Hannah Kemp

17 August 1762–21 December 1814 (Age 52)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Kemp was born on 17 August 1762, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Kemp, was 58 and her mother, Mary Bradstreet, was 32. She married Joseph Sawtell on 22 February 1788, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 21 December 1814, at the age of 52.

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Joseph Sawtell
Hannah Kemp
Marriage: 22 February 1788
Aaron Sawtell
Mehitabel Sawtell
Matilda Sawtell
Hannah Sawtell
Lucy Sawtelle
John Sawtell

Spouse and Children

22 February 1788
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States




    Matilda Sawtell


    Hannah Sawtell


    Lucy Sawtelle


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+7 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 27

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: status name for a champion, Middle English and Middle Low German kempe. In the Middle Ages a champion was a professional fighter on behalf of others; for example the King's Champion, at the coronation, had the duty of issuing a general challenge to battle to anyone who denied the king's right to the throne. The Middle English word corresponds to Old English cempa and Old Norse kempa ‘warrior’; both these go back to Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or processed hemp, from Middle Dutch canep ‘hemp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Kemp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Sawtell in entry for Aaron Sawtell, "New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947"
  • Hannah Kemp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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