Joseph Kidder

Bridgewater, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 7 Nov 1873 (aged 64)
Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Sec. 4W, Lot 6, Grave 7
Memorial ID 53577126 · View Source
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Son of Lieut Benjamin Kidder and Sally Wiggin.

Married twice:

1. 25 Dec 1834 Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire to Dorcas Nelson.

Joseph and Dorcas divorced on 23 May 1872 in New Hampshire.

To their union was born 5 children:
Jessie M Kidder, Uriah Hill Kidder, Albert Harvey Kidder, Henry R Kidder, and Francis Mahan Kidder.

2. prior to his divorce on 2 Nov 1870 Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire to Louisa Lavina Batchelder.

No children born of their union.

Joseph was a farmer on North Main Street, at the base of Sugar Hill, in Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire. He carried on his farm and at odd hours with one horse did all the job teaming required in the village at that time.

In addition to those linked below his children are as follows:

Jesse M Kidder Born 16 Nov 1835 Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire. Died 27 Jan 1837 Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire.


Henry R Kidder Born 12 Apr 1841 Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire. Died 3 May 1863 Killed while in the Army at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Chancellor, Spotsylvania, Virginia. Son of Joseph Kidder and Dorcas Nelson. Henry enlisted as a Private Serving the Union Army, at the age of 21, on 12 Aug 1862. On 5 Sep 1862 he enlisted in Company D, New Hampshire 12th Infantry Regiment. Henry mustered out of service on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Virginia upon his death. Henry was one of the first in the regiment to fall. He was lying on the ground with the regiment, in the second line of battle, before becoming engaged, when a minie ball pierced his brain.

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  • Added: 11 Jun 2010
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