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 Samuel Bidwell

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Samuel Bidwell

Moved from Erie Street Cemetery on 10/6/1916


"Samuel Bidwell and his wife Martha Louise Bidwell removed from Connecticut to Cleveland about 1825, perhaps earlier. He was the son of Capt Benjamin Bidwell of Revolutionary fame

Mrs. Bidwell was the daughter of Caleb and Martha Goodrich Hills of Hartford Conn. Samuel Bidwell was about 40 years old and his wife 35 years when they came to Cleveland. They brought four young children with them and another daughter was born after their arrival here. Mr. Bidwell did not live long, for he died in 1823 of malignant malaria. Mrs. Bidwell was left with five fatherless children to care for. She had a brother, however, George Hills, a prominent business man of the place, who stood closely by her in her hour of anxiety and bereavement. She died in 1839 aged 53 years.

The children of Samuel and Martha Hills were;
Charlotte Bidwell born 1810 married David Morison
Lucy Bidwell born 1811 died unmarried
Samuel Bidwell Jr born 1816 died 1850
Abigail Bidwell born 1819 died 1857
Sarah Bidwell born 1821 died 1884

Charlotte and Lucy Bidwell had a millinery store, and lived on the north west side of hte Public Square for several years. Charlotte Bidwell was the only member of the Bidwell family who married. Her husband was a widower with two children. He was a ship chandler merchant, and a manufacturer of ropes, etc., a prominent citizen of the West Side."

The family plot was originally in Erie Street Cemetery - all of those burials were moved to Highland Park June 1, 1916 in exchange for lot 209, section 1 at Highland Park. The Erie Street Plot belonged to James Taylor, Section 1, lot 54 and the original burials at Erie Street were:
Abigail Taylor age 48 d. Apr. 2, 1861
Charles Taylor age 43 d. Mar. 21, 1886
James Taylor age 82 d. Feb. 4, 1896
Lucy A. Bidwell age 76 d. Nov. 17, 1857
Martha Bidwell age 53 d. Oct. 5, 1839
Samuel Bidwell age 43 d. Sept. 25, 1823
Caleb Hills age 68 d. Jan 12, 1842
Sarah Hills age 23 d. Sept. 16 1828
George Hills age 5 mo. d. Oct. 8, 1828
? Hills age unknown died Sept 28, 1828


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  • Created by: Mamaquilts
  • Added: 6 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93165035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Bidwell (unknown–25 Sep 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93165035, citing Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Mamaquilts (contributor 47164329) .