John Hamilton

31 July 1755–13 March 1846 (Age 90)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Hamilton was born on 31 July 1755, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Hamilton, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Blair, was 40. He married Sarah Wiley on 13 September 1779, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 13 March 1846, in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hill Cemetery, Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Hamilton
Ruth Ferguson
Marriage: 18 October 1789
Eli Boise Hamilton
Cornelius Hamilton
Marcus Hamilton
Sally Hamilton
Melissa Hamilton

Spouse and Children

18 October 1789
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 26

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Hamilton in entry for Sally Blair, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • John Hamilton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Hamilton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.