Obituary from Clayton Enterprise Newspaper of Clayton, IL Sept 12, 1895:
Samuel N. GIDDINGS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark GIDDINGS, was born in Kinsman township, Turnbull County, Ohio Sept 21, 1817. Moved with parents to Illinois and married Miss Lula E. BOBBETT July 21, 1842 and settled in Brown County, had 5 children, 4 survive him. He died at his home in Clayton, Adams County, Illinois Sept 2nd age 78 years lacking 13 days. Services by Rev. C. A. King at the Shank School House Wednesday, Buried in Beckum Cemetery.