Edmund L. Kimmons
(CDV owned by Linda Fluharty.)

     E. L. Kimmins was born in Dallas, Marshall county, West Virginia, May 9, 1846. He was educated in the common schools of the county, and has lived on the old homestead, which is called Farmer's Home, in Triadelphia township for nineteen years. His father, A. H. Kimmins, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in September 1815, came to Ohio county, West Virginia, in early life and engaged in farming, milling, stock dealing, contracting, etc. He owned and run the first souble thresher and cleaner in the county. Among his many contracts he had a heavy one the Baltimore and Ohio and Hempfield railroads. In 1839, he married his first wife, Sophia Cool, who died leaving no child. Mary Chambers became his second wife. There were born to them four children. The house on the old homestead, which was built in 1804, was among the first houses built in Ohio county. E. L. Kimmins married Louisa Alexander, who died February 2, 1874, leaving two children. He married for his second wife Sarah Cowden.

From History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia;
J. H. Newton, G. G. Nichols, & A. G. Sprankle, 1879; page 299

Contributed by Linda Fluharty.


Transcribed & submitted by Cherie Atkinson Clark.

Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension
State of Colorado, County of Arapahoe
     On this 14th day of October, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Edmund L. Kimmins, aged 46 years, a resident of Denver, County of Arapahoe, and state of Colorado, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, enrolled at the Topeka, Kans Pension Agency at the rate of Six dollars per month, by Certificate No. 811316, by reason of disability from slight deafness of both ears, incurred in the Military service of the United States, while serving as a Private, in Co B. 1st Regt. West Va Cav Vols; that he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of not receiving amount sufficient for the disability for which he is already pensioned disease of eyes & Paralysis of right side contracted in the service, that such disabilities are not due to vicious habits and are to the best ofdis knowledge and belief of a permanent character.

     And affiant hearby appoints, with the full power of substitution and revocation, J. F. Ryerson, of 1637 Curtis St, Denver Colo, his true and lawful attorney, to present this claim and to prosecute it to a final settlement.
His Post-Office is No. 819 32nd Street, Denver, State of Colorado
John A. Clark
John R. Wells

Edmond L. Kimmins
(Claimant’s Signature)

Act June 27, 1890
Claimant, Edmund L. Kimmins
PO 829 26th Street
State Colorado
Rank Private
Company B
Regiment 1 W Va Cav

[Stamped] REJECTED Jany 30, 03

Recognized Attorney
Name Charles O. Enbaugh
PO Denver Colo.
Fee, $ 2.00
Agent to pay

APPROVALS Submitted for All Decb 20th, 1902, [illegible signature] Examiner
Approved for Slight deafness of both ears (old) and rheumatism poor eyesight and general debility, (new) alleged July 27, 1902
Approved for Slight deafness of both ears and general debility
Aggregate of disabilities shown, permanent in character: $ 6 No increase
Jan 13, 1903 W.W. Curry legal reviewer
Jan 24, 1903 T.R. Willey Re-Reviewer
Bulloch Medical Examiner
Jan 26, 1903
[illegible signature] Medical Reviewer
Tom Houston Medical Referee
Enlisted Feb 22, 1864; honorably discharged July 8, 1865
Pensioned at $ 6.00 per month for slight deafness in both ears.

PRESENT CLAIM, ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890 Declaration filed Feb 27th, 1902, alleges increase and rheumatism and light general debility.

Act of May 11, 1912
Cert No. 811316
Claimant,… Edmund L. Kimmins
PO,… Montrose, PO Box 102
Service,…Co. B, 1st W. Va. Cav.
Rate,…$16 per month, commencing May 29, 1912

Submitted for Ad. Jun 2nd, 1913, B. E. Cadot, Examiner
Approved for Admission…Rate $ 16 per month; age 66 years

Reissue from Act February 6, 1907

Length of pensionable service: 1 years, 4 months, 17 days.
Deductions in service from any cause: None

January 27, 1913, R Johnson (legal reviewer), Jany 29, 1913 J H Wood (Re-Reviewer)

Enlisted Feb 22nd, 1864; honorably discharged July 8th, 1865

Length of pensionable service: 1 years, 4 months, 17 days.
Pensioned at $ 12 per month, under Act of Feb. 6th, 1907

Present Claim, Act of May 11, 1912
Declaration filed May 29, 1912
Age shown by evidence 66 years; date of birth alleged May 9th, 1846

Certificate No. 811316
Name, Edmund L. Kimmins
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D. C. Jan 15, 1898
     In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with the replies to the questions below
Very respectfully,
McLay Evans

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Yes, Sarah J. Kimmins, Sarah J. Cowden

Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. about 1872. Rev. Morton at Mahoney Co PA

Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Court record

Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place fo her death or divorce.
Answer. Yes- Amanda L. Alexander died about 1870 at Ohio County West Va.

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. Have two children by first wife over age, no children by second wife

Edmund L. Kimmins

Date of reply, May 4, 1898

(Note from transcriber: Answers were handwritten)

Act of May 11, 1912

The pension certificate should not be forwarded with the application

State of Colorado
County of Montrose
On this 20th day of May, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid, Edmund L. Kimmins, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 66 years of age, and a resident of Montrose, county of Montrose, State of Colorado; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Wheeling, West Virginia under the name of Edmund L. Kimmins, on the 22nd day of February, 1864, as a private, in Company B, First Regiment of West Virginia Mounted Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, West Virginia, on the Eight day of July, 1865.
     That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height, five feet Eight inches; complexion, Light; color of eyes, Blue; color of hair Auburn; that his occupation was Farmer; and that he was born May 9, 1846 in the County of Marshal (sic), State of West Virginia.
     That his several places of residence since leaving the service has been as follows: Elomgrove,(sic) West Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Montrose, Colorado. Left Elomgrove (sic) W. Va. January 1884; Went to Denver in 1884 and left for Montrose in 1906.
     That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 811316 (Reissue under Act of Feb. 6. 1907)
     That he has not applied for pension under original No. 811316
     That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.
     That his post-office address is Montrose, county of Montrose. State of Colorado

Edmund L. Kimmins
(Claimant’s signature in full.)

Attest: (1) John L. Stivers
(2) John C. Well

     Subscribe and sworn to before me this 20th day of May, A. D., 1912, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant before searing, including the words_______, erased, and the words (Reissue under act of Feb. 6. 1907), added; and I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Loring W. Jordan
Notary Public
My commission expires June 1st 1915

The records shows:-

Kimmins, Edmund L.
S. C. 811316

Born:- May 9, 1846, Ohio County, W. Va.

Enlisted:- February 22, 1864, private
B, 1st Mounted West Virginia Volunteers
December 21, 1864, designation changed to
B, 1st West Virginia Cavalry

Discharged:- July 8, 1865, private with company
G. O. June 21, 1898

Died:- July 21, 1915, Montrose, Colorado


Furnished by the
Pension Index Section
April 27, 1940.

Ready for
Apr 27, 1940
Index submission
[End of stamp]

(Note from transcriber: This page is typewritten, except for stamp, which is marked above)

Pensioner Dropped
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions

Aug 30 1915
Certificate No. 811316
Class Act of May 11, 1912
Soldier Edmund L. Kimmins
Service “B” 1 W. Va. Cav
The commissioner of Pension.
I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $16, to 4 May, 1915, has this day been dropped from the roll because of death July 21, 1915.
Very respectfully

[signature illegible]
Chief, Finance Division

April 27, 1940
Quartermaster General’s Office
War Department
Washington, D. C.
KIMMINS, Edmund L.
     With reference to the attached application for headstone for the grave of Edmund L. Kimmons, who died July 21, 1915, you will find enclosed information taken from the pension record if the veteran in question.

By direction,
W. C. Black
Chief Clerk

Ready for
APR 27 1940
Index Subdivision

(Note from transcriber: This page was all typewritten, except where stamped, as marked)


File provided by Cherie Atkinson Clark.


1.  John Kimmins1 was born about 1760 in probably Ireland.2  He died 
about 1820.3

He was married to Jane Haney about 1782.2  Jane Haney1 was born on 
December 6, 1762.2   The name Jane Haney comes from email from Chris 
Kimmons, in which he says that the name is from information collected 
by him and his father. Barbara Bower shows the name as Sarah.  I wonder 
if the name shouldn't be Sarah Jane Haney since that name combination 
seems pretty common in the Kimmins family, and it is fairly common for 
people in my genealogy to have been called by their middle names.  John 
Kimmins and Jane Haney had the following children:

	+2	i.	John Kimmins (born on September 14, 1785).
	+3	ii.	Thomas Kimmons (born on July 24, 1787).
	+4	iii.	Samuel Kimmins (born on May 4, 1790).
	+5	iv.	Andrew Kimmins (born on March 15, 1793).
	+6	v.	Anna Kimmins (born about 1794).


2.  John Kimmins1 (John-1) was born on September 14, 1785 in 
PA.2,4,5,6,7  He died on March 8, 1859 in Washington County, PA.2,4,6,8  
He was buried in West Alexander Memorial Cemetery, West Alexander, 

He was married to Sarah Supler (daughter of John Supler and Rachel 
Kirk) about 1813.2,10  Sarah Supler1 was born on May 6, 1792 in Donegal 
Twp, Washington County, PA.2,5,11,12,6,13,14,15,16  She died on 
February 15, 1879 in Washington County, PA.4,6,17,18,10  She was buried 
in West Alexander Memorial Cemetery, West Alexander, PA.9,6  She 
Soundex Code in S146.  John Kimmins and Sarah Supler had the following 

	+7	i.	Matilda Kimmins.
	8	ii.	John Kimmins1.  
	+9	iii.	Andrew H. Kimmins (born on September 18, 1815).
	+10	iv.	Elizabeth Kimmins (born about 1820).
	+11	v.	Samuel Kimmins (born on March 31, 1822).
	+12	vi.	Margaret Kimmins (born on March 24, 1824).
	+13	vii.	William R. Kimmins (born on May 16, 1826).
	+14	viii.	Anne Kimmins (born in 1830).
	+15	ix.	Sarah Jane Kimmins (born on October 5, 1832).


9.  Andrew H. Kimmins1 (John-2, John-1) was born on September 18, 1815 
in PA.2,24,25,26,27  He died on March 10, 1889.28  He resided in 
Marshall County, VA.2  He was a in Speculator.27

He was married to Sophia Cool in 1839.29  Sophia Cool1 was born about 
1816.22  She died on May 2, 1844.22  She was buried in Presbyterian 
Church Cemetery, West Alexander, PA.22

He was married to Mary Chambers about 1840.2  Mary Chambers1 was born 
on November 2, 1816 in VA.2,28,25,26,27  Andrew H. Kimmins and Mary 
Chambers had the following children:

	34	i.	James C. Kimmins1 was born about 1835 in VA.27
	35	ii.	Thomas Kimmins1 was born in 1835.2  He died before 
	+36	iii.	Edmund L. Kimmins (born on May 9, 1846).
	37	iv.	Sarah J. Kimmins1 was born about 1849 in VA.2,25
	+38	v.	John Luther Kimmins (born on January 9, 1852).
	39	vi.	Thomas M. Kimmins1 was born in 1853 in VA.2,25


36.  Edmund L. Kimmins1 (Andrew H.-3, John-2, John-1) was born on May 
9, 1846 in Dallas, Marshall County, VA.24,25,26  He died on July 21, 
1915 in Montrose, Montrose County, CO.61

Louisa Alexander1 was born on January 4, 1844.62  She died on February 
2, 1874.24,62  She was buried in Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, 
WV.62  Edmund L. Kimmins and Louisa Alexander had the following 

	116	i.	William C. Kimmins1 was born about 1870 in WV.26
	117	ii.	Mary M. Kimmins1 was born about 1872 in WV.26