Rebecca Wilder

Female28 October 1744–31 August 1834

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Wilder was born on 28 October 1744, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Aaron Wilder, was 21 and her mother, Priscilla Clark, was 22. She married Samuel Marsh about 1762, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 31 August 1834, in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Samuel Marsh
Rebecca Wilder
Marriage: about 1762
Joseph Clark Marsh
Esther Marsh
Lucy Marsh
Samuel Marsh
Jesse Marsh
Infant Marsh
Samuel Marsh Jr.
Lydia Marsh
Catherine Marsh
Betsey Marsh
William Marsh

Sources (21)

  • Hannah Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rebeca Marsh, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Rebecca Morse in entry for Esther Smith, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1762Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 32

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


    Age 32

    New Hampshire is 9th state.


    Age 47

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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