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Alexander Hamilton was most likely born on January 11

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Alexander Hamilton was most likely born on January 11, 1757, although the exact year of  his birth is unknown. Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis or St. Kitts to  Rachel Fawcett and James Hamilton, but he spent the majority of his youth on the  island of St. Croix. His formal education as a child was minimal. When his mother died  in 1768, Hamilton took his first job as a clerk in the offices of merchant Nicholas Cruger,  keeping Cruger's business records, and coordinating business efforts between the  merchant ship captains, government officials, and planters. Cruger and a local  Presbyterian minister, Reverend Hugh Knox, recognized Hamilton's genius and  persuaded him to leave St. Croix for New York City. Alexander left the island in 1772,  never to return again.
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