Birthabt 1846, Kentucky
Marriage29 May 1889, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1874, Kentucky
Notes for Arabelle Bradley
Her name was given as Arabelle Bradley on her marriage record, but since Arch Kidd claimed to have raised her, she is almost certain to be the “Bell A. Green”, age 6, listed on the 1880 census of Lawrence Co. as an adoptive daughter of Elijah Boggs and Catherine Gamble, whom Arch Kidd and his wife Nancy Boggs were living with at that time.
Perhaps one of her natural parents was a Green and another a Bradley?
Notes for Harrison & Arabelle (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 1, p. 212, contains a license issued 28 May 1889 for Arabelle Bradley to marry Harison Kidd, with a consent note attached from Archibald Kidd, saying “I certify that I have raised Arabell Bradly from the time she was 2 years old and she is now 15 years old and wishes to bee united in mtrymony with Harison Kidd to which I have no objections. Her parents unknown the Clerk is herby autherised to isshue marage licens for her and Harison Kidd. Arch Kidd.” The age of Harrison is not given. Surety on the bond is by L. P. McBrayer (who was married to Martha “Patsy” Kidd, Archibald’s sister.) The minister’s return in register A, p. 25, states that the marriage took place on 29 May 1889.
According to my great-uncle James Earl McBrayer, a grandson of the Lewis Parker McBrayer who married Patsy Kidd, and thus a great-nephew of Arch Kidd who signed the consent note, the Harrison Kidd who married Arabelle Bradley was Arch’s brother. J. Earl says that it was somewhat of a scandal in the family that Arch raised Arabelle and then “gave her to his brother” when she was only 15 and Harrison was in his forties.
I have not been able to find Harrison or Arabelle in the 1900 census.
He was listed in the 1880 census with his brother John (see his notes) as age 32, divorced.