Wednesday, February 11, 2015

“7th ult Minisink Isaac Kimber 40y” Orange County Patriot, Goshen, New York, Nov. 3, 1828 edition

This post was originally published Sept. 7, 2014 on my other blog Casper Kimber Connections 

My 4th Great Grandfather Isaac Kimber lived in the Minisink area of Orange County, New York which later became the Town of Wawayanda. It's not known when he married Abigail Stilwell. Their first child, Joseph, was born January 1812 with his youngest born 1829. Isaac died Oct. 7, 1828 when he was only 40 years old leaving a young widow with eight children. Abigail remained in Orange County for much of her life but did spend some time in Tioga County, New York with her daughter, Elizabeth, and her family.

Only in two instances do death certificates document Isaac and Abigail Kimber to be the parents of Joseph Kimber and Elizabeth (Kimber) Yerkes. The other children’s connections were discovered by their presence in each other homes. A military pension for a daughter's husband brought three of the siblings together in one document. My own 3rd great-grandmother named a child for her sibling. Land records would also lead to family relationships.

Isaac and Abigail's children were Joseph, Phebe Maria, William E., Sarah Jane, Andrew D., Elizabeth, Hannah and Isaac Sprague. My ancestor, Phebe Maria Kimber, was a lifelong Orange County resident. The other children left the area beginning about 1845. Joseph Kimber married in Orange County and migrated to Ontario County, New York. William E. Kimber relocated first to Wisconsin, then Minnesota and finally Iowa. Sarah Jane Kimber married in Orange County and moved to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania with her first husband, Harvey W. Lynch. Andrew D. Kimber and his wife remained in Orange County until sometime between 1855 and 1860 and they also migrated to Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Andrew would later move his family to Tioga County, New York. Elizabeth Kimber and William Yerks were in Nichols, Tioga Co., New York by 1850. Many years later they would relocate to Binghamton, Broome Co., New York. Hannah Kimber and Merrit Brundage were living close to Elizabeth and William Yerks in Candor, Tioga Co., New York when the 1855 New York State census was taken. Isaac Sprague Kimber migrated to Marion County, Ohio. His Aunt and Uncle, Eleanor (Stilwell) and Andrew Denman were also Marion County residents and perhaps this is why he headed west.


                          i.   Joseph Kimber, born 16 Jan 1812, Orange Co., NY; married Mary N. Gray, 25 Jan 1840, Minisink, Orange Co. NY; died 22 Jun 1892, Bristol, Ontario Co., NY.
                     ii.   Phebe Maria Kimber, born 4 Apr 1813, New Jersey; married Orsamus Corwin Brundage, abt 1833/4; died 21 Apr 1887, Wawayanda, Orange Co., N.Y..
                    iii.   William E. Kimber, born 20 Nov 1815, Minisink, Orange, NY; married Rosanna Brundage, 15 Jan 1842, Minisink, Orange Co., NY; died 2 Mar 1904, Winnesheik Co., Iowa.
                    iv.   Sarah Jane Kimber, born 1818, New York; married Harvey W. Lynch, 3 Mar 1842, Ridgebury, NY; married George A Brotzman, 24 Sep 1868, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.
                     v.   Andrew D. Kimber, born ca 1819, Orange Co. NY; married Arminda Wheat, 28 Oct 1843, Minisink, Orange Co. NY; married Julia .
                    vi.   Elizabeth Kimber, born Aug 1820, Orange Co., NY; married William A. Yerkes, 11 Feb 1841, Wawayanda, Orange Co., N.Y.; died 9 Aug 1902, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.
                   vii.   Hannah Kimber, born ca 1825, Orange Co., New York; married Merrit C. Brundage, 18 Nov 1843, Minisink, Orange Co. NY.
                  viii.   Isaac Sprague Kimber, born 1829, Orange Co., NY; married Catherine Free, 16 Apr 1854, Marion Co., Ohio; married Olive Bell Cookes, 15 Mar 1863, Marion Co., Ohio; died 30 Oct 1890, Salt Rock, Ohio.

Presently I don’t know who Isaac Kimber’s parents were but my intuition tells me he was a Casper Kimber descendant. Abigail Stilwell’s parents are a mystery to me too but my sixth sense is failing to lead me to her ancestors so help is definitely welcome.

My line of descent:
4th Great Grandfather Isaac Kimber and wife Abigail Stilwell
3rd Great Grandmother Phebe Maria Kimber and husband Orsamus C. Brundage
2nd Great Grandmother Emily Brundage and husband Richard Wight
Great Grandmother Emily Wight and husband Lewis Penny Doty
Grandfather Frank Leroy Doty and wife Viola Lillian Wilson
My Mother

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