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8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd #133, Beaverton OR is my personal genealogy hobby site. The data contained here has been gathered through 20 years of genealogy. It contains everyone I know who are connected to European Royalty or Nobility. Some small part of it is my original research, but most of it has been generously shared with me!

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Family Sheet
Name: James Hamilton Governor Note Born: 8 May 1786 at South Carolina Married: Died: 15 Nov 1857 at At Sea Off Texas Father: James Hamilton Mother: Elizabeth Lynch
Name: Elizabeth Mathews Heyward Born: Abt 1790 Died: Father: Daniel Heyward Mother: Ann S. Trezevant
Name: James Hamilton Born: Abt 1812 Died:
Name: Daniel Heyward Hamilton Born: Abt 1813 Died:
Name: Thomas Lynch Hamilton Born: Abt 1815 Died:
Name: John Randolph Hamilton Born: Abt 1816 Died:
Name: Henry C. Hamilton Born: Abt 1817 Died:
Name: Louis Trezevant Hamilton Born: Abt 1820 Died:
Name: Arthur St. Clair Hamilton Born: Abt 1822 Died:
Name: Oliver Perry Hamilton Born: Abt 1824 Died:
Name: William Lowndes Hamilton Born: Abt 1825 Died:
Name: Samuel Prioleau Hamilton Born: Abt 1827 Died:
Name: Elizabeth Middleton Hamilton Born: Abt 1830 Died:
1). HAMILTON, James, Senator from parishes of St. Philip and S t. Michael Born May 8, 1786 in Charleston, the son of Major James H amilton, who came from Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ly nch Harleston, widow of John Harleston. Pursued a libera l education, at Newport, R.I., and Dedham, Mass. read la w in Charleston and admitted to S.C. Bar in I810. Married E lizabeth Mathews Heyward November 15, 1813. Secretary to Go vernor Henry Middleton until War of 1812. Volunteered durin g War of 1812 commissioned first lieutenant June 19, I812 transferred to 18th Infantry in August, 1812regimenta l adjutant September, 1812, to March, 1813 captain, March , 1813 adjutant and inspector general, with rank of major , November 22, 1814. to June 15, 1815, when discharged. Cot ton pIanter for brief time. Began the practice of law in Ch arleston. S.C. House of Representatives, St. Philip s and S t. Michael s, 1818 22 resigned on election to Congress . Elected to 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th Congresses, serving fr om December 13, 1822 to March 3, 1829. Intendant of Charles ton, 1822 24. Governor, 1830 32. Trustee of Carolina Colleg e, 1830 41. Trustee of Medical College of South Carolina 18 36. Trustee of College of CharIeston. Member of Nullificat ion Convention of 1832 33. from St. Peter s Parish chairma n of convention. In state militia, brigadier general. Assi gned to service on Canadian border in 1832. S.C. Senate, St . Philip s and St. Michael s, 1834 38. Operated five larg e rice plantations, two cotton plantations a brickyard, an d a rice mill. Organized Bank of Charleston president, 183 5 38. Director of branch Bank of the United States at Charl eston, 1824. A founder of Southern Quarterly Review. Railro ad director. Made perpetual citizen of Republic of Texas i n 1835 commissioner of loans for Texas, 1838 diplomatic a gent for Texas to France, Great Britain, Belgium and the Ne therlands in 1839. Member of Pendleton Farmers Society. Re moved to Texas in 1850. Elected to U. S. Senate from Texa s in 1857 but died before taking seat. Declined war portfol io and ministry to Mexico offered by President Jackson. Dro wned November 15, 1857, as passenger on the Opelousa whic h collided with the Galveston on a voyage from New Orlean s to Galveston. Hamilton County, Texas, and its county sea t named in his honor.

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