Hamiltons of Allegany County, Maryland
Updated May 27, 2004
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Hamilton family history dating back to 1787; Willison family history back to 1731; Dando genealogy back to 1839 in Wales;
Twigg genealogy back to 1700's; Bucy genealogy back to 1651;
Middleton genealogy back to 1650's; Gordon genealogy back to 1787, Pennsylvania.
All with old pictures, probably 60 in total.
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- William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons (15 KB)
Probably wedding picture taken 1868. Martha Coons was Williams third wife. He already had 19 children by his first two wives.
- James Dando - Great Grandfather (67 KB)
Born in Varteg, Monmouthshire, Wales in 1839, son of William Dando and Elizabeth Jeffries.
- George Riley Hamilton (73 KB)
Born in Pennsylvania in 1841, Riley was the oldest child of William Alexander Hamilton
- William Dando - Grandfather (187 KB)
Born 1859 at Eckhart Mines, Allegany Co. MD, son of James Dando and Sarah Price
- Francis McClellan "Mac" Hamilton - Grandfather (36 KB)
Mac was the son of William Alexander Hamilton and Rebecca McGuinn. He was born on Warrior Mountain, Allegany County, Md. in 1861, and died in 1925.
His wife was Lucy Middleton
- Mary Jane Dando Rank (33 KB)
Born 1871, daughter of James Dando and Sarah Price
Married Henry Rank.
- Andrew Jackson Hamilton and wife, Susan M. Huff (36 KB)
A.J. was born on Warrior Mountain in 1856, the son of William Alexander Hamilton and Rebecca McGuinn.
- Family of Annie Price and Frederick Rephann (113 KB)
front: John Wallace, Annie Price, Frederick, Edith
back: Mary Elizabeth, Victor, Emma M., Howard, Gertrude.
- Grace Dando and Dora Evans (48 KB)
Grace was born 1875, daughter of James Dando and Sarah Price
- Horace Resley Hamilton (43 KB)
Wes was born in 1869 on Warrior Mountain, Allegany County, MD, son of William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons.
- WILLISON, Hilleary's son, NORVAL (64 KB)
Son of Hilleary, Norval lived nearby on his own farm. Married to Judie Perrin.
- Eunice and Marie Middleton (134 KB)
Daughters of Thomas Middleton of Joel, and Laura Twigg.
- Annie Dando Parmalee (290 KB)
Annie was born in 1878, Allegany Co. Md., daughter of James Dando and Sarah Price.
- Rachel Hamilton Dando - Grandmother (67 KB)
Rachel was born in 1870, on Warrior Mountain, Allegany County, MD, the second child of William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons. Children are Letitia Dando and William Hamilton Dando.
- WILLISON, Hilleary's son, Norval's farm (95 KB)
Note that this farm is visible from the spot where Hilary Willison's Stone House had stood.
Gift from Kay Walters.
- Laura Twigg Middleton (112 KB)
Laura Twigg Middleton, wife of Thomas Middleton, and home place.
Thanks to Leonard Chaney
- Lawrence and Lindly Rank (215 KB)
Children of Mary Jane Dando and Henry Rank
- Denton Hamilton (20 KB)
Dent was born in 1872 on Warrior Mountain, the son of William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons. Dent was deaf all his life.
- WILLISON, Alonzo & Jane Steeples & daughter Pearl (98 KB)
Alonzo is the son of Harvey of Elias of Elisha of Jeremiah.
- Other Middletons of Thomas Middleton family (121 KB)
Grouping of pictures of several members of the family of Thomas Middleton and Laura Twigg.
Thanks to Leonard & Shirley Chaney
- Daughters of William Dando and Rachel Hamilton (198 KB)
From left to right:
Letitia Dando Conroy, Lillian Dando Hamilton, Mildred Dando VanHorn.
- Jemima Hamilton Anderson (32 KB)
Jemima was born in 1873 on Warrior Mountain, the daughter of William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons
- Willison, Henry& Rebecca Dothitt from Hope Krieger (54 KB)
Henry is the son of Singleton of John of Jeremiah
- JAMES HERBERT DANDO - 1900-1953 (15 KB)
James was the son of James Edward Dando and Jenny Harris. Probably born in Frostburg, Md. and then moved to Akron, Ohio area.
- Sarah Price Dando (31 KB)
Great Grandmother - Born 1841 in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, daughter of William Price and Jane ___. Married James Dando 1857, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
- Vanderbilt Hamilton (25 KB)
Van was born in 1875 on Warrior Mountain, the son of William Alexander Hamilton and Martha Coons.
Like his brother, Van was also deaf. Dent and Van lived together in Grahamtown, Allegany County, MD.
- WILLISON, MABEL CLARE 1872-1960 (17 KB)
Daughter of Carlton Willison of Abel of John of Jeremiah. Teacher in Michigan
- Andrew Jackson Hamilton and Susan Huff and family (11 KB)
Jackson and Susan seated. Children are Lawson, Marshall, Bertha, Jane, possibly Charles or Estle.
- Willison, Harriet NEWELL (48 KB)
Wife of Ashford Willison. Harriet lived to be 100. Photo from Paul Newell.
- TWIGG, Charles and wife Susan FURLOW (66 KB)
Charles-1841-1903 - son of Eli T. Twigg and Catherine ? of Charles Twigg of John Twigg of Robert Twigg and Hannah. Gift from Dan Cowgill Gosheldon@aol.com and Sharon Banzoff email@example.com
- Family of ANDREW JACKSON HAMILTON (11 KB)
Jackson and Susan seated in front. In rear are Lawson at one end and probably Marshall at the other end. Unsure who the other children were. Picture taken ca. 1910.
- Jacob HARDEN and wife, Emmeline MIDDLETON (42 KB)
Emmeline Middleton was the daughter of Joel Middleton and Elizabeth Thornburg.
Picture from Linda Pirrone.
- LAWSON HAMILTON AND BROTHER (4 KB)
This picture is from a postcard. On the back is handwritten: "What do you think of our photes. L.W.H.and it is address to Mrs. M.E. Hamilton of Dillonvale Ohio.
- LAWSON HAMILTON WITH WIFE AND GRANDSON (10 KB)
Lawson is the son of Andrew Jackson Hamilton and Susan Huff. Brother Marshall noted on back "Lawson Hamilton, Jr. wife & grandson.
- Willison, Sylvester & Emmaline Green, with Bert (301 KB)
Sylvester Willison, son of Elisha of Elisha of Jeremiah. Born in Ohio, moved to Iowa. With him are wife, Emmaline Green, and son, Bert
- Willison, Bert Grant & Nancy Ann Gissibl (52 KB)
Wedding picture of Bert and Nancy. Bert is son of Sylvester.
Received from Nancy Malmquist
- Willison, Bert and Nancy Gissible and Family (44 KB)
Bert lived in Madison County, Iowa.
See Willison page for history of this family.
In picture from left to right, front row: Arlene, Bert, Dorothy, Nancy, Max
Back row: Anita, Lela, Lee
- Willison, William of Armstrong Co. PA (88 KB)
Family of William Willison.
Front row, l to r: George W., Priscilla Buzzard Willison, Amanda Lobough, Amos
Back Roy: Dorcas McDonald, James Alex, Samuel Porter, Matilda Willison Smith.
William was the son of Jeremiah Willison and Eleanor Casteel. This Jeremiah was the son of William Willison, son of Jeremiah, and Elizabeth Farmer.
- Benjamin Franklin Hamilton and Dinsmore Slider (119 KB)
Son of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton, this is Ben and his first wife.
- Daniel COONS & Rachel BUCY (19 KB)
Parents of Martha Coons Hamilton. Rachel is the daughter of Samuel Bucy and unknown Farmer.
Daniel's parents unknown.
- Willison, Ashford , maybe (142 KB)
Ashford Willison was born 1823 in Allegany Co. Md. He was the son of Moses Willison and Elinor Lewman. Moses was the son of John who was the son of Cornelius Willison, brother of Jeremiah.
Photo from Paul Newell
- Carr Hamilton with son, Sylvester Bront (81 KB)
Carr Hamilton, son of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton
- Hero One (40 KB)
Gerald B. Willison
- Willison, Ashford and Harriet Newell (73 KB)
Probably Ashford and Harriet. Harriet Newell Willison-1829-1929, lived to be 100 years old. Photo from Paul Newell
- Farm of Francis McClellan Hamilton (41 KB)
This farm was later purchased by Mac's sons, Ben and Ernest. Ben was the last of Mac's children to own the farm. Located on Warrior Mountain, between Oldtown and Flintstone, Allegany Co. Md.
- Hero Two (23 KB)
- Young Benjamin Franklin Middleton (50 KB)
Great Grandfather, BF Middleton was born 1843, Warrior Mtn., Allegany Co. MD. He died 1924 in Twiggtown. Note what a difference teeth can make in appearances by looking at BF's Old picture
- Charles Basil "Boaz" Hamilton (146 KB)
Son of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton.
- Hero Three (32 KB)
Don Shrake receiving his Purple Heart
- Ellen "Nellie" Twigg Middleton (52 KB)
Great Grandmother, Nellie Twigg was born and died in Twiggtown, Allegany Co. Md. She was the daughter of the infamous marriage between the blue eyed Twiggs (David Twigg) and the black eyed Twiggs (Savilla Twigg)
- Christine Hamilton Wine (170 KB)
Christine was the daughter of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton. Married Ray Wine.
- Friend #1 - Henry Friend (108 KB)
Son of Dorcas Willison and Israel Friend
Dorcas daughter of Jeremiah of William of Jeremiah
- Old B F MIDDLETON (58 KB)
How he looked without teeth.
- Olive Evangaline Hamilton (55 KB)
Daughter of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton. Olive never learned to walk or talk. When her father died in 1925, the family petitioned the court to place Olive in an institution in Sykesville, Md.
- WILLISON, John, father of Amos Andrew and Clara (51 KB)
Amos Andrew Willison - 1847-1918
Clara Marrow Willison - 1851-1935
- James Edward Dando (169 KB)
Son of James Dando and Sarah Price, born 1867 in Allegany Co. Md.
- Warren Hamilton (162 KB)
Son of Francis McClellan Hamilton and Lucy Middleton. Warren never married and never seemed to have left Warrior Mountain until his death.
- WILLISON, John of Scotland (360 KB)
John Willison of Scotland with sons Stuart and James John. Note the street sign behind them. Picture taken in year 2000 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. This John is our helper in Scotland.
- WILLISON, Hilary - 1843-1933 - Flintstone, MD. (77 KB)
Revised photo of Hilary Willison with wife Elmira and daughter Clara, in from of their Stone House, near Flintstone, Maryland. Courtesy of Terri Heslin and Chris Beachy
- WILLISON, Hilleary's Old Stone House (71 KB)
Located in Flintstone, ca. 1930 - contributed by Kay Walter
- WILLISON, Hilleary's Old Stone House (259 KB)
Located in Flintstone, ca. 1986, in decay - contributed by Kay Walter