Pictured above is the family of Johnathan Hamilton. Johnathan is pictured at the left and was a son of Thomas Hamilton and Charlotte Rogers Hamilton. Also in the photo is Johnathan's wife Mary Emilene Payne Hamilton and children Henry, Velma, Berta, Jesse, Vide. Ivy is the baby in the blanket. The tall boy in back is a nephew. The man on the right is Thomas Hamilton, son of Thomas Hamilton and Mary Blair Hamilton.

The Thomas Hamilton and Mary Blair family is found on the 1840 census in Saline Co., Illinois on page 53 next to Thomas Hamilton, Revolutionary pensioner, age 84. The younger Thomas pictured above is in the 1850 Scott Co., AR census in Hickman Township at Dwelling #7/7 with his parents:
Thomas Hamilton, age 54, born TN (an Arkansas pensioner)
Mary Hamilton, age 54, born TN (Mary Polly Blair)
Polly Hamilton, age 19, born AR
William S. Hamilton, age 15, born AR
Thomas Hamilton, age 13, born IL (in photo above; Johnathan is his son)
Nancy Hamilton, age 11, born IL
Sarah Hamilton, age 9, born IL
Martha J. Hamilton, age 7, born AR
Thurrilda (Zerrilda) Hamilton, age 5, born IL
Robert Hamilton, age 10, born IL

Thomas Hamilton, born about 1799, married Mary "Polly" Blair on 14 July 1823 in Sumner Co., TN. Thomas served in the War of 1812. He volunteered in Sumner Co. on 1 September 1814 and was discharged in April 1815. He stated in his pension records that his house burned on 6 March 1833 in Jefferson Co., AR. Thomas died in Scott Co., AR 19 December 1857. Mary stated in her pension application that they had the following children:
James Hamilton, born 15 April 1826
Elizabeth Hamilton, born 3 March 1829
Malinda Hamilton, born 24 March 1831 (married Collin M. Roach)
Mary Hamilton, born 27 February 1833
William Hamilton, born 15 April 1835
Nancy Hamilton, born 10 May 1837
Thomas Hamilton, born 15 May 1840
Sarah Hamilton, born 27 April 1843
Robert Hamilton, born 27 April 1846
Martha Jane Hamilton, born 22 December 1849
Zerrilda Hamilton, born 11 February 1852

This photo and information was contributed by Belinda Beldin and Furst M. Moore who would love to hear from anyone with an interest in this family.

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