Not to many things surprise me these days but the other day I was in Caledon. On my way back to the office I took different road. I stopped dead in my tracks (pardon the pun…LOL)
Never in my life have I seen a tomb this big in my lifeas I did that day, so I got my iPhone and looked up what I was standing in front of. Below are my findings.
George Kidd as born 1795 in Carnew, Wicklow County, Southern Ireland, and died February 06, 1887 in Athlone. He married Ann Doyle Abt. 1824 in Ireland. She was born 1798 in Ireland, and died May 1871 in St James, Colgan, Ontario.
George Kidd was the only member of his family who did not come to Canada in 1824. He married a roman catholic girl, had become somewhat estranged from the family, but did finally arrive in Canada about 1847. Oddly enough the estrangement did not seem to last in Canada. He settled near Mono Mills at Athlone where he had a farm and kept a store.
They had 7 children together
JOSEPH9 KIDD, b. 1825, Dublin, Ireland; d. May 03, 1890, Chicago, IL, USA.
MARY KIDD, b. 1825, Ireland; d. 1861.
THOMAS W. KIDD, b. September 13, 1830, Dublin, Ireland; d. October 06, 1917, Seaforth.
ANN KIDD, b. 1829, Mono Mills, Ontario; d. December 22, 1856, Peel County, Ontario.
ELLEN KIDD, b. 1831, Ireland; d. 1860, Adjala Twp., Keenansville, Ontario, Canada.
JOHN KIDD, b. 1833, Wexford County, Ireland; d. May 05, 1891, Athlone.
ELEANOR KIDD, b. 1831; d. 1860.
The tomb is south located on Simcoe street on the south side of hwy 9 just east of Mono Mills and it looks like member of the family have been put to rest here.