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Daniel Northup was born on June 21, 1738 in North Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He was the son of Nicholas Northup & Freelove Eldred
Anna Hampton Collins was born on September 21, 1759 in Caroline Co., Virginia. She was the daughter of John Hampton & Elizabeth

THE FAMILY OF DANIEL NORTHUP & ANNA HAMPTON COLLINS

Daniel Northup & Ann Hampton Collins

Daniel Northup & Anna Hampton Collins were married on February 14, 1777 and they had 6 children, born between 1778 to 1785. At the time of their marriage, Anna was the young widow of Robert Collins, whom she had married in Caroline Co., VA. (She was also from there.) Anna had one son, John Robert Collins, from her first marriage. Daniel was a Revolutionary War veteran who had been born in Rhode Island. He served as a sergeant in Col. Archibald Crary's Rhode Island Regiment until 1779 and perhaps longer. He was 39 years old when he married Anna Hampton Collins, and she was age 17 if I have her correct birthdate. How Daniel met Anna and where they were married is not clear. He may have been in the service in Virginia and met her at that time. It is also possible that her first husband brought her to New England to live, she remaining after his death and later marrying Daniel Northup. Two of his children, born in 1782 & 1784, are both listed later by their children as being born in Virginia. Marie Fox, one of his descendants, writes that he is probably the Daniel Northup who lived in Botetourt Co., Va., in 1785 and 1786. The family was living in Kenawha Co., WV by 1791. A history of Kenawha Co., WV tells of an Indian attack in May 1791 where "Hampton and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy" were taken prisoner - this agrees with family story that Daniel & Ann's son Hampton was captured by the Indians at an early age, although family story states that older brother Thomas Jefferson Northup escaped being captured. Daniel Northup is on a 1792 tax list for Kenawha Co., WV, along with the legendary Daniel Boone. In an internet bio of Daniel Boone it states that: "After the Revolutionary War, Boone worked as a surveyor along the Ohio River and settled for a time in Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia). In 1792, Kentucky was admitted into the Union as the 15th state. Litigation arose that questioned many settlers' title to their lands. Boone lost all his property due to lack of clear title. In 1799, he followed his son, Daniel Morgan Boone, to Missouri which was then under the dominion of Spain. Traveling by canoe, he and his family paddled down the Ohio River to St. Louis." Daniel Northup also left West Virginia about the same time, and he had moved to Washington Co., OH by 1795. In March 1795 he purchased land in Fearing Twp., Washington County, from the Ohio Company (He was one of the original purchasers in the Ohio Company). Anna Hampton Collins Northup died on May 18, 1800. I do not know if she died before, during or after the move to Ohio; she is not mentioned in Daniel's land deeds there or in his will. She is listed as being deceased in her father's will in 1801. Daniel is listed on the 1800 tax list & 1803 census of Marietta, Washington Co., OH. Gallia County Ohio was formed in 1803 from Washington County; it is located in the southeast portion of the state, bordering West Virginia. Daniel is listed as being in Gallia Co., Ohio in the summer of 1804, and he sold land in Green Twp., Gallia Co., OH to his son Hampton in 1806 when Hampton returned after living with the Indians for 14 years. Daniel is listed on the 1806 & 1808 tax lists of Gallia Co., OH. I have not found an 1810 census for Ohio at this time. The village of Northup, Gallia Co., OH is generally believed to be named for Daniel, although a website that lists origins of Ohio town names (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgallia/nameorig.htm ) states that at least one source says it was named for a John S. Northup who "laid it out". I'm not sure who this John S. Northup would be; unless it is Daniel's grandson John Siler Northup that was born in 1810. Daniel Northup died November 11, 1811 in Gallia Co., OH. He is buried in Rose Cemetery, Green Twp., Gallia Co., OH. The original sandstone marker to his grave was illegible, and it now has a new marker on top of the old one that was placed there by the Sons of the American Revolution.
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Tombstone of Daniel Northup

The Children of Daniel Northup & Anna Hampton Collins:

Henry C. NorthupHenry C. Northup was born on November 25, 1777 in Stafford Co., Virginia. He moved with his family from Virginia to Ohio about 1795 when he was about age 17. Henry C. Northup married Susanna Bainter on May 27, 1802 in Washington Co., OH; his sister Sarah married John Bainter in 1804 in Muskingum Co., OH, and Susanna & John probably were related. Henry & Susanna had at least seven children. There are several government land records for Henry in Muskingum, Coshocton, Holmes & Tuscarawas Counties in Ohio dating from January 21, 1813 to February 9, 1820 (Coshocton, Holmes & Tuscarawas were all formed between 1808-1824 from land that had originally been in Muskingum Co., OH.). Land records are listed under the names Henry Northup and also Henry Northorp. Henry was a Methodist minister, and is said to have last been known to be in Washington, D.C.; I have wondered if he was last known in Washington Twp, Muskingum Co., Ohio or Washington Co., OH, and it got misinterpreted over the years. Susanna died on March 1, 1848 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois. Henry Northup died on January 19, 1855 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois. His son Thomas J. Northup is listed on the 1830 & 1850 censuses of Muskingum Co., OH. There is also a Charles Northup listed there in 1840 who may be a relation.
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Thomas Jefferson NorthupThomas Jefferson Northup was born on September 19, 1780, probably in VA. A history of Kenawha Co., WV, where the family is listed on tax lists in 1791-1792 states: ""In May, 1791, a party of eighteen whites were attacked by about thirty Indians, about one mile north of the fort at Point Pleasant, near the field now belonging to David Long. The whites were defeated. Michael See and Robert Sinclair were killed. Hampton and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy, belonging to See, were taken prisoners. This boy was a son of Dick Pointer, who acted so bravely a few years before at the attack on Donnally's fort, in Greenbrier. He became an Indian chief, and in the late war with Great Britain took part with the friendly Indians against the enemy." Family story says that Thomas hid under a foot bridge and escaped capture, but that brother Hampton remained with the Indians for 14 years. Thomas moved with his family from Virginia to Ohio about 1795 when he was about age 15. Thomas married Anna Margaret Siler on September 30, 1804 in Gallia Co., OH, and they had at least 3 children born between 1807 to 1815. The family is listed on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Green, Gallia Co., OH. Thomas Jefferson Northup died on March 13, 1833 in Gallia Co., OH. Anna died on April 15, 1843 in Gallia Co., OH.
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Vernon NorthupVernon Northup was born in 1781, probably in VA. He moved with his family from Virginia to Ohio about 1795 when he was about age 14. Vernon married Elizabeth Ewing on December 24, 1812 in Gallia Co., OH, and they had 5 children. In the Gallia County Chancery Records on Nov. 21, 1849 the following court case was discussed: ELIZABETH NORTHUP VS. VERNON NORTHUP AND OTHERS, Alimony. Elizabeth said they were married about 36 years ago and had amassed 300 acres and a brick house. Vernon left in 1838, wandered about Tennessee and Illinois, leaving behind debts and judgment which Elizabeth and a son, now deceased, paid off. Vernon came back, arranged sale of property to menagers (managers?) and left for Illinois. Said to be out of his right mind. Vernon admits marrying Elizabeth and said he lived a dog's life every since. Same home in 1841, stayed as long as he could stand it. Went to Quincy, Ill. near where his brother, Henry L. Northup lived, to find a place. Came back has been living at home at Elizabeth's request. Avers he's sane, although has suffered enough to make a wise man mad. Dismissed. (I'm not sure who the "brother Henry L. Northup mentioned in the court case is - there is a Henry L. Northup living in Quincy, Adams Co., IL in 1850, but he is only 37 so was not Vernon's older brother Henry Northup.)
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Hampton Northup

Hampton E. Northup was born on March 10, 1782, in VA. (On the 1880 census, his son Stephen M. Northup lists both his parents as being born in VA. He lists them both as being born in PA on the 1900 census, but I think that is an error.) Hampton was captured by the Indians when he was 9 years old, and lived with them until he was about age 23. A history of Kenawha Co., WV, where the family is listed on tax lists in 1791-1792 states: ""In May, 1791, a party of eighteen whites were attacked by about thirty Indians, about one mile north of the fort at Point Pleasant, near the field now belonging to David Long. The whites were defeated. Michael See and Robert Sinclair were killed. Hampton and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy, belonging to See, were taken prisoners. This boy was a son of Dick Pointer, who acted so bravely a few years before at the attack on Donnally's fort, in Greenbrier. He became an Indian chief, and in the late war with Great Britain took part with the friendly Indians against the enemy." One family story states that at about the age of 7 (abt 1789), Hampton was captured while playing with an older brother (Thomas Jefferson Northup) near a stream, but that the older brother hid under a foot bridge and escaped capture. Another family story of the Indian capture story is that the settlers were living at a block house which was located at the fork of two streams, one was called "The Big Sandy". They had been clearing the land between the streams and had stopped for dinner. They left a sentry on guard but a number of Indians came down stream unnoticed by the sentry, and hid near the block house, so that when the men returned to their work the Indians were between them and the fort, intending to cut them off and drive them back into an ambush. But the settlers fought their way back and drove the Indians away. Hampton and another boy were carried off for 100 miles or more to an Indian village. They were about 12 years of age (about 1794). They were stripped of their clothes and were told to catch a pony, having to run through brambles and bushes tearing their flesh. Hampton was gritty and spunky and stuck it out but the other boy gave up and was tormented and killed by the Indian children. A squaw took Hampton under her care and protected and mothered him while he lived with the Indians, which was about 14 years. He grew to be expert in swimming and all Indian habits and practices. His parents moved from Virginia to Ohio in 1795. Hampton had learned to read and write before his capture, and in 1803-1805, a missionary to the Indians found him and used him as an interpreter. When the missionary returned to the settlements, he told them in a service how the Lord had given him an interpreter. Hampton's parents were in the audience and on inquiry they decided it was their son, whom they had grieved as lost. They arranged with the missionary and a friendly Indian for their son's rescue. Hampton bought land in Gallia Co., OH from his father Daniel on Feb. 26, 1806, which would confirm his return from the Indians about 1805. Hampton married Elizabeth Jane Dean on October 18, 1807 in Gallia Co., OH and they had at least 8 children.. The family is listed on the 1808, 1810 & 1820 censuses of Gallia Co., OH. Hampton retained some of the Indian habits until death, and often entertained the family and friends by Indian dances, etc. He is said to have later returned to the Indians and cared for the old squaw who mothered him. Hampton died in 1826 in Gallia Co., OH, and Elizabeth remarried James C. McCall on December 22, 1829. James McCall was the widower of Hampton's sister Elizabeth. Hampton's wife and sister were both named Elizabeth Jane, so it has led to some confusion. Elizabeth Jane Dean Northup McCall died in August 1859 in Vermilionville, LaSalle Co., IL.
The Family of Hampton E. Northup & Elizabeth Jane Dean
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Sarah Northup Sarah Northup was born on February 25, 1783, probably in Virginia. She moved with her family from Virginia to Ohio about 1795 when she was about age 10. Sarah married John Bainter on September 18, 1804 in Muskingum Co., OH. I do not know names of their children for sure, or if they had any. There is a John Painter listed on the 1820 census of Madison, Muskingum Co., OH with several young children in the household. There is a John Painter & a Samuel Painter listed as heads of households on the 1830 census of Newton, Muskingum Co., OH - both are listed as age 20-30, which would make them born between 1800-1810 so they are the right ages to be sons of John & Sarah. There is also a Henry Painter on the 1840 census of Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH who was born 1810 to 1820. Sarah Northup Bainter died on November 19, 1942 in Madison, Muskingum Co., OH. John also died there on September 10, 1846. John & Sarah are buried in the Bainter Cemetery, Madison, Muskingum Co., Ohio.
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Elizabeth Jane NorthupElizabeth Jane Northup was born on March 28, 1784 in VA. (On the 1880 census, her son Henry McCall lists his mother as being born in VA.) Elizabeth moved with her family from Virginia to Ohio about 1795 when she was about age 11. Elizabeth married James C. McCall on May 27, 1802 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH and they had 12 children. Elizabeth Jane Northup McCall died sometime between 1827 to 1829 in Gallia Co., OH. After Elizabeth died, her widowed husband James McCall married Elizabeth Jane Dean Northup, who was the widow of this Elizabeth's brother, Hampton E. Northup. As both women were at one time named Elizabeth Jane Northup (one a maiden name and one a married name) it has led to confusion in the records.
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