Kidder Family History
Descendants of James Kidder (1626- 1676)
"One Nation Under God"
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Kidder's that served during the Revolutionary War
Kidder's in the Civil War
A movie titled The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen, was a true story based on 200 soldiers who tried to escape from Stalag Luft III>
Gordon Arthur Kidder was murdered by German SS Gestapo in 1944, after he escaped from a Stalag.
Gordon Arthur Kidder
Arizona Ranger Jeff Kidder murdered in Mexico
Theodore Campbell Kidder murdered by mob in Minnesota - 1934
Theodore C. Kidder
Unsolved Murder of Naomi Lee Kidder - 10 Sept. 1982 - Wyoming
Naomi Lee Kidder
A BLOG titled "Just Kidders" at the web site below:
A Genealogy of THE KIDDER FAMILY
Descendants of Ensign James
author Morgan Stafford
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Descendants of James Kidder
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As of 18 Dec. 2014 Generations 1 thru 13 - FINISHED
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Church at Maresfield, England
The following was taken from "Maresfield Old and New" by the Rev. J.L. Ward Petley, M.A., published Sept. 1896, page 28.
The stone that takes us back the greatest number of years, as far as I can
discover, is one of those long narrow which is in the East angle of the North
Transept. The inscription is on the South side:
"Here lieth the body of Mr. John Kidder,
descended from a Family of very great Antiquity of this Parish.
He died the 26th of September, 1684 Aged 73."
A special thanks to Paul, Bonnie and Matt Kidder for the Maresfield Church
picture and book.
The above book "Maresfield Old and New" can be purchased from Paul Kidder for $15.00 this includes postage. Paul has only 5 copies left, many Kidder names are mentioned all in England. Send check to following: Mr. Paul Kidder 3245 Decourcey Court
Annandale, VA 22003
New Book "The Kidders of Wilmington."2012
Can be purchased for $50.00, send check to either "Historical Society of the Lower
Cape Fear", or "North Carolina Coastal Land Trust." Mail to: Susan Taylor Block, 1908 Colleton Court, Wilmington, NC
"The Kidders of Wilmington." were, and are, a prominent name in Wilmington, stretching back nearly
two centuries to 1826, in fact, when brothers Frederic and Edward Kidder
immigrated (via a stormy coastal voyage) from their ancestral home in New
Ipswich, N.H., to Wilmington, where they opened a commission merchants’
hated the climate, spent his summers back in New England and left for good after
less than a decade, but Edward stayed on, prospered in the lumber business and
even ran a blockade runner during the Civil War (while trying various peace
feelers between the Confederacy and the North).
Coat of Arms, Colonel Reuben Kidder (1723 - 1793)
Colonel Reuben Kidder, loyalist, of New Ipswich, NH, had the arms of the
Kidder family carved upon the mantel of his dining room and a coat painted which
hung upon the walls of the drawing room of his mansion house.
The above coat of arms which I presently have, is NOT a Kidder coat of arms, the above was painted ( from the description of Colonel Reuben Kidder's coat of arms on mantel in his dining room ) by an unknown artist commissioned by my great aunt Bea Kidder Bodenstein of Staatsburg, NY
Kidder Coat of Arms
The above coat of arms was granted to an unknown person, with the surname
Kidder during the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), and is as follows: Vert.
three crescents or (which translated means three golden crescents upon a shield
of green). The recipient is said to have been of Maresfield, ancient seat of the
Kidder family in Sussex.
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During the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865) there were (238) Kidders that
served, men and women from the North and South.
Private Henry K. Kidder, (above) 12th New Hampshire Infantry, Company D, ( born
12 April 1841 - died 3 May 1863 ) Killed in Action at the Battle of
Chancellorsville, Virginia - 22 years of age - died unmarried -
In the Revolutionary War (51) Kidder's enrolled with 17 of them responding to the Lexington and Concord Alarm on April 19th, 1775...
Two Revolutionary War men are permanent residents at East Alstead, Cheshire
County, New Hampshire, Lt. James Kidder (1745-1820) and his brother Lt. Samuel
Kidder (1740-1824) -
Lt. James Kidder (1745-1820)
Revolutionary War - served in a Massachusetts Regiment
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