While researching my Kimbrell line, I stumbled across some early grants just after the Rev. War. In Burke County GA near present day Sardis: Charles Kimbrel 250 acres 12/5/1785, Charles Kimbal 300 acres 3/7/1785 (on Beech Branch), Charles Kimbrel 200 acres 6/6/1786 (Paris Path runs through this piece), Charles Kimbrel 164 acres 4/26/1791 (near Boggy Gut), James Kimbrel 150 acres 11/5/1798, and Walker Kimbrel 250 acres 9/30/1798. In 1785, Mary Murry received 200 acres on Beech Branch, in trust for her husband John Murray. Mary Murray was a Kimball. This land was said to be 'in the fork of Boggy Gut and Panther Branch' Panther Branch has not been identified on any maps, however Beech Branch does fork off of Boggy Gut and Mary's plat clearly shows Beech Branch with 2 streams emptying into it. These streams are not named on the plat.
The 250 acres that Charles received 12/5/1785, was later sold to a Sanders Walker. This land was on Braswell's Branch on the eastern side of Briar Creek in Burke County. Sanders Walker amassed many hundred acres and sold them to Jones family to be a plantation. We know it today as Millhaven Plantation.
I still have not been able to tie my William Kimbrel b 1799 to any ancestors. I have his line down to me, but cannot bridge the gap to any of the Kimbrels that received land grants above. My guess is that Charles was the father to Walker and James and brother to Mary Murray. He was probably the father of my William because a piece of the land that Charles received, appears to be a piece that shows up later with Williams name on it. When William died in 1862, he had near 1000 acres of land in the same vicinity.
I find the name Walker Kimbrel interesting. A connection to the mentioned Sanders Walker? Rev. Jeremiah Walker? Ann Walker? Charles W. Kimbrel? There has to be a connection!
What do you think?