Mary Hamilton

17 March 1714–1809 (Age 94)
New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hamilton was born on 17 March 1714, in New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonas Hambleton, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Wickware, was 24. She married William Wheeler on 19 June 1735, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. She died in 1809, at the age of 95, and was buried in Middletown Cemetery, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Jabez Rowley Jr.
Mary Hamilton
Marriage: 17 March 1746
Joel Rowley
Jabez Rowley
Abel Rowley
Samuel Rowley
Seth Rowley
Mary Rowley
Abigail Rowley
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17 March 1746
Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 62

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 67

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 73

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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  • Mary Hambleton, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Mary Hambleton, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • Mary Hambleton Rowley, "Find A Grave Index"

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