An American Family History

John Kimball, Jr

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.

Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.

John Kimball, Jr. was born on March 16, 1668/69 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of John and Mary Kimball. Reseachers differ on whether it was Mary Bradstreet or Mary Jordan. He was a wheelwright and a farmer.

He married Sarah Goodhue on December 2, 1692 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Sarah was born in 1672. 

John and Sarah's children included:

John Kimball (1693, married Patience Larrabee),
Joseph Kimball (1693, died as an infant),
Mary Kimball Lawrence (1698),
David Kimball (1700, married Sarah Pride and Mary Culver),
Nathan Kimball (1702),
Isaac Kimball (1705, married Prudence Parke),
Jacob Kimball (1706, married Mary Parke),
Abigail Kimball Kilham (1709, married John Kilham son of Samuel, John), and
Sarah Kimball Parke (1711, married Richard Parke). 

In 1726 they moved to Stonington, Connecticut and then in 1727 to Preston, Connecticut where they bought a farm of 200 acres.

He died on May 4, 1761 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut.
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Children of John Kimball
& Mary Bradstreet
  • Mary Kimball Knowlton
  • Sarah Kimball Potter
  • Hannah Kimball
  • Rebecca Kimball Lull
  • Elizabeth Kimball Jewett
  • Corporal Richard Kimball
  • & Mary Bradstreet
    or Mary Jordan
  • Abigail Kimball Poole Estey
  • John Kimball
  • Benjamin Kimball
  • Moses Kimball
  • Aaron Kimball
  • Joseph Kimball
  • Various spellings of Kimball:
    Kemball, Kembolde, Kembold

    Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.




    from The Driver Family by Harriet Ruth Waters Cooke

    John Kimball born March 16, 1668; md. Sarah Goodhue April 25, 1696, his father deeds to him "the housing and land where I now dwell, bounded on Isaac Jewett, Thomas Metcalf and the common which was formerly granted for a house lott of father Deane, formerly of Ips. - 7 acres of woodland, 8 acres of fresh meadow, bounded on Scotts meadow & town's common — 3 acres of Salt marsh at Kimball's point by Egypt river & Muddy river & Quilters."

    The town common (commons) was a small, open field at the center of the town which was jointly owned. It was used as a marketplace, a place for the militia to drill, or for grazing livestock.

    from A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 2 edited by Benjamin Tinkham Marshall

    John (2) Kimball, son of John (1) and Mary (Bradstreet) Kimball, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, March 16, 1668-69, and died in Preston, Connecticut, May 4, 1761. He was a farmer and a wheelwright.

    He married, in 1692, and lived in Ipswich until the fall of 1726, when he moved with his family to Stonington, Connecticut. In the spring of 1727, he moved to a farm of two hundred acres in the town of Preston, New London county, Connecticut, which he had bought the preceding year for seven hundred pounds, Connecticut Bills of Credit. There he spent the remaining thirty-four years of his life.

    He married, in Watertown, Massachusetts, December 2, 1692, Sarah Goodhue, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Whipple) Goodhue. They were the parents of nine children:
    1. John, born October 19. 1693, married Patience Larrabee.
    2. Joseph, born October 19, 1693, died young.
    3. Mary, born February 24, 1697, married a Mr. Lawrence.
    4. David,
    5. Nathan, born October 31, 1702.
    6. Isaac, born April 19, 1705, married Prudence Parke.
    7. Jacob, born October 12, 1706, married Mary Parke.
    8. Abigail, born October 11, 1709, married a Mr. Kollman [sic].
    9. Sarah, married, November 3, 1736, Richard Parke.

    It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.
    The New England Meetinghouse was the only municipal building in a town. Both worship and civil meetings were held there. It was customary for men and women to sit separately and the town chose a committee once a year to assign seats according to what was paid, age, and dignity.

    from Ancestry of John Barber White by Almira Larkin White

    John Kimball (328), b. in Ipswich, Mass., Mar. 16, 1669; m. in Watertown, Dec. 2, 1692, Sarah Goodhue,3 (364). He was a wheelwright and farmer in Ipswich till Apr. 4, 1726, when they sold their home and moved to Stonington, Conn., and in the Spring of 1727 to Preston, Conn. He d. May 4, 1761. Children:

    333. John Kimball, b. Oct. 19, 1693; m. Patience Lariber. He was a tailor in Stonington, where she d. Oct. 29, 1747; he d. 1749.

    334. Joseph Kimball b. Oct. 19, 1693; d. Feb. 3, 1694.

    335. Mary Kimball, b. Feb. 24, 1698; m. Lawrence.

    336. David Kimball, b. May 8, 1700; m. Oct. 20, 1726, Sarah Pride, who d. Feb. 10, 1769; he d. in Preston, in 1776.

    337. Nathan Kimball b. Oct. 31, 1702.

    338. Isaac Kimball,

    339. Jacob Kimball, b. Oct. 12, 1706; m. Feb. 24, 1730, Mary Park; they lived in Preston. He d. May 4, 1788.

    340. Abigail Kimball, b. Oct. 11, 1709; m. Killam.

    341. Sarah Kimball, b. ; m. Nov. 3, 1736, Richard Park.

    New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

    from A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 2 edited by Benjamin Tinkham Marshall

    David Kimball, son of John (2) and Sarah (Goodhue) Kimball, was born May 8, 1700, and died in 1776 in Preston, Connecticut. He moved from Ipswich to Preston during the winter of 1723-24, having bought of David Boardman, of Preston, for one hundred and thirty pounds lawful money, one hundred acres of land in Preston, December 19, 1723. He married (first),

    October 20, 1725, Sarah Pride, who died February 10, 1769. He married (second), March 24, 1774, Mary Culver.

    Children, all born in Preston:
    1. Mercy, born January 31, 1727, married Matthias Button.
    2. Eunice, born September 15, 1729, married Andrew Davidson.
    3. Nathan.
    4. David, born September 9, 1734.
    5. Jonathan, born April I, 1738.
    6. Sarah, born April I, 1738, married Andrew Frink

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