Mary Polly Kemper

26 May 1794–22 December 1851 (Age 57)
Fayette, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Kemper was born on 26 May 1794, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jesse Joel Kemper, was 29 and her mother, Ann Coons, was 28. She married John E Stephens on 2 January 1817, in Henry, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 December 1851, in Oldham, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Russell Corner, Oldham, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John E Stephens
1791–1850
Mary Polly Kemper
1794–1851
Marriage: 2 January 1817
Peter Stephens
1814–1857
Isham Stephens
1817–
Allen Stephens
1833–
Alfred Stephens
1818–
Lucy Dicey Stephens
1831–

Spouse and Children

    John E Stephens

    Male1791–1850Male

    Female1794–1851Female

MARRIAGE
2 January 1817
Henry, Kentucky, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Joel Kemper

    Male1765–1847Male

    Ann Coons

    Female1766–1817Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp 1.2 Dutch: agent noun derivative of Kemp , i.e. an occupational name for someone who grew, processed, or used hemp.3 German (possibly also Dutch): habitational name from any of the twelve places named Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Polly Camper, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Kemper Stevens, "Find A Grave Index"

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