This KIDD KRONICLE Homepage is dedicated to my
Mother, Ruth B. Kidd McMahan
"All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother",
a quote by President Abraham Lincoln.
I have been interested in KIDD family research for over 25 years, ever since my Grandfather, Elmer Daniel "Shorty" Kidd passed away in 1972. I have looked high and low for KIDD's.
His daughter Ruth B.(Kidd) McMahan, my Mother never was very interested in this matter, but her brother, Aubrey Wm. Kidd, a World War II Veteran and myself had a great time visiting people, cemeteries, historical societies, until his untimely sickness came up and he passed away in January 1998. I have never felt so lonely without my ole Friend.
Ever since I had my heart transplant in 1993, I have tried to find more but don't get out as much.
I at one time wanted to change my name from McMAHAN to KIDD,
my Uncle Aubrey said, "Boy, your as much KIDD as I am, my Dad was a KIDD and my Mother was a MEADOWS, your Dad was a McMAHAN and your Mother was a KIDD."
Another thing he told me was where I was gonna be buried.
"You have to be buried here in Green County, (KIDD Cemetery, Crail Hope area) Kentucky, because God won't be able to find you up in INDIANA."
When in Green County, you have to read the Record-Herald, one fine newspaper. Always look forward in reading it.
Its now on the internet. www.record-herald.com
I wanted to put my entire family tree on here for everyone to use but I have over 6,400 names and that is about three times as many to put on here.
Here are a few of my surnames:
ATWELL, BAGBY, BURRESS, FANCHER, FRANKLIN, GADDIE, HAMLET, HISER, HOLMES, JEFFRIES, JEWELL, KIDD, KIDWELL, LILE, McMAHAN, MEADOWS, NUNN, PATTON, SHOFNER, SLINKER, TROWBRIDGE & YOUNG.
Here are a few examples of Marriages:
David TROWBRIDGE-Lydia Holmes
William C. KIDD-Lucy HAMLET
Job TROWBRIDGE-Martha DOTY
Robert JEWELL-Elizabeth HISER
David Jim SHOFNER-Pollie B. GADDIE
Lewis FRANKLIN-Milly STONE
Alexander KIDD-Mahalia A. SLINKER
John M. YOUNG-Mary Jane HARRIS
Job TROWBRIDGE, Jr.-Lucretia ATWELL
Jack NUNN-Polly SHOFNER
Fountain KIDWELL-Sally PERKINS
John McMAHAN-Nancy Martin
Thomas W. BAGBY-Mary M. SUBLETT
John A. JEWELL-Elizabeth SHOFNER
George W. FRANKLIN-Jane GOSSETT
William B. KIDD-Eliza Jane YOUNG
Richard J. TROWBRIDGE-Kiturah NUNN
Albert MEADOWS-Nancy M. PATTON
Wm. Lindsey KIDWELL-Mary M. BURRESS
A. Joseph McMAHAN-Martha E. BAGBY
John F. JEWELL-Elizabeth "Lizzie" FRANKLIN
Daniel Wm. KIDD-Sarah D. TROWBRIDGE
Robert F. MEADOWS-Hattie Mae KIDWELL
Junnie C. McMAHAN-Verda Belle JEWELL
Elmer D. "Shorty" KIDD-Cappie Lee MEADOWS (1)
-Nettie F. DAVIS (2)
Henry L. McMAHAN-Ruth B. KIDD
Henry L. McMAHAN, Jr.-Elizabeth K. Combs
Henry L. McMAHAN, III alias HANK
I am also a very big Abraham Lincoln Buff. When you grow up, going through Hodgenville was a must before I-65 was built and we always had to go by Lincoln's Birthplace before you get to GREEN County, Kentucky, where a lot of my family were from.
My Dad was from Mell Ridge area and my Mom was from the Crail Hope area. So Mr. Lincoln became a large part of my life,
collecting books and articles about him and visiting Hodgenville about every time. My son was beginning to think we lived there.
Everytime we went to Green County, ole Henry had to pull into the park, seemed like something was drawing me there to see if they had any new books of Mr. Lincoln.