Barent B. WEMPLE

Male Bef 1704 - Bef 1799  (< 94 years)

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  • Name Barent B. WEMPLE 
    Born Bef 29 Oct 1704 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1799 
    Person ID I351  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Barent Janse WEMPLE,   b. 1656, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 88 years) 
    Mother Volkje Symonse VEEDER,   b. 1662, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1760  (Age < 97 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Debora WEMPLE,   b. Bef 30 Oct 1710,   d. Bef 1805  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married 02 Sep 1732  Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Barent B. WEMPLE,   b. Bef 03 Jun 1733, Fonda, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1813, probably Fonda, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
     2. Johannes WEMPLE,   b. (BEF. 16 Feb 1734/35),   d. Bef 1745
     3. Susannah WEMPLE,   b. Bef 09 Oct 1737,   d. Bef 1832  (Age < 94 years)
     4. Volkje WEMPLE,   b. (BEF. 4 Jan 1740/41), Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1812
     5. John Barent WEMPLE,   b. Bef 01 Dec 1745, one mile east of Caughnawaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1787  (Age > 41 years)
     6. Maria WEMPLE,   b. Abt 1748,   d. Bef 1843  (Age ~ 94 years)
     7. Ariaantje WEMPLE,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Bef 1840  (Age ~ 89 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1743, he resided near Fonda, Montgomery County, NY being one of the first settlers of that locality; was a first lieutenant in the 3rd Reg. of Militia, Col. Guy Johnson, prior to the Revolution; was one of the 100 Patentees to whom were granted 100,000 acres on the south side of the Mohawk River, and also one of 39 who received the Hyde grant of 40,000 acres on the Hudson River; belonged to the Associated Exempts, Captain Jelles Fonda, during the Revolution War and saw active service; lost much property in the two Sir John Johnson raids, of 1780, on the Mohawk Valley. WBW

      The following is from a manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. This manuscript was written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913. The manuscript was never published.

      He was born in Schenectady and baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church of that place on October 2 9, 1704, the record of the same being recorded on page 155 of MINUTES ACCOUNTS, MARRIAGES, BAPTISMS, 1683-1728 and in the following form, to wit:

      October 29 Namen Ouders (parents) Getuygen (witnesses)
      Barent Wemp Epharim Wemp
      Barnhardus Volkije Symon Gesina Beekman

      Although he was baptized Barnhardus, he was always called and wrote is name in the shorter form of Barent; the latter name was no doubt really given him and the former appearing in the record, was in all probability due to a license taken by the minister when inscribing it on the record.

      On page 173 of the same record is found the registry of the baptism of his wife Debora Wemple, daughter of Jan Wemple and Ariaantje Swits, on October 30, 1710, as follows:

      1710 Kinderen Ouders Getuygen
      Ober Jan Wemp and Barent Wemp and
      Debora Adriana Swits Susanna Swits

      They were married at Schenectady, September 2, 1723, it being entered on the Dutch Reformed Church book entitled RECORD OF BAPTISMS 1730-1783, on page 327, and they are designated as young man and young daughter, these being the terms then used to show that neither had ever before contracted a marriage.

      After the old Schenectady church has outgrown its capacity and usefulness, a paper was circulated in July 1730 to solicit subscriptions for the erection of a new church and to Barent Wemp, junior, signs for two pounds (Pearson's HISTORY OF THE SCHENECTADY PATENT, PAGE 354).

      His brother, Jan Barentsen, deeded to him a lot in Schenectady on February 27, 1728, which was conveyed by the Trustees of the Town to their father, Barent, on February 11, 1703, and by the latter transferred to his son, Jan Barentsen, March 9, 1709, (see document No. 48). The above mentioned lot was on the east corner of State and Center streets and the front of the lot is now occupied by the Carley House. The deed conveying this lot is valuable for several reasons. It proves that Barent and Jan were brothers, and sons of Barent, besides, identifying Barent Jr.) as a resident in after years, of another locality. On March 22, 1743, Barent (Jr.) and his wife Debora, who are designated as of the Mohawk Country, in the County of Albany, convey the some lot in Schenectady, together with other property, to Ava van Driessen, of Albany (see document No. 50). This deed effectually proves that, in 1743, he had moved with his family out to the Mohawks Country, which was the designation given to that part of the valley of the Mohawk River lying west of Amsterdam (Pearson's HISTORY OF THE SCHENECTADY PATENT), and as he also at this time in the same deed conveys property on Van Slyck's Island, just west of the city of Schenectady, which came to him through his grandfather, Jan Barentsen Wemp, to whom half of the island was granted on November 123, 1662 (document No.15). is establishes fully the identity and descent of this one time resident of Schenectady but subsequent pioneer of the Mohawk Valley.

      He was among the first settlers of the them wilderness surrounding the vicinity of the present village of Fonda, NY locating on a good sized tract of land about one mile below the village. The left his property to his two sons Barent and Johannes, the latter living on his portion the remainder of his lifetime (see document No. 64).

      In the SIR Wm. JOHNSON MANUSCRIPTS, volume 1, page 44, State Library, Albany, NY is the following letter written to General Johnson at Mount Johnson:

      Hon'd Sir,

      This evening Meheart Van Dusen agoing home, in Corle Van Eapses pasture saw the two Seneka Indians that left your Hon'd house yesterday, one of them being murdered, returned and made report of it.

      Captain Cornyne and I summonsed several of the neighbors as jury, but on our coming to Barents Wemple's we examined the Indian, he calles himself Tom, who confessed that he had murdered the other. We examined the corpse and found several cuts with a hatchet in the same places he had confessed. We summonsed such of the neighbors as understood Indian. We have desired them to certify that they understood the Indian, and would be glad to know what your honor would have done further in the affair. Mr. Hendrick Wemple will receive your commissions.

      We are Hon'd Sir, your faithful humble servants, Saturday evening.

      John Butler.
      Piter Conyn.
      Jelles Fonda.
      Avert Van Eps.
      Barent Wemple.
      . . .

      He was one of the one hundred patentees to whom one hundred thousand acres of land was granted November 30, 1769, lying on the south side of the Mohawk Rover (see document No. 53), and with thirty-nine other persons participated in a grant of forty thousand acres, on the Hudson River, with which a new township was to be erected called HYDE. This second grant is recorded in volume 16, BOOK OF PATENTS, at page 409, on file in the office of the Secretary of State, Albany, NY

      In both of the raids made by Sir John Johnson, on the Mohawk Valley, May 22, 1780 and October 18, 1780, he suffered the loss of property to the value of L222.5.0, and a certified copy if his loss may be seen by examining document No. 62.

      Prior to the Revolutionary War, he was first lieutenant under Captain Henry Hansen, in the third Regiment of the Militia Foot, commanded by Col. Guy Johnson. The famous Revolutionary patriot Col. Frederick Visher, was second lieutenant of this company. The original return of the officers of this regiment for the year 1761 is preserved in the State Library, Albany, NY, in the SIR Wm. JOHNSON MANUSCRIPTS, volume 16, page 83 (for certified copy see document No. 67).

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