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Bits of history from our familes


George Henry Hamilton (1842 – 1894)

One of my wife’s great grandfathers was George Henry Hamilton. George was born on 24 Aug 1842 to Henry Hamilton and Lavina Early in Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Ohio. George was the only boy and had three sisters. On 22 Aug, 1862, George enlisted in the Civil War. He served as a private in Company […]

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Hamilton family

My wife’s maiden name is Hamilton. So, soon after we were married, it made sense to add the Hamilton family to the list of family names we should research. We started out ‘cold’ – we really didn’t have anything when we started. We talked to relatives and visited libraries, courthouses and cemeteries. At one point, […]

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