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Descendants of Thomas HAMILTON I

(3 Generations Only)

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Thomas1 HAMILTON I was born 1725 in Ireland1, and died January 1803 in Sumner County, TN. He married Jane McCRACKEN in Ireland. She was born Abt. 1725 in Ireland.

More About Thomas HAMILTON I:

Immigration: Bef. 1750, America

Military service: American Revolution

Read & Write: 1832, No - Signed RWPA with an "X"

 

Children of Thomas HAMILTON and Jane McCRACKEN are:

2 i. Elizabeth2 HAMILTON, born 1755; died December 15, 1856. She married Robert SHAW December 1780; died December 31, 1830 in Sumner County, TN.

+ 3 ii. James HAMILTON I, born May 01, 1757; died April 27, 1831 in Carroll Co., TN.

+ 4 iii. Thomas HAMILTON II, born December 24, 1762 in Sussex County, New Jersey; died February 14, 1841 in Monroe Township, Gallatin County, IL.

+ 5 iv. Robert HAMILTON, born February 08, 1766 in Buffalo Creek, Guilford Co., NC; died November 25, 1846 in Unionville, Cass Co., TX.

 

Generation No. 2

 

3. James2 HAMILTON I (Thomas1) was born May 01, 1757, and died April 27, 1831 in Carroll Co., TN. He married Jane GWIN February 07, 1782 in Guilford County, NC, daughter of Mordecai GWIN and Elizabeth (Gwin). She was born February 16, 1762 in NC, and died September 08, 1843 in Carroll Co., TN.

More About James HAMILTON I:

Burial: Shiloh Graveyard, Carroll County, Tennessee

More About Jane GWIN:

Burial: Shiloh Graveyard, Carroll County, Tennessee

 

Children of James HAMILTON and Jane GWIN are:

6 i. Ann3 HAMILTON, born March 01, 1783 in Guilford County, NC; died 1841. She married Jacob PARKS March 20, 1800 in Sumner County, TN; born 1777; died 1841 in Texas.

+ 7 ii. Jane "Jinny" HAMILTON, born October 01, 1784 in Guilford County, NC; died April 19, 1855 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX.

8 iii. Elizabeth HAMILTON, born December 27, 1786 in Guilford County, NC; died 1841. She married Jacob McKEE August 04, 1803 in Sumner County, TN2.

+ 9 iv. Thomas HAMILTON, born April 10, 1789 in Hamilton Station, Sumner County, (then NC), TN; died June 13, 1879 in Carroll Co., TN.

+ 10 v. Mary "Polly" HAMILTON, born June 13, 1792 in Sumner County, TN; died November 1854 in Humphreys County, TN.

11 vi. James HAMILTON II, born November 22, 1794 in Sumner County, TN. He married Margaret LANGFORD Abt. 1815 in Humpheys Co., TN.

12 vii. Robert Shaw HAMILTON, born June 05, 1796 in Sumner County, TN. He married Elizabeth BETHEA Abt. 1818 in TN.

13 viii. Alexander HAMILTON, born October 20, 1798 in Sumner County, TN; died 1841. He married Jane EAST June 12, 1823 in Wilson County, TN.

14 ix. John HAMILTON, born March 01, 1803 in Sumner County, TN; died Bef. 1841. He married Polly MADDEN Abt. 1825 in TN.

15 x. Sally HAMILTON, born February 22, 1806 in Sumner County, TN. She married Henry LANGFORD 1826 in TN.

 

4. Thomas2 HAMILTON II (Thomas1) was born December 24, 1762 in Sussex County, New Jersey3, and died February 14, 1841 in Monroe Township, Gallatin County, IL. He married Elizabeth GWIN, daughter of Mordecai GWIN and Elizabeth (Gwin). She was born Abt. 1766, and died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

More About Thomas HAMILTON II:

Military service: Bet. 1780 - 1782, American Revolution

 

Children of Thomas HAMILTON and Elizabeth GWIN are:

+ 16 i. William Henry3 HAMILTON, born December 25, 1786 in Sumner Co, Tennessee; died July 08, 1864 in Pope Co., Arkansas.

17 ii. Brown HAMILTON, born Abt. 1788 in Sumner County, TN.

18 iii. Eupha HAMILTON, born Abt. 1790 in Sumner County, TN. She married William HAYES August 16, 1820 in Sumner County, TN4.

19 iv. Nancy HAMILTON, born Abt. 1792 in Sumner County, TN. She married Hampton PANKEY Abt. 1812 in Sumner County, TN.

20 v. Elizabeth HAMILTON, born Abt. 1794 in Sumner County, TN. She married PEARSON Abt. 1814 in Sumner County, TN.

21 vi. Thomas HAMILTON III, born Abt. 1796 in Sumner County, TN.

Notes for Thomas HAMILTON III:

03/31/2002

From the notes of Ken Tyler:

The 1840 Census for Monroe Township, Gallatin County, Illinois lists Thomas Hamilton Jr. near the residence of his father: 1 male 40-50 (b. 1790-1800); 1 female, 30-40 (b. 1800-1810); 1 male 10-15 (b. 1825-1830); 2 females 10-15 (b. 1825-1830); 1 male 5-10 (b. 1830-1835); 1 female 5-10 (b. 1830-1835); 1 male under 5 (b. 1835-1840); and 1 female under 5 (b. 1835-1840). Thomas Hamilton Jr. was engaged in manufacturing and trade.

More About Thomas HAMILTON III:

Census: 1840, Monroe Township, Gallatin County, Illinois

22 vii. Andrew Jackson HAMILTON, born Abt. 1798 in Sumner County, TN.

23 viii. Patsy HAMILTON, born Abt. 1800 in Sumner County, TN.

24 ix. Ann HAMILTON, born Abt. 1802 in Sumner County, TN.

+ 25 x. Jane HAMILTON, born Abt. 1807 in Sumner County, TN.

26 xi. Fredrick HAMILTON, born Abt. 1810 in Sumner County, TN.

 

5. Robert2 HAMILTON (Thomas1) was born February 08, 1766 in Buffalo Creek, Guilford Co., NC, and died November 25, 1846 in Unionville, Cass Co., TX. He married Sarah AGNEW July 1787, daughter of Robert AGNEW and Euphemia SHAW. She was born 1769 in Ireland, and died November 29, 1827 in Sumner County, TN.

More About Robert HAMILTON:

Moved To: December 1836, Northeast Texas

 

Children of Robert HAMILTON and Sarah AGNEW are:

+ 27 i. Henry3 HAMILTON, born September 28, 1792 in Sumner County, TN; died May 30, 1837 in Sumner County, TN.

28 ii. Euphema HAMILTON, born July 12, 1795 in Sumner County, TN; died January 02, 1839 in Sumner County, TN. She married Thomas SHAW June 06, 1816 in Sumner County, TN.

29 iii. Robert Agnew HAMILTON, born September 19, 1799 in Sumner County, TN; died October 04, 1808 in Sumner County, TN.

+ 30 iv. James HAMILTON, born May 07, 1802 in Sumner County, TN; died 1869 in Linden, Cass Co., TX.

31 v. Sarah HAMILTON, born February 23, 1803 in Sumner County, TN; died February 24, 1862. She married Joshua J. HUDSON; born Abt. 1800 in Humphreys County, TN; died March 19, 1847.

+ 32 vi. William McGee HAMILTON, born November 19, 1807 in Sumner County, TN; died May 15, 1848 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX.

 

Generation No. 3

 

7. Jane "Jinny"3 HAMILTON (James2, Thomas1) was born October 01, 1784 in Guilford County, NC, and died April 19, 1855 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX. She married James L. LATIMER5 July 19, 1803 in Sumner County, TN6, son of Wetherel LATIMER and Abigail FITCH. He was born December 30, 1783 in New London, Connecticut, and died 1860 in Round Grove, Red River Co, Texas.

 

Children of Jane HAMILTON and James LATIMER are:

33 i. Abigail4 LATIMER, born June 06, 1802 in Sumner County, TN.

34 ii. Sarah LATIMER, born June 06, 1806 in Sumner County, TN.

35 iii. Albert Hamilton LATIMER, born May 25, 1808 in Sumner County, TN.

36 iv. Daniel F. LATIMER, born August 11, 1810 in Sumner County, TN.

37 v. Margaret A. LATIMER, born February 19, 1812 in Sumner County, TN. She married George H. BAGBY.

38 vi. Jane McCracken LATIMER, born December 11, 1813 in Sumner County, TN; died Abt. 1814 in Sumner County, TN.

39 vii. Eupha Ann "Eugenia" LATIMER, born September 01, 1815 in Sumner County, TN. She married William RICHIE.

40 viii. Henry Russell LATIMER, born May 03, 1817 in Carroll Co., Tennessee; died September 03, 1887 in Red River County, Texas. He married Lucinda SHELTON; born Bet. 1828 - 1829.

41 ix. Jane B. LATIMER, born August 13, 1819 in Carroll Co., TN. She married David K. JAMISON 1837; born October 19, 1803 in Near Richmond, Kentucky.

42 x. Louisa E. LATIMER, born May 15, 1822 in Carroll Co., TN. She married John H. DYER.

43 xi. Mary Ann Susan LATIMER, born May 04, 1824 in Carroll Co., TN. She married Harvey SHELTON.

44 xii. James Wellington LATIMER, born December 27, 1826 in Carroll Co., TN; died April 06, 1859 in TX. He married Lucy M. JORDAN February 22, 1847.

 

9. Thomas3 HAMILTON (James2, Thomas1) was born April 10, 1789 in Hamilton Station, Sumner County, (then NC), TN7, and died June 13, 1879 in Carroll Co., TN. He married (1) Elizabeth FORREST January 02, 1812 in Humpheys Co., TN7, daughter of FORREST and Margaret GUTHRIE. She was born Abt. 1792, and died 1864 in Carroll Co., TN. He married (2) Hannah MANNING March 16, 1864 in Carroll Co., TN. She was born Abt. 1804, and died Aft. 1879 in Carroll Co., TN.

Notes for Thomas HAMILTON:

07/14/2001

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THOMAS HAMILTON (1789-1879)

This is the 10th day of April 1869 and my eightieth birthday, my health is good, my mind sound, calm and serene. It has been my intention for some time to jot down some of the incidents in my early life for the benefit and satisfaction of my children when I have passed away. I think this necessary for the reason that I know of no person living who could give them any information concerning my youthful days, those with whom I was raised as far as I know are all gone.

I was born on the 10th day of April 1789, in Sumner County, Tennessee, the place in that day was called Hamilton Station. The Indians at that time were murdering whole families in that part of Tennessee very frequently, which made it necessary for the citizens, say ten or a dozen families, to unite and build a fort to protect themselves against the savage foe. For that purpose a number of families collected at my father's, built a block house and made a suitable fort for protection. I suppose I was born in the blockhouse, as that was my father's residence. At my first recollection a few of the families were still in the fort, but the most had left, and peace was established with the savages.

A few years after the Indian troubles ceased, the first buddings of what was afterwards called the Great Revival of 1800 commenced. My father lived near what was afterwards called the Ridge Meeting house. The Rev. William Hodge first, and then the rev. William McGee, were pastors of that church. In the year 1797, under the ministry of those two named, with the Rev. Mr. McGready and others occasionally, there was a considerable awakening in that community and a good many professed religion, although loud outcries for mercy and shouts were not common till after that time. I, myself, about that time became serious and commenced trying to pray in secret, as I was directed by my parents to do. I still continued to do so until the year 1800, when the great outpouring of God's Holy Spirit commenced in Logan County, Kentucky, when a number of the people from the Ridge Congregation went to a camp meeting held in what was called Little Muddy River Church, under the care of the reverend Mr. James McGready.

It was fifteen or twenty miles from where we lived. Sacramental meetings then commenced on Friday and closed on Monday, but at that time was held day and night, but was always dismissed on Tuesday morning. It was in the month of September, the country was new and the range good. We carried our provisions with us and hobbled our horses, and they fed on the pea-vines. The young people must not think of camp meetings as you have seen them in your day. There were no camps, no arbor, not a board on the ground except a few over the preacher's stand. At this meeting a great number were converted. Many who went there in their sins, returned rejoicing, in hope of eternal life in the world of light, which hope, thank God, is anchored within the vile, and I feel it buoying me up, on this my eightieth birthday.

During the meeting I have described, I was powerfully convicted, during the Sabbath the sacrament was administered. I know but little of what was passing during the day. I felt that I was the most vile, the most wretched, of all sinners. I continued in that situation until some time in the night, when I was enabled to make a full surrender of my heart to my blessed savior and at that moment, light burst into my heart. My burden of guilt was removed. I think I was perfectly happy, though I was only a boy and it was 70 years ago, I recollected my feelings as well as anything that passed yesterday. The first thing that seemed to draw my attention was the beautiful appearance of every thing around me. The burning tapers stuck to the trees around, the people, and all creation. O how beautiful! I have forgotten many things, but that night I can never forget while in my proper mind. On Tuesday we returned home more filled with love of god, others serious mourners. When we reached home the fires were still burning, families would retire in the evening for prayer, the Lord met with and blessed them, others in hearing would come, and frequently the exercises would continue half the night.

What I have said will be sufficient to give you some faint idea of the great work. I will now say that the revival you have all seen in your day is the same revival, for it has never ceased, though not in the same power. God raised extraordinary men in that day to teach the gospel. They preached with the unction of the Holy Ghost and god was with them.

I have said enough about matters and things up to the time of the Great Revival in 1800. I will give some of the other things that occurred before any of you were of sufficient age to recollect them, and some of them long before you were born. About the year 1807 my brother-in-law, Jacob McKee, drove from Sumner County to what is now Maury county, 1 miles from where Columbia is now. This was the in the first settling of the Duck Creek Country, as it was then called. My father then had a notion of moving to that country, and sent me with McKee to make a crop, which I did, and returned home in the fall. My father changed his notion and moved the next year to Humphreys County, which was also just settling. We moved there in the winter, and in the spring the Indians commenced depredations on the Tennessee River, and the few settlers mostly left the country. My father moved back to Sumner County, but returned to Humphreys the next year and remained there a considerable time. On the 2nd day of January 1812, I was married to Elizabeth Forrest, your mother. Our family and others erected a camp ground on a branch of White Oak Creek, about 5 miles from where we lived, which was kept up for several years. We then erected a campground on Big Richland Creek. At both of these grounds we has considerable revivals, at which the preachers that attended were _______ some distance. In those days preachers stopped not for miles. I will name some of them: Finis Ewing, John and William Barnett, Robert, James S. and Eli Guthrie, Robert Baker ________, John L. Dillard, R. D., and David Morrow, and others.

April 12, 1869. I will now make one general remark, it is this, in the great Revival overwhelming majority of those that professed religion gave evidence in after life that was genuine, there were few exceptions. Would that we could say as much in these latter days.

War had been declared in 1812 between Great Britain and the United States, hostilities commenced in the North and soon after with the Indians also, in the South, and about the better part of the year 1814, the British succeeded in reaching the South. Troops were _____ed in Tennessee, in addition to those already in the South fighting the Indian. General ______oll was ordered to raise a brigade and proceed immediately to New Orleans on the 11th day of November 1814. I left my little family (wife and one child) repaired to Nashville, where we were mustered into service. The regiment to which I Belonged marched thence to Clarksville for the purpose of procuring boats, not steamboats, but flat bottom, and landed _______ 20 December, a few miles above New Orleans. On the 23rd in the evening, we were marched to the city and while we were draying ammunition and molding balls, the first battle was fought 6 or 7 miles below the city. I was taken as one of the guard of 20 to guard the carts loaded with ammunition. All this was in the night. We met a considerable number of prisoners and wounded. We found our army in line of battle, the right resting on _____ river, the left in the swamp where we remained till dawn of day. Jackson then fell back a mile or so and commenced fortifying. As soon s we reached the river bank, a keel boat was discovered and hailed. It was carrying our ammunition, and called for help to _____ the river. John Corly and myself were ordered aboard and when the boat landed. I shouldered my rifle and knapsack to go in search of my company. The officer said I could not leave until legally discharged, and I remained aboard 4 weeks. Our landing was a short distance above the breastworks and directly in the range of the enemy's balls, which made it necessary for us to march up the river around a bend, for a place of safety, which we _______ every attack. You will remember the first battle was fought in the night of the _____ of December. On the 28th, about 11 o'clock they attacked our breastworks, were repulsed and driven back on Sabbath morning, 1st day of January 18115. They made a second attack and were repulsed. The next Sabbath morning, 8th of January, at daybreak, they made _____ last effort on both sides of the river, but were repulsed and driven back with great loss. Our boat lay in its dangerous landing place at every battle, but received but one ball, and that above the water, but had it remained there must have been torn to pieces. On the 19th the enemy broke up their camp and fell back to their shipping on the lake, after which we had peace. We lost but few men, but a number by sickness. Our company had but one killed, and that accidentally, still we lost 20 of our 100.

Some time in March we left for home, crossed the lake, then walked home and found all well. You sister, Sally, was a month and half old. In February 1820 I moved to what is now called Henderson County, in the neighborhood where Pleasant Exchange is now. I remained there till January 1822, when I moved to this place. In the year 1823 we built 3 camps at Shiloh. At the first meeting there were 10 converts. Camp meetings were discontinued some years since, when protracted meetings took their place, so that there have been camp meetings or protracted meetings every year since 1823, except once, the result you all have some knowledge of.

In the years 1841 and 1842 we had powerful revivals. At the former, 180 professions and the latter, 140. These were the best we ever had there, but a good many of them were good meetings. I was permitted to attend them all except one or two. I knew at the close of every meeting the number of converts, and regret very much that I did not keep a record but it was not done. It is my impression that there has not been less than 2000 persons made profession of religion on that consecrated ground. Many of these, I believe, are now in heaven, many more, I think, are on the road that leads there, but I regret to say that some of them did not prove by their after lives that they had found the pearl of great pri___.

I will now say something of my ancestors. My grandfather, Thomas Hamilton, was born in Ireland. My grandmother Hamilton was also born in Ireland, her given name was Jane, her maiden name McCracken. They lived with father from my first recollection till a short time before they died. They married in Ireland and had one or more children before they came to America, though I think they, the ones born in Ireland, died in the old country. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters, most of them lived to be old, one of them lived to be over one hundred years old. My grandparents also lived to be old. My grandfather Gwin came from Ireland, and died in North Carolina. I never saw him and have forgotten his given name. My grandmother Gwin was born on the ocean, but I forget the country her parents came from. She lived and died at father's, her given name was Elizabeth. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters, most of them lived to be old. My wife's mother was Margaret Guthrie, and she and my mother and father lie buried in the Shiloh graveyard where I desire to be laid by the side of my dear departed Elizabeth. My wife's father is buried in Humphreys County.

I would speak modestly about what I have done. While I have always given something, and perhaps liberally, yet I ought to have given more. I have always had enough to eat and wear, and now I am old yet I am not forsaken, neither have my children begged bread. Now I am 80 years old and I want to say here, no one will loss anything who gives liberally to God's cause, because he loves a cheerful giver, and the liberal soul shall be made fat. I am serving as an elder in the Shiloh congregation, though not actively.

I have been associated in Christian labor, more or less, with the following ministers and elders. Ministers: Samuel King, Finis Ewing, Richard Beard, Rueben Barrow, Robert Baker, W. A. Province, H. Bobbitt, S. G. Burney, W. W. Hendrix, W. C. Leonard, and far more than thirty years with A. E. Cooper, who is now and has been for over 30 years the able and efficient pastor of Shiloh Church. The following elders have been my associates in labor: James Dinwiddie, Sr., James Dinwiddie, Jr., Luke Thomas, B. Thomas, George Ridley, William Bell, Porter Baker, Thomas Baker, Andrew Dinwiddie, Isaacs Sparks, Maston Randle, William Carson, Baker Dinwiddie, William Dinwiddie, George W. Prince.

When my mother professed religion under the influence of Mr. McGready, she shouted and continued to be a religious shouter as long as she lived. What renders this fact noticeable is from this consideration that it was exceedingly uncommon to hear anything of that kind at that period. I have seven children, thirty-one grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren that are of proper age and consistent members of the church.

When I am gone I wish each of you to have a copy of this caper, if you want it. I was given a very imperfect sketch of things in my early life. It only remains now I drop you a few words of counsel; All of you except one have professed to be Christians. Counsel you to take up the cross and do the work of Christians. Those of you that have families, be careful to train them in the way they should go, for the blessed Bible says they will not depart from it. My Counsel to that one exception, never rest until you are satisfied that your sins are pardoned, which alone can make you happy. My prayer is that _______ mercy may save you all.

 

 

More About Thomas HAMILTON:

Burial: Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee

More About Elizabeth FORREST:

Burial: Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee

 

Child of Thomas HAMILTON and Elizabeth FORREST is:

45 i. Sarah4 HAMILTON, born December 27, 1831 in Humpheys Co., TN; died March 08, 1845 in Humpheys Co., TN.

 

10. Mary "Polly"3 HAMILTON (James2, Thomas1) was born June 13, 1792 in Sumner County, TN, and died November 1854 in Humphreys County, TN. She married Lynde Lyons LATIMER8 May 29, 1808 in Sumner County, TN9, son of Jonathan LATIMER and Elizabeth CHAPEL. He was born February 28, 1778 in New London, Connecticut, and died 1844 in Humphreys County, TN.

 

Children of Mary HAMILTON and Lynde LATIMER are:

46 i. Jane4 LATIMER, born April 05, 1809. She married John HOLLAND.

47 ii. Eliza LATIMER, born August 10, 1810.

48 iii. Thomas H. LATIMER, born April 27, 1812.

49 iv. Margaret Ann LATIMER, born February 06, 1814. She married John P. MADDEN.

50 v. Jonathan C. LATIMER, born February 03, 1816.

51 vi. James F. LATIMER, born January 04, 1818.

52 vii. William B. LATIMER, born February 20, 1820. He married Naomi KNIGHT.

53 viii. Jacob LATIMER, born July 21, 1822.

54 ix. Robert Alexander LATIMER, born May 27, 1825. He married Docia Ann FORTNER.

55 x. Clarissa LATIMER, born July 18, 1827.

56 xi. Alfred Perry LATIMER, born July 18, 1829.

57 xii. Albert LATIMER, born January 26, 1832.

 

16. William Henry3 HAMILTON (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born December 25, 1786 in Sumner Co, Tennessee10, and died July 08, 1864 in Pope Co., Arkansas. He married Ann LATIMER August 14, 1806 in Sumner Co, Tennessee11, daughter of Robert LATIMER and Lucinda ATWELL. She was born March 1786 in Hartford, Connecticut, and died August 1873 in Pope Co., Arkansas.

Notes for William Henry HAMILTON:

10/31/1999

From the Pope County Federal Land Records:

L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date

HAMILTON JAMES M 3 7N 20W 40 1870/09/20

HAMILTON OLIVER H 27 8N 20W 80 1884/08/20

HAMILTON ROBERT L 3 8N 20W 80 1856/09/01

HAMILTON THOMAS H 33 8N 20W 40 1877/06/15

 

More About William Henry HAMILTON:

Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope County, Arkansas

Tax List: 1839, Pope County, AR

More About Ann LATIMER:

Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope County, Arkansas

 

Children of William HAMILTON and Ann LATIMER are:

58 i. Alfred G.4 HAMILTON, born September 15, 1808 in Tennessee; died November 1850 in Pope County, Arkansas. He married Melissa A. BRIGANCE December 1840 in Pope County, Arkansas12; born June 01, 1818 in Tennessee13; died October 01, 1883 in Pope Co., Arkansas.

More About Alfred G. HAMILTON:

Census: 1850, Pope County, Arkansas14

Occupation: 1850, Farmer14

Tax List: 1838, Johnson County, Arkansas

Notes for Melissa A. BRIGANCE:

03/03/2003

Melissa Hamilton had her census taken twice in 1850. Once on November 6, 1850, family #396, when Alfred G. Hamilton, her husband, was alive. Then she had it taken again as Melissa Brigance on December 2, 1850, as family #681 without Alfred, now deceased.

More About Melissa A. BRIGANCE:

Census 1: 1850, Pope Co., Arkansas14

Census 2: 1870, Pope Co., Arkansas15

59 ii. Eupha HAMILTON, born Bet. 1810 - 1811 in Sumner County, Tennnessee. She married James S. MOFFIT September 26, 1826 in Carroll Co, Tennessee; died November 08, 1846 in San Antonio, Texas.

60 iii. Robert Latimer HAMILTON, born Bet. 1811 - 1813 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He married (1) Malinda YARBOROUGH Abt. 1827; born in Tennessee; died Bef. November 1854. He married (2) Cynthia RAY February 03, 1856 in AR; born in TN.

61 iv. Hugh Latimer HAMILTON, born 1815 in Sumner County, TN; died October 1890 in Pope Co., AR. He married (1) Mary A. HULL. He married (2) Mahala Ann SCARLETT August 26, 1838; born 1818; died Bef. 1850 in Pope Co., AR. He married (3) Mary Jane VAUGHAN July 01, 1849.

62 v. Thomas Henry HAMILTON, born October 05, 1819 in Hunnington, Tennessee; died March 11, 1903 in Russellville, Pope Co, Arkansas. He married (1) Fanny D. BRIGANCE December 19, 1838 in Pope Co., Arkansas16; born 1824 in Tennessee; died April 03, 1856 in Russellville, Pope Co., Arkansas. He married (2) Martha Ann WOOD Aft. 1857; born February 28, 1829 in Elizabeth City, NC; died March 15, 1903.

More About Thomas Henry HAMILTON:

Burial: Russellville Cemetery, Russellivlle, Pope County, Arkansas16

63 vi. Elvira HAMILTON, born Abt. 1820 in Sumner County, TN; died Abt. 1840. She married Albert Caroll BRIGANCE September 06, 1838 in Pope County, AR; born April 22, 1817 in Sumner County, TN; died Abt. 1876.

64 vii. Elizabeth Susan HAMILTON, born 1825 in Sumner County, TN; died February 1876 in Pope Co., AR. She married Darius BRYAN in Pope Co., AR; born 1814 in NC; died February 1876 in Pope Co., AR.

More About Elizabeth Susan HAMILTON:

Cause of Death: Smallpox

More About Darius BRYAN:

Cause of Death: Smallpox

65 viii. John HAMILTON, born 1826 in Sumner County, TN; died Bef. 1830 in Sumner County, TN.

66 ix. Mary Ann Vance HAMILTON, born September 19, 1828 in Sumner County, TN17; died March 02, 1906 in Atoka Co., OK. She married (1) James A. EMPSON I September 19, 1844 in Pope Co., AR; born 1822; died July 30, 1846. She married (2) John A. LEWALLEN I October 01, 1848 in Pope County, Arkansas; born Abt. 1826 in Tennessee18; died Bet. 1852 - 1856. She married (3) Melvin Lafayette BRIGANCE I November 29, 1857; born 1831 in Carroll County, TN; died November 11, 1920 in Atoka, OK.

Notes for Mary Ann Vance HAMILTON:

09/21/2001

On September 19, 1844, on her 16th birthday Mary Ann Hamilton married James A. Empson, 22, in Pope County, Arkansas, in the home of her father.

Her tombstone shows her birth date as March 22, 1828.

More About Mary Ann Vance HAMILTON:

Burial: Heights/Westview Cemetery, Atoka, Oklahoma

Notes for James A. EMPSON I:

09/21/2001

From Ken Tyler:

On July 1, 1846, James A. Empson, age 25, enlisted for the Mexican War at Washington, Arkansas. He was a private in John Seldon Roane's Company "A", Arkansas Mounted Volunteers Regiment. En route to the war, he became ill at Greenwood, Louisiana, and died there on July 30, 1846. In 1850, his widow (and now remarried), Mary A. Lewallen, applied for a pension based upon his service.

Notes for Melvin Lafayette BRIGANCE I:

09/10/2001

From Brigance Genealogy:

Melvin Lafayette Brigance changed his name, and sides during the Civil War. His final name was Melvin L. Brigham. Melvin L. Brigance's Confederate military record states "Deserted to the enemy 09/10/1863, the same date he entered the Union Infantry as Lafayette M. Brigance. He was 33 and enrolled at Dardanell, Arkansas in the 2nd Arkansas Union Infantry, AR Co. D. 09/10/1863 for 3 years. He is described as blue eyes, red complexion and born in Carroll County, Tennessee. There is a note in Lafayette M.'s military record stating "Also M.L. Brigance & W.S. Brigance"

He must have changed to Brigham about that time. Later in the 1870 census he is listed as Marquis L. Brigham.

More About Melvin Lafayette BRIGANCE I:

Burial: Heights/Westview Cemetery, Atoka, Oklahoma

Census: 1850, Ouachita County, Arkansas

67 x. Oliver Henry Perry HAMILTON, born January 29, 1830 in Sumner County, TN; died November 24, 1897 in Pope County, Arkansas. He married (1) Emily E. STRICKLAND September 11, 1849 in Pope Co., AR; born December 28, 1829 in TN; died July 08, 1857 in Pope Co., AR. He married (2) Susan E. ASHMORE June 07, 1863; born in TN.

More About Oliver Henry Perry HAMILTON:

Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope County, Arkansas

 

25. Jane3 HAMILTON (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1807 in Sumner County, TN19. She married Armstead WEBB in Sumner County, TN.

More About Jane HAMILTON:

Census 1: 1850, Sumner County, Tennessee

Census 2: 1860, Sumner County, Tennessee

 

Child of Jane HAMILTON and Armstead WEBB is:

68 i. Thomas4 WEBB.

 

27. Henry3 HAMILTON (Robert2, Thomas1) was born September 28, 1792 in Sumner County, TN, and died May 30, 1837 in Sumner County, TN. He married Margaret Jane FRAZIER April 24, 1816 in Sumner County, TN. She was born Abt. 1795 in TN.

 

Children of Henry HAMILTON and Margaret FRAZIER are:

69 i. William F. R.4 HAMILTON, born 1817 in Sumner County, TN; died Abt. 1865 in Sumner County, TN. He married Amanda LATIMER June 13, 1838 in Sumner County, TN; born Abt. 1820.

70 ii. Malberry Thomas HAMILTON, born 1819 in Sumner County, TN. He married Mary J. PATTERSON December 13, 1843; born Abt. 1821.

71 iii. Ashley Shelby HAMILTON, born 1820 in TN; died in Sumner County, TN. He married Elizabeth (Hamilton); born Abt. 1822.

72 iv. Margaret Jane HAMILTON, born 1829 in Sumner County, TN; died 1852. She married James R. HUTCHSION September 28, 1845; born Abt. 1825.

 

30. James3 HAMILTON (Robert2, Thomas1) was born May 07, 1802 in Sumner County, TN, and died 1869 in Linden, Cass Co., TX. He married Amy RICE September 23, 1819 in Sumner County, TN. She was born Abt. 1798 in TN, and died Aft. 1880.

 

Children of James HAMILTON and Amy RICE are:

73 i. William E.4 HAMILTON, born 1820 in TN; died October 27, 1844.

74 ii. Robert HAMILTON, born 1822 in TN. He married Susannah Hamilton Abt. 1844.

75 iii. (Female) HAMILTON, born 1825 in TN; died June 01, 1852. She married David LEGG Abt. 1845; born Abt. 1820.

76 iv. Nancy Ann HAMILTON, born Abt. 1829 in TN. She married Jacob William WARNER July 28, 1854 in TX; born 1825 in PA.

77 v. Sarah Jane HAMILTON, born December 29, 1830 in TN; died November 17, 1913 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX. She married John West WOOD March 30, 1851 in Linden, Cass Co., TX; born March 01, 1828 in Linden, Perry Co., TN; died April 02, 1900 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX.

78 vi. Emily Susan HAMILTON, born March 1833 in TN; died 1910 in Hunt County, TX. She married Hiram H. WOOD; born June 1832 in Perry County, TN; died 1911 in Hunt County, TX.

79 vii. L. Frances HAMILTON, born February 1835 in TN. She married Issas WHITWORTH October 1858 in Cass County, TX.

80 viii. James Thomas HAMILTON, born April 10, 1838 in Cass County, TX; died January 27, 1901 in Cass County, TX. He married Melissa HIGGINS July 14, 1858 in Cass County, TX; born December 17, 1840 in AR; died January 24, 1918 in Cass County, TX.

 

32. William McGee3 HAMILTON (Robert2, Thomas1) was born November 19, 1807 in Sumner County, TN, and died May 15, 1848 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX. He married Nancy GWIN April 24, 1828 in Humphreys County, TN.

 

Child of William HAMILTON and Nancy GWIN is:

81 i. William Harrison4 HAMILTON, born August 13, 1841 in Bowie County, Texas. He married Julia Ann BARR July 16, 1865 in Bell County, Texas.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

2. Early Tennessee Marriages.

3. Revolutionary War Pension Application, # S32301.

4. Early Tennessee Marriages.

5. Bible record submitted by Mary Lou Dalton.

6. Early Tennessee Marriages.

7. Thomas Hamilton, "Autobiographical Sketch of Thomas Hamilton," April 10-12, 1869.

8. Lynde Latimer Family Bible, Pg. 1. In possession of Helen Tucker of Michigan.

9. Suzanne Graves Crawford, (suzannecrawford@worldnet.att.net).

10. Tombstone Inscription, Pope County, Arkansas.

11. Early Tennessee Marriages.

12. Henry Clay Hamilton Family Bible.

13. Brigance Genealogy

14. 1850 Federal Census - Pope County, Arkansas.

15. 1870 Federal Census - Pope County, Arkansas, she is recorded as living with her step-son Seaborn J. Vann.

16. Pope County Historical Association, History of Pope County, Arkansas, (First Edition 1979), Family #288.

17. Brigance Genealogy

18. 1850 Federal Census - Pope County, Arkansas, pg. 252, #161.

19. 1850 Federal Census - Sumner County, Tennessee, age listed as 43.

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