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Captain Ephraim Wilder

Male 1677 - 1769  (92 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Wilder 
    Title Captain 
    Born 16 Apr 1677  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    History His home was listed as having two fireplaces. Ephraim later served as a selectman in Lancaster and town moderator. He also served several times as the Representative to the General Court. 
    Married To 1698  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Elizabeth Stevens, the daughter of Cyprian and Mary (Willard) Stevens. He was born in 1681 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She died on Sunday 28 May 1769 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth's gravestone inscription in Old Settlers Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, reads:
    In Memory of Mrs.
    Elizabeth, ye Wife of
    Capt. Ephraim Wilder,
    who died May ye 28
    1769, in ye 89th. year
    of her Age.
    The Stroke of Death hath laid my Head,
    Down in this dark and Silent Bed.
    The Trump shall Sound I hope to rise,
    And meet my SAVIOUR in the Skies

    Issue:
    1. Ephraim Wilder Jr. (1708-1770)
    2. Elizabeth Wilder (1708-____)
    3. Martha Wilder (1711-____)
    4. Dorothy Wilder (1714-____)
    5. Eunice Wilder (1719-____)
    6. Susanna Wilder (1723-____)
    7. Asaph Wilder (1724-1747) 
    Military 1705 
    During Queen Anne's War, Ephraim was attached to Lt. Nathaniel Wilder's garrison, his brother. During the attack, he lost his home, one ox, two calves, three cows, one horse, fifteen sheep, and one swine.
     
    Died 13 Dec 1769  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Buried Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In Memory of Capt.
      Ephraim Wilder, Junr.
      who died March ye 7th
      A D. 1770, in the 63d.
      Year of his Age.
      Every Man at his best state, is altogether Vanity.
      Cease ye from Man whose Breath is in his Nostrils: and trust
      in the Ever Living GOD
    Person ID I15061  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2018 

    Father Nathaniel Wilder,   b. 3 Nov 1655, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1704, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Sawyer,   b. 4 Jan 1652/53, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Jan 1673/74  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1677 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Elizabeth Stevens, the daughter of Cyprian and Mary (Willard) Stevens. He was born in 1681 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She died on Sunday 28 May 1769 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth's gravestone inscription in Old Settlers Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, reads:
    In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth, ye Wife of Capt. Ephraim Wilder, who died May ye 28 1769, in ye 89th. year of her Age. The Stroke of Death hath laid my Head, Down in this dark and Silent Bed. The Trump shall Sound I hope to rise, And meet my SAVIOUR in the Skies
    Issue: 1. Ephraim Wilder Jr. (1708-1770) 2. Elizabeth Wilder (1708-____) 3. Martha Wilder (1711-____) 4. Dorothy Wilder (1714-____) 5. Eunice Wilder (1719-____) 6. Susanna Wilder (1723-____) 7. Asaph Wilder (1724-1747) - 1698 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1769 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850 Reprint of 1890 Edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993).

    2. [S981] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Sudbury Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVII, 1863).

    3. [S1037] Holman, Mary Lovering. The Stevens Miller Ancestry , (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1948).

    4. [S952] Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861 with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, (Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862).

    5. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    6. [S1049] Whitcomb, Esther K. Inscriptions from Burial Grounds of the Nashaway Towns: Lancaster, Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, West Boylston, and Hudson, Massachusetts , (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    7. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    8. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    9. [S815] Sawyer, Fred E. Genealogical Index of the Sawyer Families of New England Prior to 1900, (Blackfoot, Idaho: Neves Printing Co., 1983).

    10. [S1050] Barlow, Claude W. "The Children of Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster" , (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume 30, 1954).