Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I328393
  • Name: Wade HAMPTON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1752 in Halifax Co., VA
  • Death: 4 FEB 1835 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC
  • Title: Gen.
  • Note:
    HAMPTON, Wade, (grandfather of Wade Hampton [1818-1902]), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Virginia in 1752; received a thorough education; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to South Carolina; served in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant colonel of the regiment of light dragoons in General Sumter's brigade of State troops; served in the state assembly, 1779-1786 and 1791; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; elected to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; colonel in the United States Army in 1808; appointed brigadier general in February 1809 and major general March 2, 1813; served in the War of 1812 until April 6, 1814, when he resigned; died in Columbia, S.C., on February 4, 1835; interment in Trinity Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Anthony HAMPTON b: 2 FEB 1714/15 in New Kent Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth PRESTON b: 10 MAR 1720 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Martha EPPS b: 1753

      Marriage 2 Harriet FLUD b: 1768 in Berkeley Co., SC
      • Married: 1786 in South Carolina
      1. Has Children Wade HAMPTON , Jr. b: 21 APR 1791 in Richland Co., SC

      Marriage 3 Mary CANTEY b: 29 JUN 1779 in Sumter Co., SC
        1. Has No Children Caroline Martha HAMPTON b: 12 SEP 1807 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC
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