Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memory Of Alexander Kidd

 
 
In Memory Of Alexander Kidd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 24, 2007
1. In Memory Of Alexander Kidd Marker
Inscription.  
Sergeant
New York Continental Line
Revolutionary War
US Artillery Volunteers
War of 1812
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 41.587′ N, 74° 1.111′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is on Carder Road east of Hays Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Governors Island, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early North American Colonist Remains (within shouting distance of this marker); Governors Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Group Effort (within shouting distance of this marker); Across the Harbor: Remembering September 11th (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Castle Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Castle Williams
In Memory Of Alexander Kidd marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 28, 2020
2. In Memory Of Alexander Kidd marker site
Building 114 is in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Great Promenade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding In Memory Of Alexander Kidd.
There is very little to be found on Sgt. Kidd. According to "The New York Line - New York In The Revolution" by Berthold Fernow, his entry as part of the First Regiment, First Company reads: “Kidd, Alex., Serg't, as Corp'l Nov. 28, '76, war; Serg't Aug. 7, '77, Priv. in '79, Serg't Nov. 80, Priv. June, '82. E. M. R.”
As for his life, Ancestry records: “Born in Wallkill, Ulster, New York, USA on 25 Jun 1746 to Robert Andrew Kidd and Martha Taylor. Alexander Kidd married Keziah Ann Brundage and had 2 children. He passed away on 10 Jun 1815 in Governor's Island, Nassau (sic), New York, USA.”
There is no explanation for what this marker is doing here - it's doubtful that this would be his gravesite.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander Kidd 1746-1815. Ancestry entry (Submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 8, 2021