Alexander Hamilton's life was much different than most of the other delegates at the Constitutional Convention. He was born on January 11, 1755 in Nevis, a Carribean island to James Hamilton and Rachel Fawcett. His birth was illegitimate because his mother was married to another guy, John Michael Lavine, who was a merchant.
He was educated very well. But, what Alexander really wanted to travel. With the help of a Presbyterian minister, he went off to the British mainland to go to college.