Gen John Hamilton

Gen John Hamilton

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jan 1819 (aged 72–73)
Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Giles County, Tennessee, USA
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Memorial ID 137559167 · View Source
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John Hamilton was born about 1746. Some claim he was born in 1752 in the Laggan Dist., Londonderry, Ireland. - The Connector of the Hamilton National Genealogical Society, 2001.

Hance Hamilton, who wrote his will in 1772, appears to be the father of John Hamilton of Guilford Co., North Carolina. - The Sons of Hance Hamilton, Lou Poole, 2012.

He married Elizabeth Archer on 25 Oct 1774. - Guilford Co., North Carolina Marriage Records.

Hamilton worked as justice and clerk of Guilford Co., North Carolina for many years. (I have original papers that he signed relating to his brother-in-law Thomas Archer.)

Late in his life John was accorded the honorary title of “General.”

"DIED, on the 25th January last, in Pulaski County, W. Tenn., whither he went last fall on a visit to a son-in-law and daughter, GENERAL JOHN HAMILTON of Guilford, N. C. He was one of GEN. GREEN’S aides on the day of the battle fought at Guilford Court House on the 15th March, 1781, and was active in gaining our independence." - Raleigh Minerva, May 7, 1819.

Although it has been asserted that Hamilton was buried in the area of the McNairy Cemetery in 1819, there is no evidence of a marker or gravestone for him there today.

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  • Created by: Eric Bruno Borgman
  • Added: 21 Oct 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 137559167
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gen John Hamilton (1746–25 Jan 1819), Find a Grave Memorial no. 137559167, citing McNairy Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Eric Bruno Borgman (contributor 46808488) .