William Hampton

Male1832–17 August 1892

Brief Life History of William

When William Hampton was born in 1832, in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Hampton, was 31 and his mother, Emily Stone, was 21. He married Margaret E. Brelsford on 15 January 1857, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 17 August 1892, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William Hampton
1832–1892
Mary E. Jones
1842–1919
Marriage: 25 November 1873
Jenette E. Hampton
1875–1876
Mary Josephine Hampton
1876–1900
Thomas Henry Hampton
1878–1949
Edgar Wilbur Hampton
1882–1915

Sources (26)

  • William Hampton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hampton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Wm Hampton, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1873Licking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 4

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 28

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union 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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