Caroline Kimberling Mason County Virginia
Caroline Kimberling born November 25 1825 probably Mason County Virginia, died May 31, 1860 Wayne County Iowa. Her date of birth is figured from her age as given on her tombstone as 34 years 6 months and 6 days. For those who have her recorded as a Greenlee, she was and is a Kimberling. She married Allen Dale Garton October 3rd, 1843 in Mason county Virginia. In order for her to have been a Greenlee, she would have to have been married to a Kimberling before her marriage to A. D. Garton. Note that at the time of her marriage, she was only 17 years of age, and a George Thorntongave her permission for marriage as her guardian. For this to have happened, she was an orphan most likely. She and her husband had Nathaniel Kimberling living with them in Putnam County Virginia and Wayne County Iowa. This family left Virginia and moved to Wayne county Iowa in 1851. Later came the Greenlee, Kimberling, Barnett, Hart, Freeland and Thornton families. We know that all of these families were connected to the Kimberling family. Can we figure out the relationship of Caroline (Kimberling) Garton to the afore said families. Let us look at what we know about this.
Having looked at the Census records for Mason County Virginia 0f 1830, there are three Kimberling men with families recorded, but only one who has a daughter her age at the time of her birth, given we have her born at the time of her age figured backwards from her death. The three Kimberling men are Elijah, Jacob and Joseph. Elijah has a daughter recorded that fits for her age, the other two both have a daughter who would be in the next age bracket.
Let us look at what could be the relationship to other Kimberling family members that came to Wayne County Iowa.
Nathaniel Kimberling never married
2.. Sister to Nathaniel Kimberling and Nancy (Kimberling) Greenlee.
Possible, but Nathaniel's obituary states that he never married.
6. The last possible way is that she was twin to another born
Kimberling of this time frame.
Anyone want to test for maternal DNA?