Samuel David Hampton

Male19 February 1833–26 July 1916

Brief Life History of Samuel David

When Samuel David Hampton was born on 19 February 1833, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wade Hampton, was 20 and his mother, Ruth Byrd, was 20. He married Rachael Peterson on 16 December 1850, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Jacks Creek Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 26 July 1916, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Burnsville, Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel David Hampton
Rachael Peterson
Marriage: 16 December 1850
Wade Hampton
Caroline Quintilla Hampton
Achsah Hampton
Ruth Hampton
Margaret Hampton
Christena B. Hampton
Rachel Sarepta Hampton

Sources (14)

  • Samuel Hampton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel D Hampton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Samuel David Hampton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1850Wake, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 20

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 29

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    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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