Marlena, It is amazing that no one seems to be able to trace the Kimmey's back beyond Jacob Kimmey. I grew up thinking it was Dutch. I am totally confused. I am descendent from Jacob, Frederick, Barney, Warner, Clarence, Donald (my father). I was given a chart about the earlier Kimmey's and have no proof that Barney (b.1823) is Frederick (and Jane Esselstyn's) child. On another note, I stumbled upon a book in my local library (in CT), called Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, and the Kimmey/Fort are listed under surname, Kim and Kinney. That entry in that other book does say Foot, though probably suppose to be Fort. I would be interested in learning more about Jacob and Frederick.