|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1794|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1859|
Andrew Hamilton was born on 2 March 1794 in Union District, South Carolina and died on 18 February 1859 in Rusk County, Texas.
1) Hamilton, Andrew, deceased. Probate filed Feb 18 1859 # 576 #2899
2) Hamilton, Delilah, deceased. Filed Sep 10 1867. #926
Andrew Hamilton married Delilah Smith on 15 December 1814 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Andrew Hamilton was a private and a substitute for William McCulloch in Captain Thomas White's Company, then Captain of a Company in Colonel Reuben Nash's Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers under General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. (War of 1812 Veterans in Texas, by Mary Smith Fay, Polyanthus, New Orleans)
These family members are shown in the 1820 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Tennessee.
#37.4 Andrew Hamilton
1 male under 10 years (James Hamilton)
1 male 26 to 45 years (Andrew Hamilton)
1 female under 10 years (Sarah Emeline Hamilton ?)
1 female 16 to 26 years (Delilah Smith)
Andrew and Delilah Smith Hamilton's children (according to War of 1812 Veterans in Texas by Mary Smith Fae and other family, census and court records) were:
1. Sarah Emeline Hamilton married James Brown (Note from a Hamilton descendant: There is a grave stone in the Hamilton plot at Pleasant Hill, Rusk County, Texas, for a Mrs.S. E. Brown. I have always thought that was Sarah E. Hamilton, the wife of James Brown. Have not found a marker for James though.
2. Jack D. "John" Hamilton married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bell
3. Frances E. "Fanny" Hamilton married John Grigsby
4. James S. Hamilton married Amanda Howze
5. Young Harrington Hamilton (1828-1857) married 1st: Martha J. Coats (sister of Oliver "Dubb" Coats). After she died, he married Mary E. Smith (daughter of Joseph Guyton Smith and Elvira Hamilton)
6. Mary Hamilton married 1st Dave Neville, 2nd John Blanton
7. Pamela "Pamelia" Hamilton married James Lloyd
8. Martha Ann Hamilton married Oliver "Dubb" T. Coats
9. Andrew Jackson Hamilton married Althea Smith
10. Rose Hamilton [some sources list her as a child- but no documentation is shown]
From the Lincoln County, Tennessee deeds, we find: "Andrew Hamilton of Asa Pennington tract on waters of Dry Creek, 15 acres Po. January 13, 1825, Vol G-1, page 148. Andrew Hamilton of Asa Pennington tract on waters of Dry Creek, 15 acres W D January 13, 1825, Vol G-1, page 149. Andrew Hamilton to Middleton Fanning, three tracts on Dry Creek, 100 acres W D August 1, 1829, Vol H-1, page 600."
Andrew Hamilton arrived in Texas on January 1, 1836. After spending one year in Nacogdoches, Andrew Hamilton and his brother-in-law,
General James Smith
settled on adjoining farms where the town of Henderson now stands. Colonel Smith returned to Tennessee and Alabama and raised a company of 75 volunteers to help fight for Texas freedom from Mexico. Hamilton remained in Texas to take care of the families. The entire expense of the company of volunteers was borne jointly by Andrew Hamilton and James Smith.
Andrew Hamilton was a charter member in the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in Rusk County. Andrew and Delilah Hamilton's son, Young Harrington Hamilton, born in 1828, became a minister. Young Harrington Hamilton joined the Texas Presbytery in 1854 and was ordained the following year. The story is told, that on one occasion, Rev. Young Harrington Hamilton was conducting a meeting in a log school house and was being annoyed by some tough young men trying to break up the meeting. One night the young men took a dare from Hamilton to come sit on the front row and listen to the sermon. As soon as they were seated, Rev. Hamilton drew his six shooter and held it on them until his sermon was finished. When the invitation was given at the end of the sermon, the young men were the first to respond and be converted. They joined Hamilton's party as bodyguards. Rev. Hamilton got people into church one way or the other." (History of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Texas, Centennial Volume, by Thomas H. Campbell, 1936)
1860 Rusk County, Texas Federal Census page 201B:
5 125 131 HAMILTON Delila 59 F W 9,000 11,300 SC maiden name Smith
6 125 131 HAMILTON Martha S. 15 F W . . . TX .
7 125 131 HAMILTON Andrew 14 M W . . .TX .
Delilah Smith Hamilton (1798 - 1867)*
"In Honor of Service US-USD 1812. Departed this life 18 Feb A.D. 1859 In the 64th year of his age. Erected by his bereaved widow"
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Created by: Terie Harris
Record added: Sep 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29724484
I am a direct descendent of Gen. James Smith, for whom Smith County was named. His sister, Delilah, was married to Andrew. I am doing family research & enjoyed this post, especially the funny story about Young Harrington Hamilton (my father was a preacher...(Read more)|
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My 3g-grandfather, who brought the family to Texas.|
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