Searching for the connection between the Buckner and Kimball families of Virginia. Buckner is a common name in one particular branch of the southern Kimball's for over 150 years, beginning about 1708 until mid 1800's. The first Buckner was a Colonel in the Revolutionary war, and is believed to be the son of Joseph Kimball who died in 1711 in Surry Co. This Buckner died with "apparently" no children. Buckner's brother, Peter, named his eldest Buckner. This Buckner as well as Peter Jr (now u sing the spelling of KIMBRELL) both have children named Buckner. No other branch of this family, except Peter's and this one early Buckner, uses the first name of Buckner in the family. The older Peter died in 1775 in Warren Co NC. The Kimball family m oved to NC in or around 1740 or so. Charles Kimball (Peter's brother), was a surveyor for the VA/NC border in Byrd's Expedition of 1728,. and later became the largest land owner of NC. Peter's descendants have consistently used the spelling KIMBRELL sin ce the late 1700's. As for the mother of Charles, Peter, Buckner, and the other brothers, (Benjamin, Joseph and William) we are still at a loss. Some think that when Joseph Sr died in 1711, his children were "pawned" out to families in the area, and tha t Peter and Buckner went to the Buckner family until they were of age. Charles went to the Moore family, and Joseph Jr went to the Adams family, but the rest is still a mystery.http://www.buckbd.com/genea/oldquery.html
Thomas Avent witnessed Joseph Kimballs Will.....
Witness to will of John Barlow in 1727, Surry. Witness to will of Nicholas Brewer in 1729, Surry. Witness to will of Edward Clarke in 1713, Surry. Witness to will of Joseph Kimball in 1713, Surry. Witness to will of James Mayo in 1725, Surry . Witness to will of Lewis Solomon in 1742 in Surry. 1702 listed on Surry, Tithables.http://aventfamily.org/TNG/getperson.php?tng_extras=1&personID=I0870&tree=avefam
James Adams estate-Sarah Kimball and Joseph Kimball Executors.Sign..Thomas Holt,John Newsome,Dec. 14,1725,Book 3,Page 86. https://books.google.com/books?id=4hVElQgDPokC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=Joseph+kimball+1665+surry,va.&source=bl&ots=CFSdeeaz3E&sig=ACfU3U0Q9cYK8Ioc7bQXB_pfYMOMbi25aA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi6ydCiqfzoAhUrmHIEHZpJDOAQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Joseph%20kimball%201665%20surry%2Cva.&f=false