Sarah Kimball

2 July 1753–from 29 May 1813 to 29 April 1815 (Age 59)
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Kimball was born on 2 July 1753, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America as the daughter of Nathaniel Kimball and Abigail Inman. She married Benjamin Medberry Sr. about 1782, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died from 29 May 1813 to 29 April 1815, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Medberry Sr.
Sarah Kimball
Marriage: about 1782
David Medbury
Isaac B. Medbury
Ruth Medbury

Spouse and Children

about 1782
Rhode Island, United States


    David Medbury



    Isaac B. Medbury


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 10

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 19

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Age 23

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Kimbel, Old English Cynebeal(d), composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + beald ‘bold’, ‘brave’.2 English: variant spelling of Kimble .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Kimbell, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Sarah Kimbell, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Sarah Kimball, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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