Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I328425
  • Name: Wade HAMPTON III
  • RELA: Spouse of 12th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 MAR 1818 in Charleston, Berkeley Co., SC
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1865 Lt. Gen., Confederate Army
  • Event: Elected Governor of South Carolina BET 1877 AND 1879
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 1879 AND 1891
  • Death: 11 APR 1902 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC
  • Title: Gen.
  • Event: Pic Wade Hampton III
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HAMPTON, Wade, (grandson of Wade Hampton [1752-1835]), a Senator from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., March 28, 1818; received private instruction, graduated from the South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1836; studied law but never practiced; planter; member, State house of representatives 1852-1856; member, State senate 1858-1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, raising and commanding "Hampton's Legion"; three times wounded; made brigadier general in 1862, major general in 1863, and lieutenant general in 1865; Governor of South Carolina 1876-1879; elected in 1878 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1884 and served from March 4, 1879, until March 3, 1891; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; United States railroad commissioner 1893-1897; died in Columbia, S.C., April 11, 1902; interment in Trinity Cathedral Churchyard.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Wade HAMPTON , Jr. b: 21 APR 1791 in Richland Co., SC
    Mother: Ann FITZSIMMONS b: 1 JAN 1794 in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC

    Marriage 1 Margaret Buchanan Frances PRESTON b: 13 JAN 1818 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA
    • Married: 10 OCT 1838
    1. Has No Children Wade HAMPTON IV b: ABT 1826
    2. Has No Children Thomas Preston HAMPTON b: ABT 1829
    3. Has No Children Sally HAMPTON b: ABT 1831
    4. Has No Children Harriet HAMPTON b: ABT 1834
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