Person:Robert Hamilton (59)

Robert Hamilton
b.ABT 1710 Prob. Ireland
m. 1702
  1. Archibald HamiltonAbt 1704 - 1794
  2. William Hamilton, Sr., of the Calfpastureest 1705 - 1788
  3. Martha Hamilton1710 - aft 1787
  4. Robert HamiltonABT 1710 - 1786
  5. Andrew HamiltonABT 1715 - bef 1790
  6. Ann Hamilton1716 - 1747
m. BEF 1738
  1. Mary HamiltonABT 1738 -
  2. Miriam HamiltonABT 1743 -
  3. Jeanette Hamilton1746 -
  4. John Hamilton1747 - 1818
Facts and Events
Name Robert Hamilton
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1710 Prob. Ireland
Marriage BEF 1738 to Margaret McKee
Death? 1786 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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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:

  • Page 554.--__ ____, 1753. Francis McCown to Robert Hamilton, late of Augusta. Delivered: Jno. Hamilton, 17th October, 1786. Part of 720 acres patented to Francis, 1743, on Tees Creek (later called "Kerr's Creek"), cor. Robert Erwin. Delivered to John Hamilton.

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:

The Kerr's Creek Massacres 1759-1763

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1756 (A). - Mills vs. Hamilton--We, William Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, both late of Pennsylvania, yeomen. Bond dated 29th August, 1754.

Information on Robert 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.

Known children of Robert and Margaret (McKee) Hamilton.
4. (1). Mary b.c. 1738
5. (2). Miriam b.c. 1743
6. (3). John b. 1748 d. 1818, m.Rebecca Lafferty on Sep 10 1786