THOMAS W. HAMILTON.-During a period of twenty years Thomas W. Hamilton has resided on his present estate in Jackson township, prominently identified with its agricultural and stock raising interests. His farm contains sixty acres of rich and fertile land, and he is extensively engaged in the breeding of Hereford cattle, and some years ago he sold an animal which was the pride of the stockmen of the vicinity, it weighing twenty-four hundred and eighty-seven pounds. During two years Mr. Hamilton served as the assessor of the township, elected by the Republican party, and he proved an efficient officer. Mr. Hamilton is one of a large family of children born to William Hamilton, his natal day being the 11th of June, 1845, and his father was a native of Kentucky, but came to Indiana during an early epoch in its history, and both he and his wife have long since passed away. Their children were: Mary Jane, the deceased wife of Benjamin Maratta, of Sullivan; Elizabeth, the deceased wife of M. H. Plew, also of Sullivan; Nancy Jane, who has been blind from infancy, and she resides with a brother James in Jackson township; James, also of this township; and William, who has not been heard from for ten years, and he was then in New Mexico. In 1875 Mr. Hamilton was united in marriage to Sarah E. Gillmore, and they have four children,-Orin, Bert, Leland and Caroline, aged respectively twenty-nine, twenty-seven, twenty-one and seventeen years. Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.