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:
Captain N. C. Mil.
May 4, 1826
Thomas fought at the battles of Ramsour’s Mill and King’s Mountain, as well as other skirmishes.
Spencer, Diana Proctor. Find a Grave, digital images ( http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=2207823&GRid=25453203& :accessed 11 Sep 2008), photograph for Thomas Hemphill ( – 1826), Old Fort, North Carolina.