Dr. Ziba Hamilton
|Birthplace:||Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Death:||Died in New York|
|Cause of death:||Old Age|
|Place of Burial:||New York|
|Managed by:||Elwin C. Nickerson|
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About Dr. Ziba Hamilton
.Added by Elwin C. Nickerson about this Ancestor: DR. Ziba Hamilton was a native of Massachusetts, born at Brookfield, Worester County, June 10, 1769. He was the son of Elisha and Mary (Smith) Hamilton. The family later moved to Rutland County, Vermont. They settled in Tinmouth, where Dr. Ziba Hamilton ended up practicing medicine. He married Zipporah Fitch, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Andrus) Fitch, in Rutland County, 1793. They had two daughters, Lucy and Alta, and two sons, Cyrus Fitch and Harry.
He left Tinmouth and went to Wallingford, Vermont, where he continued as a prominent physician and preceptor. John Fox, son of William Fox, was one who studied medicine for three years under his preceptorship in Wallingford. Dr. Ziba and his family subsequently moved to Town of Sheldon, Genesee County, New York before 1810. He was among one of the early purchasers of the lots in Sheldon, which was deeded by the Holland Land Company. In 1809 and 1811, he purchased part of lot 44, Range 3 and part of lot 25, Range 4. He served as a surgeon in the War of 1812, 164 Regiment (Churchill's), New York Militia.
Ziba's wife, Zipporah Fitch Hamilton passed away on April 1, 1843, at the age of 72. When he reached near 80 years old, he still was practicing medicine occasionally. Ziba passed away on November 25, 1855 in the home of his granddaughter, Polly R. "Mary" (Hamilton) Persons, at the age of 86. They are buried in Persons Pioneer Cemetery in Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York. He became known as a Pioneer Settler and the oldest living resident physician upon the Holland Purchase of Western New York. Dr. Ziba Hamilton had a long life, and he was truly dedicated to his profession.