James Bennett Hampton

22 July 1850–10 August 1893 (Age 43)
Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James Bennett

When James Bennett Hampton was born on 22 July 1850, in Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, James Thomas Hampton, was 26 and his mother, Martha Ruth Bracken, was 30. He married Christina about 1872, in United States. He lived in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 10 August 1893, in Waterflow, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Jewett Valley Cemetery, Jewett, San Juan, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bennett Hampton
Susan Lucretia Keele
Marriage: about 1874
Martha Elizabeth Hampton
James Bennett Hampton
Dabney Alexander Hampton
Henry Livingston Hampton
Jonathan William Hampton
Rose Elvira Hampton
Charles Agustus Hampton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1874Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) indicates opened as Ellisdale 04/03/1856. Name changed to Crescent City 05/16/1857. Name changed to Crescent 06/18/1883.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Story Highlight

    Levi Martin Hampton Story

    Story written by their daughter Roselia Hampton Mills Interviewed and compiled by Boyd and Coleen Warenski Juliette DeGraw and Levi Martin Hampton My father, Levi Martin Hampton, was born on the 30t …

    Sources (11)

    • James B Hampton in entry for Dabney A Hampton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas B Hampton in household of Martha R Hampton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James B Hampton, "United States Census, 1880"

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