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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 County, 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
    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 9 Nov 2014 

    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 County, 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 Chart

    Family 1 Martha Elizabeth LYTLE,   b. 13 Jan 1831, Burke County, 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 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ben Hemphill - maybe
    Ben Hemphill - maybe
    If you have information confirming or disproving the identity, please leave a comment.

  • Sources 
    1. [S430] 1850 Census. North Carolina. McDowell County, pop. sch., p. 274 (stamped); dwelling 277, family 277; Thos. M. Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S438] 1860 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 825 District G. M.; p. 60 (penned); dwelling 403, family 399; Benjamin Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S387] Hemphills in North Carolina*, 30 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S124] Hemphill Scrapbook, "Death of B. B. Hemphill", The Murray News, 05 Nov 1909 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S277] 1900 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 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. [S430] 1850 Census. North Carolina. McDowell County, pop. sch., p. 274 (stamped); dwelling 277, family 277; Thos. M. Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S438] 1860 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 825 District G. M.; p. 60 (penned); dwelling 403, family 399; Benjamin Hemphill household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S211] 1830 United States Federal Census, Year: 1830; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 118; Page: 179. (Reliability: 2).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1830usfedcenancestry&h=174299&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    9. [S585] 1840 United States Federal Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 355; Page: 346. (Reliability: 2).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1840usfedcenancestry&h=2536995&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    10. [S67] Compiled CSA Records - Georgia, Record of B. B. Hemphill, 39th Infantry, H; (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.footnote.com/image/72682731/#72682731

    11. [S447] Georgia Reconstruction Oath Books, accessed; 18 April 2012; entry for Benjamin B. Hemphill, Murray County Oath Book, p. 72 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S534] Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, accessed; 4 May 2013; entry for J. Y. Hemphill (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S355] 1870 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 825th District G. M.; p. 10 (penned); dwelling 71, family 71; Benj. B. Hemphill household; accessed; 18 December 2011 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S263] Murray County Heritage, 90 (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S246] 1880 United States Federal Census, 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] Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960", 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. [S312] Kendrick Family Papers, 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. [S324] McDowell County NC Marriage Bonds, Hemphill-Lytle, 1854 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S159] McDowell County Marriage Index Male A-K, 73, Hemphill-Saunders, 1865. (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S387] Hemphills in North Carolina*, 32 (Reliability: 2).

    21. [S324] McDowell County NC Marriage Bonds, Hemphill-Saunders, 1865 (Reliability: 3).