1. Stephen1 Chidester was born in New Jersey January 12, 1813. Stephen died about 1855 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
He married Martha Pidcock in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, December 20, 1832. Martha was born Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 25, 1808. Martha was the daughter of Jonathan Pidcock and Mary Godown. Martha died December 3, 1884 at 76 years of age. In the 1840 census Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 15, Stephen Chidester is recorded with 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5 and 1 female 20-30.
In the 1850 census Lambertville, Hunterdon Co NJ page 37, Stephen (age 38) is recorded with Martha (age 42), Caroline (age 12), Rebecca (age 4), and James (age 2). Stephen is a lawyer and all births are NJ.
In the 1860 census West Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 469, Martha (age 52) is recorded with her daughter Caroline Smith (age 22)
Stephen Chidester and Martha Pidcock had the following children:
2 i. Sarah Caroline2 Chidester was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 8, 1838. Sarah died October 7, 1914 at 76 years of age. She married Theodore Huff Smith in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, December 8, 1857. Theodore was born in New Jersey 1838. (See Theodore Huff Smith for the continuation of this line.)
3 ii. George Chidester was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 1, 1840. George died April 8, 1896 at 55 years of age. He married Phoebe Servis December 29, 1866. Phoebe was born about 1840. In the 1860 census Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 471, George (age 20) is recorded as a farm laborer on the Elias Lambert farm.
4 iii. Emma Pidcock Chidester was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey December 28, 1841. Emma died January 23, 1894 at 52 years of age. She married Allen H Moore February 5, 1861. Allen was born in New Jersey 1840. (See Allen H Moore for the continuation of this line.)
5 iv. Rebecca Chidester was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1846.
6 v. James Chidester was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1848.
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