Posted By:Betty Hill
Subject:Re: Brooks, Brand, Kemp, Camp, and related families
Post Date:October 04, 2010 at 16:23:08
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Forum:Paulding County, GA Genealogy Forum
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Don't know if you are still interested in this but I have this info on James Kemp father of Sterling Kemp. James Kemp was married to my Aunt when he was killed. He was about 70 yrs old and she was about 29. I have the note that was sent to her telling her that her husband had been killed by the train.

Killed Near Acworth.
Mr. James Kemp Killed by Passenger Train.

Mr. James Kemp while driving a mule over the crossing from Dallas street to Cherokee street was struck by No. 93, a south bound passenger train, Wednesday morning and instantly killed.

Mr. Kemp was watching a freight train, which was passing on the side track, and there being no watchman to direct him, drove on the main line and the front wheels of the wagon was struck by the engine. Mr. Kemp and the mule were hurled about sixty feet, the mule on Cherokee side and the body and wagon on Dallas side of the track. The body was lifeless when reached, having sustained severe injuries about the head and shoulders. They lived in Paulding County. He started out to go to Dallas but changed his mind and went to Acworth instead.

The body was taken charge of by the depot authorities and turned over to J. F. Collins, undertakers, and the family of the deceased notified at once.

The deceased was about seventy years of age and is survived by a wife and a son, Mr. Sterling Kemp, of near Red Rock.

Mr. Kemp was a highly respected citizen of the Roxana district and was well known in Acworth. Acworth Post.

He is buried in Cross Roads Cemetery Paulding Co Ga and has a tombstone put up by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Apparently my Aunt was his third wife as I have a page of family records that list a Martha Kemp who died in 1864 and a Mary Kemp who died in 1905. His death is also written on there.

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