Andrew WEMPLE

Male Abt 1739 - Bef 1834  (~ 94 years)


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  • Name Andrew WEMPLE 
    Born Abt 1739  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1834  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I474  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Myndert WEMPLE,   b. Bef 09 Nov 1701, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1739, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Mother Sarah MILLS,   b. 10 Dec 1707,   d. Bef 1798  (Age < 90 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1730 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena BRATT,   b. Bef 14 Jul 1745, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married 04 Nov 1765 
    Children 
     1. Myndert WEMPLE,   b. 24 Aug 1766,   d. Bef 1856  (Age < 89 years)
     2. Andries WEMPLE,   b. 02 Nov 1768, Fonda, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1812, Baltmore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Pieter Conyn WEMPLE,   b. 17 Mar 1771,   d. Bef 1773  (Age < 1 years)
     4. Pieter Conyn WEMPLE,   b. 20 Jun 1773,   d. Bef 1783  (Age < 9 years)
     5. Hendrick WEMPLE,   b. 07 Sep 1775,   d. 02 Apr 1856, Ashville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. 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)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth unknown; removed from Maryland to Schenectady, NY, 1759; m. Helena, daughter of Andries A. Bratt and Elizabeth Wemple, November 4, 1765; she was baptized July 14,1745; was large property owner at Fonda, NY, where be became an early settler; in (the) Revolution; was (a) Captain in Col. F. Fisher's Reg., but became a Loyalist, fled to Canada leaving his family behind and was a Lieutenant in Butler's Rangers, and his property here was confiscated; did not return to the U.S., . . . 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.

      One of his descendants has furnished the following:

      Andries Wemple is termed in the history of the Wemples as being an adherent of the King, in the Revolutionary War, and his property was confiscated. The true history of him is as follows, he was a captain of a troop, as they called it in those days, serving under Sir. Wm. Johnson during the French and Indian Wars and until the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, he was in continuous intercourse with Sir Wm. Johnson up to the point of the latter's death and afterwards with Sir John Johnson, the son, being an officer under both of these men. It can be readily seen why he followed the advice of Sir John Johnson and went with him and his party to Canada. Sir John told him that the outbreak would be of short duration, and if he allowed himself to be mixed up with it, his property would be confiscated by the King after the Rebellion was suppressed, therefore, he, with most of the others who had served previously under the Johnsons, accompanied Sir John to Canada, first having sent his wife and children to Chrisopher Yates, her brother-in-law, in Schenectady, who reared her entire family along with his own.

      It was afterwards known to his family that upon arriving in Canada, he and some others who went with him were much dissatisfied with their position and condition. Andries fought a duel with a British officer who cast reflections on the military courage of the Dutch whigs, including General Philip Schuyler; shortly after this he, with a party of others, attempted to return home but all are supposed to have been massacred, for not one of them was ever heard from again. His wife died broken-hearted.

      He was a large land owner and farmer. The homestead built by him, with its large elms which he set out, still stands being latterly know as the James Lansing property about half way between Caughnawaga, on the Mohawk and Johnstown. In olden times his property joined that of Sir Wm. Johnson's.

      Prior to his removal to Canada he was, during the early part of the Revolutionary War, a captain in the Tryon County Militia under Colonel Fred'k Fisher. . . .

      The article A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE THIRD BATTALION by James F. Morrison was sent to me by William W. Wemple of Newport, OR via internet on October 30, 2000. The following is an excerpt from that article:

      . . . On May 15th, 1780, Captain Andrew Wemple with several men in his company
      deserted from the Third Battalion and fled to Canada in the wake of an
      invasion soon to be launched by Colonel Sir John Johnson from Canada into
      the Mohawk Valley. . . .


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