Elias Wilder

Brief Life History of Elias

When Elias Wilder was born in 1809, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph R Wilder, was 54 and his mother, Lucy Safford, was 48.

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Joseph R Wilder
1755–1820
Lucy Safford
1762–
Elizabeth Wilder
1789–
Cyrena Wilder
1795–
Elias Wilder
1797–
Lucy Wilder
1800–
Benjamin R. Wilder
1792–1867
Elias Wilder
1809–
Lucy Wilder
1811–

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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