A family history written by a son of Emanuel Quivers lists Sarah “Polly” Kemp as a daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Quivers and a sister of Emanuel. Quivers Family Notes, typescript photocopy, Charles City County Richard M. Bowman Center for Local History Archives. This information is somewhat inconsistent with other documentary evidence, but is accepted for the purposes of this register as correct. 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. Polly Kemp is further described in the deed of emancipation as a mulatto woman of dark complexion about five feet three inches high and about forty four years of age. Charles City County Deed Book 9, pp 314-16. The family history erroneously describes Polly as married to Christopher Kemp, when in fact Christopher was the name of her son. Finally, the family history states that Polly died in Richmond at the age of ninety-nine years, nine months and ten days. 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. Stephen Kemp, husband of Polly, was named a Trustee of the First African Baptist Church for the Monroe Ward, 04 DEC 1848. First African Baptist Church Minutes, microfilm copy Library of Virginia. Christopher Kemp was also a member of the church and was dismissed by letter 03 JUNE 1849, when he apparently left the state. Polly and her children risked being sold back into slavery by remaining in the state after their emancipation.