1. John Kimbrough1 I, born abt. 1640 probably in the British Isles;deceased 1716 in Hanover Co.
VA. He married abt 1660 Mary DOUGLAS,b. abt 1645;d.bef 1698. He married(2)
either Margaret BUCKLEY or Mary Margaret
Note: From: Early Kimbroughs and Some of Their Descendants, Synthesis of Kimbrough Data by F. Tom
Carson [ from the Kimbrough Family webpage maintained by Sarah Sharpless]:
"John Kimbrough I, "Sr.",
"Colonist", b. ca 1640 (later
dates also given: 1640-47, 1645-50, 1654), d. ca
1716, m. ca 1660 (had
3 ch before 1666) Mary
Douglas (?) b. ca 1645, dau. of Robert Douglas;
m. 2nd 1698 either Margaret Bulkley (Buckley,
Berkeley), dau. of Benjamin Bulkley, or Mary
(Margaret) Winston, presumably a dau. of William
and partner of John Kimbrough I."
Children of John Kimbrough1 I and Mary Douglas? were as follows:
2 i John Kimbrough2 II
Children of John Kimbrough I and Margaret Buckley? Or Mary Margaret Winston? were as follows:
2. John Kimbrough2 II (John Kimbrough1
I), born abt. 1661 in Hanover Co. VA; deceased abt. 1743 in New Kent Co. VA?. He married Elizabeth BRADLEY, daughter of Thomas.
Notes for John Kimbrough II
Was one of the builders of the St. Paul's Church in New Kent Co. VA.; his father
donated substantial land and money to the project.
Children of John Kimbrough2 II and Elizabeth Bradley
were as follows:
3 i Thomas3 KIMBROUGH
3. Thomas3 KIMBROUGH (John
Kimbrough2 II, John Kimbrough1 I), born 1709 in New Kent Co. VA?; deceased 1777 in Hanover Co. VA. He married abt. 1730,
Eleanor GRAVES, born abt. 1710 in VA.; deceased 1786 in Caswell Co. NC, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ann (Davenport) Graves.
Notes for Thomas Kimbrough
Thomas 's will probated in 1777. Sons John and William were co-executors along
with a man named James Darby.
The Will of Thomas Kimbrow (Kimbrough)
Note: original on file NC Archives
at Raleigh,NC. I have a copy of this will)
WILL OF THOMAS KIMBROW (KIMBROUGH)
In the name of God amen
I Thomas Kimbrow of Caswell County and State of North Carolina being Sick and Weak in Body, but of sound mind memory and understanding,
do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First of all I recommend my Soul to God who
gave it, trusting that the same will receive happiness in the World to come through the merits of our Help & Redeemer
Jesus Christ; and my Body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors; And as to my Worldly
Estate with which it has pleased Almight God to __ me in this Life I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit; Imprimis,
I lend to my beloved Wife Elleanah during her natural Life my Plantation whereon I now live together with the following Negroes
to wit, Sam, George, Cato, Suey & Phebe; also all my Household Furniture, Working Tools, one horse called Sorrel, and
mare called Bonney, and mare call'd Fly, Eight Cows & Calves, four Ewes & Lambs, three Sows & piggs and Port out
of my Stock to support her and the abovementioned Negroes one Year; and after the decease of my said Wife I will that the
Plantation and Land belonging thereto abovementioned be sold by my Executors hereafter named or the Surviver of them and the
money arising from such Sale to be equally divided between my Sons John, William, Robert, Thomas & my Daughter Suckey
Nowel, to them their heirs and Asigns forever. And it is likewise my Will, after the Decease of my said Wife, that the Negroes
hereby lent to my Wife and their increase if any (except one Child hereafter Will'd to my Son Robert & his Children) together
with all the Furniture working tools & Stock which may then remain belonging to my Estate, be equally divided between
my Sons John, William, Thomas, Robert and my Daughter Suckey Nowel; to them their Heirs and assigns forever; But in case my
Son Thomas should die without any Heir lawfully begotten of his Body, then my Will is that all such Estate which is or may
be devised to him in this Will, be equally divided amongst my several Children abovenamed, to them their heirs and assigns
forever. I hereby empower my said Executors to sell the abovementioned Horse & Mares, & furnish others in their stead,
if necessary or required by my said Wife. Item, I give to my son John one hundred & eight acres of Land be the same more
or less, Beginning at a Beach on the North side of the South fork of Country line Creek, running thence E 114 poles to a black
Oak, thence South 154 Poles to a poplar, thence W 114 poles to a white Oak, thence North 154 Poles to the beginning: also
one Negroe Boy called Britain to him, his Heirs & assignes forever. and it is my Will that he be paid the sum of Fifty
three pounds six Shillings & eight pence Proclam. money out of my Estate which I justly owe him Item, I give unto my Son
Thomas One hundred acres of Land be the same more or less Beginning at a Beach John Kimbrows Corner, running thence E 114
Poles to a black Oak, thence No 180 Poles to a black Oak, thence West to the first Branch, thence down the branch to the Creek,
thence up the meanders of the Creek to the first Station; also one Negroe Girl called Jenney to him his Heirs and Assigns
forever. Item I lend to my Son Robert during his natural Life one Negroe Woman called Lydda, and the first Child which may
be born of any of the Negroes lent to my Wife, which may live to be Eighteen months old; and after the Decease of my said
Son Robert, I Will the said two Negroes Lydda & the Child, together with their increase to be equally divided amongst
my said Son Robert's Children. Item I Will that the Tract of Land whereon my Son Robert now lives may be saved at the Expense
of my Estate & that my Executors furnish my said Son Robert with Money sufficient for that purpose whenever the Land Office
shall be opened: and it is further my Will that the said Tract of Land be divided as follows to wit, that Twenty five acres
adjoining my Son Thomase's Land on the North side, be laid off & confirm'd to my said Son Thomas his Heirs & asigns
forever. That the remaining part be divided by Michael's Branch, That the land on the South side, to belong to my Son Robert,
and that on the North side, to belong to my Son Graves, to them their Heirs & assignes forever. Item, I give to my Daughter
Sarah Brown one Negroe Boy called Ben & Ten pounds proclamation Money to her her Heirs & assigns forever. Item I give
to my Daughter Mary Bryant one Negroe Boy called Joe, Five pounds proclamation Money and all the Stock, Household furniture
[symbol] now in possession of her and Her husband for which I have a Bill of Sale. Item I give to my Daughter Betty Bruce
one Negroe Girl called Daphney now in her possession, also the sum of Ten pounds proclamation Money to her her Heirs &
assigns forever. Item I give to my Daughter Nanney Turner one Negroe Boy called Sam and Ten pounds proclamation Money, to
her her Heirs and Assigns forever. Item I give to my Daughter Suckey Nowel one Negroe Girl called Rachael & Ten pounds
Proclamation Money, to her, her Heirs & Assigns forever. Item I lend to my Daughter Frankey Carmon during her natural
life, one Negroe Girl called Agg which She has now in possession and one Negroe Boy called Davey and after her Decease I will
that the said Negroe Girl Agg & her increase (if any) and the said Negroe Boy Davey be equally divided amongst the Children
of my said Daughter Frankey Carmon, to them, their Heirs & Assigns forever. Item I give for the support & maintenance
of my Son Graves one Negroe Boy called Daniel and one hundred Pounds proc. Money to be placed in the hands of my Son John,
which said Negroe & Money, (after the Decease of my son Graves), I Will to my said Son John his Heirs & Assigns forever.
Item I give to my Sons John, William & Thomas all that Estate due to me for my Wife's Legacy or portion, from the Estate
of my said Wifes deceas'd Father Thomas Graves, to be equally divided betwixt them. Item I will that the remainder part of
my Negroes and Stock which is not given & devised in this Will, be sold by my Executors and the Money arising from such
Sale be applied towards paying off the several Legacies and other purposes given by this Will. And lastly I do Nominate, constitute
& appoint my Sons John and William, whole & Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking, and
making void all other and former Will and Wills by me heretofore made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand &
affixed my Seal this 20th day of Sept 1777. Signed Thomas (his mark) Kimbrow Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced & declared
by the Testator to be & contain his last Will & Testament, in the presence of us who in his presence & in the
presence of each other hath subscribed our names as Witnesses. William Gooch (his mark) Jesse Benton (his mark)
Court 1777. The Execution of the within Will was proved by the oaths of William Gooch and Jesse Benton the Subscribing witnesses
thereto and order to be recorded..
Children of Thomas3 Kimbrough and Eleanor Graves were as
Susannah4 Her nickname was Suckey, and this is how she is
referred to in her father's will.
4 John Kimbrough,4 SR.
Thomas4 , born abt. 1746 in VA.; He married on 29 Mar 1792
in Caswell Co. NC, Elizabeth (Betsy)
GRAVES, born abt. 1770 in VA; deceased 1827 in Caswell Co.
4. John Kimbrough,4 SR. (Thomas3 Kimbrough, John Kimbrough2 II, John Kimbrough1 I),
born abt. 1744 in VA. ; deceased abt. 1822 in Caswell Co.NC. He married abt. 1764 in Caswell Co. NC, Mary UNKNOWN, born abt.
1745; deceased 1841 in Caswell Co. NC.
Notes for John Kimbrough, Sr.
John's will was written Nov 1817
and probated in April 1823. Will listed his wife Mary, children: James, Thomas, William, Frances,Tabitha, Nancy, Sarah, Patsy.
Son John JR died in 1802, but the will of his father mentions grandchildren, including the children of John Jr. : Sarah ,
Patsy, Tabitha (Tabby). No mention of youngest grandchild, John, I believe he was dec'd before 1817.
say the wife of John Sr may have been Mary TURNER, I have found no proof of this.
(note: original available
from the NC Archives at Raleigh, NC. I have a copy of this will)
WILL OF JOHN KIMBOUGH SR:
In the name of God
amen. I John Kimbrough of the County of Caswell & State of No Carolina being of a sound and disposing mind, and calling
to mind the certainty of death, have determined as making this my last will & testament to wit Imprimis. I will &
bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Kimbrough all the property of _____, with the increase of negroes from a negro woman
named Nance, also all the stock with increase now in my possession, which I received by her in marriage(agreeable to marriage
contract made with her) to her and her heirs forevermore. I also loan to my wife Mary Four hundred acres of Land, whereone
live, one negro man named Briton, one ___, one ___ ___, for the term of her natural life or widowhood.
also give to my wife Mary as much of the stock & provisions which I may have on hand at the time of my death as may be
required for her support for one
Item. I give & bequeath to my son James Kimbrough,
thirteen acres of Land, one negro girl named A__ to him & his heirs forever - which land & negroes he has heretofore
Item. I give to the heirs of my Daughter Sarah Turner decd. Twenty Shillings.
Item. I give to the
heirs of my son Thomas Kimbrough decd. the Land on which their father died which has
been already recd.
I give to the heirs of my son John Kimbrough, that is to Sarah Colyer and to Patsy** & Tabby Kimbrough one horse creature
of the value of Forty five dollars each--
Item. I give to my Daughter Nancy Graves one negro
boy named Barnet
, one negro girl named Sarah,which negroes have been already recd.
Item. I give to my Daughter Frances Browning one
hundred fifty acres of Land, one negro boy named Daniel, a negro woman named Lucy, the too first have been heretofore recd.
Lucy is yet to be recd.
Item. I give to my son William Kimbrough three hundred & thirty too acres of Land, one
negro boy named Dick, one negroe girl named Rachel, my Desk,with whatever ___ ___? whatever money may be in ___ may contain
at my death, ___ notes & ___ the Land & negroes have been heretofore recd by him.
Item. I give to my Daughter
Patsy Thomas twenty shillings. I give to the children of my said Daughter Patsy, two negroes by the names of Edy & Mary,with
their increase, which negroes have been heretofore recd by the husband of my said Daughter Patsy.
Item. I give to my
Daughter Tabby Snipes one hundred & fifty acres of Land, one negro named Peter which Land & negroes has been heretofore
Lastly I give & bequeath to sons James Kimbrough,William Kimbrough, the heirs of my son Thomas Kimbrough,
& Nancy Graves all the residue of my property of what kind ___, not above bequeathed,as well as that part of my property
loaned to my wife Mary at her death or marriage to be equally divided between them or their heirs, share & share
I constitute & appoint my sone William Kimbrough & my friend James Darby as Executors to this my last Will &
Testament hereby revoking all others.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this day of November
John (his mark) Kimbrough
The above mark made before the signing
Test Jeremiah Rudd (Jurat)
Thomas Page (Jurat)
( **note: though referred to in this will as "Patsy Kimbrough", this daughter
of John JR was already married to Will Collier by the time this was written. Her sister Sarah was married to his brother James
Children of John Kimbrough,4 Sr. and Mary (Turner?) were as follows:
KIMBROUGH, deceased bef. 1817.
He married (1) Mary GRAVES. He married (2) on 29 Mar
1792 in Caswell Co. NC
Thomas is referred to as deceased in his father's will, written in 1817.
married on 13 Dec 1791 in Caswell Co. NC, Robert
KIMBROUGH, She married on 16 Jun 1801 in Caswell Co. NC, Nathaniel SNIPES.
Nancy5 KIMBROUGH, She married in 1793
in Caswell Co. NC, Jacob GRAVES.
Sarah5 KIMBROUGH, deceased in bef
1817. She married on 14 Feb 1787 in
Caswell Co. NC, John
TURNER. Sarah is referred to as deceased in her father's will, written in 1817.
Patsy5 KIMBROUGH, She married on 14
Apr 1799 in Caswell Co. NC, David THOMAS.
James5 KIMBROUGH, born 30
Oct 1765 in Orange Co. NC; deceased 12 Sep 1841 in Giles co. TN. He
married on 1 Jan 1788 in Caswell Co. NC, Ann B.
5 John Kimbrough,5 JR.
5. John Kimbrough,5 JR.
(John Kimbrough,4 Sr., Thomas3 Kimbrough, John Kimbrough2 II, John Kimbrough1 I), born abt. 1766 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased
1802 in Caswell Co. NC. He married abt. 1793 in Caswell Co. NC, Isabel YANCEY, born abt. 1773 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased
15 Sept 1844 in Harrison Co. TX, daughter of Bartlett Yancey, SR and Ann Nancy GRAVES.
Notes for Isabel
Isabel married 2nd in 1805 in Caswell Co NC, Joseph Collier, a son of Thomas Collier and Elizabeth Moss?. Joseph
had previously been married to Nancy Meacham. He was the uncle of brothers James and Will Collier, who married Isabel's daughters
Sarah Jane "Sally" and Martha "Patsy", respectively. In 1806 Caswell Co NC, Joseph was granted guardianship
of Isabel's children: Sarah (Sally), Patsy, Tabitha and John Kimbrough. She had three children with Joseph Collier: James
Yancey, Nancy Ann, and Isabel G, known as Ibby. Joseph died 30 Sept 1830 in Limestone Co AL and Isabel probably went to live
with her daughter Sarah Collier in Giles Co. TN, as there is a woman in her age group found on the Dec 1830 census in James
and Sarahs household. There followed an extended conflict with her step-son, Mark Meacham Collier, regarding the estate of
Joseph Collier in Limestone Co. Abt 1839 she migrated to TX with her son James Yancey Collier.
Children of John Kimbrough,5 Jr. and Isabel Yancey were as follows:
6 i Martha6 (Patsy) KIMBROUGH
Sarah Jane Yancey6 KIMBROUGH
Tabitha6 KIMBROUGH, born abt. 1796; d. aft 1860 in TX.
III, born abt. 1798;d. bef 1817 in Caswell Co NC.
6. Martha (Patsy) 6 KIMBROUGH
(John Kimbrough,5 Jr., John Kimbrough,4 Sr., Thomas3 Kimbrough, John Kimbrough2 II, John Kimbrough1 I), born abt. 1794 in
Caswell Co. NC; deceased aft 1850 Carroll Co. TN. She married on 13 Apr 1814 in Caswell Co. NC, William (Will) COLLIER.
Notes for William (Will) Collier:
Son of William Collier (b. 1762) and UNKNOWN, his wife Patsy
was the sister of Sarah Jane Yancey Kimbrough, who married his brother, James.
7. Sarah Jane
Yancey6 KIMBROUGH (John Kimbrough,5 Jr., John Kimbrough,4 Sr., Thomas3 Kimbrough, John Kimbrough2 II, John Kimbrough1 I),
born 30 Mar 1795 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased aft 1860 in Upshur Co. TX. She married on 5 Sep 1810 in Caswell Co.NC, James
COLLIER, born 5 Jun 1791 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 23 Nov 1842 in Tippah Co. MS, son of William and ____ Collier. She
married (2) aft. 1850 in Upshur Co TX. , J.J. WELLS.