Dr. Cary Henry Hampton

This information is being presented to our readers as an introduction to plans we have for erecting a Highway Marker in his honor. It is possible that we may also erect a Rev. War Soldier tombstone.

To date, our society has erected Highway Markers for six Rev. War Soldiers who are buried in Wayne County. The cost of the last one, which was for James Maynard, cost about $2200.00. These funds have to be raised by donations from those honoring these Patriots. Our society does not have the funds to pay for them.

We will further document Dr. Cary Henry Hampton in future editions of our newsletters. It is our hope that you and others will consider donating to this cause. Donations may be made in any amount. We would prefer that they be made by check, for we can then keep a better account of the donors. If, for any reason, the marker does not get erected, the donations will be returned to those who gave.

Donations can be made to Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society, and mailed to P.O. Box 787, Wayne, WV 25570. Any questions may be directed to Howard Osburn whose phone number is 304-272-3443 and email address is ozzie304@aol.com

 

 

Dr. Cary Henry Hampton, Rev. War Soldier

(Presented by Wylma Skean, Howard Osburn and Johnny Smith)

 

Dr. Cary Henry Hampton was born November 16, 1754 at Buckland, Prince William County, Virginia. He died August 7, 1840 in Cabell County, VA, present Wayne County, WV. He was the son of Henry Hampton and Elizabeth Cary Hobson.

Dr. Hampton served as a Surgeonís Mate during the Revolutionary War, and practiced medicine in Prince William County before settling in then Kanawha County about 1800. His wife was Elizabeth Plunkett, born February 8, 1758 in Orange County, VA and died December 10, 1802 in Kanawha County, VA. They were married May 4, 1779 in Fairfax County, VA.

He settled on a "Soldiers Claim" which was located at the present site of Marshall University. About the year 1802 a travelling artist stopped and spent some time with Dr. Hampton. During the visit, he painted a portrait of Dr. Hampton, shown at the left.

Dr. Hampton had a son named William Hampton. During the time they lived at the "Soldiers Claim", his son William married Malinda Shortridge, the daughter of Col. George Shortridge. In due time, some disagreements occurred between this couple, and she returned to the home of her parents. Soon, local gossip spread the story to the effect that Col. Shortridge was going to do harm to Dr. Hampton. Col. Shortridge decided it best he go have a talk with Dr. Hampton and straighten out the idle talk. He mounted his horse and rode to the Hampton home. Dr. Hampton, having heard the gossip, was concerned that the Colonel had come to harm him. So, just as the Colonel started through the gate, Dr. Hampton shot and killed him.

This is quite possible what caused Dr. Hampton to sell this property.

He sold this land and moved to a tract of land which he and his brother William had inherited from his father by deed dated March 10, 1778. His brother William, who spent most of his life in the area of Catlettsburg, KY, transferred his one half interest to Dr. Hampton on December 8, 1798. This land was near the mouth of the stream now known as Docks Creek. It was first known as Hampton Creek, but later was named Docks Creek in his honor.

The home Dr. Hampton built was in this area on a ridge known as Hampton Ridge. A number of years later, this farm was sold to Judge McQuinn. It was on this farm that Dr. Hampton was buried when he died on August 7, 1840 in Cabell County, VA.

This photograph is of the original burial place on Hampton Ridge. It appears to have been in fairly bad shape when this photo was taken. His body was later moved by the Department of Highways to the Maple Hill Cemetery, which is adjacent to the Docks Creek Cemetery.

At this old cemetery, near the grave of Dr. Hampton, were markers for his son Dr. Anthony G. Hampton and his wife Susannah (Love) Hampton. These markers were moved to the Maple Hill Cemetery, and placed beside Dr. Hampton's grave.

 

 

 

The family has erected a more modern marker at the grave of Dr. Cary Hampton, shown at the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below we will display the ancestry and descendants of Dr. Car Henry Hampton.

 

First Generation

1. William HAMPTON was born in 1586 in England. He died in 1652 at the age of 66 in Gloucester County, VA.

 

William HAMPTON had the following child:

        +2     i. Thomas HAMPTON, born 16 Apr 1623, VA; died 12 Oct 1690, James City Co., VA..

 

Second Generation

 

2. Thomas HAMPTON (William-1) was born on 16 Apr 1623 in VA. He died on 12 Oct 1690 at the age of 67 in James City Co., VA..

Thomas HAMPTON was married.

Thomas HAMPTON had the following child:

        +3     i. John HAMPTON, died 1718, King William County, VA.

 

Third Generation

 

3. John HAMPTON (Thomas-2, William-1) died in 1718 in King William County, VA.

Mary Ann MANN was born (date unknown).

John HAMPTON and Mary Ann MANN had the following child:

        +4     i. John Hamilton HAMPTON Jr., born 3 Jun 1683; died 18 Jan 1748.

 

Fourth Generation

 

4. John Hamilton HAMPTON Jr. (John-3, Thomas-2, William-1) was born on 3 Jun 1683. He died on 18 Jan 1748 at the age of 64.

John Hamilton HAMPTON Jr. and Margaret WADE were married. Margaret WADE was born (date unknown).

John Hamilton HAMPTON and Margaret WADE had the following children:

        +5     i. Henry HAMPTON, born 5 Oct 1721, King William County, Virginia, British America; married Elizabeth Cary HOBSON; died 27 Mar 1778, Buckland, Prince William County, VA.

        6     ii. William C. HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

        7     iii. John HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

        8     iv. Margaret HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

        9     v. Wade HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

        10     vi. Elizabeth HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

        11     vii. Sarah Hobson HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

 

Fifth Generation

 

5. Henry HAMPTON (John Hamilton-4, John-3, Thomas-2, William-1) was born on 5 Oct 1721 in King William County, Virginia, British America. He died on 27 Mar 1778 at the age of 56 in Buckland, Prince William County, VA. "John Hampton (4) had a son, Henry (5), born October 5, 1721, in King William County, died at his home in Buckland, Prince William County, March 27, 1778, who was a half-brother of Sarah, the wife of George Newman Brown (one of three brothers who settled in Cabell County early in the 1800s).

"Henry (5) acquired by purchase an interest in the Savage Grant. In his will he refers to '800 acres of soldiers' land which I purchased' already lotted being on the Sandy Creek below the mouth of the Big Kanawha. This interest was devised to a son, Dr. Cary Henry Hampton, who was born November 16, 1754, died in August, 1840, and who came to these lands about 1802 (it then being Kanawha County). This Dr. Henry Hampton (who dropped the name Cary after his father's death) was an assistant surgeon or surgeon-mate in the Revolutionary War. In the partition of the Savage Grant by a decree of December, 1818, he was given lots 37 and 38 of that grant as asignee of James Samuels and Hugh Paul. In a deed from James Samuels to the Hamptons he described his interest as lot `5th ticket drawn' of Colonel Washington land for service at the Meadows. He (Henry Hampton) began to dispose of the land very early and the last portion of tract 38 was sold to James Holderby in 1821.

Henry HAMPTON and Elizabeth Cary HOBSON were married. Elizabeth Cary HOBSON was born (date unknown).

Henry HAMPTON and Elizabeth Cary HOBSON had the following children:

        +12     i. Dr. Cary Henry HAMPTON, born 16 Nov 1754, Buckland, Prince William County, VA; married Elizabeth PLUNKETT, 4 May 1779, Fairfax, Fairfax County,VA; died 7 Aug 1840, Cabell County, VA.

        +13     ii. William Hobson HAMPTON, born 14 Aug 1753, Prince William County, VA; married Frances HUNTON; died 4 Jun 1839, Fauquier Co., VA.

        +14     iii. Sarah Hobson HAMPTON, born 1768; married George Newman BROWN; died 1 Nov 1819, Prince William County, VA.

        15     iv. Elizabeth HAMPTON was born (date unknown).

 

Sixth Generation

 

12. Dr. Cary Henry HAMPTON (Henry-5, John Hamilton-4, John-3, Thomas-2, William-1) was born on 16 Nov 1754 in Buckland, Prince William County, VA. He died on 7 Aug 1840 at the age of 85 in Cabell County, VA. He was buried in Docks Creek Cem., Wayne County, WV.

Dr. Cary Henry HAMPTON and Elizabeth PLUNKETT were married on 4 May 1779 in Fairfax, Fairfax County,VA. Elizabeth PLUNKETT was born on 8 Feb 1758 in Culpepper, Orange Co., VA. She died on 10 Dec 1802 at the age of 44 in Kanawha County, VA.

Cary Henry HAMPTON and Elizabeth PLUNKETT had the following children:

        +16     i. John William HAMPTON, born 7 May 1780, Prince William County, VA; married Susan Malinda SHORTRIDGE, 1803; died 1 Nov 1819, Cabell County, VA.

        +17     ii. Elizabeth Cary HAMPTON, born 1782, Prince William County, VA; married Thomas BROWN; died Prince William County, VA.

        18     iii. Wade HAMPTON was born in 1785 in Prince William County, VA. He died on 1 Nov 1819 at the age of 34 in Prince William County, VA.

        +19     iv. Henry Cary HAMPTON, born 1785, VA; married Jane THOMPSON, 17 Dec 1818, Cabell County, VA; died 1850, Cabell County, VA.

        +20     v. Dr. Anthony Garner HAMPTON, born 31 Dec 1787, Prince William County, VA; married Susannah LOVE, 1805; died 18 Jul 1852, Wayne County, VA.

        +21     vi. Eleanor Preston HAMPTON, born 1791, Prince William County, VA; married Martin HOLLENBACK, 1 Sep 1811, Cabell County, VA; died 1873, Cabell County, WV.

        +22     vii. Richard Thomas HAMPTON, born 1792, Prince William County, VA; married Unknown HANDLY; married Elizabeth MOORE.

 

 

13. William Hobson HAMPTON (Henry-5, John Hamilton-4, John-3, Thomas-2, William-1) was born on 14 Aug 1753 in Prince William County, VA. He died on 4 Jun 1839 at the age of 85 in Fauquier Co., VA.

William Hobson HAMPTON and Frances HUNTON were married. Frances HUNTON was born (date unknown).

 

 

14. Sarah Hobson HAMPTON (Henry-5, John Hamilton-4, John-3, Thomas-2, William-1) was born in 1768. She died on 1 Nov 1819 at the age of 51 in Prince William County, VA.

Sarah Hobson HAMPTON and George Newman BROWN were married. George Newman BROWN was born (date unknown).

George Newman BROWN and Sarah Hobson HAMPTON had the following child:

        23     i. John BROWN was born (date unknown).

 

Seventh Generation

 

This file will be updated at a later date.