The Granville Militia Regiment under Colonel William Eaton in 1754 shows eight companies, with Captain Hampton commanding Company #8, with 60 men. John Adcock shows as the Lieutenant in the company, with Ephraim Hampton as Ensign. Ephraim was a son of the Captain Andrew Hampton. A map of the area for this period shows Hampton Creek and Adcock's Creek, at the head of the Tar River. In 1756 a license was granted to Andrew Hampton to keep an "ordinary on his plantation bought from John Addock.... wherein Andrew promised, "to provide good, wholesome and cleanly lodging & diet for travelers"...In 1764 when he moved to Ledge of Rocks he again was granted a license for an "ordinary".... Reverend McAden, a Baptist minister traveling across Granville, wrote in his diary that, "he had spent the night of 21 April 1756 at Captain Hampton's." ...Andrew lived on the original track until almost 1764. A bond he gave in 1764 refers to his plantation, which had formerly belonged to John Addcock. In 1764 he move to land he bought a short distance farther out the Trading Path at Ledge of Rocks.... ......Tax Lists for Granville give good clues about the ages of Andrew's children. According to N.C. law white males 16 years of age or over, and black males and females 12 old or older were subject to an annual head tax. ...... Andrew's name first appears on the 1753 list, written separately at the side of the page, perhaps as if he had been a latecomer to Granville, arriving after the list was made but before the books were closed. The 1753 tax list does offer some indication that none of Andrew's male children were 16 or over in 1753, since only Andrew, one tithable, was listed in that year. The next year, 1754, "Hampton Andrew and son Ephraim" are named, two tithables. In 1758, the next surviving list with Hamptons on it, Ephraim is listed as head of a separate household, one tithable, next to Andrew Hampton and Ezekiel Hampton in the same household, two tithables. .....The 1761 tax list includes Ephraim as a head of household, Ezekiel as a head of household, plus Andrew Hampton and son John in a separate household with two tithables. .... Joseph King, Andrew's son-in-law, is a part of Andrew's household on the 1762, 1764 and 1765 lists. From the fairly regular schedule of births in the family, one might guess Andrew's daughter, Mrs. Joseph King, was born after Ezekiel and before John. After 1765, neither Andrew Hampton nor Joseph King show up by name on the Granville lists. Taxables for Granville Co, NC. Provide by Roberta Rose & James Foster. It should be noted that the term "son-in-law" is ambiguous during these times - It could mean a stepson also, as in a second family for Andrew. While no record has been found for the death of Sarah, many have speculated that she died around 1746-1748. Thus Andrew could have taken a new bride and she may have had children and/or they may have had additional children. As noted in Andrew's 1769 application for a land grant in GA, "he had been living in GA for 4 years with his wife and 2 minor children." In 1758 this Andrew was selected, along with Robert Harris, as one of twelve vestrymen for the new Parish of Granville, which included all of the present Granville and Vance counties. Before the Revolution, when the Church of England was the state church, vestrymen were the authority for many of what today are considered civil matters, such as marriage, disputes and divorce.
MARCH 1760: Andrew Hampton got 1119 acres in two grants located on Tarr River and Mill Creek, Oxford vicinity of Granville County, North Carolina. In a 1760 Granville County gift deed, "For and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his son Ezekiel Hampton and for the better support and maintenance of him," Andrew Hampton gave Ezekiel 200 acres of land. The land was part of a larger tract on the north side of Indian Field Creek that had been granted to John Adcock on April 29, 1754. On the same date and by the same style gift deed, the son Ephraim got 400 acres, on the south side of the Tarr River, at the Griggs corner, part of a larger tract granted to Andrew Hampton March 11, 1760. The necessary consideration in the deed to Ephraim was the same as that for Ezekiel except the word "support" was missing. Zachariah Hampton (c.1745 - 9/8/1781) was another son of Andrew Hampton, brother to Ezekiel and Ephraim. These dates from the DAR Patriot Index, show him deceased just before the surrender at Yorktown by the British on October 19, 1781. Descendants of Zachariah show him married to Mary Knowland, daughter of Edward Knowland, who left his will in Granville County on September 22, 1794. The Granville will of Minus Griggs (October 1760) bears the signatures and witnesses of Andw Hampton- Jurat; Ephraim Hampton and William Berry-Jurat. Note the style signature for And(w) Hampton on the Griggs will. The same style shows on the deeds to Ezekiel and Ephraim and in numerous later documents, including the 1805 will in Rutherford. Earlier Orange County Virginia records show the presence there of Minus and John Griggs around 1741. A son of Ezekiel and grandson of Andrew Hampton, by name of Andrew Hampton (1765-1861), came to the New River area of Virginia around 1785; the area became