3518 ix. Abel Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1758; d. 1831 ; m. Relief 

Whitney. 



3513 Abigail 6 Wilder (dr. Jerahmeel, 4 ) m. 

3519 Silas Rice, of Cambridge, N. Y. (his children may not 

be in the order of their birth. Issue : 

3520 i. Clark Rice, b. . 

3521 ii. Hercules Rice, b. . 

3522 iii. William Rice, b. . 



3518 Abel 5 Wilder (s. Jerahmeel 4 ), a farmer of Peter- 
sham ; m. 

3523 Relief Whitney, dr. of Timothy Whitney, Esq., of 

Winchendon. Issue : 

3524 i. Lucy Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1778 ; m. Randall Stearns. 

3525 ii. Alice Wilder, b. June 15, 1780. 

3526 iii. Simon Wilder, b. May 7, 1782. 

3527 iv. Abel Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1783; d. 1869; m. Ascenath 

Smith. 

3528 v. Sarah Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1784; d. 1840; m. Uriel 

Smith. 



298 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3529 vi. Nathanael Wilder, b. Nov. 11. 1785 ; m, Mann. 

3530 vii. Abigail Wilder, b. June 21, 1787. 

3531 viii. Paul Wilder, b. June 28, 1789. 

3532 ix. Lydia Wilder, b. Aug. 2, 1791 ; d. 1875 '> m - Ephraim 

Hunt. 

3538 x. Relief Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1792 ; d. 1833. 

3539 xi. Silas Wilder, b. May 21, 1795. 

3540 xii. Barnabas Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1796. 

3541 xiii. Polly J. Wilder, b. Jan. 30, 1799; m. Phinehas 

Wheelock. 

3542 xiv. Joel D. Wilder, b. June 27, 1802 ; m. Clarinda 

Cheeney. 

3527 Abel" Wilder (Abel, 5 JerahmeeP), 111. Jan. 17, 1808, 

3543 Ascenath Smith, a descendant of a County Deny 

family of Irish Presbyterians; a farmer, settled in 
Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., from 1813 to 1853, 
when he removed to Chester, Geauga Co., Ohio. 
Issue : 

3544 i. William Smith Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1808 ; d. June 14, 

1870 ; m. Sarah Adams. 

3545 ii. Lucretia Lydia Wilder, b. Aug. 2, 1810; m. Asahel 

Baker. 

3546 iii. Abel Wilder, b. Nov. 21, 18 12 ; d. Feb. 23, 1844. 

3547 iv. Ascenath Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1814 ; d. Nov. 25, 1871 ; 

m. Samuel K. Avery. 

3548 v. Barnabas Wilder, b. Oct. 4, 1816; m. 1st, Amanda 

Ferree ; in. 2d, Fmma Beall. 

3549 vi. George William Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1818 ; d. Aug. 29, 

1845. 

3550 vii. David Wilder, b. May 27, 1821; d. Oct. 13, 1850; m. 

Elizabeth A. Williams. 

3551 viii. Alexander Wilder, M.D., b. March 14, 1823. 

3552 ix. Isabella C. Wilder, b. May 10, 1825 ; d. Feb. 18, 1874. 

3553 x. Simon Hubert Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1827; d. March 9, 

1843. 

3529 Nathanael 6 Wilder (Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), m. 

3554 Mann, lived in Ashburnham and Hubbardston. 

Issue : 

3555 i- J onn Wilder, b. 1820. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 299 

3541 Polly J. 8 Wilder (dr. Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), m. 
3556 Phinehas Wheelock. Issue : 



3557 i. Austin Wheelock, b. — 

3558 ii. Chauncy Wheelock, b. 

3559 iii. Polly Wheelock, b. — 



3542 Joel D. 6 Wilder (Abel, 5 Jerahmeel "), m. 

3559 Clarinda Cheeney, b. Dec. 14, 1808 ; d. Feb. 12, 

1872. Issue : 

3560 i. Charles Wilder, b. Feb. 26, 1828 ; m. Harriet E. 

Kellogg. 

3561 ii. Henry Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1830; m. Amanda M. 

Andrus. 

3562 iii. Leonard C. Wilder, b. March 25, 1832 ; d. Oct. 20, 

1842. 

3563 iv. Elizabeth A. Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1834; m. G. N. 

Tuttle. 

3564 v. Abel M. Wilder, b. March 28, 1836 ; m. Emma T. 

Spicer. 

3565 vi. Mary L. Wilder, b. June 19, 1838 ; d. Jan. 30, 1846. 

3566 vii. Lydia A. Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 1840 ; d. Oct. 12, 1843. 

3567 viii. George Wilder, b. Sept. 25, 1841 ; d. Nov. 18, 1841. 

3568 ix. Harriet E. Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1843. 

3569 x. Janette R. Wilder, b. Nov. 25, 1844. 

3570 xi. Marion E. Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1850; m. Elsworth W. 

Taylor. 

3544 William Smith 7 Wilder (s. Abel," Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), 
m. Dec. 28, 1835, 

3571 Sarah Adams. Issue: 

3572 i. George M. Wilder, b. May 7, 1836 ; d. Oct. 27, 1858. 

3573 ii. Theodore Wilder, b. Dec. 2, 1837 ; d. March 8, 1871 ; 

m. Fanny Duncan. 

3574 iii. Eliza Ann Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1839; m. Charles 

Williams. 

3575 iv. Angeline Wilder, b. 1841. 

3576 v. Ascenath Wilder, b. 1843. 

3577 vi. Hubert Wilder, b. May 28, 1844. 

3578 vii. Martha Wilder, b. June 26, 1847 ; m. John Linderman- 



300 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3579 viii. Calvin Abel Wilder, b. Aug. 29, 1849 ; d. Nov. 27, 

1852. 

3580 ix. Daniel W. Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1853. 

3547 Ascenath 7 Wilder (dr. Abel, Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), 
m. 1836, 

3581 Samuel K. Avery. Issue : 

3582 i. William B. Avery, b. Aug. 1, 1838. 

3583 ii. George Edward Avery, b. 1841 ; d. 1851. 

3584 iii. Christiana Elizabeth Avery, b. . 

3585 iv. Hubert King Avery, b. . 

3586 v. Elisha Avery, b. . 

3587 vi. Eremont Avery, b. . 



3548 Barnabas ' Wilder (s. Abel, 6 Abel," Jerahmeel 4 ), 
born in Verona, N. Y. ; settled in Connersville, Ind., 
where he married 1st, 1841, 

3588 1 Amanda Ferree ; m. 2d, 1851, 

3589 2 Emma Beall, b. Feb. 6, 1822. Issue : 

3590 i. Thirzah Wilder, b. April 13, 1849. 

3591 ii. Charles Arthur Wilder, b. April 13, 1853. 

3592 iii. Thomas Allen Wilder, b. July 21, 1854. 

3593 J y - Martha A. Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1856. 

3550 David 7 Wilder (Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), a farmer 
of Smithfield, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 25, 1844, 

3594 Elizabeth Ann Williams. Issue : 

3595 i. Susan Wilder, b. April, 184=5 ; m. Rev. G. S. Jewell. 

3596 ii. David George Wilder, b. 1847, M. D., of Fremont, 

Ohio. 

3597 "'■ J°hn Wilder, b. 1849. 

3573 Theodore 8 Wilder (William S., 7 Abel, 6 Abel, 5 Jerah- 
meel 4 ), of Chester, Geauga Co., Ohio ; enlisted from 
Oberlin College in 1861 ; was wounded at Cedar 
Mountain ; was in the hospital four months, when he 
returned, graduated, and was Professor of Mathemat- 
ics in Ripon College; m. 1868, 

3598 Mrs. Fannv Duncan. Issue : 

3599 i- George D. Wilder, b. June 26, 1869. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 301 

3574 Eliza Ann 8 Wilder (dr. William S., 7 Abel, Abel, 5 
Jerahineel 4 ), m. April 20, 1859, 

3600 Charles Williams. Issue : 

3601 i. Eudora Williams, b. March 10, 1861. 

3602 ii. Arthur W. Williams, b. . 

3603 iii. Anna W. Williams, b. . 



3604 iv. Elmer W. Williams, b. . 

3578 Martha Wilder (dr. William S., Abel, Abel, Jerah- 
meel), m. Feb. 5, 1866, 

3605 John Linderman. Issue : 

3606 i. Isabel Linderman, b. June 5, 1867. 

3607 ii. Herbert L, Linderman, b. May 5, 1869. 

3608 iii. Frederic L. Linderman, b. Dec. 8, 1870. 



NINETEENTH LINEAGE. 

ELIAS WILDER. 

102 Elias 4 Wilder (Nathanael,' Nathanael, 3 Thomas 1 ), 
lived in Dummerston, Vt., and had a large family, 
of whom we have obtained knowledge of but one. 
Mrs. Olive Waterman wrote in 1875, that her father's 
name was Charles, and that he had brothers, Charles, 
Joshua, and Aaron, and that her brother Charles lived 
in Brattleboro ; all of which could be true only of 
Elias, youngest son of Nathanael of Petersham. 
Charles, the son of Elias of Dummerston, was in 
Brattleboro when she was born in 1794, and that year 
signed a petition for a road to be laid out in the dis- 
trict where he lived. 

3659 Charles Wilder, b. 1766; m. Sarah Spaulding. 

3659 Charles 6 Wilder (s. Elias 4 ), a farmer of Brattleboro, 
Vt., m. 

3660 Sarah Spaulding. Issue (in the order in which they 

were received from Mrs. Waterman) : 

3661 i. Charles Wilder. 

3662 ii. Sarah Wilder. 



302 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 



3663 


iii. Reuben Wilder. 






3665 


iv. Nathanael H. Wilder, b. Dec. 
[860. 


22, 1787 ; 


d. Oct. 12, 


3666 


v. Mary Wilder. 






3667 


vi. Olive Wilder. 






3668 


vii. Cynthia Wilder 






3669 


viii. Willard Wilder. 






3670 


ix. Josiah Wilder. 






3671 


x. Samuel Wilder. 






3672 


xi. Elizabeth Wilder. 






3673 


xii. Leonard Wilder. 







3665 Nathanael H. 6 Wilder (Charles," Elias 4 ), m. 1812, 

3674 Nancy Smith, b. Sept. 19, 1793 ; d. June 1, 1861. 

Issue : 

3675 i. Elizabeth A. Wilder, b. Oct. 18, 1813. 

3676 ii. Varnum Wilder, b. March 24, 1814. 

3677 iii. Amy Wilder, b. April 12, r8i8; d. Dec. 20, 1835. 

3678 iv. Sarah E. Wilder, b. March, 1819. 

3679 v. Nathanael H. Wilder, b. Eeb. 15, 1821. 

3680 vi. Charles L. Wilder, b. March 29, 1822. 

3681 vii. Daniel Carew Wilder, b. Jan. 14, 1826 ; m. Theresa B. 

Craw. 

3682 viii. Nancy Wilder, b. May 23, 1828. 

3683 ix. Benjamin Franklin Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1830 ; m. Eliza 

beth Wager. 

3684 x. Chester P. Wilder, b. April 5, 1833. 

3685 xi. Ambrose G. Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 1835. 

3686 xii. Lucy Wilder, b. July 20, 1839. 

3681 Daniel Carew 7 Wilder (Nathanael, 8 Charles, 6 Elias 4 ), 
m. Feb., 1850, 

3687 Theresa B. Craw, b. April 14, 1833. Issue : 

3688 i. Grove H. Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1852 

3689 ii. Susan Wilder, b. Jan. 6, 1854. 

3690 iii. Laura E. Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 1856. 

3691 iv. Edward R. Wilder, b. Jan. 7, 1858. 

3683 B. Franklin" Wilder (Nathanael, 8 Charles," Elias 4 ), a 
Real Estate Agent in New York City; m. 1849, 

3692 Elizabeth Wager. Issue : 

3693 Charles Wilder, b. Aug. 2, 1850. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 303 

3694 ii. George B. Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1853. 

3695 iii. Nancy L. Wilder, b. July 18, 1855. 

3696 iv. Georgiana Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1857. 

3697 v. Eugene T. Wilder, b. Sept. 30, 1859. 

3698 vi. Nathanael Wilder, b. June 23, 186 1. 

3699 vii. Elizabeth M. Wilder, b. Sept. 10, 1863. 

3700 viii. Eva Wilder, b. Jan. 6, 1871. 

3701 ix. Benjamin F. Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1873. 

3684 Chester P. 7 Wilder (Nathanael/ Charles, 5 Elias 4 ), m, 

3702 Elizabeth . Issue : 

3703 i. Emma C. Wilder, b. April 15, i8s6. 

3704 ii. Frank Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1866. 

3705 iii. Henry Wilder, b. Jan. 19, 1872. 

3685 Ambrose G.' Wilder (Nathanael," Charles, 5 Elias 4 ), 

in. 

3706 Martha— — . Issue: 

3707 i- Caroline Wilder, b. Jan. 29, 1859. 

3708 ii. Morgia Wilder, b. August 28, i860. 

3709 iii. Martha J. Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1862. 

3710 iv. Ambrose Wilder, b. Jan. 29, 1863. 

371 1 v. Robert D. Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1865 

3712 vi. Ella Wilder, b. May 30, 1867. 

3713 vii. Hannah B. Wilder, b. July 28, 1869. 

3714 viii. Mary Wilder, b. Feb. 12, 1871. 



TWENTIETH LINEAGE. 

EPHRAIM WILDER. 

104 Ephraim * Wilder (Ephraim," Nathanael, 2 Thomas 1 ), 
m. June 17, 1731, 

3715 Anna Wilder, b. 1711 ; d. Oct. 16. 1778. Issue : 

3716 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. July 8, 1733 ; m. Lucretia Locke. 

3717 ii. Manassah Wilder, b. May 5, 1735 ; d. 1735. 

3718 iii. Catharine Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1737; d. 1737. 

3719 iv. Catharine Wilder, b. July 18, 1742. 

3720 v. Eunice Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 1745. 



304 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3721 vi. Elizabeth Wilder, b. May 16, 1748. 

3722 vii. Abigail Wilder, b. May 16, 1748. 

3723 viii. Manassah Wilder, b. May 4, 1750; d. Nov. 4, 1822; 

111. Sarah White. 

3724 ix. William Wilder, b. May 5, 1755 ; d. May 20, 18 16 ; in. 

Relief Carter. 

371G Ephraim 5 Wilder (Ephraim 4 ), m. April 3, 1755, 

3725 Lucretia Locke, b. Nov. 5,. 1733; d. Dec., 1S16. 

Issue : 

3726 1. Ephraim Wilder, b. April 21, 1756; d. May 1, 1815 , 

m. Hannah Reed. 

3727 ii- Timothy Wilder, b. Dec. 2, 1759; m Eunice Osgood. 

3728 iii. Lucretia Wilder, b. Jan. 19, 1761 ; d. May 1, 1818 ; in. 

Ebenezer Pope. 

3729 iv. Elizabeth Wilder, b. July 14, 1763. 

3730 v. Rebecca Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1765 ; d. May 14, 1856. 

3731 vi. Joel Wilder, b. July 7, 1767; d. May 7, 1837; m. Lucy 

Kendall. 

3732 vii. Josiah Wilder, b. July 10, 1770; d. 1812 ; m. Susan 

Carlton. 

3733 viii. Harrison Wilder, b. Feb. 11, 1774; in. Keziah Parsons. 

3734 ix. Samuel Locke Wilder, b. May, 1776; d. 1862; m. 

Anna Shervvin. 

3723 Manassah 6 Wilder (Ephraim 4 ), m. 1775, 

3735 Sarah White. Issue : 

3736 1. Sally Wilder, b. 1775. 

3737 ii. Lucy Wilder, b. July, 1777. 

3738 iii. Anna Wilder, b. Nov., 1779, 

3739 iv. Joseph Wilder, b. Feb. 8, 1783 ; m. Eliza Andrews. 

3740 v Sumner Wilder, b. 1790. 

3724 William 6 Wilder (Ephraim 4 ;, m. Dec. 8, 1777. 

3741 Relief Carter, b. 1760; d. Feb. 8, 1853. Issue: 

3742 i. William Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1778; m. Nancy Beaman. 

3743 ii. Ephraim Wilder, b. 1780. 

3744. iii. Elijah Wilder, b. 1782 ; m. Sophia Thurston. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 305 

3726 Capt, Ephraim 6 Wilder (Ephraim, 3 Ephraim 4 ), of 

Sterling ; m. 1778, 

3745 Hannah Reed, b. 1763; d. 1812. Issue: 

3746 i. Joseph R. Wilder, b. May 10, 1780; m. Mary H. 

Nichols. 

3747 ii. Nathan Wilder, b. Nov. 16, 1781 ; d. unmarried at 

Reading. 

3748 iii. Ephraim Wilder, b. . 

3719 iv. Mary Wilder, b. Oct. 5, 1787; m. Ebenezer Farley. 

3750 v. George W. Wilder, b. March 8, 1790. 

3727 Timothy 6 Wilder (Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 1783, 

3751 Eunice Osgood. Issue: 

3752 i. Timothy Wilder, b. May 29, 1784; d. at Sterling, 

1850. 

3753 ii. Ephraim Wilder, b. Nov. 16, 1791 ; m. Rebecca Hunt. 

3754 iii. Rebecca Wilder, b. July 12, 1795. 

3755 iy- Dimock Wilder, b. June 20, 1797 ; d. Sept. 14, 1799. 

3756 v. Albert Wilder, b. Sept. 22, 1799 ; d. Sept. 24, 1799. 

3757 vi. Nancy Wilder, b. Sept. n, 1800; m. Ezekiel Kendall. 

3758 vii. Merrick Wilder, b. July 18, 1802 ; m. Catharine Day. 

3759 viii. Charles A. Wilder, b. Aug. 21, 1807; d. Sept. 21, 

1809. 

3760 ix. Lucretia Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1809 ; m. George Stuart. 

3761 x. Augustus Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1811; m. Charlotte 

Moore. 



3728 Lucretia 6 Wilder (dr. Ephraim, 5 Ephraim 4 ), m. 

i779 ? 

3762 Ebenezer Pope, b. May 29, 1752 ; d. 1827, a mer- 

chant of Sterling. Issue ; 

3763 i. Joseph Pope, b. March 29, 1781; d. Aug. 12, 1814, a 

farmer. 

3764 ii. Ebenezer Pope, b. Nov. 12, 1783 ; d. 1843, a merchant. 

3765 iii. Hannah Pope, b. Nov. 27, 1785 ; d. 1862. 

3766 iv. Betsey Pope, b. Feb: 7, 1788 ; m. Josiah Conant. 

3767 v v Lucretia Pope, b. Sept. 15, 1791 ; m. Jabez C. Howe. 

3768 vi. Nancy P. Pope, b. Dec. 20, 1793 ; m. Amos Howe. 

3769 vii. Josiah Pope, b. Jan. 15, 1798 ; m. Lydia G. Catlin. 

21 



306 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3731 Joel 6 Wilder (Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 

3770 Lucy Kendall, b. May 16, 1770; d. Dec. 2, 1857. 

Issue : 

3771 1 Lucy Wilder, b. Feb. 7, 1792; d. April 19, 1870; m. 

Otis Stearns. 

3772 ii. Joel Wilder, b. July 13, 1797 ; m. Deborah K. Whit- 

man. 

3773 hi. Caroline Amelia Wilder, b. July 16, 1810; m. Robert 

Andrews. 

3774 iv. Charles Josiah Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1812 ; m. Eliza 

Carter. 

3732 Josiah 6 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 1801, 

3778 Susan Carlton, b. April 4, 1777 ; d. 1844. Issue : 

3779 i. Julia Ann AVilder, b. Sept. 21, 1802 ; m. Dr. Augustus 

Robbins. 

3780 h. Alfred Montrose Wilder, b. April 17, 1804; m. Lydia 

E. Babcock. 

3733 Harrison ' Wilder (Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), lived on 

the old farm in Sterling ; m. 1803, 

3781 Keziah Parsons. Issue : 

3782 i. Maria Wilder, b. June 3, 1805 ; d. July 29, 1839. 

3783 ii. Mary Ann Wilder, b. March 1, 1807. 

3784 iii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. May 1, 1810. 

3785 iv. Josiah Wilder, b. July 27, 1812. 

3786 v. Martha Wilder, b. April 21, 181 7. 

373-1 Samuel 6 Locke Wilder (Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), a 
merchant from 1794, when 18 years of age, till age 
compelled him to retire. A man of great mental 
power ; faithful to the welfare of the church and the 
world ; m. 1797, 

3787 Anna Sherwin, b. Dec. 31, 1778; d. 1857. Issue: 

3788 i. Marshall Pinckney Wilder, b. Sept. 22, 1798. 

3789 ii. Eurydice Wilder, b. July 13, 1801 ; d. Jan. 9, t8i8. 

3790 iii. Frederic Adolphus Wilder, b. April 16, 1804; d. May 

26, 1869 ; in. Apphia Tyler. 

3791 iv. Mary Ann Wilder, b. April 1, 1806 ; d. Dec. 25, 1830 ; 

m. Rev. Albert B. Camp. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 307 

3792 v. Nancy Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1809 ; d. Feb. 23, 1830. 

3793 vi. Josiah Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 1813; d. April 27, 1853; m. 

Elizabeth F. Fosdick. 

3794 vii. Mersilvia Wilder, b. June 18, 1816 ; d. March 8, 1877 ; 

m. Stephen B. Sherwin. 

3795 viii. F.urydice Augusta Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1819. 

3796 ix. Samuel Locke Wilder, b. Jan. 9, 1822 ; m. 1st, Anna 

Silsbee ; m. 2d, Lorania L. Tuttle. 

3739 Joseph 6 Wilder (Manassah,* Ephraim 4 ), m, 1777, 

3797 Eliza Andrews, b. 1800; d. 1865. Issue : 

3798 i. Martha E. Wilder, b. 1818 ; m. Granville Carter. 

3799 - ii. Charles H. Wilder, b. 1820. 

3800 iii. Mary Ann Wilder, b. 1822 ; m. James Wadleigh. 

3801 iv. Anna E. Wilder, b. 1824; m. Ballard. 

3746 Joseph R. t Wilder (Capt. Ephraim, 6 Ephraim, 5 Eph- 
raim "), m. 1808, 

3802 Mary H. Nichols. Issue : 

3803 i. John Nichols Wilder, b. 1810 ; d. July 15, 1858 ; m. 

Delia Farley. 

3804 ii. Helen M. Wilder, b. 1812; d. 1834; m. T. R. Ray- 

mond. 

3805 iii. Frances A. Wilder, b. 1813 ; d. March, 1857 ; m. 

Cooper. 
3800 iv. Kate Wilder, b. 181 5 ; m. George W. Smith. 

37-49 Mary 7 Wlder (Capt. Ephraim, 6 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), 
m. Sept. 17, 1806, 

3807 Ebenezer Farley, b. Jan. 17, 1777, of Wiscasset, Me. 

Issue : 

3808 i. Ephraim Wilder Farley, M.C , b. Aug. 27, 1817. 

3809 ii. Martha B. Farley, b. Dec. 6, 1818. 

3810 iii. Sally Farley, b. Sept. 2, 1820. 

381 1 iv. Frederic. Farley, b. April 4, 1823. 

3812 v. Charles Farley, b. Feb. 24, 1826. 

3813 vi. Mary Farley, b. Oct. 20, 1830. 

3750 George W. 7 Wilder (s. Capt. Ephraim, 6 Ephraim, 6 
Ephraim 4 ), of South Reading, m. 
Issue : 

3814 i. Eliza Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1822. 



308 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3815 ii. George W. Wilder, b. July 6, 1824. 

3753 Ephraim 7 Wilder (s. Timothy, 8 Ephraim, 5 Ephraim *), 
lived in Templeton ; m. 1827, 

3816 Rebecca Hunt. Issue: 

3817 i. Mary Ann Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1828. 

3818 ii. Nancy Kendall Wilder, b. Jan. 1, 1831 ; m. 1st, Josiah 

W. Wheeler ; in. 2d, John W. Eoster. 

3819 iii. Catharine Harding Wilder, b. Jan. n, 1834. 

3820 iv. Caroline A. Wilder, b. . 

3757 Nancy 7 Wilder (dr. Timothy, 6 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim *), 
m. 1823, 

3821 Ezekiel Kendall. Issue: 

3822 i. Ann Elizabeth Kendall, b. 1825 ; m. Theodore Brown. 

3823 ii. Lydia Conant Kendall, b. . 

3824 iii. Eunice Wilder Kendall, b. . 

3825 iv. Eliza Putnam Kendall, b. . 

3760 Lucretia 7 Wilder (dr. Timothy," Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), 
in. June 30, 1810, 

3826 George L. Stuart. Issue : 

3827 i. Ellen Elizabeth Stuart, b. . 

3828 ii. Harriet Marian Stuart, b. . 

3828 iii. Lucretia Ann Stuart, b. . 

3829 iv. George Samuel Stuart, b. . 



3771 Lucy' Wilder (dr. Joel, 6 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 
Jan. 2, 1816, 

3830 Otis Stearns, b. 1787; d. Aug. 25, 1856, of Leom- 

inster. Issue : 

3831 i. Thomas Charles Stearns, b. Dec. 21, 1816; m. Julia 

Chase. 

3832 ii. George Otis Stearns, b. Oct. 3, 1819 ; d. Sept. 7, T822. 

3833 iii. Susan Stearns, b. July 12, 1822. 

3834 iv. Amelia Stearns, b. Dec. 15, 1824. 

3835 v. Frances Ann Stearns, b. April 20, 1826; d. April 21, 

1826. 

3836 vi. Joel Wilder Stearns, b. April 4, 1827; m. Elizabeth 

Beale. 
3836 vii. Lucy Amelia Stearns, b. Sept. 16, 1829 ; d. Jan. 28, 
1854. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 309 

3772 Joel 7 Wilder (Joel, Ephraim, 5 Ephraim *), tit. 

3837 Deborah H. Whitman, b. 1807 ; d. Sept. 14, 1875. 

Issue : 

3838 i. George Waite Wilder, b. June 12, 1829; d. Nov. 8, 

1843. 

3839 ii. Francis Whitman Wilder, b. June 5, 1831 ; d. Nov. 8, 

1872 ; m. Mary Emerson. 

3840 iii. Edward Everett Wilder, b. Aug. 19, 1835 ; d. May 13, 

1875. 

3773 Caroline Amelia 7 Wilder (Joel, 8 Ephraim, 5 Eph- 

raim' 1 ), m. 1834, # 

3841 Robert Andrews, a copper-plate printer of Boston. 

Issue : 

3842 i. Charles Denny Andrews, b. July 20, 1835 ; m. Olivia 

F. Murray. 

3843 ii. Caroline Louisa Andrews, b. July 1, 1838 ; m. George 

E. Carter. 

3844 iii. Robert Henry Andrews, b. Aug. 9, 1849 > m - Naomi 

Von Wymer. 

3774 Charles 7 Josi ah Wilder (Joel, 6 Ephraim, 5 Ephraim'), 

m. 

3845 Eliza Carter, b. Nov. 30, 1811; d. July 18, 1851. 

Issue : 

3846 i. Joel Thomas Wilder, b. Dec. 19, 1840; d. April 24, 

1844. 

3847 ii. George Waite Wilder, b. Dec. 27, 1842 ; d. March 10, 

1843. 

3848 iii. Charles P'rancis Wilder, b. April 1, 1846. 

3849 iv. Anna Eliza Wilder, b. March 12, 1850. 

3779 Julia Ann Wilder (dr. Josiah), in. 

3850 Dr. Augustus Robbins, a graduate of Harvard Med- 

ical College; settled in Harvard, Mass., until 1849, 
when he removed to Brooklyn. His widow is now, 
1877, at Whitestone, L. I. Issue : 

3851 i. Alfred A. Robbins, b. July 6, 1836. 

3852 ii. Olive Susanna Robbins, b. July 8, 1839. 



310 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3780 Alfred Montrose 7 Wilder (Josiah," Ephraim, 6 
Ephraim 4 ), m, Nov. 7, 1835, 

3853 Lydia E. Babcock, b. Aug., 1814. Issue : 

3854 i. Emma Carleton Wilder. 

3855 ii. Emma Carleton Wilder. 

3856 iii. Ella Hamilton Wilder. 

3857 iv. Alfred Montrose Wilder. 

3785 Josiah T Wilder (Harrison, 6 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 

Sept. 15, 1841, 

3857 Susan B. Maynard, b. July 3, 1818. Issue : 

3858 i. Josiah H. Wilder, b. Sept. 18, 1842. 

3859 ii. Ella Susan Wilder, b. Dec. 11, 1845. 

3786 Martha' Wilder (dr. Harrison, 6 Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), 

m. 1841, 

3860 Henry F. Taylor. Issue : 

3861 i. Maria Wilder Taylor, b. Aug. 1, 1845. 

3862 ii. William Henry Taylor, b. Feb. 6, 1847. 

3788 Hon. Marshall 7 Pinckney Wilder (s. Samuel L., 6 
Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), [see History, page 107], m. 
1st, Dec. 31, 1820, 

3863 1 Tryphosa Jewett (dr. Dr. Stephen Jewett, of Rindge, 

N. H.), b. Dec. 27, I799J d - J lll y 3i> 1831 ; '"• 2d, 
Aug. 29, 1833, 

3864 2 Abigail Baker (dr. Captain David and Jemima Rich- 

ardson Baker, of Franklin, Mass.), b. Aug. 1, 1810; 
d. April 4, 1854; m. 3d, Sept. 8, 1855, 

3865 3 Julia Baker (sister of Abigail). Issue: 

3866 i. Marshall P. Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1822 ; d. Dec. 29, 1854. 

3867 ii. Eurydice Wilder, b. June 11, 1823; d. Oct. 24, 1824. 

3868 iii. Nancy Jewett Wilder, b. Feb. 19, 1825 ; m. Dec. 28, 

1858, Rev. A. Bigelow. 

3869 iv. Lucius Icilius Wilder, b. Oct. 27, 1826; d. Oct. 14, 

1867, in New Orleans. 

3870 v. Maria Louisa Wilder, b. July 28, 1828 ; d. June 2 

1852, at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

3871 vi. William Henry Wilder, b. July 15, 1830; d. Aug. 31, 

1831. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 311 

3872 vii. Abbie Tryphosa Wilder, b. May 22, 1834; d. March 

20, 1870; m. William Wallace. 

3873 viii. William Henry Wilder, b. March 17, 1836; m. Oct. 17, 

186 r, Hannah Wallace. 

3874 ix. Sarah Jane Wilder, b. Sept. 29, 1841 ; d. July 28, 1858. 

3875 x. Samuel Locke Wilder, b. Oct. 2, 1843 ; d. Oct. 5, 1853. 

3876 xi. Jemima Richardson Wilder, b. June 30, 1845. 

3877 xii. Grace Sherwin Wilder, b. April 23, 1851. 

3878 xiii. Edward Baker Wilder, b. Nov. 17, 1857. 

3879 xiv. Marshall P. Wilder, b. Oct. 3, i860. 

3790 Frederic Adolphus 7 Wilder (s. Samuel L., e Eph- 

raim, 5 Ephraim 4 ), a farmer in Rindge, N. H. ; m. 
Jan. 28, 1828, 

3880 Apphia Tyler. Issue : 

3881 i. Charles A. Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1829; m. Nov. 6, 1856, 

Mary Manning. 

3882 ii. Mary Ann Wilder. 

3883 iii. Mary Anna Wilder. 

3791 Mary Ann 7 Wilder (dr. Samuel Locke "), m. Feb. 3, 

1829, 

3884 Rev. Albert B. Camp, Congregational pastor, Ashby, 

Mass. Issue : 

3885 i. Nancy Elizabeth Camp, b. July 23, 1830. 

3793 Josiah T Wilder (s. Samuel L., 6 Ephraim, 5 Ephraim 4 ), 
m. May 13, 1835, 
Elizabeth F. Fosdick, dr. ' Dea. James Fosdick, 
Charlestown, Mass. Issue : 

3886 i. Francis L. Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1836 ; m. Oct. 31, 1858, 

Julia M. Martin. 

3887 ii. Anna E. Wilder, b. April 30, 1842; m. Oct. 31, 1858, 

Stephen A. Howe. 

3791 Mersylvia Wilder (sister of Josiah, 3793), b. June 
18, 1816, m. 

3888 Stephen B. Sherwin, cousin to Josiah, who with him 

succeeded his father in the store as " Wilder & Sher- 
win." Issue : 

3889 i. William Ferdinand Sherwin, b. Feb. 12, 1836. 



312 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3890 ii. Ellen Augusta Sherwin, b. Oct. 7, 1838 ; d. July 1, 

1847. 

3891 iii. Henry H. Sherwin, b. Sept. 2, 1840; d. Jan. x, 1875; 

m. Helen Silk. 

3892 iv. Emma M. Sherwin, b. Feb. 24, 1844. 

3893 v. Marshall P. Sherwin, b. Jan. 7, 1848. 

3894 vi. Edward Baxter Sherwin, b. March 26, 1851. 

3895 vii. Josiah Wilder Sherwin, b. July 20, 1853. 

3896 viii. Samuel Locke Sherwin, b. June 9, 1856. 

3796 Samuel Locke 7 Wilder (s. Samuel L., 6 Ephraim, 6 
Ephraim 4 ), m. 1st, Oct. 15, 1845, 

3897 1 Anna Silsbee, who d. Jan. 18, 1856 ; m. 2, Sept. 30, 

1857, 

3898 2 Lorania Tuttle, dr. Henry and Lydia Tuttle. Issue : 

3899 i. Frederic Wilder, b. April 2, 1849. 

3803 John Nichols 8 Wilder (s. Joseph R., 7 Captain 
Ephraim, 6 Ephraim, 5 Ephraim 4 ), a merchant in 
Albany, firm of " Wilder & Hastings"; m. 1838, 

3900 Delia Farley, b. 1822. Issue : 

3901 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. 1840; d. 1852. 

3902 ii. John N. Wilder, b. 1842 ; d. 1846. 

3903 iii. Mary Wilder, b. 1844 ; d. 1874. 

3904 iv. Joseph Farley Wilder, b. 1848. 

3905 v. Harold Wilder, b. 1850. 

3906 vi. Blanche Wilder, b. 1852. 

3907 vii. Maude Wilder, b. 1854. 

3808 Kate Wilder (sister of John N., 3803), m. 1834, 

3908 George W. Smith, b. 1804; d. April, 1875. Issue : 

3909 i. Wilder Smith, b. Jan. 17, 1835. 

3910 ii. George W. Smith, b. Jan. 5, 1837. 

391 1 iii. Helen Thatcher Smith, b. June 25, 1838. 

3912 iv. Heber St. Clair Smith, b. May 28, 1840; d. Aug. 9, 

1862 ; 2d Lieut, in the Army of the Rebellion, and 
was killed at Cedar Mountain. 

3914 vi. Ira St. Clair Smith, b. Jan. 25, 1842 ; was a Captain in 

the Army. 

3915 vi. Fanny Adeline Smith, b. June 20, 1845 > d. Nov. 8, 

1845. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 313 

3916 vii. Ada Clifford Smith, b. Sept. 1, 1846 ; d. Feb. 29, 1865. 

3917 viii. Howard Langdon Smith, b. July 15, 1847. 

3918 ix. Ebenezer Langdon Smith, b. Aug. 15, 1848. 

3817 Mary Ann" Wilder (dr. Ephraim, 7 Timothy, 6 Eph- 

raim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. 1848, 

3919 Ezra Lovell Wheeler. Issue : 

3920 i. Charles Oliver Wheeler, b. 1849. 

3921 ii. Catharine F. Wheeler, b. Oct. 1, 185 1. 

3922 iii. Mary Ann Wheeler, b. Nov. 27, 1853. 

3818 Nancy Kendall Wilder (sister of 3817), m. 1st, 

1848, 

3923 1 Josiah W. Wheeler ; m. 2d, 1851, 

3924 2 John H. Foster. Issue : 

3925 i. Catharine H. Wheeler, b. Oct., 1850. 

3926 ii. Charles B. Foster, b. Sept. 12, 1852. 

3927 iii. Caroline Foster, b. Nov. n, 1854. 

3831 Thomas C. Stearns, s. Otis and Lucy (Wilder) 
Stearns ; m. 1841, 

3928 Julia A. Chase, b. — . Issue': 

3929 i. Melissa Stearns, b. Feb. 8, 1842 ; d. Sept. 18, 1844. 

3930 ii. Frank Day Stearns, b. March 31, 1845 ; d. June 29, 

1847. 

3931 iii. William G. Stearns, b. Jan. 2, 1848 ; d. Sept. 3, 1849. 

3932 iv. Louisa Amelia Stearns, b. Oct. 10, 1854. 

3836 Joel Wilder Stearns, s. Otis and Lucy (Wilder) 
Stearnes ; m. 1850, 

3933 Elizabeth Beale, of Brooklyn, b. Oct., 1836. Issue : 

3934 i. Joseph B. Stearns, b. Oct. 3, 1854. 

3935 ii. Daniel B. Stearns, b. Aug. ^8, 1862. 

3936 iii. Edward O. Stearns, b. Dec. 8, 1864. 

3937 iv. Joel Wilder Stearns, b. Feb. 12, 1868. 

3938 v. Arthur Kendall Stearns, b. July 20, 1873. 

3839 Francis Whitman 8 Wilder (s. Joel, 7 Joel, 6 Ephraim, 6 
Ephraim 4 ), m. 

3939 Mary Emerson, b. 1833 ; d. 1873. Issue : 

3940 i. Frederic Wilder, b. . 



3 14 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

3941 ii. Ida Frances Wilder, b. . 

3942 iii. Susan Wilder, b. . 



3842 Charles Denny Andrews, s. Robert and Caroline 

(Wilder) Andrews, m. 1870, 

3943 Olivia F. Murray, b. July 21, 1845. Issue : 

3944 i. Lillie Wilder Andrews. 

3945 ii. George B. Andrews. 

3946 iii. Caroline Amelia Andrews. 

3843 Caroline Louisa Andrews (sister of 3842), m. Nov. 

12, 1874, 

3947 George Edward Carter, of Leominster, Mass. 

Issue : 

3948 i. Helen Stearns Carter. 

3870 Maria Louisa Wilder (dr. Hon. Marshall P., T s. 
Samuel L.,° Ephraim, 6 Ephraim 4 ), m. Sept. 26, 
18-50, 

3949 Ambrose Wager, of Rhinebeck, N. Y., and died there 

June 2, 1852. Issue : 

3950 i. Henry Wilder Wager, b. April ; d. July, 1852. 

3872 Abbie Tryphosa Wilder (sister to 3870), m. Nov. 10, 

1859, 

3951 William Wallace, a merchant of Boston. Issue : 

3952 i. Ida Wallace, b. April 22, 1861 ; d. April 5, 1863. 

3953 ii. Belle Wallace, b. Sept. 8, 1862. 

3954 iii. Annie Wallace, b. Sept. 8, 1864. 

3955 w - Edith Wallace, b. Dec. 6, 1865. 

3956 v. Jennie Wilder Wallace, b. March 6, 1867. 

3873 William Henry 8 Wilder (s. Hon. M. P., 7 s. Samuel 

L.,° Ephraim, 5 Ephraim 4 ), a merchant in Boston ; 
m. Oct. 17, 1 86 1, 

3957 Hannah Wallace, a sister of William Wallace. 

Issue : 

3958 i. Alice Wilder, b. Nov. 5, 1862. 

3959 ii. Lizzie Wilder, b. Nov. 27, 1864. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 31 5 

3960 iii. William Henry Wilder, b. March 31, 1867. 

3961 iv. Hannah Wallace Wilder, b. March 6, 1869. 

3962 v. Josephine Hall Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1874. 



TWENTY-FIRST LINEAGE. 

THE GRANDSONS OF NATHANAEL, SON OF THOMAS. 

112 Jonathan 4 Wilder (s. Jonathan, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thom- 
as ] ), m. in Marlboro, 

3963 Mary . They lived in Watertown, Mass. Issue ; 

3964 i. Solomon Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1738; d. 1739. 

3965 ii. Jonathan Wilder, b. July 31, 1740. 

3966 iii. Mary Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1743. 

3967 iv. Solomon Wilder, b. Aug. 29, 1745. 

3968 v. Sarah Wilder, b. Jan. 19, 1749. 

3969 vi. Lydia Wilder, b. May 28, 1751. 

3970 vii. Ephraim Wilder, b. Nov., 1755. 

3971 viii. Eunice Wilder, b. March 3, 1759. 

118 Oliver 4 Wilder (s. Oliver, 3 Nathanael, 3 Thomas 1 ), 
of Sterling, a Justice of the Peace, and Captain of 
Militi? ; m. 1st, June 6, 1739, 

3972 1 Sarah Townsend, d. 1743; In - 2 d, 1745, 

3973 2 Ruth . Issue : 

3974 i. Ezra Wilder, b. May 27, 1741 ; d. 1816. 

3975 ii. Oliver Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1743. ) 

3976 iii. Sarah Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1743. » 

3977 iv. Samuel Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1746. 

3978 v. Tamar Wilder, b. May 27, 1748. 

123 TiLLEY 4 Wilder (Oliver, 3 Nathanael,* Thomas'), m. 

3979 Persis . Issue : 

3980 i. Persis Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1745. 

3981 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. April 11, 1747. 

3982 iii. Tilley Wilder, b. May 8, 1749. 



316 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

126 Phinehas 4 Wilder (Oliver, 3 Nathanael, 2 Thomas 1 ), 
m. 

3983 Lois Brown. Issue : 

3984 i. Phinehas Wilder, b. 1758. 

3985 ii. Adam Wilder, b. 1760. 

3986 iii. Ezra Wilder, b. 1762. 

3987 iv. Edward Wilder, b. 1770 ; d. 1866. 

128 Moses 4 Wilder, (Oliver, 3 Nathanael, 1 Thomas '), m. 
Nov. 17, 1757, 

3988 Submit Frost. Issue : 

3989 i. Tryphena Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1759; m. Christopher 

Corey. 

3990 ii. Luther Wilder, b. July 24, 1763. 

3991 iii. John Wilder, b. June 10, 1765 ; d. July 1, 1852 ; m. 

Sally Whipple. 

3992 iv. Rebecca Wilder, b. April 10, 1767. 

3993 v - Sarah Wilder, b. May 8, 1770. 

3994 vi. Moses Wilder, b. Oct. 28, 1772. 

3995 vu « Submit Wilder, b. Feb. 25, 1775. 

3996 viii. Aaron Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1776. 

3997 ix. Abel Wilder, b. Oct. 28, 1778. 

3998 x. Patty Wilder, b. April 20, 1780. 

3999 xi. Elias Wilder, b. Dec. 19, 1782. 

4000 xii. Betsey Wilder, b. Jan. 4, 1784. 

4001 xiii. Jonas Wilder, b. Nov. 9, 1786. 

3971 Ezra 6 Wilder (s. Oliver 4 ), settled in Bolton and re- 
moved to Jaffrey ; m. 1762, 

4002 Betty Welch. Issue : 

4003 i. Ezra Wilder, b. 1764; m. Polly Hodges. 
4:004 ii. Silas Wilder, b. 1769 ; m. Abigail Page. 

4005 iii. Betsey Wilder, b. 1772. 

4006 iv. Mary Wilder, b. 1774. 

4007 v. Oliver Wilder, b. 1777; d. Jan. 4, 1859; m - Betsey 

Hodges. 

3982 Tilley 6 Wilder (s. Tilley 4 ), was in Brattleboro, Vt., 
with his wife, 

4008 Mary , in 1780, when he buried twin infants, 

who died the day of their birth. Other issue : 

4009 i. Sally Wilder, b. 1782; d. 1786. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 3 17 

4010 ii. Dolly Wilder, b. 1786; d. 1794. 

3984 Phinehas h Wilder (s. Phinehas 4 ), m. 
. Issue : 

4on i. Bailey Wilder, b. . 

4012 ii. Oliver Wilder, b. . 

3986 Ezra 5 Wilder (s. Phinehas 4 ), m. 
. Issue : 

4013 i- Jonathan Wilder, b. . 

4014 ii. Phinehas Wilder, b. -. 

3987 Edward 5 Wilder (s. Phinehas 4 ), in. 
. Issue : 

4015 i. Edward L. Wilder, b. . 

4016 ii- Josiah S. Wilder, b. . 

3989 Tryphena 6 Wilder (dr. Moses 4 ) m. 

4017 Christopher Corey. Issue: 

4018 i. Moses Corey, b. . 

4019 ii. Charles Corey, b. . 

4020 iii. Sally Corey, b. . 

3991 John 6 Wilder (s. Moses 4 ) m. 1796, 

4021 Sally Whipple, b. May 28, 1769; d. Nov. 28, 1815. 

Issue : 

4022 i. John Warren Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1797 ; d. April, 1869. 

4023 ii. Joseph Wales Wilder, b. April 20, 1798; d. Dec. 30, 

1861 ; m. Ruth Clark. 

4024 iii. Sally Whipple Wilder, b. May 3, 1800 ; d. April, 1869 ; 

m. Emery Harris. 

4025 iv. Abigail Wilder, b. March 16, 1802 ; d. March 26, 1870; 

m. 1st, Ira G. Childs ; m. 2d, Josiah Trask. 

4026 v. Benjamin Going Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1804 ; d. Jan. 13, 

1874 ; m. Charlotte Stevens. 

4027 vi. Enos Wilder, b. Dec. 29, 1805 ; d. Oct. 29, 1844 ; m. 

Ruth S. Varney. 

4028 vii. Josephus Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1807 ; d. March 4, 1873 ; 

m. Lydia A. Maynard. 

4029 viii. Lucy Wilder, b. July 21, 1809; d. May 11, 1850; m. 

Thomas Wellington. 



3l8 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4030 ix. Charles Lewis Wilder, b. Feb. 20, 1812 ; m. Harriet E. 

Harris. 

4031 x. Eliza A, W. Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1814 ; m. Levi Harris. 

4032 xi. Rebecca Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 1815 ; d. Aug. 28, 1839. 

4003 Ezra 6 Wilder (s. Ezra, 6 Oliver 4 ), of Jamaica, Vt. ; m. 

4033 Polt.y Hodges. Issue : 

4034 i. Ezra Wilder. 

4004 Silas 6 Wilder (Ezra, 5 Oliver 4 ), a farmer of Keene, 

N. H. ; m. 

4035 Abigail Page. Issue : 

4036 i. Abigail Wilder, b. 1787; d. Oct. 24, 1866. 

4037 ii. Silas Wilder, b. 1789; d. Oct. 24, 1864; tit. Mary 

Cook. 

4038 iii. Jonas Wilder, b. 1791; d. Oct. 9, 1866; m. Cynthia 

Pond. 

4039 iv. Jesse Wilder, b. 1793; d. Feb. 4, 1864; m. Dolly 

Holmes. 

4040 v. Cynthia Wilder, b. 1798; d. July 31, 185T ; m. Henry 

Case. 

4041 vi. Hannah Wilder, b. 1802 ; d. July 8, 1867 ; m. James 

Daniels. 

4007 Oliver 6 Wilder (s. Ezra, 5 Oliver 4 ), m. 1804, 

4042 Betsey Hodges, b. 1779; d. 1857. Issue: 

4043 i. Oliver Wilder, b. July 19, 1806 ; m. Calista Hathorne. 

4044 ii- Joseph A. Wilder, b. June 7, 1807 ; d. 1853 ; rn. Lydia 

Powers. 

4045 hi. Sally Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1809 ; d. 1836; m. Gilman 

Miller. 

4043 iv. Ezra Wilder, b. Dec. ri, 1812 ; m. Elizabeth Hathorne. 

4044 v. Betsey Wilder, b. Aug. 26, 1815 ; d. 1842. 

4045 vi. William Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1817. 

4046 vii. Louisa Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1821 ; d. Nov. 22, 1874; m. 

John Scott. 

4013 Jonathan 6 Wilder (s. Ezra, 6 Phinehas 4 ), of Ludlow, 
Vt. ; m. 
. Issue : 

4047 i. Phinehas Wilder, b. ■. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 319 

4015 Edward L." Wilder (s. Edward, 6 Phinehas 4 ), ra. 
. Issue : 



4048 i. Dtiane E. Wilder, b. . 

4016 Josiah 8 Wilder (s. Edward, 6 Phinehas 4 ), ra. 

4049 Eveline S. Worthington. Issue : 

4050 i. John Franklin Wilder, b. . 

4050 ii. Everett Elsworth Wilder, b. . 



4022 John Warren 6 Wilder (s. John, 6 Moses 4 ), m. 1796, 

405 1 Betsey Wellington. Issue : 

4052 i. John Emery Wilder, b. . 

4°53 ii- Joseph Warren Wilder, b. . 

4054 iii. William Otis Wilder, b. . 

4055 iv. Sarah Wilder, b. . 

4056 v. Jonas Brooks Wilder, b. . 

4057 vi. Benjamin Wilder, b. . 



4023 Joseph Wales" Wilder (John, 5 Moses 4 ), m. 

4058 Ruth Clark. Issue : 

4059 i. Elizabeth Wilder, b. . 

4060 ii. Frederic Otis Wilder, b. . 

4061 iii. William Wilder, b. . 

4062 iv. Abigail Wilder, b. 



4062 v. Sarah H. Wilder, b. Oct. 21, 1832. 

4063 vi. George Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1834. 

4064 vii. Thomas J. Wilder, b. Oct. 3, 1836. 

4024 Sally Whipple" Wilder (dr. John," Moses 4 ), m. 

Sept. 17, 1832, 

4065 Emery Harris. Issue : 

4066 i. Frederic W. Harris, b. . 

4067 ii. Emery Harris, b. . 

4025 Abigail" Wilder (dr. John, 6 Moses 4 ), m. 1st, 

4068 1 I. G. Childs ; m. 2d, 

4069 2 Josiah Trask. Issue : 

4070 i. Josiah Trask, b. . 

4071 ii. Sarah Trask, b. . 

4072 iii. Josiah Wilder Trask, b. . 



/ 



320 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4026 Benjamin Going 9 Wilder (s. John/ Moses 4 ), for 

many years a prominent business man of New York 
city. Patentee of the "Wilder Fire-Proof Safe "; m. 

4073 Charlotte Stevens. Issue : 

4074 i. Frances Wilder, b. ; m. Luke Harrington. 

4075 ii. Georgiana Wilder, b. ; m. George White. 

4076 iii. Augusta Wilder, b. . 

4027 Enos" Wilder (s. John, 6 Moses 4 ), m. 

4077 Rebecca Varney. Issue : 

4078 i. Rebecca Wilder, b. . 

4079 ii. Tryphena Wilder, b. - ; m. R. M. Yale. 

4028 Josephus" Wilder (s. John/ Moses 4 ), m. Sept. 13, 

1832, 

4079 Lydia A. Maynard. Issue : 

4080 i. Ellen E. Wilder, b. . 

4081 ii. George Washington Wilder, b. . 



4029 Lucy 6 Wilder (dr. John, 5 Moses 4 ), m. 

4082 Thomas Wellington. Issue: 

4083 i. Ann Maria Wellington, b. — 

4084 ii. Francena Wellington, b. . 

4085 iii. Charles Wellington, b. . 

4086 iv. George Wellington, b. . 

4087 v. Ellen Louisa Wellington, b. . 



4030 Charles Lewis 6 Wilder (John, 5 Moses 4 ), m. Oct., 

1835, 

4088 Harriet E. Harris. Issue : 

4089 i. George H. Wilder, b. March 10, 1837 ; d. July 2, 1869 ; 

m. E. A. Vinal. 

4090 ii. Anna Eliza Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1839; m. 

4091 iii. Harriet E. Wilder, b. June 29, 1840 ; d. July 10, 1841. 

4092 iv. Charles Lewis Wilder, b. Dec. 22, 1842 ; m. Sarah E. 

Greene. 

4093 v. Enos Wilder, b. Sept. 27, 1844; m. Emeline A. 

Wilder. 

4094 vi. Harriet E. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1846 ; m. Nathanael B. 

Palmer. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 321 

4095 vii. Frances A. Wilder, b. Jan. 28, 1849. 

4096 viii. Augustus W. Wilder, b. April 28, 185 1 ; d. April 21, 

1865. 

4097 ix. Alice Gertrude Wilder, b. Sept. 18, 1853. 

4098 x. Thomas E. Wilder, b. Aug. 15, 1855. 

4099 xi. Maria L. Wilder, b. June 15, 1859. 

4100 xii. John Emery Wilder, b. April 18, i86r. 

4031 Eliza A. 6 Wilder (dr. John, 6 Moses 4 ), m. 

4101 Levi Harris. Issue: 

4102 i. Edmund Sears Harris, b. . 

4103 ii. Levi Wilder Harris, b. . 

4037 Silas' Wilder (s. Silas, 6 Ezra, 5 Oliver'), born in 
Keene, N. H. ; was a graduate of Dartmouth Col- 
lege, and for a long time a Congregational minister 
of Lewis Co., N. Y. In ill- health he removed to a 
farm in Herkimer Co., N. Y., where he died in 
1869 ; m. 

4104 Mary Cook, of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

4105 i. Edward Wilder, b. . 

4106 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. . 

4107 iii. Joseph Wilder, b. . 

4108 iv. Parsons Wilder, b. . 



4038 Jonas Wilder (Silas, Ezra, Oliver), of Alstead, N. 

H. ; m. 

4109 Cynthia Pond. Issue : 

41 10 i. George P. Wilder, b. . 

41 1 1 ii. Mary Wilder, b. . 

4112 iii. Charles Wilder. 

41 13 iv. Edward Wilder. 

4039 Jesse 7 Wilder (s. Silas," Ezra, 6 Oliver 4 ), a farmer 

of Stoddard, N. H., m, 

41 14 Dolly Holmes. Issue: 

4115 i. Abigail F. Wilder, b. Aug. 31, 1822; in. D. O. Wood. 

4116 ii. George H. Wilder, b. May 3, 1824 ; drowned at Mount 

Holyoke, 1867. 
22 



322 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4117 iii. Sarah Ann Wilder, b. July 31, 1829; m. William 

Weslon. 

4118 iv. Dorothy Maria Wilder, b. April 12, 1832. 

4119 v. Mary Amanda Wilder, b. April 7, 1838; d. Dec. 31, 

1852. 

104:0 Cynthia 7 Wilder (dr. Elias, 6 Ezra, 6 Oliver'), m. 

4120 Henry Case, of Keene, N. H. Issue: 

4121 i. Charles Wilder Case, b. . 

4122 ii. Jerome Case, b. . 

4123 iii. George Case, b. . 

4124 iv. Abigail Case, b. . 

4125 v. Jesse Case, b. . 

4043 Oliver 7 Wilder (Oliver," Eliza, 5 Oliver 4 ), m. 

4126 Calista Hathorne. Issue : 

4127 i. Marcy C. Wilder, b . 

4044 Joseph A. Wilder (Oliver, Ezra, Oliver), of Sullivan, 

N. H., m. 

4128 Lydia Powers. Issue: 

4129 i. William A. Wilder, b. 1837 ; m. Lucetla Brooks. 

4130 ii. Austin P. Wilder, b. 1840 ; m. Jennie Moat. 

4131 iii. Lansing W. Wilder, b. 1842 ; m. Mary H. Harris. 

4132 iv. Lydia Ann Wilder, b 1844; m. William H. Foster. 

4133 v. Almariah Wilder, b. 1846 ; m. Charles B. Reed. 

4045 Sally 7 Wilder (dr. Oliver, 6 Ezra, 6 Oliver 4 ) m. 



4134 Oilman Miller. Issue : 

4135 i- J omi Miller, b. . 

4136 ii. Maria Miller, b. . 

4137 iii. Sarah Miller, b. . 

4138 iv. Ellen Miller, b. . 

4139 v. Anna Miller, b. . 

4043 Ezra 7 Wilder (s. Oliver, 6 Ezra, 6 Oliver 4 ), of Nel- 
son, m. 

4140 Elizabeth Hathorne. Issue : 

4141 i. Albert E. Wilder, b. . 

4142 ii. Addison N. Wilder. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 323 

4143 iii. Chan J. Wilder. 

4144 iv. Sarah E. Wilder. 

4145 v. Lucy N. Wilder. 

4146 vi. Frederic H. Wilder. 

4046 Louisa 7 Wilder (dr. Oliver," Ezra, 5 Oliver 4 ), m. 

4147 John Scott, of Clinton, Mass. Issue : 

4148 i. Alvin Scott, b. . 

4149 ii. Walter O. Scott, b. . 



4080 Frederic Otis 7 Wilder (s. Joseph Wales, 8 John, 5 
Moses 4 ) m. 

4150 Ann James. Issue : 

4151 i. Frances Ann Wilder, b. . 

4152 ii. Frederic Wilder, b. . 

4153 iii. Mary Wilder, b. . 

4093 Enos Wilder (Charles L., John, Moses), m. widow of 
his brother George, 

4154 Emeline A. Wilder. Issue : 

4155 i. Nellie Vinal Wilder, b. March 10, 1872. 

4156 ii. Madge B. Wilder, b. Nov. 9, 1876. 

4115 Abigail F. 8 Wilder (Jesse, 7 Silas, 8 Ezra, 5 Oliver 4 ), m. 
June, 1850, 

4157 David A. Wood, a farmer, of Hancock, N. H., b. 1821. 

Issue : 

4158 i. George A. Wood, b. March 11, 1853. 

4159 ii. Frank A. Wood, b. Jan. 24, 1856. 

4160 iii. Mary A. Wood, b. June 24, 1858. 

41 61 iv. Carrie J. Wood, b. Oct. 6, 186 1. 

4117 Sarah Ann 8 Wilder (Jesse, 7 Silas, 8 Ezra, 5 Oliver"), 
m. April 7, i860, 

4162 William Weston, b. May 8, 1824. Issue : 

4163 i. James F. Weston, b. May 25, 186 1. 

4164 ii. Harriet E. Weston, b. June 25, 1863. 

4165 iii. Sarah Holmes Weston, b. June 26, 1865. 

4166 iv. Mary Ellen Weston, b. Sept. 21, 1867. 



324 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4167 v. William Weston, b. March 3, 1869. 

4168 vi. Ephraim Weston, b. Aug. 1, 1872. 

4130 Austin P. 8 Wilder (Joseph A., 7 Oliver, 6 Ezra, 6 Oli- 

ver' 1 ), m. 

4169 Jennie Moat. Issue: 

4170 i. Emma Wilder, b. 1872. 

4131 Lansing W. 8 Wilder (s. Joseph A., 7 Oliver, 6 Ezra," 

Oliver 4 ), m. 

41 7 1 Mary H. Harris. Issue : 

4172 i. Alice E. Wilder, b. 1867. 

4173 ii. Ida Wilder, b. 1869. 

4174 iii. Charles J. Wilder, b. 1870. 

4132 Lydia Ann Wilder (dr. Joseph A., Oliver, Ezra, 

Oliver), m. 

4175 William A. Horton. Issue : 

4176 i. Frederic O. Horton, b. 1869. 

4177 ii. Martha Horton, b. 1871. 

4133 Almariah Wilder (dr. Joseph A. and sister of 

4132), m. 

4178 Charles A. Reed. Issue : 

4179 i. Charles A. Reed, b. . 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 
PART THIRD. 



GENEALOGY OF THE LINE OF EDWARD WILDER, SON OF 
MARTHA AND THOMAS WILDER, OF SHIPLAKE, ENGLAND. 

4 Edward 1 Wilder, b. 1623? d. 1690; in. 1652, 

4180 Elizabeth Eames, b. ; d. June 9, 1692. 

Lived at Marshfield. Issue : 

41S1 i- John Wilder, b. 1653 ; d. April 11, 1724; m. Rebecca 



-4182 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1655; m. July 16, 1673, Israel 

Fearing. 

4183 iii. Ephraim Wilder, b. ; d. Oct. 21, 1690. 

"4184 iv. Isaac Wilder, b. ; d. Sept. 26, 1690; m. Mary 

Whiton. 

4185 v. Abia Wilder, b. ; m. William Clark. 

4186 vi. Mehetabel Wilder, b. ; m. Joseph Warren. 

4187 vii. Anna Wilder, b. . 

4188 viii. Abigail Wilder, b. : d. June 6, 1718. 

4189 ix. Hannah Wilder, b. March 6, :666 ; d. 1690. 

4190 x. Mary Wilder, b. April 7, 1668; d. 1696; m. Francis 

Le Barron. 
4101 xi. Jabez W der, b. 1671 ; d. May 21, 1731; m. Mary 
Ford. 

'4181 John 2 Wilder (s. Edward '), a farmer of Hingham in 
1675; m - 

4192 Rebecca , d. Oct. 6, 1728. Issue : 

4193 i. Hannah Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1676; d. Jan. 12, 1682. 

4194 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. April 27, 1679; n) - x 7°4? Josiah 

Sprague. 



326 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4195 iii. Hannah Wilder, b. May 3, 1683 , d. Nov. 17, 1756. 

4196 iv. Rebecca Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1687. 

4197 v. Mary Wilder, b. July 30, 1692. 

4198 vi. Ephraim Wilder, b. Aug. 25, 1696; m. Mary Loring. 
-1199 vii. Isaac Wilder, b. . 

4182^Elizabeth 2 Wilder (dr. Edward'). One of the lists 
of names says she was born in 1660, and though this 
has been persisted in with great pertinacity, I have 
chosen another date furnished me, which seems to, 
me to be the true one. If she was born in 1660, 
she was a wife at 13, and mother at 14. If in 1655 
she was married when 18, and was a mother at 19, 
for she was married July, 1673, t0 

4200 Israel Fearing. Issue : 

4201 i. John Fearing, b. Dec. 20, 1674. 

4202 ii. Elizabeth Fearing, b. Jan. 16, 1678. 

4203 iii. Margaret Fearing, b. Jan. 8, 1680. 

4204 iv. Israel Fearing, b. Aug. 24, 1686. 

418-1 Isaac 2 Wilder (s. Edward 1 ), m. Jan. 13, 1689, 

4205 Mary Whiton, dr. of James Whiton, Esq., of Hing- 

ham. Issue : 

4208 i. Thomas Wilder, b. Oct. 11, 1698; m. Anna Eells. 

4186 Mehetabel' Wilder (dr. Edward 1 ), m. Dec. 25, 
1692, 

4207 Joseph Warren, of Plymouth, son of Joseph Warren, 

Esq. Issue : 

4208 i. Joseph Warren, b. 1694. 

4209 ii. Priscilla Warren, b. 1696. 

4191 Jabez 2 Wilder (s. Edward 1 ). 

Defects in the records of towns and families often make 
it difficult to determine the correctness of the da'es, 
or the order of birth, unless we can have the original 
family record. That record, often on the fly-leaf of 
the old family Bible, is always reliable, but when 
copies are kept by others they^re often incorrect. 
It is claimed of Jabez that he was born before 1656. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 327 

I have chosen 167 1, because I think it most in ac- 
cordance with all the facts that are known. He 
m. 1692, 
4210 Mary Ford (name then spelled Foard), b. May 16, 

1671; d.'Feb. 1, 1748. Issue: 

421 r i. Ephraim Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1693 ; d. Feb. 12, 1695. 

4212 ii. Leah Wilder, b. March 13, 1695. ) 

4213 iii. Rachel Wilder, b. March 13, 1695, \ d. March 24, 1695. 

4214 iv. Mary Wilder, b. May 27, 1697; m. Samuel Stader. 

4215 v. Keziah Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1698; d. Nov. 12, 1745. 
-1216 vi. Jabez Wilder, b. March 13, 1700; d. July 25, 1795 ; 

in. Sarah dishing. 
1217 vii. Edward Wilder, b. July 1, 1702 ; d. July 30, 1769; m. 

Hannah Lewis. 
4218 viii. Sarah Wilder, b. May 25, 1704; ra. Solomon Loring. 
1219 ix. Theophilus Wilder, b. May 12, 1710; m. Mary 

Hersey. 

•1198 Ephraim 3 Wilder (s. John, 2 Edward 1 ), lived and 
died in Abington ; in. July 30, 1723, 
4220 Mary Lane. Issue : 

-1221 i- Ephraim Wilder, b. June 30, 1724; in. Susannah 
Whiton. 

4222 ii. Lydia Wilder, b. Nov. 24, 1725 ; m. Matthew Tower. 

4223 iii. John Wilder, b. March, 1727. 

1221 iv. David Wilder, b. May 12, 1729 ; m. Ruth Hey wood. 

4225 v. Hannah Wilder, b. May 20, 1730; d. Nov., 1756. 

4226 vi. Mary Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1731 ; d. 1731. 

4227 vii. Mary Wilder, b. June 12, 1732 ; m. Jonathan Anderson. 

4228 viii. Abel Wilder, b. April 9, 1736. 

4229 ix. Seth Wilder, b. Feb. 3, 1739 > m - Miriam Beale. 

4199 Isaac 3 Wilder (s. John, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1st, 1744, 

4230 1 Bathsheba ; m. 2d, 1756, 

4231 2 Letitia Chubbuck. Issue : 

4232 i. Bathsheba Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1746; d. 1746. 

•1233 ii. Isaac Wilder, b. June 22, 1748 ; d. Dec. 18, 1839 ; m - 
Abigail dishing. 

4234 iii. Rebecca Wilder, b. Dec. 28, 1749. 

4235 iv. Elizabeth Wilder, b. March 25, 1752 ; ra. Joseph Nash. 



328 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

1236 v. Daniel Wilder, b. March 17, 1754; m. Nancy Starr. 

4237 vi. Bathsheba Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1756; m. Zenas Wilder. 

4238 vii. Lucy Wilder, b. May 9, 1760; in. John Jones. 

1-298 Thomas 3 Wilder (s. Isaac, 2 Edward 1 ), in. 1720, 

4239 Anna Eells. Issue : 

4240 i. Samuel Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1721; } d. April 14, 1721. 
■±241 ii. Nathanael Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1721 ; f d. May 14, 1747 ; 

111. Elizabeth Jones. 

4242 iii. Anna Wilder, b. Sept. 18, 1723; d. Sept. 12, 1799. 

4243 iv. Thomas Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1725 ; m. Sarah Garnett. 

4244 v. Mary Wilder, b. Jan 17, 1731; d- Aug. 28, 1731. 

4245 vi. Sarah Wilder, b Jan. 31, 1733; m. Townsend Smith. 

4246 vii. Samuel Wilder, b. Aug. 24, 1735 ; m. Mary Chubbuck. 
4217 viii. Isaac Wilder, b. June 21, 1737; m. Letitia Chubbuck. 

4216 Jabez 3 Wilder (s. Jabez, 2 Edward '), m. Sept.,' 1718, 

4248 Sarah Gushing; d. 1737. Issue: 

4249 i. Sarah Wilder. 

4217 Edward 3 Wilder (s. Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), in. July 8, 

i7.Si, 

4250 Hannah Lewis, b. Jan. 24, 1731. Issue : 

4251 i. Edward Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1752 ; d. Nov. 2, 1817 ; m. 

Mary Hersev. 

4252 ii. Hannah L. Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1754; d. 1846; m. 

Nehemiah Howard. 

4253 ii 1 -- Joseph Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1756; d. July 4, 1839; m - 

Tamesin dishing. 

4254 iv. Isaiah Wilder, b. May 20, 1758: d. July 2, 1848; m. 

Susan A. Leavitt. 

4255 v. Tamesin Wilder, b. 1759; m. Abishai Lewis. 

4256 vi. Leah Wilder, b. June 13, 1762; d. 1856; m. Prince 

Haskell. 

4257 vii. Benjamin Wilder, b. July 30, 1764; d. 1842; in. Lydia 

Lane. 

4258 viii. Gelia Wilder, b. July 16, 1765. 

4219 Theophilus 3 Wilder (s. Jabez, 2 Edward ] ), m. May 
25, 1732, 

4259 Mary Hersey. Issue : 

4260 i. Rachel Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1734; m. Robert Gardner. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 329 

4261 ii. Jabez Wilder, b. March 19, 1 737 ; m. Sarah Crocker. 

4262 iii. Theophiltis Wilder, b. 1740 ; m. Lydia Cushing. 

4263 iv. Mary Wilder, b. 1742 ; d. 1811 ; m. Elijah Whiton. 

4264 v. Persis Wilder, b. 1746; m. Laban Stoddard. 

4265 vi. Keziah Wilder, b. 1747; m. Zechariah Whiton. 

4266 vii. Zenas Wilder, b. 1749; m - Bathsheba Wilder. 

4221 Ephraim 4 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 3 John, 2 Edward '), m. 

*743> 

4267 Susannah Whiton. Issue : 

4268 i. Susannah Wilder, b. 1751. 

4269 ii. Ephraim Wilder, b. 1752. 

4270 iii. Peter Wilder, b. 1756. 

4223 John 4 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 3 John, 2 Edward '), in. 

4271 Rebecca . Issue : 

4272 i. John Wilder, b. . 

4273 ii. Zechariah Wilder, b. : m. Temperance Strong. 

4274 iii. Abel Wilder, b. . 

4275 iv. Lot Wilder, b. . 

4276 v. Elias Wilder, b. . 

4277 vi. Stephen Wilder, b. . 



4224 David 4 AVilder (s. Ephraim, 3 John, 2 Edward ! ), m. 

i749> 

4278 Ruth Heywood. Issue : 

4279 i. David Wilder, b. Sept. 17, 1751 ; d. June 12, 1778. 

4280 ii. Shubael Wilder, b. ; m. Sarah Wright. 

4229 Seth 4 Wilder (s. Ephraim, 3 John, 2 Edward '), a black, 
smith in Abington, Mass., m. 1759, 

4281 Miriam Keale. Issue: 

4282 i- Seth Wilder, b. April 3, 1763. 

4283 ii. Miriam Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1765. 

4284 iii. Molly Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1769. 

4285 iv. Abel Wilder, b. Oct. 19, 1771. 

4233 Isaac 4 Wilder (s. Isaac, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1776, 

4286 Abigail Gushing. Issue : 

4287 i. Isaac Wilder, b. . 

4288 ii. Laban Wilder, b. . 



330 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4289 iii. Abigail Wilder, b. . 

4290 iv. Calvin Wilder, b. . 

4291 v. dishing Wilder, b. . 



4292 vi. John Wilder, b. . 

4236 Daniel 4 Wilder (s. Isaac, 3 John,* Edward '), m. Jan. 
27, 1780, 

4293 Nancy Starr. Issue : 

4294 i. Nancy Wilder, b. Nov. 27, 1781 ; m. James Birdsall. 

4295 ii. Jane Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1783 ; m. Jesse Bates. 

4296 iii. Daniel Wilder, b. Aug. 17, 1784 ; in. Mary Dyer. 

4297 iv. Abiel Wilder, b. June 9, 1786 ; d. Jan. 18, 1838; m. 

Deborah Humphrey. 

4298 v. Lucy Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1792; m. Hosea Dunbar. 

4299 vi. Clarissa Wilder, b. April 9, 1796; d. June 16. 1869; 

m. John Kingman. 

4300 vii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. May 3, 1799; m. Lucius Pratt. 

4301 viii. Joseph D. Wilder, b. March 20, 1805 ; m. Mary 

French. 

4241 Nathanael 4 Wilder (s. Thomas, 3 Isaac, 3 Edward 1 ), 
m. 1743, 

4302 Elizabeth Jones. Issue : 

4303 i. Nathanael Wilder, b. 1745. 

4304 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. April 3, 1747. 

4243 Thomas 4 Wilder (s. Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
July, 1 75 1, 

4305 Sarah Garnett. Issue : 

4306 i. Sarah Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1753; m - Abel dishing. 

4307 ii. Betty Wilder, b. Oct. 10, 1755 ; m. Seth Sprague. 

4308 iii. Thomas Wilder, b. June 25, 1757 ; in. Bethiah Gardner. 

4309 iv. Ann Wilder, b. Nov. 7, 1759; m. Ezra Duncan. 

4310 v. Robert Wilder, b. June 5, 1764. 

43 1 1 vi. Delight Wilder, b. March 19, 1769 ; m. Laban Dunbar. 

4312 vii. Nathanael Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1772. 

4246 Samuel 4 Wilder (s. Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
1756, 

4313 Mary Chubbuck. Issue : 

4314 i. Mary Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1756. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 33 1 

43 T 5 ii- James Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1760. 

4316 iii. Samuel Wilder, b. March 30, 1762 ; d. April 5, 1842; 

m. Hannah Lazell. 

4317 iv. Mary Wilder, b. March 30, 1765 ; m. Solomon Gardner. 

4318 v. Emma Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1 77 1 ; m. Thomas Hobart. 

4247 Isaac 4 Wilder (s. Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward '), m. 17=58, 

4319 Letitia Chubbuck. Issue : 

4320 i. Letitia Wilder, b. July 15, 1758 ; m. Experience Ham- 

mond. 

4321 ii. Isaac Wilder, b. Jan. 31, 1760 ; d. Aug., 1777. 

4322 iii. Chloe Wilder, b. July 18, 1762; m. Elisha Whiton. 

4323 iv. Bela Wilder, b. May 10, 1764; d. Jan. 24, 1828; m. 

Sarah P2ells. 

4324 v. Submit Wilder, b. May 21, 1766; m. Abner Gardner. 

4325 vi. Olive Wilder, b. March 7, 1769. 

4326 vii. Rachel Wilder, b. March 1, 1771 ; m. Peter Loring. 

4327 viii. Joanna Wilder, b. April 10, 1773 ; m. Regemmelech 

Cushing. 

4328 ix. Elizur Wilder, b. April 26, 1775 > &• C* ct - 2 °> I ^5^ > - 

4251 Edward 4 Wilder (s. Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
Sept. 11, 1777, 

4329 Mary Hersey, b. Aug. 8, 1755 > d. Sept. 9, 1842. 

Issue : 

4330 i. Mary Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1778, m. Gamaliel Hartvvell. 

4331 ii. Twin Infant, born and died Jan. 20, 1778. 

4332 iii. Rachel Wilder, b. April 10, 1779; d. Aug. 27, 1810; 

m. Loring Jacobs. 

4333 lv - Clarissa Wilder, b. July 30, 1780; d. May 29, 1839; 

m. Charles F. Smith. 

4334 v. Edward Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1781 ; d. Nov. 28, 1853; 

m. Abigail Sylvester. 

4335 vi. Lewis Wilder, b. Nov. 19, 1782; d. Aug. 10, i860; m. 

Relief Richardson. 

4336 vii. Muriel Wilder, b. March 20, 1784 ; d. April, 1861 ; m 

Loring Jacobs. 

4337 viii. Joanna Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1785 ; d. June 15, 1834. 

4338 ix. Joshua Wilder, b. Dec. 12, 1786; d. Oct. 4, i860; m. 

Judith Shearman. 



332 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4339 x. Leah Wilder, b. March 12, 1788. 

4340 xi. Sally Wilder, b. Oct. 24, 1789; d. March 26, 1864. 

4341 xii. Martha Wilder, b. Nov. n, 1790. 

4342 xiii. Roxanna Wilder, b. Nov. 12, 1791 ; m. John Groce. 

4343 xiv. Benjamin Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1792 ; m. Sarah J. 

Gushing. 

4344 xv. Luanda Wilder, b. March 18, 1795 ; d. May 31, 1807. 

4345 xvi. Amelia Wilder, b. April 19, 1796; m. Rev. A. G. 

Duncan. 

4346 xvii. Harriet Wilder, b. May 10, T797 ; d. June 8, 1850; m. 

Lucius Perkins. 

4347 xviii. Matilda Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1799; m - Hawkes Fearing. 

4348 xix. Hannah Wilder, b. June 8, 1801 ; d. Sept., 1815. 

4349 xx. Mary Wilder, b. Nov., 1802 ; ) d. Nov. 3, 1802. 

4350 xxi. Martha Wilder, b. Nov., 1802 ; \ d. May 2, 1807. 

4253 Joseph 4 Wilder (s. Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 

4351 Tamesin Cushing. Issue : 

4352 i. Tamesin Wilder, b. April 8, 1781 ; d. March 9, 1841. 

4353 ii- Joseph Wilder, b. June 10, 1783; d. Feb. 22, 1870; m. 

Lydia Loring. 

4354 iii. Isaiah Wilder, b. 1785. 

4355 iv. Deborah Wilder, b. May r, 1787; d. March 10, 1844. 

4356 v. Celia Wilder, b. 1789. 

4357 vi. Hannah R. Wilder, b. 1792. 

4358 vii. Leah H. Wilder, b. 1795; d. Aug. 24, 1827. 

4254 Isaiah 4 Wilder (s. Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward '), m. Oct. 

4, '779> 

4359 Sukey A. Leavitt, d. May 9, 1840. Issue : 

4360 i. Sukey Wilder, b. Feb. 26, 1780; d. May 18, 1850. 

4361 ii. Isaiah Wilder, b. May 23, 1782 ; d. Oct. 11, i860. 

4362 iii. Hannah Wilder, b. Feb. 1, 1784 ; d. July 3, 1788. 

4363 iv. Lydia Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1786; d. Dec. 1, 1865; in. 

Daniel Stoddard. 

4364 v. Hannah Wilder, b. Sept. 27, 1789 ; d. May 21, 1819. 

4365 vi. Caroline Wilder, b. April 3, 1800 ; d. Sept. 15, 1842 ; 

m. Rev. A. Barnard. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 333 

4257 Benjamin 4 Wilder (s. Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
ist, 1787, 

4366 1 Lydia Lane ; m. 2d, 1824, 

4367 2 Mrs. Sally Grant Walker. Issue : 

4368 i. Lydia Wilder, b. Oct. 20, 1788; d. 1826; m. Nathan 

White. 

4369 ii. Nancy Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1790; d. 1849; m - Fox- 

well Thomas. 

4370 hi. Lucy Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 1791 ; m. Caleb Lincoln. 

4371 iv. Josiah Wilder, b. July 19, 1793; d. Sept. 19, 1828. 
±372 v. John Wilder, b. April 22, 1795 ; m. Polly Wilson. 

4373 vi. Lewis Wilder, b. Oct. 13, 1796; d. Aug. 13, 1856; m. 

Sophronia Divoll. 

4374 vii. Mary L. Wilder, b. 23, 1798; in. ist, Silas Gay ; m. 

2d, Josiah Metcalf. 

4375 viii. Peter Wilder, b. March 13, 1800; d. Nov. 22, 1871 ; 

m. Laura Leach. 

4376 ix. Benjamin Wilder, b. May 9, 1802 ; m. Nancy M. 

Stoddard. 

4377 x. Anna Wilder, b. June 19, 1804; d. Sept. 9, 1863 ; m. 

Joshua Stoddard. 

4378 xi. Hannah Wilder, b. Oct. 5, 1806; m. Abner Pratt. 

4379 xii. James S. Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1808; m. Zipporah 

Eldred. 

4380 xiii. Alonzo Wilder, b. Oct. 11, 1811. 

4381 xiv. Harrison Wilder, b. July 28, 1813 ; m. Mrs. Lucy Litch- 

field. 

4382 xv. Josiah Wilder, b. March 4, 1826 ; m. Emma Morse. 



4261 Jabez 4 Wilder (s. Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
Oct. 25, 1-861, 

4383 Sarah Crocker. Issue : 

4384 i. Sarah Wilder. 

4385 ii. Crocker Wilder ; m. Deborah Jacobs. 

4386 iii. Eunice Wilder. 

4387 iv. Alice Wilder. 

4388 v. Martha Wilder.' 

4389 vi. Warner Wilder. 

4390 vii. Jabez Wilder. 



334 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4262 Theophilus 4 Wilder (s. Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward '), m. 1762, 

4391 Lydia Cushing, b. Sept. 1, 1745; d. Aug, 1, 1811. 

Issue : 

4392 i. Lydia Wilder, b. Jan. 20, 1763; d. July 2, 1763. 

4393 ii. Lydia Wilder, b. May 30, 1764; m. William Lewis. 

4394 iii- Theophilus Wilder, b. Jan. 21, 1766 ; m. Mary Bridges. 

4395 iv. Mary Wilder, b. July 15, 1768; d. July 31, 1830; in. 

William Kilby. 

4396 v. Sarah Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1770; m. Moses Lincoln. 

4397 vi. Ebenezer Wilder, b. Aug. 5, 1772 ; d. Oct. 10, 185 1 ; 

m. Abigail Ayers. 

4398 vii. Susannah Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1774; d. Feb. 6, 1839 ; 111. 

Mark Allan, 

4399 viii. Bela Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1776; d. Dec. 11, 1857; m. 

Hannah Lewis. 

4400 ix. Persis Wilder, b. Feb. 26, 1779; d. Sept. 15, 1779. 

4401 x. Persis Wilder, b. Oct. 13, 1780; d. Oct. 20, i860; m. 

Jonathan Reynolds. 

4402 xi. Deborah Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1782 ; d. Oct. 9, 1832 ; m. 

William Mayhew. 

4403 xii. Elizabeth Wilder* b. Aug, 20, 1789; d. Oct. 14, 1859; 

m. Thomas Eastman 1 '. 

4404 xiii. Theodore Wilder, b. June 20, 1792; d. Oct. 15, 1861 ; 

m. Margaret Hersey. 



4263 Mary 4 Wilder (dr. Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
1763, 

4405 Elijah Whiton. Issue : 

4406 i. Mary Whiton, b. Oct. 1, 1764. 

4407 ii. Persis Whiton, b. Sept., 1766. 

4408 iii. Elizabeth Whiton, b. Aug., 1769. 

4409 iv. Tamesin Whiton, b. Oct. 11, 1 771. 

4410 v. Charlotte Whiton, b. Feb., 1774. 

441 1 vi. Merritt Whiton, b. July, 1776. 

4412 vii. Isaiah Whiton, b. 1778. 

4413 viii. Blossom Whiton, b. 1781. 

4414 ix. Walter Whiton, b. 1783. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 335 

4265 Keziah Wilder (sister of Mary), m. 1770, 

4415 Zechariah Whiton, s. David Whiton. Issue : 

4416 i. Prudence Whiton, b. 1771. 

4417 ii. Charles Whiton, b. 1773; d. 1775. 

4418 iii. Theophiltis Whiton, b. 1775. 

4419 iv. Susan Whiton, b. 1777. 

4420 v. Sybil Whiton, b. 1780. 

4421 vi. Hosea Whiton, b. 1782. 

4422 vii. Patty Whiton. 

4423 viii. Martha Whiton. 

4424 ix. Priscilla Whiton. 

4266 Zenas 4 Wilder (Theophilns, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 

1780, 

4425 Bathsheba Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1756, dr. Isaac 

Wilder. Issue : 

4426 i. Zenas Wilder, b. June 28, 1781 ; d. Aug. 16, 1817. 

4427 ii. Bathsheba Wilder, b. May 5, 1783. 

4428 iii. Tamar Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1784. 

4429 iv. Theophilus Wilder, b. June 11, 1787. 

4430 v. Pyam Wilder, b. March 12, 1789. 
443 r vi. Lydia Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1791. 

4432 vii. Mary Wilder, b. April 22, 1794. 

4433 viii. Eunice Wilder, b. Sept. 20, 1796. 

4434 ix. Ephraim Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1798. 

4273 Zechariah 6 Wilder (John, 4 Ephraim, 3 Jabez,' Ed- 
ward '), m. > 

4435 Temperance Strong, b. June 15, 1758. Issue: 

4436 i. Ezra Wilder. 

4437 ii. John Wilder. "~ 

4438 iii. Zechariah Wilder. 

4439 iv. Rebecca Wilder. 

4440 v. Abigail Wilder. 

4441 vi. Hannah Wilder. 

4442 vii. Luther Wilder. 

4443 viii. David Wilde; . 

4444 ix. Temperance Wilder. 

4445 x. Nathan Wilder. 

4446 xi. Stephen Wilder. 



336 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4280 Shubael 6 Wilder (David, 4 Ephraim, 9 Jabez,' Ed- 
ward '), m. 1789, 
4447 Sarah Wright, of Northampton. Issue : 

-1-148 i. Asenatli Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1793. 

4282 Seth 6 Wilder (Seth, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), 
tn. . Issue : 

4419 i. Reuben Wilder. 

4450 ii. William Wilder. 

4451 iii. Tovvnsend Wilder. 

4287 Isaac 5 Wilder (s. Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John,' 2 Edward 1 ), m. 
1801, 

4452 Ruth Mann. Issue : 

4453 '■ Rut' 1 Wilder, b. April, 1803; in. Josiah Prouty. 
41-51 ii- Isaac M. Wilder, b. June 19, 1805 ; 111. Lucinda Eells. 

4455 iii. Hannah Wilder, b. Sept., 1807. 

4456 iv. John C. Wilder, b. 1809. 

4157 v. David Wilder, b. 1812 ; m. Judith Johnson. 

4458 vi. Caleb Wilder, b. 1817. 

1288 IvAban 6 Wilder (s. Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 

4459 Rebecca Donnel. Issue : 

4460 i. Rebecca Wilder, 111. Ansel Groce. 

4461 ii. Jane Wilder, in. R. G. Greene. 

4462 iii. Laban Wilder, m. Lucy E. Curtis.' 

4463 iv. Charles Wilder, tn. Mary E. Hayes. 

4291 Cushing 5 Wilder (Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), 
in. June 17, 1817, 

4464 Nancy Spaulding, b. June 27, 1787 ; d. June 22, 1832. 

Issue : 

4465 i. John Wilder, b. June 13, 1820 ; m. 1st, Fanny E. Bon- 

ner; m. 2d, Margaret Fairfield. 

4466 ii. Dan. E. Wilder, b. Dec. 19, 1822. 

4 107 iii- Ephraim S. Wilder, b. June 22, 1829 ; m. Harriet 
Hardy. 




GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 337 

4297 Abiel 5 Wilder (Daniel/ Isaac, 3 John, 2 Edward '), ra. 
Jan. i, 1802, 

4468 Deborah Humphreys. Issue : 

4469 i. James H. Wilder, b. Aug. 14, 1809; m. Elizabeth M. 

Parsons. 

4470 ii. Cordelia Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 181 2 ; m. Joseph D. 

Adams. 

4471 iii. Edwin Wilder, b. Oct. 14, 1814 ; d. May 23, 1872 ; m. 

Eliza B. Osgood. 

4472 iv. Deborah Wilder, b. May 26, 181 7. 

4473 v - William W. Wilder, b. 18 19 ; m. Eliza Peake. 

4474 vi. Susan R. Wilder, b. May 10, 182 1 ; m. Hiram Chapin. 
44715 vii. Abiel Wilder, b. April 1, 1823 ; m. Susan Chandler. 

4476 viii. Henry A. Wilder, b. April 29, 1825 ; m. Zelinda 

Humphreys. 

4477 ix. Charles B. Wilder, b. April 10, 1827. 

4478 x. George Wilder, b. Jan. 3, 1829 ; d. Aug. 16, 1830. 

4479 xi. George Wilder, b. July 9, 1830. 

4303 Nathanael 6 Wilder (s. Nathanael, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 
Edward ] ), a farmer of distinction in Middleboro ; a 
Representative in General Court; m. 1st, in 1766, 

4480 1 Priscilla Pratt; m. 2d, in 1777',' 

4481 2 Mrs. Sarah (Wood) Tinkham. Issue: 

4482 i. Nathanael Wilder, b. 1766; d. 1846; m. Hannah 

Barnard. 

4483 ii. Ebenezer Wilder, m. Mary Bamp. 

4484 iii. Benaiah Wilder, m. Susan Bryant. 

4485 iv. Priscilla Wilder, b. May 1, 1778 ; m. Jedediah Holmes. 

4486 v. Sally Wilder, d. Oct., 1863 ; m. Sylvanus Thomas. 

4487 vi. Betsey Wilder, m. 1st, Consider Bradford ; m. 2d, 

Robert Cook. 

4488 vii. Mary Wilder, m. Henry Holmes. 

4489 viii. Darius Wilder, m. Hannah Sayward. 

4490 ix. Thomas Wilder, ra. Lydia Thomas. 

4308 Thomas 5 Wilder (Thomas, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Ed- 
ward 1 ), m. Dec. 17, 1779, 

4491 Bethiah Gardner. Issue : 

4492 i. Bethiah Wilder, b. May 28, 1780 ; m. Joshua Dearborn. 

23 



338 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4493 ii. Sarah Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1782 ; d. 1849; m - Timothy 

Field. 

4494 iii. Ruth Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1784. 

4495 iv. Betty Wilder, b. March 6, 1786; d. Jan. 18, 1802. 

4496 v. Mahala Wilder, b. April 12, 1788; m. Thomas Harris. 

4497 vi. Robert Wilder, b. July 22, 1790; d. Sept. 12, 1832 ; 

in. Martha Field. 

4498 vii. Miriam Wilder, b. Feb. 21, 1793; d. July 29, 1796. 

4499 viii. Thomas Wilder, b. March 1, 1795 ; d. Sept. 11, 1796. 

4500 ix. Miriam Wilder, b. May 21, 1797; d. Sept. 3, 1845. 

4312 Nathanael 5 Wilder (s. Thomas, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 
Edward 1 ), m. Sept. 30, 1792, 

4501 Jane Marsh. Issue : 

4502 i. Nathanael Wilder, b. Feb. 3, 1793 ; in. Patty Bates. 

4503 ii. Caleb Wilder, b. March 29, 1795; d. Dec. 3, 1798. 

4504 iii. Seth S. Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1797; d. May 21, 1795!] 
45°5 i y - Jane M. Wilder, b. March 15, 1799 ; d. Feb. 13, 1833 ; 

m. Peter Stoddard. 

4506 v. Caleb Wilder, b. Dec. 23, 1801 ; d. Jan. 12, 1850; m. 

Lydia Damon. 

4507 vi. Eliza Wilder, b. May 20, 1804 ; m. Isaac Waters. 

4508 vii. Seth S. Wilder, b. March 25, 1806; d. Sept. 19, 1849; 

in. Maria Lincoln. 

4509 viii. Mary Wilder, b. Jan. 8, 1808 ; d. Dec, 1832 ; m. John 

Waters. 

4510 ix. Henry Wilder, b. June 3, 181 1. 

45 1 1 x. Martin W. Wilder, b. Feb. 25, 18 14. 

4512 xi. Emeline Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1816; m. George Adams. 

4334 Edward" Wilder (Edward, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 3 Ed- 
ward '), m. 1805, 

4513 Abigail Sylvester. Issue: 

4514 i. Mary F. Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1806. 

4515 ii. Abigail G. Wilder, b. May 6, 1810 ; d. Oct. 30, 1845 ', 

m. Theodore Reed. 

4516 iii. Lucinda Wilder, b. Nov. 9, 181 1 ; d. Oct. 14, 1829. 

4517 iv. Charlotte Wilder, b. {Feb. 21, 1814; m. Charles W. 

Smith. 

4518 v. Harriet Wilder, b. Jan. 27, 1816; m. Charles Sprague. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 339 

4519 vi. Edward Wilder, b. March 30, 1819; 111. Emily 

dishing. 

4520 vii. Martin Wilder, b. May 27, 182 1 ; m. Hannah H. 

Churchill. 

4521 viii. Franklin Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1824; d. Aug., 1844. 

4522 ix. Edwin Wilder, b. Feb. 8, 1829 ; m. Olive M. Whiton. 

4335 Lewis Wilder (Edward, Edward, Jabez, Edward), m. 
Sept. 4, 1803, 

4523 Relief Richardson. Issue : 

4524 i. Mary Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1804 ; d. Feb. 9, 1848. 

4525 ii. Lewis Wilder, b. Dec. 3, 1807 ; d. Sept. 19, 1808. 

4526 iii. Lewis W lder, b. June, 1809 ; d. 1831. 

4527 iv. Eliza Wilder, b. July 27, 181 1. 

4528 v. William Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 1813 ; d. Oct. 20, 1813. 

4529 vi. William Wilder, b. June 8, 1815 ; m. Margaret Meighan. 

4530 vii. Edward Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1816; d. June 10, 185 1. 

4531 viii. Martha Wilder, b. Sept. 8, 18x8; d. Aug. 29, 1820. 

4338 Joshua 6 Wilder (s. Edward, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 5 Ed- 
ward '), m. 18 1 2, 

453 2 Judith Shearman. Issue : 

4533 i- Joshua Wilder, b. Dec. 19, 18 13. 

4534 ii. Judith S. Wilder, b. July 30, 1815 ; d. Feb. 9, 182 1. 

4535 iii. Rachel Wilder, b. June 27, 1817; m. George D. 

Sylvester. 

4536 iv. Ezra Wilder, b. June 12, 1819 ; m. Rebecca Towne. 

4537 v. Lucy Wilder, b. Oct. 7, 1822 ; d. Oct. to, 1823. 

4538 vi. Judith S. Wilder, b. Nov. 16, 1824 ; d. April 7, 1853. 

4539 vii. Henry Wilder, b. Feb. 2, 1827; d. March 30, 1855. 

4343 Benjamin 6 Wilder (Edward, 4 Edward,' Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward '), m. 1 8 14, 

4540 Sarah J. Cushing. Issue : 

4541 i. Henry C. Wilder, b. July 14, 1816 ; m. Mary Jacobs. 

4 542 ii. Benjamin Wilder, b. March 14, 1818; m. Jane M. 
Stoddard. 

4543 iii. Sarah G. Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1819; d. April 22, 1824; 

m. Philip W. Colby. 

4544 iv. Joanna Wilder, b. Sept. 30, 182 1 ; d. July 10, 1873; 

m. Charles W. Lane. 



34-0 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4545 v. Andrew Wilder, b. May 27, 1827. 

4546 vi. Edward Wilder, b. Feb. 8, 1831 ; d. May 17, 1854. 

4353 Joseph 6 Wilder (s. Joseph, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward '), m. 1810, 

4547 Lydia Loring. Issue : 

4548 i. Lydia Wilder, b. Oct. 18, 181 1 ; m. Daniel Bartlett. 

4549 ii. Joseph C. Wilder, b. June 10, 1815 ; d. Aug. 29, 1867 ; 

in. Priscilla Bailey. 

4550 iii. Sarah L. Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 181 7. 

4551 iv. Hannah Wilder, b. July it, 1820 ; m. Daniel Childs. 

4552 v. Mary Ann Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1822 ; m. William S. 

Towne. 

4363 Lydia b Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward '), m. 1st, 1812, 

4553 x Nathan White, d. Feb., 181 7 ; m. 2d, 

4554 2 Lowell Goodridge. Issue: 

4555 *■ Nancy White, b. 1816. 

4369 Nancy 5 Wilder (dr. Benjamin 4 ), m. 1814, 

4556 Foxwell N. Thomas, d. 1841. Issue: 

4557 i. Eliza Thomas, b. . 

4558 ii. Nelson Thomas, b. . 

4559 iii. Nancy Thomas, b. . 

4372 John 6 Wilder (s. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward 2 ), m. 1st, 1822, 

4560 1 Polly Wilson, b. Aug. 11, 1801 ; d. May 10, 1850; 

m. 2d, 1852, 

4561 2 Sarah Ellen Cragin. Issue : 

4562 i. Josiah Wilder, b. 1823 ; d. Nov. n, 1852. 

4563 ii. Lucy E. Wilder, b. May 11, 1825 ; m. R. W. Clark. 

4564 iii. Charles Carroll Wilder, b. Sept. 3, 1827 ; d. Oct., 1844; 

m. Harriet Haskins. 

4565 iv. Alexander Pope Wilder, b. 1829; m. Sarah Eager. 

4566 v. Susan Oella Wilder, b. April 25, 1835. 

4567 vi. Solomon Wilson Wilder, b. 1837 ; m. Ellen Sabin. 

4568 vii. Joseph Warren Wilder, b. June 28, 1841 ; d. Oct., 

1841. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 341 

4569 viii. Emma Jane Wilder, b. March 19, 1854. 

4570 ix. Edward Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1856. 

4373 Lewis b Wilder (Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 

ward '), m. 

4571 Sophronia Divoll (dr. Levi Divoll). Issue : 

4572 i. Alonzo D. Wilder, b. . 

4573 ii. Nathan Wilder, b. . 

• 4574 iii. Nancy Wilder, b. ■. 

4374 Mary L. 6 Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 

Edward '), m. 1st, 18 14, 

4575 1 Silas Gav, d. 1834; m. 2d, 

4576 2 Josiah Metcalf, d. 1854. Issue: 

4577 i. Lydia Gay, b. ; to. Miles Stoddard. 

4578 ii. Mary Jane Gay, b. ; m. Dexter Underwood. 

4579 iii. John Gay, b. ; m. Emma Grout. 

4580 iv. Anna Gay, b. ; d. 1839. 

4375 Peter 5 Wilder (Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 

ward x ), m. 183 1, 

4581 Laura Leach. Issue: 

4582 i. Joseph Wilder, b. 1833 ; m. Eliza Merriam. 

4583 ii. Lucy Wilder, b. 1836. 

4584 iii. George Wilder, b. 1839. 

4585 iv. Isabella Wilder, b. 1841. 

4376 Benjamin 6 Wilder (s. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 

Edward J ), m. 

4586 Nancy M. Stoddard, b. June 6, 1809. Issue : 

4587 i. Harriet Wilder, b. July 15, 1833; m. Obadiah Walker. 

4588 ii. Elizabeth L. Wilder, b. Jan 2, 1835 ; m. Levi Haskell. 

4589 iii. Benjamin O. Wilder, b. June 23, 1836 ; m. Ella 

Walker. 

4590 iv. Charles N. Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1837; m. Martha S. 

Thornton. 

4591 v. Nancy H. Wilder, b. March 25, 1839 ! U1 - George L. 

Souther. 

4592 vi. Hosea S. Wilder, b. 1840; d. 1841. 



342 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4377 Anna 5 Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 etc.), m. 
Nov., 1832, 

4593 Joshua Stoddard. Issue : 

4594 i. Marietta Stoddard, b. 1833 ; m. Daniel Garfield. 

4595 ii. Sophronia Stoddard, m. Ebenezer Willis. 

4596 iii. Martin Stoddard. 

\ 4378 Hannah 6 Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 1 etc.), m. 

4597 Abner Pratt, of Hingham. Issue: 

4598 i. Sarah L. Pratt ; m. Jacob Burrill. 

4599 ii. Benjamin F. Pratt. 

4379 James 5 S. Wilder (s. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 
Edward l ), m. 

4600 Zipporah Eldred. Issue : 

4601 i. William Wilder. 

4602 ii. Frances Wilder. 

4381 Harrison 5 Wilder (s. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 

Edward '), m. 1840, 

4603 Mrs. Lucy Litchfield, b. Jan. 17, 181 2. Issue : 

4604 i. Harrison Wilder, b. April 21, 1844 ; m. Lois R. Cleave- 

land, of Scituate. 

4605 ii. George W. Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1846; a carpenter of 

Georgia. 

4606 iii. Lucy L. Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 1852 ; m. James S. Clapp. 

4607 iv. John H. Wilder, b. May 26, 1854. 

4608 v. Lydia S. Wilder, b. ; m. Sydney H. Merriam. 

4382 Josiah 5 Wilder (s. Benjamin, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 

ward '), a produce and agricultural dealer in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; m. 1854, 

4609 Elmira Morse, b. Feb. 17, 1827. Issue : 

4610 i. Florence Louisa Wilder, b. Feb. 9, 1857. 

461 1 ii. Ida Belle Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1859. 

4612 iii. William H. Wilder, b. Dec. 16, i860. 

4613 iv. Nellie Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1863, ) 

4614 v. Nettie Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1863, j twms ' 

4615 vi. Carrie Chase Wilder, b. July 4,, 1866. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 343 

4616 vii. Emma W. Wilder, b. July x, 1869. 

4617 viii. Mary E. Wilder, b. June 23, 1871 ; d. May 17, 1873. 

4385 Crocker 6 Wilder (s. Jabez, 6 Jabez, 4 Theophilus,' 
Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1795, 

4618 Deborah Jacobs. Issue : 

4619 i. Deborah Wilder, b. May 4, 1796 ; d. May 23, 1856 ; 

m. Theophilus Kilby. 

4620 ii. Martha C. Wilder, b. Aug. 30, 1797 ; d. Aug. 16, 1875 5 

m. Isaiah Tower. 

4621 iii. Hannah Wilder, b. May 2, 1799 ; d. May 5, 1871 ; m. 

Michael T. Clapp. 

4622 iv. Lydia Wilder, b. Jan. 27, 1801 ; d. Dec. 4, 1869; m. 

Elijah Whiton. 

4623 v. Crocker Wilder, b. May 5, 1802 ; d. Dec. 17, 1875 > 

m. Mary A. Spooner. 

4624 vi. Alden Wilder, b. Feb. 5, 1805 ; m. Joanna dishing. 

4625 vii. Mary Wilder, b. Feb. 7, 1806 ; m. Thomas Eastman. 

4626 viii. Eunice Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1807 ; m. James H. Fearing. 

4627 ix. Sarah Wilder, b. Sept. 24, 1809; m. Leonard Gardner. 

4628 x. Lorissa Wilder, b. May 26, 181 x ; d. 10, 1812. 

4629 xi. Louisa Wilder, b. June 4, 1813 ; m. Joshua Tower. 

4630 xii. Theophilus Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1815 ; d. Nov. 8, 1842. 

4631 xiii. Susan Wilder, b. June 5, 181 7. 

4394: Theophilus 5 Wilder (s. Theophilus, 4 Theophilus, 3 
Jabez 2 ), m. 1st, in 1784, 

4632 1 Mary Bridges, d. 20, 1801 ; m. 2d, 1802, 

4633 2 Hannah Waterman. Issue : 

4634 i. Theophilus Wilder, b. April 6, 1786. 

4635 ii. Mary Wilder, b. May 12, 1792. 

4636 iii. John Wilder, b. July 24, 1794. 

4637 iv. Joseph Wilder, b. Aug. 23, 1797. 

4638 v. William Wilder, b. Aug. 30, 1799 ; d. Dec. 4, 1819. 

4639 vi. Robert Wilder, b. July 14, 1802. 

4640 vii. Mehetable Wilder, b. Aug., 1804. 

4641 viii. dishing Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1806. 

4642 ix. Theodore Wilder, b. May 9, 1809. 

4643 x. Hannah Wilder, b. June 13, 181 1. 

4644 xi. Isaac Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1813. 

4645 xii. Charles Wilder, b. Aug. 14, 1818. 



344 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4395 Mary 6 Wilder (dr. Theophilus, 4 . s. Theophilus 3 ), m. 

1783, 

4646 Dea. William Kilby, b. 1762 ; d. April 15, 1829. 

Issue : 

4647 i. William Kilby, b. April 20, 1784; m. Abigail Wilder. 

4648 ii. Daniel Kilby, b. March 25, 1791 ; d. Jan. 31, 1820; 

m. Joanna Hobart. 

4649 iii. John Kilby, b. May 19, 1793 ; d. May, 1852 ; m. 

Lydia C. Wilder. 

4650 iv. Mary Kilby, b. Aug. n, 1795; d. Aug. 24, 1846; m. 

Aaron Hobart. 

4651 v. Theophilus Kilby, b. Nov. 10, 1797 ; d. Sept. 7, 1852 ; 

m. Deborah Wilder. 

4652 vi. Sarah Kilby, b. Nov. 13, 1799 ; d. June 30, 1806. 

4653 vii. Benjamin Kilby, b. Nov. 26, 1800; m. Eliza Rice. 

4654 viii. Sarah Kilby, b. July 15, 1807; d. Sept. 1, 1827. 

4655 ix. Lydia C. Kilby, b. Feb. 5, 1809; d. Aug., 1849; m. 

John Allan. 

4396 Sarah i Wilder (dr. Theophilus, 4 Theophilus,' Jabez, 2 

Edward '), m. 

4656 Moses Lincoln. Issue : 

4657 i. Mary Lincoln, b. . 

4658 ii. Lucy Lincoln, b. ; m. Theodore Wilder. 

4659 iii. Susan Lincoln, b. ; m. John Wilder. 

4660 iv. Sarah Lincoln, b. ; m. Sprague. 

4661 v. Moses C. Lincoln, b. ; m. Mehetabel Wilder. 

4397 Ebenezer Cushing Wilder (s. Theophilus, The- 

ophilus), m. Dec. 15, 1791, 

4662 Abigail Ayers, b. Nov. 14, 1775; d. Nov. 21, 1862. 

Issue : 

4663 i- Abigail Wilder, b. Dec. 12, 1792; m. Dea. William 

Kilby. 

4664 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. Dec. 1, 1795 ; d. Nov. 9, 1808. 

4665 iii. Lydia C. Wilder, b. Dec. 14, 1797; d. Feb. 18, 1859; 

m. Dea. John Kilby. 
466b iv. Dolly A. Wilder, b. May 3, 1800 ; d. April 18, 1836 ; 

m. Samuel Johnson. 
4667 v. Ebenezer C. Wilder, b. May 13, 1802 ; m. Jane Allan. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 345 

4668 vi. Deborah Wilder, b. May 26, 1804 ; d. Jan. 30, 1838 ; 

m. Bela R. Reynolds. 

4669 vii. Hannah Wilder, b. June 21, 1806 ; d. May, 1827. 

4670 viii. Elijah A. Wilder, b. June 20, 1808 ; m. Eliza Foster. 

4671 ix. Elizabeth Wilder, b. March 11, 1810 ; m. Solomon M. 

Foster. 

4672 x. Hannah Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1812 ; m. Ebenezer 

Gardner. 

4673 xi. Mariner A. Wilder, b. April 8, 1814 ; m. Mary E. 

Smith. 

4674 xii. George W. Wilder, b. March 2, 1816 ; m. Lydia E. 

Loring. 

4675 xiii. Samuel A. Wilder, b. 1818 ; m. Ellen . 

4398 Susannah Wilder (dr. Theophilus, s. Theophilus), m. 

4676 Mark Allan. Issue : 

4677 i. Mary Allan, b. Aug. 24, 1792 ; in. Andrew Sprague. 

4678 ii. Lydia Allan, b. 1797; m. Bradbury. 

4679 iii. Elizabeth Allan, b. Feb. 17, 1799. 

4680 iv. Jane Allan, b. Dec. 2, 1800 ; m. Ebenezer C. Wilder. 

4681 v. John Allan, b. Sept. 3, 1802 ; m. Lydia C. Kilby. 

4682 vi. Theophilus Allan, b. April 28, [804 ; m. Martha 

Sargent. 

4683 vii. Sally Allan, b. July 13, 1806. 

4684 viii. William Allan, b. May 13, 1808; m. Jane Potter. 

4682 ix. Abigail Allan, b. June 9, 1813. 

4683 x. Ebenezer Allan, b. July 13, 1817. 

4399 Bela b Wilder (s. Theophilus, 4 Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 

ward '), m. 

4684 Hannah Lewis. Issue : 

4685 i. Bela Wilder, b. June 29, 1800. 

4686 ii. Lewis Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1801. 

4687 iii. Ebed Wilder, b. May 6, 1803 ; d. 1804. 

4688 iv. Ebed Wilder, b. Aug. 7, 1806 ; m. Esther Farnsworth. 

4689 v. Hannah Wilder, b. June 21, 1809. 

4401 Persis Wilder (sister of Bela), m. 

4690 Jonathan Reynolds. Issue : 

4691 i. Lydia C. Reynolds, b. Aug. 17, 1795. 



34 6 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4692 ii. Bela R. Reynolds, b. Sept. 15, T797 ; m. Deborah 

Wilder. 

4693 iii. Persis Reynolds, b. Aug. 16, 1799; d. June 12, 1821. 

4694 iv. Jonathan Reynolds, b. Sept. 15, 1801. 

4695 v. Nathanael Reynolds, b. May 16, 1803. 

4696 vi. Benjamin Reynolds, b. June 18, 1805 ; m. Eunice 

Clark. 

4697 vii. Maria Reynolds, b. Sept. 12, 1806. 

4698 viii. Mary K. Reynolds, b. June 12, 1808. 

4699 ix. William A. Reynolds, b. July 5, 1810. 

4700 x. Parker Reynolds, b. June 4, 181 3. 

44:02 Deborah 5 Wilder (dr. Theophilus, 4 s.^Theophilus, 8 Ja- 
bez, 3 Edward '), m. 1800, 

4701 William Mayhew. Issue : 

4702 i. Priscilla Mayhew, b. Nov. 14, 1801. 

4703 ii. William Mayhew, b. April 1, 1803. 

4704 iii. Hannah Mayhew, b. Dec. 2, 1805. 

4705 iv. John Mayhew, b. Dec. 12, 1806. 

4706 v. Lydia Mayhew, b. Dec. 16, 1808. 

4707 vi. Ebenezer Mayhew, b. June 7, 18 10. 

4708 vii. Lewis D. Mayhew, b. Feb. 1, 1813. 

4709 viii. Abijah G. Mayhew, b. Nov. 15, 1814; d. 1858. 

4710 ix. Bela Mayhew, b. Aug. 6, 1816. 

4711 x. Maria Mayhew, b. Jan. 14, 1819. 

4712 xi. Benjamin Mayhew, b. June 16, 1821. 

4713 xii. Theodore Mayhew, b. 1823. 

44-03 Elizabeth 6 Wilder* (dr. Theophilus, etc.) ; m. 1804, 

4714 Thomas Eastman.* Issue : 

4715 i. Thomas Eastman,' b. May 14, 1806; m. Mary Wilder. 

4716 ii. Isaac Eastman, b.'Dec, 1808 ; m. Susan D . 

4717 iii. Samuel Eastman,' b. Feb., 1810 ; m. Catharine . 

4718 iv. Eliza Eastman,' b. Oct. 3, 18 12. 

4719 v. Hannah G, Eastman," b. July 14, 1816 ; m. Azor 

Baker. 

4720 vi. Daniel Eastman, N b. Aug. 28, 1818 ; m. Alicia Mc- 

Gregor. 

4721 vii. Charles Eastman,*b. July 4, 1820; m. Rachel Hewes. 

4722 viii. George Eastman,"b. July 19, 1824; m. Cyrene Hewes. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 347 

4723 ix. Andrew M. Eastman,*" b. Jan. 28, 1830. 

4724 x. Catharine Eastman,' b. June 8, 1833. 

4404 Theodore s Wilder (s. Theophilus, 4 Theophilus 5 ), in. 
1813, 

4725 Margaret Hersey. Issue : 

4726 i. Lydia L. Wilder, b. July 22, 18 14. 

4727 ii. Jotham Wilder, b. July 30, 18 18. 

4728 iii. Bela Wilder, b. May 24, 182 1. 

4729 iv. Abigail C. Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1824. 

4730 v. Persis R. Wilder, b. Aug. 5, 1826. 

4731 vi. Alfred R. Wilder, b. Dec. 28, 1828. 

4426 Zenas " Wilder (s. Zenas, 5 Theophilus"), m. 1804, 

4732 Hannah Clark, b. 1781 ; d. March 6, 1874; lived in 

Dennysville. Issue : 

4733 i. Roxby Wilder, b. April 5, 1805 ; m. Thomas Shaw. 

4734 ii. Hannah Wilder, b. May 27, 1807. 

4735 iii. Lydia Wilder, b. Sept. 28, 1809; d. July 5, 1870; m. 

Dugald McLaughlin. 

4736 iv. Emma Wilder, b. June 6, 1812 ; m. Zadoc Smith. 

4737 v. Susan Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1814. 

4738 vi. Isaac Wilder, b. Feb. 22, 1816, Sheriff of Washington 

Co. 

4739 vii. Pyam Wilder, b. May 10, 1822 ; m. Mary Mcllvain. 

4740 viii. Sarah Ann Wilder, b. Sept. it, 1825 5 m - Randall. 

4429 Theophilus* Wilder (s. Zenas, 6 Theophilus 4 ), m. 
1814, 

4741 Rachel . Issue : 

4742 i. Jairus Wilder, b. June 12, 1816. 

4743 ii. Rachel Wilder, b. Sept. 20, 18 18. 

4744 iii. Nancy Wilder, b. Aug. 28, 182a. 

4745 iv. Sophia Wilder, b. May 1, 1823. 

4746 v. Lydia Wilder, b. Jan. 18, 1825. 

4747 vi. Mary Wilder, b. June 27, 1826. 

4748 vii. Theophilus Wilder, b. April 14, 1829 ; m. Abby Rey- 

nolds. 

4749 viii. Benjamin Wilder, b. Nov. 11, 1831. 

4750 ix. Caleb Wilder, b. Dec. 15, 1833. 



348 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4751 x. Isaac Wilder, b. Nov. 20, 1836 ; m. Frances B. Smith. 

4752 xi. Salome Wilder, b. Nov. 26, 1838. 

4434: Ephraim 5 Wilder (s. Zenas, 4 Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Ed- 
ward '), m. 

4753 Sarah . Issue : 

4754 i. Ephraim Wilder, b. Feb. 22, 1824. 

4755 ii. Thomas Wilder, b. March 20, 1826. 

4756 iii. Zenas Wilder, b. Dec. 10, 1827. 

4757 iv. Catharine M. Wilder, b. Oct. 1, 1830. 

4758 v. Elvira Wilder, b. Sept. 2, 1835. 

4448 Asenath 6 Wilder (dr. Shubael, 6 David, 4 Ephraim, 3 

John, 2 Edward '), m. 1st, 

4759 1 John Edwards ; m. 2d, in 1820, 

4760 2 Lewis Phelps, a fanner of Northampton, Mass. 

Issue : 

4761 i. Fanny Phelps, b. Aug. 21, 1822 ; m. Hiram Augur, of 

New Haven. 

4762 ii. Calvin Wilder Phelps, b. Feb. 13, 1826. 

4763 iii. Julia Rockwell Phelps, b. Nov. 14, 1828. 

4764 iv. Levi R. Phelps, b. Sept. 7, 1832 ; d. Oct. 17, 1832. 

4765 v. Elijah Phelps, b. Sept. 18, 1834. 

4766 vi. Adelaide Phelps, b. Dec. 25, 1836 ; m. William A. 

Augur. 

4449 Reuben 6 Wilder (s. Seth, 6 Seth, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 3 

Edward '), m. 
. Issue : 

4767 i- John Thomas Wilder, b. Jan. 31, 1830. 

4768 ii. Horace Wilder. 

4769 iii. Elizabeth Wilder. 

4770 iv. Clarissa Wilder. 

4771 v. Mary Ann Wilder. 

4454 Isaac M. 8 Wilder (s. Isaac, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 
Edward '), m. 

4772 Lucinda Eells. Issue : 

4773 i. Isaac Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1834. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 349 

4774 ii. Joseph E. Wilder, b. April 14, 1839. 

4775 iii. Luanda Wilder, b. July 1, 1841 ; d. April 2, 187 1. 

4457 David 6 Wilder (s. Isaac, 6 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 Ed- 
ward *), m. 1 st, 

4776 1 Judith Tolman ; in. 2d, 

4777 2 Mary E. Thompson. Issue : 

4778 i. John Calvin Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1853. 

4779 ii. Eliza Tolman Wilder, b. May, 1856. 

4780 iii. Ruth Mann Wilder, b. Dec. 18, 1858. 

4465 John 6 Wilder (s. dishing, 6 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 Ed- 
ward 1 ) m. 1st, June 8, 1808, 

4781 1 Fanny A. Bonner ; m. 2d, 

4782 2 Margaret O. Fairfield. Issue : 

4783 i. John A. Wilder, b. Sept., 1846; d. April 18, 1848. 

4784 ii. Helen Wilder, b. Feb. 15, 1849. 

4785 iii. Fanny E. Wilder, b. Aug. 26, 1854. 

4786 iv. Mary E. Wilder, b. May 1, 1861. 

4787 v. Albert E. Wilder, b. Feb. 23, 1864. 

4788 vi. Adaline J. Wilder, b. Oct. 11, 1866. 

4789 vii. Nellie L. Wilder, b. March n, 1871. 

4467 Ephraim S. 6 Wilder (s. Cushing, 6 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 John, 2 
Edward 1 ), m. Sept. 28, 1852, 

4790 Harriet Hardy. Issue : 

4791 i. George A. Wilder, b. March 2, 18^9. 

4792 ii. Edgar L. Wilder, b. Jan. 21, t86i. 

4793 iii. Milelta Wilder, b. April 20, 1863. 

4482 Nathanael 6 Wilder (Nathanael, 6 Nathanael, 4 Thom- 

as, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward '), m. 

4794 Hannah Barnard, d. 1828. Issue : 

4795 i- Briscilla P. Wilder, m. Captain Christopher Smith. 

4796 ii. Catharine Wilder. 

4483 Ebenezer 6 Wilder (s. Nathanael, 5 Nathanael, 4 Thom- 

as, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 

4797 Mary Bamp. Issue : 

4798 i. Harriet Wilder, m. Sylvanus Hinckley. 



350 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4799 ii. Eliza Wilder, ra. Edward S. Perkins. 

4800 iii. James D. Wilder, m. Bathsheba Murdock. 

4801 iv. Thomas Wilder. 

4802 v. Ebenezer Wilder. 

4803 vi. Mary Wilder. 

4484 Benaiah 6 Wilder (Nathanael, 5 Nathanael, 4 Thomas, 3 

Isaac, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 

4804 Susan Bryant. Issue : 

4805 i. Sally Wilder. 

4806 ii. Benaiah Wilder, m. Diana Bruce. 

4807 iii. Nathanael Wilder. 

4808 iv. Gilbert Wilder, m. Susan Clark. 

4485 Priscilla ° Wilder (dr. Nathanael, 5 etc.), m. 1802, 

4809 Jedidiah Holmes. Issue : 

4810 i. Caroline Holmes, b. May 5, 1803 ; d. May, 1806. 

4811 ii- Eliza Ann Holmes, b. June 21, 1805; m. Alexander 

Holmes. 

4812 iii. Christopher Columbus Holmes, b. Dec. 22, 1812; d. 

June ir, 1814. 

4813 iv. Christopher Columbus Holmes, b. Sept. 14, 1814 ; m. 

Elizabeth M. Kirk. 

4486 Sally Wilder (sister of Priscilla), m. 1801, 

4814 Sylvanus Thomas. Issue : 

4815 i. Caroline W. Thomas, b. 1802; d. 1834; m. Earll 

Shaw. 

4816 ii. Sarah L. Thomas, b. 1803 ; m. George W. Rapp. 

4817 iii. Mary F. Thomas, b. 1804; d. 1862; m. Joseph F. 

Good ridge. 

4818 vi. Priscilla H. Thomas, b. 1805. 

4819 v. William H. Thomas, b. 1807; d. 1827. 

4820 vi. Marcia L. Thomas, b. 1809 ; in. James Whipple. 

4821 vii. Sylvanus Thomas, b. 1811; d. 1836. 

4822 viii. John Thomas, b. 1812 : d. 1863. 

4823 ix. Lucy Thomas, b. 1814; d. 1817. 

-\. 4487 Betsey Wilder (dr. Nathanael, sister of Sally), m. 

4824 Consider Bradford. Issue : 

4825 i. Alexander Bradford, b. 1817; ra. Charlotte Dean. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 



351 



4826 ii. Elizabeth W. Bradford, b. 1819. 

4827 iii. Louisa Bradford, b. . 

4488 Mary Wilder (dr. Nathanael), m. 

4828 Henry B. Holmes, of Alfred, Maine. 

4829 i. Lucy Maria Holmes. 

4830 ii. Christopher C. Holmes. 



Issue 



4489 



4831 



4832 


1. 


4833 


11. 


4834 


111. 


4835 


IV, 


4836 


v. 


4837 


VI. 



4838 vii. 

4839 viii - 



Darius Wilder (Nathanael, Nathanael, Thomas, Isaac, 

Edward), settled in Wiscasset, Maine ; m. 
Hannah Sayward. Issue : 



Lucy Wilder, b. 18 15 ; m. M. 
Sarah B. Wilder, b. 181 7 ; m. 



Martin. 
Pelham. 



Thomas Wilder, b. 1819, of Philadelphia. 

Nathanael E. Wilder, b. , of Chicago. 

Mary Susan Wilder, b. ; m. Clapp. 

Dorcas Wilder, b. . 



Theodore Wilder, b. 
Edward Wilder, b. — 



; a sail-maker, Brooklyn. 



4490 Thomas 6 Wilder (Nathanael, 6 Nathanael/ Thomas, 1 
Isaac, 2 Edward '), m. 
10 Lydia Thomas. Issue : 



4841 i. Shubael Wilder, b. 

4842 ii. Emeline Wilder, b. 

4843 iii. Emeline Wilder, b. 

4844 iv. Betsey Wilder, b. — 

4845 v. David Wilder, b. — 



Woodward. 



Wilbur 



4497 Robert 6 Wilder (Thomas, 
Isaac, 2 Edward '), ra. 
4846 Martha Field. Issue : 



Thomas, 4 Thomas,' 



4847 i- Robert Wilder, b. May 14, 1812 ; m. Lydia Lowell. 

4848 ii. Elizabeth Wilder, b. 1814. 

4849 iii. Thomas Wilder, b. May 30, 18 18. 

4850 iv. John M. Wilder, b. March 24, 1820. 

4851 v. Martha A. Wilder, b. . 



352 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4519 Edward 6 Wilder (s. Edward, 6 Edward, 4 Edward, 3 
Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. ist, 1844, 

4852 1 Emily Cushing ; m. 2d, in 1851, 

4853 2 Mrs. S. S. Brown. Issue : 

4-854: i. Edward F. Wilder, b. June 9, 1846 ; m. Mary E. 
Bartlett. 

4855 ii. Emily D. Wilder, b. Sept., 1847. 

4856 iii. Bradford C. Wilder, b. Aug. 8, 1849; in. Sylvia O. 

Kennedy. 

4857 iv. Marshall P. Wilder, b. June 23, 1852. 

4858 v. Anna Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1854. 

4859 vi. Mary F. Wilder, b. July 27, 1856. 

4522 Edwin 6 Wilder (Edward, 6 Edward, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 
Edward 1 ), in. Feb. 22, 1852, 

4860 Olive M. Whiton. Issue : 

4861 i. Olive A. Wilder, b. Nov. 22, 1852. 

4862 ii. Edwin M. Wilder, b. May 19, 1867. 

4536 Ezra* Wilder (Joshua, 6 Edward, 4 Edward, 3 Jabez, 2 
Edward 1 ), m. Feb. 28, 1841, 

4863 Rebecca Tower. Issue : 

4864 i. Lucy S. Wilder, b. Jan. 30, 1842. 

4865 ii. Ezra Wilder, b. Dec. 25, 1843 J m - Helen M. Cowing. 

4866 iii. Ellen R. Wilder, b. July 1, 1845. 

4867 iv. Frederic Wilder, b. Aug. 26, 1846 ; ra. Lucretia A. 

Hay ward. 

4868 v. Joshua S. Wilder, b. Nov. 18, 1847 ; d. Feb. 21, 1876 ; 

ra. 1 st, Estella Brackett ; ra. 2d, A. Verona Clark. 

4541 Henry C.° Wilder (s. Benjamin," Edward, 4 Edward, 3 
Jabez, 3 Edward 1 ), m. 1837, 

4869 Mary Jacobs. Issue : 

4870 i. Mary Wilder, b. Aug. x8, 1838 ; d. 1842. 

4871 ii. Sarah C. Wilder, b. June 29, 1840; m. Josiah M. 

Leach. 

4872 iii. James H. Wilder, b. Dec. 26, 1841 ; m. M. . 

4873 iv. Mary Wilder, b. June 6, 1844 ; [ d. 1844. 

4874 v. Martha Wilder, b. June 6, 1844 ; [ twins. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 353 

4875 vi. William H. Wilder, b. March 15, 1845 ; m. Oristella 

Carr. 

4876 vii. Benjamin F. Wilder, b. Nov. t8, 1847 ; m. Mary Ann 

Brown. 

4877 viii. Zenas J. Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1850. 

4878 ix. Jenny Lind Wilder, b. May 23, 185 1. 

4879 x. Mary Ann Wilder, b. Sept. 14, 1854. 

4880 xi. Clara W. Wilder, b. July 24, 1856. 

4881 xii. Eumena Wilder, b. July 9, 1858. 

4882 xiii. Charles Wilder, b. July, i860. 

4883 xiv. Anna J. Wilder, b. Jan. 23, 1863. 

4542 Benjamin 6 Wilder (Benjamin, 6 Edward, 4 Edward, 3 
Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. Oct. 20, 1844, 

4884 Jane M Stoddard. Issue : 

4885 i. Oscar S. Wilder, b. May 19, 1847. 

4886 ii. Benjamin Wilder, b. Feb. 8, 1852; d. Nov. n, 1854. 

4887 iii. Everett Wilder, b. Sept. 11, 1854. 

4888 iv. Benjamin Wilder, b. Nov. 23, 1856 ; d. Nov. 24, 1857. 

4889 v. Jane M. Wilder, b. July 20, 1859. 

4890 vi. Hannah Wilder, b. Aug. 14, 1867. 

4587 Harriet" Wilder (dr. Benjamin, 5 Benjamin, 4 Ed 
ward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward *), m. 

4891 Obadiah Walker, a merchant of Royalston. Issue : 

4892 i. Harriet E. Walker. 

4893 ii. Charles S. Walker. 

4894 iii. Elizabeth C. Walker. 

4589 Benjamin O. 6 Wilder (Benjamin, 5 Benjamin, 4 Ed 

ward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward : ), m. 

4895 Ella Walker, of Springfield, Vt. Issue : 

4896 i. Frances Ella Wilder, b. Nov., 1875. 

4590 Charles N. 6 Wilder (Benjamin, 5 Benjamin, 4 Ed 

ward, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward *), a graduate of Vermont 
University, a Congregational minister of Essex, New 
York ; m. 1865, 

4897 Martha L. Thornton, of Sydney, Australia; b. May 

21, 1843. Issue : 

4898 i. Henry White Wilder, b. July 15, 1866. 

4899 ii. Mabel M. Wilder, b. May 5, 1869. 

24 



354 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4900 iii. Charles Thornton Wilder, b. Dec. 17, 1870. 

4901 iv. Elizabeth Cutler Wilder, b. Sept. 19, 1872. 

4635 Theophilus 6 Wilder (Theophilus, 5 Theophilus, 4 
Theophilus, 11 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1813, 

4902 Lucy . Issue : 

4903 i. Benjamin Wilder, b. July 1, 18 14. 

4904 ii. Moses Lincoln Wilder, b. Aug. 22, 1816. 

4905 iii. Lucy Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1819. 

4906 iv. Mary Wilder, b. Aug., 1821. 

4907 v. Amos Wilder, b. March 13, 1825. 

4908 vi. Theophilus C. Wilder, b. March 26, 1831. 

4653 Benjamin Kildv, s. Dea. William Kilby and Mary 
(Wilder) Kilby ; m. 1st, 

4909 1 Eliza Rice ; in. 2d, 

4910 2 Mary Stoddard. Issue : 

491 1 i. Frank Kilby, b. 1832. 

4912 ii. Edward B. Kilby, b. March 30, 1834. 

4913 iii. Solomon R. Kilby, b. Sept. 6, 1836. 

4914 iv. Mary Eliza Kilby, b. Jan. 12, 1843; m - Edward 

Philbrick. 

4915 v. Ferdinand Kilby, b. April n, 1845. 

4916 vi. Lyman O. Kilby, b. Dec. 3, 1847. 

4917 vii. Clara Kilby, b. June 7, 1850. 

4918 viii. Helen Maria Kilby, b. April 23, 1852. 

4919 ix. Henry H. Kilby, b. Feb. 1, 1855. 

4920 x. John Kilby, b. April 30, 1857. 

4921 xi. Horace P. Kilby, b. July 3, 1859. 

4661 Theophilus Kilby (s. William), m. 

4922 Deborah Wilder, of Hingham. Issue: 

4923 i. Charles H. Kilby, b. Jan. 18, 1823. 

4924 ii. Alden Kilby, b. Sept., 1824. 

4925 iii. Martha C. Kilby, b. Sept., 1826. 

4926 iv. Sarah E. Kilby, b. Feb. 5, 1830. 

4927 v. Francis Kilby, b. July 15, 1832. 

4928 vi. Alfred Kilby, b. Sept. 26, 1837. 

4929 vii. Theophilus Kilby, b. July 3, 1839. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 355 

4633 Abigail 6 Wilder (dr. Ebenezer, 5 Theophilus, 4 The- 
ophilus," Jabez, 2 Edward'), m. 

4930 Dea. William Kilby (s. Dea. William K.) Issue : 

4931 i. William Kilby. 

4932 ii. Abigail Kilby. 

4933 iii. Edwin Kilby. 

4934 iv. James Clinton Kilby. 

4935 v. Sally M. Kilby. 

1665 Lydia Cushing 6 Wilder (dr. Ebenezer, 5 Theophilus, 4 

Theophilus, 3 Jabez,' 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1817, 
-1619 John Kilby, b. May 12, 1793. Issue : 

4937 i. Mary Kilby, b. 18 18. 

1938 ii. Eliza Kilby, b. Aug. 17, 1820; d. Sept. 6, 1855; m. 

Rev. Josiah Stearns. 

1939 iii- Eydia Kilby, b. Jan. 2, r82 2 ; m. Peter Vose. 

4940 iv. Jane Kilby. b. March 8, 1824; d. Oct. 13, 1835. 

4941 v. John D. Kilby, b. Aug. 23, 1826; d. Sept. 12, 1849. 
1912 vi. Cyrus H. Kilby, b. Nov. 24, 1828 ; m. Elvira K. 

Lincoln. ' 

4943 vii. George Kilby, b. Aug. 21, 183 1 ; d. May 10, 1830. 

4944 viii. Emma Kilby, b. March 12, 1834; m. Henry M. 

Hutchinson. 

4945 ix. Lucy J. Kilby, b. Feb. 14, 1839. 

1667 Ebenezer 6 Cushing Wilder (Ebenezer, 5 Theophilus,* 
Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward '), m. 1825, 

4946 Jane Allan, b. 1800. Issue : 

19i7 i. Ebenezer A. Wilder, b. Oct. 22, 1826 ; m. Evelyn S. 
Reynolds. 

4948 ii. Mariner Wilder, b. April 7, 1827. 

4949 iii. Jane Wilder, b. March 3, 183 1 ; no. Jonas Pearsall. 

4950 iv. Mark A. Wilder, b. June 17, 1832; m. Deborah W. 

Reynolds. 

4951 v. Heman Wilder, b. Jan. 5, T834 ; d. 1839. 

4952 vi. Abigail Wilder, b. June 4, 1835. 

4953 vii. Heman Wilder, b. July 31, 1837. 

4954 viii. William H. H. Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1840. 

4955 ix. Harriet L. C. Wilder, b. Feb., 1845 ; d. 1846. 



356 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 



4957 

4958 

4959 

4960 



4668 Deborah Wilder (sister of Ebenezer C), m. 1823, 
4692 Bela R. Reynolds, b. Sept., 1797. Issue : 

i. Eveline S. Reynolds, b. Dec. 21. 1826; m. Ebenezer 

A. Wilder. 
ii. George R. Reynolds, b. Jan. 22, 1828. 
iii. Abigail Reynolds, b. Feb. 21, 1830. 
iv. Hannah Reynolds, b. Jan. 19, 1836. 

4670 Elijah A. 6 Wilder (s. Ebenezer C., 6 Theophilus, 4 
Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1st, 1831, 
Elizabeth Foster, d. 1840; m. 2d, 1841, 
Sarah Gleason. Issue : 
Ellen Wilder, b. Nov. 15, 1834; d. 1843. 
George Albert Wilder, b. June 12, 1835. 
Ellen E. Wilder, b. Dec. 13, 1836. 
Laura Wilder, b. Dec. 3, 1837. 
Joanna F. Wilder, b. May 1, 1839. 
John G. Wilder, b. June 16, 1842. 
Emily Wilder, b. 1844. 
Dolly Wilder, b. 1847. 

Harriet E. Wilder, b. Jan. 25, 1849 > d. I ^59- 
Hannah G. Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 185 1 ; d. 1863. "] 
Abigail A. Wilder, b. Jan. 21.' 1853 ; d. 1863. 
Edith H. Wilder, b. Feb. 22, 1855; d. 1863. 
Samuel Gay Wilder, b. Jan. 15, 1857; d. 1863 
Oliver Wilder, b. Dec. 14, 1858; d. 1863. 
Wintield J. Wilder, b. Oct. 31, 1S62 ; d. 1863. 



4961 


1 


4962 


2 


49 6 3 


]. 


4964 


ii. 


49 6 5 


iii. 


4966 


iv. 


4967 


v. 


4968 


vi. 


4969 


vii. 


4970 


viii. 


497i 


ix. 


4972 


X. 


49 73 


xi. 


4974 


xii. 


4975 


xiii. 


4976 


xiv. 


4977 


XV. 



4671 Elizabeth Wilder (dr. Ebenezer C), m. 



4978 

4979 

4980 

4981 
4982 



Solomon Foster. Issue 

i. Elijah Foster. 

ii. B'.dward F. Foster, 
iii. Deborah Foster, 
iv. William H. Foster. 



Hag 

S3 * 



4672 Hannah Wilder (sister of Elizabeth), m. 1841, 

4983 Ebenezer Gardner. Issue : 

4984 i. Frederic G. Gardner ; m. Mary Cooper. 

4985 ii. Deborah Gardner; m. Benjamin Lincoln. 

4986 iii. Lyman R. Gardner; m. Mary Hobart. 

4987 iv. Sarah Gardner ; m. Thomas C. Eastman. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 357 

4673 Mariner A. 6 Wilder (s. Ebenezer C., 5 Theophilus, 4 
Theophilus, 8 Jabez, 2 Edward '), m. 1841, 

4988 Mary E. Smith, b. June 25, 1822. Issue : 

4989 i. Mary A. Wilder, b. Sept. 17. 1842. 

4990 ii. Victor A. Wilder, b. July 8, 1845 ; m. Adeline Mc- 

Dongal. 

4991 iii. Clara P. Wilder, b. March 2, 1846. 

4992 iv. Agnes F. Wilder, b. Dec. 28, 1848. 

■4674 George W. 6 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 5 Theophilus, 4 The- 
ophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward ] ), ra. 

4993 Lydia C. Loring. Issue : 

4994 i. Susannah E. Wilder, b. Dec. 31, 1845. 

4995 ii. Eoring L. Wilder, b. Dec. 9, 1847. 

4996 iii. Mary R. Wilder, b. Feb. 28, 1849. 

4997 iv. Abigail W. Wilder, b. Sept. 9, 1851 ; d. 185 1. 

4998 v. Abby W. Wilder, b. Nov. 9, 1852. 

4999 y i- Jenny Wilder, b. July 8, 1857. 

4677 Mary Allan, dr. Mark and Susannah (Wilder) Allan, 
m. 

5000 Andrew Sprague. Issue : 

5001 i. Andrew Sprague, b. April 30, 1815. 

5002 ii. Mary Sprague, b. Feb. 4, 18 17. 

5003 iii. Benjamin Sprague, b. April 18, 1819. 

5004 iv. Susannah Sprague, b. April 1, T821. 

5005 v. Samuel Sprague, b. Sept. 6, 1823. 

5006 vi. Eliza Sprague, b. June 10, 1826 

5007 vii. Sarah Sprague, b. March 2, 1828. 

5008 viii. George W. Sprague, b. Sept. 9, 1830. 

4682 Theophilus Allan, s. Mark and Susannah (Wilder) 
Allan, m. 1829, 

5009 Martha Sargent. Issue : 

5010 i. Nelson Allan, b. Feb. 22, 1830 ; m. Abigail Hobart. 

5011 ii. Martha Allan, b. March 31, 1832 ; m. Andrew Todd. 

5012 iii. Theophilus Allan, b. Nov. 21, 1834. 

5013 iv. Hannah L. Allan, b. Dec. 30, 1836. 

5014 v. John D. Allan, b. . 

5015 vi. Susannah Allan, b. . 

5016 vii. Elizabeth Allan, b. . 

5017 viiL William R. Allan, b. . 



358 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4688 Ebed 6 Wilder (s. Belah, 6 Theophilus, 4 Theophilus, 
Jabez, 2 Edward ] ), m. 

5018 Esther Farnsworth. Issue : 

5019 i. Evelyn M. Wilder, b. . 

5020 ii. Bela S. Wilder, b. . 

5021 iii. Edward E. Wilder, b. . 

5022 iv. Roscoe E. Wilder, b. . 

5023 v. Horace W. Wilder, b. . 

5024 vi. Eliza E. Wilder, b. . 

5025 vii. Anna L. Wilder, b. . 

5026 viii. Frederic E. Wilder, b. . 



•1735 Lydia 6 Wilder (dr. Zenas, 5 Zenas, 4 Theophilus, 2 
Jabez,* Edward 1 ), m. Dec. n, 1825, 

5027 Dugald McLaughlin, b. in Scotland. Issue: 

5028 i. Eliza A. McLaughlin, b. Feb. 11, 1827. 

5029 ii. William C. McLaughlin, b. March 19, 1829; m. Sally 

M. Kilby ; he was one of the Selectmen of Den- 
nysville, Me. 

5031 iii. Lydia M. McLaughlin, b. Aug. 13, 1831. 

5032 iv. George H. McLaughlin, b. Sept. 14, 1833 ; m. Eliza- 

beth M. Hobart ; he was Town Clerk of Deniiys- 

ville, Me. 
5034 v. Cecilia L. McLaughlin, b. Feb. 17, 1836 ; m. Silas M. 

Clark. 
5°35 vl - Charles Alonzo McLaughlin, b. May 3, 1838. 

5036 vii. Emma V. McLaughlin, b. March 31, 1840. 

5037 viii. John S. McLaughlin, b. Aug. 24, 1842. 

5038 ix. Edward A. McLaughlin, b. Aug. 16, 1844. 

5039 x. Julia Ann McLaughlin, b. July 2, 1847. 

5040 xi. Albert C. McLaughlin, b. June 26, 1850 ; m. Emma 

Gardner. 

4739 Pyam '' Wilder (Zenas, 5 Zenas, 4 Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 3 
Edward '_), m. 1846, 

5041 Mary McIeyaine. Issue: 

^342 i. Randolph Wilder, b. Aug. 18, 1848. 

5043 ii. Isaac Wilder, b. Oct. 8, 1851. 

5044 iii. Frederic Wilder, b. Oct. 12, 1853 ; d. 1854. 

5045 iv. Emma Wilder, b. Nov. 21, 1858. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 359 



5046 v. Frederic Wilder, b. April 19, 1862. 

5047 vi. Nellie W. Wilder, b. June 30, 1864. 

5048 vii. George Wilder, b. Feb. 24, 1866. 

5049 viii. Lydia Wilder, b. Dec. 21, 1869. 



4762 Calvin Wilder Phelps, s. Lewis and Asenath 
(Wilder) Phelps, m. Feb. 29, 1850, 

5050 Pamela Clark. Issue : 

5051 i. Albert L. Phelps, b. Feb. 12, 185 1. 

5052 ii. Caroline E. Phelps, b. April 11, 1853. 

5053 iii. Julia E. Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1856. 

5054 iv. Mary Fidelia Phelps, b. Aug. 18, i860. 

4767 John Thomas 7 Wilder (Reuben, 6 Seth, 6 Seth,< Eph 
raim, 3 John, 2 Edward ] ) ; he was a Brigadier-Gen- 
eral in the Army of the Rebellion, now Postmaster 
in Chattanooga, Tenn. ; m. 
Issue : 



5056 


i. 


Mary Wilder. 


5057 


ii. 


Anna Wilder. 


S058 


iii. 


Rachel Wilder. 


5°59 


iv. 


Martha Wilder. 


5060 


v. 


Stuart Wilder. 


5061 


vi. 


Edith Wilder. 



4811 Eliza Ann Holmes, dr. Priscilla (Wilder) and Jedidbh 
Holmes, in. 

5062 Alexander Holmes. Issue : 

5063 i. Joseph Alexander Holmes, b. June 10, 1830. 

5064 ii. Francis Henry Holmes, b. May 3r, 1831. 

4829 Lucy Maria Holmes, dr. Mary (Wilder) and Henry 
B. Holmes, m. 1832, 

5065 William A. Allen. Issue : 

5066 i. Anna Allen. 



360 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

5067 ii. Henry Wilder Allen, a lawyer and Register of Bank- 

ruptcy in New York city. 

5068 iii. Weld Noble Allen. 

■184:7 Robert 7 Wilder (s. Robert, 6 Thomas, 5 Thomas, 4 
Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Edward *), 111. 1832, 

5069 Lydia Lowell. Issue : 

5070 i. Gerrish L. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1833. 

5071 ii. Mary J. Wilder, b. Jan. 13, 1836. 

5072 iii. Martha E. Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 1837. 

5073 iv. Sylvanus S. Wilder, b. Nov. 13, 1841. 

5074 v. Sarah S. Wilder, b. June 6, 1843. 

5075 vi. Robert J. Wilder, b. May 13, 1846. 

5076 vii. Abigail S. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1848 

5077 viii. William J. Wilder, b. Sept. 15, 1851. 

4854 Edward F. 7 Wilder (s. Edward, 6 Edward, 5 Edward, 4 
Edward, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), m. Nov., 1864, 
50,78 Mary E. W. Bartlett. Issue : 

5079 i. Edward R. Wilder, b. Oct. 18, 1868. 

5080 ii. Percival B. Wilder, b. Feb. 16, 1874. 

5081 iii. Emily C. Wilder, b. Aug. 9, 1876. 

4856 Bradford C. 7 Wilder (Edward, 6 Edward, 5 Edward, 4 
Edward, 3 John, 2 Edward '), m. Jan. 10, T870, 

5082 Sylvia A. Kennedy. Issue : 

5083 i. Franklin B. Wilder. 

5084 ii. Elizabeth C. Wilder. 

4865 Ezra Wilder (s. Ezra," Joshua, 6 Edward, 4 Edward, 3 
John, 2 Edward *), in. June 24, 1866, 

5085 Helen M. Cowing, of Weymouth. Issue: 

5086 i. Frederic S. Wilder, b. Oct. 15, 1867. 

4867 Frederic 7 Wilder (s. Ezra, 6 Joshua, 5 Edward, 4 Ed- 
ward, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), m. 1st, Jan. 17, 1874, 

5087 Lucretia A. Hayward. Issue : 

5088 i. Ella L. Wilder, b. Aug. 26, 1874. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 361 

4868 Joshua S. 7 Wilder (s. Ezra, Joshua, 5 Edward, 4 Ed- 
ward, 3 John, 2 Edward '), m. 1st, Jan. 17, 1870, 

5089 1 S. Estella Brackett, d. Sept. 24, 1873 ; m. 2d, Dec. 

18, 1875, 

5090 2 A. Verona Clark. Issue : 

5091 i. Flora Estella Wilder, b. Oct. 10, 1872. 



4875 William H 7 Wilder (s. Henry, 6 Benjamin, 5 Edward, 4 

Edward, 3 John, 2 Edward 1 ), in. 1866, 

5092 Oristella A. Carr. Issue : 

5093 i. George Wilder, b. T867. 

5094 ii. William Wilder, b. 1867. 

5095 hi. Sarah Wilder, b. 1869. 

5096 iv. Francis Wilder, b. 1872. 

4876 Benjamin F. 7 Wilder (s. Henry, 6 Benjamin, 5 Edward, 4 

Edward, 3 John, 2 Edward '), m. 1873, 

5097 Mary A. Brown. Issue : 

5098 1 James Henry Wilder, b. 1875. 

•4938 Eliza Kilby, dr. of Lydia (Wilder) and John Kilby, m. 

5099 Rev. Josiah Stearns. Issue : 

5100 i. Abigail T. Stearns. 

4939 Lydia Kilby (sister of Eliza K., No. 4938), m. 

5101 Peter E. Vose. Issue: 

5102 i. Mary Vose, b. March 18, 1848. 

5103 ii. John T. C. Vose, b. March 2, 1852. 

5104 iii. Ida Sumner Vose, b. Dec. 14, 1854. 

5105 iv. Lydia E. Vose, b. May 10, i860. 

4942 Cyrus H. Kilby, s. John and Lydia (Wilder) Kilby, m. 

5106 P2lvira K. Lincoln. Issue : 

5107 i. John D. Kilby, b. 



5108 ii. Lincoln H. Kilby, b. 

5109 iii. Anna Kilby, b. 



362 GENEALOGICAL TABLE. 

4947 Ebenezer A. 7 Wilder (s. Ebenezer, 8 Ebenezer, 8 The- 
ophilus, 4 Theophilus, 3 Jabez, 2 Edward 1 ), m. June 13, 
1850, 
51 10 Eveline S. Reynolds. Issue: 

511T i. Frances M. Wilder, b. Jan. 6, 1851. 

51 12 ii. Bela R. Wilder, b. Nov. 9, 1855. 

5113 iii. Frederic Sargent Wilder, b. Dec. 30, i8'>r. 



SUPPLEMENT 

CONTAINING 

SOME BRANCHES OF THE TREE WHOSE CONNECTION WAS 
NOT FOUND IN TIME FOR INSERTION IN THE PROPER 
PLACE IN THE LINE OF DESCENT. 



FIRST FAMILY. 

JOSEPH WILDER. 

2769 Joseph* Wilder (s. Joshua, 5 Joshua 4 ), of Hillsborough, 
N. H., m. 
x Susan Turner. Issue : 

2 i. Emily Wilder, b. 1806; m. Underwood. 

3 ii. Joseph Wilder, b. Oct., 1808 ; d. June, 1876. 

4 iii. David Wilder, b. 1810 ; d. 1868. 

5 iv. George Wilder, b. 181 1 ; m. Laura Bradshavv. 

6 v. Mary Wilder, d. i860 ; m. George Gould. 

7 vi. Harriet Wilder, m. Jacob Lane. 

8 vii. Charlotte Wilder, m. Cyrus Mitchell. 

9 viii. Jane Wilder, unmarried. 

10 ix. Emeline Wilder, m. Andrew McConnell. 

3 Joseph' Wilder (s. Joseph, 6 Joshua, 5 Joshua 4 ), resided 

in Orleans, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; a farmer; m. 1st, 
1836, 

11 1 Esther Clark, d. 1862 ; m. 2d, 1866, 

12 2 Mrs. Lucy A. Walton, of Alexandria. Issue : 

13 i. Mary S. Wilder, b. April, 1837 ; m. William Dean. 
11 ii. Clark Wilder, b. July 17, 1840; m. Mercy L. Hill. 
15 iii. Eugene Wilder, b. Sept., 1846 ; m. Eliza Hill. 

t6 iv. Emily Wilder, b. Sept., 1846 ; m. Robert Peacock. 

17 v. Sarah J. Wilder, b. 1848; m. Washington Holtz. 

4 David Wilder (s. Joseph, 6 Joshua, 5 Joshua' 1 ), m. 1837, 

18 Julia H. Graves, b. 1812. Issue: 

19 i. Celestia Wilder, b. 1839 ; in. Ezra Cornwell. 

20 ii. Celia Wilder, b. 1841 ; m. 186 1. McKinley. 

21 iii. Melissa Wilder, b. 1845. 



364 SUPPLEMENT. 

22 iv. Maria Wilder, b. 1847; m. 1872, William Gardner. 

23 v. Orrilla Wilder, b. 1849. 

24 vi. Barton Wilder, b. 1850; a blacksmith. 

25 vii. Alvaro Wilder, b. 1852. 

26 viii. Helena Wilder, b. 1854. 

1-1 Clark 6 Wilder (s. Joseph, 7 Joseph, 8 Joshua, 5 Joshua"), 
an innkeeper of Lafargeville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; in. 
Jan. 1, 1866, 

27 Mercy L. Hill. Issue : 

28 i. Jane Wilder, b. Jan. 2, 1867. 

29 ii. Francis James Wilder, b. April 10, 1868. 

30 r iii. Wilfred Clark Wilder, b. July 17, 1869. 

31 iv. Jane Adele Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 187 1. 

32 v. George Fay Wilder, b. July 15, 1876. 

SECOND FAMILY. 

MERRICK WILDER. 

2627 Merrick Wilder (5th son of Samuel, Samuel, Dea. 
David), m. April 4, 1822, 

1 Nancy Tarbell, b. at Groton, April 4, 1802 ; d. April 1, 

1872. Issue : 

2 i. William C. Wilder, b. March 13, 1830 ; m. Elizabeth 

Henderson. 

3 ii. x\ugustus V. Wilder, b. April 30, 1833 ; m. Loduski L. 

Churchill. 

4 iii. Henry Merrick Wilder, b. Dec. 6, 1835 ; d. Oct. 10, 1868. 

5 iv. James F. Wilder, b. Sept. 26, 1837 ; m. Abby Bogardus. 

6 v. Charles Edward W T ilder, b. Sept. 22, 1840. 

2 William 8 C. Wilder (s. Merrick, 7 Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 

David 4 ), m. Nov. 23, 1853, 

7 Elizabeth Henderson, b. March 31, 1833. Issue: 

8 i. William Augustus Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1854. 

9 ii. Joseph Henry Wilder, b. Sept. 1, 1859. 

10 iii. Anna Belle Wilder, b. March 31, 1864. 

3 Augustus V. Wilder (s. Merrick, Samuel, Samuel, Da- 

vid), m. Sept. 15, 1857, 

11 Loduski L. Churchill, b. June 4, 1835. Issue: 

12 i. Luella Maria Wilder, b. Feb. 10, 1859. 

13 ii. Edward Augustus Wilder, b. Feb. 29, 1864. 



SUPPLEMENT. 365 

14 iii. Frank Henry Wilder, b. April n, 1866. 

15 iv. Albert Otis Wilder, b. March 24, 1872. 

5 James Francis 6 Wilder (s. Merrick, 7 Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 
David 4 ), m. 

16 Abby Bogardus, b. Aug. 11, 1837. Issue : 

17 i. Electa Edna Wilder, b. Nov. 26, 1873. 



THIRD FAMILY. 

- GRANDCHILDREN OF JOEL D. WILDER, SON OF ABEL. 

lj>560 Charles 7 Wilder (s. Joel D., fi Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), m. 
May 29, 1852, 

1 Harriet E. Kellogg, b. March 25, 1838. Issue : 

2 i. Edgar C. Wilder, b. Aug. 22, 1868. 

3561 Henry 7 Wilder (s. Joel D., 6 Abel, 5 Jerahmeel 4 ), m. 
Feb., 1853, 

3 Amanda M. Andrews, b. Oct. 25, 1834. Issue : 

4 i. Charles S. Wilder. 



356^ Elizabeth A. Wilder (dr. Joel D.), m. Dec, 1861, 

5 G. N. TUTTLE, b. March 30, 1834. Issue : 

6 i. Carter G. Tuttle, b. July 24, 1863 ; d. March 1, 1875. 

7 ii. Martin A. Tuttle, b. March 8, 1868. 

8 iii. Mary C. Tuttle, b. Feb. 7, 1875. 

9 iv. Walter St. Clair Tuttle, b. March 16, 1877. 

3570 Marian Edith Wilder (dr. Joel D.), m. March 25, 
1868, 
10 Elsworth W. Taylor, b. Feb. 28, 1832. Issue : 

ti i. Elizabeth A. Taylor, b. June 17, 187 1. 



FOURTH FAMILY 

Is a Genealogy of the family described at page 129, Chapter XX. 

of the History of the Wilders : 

j William, the eldest, might have been one of the Lan- 

2 caster Wilders who emigrated before 1750. Samuel, 

his son, born in 1760, had three sons : 
i i. William Wilder. 



^3 



366 SUPPLEMENT. 

4 ii. Samuel Wilder. 

5 iii. Till, or Hillory, b. May 18, 1784; d. 1838. 

5 Hillory Wilder (s. Samuel, William), m. 

6 Esther Avery, d. Nov., 1851. Issue: 

7 i. Frances Wilder, m. Thomas Bridges. 

8 ii. Nancy Wilder. i<f 

9 iii. Esther Wilder. £ (V~^% ' 

10 iv. Polly Wilder. £ sp^bli* ^ Jf 

11 v. Gaston H. Wilder, b. April 1, 1814 ; d. IVf^ph ^X 18^. / j^ J j^ 

12 vi. Caroline Wilder. 

13 vii. Betsey Wilder. 

14 viii. Emeline Wilder. 

15 ix. Madison Wilder, b. Sept. 5, 1823. 

7 Frances Wilder (dr. Hillory, Samuel, William), m. 

16 Thomas Bridges. Issue : 

17 i. Thomas Bridges. 

18 ii- Mary Bridges, m. 1st, Nathan Wyatt ; m. 2d, Rums Dunn. 

19 iii. Anna Bridges. 

8 Nancy Wilder (dr. Hillory), m. 1st, 

20 1 Whitley ; m. 2d, 

21 2 Reuben Wilder, of another race. Issue: 

22 i. Hillory Whitley, now a physician of Raleigh. 

23 ii. James R. Wilder, b. 1850; m. Mrs. Kennedy. 

9 Esther Wilder (dr. Hillory, Samuel, William), m. 

24 William Richardson. Issue : 

<; 

25 i. Hillory Richardson. 

26 ii. John Richardson. 

27 iii. Joseph Richardson. 

28 iv. Madison Richardson, m. Kate Hinton. 

29 v. Sally Richardson, m. Pippin. 

10 Polly Wilder (dr. Hillory), m. 

30 Wiley L. Hinton. Issue : 

31 i. William H. Hinton. 

32 ii. Gaston Hinton. 
^^ iii. Mary Hinton. 



39 


11. 


40 


iii. 


4i 


iv. 


42 


v. 


43 


vi, 


44 


vii 


45 


viii 



SUPPLEMENT. 367 

34 iv. Victoria Hinton. 

35 v. Kate Hinton. 

2,6 vi. Caroline Hinton. 

11 Gaston H. Wilder (s. Hillory, Samuel, William), 

educated at the North Carolina College ; a lawyer 
of distinction ; a Representative for twelve years : a 
paymaster in the Army at the time of the Mexican war, 
with rank of Major under General Taylor ; m. March, 
1850, 

37 Sarah E. Hinton, b. 183 1. Issue : 

38 i. Hillory Wilder, b. Jan. 16, 185 1 ; m. Sally Worsham. 
Fanny Wilder, m. David Foote. 

iii. Kate Wilder. 
Samuel Wilder. 
William Wilder. 
Gaston H. Wilder. 
Sarah Wilder, 
viii. Jsaac Wilder. 

12 Caroline Wilder (dr. Hillory), m. 

46 Rufus Edmondsox. Issue.- 

47 i. Alice Edmondson. 

48 ii. Lucy Edmondson. 

49 iii. Sally Edmondson. 

13 Betsey Wilder (dr. Hillory), m. 

50 Ransom Hinton ; was drowned in the Neuse. Issue : 

51 i. Mary Hinton, m. Addison Lee. 

52 ii. Lydia Hinton, m. William Lee. 

53 iii. Anna Hinton. 

54 iv. William Hinton. 

18 Mary Bridges, dr. Thomas and Frances (Wilder- 
Bridges, 111. 1st, 

55 1 Nathan Wvatt ; m. 2d, 

56 2 Rufus Dunn. Issue : 

57 i. Fanny Wyatt, m. Henry Powers. 

58 ii. William Dunn. 



368 SUPPLEMENT. 

59 iii. Samuel Dunn. 

60 iv. Molly Dunn. 

61 v. Sadie Dunn. 

51 Mary Hinton, dr. Ransom and Betsey (Wilder) Hin- 

ton, m. 

62 Addison Lee. Issue : 

63 i. Edward Lee. 

64 ii. Clee Lee. 

65 iii. Corcil Lee. 

66 iv. Regulus Lee. 

67 v. Elizabeth Lee. 

52 Lydia Hinton (dr. Ransom), m. 

68 William Lee ; have three living c-hildren : 

69 1. Harry Lee, who graduated at Pennsylvania Medical 

University. 

70 ii. Bethia Lee is at the Raleigh Institute. 

71 iii. Paul Lee, who is with the family in Johnston Co. 



There was in Nash Co., living with his uncle Samuel Wilder, a 
Moses J. Wylder, who enlisted under General Green when sixteen 
years old, and was at the fall of Baron De Kalb. He married three 
times, and had thirteen children, with whom, and a sister Nancy, he 
removed to De Kalb Co., Tenn. Two of the brothers are now living 
in Greenfield, 111. His children were : 

1 i. Nancy Wylder. 

2 ii. Wylie Wylder. 

3 iii. Barbary Wylder. 

4 iv. Martha Wylder. 

5 v. Samuel Wylder. 

6 vi. Temperance Wylder. 

7 vii. Berry Wylder. 

8 viii. Moses Wylder. 

9 ix. William H. Wylder, a farmer in Greenfield, 111. 

10 x. Lawrence Wylder. 

1 1 xi. Robert Wylder. 

12 xii. Henderson Wylder. 

13 xiii. George Wylder. 



SUPPLEMENT. 369 



9 William H. Wylder (s. Moses J.), m. 

14 Charity Finley. Issue : 

15 i. Josephine Wylder. 

16 ii. Worth Wylder. 

17 iii. Franklin Wylder. 

18 iv. Charlotte Wylder. 

19 v. John Wesley Wylder. 



FIFTH FAMILY. 

,1 **' 

DANIEL WILDER, S. CORNELIUS. 

2038 Daniel 6 Wilder (s. Cornelius, 5 John 4 ), m. May 28, 
1801, 

1 Sally McClellan ; d. in Pittsfield, O., March, 187T. 

Issue: 

2 i. Harriet Wilder, b. Sept. 9, 1802 ; d. 1876; m. Timothy 

Pearse. 

3 ii. Orsamus Wilder, b. 1805 ; m. Charlotte Barber. 

4 iii. Artemas Wilder, b. 1807 ; m. Omyra Tower. 

5 iv. Hosea Wilder, b. Aug. 12, 1809; d. Sept. 16, 1865; m. 

Betsey Cheeny. 

6 v. Joel Wilder, b. Nov. 10, 181 1 ; m. Louisa Whitney. 

7 vi. Almon Wilder, b. April 14, 18 14 ; m. Thcrina Goodell. 

8 vii. Daniel Wilder, b. Sept. 13, 1816 ; d. 1818. 

9 viii. Mary Wilder, b. April 29, 1819; m. B. F. Worcester. 

10 ix. Susan Wilder, b. Sept., 1821 ; m. M. D. Young, M.D. 

2 Harriet 7 Wilder (dr. Daniel, 6 s. Cornelius, 5 John * ), m. 

11 Timothy Pearse. Issue: 

12 i. Sherman Pearse. 

13 ii. Marcus Pearse. 

14 iii. Catharine Pearse ; died at 18. 

15 iv. Sarah Pearse; m. Professor Leonard T. Parker. 

3 Orsamus Wilder (Cornelius, John), m. 

16 Charlotte Barber; d. 1832. at Orwell, Vt. Issue : 

17 i. Jane Wilder. 

4 Artemas Wilder (Daniel, Cornelius, John), m. 

18 Omyra Tower, of Sudbury, Vt. Issue : 

19 i. Harriet Wilder. 

20 ii. Demira Wilder. 

25 



370 SUPPLEMENT. 



21 


iii. 


Joseph Wilder. 


22 


iv. 


Ann Wilder. 


23 


v. 


Alice Wilder. 


24 


vi. 


Edward Wilder. 




5 


Hosea Wilder, m. 


25 




Betsey Cheeny. Issue : 


26 


i. 


Isadore Wilder : m. 









Monroe. 

6 Joel Wilder (s. Daniel, John), in. 

27 Louisa Whitney, of Pittsfield, Ohio. Issue : 

26 i. Jesse Wilder; m. McRoberts. 

7 Almon Wilder (s. Daniel), m. 

27 Therina Goodell, of Sudbury, Vt. ; d. at Sacramento, 

Cal. Issue : 

28 i. Leonard G. Wilder. 

9 Mary Wilder (dr. Daniel, s. John), m. 

29 B. F. Worcester. Issue : 

30 i. Orlando Worcester. 

31 ii. Marion Worcester. 

32 iii. Annette Worcester. 

33 iv. Julia Worcester. 

34 v. William Worcester. 

35 vi. Leonard Worcester. 

10 Susan Wilder, m. 

36 M. D. Young. Issue : 

37 i. Frances E. Young. 






SIXTH FAMILY. 



ABEL WILDER. 

In 1760, it is claimed that Zechariah Wilder resided in Salem, 
Mass. No record is found of his residence there. He had one 
son, born in Salem in 1 760, Abel Wilder. 

1 Abel Wilder (s. Zechariah), b. 1760; d. ; m. 

2d, 

2 Susannah Rogers, of Hardwick, Mass. Issue : 

3 i. Zenas Wilder ; had five children, of whom we do not obtain 

any information. 



SUPPLEMENT. 371 

4 ii. Abel Wilder. 

5 iii. Luanda Wilder, b. 1783; m. Benjamin Bonney. 

6 iv. Justus Wilder. These by his first wife : 

7 v. Lyman Wilder, b. 181 1 ; d. Oct., 1877. 

8 vi. Wealthy Wilder ; m. Augustus Slater. 



4 Abel Wilder (s. Abel, Zechariah), m. 
Issue : 



9 


i. 


Eli Wilder. 


10 


ii. 


Edwin Wilder. 


II 


iii. 


Rul'us Wilder. 


12 


iv. 


Catharine Wilder. 


13 


v. 


Maria Wilder. 



5 Lucinda Wilder (dr. Abel), m. 1808, 

14 Benjamin Bonney, of Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. 

Issue : 

15 i. Mary Bonney, b. 1812 ; d. 1812. 

16 ii. Franklin Bonney, b. 1814; d. 1814. 

17 iii. Franklin Bonney, b. 1815 ; d. 1815. 

18 iv. Mary L. Bonney, b. 1816. 

19 v. Benjamin Bonney, b. 1818. 

20 vi. Hannah Bonney, b. 1820; d. 1820. 



7 Lyman Wilder (s. Abel, Zachariah), a Baptist minister ; 
living till his death, in Oct., 1877, in Columbia City, 
Ind.; m. 

21 Amelia Wilson. Issue: 

22 i. Charlotte Amelia Wilder, b. July 11, 1834; d. Aug. 10, 

1853- 

23 ii. Alathea A. Wilder, b. Sept. 27, 1836. 

24 iii. Mary A. Wilder, b. Sept. 6, 1838; d. duly 28, 1851. 

25 iv. Charles L. A. Wilder, b. Nov. 6, 1840 ; d. in Charidon, O., 

Dec. 5, 1862. 

26 v. Edward S. Wilder, b. March, 1843 ! °". 1846. 

27 vi. Martha R. Wilder, b. Feb. 25, 1846. 

28 vii. Warren W. Wilder, b. June 25, 1850. 



37 2 SUPPLEMENT. 

8 Wealthy Wilder (dr. Abel), in. 

29 Augustus Slater. Issue : 

30 i. Augustus Slater. 

10 Edwin Wilder (s. Abel, Zechariah), m. 
. Issue : 



3i 

32 i 

33 ii 



. Flavins M. Wilder, M.D., of Chicago. 

. Lois Adelaide Wilder. 

. Edwin P. B. Wilder, M.D. 



34 iv. Charlotte Caroline Wilder. 



INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



Aaron, 149. 

Abbott P., 270, 275. 

Abby G., 295, 296. 

Abel, 15, 20, 21, 23, 24, 37, 38, 
44, to, 61, 66, 70, 72, 74, 80, 
89, 90,98, 159, 160, 161, 162, 
163, i£6, 169, 170, 197, 199, 
235. 236, 237, 230, 244, 245, 
246, 252, 2^3, 236, 258, 263, 
2C4, 297, 327, 329. 

Abel B., 105, 205. 

Abel C, 44, 199, 255. 

Abel J., 241. 

Abel K., z68. 

Abel L., 167. 

Abel M., 9 ), 299. 

Ab-.l T., 198. 

Abel W., 2 9, 274. 

Abia, 325. 

Abiel, 330, 337. 

Abigail, 89, 130, 131,151, 160, 
161, 180, 181, 197, 198, 200, 
2 33i z 53. 2561 263, 268, 277, 
297, 3<>4. 317. 3*91 3 2 5i 33°, 
335* 344: 355- 

Abby A., 231, 356, 

Abigail C, 289, 347. 

Abigail E., 167, 324. 

Abigail F., 323. 

Abigail G., 338. 

Abigail J., 248. 

Abigail N., 285, 293. 

Abigail R. , 237, 240. 

Abigail S., 233, 231, 360. 

Abigail W., 200, 357. 

Abbie W,, 200, 357. 

ADijah, 39, 72, 117, 180, 181, 
182. 

Abijah J., 161, 167. 

Abner, 58, 226, 227. 

Abraham, 227. 

Achsah, 250. 

Ada, 170. 

Adaline, 156, 157, 210. 

Adeline A., 231. 

Adaline J., 340. 

Adaline JYl., 166, 173. 

Addison N., 322. 

Adelpbia, 59, 233. 

Agnes M., 291. 

Agnes F.. 357. 

Ah jliab, 84, 85, 88, 149, 283. 

Alanson, 81, 268, 273. 

Alberoni K., 270. 

Albert, 162. 

Albert E , 322, 349. 

Albert J , 248. 250. 

Albert O., 365. 

Alden, 27S, 281, 343. 

Alexander, 91, 94, 95, 96, 262, 
298. 

Alexander E., 231. 

Alexander H., 59, 230, 231. 

Alexander P., 340. 

Alfred, 231, 266, 288. 

Alfred L., 288. 



Alfred M., 102, 306, 310. 
Alfred R., 347. 
Alice, 6, 216, 297, 333. 
Alice A., 196. 
Alice E., 324. 
Alice G., 320. 
Alice M., 159, 291. 
Alice R., 188. 
Almartah, 322, 324. 
Almeron, 168. 
Almira, 276. 
Almira E., 250. 
Almira J., 165. 
Almira f ., 165. 
Alonzo, 333. 
Alonzo D.,54r. 
Alonzo W., 248. 
Alvaro, 364. 
Alphonso J., 167, 174. 
Althea, 209, 219. 
Alvin, 256. 

Alvin D., 35, 170, 178. 
Alzina. 265. 

mbrose, 303. 
Ambrose G., 302, 303. 
Amelia, 154, 272, 332. 
Amherst, 80, 81, 264, 268. 
Amherst H., 81, 273, 276. 
Amos, 354. 
Amy, 303. 
Amy A., 206. 

Andrew, 39, 147, 180, 181, 340. 
Angeline, 299. 
Angenette, 193. 
Ann, 330. 
Ann M., 285. 
Ann W.. 216. 
Anna, 12, 14, 15, 100, 145, 146, 

147, 148, 159, 197, 204, 206, 

208, 209, 230, 245, 246, 252, 

2 55. 271, 284, 303, 304, 325, 

328, 142, 352- 359. 
Anna A., 213, 
Anna B., 364, 
Anna C, 295. 
Anna E., 116, 215, 219, 307, 

309, 311, 320, 333. 
Anna J., 761, 353. 
Anna L., 196, 358. 
Anna M., 245. 
Annette, 219. 
Annette E., 158. 
Annis, 206, 214, 245, 247. 
Annis P., 248. 
Anthony, 256. 
Aretas, 41, 192, 
Arethusa, 154, 163. 
Artemas, 24, 77, 162, 168, 204, 

207, 233. 
Artemas W., 42, 191, 193, 196. 
Arthur, 91. 
Arthur B., 275. 
Arthur H., 216. 
Arthur T., 170, 247. 
Arvilla, 192, 195. 
Arvilla E., 194. 
Asa, 204, 209, 226, 227, 228, 

233, 283, 286. 



Asahel, 251. 

Asaph, 149, 151. 

Ascenath, 89, 90, 209, 299, 300, 

336. 3,8. 
Augustine, 219, 274. 
Augustus, 151, 154. 
Augustus T., 219, 257. 
Augustus V., 364. 
Augustus W., 321. 
Aurilla, 192. 
Aurilla K., 161. 
Austin, 206, 211, 212. 
Austin J., 216, 223. 
Austin P., 322, 324. 
Azel, 1S1, 183, 186. 
Azel B., 183. 
Azel W., 187. 
Azubah, 227. 



Bailey, 317. 

Barnabas H., 90, 298, 300. 

Bathsheba, 327, 328, 329, 335. 

Baxter, 279, 281. 

Bela, 331, 334, 345, 347. 

Bela R., 362. 

Bela S., 358. 

Benjamin, 42, 67, 69, 74, 81, 
148, 211, 250, 254, 265, 268, 
269, 32S. 332, 333, 339, 341, 

347- 3?3. 354- 
Benjamin F., 193, 237, 302, 

3°3- 353: 361- 

Benjamin G., 118. 

Benjamin O., 341, 3^3. 

Benjamin R , 151, 192, 193. 

Benjamin T. , 242. 

Bertha, 261. 

Bertha J., 159. 

Bethiah, 271, 337. 

Benaiah, 337, 350. 

Betsey, 37, 60, 81, 84. 155, 157, 
160, 164, 191, 193, 198, 203, 
204, 209, 227, 228, 235, 236, 
237, 239, 244, 250, 268, 277, 
284, 288, 337, 350, 351. 

Betsey A., 240. 

Betsey B., 206. 

Betty, 330, 338. 

Beulah, 154, 197, 250, 265. 

Bezaleel, 84, 149, 276, 277. 

Blanche, 312. 

Blanche M., 174, 

Bradford C, 351, 360. 

Brutus, 247. 

Burt G., 71, 259, 261. 

Burt S., 271. 

Burton, 364. 



Caleb, 41, 44, 45, 147, 197, 
198, 199, 257, 336, 338, 347. 

Caleb F., 257, 260. 

Calvin, 40, 56, 59, 180, 181, 
204, 208, 215, 230, 330. 



(373) 



374 



INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



Calvin A., 300. 

Calvin H., 213, 222. 

Calvin K., 259 

Caroline, 86, 170, 193, 195, 

199, 233, 263, 27:, 281, 285, 

287, 289, 303, 332. 
Caroline A., 102. 
Caroline E., 261. 
Caroline L., 289. 
Caroline M., 280. 
Carrie A., 195. 
Carrie B., 221. 
Carrie C, 342. 
Cary W. , 222. 
Cassius £., 156. 
Cassius M., 248. 
Catharine, 91, 156, 283, 286, 

3°3, 349- 

Catharine A., 183. 

Catharine M., 212, 248. 348. 

Catharine R., 237. 

Celestia, 363. 

Cephas, 242, 254. 

Cephas A., 242. 

Celia, 328, 332, 362. 

Charles, 24, 61, 77, 84, 99, 
149, 155, is r \ 157, 158, 162, 
166, 196, 199, 215, 220, 239, 

241, 243, 2|t, 259, 263,277, 
287, 3OI, 302, 336, 343, 353. 

Charles A., 157, 196, 243, 

300. 
Charles B., 56, 206, 214, 223, 

Charles C, 340. 
Charles D., 178 

Charles E., 156, 159, 196, 

364- 
Charles H., 42, 166, 168, 174, 

175, 187, 192, 194, 223, 240. 
Charles J., 35, 102, 170, 182, 

188, 324. 
Charles L., 118, ug, 258, 302. 
Charles M., 1S8, 270. 
Charles N., 27,, 341, 353. 
Charles O., 
Charles P., 232. 
Charles S., 1-.8, 175, 196, 231. 
Charles T., 714, 223, 289,354. 
Charles T. B.. 269. 
Charles W. , 42, 75, 76, 183, 

187, 194, 195, 196, 19S, 200, 

201, 221, 248, 254, 253, 259, 

262. 
Charlotte, 209, 2^8, 271, 274, 

333. 
Charlotte E., 177, 213, 222, 

272. 
Charlotte S., 155. 
Chester P., 302, 303. 
Chloe, 268, 272, 331. 
C nristiana, 156. 
Christina, 210. 
Christopher, 247. 
Clara P., 357. 
Clara W., 353. 
Clarissa, 218, 227, 246, 254, 

264, 2S4. 330, 331, 348. 
Clarissa A., 257. 
Clarissa P., 290. 
Clark, 267,271. 
Clement, 205. 
Clementine, 219. 
Clondeley, 253. 
Colburn, 209. 
Columbia, 284. 
Constance P , 223. 
Consider, 284. 
Cora, 220. 
Cordelia, 337. 
Cornelia, 212. 



Cornelia D., 276. 
Cornelia L , 247. 
Cornelius, 77, 2 3, 263, 248. 
Crocker, 333, 343. 
dishing, 330, 336, 343. 
Cynthia, 256, 302, 318, 322. 
Cyrena, 191, 193. 
Cyrus, 61, 236, 238. 



Daisy, 221. 

Damaris, 149, 233, 264, 265, 
266. 

Dan., 88, 284, 288. 

Dan. E., 336. 

Dan. H., 296. 

Daniel, 61, 66, 67, 86, 87, 204, 
209, 219, 233, 23;, 236, 251, 
257, 265, 283, 284, 286, 283. 

Daniel C 302. 

Daniel W., 85, 86, 87, 199, 
283, 300. 

Danforth, 245, 247. 

Darius, 337, 351. 

David, 15, 34, 37, 58, 70, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 91, 148, 160, 162, 
169, 204, 208, 225, 227, 228, 
245, 252, 253, 255, 257, 259, 
298, 3°o, 327, 3 2 9, 33°, 335, 
33?. 3i9, 35*- 

David F., 262. 

David G., 300. 

David S., 199. 

Deborah, 43, 180, 19J, 191, 
198, 332, 334, 337, 345, 34^, 
356. 

Deborah F., 168, 176. 

Deborah P., 237. 

Deidamia, 213. 

Delia, 193. 218, 219. 

Delia E., 169, 177. 

Delight, 330. 

Delos IX. 216. 

Dency, 213, 221. 

Dency C, t68, 176. 

Dewilton J., 275. 

Diana, 264. 

Dimock, 305. 

Dolly, 154, 253, 356. 

Dolly A., 344. 

Dorcas, 61, 236, 23S, 33t. 

Dorothy, 146, 149, 154, ifi, 
165, 197. 

Dorothy C, 198. 

Dorothy M., 322. 

Duane E., 319. 



Ebed, 345, 358. 

Ebenezer, 15, 68, 69. 74, 146, 

155, 244, 246, 250, 334, 337, 

349, 35°- 
Ebenezer A., 355, 362. 
Ebenezer C, 344, 345-355- 
Edgar, 216. 
Edgar C, 365. 
Edgar L., 349. 
Edith, 210, 359. 
Edith H., 196,356. 
Edith M., IS7. 
Edmund, 166, 207, 288. 
Edna C, 222, 289, 29,. 
Edward, 7, 10, 11, 19, 145, 

154, 157, 215, 235, 259, 263. 

261, 275, 321, 325, 327, 328, 

33i. 338, 339, 34°, 34i- 35i. 

352- 



Edward A., 364. 

Edward B., 183, 1S7. 

Edw.ird C , 220. 

Edward E., 309, 358. 

Edward F., 352, 360. 

Edward K., 1S7, 248. 

Edward L., 275. 

Edward M., 170, 176. 

Edward P., 242. 

Edward R , 18S, 302, 360. 

Edward T., 262. 

Edward W.. 184. 

Edwin. 249, 275, 337, 339, 352. 

Edwin E., 173, 179, 247. 

Edwin M., 175, 17I, 243, 352. 

Electa, 213, 283, 284. 

Electa B., 200, 201. 

Electa E., 365. 

Eli, s6, 204, 207. 

Eli T., 56, 2DS, 2x6. 

Elias, 149, 191, 301, 316, 329. 

Elihu, 235, 241. 

Elijah, 57, 203, 205, 212, 226, 

3°4- 
Elijah A., 345, 356. 
Elish.i, 19, 45, 59, 68, 154, 

555, 7 °3, 2 °4, 244, 246. 
Elisha L., 220. 
Eliza, 206, 215, 231, 232, 256, 
257, 270, 271, 307, 337, 339, 

349- 

Eliza A., 167, 192, 254, 299, 
301, 321. 

Eliza B., 288. 

Eliza E., 358. 

Eliza I., 155, 242, 261, 279. 

Eliza M., 214. 

Eliza P., 177. 

Eliza S., 216. 

Eliza T., 349. 

Eliza YV., 250, 285. 

Elizabeth, 6, 7, 10, II, 13, 14, 
55, 84, 14s. 146, 1 »7, 149, 
'53, T 54, I0 °, 180, 181, 183, 
101. 200, 203, 268, 273, 277, 
283, 285, 302, 304, 315. 319, 
321, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330, 
334- 344, 345, 346, 348, 351. 

Eli/abeth A., 299, 302. 

Elizabeth C 354, 3 o. 

Elizabeth H., 269. 

Elizabeth L., 341. 

Elizabeth M., 251, 303. 

Elizur, 331. 

Ella, 303. 

Ella A., 248. 

Ilia H., 310. 

I'D. 1 I. , 242, 271, 360. 

Ella S., 310. 

Ellen, 176, 231, 356. 

Ellen B., 241. 

Ellen E.,3,6. 

Ellen F., 258, 291. 

Ellen M.. 188,259. 

Elien R., 352. 

!• lliott, 265. 

Elmer E., 242. 

Elmira, 286. 

ILlsie, ?i2. 

Elsie E., 242. 

Elsie P., 222. 

Elvira, 348. 

Elvira P., 183. 

Elvira J., 288. 

Egiehne, 237, 271, 286, 323, 

33*, 351- 
Em,Mine A., 183, 188. 
Em;ly, 182,231, 248, 284, 288, 

3 6. 
Em'ly A., 166, 172, 270. 
Em: ly B., 177. 



INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



375 



Emily C, 360. 
Emily D., 352. 
Emily J., 173. 
Emma, 246, 274, 324 

358. 
Emma C, 303, 310. 
Emma F., T74. 
Emma J., 341. 
Emma L.. 270. 
Emma W., 343. 
Enos, 119, 283, 286, 

320, 333. 
Ephraim, 16, 57, 100 

146, 149, 154, 197, 

205, 245, 284, 303. 

3", 3I5-, 324, 325, 

329. .335- 336, 348. 
Ephraim S., 349. 
Erasmus D., 155. 
Erastus, 284. 
Erotas P., 167. 
Erotus H., 168, 176. 
Esther. 206, 264. 
Esther F., 214. 
Ethel M., 275. 
Eugene, 258, 303. 
Eurnena, 353. 
Eunice, 58, 159, 160, 

204, 207, 218, 227, 

253, 255, 264, 267, 

33 ', 335. 343- 
Eurydice, 306, 310. 
Eurydice A., 307. 
Eva, 303. 
Eva R., 179. 
Everett, 353. 
Everett E. , 319. 
Evelyn. 358. 
Ezra, 117, 315, 316 

322. 335t 339. 352, 



2 9 1 >3t7i 

, lot, 103, 
203, 204, 
3°4, 3°5, 
326, 327, 



161, 203, 
228, 252, 
297, 3°3, 



3 T 7, 3'8, 
360. 



F. 



Fanny, 207, 23T. 
Fanny A. B., 221. 
Fanny E., 349. 
Fidelia, 213. 
Fidelia A., 285, 290, 
Fidelia J., 295. 
Fisher A., 255, 259. 
Flavel, 59,230,231. 
Flora F... 361. 
Florence L., 342. 
Florence W., 1/3. 
Fordyce, 231. 
Foster, 199, 286. 
Frances, 320, 342. 
Frances A., 176, 307, 321, 323. 
Frances E., 215, 353. 
Frances H., 156, 242. 
Fiances L., 243, 259. 
Frances M., 156, 257, 362. 
Frances W., 201. 
Francena E., 2co. 201. 
Francina M., 200. 
Francis, 260, 276, 361. 
Francis A., 178, 250, 260, 262, 

281, 283. 
Francis C, 272. 
Francis E., 287. 
Francis F., 267. 
Francis J., 243 
Francis L., 311. 
Francis M., 35, 159, 173, 178, 

257-.3 6 9- 
Francis W., 313. 
Frank, 276, 303. 
Frank C, 295. 
Frank E., 173. 
Frank L., 249. 



Frank N., 158, 159. 

Frank S., 294. 

Frank W., 196. 

Franklin, 237, 245, 339. 

Franklin A., 166. 

Franklin B., 300. 

Franklin L., 159. 

Fred. A., 196. 

Frederic, 7, 8, 177, 254, 258, 

3*3-> 323- 
Frederic A., 160, 196, 262, 

3<A 3", 3I4< 352, 358, 360. 
Frederic B., 295. 
Frederic C, 175. 
Frederic E., 358. 
Frederic H.. 323. 
Frederic M., 178. 
Frederic 0., 319, 323. 
Frederic S. , 159, 360, 362. 
Frederic T., 254, 291. 
Frederic W., 173, 179, 275. 
Freeman E., 290. 



G. 

Gamaliel, 203, 204, 209. 
Gardner, 19, 147, 153, 154, 

'55- 163, 190, 191. 
Gardner A., 157. 
Gardner E., 157. 
Gaston H., 366. 
George, 199, 209, 210, 220, 

23a, 239, 246, 249, 254, 269, 

2 7 r, 272, '.76, 299, 319, 337, 

34L 359 36i. 
George A., 166, 174, 266,349, 

356. 
George B., 303. 
George D., 300. 
George E., 158, 196, 281. 
George F., 294, 364. 
George (i., 206. 
George H.. 157, 175, 196, 

289, 320, 324. 
George J., 166, 173. 
George M., 168, 175, 182, 

266, 299. 
George O , 176, 177. 
George P., 174. 321. 
George S., 88, 173, 287, 294. 
George W.,' 42, 91, 156, 175, 

188, 193, 196,239, 268, 271, 

272, 298, 301, 304, 305, 307, 

309, 320, 342, 345, 357. 
Georgianna, 303, 320. 
Gemsb L. , 360. 
Gertrude M., 175. 
Gertrude O., 173, 179, 243. 
Gilbert, 350. 
Gilman, 207, 215. 
Grace, 160, 163, 179, 243, 311, 

3*5- 
Grace E., 179, 243. 
Grant, 276. 
Gove, 209, 218. 
Grandison, 213. 
Grove H., 302. 



Hailey, 230. 

Hannah, 14, 61, 84, 145, 146, 
148, 150, 203, 205, 207, 208, 
209 212, 219, 230, 236, 246, 
267, 318, 325, 326, 327, 332, 
333. 335, 33<5, 340, 342, 343, 
345. 347, 353- 356. 

Hannah B., 303. 

Hannah G-, 356. 



Hannah L., 328. 

Hannah M.. 166, 209. 

Hannah R., 332. 

Haanah T., 231. 

Hannah W., 315. 

Harriet, 163, igo, 213, 239, 

240, 245, 248, 250, 251, 253, 
„ 332, 338, 341- 349- 353- 
Harriet A., 16S, 175, 178. 
Harriet E., 99, 299, 320, 356. 
Harriet J., 194. 
Harriet L., 123, 176, 215. 
Harriet L C, 355. 
Harriet M., 170. 
Harriet P., 157. 
Harris B., 285, 289. 
Harris H., 232. 
Harrison, 102, 215, 304, 306, 

333- 342. 
Harrison F., 231. 
Harry A., 178. 
Harry M., 242. 
Harvey, 231, 251. 
Helen, 349. 
Helen A., 174. 
Helen L., 262. 
Helen M„ 307. 
Helen T., 169. 
Helena, 364. 
Heman, 355. 
Henry, b, 7, 8, 99, isr, 206, 

212, 213, 249, 254. 338, 339. 
Henry A., 257, 337. 
Henry B., 59, 288, 295. 
Heniy C, 231, 339, 552. 
Henry F., it9, 177. 
Henry H., 1 6, 159, 198 243. 
Henry J., 215, 281, 2 7. 
Henry M., 158, i;8, 255, 259, 

364. 
Henry N., 272. 
Henry S., 156, 159. 
Henry W.. 174, 177, 196, 335. 
Hephzibah, 69, 74, 148, 181, 

183, 187, 250, 251. 
Herbert A., 223. 
Heibert M., 294. 
Herman, 242. 
Hervy B., 231, 232, 
Hezediah, 227. 
Homer. 228. 
Horace, 56, 163, 170, 208, 216, 

348. „ 
Horace C., 216. 
Horace E., 170. 
Horace M., 251. 
Horace N., 245. 
Horace S., 288. 
Horace W., 358. 
Hortense, 219. 
Hosea S., 341. 
Hubert, 209. 
Hubert A., 215. 
Huldah, 286. 
Hyman A., 66, 239. 
Hyrum, 81, 268, 273. 



Ida, 324. 

Ida B., 342. 

Ida F., 314. 

Ida J., 396. 

Imogene J., 272. 

Ira, 57, 205, 211. 

Irene, 155. 

Irving, 241. 

Isaac, 212, 227, 228, 325, 326, 

327, 328, 329. 331. 336, i-i3, 

347, 348, 358. 



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INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



Isaac M., 336, 348. 
Isabella, 341. 
Isabella C., 298. 
Isaiah, 328, 332. 
Israel, 87, 254. 287. 
Ithamer C., 266, 270. 
Ivory, 230, 231. 
Ivory P., 237. 



Jabez, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 

333- 
Jacob, 73, 74, 75, 250, 252, 

254. 
Tairus, 347. 
James, 13, 19, 34, 75, 146, 147, 

151, 152, 161, 169, 206, 209, 

236, 239, 250, 330. 
James A., 114, 213, 222. 
James B., 195. 
James C, 170. 
James D., 350. 
James F., 365. 
James H., 337, 352. 361. 
James M., 193, 195, 239. 
James S., 333, 342. 
James \V., 239. 
Jane, 260, 271, 330, 336, 355. 
Jane C, 220. 
Jane E., 157, 212, 221, 271, 

295- 
Jane ML, 338, 353. 
Janette, 213, 219, 261, 299. 
Jared S., 285, 290. 
Jason H., 288. 
Jedidiah, 55, 205, 212. 
Jefferson. 284. 
Jemima R., 311, 315. 
Jenny. 357. 
Jenny L., 353. 
Jerahmeel, 77, 89, 98, 149, 

297. 
Jerusha, 235, 236. 
Jesse, 276, 318, 321. 
Jessie C, 291. 
Joanna, 297, 331,339. 
Joanna 1'.. 336. 
Joel, So, 89, 102, 208,264, 267, 

271, 272, 275, 306, 309. 
Joel D., 98, 299. 
Joel 0., 260. 
Joel T., 309. 
John, 9, 10, 12, 14, 41, 54, 

S3. 56, 58. 59. 6 °. 6 7> 7°t 
72, 75, 78, 79, 81, 91, 100, 
118, 145, 146, 147, 148, 154, 
190, 192, 203, 204, 205, 206, 
208, 210, 214, 222, 226, 232, 
2 33, 2 35i 2 36. 2 37> 239. 241, 
244. 245. 2 47. 2 5*. 2 53. 256, 

259, 2^2, 264, 268, 270, 298, 
300, 316, 317, 32C, 327, 329, 

33^>. 333.335. 33^, 34°, 343- 

349- „ 
John, Rev., 206, 214. 
John A., 208, 349. 
John B., 181. 
John C, 336, 34). 
John E., 319, 321. 
John F., 319. 
John G., 356. 
John H., 342. 
John J.. 269, 275. 
John L., 58, 233, 234. 
John M., 243, 351. 
John N., 100, 101, 312. 
John R., 256, 262. 
John S., 195. 
John T., 124, 348, 359. 



John W., 317, 319. 

Jonas, 54, 55, 56, 57, 82, 147, 

202. 203, 204, 206, 2lO T 214, 
264, 275, 316, 318, 321. 

Jonas B., 231. 265, 269, 319. 

Jones, 59, 230, 231. 

Jones W., 59, 231. 

Jonathan, 16, 57. 59, 74, 146, 
149, 203, 205, 212, 229, 230, 
252. 253. 263, 315, 317, 318. 

Joseph, 13, 20, 41, 43, 56, 73, 
80, 146, 147, 154, 159, 160, 
161, 165, 180, 181, 190, 191, 
193, 198, 203, 204, 206, 207, 
209, 213, 215, 244, 256, 264, 
266, 268, 270, 277, 304, 307, 
321, 32S. 332, 340, 341, 343. 

Joseph A., 206, 318. 

Joseph B., 212, 220. 

Joseph C, 340. 

Joseph D., 330. 

Joseph E , 349. 

Joseph F., 236. 

Joseph H., 240. 

Joseph M., 193, 213, 246, 249. 

Joseph P., 272. 

Joseph R., 100, 101, 305, 307. 

Joseph S., 157. 

Joseph T. , 240, 246, 248. 

Joseph \V., 45, 200, 317, 319, 

T 34 V 

Josephine, 171. 
Josephine C, 200. 
Josephine H., 315. 
Joseph ns, 269 274, 317, 320. 
Joshua, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 88, 

149, 263, 264, 200, 2S3, 284, 

288, 331, 339, 34°- 
Joshua S., 352, 361. 
Josiah, 18, 58, 59, 102, 103, 

115,148, 151,226, 227,253, 

3<M, 3°5, 307. 3'°. 3". 333. 

34 2 - 
Josiah P., 40, 181, 183,239. 
Josiah S., 11, 31a. 
Josiirh vv'., 247. 
Jotham, 15, 67, 63, 148, 243, 

244. 245, 347- 
Judith S., 339. 
Julia, 20", 216, 239, 246, C87. 
Julia A , 237, 241, 306. 
Julia E., 157, 193. 
Julia M , 168. 
Julia V., 270. 
Julia W., 246. 
Juliet B., 32, 169. 



Kate. 307. 

Keziah, 150, 327, 329, 335. 

Keyes, 265. 



L. 

Laban, 329, 336. 
Lafayette,' 2 10. 
Lansing W., 322, 324. 
Laura, 155, 157, 1C9, 207, 249, 

251, 261, 356. 
Laura A., 168, 176, 193. 
Laura A. L., 194. 
Laura F., 302. 
Laura M., 181. 
Laura P., 233, 234. 
Lauretta, 183. 
La%inia. 183, 261, 290. 
Leafy, 267. 
Leah, 327, 328, 332. 



Leah H., 332. 

Leonard, 302. 

Leonard B., 259. 

Leonard C, 299. 

Leroy, 88, 288, 294. 

Letitia, 331. 

Levi, 45, 58, 6, , 87, 107, igS, 
226, 227, 235, 236, 244, 245, 
248, 277, 283, 285, 291. 

Levi C, 291. 

Levi F., 247. 

Lewis, 163, 207, 215, 269, 271, 

.331. 333. 339, 34', 345- 

Liberty,, 268, 272. 
—Lillian, 178. 

Lillian J., 187. 

Lindall, 284, 287. 

Lizzie, 314. 

Lois. 10, 205, 210, 297. 

Loomis, 210, 

Lorenzo,, 261, 274. 

Lorimella, 155. 

l.oring L., 353. 

Lorissa, 207, 343. 

Lot, 329.. 

Louisa, 207, 210, 254, 318, 323, 
34> 

Louisa S., 175, 220. 

Louisa T., 214. 

Louis De V., 55, 212, 220. 

Lucia, 289. 

Lucien, 168, 175. 

L'icina, 207, 246, 249. 

Lucinda, 332, 338, 349. 

Lucinda R., 242. 

Lucius, 310. 

Lucius £., 143. 

Lucius F., 179. 
' Lucretia, 101, 160^ 192, 194, 
218, 236, 304, 305, 308. 

Lucretia L., 200. 

Lucy, 70, 89. 158, 162, 190, 
191,192, 205, 2cv, 208, 210, 
-11. 215, 23^, 237. 240, 245, 
252, 254, 256, 257, 283, 286, 
2 97i 3°2, 304, 306, 30S, 317, 
3 2 8, 33,, 339, 341, 351, 354. 

Lucy A , 160, 168, 173, 175, 
216. ~* 

Lucy A. T. , 213, 221. 

Lucy B., 199. 

Lucy D., 248, 249. 

Lucy E., 340. 

Lucy L , 245, 248. 

Lucy M., 247. 

Lucy N., 323. 

Lucy R., 274. 

Lucy S., 352. 

Luella M.. 364. 

Luke, 74, 75, 161, 252, 254, 
257, 258, 271, 275- 

Luke A.. 257. 
Luman A., 1S4. 
Luna, 212. 
Luther, 3 r6, 335. 
Lydia, 89, 205, 211, 219, 298, 
3i5, 327. 332, 333, 334. 335, 
, 34°. 343. 3i7, 35 J, 359- 
Lydia A.. 299. 322, 324. 
Lydia C, 344, 355. 
Lydia L., 90, 274, 347. 
Lydia S., 342. 

Lyman, 76, 78, 233, 266, 269. 
Lyman C., 269. 
Lyman R., 275. 



M. 



Mabel H., 242. 
Mabel M., 353. 



INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



377 



Mabel S.. 261. 

Madge B., 223. 

Madison, 366. 

Mahala, 265, 338. 

Major, 267. 

Malinda, 256. 

Manassah, 204, 207, 233, 303, 

3°4- 

Marcy C, 322. 

Margaret, 198, 221. 

Margery, 264. 

Maria, 237, 239, 241, 276, 306. 

Maria A., 156, 183, 187. 

Maria K., 262. 

Maria L., 275, 310, 314, 316. 

Mariner, 355. 

Mariner A., 345, 357. 

Marion E., 299. 

Mark, 231, 237, 241. 

Mark A.. 241, 243, 355. 

Marshall, 266. 

Marshall P., 76, 103, 107, no, 
112, 113, 114, 306,310, 311, 
352- 

Martha, 6, 7, 10, 18, 43, 73, 74, 
120, 149, 151, 157, 160, 164, 
181, 191, 212. 215, 225, 226, 
230, 232, 252, 255, 256, 259, 
260, 276, 299, 301, 306, 310, 

,332 ; 333, 339- 352, 359- 

Martha A., 272, 300, 351. 

Martha B., 259. 

Martha C, 343. 

Martha E., 222, 307, 360. 

Martha J., 303. 

Martha L. , 269, 275, 2S9. 

Martha M., 255. 

Martha V., 275. 

Martin, 154, 3-19. 

Martin W., 338. 

Marietta, 219. 

Mary, 7, 8, 10, 1 r, 13, 14, 16, 
56, 101, 145, 146, 148. 150, 
*53, !5^i *66, 169, 186, 192, 
190, 210, 215, 227, 228, 229, 
2 37- 2 39- 2 4', 24°^ 250, 254, 
258, 259, 264, 266, 267, 268, 
269, 302, 305, 307, 315, 316, 
323, 3 2 5i 3=7. 328, 32^, 330, 
331, 332. 334, 335- 337, 338-, 
339-. 34°, 343- 344- 346, 347-. 
350, 351-352, 354- 359- 

Mary A , 160, 177, 193, 196, 
214, 243, 279, 306, 307, 308, 
311, 313, 322, 340, 348, 353, 
357. 

Mary B.. 261. 

Mary C, 162, 256, 262. 

Mary E., 159, 164, 170, 179, 
214, 249, 257, 343, 349. 

Mary F., 157, 196, 291, 338, 
352- 

Mary H., 158, 257. 

Mary J., 56, 168, 214,223,240, 
242, 256, 257, 360. 

Mary L., 56, 156, 174, 215, 
216, 292, 299, 333, 341. 

Mary N., 261. 

Mary P.. 268. 

Mary R., 268, 273, 357. 

Mary S., 237, 240, 287, 351. 

Mary V., 157. 

Mary \V., 199. 219, 273. 

Mason H., 36, 163, 170. 

Matilda, 332. • 

Maude, 312. 

Maynard O., 188. 

Mehetabcl, 204, 210, 325, 326, 
34.3- 

Melissa, 364. 

MelJona, 285. 



Mercy, 284. 

Merrick, 71, 72, 256, 305, 364. 

Mersylvia, irfi, 307. 

Merritt B., 294. 

Miletta, 349. 

Milo, 212. 

Milo D., 247. 

Milo W., 275. 

Milton, 35, 162, 169, 197, 199. 

Milton A., 176, 184. 

Milton J., 178. 

Minerva, 287. 

Minerva L., 173. 

Minor M., 250. 

Miriam, 226, 329, 338, 

Molly, 236, 329. 

Morgia, 303. 

Moses, 117, 118, 150, 316. 

Moses G. , 32, r69, 177. 

Moses H., 24, 76, 162, 168. 

Moses J., 166, 172. 

Moses S., 248. 

Moses L., 354. 

Muriel, 531. 

Myra, 210. 

Myron, 210. 

Myron A., 220. 



N. 

Nabby, 284. 

Nahum, 44, 45, 191, 198, 233. 

Nahum C, 59, 197, 233, 235. 

Nancy, 81, i=;5, 161, 181, iqo, 

192, 195, 198, 207, 209, 210, 

211, 2l8, 250, 753, 254, 268, 
273, =88. 305, 307, 330, 333, 
310, 341, 347. 

Nancy E., v.6. 

Nancy H., 341. 

Nancy J., 310. 

Nancy K., 308, 313. 

Nancy L.. 251, 303. 

N. Elizabeth, 183. 

Naomi, 205, 211. 

Nathan, 58, 190, 226, 22J-, 305, 

335, 341* 

NaTf>an"A., 277, 279. 

Nathan T_, 213, 222. 

Nathan W., 42, 194, 196. 

Nathanael, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 
59, 71, 77, 80, 84, 89, 145, 
146, 148, 149, 154, 155, 256, 
260, 263, 264, 265, 277, 278, 
293, 3°3- 328, 330. 337, 338, 
349- 35°- 

Nathanael F., 351. 

Nathanael H., 302. 

Natt, 2S4. 

Nellie, 219, 340. 

Nellie A., 157. 

Nellie L., 349. 

Nellie V., 223. 

Nellie W. , 359. 

Nettie, 222, 340. 

Nettie R., 99. 

Newton D., 222. 

Nicholas, 5, 6, 7, 9. 

Nixon, 284. 



o. 

Olive, 258, 288. 301, 302, 331. 

Olive A., 352. 

Oliver, r6, 39, 117. 146, 150, 

204, 210, 246, 249, 31^, 316, 

318. 322, 356. 
Oliver D., 183, 188. 
Oramel A., 285, 291. 



Oran J., 323. 
Orange, 207, 215. 
Orcus C, 193, 285, 29T. 
Orpha, 209, 218, 274. 
Orpah, 209. 
Orra, 67, 210, 236, 239. 
Orrilla, 364. 
Oscar, 249. 
Oscar A., 168, 176. 
Oscar S. , 353. 
Osgood, 262. 
Ossian L., 291. 



Parsons, 321. 
Parthenia H., 214. 
Pascal P., 270. 
Patty, 203, 227, 229, 236, 

258, 268, 316. 
Paul, 89, 250. 
Paulina, 2S3, 287. 
Percival B., 360. 
Persis, 315, 329, 334, 345, 
Peisis R., 347. 
Perry, 276. 
Peier, 39, 161, 166, 180, 

190, 209, 329, 333, 341. 
Peter A., 20, 160, 161. 
Phebe, 56, 206, 211, 215, 

265. 
Phebe E., 239. 
Phenice, 264, 267. 
Philander, 266. 
PhiJander N., 269. 
Philinda, 246, 584. 
Phinehas, 117, 150, 316, 

318. 
Polly, 18, 89, 151, 154, 

zgi, 206, 209, 220, 236, 

253, 264, 284. 
Polly M., 155, 239. 
Pomona, 2S5. 
Prcscott M., 254. 
Priscilla, 203, 337, 350. 
Pnscilla P., 349. 
Prudence, 59, 149, 154, 

226, 230, 232, 233, 734, 

264. 
Pyam, 335, 347, 358. 



J85. 



155, 
244, 



J 55, 
235, 



Rachel, 327, 328, 33*, 339, 347, 

359- 
Ralph E., 159. 
Ralph W.. 221. 
Randolph, 358. 
Ranseil, 69, 251. 
Rebecca, 127, igo, 235, 245, 

250, 266, 270, 305, 316, 318, 

32c, 326, 327, 335, 336. 
Rebecca B., 245. 
Rebecca J., 266. 
Rebecca K.., 200. 
Relief, 89, 298. 
Reuben, 67, 226, 244, 302, 336, 

348. 
Rhoda, 213. 

Richard E., 56, 206. 215. 
Rinaldo D. F., 280, 
Robert, 242, 2 y>, 337, 343, J51, 

360. 
Robert D., 303. 
Robert H., 42, 194. 
Robert J., 208, 360. 
Robert M., 24, 16S, 176. 
Rodney, 260, 262. 
Rosanna, 265. 



378 



INDEX OF THE NAMES OF WILDER. 



Roscoe E., 358. 

Rosina, 263, 269. 

Roswell, 267, 271, 279. 

Rowena, 209. 

Roxana, 332. 

Roxby, 347. 

Royal G., 66, 239, 242. 

Royal H., 240. 

Roy J., 291. 

Rufus, 226. 

Rufus A., 246, 249. 

Rufus L., 45, 170, 178, 200. 

Russell, 205, 210. 

Russell K., 266. 

Ruth, 180, 261, 284, 336, 338. 

Ruth M., 340. 

Ruth W., 256. 



Salem, 59", 231, 232. 

Sally, 206, 227, 236, 239, 245, 
247, 253, 277, 279, 316, 318, 
322, 332, 337, 350. 

Sally W., 317, 319. 

Salmon H., 31, 169, 177. 

Salome, 348. 

Samantha, 279. 

Sampson V, S., 46, 49, 198, 
200, 246. 

Samuel, 44, 67, 70, 71, 72, 74, 
85, 87, 88, 149, 155, 197, 199, 
226, 23', 239, 245, 252, 256, 
283, 284, 287, 302, 315, 32S, 

33°, 33'- 

Samuel A., 345. 

Samuel C, 163. 

Samuel G., 356. 

Samuel J., 254, 259. 

Samuel L., 306, 307, 311, 312. 

Samuel T., 206. 

Samuel W., 170. 

Sanfcrd L., 193, 195. 

Sarah, 14, 77, 146, 159, 161, 
170, 181, 190, 192, 197, 198, 
203, 205, 226, 23;, 253, 257, 
263, 2 .-68, 297, 

301, 315. 319, 328, 334, 338, 
343* 344. 3 6 '- 

Sarah A., 159, 165, 168, J74, 
249, 322. 327, 330, 333, 347. 

Sarah B., 257. 

Sarah C, 215, 239, 270, 352. 

Sarah D., 1C9, 178. 

Sarah E., 196, 214, 236, 240, 
246, 258, 259, 289, 302, 323. 

Sarah F., 247. 

'•» 339- 
Sarah H., 240, 319. 
Sarah J., 287, 311, 315. 
Sarah L., 246, 340. 

VI., 170, 178, 242. 
Sarah P., 166, 174. 
Sarah S., 46, 200, 350. 
Sarah V. S., 46, 200. 
Sarah V. T., 200. 
Sarah W. F., 199. 
Savilor, 155. 
Sawyer, 230. 
Sedgewick P., 79, 270. 



Scott, 211. 

Sereno M., 288, 294. 

Seth, 204, 208, 244, 246, 327, 

329, 339- 
Seth L., 208. 
Seth -., 339. 
Shubael, 329, 336, 351. 
Sidney, 246, 247, 249. 
Silas, 59, 89. 117, 229, 230, 

298, 316, 318, 321. 
SihsL)., 193. 
Silas \V\, 198. 
Simon, 89, 297. 
Simon H., 298. 
Smilinda, 161. 
Solon, =9, 231, 232, 235. 
Solon F., 199. 

Solomon, 79, 81, 264, 266, 315. 
Solomon W., 340. 
Sophia, 161, 209, 253, 255, 347. 
Sophia M., 163. 
Sophia T., 237, 241. 
Sophionia, 253. 
Sophronia L., 213. 
Spencer, 230, 251. 
Stearns, 235. 

Stephen, 243, 244, 329, 335. 
Stephen C, 222. 
Stuart. 359. 
Submit, 316, 331. 
Sukcy, 332. 
Sumner, 304. 
Susan, 206, 233, 234, 254, 266, 

270, 297, 300, 314, 343. 347. 
SuSail E., 91, 177. 
Susan H.. 161. 
Susan R., 137. 
Susan O., 340. 
Su-an W., 215. 
Susannah, 37, 70, 149, 151, 

160, 1 3, 329, 334, 345. 
Susannah E., 357. 
Sybil. 263, 297. 
Sylvanus S.,360. 



Tabitha, 344. 

Tamar, 39, 117, 150, i8j, 203, 

3i5. 335- 

I li:i -sill, 328, 332. 

Temperance, 335. 
Thankful, 148. 
Theodore, 334, 343, 347, 351. 
Theophtlus, 327, 328, 329, 

334- 335, 343, 347> 354- 

Thirzah, 300. 

Thomas, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
'.4, 15, 16, 20, 21, 34, 35. 36, 
37,40,44,45,58, 6;. 
120, 145, 146, 147, 159, 160, 
162, 166, 169, 180, 181, 183, 
197, 199, 203, 206, 213, 235, 
244, 326, 328, 330, 337, 338, 
348, 35o, 351. 
. Thomas A., 300. 

Thomas E., 169, 17S, 200, 321. 

Thomas J., 319. 

Thompson, 209, 219. 

Tilley, 150, 315, 316. 



Tillotson, 267. 
Timothy, ioi, 205. 
Titus, 244. 
Townsend, 336. 
Tryphena, 316, 317, 320. 



Yarn urn, 302. 

Vashti, 160, 161, 165. 
Verona. 155. 
Victoria, 167. 
Victor A„ 257, 357. 
Virginia, 167. 
Viola M., 187. 
Volney, 257, 260. 



w. 

Wales, i66 t 173. 

Waldo H., 82,273. 

Wallace, 242, 276. 

Wallace L., 294. 

Wallace W., 271. 

Walter, 262. 

Walter D., 169. 

Warner, 245, 248, 333. 

Warren, 67, 2jo, 235, 271, 276, 

Wayne, 270. 

Wealthy, 219. 

Wealthy P., 272. 

Welles, 209. 

Wesley M., 18S. 

Willard, 302. 

Willard H., 183, 187, 269. 

William, 6, 8, 9, 35, 60, 66, 
148, :^, 155, 158, 162, 170, 
177, 183, 206, 209, 2co, 213, 
219, 234, 235, 258, 261, 265, 
269, 274, 287, 304, 318, 319, 
33^- 339, 342, 361, 3°5- 

William A.. 170, 175, 178, 364. 

William B., 258, 295. 

William C., 230, 287, 364. 

William D., 236. 

William E., 159. 

William F., 159, 288. 

William H., 159, 169, 213, 310, 

3", 314, 3'5, 342, 343, 353, 

361. 
William H. H., 241, 243, 255. 
William J., 222, 360. 
William O., 319. 
William P., 82. 
William S., 69, 90, 233, 251, 

298, 2Q0. 

William W., 170, 222, 337. 
Willis, 42, iuo, 192, 194. 
Wilson M., 269, 274. 
Winfield J., 356. 
Wyman K., 176. 



z. 

Zatter, 268. 
Zechariah, 329, 335. 
Zenas, 329, 335, 347, 348. 
Zenas J., 335, 353. 



INDEX OF OTHER NAMES WITH WHOM THE 
WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 



Adams. 
Abby B., 156, 159. 
Charles D., 188. 
Daniel E., 184. 
Eugene, 213. 
Ezra B., 156. 
George, 238. 
George, 188. 
Joseph D., 337. 
Mary K., 188. 
Samuel E., 188. 
Sarah, 277, 298, 299. 
Susan S., 162, 169. 

Ainsworth. 

Clara A., 17s, 180. 
Wyman H., 168, 175. 

Alford. 

Esther A., 213. 

Allan. 

Abigail, 345. 
Ebcnezer, 345. 
Elizabeth. 345, 357. 
Hannah L., 357. 
Jane, 344, 345, 355. 
John, 344, 345. 
John D., 357. 
Lydia, 345. 
Mark, 334, 345. 
Martha, 357. 
Mary, 345. 
Nelson, 357. 
Sally, 345. 
Susannah, 287. 
Theophilus, 345, 357. 
William R., 345, 357. 

Allen. 
Albert L., 194. 
Alden, 194. 
Amelia, 287. 
Anna, 359. 
Catherine, 287. 
Charles F., 194. 
Electa, 287. 
Elizabeth, 194. 
Erastus, 283, 287. 
Francis, 287. 
Harriet B., 193. 
Henry, 287. 
Henry S., 194. 
Henry W., 360. 
Horace, 287. 
Ira, 191, 193. 
Ira W., 194. 
Joseph, 209. 
Louisa, 287. 
Lucinda, 287. 
. Lucy, 148. 
Martin, 287. 
Mary, 214. 
Theophilus, 204. 
William A., 359. 
Weld Noble, 360. 

Alvord. 
Abigail, 285. 
Hannah, 286. 



Ames. 

Elizabeth, 145, 325. 

Amsden. 

Charles S., 196. 
Frank W., 196. 
Henry W., 196. 
John, 294. 
Rollin, 196, 294. 
Sarah J., 294. 

Alverson. 
Arvilla, 194. 
Charles B., 194. 
Eliza A., 194. 
Harriet S., 194. 
Lorinda, 194. 
Mary, 194. 
Simon, 192, 194. 
Susan, 194. 

Anderson. 
Betsy S., 292. 
Helen, 258. 
David A., 293. 
Ella B., 293. 
Isabella, 292. 
James, 285, 292. 
Jonathan. 325. 
Lucy Jane, 293. 
Mary, 163. 
Olive W., 293. 
Sarah R., 292. 
Wealthy M., 292. 

Andrew. 
John, 238. 

Andrews. 
Caroline A., 309, 314, 
Caroline L., 309, 314. 
Charles Denny, 305, 314. 
Eliza, 304, 307. 
George B., 314. 
Lillie W., 314. 
Robert, 306, 309. 
Robert A., 309. 
Sally, 191, 192. 

Andrus. 
Amanda M., 299. 

Applebee. 

Anna, 267, 271. 

Arms. 
Jane M., 212, 220. 

Arthur. 
Robert, 270. 

Austin. 

Elizabeth, 206. 
Hannah, -204. 
Tryphena, 203, 206. 

Avery. 
Christiana E., 300. 
Elisha, 300. 
Fremont, 300. 



George E., 300. 
Hubert K., 300. 
Samuel K., 298, 300. 
William B., 300. 

Ayers. 

Abigail, 334, 344. 

Augur. 

Hiram, 348. 
William A., 348. 



Babcock. 
Esther, 102. 
Franklin W., 229. 
Hephzibah, 229. 
Lydia E., 306, 310. 
Peter, 229. 

Badger. 

Mary, 161, 166. 

Bailey. 

Priscilla, 340. 

Baker. 
Abigail, 310. 
Asahel, 90, 298. 
Azor, 346. 
Cyprian, 297. . 
George, 180, 182. 
Joanna, 227. 
Julia, 310. 
Louisa J., 176. 
Sarah, 181, 184. 

Balch. 
Sarah A., 156, 158. 

Baldwin. 

Caroline L., 289. 
Clara W , 119, 168, 175. 
Emily, 289. 
Henry, 28g. 
Mary P., 289. 
Theron, 56, 285, 289. 

Ball. 
David, 229. 
Ezra. 229. 
Homer, 229. 
Joseph, 229. 
Marcus, 273. 
Susan, 229. 
Virtue, 266, 269. 

Ballard. 
Betsy, 264. 
Sally, 252. 

Bamp. 
Mary, 337, 349. 

Bardwell. 
John, 292. 

Barnard. 

Elizabeth, 283. 

(379) 



*8o 



INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Hannah, 337, 349. 
Rev. A., 332. 

Barney. 
George W., 192. 

Barr. 

Alice, 241. 
Cornelia J., 169, 178. 
Geo. W., 237, 241. 

Barrell. 
Electa, 200. 

Barrett. 
Anna, 160. 

Bartlett. 
Daniel, 340. 
Mary E., 352, 360. 

Bass. 
John, 293. 
Sally, 154. 

Bates._ 
Bernice, 285. 
Jesse, 330. 

Baxter. 

Mary L., 288, 295. 

Beale. 

Elizabeth, 308, 313. 
Emma, 91, 298, 300. 
Miriam. 327, 329. 

Beam an. 
Eunice, 54, 147, 203. 
Mary, 263. 
Nancy, 304. 

Beard. 

Alanson W., 272. 
James, 81, 272. 
Maria M., 27a. 

Beeeee. 
J. W., 168. 

Belding. 
C. M., 165. 

Belknap. 
Sally, 267, 271. 

Bemis. 
Joanna, 284, 288. 

Bent. 
Betsy, 233. 

Benjamin. 
Emma, 259. 

Betts. 

Henry E., 185, 18S. 
Mary J., 188. 

Bigelow. 
Rev. A., 310. 
Charles D., 53, 228. 
Gershom, 228. 
Gershom P. F., 228. 
John, 22S. 
Luke, 256. 
Mary A., 228. 
Walter B., 228. 

BlRDSALL. 

James, 330. 



Black. 
Ann, 269. 

Blades. 
Mary L., 194. 

Blake. 

Martha, 180. 

Blanchard. 
Joseph, 146. 

Bliss. 
Sarah J., 233, 235. 

BloS.:. 

Aaron J., 207. 
Chester, 207. 
Hannah, 207. 
Josiah, 207. 
Polly, 207. 
Samuel, 20'. 
Walter, 207. 

Boies. 

Lois, 150. 
Sarah, 296. 

Bonner. 

Fanny E., 336. 
Fanny A., 349. 

Bostwick. 

Mary A., 212, 220. 

Bothwell. 
Ruth L)., 39, 169. 

BOWKER. 

Ezekiel, 263. 

Bovie. 
Sarah, 169. 

Bowman. 
Mary, 149. 

Bracket. 
Sarah, 155. 

Bradford. 

Alexander, 350. 
Consider, 337, 350. 
Elizabeth, 351. 
Louisa, 351. 

Braman. 
Angeline. 229. 
Bradish, 229. 
Carrie A., 216, 224. 
Cynthia, 229. 
Martha, 229. 
Mary, 229. 
Sarah, 229. 

Bridges. 
Mary, 343. 

Briggs. 
Lydia, 182, 185. 

Brooks. 
John, 238. 
Jabez, 154. 
Lucetta, 322. 

Broughton. 
Martha, 147, 151. 

Brown 
Addison, 1S3. 



Asaph, 160, 164, 170. 
Asaph N., 164, 171. 
Ada O., 171. 
Abel, 164. 
Adele N., 276. 
Albert, 164, 171. 
Caroline, 220. 
Charles A., 171. 
Emma F., 218. 
Erastus, 164. 
Frederick VV., 172. 
George, 164, 171. 
George M., 220. 
Hiram, 209, 220. 
Hannah S., 17T. 
Harriet M., 171. 
Joseph, 194. 
Lavinia, 164, 171. 
Lois, 171, 316. 
Lucia, 171. 
Martha A., 164, 171. 
Martha L., 164. 
Mary, 171. 
Mary Ann, 353, 360. 
Mary E., 172. 
Samuel, 170. 
Samuel J., 278. 
Samuel W., 164. 
Sarah, 246. 
Sarah E., 171. 
Sarah P., 196. 
Theodore, 308. 
William, 164, 171. 
William H., 171. 

Btownell. 
Louisa, 202. 
Matilda, 202. 
Mary Aon, 258, 261. 
1 ila^;, 202. 
Sylvia, 20a. 

Bruce. 
Eliza, 294. 
Emily C, 167. 
Ethan A., 294. 
Fanny L., 167. 
Joseph E., 167. 
Luke. 162. 
Mary A., 167. 
Nancy, 162, 167. 
Omri, 294. 
Orris D., 294. 
Sarah, 249. 
Silas, 161. 
William W., 294. 

B .-YANT. 

Susan, 337. 

Bullock. 

Aarort H., 225. 
E lmond D., 225. 
Martha E., 225. 

BURBANK. 

Bertha L.. 273. 
Caroline M., 273. 
Eveline G, 273. 
G»orge S., 273. 
Helen M., 273. 
Henry C, 273. 
Jan.es C, 273. 
Liretta A., 273. 
Mary W., 273. 
Simeon, 81, 263, 273. 

Buuchard. 
AM W.. 241. 
Emeline E., 241. 
Join 1 ., 241. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 38 1 



Lucy, 241. 
Mary, 241. 
Nathanael, 237, 241. 

Burpee. 
Abel, 227, 228. 
Catharine W., 228. 
James, 228. 
Alary A., 228. 
Relief, 228. 
Samuel S., 228. 
Sophia, 228. 




Burt. 
Celia, 255. 259. 

BUSWELI.. 

Lois, 164, 171. 

Butler. 

Abijah, 21, 70. 

Anna, 70, 159. 

Eunice, 244, 246. 

Lucy, 278. 

Sally N., 70, 229, 252, 255. 

Louisa J., 168. 



Camp. 

Rev. Albert, 306. 

Campbell. 
Alice G., 223. 
Charles H., 223. 
Fanny A., 220. 
Frederick P., 223. 
J. R., 214, 223. 
Mary G., 223. 

Canfield. 

Fanny A., 212. 

Carlton. 
Susan, 304, 306. 

Carpenter. 
Eliza, 287. 
Eliza A., 294. 
Ellen, 184, 189. 

Carr. 
Oristella, 353, 361. 

Carson. 

Delos, 169, 177. 
Ida B., 177. 

Carter. 
Abel, 252, 256. 
Abigail, 147, 160, 197. 
Amanda, 181, 183. 
Dorothy, 197. 
Eliza, 306, 309. 
Elizabeth, 147. 
Ephraim, 150. 
George E., 309, 314. 
Granville, 307. 
Fames W., 256. 
John, 252, 256. 
Jonathan, 149. 
Lucy, 256. 
Mary. 256. 
Martha, 256. 
Nathanael, 149. 
Oliver, 150. 



Phillip, 213. 
Relief, 304. 
Samuel, 146, 149. 
Thankful, 154. 

Case. 
Ahiram, 214. 
Annis, 214. 
Charles VV., 322. 
Elsie, 214. 
George, 322. 
Henry, 318, 322. 
Jerome, 322. 
Jesse, 322. 
Sarah, 225. 
Shelden, 214. 
Truman, 206, 214. 

Caskey. 
John, 166. 

Chase. 
Julia, 308. 
Laura, 279. 
Matilda, 225. 

Chaffin. 
Mary H., 181, 183. 

Chalker. 

Hannah L., 234. 

Chamberlain. 
Alanson, 266. 
Alfred, 267. 
Elizabeth, 267. 
George, 267. 
Joshua W., 266. 
Josiah, 266. 
Rebecca, 266. 
Samuel, 266, 267. 

Chandler. 
Amariah, 283. 
Persis, 283, 284. 
Susan, 337. 

Chapin. 

Clara W., 295. 
Frederick O., 295. 
Orlo H., 29D, 295. 
Hiram, 337. 

Chapman. 
Anna F., 232. 

Cheenev. 

Clarinda, 298, 299. 
Chubbuck, 328. 
Letitia, 327, 328, 331. 
Mary, 330. 

Childs. 
Ira G., 317, 319. 
Daniel, 340. 
Mary, 287. 

Chute. 

George W., 158. 

Cili.ey. 
William H., 258. 

Clapp. 

Arthur B., 270. 
Asahel, 227, 266, 270. 
Daniel, 227, 
George H., 270. 
James S., 342. 
Lovell. 228. 
Mary B., 227. 



Martha J., 228. 
Michael T., 343. 
Uriah, 227. 

Clark. 

Ada, 260, 262. 
A. Verona, 352, 361. 
Edward, 269, 275. 
Eunice, 346. 
Hannah, 347. 
Junius, 275. 
Ruth, 317, 319. 
Rufus VV., 340. 
Sarah, 297. 
Samuel, 214. 
Silas W., 353. 
William, 325. 

Cleveland. 

Anna B., 216, 224. 

Cleaves. 

Eliza M., 193, 196. 

Cobb. 

Patience, 191. 

Cochran. 
Clark C, 238. 

Codding. 
Eunice C, 218. 
Horace W., 218. 
James H., 218. 
Mary L., 218. 
Robert W., 218. 
Russell O., 218. 
Warren H., 208. 

Colby. 
Phillip W., 339. 

Coleman. 
Phoebe J., 216. 

Colburne. 
C. N., 183, 188. 
Charles L., 188. 
Frank A., 188. 
Thankful, 154, 155. 
William W., 188. 

Con ant. 
Josiah, 305. 

Congar. 
Amanda, 162, 168. 
Salina, 162, 167. 

COOLEY. 

Fanny, 162, 168. 
Thomas, 168. 

Cook. 
Eliza, 269. 
Esther, 285, 292. 
Franklin, 266, 269. 
Mary, 318, 321. 
Myrick, 269. 
Hubert, 337. 

Cooper. 
Mary, 356. 

Corey. 

Charles, 317. 
Christopher, 317. 
Moses, 317. 
Sally, 317. 



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INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Corcoran. 
A. J., 261. 

Cowing. 

Helen, 352, 3°°- 

Cragin. 

Sarah E., 34°- 

Crandall. 

Harriet M., 220. 
Hannah M.,296. 

Crane. 

Ebenezer, 205. 

Craw. 

JaneE., 172- 
Mary J., 165. 
Theresa B.. 302. 

Crombie. 

Abel W., 237- 
Betsy G., 238. 
Hannah, 238. 
Harriet E., 238. 
Ira, 237, 257. 
James, 238. 
John, 236, 237- 
Mary, 236, 239. 
Mary Jane, 238. 
Moses, 237. 
Rebecca, 238. 

Crosby. 

Arethusa, 160, 162. 

Cross. 

Gilbert J., 290. 
Josiah, 237. 

Crossf.tt. 

Calvin, 158. 
• Laura, 158- 

Laura E., 158. 

Olive S., 158- 

Crocker. 

Benjamin, 163. 
N. E. P., 168. 
Sarah, 329, 33 2 - 

Culver. 

Newton H., 259. 

Currier. 

Susan, 290,296. 

Curtis. 

Lucy E., 33°. 
Sarah G., 231. 

Cushing. 
Abel, 330. 
Abigail, 327, 3 3 9- 
Emily, 339- 35 1 - 
Joanna, 343. 
Lydia, 32}, 334- 
Regemmelech, 331. 
Sarah J., 332- 
Sarah, 32/- 3™- 
Tamesin, 328, 332. 

Cushman. 

Emma C, 173- 
Frederick, 173. 
John, 166, 173- 
Lauia J., 173- 

Cutler. 
Emily, 167. 
Isaac C, 265. 



Cutting. 
F. J., 156- 



Dabney. 

William, 285. 

Daily. 

Moses, 205. 

Damon. 
Lydia, 338. 



Danforth. 

Susan W., 158, 159- 

Daniels. 
James, 318. 

Davis, 

Daniel, 231, 232. 
Elizabeth, 354- 
Fanny M.,i79i 2 32. 
G. L., 193. 
Horatio, 179- 
Jannette H., 190. 
Julia M., 179- 
William H., 174, '79. 

Angeline J., 168,176. 
Catharine, 305. 
Clara F..I74- 

Helen S., 174- 

Henry N., 175- 

Julia M., 174- 

Oliver, 175- 

Oliver H., i63, 174- 

Sarah E., i?4- 

Dearborn. 
Joshua, 337- 

Derby. 

Aaron, 207. 
Artemas, 207. 
John, 207. 

DerRY. 
James P., 272. 

Dexter. 

Priscilla W., 258. 

Dickey. 

Jane, 161, 165. 

Dickinson. 
Nancy, 279. 
Serena, 265. 

/ 

DlVOLL. 

bel H., 163.- 
Harvey, 163- 
Levi, 160, 163. 
Nancy, 163. 
Sally. 163- 
Sophronia, 163, 333- 34 1 - 

Dole. 
Asa. 286. 
Augustus, 293. 
Barnet W., 154, J 55- 
Calista, 293. 
Caroline, 2S6. 
Carrie, 293. 

Catharine, 286. 

Charles, 293. 

Charles D., 29'. 

Clara, 292. 

Cordelia, 286. 



Cornelius, 293. 
Cynthia, 2S6. 
Delia, 293. 
Dora, 293. 
Edward, 292. 
Edwin, 293. 
Electa, 286. 

Elizabeth, 285, 292, 293. 
Elizabeth A.. 292. 
Elizabeth C, 291. 
Elizabeth W., 15°- 
ElmiraD.,286, 293. 
Emily E., 158. 
Enos, 286, 293. 
Francis M., 291. 
Franklin, 291. 
George, 292. 
Gilbert M., 293- 
Hannah N.,292. 
Harriet, 292. 
Josiah, 283. 285, 291. 
Julia S., 155- 

Lavinia, 286. 

Lawrence B.. 156, 286, 293. 
Lawrence W., 292. 
Lois, 286. 
Lucina, 293. 
Lucius, 285, 291. 
Lucy, 2S5, 292. 
Lydia, 292. 
Mary E., 158. 293- 
Mary M., i5 6 - 
Moses, 283, 286. 
Nancy, 293. 
Orpheus, 293- 
Philena M., 2S0. 
Prudence, 155- , • Q 
Salmon W., 15 V* 8, 
Silas, 285, 292. 
Silas W., 291. 
Sylvester B., i 3 »- 
Thankful S., I5 6 - 
William J., 293- 
Wilder, 292. 

Donnell. 

Rebecca, 336. 
Thankful, 148- 



Doolittle. 
Catharine, 205. 
Thankful, 148- 

DOTKN. 

Lydia A., 166, 173- 

Dow. , 

Hannah, 162, 169. 

Drake. 

Jonathan, 15°- 

Drown e. 

Edward P., 185. 
• Frank H., 185. 

George P., 182, i8s- 

Dresser. 

Mehctabel, 154- 

Dudley. 

Charles T. ., 248. 
D. T., 245. 248. 
Frederick, 248. 
Henry T., 248. 
Lucy A.,248- 
Phebe J., 24 8 - 

DuMOND. 

Jane C, 169. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 383 



Dunbar. 
Hosea, 330. 
Laban, 330. 

Duncan. 
Rev. A. G., 332. 
Anson, 267. 
Fanny, 299, 300. 
Mary A., 267. 
Simeon, 267. 

Dunham. 
Clarissa, 161. 

DUTTON. 

Lydia, 191, 193. 

Dwight. 
Chapman, 152. 
Charles, 152, 153. 
Daniel A., 152. 
Howard, 152, 153. 
Jane A., 153. 
J. H., 200. 
Thomas, 152. 
William, 152. 
William A., 152. 
Wilder, 152, 153. 

Dver. 

Mary, 330. 

Eager. 
Sarah, 340. 

Eastmav. 
Andrew M., 347. 
Catharine, 347. 
Charles, 346. 
Daniel, 346. 
Eliza, 346. 
George, 346. 
Hannah G., 346. 
Isaac, 346. 
Samuel, 346. 
Thomas, 334, 313, 346. 
Thomas C, 356. 

Eaton 
Harriet, 231. 

Eddy. 
B. F., 272. 

Edgerly. 
James. 2C0. 
James W., 255, 260. 
Joseph, 260. 
Lucinda, 260. 
Martha, 260. 

Edwards. 
John, 348. 

Eells. 
Anna, 326, 328. 
Lucinda, 336, 348. 
Sarah, 331. 

Ei.dred. 

Zipporah, 333, 342. 

Ellis. 
Delia L., 194. 
Sarah, 180. 

Emerson. 
Mary, 309. 

Ensign. 
Elizabeth, 14s, 146. 



Hannah, 145, 146. 
John, 145. 
Thomas, 145, 146. 



Fairbanks. 
Abigail, 197. 
Abijah, 197. 
James, 147. 
Mary, 150. 

Fairfield. 

Margaret, 336, 347. 
Farley. 

Charles, 307. 

Delia, 307, 312. 

Ebenezer, 305, 307. 

Ephraim W., 307. 

Frederick, 307. 

Martha B., 307. 

Mary, 307. 

Farnsworth. 
Esther, 345, 358. 

Farr. 
Emily H., 267. 

Farrar. 
Sally, 161, 167. 

Fearing. 
Hawks, 332. 
Israel, 32;, 326. 
James H., 343. 
John, 326. 
Margaret, 326. 

Fellows. 
Eunice, 244, 

Fenton. 
Ann, 164. 
Elizabeth, 170. 

Ferree. 

Amanda, 298, 300. 

Fessenden. 
A sa , 1 '. 7 . 
George B., 167, 
Isabella B., 167. 
Isabella M., 167. 

Field. 

Martha. 338, 351. 
Timothy, 338. 

Fisher. 
X. M., 213. 
Susan J., 289, 295. 

FlTTS. 

Ascenath, 285, 290. 

Flagg. 

Mary, 151, 249. 
Gershom, 151. 
Maria, 246. 

Fletcher. 
Charles S., 273. 

Flint. 
Sarah T., 154. 

Foote. 

Arthur W., 152. 
^aleb, 152. 
lillen D., 152. 
Frances E., 153. 



Henry W., 152, 153. 
Martha, 152. 
Mary, 153. 
Mary W.. 153. 
William O., 152. 

FORBUSH. 
Anna, 272. 

FOSDICK. 

Elizabeth F., 307. 
Martha, 178. 

Foster. 
Deborah, 356. 
Edward, 356. 
Eliza, 345, 356. 
Philena, 283, 286. 
Solomon M., 345, 356. 
William H., 322, 356. 

Fowler. 

Edna E., 187. 

Francis. 
Louisa E., 217. 
Rhodes, 208, 217. 

Franklin. 

F., 158. 

French. 

Calvin W., 223. 

Delos D„ 224. 

Emerson W., 224. 

Horace W., 224. 

Hiram W., 214. 

Leroy E., 224. 

Mary, 320. 

Mary L., 223. 

Miranda, 216. 

Watson E., 215, 216, 223, 

224. 
William C, 224. 

Freeman. 

Lucy, 269. 

Frost. 

Submit, 150, 316. 

Fuller. 

Adaline, 209. 
Sabrina, 219. 



Gamble. 

Catherine J., 247. 
George, 244. 
John, 245, 247. 
Sarah J., 247. 

Gardner. 

Abigail, 146, 147. 
Abner, 331. 
Andrew, 147. 
IJethia, 330, 337. 
Deborah, 356. 
Ebenezer, 345, 356. 
Emma, 358. 
Frederick G., 356. 
Leonard, 343. 
Lucy, 146, 147. 
Lyman R., 356. 
Robert, 328. 
Solomon, 331. 
Sarah, 356. 
Susan, 257. 

Garfield. 
Daniel, 342. 



384 



INDEX OF O HER NAMES 



Garnet. 

Sarah, 328, 330. 

Gates. 

EdwardS., 186. 
Ervine, 182. 186. 
Ervine W., 186. 
Fanny J., 186. 
Gertrude O., 186. 
Joel F., 186. 
Samuel W., 186. 

Gay. 

Anna, 341. 
John, 341. 
Lydia, 341. 
Mary J. ,341. 
Silas, 333. 341. 

Geopge. 
Harris, 167. 

Gilbert. 

Charlotte, 204, 209. 
Daniel, 203. 
James, 203. 

Oilman 
Moses R., 194. 

Gladding. 
Ella V., 170, 178. 

Gleason. 

Augustus, 280, 282. 
Etta, 282. 
George, 282. 
Sarah, 356. 

Goddard. 
Josiah, 265. 

Godfrey. 

Clementine, 168, 175. 

Gooding. 
Angeline, 211. 
Ann, an. 
Erastus, 21 .. 
George, 21 . 
Louisa, an, 
Lucinda, 217. 
Naomi, 208. 211, 217. 
Roxana, 211. 
Timothy, 21.. 
Wells, an. 
William, 205, 211. 

Goodrich. 
Martha, 169. 

Goodridge. 
Joseph F., 350. 
Lowell, 340. 

Goodwin. 

Clinton, 216, 224. 
Emily W., 224. 
Erastus, 208. 
Florence S., 224. 
Lester F., 224. 
Lucy E., 224. 
Mary C, 224. 

Got'LD. 

Charles, 179. 
Elizabeth, 245. 
Patience, 288, 294. 
Polly, 235, 236. 



Grant. 

Benjamin, 37,241. 
Emma S., 241. 
Frank W., 241. 

Green. 

Hannah, 235, 2 , . 
Lucius F.. 2^5. 
Lutheria, iot. 
Sarah E., 320. 

Greenleaf. 
Lydia S., 259. 

Greenwood. 
Albert, 238. 
Cyrus, 238. 
Edward S., 23S. 
Electa, 23 j. 
Hannah S., 238. 
James W., 235. 
Jeremiah, 230 238. 
Julia, 238. 

Griswoi.d. 
Fidelia, 155. 

Groce. 

Ansell, 338. 
John, 332. 

Grout. 

Daniel, 234. 
Emma, 341. 
John, 234. 
Sophia. 234. 
Thomas, 234. 

Guild. 

Mary A., 2i<. 



Haines. 

Caroline R., 201. 
Edward \V.. 201. 
Electa B , 201, 202. 
Evangeline, 201. 
Fanny E. . »pi, 202. 
Frank S-, 201. 
Henry A., 201. 
Laura T., 201. 
Lillian M.. 201. 
Margaret V.. 201. 
Richard T., 200, 201. 
Robert H., 201. 

Hale. 

Ann S., 272. 
• Eunice. 160, 162. 
Rally. 280. 
Harriet, 181. 

Hall. 

Anna, 166. 
Arthur A., 177. 
Austin G., 176. 
P.. 177. 
Helen A., 169, 177. 

Hallock. 
Emily, 294. 

Halpine. 

Estella M., 188. 
Frank J., 188. 
Mary E., 188. 
Terry, 184, 188. 

Halsey. 

John, 202. 



Lillian, 202. 
Margaret, 202. 
Richard 1'., 202. 
Rosalie, 202. 
William J., 202. 

Hammond. 

Experience, 331. 

Han ford. 
Sarah B., 241. 

Hapgood. 
Sophia, 233. 

Hardy. 

Harriet, 336, 349. 

Harrington. 
Charles W., 201, 293. 
Leonard, 285, 291. 
Lois O., 296. 
Lewis N., 296. 
Luk»>, 320. 
Orcus C. A., 291. 
Kate E., 291. 

Harris. 

Emery, 311, 319. 
Frederick W., 319. 
Harriet E., 318, 320. 
Levi, 318, 321. 
Mahala, 202. 
Mary H., 322, 324. 
Thomas. 338. 

Harvey. 
Stimson G., 168, 176. 
Mary R., 176. 

Haskell. 
Levi, 341. 
Prince, 328. 

Haskins. 
Harriet, 340. 

Hastings. 
Adaline, 229. 
Clara L., 274. 
Elizabeth, 233. 
E m ma S., 269, ^75. 
James, 229, 
Joseph, 229. 
Mary, 286, 293. 
Mary M., 229. 

Hasvvell. 
Catherine E., 269. 

Hatch. 

Andrew, 210. 

Chester T., 218. 

Cornelia, 217. 

Electa R., 217. 

Jlsie, 217. 

Elsie T. W , 206, 210, 213. 

Henry C, 218. 

Hiram, 210- 

Howell, 210. 

Ira, an. 

John, 205, 211. 

John T., 218. 

Lucy, 21J. 

Lydia. an. 

Nancy, an. 

Naomi, 211. 

Nathan, 205, 210. 

Oliver, 217. 

Seymour, 211. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 385 



Simeon, 208, 210, 217. 
Thomas C, 218. 
Timothy, bis. 
William, 217. 
Warren, 211. 

Hathorne. 

Calista, 318, 322. 
Elizabeth, 318, 322. 

Hawley. 
George P., 175. 
Royal A., 174, 179. 

Hawkes. 

Elizabeth, 212. 

Hayes. 

Mary E., 336. 

Hayward. 
Lucretia A., 3(0. 

Hawes. 

Frederick, 193. 

Heard. 

Harriet, 247. 

Heath. 
Betsy, 240. 

Hebard. 
Salmon, 169. 
Susan S., 162, 168. 

Henry. 
Sarah, 251. 

Hersey. 

Margaret, 334, 347. 
Mary, 327, 328, 331. 

Heywood. 
Ruth, 324, 329. 

High. 
Phebe, 285, 288. 

Hill. 
Alexander J., 169, 178. 
Edward W., 178. 
Laura J., 260, 262. 
Marcia, 209. 
Mary, 154. 

Hinman. 
Porter, 258, 

Hewes. 

Rachel, 346. 
Cyrene, 346. 

Hoeart. 

Aaron, 344. 
Abigail, 351. 
Elizabeth, 358. 
James, 341. 
Joanna, 344. 
Mary, 336. 
Thomas, 336. 

Hodges. 
Betsy, 316, 318. 
Polly, 316, 318. 

Hogue. 

Eleanor, 211. 
George, 205, 211. 
lohn, 211. 
Lois, 211. 



Orpha, 211. 
Polly, 211. 

Holcomb. 

Eveline, 268, 273. 

Holden. 

Mary E., 285, 291. 
James H., 294. 

Holmes. 
Asa, 164. 

Alexander, 350, 359. 
Caroline, 350. 
Christopher C, 350, 351. 
Dolly, 318, 321. 
Eliza A., 350, 359. 
Elizabeth, 232. 
Francis H., 359. 
Henry 337, 351. 
Henry M., 231, 232. 
Jedidiah, 337, 350. 
Joseph A., 359. 
Kirk W., 232. 
Lucy M., 351, 359. 
Orinda, 2S5, 291. 
Rebecca A., 232. 

Honey. 

Mary, 253, 257. 

Hough. 
Mary A., 213, 222. 

Houghton. 
Mary, 145* 146. 
Zerviah, 229. 

Howard 

Nehemiah, 328. 

Howe. 

Amos, 305. 
Jabez C, 305. 
Samuel. 253. 
Sarah, 246, 248. 
Stephen A., 311. 

Howes. 
Almira, 258. 
George, 258. 
Henry, 2 »3. 
Joseph, 258. 
Joseph W., 258. 
Lois, 258, 283, 284. 
Martha, 258. 
Sarah S., 25 1. 
Solon, 258. 
William, 258. 

Howell. 
Orville, 206. 

Hubbard. 
Hannah, i-8. 
Jane A., 194', 196. 
Maria A., 193, 196. 

Hurlbut. 
Ichabod, 206. 

Humphreys. 

Deborah, 320, 337. 
R., 246. 

Zelinda, 337. 

Hunt. 

Artemisia, 268, 272. 
Deborah, iyi. 
Delia, 164. 



Ephraim, 298. 
Peter, 191. 
Rebecca, 305, 308. 
Sherebiah, 190, 191. 
Susannah, 146, 148. 
William, 191. 

Huston. 
Laura, 192, 194. 

Hutchings. 
John A., 259. 

Hutchinson. 
Ellen, 168,176. 
Henry M., 355. 

Hyde. 

Parthenia, 206,214. 



Irying. 
Nancy, 236, 238. 



Jacobs. 
Deborah, 333, 343. 
Charles, 261. 
Loring, 331. 
Mary, 339- 

James. 
Ann, 323. 
Mary W., 206. 

Jennison. 

Caroline, 163, 170. 
Eunice, 148, 252. 

Jewell. 

Ann, 215. 
G. S., 300. 

Jewett. 

Tryphosa, 310. 

Johnson. 
Anna, 277. 
Albert H..221. 
Beulah, 180. 
Cary M., 222. 
Charles A., 279. 
Charles K., 279. 
Cyrus M., 221. 
Hannah, 166, 278. 
Homer, 213, 221. 
Joseph, 162, 278. 
Joseph W., 279. 
Judith, 336. 
Levi, 278. 
Mary. 208. 
Newell, 222. 
Newton V., 221. 
Richard M.,279. 
Samuel, 344. 
Sarah 278. 
Seneca, 279. 
Wilder, 278. 
William W., 221. 

Jone:. 

Dency, 206. 
Elizabeth, 328, 330. 
John, 328. 
Mary E., 241, 243. 
Mary W. T., 214. 
Persis, 227, 228. 

Jcscelyn. 
Ahira O., 290, 296. 
Almira F., 293, 



3 86 



INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Amariah, 285,, 290. 
Anderson, 286, 293. 
Ann E., 289. 
Betsy, 287. 
Celestia, 289. 
Charles E., 289, 295. 
Charles H., 289, 290. 
Clara M.. 295. 
Clarissa P., 290. 
Deborah, 147, 190. 
Edgar W., 296. 
Ella J., 296. 
Fanny L., 293. 
Ferrena C, 293. 
Frederic C , 295. 
Frederic M., 290. 
F. Wilder, 293. 
Ginnethan, 290, 296. 
Ginnethan S., 290. 
Helen P., 290. 
Jared A., 290, 296. 
Joseph, 160. 
Katie B., 295. 
Lucella L., 289. 
Marietta G., 293. 
Mary S., 296. 
Miron W , 290. 
Pomona W., 290. 
Rollin O., 293. 
Roy W., 296. 
Sarah, 185, 189. 
Sophia M., 290, 295. 
Stephen R., 290. 
Timothy, 289. 
Timothy W., 289. 
Wilder S., 296. 
Willliam, 285, 290. 

JOSLIN. 

Betsy, 256. 
Lucy, 252. 
Mary, 252. 

Jl'DD. 

Lucy, 205. 

Kellogg. 
Francis, 292. 
Harriet E., 299. 
Henry M., 292. 
Julia K., 292. 
Lovilla E., 292. 
Mary. 292. 
Philena, 292. 

Kelton. 
Frances, 255, 259. 

Kendall. 
Ann E. 308. 
Cynthia A.. 183, 18; 
Eliza P.. 308. 
Eunice W, 308. 
Ezekiel, 305, 308. 
Laura S., 198, 200. 
Lydia, 263, 308. 
Lucy, 304, 306. 

Kendrix. 

Lavinia M., ?j6. 

Kennedy. 
Sylvia A., 360. 

Keyes. 
Clara, 246. 
Prudence, 148, 226. 
Sarah, 149, 263. 

Km MP. 
Dorothy, 161. 



Kidder. 
J. Henry, 272. 
Sarah, 266, 270. 

Kilbourne. 
Louis, 184. 

Kilby. 

Abigail, 355. 

Anna, 360 

Alden, 353. 

Alfred, 353. 

Benjamin. 344, 352. 

Charles H.. 354, 3&>- 

Clara. 354. 

Cyrus H., 355. 

Daniel, 344. 

Edward B., 354, 

Edwin, 355. 

Eliza, 355. 

Emma, 355. 

Ferdinand, 354. 

Francis, 354. 

Frank, 354. 

George, 355. 

Ellen M., 354. 

Henry H.,354. 

Horace P., 354. 

James C, 355. 

Jane, 355. 

John, 344, 354, 355. 

John D., 355. 360. 

Lincoln H., 361. 

Lyman O.. 354. 

Lydia C, 34.1, 345. 358. 

Martha C, 354 

Mary, 344, 355. 

Mary E., 354. 

Sally M., 355. 

Sarah, 344. 

Sarah C., 354. 

Solomon R , 354. 

Theophilus, 343, 344, 354. 

William, 334, 3.,4- 

King. 

Sarah Ann, 280, 282. 

Kingman. 
John, 330. 

Kingsbury. 

Abigail, 182. 
Abijah, 181. 
Abijah W., 1S4. 
Adelaide, 189. 
Albert, 182, 184. 
Arthur E., 184. 
Charles E., 184. ■ 
Charles J., 181, 184. 
Chester L., 184, 189. 
Edward, 189. 
Edward B., 189. 
Ellen J., 184, i83. 
Elizabeth, 182, 185. 
Elizabeth W., iS}. 
Eliza W., 185. 
Emily S., 185. 
Frederic A., 184. 
Frederic E., 189. 
Franklin, 189. 
George. 182, 185. 
George A., 1S4, 189. 
George W., 189. 
Harriet A., 184, 189. 
Henry J., 189. 
Isabella, 189. 
John D., 189. 
Josiah, 181, 184. 
Julia A., 182, 184. 



Julia E., 184, 189. 
Juliet E., 184. 
Lucy O.. 184, 188. 
Martha, 189. 
Martha A., 184, 789. 
' Mary, 1S2, 185. 189. 
Mary Ann, 184, 188. 
Mary J., 185. 
Samuel, T84. 
Sarah, 182. 
Sarah A.. 189. 
Stella M., 184. 
William, 181. 

Kirk. 
Elizabeth, 360. 

Knickerbocker. 
Hester, 218. 
Lara, 209, 218. 
Louisa, 218. 
Wilder, 218. 
William, 218. 
Wilson, 218. 

Knight. 
Aaron, 160, 164, 172. 
Abel, 165. 
Adaline, 255. 
Alice J , 172. 
Anna G.. 172. 
Ansell B., 172. 
Anson J., 172. 
Betsy W., 165. 
I utler. 255. 
Charles -., 172. 
David, 2,55. 
1 lomthea, 255. 
Elam C, 165, 172, 
Eliza, 255. 
Eliza A.. 165. 
Eveline F . 172. 
George W., 172. 
Helen C, 172. 
Herbert S , 172. 
Jane E.. 172. 
John \V.. 172. 
Joseph, 252. 255. 
Levi, 164. 172. 
Lucy. 253, 263. 
Luke L., 165, 172. 
Luther J., 172. 
Lydia [., 172. 
Mary V., 17;, 253. 
Nancy, 255. 
Philander S., 164, 172. 
Wilder, 255. 



Lakin. 

Harriet, 236, 239. 

Lamb. 
Joseph H., 195. 

Lane. 

Charles W., 339. 
Elisha, 182, iiS6. 
Henry M., 186. 
Lydia, 328. 333. 
Mary, 327. 
Susan E., 186. 

Langdon. 
Emma R., 179. 

Larkin. 

Azubah, 226. 
Hezediah, 227. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 387 



Lawrence. 
Myra, 19S, 200. 
Nancy, 278. 

Laws. 
Stephen, 198. 

Lazell. 
Hannah, 31. 

Leach. 
Laura, 333. 34i. 
Josiah M., 352. 
Whitman, 166. 

Leavenworth. 
Caroline, 221. 
Cornelia S., 221. 
Elizabeth L., 212. 
Elisha L. , 221. 
Frederic A., 221. 
Mary E., 221. 

Leavitt. 
Susan A., 328, 332. 

Le Barron. 
Francis, 325. 

Lee. 

George H., 246, 249. 
Helen, 249. 
Nettie B., 175. 

Lewis. 
Abishai, 328. 
Anna D., 256. 
Hannah, 325, 328, 334, 345. 
William, 334. 

Lincoln. 
Benjamin, 356. 
Caleb, 338. 
Dolly, 154. 
George, 160. 
Lucy, 344. 
Maria, 338, 344. 
M 



oses, 334, 344. 
Moses C, 344. 
Sarah, 344. 
Susan, 344. 

LlNDERMAN. 

Frederic L., 301. 
Herbert L., 301. 
Isabel, 301. 
John, 299, 301. 

Lindsey. 
Stacey, 230. 

Litchfield. 
Lucy, 342. 

LlTTLEFIELD. 

Mehetabel, 163, 170. 
Miranda, 163, 170. 

Locke. 
Alice B., 278, 280. 
Betsy, 192. 
David, 192. 
Esther, 192. 
Henry, 163, 192. 
James, 190. 
James S., 192. 
John, 190, 191, 192. 
Lucretia, 303, 3:4. 
Lucy, 192. 
Mary, 192. 



Loomis. 

Edward, 221. 
Edwin, 221. 
Fidelia A., 221. 
George A., 221. 
John T., 221. 
Julia, 258. 
Niah D., 221. 
Norman, 213, 221. 
Thomas, 221. 
Wallace, 221. 

Long. 
Lavinia, 284, 288. 

Lord. 
Hannah, 271. 

Loring. 

Lydia, 332, 339, 340. 
Lydia E., 345, 387. 
Mary, 326. 
Peter, 331. 

LOVEYS. 

John, 192, 195. 
Margaret L., 195. 
Solomon, 327. 

Lowery. 
John, 192, 195. 

Lyman. 
Ann E., 182, 184. 
Rachel, 279, 281. 



Mann. 
Ruth, 336. 

Manning. 

Arethusa, 231. 
Mary, 311. 
Prudence, 230. 

Marcy. 
Thomas B., 254. 

Marsh. 

Daniel, 254. 
Walter, 232. 

May. 

^yrus, 248. 
Harriet, 248. 
Henry, 24;,, 248. 
Samuel, 206. 

Mayhew. 
Abijah G., 346. 
Bela, 346. 
Benjamin, 346. 
Ebenezer, 346. 
Hannah, 346. 
John, 346. 
Lewis D., 346. 
Lydi.i, 346. 
Maria, 346. 
Priscilla, 346. 



Theodore, 346. 
William, 33H, 346. 

Maynard. 
Charlotte E., 183, 18 
Dwight, 278. 
Susan B., 310. 
Lydia A., 317, 320. 

McGregor. 
Alicia, 346. 



McIlvaine. 
Ma T. 347. 358. 

McKenna. 

Claude W., 195. 
Henry S., 195. 
Hugh L., 195. 
Joseph H., 195. 
Thomas M., 195. 

McLaughlin. 
Albert C, 358. 
Dugald, 347, 35 8. 
Cecelia L., 358. 
Charles A., 358. 
Eliza A., 358. 
Emma V., 358. 
George H., 358. 
John S., 3 r8. 
Julia -*., 35 8. 
Lydia M., 358. 
William C, 358. 

McLean. 
Virginia, 201. 

McMahon. 
Charlotte, 15S. 
Edith E., 158. 
(ieorge L., 158. 
Hubert J., 158. 
James, 158. 
William W., 158. 

Men e ely. 

Emeline, 294. 

Merriam. 
Abel, 171. 
Clarissa, 257. 
Eliza, 341. 
John L., 273. 
Sidney H., 342. 
Joseph T.. 257. 
Thomas, 203. 

Merrick. 
Tilley, 149. 

Merrifield. 
Delia, 266, 270. 

Merrill. 
Kate, 178. 
Sally, 284, 287. 

Metcalf. 

Frederic W., 240. 
Josiah, 333, 341. 
Joseph P., 237, 240. 
George R., 240. 

Mighles. 
Esther, 205. 

Miller. 

Abby J., 296. 
Anna, 322. 
Austin, 322. 
Ellen, 322. 
Frances, 241, 243. 
Franklin, 296. 
Gilman, 318, 322. 
Jane, 295, 296. 
John, 295. 296, 322. 
Lavinia, 266. 
Maria, 322. 
Marcia, 266, 270. 



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INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Norman J., 2qr. 
Sarah, 322. 

Mitchell. 

Hortense, 209. 219. 
James, 165. 
Mary C, 273. 

Mix. 

Mary, 247. 

Moat. 
Jane, 324. 

Montague. 
Albert, 278. 281. 
Abigail T., 281. 
Emma L., 281. 
Frank F., 281. 
Huldah, 277, 280. 
Merrick, 278, 281. 

Moodv. 
Sally, 227. 

Moore. 

Charlotte, 305. 
Hephzibah, 246, 249. 

Morse. 

Emma, 333. 
Julius, 186. 
Lydia, 267. 
Elmira, 342. 

Mower. 
Polly, 204, 2.8. 

Mullett. 

Elizabeth, 191, 193. 

Murray. 

Malvina, 286. 
Olivia F., 309, 314 



N ISH. 
Joseph, 325. 

Neale. 
Amy F., 249. 
Mabel, 249. 
Stuart, 249. 
Wilhelmina, 249. 
William A., 240. 
William H.,249. 

Needham. 

Albert C. 274. 
Carlos D., 274. 
Emma J., 274. 
Ernest F., 274. 
Helen E., 274. 
Henry W., 274. 
Louisa, 268, 274. 
Warren, 268, 274. 
Warren E., 274. 
Watson W., 274. 

Nettleton. 
Sarah A., 213, 222. 

Nfavcomb. 
Abel W., 261. 
Amelia, 261. 
Charles R., 261. 
Leonard, 258, 261. 
Ozro R., 216, 225. 

Newell. 

Alline, 236,238. 



Amanda, 270. 
Deidamia, 206, 213. 
! lizabeth, 270. 
Hiram, 266, 270. 
Ira, 238- 

L. W. Leonard, 238. 
Haskell, 270. 
Phillip, 270. 
Russell, 270. 
barah, 238. 

NewhalL. 
Kate A., 167. 

Newton. 

Benjamin, 258. 
Charles D., 231. 

Nichols. 

Kate A., 174. 
Mary H., 305, 307. 
Sarah G. , 259, 261. 

Nilfs. 

Agnes M., 189. 
John T., 1 q. 
Josiah, 184, 189. 

Nims. 

Elmira, 183, 186. 
l.avinia, 2S3, 286. 
Rebecca, 283, 284. 

North. 
Alfred, 173, 178. 
Anna E., 170, 1 8. - 

Norton. 
Charles L., 202. 
Melanie T., 202. 

Norwood. 

Abraham, 169. 
Eliza P., 169, 177. 

Noves. 

Annette, 175. 

Olds. 

Eunice, 246, 248. 

Olmstead. 

Eveline, 169, 177. 

Osborne. 
Rebecca P., 259. 

Osgood. 

Apollos, 256. 
Kliza B., 337. 
Eunice, 226, 304, 305. 
Harriet, 171 
Harriet E., 164. 
Lucy, 260. 
Ruby, i8r, 183. 

Oviatt. 
Mary Ann, 213, 222. 



Packard. 
Abby R., 166. 
Dorothy, 165. 
Ellen L„ 16*. 
Joseph F., 166. 
Orrick, i6r, 165. 

Paddock. 
R., 193. 



Page. 
Abigail, 316. 
Charlotte, 257, 260. 
Sarah, 268, 273. 
Sarah B., 215, 223. 

Paine. 

Cecilia, 158. 
Hannah, 236, 239. 
Mary, 252, 253. 

Parish. 

Anson, 210. 
Elisha, 205, 210. 
Francis D., 210. 

Park r. 

Abigail, 166. 
Charles T., 173. 
Franklin M., 166, 173 
Helen M., 185. 
Jonas, 182, 185. 
Mary, 185. 
Nellie F., i 73 . 
Komaine, 261. 
Sally, 193. 
Sarah, .91. 

Parmelee. 
Clarence, 290. 
Effie G. , 290. 
Florence, 290. 
Lucius, -.85, 290. 

Parsons. 
Abigail, 209, 218. 
Elizabeth M., 337. 
Jemima, 160. 
Keziah, 304, 306. 

Partridge. 
Abigail, 268. 
Sarah, 282. 

Patterson. 
Arthur H., 174. 
George W., 174. 
James W., 166, 174 
Joel, 294. 

Peake. 
Eliza, 337- 

Peale. 

Mary S., 153. 
Sarah S., 153. 

Pease. 
Calvin, 258. 

Pennell. 
Alice, 179. 
Cas«ius A., 179. 
Emma, 179. 
Mary, 179. 
Walter H., 179. 
William H., 179. 

Pearsall. 
Jonas, 355. 

Peck. 
William, 200. 

Perrv. 

Ammittee, 271,276. 
Deborah, 236, 237. 

Perkins. 
Edward. 350. 
Lucius 332. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 389 



Persons. 

Laura L., 272. 
Lewis, 26S, 272. 
Mary W., 272. 
William N., 272. 

Pettee. 
Mary A., 259. 

Pettingill. 
Edward P. S., 186. 
Edward H., 182, 185. 
Fanny M., 185. 
Florence, 186. 
George T., 185. 

Phelps. 
Abel, 252, 255. 
Abigail, 240. 
Adelaide, 348. 
Albert L., 359, 
Calvin W. , 348, 359. 
David, 255. 
Esther, 192. 
Elijah, 348. 
Fanny, 348. 
Julia, 240, 259. 
Julia K.. 348. 
Lewis, 348. 
Levi R., 348. 
Mary, 147, 153. 
Mary F., 359. 
Rose, 240. 
Susannah, 154, igo. 
Samuel, 237, 240. 
Sumner, 255. 

Pickett. 

Morenda, 223. 

Piekce. 

Adeline, 240, 279, 281. 
Albert, 167. 
Arvilla, 240, 279. 
Caroline, 240, 279. 
Caroline M., 281. 
Henry, 279, 281. 
Jane, 240. 
Jane A., 281. 
Julia A., 281. 
Job, 240. 
John, 163. 
Mabel G., 281. 
Mary, 226, 244. 
Myra E., 281. 
Orrilla, 240, 279, 281. 
Sarah, 278. 
Sarah J., 279. 
Sarah S., 281, 

Pike. 

Lewis, 267. 

PlNGREE. 
Arthur, 282. 
Adelbert L., 282. 
Charles W., 280, 282. 
Clara E., 282. 
Francis C, 282. 
Leah H., 282. 
Mary E., 282. 
Robert H., 282. 
Royal R., 282. 
Sarah, 282. 

William, 278, 280, 282. 
William H. H., 280, 282. 

Platte. 
Mary V., 193, 195. 



Pollard. 
Alvah, 247. 
Charles F., 247. 
Emily, 244, 246. 
Leonard, 245, 247. 
Lyman L., 247. 
Nancy M., 247. 
Sarah H., 247. 
Sylvia A., 247. 

Pomeroy. 
R. W., 225. 
Francis L., 225. 
Grace, 225. 

Pond. 

Cynthia, 318, 321. 

Poole. 

Edward, 183, 186. 
Elizabeth, 186. 

Poor. 
Susan, 252, 254. 

Pope. 

Betsy, 236, 305. 
Ebenezer, 304, 305. 
Hannah, 305. 
Joseph, 305. 
Josiah, 305. 
Lucretia, 305. 
Mary, 245. 
Nancy P., 305. 

Potter. 
Jane, 345. 

Powers. 

Lydia, 318, 322. 

Pratt. 
Abner, 333, 342. 
Benjamin F., 342. 
Clarinda, 268, 272. 
Lucius. 330. 
Mary J., 232. 
Priscilla, 337. 
Sarah L., 342. 

Prentice. 
Almira, 164. 
Anna, 148, 163, 250. 
Eliza, 163. 
Emma, 163. 
Gillman, 163. 
Harriet, 163. 
Horace, 163. 
John M., 164. 
Lucy S., 164. 
Luke, 160, 163. 
Mason, 164. 
Mary A., 164. 
Samuel, 147. 

Prescott. 

Benjamin, 164, — 
Eldad, 171. 
Francis M., 171. 
Mary E., 171. 
Ruth, 252, 253. 

Preston. 
James, 293. 
Laura, 166, 172. 
Mary, 268. 

Price. 
Marcus W., 280. 



Pl'TNAM. 

Rebecca, 161, 167. 

Ramsey. 
Eva S., 241, 243. 

Rand. 
David, 265. 
Ella N., 185. 
Emily A., 185. 
Harriet L., 185. 
Isaac, 182, 185. 
Lyman T , 185. 
S. T. O., 185. 

Randall. 

Charlotte, 274. 
Delia, 274. 
Lowell, 268, 274. 
S. H., 267. 

Rapp. 
Geo. W. , 350. 

Redeley. 
Mary E., 169, 177. 

Reed. 
Charles B., 322, 324. 
Charlotte E., 169, 177. 
Hannah, 303, 305. 
Theodore, 338. 

Remick. 
Maria, 269, 275. 

Reynolds. 
Abby, 347. 
Abigail, 357 . 
Bela R., 345 , 34 6, 355 -6. 
Jtietsy, 209. 
Benjamin, 346. 
Deborah VV., 353. 
EvelineS., 355, 357,362. 
George R., 357. 
Hannah, 357. 
Jonathan, 334 , 345) 34 6. 
Eydia C , 345. 
Maria, 346. 
Mary K., 346. 
Nathaniel, 346. 
Parker, 346. 
Persis, 346. 
William A., 346. 

Rhodes. 

James W., 222. 
Luella, 222. 
Ralph, 222. 
Samuel H., 213, 222. 

Rice. 

Clark, 297. 
Dolly, 245, 248. 
Eliza, 344, 354. 
Henry, 234. 
Hercules, 297. 
James, 234. 
Mary, 265. 
Nancy, 188. 
Samuel, 234. 
Silas, 297. 
Susan, 234. 
Tamar, 181. 
William, 234, 297. 
Warner, 234. 



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INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Richards. 
Barrell, 202. 
Charles E.. 187. 
Clara H., 187. 
Cynthia, 271, 276. 
Electa M., 201, 202. 
Emma A., 187. 
Frank L., 187. 
George H., 183, 187, 190. 
Gustavus W., 201. 
Guy TJ., 200, 201. 
Guy McL., 201. 
Hubert, igo. 
Jane, 187. 
John W., 187. 
Louis M., 187. 
Mary A., 187. 
Upson, 202. 
Vryling, 202. 

Richardson. 
Fanny, 197, 198. 
Relief, 337, 339- 
William, 148. 

RlNGLAND. 

Effie J., 225. 
Heman L., 225. 
William D., 216, 225. 

RirLEY. 

Rachel, 190, xgi. 

Robbins. 

Alfred A.. 309. 
Agnes G., 234. 
Anna M.,234. 
Augustus, 306, 309. 
Edith C, 234. 
Ellen W., 234. 
Fiederic W., 234- 
Grace G., 234. 
Jane, 148, 166, 1741 25°- 
John R., 234. 
l,aura S., 234. 
Mary B., 192, 195- 
Walter, 234. 
Olive S., 3°9- 

Roberts 

Abigail L., 250. 
Anna, 260, 262. 

Robeson. 
Anna, 152. 
Sybil, 152. 
Thomas, 152. 

Rogers. 

Freeman S., 168, 176. 
Diantha, 242. 
Edward O., 176. 
Fanny W., 176. 
Eugene F., 176. 
Elvira, 184, 189. 

Robinson. 
Emily S., 294. 
Ellen, 285, 291. 
Sarah A., 164, 171. 

ROELOFSON. 

Frederic E., 167. 

Root. 

Isabel, 204, 209. 
Solomon W., 292. 

Ross. 

Alonzo, 280. 



Betsy, 278. 

Chailes F., 277, 280, 282. 
Charlotte E., 282. 
John, 277. 
John W.. 282. 
Lydia, 278, 280. 
Hannah J., 282. 
Jonathan, 278, 280. 
Nathanael, 278. 
Serena, 28c. 

Royce. 

Diantha, 237, 242. 

Rudd. 

Salina, 156, 153. 

Rl'GG. 

Aaron, 292. 
Catherine D., 156, 158. 
Daniel, 292. 
Harriet, 230. 
Lucy, 257. 
Lydia, 226. 
Samuel, 253. 

Runnels. 
Rachel, 254. 

Ruton. 

Rachel, 245, 248. 



Sabin. 

Ellen, 340. 

Safford. 
Edward, 279. 
Lucy, 191. 

Sanger. 

Rhoda, 181, 182. 

Sargent. 
Laura, 295. 
Martha, 345, 357. 
Patience, 244. 

Savage. 
Martha, 149. 

Sawin. 
Mary, 271, 275. 

Sawyer. 

Betsy, 243, 244. 
Caroline, 168, 176. 
Elias, 244. 
Elisha. 244, 245. 
Elizabeth, 230. 
Eunice, 245. 
Ezra, 245. 
Jesse, 245. 
Joseph, 245. 
Jotham, 244. 
Lucina, 244, 246. 
Martha, 263. 
Mary, 145, 146- 
Rebecca, 235. 
Sarah, 146, i47i '48, 235. 
Susannah, 227, 244. 
Thomas, 244. 

Sayward. 

Hannah, 337, 351. 

Scott. 
Alvin, 323. 
John, 318, 325. 



Mary C, 259, 261. 
Oscar, 261. 
Walter O., 323. 

Sedgewick. , 

James, 225. 
Lucy, 225. 
William, 225. 

Seeney. 

Adaline, 162, 170. 

Segur. 
Kate, 213. 

Selandine. 
Sukey, 230. 

Selleck. 

Gilbert, 284, 288. 

Shattuck. 

Catherine S., 240. 
James L., 237, 240. 

Shaw. 

Betsy S., 231, 232. 
Earl I, 350. 
Elizabeth, 279. 
Isabel, 278. 
Thomas, 347. 

Shearman. 

Judith, 331, 339- 

Sheffield. 

Caroline P., 201. 
Helen N., 201, 202. 
Josephine L., 201. 
J. B., 200, 201. 
Louisa W., 201. 
Mary C, 201. 
Sarah S., 201, 202. 
William R., 202. 

Sheldon. 
Lewis , 292. 
Maria V., 166, 173. 

Shepard. 

Hannah, 146. 
Isaac, 147. 
Jacob, 146. 
John, 146. 
Joseph, 213. 
Ralph, 147. 
Thomas, 146. 

Sherman. 

Celia A., 287. 

Daniel, 286. 

Elizabeth, 286. 

Langdon, 286. 

Lucy Ann, 286. 

Lucina, 287. 

Plumea, 286, 293. 

Rosamond, 287. 

Welcome W., 286. 

William, 283, 286. 
44. 

Sherwin. 

Anna, 304, 306. 
Edward B., 312. 
Ellen A., 312. 
Emma M., 312. 
Henry H., 312. 
Josiah W., 312. 
Marshall P., 3 12 - 









WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 39I 



Samuel, 312. 
Stephen B., 311. 
William, 311. 

Sherwood. 

Margaretta, 212, 210. 

Sibley. 
Calista, 165, 172. 

Silsbee. 
Anna, 307. 

Sisson. 

Anna L., 217, 225. 

Charles £., 225. 

Clotilda O., 217. 

Daniel T., 217. 

Eliza, 225. 

George H., 225. 

Horatio, 20S, 217. 

Horatio B., 217, 225. 

Ida L., 225. 

John T., 217, 225. 

Martha E., 217. 
I Mary A., 217, 225. 

Naomi L., 217. 

Olive M.. 225. 

Orpha A., 217. 

Stephen, 225. 

Skinner. 
Clarissa, 285. 
Lavinia, 283, 285. 

Smith. 
Asenath, 297. 

C, 2Q2. 

Caroline M., 188. 
Charles W., 338. 
Charles F., 331. 
Ebenezer, 230. 
EdnaS., 285, 288. 
Eliza J., 239, 242. 
Elizabeth A., 173. 
Estella M., 173. 
Frances B., 348. 
George W., 307, 312. 
Joseph, 185, 188. 
Joseph B., ib8. 
J. J-, 156. 
J. W., 206. 

Mary E., 272, 345, 357. 
Martha, 272. 
Nancy E., 302. 
Noadiah E., 166, 173. 
Pamela, 286. 
Robert L., 229. 
Sarah A., 242. 
Sarah W., 232. 
Townsend, 328. 
Uriel, 297. 
William B., 188. 
Zadoc, 347. 

Snow. 
Betsy, 250. 
Martha, 206. 

Souther. 
George L., 341. 

Spaulding. 
Arthur E., 189. 
Edward, 184, 189. 
Ernest R., 223. 
Frank L., 189. 
John F., 215, 223. 
Nancy, 336. 
Sarah, 301. 



Spear. 

Daniel C, 295. 
Francis E., 295. 
Frederic H., 295. 
John T., 295. 
Oscar E., 289, 295. 
William M., 295. 

Spencer. 

Frances A., 273, 276. 
Jane, 205. 
John C, 276. 
Mary S., 290, 296. 

Spicer. 

Emma T., 299. 

Spink. 

Antoinette, 180. 
David L., 180. 
Elon T., 175, 180. 

Spooner. 

Mary A., 343. 

Sprague. 

Andrew, 345, 357. 
Benjamin, 357. 
Eliza, 357. 
George W., 357. 
Mary, 357. 
Samuel, 357. 
Sarah, 357. 
Seth, 330. 
Susannah, 357. 

Springer. 

Jonathan, 204, 207. 
Mary, 207. 
Nancy, 204, 207. 

Stacey. 

Hiram M., 179. 
Keturah L., 179. 
Stimson, 257. 

Stader. 

Samuel, 327. 

Standish. 

Mary A., 193, 195. 

Staples. 

Mary E., 156, 159. 

Starr. 

Mary Ann, 257. 
Nancy, 328, 330. 

Stearns. 
Amelia, 308. 
Betsy, 154, 155. 
Charles H., 165. 
Dorothy, 165. 
Edwin H., 165. 
Edward, 233. 
Elizabeth, 165. 
Emily, 165. 
Frances A., 308. 
George O., 308, 
Henry O., 165. 
Horatio, 161, 165. 
Joel W., 308. 
Josiah, 355, 360. 
Levi W., 165. 
Lucy A., 308. 
Lorissa, 165. 
Mary, 163. 



Nancy, 154, 156. 
Nancy E., 165. 
Otis, 306, 308. 
Randall, 297. 
Sophia, 235, 237. 
Susan, 308. 
Susan A., 196. 
Thomas C, 308. 
Vashti, 165. 

Stevens. 

Charlotte, 317, 319. 
Elizabeth, 149. 

Stiles. 
Lewis, 236. 

Stockman. 
Mary, 254, 258. 

Stoddard. 
Daniel, 332. 
Jane M., 339, 353. 
Joshua, 335, 342. 
Laban, 329. 
Miles, 34T. 
Marietta, 342. 
Martin, 352. 
Nancy, 333. 
Nancy J.. 231. 
Nancy M., 341, 353. 
Peter, 338. 
Sarah, 197, 198. 
Sophronia, 342. 

Stone. 

Huldah, 181. 

Strong. 
Ellen, 278. 
Temperance, 329, 335. 

Stuart. 

Ellen E., 308. 
George S., 308. 
George L., 305, 308. 
Harriet N., 308. 
Lucretia A., 308. 

Sylvester. 

Abigail, 331, 338. 
George D., 339. 



■ Tabor. 

Consider, 164. 

Tafft. 

Augustus, 182. 
Nathanael, 265. 

Taggart. 
Isaac, 272. 

Taylor. 

Althea W., 224. 
Arthur, 190. 
Bethiah H.. 208, 217. 
Charles, 218. 
Chester, 208. 
Chester W., 208. 
Clotilda, 208, 217. 
Ella C, 224. 
Electa, 208, 218. 
Eli O., 20S. 
Elsworth W., 299. 
Emma, 218. 
Hannah A., 20S, 217. 
Harriet A., 288, 294. 



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INDEX OF OTHER NAMES 



Henry, 155. 
Henry F., 310. 
John, 204, 238. 
John A., 218. 
John W., 208, 218, 224. 
James B., 218. 
James C, 217. 
Jane S., 216, 225. 
Laura, 230, 231. 
La Royal, 216, 224. 
Lester, 208, 216. 
Lester D. W., 216, 224. 
Louisa M., 218. 
Lucy W., 216, 224. 
Maria W., 310. 
Mary A., 224. 
Mary J., 216. 
Orpah, 208. 
Othniel. 154. 
Robert D. W., 216. 
Royal C, 224. 
Samuel L., 208, 217. 
Susan R., 216, 225 
Wilder B., 224. 
William H., 3 to. 

Templeton. 
Catharine, 257, 260. 

Texney. 
Alfred, 239. 

Thayer. 

Alfred A., 164. 
Cora, 179. 
Eliza A., 237, 241. 
Henry R., 156. 
Mary, 285, 203. 
Sarah, 292. 

Thacher. 

Sarah M., 257. 

Thomas. 
Caroline W., 350. 
Eliza, 340. 

Foxwell N., 333, 340. 
John, 350. 
Lucy. 350, 
Lydia. 337, 350. 
iMarcia L., 350, 
Mary F., 350. 
Nancy, 340. 
Nelson, 340. 
Priscilla H., 300. 
Sarah L., 350. 
Sylvan us, 337, 350. 
Vi illiam H., 350. 

Thompson. 
Liantha, 267. 
Eliza, 266. 
Elmira, 267. 
Helen M., 288, 294. 
Mary E., 349. 

Thornton. 

Martha S., 341, 353. 

Thurston. 

Sophia, 304. 

Tiffany. 
Anna, 212. 
Betsy, 205. 
Consider, 203, 205. 
Dolly, 205. 
Elijah, 212. 
Ephraim, 205. 



Hannah, 212. 
Henry, 212. 
James, 212. 
Jemima, 205. 
Joel, 206, 212. 
Lewis, 205. 
William, 212. 

TlLESTON. 

Amelia P., 153. 
John B., 153. 
Mary W., 153. 
Margaret H., 153. 
Roger E., 153. 
Wilder, 153. 

Tinkham. 

Mrs. Sarah, 337. 

Tobey. 
Mary A., 286, 293. 
S., 292. 

Todd. 

Franklin, 174. 
Andrew, 357. 

Torrey. 
Anna G., 219. 
Augustus, 209, 219. 
Emma A., 219. 
Judith L., 219. 
Louisa J., 279, 281. 
Polly, 219. 

Tower. 
Isaiah, 343. 
Joshua, 343. 
Matthew, 327. 
Rebecca, 352. 

Towne. 

Rebecca, 339. 
William S , 340. 

TOWNSEND. 

Arethusa, 230. 
Sarah, 150, 315. 

Trask. 
Josiah, 317, 319. 
Josiah W., 319. 
Sarah, 319. 

Ticker. 
Martha, 294. 

TuRNBULL. 

Lucy, 215. 

TuTTLE. 

Allison O., 175. 
Charles S., 175. 
Eugene, 168, 175. 
G. N., 299. 
George W., 175. 
Lorania L., 307. 

Twitchell. 
Orlando, 238. 
Reuben, 236, 238. 
Reuben W., 238. 

Tyler. 
Apphia, 306, 311. 
Esther, 206. 

Underwood. 
Dexter, 341. 



Upham. 

Gertrude, 276. 
Grace, 276. 
Henry P., 273, 276. 



Van Arsdale. 
Jacob, 209. 

Van Valkenburg. 
John, 278, 280. 
Mary J., 280, 282. 
Nancy E., 280, 2S2. 

Varney. 

Ruth S., 317. 
Rebecca, 320. 

Vinal. 

Eliza A., 320. 

Vose. 
Ida, 361. 
John T. C, 361. 
Lydia E., 361. 
Mary, 361. 
Peter E., 355. 



Wadleigh. 
James, 307. 1 

Wager. 

Ambrose, 314. 
Elizabeth, 302. 
Henry W., 314. 

Waite. 

James, 267. 
Joshua, 267. 
Mary, 267. 
Phebe, 267. 
Seth, 267. 
Susannah, 267. 

Wakefield. 
Julia W., 208, 216. 
Joseph, 244. 
Mary, 252, 254. 

Walker. 

Charles S., 353. 
Elizabeth C, 353. 
Ella, 341, 353. 
Harriet E., 353. 
Obadiah, 341, 353. 
Sally G., 333. 
Solomon, 209. 

Wallace. 

Annie C, 314. 
Belle, 314. 
Edith, 314. 
Hannah, 311, 314. 
Ida, 314. 
William, 311, 314. 

Walton. ; 
E. P., 258. 

Warner. 

Elvira, 181, 183. 
Thomas, 159. 

Warren. 
C, 155- 
Daniel, 155. 
Joseph, 325, 326. 
Lucretia, 204, 210. 



WITH WHOM THE WILDERS HAVE INTERMARRIED. 393 



Nancy B., 162, 169. 
Priscilla, 326. 

Ward. 
Mary, 164. 

Ware. 

Mary E., 214, 223. 

Washburne. 
Louisa, 294. 
Lucinda, 252, 256. 
Rachel, 271. 

Waterman. 
Hannah, 343. 

Watson. 

Cecilia, 166, 174. 
David, 254. 

Webb. 

Marcia K., 25a, 262. 

Webster. 
Geo. P., 280. 
Lyman L., 282. 

Welch. 

Mary A. H., 153. 

Welles. 
Charles, 182. 
James, 181, 182. 
Josephine E., 280, 282. 
Prudence, 212. 

Wellman. 

Eunice A., 287, 294. 

Weston. 

Harriet E., 323. 
James F., 323. 
Mary E., 323. ' 
Sarah H., 323. 
William, 323. 
Ephraim, 323. 

Weymoth. 
Abigail, 245, 248. 

Wheeler. 
.nzel, 182. 
Daniel, 182. 
Josiah W., 308. 
Joseph, 182. 
Martha; 182, 186. 
Mary, 159, 227, 228. 
Phebe, 148, 243. 
Polly, 191. 
Sophia A., 212, 221. 
William H., 166. 
Zipporah, 149. 

Wheelock. 
Austin, 299. 
Chauncy, 299. 

Phinehas, 298, 299. 
Polly, 299. 

Whipple. 

James, 350. 
John, 265. 
Sally, 316. 

White. 

Daniel, 152. 
Daniel A., 152. 
Elizabeth A., 152. 



James, 139. 
Lillian, 234. 
Martha, 148, 252. 
Mary E., 152. 
Mary W., 152. 
Nathan, 333, 340. 
Nancy, 340. 
Sarah, 304. 
Shubael, 257. 
William H., 233, 234. 

Whiting. 
Eliab L., 273. 

Whitman. 

Deborah K., 306, 309. 

Whitney. 
Andrew J., 273. 
Relief, 297. 
Sarah, 197, 198. 
Silas, 198. 

Whiton 

Blossom, 334. 
Charles, 335. 
Charlotte, 334. 
Elijah, 329, 334, 343. 
Elizabeth, 334. 
Hosea, 335. 
Isaiah, 334. 
Martha, 335. 
Mary, 325, 326, 334. 
Merritt, 334. 
Patty, 335. 
Olive M., 339, 352. 
Priscilla, 335. 
Prudence, 335. 
Persis, 334. 

Susannah, 327, 329, 335. 
Sybil, 335. 
Tamesin, 334. 
Theophilus, 335. 
Walter, 334. 
Zechariah, 329, 335. 

Wickes. 
Emily, 231. 
James P., 231. 

Wickham. 
Edith, 202. 
Fanny, 202. 
Wm. H., 202. 

WlLLARD. 

Abigail, 148. 
Abner, 148. 
Anna, 147. 
Benjamin, 265. 
Elizabeth, 147. 
Ephraim, 147. 
Eunice, 265. 
Henry, 265. 
Hezekiah, 146, 147. 
Joseph, 146. 
Josiah, 148. 
Lewis, 265. 
Lois, 148. 
Mary, 147, 265. 
Margery, 265. 
Nancy, 265. 
Nathan, 148. 
Olive, 265. 
Patty, 265. 
Phinehas, 147. 
Prudence, 148. 
Samuel, 149. 



Samson, 148. 
Susannah, 148. 
Thomas, 147. 
Wilder, 148. 

Wll LIAMS. 

Anna W., 209, 301. 

Arthur W., 301. 

Charles, 2Q9, 301. 

Edith, 186. 

Elizabeth A., 298, 300. 

Ella, 186. 

Elmer W., 3C1. 

Eudora, 301. 

J. H., 183. 

Mary, 186. 

Mary Ann, 183, 187.I 

Robert, 186. 

Sarah, 186. 

Thomas H., 167, 182, 18 

Willis. 

Ebenezer, 342. 

WlLMARTH. 

Edwin, 164. 

Wilson. 
Caleb, 251. 
David, 251. 
Elizabeth, 250, 251. 
Hephzibah,25i. 
Herbert G., 223. 
Jacob, 251. 
Jonathan, 148, 251. 
Luke, 251. 
Lois, 251. 
Louisa, 230, 231. 
Mary H., 171. 
Mary W., 164. 
Mercy, 251. 
Polly, 333* 34°- 
Thomas A., 215, 223. 

Winchester. 
Enoch W., 182. 

Wisewell. 

Caroline B., 220. , 

Henry A., 220. 
John, 209, 220. 

Wellington. 
Ann M., 320. 
Betsey, 319, 320. 
Charles, 320. 
Ellen L., 320. 
Francena, 320. 
George, 320. 
Thomas, 317, 320. 

Worthington. 
Eveline S., 319. 

Wcon. 

Abigail, 164, 171. 
Carrie J., 323. 
David A., 323. , 

Emeline, 181, 184. 
Emma C, 200. 
Frank A., 323. 
George A., 323. 
Hannah, 197, 199. 
Mary, 172, 197, 199. 
Mary A., 323. 
Temperance, 192. 

Woodbury. 
James, 171. 



394 

Jane E., 281. 
Joshua, 254. 

Wright. 

Chauncy, 192. 
Julia, 258. 
Sarah, 329, 33 6 - 

WYKOFF. 

Cyrus G., 273- 

Wyman. 
Mary, 187- 



INDEX OF OTHER NAMES. 



William, 187. 
William T., 187. 



Yale. 

R. M., 320. 

Young. 

James K,,25J- 

Zuill. 
Alexander, 278. 279- 



Caroline, 279, 
Dorcas, 279. 
Eliza, 279. 
Hannah, 279. 
John, 279. 
Lucinda, 279. 
Nathan, 279. 
Philena, 279. 
Sarah, 279. 
Spphronia, 279. 



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