Thomas Wilder

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Wilder was born on 5 February 1704, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Judge Joseph Wilder, was 20 and his mother, Lucy Gardner, was 25. He married Mary White on 19 April 1727, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 6 February 1771, in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Wilder
1704–1771
Mary White
1707–1771
Marriage: 19 April 1727
Mary Wilder
1733–1810
Peter Wilder
1736–
Martha Wilder
1744–1829
Sarah Wilder
1735–1825
Thomas Wilder Jr
1737–1802
Anna Wilder
1739–1822
Abel Wilder
1741–1792
Eunice Wilder
1742–
Esther Wilder
1743–1813
Joseph Wilder
1745–1823
David Wilder
1752–1833
Abigail Wilder
1754–1833

Sources (18)

  • Thomas Wilder, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thomas Wilder, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Wilder in entry for Mary Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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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