Thursday, June 24, 2010

Robert and Mary Eward Hamilton, William and Isabella Thompson Hamilton.

The mouth of the Licking River
where it joins the Ohio River, from Wikipedia.

Robert and Mary Eward Hamilton's four sons, and thier families, emigrated from Kentucky to Indiana. They are all listed in the 1850 census.

Robert Hamiltonb. June 17, 1768,
came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky
m. Mary Edwards [Eward], 21 April 1794 (b)
d. June 17, 1817, Kentucky

Mary Eward
b. May 20, 1774
came from Virginia to Kentucky
d. March 15, 1848, Decatur, Indiana, at the home of her son, Robert Marshall Hamilton

Their children:
1-James Eward, 1795-1881, m. (1) Jane McCoy 1796-1851 [5 Nov 1818 ] (n) (2) Rosannah McCoy 1808-1891.
2-Fidelia, 1797-1860, m. Elijah Mitchell [16 Apr 1816] (b)
3-Thomas 1798-1800, m. Julia Ann Donnell
4-Cyrus 1800-1879, m. Polly McCoy
5-Spicey Glover 1802-1838, m. John Thomson
6-Eliza 1804-1880
7-Ellen E. 1806-1832, m. Barton W. S. McCoy
8-Sarah 1809-1892, m. Thomas Donnell
9-Robert Marshall 1811-1901, m. Mary Morgan
10- Mary Jane 1814-1891, m. Jackson Lowe
11-Minerva 1817-1903, m. (1) Peter Bartholomew, (2) John C. Donnell

"Robert Hamilton was born in Pennsylvania on June 17, 1765, and died at his home in Kentucky on June 17, 181 7, he was married to Mary Eward, who was born in Virginia on May 20, 1774, and died at the home of her son, R. M. [Robert Marshall] Hamilton, northeast of Greensburg, in this county, March 15, 1848. They were married on June 19, 1794 in Kentucky. Robert Hamilton emigrated from Pennsylvania to Kentucky when the latter state was admitted to the Union and recruited a company and captained it during the War of 1812, serving against the Indians. He died in 1817 and his body was buried in the old Concord churchyard in Nicholas county, Kentucky. Afterwards his remains were brought by his descendants and placed beside those of his wife in the Kingston cemetery.

"Robert Hamilton was the son of William Hamilton, a Scottish Presbyterian who emigrated from the north of Ireland about 1750 and located in Pennsylvania, whence he later emigrated to Kentucky, settling on McBrides creek, then in Bourbon county, now Nicholas county, being among the earliest settlers of that section. William Hamilton married Isabella Thompson, in Pennsylvania, to which union were born seven children, namely: William, who was killed while battling with the patriots for independence during the Revolutionary War; Alexander, who settled in Clark county, Indiana; Thomas, who married Charity Welch and died near Carlisle, Kentucky, in 1803; Samuel, who married Jeannie Sweeney; Robert, who married Mary Eward; Eleanor, affectionately known as "Nellie," born on May 12, 1758, married John Blair and died on December 25, 1827; and Isabella, who, about 1808, married Samuel Hindman."

I found a few of these family members' marriage dates in the following books.
(b=Bourbon County) FHL US/CAN 976.9423 V2s, Burbon County, Kentucky, Marriage Records 1786-1851, Compiled by Robert E. & Phyllis J. Selby, Copyright 1982, Selby Publishing & Printing, Kokomo, Indiana 46902.

(n=Nicholas County) FHL, Nicholas County, Kentucky, Vital Statistics, Vol. II Marriage Records 1799-1855, Copyright 1976, John L. Sharp.

The information in this post is from History of Decatur County, Indiana; its people, industries and institutions, by Lewis A. Harding, 1915.

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