360. Thomas Kimbrough Sr & 361. Eleanor Graves1707 Thomas born in New Kent Co., VA, the s/o 720. John Kimbrough II & 721. Elizabeth Bradley.
~1724 Eleanor born in Spotsylvania Co., VA, the d/o 722. Thomas Graves & 723 Anne ?. (S) Thomas’ will names his wife’s deceased father as Thomas Graves.
~1730 in VA, Thomas married Eleanor.
1762, they lived in Orange Co., VA.
11/22/1764, they sold their land and moved to Country Line Creek, Glouchester Distr., Orange Co., NC. “Indenture between Thomas Kimbrow of Orange County and Elionor, his wife, and John Sutton of Spotsylvania County … for divers causes … and 45 £ … sell land whereon now liveth … 400 acres on that Branch of Pamunkey called Madison’s Mill Run … bounded … Wolf Trap branch … /s/ Thomas Kimbrow and Elioner Kimbrow.
[Most early records from Orange Co., NC were destroyed during the time of the Revolution. They were buried in the ground by a county official and could not be salvaged. Their daughter Sarah’s husband is recorded there in 1774 – it came be assumed they were also there.]
9/29/1776, Caswell Co., NC, estate sale of Joel Nowel: sales to Thomas Kimbrough Sen. [Son-in-law Henry Turner is also listed.]
9/20/1777, Orange Co., NC, Thomas’ will was written. [This area became part of Caswell Co. at the end of 1777]. Wife Elleanah; sons John, Wm, Robert, Thomas; daus. Suckey Nowel, Sarah Brown, Mary Bryant, Betty Bruce, Nancy Turner, Frankey Carman; son Graves. Sons to get all part from est. of wife’s deceased father, Thomas Graves. Exec’s sons John and Wm. 17 Slaves distributed to family members. [See Family notes.]
12/1777, Thomas’ will probated in Caswell Co., NC. (S) December Court, WB-A.
1782, “Eleanor Graves” a legatee in the will of her mother Ann.
1786 tax list: Eleanor had 6 black “polls”.
• Alternate name spelling: “Kimbro”.
• 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 Sorril, 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 Asigns 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 Roberts 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 Thomases 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 Michaels 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 Wifes 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. /s/ Thomas (X) 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 (X) Jesse Benton (X) December 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 Benjamin and Judith:
i. Nancy Anne Kimbrough ( 183), born ~1739 in VA.
ii. Graves Kimbrough, born ~1740 in VA.
9/20/1777, Thomas’ will requests son John to take care of his brother Graves.
9/1781, estate division names Graves as an heir of his father Thomas.
iii. William Kimbrough, born ~1741 in VA.
William married Elizabeth Gooch.
9/20/1777, Thomas’ will leaves William an equal share of Eleanor’s legacy.
9/1781, estate division names William as an heir of his father Thomas.
1/14/1786,, Tax list of Caswell Co., Gloucester Dist., P1: William Kimbrough.
iv. Robert Kimbrough, born ~1742 in VA.
~1755 Robert married Elizabeth Yancey.
9/1781, estate division names Robert as an heir of his father Thomas.
6/1782 in Caswell Co., Robert named in the allotment of land of the widow of John Carman.
1/14/1786,, Tax list of Caswell Co., Gloucester Dist., P1: Thomas Kimbrough.
v. Susannah Kimbrough, born ~1743 in VA.
Susannah “Sucky” married Edward Nowell.
6/24/1795, deed Edward Noel of Caswell Co. to John Turner of same, for 50 £, 100 acres on south fork Country Line Creek, adjoining John Graves, Widow Enoch’s line.
9/1781, estate division names Edward [for Susannah] as an heir of her father Thomas.
vi. John Kimbrough ( 180), born ~1744.
vii. Mary Kimbrough, born ~1745 in VA.
Mary married John Bryant.
9/1781, estate division names John [for Mary] as an heir of her father Thomas.
viii. Sarah Kimbrough, born ~1746 in VA.
~1761, Sarah married Leonard Brown. (S) Based on daughter Eleanor’s pension application of 1844.
1762, Leonard & Sarah are in Orange Co., VA; he was a witness to the recording of 3 separate deeds.
1774, Leonard and John Graves named in a map description of the 3rd district of Orange Co. which became Caswell Co.
1777, Leonard on tax list for Caswell Co., St. David’s Distr.
9/1781, estate division names Leonard [for Sarah] as an heir of her father Thomas.
Eleanor Brown, born 1763.
1/15/1785, she married William Dorris.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Brown, born 1763.
ix. Betsy Kimbrough, born ~1747 in VA.
Betsy married Robert Bruce.
9/1781, estate division names Robert [for Betsy] as an heir of her father Thomas.
x. Frances Kimbrough, born ~1748 in VA.
Frances “Franky” married Caleb Carman.
1/16/1786, Caleb bondsman for James Pond and Elisabeth Stansbury.
10/7/1786, Caleb bondsman for Samuel Stansbury and Hannah Hix.
12/31/1792, Caleb bondsman for Caleb Wright and Betsey Thomas.
11/20/1803, Caleb sold land to James Boling, 129ac, Rattlesnake Cr adj Roberts.
William Carman, born ~1771.
Archibald Carman, born ~1774.
Elijah Carman, born ~1775.
Mary Carman, born ~1778.
8/2/1796 in Caswell Co., NC, she married Samuel Stafford.
xi. Thomas Kimbrough Jr, born ~1749 in VA.
1777 Caswell Co., NC, estate sale of Joel Nowel: sales to Thomas Kimbrough.
1/14/1786, Tax list of Caswell Co., Gloucester Dist., P1: Thomas Kimbrough. 1m 21-60, 2 m’s under 21, 1 f, 3 slaves.
3/29/1792, in Caswell Co., Thomas married Elizabeth Graves, bondsman James Yancey. [Elizabeth d/o John Herndon Graves.]
Bef. 5/4/1805, Thomas died.
10/5/1827 in Caswell Co., NC, Elizabeth signed her will.
Polly Kimbrough, born ?.
She married ? Chandler.
Duke Kimbrough, born ?.
Elijah Kimbrough, born ?.
Nancy Kimbrough, born ?.
She married ? Evans.
Azariah Kimbrough, born ?.