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Rachel (Strong) Hamilton ~ daughter of Richard and Susanna (Gaby) Strong
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: January 21, 2004 at 16:39:04
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The History of Fayette County, Indiana - l885

BIOGRAPHY -- JAMES S. HAMILTON
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JAMES S. HAMILTON (deceased), late of Waterloo Township, was born in Maryland, in which State his father died. In l832 his mother, MRS. JANE (SCOTT) HAMILTON, moved to Indiana, selecting a location in Waterloo Township, Section 3. JAMES S. had previously married in Virginia, ELIZA COURTNEY, by whom he had eleven children: HENSON R. (deceased), ROBERT W., MARGARET J. (deceased), THOMAS F., MARY A., WILLIAM J. (deceased), and T.F.... The following four were born in Indiana: ELIZA R. (deceased), CHARLES H., JOHN W. and FRANCIS A... MR. HAMILTON held several of the township offices, and was a man of much ability. he and his wife were Methodists. He was a successful farmer, accumulating considerable property. He served as a soldier in the war of l8l2 stationed at Norfolk, Va. He died in l878, his wife having preceded him in l872, aged about sixty-nine years. CHARLES H. HAMILTON was born in this township in l834. He was married in l859 to RACHEL STRONG, daughter of RICHARD and SUSANNA STRONG, who came here from Virginia in l8l3 or l8l4. RICHARD STRONG was born June l5, l790, and died February l5, l848; his widow, SUSANNA (GABY) STRONG, was born June 9, l802; died November 9, l883. They had thirteen children: LYDIA, DELILAH, WILSON J., MARY, JANE, RACHEL, SUSAN, ELIZABETH, JOHN, HENRY, NANCY, HENRIETTA and MILLIE. Ten children have been born to MR. and MRS. CHARLES H. HAMILTON, seven of whom are living: JAMES M., LAURA H., CHARLES H., Jr., WILLIAM J., MARY S., REBECCA J. and KATE. The deceased are ANNA B., OLIVER L. and ROBERT W... Since marriage, CHARLES H. HAMILTON has resided in this township, where he owns 160 acres of land.

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January 18, 2004
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