He was born in October 1844 (15; 4 [22 in 1863], 9 [19 in 1861], 13 [24 in 1870], 14 [36 in 1880], 15 [55 in 1900], 16 [65 in 1910]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16).
When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 9).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a light complexion, brown eyes, and light hair (4, 9 [fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service in company E as a private on 22 August 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 9 [22 Aug 61], 10 [21 Aug 62], 21 [22 Aug 61], 22).
On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (8).
He re-enlisted for three years, as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton, Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 4, 9 [26 Dec 63]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and was mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (this may be about his original enlistment) (4).
On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning the death of sixteen comrades, and sympathizing with their families (20). He was secretary of the committee (20).
He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 9, 10, 21). He was a sergeant, in company E (22).
In 1868/70, he married Mary [unknown family name] (15, 16). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, four of whom were alive (15, 16).
In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Clara, along with another family (13). He was a letter carrier (13).
In November 1871, he was part of the committee assigned to write a constitution and by-laws for the 91st's Survivor's Association (18).
At the first meeting of the Survivor's Association, on 4 December 1871, he was elected Recording Secretary (19).
In 1880, he was living at 22 North Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Clara, Mary, and Wade, and two servants (14). He was a dealer in liquor (14).
On 5 August 1887, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 21).
In 1890, he was living at 635 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He had been wounded in his left shoulder (10).
In 1900, he was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Mary, and sons Wade and George (15). He was a letter carrier (15).
In 1910, he was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Mary, and children George and Mary (16). He was a letter carrier, for the post office (16).
He died on 11 February [?] 1918, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).
On 11 February 1918, his widow, Mary Hampton, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 21).
In 1920, his widow, Mary Hampton, was living at 2444 Columbia Avenue (17). She was living with a cousin, Emma Maxwell (17).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 Catton, Bruce. A stillness at Appomattox, pages 341, 382, and 425. [about a letter he wrote after the war]
3 list of non-commissioned officers, company E
4 descriptive roll, company E, entry 39
5 special order 79, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 16 September 1864
6 special order 39, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 5 July 1865
7 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (George Hampton)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Pri Hampton)
9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (George Hampton)
10 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 51, page 1 (image 236 on Ancestry), line 2 (George S Hampton)
11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George S Hampton)
12 pension index, by name (George S Hampton)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 189 = 14 [?] handwritten (Geo S Hampton)
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 6th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 443 D = 16 (George S Hampton)
15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 734, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 155 A = 9 (George Hampton)
16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration distr4ict 672, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 247 B = 13 handwritten (George S Hampton)
17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 945, microfilm series T625, film 1633, page 34 B = 8 handwritten (Mary Hampton)
18 'The Reserves', Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 November 1871, page 2 (George Hampton)
19 'Ninety-first regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 5 December 1871 page 3 (George Hampton)
20 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (George Hampton)
21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George S Hampton)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Hampton)
|Name||Mackey Horace H||- Lavinia||- Elisa||- Horace H||Hampton Geo S||- Mary||- Clara|
|Occupation||Shoe Maker||Keep house||At home||At home||Letter Carrier||At home||At home|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||$150|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||North Fifth Street|
|dwelling visit #||75|
|family visit #||96|
|name||Hampton George S||- Mary E||- Clara L||- Mary E||- Wade||Meehan Hannah||- Margret|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Dealer in Liquor||At School||At Home||At Home||Servant||Servant|
|school this year|| ||1|| || |
|birth date||Oct 1844||Aug 1846||May 1878||June 1890|
|# years married||30||30|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||4|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Letter Carrier||Clerk R R||Clerk|
|# months not employed||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Hampton George S||- Mary A||- George S Jr||- Mary H|
|#years present marriage||41||41|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||4|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Ger German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Ger German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|occupation||Letter Carrier||None||Com'l Traveller||None|
|nature of industry etc.||Post Office||Florists Supplies|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||[blank (sic)]|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||141|
|family visit number||194|
|name||Hampton Mary||Maxwell Emma L|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||73||52 [?]|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language||German|
|can speak English|
|number of farm schedule|