Descendants of Alexander Hamilton
It is really exciting when you find out that you not only have a famous person in your tree, but is really thrilling when that famous person is a direct descendant. My mother's family is MEANS. Alexander Hamilton, 1st Secretary of Defense under George Washington (yes, the one who dueled it out with Aaron Burr) had a brother named James. They were both born on the Isle of Nevis, West Indies (part of England). James brought his family to the United States and raised three children that I know of: One being Margaret Hamilton who married William MEANS, who is a great grandfather of my mother. I also have found other famous people in my family tree, such as George W. Bush, Judy Garland, and Marlon Brando, which all are by marriage.
If any of you are related to the Means or Hamilton Families, I have information on both families that go way back to the early 9th century.
Please contact me through this website or visit SweaneyTree.com to get a look at the family tree!