Margaret Buchanan Frances Hampton (Preston) (1818 - 1852)

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Birthplace: Virginia
Death: Died in Columbia, Richland , South Carolina, USA
Managed by: Patsy Grace Fischer
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About Margaret Buchanan Frances Hampton (Preston)

Source for following is Find A Grave memorial #64005381, Trinity Epis. Cath. Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA:

Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston (1818-1852) Born: January 13, 1818, Abingdon, Virginia Father: Francis Preston, US Rep from Virginia, US Senator from Virginia and General of the Virginia Militia; Mother: Sarah Buchanan Campbell, daughter of Revolutionary War Gen. William Campbell.; Sister of William Campbell Preston, US Senator from SC and later pres, of South Carolina College (now Univ. of SC)

First wife of Wade Hampton, III, whom she married, October 10, 1838.

She died June 27, 1852, survived by her husband and four of their children: Wade Hampton IV, age12; (Thomas) Preston Hampton, age 9; Sally Hampton, age 7; and Harriet Hampton, age 4.


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Parents:
 Francis Smith Preston (1765 - 1836)
 Sarah Buchanan Campbell Preston (1778 - 1846)

Spouse:
 Wade Hampton (1818 - 1902)

Children:
 Thomas Preston Hampton (1843 - 1864)*
 Sarah Buchanan Hampton Haskell (1845 - 1886)*
 John Preston Hampton (1846 - 1847)*
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Margaret Buchanan Frances Hampton's Timeline

1818
January 13, 1818
Virginia
1838
October 10, 1838
Age 20

Further quotes from "Wade Hampton" by Cisco:
"The third Wade Hampton traveled extensively, on business for his father and on vacations with the family. It was at White Fulphur Springs that he met Margaret, the youngest daughter of Sarah Preston and her late husband, former congressman Francis Preston. Wade and Margaret had probably known each other since childhood. The Prestons were a family long prominent in southwestern Virginia, and it was Margaret's brother, John, the attorney, who had married Wade's aunt Caroline in 1830. Wade and Margaret courted at the Virginia resort. They were married in a ceremony at the bride's home in Abington, Virginia, on October 10, 1838. Both were twenty years old. Tradition called for an extended wedding trip, after which they settled back in South Carolina."
"Wade confided to James DeVeaux that he was "married and happy." "The newlyweds called their home 'Sand Hills'. It was just outside Columbia."


1840
March 2, 1840
Age 22
1841
December 12, 1841
Age 23
1843
November 26, 1843
Age 25
November 26, 1843
Age 25
1845
September 7, 1845
Age 27
1846
December 12, 1846
Age 28
1848
June 13, 1848
Age 30
1852
January 27, 1852
Age 34
Columbia, Richland , South Carolina, USA

"Wade Hampton, Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman," by Walter Brian Cisco, page 39….."on June 27, 1852, Margaret Hampton died. The cause is not known. At age 34 Wade Hampton III was a widower. His four unmarried sisters would care for the surviving children. Son Wade IV was eleven, Preston nine, Sally almost seven, and Harriet four.