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United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Hampton (Independent City)

Contents

Courthouse

 

History

Parent County

1908--Hampton was created in 1908 from Elizabeth City County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Hampton proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 2 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Hampton.[2]

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

The National Military Home in Hampton serviced hundreds of veterans between the 1870s and 1930s. US Military Old Soldiers Home Records identifies several types of records concerning these individuals.

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Collection [Identifies some Hampton soldier enlistments; see place name index.]
Civil War

Since Hampton was created in 1908 from Elizabeth City County and then in 1952 absorbed Elizabeth City, the Civil War records for Hampton may be found in the Elizabeth City County military records and the Hampton military records.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Hampton.

  • June 10, 1861 = Big Bethel, also known as Bethel Church and Great Bethel[3]
  • March 8-9, 1862 = Hampton Roads, also known as Monitor vs. Virginia (Merrimack), Battle of the Ironclads[4]
Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Newspapers

 

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Hampton silversmiths.]

Probate

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Hampton proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 320-333. FHL Collection 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services,Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)

 

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