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Darwin William KIDDER
Helen Augusta TORREY
Frances H. MUZZEY
Husband:  Darwin William KIDDER
Birth:  10 Feb 1833, Whiting, Addison Co., VT
Death:  30 Nov 1897, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Disposition:  buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Asa KIDDER (1800-1887)
Mother:  Julia Ann McALLISTER (1807-1885)
Marriage-1:  8 Oct 1856, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Wife-1:  Helen Augusta TORREY
Birth:  6 Mar 1832, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Death:  18 Aug 1891, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Disposition:  buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Almon TORREY
Mother:  Lois CHENEY
Marriage-2:  30 Aug 1893, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT (as her third marriage)
Wife-2:  Frances "Fannie" H. MUZZEY
Birth:  Mar 1847, Madison, Dane Co., WI
Death:  aft. 1900 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel E. MUZZEY
Mother:  Hannah BAIRD
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #38 of 78):  Brandon P.O., Brandon, Rutland Co., VT, Roll M653_1326, p. 35B, PN 72, 547/495, enumerated 27 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Gilbert Cheeney 59 M   Farmer 100   Vt
Deborah    " 62 F   wife     "
Darwin Kedder 27 M   Wheelright   1000 "
Helen    " 27 F   wife     "
Frances E Torry 21 F   Milliner     "
Deborah (SPOONER) CHENEY is Helen's aunt; Frances TORREY is Helen's sister.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #52 of 76):  Brandon P.O., Brandon, Rutland Co., VT, Roll M593_1624, p. 320B, PN 52, 402/437, enumerated 15 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Kidder David W 37 M W Carriage maker 5000 1200 Vermont
______ Helen A 38 F W Keeping House     Vermont
Cheney Gilbert 70 M W Farmer     Vermont
______ Deborah 72 F W Keeping House     Vermont
Deborah (SPOONER) CHENEY is Helen's aunt.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 40):  Brandon, Rutland Co., VT, Roll T9_1347, p. 21B, PN 18, SD 137, ED 169, enumerated 8 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 15 24 25 26
198 210 Kidder Dorwin W M 47     /   Wheelwright   VT NY VT
    ______ Hellan W F 48 Wife   /   Keeping House   VT VT VT
    Cheney Deborah W F 82 Mother     / Boarder N?? P?? MA MA MA
    Spooner Fred W M 23 Boarder /     Clerk in Store   VT VT MA
Deborah (SPOONER) CHENEY is Helen's aunt, not Darwin's mother!  Fred SPOONER is Deborah's nephew (son of her brother, Paul).

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  Edward L. Galvin.  2001.  The Descendants of John Wentworth McAllister of Vermont.  MS, Fayetteville, NY (PDF file online at Ed Galvin's Genealogy Pages, web.syr.edu/~elgalvin/gen/):
p. 8 Darwin William, b. 10 Feb 1833 at Whiting, Vt. (g.r.); d. 30 Nov. 1897 at Brandon, Vt., ae. 64 yrs., 10 mos., of Bright's Disease (v.r.); m. 1st at Brandon, 8 Oct. 1856, Helen Augusta Torrey, dau. of Almon and Lois (Cheney) Torrey, b. 6 Mar. 1832 at Brandon (g.r.), d. 18 Aug. 1891 at Brandon, ae. 59 yrs., 5 mos., 19 dys., "due to gravel" (v.r.); he m. 2nd 30 Aug. 1893 at Brandon (v.r.), Fannie H. Muzzey, dau. of Daniel E. and Hannah (Baird) Muzzey, b. Mar. 1847 at Madison, Wisc.  Darwin was a shoemaker in 1850, but by 1860 had left Rochester and was living in Brandon, working as a wheelwright.  In the 1880/1 Brandon Directory he was listed, along with his brother Royal, as a carriage maker at Henry D. Briggs.  He was still a carriage maker at the time of his death in 1897.  According to their marriage record his second wife Fannie had been married twice before.  In
the 1900 census she was living in Brandon.  Darwin and Helen are buried with his parents in Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon.  There were no children from either marriage.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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