William Calloway Kimsey

5 March 1829–12 March 1897 (Age 68)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Calloway

When William Calloway Kimsey was born on 5 March 1829, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John C. Kimsey, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Rayburn, was 29. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Harriett R. Ledford. He lived in Cartoogechaye Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 12 March 1897, at the age of 68, and was buried in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States.

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William Calloway Kimsey
Harriett R. Ledford
Charles Omar Kimzey
Cora E. Kimzey
Laura V. Kimzey

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    Charles Omar Kimzey


    Cora E. Kimzey



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 24

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Kempsey in Worcestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Chemesege, from an Old English personal name Cymi + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • W C Kimzey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William C Kimzey in household of John Kimzey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W.C. Kimzey in entry for Charles Onar Kimzey, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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