Elizabeth “Betsey or Eliza” <I>Schuyler</I> Hamilton

Elizabeth “Betsey or Eliza” Schuyler Hamilton

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 9 Nov 1854 (aged 97)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 6838274 View Source
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Wife of Alexander Hamilton. She was the daughter of Revoluntionary War Continental General Philip Schuyler and sister to Angelica Schuyler Church. She was the mother of eight children, including Philip Hamilton, who died in a duel at Weehauken on the same field on which her husband would later lose his life. She was a remarkable woman, outliving her husband by fifty years and fiercely defendeded his honor after his death. After his death, she moved to Washington to be with close friend and confidante Dolly Madison, with whom she raised funds for local orphanages and poor houses until her death in 1854 at the age of 97.Elizabeth Hamilton ( August 9, 1757 – November 9, 1854), sometimes called "Eliza" or "Betsey", was co-founder and deputy director of an orphanage in New York City. She was the wife of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.Elizabeth and Alexander Hamilton had eight children:

Philip (January 22, 1782 – November 23, 1801), who was killed in a duel three years before his father's fatal duel.
Angelica (September 25, 1784 – February 6, 1857), who suffered a mental breakdown after her older brother's death, and lived to the age of 72 in a state described as "eternal childhood", unable to care for herself.
Alexander, Jr. (May 16, 1786 – August 2, 1875).
James Alexander (April 14, 1788 – September 24, 1878).
John Church (August 22, 1792 – July 25, 1882).
William Stephen (August 4, 1797 – October 9, 1850).
Eliza (November 20, 1799 – October 17, 1859), who married Sidney Augustus Holly.
Philip, also called "Little Phil" (June 1, 1802 – July 9, 1884), named after his older brother, who had died one year before his birth.
The Hamiltons also raised Frances (Fanny) Antill, an orphan who lived with them for ten years beginning in 1787 when she was two years old.Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was born on August 9, 1757 in New York. She married Founding Father and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. She refused to go to her husband's funeral, yet she still kept the memory of him. She died on November 9, 1854 at the age of 97. Her husband, her, her husband's friend, her sister, and her son are buried at Trinity.

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Inscription

ELIZA
Daughter of Phillip Schuyler,
Widow of Alexander Hamilton
Born at Albany,
August 9th, 1757
Died at Washington,
November 9th, 1854
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Interred here
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Gravesite Details

The grave is still in very good condition, only a bit of deterioration.



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