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
Unit: NC Ranger militia
Service Record: Copied from his Sons of the American Revolution file:
Survived War: No
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