Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854Alternative names
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (b. August 9, 1757, Albany, NY–d. November 9, 1854, Washington, DC) was the daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, and Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler. The Van Rensselaers and Schuylers were some of the richest and most politically influential families in the state of New York. Elizabeth was described as very strong willed.
She met Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and they married soon after. Elizabeth aided her husband during his political career and after his death, she was left to pay his debts. She was invovled in charity works and founded the Orphan Asylum Society in 1806. In 1848 she relocated to Washignton, DC i to live with daughter; and spent her later life working to preserve her husband's legacy.
- Albany, NY, US
- Washington, D. C., DC, US