Joseph Josiah Hamilton

1810–1867 (Age 57)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph Josiah

When Joseph Josiah Hamilton was born from 1810 to 1812, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Walter C. Hamilton, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Wrenn, was 44. He married Lydia Parks on 12 March 1833, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 18 February 1867, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57.

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Joseph Josiah Hamilton
Lydia Parks
Marriage: 12 March 1833
Eli Hamilton
Elizabeth Hamilton
Noah Richard Hamilton
Mary M. Hamilton
Gilbert Watson Hamilton
Julina Hamilton
Adeline Hamilton
Delila Hamilton
John F Hamilton
Obediah Hamilton
Levi W Hamilton
Prudence Jane Hamilton

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12 March 1833
Montgomery, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Hamelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Hamilton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"

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