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Descendants of JOHN N. CHIDESTER

Generation 1

John N. Chidester b: abt 1815 NY & d: btwn 1880-1900 MI. He m: Mary Ann b: Feb 1818 CT & d: aft 1900 MI

Children of John Chidester and Mary Ann are:

1. Thaddeus C. Chidester b: Mar 1857 MI & d: bfr 1920 MI.

  • At this point we do not have actual documentation to prove that John N. Chidester & Mary Ann are the parents of Thaddeus Chidester.

Generation 2

Thaddeus C. Chidester b: Mar 1857 MI & d: bfr 1920 MI. He m: Minnie Briggs abt 1884 MI b: Nov 21, 1864 Davis, McComb Co., MI & d: Feb 1, 1943 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

Children of Thaddeus and Minnie Chidester are:

1. Ethel Mae/May Chidester b: Feb. 1886 MI.
2. Ford Glenn Chidester - Information Below.

Generation 3

Ford Glenn Chidester b: Sep. 1887 Gratiot Co., MI & d: 1965 Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI. He m: Myrtle M. Griffith abt 1910 Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI. She was b: abt 1895 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI & d: 1974 Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI.

Children of Ford Chidester and Myrtle Griffith are:

1. Frederick Norton Chidester - Information Below
2. Ford Chidester b: July 2, 1913 Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI &  d: Jan 1986 Germfask, MI.
3. John Howard Chidester - Living
4. Betty Lou Chidester - Living

Generation 4

Frederick "Fred" Norton Chidester b: Jan 4, 1911 Caseville, Huron Co., MI &  d: July 27, 2001 Flatwoods, KY. He m: (1) Jannette "Janet" Isabella Miller abt 1935 Sanilac Co., MI. He m: (2) Ann Josefourick. He m: (3) Bernice L. Walker btw 1950 & 1960 MI. She was b: Jan 25, 1915 Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI & d: May 19, 1997  Flatwoods, KY.

Children of Frederick Chidester and  Jannette Miller are:

1. Ford James "Jim" Chidester - Information Below.
2. Donald Elwyn Chidester - Living

Generation 5

Ford James "Jim" Chidester b: Jun 2, 1936 Croswell, Sanilac Co., MI & d: Feb 25, 2000 Salt Rock, WV. He m: (1) Shari "Sue" McGinnis Sep 27, 1954 Alexandria, Madison Co., IN. He m: (2)  Elaine Jones. He m: (3) Sharon ?.

Children of Ford James Chidester and Shari McGinnis are:

1. Alan James Chidester- Living
2. Shari Lynn Chidester - Living
3. Lori Kay Chidester - Living
4. Brian Jeffery Chidester - Living
5. Julie Anne Chidester - Living

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  • Sources:

1. 1880 Clay, St. Clair County, Michigan Census
2. 1900 Fulton Twp., Gratiot County, Michigan Census
3. Personal interview with John Howard Chidester on 12 March 2004 in his winter home in Ruskin, Florida. John s/o Ford Glenn s/o Thaddeus Chidester. He confirmed that Thaddeus was his g-father.
4. Personal conversation by phone & by e-mail with John Douglas Chidester 14 March 2004, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259. John Douglas is the s/o John Howard Chidester. Also confirms Thaddeus C. is his g-grandfather, and also believes Thaddeus's father is a John Chidester of N.Y. Says he has done allot of research and once they get moved he will look for this information and pass it on to me.
5. 1870 Ray, McComb County, Michigan Census
6. 1920 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Census
7. Family Search Latter-day Saints Site
8. The name Ford Glenn was confirmed by Pudge & Donnie Chidester in a letter they wrote 1-04
9. 1920 Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan Census
10. Death Record found for for Ford G. Chidester
11. 1920 Montcalm County, Michigan Census
12. 1900 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Census
13. Obit found on
14. Shari Sue (McGinnis) Chidester, 1st wife of Jim Chidester and my sister
15. OBIT: Ford James "Jim" Chidester



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