1750 – 1817

 ID: I00014
Name: James Kimsey
Sex: M
Birth: 1750
Death: 1817

Father: Unknown Kimsey b: ABT. 1725 in Unknown Place and Date
Mother: X X

Marriage 1 Mary Crowley b: ABT. 1760
Has children Mary Polly Kimsey b: 7 JUL 1797 in Bedford Co., TN

Has children Samuel Kimsey b: 1780
Has children Littlebury Kimsey b: ABT. 1782 in Henry County, VA
Has children James Kimsey b: 30 MAY 1785 in Henry Co., VA
Has children Elizabeth Kimsey b: ABT. 1788 in VA
Has no children Benjamin Kimsey b: 25 APR 1794
Has no children Thomas Kimsey b: 1803
Has no children Elanor Kimsey b: 1786

Copied from pages 121 to125 of “FOR WE CANNOT TARRY HERE” by Kirke Wilson,

San Francisco, 1990.

The Kimsey family originated in Scotland where Benjamin McKimsey, an older brother of James born in 1725, fought at the Battle of Culloden and fled to safety, with his family to Ireland. According to family legend, McKimsey and his party crossed Ireland on foot before catching a ship to Maryland where both Benjamin and his brother James, with their name simplified to Kimsey, settled. Before 1750, the two brothers relocated to Virginia where Benjamin settled in Augusta County and James in Henry County. About 1768, James moved to Augusta County near his brother where both lived during the Revolutionary War. The brothers, after some delay, swore loyalty to Virginia in 1778. About 1785, the brothers moved again. James Kimsey and his family settled on the Duck River in what is now Tennessee where two Kimsey daughters married Simpson sons.107 Called “Polly” by the members of her family, Mary Kimsey married William Simpson and her older sister Elizabeth Kimsey married William’s older brother James Simpson.108 James Kimsey was killed in the War of 1812, presumably in Tennessee. Mary Kimsey, the daughter of James Croly, moved, with her daughter and her Simpson in-laws, to Missouri where she died in 1835.109

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