Looking for Hamiltons
I am fairly new to geneology (this year) but I have found a lot of ancestors. I have met some new relatives and gotten help from many of them. I would like to find out how to find out about my ancestors rather than just names and facts. When I was growing up there were 2 family lores. The first was we go back to the Mayflower. That was easy and I have two familes Digory Priest and John Allerton who married Digory's daughter. Digory died the first winter. He did not bring his daughters with him on the Mayflower but they came later. The other lore was that we were related to James Hamilton-Alexander Hamilton's brother. I have not found that to be true so far.
That brings me to my roadblock. There were 4 families in Moreau NY-upstate. My roadblock is that Walter and Phebe Hamilton are buried there with Jabez and Lois Hamilton, Ransom and Clara Hamilton and Will and Martha Hamilton.I cannot find any parents. They could have the same parent. I have an idea that there is a Jabez Hamilton who could be the father. I called the town historian who said Moreau did not exsist before 1800. The town was part of Northumberland. Walter was born in 1815 in Moreau. A Jabez was mentioned in a book stating he was there in the late 1880's. But I'm stuck.