The sign outside this Hingham home says it once belonged to Seth Wilder. A quick search shows there was indeed a Seth Wilder here, a junior and senior, in fact. But the house was built in 1829 and father and son had died by then, long after moving out to Western Massachusetts. So who was the other Seth Wilder? There was Seth Sprague Wilder born in 1797, but he died 11 months later. His parents, Nathaniel and Jane, had 10 children and another son named Seth in 1806. The timing works for this Seth Sprague Wilder. While they never lived here, the other Seth Wilders have quite the story. The father served in the Revolutionary War and when he lost his leg, his son took his place. Seth Sr is also believed to have been a member of the Sons of Liberty, the group that held the Boston Tea Party protest before the war. In 1773 a chimney spark caused their Hingham home to burn down and they left the area. The elder Seth Wilder outlived his son by a year, dying in 1814 at 74. When he died his will called for his wife Miriam to receive half of his property and "one cow to her disposal forever." She also got all the furniture. Upon her death, her daughters Tamar, Miriam, and Molly would divide up the furnishings.