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From: "Pat Hamilton" <>
Subject: [HAM] James Hamilton
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 11:46:31 -0700
Thanks for the information you sent over Rootsweb. I still have a lot of researching to do, before I can say we have anything we can go on. There were a lot of Hamiltons in my area, and I'll share if I can.
I have very little on James, Jr. (I neglected to put the dates in my email), but I'll put it the best way I can since I'm new to this.
Alexander Hamilton married Elizabeth Pollock in Scotland between 1693 and 1736. They had two sons, Willliam and James.
James became a businessman and wound up in the West Indies. On the island of Nevis, he fathered Alexander and James Jr. with Rachel Fawcett. Alexander was born about 1744, and James was born later. I have two different versions of this, and I can fill you in on it later if you like. Anyway, James Sr. abandoned Rachel and the boys, and they moved to St. Croix, where we hear a lot about Alexander because he was smart and had mentors who sent him to New York when he was seventeen. We all know the rest of the story. Alexander was killed by Burr, etc.
What happened to James, Jr. It seems that Alexander got a lot of glory.(probably well earned) And James???
I'd really like to know.
If James Jr. was anything like his father, we may have a match. Our people here aren't talking.
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