Wade M Kemp

Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Wade M

When Wade M Kemp was born in 1833, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ellis Beverly Kemp, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Pankey, was 19. He had at least 1 son. He lived in Stewart, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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Ellis Beverly Kemp
Elizabeth Pankey
Larkin Broomfield Kemp
John Kemp
Wade M Kemp
Uzza Jefferson Kemp
Jenks Hinder Kemp
Tabitha Frances Kemp
Henry Murphy Kemp
Talitha Kemp
James Allen Kemp
Lucy Elizabeth Kemp
Permelia Elizabeth Kemp
Ellis Newton Kemp
John Kemp

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World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 2

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Wade M Kemp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wade Kemp in household of Ellis B Kemp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wade Kemp in entry for Luster Kemp, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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