Polly Kemp and her children (Christopher, Stephen, John and Sarah) were emancipated in 1843 by Andrew Johnston, executor of Robert Johnston. The connection, if any, between the Johnstons and the Harrisons of Berkeley is unknown. The deed describes the grantor as “late of the City of Richmond,” but at the time of the making of the deeds a resident of Adams County, Illinois. Polly is described in the deed of emancipation as POLLY BURGESS before her marriage to STEPHEN KEMP, a slave belonging to Isaac Davenport of the City of Richmond. The Inventory of Benjamin Harrison V, Signer of the Declaration of Independence lists two slaves by the name Polly Burges, so a connection to Berkeley seems apparent. Sarah Kemp is described in the deed as about five years old, a dark mulatto “well looking.” Charles City County Deed Book 9, pp 314-16. Polly Kemp is listed as a 50 year old head of household in the City of Richmond Census of 1850. Also listed are children Stephen, age 19, Sarah E., age 10 and William, age 9. Polly and her children risked being sold back into slavery by remaining in the state after their emancipation. See Polly Kemp for additional family history.