David Wilder

Brief Life History of David

When David Wilder was born on 13 March 1740, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David A Wilder, was 34 and his mother, Anna Willard, was 23. He married Lucy Joslin on 10 June 1767, in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 5 December 1815, at the age of 75, and was buried in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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David Wilder
Lucy Joslin
Marriage: 10 June 1767
Lucy Wilder
Anna Nancy Wilder
Eunice Wilder
David Wilder
Lucy Wilder
Martha Wilder
David Wilder
Martha Wilder
Lucy Wilder
John Wilder

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

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

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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