North Carolina, USA
Enlisted in Revolutionary War at Hillsboro Courthouse in Orange County, NC, in 1781. Served as a private in Captain Bailey's Company, 10th North Carolina Continental Army. Stewart Hamilton had migrated to Montgomery County, GA, by 1802.
WILL OF STEWART HAMILTON
In the Name of God Amen. I, Stewart Hamilton, of Montgomery County and State of Georgia, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do this fourteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, make this my last will and testament. That is to say, first, I give and bequeath after my death all of my property that I now possess and the increase of it to my beloved wife, Clarry Hamilton, if she should live longer than me, and at her decease she can give the property to such of my children as she pleases. I will all to her. I give my children no part of my property except one dollars worth to each one of them is all I give them. This my last will and testament. In witness whereof the said Steward Hamilton has hereunto set my hand and signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of all. Stewart Hamilton
Recorded Montgomery County, Georgia, Wills 1806, 1832-1863, page 23. Filed Nov. 7, 1831.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
Mount Vernon, Georgia
Thursday October 14, 1915
SOLDIER'S GRAVE TO BE MARKED
Stewart Hamilton Resting Place to be Honored by The DAR
The first of its kind and a most interesting event to be held in this county will be the unveiling of the stone furnished by the national government to mark the grave of Stewart Hamilton, near Kibbee, the ceremonies to take place on October 24.
Through the commendable efforts of the Col. William Few chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Eastman, this marker has been secured, and the unveiling will occur under the auspices of the chapter. Mrs. W.B. Daniel, chairman of Historical Sites and Monuments, will come over from Eastman, accompanied by a number of members of the chapter, and it is probable that an appropriate address will be made.
The descendants of the Revolutionary soldier, whose memory is to be honored on this occasion, are too numerous to be mentioned in a brief sketch. Notably among them was Hon. Charles S. Hamilton, whose remains rest at the same place, a grandson of Stewart Hamilton. The Hamiltons, Calhouns, Connells and others, descendants of the sleeping hero, assembled around his grave, would make a good sized army.
Descendants and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:00 a.m. near Kibbee, all will bring baskets filled for a Montgomery County dinner, and the occasion promises to be one of unusual interest.
THE MONTGOMERY MONITOR
Mount Vernon, Georgia
Thursday October 28, 1915
UNVEILING WAS BRILLIANT EVENT
Memory of Continental Soldier Perpetuated by a New Tablet
There was held at the Hamilton cemetery near Kibbee Sunday, an occasion of more than usual interest -- unveiling of a tablet marking the grave of Stewart Hamilton, grandfather of the late Chas. S. Hamilton, and the foreparent of hundreds of descendants throughout this section. To the Col. William Few Chapter, D.A.R., of Eastman, is due the credit of locating the grave and erecting the marker to this Revolutionary soldier, and the exercises attending it were impressive, and as a result new interest and patriotism will have been aroused throughout the country.
Exercises began immediately after the arrival of the southbound M.D.&S. train, on which came the delegation from Eastman, and the exercises were conducted by Mrs. A.L. Wilkins, regent of the chapter. With a large assemblage around the grave, Rev. Dan Walker made the opening prayer, followed by America, one of our national songs. Col. B.R. Calhoun, of Eastman, delivered the address of the occasion, in which he vividly pictured every scene attending the journey of this patriot to his Georgia home, located near the spot where he spent his afterlife and where he rests. The speaker followed step by step the journey and the perfection of the settlement, giving the names of the entire party and the equipment, customs, etc., in detail. He, of course, is a lineal descendant of this pioneer, and to him in a great measure is due the credit of preserving so clear a record of this remarkable family, whose ranks now number over a thousand, and whose members are residents of the several counties of this section.
Dr. W.B. Burroughs of Brunswick, one of the state's most noted antiquarians and collectors of historical data (a staunch soldier of the Gray), was present by invitation, and made a short but stirring address, which, as all of his talks are, was instructive and entertaining. There was placed over the tomb one of the Doctor's original thirteen-starred flags and our national flag.
The substantial slab, suitably inscribed, was furnished by the Federal government through the Daughters, and on this occasion was beautifully draped in the national colors and surmounted by a beautiful wreath. The act of unveiling was gracefully performed by Mrs. Homer O'Calligan of Eastman, a descendant. The grave was bedecked with flags, as (was) the grave of the hero's wife, who sleeps beside him on the site of their first Georgia home.
The exercises were followed by a sumptuous dinner, spread in a nearby grove, and while the attendance could well be estimated at fifteen or eighteen hundred, all were well and courteously cared for. It was an inspiring scene, from which will arise memories calculated to arouse lasting interest throughout the county. Stewart Hamilton was born about the year 1760, and entered the Continental army at the age of 21, serving in a number of engagements; and, like most men of his type, was distinguished for bravery and a love for home and liberty, and Montgomery county should be proud to have given him a home following the struggle for independence.
Among those in the Eastman party were Mrs. A.L. Wilkins, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Cobb and son, Mrs. W. McRae, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Harrell, Misses Lillian and Ennie Lee Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. Homer O'Calligan and little son, MissesTinnie and Kathleen Currell of Dublin, Col. and Mrs. D.A.R. Crum of Cordele, Messrs. B.T. Burch, and C.C. Clark, and a number of others from Eastman.
Clarissa Stringer Hamilton (1762 - 1840)*
Strother Hamilton (1780 - ____)*
Sarah Hamilton Burch (1790 - 1871)*
Rebecca Hamilton Story (1792 - 1835)*
Josiah Hamilton (1794 - 1869)*
Clarissa Hamilton Connell (1802 - 1876)*
Hamilton Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 03, 2008
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Thank you for your service to this great nation. I'm thrilled to have descended from a Revolutionary War soldier. From your great,great,great,great granddaughter descended from your son, Solomon, who started the Northwest Florida Hamiltons!|
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From your double great-great-great-great-granddaughter. DAR National Number 633332, membership approved December 22, 1978.|
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