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Sarah Hamilton

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Title

Sarah Hamilton

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Beckhouse, Sarah
Hamilton, Sarah

Birth Date

1745

Birthplace

Frankfurt, Germany

Death Date

1806

Sex

female

Ethnicity

German

Race

white

Family Relations

Beckhouse, George (father)
Hamilton, Alexander (husband)

Biographical Text

Sarah Hamilton was born in Germany to a Roman Catholic father and emigrated to Charleston, SC, when she was seven. She married Alexander Hamilton, a merchant, when she was 16. Her husband was killed during the American Revolution. She had a series of dreams which she later found born out in her life. She was going to remarry to a man who owned a plantation, and objected to his permitting a slave to be baptized by a Baptist minister. But the Baptist minister was the person from her dream. She fainted at the sight of him, and her family brought the minister to her house to remove the supposed spell of witchcraft. After a conversation with the minister, she converted to be a Baptist and was baptized. She lived with Baptists in North Carolina after being disowned from her family. In her destitution she tried to live with her family but refused to return to the Roman Catholic church. She later went to Vermont, to live with an adopted daughter, but found she was dead. She wrote a brief narrative, A narrative, &c. The following is a true account of the dealings of God with the widow Sarah Hamilton, who was born and educated in the Romish religion, and afterwards converted to the Christian faith, as will appear in this narrative, taken from her own mouth, dated September 26, 1803, from Woodstock, Vermont. The narrative was republished in several editions before her death.

Bibliography

Sarah Hamilton, A narrative, &c. The following is a true account of the dealings of God with the widow Sarah Hamilton, who was born and educated in the Romish religion, and afterwards converted to the Christian faith, as will appear in this narrative, taken from her own mouth (Kennebunk, ME: Stephen Sewall, 1804).

Citation

“Sarah Hamilton,” The American Converts Database, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/699.

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