Benjamin Franklin Kimball
VR of Enfield, NH, listed 'Franklin' and 'Leona' as parents of Wyman F. Kimball, b. 1851, d. 1854.
Went to Shakers in Enfield, in 4-Feb-1837, left the on 11-Sep-1846. Seems to have gone mostly by 'Franklin', probably due to so many other Benjamin Kimballs around.
1860 US Census for Colton, Saint Lawrence Co, NY:
Franklin, 34, m, farming, b. NH
Laura, 27, f, housekeeping, b. NH
Ella, 6, f, NH
Anna, 4, f, VT
Eva, 2/3, f, VT
Nellie, 3m, f, NY
1870 US Census for Lawrence, Essex, MA:
Frank, 44, m, w, watchman - cotton mill, NH
Luana, 50, f, w, boarding house keeper, NH
Sarah L., 16, f, w, at home, NH (married Jacob)
Luana M., 14, f, works in cotton mill, VT (Anna in 1860)
Eva L., 12, f, w, at school, VT
Nellie F., 10, f, w, at school, NY
Adelbert, 7, m, w, at school, VT
Gertrude, 2, f, w, at home, VT
Marriage was AFTER 1850, as both 'Lurana' and 'B.F' were still single, living in Manchester, NH for 1850 US.
1880 US Census for Calais, Washington Co, VT:
Frank KIMBALL Self M Male W 54 NH Farmer NH NH
Luanna KIMBALL Wife M Female W 47 NH Keeping House NH NH
Nellie KIMBALL Dau S Female W 20 NY At Home NH NH
Adelbert KIMBALL Son Male W 17 VT At Home NH NH
Gertrude KIMBALL Dau S Female W 12 VT At Home NH NH
Willie KIMBALL Son S Male W 9 MA NH NH (Willis?)
Russell WHEELOCK Other S Male W 54 VT Farm Laborer VT ---
'Franklin Kimball' appears on Civil War Pension records, with his surviving spouse listed as Luana. He filed as 'invalid', on 25-Sep-1865, she filed as widow on 06-Aug-1891, in VT. He was in 'E 1 Vt. Cav'
1890 Vet Schedule for VT:
Veteran's name: Franklin Kimball
Relative's name: Luana Kimball
Relationship to veteran: Widow
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Hardwick, Caledonia, Vermont
Year enlisted: 1863
Year discharged: 1865 (TOS 1y 3m)
Shows Luana in 1890 as widow, so he must have passed prior to that 'census'.
Name: Franklin Kimball ,
Residence: Stockbridge, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 05 November 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Vermont
Unit Numbers: 3018 3018
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 05 November 1863
Enlisted in Company E, 1st Cavalry Regiment Vermont on 05 November 1863.
POW on 29 June 1864 at Reams' Station, VA (Paroled)
Wounded on 29 June 1864 at Reams' Station, VA
Paroled on 17 October 1864
Discharged because of wounds Company E, 1st Cavalry Regiment Vermont on 22
1865 only a few months before the war came to an end.
Another listing shows:
Kimball, Franklin, cred. Stockbridge, VT, age unk, enl. 05-Nov-1863, mustered in 05-Nov-1863, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VVC, wounded at Stony Creek, 29-Jun-1864, taken there a POW, moved to Andersonville, 'prid' 17-Oct-1864, mustered out 22-Feb-1865.
THIS is scary:
Kimball, Benjamin F., cred. Norwich, VT, age 44, enl 2/26/64, m/i 3/4/64, PVT, Co. D, 17th VVI, tr to VRC 2/21/65, m/o 7/20/65 (the one in the 1st VT Cav was the one whose widow was Luana!) This one is also a bit older (couple of years, anyway)
From 05-Nov-1863 to 29-Jun-1864 and 17-Oct-1864 to 22-Feb-1865, the 1st VT Cavalry took part in the following battles:
Morton's Ford - 28-Nov-1863
Mechanicsville - 01-Mar-1864
Piping Tree - 02-Mar-1864
Craig's Meeting House - 05-May-1864
Spottsylvania - 08-May-1864
Yellow Tavern - 11-May-1864
Meadow Bridge - 12-May-1864
Hanover Court House - 31-May-1864
Ashland - 01-Jun-1864
Hawes's Shop - 03-Jun-1864
Bottom Bridge - 10-Jun-1864
White Oak Swamp - 13-Jun-1864
Riddle's Shop - 13-Jun-1864
Malvern Hill - 15-Jun-1864
Reams's Station I - 22-Jun-1864
Nottoway Court House - 23-Jun-1864
Roanoke Station - 25-Jun-1864
Stony Creek - 28-29-Jun-1864
Reams's Station II - 29-Jun-1864
Where he was captured and not paroled until 17-Oct.
Whether 'Franklin' took to saddle the very next day or not could be questioned, so am only listing battles his unit took part in while he was known to be available for duty.
Cedar Creek (II?) 19-Oct-1864
Middle Road - 11-Nov-1864
Middle and Back Roads, or Middletown - 12-Nov-1864
Lacy's Springs - 21-Dec-1864
The unit lists no battles between 21-Dec-1864 and 01-Apr-1865, the war had been slowly coming to an end, and many men of the 1st VT were discharged from Christmas of '64 until April of '65. Surely some even remained assigned to the 1st VT after
the conclusion of the war. There was also the 'Frontier Cavalry' that was raised in Dec-1864 (Company M & F of the 1st VT) though their duties came to an end on 27-Jun-1865, which may be the last day this unit could be considered 'at
Richmond-Petersburg Campaign: June 1864-March 1865 :
Reams Station I, Virginia (VA068) , Dinwiddie County, June 29, 1864
On June 29 US General Kautz rode to Reams Station, where he found not the US infantry, as he expected, but CS General Mahone's Division. Kautz held off Mahone' attacks and was joined by US General Wilson. When the Confederate troopers blocked their escape on the north and the east, the Federals burned their wagons, abandoned their artillery and their wounded, and fought their way out. Kautz rode for seven hours to the south and then around the Confederates to reach the Union lines at Petersburg. Fitzhugh Lee defeated Wilson's rear guard, forcing them to break up to escape. Wilson slipped into
Union lines on July 1. In the Wilson-Kautz raid the Federals destroyed more than sixty miles of railroad, but the Confederates quickly repaired the track and rebuilt the burned trestles and bridges.
Estimated Casualties: 1,445 total for the raid
From Muriel Cole: Writes to sister Sarah, and Mother. Bought land in Calais, VT, 1879, sold in 1882, removed to Hardwick, VT, d. there in 1890. Death records lists parents as Samuel and Maria. He told a son his father died young and he lived almost as an orphan child (explains the Shaker Colony). There is fair proof that a portrait of 'Franklin' and Daniel Webster exists, painted by a C. H. Davis (though not, apparently, the famous landscape painter, as he wasn't old enough to paint such a portrait while Webster was still alive (D.W. died in 1852). Family 'legend' states 'Franklin' was related to Daniel Webster.
The first notice of this painting was when it was mentioned in a Chicago Art Institute show catalog. No picture of the painting, though. Further queries by Dr. Arthur Kern, who was likely interested more in the artist (as he had been researching the works of other 'Davis' artists in similar mediums), were posted to the Kimball Family Association, in an attempt to find out who Benjamin Franklin Kimball was... Sadly, when all this was going on, likely in the 1980s or 1990s, there wasn't a great amount of communication between genealogists interested in this particular family group, so as yet, none of us who've HEARD about this painting/portrait have actually SEEN it! (Mar-2006). He was born in 1826 at Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
. He was the son of Samuel **** Kimball
and Maria ?
. Benjamin Franklin Kimball married Luanna (Leona Roe) Rowe
, daughter of Parker Scribner Rowe
and Sarah Brown
, between 1850 and 1853 at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
. Benjamin Franklin Kimball died on 13 March 1890 at Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA