Facts and Events
Robert Hamilton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Hamilton's land (Borden Tract SW, part of Francis McCown's 720-acre tract, acquired in 1753) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
The Kerr's Creek Massacres
Five family members of Robert Hamilton's were either killed or captured in the 1st Kerr's Creek Massacre on 10 Oct. 1759. An article detailing the Kerr's Creek Massacres is located here:
Records in Augusta County, VA
Information on Robert Hamilton
2.ROBERT HAMILTON 1.WILLIAM HAMILTON
Robert Hamilton, a son of William Hamilton, was born in 1710, probably in Ireland, and died in Augusta County VA in 1786. His will was dated March 25, 1786. He married Margaret McKee. Margaret was born in 1712 and died in 1789. The family was living in Rockingham County VA in 1763 when Indians raided their settlement and killed two of their children. Three children were captured and later returned.