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In June 1638, John Winthrop the Younger, son of the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, bought most of present-day Essex County from Masconomet, chief of the Agawam Indians, for the sum of twenty English pounds. A memorial stone on Sagamore Hill in southeastern Hamilton marks where Mosconomet was buried with his gun and tomahawk around 1658.

Hamilton was first settled in 1638 and was originally a section of Ipswich known as "The Hamlet". The first recorded land grant in the Hamlet was Matthew Whipple’s farm, dated 1638. Three years later the new stagecoach road from Boston to Newburyport (Bay Road) was laid out through the Whipple land. Other early settlers of the Hamlet, including the Appletons, Winthrops, Lamsons, and Dodges, were attracted by countryside similar to the English farms and estates they had left behind.

The town was incorporated on June 21, 1793, and named for Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait became the town seal in 1903.

Hamilton includes: Asbury Grove, Centennial Grove Station, Miles River Station, and Woodburys Station. mass_lookup.htm

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"The Hounds" Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.

"Myopia Hunt Club is a foxhunting and private country club, located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts...

Myopia Hunt Club was founded in 1882 by J. Murray Forbes. The golf course was designed and built by Herbert C. Leeds in 1894 and he continued working at the Club for over 30 years...

Myopia also features one of the oldest continually running polo fields in the nation. Gibney Field, formerly used as a pasture, was mowed and used for practice in the summer of 1888..." wikipedia

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male ancestorManasseh CUTLER (13 May 1742, Killingly, Connecticut, USA (Danielson) (Dayville) (East Killingly) (Attawaugan) (Ballouville) - 28 July 1823, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorNathaniel "Nathan" APPLETON (24 April 1845, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA - 6 December 1917, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorAlden S HERRICK (10 April 1855, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorOlive Louise NICHOLSON (14 July 1896, Goshen, Massachusetts, USA - 13 August 1977, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorArthur Fiander YOUNG (07/31/1902, St. Jacques, Newfoundland, Canada - 1975, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA)

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male ancestorDaniel HEARD (6 August 1717 - November 1794) and female ancestorMary DANE (June 1721 - ) married 16 April 1741
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