MDSSAR Gen. William Smallwood Chapter
Montgomery County, MD
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Patriot: Hempstone, William (2, p.154)(4)(5)(N)
SAR #: P-179499 (5)
DAR #: Not found

Birth
Date: 1760 (4)
Location: Frederick Co. MD (4)

Marriage
Date:
Spouse: Susanna Trail (4)
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Children: Harriet B., Elizabeth F., Nathaniel Thompson, Frances Northcraft, Townley, Ann Trail, Christy Ashe, Armistead T. (4)

Support for American Revolution
Military Service: Soldier. (5) Private 7th MD Regt. Continental Army Jan. 31, 1780 – Nov. 1, 1780. (2)
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Death
Date: 1825 (5) June 1828 (4)
Cemetery: William T. Griffith’s Farm, Beallsville (2)(5) Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville. Plot: Row B, Lot 24. Site 1 (4)(N)
Find-A-Grave #: 52394711 (4)
Headstone GPS Coordinates: N39.18081; W77.41519
Marked: 1915 by DAR Janet Montgomery Chapter (N)

Notes: Alternative surnames include Hempston and Hemstone. (2) Reported originally buried on Hempstone family farm (owned subsequently by Griffith family) but moved to Monocacy Cemetery. (4) Mont. Co. Cemetery Inventory records indicate that headstone only may have been moved (see cemetery ID # 286). (3) Feb. 19, 1819 Treasurer of MD directed to pay him the half pay of a private. March 7, 1834 balance due William Hempston, deceased, ordered paid to his son, Nathan T. Hempston. (2) Grave marking details from Carol Cummings per Sept. 8, 2013 e-mail. July 2014 site visit showed no evidence of DAR marker. However, text on headstone reads "MD. MIL. REV. War". Cemetery location listed in DAR Magazine Vol. 51 #4 Oct. 1917 p. 205.

Last Updated: 8 / 9 / 2014

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