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


Johan F. 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 us
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, Richmond, VA.
Montgomery County's Revolutionary Heritage: Page 153-154
Frederick Slemp
Captain Love's Comapany
Virginia Historical Magazine
April 1939
Virginia Magazine
Vol. 47 Pg. 154
Virginia Historical Magazine

"The Slemp Family in the USA"

"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).

According to family legend: Friedrich  and Mary Schelmp sailed from Amsterdam, Holland.  Jacob was born on the ship. The ship landed at Norfolk, VA.

John Frederick Schlemp settled near Sugar Grove (Rye Valley), in Wythe Co. (now Smyth Co.) VA