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Col William Stephen Hamilton

Col William Stephen Hamilton

Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 7 Aug 1850 (aged 53)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Memorial ID 9080708 · View Source
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Son of Alexander Hamilton. Was exhumed twice and buried three times.

There is an historical marker in Weaverville, Calif. were a monument has been erected. It reads as follows;

" Hamilton's Store, Near this site in April, 1850, William S. Hamilton, the son of Alexander Hamilton, established the first store in the basin. During a business trip to Sacramento he died from Cholera, August 7, 1850."

Dedicated by Trinitarianus Chapter #62, E Clampus Vitus, Nov. 4, 1989

Col. Hamilton, who died in this city on Monday the 7th inst., was the youngest son of the distinguished Alexander Hamilton.

William Stephen Hamilton (August 4, 1797 – October 9, 1850), a son of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was an American politician and miner who lived much of his life in the U.S. state of Illinois and territorial Wisconsin. Hamilton was born in New York, where he attended the United States Military Academy before he resigned and moved to Illinois in 1817. In Illinois he lived in Springfield and Peoria and eventually migrated to the lead-mining region of southern Wisconsin and established Hamilton's Diggings at present-day Wiota. Hamilton served in various political offices and as a commander in two Midwest Indian Wars. In 1849 he moved to California on the heels of the California Gold Rush. He died in Sacramento, most likely of cholera, in October 1850.

  • Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 10 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9080708
  • Linda Ferrigno
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Stephen Hamilton (4 Aug 1797–7 Aug 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9080708, citing Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by David M. Habben (contributor 835) .