Hamilton, A. C., Cornwall, was born in Bridport, V t., on July 19, 1843, and is the only son of Hosea and Lucetta (Cooley) Hamilton. Hosea Hamilton was born in Bridport, Vt., in 1805, and was the son of James Hamilton, one of the early pioneers of Addison county, Vt. He was a resident of Bridport for many years, but the latter part of his life was spent in Cornwall, Vt., at the home of his son, where he died on January 26, 1885. A. C. Hamilton was educated in the common schools of Addison and in the academy at Shoreham. He was married in October, 1864, to Julia Perkins, and they lived on the home place in Bridport, Vt., until the fall of 1875. In the spring of 1876 he purchased the site of his present home, which was the former Skinner farm, and consisted of 140 acres at that time. He now owns 240 acres; has been a successful farmer and breeder of fine-wool sheep. He has never desired public office, but is a member of the Masonic order, and also of the Baptist Church. He is a prosperous and substantial citizen. He has a family of two sons and two daughters — Frank 0., Augusta S., Edward E., and Marion M. The three youngest children received their education at the Middlebury graded school.
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