Saturday, May 22, 2010

Surname Saturday -- FLETCHER (Ontario? Quebec?)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ahnentafel list each week. I'm up to number 61, who is Sarah Sephrona Fletcher (ca 1802-????).

My ancestral line back to Sarah is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14. Charles Auble (1848-1916)
15. Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

30. James Abram Kemp (1831-1902)
31. Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

60. Abraham James Kemp, born 04 November 1795 in Fredericksburgh, Addington County, Ontario, CANADA, and died after 1881 in Norfolk County, Ontario, CANADA. He was the son of John Kemp and Mary Dafoe. He married 16 April 1818 in probably Prince Edward County, Ontario, CANADA.
61. Sarah Sephrona Fletcher, born 07 July 1802 in perhaps, Quebec, France or Lower Canada; died after 1861 in probably Hastings County, Ontario, CANADA.

I do not know who Sarah's parents are. The only information about Sarah's maiden name, birth date and marriage date was obtained from a typed transcription of a Kemp family Bible record of her grandson, John Evans Kemp, which is now in the possession of the Orange County Genealogical Society, Huntington Beach, California, and was accessed at the Huntington Beach (CA) Public Library.

The birth place of France is based on the 1851/2 Census records but this is not proven since the 1861 Census records show her born in Ontario. Also, the 1851 and 1861 census places her birth year about 1806/7. The 1851/2 census records indicates that Sarah's religion was "R.C." which is, I assume, Roman Catholic. That correlates well with the "France" birthplace in the 1851/2 census.

I have searched the available online Ontario and Quebec birth/baptism records for a Sarah or Sephrona Fletcher (and for a "Sephrona" without a surname) without success. I have also looked for a Fletcher family, without success, in Prince Edward County, Ontario where their first children were baptized.

If there are any Kemp cousins that haven't contacted me about the Abraham and Sarah (Fletcher) Kemp family, I would appreciate hearing from you at

1 comment:

Tamura Jones said...

This Google search
"Sarah Sephrona" -fletcher
finds just a few occurrences of that first name where the last name is not Fletcher. It may be worthwhile to check these genealogies out.