While working on my mapping project, I realized I made a big mistake in the history of the Nannie Gray Kidd house. I've been experimenting with drawing plats onto a current map, using Google "My Maps". John B. Kidd had two large properties. One was north of Nellie Jones Rd and one was south of Nellie Jones Road. When my friend and I placed the southern property on the map, I was very surprised to see the portion left to Bartlett Kidd's heirs was layered over top of where the Nanny Gray Kidd house and cemetery are. My friend helped me review what we know, and what neighboring plats and land records stated. I drew out several charts, looked at Lambert and Jones family relationship connections, and reviewed older notes I made from previous interviews and emails. I typed up my scribbles into a flow chart and included them in this post. (Can click on images in this post, for enlargement) I realized I had misunderstood two things: that Nannie and Jimmy Kidd actually owned two properties in 1895 and that the property with the cemetery also became part of the John B. Kidd estate. I do not have a plat for the John Gray home place. Just a description of neighbors in 1840 when John Gray bought it from Zachariah Jones and 1895 when Nannie and Jimmy bought the land. Both records stated the property was 82 and a half acres. But the old Nellie Brooks Jones dower piece was 149 acres. John Gray's property bordered the John B. Kidd property north of Nellie Jones Rd. Nellie Jones Brooks dower property became part of the John B. Kidd estate south of the road.
|Some Lambert -Jones connections (Bracey area)|
Here is the plat for Frederick Jones in 1818. Note the upper piece, Nelly's dower piece.
|"Lower portion" of John B Kidd estate|
Stephen Lambert and his brother Andrew Lambert (sons of Lula Kidd Lambert) placed the tombstones for Nelly Brooks and Frederick Jones.