Biography of John Kimple
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Kimple, John, who died January 12, 1851, wa an early settler on the lake shore in the town of Lansing, and there he established a good farm, coining from New Jersey. His wife, Elizabeth, died March 20, 1850. Their children were William and John, both of whom are dead; Sylvester, who lives in Lima, N. Y.; Daniel, who died young; Rachael; who married Alex Gray. William Kimple lived in Lansing, and later moved to West Groton. December 22, 1820, he married Mary, daughter of John H. Houpt. She was born June 14, 1791 in Lansing. Their children were Pythena, wife of Lewis Cutter; Elizabeth Ann, and Henry N. William died January 16, 1887, aged ninety years, and his wife Mary died June 6, 1870, aged seventy nine years. John N. Houpt (father of Wm. Kimple's wife, Mary Houpt) was born in New Jersey, moved from there on to a farm on the east side of Cayuga Lake in the town of Lansing about 1798. Mr. Houpt married Ann Snyder and died at the age of ninety years; Ann (Snyder) Houpt died in the year 1796. Henry N., youngest child of William and Mary, was born May 6, 1839, and has always lived on a farm. In April, 1861, he bought the Henry Carter farm, west of West Groton village. November 29, 1860, Mr. Kimple married Ellen S., daughter of Daniel S. and Saphronia Swazey, pioneers of Groton. They have no children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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