William Wilder

Brief Life History of William

When William Wilder was born in 1748, in Chowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, William Wilder, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Culpepper, was 24. He married Winifred Lee in 1767, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died about 1795, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, at the age of 48.

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William Wilder
Winifred Lee
Marriage: 1767
William Wilder
Martha Wilder

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  • Deed William Wilder Sr to Samuel Wilder
  • Deed from Solomon Alston Jr. to Charles Wilder - witnessed by William Wilder
  • Deed from William Wilder to Nathaniel Smith

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1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.


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


Historical Boundaries 1777: Wilkes, Georgia, United States

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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