John Thomas Wilder

John Thomas Wilder

Birth
Hunter, Greene County, New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 1917 (aged 87)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 158
Memorial ID 6352830 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
  • Added: 16 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6352830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Wilder (31 Jan 1830–20 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6352830, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .