Queries 1-2 for May 31, 1930

QUERY ONE

HAMILTON—Wanted: List of the children (with their marriages) of the Hamilton “heads of families” given in the census of 1790 in Amherst County, Virginia. Three Hamiltons “heads of families” are mentioned, namely, James Hamilton, number in family 5 white; Luke Hamilton, number in family 11 white; William Hamilton, number in family 3 white. Also, their Revolutionary services, if any, are desired. Did any of the aforesaid Hamiltons have a daughter, Elizabeth Hamilton, who was the third wife of Peter Carter, Jr., of Amherst County, Virginia? (J. M. D.)

QUERY TWO

HAMILTON—Wanted: The following information from some one having access to the Virginia Historical Society library, which contains a copy of Henrietta Hamilton McCormick’s
Genealogies and Reminiscences,” the same having genealogical data concerning the Hamilton families of Frederick, Botetourt, and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia, who were descended from three brothers Hamilton who came from Ireland to America in 1771:

  • Were the descendants of the three brothers Hamilton who came from Ireland to American in 1771 (as above stated) and who lived in Frederick, Botetourt, and Rockbridge counties, Virginia, related to the Hamilton families who were living in Amherst County, Virginia in 1790?
  • Were James Hamilton, Luke Hamilton, and William Hamilton who were living with their families in Amherst county, Virginia, according to the census of 1790 identical with the three brothers Hamilton who came about 19 years previously (1771) from Ireland to America and were the ancestors of the Hamilton families of Frederick, Botetourt, and Rockbridge counties, Virginia? If not were they related in any way?
  • If there is given in Henrietta Hamilton McCormick’s “Genealogies and Reminiscences” and account of the marriage of Elizabeth Hamilton about 1792 to Peter Carter, Jr. of Amherst county, Virginia? She was the third wife of Peter Carter, Jr., aforesaid. Was the said Elizabeth Hamilton the daughter of either James Hamilton, Luke Hamilton, or William Hamilton who were living in Amherst county, Virginia, in 1790? (J. M. D.)
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