Eli W. Hamilton

1819–13 October 1848 (Age 29)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Eli W.

When Eli W. Hamilton was born in 1819, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Marcus Hamilton, was 27 and his mother, Olive Cannon, was 24. He married Julia Boise Watson on 21 December 1843, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 13 October 1848, in his hometown, at the age of 29.

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Eli W. Hamilton
Julia Boise Watson
Marriage: 21 December 1843
Wells E. Hamilton
Louisa Hamilton

Spouse and Children


    Julia Boise Watson


21 December 1843
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Wells E. Hamilton


    Louisa Hamilton


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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

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 (3)

  • Eli W. Hamilton, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Eli in entry for Julia Boise Hamilton, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Eli Hamilton in entry for Samuel Llozio and Louisa M. Hamilton, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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