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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bidwell Family Tree

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bidwell

Wikipedia John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 ? April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist.
Wikipedia Annie Kennedy Bidwell (1839 ? 1918), with her husband John Bidwell, was a pioneer and founder of society in the Sacramento Valley area of California in the 19th century.
Wikipedia Marshall Spring Bidwell (February 16 1799 ? October 24 1872) was a lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada.
Wikipedia Joshua John Bidwell (born March 13, 1976 in) is an American football punter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Barnabas Bidwell (August 23, 1763 ? July 27, 1833) was a dual Canadian and American politician of the 19th Century.
Wikipedia Sydney James Bidwell (14 January 1917 ? 25 May 1997) was a British Labour politician.
Wikipedia Daniel Davidson Bidwell (August 12, 1819 ? October 19, 1864) was a civic leader in Buffalo, New York, before the outbreak of the American Civil War.