John Madison Chidester



(early settler of Washington, carpenter, cotton farmer)


John Madison Chidester was born in Pompey, Onodague County, New York, in 1809. His middle name was derived from President John Madison.

In 1862, Chidester was in the second wave of settlers called to the Cotton Mission.

John Chidester died in Washington, Utah on August 30, 1893 at the age of 84. He was buried in Washingon City Cemetery.


Parents and Siblings:
    Dr. John Peck Chidester
    Mary Ann "Polly" Gifford Chidester
        David Starr Chidester
        John Madison Chidester

(xx/xx/1784-1/10/1810)   (married 5/10/1806)
(11/1/1806-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/22/1809-8/30/1893)   (married as shown below)

First Wife and Children:
    Mary Josephine Parker Chidester
        John Peck Chidester
        Eunice Chidester
        Mary Chidester
        Jared Chidester
        David Chidester
        Joshua Parker Chidester
        James Madison Chidester
        Ester Chidester
        Willard Darwin Chidester

(4/2/1809-2/3/1879)   (married 12/28/1836; 1829?)
(12/23/1831-1/10/1897)   (married Susan Foy)
(2/18/1833-1/20/1905)   (married Levi Nehemiah Harmon )
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/5/1840-3/7/1929)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/1/1843-4/17/1894)   (married Juliett Burgess)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/18/1846-11/24/1914)   (married William Pulsipher)
(3/29/1850-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Second Wife:
    Leah Jane Thompson Chidester

(10/15/1838-2/28/1856)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)

Third Wife and Children:
    Anna Charlotte Eldredge Hinkle Chidester
        George Hinkle
        William Hinkle
        Eliza Hinkle
        Harriett or Henrietta Hinkle

(7/10/1818-10/19/1902)   (married John on xx/xx/1867)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)


John Madison Chidester
John Madison Chidester
        Mary Ann Gifford Chidester
        Mary Parker Chidester


The Life and Times John Madison Chidester by Dale Eldon Chidester, August 1994

History of John Madison Chidester by Mary L. Formo

Mary Josephine Parker (Chidester) article on John Madison Chidester and Mary Josephine Parker article on the John Madison Chidester family

Find-A-Grave entry for John Madison Chidester

Southern Utah Memories: Mormon Pioneer John Madison Chidester,
by Loren R. Webb,   January 19, 2013

Notes on Dr. John Peck Chidester and Mary Ann Gifford Chidester