B: 1661, VA
D: 1743, New
Kent County, VA
Father: John Kimbrough?
Married: Elizabeth Bradley
Our Child: Thomas Kimbrough
From Caswell County Family tree
John (born c. 1661) immigrated to America with his parents
when he was just a young man. He was 37 years old and Elizabeth Bradley
was 35 when they married. A family history written by Mr. Robert B.
1600's - John Kimbrough, the colonist came to Port
Tobacco, Maryland in the 1600's as a very young man from Wales, via
London, England and Captain Cook's ship. He was accompanied by his two
brothers, Marmaduke and Thomas; Marmaduke was killed soon after
arrival, and there is no record of Thomas, so it is assumed that he
died of natural causes in Maryland.
John Kimbrough II (Jr.); possibly born ca 1661 some where in the
British Isles; may have died 1743, New Kent County, Virginia
is a good record of John Kimbrough, Jr., although Mr. Smith wrongly
assumed that he was the immigrant, not his father. This is clear proof
of the parenthood of John, and the fact that his father was also in
America. Both Johns were active in the Saint Peter's Parish, in New
Kent County,VA. Several mentions are made of John, Sr. and John, Jr.
When John Sr. gave the land and timber for the building of a new
Church, John, Jr. was on a list of Contractors and Builders. A notice
after the title reads, "The list gives the names of the more important
contractors and builders (and workman other than mere day laborers
mentioned in the Vestry Book)." Another entry in the vestry book
states, "To John Kimburrow, Jr. and Jam. Babbitt, Lawyers, but to Lye
in Major Merriwether and Capt. Child's hand as Supervisors of the
Chapell till the work be done, 2659 C.C. 272....$2931"
1698 - He was married to Elizabeth Bradley, daughter of Thomas Bradley,
who was a member of the VA House of Burgesses and owned a plantation
near John Kimbrough I in New Kent Co.
1743 - John is thought to
have died in Hanover County, Virginia at the age of 82. A family
research paper written by Bryce Tidmore mentions a will probated in
His will was probated in 1750. The will was found for John
in 1765 in Louisa Co.-- This doesn't sound correct but is what Kathy
McCowan has on her chart.
Sources: Kimbrough Family Newsletter; Kimbrough VA13 KKGQ III,3,15-21,