Sarah Ann Kemp

10 September 1850–1 January 1923 (Age 72)
Carleton Rode, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Kemp was born on 10 September 1850, in Carleton Rode, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Button Kemp, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Bilham, was 26. She married Orson Charles Sheppard about 1874, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Graham, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910. She died on 1 January 1923, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Charles Sheppard
Sarah Ann Kemp
Marriage: about 1874
Ella Rea Sheppard
Susan Sheppard
Joseph Sheppard
Sadie Deloras Sheppard
Adelina Bea Sheppard
Walter Raymond Sheppard
Tottie Alice Sheppard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1874Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Beauten Kemp - Life Snapshot

    Birth: Apr. 11, 1820 Bunwell Norfolk, England Death: Jun. 4, 1876 Saint George Washington County Utah, USA Son of Robert Kemp and Martha Button. Married Elizabeth Bilham, 13 May 1840, Bunwell, N …

    Sources (22)

    • Sarah Shepherd in household of Austin Shepherd, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sarah Kemp in entry for John R Hartman and Ella R Howe, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Sarah Sheppard, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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