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for representative from New Jersey to the 47th in 1880, and in 1881 was reappointed
U.S. minister to Chili by President Gar/ield. He
dieil in Santiago, Chili, Dec. 4. 1881, and his re-
mains were brought to the United States and
buried at West Point, N.Y., in October, 1887.

KILPATRICK, James HaH Tanner, pioneer
Baptist, was born in Ireilell county, N.C., July 24,
1788; son of Andrew and Jane (Nichols) Kil-
patrick, and a despendant of the Srotcii covenant-
ers. His immediate ancestors were Scotcli-Irish,
and emigrated to the Jersey settlements about
1700. He received a classical education and taught
school in Louisiana, where he volunteered in
the army of General Jackson, taking part in the
battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1^1^). He married
his first wife, Sarah Adaline Tanner, in Louisiana
in 1816, and joined the Baptist church atCheney-
ville in 1817. His wife died in 1820, and lie re-
turned to North Carolina, preaching in that state
and in Robertsville, S.C. He removed to Burke
county, Ga., where, on June 22, 1822, he was mar-
ried to Harriet Eliza Jones. He at once joined
the Hephzibah association, and became pastor of
churches within that body. He gave the land
on which the Hephzibah higli school was built
and assisted in raising $2500, whicli secured the
Josiah Penfield legacy of a like amount, which
was the foundation of Mercer university. He
was a member of the convention that met in 1839
at Richland, Twiggs county, to amend the charter
of Mercer university, and was elected a member
of the first board of trustees. He was known as
a champion of missionar}"- and tempej'ance en-
deavors in the Baptist denomination and lived to
see his views quite generally adopted. He died
at Hephzibah, Ga., Jan. 9, 1869.

KILPATRICK, James Mines, clergyman, was
born in Burke county, Ga., Oct. 18, 1833; the
youngest son of the Rev. James Hall Tanner and
Harriet Eliza (Jones) Kilpatrick. He was gradu-
ated at Mercer university, A.B., 1853, A.M., 1856,
and M^as ordained as pastor of White Plains, Ga.,
Baptist cliurch, in 1854, also having the charge of
neighboring churches in Greene and Hancock
counties. He was elected a member, and for
many years moderator, of the Georgia Baptist
association ; and also served as vice-president of
the Southern Baptist convention, president of the
Georgia Baptist state convention, trustee of Mer-
cer university, and trustee of the Southern Bap-
tist Theological seminary. He lectured on the-
ology before the classes of the theological depart-
ment of Mercer university. He received the
degree of D.D. from Mercer university in 1882.
He contributed many articles for the Christian
Index and published numerous sermons and




KILPATRICK, Washington Lafayette, edu-
cator, was born in Burke county, (ia., Oct. IS,
iS'jy ; eldest son of the Rev. James Hall Tanner
and Harriet Eliza (Jones) Kilpatrick. He was
graduated at Meroer university, A.B., I80O, A.M.,
1853, and was licensed to preach at Pentield, Ga.,
IS.jO, and ordained in ISo'i, when he be^^in his
ministry to churclies in the Hephzibah associa-
tion. Chiefly through his instrumentality, the
Hephzibah higli school was established in 1861,
and he was its principal, ISGG-TC ; and pastor of
churches, 1S52-96. He organizetl the Walker
Colored association in 1888 aud tlie Georgia Bap-
tist Historical society, of which he was president,
1878. He was elected a trustee of Mercer univer-
sity in 1889 and president of the board in 188T.
He received the degree of D.D. from :\Iercer in
1882. He also served as moderator of Hephzibah
association and vice-presi<lent of the Foreign Mis-
sion board for Georgia. He is the author of His-
tonj of Hephzibah Association (1894). He died
in Hephzibah, Ga., Aug 3, 1896.

KILTY, Augustus Henry, naval officer, was
born in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 2."), 1807. He was
appointed midshipman in the U.S. navy from
Maryland, July 4, 1821, served on the Franklin,
1821-27, and was ordered to the frigate Constella-

iion, West In-
dia squadron,
in 1827. He
was promoted
passed mid-
shipman, April
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ordered to the
sloop John Adams, of tlie East India sqiiad-
ron, in 1840 ; the frigate Columbus, iMediter-
ranean squadron, 1843 ; the frigate Un ited
States, 1847 ; served in the ]\Iediterranean squad-
ron, 1848 ; on board the receiving ship New
York, I80O ; in naval rendezvous, Baltimore,
Md., 1851 ; and on board the receiving sliip
New York, 185o. He was commissioned com-
mander, Sept. 14, 1855, and commanded the
naval rendezvous, Baltimore, Md., 1860-61. He
commanded the Mound City, one of the ves-
sels of the Mississippi flotilla, 1861-62, and
was with Flag-Officer Foote in nearly all of his
actions with the Confederate forts and gunboats.
He commanded the Wliite River expedition,
made up of the ironclads Mound City, flagship,
and St. Louis, the Avooden gunboats -Coues^Of/a
and Tyler, and the 46th Indiana volunteers, Col.
G. A. Fitch. Tlie expedition proceeded up the
river to St. Charles, wliere on July 17, 1862, he
hml an engagement with the enemy, capturing
Fort St. Charles. A thirty-two pound shot caused

the explosion of the steam drum of the Mound
City, and eighty-two of her crew perished in the
casemate, forty-three were killed in the water or
drowned and twenty-five seriously wounded, in-
cluding Commander Kilty, who was sent at once
to j\Iempliis, and had his left arm amputated. He
was promoted captain, July 16, 1862: was on
ordnance duty, 1863-64 ; commanded the ironclad
i?oauo^*e in the Xorth Atlantic squadron. 1864-65.
and was promoted commodore, July 25. 1866.
He commanded the Norfolk navy yard. 1866-69,
and was retired in 1870. with the rank of rear-
admiral. He die<l in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 10, 1879.
KIMBALL, Amos Samuel, .soldier, was born in
Lawrenre. N.Y., July 14, 1840 ; son of James and
Sophia (Taft)" Kimball, and grandson of Amos
Kimball. He was graduated at the State Normal
scJiool, Albany, N.Y., in 1859, and in November,
1881 , was commis-
sioned 1st lieutenant
in the 98th New York
volunteer infantry.
He served Avith the
Army of tlie Potomac
to November, 1862,
participating in

IMcClellan's peninsula
campaign ; with Gen-
eral Hunter in the
Carolinas to March,
186:3, being present
at the first bom-
bardment of Charles-
ton, S.CJ. ; and serv-
ing in North Cai'olina
with Heckman's brigade to June, 1863, and as
acting quartermaster at Roanoke Island, N.C., to
April, 1864, where he brought 2000 negroes
through the Confederate lines to the island. He
Avas commissioned captain and assistant quarter-
master of volunteers, April 7, 1864, and was in
charge of water transportation at Fort Monroe,
Va., to September, 1864, where he outfitted
Butler's expedition to Bermuda Hundred and
Terry's expedition to Fort Fisher. He volun-
teered his services and was ordered to Newbern,
N.C., where the yellow fever was epidemic and
had stricken every officer of the quartermaster's
department, and where he became ill with the
plague. He served as chief quartermaster at
Newbern till April, 1865, Avhen he was ordered to
New York as assistant to the depot quartermaster,
was brevetted captain, major, lieutenant-colonel
and colonel by the state and appointed major of
volunteers by brevet and assistant quartermaster
with the rank of captain, U.S.A. From August,
1866. to April, 1867, he was in charge of the de-
pot and chief quartermaster of the Middle mili-
tary department, Baltimore, Md. He had charge




of Sheridan's base of supplies in the Indian cam-
paign of 186t^-G0 ; was quartermaster. Department
of Ari/jtna. and lield quartermaster with (Jeneral
Miles in the campaign against Gcronimo in issi ;
was chief quartermaster of ^■arit^us military de-
part uients. 1887-97, and in March, 1897, was
assigned to the charge of the general depot of the
quartermaster's departnient in New York city.
During the Spanish war of 1898 he distributed
over $8,000,000 in four montlis, purchased and
distributed to the army in the field 100.000 uni-
forms in twenty days, and purchased and shipped
to Tampa. Fla., fifteen car-loads of intrenching
tools in thirty-six houi's. His duties included
transportation 6f troops, purchase and distribu-
tion of supplies and the purchase and charter of
transport vessels. Oh Nov. 13, 1898, he was pro-
moted assistant quartermaster-general with the
rank of colonel, U.S.A.

KIMBALL, Arthur Lalanne, educator, was
born at Succasunna Plains, N. J., Oct. 16, 1856; son
of Horace and Mary (Fisher) Kimball, and grand-
son of James Kimball of Newburj^port, Mass.,
and of the Rev. Samuel and Alice (Cogswell)
Fisher. He was graduated frojn the College of
New Jersey. Princeton, in 1881 ; was a fellow in
science tliere, 1881-8'2. and a fellow at Johns
Hopkins university in 1882. He carried on ex-
periments, in 1883-84, under Professor Rowland
at Johns Hopkins for determining the unit of
electrical resistance, under an appropriation
made by .the U.S. government, and received from
that institution the degree of Ph.D. in 1884. He
was married in 1884 to Lucilla P. Scribner, of
Plainfield, N.J. He was an associate and an
associate professor of physics at Johns Hopkins,
1884-91, and was elected professor of i)liysics at
Amherst college, Mass., in 1891. He is the author
of : PJiysical Properties of Gases (1890), and con-
tributions to scientific periodicals.

KiriBALL, Arthur Richmond, librarian, was
born in Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 1862; son of
AVilliam H. and Sarah M. (Cate) Kimball ;
grandson of Richard and Margaret (Ferrin)
Kimball and of Capt. Jonatiian and Elizabeth
(Sanborn) Cate ; and a descendant of Ricliard
Kimball (1595-1C75), who emigrated from Eng-
land. April 10, 1634, and was made a freeman in
AVatertown, Mass, in 1635. He was educated at
the public schools and the Moses Woolson private
school, at Concord. He was admitted to tlie New
Hampshire bar in 1889, but never practised. He
was state librarian of New Hampshire, 1890-93 ;
cataloguer and classifier of the state library.
1895-97: New York re.^ents' ex.iininer for New
Hampshire, and upon the organization of the
New Hampshire Library association in 1890. lie
was made secretary, serving; until January, 1897.
He was also chosen a member of tlie New Hamp-

shire free public library commission, and of the
American Library association in 1890. He was
appointed an assistant librarian of the Library of
Congress, under its enlai-ged administration pre-
paratory to the occupancy of the new building,
September, 1897 ; and was given the special work
of the organization of an order division, IMarcli,
1898. Upon the passage of the act of congress
establishing an order division in permanent form,
April, 1900, he received the appointment as chief
of that division. He is the author of various
contributions to newspapers and of bibliograph-
ical work of local importance, which apjDeared in
various reports of the state library.

KIMBALL, Edgar Allen, soldier, was born in
Pembroke, N.H., Jan. 3, 1822. He became a
l^rinter in the office of the Baptist Register at
Concord, N.H., and from there went to Wood-
stock, Vt., working in the office of the Spirit of
tlie Age, a Democratic paper, of which lie later
became owner and editor. On the outbreak of
the war with Mexico he was commissioned cap-
tain in the 9tii U.S. infantry, April 9, 1817. He
was brevetted major for gallant and meritorious
conduct at Contreras and Churubusco, Aug. 20,
1847, and distinguished himself at Chapultepec
by scaling the walls of the stronghold, and after
cutting down the flag that floated from tlie cita-
del, with the assistance of Maj. Thomas L. Sey-
mour, he received the surrender of the castle.
After the cessation of hostilities he opened com-
munication with Vera Cruz, and on his return to
the City of Mexico he acted as paymaster of the
departing troops, and was himself mustered out
at Fort Adams, R.L, Aug. 26, 1848; He accepted
a position on the New York Herald, and was ap-
pointed weigher in the New York custom-house
by President Pierce in 1853. In 1861 he was
commissioned major of the 9th New York volun-
teers, better known as Hawkins's Zouaves. The
regiment was first sent to Fort Monroe, and
afterward to Newport News, where it formed a
part of General Mansfield's brigade on the penin-
sula. The regiment accompanied General Burn-
side's expedition to North Carolina, and Kimball
led his regiment in storming the Confederate
fort on Eoanoke island, Fei). 7, 1802. For making
this,- one of the most brilliant charges of tjie war,
he was jDromoted lieutenant-colonel, Felj. 14,
1862. He took part in the battle of New Berne,
N.C., March 14, 1862 ; succeeded to the command
of the regiment, April 3, 1862, and led in the re-
duction of Fort Macon, N.C., April 25, 1862. His
regiment was then assigned to the Army of the
Potomac, formihg a part of the 1st brigade, 3d
division, 9t]i army corps. He led his regiment in
the battles of South Mountain, Sept. 14,1862;
Antietam. Sept. 17, 1862, and Fredericksburg,
Dec. 13. 1802. In February, 1863, the division




was moved to Newport News, and on April It,
1863, the yth New York was ordered to Suffolk,
Va,, where Colonel Kimball was shot and killed
b}^ Col. Michael Corcoran, who claimed to have
been detained by Kimball when endeavoring to
pass through the line on urgent business. He
died at Suffolk, Va., April 12, 1863.

KiriBALL, Gilman, surgeon, was born in Hill,
N.H., Dec. 8, 1804. He was graduated from tlie
medical department of Dartmouth college in 1827,
and practised medicine at Chicopee and Lowell,
Mass. Ho completed his medical studies at Paris,
and on his return, in 1830, settled at Lowell,
Mass. He was resident physician of the Corpora-
tion liospital for twenty-six years ; was professor
of surgery in the Vermont Academy of Medicine
at Woodstock in 1844 and at the Berkshire Medi-
cal institute at Pibtsfield, Muss., in 1845. At the
commencement of the civil war Dr. Kimball
served as brigade surgeon under Gen. Benjamin
F. Butler, and superintended tlie organization of
the military hospitals established in 1862 at An-
napolis and Fort Monroe. He was president of
the American Genealogical society in 1882 ; con-
tributed largely to medical literature, and was
the first to illustrate practically the benefits of
the treatment of fibroid tumors by electricity.
Berkshire Medical college gave hitn the ^I.D. de-
gree in 1837, the Vermont Academy of Medicine
in 1840 and Yale college in 18o6. He also received
the honorary degree of A.'Sl. from Dartmouth in
1849. He died in Lowell. Mass., July 27, 1892.

KiriBALL, Hannibal I., capitalist, was born
in Oxford county, Maine, in 1>)32 ; son of Peter
Kimball. After attending the district school he
learned the trade of carriage making, and in 1851
became superintendent of an extensive manufac-
tory ia New Haven,
Conn., with offices in
Boston, Mass. He
was admitted a mem-
ber of the firm in
1853, and was made
bankrupt in 1861 by
the large indebted-
ness due from south-
ern customers of the
firm. He then re-
moved to Colorado,
where he became su-
perintendent of a
mining company. He
removed to Atlanta,
Ga., in 1865, having
arranged with George ^I. Pullman of Chicago,
111., to introduce sleeping coaches on southern
railroads and street cars in southern cities.
Before the legislature of Georgia lind determ-
ined to change the seat of govermnent from


Milledgeville to Atlanta lie anticipated the im-
portance to Atlanta of the change, and at his
own expense purchased the unfinished opera
house, then deserted, and changed the building
into a complete state house. He proposed to the
city of Atlanta that they purchase the building
and otfer it as a present to the state if the loca-
tion of the state capital was changed to Atlanta.
The offer was accepted and the legislature moved
into the new building. In 1870, in view of en-
couraging a state fair at Atlanta, lie purchased
and transformed an old field of sixty acx*es near
the city Ijoundary into a pleasure park, and erected
buildings necessar}^ for a large exhibition of agri-
cultural and mechanical products. This state fair
was followed by annual fairs and by the Interna-
tional Cotton exposition of 1881 and the Cotton
States and International exi>osition of 1895. To
provide for the growing wants of the city, in 1870
he built the H. I. Kimball house, a hotel of 350
rooms, at that time the best equii^ped and finest
hotel south of New York, and when, some years
after, it was burned, he rebuilt it on a more ex-
tensive scale. He erected the first cotton mill in
Atlanta, and repeatedly enlarged it to meet the
growing business. He also established lines of
street and steam railroads in all directions to de-
velop the business of the city, and at the time of
his death was an officer in various i-ailroad and
other commercial companies in Atlanta and of
several banking institutions. He died in Brook-
line, IMass., April 28. 1895.

KiriBALL, Heber Chase, Mormon apostle,
was born in Sheldon, Vt., June 14, 1801. His
father was a blacksmith, and removed to Bloom-
field, N.Y., where the boy worked as a black-
smith and. as a potter. With his brother he con-
ducted i^ottery works at Mendon, N.Y. He was
married in 1823. He was converted to the Mor-
mon faith and was received in the Church of the
Latter Day Saints at Victor, N.Y., being or-
dained an elder by Joseph Smith in 1832, and one
of the twelve apostles, Feb. U, 18:35, In 1838 he
was arrested in Missouri with Brighani Young
and other leading Mormons by order of Governor
Baggs, but his identity as a leader not being rec-
ognized, he \yas released, and with Brigham
Young led the party of 130 Mormons back to
Quincy, III., transferring the church to Nauvoo
in September, 1839. He visited England with
Orson Hyde and several elders, and by April,
1841, they had obtained 5184 converts and brought
800 with them to Nauvoo, which so strengthened
the church that they decided to found a Zion in
Utah, and with Brigliam Young he led the first
company of 142 men to the borders of the Great
Salt Lake and established the church, Jul}^ 24,
1847. He was made a counsellor of Brigham
Young, Dec. 27, 1847, and as chief priest of the



orderofMelchizedek announced to his followers
that Brigham Young was the visible God, as
Joseph Smith had been before him. He died in
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 22, 1868.

KiriBALL, Jacob, composer, was born in
Topsfield, Mass., Feb. 15, 1T61. He was gradu-
ated at Harvard in 1780 ; taught school in Massa-
chusetts and New Hampshire, and was also a
teacher of singing and a composer of music.
Many of his tunes became popular, and Avere
often named for the towns in which he taught
singing. He studied law with Judge WiUiam
AVetmore, of Salem, ]Mass., and was admitted to
the bar in 1795. He published Rural Harmony,
a collection of tunes many of his own composi-
tion (1793). He died in Topsfield, July 24, 1826.

KIMBALL, John White, soldier, was born in
Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 27, 1828; son of Alpheus
and Harriet (Stone) Kimball; grandson of Ephra-
ini and Betsey (White) Kimball and of Luther and
Mary (Trowbridge) Stone, and a descendant on
his father's side from Peregrine White, the first
child born of English parents in New Eng-
land. John was educated in the public schools
of Fitchburg, and learned the trade of scythe-
making in his fathei''s shop. He was a partner
with his father and brother in the manufacture
of agricultural implements. He became a mem-
ber of the Massachusetts state militia in 1846,
being captain of the Fitchburg Fusiliers and ad-
jutant of the 9th regiment, 1858-60. He was
married, July 15, 1851, to Alniira M. Lesure,
daughter of Newell Merrifield and Almira Lesure.
When the civil war bi'oke out he volunteered
with the Fitchburg Fusiliers, becoming major of
the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, Aug. 1, 1861.
and lieutenant-colonel, April 29, 1862, and com-
manded the regiment in the Army of the Potomac
till Nov. 24, 1802, when lie was commissioned
colonel of the 53d regiment of Massachusetts vol-
unteers, and commanded that regiment during
its term of service in the Department of the Gulf.
He was dangerously wounded during the assault
on Port Hudson, June 14, 1863. He was ap-
pointed colonel of the 36th Massachusetts regi-
ment, Aug. 11, 1862, but was obliged to decline in
accordance with an order to the effect that no
officer should leave the Army of the Potomac for
purpose of promotion. He was brevetted brig-
adier-general, Mai'ch 13, 1865, for '* gallant and
meritorious services in the field during the war."
He reorganized the Fitchburg Fusiliers, and again
became its captain, April 12, 1865, was commis-
sioned colonel of the 10th regiment, M.V.]\L, Aug.
1, 1876, and was honorably discliarged, Sept. 21,
1878. He was tax collector of the city of Fitch-
burg, 1865-73 ; a state police commissioner for
three years ; U. S. pension agent, 1873-87 ; custo-
dian of the rolls, dies and plates in the bureau of

engraving and printing at Washington, D.C.^
1877-79 ; postmaster at Fitchburg, 1879-87 ; state
auditor, 1892-1900, and was a representative in
the Massachusetts legislature, 1864-65, 1872,
1888-91, serving on leading committees and as
chairman of the railroad committee, 1890-91.
He joined the Loyal Legion and the Grand Army
of the Republic, and was department commander
of Massachusetts G. A. R. in 1874. He was also
elected a member of the Fitchburg board of
trade and a trustee of the Fitchburg Savings

KiriBALL, Moses, philanthropist, was born
in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 24, 1810. He first
engaged as a merchant in Boston, which business
he abandoned in 1833 to become publisher of the
New England Galaxy and of engravings of his-
toric paint-
ings. He was
again engag-
ed in mercan-
tile business,
1836-40, and
in various

public amuse-



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95. With his
brother David he opened the Boston Museum
in 1841, and continued as its proprietor up to
the time of his death. He was an early anti-
slavery advocate ; was a city or state official
for forty years, and a representative in the
state legislature sixteen years. His public be-
quests include : Ball's Emancipation group,
presented to the city of Boston in 1879 ; the
sum of §16,000 to the New England Hospital
for Women and Children ; $5000 to eacli of four
charitable hospitals and homes, and a like sum
to the New England Historic Genealogical so-
ciety, to the Museum of Fine Arts, to the Mas- -
sachusetts Institute of Technology, and to the
Boston A^oung Men's Christian union, and an ag-
gregate of $10,000 to other non-sectarian charit-
able and benevolent institutions in Boston. He
died in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 21, 1895.

KiriBALL, Nathan, soldier, was born in Fred-
ericksburg, Ind., Nov. 22,1822; son of Nathaniel,
and grandson of Nathan Kimball. He raised a
company of volunteers for service in tlie Mexican
war and was commissioned captain, serving,
1847-48. When the civil war broke out he re-
cruited a company and was attached to the 14th
Indiana volunteers. He was commissioned colo-
nel of the regiment soon after, and took part in
the battles of Cheat Mountain and Greenbrier in

1861. He commanded a brigade at Winchester,
and was promoted brigadier-general, April 15,

1862, for the victory over Stonewall Jackson at




Ki^rnstown, Va.. March 23, 1S(>2. He commanded
tlie 1st brigade, 3d division, 2d arinj^ corps, ut An-
tietam. Sept. 16-17, isdj, and at Fredericksbm-g,
Dec. l;J, 1802. where he was severely woiuided.
He was placed in connnand of the provisional
division of the IGth army corps at Vicksbnrg,
June 3, 1863. He joined the army of the Cum-
berland, May 22, 1864, as commander of tlie 1st
liri^ade. 2d division, 4t]i army corps. He was
present at the battles of Dallas and New Hope
Church, Ga., May 25-28 ; Kenesaw Mountain
June 27, and Peach Tree Creek, July 20, 1864. He
was promoted to the comtnand of the 1st divis-
ion of the 4th corps by General Thomas for gal-
lantry at Peach Tree Creek, and served in all
the engagements and battles around Atlanta
until the capture of that city. Sept, 2, 1864. He
was then detached from field service to aid in

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