Anyone have information on John D. Hamilton?

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I would like to join!  Have many ancestors, some I've found, some I am searching for. 

My #1 search right now is for my 3rd Great Grandfather; John D. (David?) Hamilton b. 1829 in Tyrone, Galway, Ireland and d. March 2, 1886 in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, USA.  He married Narcissa Sarah (Cartwright) Hamilton

I've looked at Oliver and Jane (MacFadden) Hamilton as possible parents, however they have a son named John that married Jane who lived and died in Scotland. 

I've also found that there are 3 John D. Hamilton's around the same time frame and same area, so not sure which one is the correct one.

WikiTree profile: John Hamilton
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John Hamilton

mentioned in the record of John Hamilton and Narcissa Cartwright

Name John Hamilton
Spouse's Name Narcissa Cartwright
Event Date 24 Jan 1864
Event Place Lawrence,Ohio
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Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M51452-2
System Origin Ohio-ODM
GS Film number 0317717 V. 6-8

Citing this Record

"Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDJZ-54Q : 8 December 2014), John Hamilton and Narcissa Cartwright, 24 Jan 1864; citing Lawrence,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0317717 V. 6-8.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Ironton, is the county seat in Lawrence County, where John Hamilton is buried. The name of the cemetery is (something I can't read) Furnace, near Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
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FamilySearch also has a Ohio County death record for him.  (sorry not at home so I can attach the link) that indicates he died from consumption.

FamilySearch also indicates that he had a Civil War veteran grave stone.  Have you ordered his pension record from the National Archives?  If his widow applied for him, she may have known some details about his parentage.  I ordered my 2x great-grandfather's records which had a lot of interesting info including witness names to people (usually relatives) who knew about their marriage and backgrounds.
answered by Meghan Dewhurst- Conroy G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)

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