When Hamilton Corder was born in 1804, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lewis T Corder, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Anthony, was 41. He married Permelia Eva Keaster in 1822, in Crab Orchard, Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Williamson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. In 1850, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as farmer in Williamson, Illinois, United States. He died in 1887, in Crab Orchard, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.
English (Essex): occupational name from Middle English corder ‘rope maker’ (Old French cordier).
Americanized form of German Korder, unexplained.