Elisha Hamilton

about 1700–
North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Hamilton was born about 1700, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, William Hamilton, was 53 and his mother, Mercy Lucy Berry, was 34.

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Family Time Line

William Hamilton
1647–1749
Mercy Lucy Berry
1666–1730
Elizabeth Hamilton
1681–1795
Benjamin A. Hamilton
1682–1778
Elizabeth Hamilton
1693–1776
Elisha Hamilton
1700–
Priscilla Hamilton
1700–
John Hamilton
1683–1779
William Hamilton
1683–1781
Priscilla Hamilton
1686–
William Hamilton
1687–
Thankful Hamilton
1689–1787
Joseph Hamilton
1693–1778
David Hamilton
1697–1781
William Hamilton
1699–1797
Benjamin Hamilton
1701–1796
Mary Hamilton
1705–1757
Nathaniel Hamilton
1707–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

    Elizabeth Hamilton

    Female1681–1795Female

    Male1682–1778Male

    John Hamilton

    Male1683–1779Male

    William Hamilton

    Male1683–1781Male

    Priscilla Hamilton

    Female1686–Female

+11 More Children

World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 23

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 63

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 72

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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