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Notes for Hampton E. Northup:

The Family of Hampton Northup& Elizabeth Jane Dean

March 10, 1782 - Hampton born in Virginia or Pennsylvania

Father Daniel Northup was probably in Botetourt Co., VA in 1785-1786, and he had moved to Kanawha Co., WV by 1791-1792 when he is listed on tax records there.

May 1791 - Hampton captured by Indians in Kenawha Co., WV.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvkanawh/Early/early.html
Early Settlements of Kanawha County, West Virginia - Indian Incursion
Taken from History of Kanawha County, George W Atkinson, Charleston, WV, 1876.

"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."

1795 - Hampton's parents moved to Washington Co., OH

abt 1805 - Hampton returned from Indians to his parents

Feb. 26, 1806 - Hampton bought land from his father, Daniel Northup

October 18, 1807 - Hampton married Elizabeth Jane Dean in Gallia Co., OH

www.Ancestry.com Ohio marriage records
NORTHUP, HAMPTON E.
Spouse: DEAN, ELIZABETH Marriage Date: 18 Oct 1807
County: Gallia State: OH

1808 NORTHUP HAMPTON Gallia County OH 013 Mixed Townships Tax List OH

September 24, 1808 - daughter Mary (Polly) born
May 10, 1809 - daughter Anna born

1810 NORTHUP HAMPTON Gallia County OH 017 No Township Listed Tax list OH
1810 census - no 1810 census for Ohio

February 02, 1814 - son Joseph born
February 1817 - daughter Jane born
January 25, 1819 - son Stephen Monroe born

1820 census Green Township, Gallia Co., OH, page 44
Hampton Northup 200102-10100-01
2 males over 45 (Hampton, age 38? and who?)
1 male 19-26 (??)
2 males under 10 (Joseph, age 6 & Stephen, age 1)
1 female 16-26 (Elizabeth, age 36?)
1 female under 10 (Jane, age 3)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Where are Polly, age 12 & Anna, age 11?

February 18, 1821 - daughter Ellen born
March 04, 1823 - daughter Sarah born
May 29, 1825 - daughter Nancy born

Hampton died in 1826 in Gallia Co., OH. His wife remarried the widower of his sister Elizabeth (James McCall). Hampton's wife and sister were both named Elizabeth Jane, so it has led to some confusion.

From manuscript sent from Marie Fox to Charles W. Northup (year? Latest date on descendant out line is 1942):

There are different stories told of Hampton Northup's capture by Indians.

One is - - That about the age of 7 , he was playing with an older brother near a stream but the older brother hid under a foot bridge and escaped capture. Hampton remained with the Indians for about 14 years. He had learned to read and write before his capture. He was found by missionaries for whom he acted as interpreter. He retained some of their habits until death. He is said to have returned to the Indians and cared for the old squaw who mothered him.

Another is - - 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. 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. He grew to be expert in swimming and all Indian habits and practices. 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 often entertained the family and friends by Indian dances, etc.

Hampton Northup married Jane Dean, and his son Stephen Monroe Northup was born in 1819 in Gallia Co., Ohio. He (Stephen M.) married Eliza Gilbert. Two of his cousins married his wife's sisters. After Hampton's death, his widow married James McCall who was the widower of Hampton's sister.

www.Ancestry.com Ohio marriage records
NORTHUP, HAMPTON E.
Spouse: DEAN, ELIZABETH Marriage Date: 18 Oct 1807
County: Gallia State: OH

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Search Terms: NORTHUP (47), HAMPTON (374)
Database: Ohio Census, 1790-1890
Combined Matches: 3
Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

1808 NORTHUP HAMPTON Gallia County OH 013 Mixed Townships Tax List OH Early Census Index OHS1a2302521

1810 NORTHUP HAMPTON Gallia County OH 017 No Township Listed Tax list OH 1810 Washington Co. Census Index OHS1a2302520

1820 NORTHUP HAMPTON Gallia County OH 044 Green Township

----- Original Message -----
From: Jokagal@aol.com
To: karinorthup@comcast.net ; sallyjoq@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: Hampton Northup, Elizabeth, James McCall

I came across some thing that may help clear up the Elizabeth Northup situation. I no longer have Rick Northup's email address, so if you have it would one of you please forward this to him?

From "Abstracts of Gallia County Chancery Records, 1835-1852", page 3:

Aldis Harrington vs. Stephen, Eleanor, Sarah and Nancy Northup.
Ch. 1, 39-42. Apr. 12, 1836. SEct. 13-5-15 which is Green Twp. Hampton E. Northup of Huntington died owning this land. Hampton had bought it from Daniel Northup Feb. 26, 1806. Elizabeth, widow of Hampton, remarried to James McCall. Heirs of Hampton, each entitled to one-eighth part were Polly, Anna who married Jesse Ingels, Joseph D., Jane, Stephen, Eleanor, Sarah, and Nancy Northup. Harrington of Huntington bought.

Joanne Galvin

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From: Jokagal@aol.com [mailto:Jokagal@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:11 PM
To: Kari.northup@sbcglobal.net
Subject: Hampton Northup's capture by Indians

Kari-
Was poking around on the Gen WEb pages trying to locate where and when Anna Hampton Northup died and was buried and came across this notation re: Hampton Northup's capture by Indians.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvkanawh/Early/early.html
Early Settlements of Kanawha County, West Virginia

Indian Incursion

"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."

Joanne Galvin

Researching Northup, Hampton, McCall, Phelps, Blake, Daggett, Syler, Berridge,Plymale, Kinder, Cottrell, Gilbert, Baker, Rood