The Ancestors and Relatives of Henry Stratton

A possible continuation of the ancestry of William Addams Reitwiesner

by William Addams Reitwiesner

The parentage and ancestry of my ancestor number 105, Sarah Hampton, is (currently) unknown. Some websites claim that she was Sarah, daughter of Richard Hampton of Prince William County and Fauquier County, Virginia, but no evidence has been found to support this claim.

Note that my ancestor Sarah Hampton married, in Cumberland County, Virginia, on 26 December 1753, a man named Henry Stratton. Richard Hampton's will was dated 24 November 1766 and probated in Fauquier County, Virginia, on 22 December 1766. In his will he refers to his daughter as "Sarah", not as "Sarah Stratton", even though my ancestor had been married for more than a dozen years by then. This may, or may not, be significant.

In any case, what follows below is the ancestry of Sarah, daughter of Richard Hampton, as extracted from John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person [:] Virginia 1607-1624/5, Fourth edition [Baltimore: Genealogical, and cited below as "APP"], vol. II, pp. 247-260 [Sarah appears on p. 251 as number 36], and from Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families [Baltimore: Genealogical, 1989, and cited below as "TVF"], pp. 313-338 [Sarah appears on p. 328]. The numbering in parentheses is numbered from me and is based on the assumption that the connection claimed by the various websites (that my ancestor Sarah Hampton was a daughter of Richard Hampton) is correct.

William Addams Reitwiesner

Ancestry of Sarah Hampton
(A possible continuation of the ancestry of William Addams Reitwiesner)
1 (105) Sarah Hampton
[APP II:251, no. 36; TVF 328]
m. (as his second wife) Cumberland Co., Va., 26 Dec 1753
(104) Henry Stratton
* Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia, ...
+ ... [will dated 19 Nov. 1799 proved Bedford County, Virginia, 23 Dec. 1799]
[APP III:169-170, no. 20]
(possible GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
2 (210) Richard Hampton
* ... [ca. 1688]
+ ... [will dated 24 Nov. 1766, recorded Fauquier Co., Va., 22 Dec. 1766]
[APP II:251, no. 13; TVF 328]
3 (211) [on 13 March 1746/7 Richard and his wife Alce acknowledged the sale of land in Caroline Co., Va.; in his will Richard named his wife Martha]
4 (420) John Hampton
* ... [probably 1650 in York Co., Va.]
+ ... [will recorded King William Co., Va., 10 Nov. 1718]
[APP II:249, no. 7; TVF 323]
m. ... [by 5 June 1677]
5 (421) Mary Mann
+ ... [ca. 1690]
(possible 7/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
8 (840) Rev. Thomas Hampton
* ... [Elizabeth City County, Virginia?] 16 April 1623
+ ... [living 12 Oct. 1690]
[APP II:248, no. 5; TVF 319]
9 (841)
(possible 8/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
16 (1680) William Hampton
~ Twickenham, Middlesex, 28 May 1592
came to Virginia in the Bona Nova, 1620
+ ... [will dated 5 Sept. 1652]
[APP II:247, no. 1; TVF 313]
17 (1681) Joane
came to Virginia in the Abigail, 1621
(possible 9/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
32 (3360) Laurence Hampton, of Twickenham, Middlesex,
33 (3361)
(possible 10/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
(possible 11/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)
(possible 12/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS of William Addams Reitwiesner)


1 (105) -- For the children and descendants of Sarah Hampton, wife of Henry Stratton of Bedford County, see here. See also number 105 here.

5 (421) -- Mary Mann was a niece (daughter of a brother) of John Mann, whose will was dated 6 Jan. 1694/5 and proved Gloucester Co., Va., 18 Feb. 1694/5, but no records show the names of her parents.

4 & 5 (420 & 421) -- John Hampton and Mary Mann have other descendants:

John Hampton m. Mary Mann
.John Hampton m. Margaret Wade
|.Anthony Hampton m. Elizabeth Preston
| .WADE HAMPTON (1752-1835) US Representative m. Harriet Flud
|  .WADE HAMPTON (1791-1858) m. Ann Fitzsimmons
|   .WADE HAMPTON (1818-1902), CSA General, Governor and Senator, South Carolina
.William Hampton m. ----
 .George Hampton m. Mary Nugent Ballard
  .Jane Vernon Hampton m. James Fort
   .Jane Vernon Hampton Fort m. John Thomas Turner
    .Simon Watkins Turner m. Katherine Virginia Wellows
     .Robert Edward Turner m. Maggie Dell Gaston
      .Robert Edward Turner m. Florence Rooney
       .ROBERT EDWARD TURNER (b. 1938), media proprietor and philanthropist

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