Details for Roster ID 16290
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|Biography & Genealogy:||John Hampsey was born in Ireland, circa 1820. He was an Ordnance Sergeant in the U. S. Army during the 1840's and served in the Mexican War. By the 1850's he was living in Rockbridge County, Virginia and was hired to serve as Ordnance Sergeant at VMI, a job he held from 1858-1864. Following the Civil War he continued to live in the Brownsburg area of Rockbridge County, where he died 1904. He is pictured here (in 1877) with his wife, Martha Larew Hampsey.|