Horrace Anderson Hamilton

HORACE ANDERSON HAMILTON was born December 24, 1857, in Sumner County, Tennessee, the son of Ashley Stanfield Hamilton (b. Dec. 12, 1818) and his wife Elizabeth Ann (Kirkpatrick) Hamilton (Feb. 4, 1825-Jan. 10, 1901) who were married Sept 10, 1840. Both were buried at Beech Grove Cemetery (Presbyterian) near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn. Elizabeth Ann Kirkpatrick was a descendant of Alexander Kirkpatrick (b1741) and his wife Jane Stewart Kirkpatrick of Orange County, N.C. Her father was Joseph Kirkpatrick, and her grandfather was Alexander Kirkpatrick II.

Horace Anderson Hamilton was reared in Sumner County, Tenn. and came to Arkansas about 1877 where he was associated with his brothers, George H., Joseph K., William 4., representing Rosebank Nursery of Nashville, Tenn. and the Stark Nurseries of Missouri, in Arkansas, parts of Texas and Indian Territory. later he and his brother, Joseph K, engaged in the mercantile business at Curtis, Clark County, Ark.

Early in Jan. 1885, H.A. Hamilton went back to Sumner County, Tenn., to merry his childhood sweetheart, Sallie Montgomery (Oct.3, 1860-duly 20, 1916) They were married Jan. 15, 1886. She was the daughter of William Montgomery (May 20, 1824-May 31, 1875) and his wife, Martha (Payne) Montgomery (Nov. 22, 1836, Jan. 14, 1907) who were married Dec. 31, 1857, This Montgomery line is traced back through Tenn. Pa., Ireland. {Battle of Boyne), to Scotland.

After his marriage, Horace A. Hamilton brought his bride to Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas where he was connected with the Gurdon Lumber Company, as manager of the commissary. This lumber concern was a subsidiary of the Lewis Werner Sawmill Co. of St. Louis. Sometime during 1889, the company transferred him to Dalark, Dallas County, Arkansas where he had charge of the company commissary. He remained at that place until 1895 when the mill suspended operation and he moved to Prescott, Arkansas (Nevada County) where he again engaged in the mercantile business with his brother, J.K. Hamilton who had preceded him to the above-mentioned town. Horace A. Hamilton continued to be engaged in the mercantile business in Prescott from that time until his death, September 2, 1924.

Horace A, Hamilton and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church, he an elder of the First Church at Prescott since 1916. He served as Sec. of Prescott’s School Board for several years and was a member of the Sewer Commission from its initiation until his death.

Children born to H.A. and Sallie (Montgomery) Hamilton were: William Werner, Joseph Roland, Rodney Stanfield.

Their grandchildren are: Mary Joe Hamilton James Hamilton Rodney Harrell Hamilton

More Information

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https://www.depotmuseum.org/images/Nevada_County_Personal_Histories.pdf (click link to open in a new window).