|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1808|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1892|
Son of Barnet and Margaret (Schaffer) Hampshire. Married Mary "Polly" Swope on 8 Apr 1830 in Morgan County, OH. Father of George H. b. 1 Feb 1831, Henry b. 3 Apr 1832, Margaret b. 1833, Elizabeth b. 30 Apr 1834, Emanuel b. 18 Jul 1835, Israel b. 11 Nov 1836, Abraham b. 5 Apr 1838, Andrew b. 15 Nov 1840, Rachel b. 1844, Catherine b. 4 Jul 1844 and Enos b. abt 1857.
Jonas Hampshire was born October 16, 1808 in Baltimore County, Md., son of Barney Hampshire, who in 1811 removed with his family to Ohio, first in Muskingum county, where they lived seven years, and thence removing to Morgan county. He was the father of eleven children-four sons and seven daughters.
Jonas Hampshire was married in 1830, in Morgan county, to Mary Swope, daughter of Jacob Swope, and two children were born to them there-George and Henry. In the fall of 1832 the family removed to Seneca county, locating in Jackson township, where Mr. Hampshire had entered 160 acres of land, and they were pioneers in that region, the country being very sparsely settled at the time of their arrival. They continued to reside there for over twenty years, in 1858 removing to Wood county and settling on a farm in Section 34, Portage township. Here Mr. Hampshire had invested in 200 acres of farm land, on which the timber was still standing, no trees having been chopped except by coon hunters.
He cleared the land, however, and continued to improve it during his lifetime, converting it into a valuable property. A hard working man, he met with well-merited success, at the time of his death being the owner of 316 acres of land east of Jerry City, and thirty-three acres, south, residing on the latter place for some years previous to his decease.
He gave each of his children a farm. He became quite prominent in Jackson township, Seneca county, where he served as township trustee and assessor, and he was an ardent believer in the principles of the Democratic party.
Having a natural aptitude for military tactics, he took great interest in such affairs, and was captain of a company of home militia in Jackson township, Seneca Co., Ohio.
Of the children born to Jonas and Mary Hampshire the following named lived to maturity: George; Henry, who lives in Garden City, KS; Emanuel, of Garnet, KS; Abraham, now living in Ottumwa, IA; Rachel, who married Solomon S. Frederick, and died in Henry township; and Catharine (Mrs. John Cupp), of Hammansburg, Ohio.
The mother of these died in 1866 in Portage township, and for his second wife Mr. Hampshire wedded, on December 11, 1866, Mrs. Hannah (Clinger) Saderlin. To this union were born three children-Jonas W., of Portage township; Aminda, who died in young womanhood; and John, who is a farmer of Bloom township.
Mr. Hampshire passed from earth July 29, 1892, in Bloom township, and was laid to rest in Jerry City cemetery. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Hampshire possessed a strong will, and force of character, traits which marked the whole course of his life, and which were no small factors in his success and popularity.
(Extracted from a sketch of George Hampshire in the "Biographical History of Wood County, OH, 1897").
Mary Swope Hampshire (1811 - 1866)
Hannah Clinger/Clingerman Hampshire (1830 - 1905)
George H Hampshire (1831 - 1900)*
Elizabeth Hampshire (1834 - 1835)*
Emanuel F. Hampshire (1835 - 1923)*
Israel Hampshire (1836 - 1837)*
Andrew Hampshire (1840 - 1840)*
Rachel Jennie Hampshire Britton Frederick (1842 - 1883)*
Rachel Hampshire Frederick (1842 - 1883)*
Cathren M Hampshire Cupp (1844 - 1920)*
Jonas Washington Hampshire (1867 - 1946)*
Arminda Hampshire (1869 - 1887)*
Jerry City Cemetery
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Oct 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5855882