The Rampy/Rampey Family Lineage and History, including well over 1000 descendants of Johan Nicholas Rampy (1729-1781), was painstakingly compiled and published in 1993 by Edward W. Rampy, with input from Joe G. Rampy, Gordon A. Rampy, and Joe D. Rampey.  It is presented here, with a few minor edits, in PDF format.

The reader should be advised that when the book was originally published it was reasonable to suspect, that the Rampe and Rempe families of Germany were closely related to the Rampys and Rampeys in America, but that has since been shown not to be the case.  Instead, records have been found which link Johan Nicholas in a direct line of descent from Thomas Rümpi (b. ca. 1545, Switzerland) through Christian Rempi and his son, Paul.  (See "The Swiss Origins of the Rampy/Rampey Family in America.")

It should also be noted that after publication of this book, a record was found in a churchbook of Kirn, Rheinland Pfaltz, Germany, dated 15 May, 1763, for the christening of Maria Elisabeth, daughter of Johan Nicholai and Catherine Elisabetha Rempi.  This shows that the infant child which arrived in South Carolina with Johan Nicholas and Catherine in 1764 was not Peter, but instead a baby girl named Maria.  Nothing more is known of Maria at this time.

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     Edward Rampy         edgaram@comcast.net
     Gordon Rampy         

G.A.R.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
ROOTS
GERMAN ANCESTRY
THE IMMIGRANTS (To Nova Scotia)
THE IMMIGRANTS (To South Carolina)
   Passages
   The War for Independence)
PETER RAMPY
   Descendants
JOHN RAMPY
   Descendants
WILLIAM RAMPY
   Descendants
SAMUEL RAMPY
   Descendants
INCOMPLETE LINEAGE
   L. Henry Rampy
   James A. Rampey
RAMPEYS AND RAMPYS IN THE CIVIL WAR
BLANK PAGES
AUTHOR'S NOTE
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES

APPENDIX
   A.  Church Record of Johan Nicholas Rempe's Birth
   B.  The Palatines in London - Transcripts of articles appearing in the
         B-1.  Gentlemen's Magazine and Historical Chronicle.
         B-2.  Lloyd's Evening Post.
         B-3.  London Magazine and Intelligencer.
   C.  Peter Rampy's Will (transcript)
   D.  John Rampy's Will (transcript)
   E.  Nicholas (II) Rampy's Will
   F.  William Henry Rampy's Will (transcript)
   G.  Rampy Family of Pickens County, S.C.:
            Quietly Building America
   H.  Autobiography of My Life:  Tennie Zora (Rampy) Caffey
   I.  Remembrances of Nancy Parmelia Rampy
   J.  The Remby Family of Nova Scotia
   K.  Distribution of Rampy/Rampey by State
   L.  Family Remembrances of Benjamin Hill Rampy
   M.  Family Roots of this Book's Authors
        (Introduction by June Rampy Ponder to their family cookbook)

INDEX
1
3-6
7-10
11-17
19-21
19
20
23
24-216
217
218-225
227
228-229
231
232-263
265-267
268-288
289-291
293-294
295-304
305
307-308


309

311-312
313-316
317-318
319
320
321-322
323

325-337
339-344
345-346
347-363
365
367-369

371-372

373-398
 
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