James Tremper1

#1504, (6 November 1799 - 4 March 1872)
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Daniel Tremper1 (1770 - 1845)
Mother*Ariette Kieffer1 (c 1773 - 1841)


Eleanor Davis b. 1809, d. 1897
Children 1.Mary Ann Tremper+1 (1826 - 1889)
 2.William Tremper20 (1828 - 1858)
 3.James B Tremper20 (1830 - 1851)
 4.Letty Tremper+20 (1832 - 1923)
 5.Lucinda Cerchival Tremper+20 (1835 - 1882)
 6.Michael Tremper21 (1838 - 1840)
 7.Jane "Jennie" Tremper+20 (1841 - 1905)
 8.John Davis Tremper+20 (1845 - 1923)
 9.Emeline Tremper+20 (1845 - 1912)
 10.Ellen Tremper+20 (1849 - 1935)
 11.Daniel Tremper+20 (1851 - 1925)
 12.Arietta Tremper20 (1854 - 1877)
He was a carpenter.2 
Birth*6 November 1799He was born on 6 November 1799 at Whiteport, Bloomingdale, Ulster Co., New YorkG.3,4 
1800He appeared on the census of 1800 in the household of Daniel Tremper at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG; (neis. John Tremper (26-44), fam. 9227; Lawrence Keefer (45+), fam. 9243.)5
circa 1805He removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer to Chaumont, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1805 with brother John and families.6,7,8 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer at Brownville, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Britton, Livingworth, Smith, Paver, Abel Tremper.)9
between 1810 and 1814He removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer between 1810 and 1814 with all children from New York to Ohio. Daniel's sister, Catherine, and her family also came to Ohio at or about the same time.10 
Marriage*16 December 1824He married Eleanor Davis on 16 December 1824 at Clermont Co., OhioG.11,12 
1840He and Eleanor Davis appeared on the census of 1840 at Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. Daniel Tremper, Samuel Collard, Johnson Tremper, Wm. Tremper.)13 
30 October 1850He and Eleanor Davis appeared on the census of 30 October 1850 at Dist. 22, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. Wm. (36) and Mary (39), fam. 2735; James (26) and Susan (23), fam. 2730; Samuel Collard and Mary, fam. 2727.)14 
18 June 1860He and Eleanor Davis appeared on the census of 18 June 1860 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. William and Mary Tremper, fam. 367.)2 
26 October 1866He left a will on 26 October 1866 at Clermont Co., OhioG.15 
15 July 1870He and Eleanor Davis appeared on the census of 15 July 1870 at Amelia P.O., New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG.16 
Death*4 March 1872He died on 4 March 1872 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG, at age 72.17 
Burial*7 March 1872He was buried on 7 March 1872 at Greenmound Cemetery, New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG.18,19 


  1. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), online http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/tremper.htm
  2. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. James (59), b. NY, carpenter; Ellen (51), b. England.
  3. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, compilers, American Ancestry, twelve volumes (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887-1899), XI:61, "b. Nov. 6, 1799."
  4. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Tremper Pioneer Family", names birth location as Whiteport, Bloomingdale, Ulster Co. NY.
  5. [S269] 1800 U.S. Federal Census. M (26-44) [Daniel]; F (26-44) [Ariette]; m (16-25) [____]; 2 m (<10) [Michael, James]; 3 f (<10) [Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret],.
  6. [S209] John A. Haddock, The Growth of a Century: as illustrated in the history of Jefferson County, New York, from 1793 to 1894 (Philadelphia: Sherman and Co., 1894),
    Jonas Smith and Henry A. Delemater were the first settlers in the town. They came from Ulster county. New York, as agents for LeRay, with several others, among whom were Timothy Soper, with his brothers James and David R., M. Esselstyu and Peter Pratt. They came in a boat by way of Oswego, in 1801. sailing into Chaumont Bay, named on old maps "Nivernois" bay, after the Duke de Nivernois, a French nobleman. It was also called " Hungry Bay." They ascended Chaumont Bay about two and a half miles and began a settlement on the north bank of the stream, at what is now known as "Old Town Spring." They built a double log house for a store and dwelling, and also a frame building, but the location was found to be inconvenient and unhealthy, and it was abandoned. In 1808 they established themselves where the present village of Chaumont stands, which was surveyed into a town-plot the same season. During that year Smith & Delemater erected a saw-mill on the site of the Copely mill ; a warehouse was built, and Luther Britton opened the first tavern where the Elliott House stood, and later occupied the old Coffeen House, a stone structure which is yet standing on the north side of the bay, in a good state of preservation. Afterward Samuel Britton opened a tavern, but finally removed to the shore of the St. Lawrence river, opposite Linda's island. Before settling in Chaumont he traded the lot on which the court-house in Watertown now stands for a barrel of whisky.
    Several families from Ulster county located here at this time, and for a year or two the settlement flourished ; but in 1806 Smith & Delemater failed, lake fevers were prevalent, several deaths took place, and the growth of the village received a check. The first death was that of Timothy Soper, who was drowned in 1803. In 1805 a vessel was begun by a New Yorker by the name of Jones, who died before it was finished. Nancy Smith opened a school that year, being the first teacher in Chaumont. Delemater cleared the first land on Point Salubrious, so named by LeRay because of its freedom from malaria, in 1803, on a farm afterward owned by Harry Horton, who settled there in 1810. The first actual settler on the Point was James Horton, in 1806. Its freedom from sickness and the importance of its fishing interests, promoted its rapid settlement.
    By 1805 Daniel and John Tremper had settled on the Point and Henry Thomas had opened a store of goods at Chaumont. Other early settlers on the Point were Silas Taft, Stephen Fisher, David and Joseph Rider.
  7. [S237] William H. Horton, editor, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y 1684–1890 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Journal Company, 1890), p. 557: "In 1805 James Horton moved the families of Daniel and John Tremper to the Chaumont settlement, and the next year came with his own family from Colchester, Delaware County, and located on Point Salubrious, where he was the first permanent settler. The Tremper's were tanners, in which business they engaged soon after locating here."
  8. [S581] Jere. Coughlin, compiler, Jefferson County Centennial 1905 (Watertown, N.Y.: Hungerford-Holbrook Co., 1905), "In 1805 [James] LeRay made very liberal offers to mechanics to settle in Chaumont and in Feb. of the same year John M. Tremper and Daniel Tremper, brothers, tanners by trade came here led by these inducements. James Horton, who was relied upon as a wagoner in going to and from distant markets, brought the Tremper families with his ox team from Kingston N.Y. to their new home."
  9. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Daniel (26-44); Ariette (26-44); 2 m (10-15) [Michael and James], m (<10) [John Lawrence or Johnston]; 2 f (10-15) [Catherine and Margaret], 2 f (<10) [Leah and Anna Maria].
  10. [S520] VWH, In NY 1810 census; son William b. OH 1814 (need OH rec. for Anna Maria and Daniel).
  11. [S419] Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994/1997/2013, index and images, online FamilySearch.org.
  12. [S617] Clermont County Genealogical Society, compiler, Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio 1800–1850 (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1979), online Ancestry.com, p. 220, citing 2:106; James Trumper [sic] to Eleanor Davis 16/Dec/1824 by Samuel G. Lowry.
  13. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. M 40-50 [James], 2 m (5-9) ; F (30-40) [Eleanor], f (<5) [Lucinda] , f (5-9) [Letty], f [10-14] [Mary Ann].
  14. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. James (49), carpenter, b. NY; Ellen (39), b. England.
  15. [S1678] Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998, index and images, online Ancestry.com, Clermont Co., Wills, Vol. K, 1868-1873, pp. 403-405, imgs. 236-237/357. Names wife Eleanor as sole heir and executor, with th eknowledge of his children: Mary A Green, Letta A Arnold, Lucinda Hicks, Jane Tremper, Emeline R Tremper, John D Tremper, Ellen Tremper, Daniel Tremper and Arietta Tremper. Dated 26 Oct 1866, witn. Hezekiah Lindsey and J Tritt; proved 2 Apr 1872.
  16. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. James (70), b. NY, journeyman carpenter; Ellen (62), b. England.
  17. [S534] Clermont County Cemetery Photo Project, Clermont County Genealogical Society, online www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/cemeteries/index.html, standing grave marker: James Tremper / Born in Chamont Jefferson Co. / New York / Nov. 6, 1799 / Died Mar. 4, 1872.
  18. [S534] Clermont County Cemetery Photo Project, online www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/cemeteries/index.html, standing grave marker: James Tremper / Born in Chamont Jefferson Co. / New York / Nov. 6, 1799 / Died Mar. 4, 1872. Image viewed at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/cemeteries/.
  19. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old worn standing grave markers. Eleanor, Wife of James, 5 Jul 1809 – 11 Feb 1897; James Tremper, b. Chaumont Jefferson Co. NY 6 Nov 1799, d. 4 Mar 1872. Greenmound Cemetery, New Richmond, Clermont Co. OH. Memorials 78808377 and 78808590, created by and photos added by gibrell.
  20. [S230] Tremper Family Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  21. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old fallen grave marker. Michael, son of J & E Tremper, d. 6 Feb 1840, aged 2y 18d. Narrative: Parents James Tremper (1799 - 1872) and Eleanor Tremper (1809 - 1897); bur. Greenmound Cemetery, New Richmond, Clermont Co. OH. Memorial 78809310, created by and photo added by gibrell.