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Descendants of Andrew Hampton

Generation No. 1

1. ANDREW1 HAMPTON was born Abt. 1716 in Orange County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1775 in St. George's Parish, Georga. He married SARAH in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Notes for ANDREW HAMPTON: Andrew is most likely descended from the Hamptons of New Jersey and more specifically of the Scottish immigrant, John Hampton (born 1645) and immigrated to Freehold, NJ in 1683 on the ship Exchange. It seems very likely that Andrew may be the son of John Hampton (d. 1748 in VA). The truth is, that we haven’t yet been able to conclusively document the father of Andrew. Andrew is likely a brother to the John Hampton (d. 1751, VA). - the proof is not conclusive that John, Jr., and Andrew were the sons of John Hampton, Sr (2).

"OCTOBER, 1734: The earliest valid record date found relating to Andrew Hampton shows on Virginia land records for October 3, 1734, as a joint patentee with Benjamin Borden and David Griffith for a grant of 1122 acres west of the Sherrando (Shenandoah) River, in the area to become part of Orange County. The land patented to the three parties was theirs "to hold or co-hold, yielding and paying rents as provided." The tract was adjacent to the land of Edward Maloy, was on the south side of Bullskin Run and Bullskin Marsh, (would show today to the north of Berryville, Virginia) north of Winchester near Summit Point, West Virginia.... Benjamin Borden, an early land speculator in the Valley was probably the senior partner to this patent. 1734 - Orange County formed form Spotslyvania. In 1746 and 1747, John Hampton Sr. sold most of what he still owned and deeded the rest to his sons George and Thomas, reportedly in order to protect those holdings against lawsuit. After that he disappeared from the records. Since he was into his upper sixties by then, it is believed he died about 1748. Andrew's reported children were: Ezekeil (named in deed book D page 42), Ephraim (named in deed book D page 43), John (named with Andrew on the 1764 Tax List also identified as Ehpraim's brother by Menucan Hunt, NC Secretary of State, NC Archives Micro film #Z.5.147N), a Daughter married to Joseph King (Joesph King was listed on the 1765 tax list with Andrew), Zacharia (proven to be Ephriams brother by NC land entries for title), David - no documentation found and Joseph (found in family of GA descendants). Thursday, March 27, 1737, Orange County, Virginia Court Order Book shows that Andrew Hampton was made Constable at Opeckon in the room of Thomas Low. Opeckon at the time was about where Winchester, Virginia is today. Orange County included the area at that date. Ezekiel (son of Andrew) sold a tract of land August 4, 1760. Lee Albright and Helen F. M. Leary point out in the first chapter of "North Carolina Research," a man could own land in colonial N.C. before he was twenty-one, but he couldn't sell it until he came of age. From the early tax lists and Ezekiel's first land sale it is logical to conclude Ephraim was born about 1737 and Ezekiel about 1739. On July 27, 1738 George Thurston appointed Constable in the room of Andrew Hampton, Orange County Court Order Book. Thus there was a one-year term for the appointment of Andrew Hampton as Constable. 1738, Orange County Court Orders cite Andrew Hampton and some sixty other settlers in a suit brought by one William William, an early dissenting minister in the area. 1743, Andrew Hampton, "of Brunswick County" deeds 200 acres in Frederick County, Virginia to Benjamin Borden of Frederick. Augusta and Frederick Counties were formed in 1738 from Orange County. Andrew left Frederick County at about the time Noah moved his mill westward to the Cacapon River. On the deed selling his last Frederick lands, he is described as being of Brunswick County. By 1740, Andrew shows on land records in Brunswick County, Virginia south of the Roanoke River. In 1743, Andrew Hampton of Brunswick sells land in Frederick County, formerly Orange County. By 1746, Brunswick County had been divided to form the new County of Lunenburg. Lunenburg Deed Book shows

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