Person:Thomas Kimball (4)

m. by 1615
  1. Henry Kimball1615 - abt 1676
  2. Abigail Kimball1617 - 1658
  3. Elizabeth Kimballabt 1621 - aft 1674/75
  4. Richard Kimballabt 1623 - 1676
  5. Mary Kimball1625 - 1686
  6. Martha Kimballabt 1629 - 1677
  7. John Kimballabt 1631 - 1698
  8. Thomas Kimballabt 1633 - 1676
  9. Caleb Kimball1635 - bef 1682
  10. Cornet Benjamin Kimball1637 - 1696
  11. Sarah Kimball1639 - 1696
  • HThomas Kimballabt 1633 - 1676
  • WMary Smithabt 1634 - 1688
m. by 1658
  1. Richard Kimball1659 - 1732/3
  2. Joanna Kimball1661 - 1691
  3. Joseph Kimball1662 - 1699
  4. Thomas Kimball1665 - 1732
  5. Priscilla Kimball1673 - 1729
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Thomas Kimball
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] abt 1633 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Marriage by 1658 to Mary Smith
Death[2][3][4] 3 May 1676 Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Kimball, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), IV:159.

    Thomas Kimball, b. about 1633 (aged 1 on 30 April 1634 [Hotten 282].

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas Kimball(2), in Kimball, Judith A. The History of the Kimball Family in America. (Kittery, Maine: Kimball Family Association, 1988), 32-34.

    Thomas Kimball(2) (Richard(1)), was born in Rattlesden, Suffolk county, in 1633, and was one year old when he came to New England with his parents. He later went to Ipswich, and was living in Hampton, New Hampshire, 20 October 1653, and was the owner of mill property there on Oyster river. He made his home at that place as late as 1660. He afterwards removed to that portion of Rowley which is included in the present town of Bradford, Massachusetts. Previous to 1675 the section where Thomas and his brother Benjamin lived was within the limits of Rowley, but the locality was called Merrimac when Thomas was elected constable on 20 February 1668-9. … His house was situated on the Boxford road, and its situation can still (1897) be located. At that place he lived and prospered for about ten years. He was a mechanic and a thrifty farmer, owning over four hundred acres of land and a large amount of personal property, as is shown by his inventory. … On the night of 2 May 1676, three well known "converted" (half civilized) Indians, Peter, Andrew and Symon, were intending to kill some parties in Rowley, but the night being far advanced, the wreaked their vengeance on the Kimballs. Thomas Kimball was killed by Symon, and his wife and five children, namely, Joanna, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla and John were taken captive and carried forty miles into the wilderness, where they remained forty-one days, and were freed without ransom by the friendly offices of Wanalancet, of the Penacook Indians.

  3. Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907), 338.

    Kimball, Thomas, "shot by and Indian, and his wife and 5 children, viz. Joannah, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla & John, were carried captive, they returned home ye 13th of June, 1676," May 3, 1673.

  4. "1673" in the Bradford vital record is apparently an error for "1676".