Col. Henry Hampton

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Henry Hampton

Birthplace: Halifax County, VA, The American Colonies
Death: July 31, 1826
Cherry Field Plantation, Feliciana Parish, Wilkinson County, MS, USA
Place of Burial: Woodville, MS, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Anthony Hampton and Elizabeth Hampton
Husband of Susannah Hampton
Father of Susannah Hampton; Ann B. Hampton; John Preston Hampton and Benjamin Franklin Hampton
Brother of Margaret Bynum; Major John Hampton; Anthony Hampton, Jr.; Col. Edward Hampton; Preston Hampton and 3 others

Occupation: Trader, Planter, Officer, State Representative
Managed by: Andrew Waldo
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About Col. Henry Hampton

Military Service: Captain: "Revolutionary War" (USA)

Note: He and his brother, Edward were commissioners to the Indians in 1775 to attempt to secure a treaty of peace with them. They returned from this errand to find their parents had fallen victim from the wrath of the savages.

Obituary in the Woodville, Miss. "Republican" and the "Columbia Telescope" - praised him as a Revolutionary War hero, for his public service, and for his virture as a father and husband. "Few men possessed a greater share of public and private worth..."

Note: Trader, planter, With South Carolina militia in Cherokee War, 1776; officer, 6th S.C. Regt. Cont. Line, 1778-80; col. of own regt. of dragoons, 1781; col. State Troops, Sumter's Brigade, 1781-82. Rep. Up Country S.C. House, 1776-78; Savannah & Edisto, 1779-80; East of Wateree, 1783-84; Broad & Catawba, 1785-86, Sheriff Camden Dist.,1783-85; justice, Fairfield Co., 1785. Moved to Ga. Justice, Liberty Co., Ga., 1786; justice, Richmond Co., Ga., 1790. Rep. Columbia Co., in Ga. Senate, 1792-95. Moved to Wilkinson Co. Miss. 1805; est. Sligo and Cherry Field plantations near Woodville, Miss. Est. plantation in Feliciana Parish, La. 1816. Died and buried at Cherry Field 1826. Listed in "Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives", Vol. 3.

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Col. Henry Hampton's Timeline

Fairfield, SC, USA
July 31, 1826
Feliciana Parish, Wilkinson County, MS, USA
Halifax County, VA, The American Colonies
Woodville, MS, USA