The following was taken from D.W. Thompson’s cemetery journal, Salem Twp, Jefferson County, Ohio Veterans . The following text is “exactly” as it appears in his ledger. The orginal ledger was given to Flora L. VerStraten with permission to copy and extract the data for genealogical use by the chapter.
In Richmond United Presbyterian Cemetery are William Hamilton Sr. and Nathan Jones. William Hamilton Sr. was born in 1747 and died Nov. 26, 1840, grave in row 8, stone 9. Nathan Jones died in 1826 and his grave is in row 5.
William Hamilton’s grandson, William S. Hamilton who was the first man in Richmond Ohio to volunteer in the War of the Rebellion going in to company No. 2, O.V.I. April 17, 1861. He was in the first battle of Bull Run, Virginia. He was discharged July 31, 1861 and on Aug. 21, 1861 volunteered and made 2nd Lieutenant of Co. K. 71st O.V.I. He drowned in the Cumberland River below Clarksville on the night of Aug. 19, 1862.
D. W. Thompson’s entries states the following: “He was as brave a soldier as ever drew a sword.” “Unreturned.”
They both had lived on the lot where John Sapp lived in 1970, Salem Twp., Jefferson County, OH.
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