Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

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In History
  • Elizabeth is Born

    Elizabeth is Born
    On August 9th, 1757 Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton is born in Albany, New York. She was her parents, Philip and Catherine Schuyler’s second daughter. Seven of her sibiligs made it to adulthood, although she had fourteen in total.
  • Marries Alexander

    Marries Alexander
    On December 14th, 1780 Elizabeth Schuyler gets married to Alexander Hamilton. Alexander was one of General George Washington’s aides-de-camp, he got Phillip’s blessing because he thought the boy was intelligent and well mannered. They were married at the Schuyler Mansion.
  • Birth of First Child

    Birth of First Child
    On January 22nd 1782 Eliza had her first child. He was named Phillip, after Elizabeth’s father. He was the first of eight children
  • The Reynolds Affair

    The Reynolds Affair
    In the summer of 1791 Alexander had an affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. He paid her husband not to tell the puplic, but eventually admitted it himself in 1796 in The Reynolds Pamphlet. After time, Elizabeth forgave him.
  • The Death of Phillip Hamilton

    The Death of Phillip Hamilton
    Philip, Elizabeth and Alexander’s first child is killed. He is killed in a duel against a man named George Eacker.
  • The Death of Alexander

    The Death of Alexander
    Alexander Hamilton dies in a duel against a man named Aaron Burr. The two had been basically enimies for a very long time. The bullet went into his lower abdomen, and he died the next day.
  • Opening of The New York Orphan Asylum Society

    Opening of The New York Orphan Asylum Society
    In 1806 Eliza opens an orphanage, The New York Orphan Asylum Society. She does this because of Alexander, who was an orphan. She helped to raise hundreds of children.
  • The Death of Angelica

    The Death of Angelica
    Angelica Schuyler dies at the age of 58. She was Elizabeth’s older sister and helped her though the death of Alexander. Angelica is buried near Alexander.
  • The Hamilton-Holly House

    The Hamilton-Holly House
    In November of 1833 Elizabeth sold her 25 acre home called The Grange. She bought a New York townhouse with the money, that is now called the Hamilton-Holly House. She lived there with Alexander Hamilton Jr. and Eliza Hamilton Holly with their spouses.
  • Eliza Moves to Washington, D.C.

    Eliza Moves to Washington, D.C.
    In 1848 Elizabeth moves to D.C. She lives with her widowed daughter, Eliza Hamilton Holly. She is around 90 years old.
  • Building of The Washington Monument

    Building of The Washington Monument
    On July 4th 1848 a ceremony for the Washington Monument is held. Earlier in her life Elizabeth had raised money to build it. She attended the ceremony.
  • Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Passes Away

    Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Passes Away
    Eliza died in Washington D.C. at 97. She was buried at Trinity Church in New York City. This is also where Angelica and Alexander are buried.