General Alexander Hamilton Jr.

16 May 1786–2 August 1875 (Age 89)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Alexander

When General Alexander Hamilton Jr. was born on 16 May 1786, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Alexander Hamilton, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Schuyler, was 28. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 2 August 1875, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

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1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 1

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 26

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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  • Alexander Hamilton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alexander Hamilton, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Col Alexander Hamilton, Jr (1786 - 1875) - Find A Grave Memorial

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