Patriot: Hempstone, William (2, p.154)(4)(5)(N)

SAR #: P-179499 (5)

DAR #: Not found


Date: 1760 (4)

Location: Frederick Co. MD (4)



Spouse: Susanna Trail (4)


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)

Public Service:

Civilian Aid:

Oath of Allegiance:



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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Source Information Codes

(1) MDSSAR Patriot Index (no longer active)

(2) "Revolutionary Patriots of Montgomery County, Maryland 1776-1783" by Henry C. Peden, Jr.

(3) Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory

(4) Find A Grave

(5) NSSAR Patriot Research System

(6) NSDAR Genealogical Research System

(N) See Notes section of record for additional information about this field.

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