Thursday, May 25, 2017


When John Hamilton Morgan (1842-1894) began his journal in 1876 he wrote,

"I enter here by genealogy:
My father and grandfather were named Garrard Morgan
My grandmother Morgan’s maiden name was Sarah Sanderson
On my mother’s side my great grandfather was John Hamilton; his wife Elizabeth
Grandfather was James Hamilton, his wife Margaret Hamilton
My mother’s name is Eliza Ann Hamilton
Garrard Jr. had a sister Mary Morgan who married Marshall Hamilton, himself father of Woodson Hamilton"

One thing I’m now certain of, John Hamilton Morgan’s great grandfather, John Hamilton died in Nicholas County, Kentucky in 1828. County deeds, sale bills, and his will attest to that and the names of his heirs—and nine children.

They are:
Elizabeth Hamilton widow, relict
1. Samuel Hamm and wife Elizabeth Hamilton (late Elizabeth Hamilton) 
2. Jason Hamilton
3. James Hamilton
4. John Hamilton
5. Samuel P. Hamilton
6. Ann Hamilton
7. James Bosley and Polly his wife (late Polly Hamilton)
8. John Jamison and Margaret his wife (late Margaret Hamilton)
9. William 

Each of their parcels of land are identified with acreage on the attached map.

Ref: February 12, 1882 John Hamilton Estate Sale Bill: FHL film #252,377
p. 443-4

The last ten years I've gathered and been gifted information about this family which has become much clearer. 

John and Elizabeth Hamilton's son John remained in Nicholas County, Kentucky. 
John Hamilton, son to John & Elizabeth died Brushyfork December 29, 1852, age 61 [born 1791], farmer.
Ref: Nicholas County Kentucky, death records: 976.9417, V2ing

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