I emailed this to Daniel; I'll post it here for anyone interested. It's just an amplification of J.Kimberley's, from the 1950 Donald L. Jacobus Kimberly Family Genealogy.
Thomas B. Kimberly
b. Rutland VT 11/1/1810
d. Brandon VT 7/9/1860
m. at Pittsford VT 4/17/1839 Phebe M. Ward b.c. 1819
son (3d child) Edward P. b. abt. 1844 served in the Civil War, Co. C., 10th Regt.
Edward?s only child mentioned (date of genealogy is 1950) is
?William, res. Cheboygan MI, d. 1933; a son carries on a furniture and undertaking business in Cheboygan.?
Thomas Kimberly?s parents:
Adam Kimberley b.c. 1780;
Betsey B., b.c. 1779, died Brandon VT 6/10/1854 age 75. She was Thomas?s 2d wife.
Adam Kimberly, b. presumably Southbury CT c. 1752; served 13th CT Regt. of Militia 1776
m. South Britain CT 3/31/1774
this Adam?s parents:
Thomas Kimberly, b. Newtown CT c. 1718; d. South Britain, CT 12/30/1801
m. Woodbury CT 1/28/1741
Lois Tuttle b. Woodbury CT 5/14/1713 d. Naugatuck CT 11/16/1802
daughter of Hezekiah and Martha (Huthwitt) Tuttle
Abraham Kimberly b. Albemarle County Carolina 3/4/1674/5, d. Newtown CT before 7/26/1727
married at Stratford CT 5/11/1696
Abigail Fitch b.c. 1681, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Goodrich) Fitch of Wethersfield, CT.
Abraham Kimberly, b. presumably England, perhaps about 1630, d. Albemarle (Chowan) County, NC, before 3/27/1680
married Hannah (Preston?) d. before 10/21/1701
It appears that Abraham was about 7 when he arrived in the colonies with his parents in 1637, and married Hannah Preston in New Haven.
Abraham and Hannah had five children: two born in New Haven who both died young, and three more, including the youngest, Abraham jr. (above), after the couple had relocated to NC.
When Abraham sr. died, between 1672 and 1680, Hannah returned to Stratford with the children because they (specifically, Abraham?s daughter Mary, b. 1668), and interestingly not Abraham, were heirs, under their grandfather Thomas?s will, of the estate in Stratford. Upon his father?s death, Abraham, the first-born son, was bequeathed not the estate but ?my Serge Cloake.? What?s all this about? Jacobus explains: ?Abraham must have been living there [in Albemarle] in 1672 when his father made his will, and the will suggests a lack of confidence in Abraham?s ability or sense of responsibility, since the residue of the estate was left to Abraham?s wife Hannah for her daughter Mary.? He also notes that Thomas?s second wife (after Alice died), Mary Preston, was a widow with children by her first husband William Preston, one of whom was likely the Hannah that ended up marrying Abraham; so that Hannah was not only Thomas?s stepdaughter, but also turned out to be his daughter-in-law. The question in my mind, however, is how Thomas could have known Hannah would bring Mary back to Stratford; he obviously could not rely on Abraham to come back, and Abraham was still living at the time; it all still seems a strange arrangement.
this Abraham?s parents:
Thomas Kimberly bapt. Wootton-sub-Edge, co. Gloucester, England, 6/24/1604, d. Stratford CT 1/1672
married King?s Stanley, co. Gloucester, England, 8/28/1628
Alice Awood, b. England, d. New Haven CT, 10/10/1659
It appears that Thomas and Alice were married at King?s Stanley in 1628 and emigrated in 1637; they first appear at Dorchester, MA, 1/2/1637/8 where he was granted an acre of land. They later removed to New Haven. Thomas was one of the founders of New Haven, and an original signer of the ?Fundamental Agreement? of 6/4/1639. Thomas had been a tailor, in England.
Thomas was the son of Abraham and Katherine (Howe) Kimberly who were married 10/4/1602. It is likely that his grandfather was Abraham Kimberly or Kymberley, a shoemaker, of Wootton under Edge, Gloucester, a thriving market town, who was aged between 50 and 60 in the Militia List of Gloucester, 1606, and therefore born circa 1550.
?The surname is a place name, derived from Kimberly in Norfolk, in the east of England, where the manor was long in the Wodehouse family, now Earls of Kimberley. In Norfolk, instances have been found of the use of the name as a surname as early as circa 1308. How a branch of Kimberleys came to settle in Gloucestershire, in the west, cannot now be determined.?