I looked further in the census - and am sure I was mistaken now about
Erastus Kimble boarding with the Kasek family in 1880 in Wahpeton, Dakota
Territory. That was wrong.
In the 1820 census (below), it may be the elder Erastus, James L.'s father
and Ida's grandfather.
In the 1850 census (below) it looks like elder Erastus is living with his
daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Ellen. Inez is a daughter of Erastus'
daughter, Mary B.Kimble who married Daniel Newton --- at least these relations are
listed in OneWorldTree.
The 1910 census (below) in Los Angeles is Erastus E. Kimble, probably the
son of James L. Kimball, and the brother of Ida Kimble Bacon Blanding (DB's
I also found land records in Minnesota (1835, 1839) and Wisconsin
(1857) for an Erastus Kimble.
Below is one listing on oneworldtree for Erastus Kimble. There is a lot
more there on the ancestors of Erastus Kimble and Nancy Ainsley. For what's
it's worth. Perhaps you've got all this.
Aloha, Donna (hope I didn't make too many transcription errors here:-))
OneWorldTree - Ancestry.com
D: 2 Feb 1875 Marengo, Calhoun, MI, USA
wife: Nancy Ansley
Birth: 1790 in [city], Wayne, PA, USA
Death: 16 Apr 1868 in [city], Calhoun, MI, USA
Children Sex Birth
Ellen Kimble F
Elizabeth F Kimble F
Sarah A Kimble F
Mary B Kimble F
James L Kimble M
Delinda Kimble F
Ruth Kimble F 1816 in [city], [county], PA, USA
Name: Erastus Kimble
Township: Middle Smithfield, Delaware, Palmyra, Upper Smithfield, and
Roll: M33_111 Page: 5 Image Number: 11
1870 Census - Hastings, Barry Co., Michigan, 25 Aug 1870
Roll:M593_661 Page:152 Image:381
Bancroft, James W. 45 Male White Rector of Emmanuel Church b. VT abt
" Sarah 43 Fem White Keeps House
b. PA abt 1827
Newton, Inez E. 18 Fem White
b. MI abt 1852
Kimble, Erastus 82 Male White Farmer
b. PA abt 1788
Chamberlin, Elizabeth 45 Fem White
b. PA abt 1825
Kimble, Ellen 32 Fem White Dressmaker
b. PA abt 1838
1910 Census Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California :
Name: Erastus E. Kimble
Age in 1910: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Wisconsin Father born: PA; Mother b. VT
Race: White Gender: Male Occupation: Carpenter - from Home.
First marriage; Married 10 years
Married to Mary An Kimble age 45; 2nd Marriage. Married 10 years. Four
Children, four living in 1910. Born in Louisana. Father born ?Denmark? Mother
born ?Ireland?. Speaks English. Occupation: ?Doctor?
Series: T624 Roll: 81 Part: 2 Page:154B Year: 1910