U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Yale College in 1785, studied law at Brown University Rhode Island, was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced to practice law in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, (1801-04) and a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, (1805-07). In 1805, he was elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1807. He was then Attorney General of Massachusetts, (1807-10). Moving to Canada, in 1815, he practiced law and won a seat in the Canadian Provincial Assembly. However, his political opponents petitioned against him taking his seat on the grounds that he had taken an oath of allegiance to the United States and was of immoral character. He remained in Canada, until his death at age 69.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Son of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell and Jemima Bidwell. Born at Tyringham, Mass. Aug 12, 1763. Died at Kingston Up Can July 27 1833 and was buried here. To his memory this stone is erected by his son Marshall S. Bidwell.
Mary Gray Bidwell