He was the son of Peter Kemple and Gertrude Gouverneur.
He was the owner of a factory known as West Point Foundry Assn., and he produced the first effective cannon ever cast in the US. He received special patronage from the US government.
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, p. 1400; Who Was Who in America. Historical Volume, 1607-1896, Chicago, 1963, p. 290.