Kidder's that served during the Revolutionary War
Kidder's in the Civil War
John and Sally Kidder of London, Monroe Co., MI, lost two sons during the Civil War. Oldest son, Isaac D. Kidder (35 years old) served with the 18th Michigan Infantry, became sick and died 8 July 1863, buried in the National Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Their youngest son, Hiram O. Kidder served in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company A, he gave the following information at induction 5-4, black hair, black eyes, fair complexion, a farmer. Hiram O. Kidder at 16 years of age was the youngest Kidder to be KILLED IN ACTION during the Civil War, this occurred at Haw's Shop, Virginia, Saturday, 28 May 1864. This was a fight between cavalry forces from the North and South.
Hard to put into words the price this family paid, losing two sons, especially the youngest at only 16 years of age.
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:
Copyright on new Kidder family information.
Descendants of James Kidder
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So far out of 3,395 families - 87.21% finished
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 28403.
"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)
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