Hi Bernadette, I'm looking for info on my mother's side of the family, which is the Wild surname, in Maine. I have very little to go on, so this is a shot in the dark. I am told they would not tell the women in my mother's family anything about the genealogy, so I'm having difficulty finding anything before my grandmother and her sister. They live in central Maine. Have you found a link between the Wilds you mention and the surname in Maine? I couldn't find one, when I looked at Ephraim Wildes, the only child of Sara (Averill) Wildes and John Wildes of Topsham, MA (the same Sara from the trials). Ephraim had a son and a daughter. Assuming a link by the patriarchal line, I followed Ephraim Jr., and eventually the surname dies out.