Person:Andrew Hamilton (32)

Maj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton
m. Abt. 1735
  1. Lettice HamiltonABT 1736 -
  2. Audley Hamilton1738 -
  3. Maj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton1739 - 1835
  4. Jennie 'Ginny' Hamilton1743 -
  5. Alexander Hamilton1746 -
  6. William Hamilton1748 - 1795
  7. John Hamilton1750 -
  8. Archibald HamiltonABT 1752 -
  9. Jane Hamilton1758 - 1839
  • HMaj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton1739 - 1835
  • WJane McGill1740 - 1826
m. 1764
  1. Hugh Hamilton1765 -
  2. Archibald Hamilton1766 -
  3. Sarah Hamilton1767 -
  4. John Hamilton1768 -
  5. Frances Hamilton1773 - 1848
  6. William Hamilton1777 -
  7. Hugh Hamilton1780 -
  8. Alexander C. Hamilton1782 -
  9. Jane McGill Hamilton1784 -
  10. Catherine Hamilton1786 -
  11. Andrew M. Hamilton1790 - 1888
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 May 1739 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Christening? 19 July 1741 Augusta County, Virginia[Baptized by Rev. John Craig]
Marriage 1764 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginiato Jane McGill
Burial[1] 1835 Upper Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina
Death[1] 27 January 1835 Abbeville County, South Carolina

Andrew Hamilton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Ginny Hamilton is listed in the Tinkling Spring List of Baptisms in Augusta County, Virginia on 19 July 1741.

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Hamilton, Andrew - born in Augusta County, Virginia; baptized 7/19/1761 , [s/b 7/17/1741]; entered service 1775 in Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, where he resided; granted Pension age 92 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, 1832; died 1/7/1835 [s/b 1/17/1835]; query letter in file states soldier was born 5/2/1741 & baptized 7/19/1741; query letter in file in 1932 from descendant Mr. W.B. Bull, Spartanburg, South Carolina; query letter in file states a Revolutionary War soldier Andrew Hamilton of Virginia had a son Andrew who married Nancy Chowning ; query letter in file states soldier was born 5/2/1740, married Jane McGara [s/b Jane McGill] who was born 12/27/1740 in Pennsylvania, & died 4/20/1826; query letter in file 1921 from great great granddaughter Agnes T. (Mrs. L.D.) Lacey, Palestine, Texas; query letter in file 1910 from descendant Mrs. William Oscar Cromer, Abbeville, South Carolina, who was also a descendant of Revolutionary War soldier Samuel Houston & Revolutionary War soldier John Houston who were both from Abbeville District, South Carolina. F-S18000, R1170.

  • - - Andrew Hamilton that married Nancy Chowning was not the son of this Andrew Hamilton.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.

    Maj Andrew Calhoun Hamilton
    Birth: Jul. 19, 1741
    Augusta County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Jan. 17, 1835
    Abbeville County
    South Carolina, USA

    Andrew was the son of Archibald Henry Hamilton and Frances Calhoun; the great grand aunt of Vice-President John C. Calhoun. His parents migrated to this country in 1733 and were among the earliest settlers in Augusta County, VA.

    He married Jane McGill, in 1764, Augusta County, VA.

  2.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of Andrew Hamilton S18000 fn58SC
    Transcribed by Will Graves 7/27/09

    State of South Carolina Abbeville District
    On this twenty fourth day of October in the year while Lord 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Honorable Richard Gantt Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas & General Sessions for the District and State aforesaid now sitting Major Andrew Hamilton a resident of Abbeville District in the State of South Carolina who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 7 June 1832.
    That he entered the service of his country the United States as a Captain of a Volunteer company which was raised and organized for the protection and defense of the country at as early a period as the year 1775, at this period the enemies of the country denominated Royalists or Tories, threw every obstacle in the way of their opponents the Whigs against the unjust impositions & exactions of Great Britain to such a violent and insurrectionary length had the Royalists proceeded that the friends of Liberty found it necessary to arm in self defense, and to repel by force, the force of the Royalists, accordingly sometime in the year 1775, Major Williamson [Andrew Williamson] who commanded the Whig Militia at the time in the District of Ninety Six ordered a body of the [Whig Militia] to go in quest of some plundering Royalists and [several indecipherable words] of retreating into a Stockade Fort in which he & his militia including the applicant and his Company were confined without water for three days when they obtained a scanty supply by digging. The Royalists or Tories obtained possession of the gaol [jail] of Ninety Six from which they fired into the Fort, without much [indecipherable word], after some days the Royalists hoisted a flag and proposed a truce, that object of which was to enable both parties to confer with their respective heads viz. the Loyalist with their Royal Governor and the Whigs with their Council of Safety, then lately organized by the friends of Liberty in South Carolina for the common safety & protection of the Country.
    The applicant says that he marched his comp any in the fall of the year 1776 to the Cherokee nation by order of Major or General Williamson who commanded the expedition in person and to the number of about two thousand men, who were met and opposed by a superior force of Indians, Williamson entered a narrow valley surrounded by mountains, the larger portion of the Indians occupied the mountain heights from which they poured in a constant and well directed fire, orders were given for Detachments of Williamson's Army to gain the heights above the Indians whom being hard pressed by the advances in the valley & those on the mountain sides, betook themselves to flight, Williamson's Army then laid waste to all the Cherokee settlements in that section and the Army disbanded sometime in October.
    The Applicant says that he was subsequently in another Indian expedition, but does not recollect the circumstances of it, to state them particularly:
    The Applicant also states that in the year 1779 several hundred Tories embodied and marched along the Western frontiers of South Carolina taking several persons prisoners in their march, and that Colonel Pickens [Andrew Pickens] collected a force of three hundred men and followed these Tories to a place called Kettle Creek in the State of Georgia Colonel or General Pickens then disposed his force into three divisions and give the command of the right division to the applicant who acted as Major in this battle, at Kettle Creek, where after an action of some considerable contest, the Tories were completely routed and defeated with a loss of about 40 killed, including their commander Colonel Boyd,
    the loss on the part of the Whigs was comparatively small.
    The Applicant also states that he commanded a Company at the siege of Ninety Six,
    in the year 1781, and remained there under General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] in the active performance of Military duty until General Greene raised the siege and marched his troops across Saluda River towards North Carolina.
    The Applicant also states that at the battle of the Eutaw [Eutaw Springs] in the year 1781, he commanded as Major a Battalion of Militia under the command of General Pickens. He also states in conclusion, that he was in several other expeditions or Campaigns, and in several skirmishes as the Captain of a company of Whig volunteers & that from the want of recollection and from there partaking of the Character of partisan warfare at home, and in the surrounding settlements, & borders of South Carolina against Tories, and Indians, he deems it unnecessary to state or to notice as it would be impossible to recapitulate the various diversified scenes he experienced in the defense of his Country, he considers it sufficient to say, that he was almost always employed in the service of his country through the whole revolutionary war, as the commanding Officer of a Company in opposing the Tories, Indians & British and of all enemies he conceived the Tories, most detestable and most obnoxious to the Liberty of his Country.
    Answers to certain Interrogatories
    Ans to 1st Inty
    The Applicant answers & says that he was born in Augusta County in the State of Virginia, and that he was baptized by the Reverend John Craig on the 17th day of July in the year 1741 in the State of Virginia Augusta County.
    Ans to 2 nd Inty
    The Applicant says the only record he has of his age is a copy of the date of his
    baptism, which he took from the books of the Reverend John Craig in the State of Virginia.
    Ans to 3 rd Inty
    The Applicant says that he was living in Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina when he was called into the service of his country, that he has lived since the revolutionary war in the same State, and District, now called Abbeville District, where he now lives.

    Ans to 4th Inty
    This Applicant answers & says, that he entered the service as a Volunteer and ended his service in the Revolutionary War throughout a volunteer, he was never drafted, & never was a substitute.

    Ans to 5th Inty
    General Greene, Colonel Campbell, Colonel Williams, Colonel Lee,
    others the Applicant cannot now recollect
    the Applicant does not recollect much about the regiments of continentals, or Militia, this much he knows, that both kinds of troops were with him and fought hard at Eutaw, he knew Colonel Hammond, Colonel Washington & General Pickens at Eutaw.
    Ans to 6th Inty
    The Applicant is known to James Wardlaw, Esquire, Colonel Patrick Noble,
    Moses Taggart Esquire and to the greater part of the population of Abbeville District he is also intimately known to John C. Calhoun vice president of the United States, and to many distinguished Characters of South Carolina, who can testify as to his character for veracity & their belief of his services as a Officer of the Revolution.
    The Applicant hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    S/ Jas. Wardlaw, Clerk
    S/ A. Hamilton

    [Franklin Branch, a clergyman, and Major James Alston gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
    State of South Carolina Abbeville District: Affidavit of Major Andrew Hamilton amending his foregoing Declaration Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for Abbeville District in the State of South Carolina Andrew Hamilton who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age and the consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and in the following grades, For at least 3 years I served as a Captain in the revolutionary war in the defense of my country the United States and for at least one year I served as a Major in the revolutionary war in defense of the United States and for which entire service I claim a pension.
    Sworn to 9th of April 1833 before me
    S/ Andrew Hamilton
    S/ Geo. Shillito, JP
    [fn p.53 veteran gives a recap of his service is table form — the table is too complex for my to transcribe as such.]
    [fn p. 53] South Carolina Abbeville District: I Andrew Hamilton Senior of the District and State aforesaid, as a secondary amendment to my declaration for a pension under the late act of Congress of June 7th 1832
    do hereby solemnly swear that such was the character of the Revolutionary War in
    the upper sections of South Carolina and particularly in the District of Ninety Six where the deponent principally lived, acted and performed military services in the defense of the United States, that the friends of liberty performed continuous tours of duty from the commencement of the Revolutionary war to its final close, and were constrained to do so, from having to contend with a triple enemy, Indians who were provoked by British influence, to slaughter without mercy the Whig inhabitants and their families, who in many instances suffered as much from Tories who scarcely ever failed to plunder, burn, & destroy the substance & property of Patriots taking their lives if captured and leaving their families widowed & orphans & stripped of everything necessary for their comfort and support to oppose these enemies successfully, the small band of Patriots in this section of the country, were necessarily compelled to perform continuous tours of duty, both by night & by day, the former generally being the most auspicious season for movement from one place to another, whenever duty called, the constant appearance of force served in some measure to intimidate the Indians and Tories, this patriot force were principally volunteers, raised under competent authority
    Colonel Pickens had the command of the Military force of Ninety Six District and always aided, in giving authority to any body of Patriots associated together for the defense and security of the Country, whenever they deemed their services necessary to effect that object.
    the deponent further says, that, he was a near neighbor & friend of Colonel Pickens, that they lived within 15 miles of the line dividing the Indian land from that of the whites, that Colonel Pickens & himself were almost constantly together, acting for , & in defense of their country, that the deponent derived his authority from Pickens to act as a Captain within his command & subsequently to act as Major under him. The deponent further says, that the following statement will show his actual services in the Revolutionary War.
    In 1775 he served 5 weeks as a Captain under Major Williamson against an embodied
    force of royalist in the Village of Cambridge or Ninety Six.
    In 1775 he served 6 weeks as a Captain under Major or Colonel Williamson against the Cherokee Indians.
    In 1776 he served 6 weeks as Captain under Major or Colonel Williamson being another
    tour of duty a gainst the Cherokee Indians.
    In 1777 & 1778 he acted as Captain under the Authority of Colonel Pickens to perform military services in protecting & defending the frontier of Ninety Six and did District of Ninety Six
    In 1779
    he acted as Captain & as a Major part of this year under the authority & under direct command of Colonel Pickens, with whom, the deponent acted as Captain in the attack upon Carr's Fort in the State of Georgia, where he also bore a flag of truce, to the enemy in the Fort, which was abandoned by Pickens, to meet a Colonel Boyd, the deponent further says that Pickens pursued Colonel Boyd to Kettle Creek in Georgia & the deponent in this battle, acted as Major & commanded the right wing which killed Boyd the deponent being near, & and eye witness to his fall and death, & whose last expiring words were "that he had this consolation that he died a true friend to his Majesty King George the 3rd" Boyd then give [sic, gave] something to Colonel Pickens to forward to his wife & then expired. The deponent further says, that he believes he was in service the whole of this year 1779 but will only said that he was 9 months in actual service as Captain under Colonel or General Pickens during the year 1779
    In 1780 the deponent acted as Captain under General Pickens in protecting the frontiers against Tory depredations.
    In 1781 the deponent acted as Captain under General Pickens at the siege of Ninety Six, and acted under General Pickens as a Major of Militia at the Battle of the Eutaw & must have performed this year at least 6 months of actual service, this deponent further says that from the battle of the Eutaw to the end of the war he acted as Major of Militia under General Pickens.
    The deponent further says that he omitted heretofore to mention that Colonel or General Pickens & himself went unaccompanied by others to confer with a Colonel Few [Benjamin Few] from Georgia who had a few troops in the District of Ninety Six, all true Whigs, that when Colonel Pickens & himself /the deponent/ were on their road to see Colonel Few, a private [?] of the Tory stamp directed them to a Camp of British soldiers & Tories by whom Pickens & himself were made prisoners & sent to the Village of Cambridge or Ninety Six, where they remained prisoners one month, under a British officer by the name of Allen, by some means Colonel Pickens obtained his & my release, from imprisonment, while prisoners we were treated with great attention & kindness by the British attributable I believe to the popularity & influence of General Pickens, the deponent further believes that he always acted under competent military authority in the defense of his country, & that he was not employed in any civil pursuit, during the aforesaid services, the deponent says that Patriots of this Section of the Country in the revolutionary war would not with safety appear on their farms to perform one days work. It was principally performed by the women & children, & when the crops were made by them, often plundered & destroyed by the Tories, civil pursuits, could not be attended to by the men, they had to bear arms night & day the militia of other states where there were comparatively few Tories, could attend to their civil pursuits without danger & served their rosary tours of duty, this was not the case here.
    To all contained in the foregoing second Amendment of my declaration
    for a pension under the Act of Congress 7 June 1832, I hereto subscribe my name & affixed my seal, being previously sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God to the truth of the matters & things therein contained to the best of my belief & understanding & recollection.
    Sworn to this 7th of August 1838 before
    S/ Andrew Hamilton Senior {Seal}
    S/ Moses Taggart, JP
    [fn p.58]
    State of South Carolina Richland District
    I Samuel Hammond of the State and District aforesaid Certify that I became acquainted with Major Andrew Hamilton of the District of Abbeville in the State aforesaid in the year 1779. That he was then called Captain Hamilton and in actual service in Colonel Pickens Regiment of Militia & that he knows he was most of that year and Service. I was afterwards associated with him in general Pickens’ Brigade and particularly that he was in the Battle of Eutaw acting as a Major in September 1781 & continued with the Army some time after
    I can further Certify that Major Andrew Hamilton whose declaration this is attached was highly esteemed as an Active & zealous officer, & respectable Citizen.
    S/ S. Hammond

    Sworn to before made this 13th day of October 1833
    S/ Chas. L. Hammond, NP
    [facts in file: veteran died January 17, 1835