Attorney, judge, historian. BornРMarch 19, 1859, Mobile. ParentsРPeter and Anna Martha Hamilton. MarriedРRachel Wheeler. ChildrenРThree. EducationРPrinceton University, A.B., 1879, A.M., 1882,; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1910; further study at the University of Leipzig and at Spring Hill College. Practiced law in Mobile, serving as city attorney; served two terms (1913-1921) as judge of the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico and practiced law at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Member, Historic Society of Mobile. Died July 13, 1927.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


The Chevalier d’Iberville; Some Considerations of the Life of a Great Pioneer. Mobile, Ala.; Historic Mobile Preservation Society, 1948.

Colonial Mobile, an Historical Study. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1897.

The Colonization of the South. Philadelphia; G. Barrie, 1904.

The East and the West in the Mediterranean. San Juan, Puerto Rico; Progress, 1924.

The Founding of Mobile, 1702-1718. Mobile, Ala.; Commercial Printing Co., 1911.

A Little Boy in Confederate Mobile. Mobile, Ala.; Colonial Mobile Book Shop, 1947.

Mobile of the Five Flags; the Story of the River Basin and Coast about Mobile from the Earliest Times to the Present. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing Co., 1913.

The Origin and Growth of the Common Law in England and America; a Study of Private Law. San Juan, Puerto Rico; Caribbean Pub. Co., 1922.

The Private Life of Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. Mobile, Ala.; Bienville Monument Fund, 1909?

Rambles in Historic Lands; Travels in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and England. New York; Putnam, 1893.

The Reconstruction Period. New York; G. Barrie & Sons, 1904.


The Charter and the Code of Ordinances of 1897 of the City of Mobile. Mobile, Ala.; Commercial Printing Co., 1897.