Hampton

Maleabout 1863–

Brief Life History of Hampton

Hampton was born about 1863, in Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States. He married Eugenia M. Ross about 1882, in Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States.

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Hampton
1863–
Eugenia M. Ross
Marriage: about 1882

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1882Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 0

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1865

    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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