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 Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton

Birth
Death 1843 (aged 59–60)
Burial Bryarly, Red River County, Texas, USA
Plot Southeast corner of the cemetery.
Memorial ID 18805 · View Source
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Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Robert Hamilton was born in Blevard, Scotland to William and Euphemia [Alston] Hamilton in 1783. Around 1807, he and four of his brothers immigrated to the United States and settled in Granville County, North Carolina, and in 1812 the brothers started up their own business. On December 15, 1834, Robert left the family business and traveled to the Red River area along the Texas-Arkansas territory line. He was elected one of the delegates to represent the Red River district at the Convention of 1836 to discuss the coming secession and war with Mexico, and there signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2nd. After the Convention, both he and George Childress were appointed to travel to Washington DC to get official recognition of the Republic of Texas as an independent country. On December 20, 1836 he was named chief justice of Red River County by President Sam Houston and began organizing the district's law department. How and when he died isn't altogether clear; evidently he died at the Pavilion Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 16, 1843, but there is some evidence he died in Red River County in 1845 as well.

Bio by: Screwtape


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Hamilton (24 Mar 1783–1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18805, citing Rowland Cemetery, Bryarly, Red River County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .