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Hampton - William H.

Source: 1881 Beckwith History (Chicago: HH Hill) p 556

HAMPTON,  William M, farmer, Darlington, was born Sept 14, 1851, and is the son of Samuel & Phebe GUNTLE) Hampton, one of the earliest settlers in this part of the township. On their arrival in this part of the County, about 1830, they settled in the green timber and suffered all the inconveniences and vicissitudes incidental to pioneer life.

The family drove through from Tenn. in the wagon, and camped out until they got the cabin raised. Mr. Hampton  received his education at the district school, and during life has been chiefly engaged in husbandry. In 1874 he marr. Miss Phebe C. FAUST, daughter of Reuben Faust, an early settler in this neighborhood, and has one son, lee, who was born Nov 21, 1878.

He is a prominent member of the Lutheran Church, being clerk of St. James Evangelic Lutheran Church, in this township.                    

In politics he is a democrat. His farm of 80 acres is well improved, with good building, and is in a high state of cultivation. - typed by kbz
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