David Tidd, of Below Easton

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David Tidd, of Below Easton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex County, MA, United States
Death: 1748 (72-73)
Below Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of James Tidd, of England
Husband of Catherine Tidd
Father of Benjamin Tidd, Sr.; John Tidd, Sr; William Tidd, Sr.; Peter Tidd and James Tidd
Brother of Jacob Tidd of the Minisink Valley

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Thomas Garey Lindt
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About David Tidd, of Below Easton

Biography:

David Tidd's Settlement on the Delaware River was below Easton. Easton is just across the Delaware River from New Jersey where his brother Jacob and His Family Lived. You will see in sources the complete family of these two son's of James Tidd their Father. The Listing is from the the Book A history of the Tidds of Ohio.

It is assumed by the Family that all of the Children of David where born there.

Research Notes:

On Mar. 10, 1747 David Tidd entered into an agreement with Richard Peters, Land Secretary to the Penns and a land speculator to purchase 325 acres of land in Dansbury Township, Bucks County for a sum of one hundred sixty two pounds, ten shillings, of which thirty pounds was paid that day in cash. On the Mar. 19, 1747 he also took a warrant for 100 acres next to his other tract from the Province of Pennsylvania, and an order to survey this 100 acres was given made for twenty some years and this record (Harrisburg Archives) shows the tract next to land owned by Richard Peters and labeled Formerly David Tidds Settlement.

As near as I can determine this land is below where Easton, Pa. is now located.

David Tidd died in the summer or fall of 1748, he signed a road petition earlier that year, and Benjamin assumed the responsibility of the land and debt as he paid the interest and signed a note for the remainder. Benjamin was killed by the Indians in 1755 and after this the land was taken back by Peters.

After the massacre of 1755 at Dansbury some of the inhabitants returned and lived near or in Fort Hamilton, which was built in January and February of 1756. Indians continually nibbled at the settlement, taking a victim frequently, a young lad was killed and scalped within 200 yards of the fort in May, 1757, prompting the petition, including John Teed's signature, to be sent to the Lt. Gov. Wm. Denny of Pennsylvania requesting additional military protection. This list of names probably is the total number of families remaining there. John Tidd was killed a few weeks after this petition was presented to the gov. and the account of his murder is recorded in Pa. Archives in Capt. Van Etten's diary.

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David Tidd, of Below Easton's Timeline

1675
1675
Woburn, Middlesex County, MA, United States
1700
1700
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
1708
1708
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
1712
1712
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
1748
1748
Age 73
Below Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States