James Hamlet

James Hamlet

Male 1803 - Aft 1880  (78 years)

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  • Name James Hamlet  [1
    Born 1803  Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died After 1880  Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0916  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 

    Father Richard Hamlet 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Petty,   b. Abt 1804,   d. May, 1869, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Frances Hamlet,   b. 1824
     2. Mary Hamlet,   b. 1825
     3. Nathaniel Petty,   b. 1825
     4. Oran Hamlet,   b. 1830
    +5. Richard Raymond Hamlet,   b. 30 Dec 1836, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1908, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Luvonia Hamlet,   b. 1849
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
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      o Parentage totally speculative. See below message from Todd Dorsett, Waynesboro, PA, 1/2011:

      "I believe that James Hamlet/Hamblet who was born around 1801 or 1803 was a grandson, and not the son, of the William Hamlet who appears to have been the progenitor of the Chatham county Hamlets.

      If memory serves me correctly, William had at least three sons: James, Richard, and William. I descend from Richard, and he could possibly be the father of the James listed on your site, but I have no documentation to support that supposition.

      Also, I believe that Julia, wife of this James Hamlet, was a Petty and not a Hanks. You might consult the Petty Family website for further information on that couple. Interestingly, it appears that this Julia Petty was the daughter of Mary Hamlet Petty, who was a daughter of William Hamlet the progenitor.
      Unattributed reference:
      "According to L. Norwood, Oran's parent names were James Hamlet & Julia Hanks Hamlet came to Chatham 1841."

      1840 Person Co., NC census:
      James Hamlett, Jr.,
      1 male 40-50,
      1 female 30-40
      5-10: 1
      10-15: 2
      15:20 1
      10-15: 1

      Doesn't quite fit what we know.

      On 1870 Chatham Co. census, age 68, name "James C. W. Hamlet", living with daughters Mary & Francis. Occupation "farmer".

      On 1880 Chatham Co. census, age 79, as "James C. W. Hamlet", occupation "teaching school"

      a "WIlliam Hamlet" is on p. 163 of the 1800 chatham co census, at least 45 y.o.. Seems to be the only one in the county at that time.

      45_UP 0-10 10_16 16_26 26_45 45_UP ALLOTHERS
      2 2 3 2 0 1 4

      463b 41 Hamlet Eliza 25 N.C. pg0461b.txt
      493a 25 Hamlet Frances 26 NC pg0484a.txt
      493a 23 Hamlet James 47 NC pg0484a.txt
      463b 42 Hamlet Julia 60 N.C. pg0461b.txt
      493a 24 Hamlet Julia 46 NC pg0484a.txt
      493a 30 Hamlet Luvania 1 NC pg0484a.txt
      493a 26 Hamlet Mary 25 NC pg0484a.txt
      493a 27 Hamlet Oran 20 NC pg0484a.txt
      493a 28 Hamlet Richard 16 NC pg0484a.txt
      463b 40 Hamlet Sydney S. 37 N.C. pg0461b.txt

      Here are the Hamlets from the 1850 census:

      Hamlet, Sydney S. 37 M Farmer 200 N.C.
      Hamlet, Eliza 25 F N.C.
      Hamlet, Julia 60 F N.C.

      Hamlet, James 47 M Farmer NC
      Hamlet, Julia 46 F NC
      Hamlet, Frances 26 F NC
      Hamlet, Mary 25 F NC
      Hamlet, Oran 20 M Labourer NC
      Hamlet, Richard 16 M Labourer NC
      Petty, Nathaniel 12 M NC
      Hamlet, Luvania 1 F NC

  • Sources 
    1. [S2028] 1860 Chatham Co., NC census.
      Jas Hamlet 60 Julia 57 Frances 37 Luvonia 11 "Solphim"(?) 1 Richard