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Matthew Hemphill
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 19, 1815
Ross County
Ohio, USA

Matthew Hemphill was born abt 1776 in Lurgan Twp., Cumblerland County, PA. (Note: the county line was changed in 1784 and Lurgan Twp. is now in Franklin County, PA.) He was the oldest of the children in his family. His father, Andrew Hemphill, and his uncle, John Hemphill, purchased the property in 14 Apr 1769 from a widow Anne Lickey. On 8 Mar 1773 or 1783, John sold his half of the property to Andrew and it is not known what happened to him.

Father: Andrew Hemphill b: abt 1748 in Chester County, PA
Mother: Margaret Hemphill b: abt 1750 probably in Chester County or Cumberland County, PA.

In 1797 Margaret finally had sold all of the property that she inherited from her father and inherited from Andrew and she obtained guardianship of Andrew Hemphill Jr. and John Hemphill that year in Franklin County, PA, and then the family left the area and went to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and purchased some property.

Margaret Young and her oldest son, Matthew Hemphill, both signed the deed on the Kentucky property. After they purchased the property, they discovered there were debts on the property, and the advertised in a local newspaper that they were not responsible for those debt.

They then traveled to Ross County, Ohio, where they lived until Matthew died on 4 Apr 1821 or 1815.

Married: Isabella


1. John Lewis Hemphill b: 10 Oct 1796 in Kentucky
2. Andrew Hemphill b: 24 Mar 1799 in Kentucky
(Married: 1) Mary MCCONNEL on 25 Sep 1821 in Ross County, Ohio and 2) Mary A. Riley)
3. Elizabeth Hemphill b: 1804 d. in Logan County, Ohio.
4. Margaret Hemphill b: 1806 in Ross County, Ohio. She was baptized at the Concord Presbyterian Church on 6 Oct 1806, Concord Twp., Ross County, Ohio.
5. Mary Hemphill b: 1809 in Ross County, Ohio, She never married and her Will was recorded 17 July 1872 in Logan County, Ohio.
6. Robert David Hemphill b: 5 Sep 1809 in Ross Co., Ohio
(Married: Isabella McCormick on 23 May 1836 or 15 Jun 1836 in Logan County, Ohio.
7. James Hemphill b: 15 Jan 1813 in Ross County, Ohio

Family links: 
  Andrew Hemphill (1735 - 1790)
  Margaret Young Hemphill (1748 - ____)
  Isabella Hemphill*
  John Lewis Hemphill (1796 - 1870)*
  Andrew Hemphill (1799 - 1879)*
  Matthew Hemphill (____ - 1815)
  John Hemphill (1775 - 1836)*
  Andrew Hemphill (1780 - 1843)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78323426


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