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This character page is on a person who is mentioned in Hamilton, but is not portrayed onstage by a cast member.

Rachel Faucette Buck was the mother of Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. She passed away from a fever both she and Alexander had when he was 13 years old. After Rachel Faucette passed away on February 19, 1768, Alexander's town collaborated in raising funds to send him to America.

She was married to Johann Michael Lavien with whom she had a son named Peter. Rachel Faucette 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.

Song References Edit

"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"


"How does Hamilton, an arrogant, immigrant, orphan, bastard, whoreson"
— Aaron Burr, "Your Obedient Servant"