Elijah Kidwell

August 1751–19 November 1831 (Age 80)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Kidwell was born in August 1751, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Rev. John William Kidwell Jr, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Colclough, was 31. He married Hannah Butner about 1782, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 November 1831, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Kidwell
1751–1831
Hannah Butner
1756–1810
Marriage: about 1782
Elijah Jr. Kidwell
1782–
Kidwell
1784–
Kidwell
1800–
John L. Kidwell
1802–1840
Sarah Ann "Sallie" Kidwell
1802–1842
Miley Kidwell
1802–

Spouse and Children

    Male1751–1831Male

    Hannah Butner

    Female1756–1810Female

MARRIAGE
about 1782
Rowan, North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

    Elijah Jr. Kidwell

    Male1782–Male

    Kidwell

    Female1784–Female

    John L. Kidwell

    Male1802–1840Male

    Sarah Ann "Sallie" Kidwell

    Female1802–1842Female

    Miley Kidwell

    Female1802–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 25

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 41

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Kiddal in Barwick in Elmet, West Yorkshire, which is probably so named from the Old English personal name Cydda + Old English halh ‘nook or corner of land’. However, the surname occurs predominantly in Devon, suggesting another, unidentified source may be involved. Alternatively, it could be a variant of Kiddle, a topographic name for someone living by (or making his living from) a fish weir, Middle English kidel (Old French cuidel, quidel, a word of Breton origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Kidwell, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Elijah Kidwell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elijah Kidwell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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