Benjamin Franklin Kidder

30 January 1800–18 April 1897 (Age 97)
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Kidder was born on 30 January 1800, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Kidder Jr., was 31 and his mother, Sophia Fessenden, was 29. He married Eunice Read in March 1822. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States for about 30 years. He died on 18 April 1897, in Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Kidder
Eunice Read
Marriage: March 1822
Lydia Ann Kidder
Harvey Eugene Kidder
John Fessenden Kidder
Hiram Kidder
Henry Kidder

Spouse and Children

March 1822


Parents and Siblings



    Hannah Kidder


    David Kidder III



    Susanna Kidder


    Harvey Kidder


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 8

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 30

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (3)

  • Benjamin Kidder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Kidder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin Kidder, "United States Census, 1850"

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