George Wildman

7 October 1822–20 April 1881 (Age 58)
Barrington, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Wildman was born on 7 October 1822, in Barrington, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Wildman, was 53 and his mother, Hannah Weeks, was 41. He married Maretta Root on 9 November 1848, in Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Yorktown Township, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 April 1881, in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wildman
Maretta Root
Marriage: 9 November 1848
Sylvanus Lewis Wildman
Sylvester George Wildman
Cassius Marcellus Wildman
Frank Albert Wildman
Henry William Wildman
Jane A Wildman
Ulysses Simpson Grant Wildman
Mary D Wildman
Clinton Colfax Wildman

Spouse and Children

9 November 1848
Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States


    Sylvanus Lewis Wildman


    Sylvester George Wildman


    Cassius Marcellus Wildman


    Frank Albert Wildman


    Henry William Wildman


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 4

The Town of Barrington was established in 1822 while still part of Steuben County from the Towns of Reading and Wayne. In 1826, Barrington was made part of Yates County, a year after the creation of the county.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 17

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Wild , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.2 German (Wildmann): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Wilto + Middle High German man ‘man’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Hildman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Wildman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo Wildman, "United States Census, 1850"

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