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.

Jeremiah Hampton (1792-1854) and Pamelia Worster (1801-1885)

Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Jeremiah Hampton was born in about 1792 (maybe 1794) in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the son of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathway. Read about them here.

Pamelia Worster was born January 19, 1801. She is the daughter of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas. John fought in the American Revolution. Read about them here.

Jeremiah fought in the War of 1812 with the Virginia Militia.

Jeremiah and Pamelia were married on September 7, 1815.

On the 1820 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (probably Andrew as an infant); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jeremiah was 28); 1 female under age 10 (Mary was 1); 1 female aged 16-25 (Pamelia was 19); 1 male slave aged 14-25; 1 female slave under age 14; 1 female slave aged 14-25.

On the 1830 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Andrew was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jeremiah was 38); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 female aged 10-14 (Mary was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Pamelia was 29); 1 male slave under age 10.

The family moved to Ohio, where slavery was outlawed. On the 1840 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Gratiot, Licking County, Ohio. There were 5 in the family: 1 male under age 5 (could be Francis as a newborn); 1 male aged 10-14 (Andrew was 11); 1 male aged 40-49 (Jeremiah was 48); 1 female aged 5-9 (Sarah was 6); 1 female aged 30-39 (Pamelia was 39).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Hopewell, Licking County, Ohio. Jeremiah was 58 and worked as a butcher. Pamelia was 50. Four children were at home: Andrew, age 21; Sarah, age 17; Francis, age 11; and Susan “Jennie”, age 5.

Jeremiah died on December 19, 1854. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Pamelia was age 69 and a widow. She lived in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois with daughter Jane, age 16; married daughter Sarah Porter, age 25; Sarah’s husband Samuel, age 30, a farmer; and their children Emma, age 3; Laura, age 1. Pamelia’s occupation is “domestic.”

On the 1880 US Census, Pamelia was age 79. She lived in Norman, McLean County, Illiniois, with daughter Jennie Bowles, age 35; Jennie’s husband Henry Bowles, age 35; and their son Oscar, age 8.

Pamelia died on September 26, 1885 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster:

Mary Alcinda Hampton – Mary was born on October 2, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Thomas Landes in Ohio. He was a farmer and carpenter. They had 6 children. She died April 23, 1904 in Norman, McLean County, Illinois. Her obituary says that she is the oldest of 12 children, with only her youngest sister Jennie surviving her. Census records on the family indicate the possibly of only 2 unidentified children, who would have been born between 1820 and 1830, and died prior to 1840. Perhaps 5 more siblings were born and died without ever showing up on a census.

Andrew Hampton – Andrew was born about 1829 in Ohio. The sources I have for Andrew are the 1850 US Census, plus mention of him being the son of this couple on Find A Grave and Ancestry.com family trees. It is said that Andrew married Sarah Ann Porter, and they had 4 children. I can find no record. He died prior to 1904 when older sister Mary died.

Sarah Louisa Hampton – Sarah was born in November 22, 1834. She married Samuel Porter, a farmer, on May 30, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had 8 children. She died January 30, 1901 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis M. “Frank” Hampton – Frank is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susan Jane “Jennie” Hampton – Jennie was born about 1845 in Ohio. She married Henry Bowles. They had 3 children, but only one lived long enough to appear on a census. Jennie died on June 17, 1925 in Los Angeles County, California. She lived there with her son Oscar.

Francis Marion Hampton (1840-1899) & Nancy Jane Kinsel (1844-1913)

Frank & Nancy are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandmother Katherine P. Hampton.

Francis “Frank” Marion Hampton was born in 1840 in Ohio. His parents are Jeremiah Hampton (who fought in the War of 1812) and Pamelia Worster (whose father is said to be John Worster, who fought in the Revolutionary War, but I haven’t proven a connection.) You can see Jeremiah’s Find A Grave memorial here and Pamelia’s here.

Nancy Jane Kinsel was born on January 10, 1844 in Ohio. Her death record lists her father as George Kinsel. There’s a Nancy Kinsel born in 1844 in Ohio whose parents are John Kinsel and Sophena Daymude. I think it’s likely that her parents are John and Sophena, but I’m not sure. Maybe George/John Kinsel is one person. I’m still working on this.

On the 1850 US Census, 11-year-old Frank lived with parents Jeremiah, age 58, and Pamelia, age 50, in Hopewell, Ohio. Sisters Sarah, age 19, and Susan, age 5, also lived in the home. Jeremiah was a butcher.

On the 1860 US Census, 19-year-old Frank lived with the Thompson family in Normal, Illinois. They were farmers, and Frank was a farmer.

Francis and Nancy married on October 23, 1862 in McClean, Illinois.

On the 1870 US Census, Frank was 30 and Nancy was 26. They were farming in Normal, Illinois. Albert was 3 and Anna was 10 months.

On the 1880 US Census, Frank was 40 and Nancy was 36. Albert was 12, Anna was 10, and Alice was 5. They were farming in White Oak, Illinois.

Francis died on October 24, 1899 in Union County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Nancy was 56 and widowed. She was farming in Grant, Iowa. Four of her children were at home: Albert, age 32; Alice, age 25; Kate, age 17; Grace, age 11.

On the 1910 US Census, Nancy was 66 and widowed. She lived with son Albert, age 42, and daughter Grace, age 21.

Nancy died on March 13, 1913 in Union, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Francis Marion Hampton and Nancy Jane Kinsel:

Albert Hampton – Bert was born in January of 1856 in Illinois. He farmed in Iowa and never married. He died in 1952. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna May Hampton – Anna was born in 1869. She married Aaron Culbertson on March 1, 1898 in Creston, Iowa. They had 4 children and farmed in Iowa. She died on February 14, 1964 in Afton, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Alice Hampton – Alice was born in 1874. She married Fred D. Werner on March 3, 1903 in Creston, Iowa. They had 7 children, and farmed in Iowa. She died in 1940. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Katherine Pamelia Hampton – Kate is Todd’s great grandmother. Read more about her here.

Grace E. Hampton – Grace was born in 1889. She married Oscar Reece on November 19, 1907 in Afton, Iowa. (Her sister Kate married Oscar’s brother Thomas Elmer Reece – they are Todd’s great grandparents.) Grace and Oscar had 3 children, and divorced. I don’t know when she died.