Ester Hamilton

Female3 October 1814–21 March 1852

Brief Life History of Ester

Ester Hamilton was born on 3 October 1814, in Scipio, Cayuga, New York, United States. She married Samuel Waldo on 13 February 1849, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Perry, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 21 March 1852, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Waldo
1795–1883
Ester Hamilton
1814–1852
Marriage: 13 February 1849
Lucia Em Waldo
1850–
John Hamilton Waldo
1852–

Sources (3)

  • Esther Waldo in household of Samuel Waldo, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther Hamilton in entry for Samuel Walo, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Esther Hamilton in entry for Samuel Walo, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1849Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1821

    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Livingston, New York, United States

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 11

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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