|Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 7:27 am: |
Hello. I am researching my ancestors: Calvin KIDDER and Mary Mercy GREENLAW who married in St. Stephen, NB, in 1798. (Known as Schoodic at the time.)
Researchers are not positive who her paents were, but the father might have been Charles Greenlaw of Deer Island, ME, in 1700's.
Calvin and Mary (GREENLAW) KIDDER lived in St. Stephen, NB, where Calvin was part-owner of the Harmony Sawmill (then in Schoodic on Schoodic River). They had their first child in Jan. 1799. Unfortunately, Calvin was killed in a boating accident not 3 weeks later.
We do not know how the widow, Mrs. Mary KIDDER, lived the next 5 years. There is a possibility that she then married Nathaniel FENLASON / FINLAYSON, using her maiden name. Nathaniel and Mary might have first lived in the KIDDER house in St. Stephen, but they then moved to Maine. They had many children.
There is no mention of the son, J. Calvin KIDDER, from his Christening in 1799 until he turns 18. He might have been living in Calais, ME, at the time. In 1834, he married Mary WILKINS of Amity, ME.
Can anyone help to fill in the many missing parts of the story of this family?
Betty Fredericks (bbffrrpp)
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|Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 3:48 pm: |
Hello. I just found my query from 6 yrs. ago, and see that I have found much more information since then. It was ~5 yrs. ago that a BATES researcher discovered that the widow, Mrs. Mercy (GREENLAW) KIDDER, remarried ~1800 to her ancestor, Ambrose BATES. And they had 10 children, and lived in St. Stephen, NB. So, my ancestor, her first child, Joseph "Calvin" KIDDER (1799-1891) grew up in New Brunswick with younger half-siblings. Around 1830, after the death of her husband, Mrs. BATES moved across the water to Calais, ME. "Calvin" and some of her other children moved with her. "Calvin" married in Maine in 1834.
It was another Mary GREENLAW, of approx. same age and living in same area, and daughter of Charles GREENLAW, who married Nathaniel FENLASON. We still don't know the father of Mercy GREENLAW (who also could have been a Mary).
Betty (near Lowell, MA)