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Matthew Abial Hemphill
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1828
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1870
Logan County
Ohio, USA

Matthew Abial Hemphill was the son of John Lewis Hemphill and Eleanor Rittenhouse. He lived in Logan County, Ohio, and had a large family. It is reported that his obit says he was an Attorney. Others report that he was a "sawyer". "He had his own sawmill where he and his sons
worked." Matthew was tradgically murdered by an unhappy man, who he had fired.
Matthew was first reported to be buried in an unmarked grave in Fulton Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio. However, new information says he is buried in Northwood Cemetery. A tombstone picture is needed.

There is probably no tombstone for Matthew, but a local historian says he was buried here.

Matthew was married to Nancy Maria Kirkland, who kept a detailed Bible Record on their families, which has been useful to all.

Matthew Abial HEMPHILL
Birth: 11 Feb 1828 in Logan County, Ohio
Death: 25 Jun 1870 in Rushylvania, Logan Co., Ohio
Burial: Northwood Cemetery, Logan Co., Ohio

1 NOTE Murdered by stabbing. Matthew A. Hemphill, aged 38,private,183rd Reg. OVI, company A, entered service 20 Aug 1865,for oneyear, mustered out 17 Jul 1865 by order of the WarDepartment.The man who stabbed Matthew was named Carder...thereis a JohnH. Carder listed in this regiment, aged 41---is thisthe fatherof Charles Carder, murderer??? "Man Killed InRushcreek -- onlast Saturday evening, a very lamentable affrayoccurred inRushcreek township, resulting in the death of MatthewHemphill,at the hand of Charles Carder. The cirucmstances, asfar as wethink best to publish, and as near as we can learn,are asfollows: Carder worked for Hemphill, at a steam saw millonRush Creek, some two miles and a half south east ofRushylvania.He had bee in the habit of getting groceries at astore inRushylvania, on Hemphill's credit. On Saturday he hadbeentold that Hemphill had left word, not to let him haveanythingmore, except on a written order. He returned home, andon thereturn of Hemphill, who had goen to Kenton, he askedasettlement and any balance that might be due him. This led toaquarrel with Hemphill and blows followed. Carder drew apocketknife and inflicted 3 stabs in the breast of Hemphill,causinghis death in about three minutes. Either of the wounds,it isthought would have been fatal. After Hemphill wasstabbed, hisson attacked Carder and was only called off by theannouncementthat his father was dying. Hemphill was a largeman, whileCarder was of slight build. Both parties were men offamilies.Carder delivered himself up to the authorities onMonday. Hehad a preliminary examination of Wednesday, beforeEsqr's Lowryand Hughes. The case was conducted by Dow andKennedy forprosecution and Kernan and Beatty for defense.""From Maria'sobituary - "Rushylvania was the home of theHemphill family manyyears and Mr. Hemphill died there and wasburied at Northwood anumber of years ago."

Father: John Lewis HEMPHILL b: 10 Oct 1796 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky
Mother: Elenor (Ellen) RITTENHOUSE b: 9 Feb 1794 in Virginia

Married: Nancy Maria KIRKLAND b: 20 Sep 1828
Married: 29 Sep 1846 in Logan County, OH

Vol. B Page 13, Logan Co. Records

1. James Harrison HEMPHILL b: 20 Jan 1846 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio
2. John Matthew Hemphill b: 2 Jun 1847
3. Maria Jane HEMPHILL b: 7 Jan 1851
4. William Havah HEMPHILL b: 30 Dec 1852
5. Alma Caroline HEMPHILL b: 2 Feb 1855
6. Rebecca Wilmina HEMPHILL b: 7 Nov 1857
7. William Alpheus HEMPHILL b: 10 Aug 1861
8. George B. HEMPHILL b: 7 Jul 1863
9. Victor HEMPHILL b: 22 Feb 1866
10. Bradley HEMPHILL b: 19 Jan 1868
11. Frank HEMPHILL b: 13 Jan 1870
Family links: 
  John Lewis Hemphill (1796 - 1870)
  Eleanor Rittenhouse Hemphill (1794 - 1864)
  Nancy Maria Kirkland Hemphill (1828 - 1910)*
  James Harrison Hemphill (1846 - 1921)*
  James Harrison Hemphill (1846 - 1921)*
  John Matthew Hemphill (1847 - 1928)*
  William Havah Hemphill (1852 - 1854)*
  Alma Caroline Hemphill Crawford (1855 - 1935)*
  George Brinton Hemphill (1863 - 1942)*
  William Alpheus Hemphill (1863 - 1916)*
  Victor W Hemphill (1866 - 1943)*
  Frank A Hemphill (1870 - 1951)*
  Elisa Campbell Hemphill Hukill (1817 - 1890)*
  Samuel Corydon Hemphill (1821 - 1886)*
  Matthew Abial Hemphill (1828 - 1870)
*Calculated relationship
Northwood Cemetery
Logan County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Jan 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33104224
Matthew Abial Hemphill
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Flowers for my great great uncle.
- Zoe
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014

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