Gilbert Kemp (Kaempf)

Born: circa 1716/1717 - Rhine Palatinate, Germany
Died: before March 31, 1794 - Frederick County, Maryland
Buried: Gilbert and his wife are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland. Fort Detrick acquired the original Kemp Cemetery and relocated the graves to Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A road on the west side of Ft. Detrick now covers the cemetery.
 
Service: Gilbert Kemp served in Maryland (Patriotic Service). Gilbert paid for services rendered. Gilbert was a juror to the Oath of Allegiance in 1778 in Frederick County, Maryland. During the Revolutionary War, Gilbert was a private under Captain Stephen Ramsburg.
 
Family: Gilbert married Susanna Getzendanner (Margaretha Goetzandomern) on February 5, 1745 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland. Susanna was born on July 12, 1724 in Schifferstadt, Germany and died in 1814 in Frederick County, Maryland. Gilbert was naturalized September 27, 1746, in Annapolis, Maryland. Between 1755-1763, Gilbert served in the French and Indian War under Captain Stephen Ramsburg. Gilbert was appointed by George Washington to lay out some building lots in Washington, D.C. Gilbert died testate. His Will, dated June 28, 1791, Liber GM-2 Folio 516 and Codicil Liber GM-2 Folio 517 was probated March 31, 1794 at the Frederick County Courthouse, Frederick, Maryland. His son, Frederick Kemp, was executor. The will mentioned: daughters Catherine “Houx” Houck (wife of John Houck, a Revolutionary War patriot), and Barbara Brunner and sons Frederick (married Dorothy Hershberger), Gabriel, and Henry. His wife was not mentioned.
 
Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 21, pp 124; Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Frederick County Maryland 1775-1783 PP 206; Sotzing, Kemp Chronicles Book 2, Descendants of Frederick Von Der Kaempk through Grandson Johann Conrad Kaempf pp. 86, 87, 94-96; Will Liber GM-2 Folio 516 and Codicil Liber GM-2 Folio 517.