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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wilder of Massachusetts -- Saturday Surname

The Thomas Wilder line, another old Massachusetts family, was recently discussed in my post, Did Somebody Really cut out the Tombstone? My direct lines are in green, and if you would like sources, please contact me.


Generation No. 1



1.THOMAS WILDER was born 1618-1619 in Poss. England, and died 23 OCT 1667 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married ANNA \ HANNAH 1 APR 1640 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was born BET 1615 AND 1622 in Fordington, St. George, Dorsetshire, England, and died 10 JUN 1692 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS WILDER and ANNA \ HANNAH were:
2  i.Mary WILDER was born 30 JUN 1642 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married David ALLEN.
+3  ii.Thomas WILDER was born 4 SEP 1644 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 AUG 1717 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+4  iii.JOHN WILDER was born ABT 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1718 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
5  iv.Elizabeth WILDER was born ABT 1648 in Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
6  v.Ebenezer WILDER was born ABT 1651 in Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+7  vi.Nathaniel WILDER was born 3 NOV 1655 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 JUL 1704.



Generation No. 2



3.Thomas WILDER (THOMAS WILDER1) was born 4 SEP 1644 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 AUG 1717 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester, MA. He married Mary WHEELER 25 JAN 1668 in Lancaster / Marlboro, Massachusetts. She was born 1646.
Child of Thomas WILDER and Mary WHEELER is:
+8  i.Joseph WILDER was born 1683, and died 1757.

4.JOHN WILDER (THOMAS WILDER1) was born ABT 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1718 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married HANNAH ATHERTON 17 JUL 1672 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JAMES ATHERTON and HANNAH. She was born 10 JAN 1657, and died 9 JAN 1738 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN WILDER and HANNAH ATHERTON were:
+9  i.John WILDER was born 11 JUL 1673 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 NOV 1756 in Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
10  ii.Thomas WILDER was born 2 MAR 1676 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Susannah.
11  iii.Hannah WILDER was born 31 OCT 1679 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 SEP 1728.
12  iv.James WILDER was born 1681 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+13  v.EBENEZER WILDER was born 23 JUN 1683 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 DEC 1745 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
14  vi.Anna WILDER was born 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1736. She married Joseph WILLARD.
15  vii.Deborah WILDER was born 1695 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

7.Nathaniel WILDER (THOMAS WILDER1) was born 3 NOV 1655 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 JUL 1704. He married Mary SAWYER 24 JAN 1673 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas SAWYER and Mary PRESCOTT. She was born 4 JAN 1652?53 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1711.
Children of Nathaniel WILDER and Mary SAWYER were:
16  i.Nathaniel WILDER was born 1675, and died 18 MAY 1679 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
17  ii.Ephraim WILDER was born 16 APR 1677 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth STEVENS.
18  iii.Mary WILDER was born 12 MAY 1679 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1732 in Prob. Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut. She married Simon STEVENS.
19  iv.Elizabeth WILDER was born 14 FEB 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John BOWERS.
20  v.Jonathan WILDER was born 20 APR 1682 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 AUG 1707. He married Mary HOW 1707.
21  vi.Dorothy WILDER was born ABT 1684. She married Samuel CARTER MAR 1701, son of SAMUEL CARTER and EUNICE BROOKS. He was born 7 JAN 1678 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 AUG 1738 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
22  vii.Nathaniel WILDER was born ABT 1686. He married Damaris WHITCOMB, daughter of Josiah WHITCOMB and Rebecca WATERS.
23  viii.Eunice WILDER was born ABT 1688, and died 15 MAY 1778. She married John WHITE ABT 1710, son of Josiah WHITE and Mary RICE. He was born 20 SEP 1684 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 SEP 1725.
24  ix.Oliver WILDER was born ABT 1694, and died 8 MAR 1763 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary FAIRBANK, daughter of Jonathan FAIRBANK and Mary HAYWARD. She was born 1692, and died 12 JUN 1745 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3



8.Joseph WILDER (Thomas WILDER2, THOMAS WILDER1) was born 1683, and died 1757. He married Unknown.
Child of Joseph WILDER and Unknown w\o Joseph WILDER was:
25  i.Lucy WILDER.

9.John WILDER (JOHN WILDER2, THOMAS WILDER1) was born 11 JUL 1673 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 NOV 1756 in Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah WHITE 1699 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1680 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of John WILDER and Sarah WHITE were:
26  i.Hannah WILDER was born ABT 1707, and died 30 SEP 1723 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
27  ii.William WILDER was born 4 SEP 1717 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah SAWYER 1739.
28  iii.Thankful WILDER was born 15 APR 1715, and died 7 OCT 1792 in Vernon, Connecticut. She married James CLELAND 22 FEB 1738/9 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

13.EBENEZER WILDER (JOHN WILDER2, THOMAS WILDER1) was born 23 JUN 1683 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 DEC 1745 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married MERCY HOUGHTON 1702 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN HOUGHTON and MARY FARRAR. She was born 15 MAR 1682 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 JAN 1734 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of EBENEZER WILDER and MERCY HOUGHTON were:
29  i.Benjamin WILDER was born 1703 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1772. He married Jane ROBBINS 9 JAN 1734 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
30  ii.Hephzibah WILDER was born ABT 1 JAN 1712 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1802. She married Jonathan WILSON 2 AUG 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+31  iii.DAVID WILDER was born ABT 27 JAN 1714 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 NOV 1776 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
32  iv.Jacob WILDER was born ABT 1 SEP 1717.



Generation No. 4



31.DAVID WILDER (EBENEZER WILDER3, JOHN WILDER2, THOMAS WILDER1) was born ABT 27 JAN 1714 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 NOV 1776 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married EUNICE JENNISON ABT 16 JUN 1744 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, daughter of PETER JENNISON and JANE. She was born 16 APR 1719 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 FEB 1751 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Old Common Burial Ground*, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Anna PRENTICE 10 JUN 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1709, and died 20 SEP 1744 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Martha WHITE 4 DEC 1751 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was born 24 NOV 1717 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 NOV 1811 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of DAVID WILDER and EUNICE JENNISON were:
+33  i.SAMUEL WILDER was born 13 JUN 1745 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 OCT 1824 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
34  ii.John WILDER was born 20 MAR 1747 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 OCT 1803 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

Child of DAVID WILDER and Anna PRENTICE was:
+35  i.David WILDER was born 13 MAR 1740 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 DEC 1815 in Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

Children of DAVID WILDER and Martha WHITE were:
+36  i.Abel WILDER was born 30 NOV 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1797 in of Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont.
37  ii.Luke WILDER was born 20 FEB 1754 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+38  iii.Jonathan WILDER was born 21 APR 1755 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
39  iv.Martha WILDER was born 21 APR 1755 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+40  v.Luke WILDER was born 2 JUL 1757, and died in of Salisbury, New Hampshire.
+41  vi.Jacob WILDER was born 2 JUL 1757 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 JUL 1848 in Woodstock, Windsor Co., Vermont.