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Col Frederick Hambright

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Col Frederick Hambright

  • Birth 1 May 1727 Moosbach, Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 9 Mar 1817 York County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Grover, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 11149847

Lt. Col. Frederick Hambright, who came with his parents and brothers from Germany to Philadelphia at the age of 11, on board the ship the St. Andrew's. He is believed to have received a sound education that fitted him well for his activities in later life. About 1755 he moved from Lancaster County, Pa., to Virginia where he married Sarah Hardin. In 1760, he settled near the South Fork of the Catawba River in North Carolina.

As Hambright became immersed in the "American melting pot," he took part in battles against the Indians and the British. He served also in the provincial congress of the State of North Carolina. The value of his services was recognized by promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel of militia.

This was the rank he held in 1780 when he received such a severe thigh wound in the action at Kings Mountain that he was forced to resign his commission. Finally, on March 9, 1817, at the age of 90, Hambright died on property he had purchased in later life in the vicinity of Kings Mountain. He is buried in the old Shiloh Presbyterian Church cemetery, not far from Kings Mountain Military Park boundary.

Tombstone reads:
Col. Frederick Hambright
Born 1727 in Germany
Died 1817 in York County, SC
Migrated to Pennsylvania in 1738
Removed to Tryon County, NC before 1750
A True Patriot
He rendered notable civil and military service for the cause of freedom


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  • Created by: Hope
  • Added: 12 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11149847
  • AWPlemmonsSr.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Frederick Hambright (1 May 1727–9 Mar 1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11149847, citing Old Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery, Grover, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .