Emeline Wilder

Female13 October 1820–1 November 1906

Brief Life History of Emeline

When Emeline Wilder was born on 13 October 1820, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Wilder, was 47 and her mother, Jane Marsh, was 46. She married George Adams on 3 July 1836, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. She died on 1 November 1906, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Adams
Emeline Wilder
Marriage: 3 July 1836
Mary Lincoln Adams
George Martin Adams
Emma Jane Adams
William Francis Adams
Charles Melville Adams
Henry Elwood Adams
Elizabeth Melville Adams
Carriella Adams

Sources (57)

  • Emeline Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emeline Wilder Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Emeline in entry for Charles H. Adams, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1836Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 5

    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 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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