|John Hamilton (#48020091)|
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|Gordon White||RE: Hamiltons in Mingo Cemetary|
John Hamilton, Sr was my 5th great grandfather via William Hamailton, his son George Hamilton via James Hamilton, via George Hamilton, via his daughter Felica Lou Hamilton Crenshaw, via Martha Frances Crenshaw White.
My mother and her mother were born in Fulton, MO as was I. I have lived in Carbondale, IL for the past 42 years.
|texmexfla||RE: William Hamilton|
It is great to hear from you. Please pardon the tardiness of my reply. I'm a high school teacher and have been busy with the start of the new semester.
I hardly know where to start in terms of information to give you regarding our ancestor. First and foremost would be to look at the county histories for Washington, Adams, and York, Pennsylvania. William stayed in Adams County, but his father moved to Washington County. I have visited the site of their home in Washington County and the grave of John Hamilton at Bethel church in Washington County.
After looking at the county histories. The next thing to do would be to read the entire, I say again the "entire" widows pension. There are additional documents which I found extremely interesting and exciting. One of the most intriguing was an affidavit by a man with the surname Black, who lived next to William Hamilton's farm. In fact William and his wife were originally buried in the Black Family graveyard and reinterred in Evergreen Cemetery when one of their descendents took charge of the cemetery. The document, or rather affidavit, has an amusing statement, which could be interpreted in a number of different ways, but it basically says that William would come to his home and speak with his father about "Braddocks War", which is better known to us as the French and Indian War in which relative Hance Hamilton was leader of the Pennsylvania Regiment. Col. Hance Hamilton, by the way, is also buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
There are also some interesting side comments in the pension which many people have taken out of context. I researched heavily into each comment and obtained documents from various sources in the National Archives and visited the Pennsylvania archives.
A page from the family Bible listing the children of William and Magdalena can also be found in the pension. I am descended from their son George. George moved to Plain Grove Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and my wife and I had the opportunity to meet one of George's granddaughters who lived near Plain Grove who knew him and described George to me.
Please give me an idea of how much you know and what sources you have checked. My e-mail is email@example.com
|Sharon||RE: William Hamilton|
My line is through son William B. Hamilton, which line are you following?
Added by Sharon on Jan 10, 2013 4:32 PM
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