Joseph Hampton (1765-1802) and Mary Hathaway (1768-1854)

Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

I’ve relied on online sources beyond Ancestry.com for information: Adkins Family Genealogy, and Walker/Lehman/Bellas/Teele Families, and The Fairfax Hamptons.

Joseph Hampton was born December 22, 1765 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the thought to be the son of John Wade Hampton III and Mary Gunnell. John served in the American Revolution as a Dragoon with the 1st Continental Light Dragoons (also known as Bland’s Horses), a mounted regiment of the Continental Army.

Mary Hathaway was born November 19, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is thought to be the daughter of John Hathaway and Sarah Lawson Timberlake. John Hathaway served in the American Revolution, commanding a militia company in Virginia. See Mary’s parents’ Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Joseph is said to have served in the American Revolution at age 10.

Joseph and Mary were married on April 9, 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 7 children, and farmed in Vauquier County, Virginia. They owned slaves.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Virginia are lost, but tax records show a Joseph Hampton in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1789 and in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1799. I found the tax records on Binns Genealogy, a helpful website for getting around Virginia’s missing records.

Joseph died on October 15, 1802 in Fauquier County, Virginia. An abstract of his will at Ancestry.com lists his children.

Mary Hampton is found on the 1810 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Alfred was 9); 2 males aged 10-15 (Frances was 12 and Joseph was 13); 2 males aged 16-25 (Jeremiah was 18 and Lawson was 20); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 14); 1 female aged 26-44 (Mary was 42); 2 slaves.

Mary married Phillip Cooksey sometime after 1812. (Phillip had been widowed, and had fathered many children with his first wife.) There’s a page from a court case involving Mary available on Ancestry.com. The executors of Joseph Hampton’s will reported that Mary had married Phillip Cooksey, so redistribution of assets was required.

On the 1820 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 15 in the household: 1 male aged 26-44; 1 male aged 45 and over (Phillip was 63); 1 female aged 45 and over (Mary was 52); and 12 slaves. There were 8 people engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in again in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79 (Phillip was 73); 1 female aged 60-69 (Mary was 62); 2 male slaves age 10-23; 2 female slaves under age 10; 1 female slave aged 10-23; 2 female slaves aged 24-35.

Phillip is thought to have died in 1836. I can’t find Mary on the 1840 US Census. There’s information on Ancestry.com about another court case in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1839 when one of Phillip Cooksey’s sons sued the other beneficiaries of his father’s estate. It states that Mary lived in Virginia at the time. Phillip Cooksey’s slaves were named in the documents: Woman Page, about 50; Boy William, about 35; Woman Eliza & Child; Boy George; Woman Maria, age 35 & Child Jonah, age 15 months; Man Jim, about 50; Man Stephen, upwards of 60; Girl Elizabeth; Washington, aged 23; and Betty, age 10.

On the 1850 US Census, Mary Cooksey was 82 and living in Linton, Vigo County, Indiana with son Alfred, age 49; his wife Huldah, age 44; 8 children; and a 75-year-old black woman named Sarah. I wonder if Sarah was a former slave. Mary’s daughter Susannah Hampton Weeks and her family lived in Vigo also.

Mary died November 11, 1854 in Vigo, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway:

John Hampton – John was born in 1788. He married Sarah Weeks on December 28, 1807 in Fauquier County, Virginia. It is thought that they had children born in Kentucky. It is also thought that John later married Nancy Tennison, and that they had children born in Tennessee and Kentucky. John and Nancy are found on the 1860 and 1870 US Census living in Missouri with a daughter and her family. It is thought that John died in 1870.

Lawson Hampton – It is thought that Lawson was born about 1790. They only mention of him is in his father’s will.

Jeremiah Hampton – Jeremiah is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susannah Hampton – Susannah was born on January 29, 1796. She married Lewis Lunsford Weeks on February 8, 1810 in Loudoun County, Virginia. They lived in Kentucky and Indiana, and had 10 children. She died on June 13, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Hampton – Joseph was born in 1797 in Virginia. He married Judith Owens on December 21, 1820 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He died August 18, 1859 in Mason County, Kentucky. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis Hampton – It is thought that Francis was born in 1798. The only mention of him is in his father’s will. I can’t find a marriage record, but there is a Francis Hampton on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. He appears to have a wife and children.

Alfred Hampton – Alfred was born in 1801 or 1802 in Virginia. He married Huldah Cochran on November 24, 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had at least 8 children. By the 1840 US Census the family lived in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on July 20, 1876 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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