Thomas Hampton Genealogy

Record modified: 2023-01-21
This is my ancestor 7 generations back.

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Born: about 1744-00-00 Caroline Co, Virginia USA
Died: 1817-04-00 Wilkes Co, North Carolina USA
1. about 1770-00-00 Abigail Laws

Children of Thomas Hampton and Abigail Laws:
Judah Hampton
Nancy Hampton b. about 1773-00-00
Welcome William Hampton b. about 1775-00-00
Jeremiah Hampton b. about 1780-00-00
*Elizabeth Hampton b. 1782-03-05
Jacob Hampton b. 1786-00-00
Livingston Hampton b. 1789-00-00
James Hampton b. about 1798-00-00


married in Wilkes Co NC

Some trees claim his parents were James or Jacob Hampton 1724 + Judah Johnson 1730.

from DAR records

He was a soldier from NC in the Revolutionary War.
see NC Rev Army Accts Vol 7 p39, Folio 1 Roll #S.115 57.3
He also served as a Juror in Wilkes Co NC in 1782. see Wilkes Co Court Minutes Vol 1 p31

In the DAR database he is number A133657.

See NC Archives Record ID: 13.30.24057

Wilkes Co NC Deed Book B

1781-10-04 Between Ann, Robert, Nathan, & Jesse Rysdon and Thomas Hampton,
22 lbs 100 ac S for Stony fork Creek.
[The rest of the items on the page are dated 1795 and 1796, except one which is dated 1791.]

NC Archives

Record ID:
Surry Co NC Land Records, Thomas Hampton
Entry #391 1778-12-21; Grant #303 1780-04-03; Book 41 p41; 350 acres, On Neatman Creek beg. at a wt. oak on the North side of little Neatman [Creek]
[I'm not sure that's him.]

Record ID:
Wilkes Co NC Land Grants, Thomas Hampton
Entry #1188 1782-04-05; Grant #1746 1798-12-13; Book 99 p58; 100 acres, On Stoney Fork
[see Deed Book F p82]

Record ID:
Wilkes Co NC Land Grants, Thomas Hampton
Entry #1987 1795-06-25; Grant #1845 1799-06-07; Book 104 p7; 25 acres, On a branch of Lewis Creek fork of Yadkin River
[see Deed Book F p80]

Record ID:
Wilkes Co NC Land Grants, Thomas Hampton
Entry #34 1785-03-24; Grant #2113 1800-12-13; Book 108 p418; 100 acres, Waters of Stoney Fork Creek
[see Deed Book F p81]

Record ID:
Wilkes Co NC Land Grants, Thomas Hampton
Entry #911 1812-02-10; Grant #2863 1812-11-28; Book 127 p123; 50 acres, On N. fork of Stoney Fork
[see Deed Book G/H p421]

[Stony Creek arises NW of Stony Fork near the end of the Blue Ridge Pkwy, and feeds into the Yadkin River N of Oakdale.
Lewis Creek is now under W Kerr Scott Reservoir.]

Wilkes Co NC deed book G/H

1805-09-19 Between Jesse Allen, Sheriff and William Hampton...
(witness Richard Allen, Thomas Hampton, Henry Hampton)

1808-01-19 Between Abijah Fairchilds and Thomas Hampton;
.5 lbs .75 ac Long Branch, some waters Lewis Fork
(witness Henry Miller, Joel Fairchild)

1808-09-03 Between Abiad Fairchilds of Carter Co Tenn; and Thomas Hampton;
.5 lbs .75 ac Long Branch, some waters Lewis Ford...
(witness James Tompkins, James Green, Jeremiah Proffit)

1814-01-25 Between Thomas Hampton and Samuel Bishop... $40 .50 ac N fork Stony Fork

There are a lot of mentions in the above deed books of Sheriff William Hampton. Is he related?

Wilkes Co NC Will Book 3 p152

February the 20th, 1817

I, Thomas Hampton, being in my sound sense of memory and call
ing to mind the shortness of time and the
Certainty of Eternity, Do make my last will
and Testament as follows to wit.
1st That all my lawfull debts be punctually paid
2d That my wife Abigail shall
have one cow and calf her choice out
of my stalk one bed & furnature
& all the household furnature as long
as she remains my widow & at the
expiration of that time my house
hold furnature to be equally divided
between my two daughters Nancy & Judy.
3d I will & bequeath to my two daughters
Nancy and Judy one cow and calf each
one bed & furnature each.
4th I will & bequeath to my sons Welcombe
Jeremiah Livingston Jacob Turner
& James all my lands & tenements to
be equally divided between them & my daughters
5th My rifle gun to be my sons Livingstons.
6th I will & bequeath to my little
grandson Jesse Pollys Eldest son
fifty dollars out of what William
Holeman is due one & the ballance
to be apropriated to the use of my
7th My loving wife & my worthy
friend John Brown to be the
executors of my Last will & testament
in witness whereof I have hereunto
Set my hand & seale the day
and year above written.
Thomas Hampton (mark and seal)

John Brown
Thomas Farmer

page 1, page 2
Why is Elizabeth not named in the will?
She and Benjamin had left NC long before 1817. Perhaps Thomas gave them her share when they married, or when they moved away. Usually, though, people mention such disbursements in their will to prevent problems with the administration.

This is probably him:
1810 census Wilkes Co NC p892, Wilkesborough
Thomas Hampton 1 M <10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 45+, 2 F 10-16, 1 F 45+
[x, James 12, Thomas 66, x, x, Elizabeth 54]

There are several Thomas Hamptons in NC, but this is the only one in Wilkes Co.

This is probably him:
1800 census Wilkes Co NC p44, Morgan twp
Thomas Hampton 1 M <10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 45+, 3 F <10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
[James 2, Livingston 11, Jacob 14, (Jeremiah 20 or Welcome 25), Thomas 56, x, x, x, x, Elizabeth 44]

This is the only Thomas Hampton in Wilkes Co. It looks like there were some daughters between Livingston and James.

Is this him?
1790 census Craven Co NC p131, twp not given
Thomas Hampton 1 M 16+, 3 M 0-15, 2 F
[Thomas 46, Welcome 15, Jeremiah 10, Jacob 4, Abigail, Elizabeth]

If so, Livingston was born after 1789, Judah was born after 1790, and Nancy was married before 1790.

Or is this him?
1790 census Stokes Co NC p180, twp not given
Thomas Hampton 3 M 16+, 1 M 0-15, 7 F

If so, Welcome was born before 1775 and so was Judah, two of the other sons were born later or died young, and he had many daughters I don't know about.

Stokes Co is near Wilkes Co, but Craven Co is on the other side of the state.

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