William Jenkins Kidd

William Jenkins Kidd

Birth
Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Feb 1921 (aged 79)
Burial Shipman, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 129218343 · View Source
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Son of Robert Nelson Kidd and Agnes (Willoughby) Kidd. William fought at the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) where 3 of his brothers died: Nathan Laud Kidd, Preston W Kidd and Robert K Kidd. William was injured, losing part of his left leg. In spite of his injuries, when he returned home, he took in his brother Nathan's 2 young daughters, Emma A Kidd (1856 - April 1937) and Sarah Louise Kidd (4/17/1855 - 2/26/1939). William married Martha Elizabeth Johnson (9/6/1854 - 3/5/1928) in 1872 and had 9 children:
1. Pierce Kemper Kidd (7/22/1873 - 2/17/1949); married Estelle ?.
2. Howard Whitefield Kidd (5/20/1875 - 2/21/1909); married Bellie Lee Coleman.
3. William Richard Marvin Kidd (1/17/1878 - 2/4/1956); married Laura Ann Farmer.
4. James Arthur Kidd (6/2/1879 - 7/18/1966); married Mary Virginia Forsythe.
5. Robert Smith Kidd (4/28/1882 - 1/8/1954); married Hattie B Tyler.
6. Mattie Lee Kidd (3/1/1886 - 12/31/1959); married Charles Michael Urban.
7. Evelyn Whitehead "Eva" Kidd (8/8/1890 - ?); married William J Johnson.
8. Eugene Johnson Kidd (8/24/1892 - ?); married Katie D Thurmond.
9. Irene Bertha Kidd (10/11/1894 - 5/14/1972); apparently never married.

The U.S. Veterans Grave site collection lists this cemetery as the "Johnson-Kidd Family Cemetery." Also called the Johnson-Kidd cemetery in the 2011 version of the Nelson ?County Cemetery book (page 199).


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  • Created by: RainbowLady777
  • Added: 5 May 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 129218343
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jenkins Kidd (15 Oct 1841–24 Feb 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 129218343, citing Kidd Cemetery, Shipman, Nelson County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by RainbowLady777 (contributor 47433959) .