John De Graff WEMPLE

Male 1809 - 1873  (63 years)


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  • Name John De Graff WEMPLE 
    Born 15 Jun 1809  Caughnawaga (Fonda), NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Dentist 
    Died 10 Feb 1873  Yanceyville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Daniel Gwynn Farm Cemetery, Yanceyville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2020  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Johannes WEMPLE,   b. 14 Apr 1778, Caughnawaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1814, Rotterdam Junction, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Maria DE GRAFF,   b. Bef 1785,   d. Bef 1880, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 95 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1802 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy GWYN,   b. 30 May 1813, Yanceyville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1886, Yanceyville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1841  Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Both are buried down the road (Hwy. 158) west of their home in the Old Daniel Gwyn Cemetery (Dorothy's grandfather's land) 200 yards across the field at the edge of the woods.
    Children 
     1. Mariah Temperance WEMPLE,   b. 26 Jul 1843, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1900, Pelham, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Laura WEMPLE,   b. 18 Mar 1845, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1906  (Age 60 years)
     3. John Orlando WEMPLE,   b. 23 Sep 1848, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1914, Danville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Elizabeth Bettie WEMPLE,   b. 15 Sep 1851,   d. Nov 1851  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • The following is from an unpublished manuscript, written by William Barent Wemple II, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913 and grandson of William Barent Wemple I, sent to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

      He was born June 15, 1809, in Caughnawaga, NY. He went to New York City when he was fourteen years old and served seven years apprenticeship in the harness business. He then went to Petersburg, VA, where he lived and worked one year, then to Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, sixteen miles from Danville, VA. He worked for years, during which time he studied dentistry, attended lectures and graduated in Baltimore, MD. In March 841, he married Dorthy Gwynn, who lived four miles west of Yanceyville, NC, where he settled and lived till his death February 10, 1873. He wife was born in May 1813 and died June 4, 1886 near the place of her birth.

      While in correspondence with the widow of Douw Fonda Wemple, in 1894, the compiler was given a letter written by the subject of our sketch, which, owing to the history it contained is deemed of sufficient importance to incorporate. it is as follows:

      Dear Cousin Fonda:

      Having learned your address from cousin Yates, I have concluded to drop you a few lines. I was pleased to learn from him that you had become a member of the dental profession, with which I have been connected for more than 17 years; as you are aware, I commenced my studies with Dr. Kendall, at Utica, in 840, after leaving him I came to this place, commenced the practice of dentistry & continued until 1846, when I went to Baltimore to attend lectures in the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where I graduated in 1841. I have had a good practice for some years & have realized some money - enough to render my quite comfortable.

      I married in the spring of 1841 to a Miss Gwym, of this county. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and one son. One daughter died in infancy. Those that are living are aged one daughter 14 years last July, one 12 years old last March, only son was 9 years old last September.

      Money matters have been quite stringent her for some time, as they have been generally through the U. S., I suppose. I hope a change for the better will soon take place.

      The winter has been quite mild, so far, here.

      In looking over the January number of the Dental News Letter, I noticed a communication form D. F. Wemple of Sandusky, Ohio, to the editor, which I supposed was cousin Fonda, which reminded me that I should write to you. I should be pleased to correspond with you frequently.

      My wife & children join me in kind regards to yourself and family.

      Wishing you all health and happiness, I remain

      Your affectionate cousin,

      (signed) Jno. D. Wemple

      Dr. D. F. Wemple
      Sandusky, OH


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