JOHN QUINCY HAMILTON-- Who is successfully engaged in farming in Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Ill., was born in that township, January 16, 1864, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (FUNK) HAMILTON, natives of Washington County, Md., and early settlers in Ogle County, where they located in the same township. Samuel HAMILTON followed farming for a long time and also operated a saw-mill. He died on his farm when about sixty-six years old, his wife having passed away at the age of fifty-seven years. Of their family three sons lived to reach maturity, namely: MARTIN D.; ALONZO B.; and JOHN Q.. One son died when quite young. John Q. HAMILTON attended the district schools in his locality, and from early manhood, farming has been his occupation. He is the owner of 137 acres of land, the greater portion of which is improved. He is a careful, thorough and thrifty farmer, and profitable results have attended his labors. Mr. HAMILTON was married in Polo, Ill., on January 7, 1886 to Jennie E. BROOKE, who was born in Eagle Point Township, Ogle County, January 16, 1867, and is a daughter of Thomas F. and Rosanna (MUMMA) BROOKE, respectively natives of Illinois and Maryland. Mr. BROOKE settled in Ogle County at an early day. He and his wife had five children, as follows: JENNIE E.; LOTTIE V.; BURTON; WILBUR; and LILLIE. Mr. and Mrs. HAMILTON have a daughter, ADA B.

"Encyclopedia of Illinois & Ogle Co., Vol. II" Published in 1909 by Munsell Bros., Chicago, IL

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