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Noble Hamilton Note April 1811

April 1811 Joseph Hamilton Note
April 1811 Joseph Hamilton Note

April 1811 Recd from John Logan twenty dollars for Noble Hamilton

Jos Hamilton

attest Audly Hamilton

Noble Hamilton (1765 – 1837), Joseph Hamilton (died 1824) and Audly Hamilton were all brothers. From the research I have been able to find, they appear to be the sons of a Sarah Gilkey Hamilton. The name of their father is unknown as he apparently died before the family’s move to Rutherford County, NC. Joseph was a doctor and was married to Nancy Whiteside. Noble married to a Jane Gilkey. Audrey never married but he had an illegitimate child named Benjamin Hamilton with Luvicey Biggerstaff.

Joseph Hamilton Estate Notice from the November 16, 1824 edition of the Western Carolinian
Joseph Hamilton Estate Notice from the November 16, 1824 edition of the Western Carolinian

In 1816 Joseph and Noble were defendants in a Rutherford County court case where they were charged with assault and battery on James Dodd. James Dodd apparently met with a female slave of Nobel’s named Celia and received a large some of money ($10) knowing that it was stolen from Nobel (hence the reason for the assault). James Dodd was later tried for lying under oath.

Please post a comment below if you have any additional information about the Hamilton brothers.

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.

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8 thoughts on “Noble Hamilton Note April 1811

  1. I believe Noble Hamilton was born in 1762. He arrived from county Tyrone, Ireland in 1780 at the age of 18. He married his first cousin, Jane. She was Sarah Gilkey Hamilton’s brother Robert’s daughter. I am Noble’s Great Great Great grandson. Noble’s daughter Jane married Ladson Mills. All their graves are well marked and in good condition. (they’re in the rutherfordton city graveyard.) Noble’s father may have died in Ireland or during the crossing.

    1. If you have any records that conclusively links a daughter Jane Hamilton of Noble Hamilton as the wife of Ladson Mills, please share. This is the only site I have ever found that provides clues regarding the parents of Jane Hamilton.

  2. Adrian,

    Thank you so much for the information. Be on the look out for today’s blog post later this morning. It features a couple more documents from Audly Hamilton and Joseph Hamilton.


  3. i just happened on this late tonite. I am a descendant of slaves of Joseph Hamilton and his wife Nancy Hamilton. Please contact me if you can help me with my geanology.

  4. Hello Jonathan,

    I am descendant of Logans and Hamiltons (mulatoes) of Rutherford Co.
    Felix Logan and Andrew J. Hamilton are names that have cropped up.
    Do you have any information on slaves owned by either man?

    Thank you.

  5. I see in the posts where someone documents Noble’s daughter (Jane) as having married Ladson Mills. I am a descendent of Ladson Mills who is my great great grandfather. I have been looking for Janes Ancestor for many years. If this relationship is confirmed and anyone can get more information to me, it would BE GREAT! I have a lot of information on the Mills family descendents.

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