Nathaniel Wilder

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Nathaniel Wilder, son of Lieutenant Nathaniel Wilder and Mary Sawyer, was born at Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 1686.1 He died at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 9 June 1775.2

Nathaniel married Damaris Whitcomb, daughter of Josiah Whitcomb and Rebecca Waters, at Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 26 December 1707.3

Nathaniel Wilder was one of the first signers of the Petersham church roll in 1738. In 1743, he was a farmer in the west part of Lancaster, now Sterling, where he had purchased a large tract of land.4


Damaris Whitcomb b. 27 May 1678, d. 3 Sep 1772
  • Nathaniel Wilder5 b. 26 Nov 1708
  • Jonathan Wilder b. 26 Nov 1708, d. 26 Nov 1708
  • Charles Wilder5 b. 2 Apr 1710
  • Joshua Wilder5 b. 2 Sep 1712
  • Bezaleel Wilder6 b. 20 Nov 1714
  • Aholiab Wilder6 b. 5 Feb 1717
  • Damaris Wilder7 b. 1 Jan 1719/20
  • Jerahmeel Wilder8 b. 8 May 1721
  • Prudence Wilder+8 b. 5 Aug 1722, d. 8 Nov 1798
  • Aaron Wilder8 b. 25 Aug 1723
  • Samuel Wilder9 b. 19 Jan 1724/25, d. 9 May 1725
  • Elias Wilder10 b. 17 Jan 1727
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  1. [S245] Winfred Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife Francis Helen Miller Vol 2(Concord, New Hampshire: Rumsford Press, 1952), 45-46, further cited as W. L. Holman, Stevens Ancestry Vol 2.
  2. [S362] Franklin P. Rice, Vital records of Petersham, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849(Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1904), 192, further cited as Rice, Petersham Vital Records.
  3. [S908] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849(Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1908), 326, further cited as Rice, Vital Records of Marlborough.
  4. [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), Thomas Line: 9a, further cited as Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised).
  5. [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), 2:274, further cited as Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster.
  6. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:275.
  7. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:276.
  8. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:277.
  9. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:278.
  10. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:279.