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Chloe A. Barnum Kimball

Quiltmaker

           

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Chloe A. Barnum Kimball was born in 1833 at Pompey, New York, to Thomas and Huldah Barnum. She came to Michigan with her family sometime before 1853, when she married Martin C. Kimball, by whom she had two daughters. In addition to her quiltmaking, Kimball enjoyed reading, drawing, singing, and playing the piano. Fond of nature, she made at least three quilts containing birds and flowers, in addition to other types of quilts, some of which were given as wedding gifts.

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

6/25/1833

If the quiltmaker was married, what was the wedding date.

Date and place of death.

6/1/1873 in Bennington, Shiawassee County, Michigan

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Mother and housewife

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Barnum

Father's Name:

Thomas Barnum

Father's birthplace:

12/11/1804, Pompey, NY; died 12/18/1898, Port Huron, MI

Father's ethnic/tribal background:

Farmer

Mother's Name:

Hulda Gillett

Mother's birthplace:

born 10/10/1807, CT; died 4/29/1883, Port Huron, MI

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Martin C. Kimball (son of Caleb Kimball and Azeka Scott)

Spouse's/Spouses' occupation:

Farmer

Number of female children:

2

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