A printed history of the Stidham* family is contained in three volumes:
• The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham, Volume 1 (Revised
Edition), 2007, by Jack Stidham (Hardbound, 618 pages with complete-name
Volume 1 covers the history of the first doctor of Delaware, Dr. Timothy
Stidham (Timen Stiddem). Dr. Stiddem was the barber-surgeon aboard
the Kalmar Nyckel, the first Swedish ship to arrive in the Americas
in 1638. He made several voyages back and forth between Sweden and "New
Sweden", finally settling permanently in 1654 in present-day Wilmington,
We can trace nearly every Stidham* in America today to one
of his five sons. Volume 1 also includes the first eight generations
of Timen's descendants in America, plus one generation of his parent's
family back in Sweden, making that nine generations in all.
The revised edition incorporates much of the updated material we have
received since the first edition was published in 2001. Changes have
been made to many families in each chapter (generation). Vital statistics
have been updated, and members of families have been added. A number
of heads of family and their children, heretofore unknown, have been
added to the text. Also, several families listed as unplaced in Appendix
B of the first edition have been identified as descendants of Timen
Stiddem and have been added to the main body of the text. The revised
edition contains approximately 150 additional photographs.
Vol. 1 (Rev.), The Descendant of Dr. Timothy Stidham @ $60 ea. (includes
• The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham, Volume 2, 2005,
by Jack Stidham and David R. Stidham. (Hardbound, 579 pages with complete-name
Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, and includes the ninth
of Stidhams* in America. By the ninth generation, Stidhams* and their
allied families had spread over most of the United States, from Florida
to Alaska and in nearly every state or territory in between. Volume
2 is rich with photographs, containing 323 pages of individual and
family photographs. ($50 includes S&H)
• The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham, Volume 3, 2013,
by David R. Stidham. (Hardbound, 599 pages with complete-name
Volume 3 includes information on the 10th generation of Stidhams* in America. It picks up where Volumes 1 and 2 left off (with the 1st thru 9th generations), and does not add to, nor update any information on the families listed in the first two volumes. Volume 3 includes only information on the families of the 10th generation. The families listed in Volume 3 are headed up (mostly) by males carrying on the Stidham* surname. Only the children and grandchildren (if known) of Stidham* daughters are included in the volumes.
Volume 3 is divided into thirty-one chapters, each devoted to descendants of each of the major Stidham* clans. For example, there are chapters for the Stidhams of Perry Co., Kentucky; the Steadhams of southern Georgia; and the Creek Stidhams of Oklahoma. Other chapters document the descendants of the Quaker Steddoms; the Stidham/Steadmans of South Carolina; and remnants of the original families still living in Delaware. Volume 3 has hundreds of photographs.
You can reserve a copy of Volume 3 by paying the special pre-publication price of $60 (which includes shipping and handling). It will be ready to distribute in April of 2013.
All three volumes are hardbound
in blue leatherette and embossed in gold with Dr. Stiddem’s Wilmington
house on the front cover.
Five dollars of each book sold will be donated
to the Timen Stiddem Society.
To obtain copies of any or all three volumes, send check made out to:
David R. Stidham
41 Dellwood Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01602
If you have a PayPal account, you can login to your account and make your payment to "StiddemDavid@aol.com" in the appropriate amount.
Photo at right: Jack Stidham with Volume 1 of The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham.