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Charles WILDER
Ruina MANN
Christina McKENZIE
Husband:  Charles WILDER
Birth:  1812/3, VT
Death:  27 Apr 1877, Colfax Twp., Huron Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Nathaniel WILDER (c1792-1856)
Mother:  Sarah Ann CRITTENDEN (c1797-1861), d/o Benjamin CRITTENDEN (1778- ) & Mary HILL

If the birthdates are correct, this is an extremely short time between child, parent, and grandparent.

Marriage-1:  13 Apr 1834, North Gwillimbury, York Co., Upper Canada [now ON]
Wife-1:  Ruina / Rowena "Rue" MANN
Birth:  1816, Canada
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  4 Sep 1870, Huron Co., MI
Wife-2:  Christina McKENZIE
Birth:  1831/2, Scotland
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. John PEACOCK, b. 1822/3, England
Other Children:  Sarah PEACOCK, b. 1853/4, OH; Mary PEACOCK, b. 1860/1, Huron Co., MI
Children with Ruina MANN born in Canada:
  1.  George WILDER, b. 1832 census indicates 1839/40
  2.  Daniel WILDER, b. 1833
  3.  Nathaniel WILDER, b. 1837
  4.  Melinda WILDER, b. 23 Jan 1837, North Gwillimbury, York Co., Upper Canada [now ON]
  5.  Willard WILDER, b. 1839
  6.  Hester Ann WILDER, b. 4 Dec 1842, North Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Canada West [now ON]
  7.  Charles WILDER, b. 1843
  8.  Caleb WILDER, b. 1846; d. 22 Dec 1886, Huron Co., MI
  7.  Dorcas WILDER, b. 1847
  8.  Hannah WILDER, b. 1850
  9.  Leonard WILDER, b. 1858

Are these birthyears just guesses?  Charles & Ruina were married until 1834, so the first two must be wrong.

Adopted Child of Christina (McKENZIE) PEACOCK born in Huron Co., MI:
10.  Mary PEACOCK-WILDER, b. 1860/1
Children with Christina McKENZIE born in Colfax Twp., Huron Co., MI:
11.  Katherine WILDER, b. 1871
12.  Jane WILDER, b. 1873/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Canada, Ontario; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont


1.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Charles WILDER not found, but we do find Christine PEACOCK (æ 28, b. Scotland), living with her husband, John PEACOCK (æ 37, b. England), and daughter Sarah PEACOCK (æ 6, b. OH), living in Bingham Twp., Huron Co., MI (p. 896).

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 3):  Verona P.O., Colfax Twp., Huron Co., MI, Roll M593_674, p. 782B, PN 2, 13/13, enumerated 14-16 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Wilder Charles 57 M W Farmer, Widower 1000 200 Vermont
Listed next to John McKINZIE (æ 43, b. Scotland, widower), who is next to Christine PEACOCK (æ 38, b. Scotland, widow), with whom is living her three children (Sarah, æ 15, b. OH; Mary, æ 9, b. MI; Sarah, æ 5, MI), and George WILDER (æ 30, b. Canada, unmarried farm hand).

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 34):  Colfax Twp., Huron Co., MI, Roll T9_582, p. 50A, PN 7, SD 3, ED 109, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
8 8 Wilder Christina W F 44     / / Keeping house   Scot Scot Scot
    ______ Mary W F 19 Dau /     Servant   Mich Scot Eng
    ______ Katherine W F  9 Dau /       / Mich Scot Eng
    ______ Jane W F  6 Dau /       / Mich Scot Eng
The enumerator got the parents' birthplaces switched.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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