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Descendants of Hudson P. Kidd: 
The Family Journal of Lorena (Kidd) Goodwin

Descendants of Hudson P. Kidd

Hudson P. Kidd was born about 1785 in Amherst County and died about 1843 in Nelson County, Virginia.  One of Hudson�s sons, Edmund Tucker Kidd (born in 1823) - one of nine children - served in the Mexican War and the Civil War where he survived several months as a POW. 

Hudson�s granddaughter and Edmund's daughter, Lorena (Kidd) Goodwin, was born in 1865 in Nelson County and died in 1950 in Washington, DC where she had lived after her marriage to Samuel Goodwin.  Her son Harry Edwin Goodwin was an award-winning photographer for The Washington Post for many years.

In the late 1940s, Lorena wrote a journal about what she could remember of her grandparents, their family and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Copies of her handwritten journal have been passed around the family for many years. We have transcribed her original journal and expanded it greatly into a book with many more details about the family and added several more generations. The book includes copies of her original journal pages as well as a transcription of her journal with many additional verified genealogy details about the people mentioned and their descendants. 

A complete index of names is also included. 

We have also included information from Kidd family experts on Hudson�s possible connection to Thomas Kidd, the original Kidd immigrant to Virginia in the late 1600s.

Edited and researched by Barbara J. Taylor, with contributors: Lorene (Kidd) Smith, Reiley Kidd, Sandra K. Kidd (manager of the Kidd family DNA project).

138 pages:

Section 1:   Copies of scanned pages of Lorena's handwritten journal

Section 2:  Transcription of her journal

Section 3:  Transcription of her journal, with much more detail about each person and family mentioned in the journal


  • Family of Hudson P. Kidd

  • Kidd Families of Nelson County, Virginia

  • Our Kidd Family in America back to the immigrant ancestor, Thomas Kidd 

  • Index of all names mentioned in the book   


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