Martha Wilder

22 December 1779–13 March 1808 (Age 28)
Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Wilder was born on 22 December 1779, in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Wilder, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Joslin, was 29. She married John Carter on 27 November 1800, in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 March 1808, in her hometown, at the age of 28, and was buried in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Carter
Martha Wilder
Marriage: 27 November 1800
Lucy Carter
Alvah Carter
Lucy Carter
James Wilder Carter

Spouse and Children

27 November 1800
Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Lucy Carter


    Alvah Carter


    Lucy Carter


    James Wilder Carter


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 4

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 9

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha in entry for Lucy Cart.., "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Martha Carter in entry for Lucy Carter, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Martha in entry for James W. Carter, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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