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Captain Thomas Wilder

Male 1644 - 1716  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wilder 
    Title Captain 
    Born 4 Sep 1644  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • His birth date was recorded as 4 (7) 1644.
    Gender Male 
    Married 25 Jun 1668  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Mary Wheeler, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Turner) Wheeler. She was born on 5 October 1646 and was christened on 18 October 1646 both in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 25 October 1650.

    Issue:
    1. Mary Wilder (c1675-1718)
    2. James Wilder (1680-1739)
    3. Joseph Wilder (1683-1757)
    4. Sarah Wilder (1685-____)
    5. Elizabeth Wilder (1687-____)
    6. Anna Wilder (1689-1746) 
    • Nourse (1890) lists Mary Houghton as the wife of Thomas Wilder. This is not supported by the evidence. MacKenzie (1966) uses the Nourse annotation to come to the same incorrect conclusion, but he changes the year of the wedding to make it more acceptable. Bullard (1930) proves that the Mary, Thomas married was Mary Wheeler, not Houghton. [2, 4, 5]
    • According to Bullard (1878) "Proof of the surname of Mary, wife of Thomas Wilder, is shown in a petition sent to the General court of Massachusetts in 1738, in behalf of those who went into the Canadian Expedition of 1690 under Capt. John Withington. Among the signers was Joseph Wilder, son of Thomas and Mary, who applied "in the right of his uncle, Samuel Wheeler, his mother's brother, who served under Major Wade." A copy of this petition was published in Marvin's "History of Lancaster," p. 125. There are many erroneous records of the name of Mary, wife of Thomas Wilder, due to the loss of the early Vital Records of Lancaster, and the imperfections in the later copies, but evidence supplied in the petition of Joseph Wilder is conclusive proof that she was Mary Wheeler, daughter of Richard and sister of Samuel Wheeler of the Canadian Expedition of 1690. "
      [4]
    Military 1704  [2
    Died 7 Aug 1716  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Here Lyes Buried
      ye Body of Capt.
      THOMAS WILDER
      who decd August. 7th,
      1716, about ye 70th
      Year of His Age
    Person ID I19543  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 

    Father Thomas Wilder,   d. 23 Oct 1667, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna,   d. 10 Jun 1692, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1644 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mary Wheeler, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Turner) Wheeler. She was born on 5 October 1646 and was christened on 18 October 1646 both in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 25 October 1650. Issue: 1. Mary Wilder (c1675-1718) 2. James Wilder (1680-1739) 3. Joseph Wilder (1683-1757) 4. Sarah Wilder (1685-____) 5. Elizabeth Wilder (1687-____) 6. Anna Wilder (1689-1746) - 25 Jun 1668 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1716 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    2. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    3. [S1179] Trask, William B. "Early Records of Boston", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VIII, 1854).

    4. [S1003] Bullard, Edgar J. Bullard and Allied Families, (Detroit, Michigan: Private Publisher, 1930).

    5. [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).

    6. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    7. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts 1900, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    8. [S484] Wheeler, Albert Gallatin Jr. The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America, ( Boston: American College of Genealogy, 1914).

    9. [S627] Hansen, Donald F and Michael F Hansen. "DNA Solves a Wilder Ancestral Enigma", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 163, 2009).