WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
JOHN MADISON CHIDESTER
(early settler of Washington, carpenter, cotton farmer)
BIOGRAPHYJohn 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.
REFERENCESThe 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)
FamilyLegacy.org article on John Madison Chidester and Mary Josephine Parker
Geni.com 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