Elizabeth Hamilton

Montgomery, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hamilton was born about 1840, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Josiah Hamilton, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Parks, was 24. She married George Wilton Thompson on 9 August 1865, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hollingsworth Township, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Uwharrie, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Hamilton
George Wilton Thompson
Marriage: 9 August 1865
James Richard Thompson
William J. Thompson
Archie Phillip Thompson
Lydia Mary Ann Thompson

Spouse & Children

  • Female1840–Female

  • George Wilton Thompson


9 August 1865
North Carolina, United States


  • Male1866–1948Male

  • Archie Phillip Thompson


  • William J. Thompson


  • Lydia Mary Ann Thompson


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 13

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Thompson in household of George Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Hamelton in household of Joseph Hamelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Hamilton in household of Joseph Hamilton, "United States Census, 1850"

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