Alfred L. Kime was born October 31, 1856 in Bryan, Pulaski Township, Williams County, Ohio. His twin brother, Albert Kime's death certificate lists October 29, 1856 as the birthdate. To date I have not found their birth records, so it is uncertain which date is accurate. The parents of both boys were Henry C. Kime and Sarah Ann Barnhiser Kime.
It is unknown when the Kimes moved from Seneca County, Ohio to Williams County. There are records for Springfield Township, the twins were born in Pulaski Township and Henry's Civil War records list Superior Township.
Alfred and Albert had not reached their seventh birthday when their father died in the Civil War. Henry C. Kime , age 31, mustered in on August 26, 1862 for three years of service. He died on June 22, 1863 from wounds received on May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion Hills Mississippi. They probably had little memory of him.
I do want to mention that the Kime surname is sometimes seen as Kimes. Most of Alfred's siblings and his mother are buried as Kimes.
Sometime between 1862 and 1870, Alfred's mother, Sarah, moved the family to Wyandot County, Ohio. Her parents, John Barnhiser and Susannah Brown Barnhiser, lived in the county as did her sister, Susan Barnhiser Clabaugh. Sarah, purchased land in Ridge Township where the first red star is located. Her parents lived in Carey, Crawford Township and her sister and her family in Tymochtee Township. As a recently widowed mother, there was family support nearby.
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