When Delphia Elizabeth Hampton was born on 27 February 1833, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Hampton, was 31 and her mother, Delpha Brodie, was 28. She married John William Gulledge in 1849, in Decatur, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Decatur, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and District 5, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She was buried in Decatur, Tennessee, United States.
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places called Hampton, including the cities of Southampton and Northampton (both of which were originally simply Hamtun). These all share the final Old English element tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, but the first is variously hām ‘homestead’, hamm ‘water meadow’, or hēan, weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’. This surname is also found in Ireland, having first been taken there in the medieval period.
History: The descendants of the clergyman Thomas Hampton, resident at Jamestown, VA, in 1630, lived in VA through three generations, multiplying their homesteads as the colony expanded and then branched into SC. This very common English name was brought independently to North America by many other bearers.
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