Amy Hamilton

15 August 1809–7 February 1885 (Age 75)
Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Amy

When Amy Hamilton was born on 15 August 1809, in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, John Hamilton, was 41 and her mother, Amy Angell, was 37. She married Harmon Claflin on 13 January 1835. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 7 February 1885, in Gibson, Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Harmon Claflin
Amy Hamilton
Marriage: 13 January 1835
Amy C. Claflin

Spouse and Children

13 January 1835


    Amy C. Claflin


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (2)

  • Amy Hamilton, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Amy Hamilton, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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