Abigail Kidder

about 1736–
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Kidder was born about 1736, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Kidder, was 39 and her mother, Mercy Nickerson, was 29. She married Silvanus Allen Jr on 8 January 1757, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States.

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Silvanus Allen Jr
Abigail Kidder
Marriage: 8 January 1757

Spouse and Children

8 January 1757
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Anna Kidder



    Hephzibah Kidder


    Mary Kidder


    Stephen Kidder


+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 40

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 64

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: possibly an occupational name from early modern English kidd(i)er ‘badger’, a licensed middleman who bought provisions from farmers and took them to market for resale at a profit, or alternatively a variant of Kidman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Abigail Kidder, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abigail Kidder, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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