Henry Hamilton 1800’s New York married Sarah Canfield is he related to Alexander Hamilton. Help?

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Henry J Hamilton

Born 25 Jan 1839 in Champlain, New York, USAmap

Son of Sidney Hamilton

Husband of Sarah E (Canfield) Hamilton — married 1871  

DESCENDANTS descendants

Father of Walter Henry Hamilton 

Died 17 Jan 1922 

We are researching this ancestor and would like to see how he is connected to Alexander Hamilton. The family stories say there is a relation but need genealogy help to resolve the big mystery. How is Henry Hamilton related to Alexander Hamilton the historic Figure in the America colonial era! Any help in resources, categories, etc., would be greatly appreciated!  Please post!

Thank you 

Kindest regards to my wikitree family 

WikiTree profile: Henry Hamilton
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
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It's possible they're not closely related at all.  Your Hamilton family was in Massachusetts since before 1700.  Alexander Hamilton's family didn't arrive in the U.S. until just before the American Revolution.  You might be able to find a connection back in Scotland many, many generations ago but that will take some work and a bit of time.
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