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Col James Calvin Hamilton

Death unknown
Burial Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 15940228 · View Source
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Shelby County Alabama Sheriffs: 1818 To Date
Shelby County Established February 7, 1818

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[First in office.] "On the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, the worshipful the County Court of Shelby County Alabama Territory was opened according to adjournment by James Hamilton, High Sheriff of the county aforesaid...." Col. James Hamilton, born 1783 in North Carolina, a part of that state that is presently Jefferson County Tennessee, son of Francis & Mary Hamilton. About 1806 in Knox County Tennessee James Hamilton married Jane Bayles, daughter of Hezekiah Bayles and Jane Evans. In about 1807 James, along with his in laws, moved from Knox County Tennessee to what is now Madison County Alabama. There James was elected Captain of his Militia Company and in 1813 the company was attached to Col. Peter Perkins Battalion, 7th Regiment, under General Jackson. It was this company that was at the point of attack by the Creek Indians at the battle of Emuckfau. In 1815, or shortly thereafter, James moved to an area that became Shelby County Alabama, and after the death of his wife in 1820 moved to Jefferson County Alabama. He died in or near Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama at the home of his son-in-law Hugh Coupland who had married Karenhappuck Hamilton. He is probably buried in Shiloh Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Jane Bayles was born August 23, 1785 in North Carolina, now Washington County Tennessee, died September 23, 1820 in Shelby County Alabama. Their son, Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton, 1815-1875, had a significant impact on Texas and the nation before, during and after the Civil War. Texas Senator Morgan Calvin Hamilton, 1809-1893, was a brother to Andrew Jackson Hamilton.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Calvin Hamilton (1783–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15940228, citing Shiloh Cemetery, Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Nahm (contributor 46866330) .