Asa Kimball/Kimble

Male 1804 - 1871

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  • Name  Asa Kimball/Kimble 
    Born  22 Jan. 1804  Barton, VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 March 1871 
    • Ironton Register October 12, 1895 - “Kouns Chapel”
      Editor Register - About three years ago Union Chapel, situated in Chesapeake School District, was abandoned and allowed to decay and fall. The old church was the one in which such good old Christians as Asa Kimball and wife, Hibbert Kimball and wife, R. Bagley and wife, Amy Gillen, Col. A. P. Kouns and wife, and a great many others worshipped for years, and who have all gone to reap their reward. During the past summer, through many difficulties, a small band has succeeded in rebuilding the church which will be named “Kouns Chapel.” We have a small balance to raise on Dedication day which occurs Sunday, Oct. 20, Rev. W. S. Filler, Presiding Elder officiating. All Christians as friends of Christianity cordially invited. Tom C. Smith, for Trustees.

      FROM H. IMES
      Ironton Register, Feb. 5, 1891

      Imes, Kan., Jan. 26, ’91

      Editor Register:
      After leaving Burlington last August, I followed the public highway up the river to the mouth of Symmes creek. At the mouth of Charley creek, where James Crawford used to live, I failed to see any sign of the flat boat building that used to be so common at that place along in the forties. It seems as though the flatboat traffic has been greatly reduced in the past forty years. We seem to be living in a fast age, where nothing short of steam and electricity satisfy the rush and push of the people. Passing along to what used to be the Judge Scovill farm, I learned that it was now owned and occupied by Stephen Dillon, and I was told that he had accumulated quite a fortune. We lived next to the Dillon family from 1840 to 1844 and I well remember of hearing the sound of their axes as early as four o’clock in the morning. Also the sound of their wagons grinding over the rocks and stumps, at this early hour. I should judge that $500 would then cover the entire cash value of their property. But such push and energy were soon rewarded by increased wealth, honor and influence. I did not have the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with the honored citizen and proprietor of these broad acres.

      Uncle Asa Kimball, at the mouth of Symmes, has long since passed away. There again could be heard daily the sound of hammer and chisel, building flat boats, in the long ago. Just across the river, the city of Huntington has grown up like magic. Railroads, as I understand, have been the principal cause of this sudden growth. I passed up Buffalo Creek, where we last lived. The Uncle Jack Francis place looked somewhat familiar, the same old hewed log house is still there, and the Mrs. Henry place looked natural. I learned this place was owned by my old school-mate, Wm. Henry’s widow. Thence up to Uncle Jimmy Lynd’s, where through the kind hospitality of the aged couple, I took dinner and talked over old times. How very strange everything seemed after living on the level prairies of the West for more than forty years.

      I may, at some future time, tell your readers something of the great West as I see it. I have lived in Kansas 25 years and have seen drought, chinch bugs and grasshoppers, but ,taking it all in all, I could not be induced to make my abode in those hills again.
      H. Imes.

    • I.R. May 19, 1870 - Real Estate Transfers - Asa Kimball to Isaac Kouns, land, $1,500.
    Person ID  I1780  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2006 

    Father  Asa Kimball,   b. 27 Mar. 1767, Gloucester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb. 1821, Burlington, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Owen 
    Family ID  F602  Group Sheet

    Family  Julia Bagley,   b. 13 Aug. 1806,   d. 24 Oct. 1879 
    >1. Amy Kimball,   b. 28 Jan. 1830, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct. 1866
     2. Henry Kimball,   b. 1831,   d. 1836
     3. Eliza Kimball,   b. 9 June 1835
    >4. Asa Kimball,   b. 24 Sept. 1837, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865
     5. Owen Kimball,   b. 24 Sept. 1837,   d. 1840
    >6. Amanda Kimball,   b. 1841, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 July 1890
     7. Sarah Jane Kimball,   b. 10 Sept. 1846
    >8. Roxie Kimball,   b. 10 Sept. 1846, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Orlando Kimball,   b. 1848,   d. 1850
     10. Myra Kimball,   b. 1850,   d. 1851
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2006 
    Family ID  F596  Group Sheet