Jonathan Charles Hampton



Matheson Cove, foot of Shewbird Mountain, Cherokee CO, NC (later Clay CO, NC)

Family Group of

Jonathan Charles Hampton b ca 1829 NC d 2 Apr 1865 Civil War, buried Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Clay CO, NC
occupation - deputy sheriff, stock raiser, blacksmith, wagonmaker
"A Rich Heritage" by Harley Hampton, grandson
son of George Washington Hampton & Mary Ann Blythe of Cherokee CO, NC
Kurt Matheson's story "Wild Times in Martin's Creek"

m ca 1853 TO

Hannah Lillie Monteith b 15 July 1835 Mecklenburg CO, NC d 27 May 1907 buried Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Clay CO, NC
occupation - teacher, midwife
dau of George Alexander Monteith & Lavinia "Nina" Garrison of Martin's Creek, Cherokee CO, NC

1(M) Alexander Selkirk Hampton b 1853 Hayesville, NC d 1909
m TO
Indiana ________ b 1863

2(F) Melissa Josephine Hampton b 1855 Cherokee CO, NC
m TO
William Marion Matheson b 14 Feb1847

3(M) James B. Hampton b 1859 Cherokee CO, NC

4(M) Jonathan Charles "Charlie" Hampton b 15 Jan 1863 d 13 Jan 1938
m TO
Paralee ________ b 9 Jan 1870 d 15 Oct 1934

Information derived from tombstone inscriptions and Alexander S. Hampton's Cherokee Indian claim application # 157 and Melissa Josephine (Hampton) Matheson's application # 156. Many thanks to Harley Hampton for the heart-warming biographical sketch of his grandparents and to his niece Laura (Hampton) Owen for sharing it and corresponding with me when there was no email! Also, thanks to J. Kurt Matheson for data on the Mathesons!

This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.

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