3. Trinity Church


Upon his death, Hamilton was buried in Trinity Church‘s cemetery. When his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton died on November 9th, 1854, she too was buried in the same cemetery. The Hamilton’s were also members of the church when they were alive. Their children were baptized there and they held a family pew. According to the church’s records, the sponsors of Hamilton’s children were prominent New Yorker families, like the Schuyler’s, Church’s, and Van Rensselaer’s. Although Hamilton himself is not known to have attended services regularly, his wife was very pious and records indicate she was a communicative of a Reverend at the time.

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