Sarah Kimble was born in 1722 in Baltimore, Maryland to Rowland Kimble and Hannah Jackson Kimble. On 9 May 1747, she married James Taylor, Sr. in Baltimore, Maryland, and went on to have 12 children with him.
However, before she married James Taylor, Sr., Sarah Kimble had two other children with an unidentified father. The two girls kept their mother's maiden name, Kimble.
Susanna 'Kimble,' my ancestor, was born on 8 June 1743 in Maryland (Maryland Church Records, 1668-1995), while her sister Sabra 'Kimble was born on 9 Aug 1745 in Perryman, Baltimore County, Maryland. No father was listed on Susanna's birth record, just her mother "Sarah Kemball."
Who was Susanna and Sabra's father? Why did they not keep their father's name (or could their father's name also have been Kimble, as in a cousin)? Could she have been an unwed mother in those times?