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Gideon Kimberly was born 15 March 1675 in Albermarle, Chown, North Carolina. He died 1727-8 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut. He was the son of Abraham Kimberly and Abigail Fitch who was the daughter of Thomas Fitch and Abigail Goodrich born 6 June 1683 in Wethersfield, Connecticut and died 1734 at Newton, Fairfield.

Abraham Kimberly was a blacksmith by trade. He married Mary Osborne 9 October 1735 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born 26 August 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the daughter of John OSBORN born: ABT. 1680 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT, and Prudence BLAGGE born: ABT. 1684 in Of Stratford, Fairfield, CT.


BIOGRAPHY: The Genealogy of the Kimberly Family, compiled by Donald L Jacobus; Neenah, published in 1950, page 25. Administration on the estate of Gideon Kimberly of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut was granted on 20th day of February 1759, to Nathan Hubbel of Norwalk, with Seth Burr of Fairfield, surety. The widow was allowed necessaries and provision was made for one child who was eight months old at Gideon's death [Fairfield Probate District File 3620].

Ephraim Kimberly of Norwalk gave bond as guardian to Mabel Kimberly of Norwalk on the 8th day of May 1761; and William Burwell as guardian to John Kimberly of Norwalk on the 16th day of June 1766 [Fairfield Probate District Files 3621 and 3622] GUARDIANSHIP: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Probate Records Volume 7 (1721-1750), page 52, Att a Court of Probate held in Fairfield december 12th: 1728 Gideon Kimberly Son of Abraham Kimberly Late of Newtown deceased made Choice of his Brother Abraham Kimberly to be his guardian ye Court accepts Choice and ye said Abraham Kimberly acknowledged himself bound to ye Treasurer of ye County of Fairfield in a Recognizance of [left blank] for a faithfull discharge of his Guardianship

PROBATE RECORD: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Probate Records Volume 12 (1747-1761), page 338. At a Court of Probate held in Fairfield Febry: 20th 1759 Said Court appointed Nathan Hubbell Junr of Norwich admr of the Estate of Gideon Kimberly deceased and ye said Nathan with Seth Burr of said Fairfield hath given Bond on File according to Law

INVENTORY: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Probate Records Volume 12 (1747-1761), pages 320-322. An Exact Inventory of all the Estate of both personal and Real of Gideon Kimberly late of Norwich deceased: takein in Lawful Money 22d: of febr: 1759: Thad Mead

Jabez Patchin Appraisers At a Court of Probate held in Fairfield April 13d: 1759, Personally appeared Nathan Hubbell Junr Adminr to ye Last Will and Testament of Gideon Kimberly late of Norwich deceased Exhibited ye foregoing Instrument and upon Oath declared ye same to be a true and perfect Inventory of all ye Estate of said deceased yt he knew of and yt whatever might afterwards appear belonging to said Estate he would cause to be added: said Inventory being proved is by said Court approved and ordered to be Recorded

Tom Campbell is a Kimberly descendant. His early information on the Kimberly family was provided by his Aunt Alta. He is married to Alana and lives in Washington state. Breakthrough Intl 5214 South 2nd Avenue, Everett, Washington 98203-4113

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