COL Charles Kimball

COL Charles Kimball

Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Nov 1880 (aged 81)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
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His parents were Jeremiah and Lois Kimball. Twelve children were born to them, of whom he was the youngest. His mother was of the Choate family, of Essex, made famous by the "great Rufus." His father was a lineal descendant of Richard Kimball, who came from Ipswich, England, in 1634.

In 1815, when Charles was sixteen years old, he entered the office of Nathaniel Lord, Jr. (who married his sister Eunice, and who was the father of the late Judge Otis P. Lord), in Ipswich, then register of probate, and at the same time became a member of his family.

In 1827 he was elected colonel of one of the militia regiments from the office of adjutant. In 1830 he voluntarily resigned this office, but the title followed him through life.

In 1829 he married Mary Ann Outein. Her father was of French origin ; her mother of New England birth. They had two sons and one daughter.

In 1836 he was elected to the State Senate, and served there until 1840. From 1841 to 1847 he was county commissioner and for thirty or more consecutive years moderator of town meetings. In 1851, on the retirement of Mr. Lord from the office of register of probate, Charles established an office in Salem. He had been all this time acquiring a knowledge of probate law and had become well known throughout the county in the Probate Courts of rare skill and experience. In 1858, at the age of 59, on the petition of Judge Perkins, Wm. C. Endicott, and others of mark in the profession, he was admitted to the bar, a very high compliment to his ability, learning and personal worth, and unique in itself.

In 1868 was chosen deacon in the South Congregational Church, in Ipswich, where he was superintendent of the Sabbath-school for over forty-five years.

On Dec. 10, 1877, at the age of 79, he suddenly lost, while in his office, all capacity for business. In a moment the power of connected thought was gone. Everything became one confused mass in his mind, and in this condition he remained to the day of his death.

[source: "History of Essex County, Massachusetts", by Duane Hamilton Hurd, Published 1888, pages 661-663]

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