Jane WEMPLE

Female 1757 - 1840  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Jane WEMPLE 
    Born Dec 1757  near Caughnawaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 07 Sep 1840  Syracuse, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1693  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Hendrick WEMPLE,   b. 1730,   d. Aft 1790  (Age > 61 years) 
    Mother Aefje VAN EPPS,   b. (BEF. 5 Jan 1734/35),   d. Bef 1830 
    Married 11 Jan 1755 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John STARIN,   b. 31 Aug 1754,   d. 19 Feb 1832  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1781  Caughnawaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry STARIN,   b. 10 May 1781, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871  (Age < 89 years)
     2. Joseph STARIN,   b. 29 Apr 1783, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1873  (Age < 89 years)
     3. Myndert STARIN,   b. 31 May 1786, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1876  (Age < 89 years)
     4. Evelina STARIN,   b. 01 Aug 1789, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1884  (Age < 94 years)
     5. John STARIN,   b. 1792, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1882  (Age < 89 years)
     6. William STARIN,   b. 29 Mar 1793, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1883  (Age < 89 years)
     7. Charles Hanson STARIN,   b. 18 Nov 1796, Kinderhook Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1886  (Age < 89 years)
     8. Elizabeth STARIN,   b. 20 Oct 1799,   d. Bef 1894  (Age < 94 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following is from an unpublished manuscript, written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913, sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI.

      She was born in December 1757, near Caughnawaga. In 1780 she was married to John Starin, a son of Philip F. A. Starin, who was born August 31, 1754. Jane died in Syracuse, NY September 7, 1840

      THE STARIN FAMILY, edited by Wm. L. Stone in 1892, says that Jane Wemple, wife of John Starin, died September 4, 1840, aged 88 yrs., 3 mos., and 2 day. This is an error, because it would place her birth on June 2, 1752, which was three years before her parents were married, hence her age of 88 years is also incorrect. Jane and her husband are buried beside each other in a private burying-ground located at the intersection of the old and new roads from Fultonville to Glen, on the hill at the southern limits of the former village, situated on the farm new owned by Mr. Lewis Van Epps and which came into his possession through Jane's grandfather, John E. Van Epps. Jane's remains were removed from Syracuse by her granddaughter, Mrs. Chas. B. Freeman, who erected a gravestone over them, which bears the record that she was born Dec. 6, 1756. This date is probably also incorrect and is no doubt just one year earlier than it actually occurred, because his sister, Alida, was born, as shown by authentic record, in the early part of 1756 and it is improbable that Jane was born in the latter part of that same year.

      Jane's husband kept an inn on the south bank of the Mohawk River, directly opposite the village of Caughnawaga, and slight traces of the foundation may still be seen (2896) on the lot facing River Street in the village of Fultonville and located about one hundred and fifty feet from the corner of Washington Street.

      Jane was mentioned in the will of her grandfather, John E. Van Epps, which was dated July 4, 1791, and a full text of it is contained in the sketch of her father.

      Stone in THE STARIN FAMILY makes some very wrong statements concerning Hendrick Wemple, Jane's father, but as it is unnecessary to go to the length of refuting his assertions, they will be passed unremarked. The liberty is taken, however, of quoting her reference to Jane:

      His daughter, Jane, was also on the same Wemple family, who together with the Fonda, Vroomans and Veeders founded in 1761, the Dutch Church at Caughnawaga, which stone Church, erected in 1763, was pulled down in 1865. She was a very neat old lady, and her grandchildren well recall the short gown (spun and woven by herself) that she wore, and its pockets, fastened by a string around the waist, and worm underneath the gown, which had to pulled up whenever she wished to reach its contents. She always carried in it some tid-bits for the boys. She lad long survived the numerous atrocities which she had been compelled to witness; and being a keen observer, with a remarkable retentive memory, she had in store a thousand legends of that stirring period. Often on a winter's night, while the flames went roaring up the high chimney, and the fire-light merrily played among the flinches of bacon hanging from the smoked rafters overhead, she would, as she was knitting - for she was never idle - recount to her grandchildren gathered around her many adventures in a newly-settled country, and the sufferings endured by herself and kindred when forced to fly on the approach of the savage hordes of St. Leger.

      At the breaking out of the Revolution, the Wemple family, as may be inferred, from what has been said, at once ranged themselves on the side of the Colonists, becoming the staunchest of most ardent Whigs in the Mohawk Valley. They were together with Heinrich Staring, in the bloody fight at Oriskany, and as a consequence of their zeal, were among those marked out by Sir John Johnson and Captain Walter Butler of the tomahawk and firebrand. Indeed, I have now before me, as I write, an old manuscript (handed down to me my my father), yellow with age and almost crumbling to pieces on which (written more than a century ago) are inscribed in faded ink the names of those who suffered for their patriotism during the raid of St. Leger, and among those names are those of the Wemple family.


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