Andrew2 Hamilton, (George1), 25 January 1835-5 February 1857. 1 Andrew was the fifth child and third son of George Hamilton and Jane Patchell and was born in either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia. Andrew’s gravestone states that he died “Feb’y 5, 1857” at an age of “22 Years 11 D’s”. Andrew’s gravestone can be found in Pioneer Burying Ground located on the north side of Eagle Street on Part of Lot 93, Concession 1E, in the town of Newmarket, Ontario. Gravestones and gravestone fragments of other relatives preserved in this cemetery include Andrew’s father, George Hamilton; maternal grandfather Edward Patchell; maternal uncle David Clarke Patchell; and two nieces, Jane and Agnes Ellen, children of his older brother James. Many notable early settlers of the area are interred in the cemetery and it has been transcribed by the Ontario Genealogical Society. The 1851 Canada West census that was taken in early 1852 states that Andrew would be 17 years of age on his next birth day. 2 Evidently, Andrew spent about half of his life in the Maritimes and the latter half in Canada West (Ontario).
1 Andrew Hamilton gravestone, Pioneer Burying Ground / Eagle Street Cemetery, Newmarket, York Region, Ontario. The inscription on Andrew’s fragmented gravestone, pictured above, can still be made out in it’s entirety. It reads:
George & Jane
Who departed this life
Feb’y 5, 1857;
Æ. 22 Years 11 D’s”
2 George Hamilton household, Canada West Census, York County, 1851 North Gwillimbury Township, enumeration district [ED] , part , page 45, line 40; Library and Archives Canada microfilm C-11,761.
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