Martha Wilder

Female22 December 1779–13 March 1808

Brief Life History 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 1 daughter. 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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Family Time Line

John Carter
1776–1853
Martha Wilder
1779–1808
Marriage: 27 November 1800
Lucy Carter
1802–1863
Alvah Carter
1806–1858
James Wilder Carter
1816–1838

Sources (9)

  • Martha Wilder, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Patty Wilder, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Martha Wilder Carter, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1800Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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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

    German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild 3.

    English (South eastern England, especially Berkshire): probably a nickname from Old English wildēor ‘wild animal’.

    History: Thomas Wilder is recorded as a freeman of Charlestown, MA, in 1640. He had numerous prominent descendents.

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

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