I. W. KIMSEY was born in Marion District, this county, September 13, 1830, and is a son of David and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Kimsey. His father was born near Savannah, Ga.; his mother near Knoxville, Tenn. David Kimsey came to this county in 1811, with his parents, and subsequently settled on a farm in Marion Precinct, within one mile of the present village of Marion. In 1855 he came to Hurricane Precinct, where he resided until his death, in January, 1865. He was identified with the Baptist Church. Subject's mother died in Kansas, in July, 1881. I. W. Kimsey is the fifth of a family of ten children, of whom four are now living: William F., in Cowley County, Kas.; Fredrick, in Franklin County, Iowa; John, in Allen County, Iowa, and I. W. The last remained at home until twenty-one years of age, and then learned the carpenter's trade. In 1854 he moved to Iowa, where he followed his trade until 1860. He then returned to this county, and has since resided at different places in the county. He has steadily followed his trade, and has been quite successful at it. In 1884 he came to Hurricane, where he is at present residing. Mr. Kimsey was married in September, 1861, to Mrs. Carrie Black, nee Taylor, daughter of Timothy and Eveline (Crabtree) Taylor. This union has resulted in six children, all of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kimsey are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of Zion Hill Lodge No. 371, A. F. & A. M.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 733.