Named after her mother, she is unlike any other Hamilton. "She early seemed to find a shame for her family. She married young and went away and thereafter was seen only at funerals. Lizzie had a capacity for hatred and bitterness unique among the Hamiltons. She had a son and when he grew up and married a girl Lizzie didn't like she did not speak to him for many years." She was born in New York and came with her mother in 1851 to California.