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Kimball, Leigh R.

Born: 1826-08-07 New Hampshire

Died: 1865-05-30 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1847-1865 Springfield, Illinois

Kimball lived in Springfield, Illinois, as early as 1847. In January 1848, John C. Cook sold his interest in a store known as Hawley, Edwards, and Cook to Kimball. Kimball and his new partner, Ninian W. Edwards, renamed the store N. W. Edwards and Company. Kimball later had a career working for various railroad companies. Politically, Kimball was a Whig. In 1860, he owned $3,000 worth of real estate. In 1862, he married Hannah Lamb, and together they had one child who died in infancy.

Alton & Sangamon Railroad Stock Subscription Book; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 13 January 1848, 2:7; 22 August 1849, 1:6; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 436-37; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 111; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 249; Whig City Meeting; Illinois Weekly State Journal (Springfield), 7 June 1865, 3:1.