Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Captain Nathaniel Hemphill, Windham, New Hampshire, 1796

This tombstone was photographed at the Cemetery on the Plain, Windham, New Hampshire.

who departed this life,
Nov. 10th 1796
AEtat 59. ~
AGNES his wife died
July 3, 1838
AEt. 92
A mother of 18 children
Honored, this mother in Israel.

Nathaniel Hemphill was born 12 May 1727, son of Nathaniel Hemphill, born in Antrim, Northern Ireland of Scots ancestry, and Isabella Robinson.  He married Agnes Parke, daughter of Robert Parke and Jane Weare, on 28 Dec 1764.  She was born 9 July 1746 and died 3 July 1838.  Nathaniel Hemphill was one of the Windham signers of the New Hampshire Association Test before the American Revolutionary War, to show his allegiance to the colonists and he served in the Continental Army.

Nathaniel Hemphill's 18 children (from the History of Windham):

1. Robert b. 1 Oct. 1765 m. Annis Dinsmoor m2. Ava Betsey Hawkins
2. Alexander b. 30 March 1767 married and removed to Saratoga, New York
3. Nathaniel, b. 28 July 1768, d. 1794 at Ballston, New York
4. Isabella b. 20 Dec. 1769 m. John Dinsmoor
5. Jane b. 2 April 1771, d. 4 Jan. 1867 in Windham, age 95 years
6. Andrew b. 22 July 1772, removed to Troy, New York
7. Levi b. 27 Jan. 1774, d. 1841 in Malta, New York, m. Lucy Howland
8. Sarah b. 7 June 1775, d. 1855 m. Aaron Wilson of Cranbury, New Jersey
9.  David b. 16 July 1777 m. Nancy Merrill and removed to Haverhill, Mass.
10. Mary b. 25 Nov. 1778 m. Thomas Griffin of Derry, New Hampshire
11. Nancy, b. 18 August 1780 m. Moses Alexander of Derry, New Hampshire
12. Margaret, b. March 1783, m. John Cochran of Windham
13. Samuel b. 8 April 1785, went to sea and died in Boston January 1846
14. Hannah b. 8 April 1785, d. 1797 of lung fever
15. Persis, b. 23 April 1787, m. James Taylor of Derry, New Hampshire
16. Benjamin, b. 23 April 1787, d. about 1847 in Buffalo, New York
17. Elizabeth, b. 5 July 1789, m. William Dinsmoor of Windham
18. Naomi, b. 19 Feb 1791, resided in Windham with her mother for who she cared for in her declining years and survived only by a few months. "she was noted for her piety, benevolence, and kindness; she was a person of rare excellence of mind and character."

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