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 Adam Joh Kimberling, Sr

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Adam Joh Kimberling, Sr

  • Birth 7 Jul 1743 Germany
  • Death Mar 1805 Mason County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Arbuckle, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 10382694

Adam "Joh" Kimberling, son of Fridrich Jacob Kimberlin and Maria Eva Schmaltzhoff, married 1770 in Augusta Co, Virginia to Nancy Davis the daughter of Patrick Davis. Adam and Nancy had 11 children.
It is possible that both of his parents were born in Germany and he could have been born there also. Adam probably lived the greater portion of his life in Augusta County and Botetourt (Bot-tee-tot) County, Virginia.
Around 1770 he married Nancy Davis, daughter of Patrick Davis. The German language was spoken in the home and English, undoubtedly was the second language. The only record regarding the Revolution War, is that Adam was in Captain John Ballar's District on the Jackson River south of the Botetourt County line.
About 1793 Adam and his son, Jacob, purchased some land on the Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Jackson River and about 20 miles upstream from Covington, Virginia. This is situated in present Bath County, Virginia. In 1803 Adam and Nancy and their married and unmarried children moved to Mason County, Virginia. (This is in western West Virginia, today 1991) Since there was an established post road from Richmond, Virginia to Point Pleasent, West Virginia, it may be assumed that this is the way they traveled by wagon to Charleston, for the post road ran through Covington. Legend tells us that they floated on the river on a flatboat, landing at Grimms landing, where they made a sled from the flatboat. They pulled the sled over two hills and settled on Thirteen mile creek. Adam before March, 1805, for an inventory of his property is in the Mason County
Will Book. Nancy died after 1810, for she is listed on the 1810 Mason County Census.
They deeded a plot of their farm to be reserved as a cemetery, called the Kimberling Cemetery. It is thought that Adam was buried in the Kimberling Cemetery near, thirteen mile creek, Mason County, West Virginia. There is a stone for nancy (Davis) Kimberling there.


Family Members

Gravesite Details The above bio. is as written by Marilyn Fay Dickens / Kimberling (1928-2008) in the book "Kimberling Kin from East to West 1750 to 1983"

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  • Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
  • Added: 27 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10382694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Joh Kimberling, Sr (7 Jul 1743–Mar 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10382694, citing Kimberling Cemetery, Arbuckle, Mason County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Phillip H. Pitzer (contributor 46774530) .