Descendants of John Hamilton

 

Generation 1

 

1.      JOHN1 HAMILTON was born in Scotland. He died before 04 Apr 1684 in Charles Co, MD. He married Elizabeth Burdett, daughter of Thomas Burdett and Verlinda Cotton on 01 Sep 1658 in Northampton Co, VA. She was born about 1659 in Maryland. She died before 10 Nov 1719 in Maryland. John is my 10th Great Grandfather.

 

John Hamilton and Elizabeth Burdett had the following child:

 

2.               i. ALEXANDER2 HAMILTON was born in 1682 in Ireland. He died in Feb 1729 in Spye Park, Charles, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Zacharia Green, daughter of Robert Greene and Mary Boarman in 1708 in Mt Calvert, Prince George's Co, MD. She was born in 1684 in St Marys Co, MD. She died in 1753 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      ALEXANDER2 HAMILTON (John1) was born in 1682 in Ireland. He died in Feb 1729 in Spye Park, Charles, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Zacharia Green, daughter of Robert Greene and Mary Boarman in 1708 in Mt Calvert, Prince George's Co, MD. She was born in 1684 in St Marys Co, MD. She died in 1753 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD.

 

Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Zacharia Green had the following children:

 

   3.               i. MARY3 HAMILTON was born about 1702 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. She died in 1756 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She married (1) MATTHEW DILL SR, son of John Dill and Sarah Linscott in 1718 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He was born in 1698 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA (Presbyterian Church Cem, York Co, PA). She married (2) GEORGE ROSEBROUGH in 1751 in Somerset Co, PA.

 

ii.       SAMUEL HAMILTON was born in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD.

 

   4.               iii. JOHN HAMILTON was born in Dec 1709 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1769. He married SARAH STEWART.

 

iv.      WILLIAM HAMILTON was born in 1711 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died on 10 Feb 1773. He married LUCY EDELAM.

 

   5.               v. JAMES PATRICK HAMILTON was born in 1717 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1785 in Prince George Co, MD. He married Mary Ann Coombs, daughter of Thomas Coombs and Elizabeth Wharton in 1745 in Charles Co, MD.

 

   6.               vi. PATRICK HAMILTON was born in 1720 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1790. He married ANN GREEN. She was born on 27 Jan 1724. She died in 1814.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      MARY3 HAMILTON (Alexander2, John1) was born about 1702 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. She died in 1756 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She married (1) MATTHEW DILL SR, son of John Dill and Sarah Linscott in 1718 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He was born in 1698 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA (Presbyterian Church Cem, York Co, PA). She married (2) GEORGE ROSEBROUGH in 1751 in Somerset Co, PA.

 

Notes for Matthew Dill Sr:

 

History of York County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson, Historical Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

 

THE DILLS - Page 660

 

Matthew Dill was one of the first settlers of the vicinity of Dillsburg,

 

locating there about 1740. He came from county of Monaghan, Ireland. The name “Dill” is Danish. The ancestors moved to England and some of them from thence to Scotland, during the time of the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. Matthew Dill, the immigrant, in 1749 became one of the court justices of York County,

but before this had commanded a company against the Indians. He died October 13, 1750, aged fifty-two years. His remains were interred in the Presbyterian graveyard, a short distance west of Dillsburg, and the spot is marked by a marble slab. He had several sons, but none of his descendants by the same name now live in the village. Dr. A. B. Dill, of York Springs, is a descendant.

 

Col. Matthew Dill, son of the settler, was very prominent in York County during the Revolution. Col. Richard McAllister, founder of Hanover, was chosen lieutenant of York County, an office created by the government, to organize all the militia of the county during the Revolution. He was married to a sister of Col. Dill whom he had appointed sub-lieutenant of York County. Col. Dill served in that office from January, 1781, to April, 1783, during which time he paid to

various captains of companies $2,136 in government money. The names of those persons, most of whom lived in the upper end of York County, according to his account paid by the government July 1, 1788, were William Dodds, Alexander Nesbitt, John O’Bleanes, Andrew Wilson, Thomas Gould, John McMaster, William Coulson, Francis Bonner, William Ashton, Daniel Williams, Peter Spese.

 

Col. Dill commanded the Fifth Battalion of York County for three years, and was one of the framers of the constitution of 1790. For his services in the army he obtained a free patent for a tract of land three leagues square, on part of which Dillsburg is built, and on another part is a valuable ore bank. He was also granted a tract of land in Washington County, Penn., now known as “Dillwood.” He married a second time. Late in life he moved to Fairfield, Adams County, where he died and was buried. He left seven sons, Col. Matthew Dill, Jr., Maj. James Dill, Col. John Dill, Capt. Thomas Dill, who was a student at Princeton College, entered the army and was wounded at the battle of Brandywine. He was afterward presented by his father the tract called “Dillwood,” where he moved. His daughter Jane Dill married Henry Wilson, from whom descended Rev. Thomas B. Wilson, and whose children are Rev. Maurice Wilson, of Baltimore, and Rev. Calvin D. Wilson, of Harford County, Md. A second son of Jane Dill Wilson, was Rev. Samuel J. Wilson, D. D. LL. D., late of Alleghany, Penn., whose son Robert D. Wilson is a prominent lawyer of Pittsburgh.

 

A daughter of Jane Dill Wilson viz. Elizabeth, was married to John Paxton, whose sons are Rev. John R. Paxton, a clergyman in New York City, and Capt. Wilson A. Paxton, of Washington, D. C.

 

Dr. Armstrong Dill, a graduate of Princeton College, was a son of Col. Matthew Dill. He died at the age of twenty-seven years, December 31, 1788. His widow married Dr. Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The following paragraph is copied from the United States Gazette, published in Philadelphia, and appeared June, 1791:

 

WITHERSPOON DILL - Married, at Philadelphia, Penn., on Monday evening, the 30th ult., by Rev. Dr. Nesbit, President of Dickinson College, the Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon, President of Princeton College, to Mrs. Ann Dill, widow of Dr. Armstrong Dill, of York County, Penn., a lady of great beauty and merit.

 

On Wednesday after the President’s return to Princeton with his amiable wife, a deputation of the students waited upon him to congratulate him upon the joyful occasion, and he politely gave them two days’ holiday. In the evening, in regard to their worthy President, and to testify their joy on this happy marriage, the students illuminated the college, which afforded a grand and beautiful sight to the numerous spectators, who had assembled upon the occasion. There were 600 candles in the front of the college, which were lighted almost instantly on a signal given by the discharge of a cannon, and on a like signal they were all immediately extinguished. During the illumination, which lasted about an hour, a number of students in the belfry entertained the great concourse of people who attended, with a most agreeable and delightful concert of music from different kinds of instruments. The wh??e was conducted with elegance and taste.

 

Joy sparkled in every eye,

 

And every heart was glad.

 

Matthew Dill Sr and Mary Hamilton had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES4 DILL was born in 1720 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1796 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA.

 

ii.       THOMAS DILL was born in 1722 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 27 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA.

 

   7.               iii. MATHEW (COL) DILL JR was born in 1726 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 10 Apr 1812 in Fairfield; Adams Co, Pa. (Lower Marsh Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania). He married Jean Bracken, daughter of Thomas Bracken and Martha Green in 1745 in York Co, PA. She was born in New Castle Co, Del.. She died in 1780.

 

   8.               iv. MARY DILL was born in 1728 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She died in 1768. She married Richard (Col) McAllister, son of Archibald Hugh McAlister and Jean McClure on 23 Feb 1748 in York Co, PA. He was born in 1724. He died on 07 Sep 1795 in Hanover, York Co, PA.

 

4.      JOHN3 HAMILTON (Alexander2, John1) was born in Dec 1709 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1769. He married SARAH STEWART.

 

John Hamilton and Sarah Stewart had the following child:

 

i.        JOSEPH4 HAMILTON.

 

5.      JAMES PATRICK3 HAMILTON (Alexander2, John1) was born in 1717 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1785 in Prince George Co, MD. He married Mary Ann Coombs, daughter of Thomas Coombs and Elizabeth Wharton in 1745 in Charles Co, MD.

 

James Patrick Hamilton and Mary Ann Coombs had the following children:

 

i.        BENNETT4 HAMILTON was born in 1738. He died in 1799.

 

ii.       FRANCIS HAMILTON was born in 1738. He died in 1819.

 

iii.      JAMES PATRICK (JR) HAMILTON was born in 1741.

 

iv.      ELIZABETH HAMILTON was born in 1742. She died in 1798.

 

v.       MARY HAMILTON was born in 1744. She died in 1823.

 

vi.      THOMAS HAMILTON was born in 1745. He died in 1807.

 

vii.     WINIFRED HAMILTON was born in 1748. She died in 1801.

 

6.      PATRICK3 HAMILTON (Alexander2, John1) was born in 1720 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. He died in 1790. He married ANN GREEN. She was born on 27 Jan 1724. She died in 1814.

 

Patrick Hamilton and Ann Green had the following children:

 

i.        SAMUEL4 HAMILTON.

 

ii.       LEONARD HAMILTON.

 

Generation 4

 

7.      MATHEW (COL)4 DILL JR (Mary3 Hamilton, Alexander2 Hamilton, John1 Hamilton) was born in 1726 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 10 Apr 1812 in Fairfield; Adams Co, Pa. (Lower Marsh Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania). He married Jean Bracken, daughter of Thomas Bracken and Martha Green in 1745 in York Co, PA. She was born in New Castle Co, Del.. She died in 1780.

 

Notes for Mathew (Col) Dill Jr:

 

"Mathew Dill Genealogy," by Rosalie Jones Dill: Matthew spent most of his life in York County, but in his later years moved to Millertown (now Fairfield), near Gettysburg, Adams County.

He entered the military service July 28, 1775, as Lt. Col. of the Fifth Battalion of the Pennsylvania Militia, under Col. William Rankin. (Archives 5th Vol 5, p. 14-21. Third volume, p. 67, 80). For his services in the Army of the Revolution, he was, according to the custom, awarded grants of land. His grant in what is now Indiana County, was said to have been three leagues square. He also patented in 1786 a tract of land in Washington County, known as "Dillwood," on which his son, Thomas, already resided with his family.

 

He was one of the framers of the Pennsylvania State Constitution in 1790. (Children's names from History of York County, p. 866.)

Memorial in Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA, Section 1, Row 25, Stone 15A: "In memory of Col. Matthew Dill, a founder of Dillsburg. He served in the Continental Army during the revolution. Born about 1726, died April 10, 1812. Buried in the Lower Marsh Creek Cemetery, Fairfield, PA, and his son, George Dill, born about 1766, died about 1813, while serving our country during the War of 1812. Buried in Ontario, Canada."

 

Notes for Jean Bracken:

 

Jean is the sister of John Bracken (b. 1726) and is believed to have taken over the care of John's daughters with help of her husband Capt. Mathew Dill.

 

Mathew (Col) Dill Jr and Jean Bracken had the following children:

 

i.        MATHEW (COL)5 DILL JR was born in 1746 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died in 1829 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He married Ann Crane in 1784 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She was born in 1763 in Cumberland Co, PA. She died in 1799 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA.

 

ii.       JAMES (MAJ) DILL SR was born in 1748. He died on 11 Sep 1777 in Brandywine, Chester Co, PA (Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery).

 

iii.      THOMAS (CAPT) DILL was born in Jul 1750 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He died in 1798 in York Co, PA (now Adams) (Evergreen Cemetery, Adams Co, PA). He married MARY BOYD.

 

Notes for Thomas (Capt) Dill: Was a student at Princeton College

 

Wounded at the Battle of Brandywine

 

iv.      MARTHA DILL was born in 1752 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She married UNKNOWN Dixon.

 

 

v.       MARY DILL was born in 1758 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She married UNKNOWN WILLIAMS.

 

vi.      JOHN (COL) DILL was born in 1760 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died on 31 Dec 1788.

 

vii.     ARMSTRONG (DR) DILL was born in 1761 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died on 31 Dec 1788 in Pennsylvania. He married ANN UNKNOWN.

 

Notes for Armstrong (Dr) Dill:

 

Was a graduate of Princeton College.

 

viii.    JEAN DILL was born in 1762 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She married JOHN CALHOUN.

 

ix.      NANCY DILL was born in 1763 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died on 05 Oct 1853. She married JOHN ARMER.

 

x.       ABIGAIL DILL was born in 1764 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died in Sep 1843 in Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. She married ADAM RITCHEY.

 

xi.      GEORGE DILL was born about 1766 in York Co. PA. He died in 1813 in Ontario, Canada (Died during the War of 1812 buried in Ontario). He married ANN CRAIN.

 

Notes for George Dill: War of 1812

 

xii.     ELIZABETH DILL was born on 17 Dec 1768 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She died on 08 Nov 1850 in Evans City, Butler Co, PA. She married Thomas Sanderson on 01 May 1797.

 

xiii.    JANE DILL was born in 1775 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She died on 18 Mar 1850 in Perry Co, PA.

 

8.      MARY4 DILL (Mary3 Hamilton, Alexander2 Hamilton, John1 Hamilton) was born in 1728 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She died in 1768. She married Richard (Col) McAllister, son of Archibald Hugh McAlister and Jean McClure on 23 Feb 1748 in York Co, PA. He was born in 1724. He died on 07 Sep 1795 in Hanover, York Co, PA.

 

Richard (Col) McAllister and Mary Dill had the following child:

 

i.        MATTHEW5 MCALLISTER was born in 1758. He died in 1823.