If you think your Hamilton surname has something to do with the naming of Hamilton County, then you'd have to be related to James Hamilton. The county was named for the former governor of SC, he gave financial aid to the Republic of Texas.
If you do visit Hamilton County, be sure to visit the Hamilton Co, TX Genealogy Society in the county seat of Hamilton. http://users.htcomp.net/hcgs/ The picture of their library doesn't give justice to its size. You'll be surprised, I'm sure. I know I was when I visited there a few years ago, and they've done some additions since my trip.
For help in Hamilton Co, TX research be sure to visit the Hamilton Co, TX GenWeb site, the webmistress Bobbie Ross is doing a great job. http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhamilt/
And, don't forget Elreeta Weathers' great site -- Gazetteer of Hamilton Co, TX --http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gazetteer2000/ She found information on my gr gr grandfather, James M. Rice, I'd never heard. James and his brother-in-law Henry Standefer were among those who helped form the county.
These sites are growing, so be sure to go back and check them out from time to time.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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