Margaret Hammond papers

Abstract

The Margaret Hammond papers (dated 1856-1870; 0.01 cubic feet, 8 items) comprise five letters, two land sale-related affidavits and one obituary for Kidd's nephew, Alexander Bell.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Margaret Hammond papers
Date
1856-1870
Creator
Hammond, Margaret Kidd, 1828-
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
Affidavits
Agriculture--Farming
Correspondence.
Domestic life--United States
Estate planning.
Family.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melinda Borie, Justin Harkins, Darra Hofman Maggie Salisbury, Lori Shedlock, Kristin Williams
Preferred Citation
2013ms0672 : Margaret Hammond papers, 1856-1870, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Margaret Bell (b. 1828) was born in Lexington, Ky. She married confectioner James Madison Kidd in 1844 and they had one son together, James Leander Kidd (1848-1892). James Madison Kidd died between the 1840s and 1850s, leaving Margaret a widow. She later married blacksmith John Hammond, who was a widower, in 1857. Margaret and John Hammond had three children together, William A. (1859-1941), Ella B. (1861-1938), and Charles Washington Hammond (1863-1941). She had one brother, Alexander C. Bell (1816-1901), who married Mary Ellen Peck.
Kidd's first son, James Leander Kidd, served in the 39th Regiment of the Kentucky Union Infantry, Company C, during the Civil War. He later became a noted veterinary surgeon, receiving his degree from the American Veterinary University in New York. He received a gold medal for best practical examination from the school in 1887. Kidd lived in Midway, Ky. He married Cynthia Branham (1856-1941), the daughter of Asa Smith Branham (1828-1897) and Sarah Frances Quinn Branham (1834-1902) of Lexington, Ky.
Resources
Board of the University of the State of New York. Annual Report of the Regents of the University, to the Legislature of the State of New-York. v. 101, 1888. Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York, 1888; 606.
"United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F95T-1YW : accessed 24 Oct 2014), James L. Kidd, 1861-1865; citing military unit 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M386, roll 15 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 881506
Kentucky. Woodford County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. “On 15th James M. Kidd weds Margaret J. Bell all of Lexington,” Lexington Observer and Reporter (Lexington, KY), Aug. 24, 1844.
Kentucky Statesman. 4/26/1851. Digital image. Lexington Public Library Local History Index Beta. Online. Worldwide Web: http://kentuckyroom.org/taxonomy/term/19103. Accessed October 21, 2014.
United States Government Printing Office. U.S. Census, 1850; Roll M432_199, sheet 202A, lines 40-42; National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Digital image. Online. Worldwide Web: http://www.ancestry.com. Accessed October 21, 2014.
United States Veterinary Medical Association. (1896). Proceedings of the United States Veterinary Medical Association.
Scope and Content
The Margaret Hammond papers (dated 1856-1870; 0.01 cubic feet, 8 items) comprise five letters, two land sale-related affidavits and one obituary for Kidd's nephew, Alexander Bell. The correspondence was sent to Kidd from her son, James Leander Kidd; her brother, Alexander C. Bell; and her sister-in-law Mary Ellen Bell. The letters explore domestic life, farming, local business owners, regional weather, and interest in the health of family and friends. The collection also includes affidavits documenting land sales to James Leander Kidd and to his in-laws, the Branham family.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Incoming correspondence, 1856-1870

  • Box MS-31, folder 1

From Mary Ellen Bell, 1856 August 3

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 1
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From Alexander C. Bell, 1856 December 24

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 2
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From James Leander Kidd, 1865 August 6

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 3
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From James Leander Kidd, 1865 September 10

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 4
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From Alexander C. Bell, 1870 September 21

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 5
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Obituary for Alexander Bell, 1859 February 01

  • Box MS-31, Folder 1, Item 6
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Land sale affidavits, 1860-1869

  • Box MS-31, folder 2

Sale from Bennett Branham and B.T. Quinn to Asa and Sallie Branham, 1860 July 1

  • Box MS-31, Folder 2, Item 1
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Sale in Midway, Ky., from G.F. Taylor and L.W. Taylor to James Leander Kidd., 1869 November 13

  • Box MS-31, Folder 2, Item 2
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