An American Family History

Rebecca Kimball Lull

ye is an archaic spelling of "the."
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

Rebecca (Rebekah) Kimball Lull was born in February, 1664 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Her parents were John Kimball and Mary Bradstreet

She (Rebecka Kimbole) married, Corporal Thomas Lull on January 21, 1689. Thomas was born in December, 1661 in Dedham, Essex County, England. His father was weaver, Thomas Lull.

Thomas and Rebecca's children were listed in Caldwell Records.

Mary Lull Lakeman (1690, married Lieutenant Sylvanus Lakeman).
Elizabeth Lull Caldwell Heard (1692, married Captain John Caldwell and Edmund Heard, Jr.). She was killed by indigenous warriors.
Rebekah Lull Caldwell Goodhue (1694, married Deacon Jacob Caldwell and Samuel Goodhue).
Hannah Lull (1696).
Abigail Lull Henderson (1699 married John Henderson).
Thomas Lull (1701 married Miriam Trask of Salem).
Sarah Lull Knowlton (1705, married Abraham Knowlton son of Nathaniel b. 1658).
John Lull (1705 married widow Margaret Greenleaf).

Thomas died February 11, 1713/14 in Ipswich when he was 53. He died before his father who remembered the children in his will. His tombstone inscription read

Here lieth ye
Body of Tho
mas Lull, who
died February
ye 11, 1713-14 &
in ye 53 year
of his age.
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
  • 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.

    Various spellings of Kimball:
    Kemball, Kembolde, Kembold
    Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was settled in 1635 by English Puritans.



    from The Driver Family by Harriet Ruth Waters Cooke

    Rebecca Kimball, born Feb.. 1663: md. Jan. 21, 1689, Thomas Lull. Corporal; died May 25,1716; md. Jan. 13, Lydia Wells, and had issue. Nothing known of her.

    Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.

    Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1639.

    from Caldwell Records by Augustine Caldwell

    Thomas Lull, the ancestor of this family, was a weaver. The first time his name is found is Oct. 8, 1672. He is then made freeman. The next year it is written of him

    1673, March 1, Goodman Lull and wife came into full communion.

    In 1678, he was one of the selectmen. In 1679, Dec. 15

    Thomas Lull, Jaakob ffoster, Edmund Heard, Isaak ffoster were made tything men.

    In 1699-700 on a subscription " for a Bigger Bell" may be seen his signature " Thomas Lull, Sen'r 6s."

    Jan. 16, 1700, among the men assigned a place in the meeting-house, we find, "on ye second short seat," Goodman Lull, Edmund Heard, Robert Cross, James Fuller, sen'r, John Low, sen'r. Also Thomas Lull, and other men had permission to raise the "no-west hindermost seat two feet, for their wives to sit in."

    Thomas Lull was twice married. The name of his first wife is not recorded. Three of her children survived her. Thomas, John and Simon. On the 29th of October, 1705— being then about 68 years of age— he married Elizabeth Smith, and had three children; Benjamin, Elizabeth, Lydia.

    Goodman Lull, died in 1719, aged 82 ; and his wife, Elizabeth, died July 6, 1742.

    Gravestone Inscription :

    Here Lies Mr. Thomas Lull who died December ye 31, 1719 aged 82 years 2 months 14 days.

    Of the children of Goodman Lull, we find the following Records:
    i. Thomas, b. about 1660; m. Rebekah Kimball,
    ii. John; probably lived in Rowley.
    iii. Simon, b. May, 28, 1672; m. Anna, dau. Thomas Day.
    iv. Benjamin, b. Nov. 17, 170 ; d. e.
    v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1712.
    vi. Lydia, b. Nov. 21, 1714; m. William Caldwell.

    Goodman was a courtesy title before the surname of a man not of noble and Goodwife or Goody was the courtesy title for a married woman not of noble birth.


    from The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder by Stephen Marion Watson

    John Caldwell, son of John,- b. Aug. 19, 1692; m., Nov. 5, 1715, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Rebeckah (Kimball) Lull. He killed by Indians, July 10, 1724. She d. June 27, 1766, aged 74. . .

    Elizabeth Lull, b. Aug. 28, 1692, wife of John8 Caldwell, was a descendant of Thomas1 Lull of Ipswich. Name first found there Oct. 8, 1672. He d. Dec. 31, 1719, aged 82.

    Thomas Lull, son of above, and father of Elizabeth, b. about 1660; m., Jan. 21, 1689, Rebeckah, dau. of John and Mary (Jordan) Kimball, and grand-dau. of Richard Kimball of Ipswich, 1637, who d. 1675. Her mother was dau. of Francis Jordan.

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