William Hampton

1832–17 August 1892 (Age 60)
Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life 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 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
Mary E. Jones
Marriage: 25 November 1873
Jenette E. Hampton
Mary Josephine Hampton
Thomas Henry Hampton
Edgar Wilbur Hampton

Spouse and Children


    Mary E. Jones


25 November 1873
Licking, Ohio, United States


    Jenette E. Hampton


    Mary Josephine Hampton



    Edgar Wilbur Hampton


Parents and Siblings



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 the 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 name is also established in Ireland, having first been taken there in the medieval period.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Hampton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hampton in household of Thomas Hampton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Hampton, "United States Census, 1880"

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