James Kemper
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James Kemper (1753 - 1834)

Rev James Kemper
Born in Cedar Grove , Clovelly , Warrenton, Fauquier Co, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Jul 1772 in Fauquier County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Feb 2014
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Biography

Religious Leader, Revolutionary War Veteran, Educator. Reverend James Kemper was most known for his contributions to Presbyterianism in Ohio and Kentucky. The Virginia native served as a soldier for the United States during the Revolutionary War which brought him to the West. He briefly settled in Tennessee in 1783 and worked as a surveyor before moving to Kentucky where he operated the commonwealth's first public school. He became licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Transylvania and acted as the first catechist west of the Allegheny Mountains nominated by his mentor and teacher, David Rice. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1790 and became the first ordained minister in the Ohio River Valley. He founded and organized several churches including the First Presbyterian Church in Walnut Hills, where he finally settled with his family. He founded Lane Seminary in 1818 which grew immensely during the following decades. He died when he was 80 years old during the first major cholera epidemic in Cincinnati. Several streets in Hamilton County are named for him and his log cabin house has been preserved as part of the Sharon Woods Heritage Village.


Marriage

Husband: @P934@
Wife: Elizabeth Fishback
Child: John Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Peter Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Sarah Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Frederick Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Judith Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: James Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Charles Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Elizabeth Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Agnes Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Alice Kemper
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: 7 September 1738
Place: Virginia, USA

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Sources

  • Genealogy of the Kemper Family in the United States: Descendants of John Kemper of Virginia; with a Short Historical Sketch of His Family and of the German Reformed Colony at Germanna and Germantown, Va Willis M. Kemper, Harry Linn Wright

read online at https://archive.org/stream/genealogykemper00wriggoog#page/n74/mode/1up

A Memorial of the Rev James Kemper by Andrew Carr Kemper. http://books.google.com/books?id=zllDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=Rev+James+Kemper&source=bl&ots=qZeL3UO1CZ&sig=yTsF12u6Fb6VHdChScxsEzKuEs8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Wb8OU-D7JujcyQHs5IDYCw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Rev%20James%20Kemper&f=false

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18122147

http://www.walnuthillsrf.org/throwback-thursday-lane-theological-seminary/

  • Source: S500003 WikiTree Publication: MyHeritage <a href='http://www.wikitree.com' target='wikitree'>www.wikitree.com</a> Collection Media: 10109 https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10109-46500843/rev-james-kemper-in-wikitree Certainty: 4 Rev James KemperGender: MaleBirth: Nov 23 1753 - Cedar Grove (now Clovelly) near Warrenton,Fauquier Co, VADeath: Aug 20 1834 - Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, VAFather: John Peter KemperMother: Elizabeth Kemper (born Fishback)Wife: Judith Kemper (born Hathaway)Child: Frances KemperPhotos: Event: Record Role: 10109:46500843


  1. Source: #S-1369438787 Page: Source number: 2045.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CB1. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=682267&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1717 Birth place: Marriage date: 1738 Marriage place: APID: 1,7836::682267
  2. Source: #S-1369438787 Page: Source number: 391.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: FYC. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=682268&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1717 Birth place: Ge Marriage date: 1738 Marriage place: APID: 1,7836::682268
  3. Source: #S-1369438787 Page: Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=410848&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1722 Birth place: VA Marriage date: 1738 Marriage place: APID: 1,7836::410848
  4. Source: #S-1369438787 Page: Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=410849&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1723 Birth place: VI Marriage date: 1738 Marriage place: APID: 1,7836::410849


Acknowledgements

Kemper-314 was created by Starr G through the import of Everybody_s Cousin.ged on Feb 25, 2014.



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Kemper-724 and Kemper-231 appear to represent the same person because: The information matches
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Kemper-586 and Kemper-231 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse and dates
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