Hampton, Anthony

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Age at Enlistment:   In his 30s and 40s as Cpt of Militia; Abt. age 61 when killed by Indians in 1776

Length of Service:  Approx. 1740s-1776

State:  North Carolina, South Carolina

Rank:  Cpt

Unit:   NC Ranger militia

SAR:  84498

Service Record:   Copied from his Sons of the American Revolution file:anthony hampton sar

Survived WarNo

Cemetery / Burial:   Anthony Hampton Cemetery, Greer, Greenville Co., SC; Killed by the Cherokees and Tories during the “Hampton Massacre” near Greer, SC; body buried on site in 1776.

Re-dedication:  Link to story here

Inscription reads:  Anthony Hampton Feb. 3, 1715 – July 1776 with wife, son Preston, and grandson massacred by Cherokee Indians, July 1776 Tyger River, Spartanburg District, S. C. Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton 1752 – 1835 Col. Wade Hampton, 1791 – 1858 Lt. Gen Wade Hampton, 1818 – 1902 – Erected in 1933 by Stonewall Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Greer, S.C.

Location: Marker is in Greer, Spartanburg Co. South Carolina, on E Wade Hampton Boulevard (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles south of J. Verne Smith Parkway, on the right when traveling north.

Soldier Info:  Born in 1715 in New Kent Co., VA; Died in 1776 at Greer, SC

Relationship to Author:  9th Great Uncle