1. John H1 Chidister was born in New Jersey 1832.
He married Lydia unknown about 1862. Lydia was born in Pennsylvania 1842. In the 1870 census Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 451, John (age 29) is recorded with his wife Lydia (age 28), Emma (age 7), Charles (age 4) and Nettie (age 1). John is noted as a shoemaker.
In the 1880 census Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 90, John (age 48) is recorded with his wife Lydia (age 38), Emma (age 17), and Nettie (age 11). John is noted as a shoemaker.
In the 1910 census 82 Coryell Street, Lambertville, Hunterdon Co NJ page 201, John (age 69) is recorded as a widower born in NJ.
John H Chidister and Lydia unknown had the following children:
2 i. Emily L2 Chidister(579) was born in New Jersey August 1862. The 1900 census soundex card has her age as 39 and birth date as Aug 1862. Looking at the actual census her birth date is recorded as Aug 1862 and age 37). She married Clinton Barbour Godown 1881. Clinton was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 2, 1854. The 1870 census lists Clinton as being 16 and places the birth year at 1854. The 1860 census has him as age 6 which also places the birth year as 1854. I have changed the birth year to 1854 but other research has his birth date as Mar 2, 1857. Clinton(580) was the son of Charles Wilson Godown and Hester Ann Opdyke.
Clinton died July 13, 1924 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, at 70 years of age. Burial in Greenwood Cem, Trenton NJ on July 17, 1924. (See Clinton Barbour Godown for the continuation of this line.)
3 ii. Charles N Chidister was born Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1866. Charles died about 1875 Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ.
4 iii. Nettie Chidister was born in New Jersey 1869.
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