Elizabeth Hamilton , sometimes called "Eliza" or "Betsey", was co-founder and deputy director of an orphanage in New York City. She was the wife of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Elizabeth was born on August 9, 1757 in Albany, New York, the second daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, and Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler.In early 1780, Elizabeth went to stay with her aunt, Gertrude Schuyler Cochran, in Morristown, New Jersey.
There she met Alexander Hamilton, one of General George Washington's aides-de-camp, who was stationed along with the General and his men in Morristown for the winter. (In fact, they had met previously, if briefly, two years before, when Hamilton dined with the Schuylers on his way back from a negotiation on Washington's behalf.
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