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KIMBEL FAMILY, of Sparta - STEPHEN KIMBEL, born 1778/1780, died 1870/1875, married Sarah Lena STRYKER, 1802/1803. Sarah was born October 4, 1786 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. They are buried in the Ashley cemetery, Springwater, New York. Stephen's stone is gone and Sarah's is broken.


Stephen, Sarah and Sarah's father, Isaac Stryker, traveled from Sunbury, PA to Sparta in 1803. Isaac moved on to Lewiston, Niagara County, NY where he died. Isaac was born July 25, 1762 in Readington, New Jersey. He married Mary Slaght. They farmed near Centerville, New Jersey and he was in the Hunterdon County Militia of 1792. Isaac's father, John, and family moved to Pennsylvania before the Wyoming Messacre. Just before the attack, they moved back to New Jersey, staying there for a few years before moving back into PA. Several of Sarah's siblings moved to New York State about the same time as they did. In 1832, they moved to South Dansville. After Sarah died, Stephen lived with his youngest son, Daniel.

Their children were:

  1. John Stephen born November 15, 1805, married Polly Davis(born June 14, 1811) about 1830
  2. Anna born May 1, 1807, died October 20, 1875, married Phineas R. Mastin January 8, 1829
  3. Isaac born 1820, died February 22, 1877, wife Lucy ?
  4. Abraham born October 24, 1816, died August 30, 1906 in Sweden, PA, married Elizabeth ?
  5. Katherine R. born October 24, 1821, died August 15, 1841, unmarried
  6. Louvisa born December 9, 1825, died October 7, 1908 in Bingham, PA, married John Shutt December 4, 1842
  7. Daniel L. born 1829, died 1892, married Louisa A. Kimbel, from Seneca County, New York (a cousin)
JOHN STEPHEN and Polly Davis' children were:
  1. Nelson born June 8, 1831
  2. Mary M. born August 12, 1833
  3. Sylvester born July 21, 1835, died April 1915, married Lydia Shutt
  4. Elizabeth born July 16, 1837
  5. William born July 22, 1839, married Emeline Seeley December 25, 186?
  6. Lewis born October 29, 1841
  7. Anna born December 13, 1843
  8. Eliza Jane born July 21, 1844
  9. Cynthia born 1846
ANNA and Phineas R. Mastin's children were:
  1. John Peter born November 2, 1829, died June 1, 1921, married Caroline Jefferies September 12, 1858
  2. Phineas Isaac born October 20, 1831, died April 17, 1910, married Matilda Hughes
ISAAC and Lucy's children were:
  1. Stephen born 1843
  2. John Ervin born 1847
  3. Sarah P. born 1848
  4. Charles born 1851
LOUVISA and John Shutt's children were:
  1. George H. born November 25, 1843, died August 1, 1930, married Betsey E. Musto, April 19, 1864
  2. DaWalt born September 27, 1846, died January 9, 1935
  3. Anson born August 13, 1848, died May 4, 1908
  4. Mary S. born May 13, 1850, Married ? Johnson
  5. Rosetta A. born November 9, 1853, died March 1943, married ? Tarbox
  6. Lester B. born June 1855, died May 9, 1934
  7. Anna C. born Ocstober 1857, died October 10, 192?, married ? Brewster
  8. Isaac A. born July 31, 1860, died December 6, 1933
  9. Sarah M. born 1863, died January 27, 1885, married ? Harris
  10. Stephen Marion "Main" born March 31, 1867, died February 19, 1938
DANIEL and Louisa A's children were:
  1. Dorcas born 1859, died 1936, married odelia E. Fleshman
  2. Dora born 1862, died 1948, married ? Scherer
  3. Syd born 1865, died 1914, never married
SYLVESTER and Lydia Shutt's children were:


    May 1898
    Front Row: Austin, Mary Ann
    Middle Row: Francene Nettie, Sylvester, Lydia(Mrs.Kimbel), Aaron(Ell)
    Back Row: Rosetta Victoria, Jay Oliver, Herman, Carrie, Silas Dwayne

  1. Lovina born February 13, 1859, died February 25,, 1859
  2. Aaron "Ell" born may 4, 1861, died July 25, 1938, married Addie E. Fisher.

    Second wife was ? Buck, married October 14, 1928

  3. Charles born December 31, 1863, died march 25, 1891, married ? Carpenter
  4. Francene Nettie born February 5, 1866, died September 1, 1954, married Lemon Smith
  5. Silas Dwayne b.March 5, 1868, d.March 3, 1933, married Isabelle Hartman
  6. Ulysess born July 7, 1869, died September 14, 1869
  7. Rosetta Victoria born April 8, 1871, died January 13, 1945, married Alonzo Byron Mastin, January 8, 1887
  8. Carrie born July 24, 1872, died September 11, 1950, married Alonzo Jacobs, July 7, 1895
  9. Herman E. Born September 27, 1874, died January 8, 1964, married Nellie Pearl Harrington
  10. DeWalt ?
  11. Jay Oliver born April 5, 1878, died May 15, 1962, married Mary A. Sorg
  12. Mary Ann "Mattie" born October 28, 1880, died September 24, 1960, married Bill Clayton
  13. Austin born April 11, 1884, died September 29, 1974, married Edna Miller

Sources were:

  • "The Stryker Family in America" by William Norman Stryker
  • D. Gene Patterson's genealogy research ( a descendent of Louvisa's)
  • Family letters and records, cemetery stones and census.

    Contributed by:

    Jill Kathryn Fogle Michielsen, E-mail bobnjill@infoblvd.net, for additions, questions and/or information of more descendents.