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The Resource John Hamilton biography

John Hamilton biography

Label
John Hamilton biography, circa 1927
Title
John Hamilton biography
Inclusive dates
circa 1927
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains a handwritten biography of John Hamilton by his great-granddaughter, Mayme Jacobs (circa 1927). The biography relates brief family history; describes how Hamilton got into the whiskey making business; and describes the movements of General William Henry Harrison's forces from Terre Haute to Prophetstown prior to the Battle of Tippecanoe
Biographical or historical data
John Hamilton was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1766 to William and Mary Hamilton. His parents were Irish immigrants from County Tyrone. He moved to Kentucky in 1785 and began making whiskey following the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. He married Rachel Cook (1770-1813) on March 12, 1795. He served under General William Henry Harrison during the Battle of Tippecanoe and achieved the rank of Captain. He died at the age of 97 on September 25, 1863. Sources: Information within collection.Ancestry.com. "John Hamilton." Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850. Accessed November 14, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/.Ancestry.com. "Captain John Hamilton." U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Accessed November 14, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/.Peter, Robert, M.D. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Chciago: O.L. Baskin & Company, 1882.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamiton, John
  • Tippecanoe, Battle of, Ind., 1811
  • Whiskey
  • Kentucky
Label
John Hamilton biography
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2142
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/11/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/14 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20839437
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Miss Mayme Jacobs on 1927/10/06.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966432850
  • (OCoLC)966432850
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
John Hamilton biography
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2142
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/11/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/14 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20839437
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Miss Mayme Jacobs on 1927/10/06.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966432850
  • (OCoLC)966432850
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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