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rp!^^?!^°^ HISTORICAL 


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V. 1-3 

Jan. 1898-Dec. 1900 


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Uhe ^{imbailS-ai/iiii/ DZews 

Topeka, Kansas, January, IS'JS. 
/&/. r. No. 1. Tc-ms 50 cents a yaer. 

Ihe Diimhall Samily Dtews, 

n the form of the jpropostd pa- 


t ublislieti Monthly. 
S3S NTortU Kansas Avenu 

eriujr. m tlie lorm ot the propi 



get us subscrip- 
vbat is g-olng' on 

to help us. W 

tious and let u; 
I among' the Kimballs. Those who have 

not the Kimbiill History will almost 

find it neeessai-y to hare one in order 
'iKli-il to tully understand this paper. The 
taxt price is .5(5.00. Addres.s. £,.-A. Morrison. 
["V'ie'r Caiiobie Lake, X. H.; or S. P. Sharpie.s. 

I.^ Broad St.. Boston. 'Mas.s. It is ? 
!„ u-?. book of over !,rJO<) r,a-'es. 

: 1- iiiJilwl. 

(va ;iil ■lU'^rtt"'"- «!!'•■ purelv senealoglcal 

.- !•> Prof. .'^. P. ?;i.-irj.!cs. !h Bi-.-iuil .-^trHet. 

^■T.irrtVu^iit fiT tl'is .ve;ir' bl'a^k!r^^'Inf()^- 
1 of tilin return po.<t.ige should i>e liii-luJeil. 


.Sounr wu-eks ago wo issued a prospec- 
tus of a i:iroposed monthly pnper with 
the abo\-e iiame. Its purpose vvas stat- 
ed to be to continue the record ot the 
Kimball family and to note current 
■-•7eats of mtirest to members of that 
fifiiiy, as well as to treat of historic 
.xiattc.-s reiatiu'T to the fainily as they 
mai be iirou.Tht to tight. 

The reception of the announcement 
l-os W.i-.n soraewliat encourasrin? and 
sull '^'jt .siifneient to insure a i-eturn of 
.i.:iua! cost. The distribution of that 
a^oouLi'-ein&i'^l ^vas not so general as it 
mij-ht i'.iiVx.- .been, and a.t best was not 
calculated to give the clearest idea o^ 
the purp.>dc ic tended. 

We have, thei-efore taken advuTitaLri- 
■;• ;,Wr late Missouri Valley KiMwall 
i;..'UUHin. and send out the report of 
the small, but possibly si^cidcantgath- 

What They Say Abaut it. 

I-'rom L. .V. M'>;TJ5'.ii, ra-crt.-i.- n/ tn- Kitric-iil' 
It seems ta me that your proposed 
paper could be made to assist in the 
Kimball work. It would seem to be a 
good thing. Send me lot of samples. 
FroLi H. it. Kin;b:ii'., Danuilp. 11!. 
In reg-ard to your paper, will expr^^ss 
the opinion that it will not pay yon. 
From Edwin A. Kimball, Ci'.i.-iso, !:)te Siiperin' 
teiideat Dinv.lla.s X':irk K'.inu .>,s>!iim. 
The Kimball Family N'ews I think a 
first class idea, and I ^hall be only too 
glad to help it alon-r. 

Fr. m ItovT.KimI>:!ll.SiMKi inrUco.i':,;if imi.i. 

I am much pleased that yoa are cou 
siderino-the rcalt^ir of s'ettli};,' out a 
monthly family paper or i jurnal. 1 
think there are enou:r!i KimbaHs to in- 
sure a continuance of it. At any rate 
let us see a jrood trial made, ajd I am 
sure you are the one to make it. Send 
me ten copies -and as many .samples. 

From C. I,. Kir-it-aU, H«i!its!nira:, CiitLH-niA. 

The prospectus of th.-: Kimiiali Fami- 
ly Xf^ws received and t, link it a good 
thing and ouaht :o pay well. Hope it 
will bo a success. We c-ia cse 'e-r-ra; 

:n£^^^ ) 

Kimball FamLlv New;: 


Mis«.ou-i Va!l?y 

Topeka September 30, 1897. 

Kollowino- the example of the Cali- 
fornia cousins %rho held the first of their 
Kimball Family Reunions in San F -an- 
ciscc, August 7. l*;-"?. a call was issued 
to the members of the family residing- 
in the Missouri Valley to meet in To- 
peka. Thursc'ay evenin?. Sept. ?,0. 1897. 

Pursuant to this call the following- 
members were recorded: 

Pardon K. Leland and his wife Eliz- 
abeth M, Kimball, of Kansas City. Kan- 
sas, and their sen. Dr. Kimball \Vhit 
Leland. of L'tica. Illii-ois. 

Jolm Melville Kim>i?.ll and his wife 
Marv E Kimball, of Manhattan, and 

for this occasion, and now all that he 
had anticipated was fully realized; tliat 
to grasp the hands and look into the 
faces of so man J- , all of one common 
brotherhood, descendants of one fami- 
ly was a pleasure that cannot be en. 
joyed by many -American families. It 
but verified the old saying- -'that blood 
is thicker than vater.'" that he reg-ard 
ed the occasion as of greater value and 
importance, than was perhaps fully re- 
alized, and he hoped that members of 
the tribe in other localities woulri 
g-ather inspiration from this and get 
tog-ether members of the farnil_v in re- 
unions, as they can ^'ut serve to enkin- 
*^ I die a deeper love for kindred, engender 
a stronger and more abiding devotion 
for home and countrv. and [.-romote 
, . ,,, , , more enduring anrl stalwart patriol- 

.heir sons. .Vlbert liarr.ev. post-master;. ,,,, . i, i » „„,„„,„„ 

^ ism. That we go back to one common 

at Scandia. and editor of the .loui-nal; ^ t.- u i i-- i u i ...wv. 

I ancestor. Ri-.-hard Kim nail, who with 
llharles .Aijgii.--tus. an nttorner. June- 1 , . , . ,- , » ■ . „,i, 

his brave ni.e Lrsulii. refusicg to sub- 
tionCitv: and John .Milton Kimball. ., , . ,i, ^ „„,. ^j tua 

. . ■ ; mit anv longer to the tvrannv of the 

living at home in ManhaUan. ., " ^ v » ^ ' ij .u,„ 

„.", ,„ ! mother countrv, but who would rather 

Kichard Henry Kimball and his sons 
Fred Green and John Benjamin, of 

Ellwood Davis Kimv.all «nd his wife , ...... , .,_..„ ... ,,„ ..ppr^.,,;,-,^ „f th^ir 

meet death if need be in a wild and 
unti-ied country, inf^■s^ed by savage 
foes, yes, rather than submit like cow- 
ering slaves ti: 

r-uella .Adelia Kimball, of W irhi;a. 

Frederick .M. K:mb-,;11 and wife ^u- j 
sanna Hcyt Kimball, and daughter | 
Maud, of Topeka. j 

Gustavus F. Kimfiall and wife Juliet j 
Taylor Kimba.l. ; nd daughters Fior- 
enct, D^isy Martha and Eleanor Ta\- lor. 
•^nd.'^on Park Karnes, of North Topeka. !;;^_.„^^,^,,^^j^.^,:, ^p,,^ ^^^ then track 

After an informal social houi. -"^pent ■ j^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^1^,^^^ f,,^ ,^.^^,,5 ^.jtl, 
in examining the chart kindly sent from i 

native land, they with tearful eyes but 
brave hearts turned their backs to the 
home of their childhood, the scenes of 
their youth, the friends and associates 
with wh.'.m tbe.v haii passed all their 
days, the graves of their kindred, and 
E-atheriDg about the.-n their little ehil- 

vet tearful hearts, that storm 

toised voyage, until finally weary and 
worn, though full of hope, they saw 
the shores zt the new world heaving in 
sight, where they might worship tTod 
according to the dictates of their own 

The trials that followed, the har.'.- 
ships endured, the privations encount- 

San Francisco by Sarah Lou-se Kim- [ 
iiall. fsee p. .siOi comparing notes and I 
getting acquainted, order was ealbd- 
;>y F. >r. Kimball who. upon motion of , 
S. D. Kimball wa> made chairman with ' 
a. F. Kimball secretary. The chairman : 
opened the meeting with some remarks 1 
substantiaUy as follo-.vs; ' 

a* ^sprassed his great plea.sure at l^rt-Cl, the perils that beset themou ev- 
uievj-bi?- <{) many relatives, cousins who ] ^^y hand would have crushed the spir- 
ha^'n'ever metbefcre:tbat he hud looked , its of men and of women less resolute 
.■fn-wa>{4 V'A'f'a'=X"-r-?-^"""* of delight ^^^°- themselves. 


January, 1S% 

Well may we eheri-h a feelinff of 
hi- . -t p:",.lv'. a^ th.Ti' ;'"'.vr, in ourreins 
till' i.;., ul nf t'uat :>>)!■..■ man and no 
r..; ;,.• v.iU-. lifioi.- [.■; .l:<'it-> of the now 
uoriit more than f.\u nuiulrfd and six- 
ty years ag^o. 

lie then spoke of the coat of arms 
that u-as aw'aided by the British gov- 
ernment many years aao for bravery 
and valor in" the battle against thf 
Moors when in command by dispatch- 
ing- the commander of the opposing- 
forces with his .iae-g-er. The motto of 
the ur/n.s is --Fortis Non Ferox."— for- 
titude without cruelty. He remarked 
that in all the %vars of America from 
its earliest settlement down to the pres- 
ent day members of the tribe of Kim- 
ball have been found in g-reat numbers 
tiL-htino- for the right; that in the Co- 
lonial VVars, the War of the Revo:ution. 
tlie Uaruf ISfi. tlie Mexican \Var and 
the War of the Rebellion, the family 
had done well its part. He e-ave .scjlic 
intercstiny- reminiscences of his own 
services for the tioverument extendinjr 
throuyh the period of the late war and 
and for three years thereafter relating- 
instances of" some of the impor- 
tant battles in which he took part, of 
the wounds he received, of thrilling ex- 
periences and narrow escapes. 

In closing- he paid a liiij'li tribute to 
Hon. L. A. Morrison and Prof. Step- 
hen Sharpies. t!\e a'athnr of tlie History 
of the Kimball family in Kug-land and : ■ 
-Vmerica. who after sixteen Ions' years j 
of re^ea^ch. amid many disc'.)urasre- h 
meuts, failures and rinxieties. produced ] 
a must valuable bo. >;< of nearly l.iMi) | 
paffcs exteuiUng- back throua-h a long- I ^ 
and unbroken line of honorable ances- 
:rv f..'- tiir.-e hundred years, srivinur to 
tills i: i-i,i-vation a of our an- 
' »•-' i-.- tliat won id not h:i .-e beenkno^vn 

re-^■.■n•h.•>.. 'll:at ii- rc-arded it a le?- 

t'.'pcterity. He e;-.p;->— -ed an earnest 
hope that "tl\e tribe wouhi manifest its 
gratitude to the authors in a tansible 
and substantial manner, as the cora- 
pen.-ation thev are receiving- from the 
'-ale of the booK will m. more than re- 
injinirse them for cost and expenses 
in.-urrcd in pr.'iucina- it. leavinar uoth- 
in;_- :i~ '■ ' ;!' 1. .,,,,• ' ■ri for their long years 

the family here which brought them 

I together in this reunion. 

The chairman tjien proceeded to read 

I the followin;r letters which the com- 
mittee had received. 

I From Leonard .\lUsoii M.^rrU^n. co-e,1it.3r of the 
I Kimball Hisiory: 

I Canobik Lakk. X. H. 

I Sept. 20. 1><j7. 

i Gextle.mkjt:— Your very kind and 
' considerate letter for me to attend . the 
' second meeting uf the Kimball Kindred 
at Topeka, has been received and you 
have my thanks for your graciousness. 
' Can be w-ith von onlv in thought, but 
[ in that mann"er shall be there.' 
I In the quaint little village of Rattles- 
I den, Suffolk County. England, in a val- 
ley among pleasant surrounding hills 
! was the attractive place residence of 
' our common ancestor. Richard Kimball 
in ls34, and from whence he came to 
' .-Vmeriea. Uis descendants arc now 
like the sands of the seashore for mul- 
titude — they are now scattered from 
ocean to ocean, from the lakes to thfi 
gulf. Many make their homes in the 
^ middle we-t — your own beautiful 
lity. May your meeting be pleasant 
and sweet and protitable. aad ciiccjur- 
! aging in uniting- more tcnai-ion^lc t.j- 
' gether the tii-.s of kindred. A'i..: t'le 
Kimball lineag-e have mv :aM.,r i.i.:.;ia' 

Lkoxaki) Allison 

>y T.Kimball, President N 


re pi I 


inion of Kim 

lad and the very interesting 
t had been received of it. 
iration to the members of 

.\lv Dkar CoisiNs: 

I thank you for your invitation to at- 
tend the Kimball 'Reunion shortlv to 
be held in your city. 1 really wish I 
could be with \-on on tliat occ,isi,,n 

They were 'deligntfiil p,.-.iple who 
came to our meeting and i should es- 
tcr-m it a privilege to meet those who 
will respond to your call. In heart I 
am with you and shall be so especially 
on the .-iuth. ijoth day and eveninu. [ 
send you herewith a most cordial greet- 
ing and propose that we pledge our- 
selves that :;^i:j years shall not pass 
again without a record of a single re- 
union of the tribe of Beajumin and his 

I have just seen the chart verv care- 
fully prepared for you by our little sec- 
retary and cousin. Saruii L-juise Kim- 
ball, which will show you that, we have 
on this coast at least one live Kiiubail, 

Kimball Family News. 

uorkinsr for the cause and for the 
go >d i)f your orfc-anization to be. May 
y^u find a secretary whose heart will 
lie in it i\'.th both feet. I hOf^e you 
will oriraiiize and "God be with you 
till we meet ajjain.'' 

FaithfuUj- j"our relation and cousin, 
Roy T. Ki.MBAi.i.. 
President of the San Franciaco Tribes. 


Sarah Louise Kimban, Seer 

■•'rancisco, C.i 
Sept. 24, 180 

self. After yot 
you will appro 
just nier-tii)tc at 
a diJl'ercat feel 
dinarv crowd. 

have had your reunio 
:iate this more. It 

your on n folks— .sm 

n^r from beino- in an n 

Kov T. and I we 

De.\r On-srss. 

Yours of the 19th at hand, and I 
thank you for the s-'me. I have just 
read it over to Roy T. Kimball, who | at the idea <'f 

ly in themorninif to j doing- .such good 

speaking- of this this morniny I know 
you will have a better time than you 
are anticipating;. 

Roy T. Kimball and I were pleased 
to know that we had some bright 
young- lady cousins there in Kansas; 
Of course we know that, being- Kim- 
balls. they must naturally be brighter 
than oniinary girls, but. all the same, 
we like to know it and to hear that 
the3- are making names for themselves 
and I think, trom the broad smile on 
hi.s face, that he was especially pleased 
nber of our familv 

irk in an artisti 
eorge Abbot Ro. 
something of ai 

lugging |: 

called the fi _ ^ ^ , ■ .. 

show me a letter he had written to \ ou. | way. Hi 

asking me if 1 thought it was all right. I ers" Kimball ivho 

That man is too bashful for any kind of I invalid and lives with his mother, at 

use and has no confidence in himself I >~apa, is also an and Roy T. is 

at all. I see he has given me the usual ' quite proud of bis work, though he 

dose ot taffy which you will please I doesn't say much about it, st 

overlook. As I told him it - a-; a pleas- | that old idea that, being 

uretometo draw up the chart. Hy | own folks it can't amoiint 

the ivay he looked over the chart the ' That isn't the right way to i 

other day when we had it spread out ut j By the way Roy T. told in 

the table, and I made him acquainted j morniu"- when we wereooi 

with some of the names of «-ho , ^j^j^^t, that he had dis... 

are expected to be present, but he want- 1 second-band bookstore bt--. 

ed me to only put my name on it: as j ^,^,,t tl,e trst little San ! ■ 

you will see I seut it m the name of rectory had been publishco 

our association, as 1 am simply their ] h^n_ y;^^; ,1^ a < '' 

secretary. It isn't much, anyway, but \ 

we are gild to know something 

our Kun,as-Mlssouri-X.-braskac. 

and would like t.) know them 1 

\Vi.-~h 1 cjul.l be wilh you on the 

but It !■- impossible. 1 thank you for | 

tne invitation. That oil iCim ball lion j _, , . _ _ . j »i_ . 

was never put to a better use than in I . This morning RoyT. suggested that 

gathering the tribes for yoi 

Do you realize what au impi 

it is that vou are doing-/ 1. ... ^ . , 

ing togetiier members of the same fain- 1 " P' ''j^^'^V.'"^ nation.. . r.ui 
ily who. tha-. i.s. through their fore- ! \';''t b** fi°<^- I^--'^';' 
fathers— have been -,epa rated -.'t;H vears: 1 '^^ '■*-?J" ^'■^}^ "''-" "-"''^ ^'' ,' 
thevareall de.-cemiauts of one man ; '•'■"°'""^ "' Vn'" ■"■'.--, 
and one woman. Rov T. didn'o ,„v ! P^'^haps eventually in (1 

:,nvth;n<r :,-n.,nt ^OlMt :'■ yood time ^^'^^ ] t''^. and S^-t ru-' [lTAintf<\ 

n^ th.„,.yUt It I somewhat in that way. 

had offered the man seve 
what it -ivas worth, just 

' j book liecause it u-as published by one 
I of our name; I rather think he is rath- 
ashamed of the 
lis accoiirst. 

ith to po.i 

It OP 

could, in 


wnuld .-.Hind lik 
Kimball spirit. 1 
it is that ivay at nil. 
to tell others what ; 
have had iu doing c. 
order that they m;iv 
wise. i.s it-.' I'think t 
fellow man. don t yn\ 
to enjoy what you kn 



but 1 don't think jStn 
II isn't braL'ging ion 
a gojd tim 

? you asked t'ne Secretary of the 
[list'^rical Society to your reun- 
ion? Ivn't you think you ought to 
have thi.s great event otjicially recog- 
nized as such-' The report of our re- 
union was sent to Hon. .fohti Ward 
Dean, of the New Enc'hind Historic 

■rite.-* me 

ister. at 1^. 
IS been pla 


January, 1S9S 

make lw> much of it. for it is ivally a 
vltv imp-irtiint mfctinc the Urst in 
two i-euturiesand a halt. 

Are you g-oinur to ■■feed the multi- 
tude," or will they do their own feed- 
inf^'i" I see you have started out on a 
larg-e scale and hope you won"t paint 
thing-s too red. that's all. Let me hear 
all about it. Good iuck to you, and 
greetings to all our oou-.ini. 
Very Truly Yours, 

Sarau LLifLSE Kimball. 

' the Sun Francisco Directory, pub- 
i lished by Thi-.s I'rootor Kimbail, Mr. 
HaKj at once remarked. "VVhy. he was 
I a printer from Boston, and my ship- 

mate on on 

trip to California 

Reed. Gcnfral Ati 

St. Joseph, Missoitri 
Sept. -,'!), l.SitT 

Your printed circular bearing 
date of Sept. Itj, and requesting 
presence of my.self and family at 
uni«Q of the Kimb.ili-> to !:e hel 

Slight mention is made on page 700 
of the Kimball History of Charles Proc- 
tor Kimball .1404). 

The Chairman then announced the 
object of the meeting: 

it gave him a pleasure to meet so 

many of the family. There are many 

more, not here, who are not far away. 

and possibly might hare been present 

if their interest had been aroused. For 

one, he is concerned ia spreading in- 

telli;^'ence of the family and more tirm- 

" I U' uniting tiii?iii in b.ind^ of friendship. 

the I '^^^ fi''*' '^^ these reunions, inspired by 

the i the recent pa blieation o£ the history 

I i-c- i of the family was held in Sau Francis- 

1 at ' '•■'•'• "" ^^'"'' seventh of .\ugust last. 

lending: 1 am sorry j '^'•>' <^^- '^"^ l'^^'-'^ '-'* battle. 
. ..ach is not the fact, and P'-^s expre.sses some doubt 
I circumstances will prevent thenticity of this, but says there can 
itin<r vour kind iuvitatiou. I be no impropriety in adopting it if 

vour citv sept. 30. was dulv received., l nut reunion adopted a famiiy badge, 
I have d'elaved answering it until the '■ showrn;^ the coal of arms which the 
present time, thinking that possiblv ! Herald s Co. Leg;, of London, gives as 
my wife, who has beea ill for some | I'^i^'o^'i^g' t*^ ^"'^ *'!'"''>■• *^i'l ^o h^''*^ 
time might be BufBciently well to jus- i b'^en granted to one member fu- 
tifv hi-r m attending: tnjt 1 am sorrj , . 

to "say that sucb '■^ "•■<■ th.^ fant nn,^ ! tjles expre.sses some doubt as to tli^ 
that these i 

our accept!! , _._ ._ . 

My wife spcciallv regrets this as she ' "°^ ^''^'' ^^ ^'^ '^'^ ^'^- ^Ve have followed 
isone of the Kimball^^fromliarh. Maine. ' the example of our California cousins 
It is barelv possible that 1 may come j and have done so. 

over on Thursday morn, but if I do I | 'i'^is is the second reunion and it is 
shall be under the neeessitv of coming hoped it will be followed m other lo- 
alone, as my son returr^s to Ann Arbol- ' '-•alities untU ive are all brought into 
to his law schoo. and mv dau'-'hter ! '^'"'■f '^oi^™"^'*^^ It is proposed before 
hardly feels that she would like to I ^ve adjourn, to form a permanent or- 
leave her mother. Under these cir- I ganization. but before doing so it will 
cumstances if I do not come, I return i he well to listen to remarks and sug- 

heart3- thanks for^your invitation and 
wish the Kimballs all a pleasant re- 

Y'our etc.. 

M. A. Rekd. 

gestions from those present. He would 
now call upon our cousin, Pardon K. 
Leland for remarks. 
Mr. Lelan<i began by saying that he 
I was born inOrafton. Mass., in 1.S28, his 
The reading of the letters developed : m(.>ther was Ketsey K'mbail (8Tsl pa?e 

an interesting incident, as did the re- 1 .-., t- i n u;,* m-i, _ . T 

, .1 1 1 n , ,^ . , 4.)3 Ivimbali History. When twelve 

marks that followed. It happened , , - .... 

thiit .Mr Georg.? D. Uale of Top-rka. a i J'*^^" °^'^ "-^ ''^"•^"^ *''' >^ i^cousin and 
member of the old -Musaachusf-tts fam- 1 spent several years on the frontier. He 
ily of that name, which gave on.> of j then Massachusetts and in 
the first liartvrs to American Liberty, I .,,,. •, .. . ..i. -u- n •- < ^ i- 
\,-.A I ^ „ i •;.» 1 t^ . », 1 .1, \. I'^-iJ sailed in the ship Puritan for Call, 

had been invited to attend the meet- I ■ 

ing. .Mr. Uale is an e.Koecdirgly well 1 f'Jrnia. At this statement Mr. Hale 
informed man. and prev-ident of . the again e.xclainted. •'! saw her sail. It was 

Kansas Society of the ^ons of the Amer-Ln the twentieth of January, a cold 
loan Kevcjlution. U hen mention wqs| ^ , ., ,^. „ ,. ," ,, , 

made in the letter of Sarah Louise ■"'"""■'■ >^^>- ^^^- ^^P"*'' ■^'"- ' '^" 
Kimball of Roy x'. Kimball's finding ! land. '■It was on the 20th and a rough 

t Continued i 

1 pjse?.! 

Kimball Family News. 

Ill a recent work of t%vo large quarto 
volumes, entitled -'America's Success- 
ful men,'" published by the New York- 
Tribune Association, we find sketches 
of William Smith Kimball, late of 
Rochester New York, the esten^ire 
.manufacturer of tobacco, and of \\ il- 
liam Wallace Kimball of Chicasjo, the 
celebrated manufacturer of pianos. 
These are two of the sev^eral members 
of the family who have attained emi- 
nence in the business world as manu- 
facturers. Since the death of William 
S. ' Kimball in 139,5, the business in 
Rochester has been carried on by Har- 
old Chandler Kimball, his son. The 
Kimball Piano is know everywhere. 
Us sale is something- phenouicnal. The 
growth of the whole business, in fa. t. 
is phenomenal. 

What They Say ^bout It. 

From,!, H. Kiiuliall. U:u:i. M.iiue. 
Have received vour prospectus. I 
think every Kimball should respond to 
your proposal. 

Kn.m Saruh I/.nw^ Kiinli^.ll, Sin Fr;ii..Msi.M' S,-frft:iry C.ilUorni:! .\s ii..-i:vtiiiii. 

I cannot tell you how n-lad 1 am that 
you have undertaken this work, which 
I am sure will be of the greatest im- 
portance and will doubtless become the 
meaus of carryiog' out a plan which we 
here had half formed of havinsr soaie 
day, a greai national reunion of the 
Kimball Family at some central point, 
say Chicago. Tn.ere is no limit to the 
good work such a paper a= yon propose 
can do. But I am afraid this is anoth- 
c-ase of ■■Ttiere was once a little g'irl 
and she had a little curl, and when she 
was good she was very very g-ood. and Bertha S. Kimball dansrhter of 
wrhen she was bad siie horrid;"' or Richard Henry Kimball c.'llTi of Man- 
somsthing' of that kmd. because it j hattan. is teacher of arawin^- in the 
seems that th-)se who are interested in j State Agricultural College at Manhat- 
the family history generally become ! tan. and graduated from that institu- 
very much interested, while those who ition in 1890. The last report ot the 
don't care a rap who their ancestors i Botanical Department contains seven- 
were, won't hear a word about them. | teen full page plates of Kansas weeds, 
although, ia some cases. I hare found fruits aad seeds, showing 20i; varieties, 
that the family prid,.' WIS there, only I all her drawing Her work is noted 
dormant and needed aw-akening; and for its accuracy of detail and for deli- 
this your little piper will do. [^et me i cacy of coloring. Xot long since she 
'kuow what yon want m-^ to do for your i received a commission to delineate a 
paper here, and you m ly diunt in me i lot of florida fruits, which ga 
(bjing all I possibly cau to mike it a ' great i 
success. There is plenty of material to ! 
work with. What dj you say to pub-. Mrs. Susanna, wife i>f Capt. F. M. 
lishing portraits of our cousins who i Kimball of Topeka. has been spending 
were left out of the bo.ik— that is their ■ a monte atthe Dansville. N. Y. Sanitar- 

,. which gained her | 

•^ 1 

)->rtraits — and no. v wish they ha.! 
•n a little more m:;re^t in thi 
inil sent a cut to .Mr. Morrison. 

•r her health, and returns cons 

.Send us tile n.)li.-fs of l.irths. iaur. 
riagcs, and deaths of any member of I 

the f uiiily. If we are to give informa- ' • 

tion of an3' kind of inl'-rest others must S, P. Sharpies h:i 

'iirnish most of it. I season in tile soutl 

If there are any more of the family 
>o full of energy as the Califoi-nia Kiro- 
biills we would like to know vfhere 
they are 



January, 1898 

wintry (lay-." Charlea Proctor Kimball , and with dextrous movements the 

on the 
adilea Mr. H;iU-. 

.\s Mr. Lf-'unl !i;id never hef 
.\ir- ll.iltr lh.:-s. roiuialsoeuoi-s w 
ceiveel with iulen.'-e interes .. 

Kimball White Lelapd of I'tic 
noise who happened 
parents in 

ve days later.' 


stag-e was free, and he passed throngh 
I without trouble. He paid $2i) fare from 
met ' .Tert'ersou City to 'Westport, and S'34 e.x- 
e- I tra for his trunk, probably because the 
latter couldn'*; walk in case of emer- 
gency. Kathertlian wait a week he 
hi.s I walked from Westport to Law rence 
Kansas City. KaDsas. and I then to where Manhattan now btands. 
nterested in this reunion and g"iad I 
that circumstances enabled hira Uj be i Remarks by EUwood Davis Kimball of Wichita, 
present. There are many Kimballs in I -Mb. Ch.virmas: Cousixs:— 
Illinois and he had no doubt but they i ^m sare that I share and have a 

would fall mto line in tinie. One thing ! greater reason to feel the truth of th^ 
he had noticed: Knock a Kimball about ;ot,^ervat;ou made by some who have 

preceededme. that there is hardly 

aay and almost invdfiably 
falls on liis feet. ] {hjpg. „.hich I can say of much "in'ter 

Albert Barney Kimball was Kansas ^st to this company, 
born, graduated at the State A^ncul- Unlike some who have spoken I did 
turu! CoUeee, and is now post master ^^t walk into Kansas in ante-bellum 
at Scandiaandpubli.sheroftheScandia day*, but. like the Doctor, iKimbal' 
Journal for four years. He was alter- w." Leland, M. D.; I may have to walk 
uate deleg-ate from the tilth District qu^, [Lausrhter.] 

to convention that nominated McKin-; That it ;Tffords me great pleasure to 
ley for Preside Qt. ,,,,., i be present and meet so many cousins 

Charleb Augustus Kimball, his broth- ! this evening- should go without savin" 
er, was also Kansas born. He is a i as mv presence has involved a iouVnA' 
practismg Attorney in Junction City, i of over one hundred and fiftv miles. " 
He studied with John E- Hessin. one 1 Anything in the wav of thus respect- 
of the leading lawyers of the state. ; iaj, and making something of our com- 
who is mentioned for the next govern- i men ancestry appeals to me and I ap- 
or. As a young lawyer he has had ! predate it fo'r 1 may say that I have 
good winning his first case be- 1 been for ciuite a while a o-en^alon 

fore the Supreme court. 

Richard Henry Kimball .if ilanhat- 

tan, left Xew Hampsliirein 1S">6 at tht _ 

age of eighteen to help make a ball book, to sa 

free st.Tte. Traveling through .Mi 

souri was then dangerous for a Yankee i are • 

bound for and iietore leaving j 

home he promised to avoid it. But in i 

Iowa they became snowbound and were 

obliged to turn south. He resolved | 

to talk little and so set through with- I 

remarked that there ■ 
it would "tip over." 

faddist. Our chairman has remarked 
that there are tlie names of over '.'..lOU 
of the Kimball blood given in the Kiiu- 
_ nothing of omi.ssions 
Of that -'..'iOO how many do you sup- 
ing today. Mr. .Chairman? 
[The Chair; Probably 1.000 or more, 
and of descendants of Richard Kim- 
ball, including those not named in the 
book, over 2.O00 p.t least. | 
, Ves. I suppose the Chair is quite cor- 
out being suspected, hut th=< stage rect. Well. I am tenth in the line' of 
became caught against a tree and ^he | descent from Ricliard, counting both 
him and myself. And of the genera- 
tions as far back from us as he is from 
me. we nave, each, over .JOO ancestors— 
And what would you say." he ' of that one generation — 512 to be precise 
asked. -I would say upset." .\nd so | about it. or 2.56 pairs of ancestors, 
liis secre; was out. But the stage was j Now .say that from Richard Kimball 
not. It was fast between two trees, j and his wife 2.000 kindr^^d of this gen- 
one in front and one beiind. so that ap- i oration have sprung, then the whole 

!:;:M:::u^r^n:^^rc^'^id --^--^--=^^'^'^-' ninth cous. 

to Mr. Kimball. --Here if vou are a | '"''.^"'^ "^^^.^^^ ^i"<^i'«^1 '° P"iQt of re- 
Yankee, yank us out of this." They say j lationship. albeit of different name*, 
you're full of notions'." .Meanwhile i would be. if all (vere equally prolific, 
tie been thinking of how it could i 2.-iri times 2.000 or over .5i)0,ooo. [Laugh- 
be done. ,o he replied. •■Will you get ; ter and astonishment.] 
me a long strong lever'" They did so I You can all make the figures for 

IS danger that i 
•Tip over," re- ' 
plied a woman pas-sonsrer from Virgin- i 
ia. "Tip over'.' oh, you're a Yankee I i 

Kimball P'amilv News. 

yourselves, but the 

;orrect, that 
N to ^;iy '^;i":i!ciim- ■if ton ^reneratious: 
but probably in most eases it will be 
more nearly correct to tij>ure on abotit 
nine g-eneratious. or an aver i^re of be- 
tween 'eirrUt and nine: still ou that 
basis we have one. two. or three hun- 
dred thousand seventh and eig-hth cons- 
Allow me to commend to all .^f you the 
cultivation of the study of a-en'ealog-y. 
You will be very sure to find ancestors 
of all sorts. Our Chairman has said 
that he never knew a Kimball to be in 
the poorhouse nor in the penitentiary, 
whatever may have their deserts. Hut 
if you run ail your ancestry back far 
enoug-h you will find that some of them 
have been most everywhere. 1 am not 
aware that any of mine have ever 
been in the penitentiary, but one was 
put to death, by pri'ssino-. at Salem in 
witchcraft times.— Ciles Lorey. 

It is my firm conviction. .Mr. Chair- 
man and Cousins, that the hundreds of 
my ancestors who have inhabited this 

country and many of 
the number of over t 
now known tome, co 
as worthv of atl-Vctir,i 
equal ni.mlH-r if tl-.c 
..f thep'lst. and vet t 

."h.)se names, to 
o bundled, are 
prise a ci' mpan_y 
tte h.'Uor as inv 

dres.-ed the 

But I rbust close my raraldino- fami- 
ly talk and listen to others, many of 
whom remain to be heanl -from, who 
can tell of more interesting personal 
anecdotes and personal hi-tory. such 
as our Chairman calls for. than I can. 

Hut before ! finish I want to .say one 
thinpr about that coat of arms of wl>ii-h 
our Chairman spoke. I'rof. Sharpies 
has sail! that he knows of no reason 
why the Kimball.- shouM not ado))t 
that coat of arms if tiiey see fit. It 
seems sure that I'rof. Sharpies is by no 
means clear that the coat of arms' he- 
lonirs to us. and if it i.s a sort of an or. 
phan coat of arm.. 1 am not yoini: to be 
very fast to adopt it. bat (here is rme 
thiiic,' about it. whi.rh. to uiv uiiml. indi- 
cates that this is v.-rv probal-iy a a'en- 
uine Kimball aft'air. and tiuit is the 
motto. ■Fortis n<m fero.\" — --Itrave not 
fierce." I never saw a Kimball whom 
the motto did not fit. So whether the of the device is ours or not 1 tiiink 
we may properly and fairly say that 

the lei;end of it isand of rio-ht oun-ht 

to b« the family m^tto. [Applausj j f 

Remarks by G. F Kimball of Topeka £ 

^tr. CuAiBMAX Axu Cousixs: j 

I have been watching- the httle cy- f 

clone that has been comiQi<- from | 

the north-%vest corner of this hall. | 

knowina- it would strike me sooner o'- 1; 

later. And now the blow, in whatever * 

sense you take it. is upon me I have | 

been wonderins whether this meetin"- I 

is more like a Jlethodist class meetintj-. | 

or a mutual admiration society. I'er- f. 

haps we may retrard it as the' latrei-. | 

And there is no reason whv we should * 

notadmireeachother. tliatis, inter tins. i 

We are assembled, a small represen- 5 

tative »»dy of a lar<>-e family. The I 

records show that alouir the wh"oIe line | 

of over three hundred years .since the | 

birch of our first .\merican ancestor. r 

there have been verv few events con- | 

nected -with the f.iiuilv for uhich we ^ 

need to blu,,h. The family i> eminent- | 

ly respeotable. Its members ha\ e al- \ 

most nnifiirmly been i:-',od citizens, | 

They nave done their part in buildintj | 

up this 2-reat nation, alonsr all the av- I 

caues of industry, commerof , art, lit- |': 

erature. science.' reliyion and politics. |> 

This thoutrht we miabt follow out in- t 

definitelv but rime forbids. f 

The Kimlialls are aiimirable in their i 

homes. The men make docile and j 

gracefully yieldins- husbands. The | 

women make charminy wive.s — that is I 

most of them, and the remainder make K 

—yes make the most delii,'-htf ul of maid- | 

en aunts. J 

We Tuisrht dwell upon many phases | 

of Kimball History, creditable alike to | 

the individual and to the family. inU f 

the old cloclc moves on apace. Hut i 

there are some thiuiTs I would like to I 

sav, Xot?. tribe, not a family, not an i 

individual, is worthy of commendation ^ 

further than its work and influence I 

tends to benefit mankind. That hu- | 

man life is wasted that does no more ; 

for humanity than the ordinary brute ? 

life, ~ I 

If this standard, .so briefly stated, i> f 

correct, then we mav as a" farailv re- ( 

joice in the heritage that Messrs.'Mor- 1: 

risou and Sharpies have left us in this I 

a-n-at volume of famiiv hi,storv. The f 

book is not, [ confess, what [ wish if ) 

was. It is more than I supposed it * 

would be. I e.vipected it to be simply a * 

H-eneab.._rieal record. It is quite lai-ire- I 

\v skttohes <if the lives and character- J 

of many members of the faiiiilv from i 

January, 180S 

the early settlement of the oountry. I It was between those years of IS'JT 
wish there u-hs more of this matter, and IS.'W (luring: wliich this '•earnest 
l!ut lliere is «-!! .I— ii t , >:i.>u- thit tlie ab'iliti.)iiist"" lived in Canaan, that a 
sreneral oliaraLi<i- cf tlie family ha» incident transpired that mnst have 
been hisrh — that it has been a triije of greatly annoyed, not only George Kim- 
modest worth — not aspirintr and amhi- ball, but yonuCT Wallace and his moth- 
tions unsupported bj- true merit, but a, er as well. Canaan Street, at that 
race of sterlinjr character, such as may time the only villag-e in tfie township, 
well ehaUeni;e the admiration of any runs f or a mile alona- a level ridg-e of 
ai.'-e or any people. land, a portion of it by the shore of a 

This iiook is one that may he studied beautiful lake that miyiit he drained 
with profit. It is a part of our national to the bottom by a cfnal runniuo- to 
iiistorv. There are probal>ly few who any point of the compass. The loea- 
wili not find in its paL'es historic su?- lion s lu-althful, with .Mr. Cardig-an 
-restions •i\ritten and unwritten. Some near by. the White Mountains to the 
of these have already been e-vhihited in north, the tireen Mountains to the 
remarks -Tiade here this evening-, as in west, and Mt. Kearsarye loomluj- up in 
the ease of Charles Proctor Kimball, the south. 

publisher of the first San Francisco Ctld ['•artmouth CoUeo-e. ori;rinari\' 
oirectory. I new recall another in- establisl\ed f.^rthe education of Indian 
stance in point. In this case it is a youth is but ten or twelve miles dis- 
matter of personal interest followed by tant. to the north-west, and Kimball 
a oit of n;itional history. It (.iccurred Union .Xi.-ademy. always noted for its 
to rae when our cjusin Kichard Henry liberal views, some fifteen miles to the 
of Manhattan, was telling- his e.vper- sruth-west. At Canaan was located 
ience in reaching- Kansas in IS.'ni. as I Xoyes .\i-aderay. 

also recalled the names of at least a ■ In those days. I'rudence Crandall 
half score or more of Kimballs who «-ho died in southern Kansas a few 
came here in an early day to m.ike tliis ye.trs aTO. vi-as tryin? 1 1 fo.m 1 li s -liii .! 
a free state. The intense feelint;- that in Ooauicticut for the eduj ition oC the 
prevailed in those days cannot w»dl oe colored yojth. In this sh" hid the 
portrayed to those of this g-eneration. .support of such men as Samuel J. May 
It was" akin to that of one willing- to ^c and the T,ip:3 ms. .\rthur aa^l L_>i.vis, 
t'or^^v-ard to mirtyrdom. of New York But her efforts were 

PU-;^se turn now to pag-e ."'.!1 of this unpopular. She was ostracised from 
history. It is an interesting page of societv, mobbed and imnrisoned. and 
itself." It was not written by Mr. Mor- her school broken up. Then a new lo- 
rison. but by William Allen Wallace, cation was .soug-ht. and Xoyes Acad- 
.Vlthough joung. I er.i-iyed the ac- emy at Cana-m. X. It., offered to oppn 
quaintance of this Allen Wallace in the its doors. The location was beautiful 
late fiftie.s. He was a brilliant news- and supposed to be favorable. Several 
paper man, a %yriter on the Concord anti-slaverv familes lived there, among 
Independent Democrat, and needless them the Wallaces and Kimballs. I'.ut 
to say. a strong anti-slavery man. a they were not able to st<^in the tide of 
sentiment doubtless inherited from his prejudice, and sr one morniny in Au<;-- 
mother. a woman of striking personal- ust. ISlTi. some three hundred men with 
ity. both iiitelUetually and physi- a humhed yoke of oxen, assembled 
cally. Mr. Wallace went to California and hauled the acad^-mv building out 
in Xoveniber. liM. with Gilbert H. of town and broke up this school also. 
I'^iOiM. my father, and there became It is not surprising that the abolition- 
iilentitied with, and pirt owner of the ist. Georire Kimball did not dnd this 
San Francisco .\lta Californian. while neighborhood congenial and that he 
his correspondence in eastern pap-TS le''t one year later to take his stand by 
dii! much to acquaint their readers l.,(\vejoy." then fightins to the death for 
•».ith the possibilities of the new terri- libertv of tlie press, and the suppres- 
torv. On this pai^-e Mr. Wallace writes sion o'f slavery. The history of this 
of Georg-' Kiu:ball aiU.'o. He tells us affair inav be found in the B'st volume 
that he was a la wyer. teacht r. editor, of Henry'Wilson's -'Rise and Full of 
and an abolitionist, who stood by Elijah the Slave Power in .\merica,'" a eom- 
1'. Lovejoy when he was shot down in prenensive work in three large vcl- 
.\hon. Illinois, in ls:iT. an early mar- umes. 

tyr to '.he cause of freedom, and liberty Iimiybj addeJ. as a sequel, that 
of the press. But he does not tell the two j-tudents we.-e suspended from 
whiile storv. 

Kimball Family Xews. 

'my in 1S56 for. perhaps 
'-tiu-j in jroino' to a Fre- , 
wn '.ueetiDsr alter gettiiiO- ' 


pi-r;.'. ,-• ■■.i A.i- not approvt.-'! by the'Os. -ami that one of these was 
yoiir speaker, and the other a classmate 
of much promise who died four years 
later. He vras the youncrest brother of 
the Hon. Daniel KanarJ -Aho died a few- 
years ap-o while serving as Attorney 
General of New Hampshire. I 

It may be added that thirty-three 
students went in that cara^oade; that | 
the leaders who were suspen.ied were • 
soon reinsta;ed and that Canaan not! 
many years later had out grown its { 
former prejudices, and did its full j 
share in suppressing' the war of the 1 

I migrht say much more as to the val- j 
ue of this book in connection with the | 
.'tudy of history. There is no tellingr ; 
what may not be dug- out of this mine. 
On page In'.i is a sketch of one . of ray 
ancestors, the first child born in Flop- • 
kinton for which bit "f enterprise he ' 
was given five hundred acres of pine 
barrens. When eleven years old he 
was captured by the Imiian^. and with | 
another companion taKen to Bos<;a.ven ] 
Heighths. The next mornmgupon the ' 
approach of a relief party an attempt; 
w-as made to kill the captives, and ■ 
.\braham"s friedd was killed, "a-hile his ' 
ow-n life w-as saved only by the sudden 
attack of his doar upon the Indian who 
had his tomahawk rai.^ed to strike the 
blow. Then rel'ef :-am> and he es- 
caped, bo t'lat we S' 'rnetimes feel that 
in our case a di.^a- iui_'ht well he substi- ; 
tuted for the rampint lion. Tie coun- 
try here i.-, all h>t :.!-,..■ irround. Ihe 
valley ..f the M, rri;i:;u-k >Mrtb Kos- 
caweu heighths. At iric m nith of ti'.e 
Contoocuok river lies L>u-tin I-Iand 
where the heroic Hannah Oustin killed 
her captors and escaped. Near by was 
the home of Daniel Webster, himself a 
descendant of Uichard Kimtia'i: and 
old Kimball homes skirt tlie Merriujack 
all the way from its mou'h up mU'i 
northern Northern Ne.v 
mostly descendants fr<jm Henjamin. 

Kut I st.>p. Tlie subject is too 
vast for a half hour. The Kimball 
Fimily has not only witnesfed and 
been a part of the development of a 
new continent, but of a new civili-za- 
tmn. Kiug> and dynasties have ri>.ea 
and fallen. Popular rights have over- 
thrown and supplanted the divine 
rights once believed to het'ge abou^- 

those of royal blood. In the great 
drama of life they have in this conti- 
nent and on theoll, pla/ed their part, 
.-mi! played it w-ell. We cannot furth- 
er rehearse It here, ami so I wish you 
all a ^ood night and a happj- return of 
a like occasion.'' 

After these addresses it was on mo- 
tion resolved to permanently organize 
as the Miss-)uri Valley Kimball .\>- 
ciation. and the following officer^ 
were elected. 

President— Frederick Marius Kimball 
of Topeka. 

Vice President — Ellwcjd Davii Kim- 
bail of Wichita. 

Secretary — riustavus Franklin Kim- 
ball of North Topeka. 

Asst. Secretary — .Miss Florence Kim- 
ball of North T.ipeka. 

Treasurer — Pardon Kimball Leland 
of Kan-^as <"ity. Kansas. 

These oltiieers with Tvrus Leland jr.. 
of Tope'i-a- .MiUville Kimball 
of -Manhattan, were made an e.'iecutivc 
C'linraittee, with power to call meet- 
ings and take other action for the good 
of this As.sociation. 

The following was then introdncd 
and passed with tinanimons enthusi- 

Whereas. Our cousin. Miss Sarah 
Louise Kimliall. secretary of the fir.-t 
(■aliforaia Kimuull A.-^iociation ha^ 
prepared a comprehensive chart, show- 
ing the family line of all tho^e present 
at this meeting, and their descent from 
Richard, our conimon ancestor in this 
country wh'ch is nowbefor-^ ns. There- 
fore be it Resolved. That the thanks of 
this As.socia'-.ioD are hereby tendered to 
the said Sarah Louise Kiir ball for the 
s;ii!ie. and for the interest she has 
shii'.vn ill our success. 

This first meeting of the Kimball 
family was a mn.',t piea.sant a+fair and 
was heartily enjoyed by all. It con 
tinued unti'l kite' in the night. The 
numV'i-r present was not great. Some 
w!iM h:id e.v;pre',-;ed an intention b^- 
V-re-er^t were una Me to attend. The 
a''srn'jc (.'f Cyrus Leland. jr.. wasmuoh 
regretted. Ue was called away to 
New Mexico the day before. It wf..-. 
hoped that George Kimball of La^v- 
reuce. and Cora L.. his daugh'er wou'.d 
b.e present. The Lawrence Kimballs. 
like the Manhattan Kimballs. w-ere 
among the very first <;ettiers of the 
state — heroes all— and one of them. 
Frederick, fell a victim to Quantrell's 
raid in ls»J3. 

January, 1S')S 

The Br^t annuiil o-atherin^' of thoso 
V. hi' supportfd the Fremont ami nay- 
tun presidential ticket in IS.iij. was re- 
i-ently held in Pittsburg-. Pennsj-lvania. 
Mr. John fSpeer of Lawrence was 
elected the vice president of the new 
association. for tins state. Mr. Speer 
was one of the first settlers of Law- 
rence and published the Lawrence 
Tribune In Quantrell's raid upon 
[.awrence, f^'i:',: he lost two sons. 
Among the otlier early settlers ot Law- '. 
rence were Leorye |■.'■J^Tl. Samuel Dun- ' 
ster, and Fre leri'-'-; KirabiU from; 
Temph\ X. U. Of the.-e Frederick was i 
one of Quantrell's victims. For I 
many years (ieorgo and Samuel were ! 
en.uai,-ed in the foundry and machine 
business, their Lawrence fvundry be-' 
ing- one of the oldest and hM<t knoun 
in the state as it is tr this date S.ulhicI 

wife of Iien(jui l/utter Ivimha;! ai<:' 
father of the Lawrence Kimball>. 
was .Mary Diin-t.-r. d.-s./endc.l fn.ui 
Dunster.tiie first pre,; b-nt .>f Harvar.l 
College. Samuel and Frederick, ab.n-.- 
mentioned built the first tw.i si-,.ry 
house in Lawreaee. N-:. family in thiit 
historic town has beem more respected 
than these brothers. 

Correetions and Additions. 


We note the following- errors in the 

Family History: 

Tag-e 150— -Kiirlith line from bottom, 
read Harton instead of Brandon. 

Page .i'J3 — Seventeenth line from bot- 
tom, chano-e thirtj--afth to thirty- 

Pag-e ',iu-J — Third line from bottom, 
chang-e l^T-i to 18S7. 

Pau-e 9o;i— Chaug-e residence of E. A. 
KiiubaU from IJoston to Chicag-o. 

Page lU.-iT — ChaD^e residence of X. A. 
Kimball to D-anville. 

Pag-e — Pag-e reference to Elezar 
.should be .=597 instead of (i'.»T. 

Pag-e H'^-iA — Should not IST'.), I83.ic), 
read 103.ic. 

Pag-e STr;— xiii Ora should be Ira. 

i'iiL'-e li/.^.-i— .\lbert Edward Kimball 
now lives in Salt Lakt City. L'tah, 
where he is in the local treasurer's 
oliice of the Oreg-on short line rail- 


iird line from bottom 
ISSI, instead of IStJl. 
ng by Edgar Ilobart: 
i'.' should be i;.'-'i;.'). ■!'ee 

be j-i 

■n to Ru 

I on pag-e '.isa. 

Appejdix p. 1 U9- 
should be fifth 

-Pag-e 17 

(.yras Leland. Jr.. of Troy. Kansas, 
(-'3'.i8! whose g-randmother was F.etsey 
Kimball, has been app.inted U. S. Pen- 
sion -Ag-ent of the Central District with 
headquarters in Topeka. Thi, office 
has been held by Ex. Gov. (;eori,'e U'. 
Gliok. and the first chang-c made by _\(r. 
Leland is to secure a saring- of ab.iut 
SI. 000 a year in the rent alone. He 
will also materially reduce the cleric- 
al • .Mr. Leiand is an astute 
political leader and iu this respect has 
no e.-pial in the state. At the time of 

the lite reunion he was called to the Page -:.;-j-Horn to Ge. 

)f his aick daughter in Santa ball, llo.xijurv. Ma 

a son. Wirt Fuller. 


of sLxth 

l'ag-er,it; — .L'nder Julia [Hester 
Kimball, ra. July -"J. l.s'C. Charles 
liirbeit Puor.-. Reside in Bradford. 

Paife s6l— Mo.-res lirown Kimball died 
in Xewburyport. Mass., July r.'O- 

bedside ^ 

Kimball Family News. 

Richard Kimball '420 ^ 

and Dartmouth 

A correspondent sends the Xjnvs-thi; 

Richard i 
from Cuba, 

The item is timely and these worl^ 
would not be without interest today 

lall wrote •■ Letters 
•■Cuba and the Cu- 

arl'airs. Iieoi.s ued a fine farm and it 
was near two educational institutions 
in which he took especial pride. One 
of these was Kimball Union Academy, 
six or eight miles south cf Lebanon, 
and the other was Dartmouth College, 
some six miles north. Kimball L'nion 
Academy, was founded early in the cen- 
tury by Daniel Kimball (3o51. For many 
vears it has been considered as a kind 

But Richard Burleig-h Kimball wrote | of training school for Dartmouth, and 
much more. He was the most notable '■ is one of the great schools of Xew 
of Kimball authors. He was one of the i England. Richard Kimball's sons. Eli- 


of the da\ 

Kimballshave writjen as much, per- 
haps more, and their books have been 
thri.'Uij-h many editions. But oiit.side 
cf Richard 15. their books have been 

jah Uuntiugti 

id Richard Burleigh. 

and Richard, the sou of the latter, 
were all fitted for Dartmouth at Kim- 
ball f nion Academy, and the two latter 
graduated frun Dartmouth. 

mostly reli?ious or scientific, and hence I For many 3-ears Dartmouth College, at 
not adapted to the public taste. I Hanover had other attractions for Rich- 

Harriet McEwen Kimball has writ- ard Kimbali. Foryears his daughter, 
ten and published tweet and uplifting j Caroline, w'lo was the wife of Prof, 
poems, and in a iiferary sense perhaps j C. B. Haddock, was prominent in Col- 
stands next to Richard B (See p. tJSiil j lege circles, 

Arthur Reed Kimball I page. ■'>40) is a] The Family History truly says that 
scholar aud has literary tastes. .>ome j many pleasant recollections of her will 
of his essays in the leading magazines | occur lo Dartmouth graduates. By the' 
have attracted attention, and he will 1 list we publish elsewhere it will be 
doubtless do better work in the future j seen there were numerous Kimball 
■ ] graduates during those years, from 
to- 186.5. Mrs. Haddock was not 

:-s of tl 

He is one of the growing 
higher class. 

But Richard was one of few promi- 
nent Kimball during the last halt cen- 
turv, whose per.sonality can he re- 
called by the editor of the >'f.w.^. We 
had only the sliirhtest speaking ac- 
quaintance. In the early fifties he 
was an old man over eighty and the 
writer a young student working his 
wav. One summer sea.son he spent in 
r,ebanon- N. U. Richard Kim ball is 
recalled as tall and straight in a long 
light, black coat, ajliguified walk ami 
and a kindly countenance. He was 
kr-own and respected by everyone in 
the v.Uage and country around. 

[u early life, as stated in the family 
History, he wa.s interested in- public 
improvements, and all his life -.vas ac- 
tive in education il and agricultural 

only a woman of culture and social 
parts, but she was surrounded by the 
most pleasant environment. Prof. Had- 
dock was a genial and popular teacher. 
Both he and Prof. Woodman had trav- 
eled in Europe. I'rof. Patterson, after- 
wards United .States senator, and Prof. 
Crosby, of Greek grammar fame, and 
his brother. Dr. Dixi, were members 
of the faculty. President Lord was at 
the head of the institution and together 
they formed an intellectual and social 
f./rce, not often surpassed. There was 
not so much football then ns now,_n.<r 
so much boat racing. Perhaps there 
was more rational .sociability. 

Prof. Charles Pracket Had.lock was 
a nephew of Daniel Wcb^t.-r. son of 
William Haddock aud Abigail Webster. 

January, 18'.)8 

Lueretia Kimball |124('i1 became the 
second wife of ^Villiam Haddock. 
cor:.ser|uontl y .stepmother to l-'ri>fessor 
Haddock, who married Caroline Kim- 

A little later, about IS.'.i',. probably, 
Trof. Chns. A. Young- went from Kim- 
ball Lnion Academy and joined the 
faculty of Dartmouth. He married 
Auyusta Jlixer, a granddaug-liter of 
Elizabeth Kimball (see pag-e .i.l.S). Prof. 
Youug is now of Princeton and ha.s a 
wide reputation as an astronomer, 

.\ prominent Kimball in Hanover in 
the \ears from l?4-t to L-"W). was David 
(U'jO). He was a g-entleman of educa- 
tion and culture, a Yale g-raduate. i 
minister and editor. He had charg-e 
of the Dartmouth Press and did coUeye j 
printing-, as well as the annual cata- | 
log-ues and other work of numerous , 
academies in that part of the country. | 
1-th in Vermont and New Hampshire. 
His tliree sons g-raduated from Dart- | 
mouth, respectively, m IS.i-J. 1S5.T and i 
1-*.">.S. Tue eldest died in a Xew York | 
hospitn! in ISiiii. while in practice 
there. The 3oungest went to Texas a-, 
a teaclicr, and died in the southern ! 
army, Il^nry M,, the second son. went ' 
"■o Illinois and eny-ag-ed ia j.mrnali-.m, ' 
publishing the Macoupin County Dem- ■ 
ocrat at C^rlinville. one of the leading- 
republican papers of Illinois. There ; 
he married -\Ii-is Fannie M. i'almer. a 
daughter of Elihu .1. Palmer, a rli-tin- ' 
guished liaptist minister, brother of 
John M. Palmer, a general in the L'ni.m 
army, afterwards governor of the 
state, later United States senator and 
last year gold standard candidate for 
president, and himself married with a 
-Mrs. Iviraball. There vvere a half dozen 
of the Palmer boys members of a 
strong anti-slavery family. 

The wi-iter was not a student at 
D.irtinoutli. but he oftin met memticrs 
• if t!ie faculty, and ca-ue in close con- 
tact with P.'-ofcsors \Vo...dmau and 

charge of the county schools as super- 
intendents, and tock part in teachers' 
institutes. He still recalls with satis- 
faction a visit of Prof. Patterson to his 
school, and the kindly encouraging 
words he had to offer, ending with the 
f-ank statement that he himself had 
learned something ami tliat the teacher 
ought to have a villas'e school instead 
of one up in the mountain district. 

But perhaps this is all inexcusable 
digression. P.ut not only Richard Kim- 
ball and uis daughter, his sons and his 
grandson, but many other Kimballs 
were more or less associated with 
Dartmouth College and its professors, 
and recognize the influence it has had 
through the natio» md may reasonably 
feel tha: the institution is quite ikin 
to the family. 

It maj- be added that Liicy-Yourg. a 
daughter of Elijah Huntingdon Kim- 
l>all. in l.t.'iO became the wife of Levi P. 
Morton, afterwards governor of New 
York and later vice-president of the 
United State.s, 

\Vt have received a copy of the 
"Lewisiana," a monthly inter-family 
pajjer designed to interest all of Lewi-: 
kin. We are pleased to reciprocate. It 
is published at Elliott. Conn. Its nrice 
is $1 per year, but does not gi'^e the 
amount of matter the Nkws does at 

\Ve acknowledge the receipt of the 
St. Louis Bauerzeitung. One of its 
most attractive ln-adlines reads. '•lioy- 
cott All Rochester Deer, Ale, Porter." 
That is capital so far as it goes. Why 
not boj-cott all into.vicants and all 
dealers in them? A labor paper could 
give no advice more to the advantage 
of laboring men than to hoycott the 
saloons everywhere. 

.A painter in the employ of tlie C. P. 
Kimliall carriage works of Chicago 
committed suicide, because of illness. 

Kimball Family News. 


TIesuperT!soi> "f Vt-riaiUion c.junt 
Illinois, havf resolved to erect a statue 
in the public square cf Danville 
memory of the brave soldiers of that 
county who died in the service cf their 
country. They were <rreatly persuad- 
ed to this action by elt'orts of William 
P. Chandler. fiTmerly Lieutenant Col- 
onel of the thirty-tifth regiment. Illi- 
nois volunteers. Colonel Chandler is a 
member of a well known New Hamp- 
shire family of that name, the most 
Drominent member, ol. which, is now. 
perhaps. L'nitcd ^^tates ."senator Chand- 
ler of that state. Colonel Chandler's 
life has been one of p eminence and 
intense Mctivity. In 1^4." he married 
Sarah Elizabctii. daughter of John 
Kimball (llii3K .\t that time he was 
a youDij- civil engineer and engaged in 
the construction of the Northern X. II. 
that Railroad. When was oocipleted 
he worked upon the Vermont Central, 
then upon the west end of the Xew 
Vork Central Central and finally upon 
the Great' We.>tern from Indian to 
Springfield. Illinois, now a portion Of 
the Wabash system. In pll this work 
'-.►■ h:id as assistant, his brother-in-law. 
Henry ^I. Kimbaii CiHi'-'j. IIisr.iilroad 
building in ea.^tern Illinois brought 
liim in contact with the immense coal 
fields lyiag there undeveloped, and up- 
on completion of his railroad work he 
located in DacvilTe and lent his influ- 
ence to the development of i.oal inter- 
ests that have since made Danville one 
of the great railroad centers and one of 
the best trade centers as well as .,ne of 
the most desirable residence towns in 
the --^ole state. 

At the opening of the wir Col. Chand- 
ler was one of the first to enlist, and 
wliile made Lieut. Col. he had com- 
iranl of his rei.'imt-nt contin- 

fierce.-t I attles. and was one of the first 
to gain a peruianeLt stand in tlie dead- 
ly encounter at .Mi.ssioii Kidge. At the 

close of the war, after taking part in 
tlie struggle from Chatanooga to At- 
laina. he returned to his business in 
Danville. On the accession of Gen. 
Hayes to the Presidency he was ap- 
pointed Surveyor General of the terri- 
tory of Idaho, where he remained till 
lSs5, when he was removed by Presi- 
dent Cleveland. During this period of 
nearly eight years his assistant was 
nis nephew. Nelson F. Kimball. (250S,i 
now of Weiser, Idaho. At the close of 
this service Col. Chandler and his wife, 
she was tlien over si.xty. started with a 
horse and a backboard through the f, 
territory, into and through the won- ^. 
derful YeUowstone country, not then I'' 
protected as it is now. .\t night they §'. 
camped wherever they might be. often |;. 
within the hearing of mountain lions i- 
and other wild animals. Cpon reach- f', 
iug the Northern Pacific road they took I 
the train for the west, then down | 
through California, where they spent - 
some time with Kimball cousins, and I:. 
still going south, returned by way of l! 
the .Southern Pacific, stopping in I'one- f 
ka to visit relatives, and to call upon | : 
his old war time friend Col .John A. §; 
-Martin, at that time (iovernor of Kan. i' 

Col. and Mrs. Chandler eelebratec 
their golden wedding in Danville ii 
'u l*Ct.J. as her brother Gilbert H. (2ori(j 
had done ten vears before- in the sauit 
town. In March. ISOC,. Mrs. Chandloi 
died, but Colonel Chandler although s.i 
well advanced, still remains, and take- 
liis u.sual interest in public affairs, es 
pecially in efforts to honor the menorv 
of his comrades who fell in battle. 
Age i.s. howeve-. beginnin'j- to tell or 
the old veteran, and much of the tini-.' 
he is confined to his 


We would like to put a gooi 
histi>ry into this paper. But 
be done will depend altoget 
the number of subscribers, 
cannot be a financial success. 

January, 1808 


Death ofPension Agent Leiand's Daughter 

From the Topekn Capital of Tuesrtar 
laoruing, Xov. 30, we lake tht follow- 
ing' details: 

■■Mrs. C. V. Xorman. oldest daughter 
of t'yrus Lelind. died Sunday uioi-ning- 
at Santa Fe. N'. .M.. of consuniptinn. 
Mrh. Niirmah has been ill f.^r several 
immths and went to New Mexico in the 
hope of derivintr benetit. ^l^. Leiand 
joined his dauyliter about two months 
ag-o and was with her at the time of 
her death. 

When the news of Mrs. Norman's 
death reached Topeka Sunday morning-, 
her brother went to Troy to malce ar- 
ranErementl for the finieral ;-errii;es. 
whioh will be held t..dav. Mr. Leiand 
will pass through Topeka today with 
the bodv. lie will be joined here by 
Mi>s Mildred Lelaud and the two 
youurrer children. Mrs. Leiand died 
more than a year ag-o." 

.\t the time of the Kiraball Family 
liennion in Topeka. Sept. 3u. .Mr. Le- 
iand v.-as at t'le bedside of his dau-^-h- 
ter. And now the end has come ai re- 
corded. The immediate family has the 
sympathy of all. 

In the Familj" History (p. lOCiii no 
children of .Mr. Leiand are named. As 
will be seen from the above there are 
four children now liviny. The son has 
for ^ome time been a student in Wash- 
l>uru CoUeo-e. 

The children and gran lehildren of 
Harriet S. Kimball made her a pleasant 
surprise party for tlie celebration of 
her K.">th birthday, on Nov. 7. at lier 
home in Napa. Calif>)rQia. (If her chil- 
dren there were present. Lizzie G.. Ue- 
Ijccca v.. Sarah H.. and Koy T. 

Harriet S. is f,'reatly in love with 
Calitornia climate an i absolutely re- 
fuses to allow tlie passiny years to 
leave their traces with her And she 
seems just as yountr as she use to l)e 
some tu-enty years ai;-o wlien she came 
to California. 

Samuel Kimball in 1771 boujjht fortv 
a.,r..-s of land on tlie shore r>f Lake 
' hauhnnaKung-amoULr. in lludley, Mass. 
\'ie tliink of otferiiijr a premium to ev- 

■ m prowf that this item lia.s been read 

; We take the following- from the 
I Daily Ca pi \-iI of this city in reference 
j to Cyrus Leiand, Jr.. (-Ja'J-^. p. lir.'ij of 

Kimball Historj'). 
The New York Evening- Post's editor- 

torial denouncing Cy Leiand last Fri- 
I day as a boss and as responsible by his 
: arbitrary machinations for Republican 
! defeat in Kansas last year, as well as 
1 accusiu;; hiui of nepotism in his present 
j office and criticising his appointment 
I as Pension Ag-ent when he never served 

as a. soldier, brought out the following 

letter the nest day from a distinguished 
j '-formerly of Kansas" man, nosv living 

in New York: 

To the Editor of the Evening Post: 
! Su::— III your editorial in Wednes- 

i day's issue on Cyrus Leiand. whom you 

describe as the Uepuhlican boss of Kau- 
' sas, you make a mistake in saying that 

Mr. Leiand was never in the army. He 
I enlisted in the summer of Istjl, enter- 
; the service as Second Lieutecant of 
: Company F. of the Tenth Vol- 
; nnteer Regiment. In September iSfi:.'. 
I he was promoted to a first lieutenancj', 

and served untilJanuary of l?ij.'>. when 
I the war in the west came practically 

to an end. He was a mere stripling 
I when he entered the service. .\ rath- 
! er laughable incident illu-trated the 
I and courage which distinguished 
I him as a soldier. In KebriKu-y. of IstU 
j my father, then -n conicuanu ,it Kansas 
j City, set out v.'ilh his family lu a car- 
riage to drive from that place to Leav- 
I en worth, and some of the statf othcers, 
i including Leiand, accompadied him. 
j They had to the Kansas River at 
I Kansas City on a flat boat, which was 
I run by a tall stalwart Indian. The 
: apron of the boat was broken so that 
'• it was troublesoine t') hiui'lli-, and tlifc 
I Indian, iu a surlv ;;;slii'>n. refused to 
I put down the apron. Leiand -ntd.,wu 
J off of his horse, and. handing the rciirn 
! to a brother orticer, stepped on board 
iof the boat. Instead of i)iitting the 
, apron iu place as all thought he intend- 
! ed .loing. he .si'ized the Indian, pushed 
1 him into the river, and holding on to 
] his collar. <lrag-ged him hack until he 

could get hold of the boat and pull 
, him.self out. i\s the Indian eliaibed 
I up. drippmc- -vith water and shivering 
i with cold, Leiand said to hiai. -Now 
j put down the aprod." which the Indi- 
i an Very submissiveli' did. 

Kimball P'amilv News. 


Asa Kimball l-i'lOi was the first man 
to make a settlement in the town of 
Barton, Vt.. then a howling- wilderness 
many miles from civilization — and 
whore Uartoii now stands. It was' in 
the year of lT9.i. While clearinn- his 
laud and raising- his g-rain he lived in a 
cabm made of poles and bark. One of 
his steers failing- him. he yoked his on 
ly cow with the other steer and thus 
harrowed hi=: grain. He not only bnilt 
the first Grist Mill in 1707, (not 37?7). 
but the f,->llowiag year he put up a 
Saw Mill: near where the Flouring- Mill 
now stands in that lovelj' country vil- 
lag-e. They were t-uilt on a stream, 
the outlet of Bellwater pond, a beauti- 
ful inland lake, and a tributary to Bar- 
ton River. This stream within a dis- 
tance of one-half a mile descends prob- 
ably riOL- feet, L-on.-tit-.]ting- one of the 
finest water powers to be found in that 
part of the state. Its bank.s are now 
thickly studded with mills and factor- 
ies of all kinds. The writer soeut 
many of his youthful days fishin;,'-along 
its banks. 

The town was '■rganiz-^d March iS. 
17EIS. Asa Kimball Moderator. He was 
chosen ore of the selectmen and also 
pound-keeper. There were but eighteen 
voters in town at that time. Asa Kim- 
ball and his bro:h >r Paul T. (4«7| were 
signers to the petition to call a town 
meeting for the purpose of organizing 
the town and choosing such otKcers as 
required by law. In l.SO'j he built a 
new (; Mill of larger propi>rtions, 
of two run of stone, which ivas a great 
achievmcnt in those days. It is said 
that he was a very resolute and perse- man. and usually acc-ompli.-^hed 
whatever he undertook. He sold out 
about isiii to Cnl. Ellis Cobb and emi- 
grated to York Slate and from thence 
to Ohio, where he died as s;ute<l In tlie 
liistorv. I-'. .M. K. 

l!y a late number of the Savannah 
News ive notice that Lieut. Conimaud- 
er William W. Kimball of the Unite I 
States Navy is now out on a lenrjthv 
coast and river inspection, and f-.xpfri- 
ment,al trip. They were at .S;ivanii;i!; 
the last of Xovember, and with the 
Xaval Keserves at that place, engag-ei! 
in torpedo practice. Some of this w-a- 
with compressed air. 

The News says the Commander whs 
highly pleased with ths results, as well 

I as with the naval miiitia of that place. 

I Lieutenant Kimbal 

will take his flotil. 
o%-.-n the coast, around Florida and 
j ahmg the g-ulf to the Mifsissippi 

liver and up that river to St. Louis. 
I requiring si.K more months to make 
j the trip, and %\ ill not get back to Wasb- 

ington until ne.-it summer. Should he 

conclude to corne up the Missouri rivev 
j to the raouth of the Kaw t\e shall iu- 
j vite him to Topeka. 

Lieutenant Kimball is a son of the 
I iate William King Kimball. (2-'2d) who 
!re;iched the grade of general in the 
j iate -.var. and was a prominent lawyer 
I and citizen of Maine, both before and 

after the war. 

The Kansas .Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution met m To- 
peka m a special session on the last 
Wednesday ot Xovember and unani- 
mously voted to accept the new consti- 
tution, adopted by the two allied socie- 
ties m Cincinnati, Oct. 12. The family 
should be well represented" m the Su- 
cietv. -"The Spirit of '7(3" published at 
IS and --'() Ko,-.*- Street, X. V., is d*-voted 
to the societv. 

William Wallace Kimball has been 
in the piano business in Clijeugo for 
over forty years, and «-;ts the ploneet 
in that line in this mi<lland west. A 
celebration nf the fortieth anniversary 
has recently been ob-erved. 


[ Uhe ^Ombali family Slews 

Topeka, Kansas, February, 1898. 

Teims 50 cents a year. 

(Xo. -:r,m. Paye lO:,? Family History. I 
Herewith i.', presented a poi-'rait ..f I family to Illinois. In the fall 

the editor of The Nk^ 
in Oran-e. X. H.. .M 
farm pretty nell u 

ua.-.l.orn he wer.t'to Belleville an. 1 .-oon after 
-■M). na a bons'ht the Ailv.x-ate. the oldest paper 

Cardiu-an in >oatin'rn Illinois, just then out of 
mountain. He attende.i the district ] the sheriff's hands. To this business 
.school each winter, and later contin- , he aravo his personal attention for the 
ued hi.s studies at Canaaa I'nion j next tec years, e.xcepf a part of the 
Aeademy. and at .\Ddover, teaching- ] year 'of IsfU while in en;,nneer service 
winters after he was I'i. He read law i in connection with the army 
with Levi \V. IJartonof Xewport. X. H. | The paper became one of the mo<t 
liut lindini;- the la.v uncongenial, es- j influential in the state, and its busi- 
lablished a newspaper in I'.ioaan. This : ness one of the most extensive, renulr- 
he subseiiuently sold and followed the ing from fifty to seventy workmen. He 



Kimball Familv Xe\ 

was one of the first to en g-ag-e in the St. John for president, and has been 
co-operative printing- of the so-called | a frequent candidate for the leg-isla- 
•'patent inside.s" and was the first to I tnre with no hope of election. In 1ST8-9 
print -outrides"' which he iutr'duced | he piibKshed the only temperance daily 
against the protest of A. N. Kellogg-, in Illinois. He is now manager of the 
the originator of the system, and to I Kimball I»rinting Company . located in 
whom he afterward sold -nheu the Xorth Topeka. where he owns a neat 

Kellogg company established its St. 
Louis branch. 

The RellcTille business was extensive 
and embraced the printing of books 
for St. Louis and other publishe 

and comfortable home. The Kimball 
printing nlant is one of the best selected 
in the city, and in some respects the 
most notable in the state, having- in 
tock eis-ht to ten thousand cuts for 

Law reports and other books of tWO ju.jst,..^ ting almost anything. Printing 
and TOO pages were often turned out in j of all kinds, also binding and stereo- 
two weeks. In 187i he sold his business 
and went to Denver, where he built a 

house and bought land. The result 
proved that he was more successful in 
the newspaper business than in real 
estate -tieculation. 

In 1*TL'. he returned to Illinois, and 
in Danville, where his parents resided 
(see -JiHiu, p. yoii. bought the Danville 
Argus, which he changed to the News. 
He afterward helped organize the Illi- 
nois Printing Company, and was its 
tirst vice president and editor. The 
Danville Xew: 


Hamp.shire. is the wife of .lud^e W. A. 
Sloane of San Diego. Cal. She is a 
skilled m-usician. both vocal and in- 
.striimental Ip. 10.57). 

Herbert Hamilton, born in Belleville, 
111., died in Danville o£ cerebral fever, 
aged ei^rht and a half years. He was a 
child of rare promise with a won :ierful 
taste for history and mechanics. At 
six he preferred the Scientific Ameri- 
can to all his father's exchanges, and 
p-ibli.^hpdbyonel ^t'^',?^''^ able to relate the details of 

nearly every battle in ah our wars, on 
land and sea. and quite familiar with 
the lighthouse svstem of America and 
England. He learned co read by him- 

If bef-ore he could speak plainly and 
attended school only four months pre- 
vious to his final sickness. 

Florence, educated at home and in 
Topeka schools, has been her father's 
assistant for several j-ears. .She is now 
proof-reader on the Topeka Evening 
Joxirnal. where she reads and corrects 
I from fortv to sixtv columns dailv. For 

of the original members of the ooi 
pany. W. R. Jewell, whose son, W. 
Jewell, Jr.. lawyer, married Edr 
only surviving cbiW nf Henry >L Kim- 1 
ball Isee io-i-:, p. 9n-2>. 

In 1SS+ he moved to Topt-ka. and 
having purchaser! the paper. Spirit of 
Kansas, moved it from Lpwrence to 
the .= tate capital. This paper was es- 
tablished in ISTli by the somewhat no- 
torious I. S Kalloch. formerlv of Bos- 
ton, and later of San Franci>-co. and 
for years has had a wide reputation 

a farm and household jnurnil. 1 this a wide range of reading 

As a journalist he has had a contin- ,, ■ ^. ^ ..u ■ 

,,, . . , . ■-"'-'" j and her experience as her father s as- 

uous experience oi nearlv fortv vears. ■ ,. t. i ■ ui i=,^ ^ i_ 

Tr, ^..-iJ^Kf u • ^-u j' v ■ .-; i sociate has admirably fitted her. 

n early life he imbibed abontion and y^^^^^^^ stenographerand typewriter 
temperance principles. He ,.. given to I j, ^,.,„ engaged upon the Daily Journal 
radical ideas which he aims to temper I , 

with practical methods- 
tician. although not ui 
political methods. He v 
to the National Prohibit! 

He is no poli- 
famiiiar with 
•as a delegate 
in Conv(»ntion 

at Pittsburgh in 1S'<4 which nominated 

s reporter for North Topeka. 
Eleanor is the home keeper: is her<r-s assistant, while Park Barnes. 
who went from Tcipeka High School 
last, .s.:a.son. is in his father's ottice and 
growing to be his main dependence. 

! J 

Februarv, 1898 


(No. 0025, Page fl09 Family I!i<;tt 

The Eailwaj- .Tourual of October con- 
tains a sketch of Col. Dyer |C025) from 
■n-hich ue take tlie following- extract. 
Col. iJyer is cue of tlie leadiug- citizens 
of Augusta, Ga. He was formerly of 
Kansas City. He is vice president of 
the National Street Railway Associa- 
tion. The Railway Journal .says: 

'D.B.Dyer was born near Joliet, 111., 
and recalls with pleasure the busy 
days spent on the farm. His education 
was begrun in the C'^mmon schools and 
continued at the State Normal Univer- 
sity. He with his father and brother 
went into the army and served during 
the entire war. In l'i64 he was capt- 
ured by (ieneral Price after the battle 
of Pilot Knob, and held a prisoner for 
two weeks before he made his escape. 
He has had something' of a varied ex- 
perience since tiiat time, a brief record 
of which discloses the fact that he has i 
borne an active, stirring" and impor- ' 

tant part in every community where 
he has lived. He has been engaged )n 
merchandi.sing', banking-, stock rajsing 
and railroadinc^. besides having- fifteen 
years of intensely interesting e.xperi 
enee with the Indians. In 18e8 he 
went west and either traded with tlie 
Indians or acted as a representative 
of the government until ISS.i. when he 
removed from the Indian Territory to 
Kansas City. During his Indian serv- 
ice he had ia charge eight tribes in the 
northeast part of the Indian Territory 
the most noted of which were the Lava 
Bed Modocs, who killed Gen, Canby 
and Dr. Thomas, an.i scalped Coi 
Meacham; these wild Indians he in- 
duced to take up civilized pursuits and 
later on he took charge of the wild and 
warlike Cheyennes and Arapahoes and 
succeeded in starting them on the 
white man's road. 

He has the largest private collection 
of Indian curiosities in the world and 

Kimball Family News. 

was given a diploma auJ medal at the 
World's Fair. 

Col. Dyer hebitates to talk about bis 
many personal experiences and it was 
with difficulty that these were secured 
but he has every reason to be proud of 
the fifteen years grood work be did to 
promote the welfare of that ra.-e. It 
is through the sum of individual influ- 
euce like this, that the mission of civil- 
ized humauity is performed. He has 
had a most eventful life, having passed 
through Indian outbreaks and many 
hardships in the West, and his reputa- 
tion and fame already lives in many 
states, especially in the West. Besides 
his Indian experience he has promoted 
many great enterprises and today is 
at the head of the street rail 
electric lighting plant at Augusta. Ga 

besides being interested in one of the i ri^d in ISO.i .Toseph Kimball (58S). Th 
street railways at Kansas City, and in 
a steamship line, and a large office 

building that bears his name. 

He is also president of the Georgia 

Railway Land & Colonization company. 

Ue has been such an important factor 

in every movement for the advance- 
ment aud upbuilding of toe South that 

tlie officers of the lith Georgia Kegi- 

nieut, to show their appreciation of 

his worth as a citizen, his courage and 

patriotism, tendered him the colonelcy 

of their regiment Xo man could have 

more enthusiastic support than he has 

received in the South, He has always a prufiiund sense of personal 

responsibility for trie advancement of 

the section where he lives. Hut he has 

ahvays been popular, which is evi- 
denced by the fact "that when Okla- 
homa was opened IS.OOO people elected 

hiin unanimously the first mayor of 


Fie is a man well calculated to 
handle vast cincerns, and the street 
railway as.-,ociati(m must feel gratified 

Col. Dyer was born in 1S49, and is 
the son of Elizabeth Howe Kimball 
and (reorge Randolph Dyer, a notable 
citizen of Illinois in years before and 
during the war. Both parents were 
persons of strong character. Elizabeth 
Howe Kimball was born in ISIS in 
Ciroton, N. H., a town adjoining that 
in whic'i the editor of the News was 
born in ISSt'i. Groton was the home of 
many Kiraballs at an early day and 
afterwards sent many emigrants to Il- 
linois. Kimball Hill is stiU well known 
in Groton. and in our boyhood days 
the Kimball liill brook was a famous 
resort for trout fishing, and so were 
the ponds near by. 

The mother of Elizabeth Howe Kim- 

□(J I ball and grandmother of CoU Dyer was 

N'ancv Currier of Coucord, N. H., mar- 

lived some years in New Hampshire, in 
l.S3i he went to Illinois. The location 
he selected is where Elgin now stands. 
In 1S35 while retarning east for his 
family he died suddenly in Ohio. His 
son Samuel was still in Elgin, where 
his mother and the remainder of the 
family joined him. She remained fifty- 
three years a widow and died soon 
after siie celebrated her hundredth 
and first birthday Sept. 2ti, 18Ss 

Mr. Carl Willis Kimball made a brief 
visit last month to his parents Capt-.iiii 
and Mrs. E. M. Kimball of this city. 
By notice elsewhere it will also be seen 
that these same parents have now be. 
come grandparents and cou^in Fred re- 
ally feels that age is creeping on. 



:h a man as 

>f its 

The State Insurance Department of 
Missouri, is having trouble with Ben- 
jamin Kimoall who wants to do busi- 
ness in that State. We are not fully 
informed as to the nature of the diffi- 
cuUv. Kansas is also having troubh- 
and the Insurance Commission is fuT 
of business. 

Februarv, 1S9S 



San FranL-iM'.o. Xot. 1^. IS'.tT. 
Dear CuiiiN.— Eiulosed I hand \-ou 
some copy for the Kimball Family 
News. As you will notice by tlie dates 
of the letters, written in ISS'5. they 
have been in my possession about 
eleven year.s and I tliink %^ere received 
by me immediatelv following- a bateh 
of letters which I sent to all of the 
Kimball name in our directory at that 
time. Christian F- Kimball's name and 
address havincf been jiiven me by one 
of his grandsons. 1-redericic Kimball 
of this city. It was the tirst I V;new of 
the German family. I sent copies of 
the letters to -Mr. Morrison and Frof. 
>5harples. but ti-.ey do not seem to I'.ave 
used the data. However, our paper 
will be available for this sort of infor- 
mation, '.vill it not? That is part ol its 
■scope, isn't it? 1 wonder what became" 
of^those tivo sons of the old .lohann 
Georg-e Kimball ivho went west. These 
grandsons of C.F. K. here do not Icnovv 
anything of their family history, their 
father and mother having' been di- 
vorced anil they having- stayed with 
tneir mother, but they have a portrait 
in oil which I liave .seen out at \Vm. 
E K's house; he is one of the brothers 
and is superintendent of Newel Bros' 
soap factory, out in tlie mission — the 
earliest settled portion of this city, out 
in the foothills. Their recoras have 
been sent to Mr. Morrison. I felt dis- 
■ ' - - not in the 
- ' ', ; .im arc nice 
; .J inc. happily 

appointed that •' '■. . 

book. Kotl. ! 
men. good hu^i i . ; : 
married, but \ , : ; : ;. 
Another brf- .m . ' -:.;.;, 1\; >i. ,- ; 
is a law stuc!..-i ■ • 

very much rc-~:. ; : , , ;, - 

ball ^SU^S, p. •'.,■; ' ■• ■. :' ,<.:: n ;, i.i; :! 
who seems to have been i|ui!.e we-il 
known as a rather eccentric old philos- 
opher, quite a wealthy man: but none 
of the sons have done anything very- 

1 copy from a letter recently received 
by me from Timothy HopKins. adopted 
^on of the late M.irk Hopkins of this 
citv. one of the original incorporators 
of 'the Central Paciric R. R Co., and 
owner of the magniticent Hookius 
mansion on Nob liiil. ne.xt lo >■ :i:i'ii'- 
.Mauford's house. Mr. H.j; :: - - 

'•I be^' to return here'.vitn ::.• !; 
of the Kimball Family in .-.ii. i.c.i. 
which was so kindly loane'd to me by 
yoursel-f. iioth Mr. Morrison and the 
Kimball family are to be congratulated 

upon the efficient way in which the 
history is worked out." 

I have a long- aud interesting- letter 
from Miss Rebecca M. Kimball. 291 
Howard street, here, in which she 
writes as follows: 

"1 received the Kimball Family News, 
also a copy sent by you and the Hobart 
Charts. I have now tlie two charts 
sent by you tracing- the Hobart family 
I and the family records written by my 
j father's aunt French in 18.'>7 trae'na- 
I the Sawyers back to the Maydower! 
I Father i_Charles Froctor Kimball, 1 14ii J. 
i p. 70U), was exceedintrly proud of beiny 
i a descendant of Falner ,-^awyer iRev. 
! John Sawyer. U.D. ) and told many a 
i bit of family history reg-arding- hi'm. 
; They were close friends and I think 
j were very much aiike in looks and dis- 
1 position. Aunt French g-ives a full de- 
I scription of Father Sawyer in her 
I records. 

\ 1 am much pleased with the News, 
i especially this number, and wil) sub- 
; scribe, also send a short history of 
' pa's life since he landed in San Fran- 
cisco. How much pleasi'd he would 
i have been to have heard from that Mr. 
Hale, his fellow passeug-er in 1S49. as 
; they came throug-h the Straits of 
I Magellan. 

! Did you see that wonderful direct- 
|<Dry? 1 have it at home and am very 
proud of it. One -gentleman told me' 
it oug-ht to be worth S'~r>. What do you 
thintc of that? But money cannot buy 
] it at present. Blather wrote his name 
'and nom rte plume iNoisy Carrier) on 
1 the llv-leaf. It is4.\.->W inches, paper 
i bound with brown corners and back, 
printed by the Journal of Commerce 

' 'ive letter was written in re- 
: . i •>,. from me enclosing a chart 
-.:.!.> '\^: i here she, Miss Rebecca .M. 
g-ets her name. Her father, 
'roctor Kimball, was the son 
of Rebecca (Sawyer) Kimiiali, daugh- 
ter of Kev. John and Reb.»L-i-a (Hobart) 
I Sawyer, and her parents were Thomas 
'and Jane [Bailevj Hobart. he son of 
I Isaac and Mary '[Harden ] Hobart of 
! Abinglou. (parents of Col. Aaron Ho- 
i bart. the first owner of a brass foundry 
i-in America, and who cast cannon and 
shot for the American army during 
'ho Revolution and taught Paul Revere 
. 1,1- to cast bells, etc. J lie sua oi Capt. 
.:;ron and Rebecca (Sii::icer| Mobart 
ul Uing-liriTi, son of and Anne 
[Hloniinerj Hobart of Hin-ham and he 
i son of Fdmund and Margaret (Dewey 
Hobart vvbocaa?e fiom Liirgham, Nor> 


Kimball Family News. 

folk. Eu?., to rha 

to liin^.-!iam., 

in-luw. Kd-ai I!.- 

corapihriir th.' II. 

and he and Col. .\ 

bbard— it cor- 
ruption of IJobart — of this city, reg-is- 
trar of the Sons of the .\mericau Revo- 
lution here. etc.. are descendants of 
Edmund iiobart of Hing-haoi and the 
line of Edfjar Hobartand :Mib.s Rebecca 
-M. Kimball is identical down to the 
brothers Thoraas and Col. Aaron Iio- 
bart, where the lines separate. Ed^ar 
being- a descendant of the latter. 

Now to sro back asrain and pick up 
the line. Rebecca .Sumner was daujrh- 
ter of Uog-er and .Mary [Joselytil Sum- 
ner, she daughter of Tho,-i. and Rebecca 
.losselyn. who came from Eng-laud to 
America, settling at Hinyham in 163.). 
So \-ou see the name Rebecca comes 
from Rebt'i.-ca .losselvn — Rebecca .Sum- 
ner. Rebc'-ca llobart'. Rebecca Sawyer. 
Rebecca Kimball. Rev. John Sawyer's 
wife Rebecca Hobart. is not mentioned 
in the Kimball book, but I noticed the 
llobart name among- tiieir children, or 
rather the children of her daughter 
Rebecca [Sawyer] Kim!)ali, -and asked 
Edgar Hobart where it came from, and 
so Miss Rebecca knows more about 
her ancestry than a week ugo. I tliiok 
these researches real interesting; don't 

The foUowina- are translations of 
the German letters to which cousin 
Sarah Louise refers at the beginning 
of her letter: 

.Michitran City. la.. Nov. IS. 1S8»). 
DE.4.R SiR.Vli L. K:mI!ALI.1 

You must excuse me for writing- in 
German to you. tut I you will 
tind a man who is more capable to 
translate it in English than I am. I 
never had any instruction iu Eng-lish 
as I got myself. Respectfully. 

CHKIsri.\.V KtUB.\I.L. 

[Written in Gi 

In the inland villavre of Sachsen- 
\Veimer-]-;isenach a i>attle was fougrht 
on July ■!. l.siifi. near Dermbach. \)d 
this battletield lay a well to do peas- 
ants' villatje. forty or f fty acres iu ex- 
tent bv the name of Neichartshomfen 
That by this affair, accordin.,' to the 
letters I received, that throug-h tire 
this viUai.'e had suffered. In this place 
stood a two-story well-built house, 
buiided from clay and oak and the roof 
plastered wit'n lime and covered with 

clay shing-les. The inside window- 
shutters were decorated with thjwers 
and auimals. In this house was a 
g-reat iron stove or oven buiit in the 
wall, which had an earthen covering 
and -vas fired from tiie kitchen, and 
on this oven was a JJible picture with 
these words: --Let litl'.e children come 
unto Me." as you see on Sunday school 
leaves. Also there was imprinted to 
read under it: ■'Mfd. in Hessen Horn- 
berg- for Johann G. Kimball, lijlT." 

About twenty or thirty years a^o I 
was often ic this same house with ray 
I father, on his business trips, and at 
I this time the lady of the h(n!se was a 
I born Kimball. My eldest sun. Fred's 
father, was with me there. My father 
related to me: -'This is the stemhouse 
of all the Kimballs." 
I The old Johann Geo. Kimball had 
I seven sons. After his death the young- 
j est son remained in po.sse.ssion of the 
property and the other six wandered 
I away. The eldest son bought the pub- 
i lie house at Wernshau.sen. near twenty 
American miles from Sachs- .Meiniuger. 
He took possession of the place on St. 
Johaun's Day. Itsas, and I was born 
there ou that place ou St. Johann's 
Day. 1S38. On the same day lay th i 
I remains of my father's brother dead in 
the house. Another settled iu a village 
near by, Dermbach. A third settled 
by a place called Liadenau. The three 
last went to Hamburg. One of these 
three drowned in the river. Now 
comes the tw-o others; both went on a 
whaling expedit on— as a cutter of 
meat of %vhale. Erora these two noth- 
ing was ever heard from e.xcept from 
the ship they deserted and went west. 
The man wiio died was buried at At- 
lanta, Hamburg. 

No. 2. 
Michigan City, Dec. i, 1,SS6. 
Dear Sarah L. Kimball: 

1 forgot to meution in mv last letter 
what we know of the "old Johann 
Georg Kimball. The old Johann Georg 
Kimball came to the known house a 
crippled soldier and recovered. He 
was an otlicer. He was not (lerman. no 
rude peasant, and after awhile mar- 
ried the daughter of the hrmse. No 
wonder that a marriageable girl rather 
marry an agreeable cripple, esnecially 
when no one else in to marry tier than 
to remain single. 

Anno. 1<;08-Itjl0. 
The history of reformation teaches 
you tliat the reformation of the church 

Februarv, 1898 

was inaug'urated iu 1544 in the Saxon 
countries which borclPr Havaria. The 
liuke of Bavaria, a violent Catholic, 
pltdg-ed himscjf to the emperor to 
eradicate the Luther heresy, entered 
with his mob in Lutheran Saxony, 
murdered and robbed whoever came to 
his hands. Today the results of that 
war are still visible iu the Shape of 
ruins of destroyed viUages. 

The Protestants, under the name of 
Union, formed an army to resist the 
Catholic mob, which was called the j-eit; 
Holy l>ean-ue. 

The leader of tht' Union was the un- 
fortunate Frederick of Kur-Pfatz. He 
married a daughter of Jacob I. [?] of 
England, from which may be inferred 
that Johann Geor^' Kimball was an 
otficer in Frederick's- army, and an 
Englishman. With reg-ards. 

ChsIsTIAx F. Kimbai.i.. 

P.S.— The name:, .lucob and (ieorg-e 
are used a good deal in our family. 
C. F. K. 

A California Pioneer. 

Mr. G. F, Kimb-vll. 

Topeka; Kas. 
Dear Coisix: 

I see this is the way that Roy T. and 
Sarah Louise have addressed those in 
■your part of the country and I suppose 
1. too, may claim the same relation- 

I have received a copy of The Kim- 
ball Family News and am well pleased helpmate to h 
with it. "l join in with the at7 -—''-" ■»—' 

quit work and came back to this city. 
He went into the hook anil stationery 
business, at first in a tent-like wooden 
structure, atterwards rented a larg-e 
store on Commercial and Liedesdorft' 
street!-. At that time he was prosper- 
ous, taking' in on steamer days over 
SIOOO. P-usiness moved up to' Mont- 
g-omerj- street. He moved too, but had 
to sell out on account of competition 
and exorbitant rent; In l*6n be bought 
tract of land in I he suburbs of the 
which place he moved his 
family. They resided there for a num- 
ber of j-ears. He was appointed 
inspector of election of the l"th 
as.sembly district twelve times. He 
was president of the Hayes Valley 
Hose Co. for several terms; was chief 
c-uncilor of Valley Council O. C. F.: 
was an Odd Fellow since 1S59; was a 
.member of the CaliSornia Pioneers and 
of the Viyilance Committees of "53 

Having- SDld his property he removed 
to his late residence. :.'9Ji Howard St., 
where he died April -'8. 1>04. fie was 
an aclive. earue-t. true-hearted sen- 
tleman, true to his party and his cm- 
victions. Was active in church ruatters 
and anything pertainintr to the wel- 
fare of the community in which he 
resided, beino' looked up to by the 
majority of his neia-hbors and friends 
for his justness, thoroueh knowledge 
of law and municipal affairs 
- He married \Mi--s Isabella Dunn, 
daughter of .James Dunn, ship black- 
■ h, Oct. IT. ]»=)•::. She wa.s a Sttin^nr 
jndins- him in ail 
Sorts and being- faithful and true 

named persons in their well chosen 

remarks regarding' the paper. It has 

seemed to me as if something of the 

kind w-ere needful to perpetuate the , 

KonQ of Union which has sprung up 

between us. I think there will be nj 

trouble about it being well received j Mr. Hale 

and patronized by. the memoers of this I having b^ 

distinguished family. 

their works, and their children 
-< and call them -blessed." She 
died Nov. 10. IS'Jt;. 

They had ten children, o' whom two 
are living: a son. Proctor Wiiliam, and 
a daughterithe writer). Rebecca Mary. 
Please remember me kindly tc the 
mentioned in the Xrws, as 
?n father's fellow voyag-er 
I out to CaliiL'rnia. I know father would 
Charles Proctor Kimball, editor and ^^^'^ ^'-■'■'" exceedingly pleased to have 
I T I, ^t *\.^ fi, f s.-.,r, i--j„ ,-= ,, n, ™<^i- oi' corresponded witn him. I have 
publisher of the hrstSaniranciscoDi-jj,^^^,^ ^.^ ^^^,^^.^ ^^ ^ ^^^^ between 

rectory, was my lather, and I am very two or three ships (one he was on) dur- 
proud of being his daughter. [See let- ;ng their trip through the Straits of 
ter from Saraa Louise,— Ed.NEws.] I Magellan. I wonder if Mr, Hale re- 
Father arrived in San Francisi-o in I member"? it. It mu.',t have been very 
Julv 1S49. He went to the mines and exciting. 

worked thirteen da vs at a.dollar a day. I ^^''th regards to yourself and the 
Not having money enough to buy I ■•'^^' "^ '^e cousins, I^am,^^ ^^^^^_ 
machinery to keep out the water he | Kebecca" m' KniUALi., 

Kimball Family News 

Around the F&mily Table. 





:«s is (level- 


'ecall a familv 



matters and 


ers that we 



niun, under- 



so put in a 

The KiMBAi.i, F 
oping some thing 
council to consider family 
propose to hear from 
maj- get a concensu 
btanding- tliat we 
word now an>l then 

We have many It 
Nk«s succe-s. It would be pleasant 
to g'ive place to them all. but that is 
impracticable. We reserve that space 
for those who have sug'g'estidns toott'er 
or sora-^thing- to s.ay of interest to 
others, but it would answer a purpose, 
some purpose V, ell we are getting 
opinions. Some are ready to be heard. 
First come, served. 

>f sul 

Ply all are in 
some business that would bear adver- 
tising and there should be f.iinily pride 
enough to take, occupy and niamtain 
aniclie in .suoh a temple of fame. 1 
enclose a dollar in wi 
an<l help even up the 

already been to. Let nie know what I 
can do to help your project." 

Yours truly, 

I). Ki.mi;ali.. 

^ j These suggestions are worth some- 
thing. They have been more or less 
considered. There are aloo other poirts 
that might be considered, such as the 
best form for the paper, ^\'e made a 
low price so as to meet the wants of 
the greatest number. This e.xi-luded a 
smaller page magazine form, say the 
size ot the Family History, wired or 
stitched, although that form would be 


Kimball. Chicago Shorthand 
, is entitled to 

better. It all depends upon the an: 
of support. It was begun vu the 


position that it would m 
necessarv work. It was 

p:iy for the 

IS pos 

A tliink fa 

cash outlay 
turned. Any one interested at all w 
as soon pav a dollar a v 

and Typewriting sch 
the door and says: 

■'I thark vou for the Kimball Family , , ., -, ^ • 
News, cop v of which is just received. I '"''^'^ ^'^^^ dehciency as sma 
I hope vou can make such a paper a i ^le. If support warrants 
success and shall be glad to co-operate j easy to improve. We do 
in all ways I am able. If you ivill , vora'ily ut the quarterly idea. The 
accept some suggestions, 1 will offer ; suggestion in regard to ailvertising we 
them. j leave to others. Like I'.^-rkis. ue are 

. d^^^l^v::^;.'' -i^et:rk' ^lon.l^- I ->"''^-- '^ --^'^ --^-'^'l^y "^^ ^- ^'- 
in;- such a paper will necessarii v be a "^^t"!^ and in some cases might satisfy 
matter of love and pride, and whoever . the IJut we are not asking 
does it should have cash outlay re- | anything in the way of gratuities and 
- ''"i ■ • n i i *'^ leave this mitter in the hands of 
the editor and publisher will feel bet- ; members of the laniily who must con- 
fer. I may not see all the points, but ; sider it for themselves. 
Fd think a f|.uarterly at a dollar a year j _^nj| jj^,„. ^.,,.^^^ ^y,. ^.^ friend, 

would cnswer the purpose and lessen .,,_,, ,-.,,,",., 

work .nd expense. I take it such a •^'^'^'•' "'^''^'-'y Iv.u.ball, ot the Scandia 
paper would be a repository of doing- | I K^^-) •''-nirnal and postmaster of that 
anil happening's of tlie Kiniliall lamily , pUtce. We give it because it is appre- 
and confined to them. Voii have t"' -> i yiative. 
coluransseven incites long .this could '>e : 

divided into fourteen spaces of one inch j Ueab CofstN En. losed and 2.-)C for a 
each and r>0c or a dollar an issue , vear^s subscription to the Kimball 
charged for a card. An cditonale.-w- | Kamilv News. I want to keep in touch 
horting readers to keep trade in the 1 ivith the tribe and this will be an ex- 
family would be good. This ninild be cellent opportunitv. If I can be of 
an interesting page and would .serve a,, v assistance to "vou at anv time do 
to help pay expenses. I would Keep up ' n,A hesitate to c^.11 on me. " Only we 
such acanl and I have no doubt others 1 prmteis can fullv appreciate the diiii- 
ivould. culty of your undertaking. 

I sent Mr. Morrisfin names and ad- | Verv trulv vours. 

dresses of over a hundred Kimballs iu I -Albeut IJ. Kj.unAr.f.. 

February, 1898 

We now malce 
who says: 

Uk.ak Sik;— 1 hiv. 
November nuiiib.;r i 
Nkws published by 

•oora for an 

. of Kimball bU 

received the 
ibull Family 
I have not a 
mv veins, nor 

am I related in au_ 
I am interested in genealog'y and de- 
.sire to know how good a family paper 
you can edit and publish. I there" 
J.end you my cheek for 2.")C with ex 
change for \vhieh send me the Kimbal 
Family Nkws for li'Ji 

irs truly, 
Chas. Tlbbs. 
Tio^a Co., Pa 



letter that ha 
sfaction of an; 
we give it plaoi 


most : 
far received. Fi 
its entirety; 

Hostou, Nov. IS, lSt> 
K. li. F. KlMliALI.: 

;hiie xhe 

1 received the other day 

le Kimball Famil_v Xkws 
for November, senc to me 1 suppose in | some Kimball reunii 
the ■ hope- that I would subscribe f-ir i think it will succeed 
the same. 1 have not seen the circular 
referred to nor did I know of any such 
paper until 1 opened this one. At first 
1 tried to discover what the idea was 
and could not feel that there was any 
call for such a publication. even 

looked at in a broader sense as a part 
of historical research. I know for my 
own part, that I have learned more in 
(jenealog'ical rCoearch of the early his- 
tory of our country and of Enuflaud 
and the social customs and character- 
istics of early times than I ever learned 
by ordinary historical study. Nowwe 
should look upon this study as an im- 
fore i portant adjunct to ordinary political 
history. The latter g-ives an account 
of the o-enealogry of king's and queens 
in<l other rulers and acts of govern- 
ments. The former gives us an insight 
into the character of the people and 
the customs and conditions which 
have in reality brou^rht about the vari- 
ous changes and in fa-t have consti- 
tuted the power behind the throne^ It is the intention to raase 
this Kimball Family merely a 
record of what various people, today 
bearing the name of Kimball are doing 
and how they are succeeding in their 
business enterprises and to report 
proceedings at 
1. tnen I do not 
But it can be 
broadened out to a paper of genealog- 
ical research, supported not by a his- 
t.>rieal sr>ciety, but by the Kimball 
family with the object of lookinsr up 
the records in the past in regar.Uothe 
Kimball family especially, and iuoiden- 

though I am interested in the Kimball | tally much related matter This could 
genealogy. I will however sub^>cribe i be done by the collection of a fund for 
for four copies and enclose Jl to help j the purpose and some one could be 
the work and will add my ideas on the | sent to England to trace back the 
subject. 1 leei that genealogy- viewed nines of. Kimball. Scott, etc., and look 
from, the bn.ader standpoint is more „p the matter of a coat of arms about 
than a mere fud. We know that when I which there is much doubt. .\ search 
money in val-i inij,ht also be made of the Kemble 
he appreciates I f;iniilv. It miu-ht be found that the 
d pedigree. We i Kvmbouhls of Suffolk and the Kem- 
le principle ap- : bfes of Wiltshire had sprung from the 
le animal and vegetable ■ same stock, or it miffht be discovered 
lI in the race families of , that the Kynibould ancestors were 
e must ackno.v ledge the i ivith the Normans and their name 
heieility, yet there are 1 traced back to the Doomsday book. At 
rnore the study on the ; least much might be found in the 

a maa intends to inve: 
uable tiotting horses, 
the importance of a g., 
also know th 
phes in all t 

this sa 



ground that it is a foolish and usel^ 
amusement aud claim that it makes ni. 
dit¥ereuce to them what their anjes- 
toi's' names were, and where thev 
lived, and in many Cases they probablv 

atfect an indirtVrence on 

the fear that they migl 

their ancestors were nut ti 

but belonged to the great 

those who developed the resources ot 

the nation in a quiet unknown way. 

I'.ut this is not the way to look at the 

>tudv "f •'•eneal.."T. It should be 

ords. Now that Messrs. 
Sharpies and .Morrison have completed 
the great work of making a directory 
i of all the .\merican Kiraballs, many of 
' these could be gathered into this his- 

.ijunt of ' torical undertaking. 

tind that j 

;d people, of ' 

Now having expressed my ideas on 

the snl)ject, 1 enclose my dollar for 

four copies and wish ' you success in 

whatever line you conduct the paper. 

I am yours truly. 

Fka^-k'Kkku Ki«ini.i,. 

Salem. Mass. 

Kimball Fainilv Xe"ws. 

We coinn 

i-'s atteu;i 


d tliis letter to the read- 1 as otherwise this has continued to bt- 
if w- fully frrasp the i the case. It may be an open ciuestiou 

ore than is deh- 
have not room 
upon what we 
3 be. We aimed 

here to ^rtatly eu 

conceive this puri 

to throw out some 

in our last issue, particularly in the 

remarks nr.-de at the Topeka reunion. 

I5ut as supplemental to above letter we 

add a few thoughts here. The hifrhest I 

duty mankind owes is to humanity in i bewildered i 

the ag-grei|fate. If anyone wants to I But what has all this to do with the ■ 

amfnd by sub.stitutinfr I'iixl for iiuman Kimball Family News? What with' 

itv we do not object. This is the dutv gcnealos-y? What with our cousins:: 

of 'the Christian. The next hif<-hest letter? « 

wtiether the study of liistory as w.- ; 
now iiave it, i.-. a benefit to mankind. 
Real history should be the truth, ■j.wl ■ 
truth can have but one side. Instead 
of that our histories are but series of 
conriicts in themselves. One contra- 
diets the other, acoordiiig to the ' 
standpoint of the author. ' 

-So mankind while meaning well is J 

duty is to the state. This is the duty of 
the citizen. The next duty is that due 
X.Z family and friends. This is the duty 
of the indivaUial man. The perfect 
man will i'c the perfect citiztn.and tne 
perfect citizen will be the perfect 

imply this: The proper study of ^ 
rreneaiogj'_ involves a close study of 1 

history. It becomes a powerful indu- _. 
enee in the betterment of mankind. ? 
When this study becomes organized, as < 
ll be the perfect it does through the publication of I 
riiri^tian. h.uht^t type of manhood yet- family records, a spirit of emulation is \ 
known. The hig-hest type of manhood j -rcated. not only among the members ^ 
11 onlv be reached w'ith the highest of the same family, but between the j 
dili'erent families. '\ 

It stimulates family pride, not a 

stag-e of civilization. 

T^oward this the world is progress- 
ing. The degree reached by mankind 
in'perforraauce nf these duties marks 
the degree of civilization reached by a 
community or a nation. 

Therefore whatever means may be 
used to man. to better the 
citizen, or to perfect the Christian, is 
just so much to advance what we de- 
nominate civilization. 

This should be the purpose of all 
history. r>ut too often it is not so. 
Histrry should eiihirge fr.e mind. It 
often dwarfs it. Much of our history 
is full of myths— food for the imagina- 

ilates family pride, 
false or ignoble pride that cares for t 
coats of arms, or descent from noble ■ 
blood, but pride in good citizeusliip. m 
knowledge that the family iias earne',: ■ 
respectability; and as time goes •a 
there will grow with individual in>-.i,- 
bership a pride in the famiiy •: 
that will be its best protection. Let . 
these family records grow, each striv- ' 
ing to prove itself the equal in general 
manhood of any other. With these in- ; 
Huonces multiplied we may have a = 
power for the advancement of human . 
progress — a civilizing force superior 
to any that we get from written his- 5 

\n English lord, whose eyesight hal | tory. i 

failed cnce said: -Kead me no history: I l rom such competition no foreseen ■ 
it is all false." It was an e.\treme e^il can flow. The Kimball family will j 
view. But we wi-ite history and study j conte»t with the Morrison family for a ; 
history largelv from the surface, re- | good name, for the best manhood, .^o 


. V^" I ;:, 

thousand other contestini! 

gardle^s of the 

beneath the u-rowth of events. The - 

mere recrd of battle^, and the noting! Herein is the philosophy of the gen- 
of hair-breadth escapes are matters of I filogical movement as we see it, such 
little consequen 
It IS more imr 

the underlyint 
rtanl to know what I hall Family .Nk' 

t are likely to follow 
s. And with all the 
woiTd's e.xp>'r;en..-e written and before 
^,^ ;-/, ;, ;. • , 1-" to do. Ihiizot c.x- 
p,.,.l.',. • , on that if the pro- 

jjj,,., -'.iiiti"Ds. civil and re- 

^j,,,^- ,,- • • . luuries preccrling the 
la's!. couM have seen the results soon i 
to follow their ell'Tts.the reformations I 
would have died still born. As often 

are the : 

have its social purposes to serve. The-e 
are necessary as the outer body of thf ] 
organized etiort. but they are not its • 
vital features. It is satisfaction t ' 
know who was one's gnMt L-rauufat'. .•: 
and who was his granaf:i-her. r>u: 
that were all. one mifflit as w.-il iu;u;' 
it all iu and acknowle Ige Aoah or . 
Adaij' as the head of the family. | 

It will be seen that the kimbaU % 
News is really and intensely demo- ^ 

Februarv, 1S9S 


's sometimes made odious wliereas it is 
incident of progresa. 

erve to show some- 




oratic. So it is. It believes 
man of princely blood is Ju> 
as any KimbiU, provided lie 

aud I'lOt otherwise. It bc;:c v,_-r, u ,L;i , « iiat of the i>rea(ltn of 
i'ope that '-worth makes the man. the call the News platfotm. -Some may 
want of it the feilow." I not have thoug-ht of sfenealou-v as iu 

But this IS not a)l, nor can we here any way connected with social .science 
outline more than a small part of the | or economics. Perhaps tbey may learn 
field ii which we may worli. Eeform ' to sei dicEirjutly. It was Gtethe, 
is in the air. Hut few- deny the Crying dying-, who called, -'Licht. mere licht." 
need of it. But men and women of to- >iay we living profit more bv the iJL'ht 
day are battling as wildly and blindly , we have, 
fur reform as at any time iu the pa 
Fearful elt'orts are made and wasted 
this direction— honestly made efforts, ; m'tting- on 
lue i-esult of ig-mjrance. We have pov- 

■ all about ui — poverty in tne midst 

bundance — certainly a most incon- 
o-ruous condition. Crime runs not, 
partly as a result of this poverty, and 
partly as a result of ill-ueirotten hu- 
manity. Attempts at prevention are 
ill-considered or altog-ether thoug-ht- 
less, seldom going to the root ol the 

se this social interview by ad- 
ttle cousin Ruth who re. 
marks as follows: 

j LoTEi,!,, Maine, 

Nov. 20, 1897. 
i Mv Dkar LiTTLF. Cotrsixs: 
i I will try and write my first letter to 
, you and tell you all about myself and 
j school and kitten. I am eight years 
! old. My school has just closed. I 
^ have attended seven terms of school 
I aud have not been absent one day. I 
We talk of economic conditions and [ study arithmetic, geography, reading, 
advise drastic remedies. We take hold j and speliio^'-. My kitten's name is Spot, 
of a great public evil tail we hive un- , 1 let her ride iu my doll's carriage, 
wittingly fostered and nurtured f jr i She liUei it very much. I live iu the 
years, "and imagine we can reverse the i country and slide down hill in the win- 
order of things with a wave of the \ ter ticae. I -send my love to yo 

hand. \Ve are nearly as irrational as 
the generations that have gone before. 
We talk dippantly of the need of more 
general education, and if we know 
how, we as of ten fail to put the knowl- 
edge to practical use. 

.Much of our Christianity is a sham, 
and our patriotism but a political fake. 
We may not be aware of it, but very 

El-Tll KiMBALI.. 

We find in the press dispa'ch for 
June IS'.tii, the following from Wash- 
ington. It presumably refers to the 
son of Charles Carrol Kimball [2303J. 
.See page 9U'J of the History. 

WASHING-TON, D. C, June S.— Cards 

much of our social, business, political, j^^^^ ^^^^ received announcing the 
and religious lile is belittling and con- I ^^^^^j^,^,^ ^^ Miss Willie Sylvester, 

tractiug our civiluation 
is no universal panacea for this state 
of things. The howling reformer may 
say oth?rwise. The only one remedy 
for the evils that aliiict mankind is 
time. Time changes the foulest water 
in the ve-^seTs tank to a pure beverage. 
But the process is slow. Nature takes 
kindly to the aid of human agency and 
meets it more than half way. We are 
wise when we take advantage of this 
disposition. We do this as individuals, 
and as citizens when we study our- 
selves, aud to sum this all up in a sen- 
tence, we do this wheu we study our 
genealogy, our family, our heredity, in 
the spirit'we ha .-e indicated. We do not 
claim the stuuy of genealogy as a cure- 
all. It is but one of many ways lead- 
ing to reform — reform that bas always 
been and alwavs will be needed so 
ong as mankind progre-^ses. The term 

I daughter of the late Maj. K. H. Sylves- 
ter, of the Washington "Post," former- 
ly of St. Louis, to Chas. O. Kimball, an 
attorney of this city. The ceremony 
was performed at the residence of the 
bride's mother, in New Kochelle, New 

The wife of Rufus W. Griswold, the 
distinguished New York e.iitor. and 
compiler of tne --Poets and Poetry of 
.\merica." which has reached its twen- 
tieth edition, was Harriet Stanley 
McCrillis. .laughter of Abigail Kimball. 
[i:j.51J and Ur. -John .McCrillis of Meii- 
deth. N. 

Henry Di.'c Kimball, sou of James, 
[l!iJ3J vVas over seven feet high. He 
lived at Littleton. Mass., and died in 
1-^*2. He was called the Littleton giant. 


Kimball Family News 




1857— Benjamin Webber Kimball (-'339. 
p. t'lTS Kimball History), born 
March 13. 1S2'.I. Bethel. Me. Phy- 
sician ajd clru^^^ist, Miuneapoli.s. 

1S74— Charles Frederick Kimball (24.57, 
p. 1042. see portrait), born July 
31, 1S.54. Portland. Me. Manii 
facLurer, Chicao-o. III. 
— Edmund Kimballa.>7-2. p. 7.-|0), b. 
.■^ept. l-\ ISKi; □.-•ng-raduate 18:i7. 

1S76— ?;du-ard Hazen Kimb.aU ilSH'T. p. 
Sr..5). b. Aug-. 34, 1S:)4. Bath. Me.; 
LL. B.. Uo.-tOD University, 1879. 
Luwver. Merchant. Bath. 

1S79— Frank Kimball tSee 21. p. 110.5. 
^randi;hildi. b. Oct. 16. 18.5.5. 
Kennebnnk, Me. Druggist, Nor- 
wav. Me. 

ISr,7— Frank Ab-burv Kimball, b. March 
3S. 1S43. Mercer, Me. Fhysioiau 
Gardiner, i Apparently not in 

1S76— Frank Eeed KimbaUi2519, p.lOTO) 
b. July in, 18.53, Salem. Mass. 
Manufacturer. Res. Salem. Mu'.s. 

1863- Georg-e (.iustavus Kimliall (4(i-ii, 
p. 1114) b. Feb. 2S. 1843. Ports- 
mouth. X. H. LL. B. ColuraV)ian 
Cniver^ity IStiU. Lan-yer. Boston. 
1'. S. Cis-il Service. Washington. 
D. C. 
— Georse Lincoln Kimball, resides 
Waterford. Me.: undergraduate 
class of 18'ii5. (.Apparently not in 
book I. 
-Georfre .'-^tone Kimball, b. Jan. 2, 
1833. Gardiner. Me.: lawyer. Lieu- 
tenant 1st Maine Cavalry l8'3l. 
Died June I'.i. ISriS, Aldie. Va. 
(Not in History.) 
-Hannibal Hamlin Kimlnili. born 
Aug. 1-*. 1843. rarmel. Me. Phy- 
sician. >nnneapolis. Minn (>.ot 
in Hibt-ory.i 

1891 — Harrv Waldo Kimball, b. Jan. :7. 
18n8.'\Voonsocket. K L Physi- 
cian. Providence. K. I. O'ot in 

i»93 — harrv Woods Kimball, b. Aug. 
3ri, 1870, Portland. Me. In 1894 
nt .\ndover Theological seminary 
(Xot in Hiatorr.) 

1-iii— Henrv Kimliail, b. Dec. 14. 1<33. 
Shapieigh, .Me. Lawver. Roches- 
ter, y. tl. iSnt in iil-tory.) 

187!5 — Irving Ellis Kirc ball (2368. p. 10 17. 



I 18. 

I 183: 

! 1890 


b. Sept. 3. 1852. Clinton, Mt 
Physician. Portland, Me. 

—Israel ICimb.all (4ti, p. 1113.i \ 
Jan. 36, 1812. Wells. .Me. Teac! 
er. Portsmouth. N. H. Treasur 
Department, Washington, D. i. 
Died Dec. 10. 1890. 

-John Robinson Kimball 11953 { 
884 — portrai::*. b. Dec. 28. 1--4 1 
Pembroke, X. H. Pliv^ician. Sui 
.cook, X. H. Died .Ian 8.1^93. 

— Levi Houghton Kimbali (2Uj:i. ; 
957). b. Feb. 23. 1853. Bath. M* 
M. D. Boston University 18:' 
X. Y. Opthalmic Hospital 187- 
Physician, Boston. 

— Merton Lyndon Kim.ball. b. Mar, 
IS, 1S67. VVaterford, Me, Liiwyer 
Xorway, >ie. iXot in Hist, Sct- 
Fam. News. June. 189S. p. 113.: 

— bereno Thaver Kimliail, b. Dee 
3. 1807. Rockland. Me.: non-grac- 
uate 1890: A. B. Amherst l?yii. 
(Xot in Hist. 

—Sumner Increase Kimball 11587. 
p, 745, pL.rtraiti. b. Sept. 3, 1834, 
Lebanon. Me.: Sc. D. 1891. Laiv- 
yer, Xorth Berwick. Me. U. S, 
Life Saving Service. 

— Thoma.sGlidden Kimball, b. Sept, 
3. 1811. Monmouth. .Me. Mer- 
chant. WatervJUe. Me. Died D>:c. 
1879. (Xot in Hist. I 

-Thoina.- Wes,ey Kimball, b. .lac, 
14. IsOO, Warervihe. Me.: non- 
graduate, l-''3. Residence (1894- 
jlonmoutli, -Me (Xot in 

—Walter 8.cott Abbott Kimball, 
undergra^iuate class of 1895; re;i 
dence. Portland, Me. 

— Willis Uazcn Kimball, (2341-i. p 
9791 b, l),:C,2, l*t.T, Lridgton. Me, 
Physician. Meutield. .Mass. 

:ArH -VTF.S 'IF A,MHEi:ST COt.I K(iF,, 

—Rev. John C. Kimball. Harttor.i 

— William B.Kimball, 19 Upton St., 

Boston, Mass. 
— Rev. Joseph Kimball, Andover, 


— Wm. S, Kimball. Foxboro. Mas>. 
— Sereno T. Kimball, 420 Main -St.. 

Rockland, Maine. 
—Harrv (i, ivimball, 400 5tU St., 

X. W., Washington. D. C. 
—Mark R. Kimball. Waynesvilic-. 

X. C. 
—Everett Kirnball. Worcester. Mas- 

— EdwarilT, Iviuiball. Portsmout!.. 
X. H. 

— W. Ku^.'-euo Kimliail. 4:','; Clinton 

Ave,. Brooklyn. X. Y. 
—Arthur H. iviraball. 030 Xorth 

Carolina .\ve.. Washington. D. C. 


February, IS'^S 

AMES OF THE DESCESDAyTS OFRICHARD Gcorg-e MorriU Kimball A. B. Yale 1871 


GRADUATED FROM HARVARD | Mareus Morton Kimball A. B. 1886. (51: 


[Note — Marshall Gunnison Kemball 
S. T. B. 1854, is the only descendant 
of Henry Kemball in tlie male line who 
has been graduated. The descendants 
ut Kichad Kemball have with two ex- 
ceptions spelled their names Kimbail; 
tliey are thirty ei^rht in number. The 
names of five Kimballs are found on 
the catalogue for IsOT and 189S.] 
Arthur Kemble. M. D. 1363 is the son 

of Edmund Kimball, A.B. 1814 (4201 
Laurence Grafton Kemble M. D. ' 1883, 

is a frrandion of Edmund. (741) 
Benjamin Kimball A.B. 1753. A.M. (113) 
Kev. True Kimball A. B. 177S A. M. (7.'i 
Jacob Kimball A. B. 1780. ^200l. 
Rev. Jacob Kimball A. B. 17SS. A. M. 

Rev. John Kimball A. B. 1702. A.M.(1->1) 
Jabez Kimball A. B. 1757, A M. Tutor. 

Rev. Daniel Kimball A. B. 1300, A. M. 

Tutor. (1751 
Rev. David Tenney Kimball .A B. 1803^ 

A. M. (175) 
Leonard Kimball A. B. 1804, A. M.(180) 
Edmund Kimball 1814. il»6) 
Horace Kimball, M. D. Ii2i. (63). 
Benjamin Ga^-e Kimball .\. B. 1837.(333) 
William Mann Kimball M. D. 1830.(487) 
Henry Coleman Kimball A. B. 1840.(333) 
Jonathan Kimball A.M. 1851. Professor 

Washing-ton University. Mo. (689) 
Jerome Bonaparte Kimbail. A. B. 1852 

David Pulsifer Kimball, A.B. 1856.(662) 
Charles Augustine Kimball. A. B. Am- 
herst 1654; A. M. Amherst. 1S56. 

•lohn Hancock Kimball M.D. 1857.(1112) 
Edward Harrington Kimball A. B. 1358. 

Franklin Bryant Kimball M. D. 1858. 

Rev. John C. Kimball, S. T. B. 1859; 

A. B. Amherst 1854: A. M. Amherst.' 

James Henry Kimball M. D. 1867. (6351 
(-'harles Warren^Kimball, A B. 1871.(675'; 
Wallace Lowe Kimball A. B. 1875. (638) 
William Frederick Kimball, H. B. 1875; 

LL. B. Boston University. 1877 

Elbridg-e Oerrv Kimball A B 1877- 

LL. B. ISso. 
•Samuel Ayer Kimball A. B. Yale 1889; 

-M. 1). 18.82. (855) 
^-amuel Ayer Kiaball A. B. Vale 1879; 

M. 1882. (8551 

Georg-e Washing-ton Kimball A.B. 1887. 

Willard Robert Kimball, A.B. 1888.(907) 
Moses Dav Kimball A. B. 1889; LL. B. 

and A. M. 1892. (512) D. Mar. 31. 

David Kimball A. B. 1893; A. M. 1897. 

Is now in the Law SchooL (950) 
Thatcher Ravmond Kimball A. B. 1895. 

Edward Batchelder Kimball LL. B. 

Columbian University 1892; LL. B 


Elliot Ch-.imberlain A.^ B. 1896. (775) 

The figures in brackets denote the 
pag-e of the Kimb.all History on which 
the fii-st mention of each graduate is 



i774— Timothv Kimball, d. 1786. 

1813— William Kimball, d.l823. 

1816— James Kimball, d. 1821. 

1816— David Kimball, minister and ed- 
itor; d. 1875. 

1818— John P. Kimball. M. D.. d. 1884- 

1837— Edmund Kimball. 

1856— Gilman Kimball, M. D., d. 1892. 

185S— John Edwin Kimball. Teacher 
and Supt. 

1877- Arthur Keed Kimball. 

1879 — George .Morril Kimball, Harvard 
M. D. 1984. 

1879— Samuel Aver Kimb-all, Harvard 
M. D. 1884. 

1888 — George Converse Kimball. Ph. B. 

1891— Frederick Strong Kimball. 

1892— James Hugh Kimball. Ph. B. 

1S95— Charles Adams Kimball. 


1877— Richard Kimball, (Harvard 1880) 


1884— Herbert Harvey, Kimball. Signal 


1S44— James Monroe Kimball. Minister. 
1854 — Rodney Glentwood Kimball, A.B. 

1861: A. -M. Hamilton Col., 1883 

Ph. D. 


Daniel Mather Kimball, Teicher. 


1829- Pavid Teuney Kimball, Jr., Min- 
Daniel Kimball, Teacher. 


1870 — Marv E. Kimball. 

Kimball F'amiiv X^'^s. 

coLBi- rsivEP.s[-ri-. 

IS^O— Charles FIoU Kirrihall. T-a-'her 

HASin.TO.V CriLr.K-fJE. 

1822— Peter Kimball. lAndover Theo. 
Sem. ); d. I-'j:. asred "S-J: oldest 
graduate of Aiidnver. 

BANGOR TUK.>t.i/i-;ic«:. sf:mi>-aby. 
1*47— Edward Ficknt Kimlr.ll, Minis- 

MtrHtffAX TNIVEK.-ilTV. 

ISfiS— Elbert L. Kimball. Lavrrer. 
1?54 — Aaron Kimball. KanU-er. 


IS.iO— Cuarles CottoQ Kimbail. D. D., 
Cni'ic. Theoi"i''al >eiTiiu3.-y. 1?'^- 


— Albert Barnev Kimball. Editor. 
— Char'f* .Au^-j^tus Kiint'^il. Lavr- 
1S90 — isarah Bertha Kimball. 
TLLINf't'S rN'rvrR*iTT. 
1SS4 — Ed'-vin Eajmoisd Kimball. Jour- 
— Clara .N.'aud KimVall. Music 'n 
1*94— Conrad B.-vaot Kimball. Archi- 


1ST4— WiUard Kimball. Highest; hon- 
ors in music afterwards. 


HSl— William War;: Kiniball. Clergr- 


HSl— Herbert Sewail Kimb.-ill. Liw. 
ng-i— Ehvard BatcbeKi-r K-mb.T >!, ISO:, 

1S93— CUccon KiimiU. C. E.. Cornell. 
— Claren';e KimbnU. 
— Arthur tampivei'. Kimball. 
H.;,)_.Edward ^uilivac Kimb-all. M. D. 

COLOaAD'l bCHOol ..F .MI.vK.S, 

— <jeor:re Keith Kimbail. .Metalur- 

— fo-;eoh -Saiith Kimbail, Mininjj 

T'-FFT « r^Ll.en.K. 

— Fred E.bert' Kimball. 

OlVEK.-ilTr "F a-MCuN.-IV. 

—Charles Bradbury Kimball. Kuild 


This Asa Kimball wa.s the first settler 
in .-^ton-e. Vt. It was then a wilder- 
ne'ie. He built a log- house about I'iM.-, 
and a frame house in 1>13. which is 
still staudiGg. His five children %vere 
'iK^rn there'.'and there he died in ISn". 
His de.scendants are numerous, al- 
though but three of his children be- 
j came the heads of famines. But these 
I r.ere ail men of prominence. Charle.s- 
•\V. ri.ii-?] was the fattier of Charles 
Lloyd [-.'^S.?], now a dealer in lumber. 
I Healdsb-arg-. Cal., whose brother Ha- 
I man A. [-•.3*4j is in business in Oak- 
jland, Jal. Both served in the la'.- 
war, and the latter was present at th>- 
j surrender of Gen. Lee. 
I La'xe Kimball [l';4:>i the j-^ung-est 
I son of Asa. had eleven children, nine 
of whom become heads of families. 
Seven of these were born in Stowe. 
The old homestead is owned by Mat- 


J. Kimh-.' 

r] who having- 

been in business in Connecticut for 
the past nventy-dre years, has relumed 
to Stowe where he has bnilt a new 
horae. His sister, Lrdia Ann [Kimball] 
Simmons [23SS] has also retumeii to 
Stowe. A brother. Luke W. [:.'39l] has 
been in the employ of N'orth ^t Judd of 
>iew Britain. Conn., for over twent.v 
I years, and has eharg-e of their four en- 
■ g-mes. -while Charles R [JZ:'-,] has been 
i policeman of Meriden for over fifteen 
I years. 

1 On Thanksgiving- day. lS9i3. twenty- 
1 five of these brothers, sisters, nieces. 
j nephews, and grand-nephews met with 
! Charles P. and had a rrand old fasii- 
I ioned Tharkso-u-ins- reunion. It is said 
I that the policeman kept them well in 
1 order, and that not one went hnngry. 
I Rat ir.asmuch as a full stomach of 
j wholesome food always conserves the 
I peace, tt is not likely he had serious 
! trouble as an officer. 

February, 180S 


Mrs. Ella F. ICimball Johnson. (18S0) 
of Uostoti, sends for four copies of the 
Vkws f.-)i- sh.> wants each of her boys 
lo have a c ipy. 

F. I. Kimball of Hermine. Pa., sends 
>is .5.'). 00 '-to help along- the paper 
enterprise. I fear it will he needed 
and maro too.'" 

F. -M. Kimball of this city sends a 
note saying, "put me down for twenty 
copies at gl.OO a year." 

Col. Dyer writes that he will help to 
the extent of twenty copies. 

Sumner Increase Kimball of theU.-S. 
Treasury Department, at Washing'toQ. 
and Supeiinte ndent of the Life Saving' 
Service, sends for two dozen samole 
conies, and two yearly subscriptions, 
anii thinks a good many Washington 
Kimballs will want it. 

Solomon F. Kimball of Salt Lake 
City, sends 33.0 I and likes th^ enter- 

Sumner Kimball of Lovell, Maine 
sends S-'.OO and is deighted with the 
idea of a family paper. 

These are a few encouraging words 
we have received. 

Robert Andrews was the emigrant 
ancestor of (fov. Audre%vs, the war 
governor of Massachusetts, and also 
of Pricilla Hazen who married Benja- 
min Kimball, [8.t] the fourth in de- 
scent from Pvichard Kimball, the immi- 

MARRIED— In Everett, Mass., Nov. 
10, 1897, by Rev. Albert Watson, Josiah 
S. Keuerson, of llarnett. and Miss Eliz- 
abeth Stevens (LSiU) of Peacham, Vt. 

Mr F. M.K. extends congratulations. 

DIED In San Francisco. Dec. 5, 

Elmira J., beloved wife of Thomas D. 
Kimball and mother of Grace Kimball 
and Mrs. Lena Soule, aged tiT years, 11 
months and-0 days. 

Thomas Dar forth Kimball, not in 
book, belongs to Thomastown, Maine, 
family: brother to .Moses Coombs Kim- 
tall, also 01 >Saa Francisco. 

IJORX— In Willsboro, N. Y. Dec. 10. 
Isyr, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. 
Kimball. They call him Richard. (See 
page S34 Kimball History.) 

We have a comprehensive sketcii of 
the life of Heb^rC. Kimball in type, 
but notwithstanding our increased 
space, must hold it over until next 

.\ painter in the employ of C. P. 
Kimball Carriage works of Chicago, 
committed suicide because of illness. 

The well known writer. '-Marian 
Don 'j-1 as" is -Mrs. Annie Douglas[Green! 
Robinson. Her mother, Harriet Kim- 
ball, married William Green of New 

Edwin Raymond Kimball is e.\- 
change editor on the Chicago Times 

Several correspondents speak of the 
Family News as '-our paper." That is 

Kimball Mountain is one of the 
White Mountain Peaks in New Hamp- 
shire, while the Kimball ponds, lakes, 
rivers, and hills are too numerous to 

The battle of Saratoga was .the de- 
decisive battle of the Revolutionary 
war. Will some of our younger read- 
i ers, older ones not excluded, tell us 
who was the hero of the battle. 

'.he right way to look at it. 





Kimball Family News. 

Notes Personal and Otherwise. 

Abel Kimball i?!33) of Thiveiiport, 
Iowa, hi'.s bef-n vifiting- friends in To- 

Arthur Reed Kimball writes in a re- 
eentissue of The Outlook on. --The Ag-e 
of Disfig-urements/" 

Herbert Wood Kimball. (iiiTii of lios- 
ton. is Registrar of the Massachvissetts 
Sons of the American Revolution. 

■ Kate F. Kimball. 1*7 W. Get.esee St.. "V T ', 

Buttalo. X. v.. is Kxecutire Secretary j '^]^^^^ '^'''^' 
of the Chautauqua l.iterarv and Seien- ''" "^ 
tific Circle. 

Kllwood Pavi- Kimball of Wichita, 
ami G, F. Kmiliaii of Topeka. are mem- 
bers of the So.jiety of the Sons of the 
American Kevdlutiun. 

In referring- to names in the Kimball { - : 
History it will aid j]s if you always 

ff'-Te the page, and better still the an- i' 

cestors number as well. ! ' 

Edward Picket! Kimball of Waterloo. •■ 

Iowa. ,H.-ji) writes lie is r..-.t the ' 

Church Iiebt Rai.s+r. 'J'hut honor be- ' 

longs to Ed-,Tard K. of Chicago. ; 

We have received from Miss Ellen .V ' ' 
Kimball, of Worcester. Mass., an ele- 
Sant and unique brochure, relatintr to 
her school g-irls-. The lUustrutu.n.s ^ 

are exnuisite hiii f.t.uies, an.l the whole 

hoiesoinc and refined ■ 

T(..w.,rd 11. 1. iiaball, of Kansas City, 
was the ...i^e tosenda subscription 
to th^- XhW.- He sent one dollar with 
'.vishes fur s.,,.,,,.^s. 

■Vt a recent meeting of the Xe«- .'er- 
*ev Librar-,- As-neiation. held nn Wct. : 
n. at Nc.v lirunswick. Mr. \V. C. ICiin. 
ball, of I'assaic. was elected Vice i'lvs- , (1 
ident. : ., 

Mrs. Marv r. Kimball of SO lloiit-lle '' 
street. Kitci.bnrg. Mass.. spent a few ;_' 
lays !a.-t icmth with her son's family, i ■^,' 
anly stopping at the , ' 

iluuse lloit m. 

i'here are m(ire than one hundred 
ivimballs living in Chicago. Ought not 
to be much trouble getting up a reun- s 
ion there, especially as there are as ' 
many more living in other to%vns not a 
hundred miles distant. j 

\\. Loekwood Kimball of Pasaaic 
X. . I., has recently entered the .Mills 
of the \\ Strange Co.. Patters, .n 
where he i.itends to acquire the full 
kn,>;^;.,.jge..f th.. ruauufacture of silk •- 
r'.i I.- jiiece MiU-.-. etc. 

i.r.iTv;;!,. .\.. I-:imball. son of Augus- 

tine Iv ;-i>.:,:i U'U. i> Till, and who i^ 

:^ n., :; -;-t;,,it ge-erul freight agent nt 

tbe K.m;\ i.aind and Pacilic Railroad 

:■■'■• ■■■ "'■ a - ri-.iiv a:-cideut in this cil;. 

\\ liiie going upa stair 

ieii.i. Or. .McClintock. 

storm door and fell. 

breakina- his iei; 

Ex-State Serati^r Charles Henrv in-, i i. , , 

imball ,1.-,- f Parsons. atte.uUd the ! ,^'^'-- feneral scTieme of architectur 

■u tn... Umana Lxnosi^-ion is the creji 

..„ _ ,,., ...f the: 

Masons at Topfka. and ma. 
cm the occu.-iou. 

At a late ti..'vrr sii.uv h 
York Citv. a ti le -..', cti- 
cmservatori. s .,; Mr>. \^ 
of Ro.-h.-'ei- r.--."vcd soe.. 
and certiticale of Liward. 

AbelKimbai! ..t Madisoi 
of L:-inuel IP Kimball, i \ 4' 
friemls in Top>-ka aud pr-.-in c' 
avieu-of 1<. eating in bu~ii.e- 
htre or in some other western 

Mrs. Heleu (;. KirabaU .\th 
Waverley Hace. Newark. N. 

fair held in December for' the 
of the Cuildren's Hospital. 

in of the Archit. 

!!. of Postnn and 
er .-Vmericaii e.xpo- 

■^al.ora',. color ef- 
■■:f l::i.tiv slated. 
•.•.;:..!.. u ill pre- 

, , . Sarah Linise. s.-cretarv of the Cai 

OlHo. son f,>,.nia .\s.,,.,iat;, n. uas'uiUuig in 

. I that request"'!^ ' v^x re;,.' Ma^:.^ u'u 
-^ too ii:.:..!.,^t. We .Lm t .arc ;' Kov T. 
takes ,t up. To c.;iuu:y v,..ul I ,;,.tract 
from the interest. .No. we ciuiiot con- 
sent t,) put llauilet ou the stan-e with 
prince of Pen mark left out. 


1634 = == = = 1898 




narch, 1898. 

Vol. 1 , DLo. S. SC Cents a I'ecr. 

I mimball 
4 jfainilv 






Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition. 

Onia'iia. -June 10 Novenibsr, 1898. 

MESs:■^-. Walker \- K!mh\ll. Architects. 
<>maha and Bost.m. 



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— ^ -= 

X. V 



U he uiimballj'amily DZeios 

Topeka, Kansas, March, 1898. 

7, Ho. 3. Tern 

50 cents a year 



Samily Diews, 




■y.M.(«;iC.KL PAPKR. 




ci Monthlv. 




insas Av,3niie. 



: ill Pieli.ilf of theKlmh;i! 
1 liK' belliil 

. *'li b» InsHrtf'il on 
. tue oo\rr vii;es. at 5U 
• >u. orjS.'i'a jra.-. 
,;,.| inisoeii.infiMis C'im- 
.-.ler. U, t. KliiiD.ill, I'lj- 



. 5.1 rents a yeiir In advnuee. 
1 chi-ii-ks unless cost of t-.x- 

i.iintHered to coiMiuct 
■ar. Ill asking Irifur- 
y should be Included. 



j Third child o± Durau and Jennie(Fox) 
Kimball, born in Brooklyn. X. Y.. Dee 
31. ISSO. passed to the higher life at 
Pasedena. Cal., Dec. 2.7. ISDT, a few- 
days before her eigteenlh birtliday. 

Ambitious to earn her own way and 
become independent. st-ud3- and appli- 
cation weakened still more a physical 
constitntion. never strong-, she was 
compelled to relintiuish cherished plan^ 
and purelT_^ geiwaIo?lcal and try to regain her health. A sum- 
mer's rest in Illinoi.s brou^'ht no ap- 
preciable frain and it wa.^i decided to 
try the milder climate of southern 
California: but there, with all the oare 
an;l attention that could be g-iven. hope- 
ful of recovery to the last, she sur- 
rendered her hold upon this life and 
joined her older brother and sister in 
the life free from the cares, troubles 
and disappoin;raeuts of this: indeed 
she now says nothing- would induce 
her to return to this sphere of e.xist- 

.She was possessed of much artistic 
taste and skill, of strong- convictions 
on the subject of rig-ht and wronpr, of 
I strong- likes and dislikes, which were 
1 frankly and fearlessly expre-ssed, of 
. high character, aims and purpcses. re- 
served to the degree that formed but 
few intimate friendships, quicker to re- 
I sent a wrong or injury to another than 
to herself, tender and responsive to 
%vhatever appealed to her sympathies, 
yet absolutely in.sensible to physical 
■ fear, she -.vas developing into a strong 
. individual character, which now can 
go on with new impulses, helps and 
j cpp..Ttunities to a gr.indeui and per- 
fection uiiknown to earth life. 

' ."^li (ine ht- niifr* ut-w <"^^t 

. . .,., one are caot otf the ties 

1 that hold us here, those beyond 
sr lengthened and we are able to look 
with glad anticipations to the happy 
reunion so soon to come. 



Kimbafl FamiT^- XeWb% 

Good News. 
Readers will 60 regard it vrhen tney 
iearn tftut I'rof. S. P. Shavjiles. co-edi- 
tor with frof. Moi-i-ison, of the Kim- 
ball History, has offert'd to assume the 
position of g-enealogical editor of the 
Xkws for this year. This is the best 
evidence pobsib-le that the Xews is .£ro- 
ing to be worth scjinething-. St;bF<:ril> 
-rs may be eongratuiated. Erery one 
Interested shocld now take bold .and 
rive the XE^fs a booro. snd of course 
all are. or should be interested. 


j is given relative to Mrs. (Jarvins broth-,-i. 

f It srell illnsuates, hout-ver the- 
j, imi>ortance of g-iving fml details in 
[them'ost espiidt manner, when sup- 
( plying- data. Vt'e have alluded to this 
'elsewhere. Sarah Louise Kimball in 
her letter in Khis issue refers to it. It 
is absolateiy essential that those in- 
tere.sted and conversant with the facts 
should telpus out. Do' not inform u.^ 
simply that some oce was n:arried. or 
died, bat tell when, where, who and 
what, aad in the fewest possible words. 
But fn being brief omit none of the 
points 'jsualij given and wanted ic 
such casts. 

We do not claim the earth as onr 
field, b-,it we desire to work t!ie 
the whole Kimball fipld in this coun- 
try. Nowwhile the F:imily History 
has been oiily about a year from the 
press, very much of it ' was compiled 
some TPHPS ago. An examination will 
show that many hundreds of childi-eu 
hum kvir.hin thel tst treneratinn are not 
yiven as marrietl and many others liv- 
ing who are now deceasei. The older 
members are passing- away. Many who | 

v.e.-e given as livinsr when the book, nasi serve this paper. It will be worth 
i.-s lec", have already g-one b.-f^ re. It more in years to come than it is now 
thouTd be a part of the work of the i Keep it for binding. Do not send it 
News to fill all these gaps as they oc- j away to friends unless you have an- 
eur. as well as those not tilled by the other eopj'. Instead of that, send us 
orij.'iDal Compilers, ?^i>me of these are •: their names and we will forward sam- 
of themselves very interesting, sucii pie copie.*. 
ns that of Mrs. G-arrin, referred to in I ~*- 

ABBREriA-noxs:— \Vords that are oft- 
en repeated are nsualiy abbreviated: 
thus m. for married, b. for bom. d. fur 
died. In writing double given or Chris- 
tian names \vhere the surname oftec 
oecui-s of a hyphen is conven- 
ient to icdicate thata surname fuH^nv-;, 
ThnsRay-.Tones indicates tizii .i <r.!-- 
name is to follow, wliile Kiiy .7,,;i.-. :- 
to be understood rfs the full name of 
Mr. Jones. In our case Kirnbal! will 
be the name otrenest nnderstoiid 
and that will save its repetion or even 
the use of (K) sometimes added. 

It is hoped that the reader -will pre- 

!y Very 

laolher place. It is s 

-trange that the case of a bwrn Kim- i ''^^^ ^'^^ named in the History 

ball, one hundred years old, the moth- 
er of four children, should have es- 
caped notice, especially when a mem- 
ber of a branch so eminent as that to 
v.-hich Tren. Sumner. I. Kimball belongs, 
and move particularly when so much 

If you would enriuire about anv ICm- 
IS. 13 

a stamp to Prof. 
' Broad at.. Boston. 

j Chas. X. Kimba 
I up liis business at 
' Phillips A ca< 
I preparing for Yali 

Wellsboro. Fa., 
emv. Andijver. 


March, ISVS 


Edivard T. Kimball of Brockton 
Mass., son of Rufus Carlton (1325), 
would like the address of as miiny 
Xew Church (Swe.lenborfrian) Kimballs 
as possible. For his icfovmation we 
mention that Henry M. KimbaU (2002), 
Danville, 111., married Elizabeth D. 
Ager, a brotb'jr of John C. AgtT the 
eminent New Jerusalem divine of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. (p. 902.) 

He also asks about Moses KimbaU, 
prominent in Boston a quarter of a 
century ag^o and more, who svas known 
while in the Massachussetts Lei^'isla- 
ture as the "Watchdogof the Trea.sury" 
and thinks the rid commonwealth 
would be improved now if it had more 
men of his class in its service today. 
He regrets that Moses is not mentioned 
in the History, in which he is in error. 
He owned the Boston Museum and pre- 
sented the emancipation group to the 
city. He is briefly mentioned in the 
History, page 662. He was a promi- 
nent anti slavery man and, we think. 
is mentioned as participating in a gi-eat 
public meeting condemning Mr. Web- 
ster's 7th ot Mari'h speech, detail.s of 
which are given in Henry Wilson's Rise 
and Fall of the Slave l-'ower Like 
many others in the History he deserved 
a m'lre comprehensive .sketch th.m was 

He would like to leiirn something of 
Eugene S.. son of Mark Kimball, at 
one time a prominent real estate deal- 
er in Chicago, who is not found in the 

He also notes the omission of John 
T., son of Uufus (6.".4i page 3.".5, ".vho at 
last accounts resided in Buckeye. Iowa, 
although the names of nine children 
of Rufus are given 

This same correspondent also calls 
attention to an interesting omission in 
the family History. He writes that 
William, the tenth child of Edmund 
(2<0i, ipp. 186-71, who is cot ?iven as 
the head of a family, was not cnly a 
father, but a erandfather. He was a 

tighly respected citizen of Portland 
Maine, and that either his daughter or 
a grand daughter became the wife of 
Hiram Powers, the celebrated sculp- 
tor. Who can give further informa- 

Tracing Genealogies 

The scmetime difficulties to be over- 
come in tracing genealogies are well 
illustrated in the article by B. F. Cum- 
mings on the life of Heb<.-r C. Kimball. 
Something further on the matter is 
given in a long letter from Gen. Wil- 
liam Henry KimbaU of Park City, Utah_ 
He is the oldest son of Heber C. Kim- 
ball, and was born in Mendon, X. Y. . 
April 10, 1S26, hence is now almost 73 
years old. 

He says that when his father went 
to England in 1S3'J he made it a part of 
his work to trace up tlio family geneal- 
ogy. Not being able to complete it, 
he engaged with Elisha Kent Kane to 
continue it. Dr. Kane who subsequent- 
ly went on his Arctic expedition in 
search of Sir John FranKlin turned it 
over to his brother Col. Thomas L.- 
Kane, who made a report to Heber C. 
Kimball in IS.^4. 

Gen. Kimball says he then took up 
tile work, traveled over the British 
Isles, went to Germany, Switzerland 
and other countries and became satis- 
fied that the family is of Keltic origin. 
He declares that the family has no coat 
of arms, and believes it was originally 
the same as the Campbells A vast ac- 
cumulation of material that had been 
gathered was destroyed by iire. and 
the publication his lather intended to 
make was thereby prevented. He adds, 
however, that he still has memurauda 
carrying the family history back over 
five hundred years, more or less con- 

The New England society, of Indian- ■ 
apolis, gave its annual banquet on the 
evening of December 21. Ephraim Kim- 
baU and Howard Kimball are members. 

Kimball Family Xe-.vs. 


We 5nd the following in the IM.v-rt^ 
;\>w.S- of Salt Lake Citv. It will be o^ ' 
interest not only to the KimbaU Fami- 
ly, but to all interested in genealogical ■ 
research. The iWwo? says: i 

The News willing-ly g-ives space for i 
the following document, not only be- I 
cause it relates to the ancestral history ; 
of one of the greatest leaders ever 
raised up among the Latter-day Saints, < 
but because of the incidental sugees- ; 
tions that tend to show- how genealogies 
are traced in the United States. 

5L4.T, 12th. 1S9f;. 
Elder Solomon F. Kimball: 

Dear Brother:— To you. as the repre- 
soiiiatire of the family of Heuer C. 
KimbaU. I respectfuliy submit the fol- 
lowing report of my eiforti to trace the 
ancestry of the Kimbail family of Utah, 
and the results so far aocomplisbed. 

I began reiearcbes about tiiree years 
ago. in the urual way. I had searches 
made at Sheldon. Franklin Co . Vt.. 
where Ileber C. Kimball was born, and 
at St. Albans, the county seat, but not 
the faintest clue resulted. lafterwards 
wrote and sent remittances to expert 
genealogists in Boston, who are fau^il- 
iar with the records and gtnealogioa I 
literature of >Jew Engtancl. but still 
no clue was found to the antecedents 
of Solomon Farnham Kimball, the 
father of Heber C. Kimball. 

In the course of my sreuealogical 
work in N?w England during the last 
eighteen years. I have often met with 
the name Kimbal!. and have long been 
convinced that all beari-ngthe name in 
that region descended from two broth- 
ers named Henry and Richard, who 
v.eie among the eariy settler.-, of Mns- 
.>aohusett. But members of you.- 
father's family told me with much ap- 
parent confidence that Hel>er C. Kim- 
bali's grandfather came frota ScMland 
to Canada, and tli:tt the fiimily came 
thence to northern Vermont where 
I'.ener C. was born. 
This thtory was in contradiction to 

the .iedu'.'ticns naturally to be drawn 
from history, for no tide of emigration 
took sucli a course: yet it might possi- 
bly be true. Again the biography of 
Heber C. Kimballstates that his -grand- 
father and a brother came from Eng- 
land, in time to assist in gaining the in 
dependence of the colonies." 

N'otwithstauding the high esteem in 
which I hold this work. I have always 
believed this statement to be erroneous 
also: and that an ancestor much more 
remote than his grandfather founded 
in .Ameriea tlie line from which Heber 
C. Kiaiba.?ide.sccndea. I!ut every effort 
to correct or con 6rm either this state- 
ment, or the other respecting the alleg- 
ed migration from Scotland to Canada 
and thence to Vermont failed complete- 
ly, as did every attempt made by me in 
Utah anil In the east, to learn c-en the 
name of Heber C. KimlwUs grand- 
father. A member ot the family in 
Utah toi.I me he believed it was Thom- 
as, and that the latter, besiiles Solomon 
F. had a son Charles: but ttiis informa- 
tion was apochryphal. and. as later de- 
: velo.;5merttT5 -oroved. utterly without 
; foundation in. fact. 

I had tteeu pursuing my inve.stiga- 
! tions ab.>ut a year when T learned that 
i Prof. S.J'. .Sharpies, of Boston, was eom- 
■ piling a jenealogy of the Kimball fami- 
: ly descea<ied from Richard and Henry. 
: I con-esp«:»nded with him. but he could 
; give me n" information tending toshow 
' the line of descent of Solomon F.. fath- 
; er of Ileber C. Kimball. Abtiut a year 
I ago. when iti Boston. I called on the 
' Professor anil examined his manuscript 
; with his r-ssistnnce. but <nii- combined 
ett'-.rts fa. led t-i bri.lge the n-ap that in- 
i tervored in the line I s juffhtto connect 
; with his materi:!l. T found him an e-- 
; pert srenei-Sio^ist of e-itensive experience 
; aid scrop'vous conscientiousness. He. 
i like mv-;r-lf. was confident that the 
; Utiih Kinibansilescen.led from thefam- 
i iiy he W3S eonipilms'. but the trouble 
' v,-as to est.-ibli.-h the exact connection. 
] Murine my travels in Xow England I 
; ra.ide thorongli searches in the libraries 
. ot' Uostorj. and among records in mai.v 
. ditfer'-nt towr-i.. Mas aohiissetts. New 
; Hampshire. li'iode I--land and Connec- 
I ticut. bi'.t totaliv without I 
i did not ffct a clue to the missing link I 
was in search of. I next went to Men- 


March, 1S9S 

mucli kin. in 
to aid me in 
eestral line, 
iill otiiers I 

'~' . "•' - ^' ■•'; •' ' ri-'Tl couple, settled in Sheldon in lTy(5. 

~ - ■ ' ■ Uve years after the tir-st house 

■ "i.ilt there. In or iniojediutely af- 
— ,. . : '. ' ■ year, six oilier settlers named 

• liitter i-ereiv-il me witli kimb;tU iippeared in Siieldon. as buyers 
>s, b\'.t was totally unable I and owners of land, Toters. etc. Their 
.■li_>&in.L' the iTsp in his an- names u-ere John, .■^oloruon F.. .James. 
My ett'ortsat .Monroe, like ] Moses. Stephen and .lesse. 
ad made, v.-ere utterly fu- 1 l-'roin transactions that took place 
tile so far a.* supplying' the hiatus was | and contracts that -.vere made among 
concerned, but I came home from there | and bet u-een James and Meribah and 
more convinced t'aan ever that my theo- the other six Kimbalis. 1 became con- 
ry of the descent of UeberC. Kimball] vinced that they were one family, fath- 
from one of the two brothers named I er, mother and six sons. From ^bel- 
above, was correct, and that i would ul- { don 1 went to Enosburg' Falls, a yillao^e 
wimately verify it. t Som? mile.s distant, to visit stuie per- 

In XoVeraber last I ag-aln left L'tah [ sous named Kimbill of whom I had 
for the eastern states, partly on busi- | heard, in the hope that they were of and partly to get jrenealoirical rec- ! the a bo-.-e family and could stippiement 
ords. On arriving' in Bc^ston I aijain i the facts 1 had. 1 hist called on Mr. 
visited F'rof. .Sharpies, who had. since! FernaGd(j Cortieze Kimball about fifty 
my former visit, o-reatly aug-tnented his I three years old. who received me very 
Kii::ball collections, b-j; still he could i kimily. The moment 1 saw hira I was 
;.;>■■- no clue to the missing' link. 1 struck with his reseml.>l_ince to some 
r.p:-nr about a week in Uostoa making ! of the sons of Heber C. Kimball. This 
;i '.'-ji rjuij-h search of the workiin print I resemblance was not only s, en in his 
likely to c.>atdin a clue, but found not i features and physique, but extended 
the slightest one. Never before in all 1 to his language and mental •qualities. 
my eiforts had I been so completely j From hiiu I ootained a reiMid as far 
buttled. " ' j back as his grandfather, but n'-' farth- 

X'-it-.'-ithstanding thati hadrepeatei- er. Flis father was James, brother of 
1-- ■ri'tcn Co .Sheldon Vt.. the birth Molomon I-', and uncle to Heber i-". Kim- 
:: . ■■' "i iieber C. Kimbaii, and to ,st. j ball, lie did not know this, however. 
Ai ::!!<. th,i .Seat ot the county embrac- | and had never heard of i- C. Kim- 
iug >hcldon. and had been answered P-fi-il nor the latter 's father, 
by the town clerk of the former, and ilr. Fernando Cortieze Kimball's 
probate judge of. the latter town. I gfiindfather James h:id goue from 
that their respective records did not 'Sheldon to riMcliani, (anaiia, r-vnne hl- 
pive the iaforiuitiim I soughr. i deciil- j teen miles uoi"!! '.vh.-r- ni^ tuM.'ly was 
ed to visit those towns and'make a per- 1 reared, while U.-ber t .•.;;> fath- 
si.nul search. I left IJcSton in the f'lre er. abo'J* ^a.- -,1,1;.- 'iiue. rem.jv'rd t.) 
'•art iif ^_asr. mouth and p. fc"- days lat- ! ""es'^'-^ '- Thus these i'l'auch- 

.' :. !-;-.e.i in Slie!di.»n. Uavina' .--topped cs or' ' ■ :i-u 

'.: . , .-■ti 

oac.^ lo aijout i'-...i. ;i!i(L ti.e earl 
towr: rcc..'r.';.> of births. .T-ari-.-^ges 

wanted, and, were mere fr 

til a few years ago. The ,__..„, 

tery did nut contain a Kimball gvavt 
marke.l an s'lch. and several nj-ed pec 
:de. ii-V l,.ni,. residents of pl-rfce. o 
wn,_,;u I called, would give ice no u-U. 
The land records were my oniv re These I setirohe-l tho>-ou"j'hh 
t;,k;;ig full note... Pulnt.^rtog-heAu: 
facts au'' :lcdn.-:i..n^ i 
rhe-.' recoi-iis afforded, i coi^.^rr^icte 
ti.e following hyp.,ths.sis. hut was UE 
a.ile t,> fully couMrm it. .James Kin: 
bail ::nd his wife >ier:bah. eridentlv u 

ck of each 


i)f his ■■ 

Jon ha 
Me luid 


Kimball FamilT Nt 

l);ick la him but the six hundred were ?ot no trace of them there. I ionnd 
not, and Boston laivyers had olfered to two men named Kimball in Montreal, 
his descpn''aDlf, to try to r«cover them i They belocg-ed to tht Xe^T England' 
on acontiufrent fee. After le;iving- the ' faiuily. b;n not the .Sheldon branch. 
Shakers he removed to t<heldon. aooom- At Enosburjr Fails I was t'iven rhe 
panied by his six sons, one of whom address of Reverend James Edwin Ki 

t was gi eat grandfather to my inform 

I ant, and was named James. My inform- 

i ant could remember the names of two 

f others of the si.\, viz. John and Mos^s. 

I' This was a striking- contirmation of 

I the theory I had f.->rmed after search- 

ing the land records at Siieidon. I 
' communicatvd these facts to Professor 

^ Sharpies, and they were suiilcient to 

■ establish 

[ and then 

i: the ditKculties 1 had experienced 

;. findii g- ibe ^raodfathor of IJeber C. 

t Kimball. The birth of his lather Solo- 

t mon F., had not been recorded by the 

J town clerk of Hopkinton, N. H.. where 

• he was bira. He was one of the fami- 

: ly of eleven childrt-n. the births ot 

[ nine of whom are properly recorded: 

'• but his came, and that of a younger 

',,.. brother Jos-,e are omitted from the 

birth record. It has always been suj.'- 
posed that the birth record of this fam- 
ily was complete, hence Solomon F, 
1^ was not supposed to belong to it, and 

hence the difficulty of connecting him 
with his narents. 

Thi.s connection made, the line was 
complete and perfect back to Ri-jhard 
Kimball, who was born in Rattlesden. 
Suifolk County, Eng-land, and who. 
with his brother Her.ry. came to Mas- 
.-achn^s.'tts in 163-}. This Richard had 
Benjamin, born 1M~; he had David, 
born lari; he had Jeremiah, bom 1707: 
and he vrjis father of James, born 17,';ri. j 

who married Meribah . and set 

in Sheldon. Vt. . and among- whose 
sons wp,s Solomon F., father of Ileber 
C, Kimba;i. The latter was sixth in 
descent from Richard the immisTant. 
and the seventh ireneration of his line 
who had lived in America. 

I rea'ard the corTectnc--s of tnis pedi- 
gree as beinsr well authenticated, but 
am correspondina- with members of the 
family in the east witii a view to furth- 
er contirmation and information. I 
particularly desired to learn more of 
the uncles" of Fleber C. Kimball. As 

, ed resident of Webster Citv. 
Hamiltoii County. Iowa, as likely to 
have vakiable information. He is a 
son of James Kimball, brother of Sol- 
omon F.. and consequently is first 
cousin to Heber C. Kimball. He re- 
mained in or near Sheldon until past 
middle sjre. and no doubt can g-ive 
snme account of his uncles and aunts, 
tion with his material; ' -who -voe the children of James and 
easy expiination of ; Meribah Kimball, parent.^ of the Shel- 
don family. I have written to him 
and am awaiting a reply. 

B. F. Cr.MMisGS, Jr. 

The Family History. 

Every one should have the Kimball 
History, but not everj- one can hare il 
because no: ecoug-h copies were printed 
to supply them. The sing-le volume ed- 
irion is alret-dy e.-shausted. The two 
volume edition costs SI. TO more orS*i.iX). 
Some do not understand that the value 
of this history will increase as the 
years go on. In the year of 1S70 a 
similar history of another family was 
published. A member of that family 
informed the writer a few days a::o 
thtit he obtained a copy some years 
ag-o with great ditiiculty. Now they 
cannot be had at any price, and be 
e'l I has refused S-IO for the copy he has. 
So it will be with Lhe Kimball History. 
Nor is there any doubt but the New.^j 
will increase in value with ag-e. Every 
number should be preserved and bound. 
That is why the change in form is made 

A considerable number have intimat- 
ed tneir purpose of giving the Xetws ad- 
vertising. .\11 such will be acceptable. 
No such reluctance as was felt at first. 

stated above I have a full record ot 

the posterity of uncle .Tames, but I i toward .soliciting support is now felt 

was able to Jearn Ilttl!? or nothing of j t„ 

the others iu respect to their p.-os-eny. 

I To some e.vtent ^he Nkws is rci-ogujzed 

What I learned at Sheldon led 
surmise that they went to Canail 
I subsequently went to Montre 

a family aitair, and is a trial enter- 
year. If it is 
11 be contiautrJ. 

aGdiP'''Se for the comin 
but) wanted after that it 

March, ISMS 


An eastern cousin sends for the Xkws ! this nximber. We are also under obli- 
and wants to know why his name is , i.vation to Solomon F. Kimlj.a!l for the 
not in the Kimbail History, ashisfath- j life of hi^ father from wlaoh we may 
er'b is. He gives his fathers name, but 1 draw in future, 
does not give his number nor the paii 
and the initials mi-ht belong to any \ '^^^^ '"^''^- "^^^^^ the Kimball family is 
one of the several Kimbalis. Other j descended from, or the name derived 
correspondents are quite as indefi- i ^^-'^^ Campbell is doubtless an error, 
nite. There are manv Kimbalis. and ' It has been i.eld by many, and is men- 
many of their descendants, whose i t-io^ed with some favor in the Hon. 
names are not mthe Kimball History, j John KimbaU's History of his family 
It is mostly the fault of those' who j li^e. Mr. Sharpies finds no g-round 
should have furnished information. ! for it. and even the Kemble ftunily he 
Mr. Siiavples «Tites us that he is even | shows to be distinct, and that name is 
uo<v. g-reatly delayed in his work on | ^ery near that of Kemball, the old 
the supplement, because he does not \ method of spelling, and still in favor 
get answers to his letters. The Kim- j ^vith.some. There is in Kansas a family 
ball book is remarl^-ably complete and! whose name is s^ielled Kimble. This 
unusually accurate, yet it abounds in | one is of pure Irish de.sceot. Some at- 
errors and omissions. ] tempts have been made to connect the 

To malie such a worl< approach per- j name with that of.Kimberley, still ■join- 
fection would require prompt and i mon in England, but without any prot>- 
hearty CO operation of all interested. | able ground for it. It is h.iped that 
In this connection we quote the follow- j some day a further exploration into 
ing irom Mr. Charles Tubbsot Osceola. I the misty past may bring the family 
Pa., who is something of an expert i record.s nearer to the fountain head, 
on .such matters. He is not connected I 

with the familv, but is interested in all ' 

genealogical research. 



%Vith this number is given 
mense number of corrections at 
tions to the Family History. 

d addi- 
It will 

ily. It is most valuable. Also it is I to sit dcwn and note on eaci proper 
more full and complete than most I page, the corrections and additions i.'iv- 
family genealogies, ] ^n in the Appendix, commencing on 

I think however the mam value of i ,,,,. ,,-, ^i, „ . <.,,i, », 

, . -., ,-. , ,, ,. ., ^. paffe 114 1. W lien these are too long to 

vour work in the Kimbail l-amilv>ews i ' " = 

will be in rounding out. supplement- ! >:opy, reference to the proper page in 
i^i-- ' -■-•I completing what the coinpil- j the Appendix can be made. Tiie same 
v.- 0-- .lie book have not done. As >ug- ■ p^.^a ^.^'^ be followed to a considerable 
L' --ria it mav be in extendinet-he K:iff- ! ^ ^ ■,, i, „ i „ nf-^^- 

i.s.i aL,.cstrv back toward tlie conquest ' '■■^^^■"^- "'^^'^ changes and aauit.ons 
or ailing up gaps wliich exist ia the ' i-'i^"*^'! ''^ the Xew.*. lo help make 
printe I record." | tliese supplementary n<jtes co;-i-ect, cor- 

Mr. Tubbs then mentions one in- j re.^ponderits should use the utmost 
stance of the latter, and refers to the | oare in writing dates, names, initials, 
short account given on page .1^.5 of He- ^ etc.. malcing every one as plain as print, 
ber C. Kimball, "the most widely known ; After all tliis is done mistakes may oc- 
the world over of all your generations, i cur. One may write ■■br<jther" when 
a man reputation was not only • he means •■sister," and. ;t mav be <.jver- 
aational. l>ut world wide." | looked in proof-reading, as may be .seen 

It was the purpose to partly fill this i in auotlier column, wliere Elizabeth 
omission last' month, but the change . i'. Ager is said to be the brother of 
iu form enforced postponinent until Ucv. John C. Ager. 

Kimball Farailv Xew?;, 

Additions and Corrections KinriraH History 

Page 20— Xaxct KEjraAr.i., ni. Georg-e 
Glover Cooper: 'h. Feb. :il. l~'.li. 
Kingston, Mass., d. Bervriefe, Me.. 
May 10, ISiiJ: eldest son of Vathan- 
iel and Margaret (Glovert Cooper. 
Hewasastiige prc»prietor and at 
one time resided in Waltham. 
Child: George Glover Cooper, b. 
Waltham, Mass.. Apr. 'i, IS2-1- Re- 
sided in Rocliester. X.Y. Co-editor 
and pufcUi^her of Eoeliester Dail^" 
TiTnes and Advertiser; in., Oct. 0. 
184S. Theodo.iia Aurelia lianta. 
daug-literofWro. and Mary Banta. 
Cobur?, I'pper Canada. Cliildrtu. 
George (Uo-^er Cooper, b. Sept. 20. 
lS-19: Nathaniel Cooper, b. 13.^3: 
Aurelia Banta Cooper, h. IS'ii. 

Page 1137— Abigail Kimball, b. 1772. d. 
Feb.l7, ISiO at Philuae!phia:n!. I'apt. 
^.'athaniel Frost, b. Jan. 22. 1771. d. 
Oct. 13. 1S17. He was a merchant 
of Kennebunk. and commanded a 
company of horse. Son. John Frost, 
b., Kennebunlc. Me.. Jan. 2r,. 1600. 
d., Philadelphia, Dec. 2S, ISiiO. A.B. 
Harvard, 1S22. taught in Boston 
and Caml Bridgeport. Mas-;., removed 
in 1S23 to Philadelpliia where he 
taught until l>4.i. He wrote many 
books, some of which had a large 
sale, among these are v- Pictorial 
History oli the World, a Pictorial 
History of the I'nited Statt-s, and 
Lives of American Generals. 

Page 1133 — Ei'>irx0 Ki>rB.i.l-i>. b. Feb. 
11. K^jl: m. Mercy Frost, si.ster of 
Nathaniel, b.Apr. 10. 17-'4. d. Ports- 
mouth. N. H.. Sepr. \<::\. 

They were the children of Biig. 
<jen. John Frost, b. Sept. .'i. 173S. 
d. July 10. Ijoo. EUot. Me., and 
Margaret X.y.vell. 'Inu. o£ Kbenez- 
er Xowell of York. Me. 

i'age 23— Last iine Richard sh.i-;!', '. 

l-'age 371— Middle 0£ p.age. date ot :-.■ 

,ond marriage should be 15.58 not 

Page f.7 — Pate of marriage of Jona- 
than Kimball was 17W not 1729. 

Pages .53-7.5 — ^Xo- -53, Eleozur should 
probably be Eneazer. Th^e spelling- 
of this name is however very indefi- 
nite. The Standard Dictionary give^ 

In Index— Martha H., h. 1S27, .should 
be 1S27 Matthew H., 5W-904. 

Page OC, Xo. 130— The name of Boice 
ICimball should be Bo;, ce. .A.boQt 
every time bis name is- met with on 
the records it isspelt differently. In 
his father's will it is distinctly Boys. 

Page 127 — ^No. K'l s-hould be Moses not 

Fag-e iU9— i Frank Lewis ha~one child. 
Bessie May. b. Apr. il. l^' 
ji Han £., b. Dec. S. 1--.5- 

23. 1853. 
iii 5iarj- Lillian, b. Mar. 16, 1309, 
d. Dec. 3-t), 1350. 

Page 71i» — Wm. H.Kimbaii's father was 
Reuben not Eichard. 

Page 7uer— Deborali L. Kimball, dau. of 
" Putnam aad Eiean-a- .rimham- 

Kimball, b. 1316, at Plymouth, m. Eleazer H.BarQeS. son of 
Elli^and Mary i Holmes- B.-irnes. b. 
131.5. in Plymouth. 

Ellis Barnes was youi.gest s.m of 
Benj. and Deborahi.lloimesiBarnes. 
Benj. Barnes was sra of Benj. 
and Experience tF>yderi Harnes. 

Uenj. I'araes was son of Wra. 
and .\lice (Bradford) Barnes. 

This Alice Bradford was dau of 
\Ym. and Cebecca if.arf.ett, Brad- 
ford and great grand dau. of Gov. 
Wm Bradford. 

d. Aug- 

Avrn-m-sfi bt the ■editor. 
re ,-.79— IlrKBES KlME.^Li, was born, 
'live." seventr rear-, hnd d'edinthe 
samehou>el.: F.-t r, ..,,.rd. X. U.. 
Apr-3,I.o.U,.M.t.;. l-:-'. Lhildren 
-;: ; )":::rn ill Fa-,t .. ..QCwr:.: i: ad aone m 
■, -r,V;iDt'.n a-- Stated on p. 557. 
■ 1 and 1'J''.4) 

Marcli, 180S 


>:'aore 5!i 5— ^Vri.LiAJi Knir.vLi,. Daug-h- 
ter, Mrs. t^xira Jane Masters is 
still living- at Oak Park lUiaois. 
The remarks sipplied to B. J. >ras- 
ters at the bottom uf pa^e, "He is 
a pioneer preacher etc..'' belong to 
the above William Kimball. 
Page 2.?<>— ApiGAir. Kimb.\i,l, b., Xorth ' 
Berwick. .Me.. Itee. 3, i7iW:m. James 
Garvin, blacksmith, .July 9. ISOO. I 

'i- • Mrs. Garvin is still- iiv- j 

inar. in her I03rd year. K-ith her 
<iaughter Mrs. Andi^ew S, Wrig-hi-, '■ 
^Ve.stford. Mass. Four children, 
three of whom are living. Mrs.J.U'. 
Newcomb and Ezra r.arvin. not ; 
mentioned in the Uistorv. Her! 

brothers i:JO:. to 

pp. 4;-.'-42 

?iven. An interesting sketch of 
his centenarian aunt, from the Hos- 
ton Globe of Jan. 20, ISOS. just, at 
hand throug-h the kindness of Gen. 
■Sumner Kimball of tlie Life t;uvin< 
ti.erric-e. ^Vashing■ton. D. C, will be 
an attraction in the .\pril issue of ' 
the Nkws. j 

Pag-e Coo— Jacob, son of Jacob (JlOi. 
The following- item by Samuel A. i 
Gre-in appeared in theiioston Tran- ' 
■script of Feb. l", Hi.s. The date 
3f his birth in the History is given 
Feb. 22. This item gives one an • 
idea of the man htrger than that' 
conveyed in th<^ iiistory sketch. ' 
Mr. Green writes: : 

■•There are several tunes called -Gro- i 
ton given ir difterent sini.rina- books. : 
but the earliest one £ can rin.l is in 
Jacob Kimball-s -Rural [i-jrmuuv,-pub- 
•i».ied in Boston in the vear o'f iT'i-j-! 
and I am inclined to think tiiar the 
author of tixe work wrote it himself. ■ 
Mr. Kmiball was bora in T.-,y,iicl,i. 
Mass.. ou Fell. 1.^,, iriii un<' .-rui'i-r i 
at Hurv^ird College in the ch.Wof'lTso. 
He stmhed law with Jud-e Wiili.m 
Uetmoreof .--alem and was admitted 
tothe bar m the y^ar of irsi.V ilcfore 
tiii, time he was a ^chool teaclier and 
a noted composer of singin- lie wr.,'te 
quite a number of tunes, and some of 
t.u-m w-ere named after the towns 
"Bere he taught music. .Vt one 'ime 

he lived in Amherst, X. H.; and it is 
highly probable that he named the 
tune after this town. He died at Tops- 
field ou July 24. 1S20." 

Page 223— Amos Ki.mbai.i,, (.?.50) was 
born 1700, not I860. See p. 117. 

Page 93— Isaac; (20u) son of Isaac ['.to) 
died, 1774, not 17-44. See p. 17 5, 

Pages 1011 and 1012— IVrs. AltheaKSn- 
ball Murphy and Mrs M-.randa Kim- 
ball Carrol, are living at Kuid, Ok.. 
and not in San Iiiego. Cal. 


Page 7ii;v_x-i Mary, daughterof Beno- 
ni Cutter Kimbiill. married Dec. 3. 
1803, Jam-s -MudNon Po-^t. a teleg- 
rapher of East Lebanon. X. H. 


Edwin Dun.ster Post, b. Feb. 3. 
l5''.ii. is an engineer and lives in 
Lebanon, N, H. 

Jennie :Maria Post, b. .Vpr. 7. l?ti;: 
married Joseph Leader. They re- 
side in Widehenden. ^lass. 

Kate EstellePost. b. Oct. •:;, ISto. 
teacher of violin: lives in East Leb- 
anon. X. H. 

Ella Louisa Post, b. Oct. 20, 1373: 
violinist: home in East Lebanon, 
X. U. 

-■dii Ellen Maria Kimball, daug-h- 
ter of Benonl Cutter Kirahail.'o. 
June 2;i. is:!,', married Sept. i^o. 
l^.iS, James Hrp.:-y l-'.M-;.-n-MU. In 
the early year, ..; ".-i, ;i..'.:Ti..! lit, 
he was ia comra::;,- ■,■ i-h *.'-.■■ IClni- 
ball Brothers of L;, ,•,,■,,, i .:. K.m,-;.,. 
later was an er,'. .:;...,■ i;.. -:,,. F", -; . 
Armorr at Sp..-: a . .-;,.■.,.; \[-,,, j^ 
Lovejor ,t Cj . Vander-A-ater St.. 
Xe^v V,.rk with liis residence at 
:vl St. Marks Avenue, Lrooklvn, 
X. V. 


Era May Ferguson, h. May u. 
1S73. is a teaclier in the pubi'c 
schools of Erookivu. 

Kimball Family Xcws. 

A Word from Sarah Louise KimDall. . tie a-ariien at our new home in Palo 

That vaner ..f on,-s is going- to be a'"-^""'^- I'^ere is only room for about 

ffr.-at enterpvi.e. and I am a,.iii..htecl *'"''^y *'''^'^^' ^'''^ ^^« ^'^^^^'^^ S'o in be- 

'" en. but this will bo more than 

that the family generally approve of 

! enouffh for ns, anU about all mv uioth- 

Our apples here are cot like the east- 
ern fruit, as thev need the colder oli- 

aud seem disposed to help it alon-. Ev- '^"^"i-" ^^^ ">- «'"" '^"•^"'' 
erv one who has studied -enealo-v at e'* "^'^ ^'^o^^" ^^^^^ <^^° ^^'■'-' ^°'-- ^ 
all will readilv understan 1 and ^-ree ""^ Soiug to have among the trees a 
withyouinvourvicwsastoitshi-herM*-- °^=^°="^' l*^""^^"' almoud. walnut, 
capacities. For several years past I ! """^ °^i^''^' '^'^^^'^'^^ P^^^^y ^^ ^^PPl-^^" 
have had the idea tiiat history should j '^'^"^"^* '^^'^ peaches, one or two plums 
1 1 u » T I tu „ 1, „r „ 1 - ^.„. ^°'l pilars, a nectai-iue and a quinc 

largely h>> studied throug-h geneahjg-y; | ^ ' ^ , ► ti -u 

otherwise many licks will be missing. 

Enclosed I hand vou a communica- 
tion just received from Roy T. Kimball. | ""^^^^ ^^e best apples in the State are 

As I ui.derstaDU it, Henl-v spelled his I ^'•""•^ ^ Siskiyou Coiu.ty, on the Ore- 
name Kemball. and Padiard Kimball. I ^"""^ ^■^°^- "'''-^ hrothei-m-hiw. Richard 
though the signature (?) of the latter j ^"•«"' "'J^';*^-"^ "* ^ "'^'^^ "'"^'^o*'^ ^P" 
to his will appear.s to be also Kemball. 'P^'^-'^'^^t'^'^y ^^••^'•^^ ''^^^ ^^^ '^^^'^'■^ 
Bat is this his own sigoature. or did ; "PP^-^ ^"^ ^^""^ "'J-^^'"^'^ "'^"^ ^'"^^T ^"'^'^ 
he sign bv making his mark, as many ' i"^'^*^^" '^^ ^^'- ^'''^'''' ^^^^ '^'-**^- 
^, : , . t-Z.-. i;^'> 'r „-„ .'.i,.!-- near >an .Jose, they have a L:-o(->d appie. 

others of his time din.' iown cierka . • , it 

Rhode Island t-ireenina-. ^\ hicii we like 

best of any we have had. :^!r^, Bur 
drove up to I'al... .\ito au.l broug 

in those times were not over particular 

I in -spelling proper names. 

i Can you not in.sert in the next issue , 

I a paragraph, perhaps in heavy type or currant and grape cuttings, and also 

i italics-'diroctins- the attention of the , ^""^"^ ^^^ ^^ ^- ^^^^^^^"S apples, yes- 

i' . ■ 1, 1-1. . -1. J! terday. She sent one ot her men up to 

' oousms specially to the necessity for , ■ ' 

C . . -,,■«" 4.- ,. : plow itiv lot. and has ordered mv 

i ti-ivmr' full iniormatiou as to uames. 

r. J » -1 t ^f „ „u , „• trees along with new ones for their or- 

f dates, residence, etc.. of members ot = 

8 , ., , ,^ . c ,.1 rr: *„ ^ i chard. They are very kind to us. and 

f. the tamiiy lett out ot the History and „,^.„ ^^ „_ „. .;:, „.,„,.^,. V,.,,..„ii ,..i,., i;,.. ,. 

? about V. hom they send forinformation. 

f The inaccuracies m the Hi.stoi-y are 

■■' chiefly the fault of the cousins them- 

;• selves, in not sending correct and full 
I " data. If they had properly tilled in 

I - the very complete blanks which were 

;, sent ottt. these urrru-s and 

I would not have appeared in the Ilis- 

l tory. insert such a paragraph worl 


,'""'"■" ■■"■■'■^ -- — •• - - AmoEv'the questions sent tlir 

«-ttlT TinjtriJthnn onr due aUtj'.vanee <^t - ' 


. the 

also to a. 


Porter Kimball 

who lives 

nest dcoi 

to me. 

Sakah Louise 


San Fran 


.Feb. 1, IS'JS. 

The a. 

n. .7 

ihn Kimball of 


X. (I,, ha 

s pla 

ced ns nnder oi 


for a Clip. 

• ' f 

li.-, histr.rvuf th 

e .Joseph 



iv. Th:s was 

the arst 

work of t 

he k 

iud issii.'d and 

the fore 

runner o. 


now elaborate 1 

istory of 

in the paper, and make it very urgent 

runner of the now elal 

—the more so the better. 

We are having a dry winter here, 
with more than our due allowance of 
frost, and farmers aad dairymen are 

the Kimb-all family. 

Among the question 
Prof. -Sharpies this nio 
was the wife of Hire 
sculptor?-' The m'im, 
.said to be fully ans- 
suggested in the inqui 
wani T. Kimball ..f 1 

suffering a good deal. Cattle are 
dying from the lack of feed on the 
large ranges in Monterey County. AVe 
are this week putting out our fruit 

trees, currants, blackberru ^ J!..i ru-p- 

on ix-ige a.-i where sum 

berrifcs. as we intend to hav, ,-■,: a :,t- 

are brought out. 

I.-.- F,.i 

Marc-h, 1S98 


G/;BE>-vTLr.E, N. H. 
Dec. 9, 1S97. 
Editor of "Kimball FAXii-r Nsw3." 

In the prospectus you issued, and 
in your sample copy, there were in 
your allusions to the '-Kimball Broth- 
ers" of Lanrence, Kansas, some slight 
errors to which I take the lib»^rty of 
callinjj your attention. 

Samuel and Frederic Kimball vrere 
among' the pioneer settlers of Law- I 
rence — they went out in 1S.54, in a^l- ' 
Vance of the colony from Worcester, i 
llass. — they were soon followed by j 
their families, and two other brothers, i 
Franklin and Edward, who joined the I 
colony. The-se four brothers formed 
a partnership and carried en an exten- 
sive business as Machinists and Foun<i- 
ers. Some years later they were joined 
by an older brother, George.' frors 
Sprino-Seld. Mass. He is now the only 
one of the brothers livin^j in Lawrence. 
Frederic was killed in "Quaatrell's 
Raid" in lSo.'>; Edward died of malarial 
fever. In 1^74; and Samuel died in 1*97; ! 
Franklin removed to Los Angreles, Cal., 
where he and his wife still reside. 

These five- brothers -vere the s.'nS' of 
B«noni Cutter (14,<>5) and Mary Dun' 
ster Kimball, of Mason Village, (now 
Greenville) X H. Another son, James, 
is a prominent citizen and city oiiicial 
of .Springfield. Mass., %vhile .\[arshall, 
seventh son, (but not sou of a seventh 
son) with his sen Fred Kenoni, oocuny 
the i}}.(\ homestead farm in Greenville, 
New Hampshire. 

When Frederic was killed hy the 
g'uerrilas, he left a widow, (now Mrs. 
Walter Howelll ind a daug'hter Ella, 
now Mrs. Leland C<x>per (widowl a ma- 
tron in the Indian Institution in Law- 
rence. Samuel also left a widow, and 
and she and Mth. Howell both reoiatii 
in the houses on Kentucky Street, erect- 
e 1 by their husband.', in the early years 
of the settlement of the city. Edward 

the youtii,'e&t brotiier, never married. throe brothers are resting' iu 
Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Georg-e Kimball and wife have an on- 
ly ding-hter. Cora Lena. She is a grad- 
uate of Kansas State Univer.-;ity, for 
several years a successful teacher, and 
is now the wife of a young lawyer of 
her native city. 

In Templa. X. H., a town adjoining 
Greenville, and on a farm almost con- 
tiguous to that of his brother. Kenoni. 
(l + ->'i: lived Isaac Kimball, il!S.5i and 
!i,s wife LuoindB (Tenney;. Like bis 
brutber, tie roohad a large family, and 
his posterity are scattered from New 
York to Texas. EUwood Dayis Kimball 
of Wichita. Kansas, vice president of 
your Mis.souri Valley Kimbaii Associa- 
tion, is one of his several sons. He is 
a native of Nashua, N.H., and the son 
of John G. Kimball, now deceased. 


Charles F. Haseltine of Philadelphia, 
i.s compiling' a g'enealog'ical history of 
his f.^uzily. He writes that he has 
for publication about 30. (/OO names of 
descendants, and thinks he is about 
half throug-h, Robert Haseltine came 
over in 1637, three years later than 
Richard Kimball, and was married in 
1639. His wife's family name is not 
S'iven in ttie Kimball Hi.story, but her 
name was .^nn. Their daughter Mercy 
married Benjamin, and their daughter 
Anne married Caleb, sons of the first 
Richard. Mr. Haseltine writes that 
I while he is not a descendant of any 
[Kimball, that his family is cioseiy 
identified with it, several near rela- 
. tives having man ied into the family. 
In his work he estimates that the Ha.s- 
eltine geneaio^'y, including' the female 
lines take in two-fifths of the Kimball 
1 genealoi^y. This will serve to show 
1 how close the relationship has contin- 
ued from the time of the two emigrants 
Richard Kimball and Robert Haseltine 
and is exceediag^ interesting. 

Kimball Familv Nevrs. 


.Tamf s Burns Wallace, 'of New York \ 
Ciiy, writes T,i-;it he is easi'ag-t'Cl ia cons- I 
piling: a genealoiy of the Wallace fam- 
ilv. whi^h his fiither left \manished 
when he died. Teb. 1.'. IS93. Mr. Wal- ' 
lace is the son of WUliam Allei Wal- | 
lace, who prepared the .si^etch of Geoi'a'e ; 
Kimball, ou pace ."i-Jl of the Kimball 
History. It raay be remembered that . 
we referred to this in tlie address pnl)- 1 
lished in the lir«t number of the Xkws. ! 
in connection with tiie destruction of , 
N'oyes Academy, Canaan. N. H.. in is:!.-,. ' 
Mn Wallace also f-urnishe^ some remi- ; 
niscences of those days. He writes;. ' 
Attending' the old school were sever- : 
al negroes. They weri; driven out of 
town, and none of them ever returned ' 
except one. who about two j-ears ag'o ; 
came back to see th-^ old place. He was ! 
an old man. had travelled all over the | 
earth and has become celebrited. His 
name is .\"' v:-'. . r' ru-mraell. He lives 
in y.'a-r>. ;.,-'! -' .and has written, 

.several ;- .■.^- ''" :-. a .Methodist minis- 
ter. He preach ed a .>ermon in the church 
and everyone for miles and miles aror.nd 
turned out to hear him. It was very 
stiring and no one could help but be 
impressed with the prophetic words 
which came from so old a man, as he 
told of the scctir-s lie ..a-s-d throag-h 
when he was iasi ti.crr. He was nearly 
blind and over -ij years old. but with a 
voice as powerful aad siv-eet as a 
man"e.. Tiie intimate friend of Douylas 
(Jarrison aad Khiliips, lie is a relic of 
past times. 

He referred in his -ermon to the tian- 
when all the neg-roes in tlie scho. .1. hca r- 
ing- that they were to be severely dealt 
with, g'atbered ia one room al the • 'cor- 
ner" and while there some men drove 
by at niu'lit, with y;uns, and lired 
t.jroug'h the window. He character- 
ized this incident in very strong- terms. 
After the sermon he met and shook 
hands with every fne. Ansono' them 
was the ^vand daughter of the man 
who Bred the shot. He did rot know 
who it was, but she told him. The 

nig'ht of the shooting the negrroes left 
town. My father's brotlier Oscar drove 
them in a team down the road towards 

The old man listened with much in- 
terest to the diary kept by my uucle 
I'.urns \Valiace, which related a full 
account of the trouble leading' to the 
burning- of the Academy. 

Sly father left many important writ 
ings behind, ^ome of them I shall 
publish, such as the History of Canaan 
and a Wallace Genealog'y, which I am 
at work upon now. I have not seen 
Mr. Morrison's '-Kimball Family,"" but 
shall take occasion to hunt it up. Mr 
M!orri-son had much correspondence 
with mv father. J. 1!. Wai.l.\cf. 

A family of Kimballs, or perhaps two 
or three families have long- lived in the 
vicinity of Jleredith. N. H. . During- 
the revolution there v,as a Typtain 
John Kimball of Mere-. Km. .InhnKim 
ball of Meredith married KIsie Edg-erly 
A number of deeds are on record at 
Dover and Exeter with the names of 
John Kim'Oall and wife Klsie of 3Iere- 
dith. I have an idea that this John 
had a second wife whose name 
Sarah. \ John Kimball '.vas in Mere 
dith ahouTrthe end of the la-t centurv 
who had a wi-i-'e Sarah: it may have 
b-eu the s-.ime .John, or his son. There 
was a David Kimball who lived in 
New Han^pton. the adioininsr town 
w"no went to I'elfast. imd lived 

the KevolutDn. ' 
hf wa.s-.' Thefr.-i 
a fancy for spelli:^ 
ble. [J^niarain K;- 
Ma.<is.. who was a 
lu tionarv armv i-^ ■ 

vard roll..o',. }y,.,\:. 
bel. bi:t as a rule h 



March. ISOS 

Mr. William it. KimbaU. agent of I 
the Fitchburg- R. R. Co.. oi Worcester 
Ma^is., seud.-i for the Nhws. and writes I Mk, 
a letter highly appreciative of Messrs. I 
^lorrison aud .Sharpies, anii of that lit- 1 
tie coUi-in (he thinks she is little; Sarah | 
Louise Kimball. He is interested in the 
matter of familv reunions and wants I 

The First Reunion. 

F. KlMI!.\I.l.. 

Topeka, Kas. 
My Dear Sir: 

I acknowledge with pleasure the 
[ receipt of the first number of the Kim- 
bull i'amily New^, and I have read it 
.-ith deep interest. Iheartllr secon.l 
to see a movement of the kind iu Xew | the siigffe.stion made In- ^aruli Lov se 
Engiaml. where, he truly says, the Kimball that v.e have a nutiona; reur.- 
woodsis fullof KimbaUs." " I ion of the Kimball Family. 

Ivory P. Kimball, grandson of Wii- I "" " "" " "'" ' * ' ' ' 

braham Kimball. (p. Uii.j, ha5 just nuva 

a reunion •.'....uld be iti;, M;:,-.. 
and tl;,tt i. -1 ■;> Tile to .-,ay that the first 
-■■''• - -i.Uy was hell! ir^ tiiat 

"1. which wasuttend- 
-- and gentlemen who 
uereue-,ceuuauis uf .leremiah iOmball. 
fne company gathered in the niTrninsr 
at the residence of Edward H Kimball 
and afterwards dined in t 

iie old Ipswich 
' generations 
e present. It 
-■etinff: and at 
it would be 
! have never 
e held 

riKRBEBT W. K!MB.\I r. (1'372) 

2S i<tate Street. Boston. 

appointed by President MeKin'. 
•Judge of the Police Court, at Wa>', ; 
ton. IJ. C lie is a .son of Wilbrai.^.u 
■Jr.. and was born in ,Tay. Maine. .May 
•i. lS+3: m. .Sept. -.">. ls.;5. Anna Lavinia 
Ferris of Fn-t Wayne. Ind. He 
first appomted Judge of the Foiice j nere 
Court in l9'.n. | wu^; a 

Klbert L. Kimball r:34oi was in l?i8s ; .^\'|' 
a republican candidate for governor of j h.-' 
.Missouri, and was liefeated by Dnlj j '■ > ' 
about n.O'M votes, proving thereby a I ^ ^'^• 
very remarkable popularity. In Is7-.2 i 
Charles Porter Kimbali. il^Hi was i 
democratic candidate for governor fori The writer of the a liove interesting 
Maine, and of course was defeated. If I information is the Registrar of the 
some things had been reversed, there ' Massachussetts Society of the .Vmeri- 
mu'ht have been tw.,- KimbLil goTern- ' can Revolution. We would like to hear 
ors. more of the reunion to which he refers. 

^[r. Louis A. Kimball of Bloomfield, J It commemorated the two hundred and 
X. . I., writes that there :, a very old fiftieth anni-.-ersary of tlie settlement 
!r-j,!;ti'>n in his l.ran'.n that t;ie family of Ipswich V-v the tir>t American Rieh- 
centunt-s ag<.. iiveii in Cumberland aru. It mu>t have been a very nrofit- 
County. England- It may be said that able occasion. He says there were 
the same tradition has come down in present 140 descendants of -Jeremiah, 
other branches of the family. hence the attendance must have been 

James W. Kimball r-'.i4:, after jcrv- large, as there were of course many 
iig several j-ears as assistant clerk of others. The writer of above is not 
the House of Representatives was elect- 'lescended from Jeremiah, neither is 
ed clerk last- year and again this year, ■'■'im C. Kimball (page 4,S;.') who read 
Jlessrs. Copeland i Day. Xo r.3 Corn- t^i^e historical adiiress on that occasion. 

hiU, Boston, advertise a new "ri.,.ok of ' --^. 

pvems. entitled "Victory" by Hannah , s.,rijeofthe suL't-'estions we receive 
P.irker Kimball. j in ,.,>_n.. i t-, the publication .>f the 

,lohn W. Kimball (1S3^) was again '^ '- ■■■'•■ i!iipraetie.^J,',e. because we 
elected Auditor of the Commonweaii :. n'rol whatever of John D. 

ot Massachussetts in Xoremtjer last. i.. ;..■■..,■: , bank account. 



Kimball Familv Nev/s. 

Society of Colonial Wars. > ham, Massachussetts, where you said 

I he lived. I am unable to sav whether 

EDifonXmn-s: | he wr.s in the battle of Hloody Brook, 

In the third column of the Sth pag-e j but as the records show quite a num- 

of your last issue I notice a facetious 

mention of the fact that Samuel Kim- 

ber of Kimballs in the acti 
very likely that he was there. This 
record would entitle you to memoer- 
ball (Xo. :543) in ITTl bought 40 acres j ship in the Society of Colonial Wars.^' 
of land on the shores of Lake Chau- j There are, without doubt, some of 
bunagung-amaug-. &c. | your readers descended from Richard 

Now, as Samuel Kimballs had the ..Kimballa who will be g-lad to know of 
honor of being- my grandfather, and their elig-ibility to membership in this 
the lake mentioned— better known by I society, which, above all others in this 
the residents of the vicinity as the ^ country, boasts of the lonjfest line of 
Great Pond— has an historical interest. ' American ancestry. 

you. will readily understand why I took | ^Yittl sincere wishes for your success, 
notice of the item. Ihis lake has for ] I am, 

many years supplied the water for | Yours cordially, 

several larg-e cotton mills in the town T. D. KlMBAiL. 

of Webster. Mas.-,achussettb, the first ] St. Louis, ilo. 

of which was built by Samuel Slater, j — « 

who came from Eng-land, and had the I ANSWERS. 

honor of bein;? the first manufacturer j !„ answer to Query No. 2, Herbert 
of cotton goods by machinery in this I W, Kimball of Boston writes: 
country. | '-j noticed your enquiry about 

The Centennial anniversary of this j James Wuiiam Kimball. Although 

years ag-o at Pawtucket. R. I., an ex- 
tended account of wriich. beautifully 
illustrated, was given in Harper's 
Weekly soon after. 

For several years prior to 1S30, my 
father, William Kimball? (N. 757) was 
a superintendent, during' the last years 
of Mr. Slater's life, of the mill uear 
the lake you mentioned. 

In studying the Kimball book a short 
time ago, I discovered what may be 
unknown and of 'interest to many of | 
the kin. On .paije 30 I noticed that 
Richard Kimballa was meutioned as 
having been engaged in the Indian 
w-ars ot the period. I immediately 
wrote Mr. Henry Cadle, Bethany Mis- 
souri, (who, by the way. is easify su- 
preme authority in the west in all such 
matters), for more definite information 
and he replied as follows: 

"Vour ancestor. Richard Kimball, re- 
ceived fourteen shiUinys for services in 
King fhilUp's war, February '^i, 107G. i '*" 
Ue was credited to the town of Wen- ! is 


f the belief, that he was 
Mr. Kimball was a highly 

No. IS'iT. 

esteemed citizen of Boston, ana for 
many years was at the head of the 
Commerci-j.l Agency, or Bureau of Cred- 
its. I think he wa.-> Jeacon of a church. 
.My lather knew him and I have heard 
him say he was a good man." 

Any one lookingr over the Kimball 
Family History carefully will not fail 
to notice the number of deaths caused 
by accidents. But for accidental deaths 
the average life of many branches 
would have been greatly lengthened. 

C. 3. Kimball has been re-elected 
vice president of the Hartford Board of 
Trade, an affair that is getting to be 
and old story, as it has been done year- 
ly since ISiS. 

Samnel S. Kimball of Concord, N.H., 
a prominent member u£ the family, was 
recently stricken with paralysis, and 
a serious condition. 

Mardi. IS^' 

New Hampshire Soldiers al Bennington 

Th.j battle oi lieciningtca u-as Hot a 
j-Tcat on-e in itself, but it ha.-l a tre- 
JUfiuioits effect. It was one of tke last 
straws that broke the bock of I'.urr- 
g-oyue. It wa.s foug-ht mostly by ^'e^v- 
Hampshire militia under tien. Stark. 
The battle was fought Aug-. 1*5. 17TT. 
The reciM-ds say that i.CMJO men were 
engaa-ed on the American hide. Capt. 
Peter Kimball's estimate, according to 
his diary ivas 2..5ob. " Of this force', 
lie: were from Xew Hampshire. From 
a oomplft- !'•-: -'f y,.'.v Hampshire sol- 
diers en l:'-j- I •[; t..^ 'lattle. compiled 
■^.y Cro. 1 ' . .L, '.■: •■ >!:i'ache^:er, and 
published by Juhn B. Clark, it appears 
that there were enlisted iit'teen Browns, 
ein-ht Abbotts, eiii-ht Eiiiotts. six Dear- 
b :.rns. si.T Bradfords. and six Kiniballs. 

V. :;!iiiin Kimball, of Wilton, enlisted 
lu,- :V Col. Mos.s rCichol-s Ile-imeut. 

-July VJ. Col. Xichol's Eea-irnent. (Col. 
Moses Nichols was from .Vmherst) in 
Capt John Bradford's ^.'oinpany. ■ 

Amos Kimball, of Chester, enlisted 
-July 21. Col. Stickney'.s Rea-iment. Capt. 
Ki'-arUorn's Company. Do not Sud him 
in the history. 

Abraham Ivirn'oall. i2.^0. p. 109) of 
Hop'ninton. enlisted JiUy ■.'■?. Col. Stick- 
ney's Reg-iment. Captain Hurley's Com- 

Peter Kimball. (21.-,. p. i.-iji of Bor,- 
cawen. enlisted ,Tuly jo. Col. Stickney's 
Keirimeut. He was cantain of his Com- 

Xathaniel Kiraljall. of Tribnanton, 
enlisted July 22. Col. Stickney's Re^'i- 
meiit. Capt. Wii.son's Coiapauy. Vv'e 
lind nothinu- in tiie hi>^t<>ry by which he 
can hi: identiaed. He mar be Nathan- 
iel. ! 104' p. 127. 

In re.f:ird to Eli, mentlop....,! ah.ivc, it 
■^i:; '<}.' -^een by reference t j pa^x- 111. 
tiuit Kli. son or Moses is distinctly .said 
to have been in the 'n.Ttrle of IJencin.r- 

tou, under Stark, in Capt. Bradford's 
Company. Here he is rot given as the 
head of a family. 

Turning now to fKio-e 204. it will be 
seen that another Eli Kimball, son of 

■ Amixs, quite another branch is given as 
haring enlisted .July IT. two days be- 
fore the former f-'M en'i^ted. and also 
in Captain ':■!■: ■ ■ . ' 'mpany. but 
for some re-j-':' . ■- !■ ' '.-esent at tne 
battle which t ,'uk place a mouth liter. 

" or it miCTht have been in ainother Capt. 

John Bradford's Company, as the Eeg-i-.^ 

ment is not gfiveu. 

1 Of the above soldiers Capt. feter and 
' -Ibraham were -wounded in the battle. 
, b-ut both lived to become heads of num- 
; ..rous families. They lived in adjoin- 
I ing- towns and were men of note in 
I their day. 

' .Sumner Kimoall our Cousin from 
: Lovell. .Me., does not favor the coat of 
arms with a- lion rampant, because as 
- he understands it a good many Kim- 
j balls helped to lay the lion low about 

■ a century and a quarter ag-o. Instead 
^ he suggests a family emblem for use 
' on badges, banners, etc., of a wheel 
, with Richard Kimball as the hub. with 

eleven spokes representing his childreu 
J and around the rim the words. --Rich- 
! ard.and Ursula Scott KimbaU. Cart'.es- 
: den. Eng. . Waterton and Ipswich. 
U. S .\.. i.,i:. 1,173. The wheel he con- 
s",i./ -s ;i:.;-t appropriate, not only as 
iudi.jutiYc oi:' the calling of Ricliard and 
so many of his descendants, but as n-p- 
reseuting progress and the moviuir f'>r- 
. ward of the family, the age, and the 

winter at Hawk's F^irlc. Fl. 
will return to hi ivi:-;,- in 
-Mas.s.. about the firs' ..f ^!:;•. 
interesteii in F;orid:i. c^:'c.;i, 
eial fanning :-n I gardening 
dress him as at ore. 

pending the 






Kimball Faiiiih- Xt 


Al.O'SO/.O S. K!MI1\LI.. 

At his home in W'orcQ^t^i: M; 
Dfc. 2. ISOr, Prof. Alonzr> S. Kimball. 
i0.i.">l). He was bora in Centre Harb'ir, 
X. It.. Dee. 31. 1S13. and graduated at 
Amherst College in ISfiii. lie had been 
profe^5sop of phy.sios in the Wor^-ester 
Polj-teohniu Institute since IST','. ind 
was the author u£ several scientitif 

-At I'a-.-ra'iia, L.iL. on Christmas day. 
I-'.'T. Miv, (Ji,;.,. i'.. daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Daran Kimball (irilSj of Chi- 
cag'o. She had <^one to a ta^yvn g'enial 
clime in hopes of restoi-alion to health, 
hopes that were to be turned to ashes- 
The case was a sad one. A sister and 
a brother had gijn^ before, and she 
had become the centre of parental love, 
all that was left of youth in the liome. 
The quiet, unknown sympatnies of i 
many will go out tiuvard the bej-eaved. ' 
a., they. too. Deai- tlje sunset of life. ' 
ELl.,1 YlXIUx POWKRS. j 

in Los Angeles. Jan. Id. 18'.iS, Ella j 
Maria Kimball Powers. 'of typhoid pneu- , 
monia. She was born in (ioiistown. 
>. H.Jan, u, ]S4U, -wijh her s:.-,ter | 
Cordelia, siie came to Kansas, arriving' I 
iu Manhattan in April. l<r,:. Their I 
brothers liad preceded them one year. ! 
bein^ among the earliest settlers of j 
the state. Ella .Maria Kimball anl i 
Timothy Eludson Powers were marri^ ', 
in Manhattan in January 1, l>r4. an. 
moved to California iu IS9I. 

in Los Anzelos. .Ian. i;i. 1^'.>S. C->r- j 
dolia A. Kim-)a!l E^lls. sister of the i 

X. II.. May IS. a.y.:. -veur to .Manhat- j 
tan. Kan.. April, lS.".r. and tiiere in:ir- ■ 
ried Horace Ec]:,, Dec. -W l-..;:i, I,i A-- 
ri!. ls»:!. for her health, movcv, t 

have since resided. When hei' si.,ter .Mrs- j 
Poivers was taken iU.'Mrs, KelU w-^nt to I 

her relief. She was not strong- herself 
and the shock of iier sister's death, in 
her own weakened condition made her 
an easy victim to the same disease from 
which she died nine days later. Thes- 
sisters • were the daughters of John 
Kimball (1.31'J) o" Coiistown, X. U.. 
and came to Kansas soon after their 
Several brothers, who were among- the 
earlie.-t settlers (p. 9-tO-l). Mrs. Eells 
was one of the vei-y first to become in- 
terested in the Family Xkks. ami now 
we cherish several clie.-rino- letter-- 
from her "na^ad, and. -.vith her nearer 
kindred, feel the lo's as oar own. 

In P.oston. Jan. OIi. ! s'l-^. dt nii-umon- 
ia. trcorg-e Franc!> '.',..■'_ noi-n 

Jan. 4. 1-J4-4. He « ,- .;,,hr. 

Stacy Kimball. (1,: - ;,: citi- 

zen 01 Worcester. ;; , ! 1 ■. ,;if-,v of 
?>ror_es Kimball ,!: - • ■' 1:--,,:.. f.;,:- 
many years one of :. - ;,- ; -:.- .-r^ii'en. 

inot Uatti^: 

In l-:i,2'ia. 
inda .ian--- K 
Xov, r. 1-.;-: 

arriving- ti;. 
he return.- 1 

iln-dt;, v::-taday. i 
i-'i-. Sa:ii-uci-rew, 
D. P. !V-erof \:,n 




u reiuarkable family, and she lu-r .; 
uiis \roi-tliy a place bv the sidi* oi r^UL-h 
-i-t'^rs-iii-law a.s Xii;ic-J--Carrier and 
Klizabeth-Uowe. She was the last of 
the pioneer members of the I'.aptist 
Church, oj'jranized in a little cabin. 
Her life wa.s full of (rood work.s, and 
ui?u.^ual vig-or that promised to make 
lior yenrs equal those of her motlie--- 
in-laiv, enabled her to contiuue theni 
-so late in life. Three weeks be- 
fore ht-r death she met with a fall from 
the e3ect.> of which she never reeov 

At Ogden rtah. January -.'I. Hv--. 
<ien. Xathan Kimball. A sketch oi 
lus life is g-lTeu ,)□ another p;i.;je 

AtGloTersville. New York, on Feb. 1. 
!■■:'?, Ephraim F. Kimball, wife and 
d.niyhu-r. caused by the burning- of 
the iiotel at that place in which sever- 
al others aUo perished. Ephraim F. 
"as a citizMi oi In.liai,a;i, -li.^ and a 

-read, if we made of it h; 
roiu all parts of the c 

Jiay jutlore from 


of that city 
old and wa> ;■ 'ra 
'-.■"ioTe maaUi.icMiriii 
ersrtlSe. H.J wa-: a 
and married a Jliss ( 

It is asKed if we issued a ^N'ovember 
and December number of the Xew.^. 
Two n-Tmners were issued, dated Xov- 
eaiber an-d .January, numbered 1 and:.', 
with tliree columns to a page. The 
form seeiv:fd undesirable. A number 
dated February was is>i;ed in octavo 
form, announcing u pn>ni:-fd chanc'e. 
and not intended preserva- 
tion, but more as an advertisement. 
>tuch of the matter iu that i.<sue is re- 
pro-iuced in this March issue which is 
cilh-.l riuniber three. The two earlier 
I is.vie- ar,- to lie republi-shed in the form 
'f tin- is_M:e and will be sentfree to all 
iib-^erilirr-, ;iail will also be sent to 
:ew siil.-..-r:b,Ts commencintr with the 

ouud in unit..r:i; ityle. The reprint 
ray not ^^e lu.ide I'or .^..luie months. 

\ ork announce 
Frances E. Wil- 
ad denied that 

sromach. Her 
rs was Dr. Al- 

ive of Maine. I fr 
of Holton. in 

T. Kimball. 
;iii.-. iinmber. 
i-y K'imbal] ■ 

■n. Ici. 

n..t tiad 

ilyin the KhiiliaU Hi.-tory. T:.c 
reports of this sad affair o-ave 
uam- as K. C. Kimball, which is 

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Kimball Family New 


Tliat coat 01 arms -tlirit iioii bi<ld, 
^^ounlis lifee the Book of D:in!ei; 
I efs den him up an,; t'ii!,-,-:i,..'vv hoi..! 
Kxcuse me cousins, Itrt'snot wrangle. 
Iio they, who nouitt a crown revive. 
Decked oH Hith lions b>i!<i, 
Rt member those who gave their lives 
To tree us from their hold? 

Columbia's ch'jrch janls speak to-daj- 
Vi'lth no uncerialD sound; 
And all our .starry baimers say, 
"We saved yo-'.t t'roci a crown. 
Now, nhy need we for coat ol arms 
To mother couutry tlee'? 
Let Kng'.ish cousins wear their cromis. 
Whctf truly ,voii through heraldry. 
But, v^j i.- , ■-, ,,,,. ,n emblem true. 

Let fiicnard tir»t the hub denote. 

i.ach son ana daiijjuter be a sp.jke; 

Thr next in kUi will form tug f^j,^ 

With (Kimball) baud that ne'er h^'is broke 

Taat !jix>d oli wherl that Richard ballt. 

Tr.o centuries ur uiltc has nm. 

Nor £rom its course, nor tilted once, 


That good oJd wheel tiiat Richard buUD, 

The wheel— the wheel— oh yes, thewhcel: 
Oh whut care ive for cro .vns. 
li-lve usthe wheel Hicnard bulU 
In good old Ipswich towu. 

Then give us the wheel— oh yesthe wheel: 
There's nothlngelse more grand 
For an emblem true, hui'g up to vie.v, 
ILaii Khteiswlth Kimball banis . 




At the first Chri^ti-ia Science Church 
(leaitation at Lvtr.)U. Feb. i:',. Mr.s. 
Kate Davidson Kimbail. of Chica.^ro. 
wa5 one of the principal speakers. At 
the opening some weeks a^^'o of a siuii- 
'a,r church in Chicago, seating lire 
thotisaal people, her husband. Edward 
Ancel Kitiiball lUT.-,, mad.' tho lead iny 


1— Daniel Kimball d. July •::. 18,i4. m. 
.Sarah Ann Ltradbury: b. Dec. 23, ISl.",. 
dau. of Elijah and ^>allie Gleason i How- 
ard) Hradbur\. 

2— Who was Daniel? William Kim- 
ball of North Andover, Mass.. m. 
I Hannah Bradburv. b. .fulv 10 l-*ij3 
'Who was he? " - • - . 

3— Who were the paients of Hannah 
Hopkins who m. Jonathan Kimball in 
ITO'j. not 17-"J as oriven in the history? 

4— Who was the first Kimball in 
America who became identified with a 
church other than the Orthodox Cou- 

.^— Who was the wife o" Ilira.m Powers 
'.-he sculpior? 

n— Harry Francis Hobart. b., Brook- 
j line, X. IS., Aug. 10. l.'S.-ig, m. Dec. 2,-, 
I ISSS. Fannie M. Kimball, (whose dau. 
I is she)-? child. Mabel Ruth Hobart, b. 
i March 27. 1S92. d. June 22. l3;i3. 

j ~ — Tristram Jordan, b. ISOI. m. 
I. Oct. 2, l--n. Abigail Kimball (p. li3Si. 
j He was the author of the Lflg'iton and 
I Jordan •■Tenealo^ios. ; 
I in the latter. 

I 8— Poi'y Kimball of Pembroke. X. H. . 
b. 1770. d. Apr. 20, I'^K. a^red 3-,: m.Apr. 
i 7, 1S03, Joseph Lewis. Who was she? 
' ;i— Who was Sallie Kim-KiU who m. 
I Cribbs FulUy. Their dau--hter is wife 
jofCapt. Feli.'cG. Head of Francisco. 
I U)— Uenjamin Oould of Brooklyn. 
j N. H. Rsarriod Martha KaaVwll. who 
j was she? 

I The daily papers announce the deatli 
I of Eh.s.>n J, C. Ih'.ckirrid.ffe of the 
, torpedo boat Cushiug-. who was washed 
overboard near Havana, Feb. 10. It 
will be remembered that the Cushine 
is one of the boats in Lieut. Command- 
er KitEuairs flotilla mentioned else- 


March, 1S9S 


Family Historiea- In Boxford, Mass., in 1769. a Mrs. 

Charles F. Ilaseltine of Philadelphia I '^"^es aud her son were arrested and 
xviioiscempilmg his family genealogy | tried for the murder of the son's wife 
spells his name as above. In the Tvuth Amos Kimball (122) and his son 
Kimball History it is spelled Hazel- Enoch, and Elizabeth, wife of Richard 
tine. The indei shows Haseltine, Haz- KimbaU (123) a brother of Amo!,, were 
eltine and Hazeltou. important witnesses for the prosecu- 

Of this speiling- Mr. Sharpies writes: | ti 

John Adams, afterward Presi- 

the origi- 1 fient of the United States, defended 

Haseltine.'' I the prisoners. The accused were ae- 

Hazeltine is one of the i (^uited, notwithstanding the g-oneral 

■•Mr. Hasellint 
nal speUinj? of the 
The variatiot 

oldest, and manv of the members of the ,. , . ... -.^ t,. i 

familv so spell it. Other variations I l^"^'"?^ ^° ^^^^"^ ?"'^t- ^he eloquent 
whioh will be found in the Kimball i plea of their attorney probably had a 
History are "AzeUme"', ■•Heseltou". j greater effect upon the jurv than the 
■■Ha7elton.-; (A very imperfect History ; ,p.;i^^,^„^ ^^ ^j^^ prosecution. Thev 
of the familv has been published in i .,^" , j_ ..■ ^ ^i. 

which '-Haz'elton-isusedasthe fami- ^oon left that section of the country 
ly name) The name is also found in and never returned. The circum- 
the I'.oston Directory spelled Has.sel- ;. stances in brief were as follows: It 
tin.. Hes.eitine. and Uesselton. Koh- { became evident to the neighbors that 
ert and .John seem to have ahvavs used I , ^ ,, . , ?, , ,.,, 

the spelling Haselton. as the -s"' was | ^ae elder Mrs. Ames cherished bitter 
proVably pronounced with the '-z'i hatred toward her son's wife. The 

sound the town clerks soon commenced 
writing it Hazelton." 
Horace Standish Bradford, of New- 

young wife became sick, Mrs. Kimball, 
a neighbor, above mentioned, called 
sit her, but was refused admicance 

York City is compiling a history of his I ^^^^ ^^^ \^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ vomited 
family. I jrreatlv and that the room was very 

Edgar Hobartof San Jose. California. | ,i|.,.,g.;eeable. This did not satisfy Mrs. 
is preparing a history of the tlobart i j,j^^^jj_ ^^^ Ij,^^ ^ resolute woman, 
^^'"^^y- I that she was, she pressed past Mrs. 

Mr. Timothy Hopkins of San Fran- j ^^^^ ^^^ entered the sick room of the is compiling a nistovy ot the Kel- i\.^^r,^ .vomxLU and found it in a verv 
logg family. t riitferent condition from what was rep- 

Mr. Carll A. Lewis, of Elliott, Conn., ] ..ji-vr <„ i»i.t i 

! resented bv Mrs. Ames, but she found 
publishes^ monthly his ••Les«s.ana-,m,^,^^^.^,^^^ ^.^^ .^ ^ ^^^..^^ condition 
the .i his fnmily. | ^^..^^ ^^^^j,^ ^^^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

This branch of American history ^^[^^^ ^^^ aied -^nd .vas ^nuMr buned- 
rapidly growing in thi.s country and | , j^^ Ki^iball related what she saw 
the effect must be for good. j ^^^ h^d experien-ed at the Ames 

Many other family histories have ! house; suspicions of foai play were 
been published, and others that do not I aroused, the body di.sinterred. protests 

now occur to mind, are in preparation, i ^7 '^'^ '^'^^''- ^^ ^'^"^-'^f^* ''^^'l' P^^^" 

, t . I Plans summoned, evidence of poison 

The News will eitend its aid to any f^.uud. arrests and trial foll<iwed. Full 

and all of them. i account of this is given in the Esses 

""^* ; .\nti<i^unrian. 

One great advantage in having a I Mention of this is made to show that 
Query department in the hands of Prof. I Hlizabetli S^eaton Kimball must have 
-iSharples will be found in the fact that ! '-"^eo a kind hfcarted but resolute wom- 
,..,. .,.. .. , • . ^ . '=111. and tliat her descendants raav be 

.^.u,.n que^tiocs are sent to b.m at first ^ ^^,,^,.. ^j ^j,^ ^^^^-^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^,^, jl^,^., 

'■e caa irive answers, m most cases, in i -u t!i.,.ir vnins, Otiier interesting men- 
the same number in v.hich the queries j lion is made of- her in the Kimball 
appear, so there will bo no waiting. j book. — 1?. M. K. 

Kimball Faniiiv Xo^'s. 

Gen. ITathaa Kimball- 

Cipt. \Vm. Aua'Uitus Kimball, of the 
L . 8. A., noiv loviitfd ill Portlund. Ure- 
),-on, is a son of Uen. Nathan Kimb-jll 
now of Ogden, Utah, f.irmerly of IlkU- I 
ana, whose war recurd was a tiotable 
one. j 

In a letter written by the late Charle.s 
A, Dana in .July LStiS. and publislied 
for the first time in a late number of 
McClure's Mag-azine- his e.stiir.ate of 
the various commanders, under Uraat 
at Vickburg, is g-iveu with great, free- 
dom. Mr. Dana was assistant secreta- 
ry of war. and was with Gen. Grant as 
a special representative ..f tlie L'^veri,- 
ment, and nm '.i- r,;^ i-fii^rt.- :.> Si .!■< la- 
ry Stanton dir^oi. 

Inmakint: r, ; .ic tl.'..^ letter >! r. l';'!.;i 
remarks oaudidly, that it gave li^ esti- 
mate at that time of the siu'' ■ ■;i:.;ife 
officers of the Vicl-csburjr e.ia..jaij-a- 
Of General Kimball he says. -Tiie ne.xt 
division of the Sixteentii Curp-, to jmiu 
the Vicksburg Army was Gen. Kim- 
ball's. He is not so bad a C'imni;inder 
at Lauman. but he is badenou.-'h; ^^^ve 
.f eoLir^e. but ^-le'd;..- ■.-, uulliary ia- 
stinct acd rl:._- .;-■ :r.';~ .f j-eneral.-,hip." 

It is pruba!-..- :l..i; :.::■ iKiua some- 
whit me.i'iae'', ti-.ia estit.'.,ite ut a later 
date. He had e.eriainty little opportu- 

senee h. 


the .Mi-,-i: 
capture • 

ties iuelu 
in which 
small par 
pliysieal . 

mty to spei 

and a.'.mits 

his bne-:wle 

Ilea Ki- 

ln the Mex 

tlie late v, li 

elected eJ 

featin^-. 'vL;: - ui t :::;-■! ;■ 

then ordeitd t.^ tlve .lames r:: 
McCk-liau. lou^-ht at Harris" 
in',"-, at Autiftara imd i'vode 
where he was, badlv woumled 

', l-<6:, and under leave ab- 
retuined home. IJut in the 
Mareh he joined Grant. It 
r^', iji .^h^y, l.-efore he crossed 
,.Mppi and prep.ired for the 
_,i "vieksi.urV- involved 
• I Jaeks(m, and several bat- 
I'nij- that of Champion's Hill 
the Sixteenth Corps took a 
t. Nor was (jeu. Kimball in 
;onditioD for arduous service 
and lie too'tc no e-xtraordinary part in 
the sie.iTc that followed. Such service 
was hardlj- calculated to enable even 
as keen an obserer a& Mr. Dana ti> 
forai just a estimate of cue's merits. 

The Services afterwards rendered by 
lien- Kur.r.all, both military and civil 
■ ere ir.Wy recognized both by the na 
M.iuil g-overnment and by the state ot 
h.i'aana- He was ordered by President 
L:M,;o!n t'., reeirganize the state govern- 
ment of Arkansas, which he did in a 
i'.-w weeks in 1604. and then after serv 
iQ<: with honor in the Atlanta campaiga 
was nrib-i-ed to report to Gov. Morton. 
- n- -;,'■'■'"'■ st^rvic. This proved to be 
I !'.L e.. :,;, ,i-.e w,>rk of dealing- with the 
Kui^'-lits e>t the l-iolden Circle. In this- 
he suceee<lud in. a manner to commend, 
special thanlz.s of Gov. Morton. Alter 
this he returned to the iield where he 
trained the breve rank of major gener- 
al. He wa-s retained in, the services 
until IS''.."), when he retired to be twice 
elected state treasurer, an. I afterxvard-- 
to be api>v>inted surveyor general of 
Utah by President Grant, to be re- 
tained 'by Fresklent Hayes and b\ 
I'reT^ideat llarriso-u. His whole mili- 
tary career, both before and after tine 
fail of •V'icksburg'. was a success. He 
Tji.ide a few mistakes and no notable 
fa>l-..vesv If he did not have the dash 
iif l.ogan. he did not have that pecuii- 
'. r'. T.i.a'. '>ir. Dana particularly note& 
■'i ',.' .11-, ;,:.:■. i.f doubt and distrust 
■ :■._: . .idiLi almost to despair, ev- 




t,.ry ha 

d be 

a.> a 







•l have 



March, 1S9^ 5.i | 

not great- in a military sense, is Sher- was useful. It was disting-uished for \ 

man and MoPhersou were, but a.s an good work.s from 3-oul)i to old age. : 

i-t}i,;er lAken :ro--u tht: civ'l rank.s, h.i« ■ He was born amid the liarUsiiips of 
whole service was such as to show a I frontier life in Indiana. Uis mother ; 

great power for ctTective orgaaizatiou. | Xancy Kergusou was of a good Virgin- j 

In this counection we might mention j ia family, but died when he was about 1 

an jther Kimball who took part at three years old, and his father n-heu he ■ 

Vioksburg, also in a crippled CDndi- | was six. For some years he lived with '; 

tlon. We refer to Charles Bradbury j his grandfather Ferguson « here he ' 

Kiraball, i'17i5.5) the father of our versa- j was able to attend the comnion schools. t 

tile cousin .'^araa Louise Kimball. ( and was able to put in two 3-ears at j 

While suffering from a crushed ankle, ! Asbury, now called De Pauw Univer- i 

result of a railroad accident, he joined j sity. From 1><41 to IS-i.-J he taught | 

his command on crutches. ile was j school, worked at farming, and studied ■ 

lieutenant of the Firs; Wisconsin Bat- j law in ;Mi:?souri. In 1S44 he returned ; ' 

tery and (vas with the army on its | to Indiana, gave up law for medicine. ■ 

march from Grand Gulf to Jackson. | which he studied with Dr. McPhecters j 

thence west to the rear of Vicksburg. j and in .1.^4.^ married his .si.ster Martha ■ 

pari icipating JLi the various battles of | Ann. He promptly enlisted far the j 

l-rand Gulf, Fort Gibson. Eaymord, ] Me.vican war. raised a coiupaoy, was | 

Big Black and Champion's HiU, and at made captain, firaght with honor at f 

the siege of Vick.^burg where he was j Bcuua Vista, and at the close of the war "l 

appointed ordnance oflice under (ren- ! returned with honor to the practice of 
Obterhaus, and afterwards to tiie same I medicine which he followed until the I 

position under MeCiernand of the Xhir- , attack upon Fort Sumter, I 

teenth Army Jorps. Four days after that event he had { 

General Osterhaus was considered j 0!'g'an'''-t''l a company and on .\pril ■:4 : 

one of the fighting German generals of j wascomniissioned captain and assigned j 

the war, but Mr. Dana did not give j to the Fourteenth Indiana Regiment. ] 

him a higher position than he did to and on May ii was commissioned colo- f 

Gen. Xathan Kimball, and he had no ] Eel with orders to join Gen. .McClellan ; 

use for -McClernand. whom he consid- ! in West Virginia Here he commenced ■; 

ered merely .a political adventurer, a!a military service that has but few ■ 

democrat favored by President Lincoln parallels in the history of the war, and j 

in order to please the war democrats of '. ^'■>^' which we have no room for details ; 

Illinois. Charles Bradbury Kimball re- i This .service was not the most notable , 

signedin Augustaiter the fallof Vicks-j for great results. It was notable for 
burg, and remaineft a cripple for life. I its almost uniform success. 
He removed from Wisconsin to Cali- ] Whether his opponent was .stonewall 
lornia in ls7.=., and died in Oakland in ' .Tackson or some less noted confederate 
iSOfi. jen. Xathan Kimball still lives ; chieftain. Col. Kimball was victorious, 
ii. Ogden, Ctah. land by .March :.':', had earned a general's 

; commission. Gen. Shield.-i had report- 
^liuce the above was put in type. , ed that Jueicsou was driven out of the 
' ■en.Kimball has died. His life went out ' Shenandoah valley, but on the J.'id he re- 
reacefully at his home on the evening , appeared and a battle ensued. Sliields 
'.f -Ian. -.'1. The Family History, page; wa= wotiadci and then Col. Kimball. a« 
lU'.i. gives the date o: his birth Xov. 1 senior, took command. Throe times 
'-''. IML'3. Others make the date a j"tar ; (.lencral -hickson' was beaten baci-; and 
earlier, iliii life was as eventful as it finally driven from the field. For this 


Kimball Family New 

Kim&alls in King Philip's War. 

A of soldiers in 'viii? Philip's 
War, by Kov. George N. Bodg-e. con- 
taics the names of Richard, Thomas, 
Caleb, and William Kimball. Richard 
aud Thomas ^vere the sons of the first 
Richard, and were both born ia Eat- 
tleaden, iu England. Thomas was killed 
at his home May 3, U>~6, and &re of his 
children were taken captives, as relat- 
ed on Pag-e 42 of the Kimball History. 
Two of these hare descendants still 
living, and Richard of course has many 
more All these w_.uid be eligible to 
admission in the Society of Colonial I 
Wars. ' I 

The Caleb mentioned was the son cf i 
Heury, and Dot hi.-, brother. H^ was \ 
killed Sept. IS, ItJTS at the battle of j 
Bloody Bro-ik and was unmarried, i 
Now who was the William Kimball 1 
nientloaed? Not Rivhard the emigrant. | 
Eor acy of his children had a son ■ 
named William, cor was there any : 
child of Henry, the brother of the first , 
Richard. ; 

It may be a question whether Benja- | 
min should not be substituted for Wil- j 
Viam. The name of \V iiUam does not i 
appear in the Tfistory. Henry, el ler | 
brother of Richard and Thomas above | 
mentioned, aud father of Caleb, is not \ 
mentioned as a'Soidler and died in 157*5. | 
Neither John nor brother Caleb, second, 
15 mentioned as a soldier. But Uenja- : 
min. the only remaining' son of the : 
first Richard, was a comet of 
troops, known as Coroet Rimball and 
is known to have been a soldier with 
his brother Richard, under Major Ap- 
pleton of Ipswich, 1633-4. But before 
this, in IX'cemb-er 167J. J'ajor Ayple- 
tt-Q marched against the Narra^ansetts , 
with six companies of foot, and one of . 
mounted troops. Was Benjamin, the ' 
cornet of horse troops, faiuiiia'-ly 
known as Cornet Kimball with this 
force? Can some one ^arn^sh this in- 
formation?, i 

The German Kimballs. 

This extract from a letter frora Prof. 
Sharpies will be read with interest: 

The date in the German letter is 
nearly a hundred years later than our 
earliest Eng'lish dat.js. It is very doubt- 
ful if the G.jrmaa Kirabails have any 
right to the name. In tlie first place, 
the uarae John Georg-e is not a family 
name among them. Double names 
were very rarelj- given in Kng-land 
among- the yoeman before IV.'O. In a 
list of more than two hundred Kim- 
balls who lived in England between 
1524 and 17.30 there is not a single in- 
stance in which a double name is used. 
If you will take ths trouble to examine 
the index of the Kimball History you 
will find that a double name is very 
rare before 17S0. From what is said 
Id the letter I am much inclined to 
t'.iink that the oiiicers name %vas Kem- 
ble and that it has beec chang-ed m 
Germany to Kimball. 'The name of 
Kimball in Eng-Jund is always with an 
E and not vvith an I. Kciuhali not 
Kimball. There is a cIcmIv iliied m 
Sound, Gerraau .•:amo iviniple which 
may be easily turned int> ' K;-i->'l *-- 
au illiterate person. 1 .; . , ' • ,- 
case iu lini co.iutry iu •■', , . _ 
in Pe-Qnsylvinia. wh..-> :'■■ .■■■-■ ■ ..'i 
from the Xcw Jersey i-ver.ibic-i. ua', e 
for the last three generations spelled 
their names Kimball. But their an- 
eealor who was a soldier in the revolu- 
tioE, sp.;l\ed his name Kembie aud it 
is so spelled on the pension rolls. In 
the Harvard catalogue Benjamin Kim- 
ball's name is spelled Kimbell, but I 
h^ve several signatures of his and it is 
always spelled Kimball in the deeds, 
etc. I would like -rory much to know 
what became of this "Benjamin Kim- 
ball and his family. In the Harvard 
catalogue the date of his death is giv- 
en as i7,S0. but I have e.tamined the 
records at the college and can find no 
authority for the .statemeut. I have 
been to Manchester where he lived and 
can find no record of his death and I 
can find no settlement of his estate at 

S. P. SaABgLE8. 

Tomorrow has trouble to lend, 

An endless, store; 
But I have as much as heart can hold — 
V»'hy should I borrow more! 

Harriet M. KimOall. 
(See 14-0.) 




March, 1S9S 


(Contlnue'l IronipageSS.) 
service hi: was espt'ciaiiycomplimeritecl ' 
and prom^-'tt'd, I 

After this he was sent to join McClel- j 
Ian on the peninsular, an;i here the | 
same succ»;ss follower him. He fought ! 
at ^lalvern Jlill, Antietam. and at! 
Fredericksburg. Dec. lslo2, was severe- ' 
ly wounded and was given leave of ab- ' 
*ence until March 18<ia, when he was ' 
ordered to join Cien. Grant. | 

In view of what we have said above i 
in regard to, Uanas statement it is well I 
to remarii particularly, that because | 
he wa.s unable fortieid duty, Uen. Grant ; 
assigaed him to -special duty in Jack-j 
son, Xenn., and it was not until May , 
'^'J. that he was ordered to Vicks- I 
burg, where he <iid not arrive until i 
.Uiue 3. He was ordered up the Yazoo ' 
river, and the next day metaconfeder- ! 
ace division uuaer Wirt Adams w'here ! 
a lively tight ensued, m which Gen. i 
ivimijall completely triumpiied in thir- 
ty minutes. He was then sent as a | 
kind of reserve force to Haines itlufL, I 
where he remained until Jnly 4, when j 
Vi,;kjbui-g surrenderexi. Here was a ! 
service or less than thirty days, of an j 
invalid soldier, and ic v as all that Mr. I 
Dana had from whicii to judge of Gen. i 
lviiiibau"s military capacity. His sub- | 
sequent military service in Tennessee j 
arul Georgia was simply brilliant, while I 
his civil sen-ice in Arkansas and Indi- 
aua gained him the highest ei-edit. 

As a soldier and as a citizen he was 
held in the highest respect ty those 
who knew him best, and he died uni- 
versally beloved by all who l\ail ever 
come in contact with him. 

Roy T. Kimball ip. .>is: of San Yran- - 
Cisco writes: -, 

■"lleterring to Otis Kimball's sugges- 
tion in tile last issue of the Kimball: 
Familv .Vev.s that Kimball should be 
st..-l'.ei"t -.IS Richard and ftenrr did. | 
Wwi'.Ul it not De well to give that, snell- 1 
ing? Out oi all the Kim'balls wlio read i 
th;it suggestion I doubt if ten per cent I 


you how Richard spelled hi 

Uist name 

What was evidently a very agree- 
able reunion of the Hills Family was 
held at the country home of Dr. Alfred 
Kimball Uills in Hudson, N. H,. last 
.Tuly. The place is near Na.shua Junc- 
tion, and consists of the old family 
homestead. Upon the most eligible site 
a beautitui country home has been erec- 
ted. It is here that Dr. Hills spends 
much of his summer vacation, and here 
hibernating through the winter, safe 
under lock and key are fine half tone 
cats of the pleasant cottage "Aivirne'" 
and also of the old farm homestead. 
We are prr^miscd the use of cuts 
by and bye. after the frost unlocks its 
hold upon the Xew Hampshire roads. 
Dr. Hills is co-editor of the ^'ew York 
Medical Times, and a son of Nancy- 
Currier Kimball (lilii) of the notable 
Elgin. Illinois, and Groton. N. H., 

The flotilla of torpedo boats, under 
command of Lieut. W. W. Kimball, 
that started some months ago on a tour 
along the Atlantic and (.lulf coast, in- 
tending to go up the Mississippi to St. 
Louis, seems to have received new or- 
ders. In December the boats. Gushing 
Ericcson and Dupont were in Florida 
waters. In another place may be found 
an account of their reception at .St. 
Augustine. From that place the flo- 
tilla evidently proceeded, for some 
days ago it vvas reported oft' Mobile. 
Since then the boats have been recalled 
and ordered to join the fleet at Key 
West, and tbe Gushing sent to Cuba. 
It seems posi^ible that Lieut. IviinbuU 
may have a taste of war. .'it least his 
rather pleasant cruise appears t,. have- 
met with a sudden check. 

Ccusia ElIwood-Davi.s (2.i7i.;) says. '-I 
ivas glad to see your picture in the last 
number of the Nkws. or should have 
been glad if I could have felt that it 
did justice to your physiognomy." He 
would like gi>od pictures of old Kimball 
numesteads and pictures of Kimballs 
ipf li>ng ago. Can we hi ye them? 

Kimball Family News. 


Foi'ty years ag^o the most notable 
Kimball in the country, probably, 'vvus 
Moses Kimball of Boston. Captain 
Richard Kimball (4Sii) had passed the 
active period of his useful life and died 
a few Tears later at the ag-e of 'r2. Ilis 
son. Richard-Burleij,''h. had g'aiued some 
prominence as a writer, but did not 
reach the summit of reputation until 
some years later. 

For fifteen years or more Moses Kim- 
ball had been a n-rowma' factor in the 
bii>ino>s and political life of the com- 
mon wealth. In social and commercial 
circles he was one of the best known 
men ia Bostoa. While not a poli- 
tician in the more modern sense, he 
was a recoa-nized force in the adminis- 
tration of'city and state alfairs. and ex- 
tended an iuduence that was felt even 
at the seat of national g-orernment. Re- 
peatedly called to sit in one house or 

trusted theirown convictions when' they 
came in contact with his opposing force, 
llow it was they could not e.vplain. Ele 
was an early admiier of ^Vebster. but 
when the great statesman made his 'jid 
for the support of the slaveholdiug- 
South, as he did in his noted seventh of 
March speech, that admiration went out 
in sorrow. The cause of human libert_v 
was dearer than personal regard. 

The influence of Moses Kimball wa* 
felt outside of his city and outside ot' 
his state. The writer hereof speaks 
larg-ely from impressions made in those 
ilaj'S oi long ago, gathered from the 
papei-s of the day. Was the press more 
honorable and less patriotic then 
than now? It is not probable. It is 
more likely ;hat the life of .Moses Kim- 
ball was proof the attacks of edi- 
tors and reporters. .Vt all events there 
j is little doubt that the press w^hose in- 
I tluence extended into the rural dis- 
tricts of New England was kind and 

the other of the state legislature, he I just to Mose.s Kimball. If it was other- 
was what would now be called a lead- 1 wise in thi» city anj- evil attack must 
ing reform member, but -he -had the ■ have fallen as a;;"a;n-'. j.m's i.u" m.vii. 
earnest, straightforward methods that' One personal reiuinisc!ice may be ex- 
disarmed criticism. Perhaps no one | cased in closing. Th^' vl^it ._>f a couu- 
ever accused Moses Kimball, as a legis- 1 try boy from the ■\\hi':e .Mountains to 
lato;-, of having private ends to serve, j Boston was something of an event in 
As a public servant he was sincerely de- 1 those da-vs. It was nn such an occa- 
votad to public interests. Of him a con- 1 sion that a cousin l,3r>04) familiar with 
temporary writer said. "lie gave much ! the city pointed out Jloses Kimball 
of his life to an honorable "public scr- ', while on Washington Street, as a per- 
vice for city and state" He was not son ^rorthy of note, and whose reputa- 
an orator like Wendell PhiDipps. but ■ tion -.' not uakno'vu. The boy a.l- 
wlien he spoke, he had something to 1 mired the man becau.-e of u-hat he h;;d 
say." Every one knew tills, and every | read of him. 

one wanted to know ja,t what it was. j Jl.:rses Kimball is givL-n but seven 
i"e-.v members could draw so large an , Unes oq pa^e 6i;.' of the faniilv Ilisti^r-. 
audience, and few unworthy schemes j ,^^^.^^ ^,^hers fur k-.s., .v,;,rthv"are siven 
could withstand his opposition. 

Lie was a man firm in his convictions ' 
of right and duty, but liberal 
methods of dealing wich men and se- i ^'^"''^ ^"^ Pl^-^ed. A correspondent, as 
curing reform. He was able to cotn-1 ^^^J" be seeti on another page, quite 
mand not only the respect, but the con- | missed, it. It is probable that other- 
fidence of his opponents. Many of his ' may tind this notice useful in. pointing 
more intimate political enemies half dis. ' out his place in the book. 

pages. Wi 
the name i' 

time before 

March, 1S% 


For many yirats lioslon had two 
Moses Kimbnlls. both mtn of promi- 
nence. Id another place mention is 
made of Moses (ISiSS). 

In the Family History much more is 
said of Moses-Day, hence less need be 
said here. To avoid confusion the lat- 
ter usually wrote his name M. Day 
Kimball. Both were of the seventh 
yeceration but their lines did not meet 
until ttiey came to Richard. Moses de- 
scended from Caleb, and Moses-Day 
from Thomas, sons of Richard. But 
Moses Day Kimliall descended also from 
an earlier Moses Day, who married 
Abig-ail, daug-hter of Benjamin Kimball 
of the second gent-ration. They be- 
came parents of another Moses Day 
who married Ruth Hazeltiae, and their 
daughter Sarah Day, married a Kim- 
ball, Daniel (.iOl) from whom Moses 
Day itimball (lOJJi descended. 

A second son (John, p. 4.5) of Moses 
and Abigail became ancestors of A. W. 
Greely the Arctic Explorer, now chief 
oi the signal service at Washington. 

Two daughters of Moses Day Kimball 
have acquired additional prominence, 
and one at least, a renown that is more 
than local. As may be seen on page 
^>Vi. Mary-Morton (Ki married William 
Brown Kehev.-. She is a woman not on- 
ly -igreeable in -person, but of great en- 
ergy and executive ability. She is Pres- 
Klent of the Educational and Industrial 
'nioQ of Boston, which has for its ob- 
ject an improvement lu the condition 
'ii working women. In this field her 
^vorU was such as to secure ber nomi- 
nation for a place on the School Com- 
mittee of Boston not long ago. 

Her younger sister, Hannah Parker 
Kimball, some years ago published a 
Volume of poetry, and recently a new 
voiuiiie from her pan has appeared. Of 
';'!-. !,(.,'■: , -■ p. ,..;ns entitled "Victory". 
■li:- ;i'i '.-.[.l,;-- Jiave spoken in liigh 

: n:-, a'l-l tiie literary world has giv- 


At the home of the bride's parents. 
Mr. and Jlrs Phineas Kimball, •xs'auvoo, 
111., (sec p."t09D) on Wednesday, Deo. 
i9. 1807, Ida Mary and Mr. Francis L. 
Rheinberger, of ^'^^v York, City. The 
local papers characterize it as "a beau- 
tiful wedding amid decora- 
tions." The young couple will make 
their home SOG Boulevard, Xew York. 
Mr. Rheinberger holds a responsible 
position w^ith the house of H. B. Claflin 
& Co. 

On Colleg-e Hill. Manhattan, Kan- 
sas, On Xevr Years day. 18riS. Bertha S. 
Kimball and Mr. Albert Dickens. The 
bride is a daughter of Richard Henrj- 
Kimball (21.17) one ot the first settlers 
in Kansas, (see Kansas Kimball reun- 
ion, first issue of the Xews.) She grad- 
uated at the State Agricultural College 
in 1890. and has been an assistant in 
entoraologT. botany and art classes in 
that institution. 

They will make their home in Ellin- 
wood, Barton County, Kansas, v,-here 
Mr. Dickens is principal of the schools. 
He graduated from the Agricultural 
College in the class of '92. 

There are hundreds and hundreds of 
Kiraballs or sons and daughters' of 
mothers who were Kimballs who can 
give information that would be of in- 
terest to other hundreds. 'Will they 
not do it. (Jive us the names and present 
addres.s of every one. 

Prof. Sharpies writes: '-In the note 
from Mr. Bradford he says that Phineas 
Kiraball's wife was a Hall. Another 
grandson says it was Kimball I do 
not knoAV what it -rras. except from 
tradition." • 

Again sve ask for the names and ari 
ilresses of members of your t'amiU 
\Ve want every one to have a sampl 
copy. Send us tiie name and we wU 
do the rest. 


Kimball Fiiinilv Xe%\-s. 

Hyron Ivh'.ib:ill u-ritui.g from Xorth ' 
j;i-;d?tou, Maine, tliiuks the Xews will 
prove a ■•necessity, just supplfmeutiug' 
■ that great achievement and valuable 
work, the History of the Kimball l-'ami- 

.Vcorrei-pondent asks: --Is it trne that 
Daniel Webster was a KirabaU?" 

We reply, hardly a Kimball. He was 
a Webster, but a desee^ndant ot a Kim- 
ball. His mother was AbiLj-ail Easi- 

ly.- He then very pertinently adds, m^n; she the daughter of .John and 

•■nad the Kimballs fully understood Abigail (.French) Eastman; he the soq 

the scope of that work when it was ia ^f jjamuel and Elizabeth (Severanss 

progress, they would hare made it still Eastman: she the daughter of Thomas 


more valuable, and far easier tin 
bors of Messrs. Morrison and Sharpies."' i 
This is a cleir cut statement. In near- 
ly every case where the History falls ' 
short of what it might have been it is 
owing to the negligence or want of in- i 
terest In members of the fiinily who 
might have rendered valuable aid. In 
many cases the very ones who are 
omitted, or who do not think t!i'>y re- 
ceived all the notice that was tluTe 
due. are the ones who owe it to their 
own neglect. Even now there are 
those who are perfectly indittereut. 
S^ome who were icdiA'erent then, now 
realize a gi-owing interest. Those who 
are indifferent now may come to feel 
otherwise in the future. The senti- 
ment is one that 

Prof. Sharpies gives a bit of interest- gins 

ing news iri his genealogical notes this tion. 
montu. ISIost of our ivaders pa^t mid 

die age and many younger are fauiiliar ping the "b'" a 

with Prof. John Frosfs Pictorial His- the --pV/' in i. 

and Abigail( Kimball) Severans: she the 
eKlest chiH and daughter of Richard 
Ivimball, the iinmig'rjiot. '^he was 
born in England, iliiji.'l \Vfli-ter. 
therefore was si.xtli in .;i~ itt fr..m 
Richard Kimball. Th.-r-j is a lra.iiti<;.n 
that a -.-ery estimable Kimball woman 
once refused Daniel Webster in mar- 
riage, and outlived him fifteen years 



non to hear Kim- 
same way. drop- 
do liy dropping- 
L'ampbell. The Chicago 
- fourteen Iviairaels. 

f the M.i 
»"as a pro. 

his mo; her ^vas Abigail. (, 

family of Kimbails. He 

writer of histories and biographic-. 

and superficial enough to suit ti.e 

popular taste of his time. 

Our scholarlv cousin EHivoo 1 Davis 
Kimball of Wichita has prep.ire.J an 
article on the Kimballs and Kembles 
in King Phillip's war. much more com" 
prehensive than the mention we make 
this mouth of about the same subject. 
It will appear in the April number and 
will be of especial interest to tj'ose 
%vho may want to learn as to their elig- 
ibility to membership in the 55o?iety of 
Coloriai War^. 

I nirersity, Wate.r 
at Newton Theologi 
ton. Mass.. ]-'.'7. ' 
ter. Mass. over the ! 
14, 1<[K. (.(rdaine.i 

Sket.-ii of Al>igLi 
aunt of Sumner I. 
ington. now in her 
given next month, 
of this i.S6.sie. 

iball is the 
ibridge. Me. 
a the High 

. Xov. 

March, 1S9S 

KimbaDs in the Revolutionary War. 

There were at lea»t 130 Kimbalis by 
naiue in the Rcolutionary War, all 
descendants of Richard who landed in 
Massachussetts 141 years beiore the 
Battle of Lexington in which several 
Kimballs were engaged. This proba- 
bly falls considerably short of the to- 
tal number. In another place for in- 
stance, we have |?i%-en the names of 
six New Hampshire Kimballs who were 
with Gen. Stark at the' battle of Ben- 
nington. Three of these names are not 
found in the roster from which we 
ffather these 130 names. Nor does this 
list include the names of sons whose 
mothers were born Kimballs. 

Out of this list 79 became heads of 
fain'Mes and have descendants now liv- 
ing:. Many others had families that 
became extinct. 

The fig^ures are somewhat remark- 
able. There appears to be no Kimballs 
now living' in this country that are 
known not to be descendants of Rich- 
ard. The lineage of nearly all can be 
traced directly back to the first immi- 1 
g-rs.nt in 1034. The-te is very little. 
doubt as to the descent of the remain- j 
der. There are Kimballs living- in 
England belong-in.^ to the same origi- 
nal family, but it see-.i;s that no others 
haye emigrated to this country since the 
landing- of Richard and Henry in 1634, I 
and the line of Uenry became extinct 
soon after the Revolution. 

These facts make the family a very 
exceptional one. The Kimball Family 
is numerous, but it is not even among- 
the largest in the country. But in 
most, probably in all other cases, the 
more numerous families are descended 
from several ancestors — brothers, un- 
cles, or cousins, emigrating- at the same 
time, as Richard and Henry did, or at ■ 
different times, often many years apart. 
■ The living- male descendants of the 
V;) Kimball soldiers of the Revo- j are elig-ible to membership in I 
the society of Sons of the Revolution. 
Vt'hat an army that would be, especi- ' 

ally if the same proportionate increase 
has been Vept up. Of course these 130 
soldier descendants of Richard were 
but a small part of those then living. 
If one were to treble the number or 
call it 400, he would be far, Tery far 
within the mark. 

Here then would be a problem, which 
perhaps, some Kimball schoolboy with 
a mathematical turn may work out 
if he will. If the male descendants of 
one man inl41 years amount to 400, what 
will be the number who may become 
sons of the Revolution, descended from 
73 fathers after the lapse of 115 years, 
the a^e of 21 being required for ad- 

By the Deeember number of Our 
Dunib Animals, pa&lishcd in Boston, 
Geo. T. Angell, editor, it is shown that 
Mr.s. D.P. Kimball contributes ten dol- 
lars, and the Kimball & Cary Co., and 
N, \V. Kimball, smaller sums to the 
Massac hussetts society, for the preven- 
tion of cruelty to animals. The work 
to which <jeo. T. Angell has devoted 
so many years, out of the seventy-five 
that nave t-een given him, is one of the 
most uplifting of the civilizing forces 
of the age. The average man, though 
brutal yet, is f-ar less brutish than he 
was the days before Geo. T. Angell. 
Bands of Mercy are now to be found 
in almost every village r.nd hamlet, and 
societies for preventing cruelty to ani- 
mals, in every considerable city. It is 
one of the agencies of good chat it is 

well to eacou 


Otis Kimball of Boston asks: 'By 
the way. why should we not spell the 
name Kemball as Richard and Henry 
did. and as it is spelled almost invaria- 
bly in Eng-iand now. The Kimball is 
a corruption of the early New England 

The late Gen. Nathan Kimball, tf 
Ogden. Ulih, drew a government pen- 
sion of SlOO a month. 

Kimball Familv X. 

Notes Suppiementary to the Data 
"Kimball Family History 

icy Ei,i,w.j,^i. n.svi.^ kiMiiif r 

i'age 994-J.:vn^ UAyxF:s. graduated 
A. };. at Williams Collesre. reL-eiveil 
the degree of I'h. D. frou! Johns 
Hopkins University, his major 
subject for the degree beiny Eco- 
nuinios. Is instructor in the Free 
Academy at Xorwieh. Conn. 
Pac,'e 9;)4-Chap.i.ks Stillmax IIav.vks. ! 
took his A. B. at Williams Colieg-e. ' 
and B. D. at Yale Divinitv School. 
Took the traveling- fellowship at 
Yale Di%-inity School and studied ! 
in Lrc-rnHLv. Is now pastor of 
the Congregational church at '■ 
Lancaster, Mass. Latest advices I 
pubUcly annr-vunce Hia enjray-e- ' 
ment to Miss Caribel F. Spiikling. ! 
She ib niece by marriag-e, and he : 
nephew by blooa of William fCira- 
batl (JiSOi. and John Gardner ICiiu- 
. ball I22S?.), thoug-h he and his i 
tiancee aj-e of no kinship to each i 
other. I 

Page yy4— Fan.nif. Eliza HArsEs. grad- , 
uated at Mt. Uolyolce College, and ! 
is a teacher, llattie Tenney Llayce., I 
like her elder sister, g-raduated at j 
Mt. Uolyoke Collej-e, and is a ' 
teacher in the Pepperell. .Mass., ' 
Biii-h .School. 
Page 90.' -John-- ItovF.v tK)A. IJ.. lie- 
loit, I8f).-H. Is p;j.,T,jr of Couyreya- 
ticnul church. .Stouij-ht-ri. Wis.. 
Er.izA!)[viH-(rAUOK.\Ku I K;. teacher 
ofLn-lishand Hhu,,-. in Lcwis- 
tou. Maine, (li.a-!, School, 
i^'aye '-I'l:;— CiiAf:i,Ks-Ui;.\uv-jF.\i.-Kfi i Ki. 
is cnga--ed in the lusarauce uusi- 
ne.-,s. on hi* own account, in Koston. 
Fka.\k-W!ll[a.m (K.I. A. ];.. Boston 
Fniversity, is a teacher. 
I'.ig-e 1U7T— Wir.i.i.v.M F,.nri:K IJaii.kv. 
married at Nepouset. Huston. .Mus^.. 
June 10th. lsy>H. MeU-ina Aa-uinda. 
daug-htcr of .John H. .Sweetser. He 
;sa clerk in the Fremont Xational 
Bank of liiiston. 
Aktiur Wauo liAir.Ev. A. K 
liauiaCoUefTe Ij'.i.T. lor l-'irt i 

the Pag-e lOVT— Ei.lwood-Davis (K). i-2-ni'), 
I spells his fii-st name witli a double!, 

■ after the manner of the EUwood 

Dav-is for whom he was named, and 
who, being- a Quaker, had followed 
the orthography of the Quaker poet 
Thomas Ell wood. E. U K. was 
born. Sept. 29, and not 2~. as stated 
in the book. Tht wife of E. D. K. 
was not of Rutland, X. Y.. but of 
Burton. Ohio. It was her srrand- 
lather Johnson who had for a time 
Uvea at Rutland, X. Y. E. D. K. 
is fond of g-enealogical research and 
has learned concerning- more than 
two h-undred (200) of his ancestors. 
Besides the ilegree of A. li. he has 
received an A. il. from his alma 


Page *■:."— Chari.ks-Cottox (K), is now 
livisg- in Xew York City, at 320 
west ll:Jth Street. About a year 
ag» he sutiEered from a paralytic 
stroke and is not yet abU- to preach. 
■His eldest daughter Louise was 
married last year with Will Fer- 
usoa, architect of the \\ aldorf Ho- 
teL His son. Harry-Urant, is a 
serior in Hamilton College. 
Page »-'=>— Geo.H.K.M(4I1t. died in l^:c. 
ami his widow Fran..-es-.\.un, and 
her -son Ward, now hve in Beatrice 
XeL.. Ue i^, iramarriL-d. 

Fk-i.kiu. u-I-:li.vaui. ,K,n:.;r 


.1 is 


P-ctge.-.i:-.— .Mii.i-„,N--.v,:,LoN-. son .;.f Rev. 
-Milton K, (10-:.-,;: b. I eh. -'.->. 18;:-, 
d. Oct. x;4. I,y.i7. lU- '.va-, a gradu- 
ate oi Knox Colle---, LI. , ;v ad -i-rv." .;_ 
as a captain in the ITih lUinwi:, 
regiment, and oa the stall' of lieu. 
Ros^i. At the time of his death 
was an active eider in the Second 
Presbyterian Church of Spring- 
ticia. Illinois. He left a widow 
and four daughters. ;Mui-y, Mar- 

March, ISVS 

Lieutenant W. W. Kimball's Re- 
ception ot His Flotilla. ., 

In last issue we the riotUlu 
of torpedo bouts, under command of 
Lieutenant Commander KimliuU, (see 
p. nT7.) now on a tour of inspection 
iilong- the Atlantic and Gulf coast. We 
now have tlie Florida paper.s giying- 
aceonnts of its reoeption on the easl 
coast. A St. Aiigu.stine dispatch to the 
-laoksonville Tioies L'niou says: 

St. Aiigustme. Dec. IS. — The torpedo 
lioat> Porter. Dupont and Cushiny: ar- 
rived here at 'J o'clocic this afternoon. - 
Thev were met just outside tlit? bur by 
the Ericsson, which has been in this 
port for .several days. As the entire 
li.^tilla st.>:,i..f.l nn "the rii-er and ma- 
neuvered !•• • :■- ■ ..~'i^'::- anchor justoH: 
from Ciir.- : - •:: -,icv were watch- 

ed bv tb.,u-: ,,^,- ■ i .....i.le Thetn-ace 
ai!de:isc ui-.. .■. ii:ca queer lo.)kine- 
boats s'lided tiiroujrh the water was a 
novel siffht to nearly everyone. 

I'lie city autlior:ties and the people 
of St. Aug-ustine have made elaborate 
preparations for the entertainment of 
the visiting- naval otiicers ne.xl iveeic. 
which promises to outdo all other ailrairs 
of like character, either here or in the 
nei.^hboring- cities. 

The boats left Jacksonville at 9 a. ui . 
reached the St. .Joiius y<a.v at l^ and 
made the run to the St. A ugustine bar. a 
distance of 'M miles in <ine hour and 
a half. This is remarkable time when 
it i.s taken into coa.side ration that the 
boats Were u.jt L'-oin? at their full speed. 

When abreast of St. Aup-ustine the 
Ericson came out and j^jined the llotilla 
and after an e.Kchange of naval courte- 
sies, the boats were ordered by Lieu- 
tenant Commander Kimball to lay b}- 
while the Dupont gave a practical ex- 
liibition to the Xaval Reserves in tor- 
pedo firinir. -V murk .vas set in the wa- 
ter and while tlie Dupont was froinjr at 
- d >;.eeii Eii--i--n i.'lark tired hvo tor- 
; ■■ ;■ ■■-. one which was aimed witli re- 
■■:'.:rl<aiiie accuracy, and had it V)cen 

■ : ]- . It would "have hit the mark 
M ■ ;»t. aith'iug-ii the targ-et « as fully 

.ir.i.-- away. 
1 . .■ X ival I'.eserves were very much 

•■'>/!i'-"cd by the trip, and ;>btained 
V'ute Tk lot ot valuable infovniati.>n 
*v hieh will stand them iti a'ood stead in 
the future. 

Lieutenant Commander Kimixiil was 
"imine.vs it.seif. andyave the air.ateiir 
■ar] f'.t-iv facility for improvinf>' 
'i. -mscives in the art of naval warfare, 

and they will no doubt lonsr remember 
their ni-st experience in torpedo prac- 

Of the Tjanquet the St Aug-ustine 
iiioruin<r Journal says: 

Tlie ban.iuet by the city of St. Aug-- 
ustme to the officers of Torpedo Boat 
Flotilla, and of the First Artillerv at 
the Alcazar la.stevenin-, > ;- a '■• i 1: jiit 
success. L'uder the !»■: ■ ■ :■■.!! 

of Mr. C. H. Knott, th- - . ; u,- 

hall of the mag-niticent ho;,-; i,,i,i ip^-cii 
i conv-ertej a perfect bower of U<!tit 
' From the ceiling- hung- in irassive folds 
a do/.en or more immense; flag-s' of the 
I nation, while in each corner of the 
I hall were hug-e clusters of green foli- 
' ag-e throug-K which shown hundreds of 
: miniature electric lights of varigated 
j colors. It would be difficult to accur- 
1 ately describe, and do full ju,->tice to 
! the artistic decorations, but the effect 
! was beautiful and heightened a hun- 
! dred fohl by the brilliantly uniformed 
i men who soon g-athered" within the 
! banquet hall. 

; At the head of the board sat Mayor 
I Genovar ai><i on his right. Lieutenant 
; t.'oinmander W. ^\'. Kimball and Gen- 
i eral Sehoheld-. on his left. Col. Rawls 
; and Col. Upham. AVhile ranged ab<rat 
1 them on eiciier side of the long table 
I were otiicers of t.he flotilla, the orti.'er^ 
' of the First Artillery and the citizens 
I gathered there to do lion.,r to tlie city's 
i guests. 

The Mayo, 




made a sueec 


ant ivimbai:. 
tilla. Inth< 



took occasi<in 
in its recepti 
of the torped 


■'f the 


hospitality a- 
had ev.r v:~ 


tend.d :i. rt 


. ,^ 

their mauy g-ood traits 
He was followed bv 
Scliotield. who responded 
■■The Armv." The ill-;- 




1 : : --■ 

ing upon the 

needs ot 


I i 


t.s u-r 


nt in i 
A nunil.crof 




r.-^pond to 


speech, and i 
when all the 
bauquet was 

ieneral J. ^t. 
to the toast. 

Kirabali Faniilv Xeu-s. 

ICoutln'-eil licr.i Tiige 61).] 
^'arct, (m. Lewis Miller of Spriiig- 
field, 113 W. Monri>5 St.) and I'yOiiiso 
and Jennie. 

Page 513— Kk.vkv-Maetin (Ki. broi *ier 
of the above b. A pr. 7. l^Si. unmar- 
ried is living' in Fort Morgan. Colo., 
■with his rouDg-fst bi-other. Lumau- 
Wileox (Kl. V-. Sept, 27. l<i'j. mar- 
ried; three cbilclren, Eminq, Ht-len, 
and Milton. 

Pag-e 513 — Lo'jisA (Ki, m. Jesse TVeems 
of Quincy. Ill,, d, 1577 Two sons. 
Milton-Kimball and Frank-Henry 
proprietors of Weein's Laundry, 
Dye Works and Aititicial lee t'kiDt. 

Pag-f 51-J— Edwakp-Solon (Kl. not Ed- 
win, son of Kev. Lycurgiis P.( J02,S), 
b. 1*40, is a passeng-er conductor 
on the C. B. .t Q. R. R.. and lives in 
Galesburg, Illinois. Married, two 
children. Edilh-lirowu iIC) a grad- 
uate of Knox Colleg'e, an.l Haniel- ] 
Bradbury (K) engaged on the Chi- 
cago Record, 

XoTE — The above tvas famished by 
Kmma t.ucy. daughter of tiie Uev. 
John Milton Kimbali (w:r.) who 
married her cousin, Frederick Ed- 
ward Kimball, If the names of 
wives had been given, and tie dates 
of births and deaths a little more 
fully it would have been more sat- 
isfactorj'. As it is. it is presented 
as a model for otheiis. We add 
that all the ahove are descendants 
of Capt. Peter Kimbai! {31.">: of Kos- 
eawen. X. H., mentioned in anoth- 
er column as one of the .six New 
Hampshire Kimbails who fought 
at Bennington. Mrs. K. writesthat 
her aunt Eunice Kimbail GriiSu 
(p. 2Sb). at the time of her deatii 
had in her posession a hatohet used 
by Captain Peter Kimball during j 
the Bennington cainp.i'.gi'.. Abrc- ' 
ham Kimbail. one oi his comrade.^ i 
was an ancestor to the Kew.< edi- | 
tor, (25.), p, UVDj. 

Page 71.3— C.KORGE-PuE.scoiT (K). was. 
bora Feb. 23, is:<0, in Waltham. 
Ma^s. When five yeai^ old his fath- 
er dkxl. and he went afterwards to 
live with his uncle George (149^1. 
Springfield, Vt,, where he leaxned 
the blacksmith trade. Married, 
July t".. 1?.W, Jlartha Atwood Lynofa , 
of .Milford, X. H. In 1«3-.' went to 
California, and soon settled down 
at black&mithing and ean'iage m-ak- 
ing and was burned out a few years 
later. He ti\en organized tlie Kim- 
ball Car and Carriage Co., the larg- 
est oi the kind on the OAst. One 
of their beautiful pala'-e sleeping 
cars, all of CsUfornia v.-cxl. v^-a^ 
oii e-Nhiblticn in Chicago and was 
destroyed in the big iire in 1571. 
They eJso mauageil the ^Vest Coast 
Furr.iture Co., which furnished the 
Palace Hotel. He died Aug. ■:Z. 
lS'i4. leaving a widow and two sons, 
tieorge-Wallace and Fred-Herbert, 
Cr£OKr,s-\VALr>.\CE. (K) b.. San 
I'raacisco. June 19, 1S50. ni. March 
27, 15 33, Hattie Belle Foster of Porl- 
iiad. Oi-e. Is in the Insurance busi- 
ness. Three cpildrec, .Maud-Foster, 
b, bept. 3, 1S.54: Edwin- Prescott, b. 
Aug. 33, IS^O; and George-Clarence, 
b. June 13, ISi'.l. All bom in San 

F,r-.FJ>HEK3i;ET(Ki b.. .San Fraa- 
t-isco. Sept. y, lsr;3. Presides in Mon- 
Page 651 — -I'K'.y KniB.\i,[. '1342,. of 
Gotfswwn. X. H.. married at Dan- 
v.-r>. Mu^ri.. April :.. :<il. SalUe 
C'ji'.in.s I'u'.nani- a meiiibjr of the 
e<.-l-bir.i,tt;'-l Israel Puiaam family. 
The number 21 ir> given to Joseph- 
Augustus belongs to John-Melvtlle. 
His aa-aghter, Cordelia-.A.rDanda. 
diet.! Jan. 19. l^viS. As noticed else- 

Josepu-Adgl'stus 1 Kiwas injured 
June 1, lS5i">, hy being throwii i-.r,- 
der a wagon load of lumber drawn 
by a yoke of oxen. Somethin-' 

Marcli, ISOS 

Captive Johnson Kimbal!. 

On pi>j,'e ■-■>> of the Family rii:.t.jry is 
a sSiort slv-eti.-h of Col. Geor^-e Kiraball, 
whoSK second ^vife was Elizabeth ( ai> 
tive Johnson, named Captive >> 
she was born while the motlier was in 

CharlfStoivn, X. H. was a new settle- 
ment, on the Connecticut river, in IT.'.-l. 
It had been gruuted tj a number of 
per-sons nineteen years hexore^and was 
known as Xumher Four. A f<.)rt was 
erected in 1T43. and as it was on the 
river trail running from Montreal to 
t'.ie Ma^.saehusett.s settlement, it was 
particularly oHVusive to the Irdlans. 
It was the scene of many thrilling' ad- 
ventures, and in lT4fi the whole settle- 
ment was deserted. The ne.xt spring 
a companj- of thirty men took posses- 
sioh of the fort under command of 
Capt. Phineas .Stevens, where they 
were attacked by four hundred French 
and Indians without success. In 17-19 
the Cape Kreton war ended and then 
came five years of comparative rest. was incorporated in 1T.=;3, 
and the celetTated French and Indian 
war bog'an the next year. In this war 
Charleston was exposed to the maraud- 
ing- parties going- and coming. It was 
thirty miles from other settlements. 
It was here that Capt. James Johnson 
lived, and'here he-was attacked in the 
earlj- niornmg-. Aug. 2'J, IV.'i-l. In the&e 
raids the policj- wa.s. not to kill, but 
to take prisoners to hold for ransom. 
Capt. Johnson, wife and three children. 
Were taken with one or two other pris- 
oners, and tiie party started up the 
river through the wildernes.s for Cana- 

Ua the second day. not far from 
where Dartmouth C jUegeis now locat- 
ed, a liitie girl was Ijorn to Mrs. John- 
son. I'nder some circumstances the 
child would have been instaatly killed, 
as others often we're. But prisouers 
ivere worth inoney and so great care 
wai taken of mi.>therand child. .-V halt 

for a day was made, and then the 
mother taken on a Utter and carried 
by the Indians. They had but one 
horse and nourishment fcr the child 
failed, so the horse was killed and 
pieces ox the flesh given her to suck, 
and its life thus preserved until .^^on- 
treal was reached, ilrs. Johnson wa.> 
nearly two year.s a pri.srmer. and Capt. 
John.son three years when they re- 
turned, the family having safely passed 
through a siege of small-pox while 
prisoners. It was this captive- bora 
daughter of Capt. .Johnson that Col. 
George Kimball married about ITTs-'j. 
for liis second wife. It would be inter- 
esting to know more about the first 
wife, Thurza Wiilard. V.'us she a rela- 
tive ot Captive? 

The fatherof Mrs. Johnson was Lieu .. 
Moses milard- killed by Indians in>, within sight of the fori, while aL 
worse, -with his son Moses. This son. 
after being wounded with a spear, 
mide his escape to the fort dragging 
the spear. In 17C0 Joseph. Willard, his 
wife, and chLldren, among them an in- 
fant, were taken prisoners. This time 
as an obstacle of their hurried retreat, 
the child's brains were beaten out 
against a tree. These were the last 
Indian depredations in Xew England. 

^Ve would like the name and present 
address of every Kimball and of every 
one of the Kimball descent, now living 
who would in any way be likely to lie 
interested in the News. One cousin 
writes that such a list ought to be pub- 

If you have the Family History, 
please give your number or the num- 
ber under which your name may br" 
found, or else the pag-e. Do the same 
whenever reference is made to any one 
if t.he same is in the book. 

Howard Kimball, of Indi.inapo 
woul.! like to .-iee in the Nkw.s illustr 
tions of hl--toric iandmar 
about Ipswich. Mass., and so wouiti w 


Kimball Faini'Ir News. 


fContliiaeil from page 62.) 
was wrong- and h-; went between 
the cattle, when thev starto.l.- The 
load pa.ssea over his body and 
died from internal injuries Junf 
at his home at Manhattan. 

MARY-CAnRiB.i^Kiformerly an art 
insti-uctor in the State Ai,'-ntniltiu-- 
al CoUeg-e. at Manhattan, of which 
she is an alumna, now 
den Grove, California, and is un- 
ig-e &-tO— iK), mar- 
ried Mar\- Ellen Barney (not Burn- 
ey), dau^'hter of Milton (not Wil- 
liam) and Nanoy Barney. With 
his brother, .Toseoh Aug-tistus, he 
left New Hampshire Mar. 16. l.S.>ti, 
and i-eaeheii M3uhat?;in April 4. 
and took a claim four miles norlh- of that place. With his broth- 
ers Richard-Henry, Charles-Wes- 

as announced el'scwhere. They livf- 
al EUiriwood., where he 
has charg-e of the nin:h School. 

Stei,la- Victoria (K) i.s a teacher 
in the Hig-h School of Manhattan. 

fe &il CUAKI.K.•i-^^ ESI.F.Y (K) Was 

married in ISS.t, (not ISS.';). Re 
served with his brother-s- in th- 
war of the rebellion. 

Gar- Fsg-e fKi— Eu.a-Maria (K)die.l .Tan, 10. 
un- as elsewhere stated, v<-as married 

Jan. 1, 1S74, 'not June). Her hu.s- 
band. T. H. Powers, lives in Lo- 
-■Vng-eles with his two youngest 
ehiidren, Hi» eldest daughter. 
Aug-usta Putnam Powers mar- 
ried Oeorg-e Ximmo. They live on 
a ranch near Garden Grove, Cali- 
fornia and have two childi-en, botli 
This family .s<>enis to inherit artistic 
ability. William Hazeu 11347) was ar- 
!ey and. Horace Eells, who after- I tistie and literary, and his Son V,■llli.^- 
wards nj.irried their sister,.Cordeiia : Oaylord fii-M) and liis two sons Harry- 
recently deceased, he enlisted in ' Gove and Eichard-Hazen (p. 941) inher- 
thenEleventh Kansas Cavalry. j i ted the same talent, and so did bis 

.Ar.BtcuT-BARNEr (Ki. (not Burney) I Iji-other Ho.vard-Alg-ernon (2123).tRich- 
ard r.irtjry (-'117/ nephew and cousin ot 
She above, hrotlier of Carrie and fath- 
er of Sarah-l'.ertha. both at one time 
art instructiDrs in the :\ranhattan Col- 
lege, has much undeveloped talent in 
the same direction. 

is married, lives at Sc.iudia where 
he is postmaster, and publisher of 
the Scandia Journal. 

CHARLKs-.VcrrrsTrs \Kt is a la^v- 
yer in successful practice in Junc- 
tion City, 

Eduar-Wili,!'* [K' and his si.Uer ^^'^ would like to have furnished u- 
Marj- were bore m January 18S2 and | ^^"^ names of all those who are given 
18S7 respectively, instead of .June, j ' 

m the History as iivin?, but who ha 
Page04u-RtCHARD.HEXKr(K) followed deTth^'^'F;"''*'' '*'" t'""^'*^ ^°« ^'^t'" 
his brothers to Kansas in the win- 
ter of ".■)ij-7. and the several other 
members of the family followed in 
11 settling about M 

the .spring. 

liattan. He served in the «v;tr of 
the rebellion, and married Eii^a- | 
l)eth Foster Greer in^jt Greeteiand ; 

his eldcs 

son is Fred-G 

pie. Sarah Elizabeth, 
wife of Col.W.P. Chandler, of Danville. 
111., is now deceased, p. 5'j:i. 

Clara B. wife of Edwin A. IGmbaU. 
(-O'l'S; now deceased. 
. 1 _Rev. John Kimball. (I>:t;;) of .'^an 
Franci.sco, d. July •;. IsfC 

:Moses Brown Kiinball (1877) d. at 
Xe'.vt.uryp<.,rt. Ma.-h.. .rulv -Mi, ls!.7. 




SAi!.\H-P.EKru.v (Kl wa.s an art] 
instructor in the State .\L;'v:ou!tur- ; 
al College until her m.arriu.ij-c \^ith i 
AU;ert Dickens on New Ye'irs ilav. 


That Coat of Arms. 

Theie are some who are very urgent 
that the above coat of arms be placed 
at the head of the Nkws. 

It is hereby proposed to submit it to 
tlie Nkws readers after argument is 
heard. If any one can show that the 
family has such coat of arms the proof 
is soiicited. Tiie Xe\v9 does not wish 
to deprive the family of any lionor that 
belongs to it. nor aoes it wish to g'ive i 
counteaanoi; to fraud, nor to help bol- ■ 
ster uo the fauiily by any <b..:i o.-ei, n- 
sions where nothing of the kind is 
needed. : 

The Xkw.-; lias no evidence that the , 
family has any c(3at of arms. There is i 
mucli evidence ag'ainst it. i 

Geuuine coats of arms ave g-eaerally 
recorded in works on h..'rald;-y. In hni:- 

are subject to an annual tax. The ; 
ivrong-fiil assumption in tlie United • 
Klugdom of a coat of arms subjects one ; 
to a penalty. Now Prof Sharpies de- ! 
Clares he can find no such record. IJut i 
the law courts of Eug-land show that | 
people were found to assume such dis- ! 
tmction and were subject to penalties t 
thereby. Such persons were moreover : 
subject to annual ta.x. i 
ri'ally entitled to them. ; 

Hut s.>me will insist that we have : 
the authority of the Herald's Colle-e. [ 
and refer to what is said on pa^^e six-; 
teen of the History beneath the staie- 
iiieut made by Mr. .Sharpies. Xow the ; 
Uerald"s CoUeg-e should show clearly 

who is and who is not entitled to a 
coat of arms. But it does not do so. 
It records pedigrees, and can grant 
coat of arms .vithout any hereditary 
claim on certain conditions. The mem- 
bers of the college have small salaries. 
but their chief income is derived from 
fees. The wrong-ful use of coats of 
arms in England doubtless comes from 
j this fee system. Although subject to 
1 annual ta.x and to tines there are some 
i whoa.spire to this seniolance of dignitv 
I because they can buy it by paying fees. 
I Tile false claim of arms is more com- 
, nion in this L-ountry thau in England. 
: The ••fees" are about all that is neces- 
: sury fiiid tliere are uo fines and no taxes. 
Ihcjusands of p'irsous in this country, 
uherc ue pretend there is uo difference 
in rank except the rank of genuine mer- 
it, lay cluii.i to coats of arm.s which 
I only have been bought and paid for, 
; or merely assumed without any cost, 
i This abuse has grown to be so great that 
: not louiT ^ifo the New York Tribune ar- 
raiyned the practice in the severest 

^ome \ea',-s ago \V. S. Appleton com- 
piled a list actually descended from 
Mm >c entit-ed to coats of arms, and it 
Mill., cmbr;L._i-d twenty-nine New Eng- 
land tamilicj, but there were probablj' 
some more. 

ft may be added that the Herald's 
College was established in U8.!. by Rich- 
aril 111. i.enuiue grants of coats »f 
arms issued before that date were re- 
corded on the English rolls. At that 
time the English wars with the iNIoors 
wei-e ov-r. ,,o that the claim that such 
arms were granted for gallantrv against 
the .Moors is very slight. The rolls 
would show it .\gain. the very pres- 
ence of the l:on is evidence of fraud..The 
lion was an emblem, espeeialh in early 
days, reserved for royalty, or granted 
only to royal favorites. In those days 
a Mr/(ir's head was one cf the popular 
devices used, and a coat of arms earned 
as this is claimed to have been, would 
have sh.vwn in all probabilitv a Moor's 
head in place of a lion. The lion is 
too big a thing, and I'rof, Sharpies 
says the motto, --brave not eruer' at- 
t.oMies to the lion and not to the fami- 

The Kimball family has just the same 
riglit to its coat of arms as thousands 
of otliHis in tiii,-, country have to theirs, 
bu t wo fav..r retirino- it to an obscure 
i.-onier until there is more proof of its 
honorable paternity. 


Very inuchi depends now upon tamily Xotk: — \Vi 
friends as to the completeness and sue- I of com iiur>j< 
cet.s of the Xkws. As first started, it felt | tors of Kiml 

reyard tc 
than Ki 

.tie I 
be I 

such ' 

was ju-iimisod, and that little could 
given with or without assistance for ! cnuld ; 
the year. Xo great appeals were there- "liiT 
fore made for support. The paper was .-t,i.i<l ' 
sent ouc as a kind of feeler. Xo fraTi- . anno- 
tic appeals are now made. There is a ' i^;-'' >'■.'■ 
very considerable call for the paper, | at the 
and for a better paper, frof. Sharpie- :ii!y pi 
volunteers to take eharo-e of an import- : un.f-r 
ant editorial department. Mr. Morri- !m;iiu 
son offers all the aid possible and thinks • try \vl 
with the change to the octavo form errors 
all will be "clfar .sailing.'' Someothers j Wax 
who did not think much of the enter- , histon 
prise at first, now tliiak it a good ', in the 
tiling- .\t tliis end of the lij-ie. a year's \ tory a.- 
publication is guaranteed, the best we , balls r 
can make it. After this what remains \ thos>: .: 
to be done must be done bv others. I 

alter we 

tff>rd to 

s may be fully uuder- 
;in:erjus friends, we will 
I)!: iw'ny rule: In trao- 
p.-.licree we shall stop 
■L\-/ice we can make to 
nfiLi'i^-y in which s\ich 
•n. 'I'hi^ rule does not 

n.l.itatcen ti. pi>iut out 

•-, ■ I'.ar.y reeded is the 
1 - !.ist dates mentioneil 
History, and such his- 
.i'>li_- us to counect Kim- 
i — l iu the book with 

Before reprinting- the firs 
bers of the Xews it will 
know what will be the enti 
for the vear's volume. Xo 

demand. Uut fe 
quired, and none 
plea. As we sha! 
alone it will be a 
and will cost othet 
tions. if sent at al 
course all who 
will be furnish 
of cost. 

: two num- 
be well to 
re demand 
more need 

We wi. 
all en<r.-i 


11 be re- 
as sam- 

have the first numbers 
ed the revised form free 




s fron 






I re:(U 




•nd=d for public-ati )n 
r.jre the first of the 
issilile. and all should 
twelfth. Ernerg-en- 
,e a fi-w days laU-r 

Gilberi, H [vimbyll, , ■; 
Ordway. parents u: the 
Xews. were married iu : 
m the same house in 
Webster was married. 

Euitor .)f th. 
alisbury. X.ll. 
which Danle 

While fifty cents is to be the resrula 
subscription price, let it be remera^.'-ve' 
no one of the family is so poor a - :• > ' ^ 
deprived ot the paper at .such, p.-: t .; 
can be afforded. 

has CO 

56^4 = = = iSgS 

^^ "1^ ^ Srii3 SC Cents a I'ca 

bustauux J. jiimhnll, !• iibU.'her, 

j mimball 
I mews, „„, 

^Cimball Ijamily Stislori/ Supplement, 





c - J 

"The Kin-.ball Family History" in ti\o vol'.,r.:>,, nf iver twelve hundred ^_ .> 

I'-'^es. by Messrs. Sharpies and Morrison. ..-'r.i.d. ■■•■4 

Thi? is one of the most complete genu 1' j c . -r p'iM-shed. <' ;| 

' .^id sho'ild be in llie hand; of every n-erat':: ■ . -..e :i-,.'''. . -^"'■'' 


Canob'e La^e. N. H. 13 Broad Street. " f..^\ 

Boston, Mass. ^.^z 


^/C^SSaJ^'^^ — ' "'-^'"''Jvj^g;:^?^^^^^::;,^^ 


u/ie 3iimbaU family Diews, 


Pxiblislied. N-ronthl.v. 


Reir. Reuel Hartley Kimball ilied at; 
his home in Mercer, ilaiue. Sunday 
evening', Feb. -0. 1S9S. He was born 
July 5, ISIS, the son of Hartley and 
Eliza (Cartisi fCiiiibuil. Tli-, LTandt'atiiev 
Nichola- Kiinl.all. sc*li,Ni in Meroer in 
ITSS. and the farm hnsl.^en in the fam- 

The History Supplement. 

Ab -a ill l.'o .'i-en fr-im tiio annoini':e- 
mcnt on page 73. the publishers ut the 
I'atnily History who have been contem- 
plating- the publication of a supple- 
:n'-T.t thereto, have eoneluded to turn 
the material they have accumulated 
for that pui-pose over to the Kimball 
Family Nkw.*. 

The first instalment appears in this 
issue. This is something- that the pub- 
lisher of the Xrws had iiot contem- 
plated and involves a still further 
chtug-e or modification iu tiie editorial 
management of the paper. At least, 
it adds, for the present, to its Efeiieal- 
og-ica! character, g'ivinjj the preponder- 
ance to this special matter. 

Hit shall appear that the Xeus is t'. 
become a permanent publication after 
the end of the current year, thisactivm 
on part of Messrs. Morrison .and Sliar- 
ples will probably be found to be wise. 
This supplemental matter will ije e<.>n- 
tinuous — is spr!n<f!ii<j up ar- ■. (■,■■■>. 
month. As I'rof. Sharpies vrr -, ; •. 
isliicea woman's W(n-k. it is nevt r'' i,-. 
We hcjpe tlii-S announcement i;jay l>e 
well received. 

lleuel-nartley received a eora- 
in.jn school education, and then learned 
the trade of cabinet inalcer. In Xovcm- 
ber 1S42 he married Mary ,laue. daush- 
ter of Deacon .ieremiah and i'oU.. ; Wood) 
Smil h. In ISi',0, at the ase of furty-two 
!:e :>r-.olv.'d to enter tlie ministi-y. ai.d 
entered the Metho.list Theological 
S,-iiL:oi at r..,ncord. N. 11.. and grad- 
uut.d in \-'''':, v.-iien lie entered llie 
^i:!inf 0' inference, wliere he labored 
in- th'rty-iive years. In ISti:.' Mrs. 
I\':'!;t'' i 1 vrt-. strijken with paralysis 
■ami hi- ■> -u ii-r-a ;i'i'i:ir:=d, but still 



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Wife of Deacun John Kiniball. ;23i pagt- 159. vvho>e [lortrjit is m 
'!■"■ >~enter of the group of five. Several very interesting^ letter^ written b_\ 
I'hn Kimball to Anna Aver in 1764 and '65. iirevioiisto tiieir marriage, a 
"1 I'Osses.sion of some of their descendants. 

See also KiMRALL Familv \ew.s and Fa.milv Historn- Sl-ppi.emfnt. 
\ol. ,,page74. 


%J hcUiimball^^amily DZeios 

Topeka, Kansas, April, 189S. iifi 

Vol. 1, No. 4. Terms 50 cents a year. 


One Hundred and Two Years Old 
Dec. 3, 1897. 

Abigail, m. James Garvin. 

This statement is all that is eiven m 
the Family History, pane OSi.'. of the 
second child of Nathaniel Kimball (:.>T3) 
and Mary Home. 

Abig'ail Kimball was born Dec. 3, 
ITa.) in Xorth Berwick. Maine, and is 
now living- with ht-r dang-hter, INfrs. 
Andrew S. Wrisrht. at Westford. Mass. 
She m-irried July !). IS-'ii. JamesGarvin; 
b. Shapleiarh. 'Me.. June .'.0. ITD-i: d. Mar. 
14. 18.")S: when they moved to East Bos- 
ton where he followed the trade of a 
blacksmith. A reporter on the Boston 
Crlobe furnished that paper. Jan. ".JO. 
ISSN, an artii.-le from which we excerpt 
the foUowino". 

The instances are rare indeed where 
we ,ire permitted to revievv a century 
(rf hi-ti ■!•■,- ivith one who has been an 
actr.r fhr-uo-h the fnil ion years. 

We are frequently remindeu of people 

who have reached the century mile 
Stone, but such pilo-riras are seldom able 
to contriliute much to the entertain- 
m-'Lt of g-uests. But with Mrs. Abia-ail 
I Garvin of We.stford. now in her 103rd 
year, it is a delig-ht to be in her pres- 
i ence and g-ather information from her 
I well stocked mental storehouse. 

It was the srood fortune of a Globe 
correspondent, a few daj-s ag-o to meet 
this centenarian at her home in West- 
ford, where she enjoys the thoug-htful 
attention of her daughter and the lat- 
ter's husband, ilr. and Mrs. Andrew S. 

Mrs. ("Jarvin entered the sitting- rooan 
with an erect carriage and queenly 
bearing- as was the custom of the old 
school lady at half her age. Taking her 
familiar s-at ny the hearth and exercis- 
ing the tongs to the benefit of the smi >ui- 
dcriug logs, she matifested her pleasure 
at being called -upon, and signiced her 
re.idiness to communicate any facts fa- 
miliar to her of history of the days of 
her youth. 

When a young child she. with the 
family moved to Shapleigh, Me., where 
they were subjected to the hardsliips 
of pioneers. Her ancestors had active 
parts in the French wars for the colo- 
nial possessions in ZS'orth .\meriea. 

This good woman was born during 
the Second term of Washington's aa- 
ministration as president, and she was 
in her fifth year when the father of his 
country was laid to rest at Jit. Vernon. 
Appropriately, among the furnishings 
of her sitting room is a large engraving 
of Washington, of whom thislady talks. 
as having actual memory of the events 
attending the closing ceremonies of 
public memorial, and as her memory is 
the most vivid of the events of her early 
life one can have no doubt that she 
talks of what she saw v.-ith the eyes 
which now serve her to good purpose. 

She has lived through all the admiu- 
istratiims of our constitutional govern- 
ment, but having spent many years in 
comparative retire nent. her memory is 
the most active upon events of domes- 
tic life in which she participated. 

."^pinning anil weaving tlie great honie 
industries of her youth, are vividly ile- 
■>crilied by her today, as with her nim- 
tde hugers she makes attempts to deui- 

Kimball Farnilv Ne^ 


that ll; 
an.l its 


-.aone -'Why, no; I ahvays have a plenty 
■ "ds of to ilo. and I must get my book—." I' p. 
on which she fvom'her chair, g-ot 
a volume of poems, toolc out herg-lasse.s 
anil, u-ipino- them, said her evesiu-ht 
was not as g-ood as it was once. " 

■•Did you ever hear of the Uoston tea 
party V- 

■■('Id King- Georo-e. do vou mean? I 
I g-ness 1 did. aud he got'euoug-h of it 


but M 

s pat in early, 
-■hed witli much 
interest, for upoQ that and the fleece 
of our sheep ilenended our garments for 
the year, aud pin monev a.s well. 

'•\Ve made various fabrics, from the 
ron^lr tl ,TT'^M ' «'"■ "??"'" "'^''^ ^^\ 'I'l-e events of the rerolution 
ai^fg™nt"s- °" '"^° "-ed- 1 her the fresh stories of her youth, re- 

v-!ttl7nfl'l '' '^''^'^'T '^■^*^ *^e P"- ' those who tookVaH ^In'Thos^e*" s\?rrini 
\ ations ot her youtn. Utrvm said: events. 

•"-": ^"« "■« "-s^^;-' k<>pt .-ery busy; | At twilight, while the blaze on the 
had our good time.s. just as . hearth furni.shed the light of the room. 
= the joung folks do today. | .^rrs Oarvin is often neard hnmmino- 
s,.ns:t,i . '^V'.'^*-'"':''^^- ^"t pleasant and an old tune, and .singing the rhvmes-of 
stDMble. \Ve enjoyed a quilting to aid, her youth, 
a tnend ^vhu was rjreparing to set un I t- ' . , , ,, 

housekeeping, and an applS bee was a ' •" ""'■ °" ^'^ brothers %yere successfut 

delight. In this l>oth sexes had a part." i 'awyers and one a physician. Only one 

She is still ar-tive. as she has been ' remained on the old homestead ia 

w-dk-sTo'Vl?"''' -"i ^""^ "-gather she .Maine, to become a well-to-do farmer 
Walks to the nLMtrhboriniT hoinps an,l , , , itmiici 

passes an li.r.rin'famiuar chat as w-a's ''"'^ honored officer of the old church 
the custom of her youth, without any of **hapleigh, 
formalty. .Mrs. Wright is so careful i These are noticed in the Family His- 

Ict:;tM:r"l^^;:;:-;;;['T;:e'^hS':f ^-^- PP-*^-^-- and th^r resp;etiye 
years ago are so strong that she insists """^^'^^ '^'^^ '^«+- ^3.5, SOr,, .SOT. SOS, S09. 
upon being "with the folks". | The second of these (SO.5) was Increase- 

Mrs Garvin is small in figure and Sumner, the tather of Sumner I. Kim- 

caiUd woman. Her forehead superintendent of rhe Life Savin-." Ser- 

shows plainly that the mental nas pre- 
dominated over tiie physical. 
.She is seldom found i 

her rocking 
chair by th'; hearth unless she ha.s a 
book in hand, which she thoughtfully 
" L-ads and comments upon understand- 

vice, Treasury Department. Washing- 
ton. D. C. 

.Airs- Garvin names the following as 

lier fa-^orite authors: Frances Ridley 

"f?-^' .-■ ■ -,. , ■ "avergal. Thomas a Kempis. Rev. An- 

J:i^irV'ai^''^'^:::^:ri^i ''-- ^^"-^^- ^-^^^ '^'--'- -'^ p-^- 

cause of this remarkable lonu-evitv. ; ^'■"mm'^Qtl- Certainly a rather re- 
Her father and mother lived to'be si ' markable selection. Slu: is a strict 
and S2. respectively, a sister became a Congregationalist. Her father was a 


a full century 

:^-Mrs. (iarvin rec;\l 

and completion of the llunker f 

ument with much clearness, an 

of events within the mt-morv 

lady are to th 


While sitting by the old hearthstone 
with this venerable ladv. h.-r cruest 
asked if she did not tind t'iuie drao-'an"- 
on her hands. To th:s slie s;tid with a 
smile of disgust: 


girl. In view ot her centennial celebra- 
the beginning tion.'Dec. 3^ li'j7>, cards \vere sent out to 
l."iO near relatives and four generations 
were reprcdented, and among those 
present, -were .si ■< grand-children, nnd , 
nine areat grand-children. 

Mrs. AVright says: --.Mother rode out 
one of tho>e pleasant davs ne had in 
the first .U^ .ranuary last, "calied at the 
miiiister's and on a irieud who is an in- 
yalid. spent half an hour with her and 

1 1 mon- 

.f this 

April, ISOS 


after arriving' home remarked she 
would like her dinner as sde felt hnr- 
gry. She ute a good dinner and told 
the family all about her calls " 


1 Ezra Kimhali. Garvin was b. Shap- 
leigh, Me., June 22, IS'J": m Fob. 14, 
1S53, Halvina Adalaide Converse, b. 
Casline, Me.. April 21. 1S34, d April 
24, 18'j(5, daughter of Adolphus 15. and 
Ferraelia (Day) Converse. He is a mason 
by trade, but has been au inspector of 
public works, and connected with the 
city engineer's office of Boston tor twen- 
ty \-ears, and superintended the coa- 
truetion of Harvard bridge to Cam- 
bridge, and of the bridges on the 
park system. He was eight j-ears on the 
improved sewerage system, including 
the tunnel under Dorchester bay, and in 
shjrt, he ha^^ been identified with most 
of the engineering work that has so im- 
proved and enlarged suburban Boston 
during the last quarter of a century. 


i Fra-NK-Oscab, b.Malden. Mass.. 
Feb. ti. isr.i; m. Augusta Mendall, 
dau. of — Mendall, an electrician 
Connected with the Boston fire 
alarm. He is in the wholesale milli- 
nery trade ia Boston, with retail 
stores in Framing-Uaui, Mass., and 
New London. Conn. 

ii Cn;ARi,i;.~-Hh;N'KV. b. Rochester, 
>. II., Sept. 2. 1S.-I5: m. Nelly Clark, 
of HoUisti n. .-^n employee of the 
Boston & Aibacy R. R.. at Holhs- 
ton. They have two children; Paul, 
about IH. in a Boston hardware 
store, ami M.irgaret, about five 

iii v-Isadore. b. Biller- 
ica. Mass.. Sept. 2.'i. L--ii2;m. Thorn- 
ton Lewis, tormerly with supply 
department of L'. P. Ry. at Omaha^ 
now connected with a shoe factory 
at Weymouth. .Mass. He lives 
in Quinci-. on a part of the old 
.losiah Quincy Farm. One son about 
tivelve years old. 

2 MARv-Ei.r,K.\. b. Sli.ipleigh. Jie.. 

June IS. 1S30; d. Portland, Me., Sept. 

3 Mary-.Vbby, b. Portland, Me.. Sept. 
ISi?.; m. Apr. 4. Ijijl. .Andrew S. Wriglit. 
of Westford. Mass. He is a farmer, mak- 
ing a specialty of small fruits and poul- 
try. Thej" have no children, and it is with 
them that the venerable mother of .Mrs. 
Wright makes her home. 

4 Elizareth-Ellkn. b. Portland. Me.. 
Feb. 22, lS3ij; m. Everett, .Mass., Juue 
6. lS.=i'.i,Johu Wesley Xe-vcoinb. b. Bo^- 

i ton. June 29, 1S37, son of ^Xor- 
ont Xewcomb. He is a boot and 
shoe dealer in South Boston. He rc- 
resides in Waltham, Mass. 


i James Hercei:t Newcomh, b. 
Billerica. Mass., June G. is.-,u; d, 
St. Louis, Mo., May 21, 1379. 

ii A.MELiA Elizabeth X.5wcomu. 
b. Billerica,, Feb. 13. 1*02. 
Resides Waltham. .Mass. 

iii Thosias CuBisrr Xewcomb, b. 
Billerica, Mass., Dec. 3. 1503 m. 
Boston, Mass., Sept. ISSS., Clara 
Sumner. Resides in Boston. Chil- 
dren: 1 Mildred Edith, b. S. Bos- 
ton: Apr. S, iss'.l: 2 Elizabeth, b. 
Aug. 29, IbBO: 3 Sumner Wesley. 
b. Aug. 2, 1S91; 4 Edith Houghton. 
b. Aug-. 2ii, ls<i2; .-, Thomas Christy. 
b. Sept. y, IS'.Mj; Ii Raymond, b. July 
12. lst)7. 

iv LYrir.\. .\delaide Newcomb. b. 
Meford,, June 2i.;, l^r.ii; m . 
Boston, Mass.. Nov. 2. ls',)2. Charles 
B. Ladd. Is in the net and twine 
busines.s. Everett, Mass. Chihl: 
Charles Xeivcomb Ladd, b. Oct. 27, 

V Abby Josephine Xewcomb, b. 
Medford. .Vug. 31), 1SG9: d. Boston, 
Oct. 2i;. l-.7.i.' 

vi .John .\ndrews Xewcomb. b. 
South Boston. .^Ia.■;s., Dec. IG, lt.7si. 
d. July 10, 1S79. 

Edwin Hohne.s Kimball of Jackson, 
Mich., (Faua. Hist, p 1 12.1) is probably 
youugest editor m the country. 
Letter Box. St. \icholas JIagazme. 
March. li'jS. 


Kimball Family Nc 

The Kemballs iKimballS' and KemDies ir 
King Philips War. 


ly probable that the last named was 

the ^lerson. Indeed, while .John of 

U'atertowD mig-lit reasouably enough 

,,. , i, J- I'ave beea looked for in Henchman's 

Of men bearing one or another of -, ^, ^.,. 

... ? ,, T- , > , tompanv, the probabihtv- that the per- 

kimball or Xemble. there ■ , , , ,- , , 

son was in fact John Kemble of Boston. 

amounts in our mind, to a moral oertain- 
ty and the reasonssome o( them weighi y 
and some trivial, but all leading' to the 
same ( 

these na 

were not less than eig-ht different indi- 
viduals in this most sang-uinary and 
decisive of the Indian wars of the first 
century of Xew Eag-land. 

The services of some o' those are 
mentioned in the recently pubiislied 
history of the Kimball Family which re- 
lates the deaths of two. Caleb? (HcnryJ , 
Richardi ) in the ambuscade at Bloody 
Brook (see p. 3';i and Th:mas2 (Xo. 41 
who was massacred at his home in 
Bradford (see p. 4Ji. 

But in the Family History no men- 
tion is maue ol the Indian fl^rhting by 
some who were in th.> war with flii 

and furthermore there is occasion _-- ^ ^ , , „. , , 

, ^, .. . . i ty where the prog-en V of Ricliard Kiai- 

discussion as to the laeatitv 01 some or I , ,, , , .", ... 

these men which would naturally y^^d ,^^i'^^-'--^^^^^^^^i-n>^^th^ri^,thkAyth^t 
the authors of so vast a work to omit ! ^°-'' °^ ''^*^'" "'^'"'^ ^^'^'^ temporarily liv- 
mention of unsettled points, while such 

>nclusions are here presented: 
(1) Uenchinan"s commission was is- 
sued June.3.5. liiT.i. and on the following- 
day his command marched from Boston, 
the levy to fill his company having- 
been made upon --the militia of Bostou 
and towns immediately contiguous to 
Boston or to the line of march," which 
was southward, and as his companj- 
was so quickly made up there was not 
time nor was there authority for men 
^ I to be recruited from upper Essex Coun- 

is uot only highly inter. 

1 those who care about the 

, , 1, crops would ta 
vo centuries aifo. and of the , ' 

.-Vnd Henchman 

I mg- m Boston, nor would tliey, being- 
j fanners, be apt to be sojourning in Bos- 
j ton at a tiineof year when their g-rowing- 

t req-jire attention. 

as ii Captain of a Bos- 

a discussion 

esting to al 

doin^rs of tv 

most absorbing int>-rest to such as seek | 

membership m the i^ocietv of Colonial ' ^°° "^'^'^'^ company anyway, and his 

Wars and simUar organizations, but I '''"'"'^'""■'" "^ Indian fighters was proba- 

■ . ■ , ■ ... ^- I blv made up mainlv of the Boston bovs 

quite in place m the >E\ss. - '^ - 

j^^^y I oi his regular militia company. 

The first company sent into the field | ''■' Spelling of the soldiers' names or 
by Massachusetts Kay Colony was un- I "f any names in those d.iys. signi- 
der commaud of Ciot. Daniel Ueuch- i li*^d *>"* little, yet, it is quite like- 
man and in it was John l-Cemble. | ly "'^t ^^"^ names on Henciiman's com- 
In the .M-issachuse:ts Bay Colonj at I pany roll •A--ro traa-cnbed militia 
that time there was a son and two grand- 1 rolls a 
sons of Hichard Kimbaib called .Tohn. ! nvAd-: \ 
bet-.veea the ages of eighteen and forty- ; rolls. 

fi.-j, while military a?e then embraced j The name of Henchman's solflier in 
a/es from I'j to ijl). There were also in i the first and s-ec^ml pfriuls of service colony .John, son of llen.-y of Water- i is Kemble. t!).- ii;>;;n.jtive spellin.? of 
town ip. l5i aged 37. and John, son of' ^^'^ Bo.ston family. 

Thomas Kemble of Boston, (p. 1147) I (3* The a^-i- of .lohri Kemble of Bos- 
aged I'J I ton best fitted him for the employment. 

It would have lieen possi'ule for any- ' ^^e l)eing li> and the }-oungest. 
one of the five to have been the soldier i Ul From what little is known it 
under Hencimau. but it is whol- would appear that the Kemble family 

th .-,'1 

lave been 
-otri town 

April, lSf»8 

more adventurous disposi- I the same whose former services have 
been recoumed above. 

I The next C9iiip;in_v to march from 
I Boston after Cart. Henchman's was 
I that of Capt Samuel Moselj-, who set 
' out the next day. June 27. and over- 
I took Capt. Henchman's command at 
] Woodcock "st;arrison (Attleboro) on the 
. 2Sth. This company was composed most- 
^ Ij of Boston men and boys, and of float- 
ling- materia!, seamen and aiiveuturers 
i picked up there. Some of Mosley's men 
I were paid oti in the late summer and 
j early fall, but many were not paid un- 
; til Dec. 10. ItiTS. at which time the 
' credit of Samuel Kemble was £1. 19s. . 
; from which it would appear that his 
I term of service was considerably e.x- 
! tended, and indeed he must hare been 
■' with Capt. Mosely's command nearly 
if not all the lime from the last of 
June into early December, 167.5. during 
which time that company saw much ac- 
tirity, hardship and dang-er, eugagins- 
the forces of the sayag-es on various oc- 
;tc»!ons. the most noteworthy being- at 
liloody lli-ook where _Mosfly reinfot-ced 
the remnant of those who had been 
ambushed, and repulsed the enemy. 

The Samuel Kemble who was of 
Mosely's company was probably bioth- 
er of John of Boston, mentioned as of 
Henchman's company above. This 
Samuel was probably IB or 17 years of 
ag-e in 1675, (see Fam. Hist. p. 1147) but 
16 and over was then military ag-e and 
the authorities declare that besides sea- 
f.iriag- men^and adventurers .Mosely's 
company was larjrely made up of boys, 
including some not old enough to have 
been liable to enrollment in the militia. 

The only other Samuel Kimball 
then known to be in the colony was 
Samuel Kimball of Wenham (Xo. 13) 
ancestor of the present writer but we 
waive ail claim that our said ancestor 
was Miiselys soldier, in deference to 
the we:,a-ht of evidence that the boy 
f.-om Boston was probably :he person. 

Many of the arguments adduced 
auove respecting the identity of .John 

^vere of 

(.'.) John Kemble of fJoston appears 
by the KimbtiU Fa.mily History to ha^e 
l)een a single man up lo the time of 
his death although this is at variance 
with Wyman's Genealogies and Estates 
of Charlestown. Messrs. Sharpies and 
Morrison are probably correct. At all 
events the boy was probably single in 
lti7.T at nineteen years of aa-e, but the 
F;sse.-c County John Kimbails 'were all 
irarried before that year. 

[6 No claim of land later. Will lijD,? 
pro. 17U-J.] 

Henchti^-an's company marched fr"m 
Boston in the of June '-'ri, 
1075, as has already been said. They 
probably returned to Koiton. August 
17 to 20 or 21, tli-3 same year, having 
seeij much hard marching, served in 
building a fort, and once at least. July 
IS at Pocasset swamp, having come in- , 
t:j active collision with ttie Indian ene- 
my in an engagement in which tjve of 
the Colonial troops were kiUed. The 
credit to John Kemble for services on 
this campaign wis i:2. 7s. 

Again Nov. 30", of the same year th« ; 
credit to John Kemble for services be- j 
ginning early in ttje same month, is | 
17>. 2d. In this orief period of service. ' 
which was also under Henchman, the ' 
eneniy was engaged at Uassanameset, ' 
I Grafton. Mass.l with some casualities ■ 
to the whites. ' 

On Sept. 23. I(i76. Jolin Kemball has 
a credit of '2ri. lid. for services under; 
i-apt. John Cutler. 

Respecting this it is .-nore didicalt to 
to say of Just what the service consist- 
ed, or precisely who was the individual. ■ 
The spelling of the name in the record 
is like the spelling followed 'by the im- 
migrants Henry and Richard and just 
wlien aud where the men were recruit- 
ed is less clear: 3-et Capt. Cutler was of ' 
'harlesi.iwu iin.l a part at least of liis 
Service under Henchman ami the 
pr.'habiiities in this ca.^e are the same, 
thoua-h less overwIieLmiug. liiat t!ie 
m-.iu called Kemball wa.-> he of Bo>t'ju. 

Kimbiill Familv News. 

are applicable to the presL'ut case and 
need not be here repeateil. 

In the Kimball Famil}- Historj- the 
authors assure us that Caleb Kimball, 
the fourth child and third son of Hen- 
ry O'o. 2) was killed at lUoody Brook, 
(see pag-e 36) in which they are unques- 
tionably correct, and they there take 
issue with Savaa'e on the assertion by 
the latter that the Caleb slain in that 
ambush was "son of Richard." (viz.Xo. 
T) in wUichthey are rig-ht a.^ain: yet 
•■Caleb son of Richard" CSo. 7) was 
surely under arms in Philip's war, so 
that we may in a measure condone 
Savage's inaccuracy, with which Felt's 
Ipswich agrrees. unless indeed one of 
these authors follows the other. 

Capt. Thomas Lathrop was of Bever- 
ly and his company was recruited from 
the towns of that immediate vicinity, 
bein^ made u^j as Stone, the historian 
of Beverly, says; ■■of young- men select- 
ed from the best families of the several 
towns in the county"; and called, '-the 
flower of Essex." Of this company 
Caleb Kimball, son of Henry a3 above 
said, was a member. In August lilT.i 
this company proceeded to reinforce 
the Colonial troops which had head- 
quarters at Hadley. Mass . whsre it 
arrived Sept. 1 or 2, and on Sept. 18 
Lathrop's command «as sent to con- 
voj' a quantity of g-raiii which was to 
be hauled from Deerfield to Hadley. 

About five miles from the former 
place, where the road crossed a brook 
which has ever since been known as 
Bloody Brook, the savages in vastlj- su- 
perior numbers,stated by Stone q-.iotin .' 
Provincial Military Records to be mur.- 
than .iOO men, amtiushed Lathrop's 
force of less than 100 men and killed, 
according' to the best authorities, 71 of 
them. Caleb Kimball among- the rest. 

The arpfuments adduced by Sharpies 
and Morrison on pag-e .'U are conclusive 
astoihe identity of this Caleb, the only 
other Caleb Kimball above 13 years of 
ag-e in the Colonj at that time being our 

No. "7" in the Family History who. it is 
shown, could not possibly have died in 
167.1. Lathrop's soldier j-eceived credit on 
the Colony's books Dec. 20. 167.i. £1, 
liis. which was evideutly in full for his 

But June 24, 1076 Caleb Kimball is 
credited for service under Capt. Xicho- 
las Manning- of Ipswich, fl, ins. and 
I the tirst tiraeCapt. Manning- command- 
j ed a company was after Dec. 11), 167.-). 
I some month's after the Bloody Brook 
1 affair. The only Caleb Kimball who 
I could possibly have been of Manning-'s 
j company then, was ihe son of Richard. 
I (see Xo. 7. pg-. 46 of the Fam. Hist.) who 
I was only s.;>me 37 years of ajre at that 
I tiuie. and only about eight years the 
] senior (^f his nephew of the same name 
I who had been killed. This elder Caleb 
I was of the same town as Capt. .Manning- 
and there is no room for doubt that it 

vas he who was in the latter 



I The Chicago Sunday Times Herald 
i Mar. 6. contains twelve portraits of Chi- 
cag-o housekeeping- women of fashion 
amony them Mrs. W. \V. Kimball, wife 
of the laig-est manufacturer of pianos, 
in the world. 

It says: .-Vt the corner of Prairie 
avenue and eighteenth street stands 
the W. W. Kimball house. f-d,shioiied 
after a chateau nf the Frt-nch renais- 
sance. It i.^ chaste with. .lit and beauti- 
ful within. A spaci.Mis anil lu.xur- 
: ious hall leads to a library of splen- 
Idid pi..p,,rtions which is bonnded 
I with low i.ML.k sh.'lves. The>e are sur- 
; mount,-.- ^■.- framed of 
i' i!i' '■ !^. There is a drawing room 
1 -r ■ : ■ nneh mode and a spacious 
11 uhose ?olor and decora- 
'. • .r :; ni^e with a fine cjUection 
. ofl'lr.H ,inil white There 
! is a great staircase luiog in rich tapes- 

tries ; 

d bv 



lirli.stic am 
; wi yoncn beseet 

April, 1898 

Notes on Writing Genealogical Records, i f-^^ "^"me reason has f.ntnd this modest 
request not yet answered. It is almost 

In writing- gonealog-ical reoords for 
publioation there is. as in everything- 
else, a right and a wrong way. I am 
sorry that more than halt the records 
received are written in the wrong- way. | 
lu writing out a record care should be I 

impossible to obtain reliable informa- 
tion from I'robate Offices and Kegistries 
of deeds without personal inspection. 
A person who knows just what he is 
in search of can run over his material 
in a few hours, copying only what is 

taken to use as few words as possible I necessary for his purpose. If he sends 
and to so arrange the record that there | another person he generally his to-pay 
will be no confusion. fo" ^ ^^t of material that is of no use 

If the Kimball Family 'History is j to him. In the state of Massachussetts 
examined it will be found that one i there have been laws requiring the 
rule has been followed throughout j registration of all births, deaths and 
the work. That is, the place of a 

name is first mentioned, then the date 
of birth, and this is followed bj- the 
date of death. Then comes the date of 
marriaa'c, his -(vife"s name, her date of 
birth and death, followed by the names 
of her parents. Uer name should al- 
ways be given in full, and the maiden 
name of her mother should be placed 
in brackets. Thtu follow with any 
iiems in relation to biog-raphy. After 
this put the names of the children. I 

marriages since the Erst settlement of 
the colony. For the first hundred 
years this law was well observed, and 
if you can trace a family back to 1730, 
there is but little trouble in tracing 
them back to the first emigrant. From 
1730 to 1S40 they -were very .careless 
about these records. 

Since 1S40 ilassachussetts has had 
a well enforced registration law. The 
name of every person who has died. 
been born or married in the state since 

have prepared blanks that call for all I that date is on record. These records 
the above items in prop^^r order. I will i are all in duplicate. 

be glad to send one or more copies of i The registration is made by the town 
these blanks to any per.son wishing to j clerk who sends at the beginning of 
use them at the rate of one cent each j ^^ch year a copy of his reci-rd fur the 
with two ceniN additional to pay the : P^^st year to the office of the Secretary 
postage. That is, a single one will cost "* St^te at Boston. Here the records 
three cents. t->vo four cents, and so on. ; are bound into large folio books: the 
Parties wishing to ascertain facts in ] returns fill nine of these books each 
regard to their Nen- Engiand ancestors year. Each book contains four hun- 
may often do so by writing to the town ■ dred and fifty pages. As sooc as the 
clerks of the towns in which they are returns are bound tiir-y are carefully 
supposed to have lived. But in so : iud.-xed by m.-ans of a card index. A 
writing they should be careful to en- ' chari-e of -.'5 c-nts i.-< made for a certifi- 
close stamps for return postage, and a : eate of any birth, marriage or death 
sniaU fee. In the most a dollar ; found to these records. l!ut they are op- 
bill will bring the required an.swer. j en to consultation by any one who 
There are, however, exceptions to this. ! wishes to spend his time on them. They 
In the case where a family has lived : g'i'^e the names of parent s place of birth 
for a long time in one locality, it is and all necessary dates in regard to 
hest to send some one directly t.) the ! each individual. S. P SiiAi4ti.Es. 

town records. The person who write ' ••" 

Some time ago to the city clerk of Bos- The California cousins are already 
ton requesting that he should send the planning f<ir their next Iv'imball reun- 
nanies of all the Smiths on the records, ''-"d- 

Kimball Family News 


James >[a_vberry Kimball, son of j 
James French Kirabiill (2?ii.i^ of Me<-1- 
^yay, Maine, died January 12 at the 
-home of his father. Ho was born in 
Bangor, Dec. 1<J. 1S71, and was educat- 
ed in the city schools and the Universi- 
ty of Maine, from which coUegf he was 
graduated in 1,S0+. holding- the hig-hest 
rank in scholarship. He was captain of 
company It, Coburn Cadets, the military 
organization connectefl with the col- 

Upon gTadnation Jlr. Kimball began 
the practice of his profession of civil 
eugineer, and was employed on the 
Bangor i Aroostook railroad, and after- 
ward with the -Mas.-achiisetts highway j 
commission, iu whicli service he re- 
mained until his la:5t illness, when he ' 
was resident engineer iu charge of the ' 
work in Sterling; Mass. i 


Died Feb. IS. l-tf)S, in Uakev 
J., where she had been 

her ' , 

a private 

health, Mrs. Lizzie Powers Kimball, ll^'lt.''.'^'"'^ '^'''"'''^ ^^ 
wife of Ex Senator Dayid Frank Kim- 
ball of Chelsea. Mass. She was born 

S46, married Sept. 3'), 

as very prominent in 

r. (Fam. Ilist. p. 4-f; 

K. Gar- 
aall Gar- 

in Boston in 
1SS.5. She ,v 
Chelsea Societ 
V David). 

Chas. Berr 

Feb. 7. I.VK, n 
week: aged '37 
E..thei- ;Abl. 


'■Today Mr. E. W. Howe, the enrr 
neer of construction of the park svste) 
of Boston, saw a copy of thr- Ki'mba 
1 amilv Xp«-, ' 
odice." l(e k 
formed iiu- t 
of tin- .:■■_■;: 
had Ir- 

on the tai 
; over and 

Sweden. Me.. 
Inesss of one 
ring a widow, 
. daughter i.f 
ao-Ji-iv. p. .507) 
and tu'o sous .Ira of Saco. Me., and 
Samuel R. of Lebanon, X. H. Mrs. Ber- 
ry has recently recovered from a fever. ! 

<>a September U. iSO^. at Ft. McPher- 
.^-■n. Ga.. of appendicitis. Lieut. Fred- 
erick Clark Kimball, ,p. insi born Oct. 
■-iO,^ lSi;3. He was a graduate of West 
Point, and is menti 
as a "brillia 
the third cUi 
Bradford Ki 



.\t II 
. Apr 

ind f.i 

tn in- 
:nnbaU and 
acu- to him. 
N also con- 

s foUou 

Bertha \. tiudi 

ed in the reports 
t young officer." lie was 
L and secondson of Aider 
iball. of Alfred. Me. Mar- 



April, 1S9S 



; been jaduej be 




i.;! coJIected for purpose will be used in the 
Kimball Family Nevs. Hy so using it we \vi!l 
be able to place it before the readers of the History 
in the course of the nest few months. At the rate 
information has been coining in during the last 
si\ or eight months we might perhaps be ready to 
publish a supplement by the first of January. 1900. 

Kimball Familv News, Topeka, Kansas. Price 
50c a year. Published Monthly. 

Notes Supplemantary to the Data of the 

"Kimball Family History" 
Pag-e 13— The will oi Uicliard Konibolde 

was matie .January IS, 1.591. 
Pag-e .36— Dfborati Kimball was drown- 
ed going from Boston to Hull, Sept. 

Page 36— After Bloody Brook inst-rt 
Sept. 18, 1G75. 

Page 4'J — James (lodfrey obtained 
grant in Narrag-ansec Number O 
in the Eight of Henry Kimball. 

Page t;3— Obadiah Perry had eleven 
sons. He and seven of his sons 
lost their lives in the French War. 
He was Captain. For their services 
the government granted a tract of 
land, afterw.irds known as tlie 
town of Perry in-Xew Hampshire, 
lienjamin Perry, one of the surviv- 
ing .sons, was a Captain in the Rev- 
olution. He married Susanna Pot 
ter. One of their sons. Anthony 
Perry.married .Submit 'Wheatly anil 
resided in Cabot, Vermont. Their 
daughter. Mary V. IVrry. marri.-d 
Deacon Joseph Hoyt. whose ilaugb- 
ter. Susannah H.Hoyt. married Capt 
Frederick Marius Kimball^ p. s.'.l. 

Page 06— li3 V. — should be Richard'' . 

Page 67 — Jonathan* m, 1709. not 17J9. 

Page 7.-;— Eufus Kim}>all. (see .is) of 
Scarborou-h. :.le., d. June 27. 1S13: 
m. June IT, 17^7. Lucy Fly. of Cor- 
iiara. Maine. When .she applied 
for a pension s!ie was of Holiis, 

York Co., Maine, and had a son 
Eleazer. Rufus was in Col. Henry 
Jackson's Regiment, from March 1, 
1777 to May 10, 17S1. He was cred- 
ited to Scarborough, Maine. 
Page 87— Instead of " Her mother's name 
was Hannah."' read her grand- 
mother's name was Hannah. Erase 
the sentence after Mas.-,achusetts 
and insert, -'who married John 
Page 91— .\aron Kimball was m. 1730. 
Daughter Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1731. 
Page 9s— •i73a vi Joseph Kimball5 d. 

Whitefield, X. H.. Oct. 27. 1S21. 
Page 9;)— Samuel Kimball, b. Feb. 2, 
17.57. resided in Hector, Tompkins 
Co., N. Y.. May 21. ISlf, when he 
applied for a pension. He enlisted 
at Roxlniry, .Mass., in 177i> in Capt. Danforth's Com.. Col. Shep- 
herd's Kegf., for one year, and was 
disehorged at Philadelphia in 1777. 
Page lOS— ix .Tosepliii m. Miss — Purmot. 
Page 111— viiil-atienceS m. Daniel Pear- 
son. Children: 1, Betsey Pearson^ 
m. C.eor^-e Reed of Woburn: 2. Amos 
Peai-'OTiT :3,DanielPearsonf m.Pho- 
be Perrin: 4, Sallie Pearson" ;.". Jesse 
Pears in7 m. Betsey Boutw-ell; C. 
Hannah Pearson' m. Daniel Cham- 
berlain; 7, .John J'earson' b. 1702. 
Page 11.5— v JosepIiG d Feb. 16, ISU. 

His wife d. .Mar. 31. 1«23. 
Page 127—-.- AndrcwS d. Dover. X. H. 

He ivas a wanderer. 
Paj.-.. ni,— Andrc-iv>; was surveyor of 
liigtiways and collector of taxes in 
-Vraherst. .Mass.. in 17-<ii a.nd 1790. 
He was anions' those engaged in 
the Shay's rebellion, lie kept a 
tavern in Amherst early in tliis 
Page 132— vi CynthiaS m. July 29, 1794. 

John Gilford. 
Page 13::l-L'rase after Moses, ■• 
at sea ic"". and ins«-rt --b. I76L He 
was a soldier of the Revolution. 
Enlisted in Capt. Rol.t. Dod.-es Co.. 
Col. Isaac Saiith's Eegt.. in Jauu- 

Kimball Family News. 

ary 177r,. raarclvcd to rumbridg-e 
and served tn-o month?. In Sept. 
1776. enlisted in Capt. IVrkin's Co.. 
Col. Jonathan Cogswell's Keg-t.. 
marched from Ipswich to Faii-fic-ld. 
Conn., and thence to a place above 
AVhite Plains, X. V. -Served three 
months. He also enlisted in other 
Companies and was a Privaleers- 
man (Pension Kc-cords'l 

Pag-e 13S— Erase Phebe'^ m. Col. Ebene- 
zer Sribner of 'Waterboro. .M.e. See 
p. itjl. 

Page 1411 — Stephen KimballS was Capt. 

°Lieut. in aitcucoeks R. I. Uegt.. 

May 3. to Dec. 177.i: Capt. 11th 

Contl. Inft., Jan. 1 to Deo. 31. 1776. 

Page 140— Asa Kimball^ w.-is Capt. in 
Babcock's E. I. Eeffiment from Jan. 

to ■ 

b. 17.U. 

Page 147— iii Perc 

Page 1.59— Add to t tie account of John j 
Kimball-5 : After remuviag to C.n- 
cord he became actively identified 
with the affairs of the town. In 
170S he was appointed with Benja- 
min E.mery and Robert Davis a 
committee -To treat with the pro- 
prietors of the Meeting- House in 
order to purchase -aid house 
the use of the Parish." He held 
ofiices of public trust and respon- 
sibility almost continuously until 
1807, hclding- in turn the ofiices 
of Town Clerk. Treasurer 
Selectman, Const ib'.e.Tyth in gmnn. 
Surveyor of Lumber. ic. During the 
Revolution he was devoted to the 
cause of the Colouies. He si;,'ned 
the Association Test in 1776, his 
name being sejond on the list. fol. 
lowing that of Capt Reuljcn Kim- 
ball. For several years after he was 
a member of the the Committee of 
Safety doing all in his p<->-.ver to aid 
and promote the patriotic cause. 
He was known as Deacon Kimball 
from the church onice that he held 
so mauj- years. After thedt-iit'i of 

Rev. TimothyWalker he was one of 
a committee to supply the pulpit. 

The following is a bill of goods 
used for Anna Aj-ers' wedding 

Hot. of William Greenleaf. 

Boston. Nov. 13, 176.i, 
S'i Brown Mantua Silk. 

@ i::j-13-6 .£30-6-4 
3 yd RiV>bon (S 7 1-1 

I'j yd fatten 7-'.) 

Olden itSl-l.i-l 

Page 164— Add to the account of Reu- 
ben Kimball: After he settled in 
Concord lie became one of the lead- 
ing inhabitants of the toivn. He 
was one of the selectmen for 
in;iny yeai-s. and held other import- 
ant otHces, in the town gxivern- 
ment. His name is found on many 
committees, sa:;h as for laying out 
roads, buildine the town house. 
l>u;ldic^ tiie Meeting House, sup- 
plying the pulpit and regulating 
prices after the depreciation of the 
curren cy, in 177S. During the Rev 
olutiou he was very zealous in his 
devotion to the patriotic cause. In 
177i; his name headed the list of 
the citizens of Concord %\ ho signed 
the convention test, which read as 
follows: '"We the subscribers do 
hereby solemnly- eugat^'e and prom- 
ise that we will to the utmost of 
our Power, at the Ris<iue of our lives 
and fortunes, with arms, oppose 
the hostile proceedings of British 
rie,:ts and armies against the Unit- 
ed American Colonies." Tlie follow- 
ing year he served on the Commit- 
tee of .Safe:y. He was Japt. in Col. 
Stickney"^ Regt.. Mar. .". 177i'.. He 
was Lieut, in Captain Abbjt's Co., 
Sept. 1777. 

Page 164— For Mehitalde m. Emer- 
son, read Itamar Emerson. 

Page 164— N.'ext to last line, for Ricker 
read Pecker. 

Page 167— The tirst three children of 
Reuben Kimball should be; 

April, 1S9S 

i HannahG b. Dec 1. 1701. 

ii Daniels b. Oct. 4, 1703. 

iii Rt-aben'i b. Nov. 11. 17fi." 

Pag-e 170— I'hebe m. Xov. rj, 17'JS, Peter 

Pag-e 171— Rebecca m. Aug-. 33, 1700, 

Parker .Merrill. 
Pag-e 171— Aaroub. Jan. 21, 1703, should 

be b. June 21. 17'.)0. 
Pa^e 171— Insert after Aaron: JoiinO b. 
■ May 17, 1792. Amasa was b. Julv 
13, nyy. 
Page 172— Abig-ail m. May 2.5. i7&s. | 
Ebeaezer Stocker. | 

Pag-e 170-DanieI Kimball was Lieut. 

Col. in the militia. 
Page 18,j— Insert. 27.;.i Joseph Kimhall5 
iSamueH', Samuel3'. Benjamin2 , , 
Eichardl ) b. Plaistow. N. H., Sept. | 
10. 17.|:), d. Whitefieia, X. H., Oct. j 
27. 1S21: m. Dec. 29. 17S0. Eunice I 
C,allup,,b. 1761? d. Dec. 35.. 179.5, and ' 
was buried in the Gallup Cemetery ' 
at North Hartland, Vermont. M I 
2nd. about l-:i.o. Lu.-r Holt. He' 
enlisted in 1770 in Col. Baldwin's I 
Regt. He was in the Canada ex- ! 
pedition under Capt. Wyman. He I 
was at the battle of Wiiite Plains. ^ 
He VTas amonsr the drst settlers of : 
Whitefield, going there in 1790. He ' 
assisted in org-ani/.in^ the town j 
Govemmentin Is,,.-, and was the 
first Town Clerk. He also served I 
on the rirst board of Selectmen '' 
He was a well educated man and j 
was a Col. in the N. H. Militia. ' 
The administration of his father's 
estate shows that he resided in 
Plainfield in 17S9. There is con- 
siderable difficulty in k-eepino- his 
hl-story distinct from that of Joseph 
Kimball (UO). They were both 
li^in- in Plainfield at the same 
time and both prominent citizens. 
iSome of the accounts of Joseph 
<273a) say that he was born in 
Conn., and otherwise mis him up 
very thoroughly with Joseph (119). 


i •Joseph'! b, Plainfield. X. H., Mav 

9, 1782. He was graduated from 
Dartmouth CoUeg-e in ISOl. beinp 
the first Kimball to graduate from 
this College. He afterwards read 
law and practised for several years 
in Mobile. Alabama. After this he 
enlistel in the army of the United 
States. Pamily tradition says he 
was killed by the Indians. He died 
near Harrison ville, 111., .July 10. 
1.^10. ^ 

ii SophiaB b. Aug. 2..17S4. 
iii OliverG b. Plainfi.dd. N. H.. Ojt 
5, 17S0. 
■iv LucyS b. Sep'.. 15. 17S8. d. Bethel. 
Vt.. Jan. 2, I.SOO; m. Oct. 9, ISOO. 
.\le.\ander Graham of Lebanon. 

V WilliamC b Oct. 1(3, 1790. He was 
a miner in the lead mines in the 
vi Harry6 b. April IS, 1793. He was 
drowned while crossing the Missis- 
sippi Hiver 
vii f^arauf.u b. Plainfield, July 24. 
179.'). He studied medicine and set- 
I tied either in Michigan or Iowa. 

I viii Parker'; b. Oct 32, ISOl; m. Relief 
Dame, resided in Janesvile. Wis. 

I 630a i.K KitridgeS b. Whitetield, 

I d. 1S70. 

I X Sarah HoltS b. — ; d. — 1870, North- 
umberland, N. H. 
I 636b xi Thom-as Holt« d. l!i52. White- 
j field. N. H. 

I xii Josephine Adelaide^ b. 1313, d. 
Mar. 2, 1,S92; m. Noah B. Hatch of 
Xorthumberland, N. H. 
Paje 1S3— Bet.sey Smith b. Nov. 3.5, 1704; 
' daughter of Capt. Joseph Smith. 

Page LSO— Rebecca Gage was b. Nov. 9. 
1751, Dot 1758. 

Page 1S9— Erase, i Abigail6 b. — d. ; 

m. Moses 'Jage; m. 3nd Amos Has- 
Page 199— Lewis7 d. March 13. 1S95. 
Page 302-Mary Mugford was dau. of 

Genera! .lames Mugford. 
Page 207— Near the Bottom, Cutter 

should be Cutler. 
Page 20S— Near the top. Cutter should 
be Cutler. 

Kimball Familv News. 

Page 203 — Xear the bottom erase the | 
words ''the war." j 

Pag-e iU'— Sanmol Ki:nb:iU served eitfht ' 
or nine month.s ia :he army of the j 
Revolution. He was a Lieut, for j 
eleven da.vs in Capt. G.'org-e Kim- j 
bairs Co.. which marched from Lun- ; 
enburc and was one of the minute! 
men. He was at the tig'hts at Lex- 1 
infrton and Concord. April 10. ITT.".. 
He was in sei-vice in ITTii for five ' 
months at leas'", as Lieut. in Col.Jon- 
thin S.nith's R'^'imjat; was at Sar- , 
toga'in 1777 and in service in other 
places. (Pension Rolls. \Vashinji- ; 
ton.! I 

Page 21S — 348 Ebenezer Kimbalt; his 

first m. was Oct. 3, 17;)ij: second m. j 

Feb. 2."', 1S13. He wa.s a farmer. i 

catLDtSN-. ! 

i Ebenezer" b. Aug-. :U, 17>.i7. d. July '' 

12. ISU. i 

ii Lydia7 b. Aug. 31. 1707, d. Sept. [ 

a" b. Oct. 20. liUO. d. Feb. 


iv B-'t>^y7 b. Die. \a. ISJl. d. ISOO. 
v Sally' b. Dec. .".. <;. 1S03: m. -Samuel 

Lee of New York. 
73.-) vi Aaron7 b. .Mir IS J), d. Feb. 

20, 1S9.5. 
vii Hann;ih R.7 b. Dec. U. isO^. Died 

viii Fanny7 b. Feb. 20, isu. d. -.m. 

May 2.3. 1S3S. WUliatu D Wood -ock. 
i.\- CiLroline RJ b. Dot. 3. ISl.-^: m.^nts) 

Nov. 13, 1S33. Xa,thin B. T.ish. 
7(jii X Ebenezer7 b. June 20, I.SIS, d. 

m. Alfred Pierce Allen, b. Green. 
Maine, .Tan. 13. 1521. d. Xatick. 
Mass.. Marcli 2.'. 1>SI. Son of Ben- 
jamin Allen. Children: 1. .Vdaliza 
Aliens b. Hollis:on. Mass.. Nov. 27. 
Iji+O, d. Oct. 12. ISCMi: m. Wayland. 
Mass., April 22. 1S71 Lutlier Dam- 
on. Children: 1, .Vugnist A.DaraonS . 
b. June 20. 1S72. 2. Charles Luther 
Damon3 b. Wayland. Mass., Nov. 
27. 1S7:?. 2. Euim.a A. Allen'5 b. 
Natick. June 27. 1-47: m. .Mav 23. 

1S6S. Addison J. Stevens of Natick 
Ma.-.s. Cliild: Gertrude Alice Stev 
ens9 b. Natick. Mass.. Oct. «, 1S74 
3, Cieorg-e Kimball AUenS b. Natick 
^Mass., Apr. 20, 1S4.S: m. Alevilda 
Caldwell: res. Milford. Mass; Chil 
dren: 1, Everette AUenO ; 2, Audi-e> 
Kimball AUenS . 
xii Otis^ b. Aug-. 22. 1S23. d. 1S2S. 
xiii Hannah'' b. Jnne 24. IS2ii:m. Nov 
1.3, 1S4.3, Phineas P. Glidden. 
Page 219 — Betsey Hammond was born 

Sept. 9. 17.S2. 
Pa<,'e 220 — Timothy^ went to Brooklyn 

"^ N. Y. 
Page 241 — 401 Moses Kimballo shoulil 

be 401 John KimballS . 
Page 241 — Charles" resided in Wofboro 
j and Tuftonboro, N. H. 

: Page 2.30— Benjamin^ was tythingmaij 
1 in Amherst in 1703 and 170!i. 

' Page 2.30 — Noah Brooks Kimball d. Aug 
1 21. ISOtJ. 

' Page 2.31 -iii Betsey' b. Oct. 1.3. :77S 
i d. Feb. 26, 18.3.3. 

! Page 25.3-Add to the children of Richard 
Kimball, ti Joseph^ ; vii Edward' 
and 9ola. viii \\ illiam Story" b. Ju 
ly 10, 1702. 

The maiden name of Richard 

Kimball's second wife was Sallie 

Stcry. She was a relative of .Judge 

Story of Boi '.on. 

Page 2.-.0— After Calvin DeWolf add 

Child, Wallace S. DeWolf. 
Page 263 — Eliza Grant d. Cambridge 
Mass.. .Jan. 16, !.-',?<. 

Mary Ball d. June 4. lsi;4. 
Page 204 — Phebe" b. 17s2: m. Ebenezei 
I H. Scribner. b. Waterboro, Me. 

j 177.3. He removed to W-dterford 

Raymond and Portland, and finally 
j went West and died. His son. Ben 

I ' jamin Kimball Scribner^ was b 
I Harrison, Me., June 3. IS IL 

I Page 2';4— Hadria-v^alJ d. January not 
I June. 

j Page 270-v add: 072a Samuel Smith Kiio 
I ball (lleorge W.6 As;i5 Philetnonl 

I Joseph? John2 Richardl )b. V^arton 

Vt,. Mar. 2. ISIO, d. l:-s6: m. Alban\ 

April, 1S98 


Vt., 1857, Sarah H.Paine, b. Albany i 

Vt. Feb. -J.i. ISTC. d. Auo;. 20. 1SS2. | 

CIlir.DKKX. I 

i 1753'j, Samuel Cult? b. Kartou, 

Vt., Mar. -4. IS.V.*. 

ITS.Sb ii William ELswortb' b. 
]iartoii Vt., Aug-. 3. IbOl. 

iii Charles Paine' b. Barton. Vt.. 
May 14, ISGO; m. Oct. 1S92, Ida B. 
Phelps. About 1SS7 he went to 
South Prairie. Washington, and is 
doinff a general merchandise busi- 

Page 275 — Lucinda Uruwa was b. ISOli; 
dau. of William and Betsey Wheel- 
er Brown. 

Page -JSO — WilliamS was a soldier of the 

Revolution. | t)al 

Page2Sl — Asa*J was a soldier of the 
Revolution. I 

Page 2Q3 — James Kimhall'J was the son I 
of Richards not of Benjamins . This ; 
error is repeated in the ancestry of i 
the descendants of JamesS on the I 
following pages; page 530, Jesse; .")31 ' 
Lucretia7 ; 53'J. James" ; 843, Lucre- j 
tia? : S44, Betsey P. llveenleafS ; S4.i. j 
James P.s ; S4>>. Maria h » : 1049. i 
:iary E.lii; n.^y. .Jutues D.W; 1049, j 
WiUiajn SI". I 

Page 3011— James7 d. lS-!l not 1801. | 

Page 300— Thii-d line from bottom. ISiU | 
should be ISSl. I 

Page 300 — Salinda should be Selinda; ! 
(Bradfo-dl should be.( Brewster.) i 
Pomfret, Cjnn.. should be Cornish, I 
N. Ii. j 

Page 304 — Betsey Gage should be Bet- ; 
sty Day. ' 

Page 30.5— Erase 1130. before Ebenezer. 

Page 30'i-.r'.dward Kimball was b. Feb. 
5, not Feb. 3. t 

Page 307 — Jesse" d June. 1804: he m. : 
Polly Chace. i 


vi Jane SophiaS b. Feb. 37, 1828. 

vii Harriet SophiaS b. Feb. 12. 
Page 300 — Insert the following dates 
in the accoulit of the family of 
Benjamin KirabalK' . 

Benjamins d. Aug. 15. 1820: m. 
Mar. 15. 1780. Abigail Eastman b: 
Jan. 15, 1766; d. Aug. 25. 1S55. 

ii Mahala d. Mar. 12. 1802. 

iii Hazen d. Dec. 16, 1832. 

IV Mary d. Jan. 20. 1808. 

vi Eliza Jane b July 2, 1802; d. 
Oct. 16. ISOf). 

vii Clarissa d. Jlar. 23, 1829. 

viii Charlotte Green d. Aug. 25, 
1875: m. Dec. 21, 1828, Cyrus Kim- 

i .Toseph riiace8 b. Aug. 23. 1818; 
d. Oct. 31. l-*3.->. 

ii Maria Emerson? b. Aug. 23, 
isi.s: m. Starns. 

iii .Mary Jerruld- h. .Vug. 20. 1820. 

iv Deunison Woodljury , b. 1822, 

1035d V Baxter FranUlinS b; 1825; 
d. June 1801). 

-Insert the following names 
and dates in the family of Mellenfi ; 
MellenS d. Feb. 7. 1834; m. Feb. 39. 
1789. >rary Worthen; b. June ?., 1770 . 

i Charles^ should be Charlotte' . 
b. June 29, 1790: d, Oct. 5. 1S17. 

ii A2ie7 b. June 15. 1792. d. Oct. 
18. 1813. 

1159 iv Samuel" was b. 1794 not 

iv Sabra" b. Oct. 21, 1790; d, Nov. 

30, 131.5. 
V Harriet' b. Mar. 27, 1799; d. 

May 27, 1818. 

IKiO vl Cyrus" b. July 2r>, 1801; d. 
May 20. 18S0 

vii Melinda" b. Apr. 2. 1804; d. 
July 2. 1828. 

viii Jane" b. Nov. 30. 1806: d. May 

31, I8i>9. 
Page 312 — Alfred Kimball d. 1880. not 

Page 314 — .\dd after Solomon Kimball; 
"Joined in marriage, April 19, 1795. 
Solomon Kimball and .\nna Spauld- 
ing, both of Piainfield. 


Justice of the Peace. 

(D:iniel Kimball was a founder 

of the Kimball Tnun Academy at 

.Meriden. ^■. H ! 

Page cVJ — Put liosa before the name of 

Abraham Kimball . 
Page 319— Nancy b. 1884 should be 1784. 


Kimball Family Xews. 

Page31'.i — Jacub Kimball m, Sept. 25. 
1803. Xancy Ober. 

Page 3J0— p:iiza Ann b. April 13, 1S04. 
Heajamin Ober b. Aug-. 13. It^O^. 

Pag-e SMI-John Milton ICiraball7 b, July 
5, 1S;.'7; d. Erie, Penn.. Dec-. 2, IsgT: 
m, Caroline M. Pierce of Middle- 
boro. Maiis. At the time of his 
death he was g-eneral ag-ent for the 
Penn. R. R. To., at Erie. He be- 
beg-an railroading- with the Boston 
and Lowell K. R. in 1852. Was af- ! 
terwarns General Ticket Agent and i 
later Superintendent on the Ea j 
Cross and Millwaukee 11. R.; Assi-st- ; 
ant General Superintendent of the I 
JliehigTvn Southern and Northern 
Indiana R. R.: Assistant General 
Pesseng-er Agent of the Fort Wayne 
and Chicago R- R.. at Chicago; and 
fron* May, ISTO. to April. ISy-i, Sup- 
erintendent of the New Castle and 
and lieaver Valley R. K., and of 
the Erie and Ashtabula division 
of the Penrsylvania R. R.; and 
from 18i)5 to the tinae of his death, 
general agent of the same division. 


1 Ella Florences b. July .5. 1S27; 

d.' June 7. 1ST9: m. Mar. IS, lS7.i. 

Stephen J. Law of Erie, Penn. 

Children: Ella Florence Law9 b. 

Dee. 30, 1S7.5: 2. Katherine Havs 

LawS b. nug. 20, 1877. ' j 

ii Frank Thomas? b. June 13. 

18.i7: d. Feb. 22. 1800: m. Sept. 8. 

1881. Carrie Gunnison. No children. 
Page 321 — Aaron Newton Kiralvall was 

b. 182.-;. not 182;;. 
Page 32i; — .Samuel Kimball m. Jan. fi, 

li'jl. Sarah Merrill. 
Page 324 — Benjamin K.imoall was b. 

in Hopkirton. not t^roton. 
Page 328 — Uaward should be Uarwood i 
Page 329 — Joseph Kimball was b. 1700, I 

Oct. 3S, 1S30, Catherine C.Holland; 
b. 1809: d. April 22, 18.50: dan. of 
John Holland. SL 2nd, Nov. 25, 
1S50. dementia Augusta Diraick, 
dau. ol Jacob and Susan (Childs) 
Dimick; b. 1827; d. Feb. 25, ISii.i. 

Page 632 — 1280a James Lawrence Kim- 
ball f James S.6 j^benezero Ebene- 
zer* Roberts Benjamiu2 Richard! ) 
b. Plaistow, N. H. He went to 
California in 1849 and died there 
in 1858 or 1859; leaving a duaghter 
who m. II. W. Lawrence of Salt 
Lake City. Utah. 

Page 337— William Eustis Kimball was 
b. 1825. not 183.5. 

Page 34.>— 63r,a Kitridge KimballS (Jo.* 
eph5 SamiieH SamuelS Benjamia2 
RiiMiardl ) b. Whiteaeld, N. H.: d 
Janesville, Wis. 

not 1770. His wife's name was Abiah 

Page 332— Edgar Kimball Whitakeri 

wa.s b. Sharon. Mass.. Aug. 27. ISOfi; ' 

d. tlo>ton..-Ma',s.. Nov. Lui 13s4. He, 

Lej.n>UUure in ist:(. A nienibcrof, 
the Governor's I ouncil in 1851. M. 


i Parker' h. Whitefield, N. H. 
1839: d. Newbury, Vt.. 1859. 

1297a ii Joseph Al'DertV b. White- 
field. N.H.. 1842: d. New York. 1892. 

iii Sarah' b. ; d, - 


Jv Lucy Ann7 b. Whuefield; d. 
-1S71. Res. Jaue.^ville, Wia. 
Page 34D-63.ib Thomas Holt Kimbal]6 
(Joseph? Samuel4 Samuels Benja- 
miD2 Richardl ) b. Whitelield N H ■ 
d. Whitefield, 1852; m. 1840, Harriet 
N. Rankin. 


i Delia HarrietV b 1841:d. Browns- 
ville. Texa.s. 1856. 

ii EUen .7osephine7 b. 18 1' Re^; 
Bloominu-ton, Ii!. 

iv- Luella Persi,7 b, lS4(;:,i 
ington. 111,, 1891, 

iii Joseph Addison* b. 1844. 

V Emrna Rankin" b. 18.50; m. \ucr 
1881. George F. Dick. Children: 
1, George Frederick Dick8 b. May 
12. 188'2: 2. Carl Rankin Diok^ b. 

h'T'hk'-v^^^^ ■■>• Harry Kimball 
Dlck8 b. Nov. 1888. 

Page 34f>— Phebe Kimball was b. July 
9. 17f;9. .Shewa.sthe dauirh'er of 
r>:iniel Kimball, hotot Samuel Kim- 


April, 1898 


ge 351— Daniel Kimball m. Sally [ la the sketch of Capth-e Johnson 
Prescott. Change the loWowmg Kimball in March issue, reference was 
names and dates in his family: made to the last Indian depredations 
Xancvb. Nov. U'. l~\!i: Stephen M. in >•>«" Ensjland. It should have read 
b. iry'i). not i7:.o: viii John" should ' ■■among the last." Mr. H. K. Hobbs 
be Joseph^ . ■Iu>ert after Hyriim, of Fryeburg, Me., sends us particulars 
of the latest Indian attacks. In 17SI 
Mo?es Ames, Richard Kimball and 
Samuel Walker were selectmen of 

They received notice in August of an 
attack upon what is naw Bethel. Capt. 
•Stephen Farrington was sent with 
twenty-three men to their relief and 
his commission was the last one given 
in Xew England for that purpose. In 
this attack three citizens were killed 
and three captured. Mr. Hobbs writes 
that he gets this from the Mass.. Ar- 
chives. Vol. i;i. Rev. Rolls. Mr. Hobbs 
is undoubtedly a descendant of Richard 
for a nation- i i^^i'^er and Anna, daug^hter of Benja- 
thinks. however, that j ^'"^ Kimball, (p. 45.) although he has 
not a complete record of descent. 

John7 b. Fob. bi. 1>'J7. 
Page 35.S— l.l-.") Xathaniel F. s'.iould be 

Nathaniel T. 
Page 353— Insert loJla bef- 

min Gage^ . 
Page 355— John Dunnell should be 

Darrell. He had a son Xei 

A. Durrel. b. Dunkirk. X. Y. 
Page 355 — On the next to the last 

Weed should be War.i 



Mrs. Mary .M. Kimball of Lynn 

Mass.. writes reft'rring to Herbert W, 

Kimball's sugires'!"n. that Ipswich 

would be the pri->per pla 

he has confused a reunion of the de- | 
scendants- of Jeremiah, with that cf ' 
the celebration of the V!5Hth anniversa- 
ry of the settlement of the town held 
June 17, 1-S4. 

The descendants of Jeremiah have 
held two reunions since tnen. of which 
it seems,' Herbert W 
know. One in 15?^ was held in the old 
.South Church in which Jeremiah was 
so much interested. On rp. 361-362, 
Family History, it is said that he 
sat in the choir with eleven of his 
children, while, one was in the family 
pew. In referring to this. Mrs. .Mary 

Fred S. Kimball, of Wa;erloo. Iowa, 
and E. R. Kim-ball, of Kansas City, Mo., 
were among the active delegates to the 
great national creamery and butter 
makers convention held in Topeka the 
KLmball did not ! ^^^t week in February. This conven- 
tion was a very remarkable one in 
which every section of the United 
States was represented. It represent- 
ed emphatically one of the leading in- 
dustries of the country. 

V Kimball family gathering is need- 
Kimball savs t :vo were with theiV | e*-^ ^"^ Chicago. There are one hundred 
mother, in the family pew. and ten °^ ^^''^'^ 1'^'°? ■'■°^ ^^''^ '^'^y- ^°'-"' =^s 
were with- their father, in the -singers I °^=^°y °^'^^e ^'^ ^^^ immediate neighbor- 
seats.- which would indicate ditiVrent I ^'""■^- '^'^■^ ^-^^ there seems to be no 
sources of information. On pS'gfi- 3';:2 it 

is said that it was the intention to 
make their gatherings yearly But 
this ha.s. not been d'.me. The last one 
was held in li'.n at David B. Kimball's, 
Sept. i'J. with seventy-five present. 


Iv be hel 

Kimball reunion 

j hood. 

I spirit of union among them, or very 

j little. We have letters from a good 

i many and singular it is. that nearly all 

remark that they 'know only those of 

j their own immediate connection. There 

! should be a waking up among them. 

They do not seem to know what good 

U things they are missing. Who moves 

I in the matter'? 


Kimball Familr N 


President Dales Double 
Thf Boston Globe furnibhes this 
montii a rich supply of Kimball Xe'.vs 
matter, most of which is forvvanled by 
our n-ide awake cousin. Sumner Kim- 
of Love'.l, Me. In addition to the article 
relating to Mrs. C.arvin. siven on first 
page, the Globe of Jan. -^<1. hns an 
article on Vresident Doles double 
illustrated with a portrait. Thisdouble 
of the Hawaiian President i.s Dr. John 
Kimball of Undyton. Ale. (see Fam.Hist 
P- ll-^'J) The Globe says: 

It would be hard to find anv twin 
Irothei-s who in hig-ht. fig-ure". face, 
eompie.xion. and s'eneral demeanor are 
more e.xactly alike than modern 
Dromios. At Honolulu one was not 
unfrequcDtly misrakeu for the other. 
That was at the time Hawaii's future 
president %Yasjud?e of the Hawaiian su- 
preme 'jimrt. and his double wa:, chief 

clom. in the latter pare of IvalaUa'.njai's 

Ur. John H. Kimball wa.s surcreon in 
the 15th and 3:Jnd Maine regiments in 
the war. 

At Hilo; in the re.^idence of tlie "sov 
erne.ssuf the island, tne kin^. hi, fam- 
ily and suite, accompanied by the ro^-al 
Hawaiian hanii. were accustomed ' to 
spend a portinn of each sur.imer. The 
residence of Dr. Kirebail :;nd tue kiuc 
were near toa-ether. and tne doctor 
had rare opportunity to learn of royalty 
behind the scenes, of which he could 
g-ive a rich fuud of reminiscences. 

Durin,- these roy a i visits the d.'ctor 
was private phy^ican to his majesty 
and <Jue"n Kapiolaui. 

Upon the reMu-nMri,,Ti of the ministrv 
on theaci-.s^iiu, ..I l.i :-:,,:.;aiani. in ISlif. 
Dr. Kilnb,■i|;;;:,■■,^ :-.• :• --ucd. Hesoon I 
returned to ,i;- :-;;!:■,. ,., me. He will 
not return to iiu-.vaii. his health beinsri 
poor, but he keeps m touch with her I 
political and otiier features. He has ' 
faith in Hawaii's destinv. whatever mav ! 
' " e of her present p<_.liticui I 

line afteracKm Mrs. Stone was called 
upon by a man seemins-lv n^jt a dav 
Older than 6(1, who ffave his own and 
his father's name, and then asked her 
if she remembered a Robie familv that 
many years ag-o dwelt in that villarre. 
••To be snrel" was her prompt re- 
sponse. "Your father was a saddler. 
Your mother was a Miss .Mcintosh of 
Dorchester, Mass. The family while 
in this town, occupied the house a few 
rods aHjve ns on this street, where the 
Squire [-ittlefleld mansion stands. 

"Correct!"" was the enthusiastic re- 
sponse of the newcomer. 

And upon that they fell to chattinsr 
ahout old times. 

^ It was mutually an interesting- inter- 
view. Mr. Robie was not lon-j in realiz- 
ing- the truth of what a citizen had ti>M 
him, in suswer to his inquiry for one 
of the old ijeueration of nrido-etonian.«, 
that he'd -ftnil aunt E:iza Stone as 
smart as a whip. 

Mrs.Stonc is the dauehterof .Tedediah 
Kimball, an earlT settler of the town. 
She was bom Oct. Ifi. 1~03. Ifer entire 
life has been spent in her native town, 
where she is well known and respected 
by all. 

"Ker late hn-baud. Di.voy Stone', many 
year-^ dead. \v.-i.s a mercnant. end a pil- 
lar of the First ConsreLra' ' ' '" 

Th'-re are livius' four c 
and .^i^s. Ston-. The olc 
C. is an c.x-mcrchanr. on ■ 
five to the legislature. ;i ; 
Fellow and the present • 
for Cumberlanvl count .-. 
AlvahC..i>;i l;.>-t.,n l-,- 

3al Church, 
iren of Mr. 
son. Henj. 




■-■..■ ■ ; ■ ^-;d H:.le. 

nr, I ..•! ■'■•;•. ;'. - ■!>! i r .-: the late 

Stone is healthy, strong- and 
eners-y. is interesting- in conver- 
and an encyclopetiia of loi.-al 

tat I 

■ !. AXuniEK. 
.lannarv .".. 

The <; 
the folio vinfr: 

A unique incident occurred at Bruin-- 
ton village. .Me., the other dav. It was 
I meetinv- f,,,- ti-.M rirst time 'iu ei-'Utv 

' Mi->. Stone w 
of Abi-^iil Kimi 
Hist.) The nac 
-•ivea and on 
voiM:e"est. as tin 

•d daua-htpr 
. p. ■:7'.i Fam. 

irs of a ba 

the pi: 


n bc-ond t! 
We a.-^k that ; 
•■-..f thi^ liir 



caiogist. resident in Danvers. Mass.. 
unci a prominent member of the 
ii;>titute, Salem, and the X. E. Hi.stoi-ic 
i..ue;iiog-ioal Society of Boston, is now 
c.-mlucting' genealogical researches in 
iCiig-land. Mr. Putnam, while a skilled 
jreoealogist and a lover of his profes- 
sion, has taken up his ivovk on strictly 
Iiusiness principles. One may apply to 
iiiin for information as to cost of in- 
vtstiyition within inonring- espense. 
Tie is an expert on armorial insignia. 
l)ut can he relied upon to dash the hopes 
of the great majority of claimants to 
armorial honors. Among his better 
known books are his elaborate Putnam 
'Jenealot.'-y, the Os^'ood Gcneal'igy, the 
History of the Knglish Streeters. the 
"ecord of Danvers Soldiers. He is the 
editor and publisher of Putnam's Hi.=- 
•^orical Magazine, established in 1S'.>0. 
a well known and viiluabie ganealogi- 
cal publication. 

nv i.ofisA. KrMi;.\i.r,. i^rkk.nvii.i.k. n. h. 
Fannie M. Kimbail who married 
Harry Francis Hobart. of Brookliue. 
X. H.. is the youny-cst daug-htei- of 
Samuel Livermore Kimball (ll'.ii), of 
Wilson. X. H. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart 
reside in PepperiU, ^ 

We note receipt of publications simi- 
lo our Nhw^: The Putnam Leaflets of 
wiiich two volumes have appeared, 
profu.scly illustrated; the Balch Leaf- 
lets and Porter Leaflets. These '-Leaf- 
iets" are devoted to the families named 
nnilai-e published by E'oea Putnam- 
r'nnvers. Mass. Mr. Putnam writes us 
1 nat li.e tno last have been discontinued 
.v<ini lack of support. 

OUier similar publications arc devot- 
ed to the Aver\-"s (published in Cleve- 
land) and the Mores. We have men- 
'ioned the Lewis and Sharpe family 
r-pers. The above, with the Kimball 
.^"[cws, are thought to cover tiie list. 


Hugh Ross Kimball, b. Newfields. Me,. 
?[av. 9, 1^5!1: m. Nov. il. l.*7'-, Ariadne 
Kimball, b. Kimbairs Island, Me., Nov. 
!T. 1?4.T. daughter of William Amazeen 
and Fidelia Rankin. (P. 344) Hufl-h 
Ross Kimbail was ;he son of Jesse Kim- 
ball, b. Berwick. Me.. Nov. lo. ITDO; d. 
[ Brookfield.. N. H . Jan. -".1. lS49:m. Ket- 
' sey Ross. What '■:■., .1.--^.. Kr-,;. all's 

■ father's name'? 

I Besides Huyh. .ic^.o uad the foL.ww- 
' ing childroi.: <"iriD. ti. Nov. ,i. l»-;,>, 
! Thomas .T>tf,-r.snc, b. Xewfield. Me., 
'■ Sept. 4. 1>J7. Mavy E. and Sarah A. b. 
Oct. I'l. 1S34. Minnie T.. b. Nov. 3ii. 
' !<'.■;. 

I At the time of her death Betsey Ross 
' Kimball lived in Lynn. She died 

■ in ]^7':'. 

j It is the desire of Arthur S. Kiinball 
I of Bloomtield, N. J., to tra^.-e his anc.-s- 
|tors in family. He would 
appreciate the aid of some of our Con- 
; ncc-lcat cousins. Tlie line as far as 
_ is r.'iw kno'.vi, to hira extends back to 
IT'.'.' ;it i^reenwich. Conn., on • hich 
• '--.i-r .'oN.jpii i^lose was bore. He mar- 

■ rie.i Elizabeth . Had issue Abra- 

; hanib !-r.'v.-ho married MarvHubhurd 

Col. Robert Jackson Kimball of Ran- 
'1 '!ph. ''.'ermont. has been elected pres- ; 
lent of the Vermont Society of tlie 
-\tr.orican Revolution. He is also a 
U!-.-.n!ier of the Society of Colonial 
'•■i.Tr'. His record is a tine one. I'f- ' 
~,des his ancestral home in Randolph | 
!i'- ha- a banking business at Hi and IS '■ 
!;;-oad St.. No'.v York City, in which his 
^"!!. VV. Eugene, is also a partner. See 


?:''\ew VoH^'r^^ 


-a^^l.■h, Conn.. 
\<:i'. Had a 

daughter. EmiU 

Ann b. 

1-j;. who ma r- 

ried S. S. Kimh; 

11. !>:;s 

'.-ee pp. 4i;s- 

470. Xos. 01.-. am 





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jCinibalt ^amifii ^^(^sioru Stippiement. 

Uhe 3iimball family Diews, 

cUm. Ml 
ot all f: 

The California Gonealo^-i^al Society 
was org-auiz-ed Feb. 12. \-:<[>yiu- Hobart 
is sc-ocvnil vice president, anil .Sarah 
Louise Iviinball ipaiJ-e Sl(i)iscorre.spontl- 
ing'.socrctary. Mr. ilobart is her broth- 
er-in law. havioi;;- married Harriet Emi- 
Iv, her sister. We have referred to the 

Maine Soeittv in the 
oftheNKWs. TiiesL' -. 
a place in many of ' 
auxiliary tu the Hi-i' 
'I'ho purposes of t; 

this issue 

Advertising in the News, 
Several members of the family have 
separately expressed a ptn-pose to sen*! 
advertisements to the Nkwji. but so 
far only one Ijas. done so. Three or 
four of these have e.vpressed a desire 
that a Dumber ot sueh udrertisetaients 
should be secured before any are iu- 
serted, as there should be enough . to. 
make a fair showinfr. So it would ap- 
appear that each one is Waftin"' upon 
somebody else. Xovv that there may 
be concert of action it is sui.'g'esteil ,to 
those who care to have cards ins^frted 
that they send in their matter at once, 
conditional that it appear if. say. four 
or tive others do the same too. The 
cost -vould be ."lO cents a month for one 
inch, but no 'money should be sent with 
these conditional orders. Personally 
we are not very solicitous about the 
matter. The publication of the Xews 
this year is not a business matter. It 
is a test. If continued beyoud this vvilli)e put on a busiuess ba^Ls. 
It will not be, continued .unless it pa}"s 
its way. In dne time circumstances will 
determine this. 

isccityiu the location and cundi- 
1 of the various puidio and pri- 
' rcconls. wliich are or may be- 
e ;icces.sible to students of tJene- 
•y and American History, and 
lid investigations of this nature 
'oml)iuina' the ettort^aud resources 
Is meuibers. Such or'/anizations 
: to ilirect ijublic attention to the 
le of complete and e.xact records, 
to emphasize the necessity of unre- 


■.o fo 

iu ordt 

. All those mtendin? t. 
the Kimball Fa.uily Xe 
should do so at an earlv 
to'sacure the full volume. We hate a 
limited .supply of back numbers and 
when they are gone it would -hardly 
be worth while sahscribinij. as the vol- 
ume, to be of value shoulil be complete. 
It will probably require all the issues 
oftlfis year to complete the supple- 
mental matter now in siFht. 

I . Tiie May number goes to press earlier 
tiian did the April issue. All copy 
.should be in by the i.ith. and when 
proofs are to be sent, at least t.vo weeks 
earlier. We should go to pres,, by the 
:iOth of the month. 

• Theseceiid California reunion. :is will 
be seen elsewhere will be held in San 
Francisco,, June 4. They are looking 
tor a great time: b.ettei than last year, 
and that was good enough.. 

Work on tlie first two I'lumbers of th^ 
Xkvvs, which are to be ri'printed. lian 
been commen-ced. 

Uhc^CimbailS'ainili/ DZeios 

Topeka, Kansas, Maj-, 1898. 


Teims 50 cents a year. 

Family Names and Their Significance. 

Our appreciative frienri and cousin, 
(lorham Gates Kimball of Red lilulf, 
California, sends us a very interesting- 
number of a California paper pul)lished 
in 18S2, called the '-Oreen Mountain 
Echo," and devoted to the native sons 
of Vermont. .Among- other things it 
contains a learned and interesting ar- 
ticle on '-Family Names" by the late 
J. McM Shatter, a very hig-h authority. 
We quote the following- as of personal 
interest to our readers: 

B'lt what' sliall we say of another — 
Kempa. Kimlior. is of the .same root as 
A. S. Campa; the French, Camp. Camp- 
ion, meaniutr a veteran warrior, or a 
man of violence. The word is in com- 
mon use in the north of Eiig-land and 
in Scotland. Old Eddie Ochltree. in 
Scott's .\ntiquary. says of the invasion 
of tne Freucn. -"Diel. if I had as good 
pith as I liae g-ood will and a g-ude 
cause. I should gie some of them a day's 

With the a Idition of --all." this vrord 

becomes Kiral erall. that is, thrash all. 

' The chronicler docvibe him as. ••enim 

h,„ii„ l,.ni. ■■,.„.,, I, n.jil n,h ,.>■(/(.?, )7;//ev- 

s-i':/:/ 1 ri'iit." He is decidedly, assuredly. 

emphatically, a warlike man. a robust 

pugilist, understands his mauleys, 

kn 1WS like the man in tlie pl-ay, ••'ow 

to 'old hup 'is 'ands:'" tiut he is still 

••," a man of knightly degree; not 


"W.llcbiiree In the tournament dreaiJ, 

.^ii'lbiln^iio-i rHiviij-. orrfin.iln witu the dead." 

but is cotirteous in bowei. and hall. 

tender to woman, honorable to men. 

In the courteous, learned and Kev. 
Mr. Kimball, we see the representative 
of the rough Kimber. with the polish 
of a highercivili^ation. the soldier who, 
in the service of his master, is tiyhting 
the good tiuht and keeping his kuiffht- 
!v faith. H'^huni tiomtii, h'jHinn „inrn. 
[«>nthptlcaliy It [ii,irl)e salU thiit the Rev. 
Mr. Kli.iirall here ri-f-rre-l to wis tlie Rev. Joiiil 
Kln;!'..;i •lf'-;i.) «lio diwiJui;:!, ISDT.J 

.\ study of the origin of family rames 
is interesting and closely allied to that 
of genealogy-. Such names were given 

or became attached, not only to indi- 
viduals, but to clans, as indicative of 
some calling or peculiarity. One of 
the most ancient was that of Longi- 
manus, "Long arms." the Persian 
ruler. Of later date there was the 
race Lombards — Lombard^- — from their 

How far a whole learned world may 
be misled foi 2,500 years by simply 
failiug to rightly interpret the meaning 
of a name is well illustrated in the old 
tradition about Romulus and Remus, 
the founders of Rome, being saved and 
nursed by a wolf, instead of by good 
old Mrs. Lupus, whose name signihed 
wolf, and which same name still exists 
with its different spellings, including 
the old Saxoa vv'ulff. and Queen ■Vic- 
toria's German surnamc-of Guelph. 

The origin of many na-mes is very eas- 
ily understood. The worlil is full of 
Smiths without qualification. Then 
these are varied by prefixes that indi- 
cate the kind of smiths, like Goldsmith 
Locksmith, etc. The different colors 
have also given names to numerous 
families, such as White, Brown. Black, 
etc. So one might go on with metals, 
minerals, etc., as Irons. Stone. Waters, 
and nearly all these may be toUowed 
by preti.xes and suffixes, forming a ne'.v 
class of names, such as '-son" added to 
Smith. Brown, or Waters, making- 
Sraithson. Brown.son. 'U'aterson. etc. 
All sucii names are readily understood. 

Cut many names trace their origin 
to a different source. This is the case 
with the names Kembolde. Kembail, 
Kimball. Campbell and others. So far 
as this writer knows the extract given 
above states the most proDable origin 
of the Kimball family name. In the 
.Joseph Kimball. Family History, pub- 
lished bv John Kimball of Concord, 


Kimball Familv News. 

X. H., in 1SS.">, the foUovving- quotation 
is made from Robert SJ. Rantoui's "No- 
tice of James Kimb;ill,"' Salem, Mass., 
(p. Ill: 

■'The et3-molog-y of the name Kimball 
is uncertain. It is supposed to be of a 
Scotch derivation, a corruption of the 
n'ime •Campbell." It is variously spelled 
Kimball.' -Ivemball." and "Kemble.' "' 

The Kimball Family History by 
Messrs. Moriison and Sharpies makes 
no mention of the orig-iu of the name, 
but does give the ditferent spelling's of 
Kymbolde, Kembould, Kemball, Kim- 
ball. It may here be said that these 
varied spellings signify very little in 
this connection. As found on the rec- 
ords it is sometimes owing to ignor- 
ance, and sometimes the variation is 
owing to person J 
are often founi 

' it, but often assumed the character oi 
athletic sports. And so we have in the 
old English, the term of camp applied 
to a game of ball. Uniting these two 
words and at once we have the name 
Camp-ball, from which either of these 
two family names may be easily made. 
And camp-ball was indeed the name of 
an ancient game, quite similar to the 
modern game of foot-ball. There can 
be but little doubt that herein may be 
found the origin .if the name Camp- 

It is not so Clear as to the origin of 
the name Kemball. or that the above 
is the origin, except, at least, in part. 
But this investigation for the founda- 
tion of the Kimball name, while more 
V. Such chiuf^es I '^'""liplicated. is still more interesting. 
enealo"-ical re- t I' "'"1 ^'^ noticed that Prof. Shafter 

The grandfather of Jame.s K. I derives Kempa, Kimber. finally 

Polk wrote his nam? Pollock. The 
German name Voigt readily becomes 
Foucht. and so on to the end. The 
present etymology of the name is of 
little consequence. WTiat is of import- 
ance is the identity uf the name, its 
root, and its siu-niflcance. 

The theory that the nams Kimball is 
a corruption or modification of the 
name Campjell has be>jmi somewhat 
popular but probably is without foun- 
dation. Prof. S.harples, we believe, 
holds to the opinion that there is no 
connection between the families, and 
while this may be. and quite possibly 
is true, there can be but little doubt that 
the origin of the two names was very 
similar. Ijut there has been no corrup- 
tion in the variation. 

The root of the given in the 
above quotation by Prof. Shafter is | 
quite applicable to both names. Camp- I 
bell and Kemball. It is <iuite easy to j 
trace the name Campbell— i amp, Campa, 
Campion. Champion, to the Latin cam- i 
pio. a field fighter, and so up to campus. I 
a field. Such a campion w.:)uld not j 
necessarily mean a veteran warrior, or ^" 
man of violence, as Prof. Shafter put 

tiie r.atin campus, in which he is of 
course correct. Webster gives Kemp. 
(from the Anglo-Sa.Kon cempa, a sol- 
dier) as an obsolete term for knight, 
or a champion. .-Vs a verb kemp wa^: 
u.sed in the sense of to compete or to 
strive for victory. Kemper and Kemp- 
erman. in the archaic, was as above, 
knight or champion. 

Nov.- if we take this word Kemp and 
apply it to the athletic game of ball as 
in the word camp, we have Kemb-ball 
instead of Campball. 

But this is not conclusive. It will be 
remembered tiiat the Familj- History 
gives the earlier spelling- of the name 
as Kem-bolde with several variations 
Xow this termination was a very com- 
mon one applied te s.jldiers. knights. 
chLirapions. Mi;tou .--penk-, <>i 'knights 
d I'Lirons bold." Whit, then, more 
tu-al than Kemo-hiM. or Kemper- 
uld. and here we hiive the name at 
ce. meaning clearly a brave knight, 
jallant champion, a noble warrior. 
This would seem more natural, and 
-•; str'.iined than Prof. Shafter's addi- 
m of tlie won! "all" to the root 
Ivemp. and the significance much more 

May, 1898 

ygreeable than the term '-thrash all" 
which carrifS with it the idea o: a 
street brawler. 

Kutone mijcht go even a step furth- 
er aloncr a different line, and at last 
reach the Kimball name, bearing- iden- 
ticallj- the same s-g-nificance— that of 
a person of vaLant. knightly character. 
Let us take the old Celtic (Keltic) 
word cam, ikamj still uted in mechan- 
ics as indieatiuET a means of conveying- 
or representing- power. The w-ord orig- 
inally meant to curve, or to bend. 
More specifically it sig-nified the bend- 
ing of a bow<jn the field of action, as 
the soldier wat. ready to let fly his 
arrow. From this word we g-et our 
present Eng-lish akimbo, and the now!ete forms. Kimbo. Kembo. and 
according- to the .Standard Dictionary, 
the actual form KimboU. Several of 
the old EuL-lish writers .speak of 
knights and soldiers standing- in wait- 
iuL-. watchful attitude with their arms 

It will be noticed that in all these 
cases the words fmm which the pres- 
ent name of Kimball may possibly 
have been derived, carried with them 
a sig-nificance of high character and 
kni;,'htly valor. It was in this sense 
fhe name became applied to a family; 
this is its meaning- today, and to pre- 
.--erve this creditable sis-nificance 
should evir be the proud desire of ev- 
ery; of ancient and noble 

The Kimball bicyc: 
g-raile machine madt 
Mauufacturino- Co.. 
Kimball wheels have 

? IS a new hig-h 
by the Phillips 
of New York, 
been known in 

years, from the 

Dr. Edwin Kimball died at Uay- 
wards, Alameda Co.. Cal., in Sept. c?) 
isao. His sister. Miss Louisa Kimball, 
lives on the homestead with his son. 
Howard, and daughter, Ruth Kim- 
ball. They have a very plea.sant home 
and Ruth and her aunt are both artis- 
tic and have many specimens of their 
ability in this line on the walls of the 
old house. Howard Kimball has charge 
of the place, and there are a great 
many orange and lemon trees there, 
and also a nursery of young stock 
which he keeps for sale." They also 
raise apricots, and .Miss Ruth has some 
guinea fowl and turkeys, and one of 
the notaiiie things on the place is the 
iai-ge whice cockatoo, which came to 
theui about eighteen years a-'o. and 
which seems as n.uch at home there as 
any of the other fowls on the place 
See p. 731;. lo^Sia). 

Charles F. Ua.seltine sends a long 
communication called forth bv a note 
on p'lge .^1 by Prof. Sharpie^ on the 
.-.pelling of the name Haseltine. There 
■seems to be no real ditferenoe between 
rror is traced to the 
and Prof. Sharpies 

the two. Th( 
type written coj 

s the following 001 
I am made t 



in the oU 

always u.sed the spelling '-Haselton 
ihis IS wrong, they invariablv used 
the spelling Haseltine. This eVror i'i 
refeated again just below. The ter- 
mina:ion --tea" is u 

The sentence should read: The --s'" 
was probably pronounced with the -z- 
sound and to«n clerks ant' others 
-'Humeaced writin- it --Kaxeltine and 
b'lMiig It tae other variuti., IIS. 



«f Stc 

is, aged 

i-s. N. A. Kimball read a paper be 
a late meeting of a Danville, 111., | 
ian's club on --House Decorations,"' | 
L-h filled two columns ot th- Dan- I 
: D.iily C\,_merciaL (See •JM~) ! 

as Polly Kimbali 
.Ma.^s.. who married a Childs, 
mother of .Mr. (Jeorge Chi 
aiout .-..VijO. a typical Kimba 
pearance. tall, spare, blue eyes, grev 
hair, and who is City A-ent of' the 
!.i^e■.■^...,,l X- London >V; I ilobe Insurance 
Lompjiay. iy: California St., Sun Frau- 

Kimball Fcimilv Nows. 

The Kembalis (Kimballs) and KemDles in 
King Piiilips War. 



In the same company with the Caleb 
Kt-raball. who perished at Hlooily Brook 
was Thomas Kemball. and under the 
same date when the former was cred- 
ited £1, lOs. the latter was credited 
l-'s.. from which it would appear that 
he serred but a short whilf at that 
time. There were then but two Thom- 
as Kemballs and a Thomas Kemble, of 
those named in the family History, 
who could have been in Philip's War. 

The same considerations before men 
tioned in connectioQ with John, as to 
the captains under whom Thomas 
served, the spelling- of the name and 
the ages of each make it practical- 
ly certain that Thomis was not of 
tlie Boston family of Kembles. but a 
son or grandson ot Richard of Ipswich. 
Of these there were, as we have said, 
two who were of military aare, but 
wh'ch of the two was he who served in 
Lathrop'a company, we can at present 
only conjecture, but it seems more 
probable that it was he whom the 
family now know as >" j. 14. 

On Dec. 10. 1573, Capt. Joseph Gardi- 
ner mustered, at Dedham Plain, a com 
pany raised at .Salem and the adjoin- 
ing- tosvns. which he led to the Narra- 
g-ausetL Swamp Fort fig-ht. where the 
captain was killed. In this company, 
and enrolled as of Lynn, was Thomas 
Kemball, who wa,s in all probability 
Xo. U. and who, being- only 18 years ot 
ag-e, might have been temporarily liv- 
ing: in Lynn at v,-ork, or mijrht per- 
chance have gone there on purpose to 
eulist to aid in filling that town's 
quota, but the former hypothesis seems 
more likely, for, otly a few months 
later, his ne.\t older brother. .Samuel, 
married a Lynn girl, so in all probabil- 
ity- Samuel was in the way of beine 
much at Lynn about that tiin.'. and it 

wouldnot be unlikely that the broth 
ers. Samuel and Thomas, were, for 
some cause, in Lynn together in lOT.^. 

At all events Thomas Kemball en- 
listed and earned £-J. 14s. pay, in the 
Narrag-ausett campaign, so he ivas 
probably gone in the army, at that 
time, from Dec. 10, lOT.i. till about Feb- 
ruary l(iT6. 

But the name Thomas Kemball stands 
credited with further service, viz., un- 
der Capt. Samuel Brocklebank. £3, 8s., 
and it is not unlikely that after going . 
rhr.;aa-h the swamp fijht unscathed, 
his company becoming disorganized by 
l0 5s of its captain, voungThomas Kim- 
ball sought to go one more campaga 
and joined Brocklebank's company, af- 
ter its return from the s-,vamp fight. 
when it was on the eve of setting out 
to garrison. Marlborough. 

Or it may be possible that the elder 
Thomas (No. 5) was the one iu this 
.Marlborough and Sudbury campaign 
under Brocklebank. At all eyents he 
was an oil fellow-townsman of the 

If Thomas. No. 5. was out in Brockle- 
bank's last campaign he had been at 
home but a few days when he was mas- 
sacred by aa Indian. Indeed it is by 
no means impossible that the savage 
was paying somi grudg.^ on account of 
what this Thomas may have done at 
Marlborough an.i Sudbury. . 

The account of the death of Thomas 
Kemball of Bradford, is given in the 
Family History, at page 4i. and need 
not be repeated here. 


Henry Kemball. (See No. 10. p. 49 of 
Family History) appears to ha ve served 
I as a soldier against the Indians, going 
from Havc-hill. The Family History 
presumes, that be served with his broth- 
ler Caleb, which would have V^een in 
j the late summer and early fall of UjT.j, 
|b-atBo.lge fSoldiers in King Pliilip's 
I War. p- :u.ii is of the (.pinion thas his 
I and his comradestervict'- were rendered 



111 the sprinof of the following year on 
the froutUrs o: Lssex county, and the 
latter author is a hijrh authority. 

At aa events Henry was credited €1, 
9s. 4d., which is evidence that some- 
time and at some place he did serve 
and the date of credit was June 34, 
1(37'). which was the date of extensive 
entries of credits for services rendered 
at various times previous. If Henry 
served in the same campaig-ii with any 
other Kemball, it seems to us that it 
was with his uncle (not brother) Caleb, 
going- out as recruits after the j^reat 
Sivamp tight: for Lieut. Benjimin 
Swett, under wiiom he appears to hi'V? 

he shoukl so far recover as to be able 
to return. 

flis pay credit was f2. 14s. He is 
spoken of as '-t-erv't to Jno. Clere." by 
which it is understood that he went as 
Clere'a substitute. 

He may have been in some degree 
akin to the Boston family of Kembles 
to which we have ascribed Jchn and 
Samuel or he may have been some stray 
who floated into the New England me- 
tropolis and after a time floated out. 
leaving behind no trace, e.xoept his 
name on military rolls. 

In tiie same company with Wtn. 
Kemble. and likewise wounded, was 

served is believed to have conducted Mark Rounds, who is called "Serv't to 
recruits to the front at that time, and | Hen. Kemble,"' from which it would 
not to have been, so far as is known, | appear that the Uoston anchor smith 
at Bloody Brook, or in that quarter. | seut a substitute to the war also. 

That this Henry Kemball who served j Round.s credit was f2. 143. 
in King Philip's war was thjsama who Henry Kemble 
is numbered ly in the Family History I smith, was uncle 
is furtherevidenced by the fact that the \ the Boston soldie 
town of Haverhill advanced £1, tjs. lud. 
on his wages, a thmr which was don? 
oft;-n by towns from which soldiers 
servetl, but not by any towns for others 
No. I 

of Boston, anchor 
to John and .Samuel 
rs mentioned before. 


There lemains one more credit for 
militarj' service at this time to be at- 
tributed to a Kemball. namely to Rich- 
own soldiers and this Henry, ' ard of Wenham, 14s.. under date of 
'as at that time a citizen of' Feb. 24, 1>5T0-T. and such a credit, n,.- 


cording to Bodge, most probably star 
for services ri-ni1..rp,1 in fha i.. 

The last Kgmball to-be mentioned 
one whose identity or connection with [ earlier service 
others ot the name cana 

services rendered m the lat 
ths of 1(570, though it might be f 

: of Wenhar 

"'^ ^s- >,ow if it^were for service later thni: 

. , ,,. •;;^° --^'T^^li'-e^^-^^lv sur- May, i,iTG, i, eaunot have had to do 

m.sed:th.s is U uUam KembaU who with Richard of the second generation, 

served under Lapt. James Oliver and it iSo. 3, for in that month he died, leav- 

IS a moral certainty-, to say the least, in. o-,ir No. S as the only Rk-hard Kem- 

.at he was an inhabitant of Boston: ; ball known to us as being of.militarr 
for we are positively informed that 
Wm. Kemble 
Bnston militia < 

his being t'ne 3i-d 

. ,, '. - - I ■■•una,!, lue same lime ine Tormer was a 

folk regiment , „,„ , • , t., 

rr-, ■ , I man of considerable means while we 

Thi. company of Capt. Oliver-s -as | ^,, j.ft ,,,,,„,, hat the latter was 

m J,e great Narragansett .>wanip fi^^ht „^t. ^^-^^^ ,i,. „.,^„|^i ,^^,,^^^^ ^,^^^^ 

and Wm. Ivembie was present -ith | the 14s. was to ; 

that command in the eni'-agement for ! 

he ivas so severely wounded that he ' 

was left behind in --Road Hand" until,' 

I age at that time. Both i 
.as ,mpres.sed out of the all through this period, and in 1670 Xo" 
company of .Maj. Clark. ^ 3 w,,, ,3 ..^.^^s old. and Xo. 8 was .3^ 
-mpany of the Suf- j pj^jat the same time the former 


l)n the other hand 1 
have br-en rendered 
li'i7''>. although creditec 




Kimball Famiiy Xews. 

will of Ko. 3, claiming- debts receivable 
by him from the country, indicates 
that he may have g-one carupaigniii^ 
for a while: btili bis son ■Thomas was 
most probably in the war and as Thom- 
as was still a minor at the time of the 
death of No. 3. possibly the miin item 
of the debt may have been for the 
wag-es of the son; or, Richard No. 3 
having l.)een r. man of means, may have 
boug-ht an assignment of .some soldier'j 
wages, which might have been the 
"wages" due, re'erred to in the will. 

We prefer not to commit ourselves 
on the question of service by either of 
these Richards, and while No. 3 is oar 
ancestor, and No. 8 is not. we will not 
claim service bj the former until it can 
be more clearly shown, for while we 
glory in the services of our ancestors 
and seek to discover them we are more 
solicitous of the historic truth, believ- 
ing, as we do. that the day has dawned 
which has robbed of force not only the 
author b-jt his adage, who declared 
that history is lies agreed upon. 

Fifty years after King- Philip^s war 
the matter of obtaining grants oE land I 
to the soldiers in that war and to the ! 
heirs of such of these as had died, be- I 
g-an to be vigorotisly pushed, and after j 
a few years longer it resulted in the j 
granting of several townships to such I 
claimants. 1 

The men of thost days Tvere surely i 
not as sv ift in dcmandins: rewards for 1 
military service as tho.^e of later times; ! 
imay-ine a soldier of the civil war of ' 
ISfij. waiting for his re^vard. above his i 
reg-ular wages, until I'JIO or lO'iO ani; 
then only taking land on the frontier. 1 

Among- such grantees of land was | 
•lames Godfrey. -vN-ho claimed in ris-ht ' 
of service of Henry Kimball, and re- ; 
ceived land in Narragansett Township [ 
No. 1, DOW Buxton. Me. ' 

Now we may consider at least two 
facts as being established bv this 
tyrant, if either f;ict nerded further 
ffcof. Ill The n-ame of the hn.>band 

of Hannah Kimball, daughter of Hen 
ry. No. 10, was .lames Godfrey and not 
John Godfrey, a point upon which the 
Famiiy History seems to be iu doubt, 
jpage 49) and this fact is further sup- 
ported by Coffin's History of Newbu/y, ' 
(page 303) which gives the marriage 
date as Feb. 10. ITOo, the Family His- 
tory giving only date of publication. 
•'3 Feb , 1()99-17(X)." 

(tJj Tha other fact supported is the 
identity of the Henry who was in the 
war, as Henry of Hacerhill. whose eld- 
est child married James Godfre_v. 

Capt. Keraball, (Richard No. 23-.') 
drew for Elizabeth Fowler in the dis- 
tribution of lands of Narragansett No. 
3, now Amherst, N. H. This claim was 
based on the service of Richard Uutton 
father of Elizabeth Fowler, and the rec- 
ords in the case of this grant go to show 
the parentage of the wife "of Jo.seph 
Fowk-r. son of Martha Kimball and 
Jos<.ph Fowler, (page 34 of the Family 
History) as being said Richard Hutton 

The names above aiven are believed 
to be all those of the Kemball. Kim- 
hall, Kemble name who were engaged 
in King Philip's War; but°"who 
are zealous to find an ancestor wh>> 
served in that first great armed struii-- ' 
gle for the existence of New England 
can hardly fail to find one, if the 
searcher traces his descent from Eng- 
lish stock which has been domiciled Ui 
America over one hundred vears. 

For our own part, while w'e are doubt- 
ful ot having had a prcgenitor of our 
own of the Kemb.Hll name in that war. 
we cjnhdently claim a dozen, of other 
names, among our ancestors, who then 
htdped repel the savages, the records 
showing services by those whose full 
names are the names of our ancestors 
including John Witt, John Ravmond' 
Jonathan Kettle. John Hands, E'phraira 
Cutter, John Hastings. John Hammond. 
U uliam Shattuck, Daniel Tenney, John 
tuUer, Joseph How, John Pearson. 
Lot Couant and Josiah Wood: and to 
any who have carefully peni.sed what 
we have written and have been disap- 
pointed in finding no Kimball of their 
line credited with services here, ue 
say; go on with a sc^arch of your own. 
for such services by your ancestors of 
other names, and honest per'-everanoe 
may beconti.'ently expected to vield 
its i-p-.vard of satisfaction. 

Mav, 18'»S 

The Origin of the Family 

It is noticed that, Pi-of. Sliarples 
is lietermiiied in Lis oiilnion ttiat the 
Kimballs should not be located outside 
of one particular spot in En^rland. Ke 
insists that they always have been a 
Suffolk county people, and hardly 
known in England outside of that 
county. In this case we incline to tlie 
belief that he has extrem.» vie^s. Rich- 
ard the einig'rant came from that coun- 
ty, and it is qnite true that we know 
more of the family in that county 
than elsewhere, itut all such faCs 
and suppositions are not conclusive. 
Under some eircumstance.s tiiey mi^ht 
somewhat strengthen the probable. 
For example, the argument would have 
value in propi.Ttiou to the recent ori- 
gin of the family. The time and place 
of the origin of the Kimb.all family is 
unknown, it has been clearly traced 
back to the early part of the sixteenth 
century, at ;east, and more indefinite- 
ly to a period still more remote. To 
this time and to Sutt'olk county such 
tracing is uaorokt'n But what evi- 
dence have we that it ends then or 
there? Both tradition, and Che proba- 
bilities, point to a more ancient date 
and to more northern, and especially 
wesfern regions. 

Historic references lend support to 
this view. liut of absolute, recorded 
facts little Siems to be known. The 
question would appear to be one of 
doubt and not of certainty. Hence it 
is that so much interest is felt, by many 
members of the family-, tliat further 
investigation be had. There are sure- 
Iv good reasons for believing that the 
family did not have its origin in Suf- 
folk county. There are no well ground- 
ed reasons, so far as we know, that it 
did originate there. The sigaifi 
cance of the Kimbolde name, whatever 
it may be. it may be adi"itted. counts 
for nothing. If it be a placi name, 
the in'erence is that it originated in 

some other place. If it is not a 
place name, and even if it originally 
carried with it the most ordinary mean- 
ing, it would not argue in favor of that 
or any other particular locality. 

The old Aryan races were migrating 
people. So were their ott'-shoots. In 
fact all the old European races, except 
perhaps the Basques, were habitual 
movers, if not from one countrv to 
another, then from one portion of their 
o%vn country to another. At all events 
the more ancient home of the Kim- 
boulde family Tuay be said to be still 
unknown. With no less certainty it 
may be said that up to this date the 
origin of the family has not been defi- 
nitely traced beyond t'^e south of Eng- 
land. Only tradition goes beyond that. 
What there is in tradition remains t') 
be demonstrated. 

We have received, and return thanks 
for a copy of the Thirteenth Annual 
Report of the Maine Genealogical So- 
ciety. This report is full of interest. 
It snows that the society is not only in 
good Unaucial condition, but that it is 
an active body, doing much to gather 
and preserve valuable data. Among 
other things it gives a list of Family 
Histories that may be found on its 
shelves. This list is somewhat surpris- 
ing. It amounts to '>H, and is far from 
complete. We note the omission of 
several important histories of the kind, 
and there are many that can hardly be 
obtained. It is true that many of those 
given are small, but many range from 
4i)0 pages up to ■l.'il"). which is :,7 
more than the Kimball History which 
is next to that of'the Chandler's, which 
is the largest. Both the .fohn Kimball 
and the Morrison it Sharpies Histories 
are given. The total membership of 
the society is iTO and it embraces names 
that have a nati<mal reputation. It is 
always a pleasure to receive these re- 
ports. , , . 


Kimball Family News. 


On. Feb. 0, ISiiS. at the home of the 
bride's uu)tl\er. lil'J West r.uven'iwood 
Park, Chicag-o, Miss Ella Howard to 
Elmer Allen Kimball. Attorney at Law, j 
of Tti Dearborn St.. Cliioagro. The groom 
is the son o£ Marshall Kimball of 
Grot^uviUe. X. H. 

On Mar(;h .5. 1S0^^, Gertrude Mabel Ell- 
iott of Penacook. X. H.. and orank P. 
Dodge of Hopkinton. She is a grand- 
daug-hter of Hannah Mahala (Kimball) 
Ordway. See page 679. Fam. Hist. 
Thev reside in Gotfstown. X. H. 

Died 'NTarch 1. IS'.i'*, at Kinsman. 
Ohio. Celestia F.etts Thomas, widow of 
Lucius Uenry Thomas. (ITli) p. 793. 

California Notes 

Huldah Kimball married Charles O.s- 
boro and lives in East Oakland, Cali- 
fornia. She has two cnildren. Charles 
Kimball Osborn. and Alice Osborn (Al- 
ice aged about 22-."i. and Charley a 
couple of years younger. He is a stu- 
dent at the Uuirersity of California. 
Lcrkler. (Page 412.) 

Ernest L. Kimball. 1170 Market St.. 
San Francisco. Married. As'ed. appar- 
ently, about 28-9 years, blonde, (red 
uair^ about oft. S in. He does not know 
the name of his father, who was 
drowned a short tim>> before his birth. 
The mother ijf Ernest L. KimbaH lired 
in l.'oston. 

Ham in A. KlmbiU ; .' !! U of Oaklau t 
California, has gone off to Klondike. 
He ouglit to cut sometliing of a figure 
up there as he stands si.i feet two, and 
weighs 27.") pounds. 

Mr. E. lioyoe Kimball recently re- 
tr.rned from a surveying trip in Mexi 
CO, and is with his family at Hay. 
%vards California. P. 7.'{S. 

F. L. Kimball. President Colorado 
>tate Hank. Duraniro. Col. We do not 
hnd.him in the book. 

Maj..r Geiirge fl. Kirabail. capitalist, 
f.os Angeles. Cal. Xot in the book. 

Some years ago a prominent and 
wealthy New York dentist. Dr. J. Al- 
bert Kimball, and editor of a dental 
magazine committed suicide while in 
a state ot nervous prostration which 
had developed into acute melanch->lia. 
The case e.vcited a good deal of local 
interest. His name is not found in the 
history, but last month, on page 7'^. 
Prof. Sharpies as supplementar}- to 
page 34o, Kitridge Kimball, No. (j-'^ija. 
whose second child was .Toseph .Albert, 
number should be 1297a (page 6.35). He 

as married and had three children. 
This Joseph Albert was the dentist 
above referred to, a fact that has just 
come to light. We copy the following 
closing portion of the notice of his 
death from and old New York paper of 
the time. -'Dr. Kimball left the follow- 
ing note. 


Forgive me, my darling wife and 
friends. Must choose between death 
and a lunatic a.sylum. I prefer death. 
Pray, forgive me; 1 do thi.> as much for 
j'our sake as mine. With oceans of 
love. Farewell, .\lbep.t. 

Crod be pitiful to our children. 

Dr. Kimball was a fine looking man 
of 49. He was born in Kimball's HiU, 
N. H., and came here when a boy He 
studied dentistry, and soon built up a 
practice tha; made him wealthy " 

En. Ki.MBAi.i. Familv Nkws: 

In your issue of >lareh. Prof. Shar- 
pies asks for information about Benja- 
min Kimball who lived in North Caro- 
lina after the Revolutionary War. 
\\'hile in Hot Springs. Ar.i., some years 
ago I met a gentlemdP named Kemball 
he spelled it with an e) who was at 
that time a prominent lawyer at Little 
Rock. I had qut ■ a long conver a- 
tion w;th him on genealogy, and he 
told me that his people were from 
North Carolina. doubt ii,- 
could throw eonsiderablp light on that 
brancii of the family were correspond- 
ence upemed with him. 

.Vt.CKP.r B. Ki^uBAi.i.. 
-Scandia. Kas. ip. 940.) 

Mav, 1S98 


s us facilities for publishing 

ILT Npus. Topeka, Kansas. P 

Notes Supplementary to the Data of the 
"Kimball Family History" 

Page S3 — Insert J05a before ii Amos^. 

Page 103— Insert i^3a before ix Moso^. 

Page 146 — Insert -'D.5a Am'os Kimball, 
(Dean^, Joseph', John-, Richard') b. 
Ipswich, Mass.; m. June 20, 176'j, 
Mary Battev. Resided in War- 
wick. K. I. 


i Nancy''' b. Aug-. 1770. 

ii Roby'^ b. 1772; m. June ID,' 1793, 

John Budloug-. 

iii Mary'^ b. 1773: m. Feb. 3. 1S05. Cy- j 

rus .\fanchester. 

4S0a iv Amos' b. Aug V2. 17S-'. ' 

Page 111 7 — Johnson Guill'' shiuld be! 

Johnson Guild'' b. 1792: m. Mary C. 1 

b. 17;n, d. Mar. IS, 1377. "hc 

resided in Lancaster. N. H., and d. | 
there April 10. l-:64. In his father's ' 
will made in 1;10 lie is to have 85 l 
when he comes of age. and he is to 1 
have his time if he wants to learn 
a trade. 
Page l.-jD— In.sert 2S3a Mo.^es Kimball' 
(Abaer',Ebenezer', Benjamin-, Rich- 
ard'; b. Haverhill, Mass., Nov. S. 
1747, d. in Ohio, Nov, 0, ISJS: m. • 
■Hop'iiinton, N. H., Oct. lii. 1771. ' 
Jemima Clement, daughter of Tim- i 
othy Clement. ! 


i Abner'. 
ii Moses". 
CSfia iii Ciiarles" b. Portsmouth. N. H.; i 
Dec. 8, 17'J1; d. Dec. 2ii, 1^7'i. 
, Page 210— iii Hauuali'.d. .Vpr. IS, 1*4^:1 
m. :v[:ir. laOS. Jame.s Chase, b. Sept. ; 
iS. ll-^r. Son of .Ioaa::ian Chase, i 
Cniidren; 1 Klviru, Chase b. Mav 7, ' 

1809, d. July 2, 1879; m. Jan. 13, 
1842, Edwin S. Adams, her cousin, 
son of Daniel and Sophia (Kimball) 
Adams. 2 DeWitt Clinton Chase'^ 
b: .Mar. 18, 1813, d. Jan, 7, 1835. 
iv Sophia' d. Nov. 24, 1868; m. Oct. 24. 
1805, Daniel Adams. Children: 1 
Edwin S. Adams' b. Sept. 14, 1806: 
m. Elvira Chase. 2 Julia Maria .A.d- 
ams* b. July 14, lr09; m. Feb. 1, 
1841, Leverett Winsloiv Spofford, b. 
Nov, 11,1809, Children: i. Leverett 
■\Vinslow Spofford^ b. Nov. 9, 1844. 
ii Julia Ann Adams Spofford'* b. 
Mar. 24, 1846. 

Page 213— 340a Hannah" b. 1732; m. 
Waterford, Me., Apr. 7. 1812. Luth- 
er Hamlin, b. South Waterford, 
Maine. May 8, 1788; d. December 
8. 1854. He was a farmer. Chil- 
dren: 1. C4eorge Kimball Hamlin' 
b. Mar. 10, 1814, 2 Calvin Hamlin* 
b. May 18, ISlij. 3 Luther Hamlin" 
b. Feb. 5. 1818. 4 Mary Giddings 
Hamlin-' b.Aug. 29, 1823: d. Aug. 12. 

Page 234— Children of Peter Sanborn 

Charles was b. June 15, 1791. 
Dean should be 819a Nehemiah 
Dean'; f<ir an account of his family 
-see p. 115-.'a. 

Peter Sanborn Kimb'iU was a 
cooper and resided in Ex-eter. X. H.. 
17;i7 or 3, when he removed to Lis- 
bon. Me. At Brunswick, Me., his 
«-ife W.1S talfen ill and died, leav- 
ing hia. among strangers wit'a five 
small children to be provided for. 
He could not continue his journey 
with them, and they were taken 
into the homos of residents of Brans- 
wick. He then wentto Lisbon, Me., 
where he spent the remainder of 
his life. 

Page 277 — 4->'Ja Amos Kimball'' 'Ames"' 
Dean*, J.jseph'. John-. Richard'; b. 
Aug. 12. 1782: d. May "4, 1822: m. 

18IJ5, Hannah Edmunds, b. — '■ : 

d. Mar. 2r,. 1-,-ji: dau. of Robert 
Edmunds of Warwiul^. R. I 

Kimball Familv News. 


iiSlOa i Eliza' b. July Irt. ItOii: d. Jan. 

ii Bfnjiunin F.' b. An;j. 4. 1S03; d. 

Dec. li, ISOS. 
U90b iii William Batter" b. Oct. 11, ISIO. 
iv fciusan A." b. Jau. IT. 1S13: m. May 

12. 1S39. Roswell I'utler of Conn. 
V Sarah H.' b. June 1.".. 1S14; d. Aug-. 

20. lSl.->. 
vi Louis' b. 5Iay L\i. 1S19: J. Mar. 30. 

1S43: m. Oct 13. 1;39. Sarah Potter 

of Scituate. R. I. 
vii Aon Maria' b. Nov. ;o. ISOO; d. 

April IS. n-n. 

Page 3.')S— tj.iDa Charles Kimball" f Moses' 
Abner*. Ebenezer'. F.enjamin", Ricli- 
ard'ib. Portsmouth. N. H.. Dec. ^. 

1794: d. Dec. -'-i. IST'5: m. : m. 

2nd. Manstield; m. 3rd. Mary 

Kirk Kendall, b. Kentucky. He 
was a soldier in the war of 1S12. He 
had one child by his first wife, and 
one by his third -.vife. the others 
were the children of the secona 


i Jane" b. : d. : m. Ewinjf, 

ii Thomas Mansde'.d"; re,side=. in .Mis- 

iii Moses Cleinent"; resides in Denver. 

iv Mary Ann" b. : d. : m. Jos- 
eph Wiles. Res. in Ohio. 

V William R." d. in I'liuois. 

vi Caroline' m. \\ ashiugtoD Wiles. 

yii Sarah' m. .V. Whisner. 

viii Ebenezer Liston": resides in Mio- 

i.\- John \^esley': reside? m Kan-sas. ! 

X Eliza' m.A. Evans. Xorraal. I'.l. i 

xi Charies Marcus' b. Ripley, Ohio. \ 
May 13. !?■&). | 

Pa^e 3iJT — -lonathan Kimball" d Aug-. 1 
IStiO. I 

Joseph'' m. Mehitable Hragdon. of 
Liraing-ton, Me. j 

Polly'- d. Sept. I-'-..i: m. Merrill Per- : 
kins of Tamworth. N. II. j 

Daniel- m. Sa.-ah Preseott. of Port- 
land. .Me. 

13SSa David* m. Nancy Granville his 

Mercy" m. Weid Chase of Parsons- 
field. " ■ 

Add after Alvah*. Nancj », b. 1810; 
lives in Tamworth. X. H. 
Erase 1390John Granville*. 
Page 373^Mary Clift. Erase never mar- 
ried. She married about 1^3.5. 

Freeman and resided in Michigan. 
She died a few years after her mar- 
riage at her old home in Leban:)n 
leaving a son Otis Freeman. He 
went when a boj- with his father 
to California where he married. 
His wife has been dead manj- years. 
He is a Purser in the employment 
of the Pacific Mail S. S. Co., sail- 
iciT between San Francisco and 
and Yokahama. Children: 1 Mary 
treernan-'-': 2 Otis Freeman-"; 3 Fan- 
ny Freeman''': 4 Florence Free- 
man"" d. about ISW- 
i Page 374— The date of Lewis Kim'Kall's 
second marriage sho-uld be ISoS. 
Page 379 — 707 iv Sarah Tapley m. about 
1S32. Emerson Faulkner Carter, son 
of John and Pamelia (Hamlin) Car- 
ter. She died in lS3t;. and he married 
about 1S39, her sister Paulina. He 
was educated atthe P.ridgttjn Acad 
emy and followed the profession of 
a teacter. Children: 1 Amelia Hor- 
ten.'^e Carter^ b l.S.3.5 unmarried. -' 
Charles Farr-ar Carters' b. Albany. 
X. Y., 1641. He died July 13, IsiU. 
as the result of a wound received 
at the battle of Sabine Cross Roads. 
3 Elizabeth Paulina Carter'^ b. lS.")ii. 
Page 3S(>— Maria Wocddvimball" d. -May 
21, IS'.iti, Augaista. Me. She was a 
noble woman and had a large cir- 
cle of friends. 
Page 39.5 — John U." was b. April 3. not 

April 13. 
Page 39o—x Jane* b. Aug. 22. ISOil: d. 
Sept. Hi. l,<.-.:):m. Jan. 17. l-?2.i. Jolio 
D. Dodge; re>ided in Kridgton. .Me 
sii Creorge° was a ^tage driver and 

i'age 404— Lydia Eobinson Keith d. ; 
Apr. 10, IS'JT. I 

I'age 4ir,— The date of birth of John | 
Lelaud Kimball ivas 1S19. not ISIS. | 
Add the following-: Died Saco, Jle., 1 
June 2, 1S92; m. June, tSSO, Harriet | 

N. Dyer, .b. ; d. Jan. 2, 1S97. 

She was the daug-hterof Isaac Dyer ] 
of Baldwin, Me. He was g-raduat- i 
ed from the Vermont Medical Col- 
lege iu 1S47. He was surg-eon of 
of the 27th Me. Regiment during 
the war, and was one of the most 
eminent physicians in Maine. Chil- 
dien; 1 Frederick b. Apr. 12, 1S51: 
d. Aug. 25, 1S31. 2 Lucia Amelia 
b. Sept. 16, is.".: m. Oct. 3. 1S94, 
John Wentworth Peering; resides 
in Boston, Mass. 

Page 42ii — Hannah Kimball who m. 
Deacon Thomas Mabry is still liv- 
ing in Hiram, Me. Thomas Mabry 
d. Feb :>, 13S.5; b. Windham, Me., 
Sept. 1^ ISOl. 

Cyrus KimbiU Chapman writes in re- 
gard to his mother and aunt as fol- 
lows; Hannah K. Mabry will be 
92 years old April 2.i, njxt; is smart 
and active, attends church where 
her son preaches, makes quilts, 
draws rugs, and helps aoout the 
housework; is straio;ht as an arrow I 
and bright as a button. His moth- 1 
er, Elizabeth, her sister, lives with i 
him and at 7S is able, if occasion 
c;ills. to work all day about the 
house. > 


i JIa lison K. Maory b. Hiram, Me., 
Oct. lij, 1834; m. Dorcas True, b. , 
Denmark, Me.: d. Hiram, Me.; m. ' 
Mar. 16, 18S6, Ella True Safford, b. j 
Turner, Me.. Nov. 11, 1840: daugh- j 
ter of Francis Lane Saft'ord and '■ 
Polly F. (MiUett) Safford. j 

He commenced teaching at the 
age of 17, and has been a teacher for 
forty years, teaching at Limerick 
Academy and Parsonstield Semina- 
ry; teaching in all 112 terms. He 
was Supt. of Schools for York 
Co., tor three years. He became a 

preacher in the JI. E. Church in 
issi. He has been stationed at 
Fairfield, Li%-ermore, Turrer, Rum- 
ford and Andover, Me. Enlisted 
in 17;h Me. Kegt June 17. lSn2; 
was commissioned Lieut., was dis- 
charged for disability in lSf.4. Has 
always been an active worker in 
temperance and all reforms. Chil- 
dren;l Abbie Mabry'<'b.Hiram.Jaa. 
3.'5. lS4y; d. Limerick, Aug. 3, ISSi?; 
m. June 3, 1S73, George Swasey. 2 
Irving :Mabry"' b. Jan. 4, 1S51; m. 
July 23, 1876, Jennie Fitch. He i> 
a successful physician in North 
Fryeburg, Me. 3 Charles Mabry"' 
b. Mar. 11, 1853; m. Cornish, Me.. 
Xov.. 1377, Lizzie Norton. He is a 
physician at No. Vassalboro. Me. 
4 Sarah Mabry" b. June 16. IS.i-s; 
m. Dr. Lyman .Shehan, of West Su- 
perior, \J""is. ■-, Alberta Mabry" . b. 
Mar 24. n6i); m. Cornish. Me., May 
8. ISSO, Josiah Abbot of Fryeburg 
Me. He is a music teacher. 6. Willis 
Mabry'"^ b. Feb. 4. 1SJ7; m. Sept. 10. 
1881. Maria Louise Watson. He re 
sides in Cambridgeport, Mass.. 
where he is engaged iu the business 
of manufacturing piano supplies. 
7 Cora Mabry"' b. Mar 12, 1365. 

i Abigail Mabry" b. Oct 27. 1327; 
d. Dec. 5. 1340. 

ii Sumner Mabrv" b. Mar,' 20. 1830; 
a. Hiram. Me., Dec. 3. 1831. 

V Royal Mabry* b. Jan. 1, 1S24. m 
Dorcas Alexander of Hiram. Me. 
Page 426 — Hope Kimball"* m. Enoch 


i George H. Rankins'm. Addie How- 
ard and has three children, two of 
whom are married and have {chil- 
dren. Jennie Rankins"' m. Frank 
Martin of Sebago, Me., and has one 
child. Nellie Rankins'" unmiirried. 

ii Sophia RaDkios-' married .T,E. ."stu- 
art of Hiram and has had two chil- 
dren, one of whom is living. 

iii The third child of Hope-^ died 
Page 426— Nabby" had children. 

i Jesse K. Haason-' who went to Cal- 
ifornia about lS5o. 

ii Frank Hanson^ married Rhoda 

Kimball Fatnilv News. 

Clapp: Ts-as in the army and I 
was taken prisoner. He died 
some years after the war from 
softening of tlie brain produced by 
the extreme suffering of his im- 

iii Ephraim K. Hanson'^ m. Mrs. Ran- 
kins: has a family. 

iv td-rard K. hunsoa" m. Almeda 
Richardson of TValduin. He has a 
family. He was shot throug-li the 
head at the battle of Cedar Creek, 
losing one eye and lying twenty- 
four hours on the battlefield sup- 
posea to be dead. He lived and for 
t%venty years was section hand on 
the monctain Division of the Maine 
Central E. R. His wife is dead; he 
livi-s in Hiram. Me. 

V John Ha n-son'' went many years ago 
to Washington and is engaged in 
railroad business. 

Austin Hanson-' served in the Un- 
ion Army and was killed in battle. 

Page 427— Add to the children oi Eph- 
raim Kimball: Ezrora*. Albion* and 
Abigail. Ezrom Kimball*' m. Miss 
Shedd and lived and died in Al- 
bany. Me. Albion* m.. and lived in 
Waterford. Me., and had children 
and grand children. Abigail'^ m. 
•T. Shedd and lived in Albany, Jle. 

Page 4->S— S19 Charles Kimball b. June 
l.i. 1791. d. June 10, 1S73; m. Sept. 
17. Ijil7. Saloma Hasty, b. Liming- 
ton. Me., Dec. 10, 1790: d. May .30 


i Robert Hast*-^ b. Sept. -ii. HH); m. 

Xov. I'J. isyi. 
ii Mary Elizabeth' b. Oct. 7. 1Sl'4. 
iii Emmeline A.\ b. Jan. 10. 1807; d. 

July 13. ISi:!. 
iv Harriet Jane" b. Aug. 3. ISSO. 

V Al'i^-ail Ann- b. Feb. 19. 1S34; m. 
Sept. 2ti, lS.i4. Noah Wentworth 
Barker of C.Tnis 



Hattie Louise i: 
1S55: d. Jan. <>. 
Barker'-' b. Mar. 


D. Merrill of Portland. Me.: Ch'ild. 
Phillip Horatio Merrill'" b. Jan. J7. 
1S81: d. Jan. 16, ISS.i. 3 Abner H 
Barker* b. Portland Me , March Ju. 

All descendants of Charles Kim- 
ball reside in Wellington, Mass. 
Page 4-V;— John Henry Kimball'' b. Som- 
ersworth, Jan. Ifj. 1S47; m.Nov. '.. 
1*7S, Annie L.Sears, b. Apr. 7, ISiil; 
dan. of Thomas and Hannah (Max 
fieldiSears of Concord N.H. He is a 
machinist and resides in Lawrence 


i John Henry'' b. Methuen. Mas>. 

Dec. IS, IS-iO. 
ii David Alvin'-'b Julj 22. ISS.i. 

V^age 439 — Frank E,' was b. ISiifi. nor 

Page 44.5 — Gavin should be Garvin, 

Page 447— John C. Kimball- had a clii'..! 
Ida^ who was adopted by her uncle. 
Henrj- P.. Jan. 31. 1S79/ 

Page 44S — Wirt Exemis should be Wir: 

Page 453— Betsey Kimball^ was b. Oct. 
1.5, 177S: d. Feb. 28, 1S5.5. Col. Cy- 
rus Leland was b. Mar. 15, 1785; d- 
Oct -22. 1831. 

Page 4.53— Insert before %i Martha Le- 
land. Russell Leland' b. June 23. 
1S23: d. Mar. 13. 1840. He was lost 
at sea. Kimball Leland should h-t 
Kimball White Leland. He has u 
son Pardon Kimball Leland'-' b. Aui'- 
18, 1884. Lilly Leland should b'' 
Liltie: shem. Evan H. Brown Cora 
Leland m. Charles E. Abraham 

Page 4.5'". — Mary Fisher should be Mary 
.\f. Fisher. 

Page 4'j2— 901a William Storj' Kimbali 
(Richard", Richard-'', Aaron"*. Rich 
ard% John". Richard') b. Hath. .Me.. 
July 19, 17'J2: m. Emily Conan:. b 
Thomaston. Me.. March 30. i~.i.' 
They resided in Thomaston, M'- 
till 18.53 and then rem.".ved to f:;':. ■ 
St. Clair Co.. Mich. He was a r-" 
vateersraan on the --.\merica- i'- 
S;>lem, Mass.. during- the war I'f 

May, 1S98 

1S13. He was a cabinet luatcer and ^ 
ou-nor of a rope walk at Thomas- . 
ton. Me. She was the daughter of j 
Marlborouyh and Peronoila (B'ales) j 
Conant and the grandaug'hter of ; 
John and Deborah (PerkinsjConant. I 


1691a i Joseph t^torji '' b. June 5, 1S18. 
loylb ii t>arah Story' b. Oct. 31, 1819. 
iii WiUiam'* b. Feb. 13, 1821; d. Aug. 
14, 184U, at Ne«' Orleans of yellow 
f e rer. 
iv Charlesf'b. July 7. 1823; d. July 24, 


T Mary J.* b. Sept. 20, 1S25; d. Mar. | 

13, 182rt. I 

vi Emily Conant'' b. Jan. 20, 1827; d. 1 

Dec. 23, 1892. 

I*j91c vii Moses Coomb.s^ b. .\prU 21, 




Danforth" b. July 18, 
April «, 1833; 

ix Edward Bron-n'* b 

d. May 8, 1S34. 
X Ada Lucy-i b. Mar. 9, 183.5; m. Nov. 
22, 18.)7, Harry Barbour, d. Sept. 
22, 1S87. She resides ia Imlay, 


2-i. I 

lti91e xi Malvina Susan' b. Sept 

1837. -I 

xii William Eduay' b. Oct. 24, ls41. 
Resides at Riley, .Mich. | 

1691f xiii J ulia Kendall, b. Jan. 22, 1844. 

I'age 469 — Harvey Chapman m. Dec. 1, ' 
:S39, Elizabeth Harvey: m. 2nd, 
Mrs. Abbie Stoddard Crantz. One, 
chUd, who m. T. H. Hood of Nor- - 
wich. Conn. Mary Avery should' 
be Maria Avery. j 

?4>win Chapman d. Havana. Cuba. 
1 -■..!. 

.\(id ix William Chapman m. June 
H. 1»49. Emily Stanton. 

• 'age 473 — Granville Barefoot should 

Granville Beaufort. 
Page 473 — William Jones Kimball had a 
SOL Elisha Barnum Kimball''' who 
vvas b. Henrietta, X. Y., Oct. l.i. 
l,-^.'>.".; in. Port Town^end. Wasliing- 
tL.n. Nov. 7. 1891. Elsie Isabel Demp- 
ster; b. Cold .Springs. Ont., Mar. 12, 

lS.'i7: daughter of John and Chris- 
tina (.McDonald) Dempster. He is 
a baker and is proprietor of the 
Oakland. ^California, Baking Co. 
He manufactures a special kind of 
cracker, known as the Kimball But- 
ler Cracker. Child: Elma Lovlsa'" 
b. Stockton, Cal., Aug. 30. 1804. 
Page 481— The first child of Thomas' 

was Margaret' b. Jan. 2.7. 1813. 
Page 488— Jane Burrell should be Jane 
Barret: she was a cousin to his first 
Page 489— Jennie Etta'm. Aug. 10, 1887, 
Louis Elmer Carleton: resides, El- 
dorado, Kansas. 
Page 493— Stephen Patterson should be 
Stephen Sawyer Patterson. Add to 
his children: iv George Patterson-. 
V John Patterson^, vi Sarah Pat- 
terson', vii Etta Patterson". Erase 
Dana Shippey Sweet and insert 
Addle S^iveet''' m. Dana Shippey. 
Charles C. Sweet was a soldier in 
the late w-ar and died at home of 
wounds received in the service. 
Page 493— Gilbert Fowler d. Sept. 1895. 

Page 494 — Richard C. S. Fowler m. 

and has three children. 1 Charles 
Fowler'J; 2 Clifford Fowler«; 3 Caro- 
line Fowlt-r^. Sarah Fowler should 
be Sarah Eurnbam Fowler b. June 
30. 1834; m. Sylvanus Harmon. She 
d. in 18f)7. leaving one son, Gilbert 

F. Harmon, b. Nov. 23, 18.78; m. . 

resides Portland. Me. 

iv Mary P. Fowler', b. Oct. 6 , 


V Charlotte Fowler", d. 18.58. 
Pige 49 4- Top. .\bigail Kimball* lives 
at Saco. Me. 

Ellis Palmer* b. June 19. 1337, 
lives at B^r Mills, HoUis. Me.: dan. 
Bertie Forest Kimball b. Feb. 6. 

.Mary Ann' m. Tristam Woodman 
of Gorhain, Me.; sonofCapt. James 
Woodman of llu.xtou. Me. 
Page +'.i.-. — Hiram Winchester d. 1877. 


Eliza KimbalU i.\mos''. 

Kimball Familv Xe 

Amos\ Dean-', Joseph^. Jchn^ Rich- 
ard*) b. Warwick, R. I., July 6. 1S06; 
d. Bowen^s Hill Covectry, R. I.. 
June 1L<, 1S9G: m. Warwick, R. I.. 
Feb. 23, 1S34, James G. Bowen. 
b. : d. June, li7Q. Bow- 
en's Hill, R. I.: &OD of John Bowen. 
H& was descended from Richard 
Bowen of Rehobeih who came from 
Walts and died in lOT-4. 


i Mary Eliza Bowen* b. Jan 8. lS3ij; 
d. July U, ISoS. 

ii ^iusan Kimball Bowen' b. April 21, 
I'ige 4i)T— fi^Jb ■William Battey Kim- 
ball" (Amos", Amos'. Dean-". Joseph"'. 
John-. Richard' I b. Warwick, R. I., 
Oct. 11, ISIO: m. North Scituate, 
R. I.. July 11. 1S13, Sarah Maria 
Rounds, b. Foster, R. I., Aug. 31, 
isOO; dau. of Parley and Elizabeth 
(Phillips) Round.s. Resided in 
North Soituate and Bristol. R. I. 


i William Eug-ene- b. Feb. 17, 184-1. 

resides N. Y, 
ii Georg-e" b. Mar. 17, l»4i;. 
iii Sarah' b Mar. 17, 1546, 
iv Francis Marion" b. .May 1, 1749; d. 
Sept, i4, 1^.54. 

1772a V Charles Edmunds' b. Sept. 24. 

Page ,501 — Mary Sophia d lS9ii. 

Page ."i04 — Edward Kimball m. June, no* 

Edward E, was b. July, not .June. 

Page 517 — Besse should be Bes.sey. 

Page .TlS— No. 237 is the wrong family 
In place of it erase all after the 
date of hfrth of Charles S. Kimball 
and in.'-ert tlie following. He was 
killed in the pineries of northern 
-Minn . Feb. 7. 1-74; m. ,ru]v 4, Is?,.-*. 
Ruth W. Trafton. b. Harrison. .Me.. 
Jan. 20. isii: dau. of .losiah Traf- 
ton. They lived in Naples and Se- 
bago. Me They removed to Minu. 
in 1?72 settlinL' in -Minneapoli.s 
where he ena'a-'ed in the lumber 
business with hi< two sons. He 
was acciJentally killed liy a tree 
falling on him. 


i Lucy A.*^ b. Dec. 23, 1<39: m. Jun.- 
14, 1S,5S. Daniel S. Newhall. of Lyni; 
ii .Vugusta .\,' b. Nov. 7, 1S41. 
iii Abbie M," b. Mar. 27, 1844. Naples. 
Me : m. July 31, Istjo, George E, Na- 
son, of Lynn, Mass. 

lS21a iv Leonard" b. Aug. 23, 1S48. 

1821b V Porter" b. May fi, 18,51, 

Page .541— '-was a teacher f. r 
many years in Nashua." 

Page 549— Frederick White Kimball 
was b. Jan, 7, IS05, not ISoti. 

Page 349— Ann Maria Chadwiek d 1891; 
m, Thomas .Abbott of Barton. Vt. 
They settled in Independence, la 
He was a lawyer. Children: 1 Fred 
M. Abbott, is unmarried; is a Con- 
gregational minister. 2 .Mary Ab- 
bott d, aged about si.xteen. 3 Frank 
Abbott d. aged about 17 years. He 
was a promising young man. 4 Ed- 
ward B, Abbott is a lawyer in In- 
dependence, Iowa, 

Page 549— JIartha Jane Chadwiek m 
Aaron D. Metcalf, contractor and 
builder of Northfield, Vt. He died 
about 1882. Children; 1 Geo, W, 
Metcalf; is a merchant in Douglas, 
Wyoming. 2 Edward D. Metcalf. 
is a banker in Buffalo. Wyoming. 
3 Eliza .M. Metcalf, m. J. M. How- 
land who is in the real estate busi- 
ness in New York City. 4 Fred H. 
Metcaif. was gradua";ed from thi.- 
Bcston Dental College in ls-15. H^- 
is a dentist in Sacramento, Cal. 
He has_ taken a hig^h rank in hi- 
profession. He is a member of th.' 
state •=*.xamining board, and wa.- 
the youngest m;in ever appointed 

to that po.sitii 


Page 55ri-Daniel Whipple Brown should 

oe Daniel Kimball Brown. 
Page .550 Style.S'' should be Je^s.- 

May Style.s^', 
Page 5.52— Rachel Blaisdel Kimball d 

May 31, 189U, Lucv H. Kimhal! 

b. 18.55. Ann M. Morril m, 1833, 
Page 554— Rev. (.:harlt:s Dana Barroiv> 

m. and has at least two son, Tht- 

oldest. Malcolm Barrows, taught 

school in Lynn, .Mass. 

MaT,_ 1898 

Page 5f)fi — Harry Whitmore is superin- 
tendent of Jewett City Mills, Je%v- 
ett City. Cinn. Erase the remaiu- 
der of the account. 

Fag-e .=j.'.S- NIary E. Kimball tn. IS.)'), 
(JeorgeJ. Uorr. Resides in Chicago. 


i Harriet Dorr' b. IS'31: m. Rodney 
L. Taylor. Children: 1 Dorr Taylor"'" 
b. IS.sli: 2 Mary R. Taylor'f b.'lSST. 
ii Melorie L. Dorr'l 

Page .=s.5S— Charles H. Kimball^ d. 18SS. 
Augu.sta E. Kimbair m. ISOI. Wil- 
liam Wallace, tn. ind P. L. Under- 
\vood Harriet \V. Kimball' m. ISiJO, 
William M. sicott. 

Page 5.^8 — Jacob Kimball' d. April .5, 



Page 5ii0— Instead of Joan 

rCEtd Eames. 
Page 5i;0— Fourth line from top read 

DeWitt Clinton, instead of John. 


One of the public-spirited pioneers 
of Cook County, wai born in Stillwater, 
New York. Januarj- '2i. iiV2. He was 
the eldest child of Abel Kimbell and 
Mana Powell. The former was born 
at Pownal, Bennington County, Ver- 
mont, and was a sou of Xoah Kimbell, 
of Rhode Island. Noah was of Scotch- 
Irish descent, and a farmer and miller. 
He took part in tiie battle of Benning- 
ton. .-Kbel Kimbell died in !>aratoga 
County, Neu York, in lS.-:>, at the age! 
of forty-two years. He was in the 
war of 1813. 

Mrs. Maria Kimbell died in 1.S30. Her 
mothers name was Nelson, of Dutch, 
descent, and her father was Frost Pow- ■ 
ell. He was of English- Welsh e-^trac- ' 
tion, son of Obediah Powell, a Quaker, : 
who died in Saratoga Couuty at the ; 
age of nearly 100 years. Before the | 
Revolutionary War he removed from i 
Dutchess county, with his wife Betsey. ' 
bringing all their belongings on a pack ' 
pony. They became the parents of 
three sons and eight daughters, all of 
whom lived to extreme old age. Dur- 
ing the Revolutionary struggle. r>be- 
diaii Powell v>-as much ceL.s^ured by his 
tieigliijors lor his non-comba'anr prin- 

ciples, and most of his personal prop- 
erty was oonfiseated. But he was 
steadfast in his convictions, and be- 
came one of the leading farmers of the 
county. At tlip age of ninety-eight 
he hu.sked several baskets of corn and 
carried them to the loft of his carriage 
house. His house was a favjrite gath 
ering place of his numerous descend- 
ants, including the subject of this 
sketch who was recipient of consider- 
able attention from the old gentleman 
on account of his being the brst great- 
grandchild. About 1S40 Frost Powell 
moved to Wisconsin, settling near 
Waterford. where he died a few years 

Martin N. Kimbell was but six years 
old when the family removed to Penn- 
sylvania, and a tew years later they 
moved 1 5 Tioga county. New York. His 
pa -ents implanted in his mind those up- 
right and honorable principles which, 
witli the habits of industry, frugality 
and sobriety acquired m early youth, 
admirably fitted him for the battle of 
life. At the age of twelve years he be- 
gan working out among the neighbor- 
ing farmers, his first wages being S4.00 
per month. This money was spent for 
schooling, most of his education being 
obtained after he had passed the age 
of eighteen rears. At the ag-e of t wen - 
ty he returned to Saratoga county. 
New York, where he was employed as 
as foreman upon a large farm at the 
extraordinary salary of .?U.OO per 
mouth, the other help receiving from 
Sii.OO to SS M. After a few years he 
went to Tiogti Couuty and taught school 
for several terms, '-boarding around.'" 
Having heard wonderful tales of the 
great west, in 1,S3H he came to Chicago. 
His first work here was farming and 
teaming. In the fah of the same year 
he made a claim to a quarter-section of 
land in Jefferson township, now inside 
of the city limits, and in the spring of 
1S3T built a shanty of hay on his claim. 
In n:. S he purchased this land, paying 

Kimball Familv News. 

S3. 50 per acre in aonual instalments of 
8100. Tlie same year he built a frame 
house uear the location of his late resi- 
deuce and eng-ayed in active farming-. 
Four years later he rented a hotel on 
Milwaukee avenue, at the comer of the 
thoroughfare, now known as Warner 
avenue. This was known as 
"The Prairie Grocery," but he chaog'td 
its name to '-Live and Let Live." Al- 
thoug-h this enterprise was quite suc- 
cessful he res'jlved to abandon 
cause it did not provide a satisfactory 
environment f^ir his growing family, 
and two year later he returned to his 
farm which was his home the rest of 
his life. At one time his farm com- 
p;ised 217 acres, most of which has 

with wfakch he was held in the commun- 
ity that no one interfered with tlii.s 
practical demonstraticm of his princi- 
ples. Upon the organization of the 
Republican party he became one of Us 
strong-e>t supporters. He was a mem- 
ber ot the first Board of Supervisors of 
Coolc County, and served as Deputy 
Sheriff at one time. Three of his sons 
served in the Union Array "durinn- the 
Civil War, in Uattery A, Ut Illinois 
be I Light Artillery and .Mr. Kimtjell .spent 
ry ^ most of his time for three years in san- 
' itary and benevolent work for the sol- 
diers. The first contribution of S300 he 
raised was the proceeds of a ball at the 
Jefferson Town Hall. In this and oth- 
er ways he subsequently contributed 
largely to the funds of the Sanitary 

ras married An 
n.Small^y. Her 


been subdivided in city lots. He en 
gaged for some years in jobbing and 1 Commission, 
and general contraetinu'-. In ]S4&hel Jir. Kimbell 
began to gr»de and plank the high- { is\^7 j^j <jg^j.,j]j ^ 

way known as Milwaukeeavtnue. ana | erXehemiah Smnlley, died ir. lS3(i soon 
built about thirteen miles thereof, and , after coming to Chica'^o with his f ami 
was afterwards employed for five years ly. m^^. Kimbell was^boru in Madison 
as superintendent of the Xorthwestern , County. New York, April S ISU and 
Plank and Road Co. Mr. Kimbell was ; has been an able helpmeet of her 
alsointere.-edin seveial other enter- i,„,band during their long Ufe of labor- 
prises, ana was for eleven years a di- i i„us career. Eight children 

, and was for eleven years a di- i 
rector of the National Hank of Illinois. I 
He was always a firm friend of the 
cau.^e of education. Two terms of 
school were kept in his house during 
which tii'-ehe b<iarded^the teacher gra- 
ti'itiously. iind he has often contribut- 
eit money in excess of his school ta.K 
for the purpose of .securing capable 
teachers. The first school house in his 
district was built bj- himself and two 
neighbors at their own expense. He 
was a school oiiicer for thirty years 
without hope of reward. 

In early life he was a democrat, but 
upon the passage of the fugitive slave 
Ia%v he renounced that party, -and dur- 
ing the agitation which followed that 
act, he sheltered ^eve:■al times runaway 
negroes in his house ind rendereil them 
other assistance. He made no secret 
of these acts, but such was 'he respect 

ip: CI 


. Spencer 

^.. Anae Maria. Sarah Angeline, Frank 
A.. Martin N., Kdward C, Anne M.. 
afterwards Mrs. .Jacob Stryker. died in 
iss.i, iind Julius V;., in 1?97. Sarah 
Ana-eline. nou- .Mrs. E. H. Smalley. lives 
lu .Minnesota. 
M. N". Kimbel 

..f h 

diea Feb. 13, lS9.i. 
is life were spent in 

quiet r 


t, su 

rrounded by his 


Js fan:il 

'• enj 

•■ying the fruits 

ot alitV 

of hard' 

md h 

juest labor, com- 

bined -. 

•ith teoi 


ce. benevolence 

and frugal it V. a 


1 and e.teranhirv 

life, wei 

1 w,.rth> 

of emulation bv ris- 

ing gee 

e rations 

. Mrs. Kimbell died 

Nov. J 4. 


We ha 

ve an id 

a tha 

t if ever an e.x- 




is Aecun-d it 

will be t 

_.und th 

U the 

Kim balls. Keu]. 



. etc.. 

all had the. same 


f'l 0-K 

Who was lirid-ret Kimball, who mor- 
ri.'d Xafianiel Garland, lived in Mad- 
biiry aud Farmiiiyton. N. H. (he, bora 
July ir>, 17:)'.). ,sou of Nathaniel and 
Sarah Garland, of Dover X. U.t and 
ten children a.s follows: I. Pag-e (?) b. 

Sept. 1.5. 

m. ,lan 

residence, lioc 
17f;4. m Xov. 
res. Roehestei 
.-,, Hannah, b. 
•M. 17-11'., Sanu: 

July •.>■;. 


Dorcas, b. .March 9. 

17!il. Stephen I'ierce, 

er: 3, Lydia. b.Dec. JO. 
17>j7. John Place. Jr., 

Frank. b.Apr. SO. 17tVi. 
b. Apr. lii. 17i;S. m. Jany. 
uiel I'almer: i;, Tristram, b- 
ra. Apr. IS. 17'.>0. Elizabeth. 
. Farraino-ton. .5 children:? 

Joseph b. Oct. i'j. 177.1:S. Richard ra. July 
11. 1810. Mary Hurd res. Farming-ton. S 

children: H. Ur.Ephraim K..b. Mar. ; 

m. Mary Harvin-ton. went to Alua. Me., 
ttience to Whitetieia. X. U. and died 
about lSi;o in Belfast, :Me.. had eight 
children; 10. Rebecca, b. about 177!i. m. 
Feb. IS. l-<0-J. Da\id Wigg-in: children. 
Sally. Xamy. Joseph, aud Elizabeth 
Wigg-in. (See Garland Genealogy l.s<i7. 

.Messrs. Walker and Kimball are the 
architect-s in charge of the (Jmaha ex- 
position building, aud WiUard Kimball 
is the director of .Mu.-ic for the exposi- 
tion, lie is actively seeking the best 
musical talent to be fouml in the west, 
and to the St Louis (ilobe Democrat 
pay.s a high compliment to western 
music. This has inspired tiie mu>ical 
orginizations into active competition. 

Prof. Sharpies kindly send^ us a small 
pamph'ei— an es.say entitled '-A Kit of 
Presumable Family History .Whoare 
the KimballsV It is a paper read by 
Alice Kimlxill Hopkins at the reunion of 
ISOI, and contains ihita of value, to 
which we may refer at some tuture 

Second .\nnual 


The United States 

Senate has con- 

nued the nominal 

urn of Ivorv J. 

imball. a native of 

Jay. .Me., to be 


justice of the poli-e court of District of j 
Columbia forsi.x years. This i.« Judge 
Kimball's second term. He was born | 
Jlay .i. lS4;i. and lived much of his life | 
in Indiana before he went to Washing" | 
ton to accept a position olfered him by i 
Secretarvof theTreasurv. Hugh MeCul- ] 

Tliere are many owners of the Fami- i 
ly History who are not subscribers for j 
the Xkws. If they wish to secure the I 
Supplementary matter entire that Prof. 
Sharpies 's now preparing they should | 

numbers i 

,t once. as 
> limited. 

, the supply of bu 

We have notice of the death of Jem- 
etre Kimball Knnis of Houston, too 
bite for further mention this month. 
See page n.-.'.'d of History.) 




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10 a. m. to 6 p. til. 


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^^^^iMimball^amilijSiisforii Supplement 

\ BM voLi 

JUNE, 1S9S. 

Dlo. 6. 

S. ^. Jiitnball, Publisher. 
Uopeha. JCansas. 

S^Ae Jdniba// Samity Slews, 


Puljllshed MontliK . 

835 Moi-th Kansas Avenue. 


1 ljfh;ilf of tilt 

Second .\tiiiual 







ineous ooni- 


a year 


\n advance, 
cost of ex- 



.Mad suvef. 

Advert^sifig in the News, 
Several mi;mbers of t!ie familj have 
sepuratelv e.\i>res--i'd a purpose to send 
adverti-somout.s tu the News, but so 
far only one han ilnue so. Three or 
four of these have expressed a desire 
that a number of such advertisements 
sliould be secured before anj- are in- 
serted, as there should be enough to 
make a fair showing-. So it would ap- 
appear that each one is wailiiii,' upon 
somebody else. Now that there may 
be concert of action it is suu-g-ested to 
those who care to have cards ins-irted^ 
that they send in their matter at once, 
conditional that it appear if, say, four 
or tive others do the same too. The 
cost 'vould be ;'<0 cents a month for one 
inch, but no money should be sent with 
these conditional orders. Personally 
we are not very solicitous about the 
matter. The publication of the News 
this year is not a business matter. It 
is a test. If continued beyond tliis 
year, it will be put on a business basis. 
It will not be continued unless it pays ■ 
its way. In due time .-ircumstauces will 

Saturday, June 4, 1898, 
10 a. iti. to 6 p. m. 


620 Sutter Street, 
San Francisco, California. 



All those intending- to sub.scribe for 
the Kimball Fainilv News for this year 
should do ~-j at -an "early date, in order 
to secure the full volume. We hate a 
limited supply of Ixick numbers and 
when thev are crone it would hardly 
be worth while subscribinsr. as the vol- 
ume, to be of value .should be complete. 
It will probably require all the issues 
of this year to complete the supple- 
mental matter now in siii-ht. 

The second California rt-union. as will 
be si'en elsewhere will be held in San 
t'ranciseo. June 4. They are iookinu- 
for a crreal time: bettei than last year, 
and that \v.i,s gooil enouffh. 

Work on the first two numbers of tht 
News, w-hich are to be reprinted, ha; 
been commenced. 

Uhe J{imbciii%imiii/ Slews 

Topeka, Kansas, June, 1898. 

Terms 50 cents a year. 

The Family Name 

There are sti!] in use varied spellinR.i 
of the family iiaroe. It has been sug-- 
g-ested that a return be made lo that 
of Keniball as used by Kichyrd the im- 
migrant to this country. There is real- 
ly no good reason why this should be 
done. There is reason why a uniform- 
ity would be a good thinff. Very few 
f.imily names have maintaiued the same 
spelling' for a ve.-y long- p^-riod of time 
Kspeeiilly is this true of English. Kel- 
tic and Ancj-lo-Saxon names This 
I'haniye in the form of family names 
iias kept pace with the change and for- 
mation of the Eng'lish lanjfuage. It is 
not easy for the average per ion to read 
understandingly a paragraph of good 
Englisli -.vrittten over three hundred 
years ago, and the languaife is still in 
a formative slate, particularly in its 

Very few family names are now writ- 
en as they were formerlj'. Some are 
•so changed as not to be recognized 
save by e-xpe; ts A few simple samples 
will illustrute. Take the common n-ames 
Putnam, formerly Huttenham; Peabody 
once Fabodie; Polk, once and still some, 
times PoUuck, and no of hundreds of 
others. These are among the simplest. 
Now take one a little more complicat- 
ed. Warden is a very common name. 
The Auglo-Sa.xou root is the noun 
■weard." a keeper or .qruardian. The 
.-iuglo-Saxon hac' many words com- ^ 
mencing with "w". The Normans had I 
no "w"' and so they substituted "u" for 
w". But to make easier the pronun- ; 
elation they also added a "g" and the 
anglicised word became guard instead ; 
of %veard. With the slight moditica- , 
tion of the latter we had. ■•ward" and 
thus the language was enriched by an * 

I the two derivatives. Warden and Guar- 
I In Highland Scotch "Mac" means 
! -son of." MacDonald would be son of 
I Donald. The English would have made 
it Donaldson. Both are now ccmmon 
'forms. ■ "Mc" is simply the form of' 
■ --Mac" more diatinctively Irish. 
I In Wales the word -'ap" and ancient- 
ly ''Map', perhaps a modified '-Mac," 
si^'nities '"son of." and so such Welsh 
names as Ap Howell and Ap Richard 
readily become Powe! and Pritchard in 


English surnames have b^cn divided 
mto four groups. It is estimated that 
ninety percent, of all English names 
may be classed under these four heads. 

In earliest times names were merely 
peraonal, that is, in no way ^connected 
with others. Such names were usually 
descriptive of some real or imagined 
characteri.'-tic or quality. Ancient 
names were almost invariably of this 
character. Augustus was grand: Ber- 
nard, bold: Charles, stroug; Darius, pre- 
server; Eve. life-giving; etc. 

In time something more definite was 
found to be necessary, and additional 
names were added. At first these add- 
ed, super (extra), or surnames were not 
handed down from father to son. In 
other words they did not at once be- 
come family names. Any one could se- 
lect his own added, or surname, and 
as many as he desired. 

Prof. Sharpies has somewhere called 
attention to the fact that but few 
double names are found in the Kimball 
family until late in the last century. 
Lord Coke that no one could have 
mijre than one baptismal name, al- 
though he might have .several surnames 
In practice this has now been reversed. 
At first these surnam«s were con- 
fined to persons of importance, whom 


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Kimball Familv News. 

it became necessar}- todisting-uish from ineJ at thetlereford Assizes who gave 

otherh bearing the same personal or is name .John Joa>.-s. Iq eross exami- 

.ivenname A. population increased ^r b^thlt^ia:^' ' H^^silf h^^l^^ 

It became nece»iary to enlary-e the He wat, next abked if he was ever known 

practice, and finally desirable to dis- as £v;!n Eraus. To this Ciuestion he 

ting-uish families one from another. ?!*<' ?"^e f" affirmative reply. The 

It was not until then th-.t family or r^^\]flT\t'"?'''^''''T ^^•'''^. ^^^°°- 
•' ! istimenc at the apparent l-irevarication 

sire names cao^e into use. Herein, too. ; but it vi-a-, e.xplained tj him by a \Velsh 
may be found the difference betwein barrister that the witness harlanswered 
surname and sirname. a sjurce of much truthfully, and that he might, acccord- 
j. . T • , mg- to the Welsh iisao-e. chU himself 

discussion among e:ymolo-ists. A snr- ,j^;^^ _t^^^_„ g^.^,^ _,,^^=^ j^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

name, properly, is not a family name, or Evan Evans, without any real 
but an extra, or added name. .\ sire, change of name." 
or sir-name is a father or family name ! The ditfioulty, ho 
We come now to the four gr^^up: 


English names, or sir-names. 

i. The«e are such as are derived from 
given names like .-Vdam's-son. John-son. 
.\nn-son, Rachel'son. MacKenzie. Me- 
.\rthur, .^IaoDonald. O'lirian. (Ilrian's 
son) Prite hard. Powd. etc.. as men- 
tioned above. 

U. 'Names der;vi..a from localities, as 
Uell. Rivers, Poole. Forest. Peaic. Lane, 
IJridge, etc. 

3. Jsames derived from occupations, 
as Smiths, Baker: 

in tracing' 
all family names back to their oriji'in i:s 
Very g-reat. as may lie estimated from 
the following tru,nsformations which 
one name has undergone in two or 
or three g-entrations. The statement 
is copied from an .American new.-paper. 
—•A Seo'ehman named Feyerstone set- 
tled among some (Germans" in tlie West- 
ern part of the .S' ate in New Vurk They 
ited his - > '■ 

to Fenerst 
lish nei_rh 
ances dia 
toeircan it, 
retranslated his 


by the sound, 
in. On his return til an Eng- 
mrhoud his new aequaint- 
jvered tliat Feuerstein in 
ant t lint in Eugiish. They 

Brewers, Tailors, , uame~becamoFrm'tr"one°of the gt-and- 

?rs. etc. ■ I sous settU-d on the Arcadian coast of 

the iUssissippi. and. with the comrUiin 

faie of his tamil V, his name of Flint 

became translated by the French into 

Pierre-a-fusil, which means gun-tlint. 

Hia SOD went north, and the las', trans- 

n was a retranslation. and 

fusil became Peter (iun.' 

4. Xames derived from physical, mor- 
al, or mental qualities. This is a largt 
group and embraces such as Xoble and 
Faulty. t;rim and Ab.-. Lncky ,ind Uow- 
dv. Sterlingand Pert. IJlvthe and Good, ! formal 
1 Pierre 

As has be 

the names in these 



four groups comprise ninety per cent. I the family i 
• it all English names and doubtless an i »">" signiLc 
equal proportion in udier language... i ^j?^ ''^•;," 
It is e-,timated that there are i 
tinct English sir-names. Amo 
there were a few years ao-. 
Smiths. ■.'4-J.i.ii") .lohes.'lJ.'i.OoO 
iii.-,.ooo Browns. 

In this connection w 
lowing paragraph on t 

■■.Some curious ease 
havi ari.>en imm tb 
tice of sometimes u-- 
and sometimes ti 
th -ir namt->. /■''■■',, 
Welsh form nf tiie 
A fe.v vears ag i a 



note the fol- 

>f confusion 
the WrSh nrac- 

U>:i>ff Ih:- W,;lsh 

En-li-h form of 
. .r instance, is the 
iL.'l;sh name Ji.h'i. 
taess was extim- 

le is to show 
Sent form of 
■ing tw make 
In any at- 
would be nec- 
essary, to tirst determine just what 
was the form of the original name, 
and then periiaps uuder which <if the 
above Q-n. up; it would fall. This would 
be a very aitiiculi and complicated un- 

Frora this it follows that the. present 
spelling of the name is really (luite im- 
material. It is purely a matter of cim- 
venlence- Richard spelled it Kemball. 
The present more lre(iuerit spellinir 
is Kimbai; A verv siu;.!! ruiDMritv 
spell it with a slight change. We 
submit that the present >pi-;iing is 
as ?ood as any. and suggest its uuitorm 

Jiinp. 1S<>S 


The First lo Fall. 

The Brs' t :. meet i1.-alli :n ac-tual war- 
fare uith .'-pain was one of Lieut, (.oiii- 
cnanfler W.W. Kinjbair.s vounjr officers. 
Hnsiffu Baj-Mey, of the torpe<io l.oat 
Uiiislow. The loss ■>£ this youn^ man 
i.s keenly felt both m army and navy 
circles, and by the nation at larwe. A 
Key West dispatch of .May 13 says the 
remains were fallowed to the cemetery 
by an e.scort of marines, with t-ommau- 
der Eiruball and a detail of teamed 
acting as pall liearers. Ensign Hag-ley 
was not tne first of the flotilla. 
A younij otiioer, son of now .Major Gen- 
eral Breckiriridg>e. was washed over- 
board and drowned a few weeks a^o. 

That our renders may have an idea 
of the dangers of the sexviee in which 
VV. W. Kimball is now engaged we 
give the foUowiiisj from a description 
by a correspondent oa boirrt the Cush- 

"There is no kind of a naval vessel 
that could be consoiemiously recom- 
mended in time ot waras a sanitarium." 
drawled Lapt. Schley one day tome m 
his inimitable "way. --But of all the var- 
ious craft, big- and little, that constitute 
a modern tl.eet there i.s none so thor- 
oughly undt-sirable to a searcher after 
t'.n easy birth as a torpi-;lo boat." 

The"manon the torpedo, boat has 
three-sixteenths of an inch ot steel be- 
tween him and the sea that is hung-rily 
vvatchiuy its cliance to swallow him. 
The boat could be cut in two with a can 
opener. Not only would its walls g-ive 
way like tis.--ue paper before the tii-c of 
preit guu>. rapid-dre g-uns and ma- 
chine guns, but they wonid not resist a 
a ballet from a lianrl ritie. orevenfrcm 
a g-..od sized revolver. 


f'n an ordinary ves--el tli^-ve is some 
eliaOice of gettiusr behind .somelhmg- 
that might conceivably turn a projec- 
tile. The crew of a torpedo bi^al is 
practically in the open air. Any shot 
tha», strikes the craft will search it 
from end to end like an .\-ray. 

For all that there IS rivalry to .-.hip 
on a torpedo boat, thoutrhit means 
certain death. Their mission is to strike 
and brin? down, with a certainty of 

I falling- with the victim, and all going 
i down U'getiier. 

! The t."rr-c.i., H,,|i!la in the war fleet 
llyirjsr oti" Key V, PS! is ;, little fleet of 
itself, commanded bv Lieut. Command- 
lerW. \V. Kimball "it consijts of tlie 
j(iisi,ing. Ericsson. Winslow, Por'.er, 
I anil the Dupont. 

I These little ■■assassins" some one 
I calls them, attack the largest ships. 
j and when they do so it is <leath to one 
I or the other and oftentimes to both. 
. Nothing in war can be more daring or 
I hazardous. The correspondent adds: 
j The u-jssion of the torpedo boat is tn 
■ get to a warship, fire it~ shot into 
' the weakest spot and sink the sliip. 
Lying low and going at a great speed 
it is supposed to act like a fittle Havid 
killing his Goliath. It runs up to him. 
. strikes liim. strikes again and again 
and then either falls or sees the enemv 
I go down. 

I No greater heroism is required than 
] this foi- any task of modern times. 

Commander Kimball had a narrow 

i esca-pe a few days ago after the death 

j of Ensign liagley. He was on board 

I the battleship Iowa, seated at a table 

I cousultin<.' with Capt. Evans. "Fight- 

! ing Bob." A sis hundred pound battle 

I hatch was knocked from "its position 

I and crashed into the cabin below. It 

mashed tbe table 'and fell toward 

■^-pt. Evans. Jwounding his arm. It 

i-as a narrow escape for both ofScers. 

Charles Augustus Kimball is cow ed- 
itor of taeCourtlaiid. Kansas, PiCgister- 
Kimball Ptinlishing Co. Proprietors. 
Fie is a brother of Albert B. Kimball, 
p.-istmaster an.i publisher of the Scau- 
dia Journal. Charles Augustus Kim- 
ba.l has recently be»n elected .secretary 
of the Coart^aud Park ass<iciatinn. an 
or;,'-iini/utiou for improving tbe town. 

Mrs \V. W. Kimball of Chicago, who 
has been spending part of the wiuter 
in .\ugusta. Oa. . has returned home. 
Mrs. Kimball is one of tl e directors of 
tlie <hicago Antiijuarian Society in 
u hich slie takes active interest. 

Kimball Family Xe-.vs. 

hy the older citizens of the community 
for ,!. M. Kiml.Hll was fur years u leader 
a;noiio- men. and ivas ideutitied with 
in;iny nKn-ements calculated to im- 
prove Eli'iii. He was a man ot strict 
Uiteynty. strong cunvicti'ms. and tire- 
less euei-g-y. He was rme of the few 
u^en who found Els-in asjatter.-d ham- 
let, and left it a busy city, with a 
world-wide reputation. 
. , , ,. „ Of late years. Mr. Kimhall confiaec' 

and married Lornehus Enni.s wio had himself closely to his business. .Manv 
will remember him as a ycao's man. 
however. Ther. he was the best violin- 


On .-^pril .i, 1S9S. Mrs. .Teanel fe Kmi- 
ball Eunis passed from this world to '• 
life eternal. She was born in Windsor | 
Vt.. .Sept. .i, ISii. ani came to Texas' 
with her brother In ls.-,9 ^-hore she met i 

come south from Xew Jersey a few 
months before his wife. Mrs. Ennis 
had eight children: three of these with 
her husband survive her. 

The Ladies Parish Association of t^e 
Episcopil Church. (Houston. Texas) was 
organized by Jlrs. Ennis and for years 
slie was an active worker, tihe also 
jjave the block of ground to the city 
where the Houston Hiifh School stands- three years Mrs. Ennis has been 
confined to an invalid chair, and dur- 
ins- that time she has never been kno ».-n 
to utter a complaint. 

A devout christian woman, a loving- 
wifp. a devoted mi'.ther, and in every 
way what we would call a perfect wom- 
an — one of the .Saints on Earth. Her 
husband, children, and grand children 
were around her bed during- the last 
weeks of her earthly life and did all ii 
their power to comfort her. Her enf 
was beautiful, as one g-oing to sleep. 

She was a direct descendant of botl 
Kruiifiird and Krewster who came oi 
tile Maytlc.ver. A correspondent re 
g-rets that words fail to express tht 
tue beautv of her character. 

tor miles around, and was a 
?st at all social doings. H 
■ces.-.fu! auctioneer, was for vear 
ulified with the famous--Long John 




n Chicago. As a reporter he followed 
he Liiicoin-Douglasdeba es. and as .Mr. 
i \V"ntworth's business representative 
. he travelled eNtensively. 
I He was a repubiic-an fi.'-st. last, and 
• :ill til- time, lie believed in fair play 
in politics, add was a warm admirer of 
I Abraham Lincoiu. He was also an ad- 
; mirer of Col. Robert G. Ingcrs._)ll. and 
■ v.-as proud of the warm personal friend- 
I ship of Mr. Ingensoil. 

James M. Kimball -.vas born Oct. ->. 
; l-;;i. in >"ew Harapsnire. Whm about 
I Ii years of age he came to Elu'-in with 
j his parents, his father, treo. V, . ivimball. 
i being a pi<.DVer cabinet maker htre.' 
! <Teo. \V. and S. J. Kimball were cousins 
I and were proirinent among the hardv 
I pioneers of this section. \lr. Kimball 
I was married here lURny years affo. his 
\ bride being Miss Kurh'Turtelott'! who 
survives him. To them were Doi-n four 
j children. Fred. M-^nte. \Yill. and Ger- 
I trudc. Fred was killed when bat a bov 
i by the kick of a hi. r-c. yi.., •.■ j..; w,': 
I are married, and have be- 
i lifting the cares of busiin , • 

father's shoulders. Miss i !■-• r;.>:._ i\;>i]- 
j ball lives at hon.e, ana is tUe only Madiso.v Kimbai.i,. ; 

Pa-e UiiS. Ja ues Madison Kimball j J^ 
i:;.---'i died at his home in Elgin. HI..; .^ 
Ap.-il 10. 1S!H. of pneumonia after a| F 
rer mem- i 

week' s illness. He was a \ 
of the noted Hopkintou-li 
fam'iy that l-.)cated in E 
was a wilderness. T'ae f. 
taken Irom the Elgio Adv. 

on. N. U 
1 when it ! 

cateof .\pri 

• ir Ivimball's parenff moved to the 
St fi-..mGrotoa. Grafton county. Xew 
mpshire. His father tirst located at 
ilace called Flag Creek, on the Des 
lines river. 111., where he embarked 
in the hotel business. Af-er a time he 
-■ent to Chic.igo and kept the Xew 
\orK tavern. From there the family- 
came to Elgin, in 1<:1S. 

Mr. Kimball was warm in his friend- 
ships and intense in "nis disukes. He 



-■kerv. and 

His death will be regretted especially 

June, 1S')S 


tmv?*'.Tf*>7 >"*'a'"f'=*»a»-™an of! early leaaincr republicans of the s 
ton Q committee. aa,i was active iu ih-. Kimb;.U was an ardent r.pnbl 



mmgxBg erit 
meu and ino 
of nubility 


Inthedeatli of Jame.s Kimball the 
city has lest a uai^ue fig-me. Vbout 
all of his hfti was passed in Elgin and 
he was as well ku;uvii here as anv man 
m the eity, and wii' be <rreatlv missed mia he has. been verv 
stieeessful. As a man with stroa^ ai- 
feotions for his familv and friend's h- 
will be Ion'/- reniembeied.. So many 
persons have listened to his ready wit, 
his bitiuo- Siircasm. his abrupt and 
his keen analysis of 
li.s ready apprejia- 
deteslation ot sham 
ami cant mat memory .viU linu-er 
long- m tnis place One representative 
American, Col. Robert U. Ino-ersoli. 
will sincerely mourn the demise of this 
rare Elgin cit;/.eu. For Col. InyersoU 
Mr. Kimball had a rei,-ard that amount- 
ed to devotion. He had a collection of 
all the printed works of Col. Ing-ersoU. 
and amontr his most prize i treasures 
was a fine photoji-aph of the eloquent 
colonel presentea bv himself to ivlr 
Kimball. The years of friendship be- 
tween thesetwomen has been marked, 

ship between two such marked charac- 
ters could only be. 

i'aults'.' Ve"s, he had them, but hy- 
pocrisy and cant were notamoiig- them. 
He wanted to be true, and when" he 
saw the truth he was un.shaken. lie 
desired to be ab.suUitel:. just, and his 
ideal of justice was usually perfect. 
With strong fee'iugs he had' strong 
prejudices, lie was ardent and uncom- 
promislno-. For his .sentiment he 
a ready and delicate appreciation: his 
eyes u.seu to till with tears over tine ex- 
amples of poetry or literature, lie did 
the best he could. In sincere sorrow, 
I, who knew him w»li, lay this tribute 
upon his biier. ' J. H. li. 

The Advocate editorially savs: 

a strocfraiivocate of temperance, and 
nnn in his convictions, Tliere are fe.' 
people in Kane county that did no 
know James M. Kimball. 


KI.MGALL-HORX—In Ventura. Cal 
by the Rev. E. 8. Chase, 



A. Kiaiball and Mary R. Horn. 

RICE-KIMBALL-Miss Alice Woodman. 
KiinbaU. daug-hter of :\rr. and Mrs. 
Charles H. Kimball, of Lakewood. 
X.J.. was married to Richard Henry 
Rice of Providence, R. I., at noon. Mar. 
20, ISW, in Grace Church Chantry. The 
ceremony was performed by the Rev. 
Ralph L- Brydges, Anson W. Buehard 
of Danbury, Conn., was best man, and 
the bride was given away by her 
brother. Frederick P. Kimball. Only 
relatives and intimate friends attend- 
ed the ceremony. 

l!ENXETT-KIM.lALr.-In New Ire- 
land. Province of Quebec. February 
2-i. )S9S. by the Rev. W. C. Barton. 
Plummer Daniel Bennett and Miss 
Persis Annette Kimball, both of New 
Page S3T Fam. Hist. Xo. 132.5a, vi 

Percie Ancette should be Persis. 

James M. Kiraba 
missed in Kbyin. 11 


. will be greatly 
has been an ac- 
spicuous figure in tin; 
growth of the city. Coming to the 
banks of the Fox over si.\ty \ears ago 
he s .w the bfginniugs of the settfc- 
= |'nt. now city of Elgin. Alon,^ in 
the tiftie,- he was an active newspaper 
man in th.- employ of -Long John 
\Nentwoi-th," fanous as one of the 

The riiicago Record gives a portrait 
of W. W. Kimball. 'Lieut. Commander 
of the torpedo flotilla now in Cuban 
waters. It may be .remembered that 
he started .some':ime early last fall on 
an inspection and practice tour, in- 
tending t<-> go round the gulf and uo 
the Mississippi river. They had reached 
Mobile when the Cuban troubles came 
on and the flotilla, consisting of the 
Dupont. Gushing, Porter. ?ud Ericsson, 
were ordered back to Kej .nVst.* The 
Record refers to him as Commodore 
Kimball, bnt >-c havr sc^r io notice 
of his promot'o.'. 

Kimbalf Fami'lv Xt 

The Califcirnia Family Reunion. 
The Califcirnia. or Pacific oi^ast reuu- 
ion of the KiuibalU wiii be held. 1 line >. 
of the current year. As we ffo to press 
before this ereut we speak of it as in 
the future. This will be the second 
meeting- of tlie Ass..ioiation. The meet- 
ing' last Tear was mostly a social af- 
fair. It was an excellent initial move- 
ment. In point of numbers it was a 
a suooess. It served to cement kiutlred 
ties. It broui;ht together many mem- 
bers of one fa'Tiiiy living in cl'>se [.'rox- 
iiuity to eaeh other, but still unae- 
qnaimed. Tiiis ac'iuaiutauce has not 
onlv been wi'ienicg' aud broadening 
along the I'ao'.ti.-, but in counei'tioj 
with the pui.ii.atloii of the Family His- 
torv, it l'M.> se:it iis waves of family re- 
lationship all over the ci-untry. The 
sentiment arouseiL has not been that of 
personal pri.le alone. It has beeotue one 
of hisf.-.r'.i-a nd na ional i.-^tertst. Ithas 
been learned that the family has l)een 
more a fart ir in the civilizing- forces 
of the la^t t:i'-etr hundred Vi-ars than 
was pi-evio'j-ly known. 

The result of this knowledg-e has led 
to an earnest desire to learn still more 
of the remote history of the family. 
At the nieeling in \-i'j7 but lif le thmight 
had been ^iveu to this matter. The 
idea of anvtiiing- pertaining to business 
in this ilirecti'.-n was probably not con- , 
sidered. \^'e have advanced so:newhat 
since, but ro org-anized meeling-s or 
conventions of a family nature have 
been held, if we e.'ccept the small one 
held in Kansas. v,-hich was a small 
copy of the Taliforaia ffathering. 

This second reunion of the r-i!iforni:c 
Uiembers is therefore the tir-»t t.) be 
held nnder wliat mav be termed, the 
new condition-'. While it is sure to be 
a very enjoyable s.n-ial g-attering-. it is, v.^ry serious consideration 
will bt. -g-iren to various business mat- 
ters of g-entral famih- interest. It may 
h»-<ocne the 'zrivilege of this reunion 
mecfip.vj tc leisd o.^f 'Q' r-ecuir.raeiuling- 

and starting- organized movements 
lo' king-to the settlement of now doubt- 
ful quest-ioTis of family interest. It 
seems to oe necessary that some org-an- 
ized beg-innint^s should be made to set 
the work in iiM.tion. Thi- may be done 
by disenssion, and resolution, or per- 
naps by the more practi.nil org-aniza- 
tion of a membership body having- defi- 
nite purpose in view. 

VVitii an org-anization of this kind 
once initiated there will be a tangible 
somethiug- to work on and to work 

We do not know, reallv. what pur- 
poses tae (.aiifomia members have in 
is simply 

re hav 

sngtrestive and so 



Kimbaljswho are members of the 
Xew Knt-Iand Historic tienealog-ical So- 
ciety i Uoston >. as per printed list of 
members, issued .April I. l.>P'i. 
^ Helen Frances k-imhall. Brook- 
line. M )ss. Life member, idau. MBS .Mov 
e.-, Kimball, p. iVi '., Xe.vs p, .-,6. 

Mrs. Sarah Abigail Clark Kimball. 
MeUiu,.n. Mass. Resident member, 
(wife of -M3U .Joseph Wocdman Kimball 
p. ;il4.) 

William Hird Kimball. A. B., Boston^ 
Resident member. iSee lO'i!). iv. p. 632). 

Stephen Paschall Sharpies, S. B., 
Cambridrre., is also a member. 

There is a some-what remarkable re- 
vival of interest in researches into the 
past. .Vntiquarian clubs and societies as 
well as (Genealogical and Historic are 
becoming- p .pular. Of course many of 
the.>e,u-,- somewhat superficial, while 
many are commanding the attention of 
the most learned and scientific-. 
subjects are also, more or le,s. receiv- 
iugr the notice of the innumerable wom- 
eD\s clubs to he found ,.vHrrwhere. 
-Most of rhes^ u,hs whi!,. n..t remark- 
able for .lemh and r--^earch, are the 
mean> of aiding informafion, of great- 
er ..r If^... -.•alii" t.) thousands who never 
obta:u :t in au-." other wav. 


June, IS'^8 

Flags Ettlwined. I 

The Augusta, Cia . Chroniule of May 
11. noticfs the pntviotic uprising in 
that clt}-. ^Ve clip the fol'o-.ving: 

One ot the notable incidents was the 
escort of Confederate tiaa-s to tlie L'uit- 
en States flag-. The liig- standard of 
the Sixth Reyiment was borne by the 
res'ular standard-bearer in his reg'ula- 
tion uniform, and by his side marched 
Confederate veterans in Confederate 
uniform, each beariiig- a Confederate 
battle Hag. Company A. of Confederate 
Veteran Carup 104',i, marching beneath 
tlie standards. 

From the .\ugusta P.aihvay and Elec- 
tric coraiiany there are eleven volun- 
teers. Col. D. 1>. Dyer supplied the 
boys with whatever tliey needed and 
will hold their place- open for them. 
A notable in.stance of the Blue and the 
(iray is the case of Mr. f-loyd Lyfms, 
a neplieu' of L'olonel !)y.-r .Six months 
ago he came here from Chicayo ana to- 
day he is in camp with the sons of the 
Confederate veteran^, noth giving their 
services to uphold the houor of the 
Stars and Strines 


!)00 Fam. Hist. 

In reprinting the second number uf 
the it is the wish to make the 
list of College graduates more perfect. 
College catalogues are helpful in our 
work at all times and are thankfully 
received. There are family graduates 
of neatly ever^- collegein the country. 

A now army litter, the invention of 
Frederick Remington, the artist, has 
recently received the highest commen- 
dation of .Major .lames I'utnam Kim- 
ball, surgeon in the United States Ar- 
my. Ue writes to the Albany Medical 
Annals describing it, and adding- sug- 
gestions as to its use. It consists in 
addition to the ordinary litter, of a 
single wheel, with rubber tire, with 
springs, and legs that may be folded up 
or let down at will. The device is one 
calculated to alleviate much of the 
.suffering caused by war. ' Tlie litter 
carrier." adds JIajor Kimball, "'is de- 
.signed for two bearers, one of whom 
pulls while the other pushes; but 
should one of the beirers become dis- 
abled it can be moved by one man 
alone. Over even ground the load car- 
rier is moved with little eUort; over 
rough ground the labor is not excessive 
and the broad tread of the rubber cov- 
ered wheel and the elasticity of the 
steel spring make the patient's bed at 
least endurable if not wholly comfort- 
able.'' See p. 743. 

Col. Daniel linrns Dyer (203,-,) 
was marshal of the day at the Merry 
maker's celeb-ation of the centennial 
day of Augusta, Ga.. during the last 
week in April. 

We would be glad to receive the 
names .if all the membe s ot the fami- 
ly who ma}- engage in the present war. 
The full name. a"-e. place of enlistment, 
company, regiment, and rank, will be 
■lesirable. This would serve as one 
permanent record that may be Useful 
in future vears. 

Hannah Parker Kimball of Boston, 
author of a recent volume of poems 
has a new poem. "In the Wilderness.'' 
in the Congregationalist of March 24. 

Miss Caroline Ennis 
ton. Texas, (see p. Il?i2d of Hist.) is 
Secretary of the "^exas Society of the 
Colonial Dames oi America, and is also 
a member of the Society of 3Ia\'ttovver 

Mrs. Helle Kimball delivered the ad- 
dress at the May day rally of the St, 
T.ouis Presbytery, at the First Presby 
of Hous- terian Church. 

Rev. .lohn U. Kimbai: 
atStoiighton. Wis.. Mai 
graduated at Leloit an^l 

1J9S. He 

Kimball Family News. 

Arthur Richmond Kimball. 

Arthur Iliehmoiul KimbaU (p. 654 
Kam. Hi&t. ) formerly statu librarian of 
New Hampshire, i.s now as.sistant librar- 
ian of at Washington under 
Librarian Jrhn Russel Young, at one 
time editor of tlie New York Tribune. 
Mr. Young was long ago recognized as 
a man of remarkable discrimination, 
andas such attracted the early atten- 
tion of Horace (ireeiey. When appoint- 
ed Librarian of Congress to succeed 
one of the greatest librarians of this 
age, in the n>?w library building, he re- 
solved that the service under him 
should be of the best. The appoint, 
ment of Arthur Kimball was made 
after careful investij,'-ation into the 
character and etSoiency of names pre- 
sented. But Senator Lodge of Massa- 
chusetts objected, and a very earnest 
contest followed. Jharges were made 
that incompetent assistants had been 
selected and a spirited opposition was 
developed. This brought Senators 
Chandler and C.allinger to the defense 
of Librarian Young's selection, and as 
a result Senat jr Lodge became con- 
vinced c-f his error and made a grace- 
ful retraction. Arthur Kimball is now 
acknowleilged to be one of the most 
efficient librarians in the United States. 
It is natural enough that he should be 
such, for he was almost born so. his 
father having been a man of culture 
and htei-ary tastes, an artist and an ed- 
itor, and librarian of the stale of New 
Hampshire, .\rthur Kimball is a ci us- 
ia of tlie Manhattan Kimballs of Kan- 

lietram Lincoln Kimball (p. '<i)U! it 
President of the Miles Coi son Company 
Commission Merchants, Philadelptiia, 
Pa., established lSi>-<. 

flerbert Wo^.d Kiml<a!l 
litrar of the Massachus 
tie UevoUition. 

■i\ is Reg- 
s Sons of 


Under the aVjovc heading the Atchi- 
son (Hobe of recent dale has the fol- 

W. H. Kimball, the Rock Island civU 
engineer, who has been in Atchison 
considerably of kite, in connection with 
the reconstruction of the Rock Island 
tracks through the Missouri bottoms, 
is a son of A. Kimball of Davenport. 

Kverjbody connected with the Rock 
Island road has a .^.ort of reverence for 
A. KimbaU. He was formerly assist- 
ant to the president and active in the 
management of the road, but has 
things easier now, acting in an adviso- 
ry way with the head officials, attend- 
ing union meetiugs, etc. He is said Xo 
oe the ouly railroad man in the coun- 
try who ever asked that his salary be 

When, after years of faithful service, 
the Company rewarded him by reliev- 
ing him of some of his arduous duties, 
he thought his pay should be reduced 
accordingly ami made such a request. 
Hut it was not granted. 

(See Fam. Hist. p. 94.T, No 21.3.-?, i 
\VilUam Hale KimbaU is a young man 
of twen;y live. Abel Kimball has lived 
in Divenport, lovva since 1S56. For 
benefit of some of our more distant 
readers %ve may add that the editor of 
the Globe is Ed. Howe, as ne is known 
here, the author of • A Country Town" 
and other pjpular b.i okj. 

A Chicag-ij cousin writes: "Every day 
I pass the Christian Science Tabernacle 
of which E. .\. Kimball is the head and 
front, conducts services on Sundays, 
and experience meetings on Friday 
evenings. This is on Dresel Boulevard. 
Ne.xt ou Michigan .-Vvenue, near I'.Hh, 
is the large carriage Factory of the 
C. P. Kimball Co.: two blocks further, 
on Wabash .\venue is the large plate 
glass warehouse of George. F.Kimball; 
a few blocks further, cu Wabash .Av- 
enue, is Kimball Hall, W. W. KimbaU. 
proprietor, in which is his Piano ware- 
house. As I go over through Adams 
Street, I pass Eugene Kimball's res- 

June, 1S9S 


it-Y News. Topeka. Kar.sis. Price 

Notes Sucplementary to the Data of the 
'•Kimball Family History 

Page 127 — Nathaaiel Kimball m Aug. 
-■3, 1S02, PuUy To«-le. 

Pa^-e HH-Saell Thurston m. Feb. in, 
1365, Annie Bacon, his cousin, dau. 
of Jabez and Sally (Kimball) Bacon. 
■:2. ISO-;, Polly ToA-le of Altoa. 

Pagre 410— Hanibal Howard Kimball' 
m. Sept. 26. IS.l.S, Adaline Talcott. 
b. Leyden. Lewis Co., N. Y.; d. Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. May 10. 1852; m. 2nd 
Oct. 13. 1353. Eliza Burgert Weav- 
er, b. Paris. Stark Co.. Ohio. Nov. 
1, 1820; d. Columbus. Ohio, Doc. 
26. ISy.^. 


i Charles- b. Dec. 0, 1339; d. Leyden. 

N. Y.. Sept. 4, 1340. 
ii Charles Howard'* b. Jan. 24. 1341; 

d. Miiy 2.3. 134->. 
iii .Altimira Janette"* b. Mar. 30, 1343, 

d. Feb. 13, 1345. 

1556 IV Eilen Grace' b. Sept. 2. 1345. 

V Frank Harley* b. Oct. 26. 1347: d. 

Xewcastle, Washington; buried at 

vi Carrol Talcott* b. Dec. 21. 1350. d. 

Fruitiand. Cal. Dec. 20. 13'j:. 
vii Adaline" b. May 3. 1352; d. May 14 

viii Walter Burgerf b. April 26, 1356, 

m. Sept. 20, I3r2. Harriete Isabelle. 

Whitney of Mansfield. Ohio. He is 

a dealer in photographer's suppHe.s 

at Columbus, Ohio, where he re- 

1557 i.x Howard Hanibal^ b. Aug. 13, 
-X Ricnard" b. Dec. 6, 1362; d. Nov. 5, 

Page 434— Louise A. (Cate) Kimball b. 
June 5, 180S, d. Feb. 15. 1SS2. She 
was a daughter of Joshua Cate. 

Page 56'.i— Elizabeth W. Kimball' d. 
1332, not 1S02. 

Page 563 — George A. Kimball was presi- 
dent of the Haverhill Savings Rank 

Page 567— George Kimball' was b. 1313, 
not ISl-t. 

Page 563 — Mehitable, wife of Phineas 
died 1339, not 1338. 

Page 571— Lucinda Tyler was b. 1305, 
not 1325. 

Page 574 — Belinda should be I>elinda. 

Page 57? — Elizabeth Gilman Kimball 
m. 1st Albert Hill, after his death 
she married her deceased sister's 
husband William Woodbury of Val- 
lego, Cal. 

Page 579— Cyrus Kimball" was b. July 
26, l»(Jl; d. May 30. 1830; m, Dec. 
21, 1328, Charlotte Cireen Kimball, 
b. Feb. 3. 1803; d. Aug. 25, 1735. He 
went to Boston at the age of 14 and 
served as an apprentice to a cabi- 
net maker, and afterwards followed 
that business for many years. He 
remained in Boston until 1832; in 
that year he went, in company 
with a dozen other families, to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, which was then 
in'the far west. 

It took them thirty days to go, 
and their furniture •went by way 
of New Orleans and was six months 
on its journey. It was the year 
that cholera raged through the 
west but they escaped it. He lived 
in Cincinnati through the troubles 
of the antislavery movements. A 
priatingf press belonging to an anti- 
slavery Journal was hidden in his 
cabinet shop; had it have been found 
his • shop would have been de- 
stroyed. In 1844 he removed to 
Porterviile, N.Y., where heengaged 
in the lumber business. In 1343 
he returned to Cincinnat,i and re- 
mained there until 1876. when he 
went to Ceres, N. Y. In 1330 he 
went to Dukes Center, Pa., where 
he remained until his death. 

Kimball Family News. 

liV): d. 

, !-<3l;d. 

i Clarissa Ellen' b, Dec. 2.' 

ita-ch .il. 1*4:5. 
ii Mary H-lizabetlrb. Oct. 1 

Dec. :i'i. l-!.3.-,. 
iii Mary Augusta- b. Dec. T. H3G; d. 
Aug'. S. 1S3S. 

la.iSa iv Ambrose^ b. Nov. 19. 1 vi'J. 

ISo'^b V Charlotte* b. Mar. 1, 1S4 >. 

Pajre .^S2— Alfred ICiiubail d. l-iiO, not 

Pag-e 534— Charles A. Merrill should be 
Charles A. Morrill. Children: 1 Ber- 
tha Franc->lla Morrill'-' b. Oot. 17. 
ISSij, Contoocook.X.Fl.2 bannie Ger- 
trude Morrill'-' b. April 1-'. ISiS: m. 
ReT. EAn-in Clark a-<xl.Tln of Ches- 
ter, X. H. ■•? Lizzie May MorrilP b. 
Nov. i. ISTO: resides Contooc.jok, 
N. ii. 

Page.'.0:i — .-V daug-hterof Bradbury Kim- 
ball Mrs. Lydia D. Sperry lived in 
Stockton, Cal. 
Page .504 —In e -t 110 Ja Abraham Kim- 
ball" (Isaac*' -Abraham-' Aaron* Dav- 
id^ Benjamin- Richard'; b. .Tan. 21. 
1*07; d. Nov. 4, 1SS5: m. Dee. 1S32, 
Ruth H. Burnham, b. Feb. 5, 1S08. 
Penob-cot. Me., d. Jan. 5. 1S33. He 
was a \vheel\vris-ht and lived in 
Hou-iand. Me., and Jauesville.Wis. 


i .Tames M,* b..Mar. .-il, IS!."., d. May 7. 
1«71: m. .Jannetta Mary Field. 

ii John E.' b. .\pril 11. l-«37; ci. Eliza 
Truesdale. Resides in Chicai^-o. Ii;. 

iii Albert D.-" b. .July 25. 1S40: m. Pris- 
cilla Parkyn. Resides in Breckin- 
ridge. Wis. 

iv Hiram H.* b April .3. 1-43: m. Ma- 
ria Phillips. Resides Wis. 

V Arab C ' b. Feb. 23. l.stij. m. Susan 
Snyder. Resides Byron. 

vi Henry D. * b. Nov. ^. l<i.")2: m. Dec. 

4. 1S79. Elizabeth Taylor. 

Page .50.5— Isaiah Fr-jt. iCimbali'd. May 

2^;. IS.Sl: m. xMar. 12. not May 24. 

He was an architect and builder m, V.ei.i-j;^ W. Forbes of 

W'iiliam Kimball' d 
Page .■,oa— Mary Whitcomb ■ 



b. 17^3 


■ Page (U. 5— Sarah K 

I 1S31. 

j Page iJ21- Augustus Kimball should be 

I .-Augustine. 

Page 624 -Put 20>;a before Daniel W.' 
Ellen Elizabeth' b. Feb. 13, lS3i; 

I m. .John F. Cloutman. 

: Page 027— Lucy Eliza Eastman d. 1S40. 

! not 1S39. 

[ Page '532— Hazen Kimball d. March not 

I May. 

I Page 032— 12S(;b .John Burnham Kim- 

I bair (James S." Ebeue/.er"' Ebenez- 

I er* Robert' Benjamin- Richard'j b. 

I Plaistow. N. H., July 23, 1S22; d. 

j Salt Lake City, Utah. Nov. 10. 1S71; 

m. Aug. 1, IboS, Julia -Adelaide Law- 
rence, da-jghter of Edward and Mar- 
garet Lawrence, of Toronto. Cana- 
da. He went with his brother James 
to California in 1>4-.), from there he 
went to Salt; Lake City in 1S50, and 
engaged in mercantile business with 
his brother-in-law. ,H.\V. Lawrence, 
who married the daughter of his 
brother James. Before ls7i the firm 
of Lawrence and Kimball became 
one of the largest and wealthiest 

Ella F. 
e K'a;e. 

iest ot the 


i Julia Florence' b. .i pril 10. ISOO. 
Salt Lake City; m. April :J7. ]S92, 
Russell Coe Woo.lruff who died May 
24. 1SU7. Children: 1 Russell Kim- 
ball Woodruff' b. Presoott Arizona, 
Oct. <5, 13;)3. 2 Adelaide Woodruff-' b. 
Sept. 11. l-!;i5. 
il Hnuohe Lawrence^ b. Salt Lake 

City. April 2S, l,-r,:j. 
iii Ju.iD James Lawrence' b. Salt 
Lai e City. AprL 9. l.-.j.;. 
Page tj34— Henrj .>5mith should be Har- 
ry Smith. 
Page 035— Insert .loseph Albert Kim- 
ball-iKitrldge" Joseph-' >auiuel^--am- 
uei iienjamin- liictiuru'i b. \\ hite- 
rtel.i. N. a.. 1-12: d. in New Vork 
City. He was a dentist and the ed- 
itorof a paper califd the ■•Iicntist 
Himself." oee .\lav .\KWsi. 

June, ISOS 

i Mamie'', 
ii CiilTcr.l-. 
iii Albert^ 
Page 63fi--.Mamie Frances was b. Jan. 
not June: she m. Wlliam I. Bliss. 
I'a^e *;.S7 — Fred DuviS'Should be Kreri 

I'age <U4— Insert IS.'lii lienjarain (iatre 
Kimball" (.U-rjamin" F.d.Tiund'^ Ed- 
mund* Samuel' Binjamiu' Richard') 
b. Bntdf.jrd.'Mass.. Nov. IT, ISU; d. 
C'ra/ensville. Mo.. Oct. 23. l,*S3; m 
Feb 14, 1S43. Zerelda Ann Burton, 
daughter of Geortre Lewis and Ann 
Kin,:ard \Poa;i:ei LJurton. He went 
to N'ew York when iiuiteyounu- and 
served an apprenticeship as a snoe- 

soiiri anl settled atTierney's Point 
entering int'i (>;irtner.ship with Isa- 
iah Mari:,ur in the Mercantile 
basinets. In li4i he removed 
t(j Cravensville. lOld Piiimond, of 
Mormon Faiuel in Uaviess t'o.. Mo., 
where he soon entered into partner- 
ship with William Johnson in mer- 
cantile busiaf-.-,?. He sold this out 
in 184.') and miveion to a farm 
wliich h.-' had parchased five miles 
north of Cravensville. In 1S4< he 
sold this farm and bought another 
a mile west of it. This farm is still 
owned and luau.iged by "iis v.-ife 
who survivt-.-, him. During the g^ld 
excitement in 1S4'.I he disposed of 
his»personal property and tried his 
fortune with varied su<foess in Cal- 
ifornia, until -March 1'<.'>-J, when he 
returned to his farm, which he cul- 
tivated until the time o' his death. 
He also engaged in the lumber 

He was elected Public Adminis- 
trator of Daviess Co.. in l-»;o and 
held the office for four yeprs; was 
a laembpr of the county court of 
the s,Tme county for tw.) or more 
terms, andiit different times was 
assessor aud deputy sherrilf. 

2107b ii .fames William* b. Dec. 10. lS4.i. 
iii Caroline Elizabeth" b. Aug. 14. 
1^4-': d. Jan. 14, l-7o. 

2107c iv Eliza Maasur^ b. July L', 18.5.1. 

-I07d V .\Iice Ann^ b. Jan. 3.5, IS.'i.i, d. 
Jan. 23. ISSS. 

2107e ri Nathaniel Thurston" b. .Tan. 
35. 1S57. 
viii Harriet KlienMj. May S, 1S5S. d. 

July IS. ISiJIS. 
viii Jefferson Davis- b. July 19. I^.il. 
He is now a ranchman at Lavinia. 
Fergus Co.. Montana. 

Page 154.5 — Mary F Tobey was b. April 
i;. 1S20. she was the daughter of 
Ezra, aot Edward. 

Page r>4ii — Julia -Hes er Kimball m. 
July 22. ISiC. Charles Heriert Poore 
Resides in Haverhill, 

Page iH7--Tilotson should be Tillotson: 
■iau. Ruth Tillotson b. l5*.5. Nash- 
ua, N. U. 

Page tioO— Insert 1.333a Charles Marcus 
Kimball' (Charles"' Moses' Abner< 
Ebsnezer' Benjarain- Eichard'l b. 
Rinlev, Ohio. May 13, ISJO; m. Wa- 
terville, N. Y., May 11, 1S80, Fran- 
ces Mabel Putnavn, h. Oriskany 
Falls, New York. Mar. 7. 1-70; dau 
of Alfred and Mary .\llen Putnam, 
and gfand-daus-hter of .-Sidney Put- 
mra He is an Episcopal Clergy- 
man at Buffalo. New York. 


i (llady.-^ Mary" b. BrookviUe. Pa . 

May 11, 1S90. 
Page ti,'.5~After. John E. Kimball erase d. 

at Saco. Jan 7, n'J2 and theremiia- 

der of the sentence, commencing 

••He was graduated, and ending 

Page '■.■■..'--.John Stacy Kimball m. .Mar. 

2. H^G. not l.*J4. 
Paire i.6i—(ilau.lett should be (iallau- 

Page i'ri4- Sumner .should be Samuel. 
Page ';*i4— Warren d. New York City, 

not Jersey City. 
Page Oti4--Arthur LaLaue was b. June 


b. Mar 

Page '5o5— Mary Frances'* -.vas b. Sept. 

Kate Nelson'' b. .lune lO. i-'.5o. 
Levi Houghton d.. l->4r; not I'!4S. 


Kimball Familr News. 

Pag-e fii)!', — Charles A. Oarnsey was b. I 
AU{,'. 23. ISl.i. I 

Pag-e COS — Samuel Kimball was a farm- j 
er. He served as a member of the 
legislature and was a selectrnan 
and .Tustice of the Peace in X. U. 
He was also Justice of the Peace ic 

Pag-e (j7J — James U. Kimball's -'nd wife 
Hannah F. Pratt d. Jan. 20. lS4!i: 
m. 3rd Evelyn Ueginey, b Wallace 
X. S. 1335: d. Maiden,, June 
10, 1893; daughter of Peter and 
Margaret Ueginey. 

Page «T2— Insert 13SSa David Kim- 

" ball^ (Jonathan' David^ Benja- 

jamin'' John' John' Henry- Kich- 

ard') b. Parsonsfield Me.. ISOJ; 

m. his cousin Xancy C.ranville. 

■JljOa Son.Johu Granville^b.bept.S. ISIO. 

Page 072 — Transfer the account of John 
Granville Kimball to page 9G,"). 

Page 6T3-Clement Brown Kimball m. 
Jan. 1. IS-ts. El'iza Jane Hmkson. b. | 
Feb. 4. 1S27. Uau Corine'^ b. Marys- 
ville, Cal., Mar. 17, IS.iii; m. June 17. 
1SS7. Xormau Hideout. He was 
killed in the Vegalia mine. Mar. S. 

Page 674 — Lawton shoulu be Laughton. 

Page i;7',i— Hannah Mahala Kimball, b. j 
Cornish. X. H.. Feb. l.-i. lS-.'4, died! 
Mast Yard. X. H.. Aug. ISOl; m. 
Springfield, X. H., July 4, 1S4U. 
Mosher (not .Moses) Ordway b. Xew 
London, X. H.. Xov. 17, 1S07. The 
grandmother of Hanrah M. Kim- 
ball was Hannah (Kimball) Chase 
and her great grandfather Joua- 
thar Kimball'' m. his cousin Han- 
nah Kimball, hence there is much 
of the Kimball blood in her de- 
sjendants. .Mosher Ordway was 
the widest brother of 8arah (Ord- 
way! Kimball (see page '.i'i2. Kim' 
ball History.) She is still Iivin> in 
Danville Ulinois. and is the moth- 
mother of the Eilitur of the Ivim- 
ball Famil-y- Xews. 

d. July 20, lSii2: m. Myron G.Holmes 
of Webster, Mass., b. — , d. Jan. 2. 


ii Hannah J. Ordway'" b. June 14.1-ilj. 
m. A. K. Martin of Xilton, X. H., 

b. , d. 1S79; m. 2nd Cscar A. 

Drown of Chester, X'. H. Children: 
1 AHce Drowni'. 2 .Millard Drown" 
3 Freden3k Drown". 

iii Laura Ordway'" b. Aug. 2.1, 1544; m. 
Xov. 3. lsG2, Alfred Elliwtt of Pen- 
acook, X. H. He is deceased; she 
live.s in Penacook. Child: Gertrude 
Mabel Elliott" b; May 7, 1S70; m. 
Mar. .5, 18'.>S. Frank P.Du'dge of Hop- 
kinton. X. H. They live in Goffs- 
town. X. H. 

iv Henry Ordway'" b. June 3. 1S46, d. 
Sept. 10, 1840. 

V .\ddie A. Ordwayi" b. Jan. 10. 1S4^. 
d. July 7. 1880: m. .lohn G. .Abbot 

of Hanover. X. II.: b. , d. Dec. 

8, 180,i. 

vi Elbridge Ordway"' b. Sept, 6, 1849. 
d. June 9, 18.37. 

vii Joseph C. Ordway'" b. Mar. 3. 
18.>i: m. Belle Stokes of Concord. 
X. H.. and resides there. Child: 
Ethel Ordway". 

viii Carrie Ordway'" b April 
m. Aug. lsi'.9. •Iarae^ Siual 
land. X. H. They live in 
ton. X. H. 

Children; 1 Mary Small". 
Small". 3 Maud Sma 
Small", .i Huttie Sina 
Small". 7 Melvin Small". 8 Caiiio 
Small". 9 Grace S:n.LU". H * How- 
ard -Small". 
Page i58.j — Samuel'-' should be Samuel 

Mason-' b. .Jan. 8. 1891). 
Page OtW— Sophia Kimb:ill and John 

1, 1S.-.3; 
of Ash- 

. 2 Lillic 
4 Jos>»pli 



had a 





b. .Mi' 



ui. Se 


3. 1- 






Wiiv ; 



n Dm 


;i. .M. 

.Marv A 

vay'" b. Auc 


PagefV'-.'_rhil.!i-en <.f l;i>-li:nd 
ball should be as follows: 

June, ISOS 


i Eiizaheth Aizetta' 1>. Feb. 23. H33. 
ii lijTon* b. Ojt. I i. ;>;!: d :^:',i. 
iii Nanc;- D.-' b. ,hi;;. il, !>;.•.. .i. l^w. 
2241 iv ByronS' b. Ang. s. l^m. 
Page e9i;— Mary Cammet should be Ju- 
dith Camuiett. 

Page O'.iS — Number 20i5f) should be 22^12. 

Page OOs— Hujrh Eainsey Foster'' il. 1S70. 

Page 09S— Ellen should be Bellen M. 
Lavinia shonlil be Lovinia. 

Page 699 — Number 22^3 belongs to 
Reuil William. 

Page 70.^— Erase the date of birth of 
Hanuah Little No\-es. 

Pages TOO i Tut— .Susanna should be 

■Page 709 — Eliza d. 1S40, not IS40. 

Page 700 — Children of James Madison 
Post: 1 E. D. Post. m. Lebanon. 
N. H., Oct. 19, 1;.j3. Susie R. Inger- 
son, b. Mar ti. ISfi.i. 2 Jennie M. 
Post m. Joseph Leader of Winoh- 
enden, Mass.; son Arthur Madison 
Leader, b. Feb. 14. lS9i3. 

Page 712— Insert 14y4a Jo<l1 Kimball' 
(David' Isaac*^ Jonathan^ Jonathan-" 
Samuel' Richard- Richard^) b. Wa- 
terford. Me.. 1^10: m. .Mar. 1, 1S39. 
Oliva \Vatson. 


i Edward^ b. Waterford. Nov. 3. 
l.?40. Ho nnu- resides in Uridgton; 
has represented the town in the 
Legislature and has been selectman 
ot Uridgtou for seven years and 
chairman of the board for two 
years am! still holds that position. 
Never married, 
ii ThomavM.^b. Waterford. Nov. .i^ 
1--40. m. Josephine Kimball. He is 
a carpenter and has one son Roy 
Kimball'-' b. l-?*-;. 

!';ige 7; 3—1 ::')■> ii John should be 230>. 

Page 721) — Jennie Fox should be Jennie 
B. Fox. d.'iughter of Timothy and 
Anna (Scovili Fox. of Appleton. 


Page 72IJ — Anna 

U. was b. 

Page 72'.i— Insc! 

t after Clinto 

EmiU-i' b. A 

Pa-e 731— .Su.-an 

Frnnces Wh 

b. 1>34 not 



Page 737— The first child of Alfred 
KimbaiP was Helena"; she m. John 
Page 737— Dr. Edwin Kimball d. Hay- 
wards, Cal., Sept. is;h;. 
Page 73S— Thomas E. KimbalP had in 
addition to the children given: Lo- 
renzo-''; Thomas", who died in East- 
port. Me. .fane'-': Mary'-'; Sarah H.'J 
b. 1S4.'>. Eastport: m. July 27. ISti.l. 
James M. Mott of Wellfleet, .Mass.. 

b. 1-^22; Lizzie''! m. Palmer. 

Page 73 S— Benjamin Herbert m. Oct. 

39, 1S91. 
Pag« 73'.i— jrary (Potter) Kimball d. 
Fitchburg. Mass.. not Passaic, N.J. 
Page 747— Newell Greenleaf Wallace 

b. June 21, 1S40. 
Page 759— Arthur'J should be Arthur 
I Dorm-J.n9 b. Jan. 31,18ii2, d. Aug.l3, 

' 1 •?>.>. He was adopted by his great- 

uncle. Dr. Dorman, with whom he 
went to Rochester. N. H. m lSi3.i. 
He was graduated from the Divin 
ity School at Tufts College in 1SS.5. 
and that summer supplied the Un- 
versalist Church in Marlow where 
he died. 
Page 7';7 — Amoretta m. .\ng. 21. 1S(",4, 
Joim A. Kimball of ?\orth field. 
Page 7.V.)— Horace Orrir. m. :May 5. 1S94, 

Mamie E. Stock bridge. 
Page 7*2- Belle C. MacBride dau. of 
Koliert and Miry (Chesney) Mac- 
Page 7i)3 — Aimira Lydia Bruce was b. 

July .30, lS3n. 
Page 7S.j— 1001a Joseph Story Kimball' 
I Willia.m S.' Richard'* Richard' Aa ron 
Richard' John- Richard'i b. Thom-i 
astown. yie.. June .i. lsi,-i; d. RiUy 
.^lichigan, 1S94: m. Dec. '.'■;, l-i3'.i. 
Mary Davis, of Friendship. Me., b. 
— — : d. Riley, Mich., l^!)^; m. Dec. 
2*5. i<i\K Mary Davis of Friendship. 
Me., b. Riley. Mich.. 1^.;.=;. In ear- 
ly life he %vas a seaman and lived 
in Thorcaston. Me. In Is.-rj he went 
with the other members of hi> fath- 
er's family to Riley, St. Clair Co. 


Kimball Farailv News. 

Mich., andengag-ed in farming. He 
m. 2nd, Oct. lSi>>. ijiisan .lane (Good- 
rich) Williams who was born in 
New York Stale nnd died in Riley. 
Mich., Dec. 1. 1S(>3. 

Mary'-' b. Sept. I'j. n40: d. \ag. :,. 

Sarah Kmily'Jl). April C-i. 1S43: ra. 

ISer.. David ^oombh, lie.',. .Mich, 
i Marr EUea» b. April y. ]S4.-i. m. 

Dec. IbW. Joshua Perry of Sterlingf 

-Mass. Resides in .Micnican. 
■ Franc!-s .Ann" b. .\pril 2t<. lS4n; m. 

Warren Cooley. 

Jusop;, Tho.-aas-' b. .Mar 31, 1><47. 

Resides in Michii.'an. 

Simon Shibler'b. -April 5. 1*49. Re- 

sidles in .Mich, 

i Williauj BenJLimin'' b. Mar. 31, 

18.53: d. Aug., ISm*, Riley, .Mii-h. 

ii Horace Kimball'^ b. Rilev, Mich., 

June H. I,».')d; in. OriUa Williams. 
Resides in .Michi.'an. 

Is Horalio-' b. June IS. IS.i.i: d. Sept. 
ISSO, Riley, Mich. 

X Martha .Ada^ b. .Sept, 20, IH.'IS: m. 
.Jo'jI KubfcsoD. 

xi Geor.ire Goodrich'' b. Aug- €. 1370; 
m Jaa. 24, 1S04. Louisa Bushea. 
Resides Riley, 5Iich. ! 

xii Stephen Francis b. Feb i;j; H73 ! 

-Kiii Lf-wis Victor^ b. Dec. 30, 187(5. | 

xir l-;irdie Mabal''' b. June H, 137,S. I 
''age 7-S'-i — lOOIb Sarah Strjry Kimb-ill' 
(William St. )ry' Richird'' Richard'] 
Aaron' Riehar V' J,.dm- Richard'; b. | 
Thomaston. Mc. Del. ">I. IS-'O: m ! 
Mar. •.'.-.. l.'^.-,7, Charle, Dudley Starr 
who is a an.l lives at 
Memphis, Macomb to , .Mich. 

i Solon Spitf jrd Starr-' h. .Memphis: 
Deo. 2,T, li": d. .luly L'O, l.S.i'.l. 

ii Clyde Dudley Story Starr'-' b. June 
14. LSfJl: m. Sept. -JX, !s,«7. Emily 
Edith Fairrt-eather. lit- is a farm- 
er and lives in Imlay. .Mich. Chil- 
dren: 1 Keaulah Francis Starr >', b- 
July I'J, isss. 3 Lharlt.'s [..;ou Starr'", 
b. Jul>- I'J, is'.iij. 

Pa^e 7S(>— ItiUle .Moses Coombs Kimball- 
I (William S.' Richard" Richard' 

.Aaron' Richard" .John- Richard') b. 
I Thoinast(jn. .Me., .April 2;, l,-<2!i: m. 

I Oct. 1-i. H.-.(j, Maria .Menduza of San 

! Antonio. Lower California. He 

I went ti> scu when he was ten years 

old. He i.s a caulker and rJsides 

in San Francisco 
i _ (-HIt.l). 

! i Maria Louisa Sarah'-' b. Aug. 19, 

ISrt.x She is a music teacher, 
j Page 7!>f-; ir.Dtd Thomas Danforth Kim- 
I ball* (William S.' Richard" Richard* 

\ Aaron' Richard'- John- Richard') t. 

Thjiiiast '0, .M.-.. July I'i, 1531; m. 
Jan. tt. 185.-.: Elraira Choate Preble, 
b. Whitetield. .Me.. Dec. I.".. lS-.';<, 
dauijhter of William and Lucy 
(Lambert) Preble. Ue lived Cu 
Thomaston, Me. until 1.S.52, He 
was then in Massachusselts until 
li^r-i, when he removed to San 
Francisco where he has since re- 
sided. He is a caulker. 


i Rosa Lena'^ b. Hunts Hill. Nevada, 
(o.. Cal., .Mar., 22. 1-Ciij: m Sept, 1, 
lh--(j, William Bonrghdortfe Soule. 
Tney reside at Vailejo, Cal. He i.s 
a printer. Children: 1 Helen Al- 
deaneSoule, b. Nov, y. lsSl;d, Feb. 
23, lsS4, 2 Harold Kiml.all Soule, 
b. May 2S, l;<j'.i. 

ii Mary Lnservia'-' b. San Francisco. 
California.. Mar. 11. 1S63; d. Dee. 
■2, ls;i2: m. Dec. 24, lsd2. Daniel 
S nith Thunips..)u of \'allejo. 

ill t'race Isabclle" b. San Francisco, 
'Jaliforaia. <.)ct, O, l!nH, Resides 
San Fran.-i.sco. Cul. 

atfe 7?6—'le .Melvina Susan Kim- 
biiir I.William S.^ Richard'' Richard^ 
.Aaron* Richatd- .lohij" Richard^) b. 
Sept. 24, l.¥37: m, Edwin Sprague 
of Rockland, .Me, 


i (rrace" b. l5i)7: m. Cant. Aioert 
PiiU.)ury who is in the employment 
of the Southern I'aciric t o , on the 
Pacific coast. 

ii Ldliau'-' m. Copping. 

^^ 111 

Kiaiballs in the Present War 

Thore Ls no telling:, at this time, tiow 
manj- there are, nor wliere they are. 
But there are some who are already 
somewhat notable. Amos 'S. Kimball 
(Fam. Uibt. p. lOS.S. is chief quarter- 
master of the eastern division with 
headquarters at Xew York. He was 
born in St. Lawrence ecuuty, N. Y., m 
1840. married Ifattie F.Crarv. Potsdam. 
X. Y., In IS'iil. and enlisted as private in 
9Sth N. Y. Infantry the same year. He 
rapidly advanced to the gra^'.e of lieu- 
tenant and in IStVi -lecame regimental 

j quartermaster. From that time to the 

I present he has acted as commisary of 
subsistence, and quarterma'^ter at alt 
important points from the [-"aclfic coast 
to the Atlantic. He has made practic- 
able the greatest movement of the 

i trcops known in recent years. 

I Gen. Sumner Increase Kimball (Fam. 

I Hist. p. 74.5,1 has long- been in g-overu- 
Pag-e 748-Add to the children of Cy- 1 ^^"^^ service as chief of the life saving- 
department, and is now useful in the 
work of coast defd^se. 

Lieut. -C.jmmander W. W. Kimball. 
(Fam. Hist, see No. e-,'.1.=;. iii. p. 977.) is 
in command of the torpedo flotilla, to 

Pacre 7Mi-I0Dlf .Julia Fendall Kimball* ' 
(William S." Kichard'' Richard' Aar- 
cn* Richard- .fohn^ Richard') b. 
Thomaston, ^^e.. June 22. 1S44: m. 
Oct. 9. 18ij(;, John Parker Murphey. 
b. Pottsdam, N. Y.. May 24. l<ii: 
d. Riley. Mich.. May li.'l.^S.",. .Son 
of John and Lucy (Baker) Murphey. 
He was a farmer. 


i Edway Story MurpheySb'. Roches- 
ter Mich.. June 13. 1S70. He is an en- 
gineer and lives at Imlay City. Mich, 
ii Sarah Blanche Murphey'' b. Orient, | 
Osceola, Co.. Mich.. Nov. (i, 1S77. I 
Ue.'^ides in Riley. Mich. 
Pag-e 787— Wil'iam More Rich %vas b. 

Oct. 25. 1S21. 
Page 79S— Joseph Farley should be 
Michael Farley, and Mary Farley 
should be Mary (.Manning) Farley. 
Marianna C. should be Meriam 

Benjamin was b. Xov. IS. 1.S4'J. 

rus Chapaim; 3 Jessie 
Chapman'" b. Jan. 24. !>-; 
Carrie Ellen Chapman''' b. Jut 


Page S(JO— Martha Ann Thurston d. Ju- 

ly 24. 1,-:8S. Lvmau Ed 


igerous work we have re- 

m.Oct. 0. IS-iO. Marcia Anderson j ^""''''^ '"^ ^°°*^''""''°1"'"'^- 
Rand. dau. of Appleton and Phebe I *""^°- *■ ^^'- ^"'^'^^y ^^^''^^^^ "'^t. p. 4.i) 
(Frank) Rand of Portland. Me. \ ^^ ^'^''" '° descent from Abigail (Kim- 

Page S((0— Frederick Aarun Kimbaliam. | *'^^^' ^'"^^^ <3aughter of Benjamin. He 
Jan. 33. 1SS4. Marv Isabella Knight | "■^■'"■^'^^"''" from death in the Arctic 
dau. of Mark and Caroline (Jackson) !'''-'8'''^"st''^=f"^e chief of the Signal 
Knight of Otibfield. Me. | Service Bureau in which he has made 

,ge SilO— Charle 
Charles Wesl. 


aould be 

we are indebted to Miss Sarah 
Kimball for a report of the Annual 
Banquet of the California Sons of the 
American Revolution. \Va»hin;rton*s 
birthday, Feb._22. It is not often th-it 
■'*o much goin\ literatui-e, hiyii patriot- 
J-m, pure .^tatesuiunship. wL-e philoso- 
phy, humanity, and elevated inspira- 
tion, can be found m thirtv pages ot 
pi int. Ii was an event, manifestlv. 
are nut of the usual line. 

notable improvements that have so en- 
hancid the efficiency of the army and 
navy as to call out columns of approv- 
als on the part o" the newspapers and 
military experts. 

Col. Robert J. Kimball ilfiSii) is pres- 
ident of the Vermo-it Society of, t! i 
Sons of the American Revolution. 

Ellwood Davis Kimball (2.i.-,c.) is Vici 
Presdiut of the Kansas Sons of tht 


Kimball FarailT News. 


We find the foUov.iiitf sketch in tlie 
AtUertisei- of Noruay, Maine, The 
subject does not appear in the family 
Historjf, and the paper containing- this 
sketch %vus sent ua bv our cousin Sum- 
ner, of Lovell. Me. 

It was there accompanied bj- a halftone 
portrait, which we wanted but failed 
to get. all of which forces us to the be- 
lief that our cousin .^Ifreii possesses 
thit well known Kimball modesty- and 
diffidence to n <leeree that is entirely 
unnecessary. The .\dv.<rtiser says: 

.Mr. Iviinliall was born in Waterford. 
Dec. L'o, 184L'. He wis educated at the 
public schools of that town and at 
Hridgton .■>>cademy. earning- his own 
way by day labor and teaching. He 
slu-lied law with the lute Hon. Thomas 
.1. Hrieham an<l was admitted to the ' 

praiser of the port of Portland and Fal- 
mouth by President Cleveland, Jan. ".;'.>. 
1"<'.I4, for the term of four years. 
O Mr. IvimlKill was for sevenil year.s the 
Oxford county member of the State 
committee. He was a delegate from 
the Second Congressional District to 
the last Democratic National conven- 
tion held in Chicago in 1893. During 
all these year.s he has been actively en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession, 
and has locf been recognized as one of 
the leading lawyers of Oxford county. 
lie is well known in secret society 
circles being- prominent in both Freema- 
Konary and Odd Fellowship, was Grand 
Master of the Grand [>o tge in ISSii-'.iD. 
Representative of the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge in IS'.H) and l.'-91. and is the 

r of Oxford county 
removed to Xorwt 
1 p'ace of residenc 


j^^^.j I present Grand Sen 
jh ha.-, been \ ''rand Encampment. 

Mr Kimball married 

Warden of the 


ever since. H 
la, held all the offices in the gift of I "'^"^^t'^"^- -^PrH -JD. isr.^ and h; 
i-itizcns of Waterford. and for three 
successive terms represented the dis- 
district of which Waterford an i Nor- 
way formed a pirt. in the t...!gislature 
of .Maine, notwilh-stan ling the dist-l 

son Merton L. . liorn March 1 

now in partnership with his father in 

the law business. 

The Portland Sunday Tele.y-ram, com- 
menting on his retirement from tht 

WHS .strongly Republican and he has I o^ice of appraiser, remarks: -Mr. Kim- 

always been a Democrat. \ b-tll "'Ul return to the pleasant village 

In l-iT^ Mr. Kimball was appointed]'-*'-^' 

bv (Governor Connor, together with j 

Hon. .Joseph W. Symonds and Hon. j 

Charles Hutton, as a con missiorer to in- 

Vi'stigate tl\e rights of suffrage of 
French settlers oa the St, John river. 
How satisfact >rily this commission dis- 
charged delicate duties intrusted to 
them is a part of the history of this 
State, and is of course familiar to many 
uf our readers. 

In H7'.) he was elected county ai tor- I 
nev for O.sLford ouatv and serv.jd in j 
that capacity for the sucjeeding three 

vears. In February, l.SSrt. he was ap- emphatically and truthfully W^tha.t 
pointed depui,y cllt-c-.or of interna 
revenue for the M 
and c jntinuc 

where he owns a handsome 
and commodious residence, with the 
consciousness that he has performed 
the duties of appraiser at this port in a 
manner highly creditable to himself 
and perfectly satisfactory to the gov- 
ernment. By his associates at the cus- 
tom house no man could be held in 
higher esteem. Always genial and oblig- 
ing. aUvays ready to give freely to 
those asliing his advice in matters in- 
volving some legal point, he wil! be 
missed in more ways than one by the 
Custom house force. Of him it can be 

close of Presi 

nt Clo 
lie w 

been one of the most faitlift 
disu-ict competent and popular oflioiaU that 
lat othce until the ever served a term in the Portland cus- 
tom house. 

a pp. 

first ad- 
:nte.l ap- 



ad.l thi] 
:-d and t,'. 

,n Merton 


Of Growing Value. 
VV'f have lierotofore called atten- 
tion to the prowinn- valuo of family 
Histories. We have before us the April 
number cf the Xew Enfflanil Genealosr- 
ical Uefrister. An announcement there- 
in says that a copy of the ChaniUer 
History can be had for S30. Only an 
occasional copy can be had. It is les.-i 
than .10 pag-es larirer than the Kimball | stat^me 
History. Joel MunseU's Sons, of Al- i 'member 
bany, sentl out a circular advertisinj 
luimerous i 

Cows Which Give Rich Milk. 

The dairv herd owned V>v (1. K. Kim- 
ball of North Haverhill. New Hamp- 
sliire. is quite a remarkable one. It 
consists of 19 cows, pure bred and 
grade Jer.seys. Six of them are heifers 
with their calves. Tv.o of them 
were fresh in April, nT, four in July 
and the remaining in in August. Sep- 
tember, and October. The milk is sold 
the North Haverhill creamery. The 
from this creamery for De- 
:'7. and the first three mouths 
of this year is g-iven below and .shows 
that Mr. Kimball has valuable cows. 
rds from two pig-es to | ^ot only do they j^ive a larg-e quantity 
veral hundred. The prices asked are ] of milk, but it is exceptiona ' 

four months the cows gave 
1:;, -214 lbs. of milk each mouth, an av- 
erage of (543 lbs. each, or over 21 'i lbs. 
daily. — American Agriculturist. 

often nOc a pag-e and one. we notice, at 
31.00. These facts oug-ht to impress 
upon every member of the family, not 
only the importance of obtaining' the 
family record, but of preservincf it 
most carefully. As a financial invest- 
ment the book is as good as a govern- i 
mcntbond. At present the work can! 
be had in two volum.^s for ?ii.Oi). It will ' 
always be worth more and greatly in- j 
crease in value as soon as the remain- | 
ing copies are sold. j 

The same is true of the numbers of 1 
the Family News. It is now supple- ! 
mental to the History and every num- ■ 
her has value, now or in the fu- | 
ture. greater than the cost of a year"; 
issue. Kvery number should he care 
fully saved. Very frequently we re 
ceive letters saying that the writer has | ,^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^„^ ^„:„^^^ „j ^j^^ ^■^^^^. 
sent his copy to som- friend. Another , j^. nistorv who are not subscribers for 

'^"^ ^'="Py ^'•"'" I the News. If they wish to secure the 

I supplementary matter entire that Prof. 
Sharpies 's now preparing they should 
subscribe at once. as the supply of Luck 

A list of American Oenealogical and 
Historical publications would include 
five hundred families, ranging from 
works of a few pages up to the elabor- 
ate books of l,.'ibO piges. s-_ch as the 
Chandler and Kimoall Histories. The 
Family News is making that of the 
Kimball family the most com.plete of 
any yet puMi.,hed. 

Page ■; 
R. shoii 


April News. Ir 




the N( 

writes that he has 
Diue near relative. 

Now eve.-y number r 
hould be carefully prese 
e good business to do tliis. even if one [ 
.•els no other interest in it. Don't i 
lutilate. don't destroy, don't send ott' . 
single copy. : 

Numbers One and Two. 

Many applications for these numbers 
of thi' News come to hand. They are 
'■lit of print and were in ([uarto form. 

numbers is limited. 

Now and then some member of the 
family .sen<ls n» a photograpn. Wouhi 
not mind if more would do so. If we 
nad it we would take care of a photo- 
portrait gallery of the family. Then 
we would like to print tiiera with liiog- 
raphy. etc. I'.ut half tone cuts, single 
column size, cos* >:J.(i(l eacli. With 

UheJumbaii family Die ids 

Topeka, Kansas, July, 1S98. 

Terms 60 cents a yaer., 


The second Pcicific Coast Kimball 
Family Reunion was a great suecess bO 
far as numbei-s. plenty to eat, good 
music, and a jolly good time could 
make it so. There was not much busi- 
ness done, and we have no detailed or 
official report of the meeting, althoutrh 
coDsideral)le matter relating to it in 
frap-mentary shape. We give below 
a list .if th(jse present and the address 
of the pre^iaetlt, Uoy T. Kimball. A 
score of letters was read from those 
unable to be present. Edp-ar Hob's rt 
and Mrs. Sloa-ie sang songs; iSadie 
Wrig-ht recited a humorons piece, and 
Daisy Kimball the ••Hor.-.eman in tlie 
Sky." Mrs. Tays read an able paper, a 
few note^ on wliich we are able to give. 
.\[i-s,>loaiie li.d something to say on the 
sutiraye and »ome other questions. The 
two principal a.iare.-~ses were made by 
Charles Lloyil Kluihall of Uealdsburg. 
(p. lOiUand William Parker Kimball 
of San Francisco, (p. 931). Both these 
speeches were replete with patriotic 
fervor, thoroughlj- reflecting the na- 
tional seitiuient i_>£ the day, and inter- 
weaving w ith it the devotion "f llie old 
American families to th-^? cause of fret" 
dom and progres.-, with special refer- 
ence to the Ivimballs who have always 
stood well to the front from lUo(.>uy 
lirook to the present. 

Amnng the speeches was one by 
A. S. Hubbard, one of the guests of the 
occasion. Col. Hul)bard is vice president 
the California Genealogical Associa- 
tion. It was a fine effort, but ns in 
other cases we have been unable to 
get even a summarj" of it. He was fol- 
lowed by Miss Crenevieve Kimball, 
viiungest daughter of Capt. C. I.. Kim- 

ball of Healdsburg. who recited the 
"Blue and the Gray." A speech by 
Capt. A. W. Kimball, .son of Col. .V. S. 
Kimball, Army l^uartermaster at Xe'v 
York, was highlj- appreciated. He has 
just been appointed by President 
JIcKinley. Assistant Quartermaster at 
San Francisco, where his father was 
formerly stationed. (See p. 10S9 Fam. 
Hist) i 

Point %vas given to these remarks, not 
odI^- hy the national emergency, but 
by the presence of so many members 
of the families present now in the ser- 
vice of the country, as may be seen b3" 
reference to the list of those at: ending. 
We have wanted at least a digest of 
these speeches, but have not been able 
to obiaiu ihem. 

The hall, the bamiuet. the nmsic. 
the badges and all etceteras of the oc- 
C-i-.ion were furni.--hed by the president 
R.y T. Ivunball. It was all the asso- 
ciation couid do to hold him down 
while a vote of thanks was showered 
upon his head, his modesty and obsti- 
nacy btith striding to stir up a rebel- 
lion. It may be added that his gener- 
osity aftorded a precedent that no one 
will be likely to follow hereafter. 

As one matter of business a commit- 
tee was appointed to draft a constitu- 
tion and by-laws, under which tlie as- 
.sociation will hereafter be managed. 
Provision will probably be made fur 
fees and dues from which funds may 
he secured, and doubtless a more sys- 
teniati/.e.i plan of work secured. 

The attendance was much larger 
than last year, and most of the addl. 
tions consisted of members of the fami- 
ly, before unknown to each other, and 
~.-veral who are not found in the Fam- 
ly llist'.ry. '1 here w:.s .lohu tarpenter 
Iviuiball, whose great grandfather was 
killed bv the Indian Cliief Poutiae. 



Kimball Familv News. 


Another was Charles Stoke 
public Wfiyherin t-au FianeisCJ.^o 
father u-as Colin Kimball, but ho has: 
no further record of his family and , 
would like information. Theu there | 
\vas I,ee Kimball, aged 27. born ; 
in Boston, father .shiowreeked before 
ins birth, and motherd'.ed when be was 
two years old. Knows not the name of 
bis fath'-r, nor his mother's maiden 
name, but is uadoubtediy a desi.-eudant '. 
of Richard. Within the last year many j 
members of tlie family who know no 
more of tlieir anees ;ors than these, have ; 
been properly plaeed. | 

A few sub>criptior;s were taken for 
the Family News. I 

The Presidents Address. 

LADir:- AM) I iKNTi.KMKx. Frif.vds and 

Eki..\tivi..-. OF THK Klmb.vli. F.\.mii.v: — : 

Thou-h 1 alh'.v myself tiie satlsfac- i 

word-- - :: _ ..f my trreat plea-ui-e 

inaL'ii '.; on thi> see.nxl ,in- 

not only moral, but pious, lurnishing- 
a jj-ood deal of Ueaoon timber for tlie 
Cono-'-ejjational church, (with" a wink 
at Capt. ('. L. K.) Now this is extreme- 
ly creditable to the name and hig-hly 
fcatisfac>-ory to us all. but lest some- 
body may charge us with havintr made 
outour own cabe as a little too Puritan- 
ical, or a grain too denominational, or 
perhaps inclined to heterodoxy that 
mig-ht have come from our early New 
En<rland training, 1 want to interpose 
the plea, (for some time at least) of a 
cross in the blood. A strain from the 
old church of England, all the ortho- 
doxy of the apostle'^ creed. 

<")u ray father's side 1 am a Kimball, 
and Conj^'rcH-ational, no doubt On my 
mother's side 1 am a lineal descendant 
from John Rogers the martyr, the 
famous canon of St Faul's that Q ueen 
Mary burned to death despite the cry- 
ing oiaii of his nine small chlldreu 
and one at the breast, iF-aughterl that 
the primers of our grandfathers use to 
tell us all about. 

Now vviio n i^ a ricrht to think that 
we have irailf mu niiiv a moral or onlv 

and • 

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V is t 



i- me us your presi- 
ure upon wearying you ^ 

do. and not to talk. I i 
am to take care of your comfort and ' 
see that others furnish you with lit- ; 
erature and amusement. I shall be t 
satisfied with myself and you will be 
satisfied with my presidency if you 
find the prep;irati<ms for this'occasion 
ample; if the dinner has been abundant 
and the s<)cial eujoyment proves to be 
satisfactorv. j 

To this e-ud I pledge you.all the en- ! 
ergies of myself and ill my family, | 
(App;..iuse,i and if any failiires sha'll j 
happf-n to occur, please remember that 
cciy family »tiU remains too small to, 
give me much help in such work. (Clap- : 
pingl Hut y"u know that it is a mat-' 
ter that can be m- nded, and I am a 
hopeful candidate fori future improv- ; 
ment in that respect; ' 

.\ year ago I to. ik great pleasure in 
the assurance uttered by nearly all our 
speakers that tile KimbaUs are not a 
.set of vagabonds, thieves, and outlaws. , 
That court records are not likelv to 



loctrinated in 
k1 church man- 
of either time 

enroll ou 
That ah 

names e.vcept upon jiirv li-.ts. 
houses and prisms don't 
.\nd that as a familv we are 

apostolic f.iith at 
ship it isn't for t 
or opportunity. 

But to be serious. I am more than 
glad to meet you all. and welcome you 
the representatives of my American 
kindreii here upon the extreme we>t- 
ern border of our countr\ : and no more 
beautiful spot exists totlav. I hope 
these Kimball gahcrings maj- continue 
forever, growing larger and in every 
way better as time goes on. 

We may not have upon the roll of 
our family more than our share of the 
great names of our country', but we all 
know that the roll does bear a great 
many good names, for the names of 
our fathers and mothers ae npon it. 
(Hearty cheering.) 

Though I have intimated that we 
have not many great names, ■! do not 
mean to infer that we have none. It 
is Wfll for us to remember that quality 
is soiiictlmes l)etter than quantitv. 
And in that srreat lawver Kiehanl Hur- 
Icigh Kimball. (No si;;. Kimball History) 
born in Piainhel.i r.i :ny n.itive state. 
New Hampshire. 1-*1>'.. « ho as a trav. 

July, 1S9S 

iller, a writer, and law lecturer, made 

riimself farxiuiis, we have yrtiituess ' 

at :; tni... v.-;,, n t .•■ :■;■,■,■: .;',;;,;. .if! 
New- York state were beiug- outlined, '; 
and the ob->taclps to coustruetion I 
through a swampy section were being j 
urtred, th:it bright and able Governor, 
Clinton s;iid in executive board: "It can j 
be done.. I have consulted Captain Kim- ' 
ball and he says it is practical." And , 
It was accomplished. ; 

. But this could be extended indefi- ' 
nitely. I tind that the KincbaUls have 
been filling- places of trust and confi- 
dence thrv.ugh uU the years ot growth I 
of this country, and the more we look j 
them up the more I become convinced ! 
that I belong to a really grand family. : 
(Cheers.) " " i 

^otes on a Paper Read at the Kimball 
heunion. [ 


''He shitUb^ like a tree." | 

Members of the ■■Kimball family'' 
were compared to Xew Hampshire elms 
and Califonia pines. ! 

Mental and m iral greatness were re- 
ferred to as being the birthright of 
women as well as of men. The ances- 
try of Kiml.iall cousins came down the 
line of kings and queens. In our own 
country a later ancestry were found 
makini; laws for tl)e people, presidents 
of colleges, heads of churches, healing 
diseases, leading reforms, generals in 
war. and all patriots. Wherever we 
find famous men. there we find famous, 

Again the psalmist has said, ■■A mtxn 
was famous according as he had lifted 
up axes upon the thick trees." This 
applies to tie sisters of the Kimball 
farailj. Th.\v are ready to use the 
pruning a.\e if by so doing humanity 
is uplifted and the home better pro- 
tecLed. One sister was mentioned as 
presi.lent of a college for girls in Wor- 
cester. Ma»s.;auo'iher as having been na- 

tional superintendent of Sunday 8choo.l 
work; an eastern sister found sermons; 
in the flowers and running brooks, an.l 
handled her pruning axe under tlic 
guise of soDg. The California sister-s! 
are pruning away prejudices and en 
grafting the principb's that men and 
women should be equal before law. 

Leading characteristics of this large 
family were considered; tlien came the 
wish that each year woukl bring to 
these Kimball cousins many choice 

Members Present at the Reunion. 

Thurston Roy Kimball, president; 
his mother, .Mrs. Harriet a. Rogers 
Kimball of Napa, brother tieorge Ab- 
bott Rogers of Xapa. and sisters, 
Mrs. Sarah Kimball Wright of oaa 
Francisco, with her daughters Sadie i!. 
Wright, Harriet L. Wright and .Me.tio 
A. Wright; .Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball 
Woodbury of Valiejo. her husband Wil- 
liam Woodbury; and .Mrs. Viola Kim- 
ball Tays, of Napa. (Mrs. Tays deliv- 
ered an address.) (p. 57S) 

Capt.Charles(;j:j33 p. 1021'. Lloyd Kim- 
ball of Healdsburg. with his family con 
sisting of Dr. M. Viola Kimball, ^liss 
Edna Genevieve Kimball. Mrs. Lulu .M. 
Davis of Oakland. Miss IJernice .M.Uavis, 
and -Mra. George E. I'atton of Oakland. 

Elisha Bafnum Kimball of East Oak- 
land, tson of Win. Jones K., top p. 473) 
his aunt NHss Marie Antoinette Kimball 
of Rochester, New York, visitin"- Cali- 
fornia. (See p. 473) 

William Parker Kimball (■iO.'JT) of th» 
Educational Publishing Co.. residing 
at 71.-. I'ost Street. .San [•'i-aucisco, and 
family. Mrs. Wm. P. Kimball. Miss 
Florence M. Kiinl)ali, an. I Herbert L. 
Kimball, ot San Francisco. 
Charles St.; kes Kimball. Public Weigh- 
er, Pier 3. East Street. San Francisco 

John Carpenter Kimball (son of Na- 
thaniel Ca-oentcr K'iinbill I aud wife. 

.\m..s W.^'.ill. '.f .San Francisco. 
who «a-,c..iuiuls-:..i,,.d. Mav 0, l.S'.>S, bv 
(iov. li-dd. as Fir-^t Lieutenant and 
Ucgimental quartermasttr. 7th Califor- 


lit) Kimball Family News. | 

uia U. S. V<jlunteer Infantf}-, and on [1-75] of Berkley, and her daughter, '^, 

Mav 2:^. ISi/S, nominated by I'resMent ^'rn. Giles A. iGushee) Easton. 7 

ricKiuIey as Captain aTid A.-^i^tatit ■^'''^- '''^ ""r^^ Trescott Kimball of San ' 

Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteer^. Capt. I'ranci-co. [See U'.i-;. non- deceased.] . 

Kimball is souof Col. Amos S. Kimball. : ^I". M iry Anne (Clrugh' Kimball, of ,; 

Chief (}uarterma,ster -Department of ^'^^" '■^^^'^- ^""^ family 
Neu-York. U S. A.. Xew York City.' Mr.-<. -Martha L.( Kimbaili '>«-.-□. with 

(.S„e .June Xkws, also p. inS'JFam. Hist.) her boys Viviau Kimball u.v.^u. Kich- 

Jolin Vernon Kimball, of the U. S. ^•''^ he-.\i, O.ven. and \Vm Wallace 

Hospital Corps. Presidio, .S. F., (enlist- Ovven. 

ed for three years:) Son of Uev. .John ^l"- ^'^'■^'^ (Kimball) Liimsien. of 

Kimball, (is; j) well known for nuinv ^^'est Oakland, and daughter Jane 

Tears in S.F. Belle Lumsden. 

' Mr.s. Huldah Kimball Osborne.'p. 413) -'*''■■■ ■E^-^'" ilo^art. of -San Jose. Miss 

of East Oakland: her niece. .Miss Kuth -"'arah Louiss Kimball, of San ITrancis- 

Kimball of [Iavward=. (dau. i.-,.-,9a) '^" '■^^^ ^"•^^'■' -^'''^- ^''^•■'^•^'^^••y- --tc. Miss 

Dr. Edwanl" Stevens Clark, of San M- Alic. Kimball, and Alb.-rt DeW.ict 
Francisco, hi- wife >irs. Laura Chees 


Guests Present. 

man ( i;»rK. and her si^t-r. Mrs. I'rania 
Cheesmau Quaid. of .Alameda Major .'oh i Lewis |{r.)mle\-. of Oak- 

John S. Kimball, lumber and shipping- 1 '°d' ^ ^eti ran oE the Mexican war. al. o 
merchant of San Francisco, family Mrs. ''. .\. U.; h.s w.fe, -Mrs. .Annie (Lever- 
Helen N. Kimball. Miss Helen W. Kim- i"^" I'.romley. 

ball, Miss Daisy C. Kirahall, and Miss Cohmel .\dolphus Skianer Hubbard. 
Elizabeth Kimball, of Seminary Park, organizer of the Sons ot the -Vineri^au 
Alameda Co. " Revolution in Calif .rnia. from which 

Levi U'oi.dbury Kimball, of Oakland, '^'"^'•'ty the order hu= spread through- 
wife Mrs. Grace M Kimball, and daagh- out the United States; his son, Theo- 
ter Miss Gr:iue M. Kimball. " '''^'""^ Worthington Hubbard, of San 

Mrs. Annie L. KiinbaU Sloane. wifeof l->-'ncdsco. Mr. Thom is Allen Perkins 
WJliaai A. Sluaiic, a prominent attor- attorney. Sau Frano;s..-o, secretary of 
ney and ex-judge of Saa Diego. JaL, I'artmouth Alumni -Association of this 
and daughter of Gustavus Franklin city, and memb-r of the Sons of the 
Kimball, of -l-opeka. Kansas, elitorand -'^m'^i-ican Revolucion. 
publisher of --The Kimball Family '^"''** above with Dr. Edwin Stevens 
News." (p. li)-,:i " Clark. Ed j-ar Hobart and Sarah Louise 

Mrs. Miran.hi KimbaU. (wife of 1770) ''^'^''all. are members of the California 
and son Ellis A. Kimball. Also her "fn^^ii'-f'-'-'a-l Society. 

sister. Mrs. Ilaynes with herbabv girl. 

-Mi-.. Joan Kimbr.U Clark of Melrose. '^"'"' "-'' "^ ''■>'^'----^ 'Jat- Hall was 

Alameda Co.. and .sister .Vnna A. ?' ■'^'i -^ Hoy T. Kimball for the R.-uu- 

Kimball. [i;7(Vs sisters.] 

Miss Rebe<'ca M. Kimball of Sau E'ran- 

Ilobart was elected President 

, _ , .'f the family for the ensuin-,'' v^ 

IP- ■'" I Ro - T. Kimball. rre:,s.,T--.r nn.l S:, 

Moses Coi.mbs Kimball, ip. 110 June Louise i-«imbali. S -cretarv 
Ni--\vs) of San Francisco; his brother 
Thomas Dimforth Kimball, with daiii.'h- 

A fe-.v days a-.j a copy of the Kimball 

1 1 ist'irv was placed in t!ie .Mechanics 

ter .Mr.s. Lena Kiml.all S, 

(■on Han.ld Kimball Soul 

Mr.s. Esther J. (Eastii 

July. 1S9S 

A Hatit For An Ancestor. not write sn she made her mark. 1 

For a lonif tim<- the Americaa people 

had previ jiisly fournl frani the Edg-or- 

, ,. , . , - , ley farailv history that .lohn Kimball 

were so busy establishing themselves ^^ ^^..^dlth married Elsie Ed<jerlev. 1.. , 

in theneweouutry that they had no j-j,^ At the time of his marriage he 

time to pay any attention to the matter u^ed in Brentwood. I found also that 

of ancestors. They were somewhat about 1T:<0 aU mention of EUie ceasetl 

interested in anoien: history but the and that John Kimball and Sarah of 
idea never seemed to have struck them , Meredith, appeared on the. books. ] 

th-it their own ancestors were worth found that John liad some property at 

looking up. Of late the various patri- ' one timi. but that he was m >sUy- in. ! 

otic societies have changed all this debt and had his property mortgaged. I- 

and respectable ancestors who took Further I found that in tha last tea |- 

some part in public affairs are at a of tTOO he disposed of his homestead in ;|. 

premium. Few persons have any idea Meredith and that there was no furth- ?" 

of tne work in hunting up a sickle an- er rec n-d of him. I also found that 1 

cestor. In some of tae back numbers David had property in New Hampton ■« 

of the Xews I hdve asked who .John but that he disposed of that in tS03 j 

Kimball of .Mere.lith was. So far I and afterwards, and that he was a f 

have .eceiveJ no auswer. A few. weeks shoemaker. These records gave me no l 

a,.io I starte.l out to tindout who was clues to what I was after. I found on | 

tie aiJC.:-tor of the Meredith Kim- the probate records that Sarah Kimball ( 

balls mentioned on page 11-13 of the of New Hampton, was granted adminis- i 

Family lli.-,t )ry. tratiwn on the estate of John Kimball 1 

lucojiiecti .L with this question there and that she was his widow. . I 

-were one or two <;thers that required The nest thing was to visit New i 

sj.vlng. Ihere was a certain David Hampton. Meredith, Gilford and Gil- I 

K.mi.all of Waldo Co., Me., who was manton and .see if I could find anything j 

s lid to have come from New Hampton, on the old town books that would help I 

N. H.. and to have been born lu Gil- me. Leaving Boston on a morning in . ' | 

fori. It will be observed that the first April I took the train for Bristol., the I 

son of this unlcDown Kimbail was Oav- nearest ^owm to New Hampton. The ! 

id. This all I had to work on. ride took me through the .Merrimack . .: I 

Could lin any way connect the Da /id valley to the town of Bri.stoL H«re I 

Kimball of Waldo Co., Me., the David the railroad came to an end. stopping j 

Kimball of M,-, el. th, anc" Capt. John at the outlet of a small stream that ' l 

K inball of Mei- d t..? One of the first comes down the hill from Newfound- | 

th bgs was to write to Meredith and land lake. Here I took the stage. I I 

tiud out if there u ere any records of was the only pas.senier for New Hamp- j 

births, deaths, or marriages in that ton. Arriving at New Hampton I at '^ 

toan This I did with the result that once hunted up the Town Clerk and he I 

I was told there were no such records, went with me to the Town Hall and 

I then went to Exeter and Dover and unlocking the safe gave me the records. : 

carefully studied the deeds and pro- These 1 had toread over paire by page | 

ba:e rejord, to see if I could find out as there was no index and the births, .j. 

anvtiiing about either John or David, lieath-- and marriages were all mixed t 

I found a number of deeds on the ree- "P with other town a,rt-airs. 1 did not 

,., ^ , ^. , succed m nmling a word in reyurrl to 

ord. which showed me taat a .loan David Kimball on this book, but i fouod i 

Knaball wife was Elsie lived in j^^ marriag.. of Joseph Kimball his . . .; 

Meredith. I also found that he always brother and found that h.s wife's u.-irae 

spi--llei! his name Kiiubel. Elsie could was I'hebe Smith and not Betsey as it .; 

il8 Kimball Family News. 

had betn ffiven to me. Joseph Kim- ' build a ponnd. And that Lieut. John 
ball and Phebe Smith ivani married Kimball vras surveyor of highways in 
Kov. 21, IMO. I also found the mai-- 1781. I then went to Laconia and 
riag-e ot Timothy Kimball, and of Polly: spent the night. In the murnin;^ I 
she married John Huntress. Juue 30, drove to Gilford to see if loould find any 
1S14. This served to show me that traces of -John there. There 1 was told 
one of tiie faindy lived in N'ew Harap- that the oM town books of Gilraanton 
ton. The Clerk then showed me as a ' v.-ere at Belmont. S.> 1 hud t > go back 
curiosity an old account book tlxat by to Laconia and take a team from tnere 
some means had got among the town and drive down to Belmont. Here I 
books. I found on this old book David found an<>th^-r trace of John Kimball, as 
Kimball's groeerv account. He was follows: "John Kimball and Sarab Cros- 
charged with certain amounts of X. E. bie, both of Meredith, were joined to- 
and W. I., and some tea. and was cred- gether in marriage, Feb. <;, 17^1. by 
ited by cutting some wood. This au- llev. Mr. Isaac Smith." ^ 

count was finally settled by David Kim- A letter wa.s writtep to Mr. Hunter af- 
balliul.sH. This old book at last fcstab- ter I arrived at home. Hisreply to this 
lished a connection between Captain gave me the informuti'jn that Jo>eph 
John Kimball and David. Kimball was the sun .if (apt.. iohu Kira- 
The ne.xt morning 1 tuok a boy and a baU, that. Capt. John's wi.L.iv liv.'d 
liorse and drove over to .Meredith, on witii Joseph after hi.-, wife I'helje Smith 
the hunt of Warren Kimball. I had a died, and that he remembered being at 
long hunt for him but tiually found old Mrs. Kimball's funeral \vhen lie was 
him on the ti>p of a high hill near -Mer- a boj- He went to her grave after re- 
editli Center. I f.jund that he knew ceiving mr letter to see if tht-re was 
iilmci-t uotliing about his family, but any stone at it, but could not tind 
he told me his uncle Charier Lafayette any. He thought her name was Sar- 
lived down in the valley about two ah Crosby. He further said that Capt. 
miles away, so I went in hunt of John was the father of the children giv- 
Cbarles. When I found him I found en on page 1143 and that David went to 
thathekneu- siill less than Warren, Maine in l!il4. It still remains to find 
He wasalile however, to give me his out who Capt. John Kimbel was. As I 
own wife's i.aiue and the names of his have already said he hailed in the first 
children and grandchildren, llisgrand- place frona Brentwood. He is called 
mother's name he ctmld not give me John Cimball in one of the early deeds, 
but said the kept house for his father In anothi-r John Morrill, of XottinL"-- 
after his mother's death He said that ham. s-!!-- to .lolm Kimb..-1 of Brciit- 
there was a Mr. Hunteriu Xew Hamp- wood, !iaU' a riirht of land in i;ilia:jii- 
ton who could give me some informa- ton. .Mav 7. 17iU. John Kimball and 
tiou. As I could not well go back to. "ife.AUee of Meredith sell this land 
New Hampton in search of .Mr. Hunter 'Vhts identities him a-^ the Jnhn of Mer- 
l had to dr'.ip that t-.rauch iif iuvestiga- t-dith. who marn."! i:-- K ' . rley of 
tlon. I then went to .Mei-eilith denot lirentwo.vl. 1 kn.. ■■ . i. .. ■ .ilvim- 
and hunted up the towh clerk's office, balls in,,! ■ .,.■ - . :ne but 
, ,,_ ,, , , , . ,, I have not m-en abl .• -,. :.. i.: , : v .lohu. 
I tourid the old books but there was [^ M^.p.-iiirh h.- at <'nc tiui- owned a 
nothing on them in relation t'o any saw mill. He was licensed as a re- 
chiidren of Capt. John K^mbail. -I tailer in 1T>.-,. 
found however tiiat John Kimball was ' - - -' "' ...._» , i 

stable in 177.J, and tin 

to have Jolin Kml. 

L-nitrnts in Mi 
;h:..t .lohn K: 

July, 1S9S 


Domes;"' that there was six in the fam- 
ily; tlialhe had four acres cleared and 
nine acres felled. 

Lieut. John Kimhall of Meredith. 
wa^ in (."apt. Nathaniel Ambros's Co.. 
in Col. Welch's Reg-"t, which marched 
from Moultonboroug-h and adjoining 
towns, Sept. 30, 1777, and joined the 
continental army under General Gates 
at Saratoga and after the surrender of 
General Burg'oyuc. march with the 
Guard as far as North Hampton in the 
Stite of Massachusetts Bay and was 
then discharg'ed. 

John Kimball. Lieut., enlisted Sppt. 
30, di.-^charg'ed Xov. ti: time in service, 
one m'mth and seven days, at .is. '-s_ 
per month: wages .£9. IDs, 9d. John 
was Lieut, in Col. Badger's Regiment 
of .Militia in the 4th Co., in Meredith. 
in 1777. 

A number of the descendants of Capt. 
John are still living in Meredith and 
the adjacent towns, but ;hese seem but 
little interest 'd in their ancestc -rs. 

S.P. Shabples. 

Their New President. 
Edgar Hobart who was elected presi 
dent of the Pacific Coast Kimball A.sso- 
ciuti-'.n at the reunion June 4, is tiio 
husband of Harriet Emily, sister of 
Sarah Louise Kimball. He was chosen 
because of his fine executive ability and 
because Roy T. refused to serve again.- 
against the unanimous wish of the 
members. Roy T. being both modest 
and obstinate gained his point. Mr. 
' Hobart will till the bill admirably. He 
is a natural leader. He has a younger 
I brother on board the Petrel in Admiral 
I Dewey "s command, who was at the Ma- 
I nilla fight. It was the Petrel that ran 
j in and took possession of the harbor. 
j Tlie great-great-grandfather of these 
; H.Tb.irts, .\aron Hobart of Abington, 
j Mass.. had the first brass foundry in 
America, and cast munitions of war 
; forthearmy of the Revolution. It was 
here. too. that one of his workmen, a 
, Frenchman, taught Paul Revere the 
J art of casting bf Us. (See Fam. Hist. 
I 810-1030). 

Miss Isabel Moore Kimball, ihe sec- 
ond daughter of David William Kim- 
ball of Mclntir'". Iowa, is studying 
sculpture in the classes of Mr. Hert'ert 
Adams in New York. Miss Kimball has 
been studying only a short time and 
her first work appeared at the '-Kelly 
Sun Dial competition" held in connec- 
ti.jn with the exhibition of the Nation- 
al Sculptors' Society iu New York last. 
April, where her design received hon- 
orable mention. At this cooapetition 
designs were submitted from sculptors 
in .Vmerica, England and Australia, 
(see p. 440) 

.\ late number of the Concord. N. H. 
Granite Monthly contains an elaborate 
illustnited article on Meriden. N. H. 
and Kimball Union Academy, one of 
tile most noted of New England schools. 
(See p. I'.i7 Fam. Hist.l We will prob- 
ablv make use of it in a future issue. 

Granville Kimball, late of Chicago, 
has . enlisted as an engineer in the 
United States navy. lie is a skillfuj 
mechanic and this position, we believe, 
ranks with that of captain in the army. 
He is son of John Granville Kimball, 
but is not given in the history. His 
father's record on page 96-3 is all 
awry, but is lined up on page 108 of 
the News, June number, and page V2ii 
of this number. His vessel is the Leu- 
ardo and has already passe I through 
an e.-teiting experience. While towing 
a barge from Newport Neves to Key 
West recently, they ran into a fog, the 
hawser broke, and the barge lost to 
view. For two days they scouted the 
vicinity without success. The barge 
and its five men were probaDly lost. 

Capt. F. .M. Kimball 1 1^').-.) was Grand 
-Army Marshal of the day at Decori- 
tion day parade in Topeka, .May 30. 

Kimball Familv News. 



Another break has been made in the 
Elgiu family. Mrs. Walter II. Ivimball 
I p. 909) died May 24, 18yS, after a short 
illness. She had suffered from neural- 
gia, but no serious re.'iults had been 
anticipated until the morning- of her 
death, when the heart was attacked. 
She was a woman hig-hly respected, an 
active worker in the Woman's Relief 
Corps, and a member of the Woman's 
Club. She was a member of the Bap- 
tist church, but usually attended ser- 
vices at the L'niver--ahst oiuirch. She 
leaves a husband and three children. 

COL. W.M. 1'. CHAyUI.KR. 

The first number of the N'ews con- 
tained a sketch of (.'ol. Chandler. (B'am 
Hist. p. .=>9:*i. We liiive now to reeorii 
his death, which occurred at his home 
in Danville. 111.. ,Iune 13. 1>9.'^. The 
Danville Daily Commercial sa3-s: 

Col. Caandler's death, while not ur 
expected, cau^ed universal reyret. He 
was a notable soldier and a priuninent 
man of affairs. He alteuded the Deco- 
ration day services a short time ago, it 
being- remarked then that it would per- 
haps he the last time for him to parti- 
cipate or observe those services which 
wer- a task of love for him to perform. 

It then copies a sketch from the Kim- 
ball Family Xews above referred to and 

■'Col. Chandler was one of the prime 
movers for the soldiers" nionument. He 
was the --Father of liatlery A" and to 
his efforts is lar.Lfcly due the organi- 
zation of the artillery company in l-iV."). 
He has leen foliowing the movements 
.if the battery since it departed for the 
war. and recently sent the boys a let- 
ter telling them what to e.xpect and 
wnat they must do. lie uas a very 
lievout man and was foryeurr, an elder 
in the first Presbyterian church, re- 
tiring four vears atro, when too old to 
perform the duties."' 

His wife .-^arah Elizabeth Kimball 
died in 189ii, asheretol!ore reported, a 
lice more l.iiu a year aiter tac cele- 
^n-atioifof ttieir feoUien wedding. • _ 

The gaps left in the Elgin and Dan- 
ville families ar^ very marked. Both 
these families were descended from 
Pvichard, Benjamin, David. Aaron. 
Both were from Hopkinton. N. H. The 
Elgin branch went to Groton, in Graf- 
ton county, thence to Elgiu. The 
other branch went to Orange, a 
toun adjoining Gioton, and thence to 
Danville. Twenty years ago there 
would gather at theD.inville reunions, 
twenty-five to thirty members of the 
family. It would be difficult to gather 
one half that number now. IVrhap.s 
in Elgin the difference would not be so 
marked and there the family was still 
more numerous. 


Dr. T. C. Kimball of Marion. Ind .has 
received the commis-ion of s\irge..n in 
chief in the volunteer army. 'The com- 
mission <:ame as a surprise, as he had 
not applied for it. The appointment 
was made by President McKinley. Dr. 
Kimball w-as a surgeon of the old 4i'th 
regiment. Indian-a nitional guard, 
which is now the Kjuth Indiana volun- 
teers, in eump at Chickaruauga. lie is 
a member of the National Military Sur- 
geons' association and stanilb very high 
in that bouy. It is his opinion that 
the association has given his name for 
the appointment. A telegram from 
Was'nington notified him to be ready to 
go to the front at any moment. 

Captain W. A. Kimball son of Culonel 
A S. Kimball U.S..\., at present dept. 
-quatermaster at New York city, who 
was not long ago appointed by Gov. 
Budd first lieutenant ard regimental 
(luarter master of the Tth California In- 
fantry, has now been appointed by 
President McKinley captain and assist- 
ant quartermaster in the array. It may 
almo-,t be said that he was burn and 
bred In the business. (See Fam. Hist. 

p. IM!<9.) 

July, 1S'»S 



Fakilv Nk«s, Topeka, Kansas. Price 

upplemsntary to the Data of the 
-Kimball Family History " 

'a^e (575— Charles \V: 
Mar. 9. ISTtJ. Mat; 

;d. Mar. 2'J. 

at Penn Van. N, 

rren Kimb.xll m. 

Clark Cttin. !.. 
1893. lie resides 

Y. Children: 1. 

Charles W., h. Jan. Ki. lS.->7. 2. Ir- 
wiu Paine, b. Feb. il J. 1879. 3, heigh 
Wadbworth, b. June 5, ISSl. 

l'a;rf TiiT— Ii-eue Lucretia KimbalP ra. 
Hsl. W. A. SUn^eriand. They re- 
^iui-a"- Hood River. Oretron, where 
thi'y have a successful fruit ranch. 

Pag-e 79S— Ann Haker Brown was born 
in Ipswieh, .Mass., July 3, ISU: d. 
at the house of her sun Howard 
Kimball in Indianapolis, Ind., June 
14, 1S9.5. 

Add after Boston, Mass., at top of 
pag-e: Atunearly arre after a conx- 
mou school education he went into 
the general eountrj- store of Daniel 
Coggswell of ipswieh, Mass., as a 
clerk, remiiiuinu- there until he was 
twenty-one when he went to |jost<in. 
Mass and started in the "jrocery and 
provision business on his own ac- 
count. He did a thriving- business 
and during- the g-old excitement in 
Califi.irnia in the early fifties he was 
heavy shipper of produce from a 
Boston to rian Francisco. He was 
a staunch old line Whig previous 
to the birth of the Republi<;an pi»r- 
ty. which he joioed and loyalh- 
followed its fortunes so Ion? as he 
lived. He was always a leader in 
the party and was one of those who 
assisted in the formation of the 
first \Vide .-Vwake Club in Boston. 

at the opening of the campaign 
which resulted in the elertiou of 
Abraham Lincoln. He held the 
position of weitrher and gauger in 
the Custom House at Boston. .Mass., 
during the first term of Lincoln's 
admiuistration. He was a loyal 
and patriotic citizen d'-voted to his 


i Annie Brown' b. Ipswich, Mar. 
12. lS.:i;: m. Jan. 20. ISHi, Lieut. 
Uilliam Heusti.= White, b. Keene, 
X. H.. April 19. l!3S. He is the 
son of ^-ihubiel White, and a de- 
scendant of Peregrine White who 
was born on the Mayflower. They 
live at Junction City. Kansas, where 
he has filled several offices of trust 
and honor. Child: Kate Elizabeth 
■White'" b. Mar. 1.5. ISiiS: m. Jan. 7, 
1591. John Ora Marshall, b. Mar. 
15. lSrt3: son of Levi H. and Tillie 
C. Marshall of 'Williamsburg. Ind. 
They live in .St. Louis. .Mo.. w"'ere 
he is an attorney at law. Chil - 
dren: 1. John Brown Marshall'^ 
b. Juuctiuu City. Kan.. Nov. 
1, 1S91. 2. Marguerite Marshall" 
b. Junction City. Kan., may Jtj, 1S93. 

ii .Mary Biker^ b. Ipswich. Mass.. 
May i. 1S3S; d. May 29, 1S3S. 

iii Charles Henry^b. Brooklyn, X.Y., 
Aug. I."). IStl, d. Clarendon. Tf.-^as, 
Jan. li. !SsS. He was employed 
for about five years in the whole- 
sale dry goods house of J.-M Beebe 
Jt Co.. Franklin .Street, itoston. He 
went to Leavenworth. Kan., at the 
close of the war and for a time was 
paymaster's clerk under Major 
Rodney .Smith and MaJDr Shreves, 
after this he was book-keeper 
for Evans .i Co., Post Traders 
at Fort Sill. Indian Territory. 

'v Alfred Warren'b. Bo.ston. .Mass., 
Nov. 1. 1>43: d. Sept. 30. 1S44. 
! 4.23a V Howard-' b. B-jston. Mass., June 

■J3. H4.-,. 

i Rich-ard Warrer 
d. Feb. 3S, l!<49. 

b. Mar. 



Kimb.all f'amilv Xe< 

vii Frank Xeu-eU» b. Aug. 11, 1S49; 
d. Feb. J4. IS.-..5. 

viii tluriy Sargent'* b i;o?toa, Mass., 
Aag. 13, lS,"a. I.,ives at Cbica^'o. 
111.; DO. Dec. -JS. ISi^O, .Martha Jane 
Skincer of Clarendon, Texas. 
Page 807— f^amuel Colt Kimball* (Sam- 
uel S.' Georg^e W." Asa* Philemou-' 
Joseph'' Joha^ Richard') b. Barton, 
Vt., Mar. U, IS.JO; m. Mar. l.'J. Ui^, 
Celina V. Hovey of Albany, Vt 
From about Isiiij to IsST ne li.ed in 
Albany, Vt.: graduated iu 1.S77 
from Eastman's Jjusiuess College, 
Poug-hk«^epsie, N, Y. In 18S7 be 
went to Puyallnp. Washington, 
where he started a department 
store which was very suecessful. 
In lS9tJ he returned to Barton Land- 
ing'. Vt., where he is doing a pros- 
perous business in general mer- 

I Harold Colt" b. Albany. Vt., Mar. 
S, ISS.^. 

ii Raymond Charles" b. Albany, Vt.. 
Dec. 17, 1*8^. 

iii Hug-h Allen" b. Puyallup, Wash- 
ington. Dec. t5. ItJ'.'O. 

iv Mabel Louise" b. Puyallup. Wush- 
ingion. .luly (>, I.S'J3. 
l*a;^e 807 — 17n.">b \ViUiam Ellsworth 
Klinball* (.Samuel S.'' George W.* 
Asa'' Phileaion^ .Joseph''' . John^ Rich- 
ard i) b. Karton, Vt.. Aug-. 3, ISOl: 
m. Feb. 23. I'-t»:i. Mabel Log'e Edin- 
g-er. Mmneapolis. Minn..b. Chicago, 
Sept .T. l*i'iS. As a child she showed j 
wonderful musical ability which! 
was developed by the best masters. | 
At the present time she ranks a.s 
one of the foremost women organ- 
ists of this country. 

He was educated at St. .Johns- 
bury, Vt. , Academy. In'.) he 
went west and for four years was 
ajrent 'or Fayerweather .t T.adew 
of New Yorlc. in Chicago. Minneap- 
olis, and Duluth, In I'S'j:! he re. 
turned east for the same firm and 

has sjnce that time been their south- 
ern ;j.ew England agent. He re- 
sides in Waterbury, ("ouu. 
! Kathryo Paine' b. Moatclair, N.J., 
Aug-. 3S. 1S95. 

Page 81<>-Charle&B Kimball*fm 
ber of the California Sons of the 
.American Revolution. 

Page SH— Sample s-houUl be Saupe. 

Page 8l-i — Sleeper should be S.avvyer 
Aloaeda should be .\laroeda. 
Clara J Heath should be Saralj 
J. Heath. 

Page 813 — I77'ia Charles Eklrounds Kim- 
ball-\^Villiam B.'.\mos* Amos*Deau 
Joseph" John"- Richard') b. Sept, 
24. JS.-iC; m. Nov. 17. 18*7. Mario E. 
Bennett of New York. He is presi- 
dent of a railroad and resides at 
Summit, N. J. 


i William Geoffrey^ b. Sept. 8. 1885- 

New York, 
il Charles E.-i b. Jan. 21, 1S91, Sum- 
mit, N. J. 
iii A-Iden^b. Jan. 11. 1S94, Summi' 
N. J. 

Page 8-'0— Edward E.' was b. July not 

Page 5:i7 — James Austin Burns'* m. Sept' 
19. 1864, Mary Josephine Grannis. 
b. Sept. IS, 1S4'2. New Britain. Conn. 
daughter of William E. and Marv 
Jant^ (MorgHC) Granule. Cliildrfi. 
1. Edwin Perry Burns-'i v, y^h ::• 
18fi»3. 2. James Frederick KDrii.- ' 
b. Feb. 5. ISCS. 3. Marv Uuras'' b 
Aug. n. 187-*. Atlanta. Gp. 

Page 828 — Erase after children. Henry 
William .\twiuer^'' b Newburvn'-i.--. 






1 Ii*. 1> 
.n ParU 

! Page ■828 — Josephine 
I Hamlin Grant. .^ 

m. June 2t;, 18-0 

I Clement, b. LoweU. Mass,. Apr 

i 20. 184.'): sou of Harrison Davis .ii 

•Chloe (Bailey) ( lemeut._ Chd,lr.-i 

1.. Annie Louisa (.lemeui''' li. Bos' '^ 
I 'Mass., July M. Ir'-<1. '-:, Harris 
j Barns Clement''', b. East Urnr:.'! 

I -N. J.. April 2'.t, l-i.--:'.. :i. Krcder,-, 

Parker Clement'" b. West .Medf'-'T' 
I Mass, Sept 19. 1884: d. West .Mcv. 

ford, Mass., Oct. 23, 1884- 

VM^.r ■■ -. ]t^-A 

July, 1898 

•■ ? 

Page 835— Insert ISila Leonard Kim- 
hall'* a' h arles" Peter'' Fran<:ib'' Jos- 
epli' Itiohard' Thomas^! Richard' i 
b. iSebag-o, Me., Aug. i'3, 184S; ru. 
Dec. ii. 1S77. Mary J. Pierce, b. 
Mar. 14, 1S.'>4; daughter of John 
I'ier.-e of Steuben. Me. Thej live 
at Minneapolis, Minn., where he is 
a member of the iirm of Kimball 
and Storer Co. Printers. 


1 Claude D.= b. April 19, 1879. 

ii Eugene D." b. Juue 20 1SS3. 
Page 83.i-lS21b Porter Kimball'tCharles' 
Peter" Francis'^ Joseph* Pach- 
ara' ThDma^- Hichard') b. Sebago, 
Me., May 6, Itjol; m July 4, ISSo, 
Eva Merrett o£ Wilmar, Minn. He 
is a farmer and lives at Hop*;. X. 


i Perley»b. .Ian. 1, issj. 

ii Arthur W.'' b, Feb HJ, 1S84. 

iii F.l--ar l',''b. >^i>t. 3, l5-*:i. 

tt-' h. 


. 3. 1889 
!0. 189-2 

rii Lucy i;,'' 1.. Aun-, 15. 1895. 
Page 83S— Fmily Cwuti-' m. July 9, 1806, 

William S. Forest of Chicago. 
Page 84.5 — fiiokersoa and Dic;kenson 

should be Diehinsou. 
Page 84tV — Ketehum should be Ketcham. 
Pages 846 and 847 — Morris shculd be 

Page 850— Kev. John died July, 1897. 



■ erase "Mill agent I 
viUe, R. L'-, and I 
rer of SlatersviUe ! 



iD,--ert. --Is tr.'iisurer . 

and Jewett ( ity Mill 

Providence ii. I.'" 
Page 856 — Anna Louise (4 

May 3, 185-'. I 

Page 859 — EHra C. Chapin should be ^ 

Ellen Elizabeth Chapin. I 

Page 861— Eleanor iHllum shoul'i be } 

F.leanor Amelia Cillum. 
Page ^61— NLary .V. C. Trott was b July | 

was born 

-.Moses Brown Kimball d. 
uryport. .Mass., July '29, 1S96. 

Page »6'3^Instead of Joanna Ames. 

read Joanna Eames Johnson. 
Page 802— Wirt Fuller Kimball, son of 

Georg-e Alden, b. Nov. 2, 1897. 
Page 871— Sarah F. Holt was b. 1831. 

not 1621. 
Page 873— George L Kimball m. Oct. 16. 

1879. .\manda Cora St Cyr. daughter 

o' Adolphus Frederick L. .-^t Cyr. 

Resides in Kansas City. Missouri. 


i Clara Anna .Marie'" b. Sept. 2'i. 

ii Ruby Estella'" b. July 20, 1883. 
iii Fanny St Cyr-" b. July 6, is,m7. 

Page 87.5 — xii Ora should be Ira. 

Page 876 — Ruth .\un Southard b Jan 
31, 1S36, ISath. N. H.: daught,-r of 
William and Ana W.(l!ai reniSouth- 

Page 879 — 1935d Ba.vter Franklin Kim- 
ball' (Jesse' Edward"' Jonathan* 
Samuel* David-'' Kenjamin- Richard'! 
b. l!^26, Messina, X, Y.:m. .Augusta 

. Child: Florence A.« b. 1856: 

m. Feb, 24. 1881, .Marshall Uald- 
ridge. b. 1846. 

Page 8S6 — 195Sa .Vmbrose Kimball-' (Cy- 
rus=' ilellen" Asa-' David-' David^ 
■Benjamin- Richard') b. Cincinnati. 
Ohio. Xov. 19, 1839; m. Nov. 3. 186.5. 
Carrie Widerecht; m. v.'nd Sophia 
Loughenbury Graham, youngest 
• daughter of Frank and Salome 
Loughenbury and adopt,'d daugh- 
ter of the late Thmrias Ch-uham of 
Warren. Pa.; b. March 18. 1863. 

In 1863 he entered the navy as 
third assistant engineer. He re- 
signed oa account of ill health af- 
ter serving eigiiteen months. 

lu 1873 he went to \Vashington 
Territory and remained there for 
some time, the country not suit- 
ing him he returned to Cincinnati 
" and iu 1885 went to tlie Penu. i>il 
Regions, and re.-ided at Kiuzua for 
several years removing to Ceres. 
X. Y . ".r. 1889 where he was resid- 
ing inlb97. 

■ ♦ 

^ I 

Kiinbali Family Xeu's. 


i Jtaynard-' b. May .1. 18">s. 
ii Jasper" b. July 2-J. 1870. 
iii Arthur^ b. Feb. 14, 187tj. 
iv Cvrus Curtis' b. Oct. 31. 1S92. 
Pag-e SS'J— 10'>'*b Cliarlotte Kiinhan" 
(Cyru.s' Arellen" Asa' David^ l>avid« 

Page Wi~— Hannah i;. Kimball, daugh- 
ter of st,..plK-n and Hannah (!;ar 
ney) Kimball. 

Arthur''' m. Lamar Ford, daugh- 
ter of Georg-e N. and Amanda >[. 
(Dinris) Ford; SOD, Archie'^'. Keside.'- 
Grafton, N. II. 

Benjamin^ Richard^) b. PortvUle, | Pa^g 917— Charles A. Hamliu has a 
N. Y.. Mar. 1. 1S40: m. Aug. 14. dan-rhtt^!- Gertrude Augu;, 

lS7i;. Valentine Perry Carter, b. lin, b. Wehtfonl. Mass-, June 

May 1>;. lS->3 At the age of ten 
years she went with her paren 
Cineinnati. Ohio 

After her mar- 

riasre she resided at Ceres, N. Y., a 1 
town which is situated in two j 
states. She lived there three years | 
and then removed to Duke Center. I 
Pennsylvania, where her husbaml j 
put in a gas line which was the | 
second line in the state of f ennsyl- I 
vania. In IS.i-t they removed to [ 
Friendship. X. Y.. an agrieultural I 
town situated on the Erie railroad, j 


i Roy >Hner Carter-'.'b Oct. 18, 18S7. 1 
Cere-. N. Y. j 

Page s>.;— l.eander Auu-u^tu? Robinson" ' 
m. .Nellie Cole. Child; Cretia May i 
Robin.-.or'". Resides New IpswiL-h, ! 
N. H. I 

Frank Kimball Robinson''* b. Aug. j 
;2,5, 18.10. d. Feb. e.",. 18^8. j 

Harry Clarence Robinson''' b. June 1 

18, 18.-.7. d. Feb. X l<.:>. 1 

Page 881;— Join Tha.\tcr-' b. May '20. { 

18-17. I 

Chailotte Elizabeth Thaxter" b. ! 
July U'. l8-^'.^. d. Jan. 19, 18:2. | 

Wiiliam Thomas Thaxter^ b. May i 
2.5, 18.^1. d. April (). 1878. \ 

Ruby Helen Thaxter-' b. Deo. 16, j 
18.-j3, ru. Henry J. Reynolds. He Is | 
a druggist and reside.* in Eastport. [ 
Maine. Children; 1 Thornas Harold 1 

Reynolds'" b. . ■-'. Leon P.eeley i 

lle\ nobis"'. .'?, Augusta Reynold.s"'. } 

Charles Tha.xter''' b. XoV. ID: 18.-,C,. 
Resides Dennisville. Maine. [ 

tlihuan liaeheller Thaxter' b. ' 
Sept. 11;. {>•"■'■. Ueside.s .Maehias. ' 

Page »24— iOiViia Daniel ^V. Kimball^ 
Samuel A.^ Samuel^ Nathan'' Na- 
tiuiniel^ Jonathin'"' Heujamin^ Rich- 
ard'- b. April l.i, 1S34, m. Aug. 14, 
18.").>. Mary Wingate, daughter of 
IJenjamin and Lavinia (Davis) Win- 

i Clara E." b. June 17, 18.-;8. 
. ii Annie" b. .Aug. ?,. IM150. 

iii .M. B. Frank" b. July 7, 1S03. 
iv Mary E.'-'b. Nov. 11. IST,;, 
V Ernest E.'-' b. Dec. 27. l,;;y. 
Page 0.31— Berta Lang should be Ber- 
tha Lang. h. U.-t. U. ISiU. 
Page '.«7~NatIianiel T.' m. Jan. 2.'5. 
18'Ji. Lizzie G. Trask of Rochester. 

i Marian'". 

li Nathaniel Thurston'". 
Page ',».J8— Willard Chapman Kimball 
should be VViUard Child Kimball. 

Mary E. Markel was born lS,i6. 
u >t 18(;6. 

Charles Seymour b. .Mar. 17. not 
Mar. 15. 


b. Ang. 21: 


Sept. U 


,07a George lienjamin Kiin- 
baU' (lienjamin (..' ileniainin''' Ed- 
raund'"' E.huund' Samuel^ lienjamin'-^ 
Richard'] 0. Cr.iveasvill.;'. .\lo.. m:ir. 
2. 1.844; in. Feb. :',i. l-i;-. .Nancv .M. 
Hi!l. J;ui<:ht,'r (jf Uilliam P." and 


2nd May 7. 1-,.. .M , .- 
Maev. b. Julv 7. ;-ll 
gow. Scotland: , I, .l,,r: 
soiiri. .May li.. 1 -;,;;■, . 
William and UaunaU 
He has been a farnj. 
chant and now reside 
port. ilo. 

^1; in. 

July, 1898 



Caroline Elizabeth» b. Mar. 3, IST'.'. 
Teicher, Alb-my, Mo. 
. Mary Kliza'' b. June li, 187-t; Re- 
sides Jamesport, Mo. 
iii Georgia Ann Virginia' b. July 25. 
1S76; d. N'oT. 2S. ISTS. 
Zerelda Adilie'-' b. Jaly 7, 18S0. Ke- 
sides Jamesport. Mo. 


i Josephine V.n-). Sept. 7. 1S30.. Re- 
sides Janae.son. Mo 

ii William Thurston' b. July 33, ISsi; 
d. Mar. 21, 1383. 

;ii Lulu May3 b. Nov. ."i. 1-S3. 

iv Alioe Elii^abetlV-' b. Xov. U. ISSr.. 
Page03S3107b--James SViUiara Ktmbair 
(Benjamin 5.' Benjamin'' Eliuund'* 
Edmund"" .Samuel" Benjamin- Kich- 
aroi] b. Cravensville, Mo.. Dec. 10. 
m. 1-^4."); Feb. 14. 1S77. Ann Vogel. He 
is a farmer and resides near .Jame- 
son. Mo. 
rag-eli3S— -'lU7c Eliza Man-ur Kimball" 
(Benjamin G." Benjamin^ Edmund'' 
Edmund'* SatLiiel'^ Benjamin- Kich- 
ard'i b. : m. Dec. 31. 1S73. Jos- 
eph H. l-'eurt. d. .Mar. 10, IS-;!: m 
2nd Henry Hubbard, lies. Jameson, 

i Oaofe Davis Feurt" b. Julv 14, H74; 

m. Dec. U. l''^)*). Nannie Froman. 

ii C-riruleH Feurt^ b. June 27. iS77. 

--iii J..=epli H. Feurtii .b. Mar. 23, 1S30, 

d Mar. 2.3, 1S30. 
iv Capitnla Ruth Hubbard'^ b. July 

30. 1393. 
V Horace L. Hubbardo b. -Mar. 27. 

Page 938 -2107d 

(Benjamin <'.. 

Edmund* .San 

ard'ib. Jan. 2.' 

m. May 22. 1; 
Page 039— 2107e Nathaniel Thurston 

Kimball'' (Benjamin' Benj-imin'' F,d- 

mnnd' E Imuud' .Samuel' Beujamin- 

Riehard'i b. ; m. .May 'J. l^sH. 

Elizabeth Lowrv. 

Alice Ann Kimball^ 
licmjamin'' Edmund'' 

uel' Benjamin- R'ch 
1355; d. June 23. 1338: 

J5. .Jiimts Wilson. 


i Ernest B." b. Dec. 9. 1338. 

il Orville^b. May 12, 1890. 

iii Richar,13 b. Oct. 22, 1392. 
Page 939— William Augustus Kimball' 
was graduated at Vale College and 
at the Mass. Institute of Te-hmilo- 
gy. He lived ia New Vi^rlc City, 
and was a captain in the second 
New York Cavalry, and was also 
connected witli a . Connecticut reg- 
iment during the war of 13!'d. He 
d. at Passadena. California, Sept. 
27, 1337. His widow i, the daugh- 
ter of liufus Hatch. She- spends 
the school year at Palo .Vlto. re- 
siding d-aring summer at Pasadena. 

i Sherman'-' b. New York City, 
July 4. 1831. Has graduated from 
BelmoQt Military Academy and 
will enter the Lelaud Stdnford 
UnivtT.-ity in Sept.. 13',t-i. 
ii Rufu.s^ h. Neu- York City. July 20, 
1833. is a student at Belmout Mili- 
tary Academy. 

These boys are descended in tliree 
differeuC lines from Benjamin Kim- 
ball, and in two different lines from 
Thom-as Kimball, sons of Richard. 
Page 94'>.i— i-.uruey should be Barney, 
and William Burney should be Mil- 
ton B.irnev. 

Albert Barney Kimball m. June 
23. 1397. -Myrtle" C. Whaley of .Man- 
hattan, Kansas. Child: Editli Lou- 
ise, b. ?>candia. Kansas, May 23. 
Page 943— Caleb Kimball d. about 1850. 

i Charles Eeonard^ b .Vmesbury. Mass. 
April 20. lS2.->: d. Ne',v B.,ston. N.IL 
Feb. 213, 1S'.I2: m. Sarnh .M CuiHiiug- 
ham. Oct. 1843. Child: Lil'Lin M.'" 
b. 1353. d. Oct. IsTu. 

ii Wuliatu Henry^ b. ; d. East 

Pitts'.m. Me., Feb. 24 .IssO: m. E.ust 
Pittston, Me., t-mma J. Uuating- 

Kimbali Family Xc-ws. 

J Nfurtha Ann" b. Junr 0. 1S2!': m. 
Xov. ISl'J, John T Bijvven ol Novsi 
Scotia. Cliikh-en: 1. John T. Bow- 
en'" b. {"ainbriJgeport. Mass., Apri^ 

28. 1851: d. . I.'. Sarah A. Bo%v- 

en'" b. Boston., Mar 18.54; d. 

. 3. Lmma J. Boweu'" b. Ko.s- 

ton. Maiis.. Feb. 9. 1S.->S-. m. Mr. 
Wilson. 4, Florence A. Bowen'" b. 
Oct. 16, 18tj0: m. Elmer Jones of 
Boston- 5. Lorenzo W. Bowen'o 
b. Charleston. ;Ma.*s., Get. 11. isf,4. I 

F Caleb F.» b. .-^ug. 3. 1831 d. Feb 

Sarah J.'-' Ho,,ksett. N. 
ISS.i; m. William F. 

Woodstook, Vt..b. 

Mass.. Mav. !-*.=;. Ch; 

H.. Afay :u. 

WhitiQg- of 
: d Daxbury, 
)dren: 1. Lu- 

cia T. Whiting'-' b. Pembroke. Mass.. 
.Nfar. .), lAr,5: d. Charleston. Mass.. 
Jan. 19. 'ISTU. -.'. Caleb Kimball 
Wbitinff'"'b. Pembroke. .Mass.. Sept. 

vi Calista F.'-" b. Lynn. mass.. July 11. 
183^l: m. Llenry i.'. Farjro. of Boston, 
Ma.s. Chil-iren; 1. William H. Far- 
go'". 2. (Je.rce W. Farffo^". 
vii Xancy 1>.^ b. Boston. Mas.-.. Sept. 
11. 1841: d Charlestown. Mass.. 
July :Hi, 1881: ra. William H. Foster 
of Portsm..uth. X. U. Chil.ireu: 1. 
.Mattie S. Fo.-,ter""'. -\ Edith A. Fos. 
ter'". :). Louisa P. Foster"'. 

Page 9+4 — V line should be born 
Feb. 13. 1818: d. Dee. Hi. 18ij7. 

Page 94.') — .\zubx .'^argent Fairbrother, 
b. Feb. 10. i-:<. dau. of Amos and j 
Maria (Sar^'-ent) Fairbrother. 

I'ajre 9'ii) — I ;ientwoiid should be lUent- 1 

should be 1» 
loug-h should be Lot- 


worth: m. 1 
Paare 9t'.3— Lett 

tie Cloutrh. 
Pa?e9';.''.— Sallit 

not 18I-J. 
Paire9+(<-Tliird line should be J<.isephine 

K..M.. b. Salem. April .:. H4.V. m. 

Sept. ■■. 1«T1. Mos.?si:roivni.f Xe-.v- 

buryport. Chi ldren:b.Xe-.v bury port. 

1. Arthur Pt-rkins Brown'" b. May 4. 

1873. ■.'. fb.-nrr Satford Brown-' b. 

Au;.f 3ii. 187.5. 3. Mary Perkin.-^ 
Brown'" b. Feb. 4, 1878: d. .Mar. 2,-;. 
Pag-e 9tir>— 21S9a John Gnmville Klm- 
ballS(Davi:l'^ Jonathan- David" Ben- 
jamin-'^ John^ John^ fL^nry- Rieli- 
ard'.i b. Paraonsfield, Me., Sept. 3. 
lSiy:d. Sept. 3, 1889; m. Oct. 15, 1843. 
Electa Rowley, "b. near Frankfort- 
Ky.. Xov. 15, 1826; m. -^nd Xov. 5. 
181)7, ■ Emma S. Rogers, b. Apr. 2B. 
1838: m. 3rd .Mary E. Hogue. 

He was a physician and a mem- 
l-er of the B:ipti.~t Church. He en- 
listed in Company A. thirty-fifth X. J. Volunteers. Aug-. 20. 
186.'i. He was mustered out June 
6. l?i>5. at Trenton, X. J. Heserved 
part of his lime in the Hospital 
Serrice. After the war he went to 
Williamsport. Penn. and from there 
to Pittsburg, and finally to Des 
Moines. Iowa. 

• ■HI],DKE>'. 

Clarinda'H). Philadelphia. Pa. Aug. 
1. 1841: d. Apr. 9. 1847. 
Heorge Washington'" b. Sept. 16. 
1846: d. Apr. 19, 1847. 
Celestia"'b. May 8. 1848; m. George 
Wilkinsof Philadelphia. 
Emma Bisiiop'" b. Mc. Holly, X.J.. 
May 18. 1851: d. Philadelphia. Jan. 
21. 1884: m. Rev. Wm. Jones of 
r Mary E.!",b. Mt, Holly. X. J., Oct. 

3. 1853; d. .Mar. 27. 185?. 
SJa vi Ch-anville'" b. Easton Penn. July 

13, 1855. 
vii .^rary Einma"'b. Pittsburg. Penn.. 
Oct. 2s, i„;v sl,e r.-c,-iv,-d'tlie de- 
-j-rce ..f M n -it The ^V^'irr^nH .Med- 
ical' . llf-c ;.t l'hi;a.l>-;;.'nain 1892. 
Resides P.n.oksvill,-. Pciui. 
vili Frar.k Rogers'" b. .luly 9, 1890. 
Res. Brooksville. Pa. 

H. 0. rv-imball delivered a patr 
l.hv.b on Memorial dav at Sy^ 

July, ISOS 

A New Hampshire Resort. 

To Editor of '■Kimbai.l Famii.y Xews. 

Dear Sir: — I have frequent outings 
at Henry Ivimb;iirs pleasaot farm in 
Gcffstown, X. H., and have *-.hought | 
some items ooncerntng his home and 
family might interest the readers of 
"The Kimball Family Xews.'" I 

This farm \vas formerly owned by ' 
John Kimball, (seTenth geueratiou from 
Richard, see p.Golm-ho sold it about 1854 j 
anfl moved with his large family to , 
Kan:>as. Fourteen years ago it was \ 
purchased by Henry K., and under the i 
name of .Maplewood Farm has become | 
quite noted asa-:opular summer board- I 
ing place, and seems to be regarded as 
a home by those who come to it year 
after year. Being within three miles 
of the city of Manchester, situated on 
high land, and .surrounded by pleasant 
walks and drives iu all directioDS. it is 
a most attractive spot. The tenth gen- 
eration in this country is represented ; 
by Puchard Henry, (child of ''H. L's" 
oldest son Harry) who just came too 
late to be "immortalized" by mention in 
the Kimball bo jk. ip. &:iS) 

And so after thirty years" deser- \ 
tion, by the family once so numerous ! 
in file old town, it has again become 
one of their lieadquarters. infused with • 
new life, enterprise and energy; the j 
the resultant of those strong Xe " Eng- : 
land forces that h*»lp to make up the j 
fibre of our national strength. ■ 

The old homestead farm, spoken of 
in the booK, us belonging to Henry ! 
Kimball. Senior, is now the site of the ! 
Benedictine College— St. .\nseluis — and ; 
the old house is the home of the nuns. \ 
fp. 650. Xo. 13J0; I 

Ll'LI F. Kl-MBALL i 

Albert B.Kimball of Scandia, Kansas, ] 
who was married on the -'.3d of .June,] 
1^07. to .Miss Myrtle C. Whaley of .Man- 
hattan, Kansas, became the father of 
a little girl on the '.':id of May this year. 
She has been named Edith Louise. 

Phi Delta Phi- Kimballs. 

Crordou Xathan Kiniball. ind Lieut. 
First Ftali Cavalry. U. S, Vols., to go 
to Manilla, Ogden Utah. Law Dept.. 
University of Michigan, Kent Chapter. 
Class of 1S94. 

Edward Batehelder Kimball, Wash- 
ington D. C. Washington High School 
1890; Law School, Columbian Universi- 
ty. Marshall Chapter. LL. B Colum- 
bia. 1892. LL- E. Harvard Law Sehoci 
1835. where he affiliated with Choate 
Chapter, lloom 1«S. L. & T. Building, 
Xo. 907 F. St., X. W. (Page 747. third 
line from top; son of Edward Sullivan 
Kimball. M. D. 

George Edward Kimball, Boston. 
-Mass., Law Department. Boston Uni- 
versity, Webster Chapter: Law Cass of 
1*93. proconsul. Assistant Law Clerk. 
Superior Court of Suffolk Co. 54 Xew 
Court House. Pemberton Square. 

Which? — Page 835, George Edward, 
born June 7. 1874; p. 863, George Ed- 
ward, b. X'ov. 37. 18HS; p. 951. George 
E., b. March 7. 1869. 

Moses Day Kimball (Jr ). Cuoate 
Chapter. Harvard Law School.! H. Univ) 
class of 189i. A. B. Harvard University 
1S89. A. M., /6id, 1893. Died 1893. (p. 
511!, viii.'i 

David Holyoke Kimball. St. Paul. 
Minn. Chicag-o College of Law. (Law- 
Department, Lake Forest U.) class of 
1397. St. Paul High School, 1S94. Man- 
ual .-Vrts School. Care of Bulkley. Gray 
.t Moore. 517 Home Ins. Bklg.. Xo. i.'05 
La. Salle St. 

I Edward Ancel Kimball of Chicago 
Mp.ige S*iO) is getting to be a notable 
] Christian Science lecturer. The Chica- 
' go Times Herald recently devoted six 
; columns to one address. On June 31 
I he addressed a large audience in Tope- 



Kimball Family New; 


Si>nit_- doubt bavfnir been expi-esso.l 
In rcaard to nr>y position on the question 
of tbe Coat of Arms. 1 sent to the com- 
mittee on Heraldry of the New Eng^- 
Jand OeDea'officai Society the follo'.v- 
insr questions: 

Fir.-~t— Is the Coat of Arms, as given 
in the UistOTV of the Kimlndl Family a 
g-enuine Coat of At ns belonsrina' to a 
Kiml'all or Kemball family in En;^- 

Second — If yiyv. fine? that it is ^^entiine 
Coat of Arms, are the descendants of 
Richard Kimball entitled to bear it? 

In answer to these questions I re- 
ceived the fonowintr reply. 

New Kni' ,■; .; !i;-.t,.r;,;al ' 



1 , 

■-. " ^ 



)STON. \. 

M , 1 '. 1 

.'. l.'5l)S 

.S. p. Sn 


.F.?. E>,, 





ter of May Ci 

has bee 

n re 

erred to 


1} aii.s 

wer in 

the ab 


of the 



of the 



on Hera 



to the 

first question, i can nr 

K 1. 

find a deserip- 
lie Arn.s -iven 
in the Kimball l!i--tory. If ^■■eiuiln..- 
colors of the wreath blmuld be revf-r-ed: 
aro-ent srnles. not ynies ari;'ent. \\ ith 
nutbiusT to siTe.v the li'enuinexes^. nf 
the arms. 1 think that the c^uly ?afe 
course is to doubt the arms until proof 
to the contrary is forthcominy. As to 
question se.rond. siipposiutr i>>y arg-n- 
ment that the arms are srenuine. No 
Kimball in this country ha-, .-i' na'ht to 
them. Richard Kimball's father is un- 
known; Henry Kemball's iaimediate 
ance-try is aUo univimwu. To prove 
the rio-ht of cither to l>ear arms it 
must be ci.nelusiv<-ly ?ho\\ n ill that 
they hud g-rants of arin.^g'iren them by 

pri>v-ed beyond peradventure. from an 
arm-, beariny miU- ancestor (i. e. a Kern- 
ball, or liowever. the name i^ sp.-il.-d) 
recoi=rniiCed as .>uch by the llei'ald's Cid- 
lepje in the \'isilatiDns. Such proof is 
required by tlie I'oUejre before reeoirni- 
tit.n ot the riu'ht to h -av arm^.and this 

man"s arms in conseauence of the sim- 

Very truly yours. 

K. Aviirc-p.i' EosTKP, 

of the Comnrittee on Hernldry. 

Mr. Foster has stated the matter .s.. 

plainly that it will be necessary forme 

to a(3d but few %yords. In tSe first place 

there is no purisb named Kimball in 

Enarland,Tn Cumberland, or any othiT 

county. In the second place the name 

Kimball is not; found in Eng-land. It-- 

I equivaU-n', there is Kemball. The nnni.- 

j Kenjball in fmind principally in Suffolk 

! Co. It is fonnd to some extent in Lon- 

I don and iii Essex Co. It is essentially 

I a natue belonging- to the south eastern 

! part of Eng-land. Kemble is a name 

I that belonirs to Wiltshire and hay ex- 

' istea there for hundreds of years.. The 

KemWe family is entitled to a Coat ul 

1 Arms and their arms are found in the 

I various works on lleraldrv. 

j In mak'-ntr tlw abe>ve statements I 

I wish it to !«■ und. i-.t,,„d tliat I haye i... 

I prediiiiiic-e in the mutter oneway or tli- 

I other, but I have spent more time on 

the storly of this matter than any I'f 

my eritic'S. and until I hare much mi.i''- 

liti-ht i .n the mutter than I have nnv i 

]iu!'-t -tick to my present opinion th:;' 

tlie(\>atof .-\rms is not genuine aae 

I that no Kimball in this country is eii- 

I titled to bear a Coat cf A^ms. 

I S. P. SlIAKIM.r- 

.fohu Vernon Kimball, son of the Ure 
Rev. .lohn Kimball ip. S.-,'.jj of San Fran 
c'sco. has enlisted in the regular army, 
and g-oes to the Phillipine I.slands. Hi- 
mother descended from Thomas ^\u>h 
ington. a nephew of (lea. Washington 
Rev. .lohn Jvimball. at one time liu' 
charge of the schools in the Free.l 
mans P.areau. which was organized ''> 
Oen. John Eaton of Washington. 

.!c set 


it. It might be adiU-d that arais ar 
wholly a matter of personal iiropert\ 
and that a similarity ..f name, oiili^ 

given in the June i.ssuu of the N^;^^• 
graduatec ax IJowdoin CUege in i-- 
aud is now .serving in the anuy. 

%Jhe Mimhail family Slews 

Topeka, Katisas, August, 189S. 
Vol. 1, No. 8. Terms BO certs a year. 

Uhe Diimball 5amUy Diews, P*^*'-^ ^"-^ ^^ "'l' ^ oompeUed to put 
forth his best efforts to disjorer its 

F-ublisUed Ivlonttlly 
i Ktorth Kansas A 

onward course. It may be. however, 
i some consolation for him to know that 
a clear, easj- search is most unusual. 

TOI^EKA. - KANSAS. , The majority of those who want tO ■ \ 

The Nr.,wsi,s,,a.,.K;,^l.nn.hi!, of th. Kimball know about their ancestor.s-who they - „ | 

clan, ^'-lM', k,- ', ' : I i.- .. .niallj- In behalf were, where they lived, and whether ■( 

'^'Vl't'. '''.,', '■ ' , -i-r genealogical any of them served in the colonial or . ' ._ \ 

Lu*::,>: • ". ' ,- 'iJ^lf^^'to revolutionary wars-have only the ,, \ 

o'jiUv,;-. • ■ r; .- uiumg 'fiimlhes vaguest idea of the way in which to .,- | 

ci'-|z-"i-'. ''' '' proceed. -'The trouble," said one of ; . j 

'[,"'■ ' ^ \ . , ~,'.;i!t'.'Vr,'Jn'mi- "^t" librarians, "with -the n-omen wno ■ ,.. . \ 

t'bie'. • ■ • -• - at 50 attempt to trace up their ancestors is, ,,. .: ■ 

Aii ;r . ,. , oom- that thev do not know how to make -., * 

III^ka','K'.'i,"7s''' ■''''''"''''■'''''''' '^"" an investigation." This remaik, it is . ■ 

<ii!;-.rii.ti IP prii-r-. 5ncents a:e;ir In Mdv.-iuce. needless to sav. is quite as applicable , ] 
I'nni.t^ii.l n^rsonal clifc'is unless cost of ex- """^ ' - , , i, fi, 

ctMK^- m.l Ip'i to men who uuaertake a search witti- . ^. . ■■ 

n,^rt^f^^ ^^,^r^^:^^i:^'^?^::T^^. out some previous training. ^ j 

Buston. n.ifs . who lias vcilunteeretl to comluct Vow let us watch a g-enealogical ! 

tm.s department for the year. In askl:ig Infor- -^"^ ' , ^ •"»•;■,„ -, - i 

matlou of him return postage should be Included expert as he conducts an investigation. -^ ; 

; — TT^ — ■ ^T"^rr;::- ^7:;;;; "« ■■'"^'^■■'•*- 1**^ "^ *-■'>'• ''■'^^' ^^^ fonow- "^^^"^^^^^ Secoo-^gas^^aue.. ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ Browns grand- 

,,,.,, „ , • , o 1. father Jonathan Brown lived in 
How to Make a Genealogical Search "'-"«^' icnn .p^v,^t, 

Coventry, Conn., as late as 1M)0, when • 

I he removed to western Kew York, '• , , 

[From the Scientific America-] [ vrUere he died some twenty years '■■'-: 

Mr. Edwin Stanley Welles has writ- afterward at the age of 76. He had ■ ■> 

ten an interesting account in The married and his children were all born 

Independent upon how to make a before his change of residence; but 

search for ancestors. Within the past the maiden name of his wife, the time '■ , 

few years there has been developed a of their marriage and the dates of 

remarkable interest in the pursuit of their children's births are not known. 

genealogieal investigation. Step into The grandson has found the trail clep.r 

any historical librarj- and you will up to 1800. but back of that he is \ 

>ee men. and still more women, trying wholly in the dark. 

to hunt up their ancestors among the What will the genealogist do with 

various historical and genealogical these data? First of all. he will ascer- 

books. It is a fascinating s.ud.v, aud tain if the grandson has properly 

grows more fascinating as the investi- searched the printed books that may 

gxtor proceeds; but it is beset with contain the requisite information. The 

subtle difficulties, which at times dis- chances are that he has not; so the ' • 

h.-arten the moat courageous seeker, genealogist will begin by consulting ' 

If one enters upon a search, he must at least these three stand.ird geuea- 

e-\-pect to find his trail suddenly disap- logical works, which are to be found 

^>.^ < 


KimbEiil Familv News. 

in every well equipped historioiil A few v,-oriU of explanation .shrM]l,j 
library: I. ••Savages Genealogical Pic- 1 be g-iven about these different records 
tionaryof the First Settlers of Xew j [n the first place, then, il is not s:if>^. 
England, showing Three lieneratioasj to tru^t the indexes of the early Laua 
of those who came before May. liiUC- j Ileeords.' In some instances t!iey may 
(4 vols.!: 2, ••The New England Histor- j be accurate, but. ordinarily, thev have 
been carelessly made. Over and over 

ical and Genealogical liegister 
vols ): 3, llinnian"s "Puritan Settlers 
of Connecticuf (1 vol.) These three 
works, togettier with the "Esse.x 
Institute Historical Collections" i?,3 
vols.), are well nigh indi.spens;ible to 
the student of early Xew England 

Of course, the genealogist will notice 
whether t'ici". is a •"lirown Geneahigy" 
ard such being the c-aae. whether it 
treats of his particular Mr. Krown of 
Coventry: 1 
whether ther 

again, they have f: 
portant facts hid a 
tomes. We must 


to reveal ira- 
in tilt ir miistv 
-ade- thruus-h 


them, if we wish t. 


suits. And as so mu 

ch I 



wortliy v.-orl-c has been pro.iuced by 
simply glancing through tnt indexes, 
one should not rest contented until he 
has patiently gone through for- 
midable volumes page by p:iei'. 
The Town Records Jf bir.hs. mar- 
11 also ascertain jriages and deaths are sadly fi-agment- 
historyof the town j ary as a rule, and each name .■ hould He 


uid s,, 

thout depending upon 
uetimes such lists are 
ttered among the toI- 

there is one, j decipl 
whether it cont;uus the genealogies of { the in 
the old families there. But suppose | to be f 
all these sources tail to give any light'.' aiiii-s .if L md Keeords. 
Possibly .Mr. I'.rown's ancesto7^s were ^" ni^s-, ni the uU\ New England 
too obscure to be mentioned, or no oiu- '"''^ ris tu.-i-e are early Church Records 
has ever traced them out: and. geut-r- "" '"l^-'-as. marriages and deaths 
ally speaking, the facts most essen^uil "'i-''' :;■=:•■ ^ueutly supplement the cor- 
tn obtain are not to be found among , "''-^^' '■■ '■"-'' recjrd.;. They ar..- 
the printed records. ' I u.sually kept with the ck-r:: of t!ie 

In Connecticut, however there is one ^huvoh or the minister of the parish. 
important e.xci-ption— ttie name? of , -^'^'"''-'i^"'.^" the minister made the en- 
those who served in the Revolutionary | tries, and rheir fullness and accuracy 
War and in the War cf ISl'i have been I il^pended upon his faithfulness in en- 
prmted by tlie state, altliough the-e i tfrir'- ea.-h record. Occasionally. when 
lists are. unf irti-.neitely. .somewhat in- ; "" exiiin. nation of all these records 
complete. Having exhausted the , '"■'•■'''-' ''-■"-''J^c a much coveted fact, 
printed \v.irks tli:it might bear on this :"'''"'= '^"'>'^' ^'-''^ "-if a child or the maiden 
case, the -cnealu-i,t now turns to the \ '^^™« ^'^ ^he widow, the I'rubate Rec- 
most frui-cful sources of information . h";'= ""'"'^ v\Ai\ the informbtion. The 
which m:iy be t^ nned ••the manuscript i "■'^''- inventories and distributions 
records.- Tliere are at least four sets ! Contain a vast amount of curious and 
of these, whi,;h he will clo.selv j valuable information, 
and careiuUv e.Kamine before he will I V "'"" ^'"'' S^'i^e:tlogist has complete 1 
be willing to make a report. These I ^ ''''''"''^'-^^ '=^''"""^'^='*° "« t!^-^-- f'-'^"" 
I -•■-■ of recr.rds. it will be strange if he 
does not make s<jme important discov- 
eries. In our supposed case of Jon- 
athan Brown, the Land Records of 

re: 1. Tlie Land Records of the Town: ; 
The Town Kec(u-d of Births. Mar- 1 
;iges and Deaths: 3. The Church Rec- j 
rds of Baptisms. Marriages and j 




ether he ov 
ind. if s„,^, 


AusTust, 1S9S 


he bought it and wheti he sold it. 
Pui-haps the will of his father, if found 
at the probate ottive, will disclose the 
fact that he inherited it, and his mar- 
riage will probably appear either on 
the church or to>vn records. And so, 
step by step, the line is followed back, 
and generally several towns have to 
be visited. 

Possibly the genealogist will be 
obliged to scan the headstones in some 
old churchyard tj supply a missing 
date. In Connecticut, if a record of 
service in the colonial wars is desired^ 
he will have to e.xamine the manu- 
script must^ir and payrolls in the state 
library at the capitol, Hartford, and 
in carrying his search still further 
baclv he will be likely to consult the 
early court records. Eut enough has 
now been given to show the seeker 
after genealogical information how to 
go to work. If he can not undertake a 
personal investigation or feels incom- 
petent to do it. his wisest course is to 
select an experienced genealogist fa- 
miliar with every braucli of genea- 
logical work. Learn his prices. in ad- 
vance, send him all the data, and he 
will be able to trace the family line if 
any existing records bear the impres- 
sion of Its conrse. lie cannot do im- 
possible things, for he cannot ascertain 
facts when the facts are wanting in 
tlie records: but he can often disen- 
tangle a very perplexing genealogical i 
snarl.' And, finally, be it observed,' 
that it is only by much patient and 
persistent delving that real genealog- 
ical treasures are unearthed. 


A correspondent writes: 

You mention the pnblieation of cuts 
of any of the Kimball family sending 
you a i'hoto and two dollars. What 
Kind would they be, simply wooi cuts, 
or like those in'the Family History? 

To this question %ve reply neither 
wood cuts, nor large like most o' those 
in the History, but one column half 
tones, similar to that of .Miss Grace 
Kimball in the Jlarch number, or Mrs. 
Garvin m the April number. Another 
that is shown herewith, was pub- 
lished in tte second number of the 
2s'kw3 as a sample, but is not, given in 
that number as reprinted, to be sent 
out ne.xt month, and it may therefore 
be reproduced here. It Is a portrait of 
a daughter of the editor of the Nf.\v.s. 
The subject is a reporter on the Topeka 
Evening Journal. 

If a member or connection of the 
family is enrolled in the army, let us ! 
know of it. giving company and regi- 
meut, as well as full name, age, and 
and residence of such volunteer or reg- 
ular, and his rank in army or na .-v. 
We are sometimes able to get part of 
this information from the papers, but 
the details are not often given. 



These half tone cuts will be made 
and printed in the ^.f:ws on receipt of 
two dollars. The full name and a short 
sketch of the subject should also be 
sent. We can furnish extra prints 
about .■V-..x4'_: inchi-'^. on tine enameled 
cardboard. 100 fi.>r 51. 00. or 50 for 7.^ 
cents, postpaid. 

Kimball Familv Ne\ 


The Koston Globe of June 21, has 
the following- from New Yorl:: 

".Send th3 Holland submarine boat 
to Santiag-o, and I will take her with a 
avolunteer crew and clear the harbor 
of ships and iniDes." 

That is the substance of a letter on 
file in the navy department. It is sig-ned 
by Lieut. Commander William W. Kim- 
ball, commander of the torpedo boat 
flotilla of the U. S. navy. 

'•I think we will g-yt a try for the 
boat at last." said treasurer Frost of 
the Holland submarine boat company 

'•Mr. Kimball has written to the sec- 
retary of the navy. a>kin<r for our boat 
and offering- to m;.ii her -v\ith a volun- 
teer crew and clear the harbor of San- 
tiago of mines and ships. Mr. Kimball 
Is one of the ablest men in the navy 
and one of the acknowledged authori- 
ties on torpedoes, topedo boats and the 
use of high e.xplosives in warfare. 
'■He haa said that if the Holland 

gentleman whose record justiSes treas- 
urer Frost's confidence. 

Kimball i.s a short, square-jawed 
ycuug otScer \«lio. since he left the 
naval academy eight years ago, has de- 
voted his entire time and attention to 
tornedoes and torpedo boats. He is 
the idol of the torpedo flotilla, and his 
assertion that he can get the --pick of 
the navy" for any expedition tj the 
conduct of which he volunteers will 
not be doubted by any man who knows 
Kimball and the navy. 
j. If hesuggested a torpedo attack upon 
an eruptive volcano he could pijk his 
men from the entire personnel of the 
active lists. The Holland boat peo- 
ple know Kimball, and so do the 
peonle at the naval headquarters. 
Hence this confidence for the future 
of the Holland, since Kimball has asked 
for her enlistment 

Mrs. David Pulsifer Kimball ip. '.VsO) 
has just given S.50.000 to build a dormi- 
tory for Radcliffe College. Radcliffe is 
the women's College connected with 
IS put at his di-sposal. he can get a vol- 1 Harvard University. The college has 

ed during the past year consider- 

unteer crew, which will be the pick of 
the navy, and that he will take the 
vessel on her perilous mission himself, 
\Ve are puttirg h n.-w breech block in 

ably over a hundred thousand dollars 
towards its equipment. The chief gift 
besides that of Mrs. Kimball being a ful- 

our forward gun today-preparing for I ly equipoed gymnasium with all modern 
n government test, Mr. Holland is at appliances including a swimming pool. 

>ixon's yards in Elizabethportoversee- - 

ing the work. I hope that the boat Fr..m -Whos Who,- London 1-*9T we 
will be ordered to .Santiago. We are I take this item- 
confident of her abilities and know! KEMBAi.L-Sir Arnold Borrowes. 

!^^''7''.''^'"■!''" right for any test I IL C. B.; czeated baronet 187^: K.C.S.L. 

retired 1; Director 
m. Anna, daa. 

-Of course we have only used dummy | of A X. 'Shaw, l.sijs. Entered Bombav 
projectiles, for there arr no expe-ieneed j Artillery l.S:i7: Oen. ISSO. Address- 6- 
expertsout ol th-navy who are quali- 1 Lowndes Square, S. W. Clubs: Lnited 
fied to make the tests under condition.s Service. Athenaeuai. 
paralelliiig those of actual warfare.'" _— .^-___ 

Lieut. Com. KiiuliaU. -.■, ho asks p.-r- j Puje 77, of tue -Kiiaball Family 
mis,ion to take Mi.' Holland destroyer | News-— Parkei" b. Oct. 22. ISOl. d, 1810. 
on her trial mis.viou ti> death— to him J It was Kitridge" who married Relief 
and his crew, or to the crew of the i Dame and resided in Janesvilij. Illi- 
Spanish ship, in S .atiago hirbor— is a nois. 

" ^--•^'■^"j """ , IV. v^. o.; cieateu oaronet 

citsideof that of actual dynamite pro- 1,1. p., D L.: Gen. (reti, 
•i'"-'''''^^-'" East Africa Co.: C. 1S20: 

'-(If course we have Onl V used ilnmrrnr I ,^f \ -v.- •k;l,„„. i^.,jj t7i_ 

August, 1898 


We extract the following- from the 
Comprehensive Gazeteer of Euglaud 
and Wales. 

From Dixie's Land 


Kattlesden. a larg-e villaare and par- I 
ish in Sult'olk. The village stands on • 
a branch of the river (-lipping-, three j 
and a half milessouth by .vest of Elms- | with 
well Station on the Hnry and Ipswich 
Section of the (".. E. R.. and fjur and 

three quarters miles west of Stow mar 1 '^^^''^ °°*^ known of an 
ket. with a post and money order office ! ones. I ha-^e known of 
under Bury St. Edmunds Telegraph I fads, neither creditable nor discredit- 
Office. ^Yoolpit. _ I 3^|j2g_ 

The parish contains also the Hamlets I ' 

of Poystreet Green. Potash and Hitrh | While my own life has been some- 
Towui'rreen a tid comprises .32'.>9 acres, j what isolated. I have 
popnlatioa 9*0. There is a parish coun- 
cil consisting- of .seven members. Clop- | 
ton Hall is a fine mansion standing on ! 

Gakfield. G 
June -27 
Deak Sir — Some one has sent me a 
copy of the ■•Kimball Family Xews." 
I have read it carefully and am pleased 
While I have never known 
any very distinguished Kimballs,- I 
have not knov 
ones. I ha-" 

me gi 

an eminence amidst some beautiful 
woods, and pleasant grounds, about 
half a mile north of the village.- The 
living is arertorv in the diocese of Ely. 
Gross value ttjrio with residsnce. 

The church is a fine spacious build- 

through my 
father, some data reaching back to the 
year of 1650, contained in a letter from 
a more distant connection. It was writ- 
ten on an old fashioned sheet in l!i39, 
postage twenty-five cents, the then 
prevailing rates for three hundred 
miles or over. It was sent from Leba- 
non, Xew Hampshire, to Elder Ros- 

ing of flint in the perpendicular and ; well Kimhall, (the writer's nephew 
decorated styles consisting of a chan- | and my father) Upper Alton. 111., who 
eel, nave, X. i S. aisles, S. porch, and l had asked concerning his genealoo-v. 
an embattled early English tower with ' It contains a table showino- the births 
spire. It has a good stained E. win ; deaths, etc.. from his father, .losepi 
window and an ancient font. A new | Kimball, born in 1733. down to the 
rectory was built in 1S92. There is a. time it was -n-ritten and has consider- 
iJaptist chap,'!. j able descriptive matter relating to 

-= I crops, prices, other members of the 

Page 7S— Insert after Kitridge. m. j family, etc. The w-riter was evident- 
Relief Dame. Resided in Janesville, j Iv a prominent man in his dav. 
Wis. T.ieir ol.'.cst sou Parker was a Respectfully yours. 

member of the Junior Class at Dart- 
mouth College at the time of hij death. 

K. H. Kimball. 

The News would be glad if our corre- 
spondent and cousin would send us a 
copy cf the letter be mentions. ,\s he 
says, it Would no doubt be of iii'erest 
to the family X'he abuve letter L,-iv.>s 
very few names as will be n.iticed.Xhe 
Family History on page luT givfs one 
-ph Kimbai;. born Prestun. i.'oun., 
in it;;-.', who -subsequentU- removed to 
,^^ I Plainneid. a town adjoining Lebanon, 

Charles Leo Kimball, sou of Benja- j u-J^V.-'/L'T'' '^ ?''*° ^'^ prominence. 
. ,.. , ,, ,, .. ^ „ , ■;^'^'' he the Joseph referred to in this 

mm Kimoall. C-'lOi)) of I3oston, a grad- | letter'.' A grauds-jn of this Joseoh. 
iiute of a Hoston school and it.-* Catho-| ii'i™*;'i Roswdl, born Ma v v:. li>.i-2'. 
died in Tazewell Co.. lu". in i^ijV. 
The lii-,t.>ry d-e.s not cre.Jit him as be- 
ing the head of a family, [iv Roswell. 
p. l-JB.J 

The Water Barge, mentioned in last '. 
number, that Granville Kimball's boat ,, 
was towing, when the cable , broke' ' 
and vv as s-jpposed to have gone down j 
with all on boa d was picked -up after- ' Jo 
ward with the crew of five all right. 

lie College, is to become a Jesuit prie 
and commenced his studies in Mar 
land July 1st. 


Kimball Family Ne 


David Le-.vis Kiiaball of Pantiac. 
Mich., who is captain of Co. M, 23th 
Michig-an. is a son of Lewi.s Kimball, 
(6S4) and v.-as born Aug. 30, 1S71. The 
graadfallier of David was Lewis (tJOS, 
p. 374, Fam. Hist.) who died in 139.5 at 
the age of 'ei.g-hty years. This family 
descends from Joseph. (119, p. 107) to 
whom reference is made in another 
coluiiin. and who was the ancestor of 
the K. H. Kimball whose letter is there 
given, and of the Rrjswell whose gen- 
- ealojry. prepared by Prof. Sharpies, will 
be given in the September number of 
the Xk-.vs. This .Joseph Kimball-' was 
a s.iUur of the 11,-V()lutioa, and 
was lit Tic'.nderaa. and was also prom- 
inent in local att'airs. He was a mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire convention j 
that adopted the National Constitution, j 
as well as a member of the Neu- Hamp- ; 
shire Constitutional Convention of 1791. j 
The town of Pliiinfield, N. il.. where 
he settled is noted for the number of J 
prominent Kimballs it has produced. 
It was the adopted home of Daniel , 
Kimua.] . ; iO.".. p. 197) the founder of the 1 
celebrated Union Academy, a school i 
that IS superior to iliany of our so-called | 
colleges. It was the birthplace of ' 
Klohrird Burleigh Kimball, the author' 
and T.ovf'.ist ip -H'.n The descendants ' 
of this .Io->eph Kimball are spread very : 
widely ovc-r the country They not only 
settled in Michijian. Illinois, and other j 
parts of thtr u-c■^t. but Rollin Uibbard | 
Kimball of liarlield. Ga.. in a recent \ 
letter to the Xkws says he thinks he! 
was the first Kimball to travel e.xten- 1 
sively in the south, and finally to set- ! 
tie there, which he did in 1-i:,:. Here j 
he married and made South Carolina 
his home, ami he became fully ideuti- ! 
fied with southern interests. Hedoes 
not so staie, but the presumptioi: is 
that during the war his sympathies' 
were with the sovith. If .-,o. there were ' 
other Kimballs like him. ' 

We recall young William F. D. Kim- 
ball, (p. .59:;) who graduating from 
Dartmouth in 18.'>S. went south, became 
a lieutenant in the Confederate army 
and was killed in Te.xas. At the same 
time his brother, also a graduate of 
Dartmouth, wasec'itor of a strong re- 
publican paper in Carlinville, 111., 
where he had married a neice of txen. 
John AI. Palmer, afterwards governor 
and Cnited States senator. Happily 
I these differences that led to the aliena- 
I tion of families no longer exist, and 
I the lingering shadows that were left 
, after the conUict, have been dispelled 
i by the present %var with Spain. It is 
I one of the most beneficent results. It 
I will be well, however, if we can bear 
in miijd that what livided us in those 
trouMoas days, was not a radical 
I ditferenee in meutal and moral charac- 
j teri.-,tics. but one of artificial surround- 
; ings. A reversal of environment would 
j have made the northerner rebellious, 
and the southerner loval. 

General Merritt was once connected 
with an Illinois newspaper, afterwards 
owned by the publisher of the Kimball 

Granville KimbaU goes to Spain with 
Comn]od'>re Watson, and it may be to 
the Phillipines going east, while a half 
dozen Pacific Coast Kimballs go west 
to the Phillipines with 'Jen. Merritt. 

Let us know what the KimbaU are 
doing so far as you know Xo matter 
if the s:ime information is furnished 
by more than one. Better that a half 
dozen send the same thing than for all 
of them to neglect it. 

Capt. F. M. Kimball of Topeka ha:, 
joined the .--on.s ..f the American Uevo- 
lution. uiakin- the third KimbaU in 
the Kan-a.^ S...icty, There are a dozen 
more in the stat^ who are eligible and 
some of them ought to become mem- 

Auo-Uf5t, IS'iS 



^Jnlv,el Libby b. ITrii. at SlupK-ig-li. 
Me. He enlisteil in war of isti), ^erv.- 
ing- eighteen months; afterwards set- 
tled at Athens, later at WelUngLun. 
Died Sept. iy, 18d 1: m. Olive Kimball: iJ. 
about 1S31. 


i Lois. b. ISIT: ra. Kev. Asa Tlutf. 

ii .UenJ_amin L)., b. IS'.'O, Athene: m. 
Sophia Frye. 

iii Cvrus. b. Not. II. lS2f>, Welling'- 
ton; m. Eleanor Huff, dau James 
and Olive (Staples) HuiTc^f Welling 
ton. Lived in l:?"^! in Levan'.. 
Children: 1. Emily .L, b." June IHS; 
in. Sumner F. Dyer. May 0. ISO.i. 2 
Lenjamin F.. b. .Tliu, i.i. - IS.'iii; d. 
Feb. 5. 1S53. 3. Liiaatha D. b. June 
27. 1S.51: m. E. A. Hean. M. D.. 
April UK 1S74. 4. Charles E., b. 
May 14, isr-,:i: d. Oct. 21), 1ST-:. .5, 
Angeli A. b. July 1^, lS,-.5. d. No>'. 
9. :S73. 6, Julitt b. Dec. 6, IS.iT: 
m, Lewis H. Wauyh. b. Dec. 6, 
ISTii. 7. Leonora b. Meh. 10, L-ii'iO: 
m. Orrin F. Dore. Aug-. i:i, 1S78. », 
Bertha F. b. Feb. 11, ISHS. Daisy 
L. b. April 4, l-'73. 

iv George b. M.u-. -:'.;.l-ir,l. Orneriile; 
m. Hattie N. Tliurst>jn. May -J--'. 
IS.iS, dau. John am' Alice S.(Uutch- 
ingsi Thurston, l-^he m. -iud Ben. 
R. Huff. Aug. 1.5. 1S67. Children: 
1, John Samuel, b. Aug. iS, IS.'jfi 
Lives in Harmuny. -3, Eleanor L.. 
b. Sept. ■:?,. isdi; m Frederick J 

Who -ivas Olive Kimb.-.U.' 

Capt.Wm.Libby m. Martha T. Smith. 

'i-.iu. of Ebenezar and Jeanette (Sill- 

:u.,r.-! Smith, of Wool'vich. Mc. Gar- 

■iiner. .Me. He died Oct. :,. isjl. 


i William Libby. b. Feb. is, i^n;, 
m. EUen F. Kimball. October li;. 
!<i;->. Ottawa, Illinois: daughter 
of Geo. X. Kimball. He served 
two enlistments in the Civil War. 
one in the 11th Maine band, and 

one in the i'Jth Maine band. He is 
now a farmer in Illinois. Children: 
1. George Libby b. 1S70. 3. Harry 
Libby b. l-?73. 
Who was this G. N. Kimball-? 
John Libl'v of Richmond s Island, 
Maine, his son, 
Joseph Libby m. Kebecca. their soni 
Benjamin Tjibby. b. liiur,. I'ortsmouth, 
X. H. ? m. Eli^abeth Ham. their son 

Capt. James Libby m. Lydia Uunnals. 
wido-.v: th<-ir son. 
i Joshua Libby. b. May 33. 1773. Dov- 
i er. m. Susanna Kenniston. of Xewmar- 
: et. lie died at Strafford, X. H., 1S34, 
! their daughter. 

I Susan Lihby b. July 14. ISIO: m. Xa- 
th-iniel Kiniball. 1S35. 

Who was this Xathaniel Kimball. 


Col. Lee's regiment of colored sol- 
diers are cominj in on every train and 
the camp at Turpiu Hill has alre-.uly 
i>eg'viu to wear a martial air. The camp 
haV l...c-n imi-.I in h.mor ,.f r,,]. I). I;. 
!>,.■/. .■. :.■> ,, ■- :-i ... : ': .■:■ 1 ol C.^l. 

1, , -• -I. :, /.-■!■ .■•■ on the 

ti-,.. ■ - - -' ■ ■■;-- : ■■' !• is a de- 
MT',,- ; :,n ;._;.-.-.f:.i,; . :;..'.,:. -n:. which 

hiffhlv. (AuCTusta, Ga.. llc:.:il . il'ani. 
Hist. p. '.loCi.KimbalLXe'.v-, .No. J. 

Wc notice tha"' an order was ai>o is- 
sued prohibiting soldiers from eating 
watermelons until they had been in 
camp ten Jays. 

Wj .".rj p'..^a-^'jd to announce that the 
he.u'u of Mr. Morrison has improved 
.'^ince the advent of warm weather. He 
is at his couu'ry h"mc. Canobie Lake, 
X II. This word cr.mes from Prof. 
Sharpies wh.) is now taiiin.,' a short va. 
cation at the seashore. He also writes 
that the f.-w c.-pi..-s of the Kimball 
lli.t .;•;- tliat :ii-.- lefr are favt di~appe;ir- 
ing. Tl;.-;-e i> n-.u.-h mat-rial yet un- 
puhli.-,hea h-.-vver, which will be 
brought out in the during the 


Kimbali Family Xe\rs. 



See ^amily History, No. 1967, p. SS«/or skel^ of 

The Oakland Enquirer has the fol- 
lowing notice: 

Levi Woodbun,- Kirnball, another of 
the pioneers, has passt^d to the silent 
majority. His death occurred in this 
city ^n Tuesday, June 28th. The de- 
ceased was a native ot New Hampshire, 
ag-ed 71 years and months. He came 
to California in the early si.'cties from 
New England with his brothers, Frank 
r.ud Warren. They were builders and 
contractors in tte early days and put 
up some of the notable buildings of this 
city as well as San Francisco. Among 
these are the old McClure military 
academy building, the Braj'ton school 
building, also the first Metnodist 
church which was erected in Oakland. 
They operated extensively in San Frau- 
cisco, building the eld almshouse and 
Bevetal school buildings. 

The Kimballs came to Oakland about 
the same time as Frederijk Delger. and 
knew him well and had business deal- 
ings with him. They also invested in 
real estate here, and made handsome- 
ly upon the rise of propertj-. 

Levi KimbaJ, the decea.sed, lived for 
many years on the Kimball tract, in ' 
the viciu^.ty ot Eleventh and West 
su-eets, where he built a home in "(J3 
tr "64. At that time there were scarce- ; 
Ij- any other houses for blocks around. 1 
Later a more substantial residence i 
structure was put up by Mr. Kimball | 
on the southwest corner of \Vest and j 
Eleventh streets, where he resided ' 
v.-it'c. his family, the old Kimball house 
being moved to the lot adjoining. | 

In l-<ti7, Mr. Kimball, with his broth- I 
ers Frank, Warren, Georg'e and Charlts. 
purchased the old .Spanish grant known 
as the Rancho de la N.icion, or National 
ranch, lonsistingof 2Tji;0U acres near 
Saa Diego: upon which National City 
has since been laid out. The Kimballs 

were larg-ely interested in the develop- 
ment of olive culture in Southern Cali- 
fornia acd Frank Kimball, a brother 

of the deceased has for 

'i>y years 

been a member of the State Hoard 

Levi W. Kimball disposed of his 
Southern California interests some 
years ago and retired from active par- 
ticipatioc in biisi less affairs. He was 
interested in the temperance cause, 
and was an advocate of reform in mun- 
icipal and state and national govern- 
ment. He was, in every respect, an es- 
timable nnan and a good citizen. 

While not identified with any relig- 
ious organization, he waf an attendant 
of the Universalist Church, and had 
taken much interest of late years in 
the Christian Endeavor work. 
He belonged to the Society of Califor- 
nia Pioneers at San Diego. 

Mr. Kimball leaves a widow, Mrs. 
Grace M. Kimball, and one daughter, 
Gertrude M. Kimball. 

More Light Ahead. 
On page 133 of this issue will be 
found a letter from R. H. Kimball. 
Since the form containing this page 
went to press we have from Prof. 
!?harple.s his installment for the ne.xt 
issue of the News, which contains the 
letter referred to from Joseph Kimball, 
and also the genealogy of the - family. 
The surmise contained in our note is 
shown to be correct. 

Walter C.Kimball has been appointed 
a Second Lieutenant in the Tenth 
L'nited States Infantry, by the Presi- 

Amos S. Kimball[Fam. Hist. p. 108SJ 
who has been quartermaster for so 
many years with the rank of Lieut. 
Colonel, still has charge of the New- 
York depot, and is advanced to the 
rank of Colonel. 

Auo-ust, 1S98 




-Add to the childr 


Aug. 5, 1813; d. Sept. 
Abel" b. Jan. 21, ISlt: d. 

Ews otfe 

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ALL Fas 

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blished Monthi> 

ka, Kansas. 

Notes Supplementary to the Data of the 
"KimbaH Family Risfory " 

I'ag'eiae — 187a Lucretia KimbalP (Jac- 
ob* Jonn= John- Richard'^ b. Pres- 
ton, Conn., May 19, 1750; .d. April 
8, 1834; ra. Oct. 5. 17G!i, Thomas 
Meech. Children: 1, Stephen Meech« 
b. May 20, 17«y. 2. juidon Mcech'= 
b. Mar. 20, 1771. 3, Shubael Meech 
b. XoT. 4, 1773. 4, Asa Meech b. 
April 20, 1775. 5, Cynthia Meech^ 
b. Oct. 4, 1777. 6, Esther Meech« \ ^.^S'e S33- 
b. Feb. 2ti, 17S0. 7, Charles Meeoh« | 
b. April 25, 1733. 8, Thomas Minoe i 
Meech" b. Feb. 17, 17S5. 9. Cretia 
Meech« b. Oct. 27. 1737, d. June 5, 
1792. 10, Mary Park Jleech"* b. Au^. I 
22, 1792. 11, Lucretia Meech'b. Apr. | 
30, 17yti. 

Page 258— Clarrisa n. May 39, 18:'o, ' 
Orrin Stoddard. Child: Nathaniel j 
Kimball Stoddard*, b. July 31, 1b30. | 
Clarrisa rti. 2nd, l-'eb. 26, 1834. John 
Grunt Spider. Their children were: 1 | 
John Orrin Spicer^, b. Sept. 19.il335; | 
m. Nov. 2, 1S62, Nancy M. Avery. 2, I 
Harriet Ann Spicer" b. Dec. 16. 1337; I 
m. May 6, 1857, Lucius E. Baldwin. | 
3, Susan Spicer". b. Dec. 24, 1333; m. j 

■Sept. 27. 1.353. 

Miriam G.* b. Sept. 9, 1820. 
Pag-e 573 — Carleton Kimball b. Holder- 
ness. N. H., Nov 21, 1833; m. Port- 
land, Me., Oct. 28. 1867, Emma F. 
Matthews, b. Portland >re.. Mar. 21, 
1342; d. Portland, Dec. 15. 1874. 
Daug-hter of Samnel Matthews. He 
is a dentist and resides in Portland , 

Child: 1. Henry Woods" b. Port- 
laud, Me.. Aug. 29, 1870. He is a 
Congregational clergyman. Is pas- 
tor of the Island Avenue church at 
Skowhe<ran, Me. He was grad-j- 
ated from Bowdoin College in the 
class of 1392, and from An'iover 
Theological Seminary in 1395. 

Abel Kimball" lAbel' 
Simeon'' Abel" John* Thomas' Thom- 
as- Richard!) b. Jan. 21. 1316; d. 
Sept. 27. 1853; m. Mary Ann Fran- 
cisco, b. Aug. 11, 1824, d. Sept 3, 


Lulu Ernestine' b. ; d. Sept. 

1. 1853. 

Edwin Thornton^ b. Oct. 6, 1346; 
d. Feb. 2, 1S97. 

i Mary Llewellyn' b. Jan. 11, 13.52. 
Page 833— Nancy Jane Poole b. July 
5, 1320; d. Dec. 2, 1397. Dau. of' 
Samuel Hale and Sally (Yates) Pole. 
Charles Henry d. June 5, 1373, 
not 1393. No children. 

2474 is Frederick not Charles. 
James VV. d. Mar. 21. not 17. 

Mar. 11. 1360, Noyes Billings Meech. 1 Page969-i ChiB of Albert L. Kimball 
4, Damaris Spicer^ b. April 9. 1842; ; ^,i^^,„jj ^^ Chester L. 

Page 977— Geneva (Frost) Kimball is 

m. Dec. 2, 1879, William Albert Be- ' 
dent. 5, William Spicer* b. July ; 
25, 1844; m. Jan. 1, 1374, Charlotte'* ! 
Sissen iChapman; m. 2nd, Oct. 27, I 
ls37, Minnie Carroll Tuthill. 0. M. j 
Everett Spicer' b. Sept. 9, 1843; m. ! 
April 28. 1.530. Hattie Spicer adopted 
daughter of James and Susan Spider. ! 

Prentiss E ■" is dead. Estella Bean 
b. June 19, 1354. Their son Walter 
Scott Abbott Kimball'J was b. D-^c. 

Page 979— The family of Byron Kimball 
should be as follows: He was b. 


Kimball Family News. 

Auy. .->. lS10:ra. Ahir. 19. 1-'.^. Ade- 

Sept. 14, 1SS3. Her daughter Elsie 

line na?.en. thiugbtt-r of Ja>iob ;in,l 

Mav Carruth d. Los Angelos, Cal., 

Caroliae (Whitiiiy) Ih'Mn vi lirUiy 

April 1S7». 

ton, Me. Resides in Uridgtoii. Me. 

Page 'ji/4— Leland Cooper (not Crocker) 


b. April It), 1S3.-): d. Denver. Col., 

i Willis Hazen'" b. Deo. 3. ISriT; M.O. 

April -JC, lSSr>. Children: 1. .Te.ssie 

Bowdoin 1^01. He is a physieian 

Jblizabcrth Cooper b. Lawrence, 

and resides in Portland. Me. 

Kansas. Sept. ir,. l,--;i, e. B.-rtha 

ii .Sophrona IJrowu"'' b. Aug. SI, 1S70, 

Leland Cooper >i. .hm. 1-. l--.",. 

m. Virg-il U. .Johnson in IfSS. They 

Page 'J'.i;)—2.?04a George ^l>^.■olL Kim- 

reside in Xorway. Me. Children: 

ball-' fPrescott^George' Isaac" Jon- 

1. Adeline r,rowu» b. ISSS. 2, Ky- 

athan" .Jonathan-* Samuel'' Fachard- 

ron BrovTn" b. IS'JO. Z. Earl H. 

Pachard') b. North Chelmsford, 

Brown" b. 1<02. 4, Donald Brown" 

Mass.. Feb. 33, 1S30: d. San Fran- 

h. ISyi. 5. Dorothy Brown" b. la9H. 

cisco, Cal.. Aug 23. 1SS4: m. .July 

0. 1S.50. Martha Atwood Lynch of 

iii George Kiehards" b. Aug. 7. 1S73, 
m. Oct. l.">, liU-l. Mary A. Perry of 

Milford.. X. H. She survived him- 

Sweden. "Me. Children: Gladys" b. 

and is still living, in IS'J.S, in Sau 

Franclscj. Cal. .\ftcr the .leath of 

ISOl. :2. :Myra" b. 1S9U. 

hisfather he went to Springfield. 

W Caroline Klizabeth-''' b. April IS. 

Vi.. to live with his uncle George 

Page 9>.")—i:.'i',.ii .Tames M. Kimball d. 

Kimball (14y0} f-urn wliom he 

Medway. F.-b. 12. ISUS. at tlie resi- 

learned the blacksmith tr^ide. In 

dence of hi- father. He was edu- 

April ts.''.2 he Went to Califuruia. 

cated in the Ban.q-or City ScJiools, 

After .spending a short time in the 

and in the L'niversity of .Maine, 

mines, he settled in San FrancLsco 

whertj.athisg-raduation in 1894, he 

where he established himself as a 

held the hiL;-Uest rank in Scholar- 

blacksaiith and carriage maker. 

ship. He was Captain of Co- B, 

Some three or four years later one 

Coburn Cadets, of the University 

Fourtii of July morning, his shop 

of Maine. After his graduation 

was burned. He rebuilt it and con- 

he began the practice of Civil En- 

tinued in the business. As the city 

gineering and was employed on 

grew his business increased. Even- 

the Bargor X- Aroostook K.U., and 

tually the Kimball Car a;id Car- 

was afterivards in the employ of 

. riage Manufacturing C:> was the 

the Massachusetts Highway Com- 

largest establishment of its kind 

mission, in vvhose .service he re- 

on the Pacific Coast. For many 

mained until his last illness. He 

years they built most of the street 

was resident engineer in charge of 

cars used in the city. They also 

the work at Sterling. Mass. 

built the first cable cars that were 

I'age Osr,— Sarah M.'" was b. Feb. :?+. 

used in San Francisco. In tne early 


.seventies- they built a beautiful 

Auna Moulton'-'' b. Nov. 14. 18.-.7. 

p Ji-ce .-ar all of Calif, .ro ia woods. It 

d. S:,V. 1^, 1.>:,J. 

wasonexhibiti.m in S m Frauicsco. 

Haltie^b. Jan. 1.;. IsiiO; d. .Ian. 

and at rarious points on the way 

31). lsi-,:i. 

east. It was burned in Chica^'o at 

•:':ige'..-:.-Edw;u Kimball d. .Tuly 30. 

the time of the big fire. For some 


years the Kimball Car and Carriage 

Page ;i;r.'— Ednai' b. Feb. 1.",, lSi»;, 

Manufacturing Co. lia.ltbe niauage 

Pa--e'.i:i4— .C'.'H-SI Francis Imogene (Kim- 

ment of the ^Ve-t (-.nst I-'i'.rnitnre 

ball. Carrulh d; Las Vegas. Texas, 

Co.. whi'jh mrule most of the lurni- 

Aug-ust, 1S9S 

ture for the Palace and IJaldwin 


i Georg-e \ViiUace" b. Snu Fran?i.sco. 
June 19 ISoit; in. Mar. 27, 1SS3, Uat- 
tiebelle Foster of Portland. Oregon. 
He is in the Insurance business. 
Children: 1, Maud Fo.ster" b. Sept. 
3, 1SS4. ;, Edwin Presoott"b. Aug. 
23, 1886. 3. George Clarence" b. 
June 13, ISiQ. 
ii Fred Herbert'" b. San Francisco, 
Sept. 9, 1S(;3. He has resided in 
Montana for several years. 

Page 1010— Everett should be Everitt, 
Acre should be Aero. 

Page 1013— The Hne of descent of 
Charles H.^ should be Thomas H.» 
Thom.As' John" Th'.>uias'' etc. 

Page 1U24- Martha J. Hunter Kimball 
resides in Meriden, Conn. 

Page 1033 — Heujauiin Kimball m. Helen 
:\Iaria Simmons of Boston, not Hel- 
en Manning Simmon-, of Somers- 

Page 1033— 2433a Howard KimbaU» 
(Warren' Benjamin- Benjamin*' 
Benjamin" Benjamin"' lionjarain* 
John- RichardM b. Boston, Mass., 
June 23, 184.": m. Wiuton, Ohio, 
iSept. 7, 1S82, Sallie Margaret Hurt, 
b. July 21. 181)1; d. Indianapolis, 
Ind.. April 13. 1887: m 2nd, at 
Plainfield. Ind.. Sept. 4. 1S9.>. Emma 
•Tane Authonj-. b. Trov, Ohio, Sept. 
7, 1861. He was one of the Brimmer 
School boys who went to Leaven- 
worth, Kansas, in 1864, during the 
days of -'On to Kansas." Leaven- 
worth not being q iiite close enough 
to the frontier he went -"urther 
west to Manhattan, Kansas, where 
he engaged in the Book and Sta- 
tionery business. ' He now lives at 
Indianopolis and is Secretary of 
the .Etna Saving and Loan Asso- 
ciation. He has been an active 
member for a number of years of 
the .Masons. He served as secreta- 
ry of Oriental Lodge, No. 500, 
A. F. A. M, of Inliiuaoolis for two 

years. Is a Scotish Uite Mason. 
32" Indiana Consistory, and a mem- 
ber of Murat Temple Ncbles cf the 
Mystic Shrine. 


i Arthur Warren"' b. Indianapolis. 

July 31, 1883. 
il .Vlice Howard'"' b. Indianapolis, Jan. 

U. 18'37. 
Page 1036- Sarah (Shubert) should be 

Sarah Elizabeth tHorner). The 

names of the children arc as fol. 

lows: Elsie Jane, Dora not Dona, 

Gertrude Isabella, Martha Mabel. 

and add vi Porter Banks'" b. Palo 

Alto, Oct. 13, 1896. 
Page 1036 — Edgar Hobart b. San Fran- 
cisco, Aug. 1, 1370. 
Page 1048— Estelle L. Phillip.s should 

be Estelle L. Phelp=. dau. of Abner 

Rice and Margery Ann (Eaton) 

Joseph William"' was b. Mar. 6. 

1S89. Add to the children: 
vi Harrold Fuller b. July 19. 1894. 
vii George Ray b. Dec. 25, 1896. 
Pages 1049-')O-51 — Ketchum should be 

Page 1066— Pym should be Pynn. 
Page 1080 — Helen Gleasons Kimball's 

line should be (Thomas' John'^ 

Thomas'' etc.) 

! Page 1085— Albert Edwin now lives in 
I Salt Lake City. Utah, where he is in 

i the office of the Local Treasurer of 

I the Oregon Short Line R. R. 

Page 1088 — Amos Kimball, whose fath- 
er is said to have been named Rich- 
ard, is saiu to have had two broth- 
ers, Joel and . Richard. Richard 
was a tanner and currier by trade, 
and had two sons. Hiram and Hor- 
ace. Hiram settled m Illinois. 

Amos Kimball m. Lucy Doile. 
His children were. 
i James m. Sophia Taft. 
ii William m. Hattie. Strong and had 

a son William H. Kimball, 
iii Samuel G. died in the army in the 

war of 1S61. 
iv Charles E. Kimball b. Dec. 4, 1822. 


Kiinball Family News. 

j, Pittsford. Vt., was tbe you n crest [ 

r sou; m. Minerva C. Orrne, r'aughter 

of Alien Orme, and grand-daughter 

of General Jonathan Orme of the 

Continental Army. Herroother was 

a neice of Oeneral Warren who was 

i killed at the Hattle of Bunker Hill. 

J They resided at Northampton. 

I Mass. Children: 1 Amos A., resides 

1 Koxhury, Mass. 2 Ira E., died in in- 

\ ' fancy. 3. Rollin C. 4, Charles E. 

^ ' Charles E. has two eons, i Perry E, 

ii Harry. 

V Lucy, vn P.obert McLane. 

vi Lydia ra. William V.oo.ihouse. 
vii Liicinda m. John Rocku'ood. 
viii Mary m. William Cotting. 
ix lAicreiia m. William Meail. 
X Martha m. William Swt-et. 
[, xi Eliza m. David Hall. 

J- xii Charlotte m. William Xonrse. 

I Page lose — Col. Amos Kimball is now. 

I ISOS. Quartermaster of the V. S. A. 

i- at Xeiv Yoi-k city. His son Amos 

;, William is Chief Clerk in the C. S. 

Quartermaster's oftioe at Sjn Fran- 
cisco, C:il. 
Page lOOT— Richard Kimball- was a 
deacon in the Congregational 
I; church. 

1 Page 1100— Wilbraham Kimball d. in 

I Woburn. :Mass.. wheredie lived dur- 

■ i ing the latter part of his life. His 

', wife Deborah was b. ia 17j?2 not 1S21. 

'■ She also died in Woburn. She was 

! a daughter of Isaac Bourne. Ivory 

Kimball was a graduate of liowdoin 
College and died in Lindeboro. X.U. 
Pa^e 1102 — ix daughter should be 
Olive, she was the youngest child. 
Page 1102 — Add to the children of Is- 
rael, Hannah m. 
Page 1102— Folly m. Aug, 30, ISOti. 

i Mary Dennett b, Lyman. Me. 
Oct. 2-1. lS2:i, James" lt»t:s. 
. ii Sarah b. Lyraan. .Me. 
iii .\lmira m. Luncey Littlefield 
iv Susan m. Jacob .Myric. 

V Ollive Auirusta m. .Mar. 13, 
Ste'/uen M. liaUh. 

ith of Uol- 

Page 1106— i John' went to Dover. N.H- 

Page 1107 — Jolin Patton was for many 
years a deacon in Woburn in th.- 
Cangregational church. lie left 
no children-. 

Page llol — Sainuei Vi. Kimball died at 
Fort Wayne, Ind,, Dec. 14. l>55:m. 

Eliza M. . He was a singer 

and a UQ\is.ic teacher. He left a 
. widosv and four children. 
i Annette b. ^Vobum, Mass.. Dec. 
30. Iti4*. 

Page HOT — Isaac B- Kimball died in 
X. J.. Mar. 7, 1S74 leaving children. 
and grandchildren. 

Page 1107 — Israel Kimball died at 
Washington. D. C, Dec. in, ls90. 
He was a graduate of liowdidn Col- 
lege and shortly after graduation 
moved to Portsmouth, N. H.. where 
he taught school until Oct. 1S62, 
when he was apjxjioted an otKcer 
of the Internal Revenue Bureau at 
Washington. D. C. He was given 
char^-e of the ta.vation of manufac- 

tures and aft- 

iras upo 


all ta-.-jt;on except that upon ^pirit- 
oub litiuors, tobacco, and banks, he 
had charge of the tobacco tax. He 
continned in the bureau until his 
death- There was do man in the 
V. S. whose opinion was more re- 
spected by the heads of the Treas- 
ury Department. 

Page 1113— Sarah Kimball daughter of 

Stephen Kimball, m. St rout. 

Stephen Kimball was the only son 
of Wilbraham Kimball that re- 
mained in \VelLs. He jiv,rd the 
whole of his life on the farm on 
which he and his brothers were 

Page 1114— Jfla Wilbraham KimhaU re- 
moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. I'.rother 
Wilbraham Kimball andsi>ter Ann 
Kimball, his wife, were di-missed 
to the Second Presbyterian Cliarch. 
Fort Wayne, Ind.. Nov. 3. iSiS" 
(Recordsof the FirstChurch. Wells. 
Me.) At the 'irae he went to Indi- 
ana, the Indians were still there 

AucrUSts ISQS 


thoug-h they were removed west 
shortly after. He died at Fort 
Wayne. June 3. l^Ti). His wife died 
in Washingtou, 1). C. 

73a i Irory Geor^^e b. May 5. 1>! 13. 
Jay Maine 

ii Israel Edward" b. Fort Wayne, 
Ind., Feb. l->, H.=i3. 

iii Jennie O. b. Fort Wayne, Sept. 
2,5, 135,5. 
Page 1114— George W. Kimball served 
during the war tuo terms in a Mass. 
IJegitnent. Add to his children; 
IT James M. 
Pa^a 1114— fTa Itenjamin lamb.-ill re. 
sided for some time at Woburn, 
Massachusetts, and then removed 
to Fort ^Vayne. Indiana where 
he died Oct- 4. l!?:i9. He m. Sarah 

, who died before him. 


i Helen b. April 2'j. 1S49. 
ii Laura. 
iii William. 
iv Addie. 
V Mary E. 
Page J114— WiUiani Uve= at WiUon. 
X. H., with his daughter who m. j 

m. Barrett. .She has two chil- 1 

dren. His wife died Nov. 5, l->a.7. I 
Pag-e 1114— Clarence P. Stetson d. June 
20, 1883. Children: 1, George War- 
ren Stetson'^ b. June in. 18T(J. 2, 
Florence Maria Stetson^ V>. Sept 4, 
l^Ti. 3. Clarence Wilson Stet-soui 
b. Xov. 5, LS-jO, 
Pag-e 1114 — Geoi-ffe Kimball was b. Oct. 
4. ISCB. not Nov. 3U. 

Geoig-e Melvin Kimball should 
Georg-e E., b. Jun? 2-, 18.i3. 

Add iv James Jlelvin b July 30, 
1S57. Caddie should be Clara. 
I'ajre llil— 73a Ivory G. Kimball'' (Wil. 
braham' Wilbraham-* Israel^ Rich- 
ard^Caleb^) b. Jay, ilaine, May ."), 
1S43: m. Sept. 20, lur,.-,, Anna La- 
viuia Ferris, at Fort Wayne, Indi- 
ana. He received a common school 
education in the cominoa schools 
at Fort Wayne, and taught there 

for a time. He enterea the array 
as a private in Co. E. .55 Ind Vols. 
In .Aug-. 1S63. he secured an ap- 
poiutmeot as a clerk in the Internal 
Revenue Bureau, at Washington 
and'while there ivas promoted to the 
h"ad of a division. He studied law 
at the Columbian University Law 
School, and was admitted to the 
bar in 1S07, The ne.Kt year he re- 
sig-ned his. position in the lUireau 
and enteied the practice of his pro- 
fession In 1891 he was offered 
and accepted the position as Judge 
of the Police Court for the District 
of Columbia, and was appointed by 
the Pre.sident and confirmed by 
the Senaie. He was reappointed 
to this position .Tan. IS'.H. 

i Ella Clara' b. June 24. l<i>-,, m. Ju- 
ly 5. 1?'J2. William A. Tyler. Chil- 
dren: 1, Arthur Kimball Tyler', b. 
June 10, li93. 2, Tracy Ferris Ty- 
ler*, b. JGly 16. I'^ii.i, 3, Mabel Ty- 
ler* b. May IS, 1897 

ii Wilbra" b. Apr. 6, 1868. d. Mar. ,5, 

iii Mary GUbert' b. Mar. 26, 1870. 
Graduated from Amherst College 
in 18'J3. Graduated from the Law 
Department of University 189t5, and 
was admitted to the bar 1896. 

iv Alice May^ b. July 7. lS'.i2. 

V Arthur Herbert='b. Mar, , 1875. Was 
graduated from Amherst College 
in 1897. 

vi Bertha Lciuise'' b Jan. 30, 1378. 

vii Edna Gertrude' b. Sept. 9, 1379. 

viii Walter Ferri.s' b. Nov. 20. 1873. 
Page 1102— Caleb m. Oct 20. 17'J2, Ele- 
anor Storer. 
Page il')2— .Vdtt tothe children of Caleb 

Caleb b. Aug. 1793, d. Jan. 30. 

3oa Tiniothv. res. West Lebanon. 

31a William. 

Mehitable b. 1301. m. July 30. 
1851, Heard MilUkcu. b. 1834. Re^. 
East Bridg-ewater, Mass. 


Kimball Family News. 


Mary S. b. Sept. 1800. d. June 23, I 

1SS6. Had a daughter who m. Ru- j 

fus Yeatou, and resided in Alfred, j 

Maine. | 

Pag-e 1100— 30a Dr. Timothy Kimball, 

m. Betsey . Resided AVest 

Lebanon, .Me. 


I Ernestine, deceased; never mar- 
ii Martha m. Ira Wentworth of E. 
Rochester, X. H. ! 

iii Calendar, deceased, &. . Res. j 

Lynn, Mass. 
Pa;s'-e llO'j— Add the foUowiDgr to the! 
children of Caleb Kimball: j 

Henrietta m. Israel Littlefield of j 
layman. Me.: in. 2nd. David Wash-; 
burn of Somerville, JIass. ; he is I 
dead. Children: 1, Etta Littlefield, i 
never married. 2, Mary Lucy Little- j 
field m. Charles F. Washburn of 
Everett. M^.ss. | 

Mary Jane m. Horace Littlefield j 
of Lyman, Me., brother of Israel. 
She had a son Albert who lives on 
the old place in Lyman. 

Charles .Tason never married. 

Tryphena m. Israel Cousins of 

Pover Point, X. H. Has several 


Pag-e 1100— :i la William Kimball-' (Cal- \ 

eb" Caleb'- Caleb') b. Feb. 7. ITOii, d. 

May 7, 1*78: m. Dec. a. ls21. .Saloma 

Kniffht>. d. Feb. 24. 1S34; m. 2nd, 

Aug. n, 1*31. Eliza Lewis of Ken-, 

nebunk, b. Oct. 10. ISOti. i 


i Horatio''^ b. S?pt. 2u, 1323, d. Feb. ' 

4, 1S90. ! 

ii Charles Trafton-' b. \ng. 4. l-i2.i; ' 

d. .\pr. 21. Hll^i. He was drowned 

at sea. Xever married. 

ill Deborah Mills" b. April II, 182S. d. ' 

Chieag-o, June 29, 1877. i 

iv William Lewis' b. May 2, 1^37, d. 

Sept. 10. 1*08. . ! 

57a V (ieorg'e'^ b. Aug-. 8. 1840. | 

vi Sarah Elizabeth*' b. June 7, 1844; 

m., resides Saco, Me. 

7. 1800 
iam^b. Oct. 14, 1S08; 

vii Orrin" b. Sept. 27, 1847: d. Oct. :, 

viii Melvin-'^ b. Augr. 29, 18.50; d. EaM 

Rochester, X. U. 
Page 1113— o7a George Kimball' (Wil 

ham* Caleb-' Caleb- Caleb") b. Ly. 

man. Me., Aug S. 1S40; m. July 2s 

386.1, Martha Caroline Sterens. b 

Aug. 12, 1841, daughter of Josepl. 

Stevens and Sally Plummer. 


i Jessie Eastman"" b. Dec 
ii Charles W 

d. Oct. 20. 1S7.5. 
iii Florence Eliza" b. Xov. 24. 1870. 

Kimballs in Literature. 

Kimbails in Science. 

Kirabails in Law. 

Kimbaiis in .Medicine. 

Kimballs in the Pulpit. 

Kimballs in Army and Xavy. 

Kimballs in Commerce 

Kimballs in .\griculture 

Kimballs in .Manufacturing. 

Kimballs in Art. 

The above are given upon which it 
is suggested thai some especiiilly com- 
petent to treat each subject, volunteer 
to prepare a paper for the Xe'.vs. It i- 
always understood in speakinc,'- of Kim- 
balls. that all of Kimball descent are 
included. Mr. Morrison and Prof. 
Sharpies did not happen to be Kimball 
born, but are of Kimball blood. Dan- 
iel Web.ster was not born a Kimball, 
nor was Can. A. W. Greely of the Sig- 
nal service, but were of Kimball de- 
scent. In some cases there are those 
not bearing the Kimball name wh.' 
have more of the family blood than 
others who bear the name. Even if t'li^ 
were not so. it would not be creditable 
to discriminate against the mother- 
Kimbill born. Therefore in essays a- 
above suggested, persons of Kimbai! 
descent may properly be recognized. 



Aug-ust. IS'tS 

From a Priest of the Cult. 

follou-ino- is f r,)m a private letter. 





Jly Deak ilu. K1MB.A.LI.: 

I Xelson Freeman Kimball (ioO'*, p. 
lOoT), has been elected Departmect 

I Commander G. A. R. for state of Idaho. 

j In the Family History it is no: stated 

I that he serTed in the army at ali. but 
In a witty speech made by Jlajor ^ j^^ ^^.^^ in manr of tlie severe coniliet> 
Powell of tlu. Coa.t or Geological ^ur- j„ ^j^^ ^.^^^^^^ ^^^^. ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ..^ 
vey some years ag-o, he declared that j „.^^ ^j^^^^^j^ Tennesse and Georgia, 
the religion of the Boston people was | ^,,^g ^^^^.-^..^^.j^i^ ^^^,^^^ ^^.^,^ ^.^^. 
worship of their ancestors. Although | ^^ ^.^'^^ ^^ ^^-^^ ^..^^.^ j^,^,^^_ ^^.^^ ^.^ 

I uncle, C61. Win. P. Chandler, when thf 
priest of the l^^^te^ was appointed .Surveyor General 
cull. I send you a lot more stuff. Just I „f ^^^ territory, and ha^ remained 
as I thought I was through here comes , ^j^^^^ ^,^. .^. ^.,^^; j^^ ^^^ engaged in 
another lot. I expect to start to Al- | ^j,^, ^;,j;^g. ^„,;„g,, ^^ ^veiser. in- 

fred, Maine, tomorrow to finish up Li„i„.^ j ^ .:„.^ ,-„ ^t^ -, ■ • 1 

^ I aulsred some in stock raism?. and some 

some work there. 1 shall be sorry to,. " ■ ■ t_ i, • 1^ , ■ 

•' 1 in mining. In business matters he is 
see the Kimball News stopped al the 1 

by birth I am not one of the tribe, I ' , 
seem to have become 

end of the year. I think, however, 
you can decidedly diminish the cost, 
and yet improve the appearance of the 
paper by changing the style So as to 
make it correspond more closely with 
the history. You will not have on the 
page much more than half the compo- 
sition. But I think people in general 
will be better pleased to have less mat- 
ter and have it more legible. Probably 
most of the corrections have been made 
in the genealogical part of the. woi'k. 1 
have, howevor, enough matter on hand 
for one- or more numbers after the en- 
clo.sed. It is, however, all new matter 
and no corrections of old. 1 had a let- 
ter from- Granville Kimball's half sister 
yesterday from which I copy the fol- 
lowing: "I cannot thank you enough 
for bringing Granville and myself to- 
gether. I am proud oi; him. and love 
him dearly, and his wife seems as dear 
to me. She is now in Chicago.'' So 
you see we have done a little good with 
the Kimball Xews and Family History. 
Granville has proved himself to be 
quite a man. The last news from him 
i.^ that he is about to sail on the Wat- 
son expeiliti'in to the Coast of Spain. 
Yours respectfully. 

S. P. SlIAl'.l'LES. 

rgetio andvpushing. He has been 
active in Grand Army work. 

He is interested in 01d"s Ferry across 
Snake River, and sometimes goes a 
fishing, just as we u«ed to do when we 
were boys in Xew Hampshii-e — that is 
our goings were similar,the results not 
so much so, as he writes that a few 
days ago he caught a sturgeon ten feet 
Ling that cleaned up 2-'5 pounds, and 
that a. few days later another that 
weighed S.5 pounds. As this was more 
than was needed for breakfast, they 
packed it away like so much beef and 
sent it to the Portland market. 

Roy T. Kimball, late president etc.. 
I of Sau Francisco, senils for extra cop- 
ies of the July number, and takes oc- 
casion ta say. "lam tinding Kimballs 
all tlie time, and they ought to show 
up at your otSce. There are three in 
the Utah troops oauiped in this tity — a 
lieutenant, a corporal and a private 
ail ele^rant fellows, and the plains are 
fullof them."" 

Air. Peeshara of Xcwtown. 


Wales. Ensland. writes us that 

le has 

considerable valual)le material n. 


to the Kimball familv in Ene-iau 

d. Fie 

has not -een the Kimball Histor 

.-. !>ut 

aa.-s bear 1 of the Xews, and th..-i 

e mav 

be s.miethinir in his mine that m 

IV be 

jf interest hereafter. 

Kimball Family News. 

We are indebti<d to the kmdnes-s of 
W. Euseiie Kimball, (p. TS2; for as tine 
a -■specimen of ill-istrated book priDtinjr 
as one ofton sees. It is a large folic 
containing- vieivs of New York City, its 
important building-o, with descriptive 
articles. These viaws are ninety-three 
in number, exquisite half tone prints. 
In addition there are OOS half tone por- 
traits of members ot the Xe^v YorV 
stock exchansre. presidents of rail- 
roads, banks and great corporations. 
Among these portraits are those of 
Col. Robert J. Kimball, pre.senting a 
different viesv from that given in the 
Family History, ,p. 780) another of his 
son William Eugene, both members of 
the stock exchange, also William A. 
Kimball, another member. Several of 
the fine buildings illustrated were de- 
signed by Messrs. Jviraball & Thomp- 
son, New York Architects. Of course 
our young friend and cousin has the 
thanks of the Kimball News for this 
elaborate and artistic work. Col. R.J. 
Kimball i<: Co. are prominent bankers 
and brokers, 16 and IS Broad Street, 
New York City. 

D. L. Kimball of Pontiac. Mich., is 
Captain of Co. M. -Lith Regiment. 

Carll A. Lewis. Elliott. Conn., editor 
of the Lewisiaua, sends the following: 

Connecticut state law requires Sav- 
ings Banks to publish annually names 
of depositors not heard from for twenty 
years or more. Among the larg-est of 
such depositors in the Centennial Sav- 
ing Bank at New Haven, is Mrs, Ellea 
C. Kimball with a credit of SJ91.46, 

Elias .J. Kimball has been appointed 
by the President, chaplain in the Sec- 
o-lJ Volunteer Engineers. 

Number one of the News has been 
reprinted, and the second number is 
nearly ready. These will be dated for 
January and February to fill out the 
volume if wanted for binding, in style 
uuifurm with sueceding numbers. It 
will be remembered that these num- 
bers were originally printed in quarto 
form. These numbers will be mailed 
with the iSeptember issue, and will be 
sent without e.^tra charge to all sub- 
scribers who received the original is- 
sues, as well as to all who have sub- 
scribed since they were out of print. 

That very dear cousin of ( 
'., ivho 

H. M. Kimball and wif,?. (i002) of 
Danville, 111., are taking a 
among the Rocky Mountains, 


Park Barnes Kimball, the youngest 
of the News force wan:ed to join the 
Rougk Riders, but was persuaded to 
'-■ompromise by rourhing it oa a Kan- 
sas ranch for a month or two. 

years ago acquired a 
Jewell of a hu.-(band, has recently ac- 
quired another, this time a miniature 
Jewell. They call her Jlargaret, ia 
memory of a very charming and lovable 
aunt who died soon after her marriage. 
This mother's home has suffered sad 
bereavements in the past. M.iy this 
little Madge live to be a comfort to her 
parents, as well as to those parents of 
the other Madge who has gone before. 
(See pp. yo2-90.3.) 

Lulu French Kimball of JIanchester. 
N. H.. a teacher of long experience, is 
spending- the summer at Cambridge. She belongs to the family 
branch that came to Kansas in early 
i'ays and settled near Manhattan. 
iS*e p. 0.".0.) 

A.B. Kimball, po!rtmaster. and editor 
of the Scandia Journal, will tell what 

he knows about Newspapers at the | Dr. Thomas Kimball, recently ap- 
a-xt meeting of the Central Kan.-as 1 pointed surgeon, was doing service 
Editorial A5.sociation. | among the wounded at Santiago. 

d he JCimball^amiltj DZeios 

Topekfi, Kansas^ September, ISyS. 

Term!> 50 cents a uear. 

dhe Diimbalt family Dleius, 



as Avenue 


-luilf of tlieKlii 

On the table beside her is a little pile 
of yellow papers, flauked hv a plain 
leather-covered Bible/--Open' this Kibli! 
just befort the page on whiuh is writ- 
ten. --The New Tesaiment of iJur Lord 
and Savior. Jesus Christ, tran.slaled out 
of the Urig-inal (ireek. Printed and 
[ Published by Uolbrook i Fesseuden, 
I Urattleboro. Vt.. 1S2S." Here is %vril- 
j ten. in the midst of the family record: 



X.\XCV Cl-RRIER. SkI'T. 20, ITS 



Naxcv Ci-KRi; 
Nov. 28. 180.-.. 

econd Class MattP 


A Tea Party In Honor of Mrs Nancy 

[We reprint <lie following from a Chicago daily 
Auaust tfi, iStS ten years aeo. Mrs; Kimball 
ed thej:!rdol tne folloaipg month. It will be 
en iliH this centennial was held some six weeks 

r See F.imily Hittory'p. 323; Fam. News 

A curious tea partv was held vester- 
day afternoon at Ely-in, 111. Mr-;."Nancy 
Ivimball ijaTe an informal reeeotion to 
celebrate her UUst birthdav. He.r 
g-uests \\ere the early settlers of Elg-in. 
and the young-est of the partv was a 
latly of 61). " 

The exact date of Mrs. Kimball's 
birth is .Sept. 26. 1T87. and Sept. 2ii. in 
the pre.sent year, the anniversary will 
be observed by the g-eneral public of 
Elwin The atf'air was private. The 
old lady's life is fast ebbiny awav: and 
it may -.veil huopen that she will net 
live to see the end of thecomino' month. 

With half-closed eyes, naw almost 
siu-htless. she recliuea in an easv chair. 

And the little pile of yellotv papers 
carries back the genealogy of the Kim- 
balls and Curriers to the beginning' of 
the eighteentli century aud shows how 
Joseph Kimball, the husband of Nancy, 
.•eceived a commission as Captain of 
Cavalry in the Thirty-fourth Regi- 
ment of New Hampsiiire militia, dated 
May 28, 1810. signed by Jeremiah Smith, 
tiovernjr. and countersigned l>y Na- 
thaniel Parker. Secretary: how Wil- 
liamPlumer. Captain GeneVal. accepted 
his resignation three years later; and 
how PlumerGovernor.'iu isiij made him 
Justice of tlie Peace for the County of 
Grafton. Joseph Kimball. Captain of 
cavalry. Justice of the Peace has been 
dead for tnore titan half a cntury. 
and here sits his widow, who u ;is boru 
when Napoleon was a lad, before Wash- 
iDgton became President of the United 
States. ■ • ■ 

(Jld Mr. Sherman is the first to arrive. 
He is received by Mrs. Xhicrs. who is 
Mrs Kimball's Jaugliter. aud i>y .Mi^. 
Samuel Kimball, her daughter-in-law. 
Times have changed since .Mr. Sher- 
man tirst came to Elgin in ls:!8. lie 
was then at bitter feud with the •Kim- 
ball boys.'" They broke up his shantv. 

and he built anoih 
this." he said, ••y 
away on the pieces." 

"How is tlie old lady 
Sherman, now advancing. 

Mrs. KIm'oall fi.xes her 1 
his white hair, ■■^ile doesu 
he savs 

•It you break 
hall carrv me 


^\ \J 

Kfrnbn2J P'amiiv X 


coH," biiys tlK- old 


-Mr. Sherman was little disconcerted 
'Her memory is failin-j." he said. 
■Nhe oiu'-ht to know that I won mv 
suit at last, thouyh the bovs l)ou<rht 
up tlie jury twic-e." " .° 

'-What was the around of the suit?" 
-My land. The KimbuU bovs wanted 
the earth. 1 wanteil onlv a slice of it. 
And 1 o^ot i,.'' 

rthdav," re- 

in with a 
.ant to go 

wanttog-o home. Thev are wai:in,; 

for me at home. There is the cow to 
and the wool to card, and tlu- 
' ■ There's mucli to be 

ione and I waot to gr home." 

ti.innel lo 



••\ou see. bays old Mr. .^berman 
■■Amenean women did evervthmcr fo.' 
themselves in the days when Grandma 
Kimball was a g-irl. They made their 
boys clothes, (iid the ho i=,ework. 
raised tne poultrv. and never .-om- 
p'aiued of overwork either." 

••There were no hardships in that 
hfe. added Uittiord. -VVhen Kl- 
?iD consisted of two or three lotr ealv 
IDS we had too ranch to do to thi'sik of 
hardships. Besides we had book,." 

••Waat .Siirt oi books'?" 
t v;k ; -K I .1 --Miss Edg-eworth. All the latest 

ihew^^:^t.n„^th':!5?^i^°^^-"'- «->--^ "^ 

••How old are vou. Mr. 

••1 will be <ih ne.xt b: 
plied the vetei-an pioneer. 

Here the old lady burt 
nathelic little cry' -I 
home." .she said. 

"Where is her home?" 

'f^he is thi ikin? of West Plvmonth. 
>ew Hampshire." explained Jlrs. 
Thiers. -Her mind over the 
tifty years which have intervened since 

SSrS^ P..>^es^ U h.. 

-t>.sshe remember S^sl^^oo:>" ^v;i:C^^'^ ^:: J^^J^^^Z 
i.memoei Wash- l^.^s Cah-a- was published. I read 
Lncle lorn in the JS'dtionnl ±.r,i. 

randina. d< 
ins-ton.'" asks ifi^ Thiers. 

'•VVa.shinsrtOD'.'-'says the centenarian 
■with a va.-nnt .smile at .Mr. Sherman 
-wh-.»t IS Washinirton:'" And ag-ain !„ yi^,,, 
the pnthetic no»e in her voice rmirs: -I ! .,nAJ:"l' 
want to sro home.'' - ""uer^.o 

"She remembered Wa-sh^ntrton's fnn- 
eral. •said .Mi-i. .Samuel Kimball. "She 
wasa Httle ffirl at the time, but .she 
has often told us how the church in 
\\ est Phmouth was draped in monrn- 
mg. " 

'".Vhat of Lafavette.'" 

"O, r.afayette was ,.iie of her heroes 
Tint here is .Vunt Harriett, 
tell vou more. " 



Shall I ever foro-et if.' AVe ivere rabid 
anti-slaverr people, we early settler.s 
e were all in favor of the 
I railway toXanada. 1 re- 
member when tht Kitchen of mv broth- 
er-in-law. Dr. Dyer, black with 
ftjfi-itivc slaves." " 

••Does old .Mrs. Kimball recall thi-, 
epoch too'?" 

"It is quite modern for her. Her en- 
thusiasm ran more in the direction of 
rel'g-jon. But she was always a wom- 
an of few words, .self-ccmtain-od. domes- 
tic in her habits. Her ways were 
formed among- the New Hampshire 
\. thouffh she came to Ela-in in 
she '.vas afty years old at~ that 

met was do other thank 
Mis.s Harriet t.'ifford. who was the s-c- ,. 
ond ladv in the settlement, coming- to I ^i^'^: ■ 

^::.::t. "-^^ t^ ;:i^:r;jj;::':?i "^?^^ ^'^ '''^'^^'' ^'^'^°^- 

the pioneers. Her hair is snow white ''- *^ ";■='?■> "'as a little mud hole. I 
—even her evebrows are wWfe. K,„ I r^'^ember once dnvinfr there in a ram 

rhen she taught 


white. But 
.ler memory is perfect, her voice strong- 
an<l tirm. and she rememliers everv in- 
cident of the t 
schoilin El (.'in. 

"How is old .Mrs. Kimbalf.'" she asks 

"Xot s*5 well as ive hoped," .savs Mrs 

"Humph.-' .saysa pining voice from 

Chicasro was a 
remember once dri 

sCiinn. When we reached tlie lown it 
was under water. It had only one 
hotel — a frame buildin;? calieii the 
Xew York Hotel, on Lak^^ Street — and 
it certainlv had not ■-'.uiio inhabitants " 
The old Jarty ha 1 followed this cn- 
versatiim -.vith apparent anderstand- 
ing-. Her thin hand--, with every vein 
showin-j. heat a ff-eble t.-ittoo on the 
arms of her chaii-. Antt at last che 

September, 1S9S 

pointed eagerly to a bmuile of letters 

that liiy ucside tlie iamily Wible. 

One was written by her husband he- 
fore hlie liad jijineu iiiiu lu Kigin. ile 

structed in a hollow tree. l!iit her 
fhnuo-nts we.-e r.<-.t oi Blij-in. Her ad- 
lentures ot tirtv ve.i;-s were fors-otteii. 
\nd at the a-e nf'lul >he was tliinkinsr 

painted a glowiny picture of tar new of the >'ew ilampstiire farm where she 
settlement. "We have era b-apples, | was born. 

I want to g-o home." was all she said 
her visitors took their 1 ?ave. and the 

paims. biaok currants in abuni 
yooselierries, and strawberrie.'i."" he 
wrote. ■■Tile b'.'autiiul and various 
tioivers of tlie prairies surpass any- 
thing that 1 ever saw before. Wages 
are nigh. 1 knoiv wuere J. K. chap- 
man can g'et tio per mijuth." 

Then tiicre was a letter from her 
son. ■■^ oa will rind," nc says, -tuat 
laLuer has dateu uis letter "Elgin.' 
Inisislue name we have given our 
place- it is aslouishiug to behold tUc 
aood of iiumiy ration."" 

liien Came a letter, all blurred and 
blotted. Wnat iiaa olotted if? •■Dear 
ilauam," it said, and it waa.d^ted July 
:.'t). ISio. ■■It Is willi-the aceDcat sensa- 
tions of sorr:w thar. 1 have to iiif^rm 
you of the death oi your worthy nus- 

Tne bell rang and a ne.vcomer en- 
tered, it was Mr. U. S\ . Pudieford. 
His bearing was as erect at that of a 
siripliug. -T was Uuru lu 1»lj6."' he said. 

-Mrs. ivimball recogDizca mm at once. 
■■Another of tne veterans."" he said, as 
he look her wasted iiand in biS. •■Uere 
is one ivho was muldie-aged before 
railroads were intrv.-uevd." 

"1 rode on the nrst line from Schenec- 
tady tu AK>any. 1 remember as though 
it uete yesterday no»v 1 tried to count 
tile len.-c= irom tile train, and gave it 
up at laat in despair. I remember 
u lien tile r-rie L'anai was built and re- 
c.ui my lamer saying 'Ferhapssome of 
my ciuiareu may live to see it made". 
1 uneu ';ueen Victoria came 
to the tinnue. and ^ ilaptist minister 
de.scribed her to me as a plump nice 

All the old settlers made their call. 
There was .Nlr. i.'rlnudo Uavidsou. who 
married ..lames T. L'irford"s daughter, 
and -Mr. Scotiei.i. muon given to religion 
aud iienevoiencc, and' A. D. Uitford, 
tne brother of ..lames. Lach of them 
remembered tne u.iy when .Mrs. Heze- 
1- iah Gilfon.t had saii; '■W hat's the good 
of a name for this place".' Uo you ever 
expect to see stages running iiere?"' 

.\nd a uoug tiicm. with her strength 
rapidly failing, sat one who was the 
mother of the two pioneers of H:iy in. 
and wtio at an 

tea party was brought to an 

Caiif.rnia Note. 

San i"ran3i~co, Cal. 
August -'u. 1S'J3. Cousix: — 

I am just going away for a few days 
vacation— to Mr V, U. Kurkes place. 
•■La .siesta." near San J.jse. afterwards 
to Mr. Van Xess" country home. ■■AVild- 
wood.'" 1 ear Caiistoga. for a week- 
Have negleci-ed writing you this month, 
but same old excuse, busy. 
] Poor Salt Lake cousins! Instead of 
j going to Manila, they have been sent 
down t J guard the pastures gieen in 
the Yosemite Valley, a tlovernment 
reservatioL-.. Troop A. Utah Cavalry, 
has three representatives of the I'Cim- 
ball family, viz; :;d Lieut. Gordfin X. 
Kimball. Corporal Paul Kimball and 
Elliott Kimball. The two first men- 
tioned were entertained at dinner a 
few weeks sir.ce by Roy T. Kimball of 
Sm Francisco, who says they are ••all 
right." They must be dreadfully dis- 
appointed at ni5t having an opportuni- 
ty to fight real. true-for--ure Suauiards. 
but must lie content to ••lick"" their 
California kin. the •"greaser"" sheep 
herders of the Sierras. 

Mr. Roy T. Kimball is east on a vaca- 
ti(.m trip, ami will visit iloston. New 
York. Philaiielphia. Concord. N'. H . 
and Portland aud Lewiston. .Me., and 
alsoColebrook. X. 11.. and the White 
Mountains, lie will return to San I'raa- 
Cisco about the first of September. 

Uo-.v about the Second Annual Reun- 
ion of the Missouri Valley Kimballs? 
Yours very truly. 

Sak.\ii LorisK KniB.^LL. 


liist road marked. 

Nome subscribers have been thought- 
less about preserving the Nkvvs. and 
are now wartinu odil numbers to cim- 
plete their file.-." Ir is seldom thev cau 
be supplied. We have a hundreii or ^o 
It an a,.e vnen many women , „f eomplete sets, but these cannot be 
n up earthly cares saw its ( k..„,..^„^ _^ ,.„,^ f^.^^. „^^,i ^,,^^1^,, ^^ 
numliers still remain. 

mill con- 

i !■ 

Ki-.nbrJ! Fairxilv Nows. 

>■ "WhafS In a Name? " I havi.' maiio aa attr.ictive pioture. if th.' 

[Fee Th- Kirv.b.-.': F,-.i:'.;!> Nf.vs.l Utorirs tol.l :ir.- tr'if. No came was 

•■Ve-'.-saia th.i a-iK'.>t- af-t-r a .short "''^o or i.r.-tty enou-h for n;,'. and f..r 

sikr.c-e. ■■! eiivv anv une •.^ K.. n.-,,-,-^.-, i ^■^^'^^ "' ='-y ' " "s cal'u-d Duisy. as ir 

aa uneomm...u naiiii-. When I think of 1 -^^---m-^l peculiarly a pphcub;e. As 1 

; the number of Joneses in town I lose all I ."'-'w up the name clunsr to me and 

sense of indivuiualitv, aa(i feel like a i tinally I -.vas ehri.stene.i Daisy Martha 

; molecule. O/u-e. when enteric;: mv —"u'^" because I could t't -et rid, ,J 

\ teens I atteni jted to rise above mv sm- ! *lie name, and Martlia to h:ive a sui'^i- 

I roundinj.'-s. and upon !»e!n;r „romoted I '"<" ^^^-'^ I'T bu-^^ness. oki o^'e. and t!,e 

■ to a hiyher i,M-ade at school". I fave j l'^"--^- -'^*- ^"^"'t- I am al.v.ivs cali.-d 

mv name in as Eleanor. ELanor .lones : Ua'sy. but elsewhere 1 c:u-eir. the name 

» isn't so ver\- had, noiv is ify | of Martha, and in some places I have 

"It is not had' at all. It is rarher ' doubly succeeded in imtrcssing- my 

; prettv. esocdaily thf front half." said : P'-T^ouv.'.itr npou these I meet. It be- 

j the girl in the wicker chair.. -And , '^^''^^'^ '■^^--'-'-Q 'hat there w.,s a 

vour last name m;iv be chanfred, vou : Campbell and a Martlia Campbell, and 

i know. t.-K-.. It needn't be looked upon ; *•">-"' tnoirjht Martiva was my elder 

4 as a p,-rman.ncv. But you are neVer ■ ^■'■■'t'^r and so g-ave her that name. 

: ualled Eleanor, now. are vou.>" i lliosc who knew her personally how- 

I '-.No. .Tones triumphed. " The teacher i«^^ef- j-Jn^P-^'l to tne conclusion that 

: said: -Eleanor:' are v.ju known yener- ! J^f^irtua wa.s still another .sister, mak- 

allv bv thrit uame'V -Xo'm' J.Tid I I '"a" ''n extra ;,nrl m oar fami.y. Own- 

* bashfillv. -I'm Usu.illv called ^'eliie.' Mf'- ^o the name. p. ease imai-ine my 

: -Verv w^U. 'hen I uiu' call vja Xellie. ' ■f«;'^-''-i?s. wiil you, wiien I sa.v in the 

; also,'- sai.i she. Timt wa.s ulv ttrst and ' P-'-?'^' >-'^« eveniny, tiiat .^hlrth.l. Tamp- 

{. ■ last to emancipate mVself from ' t-'<^'l an-l her father had h;,d a d;s- 

1/ the comrno.i bt-.-d. Nellie .Jones I am. ; "i'!'*^';'''-<-°t and Martha hud left f.jr 

t and Ne'.li-. .lo-.ts 1 11 probabiv remain ■ Kansas City to strike out :\.r herself: I 

k till I am Nclue S.^iielhinj- Else. Uut ] '•"--^''d a trreat dea. of that rep..rt, most 

f not Jones, no. never airain."' | persons teasing- me about my narae- 

I --I once knew a iiivl named Annie ' ='^'^''^- "'■■i>i''« others took it in earnest 

>; Allen," said one wh'. had not b-fore ^ ^°^l ^I'-tuuIiy expressed si:rprise at see- 

I spoken, -.--^he and I were in the .,ame ! i"? !'-^= ''^ -^orth T..p,-ka. 'i his Marlh;. 

I Sunday .^cho..l class at the Kausas , ^--^ - -"'iored ijirl, to.... and as I see by 

r Avenue Church. It was voars a-o in ' the paper tuat she ann her tatner have 

■• ;■ the snrin_^ and Mrs. Coe was oi,r | ^^'i<? i^p and are here to^-ether once 

' ; teacher. This Annie Allen bait a very : niore. I await further developments 

: pretty pink and white co.mple.x ion and | "''thl'ear pnd trembling-." 

't I adaiired her very much. For a nam- i ■'\W11." saiil the girl in the bicycle 

bei- of weeks I ivas absent and did not I skirt, --one mi^ht as well have an un- 

see her, and then one eveuinir the I commonly common name, as one that 

.rournal' had a lonLT account of her , '^ Lomr_-.t;ly uncommon. I thiuk 

death. I ic It sorry i'oout it, but re- ] ^"'i:'^?-'! O' laiae, but at the sa-me time 

membered that I had tiioug-ht tiiat ; ''t has jiveQ nie at least one occasion 

1 ' . to me she had alwavs' >eemed ' "'^I'^rt 1- '•'"^'--i tired of the s„und of it." 

j f .lelicate Some time after I met a yirl ' "fill our cups and then tell your 

j ." <m ii;e Avenue who bore a sirikio'jr re-, tale." said, the ifuest ao she relinou'shed 

1 '- .semblance to my liead friend, 1 did not ' the creamer. 

I ' speak to her. n..r did she to me. and-! ••U'eil." commenced the bicycle 2-irI. 

! ; it was not tiU fall, w-hen I met her ; --ever siace the Kimball ieneaioa-y 

' w-earin,' acIo;ik I recou-id.ze.l as ,Vnri!e's : was nub..--r,Hil we bave tried to meet 

I that I made in^aiiries, ami learned that . oersocaiiv ;:H the Kl.iil.alis we coui.i, 

j the Annie Allen w ho died was a col- if we woui.l hear of o:!e v.-:tii:n ivaik- 

j- ored fe'irl. and not the frii-1 I had ! ins iiistance. wed « mIIn: it w e r.ea-d of 

. known. I neet her once in a while : one -ivitLl.i riaina- dis-ance. wed ri.le. 

I' now, but si,., never knows me." land if one was further oif. a letter 

; •■That roia'nds mo of a case I e.xper- ; would V'e -en t. It •.^as vr-rv ir.Terest- 

i' ieaced.'' sad a tali .i.'-irl ilressed in inu.-. and I ..-tti"Ve.l it more man s^une 

{ white. '-When [ w-as not mijch more w-ou'.i nav • done, as I have a '.veakness 

I than a baby ray hair w-as yellow- and ', for that s,,rt of thini^. The more Kim- 

I eurly. I had a blue low-necked and i.alis I met. the d'^r^ I admired my- 

i ; s:Mrt sleeve I d:-ess. in which I must ' ,eif for i,'eiD3- one of them. 1 had al- 

February. 1898 



most decided to choose to he a Kimball 
sliould I be reincarnated. 

■•In the hook was, the name of a 
faiuily li\ iiifr in Topeka, ncMr the west- 
ern limits of Lowinau tlill and it was de- 
cided to attempt to hunt them up. They 
were said to live in the second liouse 
in the third block soutli and one bloclc 
west of Lowmau Hill chapel. That 
was clear, and oue afternoon Park and 
I started to unearth our unknown re- 

We had no trouble in locating' th'^ 
house. I went to the front door, bu*- 
after knocking se-reral times could get 
no answer. As I reached the g; 
to leave a woman 

to me. and said she guessed the folks 
didn't hear me. She knew they were 
home, but ma3"be they didn't want to 
come to the door. Could she do any- 
thing? I asked her if Kimballs lived 
tliere. 'N'l.' she said "Parkerscs had 
moved there five mouths before, 
and before that the ciwner named .lovce 
had lived there. Was it Kendall that 
I wanted.- 'Yes' said I "Kimbair. 
■Well" she .said ;I know where they 
live. You tro one^ block west and two 
blocks soutii. It's a house kind of 
high up and there isn't any fence'. I 
thanked her and Park and 1 went 'two 
blocks south and one block west" and 
found the place. It didn't lojk Vcry- 
uice and 1 felt as if I didn't want to 
claim relationship with the inmates, 
but a mans a man tor a' that, vou 

of a back door and calledrif you're an 
agent ive n(jn't want nothing, and if you 
aint au agent I don't know what you're 
doing here. Lily you come to me 
right away." 

••I felt "as if I couldn't leave like 
that, so I followed the child to the 
back door ami explained to the woman 
that I had been directed to that house 
to tiad a familv'bv the name of Kim- 

••Her manner changed immediately, 
and she said: •Ves'ra certainly. You .see. 
I'm that pestered with agents as I 
don't K-now a woman as isn't an agent 

hen I look at her. I bought my lace 

next door called j curtains from au agent and now they 
send some one around every fev.- days 
with rui.-^ and allmms -and such, and 
t" :i:. ;.'■• .'alike, sol don't know 
\, 1 , . •*ing an atrent in or a 

i- ■ nv out. ]!ut Kendalls. 

'\ .-■ :! , ■!■■, :■:■::. They don't live here 
now, iio'in. Tlieir girl, she got mar-' 
ried and went to Kansas City to live, 
and Kend-dlls they moved about two 
blocks south and three blocks we>t of 
here. It'll be a co.isiderable saving if you 
take that short cut acro.^s the common. 
It's the middle house. Yes'm. certain- 
ly. Xo bother at all.' 

"Park and I took the path across the 
lot. walking our wheels, as we had 
been d.iing for miles, it seemed t") me. 
^Ve didn't sav much, but did lots of 
thinking, at' least I did. When we 
reached the end of the path th.'^rt' were 
l<iiow and I stepped on tlie solid boards , at least two more Olocks to wall-c be- 
of the walk, and jump.;d the broken fore I came to the middle house, .\gain 
ones. mou£ited-the steps, and knocked I walked up a walk, stepped on a porch 
at the door. The upper part of the | and knocked at an open door. A new 
door was of plain gla.-s. with a curtain | screen oruamt-ntcd -.vith a forest scene 
of .scrim. I looked idly at a hole io ! with deer drinking from a pool, kept 
.1 'ina'j^ine the temptation | out th^ flies, -i. young a 

the SCI 

I had before me to laugh, when! saw 
bright blaclc eye lookini,'' at me through 
the hole. It stayed there a moment, 
then No one came to 
the door, however, and I knocked 
again. Even that brou.sht no answer. 
.and I started for the- gate. As I came the steps, I saw Pa'-k motion 
beyond me, and I turned to see a little 
child of four or thereabouts, barefoot 
aud dirtj-, standing by the side of the 
house. •How di-) you do?" I said as 
iiiT.iahly as I could, •do you live, here'.'" 
Ml.- nodded, witliout replying. 'Is 
y MU- luinie Kimball' ,.I went on. .s^lie 
^!^L...'k her head. •What is your name'.'' 
I continued. -Lily' she finally said. 
•I.ily -(vhaf.''" was my next question, 
■luit then a woman stuck her head out 



here-?' "Tiie 

efore answer- 

. a fai 

m.v knock. I began, 
tiie name of Kimball 
man seemed to consid 
ing. but finally .said 'No ma'ni. Mr. 
lirown lives here, but he's eot some 
boarders. I don't know what their 
names are. Maybe they are the ones. 
I just come here last night and aint 
acquainted yet. I'll see Mr. I'.rov.-n.' 
Then he carefully closed the wooden 
do'^r and left me on tlie pr>rcti. I 
entirely uut of patience by this time 
and vr;',ved to mv.self that once awav 
from this house I would not rest till 't 
reached home. When .M r. I Irown opened 
the door I repe;ited my ouotion. •Can 
you tell me where a T.-!ini>.- by tlie 
name of Kiml.nil li-,-.--'' -Well.' he 
said deliberatel.\ , -Ke tliey yo'.ing folks 

Kimball Family News. 

5r old f.ilk.: 

a couple ot 

>ii't know.' I nn- 
. -/.ev lire elder- 
'>; -T'vo <rot 
'■ .1 naini-s^utliin 
.lat ho-ar,->traighl 
when thoy '.vai telin' it. I'll call them 
and theyeau gi ."f it to yon direct.' 

"After wliat seemed to me an in 
terminable Ii-ngth of time an old man 
ami an old woman came to the door, 
and stood, while for the last time I re- 
peated: "Can you tell me where a fam- 
ily named Kimball lives?" 'N'.-:-." said 
the little old ladv. -Our name i.s Ken- 
dall isn't it Isaiali?' -Ye*' said the lit- 
tle o'd man. ■' 'ur name is Kendall. Is 
it Ki-m-b a-1-1 you want, ma'm"?' 

■ -Ves" said f. "I am rerj- anxious to 
find a family oi that name, who I 
was told lived here.' 

■' 'Xo'said the little old lady. -I never 
knew anjone out here by the name of 
iL'ht meant us. in- 
iirhcn't they Isaiah? 
u-y raitrht. "We wish 
we < ■. Ijut we don't know 

■ if :ii; ~ liateses miglit be 

:i''lf ' ■ If voa woul.l go to 

th,-^- . - - — — " 


stead • 

•■I •::' 

Mm. and said Srmlv: 

to have troubled you. 

but 1 th 

ml; 1 m' 

st return at once lo 

North 1 

.>;)-k:i. a 

nd trv bv careful in- 

nir' Ti', 

•.vav to the home of 

(;. F. K 

iinball ^ 

vhi. I am told, lives 


Florence Ki.mbam. 


The interi-st m the family rour'.:. 
does not seem to be veiv g-eneral. '1 i , 
Califoroia coirsins held their si-ri: ; 
one early in .June. 'J'hey leid in tn. 
respect. Nothing- definite has been .!.■ 
termined yet as to a second meeti. e- ■ i 
the .^^iss^)uri Valley .\ssoc'atii.ii.' i; been suggested' that it he call, ; 
for Omaha before the Close of lhee\i.n. 
sition. Others favor Topeka dun'i,.- 
Festival week. The distance tn I,.- 
travelled to secure a large ireeti- g iv 
a serious objection to annual reuuii.ii> 
and hence it has been suggested that 
meetings of the ili'-souri Valley A>.so- 
ciat-on should not be attempted often 
er than once in two or three year.^. 

! .State gafhenngs may possibly be bet- 
ter. A Kansas reunion may ha held in 
Topeka, during Festival and Grand 
.-\rmy week, to which all members of 

'the "fanii'y are invited, whj may b.- 
able to afe d w ether fiom Kau.-a^ «r 

j el.sewhere. Another maj" le held at 

! (.)maha for those where that city i- 

j more accessible .And still anolher 
should be po-sible for .^t. Louis .Vi! 
of these might work in harmony ami 
provide for a moie general biennial or 
tr'ennial re.unii n Lt a more gentral 

It is suggested that immediate ac- 

Uiin be taken along some such lin'-. 

\ and communications be sent the Xku- 
regp.rd to the matter. 

It is a very iDtertsting bit of pi-r- 
sonal history that we present th's 
month in regard lo Roswell Kimball 
and Ills family. \V;-.ilc t:ie Family ilis- 
tjry m-ikes sliuht m^n^ion of him. the 
detaiN that are h.-fe'.n gi'vea s.-rve to 
sh.iW hi w much of The unwritten his- I a Georgia 
tory of the family ther.- is s":!!! to be j phoid fever 
,.-.-Al^r'-d. \\"e have in hand much | He went fr. 
moro rel-tiig to another br.inch of the j ago and wa.-> 
mmuy rcuumg back 'wer a century j ta Eieoti-ic I 
and a" third. This family has attained I on the first 
a hia-h po>;tion in an eastern state. | neph^rw of C 
.Vnoriic-r branch has become well known j .-Vugtista Itai 
in a weslevn state, and both of these j munieate h: 
.ilfwrl eatir. iy new ra-.iterial. a -^ inter- 1 wuii: i trou'i 
esti-'£r .'iTid important as any found 'n j heard, the re- 
big family book. '.lU'J. Fain. ^ 

While the family has been well re 
resented in the army and navy, the 
have been very few casualties, and ; 
far as we have heard, no Casesof dm: 
from any cause. The papers re;"- 
le case of Corporal J. I.Ioyd Lyon 

It Mc 

-ith I.- 

With this issue v/e send out a sup- j With this i^sue' we send the.! 
plementai -sheet as a sort nf prospectus I a_nd l-'ebriiary numbei-s of tlu the -omingyear. Itis ueces.sary to j whicii have been renriute.l. I'l 
k now, to some' degree. ' what demand sent to all alike, to th >s ■ who h 
there may be for the continuance of the first two numbers in qinrto fi 
N;-,\vsan 1 what support wi 1 be given it. I well as to more recent .^unscribi 

September, 1898 

A !ate mmjbrr of a Xorway, J!aine, 


wur.l-, !■,,.;. i.M.t of the TnittM) States. 
C. P. Kimlall. then of Norway, was 
tna-ag-ed fo build it at a of ii7,0. It 
WHS used by President Pierce in Us 
drivinor about AVashiuf'ton, and is now- 
kept in the warerooms of the g-reat 
C. P. Kimhiill Carria<re Co., of Chioa<ro. 
President Pierce, it may he added, 
was at the head of t'.ie" administra- 
tion durinsr the Kansas Xebra.slca 
troubles and was in iU-favor. in 
Kansis. This feelin? was so pro- 
nounced that evidences still remain. 
The streets of Topekii running,' north 
and sonth were named after the presi 
dents, but whfn it came to Pierce, the 
name "as ctnilted and that of Clay 
substituted, aiid it so remains. Presi- 
dent Pierce was a citizen of Xew 
lla;iipshire and was connected indi- 
rectly with members of the Kimball 
-family, but feiv cf whom, however, 
were i.i sympathy with his political 

We have another communication from 
a person in EnylanJ claiming- to 
have a y-ood hunch of Kimball mater- 
ial reiatinpr to earlier dates than what 
we now have and which he otTers to 
the Xkws "for a consideration." He 
is probably a fake and perhaps makes 
this kind of business a specialty. It 
iiHs been learned that he writes to 
ot'.ier n. embers of tlie family known 
to be interested in the family history. 
and in one or two instances has Oeen 
pai>l money for information that is of 
no value. This person, it is more than 
lik>-ly. attempts to de:il with any and 
all other families who are interested 
in ^'enealotjical research. It will be 
'Veil tor all such lo be on their g^uard. 
and to pay no money to any one not 
well accredited. There are proper and 
safe sources where information of this 
kind, readily obtainable can be had. 
This is all that these iinpos';ers ever 
have. They do not ffo into deep and 
intricate investisration. bat simply keep 
on tap a kit of common place material 
that anv <reneaiog-ist already has on 
file. (riVe these fellows the cold shoul- 

■Dhl Eliot" a .">0 cent monthly has 
been issued sirce the bes-inninsJ- of the 
vear at Eliot. Me . bv Aug-ustins Cald- 

There are .several interesting- his- 
torical publirations now is.^ned. many 
of them more or less local in character. 
Essc.v Antiijuarian. published at 
m is amons: the best of these. This 
old historic city is near the homes of 
many of the early descendants of Rich- 
ard Kimball and frequent mention is 
made of some of them in the annals of 
halcm and of neijrhboring- town.s. 

The llranite Monthly of Concord. 
X. H. is another ot these publications. 
Xew Hampshire is dotted all over with 
Kimballs. very many of them descend- 
ants of Uenjamin and many who are 
not. .\lmost every issue of the Granite 
monthly contaips something- of more 
or less direct interest to the family. 
A receiit number cont-ain.s an illus- 
trated article on Cobbetts Lake in 
W indham. The lake is quite historic 
and many Kiiuballs have li%'ed in the 
neiirhborhood. This town is also the 
home of Prof. h. A. .Morrison of the 
K'inihall Pamily History, whose post- 
office, however, is Canobie Lake. This 
same issue also notices, at some length. 
K<bert Uinsmore among the poets of 
.N'ew Hampshire. Robert Dinsmore 
■vas not of Kimball blood, but was 
connected with the .Morrisons and .Mr. 
L. A. .Morrison of the Kimball History. 
and himself of Kimball descent, has 
compiled a volume of his kinsman's 

Putnam's Historical Magazine is 
another publication of the kind. It is 
issued ny Eben Putnam of Danvers, 
-Mass. It is soHiewhat more genealogi- 
cal in character than some others. In 
addition to these the reports of the 
various Historic and (lenea logical So- 
cieties of the older eastern states are 
sometimes quite voluminous an<l e.'c- 

Mrs. Laura Kimball Smith of St. 
Louis is making- an extended to 
relatives in Eliriii. 111. She belongs to 
that numerous branch of New Hamp- 
shire. Hopkinton-Groton Kimballs who 
settled in Elg-in. -.ind a daugliter of the 
Xancy Currier Kimball mentioned in 
the Hrsr article in this number of the 
Xew.s, [Fam. Hist. pp. SiS-iii "i. j 

All those who may want comple'e 
files of the Xewh for this year should 
get them now. About one hundred re- 
main. Price ."iO cents for the twelve 
numbers. .\ft'r .January IS'.ii^, if any 
are Uf', T.l cents. 

Kimball Familv Ne%vs. 

:r= I 

William Edi^^ 
JiUhdav of .111 

p. -41.) 

ibiill died on the 
■jUS, at his htnue 
... and vva.s buried 

in the cemftery at that pldce Ub was 
the youu^'ebt .sod of Father John Kiiu- 
liall. one of the oldest settlers of this 
part of Kansas. 

He was born in (loffstown. N. H. on 
the liUh day of <.)ctober, lS4.i. and was 
therefore in the prime of life. With 
his parents he eiiiiurateii to Manhattan. 
Ivans. . in the spriujj' of IS.'iT. Here he 
yrew from boy h..iotl to manhood estate, 
enduring- all tlie privations of those 
eariy di.ys. Wliil.:- y..-t a mere lad he 
took up arms in defense of hisccnintry. 
serving- in the National (iuard ajraiust 
the Indians, and on the Krice raid in 
the l-'thdavof 

Jedediah and El iimbeth (Emerson I Kiii,- 
l.ail. of Uridfrto.,. of whose thirteen 
•children. Miss, 1 alia Kimball, of H.,s- 
'ton. alone survives. Her paternal 
jrrandfather. Dea. Kimball, was one of 
the earlj settlers of our town, he com- 
iu^-- friiui .Ma-saelius^'tts and loeated 
when the townsnip was a wilderness. 
Mi.-s Kimball was educated at the pub- 
lic .schools and for some years previous 
to her marrius:-e tauo-ht school in this 
reg-ion and with fine succe.-^s. .She mar- 
ried Mr. Di.\ie btone. a young- mer- 
chant from Kennuebunk' who had 
opened a store on the new famous 
•■corner" of Main and Hiy-h streets, 
where he traded for more than forty 
years. .Mr. t<toue, who died in IsTij, 
was one of our foremest and hi<rh!y 
respected citizens, prominent in busi- 
ness and reliu-ious affairs. Mrs. Stone. 
.since her husbands de.-ease. has con- 
tinued to reside at the home place with 

November. ISTIi, toMi 
Of this -uuiim there w 
W. ]; and Horace, 
mother, survive nim. 

,s Anna McCrca. } l^'^'' y^unK^^^t <li»"?liter. .Mrs. .lului 1'. 
-reborutwosons. "^1' '-'^ th<^ 'i^'^ children thiee others 
•vho. with their I ^i"^ '■''in.i^- ■^■i'-: Benjamin C of I'ort- 
I land, the present Clerk of Courts for 

Thev lived i 
CoUeye Hill u 
ly moved to C, 
thev resided i 


'.he old homestead on I 'I'ls county: Sarah C. wife of Edward 
il Is'Ki. when the fami-j Hawes. D D.. liurling-ton. Vt.: and 
k-n llrove. i:'al.. where -^'^"au C. of Le.xinaton, .Mass.. a Bos- 
il a short time before ^'^" mercantile man. 


sufferer from riieuma 
was the cause of his 
as he was familiarly 
loved by all who k 
hearted, g-enerous to 
all mankind his kimlt 
ready to divide his 1; 
fellow mortal. His d 
in Ihe circle of frieii 

san .la 

tic tfout an 




ew him. t)pen- 
fault. he held 
•d and was ever 
st with a 
■:itli leaves a trap 
Is and relatives 

that never can be tilled. 

liesides his immediate familv. three 
brothers. .7. .M.. K. H. an.l C. W". all of 
College Hill, and two sist. 
Kill and .\li.sS Carrie Kiml 
• irove. Cai.. survive him 

I The su bjeet of this sketch wa? at the 
I time of her death the- most asred mem- 
' ber of the First Cong-rejj-ational Church. 

l;otli were zealous, faithful workHio- 
j members, and the weekly announce- 
j ment, ••The praver meetina- will he 
I held as usual at i'lro. lU.xie ST,_.Qt.\, u-as 
i a familiar ou? to the attendants at that 
i house of Worship for a lonir srries of 
I years. Mrs. .Stone was intellectual. 
i sparkling ajd witty, and of deservedly 

■ iffh social standing. In her death is 
)st one of the most noted per.soaali- 

of ^ 

il services 

-^Manhattan ! 


.Mrs. 11. W. "ouse Sunday morning, conducted bv 
of (iarden ] '^'^i" pastor. G._M. Woodweil. .\ quar- 
I tette assisted in the service, and tnere 
were many beautiful fi. tributes. 
E. U. Staples, es.-j.. was in charj-e of 
the obseciuics: and the bearers -.vere 
her two s.->as. and Dr. Hrav am! .ludge 
Walker. The burial was i'u Fpper Vll- 


[See F'ara. Hist. p. ;ni. No. to' 
.\l.'o p, 8). .\pril ISd.-*, Fam. Xi;ws 

( n Friday morning, in the house j lage cemetery, 
which had been her home for nearly; -\t the regular forenoon s 
three quarters of a centurv. IJridgton's tli<i Congreg-ational church. : 
o] lest living resident, .Mrs. Di.^ie Stone I 'he funeral. Mr. Woodwell tfa 
pusse.l away. j course ■ of a memorial char 

M;-s. Stonejiiee Eliza >ryrick Kimball) ; 'ribute to t!ic lamented dec 
was born on the homestead farm, oij | "hich the lessons of her noble 
I'nper Ridge, '■> I years ago the I'.lth of j brought out as worthy of c:n-j 
I Ictober She was the da'agatcr ot j all. 

September. ISOS 

Notes Suppleitienfary to the Data of the 
"Kimball Family History ' 

[EdiKd by Prof. Sl.,rples.l 
I'liffe ms— i llarvev d. 1.-4'.'. not IS32. 
I'agc U)S--Kolliii Hibbard Kimball sends 

a. letter written , 
Robert Kimball {?, 
Kosue'l Kimball. 
(:i07). The addre^ 

N. H. 

. 1, ISni. by 
to his nephew 
1 of llenjimin 
Q tile letter is 

Jan. _ 

Elder Roswel! Kimball.. 
Agent Haptist I'.ible Societv. 
L-pper Alton. 
■'^ing-1*' State of Illinois. 

The u-nrd sinprle in the corner of 
the a. idress denotes that the letter is 
written on a single sheet and there- 
fore the rate of postage is single. 
The rate of postage it that time was 
2.ic for a single sheet from N. 111. 
This serves to explain the first sen- 
tence of the letter. The actual size 
of the sheet was lo.i.j by 1(5 inches. 
Only Mich parts of the letter are 
copied as are of general interest. 
Lebanon. (Jrafton Co.. N. H. 
1st Jany., 183!l. 
Kl.DEE Roswu.!. KlxtltAI.r,. 

Dear Nephew:— With many 
thanks. I acicnowledge your very 
acceptable letter of Dec." loth and 
with the .same before me. X proceed 
to till a sheet you will 1 1 fe5,r) in 
theseoiiel wish had been smaller. 
'*'* To your enquiry respecting 
our ancestors 1 am ashamed to say 
I am ^eipjely better informed than I 
y.iiirself. Leaving home at four- i 
teen years of age. I like you. did 
not interest mys-lf in the "subiect. 
and my father was ss in ISJD when 
I returned to f'liintield. Our de- 
scent is from two brothe-s. emi- 
grants from the north of England | 
.■ihnut lil.-,i). whosettledat Wenliara ! 
neor lioston. where my yranbfather 
was born ■Jlith Dec. <>! .S. 17.31. or as 
we reckon X. S. dth Jany, 17-{" 

[ Xotk:— The above is a" good illus- 
tration of how tradition while fol- 
lowing the general outline of hi.s- 
tory diiters from the facts. The 
brothers came from the south of 
Engl.iud in settled in Water- 
ton not Wenl'.am. His crrnndfather 
was born in Boston. ^ His great 
2-rand father was b )rn in Wenha a 
S. I'. .-S.I 

How ancient to us appear these 
dates! Yet time's rapid wing will 
render soon present dates no less 
so. .My father said his father 
most resembled brother Wills, 
mild, moderate, and quiet, a man 
of small acquirment in property 
and smaller in literature. Hi's 
will I have seen— signed J. K. 
(X his mark). He died about 1770, 
leaving three children. Sarah, lien- 
iamin. and Jo.scph. The daughter 
died at tJrand Isle. Vt.. in 17!iii; 
uncle Kenjamin in 179.- or n. bv a 
fall in his mill, aged 77: Joseph, 
my father in IS-.'J, aged nearly <.'!. 
My father's mother was descended 
from a .Scottish Highlander of the 
name of ■■Mackeraithv" who foucht 
against Cromwell at the battles of 
Dunbar and Worcester in the six- 
teenth century, and two of her con- 
nections fell at the fatal battle of 
CuUoden. fia-hting in the ranks of 
the I'retender i^'rince Charles. \'our 
grandmother Clift had three broth- 
ers—Samuel. Waterman. Joseph- 
all otKcers of the war of the Revo- 
lution and one of them a major, a 
real fighting man. always foremost 
in danger, and often engaged per- 
sonally hand to hand' with the 
enemy. Mv father, born in 17.'!L'. 
moved to Plaintield. X H.. in i:<\:,. 
attended every annual meeting 
from the first" organization (tifty- 
seven successive tirst Tuesdays of 
March) till he died in ISi:.'. He 
Wis a great hunter of beaver, otter, 
sable, mink, and muskrat. Bear, 
deer, wolf, fox, etc. became alike 
his prey. He caught two foxes on 
his eightieth birtliday. He was Hi 
year.-5 old when tea was tii-st intro- 
ouced to this country, and sus- 
tained through a long life charac- 
ter for hDnesty and integrity which 
his dccendan'ts woulii do uell to 
equal. Your uncle Wills yet lives 
w ithin two miles of me at the ag.- 
of 7'.i. (aunt Nancy i-~ 7',; somewhat 
infirm but cu:ofortable. His son 
Klisha lives with hiui and is a 
sober, respectable man. Elisha's 
oldest daughter married and set- 
tled at Detroit. His eldest son 
Elia.s recently established at .Mar- . 
ion. Ohio. Kimb.iU is married 
and settled at St. Jo--eph s Kiver. 
tuelve miles from .Mar-hall. Michi- 

cago. Rli.sha Kimb 
s with him, Robert 


Kimball Famil}- News. 

Three dau^'hters. Eliza. Maria and 
Ti-ypheiiii are dciid. Of vuur half 
brother.^ Le\^i^ and ^Vli■uam are 
oorDt'ortablv settled at Pi.rmout. 
X. il. William unmarried Uve.s un 
the same farm. Their sister in 
feeble health liTes with them. 
Yijiir uncle Stephen Maine died 
last vvinLer and has left a good 
propertj- to four clauo^hte.s; no son 
survived him. Your aunt Chase Is 
well off at Cornish and is about 7u 
years of ag-e. Her daug-hters Han- 
nah Stevens. Marv i'rost. and 
Eunice Daniels, ai-e all well otf . 
and the other, Lydia Chandler, tol- 
erably so, but in feeble health. 
Her only son Uenjarain K True is 
in a lau- ottice at Cityof Xesv York. 
Your unele Joseph's widow iniirm 
in health and in destitute eireum- 
stauoes resides at Plainfield. My 
bister Eunice l{ro.>n is in g-ood cir- 
eumstanees at Ilopkinton and has 
five promising children. Aunt Het- 
sey spends her time there and with 
me. is 54 years of age and has 
••Sron.O'i property. For myself have 
I bat little to add to former infor- 
mation. .My children are a son 
and daug-hter, aged four and six 
years, and I am in a situation 
neither rich nor poor which ou^'ht 
to satisfy a reasonable beirij'. Th:? 
west, g'reat and fertile as it is, has 
at my time of life few attractions 
The hazard to health particularly 
on the banks of streams [ consider 
groat, and it .seims from jour let- 
ter that your family have suffered 
in cousqeueDce I should like once 
LDore to see your mig-hty rivers, 
your splendid prairies. Jour fer- 
tile fields and bottoms: but know 
not whether this will ever happen, 
as increa.siusf \-ears roll on with 
rheumatic hip and enfeebled eye- 
sight. I feel sensibly a disinclina- 
tion to distant journeying and that 
tnae.the grand leveler of huuian 
plans and distinctions, is fast com- 
pleting her haiidvwork with us all. 
We hear that the sea.son has been 
unfavorable throughout the whole 
new west. Here v.e have sultereil 
from drouth but one week, drain 
would have been cheap and abun- 
dant, but the spring was unprom- 
ising and late, and but little corn 
was planted. Hay is abundant at 
7 (a .>S: wheat U'-.i l",' : corn ."jN ci 
G':butler l^; cheeseSXtoU : wool 
3~ : cattle espej'.ally higrh; jven >10iJ 

8I.-1O: beef 1.00: cows 30 to 40 and 
Some i.Vj.Oll. and others in propor- 
tion, nil of which is owing to the 
number of sheep. And now my 
good nephew let me request you 
at s-our own convenience let me 
hear from you and if j-ou can find 
? sheet of paper as large as mine 
shall be happy to hear all. all. 
about your fine country prices, 
productions, manners, etc.. and 
having devoted two hours to this 
letter, without once rising from 
my desk, or comparing one state- 
with another, or ex-jminina- to de- 
tect improprieties or repetitions. I 
bid yoa att'ectionately and respect- 
fully hail and farewell. 

Robert KiMB-iLi.. 
Ei.nEK RoswKT.i, KtMBAr.r,. 
Page I'lS— Roswell Kimiiall' (Benja- 
min" -losepli^ Joseph^ .loseph^ Hen- 
rv-^ Richard'* b. Enfield. X. II.. 
May li. ITii-i: d. Tazewell Co.. tU.. 
Sept. 30. lS()."i: m.Elenura Matthews, 
b. Massachussetts. d. Madison Co.. 
111.. .Vug. 13. H43: m. ipd Mrs, 
Starkweather of L'pper .\Uon. 111. 
He was a successful praotisinw phy- 
sician, but gave up his pr:ictise and 
became a Baptist clergyman. His 
first pastorate was at .Iohnson"s 
creek. Hartland Township. Niagara 
Co.. Xew York. He emigrated 
with his familv *:o Upper ,\lton. 
III., in the fall of l?3r,. The trip 
was made by water and he was 
three weeks on the way. Rivers 
were very low alid in the Ohio river 
the boat' was often aaround. (;)n 
one occasion they spent thirty-six 
hours on a sand bar. His son. RH. 
Kimball was then about nine years 
of age and recalls incident ; 01 the 
journey ■distiu:;tly. He says .some 
two or three years later his 
mother and friends «ho had been 
speniiing the .summer amona- their 
New York friends and relatives 
were si.x weeks in making the re- 
turn trip to Illinois on account I 'f 
low water and ice. it beinir late in 
the fall when they returned. There 
were no railroads then. 

lib -was a verv cona't-niai compan- 
ion, sociable, araiahle. posted on 
the questions of the day. and oi 
I v>ry decided opinions. Inthcprac- 

I ti:e of m?dicine al wa vs considerate 

I of the poor, an 1 if chara-ed at all 

I his bills wore pronortioned to abil- 

I ity to n,Ty taken in anything they 

S-jptember, 1S9S 


could best spare that he could use 
at all. ile lield the respect and 
cotitidencH of the c.^inimmitU's in 
uhiuh ht lived. Ui^riui-.:;;,!. J 
acter wa.-, imas^ailal.I.'. and liis 
teg-rity beyond reproach; and his 
church, ili.ssiunary Baptist. Th 
county and church recoids attest 
his o-reat wovth. 



Lovice Owen'' b. Niagara Co . N.Y.: 
m. Ilev. ^Vil•;arr^ H. LlrigTL'S. R.-sid-s 
at Freeni.rt. 111. 

i Rollin "llibbard^ b. Xiajrara Co.. 
X. Y.. Feb. 5. IW'y. 

.i S;u-aU.Iane- b. Xir.irara Co.. N-.Y.: 
m. Kdiviu Orgain Resides at Bas- 
trop. Texas. • 

r Elenora Matthe'.vs* b. Xiag'araCo.. 
X. Y.. m. Mr. .Metcalfe. Resides 
Xirth Indianot)ii!is. Ind. 
Roswell Henjamiii-. b. Madison Co.. 
Ill , ls4:i: d. as'-.'d about one month. 

i May Adelaide- b Upper Alton. 111., 
il. IS.'iT or S-. aged about eig-bt 

ii.dlin nibbard Kimhall" (Ro.s- 
weU" Henjamin'' Jo.senh" Joseph* 
.loseph-' Henry- Richard') b. llart- Township. Xia<rara Co.. X.Y.. 
Feb. .'». li'lt'r. m • Marii-n Co., S. C, 
,Iu:'.- s. I--;-.'. M.-i.-r \'N'o.Hiberrv. b. 
l;ri;tnns Xe.;k. ^.■|^. F.b. +, "lS3t. 
Duu^.'-Ltcr o'Seneral VVm Woodber- 
rv and >arah r.ellarav ulolinston) 
\Vo.xlberrv. Uc left 'hocie when 

he was about eig-hteen years of 
age. the family beiufr broken up 
soon after the death of his mother 
and the marria^-e of the oldest 
dauf^hter. He passed about three 
years in western X. Y. at school in 
the winter months and earning- his 
living- dunnn- the remainder of the 
tune. Returninjr to Illinois in 
1S47 he ent.'-aD-ed in business travel- 
ling- in the southern States for 
about five years, when he married 
in South Carolina at Urit- 
tons Xeck, Marion Co.. where he 
enfragred in merchandising-, lum- 
bering-, turpentine farming-, etc. 
Enlisted in the war of 186"l as a 
private in Co. — . lOih S. C. Reift. 
Came out of it whole in body 
as a first lieutenant. . Was paroled 
at Oreensborc X. C. Mav 10. ISti.i. 
He heli responsible positions as 
acting- staff officer on major ffpner- 
aFsstaff. After the war ao-ain en- 
gatred in bu.siuess, was elected to 
the leg-islature in 18S2 and movt-d 
to Georg-ia in IsSK -nhcre he now 
resides at Garfield in Emanuel Co. 


i Roswell Miley'-' b. Marion Co , S C 

__ July H. lS.i3. 

ii Joseph U'oodberrv Kimball^ b 
Johosonville, S. C. Mar 26 is.i.i 

iii Sarah Elnora-' b. Pine Bluff. S. C. 
May 1,5, 1S57; d. Sept. 1.5. Is.iT. 

IV Sarah Elnora'-' b. Hrittons Xeck 
S. C, Oct. -'S. 185S; m. William 
Pegues. Farmer, resides Chester- 
field >.)., X. C. 

Jo-.eph Woodberry Kimball'-) (Rol- 
hn II.- Roswell" Benjair in'^ Joseph-' 
Joseph^ Joseph^ Henrv-' Richard'i 
b. JohsonviUe, S. C, Mar. 24, ]8.=,.-: 
d. Johnsonville. Aug-. :i, lA-n- t" 
Xov. 7. 1875, Eliza Mcintosh" -h 
Cheiaw, S. C. d. Jan. 10. is>i.-a 
Daug-hter of Benjamin Mcintosh 
and Elaza (Watson) Mcintosh of 
Society Hill, S. C. Thev resided 
at JoUasonville. S. C. 


i Marie Grace"' b. Johnsonville. July 

ii Eleanor Mcintosh'" b. Autr s ]c|7q 
iii Roliin Hibbird'" b. Oct. 20. 1880." 
iv Daisy May"Jb. Dec. 10. ]SS2. 

ph Wordberrv'"b. May 20, 1884 
I— ix Lewis' d. ISO.i. not 1815. 
n— (Jeora-e Melvin should be 
Georg-e E.. 1.. June 22. 1S5:J, not 
JuU- 30. 1S57. 
Page—Ahraham Kimball was b. 
in Wells not in Wales 


Kimball P^amilv Nc 

Pag-e 1130 — Xatbaniel Kimball m. 2nd 
Lvdia (Warren) Perkins of GofFs- 
tou-n. >". n.. Feb. 1, IS};. 

Pag-e 1137— Sfcth Fealiodv d. l^r. 

Pag-e 1144— Sarah llaynes waj,b. Wenl- 
ivorth. N. H.. Aug-. 4, is40. Sarah^ 
m. James M. Thompson. 

Warren Kelley-' m. April 30. ISUS. 
Eliza Jane I'iper. b. Feb. '.', 1*47. 
daug-hter of Dudley Sanborn and 
Eliza (Shaw) Piper of Meredith. Is 
a farmer, resides Meredith, X. H. 


i Nettie Eidora-' b. May 7. is.jfi, m. 

Mar. 9, l.s'.>3. Luther Flanders, 
ii Herman Lerov^ b. April 'Jl. 1-^72; 

m. April -'y. Is'oi, Lillian V. Tuttle. 
iii Frank Blake-' b. Dec. *>. 1*S0. 
iv Irville Warren-^ b. Oct. 7, l5S7. 
P.i^e 114*.i— 178 should lie 173. 

■l-age I 

P,ige 1 
Pa^e 1 

sho-uld be Sumner 
Paa-e il.i2a— Ste-t)lien ! 

hould be ."i'.i7. 

mball d. June 

iii Isadore Khoda b. May -"'*, 1>3.j. 
Resides in .Sacramento. Cal. 
Pag-e 1 1.^2 b— Alfred H. Belo'" A. B 

Ennis Cargill" is assistant cash 
ier in a Xa-.ionul B:ink. 

Maurice Ennis Lombardi''' is ir 

the class of IHOO at Yale. } 

Page ll.i-Jd— After page S7y read 1030O 

not H3.-.C I 

Pa^e 1143 — Captain John Kimbcl of 

"jleredith. X. H. 

John Kimball of Meredith seems 
to have uniformly spelled his name 
Kimbel when he wrote it himself. 
Hi^^ descendants have as uniformly 
spelled it Kimball. Clerks and 
others have varied it considerably. 
The tirst mention I have been 
able to liud of him is in a deed 
fromJolm .Mo Till of Nottingham.- 
in which l.e envoys for i.--.'40 to 
John K';i,.' ■ ' . ■ 1' -.-iitwood. half a 
rig-ht •■: -.mtown Thich 

wast;..- - ,i,t of Caleb Gil- 

man I'l :.■. r 'i ij- "■ 17l)l. Uock- 

ing-ham iU-cd> T-J. '.'3. In another 
deed John Merrill sells to John 
Cimball a 40 acre lot that was laid 
out to Caleb Gilroan in the J on acre 
lot. no. 3. 3rd range in the Lst divi- 
sion, .lune 7, 17ii.~). Xhr^n in Nov. 
-J'.l. I70'.i. Ebenezer Smith of ;Mere- 
dith conveys to John Kimball of 
Meredith seventy acres of land 
Gilmantown. beins- the .--fveuty 
acres cunveved to me Vjv his deed 
dated the 1.3th day of July. 170."), it 
being- part of the lot uuml)ered 
three in the 3rd range from liara- 

stead. On the same day Ebenezer 
Page of liilmantown conveys to 
Jonn Kimljallof Meredith. 30 acres, 
being a part of tlie loo acre lot 
numbered, three in tlie third range. 
Nov. -'Vi, 17(50, John Kimbel of 
Meredith, and wife .\lsee seil to 
Daniel True of Deerfield. all of lot 
number three in 3rd range in Gil- 
mantown. There are a number of 
other deeds on file, in on-eof which 
he purchases the old saw mill and 
twenty acres of land in Mereditti. 
from the proprietors. He erected 
a saw mill on this tract and sold 
half of the land and rights to Cal- 
eb James foi three hundred Span- 
ish milled dollars. Feb. .".. 17>1. He ' 
says in this deed he buiit a saw 
mill on the land the past year. 
April n. 170.->. John Kimbel of Mer- 
eiiith Gentleman. selU to Samuel 
Adams Sanborn uf tHlmantown. 
his iiomestead in Meredith con- 
taining .>0 acres. It is a part of lot 
•-number four a pint lot." The 
deed is .signed John Kimbel and 
S-arah Kimbel. Tiiis seems to have 
been the last of his real estate 
transactions. The next reord 1 
have of him is in New Hampton in 
IslOwhenhe, was evidently iioor 
a=; th'> only item I could find in re- 
gard to him was an old grocery 
bill which he tried to pay by cat- 
ting wood. He had not paid the 
whole of it in 1S14. when the bal- 
ance amounting to about two dol- 
lars and a half was paid bv David 

.John Kimbel first married Elsie 
Edgerly daughter of Samuel Eilg^r- 
ly.' of Brentwoou, v.-ho was born 
inirS-i. He married second, Feb. 
0. 17S1. Sarah Crosbie of Meredith, 
at Upper Gilmanton. 
John Kimball belonged to the 
4th company in .Meredith in 17Ti'.. 
John Kimball of Meredith, was 
lieutenant in Co. — for the defense 
of Khode Island. Januarv -_*. 177s. 
Lieut. John Kimball of "Meredith, 
was in Captain Xathani<.-1 Am- 
brose's Co. in Cd Wck-hes regi- 
ment which marchefi from Moui- 
tonboro-ugh and towns adioiniug. 
Sept. 30. 1777, and were joincti t.. 
the Continental army under (Jen. 
(,;ates at Saratoga, and after the 
surrender of General Bnrg-03-ne. 
mari-hed with the guard as far as 
. Xorth Hampton in the state of 
ifassacVniselts Bay and were then 
discharged. John Kimball. Lieul. 

February, ISOS 


entered service Sept. ?,0: discharg-ed 
Nov. r<: time 1 month. 7 days, at 
fS. -'s per month. Wag-es. £'j. I'is. 
'.Id. [See the N. H. State RoU.s.J 

For a list of the children of Copt. 
.7ohn Kirnhall see page 1143 of the 
Kitnball book. His name is left 
blank there as I was not certain 
at that time that he was father of 
of these children. To the list there 
g-iven add the nam-.' or Jonathan. 
Timothy. Betsey and .Joseph were 
the children of his seeond wife. 
Sarah ra. .Joseph ^Vartleig■h. Tim- 
othy m. May -3. 1S'.'4. Hannah Dock- 
ham. I'oUy m. June 30. 1814. John 
Huntress. "Joseph d. April 18fitj. 
He m. Nov. -n, l-^l(l. Phebe Smith, 
not Betsey, 
'age 1143 — David Kimball? John Kim- 
ball m. Mary "Wight, b. Monmouth. 
:Me.. Oct. 1, 1TT7. She died at >'ew 
Hampton. 2s. H., prior to ISOS and 
is buried at that place. He m. Jnd 
Ann Crosby. He lived in Waldo 
Co.. Me., after the death of his first 
wife, priiliably going there about 
1^14. u^ his iiame disappears frojji 
the assessor.s list in New Hampton 
at about that time. He was a 
Xotarv and was at one time Hiffh 
Sheriff of Waldo .'o. 
I ini,i>[:!-:y. 
i Sally, died and was buried at Xe^v 

ii Kliza m. Vincent Pendleton, 
iii John m. Mary I.eary. 
iv Charles Copp b. April ST. lSi."3. at 

New Hampton, 
v Abraham m. Hannah Hamilton.- 
vi Marv. 

vii ELsieb. 1311. d Sept. 5. 1S37. at 
liangor. Me.:- m. Jan. 1. 1S3."). Isaac 
Fletcher. Child: Abbie Lewis 
Fletcher b. Bangor. Me.. July S. 
]S3.i: m. May V2. IS.i'*. Thomas 'Ed- 
win Whiting. Resides Lawrence, 

Charles Copp Kimball'* (David^ 
John') b. April ■-.'7. Isoij. at New 
Hampton: d. Itelfast. ^Jaine, April 
7. 1S73: m. l^Ji) Ann Dumfri^'S b. 
Frederickton. N. P..: d. Belfast. 
Me.. Dec. J.j. Ij-'.U. lie kept a gen- 
eral store at Belfast, Me. 
i Mary Ann'b. Oct. ■-'. 1831: m. Aug. 4, 
IS.-o". William Henrv Crosbv; m. 
■Jud. Feb :J3. 18tl7. John Woodman 
Emerv. Kes. East Xorthport. Me. 
ii Thomas PitLs-" b. .July 14, 1S33: m. 
Flora Jane Tripp. Residence Haver- 
hill, Mass. 
iii l_ l-.ark-s-' b. Feb. 'M, 1«3.-.. 

iv Jahr. Simpson^ b. June 4, 1S3S. 

V Elsie Alic" b. Sept. 27. 1840: m. 

Feb. 2, 1876, Charles Clifton Dusen- 

"bury of New York, 
vi Susan Pond^ b. April 18. 1843: ra. 

William Henry Cooper of Oakland, 

vii James Alexander* b. Apr. IS, 
1843; m. ; Res. Westport. Cal; 

viii David Wesley* b. Sept. 25, 184y. 
d. Belfast, Me.' Oct. 24, 

Charles Kimball* (Charles C.-' 
David= John') b. Belfast Me., Feb. 
24. 183.3; ra. Sarah Jane Finley lior- 
man b. Halifa.v-, N. S.; d. 'Wes'tport, 
Cat., June 23, ISOO. He is a lum- 
ber dealer in California. Child: 
Lillian Maude- b. tiloucester. Mass., 
Dec. 5. 18*50: m. Xov. 7. 18S7, Gerritt 
Parmilee Wilder who was born in 
in Honolulu. Xov. r,. I8i;3. His 
grandfather Dr. Gerritt Parmiltje 
Judd was one of the first mission- 
aries to the Sardwich Islands. 
They reside in Kahuliu in the lla- 
waian Islands. 

John Simpson Kimball* (Charles 
C.^ David- John'i b. Belfast, Me. 
June 4. 1^38; m. Feb. lu. 18iiy, Hel- 
en Xaomi White: b. Sept. 16. 184.5; 
d. April 2, 18S.T, Seminary Park. 
Cal. She was the daughter of 
Eastlick and lietsev F. lieminway 
White of Nev.- Sale'm, :\rass. He is 
engag-ed in lumbering, ship buiM- 
ing. and general merchandising in 


i Alice Xaonci^ b. Nov. 0. ISijfi. Point 
Arena. Cal. 

ii Helen White' b. Feb. 11, 187-' 
MendiH-ino, Cal. 

iii- Charles Eastlick" b. July 4. 187."). 
Mendocino. Cal. 

iv Daisy Carolyn' b. Maf. 28, 1877. 

V Elizabeth Ann-' b. .Julv 13. iss,', 
Page 10i;7— Caleb F. Kimball m. 2nd 
Jan. 4. 18.1i;; Jlary Louise Tildcn b. 
Canton .Mass., 1831; d. Charlestown, 
.Mass , Oct. 17, 18n.-.; daughter of 
.-\bner and Esther Tilden of Canton, 
> Lemuel Wood d. 181(2. 

i Alice Augusta b. Charlestown. Aug. 

13, i8.:-.>. 

ii Percy Tilden b. Randolph, Mass., 

iii Fred >iason b. Ch;irIestown. Mass.. 
Mav 311. I8'n: m. 18S2. Lena I. Mar- 
cell. Child: Alice Maud'-' b. 18s,-!. 
Page 1087— Frank R. Clifton Kimbali 
shoulfl be Frank Clifton. Minnie 
Eloise \V'hittle was b. Charlestown, 
Mass., Dec. 12, 1807. 

Kimball Family Xew^ 

Dartmouth College Graduates. 

[Continued from Fi-br.:ary nuniher] 

[Recipients from Dartmouih of ■15. A.' 
except as ctlierwise noteit.J 


1S73— Artliur Herbert Kimball. M. D. 
Ilartmouth, li-iy. tJattle Crerk 

1S03 — r.enjarain Kimball, law^-er: died 
in l-<.30, ag-ed .52. 

1634 — Benjaaiin Ames Kimball. 15. S., 
(p. 7."i'.'. portrait I pfraduated with 
humors from the Chandler Scien- 
tific Sol oolof Dartmouth CoUeg-e 
in .lulv, isr.4, receiv.ngthe dej^ree 
of r.. S. Resides Concord. X. E. 
Brother of Hon. John Kimball. 

liia— Caleb Kimball, Rev., h. June 3. 
1T9S; d. June TJ. ISTii. (,See vi, 
Caleb Jr.. p. iijil. 

J845 — Charles ^Villiam Kimball, b. June 
:.'l). Ib-Jl; d. Dec. iS, 1S70. (Sec i, 
p. .iO."il 

laSl — Clarence Eug-ene Kimball. Physi- 
cian. Mt. Vernon. >'. Y. il. D. 
CoUeg-e, P. and S.. X. Y. ISSO. 
(Dect-a.-ed since publication of 
l^'.Mi catalogue, Xor. L':*. l^'J.i.) 

ISSiJ — Daniel Tomlinson Kimball, law- 
j-er, Xew York. X. Y.: A.M.(Hon- 
ary Degree, Dartmouth, ISSii.} 
[See n jte A.] 

lS5-i— Edu-ard liolyoke Kimball. d.lS,-).--, 
aged 23. 

ISSl — Ed%vard Lincoln, Kimball of Man- 

. - Chester. X. K.. graduated, Dart- 
mouth, from the Cho ndler Sciiool 
of Science and the Arts, ii. S. 
(See Xo. 2'M2, p. '.><o.) 

■ Hi-,— Elmer Allen Kimball, lawyer, 
Chiago, lil. ;See Xo. 17'.i2, p. 621). 
1S81— E'.Uvood Davis KimbaJ!, business, 
Wichita. Kansas, A. M. (p lU.iT) 
lS.5fi — Enoch Spoiford Kimball, mer- 
chant, IJoston. -Mass. (iraduate 
Chandler . School. li.S. iSeep. .iS2. 
Enoch Sporfurd Kimball, b. April 
lU. 1^30.) 
1S81 — Ephraira IJardner Kimball, teach- 
er. Washing-ton, D. C. iSee p. 'j'JOi 
1809— Georg-e Kimtall. lawver. d. l-j.j^J 

I IS.-) 

-C,corg-e Clinton Kimba'.l. teacher, 
Woifboro. (See Xo. io.ij. p. '.)34, 
whose daughter Maria Jeaunette 
Kimball m. I.eorg-e Clinton Ivim- 
Kimball of Dover. N.H. . etc.) 

-Giltiian Kimball. .^l.D.. Lowell, 
Mass. >LD.Iierks. Mc.iical Collefle 
l.^-.T: do. Vermont Medical CoUey-e 
1^40; do. Vale liV;. A. M. isf.». 
Prof. Surgjou Vermont Medical 

Co'le re 1S3S-40: do. I5erks. .Medical 
Colleg-e.. (X.v S.VS. p 44.5). 
l.*s3-iUnr.- Albert Kimball. jr,urnal- 

ist. Dr.ver. 
ISiR) — Hc'nrv Hastings Kimball, teacher 
r.o-ton. Mass.lSee 148.i. .xi. p. Tu-^.i 
is:.:, — Henry .Martyu Kimball, journal- 
ist, Carlinville. 111. (See ll'.iO. 
ii. p. 593.) 
1 18.52 — Henrv Holyoke Kimiall. p. .592. 
sbouki evidently be Edwar.l Ho.- 
voke Kimball a sal)i5ve mentioned. 
1884— Herbert Harvev Kimball. K. S.. 
graduated X. H Cnllecre of Agri- 
culture, and tlie Mechanic .\rts. 
Dartmouth. I/.S. Signal Service 
"Washington. I). C. (.See 2020, p. 
9i)S. ) (See note 15 ] 
1824 — Rev, James Lawtnn Kimball. 
A.M.. Andover Theological Semi- 
nary. 1828: graduate Dartn.outh 
1824: died 1833. aged 34. (See 437. 
iii, p. 25rt, ) 
1847 — James Spencer Kimball. A. M., 

liaraboo. Wis. (8.51. p. 442.) 
1819 — Jesse Kimball, lawyer, grad. 1819: 
died 1^35. aged 41. (^ee 279, xi. 
P. l-fi.l 
1822-.J..lin Kimball, lawyer, d. ls>4. 

aged 87. (See i)<;2. i, p. 359.1 
1S5G— Rev. John Kimball of San Fran- 
cisco, Cal I .V good man.) (See 
I8t;2. p. 8.50.) 
1882 — Hon. John Kimball, A. M.. of 
Concord. X. H. I159:i, p. 750.) 
[See note A.] 
1821 — lohn llazen Kimball, lawyer. 

d H58. atred (■,2. i lo^ii. p. 547. ) 
1849— John .Marshall Kimball, lawver, 

(111)3. i. p. 5811.) 
1853 — John Russell Kimball, journalist. 
Omaha. Xeln-aska. 11573. p. 74<i. i 
1807— John Wil.soii Kimball, IsW M. D : 

(234. vii., p. IHl.) 
1801 — Lieut. Jo-seph Kimball. U. S. A.: 

d. 1-510. 
1882 — Lucien Carpenter Kimball. D. D.. 
Canterbury, X.H.; Andover Theo. 
Sem. 1S87. 
ISifi- -Moses Kimball. D. D.: Andover 
Theo. Sera. 1830. (1192. p. 592.) 
1861— XalhanielTenney iCimball. D.D , 
meroliant, Hra.iford. .Mass : .And- 
over Theological .Seminary. l->ij''i. 
(10(1(5. Iv. p. 504.) 
1810— Richard Kimball, teacher: A. M. 

i!0i')4. p. 503.) 
I8i5.5— Richard Kimball, lawyer. Kim- 
ball, Texas, (ln'^s. p. 7.:.=,.) 
1834— Rich,ard Burleigh Kimball, (8ri9. 

p. 449 ') 
1800— Samuel .\ver Kimball, lawvt-r. 
A. M. (534." p. 299.) 

September, 1808 

.0 — Sullivan Cicero Kimball. Kep., 
teaoher. Newmarket. X.H.; A .M. 
Mfth. Gen. Bible Jnst., 18i;n. 
(I'.iTl. p. 8!il.) 

II- Walter ftenrv Kimball, phrsioian 
A. M., M. D.'. 1844. (Hii.T.'p. TOO) 

■Q— Warren Web.ster Kimball, mer- 
chant. Tro}-. 1;. .s. [See note !!.] 

iS — William Frederick iJorant Kim- 
ball, teacher. (H'.mi. iii. p. r,'x2.\ 

:r,— William (Jt-ort'e Kimball. M. D.. 
Huntinp-ton. Mass. 

,.i— William Kimball lion-ell. (1047. 
p. .S^i.) 

i+— John Eaton. Rev.. Marietta. O., 
(now Washiu^ton D. C.)A. M.. 
Ph. D. raitir. I'^T'-'. LL. D. 1876: 
Supt. I'ub. Tenn.. 1SG8-70: 
i;. S. Com. Ed.. lS7iJ-S.-i; I'res. 
Marietta Col!eg-e l^S-'i; Chaplain 
i.'7th Ohio Volunteers: Col. md 
V. S. C. T.. Brev. Brid. (ien. Vols. 
I See r.'4.i. p. r>i4. g-randmothev of 



be put 

lonoi-ary g-raduates should 
jt by themselves headed: 
railiiates of Dartmouth. "" 
N(iTK B. — Merbert-Harvey and War- 
ren-Webster wtrenrvt really Dartmouth 
g-raduates. V>ut took the degree of 
Bachelor of Science of the N. H. CoUeg-e 
of Atrriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 
which for a while was located at Han- 
over, but has now i-enioved to Durham. 
X. U. Thc.M.' r.iu>ins should be separately 
listed a."-: ■■liraduates of the X. H. €•<]■ 
leye of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts "■ 

We give in this issue a li«t of Dart- 
mouth ''ollege Alumni which we did not 
have 'n hand, when, in reprinting- the 
the February nu-jibei, we were com- 
pelled ti) go to press. It was original- 
Iv furnished by Mr. Thomas Allen 
iVrkin.-.. Secretary of Dartmouth Col- 
lea-e Alumni .Association of San Fran- 
cisco. It was a little tocomprehen.sive. 
eontainiiiur rames of some w-ho were 
not o-rauuates, but who had received 
honorary degrees. It also included 
others who were gradu-.ites of. the ^Ag- 
ricultural College, at one time located 
at Han O'er, one of whom, Herbert-Har- 
vey Kimball. v.e ha.1 already reported. 
The list ivas therefore torwarded to 
EH wcxid -Davis Kimball of Wichita, a 
-rr-dduate of the of ls-*l. tor re- 
vision. He added the -'notes ' th:it are 
-elf explanatij ry. 

tlon.E. M. Averj- of Cleveland. Ohio, 
is publishing a journal similar to the 
Xrws iu behalf of the Avery family. 


The following- is a copy of a letter 
that I'rof. Sharpies is .sending out. 
Tne supplemental historv bids fair in 
equal in importance the main work. 
All those not in the history would do 

•-I enclose yon some blanks which I 
will be very much pleased to have vou 
fill with your own and your father^s 
family. Please do this at once with 
the information you have on hand. If 
you have not the dates do not wait to 
get them. I care more at present for 
your line of descent than the dates, but 
I will be pleased to have vou make the 
blanks as complete as possible. 1 have 
already many nates and marriages that 
I cannot use because I cannot connect 
them -with, the rest of the farailv. A 
few words from you may enabio me to 
do this. la the great mnjoritv .-,f 
cases if you can give me the names of 
your father and mother and grand- 
father and grandmother, I can com- 
plete the history. 

Yours respectfully, 

, . S. P. SlIAHPLK^. 

P- S. — I will be particularly oblig-ed 
if you will send me copies of names, 
ages. etc.. from the tombstones of any 
Kiniballs who may be ->uried in 3 oiir 
vi.-inity. even if you do not know "who 
they are. S P. S. 

Prof. Sharpies is veiy busv jnst now. 
on another trip to "Maine, then to 
Pennsylvania, then attending a meet- 
ing of the American Association for 
the advancement of Science. One would 
think his answers to letters would be 
delayed. Hutbe Is always prompt. 

Prof. Sharpies writes: ' •■I wish you 
could get up some device to make 
people answer letters, I am tired of 
writing and waiting six months for an 
answer." AVe know of no prod that 
will do thi.s. A man complains that 
the history d..>es not do him justice. 
You write and ask him for correction.s 
and he ivaits for months or makes no 
reply. There should be a quick re- 
sponte to all these letters. Delavs 
complicate ma:ters terribly. A large 
amount of matter maj- be nearly ready 
to publish, only one or two links miss- ' 
ing. They are needed to make the 
wlioie tit in its proper place. Without 
it there is a mi.ssing cog and the whole 
machine stops, .\nswer letters prompt- 

Kimball Familv N{ 

Major James Putnam Kimball 

A Now ■!i'ork desi^aLoli to the tJ 

Peraocrvit s-a>s: 

July ■}?,. — Chief Sui-orenn KimbaU of 
GoverDor"'; Islund is enthusiastic over 
the .Afaiiser rifle. He said today that 
all of his patients were doing- well. He 
declared that many of the men in the 
hospital had been 'hit in places where 
had the huilet been from a Sprino-field 
rifle,' the wound must have been fatal. 
Dr. Kiraball spolce partieularlv of one 
man who was hit in tlie risrhtside. The 
bullet parsed through both luntfs and 
came out on the of his body, 
and today that raan is one of the most 
chipper men in the hospital. Dr. fCim- 
ball says that if the Mauser people 
want a lecommenilatiou for their rifle 
he can g-ive them one which will be 
quite sati-,factorv. iFam. Hist. p. 743. 
Xo. l.'iS4. 

On the Minneapolis 

e;eor<^e F.dward Kiraball. (p. S.1:>) born 
June T. IsT). enlisted in the f. .S. Xavy 
as alile .seaiiKiii at Charleston.. JIass.". 
Mari-h 14. I'i.iS. and %vas .issiirucd to 
the U S. S. Minneapolis: since then has 
been promoted to second g-un captain 
of the forwa ■■d rapid tire !,'"un. lie is a 
o-raduate of the M.■ls^,achuse'■ts Xauticai 
Traini.iir Sclniol .-ship Knterp rise wliere 
he received a diplwnia on graduating- 
witii the rest of cbiss from his e.vcei- 
lencv(;..v. R..uvr \^^,^;.^tt. 

,i:i"';- - \'\ ■ --.■outinsJ- 

<4eo. r.. Kimball, teacher of manu 
trainin.r at Canton rniver,!tv. .\. \ 
^pent his vacation at his W'aterfoi 

Charles Kiraball of Xew York 'and 
Jud-e.> P. \\heel-rof.vpri,ijfi,.ld. Ill . 
have K-en appointed receivers of tlu- 
Chicag-o. Peoria A .St. Loui.s liallroad. 

Flora May Kimball contributes a two 
column article illustrated, in the Chica- 
g-o Record, on Hobson the Santiag-o hero 
as. the best man at twenty weddings. 

Mrs. J. M. Kimball has been appoint- 
ed an aide on the statf of the National 
President of \V. U. C. We know of n.. 
lady who can better fill this position 
with honor to the order and credit 
to hers.-if than .Mrs. Kiraball. and we 
herewith tender her our con-j-ratula- 
ations. — Manhattan Xationalist.'p. 940) 

The Minn' ,i:.--':- ■- '/l 

and around t'l' 

covered and !- ■ ; • ^ 

and and mane ! ' [,, . ;- 
the news to K'-y \\i'>t. ■ 
the fastest in <iiir navy. g.. 
three knots ^r hour. 

sh fleet 
.■d with 


John Hove 

• Kimball 


. .\. 

ipage (I'ji) W.1S ordd 

ned to thi 




i; ministrv a 




-ti. IS'is. The lead:ni: 

the ser 

vice were t. 

ken bv i 

De Loner of Chicag-o 

and I.eav 


•f i;.- 

loit. \V 

i.s. , and Rev, 

Me.-^srs. K 

ard, S. 

!>. Matthew> 

a ad W. .> 

. s 



.:>n Kiraball 

son o' ^ 


T. 1 

Kev. Edward Kimb;ill. whose address 
is VWO Venitinn l;uilding. Chicng-o. 
111., has been raisins- a church deht'in 
Mihv.-nikee, Wi.sconsin. He has freed 
ne-irly .si.t hundred churches from ))ur- 
densome debt.s. The amount; raised 
for this purpose, through his intluence 
has been over fourteen million dollars. 
He has become ceiebrate^l as the 
. --church debt raiser,"" and his work has 
covered a lar^-e p.irt of the countrv. 
In tlie Familv H-storv, pa-^e ^74, K,i. 
ward Picket Kimball of Waterloo, ig 
named as the --debt raiser." an error 
that was correctfil in an earlv nuii'her 
of the Xt -AS bv Edward-Picket hims-lf. 

Kimball 1 1.-).-?-*! who lias lor four years 
been assistant engineer for the" lirl! 
Telephon,> Co.. at St. l.ouis. Mo . has 
accepted a position with tlie Hell Tele- 
phone ^; .1. of Philadelphia. I'ntil the 
arrival of hi.s familv. about Oct. 1st. his 
addles, -a-ill he Xo. 4 .' 1 .-s.-uth Uroad 
.-^tr-;et- W... couiTuend him to any or 
the kin who dwell in the citv of broth- 
erly I0VC-. 

Durin-JT the last icaderaic year.; 13yT-si 
for the tirst time in a Ion? V.hile there 
wa.s a Kimball ia everv class at Dart- 
mouth viz: Senior, of '.'s,, AVil- 
liam-.\ii>ert of Plvmouth. X 1!.: .funior. 

j Arthur-Eiwin of l.vnn. .Mas,.; Sopho- 

I more. .\rthur-Steveusof i:,>ttlc Creel-". 

i Mich . Freshman. Charles-W'.irren. Jr.. 

!of Pena Yan. Xe-.v York; James-Ut«- 

I land of Hing-ham. Mass. 

I KlilB.lUL'S Brs{ TRilNtNG SCHOOL. 

lis .\r-.lXSsTHISET. CHICAGO. 

I 0!T.= 'si'>T^»--'^n \! :i.|v^nt,-ise3 fnr t'if<ro\iir'i 

D he ^imball^amily DZews 

Topeka, Kansas, October, 1898. 

Terms 50 cents a year. 

Uhe Diimball 3amilu Du 

■i Hl:?TOKIC liKSEALdi 

IS Ax-et-iu 


■Half I 
UlentiiUy In 

Lovell. Maint-. 

Aupiist 10. is'.is. 

To My near Cusins; — My birtlnlay 

comes 3o..>n and papa says I "may send 

my photofrraph and nave it pui'iu llje 

paper. 1 liave seen some and 1 hope 

'^^- I to »ee you all in the paper si>metime. I 

Ktmh:ill ! Iiave finished two more terms of .school 

beliiilf I .since I wrote my first letter and 

these make nine terms in all. 1 

have not missed one davv"t I have 

had l.,ts of ni..e plavs tliis s'limmer with 

itiycnsjn (,ra.-e Knii.'-ht. >he has gone 

home now. >he lives i/i I'.oston. .Mass. 

With love to you all. I will close. 



. Bili-n Aug-. j;i. ISS'.i, daug-hter of . Sum- 
ner ar. J' Carrie Eastmau (Walker) Kim- 
l.all. Lovell, Maine 

Kuth Kimball"' .Sumner-' Elbridge G.s 
(ra. Ruth Charles") Joseph" Wil- 
liam** Richard' Joseph' Kichard' 
Thomas- Uichard"^ 

Ruth Kimball-'' Sumner Kimball^ Rutli* 
Charles-'ib. Feb.4. IsTJiJohn Charles- 
ih. Apr. IT. 1772.) Jonn Charles' 
(b. March .i. 174.J.) 

(o> M0T11K.K"S SIDKi 

Ruth Kimball-'' Carrie \Valker» Uon. 
John Walker' (m. Uetsey Eastman) 
John Walker- (b. March 2i), 1787) 
John Walker' b. Feb. 7. 17tc>) 
Kuth Kimbair Carrie E.Walker" Uetsey 
W. Eastman" Phineas Eastman'' 
Daniel Eastman'' Richard Eastman' 
Jonathan Eastman' Thomas East- 
man- Roger Eastman' 
In relation to the pedigree as here 
y-iven of Miss Ruth Kimball, (:-'448-i) 
perhaps a little more might be annexed 
which may be a help all around in the 
line of g-eneab'g-y. Of tlie Kimball fam- 
ily I nee.l not here speik. Of the othvr 
families I v»ill take the Charles family 


Kimball Family Xc 

John Charles, the first as here called 
married for his first wife Miss Abigaii 
Bliss and came from Brimtield. Mass.. 
to Fryebiirg-. Maine, in the year ITiJT, 
as one of the proprietors of Frye's town- 
ship. This township was laid out by 
and for Gen. Joseph Frye in ue^ 
at a place on the ^a co Paver, then 
called Pequakett, and at that time said 
to be in York County, now beinjr in Ox 
ford Count.T , Main.>. At that time this 
township was nearly sixty miles into 
the wilderness. Frye burg- was incor- 
porated as a town nearly twenty years 
prior to any town in Oxford County, 
its incorporation being Jan. 11. 1777. 
The first town meetino- was called 
March 31. 1777. Richmond Kimball' 
was chosen town clerk. 

Dea. Pvichard Eastman^. Isaac Abbott. 
Nathaniel Merrill, Dea. Simecn Frye 
and Ezra Carter were chosen select- 

ponds known as Kimball ponds. The.. 
ponds were named for P.ichard Kin 
ball' mo. 213) who lired nearthe snnti" 
cast end of lower Kimballpond. Tlicv 
ponds were both supposed to b. 

in Frve" 




Richard Kimball. Moses Ames, 
en Farring-tou. Ezekiel Walki 
Benjamin Russell were chosen 

■. and 

mittee of safety. In those days this 
committee of satety was considered of 
much importance, as the Indians at 
this time were not fully at peace with 
the early pioneers in this vicinity. 
The-,e early settlers were mostlv of 
Revolutionary fame and men who knew 
the needs of proper safeguards at this I 
time in these ba-.;kwoods settlements, 
ajd I'ryeburg-., soil covers very many 
remains of these old heroes-their last 
rjsting place marked only by the raised 
or sunken mounds above them. 

Within the oorders of this town are 
a number of ponds around which were 
the favorite hunting grounds of the 
Indians. In the southern corner 

years upon the true settlement of th, 

line between the states of Maine an, 
Xew Hampshire it was found that th, 
upper Kimball pond and pan of th, 

ower Kimball ponds were within th, 
bounds of Xew Hampshire. Thes, 
ponds are beautiful sheets of water ly 
ing at the foot of a range of moun 
tains and nearly to the east of Mt 
Kearsarge in X. H. (3943 feet in height 
which looks down upon them from a 
distance of about four miles. Thev 

re fed by the many brooks runnina 
d,jwn from the moun.ain's si.le Tn" 
per Kimball pond is about one mile in 
length and a half mile in width. Tiie 

itlet of this p,)nd empties into lower 

Lovells pond, noted as the spot where I mar 
the pride of the once powerful tribe of ! pre^ 
Pe.iuawkets was broken and the scene | this 
of desperate conflict maintain, d bv | fam 
Capt. Lovell. (or Lovewell) and his lit- I chil 
little band witn the red warriors in | His 
IT-.'.-,. On the western bouudurv are two t'"'- 

Kimball pond. Oa this outlet m uu 
early days were built saw and grist 
mills, also a wool carding; mill. ^Th. 
lower pond is about one mile in length 
and breadth, and at present as in early 
times has been a great place to land 
logs brought from the mountains ly- 
i"? west and driven thr,:.ugh Kimball 
brook and other tributaries into Saoo 
river. This pond in early times was 
aUo used to raft sawed lumber across 
to what was called board landing, at 
the south east si.le near where Kichanl 
Kimball once lived. But to return, 
such were the siiri-oun.lings of the fu- 
ture of the tirst J,-,nn Charles. 
who t,Jok up his ub.Hie JD the banks of 
the Saco. having- f,)r his nei;.^hl„<rs a 
few scattered f..mili,.>, wh,. in a short 
; space of time became cLxselv al ied. and 

are the ties of relati.)nship of ou 
nt feneration to be foun.l througl 
irst minLding of these oM pionee 
><-^- I!y 111-, tirst marriage tiv. 
■in o.-caui,- the hea, Is of families 
<^>-oDd wife ,lie,l chiMless. Hi; 
wif^. .Mi;,^ Olive Abbott was thi 

October, 18^)8 


)in>ther of eight ebildreu, four boys j 
:mil four girls. an(\ most if not all of j 
tlu'iu lived to rear latiJ-e families, lie 
<lifilJune 8, 1831, ag-ed 8i> years. His 
last years were passed with his son 
.lohn. at tliat time living in the adjoia- 
ing- town of I-OTell. Maine. Anj' infor- 
mation as to who were the ancestors of 
this John and I'hebe (Blissl Charles 
who came from >[assaehusetts would 
be most thankfully received. 

John Charles- was the first son of 
John and Phebe (Bliss) Charles. He 
married Hannah Carleton whose rela- 
tives lived '.a liartlett. N. H. They 
lived in Fryeburg' where six of 
their children were born, moving- to 
l>ovell, Maine, about l^Li to ISl.i. where 
si.x more children were added to their 
family. Eleven of these children, nine 
boys and two girls, lived to good asres 
and helped to rearf'iuite g-ood sized 
fairilies. Most of these children made 
homes in • Lovell. Two sons went to 
New York state in 1*30. One of these 
sons IS now living in Fort Scott. Kan 
Sis. One daughter. .^U•s. James Mc-r_ 
rill, was a resident of Littleton, X. H. 
The grand-children are scattered from 
Maine to Californi;! John Charles^ 
followed the business of lumbering in 
the winter season, and that of farmer 
in the summer. It was a noted fact 
t ha', nine hoes were often to be seen 
liun^r over the fence in the summer 
season, all being made" use of at the 
s.-irae time by this family. He died in 
l-^il. His wife died in ISffl. aged '.»1 
years, liothare buried in Xo. i ceme- 
tery, Lovell, Maine. 

Kuth Charles" was the seventh child 
of J,,hn-'. born Feb. 4. ISlrJ. She mar- 
ried Elbridg-e G. KimbaU". For furtb. 
er information see Kimball History, 
pa^'e >-J-?. Xos. 1790 and -JUS-i. 

"f the Walker family, which is a 
n"ted and numerous one, being scat- 
r.-ivd all ovt-rthe Tnited States, we 
liav,. but a biiurr, line of ancestry. (.)t' 

this branch, as far as known, they 
have stood well m the estimation of 
their townsmen, some being of note. 
James Walker born Aug. 10, lTi)-2, son 
of John and Lucy (Johnson) Walker, 
was president of Harvard College. 
John ^Valkei-. brother of James, mar- 
ried the daughtei of John and Hannah 
Wood. Mr. Wood wa^ one of the pro- 
prietors and early se_ttlers cf the town 
of Lovell. His iirst location beinsr near 
the center of the town and the old well 
now still in use has helped to quench 
the thirst of very many of those who 
have attended divine worship in the 
past fifty years at the Congregational 
church located near it, [QfEs rro.v-Who 
were the ancestors of John Walker, 
born Feb. T. I7'j-J, and his wife Lucy 
John.son, born X'ov. T. 1701? Can you 
tell us? 

Of the Eastman family, which 
without doubt is very lara-e. th.'re is 
much to be brought to liffht. They 
have been one of the most active fami- 
lies in years past, taking part in all the 
stirring events of the day. Many have 
lived to aivanced years and enjoyed 
the prattie of a goo'dly number of 

The genealogy and history of this 
family is now in progress by Guy S. 
l;i.\-. of ( X. 11. Mr. Rix has 
V>een several years gathering records 
relating to this family and their kin 
Through reference to the Kimball 
history it is learned that these two 
families are related in quite a number 
of the different generations. Deacon 
Richard Eastman* was also one of the 
early .settlers of Fryeburg. Maine. His 
first wife. .Mcdiy Lovejoy. bore him five 
sons and six daughters. V.y his second 
wife. Sarah Abbott, he had three sons. 
He was deacon of the Congregational 
Church. He came from rembroke. X }L ■ 
to Conway. X. H., where he purcha.sed 
an interest in the mill lot with all tlw 
improvements thereon, .\mong the 

Kimbali FamiJr Xo 

iraprovi-ments was the first frame house 
in North Conuay. X. H. It ivas biiiit 
ubout the year of ITGii-T. In 17i)V Rk-h. 
aril lOastraan. .Jr.. \>ith his wife Abiah 
Holt, occupied this house and in it was 
probahly born the tirbt male wliite eliild 
born in Conway. X. H. 

Most likely Richard' did not remain 
long here, but moved to the now adjoin- 
ing-town of Fryeburg-. "Maine, as is seen 
by his being- elected the first .select- 
man at its first meeting in 1TT7. He 
died in Lovell. Maine. Dec. VJ, 1S07. 
^g-ed ninety-five years. I 

Thus it is seen tnat we find three I 
ancestors being hiiads of three diti'er- 
ent family names. The Kimballs 
Charles and theEastman*. who wjre o 
the early pion.-ers livny a.-, ueig-hbors 
on the banks of the ^aco in the infancy 
of this remote settlement called Pe- 
quaket,. in York County, now Fr\-ebury. 

It may als-i be of interest to many 
Kimballs and kin to know that here 
dwelt some of the subiicts of ■'Elsie 
V'emer." written ty Oliver Wendell 
Hohnes. I'rof. Lang-don and .Mary 
Kimball i.MiO-v) being tne ieadingactors 
among them. 

l!ut in the final we tind cue died in 
Conway. N'. U. Tlie other two. Charles 
and Eastman, following with their 
children died in the adjoining town of 
Lovell. Miiine, It w i„ to this town 
that a number of their children made 
their future hwmes .so tiiat the names 
of the Kimballs and Ch.irle.> and the 
Eastmans were familiar one.s in 
the past as at pn-'-ent. .Many are the 
names of the other faniilit-sunited with 
these thrniiiJ-U marria^re ties, the .Vb- 
hotts. tiordon-,. Kiiirores. Chandlers. I 
Dresners anil FurrinL'-t'ins bein^r among | 
the older ones, besides many others of i 
'vhich space and time forbid mention ] 
.\nd in the cemeteries of Lovell as in I 
Fryeburg is to be found the last rest- 
ing place of those who took an active ! 
part in gaining our independence and ! 
m.ikinir new homes for themselves and 1 
full re generations. I 

M-ii.VKR KlMB.VI.I.. ■.'44'?. I 

Lo%-ell. .Maine. | 


I'.ath. Maine. 
Sept. .i. l-<;)s. 
Dear Cousin:— I think it would be a 
loss and a misfortune to the Kimball 
family to have the Kimball Familv discontinued. The subscription 
should \>e SI. IK) per annum, and you 
may put me down for that. T think if 
you mike the announcement that you 
must have SI. CX) you will meet with a 
hearty response. 

Yours truly, 

I D. H. Kl.MBALI.. 

' Springfield. Mass. 

Sept. L>4. IS'js. 

Dear Sir: — T herewith enclose Si. 00 
in payment of the Kimball Familv 
X.-^ws. .\.s our branch of the family 
is exceedingly modest I do not e.>cpect 
to read of their glowing deeds. I 
would state, however, that I am verr 
much pleased to .see the interest taken 
by the family, and I for one wish the 
magazine a success. I believe the key 
note was struck when you stated 
among the objects of the Xf:\ts --to 
cultivate a spirit of emulation among 
families that will lead to a higher pa- 
triotism and a better citizenship " 

.\gain wishing you all the success at- 
tainable 1 am. 

Yours truly, 

(ivA). \V, KlMB-U.I. 

Sunburj-. Delaware Co.. Ohio. 
•Sept. :.'0, 18'.i-i. 
Mr. G. F. Kimball. 

Dear Cousin: — In response to the 
ciuestion of taking the Kimball Family 
News another year. I must say. ye=. 
with all my heart. The History is a 
troa.sure. but the Xews. with its letters 
from living members is even more: and 
I can only wish we might all meet. 

Our youngest boy who is so frail with 
spinal disease that our hearts ache over 
him daily, used to wish he cojhl go to 
a Kimball reunion, like some f:imilies 
he bad seen. His father told him the 
Kimballs were but few. 

October. ISOS 



And now behold'. 

They are ninny. 

I took hun to Boston with me in 
KS'.iO where his father had a brother 
who had several children, and the ne.xt 
iiiorning- peeked through !\ shatter and 
haw his uncle carry some rich dirt in a 
^'.eve: he laughed, '"lie acts just like 
I'ii. puttering- around to sift dirt."" 

In return the cousins thought .limmy 
n perfect little Yankee, and I myself 
was surprised to see the resemblance, 
and the family traits shown by the 
cousins. It would give me great pleas- 
ure to meet the different cousins. R.Il. 
Kimball in Garfield. Ga., is a cousin in 
my husband's branch of the tribe. 

If there is anythin? I can do to help 
the Xk«-,-> 1 will try to do it. I sympa- 
thize with -Mr. .Sharpies about unan- 
swered letters, for I have many want- 
ing myselt. Remember me in friend- 
siiip to all the tribe, and give my love 
to your daughter who bears my name, 
the name of, one who did ""much serv- 
ing." and believ,- me ever. 
Yours truly; 

M. .1. Kimball. 

Sunbury. Ohio. 

Sept. "?>i. 1S9S. 
Mr. G. F. Kimball. El.. Etc. 

Dear Sir: — I promise to renew my 
subscription for another year, and as 
long as the Xeu s is published, or until 
I am promoted to join the innuraerable 
family of cousins who havre gone be- 

If Miss .Mary Percy Freemin, ad- 
dress I.'"-'-.':; Chapel St., Berkley. Cilif.T- 
nia. is not a subscriber for tlie Xews. 
and you have any full sets of Vol. I on 
hand please send to her a set. .Address 
as above and send bill to me. iucluding 
the balance of Vol. I. expense, etc. . 
and I will promptly remit. Or notify 
me that you can send the papers and I 
will immediately remit for them, and 
you can mail them later. Miss Free- 
man i.^ a student in the decorative and 
art depirtraent ol the University of 

Calfornia. Her father Otis Kimball 
Freeman is purser ot the P. M. Steam- 
ship Co's vessels plying between Sau 
Francisco and Hong Kong. His moth- 
er was Mary Clift Kimball (my eldest 
sisterjdaughter of F.lisha Kimball, men- 
tioned in the letter of Robert Kimball 
of Lebanon. N. IL, published in the 
September number of the On 
I mother's side she is a descendant of the 
I family of Col. Knowlton. hero of the 
rail fence at Bunker Hill, and of Gen. 
Lyon, ot the civil ^var. Yet. while on 
on all sides her ancestors and relatives 
have, many of them, fought in all the 
wars of our country from the Revolu- 
tion to the present, she writes me 
that at the last moment her courage 
failed her and she did not attend the 
I reunion held in San Fr lucisco a few 
I weeks ago. But. judging from her 
I picture. I think that should circum- 
! stances require, she would ba found in 
line witli the bravest of them. AVith 
sincere wishes for the success of the 
News I am. 

Verv truly vours. 

J. H. KlMB.^I.L. 

(Miss Freeman is alreadv a subscriber. 

St. Louis. Mo. 
Sept. 2?.. IS'iS. 

My Dear Sir: — t beg to acknowledge 
the reprint of the early numbers of 
the Kimball Family Xews, last month- 
ly issue and your circular accompany- 
ing the same. As you desire an ex- 
pression of your ,s\jhscribers as to their 
wishes in the future, t take great pleas- 
tire in saying that I have enjoyed your 
publication very much, and should sin- 
cerely rearet to learn that you had 
been the loser financially thereby, not 
to mention your sacrifice of time and 

I trust that the response to your re- 
quest will be such tliat you will see 
vour w;\y' clear to continuing the pub- 

If you find it 

sary to increase 
no one I think would object 


Kimball Family News. 

who has been fortunate enoug-h to have 
it during' the hist ye:ir. 

Of the arnual prowth in popularity 
and patronajre of such a publicutiou. 
you no doubt are better able to judge 
than a layman like myself, but it seems 
to me, however, that you can with 
safety look for a considerable expan- 
sion in your patronao'e the second 
year, and while your printer's instincts 
prompt you to its improvement me- 
chanically, that can be well deferred 
without detriment to the interests in- 
volved until your subscribers have g-iv- 
en ycra the means for realizintr your 
ideals. With best wishes for the enter- 
prise, belieye me. 

Sincerely yonrs. 

T. D. Kimball. 

Boston. >fass. 
September 27, 13&6. 
G. F. Kimball. E.=q.. 

North Topeka. Kansas. 

Dear Sir: — I have received a number 
of copies of the Kimball F.amily Xkws | 
from time to time which have been of 
great interest to me. Observing- that 
there is a very considerable likelihood 
that the Xs\v» will be continued, it 
gives me much pleasure to become a 
subscriber I, therefore, enclose you 
one dollar for which I wish you would 
send me a cimnlete set of th^' current 
volume and also enter mi* subscription 
for the current year. 

I notice that u ith the exception of 
my immediate family little is said in 
the genealogy concerning my branch. 
This is doubtless owing to the failure 
of many of our people, with w horn 
f'rof. Sharpies has doubtless ' corre- 
sponded, to appreciate fully the work 
which has been undertat-en. I shall 
endeavor to collate what luformation 
I can and forward to you so that it 
may be a matter of record. 

With best wishes for the continued 
success of ycnir publication and hoping 
that all members of the family will 
vigorously -support you in the work, 
I am. yours very truly. 

Freii M. KniB.vr.L 


DurrjTi Kimball (Fam. Hist. p. TJoi 
has u IJusiuess Training School at 1!l; 
Adams Street. Chicago. The News has 
been somewhat interested in this line 
of work, partly, perhaps, for the reas- 
that in former days we practised short- 
hand reporting, which has a Peculiar 
fascination to many persons, and 
because of the grovvlDg popularity of 
commercial schooLs. and particularly 
the modem fad of teaching almo.-it 
everj'thing by correspondence. 

Our ojusin does not pretend to do 
this. We think he .does not bel'eve in 
it altogether. He does claim to teach 
business, habits. Accounting, commer- 
cial law. higher mattiematics, English 
trainiuff, rapid commercial calcula- 
tions, shorthand, typewriting, corre- 
spondence, penmanship, etc.. are the 
special b.anches taught at his school. 
Some of these may be taught by corre- 
spondence. An attendance at the -schoci 
is preferable to all other methods. It 
is becoming common, nowadays, to 
tiad those pretending to teach law. 
medicine, journalism, and almost every- 
thiug by coi-respondence. This is 
prolxably a good thing for the teacher, 
but is not to be generally commendeil 
except where one desires to become a 

-Vmong other late swindles of this 
kind is a pretended .school of corre- 
spondence for teaching proof-reading. 
auJ the inducement is htfld out that 
there is a great demand for proof read- 
ers at SJ.-) to S:ti) a week. It is a fraud. 
The study o£ shorthand, however, is 
one tliat may be conducted by corre- 
spondence and may be made very inter- 
esting. The system zau^'ht at KimiaU 
B isiness School is tlie one be^c alapt- 
ed to this purpose, and is much simpler 
than the one we learned. Any of our 
friends interested should wr'te him 
for particulars. 

October, 1S98 



Some twenty Kansas Kunimlls and 
coiiaections met ou Thursday eveniu<r, 
Sept. 211. at the home of G. F Kimball, 
North Topeka. It was quite informal, 
most of those from abroad being visi- 
tors to the state G. .\. R. reunion and 
the Topeka Fall Festival. It was. 
however, a very social affair. Slig-ht 
refreshments were served auJ many 
reminiseenoes rehearsed. Among' oth- 
er incidents of possible interest one 
may be related: 

The annual Festival was noted for 
the presence of Miss Anna Rose of our 
new Hawaiian Territory, who had been 
broug-ht here to act as Queen of the 
Carnival. It may be added that Miss 
Rose "s a stately and accomplished 
young lady speaking English. French 
and (xerraan besides her native lan- 
guage. Her father, a German, was a 
soldier in the Mexican war. who after- 
wards settled in the Sandwich Islands, 
as they were then called, where he 
married. It so happened that Mrs. 
Anna Kimball White (p. 7!iS Fam. Hi-st. 
and p. 121 July has a niece in 
the Islands an acquaintance of Miss 
Ui)se. Miss Nettie Brown, with whom 
Mrs White's daughter, now Mrs. Mar- 
shall, once spent a year. The same ves- 
sel that brought Miss Rose also brought 
to Mrs. White a letter of introduction, 
and on the day of the Kimball gather- 
ing she called and had a pleasant inter- 
view with Miss Rose who was the her- 
oine of the day. In this connection it 
tuayalsobe mentioned that a tragic 
story was outlined regarding Mrs. 
Whites uncle, (.'apt. Brown, who also 
settled on these islands, a story which 
we may give in a future number. It 
is thrilling enough for a sensational 

.Vulong those pre-ient at this meet- 
ini: were: Capt. F. -M. Kimball and wife 
Susannah, son Claud B'., and Maud, of 
Topeka (p. ^.'«1). .Mr. .Tohn .M. Kimball 
and wife Mary Ellen, and daughter 

Mary of Manhattan (p. 040) Mr. William 
M. White and wife Anna Brown; Mrs. 
Kimball Clarke and mother, of Topeka, 
(not in history!: and Mr, Ezra Dow and 
daughter Alice, of Salina; Mr. Dow is 
a nephew of the late \V. 1'. Chandler, 
(p. .593). 

The Omaha exposition which is now 
attracting so much attention, made it 
unwise to attempt anything more than 
a mere social meeting of those who 
were in this cit\- at ttie time, and made 
impracticable any attempt to bold anj- 
regular reunion any where else in this 
middle west. 

At the G. A. R. reunion Capt. F. M. 
Kimball of this city had charge of the 
grand parade. ■ Capt. Fred is a small 
man. but he sits a horse as if the two 
were but one. He is a splendid horse- 
man and makes the best kind of mar- 
I shal on such occassions. 


One of the Kimball Family who en- 
tered the United .States Volunteer Ar- 
ray during the recent war is William 
Rogers Kimball (Fam. Hist. p. y,">7), 
captain of Battery D. 1st Maine Heavy 
Artilleiy. Captain Kimball is a native 
of Bath, Maine, and is 37 years of age. 
His military career has covered a period 
of twelve years, so that he isorieof the 
best drilled and most experienced men 
in that state tjday. 

He was first a member of the cadets 
of Bath. He enlisted as a private and 
in the four years that he remained a 
member he rose to the position of 
captain. In ISCxj he joined Company 
C, L'nd Regiment, M. V. M. as second 
lieutenant. He later served as first 
lieutenant, and on April 19, 189."), he 
was commissioned captain, a position 
that he held in the L'nited States sinie. 
GCapt. Kimball is at the head of the 
l^ine Tree State .Seed Co., and is un- 
married. At the time of writing his 
battery was still in camp at Augusta, 
Me., awaiting turther orders. 

Kimliall Family Xows. 



(From the Denver Post.) 
"Mrs. MarylCimbaU Pratt, wife of 
Dr. Perry I'ratt. died suddenly in her 
room iu the Tabor opera house block at 
.=) o'elook. .Saturday afternooon. August 
2ij. Her death was due to neuralgia 
of tlie heart, from which she had suf- 
fered for the past six years. Thurs- 
day Mrs. Pratt suffered from the afflic- 
tion. Friday she was be'tter, but the 
next day there was a change for the 

"About four o'clock in the afternoon 
she fell asleep. Her son Perry K.Pratt, 
who was attending her. went down to 
the office and returned half an hour 
later and found his mother Sfill asleep. 
She was lying iu a cramped position 
and the son made her more comfortable. 
She was breathing easily and he left 
her again. He returned at .5 o'clock 
and found her dead. 

•■A number of physicians wen called 
in and electric batteries were applied. 
but their efforts were useless. Under- 
taker Rogers was notified and took 
charge of the remains and prepared 
them for shipment to NaperviUe, IU.. 
for burial. 

••>lrs. Pratt was ."■0 years old and 
was born in Naperville. She went to 
California, where she married Dr. 
Pratt. The family came here from 
San Francisco four years ago. Dr. 
Pratt is of the firm oi Forden A Pratt' 
with offices in the Tabor opera house 

"Mrs. Pratt was a noble, generous, 
true-hearted wife, ai.d a devoted nioth- 
er. Self-sacrificing, kind and good tcj 
all. She was a niece to J.K. liotsf )rd. 
who built the first store >>uilding in 
Chicago, and of .Mark Kimball, the 
Chicago capitalist. Her family are all 
prominent Chicago penple. She leaves 
two sisteis. " 

Dr. Pratt formerly lived in Topeka. 
Dr. Pratt and his sen Perry Kimball 
are both prominent physiciants. (Not 


Pvichard Kimball, son of Xicliohis 
Kimball, formerly of Hannibal, wa^ 
drowned while bathing in the Kaw 
river at Kansas City, August -4. He 
was 14 years of age. 

.V^. D. KIMB.^I.L. 

A. D. Kimball of Co. H. Second Mas- 
sachusetts regiment, died at Camp 
Wykoff, August 20, the result of bad 
food and exposure. 


An old landmark in the Xe^v York 
branch of the ••Kimball Family" has 
passed away. WilliaTa Kimball, born 
.April 14, IS07. was tlie oldest sou jf 
John Kimball. i~^^. p. 4<v:) Thougli 
the father was a farmer all the sous. 
four in numl>er including the subject 
of our sketch, were trained to the pro- 
fession of law and followed their pro- 

WiUiara married March 4, 1S48, La- 
vantia Kindge, who died December 3u, 
l-tTl. He married his second wife 
September 1. ISTs. Miss Catherine 
Demp.sey. who survives him. 

His residence since early childhood 
was in Syracuse Xew York, where he 
practised his profession until about 
twenty years agfo, being then upwards 
of seventy years ola. 

Until within a few months of his 
death he retained his mental and phy•^- 
ical vigor to a remarkable degree, and 
the writer has several letters written 
during the past two or three year.-, 
which are models of composition, indi- 
cating wonderful preservation of hL> 
mentil faculties. The immediate cause 
of his death was an injury received by 
a fall April last. Although he remained 
at his home, he was coutined to his 
bed only the day of his death, which 
occurred on the Hth day of June, is'.i^. 
at the advanced age of ninety-., n.- 
years, one month and twenty-si.\ day^. 
So children by either marriage. 

T. D. K. 

October, 1S9S 

The Family of Heber Chase Kimball 

In the Kaniily Ilibtory (p. ")S."i)askotoli 
K -riven of Heber Chase Kimball, the 
lelebrateii apostle anil next to Jos- 
eph Smith, the leading Mormon proph- 
et. No mention is there made of his 
familj-. and we have nuinerous inquir- 
ies fur something further in regard to 
it. The March number of the Xkws 
contained a lengthy article in regard 
to his genealogy oy B.F. Ciimmingsthe 
author of the sketch in the History. 

In tliis issue may also be found a let- 
ter from his grand daughter. Mrs. Til- 
ton. In this Cijnnection, therefore, we 
give as comprehensive a list of his 
family and descendants, as weareable. 

Heber C. Kimball marrried,(as stated 
in tlie History) 
1 Vilate Murray, died Sait LakeCity. 
Utah. October JJ, H-JT. 

i Judith-Marvin. 

ii \Villiam Heurv. b. Meadon.N.Y., 
April 10. 1^:Ji;." Resides Park City, 
Utdh. (See .March ^'ews p. 3.i. ) 
iii Helen- .Mar. 
iv KMsuell-lkber. 
V IleU-r-Parley. 
vi Oavid-l'atten. 
vii Charles-Spaulding. 
viii BrigUam-Willard. 
ix .Solom'jn-Farnham. 
.\ .^lur^a^•-^;ould. 
II Mrs. Sarah Xo.m.^ 

i Adelberl- Henry, 
ii "^arah-llelen. 
iii Heber. 
lU Sarah Ann i Whitney) Smith, widow 
of I'rophet.Ioseph Smith. 
i David. / ,. , . . , 
ii David O. ; '^""^ '° infancy. 
iii Davi,l-[l,-ber. 
iv Newel-Whitnev. now Bi 

Loa-an, I tah. 
V Horace-Hebcr. 
vi Maria, 
vii Joshua. 
IV r,ucy Walker Smith, widow of 
Joseph Smith. 


i Rachel-Svlvia. 
ii John-H. " 



lop in 

1 were also 
th, none of 

iii \Yillard-H. 
iv Lydia-H. 
V Anna-S. 
vi ?:iiza. 

vii J,K-,hua- Heber. 
viii Washington. 

i.x Franklin-H. 
V Prescindia Huntington ; 
ow of Joseph ."^mith. 
i Prescindia-Celestia. 
li Jo.sepb. now Bishop of Meadov 
viUe. Rich Co., Utah. 
VI Sarah Lawrence Smith. 

VII Mary Houston Smith. 

VIII Martha McBride Smith. 
IX Sylvia P. Sessions Smith. 

X Nancy Maria .Smith. 

XI Sarah Scott Smith. 

(The last six nan 

widows of Josepli S 

whom left children. 

XII Clari-,sa Cutler. 


i .\bram. 

XIII Emily-Cutler. 


i Isaac-A. 

These two sister wives divl not 
follow Heber from X'auvoo. 111., 
to Salt Lake City, but when the 
boj-s were about sixteen years old. 
both mothers being dead, they went 
to Utah, and afterwards both went 
on missions to Europe. .\bram 
is now Bishop of Kanosh. Millard 
Co., Utah. . . .. 

XIV Mary Ellen Abel, ' 

i Peter, died young. 
XV Ruth 

CHILDREN. .,. . 

i Susannah-R. . 

ii Jacub-K. . ' '. 

iii Enoch- H. 
XVI Cliristeen(;olden. . '■ 


i Cornel ia-C. 

ii Jonathan. Bear Lake. Utah. 
President Voung- .Men"s Improve- 
ment Association, 
iii Elias Smith. .Mendon. Utah. 
Both Jonathan and Elias have 
done Mission work in the South- 
ern States. 

:< 'n ■■■:■■•'? •,<!, 

Kimball Family News. 

XVII Anna Gheen. 

i Sanuiel-11. 
ii DanieMl. 
iii Andrew-ll. ) .,„• ^ 
iv Alice. f^""^^- 

T Sarah. 
Andrew was theadininistrutor of 
Ileber C. Kimball s estate, and 
was long a missioaary in the In- 
dian TenTitory. 
XVIII Amanda Cheen. s-iste/ of Anna 


i William-G. 

ii A.bert-H. | 

iii Jer.'miah. 
iv .Moroni. 

Jeremiah was killed May 2.5, 1887 
by fallinfc from a railway train 
near Fort Seott, Kansas. He \V3> 
on his way to Europe as a mis- 
ionary, and stepping out of the 
car at nijfht naissed his footing. 
XIX Harriet Sanders. 

i Harriet, 
ii Hyrum-H. 
iii Eugene. 

HjTum w;is a missionarj- in the 
Southern States. 
XX Ellen Sanders, sister of Harriet. 
She was one of the three women 
who made the first trip of U.? 
pioneers, from Omaha to Sail 
Lake City in the spring and sum 
mer of 1S4T. 


i Samuel. 

ii Joseph-S. / ^^^,.^^^ 
iii Augusta. ^ 
IT Jedediah. 

V Rosalia. 

XXI Frances Swan. 
She left her husband 


i Frances. 

XXII Martha Knight. 
One son. died an infant. 

XXIII Mary Smithies. 
Heber had baptised her in infan- 
cy and gave her his blessing. 
They were married late in his Hie. 


i Melrina. 
ii James. 



lii Wilford. 
iv Lorenzo. 
V Abbie. 

The^ «!venteeu were the wives 
by whom he had si.xty-five children.' 
In addition to the above he nominally 
married the following twentv-two 
ivomen but did not live with them as 
wives. They were mostly 
widows, withjut means and 
riage gave them protection and sup- 
port, 'i'heir names were: 

Mary Fielding Smith, widowof El- 
der Hyr-v-m Smith. 
Margaret .Mc.Minn. 
Hannah Moon. 
Dorothy Moon. 
Adelia \Vilco.-v:. 
Huldah ]{arne.s. 
Eliza, Cravuth. 
Mary Ann Shefflin. 
Charlotte Chase. 
Theresa .Morlev. 
Kuth L. Pierce". 
Maria Winchester. 
Laura Pitkin. 
Abigail Vitkin. 
Ruth Wellington. 
Abigail Hncbanan. 
Sophronia Harmon. 
Sarah Stiles. 
Elizabeth Hereford. 
ReWcca Williams. 
Sarah Cu^kwater 
Mary Dull. 
The biographer of Heber C. Kimball 
says that this lara-e family was excep- 
tionally harmonious. xJt only were 
the wives lindly affectionate 'one to 
another, but the children, many of 
them about the same age, 
or never quarrelsome, and v 
united that for-an outsider to 
upon one Kimball boy vias t. 
upon him.self the ill will of the 

The family is now one of the most 
numerous in the state, and that it 
stands among the highest, morally, and 
tellectually. there is abundant evidence 
from all those who corae 
with them. 

vere so 
) draw 


Florence .Ma 
the Chicly.-,, R^ 

FlMrciKi^MabL-l mentioned'on page ii-ji 
of the History. ° 

Kimball is writing for 
)rd. Quer\ : Is slie the 

October, 1S9S 

By the Sweat of His Brow. 


Gnrfielil, Georg-ia. | 
JSepttniber ?ii. Is'JS. 
Editor Kimball Family News. 

Dear Cousin; — .Sorut-hoiv tiie supple- 
ment and prospectus failed to attract 
to mr notice till recently that you 
wanted to know if the patrons of "the 
present year would sustain the effort 
for the coming- one. I propose to do 
so to the same extent as thisyear. 

Am no judge of the puOlisliin^ busi- 
ness and will make no sug-g-estions. 
The History and Paper have secured to 
me information that correspondences I 
a few years ag-o failed to do. and valid \ 
reason therefor, which is g-ratifyina' to j 
me personally, and I wish the paper all 
deserved success. 

Was pleased on reading j-our editor- 
ial comments, views and .sentiments 
that "the Kimball Xtws is really and 
intensely Democratic," also, remarks 
on the stud}' of genealogy and historj- 
amoug mimb.?ri of the same 
families and as well amorg and be- 
tween the different families. Jur.t 
how far back it is proposed to go does 
not quite appear plain. How would 
back to Jacob the jiatriar-h do for a 
start? Then Noah — ;Shem being my 
choice from him. I'oor old slandered 
llam! I would defend him. an<l Japh- 
eth has his friends, and then the way 
is easy on to Adam. This would em 
brace prophecy, geuealngy. History 
and chronology ami tacli coroborBting 
the other we would be assured an ulti- 
matum of (invulnerable) truth, as high 
above that of the Kimball or any other 
family as the Heavens are above the 

Your humble ser'-aiit claims to be a 
literal lineal blood descendant of the 
lost tribes of Israel (the lost tribe of 
Manassah) and is proud of it too. Prob- 1 
ably this may in some measure oocouut I 
for the tendency to stray and migrate 
as the actualities of his life porcrav. i 
Writer has pursued this investigation 
for years past and ■found ii. the mor,t | 
supremely interesting, and instructive j 
investigation of his life. Genealogy I 
and history without the figures (correct 
chronoli'gy (is poor •'stull" indeed. 

Keiuling through the Kimball Fami- 
ly lli^tiiry and paper, it occurs to me | 

vcrsal sentiment, when s"o bluntly ask- I 
ing his American entertainers, ■■how ! 
liiuch can you ^Iraw your check for?" I 

Let the innocent cast the first stone. 
I heard a li\e Yankee say recently, 
•■this (Georg-ia) is a good poor mans 
country." He wa3 right, and any one 
iu that condition, and wishing to re- 
main so, can emigrate hitherward, 
safely without a written guarantee in 

Writer's financial career might with 
.some plausibility be likened to .Job's — 
much diminished in scale of magnitude 
however. He is living on a farm, his 
own. full average in the point of soil 
and fertility, to any here — tryilig to 
obey the injunction, to eat bread hy 
the sweat of his brow — partly by proxy 
however. He 'does live, and the cli- 
mate moistens his brow, and the other 
fellow does the work, and it is hard 
times now. Should you pass this way 
on the Millen and i<outhwestern R. R. 
train, and hear the trainman call out 
••Kymboulde," ■•Kyrabold." Kembold." 
■■Kimball," that is where he lives: you 
are in sight of his front door. There 
is Tio hotel here (like Kattlesden in this 
particular) and here none ia needed. 
All decent people can stay with the 
neighbors and me. and no others are 

The Literary Club meets at my house 
alternately every three weeks — a word 
to the wise is sufficient. 

The woods here are not full of Kim- 
balls, all are in the family fold- which 
are numbered by the next to the small- 
est nu'meral, and our reunions are fre- 
fiuent. ami informal, except on special 
occasions. Christmas and our family 
anniversary- days. The only family 
crest wanted or worn is our own mono- 
grams, mine being ' 

R. n. KlMB.iLI.. 

Quartermaster A. S, Kimball of Xew 
York has been having his hands full 
providing^ for troops passing through 
that city since the close of the war 
1'. 1088.) 

r keep a little lamp alight 
All day, all night. 

The moon can rj^ui-nch it not nor sun. 
It shines before the llcly Gne. 
O my soul's light. 
Uurn bright! 

— Hannah Parker Kimball. 


Kimball Familv Xews. 

Utah Correspondence. 

44 East N. Tomple St. 
Salt Lake City. I'tah. 

Aucfust .31. 1S9S. 
Ed. KiMUAM, Fa.mii.y Xkws: 

While at .San Francisi'O la.'t June I 
had the pleasure of meeting Miss Sarah 
Louise Kimball, who requested me to 
write your paper .some thinars. I remem- 
ber of Heber C. Kimball. I am his eldest 
grandchild, was christened Helen Vi- 
late Kimball, and until married in HG.'). 
was the constant companion of my 

I was taug'ht that we were of Scotch 
extraction on both sides of the house 
Grandma ^lurray Kimball belonged to 
the Camyljell clan, of which the Duke 
of Sutherland is the present head. 
H. C. Kimball had the family records 
for u-enerations. also a coat of arras. 

y\r. CumrainLTs says in starch 189S of 
your paper: "I called on Mr. Fernando 
C. Kimball, who resembled, etc."" H.C. 
KimbalFs father rem"%-ed to New York 
where they lost track of each other. 

A legend: (iraiidfather told me that 
after he became a Mormon he returned 
to Vermont, visiting- all his old haunts. 
lie left Vermont for New York inl.Sil. 
and had always dressed in kilts and 
cap. His father gave him his first hat 
for that journey. Said he. •'in my 
imagin ition no land w;is >o fair and 
no mountains so hijfh and imposing as 
the Green Mountains."" He made this 
tour on his return from one of his mis- 
sions t'l Europe, when my father vva.s 
a small boy. lie als.) said his father 
did not tight in the revolution, but 
that he would go about gettiiig sup 
plies and needful things for the soldiers 
•A most humane act," judging from 
recent events, tie g-ave time and m in- 
ey for the cau^se— in fact he 'h-ove a 
bagffage wagon. 

Kimball Family \k'.v». March. lilH. 
page :!5. The birth of his father. Sol- 
omon F. had not been recorded at Uop 
kinton. :n. 11. Thi.-, Uichar,' hud Ben- 

jamin. It goes on down to James, born 

17.3*1, who married Merihah . aranuf^' 

whose six sons was Solomon F., father 
of Heber C. Kimball. Solomon F.Kira- 
balTs mother was a .MissFarnham from 
Farnham. Vermont on the borders of 
Canada. The town was named in 
honor of her father, and it seems ti. 
me her name was Anna, but I cannot 
say positively, hut that is the place to 
look for the family record. The Farn- 
ham in his name is for his mother. His 
father's given name was not James, 1 
am perfectly sure. A niece of grand- 
father and daugnter of Charles Spauld- 
ing came here. Her name was Anna 
Franham Kimball. We asked if her 
father Charles was named for his 
grandfather. She replied. -'Xo. I be- 
lieve his name was Thomas."" P.ut she 
did not feel sure as her father dieil 
when she was six years i^f aie. but 
Charles and .Solomon are family names 
on that side of the house just as Ro.^well. 
William and Henry are on the Murray 

Have never heard of a New Hamp- 
shire branch of our family. 

From the old liihle of Solomon Faru- 
bam Kimball I ;earned that he came 
from Holland to Canada, then to the 
borders, then to St. Albans, tnen to 
.Sheldon Springs, thence to Ne>\- York 
State, thence Ohio. Missouri, Illinois 
and L'tah. 
! FL C. Kimball's father niarrieil .\nna 
Spauldling; his grandparent raarrie 1 
Miss Farnham; his great grandparcTit 
married >Uss Farnswtirth. wh<_) ua> or at least her parents were burti 
in the north of Ireland. (irandma 
used to tell us we inherited our fair 
complexions from our Iri.ih nncestors 
Levi Kimball of Oakiand. formerly of 
New H impshire. told me that when 
Mormonism was first made public his 
m(;ther told him that Heber C. Kim- 
ball was a relative of their family. 
Levi Kimball and brothers visited 
1 HebvT C. Kimball during the sixties. 

October, 1S'>S 

When in Xew Yi.)rk State I visited Mrs. Sarah M. ICiiiiball of Stoneham. 
all the friends and re atives of my I Mass., has brought suit against the 
grandparents, and they informed rae | the stockholders of tlie fraudulent 

that when Heber C Kimball became 
engaged to Miss .Murray his father Solo- 
mon Farnham called and gave his gen- 
ealogy. Mr. Murray doing the sauie, 
when they discovered that the two fain' 
ilieshad been united by marriage many 
generations before. Grandfather laugh- 
ing, said, "I knew we were kin " 

It has been said here and in Scotland 
that Richard was a member of the same 
clan as the Duke of Argyle. that he 
was a political offender and carae to 
.Vraerica to escape the eonseque 
assuming m Enirland the nam 

When I was quite a child a descend- 
iint of James Kiiiiliall came here and 
claimed to be related. He was hospit- 
ably received, but grandfather said 
there was no James in his immediate 
family, but they might he distantly 
related. Like Miss Sarah Louise Kim- 
ball, he could always trace a strong 
likeness, but I found the 
in portraits in Scot! ind 

H. C. Kimball was handsome, proud, 
independent, courageous, and not at 

Electrolytic Marine Salts Co., for 
$10,000. the amount she had paid for 
stock, including an unpaid note of 
S-.OOO. This company was to extract 
gold from sea water, and its failure 
and fraudulent character have been 
fully exposed by the press. 

The old Kimball Foundry has been 
sold and will hereafter be known as 
the Lawrence Iron Works. The Kim- 
ball brothers fp. 994) were among the 
s. I earliest settlers of Kansas and the 
f foundry they established was one of 
the most notable in the west. One of 
them. Frederick, was a victim of 
Quantrell's raid in August, lSi)3. None 
of the brothers left sons to continue 
the business, and now it in'io 
other hands. 

. agirressive. 

lost of the stock 

he was kinder to others 
Self. He was a mirtyi 
lieved that the providec 
rects overv event, and 

than to him 
tjo, but be 
jj ot Go.l di 
whether Kira 

unpbell he earned 

bTll, Kemble 

the heavenly rest. 

Very sincerely. 

HeLKS V. Kl.MH.VI.t. TlLTO.>C 

Not a MormoQ. I am an Episcopal 

The innate modesty of verj- many 
kenes"s " '^° iiia,de reports to Messrs. -Morrison 
; and Sharpies for the Family History, 
left that work barren of much infor- 
mation that is desirable in such a work. 
For instance, Edward Pickett Kimball 
(p. 874) once served in the legislature 
of Massachu.setts. Nelson Freeman 
Kimball (p. 10.')7. no. 2508) served in 
the Union Army and is now Depart- 
ment Commander, G. A. R.. of Idaho. 
Such facts ought to be on record in the 
Family History. 

Who Volunteer. 

We purpose putting a cover on 

5sue of the News for next year, nei ^ . ,, , 

, , ■ ^ , . Gnnnell, Iowa, having CO 
i-ouldliketo have the front of ttiisl 

over ornamented with a double col- 

iran or a full page portrait of some 

The Willard Kimball who has been 
prominent as the leader of the musical 
features connected with the Omaha ex- 
position, has been for some years di- 
rector of the conservatory of music at 
iced with 

cne not 





If we 


su.-h a cu 



e cost 

will be 





of twelve \\ 

ill be 






that school soon after he returned 
from his studies in Europe. In that 
period of twenty-five years he ha.-. 
placed that institution among the 
highest of its kind in the country. (See 
Fum. Hist. p. U'.'O.) 

Kimball Familv News. 

The carriag-e builders of the United The late telegraph despatches an- 
States met in St. Louib last montU. nmince the death of Alexander Crnin- 
There were two thousand present. The i niel .if Washington. Sixtv-tliree vear.s 
C^irnag'e llnilders' National A.ssociatiou j HiT-o he was one of the vouny neij-rot-s 
is one of the strong-est. as well as one driven from a school in S'eu- Haintishire 
of the oldest organisations of its kind | to which allnsion was made in the first 
in the country. It was org-anized in | js^ue of the News, in refevrino- to 

1872 by a few of the larjrest carriag-e 
builders in the United -States. 

The first "-eeting- was held at the St. 
Nicholas Hotel. New York City, on 
November I'J, 1^7-'. and Charles 1'. Kim- 
ball was elected first president. The 
second meeting was held a 3-ear later 
at the same place. 

The convention in 1;*S4. a most nota- 
ble one. was held at Southern Ho 
St. Louis, when ; 

table and lien. Sherman made them an 

The chairman of the executive com- 
mittee of this As.soeiation is Charles 
Frederick Kimball. (Fam. Hist. p. U)4:i) 
of the C. P. Kimbail Carriag-e \Vorks of 
Chicago He has a reputation for exec- 
utive ability. H :• graduated from i!ow- 
doin Col.!eg-e in the year of 1S74. with 
the degree of A. 1'... "and from the Co- 
lumbia Law >choo] in lS7t;. and the 
next year w ent into bu--,ne-s witii liis 
father. Charles Porter l\::.i ■ i . L ^..■.- p. 
sr-'S.) The latter h:i ~ . . . ' •! a 
Carriage 1-actorv at 1. . inc. 

Ceorge Kimball, (p. ."j-JU. A letter on 
page 44. of .Marcli number, from .lames 
Burns Wallace gives further particu- 
lars. Three years after he was com- 
pelled to flee from Noyes' Academy, 
desiring- to enter the ministry of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, he ap- 
plied in Is.'iS to be adinitied to the 
General Theological Seminarv. This 

tnern Hotel in : ^.tmsed bitter opposition in church eir 
ibers sat atthe .-les. and the atiplication was refused 

The Waslrng-ton dispatches give the 
following- sketch of his life in later 

"Rev. Dr. Crummell. -svho lies dead 
in this city, was one of the best known 
cb-rgymen in the United States. He 
was at one time pastor of St. LuKes 
Episcopal Church, Wa.shin^ton: presi- 
dent of the Colored Ministers' Union, 
and the founder and president of the 
i Negro Academy. In ls4ii Dr. Cruminell 
j went to England, where he entered 
I (-Queen's College. Cambridg-e. from 
j which he graduated in l>i.i:l. Owing- to 
I his ilel'cate health he entered in mis- 
neaily fifty years ago, ., ., .: ::,■ ;, it.-i- ; sionary service, ami for twenty years 
wards moved to Portland, tlicn to iios- , 1,5 ^y^^ ;„ JJi.eria. during which "time 
ton, and then latter to Chk-ago. It | i,e acted as principal of the Alexandria 
was Charles P. who was at one time I s.-ti<jols and president of the Liberia 
demociatic candidate for governor of i ('olU-o-e. In ls7rt he returned to the 
.Maine, and whose father Peter, who 1 j "nit Jd State -, and founded St Lukes 
was a republican, when asked if he j Church. Washington, of which he con- 
would vote for him. replied. "No soon- 1 tinned rector until )s>*.'i. Since his re- 

er thin 1 wouid for anv other rebel. "" 
(pag-t>.-.l.i.) Charles Frederick, w hil- in 

tirement he engaged in literary work. 


and contributed to various relig-ious 

everv wav (tualiiied to succeed in poli- 

journals. His published works are 

■ 1 

tics, is unlike his father in this respect. 

"Future of .Vfrica.'. "The Greatness 

pretering to give his attention to 

..f CLri-fand -Africa ;ni.i America.- 



business and other congenial pursuits. 

In is.,; iu- or-anized in N.-w York the 

Perhaps there i= no business for whicii 

.\iui-i-ic;in NVi:ro Academy, an organ- 

the Kimball family has been .so not- 

ization of authors, artists 'and scholars.' 

ed as that of carriage building. 


The first Richard was a ■ wheel wright 


dud so were hunilredsof his descend- 



ants. There has been no time since 

.July Ni-:w.«. page 1,4. Cyrus Curtis 

, 1: 

his imini;,'-rat;on to liiis countrv in 

VYM tliat numerous ineinLeis of the 

should be Cyrus Carter. At the age of 


family have not been eng-aged in this 

-■ten" should be "two '' Koy Miner 


business It is now one" of the most 

was 'oorn in ls77 not 1-IS7. 


important imlu.stries .if the country. 

and it is some satisfaction to the fauii- 

^ ' 

lytokno.v that one of its meral).-rs 

Mr. E. S. Kimball of Chicago wasone 


does credit to the Associati.m of Cai- 

among others who interested them- 


riay-e lluUders. not oiilv bv his skill. 

selves in the weUare of the returning 


Hi lue art. but bv his .s'choliirship and 

s >lc.lers so as to m.-rit the coram, n.U.- 


ability as a b.tsiuess manager. 

tiou of the daily press. 

October, 1898 


Seme of the Peculiarities of Pronunciation. 

From the Chicago Xeivs. 

Il cannot be toostronufly insisted that 
no cue kuows hoiv to pronounce a 
liritish proper narae unless he has been 
iLCcustomed to hearing- it proper- 
ly pronounced by an Eng-Usliman, 
<jr unless he has looked it up recently 
in a pronouncing' biou-raphical diction- 
ary. .Many of tlie names common to 
Enfjland and the United States serve 
only ti increase the confusion, for the 
Americans, with rare exceptions, per- 
mit the spellinar to g-overn th-^ sound, 
as is only 'oo usual with us; while the 
Uritons seem to reg-ard the letters of 
of which any name is compo.sed a-s 
somethinof to be avoided in so far as 
they have any oithoepical meaniny. 
In other ins' ance.s. the .\mericans ac- 
complish tile same thing by making- 
the spel'injr cm form to the speech — 
Secretary Windom. for e.-^ample. had 
for his own niime WynJham; wtiilc Vice 
President llobart's name is Hubbard 
in the old connt.-y. Tlie publication 
recently of a loutf- table of -peculiarly 
pnmounced proper names'" in -'Who's 
Who. IS'.is." revi.-es interest in this 
study of British eccentricity, though 
th" fist is full of inaccuracies which 
mark too hasty an acquisition of the 
knowledg-e it purports to impart. 
(.Gladstone, it is rather generally known 
has the name pi-ouounced as if the last 
syllable were soelled --s-tun" rather 
than --.stone." and this istruev)f Black- 
stone. Linckstime, and many more with 
the s.nme ending, the two given beinj- 
sp<-lled Bla.xtim and Bu.xton. (iener- 
ally speaking als... names ending in 
-'oke " are to be proni>unced as if spelled 
■■Cook" — Broke and Brooke. Coke and 
■'ook. Roke and Uook. being instances 
of variant means of conveving the sam- 
sounds Po.e. Poor, More. -Moore are 
of the same kind. 

The endings of ■■ys'" and ■■is^^ gener- 
ally have tile simple sound ot --s" or ■•z" 
— as if the vowel were not there at all. 
Charteris. Cliartres and Charters are 
are the same name; so are Knollvs and 
Knowles. Sandys and Sands. Wemys 
Weems. Pepys and Pipps. sometimes 
pt-eps and pens, while --i--," -,i,.iws a 
v;iriati(m between Innesam! Innis. dis- 

the •■e" is silent. ■-Kr'" is almost invar- 
iably to be sounded as if ar. Berkley, 
barkly: Derbv, darbv; Ker, Kerr, uar; 

flervey. harvey. Hertford, harford; 
.lervis, jarvis; Clerke, clarke; Mer- 
chaunt, rnarchant. are a few instanci s 
of \vliat may be laid down as a rule 
with rare evceptions. 

■■Wode" is ■wood" in Chetwoode and 
Wodeh<-«useand-fote' is -foot" in Paunce- 
fote. ■Burgh" is "buro" in Jedburgh, 
f^dinburgh. "i'erburg (yar) and .Scotch 
names generally: but the Scotch 'z' 
presents more difBculties. being 'y" as 
a rule. Dalzel is deeul; .Menzies, meen- 
yes. and there are one or two more 
which bear testimony to the practical 
Identity of the black letter -z"and -y." 

A whole .series of names ending with 
a double letter which are accented on 
the last syllable in America are given 
the first on the stress abroad. Among 
these Tuav he mentioned Harnett. Bur- 
nett. Burdett. Buzzell, Frizell, Mey 
nell (mennelli. Parnell and many more. 
This .-\merican accentuation has 
up within the memory of living men. 
Forty years ago -he English and Amer- 
ican pronunciations were not at vari- 

The British accent these trisyllabic 
names on the middle syllable, .\nchon- 
ry laconry). .-irbuthnot (arbuthnuti. 
.\thenry' iJolitho (bo-ly-tho. with the 
-th" as in then.") Breadalbane ibred- 
a%vlbini, Cadogan (cadugganl. Carmi- 
chael. Camegie. C'lanrickarde. Dura- 
aresq idoomerriki, Ferinanagli iferman- 
na). Montresor (montrezur). Rathdonell 
Tredeg-ar (tredeesrar). while i hese are 
accented on the first, of their three svl- 
ables: .V.-heson.'-ailac (baggalV). 
lieaconsti-l.i ibaccaii/.ticMi. Bellingham 
Ibellininni — a cmnplete e.xception. 
Boisragon i bnrrai,'"on', !!■ dingbroke 
(bolinbrnokt. Challoner. Uevereu.vleith- 
er deveroo or deverooxl. Du P.uisson 
idewbisson). Dynevoi (dinnevori. Fev- 
ersham (favershum), Leveson-* lower 
|."..„n--ore. Main waringi inannering). 
M:i,;.-nai.', MolyncLi.x ini .lin... ,x.. IV n- 
nM.'uu. k. s ;j„m,.,.^.^ isummerv). Thesi- 
g-cr (Lhcs.siier) ani.l Westenra i western- 



syllables ar 

d there 

isnorule wha 

in Wif 

-gavenny (abc 


. Cholmondele 

cate to the unwary the nati 
difficulties attach'ng to a smii 
of the --yueens English. " 

Kimball F;itnilv News. 


fn our liiit mimher reference was made to that --One Horse Shav." u>ed 
l)y »esident Frank Pieree. In 1SS2 Charles Porter Kimball of Xoruav. Maine. 
was not an extensire 'Tarriag-e Builder, but his work had commended itself to 
the then Democratic candidate for President, and he wa.s commissioned t.> 
build him a ■chaise." It was used by Mr, Pierce while occupying- the execu- 
tive chair in \Vabliino:ton during- the four following- years. 

This rhai-c is still preserved in the wareroonis of the C. V. Kimball Car- 
riag:e Company, of Chicago, who kindly loan us the above illustration of the 

Twenty years after this Chaise was made. Char'es Porter Kimball was 
democ-atic candidate for g-overnor of Maine, and of course was defeated. His 
son. Charles Frederick Kimball, is now the head of the Company which was 
established in ChicaL-'O in 1S77. 

F.dward Pii-kett Kimball (p s:+. No, Capt. F. M Kimball of Topeka is an 
Ui-'I) of Waterloo. Iowa, has been vi>it- enthusiastic Ralstonite Ab.-ut his 
ins- his son .\lbert-K;iward ip. 10.->.-, heart it lies next to the G. A. K. and 
Fam Hist. I not Edwin as given on pao-e, the Kimbpll Family, 
l."!'.* of Nkws. uhii is in treasurer's ottice; 

of Ureirou >hurt Lin- U. B. at.^^alt Miss Mary E. Kimball. M. D.. a a-radii- 
Eake City. He writes that he has met -'te 'if 'he \VomanK Medical College. 
a good niany Kimballs there, especial- ''hi.adelphia. has » good practice at 
Iv Solomon F. and .Innathan li.. sons '"fookville. Pa. (Not in Hist. See July Kimball, with whom ^-'^^^s. P- I'C-.l 

greatly p eased 
On page Mi<\. Family llistc 

King KiraViall is ffiven 

child of P.enjamii.. a revolutin 

hero. He was in fact the tenth 


-. Cieorce 
the fifth: 
lutionarv ,|„| 


If-, (rOI-^ri:KKT, 

U he Mimball family DZews 

Topeka, Kansas, November, 1898. 

Vol. 1, No. 11. Teims 50 cents a year. 

Dhe Diimhall family Siews, 


Published IVIonthly. 

83o Xorth Kansas Avenue. 


The Nf 

■ piiblislitr. i;. f.Kliiil 

. Mnss . who liM.s vuiuntetreil to 
?|i;irtnient fur the year. In asRIns Infor- 
1 of lilin return poslagt; should be Included 

Ent^Ted for Transrr 

Miss Kimballs School. 

We have at, hand the elefrant pamph- 
let setting forth the of Miss 
Ellen A. Kimball's Home and Day 
School tor girls at Worcester, Mass. 
It is a delicate specimen of letter press 
and illustriited art work. The School 
itself is one of established reputation 
with aims and purposes of tte highest 

Old Ipswich. 

We are probably indebted to .\ugus- 
tine Caldwell, publisher of --Old Eliot" 
for a copy of •Old Ipswich and School 
Day Memories", tiie same being a se- 
ries of interesting sketches of Old Ips- 
wich town. It is intensely interesting 
and we .shall in future make some 
of it. A good deal of Old Ipswich be- 
lougs to the Kimballs. 


Born Februarys, 1 826, at Hartland Town- 
ship, Nlagra County, New York. 

[I'age 15). Kimball Family News.] 

My father's farm residence was situ- 
ated immediately on that famous thor- 
oughfare known as the Ridge Road. . 
leading from Rochester to Lewiston on 
the Niagara River, a beautiful natural 
ridge supposed to have been once the 
shore of Lake Ontario, ten miles distant 
from our locality, which was forty -eight 
miles from Rochester and twelve miles' 
from Lockport. the county seat. Here 
the subject of this sKetch was born. 

Well do I recollect the fourth of July 
ride when very young, with father and 
my two oldest sisters to the la^e shore: 
also the buggy rides to Rochester ind 
more frequently to Lockport. 

Two four horse stage coaches passed 
each way daily. These and Erie canal, 
three miles distant, constituted the 


Kimball Family News. 

thoroug-hfares for travel. There were 
no railroads then. 

Have often lit-ard r^y mother say she 
saw the carriaire go by our door said to 
contain John ^[orga/l of Masonic fame. 
They had stopped a few miles east for 
breakfast and a relay of horses, and re- 
sumed the journey westward in a close 

In the fall of IS:).') the ''amily emicrrat- 
ed west to Upper .\lton. Madison Coun- 
ty, Illinois, purchased a house and lot 
in town and a farm in the country, 
livin?' most of the time in town, and 
during' which time tmother widely 
known trag'edy occurred at Alton. (The 
two towns were two miles apart then.t , 
Viz: the shooting- of Loveioy at the I 
hands of a mob. after having- himself 
first fired on thnm. killing' an innocent \ 
man, a looker on. who had just arrived | 
in the place that evening-. The last ; 
few years of our family home life wys 
at the farm, and I look back with pleas- 
ure to tho-se happy days when I first 
worked on the farm, and I might add 
for the last time on a farm. 

The death of my mother. August 13. 
1843. and the marriage of the oldest 
daughter later, broke up the family. 
The following May. the writer then 
about, eighteen years old. returned to 
western New York and supported him- 
self, attending- school during the win- 
ters. Then came the opportunity to 
gratify the wish of years to travel in 
the south, in which he engajjeu for 
about five years in a business way, 
and liked it. Southern skies had proved 
congenial. The idols of bis more youth- 
ful years had not been broken. 

In IS.'ii! he married Miss Mary Wood- 
bery. daughter of General "William 
Woodbery and Miss Sarah (.Johnston) 
Woodbery of Hritton's Xeck. Marion 
Tounty. South Carolina, settled in 
South Carolina and eng-aged in busi- 
ness, farming, lumbering and raerchan. 
lUsing and became wholly identified 
with the south, and rcmn Ins so. 

When the Civil War of the States 
came on he entered the Confederal- 
States .\rray, (volunteer service) as a 
private in Company E. '-Mingo Rifles. ' 
10th .South Carolina Regiment of Infant- 
try on .Tuly V.), ISiil, and was at onee 
placed on the non commissioned start' 
as commissary sergeant, and issued 
the first, and as it turned out the last 
ration the regiment ever drew, after 
being paroled with the command at 
(Jreen.sboro. North Carolina, May 1, 
180.1. Ere a twelve month had waned 
in service, offers of a commission, and 
promotions were plentiful, all of wnicli 
were declined ix rea.sons peculiar to 
myself. Later was elected ind Lieu- 
tenant, Company I), by unanimous vote 
of the Company, ivithout knowing any- 
thing of it until after the fact, and was 
promoted to Lieutenant under like 
circumstances. Here were forty-five 
months and ten days service in war. 
Much of the time he was on detached 
service on various staffs, from Colonel's 
to Major General's staff, and be it spok- 
en for the credit of the name in general, 
was invariably complimented for effic- 
iencj- and ability in each, and has prorf 
in writing of the fact in one important 
case from the General commanding the 

Was not aware of meeting any Kim- 
ball during the war. I see by the Fam- 
ily History that I len. Nathan Kimball 
■■was in command of a Brigade in How- 
atd's Corps and engag^cd at the battle 
of New Hope Church. (Jeorgia. I rec- 
ollect it .veil. Howard's Coips was cut 
to pieces late one evening near there. 
So it was said in our lines, and north- 
ern papers later confirmed it. Writer 
looked over the bivouac of the dead the 
next morning. Two countenances at- 
tracted my a:tention. The are indelli- 
bly fixed in memory. Why C'.') I can- 
not account for it, can any one? lictii 
were young men and dissimilar. Ian 
.sure I could never have them in 
life. Was at Franklin Tike, near Nash- 

Xovembor, 1.S9S 

villo, Tennessee, too. Part of our com- ] 
inaiifi vras sent arounJ there as reic- j 
(orceuient in .some unimportant action i 
ami met the colored troops lin front of i 
the fire of the n-hitesi wbo would yell 1 
>.i us. "surrender, white man. surren- I 
iler, and^oto the rear." Was at all I 
tiiose actions he mentions while in the ! 
array of the Cumberland, inelndiog- At- 
lanta, (Jeorg-ia. then to Nashville. Ten. 
nesst'e. and into North Carolina, wiiere i 
we were once more under oarold com- ! 
mander. (ieneral Johnston. much to our : 
joy. but soon to be paroled, as already 
stated, at Oreenshoro. N. C. Was pres- | 
cnt on duty in' every general en- I 
trageraent of our reg-iment. except 
the battle of Chirkamiog-a. sii-kness i 
prevented. Spent a total of eiffht days j 
only in a hospital, at Rome. Georg- j 
ia. during which Straits Kaid. consist 
ina- of l.SOO mounted infantry, were | 
here captured on Sunday by (.lenerF.ll 
[■"orest with TOO cavalry force. Writer! 
sat in the upper hotel piazza and heard i 
hira tell of the achievements late in the- } 
evening-. Here on this occasion was i 
enacted enoug-h of «ar. farce, comedy, j 
and trag-edy (for a small affairi to fill a I 
■rood sized book, some of it visible from i 
our otticer's hospital two of wh im par- j 
ticipated in the tragedy. [ 

.Away before the war we were present j 
in that Nashville. Tennessee. Lonven-: 
tion. when it broke up -o suddenly. ] 
known as the Cotton States Convention. I 
Wa-ionmywar home to Illinois, and i 
having- to transact seme bank business j 
necessarily missed the morning- stag-e ; 
and had a day to lay over and went in- j 
to the g-allery amonj^ the spectators I 
and saw the finish to a sine die. j 

Hon. A. J. Donaldson, delegate from ' 
'lennessee arose and asked the privilege 
<if the floor, was asked his object and ev- : 
idently divining a failure. He arose to , 
state his object and condensing his 
speech into his reasons as follows, j 
raid: '•! wish the floor for the purpose 1 
of denouncing the action of this con- i 

vention as trea.souable and unhallowed 
iii the sight of Heaven, and unworthy 
the action of this convent ion. '" Ana- 
themas were hurled at him, commo- 
tion ensued; the galleries cat-called, 
whistled and shouted. A motion to ad- 
journ sine die was moved and carried, 
and the Cotton Slat?s Convention wis 
over, but not done with by many. Wit- 
ness the wareventually as an out-come. 
Our regiment (10th S.C.) served mostly 
in the western army under Ueauregard, 
Bragg, Johnston and Hood. 

If the war had ruined me financially, 
it had furnished one element of suc- 
cess, friends, who when they prospered 
again, remembered me in my day of 
adversity. 1 had endured the test how- 
ever, a severe one, voluntarily, selling 
all I possessed and applying proceeds 
to pay debts, and with my little family 
went out desolate of a hearthstime. 
The barest necessities for living being 
retained, character for business qu-ali- 
fications was about all the stock in 
trade left us. We were then poor in- 
deed. Friends and business came, debts 
were finally all settled satisfactorily, 
and wich a clear oouscieuce business 
prospered as never before. Albeit the 
recoustriiotion days weighed upon us 
like and incubus. They had to be en- 
duied. and were, and afterwards poli- 
tics. . Then in l-^:?;' was elected to the 
Legislature of South Carolina. Here 
will insert a clipping from the County 
Record, a paper published at the coun- 
ty seat, and edited by that veteran and 
able journalist: then so well and favor- 
ably known throughout the State: 

■■We received a few days ago a pri- 
vate letter from a former citizen of this 
county whom the people honored with 
a seat in the Legislature, and who was 
in every way worthy of tlieir trust and 
confidence. The tragic death of his 


Kimball Family X< 

noble son. aud the death of his widow | to the averag-e in point of fertility to 
?horth' after will rea.lily reour to our | any in the county. Our chief concern 
readers. We take the lil.rrtv of pub- in this naatter has been to leave a coui- 
fortahlo home, for these our orphaned 
grandchildren, and have a competencv 
for au ordinary livinp .should no un- 
toward event intervene. Have been 
vouchsafed three score years and ten 
of life plus two, of ivbich the 
foreg-oing- is the merest sketch of the 
actualities and realities of it. We 

lishing the foKouiii^-e.xlr^ict from the 
letter which will show the citizens of 
the county in what hig-h esteem tliey 
are held and remembered by him. 

•'We are all in good health and 
pleased with our new home in Geor-ria. 
and have rcet with no disappointments 
Our regrets and o 

in the mov 

rows, however, will be life lone, even 
in our exile, from the surrounding-s of 
the harrowinj^- scenes of the past years 
from which we have now fled. Your 
good paper comes to iis resrularly. a 
me.ssenger from the midst of the friends 
and relat; ju~ of rur ..Id h-'iiie near the 
vicinity «:.<:■ ;mi- '.H'l '_'n,- -.oenes of 

trialsaTi^l , - . .:■: 'riuraphs 

andhon^.r- •! ; '.'■-_;.- ■.■.••--'^ bitter- 
est bereavement. But Ihrimgh all of 
which th:; tear of sympathy' and the 
hrind of friend-ihip were ever ten- 
dered and e-xiended in our behalf: 
where our loved ones are born and some 
of th-?m .^epulchered. V,'e are bound 
to the people of Wiliiamsburg' County, 
and our relative;., friends and neigh- 
b(jrs. by ties that only death will sever 
and we can iiever cease to remember 
them, and fee] a deep interest in all 
that concerns their welfare." 

The blow was crushirg. Our fears 
wei-e that it might prove mortal in the 
mother's case, whose health had been 
cause for much anxiety for some years 
past, and a complete change of loca- 
tion and S'-enery was thoug-ht desirable 
The five orphan, d children were with 
us. a heritage of love and alfection, 
and our life work henceforth bound up 
in. and to be devoted to their interests 
and welfare. Hence the move to '.Geor- 
gia was decided on that we mig^ht all 
be near our oldest, and now only son. 
We engaged with him in his business 
until last .lanaary we moveil ti> the 
to the farm on which we now reside 
and wnich 

live in peace and unity with our 
neighbors, and adding to the list of 
our friends as time passes. We moved 
to our place here in .(anuary last. 
Since then the name of the station has 
been, by the railroad authorities. 
. changed to that name that honors our 
illustrious farailv. 

Thelana records will show my name 
in every county where I have resided 
since attaining mj- majoritv. and tlie 
courts no litigation on my part in which 
I am a party in interest. 

Resting content with the patriarchal 
pride of the families here in Georgia. ( .so 
far as known to me). I have no apolo- 
gies to olfer for my general course in 
life, either morally, in war, or politics, 
to any man. or set ot men. Bending 
the knee, o.ily to the God who made 
me. hoping for salvation through .Tesus 
Jhrist our Lord and Savior. 

R. U. KLMi:.A.Lt.. 
October 10. ISliS. Garfield, l.ieorgia. 

Emanuel Co. 

Ellas S. Kimball, cliaplain of the 
2nd regiment Volunteer Engineers at 
Montauk I'oint. L. I., sends to the Now 
York Voice a very strong letter against 
the canteen .system in conne:ti(5n w ith 
the L'nited States Array, and protest-. 
against its continuance iu any form. 

purchased soon 
oming to tlie state in IS-^ii. 

Here we are livinsr in rural .siinplici- ' 
y on ihe line of the .Mill,-n and South- j ,,uu'k.' 
icstcrn r.ailroa>l, in quiet, on an ample .[,')^"j-' 
rai.'t of land finely hicated and erjual'Twrii 

KniB.\l.I/:r BC- 

sJtS.S TR.\IM.\(; .-ii HOOL. 

S STKKKT. (Hll^r.O. 


November, 1S')8 



[T-'urnished l>y rernie^t by his (iaii-rh- 
ttr. Lyrlia Kinster. to the St. Clair 
(;i>unty rioneer >f>ciety. of which he 
■.v;is a meraber. d'a-'-f --I'.i, viii Chester 

Chv'ster XimbaU, uamerl after his 
jTrandfather (thi.-. is an error, his grand- 
father's naine beinjr Asa Kimball) was 
the vouDg-est of eiyht children, three 
g-irls and five >)oys. and was born at 
New Uerlin. Chenan!,-o Co.. »w York 
on the tetith day of July, eighteen hun- 
dred and eio^ht (.July 10. ISOS) making; 
nun at the time of his death eig-hly 
rears and a kittle over eig-lit months. 
His ancestors were a seafaring' race on 
his fathers -side they being descend- 
ants of Kichard and Henry Kimball- 
will), in sixteen hundred, emigrated 
from Ipswich. Enfrland. and settled in 
Ipswich, Mass. His grandfather Kim- 
ball served as an officer all through 
the Revolutionary war. receiving' a 
wound in the hand. His mother. Lucy 
^;atterlee. was a I'.irect descendant of 
the wealthy Clieesboros of Eosi.m, 
ancestor, ^■.ir James Cheesboro. came 
from England m his own vessel, bring-- 
ing his family and household goods 
with him and settled in lli^iston. Her 
mother. .Missiasshe '.vastwice married, 
Mrs. Dennison the second time) Lydia 
.\very. inherited several slaves. His 
.:.'randftither Saterlee was with tieu- 
Washington at Va'ley Forge in .seven- 
teen hundred and seventy-seven (1777' 
and with two soldier comrades received 
a brief furlough to visit their families. 
They cut across the country to the ad- 
joining towns of Xew Loudon and Uro- 
toQ I in Connecticut!. While on their 
way home they .stopped at a house to 
get a drink of water, but did not enter: 
the man who brought it ont to them 
said a man was just dying with the 
smallpox in the house, and they noticed 
the stench of his clothes, but fofi.'-ot it 
entirely in their anticipations of home. 
.VII three died in a few days after reach- 
ing th.-ir h.nne.s. My fatheis mother. 

then but .seven years old. distinctly re- 
membered her father kissing them all 
and telling her mother how si;k he 
was. and her mother and their favorite 
slave, old Guffey. putting him to bed 
and doctoring him. That was all she 
saw lUhev father. The a..,t,,r pro- 
nonncingit smallpo.x. the children were 
all sent away as soon as morriino- oanie. 
liis brother, Uurdon was born in 
eighteen hundred (ISOO) and was named 
after an uncle. Capt. Gurdon Kimball, 
who commanded a ship and was 
drowned while returning to his own 
vessel at night, after visiting a >>roth- 
er olfieer. This happened in a foreign 
port- (Aunt Betsey thought Liverpool. 1 
(See Xo. 441!. tiurdon Kimball.) Our 
uncle Gurdon was commander of a ship 
which plitd for many years between 
New. York. Xew Orleans, and Liver- 
pool: while sailing before this, as tir-t 
ir.)te.,n ....iie vessel in S.nith .\iuericun 
waters, he had a thrillin"- experience 

on a piratical vessel 
INoTk:— Miss Mar 
i.ull. a niece ..f (;;;yt 
above mentii.ned. 


p. Ft 

whose otficers were ill with the vellow 
fever: that he went to the vessel, but 
found that, instead of this, the crew 
had mutinied and the officers were in 
their power; that he took :he vessel in- 
to port and gave up the crew as muti- 
neers, they were tried an.l found guilty 
and were fastened together with chains 
and left out in the sun to die, accord- 
ing- to the laws of the country.] 

Father's brother Creorge. born in 
eighteen hundred and three, was si.x 
and one half feet tall in his stocking 
feet. Their father (No. 4+.". Chester 
Kimball) was si.x feet four inches. 
George wandered all over the w -st. A 
squaw once shrt Lis comrade dead be- 
side bi?E (through the breast), and the 
arrow was six inches out between his 
shoulders. He had many adventures, 
the Indians once setting fire to the 

traced and reclaimed their stol.-ii h..rses 
but the Arkansj..-^ Kiver saveil them. 



Kimball Family Ne\ 

(luce his m.nhcr sent his brother 
Cliarlts to New Orleans to g-et soine 
tiilings, and Ciiarles starved all winter. 
They were both at a tire Tihere some 
ilruL,' store hurneJ. and a man took up 
a keg-, he supposed was spirits: it was 
sulphuric aeid, or ether, and the 
man burst open. dead, after taViinjr 
;t drinli. The brothers both witnessed 
this, but did not find each other till 
at hocui at .\urora. Xcw Vork. Oeorg-e 
was with Davy Crockett's band in 
eig-liteen hundred and thirty-si.x (ISSii). 
They were under Col. Travi-s' command 
at Sau .\ntoiiio De Bexar las they then 
called it), and with one hundred aad 
eifrhty-four others were ma.ssacred by 
the Me.vicans under Santa Ana. This 
is now called the massacre of the 
Alamo. His name is on the column 
erected to their memory. A short time 
iiefore this he married a Spanish widow 
of cjnsiderable property, and she had 
twin Kimball buys after his death, hut 
his brother could never verify this or 
find the l.-)dy. The last intelligence 
liis mother l>ad was a few liurr'ed lines 
when they were expecting au attack, 
that all they had been living on 
raw beefsteak. 

Charles ;.nd Che^tf-r c;irae to Michi- 
ffan in eighteen hundred and thirty 
ll~^n). intending to go on to Green Bay, 
but were frozen in from November till 
.\pril. ^o stayed here. My aunt Har- 
riet Comstock says father trapped sev- 
eral hundred mu>k rats for their skins, 
in the marsh just above mj- mother's 
home, which wa.-. two miles above Ma- 
rine Citv. the first winter tiiey were 

torial business. Gen. Cass dressed on occasions in Indian chief costume 
and had with him. as interpreter. o'hI 
James Conner, and generally about ten 
Frenchmen to paddle their birch canoe, 
.lames Conner spoke fluently sevi-n 

Cliesler Kimball was the father nf 
five daughters, of whom the third and 
fifth survive him. In his younger days 
he was a noted athlete, the Indians 
coming from far and near to try their 
skill, but he was never thrown. His 
daughter still possesses the old turn- 
keys witli which he used to pull teeth 
for numerous friends and Indians alike, 
but never asked or received a fee. 
There vvere then no dentists there for 
miles arouud in this part of St. Clair 
Co. I have seen the suffering re I men 
and their sijuaws with large tears roll- 
ing down their dusky cheeks, and none 
of their vaunted stoicism visible, and 
good natured father would leave any 
occupation he was engaged in to at- 
tend them. He held many public oflices 
always performing his duties conscien- 
tiously aoid holdiug the respect and 

nted \\ 

it a hi 

ra. He married Miss 




of An- 


n ok. 

of whom 

the St. 

o. Ills 

or.v g 

vt-s a shot 


j-e two 


•ed and seventvnine 

Mr, V 


ouk was a 

man ot 


ind \ 

vealth. wi 

li whom 

^s j confidence of all who knew him. The 
first meeting of Ira Township on >Iaroh 
eleventh, eighteen liundreil anrl thiny 
.seven (Mirch II. I.S.TT) convened at liis 
house. In eight r-en hundred ami furty 
(me or two. northwest of hi.s farm in 
Ira, between there and Swan Creek-, an 
Indian concealed in the tail prairie 
grass shot and instantly killed a white 
man named I'elete. Tlie Indian hatl 
mistaken him for some white who 
had injured liim. Chester Kimball 
caught and guarded the mvirderer and 
delivered him up to justice. My sioier 
remembers father lying with hi-, arm 
b( Hind to the Indian's arm before the 
fireplace in the main room at night. 
His first writing lessons (in New .feru-.- 
aleui. N, V.) were copied on strips of 
liirclu-n bark Ih:il the n.ipiis w.MV .^i-ut 
..lit duilv t.i collect, V^hen CharU-.- 

November, 1898 

and himself first lived in Ira. if any 
members of their family were sicH they 
hud to follow the prairie out to Point 
I)u Chien (that was due south) then 
skirt the river as far up as St. Clair, to 
reach a physician, about twenty three 
miles away. Father whs of an unusual 
peaceable, amiable ■disposition, and 
would quieth' submit to many en- 
croachments on his rights, in his ab- 
horence of family jars. lie died at his 
home, the Kimball House. Alfronac. on 
the seventeenth of March, eighteen 
hundred and ninety seven. (March 17. 
IsiiTl, and his funeral services were 
conducted by the Kev. E.H. Earl, of the 
Episcopal Church of which he had 
been a devoted and consistent member 
for twenty -five years, and was buried 
by the side of his wife in the Alg-onac 
Cemetery. He leaves one surviving- 
sister. Mrs. Betsey Jackson, of Algonac. 
whose ag-e is ninety-two and who also 
furnished a part of the'-e recollections. 

I am not quite sure grandfather's 
name was Chester, and aunt Betsey 
could not recall what kind of an officer 
great grandfather was. but thought it 
was captain or major. In Nathaniel 
Hawthorne's preface to the '-Scarlet 
Letter'' he speaks of the Kimballs. old 
sea captains, and that's what made 
grandmother keep moving grandfather 
away from the sea coast, for fear he 
would sail again. He. a^ well as fath- 
er, always had their own blacksmith 
shop to mend their tools, and how 
many times he has told us of support- 
ing his mother- father and aunt Betty, 
for three years, by just chopping wood: 
and one w inter they were so poor he 
was barefooted aU winter, and when 
he went into town to buy things he 
wore his mother'^- shoes. 

1 alx) subjoin true snake story, 
corroborated by aunt Betsey and fath- 
er. While at New .Terusalem. 
\. Y.. sh.ji-tly after Aunt Bettie's mar- 
riage, she was home to ainnerand was 
taking Charles and Cliester home to 
■supper with her. They made a ~hort 

y feet in height, at the foot of which tli 
.y boys had noticed snake skins whe 

I playing there in the -summer. Up on 
the oak was a big rotten knot hole 
by a limb. On that limb they saw a 
large hlacksnake sunning itself, fully 
si.Nty feet from the ground. The tree 
was sound ind three feet through be- 
low. Charles went home and brought 
their guns and they killed the motlier. 
\vh:> was eight feet long, and the two 
young ones were six feet lono- Tl,ev 
supposetl a hawk took the^old one 

(The forgoing memoir appears among 
the records of the Michigan State His- 
torical Society, it not having been 
turned over to the St. Clair Pioneers' 

Mrs. Lydia .Avery (Kimball) Finster. 
of Port Huron nnd Algonac. Michin-an 
the writer of the foregoing sketch.'is a 
daughter of Chester and Xancy (West- 
hrook) Kimbali. and granddaugther of 
Chester and Lucy (Saterlee) Kimball- 
great-granddaughter of Asa and Esther 
Meech (.Meech) Kimball, of Preston. 
Conn.: great-great-granddaughter of 
Jacob and ^laryl Parke)Kimball of Pres- 
ton. Conn.: great-great-great-grand- 
daughter of John and Sarah (lioodhuel 

I Kimball of Waterton. Mass., and Ston- 
ington and Preston. Conn.: great-great- 
g.-oat-a-reat-granddaughterof John and 
Mary (Brarlstreet) Kimball, and great- 
great -great-great-great-granddaughter 

I of Richard and Ursula (Scott) Kimball, 
the emigrants. 

(The Nkws is indebted to :\Ii 
Louise Kimball for the above. 








- — .-.MBALI.. 

I He was a member of the 1st Illinois 
r.-giment when the late war broke out 
and went with it to Cuba. At Santiago 
he was taken sick but was able to 
start home with his regiment. On tlie 
boat he surt'ered a relapse and at the 
hmding he w-as given in charge of his 
father Eugene S. Kimball, and when 
his regiment reached Chicago insisted 
upon marching with it. This was 
I doubtless an act. as from that 
I time he failed steadilv until the even- 
ing of Oct. 17. Is;-(s, when he expire^i 
in the arms of 'rjs fat! er at the familv 
I hora'^. 4701) Woodlawn .\ venue. He was 
1 only nineteen years old. had been a 
j gallant soldier, was a y>ung man of 
promise, the pride and 'hope of a de- 
I voted father. 

Kimball Family News. 



Richard Shepard'" (Carl Willis' Fred- 
erick M.* Frederick ^V." John'' John' 
Benjamin' Richard-"' Henjamin- Rich- 
ard') was born in Willsboro. N.Y., Dec. 
10, iSHT. Tlie portraits ot his immed- 
iate ancestors arc to be found in the 
Kimball Hist jry j^roap of fi^-^; genera- 
tions opposite paffe l.ifi. Young Rich- 
ard has yet to make liis ■. See al- 
so pages 31 and 74, Ivimball Nkws. 

Hilton Hall. 

Mrs Helen V.K. Tilton of Salt Lake. 
sends Uj a copy of her work, with the 
nbo.'c- title which she assures us is a 
true story, the names only beini,' di.s- 
li-iiisi-d We may ag-ain refer to it in a 
future number. There is material 
enoviifh in it for a sensational romance. 
In the October Xe'.vs we gave place 
to a letter from her, in^whichshe seems 
to cling to the old theory in regard to 
the Kimball descent from the Cirapbell 
clan. Mr. Ciimmings ami Mr. Sharpies 
would seem to have cleared up this 
matter pret'v well. 


At Morenci. .Mich, on Thursday, Oct. 
ii). Isys. at the home of thebride"s par- 
ents Mr. and Mi s Charles Crosby Wake- 
field, :Miss Abigail G. Wdl^efield and 
William M.Hamilton of Oalesburg, 111. 

Tlie wedding was a local event of 
much interest. The bride is a young 
lady of culture and taste. The young 
people became attached while attend- 
ing college at .Adrian. [See Fam. Hist. 
p. llHJti.] 

Daniel Starkweather Kimball, M. D 

Daniel Starkweather KimbalF (Xo. 
Hs Elisha«'John' John' John-" John- 
Richard')of Sackett"s Elarbor .X. Y.,was 
born in Charleston. Montgomerj' Cj., 
X. Y.. .Januarv 7. ISO';. His ancestors. 
Henry and Richard Kimball, came 
from Ipswich. England, in the ship 
Elizabeth in M?.4, and settled in Ip.- 
wich, Mass. He is the youngest of five 
children born to Elisha and Mary God- 
frey Kimball. Uis father. Elisha, orig- 
inally belonged to Stcnginton. Conn., 
anil was drafted, furnished a substi- 
tute, and then served as a minu'e man 
iu the Revolution. In the eighteentli 
century. John Kimball, grandfather of 
this sketch, married into the Palmer 
family of Preston Cit.v, near Stoning- 
ton. i;oth families always occupied a 
high position, and in earlier days some 
of its members werecalied to represen- 
tative pasts. <_>!) his mother's side he 
is also a de.scendant of .lohn Whipple, 
an early elder and representative of 
Ipswich. Mass.. and Deacon Joseph 
Goodhue, and. more recently, of the 
remarkable .lemimn Wilkin.son. found- 
er of the Wiikiiis.m sect. U ictor Kim- 
ball was educated mainlv in Auburn. 
Cayuga Co., X'. Y. in the Theological 

[The fores-oing was copied by Lydia 
.\verv I Kimballi Finster from a hook of 
Homeopathic Doctors, and the addition 
of Dr. K:iml)aU"s paternal ancestry 
backtOKicli:ird Kemball. theemigran' 
has been taken from page :7ii'i. Kimball 

November, IS'^S 


Notes SuDplementary to the Data cf ttie 
••Kimball Family History." 

ii:dii.-.l by Prof. Sh.irples] 

I'agfe 13'.(— Noali Ivimball' (.(oseph' Jos- 
eph* Joseph' John* RicharaM b. 

d. July 21. 18-11. Xoah went with 
his brothers to uorthweatern Mas- 
sachusetts. Noah and Isaac seem 
to havt g-one to Pownal, Vermont, 
in the la ;ter part of the last cen- 
tury. Xoah changed the spelling- 
of his name to Kimbell. or what is 
more likely the town clerk did it 
for him. The name appears with 
both spelling's on the town books 
in Fowiial. hlis descendants have 
■used the spelling' Kimbell. There 
is no record of his ohililren on the 
town books. Hf is said to have 
served in the American Army at 
battle of Benninyton. 


i Martin." 
ii Abel." 

Martin KimbalU (Noah^ Joseph'^ 
Joseph' Joseph^ John* Richard') b. 

: d. m. Luceny. Resided iu 

Pownal, Vermont. 

i N.vah". b. Oct. 10, 1825: d. July V:.- 

ii Mariam'', b. Mar. 31, 1S~7. Died 

iii Amy (I.'', b. August 9. ISJ-^. 
iv Mariam" b. Oct. '^i, l-<3(); m. May 

■JS, 1,S49. James B. Jepsun. 
V Almira'' b. Oct. 13. 1S3-2. 
vi Azuba*, b. Oct. 183.^. 
vii Isabella*, b. Oct. 23. lS3ti. 
viii Rebecca Angelett^ b. Feb. 8, 183S. 
i.-s Lucinda^ b. July 31. 1S40. 
I'age 13!i — Isaac Kimball'' (Joseph^ Jos- 
eph' Joseph" John^ Richard') b Sclt- 
uate, R. 1.; m. Freelove Salisbury. 
He went to Pownal. Vermont, pre- 
ous to ISOO. 

i Jn!,eph'. b. June 14, IT'.lS. 
ii Abner", b. April 7, l?ii2:d. Nov. l.',. 



iv Mary', b. Nov. 15, 1806; d. June 21, 

V I.-,aac' b. Oct. 27, I8i)8. 
vi Satlj-", b. Sept. 13, ISOl. 

vii Fanny", b. Dec. 27, 1813. 

Joseph KimbalF (Isaa:^ Joseph* 
Joseph' Joseph^ John' Richard') b. 
June 14. 17'.tS; m. Sally Barber. Re- 
sided in Pownal, Vermont. 


i Benjamin', b. June 14, 1821. 

ii SibbiP, b July 5, 1824. 
iii Daniel* b. Nov 28, 1826. 
iv David-. Ij. Nov. 10, 1828: m. Dec. 28, 
1854, Ann Adelaide Jepson. 

V Joseph'*, b. Oct. 10, 1331. 

Benjamin Kimball*! Joseph" Isaac* 
Joseph-' Joseph' Joseph' John* Rich- 
ard') b. Pownal. Vermont, June 14, 
1821; m. Henette Myers. Resided 
Pownal, Vermont. 


i F.llen Augusta^ b. May 5, 1844. 
ii Noah'', b. June IS, 1S48. 

Abel Kimbell' (Noah' Joseph^ Jos- 
eph' Joseph^'John^ Richard' lb. Pow- 
nal, Vt.. nyi; d. Saratoga, New 
York. June 14, 1-^33: married June 
1, 1811, Maria Powell, b. Oct. 2. 1702: 
d. July 22. 1S30. Daughter of Frost 
Powell. He served in the war of 


i Martin Nelson^ b. Jan. 4, 1812: d. 

FeD. 13, 18'J5. 
ii Catherine* b. Mar. 23, 1813; m. Eaos 

iii Lavinia'. b. Mar. 19, 1815: d. Feb. 2. 
I8'.i3, Franklin. New York; m. Dav- 
id Bill. 

iv Anua^ b. July 29. Isis; d. Jan. 23. 
l,->98. Star',<:. .Minn.:m. [jorenzo .^lo- 
cum. She had a son Martin Slocum 
who was killed in tlie war of the 
V Luciuda'". b. Dec. 23. 182U: d Chica- 
go, .\ug. 8. l-^Ori; m. William Buf- 
Knyton. Her son William was killed 
at the battle of Lookout Mountain, 
and her s,.)n David died in the hos- 


Kimball Family News. 

vi Alexander', b. Feb. 13. l'J23; d. Feb. 

vii Powell Noah', b June H, ISU. M:t- 
quokita, Iowa: d. Dee. 31. IJ^M: m. 
JaD. 28, 1S47, Harriet Applebee; m. 
2nd Sarah Elner Lawrence. 
Tiii Mariah P.* b. Aug. 3. IsiO: d. -Jen- 
eau. Co., >Vi.' May -'. )S!^f; 
m. John Riley. Her son John lliiey 
served in the war of ISfil. 

IX Salisbury Al>el", b Jure l.i. is-.'s; d. 
Sabnla, Iowa. -May IT. !^87-. m Lu- 
cella M. Peck. He served in the 
war of ISfU. 

Martin Nelson Kimbell' (Abel; 
Noah* Joseph* Joaej-ih^Jo-seph^ John 
Richard') b. Jan J4. iSVi: d. Chica- 
go. Feb. 13, 1S!1.5: m. Aug. 31, 1837. 
Sarah Ann Smalley. dau<fhter of 
Nehemiah and Sally iCatalin) Smal- 
ley. b. April 8. 1816: d, Nov. -'4, 
1806. For his history see Kimball 
Family Nkws for May. 1S3S. 


i Charles liilP. b. Dec. 6, 1538: m Oct. 
10, 1863, Almira H. Bartholomew. 
He served in the war of 1801. He 
resides in Hinsdale, Iowa. 

li Julius Wadsworth". b. Feb. 6. 1840; 
d. July 16, 18'j7: m. March 14, 1889. 
Elizabeth A. Cummings. 

iii Sjencer tnial'ey'. b. Oct. 8, 1842: 
m. Sept. :, 186.:, Bell F. .Millard. 

iv Ann Maria*, b. Feb. 19. 1844: d. May 3. 
1886: m June 13. 1866.JacobSlryker. 
Sons M;;rk KimbeU Stryker and 
Ralph Spencer stryker enh.sted in 
the navy ia .August, 1897. and are 
on the Baltimore, and were at Ma- 
nila iu the fisht of May 1. I'^'.'S. 
V Sarah Aut.-eline9, b, ,!une 6. 1846: 
m. .-^pril If). 18,"i.i, Edmund C. Smal- 

vi Frank Ali.'nzo'. U. April 25, 184k: m. 
June 18, 1869. Marion D.Woodward. 
He has terved in the U. S. .\rmy. 

vii Mirtin Nelson', b. Nov. s, 1S.S4: m. 

Sept. 8. H74. Annie CraigmiUs. 

viii Edward Chester', b. Sept. 27. 18J8: 

m. Oct. 22, 1881, Harriet E. Cook. 


lienjamin Kimball came to Mon- 
mouth. Maine, in 1790. \^e havi- 
no record of the name of his timt 
wife. By her he had a son Wil- 
liam Kimball who married Eunice. 
His second wife was Elizabeth 
iHidden of Epping, N. H. 
i Thomas' b. 1768. 
ii Poll}" b. 17-4: d. Aug. 14. 184.r m. 

John .ludkins. 
iii Betsey-, b. June 1. 1778: d .Sept. 21, 
lS.=.6:m Oct. 17^9. Phineas Hlake, Jr. 
iv Nancy Ann2. b. July 1.".. 1781: d. Jan. 

29, 1S41: m. Pascal P. Blake. 
r Benjamin-, b. May, 1783; d. Mar. 21. 

Thomas Kimbali- (Benjamin') b. 
1768: m. Nancy Norris. b. Epping. 
N. H.. 1769: d. Monmouth. Maine. 
Dec. 9, 1833: m. 2nd, 1839. Nancy 
(Hlake) Pres cott. He resided in 
Monmouth. Me. She was the daugh- 
ter of .\hasel Blake and widcw of 
Joseph Prescott. 

i James', b. Jan., 1793: d. Jnly 21. 

ii Henry J.'', b July 1803: d. July 22. 


iii Betsey^, b. Feb., 179<: d. June ■*. 

1872: m. John Blue. d. Sept. 10. 1*49 

iv Nancy N,", b. 1811: d. Dec. 13. 183:. 

Benjamin Kimball- (Benjamin'' 

b. May. 1781: d. Mar. 21. l?.",.".: m. 

Sally Prescott. b. 178.i; d. Dec. 13. 

1S27: m. 2nd. Lydia Moody, h. Jan. 

1796; d. .Nov. 17. 1981. Dau. ol Rev. 

(Oilman Moo<ly. 

i Mnri..ria". b. Aug. 19. I-^IM: d. Feb. 
17. 1'^-!. 
ii Eliza", b. July 17. 1>06: d. Mar. 2. 

1886: m. Daniel Boyoton. 
iii Nancy-', b. .Mar. 6. l-u'.i; d. Aug. 4. 
1891; m. 1831, Charles H. [V^-scott. 
.son of Captain Sewail Prescott. 

November, IS')^ 

ii Thomas Olidden Kirabtiil'. b. Sfpt. 

:i. 1-^11; d. Dec. U^T'.i. 
V Stephen-', b. Sept. .1, I,S13: d. Julj' 

vi Harrison', b. .Vpril .'). ISUi: d. >far. 

•:-', 1S47. 
■i: Stephen Wesley', b. July Ifi. 1320: 
d. Feb. 11. 1SJ2. 

ThomastHidden Kimb.alP i Benja- 
min- Benjamin') b. Sept. 3. ISll; d. 
Dec. isry; m. July .I. 1'<4J. Hannah 
R. Esty of Waterville, Maine, b. 
Sept. 10, 1321. He was a graduate 
of Mowdoin CoUeg-e in the class of | 
n.'JS. Was a teacher and merchant. 
i Elah Esty*. b. July II. ISl.'!. 
ii Mary lt.\ b. Juiy 1,. liW: d. Feb. 

28. Iti72. 
iii Kenjamin'' b. Jan. 7. lS."i-j. 
iv Thomas Wesley* b. Jan. U. ISrtO. 
Was a student in Bowdoin in the 

lieiiJLuuin Harri-son Kimball> 
iThi.inas' Uenj imin- Benjamm'i b. 
.l.Tii. r, l-'.S: m. Lucy Pi-escott of 
.Monmouth, Me., daughter of Mar- 
oellus and Elizabeth (Cleveland) 
Prescott of Monmouth. 


i Fred P.-- 
ii Bertha'. 

Colby of Londonderry, X. H. 
iii Isaac'^. b. Saiem, X. H.. April 13. 

lS2i: d. Mar. 10, 1891. 
iv William-, b. Salem. X. H., April 13, 
1821; d. Loudon ;lerr J', Aug-. 23. 182.5. 
V .\bcl \VJ. h Londonderry, July 4, 


Iil-..-rF..SI'A.VT.S I 

..\.C KIMB.i 

IF 1.1 

Isaac Kimball', b. Bradford. -Mass. ] 
Sept. :>. 17Sii; d. June 24, 1341; m. | 
.\pril 23. isi;). Judith Webber, b. | 
Oct 27. 17<.)1; d. Oct. 21). H73. Dau. I 
of Abel Webber of Salem. N.IL and | 
Polly iClark) Webber of Dracut, i 
-Mass. lie resided in Bradford, j 
Mas.s..and Londonderry. N.H. He | 
was of Rockingham. Vt . at time of i 

b. Bradford. M:i 

ulith Ma 
ilv K. ISi; 

b. Aua 

1823: d. 

^ept. 4. 

vii Mary Jane, b. Feb. 7, 183',: d. ; 

ui, Rufus V'easey of Meredith. N.H. 
Elbridg-e Kimball-(Isaac')b. Brad- 
ford. Mass.. May IS, 1814; d. Worces- 
ter, Mass., Oct. H. 13Ss; ni. .'Abigail 
Kobie, b. Feb. 20, 181S;d.B"eb. ',, 1379; 
m. 2nd, Jan. 1, 1831, Maria Brown 
Belloivs. He was a carpenter and re- 
.sided in Worcester, Mass. 
1 WiUiam", b. Jan. 21, lS4t>; d. Aug. 

3, 1849. 
ii Helen May\ b. Oct. .-i. 1849; m. 
May Iii, 1372. John Leach of Dun- 
barton, N. H. 
iii Charles E '. b Dec. 31, 13.)4; m. 
Mar. ti, I3SI1, Lillian Warren S-.vift. 
of Plymouth. 
iv Edward', F. b. Mar. 31, 1859. 

Isaac Kimball- Usjiac') b. .Salem, 
X. H., April 13, 1821; d. London- 
derry. X. H. Mar. 10. 1891; m. Xov. 

2, 1348, Sarah J. Clough, b. Bow 
X.H.;d. Londonderry. Feb. 23, 1831; 
m. 2nd. Xov. 20, 1351, Rebecca J. 
Goodwin, b. Dec. 24. 1832; d. Mar' 

3. 1892; dau. of Joshua and .^Iary 
(Jones) Goodwin of London^'erry. 
He resided iu Lon loaderry, X. H. 

i Xuhura Clough^ b. Feb. 23, 1351: 
m. Feb. 22, 1379, Cairie I. Seers, b. 
1857; dau. of Elbridge and Lydia 
Sears of Plymouth. He was a shoe- 
maker and had one o'atld. Fred 
Leroy^. i. June 17. ; -^4 
ii (ieor^jTe. W.-. b. Feb. 17. 1-:,.',. 
iii Charles r,.\ b. June J, l>:,r,. 
iv Daniel W.'. b. June 3. 1<55. 
V Milton J.', b. April 2, 1354. 

Kitnb.ill Family Xcvrs. 

vi .Sarah .1": h. Sept. 3. I.s56; iii. Pec. 
.-!. lS7<i. Frank L. Robie. blacksmith 
of Uerry Depot. X. II. 

Abel W.Kimball, b. Londonderry. 
X. II.. July 4, lS-?.->: m. Oct. ::.■!. 1S3]. 
Harriet M. Jackham. b. l*.-!;: d. 
Feb. IT, iMil: m. :;nd. July 7. ISTl. 
Laura O. Lamprey, b 1S41. He i» 
a cainter and resided in Lowell. 
-Ma.-s., and .'^anbornton. X. II. 

i Addie V.": b. July 10. 1S.^3. 
ii William H.". b. May JS. 
iii Xellie :\Iay'. b. Oct. 7. IS.^ri; m. Sept. 
IS, li*,i:'.. llezekiah Kllis of Soraer- 
ville, Mass. 

Edward F. KiaibMll' lElbridg-e-' 
IsaacM b. Lowell. .Mavs.. Mar. HI, 
lS,i9; m.Oct, 27. IvSd, Helen M. (Rea- 
son, b. t;rotoc. Ma.s.s, Resided Wor- 
cester, .Mass. 


i Frank Adelbe.-f. b. .Fan. 21. l^x.-,. 
(ieorg-e W. Kimball (Uaac- Isaac') 
b. Londonderry, X. H.. Feb. 17, 
lS.i3; m. Feb. 17. 1S77. Francis 
Young. He was a carpenter and re- 
sided in Londonderry, 
i Ceorg'e Forest Kimball*. 

Milton Isaac KimbaU'' (Isaac- Is- 
aac') b. Londonderry. X.H . Apr. 2. 
l»:,^■. m Xov. 2!i. 1*7rt. Madg-e R 

i Mary Ann', h. July i:^. 1<7.'>. 
ii Herbert V.\ b. July 2:., lSt<:i. 
iii Walter Scott*. 
iv Frank O.*. b. Oct. 1-i. isso. 

Charles (iranvil'e Kimball"- (Isaac:! 
Tsaac'l b. Londonderry. X.H.. June 
:;. l<."i: ni. ( ct.. 1>7'.i. Emma L'l.iby. 
He is a ~hre lasttT and resides in 
Concord. X. H. 

i IIarr3- C. ' 
ii Hownr<l E.* 
iii I'essie'. 

Daniel W. Kirnbali:' i Isaac- Isaac') 
b.Lond'Uidcrrv, X IL. Jure ;'.. I-."..-.: 

:!. Sarah !!rooks 
He resides in L 

m. XoT. 2S 
Feb. 17. IS 
rence. Mass, 


i I'.eatriee C."*, 'b.^Sept. 1. I8s''i. 
i Myron Willis*, b. June 'J^, isfd. 
>^CKNr>.vxrs of soi.omox kimsi.ii.i. . k 


Solomon Kimball, b. 1772; d. July 
34, lS2.i: m. May 4. 1794, >iary Shep- 
hard. dau. of Jonathan Shephard. 
who at one time was a larg^e land- 
holder in Haverhill. Mass. At one 
time he owned most of the land be- 
tween Washing-ton Street, and the 
river iuclnding- what is now known 
as the Bowley Field. Solomon 
Kimball was a respected and influ- 
ential citizen, and was one of the 
founders of the first l!aptist 
Church. He and his wife were bur- 
ied in the old ceme'.ery in Haver- 
hiil, Mass. 


i Ilazen-, o. Oct. S. 17'.t4: d. Mar. '■>. 

i Mary Graves-, b. July r,. 1707; in. 
James V. Ayer. 

i Sarah Tras'<i-. b. Feb. 10. 1790-. d. 
July 9. lS.^,-5. 

Caroline-, b. 1^0'J: d. May 1. l.-^-'-^. 
Adaline-, b. 180-2. 

Anna S.-. b. Oct. l^O.i: d. Dec. 3o. 
ISOl. She was for nearly fiftv years 
a teacher in the Public Schools of 
Haverhill, Mass. She retired from 
the school^ in ls-<o. at which time 
school ooard passed resolutions ac- 
knovvledg-ing- her long- an.l faitlifn! 
service. She was a devoted mem- 
ber of the First Haptist Church. 
Fanny-, b. If^OH: d. Jan. 11. l>:il. 

Hazen Kimball- iSoloraon''b. <k-t. 
8. 1704: d. Mai-. 0. l>f)l: m. April. 
1S2-.'. Xancy Fur^er, b.Auy'- 0. 18o-j: 
d Mar. l-i. 1-^74. Resided Xorlh- 
wond. X. H. 

;.-.4. .lohn 

^vovember, ISOS 



.lohu F.i b. n- 
Murv E!>,wortl 

jf Xevvliur\ ijort. 

iii AdHline V.\ b. Dec. 31, 1S2T; d. Oct 

4, I8fiti: m. lSl!i, Abisha Weston. 

iv Mary S.''', b.Jaa. 2, 1S30: d, April 29, 

V James A.=. b. Feb. 23. 1S32: d. Dec. 

IS, 1874: m. Eiiima Kendall of Provi- 
dence. M. I. 
vi Anna Caroline-^ b. JIar. 14, 1S37: d. 

July 23. 1S.;3. 
rii Lewis E.\ b. Dec. 23. 1S39. 
iii Edward Hazen', b. April 10. 1S42. 
i.\ Charles Loring^ b. Jan. Hi. lS4.i. 
X William Cole', b. June 24. lS4it; d. 

Jan. 10. 18S2. Boston. Mass. 

Lewis E. Kimball-' (Hazen^ Solo- 

raon't b. Northwood, N. IL. Dec. 

23,1839; m. Jac. 1. l<r,o, Fannie 


i Howard (Jilm'iin^. b. Xov. 28. 18'i'.>. 
Edward Hazen KimbaiF- (Hazen* j 
SolomonM b. April in. 1842; ra. Jan. ' 

5, 1870. Mary Adelaide MiU. 


i Carrie Gertrude*, b. Jan. 12. 1 872. 
ii AFoert Hig-elow*, b. May 1, 1S73. 
I>E^^CE^-^A^■Ts of isa.\'' KisiBAr.:, of 

f.\iJOT. \ T. 

Isaac Kimball' resided the latter 
years of liis life at Cabot. Vermont, 
where he dh-d in 1847. His will 
was proved .Inly \'j. 1-47. IF- mar 

ried Ruth . THere is a tra- 1 

diticn that he came from Derrv. ] 
-V. H. ■ 1 

son, b. : d. 1872. He was a 

bla,o-<smith and the latter years of 
his life a farmer. His children 
were born either in Danville or 

either Cabot. Vt. 


red and 
>n HilF 



Isaac^. d. Feb.. 1S78. 
Myron S.- 

Rufus F- He was formerly ,>f 
«-abot. Vt. . but late of IJernadotte. 
III. Administration on liis estate 
was .g-ranted to Isaac Kiaiball of 
('allot. Vermont. July 10. 184s. 
Dauj.'-hter: m. Uerrin. Children: 
1 Salome Herrin". 2 Laura Herri 
Isaac Kimball- 1 Isaac'; d, ( aij 
Vt.. Feb. 187-: m. .Jemima Th.n 

■. m: (1. ag-ed about 

i Sally", m. Thomas Hill. 
d. in Cabot. Vt. Child; 1 
who died a vonng' man. 

i Orson". 

■Joshua". Went early to California 
and died there. 

• Daniel", d. Nov. 24, 1888. 

1 Laura", m. John Adams of Cabot. 
Vt. He was a farmer and resided 
in Cabot. Children;! Azro Adams* 
ra. Lois Walbridire of Cabot. Vt.; 
two children. Res.Cabot. 2 Charles 
Adamsn d. single. 3 William Ad- 
ams', ra Ella Raymond of Fomfret 
Vt. Resided in Cabot. 
Betsey Clara=. 10 Oscar :vIc.rriU of 
Cabot. V... Farmer. Children; I'Ar- 
thur MorrilF. died youno-. 2 Jack in Cabot. 3 liilly Mor- 
rilF, died young-. 4 Charles .Mor- 
rill'', lives in Cabot. Fumarned. 
Richard GJ\ b. .May 11. ls:u. 

Orson KimbalF (Isaac- Is;iao'i b 
Cabot. %'t m, Susan Dutton. I.ivesiu 
Cabot, Vt. He is a farmer and has 
held town offices. 

i Francelia-'. m Oe.jrge Han 

sides at Saratoga. X. V. 

.\dena Harvey'. 
i ("■eorge-', lives in Cabot. Vt. 

home farm. He mar'-ied 

of Montg-omery. X. V. 

Daulel Kimball-' (Isaac- Isaac' 1 b, 
Cabot, Vt.; m. Annie Dutton 01 Ca- 
bot. She had one sou. Joshua"". H^ 
m. 2na. Nancy Thompson of Cabot. 
Vt.. who had three children. He 
married third, .Jennie Jones whu 
had no chih.lren. 


Joshua', ra. Lois Lvfurd. ' ' 













Kimbiill Famiiv News. 

Richard G.Kiniball'flsaac- Isaac'* 
1). Cabot, Vt.. May 11, 1631: m. Stpt. 
■-'■, 18">S. I'auiina. IJenton. b May 
13. lS3.->: a. Dec. 13. Hti3: dau. of 
Walter Benton ot Marslifield. Vt.: 
m 2nd, Oft. 17. lSii4. HaiTiet Kim- 
ball ISronn, 1.. May ir,. 1838, dau. 
of Joseph and Sophronia (Speels) 
Urownof Barton. Vt. He is a farm- 
er and drive.'. Kas lived in 15ar- 
toD. Cabot, Essex. Randolph and 
Wolcott. and in iSSS resided in 
nardwicU. Vt. 


i Walter Dwighl-' b. May I. H5n. Ca- 
bot, Vt.: m. Aug-. 9. IS.'^S. Ettie L. 
Woodbury, dau. of Asa M. and Sar- 
ah S. (Foss) Woodbury of Hard- 
wick. Vt. He is a teamster at the 
8tone quaries and reside.s in fclard- 
wi'.-k. Vt. Children: 1 Sadie Pau- 
lina-\ b. Stoutrhton. Ma-s.. .July 1. 
ISS.-,. :; C;iLirle.\Villia:n\ b. Stoag-h- 
;on, .\utr. l.i. lSt'3. 
ii Harlan l;ich^:rd-'. b. Barton. Vt.. 
Nov. +, \<i]->. He i«;a clerk in a drug- 
store at Hartu-ick. Vt. 
iii Charles Williams'' b. l?Ti: d Dec. 
1. 1S74 at Kunfl.ilph. 

I.saac Kimball" ; Isaac- Isaac'l b. 
Cabot. Vt.: m .Tennette" Wells. He 
was in a Vermont Reg-iment and 
died of disease iu the hospital in 
'he ^^ ar. 


i Alphonzo'. m. .Mis.- Hill. Itnecliild: 
is a farmer ar d teacher and lives in 
Cabot. Vt. 
ii Irving- is an advent rn-acher in 
I'lorida; m.. one child. 

.Joshua Kimball' (nanie)'' Isaac-' 
Isaac') m. Lois I.yforil. Lives in 
Hardwick, Vt. 

|- HII.nRK.V. 
i Edward Frank-', lives in I ab.,t. Vt. 

ii Iiurl\ lives in Cabot. 
Hi l!elle-\ Died. 

I The Exposition Architects. 

i The March number of tlie Xh ws <;;iv,- 
lan ilhrstration of the -'Arcii ot tiir- 
States", one of the notable features nt 
I the Trans-Mississippi and Internation- 
I Exposition that is noiv just closed al 
j Omaha. This e.vp..sition was a great 
I success and rivalled that of the WovhiV- 




chief of this great evhibition of Amei ■ 
can siiill and enterpns*: were Messrs. 
I Walker & Kimball who have o aice:s in 
I Hostou and Omaha. 

(Family History, p. V.'r.) Thomas L. 
Kimball ha.s lonn- been know u as one 
I Df the ji-rcivt railroad men ot the couu- 
I try. especially in connection with the 
; Union t-acitic railway. Hut sl.jiht mco- 
j tioD is ma,Je of him in the history. 
whereas, very much mirrht b ■ said His 
, third child an i oldest son wa> Thomas 
1 Rog-ers. (p. 4'.m;: horn on the anniversa- 
' ry or the ."attleof Le.\i£3iJ-tou. .\pril !•.'. 
\ 1m;3. and he it is who is juuh-.r member 
j of the a hove tiim of architects. It will 
; be remembered that Willai'd Kimball 
' who has for twentv-five veari been in 
chary- of the b.wa Cunservatorv -f 
Music, at (irinuell. had char-e of' the 
musical festivities at the uiieniDf,-- oi 
the e.vpositiou in l'--e spring-. (Tatfe >r.'-,> 

.1 W. Lilly of r,.Mi West Si.xty-sixtb 
■Street. Chicigo. is conujilintr a nistorv 
jf his family. The fiimilv is an ol. 

one and the wmk v 
be ,me of value an. 

[e-~t l! Mr. 1. 

' throufrh different 1 

t:e tl 


.licr her.j of the early I'urita 
inl.ers ..f the farailv I'uav find 
ei-estinjr to correspcmd with : 
ly. eucloain^ stamps if reply 

I S, demon F.Kimball of Salt Lake City. 

.'sends us several larye phot.<yrapli'ic 
views. amoD^ them one of the residetiL-e 

I of hi:, lather, lleber Chase Kimbali. 

j built in l.-*.",-,', and .vthers showing- the 

1 monument erected to his meinorv. If 
we hud a -picture fund" these would 
nuike inlerestintr views { ^^ the Famii',- 

November, 1S'>S 


Every Family shoul.i have i'.s history 
in a permanent and aueessible form 
'Then- are many reasons why we should 
prt-pure for coming generations some 
record of oxir lineajre. 

Forethousrht on the part of parents in 
recording- their aneestrv- will command 
the lastino- gratitude of their children. 
Tlie desire to know who our ancestors 
were and what part they took in tlie 
g-reat play of forces that has made our 
national life, is natural and eommend- 
ible. Make a record of your lineagre. 
Dischartre the oblig-ation" xiuv, befoi-e 
the memory fades, or the sources of in- 
formation vanish forever. Carefully 
prepared lineage records are priceless 
. leo-acies. 

Thfv who care nothing^ for their an- 
cestors are Wiinting- in re_-pect for 
themselves: they deserve to be treated 
'"•ith contempt by their posterity. 
Those who respect and venerate the 
memory of their forefathers will be 
led. — not by vanity, but by a final att'ec- 
tion — hy a pious reverence to treas- 
ure up their memories. — [Hon. \Vm. 
Whiting-, h. L. D ] 

J03IAH F. KIMBALL. 2143) 
He was a native of Ipwich, Massa- 
cliusetts. and was born near the 
spot where Kiehard, the emisrant. 
settled in Ui:u. He was educated in 
the araramar and hitrh schools of tne 
old town, where he learned the trade 
of a printer in th.> otlice of the Ipswiih 
Req-ister. When quite a youns- man he 
removed to Lynn and started tlie Esr^ex 
Connty Whipr." whicii was afterwards 
changed to the Lynn News, which Mr, 
Kimball published for many years. 
He was prominent in the strug-jrle to 
accept a city charter for Lynn, and 
lived to see the town o-row from a pon- 
nlation of to a tl.iurishincr citv of 
UijiOO. Hediedin l!*s(i. He served' the 
new city on the School Committe. rep- 
resented his district twice in the Leg-is- 
lature. was Assistant Eegister of I'ro- 
bate for Essex County, and for a lon^ 
time clerk in the Boston Custom House. 
He was fond of music and could play 
almost any instrument from a fluti to 
an organ. In his early l<..ytii>Md he 
Was fond of making rlivnie^. and some- 
times shocked his parents bv lon-^e tran- 
saction of the couplets and triplets of 
the \ew Eiiglanii friui^r from which 
lie stiidieii the catechi~m. 

Mr. Kimball wrote a g-reat many 

short poems, humorous and otherwise, 
for his own and other newspapers, and 
I send you a specimen. He was a promi- 
nent member of the St. Stephen's i Epis- 
copal) Chnrch for many years, although 
he was reared in the Orthodo.-s Congre- 
gutional faith. Kixsm.vx 

Next to the margin of the wood, 

IV-, idea fieUl nf clover. 
The Widow Wi-Uer's cottage stood, 

■With ivy climtdng: over. 

Here, far removed from worldly strife. 

I'ur.suing honest labors. 
She passed a quiet, peaceful life. 

Respected bj- her neighbors. 
The drouth had curled her rustling 


'Twas in the hottest weather: 
There hadn't been a drop of rain 

For weeks and weeks together. 
She dreamed all night of copious 


Rejoicing in the blessing. 
Dut waked in morning's early hours 

To find the heat oppressing. 
One day she in her doorway sat. 

So that a breeze might reach her: 
A stranger pas.sed'. \vhose white cravat 

Showed him to be a preacher. 

'-'Come inl come inl'' she said with glee: 

He smiled at such a greeting; 
'•I haven't seen you ma'am." saiil he. 

"Since you were down to meeting." 
lie praye I for rain at her request: 

The widow, giadder-hearted. 
Went to her labor, as her guest 

Upon his waj- departed. 
Ere far the sun upon his course 

In brightness had ascended, 
,\ mighty s:orm came down in force. 

With hail and lightning blended. 
It swept the fields and crushed the 


.\nd broke the forest branches, 
And rushing streaius showed how the 

Came down in avalanches. | rain 

The widow, lightened of her fears. 

Looked on the -'wreck of matter." 
.A.nd if her eyes were full of tears 

Vuu cannot wonder at her. 

At length a smile broke through the 


Said she. '"I aUvavs knew it: 
I never liked those Methodists— 

They always ov<-rdo it!" 

KimbP.n Fami'Ir X 


How It Works. 

Sumner I. Kiml.iall of Lovell. Maioe. 

•1 kDo%v that ovT paper is (ioing- ranch 
pood aad is a preat help iu the way of 
brintric^r out many incndent-s relating' 
to the KimVialU and traeing- the geo- 
ea)og-v of other families as well as our 
own. 1 will tell you of one- ineident of 
this kind. Mv "wife's tuaideu name 
was Martha I. Caldwell. Well in the 
September auniberyon told of a month- 
ly called ■■Old Eliot" as being- publi.shed 
by Aug-ustine Caldwell. My wife took 
notice of this and sent f:r a paper. 

In niakinsr ini]uiries as to the 
Caldwell he has sent us a line of de- 
scendants from the first Caldwells who 
tame to this country. iJolin and Sarah 
Dillinprham Caldwell, in l';4-<) down to 
the fourth and fifth ffeneration.s. which 
include her L'ratidfathers fr'rail-,-. thus 
makinj; a direct line to the present 
generation. This much sont'ht for in- 
formation is much prized, as she in 
years past had a desire to learn of her 
ancestor.s. Mr. Caldwell also sends us 
a lotifr printed letter written I'V him 
while he was in England in l?j4. giv- 
ing mnch of interest relating to the 
Cald%vells of A. P. l.iOO to \tK'^. he is 
desirous of nrintina- the Caldwell rec- 
ords and we teel in hopes this will be 
the case some future time. So yon see 
your little paragraph in the Kimball 
Nkw8 was a 6/// hi;/ help ail around, 
and no doubt th>-re are many others 
who nup-ht testify ti- some tf'iod ths^' 
have obtained in a similar miiuner." 


Pag-e 2.')1. F'ardon Taylor Kimball* 
son of John', page 440 Fiimily History. 
Ixirn October l.i, 1S13. married in 1S40. 
Amanda Salisbury of Windham County. 
Vermont. His father was the oldest 
brother of tien. Pardon T. Kimball, 
whose portrait is shown opposite page 
4.T<i of the History. The History states 
that Pardon" had five daug-hter-s and 
one son. and numerous grandchildren. 
They are all livin^r. and all are mar- 
ried ••e.'sctrpt one little old maid." Of 
twenty gr->indchildren there are only 
two Kimball boys by name, the sons 
of S. Kimball of Downey. California. 

Pardon Taylor Kimball was eighty- 
five years old < let. J.of this vear and 1= ves 

at Elsinore. San Diego Co.. California. 
where he has laid out an addition to 
the town ar.d will sell lots "only t.> 
actnal settlers who are free from the 
bondag-e of tobacco and strong drink." 
.\s maj- l>e imagined he is an inveter- 
ate foe to whiskey and tobacc-o and in 
his old age is publishing tracts and 
leaflets against these two evils. Xot 
withstanding his age he is a terse and 
vigorous writer. 

Our enterprising cousin Ccd. D. i;. 
Dyer of Augusta. Ga.. has found the 
late war with Spain the means of in- 
creasing his museum of curios. It is 
(•aid he already has the largest collec- 
tion of Indian relics. His collection 
has teen loaned to the Kansas City 
Public Librarv where it is now on ex- 
hibition. The Kansas City Times gives 
the collection a two column review in 
wliiv h it says: 

•■This collection, so complete, valu- 
able and instructing, illnstrafing as it 
does the mode of life. haV>its. dress, 
games, work and worship of the Indi- 
ans, has been sought in vain by the 
Smithsonian insfitnte and other muse- 
ums. Col. Dyer has neither spared trou- 
ble nor expense in making hi ^ collection 
and has been anxious only to dissemi- 
nate a knowledge of wha't the Indi:in 
has done and what he had to do it with. 
The collection was awarded a diploma 
and medal at the world's fair and 
again at Alanta and the .Augusta expo- 

■■Not contented with this magnificent 
col lection of Indian curios, Colonel Over 
has added to it collections of the same 
character from .Sierra Leone, the Fiji 
lands and Samoa." 
To these he has added Cuban and 
and Spanish memtntos of the litte 
Not on.y this, but his adventurous 
spirit is interesting hiin in large enter- 
prises in our new posse.ssions. (P. '.•'.'•' 
Fam. Hist, and p. I'.i Feb. Fara. News, i 
Colonel D. B. Dyer is now a resident 
of .\ug>ista. (;a.. being president of the 
Georgia Railroad Land and Coloniza- 
tion company. He ^vas for several years 
a resident of Kansas City, where he 
still has extensive business interests. 

%J neJiimbaU J ami I y JCeios 

Topeka, Kansas, December, 1S08. 
^'o^ 7, No. 72. Terms 50 cents a year. 

Uhe Diimball Samily Dlews, 


F'ublishoJ Xlunthlv. 

S3o Xortli Kanstis Avenue. 

"lOPEKA., - IvAXSA-S. 

iless cost of ex 

;1.1 be liicluiied 


The Family History on pa<i-e i30 
makLS a meie menti.jn of Aliigail Kim- 
biill. In the April number of the News 
raueh further mention was made in 
rwnneetion with the above portiaic of 
tliis. the oldest li%-inar member of the 

A late number of the Boston Globe 
contains an illustrated article descrip- 
tive of her ceiebraliou of her lOid 
Thanksgiving day. Nine days Uter, 
[lee. 3. she celebrated her 103d birth- 
day. ^^he ha.s lived under every presi- 
dent of the United States, and with 
two exceptions, tinder every governor 
of Massachusetts. 

The Globe says: "Mrs. Garvin recalls 
the proclamation of John Adams, call- 
inar npon the people of the Cnitad 
States to observe the -.'-d of february. 

i^OO. as an occasion for a service of me- 
morial in honor of Gen. 'jeorge Wa^h- 
iagton, whose death in December. 1T;)9. 

lis within the range of her memrjry. 
Benjamin Franklin's life work closed 
only live years before little AbigaiFs 
began at Berwick, Me. .'^he was the 

I third of ten children of Xathaniel Kim- 
ball and Mary Home iThe Family Uis- 

, tory says the second). 

I When shown a broadside of the 
Thank.sgiving Proclamation of ;>.S j-ears 

I ago. her countenance lighted up as she 

! read the words: --By His Excellency. 
Increase SuEuner, Governor of the 
Commonwealth."' And she said: -'I 
had a brother born on the day of his 
inauguration as governor of Massachu- 
setts, and my parents named him In- 
crease Sumner Kimball, and he made a 
good man, was a lawyer and a judge 
in the state of Maine '" (See page 4J3, 
Fam. Hist. He wa, the father of 
lieneral Sumner I Kimball. Dow of the 
I'nitcd States Treasury D.-partment. 
and superintendent of the Life Saving 

■^ ^ 

Kimball Family X 


service of Washington. See page 74.3, 
Yarn. Hist.- 

Mne aays lattr, Dfcember :i. Mrs. 
Garvia cea-brated her lo.iu. birthdai". 

"A Thanktg-iving- in my chiJdUood," 
says Mrs. Garvin, '-was very dirt'erent 
from that of today. When I was (jiiite 
young my family moved to Shapl.'igh. 
Me., where we were subjeeted to mauy 
of the liardshipsof pioneer and frontier 
life. The year"s spinning and weaving 
for the family mu»t all be done before 
Thanksgiving, our stinK^eing 300 yards 
of clo;h raeh year; and we all had a 
share in the work of this great home 

'•We began early in the spring by see- 
ing that the crop of flas; had an early 
start, and its growth was watched with 
much interest, for upon that and the 
fleece of our sheep depended our gar- 
ments for the year, and pin money as 
welL We made various fabrics, from 
t le coarsest woolens for men's we ar at 
rough work t j the finest linens for wed- 
ding garments. 

^•We made a great ,leil of Thanks- 
giviug at my home. .VU ten of n-, chil- 
dren made it in our way to be there, 
and our parents spared noth'nj in tS.e'r 
power to make it the day of all the 
year. The turkey and chicken were of 
our own rai.sing. the herbs for the 
oressing were from the little garden 
bed near t'ledoor." 

The wcrd turkey brought to the 
mind of Mrs. Garvin an early exper- 
ience, and sue saiii with delight of 

'"Father gave me a perquisite in the 
way of a brood of turkey.-s that I 
watched and tended until they were 
ready for market: and then caaie along 
a m ir'.cetiuan wiii bou.'ht them and 
pjt them into his &-)0k. driving them 
.ui t ) Boston market. 

■■1 ha I the mjney. an I they brought 
a g_.o 1 pric-. This I u>e I to_hjy a >'ilk 
dress, tiie tir^t one that I ever h i 1. and 
I never enjoyed a dr^-'ss more." 

liecoilections seemed to troop in so 
fast that she could barely tiud time to 
explai.r;. but with youthful enthusiasm 
she said; 

"O. what a time there was in gettini,'- 
the wood ready for luxating tlie great 

That brick oven Wis a true Puritm 
institution, and was backed up by the 
religiou.s fervor of the faitiiful house- 
wives in taking the best of r-are ,..f 

I what was entrusted to its warm and 
capacious bosom. 

"My parents and all the people in mv 

I youth were good, religious folks— we 
had to read a chapter in the Bible be- 

I fore we had any breakfast, and we 

j were catechised every .Saturday,"" said 

j Mrs. Garvin. 

'■•The turkey roasted b.-fore "the nre 
I was far superior in divor t j one cooked 
in the fancy ovens todav. 

Turning to the fire blazin? on the 
hearth, she said: •■! have the good, 
cheertul. open fire, but it is too sm.ill 
j t) do tilt c Joking as we used to do it 
j rt-uen X was a child.'" 
I The preparations for the hoais-cora- 
I ing at this farmhouse are made by the 
, daugiiter of the centenarian. .Mrs. An- 
jdrewS. Wright, hers.dt past the al- 
lotted age of man. Th»' go id things for 
j the V J ay have been preoare.l without 
I stint, and with an eye to fie grati3ca- 
tion of the youngest home-comer as 
well as the oldest, who has deiived 
much pleasure from the m mufacturj 
of the pie to the last tart, while 
thi turkey ami chicks p;-.j-trite before 
her are vivid reminders ot the davs 
of long ago. 

Mrs. Garvin wm th; s^■5■^ I of t'l:- In 
cliildreri of the f.imiU : t >v o be>d.^s 

df are 

.1 Saij 
, who 

December, IS'Jl 

The Family of No. 445 Chester Kimbail. 

Page 259. 

nv SAK.vii i.orisK Knir.At.i.. 

(See article in October News.) 
Chester Kimball, son of Asa Kimball 
married Lucy Satterlee. of Prestoo, 
(onn. Her father was a solilier in the 
Ueviilution, and was with Washington 
at Valley Furg-e: and her mother was 
Lydia Avery. Their children %\ ere: 
i Lucy Gear Kimball, m. Chester 
Griswold Fanning-: lived at Auburn, 
>'. Y.; both deceased. Children: 1. 
Elisha Kimball Fanning, m. Helen 
Meyers of Watertown, X. Y.; he 
died 1S5S. They had one child, a 
boy, who died. She married again, 
and is now dead. 2. Charles Oramei 
• Fan.fing-. came to California in 1S49: 
worked in mines on Shasta river. 
He returned home, but afterwards 
came again to California. Hisfolk.s 
heard nothing' Irom him for over 
thirty years, until they received 
word that he was located in Pen- 
dleton, Oregon. He had lost h's 
memory. Married, but had no 
children. 3, Lucy Eliza Fanning 
m. George Skinner, a railroad man- 
ager at Auburn, X. Y. They had 
one daughter, Mary Skinner, born 
l^iO: unmarried, Aiiburn. 4. George 
Washington Fanning, m. Kate Wil- 
son; resided at Suaneatles. N. Y. 
They had two daughters, one 
of whom i.s married. a. James 
^McKnight Fanning, m. Sarah Burt; 
residi'sat Auburn. N. Y. They had 
two sons. George Fanning, Charles 
Fanning, dead, 6, Sarah Henri- 
etta Fanning, died unmarried. Au- 
burn. Janua-ry, Is'-o. 7, Chester 
Fanning, m., but had no children: 
c. in Michigan about I'-'JO. 8, Gur- 
don Satterlee B'anning, m Carrie — : 
He was born in February. l-^.'iS, and 
lives at Auburn. X. Y. Is quite 
wealthy, and has travelled extoc- 
sirely in Europe. They have no 

, Charles KimbaU. a hatter, resided 
at -Vlgocac and St. Clair, Michigan; 
died about twenty years ago. Mar- 
lied and had two daughters: 1, Fi- 
delia Kimball, died unmarried. 2. 
Flora Kimball, living, unmarried 
at St. Clair, Michigan. 
Damaris Kimball, m. .Tohn Jack- 
son, brother to Michael Jackson 
%vho marriel her sister Betsey. 
She died near Algocac. >Hch. The,y 
had three children: 1, Thomas Jack- 
son. 2, A son. 2, Libby (Elizabeth), 
who weighed ,'?00 pound-., P. T. 
Baruum wanted her to join his cir- 
cus. She married a man named 
Smull, aad went to Dubuque, Iowa, 
but moved away from there. 
Elisha Satterlee Kimball (So. 92T, 
p. 472, Kimball History) married 
Lovisa Chapman, etc. Their chil- 
dren: 1. William Jones Kimball, 
etc, m. Rebecca Jane Barnum, and 
has one son, Elisha Barnum Kim- 
ball, in bakery business at 2uth 
and ■Jlst A.e., East Oakland. Call 
Married Elsie Dempster, and has a 
daughter, Elma Lovisa Kimball. 
2, Marie Antoinette Kimball, b. 
Sept. 22, 1S27; unmarried, living, 
in 1?9S, at No. 1, X, Culver Street, 
Rochester, X. Y. She has recently 
been vi.-.-;.ting her nephew, Elisha 
Barnum Kimball of East Oakland, 
California, and spent a couple of 
days, ill October. 1S9S, with Sarah 
Louise Kimball at Palo Alto, Cali- 
fornia. A lovely old lady, with a 
most wonderful tremory. She has 
given me the accompanying memo- 
randa as to various members r)f her 
grandfather, Chester Kimball's 
family, and also loaned me, for 
the purpose of making a copy for 
the Kimball Family Nkw.s, an arti- 
cle on some members of the fami- 
ly prep;ired by Mrs. Lydia Avery 

l-'.)>i daui-iiter of Chester and Xan- 

Kimball Familj News. 

cy Aiiu ^^Vestbrouk) Kimball, who 
1 e >t the Kimball House at Algo- 
iiac, Mich., and e-rand daughter of 
Chester and Lucy (Satterlee) Kim- 
ball. Miss Miirie Aatoinette Kim- 
ball expects to return to her liome 
in Rochester. X. Y., the latter pa t 
of October, 1S'.)S. 3, Caira Kimball, 
etc. 4. George Clinton Kimball, b. 
April 27. 1^3S: killed at Detroit, 
Mich., while on duty as a police 
officer, October ti, ISSa. He m. 1st. 
Adelaide Kimball, his cousin, and 
had one son, Chester Kimball, who 
died at >\-w Buffalo, N. Y.; ag-ed 
la. He married 2d. May 1 STl, Vic- 
toria Frances Hig-g-ins, and had 
three children: 1. Ooorye Kimball 
b. April, 1ST2; a house painter and 
decorator at Enelewood. X. J. 2. 
Frank Kimball, born February 14, 
1376; a sailor: h.s home at Detroit. 
3, Grace .Maria Kimball, born Octo- 
ber 7, 1S77, residing- at Detroit. 
V Gurdon Kimball, m. Mary Brown. 
He was a sea captain, afterwards a 
dentist in Xcw York Cify. He was 
born in ISOO. Three children: 1, 
Lu3y Kimball, m. a Taylor, who 
had an old book store. 2. George 

Kimball, m. ; he died at Enter 

prise, Mississippi, leaving- children 
3, JIary Kimball, married twice: 
resided at Mont Clair. X.J. 
vi Georg-e Kimball, bora 1803. He 
was with Davy Crockett's band 
in 183r). and wa.s killed at the mas- 
sacre of the Alamo. His name is 
on the the monument erected to 
the memory of the hundred and 
eig-hty-five Americans killed there- 
He is said to have marrieila wealthy 
Spanish lady, who. afte. his death, 
had twin Kimball bo\s, oi" whom 
nothing' is known, 
vii LSetsey (Eliziibeth) Kimball, b. 1S06; 
living in Uetober. li'M. at Alj,'ODac, 
Mich.: m. Michael Jackson, and 
had six children: 1. Lucy Jackson, 
b. 153i;; liviut,', unmarried, at Al- 

g-onac. 2, Georg-e Jackson, dead. 
3, Capt. Charles Jackson, he use 
painter: m. Xellie Pangburn; resid- 
ing- at Alg-onac, Mich. They have 
six children: i, Georg-e Jackson, of 
Bay City, Mich., who was mayor of 
the city when he was twenty-seven 
years of agfe. ii, William Jackson, 
m. Martha Allen, and had a son. 
Curtis Jackson, iii. Captain Curtis 
Jacks<m. m Maggie DeBon"; living- 
at Algonac. They had onedaug-hter 
who died, iv, Elizabeth Jackson, 
unmarried, Algonac. v, Mary Jack- 
son, married John Randall; living- 
at Alg-onac. vi, Xellie Jackson. 4, 
Charlotte Jackson, m. James Gallo- 
way. 5;he died, leaving no chil- 
dren. 5, Gurdon Kim'>aU, J-ack- 
sjn, lumberm.iu. of Bay City" 
.^lich.; m. CuruL-lia Swartuut, and 
has two sons in business at Bay 
Citj-: a died young. He 
and his brother Charles' son George, 
own a large line of tow-boats at 
Buy City. 0. Henry Jackson, house 

puintt-r; m. Sarah : live at 

Algonac, Mich. They have four 
children: i; .Jennie JacKson. m. 
aneng-ineer on Doats at , Algonac, 
ilich., and has one son. 2. Clinton 
Jackson. 3, M-iry Jak^on. 4. 
Beatrice Jackson, 
•ill Chester Kimball went with hi:-, 
brother Charles to Michigan in 
1^30. and settled near .Marine.City. 
afterwards lived at Algonac. Mieh.. 
where he kept the Kimball House. 
a famous summer resort, and where 
he died March 17, ^97. He wa-. a 
prominent man of St. Clair County, 
-Mich., for many years and held 
many public offices. He married 
Xaucy Ann VVestbrook. daughter 
of Andrew Westbrook of of St.Clair 
County. Mich. Mr. \Vestbr..ok w:.^ 
a man of prominence and wealth, 
with whom General Cass alsvays 
visited, when traveling up the 
t>t. Clair river on gubernatorial 

Decembt-r, 1,S9S 


business. A short sketch of Chester | 
Kimball was prepared by his-third | 
daughter. Mrs. i,yiliii Aver3- (Kini- 
ball) Finster, for the St. Clair 
County Pioneers iSociely. and after- 
vrarOs incorporated in the records 
of the Michig-an State Historical 
Society. TUs children: i. Xancy 
Kimball, m.. first, au Eng-iishman: 
secondly, a Mr. McCorraick, and 
hid three children, all dead. 2. 
Eliza Kimball, a 

to death when two years old. 3. 
Lydia Avery Kimbali. m. Dr. Fin 
ster. who died. She resides at 1?9 
Gordon Street, Port Huron, Mich., 
but is since the death of her father 
at the Kimball House at Algonae. 
They had six children: i, Edward 
Finster, who died in IS9S. ii. Alice 
Finster. iii. Frederick Finster. iv. 
Nancy Finster. a fine musician and 
teacher, at Port Hu-on. Mich. v. 
Arthur Finster, who has gone to 
Klondyke. vi, Chester Finster, of 
Port Huron and Alg-onac. 4, Ade- 
laide Kimball, m. Georg-e Clinton 
Kimball of Detroit, Mich., as his 
first wife, and had a son, Chester 
Kimball, a sailor, who died, aged 
IS y. ars. at Buffalo, X. Y. 5, A.lice 
Kimball, m. 1st. an .Allen; 2d, Steph- 
en A.Warner. Resides at Alg-onac, 
Mich. Has a son, Albert Allen, Al- 
L'onac. Mich. 
Page .344 — George Washington Kimball" 
(George W.'i Solomon^ Solomon* Rob- 
ert' Benjamin- Richard'lb. Kimball's 
Island, Me.. Oct. 10. H05; d. Nov. 
18, 1ST9; m. Caroline Mirriam Bar- 
ret. He resided in Frankfort and 
Camden, Maine. 

Filkin^. N'.^v. 22. ISTi Resided ne ar 
Antiouh. California. 

i Edward Junior''', b. Antioch, Cal., 
Sept. 21, 1875. Enlisted in First 
California Regiment. Co. A, June 
1808, and sailed for Manila July 24 
ii SarahMaria', Antioch. Cal., March 

16. lsS4. 
iii Caroline Louisa", b. Antioch, Cal., 
March Iti. IS^S. 
ntally burned Adelia Barret Kimball'. (George W.' 
George W. "Solomon'' Solomon-" Rob- 
ert-' Benjamin- Richard') b. Cam- 
den. Maine, Feb. 2.5, 18-39; m. Sept. 
23, ls03, John Schott. 

Louise Amazeen Schott", b. San 
Francisco. Cal., Nov. 5. 1864. 

George Ludwig Schott", b. near 
Antioch. Cal.. June 28, 1867. 

Franklin Tuthill Schott, b. neir 
Antioch, Cal., March 30, 1873. He 
is a m.-mVier of the class 1S99. Stan- 
ford. University. 


By Elijabeth Smith CaWwell. from Old Ipisv 


1 Adelia Barretf b. Camden. Maine, 

Feb. 25. 1839. 
ii Edgar Hecla\ b. Frsnkfort. May 
15, 18t5. 
Edgar Hecla Kimball' (George W.' 
George W." Solomon' Solomon" Rob- 
ert' Benjamin^ Richard') b. Frank- 
fort, Maine. -Mar 15. 1*45; m. Delia 

My first teacher was Miss Sarah 
KiMBAl.r,. She kept school in the En- 
gine House, which stood on Elm street, 
at the 1 ear of the Unitarian Meeting- 
house, now the Town Hall. Oa the 
first floor was the hugeengine with i^s, 
big ropes and rows of buckets, all 
ready to answer the cry of fire. The 
children were not allowed to touch 
anything pertaining to it. 

A narrow flight of stairs led to a room 
above the engine. As the building was 
only a story and a half high, the ceil- 
ing on two sides of the upper room 
slanted very low. There was a broad 
unpainted board inserted in the wall 
on three sides of the room, on which 
the firemen sat, when they held a meet- 
ing. It was too high f--.r the little chil- 
dren, and they sat upon low benches 
in front of it. and the books and slates 
« ere piiiced en the higher bench be 



Kimball Family News. 

hind. The children's seiits had r.o 
backs, and they leaned, therefore, 
atrainstth- edg-e of this njirro>v board 
in the \\aU. 

I remember my first day at the school. 
It was in 1S3T. It was louo- j-ears ag'O 
in seems. I had a new \VorceS'.er"s 
Primer, a new slate and a lonsr iU- 
shaped pencil. It was before the days 
of beauty in pencils. Indeed we 
had never lieard even of the softer 
■■soapstone" grade. Two older schol- 
ars led me into the room, and said: "See, 
Miss Kimball, you have a new .schol.'ir.'' 
She looked upon nie and smiled: and 
bade them take otf my bonnet and lit- 
tle plaid shawl. Each scholar's wraps 
were hung- over his seat. There were 
ab<iut twenty boys and girls in the 
room. The g^irls wore their hair cut 
short in the neck: and a little braid j 
each side of the forehead tied with 
narrow ribbon, the color of which was 
adapted to the comple.xion. All wore, 
too, the very homely pantalettes, which 
came to the low .^ho^s. But. if they 
were very linu -ly. the were tiie 
ion; and 'tlie iii^hiiin" always looks 
well. ' ■ 

Little Caroline Lord came in, — frail 
ixaii tran.^p.areat as I remember 
her. bhe went immediately to Miss 
Kimball, and asked: "May I say the 
Prayer tonig-htV "Ye.s."' was the 
kin lly re.'^ponse. -'you are the first to 
ask this mornino-."' Miis Kimball went 
to her desk and struck the bell The 
scholars took tlieir seats at once and 
hushed to silence. !She took her g'reat 
Hible and read ns a story. We all sit 
still — even spe'.l-bound. Vou raig-ht 
nave heard a pin drop. Wheroin her 
power lay. I have never known: but no 
other stories ever ha I such wcmderful 
interest as those read by Surah Kim- 
ball from that great Hook. That 
morning' it was David andlluliah: we 
actually .saw tlieliiant, tovierinj,- hinh. 
in Ihe valle.v. and David, ru.idy and 
oupple. twirliuij his sling, and runninir 

"like an athlete towards him. That 
scene was evermore a fact to us. 

One morning she iinfoldcd in her 
magnetic way. the strange dying of 
Ananias and his wife Sapphira. Our 
little nerves qxiivered. A lie did seem 
dreadful, chough we wer^ all too 
young to know what a lie I'eally meant. 

1 remember one of the little boys, 
now of reputation as a scholar, preach- 
er and writer — John Calvin Kimball — 
went to Mi=b Kimball and said: 

'■• Lend nae. please, your Ui'ole to 
carry home?" 

" Why, .Johnnie, child, your mother 
has a Bible." 

■■ Yes'm. but it isn't like your's : the 
stories are left ont '. '' 

'•Well, said the good woman, with a 
quiet smile: "if you will be sure to 
fetch it l>aok in the morning, you may 
have it." And the child took home 
that large old Hook— so heavy he coul.l 

(Rev. .John Calvin Kimball, now of 
Hartford. Conn. See page ■ii'i. 'F.->m. 
Hist. Ed. ^■K^Y3.) 

After the morning Bible story and 
the teacher's brief prayer, the simple 
routine of the day b'-gar. Mrst of the 
children read in the Primer. One at a 
time they stool at the teacher's knee : 
she pointed at the letter, and the little 
.student repeated it after her. Some- 
times tliere was a picture bv the side 
of the word which indicated what it 
was. One day little .Mary Evans was 
spelling in this manner. Siie lived in 
the chamber tenement of the ancient 
Knowlton mansion, which then stood 
a few feet south of the Town Hall: 
and her pry-ents soon moved to Salem. 
She was ^^pelling H-E-X, aud when 
Miss Kimball's pointer rented on the. 
the picture of a hen, the child veyy 
promptly vociferated '.■hirkatjidil/j. an'! 
we all laughed. 

There was a cla's in Worcester ~ 
Second Book, a small number in The 
Vcung Reader, and tuo or three hail 

December, 1898 


attained to Peter Farley's Oeog-raphy. of life and bea^ity, was gathered uy 
When the children beciime re^t!ess. but she cnuld never speak to her sor- 

sho wi.uld strike her little bell, and we 
would all sit in order. Then she would 
say— we will sing-: 

Daste thee. Winter, haste away! 
Kar too long- hath been thy st-ay. 

Another very bright and inspiring- 
song we sang- and n.arched about the 
room — keepioir step: 

Children go. to and fro. 
In a merry, pretty row. 

Sometimes she quieted the restless- 
ness by telling- us how grown-up peo- 
ple did ir a sick room: They spoke very 
Softly; they stepped very lig-htly; and 
she would add — '-We will make this 
room like a sick room." The curtains 
would then be dropped, and in the 
darkened room all restles-sness would 
fie qutited. Having diverted the child- 
ren, she went on with the lessons. 

Usu-^llv, however, when we were 

rowing father and mother again. 

(See Fam. Hist-, pages 477-8. Little 
rrisoilla, b. March. 1S18. drowned Sept 
27. lS19;aud her brother Calvin drowned 
in the same river July 22, 18-.'2. — Ed 

After we were through with our les 
sons, the girls and some of the boys, 
had sewing and knittiag. We sewed 
patchwork, hemmed pocket bandker 
chiefs. Miss Kimball basted the work 
and took the first stitches. 

Sometimes she punished. She had a 
whalebone a few inches long. She 
snapped it upon the ears. She had a- 
Fool'-s Crip, which she put over the 
head, like a bag, and buttoned it at 
the neck. It was a diserace to wear 
it, I do not remember that any girl 
wore it. 

When it was time for school to close, 

called to order, it was to hear the story | Miss Kimball struck the bell, and we 

of some little boy or girl she had put our books away. We sang: • 

known. And there would be the moral ] Thus far the Lord hath led me ou, 

to the incident. I can. even now, hear ! Thus far His power prolongs niv aay a, 

her sav: -If vou want others to be i ^"'^ '^'''^7 '^^'='^'"*?" ^*:^'l '?a^l^-.'^ '^°°"-° 
. , .. ! Some fresh memorial of His grace. 

Then the child who had made the 

request -first iu the morning, and who 

was then seated on the cricket at Miss 

kind to you, speak pleasantly to them 

Once in a while a venturesome boy | 
would go too near the river for his I 
safety. To make him cautious she I 

. ,, , , ,, ,.^^, . _. I Kimball s feet, knelt and repeated the 

tcld the story of her little niece, Pris- r >• 

.,, ,.. , ., 1 Lords praver. 

cilia Kimbail: I ,,. ,.,,,, 

, .^., r. • -11 '■ J • .u 1. Aiiss Kimball has many years beeu 

Little Priscilla nved in the house i . ,, ,, ,,. , 

resting in the old High street bury- 

next south of the Stone P.ridge. on the 
river bank. She was playing at sun- 
set outside the door. Her mother was 
getting tea. She baked a cake before 
the fire, which blazed in the large tire- 
place, and laid the table. The family 
'.'ere all ready to sit at the table; but 
I'riscilla did not answer to the call. 
The father and mother instead of eat- 
ing their supper began to search for 
their little girl, for she was only two 
years old. The neighbors came to 
help, for it grew dark and darker, but | 
they could not find her, T 

: ing ground. But her memory is fresh 
iu the many hearts that rise up and 
call her blessed. She was tall and her 
face was plain, but she was a most 
I natural teacher. We doubt if with all 
\ the school room developments and im- 
i provements of later years, little child- 
' ren are any happier than were we in 
I Miss KimbaH's healthful atmosphere. 
I (Who was tuis teacher Sarah Kimball'? 
; Little Priscilla was the daughter of 
P-eiijamin', He had but one brotlier. 

iked the river. The dear little body 
iiJ'.t only a few hours before was full 

Elias, and his daughter Sarah was not 

Sarah, daughter of Abrahan 

Kimball Family Ne\ 



A. KimljaU. 
.-dl expert a! 



eQtor and 
leriy super- 
Jill 'depart- 
ment uf the university of lilinuisana 
the Illiniii.i Industrial ll'.uue for tlie 
lilind in Chieaor,,. died ye^i.-rday at hi> 
res^idence, 41U0 Eilis avenue. A week 
ago lie took a severe eoM. 'vUiuti devel- 
oped into pleuro-pueumonia, and eaus- 
ed his dea'.h. Interment will be at 
Danville. 111. 

.Mr. Kimball was born in 1S34 in 
Oraujre. N. 11. After leavin<r coUetre 
he went to Uost.iu and entered tiie 
shops >d the Spenoer Repeating Uilie 
Company. His icventive skill wonhim 
rapid promotion and he became fore- 
man and then superintendent of the 
works. He went iuto the army at the 
breaking out of the civil war. bat was 
recalled, as his skill was of more value 
in the shoo than in the tield. 

He remoVed to UanviUe, 111., in 1S73. 
and beeame an instructor in the me- 
chanical department of the University 
of Illinois, where he remainel for 12 
years. Durin"- the last two years of 
his life he was connected with the 
Western Electrical Company. 

He survived his wife two years. He 
left three childien— Edwin an(t Uonrad 
Kimball and .Mrs. Edward Goldschmidt. 

We take the above from the Chicago 
press dispatches dated November 14. 
The XKW.S has room this month for no 
such mention as the subject merits 
We had little thouf,'ht ever to be called 
to write a memorial sketch of this our 
uncle, the early companion of our boy- 
hood days, but will try to do so for the 
January number of the The 
subject is one which may possess more 
than merely family interest. 

The article by Capt. F. M. Kimball 
n this number has some intereslin^^- 
points. It larifely refers to the Perr; 
family, and it is curious to note how it 
is Lraced hi.-k throug-h and beyond 
Richard Kimball. Then tha families 
become separated and after a few gen- 
erations are again united. There are 
of many similar oases, gencially 


Edward Carleton Kim-jall and Mi^, 
Emma Mabel Varney, both ol Lynn. 
Mass., were married April iU, Isiis. U 
was a pink and white wedding and was 
a very attractive local event. The cere- 
mony was performed by the Rev. 
George H. Cheney, in the .South-Street 
Methodist Church. The whole affair 
was characterized by all the niceties of 
a refined a.nd cultivated society, with- 
out a, sign of vulgar ostentation. Mas- 
ter Howard. II.. the young brother ot 
the groom was page and carried the 
silver salver in which rested two rings, 
and was accompanied by a little flower 
girl. The groom is the eldest son of 
Rufus Henri" Kimball, wholesale dry 
goods dealer at Boston. (Fam. Hist.. 
p. 93S.) 

At Xew Ireland. P. Q.. October Jii. 
ISO.S. Miss .May Marshall, youngest 
daughter of Mr. .JoSi^ph Marshall, and 
Jonas Osgood Kimball. The occasion 
was a very happy one. and tftcr the 
ceremony at Christ's Church the invit"d 
guests to the number of ninety assem- 
bled at the home of the bride's parents. 
The bride is the popular organist of's Church, and the bridegroom is 
the fourth child and the oldest son of 
Aaron Thomas Kimball, (i'aja. Hist. p. 


Page l.i-"> — i Kimball Xews) Rollin Hib 
bard Kimball married .luly i, Is-"- 
(not iBt'i'i as printed.) 
May 1. ISi;.") tnot May 111). 

William .\. Pegues (farmer) re 
sides in Chesterdeld Co., S. C 
(not N C.) 

Eliza Mcintosh died .Januar; 
19. liSij (not ISSS). 

Eleanor .Moint ish. born Aug 
nst -*. 157'.< (not lUT'J). 


Colonel Daniel Burns Dyer of Augu-s- 
ta. <ra.. has had more honors thrust 
upon him. He is now added to the 
(Governor's staff with the rank of Lieii- 
j tenant Colonel. 


December, IS'jS. 

had eleven children, of whom 
eighth Wiis 

Riehard- henry .Scot'tM. wasbovn Ma: 
2i, 10T7-TS in Bradford. Mas 


he died Feb. 20, ITOT-OS. He married 
ia ITUO. Marv Green, and lived in Brad- 

ford. Owned 

3ortion of the sav 

A Sketch cf One Brnnch of the Perry 

To the end t'lul the F-srry line inay 
Vie traced bacic to more remote genera- 
tions and beyond the limit reached in 
the I'ervy cume, the writer followed 
connecting- lines which led him back to 
about the year 1.5f'.5, among the hill.s 
of northern England, wi\ere was found 
a sturdy youth uamcd Henry Scott, 
and a winsome lass bv the name of | 
Martha Whotlock. In after vears thev i '^^'''J ''^'l three children of whom 
married aad set up housekeepiagamoug- MERIT ABLE KIMBALL'.Abraham* oountrr folk and amid the scenes ! T-enjamin' Richard'^ Henry Soott^l was 
of their childhood. Their lives were j the youngest. She was born March 22, 
uneventful. Among their manv chil- n05-0r,: married Obediah Perry of Ro>v- 
dren was one. the beautiful daun-hterHey, Mass., son of Wm. Perry and Hes- 
Ursnla^ who was destined to be the ^^r Hassel, daughter of Richard Hassel. 

n-.ill in Haverhill, Mass.. left him by 
liis father. He died when only a young 
man. His v%-idow remarr'ed in 170S-09. 

ancester of 

almost innumerable 


rerrv"s aucestors came from 

progeny inhabiting this western con- j Enff'a'a'i and settled inCambridge. Mass. 
tioent.' .She won the heart of a stal- Obediah won diitinction as a Captain in 
wart son of Briton. I the French war and was awarded a 

RICHARD KI.MBALL- who was born | large tract of land in Xew Hampshire, 
in Kattle-iden, countv of Suffolk, En 

land, in l.")95. With his wife Ursula 
and several small children he. emi- 
grated to America, coming over in the 
good ship "Elizabeth" in 163-t, and 
settled in Ipswich. >!ass. . where he ex- 
perienced the hardships incident to the 
eariv settlements of America. He 

afterward known as the town of Perry. 
Obediah and wife Mebitable were the 
parents of twelve children, i. e.. .Vbra- 
ham. Ephriam. Obediah. Ebenezer. 
Isaac. Joshui, William, David. Benja- 
min, Francis, Joseph, and Jerusha. 
Capt Obediah and seven of his sons 
lost their lives in the French War. eith- 

rai>ed a family of eleven children and 1 er being killed in battle or dying 
died in June lf>T.^ His wife di.l not long i from disease and e.\-posure. Cme of the 
si'r^ive him, but .lied the following | sons was with Maj. Rogers fighting 
March. IfiTii. Their tenth child was | the Indians. One was shot at St. Johns. 
BENJAMIN' KIMBAr.L= (Richard^ I Caaada. The five remaining children, 
Henry Scott'). He was bom In Ips- ! Isaac, Benjamin. Francis. Joseph and 
wich. in UVIT; died July 11, HKi.i. Mar- j Jerusha settled in Waterborough, 
ried in April, l^^'U, Mercy, daughter of j .Maine. Of these 

Robert Hazelline. He followed the oc- I BENJAMIN PERRY«;Mehitable5 Ab- 
cupation of wheelwright and farmer. | raham* Benjamin' Richard^ Henry 
aud accumulated quite an estate for i Scott') (Obediah. Wil'.iaml born in Aug. 
those times. In lti^3 and li;!i4 he and j 1742: died in Cabot, Vermont. March 
his brother Rioiiard were soldiers un- ! 22, lj29. He married Susannah Potter 
der Capt. Appleton. and served in Kitfg j »vho wa.s born July 17**. died August 
Phillip's war. He was cornet of horse ; 21. 17S'J. in Waterborough. Maine. X 
troops and known as ■'Cornet Ivimball.'' j plain gravestone erected by her son .\n- 
The graves of Benjiimin and Mci-cyj thony in 1S42 marks her grave and that 
Kimball are still to be found in the old j of lier youngest child. Benjamia was a 
cpuetery at Bradford, Mass. Thej I capcriiu in the Revolutionary war and 


Kiinbal! Family Ns 

his old tword is still in possession of his 
nescendants in Vermont. lie settled 
in U'aterl'nroupli. Maine, after the 
French Wut and resided there for over 
fiftj' years, save the time he was in the 
Eevolotiou, ownire- a larg-e and ralu- 
able farm. Late in life he moved to 
Cabot, Vermont: -where he spent the 
remainder of his days, and where he 
died and ivas buried. The children 

I — Mary Perry, born Nov. 30, ITf.t. 
in Ilampstead. N. H. 
II — Joshna Perry, born Jnne 27. 1767, 
iu Hanipstead. N. II. 
Ill — Mehitable Perry, born Jaly 2U, 

1769 in Waterborough. Maioe. 
IV — John Hazen Perry, barn May ?. *^ 
177:2, in Waterborough. Maine. r' 
V^ — Anthony Perry, born April 7 
1774, iu Waterborouph. Maine. 
VI— Nathaniel Perry, born Nov. 22, 
17S1. in Waterborough, Maine. 
VII — Hannah Perry, born Anpust 20, 

17S4, n ^Vaterbo^ough. Maine. 
VIII-Marthu Perry, born July, 1737: 
died Feb. 17. r.'M). 
(V) ANTHONY PEKRY' (Benjamins 
[Mehitable Kimball' Abraham* Kenja- 
min^ Richard^ He.Ty Scott'J Obediah, 
\ViUi;im*) was born in Waterboro'-ig-h. 
Me., April 7, 1774. When a young man he 


Amhony Potter Perry, bornJniy 
2.-.. 1S05; died Feb. 8, 1S75. 
IV-ilaryVinal Perry, born April KT, 
1*W; died Nov. 7, 1894. 
V— Elijah Perry, bom Miircb 30, ISOW: 
died .Sept. 2ij, 18(;4. 
VI— .Susannah Perry, born Sept. 30. 
iHll; died Dec 22, isyi. 
V:i— Charles C. Perry, born Aug-. 13. 

1S13; died June 4, 1881. 
VIII-AUen Perry, bora Oct. 29, isi.-,; 

died Nov. 24, 1889. 
IX— Eliza Augusta Perrj-. born Oct.2.i, 
1820: died Dec. 24, 1820. 
RY* [Anthony' Benjamin" Mehitable' 
Ab.-aham* Benjamin^ Kiehard'^ Henrv 
oott'J Obediah^ William'), was bora 
in Labot. Vt., May 21, 1801; married 
Clarissa Collins of Williamstown. Vt.; 
died in Barling-ton, Vt., Nov. 2ti. isjt' 
He was a physician and practised suc- 
cessfully his profession for many vears 
in Williamstown, Vt. During- the war 
of the rebellion he was a surgeon in the 
army, stationed in the LT. -;. (;eneral 
Hospital at burliugrton. Dr. Perry was 
a very honorable christian man. a life- 
l^ong- member of the Cong-re-ational 
Church. He was as attentive" in the 
practice of his profession among the 
settled in Cabot, Vt , and married Sub- ! P'^'^'" ^* among the rich. He died It the 

mit Wheatley of Urooktield, Vt., March 
17, 1799. who died Jan. 18. 1847. .She 
was a daughter of Nathaniel Wheatley 
of Hrookfieia. Vt. He afterwards mar- 
ried Susan Lance w ho died Sent. 24. 1802 
Anthony T'erry was a highlj- respected 
citizen. He held manj- town rtfices. 
was a captain of the state militia: re- 
cruited a company for the war of i812, 
and was a man of military beariiig. He 
died Nov. 2.i. I;.i4. His children were 
all born iu Cabot. Vt.. to wit: 

I— Nathaniel Wheatley Perry, born 

May 21, IM)!: died Nov. 2-f", 18^7. 

in Kurlington, Vermont. 
n-Klijah Perry born Dec. 9. 1=03: 

died Oct. 11. mil-.. 

years. His wife sur- 
.ears. His children 

Lge of ( 

vived him several 


I-Helen Maria Perr- », married A. K. 
Ballard of Burlington, Vermont 
He was a manufacturer of pot- 
tery. Died -jbout 1870. T!u-y had 
several children, all of whom 
died in infancy. Mrs. liallard 
stil! re.sides in Burlington. 
il— .Martha ,l.ane Perry. married Theo- 
dore Prentiss. ■), lawyer. Resides 
in Watertown. Wis. They have 
two children. 

Ill— Clementine Submit Perry^ horn 
\\ iliiamstown, Vermont. IsJK: 
died in Burlington at the age of 
about forty yeais. 

December, 189S, 

IV— rollin-s Terr 

in William.. 


Aothony' Bi 


diorl in boyhood. 
in. ^>^rnont. 
a" Mehitable'^ Abra- 

liam' IJenjatnin^ Richard'- Henry .Scott'] 
Obediah- Wllliam'i. was born July 2.>, 
iso.i, in Cabat; married Dc?cetiiber H. 
lS3t, Lucy Walbridge. who was born 
February l.i, 1S07, and who died July 
"Jf, ISi^il. -Anthony Pot ter'diud February 
IS, IST.i. He was a thrifty farmer, and 
lived in Cabot all hisdife — a Congrega- 
tionalist. Their children were: 

i — Laura Ann Perry', born Septem- 
ber L'5, 1832, in Cabot: married 
J"ebruary S. 13.->3, Franklin A. 
Senter. who was a carpenter and 
who resided in Mauche>ter, X.H. 
II — Emily V. Perry', born February 
11. 1334: married September. iS'iJ, 
to Ezekiel P. Read. She died 
February li. 1ST9. >'o children. 
Ill — .\nihony A. Perry* bot u April 'M. 
■837; married November 1, lSf)2. 
■.Tulia .\. Gunu of Cabot, who died 
December U'. l^!)-). ^[a^^ied 3d. 
Mattie A. Midg-ftt. who died Feb- 
ruary i.'.i, ISOT. Anthony A. is a 
fanner and resides 'n Walden Ver. 

JV— Cornelia K. Perry', born March i 
17. 18-iO; married November 1. | 
1S()2. John Austin, who is a farm- | 
er i'n<l resides in Amoskear. X.H. 
V— Jewett \V. Perry", born in Cabot. 
April l.i. 1S42. He entered the 
service of his country in the war 
of the rebellion in a X. H. Cavalry 
reo-imeut. He died in the U. S. 
(General Hospital at .\le:^andna, 
A'irs'inia. in July. 1»i").t, and was 
burled in the Xational Cemetery 
at .\rling-ton. A monument which 
marks bis g-rave. was ■erecteii to 
his memory: a brave soldier. 
(Ii The children of LAURA AXX 

I— Nellie A. .-enter'-", born Febru- 
ary 27. married February". 
1877, toS. W. Uarlow: occupation. 

blacksmitli. Rij.sidence. Reed's 
Ferry. X". TI. They have two chil- 
dren: Laura Ann", born Sept. l:.', 
1877: Frankliu \\M, born Febru- 
ary 7, 1ST9. 

II— Florence M. Senter'""', born Jan.G. 
18.',7: married Guy Brown Dec.;4. 
IsfiO. She was a teacher for 
many years, ilr. Brown is an 
electrician. Residence, Man- 
chester, X. H. They have two 
children: X'ellie E.", born May 9, 
1893: Louise C"; born ■3anua'-y 
31, 1895. 
HI — -MiccL. Sezitei'", born Xovember 

29. 1«(5-: died iLarch ?9. 18t!8. 
IV— Minnie A. Senter™. born Feb. 3, 
l<r,8: died March 7, 1872. 

V— Emma L. Senter'", born July 10. 

1872: died May 29. 1878. 
VI — .\rtluir Perry Senter'", born Xov- 
ember 22. 187.T. He graduated 
from the hiirh school: is a prom- 
ising- youDcj man. and has been 
employed for the last four years 
on the "Daily Mirror'' of Man- 

(IIli Children of AXTHOXY A. and 

I— Walter Jewett Perry'", born Jan- 
uary 14. 180.=;: married Eva J. 
Waldo of Cabot, Vermont. Janu- 
ary ]. 18'.>o, They have two chil- 
dren: Ralph Waldo", horn Janu- 
ary 7. 18'il: Liia Julia", born 
Xovember .=>, ISOo. Residence. 
^Valaen, Vt. 

(IV) Children of CORNELIA E. and 

I — Leslie Perry'", born January .5. 
1SI)4. in Cabot; married Ruth 
Wheeler. 8. 1893. He is a 
musician and resides in P.arre. Vt. 

II— Charles Hiram"', born in ^abot. 
July IS. ISfi.-i; married .Nellie Ad- 
aui-. June 30. 1888. He is a farm- 
er and reside.s in East Cabot. Vt. 
They have tivo children. Mary". 
born .fiuie 7. 1802: Marcia". born 
May 19. 1894 


Kimhail Family News. 

Ill— Flnl.ilp Anthony", b. Nov. H. 
1S73. lie married Gertrude V'au 
Betz, Auifust 1. 1*93. They have 
one child; Coiisuelo^', born May 
30. li'M. He is a dentist and re- 
sides in .Stamford, Coon. 
thony' BeDJamiu''Mehitable''.\brah;im* 
Benjamin* Ricliard- Henry Scott'] Obe- 
diah* \Vi)liami) She was born in Cabot. 
Vt.. April 1ft, ISO"; married Joseph Hoy t. 
December l'.>. ISSJ, who was born April 
14, 1S06, and died 2, 1S70 at, 
Cimeron, Mo. She died in Topelta, 
Kaiisar,, Nov. 7, l -iJH. Joseph Hoj't was 
a prosperous farmer and lived in Cabot 
until 1363, when the family moved to 
Missouri. He and hia wife were both 
earnest Christian people and active in 
church work. Be was a deacon in the 
Congregational church for many years, 1 
Mrs. Uoyt was a very inlellectnal 
woman, a great reader, and possessed 
rare christian virtues 


I — Alrisa Nc-aly^, (adopted), born 
Aujru^^t 31. 1S:U; died Feb., ISS.'i. 
She married David N evens. 
They had seven children, viz: 
Geoi-gre"'. Abbie'". May'*", Nellie'", 
Fred'". J'raak'", and Grace. Sev- 
eral of them died in childhood. 
11 — Lucy Bieelow', born January 17, 
1S34; died at Cameron. Mo., Sept 
L'4, 1372. She married Arthur C. VI 
Burbank of Limerick, Maine., in 
135'J. They were both successful 
teachers for many years. Prof. 
Burbank died at Gallhem, Mo., 
June 2, 18'j2. Child: Linnie-". born 
May 11. Is62; married Samuel C. 
Scott of Pittsburg-. Pa.. Oct., isvf5. 
Children: Thurlstane''. Arthur 
B.", John", and Lucien>'. 
Ill— Enoch Smit'i».born March 26.1S3t;: 
was a ".oliiier in the war of the 
rebellion, and died in the U. S. I 
General Hospital in Montpelier- 
Vermont. Oct I. 186."). He riad an i VII 
honorable record as a soldier. 

' — Susannah S.'. born April 11. 1S.3!): 
married F. M. Kimball. (.See Isr,-, 
Kimball History.) September 27. 
1863. He was a soldier m the 
war and wasdischarg-ed from thi- 
s< ryice with the rank uf Captain, 
Jan. 1, 1S(W, after a continuous 
service of over seven years, lit- 
was tviice wounded in battle. 
Now resides in Topeka, Kau.sus. 
Busines.s, secretary of the .Etna 
Loan Company. Children: 1, C'uil 
Willis'", born Au^ist 2i\, 1,^.57, i,, 
Lawrenceville, Virginia. Edu- 
cated at St. James .Military Acad- 
emy, Macon, Missouri. Married 
December 31, 189G, .Tennie Shep- 
herd of WiUsboro, N. Y. He is 
in business witU .\ustin Kimball 
i Co., fruit dealers. New York 
City. Child: Richard Shepherd" 
(See No. 11, K.F.N.), born Decem- 
10. 1807. 2. Mary Gertrude'", born 
Jlay 9. 1870; died December U. 
1870. 3, Claude Frederick'" born 
May 27. 1373. Educated at Wes- 
leyan College. Cameron.. Missouri. 
i. .Maud Louise'", born Decern ler 
22, 1377. Educated at College 
Sisters of Bethany, Topeka. Kan- 
sas, and resides with her parents. 
-Wheatley Perry^, born September 
2'.i. Ii*40; died May 11, 1359. He 
was a young man of promise. 
-Abigail Smith", born August 7. 
1S42; died December 23, 1302; 
married .Amasa W. Carpenter of 
Cab.:>t, Vermont, March 2, IStJC. 
He was a soldier in the late w ir, 
and died June 14, 1802. They 
resided for the most part in Cam- 
eron. -Mo. Children: 1, Horace'", 
born in 1363 an Idled when about 
eight years of a^'e. 2. Alfred W." 
born March, ISYo; died -April 7. 
1897. 3. Frank Nelson'", born 137i'.; 
resides in Kansas City, Missouri. 
4. Evelyn'"- born April 16, 137U. 
-.Joseph Tristam", born July 24. 
18.iO; was a farmer and stockman 

December, 1S')S. 



for many years iu ye>iru>ka. 
Xo.v resiiies in Denver. C>'i irailo. 
VIlI-Frank I'erry", born .hint- -7. I-VJ; 
married at Cameron, Mo., Annie 
Payne. September 27, 1373. He 
i->a railroad euCTineer. Resides 
at Thotnast.)Q, Michitrau. Chil- 
dren: Fred'" and Kate. 
(Vi E[.I.J.\nrERRY'( [Anthony' Ben- 
jamiu'* Mehitable* Abraham* Benjamin^ 
Richard^ Henry Seott'] Obediah^ Wil- 
liam'), born iQ Cabot, Vt., .Nfarch 30. 
ISOrt: married Abigail F. Hoyt. Xovem- 
ber 34, l'53ii. She died of consumption 
December 2. ISif). Their married life 
was very htppy. >[arried 2d. Martha 
H. Coburn. June 2. 1S47. In early life 
he becimf a clerk in the mercantile firm 
of Scott and Palmer of Cabot. Vt. A 
few years later he and his brother-in- 
law. Joseph Hoyt bouyht out the busi-, and the firm of E. Perry it Co. 
continued for many years, adding- to it 
other bu.siness enterprises, flouring- 
mill, saw mill, etc. He was a member 
of the Congrei'-ational Church, and an 
earnest worker in the Church and Sun- 
day School. Was hig-hly respected by 
everyone. He died comparativeh- a 
young- niau. September -6, IS'U. His 
widow, Martha B. died Xovember -34. 

I— Charles Ueory-'. born July 4. 1840: 
received an Academic education, 
and was employed during the 
vacations in his father's store. 
When the Civil War broice out, 
he enlisted in the Fourth Vt. 
Re^t.. September 1, ISiil. He 
was a brave and faithful soldier, 
and fell in battle, while fij-hcing- 
for las country, at Cold Harbor. 
Virg-inia, June 1, lSfi4, and was 
buried on the battlefield. 
II— William Allen'-" (a.i born March 3C' 
H4='.: leceived a g-ood education, 
imbibed a spirit of patriotism, 
and like his brother, entered the 
army in defeosa of his countrv. 

lie %vas a member of the E'irst 
Vermont Baud. Re- 
mained w ith the army until Sep- 
tember, 18t>3, when he was dis- 
charaed on account of sickness. 
He returned to Cabot. Vt. . and 
eng-a<»ed in mercantile pursuits 
until lSt57, then emigrated weat 
and pursued the same business 
at Plover and Steven's Point. 
Wis., until his death, which oc- 
curred April '24, ISSO. He was 
a member of ohe Presbyterian 
Church. He married in 1866, 
Emma Leonard of Royalton, Vt. 
They h-id three children; Abbie 
K'", Fred W.'", and Leonard'-'-. 
Abbie married in December, IS'Jl. 
Howard M Whiting of Des .Moines 
Iowa. Th(-y reside in Portland, 
Oregon. Fred is also married 
and resides in Ues Moines, Iowa. 
He is manager of a weeklv News- 
paper called -'The Record". Leon- 
ard is married and lives in Port- 
land, Oregon. He is a printer by 
trade. The widow of William 
Allen married Edward Cowles 
and also resides in Portland. 
Ill— Joseph Francis^ (b) born March 
30. 1845. being the twin brother 
William Allen. When not in 
school, he was employed in his 
fatter's store. At the death of 
his father, he and his brother 
William conducted the business 
for .=everal years, the partnership 
dissolving- in 1867. He sold out 
in 1870, and removed to Red Wing. 
Minn. In August, 1873 he agraia 
engag-ed iu mercantile business 
with his brother at Stevens Point 
Wisconsin, which continued for 
several years. He then went to 
Minneapolis, Minn., where he 
now resides. Is book-keeper and 
cashier for a larg-^ m«rt-v-age 
and brokerage firm. Is a men- 
hiT of the Presbyterian cliur^b. 
Ue married on Diicdmber . ,. 

Kimball Fai-ailv News. 

Lizzie P. Swctt of Limeiiok. 'Me., 
a lady of rare worth. Cliiklrec: 
Elkauah!~-\vetl'''aiuUieori>-e I'Van- 
cib'", twins, born March 15, IsTS: 
died in infancy. Che.ster Swett'". 
born November H, 1879. He lives 
with his parents, and is a very 
bright and promising young man. 
IV — Abbie.M.", born in Cabot Vermont. 
September i3. 1S4S. Was a very 
lovely child. Died November U. 
lS6'i.- Her death a great 
blow to her parent.s. 
Ijenjamiii' Mehitable Kimbalr Abra- 
ham* Benjamin" Riuhard- Henry Scot t^] 
Ursula- ilartha Whotloek') born 
April 30. ISU, in Cabjt. Vt.; married 
October y. is.i'i, .\raes Walbridge, born 
May 1.-.. IS 10 : died July 29, 1S4.3. She 
died December i2, 1S'.)1. She resided 
all of her life in the town of her birth, 
and was a devitc 1 cliristian motlier. 

I — John W.Walbridg-e", born October 
?S. I"i:i3: married Mary JaneStone 
of Cabot, .June 'J. ISin. who died 
about ISSO: married Jd, Mary Mai- 
lin Qubbell, August 3, ISSl. who 
died April 1. ISSl; married 3d, 
Krta Gilker.-on of Greensboro. 
Vt.. Jan. 21. isd.i. He is a. pros- 
l-eroiis farmer and resides in 
(. abot. Children: 1, Edward Pay- 
sun'", bjrn February 17, l;<t)."i: 
married October 4. lSi>2. Linnie 
D. Foster, who was born Novem- 
ber 9, 1S70. Children: Maidena 
Elsie": born December 13, l.-<',i3. 
and Morris Edward"' born .Tuly 
S. isyi). Edward Payson"'" is a 
thrifty young farmer, and in 
connection "ith his father-in- 
law Mr. Fo.ster. ha.« become quite 
celebrated a.s a manufacturer of a 
tine quality of maple sugar. Ke- 
si4es. Cabot. -2, Fred W.'\ born 
Dec.l, K-<i>fi: married March 7. l!''.i+. 
Nellie D Hale of Cabot, who was 
boi-n Julv 1>. 1S74. He died June 

le, 1!S'.»7. 3, Carrie'"^, bom .June V. 
IS-S-': died April 1, l.'^si. 4. Harry" 

. born October 17, lSSi>. 

I— Mary Vinal Walbridge^ born Jan 
2S, l!*,34: died December 10, ls:V.\. 
married t4eo. T. Ilazcn of Hart- 
ford, Vt , March V-,. l«i;o. and v,-- 
sidediu Hartford until horrlealh. 
Children; 1. Ch-irles llrrbert^-. 
I born -July H, l^iU, He married 

Ada .Shattuck of East I.andaiV. 
N. H.. May .'). 18S1. Children: 
Ralph William'* born June 1'.'. 
lS3t3. Allen Eugene", born Dec. 
7, ISOO. Residence Hartford. 
Hattie Jane'", born July 13, l>r,3. 
in Hartford: died August IS'.IO. 
3, Alien Walbridge'", born Oct. 
3. ISiw; maiTied Fannie Calista 
Harvey, of Cabot. November >;. 
IS'Sl. Children: Mary", 
born October l.i. Is9l. I'aul Elar- 
vey" born .May '-'. l->;i7: both iu 
Saratoga, N. Y. 

I — Don Carlos Walbridge', born Feb. 
• 3, 133S; enli.sted in the Seventh 
Vermont Re.:iment.. and died in 
Pensacola, Florida. Nov. :.'7. ISi;.'. 
He was a brave soldier and gave 
his life for his country. 

'—Susan Amelia Walbriilge", born 
-April 12. 1840: died April 2, l-^D^;. 

" — .Vllen A. Walbridge'. born April .', 
Is43. Received a commercial 
education, went west in the sprina" 
of isii'i. and engaged in inercan- 
tMr- >:'i-!nes^ in Madi-.,n. Wis. 
Aft.T a f.--.v yt-ars lie relieved to 
U,-U-- Wi... where hp still rc-,i^;.'s 
loll-wing mercantile parsui'.s. 
He has always been an active 
business man. finding s.niic time. 
however, to give to the cause of 
I temperance and other social and 

moral reforms. He married sar- 

December, 1S')8. 

20 7 

Minnie", b.^rn Sept. ("i, ISTO: mar- 
ried Dr. F. W. .VdaaisOQ of Mil. 
vvrtukee. Sept. 1.1, l^'.U. and dio 1 
Oeoember -', IS'J.'i, leaving a young- 
child. Slie was an excellent young 
lady, and her deatli was a very 
sad atlliftioa to her many friends. 
3. Fannie Hose"', born July 29. 
1S72; graduated from the State 
University at Madison, and has 
been a teacher for several years 
in the Ilijh Seho,jl at Bcloit with 
marked success. 3, Carrie Susan'^' 
b )rn Sapt. 30. 1^73; ^raluated 
from the Midison lli^h Suhojl 
and has been a successful teach- 
er for several years. 4, Allen Har- 
vey'" born March fi, IsTtj. .i. Fi- 
nest Lucien'^. born .June 17, ISTT, 
Received a good business educa- 
tion, and fur several years has 
been a traveling salesman for 
the firm of G.F. Harver & Co-, 
of Saratoga, X. Y. 

Mrs. Walbridge also descended 
from the Perrys. Her grand- 
father on her mother'sside being- 
Calvin Perry, and lived in Can- 
ton, St. Lawrence County. X. Y.. 
and died in l.'^ll. His wife was 
a Miss Fclton from «oston. who 
tlied soon after her husband. 
They left two children. Theo- 
(lotia. born 1803. the motner of 
Mrs. Walbridge: and Calvin bore 
about ISIO. Calvin died in Te.xas 
date His father, Cal 
vin, who was the grandfather 
of Mrs. Walbridge, was one of 
t.velve children of Pliineas Perry 
and Hester (Jates. They lived in 
northern X. \' The names ci 
the twelve children were .histus. 
Daniel. Thomas. Hannah. Wil- 
liam. Luther. Luke. Lucretia. 
Calvip. Martha. lleman.aJui Phi- 
nea-. I very gladly leave it for 
s.-vmr one cl.-e t.j Trace this branch 
of the IVrry faui.i.i . 
iVIl; CUAl^l-1^'' '-'■ l'i--;i'KV» l[.Va- 

thony- Tlenjamir/' Mehitable Kimball' 
Abraham*. itenjamiu^ Uicliard- Hen-ry 
S.'0'-t=j l.)ba.liah= William') born August 
v.',. 1S13, in C-abot; married June 7, IS-IO, 
.\bigail Washburn Walbridge, who 
was born April 7, 1S17 He died June 
-I, IS.Sl, and his wife died December 3. 
18^4. They resided in Cabot all their 
married life. A kind neig"-bor and a 
christian man. 

I— Helen Maria Perry', born Novem- 
ber 30, 1841: married G. Cordova 
Hatch, Xovember 28. 18G7: died, 
after a long and palntul illness, 
borne with Christian fortitude. 
May 13. 1S96. Mr. Hitch is a 
merchant. Residenee.Cabot. Child: 
Charles Perry", born March 19, 

H— Ames Boyd Perry' born June -. 
1845: married September 3. 1S71. 
Elizabeth Jane Gilchrist, who 
was born September --'9. 18.'il, in 
Mclndoe Falls, Vt. Mr. Perry 
is a prosperous merchant, and 
was postmaster .several terms, 
r.e-sides in Mclndoe Falls. Chil- 
dren: Mabelle Louise'", born Nov 
ember 27, 1»7.-), a very interesting- 
anvl intelligent young lady. Vir- 
ginia Elizabeth'", born April 2, 
Il£— .Mary Louise P'^rry'*, born April 
20, 184';!: married October 4. 1-570. 
Charles James Bell of Walden. 
Vt , who was born .March 10, 1845. 
He is an extensive farmer, and 
engages largely in the m-anufac- 
ture of maple sugar and dairy 
prodacts. He is pre.->ident of the 
]- • National Orange: served several 
terras as State Senator: also as 
Pailroad Commissioner, ana is at 
present a member of -the State 
lioard of Agriculture. Mrs. Hell 
is a noble i-hristiap woman, and 
tlieir is a happy one. Chil- 
dren: 1. Adine Men ill'-', born 
May ITi. 1874. Has bt-en teaching 
=ev<-ral -.-ear- -.viiii .siguaUuccebS. 



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tion. V t.; pust- 
thony' Eenjauiiij« Ar.'lntable 
ham< BenjamiuTlicliavl- li.-nr; S^^J 
Obadiah'' William') born ii. Lib. i, Oc- 
tober ;9, 1515: married NHvemVer 19, 
lS4t), Almira O. Fhilpot. of Limerick. 
Maine, who was corn !March 1?. l^\:u. 
Her mother was 'Martha TV-rry. a 
descendant of Obadiah IVrr.\ Mi- 
Perry died Xoreiuber J-i. l^-.i. iic 
was a useful and influeutial citizen 
and held manj- town ottices in Cabot. 
He was town clerk for many year.>, 
and his worthy and erlicieiit wife 
rendered him great assistance in t)- e per- 
formance of the duties of ttiat oiiice. 
Since his death Mrs. Ferry h;->s resided 
among; her people in Limerick, Maine, 
where she still makes her home. No 
children. Both members of the Meth- 
odist Church. 

(\I) XAXHAXIEL PERRY", another 
son of Capt. ISenjamin' settled at Ca- 
bot, Vt., and left many descendants :ind 
1 would nouiinate Mrs. Harriett I'erry 
Goodwin of Minneapolis. Minn., as a 
suitable person with time and ability, 
to write up that branch of the family 

F. M. KiMBAI.L." 

Chicaoo Tribute to the Dead 

Impressive services were held in 
Chicag-o, November 13. at the- dedica- 
tion of a monunu'nt to the memory of 
those of the First Reg'iment who gave 
their lives in the late war. Amonu- 
these was Frivate Eugene I!. Kimball 
.son of the Chicago banker, Eugene S. 
Kimball. This young hero left a home 
possessed of all the comforts that 
wealth can afford, and as many otliers 
did, aeceyted manfully all the hard- 
ships of a soldiers life. He was yet. a 
Ij'iy, not entered upon man's estate, 
I'v.t when disease came in the midst of 
II. .ty. refused to yield, and marched 
when he should have been in the hos- 
pital. He was able to reach home how- 
ever. un'"'er hi.s father's care when the 
war was over, but it was tlieu too late, 
and his name was one on the Roll of 
Honor. The addresses at the shaft on 
this occasion were b^- some of Chicago's 
most eminent men, including Dr. Thom- 
as and Bishop Fallows, and were not 
only eloquent but affecting. 

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DtKD Cmcvi O. NdVKMIiKU 13, ]S'.:-?. 

(Fa-uily History page imj3, ylso Family Nk'.vs. L'fcein'ier, IS'J-^.) 
Echvin Alonzo Kimball was biirn in Oran<^e, N. H., Xovem-- 
-r 2L 1834, the jouiig-o-t of nine clji'.drcn, one of whom died in 


Kimball Isur.ilv Xc^S 

infancy. His father died when he -was less than seven years old. 
He v,-as thus left to the care of his mother, a daug-hterof Deacon 
Benjamin Fowler. She v.-as a -woman of remarkable talent and 
left "her impress upon both children and grandchildren. 

The Fowler and Kimball families were early united. Joseph 
Fowler came to America in 1634, and with his father settled in 
Ipswich. Mass.. and after Richard Kimball went from Watertown 
to Ipswich, sold him forty acres of land and married his daug-h- 
ter, Martha Kimball. 

This Orange home v.-as one of those rug-g-ed mountain farms 
where hard work and rigid economy are required to insure a 
livelihood. The parents had succeeded in educating the eldest 
son. a deaf mute, a victim of scarlet fever, and four of the older 
children had left the family home while another four remained. 
Of these, two were boys of ten and seven years respectively. To 
manatfe this rough "farm with these two small boys was the 
problem before this brave mother. But she solved it although 
new responsibilities were soon added in the care of grandchildren- 
Lucinda Fowler Kimball was a woman of tireless energy with 
a mind as active as her little body. She was well read in the 
standard books of the day, familiar with English poets and giv- 
en to apt quotations. These often excited an interest in the 
young pei'ple and sent them rummaging in the old attic for 
books packed away in boxes and trunks for the want of room 
elsewhere. Her love for the beautiful found its best expression 
in her flower garden which was alv.'ays the wonder of the 
neighborhood. She was a masterful teacher and guide, seldom 
ever using the rod. She was one of the early reformers in many 
ways. The children and grandchildren under her care vcere led 
and not driven. When they were made to hate slavery and 
intemperance and all immorality, there was no galling of the 
silken threads that led them on. There were no stern lectures 
and forbidding rules. There were pictures and examples held 
up to view as worthy to be copied and followed, but how or why 
they appeared vras' not apparent. This, some of us learned in 
after years and we have often thought hers a very admirable sys- 
tem of character building. 

That country school district was on the watershed betv,-een 
the Connecticut" and Merimac rivers. It joined the town of 
Groton. where so manv of Hopkinton Kimballs had settled and 
from which many went to Elgin Illinois. (See Fam. Hist. p. 
171, Samuel and'hi^ descendants, including Joseph and his larire 
family, mostly girls, page 323, ancestor of Colonel Dyer, Dr. 
Alfred K. Hills, and many others, i 

It is recalled that in this school not a family indulged in 
liqu,or or profanity and every boy in the school was free from 
these vices. 

Januarv, 180''. 211 

Such v.-orc the influences under which Edwin Kimball 
grow toward manhond. He was by nature ethical, and his en- 
vironment streng-thened his moral convicti(3ns. His puritanical 
inheritance sometimes made him show an intolerance which was 
really foreiLrn to his nature. Unfortunately he was almost en- 
tirelywanting- in that tact, so predominant in his mother. While 
he might retrain from speech he could not conceal his contempt 
of all that was unmanly. It was this want of tact, that, under 
other circumstances, might ha. 'e resulted more seriously in his 
war experience as related below. 

But withal he was a lover of exact justice. An incident in 
our early school life will illustrate this. He was some twelve 
or thirteen Tears old. As above intimated that school was a 
model of morality. There was not a bad or vicious pupil in it. 
There had never'been a case of serious trouble or disobedience. 
The teacher, Osborne by name, was new, and as he afterwards 
explained had been grossly and maliciously misinformed. It was 
near the close of the first "day of the winter term. The writer 
of this sketch was sitting quietly at his desk close to the opposite 
wall, when suddenly a heavy ruler struck the partition and fell 
at his feet. Looking up he "was ordered to take it to the teach- 
l er's desk. Then others were called up until a line of ten or 

I twelve was formed, the writer at the head and Edwin Kimball 

I at the foot. He was the largest in the line. Commencing at 

I the head each one was then given a few stinging blows on the 

[ palm of the hand. Xot one had the least idea why it was done. 

I Reaching Edwin, at last, the teacher did not ask for his hand, 

i but did ask if he thought he could obey the rules of the school 

i if he was not feruled. To this Edwin replied in effect, that the 

! pupils of that school had always been obedient; that not one of 

? those he had just punished knew why it was done, and that if 

I they deserved it he did also, and thereupon held out his upward 

I palm. ,_Xo blow was given and the school was dismissed. Later 

I on that teacher was grieved enough at the mistake he made. 

I A few years later Edwin Kimball, who had developed more 

I or less of mechanical genius, went to Winchester, Mass., the 

I home of his eldest brother Ozro, (No. 1999, p. 901) where he en- 

Itered a machine shop. Here he served his time, and acquired 
much of that skill that afterward served him so well. 
About the time he had finished his apprenticeship the Kansas 
struggle began and he was one of the lirst to reach Topeka. 
I Here he remained a short time, and there being few open- 

I irigs for his trade he returned to the east. 

* In 1S59 he married Miss Emma M. Alexander of East Ca- 

naan, N. H. Sne was born in Vermont, but had left that state 
with her mother up<3n a second marriage. About this time 
severrl young women, who have since become well known were 
becoming prominent. Among these were Gail Hamilton, Har- 

-12 Kimball Familv News 

riet E. Prescott now Mrs. Spofford. ^-ith a warm place in the 
hearts of Ips.vK-h people, Ellen Louise Chandler, now Mrs.Moul- 
ton. Miss ^Vetherell had published her Wide Wide World and 
Miss Maria Cummins, the Lamplig-hter; and Edna Dean Proctor 
of New Hampshire had compiled Henry Ward Beecher's Star 
Papers. To these mig-ht be added Emma M. Alexander, whose 
fug-itive poems and stories had appeared in the leading- iournals. 
but whose lig-ht was soon to go out, as well as Anna Doufj-lass 
Green, I. Marian Douglass, Fam.llist. p. 551) and our own Harriot 
McEwen Kimball (p. 686. ) 

The marriag-e of Miss Alexander promised to increase 

her literary usefulness. FMwin had a g-ood position in Boston. He 

was a man of line pergonal appearance, cultivated and refined. 

His tastes were literary and musical. He; was a member of the 

Handel and Haydn and other societies. He not onlv enjoyed but 

improved the advantag-es offered by these associations, and this 

enabled the young- wife to also profit by them. PJut she soon fell a 

victim to consumption and died at her old home in East Canaan in 

the fall of lS/)0. She was an ideal poet. The calmness with which 

she reg-arded death is distinctly recalled. She knew it was near, ! 

but the changing autumn tints of the mountain forests were^ as I 

charming as ever, even though typical of her own existence. She j 

had ordered her burial robe in advance, and on one occasion 1 

shortly before the end, showing it to a friend, said, '-Is it not I 

beautiful?" j 

[ ^ A year or two later brought on a somewhat unusual war ex- ' 

I perience, one incident in which not onlr throws some light on I 

his own character, but illuminates again the discrimination, if | 

not the sympathetic nature of President Lincoln. I 

I Perhaps the following letter written by Mr. Kimball to * 

I Sarah Louise Kimball of San Francisco, only" a few months be- i 

r fore his death will afford the best introduction to this oeriod. 1 

He writes: ' | 

1 -'ee by thf Family History (p. SIOl that vnur lather was a hero in the Civil j 

\^ ar. and you may womier why ray v.-ar record ■« as so short I wUl t- xplain 

. br.aly I enlisted at Boston in ihe Eu-inefr Corps, .tappers and Miners. 

under Capt. J. l>.. McPher.son (afterwards killed in Tennessee; re"-ular i 

army, all ottieer.s graduates of West Point Hefore the war there were'only 

two companies, --A- and -ir. coinpnsed of l.-;oinen each, with 30 ser<rcanis. 

and ..Ocurporals. Those two companies were composed of a lot of tomdi*: 

dninkarUb. criminals and others too lazv t,o w-ork. Conr'ress passed an act 

mcreasmg the corps by two companie.s. -|- and ■■T)-. "'The'^eants and 

ei^rporuis of those companies were supposed to be taken from the ranks of 

1 enlisted men. but in fact maay of the oidraeu from Companies --A^atid --I!" 

were put into those places. I was sent to West Point for a time to drill 

f and wait orders. While there I saw in the barracks several soldiers who 

, Were under arrest for drunk-.'uess. and had quite an experience with that 

j class of soldiers We were soon sent to Wa-hins-ton. where one of iheiu 

t was reduced to tlie ranks for drunkene^s. order read bv Lieutenant Weil.'.el. 

(after-cards General WeitZ'.d) before the whole baltaiiou. (.>n oue oe our 

; cainpaig-ns to Harper's l\rry oue of our Serseants was sodrunk we had to . 

Jauuarv, lS''»f>. 213 

put him into tlie bafjf^age oar witli our bridge materia! — carried him as 
freisfht. We put a brid<re across the Potomac for Kank's army, 20.000 men. 
to cross over itito Virg-iuia, then returned to Wushiug-ton. loaded a lot of 
bridge material, batteaux, boats, etc., upon steamers to cro down the river 
to I'ortress Monroe: but previous to that the "Youne Napoleon," G. B. 
McClellan started out on a uampaig-n to meet the enemj' somewhere be- 
yond Fairfax Court House; we fouua some wooi'en cannoQ but the enemy 
had been srone several days, .so we marched up tlie hill and down asain. 
Well oae night I was detailed for one of our steamers, and for '-Corporal of 
the Guard" we had Corporal Thompson a drunken Irishman and when we 
went on ffuard he could barely walk. It was raining- at the time and the 
deck of the boat was running- with water, lly detail would come 
about ten o'clock, it was then about seven o'clock, and I wanted to get a 
little sleep before my beat came, so I took several bridge planks from a 
pile or deck and laid them on the tloor of the deck to keep me out of the 
sheet of water flowing over it. The Corpi^wal made me put the plauk 
back on the pile aiain, saying. "If you ahvaj-.s get so good a place as that 
to sleep on you will he lucky." I was angry all the way through and not 
in a mood for sleep: when my beat came at ten I was so hot that the per- 
sistent rain failed to cool me, and I mused vk-hi)e the fir» burned 
and the rain pattered on my rubber blanket, and I asked my.self ho%v I 
could stand that sort of thing for tlirte years, to be ordered about by men 
(-.'; whom 1 would not look at if 1 were at home. Before m.orning I formu- 
lated my plan, and when I went to the barracks for my rations 1 took j 
time to write a note to the -Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, sayingthat '", 
I euUoted to serve the country and not to have mv lire wasted through the i 
influence of drunken men, and asked tor a transfer Into a Volunteer Keei- i 

meat. The post boy was ju^t going to the city for mail and I gave my 
letttT to him. so I knew there would be no miscarriage. Afterwards we 
went down the river to Fortres.s Monroe and up through Hampton to 
'-Cornwallis Plain" before Yorktown, where we camped; soon after the 
floods came, and we lived and moved in mud. Then an order came from 
the War Departmt'nt for nie to report at iieailquarters :it once, so I left my 
beloved comrades and alone wended my way tjaok to the Fortress and via 
Baltimore by boat to Washington. That was one day after the Merrimac and 
Monitor had their fight. Through the influence of a congressman and au 
interview with Lincoln I got mj- discharge, so now you see whj- I missed 
being a hero. 

Here is a bare statetnent of facts. Verj little has been said 
of the real grievances that led to the -w-riting- of the letter to Sec- 
retary Stanton, and nothing in detail of the interviews with 
President Lincoln, 

In postscript he says: 

I inherited fmm my mother an undying disgust for the drink habit, 
and a hatred of strong drink, so that surroundings of this sort made it hell 
for me. 

Reference has been made to his want of tact. He had no 
tact, possibly no desire to conceal this disg-ust. He could not, at 
least did not, fail to show the contempt he felt for his carousing 
comrades. As a private the officers of the company were able 
to heap upon him impositions that were unendurable. Advantag-e 
was taken of this power, and no doubt the position was a "hell" 
to him. 

There must have been somethinar unusual in that letter to 
Secretary Stanton to elicit a reply. Stjange that it was not cast 

214 Kimball Family Xwes | 

aside thouofhtlesslj. The first interview with the stern Secro- ' 
tary led to the conclusion that nothing- could be done. He was 
iu the roj^ular army. He did not seek a discharf^e but a trans- 
fer to some volunteer regiment. He did not seek to evade the 
service or shirk any duty. The Secretary expressed his sym- 
pathy and sui^g-ested that he see the President. At first the in- 
terview with President Lincoln was hardly more promising-. He 

asked what were the views of Mr. Stanton and then remarked j 

that the Secretary knew better than he did as to what could be | ■ 

done without detriment to the service. The President was then | 

asked if the decision was final that he should return to his com- | 

pany. He supposed it was. | 

"Then," said Edwin, "I may as well be arrested at once as r 

a deserter, for I will never rejoin that company. Death is far I 

preferable." President Lincoln became interested, and asked | 

lor his story, the g-rounds for his complaint, his former business. i 

and how he came to enlist. These were all stated in sufficient | 

detail and another interview appointed. The President called in | 

the aid of the Member of Congress referred to, and made inves- | 

tig-ation, the result of which was the conclusion that he was of | 

far more service to the country making- fire arras than in usin-,'- |, 

them, and so a full discharge was given him, and he returned | 

to become superintendent of the Spencer Arms Company. ■{ 

After the close of the war his business career was somewhat « 

varied. At one time he was superintendent of the Boston Globe |- 

Nail Company, and then of the Winchester Arms Company. At i 

the time of the Turko-Russian war he was contractor for the 1 

Peabody-Martini Rifle Company of Pr.)\idcnce. R. L, and later ^ 

became identified with the Domestic Sewing Machine Company- | 

of the latter city. | 

On January 17, 1S63, Edwin Kimball and Clara B. Bryant f 

were married in Boston and here two children were born, Edwin | 

Raymond, Nov. 5, lSfj3, now on the editorial staff of the Chicago | 

Tunes-Herald, and Clara Maud, born Nov. 5, 1S(S7, married Jan- J' 

'-.lary 14, IS'4, Edv.-ard Goldschmidt of the Chicago Electric Com- | 

pany. She is a trained musician, having the advantage of l- 

European study, and was a teacher in the University of Illinois. ;, 

Conrad B., the youngest scjn, was born in Providence, R. I., \ 

September 23, 1S73, and is now an architect in Chicago. He | 

too has great musical talent and ranks as a superior vocalist. *. 

All are graduates of the University of Illinois. | 

In 1S73 Edwin Kimball removed to Danville, Illinois, where f 

two brothers and two sisters had long resided, and where the | 

mother died and was buried. The year following he was made [ 

instructor and superintendent of the mechanical department j 

of the University of Illinois, at Champaign. Here he f 

remained twelve years until the place was needed as a reward ; 

for political service within his own party. After this he was | 

January, 1S99. 215 

appointed superintendent of the Illinois Industrial Home for the 
Blind, and after that was connected with the Western Electric 
Company until his death. Mrs. Kimball died nearly two 
years before. She was a brigrht, intellig-ent -woman, a devoted 
wife and mother, a sincere christian woman whose good works 
will live lonij in the memory of others. 

Edwin Kimlall, as a friend writes, ''was made of finer ma- 
terial than most of us, althou(,'-h he had hia peculiarities." He 
was a lifelong student, fond of literature, of music, of art and of 
science. He" loved his home and family and all that was good 
and true. He certainly did have some "peculiarities." Some 
puritanical ideas were a part of his inheritance, and some of these 
became softened with age. JMore of his mother's tact would 
often have saved him from annoyance, but his heart was big and 
in the right place. It had the tender quality of a woman's and 
never can be forgotten how tender on one occasion as the beau- 
tiful life of a precocious loved one slowly slipped away and into 
the unseen. 

No one could have antipated the death of this strong and 
healthy man. He had scarcely ever known sickness. In every 
respect his life had been temperate and no one imagined that 
many years more were not to be his. He was only one of many 
who'seera to have been suddenly taken off this season by the fatal 
pneumonia. He was the first of the live brothers to die a natural 
death. Three before had met their death by accident. 

Perhaps the following inscription, found on page l'")0 of 
"Epitaphs from the Old Eurying- Ground in Groton, Alassa- 
chussetts," may furnish a tit item for the Family News At any 
rate I send it for your decision. S. A. G. 

Lib. Mass. Kist. Society, Boston. 
■>. [Willow Tree and Urn.] 

Soy OF Henkv a>d 
Nancy Kimball. 
died March 31, 1837, 
.Et. 4 vs. and 6 ms. 
Thislovel;/ bud, so young and fair. 
Called hewe by early doom, 
Just rome to see lo'r stre'-t a flower. 
In Paradise would bloom. 

Mrs. Annie Kimball Sloane of San Diego, Cal., (p. 1057~^ 
who has been giving lessons in music and voice culture in San 
Francisco, returned to her home for the holidays. 

216 I 

DItD. * 


Catharine M. Kimball died in Bloomfield, N. J., Wednesday 
morning-, December 21, 18'»S. She was the young-est daug-hter 
of the late Solomon S. and Emily Ann CCiose) Kimball, and 

leaves behind many friends and relatives. i 


At Eaton, Province of Quebec, December 23, 1898, Mrs. | 

Sophia Kimball Ccrok, widow of the late James Cook, ag-ed 73 ^ 

years, 6 months and 20 days. (See page 521 Fam. Hist. J % 


On December 20. ISOS.'Miss Mary E.Kimball, M.D., of Brook- | 

ville, Pa., and Dr. Frank Chester Frisbie of Amsterdam. N. Y., \ 

were married at the bride's home, and the happy couple will set- | 

tie down in \'erraont for p "ctice of the profession to which both .^ 

are de\oted, and which was the profession of their respective ;| 

fathers. The News e.xtends all round congratulations. Mrs. | 
Frisbie is a sister of Granville Kimball noticed elsewhere, i See 
July Kimball News, p. 126. 

Queries and Answers. 

A correspondent writing- to the Boston Transcript, which 
publishes a fenealogfical column every ^Yednesday, asks for the 
ancestry of Robert Kimball who married Susanna Atwood, and 
whose daughter Susanna married Lieut. Ebenezer Ayer. 

See Kimball History, page bl, Robert Kimball' Eenianiin- 
Richard'. His mother -v^-as ^lercy Hazeltine, page 45. He was 
born in Bradford, Mass., March b. Ib75, and died. Haverhill, 
Mass., Feb. 24, 1743. Susanna Kimball, born May 25, 1707, 
married Ebenezer Ayer, March 29, 172b. 

The Christmas dinner under the auspices of the Kimball 
Mission, was one of the features of Christmas Eve at the City 
Hall. There was the usual supply of turkey and cran- 
berry sauce with plenty of mince pie. "Mrs. Kimball, who has 
charge of the mission, '?aid that arrangements had been made to 
feed three hundred persons. After they had been supplied the 
residue wunt to the uewsbovs of the Citv Hall Park. — New York 


Sumner lucre^-^e Kimball of the U. S. Lit",; Savins Service. 

The late storms along: the Atlantic Coast have broug-ht into 
prominence, once more, the Life Saving: Service of this nation 
the like of which is to be found in no other country. 

The papers have been tilled with accounts of the disasters, 
and of the value of the service. We note some of vhem: In 
"Collier's Weekly" for Dec. 24, there are pajjes of superbly il- 
lustrated niatter'cn the subject, includin.s^ a leng-thy ballad by 
Julian Hawthorne. We give his introductory note to the same: 
The Llfe-SaviuCT Service of the United States was founded in 1S71 by 
Sumner I. Kimball, at that- time head of the Revenue Marine Bureau of 
the Treasury Department. He secured appropriations from Cougress, in- 
troduced seieniihc methods of saving' lives and !>hips, drilled the men, 
built Stations at points w-ithin a fe-.v miles of one another from Maine to 
Florida, and along the shores of the Great Lakes, and effected such im- 
provements that lie sot the entire country heartily at his bacl». The 
amount of property and the number ot lives saved, from the outset, was 
most impressive. In 1574 he prepared a bill to e.xtend the work, to be- | 

stow medals upon deserving- iffe-savers, to collect and tabulate statistics ■■: 

of marine disasters, and to iletermine what puints un the coast were spec- ' ■■! 

iallj- liable to maritime calamities. He causec life-boats to be selected for ..! 

particular reg-ions with a view to their titness for meeting' the conditions ■ ; 

there existing': he iuvestigpteU the merits of various inventions in the . : 

way of guns for shooting lines to wrecked vessels, and of life-cars and i 

other devices for bringing persons from the wrecks to the shore. Finally ' . 'j 

the Bureau wa, separated from the Treasury Department and set up in , ^' 

business for itself. ■ ■; S 

Our Life saving is now unique amon?: nations. The greater part of 
our coast being practically uninhabited and deserted, and in many places > 

very dangerous to navigai;ors, there was need that it should be sedulously ' . ■ i 

watched. The entire stretch of coasts, aljout ten thousand miles in ex- . i 

tout, is now parolled daily during the stormy season, and no wreck can i 

occur without being promptly reported, and all possible means taken to r 

minimize loss The men are perhaps the most thoroughly drilled, ialelli- ' ' ? 

gent and etticieut body in the v,-orld, and constant inspection nnd encour- | 

agemeut o' tlie worthy maintain them at tnis hi^h level. The Station , j 

buildings are commodious and well-kept, and stored -with whatever can be ! 

of use in the service, or productive of benefit in educating the men. The ■ - 

latter are paid regular salaries by the Government, and in case of their { 

disablement or death, pensions are provided for tiiem or their families. ] 

Politics are kept rigorously out of the I'.ureau; an.t altogether, its history ■ - : 

and statistics are perhaps more gratifying to the n-atioual pride and pleas- j 

ure than those of any other bureau appertaining to our Government. Mr. I 

Kimball has been the right man in the right place, and the Life Savers ; 

themselves have magniticently supported him by their achievements in ; 

the face of tremendous perils and ditKculties. • 

The following- is the closing- stanza of the ballad: ■ > 

And now the gale is overpast, and peaceful soars the morn; - '■ '■ " ' • ; 

The sliding rollers slink ashore their locks of terror shorn; ' .' 

They whine around the shattered wreck, like wolves balked off their prey. 
Their ruthless maw is all unfed, their victims snatched away. '■ ■ 

And many thousand sailor-folk, and other folk likewise. 

!1S Kimball Familv News 

Havi' looki'don (U;ith;in(! 'suaped him since stout Kiinballs brave emprisu. 

All honor then to Kimball, who made the service be — 

■Who fashioned it. and furnished it and matched it 'fraiustthe sea'. 

And honor, gratitude and leve to Kimball's trusty men — 

The Life-Savers! Long' may they li%-e, aud live in fame again! 

From the Detroit Free Press: 

Our life-savins system has been brousrht to its present plane of useful- 
ness by the untirin;:: ^ft'nrts of itsjjeneral superintendent, Sumnei L Kim- 
ball. I'rompti M ' . :. : ' m, > u,. feelinn- f. ir the good of the mariner, urgnd 
by the impuK - '[irDpy in th;; very face of discouragements, 

the founder o; • ^ ^ , -.rviee has brought about a complete and 

systematized oi_ :l':, .;•.-.,. The United .States today stands paramount 
to all nations as to its elalj.irate organization of a life-saving- service, tlie 
won lerful achievments of which have made it renowned throughout the 

The New York Nation of December 8, says: 

The severe storms along the Atlantic coast du'-iug the past fortnight 
have furnished an i.ibject-lesson as to the value of civil-service reform. 
The bright sitle of the dreadful story has been the uniformity with whirh 
everv report from whatever quarter has recorded the remarkable ettic- 
iency of the Life-Savicg Service. From station after station have come 
thrilling accounts of the couraye. per.sistence. and success with which tlie 
men in this service did all that human force could accomplish to save tiie 
lives of those who had been wrecked. There was nothinsr excepti.jnal in 
all this. It was aimply the maintenance of a stimdard which v.a^ est.i.b- 
lished long ago. and which enabled the superintendent of this .service to 
state, in his recent rc»port. that during the last fiscal year more than .3.000 
persons were brought safely to shore from more than 400 vessels which 
had fallen into ptril. while only I:.' persons on all thesj vessels were lost. 
T-hf Life-baving bervice has been for a great many years under the charge 
of Mr. Sumner 1. Kimball, who enforced the prin(?;ples of civil servii.-e law, ^ 

and who has siiceeded through many struggles and with great difficulty, | 

in keeping his force out of the haTid of spoilsmen, who have over arid over if 

again made desperate etYorts to capture it. It.s high state of eSiciency is | 

the best vindication of the merit system in our Government. « 

Our readers -?vill be particularly interested in this number | 

Collier's Weekly. Price lU cents, to be had at news stands or at | 

the office of the publication, New York City. | 

Gen. S. I. Kimball is nephevN' of the venerable Mrs. Garvin, j 

the oldest Kimball now living-, mentioned in our December ntim- | 

ber. ;: 

Arthur Reed Kimball, (p. 540 i has an article in a late num- 
ber of the New Yi>rk Independent on Yale CoUeg-e of which he 
^ is an alumnus. TaeN^w York Indep.:nlent, by the way, has re- 

t cently chan^^ed its form and is now a weekly m-ai^azine, equal to 

^ some of the S3. 00 monthlies, while its price is onh- 62.i-»n a year, 

i less than five cents a number. 

CoKRKCTiox:— Pasjfe l'<5, December News. Reference should 
be to November, and not October News. 

January, lS'»f». 


[hv 8. r. siiAl:ri.E>.] 

I notice F. M. Kimball seems to have g-ot a little mixed up 
on pag-e 201 of the Kimball News. Henry Scott and J^Iartha 
Whotlock were of Suffolk County, England, not of northern 
Eng-land. Richard Kimball's wife, who died soon after he did, 
was Marifaret Dow and not Ursula Scott, who was the mother of 
his children. We have no trace of the date of death of Ursula 
and I have always thoug-ht it strantfe that not one of her sons 
named a child for his mother. And among- the many thousands 
of her descendants so far as I have heard there is not a sing'le 
Ursula. This may have arisen in the first place from the fact 
that the name was a popular one in the Catholic Church and was 
not a Bible name. The tradition being that Saint Ursula 
was a martyred virg-in. Hence the Ursuline convents are those 
devoted to the education of girls. 

I'ag-- 65— Sarah Kiraball m. Cnleb Pillaburv .Ir. : h NewbHrv. Mass.. 1717: 
d. Amesbury. M:iss.. 1778 Son of Mioajah Pillsbiiry. b.l7.:!. Aines- 
biiry, Mass.; d. Sutton. X. H.. Hiil; in. 17rl,Sarali Sartrent. Son, 
Stephen Pillsbiiry. b. Amesbury. .Ma.s.";.. 17~I; d. Londonderry 
><". H , IS.^l; m. I.avmia Hnbart in i -'.r,. daughter of Josiah ilobart 
of (linphana. .Mass. Sou, Josiah I'ilisbury b. H^ibrou, N. H.; m. 
Elnnrah Pervere. 

Page 317— \Yilliam Gray ICimball. m. Dec. 4. IS.'S, Hannah Bradbury, not 
Bradley. She died Feb. 19, 1863. She was the daughter of Daniel 
and I'-lizaheth (l-unt) Bradbury of Haverhill. >fas'>. Daniel Brad- 
bury foug-lit in the Revolutionary "War. At the. expiration of his 
term of service, which was at the close of tlie wsr. he received an 
honorable discharge from the hand of (<eneral Washinj^'ton. For 
man}- years he was with Washington at the time he was presi- 
dent of the United States. 

Page 377— Add to the children of Dudley Kiraball: Eliza Ann. b. Oct. 22, 
1-*1?,; d. Au/. 'f.. isy.-,; na. April tj, 1«,;7, JCathitniel Very. Child: 
Nathaniel A. Verj-; resides Salem Mass. Aiso Susan S.,b. July 
27, 1>22: m. March iS42, William T.Richards. 

Page -too— Lewis A. was b. March 5, 1809. 

Page 409 — Harmon was b. Dec. 19. 1813. 

Pa:-e 464- rhauncy O. Kimball, m. Feb. 13. l'*39. Catherine Forbtish. b. 

May 22,'lSlO: d; . She married 2d. Dec. 11. ISi 


i. Josephine .M.. h. May 13, 1S43; d. June 3, lsG9: : 
18r,.T Nathaniel F"raser. 
ii. Vi'. A. Kimball. 1-. ArrV.-2f,. ]?.-fi. Besides Cato. : 
Page .377- Edward Kiraball died ls'!9. not 1,S79. Betsey (Fowl 
ra. 2d, March 4, IS71, Albert Holt of Peml^roite, N. H. 
Page .392— Henry Holyoke should be Edward Holyoke. 
Page 7 )9— Eliza Ann Kimball, b. Sept. 1. 1821: d. ISiH, not ISIO, 
Page 734— Aithea A., b. Dec. 2S, lS4s. Miranda S.. b. April 10. 

Page ■?>'■>— Minnie Louisa Kiraball m. .Alcorn and has s 

She lives at Creek. Santa Cruz Co., Cal. 

07, William 


m. Sept. 20. 


X. Y. 

leri Klmbal 

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221;) Kimball Family News | 

Page SS7 — John (iibson Ivinib::U. Vi. East Concord, not Uopkinton; d. Auii- ? 

over, Mu-s , ' ■' :- '-' ': m. Mary Josephice Perkins, b. May 1. I 

1S3S. dan. ■ ^i and Sarali Ann iliracvl Perkius" of $ 

Keuneb^M: ■ . OuuehttT Ada should be Addi«. Mr. | 

ICimball :■-''■ : >■ . .i i.: -i to whom was (riven the name of Willis * 

Norton Kiraliali. b. Maruh 3.3, 1S72. He married Helen Augusta. I 

Lvous. Xhe3' h.ive two children: Gertrude Josephine, b. Jan. l!i. f 

1S9U ana D.iris May, b. May 5, 1896. | 

Page 1011— Althea A. Kimball Murphy now resides at Enid, Oklahoma, | 

where her husband is a wholesale g^rocer. | 

Pag-e 1031— Children of Fred A. Kimball and Nellie Davis. ? 

i. Anna Beatrice, b. June 13, 1SS9. | 

ii. Gordon Frederick, b. Nov. 35, 1890. | 

lii. Helen .Monernia. b. Maj IS, 1893. | 

Page lluJ— Luther \V. Kimball and .Martlia D. Larrab.?e had a son Edwiu. | 

b. .\prii i;. l?lo; m. Jennie Walden. He lives at Walnut Creek, j 

Contra Costa, Cah His son Clarence E. is a draper and is with i 

Bare Brother's furniture dealers. San Francisco, Cal. -i 

Paq-e 1131 — George Ezra Kimball stuiiied medicine and was Graduated in | 

N. Y. City in 18.51. Resides in Iowa City, Iowa. He has retired ) 

from practice and is enr,'ayed in nur.sery | 

Pag-e 113''.— Charles flenry Kimball is in the nursery business at Iowa City, j 

Iowa 5 


Vashing-ton Kimball ra. Lucretia .Araazeen. a Greek. f 

W. Kimball, Jr., m. Caroline Miriam Barrett, i 


i. Adelia Barrett Kimball, b. Feb. 33. 1839, Camden, Maine: m. | 

Sept. 38, l^iiS, John Schott. He died, but she is livirjg- at | 

Antioch. Cal. Childreu: 1, Louisa .Vmazeen Sohott. b. Nov. 5. | 

181)1, San Francisco: linno-, in 1^'.''^, ivith mother at .\ntioch, I 

Cal. 3. Geor^-e Liid« iy >chott. b. .Ume 3S. isi,;, near Antioch. i 

Cal. FranklinTuthill'Schott.b. March 30. 1873, near Antioch: | 

member of the class of '99, Lelaad Stanford, Jr., University, » 

Palo Alto. Cal. . i 

ii Edj-ar Ifech-i Kimball, b. Mav l.'i. 184.5, Frankfort. Mair.e: ra | 

Delia Filkina Nov. 33, 1874. Children: 1 Edward Junior Kim- \ 

ball, b Sept. 31. l-!7.i. .Antioch, Cal. He enlisted in June ? 

1898. in 1he first C-dl. Vol. Eeyt.. Co. A. and sailed for .Ma- I 

niiaJuiv 34, 1898. 3, Sarah .^^a^ia Kimball and Caroline | 

Lo ji.-;a Kimball, b. .^^a^o(l 10. 1884. near Antioch. | 

.Vnother Kimball oou.sin is .Mrs. .M. .Alcorn, Boulder Creek. Santa | 

Cruz Co., Cal.. niece of .Mrs. Sophronm (Kimball) Neal. of St. Paul, Minn., 

;p. .579) and wh.^se father was a cousin of Sam Clittord, all of Sugarball. 

N. a. iSee p. 8sii, No. 1958, her father. 


Page 890 — (1938) .Tames Insralls Kimball* (Nelson" Jame.s" James* Jeremiah* 
David-^ Benjamin^ Richard') b. .\pr. (j. 1833; d. Nov. 30, 1-9.';; nr 
Oct. in. 185.5. Louise Woodari, b. Dec. 39, 1833; d. Oct. '3U. 1893. 
1^ Resided at Dunham. P. <,). 


[■ i. James Burtor". h. Jan. 13. I8iiO. 

I ii,. H:irold-'. b, Au^'. 30, IS.)!: d. Nov. 18(51. 

i iii Hartley Fenwick, b. Sept. 37. 1303. 

January. ISOO. 221 

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iv. IltTmitn XfUoD. h. Mch. JO. IStil. 
V. Kmrua Luuise, b. ilay -'■,'. 1m;6. 
vi. JaminOrlin'. b. Dec.'lO, ISiiT. 
James lUirtou Kimball born Jan. 12. I'^iiO, 
Married Dec. i.".. 1^>3, Emm-i M. Kathaa of West 
to Enosbur? Falls. Vt., in ISSfi, where be row resic 
ner in the firm of Kimball Kro's & Co.. manufactur 
ers in Proprietary Medicines, etc. 

i. Harold Kiirton". b. Aug. 29, 1S35. 
li Wealthy Louise'", b. April 4. ISSS. 
Hartley Fenwiek Kimball, born a;Ei=:t nanham, P, Q.. S.»pt. ST, X^Vi. 
married .lune -'.i. ISiT, .M iri,'aret R (rill o£ Abb)tsfo.-J. P. Q.: died Au|?. 14. 
1--^'.). Married id, Annie M. G-iU of Granby, P. Q. He resided at Lawrence- 
vil'.e. P. I,', about ten _veais. ^vhero he >vas eagao-e 1 in the raereantile busi- 
ness. His store and contents were burned by ligntning' in April,' lS',i4. 
after which he reinnved to Granbvi P, Q., where he now resides, and is at 
present traTelin^' salesman for the Granby Rubber Co. 
1, Howard'" Fenwiek, b. April 13, 18SS. 
ii. Marian Loui.-*e. b. XoV. 23, 1S94. 
iii. liouRlas Gill. b. Feb. S, ISOT. 
Herman Nelson Kimball, born March 30. l-'fU, at East Dunham, P. Q- 
.Married .September li. ISMi, .Mary J. Wale> at East Dunham, P. Q. 
They lived on the old at East Dunham until ISVJO, when they 
removed to Enosburg' Falls, Vt., where he is now eug-agedas a commercial 


i. L=>aa Mildred''', b. Sent. 3:i, HS-'. 
il. Hazel .Sophronia"', b.'D,>c. 11, IS'JO. 
Emma Louise Kimball, birn at E ist Dunham. P. Q . M iv 3 :. 1 -i^i. 
blamed. 0;t. 1-!. is;v.', Lincoln Gteason. They are farmers and reside at 
East Dunham. P. Q. 


i. Claire Kimball"', born Maj- 3.i, IS'.iS. 

Jumin Orlin Kimball, birn at East Dunham, P. Q, Dsc. 10. 1>::;7. Mar- 
riel .Seot. 3 J. HJ;. L!na M. Trul-au, of .Shildin. Vt. He e im ; t > Eaos- 
buriJ- Falls, Vt., in lss':i, where he now resides and is a m ;m.>er of the 
firm of Kimball Bro's i Co. 

i. Anna Elizabeth, b. July 31, 13'.1T. 

Pajje 4TS— Abbv Kimball' was born Mav U. ls:j3. Rowley. Mass. In.stead 
of being- the dfth she was the widest child of Elias Kimball and 
Abiffail Hammond Kimball. She married Dec. 2fi. IS-").^, .Tames 
Bradford Dradstreet. son of Nathaniel and Charlotte Brudslreet 
(I'-radfordi Bradstreet. born Fell. 31, ls30, Rowley, Masa. 

i. John Francis Bradstreet. b. Xoy 1. 1356. Rowley, 
ii. .\biiv .lane P.radstreet. b. June 3. l^.'>';), Uowiey. 
iii. .Vrnie Clayton Bradstreet. b. Sept. l.'i. lsi;s Roivley. 
iv. Harry Haiiimond Braisfreet. b, .Ian. 0. l-^T.i. Salem. .Mass. 

Mr. Bradstreet's mother is a direct descendant from Geo. W. 

Kimball Fami'h Xe-^'; 


.ate War and Since. His Tri i Arouui the World. 

(Kimball P'aiuily Xkws. p. 12ii.) 

Grar.ville Kimball does not appear in the Family Historv. t 

His father is incc.rrectlT given on page 672. The correction is j 

is made on page 12'> of the family News. j 

He entered the United S ates ravy Oct. 4, 1S78. In that ■{ 

service he circumnavigated the world, traveling 52,S*^() miles. In | 

brief, he visited Cape Verde and Madcria Islands, off the coast of ^ 

Africa, around to Cape Good Hope, to Madagasca, the Johana I 

Comoro Isles, Zanzibar, Aden (.old) Island of Omas, Basarra, | 

Turkey in Asia, Bombay, Point a Gaul, Ceylon. India, Parang- | 

Malay, Singapore, Borneo, Manila, Hong Kong in China, Yoko- i 

homa in Japan, Fuesan in Corea, which port they opened to | 

American commerce in 1879, then to the Sandwich or Ilawian ' | 

Islands, then to San Franciscr). and heme by way of Cape Horn, % 

calling at South American cities on the way and arriving at f 

Xew York, Sept. 1. ISSl. Then forlive years he was engaged in f 

the U.S. Coast Survey. In 1886 he left the navy and engaged in { 

contracting business in connection with steam engineering, until I 

the beginning of the late war with Spain. He then offered his j 

services to the Government and on May 14, he was given a com- | 

mission by President McKinley, as past assistant engineer with f 

the rank of lieutenant, and assigned to the U. S. Steamer Leoni- | 

das as chief engineer. C)n this vessel he served during the short ; 

war, which was one of the fleet designed to attack Admiral | 

Camara's if the war had continued. | 

"The Leonidas was conveying the cruiser Maria Teresa which ^ 

was on its way to the United States when it was abandoned in | 

the great storm of November 1, and afterwards went ashore on I 

Cat Island. Upon arriving at Norfolk. Engineer Kimball ran 5 

up to Philadelphia to visit his mother and there met a represen- \ 

tative of the Record from which we quote: | 

Mr. Kimball tells a tlirilling .ston- of the storm and it.s consequences J 

Towartls morning-. November 1. tlie i-ea was very liijrh and trie vviul blow- j 

in(,' a g-ale. The Teresa would pitch and roll and dive down into the -sea. | 

The heavy S"a caused her upper plates to wii^h loose and the water le?ked i 

in without dittieulty. >he had passed thronyh the fire, lier wojii i\.jrk ? 

burned out leaving' her beams anil plates a mass of twisted iron, lie j 

thinks Captain Harris did riyht to abandon the vessel, which he says was I 

practically worthless, and only broug-ht to this country as a matter of sen- | 

timenl. i 

On November Ih, Engineer Kimball was detached from duty J 

on the Leonidas. at his own reijuest, and returned to his home | 

in Chicago. Here he f<mnd his family well, but as he writes. | 

"was surprised .ind grieved to learn of the death of E. A. Kimbail, | 
who had called at o\ir home but a short time before, and no one 
knew he was ill." 

Jatiuafr, l>i'>''h 223 


(Fajre -ir.S, Family lli-tory.) 

baniel Kimball' (Leonard'' Aaron^ Richard' Itichard^, John' Rio'jard') 
born in rrrafton. .Ma>s.. Oct. 31. 1704; died at Downer Lauf'int.. iHiuo-haui, 
Mabs.) June U'l, 1874; married ^ept. ->. Isi.i. Louisa Kieth. daughter of Roy- 
al and Deborah (Adams) Keith of liraftoii. 

The folluu-iny t.l;eteh of the life of Daniel Kimball, of Boston. Mass.. 
taken from his journal.- i.s intere.-^liUL'- because it shows tue early life of a 
typical New England boy of the curly part of the present cen'tury. and 
valuable as au e.vample to the rising e-eneratiou for what may be "accom- 
plished hy industry, economy, temperance and strict integrity. 

Daniel Kimball was the only son of Leonardand (Patty) 'Uaird Kim- 
ball of Grafton. His parents moved to IJarre. Mass., soon after his birth 
and his mother died in that place when lie was two years of a?e. After 
his father's second raarriag-e his home was first in North Sutton, Mass . 
and later in the south part of the same town, where his lather had a farm 
and also kept a hotel and a o-eneral store, "itad debts" caused hi= father 
to discontiaiie lJu^i■u'■-s aud remove to a farm iu Greenwich, .Mass. Young 
Daniel was tli.M! ! i.rri^i-n v'ars olil and the farm a hard, rough one to 
work. The ii;.;. : -, , . . « as about two miles distant to which he went 
two of the u !i.- . f each ye^r. liefore going to the school, in the 

morning, he v.. > . ■ , ■ i ,1 i ■•cliores" ab..ut tiie house and barn, before 
breakfast, and af tern ardi to start for school in time to reach it at nine 
o'clock. At the noon recess he ate the luncheon he had brought with him 
and at the close of the afteruDon school would start on the run for home 
when he had again to do his •■chores." This was his routine of work and 
all the education. he obtained while in Greenwich, with the exceplion of 
one or tivo fail terms at a private school, until he was seventeen vears old 
when he went to work on his grandfather Daniel Baird's farm, in Worces- 
ter, for si.xty dollars a year and the privilege of attending school iu the 
vvinter. in his journal he says when the time came for leaving home his 
cloihes were put in a large han'ikerchief. his every day hat was put inside 
of his fur hat and both put .ui his head. He hung'the bundle to the end of 
a stick and with it on his shoulder he bid farewell to parents, orot tiers and 
sisters, and left home in his seventeenthyear never to return with 
his parents. He walked the entire distance of thirty-two miles, to Worces- 
ter and arrived safely before sunset. He worked 'on his graodlather's 
farm, and in his tavern, until the exi.iration of the year when his father 
visited him and also for the purpose of collecting money from his employer, 
the salary due for Daniel's servi<'es. Owiug to the .scarcity ot money "his 
laiher was obliged to take his pay in a yoke of oxen to sijuarethc account. 
After his year with his Rrandfather Daniel worked for his uncle. 
Aaron Kimball, in Grafton, and for his uncle !-amuel Wood, who kept a 
tavern iu tlie same town. His uncle.s gave him his board for his services 
and also allowed him to attend school. He also worked for Colonel I'yrus 
Leland and Joseph P.ruce. \\hen he w-as twenty years of age his fa'ther 
rnade him a visit and "gave him his time" and now. feeling that he was 
his own m:ister he began to t.ilk, as well as to think, aiiout lioins- some- 
thing besides farming tor a living and he lie?aa to look for a situ iti.m in 
a country store: In the spring of Is i.-,. peace havinsr been declare.! wi'h 
England, his cousin Samuel \V,-)od. (his uncle's son) hired him as heav; and 
only clerk iu his "old red store" in Grafton, at a salarv of bundled 
dollars a year. He was quite well contented for several' months with this 
.situation when ho began to think the ladder to success contained higher 
steps and he maile up his niind to go to Charleston. S. C. an.l sro into the 
wholesale produce and shoe business. His capital of only tnirty-seveo 
dollars would only suffice to pay his passaireand exprpsses to Cbaile-ton: 
BO he bought on, six months credit, a sm.iii stock of butter and shi>es. 


\vhich wore t-hipped to CharK'stnn an the ' 
intf his uass.'nt' on the same v^'s^el. Oct. 
inur.oed witfuuit experience, without capi' 
could call my friend, but I buw no utiier i 
ever were to be anytuin^ or anj body it u 

fr '-Anf. C:iptain Sabin, he t.ik- 
. 1-lf). Tiius. he says. •■[ com- 
l, and scarcely anyone whom 1 
ly hut to go t'orivai-d. for if I 
b-t be done with individual ef- 

forts " He arrived safely in Charleston wiiere he found a Grafton friend, 
who g-ave him the use of his store for his croods. He soon sold his butter] 
and later the ^hoes. at a snnll profit and then souglit for a clerltship. 
which paid him eig-ht dollars a month including' his board and loclfjintr 
in tile store where he worked. At the close of the season he returned to 
I'rrafton and in the autumn of ISIT, fi.irmed a copartnership with Paul 
Farnum and returned with him to Charleston. Their business did not 
prove profitable. Mr. Farnum relinquished his inter, st and Mr. Kimball 
continued; but he confined the business to selling d:; r. -niii/: ~i, n and bv 
makinLT pr'inipt remittances to his consi^rnors. e^;a Mi-.;.-! a ;_'-.">d ciedi;. 
He continued f'U- live years and. althoug-h he had i^ame, I Lui- a few hun- 
dred dollars, he felt happy and encouracfed. lu is-jlhe formed a copartner- 
ship with Tristram Xupper. of Ciiarleston. to do a commission bcot and 
shoe business, which was moderately successful and was continued until 
the summer of l-'J'.i when the partnership was dissolved. Jan. 1. is.iu. he 
formed a pnrtnership with Paul Farnum to do a commission dry eoods 
business in i;..s*..>n. This continued for s;.m years when Mr. Farnum i\ ith- 
drew nn.l h'- l.ntlier. Peter Farnum. t;o;c his nlaee. This partn.'rship 
coi;tinn,.,l I-:-'-! i^ris. when it was dis-.<.lved. ' They went ti. r-ni^rli the 
crisis ■■:■- -.■.'. ri.iid all theii debts, in full: riIth.-iUL:h thev w.ji-.- .^iiliired 
to ask ;i -.: • ■ . n<ion of some of their pa;ier whicii \\ as niiiil at luuturity. 
1 - •: . - ■ ' .•'■'' -Mr. Kimbail applie-l i;':i,-.:i uitln^' 1 1..;,-: ,- t.j I::, ilry 
g'ood-, '■■■,; ■ -. ■; V.usiness: havinsr in the i :'■: i i :i •,, .'..,:•*'■;''■■. i ■ 
ship 1: - - ■,: and Albert Day. .Tu!' - ■ ■ ,iv,, 

bu-u •■ TM of his health which L:i - : ,,i,l 

elo-e::- '..busin'^ss His health •• ■ :■- ■., -, t ... :■■ -: :;-,ni 

care ;;, : ; - ■''.^"- a"d he made a sou':, .■■.•:! ■..,ii'n.,.v uith i i-. wife and 

dau_';. '.lis'haif brother Leonai-.| K;,'i_i'..i;i . : iIal)oloc.'iitt'->. Mis- 

sissi;.'. - ■' . ::-:d n)t seen fi;>r nearly tii.M- \- v.':ir<. 

-■/:■- ^..- I ' ::i elected a repre^.-nt.'it .-■'., r.:.. '-! ■; -.-nchus^etts le;;is- 
lature -::-.,:.-; ueclined a renomi; i.; :■ - . ,■ '.Tm. lie had al- 
ways i-ti. :. v ^ ^. and a Re)u.b!ic,! -i ■■ .,■ . -irt m oolines. 

Airl;. ,,;_'. \:,. Kimball had reti-. ■...:. : . .• , >■-..-.> in >'- he con- 
formed b>- theMice->orsof his firm. He had for ma:iv venr^ - ■ ■ : - 'tlie 
owners of the Fitchbura- Woolen M ills and took i 
The latter part of Mr. k'imbaUs life iiie w. 
from the bustle of businessand yet i;. ;..'-■ :i ' 
As a. member of the Old J^c/ut'i Chur. i : - 
practical christian he was always t. . 
aid inhelping- a g-ood cause with. ;' ■- .. .■ 
noted down current events and fauiil i,. i. :>•;.; 
descriptions of his journeys, bv carri;iue. t^i ' 
Worcester Cmnty. Mass.: the visit t.. nis tu-.tiu 
had a nea' marble headitone erected to replace the old one: an 
permanent ordct to have his father's and step-motliers headstt. 
in jrood order in the (Greenwich cemetery. 

I'ntil 1«7C he seldom harl been ooUs-ed to call on the doctor, 
tiie innrmities of asre cimpeiled him to place himself under a pi 
care. The summer of Ist:; he received so much benefit from livin 
seaside that the followina' year he hired a cittaae at Dnvner 
llina-ham Harlior. where he intended passinir the summer witl: 
Herliert. and his family, "rmt so'm after reuiovim- fr iin l'.o-,ton arc 
of his infirmity caused hi.sde.itb on -lunc -'.. 1-Ti. 

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'"^^ ''iv^LSOX FREEMAN 'kIMBALL.'' '^ 

Cominandor of the nopartiiieiit of Iilalio '■ A. K. Born Oruiijre. N.EI.. 
April u'i'.. 1S43. Para. Hist. p. 10,-i7. 

Xelson F. Kimball, the jiiunyest hmther of the editor of 
the was born on the old hornesteiid farm, as above stated. 
:ind tliere remained until fourteen years of a^e. 

In the spring of IS57 he moved with his parents to Illinois. 
iir-,t t.> Kendall countv and then to Danville, where several oth- 

Kirr.b:il; Familv Xow^ 

er members of the family then resided. Here he T\-orked si^me 
on a farm, and then as a clerk of a coal mining- companr. of j 
which Major Kirkland, afterwards a niomher of Gen. Geo. B. I 
McClellan's statT, was the superintendent. In August. I'-'tO, he \ 
enlisted as a private in Co. C. 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantrv. ; 
After arcing- throuj^h the usual routine of delay and preparation i 
he found himself in Louisville, where he was at the time of the | 
tray-ic death of lien. Nelson at the hands of Gen. Jeff. C. Davis » 
at the (kilt house. | 
■ The brikrade of wh.ich the 125th was a part was commanded i 
b_v Col. Dan. McCook one of the illustrious tiii-htiny- McLoolcs. — i 
and (renefal Sheridan was division commander. The army kit ' 
Louis\ ilk about -the first of October, under the command of (Jen- 
eral Buell ti-) operate aijainst General Brag-g-. He received his I 
baptism of tire on the eiiifhth at the battle of Perryville. The | 
array tlien mar.-hcil t>) X;:sh.-ille. -where McCook's "brii,'-ade was \ 
assig-ned \o yarri-^on duty, and Nelson was theref'^re n.>t encaiJ-ed s 
in tiie sa:;L''v;T'.,irv battle of Stone River. It was not until .Vul;-- | 
ust, 1-^i',"-. t'uii t'-:fy left Nashville t<j ji'in the main arrnv th.u f 
commanded by (renerai Rosecrans. He took part in the battles j 
of Chickaniav,L;-a. Sept. 17. l'» and 2i.>, and afterwards in the v 
strugg-le at Mi-^sionary Ridg:e and then followed the retreating- | 
enemy t^ Sinu-. i^d. "From this point" he writes, "the division | 
of Gen. .'•■;■;. f. p ivis. t'l which we had been assig-ned, up'm the i 
reorganizati.n .ittLT chickamauga wasordered to join tht: F')-arth | 
Corps in a f.irced march to Knoxville to the relief of l.kneral | 
Burnside. Lc.ning- camp preparatory to the battle i:>f .Mi'-^iMn f 
Ridge, we -vvere rj'ii.iired to leave overcoats and blankets iK-h.ind. 
but wl- 'vert liberally supplied with ammunition before starting- ' 
on tht.- march — inn rounds to the man — and in point of pounds ;: 
and ounces it meant much compared with the ainmuni: ir.n in 4 
use at the presen*: time. It was abotit Christmas time wlien we j 
returned to Chattanooga and all in all it -ft-as perhaps tl;e most \ 
trying month of our entire service. Clad only in summer ; 
apparel, without overcoat, or blanket, or tent for shelter or pr.'^- } 
tection against storm or cold, making- forced marches without [ 
regular rations, sleeping- on the wet or frozen .ground, miirchintr : 
ali day in the r^in and mud. laid the foundation ir,v disea-e and , 
death. I remember well one night wading- throUL;-h the water f, 
g-oing- to the dfsig-natc-d camping ground, spending a niLih; in 
an attempt to sleep -with no tent, no blanket, no overcoat and in ; 
the early raorninii-. when returning to the road t rtsuruc t'ut- i 
march, instead of wadinir through the water I \valkc<l -au!y ' 
over it on the ice. After our return to Chattanoog^a. about ' 
Christmas, we remained in wintc-r quarters until the i.'pening- of ; 
the campaitrn about the first of May, 1S»>4. From this time un- 
til Sept. 1, it was a series of skirmishing-, fiy-hting- and fianking, ; 
with h-ardlv twentv-four h^jurs at anv one time durintr the four ? 

February. IS'i'i. 227 

months wlicn \ve 'v.-ro hovond tin- r-^ach j'i the artillory of the 
oiic'mT and no cov.-^nkr:'.! :■.■ !•;—: i the time out of raniire of inus- , 
k^'try. The itiosl -;evcr.- , .i_.ii;..'::b- til^ of the canipuiLrn in which 

I participated were at Kesaeea. Ki.nesaw Mountain and Jones- 
borii. After the latter battle we took about 3.(i0u prisoners, cap- 
tured there, under ir-iard to Atlanta. From this point we were 
hurried back to Huntsville and Athens, Alabama, to intercept 
ca\alry raids but heavy rains, muddy roads and swollen streams 
prevented 'lie accomplishuieut of i^Teat results. Tlie road back 
to Atl; nta had to be ag-ain marched but this time without fi^ht- 
iny. As r,-e approached Atlanta, the preparations for the march 

I I tile se;i h;i\ing- been completed, and everything- not required 
sent nortii, tlie line of conununicati.jn was cut and the railroad 
completely destroyed. Vs'e reached Atlanta just in time to draw 
some much, needed and join Sherman in his march to 
the sea, made famous in sony; and story. On this campaig-n the 
v.-eather was perfect, the marches easy, the roads of the best, 
water plentiful, and forasre abundant, from which the army 
was exji cted to subsist, and not until we approached the outer 
work^ ■.!' Sa',"annah v.-as our progress impeded to any consider- 

■ ' rliifly '.ri January, IShS, the campaign throutfh the Carolinas 
a ul the 'I '^i 'iL^- one of the war beg-an. This ■\%as in midwinter, 
aii.l whii.- tlio ritrors of the northern winters were not exper- 
i'.T,.-. !. 'h.' rains that fell were as wet and the mud as muddy as 
■/;-. \ ': ■ . ■ '-'i -ub-i-tence not so plentiful as in the former cam- 
pa; /.'. ' ■ rit '.".'.iiir;. Marcli 17 and l--*. vv-as our last tiirht. A 
low (hi - . iilcf. March 2.^. while iiut with the re-fiment ^-uarding- 
a fora-c ^rain. a hojy of confederate cavalrv riadc a sud.lendash 
an^l sucA-ed^d it! caniuring- myselt" and one or tv>-. . others. After 
beinij: captured I vca< taken to kichmond, which 1 reached late 
Saturday nig-ht and spent the remainin;!- hours in Libby prison; 
yiartoolc of :i frutral Sunday murnini^ breakfast and S'>on after 
thr dinr.j',- hour, but without dinner, toj-ether with about a 
Liioi;,aiM ' ;!u.r-, went on board boiits-in waitinir. the wliite dag- 
of tru,-e -..a- lioisted and we steamed away down the river for 
our line;:, where we were turned loose. The next day tyrant's 
troops entered Richmond while we took passai^e under our own 
lla<^ for Annapolis, Md. Here we were treated to a bath and 
new clothes, and a few days later started S/r St. L ' ~ ' 
prevented us from taking- part in the mar. k !--ai 
Kichn-.ond and Washin-rton and caused u-> to '■i;.., rk 
vie-A' at the capitol and the final musterinu" .'.; -^t >u 
at Chicagfo, but I was discharg-ed in Sprit!',; li.; 1 Jul 
in-- home in Danville early in the morninu'" of tl;.,- !- 
■I was prom.oted to the exalted position of ,;,.r 
spring- of bS*!?. and durinir the sumnier of l.s(,4, wk'k 
latita canipaig-n. was promoted serg-eant for nieritori 




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--■^ Kimball Family Xe\vs i 

Was never wounded nor in hospital. N-arlv ahvavs ready for | 

duty and rations. Xever did anything- to" disting-uish nivsclf f 

but always tried to do my duty and t^merallv succeeded" " | 

Nelson Kimball has natural business capacity. It was .shown i 

very early in life. After his return from the "war he became I- 

connected with his uncles, Henry M. Kimball and Col. V.'m. P. I 

Chandler, in Danville. ■ See Fara. Hist. pp. f.02-''03. ) When the | 

latter was appointed U. S. Surve_yor General of Idaho in 187S, I 

Xelson accompani«:d him to the territory where he has since re- | 

sided. For some years he was transcribintr clerk, and after- I 

wards chief clerk in the surveyor's oftice, resiffninrr after ab^ut f 

eig-ht years public service. On October 2, 1SS2. he' married Miss I 

Sallie French a teacher in Boise City, daug-hter of Dr. French | 

of L5wa. ' have one child, Gilbert French Kimball, born |: 

Nov. 25, 1.-~-5. He now resides in Weiser v,-here he was former- y 

ly en _;.;-•-•". ill milling", but is now in the ice business. He has | 

been ;"t.r...t.^l in mining- and at one time controlled Huntin-J-- I 

ton V-:rry • :; -.nake River. " | 

Fr. r,i ;i >;;ctch in the 2\ational Tribune of Dec. 8. IS'^s, we | 

take the following; '-He hes always been public-spirited and I 

liberal. He was a charter member of the first and only G.A.K. I 

Post in Boise. v,'here bis membership remains. He was sfenerous I 

in to build the Post hall. He has been constant in i 

(^rarid Army work, filiint,'- nearly everv olnce in his Post: and in j 

the Departm.ent has served as Assistant Quartermaster-General I 

and one term at^ Senior Vice' Department Commander. He was f 

x\id on tke --ia:r of Com.mander-in-Chief Weissert in 1S9.>". * 

He was elected commander or the Idaho Department G.A.K. i 

at its last mueiing-. I 

The C;difnrnia Gon-al :.^ical Socictv now has 51 members. ^ 

and barah Louise Kimball has been re-elected correspor.din:^ i 

secretary. j 

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The K.:nsas Society of the S-ons of the American Revoluti >n I 
has 130 members. At the January meetinij- EUwood Davis Kim- . ' 
ball of \\ K-hita. was elected one of the \ice-presidents. and 

Gustavus Franklin Kimball of Topeka. one of the board of mana- l' 

g-ers. Capt. Frederick Marius Kim.ball of Topeka, is also a > 

member, ar.d there are at least a score more of Kansas Kimballs : 

who oujjht 10 be members. \ 

Arthur Warren Kimball, son of Howard Kimball of Indian- 
apolis, read the class poem at the trraduatinsr exercises of his i 
class 01 ninety-nine. January 27. _ ' Not in History. See F\Mir.Y 
News, Auirust. ISos, pa re U'K His father's number sh.nild be 
2423a, pag-e lo33 of HisT,>ry. 

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February, ISOQ. 

A Hills Family Reunion. 

The reunions of the Hills Family are unusually interesting. 
The family dates back in this country like that of the Fowlers, 
to 163S, when Joseph Hills emigrated from Maiden, Essex Coun- 
ty, England, to Charlestown, Mass. His descendants are now 
very numerous, both as Hills and Hill. Among the notable re- 
unions of the family was that held in July at the country home 
f , of Dr. Alfred Kimball Hills, at Hudson, X. H. 




!We haye often referred to the notable EI:.rin family of Kim- 
, balls that went out from Hopkinton, X. H.. and (Proton, X. H. 

ij The leader of this moyement was Joseph Kimball, who died un- 

^i fortunately .ilmost as soon as the settlement was made, as re- 

? ' corded on page 323 of the Family History. But he left two sons 

and six daughters all of whom became heads of families, many 
members of which haye since become widely known. 

The wife of Joseph Kimball was Xancy Currier, who liyed 
I fifty-three years a widow, and celebrated her one hundred and 

I first birthday a short time before her death in 1S8S. 

I On another page of this issue the Key. John C. Kimball pays 

I a deseryed tributu tii the Kimball mothers and mentions as a 

J notable fact they haye been superior women. The point is 

I well taken. It was the daughter of this Kimball mother, who 

I alsD !)r,re her name, Xancy Carrier, whi) married ^Vlden Hills of 

jj Hudson, X. H. She is still liying at the age of 85, actiye and 

entertaining, possessing all her faculties, and ^yith a fair prospect 
of attaining an ag-e equal to that of her mother, notwith- 
standing she is reported on page bol of the Family History as- 
haying died in Hudson. The rnentiim of this family on that page 
is yery incomplete. 

Alfred Kimball Hills, at whose home near Xashua Junction, 
at which this last reunion was given, but which we are not at- 

230 Kimball Faniilv News 


Amonsf those present atthe Hills reunion may be named the 
venerable Deacon Rei Hills, who married Charlotte Lucy Kimball 
of Windham, X. H.. who beca:ne the parents of Ellen L. Hilis 
and Annie Elizabeth Hills whose portraits are ,sjiven opposite 
pag-e 542 in the Family History. They are hig-hly educated 
liavingf studied in the best American and European schools. 

It may be noticed that this Charlotte Kimball Hills was the 
sister of Leonard A. Morrison's mother, and of Arthur KeeJ 
Kimball's father. All the children of JoabKimbali seem to have 
possessed strong mental qualities which have not deteriorated 
in the least. (Fam. Hist. p. 2''4 and 533 to 542. ) 

tempting- to report although replete with historic interest, has | 

attained a wide celebrity in the medical world, and is associate I 

editor of the New York Medical Times, and was the trusted t 

physician of the late f^rances E. Willard. I 

Prof. Joseph A.Hills occupies an en\-iable position in Boston, i- 

and the voung-er brother, Arthur T. Hills, is a practising- physi- | 

cian in New York City. ' | 

Col. Daniel Burns Dyer, of Augusta, Ga., -whose portrait | 

was given in the second number of the News, -with a sketch of I 

his life, is tirst cousin of these Hills, his mother having been I 

-Elizabeth Hov.-e, one of the six daughters of Joseph Kimball, | 

and -who married George K. Dver of Illinois. Fam. Hist. pp. | 

600-6(»3. " ^ 

We have a three column report of the Hills Family reuni(>n -| 

as given in the Nashua Telegraph. The history of this particu- I 

lar part of New Hampshire possesses more than local interest, | 

inasmuch as it was claimed by Massaehussetts and a long con- ^ 

test resulted. This contest was tinally settled in a somewhat | 

arbitrary manner by King Charles -who gave to Nev: Hanip- f 

shire even more than she asked. Joseph Hills had compiled the I 

old colony laws and for this service the Massaehussetts PJav colonv | 

gave him a large tract of land. In losS this land passed" by will y 

to his descendants, and here one of his sons, James, settled in | 

1732. The present family descended from him, and the old I 

homestead still remains in the famiiv. | 

[ In Medi,,rd, Mass.. Dec. 12, ISws. Elsie, wife of Plenrv 

j^ Woodluirv Kirnball. aged (.(, years, M months, 7 day-, i p. (i34.'i 

I 1^" Appleton. Wis., Feb. 7. 1S')'(, Sabin- Clark Kimball of 

I olda-o. 'Seep. S74.) 

I At Lndi. Wis.. Feb. 14. 18')'i, Ge.iro-e Frv Kimball of 
pneumonia, brother .:)f above Sabin Chirk Kimball. . p. 570. ) 
At Austin, Minn.. January If). ISmm, Aaron Kimball of 
cancer of the h.nvels. He was born in Xew York Citv. March 

|; 1^'' 1''^^^'^ and had occupied a oromincnt place in the history of 

I Iowa and Minnesota. A sketch of his life will be sfiven in the 

f next issue of the Xkws. • p. 102'). i 

I J;ired Kirtlin Kimball died in (Clarks . Nebraska. Tanuarv l 

I 12. IS'/). He was born in Middletown, Conn., June 111. 1S2S. \ 

I J^^' It^'ives a wife and seven children, tour sons and three dauo-h- | 

I ters. all gfrown. ° ■ \ 

I The information is sent bv his dauo-hter, Mrs. Margaret K i 

I Ross of Clarks, Nebraska. Jared Kirtlin Kimball is not men- 

I tioned in the Family History and the aoove is all the information - 

i we have. It is desirable that names of father and ^-rand father 

I be given, name of wife, date of births, deaths, marriai^es, with i 

r names of children. In these matters one can hardly be too detl- 

? nite. ^\ e can omit, but cannot supply unknown data. , ' 

I ■^^'^\ 

I . Rev. C. A. Kimball is pastor o>: the St. John's Methodist 

l fc-piscopal Chur,:h at Eiiwardsville, 111. i 

t -^l^rs.^ LVn. Kimball of St. Louis is mentioned in the papers 

f "I t'iat citv as prominent in social circles. .Vmoni^- ,)thers also 

I are the names of Miss Florence and Miss Mary Kimball. Mr. 

I tien Kimball is a leading- insurance man of that city. 

Mrs. Lottie Kimlall Carter of Friendship. N. Y.. writes 
that she has joined the Dauifhters of the American Revolution, 
as she ha^ a riifht to do as the ijnnd dauo-hter of .Mellen Kim- 
ball. (Pao-c ,^ii'), Fam. Hist., She was :ilso interested in the 
Perry (ienealoiry as printed in the December Nkws. as her hus- 
band is of Perry descent. 

-^2 Kimball Friniilv News. i 

Our Blind Preacher. I 

On page 262 ot the family History is given a short sketch I 

of Caleb Kimball, the blind preacher. He was born in Ipswich I 

June 3, 1798, and died, Medway, Mass.. June l'>, 187'). In 1854 I 

he married Martha Mary Guild of, Vv'alpole who died in Med- | 

way, Dec. 10, ISV'S, exactly "^tS years and 5 months of age. I 

The Independent says: | 

•■She wns one of the few realdiiug-hters of the Revohiiion alivo. .She | 

was identified v.ith tl.e Newton charter of that organization which pre- .f 

seated her on the 3inh of October. l-^riT, a g-old spoon in behalf of the na- | 

tlonal society. Jler (Cth birthday occured the loth of September last I 

whicli by the assistance of relatives and frien'l.s she celebrated. Despite J 

her great age she retained all her mental faculties, was as bright in .eon- | 

versation, as well posted on current events as the callege woman today. i 

She retained her gi-eat memory to the last, the events of her childhood be- | 

ing fresh in mind as those of a previous day. She was a. source of inspira- | 

tion to all who 1, nevr her and many will remember for time to come | 

".\unt Martha" as she was familiarly called. Funeral services were held I 

from her late home on Tuesday morning and the body was carried to Nor- i 

wood for burial. " I 

The death of this venerable Kimball widow inspires the ful- i 

lowing interesting sketch of the blind preacher husband bv one | 

who knew him well. I 

Tiic departure of Martha .M. G. Kimball, registered in the Independ- 
ent of Dec. It), recalls the face and the voice of her late husband, widely 
known, years ago. as '"the Blind Preacher.'" 

The Rev. Caleb Kimball was a native of [pswich. born .Tune 3. 1798 — 
one hundred years ago. He bure his father's name Caleb. Ills mother's 
maiden name was Elizabeth Ffamm-jnd. Tiie old home «as(m High street. 
And High street has been the birthplace and residemje of many notable 
old-time people. 

Why he b-^came blind we do not know; for we were too young when 
we knew him to ask curious questions. Hut his closed and covered eves 
made him of attractive interest to the children of other day.s. 

He was graduated at Dartmouth in l&X: studied at Andover in is?'.); 
was ordained evangelist in 1S3-J. 

Si.xty years ago Evangelists were interesting and quite prominent 
pulpit men. Some of them were most effective. The compiler of the uld 
time -Village Hymns." was one of thisclass: and for two or three years 
was very prominent in the religious world. The Village Hymns were in 
constant use at the vestry meetings of the South Church a half century 

After his ordinati.jn. .Mr. Kimball preac-hert two years at Harwich 
totally I'iind: and two', ears a:ori.' a* Hidct'ord. Maine; and then ever after, 
he was a speaker wherever he was invited, especially to children. 

Fobruarv, 1849. 

We reinenili.^r that he came to lpsn-ii;h in the sumnuT of, perliapa. 
1S40. ilrs. Caroline I-'iiz and other ladies of the South Churo.U held meet- 
ing-i during- the summer season to interest children %vith stories and teach- 
iii!»'s. for books were not common then for little ones. At one meeting' 
lleathep n-ods were exhibited, and Mrs. Fiitz told of the lives of the far- 
away children. 

Mr. Kimball n a.s invited to speak at one of these meetings, and it 
was held in the parlor of Mrs. Daniel Coo-swell, — the Cog-ssvell house and 
store, then nearly opposiue the residence of Mrs. Heard. The children 
who were too jouny to go alone ou that auspicies day. were accompanied 
by mothers and B'randmothers. The parlors were crowded to overflowing-. 
Mr. Kimball soon appeared, his eyes covered with a g^reen silk band. A 
man ot small stature. l)nt iiiJl ot iivirg- energy, and an apprehension of 
what to say and how to sa^v it. 

Doubtless, the large majority of those present that afternoon are 
now in their grave-s, b>it those wbn remiiia will reiuember the nuainl ad- 
dri-ss of the ulind man on the ditference between rude and polite chil- 
dren: The rude child saying --y-e-r s." to his mother, and the polite one 
saying '-yes, ma'am." The blind man's --y-e-r-s." caused a burst, of merri- 
meut frofii cliiMr>^n ao'l trrandraot'ners: and was re-ochoe<l again and again 
w h f n m e e *_ ; n -7 --v n s d ■ > n e . 

Caleb l-Cirnbali wrote relicrious books for young- folks; and they sold 
verj- -jvidely. Two of them passed through forty-four editions. 

Of his old age we have no knowledge. He pa.ssed away years ago: 
and we think his dust lies at the foot of the iiill in our High street Bury- 
ing Yard. And his name is one that will now and again come up fresh 
either in memory or record. He will always be known as one who had 
spiritual intuition which, is. perhaps, more than physical vision. 


- -, i 

Won a Merited Honor. I 

Mi--> .\!i',--' 1,. Kimball of Xewburyport, daughter of Mr. (ieorge H. ? 

Kimbrill, i-esiiHn:: on Hroad Street, a - -student at the Ann i\rbor (Micb.-i Z;! 

medical university, and a native of this town, received the great honor of V 

being appoint.'ii a nurse in the Red Cross hospitfl service and has reported ,^ 

at Washington foi duty. There were 100 or more applications for the posi. 
t ion and it will be very gratifying to her Ipsv;ich. friends to learn that 
fihe carried off the honor. She should feel proud of her patriotic ancestry, 
iltr great ^-randiather was in the revolutionary war and two of her uncles 
'served throughout tlie rebellion while on the matenal side her grandfather, 
-Mr. Thomas L. Jewett 01 this town, served with distinction in the civil 
■.var. Miss Kimball is thoroughly fitted for her new duties. She spent 
two ye.trs inl the Xewburyport high school, gr.aduated at the Salem 
normal school, and for three years by application as a medical stu- 
dent has mastered the professional work in which she is bound to succeed. 
—Rowley. Mass.. Kecorc. See 1-am. Hist. pp. S0-.'-S03. 

234 Kimbail Familv News 

Ipsvich Notes. 

There are enoug-h Kiniballs still reniaininy abijut Ijiswich. 
Mass., to furnish the li>cal papers numerous items of persi;>n;il 

Robert S. Ki:r,baH is member of town committee for IS'i'i. 

Fred A. Kiinball is dvlc'.j-ate to a councillor convention. 

Miss Frances Kinilmli of Pi^urcun Cove visits her aunt Mrs. 
Howe, and Miss Lucy Iviraball g-oes on a month's visit to friemk 
in Maine. 

^ Miss Susie Kimball is teachinji^ school: Phillip Kimball i> 
building- and improving", and Kenneth Kiniball of the Sth Mass. 
Regiment, after a sixty day, s furlou^-h, ,>i-oes to Americus, Ga., 
to join his rei^iment. 

Daniel "Webster Kimball deals in provisions and shows a 
wonderful beet big- enoUL;"h for an item in the newspaper. 

R. G. Kunbali advertises to do house and sis^-n and carria!.;-e 
painting-, and is an artist on wall decorations, while R. S. Kim- 
ball acts as a floor director at n somewhat hig'h up private partv 
with an orchestra all the way from Boston. 

Suppleitieatal Notes to Family History. i 

Paofe 727 — The widow of William Xewell Kimball- marned 'i 

Franklin Bunnell 'no date g-iven). She was Marv Ann Archer. | 

born in Carlyle, Eng-lano, July 12. 1822. Her father was for | 

thirteen years a British soldier, and her mother belong-ed to the | 

noble Leslie family of Scotland. She came to the United States i 

in 1824, and in 1S41 married William Xewell Kimball of Webster. 1 

Mass., where he died in 18.51. Tae family was a notable one | 

as may be seen from the Family History. The portrait of Wil- | 

liam' is shown on page 4i.i?. and his father Samuel'-, was a sol- | 

dier under Wa-,hin.g-t(-)n at ^'alley Forire. ( p. 21f> i f 

Two of their children are still living-. Mrs. Jennie S. Har- | 

ington of Homer, Nebraska, and William Archer Kimball of I 

Bendena, Kansas. ( p. 1006 i The latter was a soldier in the Un- | 

ion Army, under his uncle Thomas Dudley Kimball. • p. 72s) | 

After the death of William Newell Kimball in 1851, his widov/ | 

married Franklin Bunnell and they had two children, George F.. f 

now of Etlingham. Kansas, and Fred L., of Sii,)ux Citv. Iowa. \ 

She died at her home near Homer. Dec. 2'>, 18')8, leaving a bus- * 

band and the four children above named. She was a patient i 

sutferer for several years, having received a paralytic stroke in I 

18'»l. from which time she was nearly helpless. ' | 

Mrs. Mary E. Kiinball oi Oxford. Mass., died in December I 

last, as we learn incidentallv but have no particulars. -See Fam. » 

Hist. p. 727.) ■ I 

February. 189'-'. 

Chief Justice Russel S, Taft. 

Governor Smith of Vermont, upon the resii::nation of Judge 
Ross has promoted Associate Judg-e K. S. Taft to be Chief Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court. Of this advancen;ent of Judge Taft 
the Vermont papers speak in most favorable terms. 

Russell S. Taft was born in Williston, Vt., Jan. 28, 1835, 
the son of Elijah and Orinda (Kimball! Taft. The Family 
History contains no mention of the family, but the NE^vs ex- 
pects to furnish it at some future time. 

He resides in Burlington, and from the daily News of that 
city for January 2<>, we find a sketch from which we take the 

•■Juilye Taft was educated in the ooiumon schools and in differeut 
academies. He chose inn- as his profession, was admitted to the bar of 
Chittenden county in N'ovemb«r. 1856. Ue i\as a selectman of the town of 
Burlington from ISil] to 18^;4. and an aldermiic of the city of Burlington 
f/om lt65 to ISOQ. He .vas state's attorney for Chittenden county from 
1962 to isri.";: a state senator from the same county in ISHS and 1866; city 
attorney for the city of Burlinptoa in 1871 and 1872; register of the pro- 
batecourt in the district Chittenden from 1863 to 1880; and lieutenant-gov- 
ernor of the state in 1872-4. [u ISsO he represen'ed the citv of Bnrling-- 
ton in the legislature and was elected assistant judge of the supi-eme 
court. He has since been biennially unaraimously re-elected and since 
1S90 has been first assistant. Judge Taft is especially conversant with 
Vermont decisions, and in disposing of cases is much more inclined to ap- 
ply to them-the law as it is in Vermont than the law as it may be in other 
jurisdictions. He is of literary tastes; a collector of early specimens of 
the art of printing, interested in historical matters, a vice president of the 
.Antiquarian societv of Vermont, in the organization of which he took an 
active part; and a resident member of the New England Historical, Genea- 
logical society. 

In ISSO he delivered the address at the serai-centennial celebration of 
the Boxer Engine company, wrote a sketch of the Vermont supreme court 
published in tlie dreen Bag in 18113-4. and at the last meeting of the Ver 
mont Bar association rend a paper termed "A Legal .Medley.'' which e.x- 
Senator Edmunds said was extremely interesting, valuable and witty." 

He married. June 27. 187*;. Jane -Marlette. a native of Illinois, a de- 
.seendant of the B'reneh Huguenot. Gedeon Merlett. a Staten Island immi- 
grant of 1662, and has one son. Russell Wale.s Taft. born May 4. 1878, a 
graduate of the University of Vermont, now a law student. 

The Chicago Record says: 

"The second regiment of volunteer engineers, which is now laying 
out the camp (jr the returned soldiers at Montauk Point, boasts the only 
M.irmon chapi.iin m th.- ;<rmy. He is E. C. Kimball of Utah, aclose friend 
of Col. AVillar'l Young, tlie regimental commaii.ier. who was a son of the 
famous Brigham Voung. Chiplain Ivimball does not preach Mormonism 
to the soldiers, but gives them talk.s on .Sunday mornings based on good 
moral lines. He is 32 j-ears old and prominent in the Mormon church. 

Kimball Familv Xe^ 

Some Valuable Sugrgestions. 

Hartford, Coxx. 

AT, f- t:' T- D'^c. 27, 1898. 

Mk. G. F. Kimeali.. 

Dear Corsix:— I hare just been reading- the twelve 
numbers of ^ olume I. of the Kimball Family News. The on- 
ly fault I have to rind v.-ith the numbers I have looked over' is 
that thev are so mterestintr— more so than anv novel I have 
read for a long- ^hile— that I cannot lav them down to take up 
mj pressing T%-ork. " ^ 

With all the Kiraballs there are in the present generation 
1 can hardly conceive how vou can have otherwise than a most 
liberal support for vour work. Possiblv it has been because the 
publication IS m Kansas. For several 'rears that has been New 
t^nglands ^azerethfrom which it was a question whether anv 
good thing couM come; and about the last place from which the 
good m the antiquarian line could rise. But I see now that 
while we at the east can furnish the antiquities of the fam- 
ily. It needed vour western enterprise to give them expression. 
hint as soonas it becomes-known that genealoirical enthusiasm 
and abihtyao not depend on longitude or localitv, it seems to 
me you will have an ample return alike of praise" and pennies 

In^my own case I greet you all the more cordially because 
ipswicn. Mass.. the original home of the Kimballs, is mv native 
place, and very singularly the native place of ail my American 
ancestors, alike on the paternal and the maternal side, and it 
makes me feel quite grand fatherly to reach half way across the 
continent to greet you younger folks in the voimger places, and 
gives me the sense ot personal importance which "the oldest in- 
habitant always reels, in this case if not the oldest in rears, yet 
in residence. 

I still retain the old family homestead in Ipswich, not Rich- 
ard s, but of three generations back, and go there often enouo-h 
to keep m touch with the inhabitants and interests of the place 
^ ou will be glad to know that it is a lovely old town, on.- that 
the Kimballs would all enjoy visiting, and that thev mav feel 
proud (5f_as the family's early home.' Sometime, if "vou "would 
like, I will give your readers an account of it, with perhaps.pict- 
ures ot streets, localities, and buildini^s associated with Richard 
and his earliest descendants. We have a Hist.^ricai Society 
there, and have just purchased and dedicated one of the t^nvn's 
old housesto its use, filling it with interesting relics. I was 
asked to give one of the addresses on the occasion, and, if I can 
hnd a copy, will mail to you. 

That suggests a suggestion I would like to make t-. you. I 
iee allusions in the News to various publications by members 
3{ the family. Could you not sometime give a list of'tha princi- 

Februarv, 1899. 

pal ones with the addresses of their authors? I would like to 
exchange— not that mine are of any surpassing- value, but that 
thev may illustrate family traits; and perhaps others may hare 
the same kind of interest. 

Still further, it maybe well sometime to have in some accessi- 
ble place, a collection of such writini^-s from the earliest date, and 
with it such other relics and memorials of the family as from 
time to time can be got together. Antiquities are among the 
ffw things wliich increase in value with years, and though what 
is modern now, may seem trivial and hardly worth preserving 
from the dust, in two hundred years from now they will be 
as precious as the ancient ones are today. Unless it be in "Wash- 
ington, D. C, or some large central locality, why would not 
Ipswich, the early home of the family, be appropriate for such a 

I am glad to see that the Family News does not exclude 
from its attention the women who have leen connected with our 
stock, either those who have married out of it to take other, 
names, or married into it to take the Kimball name. Without 
any disparagement of the paternal blood, not the least precious 
part of y.'hat is in ijur veins today has come from the mothers. 
It has been t :u rir.- good fortune of the Kimballs from the be- 
ginning t':. t i.!lv 1- ive asked a very superior class of women to 
be their y,-i\c>. anii that this class of women have so uniformily 
answered "yes." I ara happy to say my individual case is no 
exception; and going back five g-enerations to Moses'', the third 
from Richard', there is nothing of which I ara more proud th-iu 
that his wife, Susannah Goodhue, was the niece of the Goodhue 
v.-ho was one of the famous five in Ipswich who., a hundred years 
before Declaration of Independence, asserted the great principle 
of no taxation without representation. That fact with what it 
means for my bhiod is worth to me more than all the heraldic 
emblems ever certified toby the College of Heraldry. And surely 
in any hcjnest account of the Kimball stock we ought to give full 
credit to what it has thus recei-^'ed from the -women who have 
dropped at the marriage altar their own names to add to ours all 
they stood for. 

I have a score of other thoughts that the reading of your 
\'ol. I has suggested, but I will not burden you with them now. 
I can see in all directions wide field? of interest and usefulness 
opening for such a publication as yours, if it can only have 
the proper financial support. I began years ago a private study 
of my own ancestry reaching back to Richard. Your work, if I 
could have had it then, would have aided me mightily in a g-en- 
eral survey of the field, as that of Mr. Sharpies and Mr. Morri- 
son has since. But in my study I picked up many anecdotes and 
incidents illustrative of' family traits and of colonial time-^. 
which would have made the published genealogy too large and 

Kimtuill FaiT.ih- NL■\^•^ 

[The ro 



n. t.:i 


e i>a"r.le to eive tin- 

o-ive as nun. 

u as it .U.l last year 

to ajraiu ho 

irfroiu t.'ie wvit-i- a 

coslh', if jut in it, but suine of which miirht now "fn 
approT'riat-.'ly into the Fa::it.v N;:\vs. Then. too. as a Dar- 
-wiainn and Evdutionist I aia greatly interestol in Pleredity; 
and I can see that eventually a v.-ork such as yours can 1k' made 
will be of immense help in the stmly of its human mani- 

So in wishing: you a nierry Christmas and happy Xew 
Year. I wish jou in publishing the Kimball Family 2si;\vs the 
amplest success. 

t Rev. '. Jonx C. Ki.mhat.l. 
ill unite in ht<pina- to hear ag-aiu ffoni this 
)>^iss a iniid of ir.fiirmation to be a^ prolitie 
1 exnres^ion. The XKns tuav not beahle to 
l.ut'it will aim to give tlie l.i'st. an.l !ioi-es 

A Kimball Warship. 

Col. Luther Caldwell slUUs the f.dlowiug very readable 
item from Wasbinarton. These old Ipswich notes are univers- 
ally intere>tintr. 


17.-0 <) Street, Washington, U. C. 
Jan. 30. IS'io. 
To the Editor of the Kivrall Family News: 

I learn from the Ip>swich Independent that you publish a 
KiMRALL Xi-:v/s, which is news to mo. I an! a Kimball, or mv 
mother was whose name was r^Iary Kimball, daug-hter of 
Abraham Kimball, ship carpenter, and sister of Abraham Kim- 
ball. Jr. We belong to the Ipswich Turkey Hill tribe of Kim- 
balls. shii.>-buiiders. .and farmers, tall, broad shouldered, im- 
mense feet and hands, and fluent talkers, grey blue eyes, and 
characters unimpeached and unimpeachable. Hard workers, and 
during- the Kevidutionary war-tiuiit a vessel up at Turkey Hill, 
three miles away from tide v<-ater. She was named "The Huck- 
leberry,"" because built-in a lield or pasture of that name and 
bearing huckleberries. She was put on wheels and hauled to 
salt water by a "bee" wherein all the neighborinir farm.erscame 
together v.-ith yokes of oxen to do the haulint;-. Fri.m this inci- 
dent wc heard for a generation or so about ■'Turkey Hill Navy ][ 
Yard." The Kiraballs have moved away or died away ^ 
from the old farm, but the Lo<->rais faniilv who married Kimballs \ 
still hold the fort at "Turkey Hill."' 

I hope I may live to see the family reunion proposed. I send 
bv m.aii to vou a bcok of mine, entitled "Anne liradstreet. the 
Puritan Poetess." 

\"'erT respectfully, 

Li'TiiEK Caldwell. 

February. 1S'>'<. 
Dr. Arthur Kimball. 

Dr. Arthur Kiiubair (F.clitjiiQcr Kilmund'' Thomiis' l-Miiuina' Thomav' 
;i.jli:ird- Ric-hard'i. Hi-, f.ttlu-r. a -nuliiate of Uarraj-d. who studied law 
ivitli Daniel Welister. liad an id^-a that the family name was Kemble. and 
,.) ]>r. Arthur his ,~.on \va^ icnouti as Or. ICenibie. and this spelling is pve- 
-erved in the. following sketch from a Kostnu paper dated October ■-".'. l^-Os. 
•Dr. Arthur Kemble. one of the bf>t kuuwn physicians of Salem 
lied this morn in if -after a louy iilnes*. 

ArtUir .V -ai ilv: -.vis b )ra in \W'nham on Mav s. is;i'i. He was edu- 
■ated at Amli -rst Tolleye and the Harvard medical' school. He also studied 
in Knrope. 

Dr. ICerable was a suryeon in the navy for some time during- the 
eiril war. and .since Lrraduatui!'- at the medical school has practised in 
Salem, wh.-re he has ranU-ed as one of the most skillful surtreons arad physi- 
fi.ins in the viciniry. He was instrumental in e.stabli.shinir the Salem 
Hospital •.'!) or more" years acfo. and has been prominently connected wi:h 
it ever since. Hj was for several years an examining surgeon for pen- 

Dr. Iveral)le married a dau^vhter uf the late Jui'.o-e Perkins, who sur- 
vives him. They havu no children. The doctor was famous as a witne:.s 
in Court. He utiderstood medical jurisprudence about as well as most of 

.\n in--rrni.-e "f his character that is related of him is deserving- of 
[luiilK-atir, :. ' ■ . • ; I )ne inclement uicrht. several years ag-o. when 
intii. luL' '<■ practice, he was summoned from lus lied to 

;u;s^^,■ra.■: !■: I :, llcknewwell that he could not i-.xtMct an v 

n.;aiicial rctnrn tr.ose wh.. !iad a.sUed for his services, but he went as 

ihouL'h lie were to maiie a visit to his nearest and richest -j 

•r a dreary drive lie reached the house. There he found two | 

: witli the diphlln-ria. He ^luickly saw that one was beyond - ■ -J 

elp. l;;it a -'han • :i:i i ' ;.■!■ the other. Instantly he pro- j 

rfin-rn tlie vet \ i , i ■■, i inn. tracheotomy. The surjjeou. ., | 

1 lips, sucke'l t :■ : :ijemb.-ane from the tnroat. and ■ • >, 

e poor man's n, ;.: : - - ! ^ 

Sucii an act on tlii- part i/i tiie piicsician was extremely hazardous. f 

and none knew me fearful cliances he was taking- better than himself, and , • J 

yet he wiliinL-'.y accepted Iheereat risk. j 

As a result lie became very >ick and his life was for a time despaired • "' 

of. but he filially recovered, and he wa^ .-pared tobecome the n-reat physi- _| 

cian that he has been. Many ntln-r instances of personal heroism could -J 

be readily cited. 

He was a member of the Saiem Cuvtet Veteran Association, and for a 
long time Its suryeon. and a member for over •-'.■> years, of K-— -.x I.odtre. 
F. & A. M. 

He leaycti four brothers. Cant. Frank Ivemble and baot. liiloiund 
Kcinble of Xew York. ex-Aldennan Edward Kemble of .Saiem" and Walter 
Kemble of Wen ham. and three sisters. .Mrs. Mary B. Uobbins and .Mi,-.- .\unic 
A. K'l'iuble of Wenhara. an.l Mrs. .lohn Kobinson of Salem. His mother 
died in Wenhain. Feb. ■!,:. isss. :,.r,.,\ rs years. 

The funeral of lb- Kcubb- .\- .is held from tile family residence, on " - 
Federal street. II wa- c .;i.! n.- tci lo the IN'v. Henry IJeninyer of St. I'etcr's 
Kpiscopal Church, and tiie Ibv .1. !;. Franks of Grace Church. The casket 
was literally covered with tlora I .itferin'j's. After the services at the hcu.-e 
tlie remains were conveyed to Forest Hills crematory for cremation, which accomplished in the afternoon. 



children > 
all cartlfi 
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The life o 


Kim!);ill I'amih Xcws 

Rarabliis Aboat Old Ipswich. 

A book is soon to be i».siied to tlie public from the In<iepeni'i-nt I'russ. 
entitled ••Rambles About Old Ipswioli." It includes a sbort bketoh of tlie 
town, as one would see it as ho steps upon the plutfonu of tlie 11. A: M. R. K. 
depot. a.nd rarable-i throusrh its historic ^horoug-hfares. Tl\e hook is illus- 
trated with sixty fine half-tones of all tlie churches and old houses, also 
of inanj- of the most beautiful summer and permanent residences i'>f the 
town toci-ether with several vieivs taken from the upp. r and I'jw.t rivers 
with all their lirida-es. Most of the pictures were taken cspeci;ill y for this 
work by Goo. W. Dexter. The text is written by Rev. T. Frank \V;,t,.,-.s, 
and the entire arrans'ement of the book is the work ..f f.f.M, i;. il.,v,.\. 
edit..r of the Independent. The book is bound in .\v. r, iv,,.,.,, ,,,y. 
ers and ti'- i w'th a .--lik co.-d. with a special •■over illu-trati i:l f:-..;ri the 
pen of Prof. Arthur ^S". Dow. It is not only a g^uide. but becan^i' of its 
nicety of appearance and the artisticness of its entirety this work will 
make a becomin-j- present f.)r any to frive to their frienls. The printinu- is 
of it.self a work of ar'. and the very finest which has ever been attempted 
in Ipswich — Bever'.y Times. 

This souvenir of Ipswich v,-i\[ possess rare interest t^ .ill 
readers of the News. It is published under the auspicies of the 
Ipswich Historical S'lcietv, and is sent post-paid Inr 75 cents. l>v 
the Independent Press, Ipswich, Mass. 

The Aui,'-u-ta. Ga.. News tells in a column article how Col. 1 

D. B. Dyer mana^'-ed to induce President McKinley ti. visit that | 

city on his late s,;>uthern trip, after it had been decided that it | 

could nc:it be ih.>re. Accordinir to the prog-ram the proper cun- | 

nection could not be made, and Aug-usta was left out. Happen- | 

inij to be in Washins^ton. on his way south from New York, I 

some southern ii-entlemen meetino- him and knowin;,'- him to be a | 

railroad man. asked his help. The itinerary of the trip was al- t 

ready made at:d the manay-er said it could not be chano-ed. Now i 

nothing- suits Col. Dyer better than to do what others sav cannot | 

be done. So they went to the Southern Railway ofSce and after | 

a little study Col. Dyer pointed nut achang-e that would save an I 

hours time and take in Aut,'-usta. He claimed that hour and o-,,t | 
the visit too. 

Messrs. J. S. Kimball i Co., shipping merchants of San 
Francisco met with a severe loss in the wrecking on Dec. '», u( 
their steam schooner. Protection, heavily loadefl with coal, <;n the 
way from Seattle to San Francisco. The engineer was knocked 
overboard, but the rest of the crew, nearly frozen, were rescued 
after twenty six hours exposure in open boats. 

Topeka, Kansas, March, 189^). 

Viil. II. A'o. 3. T'/n <, oO ctnts a year 






^^. .1 

A Kimball Bank. 

We present above the ititeriDr ol the Farmers" Bank at Sun- 
ry, Ohio. I'ai^e^iS^. Elias Kimball, born in Li^-banon, N.H.. July 

1S15. moved to Ohio in 1S37. Most of his life there was 
int in the dry g-ooJs trade, and there he died in 1872. He was 
c: first president of the bank. He was a grandson of that Jos- 
h Kirnball who went from Preston, Conn., to I'lainheld, N.H.. 
17<.4, and became a leading citizen of that state. [Fam. Hist. 

M2 Kimball Faiuilv News 


At the home of Professor and Mrs. Car! C. Plehn, in Berk- 
ley Cal., last Tuesday evening-, (Feb. ]4, IS't't I occurred the 
marriaofe) nf Miss Mary B.R. Sturtevant, only dau!j;-hter of Mrs. 
Sturtevant Peet. and Mr. Edwin Boyce Kimball, i son of the late 
Dr. Edwin Kimball of Hawards, Cal. i The Rev. Mr. Swan pro- 
nounced the wi.rds -which made the couple une. Mr. and Mrs. 
Kimball are spendini,"- their himevmoon m southern Califi.irnia. 
— S. F. Evening- Post, Feb. 20, IS'i'*. Fam Hist. p. 7S(.. ) 


In Chicaij^o- Jan. 2.^, 1S0'», Allen Howard Kimball, son of 
Elmer Allen and Ella Howard Kimball. [See p. '''»5 Earn. Hist., 
also p. SS. Fam. Nr-;ws, for IS'i:?.] 

p. l')7.] This Joseph was grandfather of Elder Roswcll Kim- :■ 

. ball, the Illinois pioneer and .great ^grandfather of Kollin Hili- ;. 

bard Kimball now of Garfield, Ga. [See Fam. News, p. l.v^ i 

August; pp. 153 to 155, Sept.; p. 171. Oct.: and p. 177 with \ 

trait in November Nkws.] A young-er brother of this Roswcll ■• 

Kimball was Lewis Kimball, whose portrait is gi\-en opposite ^ 

page 575 of the Family History with a liberal sketch of his use- i 

fill life. A few errors in that sketch are elsewhere corrected on ; 

another pag-e of this issue of the News. | 

A young-er brother of EHas Kimball is .Toseph Henry Kim- \ 

ball, the manag-erof a creamery in Sunbury, O. [See p. (>->?•.] \ 

The eldest daughter of EHas Kimball was Irene who married ■ 

ried 2d in lS7'i, Georg-e Armstrong. The following, then, are the I 

names of those shown at the couriter at the bank. V 

Otis Hinkley Kimball, born Juncl3, 1S55 in Sunbury, Ohio, j 

is the only son of Elias Kimball and his wife Irene A. Ticknor. | 

He was cashier of the bank in 187(>, the year of his to | 

A bb}- ^loore, who is descended from New England parentage. ': 

He has been president of the bank for ten years. | 

Owen Adam Kimball, born July 15, 1805, is the oldest son 5 

of Joseph H. Kimball. He was a student at Fenton's Business | 

Colkg-e in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1SS4. Was five years a partner in ; 

a dry goods house. Went as cashier to bank in Jan. 1S'»2. j 

Charles Otis Armstrong- is a grandson of Elias Kimball, be- j 

inir the youngest son Irene (Kimball ; Armstrong, born Mav 15, 1 

1S77. " , ' ? 

All three born and raised in Sunbury. j 

On pages l(>4-5, October News may be found a pathetic | 

mention of the youngest member of J.H. Kimball's family by his ? 

moth.-r. Word now comes of his death, Feb. 14, particulars of ; 

■which we may be able to give next month. He was for years a ; 

patient sufferer from spinal disease. I 

March. Ksy9. 

Eriterprising Kimball Boys. 

Enterprising- boys make enterprising^ men. The Oxford, 
Me., Advertiser of February 10, has the following- in proof of 
the statement. 

A feu- nmntlis before iien. G. L. lieal died (Ut-e. 11, 'Hii.) he came Liilo 
our office an'l toUl us iusub.stanee the following story as to thena'j;iing of 
the Norway viliay-e streets and putting up of si^^'us; 

-■Vos,- s;iid the g-eneral. "vve boys named the street* and put «p the 
sig-iis. That is. the Kirul)all bo\ s and myself. There are only one or two 
of the original sig-ns in the village now. The. one on Heal's House. -Cot- 
tage i^treef. I've had painted onue or ""wice when the has l)een 
painted, and that and one other. -Main .Street.- are the only ones I know 
of. It i.s pretty close on to forty-tire years ago that signs were 
painted and put up." 

"You .see.-'saj-s the (leneral, '-that about the time we organized the 
O.Kford Fiear P^ngine Company vve had grown to be .> eonsiderable of a vil- 
lage, or at least we young fellows thought we had. a;i.l a!s m thought the 
streets ought to be named so a stranger wouldn't get lost. We were enter- 

■-The attention of the Corporation .\sse.i>;,ors was called to this fact, 
but they said tht-y had no money for such purposes and turned us down. 
.\.itwittist.-inf!iiiu tha.. Han. Kimball and I thoug-ht diJterectly and we 
mad>- the sigu> in Chas. P. Kimball's Carri-age Factory at our (jwn expt-nse. 
Charles gave us the lumber — or we stole or took it — vve got it from Charles' 
pde of lumber, probably with his con.sent. as I reme-mber he helped us a 
little. Han. and 1 vlid ;he carpentry work assisted a little by Charles. 
Thero were a <lozen or more of these sign.s. if I remember right; .lohli 
.\ngus. the man who painted President Frank Pier<;e"s lettered and 
painted t'n- sign^-," (See Family News. Oi:t. ISSH.) 

-All tiii> work had to be done in secret 'as tliere was some feeling 
in the village n^'ainst such ari.stocratic foolishness as p.iinted signs f(.)r the 
.street.'^. .Trel too. the people wouldn't agree as to tvhat names the streets 
should have. They'd tried lo a?ree as to what the names of one or two 
streets should be. but they couldn't do it." 

••Chas. F. and Ilun. Kimball and myself and -John .\ugus agreed on 
the names of the streets. I think Ilan. and [ got into a dispute over one 
and vve left it to Chailos to decide, ami he decided .-igainst. nie if I remem- 
ber correct, and called it •Hrovvn Street.' '' 

••The signs were put up in the riight and it was the talk of the vil- 
lace for some days thereafter. One of the heavy taxpayers— well 1 oould 
say who he was. but I won't— thought certainly there would he a rise in 
his next year's tax to pay for •them sin-ns'. hut there never was.-' adiled 
the General. 

•■That Cottage Street sign on the Heals Ho.:se ami a Maine Street 
sign somewhere are the only original ones lef:. Vou remember that 
Fred, and ivh.-n vou have the house tainted .i^raiu just have that sign 


?44 Kimball Fjiniilv News 

tiniched up and Ic'-fD it to vfaii;mbcr tlif boys. « ISO raado and fe'avo tlicm 
to the villaov.- 

We promised the General that we would do it and the promise has 
been kept. Last summer the Main Street .sign, ivhieli lia.s done duty at 
the old Shackley I'oruer for so ruany years, needed repairinu- The re- 
pair.s have been made and it is hoped it will remain in kind remem iranee 
of the boys who made it and g-ave lo the village nearly a half a eentury 

A Gift to thk \'ii.i.A(iK of Xomv.vv i:v 

CkX. (iEOK.,K L. liKVI,. 
.''■ ■ Hon. Ill VMI.FS 1-. ICiMIIAI.I.. 

llov. lH^VNUiAI. I. KlMKAM.. 

Charles P. Kimball established the Kimball Carriag-e Com- 
pany at Chicag-o. ip. S2S.) Hannibal Kimball built the Kim- 
ball house, cos.titi^'- over e.-UO, nun, in Atlanta, Ga., and was di- 
rector tfeneral of the International Cotton K.^position in that 
city. .See Fam. Hist., p. h:>1-3.^.) 

Will David Answer? 

David S. Kimball has been installed as commander of Fair- 
bank's Post. No. 17, Cr. A. R., at Detroit Michiyan. This Post 
is the larg:est in the state, numbering- 520 members. Mr. Kim- 
ball has lived m Detroit twenty years. He was born June 1, 
1S43, enlisted Au(<., ]Si>l. in Adrian, Mich. ; was sent in St. Louis 
- where he was assio-n^d to the First Miss.niri Eno-ineer Corps. 
We do not tind this Kimball cousin in the Family History and 
solicit informatii:>n as to his family. It is known that one of the 
sons of Abraham'', p. 160, went to Ohio and then to Michig-an 
early in the century, and that nian_\ of his descendants have not 
I: yet been located. Is this David one of them? 

f Lieut. Commander W. \V. Kimball i>f the L'nited States 

|, Navy has been takinu- a rest visiting- friends at his old home in 

1^ Paris, Maine. It may be remembered that more than a year 

I ag-o. in command of the torpedo liu:it ti.iti!la consistins^ of the 

P Porter, Dupont and Cushin^- he was sent ■ n a tour of inspection 

•g along- the Atlantic and (rulf Coasts, and up the Mississippi river. 

|, By the time they reached Mcjbile the Spasiish war came on and 

?■ . and they were ordered to the Cub. in coast, where not much was 

1-- found for them to do, but one of his young- ofUcers, Ensig-n 
r, ' Bag-ley of the Winslow, was the first, early in May, to fall in 

fe actual war, although a young- oi'ricer, son ot ( Ten. Breckenbridg-e, 

§, -was washed overboard and drowned a shi.rt time before. ' See 

I' • p. f^S, June Nkws, also p. U> January, p. M, March, and p. IS.i 

■|. ,. August, also Fam. Hist. p. '<'»7. i 

March. 18')9. 

Tvo Easter Poems. 

Oh g-loriinis Easter morning- 

A fitting- symbiil found, 
In sprouting- buds and grassi-s 

From out the warm, moist ground. 

Oh blessed Easter morning-. 

Our voices loud we raise 
In sweet and joyous anthem. 

To sing- our dear Lord's praise. 

Elkanor Tavlok Ki.mbal: 

Raise your voices in praise, ye children of men. 

Send forth your glad worship in song 

Let hearts open wide 

This bright Eastertide 

To Him who on Christmas was born. 

He came to this world a babe like the rest. 

For cradle a manger had he. . J 

There the Magi old . ;, ■ 

Brought incense and gold , 

As He lay on the Virgin's knee. 

"Wheti the servants of death went forth to obey 
The order of Herod the king. 

The ang-el of love ' | 

tTod sent from above ', ', j 

Enf.dded the child with its wing. i 

' *-, 

He sutTered for us the death on the cross, ' '■. ■ >; 

The angels were weeping in heav'ti, \ 

But joy follows pain v 

So loudly proclaim j 

Hail. Easter! For Christ has aris'n. '- 

I Fam. Hist. p. !o57. i Florence Kimball. •. ' 

Leverett Kimball one of the oldest active business men of i 

Haverhill. M:iss.. died Oct. 17, IS).^. at his He had ■ 

been ill for the past six months with an intestinal complication. 
He was a native of Bradford and had been erg-aged in the jewelry 
business for more than (>o years. The business house tn which 
he succeeded and which he carried on actively for the pa-^t half 
century is one of the oldest in Hayerhill. He left a scm. Wal ■ ,' ' 

lace L. Kimball, and a wife. [See page t,37. No. 13U4.] 

Kimball Familv Ne- 

Sketch of Aaroti Kimball, 2411. 

Pag-e 102") Aaron Kimball'' i Thomas De Kays Richartl" Rich- ■ 
ard Richard-' Aaron^ Richard" John- Richard' ) was born in Nuw ' 
York Citv, March If), 183h. He was the second son of Thomas * 
DeKav and Marv Ann i Going-s ) Kimball. He died at his home 
near Austin, Minnesota, Jan. K>, 1899. Thomas DeKav Kim- 
ball removed to Middlebury. Elkhart C>>., Indiana, in ls,^7, and • 
here Aaron g-rew to manhood amid the hardships a_.d limitations | 
incident tn pioneer life. He was educated at Michig-an Univer- f 
sitv and in 1S57 went to Howard Co., Iowa, which was his home I 
for" nearly thirty years. He commenced life there as a teacher, \ 
and soon became deputv treasurer, and in 1S58 married Mrs. i 
Irene S. Kelly, widow of Capt. Alexander Kelly of New Bedford. | 
Mass., who died in Cresco, Iowa, 'in ISTo.deaving- him one daug-h- J 
ter, Mary Irene, now the wife of Hug-h S. Campbell, of Austin. | 
Minnesota. i 

In March. 1872, he married Miss T\mma Laird of Indianapo- | 

lis. who survives him. .ind by whom he had live children. Lois, I 

wife of Prof. Matthev.-s of Utah University. Misses Kuth and | 

Alice, and two sons who died in infancy. ? 

In IS(>4 he was elected clerk of the"H(jward Co. C:urts, later i 

was made County Supervisor, and in 1S77 was chosen Senator f 

to represent the district composed of Howard. Chickasaw and | 

Bremer Counties. ; 

He was always an active temperance worker and was for | 

years president of the Iowa State Temperance Alliance. He can- | 

vassed the state in the work of carrying- th\ prohibition amend- * 

ments to tiie constitution, and g-ave his services, time and money j 

freely, in the effort to forward the cause dear to his heart, and i 

that he believed to be fraug-ht with the g-reatest benefit, to his | 

fellowmen. He was always an ardent and active republican. | 

I'rom 186') to 1885 he was senior partner of the banking- hou^e | 

of Kimball & Farnsworth of Cresco. Iowa, and in the latter year f 

retired from banking business and removed to his larye farm at '*. 

Cedar Bend near Austin, Minnesota. During- the first years ol | 

his residence in Minnesota he was president of the Mower Co. ^ 

Ag-ricultural Society -was much interested in ag-ricultural pursuit^ > 

and in thoroug-h bred stock-raising, and was always and every- < 

where active in whatever would tend to the upbuilding of the | 

community in which he lived and the best interests of his fellow | 

citizens. | 

He was a member of the Congreg-ational church and wa^ 
ever ready to serve his church as deacon, Sunday School suon-r- 
intendent, representative at associations and councils, or in any 

capacity his services were required. ^ 

March, IS'J'). 247 

Five years ag-o his health beg-an V) fail, an.l for threi' years 
he has been a irreat sufferer. Repeated surg-ical operations were 
resorted to, and everything- that human skill could devise, or 
love sugftrest to save or prolong- so valuable a life wasdone, 
but in vain; the disease eventuated in cancer of the bowels, and 
January 16, at midnight he was summoned home, leaving- a be- 
reaved and sorrowing- family to mourn his loss. 

Mr. Kimball was a man of many rare liualities of character, 
and of unswerving- integrity; larg-e hearted, <fenial, of a cheer- 
ful and hopeful disposition; he was the lifeof any circle of which 
he was a member, and he has left behind him a fragrant mennjrv. 
In his death there are many mourners; not only the dear inner cir- 
cle of his hiime. where he will be so g-roatly missed, and the 
sisters and brothers who survive him, out neighbors and towns- 
men, and all who have come under the innuence of his strong 
personality, feel that a good man, and one who could ill be spared, 
has been called home, and that earth is. poorer and Heaven is 
richer for his passing. 

From the Republican of Decorah, Iowa, where he was well 
known we take the following: 

"At Cre^ca last friduy were interred the reniains of lion. Aaron 
Kimball, who was at one time the most prominent public citizen of Howard 
Coi'.ntv- Horn in .New York i/ity in l«:fi>. but renioving- with his parents • ' "J ■ 
to huliuua in ehiidhood. allof liis e.xperienoes were in the west. F£e was ' 

liberally educated and graduated at Ann Arbor, Mich. Bis residerice in : 

Iloiv:ird County began in IS.iT, and in 111)4 he was elected Clerk of the 
Courts; still later he became a County .Supervisor, and in 1«<77 he was 
chi.-i'n Senator for the district composed of Howard. Chickasaw anil Kre- 
uier Counties. In this position he secured such prominence that he be- ■ 

came a (jubernatorial possibility, and in one Republican State Convention jj 

rived a very liberal support from the radical prohibition wing- of the _ . 

party. From ISt'.'.i to lss.> he wui senior partner in the banking house of 
Kiaiball and t'arnsworth: and in the latter year retired from business and 
removed to a larye farm near Austin. Minnesota.- 

Quinquennial Reunion. 

The Boston Globe of Dec. S, 1S'»S, rer»>rts the quinc^uennial 
reunion of past and present teachers and the alumnae of Brad- 
ford Academy. Among those present it mentions Mrs. Betsev 
Kendall. i Fara. Hist. p. 844. i She is the only surviving child of 
of Prof. Benjamin Greenleaf and Lucretia Kimball. Prof, (ireen- 
leaf was for many years preceptor of the Bradford Acadettiy, 
and was the author of Greenleafs Arithmetics and other well 
known school books. 

A letter of trreeting was also read from Mrs. Charlotte Ten- 
ney Kimball the oldest living alumna of the Academy now over 
S4 years old. regretting her unavoidable absence. She is the 
widow of the late Daniel B. Kimball, whose portrait 'in the Fam- 
ily History is opposite page bZ.i. 

Kimball Family News 

SupplcmentaJ Notes to Family History. ^ 

Paj^-es 353 and 9oS Family History, and pages 124 and 125 | 

July number Kimball News. " ' \ 

On account of some errors in the additions gfiven on the | 

above pages in the News, and because of some nev/ matter, the | 

foUowiny- is furnished by Georg-e B. Kimball of Jamesport, Mo. i 

Benjamin Gage Kimball was born November 17, 1814, at Brad- | 
ford, Mass., emigrated to New York when quite young and 
there served an apprenticeship as a shoemaker. In 1837 he 
moved to Missouri and located at Tinncv's Grove, Ray County, 
entering into partnership with Isaiah ^Iansur and embarking 
in the mercantile business and continuing therein until A.D. 
1842, when he removed to Cravensville ^Old Diamond of Mor- 
mon fame) in Daviess County, Missouri. On Feb. 14, 1843 
he was married to Zerelda .\nn Burton, a daughter of George 
Louis Burton and Ann Kincaid Burton, «rf Poage. Soon 

after he formed a mercantile partnership with Wm. Johnson .| 

at Cravensville but sold out in 1S45 and moved to a farm he | 

had purchased, five miles north of Cravensville. In 1848 he | 

sold this farm and purchased another one mile west, which I 

is still owned by his wife who survives him. During the f 

gold excitement, in 184'^ he sold his personal effects and tried | 

his fortunes with varied success until March, 1852, when he I 

returned to the farm managing the same and engaging in | 

the lumber business until his death, which occurred Oct. 22, i 

1882. T He was elected Public Administrator of Daviess | 

County in 18h0, which office he held for four years, was a \ 

member of the county court of the same county for two or f 

more terms, and at dilfierent times was Assessor and Deputy , 

Sheriff. J 

The descendants of Benjamin Gage Kimball and his wife, | 

Zerelda Ann, with dates and residences are as follows: i 

i George Heniamin. born Mar. 2. 1^44; married Feb. 19. lStJ8, to -3 

Nancy M. Hill, liaugliter of Wm. P. and E. Beard Hill. Their I 

cbildreu are: 1. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Mch. 2, 1S72. Teacher J 

in Albany. Mo. 2. Mary Eliza, b. June 12, 1874, now at James- I 

port, Mo. 3. Georgia Ann Virg-inia. b. Jnly 2:>. 1876; died Nov. j 

28, 1878. 4. Zerelda Addie, b. July 7. 1880; now at Jamesport. 5 

Mo. The mother died May 12, 1881. and the father was mar- i 

rieJ again, May 7, 188.7, to Mrs. Martraitt E. Maey, daughter of 1 

Wm. and Hannah Cruikshank. b. July 7, 1841, near Gla.sgow , 
Scotland, and died at Jamesport, May 10, 18>.i3. (Jeorge Benja- 
min, farmer and merchant, now resides at Jamesport. Daviess 
County, Mo. 
ii James William, b. Dec. 10, 18!:.; m. Feb. 14, 1877, to Ann Vogel. 
Their children are as follows: 1. Josephine V.. born Sept. T, 

March, 1S99. 249 

1880; now at Jameson, Mo. .'. Win Thurston, b. July 23, 1S8'2: 
d. Mch. L'l, 1883. .1. Lula Mary. b. Xov. ."., lS-i3; now at Jameson, 
Mo. 4. Alice Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, IS8.i; now at Jameson. Mo. 

iii Caroline Elizabeth, b. Aug, 14, 1848; d. January 14. 1870. 

iv Eliza Mansur, b. Feb. 2, 18.->3: m. Dec. 31. 1772, lo Joseph H • 
Feurt. Their children are: 1. Oaf?-e Davis, b. Feb. 14. 1S74: now 
at Jameson, Mo. He wa.s married Dec'ltl, 1896 to Nannie Fro- 
man._ 2. (lertruie H.. b. June 27, 1877; now at Jameson, Mo. 
3 Joseph H., b. Mch. 28, 1880; d. Mch. 38. 1880. The husband. 
Joseph H. Feurt died, and on May 18. 189). Eliza .\I.. the wife 
was marriel to Henry Hubbard. Their children are: 4. Lap- 
ilolo Kuth, b.July 30, 1893; now at Jameson. Mo 5. Horace H.. 
b. Mch. 28. 1897; now at Jamjson. .Mo. 
V Alioe Ann, born .\pril 7, Is.i.T; married May 22, IS'J.i, and died 
June 23. 1888. One son b. Au?. 20. 1886; d. Sept. 16. 18.s6. 

vi Nathaniel Thurston, b. January 2.>, 18.i7; m. to Elizabetli Lowry 
-May 9, 1886. Their children are as follows: 1. Ernest L . b. 
Dec. 9, 188»: now at Jameson, Mo. 2. Orville, b. May 12, 1890: 
now at Jameson, Mo. 3. Richard, b. Oct. 22. 1892; now at 
Jameson, Mo. 

vii Harriet Ellen, b. May 9, 18.'i8; died July 1". 1863. 
viii .Teffersou Davis, b. July 19, ISiil: now a ranchman at Lavina. 
Ferg'us County, Montana. 

Page 199— Lewis Kimball', d. March 12. 1895, not 1S15. See p. 375.- 

Pag-e 374 — Lucv Allen Kiraball', died March 2. not 21. Lewis 
Kimball'', married 2nd, Sept. 7, 185S, not 1859. 

Page 375 —Nellie May KimbalF, died May 3, 1S80, not 1859. 

Page 375 — Henry Waldo Davis should be Harry Waldo Davis. 

Pag',: 971--G'-or'2:e H. Long-ley. of Peterborough, N.H.; died Feb. 
17, 1S96. He was well known as a correspondent of Con- 
cord and Boston newspapers. 

Page 1425— Child of Joseph Edwin KimbalP, should be Samuel 
Mason Kimball. It is the only name he is ever called. 
Born on Jan. S, 1890, not Jan. 9. 

Page 1143 — (pages 117 and 118, and pages 15() and 157 Kimball 
News, July and September numbers 189S. ) The children 
of John Kimball are given on page 1143 of the History, 
and in supplementary notes of the Family News for Sep- 
tember, further details are given. John Simpson Kimball 
son of Charles C, now^ resides at Seminary Park, Califor- 
nia, and is a ship owner and lumber merchant doing busi- 
ness in San Francisco. It was his Company's schooner 
mentioned in the last number of the News as having been 
wrecked. His wife, Helen N. White Kimball is not dead 
as stated in the News on page 157. Their eldest daugh- 
ter, Alice Naomi, b. Nov. 9, 1S(.'», married about 1.S97. 
Charles Campbell, a wealthy planter living in Honolulu. 

Kimball Faiuilv News 

Truth and Errors Mixed. 

On pu'jfc 231 of the Nkws, January number, \ve mentiurieil 
the death of Jared Kirtlin KimbiU. regreting- the want of furlii- 
er information as he CI luhl not be connnected with the family. 
His daug-hter. Mrs. .Margaret K. Ross, of Clarks," Nebraska, 
now supplies some missing links, and in connection therewith 
relates some traditions they have preserved. They have not 
seen the Family Plistory and are uncertain where thev belong. 
They have the family line, marriages, births, etc., as" jfiven in 
the History from Richard', IJeniamin-, Abraham'', Ephriam', to 
Asa', as g-iven on page ')7. This Asa\ as stated in the Historv 
was born Sept. lo, 1/2-^, and married Ruth Morgan, and lived 
in Middleton, Conn. Here Abraham Tvler'' was" born in 17.=.7, 
died ls.i4, married Sarah Babbit. His son Asa' was born ]7't3, 
died 1S75, married Mary Spencer. They had ten children, onlv 
three of whom are living. -j 

Jared Kirtlin Kirabair, who died Jan. 12, LS'*'^ was born in ^ 

Middleton, Conn., as stated in January issue. Married at j 

La Salle, 111., Jan. 1, 1S57, Lucinda Lowell of Vermont stock, 
whose family dates back as far as that of Richard'. She is still 
living-. , , 

i Delbert K.. 1.. Jan -J.;', is.^s.' 

ii Mary Mai-jraret, b. .Jan. 1.1, isc.i. 

iii Louie Agnes, b. April -jr.. IStiii. 

■'•' iv -Mattie .Serena, I). Jime ■-'11. isijs. 

V Perrv Robert, b. Xov. 1.^, ISTd. 

vi Waller Lowell, b. Mar. -'i, ISTi. 

vii Frank Edward, b. .June :i:-'. 1877. All living. 

It will be seen that the family tradition is quite authentic 
so far and as Mrs. Ross is anxious to know if her relationship to 
the family can be established, bhe may rest assured of the fact. 
The matter of doubt resting on another tradition is interesting. 
It was that a second brother, named Edwin, left England in the 
ship Elizabeth with Richard, but in a shipwreck he was separ- 
ated from his brother and was landed on the ct>ast of Ireland, 
and tha.t he afterwards became the head of another branch of 
the family. 

Readers of the P\imily History now know that two brothers 
Richard and Henry, did come over in 1S37; that Henry's line has 
become almost extinct and that nearly or quite all the Kimballs 
now in the country are direct descendants of Richard. 

Mrs. Ross misunderst.ands a correction in January New.s. 
when she gathers that Pnif. Sharpies holds that Ursula Scott 
was not the wife of Richard, and savs they have tradition to 
the contrary. Prof. Sharpies" point' was that Margaret Dow 
was the wife who survived Richard. Lrsula Scott was the tirst 
wife and mother of his children. 

Preserved by Moses Kitnball. 

The New York Herald of Sunday Feb. 19, 1S4'>, contains a 
larg-e engraving- of Washing-ton and his family from a paintini^ by 
the,early noted artist, Edwin Savage. The picture was a large one 
that was well known in the early years of the century, and hung- 
in a New York g-allery that was destroyed by fire and for years 
it was supposed to have perished. It seems however that it was 
saved and afterwards sent to a Boston g-allery, -n-here it was 
found by the late Moses Kimball in 1840. He was owner of the 
celebrated Boston Museum. Here it remained for nearly two 
genreations. until discovered and identified by Mr. S. P. Avery, 
jr., a New York art connoisseur. The rediscovery of the paint- 
ing- is considered a g-reat "find," and the Herald devotes most 
ofa page to the engraving- and its History. Moses Kimball was 
for mariy years a leading citizen. His museum had a national 
reputation, while his own personality lent its intluenee to the 
social and material progress of all New England, and more or 
less to the entire nation. The Family History on page hf>2 men- 
tions him but slightly. A more lengthy sketch, but one still 
incomplete, was given in the March number of the Nkws. 
. l,s')S) pao-e .-I.. 

The Boston Globe of Jan. 9, notes the death of Dr. Samuel 
F. Dike at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John H. Kimball, 
Bath, Maine. Dr. Dike was at one time an earnest Swedenbor- 
gian minister. He was born March 17, 1815. According to the 
(rlobe he leaves six children, one daughter, the wife of the Hon. 
John H. Kimball of Bath, and another Mrs. E. H. Kimball. 
The latter we do not place. > p. 555. i 

We take the following from the Boston Globe, dated 
Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 27, is'is, 

Miwps C. Kimball, a wellknovvn resident of this city, died suddenly 
this evL'iiing- at his home oa .Merriinac street. He tvus a native of IJvadford 
and nad re.sided in this city all his life. He was a veteran of the civil 
Massachusetts volunteer militia L'ntil 
two years ago. when he suffered a slwLdj. he was employed as a teamster 
attacked with paralysis of the heart early 
)ne brother and a sister. He was ag-ed liT 

The Globe of March ,-. also says that Dr.Samuel .-Vyer Kim- 
ball of that city. [p. 8.i5] was called to Bath. Me., to sec his 
father, the Hon. John PI. Kimball who was seriously ill. [p. 555] 
We have no further particulars. 

haviu? .s. 

rved in the 1 

years ago 

when he suffi 

street ear 

driver, lie w 


He left a wife 

-s. (Fain. 

Hi-t p. r.V.K N 

Kimball Kamilv Kews 

Death of Judge Woodbury. 

Jiulge Enoch Webster Woodbury died at his home in JJethel, 
Maine, January 2(>, 1899. He was born in Sweden, Me., Jan. .s, 

ISIS. He was larg-ely eng-ag-cd in mercantile business, but I 

found time to g-ive much attention to public alTairs for which he | 

had peculiar talents, althoutjh never aspirinij to responsible po- | 

sitions. He was one of the founders of the republican party in | 

his state. He served in both houses of the state leg-islature, f 

served as Judge of .he Probate, superintendent of Reform School, ~^ 

and for tifty years a justice of the peace, and almost continuous- | 

ly a member of some public board of trustees. He was an ar- | 

dent worker in the temperance cause, and during- the war de- -I 

voted much of his time to caring for and enlistinji- union soldiers. | 

It is seldom that we meet with men of such well balanced | 

character. As a business man, in political life, and as a life- | 

long member of the Congregational Church, with positive views, I 

he always commanded, both the respect and confidence of his | 

acquaintances of all parties and sects. | 

On July 2, 1S49, he niarried Sally Ludlow Kimball, daughter I 

of Aarou and Phoebe (Chadbourne ) Kimball of Bridgton. They | 

had five children. Webster graduated from Bowdoin College i 

and Bangor Theological Seminary, ;i.nd entered upon the minis- | 

try of the Congregational church. He has been settled o.-er | 

several parishes and is now enjoying what has proved to be a I 

long pastorate at Milford, Mass. Francett; married Deacon | 

Josiah U, Purington and lives in Bethel village. .\mbrMse, died | 

in childhood. Emma Caroline, married Francis S. Chandler | 

and lives in Bethel village. Weslev K., is a successful lawver | 

at Pottsville. Penn. ' " " | 

In Ihfib they were burned out, the destruction being so com- | 

plete that not even a good suit of clotlies was left. That was a I 

a severe blow for he not only lost much property, but a valuable | 

library- and many other things that he had been accumulating f 

for twenty-five years and could not be replaced. |. 

Mrs. "Woodbury died in 1S89. Since that time Judge Wood- ! 

bury had found a pleasant home with his daughter, Mrs. Pur- | 

ington. Judge Woodbury left eight grandchildren and live | 

great-grandchildren. j 

The Oxford advertiser from which we gather these particu- i 

lars, says: j 

Tbu fuiuTnl u-as held at. the First dnsTt-eational ehureh on Tues- ,! 

day afternoon. The lar^e l)u;ldiiit;- was fiUeil with sympathizing- frit-nds. ^ 

who g-athered to pay tiieir last tribute of respects to one so dear to them j 

as a loyal citizen, a kind neighbor and an ardent supporter of all that j 

can develop an enlightened christian life. | 

The casket was profusely decorated with cut Ho-.vers. and a sheaf of I 

%vheat lay upon the.foot. The pew that used to be occupied by the Jud-re l 

March, 1.- 

in )iis constant attendance to meetinfr wns decorated with bor|uet.s of 
pinVts and roses and trailin<r bmi'.ax. 

The eldest son, Rev Webster Woodbury of Milford. Mass., was un- 
able to be present on wccount of tlie severe sickness of his companion. 
Wesloj- \Yoodbury. esq., tlie other son. of I'ottsville. Pa., was present, also 
:i g-randson. Walter Chandler, of Norway. 

All business and business places were closed fnjm 1:.' until 4 o'clock 
p. m.. and the schools until •2:M). 

Note by Sumner Kimball of Lovell, Maine: — 2448. 

In the forejToing- sketch of .Fud^e E. W. Woodbury and family, men- 
tion is made of his marriag-e with Sally Ludlow Kimball, daug'hter of Aaron 
and Phebe iChadbourne) Kimball, of Hridg-ton, Me. By reference to our 
history on page -181). Xo. '.I4.i — Aaron and I'hebe iChadbourne) Kimball — 
tlu'ie is but one child g-iven. 'J'liis should be amended as follows: Phebe 
Cliadbourne Kimball died .March "-i. ISS-J. 

i Chai-les. b. . IST.': d. . ISTl'. 

ii Charlotte X . b. Feb. r.i. ISI.'i; ra. — Powers. Resides in Frj-e- 

hurg- Villag:e. Me. 

lii Sallv Ludlow im. Woodburv> b. .March '.i. HIS: d. March 20. liW. 

iv Lvman Xiittinfr b. Feb. U;, H-:!: d. .March IS'.tS. 

V Wesley, b. : d. H.->4. 

VI Caroline, un. Vanjei b. . Is'.'T. 

I The Nkws would be g"lad to receive the names of the chil- 
dren of Judo-e Woodbury, and of his grandchiloren, with dates 
of birth, death, marriao-e, as well as wives and husbands. ■ 

Messrs. Rankin iV Kimball do an extensive lumber business | 
in St. Louis. 

R. H. Kimball of Garfield, Ga., writes that his house has . .' | 

been practically a hospital nearly all winter with cases of rheu- - ' _ ■[ 

matism and measles. : . j 

Captain Kimball of Islesboro. Maine, was lost on the schoon- I 

er Lewis, wrecked in the storm on the Massachusetts coast on • . i 

the last of November. !: 

Rev. Chas. M. Kimball (^f Buffalo, N. Y., was the moral 
f'lrce at the Elliott Club dinner of the Buffalo Association of the 
Si.ns of the Kcvoluti<m, Februarv 2S. 

The Rev. John C. Kimball of Hartford, Conn., has written, 
and Jame.s H. West ^: Co.. nf Boston have printed a little pn mph- 
let. "Our Dailv I5read." that is swjd for ten cents. It i> lillc-d 
with rich thouLfhts. 

Kimball Family News 

Mr, Moses Chandler, i 

Whose demise on Jan. 17, 1S9'J, in the town of Frveburg:, | 

Me., was a kin of the Kimballs and was well known to many in ; 

his own and adjoininijf towns. This family of Chandlers of •■ 

which he was a member were men of note, being- well educated -i 

they were strcing; men both mentally and phj-sically, and as such y 

took high rank amonc: their surrounding- towns people. | 

Mr. Chandler's g-randfather, on his mother's side, was Prof. ^ 

Paul Langdon, t see p. 14'0 husband of Mary Kimball, Xo. 213-v. 1 

His mother being- their daug-hter. This tie of relationship be- I 

tween the Chandlers and Kimballs in his youthful days was | 

much pri/;ed and the causfe of many a family visit between the I 

cousinb and ■tlder ones in years past. | 

Mr. Chandler had always kept these g-ood old time visits in | 

sweet remembrance and took delig-ht in relating- of these annual | 

visiting- to'ars Detwei-n these families when he was but a small ', 

boy and allowed to sit up a little later than usual and listen to i 

the many well told stories of the hardships endured by his an- | 

cestors and other early pioneers of his own and adjoining- towns. j 

It was through these channels of early information that Mr. | 

Chandler with his strong- and retentive memory, and a keen I 

relish for ancestral lore, made him a rare mine of historical i 

facts in after life, all of which he was ready to impart to any | 

one who sought his acquaintance for this purpose. Connected ^ 

with this family oi which he was a member there are those " 

of the Kimball families who have kept in the remembrance this 5 

link of relationship and who today feel that they too have been t 

called upon to part with t'nose who in this life held true to that | 

bond of relatii.-inship v.-hich we so hig-hly prize. f. k. | 

This family of Chandlers were more nearly related to the » 

Kimballs than even the above sketch would imply. The Cliand- | 

ler Farailv Historv we believe t5 be the only one published that ,| 
is larger than the Kimball History, and it is only a fev,- pages 

larger. The families have largely intermarried, more so than i 

either of the Histories show. One feature noticeable about the 5 

marriages is that they were not very pnjlific. nr that the lines i 

have run out. Ni.itice on page 272 of l-'amilv flistnry, that J 

Phiebe Kimball married Ralph H. Chandler. Of their " twelve j 

children not one is reported as the head of a family. Again, ,| 

page 2S2. Muily Kimball married Isaac Chandler. Of thei-- nine { 

children not one leaves a descendant. Page 151, Priscilla ^" 

Kimball married Jonathan Chandler; no children. Page 52'>. ^ 

Abba Kimball married John L. Chandler; no children. Page | 
o'-*:-,, Sarah E. Kimball married Wm. P. Chandler; no children. 

Manv members of this familv are now living in Concord. ^ 
N. H. ('See Fam. News, July. "lS9S, p. 120.) 

March, 1S'>' 

David Tentiey Khnbali's Sons. 

One of the strongrest characters recorded in the P'amih His- 
tory is that of Rev. David Tenney Kimball of Ipswich, Mass., who 
died there Nov. 2. ISUiK The History arives his portrait opposite 
pag-e 333, and follows with a concise but comprehensive sketch of 
his life. He had four sons who lived to mature aa:e, and one who 
died in infancy. These four sons all attained to prominence, 
and while they ha/e received liberal mention in the history, we 
have some additional notes furnished by M.V.B.Perlcy of P(_)rts- 
mouth, N. H. ', pafje (>20. i 

David Tenney Kimball, jr., the eldest son, born Sept. 7, 
ISOS, who lived for many years in Lowell, and died there March 
26, 1886, also studied for the ministry and preached some but was 
never ordained, beintr compelled to abandon his chosen profession 
on account of a bronchial affection. But as a teacher he exerted 
a wide influence. 

The Second soii, Daniel, born in Ipswich, May 25, 1810, and 
•who died in Woburn. Mass., Xo\-. 23, ISSS, was also collesre bred, 
a id was for many years an active temperance editor and lecturer 
and travelled widely in this country and abroad. Of some of his 
speeches we give the following- contemporary press notices: 

The !>alem Observer said of an address delivered at tlie seventeenth 
annual meetino- of the Essex County Teachers' Association at Ipswich. Oct. 
16, 184ti: --It was a well written and valuable lecture. The room was tilled 
to overflowing-, and the lecture was listened to with much apparent (lelirrht_ 
It w-as not only a well written lecture, but in the manner of delii-erj- it was 
superior to that of most lecturer.s. It was followed by a very .spirited and 
interesting discussion, in which many members took part. We have rarely 
listened to a lecture which g-ave such evident satisfaction, or which elicited 
a more profitable discussion." 

The American Republic of Greentied thus speaks of an acidress before 
the Franklin County Temperance Association, at shelburne Falls. .Juh' 4, 
1*47: "It was of a very higrb character as a literary composition, and very 
impressive from its matter Mnd the manner of delivery We had heard 
much of Mr. Kimball, but he exceeded our expectations. His array of facts 
was very imposing- and his appeal to yoiint^ men, and to all ela.sses in be- 
half of younff men. was an effort full of energ-}-. pathos and power." 

The Chelsea L'nion of a speech in Chelsea. IS.'/l. said: "His remarks 
were thrilling-, sound, j-udicious and decided. There was no misunder- 
standing- his language and we doubt if one left the house without a vivid 
realization of the ruinous business of the rumseller. As an effective speak- 
er we think fev-v exceed Mr. Kimball. His whole-hearted earnestness en- 
lists the attention, while his chaste language, beautiful imagery, and 
touching pictures of real life, agreeably vary the tenor of his discourses." 

Aug-ustine Phillips Kimball, (not Au','-ustus as y-iven on pai^e 
621 I, was an active and public spirited merchant in Boston for 

25f) Kimball Family Xt 

many years, then a manufacturer owning- the Androscofrg-in 1 

Mills in LJrunswiek, Mc-.. and finally retiring- to a farm in "ips- * 

■wich, (in account of failing- health. He died in ISS^i. He never J 

married. I 

John Rogers Kiml>all, theyoung-est son, except Levi Frisbic, f 

■who died in infancy, yvas born in Ipswich, August 2o, 1810, I 

and died in Lexington, Sept. 17, 1883. For more than twenty I 

years he was an enterprising- and successful merchant in Boston. | 

In 18(>6 he retired from business with a competency and estab- | 

lished his permanent home in Wohurn, where he soon became | 

identified with many public interests. He united with the first ; 

Congregrtional Church, Kev. Jonatlian Edwards, pastor, and | 

was afterwards one of its board of deacons, and a most efficient | 

worker in every good cause. He was one of the most prominent I 

and useful citizens of the town, which he represented in the I 

legislature one year during the period of the late war and did | 

■good service in that stormy time. In announcing his death, the I 

Woburn Journal said of him: I 

'■neafon Kimball was a man of marked in<iiriilualitv, inHaential. of I 

^reat integrity. commandiiifT the respect of every one. He was active in f 

gooil works, .set a ^ood example— a real chrislilin, .charitable, kind and 5 

greatly beloved. i 

David Tenney Kimball was also the father of tw.^ daughters. f 

Elizabeth born July '), IS14, married Eug-.-ne Frederick Winsor | 

Gray, a well known Massachusetts editor, and a very earnest I 

Episcopalian, who died in l.Sbl. They have two children living. | 

Maria Sopliia Kimball, born Aug. in, lS2i). who married J 

John Dunning Coburn, who was a partner in business with her I 

brother Augustine. They married March 25, 184'), and he died | 

less than chree months later, June 6. About twenty years later, f 

Jan. 2s. 18'.'>, she married the Rev. John Quincy" Peabody of . | 

Ipswich. She has no children, but a memory fragrant of good I 

deeds and devotion to the needy sheds a halo around her declin- I 

ing years. I 

Of this able and influential branch of the family, some | 

further particulars of the grandchildren would be interesting. | 

But little mentirm is made of them in the Family Histijry, pa"-es 1 

')21 to 924. ' -^ f « i 

All those desiring the first volume of twelve numbers of the I 

Family Nicws for themselves or friends, should order tliem soon. | 

Eastern dealers in genealogical works gather in such publica- J 
tions and sell them at greatly advanced prices. The older thev 
get the more valuable they a"re. We already have applications 
for what are left, but shall retain enough to meet any probable 
demand from members of the family, but it will be wise to avoid 
too great a delay. The price is still 5ii cents for the twelve 
numbers complete. 

kJlimball^ family uLeios 

Vol. I!, No. 4. Terms 50 cents a year 

Topeka, Kansas, April, 1899. t 

Entered for Transmission as Second Class M alter. '^ 

Kitnballs, Chandlers, Eastmans. | 

A study of inter-family marriages is one of the interesting- ' S 
features of family history. There are few instances more re- ■ ; 

markable in this respect than may be found in connection with i 

, the three families above named. Many of the most numerous 't 

I families in America bearing the same name, are often made up \ 

I of persons who are in no wise related. Their names are simph- ■ 

» the same. And this is true in many cases where , the ancestors i 

t of some were among the earliest immigrants to the new world. 

I As is now well kr.cwn this is not true of the Kimballs in the 

£ United States, who with rare exceptions trace their lineage back 

I to Richard who came from England in ih34. And when the 

a records are not clear there is little doubt as to the fact of similar ■ ' , i 

descent. The three families named settled largely in Essex '.'■ 

I county, ^^assachusetts. From there they moved north and east, ^ 

I some to Maine and some to New Hampshire. In both cases 

8 these three families continued to intermarry-, but for many years '■ 

with little between those in the two states. 
''i Two prominent storm centers, so to speak, of these move- 

\ mtnts seem to have been Fryeburg, Maine, and Concord, New 

I Hampshire. A further interesting feature is the fact several 

jj other families followed the same lines, and while there were 

1,4 still intermarriages, they were not so frequent as in the cases 

if first mentioned. Among those in the secondary class might be 

named the Farnums, Abbots, Bradleys, Farringtons and others. 
The case of Moses Chandler, a sketch of whose life was 
given in the last number of the News, is simply one from the 
Maine end. It is not our purpose here to more than incidentally 
touch upon the Maine families. Of course neither Concord nor 
Fryeburg can be considered as any but central points. New 
settlements were made all around these towns. 

In 1721 several citizens of Essex County. Province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay petitioned for a grant of land eight miles square, .. 
on the Merrimac river, bounded north by the Contoocook river. 
Amon:^- these petitioners were Ebenezer Eastman, John 
Chandler, David Kimball, (P"am. Hist. p. S<"< 1 Samuel Kimball 
' p. S't I, Robert Kimball • ? see p. f)4 ■. Later on other members 
of these three families went to Concord and we note some of the 

Kimball Family Xew: 

marriages that followed, a part of them not found in the Family I 

Histor_v, and also add sctno notes that may be of interest. " I 

Capt. John Chandler, father of the Concord settler, lived in | 

Mass. He was a powerful man of great courag-e. One day he ! 

went to Newburyport where three of the king's ofticors attempted J 

to impress him, laying- their hands upon him saying, | 

"the king needs your services." He replied that his family | 

also needed him. "No matter." they replied, "the king- need's '| 

you and you must go with us." Waiting bis opportunity he -| 

walked along quietly until they came to an open cellar where a ;| 

house had been burned: turning suddenly he seized one in each s 

hand and hurled them into the cellar, and then pitched the third | 

one after them. | 

His son John, the Concord settler, was also an athlete, and I 

on one occasion he sought a contest with a famous wrestler named -j 

Wise, who advised him to withdraw his challenge. But Chand- | 

ler refused and then Wise took hold quickly and threw his man | 

over a wall. Daniel, a son of this John Chandler, married Sar- | 

ah Eastman, daughter of Ebenezer Eastman, jr.' Isaac Chand- | 

ler, a grandson, born April 18, 1758, married Mary Kimball. | 

( not in history. ) Moses, son of Ebenezer m. Elizabeth Kinioall. | 

Page 89— Elizabeth Kimball, b. Concord. N. H., Sept. 2.^. IT.W: I 

m. 1756^ Moses Eastman, b. Feb. 2s, 17,^2; d. April 4, 1SL2. f 


i Sarah, b. Aug-. 8, 17S7: m. Jacob Carter. | 

ii Susanna, b Oct. .W. 1759; ra .John West. | 

iii David, b. .Jan. 15, 17U3; m. Ruth Carter. j. 

iv Kbenezer. b. Oct. 19, 1765: in. Esth«^r Farnum. 

V Abiel. b. Oct. 3. 17t)7; m. Sally Thompson. 

vi Judith, b. Sept. 7. 17H0: m. Aaron Austin, 

vii Phinehas. b. Jan. 20. 1772: in. Susan Coyswell. 

vlii Simeon, b. May 11, 1774: m. Abig-ail Viri;in. 

ix •Jemiiua. b. Oct. 13. 177t): ra. 

X Betsey, b. Adi-iI '-i. 1770: m. Lathrop. of Cleveland. 0. 

xi Fersi.s b. May 31. 1781: m. ,I:urol) Trussell. of Canaan. 

Jonathan Eastman, grandson of Ebenezer, married Mary 
Chandler; and Mary, a granddaughter, daughter of Joseph, mar- 
ried Major Asa Kimball, (p. 165; Another grandson, Jacob, 
son of Nathaniel, born July 0, 1763, married Abigail Kimball, 
not in history. Jonathan Eastman was a son of Phillip who 
married Abiah Bradley. He was noted for his activity and 
bravery. In 16t,l, when he was fifteen years old Jonathan 
was sent by his father to drive some hugs and cows to Conway, { 

going by way of Saco, Maine. While in the woods, about half 
way, a bear came out and stood facing him in the path, but the 
boy st<3od his ground and the animal slunk off into the woods. 
He found an old deserted cabin soon afterwards where he spent 
the night alone. On another occasion tbey were out with a sur- 
veying party, the only flint to their gun was lost and they had 

April, lS4'i. 254 

no wav to make a fire. They were on the war to Fryeburg- in 
inid-^\-inter and they were near the Keaser pond, in which there 
were known to be quartz pebbles. Here they cut a hole in the 
ice. and stripping: off his clothes the boy Jonathan dived to the 
bott(jm and broug-ht up a pebble with which they struck fire. 
Jonathan Eastman became one of the leadsn<j men of Concord. 
His son Asa married Mary Kimball, i See Molly K. p. 338) An- 
other son, Jonathan, married Mary Chandler. 

It may be seen by the Family History that the Kimballs 
and Eastmans have larg-ely intermarried. An interestini^ men- • 
tion is made of one of these marriag-es. We refer to that of 
Anne, dautrhter of Reuben Kimball, and Simeon Eastman. The 
mere fact of marriag-e is stated on pagre 164 of the History. 
Capt. Reuben Kimball, it must be remembered was one of the 
most prominent citizens of Concord. (See p. 74, Family Nkws ) 

When Ann and Simecn were married, her marriage settle- 
ment was a barrel of pork, a barrel of beef, a cow and a yoke of 
oxen. They v.-ere to move to Landaff, N. H., and a small fiock 
of sheep was to be added, but because the wolves were so numer- 
ous the sheep were not included. 

It may be added that Roger Eastman who came from Wales 
in 164t_) and settled in Salisbury, Mass., was the ancestor of most 
of the Eastmans now in this country. 

Capt. Thomas Chandler, one of the first settlers of Andover, 
Mass.. was the founder of the Chandler family. The Capt. 
J(-ihn Chandler, who settled in Concord, was the fourth genera- 
tion from Thomas. The former ncjtable United States Senator, 
Zachariah Chandler of Michigan, whose daughter married the 
present Senator Hale of Maine, and Senator W. E. Chandler of 
Nev.- Hampshire descended from Thomas Chandler. Abiel 
Ch:indk'r, son of Daniel, bequeathed the sum of SSO.OOO to found- 
ing the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College. 

Beans and Beans. 

We are not able to place Benjamin Kimball, jr.. a hatter 
who lived in Concord, M. H., in the early days of this centurv. 
It is related of him that during the ministry of the Rev. Dr. 
McFarland, he rented from the latter a certain "lot for which he 
was to pay one bushel and a half of white beans annually. The 
summer of 1817 was not a good one for beans, and Benjamin 
cuuld not raise them by purchase or othervrise. He did however 
get tugether two bushels or more of "ring-streaked or speckled 
beans" in various colors. These he took ti» Dr. McFarland, who 
said, -'But you have brought more than the amount." "Yes," 
was the reply, "but not of white beans. The rest I throw in for 
beintr off color." 

Kimball Kainilv News 

Amos H. Worthen. 

Miss Helen Mar Wortlien of Deri.-er, Colo., sends us a mem- 
oir of her yiiLndfathor, the Hon. A. H. Worthen, formerly state 
gfeologist of Illinois, read before the National Academy in lS'i3, 
by Chttrles A. White. He was born Oct. 21, 1S13, and died May 
6, 18,S8, in his 75th year. His father was Thomas Worthen of 
Bradford, Vermont, and his mother Susannah Adams, one of 
the celebrated Adams family of Ouincy, Mass. Mr, Worthen 
received a good academic but not a colleg^iate education. On 
January 14, 1SS4, he married Sarah B. Kimball of Warren, New 
Hampshire. The union was a happy one and continued lifty- 
three years, until her death in 1SS7, about one year before his 
own. J 

Soon after marriaije the yountr couple determined to g-o [ 
west. His eldest brother had yone to Cynthiana, Kentucky, ^ 
and they followed him. Not satisfied with the country they 
then moved to Cumminsville, near Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
tauijfht school one year. They then moved to Warsaw, Illinois, 
where several of the Kimball family had located, including- one ^ 
of Mrs. Worthen's brothers, with whom he formed a mercantile "■ 
partnership, which with chang-es, continued until 1855. But dur- { 
ing- all this time Mr. Worthen was devoted to scientific pursuits, i 

leaving the business to Mr. Kimball. The difficulties attending: ; 
scientific study in that period of frontier life may be imag-ined. | 

Methods of communication were slow and expensive, even pos- | 

tage on letters costing twenty-five cents, and much correspond- | 

ence with scientists absolutely necessary. Two years, 1S42 to j, 
1S44, he spent in Charlestown, Mass. In 1^51 he became a | 
member of the American Association for the Advancement of J 
Science. He was then high authority on the geological features / 

of the Mississippi "\'alley. The immense coal measures of lUi- | 

nois were beginning to attract attention. Great railroad sys- I 

Urns, then crude indeed, v»-ere approaching from the east. In i 

1853, State Geologist Dr. J. G. Norwood called Mr. Worthen to % 
his assistance. In 1855 he was appointed assistant State Geolo- | 

g-ist to Prof. James Hail of Iowa. f 

In 1858 Governor Bissell appointed him State Geologist of | 
Illinois, and his record for the following thirty years until his | 

death, has seldom been surpassed. In 1S77 the lUinuia State | 

Historical Society and Natural History Museum was established | 

and Mr. Worthen was made curator. One characteristic of Prof. | 

Worthen was his devotion t.-> his adupted state. His reputation i 

was such that his services were sou.g-'ht for other fields, but he | 

declined all outside overtures. ,| 

Among his published works are eight large quarto volumes ; 

of exhaustive survey reports which will remain as standard 
works in all scientifi'c libraries of this class. Altogether he was 

April, IS'W. 

the author of thirtv-eig^ht publications, consisting larg-elv of 
papers and addresses before scientilic associations, and most of 
these are included in the eight larg'e volumes before mentioned. 

Prof. Worthen"s work was warmly appreciated bvthe people 
of Illinois. Ilis one great purpose was to make his labor bene- 
fit the people at large — those engaged in farming and mining 
interests, and this it was that made him popular with the masses. 

Mr. and Mrs. Worthen were the parents of seven children, 
an only daughter dying Toung. Six sons survived and acted as 
pall bearers at the father's funeral. 

Page 341 Family History, the maiden name of Mrs. V»'orth- 
en is given as Sally Burnham, daughter of James Shepard 
Kimball, afterwards of Salt Lake City, Utah, but no mention is 
made of her marriage. On page 106 of the Family Nkws men- 
tion is made of her youngest brother, John Burnham Kimball. 
Page 341— James Shepard Kimball, b. Nov. 17, 17S5; d. Oct. 5. 
1857; m. Ruth Burnham of Kxeter, N. H., Feb. 7. ISll. 
She was bora Dec. :^, 17'il; d. Aug. 4. 1870. 

i (fazen. h. Moh. :n. KSr,'. at Hampstead. X. H ; m. Derimla 

Clark. May 30, lS-H:d. at Xapa, Ca'... May 9. ISSH. 
ii Sarali Hurnha'.n. b. Jan. 2ti, 1814. Hampstiead, X. H.; m. Amos 
i H. U'./rthen. .Ian. H. 1S34: d. .Jan. 13. 1887. Wai-saw. Tils. 

iii Jame.s Lawrence, b. January -'S. Hampstt^ad. 

Ann Woodi-uff: d. Jan. 28, 1S52 at San Francisco, 
iv Harriet R.. b. Jau. i.!. ISIS; m. Andrew Rurnham: d. .July 'i. 

KSS.-,. at Sal: Lake. 
V Catherine, b. Feb. .i. is;i), at Hampstead; m. ('.eorg-e Bond. 

May rt. 1S4!>. 
vi John Kurnham, b. July -'ii. l.'^-Ji. at Haiiipstfad; m. .fulia Law- 
rence: d. Nov. U. ISTl. Salt Lake, 
vii Charles, b. Jan. 20. 182S, Pierpoint. S.U.: d. Aii<^. .".i. Isr.O. 

Sacramento. CaL 
Sarah, a.s well a.s most of the children, was born in H.trap.stead. 
X. H. The family afterwards mored to Warren. 

i Lafayette Shaw. b. Dec. 10. IS.U. Warren. X. H.: m. Harriet 

A. Wood; d. 17. lSd7, Warsaw, ills, 
ii Georg-e Hi-ron. b. June MO. is:i7. Warsaw. Ills.: m. .Mary L. 
Deaths (nee Bedell). 
• ■ , iii Helen Mar, b. Aug-. 2;i. 19.3'.). War.saw. [11 : 

Warsaw. 111. 
iv Thomas Albert, b. Sept. n. ISU. \Varsa%v. Ill 
1.-14. Charlestr 

r,. l>.:o.^v. His.: m. Clara 
l'\'b. 4. l-;.j.>. War.saw: m. Belle S. 

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Kinibnll I'amilv Xfw^ 

^lom;; OriL^inal Grantees of Ruraford, Maine. ; 

In aniithi_r [>I:u-e oi''t!iis issue wc have reft.Tred to the notable ! 
union of the Kimball, Chandler and Eastman families, and to 
their locating- in Xow Hampshire and Maine. We believe that 
the compilers found it more difticult to fully identify the Maine 
Kimballs, or some of them at least, than -any others. Why this 
is so is uncertain, but probably the most of the Maine members 
are as well krii>\vn as any others, especially those who settled in 

York and Oxford counties and their descendants. It is interest- ; 

ing- sometimes to note how these new settlements came to be f. 

made, and by whom. Take for instance the town of Rumford, | 

Maine. The Imj- cjatr.)ver-;y over t;ie b^jalarie? of C-iLCjrd r 

and Bow, New Hampshire, was settled in 1774. Tliis ■: Kitro- | 

versy resulted from the dispute as t< > the New Hampshire bound- 'i 
ary line. The town (jf Bow was g-ranted by New Hampshire, 
that of Concord by Massachusetts, and these townships over- 
lapped each other. The New Hampshire boundary was settled 
in 174IJ by the decision of King- Charles I. Then "followed the 

long dispute over the town lines, which was not ended until the j 

year preceeding the opening of the Revolution. The contro- | 

versy had been very expensive to many citizens of Concord and i 

others interested in that tov\-n. So when the difficulty was set- V 

tied a petition was sent to the General Court of Massachusetts \ 

to grant these sutTerers a tract of land in Province of Maine, as | 

remuneration. The petition was granted and a tract, afterwards | 

known as Rumf'ird was assigned to about seventy persons as <, 

original grantees, among them .lohn and Abiel Chandler, Ji >s.oph, i 

Ebenezer, Phillip. Mi>ses and Nathaniel Eastman. Phillip. Asa | 

and Reuben Kimball, nil oi Concord, and Abraham Kimball <_)f j 

Bradford, and Phineas Kimball I'f Flaverhill. Among- the oth- ' 

ers were Abbots, Farnums, Farringtons. other well known { 

names of Maine citizens. Not all these grantees became citizens I 

of Rumford. as n'.it all who had rights in Concord moved tn that f 

ti_>wn. But many of them did so, or assigned their rit;hts to ; 

other members oi their respective families. The new town was i 

called Rumford after C<:incord, the c; pital of New Hampshire. i 

but which was .iriginally called Rumford. ^ 

The last sessir.n of Congress voted Gen. John M. Palmer of | 

Illinois a pension of .-fr't a mouth. Lien. Paimer is now over ; 

eighty years old, and nearly blind. He was a g-cneral in the f 

Union Array. govern(jr of Illinois. United States Senat^^r, and _' 

late gold standard dem^^cratic candidate for President. _ He was .; 

an early anti-slavcry man. and after a life in active politics. i> a I 

p.>or man. His present wife was a Mrs. Kimball. ■ 

April. \A'}f^. 263 

Dr. Dyke and John Hazen Kimball. 

In the March is^ue (if the Ne\v.s p. 2,^1. mention was made 
of the death of Dr. Samuel F. Dike at the home of his daut,'-hter 
Mrs. John H. Kimball, Bath. Me. The substance of the item 
was taken from Boston Globe, which stated that Dr. Dike 
was at one time a Swedenborgian minister, and that of two 
daug-hters left. one. Mrs. E. H. Kimball, we could not place. Mr. 
John H. Kimball now sends us an obituary of Dr. Dike, from 
which we give extracts below, and also writes a letter of expla- 
nation, which further examination on our part wi_nild have made 
unnecessary. His second wife, Elizabeth, born 1845, is a sister 
of Anna, born 1S55. wife of his eldest son. Edward Hazen. [See 
pp. 555 and S55J both daughters of Mr. Dike. 

It will be noticed that the Hon. John Kimball is a grandson 
of Deacon John and Anna Aver Kimball of Concord, N.H., about 
whom we have considerable to say this month. Hi'J father, the 
Hon. Samuel Aver Kimball, was born the same year that the 
Rev. Timothv Walker died, 1782. He was also one of the promi- 
nent men of Concord and of the State, but did not come upon 
the stage of action until the pioneer era had ncarlr passed. From 
the Bath Times, Jan 9, 1899:— 

Dr Samuot Fa:Ier Dike w^i-, boru at Xorth Brids-uater. Mass.. 
March IT, 1S1.>. He aradiiated from Brown University in ISSS, an earnest 
disciple at S^veJjnbjr-,'. nvnt to Bjston to stu.iy theolog-y with Dr Wor- 
cester by whom ha wa; or.iaine.l in Phila lelphi.i. .June 7, H4'), and sub- 
sequently mari-ijd hi-, daug- liter 

.\Uhoaj-:i but twinty-tire years of a^e D.v D\ki hai already shown 
abilities as a scholar and attracted the attention of William D. Sewall. 
wno invited him tn become the first pastor of the New Church society, 
then but recently formed in Kath. 

This invitation was accepted and on .June l.'^. l'?40. Dr. Dike arrived. 
It IS not unusual to fit.d men who have been eng-aged in the ministry for 
fifty years, but it is seldom that one can point to that period as spent in a 
sin;rle parish, while it is more than doubtful if the state can show another 
church of so Ion? standing- which had but one pastor for so long a time. 

Dr. Dike was installed over the society Oct. 10. 1841. In June li'JO. 
having- served fur fifty years. Dr. Dike preached his farewell sermon and 
withdrew much to the regret of his people. Through the g-enerosity 
of one of his friends ami pai Ishners Hon. Arthur Sewall, he was enabled 
to make a tour of the world, taking one year for his trip 

In 1^41 the graded system of schools was introduced and Dr. Dike 
was ciiosen the first superintendent, a po-ition he held for over twenty 
years. The etHciency of his work is clearly shouu by the faet that this 
period is referred to as the one when Batli sch.iuls were at their best, and 
is held up as a standard by which the work of past time, should be 
judged. .Vfter his resignation Dr. Dyke was repeatedly urged to return, 
but other duties prevented. 

264 Kimball Family News 

In 18*0 Dr. Dyke went ou a trip through Asia Minor, proceediag as 
far east as Damascus, for the purpose of fitting- himself more thorouvrhly 
fi.r '.he professorship of biblical and eccle.siastieal history. He was appointed 
a member of the Peace Congress held in London in July, 18'JO, but ivas un- 
able t.j attend. 

Dr. Dyke leaves six children. Mrs. John H. Kimball. Mrs. .\ E. Hoo- 
per of Xewtonville, Mass., .Mrs. E. H. Kimball, Dr. John Dyke of .Melrose. 
Slass., Mrs. George H. Dole, and Dr. Thomas W. Dyke of Boston. 

Afflicted Cousins. 

There is a Kimball home in East Hebron, X. H., whose 

afflictions call for the keenest sympathy. It is that of the late | 

Jacob D. Kimball- (p. b03 Fam. Hist. ) The date of his death i 

is not giyen. For 3 ears the widow has been an invalid, and all : 
througfh the late long- winter she has wavered between life 
and death, under the care of two daughters, both suffering- from 

ill health themselves. About the middle of February she be- <i 

gan to rally, and then on the twentieth came a blow the most J 

shocking-. The oldest son, William, had built a little mill in »1 

Concord and had begun to see the wa}- to help his suffering ,| 

mother and patient sisters. On the day mentioned he was work- -:\ 

with several other men where the use of dynamite was necessary. | 

While preparing this an explosion took place in which he was § 

instantly killed. No one else was injured, while he was mangled ''1^ 
beyond recogtition. When the news reached the long time sad- > % 

dened home the mother was thrown into convulsions, and for ^ 

days made delirious, but she still survives. '4 

This is the first break in the family since the death of the | 

husband and father. But the family has endured more than its | 

share of suffering. An invalid mother, largely under the care of ■? 

an invalid and sometimes helpless daughter, without the advan- | 

tage *'i vrealth, found a patient endurance already put to a se- "I 

vere test, and nov.- the death of a helpful son, in this distressing | 

mpnner. just as new hopes were budding into expectation, comes ;l 

to her as the last crushing stroke. J 

W. A. Kimball, now located in Danville, 111., representing .| 

a Kansas City packing company is not found in the Family His- | 

tory. The family is from New York, and members are living in I 

West \'ir'j-inia and Kansas. l 

The name of Duran Kimball, page 730, does not appear in \ 

the index of the family History. | 

Page 838, No. 2474, belongs to Frederick and not to Charles. 


April. ISM' 

Notes Supplemental to Family History. 

Pag:e 171 — 584a Stephen Kimball-' [Aaron* Aaron^ David' Benja- 
min- Richard'] b. Hopkinton, N. IL, Aug-. 9, 1S02; died 
Cleveland, Ohio. June 25, IsT'i; m. Harrfet Ellis Keith, 
Dec. 2. 1M2'»; b. Newport. K.I.. Feb. 12. 1803; d. Holyoke, 
Mass., May 30, ISh'i. . " 


i Infant son, b. and d. Nov. 12. H:ii). 
li Harriet Is.iphene. b. Jan. in, ma:); ,J. .Ian. r,. IS'.tiJ. New York 

City; ra. .\pr, i3, ISiU, t'dvvard E. lirankiuan, No children. 

iii Rhoda Isadore b. May 23, lS.'?.5;d. Jan. 29. lS01:m. I. H. Graves. 

April S. IS.ifi. Children: 1. Lillian Florence Graves, b. Mass., 

Jan. 24. IS.iT: m. Apr. IS, IST'J. G. H. Chase, Red Bluff. Cal. 

Children: Edith. Lee and GlHdy.s. 2. I'ercj- Kimball, b. 

June 19. 18.59: unmarried: residence. Sacramento, Cal 3 Hattie 

Es»-eUe. b. Mass., Nov. IS. ISiiO; m. Henry Eug-ene. Sacramento. 

Cal. Children: Harry. Amy, Frank. Florence, Percy and in- 

_ faut. 4 Frank Howard, b. Mass.. Auar. 23. 1862; d Au?. 24. 

1863. r> Edith May, b. Cal., Apr. 7, ls07; d. Oct , IsfiS. 6 Frank 

Omar, b. Cal.. .Mar. 14. 1871; d. Feb. 1*73. 

Page '>52 — 134') Joseph L. Kimball' m. June 18, 1844; Harriet 

Newell Putnam, b. Elmore, Vt., June 18. 1823: d. Sept. 22, 

1882, Manhattan. Kas. He was a photographer for many 

years but spent the last ten or fifteen years of his life on a 

farm near Manhattan with his children. 

Ella Maria', b. Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 2ii, 184.i; d. 


1874; m. Simeon M. Fox of Manluittaa. Three childr 


ane. Charles J. Fox, livinsr. 

William Henry- (not Harlan) b. Manchester. N. 11.. 


847. Farmer, single: lives near Manhattan. Kansas 

iii Ellery Chanoinor*. b Concord. X. H.. April o. ls."iO: m. Dec. 17, 
1888, Helen Eva Pillshury. Have four chiltren, all living-. 
Live near Manhattan. Farmer 
iv \A'aUer Bernard*, b. Concord. X. H.. Nov. l'.», 18.-)1 Single; re- 
sided San Francisco, Cal. 
V Helen Maud*, b. Concord. X. IL.Sept. 8, IS.Tfi: m. Dec. 3. 1874. 
Roswell n. Jacobus, Pomptou, X. J. Xine children: seven 
livinfj-: farmer: lives near Manhattan. 
Joseph L. '1346) \\-hose record is so imperfect in Family 
History, was the brother of W. H. Kimball > 1347 i whose record 
is so full, and was his partner in photo work, as history states 
on p. h53. Harriet Newell Putnam, as well as Sarah Collins 
Putnam [See Number 1342] were ut the Gen. Israel Putnam 

Kimball Famiis' N'o\v> 

Some Early Araericao Ancestors. 

Reg-icald Foster who tirst settled in Ipswich, Mass., was the 
ancestor of most of the New Eng-land I'^osters. 

Phillip and Martha Fowler who came from Enjf land in 1734 
and settk-d in Ipswich, Mass. Their son Joseph married Mar- 
tha, dauf.-'hter of Richard Kimball, who came over the same year 
and they became the head of a lar^e Fowler family. Thomas 
Scott and his wife Eli/:abeth, were the ancestors of the New 
Enyfland family of Scots. His sister Ursula was the wife of 

Richard Kimball and they all came over from Rattlesden, Eng-- "| 

land, in 1634. His father was Henry Scot. Some of his chil- f 

dren settled in Connecticut. j 

John Severans, who married Abigail Kimball, and who I 

catne to this country, probably the same year as her father, was | 

the ancestor of most persons of that name. Their daug-hter Eliz- f 

abeth married Samuel Eastman, and their grand-daug-hter was § 

the mother of Daniel Webster. 1 

Robert Day and Moses Pengry (Pingree) were among- the * 

earliest settlers of Ipswich, and were ancestors of most New | 

England Days and Ping-rees. John Day married Sarah Pengry, | 

Gen. A. W. Greeley of the United Signal Service, and the ex- I 

plorer who narrowly escaped death in the polar regions, de- f 

scended from the son of Moses and Abigail Kimball, as did many i 

others — the Balch, Jewett, Bailey, Cobb and Nesmith families." | 

The ancestors of the notable Massachusetts Walker families | 

were John Walker, who settled in Charlestown, lf,34, and ? 

Augustine who settled there in 1641. They were not only the | 

orogenitors of many branches of Walker families, but of ^ 

an unusual number of other families on the female line. -.^ 

It seems that nearly every prominent New England famil_y is to .| 

this day more or less connected with the Walker, either by de- | 

scent or marriage. Among these would be such names as Abbot. J 

Bradley, Bailey, Davis, Chandler, Coiiin, Dow. Farnum, Kimball, ^;, 

Livermi.ire, Eastman. Moody, Parker, Pickering. Rolfe, Thomp- i 

son ( Count Rumford ■, Webster, etc. | 

Robert Potter came from Coventry, England, in l63(iandset- f 

tied in Lynn, Mass. He had a sou Anthony wlio settled in Ips- % 

wich in lt)4S. Thomas Kimball i p. 52 Fam. Hist. > married his | 

daughter Elizabeth. Her brother Anthony- was the father of ^ 

the Daniel Potter who married Elizabeth Kimball, ninth child | 

of Ephraim', in 172S. i See p. 53. : They had two sons, Eph- |, 

raim and Richard and a sister Eli/.abclh who went from I])swich ^ 

in 1771 to Concord. N. H. They also had \;is, Daniel 5 

and Anthony, and a daughter Martha, and another Flizabeth, ,|. 

all of whom died young. Richard Potter was born March 17, | 

1744, and married" Lydia Averill, of Topstield, Mass.. in 17b6. 4 

When they moved to Concord, they had it-IjO which was paid on .| 


April, IS'J'). 21.7 

Ihe farm. Mrs. Potter aiul child went horseback. Mr. Potter 
drove a cow, and their househidd ;^0(:)ds wore on a barrnw drawn 
by another hi^rse. He served a short terra in the Kevolulion 
under Gen. Sullivan. He had a ley broken in 1782, but lived in 
robust health until 1S2K, his wife I^rdia dying- in 1824. Two of 
their u-raud-daun"hters were named Lydia Kimball, and the oth- 
er Alnah Kimball F'otter. 

Ephraim Potter, the elder brother of Richard, was first a 
sailor, then a mechanic. Tie made v.-oodcn clocks, and built the 
four square steeple of the old North meeting ht)use in Concord, 
the wonder of the time. He married Sarah Cory, and they had 
nine children. He was a man of superior intelligence, and ac- 
cumulated yood property, but drink, the sailor's besettint;- sin, 
caused his family to be left poor. He died in 180b. 

E. P. Kimball, editor of the f^ecord, Virden, 111., is also a 

postmaster, and his wife is a clerk in the office. This cousin, '■ 

not mentioned in the Familv Hist')ry, is a son -of Henrv Martyn i 

Kimball, A. B. Dartmouth College, 185,S, formerly editor of the .. i 

Carlinville (111.) Democrat, now on the start' of the Northwestern T 

Farmer, St. Paul. Minn. E. P. Kimball ■ his maternal grand- . 

father was Elihu J. Palmer, briither of Ex-U. S. Senator John ] 

M. Palmer , comes from newspaper stock, his grandfather Dav- ■ 

id also having been a newspaper man, a graduate not only from i 

Yale College, but fr(jm the old printing office of George Hough ! 

of Con con ^ N. H. (See p. 5)2. Fam. Hist, i , \ 

Notwithstanding the size of the Familv History, nearly '< 
130i.( pages, and ail that has vet been given in the Familv News. ' ' ' ' .■ 

amounting to nearly half as much m)re, there are hundreds of 4 

families not yet outlined. And there is ron-tant demand for i 

this information by those who wish to i^.i-: tlii; Sons or Daugh- j 

ters of the Revolution, the colonial and ^th.T p;itri^.tic societies, ,] 

and for other purposes. Note some of the cases ui\on in this is- i 

sue, descendants of Stephen Kimball, p. 171. Family Ilisti TV, and .; 

oi James Shepard Kimball, page j;41, .\1I those haviny- the His- • 

tory and finding the records incomplete are invited to supidy all :[ 

the infi>rmation possible, bdlowing the plan <.>f the History in - ■ ■■] 
all minute details as to names in full, date-^. etc. 

Kimball Family News for 18'»s, 2o,S j)aii'es. over40i) ccdumns 
supplemental to the I'amily Hist'iry. postpaid 5i» cent^. Order 
so. in befort they ar^: g'vne. G. F. [vim kali., To;>eka. Kansas . 

Kimball Family Ne\v^ 


The two followiny; g^raduates of Dartmouth College, (See 
Family Nkws. Sept. 18^8, p. 158 ) are not menti<jned in the Fam- 
ily History. We have as much information as here j^-iven. Who 
can gfive their ancestry? 

Arthur Herbert Kimball, son of Joseph Peck and Melvina 
I Green) Kimball, born Corinth, Vt., Oct. 23, 185U. Fitted at 
Barre Academy. Assistant in Barre Academy 187.^-4; studied 
medicine meanwhile with Dr. J. H. Jackson; continued studies 
Dr. C. P. Frost, (Dartmouth ColleiLje, 1872) and graduated M.D. 
in Noy. 1875; spent two months in Belleyue Hospital; practised 
Cummint^ton. Mass., Jan. 187(), to Nov. 1882; studied at New 
Yiirk Polyclintic Medical School in winter of 1S82-.3; practised 
Battle Creek, Mich., April 1883. till oecease. Married Sept. 14, 
187G, Mrs. Marian Crowell (Baker) Baker, daughter of Obed 
and Miriam Balder of St>uth Dennis, Mass., who suryiycs him 
with two sous. Died Battle Creek, Mich., Aug. 6, 18')4, of con- 

Clarence Eugene Kimball, son of Charles Dexter and Har- 
menia M. (Colburn i Kimball, born in Townsend, Mass., Dec. 
24, 1856. Fitted at Kimball Union Academy, coming to college. 
(Dartmouth, from Rindge, N. H. Princip:il of Mvstic HridL;-e 
(Conn. I High School, 1881-3; studied at College .^f Physicians 
and surgeons, N. Y., from Oct. 1, 18s3, graduating M. D. in 
lS8f>; assistant in Colored Home and ?Iospital, New York City, 
1886-7; resident New York Infant Asylum, Mt. Vernon, N. Y., 
1887-'); in general practice there ^Lay 1, 1889, till decease. Mar- 
ried Sept. 14, 1893, Fredrika Creighton, daughter of John 
Millinjt3ti ani Nancy (Howei Lockwood of Mt. Vernon, 
who surviyes him, without children. Died in ^Michigan, on a 
journey, Nov. 29, 1895, of apoplexy. 

F. W. Kimball, No. 3 Union Square, New Y<">rk, and 84 
O.xford St. W. London, adyertise an Anti-Rheumatic King, and 
print a small pamphlet on rheumatism and similar diseases. 

And now comes David S. Kimball the New G. A. P. Com- 
mander Fairbank's post, Detroit, Mich, who is not found amoni,'- 
the ninety Davids in the History, and revives the old tnidition 
that the fam»ily is of Scotch decent. The tradition is an old one 
and seems to have found a lodging in many quarters. 

April, IS')'). 

Deacon John and Anna Aver Kimball. 

Opposite paofe 15'> of the Family History a group of five 
Kimballs is shown, commencing- with Deac<>n John Kimball of 
Concord. The group includes Capt. F. M. Kimball of Topeka. 
and ends with his son Carl Willis, now in New York City. 

The April number of the Family News for 1898 was accom- 
panied bv a half tone portrait of Anna Ayer, the wife of Deacon 
John, taken from a family painting", and hence not so gfood as if 
taken from life. The same number of the News also contained . ; 

a supplemental sketch, ending- with the statement that after the ' ~ j 

death of the Rev.Timothv Walker [which occurred Sept. 1, 17S2] 'f ] 

he was one of the committee to supply the pulpit. This means t 

much more than one would suppose. The Rev. Timothy Walker ■■' ■ .i 

was one oi the g-reat men of the new settlement. He commenced \ 

his ministry in 1730. From that time for ninety-five years , 

afterwards.' the minister was hired by the town corporation and | 

paid bv the parish treasurer. He was a town official to ill intents j 

and purposes, and at the death of Mr. Walker, even the funeral |', 

charges, amounting to over S60 were paid by the parish. The ' I 

committee appniuted to act for the corporation in securing a new ] 

mini-^ter C(msisted of Timothy Walker, jr.. John Kimball, Reu- ^ 

hen Kimball [p. lf.4 Fam. Hist., and Fam. News, p. 74] Seven . : 

years later both Deacon John and Reuben were on a committee * 

to build a parsonage, which was sold to the Congregational •{. 

Church society in rs2>;, three years after the town corporation -.^ 

went out of the mini-iterial business. .; 

The Aver family was descended from John who- settled in | 

Salisbury, Mass.. ir/U)4n, and moved to Ipswich in K>48, and to .,j 

Haverhill in li)57. where Anna Ayer, daughter of Samuel and _ I 

Ann (Ha;;en ■ .\ver was born. Anna Ayer was not only beauti- | 

ful, but intelligent. Her mother had a superior education and ■-'■'•, ■ \ 
becam-^ Anna's teacher, and she only attended school five weeks J 

to study penmanship. She taught school in Haverhill; and i 

ranked high in the profession. It was something in those days j 

to be a good speller, and particularly so for a woman. But Anna j 

Ayer had the honor (if being- one of the two best spellers. Prob- ' 

ably there have been few marriag-es more congenial than j 

of Anna Ayer and John Kimball. For more than fifty years •; 

thev worked together, and they were certainly among those who 
didetTective v.-ork in their time toward forming- the highest 
American character. She was not only a helpmeet and co-worker ' . ; 

with her husband, but during the last fifteen years of his long "■ 

and remarkable pastorate she was a valued help to the Re\-. ; 

Timothy Walker. : 

John Kimball after he went to Concord soon became one of , ■ ' 

the leading singers in Mr. Walker's Church. At that time it 
was the custom to ft//r the hvmn<. that is, the minister would 

Kimball i amilv New; 

i read a line :ind then the singers %vould sing- it. This was before 

I Mr. Kimball became deacon. He it was who induced them to 

I dispense with the lining-, althoug-h it took some effort and a little 

T strateg-y to secure the reform. | 

h Deacon Ji.>hn Kimball's house stood near the church. Not | 

j, until 1822 did they have tires to warm the building-. Most of the | 

; church gciing- people carried with them stones or slabs of mar- t- 

[■ ble previouslv heated, upon which they placed their feet. Others f 

[• carried small foot stoves made of tin in which was a pan tilled f 

i' with live coals. Under such circumstances Deacon Kimliall's | 

house was a favorite resort before services beg-an and durini^-the | 

hour of intermission between mornintj and afternoon services, for | 

there in the huge open fireplace a blazing lire was kept up. | 

Anna Aver Kimball was a good housekeeper. The Kimball | 

house was a hospita:->le one, not only for the church people but for | 

statesmen. It is related that Gov. Langdon, when he went | 

I from his home in Portsmouth up to Concord on state business, ;| often a guest at Deacon Kimball's. Mrs. Kimball learned | 

that baked pumpkin was a favorite dish with Gov. Langdon. It ,| 

was a mi're aristocratic dish than bean porridg;e, and there was -| 

a genteel way of preparing- it and Anna Kimball understood it. j 

" It required pumpkins with hard shells. A circular hole was cut | 

' in the stem end and the seeds and insides scraped out, and then I 

nearlv tilled with new milk, and the pumpkins put into a very | 

' hot oven, and the lid closed. Here they remain twelve hours or | 

more. When removed for the table, the pumpkins were tilled ^ 

up ag-ain, one for e-ach g-uest, who scoop^-d <_)Ut the inside ^vith a | 
spoon leaving- only the shell. A less stylish method was to scrape 
} - out the sub-'tance into a pan. and then dish it out into wooden 
j- bowls. The highly cultivated Anna .\yer sjrved her puddijig-s 
i to Gov. Langdon m the most approved style, and we give the 
I formula for any modern Kimball g-irls to use at their conven- 

{. Edward A. Claypool, of 21'' Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, 

f has issued a two volume work on Scotch-Irish f: milies in Amer- 

I ica. Among other thing-s this work contains the names and resi- 

[■ dences of nearly 50,(100 families of Scotch ancestry established 

> in this country" before 17SS, and 10,000 families of the cohmial 

I period. It is claimed that more than one-fourth of Washing-- 

? ton's g^nirals, more than one half the leading officers, on both 

sides in the civil war. eleven presidents, more than (~>ne half of 
the mos: noted editors, nearly all the great inventors, and a 
very great proportion of the statesmen and jurists of the coun- 
; try 'have been descendants of the Scottish race, while by inter- 

marriages this blood has been more or less diffused in almost 
every family in the nation. 

April. IS'i 
The Kimball Elm. 

I In the December number of the Nkws we copied from "Old 

i Ip'^wich in \'erse and School-Day Memories" an article on "Miss 
Kimball's School." The same work contains a poem of over 
two pag-es on "The Kimball Elm." The poem was written in 
1S(>4 by Samuel R. Bcmd, about the time the tree was cut down. ;., 

It was preceded by the following introduction: ': 

'I'liesc lines were sug-frested bj- the cuttiui.' doivn of the Old Elm Tree, 
neur the depot in Ipswich: one of the and most noted anions' the 

mauv beautif\il sliade trees of which that picturesque villng-ecan boast: and ■ '-■ ' 

under wh\'ch the writer was used to sport throu<Th all the years of his child- i' 

hood: to whom it was no common ti-ee. — hardl.v loss, indeed than a Talk- ; ;■ 

ing- Elm. .|. 

It was Set out by Aaron Kimball, in the year of 177."i. on the twenty- . 

first anniversary of his Mrthday. and for many years scrvcvl :is the roof- . • i 

tree of himself and his descendants. When at length the old homestead ■'' | 

w:iss.<lil. theif was a clause in the deed reserving the tree, whenever it _;•,■; . j 

shovil.! !..■ nt'.-.-^.iry to cut it down, to the heirs of the grantor. ... s 

I'r. i;.-'tt i' uuprovetnents on the part of the Eastern Railroad Com- ', ! 

pa/iy iL-iiuired ihe sucrince of this ornament of the town. Five gfrandsons -■ " T s 

aui\ til.' lui.~band of a c'rauddaueh:er of him who pUnted it. came tog-ether -T | 

from dirterent parts of the country to perform the sad but piou.s otHce of ' -J 

la\ iim- tlie ax to it> a-fd truLk; ard only after more than two days did it i 

yield to th,.;; -;.-; -^tokcs. " " :' "^ ■- | 

Its di :■ • ovtr one hundred feet in heig-Iit: twelve and a ' ' i 

half feet in . ,.■ at a distance of ten feet from the ground: and '' ' i 

eiglileen aii-i a :.;:.; : it the roots at the surface of the earth. ■,' ,, T 

.-\ larj-e porTii.n nf the tree is already bei"y used for ship-timber. It ' ■■>,. 1 

may. therefiire. see another generation of usefulness. ' J 

This Aar^n KiiiiViall we understand to be number l'^3, re- '' . ' 

corded (m paffe l.^'i of the Family History. Three of his chil- 
dren are given as heads of families. ' See p. 2<>5, numbers 457, . 
45S, 4;'». The ^grandchildren are also there recorded, and on page 
4s?, are the names of .■■.evi.ral great-yrandcliildren, most of them '• : 
born since the old Kimball Elm was cut down. ' ' . 

■ , 

I'roDi l--|airci<^-i> ■C'^.' M.,1. h is. ivri * , i 

The ship Helen N. Kimball was yesterday reported arrived ?. 

at Panama, and the anxiety of her owners was thereby allaved. " :, | 

The Kimball sailed from t^ureka 1M4 da^s ago, and the precari- ,! 

I "US nature of the voyage and her unusually long passage had ,.- *' 

caused considerable speculation as to her safety. -.' | 

(Tlie ship Helen N. Kimball was named for tin- wife of the principal -j- I 

"v.-ner. .lohn Simpson Kimball, who was Hel<n Naomi White. .See Earn. ; 

Hist, p lU'.. Fam. .Vfws pp. IIT. :is. !.-,7, l.ih. ■.■(<■• i .' ■ -J 

A new coast steamer for passengers and freight is being -. ; 

built at Puget Sound for the J. S. Kimball Company. She will i 

be ready by October 1. and will accomodate hM) passengers. She .. . j 

will be 225 feet long. oS feet beam and It. feet in depth. '; 

Kimball Family News 

Was Ahraliam at Biiuker Hill. 

An eastern cousin writes to kmnv if she is eligible to be- 
; come a daughter of the American Revolution. She names fath- 

i er and gxandfather, and sars the famiiv storv is that an ances- 

I tor Abraham fought at the Battle of Bunker'Hill. 

j Thi? ancestor is found to be Abraham No. 250, p. 169, Fam- 

;■ ily History. It is there stated ' "It is said that he was in the 

! battle of Bunker Hill." This would not be conclusiye. The 

I probabilities are that he was there, but the eyidence is not posi- 

[ tive, and cannot be obtained, so far as known. The records are 

I not complete. It is known, however, that after the battle of 

i Lexington three companies were formed from Concord and ad- 

j joining towns, and they made a part of Col. John Stark's regi- 

) ment at Bunker Hill. One Abraham Kimball belonged to Capt. 

Aaron Kinsman's company, who was probably a descendant of 
Stephen Kinsman and Lucia Kimball [p. 63, Fam. Hist.] This 
Abraham is reported as having lost a g-un. At this time there 
werethree Abraham Kimballs in Concord and neighboring towns. 
One was the son of David, [see p. oU, P^am. Hist.] He was a 
little over sixty years old, and therefore not likely to enlist. He 
lived in Concord. Another lived in Weare, a neighboring town. 
[p. I'X) Fam. Hist.] He was nineteen years old and the next year 
he enlisted in Capt. Young's company. The other Abraham 
was from the adjoining town of Hopkinton, son of Aaron [p. 164] 
He was ii 3 ears old, was the one most likely to enlist, and is 
therefore supposed to be the one in -Capt. Kinsman's company at 
Bunker Hill. But it is not certain. 

The muster rolls in the office of the Secretary of State, Doc- 
ument No. 2, Chapter rx, gives the names of the Concord men 
who helped make up this regiment under Stark. One Abraham 
Kimball is there giyen as a member of Capt. Gordon Hutchins' 
company. Capt. Kinsman in his report of his losses mentions 
Abraham Kimball as having lost a gun. In a note, after men- 
tioning Concord men in his Company, it is added, "Most of Capt. 
Kinsman's company were from "other towns." From this it 
would seem that there were two Abrahams at Bunker Hill, and 
the presumption is that one was the number 25i,), the son of 
Aaron. Probably the one in Capt. Kinsman's company. 

But it is certain that this Abraham was at the' battle of 
Bennington where he was wounded. It is upon this record that 
his descendants must rely in their applications for admission 
as Sons^or Daughters of the Revolution. [See Fam. Hist. p. If.V; 
Fam. News p. 47; list of New Hampshire soldiers at Benning- 
ton by Geo. C.Gilmore, published by John B. Clark, Manchester, 
N.H., and the official records. 

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WHO ARE THE KIMBALLSV (luo-^tion wo sIuiU endeavor tu answer, ;ind also to trace 
tho ;i-.;!ie ^.t Kimball to it-- oriij-in or source, that we may learn 
it^ re ',1 siM-ni:;j..nce. " . . ' 

Since .V<lanig-ave names to the animals, man has never called 
things amiss, but has always named them in accordance with 
some inhL-reiit quality or principle which thev v,-ere ori^ijinallv 
intended t(.) represent, because this v.-as in the mind of the 
Maker. We believe, with the ancients, that this extends even 
to the human family; for we find indubitable proof of the sarae 
in the Scriptures. 

First, V.-- -.liall do well to recot,-ni-^e the fact that our f.iin[ly 
.patronymic has undergone various m;id;;ications in -^pcllinfj-.' 
This is true, at least, of its root or stein, the ancient form- of 
which we tind. to be. A' /w. AV ■''•>■, '■/'/'', '■'/.■///■ and ^'V,7//:,- for 
K and C have a similar sound in t'.ii- r.a.i.o, while the letters ./>■ 
fj, and // have all the same power in the niiddie of the syllable. 
The word A'.v.v/, we. learn, means to' /.', ..r /'///,■(;.'//,//, and 
ri,u:/(t. Hence we see that tlu- tLriT!i!i:t_i(ni. .■-/-/'/" may have. 
LTov^ n out of the root siu^nificance. ii it have not . atiMilK-r to' 
which we shall allude as we proceed. 

Kim, as a patronymic, antedates . \o.: the time of Iltmier, for 
it was b:rne by a people or fib, ■: ...i^.m he write-. The 
Kimmerians or Kimmerioi wef' •!■ . ii.^;;-- Hyperborean- who 
Wfre located by all tradition ,,t toe ^Atreuie north btvond 
Boreas, in the summer lam.l. where, as tlie poet tells u-., -'i'he 
fruit falls not. nor ever fails in v^hnter tin5e nor summer, Uul is 
yielded all the yearJ' Naturally were the Ilyperb-'reans cilled 
the people of the rirail Hon; because the perfect ilower of the 
presious cycle: for no scholar today que.-.ti<.n-! that man has. 
passed through o;ii\ if not more, precesr^iona! periods on this 

Herodotus. next makes mentii)n of the Kvmry, or Kiqimerioi., 
of Homer, and atTirms that in his own dav they dwelt in the 
Crimean Peninsula, whence they had come froni Media, which 
he. says was not their original home or birthplace. . .,. ,. 

274 Kimball Familv News 

"He particular!}' notes," Prof. Totteii says, their prowess, 
virtue, and inany other nuMe qualities, auci seems uot a little 
mystitied in reyard to them." 

■•, Diodorus, and Pliny all speak of them as "Wan- 
derers.' " while history and scholarship today declare them to 
be of the most ancient people of Europe. 
f We next hear of them as the early inhabitants of Britain, 

r vrhere their own traditions affirm that before they came to this 

\ land they dwelt in the Summer Country from which they escaped 

; by ship at the time of a great flood. These state that '"Hug-h, 

[ the Mig-hty, led hither the nation of the Kymry from the north, 

; ' over the hazy sea [the German Ocean] to the island of Britain, 
\ and that none ha. -e any title therein but the Kyniry, because 

r they first settled upon it." 

I During- the various Roman invasions of Britain, the Kymry 

I displayed g;reat valor in holding- their country, but they finally 

; retreated to Northumberland, Luraberland, and Wales, which 

I" are still styled the land of the Kymry, and named for them, as 

\ Cambria and Cumbria. There today are to be found the de- 

! scendants of the North and South Kyrar}'. 

\ Thomas Stephens, a disting^uished Cambrian scholar in the 

f preface to his '•I.iterature of the Kymry," observes: " 'On the 

i, map of Britain, facing St. George's Channel, is a group of coun- 

\ ties called Wales, inhabited by a people distinct from and but 

\ very imperfectly understood by those who surround them. Their 

\ neighbors style them Welchraen (a Teutonic terra, sijrnifying- 

i "strang-ers',). The proper name of these people is Kymry, and 

I they are the last remnant of the Kimmerioi of Homer." 

1 Mr. Stephens continues: "The history of the Kymry is clear, 

!. concise, and authentic, and ascends to a high antiquity. Their 

i language was embodied in verse long- before the lang:uages now 

i spoken rose into notice, and their literature, cultivated and 

i abundant, lays claim to being the most ancient in modern 

I Europe." 

i This people, whose origin is prehistoric, is known in Celtic 

f history as the North and the South Kymry. The latter em- 

p brace the inhabitants of Cambria or Wrics, while the North 

I Kymry spread along the sea-coast, and comprise the people of 

ancient Cumbria, now called Cumberland (.properly pronounced 

Kimberland), where they still style themselves Kymry, and give 

their country a similar name. 

But, you will ask. What has this to do with the Kimball 
family in New England? Simply this: that the Kymry is our 
own g-enealogical tree, which has spread its roots broadly and 
deeply into the- soil of the New World. 

We have in our possession a statement from the Heraldry 
onice in London our branch of the family of KimtiaU 
to have had its origin in the county of Cumberland [ancient 

May, IS'iH. 275 

Cumbria], from a piiri?h of the same name upon the Scottish 
border. In other words, we belong to the North Kytnrv divis- 
ion of our race who settli.'U the northwest coast of Britain, and 
whom history traces across the German Ocean from their home 
in the North. Our ancestors were of that Cumbrian race known 
as one of fhe most remarkable in the family of nations. 

Alexander Jones, in his "Oration on "the Kymry, "affirms 
that "This people have had a country and a lang-uacfe on the 
island of Britain for twenty-four hundred years, which they 
maintained in unconquered and unconquerable possession ag-ainst 
all invaders. [The preservation of a language in livinof use 
among- a people from primitive ag-es to the present era affords 
strong evidence that they were never conquered.]" 

Naturally did our common ancestor, springing from this 
ancient race of "Wanderers," hear, like Abram of old, the 
divine call, which ever and anon conies down the ages: "Get 
thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and "from thy 
father's house into the land that I wi"ll shew thee." The prom"- 
ise to the patriarch, "I will multiply thy seed and make of 
thee a great people," has as truly been fulhlled in the descend- 
ants of Richard Kimball; for numerically we arc today one of 
the leading families of New England. 

Whcii we learn, as we do from history, that among those 
who were the most prominent factors in American Independence 
the South Kymry were largely represented [seventeen of the ; -■ 
signers of the Declaration being of Cambrian birth] . we see that 
the spirit of the fathers still lives in the descendants of this 
ancient race, who have, in all lands, been the pioneers of civil 
and religious freedom. Fittingly are they named Kymry, for 
to turn — to turn about and to overturn, — is peculiarlv "their mis- 
sion to the nations. 

We would say a word here in regard to the present form of 
our family patronymic in America. It appears from the rec<irds 
of England that the more coinmo:/ ending there has always been 
b-t-e. The termination h-d-lL is first met in the Chancery 
Records between the years lf>(i3 and lf)25. i This proves that 
our presents manner of spelling is not of American origin, as has .; f 

been claimed. ) ,{ 

Kimball may be regarded as a place-nam.-. since it did not f 

grow up, like the patronymics Williamson. Wilson, and Wilcox, f 

from some paternal William; neither does it belong to the class • ' 

of names which like Weaver. Webster, and Webb, indicate the J 

employment of the founder of the family." - - \ 

Two cases are found on -record in England which seem - .■ t 

to indicate a place-name. In the Civil Records for the year \ 

140S, the will of Alice de Kymber was offered for probate. ' ) 

Again, in 122.^. the Bishop of' Bath signed a charter to the !. 

Church of Kammel. , ' 

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The letter b. we remember, was included in one of the most ^ 
ancient forms of spellinjj: the word. The present termination 
i-a-U or a-U seems to have come in somewhere about I600, since 
the earliest record of it is found at that time. This sugf(:rests 
that those who first adopted it regarded themselves as the 
nucleus of the old race ( at least of the North Kvmric division); 
and it seems tiie more probable from the well known fact that 
this people were never indifferent reg-arding- genealog-y; for to 
be a Kymry was to have ancestors. 

Plowever this may be, we believe that the A'/ra 6(7 /A\ wherever 

found, may claim descent from the Kimmerioi, because originat- j- 

ing- in the land of the Kymry and still bearing- down the ancient .| 

name. I 

Springing from this pe.>ple of the Great Bear (which has far | 

other significance than the ordinary accepted one), it behooves i 

all bearing the old name to work earnestly, and at the same I 

I time with faith, toward bringing about realization of the tra- '« 

}■ ditionary promises which the descendants of the Hyperboreans I, 

f have always held; namely, the return of a Golden Age. when | 

j . men shall live together ag-ain in love and unity. S 

■. For like the harvest which crowns the year and is followed | 

L by the golden days of the Indian summer, so will the summer | 

[■ cf the race follow the great cyclic of world-year harvest of which li 

we have annually a symbolical expression. I' 

We have not the time to enter upon the long-preserved 1 

traditions of the Kymry, or their claims to a Hyperborean origin '| 

( which is now generally conceded). Neither can we attempt a | 

defence of their ancient faith or worship, for Druidism is a | 

dead letter to moderns. Many recent theories, however , (and I 

we believe correctly 1, connect the tenets of this mystery religion | 

with the same truths taught of old to the patriarchs; for the I 

canopy of heaven was common to both, and man needed not a I 

written word to interpret the primeval revelation. | 

That the Druids of Britain hp.d no mean knowledge of the | 

science of astronomy, meteorology, and medical botany is now | 

prc.ven. 3 

Stonehenge is the grandest ancient reiic of Kymric architec- | 

ture today e.xtant. In this massive circle of stone, which is the \ 

most mysterious monument of Britain's past, wv iind the great | 

circular temple of which Diodorus speaks; and which unques- ij 

tionably had to do with the 2i:idiacal circle in the heavens; for I 

to the ancient Kymry it was given to transcribe the message | 

written in the stars, a wisdom that declined from age to age as J 

a more materia! life caine in. and finally perished utterly with \ 

its priests and hierarchy. ' | 

The motto of the Kvmry was, "Truth against the world," § 
which not only proves them to have been light bearers from the 

May. IS'i'). 277 

earliest times, t/ut also that. af> today, the world was arraved , 

'/'/'//// -v the truth; for then, as now. w^ At;/-/'////// held sway. " < 

Little wonder is it that this-ilkimiiiated race were scattered a 

among- the nations of the Old World, and everywhere reg-arded }. 

as "strani,'-ers" and "■wanderers." So they must always have I 

held themselves, for their descendants, the Kynirv. hfive con- -■•- 

tinued to remain distinct from those about them, and have been i 

ewir styled a fjeciitinr people. f 

While the more prominent families of England claim to have | 

coine in with the conquest, the Kymry can, and do, make a ■> 

jirior claim, namely, that their forefathers were once lords of all f 

llritain. Ff>r they were assi^iciated with that remarkable atre ,1 

when Arthur, and the Knisfhts of the Round Table (or the * 

Zodiacal Circle) tiifurcd in Britain's History: when a hundred ■> 

tliiusand chosen men of the Kvmrv were slain in the battle in ! 

which Arthur fell. ' ' ] 

At the time of the Roman invasion these abciriyines of Bri- " | 

t.-ii;:. instead of being medicine men and conjurers, were a body 
• 'f men, half monks and half philosophers, with a system of 
heirarchal order and professional instruction, remains of which 
are tcday found in the institutions of their invaders. ' ' 

"Many there were among this ancient people who held to 
the hope of Ijehoiding- the supremacy tif the Kymrv again re- 
stored, and this remarkable faith was handed down through the 
centuries fr.un one generation to another/' 

In thi'- fact we see evidence of that firmly rooted l)elief in 
l!;e re-t'.ratin-.i of the Order of the Ages, regarding which thev •' 

had lost all data, else they had not mad,- th.e mistake they did 
in relatii>n to Arthur, of supposing tiie Christ t" have indeed 
Clime in their great Kymric leader. 

Faith in their old race traditions was naturally much 
strengthened in Arthur, whose name, Arih, in their language 
signifies (^/ /^r,7/-. The coming- of Arthur did bring to his race 
a bear of the spiritual, indeed, and for a time rencv.-ed its declin- 
ing light: for he revived in some degree the ancient wisdom, es- 
tablishing the order of the "Knights of the Table Round."" This 
with the traditions of the Holy (irail ..r Starry Chalice, be- 
long to that period, and prove the people > >f his age to have been 
more or less conversant with the arcane knowledge of their fore- 

The ancient Kymric name of the constellation ////v/ was 
also i'llijn Hrtliiir, or f>yrc of Arthur, and when we recognize 
the symbolical expression of this emblem, whose principal star, 
/ 'i:i](t, is t:) be the linal pole star of our cycle, wc see why Arthur 
was supposed to be connected with the end: and regarded both 
living and dead as the hope of his nation. The He'jrcw name 
of this first-magnitude star / Vv/,/ sigtiities exaltation, triumph: 
and hence, as the beacon star of the pertected or completed sun 

^78 Kimball Family News 

period in which we are now living, it is both a prophecy and 

promise of that better day in which this ancient race devoutlv *. 

believed. " | 

I When T'eijri was last pole star the Kiminerioi were in their | 

\ supremacy, and their descendants knew the consiel lation f 

[. ^^yi'! to be connected with the consummation of every great I- 

|. cycle. Naturally, therefore, did they associate it with their hero I 

i of whom their traditions predicted, and through whose speech « 

[ flowed a marvelous melody to their ears because that of their | 

I fatherland. ' S 

[ "It seeraeii as the harp of the sky had run^. | 

I For the heirs of heaven played round his tongue," | 

[ (As the poet has said of Kilmeny. ; | 

[. The real significance of this' period, historv teaches, was f 

f the preparation of this people for that renewed light which came 1 

I in the form of Christianity. This was the more r'eadilv accepted | 

I . by them in that it intrepreted their traditions of Him" who was \ 

\ to come and restore that ancient order (in which today man no i 

I, longL-r believes). ' i 

{ In closing, we would offer a reason which is to us more sig- | 

l niticant still for the name of Kimruerioi and Kvmry having | 

r been given to this people, and also tor the fact that the Hyper- \ 

\ ' boreans have always been associated with the constellation of | 

i the Great Bear and the North Pole. \ 

\ As we said in commencing, we find that names are not a | 

[; matter of accident (as man will eventually learn), for they are | 

|; always signiticant, in civilized as well as 'savage life, of some \ 

! . inherent quality or principle which distinguishes the person or ] 

[ thing. " I 

I The ancient word R'yin, as we learn from good authority, f 

[' meant to turn or r^V/ry// ay/ and T'^////^/, which the bear does con- f 

! tinually about the pole, pointing always to that one fixed point | 

\ in the heavens which is marked by the North Star [or the beacon '{ 

\ of all '-Wanderers"]. This again turns ceaselessly around that | 

f center [which it never quite attains, any more than does man], i 

\ which is called imw/i/uiru- Are we no't told that the Divine is S 

! in the midst, like an axis? | 

L Naturally did the name Kym designate a people who had | 

[ the polar or reversed view. — the all-rounded one, — because from | 

y the true center, which man's objective point to-dav denies him. \ 

\' We question not that they were indeed located at the pole, j 

f" for the physical and the spiritual are ever in correspondence. \ 

\ Ancient Britain's designation of this constellation as the f 

r Plouij/t and America's term the i)ii>/>rr are both singularly | 

|. -. significant. The former did indeed break the ground for a j 

Y bear or yield of the spiritual, which the latter is today harvest- * 

^ ing; for in the New World is gained the more depressed horizon \ 

I which grants to man that broadened view which the Old World | 

May. \S'*'). 

denies him. In other words; oiir horizon i/ip.s; more of the 
vouthorn heavens are seen from our shores. 

The term '•Hyperborean" sicrniiles over or bevond the pole. 
and aj^so below or under it; positions which the constellation of 
the Bcnr alternately assumes in its circuit of the heavens for 
this symbol of the seir// stars is the object lesson of the at:es 
winch a simpler and more spiritual race were not slow to appre- 
ciate, as the Hebrevr and Arabic names prove. 

The Kimmerians and Hyperljorians bel'inged to that ag-e or 
si.n-period when the gfreat luminary was last in Cancer, of which 
the (ireat Bear is a Decan or part. Here indeed occurred the 
summer solstice of the race— when man reached his northern 
tropic: and where, [like the sun when in this symbol] he also 
ma"-> a stand or stop before starting- ag-ain on the path of 
tl. imation. In other words Cancer was the point of his full 

In the constellation of the Bear which belony^s to this sio-n. 
we find that in the sky by which the mariner, and al-,.) 
the vovat^-er up.m /i/Ys sea, may learn the hour of the ni<'-ht, 
and •^... bo able to calculate the dawn. ' '"' ' 

Airain. /"-.s-,,' or the she-bear s the Latin name of this con- 
stellatMn. is si;j-nificant of that bring-ing- forth which the cyclic 
period of C;incor witnessed, and which the phenomenon of 
nat'ire annualh confirms in this sigm. 

The true Hyperboreans are today, as of old, the people of 
the pole, where, in the natural world", everything- is turned about 
and reverse. 1 boih physically and visually. Con<e<4Uently theirs 
is the opposite view from the material standpoint, the all- 
rounded one. because from the very center. 

One word more and we are done. It is a sing-ular and siir- 
niacant fact that the Kymry. who have held the soil of Enn-land 
for centuries, should be today desig-nated there by a term sicrni- 
fymo- "strang-ers." " " 

Perhaps it explains the fact, however, that the Kimballs in 
-N^w Eng-land, thouofh datin.g- back as a family to the early 
colonial days of the country, have always bet;n unknown either 
to place or power. Strong; evidence is this that thev belong- not 
to th(^ existing- order of things. 

In other words, the descendants of Richard and ['rsuhi arc 
also "strang-ers"" in the land of their sires and grandsires; their 
names figuring only with any prominence m church register - 
and annals. Here, however, thev no less truly witness to that 
power which will nrrrtuni and nrerturti. ro"lling the nations 
rnund and roinid the earth, till He, whose right alone it is to 
reign, shall have put all things under his feet. 


Kimbs/; Familv Xc 


In C'.'lumbia, M".. March 11, Caroline Piirkcr, widow (jf 
Capt. Georjre A. (ierrish, and daughter of the iate David Kim- 
ball, Esq.. of this citj. 


Mrs. (ieorg-e A. (ierrish, who died at Columbia. IMo.. on 
Saturday last, was the jouni^-ostdaug-hierof the late David Kim- 
ball, Esq., of this city. Mrs. lierrish was barn at the ramiiv 
homestead on Austin street, and with the exception of a lew 
years of her married life, and the last few years which wer*.-. 
spent partly in Europe and partly in Missouri, she resided here. 
She was a woman of unusual beauty of person, and g-races of 
mind aiid character, and of much sweetness and dig-nity of man- 
ner, and armired and beloved wherever she went, jlcr kten 
wit, and the test and bouyancy with which slie enira-x;'; ;;! ine 
interests of daily iife were somewhat concealed !)y h.v m.--,v.;,-,1 
reserve- from all but hermore :iierii->tii \-. ;'.■!■,; •:■,,- - ^^• 
ofher character was delii;-htfu!ly revcaiL-d. Witii .ir, i-^ - -^ . . ;• 
of art, literature and music, for iIi.. :a>t ..;' -.vl.irh ;'.': ;■ i>-. ---u 
an unusual trift as well as a fa'-'i'-k-.s ear, and led a i ways by 
hi'^h. ide;LN. she was a companii.m j^rcatly tohemis-^ed. Crowned 
as all hv.-r other attractions v\-ere bj Christian faitii ;ind practice, 
her influence was always exercised' to promote the hiuchest inter- 
ests of si.iciety. She lea\-es one child, the wife 'jf Prof. Pickard 
of Columbia, Missouri, and ty\<> sisters, Mrs. L\wy W. Harris 
.and Miss Harriet McEwen Kimball. 

The funeral was held at Columbia, ^tissouri, where she 
died, the Rev. Dr. Watts, Kectorjjf Calvary church., "fiiciatin,:. 
Mrs. Gerrish's son-in-law. Prof. Ji'hn Pickard, reacl:.-vl :his city 
Tuesday afternoon with her body, and the burial, which was r-riv- 
ate took place iniracdiately, the committal service ijeing- said by 
the Rev. C. Le\'. Brine, Rector of Christ cliurcli. — Portsmouth. 
N.H., Journal, March IS. [See Fain. Hist. p. 97-1.] 

J.\>!ES M. KIMB.Vr.T.. 

James M. Kimball, rttircd ccttrn rrcrcfcant nri! cotton 
manufacturer, and President of the Second National Hank cf 
this city, died at his home at IMS Prospect street, this mornin-r- 
froni diseases incident to old a^e. Mr. Kimball wa-^ wuhin a 
month f'f 85 years of ay-e and for some tune past his health has 
been failing-. He had been prominently identirijd with <ome oi 
the leadim^- business enterprises of Pro\ '.dence for inanv years, 
althouarh for the past live years he had n(jt been cni^raycd in ac- 
tive business. 

Mr. Kimball was born in Smitltiield, K. I., May 12, 1S14. 
uid was educated iu the common sciiools of that town. For the- 

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6r<.t twcntv-tive venrs .»t h:-^ business life he was entrag-ed in ' 
active busini'ss life, he er!i:a_;-od in the miiniifactiire of eottim iit 
Fall River. Ma^s.. and Kirkian^'. X. Y. He was alsd interested 
in the cotton business in the Saiith. In ISf.i) he came to Provi- 
dence and established tbe tirm of J. M. Kimliali & Sr;ns, cmn- 
raission dealers in cotton. The business of the lirm is still car- 
ried nn bv his twi^ sons at 2o Market s((Uare. the e!dc-r Mr. Kim- ' 
ball havin^-- retired front the firm in