Tidd, Artemus A.
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 2, pp. 263-265:
ARTEMUS A. TIDD has spent many years of his life within the borders of Trumbull county, Ohio, and bears a name that is honored wherever known. His father was James Tidd, a native of New Jersey, and a potter by trade. During his early manhood he went to Pennsylvania, and was there married to Sarah Allen, a native daughter of that state, and there the husband worked at the potter’s trade, first at Salt Springs for two years and then at Holland [Howland] Corners. During many years he was engaged in the manufacture of what was known at that time as “red ware.” Removing in later life to Niles in Trumbull county, he spent the remainder of his life there, surviving his wife for two years.
Artemus A. Tidd, their son, and during many years a well known agriculturist in Vienna township, Trumbull county, was born in Deerfield, Portage county, Ohio, August 5, 1834. His educational training was received in the schools of Holland [Howland] Corners and in the Vienna district schools, and remaining under the parental roof until reaching his twenty-second year he then began farming on his mother-in-law’s farm. After five years there he purchased twenty acres adjoining that place, and there he lived and labored for twenty-five years. It was at the close of that period that he became heir to forty-one acres of his father-in-law’s estate, and in 1885 he erected thereon the splendid residence in which he now resides. He has followed general farming, and at one time made a specialty of raining of berries and other small fruits. On account of rheumatism his is not now able to perform heavy work, but continues the management of his estate.
Mr. Tidd was married on February 21, 1856, to Serena A. Wilmot, born on the farm on which she now resides in Vienna township, Trumbull county. Her parents, Ransom and Hannah (Plumb) Wilmot, were born in Waterbury, Connecticut, but in 1802 they drove through to the west in an ox cart and located at William’s Corners, Fowler township, Trumbull county, but after a year they continued their journey to Vienna township and located on land then in the dense wilderness. Their names are thus enrolled among the earliest of the pioneers of Trumbull county, where they lived and labored as did so many of the first hardy settlers of the now goodly Buckeye state, the father passing to his final reward in 1848, and his wife may years afterward, in about 1870.
The following children have been born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Tidd: George E., the eldest, born February 21, 1859, married Mary Whitten, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, January 2, 1861. Her father was a native of Ohio, born in October, 1830, but her mother was from Pennsylvania, born April 21, 1834, and both are now deceased. The children of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Tidd are eight in number: Sadie, born December 19, 1885, and now the wife of John T. Forest, a hotel proprietor in Douglas, Wyoming; Serena, born July 19, 1887, became the wife of David S. Logie and resides in Vienna township; Clarence, born July 25, 1890, is at home with his parents; Carlton, born in February, 1894; Howard, February 21, 1897; Robert, January 10, 1899; Charles, November 17, 1902, and Paul, July 18, 1903, are also at home with their parents. Addie, the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Artemus A. Tudd, was born on the 22d of October, 1862, and was first married to Charles Whetten, by whom she had one child, Ernest, born June 20, 1886. By her second marriage there is no issue. The third born was Ranson, who was born January 23, 1866, and died in June, 1880. Florence, born, April 23, 1876, married Leslie Sheldon, a farmer, and they have five children, Lawrence, Herman, Charles, Marie and Harold. Rubie, born in April, 1877, died March 2, 1880. Through his son, George E., Mr. Tidd is the great-grandfather of three children.
Artemus A. Tidd is a Republican in politics, and for five years he has served in the office of supervisor. Both he and wife are grandchildren of Revolutionary heroes, and he is a member of the Presbyterian church.
For more information on the Tidd family view a copy of the book A History of the Tidds of Ohio by Howard H. Tidd.