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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSEPH HAMILTON, deceased, was a farmer and stock-grower and a successful business man.  He was a self-made man, and by reason of his industry, economy and business ability, succeeded in accumulating a goodly share of this world’s possessions.  He died in 1871, leaving to his wife and children over 400 acres of valuable farming land near Carmichaels, Penn.  Mr. Hamilton was born in the State of Pennsylvania in 1808, was a son of Joseph Hamilton, and was of Scotch-Irish origin.  His father was a manufacturer of boots and shoes.  Mr. Hamilton received a common school education; he came to Greene County in 1859 and settled in Cumberland Township.  His wife, whom he married in Fayette County, Penn., was Miss Catharine Coursin.  Of their eight children, seven are now living—William, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Moffett; Mary, Sarah, Catharine Noah and Nancy J.  Mr. Hamilton was known throughout his life as a staunch Democrat and a strict adherent of the Presbyterian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 July 2007

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