I am interested in corresponding with anyone who descends from this Kidd family of Vacaville, Solano Co, CA. William B[agley] R. Kidd was born in Fentress Co, TN, the son of Elias and Margaret Bagley Kidd. He moved to California in the 1870s and died there ca 1898.
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From the History of Solano Co, CA, 1879:
KIDD, W. B. R., was born May 14, 1825, in Fentress County, Tennessee, where he was educated. Married Miss Jane Williams of Tennessee, in October, 1848, who died. In October, 1863, married Mrs. [Sarah] Jane Upchurch, and in 1870 left native State with family, and went to Clinton Co., Ky., where he followed farming and trading for two years. Emigrated to California July, 1871, and landed at Stockton, where he remained two years, when he returned to his native State, where he remained until June, 1874, when he returned to California, and settled in Stockton for a short time; and thence to Union Island, where he resided about one year. Came to this county in February, 1877, and settled in Lagoon valley, purchasing the old Scarlett ranch of J. M. Elliott, comprising 330 acres of land, where he now resides. Has a family of nine living children — four by first wife, and five by second, as follows: Mary E., born July 21,1849; Elsie L., born June 4, 1850; Millie Ann, born Dec. 6, 1853; Margaret Jane, born Jan. 11, 1855; Laivery J., [Joseph Lowery or Lowery Joseph] born July 27, 1864; Granville T., born Dec. 12, 1866 ; Johnny, born Nov. 26, 1871; William, born Nov. 26, 1875; Viola Jane, born May 26, 1878.”
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