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Kidd Surname DNA Project

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Member Count: 108
Surnames
Kidd, Kidde, Kiddell, Kiddie, Kiddoo
Description
This is a study of the Y chromosome DNA of males named Kid, Kidd, Kidde, and other spelling variants. Any male with the Kidd surname is welcome to participate no matter where they live.

The purpose is to find out how the various Kidd families do or do not relate to each other.

Background
This is the web site for the Kidd Y chromosome DNA study. It is open to any male with the Kidd, Kid, Kidde, Kiddell, Kiddoo, Kiddie, Keddie, Kidder surname or other variant spellings of that name. Click on the tab at the top of this page to read more about the Kidd study. Steven Perkins and Sandra Kidd are the co-administrators.

To join this group, click on "JOIN REQUEST" at the top of this page or email either of the group co-administrators.

The tabs at the top of the page will take you to more information about the Kidd Y-DNA study.
  • Click On "About This Group" to see pages about the Background, Goals, News, and Results summary about the study.
  • Click on "Y-DNA Results" to view the markers for the study participants.  The classic view shows the markers for each participant, at 12, 25, 37, and 67 markers.  The colorized view shows where members of each subgroup have variations, or mutations, from the average set of markers (called a mode) for that subgroup.  See "About This Group" then "Results" for a fuller explanation of the subgroups.  
  • Click on "DNA FAQ" to find answers to general questions about using DNA results in genealogy research.  If you have questions specific to the Kidd study, or cannot find an answer to your question under FAQs, please contact Sandra Kidd at skkidd AT bellsouth.net 

To make an online donation to the Kidd Y-DNA General Fund to support sponsorships for Y-DNA testing, please follow this link:  http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=Kidd

Why use DNA testing?
If you are stuck at a brick wall with your research, DNA testing may match you to another family you can share research with to find your common ancestor. Finding your genetic match will help you to focus your research on families you have a connection to, instead of researching all the families with the same name in the same area. This should save you money on research materials.

Reasons not to use DNA testing
If it would bother you to find out that you are not a genetic match to your family, don't do DNA testing. It is also recommended that you do not test several members of the same immediate family if finding out they do not match would cause you problems.

Who should test?
You should test your oldest living direct line ancestor in either your paternal (Y DNA) or maternal (mtDNA) lines.

What tests should be used?
If you imagine that you are at the top of a triangle, then your paternal line is the right side of the triangle, and your maternal line is the left side. All your other ancestral lines are between those and can be found by testing direct line descendants of your ancestors.
Y DNA
The Y DNA test is for finding your paternal line ancestry. Only males can be tested since only males have a Y chromosome.  Y DNA tests can be ordered for 12, 25, 37, 67, or 111 markers.  The Kidd study recommends its participants consider ordering a minimum of 37 markers.
mtDNA
The mtDNA test is for finding your maternal line ancestry. Both males and females can be tested since you get your mtDNA from your mother. Only females pass their mtDNA on to their children.
There are other tests, the CODIS test used by the police, and paternity tests, but these are not appropriate for genealogy. They can help with siblingship or paternity questions.
Autosomal DNA
FTDNA now offers the Family Finder autosomal DNA test which tests your 22 chromosomes and the X chromosome.  At this time it is best used to confirm your most recent genealogy within 5 generations.  The X chromosome is not yet used in the reports.
Goals
The project's goal is to determine how the various Kidd families relate to each other. As more people are tested, we will be able to help those who have reached a "brick wall" in their Kidd genealogical research.

As of summer 2012, the largest group of participants descend from Kidd families with origins in the Southeastern United States, especially Virginia. We also have several Kidds with Pennsylvania origins and several with SC origins, and one with a Maryland origin.  And we have several Canadian members and members with roots in England, Ireland, and Scotland.  In 2010, we welcomed our first Australian member.

We also have members with the Kiddell, Kiddoo, Kidder, and Keddie surnames.

The Kidd Y-DNA study also especially welcomes and encourages participants from Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, other parts of the US, and worldwide.

The Kidd Y-DNA study welcomes donations for sponsorships of Y-DNA testing.  To make an online donation, please contact Sandra Kidd at skkidd@bellsouth.net or follow this link:
http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=Kidd
News
The Kidd Y-DNA surname study actively seeks participation from any interested Kidd family members. If you are a female Kidd, please consider recruiting your Kidd father, brother, uncle, or male cousin to join the study.

Through sponsorships, some funding for test kits may be available for selected Kidd lines that are not currently represented in the Kidd Y-DNA surname study.

If you would like to sponsor a particular Kidd line, or to make a contribution to the group fund to fund general Kidd Y-DNA testing, please contact Sandra Kidd at skkidd@bellsouth.net or Steven Perkins, study group administrator, at scperkins AT gmail.com.
Or follow this link to make an online donation:

http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=Kidd
Results

As of summer 2012, we have 80 participants in the Kidd Y-DNA study.

Questions about these results may be directed to Sandra Kidd, co-administrator of the study, at skkidd@bellsouth.net 

The Y-DNA results can be viewed under a separate tab labeled “YDNA Results”.  For help in understanding participants’ results, the participants have been broken into several SUBGROUPS. 

The SUBGROUPS are based on two factors: 

1) known genealogical “paper trail” or research on a given line.  The knowledge and generous sharing of information from many Kidd researchers helps us to determine how a given line may fit into the Kidd family tree. Y-DNA results can be most useful when you share with the administrators the name of your earliest known Kidd ancestor and where and when he lived.  You do not have to know your entire family tree to take part in Y-DNA testing, and Sandra Kidd will help you with your Kidd genealogy questions.

2) the Y-DNA results, especially where variations, called mutations, show up in a set of markers. If a mutation is distinctive for a particular subgroup, it can help to define how that subgroup branches off from the main family tree.

The two major SUBGROUPS for the Kidd Y-DNA study are for Kidds of Virginia origin, and each participant has close genetic connections with others in their subgroup:

GROUP 1:  Virginia Kidds who are known or suspected descendants of Thomas Kidd, the immigrant to Virginia by 1646.  Most of the men in this group descend through, or are suspected to descend through, Thomas’s younger son William Kidd of Middlesex Co Virginia.  Because Group 1 is the largest group of participants, it is divided into three subgroups, based on known genealogy and one significant variation in Y-DNA markers. 

Also a part of Group 1 are several participants whose ancestors have different surnames than Kidd, but who are close genetic matches to the Kidd family.  Included in this group is a descendant of Henry Tuggle III who lived in Middlesex and Goochland Cos, VA, the same areas where Thomas Kidd descendants lived.

GROUP 2:  Virginia Kidds and Waldens who are descendants of Kidd families of Middlesex and Caroline Cos, VA.  Exhaustive research into the first three generations of Kidds in Virginia points to only one immigrant ancestor Thomas Kidd, who by 1646 was in the area that became Middlesex County.  However, Group 1 and Group 2 do not have a close genetic connection—so research on this question continues.

Several descendants of John Walden of VA are closely connected to Group 2 in the Kidd Y-DNA study. John Walden was raised by the Walden family but genetically is part of the Kidd Group 2, pointing to an unknown father with the surname Kidd.

The Kidd Y-DNA study is broken into additional subgroups:

  • I haplogroup Kidds known to have emigrated from Ireland to MD/SC and who share a common ancestor

  • Pennsylvania origins Kidds who share a common ancestor

  • Scotland origins Kidds who may share a common ancestor (24/25 match)

  • Ungrouped Kidds with American origins, whose genetic results do not point to a common Kidd ancestor

  • Ungrouped Kidds with British Isles origins, whose genetic results do not point to a common ancestor

  • Members whose origins are not yet known or who do not have matches in the Kidd study are listed under Ungrouped (general)

  • Members with surnames that are variants of Kidd, such as Kiddie, Kiddoo, Kidder, and Kiddell, are listed under Variant Surnames


Participants are listed by kit number and earliest known ancestor for privacy reasons. To inquire about these lineages, please contact Sandra Kidd at skkidd@bellsouth.net.  Many of the participants are very interested in sharing information with other descendants.

Some participants have elected to share biographies for the Kidd Y-DNA website.  See the end of this page for participants' bios.

The results break down into a number of identified Kidd groups, and two sets of ungrouped results.

Group 1: Virginia origins

Group 1 breaks down into three subgroups. All of the participants in this group have Virginia origins, and all believe they are descended from Thomas Kidd of Middlesex Co, Virginia, immigrant to Virginia by 1646. Thomas Kidd married Jane and had two sons Thomas Jr. and William.  Thomas Kidd the immigrant died in 1680.  His son Thomas Jr. was born ca 1670 and died in 1727.  His son William was born in 1675 and also died in 1727.  Thomas Kidd Jr. had sons Thomas III, John, Daniel, and William who survived to adulthood.  William Kidd had sons William, Robert, John, James, Aaron, Moses, Duel, and likely Benjamin who survived to adulthood. 

Y-DNA results link all the men in Group 1 as closely related, but only three participants, all in Group 1A, have fully documented family trees for each generation back to Thomas Kidd the immigrant, all through his son William Kidd. 

Group 1A, Group 1B

Participant 54404 is a proven descendant of Aaron Kidd, son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd the immigrant.

Participants 59016 and 166558 are both proven descendants of James Kidd, son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd the immigrant.

Four members of Group 1A are exact matches at 37 markers, and three of these have tested to 67 markers and are exact matches.  Two participants have tested to 111 markers and have a close match at the 111-marker level.

Every participant in Group 1 (A, B, or C) has a genetic distance of 0 to 4 (based on 37 markers) from the modal haplotype represented by Group 1, which is considered the Thomas Kidd the immigrant haplotype.

The younger son of Thomas Kidd the immigrant was William Kidd.  William and his wife Margaret both died within one month of each other in the spring of 1727 in Middlesex Co VA.  After their parents’ deaths, six of William’s sons and one daughter migrated to central Virginia, settling in the area that is now divided among the counties of Goochland, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Amherst, and Nelson.  The six sons were Robert (no known family), John who married Ruth Parish/Farish, James who married Eliza Webb, Aaron who married Susannah (maiden name not known), Moses who married Dorothy (maiden name not known), and Duell who married widow Mary Sorrow.  The daughter was Margaret who married John Southern.  Based on current research, members of Group 1A and IB are known or suspected to descend from one of these six sons of William Kidd, especially if they have ties to one of the central Virginia counties listed above.

Group 1C are all known or suspected descendants of Benjamin Kidd, who married Judith Chowning.  Benjamin is believed to be the youngest son of William and Margaret Kidd; he remained in Middlesex Co.  

One of Benjamin's and Judith's sons, Chowning Kidd, stayed in Middlesex Co. Two of Benjamin Kidd’s sons, George and Benjamin, moved to Amelia Co VA from Middlesex Co VA around the time of their father’s death in 1761. New research shows that Benjamin Kidd (known as Benjamin Kidd Sr. after his father's death) soon returned to Middlesex Co.  A number of descendants of Benjamin Kidd Sr. and Chowning Kidd have been positively identified in the last two months.  The fate of Benjamin and Judith's fourth known son, Henry, is not known.  Most of the members of Group 1C are descendants of George Kidd, who moved to Amelia Co VA.  Two are descendants of Henry Kidd and Catherine Seward, through their son James Kidd who married Sarah Bristow and moved first to Mercer Co Ohio and then to the Richland Co Wisconsin area.

Two men also match Group 1C for whom research continues.  One of these is a descendant of William Kidd (1774-1832) of Middlesex Co who was a U.S. Army soldier from Middlesex Co VA and who moved to Missouri before 1820, to what is today St. Louis County.  One is a descendant of Richard Henry Kidd (1812-1855) of Hardin Co, Ohio.

The oldest son of William and Margaret Kidd was William Kidd, b ca 1700, who married Elizabeth Thurston 13 Nov 1728 in Middlesex Co VA.  William was not listed in the Christ Church Parish christening records but was proven as a son of William Kidd by his being named in the Kidd v Kidd 1741 lawsuit in Middlesex Co VA and identified as the son of the elder William Kidd.  The Kidd Y-DNA study has no known descendants of this William Kidd, so research continues to identify his possible descendants.  He had known sons named John and William.

Members of Group 1A:

54404: a descendant of William Kidd, son of Aaron Kidd (1712-1776), of Albemarle Co, VA, son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd I.  Aaron's son William moved to Tazewell Co VA

59016: a descendant of Zachariah Kidd, son of James Kidd (1715-died unknown) of Virginia and Georgia, son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd I

166558: a descendant of Webb Kidd, son of James Kidd (1715-died unknown) of Virginia and Georgia, son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd I

62505: a descendant of William Henry Kidd (1823-1892), born in Amherst Co, VA, per his family's Bible; lived in Monroe/Chickasaw Cos, MS; died in Oklahoma

64299: a descendant of Benjamin Kidd (d. 1832), was in Caswell Co, NC, by 1790, moved to Williamson Co, TN, in early 1800s

92645: a descendant of William Kidd (1787-1876) who married Susannah Chastain Logan 2 Jun 1808, Amherst Co, VA, and who moved to Vermillion Co, IL before 1855
113979: a descendant of Lewis Kidd of Blount Co, TN, who is believed to have migrated from Buckingham Co, VA

128336: a descendant of Moses Kidd, who married Carey Powers and lived in Chatham and Moore Cos, NC
134749: a descendant of Moses Kidd through son John Kidd, who moved to GA. This line descends through Gilliam Kidd of Coweta Co, GA

145140:  a descendant of William Kidd, 1823-1862, of Nelson Co, VA

 Also part of Group 1A is a descendant of Henry Tuggle III of Middlesex and Goochland Cos VA.  Research into this genetic match continues.


Members of Group 1B includes 1) several descendants of George Kidd and Lydia Chiles, who moved from Franklin Co, VA, to Kanawha Co, VA (now WV), and then to Lawrence Co, OH, and 2) two descendants of John Kidd and Lucy Melton of Franklin Co, VA

The known commonality is that both George Kidd and John Kidd lived in Franklin Co, VA, in the early 1800s. This group believes that they may descend from James Kidd (1736-d unknown), son of Duel Kidd, who was son of William Kidd and grandson of Thomas Kidd I. While this is not proven, they are likely descendants of William Kidd through one of his sons who moved to central Virginia.

N2383: a descendant of George Kidd (1777-) through son John S. Kidd


59713: a descendant of George Kidd (1777-) through son John S. Kidd, through his son William Henry Harrison Kidd

240692:  a descendant of George Kidd (1777-) through son John S. Kidd, through his son George Washington Kidd

84434 and 109049: descendants of Francis M. Kidd (1807-bef 1870), family lived in Marion/Johnson Cos, AR, and in Hopkins Co, TX.  Further research points to Francis as a previously undocumented son of George Kidd

54402: a descendant of John Kidd (1769-1862), married Lucy Melton in Albemarle Co 1792, lived and died in Franklin Co, VA, his descendants moved to Tazewell (now Bland) Co VA
196591:  another descendant of John Kidd and Lucy Melton, whose family lived in Pulaski Co VA

 Group 1C includes proven descendants of Benjamin Kidd (1714-1761) of Middlesex Co, VA,who married Judith Chowning in 1736 in Middlesex Co. This group has proven a number of new family connections through Y-DNA evidence and genealogical research.  

One of Benjamin's and Judith's sons, Chowning Kidd, stayed in Middlesex Co. Two of Benjamin Kidd’s sons, George and Benjamin, moved to Amelia Co VA from Middlesex Co VA around the time of their father’s death in 1761. New research shows that Benjamin Kidd (known as Benjamin Kidd Sr. after his father's death) soon returned to Middlesex Co.  A number of descendants of Benjamin Kidd Sr. and Chowning Kidd have been positively identified in the last two months.  The fate of Benjamin and Judith's fourth known son, Henry, is not known.  Most of the members of Group 1C are descendants of George Kidd, who moved to Amelia Co VA.  Two are descendants of Henry Kidd and Catherine Seward, through their son James Kidd who married Sarah Bristow and moved first to Mercer Co Ohio and then to the Richland Co Wisconsin area.

Two men also match Group 1C for whom research continues.  One of these is a descendant of William Kidd (1774-1832) of Middlesex Co who was a U.S. Army soldier from Middlesex Co VA and who moved to Missouri before 1820, to what is today St. Louis County.  One is a descendant of Richard Henry Kidd (1812-1855) of Hardin Co, Ohio.

The oldest son of William and Margaret Kidd was William Kidd, b ca 1700, who married Elizabeth Thurston.  William had two known sons William and John.  He has no fully documented descendants so research on his family continues.

Group 1C:
46060: a descendant of Benjamin Kidd through son George Kidd, of Amelia Co, VA,through son Lodawick Kidd who lived in Dinwiddie Co, VA, and Tippah Co, MS
70923: father of 46060 (tested because 46060 had a one-step mutation that was proven to have occurred in one generation when the father's and son's results were compared)
68936: a descendant of Benjamin Kidd though son George Kidd, of Amelia Co, VA, through his son George Kidd Jr.

202430:  another descendant through the George Kidd line.

149045:  a descendant of James Kidd, 1794-1871, who settled in Dinwiddie Co VA and is believed to be a son of Benjamin Kidd Jr.,son of Benjamin Kidd Sr.

58487: a descendant of James Kidd of Bute/Warren Cos, NC, and Mecklenburg Co,VA, through his son John B. Kidd (1794-1862). DNA results led to new researchon this James Kidd, which resulted in determining that he did have ties to Amelia Co, VA, and appears to definitely be a previously unknown son of George Kidd of Amelia Co.
97464 is also a descendant through John B. Kidd

194333:  a descendant of William Kidd, b ca 1774, Virginia, War of 1812 veteran who enlisted in Middlesex Co VA, said to have married Frances Williams. After the war, he received a bounty land warrant and moved to Cedar Co, Missouri.  One of his sons was Benjamin Kidd, who is buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery in Cedar Co Mo, who is the ancestor of this participant.  

200813 and 223389:  descendants of James Kidd who married Sarah Bristow in Middlesex Co in 1817 and then moved to Ohio and Wisconsin, settling in Richland Co Wisconsin. James Kidd was the son of Henry Kidd and Catherine Seward.

210001:  a descendant of Henry Kidd, also known as Richard Henry Kidd, who was born ca 1812 in VA, was in Fairfield Co Ohio by 1840.  Henry married Rebecca Coats in 1845 and died in Hardin Co OH ca 1855.

Group 2: Virginia origins, mainly Caroline Co VA and also Middlesex Co VA

Group 2 shares a common connection to Caroline Co, VA, with most of this group descending from William Kidd, who died in 1802 in Caroline Co, VA.  Also included in this group is a descendant of Burgess Kidd of Middlesex Co VA.  In this group are several Walden descendants of John Walden, all close matches with Kidd Group 2. 

9796: a descendant of William Kidd, d 1802 in Caroline Co VA, through his son James. His son, also named James, moved to Fayette Co, KY
64046: a descendant of William Kidd, d 1802 in Caroline Co VA, through his son Philip, who moved to Fayette Co, KY
77317:  likely also a descendant of the Kidds of Fayette Co KY, descended from William Kidd, d 1802 in Caroline Co VA
74260: a descendant of William Kidd, d 1802 in Caroline Co, through his son Willis. This family stayed in Virginia,living in Essex Co, VA

86651:  also a descendant of William Kidd, d 1802 in Caroline Co VA

54443: a descendant of Henry Kidd, b 1765, who was listed as Henry Kidd of Caroline Co when he purchased land in Fluvanna Co in 1791. Henry and his descendants livedin Fluvanna Co, VA

161528: a descendant of Burgess Kidd who married Sarah Daniel in Middlesex Co VA.  After Burgess’s death, his widow and children moved to Clark Co, Kentucky, where they settled the community of Kiddville.

8931,4354, 8893, 9893, and 3948 are all descendants of John Walden, b 1756 in VA, orphaned as an infant and proven genetically to have a Kidd father.


I haplogroup--American (Ireland,MD, and SC)

70459, 142983, and 21227 are close matches. They are I haplogroup and have no matches with other Kidds in the study.

70459 and 142983 share a common origin in the York/Chester Co SC area; research continues on this line. 
21227 is a descendant of Andrew Kidd, b 1729, County Tyrone,Ireland, whose family settled in Maryland.

Kidd-Pennsylvania origins

Two participants share a common origin in eastern Pennsylvania in Bucks Co, PA, and the third is a descendant of the well-known Nathaniel Kidd line of Pennsylvania and Fearing Co, Ohio.

Kidd-Scotland origins (24/25 match)

Two participants--195132 and 194388--have a 24/25 match and so may share a common ancestor.  Participant 195132 represents a line of Kidds from Dundee, Scotland.  He has Kidd roots on both his paternal and maternal side.  On his paternal side, his earliest known Kidd ancestor is Robert Kidd, b ca 1787, in Dundee.  Robert Kidd and wife Helen Smith had son John Kidd, b ca 1819.  John Kidd and wife Jane Newman had son William Kidd, b ca 1860.  William Kidd and wife Jane Louden had son John Kidd, b ca 1898.  John Kidd, b ca 1898, married Eleanor Kidd, b ca 1899, who brings the Kidds into the maternal line:  Eleanor Kidd was the daughter of Andrew Kidd, b ca 1854, and wife Isabelle Ramsey.  Andrew Kidd was the son of the elder Andrew Kidd, b ca 1807, and wife Isabel Christy.  Andrew Kidd the elder was the son of William Kidd, b ca 1781, and Agnes Fettes.  There is no known family relationship between the two Kidd lines of 195132, and Dundee Scotland is the site of numerous Kidd families.

195132 has a 24/25 match at the 25 marker level with participant 194388, whose earliest known Kidd ancestor is Peter Kidd, believed to have immigrated from Scotland to America, settling in Seymour, Jackson Co, Indiana in the early 1800s.


Ungrouped--American origin

These Kidds all have Virginia origins, but have no matches to Group 1 or Group 2.

59624: a descendant of William J. Kidd, b 1818, Virginia
68996: a descendant of Lewis Kidd (1774-bef 1850), who moved to Blount/Knox Cos TN.  This participant is not a genetic match to another participant, a part of Group 1A, who is a descendant of Lewis Kidd of Blount/Knox Cos TN.  Other descendants of this family are being sought for comparison testing.
69948: a descendant of Samuel P. Kidd (1815-1856) of Richmond, VA. Samuel's father believed to be a William Kidd 

193205:  a descendant of Jesse Kidd who married Mary Cannon Bugg in Amherst Co VA and who died of disease in the War of 1812.  This participant descends through his son Tandy K. Kidd who moved to Washington Co, Arkansas.  This participant is a close genetic match to several members of the Ferguson Y-DNA study group, so another descendant of Jesse Kidd and Mary Cannon Bugg is being sought for comparison testing.

Ungrouped-British Isles origin

These men have British Isles origins, but have no matches with each other or with the other Kidds in the study.

N4591: a descendant of David Kid, who married Agnes Wilkie, Ceres, Fife, Scotland. (See last of updated biographies, below)

68997: a descendant of James Kidd, b 1709, Soham Parish, Cambridgeshire,England, whose son Asa Kidd emigrated from Soham to Bureau Co, IL, in the 1850s
Note: Participant 68997 was recruited for the Kidd Y-DNA study because his ancestor Asa Kidd migrated directly from Soham Parish in England, an area long believed to be the home of Thomas Kidd, immigrant to Virginia ca 1646. This participant did not match any of the Virginia Kidds in the study. A search continues for other Kidds of English origin for the study.

193415: a descendant of David Kid born ca 1639 Markinch, Fife, Scotland

131385: a descendant of Richardus Kidd, of Yorkshire England origins

159999: a descendant of George Kidd, born c.1710, Yorkshire, England

PARTICIPANT BIOGRAPHIES 
(if you are a Kidd Y-DNA study participant and wish to add your bio to this site, please contact Sandra Kidd)

Group 1A:

54404 is a descendant of Aaron Kidd, who was christened in Middlesex Co, VA, 24Jan 1713 as the son of William and Margaret Kidd and who died in Albemarle Co,VA, before March 1776 (Wife Susannah, maiden name unknown). 
William Kidd (1675-1727) of Middlesex Co, VA, was the son of Thomas Kidd, the immigrant ancestor to Virginia ca 1640s, who died after 28 May 1680, leaving two sons Thomas (II) and William, who was father to Aaron Kidd. 
Aaron Kidd had three sons named in his 1776 will: William, Benjamin, and Samuel; of these three, Samuel died without heirs. 
54404 descends from son William Kidd (wife's name not known), who moved to Tazewell Co, VA, in the late 1700s, where he died likely ca 1802. 
William Kidd of Tazewell Co had four sons whose names have been proven: Larkin, Elias, Sherrod, and Elijah. The first three sons moved to the Wayne Co, KY, area in the early 1800s. 
The ancestor of 54404 was Elijah Kidd (ca 1787-ca 1855), who married Matilda Neel and lived on Wolf Creek in present-day Bland Co, VA. 
Elijah's son Henry Chappman Kidd (ca 1820-1891) was the father of Absalom Ray Kidd (1844-1911), all of Bland Co, VA. 
For more information on this line, please contact Sandra Kidd at skkidd ATbellsouth.net

62505 is a descendant of William Henry Kidd who was born 13 Nov 1823 in Amherst Co., VA and died 15 Feb 1892 in Poteau, Leflore Co., OK. He married Sarah Louisa Wallace who was born 07 Jul 1847 in Pickens Co., AL and died 22 Jan 1929 in Poteau, Leflore Co., OK. They were married 08 Jan 1867 in the homeof her father, James M. Wallace, MS. They had 10 children all born in MS between 1867 and 1884. Number 62505 descends from one of the sons named Robert Lee Kidd, often found in records as Bob Lee Kidd. He was born 24 Aug 1876 near Oklaona, Chickasaw County, MS and died 03 Mar 1959 while living in Poteau, Leflore County, OK. For more information, please contact Buddy Kidd at ebkidd AT att.net.

Group 1B:

84434 is a descendant of Francis M. Kidd, who was born ca 1807, likely in Virginia (although some records say Louisiana), and who died between 1860-1870 in Johnson Co, AR, or Hopkins Co, TX. Francis M. Kidd maried Sophina Faulkner ca 1833 in Missouri.She was born ca 1817 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Horsehead, Johnson Co, AR. Francis M. Kidd was the father of Francis Marion Kidd, b 6 Jan 1851 in Fulton Co, AR, d 19 Nov 1915in Sequoyah Co, OK. Francis Marion Kidd was married first to Martha J. (Mattie)Adkins 5 April 1873 in Horsehead, AR. Francis Marion Kidd was married second 21Jun 1888 in Sequoyah Co, OK to Margaret Emma Anderson, b 2 Jun 1865 in Wilson Co, TN, and d 10 Feb 1937, Cedar, Latimer Co, OK. Margaret Emma Anderson Kidd is buried in Red Oak Cemetery in Cedar, OK. Francis Marion Kidd was the father of William James Kidd, b 8 Aug1901 in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah District (present-dayOklahoma), who d 3 Jun 1985 in Santa Cruz Co, CA. 
84434 is closely related to 109049, who also is a descendant of Francis M. Kidd through Francis M. Kidd’s son Beverly.
Please contact Dan Alden Kidd at Aldenkidd AT comcast.net for more information.

Group 1C:

46060 is a descendant of Benjamin Kidd Sr., born about 1714 (presumably inMiddlesex Co., VA). In 1736, Benjamin married Judith Chowning in Middlesex Co.,and he died there in 1761.
His parents are unproven at this time. He is strongly believed to be the son of William Kidd (1675-1727, the son of immigrant Thomas Kidd (1625-1680) and his wife Margaret, but this is unproven. His birth is not recorded in the Christ Church register, whereas most of the other children of this couple are listed there, except eldest son William. Attributed Benjamin to this couple because he is not listed as the son of Thomas Kidd, Jr. in Thomas's probate records, and there appears to be no other male Kidd to attribute him to. 
Benjamin’s eldest son, George Kidd, Sr., born in 1737 in Middlesex Co., VA, was the executor of Benjamin’s estate, and shortly after performing that duty moved with his family to Amelia Co., VA.; he died there in 1797.
George Sr.’s second son, Lodawick Kidd, was born about 1765 in VA, and died in Tippah Co., MS in 1856. He had preceded several of his sons to this area, and was joined by them in 1848.
Lodawick’s eldest son, William Kidd (1797, VA – 1883, Benton Co., MS) outlived two wives and fathered 15 children. Kits 46060 and 70923 descend from Eutimeous Elanious Canaugh “Tim” Kidd (1846, VA – 1906, Benton Co., MS), one of the younger sons. 
For more information on this line, please contact Reiley Kidd at radcrk ATcomcast.net 

70923 is the father of 46060, and shares his direct line of descent.  Interestingly, there is one one-step mutation between father and son, at DYS#460.

68936 is also a descendant of Benjamin Kidd Sr., born about 1714 (presumably in Middlesex Co., VA). In 1736, Benjamin married Judith Chowning in Middlesex Co.,and he died there in 1761 (described in more detail under 46060 above). Benjamin’s eldest son, George Kidd, Sr., born in 1737 in Middlesex Co., VA, was the executor of Benjamin’s will, and shortly after performing that duty moved with his family to Amelia Co., VA.; he died there in 1797.  George Sr.’s eldest son, George Jr. (1763, Amelia Co., VA – 1844, Amelia Co.,VA) and his wife Mary Ann Southall were the parents of 4 girls and two sons. Their eldest son, James Kidd, was born about 1794; he served in the War of 1812, and received bounty land in Kentucky for this service. In 1828 he moved west with his family to Greene Co., KY, and later moved to Barren Co., KY. In 1852 he moved west, to Grayson Co., TX, where he died in 1882.  James’ son, John Tinsley Kidd (1836, KY – 1921, TX) had 8 children, the youngest being William Henry Kidd, the grandfather of the donor for Kit 68936. William Henry Kidd was born in 1866 in TX, and died there in 1950. For more information on this line, please contact Reiley Kidd at radcrk AT comcast.net

58487 is a descendant of John B. Kidd of Mecklenburg Co, VA. b 26 Feb 1794, VA, d. September 1862 in Mecklenburg CO, VA. The father of John B.Kidd was James Kidd, who married Elizabeth Beazley, daughter of John Pitts Beazley, who lived in Amelia Co, VA, and Bute/Warren Cos, NC. John Kidd married Elizabeth "Betsy" Morgan Rainey (b 15 May 1797) on 16 Feb 1818 in Mecklenburg Co, VA. Children: (1) Rebecca Kidd b 10 Dec 1818, (2) Julia Ann Kidd b 12 Mar 1820 d 9 Dec 1879, (3) Edward R. Kidd b. 5 Jul 1822 Civil War service 56th VA Infantry Co. B, (4) Bartlett M. Kidd b. 16 Aug 1826 d 19 Mar 1862 Civil War service Private 22nd Battalion / 2nd VA Artillery co. D, (5) James L. Kidd b.11 Aug 1828 d. 31 Mar 1842, (6) Elizabeth E. Kidd b. 8 Oct 1830 d. 1 Jun 1908, (7) Arimenta Dorman Kidd b. 14 Aug 1832 , (8) Mary F. Kidd b. 19 Jul 1834, (9)William F. Kidd b. 15 Nov 1836 Civil War service 56th VA Infantry Co B, (10) Allen Burl Kidd b. 7 Mar 1839 d. 20 Nov 1903 Civil War service 56th VA Infantry Co B, (11) Margaret Cannon Kidd b. 1846 d. 1928, and (12) Richard J. Kidd b. 13 Jul 1841. For more information on this line contact Paula Kidd pmk70 ATverizon.net. 

210001 is a descendant of Richard Henry Kidd, also known as Henry, b. ca 1812 in VA, d. 1855 in Hardin County, Ohio. Henry, as most records refer to him, married Rebecca Coats of Richmond County, VA in 1845. It appears that Henry Kidd emigrated to Ohio sometime before 1840 as he first appears in Fairfield County, Ohio (near Columbus) in that year. According to a biographical sketch of a Coats family member, the Coats family came to Fairfield County, Ohio from Richmond County, VA in 1829. 1840 Census records show Henry Kidd as a neighbor to the Coats'.


Ungrouped--British Isles origin:

UPDATED INFORMATION based on research as of 7.09:
N4591 (Y-Search ID : EPQQ4) is descendant from David Kid and Agnes Wilkie ofCeres, Fife, Scotland (married in 1693, Ceres).Their eldest son, David Kidd (b.1703), married Margaret Fleming in Wemyss, Fife, 1727. James Kidd, their third son, was baptised in 1734, Dysart, Fife, and buried in 1794 at St Marys, Winkfield, Berkshire, England; his wife, Margarett, was also buried at St Marys in 1809. Their only child,John, was born in Scotland and died in 1845, Winkfield. My father informed me our Kidd roots were Scottish; the only James Kidd marriage to a Margarett (nee Hutton, daughter ofRev William Hutton) found on record was in 1772, South Leith, Edinburgh,Scotland (IGI) - James was a Ships Master of South Leith (captain of at least 3 London-Leith traders: 'Betsey', 'Duke of Gloucester' and owner of 'Wemyss'), recorded last resident in Leith in 1774, 1776 and 1778 (though not later than1779). He relocated to London ~1780, as captain of "Robert and Jane", a troops/prisoner transporter in the American War of Independence from 1780-1784, sailing to Charles Town, S. Carolina, and Quebec.The 'Peggy' was a sloop trading between London and Koninklijke, Holland(1784-88). His final ship was 'Ann' another trader between South Carolina/New York and London.  Margarett independently owned a shop in Westminster, London (1792-98; likely part-inheritancegiven by Edinburgh milliner sister, Sibella Hutton, in1791). They were Royalists (George III reign) and had decided to live near King George's residence in Windsor.

John Kidd married Elizabeth North in 1801, Winkfield, and had three sons James (1803-62), George (1807-56) and John (1809-76), all married with children. 
N4591 descends from George Kidd (m. Mary Osman), who moved to Reading, Berkshire c.1840. They had four children :Elizabeth Kezia, Mary Eliza, Mary(Maria) Ann and Thomas. Elizabeth and Mary became schoolmistresses, Maria married Thomas Cocks in 1865 and emmigrated(1892) to Brisbane, Australia. 
The ancestor of N4591 was Thomas Kidd (b.1846), who married Mary Ellen Barkshire in 1873 and lived in Windsor, Berkshire. Their four children were George William,Samuel James (1876-1938), Ellen Mary and Sarah Annie. Samuel married BerthaJane Jelliff in 1903 and my father, Reginald James Kidd (born 1915, Alton, Hampshire), was their only child. The Ham surname was adopted by my father from his step-father, whose ancestry had likewise adopted the surname ~100 yrspreviously. 
For more detailed information on this line, please contact Derek Ham at djham27 AT hotmail.com 

 

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