Simpson Kidd

1831–1863 (Age 32)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Simpson

When Simpson Kidd was born in 1831, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, William Kidd, was 57 and his mother, Frances Taylor Williams, was 47. He married Maria J. Baily on 12 October 1854, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States. He lived in Jefferson, Jefferson, Missouri Territory, United States in 1850. He died on 1 June 1863, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 32.

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Simpson Kidd
Maria J. Baily
Marriage: 12 October 1854

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    Maria J. Baily


12 October 1854
Jefferson, Missouri, United States

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World Events (5)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 0

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a medieval personal name Kid, a variant of Kit, a pet form of Christopher .2 English: from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’, hence a nickname for a frisky person or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a seller of faggots, from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Simpson Offutt in household of Jesse L Kidd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Simpson Kidd, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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