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My interest in the HAMPTONS began with one old portrait.
It has survived fires, hurricanes and improper storage.
It was rolled up in a trunk when I was a child.
When it came out, so did the stories about my grandmother from Georgia.
When the portrait passed to my care it was beginning to fall apart.
It has now been protected and framed.
This is a restored copy.

Click here to see the portrait before restoration.

Martha was born in Crawford County, Georgia.

Her father is Jacob HAMPTON (son of John HAMPTON and Elizabeth SNIDER).

Her mother is Martha Bell WOODS (daughter of John WOODS and Pheraby GLOVER.

At the age of 17, Martha married Wesley P. SHORT.  Their children were Henry, Ida Bell, Laura Elizabeth, and Llewellyn Hampton.

Martha died ten years after her marriage. Ida, Laura and Llewellyn were sent to live with their HAMPTON grandparents. Henry vanished without record.

Martha is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia at Oaklawn Cemetery in the SHORT family plot. Her grave is unmarked.

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A Pictorial Tour of Old Tennent Church and vicinity...

Beginning with Monmouth Battlefield (NJ) today
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 Original House of
William Covenhoven

 William Covenhoven



and the plaque on nearby Old Tennent Church.  


Three views of Old Tennent Church  


The beautiful interior of the church...
                              The Cemetery


The graves of Janet HAMPTON Rhea and her husband Robert Rhea.



This tour is courtesy of Lois Waddington.
Her detailed description will be added in the future. Honest!
Photographs copyright, Lois Waddington, 2001 ~ Used with permission.

The graves of Wade Hampton and Wade Hampton, III
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Churchyard
Columbia, South Carolina


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