Col. William S. Hamilton

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William Stephen Hamilton

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
Place of Burial: City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States
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Son of Alexander Hamilton, Signer of the US Constitution and Elizabeth Hamilton
Brother of Philip Schuyler Hamilton; Angelica Knott; Alexander Hamilton, Jr.; James Alexander Hamilton, acting U.S. Secretary of State; John Church Hamilton and 6 others

Occupation: Colonel in US Army during Black Hawk War (1832); Captain in Galena Mounted Volunteers during Winnebago War (1827);lead and gold miner in Wisconsin and California
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About William Stephen Hamilton

William Steven Hamilton, born in New York city, 4 August, 1797; died in Sacramento, California, 7 August, 1850, entered the United States military academy in 1814, but left before his graduation.

He was appointed United States surveyor of public lands in Illinois, and served as a colonel of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk war, commanding a reconnoitering party under General Atkinson in 1832. He held various offices, removed to Wisconsin, and thence to California.

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Col. William S. Hamilton's Timeline

1797
August 4, 1797
New York, New York, New York, United States
1850
August 7, 1850
Age 53
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
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Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States