Kimball Family

Modified Register for William S Kimball

First Generation

1. William S Kimball was born in 1776 in Chester, Vermont (?) MASS. He died on 11 Aug 1863 in Brownville, Jefferson County,New York. He was buried in Petit Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

William S. Kimball, who was born in Chester, Vermont, in 1685, came to New York with an ox-team,

locating first in Brownville, where he purchased seventy-five acres of land and some years afterward

removed to Brownville and purchased a farm, on which he made his home during the greater part of his

life. He died, however, at the home of one of his daughters, at the very advanced age of ninety-seven

years. He married Lucy Bryant, who was born in Vermont in 1787, a daughter of John Bryant, and died

at the age of eighty-three years. They had a family of ten children: Lucy, Mary, Orinda, William, John,

Amos, Horace, Emily, Louisa, and George H. The last mentioned, the youngest of the family, is the only

one now living, and is still hale and hearty, at the age of eighty-six years. He was educated in the

common schools of his native town, and for twenty years followed shoe-making in Dexter and Brownville.

He married Alvira Baker, and they had five children, but Fanny is the only one now living, and with her

George H. Kimball makes his home. She married William Knox and has three children, Rue, William,

and Florence, aged respectively fourteen and and twelve years, and four months.

William married Lucy Bryant daughter of John Bryant and Lucy Lawrence on 29 Aug 1797. Lucy was born on 17 Jan 1781 in Jaffrey, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 2 Sep 1864 in Brownville,Jefferson County, New York. She was buried in Petit Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

They had the following children:

2 F i. Lucy Kimball was born1 on 8 Feb 1798 in Vermont/New Hampshire. She died on 18 May 1891 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York.

Lucy married (1) Thomas Butler .

Lucy married2,3 (2) Amos Blodget on 1 Jan 1818.

3 F ii. Mary P Kimball was born4 on 6 Nov 1799 in Chester, Windsor County, Vermont. She died5 on 3 Jun 1849.

Mary married6 Earl Finney on 1 Jan 1818.

4 F iii. Orinda Kimball was born7 on 24 Sep 1802 in New Hampshire. She died on 23 Oct 1893 in Postsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. She was buried in Bayside Cemetery ST. Lawrence Co, NY.

Obituary/death notice

Orrenda Willes died Oct. 23, 1893, age 91 yrs one month, born in NH, father

William Kimball also from NH, mother Lucy Bryant from NH, died in the Town

of Potsdam (ie not the Village of Potsdam)of old age, medical attendant Dr.

James McKay, burial in Bayside Cemetery

Orrenda Kimball Willes, also spelled her name Orinda..

Orinda married8 Wilder Willes son of Sylvanus Willes and Eunice Davidson on 14 Aug 1834. Wilder was born on 2 Jan 1798 in Vermont. He died on 12 Sep 1882 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was buried in Bayside Cemetery, St. Lawrence County, New York.

1870 Potsdam,New York Census18 692 682 Willes Wilder 72 M W

Farmer30 0 Vt19 692 682 Willes Orrenda 67 F WKeeping

HouseCensusWilles, Wilder NY ST. LAWRENCE CO. POTSDAM 056 1850Willes,

Sylvanus NY ST. LAWRENCE CO. POSTAM 209 1840Index of 1865 Beer’s Atlas for

St. Lawrence CountyWilles, W. – Potsdam

5 M iv. William Kimball was born on 16 Jul 1805.

William Kimball, father of George B. Kimball, was born in Chester, Windsor county,

Vermont, July 16, 1805. He spent the days of his boyhood and youth in his native

place, and acquired his education in the common schools. At an early age he learned

the stonemason’s trade at which he worked for a number of years, and then turned his

attention to farming. He came to this locality before he was of age and worked on the

Oswego canal locks. He returned to Vermont, and induced his parents to accompany

him to this county, arriving in Watertown in February, 1823. He began clearing land

preparatory to placing it under the plow and for many years was actively engaged in

agricultural pursuits whereby he attained prosperity. When he first located in Pamelia

township he had but a small farm, on which he built a log house and log barn, but

when he had cleared the original eighteen acres, he added to his place and from time

to time made additional purchases until he was the owner of three hundred and twenty-

five acres of valuable land, on which he erected fine, modern buildings, and placed all

the accessories and conveniences of a model farm. He was a very successful farmer

and was a man of most indefatigable energy and industry. Throughout his entire life

he cut all of his own wood, although he lived to the advanced age of ninety-one years.

He was a man of very rugged constitution, strong and robust, was six feet four inches

in height, and weighed two hundred and twenty-five pounds. He had no aspiration for

public office or political honors but upheld Democratic principles and once served as

constable. He married Almeda Bacon, who was born in Brownville, New York, March

18, 1806. Her father, Moses Bacon, a millwright by trade, was one of the first settlers

of the county and resided on a farm in the village of Watertown that includes the site

of the public square of that city. His only son was killed by the falling of a tree that

stood where the American House is now seen. Moses Bacon was killed in a mill at

Chaumont. Mrs. Kimball was one of his four children and her death occurred March 18,

1845. She held membership in the Universalist Church. To William and Almeda

Kimball were born eight children, of whom four are now living: Lucy, who is the widow

of Charles Lawrence and resides in Watertown, New York; Laura, the wife of Brayton

Brown, of Watertown; Elvira E., who is living with her brother George B., who is the

youngest of the family. His twin sister, Mira E., became the wife of George Shaw and

died in Oberlin, Kansas, in 1902.

William married Almeda Bacon daughter of Moses Bacon.

6 M v. John B. Kimball was born9 on 22 Apr 1807.

Dexter furnished to the embargo army designed and organized for the subjugation of

Canada at least six recruits. Among them were Col. John B. Kimball, a shoemaker,

and for many years justice of the peace in the town,

John married10 Louisa M. Ryder daughter of David Ryder and Esther Joslin on 3 Mar 1834. Louisa died on 18 Oct 1897 in Dexter, Brownville, Jefferson, New York. She was buried in Dexter Cemetery, Brownville, Jefferson, New York.

7 M vi. Amos Kimball was born11 on 7 Feb 1809. He died12 on 17 Oct 1860.

Amos married13 Melvina on 15 Sep 1840.

8 M vii. Horace Kimball was born14 on 24 Dec 1811. He died on 6 Mar 1873 in Dexter Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York. He was buried in Dexter Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

Brownville lodge, No. 378, F. & A M.,

Brownville New York

Horace married15 Mary Ann Priest on 11 Apr 1830. Mary died on 16 Nov 1874 in Dexter,Jefferson County,New York. She was buried in Dexter Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

9 F viii. Emily Kimball was born16 on 22 Feb 1815. She died on 2 Sep 1826 in Brownville,Jefferson County, New York. She was buried in Petit Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

10 F ix. Louisa Kimball was born17 on 28 Apr 1817. She died on 18 Oct 1897 in Dexter Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York. She was buried in Dexter Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

Louisa married John D.Ryder son of David Ryder and Esther Joslin.

11 M x. George H. Kimball was born on 5 Apr 1818 in Chester, Vermont. He died on 17 Dec 1908 in Brownville,Jefferson County, New York. He was buried in Petit Cemetery,Jefferson County, New York.

Died—Kimball—-In the town of Brownville. Dec 17, 1908, George H. Kimball

aged 89 years 3 months and 12 days.

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twenty years followed shoe-making in Dexter and Brownville.

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Was a participant in the Patriot War in Upstate New York (1836-1838) and was in the

Battle of the Windmill. Was capture and held in Kingston Ontario Canada, and then

released, where he lived his life out in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York.

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George H Kimball

Death of the Last Survivor, But one, of the “Patriotic War” in Canada in 1838.

In the little village cemetery at Dexter last Saturday afternoon was laid to rest the last

survivor, with the exception of one, of the desperate struggle that took place just

seventy years ago last month near Prescott, Canada, known as the “Battle of the

Windmill”. George H. Kimball whose death occured Thursday night and whose funeral

was held Saturday, was a member of the little “Patriot” band of less than 150 men;

who in the old stone tower that sentinels the bank of the St. Lawrence opposite

Ogdensburg, defied for five days the might and power of Britian and took deadly toll of

twice their number from the red-coated ranks before they were captured. The last

surviviung member of that heroic though misguided band, since the death of Mr.

Kimball, is the venerable Nelson Truax, of Watertown, who was about of an age with

his departed comrade, being in his 90th year.

George H KImball, who died after a short illness at the home of his daughter and only

near surviving relative, Mrs. William Knox, of the town of Brownville, was born in

Chesire, Vermont, April 5,1818, and was the son of William and Lucy Kimball. When

he was four years of age his parents emigrated to the Black River country, settling in

Brownville. In his youth, Mr. Kimball married Alvira Baker, of Dexter, whose mother

Nancy Waite, was the first white child born in the town of Watertown, when the

present city was a straggling settlement and Public Square was a swamp. Of the four

children born to the couple but one, Mrs. Knox, survives.

Lowville Journal and Republican Decmeber 23, 1908.

George married Alvira Baker . Alvira was born on 20 Aug 1826 in Jefferson County, new York. She died in 1895 in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York. She was buried in Dexter Cemetery, Brownville, Jefferson, New York.

Sources

1. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

2. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

3. familyserach.org LDS site Vital records from Chester Vermont.

4. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.The message read,”Found a notebook in the local library with these Kimball names. I thought I would post this to help someone who is connected to this family.”.

5. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

6. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

7. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

8. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

9. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

10. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

11. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

12. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

13. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

14. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

15. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

16. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

17. Found on internet genealogy mail list on rootsweb.com. Message dated from 1996.

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One Response to Kimball Family

  1. hoosierbeth says:

    When I figure out what the URL is for my source, I will post it. I was googling one evening and found a comment on one of the rootsweb mail lists with information on the Kimball family.

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