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Lebbeus Kimball
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1751
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1839
Montgomery County
New York, USA

Stone Carver - carved gravestones

The early stones of Lebbeus, the son of Richard Kimball, are, at present at least, difficult to distinguish from the work of the father, and they may of course have worked together on some stones. This is well illustrated by two Hampton (North) stones, one for John Fuller (1777) signed by Lebbeus and an almost identical stone for Hannah Fuller 1780) signed by Richard. Both Kimballs lived in Pomfret in their early years. Sometime between 1783 and 1786 Lebbeus (and perhaps Richard also) moved to Lebanon. Lebbeus Kimball's style changed drastically about this time as he adopted the then dominant Manning style. Actually, although he does use the Manning style. His stones are quite easy to distinguish with a little experience. Lebbeus Kimball's stones do not have a strongly swollen mouth, the wings are very strongly swept upward and tend to meet below the face, and the lettering is quite distinct. The staring round eyes immediately give the cherubim a quite different appearance from the often baleful of withdrawn features of the Manning cherubim. Kimball also used a stone that frequently contained iron oxide, which now gives the stones a reddish brown coloration. Lebbeus stones are widespread over most of eastern Connecticut from Lebanon to the Massachusetts line in Union. Lebbeus' own stone is at Ames, New York.

From: Slater, James A. The Colonial Burying Grounds of Eastern Connecticut and the Men Who Made Them. Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences, vol. 21. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1987.
*Homer Babbidge Library call number f/Q/11/C85/v.21

Married Sarah Crafts May 7, 1778 
Family links: 
  Matilda Kimball Morris (1780 - 1848)*
  Crafts Payson Kimball (1788 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Ames Cemetery
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Created by: Linda Jasmin
Record added: May 09, 2010
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Lebbeus Kimball
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