A Journey thru Saco and coastal Maine area.
"Saco Kimballs - Where did they all come from"
Collecting KIMBALL FAMILY ANCESTRY on the way.
From Wikipedia we get the following Saco History Snapshot. "Saco was territory of the Abenaki Indian Tribe whose fortified village was located up the Sokokis Trail at Pequawket (Now Fryeburg). The township was granted in 1630 by the Plymouth Company to Thomas Lewis and Richard Bonython, and extended 4 miles along the sea, by 8 miles inland. Settled in 1631 as part of Winter Harbor (as Biddeford Pool was first known), it then included Biddeford. It would be reorgannized in 1653 by the Massachusetts General Court as Saco. This settlement was attacked by Indians in 1675 during King Philip's War. Settlers moved to the mouth of the river, and the houses and mills they left behind were burned. Saco lay in contrested territory between New England and New France, which recruited the Indians as allies. In 1689 during King William's War, it was again attacked, with some residents taken captive Hostilities intensified from 1702 until 1709, then ceased in 1713 with the Treaty of Portsmouth. The community was rebuilt and in 1718 incorporated as Biddeford. Peace would not last, however and the town was again attacked in 1723 during Dummer's War, when it contained 14 garrisons. In August and September 1723, there were Indian raids on Saco, Maine and Dover, New Hampshire. But in 1724, a Massachusetts militia destroyed Norridgewock, and Abenaki stronghold on the Kennebec River orgainizing raids on English settlements. The region became less dangerous, especially after the French defeat in 1745 at the Battle of Louisburg. The French and Indian wars finally ended with the 1762 Treaty of Paris.
In 1762, the northeastern bank of Biddeford separated as Pepperrell borough, named for Sir William Pepperrell, hero of the Battle of Louisburg and later proprietor of the town. Amos Chase was one of the pioneers of Pepperellborough. He was chosen as a selectman at the first town meeting , and served as the first deacon of the Congregational Church. Dea Chase was one of the area's largest taxpayers, and was prominent in civic affairs during the American Revolution, serving on the town's Committee of Correspondence and Committee of Inpection.Inhabitants found the name Pepperrellborough to cumbersone, so in 1805 it was renamed Saco. In would be incorporated as a city in 1867. Saco became a center for lumbering, with log drives down the river from Little Fall Plantation (now Dayton, Lyman, Hollis and part of Limington). At Saco Falls, the timber was cut by 17 sawmills. In 1827, the community produced 21,000,000 feet of sawn lumber, some of which was used for shipbuilding.
On Factory Island the Saco Iron Works began operation in 1811. The Saco Manufacturing Company established a cotton mill in 1826, and a canal was dug through rock to provide water power. The mill burned in 1830, but was replaced in 1831 by the York Mfg Co. With the arrival of the Portland, Saco and Portsmouth RR in 1842, Factory Island developed into major textile manfacturing center, with extensive brick mills dominating the Saco and Biddeford waterfronts. Other businesses included foundries, belting and harnessmaking, and machine shops. But the New England textiles industry faded in the 20th-centry and the York Mfg Co. would close in 1958. The prosperous mill town era, however, left behind much fine architecture in the Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and Vistorian styles. Many buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places".
"Saco has taken steps to make the city more of EVERYTHING. MORE environmentally friendly. In early 2007 a wind turbine was erected near the water treatment plant at the foot of Front street. A second wind turbine was erected on the top of York Hill in December 2007 to generate power near the new train station for Amtrak's DOWEASTER. MORE projects to restore Factory Island, including the renovation of several abandoned mills that had fallen into disrepair and the conversion to great looking townhouses and marina. Saco also has growing business, new parks and another one under development".
"Laurel Hill Cemetery", of Saco Maine was found to contain over 50 Kimballs buried there, ranging from 1832 to 2014.
Many of the aged KIMBALL grave stones were located at the Great Beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and tell the story of their large footprint on this area. I will be researching these families. Updates to website will be coming. I can be reached at kimballiam.com if you have more info.
Abraham Kimball5, who was born in Denmark, Me. on March 18, 1819; to John and Abigail (Fiske) Kimball4 died Biddeford, ME., May 15, 1881; married Susan Harriet Bryant, born March 10, 1817, died Sept 20, 1882. Abraham was a carpenter and lived in Denmark, Saco, Bridgton,and Biddeford, Me. Abraham served in the Thirty-second Regt., Me. Vol. Inf., and died from the effects of disease contracted in the service. Abraham and Susan had seven children: Edward Chavis, Luther Goodwin, Mary Caroline, Frederick Austin, Lucy Ellen, John Howard, Almeda Colby. Abraham5 Kimball who was the son of John4 and Abigail (Fiske) Kimball, who was the son of Nathaniel3 and Joanna (Mitchell) Kimball and they had eight children. Nathaniel 3 who was the son of Nathaniel2, and Abigail Couzens. Nathaniel2 and wife had six children and you can read more about Nathaniel2 in the Kennebunk page of this website. Nathaniel 2was the son
This stone is of Lucy, dau of Abraham and Susan Kimball. Lucy died at age 23 yrs. No stone was found for Frederick Austin Kimball6, in our searchs. However some noteworthy info is published. He enlisted in the Thirty-second Regt. of Me. Vols. when only fourteen years of age, and served, in all the operations of Grant against Richmond, from the beginning in the Wilderness to Appomattox.
He returned to Saco and married Aug 10,1870, Nancy Amelia Berry, born Feb 5, 1850, the daughter of Elias and Nancy (Burbank) Berry. They had several children. Herbert7,born 13 June, 1871, Susie Edith7, born 15 Feb and Charles Goodwin7, born Saccarappa, ME. Feb 17, 1880. As more info becomes available it will be added to this site.
The stone above on the left is that of Herbert 7, son of Frederick Austin Kimball 6 and wife Amelia Nancy.
Herbert7 was born in Saco, June 13, 1871 and died Aug 10, 1872.
The stone on the right is that of three children of Abraham5 and wife Susan Kimball and siblings of Frederick Austin Kimball6. Edward Chavis Kimball6, born Jul 4, 1843; died Feb 6, 1848.
John Howard6, born Saco. 1857; died Nov 6, 1861.
Almeda Colby Kimball6, born 1858; died May 14, 1858.
The grave stone on the left is of Mark and Esther Kimball. The stone on the right 5 year old daughter Adda D. Kimball. I am searching for genealogy info on these people as they seem to be a large family. I will add more as I find info.
The stone above on the left is Charlie W Kimball born 1851 and died at age 21yrs, 8 mos. The stone on the right is of Samuel L. Kimball, born 1807 and died Sept 30,1877. Kimball Ancestry unknown at this time. More info will be added as we uncover it.
The stone above on the left is that Joshua Kimball, born 1774 and died 1850, age 76yrs. The stone above on the right is of Sally Kimball, wife of Joshua Kimball. Sally was born 1774 and died 1862 at age 88 yrs. More info will be posted as located.
The stone above on the left is that Nicholas Kimball, born 1798 and died 1871, age 73yrs. The stone above on the right is of Mary Kimball, wife of Nichols Kimball. Mary was born 1802 and died 1875 at age 73 yrs. More info will be posted as located.
The stone above on the left is of Dr. J.E.L.Kimball, born Jul 30, 1819 and died June 2, 1892, age 73 yrs, 11 mos. The stone on the right is of Harriet Kimball wife of Dr. J.E.L.Kimball. Harriet was born Feb 16, 1828 and died Jan 21, 1897 at age 69 yrs, 11 mos.
Info on CAROLE D., PAUL W. and his mother will be placed when we find the data. If you have this data, please email Kimballfamily [email protected] of mail it to KimballFamilyAssociation - KFA,PO Box 453,West Kenneunk, Maine 04094.
George L. Kimball, died 8 Aug 1939. His wife, Annabella (Richards) Kimball, of Old Orchard Beach died 1939,at age 87 years. She was born in Newfoundland, Aug 16, 1872. She was a member of the Washington Avenue Methodist Church. She was the widow of George L. Kimball.
Alonzo M. Kimball a life-long resident of Saco. He was an old-timer carriage maker and very well know in the area. He was the son of Charles and Hepsibah (Knight) Kimball. For more than fifty years he worked his trade of carriage maker at the Townsend carriage factory on Jefferson steet in Saco. He was a member of the Saco I.O.O.F lodge for 65 years. He was also a 62 year member of the Dunlap lodge of Masons at the time of his death. His wife Lucy A. (Berry) was born in Saco, the dau of Seth and Ellen Rhodes Berry. She had a large circle of friends in Saco. She was a prominent member of the School St. Methodist Church, of Saco and member of Saco lodge of Rebekahs.
The Stones above are of VETERAN, George Kimball, born 1830 in Saco, Me. He enlisted 18 Aug 1862. He was a Private in Union Army, Company 1, Regiment 17th Infantry. He was wounded 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA., hospitalized there and mustered out 4 Jun 1865. He died Nov 14, 1922.
ABOVE LEFT: Norman W.Kimball was born 19 May 1911 in Bar Harbor, ME. Died 29 Jan 2000, aged 88 yrs. He was employed at Songo Shoe and later at Sebago Moc for 26 yrs. He was a life member of Faternal Order of Eagles in Portland, ME. Norman's wife, June A. Kimball, born 1 Jun 1930 in Waterville, ME. Dau of Harry and Julia Provost Vigue. She graduated from Thornton Academy Class of 1950. They had two sons Jack K. of OOB. and K. of Gorham. ABOVE RIGHT: Lloyd H. and wife Thelma (Farr) Kimball. More will be entered as it becomes available.
ABOVE Stones info of FRANK AND DAVID and their wives will be here when available.
The placque on the left vault front is of Dorothy I. born 1919 and died 1999 and husband Eugene Moody born 1917 and died 1983. The vault on the right is Ralph H. Kimball, born 1929 and died 2001, and his wife Marjorie H. who was born 1931 and died 2005 at age 74 yrs. Dorothy Moody and Ralph Kimball was the son and daughter of Elroy Sr. d.1958 and Rhode Kimball d.1983.
The Stone on the left is of Evelyn K. and husband Joseph Henaire. Evelyn was born 1922 and died 2006. Evelyn was the daughter of Elroy Sr. and Rhode Kimball of Saco. The stone on the RIGHT is of IVAN Kimball, b.1909 and d.2002, his wife Muriel (Berry) Kimball was born 1909 and died 2004. Ethel, Ivan's mother, was born ? and died 2005. Daughter of Ivan and Muriel, Carol K. Kimball born 1934 and died 1934. Daughter, Barbara K. Mahler, born 1922 and died 1966.
The Stone on the left is of Augustus Kimball8. Only son of Augustus7, and Elizabeth (Gibbs) Kimball.
The stone on the right is of Alice Kimball9, born Jun 15, 1861, was dau of Charles8 and Addie Kimball. Alice9, died 29 Jan 1892, in Saco, ME.
Robert E. was born in Lyman died at Augusta, ME. Feb 18, 1981 at age 71. Hospital after a long illness. He was survivored his wife Ethelyn A.(Purdy) Kimball who died 1/7/1982, after a long illness. She was born March 27, 1919 in Pawtucker, R.I., to Frank and Alice (Holmes) Purdy.
She was a member of the United Baptist Church. They were survived by a son, David K. of Falmouth and tow daughters, Carol E. Kimball of So. Africa and Lori (Kimball) Stackpole of Hollis, a brother, James Purdy of Saco and a sister, Eunice Braley of Saco.
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