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68. James6 Hamilton (Robert7, John8) (#24) was born in Brakenhill, Carluke, Lks, Sct 4 Dec 1804. James died 7 Jun 1888 in Monsey, Rockland, Ny, at 83 years of age. His body was interred 9 Jun 1888 in Summit Park Cem, Rockland, Ny.

He married Isabella Gilchrist. (Isabella Gilchrist is #112.) Isabella was born in Bridge-end, Carluke, Lks, Sct 5 Apr 1805. Isabella was the daughter of Andrew Gilchrist and Margaret Rennie. Isabella died 9 Oct 1895 in Monsey, Rockland, Ny, at 90 years of age. Her body was interred 12 Oct 1895 in Summit Park Cem, Rockland, Ny. She was christened in Carluke, Lks, Sct, 7 Apr 1805.

He was christened in Carluke, Lks, Sct, 16 Dec 1804. FHL#1042968, item 4 frame#274; also FHL#0102892 born 4 Dec 1804 Brakenhill, christened 16 Dec 1804 Carluke, LKS, SCT per Bruce Hamilton's childhood recollection: James Hamilton emigrated from Scotland 1832. July 1996 Helen Hamilton Ackerly confirms wife's maiden name "Gilchrist". US and NY STATE CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 census Clarkstown p.245 (lists heads of household only): males: 1: under 5; 2: 5 and under 10, 1: 15 and under 20; 1: 30 and under 40; females: 1 under 5; 1: 30 and under 40. 1850 census: p.250 Clarkstown, Rockland Co, NY, line 40. Age 50, occupation: painter. Estate value: $3000. Born: Scotland. Ages: James 50, Isabella 40, Andrew 14, Margaret 11, Sarah 6. 1855 NY State census Ramapo, Rockland, p.120 l.25. p.161 l.21 gives lots of farm info: 25 acres improved, 5 unimproved, 2 cows milked, etc. 1860 census: roll#851, Town of Ramapo, Rockland Co, NY. p.274 l.14. enumerated 21 Aug 1860. Post Office Haverstraw. Ages given: James 50, Isabella 50, Margaret 20, Sarah 16. James = farmer, real estate value $1200, personal estate value $300. 1870 census: roll#1087, Ramapo, p.18,l.1: age 65, farmer, b.Scotland. 1880 census: Ramapo Township, Rockland Co, NY. v.86 e.d.57 p.4 l.26: age 75 Robert is not in the household in 1850 or 1860. -------------------------- PASSENGER LISTS: found James Hamilton accompanied by Isabella and Robert in roll#40 of "Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Yor, 1820-1846", accession #2446 (National Archives, 1934). age: 30, occupation: weaver, port of entry: New York, destination: US, name of vessel: Francis, date of arrival: 25 Nov 1833 (from Greenock). A4600. nationality and last permanent residence: Scot. Original passenger list is microcopy #M237, roll#21, 28 Aug 1833 - 10 Feb 1834, "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-1897" -------------------------- Scottish Church Records CDROM: Robert Hamilton, son of James Hamilton and Isabella Gilchrist, christened 8 December 1831, Carluke, Lanark, Scotland, film call#=1042969, frame 706, source batch# C116294. There is no marriage record found for this couple. I searched marriages from 1822 through 1831 for all James Hamiltons marrying an "Isabella". There is no record of a marriage to an Isabella Gilchrist. The LDS overview book on the OPRs indicates that no marriage or death records for Carluke are available 1809-1838. ------------------------- offspring of James and Isabella included "several Brooklyn Hamiltons" according to chart by Bruce Hamilton c.1970 from information from James Allan Hamilton !DEATH: per printout of Summit Park Cemetery dated 03/07/96 from Sally Dewey. grave 15/I, #42, undertaker: P.S. Van Orden, age 83y per death certificate, parents' names were Robert and Marion.

James Hamilton and Isabella Gilchrist had the following children:

child + 29 i. Robert5 Hamilton was born 21 Nov 1831.

child 69 ii. Andrew Hamilton (#127) was born in Rockland, Ny 14 Aug 1836. He was christened in Clarkstown, Rockland, Ny, 13 Dec 1836. Shown in 1850 census Clarkstown, Rockland Co. NY, p.250 l.42, age 14, but not in 1860 census, by which time he'd be old enough to have moved out. !BIRTH: per Register, Clarkstown Reformed Dutch Church, as copied by researcher Sally Dewey Feb 1997. No other Hamilton records in this church.

child 70 iii. Margaret Hamilton (#128) was born in Rockland, New York, Usa 1839. She married Ralph Fredericks. (Ralph Fredericks is #747.) Shown in 1850 census, p.251 l.1, Clarkstown, Rockland Co. NY, age 11. per death notice for Isabella Hamilton, Nyack Evening Journal, 11 Oct 1895, "Mrs. Isabella Hamilton, mother of Mrs. Ralph Fredericks, in this village [Monsey], died at the residence of her daughter on Wednesday evening". Since Margaret's sister Sarah already is known to have had two husbands (Barnes and Robert Hamilton), it is most likely that "Mrs. Ralph Fredericks" refers to Margaret.

child 71 iv. Sarah Hamilton (#129) was born in Rockland, New York, Usa 1844. She married twice. She married Barnes. ( Barnes is #362.) She married Robert Hamilton in New Hempstead, Rockland, Ny, 11 Apr 1883. (Robert Hamilton is #359.) Robert was born in Scotland 1844. Robert was the son of John Hamilton and Elizabeth Thomson. Shown in 1850 census, p.251 l.2, Clarkstown, Rockland Co. NY, age 6. m(2) Robert Hamilton per marriage cert. New Hempstead Presb. Ch, Ramapo, Rockland, NY, 11 Apr 1883.

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