Reuben Hampton

about 1756–1824 (Age 68)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hampton was born about 1756, in Virginia, United States, his father, Pvt. Jacob Hampton, was 32 and his mother, Mary Margaret Smith, was 31. He married Elizabeth about 1785, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1824, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68.

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Reuben Hampton
Marriage: about 1785
John Hampton
Miss Hampton
Jacob Hampton
Joel Hampton
Jordan (or Jourdan) Hampton
Silas Hampton
William Hampton
Chapley Hampton

Spouse and Children




about 1785
Virginia, United States


    John Hampton


    Chapley Hampton


    Miss Hampton


    Jacob Hampton


    Joel Hampton


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 2

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 24

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

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