Joseph Hamilton

21 April 1738–2 March 1805 (Age 66)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Hamilton was born on 21 April 1738, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Hamilton, was 41 and his mother, Anna Wright, was 30. He married Zada Stevens on 3 August 1769, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 2 March 1805, in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hamilton
1738–1805
Zada Stevens
1748–1802
Marriage: 3 August 1769
Walter James Hamilton I
1771–1825
Joseph Hamilton
1772–1860
Theron Hamilton
1773–
Peyton Randolph Hamilton
1775–1805
Elizabeth ( Betsy) Hamilton
1775–1808
Zada Hamilton
1775–
Maria Hamilton
1777–1829
Lucinda Hamilton
1777–1848
Sarshus Hamilton
1780–
Tertius Hamilton
1782–1804
Thirza Hamilton
1782–1826
Henry Hamilton
1784–1846

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1769
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 38

New York is the 11th state.
1791

Age 53

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Joseph Hamilton, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Joseph Hamilton, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Joseph Hamilton, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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