John Wilder

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
John Wilder, son of Thomas Wilder and Anna Eames, was born at Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, about 1646.1 He died at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, about 1718.2

John married Hannah Atherton, daughter of James Atherton and Hannah (…), at Lancaster 17 July 1672.3,4

John Wilder was a farmer of Lancaster, but at the outbreak of King Phillips war, he fled with his family to Charlestown. They soon returned to Lancaster where he had holdings at South Lancaster, then known as Six Nations and now as Clinton.5


Hannah Atherton b. 10 Jan 1658/59, d. 4 Jan 1737/38
  • John Wilder+3 b. 5 Nov 1673, d. 7 Nov 1756
  • Thomas Wilder6 b. 2 Jan 1676
  • Hannah Wilder6 b. 31 Oct 1679
  • James Wilder6 b. abt. 1681
  • Ebenezer Wilder7 b. 23 Jun 1683
  • Anna Wilder6 b. abt. 1690
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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), 43-44, further cited as W. L. Holman, Stevens Ancestry Vol 2.
  2. [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), 2, further cited as Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised).
  3. [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), 1:14, further cited as Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster.
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1671, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S674] Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised), Thomas Line: 2.
  6. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:452.
  7. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 1:15.