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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 index).


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, Delaware.

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. ($75 includes S&H)

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The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham, Volume 2

2005, by Jack Stidham and David R. Stidham. (Hardbound, 579 pages with complete-name index)

Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, and includes the ninth generation 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. ($75 includes S&H)

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The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham, Volume 3

2013, by David R. Stidham. (Hardbound, 599 pages with complete-name index)

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. ($75 includes S&H)

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Jack Stidham with Volume 1 of The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham.


David R. Stidham, co-author
of Volume II and author of Volume III of The Descendants of Dr. Timothy Stidham.

25th Anniversary Book

The definitive 25th anniversary compendium of the history of the Timen Stiddem Society, 1998-2023

80 pages in length, printed on high quality paper with many pages in full color, the book highlights the first 25 years of the Timen Stiddem Society as a family association for those bearing the surname Stidham, or any of its many spelling variations such as Steadham, Stedham, Stidam and Steddom among others and includes allied families.

Everything is documented in summary form including: The launching of the TSS, Officers through the years, The Newsletter, The National Stidham* Family Reunions, Awards, The Stidham* Family Tree (description of the resource as an online database, not the complete tree printed in the book), Digital Media, Programs to Donate to other organizations, plus a complete roster of the membership from David R. Stidham (DCM-1) up to the most current Spring 2023 member. All members, active or not, will find their names in the roster

The price is $70 and includes shipping and handling. If interested in purchasing one for yourself or loved one, click the Buy Now button below.



Front Cover


Reunions: Pages 22-39


Awards: Pages 10-13


Newsletters: Pages 45-70

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