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Samuel Ramsay Hamilton, Esquire

Male 1797 - 1883  (85 years)


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  • Name Samuel Ramsay Hamilton 
    Suffix Esquire 
    Born 24 May 1797  Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1883  Greene, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Feb 1883  Greene, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14906  My Genealogy

    Father **James L. Mchaffey Hamilton, Esquire,   b. 25 Mar 1761, Strabane Parish, County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1837, Portland Mills, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother *Hannah Cochran Ramsey Ramsay,   b. 14 Mar 1770, York-Huntington, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1851, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1790  Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy M. Ramsay,   b. 6 Jun 1798, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1892, Greene, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 5 May 1825  Fleming, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Oliver Allen Hamilton,   b. 25 Nov 1825, Fleming County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1911, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Ordellia Ardelia Hamilton,   b. 12 Jan 1828, Portland Mills, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Wallace Willis Ingles Engalls Hamilton,   b. 5 Dec 1829, Portland Mills, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Evan Even Ellis Hamilton,   b. 24 Aug 1831, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1905, 74y; Parke County, Indiana; Parke Co. Deaths 1882-1920 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. James Alexander Hamilton,   b. 18 Dec 1833, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1850, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     6. Emily Jane Hamilton,   b. 3 Sep 1836, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1840, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. Samuel D. Hamilton,   b. 18 Oct 1839, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1840, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Mary Hamilton,   b. 1840, Twin ?; Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Joseph Henderson Hamilton,   b. 22 Oct 1840, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1919, Parke, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: "HAMILTON, S.R. farmer, Portland Mills, is one of GreeneTownship's earliest settlers. He was born in Bourbon County,Kentucky, Mary 17, 1797, and is the son of James and Hannah (RAMSEY)Hamilton. The former was born in Tyrone, Ireland, and came to Americain 1781. S.R. Hamilton's paternal grandfather had six sons, all ofwhom he sent to America but the youngest, who joined in the revolutionof 1688, and was forced to flee the country for his life. This oldpatriarch of liberty was a tiller of the soil. Mr. S.R. Hamilton'sgrandfather fought in the memorable battle of the Boyne, under WilliamIII, in 1690. His mother, Hannah Ramsey was born in Pa. In 1770, inHuntington County, and is the daughter of James and Mary (COCHRAN)Ramsey. His maternal great grandmother, when a hundred years old,could spin six cuts of 10 hundred flax thread or walk three miles in aday, and could read in a small pocket bible without glasses. Shelived almost to the great age of 110. Mr. Hamilton's father wasmarried in Pa. In 1793 and settled in Kentucky, where the subject ofour sketch was reared and educated in the pioneer cabins and logschoolhouse. In 1816, he came to Jefferson County, In and remainedthere until 1821 and then went back to Ohio . Remaining in Ohio twoyears, he then returned to Kentucky, and the same year was married inFleming Co to Nancy Ramsey (Ramsay), daughter of Alexander and Ann(MORE) Ramsey, whose parents were like his father, natives of Ireland.By this marriage there have been born to them 8 children, four of whomare living; Oliver A, married to Georgiana RAMSEY; Ordelia, widow ofJR REDDISH; Wallace I; Evan E and Joseph, who are unmarried and liveat home. Wallace I. Was a soldier in the late war for a period of 100days. H ahs served as county commissioner nine years and as justice ofthe peace 15 years. He began life in this county in the green woods,on 80 acres and he now has a splendid and well improved farm of 200acres, located on Sections. 24 and 25. He and his wife have beenactive church members for half a century. They were members of theAssociate Presbyterian Society, near Portland Mills, till 1859, whenthey withdrew, and with others constituted the church society calledUnited Presbyterians. In the former church he was elected to theeldership, which he filled till the organization of the latter and isnow one of the elders in the latter. His and his wife's ancestors, asfar back as he can trace them, have been strict Presbyterians.Esquire HAMILTON is the oldest man in Greene Township but one. He andhis wife are universally respected, both on account of their age andunpretending piety. Few have passed through so many changes as they.At all times they have mustered courage to triumph over everyobstacle. Success comes to the vigilant. Taken from: The 1880History of Parke County, Indiana. J. H. Beadle. Chicago: H. H.Hill) SOURCE:http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/Biographies/HParkeBiographies.htm"

      SOURCE: " HAMILTON, Samuel R. was born in Bourbon Co Kentucky May 17,1797. His father was born in Tyrone, Ireland and came to America in1781. He came to Parke County and settled on land in Greene Township.In 1825. His grandfather fought in the battle of the Boyne underWilliam the III in 1690. His maternal grandmother lived to be 110years old and when she had passed the century mark could spin flax,walk 3 miles a day and read small print without glasses. He served asCounty Commissioner nine years and justice of the peace for 15 years.He began life on 80 acres and at his death owned 200 acres of fineland, and was the oldest man in Greene Township, honored and respectedby all. (Taken from: Atlas Map of Parke Co IN. By AT Andreas.Chicago: Lakeside Building for Clark & Adams St, 1874) SOURCE:http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/Biographies/HParkeBiographies.htm"

      SOURCE: WILL OF SAMUEL R. HAMILTON;http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/Wills/ParkeCountyWillsIndex.htm
      PARKE COUNTY--COURT HOUSE--ROCKVILLE CITY
      Name Date Book Pages
      Hamilton Samuel R. 25 Apr 1883 3 310 - 313
      For Copy:
      Parke County Clerk
      116 W. High St., Room 204
      Rockville, IN 47872
      (765) 569-5132

      SOURCE: 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel R Hamilton
      Age: 53
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1797
      Birth Place: Kentucky
      Gender: Male
      NOTE: Hannah Hamilton, 80, F, Pa., is living with the family at thistime.
      Home in 1850(City,County,State): District No. 137, Green Township,Parke County, Indiana
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Green Township, ParkeCounty, Indiana; Roll: M432_164; Page: 217; Image: 434. Ancestry.com.1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line].

      SOURCE: "1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Hannah Hamilton
      Age: 80
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1770
      Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Gender: Female
      Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Green, Parke, Indiana
      Household Members: Name Age
      Even E Hamilton 18
      Hannah Hamilton 80
      Joseph Hamilton 10 (twin ?)
      Mary Hamilton 10 (twin ?)
      Nancy M Hamilton 52
      Samuel R Hamilton 53
      Wallace J Hamilton 21
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Green, Parke, Indiana;Roll: M432_164; Page: 217; Image: 434. Ancestry.com. 1850 UnitedStates Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: TheGenerations Network, Inc., 2005." [Transcribed 14 March 2008, SLJuhl,Compiler]

      SOURCE: 17 August 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel R Hamilton
      Age in 1860: 62
      Birth Year: abt 1798
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Home in 1860: Green, Parke, Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Portland Mills
      Household Members: Name Age
      Samuel R Hamilton 62, m, farmer, value 6400/2000, KY
      Nancy Hamilton 61, f, PA
      Wallace Hamilton 30
      Evan E Hamilton 28, m. cannot read nor write, idiotic
      Joseph Hamilton 19, m, cannot read nor write, idiotic
      NOTE: Norval Hamilton and Joseph Ramsey are both listed on the samepage census sheet, and Franklin Hamilton is on the next page directlyafter the rest of the families listing.
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Green, Parke, Indiana;Roll: M653_287; Page: 772; Image: 774, page 181-182. Ancestry.com.1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line].

      Added SOURCE: www.RootsWeb.com World Connect Project; 02 December2007, Doreen O'Keefe's (irish44@hotmail.com) posting, Outline ofDescendant Register Report; Last Updated: Sat Aug 25 22:06:39 2001;Obtained 02 December 2007 per SLJuhl, Compiler.

      Hamilton HistoryWednesday, September 24, 2008 5:26 PM
      From: "Susan Hamilton" To:sljuhl1234@yahoo.com
      Don Harbison also sent me a ?Historical Sketch of theHarbison-Hamilton Family? which had this to say about Alexander M andNancy Katherine Hamilton.
      Source: "Historical Sketch of the Harbison-Hamilton Family? written byWinfred and Ocie Harbison, page 8 (This is a photocopy of a typewritten tract sent to Susan Hamilton (complier) by Don Harbison Nov2007.) Then the Article goes on: Memorial exercises were held May 30to honor a soldier of the War of 1812, Samuel Ramsey Hamilton at thePortland Mills Cemetery , near the old Seceder Presbyterian church.
      Turner Harbison, a great grandson from Detroit presided. The colorguard from the Russellville Legion placed the flags and the pledge wasgiven. Rev. Ralph D Spencer of Martinsville spoke concerning GrandpaHamilton and said though he died his faith still speaks and lives. Hisancestors came from Scotland , southwest of Glasgow . They went toIreland . The National Records of Belfast, Ireland show that Samuelsfather James H Hamilton was the first one who came to America . Hisship was wrecked, but he clung to a plank and arrived in New Yorkbefore the Revolutionary War. His wife a Ramsey and their son marredNancy Ramsey. Samuel R Hamilton was born in Kentucky in 1797. While asmall boy he came with his parents to Indiana . He joined Gen. WilliamHenry Harrison's army when they went north and fought in the battleagainst the Indians at Tippecanoe River . He went on north and helprescue Detroit and on the Gen. Harrison who defeated Proctor theBritish General at the battle of the Thames, Canada . After 1812 hecame back and married Nancy Ramsey and bought eighty acres of landfrom the government near Portland Mills. He gained success in apolitical way and started a movement to improve the roads and makecovered bridges. He had four dominant characteristics: Love of family,devotion to the land and to the church and to the country.
      As members of the Daughters of 1812 Miss Carrie Pierce, Miss MinnettaWright and Mrs Wm Boatright attended the unveiling of the bronzemarker. Mrs Bruce Shannon, Mrs Boatright, Mrs Evens and Mrs SarahWright also attended.
      My husband is descended from Robert Stewart Hamilton and if you wouldlike some information about this line please let me know."[Transcribed 26 September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler;sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]