Fourth Generation


8. Erastus H. Wildes53,54 was born on 9 July 1829 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).23,24,25,34,35,55,56,57 In 1850 he was a mariner in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).55 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1850.55 In 1860 Erastus was a blacksmith in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).34,56 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1860.56 He served in the military between 1861 and 1865 in the Civil War, 1861 - 1865.58 "Unless noted in bio, the soldiers served a full 9 month term which was from enlistment date of 30 Sept, 1862 (sign ups were from the end of August until the 10th of Sept. and they entered camp at Cape Elizabeth by the 17th) to their mustering out on 17 July, 1863. The officers had been organized on 19 Sept, and there were a few men enlisting around 15 October to top off the regiment's numbers."

The following from "The Union Army, vol. 1"

"Regimental History

MAINE - TWENTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY (Nine Months)

Twenty-seventh Infantry.--Cols., Rufus P. Tapley, Mark F. Wentworth; Lieut.-Cols., Mark F. Wentworth, James M. Stone; Majs., James M. Stone, John D. Hill. Most of the members of this regiment came from York county and were rendezvoused at Portland, where the regiment was mustered into service Sept. 30, 1862, to serve for nine months.

They left on Oct. 20 for Washington, arriving there on the 22nd. On the 26th it marched to Arlington Heights, where it remained doing picket duty until Dec. 12th, when it was ordered to the south of Hunting creek. Here it relieved a Vermont brigade in the duty of guarding a picket line 8 miles long, extending from the Potomac near Mount Vernon to the Orange & Alexandria railroad, and remained here in the performance of that duty throughout a severe winter until March 24, 1863. It then moved to Chantilly, Va., doing picket duty on the outermost line of infantry in the defenses of Washington.

On June 25 it returned to Arlington Heights.

The term of service of the regiment had already expired, but 315 of the officers and men volunteered to remain and if necessary assist in the defense of the capital against the forces of Gen. Lee, who had then commenced his great invasion
of Pennsylvania. On July 4, after the result of the battle of Gettysburg was announced, the regiment left for Maine and arrived at Portland on the 6th, where the men were mustered out on the 17th.

The 27th left the state with 949 men, and lost 82 men by death, discharge and resignation." Erastus enlisted in the military on 10 September 1862 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York)53 He was mustered in Portland Maine on 30 Sep 1862, served for 9 months in Co. D, 27th Infantry. He was listed as being a blacksmith by trade, of sandy complexion and sandy haired, with hazel eyes. He was discharged from the military on 17 July 1863 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland)53 In 1870 he was a mariner in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).57 Erastus lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57 Between 1880 and 1900 he was a stone mason in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).24,25,54 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 Erastus lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in January 1899.23 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1900.24 He died of "Chronic nephritis" - kidney disease on 5 April 1906 at the age of 76 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).15,34,35,54 Mary Jane Nason and Erastus H. Wildes were married before 1855.25,56,57

9. Mary Jane Nason25,56,57,59 was born in 1836/7 in Biddeford, Maine (York).23,25,56,57,59 She lived in Waterboro, Maine (York) in 1850.59 She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1860.56 Mary lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57 She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 She died before 1886 at the age of 49.23

Children were:

i.

Samuel H. Wildes was born on 28 November 1855 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).25,34,56,57 Age 4 in 1860. Age 14 in 1870. Age 25 in 1880. He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1860.56 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57 In 1880 Samuel was a sailor in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).25 He lived with his parents in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 He died on 29 March 1884 at the age of 28 in the ocean, lost at sea.3,34 Sailed from this port (Kennebunkport, York Co., Maine) 3/29/1884 and were never heard from again."

ii.

Marcia Gooch Wildes34 was born on 28 May 1857 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).56,57 Age 2 in 1860. Age 13 in 1870. She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1860.56 She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57

iii.

George Frederick Wildes was born on 12 August 1859 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).34,56 Age 10 months in June 1860. He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1860.56 He died on 5 October 1862 at the age of 3.34

iv.

George Erastus Wildes was born on 2 October 1862 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).3,25,34,57 Age 7 in 1870. Age 17 in 1880. He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57 In 1880 he was a laborer in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).25 George lived with his parents in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 He died on 29 March 1884 at the age of 21 in the ocean, lost at sea.3,34 Sailed from this port (Kennebunkport, York Co., Maine) 3/29/1884 and were never heard from again."

v.

Nancy L. Wildes34 was born in February 1868 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).25,57,60,61 Age 2 in 1870. Age 12 in 1880. She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1870.57 She lived with her parents in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 Nancy lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1900.60 She lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1910.61 Twelve children born six still living in 1910.

vi.

Edwin/Edward Gooch Wildes was born in March 1871 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).24,25,34,62,63 Age 9 in 1880. Age 29 in 1900. Age 47 in 1920. Age 57 in 1930. He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 In 1900 he was a laborer in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).24 Edwin/Edward lived with his father and step-mother, single in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1900.24 On 16 January 1920 he was a stone-work mason and was single in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).62 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) on 16 January 1920.62 In 1930 Edwin/Edward was a road construction in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).63 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1930.63 Name Edwin on 1880 census.

4

vii.

Orrin Wallace Wildes Sr.-167.

viii.

Clarence Judson Wildes64 was born on 9 May 1875 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).24,25,34,64,65,66 Age 4 in 1880. Age 24 in 1900. Age 47 in 1920. Age 52 in 1930. He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1880.25 He lived with his father and step-mother in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1900.24 Clarence lived Kennebunkport, York Co., Maine in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) on 31 December 1902.3 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) on 12 September 1918.64 On 12 September 1918 he was a general laborer for James Harrison in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).64 In 1920 Clarence was a janitor in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).65 He lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1920.65 In 1930 he was a school janitor in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).66 Clarence lived in Kennebunkport, Maine (York) in 1930.66 He died in 1941 at the age of 66.34 Clarence was of medium height and weight, with blue yess - he was slightly balding.

ix.

Erastus Wildes34 was born on 15 April 1878 in Kennebunkport, Maine (York).3

x.

Dorothy Wildes (private).