Delila Hamilton

Female3 July 1843–6 August 1918

Brief Life History of Delila

When Delila Hamilton was born on 3 July 1843, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Hamilton, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Shelton, was 28. She married Horace F. Tarkington on 9 May 1861, in Howard, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Prairie Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Liberty Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 1918, in Sharpsville, Liberty Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Goar Cemetery, Jacksons, Cicero Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace F. Tarkington
Delila Hamilton
Marriage: 9 May 1861
Ida Ann Tarkington
William S. Tarkington
Florence A. Tarkington
Robert Lee Tarkington
Karen Frances Tarkington
Fannie Tarkington
Margaret Ethel Tarkington

Sources (10)

  • Delila Hammelton in household of Samuel Hammelton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Delila Hamilton, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Delilah Hamilton in entry for Horach F Larkington, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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  • Marriage
    9 May 1861Howard, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1844: Tipton, Indiana, United States


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

    History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

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

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