Various spellings of Kimball:
Kemball, Kembolde, Kembold
A cornet is the officer who carried the colors in a cavalry troop.
King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom.
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1639.
Cornet Benjamin Kimball was born in 1637 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His parents were Richard Kimball and Ursula Scott. He was a wheelwright, carpenter and farmer.
He married Mercy Hazeltine in April 1661. Mercy was born in 1642. She was the daughter of Robert and Ann Hazeltine of Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. Mercy's sister Anna married Caleb's brother, Caleb Kimball.
They were well off. The total amount of his estate was one thousand and sixty pounds, seven shillings. Among the assets was a quarter interest in a sawmill in Haverhill, near the Amesbury line.
Their children included:
Anna Kimball Barker (1661, married Richard Barker),
Mercy Kimball (1663, died at 1 month),
Richard Kimball (1664),
Elizabeth Kimball Carleton (1669, married Edward Carlton),
David Kimball (1671, married Elizabeth Gage),
Jonathan Kimball (1673, married Lydia Day),
Robert Kimball (1676),
Abraham Kimball (1678),
Samuel Kimball (1680),
Ebenezer Kimball (1684, married Ruth Eaton), and
Abigail Kimball Day (1684, married Moses Day).
They resided in Exeter, New Hampshire, Salisbury and finally Rowley. He bought his land in Rowley on May 12, 1663 The land was later became the town of Bradford. His house was in the west part of Bradford.
At the first town meeting of Merrimack (later Bradford), February 20, 1668, he was elected an overseer of the town.
On January 7, 1683, Mercy was one of the first members of the first church in Bradford. During King Philip's War, Benjamin was a soldier in 1683 and 1684 in Captain Samuel Appleton's company. He was coronet of the horse troops.
He died June 11, 1696. Mercy died in 1707/08. They are buried in the old graveyard.
Mary White Rowlandson,Talcot
was captured by Native Americans
during King Philip's War
A sawmill was an important developmental step in a community. Before sawmills, boards could only be sawn by two men with a whipsaw. In a sawmill, the circular motion of a water wheel was changed to the back-and-forth motion of the saw blade with a pitman arm.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
The town of Ipswich was established on August 5, 1634, from common land called Agawam. On October 18, 1648, that portion called the "Village" at the New Meadows was set off as Topsfield. The boundary line between Ipswich and Topsfield was established, February 28, 1694.
Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.
New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
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Benjamin Kimball, son of Richard Kimball (1), was born in 1637, about the time his father moved from Watertown to Ipswich. He died June 11, 1695. He was a carpenter by trade; resided in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1659; removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts; thence to Rowley, where, May 12, 1663, he bought land of Elizabeth Starrett, of Haverhill. This land was in what was later Bradford.
On February 20, 1668, at the first town meeting in Merrimack, afterwards Bradford, he was elected an overseer of the town. He bought various other lots of land in Bradford. He and his brother Richard Kimball were soldiers in 1683 and 1684 in Captain Appleton's company. [This can't be as Richard died in 1676.] Another brother, Thomas, was killed by an Indian, May 3, 1676. Benjamin was a cornet of horse troops. His house was in the west parish of Bradford, not far from the ancient cemetery. He was a wheelwright as well as farmer.
He married, in Salisbury, April, 1661, Mercy Hazeltine, born October 16, 1642, and died January 5, 1707/08, daughter of Robert and Ann Hazeltine. She was one of the first members received into the First Church in Bradford, when she and sixteen other women were admitted January 7, 1702-3. He owned a fourth part of a saw mill at Haverhill, near Amesbury, bought of Matthew Harriman. The gravestones of Benjamin and Mercy Kimball are in the old graveyard.
1. Anna, born December 23, 1661; died January 1, 1774; married April 21, 1682, Richard Barker, of Andover.
2. Mary, born December 27, 1663; died February 5, 1663-4.
3. Richard, born December 3, 1664; died January 10, 1710/11.
4. Elizabeth, born July 24, 1669; married Edward Carleton, of Bradford.
5. David, born July 26, 1671; died June 14, 1743.
6. Jonathan, born November 26, 1673.
7. Robert, born March 5, 1675-6; died February 24, 1744.
8. Abraham, born March 24, 1677-8; died February 25, 1707/08
9. Samuel, born March 28, 1680.
10. Ebenezer, born June 20, 1684; died January 23, 1715.
11. Abigail, born June 20, 1684; died January 23, 1715; married June 2, 1703, Moses Day.
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Europeans first settled New Hampshire in the 1620s.
Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire by Ezra S. Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parke published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908
Benjamin [Kimball], tenth child and fifth son of Richard Kimball, born in 1637, about the time his father moved from Watertown to Ipswich, Massachusetts, died June 11, 1695.
He was probably a resident of Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1659, a carpenter by trade. He removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts, in or before 1662. and was a resident of Rowley, Massachusetts, May 12, 1663, when he bought land which is within the limits of the present town of Bradford, then a part of Rowley. On February 20, 1668. at the first town meeting in Merrimack, afterwards Bradford, he was chosen overseer of the town. He was called of that town March 16, 1670, and March 15, 1674. On November 23, 1667, he bought several tracts of land: among them was land which once belonged to his brother, Thomas Kimball, who was killed by an Indian May 3, 1676. He was a wheelwright and farmer, and his house was in the west parish of old Bradford, not far from the ancient cemetery.
He was a cornet of house troops and was known as "Cornet Kimball." He and his brother Richard Kimball were soldiers in 1683 and 1684 under Captain Appleton.
His inventory showed that he was well off for the times, the total amount of his estate being one thousand and sixty pounds, seven shillings. Among the assets was a quarter interest in a saw mill in Haverhill, near the Amesbury line, which he bought of Matthew Harriman. This interest was handed down in the family for several generations.
The gravestones of Benjamin and Mercy Kimball may still be seen in the cemetery at Bradford.
Benjamin Kimball married. April, 1661, in Salisbury, Mercy, daughter of Robert and Ann Hazeltine. born 16, 8 mo, 1642, and died January 5, 1708. She was one of the first members received into the first church in Bradford, when she with sixteen other women were admitted January 7, 1683.
The children of Benjamin and Mercy (Hazeltine) Kimball were: Anna; Mercy; Richard; Elizabeth; David; Jonathan; Robert; Abraham; Samuel; Ebenezer; and Abigail.
American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (orli) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.