Abel Wilder (1786 - 1849) MP

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Birthplace: Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Franklin, New York, United States
Occupation: farmer, carpenter
Managed by: Mark Hall Flanders
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About Abel Wilder

Abel Wilder, son of Daniel Wilder and Mary "Polly" Gould, was born 1786 in Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was the youngest of eleven children. He married with HANNAH PAYNE, dau. of Thomas Payne, in 1808 in Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. She was born Apr. 12, 1790 in Bar Harbor, Hancock Co., Maine. He was a successful and well known carpenter and also a farmer. Shortly after their marriage, Abel took his new bride to a farm he had bought near Milton, Chittenden Co., Vermont. They had five children born in Vermont. During the summer of 1816 Abel took his family to a larger farm he had bought just two miles outside of the town of Malone in Franklin Co., New York. Abel built the family a home and made much of the furniture inside. Five more children were born in the farmhouse in New York; a total of ten children.

Hannah died in Malone, Franklin Co.,New York on Dec. 9, 1842; Abel died in Franklin Co., NY on Feb. 21, 1849. Both buried at Morningside Cemetery, Malone, Franklin Co., New York.

Children were: Royal (2/1804, d.y.), Thomas (1811), James (1813), Hannah (1814), Royal (1816) then Polly (1821), Phebe (1824), William (1829), Sarah (1830), and Josiah (1832).

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Abel Wilder's Timeline

Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
February, 1804
Age 18
Vermont, United States
April 4, 1811
Age 25
Vermont, United States
January 26, 1813
Age 27
Bridport, Addison, Vermont, United States
November 13, 1814
Age 28
Vermont, United States
February 28, 1816
Age 30
Vermont, United States
March 4, 1821
Age 35
Malone, Franklin, New York, United States
July 16, 1824
Age 38
Malone, Franklin, New York, United States
April 24, 1829
Age 43
Franklin, New York, United States
Age 44
Malone, Franklin, New York, United States