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Bits of history from our familes


Hamilton DNA Test

Sue has received her DNA test results as well. The great thing about this test is that it works for everyone. In year’s past, the most popular of the DNA test was one that only looked at markers on the Y Chromosome – so it was only for males. There are some similarities between our […]

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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Births, deaths and anniversaries for Feb 12

Birthdays Joseph Shoemaker – 1762 Daniel BECK – 1815 Louisa Herdman – 1838 Asenath Gresham – 1864 Netta BOLANDER – 1878 Wilbert Chester TONG – 1919 Deaths Francis Broomfield – 1864 Joseph Cannon – 1879 Mary Almeda Newman – 1922 Effie Alice Jackson – 1953 Calvin TONG – 2009 Anniversaries Vincent King & Mary Brown […]

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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