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Adam Boyd Hamilton, Secretary of PA State Senate

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Birthplace: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 28, 1896 (88)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Hamilton, Esq and Rosanna Hamilton
Husband of Catharine Louisa Hamilton and Isabella Hamilton
Father of Howard Boyd Hamilton; Naudain Hamilton; Dr Hugh Hamilton; Mary Schee Naudain Hamilton and Boyd Hamilton
Brother of Alexander Hamilton; John Hamilton; Thomas Allen Hamilton; Margaret McAllister; Andrew Mitchel Hamilton and 3 others

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About Adam Boyd Hamilton, Secretary of PA State Senate

A. BOYD HAMILTON was the Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was born at Harrisburg, a son of Hugh and Rosanna Boyd Hamilton, and was educated by private tutors and at the Harrisburg Academy, later following his father into the newspaper business. He was appointed a commissioner of the city in 1860 and held many municipal offices. He was one of the original founders of the Historical Society of Dauphin County and served as its president until his death. He was also active in various charitable and religious organizations of the city, was an original member of the Harrisburg Presbyterian church, involved in the establishment of City Hospital, the organization of the Public Library, and president of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society.

A. Boyd Hamilton's maternal grandfather was ADAM BOYD ( 1746-1814), a Revolutionary War soldier who and settled in Lancaster County. He arrived in Harris ferry about 1783, married Jeannette Macfarlane, and settled permanently as a farmer in Harrisburg in 1784. He was active in the affairs of the county, the city, and the organization of the Presbyterian church in Harrisburg. He was guardian of the Hanna and Maclay minor children.

A. Boyd Hamilton married first Catharine Louisa Naudain (1823-1883). He later married Isabella Moore Hays, daughter of Samuel Hays and who, although 30 years his junior, only survived him 7 years.

In his genealogy, "Hamilton Family Record" (1874), A. Boyd Hamilton gave the lineage of his great-grandfather John Hamilton, who came from County Down, Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1729 with his uncle Hance Hamilton who led a colony of Scots-Irish settlers to Marsh Creek in Adams County. The book traces John Hamilton the immigrant to his great-great-grandfather John Hamilton of Hamilton's Bawn (father of Sir Hans Hamilton of Hamilton's Bawn), the son of Rev. Hans Hamilton who was a grandson of James Hamilton 3rd laird of Raploch and his wife Isabel Weir of Blackwood, Lanarkshire. The family bible of A. Boyd Hamilton's great-grandfather John Hamilton, nephew of Hance Hamilton, contains on its flyleaf "We landed 1729," as cited in "Gilmor, Hanna, Scott, Hamilton" (1932) by Elizabeth Gilmore, p.174. Also ref., The Boyd Family by Katherine Cox Gottschalk (1935), pp.19-20,45,etc.

  • 1. James Hamilton, 3rd laird of Raploch
  • married Isabel Weir of Blackwood, daughter of James Weir and Euphemia Hamilton
  • 2. Archibald Hamilton 5th of Raploch
  • + Marion Ogilvy; but his natural son (later legitimized):
  • 3. Rev. Hans Hamilton 1536-1606/8 (vicar of Dunlop)
  • + Janet/Jonet Denham
  • 4. James Hamilton (1560-1644), Viscount Claneboye
  • 4. Archibald Hamilton of Halcraig
  • 4. Gavin Hamilton, burgess of Glasgow & merchant of Ballygally, Ireland;
  • + Helen Dunlop
  • 5 Rev. James (John) Hamilton 1601-1666; captured July 1644 along with Rev. John Wier (Weir) by Alastair Macdonald & imprisoned at Mingary Castle, released Sept. (Weir died)
  • 4. John Hamilton "of Coronary And Monella" (aka "of Hamilton's Bawn")
  • + Sarah Brabazon/Brabason:
  • 5. Sir HANS HAMILTON, Baronet, of HAMILTON'S BAWN,
  • father of:
  • 6. sir Hans Hamilton, 2nd/last baronet of Hamilton's Bawn b. 1673,d. 1729/30
  • 5 Robert 1616 (brother of Sir Hans Hamilton, Baronet, above)
  • 6 John 1645
  • 7 James 1670
  • + Katherine
  • 8 Capt. Hance Hamilton to Pennsylvania 1729, said to be father of:
  • 9a Sarah Hamilton
  • + Alexander McKean (McCain)
  • 10 Robert McCain of PA. (father of Hugh, Alexander, etc)
  • 9b Mary Hamilton
  • + Hugh McKean (McCain)
  • 9c Col. Hance Hamilton (1721-1772)
  • 10b Thomas Hamilton
  • + Mary McKean/McCain

A variant lineage appears in The Bard Family (1908) by G.O. Seilhamer: 5 Francis Hamilton of Tullybrick (brother of Sir Hans Hamilton, Baronet) + Elizabeth Echlin 6 James (Hans) Hamilton + Margaret Morris 7 Col. Hance Hamilton to Pennsylvania

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Adam Boyd Hamilton, Secretary of PA State Senate's Timeline

1808
September 1, 1808
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1847
May 18, 1847
Age 38
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 18, 1847
Age 38
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1849
June 6, 1849
Age 40
Philadelphia, PA, United States
1854
July 24, 1854
Age 45
Harrisburg, PA, United States
1857
February 9, 1857
Age 48
1896
October 28, 1896
Age 88
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 28, 1896
Age 88
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States