Thomas Mcentire HEMPHILL[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1796 - 1874  (78 years)


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  • Name Thomas Mcentire HEMPHILL 
    Born 9 Jul 1796  Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • There are two Thomas Hemphills in Burke County in 1800; neither census record matches perfectly, but this one seems most probable. Thomas (54) is the only male in the household over the age 45. There is one female over 45 (Mary Ann, 42), one male under 10 (Thomas M, 4), four females under 10 (Ruth Bertha, 6; Rebecca,8; maybe Rachel, 10; and unidentified), three females 10 to 15 (maybe Elizabeth, 12; Jane, 15; and Mary, 22). There are also two undidentified males, one aged 10 to 15 (possibly James, 20) and one aged 16 to 25 (possibly Samuel, 25). There are 12 slaves.
    Census 1810  Morganton, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Thomas Hemphill was enumerated as head of household and the only male aged 45+. Other household members include a male aged 10 to 15 (likely Thomas McEntire Hemphill, 14), a female aged 10 to 15 (likely Ruth Bertha, 14), four females aged 16 to 25 (likely Rebecca 18, Rachel 20, Elizabeth 22, and Jane 25), and one female aged 26 to 44 (likely daughter, Mary (Polly). There are 14 slaves.
    Census 1820  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Thomas M. Hemphill is enumerated as head of household and the only male aged 16 to 25. The other household member is a female aged 16 to 25, which is likely Malinda Burgin. (I feel confident that this record is them, as they were married in 1819 and their first child was not born until November 1820). One person in the household is engaged in agriculture. They had no slaves.
    Will 12 Jan 1824  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Thomas Hemphill bequeathed to "my Son Thomas the whole of that land which I bought from John Davidson, and on which I now live, also one hundred acres lying on Brevard Creek to him and his heirs for ever." He further bequeathed to "my Son Thomas, three negro men Peter, Bob & Lewis, also one negro woman named Jude, and her child named Shala, also one Cuberd, one Desk, one Clock, two beds and their furniture, one old nager[?], and one Still and Still vysels." He further bequeathed to his son, Thomas, 1/3 of his stock (cattle, hogs, & sheep). - > Captain Thomas Hemphill's will

      "Thomas, Jr." was mentioned in his father's will. He was bequeathed the land on which he lived, which was bought from John Davidson. -> Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western NC
    Census 1830  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 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  [12
    • "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.
      Elizabeth Alexander Hemphill would have been 14, but she is not enumerated in this household. Is she living with relatives or is she not the daughter of Thomas McEntire Hemphill?
    Property 3 May 1847  Gillands Creek, Mcdowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Land grant number 148. 50 acres on waters of Gillands Creek. Book, page: 154:203.
      Issued 29 Nov 1848
      Entered: 03 May 1847
    Census 1850  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Thos. M. Hemphill (53) appears as head of household. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $7800. He was born in North Carolina.

      Other household members include Margaret (50), Benj (21), Sarah (17), James Y (15), Martha M (13), Rebecca (10), and William P (7).
    Census 1860  Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Thomas Hemphill was enumerated as head of household. His age is given as 66. His occupation is farmer and his real estate is valued at 8000 and personal estate at 10000. His birthplace is given as North Carolina. Other household members include Margaret (50), Martha (22), Rebeca (18), Patton (16), Greenlee (17), Woodville (14), and Samul (12).
    Census 1870  Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Thos M Hemphill" was enumerated as head of household. His age is given as 74. His occupation is given as farmer and his real estate is valued at 5000 and personal estate at 200. His birthplace is given as North Carolina. He can read and write. Also in the household are "Betsie A," age 42, whose occupation is keeping house, Mary J (14) [granddaughter], and Caroline Davidson (14, domestic servant).
    Died 8 Aug 1874  Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I1544  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 4 May 2013 

    Father Captain Thomas HEMPHILL,   b. 9 Jul 1746, , possibly Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1826, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann MACKIE,   b. 5 Dec 1758, , County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1804, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1773  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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  [9
    • "Thomas Hemphill, the younger and principle devisee was married to the granddaughter of [Robert Logan's]] old friend Burgin. . ." -> Captain Thomas Hemphill's will
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann HEMPHILL,   b. 5 Nov 1820, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1898, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. John Mckey HEMPHILL,   b. 22 Jul 1822, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1902, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Thomas Bratcher HEMPHILL,   b. 16 Sep 1824, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1903, Dysartsville, Mcdowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Benjamin Burgin HEMPHILL,   b. 10 Feb 1826, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1909, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Elizabeth Alexander HEMPHILL,   b. 9 Nov 1828, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1903  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret HEMPHILL,   b. 30 Oct 1799, Dysartsville , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1862, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1830  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Margaret's headstone reports her as the wife of Thos. Mc. Hemphill.
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Malinda HEMPHILL,   b. 14 Feb 1832, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1907  (Age 75 years)
    +2. James Young HEMPHILL,   b. 31 Jul 1835, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1890, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +3. Martha Matilda HEMPHILL,   b. 15 May 1836, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1917  (Age 81 years)
     4. Margaret Rebeca HEMPHILL,   b. 18 Aug 1840, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1923  (Age 82 years)
     5. William Patton HEMPHILL,   b. 7 Jul 1843,   d. 25 Jul 1861, Yorktown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1796 - Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Morganton, Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1819 - Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 12 Jan 1824 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1830 - , Burke, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 3 May 1847 - Gillands Creek, Mcdowell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - , McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1874 - Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Captain Thomas Hemphill Biographical Sketch
    Captain Thomas Hemphill Biographical Sketch
    Program from the ceremony commemorating the service of Captain Thomas Hemphill in the American Revolution.

  • Sources 
    1. [S238] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1147; Page: 661; Image: 629. (Reliability: 3).
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    2. [S229] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: , McDowell, North Carolina; Roll: M653_904; Page: 176; Image: 353. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Thomas Hemphill
      Birth Date: abt 1796
      Birth Place: North Carolina
      Residence Date: 1860
      Residence Place: McDowell, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=41376024&ti=0&indiv=try

    3. [S45] Burke County Original Wills, Thomas Hemphill (c1824); box no. C.R. 016.801.1, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, Thomas Hemphill, 1824; (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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).

    5. [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).

    6. [S181] Ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52), Year: 1800; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 29; Page: 761; Image: 136. (Reliability: 2).
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    7. [S190] Ancestry.com, 1810 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Third Census of the United States, 1810. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1810. M252, 71), Year: 1810; Census Place: Morganton, Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 39; Page: 314; Image: 202.00. (Reliability: 2).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=354379&ti=0&indiv=try

    8. [S201] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14), Year: 1820; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 21; Image: 19. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Thomas M Hemphill
      Residence Date: 1820
      Residence Place: Burke, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=1468367&ti=0&indiv=try

    9. [S45] Burke County Original Wills, Thomas Hemphill (c1824); box no. C.R. 016.801.1, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, Thomas Hemphill, 1824 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S517] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 126 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [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).
      Name: Thomas Hemphill
      Residence Date: 1830
      Residence Place: Burke, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1830usfedcenancestry&h=174299&ti=0&indiv=try

    12. [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).
      Name: Thos Hemphill
      Residence Date: 1 June 1840
      Residence Place: West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina, USA
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1840usfedcenancestry&h=2536995&ti=0&indiv=try

    13. [S186] North Carolina State Archives MARS Catalog, http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet., http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object.xsl&pm_RC=REPOLGDFB&pm_OI=7314&pm_GT=Y&pm_IAC=Y&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=3 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S191] Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery - McDowell County, NC - Cemeteries, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hemphill&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=29&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=25453262& (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S192] Old Ebenezer Cemetery (aka Old Siloam Cemetery) (Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina), Margaret Hemphill monumental inscription, personally photographed by Tonia Kendrick, (Reliability: 3).