Polly Kemp

Female1760–1799

Brief Life History of Polly

Polly Kemp was born in 1760, in Mississippi, United States as the daughter of Caleb Kemp. She married Cader Raby Jr about 1795, in St. Helena, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1799, in Livingston, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 39.

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Cader Raby Jr
1780–1834
Polly Kemp
1760–1799
Marriage: about 1795
Mary Davis Raby
1796–1884

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  • Marriage
    about 1795St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (6)

    1776

    Age 16

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 16

    """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."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 21

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    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 ancient Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .

    Dutch and North German (North Rhine-Westphalia): from the personal name Kempe, Kampe; see 1 above.

    Dutch and Flemish: 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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