James Lester Kimberly

10 May 1812–16 August 1865 (Age 53)
West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James Lester

When James Lester Kimberly was born on 10 May 1812, in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eliakim Kimberly, was 30 and his mother, Maria Kimberly, was 25. He married Mary Augusta Lum on 26 November 1842, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 August 1865, at the age of 53, and was buried in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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James Lester Kimberly
Mary Augusta Lum
Marriage: 26 November 1842
Eliza Kimberly
Dennis A Kimberly
Davis Kimberly
Edward Kimberly

Spouse and Children

26 November 1842
Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eliakim Kimberly





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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Kimberley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Kimberly in household of Eleakim Kimberly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lester Kimberly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Liester Kimberley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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