Name: Alfred E Hamilton
Reference Number: 10709
Birth: 1843 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
Death: 1938 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
Change Date: 11 JAN 2005
"Stone Sloops of Chebeague" (1949), chart p. 108. Page 107 states: "His interviews and lists of stone sloops are the best source material of the early days. . . their house is at the East End. In 1852 at the age of 9 he started stone slooping with his father on the Sloop George & Mary, soon after he was on the Sloop Lion, in 1858 he was Co-Captain of the "little" Hero with his cousin Solomon Sawyer 4th, in 1859 was with is brother Robert Jr. on the "big" Hero, 1859-1863 with his brother Lorenzo on the Island Belle, in 1863 at the age of 20 was captain of the Jenny Lind, 1870s captained the Mary Eliza and Twilight, 1880s & 1890s captained the Sloops United States, Schooner Florence E. Tower and the Island Belle. His home "Hamilton Villa" was a summer boarding house for some time after the turn of the century - "a bright shrewd man and a square man too". He lived to be 95 years old - once late in his life he was asked how long since he had been to Portland. "Oh must be 10 years - Chebeague is such a wonderful place, I can't see any use of going anywhere else"."
The 1860 census for Cumberland, Cumberland Co., Maine, Chebeague Island
(Ancestry.com image 40 of 44):
. Robert Hamilton, age 60, farmer, real estate valued at $1000, personal
estate valued at $400, he & entire household born in Maine.
. Serena, age 57.
. Russell, age 22.
. Harriet, age 20.
. Alfred, age 17.
. William C., age 13.
. Phebe E., age 8 [Robert's niece, dau. of his brother, solomon. Phoebe's mother died giving her birth.]
. Alexander, age 1/2.
. John A., age 25, seaman. [Almost certainly, this is Harriet's husband. He
was from an apparently unrelated Hamilton family of Nova Scotia.]
The LDS extract of thhe 1880 census for Cumberland, Cumberland Co., Maine:
. Alfred E. Hamilton, age 38, sailor, he & parents born in Maine.
. Helen A., wife, age 39, keeping house, she & parents born in New Hampshire.
. Mabel C., daughter, age 15, born in Maine.
. Walter W., son, age 10, born in New Hampshire.
. Alice M., daughter, age 8, born in Maine.
Father: Robert H Hamilton b: 1800 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
Mother: Serena Henley b: 1803 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
Helen Amanda Weeks b: ABT 1841 in New Hampshire
- Mabel Hamilton b: ABT 1865 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
- Walter Wyman Hamilton b: 1869 in New Hampshire
- Alice Hamilton b: ABT 1772 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine
- Alfred H Hamilton b: 1885 in Chebeague Island, Cumberland Co., Maine