Name: Joseph Kimball 1
Birth: 01 SEP 1783 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Death: 25 JUL 1835 in Perry, Lake, Ohio, USA
From The Kimball Family, p. 323, 324:
"Joseph Kimball lived in Groton and Plymouth, N. H., until the summer of 1834. He then made a trip to Illinois, spending two months in the state. In February, 1835, he again started west by way of Washington, D. C., arriving in Elgin in April. His son, Samuel J. Kimball, was staying in Elgin at this time. He left Elgin in July, going east to bring his family. He went first to Chicago, and then by water to Cleveland and by canal to Perry, Ohio. He died at this place, after an illness of five days. His widow came with his children to Elgin soon after, and lived there until the time of her death. The location which he took up was on the west bank of the Fox river, and he speaks of It as being beautifully situated and " so even that you can drive a team about over it equal to any old cultivated farm in an old^ country." His choice of a location has been abundantly justified by events that have since taken place, and his wife lived to see the prairie farm grow into a thriving city and become the center of the dairy business of the region. It is rather a curious fact that Mr. Gifford, who he says in his letter is to build a flour mill, was from Utica, the center of tbe butter and cheese industry of New York. He says in tbis letter that "We think that Chicago will be one of the most important places in all the western country." He says that he is going to build a saw and shingle mill at Elgin. He and Mr. Gifford are to build tbe dam together."
"From an account of the celebration of Mrs. Kimball's hundredth birthday we make the following extracts. Mr. and Mrs. Kimbal! were greatly respected people in tbeir New Hampshire home. Mr. Kimball was honored with several offices of trust. He was a captain of cavalry in the Thirty-Fourth Regiment of New Hampshire militia. His commission was dated May 24, 1816, and he served for three years. He was a justice of the peace for Grrafton county. Mrs. Kimball retained her faculties to a remarkable degree to beyond her hundredth year. Towards her end she gradually failed and her mind kept returning to her younger days in New Hampshire. She said she must go borne to attend to her various duties about the farm. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, and went to that borne where all the associates of her youth and most of her children bad preceded ber."
Father: Samuel Kimball b: ABT 1749 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Mother: Susanna Jewett
Nancy Currier b: 26 SEP 1787 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
- William Currier Kimball b: 17 FEB 1806 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Mary Carter Kimball b: 01 SEP 1807 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Samuel Jewett Kimball b: 20 MAR 1809 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Susanna Clement Kimball b: 29 MAY 1811 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Nancy Currier Kimball b: 17 JAN 1814 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Laura Ann Kimball b: 20 JUN 1816 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Elizabeth Howe Kimball b: 16 DEC 1818 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
- Ruth Ann Kimball b: 18 SEP 1821 in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
- Harriet Tamson Kimball b: 18 JUN 1825 in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
- Author: Leonard A. Morrison and Stephen P. Sharples
Title: "History of the Kimball Family in America from 1634 to 1897"
Publication: Location: Boston; Date: 1897;
Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Source Medium: Book
Page: p. 323, 324