C. R. HAMILTON was born in New Madrid County, Mo., September 12, 1839, and is a son of Joshua and Margaret (Hayes) Hamilton; the former born in Hickman County, Ky., and the latter born in Christian County, Ky. Both parents moved to Missouri, when young, and resided there until 1843, when the family returned to Kentucky. Subject's father first settled in Ballard County, and there resided until January, 1860, when he came to Livingston County, where the mother died in April, 1860. In 1862 the father came to this county, and here resided until his death, July 16, 1876. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of Hurricane Masonic Lodge. Subject is the eldest of a family of nine children, of whom five are now living: Charles R., Ann A. (wife of S. J. Stallions), Melinda (wife of Jesse J. Boyd), Thomas J., Mary A. (wife of I. W. Thompson). C. R. received his schooling in Ballard County, Ky., and remained at home until twenty-three years of age. He then settled in Livingston County, where he resided about eight years, and then returned to Ballard County. After remaining there two years he came to this county, where he has since resided. He now owns about 700 acres of land, of which about 150 acres are in cultivation. Mr. Hamilton was married December 4, 1861, to Miss Christina E. Jones, daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Allcock) Jones. Mrs, Hamilton was born January 7, 1842, and is the mother of six children, five of whom are living: Margaret E., Ann E. (wife of Hodge Murphy), Gabriel J., Thomas M. and John A. Mr. Hamilton has served as constable for two years, and in 1875 he was elected magistrate of the Hurricane District, and is still serving. Mrs. Hamilton is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of Hurricane Masonic Lodge No. 571.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 730.