Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804)

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Alexander Hamilton
Born in Charlestown, Nevis, British West Indiesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Schuyler Mansion, Albany, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Sep 2009 | Last significant change: 21 May 2018
19:35: Abby (Brown) Glann edited the Biography for Alexander Hamilton. [Thank Abby for this]
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Categories: Patriotic Service, New York, American Revolution | Y-DNA Haplogroup I1 | American Founding Fathers | Signers of the United States Constitution | US Secretaries of the Treasury | Society of the Cincinnati | Namesakes US Counties.

Alexander Hamilton performed Patriotic Service in New York in the American Revolution



There is now an extensive and authoritative biography for him on Wikipedia which can be found at this link. Rather than repeat that here follow that link. Briefly however:

Alexander Hamilton was born circa January 11, 1755 or 1757 (the exact date is unknown), on the island of Nevis, British West Indies. He was born out of wedlock to James Hamilton and Rachel Fawcett. His father was the son of a Scottish Lord. In 1777, Hamilton became General George Washington's assistant.

In 1788, he convinced New Yorkers to agree to ratify the U.S Constitution. He then served as the nation's first secretary of the treasury, from 1789 to 1795. On July 12, 1804, in New York City, Hamilton died of a gunshot wound that he sustained during a duel with Aaron Burr. [1]

Genetic Profile

In the Hamilton Y-DNA Project, known descendants of Alexander Hamilton have been assessed as Group I1-5 Haplogroup I1a2a1a or I-Z140. So in order to be a male line descendant of his, you need to have the same genetic result. At this point none are on Wikitree. [2]

To date one of his descendants on Wikitree has completed an autosomal test.


Previously there were extensive extracts presented here as notes including a copy of the letter from Burr to Hamilton in 1804 an the text of Hamilton's speech to the Federalists in 1804. These have been converted to a PDF file and can now be found under the Images tab and headed "Some General Notes".


Eight U.S. states have named counties in Alexander Hamilton's honor. They are: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.


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Some General Notes
Some General Notes


On 30 Dec 2017 at 14:09 GMT Jeanie (Thornton) Roberts wrote:

Hamilton-16341 and Hamilton-32 appear to represent the same person because: despite the birth date being off, this newly created profile (20 Dec 2017) is a duplicate of Hamilton 32. please merge and please be careful when creating new profiles to make sure they are not duplicates.

On 9 Mar 2015 at 21:26 GMT Cathryn (Hallett) Hondros wrote:

On 8 Sep 2014 at 20:00 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

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Alexander is 17 degrees from Chet Atkins, 18 degrees from Edie Kohutek and 12 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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