Eli Spinks Hamilton

20 May 1815–1880 (Age 64)
Montgomery, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eli Spinks

When Eli Spinks Hamilton was born on 20 May 1815, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, his father, Stephen Hamilton, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Dennis, was 27. He married Frances Lacy Brewer on 6 March 1839, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Western, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and New Hope, Randolph, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1880, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65.

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Eli Spinks Hamilton
Frances Lacy Brewer
Marriage: 6 March 1839
Oliver Clark Hamilton
Charles Collier Hamilton
Christina Chastity Hamilton
Julian Fletcher Hamilton
Julian H Hamilton
Melvina Hamilton
Margaret M. Hamilton
Stephen Alexander Hamilton
James Franklin Hamilton

Spouse and Children

6 March 1839
Randolph, North Carolina, United States



    Charles Collier Hamilton


    Christina Chastity Hamilton


    Julian Fletcher Hamilton


    Julian H Hamilton


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 15

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (3)

  • E S Hamilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eli S Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Spinks Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"

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