Julia Annie Hampton

Brief Life History of Julia Annie

When Julia Annie Hampton was born on 24 August 1842, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel D. Hampton, was 36 and her mother, Delilah Foster, was 31. She married Thomas Jefferson Eldridge on 29 August 1867, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 3, Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 25 April 1911, in Rickman, Overton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rickman, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Eldridge
Julia Annie Hampton
Marriage: 29 August 1867
Erasmus Harvey Eldridge
Elizabeth Rillie Eldridge
John Hampton Eldridge
Avilla Eldridge
Purrilla Eldridge
Willie Catherine Eldridge
Robert R. ( Ras) Eldridge
Jesse C. Eldridge

Sources (11)

  • Julia Hamton in household of Samuel Hamton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jula Hampton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Hampton in entry for John Hampton Eldridge, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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