Just received but have not yet digested this data. Bill Kemp and I share a common great-great-grandfather in James Riley Kemp (16 Aug. 1845 – 26 Nov. 1916), though only Bill is a direct line male descendant. Accordingly, we do our Kemp DNA tracing using Bill's DNA.
Gary Pace & Bill Kemp
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Our Kemp Line is
Richard Kemp (~1715 - ?), married ~ 1735, is mentioned in the Johnston Co., NC, deed books as father of Henry Kemp.
Henry B. Kemp (1743 – 1818) married Dinah (? - ?). He was born in Queen Annes Co., MD (?), and migrated with his father Richard to Johnston Co., NC. After Wake County was created from Johnston, Cumberland and Orange Counties. Henry, in 1806, migrated from Wake Co., NC, to Wilson Co., TN, and then later to the Defeated Creek area of Smith Co., TN. Some sources have the migration beginning from Granville Co., NC, which was just north of Wake Co., NC.
Suspect Burrell Jr’s father was Murphy Kemp, but it could have been Murphy’s brother Burrell Kemp Sr.
Burrell P. Kemp Sr. (~1771 – 1 Sep. 1826/1827) was born in NC/VA and married Nancy Foster/Fauster (1765/1775 – ~1835) [1830 USC/MIL] on 15 Dec. 1791, in Wake Co., NC. Their children included:
William Murphy Kemp (21 March 1770 – 1851/1860) [1820 USC] [1830 USC] [1840 USC] [1850 USC]. Born in Granville Co., NC, and married Sarah See (22 Apr. 1775 - ?); died in Smith Co., TN. They had ten children:
Burrell P. Kemp Jr. (7 Apr. 1794 - 1883) [1840 USC] [1850 USC] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] [1880 USC] married Elizabeth Jane Smith Roveling/Rawlings/Rowlings/Romling/Romeling (1795/1796 – 1870/1880) [1850 USC] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] on 3 Nov. 1813 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. By 1814 they were living in Old Kemp Hollow #1, on Peyton's creek, near Monoville, Smith Co., TN, on a land grant from NC in Indian Territory. Burrell was a farmer, both Burrell and Elizabeth were literate (?). They had nine children, among them a son Larkin, born 1822/1824. After Elizabeth’s demise in the early 1870s, Burrell Jr. married Jane Russell (~1828 - ?) [1880 USC] on 27 Sep. 1874 [SCTMR]; there were no issue from this union.
Larkin Kemp (16 Sep. 1822 – 24 Aug. 1909) [LDVT] [LDVHK] [birth-LKB] [1850 USC] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] [1880 USC/MTN] was born in Old Kemp’s Hollow #1 and raised in Smith County, Tennessee. It is thought the Kemps emigrated from England. He was a farmer and a successful miller and pioneer operator of water-driven mills in central Tennessee. He first had corn meal and wheat flour mills on Payton's Creek in Smith County, then mills in Macon County, Tennessee, after he migrated. Larkin married Ann McClain Sutton (9 Oct. 1825 – 6 Nov. 1906) [LDVT] [LDVHK] [birth-LKB] [BDVFB] [1850 USC] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] [1880 USC/MTN], daughter of James S. and Mary Franklin Cornwell Sutton Jr., 17 Oct. 1844 [LKB] in Smith Co., TN, and to this union were born nine children. (Ann McClain Sutton was sister to Jesse Kemp’s wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Crown Sutton, and to Asa Kemp’s second wife, Manerva Jane Sutton Brooks.) The spelling of “McClain” is as recorded in Larkin Kemp’s bible and in an old Sutton bible in the possession of Larry Kemp 2004. [NOTE: Some family records give Larkin’s DoD as 16 Aug. 1909.] Born in TN, Larkin and Ann died in Macon Co., TN and are interred in the Smalling-Adams Cemetery in Lafayette, Macon Co., TN.
James Riley (Riley) Kemp (16 Aug. 1845 – 26 Nov. 1916) [LDVT] [LDVHK] [birth-LKB] [BDVFB] [1850 USC] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] married Manerva/Manetta (Mary) Frances Brockett (2 July 1850 – 17 June 1879) [1870 USC], daughter of Benjamin Franklin (Frank) and Louise Goad Brockett, on 28 Oct. 1869 [SCTMR] [LKB]. Upon her demise, he wed her caregiver, Ellen Dora (Eldora) Sloan (16 Feb. 1860 – 22 Aug. 1942) [LDVT] [LDVHK] [1860 USC] [1870 USC] [1880 USC] [1900 USC], daughter of John Milton and Nancy Parkhurst Sloan, granddaughter of Jason R. Sloan, great-granddaughter of John Sloan, on 3 July 1879 [SCTMR]. Per their STCDs, Riley died of “valvular disease of the heart” complicated by chronic cystitis and Eldora of Angina. Riley and Eldora are buried in the Sanderson Cemetery on Sanderson Branch Road, Pleasant Shade, Smith Co., TN.
Riley’s family included two sons who are the roots of Bill Kemp’s and Gary Pace’s trees
Bill Kemp’s branch begins here:
Rufus Jefferson (Jeff) Kemp (6 Mar. 1881 – 14 Oct. 1962) [LDVT] [1880 USC] [1920 USC] [1930 USC] (SSN 408-64-7088, age 76) married Susan (Susie) Beasley (25 Sep. 1887 – 29 Jun. 1937) [LDVT] [1920 USC] [1930 USC], daughter of Henry and Sarah Alice (Alice) Taylor Beasley, on 16 Oct. 1904 [SCTMR] [Kemp Bible]. [NOTE: Some family records have Susie’s DoB as 25 Sep. 1886.] Jeff and Susie produced two sons and a daughter:
Curtis Draper Kemp (30 Mar. 1911 – 18 Feb. 1966) [LDVT] [LDVSS] [1930 USC], born and died in Pleasant Shade, Smith Co., TN, who married Dorothy Mai Hackett (16 Mar. 1913 – 24 Feb. 2005) [BDVT] [LDVSS] [LDCO] [1930 USC], born in Pleasant Shade, Smith Co., TN, daughter of Hugh West and Myrtle Arthenia Sanderson Hackett, on 2 June 1929 [MDCO] in Riddleton, Smith Co., TN. They were married by Squire W. S. Payne, J.P. Curtis, a share-cropper on Rufus Jefferson Kemp’s farm, died at age 55 from a stroke and, per son Bill, “the stress and tribulations trying to feed and clothe a large, growing family.” He was a dairy and tobacco farmer and a carpenter. Life on the farm was hard with work beginning before sunup and continuing until dark – probably the usual way of life on a farm. Dorothy worked at the Carthage Shirt Company from 1955 until her retirement in 1991. They are buried in Sanderson’s Cemetery. Curtis and Dorothy had 11 children.
Curtis Draper Kemp is related to the Murphy Kemp, pere, line by blood and by marriage. He married Dorothy Mai Hackett, her father being Hugh West Hackett, son of Levi Washington Hackett. Levi married Permelia Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kemp, youngest child of John Wilson Kemp, a son of Murphy Kemp, pere. Curtis Draper Kemp himself was son of Rufus Jefferson Kemp, R. J. or "Jeff" Kemp being a son of James Riley Kemp. "Riley" was a son of Larkin Kemp and Larkin was a son of (we believe) Burrell Kemp, Jr. Burrell Kemp, Jr. was a son of Murphy Kemp, pere.
Billy Kenneth Kemp (1931 – ?), born in Pleasant Shade, Smith Co., TN, married Jimmie Sue (Sue) Walker (1934 - ?), the daughter of Robert Alford and Chauncie Louise Reynolds Walker & stepdaughter of Donald Matthew Thomas, 1953 in Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN. They had one child and reside in Martinez, GA.
Gary Pace’s branch begins here:
James Marshall (Marshall) Kemp (8 Oct. 1873 – 1 Oct. 1967) [LDVSS] [1880 USC] [1900 USC] [1910 USC] [1930 USC/LAL] married Ferbia/Phaerby (Ferbie/Furbie) Jane Mathews (1 Nov. 1876 – 31 Oct. 1951) [1880 USC] [1900 USC] [1910 USC] [1930 USC/LAL], daughter of John M. (Doc) Mathews and his second wife Mary A.Brown, on 13 Dec. 1894 [SCTMR]. [NOTE: Some family histories give Ferbie’s DoB as 1 Nov. 1877.] James and Ferbie were born in Smith Co., TN, where they raised all but one of their children, and relocated to the Athens, Alabama, area in 1913. After Ferbie’s death, Marshall married Zadie Unknown (Miss Zadie), who was a good wife to him and got along well with his children. James and Ferbie are laid to rest at Athens, Limestone Co., AL.
Marcellus (Cellus) Kemp (8 Oct. 1895 – 27 Dec. 1992) [1900 USC] [1910 USC] [1920 USC/SOH] [1930 USC/SOH], born in Monoville, Smith Co., TN, married Amy Hodges (26 Apr. 1897 – 31 Dec. 1998) [1930 USC/SOH] [LDVSS] of South Carthage, daughter of David Peterson and Sallie Payne Hodges, on 9 June 1920 in Carthage, Smith Co., TN, and resided in Akron, Summit Co., OH, where Cellus was a foreman with B.F. Goodrich Co. Their daughter was Marcella Latelle. Marcellus and Amy are interred in Rosehill Memorial Park, Summit County, Akron, Ohio.
Marcella Latelle Kemp (1921 - ) [1930 USC/SOH], born in South Carthage, TN, married Henry (Hank) Alexander Pace (7 Mar. 1914 – 9 Sep. 2000) [LDVSS], son of Alexander and Anna Shatkowski Pacevitz, 1945 in Akron, OH.
Their eldest son was:
Gary James Pace (1946 - ) married Susan (Sue) Ann Quickstad (1947 - ) 1972.