John Hamilton Sketch with Citations

Updated/Edited: 23 Mar 2015 by Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust

FIRST GENERATION

1. JOHN¹ HAMILTON born in Scotland about 1636 and died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts about 1681.[1] He married CHRISTIAN (_____) in Concord before 1668.[2]

Children of John¹ and Christian Hamilton, all born in Concord:
2.     i.   John² Hamilton b Mar 1667/68 [3]
3.     ii.  Joseph² Hamilton b 9 Jan 1671 [4]

[1] John’s birth location is based primarily on the Y-DNA results that show John was VERY Scottish and at this early date in Massachusetts with no records of John prior to 1658, it is presumed that he was indeed a Scottish prisoner of war. SEE: The Hamilton DNA Project: We are “Group R1b-05 (Formerly Group E1) Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a2c1k or R-L1335” His birth date is based on his age at a court record in Concord in 1666, where he is thought to be 30 years old. If he was born in 1636 then he would be about 14 in 1640 and 15 in 1651, which would make him a very young Scottish soldier.

Hamilton, Charles William, Genealogy of The Hamilton Family In America  (1933) (Salem, Mass.: Higgnson Book Company, reprint 1998), 10-11. RE: Clark, Frank M. Article written. (current location unknown, possibly from the NEHGR, Vol. 3, 241-242). (1897) says, “An inventory of the estate of John Hamilton, lately deceased.” No place or date is given but the dwelling house mentioned in this inventory, was at “Elm Brook Meadow [Concord, Mass.].” This inventory occupies the lower half of a page and the preceding entry is dated 1681.” “Therefore we can say it was entered after 1681, possibly, several years after that date.”
Dobson, David. Scots in New England, 1623-1873., (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.), 92.

[2] Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.), 338. “HAMILTON, John & Christian _____: b [before] 1668; Concord”

[3] Tolman, George. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass.: T. Todd, printer, 1895), 14. (free Google eBook) “John, son of John hamelton & Christian his wife born 1. march 67. [16]68.²” “² County record says 68-69”

[4] Tolman, George. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass.: T. Todd, printer, 1895), 16. (free Google eBook) “Joseph son of John hamelton & Christian his wife borne, 9th. Jen’ 1671”

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