Samuel Hamilton

1 June 1791–1860 (Age 68)
Woodford, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hamilton was born on 1 June 1791, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, his father, Captain William Hamilton Jr., was 51 and his mother, Ruth Wilson, was 31. He married Nancy Jane Chiles on 27 April 1822, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1860, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 69.

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Samuel Hamilton
Nancy Jane Chiles
Marriage: 27 April 1822
Christopher Columbus Hamilton

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Jane Chiles


27 April 1822
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    Christopher Columbus Hamilton


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World Events (8)

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 1

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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  • Samuel Hamilton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Hamilton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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