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 Wade Hampton

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Wade Hampton

Birth
Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1835 (aged 83–84)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 6664761 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Moving to South Carolina, he became one of the most successful plantation owners in the state. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of a Regiment of Light Dragoons in General Sumter’s Brigade of South Carolina State troops. After the war, he served in the South Carolina State Assembly, (1779-86, 91). In 1795, he was elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress, serving until 1797 and elected to the Eighth Congress, serving (1803-05). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was commissioned a Colonel in the U.S. Army, in 1808, appointed Brigadier General in 1809 and rose to the rank of Major General, serving during the War of 1812. Resigning from the Army in 1814, he retired to his estate and was the wealthiest planter in the U.S. at the time of his death. His grandson Wade Hampton III, was a Confederate Lieutenant General in the Civil War, the 77th Governor of South Carolina and a U.S. Senator.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



Inscription

Colonel in the revolutionary war. Major-General in the war of 1812.


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  • Added: 6 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6664761
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6664761/wade-hampton : accessed ), memorial page for Wade Hampton (1751–4 Feb 1835), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6664761, citing Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .