Descendants of Swan's Island's Zachriah Kempton
Zachariah Kempton came to Harbor Island from Hampden, Maine, in 1821, and staid about four years. He, together with his brother, who came at the same time built a house and store on Harbor Island, and did considerable trading. They bought and cured fish and fitted out vessels. He soon brought his family here. His wife was Mary Evans, and they were the parents of five children. Mr. Kempton was a carpenter. He learned his trade of his father, who was a shipbuilder and one of the pioneer settlers of Frankfort. This Kempton family came to Frankfort from Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they settled when they came from England.
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