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Alexander Hamilton

Male 1831 - 1919


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  • Name  Alexander Hamilton  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born  14 Aug 1831  Fayette, Fulton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Alex'd. Hamilton, age 25, male, had lived 15 years in Iowa, born in Ohio
    Census  1880  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to "Susanna," living with her and children: Davilla, Alonzo, Thomas, Adaline, Bertha, Frank, and Joseph Hamilton:) Alex Hamilton, white, male, age 48, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1885  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to "Susana," living with her and children: "Anleta," "Lontzo," Thomas, Adaline, Bertha, Frank, "Goreg," and Charles Hamilton:) Line number: 12, Dwelling number: 45, Family number: 48: Alex Hamilton, 73 Township, Range 3, Section 35; Address W N E; age 53, male, married, occupation farming, born in Ohio, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, entitled to vote
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Listed with his wife, "Suann," and children: Alonzo, Thomas, Frank, George, and "Hamilton" (Charles):) Alexander Hamilton, age 63, male, married, born in Ohio, religion = none
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Married to "Susanah," living with her and sons: Alonzo, Frank, Charles, and George Hamilton: Line number 89; dwelling number 509, family number 533: Alex Hamilton, head of household, white, male, born in August 1831, age 68, married, married for 43 years, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 176
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • ("Alexandria" Hamilton was listed with his sons A. G., George, Frank, and Chas. Hamilton. Also listed in the index sequence were son Frank's wife and daughter, Cora and Hazel Hamilton:) Card #: 151, Alexandria (sic) Hamilton, Post Office: Newport, Iowa
    Biography  1911  [13
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • The soil of Iowa is rich and fertile and in every respect is adapted to various crops, while it is particularly excellent for pasture land, enabling one who desires to engage extensively in stock-raising to follow that business to great advantage. Among those who are successfully carrying on farming and stock-raising in Louisa county, this state, is numbered Alexander Hamilton. Born in Fayette county, Ohio, on the 14th of August, 1831, he is a son of Samuel and Mary (Holland) Hamilton, both natives of the Buckeye state, who came to Iowa in 1841. On their arrival here the father purchased school land in Louisa county, where he carried on farming for many years and where he and his wife both passed away. Of their family of thirteen children only three yet survive, namely: Alexander, of this review; D. D., residing in Louisa township: and Mary J., the wife of James Banks, of Wapello.

      Fortunate in being reared amid the wholesome environment of farm life, Alexander Hamilton divided the period of his boyhood and youth between the acquirement of an education in the country schools and the work of the home farm. He early became familiar with the various phases of agriculture,and his thorough training in the fields formed the foundation for his latter-day success in that direction. He remained with his parents until he had attained man's estate and then engaged in farming on his own account, renting a place which he operated for three years. At the end of that time he purchased his present farm, consisting of one hundred and seventy-six acres on section 35. Wapello township, which he has highly improved and from which, since his occupancy, he has been reaping bountiful harvests. He has planted a good orchard, has a fine grove of trees of his own planting, is modern and practical in his methods, and his land is as well kept and productive as any in the township. He makes a specialty of raising and feeding a good grade of stock, and his careful management of both branches of his business has enabled him to place himself in prosperous circumstances.

      On the 4th of December, 1856, Mr. Hamilton was united in marriage to Miss Susanna Dotson, who was born in Pennsylvania and came to Louisa county. Iowa, in 1844. She is a daughter of Bazel S. and Mary (Davidson) Dotson, natives of Pennsylvania and England respectively. Both are now deceased. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton have been born nine children, as follows: Anna Letta, who married G. W. Schofield, of Wapello township; Juan Darilla, the wife of William Torode, of Louisa county; A. G., also of this county T. T., a resident of the state of Washington; Adaline, who married William O. Syphrit, of Louisa county; Bertha, the wife of E. E. Campbell, also of this county; Frank, residing in this county; George, filling the position of express agent for the Rock Island Railroad Company; and Charles, yet at home. The mother of this family was called to her final rest on the 4th of December, 1900. She was a lady of many excellent traits of heart and mind and was highly esteemed in the community.

      In politics Mr. Hamilton gives his support to the democratic party but has never sought nor desired public office. He is a substantial citizen who merits the respect and confidence of the entire community. His present prosperity is due to his own exertions and careful management entirely, and he is now comfortably situated in life.
    The Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1831-1919)
    The Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1831-1919)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 242-243.
    Alt. Death  1 Feb 1911  [14
    Died  1 Feb 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Buried  3 Feb 1919  Brown/Rice Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 15
    Obituary  4 Feb 1919  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Wapello (IA), February 1. -- Alexander Hamilton, aged and highly respected farmer of this locality, passed away at an early hour this morning (February 1, 1919) at the home of his daughter. Mrs. G. W. Schofield.

      Alexander Hamilton was born in Fayette county, Ohio, August 14, 1831, and came to Iowa with his parents, Samuel and Mary (Holland) Hamilton, in 1841, settling on a farm in Louisa county. He was married December 4, 1856, to Miss Susanna Dotson, who passed away December 4, 1900. They were the parents of nine children, all of whom survive and are: Mrs. G. W. Schofield. Mrs. Wm. Torode. A. G. Hamilton. Mrs. W. O. Syphrit. Mrs. E. E. Campbell. Frank Hamilton, Charles Hamilton, all residing in Louisa county; T. T. Hamilton, of Washington state, and George Hamilton, of Chicago. Deceased is also survived by one brother D. D. Hamilton, of Morning Sun.

      Funeral services will be held from the Bethel Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Reverend Burdine, of Oakville. Interment in Bethel Cemetery.
    Research 
    • Frank Hamilton's obituary (1950) mentions a brother William still living. He was not in the list of children in Alexander's biography. It appears to have been Charles "Joseph" that was referenced.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [16
    • Name: Alexander Hamilton; Sex: M; Born: 1831; Died or Buried: 1919; Age: 88; Buried: Bethel (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-6; Notes: born 14 August 1831; died 1 February 1919
    Person ID  I239  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Samuel Hamilton,   b. 29 Oct 1808, Fayette, Fulton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1886, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Holland,   b. 14 May 1809, Ross-Fayette (Historical?), Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1895, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Apr 1829  Fayette, Fulton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Moved  Between 1840 and 1841  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID  F177  Group Sheet

    Family  Susannah Dotson,   b. 5 Oct 1838, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1900 
    Married  4 Dec 1856  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 14
    Alt. Marriage  20 Dec 1856  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Hamilton, Alexander; Spouse: Dotson, Susannah; Marriage Date: 20 December 1856; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Children 
     1. Don A. Hamilton,   b. Bef 1856,   d. 1856
     2. Annaletta Hamilton,   b. 11 May 1859, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1925
    >3. Juan Davilla Hamilton,   b. Sep 1862, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946
     4. Alonzo Geda Hamilton,   b. Jan 1864, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953
     5. Thomas T. Hamilton,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1922, Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Mary Addaline "Adda" Hamilton,   b. 15 Jan 1869, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1964, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Bertha Belle Hamilton,   b. 1871, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963
    >8. Frank Upton Hamilton,   b. 23 Mar 1874, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1950, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. George B. Hamilton,   b. 1876, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954
    >10. Charles Milton Hamilton,   b. 31 Mar 1880, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F176  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Alexander Hamilton
    The Obituary of Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was a son of early Louisa County, Iowa, pioneers Samuel Hamilton and Mary Holland. Alexander was born in Fayette, Ohio, August 14, 1831, the second of twelve children. He married Susannah Dotson (1838-1900) December 4, 1856, in Louisa County, Iowa. They had ten children: Don A. Hamilton, Annaletta Schofield, Juan Davilla Torode Alonzo Geda Hamilton, Thomas T., Mary Addaline "Adda" Syphrit, Bertha Belle Campbell, Frank Upton Hamilton, who married Cora Ellen Moyers, George B. Hamilton, and Charles "Joseph" Hamilton.

  • Sources 
    1. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=9832377. Submitter: GROVER A. HAMILTON; 4203 S 109 E AVE #127; TULSA OK; USA 74146-3909; Microfilm: NONE; Submission: AF95-110748.

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 242-243 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 33-34 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 68-74 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 23B, page number: 142; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    7. [S402] Hamilton, Alexander - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 9, February 4, 1919; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa; pages 306-307; Roll: IA_59

    9. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 7, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 126, Sheet 453C; Enumerated on June 4 and 5, 1880

    10. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 417; Roll: IA1885_222

    11. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    12. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    13. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 242-243 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S401] Holland, Thomas - Descendants of Thomas Holland (1781), James Dennis Holland, (Holland Project Version 500, May 9, 1999 (offline 2/2008)) (Reliability: 4).
      URL: http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/hollandj/THOMAS/d0/i0001695.htm

    15. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=9832270. Submitter: GROVER A. HAMILTON; 4203 S 109 E AVE #127; TULSA OK; USA 74146-3909; Microfilm: NONE; Submission: AF95-110748.

    18. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).