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Caleb Kimball
Birth: 1647
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1675
South Deerfield
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

Lived in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony. A colonial soldier, serving under Captain Lothrop, who died in the Battle of Bloody Brook. The soldiers were guarding a haul of grain that teamsters were moving to storage.

Like many of the men killed at Bloody Brook, Caleb was unmarried and childless.

The Caleb Kimball (1647-1675) who died at Bloody Brook was the son of Henry Kimball (d abt 1676) and Mary Riddlesdale Wyatt Kimball (d 1672); and grandson of Richard Kimball (abt 1595-1675) and Ursula Scott (abt 1621-August 12, 1672). Some otherwise excellent records give the incorrect father for Caleb, confusing him with his uncle.

Caleb was the third of Henry and Mary's thirteen children: Richard, John, Caleb, Dorcas, Abigail, Sarah, Henry, Mehitable, Benjamin, Joseph, Martha, ______, and Deborah.

"Children of Henry Kimball… iv. Caleb3, b. 1647, Ipswich, Mass. He was in the expedition commanded by Capt. Lathrop and was killed by the Indians at Bloody Brook during King Phillip's War. He was probably never married, as his estate was divided among his brothers and sisters. Administration was granted to his father Henry and his brother Richard. At the time of his father's death the estate was still unsettled, and Richard is directed to divide it among the twelve children of Henry. There was due from his estate to his father's estate, £25, as mentioned in his father's inventory. The total property according to the inventory was £50. Among the assets were 7 weeks' wages due fr. Ye country £12.2s. (Savage wrongly gives the Caleb that was killed at Bloody Brook as the son of Richard. The above notes will serve to show that it was Caleb, the son of Henry, who was killed. Caleb, the son of Richard, had two children born after this date, and did not die until 1682.)" --Morrison and Sharples I:36.

Probate record:

Estate Of Caleb Kimball.
Administration upon the estate of Caleb Kemball, who was slain in the war, was granted 21 : 10 : 1675, to Henry and Richard Kemball, the latter making oath to the inventory which was allowed.
—Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92.

Inventory of the estate of Caleb Kemball, slain with Captain Laythrop in the country service, taken 25 : 9 : 1675, by Charls Gott and Walter Fayerfield: one hous and twenty-four akers of land, 341i. 5s.; one hors, 31i.; one mare, 21i. 10s.; 15 bushells and 1-4 of inden corn, 21i. 5s. 9d.; tools, 17s. 6d.; one muskett, 1li. 5s.; by 7 wekes wadges dew from the country, 21i. 2s.; one chest and boox and on par of shoes, 10s.; tining ware and other small things & bible, 10s. 6d.; wearing clothes, 31i. Debts due from the estate: to the hayers or administrators of Henery Kemball his father, 251i.; to Deakon Goodhew, 41i. 3s.; Walter Fayerfeld, 21i.; Ezekell Woodward, 21i. 3s.; Master Batter, Hi. 5s.; Thomas Ives, 1li. 2s.; Peeter Chevers, 2s. 6d.; Mr. Phil1ip Cromwell, 6s.; Mistres Newman, 5s; Goodman Hayward the hatter at Ipswich, 13s. 6d.; to John Baker of Ipswich, 4s. 6d.; John Safford, 5s. 6d.; Cornitt Whipple, 9s.; John Sparks, Is.; his unkle Richard Kembal's estate, 4s. 6d.; to Leweie Elford, 2s.; that his father Henery Kemball had in money, 17s.; de1ivered to E1izabeth Norten by Caleb's order a chist and box and tin ware, 8s.; four bushels and half of Indien corne that henery Kemball his father had of Caleb Kemball's corn, 15s. 9d.; debts that are dew and out of my hand of Caleb Kembal's estate, 381i. 7s. 3d.; the 17s. in money and 15s. 9d. in corne is dew from the estate of his father henery kemball and a paile the window [widow?] kemball hath, l1i. 13s. 9d.
Administration on the above estate granted to Hen. and Richard Kimboll and said Richard attested 30:9:1675, to the truth of this inventory.
The said Henry being deceased sole administration is granted to Richard and he was ordered to pay to the twelve children of the deceased Henry Kimboll 18s. at age.
—Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 81, 82.


History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897... Leonard Allison Morrison and Stephen Paschall Sharples.

New England Historic Genealogical Register (NEHGR) 28 (1874):241-243. "Gleanings" item quotes will of Caleb's father, Henry Kimball, and gives other details.

NEHGR 38 (1884):335-337. "Soldiers in King Philip's War" discusses efforts to compile names of those killed at Bloody Brook.

NEHGR 143 (1989):213-220. "John Wyatt of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and his wife Mary (___) Riddlesdale" discusses the family of Caleb Kimball's mother.

The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. Vol. III. 1675-1681, p 38

See cemetery description for further details and bibliographic information.
Family links: 
  Henry Kimball (1615 - 1676)
  Mary Riddlesdale Kimball (1621 - 1672)
  Richard Kimball (1643 - 1713)*
  John Kimball (1645 - 1723)*
  Caleb Kimball (1647 - 1675)
  Sarah Kimball Gage (1654 - 1692)*
  Henry Kimball (1655 - 1698)*
  Mehitable Kimball Stickney (1657 - 1689)*
  Benjamin Kimball (1659 - ____)*
  Joseph Kimball (1661 - 1713)*
  Martha Kimball Heath (1664 - 1728)*
  Deborah Kimball (1668 - 1697)*
*Calculated relationship
Bloody Brook Mass Grave
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Massachusetts, USA
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