Biography of John Wilder

Wilder, John, was born in the town of Elba, N. Y., April 21, 1819, a son of Ezra Wilder, who was one of the pioneers of Genesee county. In 1838 he was married to Rebecca A. Walker; she died in 1854, and in 1860 Mrs. Elizabeth Troop, a daughter of Richard and Phelinda (Logan) Gilbert became his wife. By his first marriage he had two daughters: Adeliza, who was married to David Shotwell of Elba and is deceased; and Florilla, the wife of Walter H. Raymond. Mr. Wilder was a practical and prosperous farmer, a man of unblemished character, and in his death, which occurred March 20, 1884, his town lost one of its valuable residents.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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