Benjamin Burgin HEMPHILL

Benjamin Burgin HEMPHILL[1, 2]

Male 1826 - 1909  (83 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Burgin HEMPHILL 
    Born 10 Feb 1826  Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Thomas Hemphill was enumerated as head of household (male aged 20-29). Other household members include a male under five (likely Benjamin B, 4), two males 5-9 (likely, Thomas M, 6 and John M, 8), a female under 5 (possibly Elizabeth, 4), a female 5 to 9 (likely Mary Ann, 10), and an unknown female, aged 50 to 59.
    Census 1840  West Of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • "Thos Hemphill" was enumerated as head of household and is the male aged 40 to 50. Also in the household are a male under 5 (likely James Y., 5), a male aged 10 to 15 (likely Benjamin B., 14), two males aged 15 to 20 (likely Thomas B, 16 and John M, 18), a female under 5 (likely Martha M, 3), a female aged 5 to 10 (likely Sarah M, 7), and a female aged 40 to 50 (likely Margaret Hemphill, 41). There are also 4 male slaves under 10, a male slave 36 to 54, a male slave 55 to 100, a female slave 24 to 35, and a female slave 55 to 100. Nine persons are employed in agriculture.
    Census 1850  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Benj. (21) appears in the household of Thos. M. Hemphill (53). He was a farmer. He was born in North Carolina.

      Other household members include Margaret (50), Sarah (17), James Y (15), Martha M (13), Rebecca (10), and William P (7).
    Census 1860  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Benjamin Hemphill (32) appears as head of household. He was a farmer. He had real estate and a personal estate, both valued at $3,000. He was born in North Carolina.

      The household includes Martha E. (28), Mary J. (4), Elisabeth (2 weeks), James Hemphill (25), and Rhoda (20).
    Military 10 Mar 1862  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • He was enlisted 10 Mar 1862 at Spring Place by Capt. Crook for a period of 3 years or until the end of the war.
    Military 28 Mar 1862  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • He was a 5th Sergeant in Company A, 39th Georgia Infantry. He appears on a bounty payroll dated 28 Mar 1862, having received $30 bounty for re-enlisting.
    Military From 1 Mar 1863 to 27 Apr 1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    He appears on various company muster roll for Co. A, 39th Reg't Georgia Infantry. 
    Military 4 Jul 1863  Vicksburg, , Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • He was captured at the Siege of Vicksburg on 04 Jul 1863 and paroled "according to the terms of capitulation entered into by the commanding Generals of the United States and Confederate forces July 4, 1863." He signed his oath of allegiance to the United States on 08 Jul 1863.
    Military 22 Jul 1863  Enterprise, , Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • He appears on a list of men of the 39th Georgia regiment who were furloughed at Enterprise, Miss about 22 Jul 1863.
    Military 27 Apr 1865  Greensboro, , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • He appears on the muster roll of officers and men "paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention entered into on the 26th day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. Sherman, Commanding United States Army in North Carolina."
    Residence 25 Jun 1867  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • On 25 Jun 1867, Benjamin B. Hemphill swore an oath of allegiance to the United States and that he had resided in Georgia for the last 12 months.
    Property 1869  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    property tax 
    • name: B. B. Hemphill
      number of polls: 1
      own children between ages of 6 and 18: 2
      number of hands employed between ages of 12 and 65: 1
      total number of acres of land: 380
      -Number, District, Section:
      -88, 8, 9
      -99, 8, 9
      -89, 8, 9
      -92, 8, 9
      aggregate values of land: 1,500
      value of all other property: 396
      aggregate value of whole property: 1,896
      value after deducting $200: 1,696
      amount of tax: 1.00
    Census 1870  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Benj. B. Hemphill (44) appeared as head of household. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $1200 and a personal estate valued at $420. He was born in North Carolina and was a U. S. citizen. The household included Frances (33), Mary J. (10) [I think this is actually Malinda Josephine], and Lucy Saunders (16).

      Ben's half-brother, James Y. Hemphill, appeared next door.
    Military Abt 1870  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Ben was an early member of the John B. Gordon Camp of Confederate Veterans.
    Census 1880  Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Benjamin Hemphhill is enumerated as head of household. His age is given as 54. He is married. His occupation is given as farmer. His birthplace is given as North Carolina, father's North Carolina, and mother's North Carolina. Other household member include Fannie (wife) and Charles Purzeas (boarder).
    Census 1900  Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Benjamin B. Hemphill (74) appeared as head of household. He was born Feb 1826. He and Frances (66) had been married 34 years. Ben and both parents were born in North Carolina. He was a farmer and the family lived on a farm, but it is unclear if the farm was owned or rented. He could read and write. Morgan Bates (32) was a boarder.

      Ben's nephews, Walter P. and James A. Hemphill, appear on the same page.
    FAN Eliza Burgin 
    FAN James M. Young 
    FAN Margaret Rebeca Hemphill 
    FAN Thomas Young Lytle 
    Property Oct 1909  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • At the time of his death, Ben possessed 138 acres of land, two horses, a wagon and tools, two hogs, and household & kitchen furniture, the total value of which was $424.00
    Died 13 Oct 1909  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 16
    Buried Aft 13 Oct 1909  Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Military 1910  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • At the time of his death, Ben was on the Indigent Pension roll of the State and paid $60 per annum for 1910.
    Person ID I1531  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 4 May 2013 

    Father Thomas Mcentire HEMPHILL,   b. 9 Jul 1796, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1874, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Malinda BURGIN,   b. 4 Jul 1801, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1828, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1819  Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha Elizabeth LYTLE,   b. 13 Jan 1831, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1864, , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Marriage Bond 18 Dec 1854  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Married Aft 18 Dec 1854  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18
    • Benjamin Burgin Hemphill and Martha Elizabeth Lytle were first cousins once removed. His father, Thomas McEntire Hemphill, and her grandmother, Martha Hemphill, were siblings.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Jane HEMPHILL,   b. 30 Sep 1856, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1923, Near Waco, Mclennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Thomas L. HEMPHILL,   b. 8 Jan 1858,   d. Dec 1859, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Malinda Josephine HEMPHILL,   b. 27 May 1860, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1933, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Francis A. SAUNDERS,   b. Feb 1833, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Aug 1911, probably Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1865  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 19, 20
    • According to Hemphills in North Carolina, Thomas Lytle and Eliza Burgin were married at the Hemphill home, in the same ceremony as James M. Young and Margaret R. Hemphill.

      Ben Hemphill and Fanny Saunders were married the same day, by the same minister, so presumably they were also married in the above ceremony.
    McDowell County Marriage Index p. 73
    McDowell County Marriage Index p. 73
    Marriage Bond 19 Sep 1865  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1826 - Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Bond - 18 Dec 1854 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 18 Dec 1854 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Mar 1862 - Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 4 Jul 1863 - Vicksburg, , Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 22 Jul 1863 - Enterprise, , Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 Apr 1865 - Greensboro, , North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Sep 1865 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Bond - 19 Sep 1865 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Jun 1867 - Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - property tax - 1869 - Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Abt 1870 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Oct 1909 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1909 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 13 Oct 1909 - Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Ben Hemphill - maybe
    Ben Hemphill - maybe
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  • Sources 
    1. [S432] 1850 U. S. Census, McDowell County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 636., p. 274 (stamped); dwelling 277, family 277; Thos. M. Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S440] 1860 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing FHL microfilm publication 803,132., 825 District G. M.; p. 60 (penned); dwelling 403, family 399; Benjamin Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S389] Margaret Hemphill Anthony, Hemphills in North Carolina (Collegedale, Tennessee: The College Press, 1981), 30 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S124] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "Death of B. B. Hemphill", The Murray News, 05 Nov 1909 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S278] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Militia District No. 825 - Ball Ground; 69; sheet 4-B (penned); dwelling 73, family 73; Benjamin B. Hemphill household; accessed; 18 December 2011 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S432] 1850 U. S. Census, McDowell County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 636., p. 274 (stamped); dwelling 277, family 277; Thos. M. Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S440] 1860 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing FHL microfilm publication 803,132., 825 District G. M.; p. 60 (penned); dwelling 403, family 399; Benjamin Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S211] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201), Year: 1830; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 118; Page: 179. (Reliability: 2).
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    9. [S587] Ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 58), Year: 1840; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 355; Page: 346. (Reliability: 2).
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    10. [S67] "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia," digital images, Footnote.com (www.footnote.com), Record of B. B. Hemphill, 39th Infantry, H; (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.footnote.com/image/72682731/#72682731

    11. [S449] "Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869," database and digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing Georgia, Office of the Governor. Reconstruction registration oath books, 1867, Georgia State Archives, Morrow, Georgia., accessed; 18 April 2012; entry for Benjamin B. Hemphill, Murray County Oath Book, p. 72 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S536] "Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893," database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives., accessed; 4 May 2013; entry for J. Y. Hemphill (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S357] 1870 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 167., 825th District G. M.; p. 10 (penned); dwelling 71, family 71; Benj. B. Hemphill household; accessed; 18 December 2011 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S264] Murray County History Committee, Murray County Heritage (Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1987), ., 90 (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S246] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite), Year: 1880; Census Place: Ball Ground, Murray, Georgia; Roll: T9_159; Family History Film: 1254159; Page: 456.3000; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0516. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&h=8013215&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    16. [S38] Ancestry.com, "Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960"; online database and digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), entry for Mrs. F. A. Hemphill, widow of B. B. Hemphill,"39th Georgia Inf., Co. A, Widow." (Reliability: 3).
      hhttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gaconfederatepension&h=58775&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    17. [S313] , Kendrick Family Papers; privately held by M. H. Kendrick, [address for private use], Chatsworth, Georgia, 2010., Hemphill (McEntire) Cemetery survey; A typed list of individuals buried in the cemetery, compiler unknown, dated 1989. Ms. Kendrick provided a photocopy to the author in 2009 (Reliability: 2).

    18. [S325] McDowell County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds A-Y 1842-1868, ; FHL microfilm 1,758,669 Item 1., Hemphill-Lytle, 1854 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S159] McDowell County, North Carolina, indexed register to marriages, Male, A to K, 73, Hemphill-Saunders, 1865. (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S389] Margaret Hemphill Anthony, Hemphills in North Carolina (Collegedale, Tennessee: The College Press, 1981), 32 (Reliability: 2).

    21. [S325] McDowell County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds A-Y 1842-1868, ; FHL microfilm 1,758,669 Item 1., Hemphill-Saunders, 1865 (Reliability: 3).