Person:Nathaniel Wilder (1)

m. abt 1641
  1. Mary Wilder1642 -
  2. Thomas Wilder1644 - 1716
  3. John Wilderbet 1646 and 1651 - 1722
  4. Elizabeth Wilderest 1648 -
  5. Ebenezer Wilderest 1652 -
  6. Nathaniel Wilder1655 - 1704
  • HNathaniel Wilder1655 - 1704
  • WMary Sawyer1652/53 - abt 1740
m. 24 Jan 1673/4
  1. Nathaniel WilderAbt 1675 - 1679
  2. Capt. Ephraim Wilder1677 - 1769
  3. Mary Wilder1679 -
  4. Elizabeth Wilder1680 -
  5. Jonathan Wilder1682 - 1707
  6. Dorothy WilderAbt 1684 -
  7. Nathaniel WilderAbt 1687 - 1775
  8. Eunice Wilder1690 - 1778
  9. Oliver WilderAbt 1694 - 1765
Facts and Events
Name Nathaniel Wilder
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2][3] 3 Nov 1650 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Birth[5] 3 Nov 1655 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 24 Jan 1673/4 Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Sawyer
Death[1][2] 31 Jul 1704 Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. Nourse, Henry Stedman. Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850. (Clinton, Massachusetts: W.J. Coulter, 1890), 17.

    Killed in Assault by French and Indians, July 31, 1704.
    Lieutenant Nathaniel Wilder, aged fifty-four years.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Barlow, Claude W. The Children of Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster. The American Genealogist. (1954), 30:76.

    'Mary (recorded as Marie), b. Jan. 4, 1652/3; living Nov. 5, 1740, when her father's estate was settled, d. before Jan. 22, 1740/1, when her son Ephraim Wilder was appointed administrator of her estate; m. Lancaster, Jan. 24, 1673/4, Lt. Nathaniel Wilder, b. Charlestown, Nov. 30 (3?), 1650, killed by Indians at Lancaster, July 31, 1704, son of Thomas and Anna Wilder.'

  3. Joslyn, Roger D. Vital records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the year 1850. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984-1995), 1:17.

    'Nathaniel Wilder, son of Thomas & Ann Wilder, b. Nov. 3, 1655.'

    This birth is recorded on a page with other births for 1655 to 1657, which would suggest that the year is not meant to be 1650. However, if he was born in 1655, he would have been younger than his wife, and only 18 when he married.

  4.   Nourse, Henry Stedman. Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1725. (Lancaster [Massachusetts]: [s.n.], 1884), page 298.

    Regarding Thomas Wilder (his father): 'There are named in his will, his wife Ann, and children Mary, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, and Ebenezer. None of these were born in Lancaster.'

  5. One might imagine that the birth, recorded nearer the time of the event, where the difference of five years is more likely to be significant, is going to be more accurate than an age calculation done after he died, in a different town where they might not have had access to the birth record? So the birth in 1655 is probably correct, the calculated birth in 1650 is probably not.