You Can Go Home Again, A Guest Post by Dan Hamilton

Love this post by my distant cousin Dan Hamilton!

John Hamilton of Charlestown, Massachusetts (c1636-c1681)

Elm Hill FarmElm Hill Farm, East Main Street, Brookfield, Massachusetts

Hi, I’m Dan Hamilton.

I grew up feeling rather a mutt.

I never knew my mother, and family history was not a subject of interest to my father. I knew only the normal three generations of my father’s family and none of my mother’s.

That has all changed now, after genealogy became a passion, when I took early retirement in 2001. I have been able to fill in the blanks for hundreds of years on both sides, meet both new immediate family and distant cousins in the process, and most recently, move to the land of my paternal forefathers by buying an old farmhouse in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Oakholm Farm Oakholm Farm, Brookfield, Massachusetts

I had previously lived in New York City, and then upon retirement, moved to Dutchess County, about two hours north. As I learned about my Hamilton ancestors, I began…

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About Teresa Hamilton/Pepper Rust

Married to Brad Rust for 43 years. Mother of two lads and two lasses and the gran of Aidan and Jacob. I love learning and sharing information about the Scottish prisoners of war. My hobbies are reading, especially history, and British 18th and 19th Century literature. I do a little knitting and really like traveling and look forward to new travel adventures!
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