Biographical Sketch of Amos Kidder
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Amos Kidder, son of Samuel, who came from Massachusetts at an early day and located upon the farm now occupied by Samuel M., died herein 1873, at the age of ninety-four years and seven months. Three of his six children are living, viz: Amos, in Newport; Mrs. John McNeil, in Westminster, Vt. ; and Samuel M., on the homestead farm. The latter, the youngest son of Capt. Amos, was born in Dalton, N- H., December 17. 1811, He has lived in Alstead since two years of age, and has been identified with the Methodist church over fifty years. He has served his full share in the public affairs of the town, being six years a selectman, and postmaster for a longer term. He married Harriet N. Atwood, of Acworth, May 14, 18;9, and has three daughters, Mrs. Austin E. Smith, Mrs. M. J. Kidder, of Alstead, and Susan E. (Mrs. Charles H. Washburn), of Marlow.