|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1743, Ireland|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1823|
New Castle County
Birth: 4 Jan 1743 in Coleraine,near Belfast, Ireland 1
Death: 10 Feb 1823 in Wilmington ,New Castle County,Delaware
Burial: Original Burial First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware. Moved to the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.
Note: It is reported that all of the graves in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery in Wilmington, DE, have been moved to the Wilmington and Brandywine cemetery. The church building itself was moved at the same time as the cemetery, in 1917.
Emigrated to New York about 1758.
Took Oath of Allegiance on 6 May 1778.
Large Land Holder in Wilmington.
William's father was in the linen business. William came to America at age 15 yrs. He landed in New York. He worked there in a mercantile house. Thence removed to Philadelphia, and afterwards to Wilmington (abt 1764). where he became one of the prominent business men. He was in the shipping business and became a partner of Robert Ralston of Philadelphia.
William lived at No. 837 Market Street in Wilmington, where he died.
Married: Elizabeth Allison
Married: 22 May 1770 in Wilmington ,New Castle County, Delaware
1)William Hemphill b: ABT 1775 (?) in New Castle County, Delaware m. Jane McIntyre
2) Sarah Hemphill b: 8 Apr 1771
3) Elizabeth Hemphill b: 20 May 1777
4) Margaret Hemphill b: ABT 1785 m. Enoch Cloud
5) James Hemphill b: 4 Aug 1774 d. 1833 in Philadelphia
6) Mary Hemphill b: 3 Jan 1779 m. Morgan Jones
7) John Hemphill b: 18 Dec 1784 m. Maria Girard
8) William Hemphill: 18 Jun 1783 (?)
The Hemphill family bible record at the Historical Society of Delaware shows that the children of William Hemphill, who md. Elizabeth Allison on May 22, 1770, were: Sarah Hemphill, b. April 8, 1771, d. April 29, 1776; James Hemphill, b. Aug. 4, 1774, d. April 4, 1833; Elizabeth Hemphill, b. May 20, 1777, d. Sept 21, 1787; Mary Hemphill, b. Jan. 3, 1779, d. Feb. 22, 1834; William Hemphill, b. June 18, 1783, d. Aug 22, 1783; and John Hemphill, b. Dec 8, 1784. Only James, Mary, and John lived to maturity. Mary married Morgan Jones and John married Maria Girard. I think James never married. Since William was born in 1783 and died at the age of 1 year, he could not be the William Hemphill who marred Jane McIntyre in 1795.
Elizabeth Allison Hemphill (____ - 1825)
James Hemphill (1774 - 1833)*
Mary Hemphill Jones (1779 - 1834)*
John Hemphill (1784 - ____)*
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery
New Castle County
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44162773