I am a decendant of Arthur W. Kidwell who was a brother of William M Kidwell.Arthur is my Great grandfather.I have always heard that Frances, my grandmother was Spanish but she was a Kidwell. From what I understand her mother, a Sebastian maried a Kidwell.My father spoke often of his Aunt Susan who was called Susie.She was Spanish. I have researched Fairfax County records and am now going to research Washington, D. C..
Arthur W. and Frances had the folowing children at home in the 1880 Census--Edward Wm., Andrew, Mary V., Maurice and Franklin.
William M. and Susan had the following children at home in the 1880 Census--Lewis W., Barnepard, Frances, Elizabeth and Sarah M.. Sounds Spanish to me.
Susan Kidwell wife of William M. Kidwell died October 15, 1896, age 61 and is buried in Flint Hill cemetry at Oakton, Virginia.
Let me know what you know about William M and Susan.