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Rachel Faucette Buck was the mother of Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. She passed away on February 19, 1768 from a fever both she and Alexander had suffered from when he was 12 years old. After she died, Alexander's town collaborated in raising funds to send him to America, where he pursued a new life and better tier in education.


She was married to Johann Michael Lavien with whom she had a son named Peter. Rachel met James Hamilton in 1750 and then left her husband, moving in with James together with her son, Peter, but was unable to marry James because of her prior marriage with Lavien. Lavien also put her in jail for cheating on him, expecting it to change her behavior, but it did not. After she left Lavien, he tried to take her to court and get a divorce, but she would not come because she did not know what Lavien would do to her if he saw her again. So Lavien successfully divorced her and was able to remarry, but because she did not come to court, Rachel was not able to remarry.


The role was orginally played by Sasha Hutchings through interpretive dance, first seen in Alexander Hamilton (song) and then Hurricane

Song References

"How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore"
— Aaron Burr, "Alexander Hamilton"
"Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden
Half-dead, sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick
— Eliza Hamilton, "Alexander Hamilton"
"And Alex got better but his mother went quick"
— Company, "Alexander Hamilton"
"My father left, my mother died, I grew up buckwild
But I'll never forget my mother's face, that was real
— Alexander Hamilton, "Helpless"
"I was twelve when my mother died
She was holding me
She was sick and she was holding me
— Alexander Hamilton, "Hurricane"
"How does Hamilton, an arrogant, immigrant, orphan, bastard, whoreson"
— Aaron Burr, "Your Obedient Servant"