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Hamilton - Nathaniel

SOURCE: History                  of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913                  p 1024 -

                 Nathaniel Hamilton One of the leading agriculturists and business                  men of the northwestern part of Montgomery County is Nathaniel                  Hamilton, a scion of one of the sterling old families of this                  locality, and here he has been content to spent his life. While                  laboring for his individual advancement he has not neglected                  his larger duties as a neighbor and citizen. By deeds of kindness                  extending through a long period of years he has won and retained                  strong personal attachments, and though having passed his 62nd                  milestone on the journey of life he is still in possession of                  his faculties, physical and mental and bids fair to round out                  many more years of a happy old age. Mr. Hamilton was born Oct                  21, 1840 in Fountain County and he is a son of James and Louisa                  Thompson Hamilton. The father was born in Ohio and the mother                  in Kentucky. The former came to Montgomery County in 1832, when                  the country was little improved and he later moved to Fountain                  County where he remained until 1850 when he returned to Montgomery,                  locating on the farm of 200 acres which our subject now owns.                  He devoted his life to farming. His family consisted of six                  children: Catherine who married Alfred Lofland; Nathaniel of                  this review; Jane who married Solon H. Brown; Albert lives in                  Waynetown; Sarah Louisa married John C. Bible; Melville who                  lives in this county. Nathaniel Hamilton received a good common                  school education in Montgomery County then entered an academy                  where he remained some time. In August 1862, he enlisted in                  Company E, 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry then joined Wilder's                  famous brigade, being mounted and he participated in the battles                  of Hoover's Gap; Chickamauga; Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain.                  He was in the army of the Cumberland under General Girard in                  General Thomas' division. He proved to be a very faithful soldier,                  according to his comrades and he was honorably discharged and                  mustered out at Indianapolis in 1865. After the war he returned                  home and resumed farming, which he has continued on a large                  scale and with great success to the present time. He has accumulated                  a competency and is VP of the Farmers Bank at Wingate. He has                  a finely improved farm and a commodious dwelling and a good                  grade of livestock is always to be seen about his place. Mr.                  Hamilton was married on May 20, 1880 to Mary Hunt, daughter                  of William and Mary Rose Hunt. They were from Ohio and were                  early settlers here. Four children have been born to our subject                  and wife: Galen is deceased; Hattie married Walter Haney; Clinton                  is deceased; William Fay is at home. Politically, Mr. Hamilton                  is a Republican. He was township assessor for one term. Fraternally,                  he belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons at Wingate. He belongs                  to the Methodist Church. - typed by kbz
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