Amelia Caroline Chapman Kempton was born 20 March 1835 in Hubbardsville, Madison County, New York, United States to Welcome Chapman (1805-1893) and Susan Amelia Risley (1807-1888) and died 13 March 1913 Clear Creek, Box Elder County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Jerome Bonaparte Kempton (1820-1899) 28 October 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

Vital Stats


Both Rosetta Anise Chapman (1834-1914) and her sister Amelia Caroline Chapman (1835-1913) were married to Jerome Kempton (Late 19th Century - LDS Polygamous Family)

Brigham Young 1848 Pioneer Company


After leading his first historic 1847 Vanguard Company to blaze the trail to the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young (1801-1877) and many of the others returned back to Winter Quarters to collect their families and the rest of the church.

This family was numbered with the 1229 pioneers in 397 wagons make the 1,031 mile trek in 86 days (May 26 to Sept 24) and would be amongst the first of hundred plus wagon trains that would make the same journey over the next 24 years.

Children of Jerome and Amelia Kempton

  1. Mary Amelia Kempton (1852-1869)
  2. Hyrum Kempton (1854-1868)
  3. Florence Kempton (1854-1854)
  4. Lorin Bonaparte Kempton (1855-1939)
  5. Dell Roy Kempton (1858-1941)
  6. Erastus Kempton (1860-)
  7. Leafy Ann Kempton (1864-1940) - m. Newton Brigham Neal
  8. Charles Levi Kempton (1866-1918) - twin, m. Jane Louise Badger
  9. Charlotte Cordelia Kempton (1866-1948) - twin, m. William Arthur Bull
  10. Rufus Fabush Kempton (1868-1943) - m. Olive Viola Campbell
  11. Luther Welcome Kempton (1869-1943)
  12. Lucinda Isabell Kempton (1871-1947) - m. Charles Forest Lockwood

Offspring of Jerome Bonaparte Kempton and Amelia Caroline Chapman (1835-1913)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Amelia Kempton (1852-1869)
Hyrum Kempton (1854-1868)
Florence Kempton (1854-1854)
Lorin Bonaparte Kempton (1855-1939)
Dell Roy Kempton (1858-1941)
Erastus Kempton (1860-)
Leafy Ann Kempton (1864-1940)
Charles Levi Kempton (1866-1918)
Charlotte Cordelia Kempton (1866-1948)
Rufus Fabush Kempton (1868-1943)
Luther Welcome Kempton (1869-1943)
Lucinda Isabell Kempton (1871-1947)



Vital Records

1910 US Census

Taken Clear Creek, Box Elder Co,

  1. Luther W Kempton (M-39) - Son
  2. Amelia Kempton (F-73) - Mother/Widow


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