Lt. Samuel Amidon was born 13 October 1742 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts to Roger Amidon (1702-1757) and Elizabeth Hunkins (1715-1747) and died 18 November 1819 Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Wood (1745-1831) 3 March 1768 in Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.


American Revolutionary War

From the Oxford, Worcester, MA Town History "LT. SAMUEL AMIDON (Roger/Philip/ Roger Ammidowne), born Oxford, Mass., October 13, 1742. He resided in Douglas and was school director in 1791.

During the Revolutionary war he served as follows: On the alarm of April 19, 1775, he enlisted in Capt, Samuel Read's company and served six days; was commissioned April 10, 1778, as First Lieutenant in Capt. Caleb Whiting's company in Col. Wood's (3d Worcester Co.) regiment and served as such in the expedition to Rhode Island June 19 to July 12, 1778. He resigned May 29, 1780, but in August of that year he again served for a short time in an expedition to Tiverton.


Gravestone of Lt Samuel Amidon at North Hill Cemetery in Readsboro VT.

Marriage & Family

He married, March 3, 1768, Ruth Wood. " Their children: Jedediah, Molly Fairbansk, Rhode Chapman, Samuel Amidon, Sibbil Chapman Samuel's 2nd wife was: Rachel Rice


Offspring of Lt. Samuel Amidon and Ruth Wood (1745-1831)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jedediah Amidon (1770-1858)
Ezra Amidon (1771-1860)
Samuel Amidon (1772-1856)
Molly Amidon (1773-1861)
Ruth Amidon (1774-1840)
Lois Amidon (1775-)
Rhoda Amidon (1776-)
Sybil Amidon (1783-1863) 31 December 1783 Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States 28 November 1863 Madison County, New York, United States Benjamin Chapman (1783-1843)




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