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Subject: [GM-L] KIDDER
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 19:58:41 EDT
Subject: Surname: KIDDER
Source: Prescott Memorial by Dr. Wm Prescott, 1870, N.H.
John Prescott (founder of Lancaster, MA) & wife, Mary Platts Line, Lancaster,
Dr. Jonas Prescott b. August 6, 1754 at Lancaster, MA son of John Prescott &
wife, Mary White of Lancaster. Dr. Jonas Prescott m. (1) March 31, 1779,
Susannah Wilder; she died and he m. (2) Ruth Kidder; he studied medicine and
settled at Templeton, Mass., where he died. (he had 5 children by his first
Source: Farnsworth Memorial by Moses Farnsworth 1897 2nd Ed. by R. G. Nye
Benjamin Farnsworth/Mary Prescott Line, Groton, MA
Samuel Barron Locke b. May 1, 1767 son of James Locke, Jr. and his wife,
Farnsworth of Ashby, MA. Samuel B. Locke m. 1789, Hannah Russell dau of
William Russell of Littleton, N.H. b. 1765; d. April 5, 1822. He m. (2) Nov
Polly Kidder of Hollis, N.H. He was at Thetford, VT in 1790, Lempster, N.H.
1792 then located permanently at Bethel, Maine. He was a mill-wright and
various places by his business. In Bethel, Maine, he purchased a tract of
erected some mills, now known as "Locke's Mills," owned and occupied by his
sons James & Charles Locke in 1853. He died Oct 12, 1840. He had 10
his first wife Hannah Russell. (see p. 260)
p.260 Samuel Barron Locke & his first wife, Hannah Russell had:
1. Hannah Locke b. 1790 at Thetford, VT d. 1791.
2. John Locke b. 1792 at Lempster, NH m. 1825, Mary Morris b. 1806 at N.J.
3. Luther Locke b. 1794 at Newport, NH died unm.
4. Hannah Locke 2d b. July 8, 1795 at Fryeburg, Maine; m. 1819, William Swan
1792; of Paris, Maine. They resided at Woodstock, ME and had 7 children
5. Clarissa Locke b. 1797 at Bethel, ME m. 1821 Josiah Black of Sedgewick, ME
She d. 1848. Resided at Cambridge, NH (9children unlisted)
6. Clementina Locke b. 1799 at Bethel, ME m. 1820 Orin Stone of Dixfield, ME
he died and she m. (2) ____Harvey; had 5 children by 1st husband
7. Samuel B. Locke, Jr. b. 1801 m. 1825, Lucetta Edgerly b. 1806 at Buxton, ME
They resided there and had 7 children (unlisted)
8. Charles Russell Locke b. 1806 at Bethel, ME m. 1832, Susan Hill b. 1809 at
Saco, ME; resided at Bethel; had 7 children (unlisted)
9. Mary Locke b. 1808 at Bethel, ME m. 1828 Moses Swan b. 1801 at Paris, ME.
he was a carpenter; both he and his wife died in CA (4 children, unlisted)
10. James Locke b. 1803 m. 1826 Marcia Stowe b. 1806 at Newry, ME; had 5
Source: Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records & Epitaphs of
Lancaster, MA 1643 to 1850 by Henry S. Nourse, A.M. 1890
Timothy Whiting, Jr. of Lancaster & Abigail Kidder of Billerica entered their
of Marriage April 12, 1781.
Abram F. Kidder of Lowell, MA aged 22 yrs m. Sarah M. Burbank of Lancaster, MA
aged 20 yrs. Married Oct 12, 1846 by Rev. Clark Sibley of Harvard, MA
p.347 Baptized at Lancaster's First Church on Aug 23, 1818 were: Sally R.,
and Charlotte Kidder, children of Nathaniel Kidder.
Heywood Kidder of Winchendon & Zilpah Phelps of Lancaster entered their
of marriage Oct. 14, 1796.
Heywood Kidder of Winchenden and Zilpah Phelps of Lancaster were married Dec.
15, A.D. 1796 - Entered by William Stedman, Town Clerk
Feb 15, 1840 - Mr. Levi B. Burbank of Lancaster and Miss Jane Kidder of
p.345 Baptized at the First Church of Lancaster
October 13, 1811
Jeffry Kidder son of Nathaniel Kidder of Prospect, Maine.
July 1, 1810.
Nathaniel Augustus Kidder, son of Nathaniel Kidder of Prospect, Maine was
baptized at the First Church of Lancaster.
p.350 Members of the Church of Lancaster, recommended to other churches:
Jan 29, 1797: Zilpah Kidder to the church in Winchendon.
July 10, 1808
Nathaniel Kidder of Prospect (District of Maine) was married to Sally
Source: History of Westford, Mass. by Rev. Edwin R. Hodgman, A.M. 1883
The first of this name who lived in this town was Thomas Kidder son of John &
Lydia (Parker) b. 1690 at Chelmsford, MA. John was the son of James Kidder
came from Billerica about 1685. Thomas Kidder m. Joanna Keyes 1816.
Thomas, Aaron, Reuben, Joseph and Josiah Kidder (see also History of New
Thomas Kidder m. Elizabeth Wheeler of Acton, MA. Children: Elizabeth b. 1743
Zaccheus Green of Concord, MA 1765. Isaiah Kidder b. 1749 d. 1759. Sarah
b. 1761. This record is evidently imperfect. There were other children whose
were not recorded, bearing the names of Francis, James, Jacob, Mary and
Isaac. Thomas Kidder known as "Cornet (military rank) Kidder" died in 1793
James Kidder supposed to be the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kidder m. Patty
Cummings 1799. Children: James Kidder b. 1800, Charles Proctor Kidder b. 1801
George Kidder b. 1803, John Lewis Kidder b. 1805, Martha Caroline Kidder b.
William Kidder b. 1811, Nancy Kidder b. 1814 and Mary Ann Kidder b. 1817.
James Kidder m. Lucy Pushee of Littleton, 1827. Children: James Otis Kidder
b. 1831. Sarah Jane Kidder b. 1834 and Elizabeth Ann Kidder b. 1836.
Charles Proctor Kidder m. Mary Ann Wright 1827. Children: Harriet Kidder b.
Nancy Kidder b. 1837, Charles Kidder b. 1839 and Mary Ann Kidder b. 1841.
George Kidder m. Lydia Sawtell 1831. Children: Lydia Maria Kidder b. 1836,
Laura Ann Kidder b. 1846, Almira Kidder b. 1849, Andrew J. Kidder b. 1852.
James Otis Kidder m. Charlotte F. Bruce. One child Josephine Kidder b. 1849.
Source: Groton Historical Series by Dr. Samuel A. Green Vol 1 Chapter 5
Capt. Francis Kidder was a Trustee of the Western Society of Middlesex (MA)
Husbandman, Incorporated Feb 28, 1803
Material gathered and transcribed by Janice Farnsworth