Sunday, September 26, 2010

The children of James P. and Margaret "Peggy" Turner Hamilton.

James P. Hamilton
1790 - Born
1810 - Married Margaret Turner in Nicholas County, Kentucky
1837 - Moved to Decatur, Indiana
1844 - Died in Decatur, Indiana

At his death in 1844, James P. Hamilton, left as his heirs; the widow Margaret, Jesse T. Hamilton, Garrard and Eliza Morgan-late Eliza Hamilton, George W. and wife Sarah Jane Hopkins, and John T., Sarah M., James A., *David W., *Francis P. and *Garrard M. Hamilton. * minors.

Jesse T Hamilton: An interesting biography of Jesse T. Hamilton is found on-line here. It explains when and why Jesse ultimately left Kentucky and moved to Decatur County, Indiana.

Eliza Ann Hamilton Morgan: see earlier posts in the index to the right.

Sarah Hamilton Hopkins: 1860 Census, Adams Township, Decatur, Indiana
Sarah Hopkins, 41, (no other information) born KY
Living with Blahs & Arie Stogdell (born KY)

John T. Hamilton: 1860, Census, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana
John T. Hamilton, 40, farmer, born KY
Martha, 34, housewife, born KY

The Agricultural Society of Decatur County sponsored county fairs. "The greatest county fair was held in 1858, when R. R. Cobb [mentioned in this post] served as president, J. O. Adams as secretary of the society and John T. Hamilton as marshal of the grounds. Current accounts of the fair say that whisky was secretly sold on the grounds in spite of the marshal's efforts. Exceptionally good horse races were held."

"John T. Hamilton had a shop where he carded wool, flax, linen and linsey. He also has a saddlery and harness shop."

David W. Hamilton: is mentioned here and here in John Morgan’s journal. An 1892 account of D. W. Hamilton, and his picture, is found here.

During the Civil War he served in the Indiana Seventh Regiment, Company E; Captain David W. Hamilton.

Garrard Morgan Hamilton: 1860 Census, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana
Morgan Hamilton (no age or other information)
Living with David & Hannah Lovett family

From New Family Search: by Mary Linton Morgan of Salt Lake City, Utah; birth date also shown as 1835; From Mr. L. D. Branden, Editor of the Greensburg Daily News, Morgan Hamilton was a lieutenant in the Seventh Indiana Regiment in the US Civil War.

Sarah M., James A., Francis P., nothing further yet.

References: Mary Ann Linton Morgan documents CD-ROM no. 2328 pt. 1, 2 publication: Mesa, Arizona: J.L. Tanner, 2004.

Ancestral lines of the Donihan, Franzee, and Hamilton families, by Frances Frazee Hamilton (b. 1866, main author) FHL US/CAN Film [1321182 Item 7]

Your clan heritage: Clan Hamilton, by Donna Jean (Hamilton) Cochrane, published by D.M. Cochrane, 1999. FHL 929.273 H18. Title also known as, Hamilton: early Kentucky settlers, Bracken County (1797), John Hamilton Sr., about 1745-1810, John Hamilton, Jr., 1765-1849, John O. Hamilton, 1794-1883, Bracken Co. (1803-1818) Gallatin County (1818-1884): early Kansas settlers, Alexander Hamilton, Coffee County and Woodson County, 1832-1912, Alexander Oscar Hamilton, Woodson County (1870-1914), Gray County (1914-1937).
Online 1915 History of Decatur County by Harding found here.
I was referred to the picture of the Hamilton Coat of Arms by Mary Ann Linton Morgan's Hamilton research notes.

1 comment:

  1. The coat of arms is most interesting. Can't wait to learn more.