Biography of Levi Hamilton
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Levi Hamilton, retired, is a well known and respected citizen of East Liverpool and a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Hancock County, W. Va., Nov. 14, 1842, and is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Glacer) Hamilton.

Both Thomas Hamilton and his wife were natives of West Virginia who settled in Beaver County, Pa., in 1847. He was a miner. They were the parents of the following children: Frank, deceased, served during the Civil War with Company H, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; Levi, the subject of this sketch; Mary, Margaret Jane, Elizabeth, and Thomas, all deceased; and Lavina, married James Bloor, lives at Irondale, Ohio.

Levi Hamilton was reared and educated in Beaver County, Pa. He enlisted in Company I, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and engaged in 17 battles of the war, including Gettysburg, Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Spottsylvania, etc. His company was in command of Col. Dick Roberts, who was killed at Gettysburg. Colonel Fraser was then in charge of the regiment until the close of the war. Mr. Hamilton has lived in East Liverpool since 1869 and was employed in the local potteries until his retirement in 1923.

Mr. Hamilton was married to Mrs. Mary Ann Roach Call of Jefferson County, Ohio. They have no children.

Mr. Hamilton is a Democrat. He has always been an enthusiastic member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Hamilton recalls with pride his meeting with Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. in 1864 when he shook hands with the president.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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