Some history on Johann Frederick Schlemp
During the Revolutionary War, Frederick Slemp served as a Private
in Capt. William Love's Company, Montgomery Co., VA.
his name was included on a recently erected monument on the Symth Co. Courthouse lawn.
arrived on the ship "Sally" Oct. 5, 1767..(S-H I, 715) Strassberger & Hinke PA. German Pioneers
Schlemp-Will 17 February 1807. In the name of God, Amen. I Frederick Slimp
of the county of Wythe and State of Virginia being very sick and weak in
body but of a perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling
unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men
once to die do make and ordain this last Will and Testament that is to say
principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to the Earth to
be buried a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors
nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same
again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and
dispose of the same in the following manner and form - First I give and
bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife the third part of the plantation I
now live on with all my household furniture, my Garden and Spring House
with my dwelling house during her natural life and after her decease the
said Tract to be equally divided between my two youngest sons Frederick
and John with all my plantation tools of all kinds forever. I give my
granddaughter Caty Low one cow forever. The residue of my stock to be
equally divided between my three sons Michael, Frederick and John forever.
My part of the Iron Works on Roans Creek which is one third part is to be
sold and equally divided between my wife, my four sons and five daughters-
Jacob, Michael, Frederick, John my sons and Elizabeth, Ury, Caty, Barbara,
Mary my daughters, forever. I also do constitute my wife Mary Executrix
with my son Frederick Executor of this my last will and testament as
witness my hand and seal this day and year of our lord one thousand eight
hundred and seven. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and delivered by
the said Frederick Slimp as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of
Michael Buster, Christian Reaser, Robert Scott, Margaret Scott
Additonal informaiton on the Slemp, Schlemp, Slimp family can be found through the following sources:
Virginia State Library,
"The Slemp Family Papers" pg 1
"Leonard Shoun and his
wife, Barbara Slemp."
John Frederick Slemp (Schlemb) is listed as a passenger on the Ship Sally, John Osman, Master, which sailed from Rotterdam, October 5, 1767, last from Cowls (Isle of Wight).