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John Thomas Wilder
Birth: Jan. 31, 1830
Death: Oct. 20, 1917

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served as Mayor and postmaster of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a pension agent in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not only did he make them, but he also paid for the first two cannons used by the State of Indiana in the Civil War. He started Roan Iron Works, Rockwood, Tennessee after the War. He was also one of originators of the Republican Party. There is a large monument dedicated to him at Chicamauga Battlefield. General John Thomas Wilder of Indiana was known for his Wilder's Brigade at Chicamauga during the Civil War. Wilder was the son of Mary Merritt and Reubin or Reuben Wilder. He was married twice, first to Martha Jane Stewart, by whom he had six children, and second to Dora Lee. (bio by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Jane Stewart Wilder (1837 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Wilder (1859 - 1938)*
  Annie Wilder Stratton (1861 - 1932)*
  Rachael W. Wilder Maher (1865 - 1941)*
  Martha Rees Wilder (1868 - 1955)*
  Stuart Wilder (1872 - 1963)*
  Edith Wilder Scott (1875 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 158
 
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Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Apr 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6352830
John Thomas Wilder
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- Darlene T.
 Added: Jan. 31, 2015
R.I.P.John T Wilder from a fellow Hoosier
- Rick Street
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014
From Greensburg with many thanks for your service.
- Simmondsgenes
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
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