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Kidder Family History
Descendants of James Kidder (1626- 1676)



"One Nation Under God"

Kidder's that served during the Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War

Kidder's in the Civil War
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
Jeff Kidder

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

Kidder Family Reunion - Summer 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Alpine Lake Resort, Terra Alta, West Virgina. 

Anyone that wants info - contact Vance Kidder at  ( 386-937-8237 ) or email (  v_kidder@msn.com  )


A BLOG titled "Just Kidders"  at the web site below:

Kidder Blog

A Genealogy of THE KIDDER FAMILY

Descendants of Ensign James Kidder
     author Morgan Stafford
published (1941)

Copyright on new Kidder family information.

Generation

Descendants of James Kidder
1941 edition - Introduction

New families NOT in
1941 Edition
 Families Status
1st Generation

1

- 1 finished
2nd Generation

7

- 7 finished
3rd Generation

24

- 24 finished
4th Generation

46

- 46 finished
5th Generation

109

7 116 finished
6th Generation

277

33 310 finished
7th Generation

439

78 517 finished
8th Generation

367

252 619 finished
9th Generation

126

552 678 finished
10th Generation 6 638 644

finished


11th Generation 0 366 366 finished

12th Generation 0 63 63 finished

13th Generation 0 4 4 finished
Total 1405 1990 3395 Done


As of 1 Mar 2014
Generations 1 thru 13  (in red above) - 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 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’ business.  "Frederic 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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