John Wilder

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John Wilder, son of John Wilder and Sarah White, was born at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 13 April 1713.1,2 He died at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 30 April 1793.3

John married Prudence Wilder, daughter of Nathaniel Wilder and Damaris Whitcomb, at Petersham 29 November 1739.4

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Petersham, with 3 free white males over 16, and 2 free white females.5

John Wilder permanently removed from Lancaster to Petersham with his cousin Nathaniel when Petersham was first settled, though John was in the neighborhood before 1741.6


Prudence Wilder b. 5 Aug 1722, d. 8 Nov 1798
  • Samuel Wilder7,6 b. 17 Aug 1740, d. 12 Sep 1740
  • Martha Wilder8 b. 26 Jun 1742, d. 28 Sep 1747
  • John Wilder9 b. 12 Jul 1744, d. bef. 1748
  • Prudence Wilder9,10 b. 5 Sep 1745
  • John Wilder10 b. 13 Jul 1748
  • Damaris Wilder+10 b. 8 Aug 1750
  • Cornelius Wilder10 b. 30 May 1752, d. 15 Feb 1826
  • Thankfull Wilder10 b. 26 Jul 1754, d. bef. 1793
  • Manasa Wilder10 b. 24 Apr 1757
  • Mary Wilder10 b. 8 May 1759, d. 10 May 1769
  • Sarah Wilder10 b. 8 Nov 1762
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  1. [S674] Moses Hale Wilder, Edwin M. Wilder, Harold K. Wilder and Justin E. Wilder, The Book of the Wilders (Revised): A Further Contribution to the History of That Branch of the Wilders Who Immigrated to Massachusetts about 1638, 3rd printing (Goshen, Indiana: Justin E. Wilder, 1998), 6, further cited as Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised).
  2. [S362] Franklin P. Rice, Vital records of Petersham, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1904), 55, further cited as Rice, Petersham Vital Records.
  3. [S362] Rice, Petersham Vital Records, 191-192.
  4. [S362] Rice, Petersham Vital Records, 159.
  5. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), MA:232, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  6. [S674] Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised), 326.
  7. [S907] Henry Stedman Nourse, The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850, two vols. (Clinton, Massachusetts: W. J. Cooper, Printer, 1890), 67, further cited as Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster.
  8. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 68,419.
  9. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 71.
  10. [S362] Rice, Petersham Vital Records, 55-56.