Re: Thomas Wilds-Mary Ann van Vlack -Rose NY
Thomas Wilds and Mary Ann van Vlack are the great-great grandparents of my wife Lynda Reid.We have been looking for Thomas Wilds for 35 years but have found nothing.Mary Ann and Thomas had 3 Children Elizabeth, James and George.She lived in Acton all her life and is buried there.She is listed as a widow after 1871 so we have never found out what happened to Thomas.I was unaware that Thomas had a brother George and that may give some clues as to the family origen.Mary Ann is the daughter of John A. Van Vlack and we know of two brothers John Barrett and James and a sister Elizabeth.John B. Van Vlack lived in Van Vlack village which is now Wasaga Bay, Ont.If you have any further information on Thomas Wilds that would be wonderful. With the birth dates you give for George of 1853 according to my records it is more likely that this George is a son of Thomas and Mary Ann.