Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** The Portal to Texas History is a wonderful resource for researchers studying Texas ancestors: The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor’s picture to a rare historical map. From prehistory to the present day, you can …

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This document is part of my 4th great-grandfather John Hamilton, Jr’s (ca 1810-1860) Republic of Texas claim. No 246 This is to certify that John Hamilton has appeared before us the Board of Land Commissioners for the county of Bastrop and proved according to law that he arrived in this Republic in April 1836 as …

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Wayne Hamilton was my 3GGU. He was a member of Co D, 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry’s Texas Rangers) and was wounded at the Second Battle of Murfreesboro (The Battle of Stones River) on 31 Dec 1862. He died from his wounds 24 Jan 1863 at a Confederate military hospital in Ringgold, Georgia. His burial site …

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Charles Hamilton 15 Feb 1932 Vigo County, Indiana 24 Jul 1862 Travis County, Texas J J Manor Hill Cemetery Travis County, Texas (images courtesy of Find A Grave) Charles Hamilton was my third great Grand-uncle. Interestingly, Charles Hamilton’s newer headstone above actually contains the names of several Hamiltons: John (father), Lavina (mother), Thomas (brother) and …

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