About Us

This website was created by descendants of Harry Edward Hamilton and Fannie (Dunham) Hamilton who were married 31 March 1897 in West Paris, Maine. Fannie lived to 99 years old, passing in 1971, and became known to her 11 grandchildren (and whole family really) as Nanna Hammie.

Our family has strong connections to Maine, with the Hamiltons having descended from Nova Scotia into Brooklin, Maine and the Dunhams ascending from Plymouth to Paris, Maine.

250 Years on Hamilton Shores

We have gathered on Hamilton Shores in Blue Hill Neck, Maine since our family first arrived there in 1770 or 1771, when James Carter arrived as one of the first settlers of the region. James’ granddaughter, Susan “Sukey” (Carter) Hamilton, married Thomas Hamilton, and between them the had 11 children which became the Tribe of Tom.

HamDun Lodge, the cottage built by Fannie in [1910], remains a central gathering spot for our extended family to this day and was extensively renovated in 2015.

Harry and Fannie’s Marriage Certificate, 1897

We post on family history and have built out a pretty extensive Family Tree (note that the Family Tree leverages separate software which requires it’s own username and password, so you’ll need to register separately for that). We would love your help in continuing to build out both so please do get in touch if you’d like to help. And keep the family stories, pictures, and recipes coming!

All our love,
Dan O’Keefe
Anne (Rice) Engel
Bill & Helen Gates
Duncan Hamilton

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