Mary Elizabeth Kemp

1 March 1838–7 December 1909 (Age 71)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Kemp was born on 1 March 1838, in Missouri, United States, her father, Dudley Kemp, was 35 and her mother, Martha Dudley, was 33. She married Solomon Tazwell Pasley Jr on 24 October 1861, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 18, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Auxvasse, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 7 December 1909, at the age of 71, and was buried in Reform, Callaway, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Tazwell Pasley Jr
Mary Elizabeth Kemp
Marriage: 24 October 1861
Elvin Price Pasley
Solomon Larkin Pasley
Henry Clay Pasley
Martha Ann Victoria Pasley
Charles Wheeler Pasley
Tazwell Solomon Pasley

Spouse and Children

    Solomon Tazwell Pasley Jr



24 October 1861
Callaway, Missouri, United States


    Elvin Price Pasley


    Solomon Larkin Pasley



    Martha Ann Victoria Pasley



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Mary Kemp in household of Dudley Kemp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Pasley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Paisley in household of Solomon T Paisley, "United States Census, 1870"

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