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Joseph Kimball (abt. 1662)

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Joseph Kimball
Born about in Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married about in Surry Co VAmap
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Died [date unknown] in Virginiamap [uncertain]
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Son to Thomas Kimball Mary Smith

BIRTH 1662 Essex County, Massachusetts, USA[1]

Virginia (Shearin) Kimball was the wife of Joseph Kimball.

Virginia (Shearin Kimball and Joseph Kimball had five children:

[1] Joseph Kimball Jr. 1700, Unknown, married Sarah Adams. [2] Charles Kimball 1702, Unknown, married Alice Moore. [3] Peter Kimball, 1706, Unknown Married Winnie Gilliam. [4] William Kimball, 1707, 1767, Married Elizabeth. [5] Benjamin Kimball, 1708, Unknown Married Lucy Shearin.[2] [3]

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Joseph Kimball Birth Year abt 1660 Arrival Year 1682-1686 Arrival Place Virginia Age 22[4]

Joseph died 1699,Surry County,Virginia. [5]

Research Notes

Ancestor of Mrs Luck Kee (John Edgar Patterson). Married #1 Frances Simmons, #2 Elizabeth Needham. Joseph Kimball is believed to have worked on a ship that sailed to the West Indies (Barbados) area. At some point is time (ca. 1682 to 1686) he left (or jumped as some records state) the ship in Virginina and settled in the Surry County, VA area near the James River. He is recognized by many southern Kimball/Kimbrell genealogists as the Progenitor of the "Southern" tier of Kimballs, Kimbels, Kimbroughs, Kimbells, Kimbriels, Kimbrells, etc,. who migrated from Virginia throughout the Southern States in the period 1700 to 1850 and beyound. (Butch Kimbrell)

"Joseph Kimball of Bradford, bound himself with consent of his mother Mary Kimball for three years to Zacheus Curtis of Boxford, carpenters, December 20, 1687. He was 17 years old when he went and his brother Richard, aged 32 and Thomas 27, testified March 29, 1692 that he was not 21 years and above five months old. He was pressed into His Majesties Service when in Boxford, May 24, 1690, and was not released till November 17th, and the year before he was pressed a fortnight." (Judicial Records, 52, 68).[3]


  1. Sarah & Joseph Kimball administers estate of James Adams.onard Allison Morrison, A.M.; Pub. Damrell & Upham, Boston, MA, 1897. Nataasha Cottrell give DOB as 20 Jan 43 Vol. I, "History of the Kimball Family in America From 1634 to 1897" by Le1711; pg 9 "THE KIMBELL TRAIL" by Ruth Kimbell Charles;1993; an unpublished monograph.
  2. Read Research Notes
  3. MARRIAGE: OLD FAMILIES OF SALISBURY & AMESBURY, pg 226; NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700, pg. 438.; copy in poss of John Hendrix, 912 East 80 South, Orem, UT 84097-5774.
  4. Source Publication Code 1139.1 Primary Immigrant Kimball, Joseph Source Bibliography CHANDLER, M.J. "Emigrants from Britain to the Colonies of America and the West Indies." In The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, vol. 36:1 (1979), pp. 28-43. Page 35 Place: Virginia; Year: 1682-1686; Page Number: 35.
  5. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 07 October 2018), memorial page for Joseph Kimball (1662–1699), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38418618,

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On 5 Apr 2018 at 17:51 GMT Teresa Davis wrote:

If Joseph wasn't 21 in 1692 and lacked 5 months of being so , it would mean his birth date is 1670-1671 not 1662.Correct?

On 23 Nov 2016 at 00:06 GMT Tim Bittner wrote:

Kimball-473 and Kimball-241 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same individual and have the same spouse of Shearin-1.

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