Lewis C. Bidamon
American militia leader
Lewis C. Bidamon
Lewis Crum Bidamon was a leader in the Illinois militia that assisted Latter Day Saints in the 1846 "Battle of Nauvoo". In 1847, Bidamon married Emma Smith, the widow of Joseph Smith, Jr. , the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement; from this time, Bidamon was the stepfather of Joseph Smith III and the other surviving children of Joseph and Emma Smith.
Biography
Lewis C. Bidamon's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Lewis C. Bidamon
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Lewis C. Bidamon
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Lewis C. Bidamon from around the web
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lewis C. Bidamon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1891
    Age 85
    Died on February 11, 1891.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1879
    Age 73
    After Emma died in 1879, Lewis Bidamon married Abercrombie.
    More Details Hide Details He was married to her until his death. Bidamon's papers are held by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1864
    Age 58
    In 1864, during his seventeenth year of marriage to Emma, Bidamon fathered the child of Nancy Abercrombie, a widow who had recently moved to Nauvoo.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FORTIES
  • 1847
    Age 41
    On 23 December 1847, Bidamon and Smith were married in Nauvoo by a Methodist circuit rider.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 1847, Bidamon married Emma Smith, the widow of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement; from this time, Bidamon was the stepfather of Joseph Smith III and the other surviving children of Joseph and Emma Smith.
    More Details Hide Details Bidamon was born in Williamsport, Virginia, now part of West Virginia. When he was fourteen years old, his family moved to Highland County, Ohio. He later relocated to Canton, Illinois. In 1846, just as the Latter Day Saints were beginning to depart Nauvoo, Illinois, Bidamon moved to Nauvoo. He was a lieutenant colonel of the 32nd Regiment of the Illinois militia, and he helped control the violence being perpetuated against the Latter Day Saints. Because of his position in the Illinois militia, he was often referred to as "Major" Bidamon.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1844
    Age 38
    The Bidamons lived in the Mansion House, which Joseph Smith had begun constructing prior to his death in 1844.
    More Details Hide Details In 1871, they moved to the Nauvoo House, which Bidamon converted into a smaller structure they called Riverside Mansion. Emma and Lewis Bidamon both lived in the Nauvoo House until their deaths.
    Unlike the majority of Latter Day Saints, Emma Smith did not follow Brigham Young's suggestion that the Latter Day Saints leave Nauvoo and settle in the Salt Lake Valley in present-day Utah. Her husband Joseph Smith had been killed in 1844, and after his death Emma Smith decided to remain in Nauvoo.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1842
    Age 36
    After Nancy Bidamon died, Lewis Bidamon married Mary Ann Douglas in 1842, but the marriage only lasted six months.
    More Details Hide Details He moved to Nauvoo after he was divorced from his second wife.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1827
    Age 21
    Bidamon married Nancy Sebree in 1827, with whom he had four children.
    More Details Hide Details During this first marriage, he also fathered a child with another woman.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1806
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1806.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)