Tombstone Tuesday – Captain Thomas Hemphill

by Tonia Kendrick on December 23, 2008 in Evidence,Military

Captain Thomas Hemphill was my six-times great-grandfather.  This marker was placed at a SAR ceremony that I was privileged to attend about ten years ago.  The text of the service’s program can be found here.

The inscription on the stone reads:

Thomas Hemphill
Captain N. C. Mil.
Rev War
May 4, 1826

Thomas fought at the battles of Ramsour’s Mill and King’s Mountain, as well as other skirmishes.

Photo source:

Spencer, Diana Proctor. Find a Grave, digital images ( :accessed 11 Sep 2008), photograph for Thomas Hemphill ( – 1826), Old Fort, North Carolina.

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thomas e hemphill June 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I wonder if this man is any relative of mine


Tonia Kendrick June 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Hi, Captain Thomas Hemphill could very well be related to you. Do you know where any of your ancestors lived?


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