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Hamilton-Nelson Cemetery

Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co. New York
Located on west side of
Brearley Hill Road,
about 1.3 miles from the intersection of the Central Chapel Road & Shindagin Hollow Road.
Can be seen from Brearley Hill Road on the right side of the hill if going toward Candor, Tioga Co., NY.

photo of cemetery
(larger photo)

Surname Given Name(s) Notes
HAMILTON Andrew d. May 18, 1860 age 68y 7m
"Children, when assembled here,
My grave to see,
Remember thou art mortal,
Prepare to follow me."

(View photograph of headstone)

HAMILTON Elizabeth wife of Andrew Hamilton
d. Oct. 23, 1831 ae 32y 17d
Her gentle spirit soars away
To dwell with God in endless day.
(View photograph of headstone)


HAMILTON Ezekiel son of Andrew & Elizabeth Hamilton
d. May 18, 1821 ae 8y 11m
(View photograph of headstone)

NELSON Luke H. son of Adney R. & Helen E. Nelson
d. Sept. 23, 1863 ae 2y 13d
(View photograph of headstone)

Note: This information is listed below to give the researcher more family history of the burials in this cemetery. Please use as a guide only!

Andrew HAMILTON born 18 October 1791 died 18 May 1860, Caroline, Tompkins, NY. He was the son of Thomas Hamilton & Lydia (Colburn).

Married first:

1) Elizabeth CHASEMAN died 1831 (another record found states Elizabeth Sherman)


1) Ezekiel HAMILTON, d. 18 May 1821, bur Hamilton-Nelson Cem, Caroline, Tompkins NY
2) Joseph HAMILTON, b. 1 Feb 1814, m. 28 Mar 1841 Ann E. SULLIVAN
3) Delilah HAMILTON, b. 15 Jun 1816, m. 22 Feb 1837/8 Henry B. TURK
4) Thomas HAMILTON, b. 11 Jan 1818, m. 23 Nov 1848 Emaline A. GRIDLEY
5) Lydia HAMILTON, b. 9 Aug 1820/1, m. 1 Jan 1855/9 Thomas Jefferson MANN
6) A. Susan HAMILTON, b. 21 Aug 1822, m. 28 Mar 1850 William POTTER
7) Sarah C. HAMILTON, b. Sep 1824, m. 12 Mar 1844 Ambrose AUSTIN, d. 28 Apr 1853

Note; Lane Cemetery, Town of Caroline, has the following burial with the inscription as
follows: Sarah C. Austin, wife of Ambrose Austin, died April 27, 1853 aged 28 yrs., 7
months 16 dys. Next to her grave is the following: Vinson L. Austin, son of Ambrose and
Sarah C. Austin died Feb. 2, 1845 age 10 months, 15 days.

8) Clarissa HAMILTON, b. 20 Jun 1827, m. 4 Jul 1852 Chauncey L. PERRY
9) Sabrina C. HAMILTON, b. 27 May 1829, m. 28 Mar 1857 Andrew P. TEETER, d. 30 Jan 1852

Andrew HAMILTON MARRIED 2ND to Elizabeth (Bessie) FULLER. They were married on 1 May 1837/8 in Camdon NY

1 Child:

1) Helen Elizabeth, b. 5 Mar 1839, Caroline, Tompkins, NY, m. Adney R. NELSON.
[Parents of Luke Nelson buried Hamilton - Nelson Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY.]

View a photograph the Hamilton House on Brearley Hill, not far from this cemetery. (At the right side of the photo in back on a knoll is the Hamilton Family cemetery.) The house is no longer standing, however, the foundation is still there. Standing in front of the house are Clement Hamilton and his wife, Frances (Freer) Hamilton.

Thank you, Cathy Knauff, for taking the photos of this cemetery and its headstones!

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