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|pamela Martin||Benjamin Kimble, Tioga, Pennsylvania|
Son of Jonathon and Elizabeth (Little) Kimble
b. 8-5-1741 Plaistow, New Hampshire
d. 8-23-1779 Tioga Point (now Athens), Pennsylvania
m. Sarah Little, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy (Noyes) Little, on 1761 in Plaistow, New Hampshire.
1. Jonathon Kimball, b. about 1765
2. Tamar Kimball, who married Abel Merrill of Warren, New Hampshire
3. Elizabeth Kimball, b. 1-27-1769; married Amos Little; d. 3-4-1843
4. Benjamin Kimball
5. Sarah Kimball
6. Abigail Kimball
(After Benjamin’s death, Sarah went on to marry Jonathon Poor on 6-2-1785 in Atkinson, New Hampshire.) Benjamin’s military record is described below under Source #1.
SAR Membership #27626 provides Benjamin’s birth information, death information, wife’s name, and a description of his military service. If you are a member of ancestry.com, you can access it at the following link:
“Benjamin Kimball entered the service on May 25, 1775 as a Lieutenant in Capt. Samuel Gilman’s Company, Col. Enoch Poor’s 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.
Served at Ticonderoga, Saratoga, and White Plains.
Was Captain and Paymaster in Col. Cilley’s 1st New Hampshire Regiment when that regiment was taking part in General Sullivan’s expedition against the Indians.
Was killed by the accidental discharge of a fellow soldier’s gun while in camp at Tioga Point (now Athens, Pennsylvania) on August 23, 1779 and was buried with honors on August 24, 1779.”
SAR Membership #5683 re-iterates the above, as well as the names of Benjamin’s parents. Again, if you are a member of ancestry.com, it can be viewed at the following site:
Descendants of George Little, Who Came to Newbury, Massachusetts in 1640, by George Thomas Little, 1882 (page 90) provides family information regarding children, etc. Again, it is available through an ancestry link:
|Vivian Bauer||RE: Dickson family.|
Ms Bee, I read your note today and thank you. I had an old email address on, but changed it today. I am hoping to be able to do more here at F.A.G. It sooths my broken soul. Thanks again, Vivian.
|Vivian Bauer||Dickson family.|
I just wanted to tell you that you did such a wonderful job on making your postings so interesting, that I was wishing for more.... Thank you for your entries.
|Tevye||RE: Chaya Kawalek Zion|
Hi Mrs. Bee,
Thanks for the feedback! I'm pleased to be able to add translations and other info to Find A Grave memorials.
Added by Tevye on Feb 12, 2015 1:57 PM
|Leslie Vaughn||Alonzo McCombs|
Thank you for reporting the duplicate memorial for Alonzo Jessie McCombs. It was his 216 page file on Fold3 that led me to findagrave and this memorial. Thank you for your commitment to quality memorials. I am hoping the other person will allow the merge.
|Steven M||RE: Julius Adolphus deLagnel (#66694693)|
If this is indeed the man who graduated from West Point, he was about 41 years old at the time of his death (information from Cullum's Register). While I'm not completely sure about the year 1799, it seems far more likely than 1744. It's possible that his records and those of a similarly named relative were mixed up.
I also found a Confederate general with the exact same name (#10853), and I'm looking to see if he's related to this man.
Added by Steven M on Jan 26, 2015 10:08 AM
|imagal49||RE: Edward McDaniel|
Thanks so much for making the change - it's much appreciated.
Added by imagal49 on Jan 26, 2015 8:31 AM
|Kathi Lynn King||William James Harrison|
I sent you corrections for William J. Harrison in Richland Cemetery Allegheny County Pa. I attached his death certificate to the memorial so all of the information I sent you could be verified.
|Eileen||James W Keene|
This is information that my cousin looked into for James W Keene Find A Grave Memorial# 66211516.
Finding this information answered several questions. JWK's wife Alcinda Ann Dodson married 2nd John Thomas Bladen. JWK and Alcinda had one daughter: Ellen Keene born in 1853. JWK's father was Moses W Keene and his mother was Margaret Dodson.
The James W. Keene who lost his life in the fire of November 17, 1855 is the same James W. Keene who was the first husband of Alcinda Ann Dodson. I spent a couple of hours in the Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Regional Library yesterday. I found the articles in the Alexandria Gazette that the person who put the information on Find A Grave used as her source. Apparently, Alcinda and James settled in Alexandria after their marriage. Although one of the Gazette articles gives his occupation as selling wood, he was, by trade, a bricklayer. I'll give you a little information on the fire in which James lost his life. Shortly after midnight on Saturday, November 17, 1855, the night watch in Alexandria discovered a fire on the third floor of a building on the north side of King Street between Fairfax and Water (now Lee) Streets. James was a member of the Friendship Fire Company, one of several fire companies to respond to the fire. The fire had been brought under control by about 4 am and a number of fire fighters were on the first and second floors of the building when the west wall of the structure suddenly collapsed. The wall brought down the second and first floors of the building. A number of the fire fighters were injured and seven were killed. Among those killed was James W. Keene. On Monday, November 19, the largest funeral ever held in Alexandria took place. According to the Gazette, James, along with three other fire fighters, were interred in the Methodist-Protestant Cemetery on Wilkes Street in Alexandria. As a point of interest, the fire was a case of arson. It had been set in order to collect insurance money for a business in financial trouble.
What confirms that Alcinda's James and the James killed in the fire were one and the same is found in the publication Alexandria (Arlington) County, Virginia Death Records 1853-1896 by Wesley E. Pippenger. The entry reads as follows: "Keene, J. W., W, M, 16 Nov. 1855, Alexa., accident, 23 y, M&M Keene, P. William Co., bricklayer, A. Keene, widow". What it says is J. W. Keene, a white male, died on November 16*, 1855. He was killed by accident in Alexandria. He was 23 years old and his parents were M (Moses) and M (Margaret) Keene. He was born in Prince William County, Virginia, was a bricklayer by trade (an article in the Washington, D. C. newspaper, The National Intelligencer, gave his occupation as bricklayer as well) and the information was provided by his widow, A. (Alcinda) Keene. Other than an incorrect date of death (the 16th instead of the 17th) everything fits. The Gazette puts his burial place as the Methodist-Protestant Cemetery and, although he has no stone, I see no reason to doubt he is buried there.
This was indeed an exciting find for me and my cousin!
Eileen Seeley (2nd Great Granddaughter of Alcinda Ann Dodson Keene Bladen)
Added by Eileen on Dec 31, 2014 12:06 PM
|Steven M||Julius Adolphus deLagnel (#66694693)|
I'm not sure that the year of birth mentioned on his memorial page is accurate. Shouldn't it be 1799 instead of 1744?
Added by Steven M on Dec 20, 2014 1:02 PM
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