Posted By:Glen Hamilton
Subject:John Hamilton, Sr. & Jr. from Massachusetts to Nelson, Madison County NY in 1796
Post Date:April 07, 2007 at 09:54:26
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Does anyone have any information or is related to John Hamilton Sr., who is thought to have immigrated from Massachusetts to Nelson Township in Madison County, NY in approximately 1796. He is said to have had six sons.

He is mentioned in a least two histories of the county:

1) History of Nelson, NY: From our County and Its People, A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Madison County, New York. Edited by: John E. Smith. The Boston History Company, Publishers 1899.

Excerpt: "... Other early settlers were James Annas, Levi Brown, Richard Karley, John Hamilton, Sr., Moses Smith, Enos Chapin, Erastus Grover, Richard Wilber, Ezra and Isaac Love. joy, Asa Carey, Haven White, and the Richardson and Wells families; these came about 1796 and were mostly from Massachusetts."

2) History of Madison County, state of New York by L. M. Hammond, Syracuse, NY - 1872.

Excerpt: "In 1796, five brothers-Eldad, Eri, Lemuel, Asa and Benjamin Richardson-came in from New Hampshire, and settled in and near where Erieville now is. About the same date, or a little later, John Hamilton, sen., and his six sons, Moses Smith, Ezra and Isaac Lovejoy, Erastus Grover, Asa Carey, Haven White, Richard Wilbur and Enos Chapin came in and settled in different localities in this town. Many of these were from Massachusetts."

Thanks for your help.