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John Thomas Wilder (1830-1917)
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Born: 31 Jan 1830 Hunter Village New York. 1
Married: (1) Martha J. Stewart (1837-1892) the daughter of Silas Stewart (1796-796-) and Rachel (1804-1870) on 18 May 1858 in Greensburg Indiana. 1 3 4
Married: (2) Dora E. Lee (1878-1917) in 1904 .
Died: 20 Oct 1917 Jacksonville Florida.
Buried: 22 Oct 1917 Forest Hill Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee. 2
View Headstone/Memorial at www.findagrave.com

Rueben Wilder
1797-Bet 1880 and 1900

John Thomas Wilder
31 Jan 1830-20 Oct 1917
Civil War - Union
Mary Merritt
1794-Bet 1880 and 1900

Spouse and Children

      Martha J. Stewart

       Dora E. Lee

Brothers and Sisters

In Gen. John T. Wilder Tennessee possesses a figure whose career and personality are not merely local or state, but national. He is one of those figures who stand forth as representatives not of a state or city, but of a country. The annals of the war department contain few individual records of longer service or of more brilliant capacity and action as a soldier......1


  1. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans By Will Thomas Hale, Dixon Lanier Merritt
  2. Forest Hills Cemetery website http://foresthillscemetery.net/
  3. Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
  4. Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org