Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kimball Family of Lyman, Maine

Looking for parents of Gibeon (Gibbens, Gibenes) Kimball of Lyman, Maine. He enlisted in the army 1814, gave his age as 30 and birthplace as Lyman, York County. (I estimate he was born about 1784.) In the Early Vital Records of Lyman, Maine (New England Genealogical Historical Society database) he is listed as married to "Miss Lydia Peavy" 30 March 1817 by "Elder Richard Emery".

He had at least one daughter (Sarah W Kimball) who lists her parents as "Gibbens and Lydia Kimball" and her birthplace as Lyman, Maine at her second marriage in Somerville, MA.

I would also like to know if Gibeon had any other children. I suspect he may have been married more than once as I found a marriage record (FamilySearch.org) for a "Gibenes Kimball" to Polly Carll 26 September 1808 at Lyman tep, York, ME (he would have been about 24).

There is also an old newspaper article that muddies the water even more, with a possible third marriage. I have not found a death record for him, so I don't know when or where he died. However, the newspaper article seems to point to his burial in a family plot in Lyman.

Is anyone researching the Kimball family of Lyman Maine?

Any help is much appreciated,
Suzanne Wood (Member 4415) suew@townisp.com

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