John Kimmel of Hampshire County, Virginia
Family of John "Kimble" of now Grant & Hardy Counties, West Virginia
Members of this family appear in the Summary of Lineages web page with the prefix "AF-."
John Kimmel first appears in Hampshire County, Virginia as "Johannes Kimmel" in a 1767 communion at "Southfork." He leased land west of Mooresfield from Lord Fairfax as early as 1773. And purchased land north of Petersburg warranted in 1777. We know his first wife was daughter of Lambert and Catherine Boober and that his last wife was named Catherine. His known sons were: Lambert who lived in Fayette County, Ohio; Michael; Adam who stayed in the Petersburg, (West) Virginia area; John who died about 1800; and Harmonas who moved to Grayson County, Kentucky.
Early Family Recollections
Early Family Histories
Public Documents For Revolution Era Kimmels
Transcriptions on This Web Site Go to raw data page
Location of pre-Revolution Kimmel (Kimble) properties
1767 Southfork communion roll.
Documents Available Not Added to This Web Site
Tax lists for Hampshire and Hardy county.
Documents to Be Found
(to be added)
Ordered list of early properties in South Branch Manor is given in Sara Stevens Patton's Men and Manors of South Branch Valley.
On John Kimble being of the German Kimmel family and his involvement in Revolution
John Kimble's probable personal history.
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