History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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SERUCH TITUS KIMBLE, of Buckingham, was born in that township on February 17, 1849, and is a son of Abel and Sophia (STRICKLAND) KIMBLE.  The paternal ancestors of the subject of this sketch were among the early settlers in Buckingham.  Matilda KIMBLE than a widow, inherited from her brother Thomas MORREY, in 1735, 400 acres of land on the Neshaminy in Buckingham, adjoining the Wrightstown and Warwick lines, which descended to her children:  Anthony and William KIMBLE; and daughters: Ann BEWLEY, wife of John; Rosa, wife of Josiah WILKINSON; and Mary, wife of Charles HICKST.  In addition to the 400 acres, Richard MORREY, the father of Matilda, and Humphrey MORREY, her uncle, conveyed several additional tracts to the children of Matilda KIMBLE at about the same date.  The KIMBLES were the first settlers on this land, a large tract of which is still owned and occupied by Charles KIMBLE, a brother of the subject of this sketch.   Humphrey MORREY, the grandfather of Matilda KIMBLE, was the first mayor of Philadelphia. 

            William KIMBLE, son of Anthony and Matilda (MORREY) KIMBLE, born about 1720, was the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch.  He settled in Buckingham on land conveyed to him by his grandfather, Richard MORREY, in 1746, and subsequently purchased of his nephew Thomas HISKST, 92 acres, and received as his portion of his motherís estate in 1750 another tract of land until his holdings amounted to about 275 acres.  He died in 1812 at an advanced age leaving nine children.

            Richard KIMBLE, second son of William, on arriving at manhood married and settled in Moreland township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, where he resided until the death of his father, when he returned to Buckingham and purchased the old homestead of 264 acres and spent the rest of his life thereon.  He died in 1845, leaving a widow Mary and seven children: Abel, Isaiah, Chalkley, Sarah, Owen, William and Rachel.

            Abel KIMBLE, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Moreland in 1807, and removed with his parents to Buckingham in 1815, and was reared on the old KIMBLE homestead, where he died November 29, 1896, aged eighty-nine years.  The children of Abel and Sophia KIMBLE were: Amanda, wife of David R. HECKLER, now deceased; Charles, living on the old homestead: Chalkley, living with Charles; Rebecca, wife of Samuel HECKLER of Hatfield,           Montgomery county, Pennsylvania; Evan T., of Willow Grove; Seruch T.; Abi, wife of Joseph Baldwin, of Warwick township; and Sarah J., deceased, who was wife of Harry S. KNIGHT, of Buckingham.

            The earlier generations of the KIMBLE family were members of the Society of Friends, but, through marriages without the consent of the Meeting, most of the present family have creased to be members.  Abel KIMBLE was born and reared in the faith.  In politics he was a Democrat, but took little interest in Political affairs.  His wife was a native of Montgomery county.  She died when the subject of this sketch was a child.

            Seruch T. KIMBLE was reared on the old homestead in Buckingham.  At the age of twenty-two years he left home and worked as a farm hand in the neighborhood.  In 1877 he married Sallie FELL, daughter of Cress FELL, of Buckingham.  She died in 1890, and their only child died in infancy.  Mr. KIMBLE married (second) in 1898, Ida APPLEBACH, of Lambertville.  He purchased in 1886 his present farm in Buckingham, and has resided thereon ever since.  In politics he is a Republican.  Mr. and Mrs. KIMBLE have no children.



Text taken from page 550 to 551 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed August 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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