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Capt Thomas Hemphill
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1746
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 4, 1826
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Father: James HEMPHILL b: in Ireland

Married: Mary Ann MACKEY b: 1758 in County Tyrone, Ireland
Married: 1773

Martha HEMPHILL b: 14 MAR 1774 in McDowell Co. N.C.
Samuel HEMPHILL b: 3 MAR 1775
Rosannah HEMPHILL b: 6 FEB 1777
Mary (Polly) HEMPHILL b: 26 OCT 1778
James HEMPHILL b: 25 JUL 1780 in Old Fort N.C.
Andrew W. HEMPHILL b: 8 NOV 1782 in Old Fort N.C.
Thomas HEMPHILL b: 17 MAR 1784
Jane HEMPHILL b: 9 FEB 1785
Ann HEMPHILL b: 4 FEB 1788 in Burke C. N.C
Rachel HEMPHILL b: 26 MAR 1790 in Burke C. N.C
Rebecca HEMPHILL b: 26 AUG 1792
Ruthy HEMPHILL b: 4 MAY 1794 in Burke C. N.C
Thomas McEntire HEMPHILLL b: 9 JUL 1796 in Old Fort N.C.

(Information provided by Zoe Tom)

Program from a Ceremony commemorating the service of Captain Thomas Hemphill in the American Revolution..

"Thomas Hemphill, a son of James and Susannah Patton Hemphill, was born about 1750 in Pennsylvania, and he died May 4, 1826, in Burke County (now McDowell County), North Carolina. During the American Revolution, he lived in Burke County, North Carolina. In 1776, he furnished wagons for the Cross Creek expedition where the Patriots won a decisive victory over the Loyalists. In January 1780, Hemphill enlisted as a lieutenant in a mounted rifle company under the command of Captain Robert Patton. He was in an engagement at Monck's Corner. Patton, Hemphill, and others later joined Colonel William Washington and remained at Camden, South Carolina for some time. Then they marched to Cross Creek where they joined the command of Colonel Charles McDowell.

In 1780, Thomas Hemphill became a captain and led his company in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, the first Patriot victory after the devastating defeat of the Continental Army at Camden.

After Ramsour's Mill, Thomas Hemphill joined the McDowells and they were engaged in several skirmishes in South Carolina. Captain Thomas Hemphill was part of the force which defeated the British at King's Mountain, a battle which many historians consider the turning point of the American Revolution. While he was on his last tour of duty, his home was visited by some of the British troops under Ferguson's command.

In 1773, Thomas Hemphill married Mary Ann Mackie (Mackey), a daughter of Thomas and Rosannah McEntire Mackie of Burke County, North Carolina. She was born in 1758 and died in September 1804. Both she and Thomas are interred here in the Old Siloam Cemetery, which is approximately three miles east of Old Fort.

Their children include: (1) Martha Hemphill, who married Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire, (2) Mary "Polly" Hemphill, who died young and was never married, (3) James Hemphill, (4) Andrew Hemphill, who married Catherine McDonald, (5) Ann Hemphill, who married Moses Whiteside (some sources say she died young), and (6) Thomas McEntire Hemphill, who first married Malinda Burgin and who secondly married Margaret Hemphill Dysart. Other children may include: (7) Rebecca Hemphill, (8) Rachel Hemphill, who married Foster Whiteside, (9) Ruth Hemphill, who married John Underwood Whiteside, (10) Samuel Hemphill, (11) Rosannah Hemphill , (12) Jane Hemphill, and (13) Thomas Hemphill."

For documentation, please refer to:
(1) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution This book is based on Federal Pension Applications; State payments; Draper's Manuscripts; Heitman's List of Continental officers; Muster Rolls; and other primary resources. The entries are alphabetic by surnames and contain the following, if found: date and place of birth; name of wife; data and place of marriage. This is documented by: Bobby Gilmer Moss Scotia-Hibernia, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages

(2) Revolutionary War Pension Application.
(Information provided by Vonnie Cantrell (#47192880)


Family links: 
  Mary Ann Mackie Hemphill (1758 - 1804)*
  Ann Hemphill (____ - 1788)*
  Martha Hemphill McEntire (1774 - 1835)*
  James Hemphill (1780 - 1857)*
  Andrew W Hemphill (1782 - 1853)*
  Rachel Hemphill Whiteside (1790 - 1833)*
  Rutha Bertha Hemphill Whiteside (1794 - 1847)*
  Thomas McEntire Hemphill (1796 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery
Old Fort
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.64909, -82.14598
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Record added: Mar 22, 2008
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