Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Hemphill and wife, Lydia, buried in Windham, New Hampshire

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

Died Aug. 26, 1848
AEt  82 yrs
his wife
Died Nov. 8, 1856
AEt 86 yrs

John Hemphill is the son of Robert Hemphill and Eleanor Clark, and the grandson of Nathaniel Hemphill from Antrim, Northern Ireland, the immigrant, and his wife Isabella Robinson.  John Hemphill was born 10 June 1766, and he died in Windham on 26 August 1848.  He married Lydia Merrill, who was born in Salem, New Hampshire on 17 August 1770 to her parents Amos Merrill and Lydia Giles.  John and Lydia Hemphill had eight children:  Polly Ellenwood (m. Giles Merrill), Sarah, John (married Mary Gibson), Sarah G. (married Mark W. Temple), Ruth Barnett (m. Washington W. Temple), Joseph, Amos M. (married Rebecca Eaton), and Silas. 

For more information:

Leonard Allison Morrison, The History of Windham in New Hampshire, a sketch of the Hemphill family on pages 575 – 584. 

To read more about the John Hemphill family, see this blog post by Derek Saffie,

Nathaniel Hemphill’s tombstone:

Isabella (Robinson) Hemphill’s tombstone:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Hemphill and wife, Lydia, buried in Windham, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 27, 2018, (  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/03/tombstone-tuesday-john-hemphill-and.html: accessed [access date]).

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