Benjamin Thomas Kimbrough

17 November 1808–10 February 1897 (Age 88)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Thomas

When Benjamin Thomas Kimbrough was born on 17 November 1808, in Georgia, United States, his father, James Kimbrough, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Jones, was 38. He married Frances Minerva Powell on 12 December 1829, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alabama, United States in 1870 and Hanover, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 10 February 1897, in Coosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Coosa, Alabama, United States.

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Benjamin Thomas Kimbrough
Frances Minerva Powell
Marriage: 12 December 1829
Sarah E. Kimborough
William Franklin Kimbrough
John Tucker Kimbrough
Zacheus P. Kimbrough
Thomas Henry Kimbrough
Martha Anthonet Kimbrough
Joseph Alon Kimbrough
Louisa Kimbrough
Mary Eliza Kimbrough
Benjamin Hoxey Kimbrough
James Augustus Kimbrough
Alfred Montgomery Kimbrough

Spouse and Children

12 December 1829
Montgomery, Alabama, United States



    William Franklin Kimbrough


    John Tucker Kimbrough


    Zacheus P. Kimbrough


    Thomas Henry Kimbrough


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 3

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Kynborough, recorded in Suffolk, England, as late as the 16th and 17th centuries. Although there is no Middle English evidence for it, this probably represents a survival of Old English female personal name Cyneburh, composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. This was the name of a daughter of the 7th-century King Penda of Mercia, who, in spite of her father's staunch opposition to Christianity, was converted and founded an abbey, serving as its head. She was venerated as a saint, and gave her name to the village of Kimberley in Norfolk. The surname is now almost extinct in England, but continues to flourish in the U.S.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Kimbrough, "United States Census, 1880"
  • B T Kimbrough, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin F Kimbro, "United States Census, 1850"

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