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Henry and Sarah Kimmer were born, lived and died in North Carolina. They had eight children. Their youngest was John Kimmer. The information here covers the descendants of John. I have not researched the other children. If you find anything here that is incorrect or if you can add anything please contact me. Click here to email me.

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John Kimmer and Esther EPHARD were both born in North Carolina. They married there and had two of their nine children in NC before moving to Greene County, TN., then to Independence County, AR.

After settling in AR, John homesteaded 267 acres of land. He and his family farmed, and were well known in the area.

Two of the sons of John and Esther married into the FALLS family, and two of their daughters married into the FULLBRIGHT family. And, two of John and Esther's daughters married into the YORK family. All of these families lived nearby. Some of the descendants of John and Esther still live in Independence County, AR today.

Both John and Esther are buried in New Hope Cemetery near Bethesda, Independence County, AR, as are some of their descendants. Their headstones, though, are not in good shape at all, especially John's. I visited there in February of 2004 and found his headstone to be laying on the ground in several pieces. Since I know nothing about headstone repair, I didn't attempt to fix it. It appears that someone had made an attempt to repair Esther's headstone, and it is still upright.

Below is the information I have on this family.




John Kimmer: b. 2 Feb 1815 in NC, d. 16 Jan 1896 in Bethesda, Independence County, AR. He is buried at New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery, near Bethesda, AR.

+ Esther EFORD: b. 22 Feb 1817 in NC, d. 3 Mar 1888 in Bethesda, Independence County, AR. She is buried at New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Bethesda, AR. Headstone

    Children of John and Esther:

  1. Sarah A. Kimmer: b. 4 Mar 1844, unknown location (prob. TN), d. 19 Sep 1921. Buried unknown. She married William McBRIDE.
  2. George Washington "G.W." Kimmer: Photo b. 4 Jul 1851 in NC, d. 23 May 1924. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, Independence County, AR. Headstone He married Laura Jane "Jennie" FALLS More info.

    George and Jennie were married in Independence County, AR on 21 Oct 1883.

    Jennie Falls was born 21 Feb 1868 in Greeneville, Greene County, TN and died 18 Apr 1914 in Independence County, AR. She is buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone

      Children of G.W. and Jennie (Falls) Kimmer:

    1. John Madison Kimmer: b. 22 Jan 1885 in Independence County, AR, d. 8 May 1953 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone Married unknown.
    2. Sarah Hester Kimmer: b. 15 Aug 1887 in Independence County, AR, d. 1978 in Cushman, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. She married Edgar Clarence HAND.

      Edgar Clarence Hand was born 17 Oct 1883 in TN and died 1943 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR.

        Children of Edgar Clarence and Sarah Hester (Kimmer) Hand

      1. Mable Grace Hand: b. 8 Apr 1908 in Independence County, AR, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married _____? HOWARD.
      2. Thelma Hand: b. unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married Claud Elkins MASTERS.
      3. Bernice Hand: b. unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.
    3. Ada Kimmer: b. unknown, d. before 1910. Buried unknown. Married John Robert LUSTER.

        Children of John Robert and Ada (Kimmer) Luster:

      1. Gilbert Luster:
      2. Von Luster: b. about 1909 in Independence County, AR, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.
      3. Alice Luster:
      4. Vyrl Dean Luster:
    4. Zelma Lee Kimmer: Photo b. 27 Dec 1891 in Independence County, AR, d. 16 Jun 1982. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone Married L. Melvin HENDRY.
    5. Sam Kimmer: Photo b. 29 Jul 1895 in Independence County, AR, d. 14 Apr 1976 in Cushman, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone Married Jessamine MASTERS.

        Children of Sam and Jessamine (Masters) Kimmer:

      1. Dale E. Kimmer: b. 1921 in Independence County, AR, d. 1925 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone
      2. Living Kimmer:
      3. Living Kimmer:
      4. Jack Kimmer: b. 1935 in Independence County, AR, d. 1942 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR Headstone
      5. Living Kimmer:
      6. Living Kimmer:
      7. Living Kimmer:
      8. Living Kimmer:
    6. George Wesley Kimmer: b. 12 Dec 1897 in Independence County, AR, d. 20 Nov 1967 in Memphis, TN. Buried unknown. Married Annie SMITH.

        Children of Sam W., Jr. and Annie (Smith) Kimmer:

      1. Irvin Freese Kimmer, Sr.: b. 9 Oct 1919 in Independence County, AR, d. 18 Oct 1976 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, AR. Headstone
      2. Living Kimmer:
      3. Living Kimmer:
      4. Living Kimmer:
    7. William Remmel Kimmer: Photo b. 5 Sep 1900 in Independence County, AR, d. 25 Oct 1989 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone Married Ruby FISHER.

        Children of William Remmel and Ruby (Fisher) Kimmer:

      1. Sam Wesley Kimmer: b. about 1925 in Independence County, AR, d. about 1927 in Independence County, AR. Buried unknown.
      2. Living Kimmer:
      3. Living Kimmer:
      4. Living Kimmer:
      5. Living Kimmer:
      6. Living Kimmer:
      7. Living Kimmer:
  3. Robert Kimmer: b. 1859 in Greeneville, Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Buried unknown. He married Tennie KESSIAH.

    Tennie was born and died unknown.

      Children of Robert and Tennie:

    1. Herschell Kimmer:
    2. Ed Kimmer:
    3. Stella Kimmer:
    4. Nora Kimmer:
    5. Myrtle Kimmer:
    6. Wilma Kimmer:
    7. Leon Kimmer:
    8. Wanda Kimmer:

    I have no other information on the children of Robert and Tennie at this time.

  4. Margaret Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married John YORK.
  5. Henry Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown Buried unknown. Married unknown
  6. Mary Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married William FULLBRIGHT.
  7. Louisa Kimmer: b. 28 Aug 1861, location unknown, d. 17 May 1946 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. She married Jacob Bradley FULLBRIGHT.

    J.B. Fullbright was born 25 May 1861 and died 9 Apr 1937. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR.

      Children of Jacob Bradley and Louisa (Kimmer) Fullbright:

    1. Otha Fullbright:
    2. Floyd Fullbright:
    3. Orvil Fullbright:
    4. Oren Fullbright:
    5. Robert Fullbright:
    6. Roy Fullbright:
    7. Bertie Fullbright:
    8. Siss Fullbright:

    I have no other information on the children of Jacob Bradley and Louisa at this time.

  8. Martha Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown. She married A.D. YORK.
  9. Jacob E. Kimmer: Photo b. 7 Apr 1864, location unknown, d. 15 Sep 1938 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone He married Minnie Bell FALLS. More info

    Minnie Bell Falls was born 4 Aug 1872 in Greeneville, Greene County, TN and died 16 Oct 1936 in Cushman, Independence County, AR. She is buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone

      Children of Jacob and Minnie:

    1. Ida Bell Kimmer: b. 4 Jul 1892 in Independence County, AR, d. 2 Dec 1902 in Cushman, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR.
    2. George Wilford Kimmer: b. 10 Dec 1894 in Independence County, AR, d. 19 Apr 1903 in Cushman, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone
    3. Arthur Pete Kimmer: b. 28 Dec 1896 in Independence County, AR, d. 2 Dec 1991 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Headstone Married Ina FAIR and Avo SMITH.

        Children Arthur Pete and Avo (Smith) Kimmer:

      1. Living Kimmer:
      2. Living Kimmer:
    4. Maude Kimmer: Photo b. 5 Sep 1898 in Independence County, AR, d. 15 May 1991 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Campground Cemetery, Bethesda, Independence County, AR. Married Lawrence MCSPADDEN.
    5. Walter Monroe Kimmer: b. 28 Aug 1900 in Independence County, AR, d. 24 Jan 1970 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Married unknown.

        Children of Walter Monroe and Unknown Kimmer:

      1. Living Kimmer:
      2. Living Kimmer:
      3. Living Kimmer:
    6. Ninnie Ovel Kimmer: Photo b. 2 Nov 1902 in Independence County, AR, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married John T. WREN.

        Children of John T. and Ninnie Ovel (Kimmer) Wren:

      1. Living Wren:
      2. Living Wren:
      3. Living Wren:
    7. Nellie Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown.
    8. Jeffie Kimmer: b. 13 Mar 1907 in Independence County, AR, d. 18 Jul 1975 in Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, AR. Married Roy L. MARTIN.
    9. Flora Myrle Kimmer: b. about 1914 in Independence County, AR, d. unknown in AZ. Buried unknown. Married Coy GARRISON.

        Children of Coy and Flora Myrle (Kimmer) Garrison:

      1. Living Garrison:
      2. Living Garrison:
    10. Ona Pearl Kimmer: b. unknown, d. unknown. Married _____? JOHNSTON.

        Children of Unknown and Ona Pearl (Kimmer) Johnston:

      1. Living Johnston:
      2. Living Johnston:


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