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Benjamin Kimball

Also Known As: ""Cornet Benjamin""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Essex, Massachusetts
Death: June 11, 1696 (59)
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts (Unknown)
Place of Burial: Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Kimball, of Rattlesden & Ipswich and Ursula Kimball
Husband of Mercy Kimball
Father of Hannah or Ann Barker; Captain Richard Kimball; Elizabeth Carleton; David Kimball; Jonathan Kimball and 6 others
Brother of Alexander Kimball; Henry Kimball, of Rattlesden & Wenham; Abigail Severance; Elizabeth Kimball; Richard Kimball, Jr and 13 others

Occupation: Wheelright, carpenter, farmer
Managed by: Michele McAffee
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About Benjamin Kimball

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Benjamin Kimball, born in 1637, about the time that his father movedfrom Watertown to Ipswich, Massachusetts. He died 11 June 1695. He was probably a resident of Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1659, a carpenter by trade. Removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts, and was on the trial jury in 1662. Was a resident of Rowley, Massachusetts, 12 May 1663, when he bought land in Rowley of Elizabeth Starrett of Haverhill, Massachusetts. At this time Rowley included within its limits the present Bradford, Georgetown, and Groveland. His land was in what is now known as Bradford. On 20 Feb. 1668; at the first town meeting in Merrimack, afterwards Bradford, he was chosen an overseer of the town. He was called of that town, 16 March 1670, and 15 March 1674.

On 6 Jan. 1675, he and his wife Mercy of Bradford, Massachusetts, sold forty acres of land to the inhabitants of that town for the use of the minister. On 23 Nov. 1667, he bought several tracts of land. Among them was land, which once belonged to his brother, Thomas Kimball, who was killed by an Indian on May 3, 1676.

He was cornet of horse troops and was known as 'Cornet Kimball.' He and his brother, Richard Kimball, were soldiers in 1683 and 1684, under Capt. Appleton.

His house was in the west parish of old Bradford, not far from the ancient cemetery. He was a wheelwright and a farmer.

He married in Salisbury, Massachusetts, April 1661, Mercy, daughter of Robert and Ann Hazeltine.* She was born 16, 8mo, 1642, and died 5 Jan. 1707/8. She was one of the first members received into the first church in Bradford, when she, with sixteen other women, were admitted 7 January 1682/3. Her will, made 14 May 1706, was proven 2 February 1707-8. She gives the names of her children in the will.

His inventory showed that he was well off for the times. The total amount of the estate was £1060.7s. Among the assets was a one-fourth interest in a sawmill in Haverhill, Massachusetts, near the Amesbury line that he bought of Matthew Harriman. This interest was handed down in the family for several generations.

The gravestones of Benjamin and Mercy Kimball may still be seen in the cemetery at Bradford.

  • Robert Hazeltine and his brother John were among the earliest settlers or that part or Rowley that is now known as Bradford, and Robert had afterwards permission to ferry passengers across the Merrimack river. The first marriage recorded on the Rowley books is 'Robert Hazeltine and Ann his wife were married 10mo 23, 1639,' but her family name is not given.

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Biography<ref>Carpenter and allied families : genealogical and biographical; pg 89-91</ref>

Benjamin Kimball <ref>"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHLG-C5K : 4 December 2014), David Kimball, 26 Jul 1671; citing Merrimack Village, Essex, Massachusetts, 148; FHL microfilm 877,468.</ref>, born in 1637, about the time that his father moved from Watertown to Ipswich, Massachusetts. He died in Bradford, MA, 11 June 1696. He was probably a resident of Exeter, New Hampshire in 1659, a carpenter by trade. <ref name=kimball> Morrison, Leonard A., and Stephen P. Sharples. History of the Kimball Family in America 1634 - 1897 (Published by Damrell & Upham, Boston, Massachusetts, 1897, 734 pages.),page 44. Rec. Date: 29 Mar 2015. Cit. Date: 29 Mar 2015</ref> Removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts, and was on the trial jury in 1662. <ref name=kimball /> Was a resident of Rowley, Massachusetts 12 May 1663, when he bought land in Rowley of Elizabeth Starret of Haverhill. At this time Rowley included within its limits the present Bradford, Georgetown and Groveland. His land was in what is now known as Bradford. <ref name=kimball /> On 20 Feb 1668, at the first town meeting in Merrimac, afterwards Bradford, he was chosen an overseer of the town. He was called of that town in 16 Mar 1670 and 15 Mar 1674. <ref name=kimball /> On 6 Jan 1675 [check date], he and his wife Mercy of Bradford, MA, sold forty acres of land to the inhabitants of that town for the use of the minister. On 23 Nov 1667, he bought several tracts of land. Among them was land which once belonged to his brother, Thomas Kimball, who was killed by the Indians on 3 May 1676. On 16 May 1683, residents of Bradford and other nearby towns sent a petition to the General Court asking "that a troop be raised out of Andover, Bradford, Topsfield & Rowley Village," as "Newbury is far remote from us." Benjamin Kimball's name is at the top of the list of signatures. It was also signed by Richard Kimball, either the son, or nephew of Benjamin. Richard Kimball, his brother, died in 1676. On 17 May 1683, the General Court concurred with the petition, and established "a Foot Compani and one of Horse," commissioning and appointing "Mr. John Osgood to be Capt. of the Troop...& Mr. Benj. Kimball, Cornet." "Ben: Kimball" and others signed, 9 Jul 1690, a notice that they "are ready & voluntarily offer our selvis to serve God, our King & Country in ye designed Expedition for Canada." This would have been the firstexpedition to take the fort at Louisburg, in Nova Scotia. His house was in the west parish of old Bradford, not far from the ancient cemetery. He was a wheelwright and a farmer. He married in Salisbury, MA, Apr 1661, Mercy Hazeltine, daughter of Robert and Ann (Langley) Hazeltine. <ref name=settlers>George Brainard Blodgette and Amos Everett Jewett, Early Settlers ofRowley, Massachusetts (Origninal publication: Amos Everett Jewett,Rowley, MA, 1933. Reprinted by the New England History Press, Somersworth, NH 1981, NS1047383</ref> <ref name=savage>James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1965, 1969, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1990, Baltimore, MD</ref> <ref name=kimball /> (Robert Hazeltine and his brother John were among the earliest settlers of thatpart of Rowley that is now known as Bradford, and Robert had afterwards permission to ferry passengers across the Merrimack river. Mercy was born "16, 8mo, 1642" (16 Oct 1642), and died 5 Jan 1707-8. She was one of the first members received into the first church of Bradford, when she, with sixteen other women, were admitted 7 Jan 1682-3. Her will, made 14 May 1706, was proven 2 Feb 1707-8. She gives the names of her children in the will. His inventory showed that he was well off for the times. The total amount of the estate was £1060.7s. Among the assets was a one-fourth interest in a saw-mill in Haverhill, Massachusetts, near the Amesbury line, that he bought from Matthew Harriman. This interest was handed down in the family for several generations. The gravestones of Benjamin and Mercy Kimball may still be seen in the back part of the Old Burying Ground in Bradford.

Children ==# Anna, (3), b. 23 Dec 1661 d. 2 Jan 1734-5 m. 21 Apr 1682, Richard Barker

  1. Mercy, (3), b. 27 Dec 1663 d. 5 Feb 1663-4
  2. Richard, (3-36), b. 3 Dec 1664 d. 10 Jan 1710-1 # Elizabeth, (3-37), b. 24 Jul 1669 d. 24 Aug 1727, Bradford, MA # David, (3-38), b. 26 Jul 1671 d. 14 Jun 1743, Bradford, MA # Jonathan, (3-39), b. 26 Nov 1673 d. 30 Sep 1749, Bradford, MA # Robert, (3-40), b. 5 Mar 1675-6 d. 24 Feb 1743, Bradford, MA # Abraham, (3-41), b. 24 Mar 1677-8 d. 25 Feb 1707-8, Bradford, MA
  3. Samuel, (3-42), b. 28 Mar 1680 d. 1739 # Ebenezer, (3-43), b. 20 June 1684 d. 23 Jan 1715, Bradford, MA # Abigail, (3-44), b. 8 Sep 1686 d. 23 Jan 1715, Bradford, MA

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@R-998102115@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=66319995&pid=567

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Benjamin Kimball's Timeline

1637
May 12, 1637
Essex, Massachusetts
1661
December 23, 1661
Age 24
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1663
December 27, 1663
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1664
December 3, 1664
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1669
July 24, 1669
Age 32
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts
1671
July 26, 1671
Age 34
Bradford, Essex, Massachussetts, USA
1673
November 26, 1673
Age 36
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1674
March 5, 1674
Age 36
Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts
1678
March 24, 1678
Age 40
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts