Jesse Wilder was a Lieutenant in the 4th NC Cavalry. He is buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Wilmington, NC. Came from Onslow County. Married Fannie D. Ellis, daughter of Gardner Ellis and Fannie Morse in 1871. Was a successful turpentine distiller & trader in naval stores for about 40 years. Spent a brief time in Brunswick, GA developing a successful turpentine distilling business there and becoming a town alderman. Returned to Wilmington, NC some time after his wife's death in 1882. She is buried at Mount Lebanon Chapel Cemetery (on Airlie Gardens property).
Owned a home at 309 N. 4th Street in Wilmington, which is listed as the "Wilder-Bulluck" House.
A sister, Mary Carrie Wilder, married Geo. L. Morton (a Wilmington Postmaster, and businessman).
Jesse Wilder died in 1914. One obituary:
American Civil War Soldiers Record
about Jesse T Wilder
Name: Jesse T Wilder ,
Residence: New Hanover County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 05 May 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Unit Numbers: 78
Service Record: Enlisted as a Lieutenant 3rd Class on 05 May 1862 at the age of 23
Commission in Company C, 4th Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 05 May 1862.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 3rd Class on 16 July 1862
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 22 September 1863
On rolls on 31 October 1864
POW on 08 April 1865 at Near Petersburg, VA
Confined on 10 April 1865 at Johnson's Island, OH (Estimated day)
Took Oath of Allegiance on 20 June 1865 at Johnson's Island, OH
Released on 20 June 1865 at Johnson's Island, OH
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