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Pleased to see your query on the Dutchess County Kidneys. I was about to submit my own when I noticed yours of 30 Oct. A Patrick Kidney appears in the census for1790 and 1800 for the Town of Pawling, Dutchess County,NY. He appears listed among those who are found in the town of Dover, which separated frm Pawling in 1807. My first question is: Is this the Patrick Kidney who was born c1748, in Poughkeepsie, son of Robert and Helena (Viele) Kidney?
Next question: Is this Patrick the father of William Kidney, whose 1802 marriage to E(a)sther Collar you mention? In the same source as this 1802 marriage is the 1806(17 Aug) marriage of Mr John June to Mrs Betsy Kidney @ the house of Betsey Kidney in the Town of Paulings. I would assume that this Mrs Betsy Kidney is the widow of Patrick (??). William Kidney appears in the Dover Census records from 1810 through 1830. Also, in 1830, in Dover, is found listed William Kidney, Jr.
If Patrick was born in Poughkeepsie, what brought him to Dover? Need to know Betsy's maiden name.