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Where is Hamilton, New York, USA? 

Hamilton, Madison, New York, USA
Hamilton is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The town is named after American patriot Alexander Hamilton.

The Town of Hamilton contains a village also named Hamilton, the site of Colgate University. The village is on the county's border.

The location was formerly called Payne's Corners. The Town of Hamilton was established in 1795, before the county was formed, from the Town of Paris in Oneida County, New York. The original town was reduced to create new towns in the county.Wikipedia

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In 1794, Samuel Payne moved southwest from Whitestone into the town of Hamilton, where he started a farm on the hill that is today’s location of Colgate University.

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In 1795, a year after his brother moved into the town of Hamilton, Elisha Payne did so as well.
He and others from Whitestone and Connecticut moved to an unsettled area just north of his brother and that settlement grew to become today's village of Hamilton. Because of Elisha Payne's interest and ability in developing the settlement, it became known as "Payne's Settlement".
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1806 - Payne's Settlement (Hamilton)
By 1806 much of the land surrounding the settlement had been cleared and replaced by orchards and farms. Salt was the accepted form of currency in the settlement.
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1808 - The opening of the Skaneateles Turnpike, which connected the village (Payne's Settlement) to western New York.

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1812 - Payne's Settlement obtained a charter incorporating the Village of Hamilton.

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1817 - (Hamilton) The village's first newspaper, the Hamilton Recorder, was started in 1817.

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1819 - (Hamilton) - Colgate University was founded in the village in 1819.

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1836 - September 28 - The first of three early season snows brought four inches of snow to Hamilton, NY

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News  1879 - Madison University
In 1818, thirteen men gathered together, thirteen prayers were said, and thirteen dollars subscribed for the establishment of a place of learning for Baptists. To-day Madison University, at Clinton, N. Y., owns all its buildings and 160 acres of land in a beautiful part of the country. It has a...Read MORE...

1895 - (Hamilton) - "the great fire" destroyed much of the village.

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1899 - Hamilton
Hamilton was set off from Paris on March 5, 1795, and received its name in honor of Alexander Hamilton. It originally included Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Twenty Townships, and was reduced to its present limits by the erection of Eaton, Lebanon, and Madison in 1807. It lies on the south border of...Read MORE...

Hamilton, a banking post-village of Madison co., N.Y., in Hamilton township (town), on the Chenango Canal and on the New York, Ontario and Western R., 29 miles SW. of Utica. It is the seat of Colgate University (Baptist), which combines the Colgate Academy and the Hamilton Theological Seminary, and ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Anna Adeline Fields (23 March 1868, Hamilton, New York, USA - , )

flag  Addie C Thomas (16 September 1851, Hamilton, New York, USA - 24 November 1935, Sarasota, Florida, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  George W Castner (1831, , Maine, USA - 31 January 1880, Hamilton, New York, USA)
flag  George W. Castner (1831, Maine, New York, USA - 31 January 1880, Hamilton, New York, USA)

flag  Henry B Hilliard (1838, , Connecticut, USA - 17 December 1862, Hamilton, New York, USA)

flag  David Mosher (24 July 1780, , New York, USA - 27 February 1862, Hamilton, New York, USA) gravestone

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