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Ashbel Kidder

Birthplace: Stratton, Windham, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abel Kidder and Mary Kidder
Husband of Mary Kidder Waite
Father of Perlina Kidder; Vernela Kidder; Ezra Kidder; Mary Kidder; Wright (first) Kidder and 5 others
Brother of Ira Kidder

Managed by: Jessica Marie German
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About Ashbel Kidder

From "Echoes in the Forest," a history of Stratton, Vermont families:

Ashbel Kidder, son of Abel and Mary Kidder, was born on December 28, 1795, at Stratton and grew up there. In 1819, he and his brother, Ira, purchased the east half of 9L1R in Stratton and in 1822, Ira sold his half to Ashbel. Ashbel married Mary Sprague, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Sprague, on December 24, 1822, at Stratton. Mary was born on July 29, 1806, and she was accepted into the Church of Christ in Stratton, on March 6, 1825. The Kidders apparently live with Ashbel’s parents on 10L1R. In 1826, Ashbel made the following arrangement with his father, Abel. Abel signed over “to his beloved son Ashbel Kidder for the good cause of supporting and maintaining he and his wife,” Abel’s goods, chattels, plate jewels, leases and personal estate, whatsoever, except his library and half the household furniture. In 1840, besides their immediate family, the Kidders had Mary’s mother, Sarah Kidder, (who was also Ashbel’s stepmother) living with them. Also, Ashbel’s youngest brother, Calvin was living in their home. By 1850, Sarah had died and Calvin had moved away. On June 4, 1854, the Church agreed to give Mary a letter of dismission and recommendation to the Church of Christ in Granville, Illinois, and the Kidders subsequently resettled there. Ashbel died in Illinois and Mary returned to Stratton. She remarried to Tyler Waite on October 10, 1877, at Stratton. Following Tyler Waite’s death in 1887, she returned to Illinois and died on February 8, 1888. Two of the Kidder children that had died at a young age were buried in North Cemetery. Stratton Families 271 Children of Ashbel and Mary: 1) Perlina, born September 14, 1823, at Stratton, Vermont. 2) Vernela, born October 11, 1824, at Stratton, Vermont. 3) Ezra, born April 27, 1827, at Stratton, Vermont; died May 20, 1842. 4) Mary, born November 3, 1828, at Stratton, Vermont. 5) Wright, born October 6, 1831, at Stratton, Vermont; died October 13, 1833, at Stratton, Vermont. 6) Willard, born in 1833. 7) Wright, born in 1835 8) Baxter, born in 1837. 9) Philena, born in 1839. 10) Evalina, born in 1846.

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Ashbel Kidder's Timeline

December 28, 1795
Stratton, Windham, Vermont, United States
December 24, 1822
Age 26
Stratton, Windham, Vermont, United States
September 14, 1823
Age 27
Stratton, Windham, VT, USA
October 11, 1824
Age 28
Stratton, Windham, VT, USA
April 27, 1827
Age 31
Stratton, Windham, VT, USA
November 3, 1828
Age 32
Stratton, Windham, VT, USA
October 6, 1831
Age 35
Stratton, Windham, VT, USA
May 7, 1833
Age 37
Stratton, Windham, Vermont, United States
Age 39
Age 41