Tilmon A. HAMILTON, farmer, stock dealer and lumber manufacturer, was born in this county November 29, 1840, the son of Joshua and Elzira (Dobbs) HAMILTON, the former born in 1798, in this county, and died in 1847; the latter born in 1800, in the same county.  The grandfather came from Ireland to Tennessee, and was a surgeon in the war of 1812.  The father was a farmer and stock dealer, and a magistrate for thirteen years.  

Our subject, the second of five children, was fairly educated, and remained with his mother on the homestead until June, 1862, when he became a teamster for the Union Army, and afterward forage master for Gen. G.W. MORGAN’s command.  October 30, 1866, he married Catharine R. SCOTT.  Their children are John D., William V. and Macellus M.  Since the war he has been farming, trading, and manufacturing lumber with success.  He is a Mason, a Democrat, and has been magistrate since 1876.  He and his wife are Methodists.

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.