NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
(I) John Hamilton was a native of Scotland. He married, May 9, 1723, Johana, baptized Sept. 26, 1697, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Titsvort) Whitaker.
(II) James, son of John Hamilton, was baptized at Kingston, N.Y. July 6, 1729. He married, Nov. 21, 1761, Maria, baptized at Kingston, Sept. 25, 1739, daughter of Hendrick and Hannah (Whittaker) Schoonmaker, granddaughter of Egbert Hendrickson Schoonmaker, who was son of Hendrick Jochmsen and Elsie Janse (Van Breested) Schoonmaker, immigrants from Hamburg, Germany, who settled in Albany before 1654.
(III) Henry, son of James Hamilton, was baptized at Kingston, April 20, 1778. He married, Nov. 16, 1806, Sarah, baptized at Kingston Sept. 7, 1788, daughter of William and Maria (Crook) Keator.
(IV) Charles, son of Henry Hamilton, was born at Kingston, Nov. 14, 1810, and baptized there March 17, 1811. He married, at Katbaan, Ulster county, N.Y., March 14, 1833, Nellie A., born at Saugerties, N.Y. Oct. 18, 1815, died in Kingston, Nov., 1835, daughter of Abraham and Ann (Newkirk) Hommel, granddaughter of Abraham and Rachel (Snyder) Hommel, and great-granddaughter of Jerry or George and Margaret (Flerer) Hommel, who came probably from the Palatinate, Holland, before 1710. Ann Newkirk was daughter of Dr. Conrad Newkirk. Rachel Snyder was daughter of Johannis and Rachel (Swarts) Snyder. Johannis Snyder was prominent in the revolution. He was colonel of the first Ulster militia from May 1, 1776, to the close of the war. He was in command of Fort Montgomery on the Hudson in Sept., 1776, and at Kingston in Oct., 1777, when the town was burned by the British. He was in charge of the rebuilding of the town and during the remainder of the war had charge of the defense of the frontier of Ulster county.
He was at the head of nearly every court-martial to try the Tory sympathizers during 1776-77. He was a member of the assembly which organized the state of New York in 1777 and also in 1778-87-91. For forty years he was justice of the peace and judge of the court of common pleas.
The Hamilton Genealogy is taken from the old Dutch records of Kingston, N.Y., and of the church at Katsbaan, Ulster county, N.Y.
Charles Hamilton had a daughter, Sarah Ann, born at Kingston, March 2, 1834, who married, Feb. 15, 1854, George Wing Sisson (see Sisson VII), mother of the children of George Wing Sisson.
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