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Samuel Kemp

Also Known As: "Kempe"
Birthplace: Probably, England
Death: after circa 1697
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Kempe and Ann Kempe
Husband of Sarah Kemp
Father of Samuel Kempe; Abigail Blood; Jonathan Kempe; Amos Kempe; Ann Kempe and 6 others
Brother of Matthew Kemp and Esther Foster

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Samuel Kemp

1. Samuel Kemp. Born ca 1640. Samuel died in Charlestown, Mass aft 1697; he was 57.

One of several signers of petition to the General Court for permission to trade with the Indians, 17 May 1658, in Chelmsford

Samuel was referred to as "kinsman" in the will of Edward Kemp. It is a widely held belief that Samuel was probably a nephew of Edward.

On the basis of Samuel being sufficiently old enough to sign a petition in the General Court in 1658 (minimum age would have been 18), the estimated birth date would be late 1639 or early 1640.

Samuel is last noted in Groton in 1692, when a listing of families shows him assigned to one of the garrison houses. Not long after that list, Groton was attacked by the Indians. Samuel and Sarah left Groton. It is not known where they removed to at this time, but they are next found in Charlestown in 1697, when both signed a deed transferring land to their son, Samuel, Jr.

On 23 May 1662 when Samuel was 22, he married Sarah Foster, daughter of Andrew Foster (ca1579-1685) & Ann ?? (-1692), in Billerica, Mass. Born on 23 May 1642 in Andover, Mass. Sarah died in Charlestown, Mass aft 1697; she was 54.

They had the following children: 2 i. Samuel (1662->1707) 3 ii. Abigail (1665->1695) 4 iii. Jonathan (1668-ca1753) iv. Ann. Born on 16 May 1671 in Andover, Mass.

5 v. Mehitable (1673-1768) 6 vi. Zerubbabel (1677-1762) vii. Sarah. Born on 18 Apr 1679 in Andover, Mass.

7 viii. Bethiah (1683-)

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Samuel Kemp's Timeline

October 15, 1637
October 15, 1637
St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 24
Massachusetts, United States
March 27, 1664
Age 26
Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 27, 1665
Age 27
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 6, 1668
Age 30
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
January 4, 1671
Age 33
Groten, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 16, 1671
Age 33
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 4, 1672
Age 34