Thomas Wade Hampton , Jr.

Brief Life History of Thomas Wade

When Thomas Wade Hampton , Jr. was born about 1830, in Slab Camp, Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Wade Hampton, was 35 and his mother, Lucy Matthews, was 33. He married Nellie Jane about 1860, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Harrison, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Rutland, Harrison, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died in 1909, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wade Hampton , Jr.
1830–1909
Nellie Jane
1842–
Marriage: about 1860
William F. Hampton
1861–
Mary E. Hampton
1863–
Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Hampton
1869–

Sources (2)

  • Thomas Hampton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Hampton, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1848

Historical Boundaries 1848: Harrison, Kentucky, United States

1861

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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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