JOHN KIDDER

Kidder, John, New Marlborough. Private, Lieut. Moses Soul’s co. of Minute-men, Col. John Fellows’s regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 17 days; company served until May 7, 1775; also, Capt. Moses Soule’s co., Col. John Fellows’s (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Dorchester, Nov. 1, 1775; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; term, 3 years or during war ; reported received State bounty ; also, descriptive list of deserters from the corps of guards, as returned by C. Gibbs, Major Commandant, dated Headquarters, Morristown, N. J., May 22, 1780; age, 28 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; residence, New Marlborough; enlistment, 3 years ; deserted Sept. 16, 1779; also, descriptive list of deserters from 13th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith, endorsed ” July 13th. 1780 ; ” Capt. Allen’s CO. ; rank. Private ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark ; occupation, yeoman ; residence. New Marlborough ; deserted Oct. -, 1779. Source: MS&SRA Vol 9 pg 170/176 MERGED as same person: Kedder, John, New Marlborough. Private, Capt. Noah Allen’s co.. Col. Calvin Smith’s (late Wigglesworth’s) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 4, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Allen’s co.. Col. Wigglesworth’s regt.; return [year not given] ; residence. New Marlborough; enlisted for town of New Marlborough; mustered by Capt. Wheeler; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for March, 1778, dated Valley Forge; enlistment, 3 years. Source: MS&SRA Vol 9 pg 10/16 MERGED as same person: Keder, John, New Marlborough. Return of men raised for Continental service [year not given]; residence. New Marlborough ; engaged for town of New Marlborough joined Capt. Allen’s co., Col. Wigglesworth’s regt.; term, 3 years. Source: MS&SRA Vol 9 pg 10/16

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