Monday, May 16, 2011

Capt. SOLOMON KIDDER -(1732 - 1776) Killed in Action during Revolutionary War.

Capt. SOLOMON KIDDER served in the French and Indian War as a member of Capt. Melvin's Company in 1754.
Solomon Kidder marched on the alarm of 19 April 1775, for 26 days service. He served in Col. Green's Regiment, and later commissioned Captain in Col. Sargent's Regiment. He was at the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. In 1776, was placed in command as Captain of a company of 65 Billerica men, in Colonel Simeon Spaulding, 7th Middlesex Regiment of Massachusetts. He was a Captain in the 9th Company, of Colonel Eleazer Brook’s Regiment list of officers drafted from Middlesex Militia. General Oliver Prescott ordered them to Horse Neck, 26 September 1776. He reported to have lost a coat in the Battle at White Plains.
Military records for Captain Solomon Kidder reveal two different dates, he was Killed in Action one was White Plains, New York, 20 Nov. 1776 and the other was the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, in 1778. It appears he died in 1776 and not at Monmouth, NJ in 1778.
Solomon Kidder married first, DOROTHY TOMPSON; secondly LYDIA WHITE.

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