John Wilder

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
John Wilder, son of John Wilder and Hannah Atherton, was born at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 5 November 1673.1 He died at Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 7 November 1756, in his 84th year.2,3

John married Sarah White, daughter of Josiah White and Mary Rice, at Lancaster 1699.4,5

John Wilder was a farmer of Lancaster, and served in the Indian troubles of 1722 and 1725: four weeks, 5 days in 1722 and from June to November 1725 in Capt Willards Company.

In 1741 he was approved to help with the church at Bolton.6,2


Sarah White b. 21 Oct 1680
  • Jonas Wilder7 b. 16 Nov 1699
  • Josiah Wilder7 b. 6 Jun 1701
  • Mary Wilder7 b. 9 Jul 1703
  • Hannah Wilder8 b. 3 Mar 1707/8, d. 30 Sep 1723
  • Jonathan Wilder7 b. 5 Oct 1710
  • John Wilder+7 b. 13 Apr 1713, d. 30 Apr 1793
  • Thankful Wilder9 b. 22 May 1715
  • William Wilder9 b. 3 Nov 1717
This person was last edited on28 Oct 2014


  1. [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.
  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), 6, further cited as Wilder, et al, Book of the Wilders (Revised).
  3. [S936] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1910), 231, further cited as Rice, Bolton Vital Records.
  4. [S909] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts: 1638-1900 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Chase Brothers, 1900), 22, further cited as White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White.
  5. [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).
  6. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:290.
  7. [S909] White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, 32-33.
  8. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:409.
  9. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:275.