Lavina Kidder

10 April 1821–22 January 1899 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Lavina

When Lavina Kidder was born on 10 April 1821, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Kidder, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Burroughs, was 22. She married John J Bell Sr on 8 December 1839, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 22 January 1899, in New Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in New Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John J Bell Sr
Lavina Kidder
Marriage: 8 December 1839
Louvernia Bell
Simeon Kidder Bell
William Findley Bell
Sarah Bell
Roseanna Bell
Alva Bell
Mary Bell
Emaline Bell
John J Bell Jr
Rachel Florence Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1839Jay, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 4
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 15
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 30
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Kidgier, an occupational name, probably from an assibilated form of Middle English kiddier ‘pedlar’.

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

    Sources (12)

    • Lavina Bell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Levina Kedder, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Lavina Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1850"

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