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From: "Wilda Knight" <>
Subject: Re: [HAM] James Hamilton
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 17:55:34 -0500
What happened to William? Do you have further info on him?
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From: Pat Hamilton <>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 1:46 PM
Subject: [HAM] James Hamilton
> Hi Trish,
> 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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