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Audly Hamilton Receipt from June 18, 1814

Audly Hamilton Receipt from June 18, 1814
Audly Hamilton Receipt from June 18, 1814

this Day Recd of John Logan the full amount of his act. with me –              Audly Hamilton

June 18th, 1814

This receipt isn’t the most interesting document in the world, but my hope in publishing this is that Audly Hamilton descendants can appreciate being able to see the handwriting of their ancestor. Another small token of info an Audley Hamilton researcher might get from these documents is the spelling of his first name. Much of the research I have come across on Audly Hamilton, have his named spelled with an E (Audley). I have posted at least 3 documents with his signature, and so far all of them seem to be spelled sans the E.

Audly never married but he had an illegitimate child named Benjamin Hamilton with a woman named Letitia Luvicey Biggerstaff.

I am not sure where Hamilton researches have pinpointed that Benjamin was illegitimate but I do know that Rutherford County marriage records are pretty thorough and there isn’t one listed for Audley and Letitia. Letitia and Benjamin were definitely not living with Audly in 1820 but they seem to be in 1830 as the household has a male between 10-15 (likely Benjamin), male between 50-60 (Audly) and a female between 20-30 (Letitia should be in the next age bracket but you know how these census ages are never accurate).

While researching Benjamin, I came across this link where a man named Derrell Oakley Teat bought a family bible from an estate sale. He said that he would like a family member to have it if they could prove a connection.

The names mentioned were:

Wm Painter m Sarah Payne
Thomas W. Garrett m Sarah Isabel Neal
Benjamin Hamilton m Mary Morrison s/o
Audley Hamilton & Letitia Biggerstaff
Wm T. Lowery m Eada Smith
Samuel H. Painter m Martha Garrison
Rufus Hamilton m Malinda Lowery

This proves that he married a Mary Morrison and that he was indeed the son of Audly Hamilton and Letitia Biggerstaff. Benjamin first married to Nancy Whiteside on April 20, 1835. They had the following children: Sarah, Joseph, Susan, Cotesworth, and Oslsaver (sp?). Nancy Whiteside likely died between 1850 and 1851. Benjamin then married to Mary Morrison who was 18 years younger than him. Benjamin and Mary had the following children: Jane, Jehia, Edgar F., Frank, Willis and Rufus.

I have contacted Mr. Teat about this Bible to see if he happens to still own it, but I found a later post where he mentioned that he was able to find a family member. The person he gave it to was giving it to her husband (avid genealogist) for his birthday. I couldn’t think of a better birthday present for a genealogist. I did ask if he happened to have scans of these pages and will update you via a comment below when he responds back.

Benjamin owned mines in North Carolina and eventually moved to Lumpkin County, GA in 1858 where he owned gold and tripoli mines. I’ve come across several mine deeds where he was referred to as Rev. Benjamin Hamilton and Dr. Benjamin Hamilton.

Here is an interesting account from “The Mining magazine and journal of geology, mineralogy …, Volume 10”:

Bunker Hill Mine, also in Burke co. This was formerly known as the Brindleton Mine. It is owned and worked by Rev. Benjamin Hamilton, a wealthy gentleman residing in Rutherford, the adjoining county. It is now worked by the hydraulic process, and is under the immediate charge of Capt. Taylor. The amount of water is limited, sufficient only for about two pipes, which is brought in a small ditch for a distance of 4 or 5 miles. It has a good head stream, and the results of the mining are very satisfactory. Capt. Taylor is reworking the deposits along a small-stream, and makes returns of 100 to 150 dwts. a week with four hands. He will get through into new ground by October, when he expects to make much better returns.

At the brink of the Civil War when Georgia was considering secession, Benjamin offered an ordinance at the George state convention, which was passed, that specified that the state of Georgia would protect the investments (his concern was mines) made by individuals from other States. He was living in Lumpkin County Georgia at the time and was considered to be a cooperationist. Benjamin moved his family from Lumpkin County to Whitfield County Ga around 1861 or 1862.

If you would like to learn more about Benjamin Hamilton and his family, I suggest you view the research by Kurt Graham.

Please leave a comment below if you have additional information about Benjamin Hamilton and Audly Hamilton that you would like to share.

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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Hamilton & Hicks Receipts and Bitten Noses

Audly Hamilton Receipt dated May 23, 1812
Audly Hamilton Receipt dated May 23, 1812

this Day Recd of John Logan £21.8 7 [pence] being the amount of his Book acct with me this 23rd Day of May 1812

Audly Hamilton
Joseph Hamilton

Thomas Hicks (X his mark)

You might recall Audly and Joseph Hamilton from the blog post Noble Hamilton Receipt April 1811. In that post we learned that Noble Hamilton (1762 – 1837), Joseph Hamilton (died 1824) and Audly Hamilton were all brothers. Hamilton researcher Adrian C. Hamilton Pleus, left a comment on this post stating:

“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…. 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.”

Joseph was a doctor and was married to Nancy Whiteside. Noble married to a Jane Gilkey. Audly never married but he had an illegitimate child named Benjamin Hamilton with Luvicey Biggerstaff.

Now this next document was undated but it also included Thomas Hicks and Audly Hamilton.

Thomas Hicks nose bite receipt.
Thomas Hicks nose bite receipt.

This Day Recd of John Logan full Satisfaction for the injury I have received in Biting my nose and all other Damages Committed on me at that time by him or any other person.

Thomas Hicks [his mark]
attest Audly Hamilton

How many genealogists out there have found a document proving that your ancestor bit someone’s nose? Jealous much? Haha. Besides the fact that my wife’s ancestor bit someone’s nose, there are three things that stick out to me about this document. 1) The receipt is not dated. 2) The receipt doesn’t state what the “satisfaction” is (money, goods, services). 3) What is up with the phrase “or any other person”. It almost sounds like Thomas Hicks was in a fight with two or more people.

I haven’t been able to pin point solid information on Thomas Hicks.  If you have any info about this Thomas Hicks, please post a comment below.

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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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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