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History of John Peck Chidester Family & Descendents

by Ida Josephine Sargent Chidester Way back in 1861, John Peck Chidester, who was a Pennsylvanian by birth, came with his father John Madison Chidester to Washington, Utah and is listed in Washington records with about 50 families who were called by Brigham Young under the date of October 13, 1861, to the Southern or Dixie Mission. These 50 families bolstered up the settlers who, after several years of colonizing, had become discouraged and there were only 20 families left […]

John Peck Chidester Pioneer of 1850

He was such a little fellow to be already a part of a great movement that was to lead him across a great nation — an adventure that was to occupy him most of his lifetime. Being a member of Zion’s Camp in 1834 was a distinction for one so young, and a bit lonely, too–for there were no other children to play with, even if there had been time to play. Of course, there was the new baby sister, […]

Life & Career of John Foy Chidester

John Madison Chidester was the son of John Peck Chidester, born 22 Jan 1809 in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N.Y. Came to Utah in 1850. Married Mary Parker in New York (daughter of Joshua Parker of New Haven, Conn.) ┬áTheir children were: John Peck, David, Eunice, Darwin, Joshua and Ester. Was a Walker Indian War Veteran. Carpenter and millwright. Died 30 Aug 1883, Washington Co., Utah. John Peck Chidester, born 23 Dec 1831, Somerfield, Monroe Co., Mich. Came to Utah in […]

Letter from Elmer C. Anderson seeking information about John Madison Chidester

Members of the Chidester and allied families. Dear folks: I think that you either know me personally or have heard of Thelma Chidester Anderson and myself and so we need very little introduction. However, if you haven’t heard of us, Thema’s father was John Nicoll Chidester and mother Mary Elizabeth Workman Chidester. As a hobby, I started writing a history of the Chidester Family in America about fifteen years ago. Today I have amassed a collection of over 14,000 Chidester, […]