James Hamilton, Jr

James Hamilton, Jr

Birth
Death 15 Nov 1857 (aged 71)
Burial Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID 25731268 · View Source
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South Carolina Governor and Congressman and diplomat for the Republic of Texas. A Representative from South Carolina from 1822 to 1829, he also was Governor of South Carolina from 1830 to 1832. After moving to Texas, he became the diplomatic agent of the Republic of Texas to France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He drowned when the steamboat he was traveling in sank in the Gulf of Mexico. He reportedly yielded his seat in a lifeboat to a woman and her child.



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25731268
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hamilton, Jr (8 May 1786–15 Nov 1857), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25731268, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Buried or Lost at Sea.