Eunice Wilder

Female 1690 - 1778  (88 years)


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  • Born 1690  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Married say 1710  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Capt. John White, the son of Josiah and Mary (Rice) White. He was born on 29 September 1684 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Capt. White was known as a great Indian fighter. He served on a grand jury in 1719, and was chosen a selectman a year later. During Lovewell's War, he led several expeditions against the Indians. By trade, John was a blacksmith and was well to do for his time. In 1717, he was licenced to keep a tavern. He died on Wednesday 12 September 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. His inventory, dated January 1725/26, was valued at £1220. Eunice petitioned for relief after her husband's death. It relates much of what happened during the war and is excerpted below:
    'Some few Instances whereof your Petr. would humbly ripresent to this Honble Court. Yor. Petrs. sd. husband altho he had divers times had the honour to bear command yet voluntarily Enlisted himself under the late Capt. Lovewell, and choose rather to go as and Under Officer at that time because he would do what in him lay to Encourage others to Enlist and marched with him at the time when they killed the Ten Indians, in which march they were out near Forty days, Then he performed a march to a place called Cohosse on Connecticut River thinking to meet with the Enemy there and come in at Fort Dummer, being out thirty four days, tho they missed of their desired Success; Then in about Eight days time he had a Company raised and went to Pigwacket to bury Capt. Lovewell which he performed in a very difficult season of the year. Then he went to Connecticut at his own cost and charge to get a Company of Mohege Indians in order to go down to St Francois to take an Indian fort there, but failing of his aim, he returned home and then enlisted a Company of Voluntiers and marched designing for a Fort beyond Pigwacket, but was taken sick before he got there, returned home and dyed leaving your Petr. his bereaved widow with seven Children the Eldest about Fifteen years old and Four of them very young, & one she then went with who is now living;

    Issue:
    1. Eunice White
    2. John White
    3. Elizabeth White
    4. Mary White
    5. Thomas White
    6. Lois White
    7. Nathaniel White
    8. Dorothy White (1717-____) 
    Died 15 May 1778  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I15065 
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2018 

    Father Nathaniel Wilder,   b. 3 Nov 1655, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1704, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mary Sawyer,   b. 4 Jan 1652/53, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Jan 1673/74  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1690 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Capt. John White, the son of Josiah and Mary (Rice) White. He was born on 29 September 1684 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Capt. White was known as a great Indian fighter. He served on a grand jury in 1719, and was chosen a selectman a year later. During Lovewell's War, he led several expeditions against the Indians. By trade, John was a blacksmith and was well to do for his time. In 1717, he was licenced to keep a tavern. He died on Wednesday 12 September 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. His inventory, dated January 1725/26, was valued at £1220. Eunice petitioned for relief after her husband's death. It relates much of what happened during the war and is excerpted below: 'Some few Instances whereof your Petr. would humbly ripresent to this Honble Court. Yor. Petrs. sd. husband altho he had divers times had the honour to bear command yet voluntarily Enlisted himself under the late Capt. Lovewell, and choose rather to go as and Under Officer at that time because he would do what in him lay to Encourage others to Enlist and marched with him at the time when they killed the Ten Indians, in which march they were out near Forty days, Then he performed a march to a place called Cohosse on Connecticut River thinking to meet with the Enemy there and come in at Fort Dummer, being out thirty four days, tho they missed of their desired Success; Then in about Eight days time he had a Company raised and went to Pigwacket to bury Capt. Lovewell which he performed in a very difficult season of the year. Then he went to Connecticut at his own cost and charge to get a Company of Mohege Indians in order to go down to St Francois to take an Indian fort there, but failing of his aim, he returned home and then enlisted a Company of Voluntiers and marched designing for a Fort beyond Pigwacket, but was taken sick before he got there, returned home and dyed leaving your Petr. his bereaved widow with seven Children the Eldest about Fifteen years old and Four of them very young, & one she then went with who is now living; Issue: 1. Eunice White 2. John White 3. Elizabeth White 4. Mary White 5. Thomas White 6. Lois White 7. Nathaniel White 8. Dorothy White (1717-____) - say 1710 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1778 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S691] Benson, Alan. "Family Group Sheets of White, Whitcomb and Johnson", (Cleveland, Ohio: Compiled 11 December 1993).

    2. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890).

    3. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    4. [S902] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Sudbury Records" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVIII , 1864).



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