MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE
War of 1812 Soldier
b. 11/25/1795 North Carolina
d.. 5/2/1887 92 years old
Buried Greenwood Cemetery Clarksville, Tn.Came to Tennessee when
he was 10 years old.
Goodspeed History of Tennesee states that James was a soldier of the
War of 1812.
Story goes: General Andrew Jackson
was riding thru Tennessee on way to southern Kentucky and the
surrounding areas to negotiate Indian treaties. During these
trips he was greeted by many crowds of people. James Hamlett's
home was on the Nashville Road and hearing Gen'l Jackson was passing
by, he joined other to wath Gen'l Jackson. He took along with him his 6
year old son named Andrew Jackson Hamlett. As Jackson approached,
James called out to him; "Gen'l Jackson I have named my son in your
honor." As was his custom, the Gen'l handed the child a 50 cent
peice, dated 1832 saying as he did so "Raise your son to be as brave as
his father, who helped me whip the British at New Orleans."
Submitted by Steven L Strain Modern
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