Person:Gawin Hamilton (1)

Gawin Hamilton
  1. Sarah HamiltonAbt 1740 -
  2. Col. Hance Hamilton, 'Revolutionary War'Abt 1745 -
  3. Gawin HamiltonAbt 1746 - 1808
m. November 1773
  1. Abraham Hamilton, of Rockingham County, VAAbt 1776 -
  2. Sarah Hamilton1776 -
  3. Joseph HamiltonAbt 1779 - Bef 1810
  4. George Hamilton
Facts and Events
Name Gawin Hamilton
Alt Name Gaven Hamilton
Alt Name Gavin Hamilton
Alt Name Garvin Hamilton
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1746 York County, Pennsylvania
Marriage November 1773 to Margaret Skidmore
Death[1] 12 May 1808 Rockingham County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 238 - Gawn Hamilton, 125 acres, between Muddy Creek and Dry River. Adjoining Alexander Miller. April 29, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 84].
  • Page O74: Gawin Hamilton, 400 acres, Buffalo Run Branch of the South Branch. June 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 123].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's: [unless otherwise listed]

  • Land Grant Survey: Page 237 - Alexander Miller, 173 acres, Muddy Creek. Adjoining Gawn Hamilton, John Hinton. April 29, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 84].
  • Land Grant Survey: Page O29 - William Smith, 80 acres, Dry River. Adjoining Rigs, Hamilton, John Rice. August 4, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 107].
  • Land Grant Survey: Page O37 - Charles Calihan, 190 acres, Claylick and War Branch of Muddy Creek. Adjoining Hintons, Hamilton, Henries, Joseph Hinton. March 3, 1783. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 110].
  • Land Grant Survey: Page O68 - John Miller, 19 acres, Dry River. Adjoining Gawin Hamilton and his own land. February 7, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 120.
  • Land Grant Survey: Page O76 - Henry Henry, 97 acres between Muddy Creek and War Branch. Adjoining Hamilton, Henton, Archabald Hopkins. February 7, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 123].
  • Vol. 2 - A. Hamilton vs. Joseph Hamilton, executors--O. S. 307; N. S. 109-- Record from Rockingham. Bill in Rockingham, 23d May, 1818, by Abraham Hamilton, who purchased a tract in Rockingham from executors of Joseph Hamilton near the Mold Hill and Muddy Creek, 50 acres in 1811, part of lands devised by Joseph to his two nieces, Ann and Margaret Webb, daughters of his sister, Sarah Webb; brothers, Abraham and George. Margaret married Van Morgan, who lives in Kentucky. Joseph W. Williams was Morgan's brother-in-law; he married Ann. Joseph Hamilton died October, 1810. Margaret's mother's father was Gawin Hamilton. Sarah was wife of Benajah Webb. Daniel Cokely was schoolmaster in Rockingham in 1814. Will of Joseph Hamilton of Rockingham. Mother now living with Zackariah Fields. Brother, Abraham, and his son, Gawin Hamilton, under 18; brother, George; nieces, Ann and Margaret Webb, daughters of his sister, Sarah Webb. Dated 4th October, 1810. Recorded December, 1810.

Gawin Hamilton

  • A HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY VIRGINIA - John W. Wayland, Ph.D. - CHAPTER V. (Pages 65 - 111) - THE NEW COUNTY AND THE NEW NATION. 1777-1820.
Following out a commission issued March 24, 1778, by Governor Patrick Henry, Silas Hart was sworn in as sheriff, with Gabriel Jones and Robert Cravens as sureties. Gaven Hamilton qualifed as deputy sheriff.
March 25, 1783 - "Gawin Hamilton Gent. having advertised the Court of his intentions of removing from this State to the State of Georgia and as he is informed it is necessary for Strangers to carry with them a Certificate of their Character and Conduct from the place where they remove from prayed the Court would Certifie their Knowledge of him, The Court therefore taking the same under consideration and willing to do Justice as well to the said Mr. Hamilton as to their Fellow Citizens in the State where he is about to remove to, Ordered that the Clerk of this Court do Certifie that the said Gawin Hamilton hath been for many years past an Inhabitant of this County that he hath Acted therein in the public Character of an Assistant Surveyor of the aforesaid County, A Magistrate and a Lieutenant Colonel of the Militia, in all which said Capacities he hath demeaned himself with uprightness, integrity Spirit and Resolution, and Show'd by his Actions through the long Contest with Great Brittain that he possessed true Whiggish principles and upon all occasions exerted them for the Advantage of the United States."
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).