52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #31 – John W. Kimble

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandfather
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FYI, John W. Kimble’s daughter Sarah was part of an earlier post on the roly-poly couple of Ira and Sarah. (See post http://wp.me/p4WHi0-4Q).

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John W. Kimble was born about 1821 in New Jersey to parents William and Catherine Kimble.[1] He was a lifelong resident of New Jersey and was found in the U.S. Federal Censuses consistently.

John married Nancy Elizabeth Kimble (yes, her maiden name was Kimble too) but I have been unable to unearth their marriage details, yet. They were probably married around 1847 since their son George was born about 1848.

In the 1850 U.S. Census[2], John (26) was listed with wife Nancy (23), George (3) and Lucy (1). They were living in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey. He was working as a laborer which is a very broad category to be listed in. He and his parents were all born in New Jersey.

In the 1860 U.S. Census[3], John (37) was listed with wife Nancy (33), George (12), Lucy (10), William (7), Sarah (4), James (3), David (2) and Garrett who was 11 months old at the time of the census. The growing family was living still living in West Milford but John was now working as a farmer. He has $100 in personal estate but no real estate.

The family made the move from West Milford to Hardyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey sometime between 1860 and 1870. And the family had grown again. The listing  on the 1870 Census[4] was a bit disconcerting though because daughter Sarah (my 2nd great-grandmother) was listed out of normal order. The listing was as follows:

John (49) and Nancy (43)

  1. George (22)
  2. Lucy (21)
  3. William (18)
  4. James (14)
  5. David (13)
  6. Garrett (12)
  7. Julia (5)
  8. Sarah (16)
  9. Henry (14)
  10. Noah (2)
  11. Lewis (6/12)

So, let the questions arise. Why was Sarah listed after 5-year-old Julia? Who is this Henry? Since Henry was 14 that might make him a twin to James but then if he was why is he not on the 1860 census that way? Is Henry a nephew come to help out with the farm?

The last census that John Kimble was found in was in 1880.[5]  This census was one in which family relationships were given. The family had stayed in Hardyston Township. John (55) and wife Nancy (54) were listed with their son George (35), daughter Julia (14), son Noah (11) and Joseph (9). Also in the same dwelling, #21, are William Kimble (27) and his wife Susan (21). John and son George are both working as laborers. All were listed as being born in New Jersey.

John W. Kimble died of valve disease of the heart – mitral on 23 August 1894 at 73 years of age.[6] Mr. Pinkle, an undertaker in Deckertown, took care of his burial. His occupation at his time of death was farmer. John was interred in Stockholm, Sussex County, New Jersey, but the death certificate does not state which one.


[1] New Jersey Department of State, death certificate K27 (1894), John W. Kimble; New Jersey State Archives, Trenton.
[2] 1850 U. S. census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, West Milford, p. 166 (stamped), dwelling 123, family 123, John Kimble; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 November 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 461.
[3] 1860 U. S. census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, West Milford, p. 15 (penned), dwelling 101, family 90, John Kimble; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 November 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 706.
[4] 1870 U. S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Hardyston Township, p. 8 (penned), dwelling 62, family 62, Jn W. Kimble; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 November 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 889.
[5] 1880 U. S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Hardyston, ED 178, p. 3 (penned), dwelling 21, family 21, John W. Kimble; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 November 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 798.
[6] New Jersey Department of State, death certificate K27 (1894), John W. Kimble; New Jersey State Archives, Trenton.

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