Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for Hampton...




    I have been told my entire life that I am a decindent of General Wade Hampton III. A General in the Civil War (can war actually be civil???).  So for H, I would like to introduce you to my Great-Great-Great (I don't how many) Grandfather.

Wade Hampton III 1818-1902

Wade Hampton III. Library of Congress descript...Image via Wikipedia



   I am also proticipating in the A to Z blog challenge on my recipe Blog.
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12 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Cute little sayings they have for war...civil...Bah! You're kinda famous though. :)

Theres just life said...

Wow Laura you are fast. I just hit post and there you were. I agree.

Bossy Betty said...

What great portraits!!!

Jeanne said...

This was so interesting. Love the portraits.Will be following you to see what else you have to say.

The Toll House Cookie said...

My maternal great grandmother was a Hampton. She lived in Montreal, so I'm almost 100% sure we're not of the Civil War Hampton family. I do love genealogy!!

Ju Dimello said...

Great to hear something new with each post :) Thanks for the pics and the Civil war info..

Following you from A-Z Challenge!

Theres just life said...

Hi Betty it is amazing what you can find on the internet. I found a picture of my great-grandfather and sent it to my uncle. He didn't have any picture of him. They were lost.
Hi Jeanne and Ju, Welcome I hope I can keep you entertained with my crazy ideas and life.
Hi Toll House Cookie, you never know. The Hamptons were a traveling adventurous bunch.

Sarah Allen said...

I love the treasures you find in researching your relatives. Cool stuff!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

That's kind of cool to be related to someone on Wikipedia - even if they were not very "civil" :)

Bz said...

Nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge! Hope to see you around!

Stephanie V said...

Right up there with 'military intelligence'. Congrats on finding a famous relative - and with a Wikipedia picture.

Theres just life said...

Hi Sarah I also found out a Great Great Great Grandfather was a hero in the Battle of San Jacinto that won Texas it independence,and my great grandmother was a full blood Cherekee Indian, and lot of other stuff. Now I wish I would have listen closer to the stories all my older relatives use to tell.
Hi Rhonda, I knew the old General had arrived when one day he arrived on wiki.
Hi Bz, Welcome to my part of the world.
Hi Stephanie, I have been looking for a picture for ever for him and another relative now I found both of them its great.