Monday, June 13, 2011
Titus C. Hamilton
According to his death certificate, Titus C. Hamilton was born on October 13, 1844 to James and Sabra (Titus) Hamilton. In 1888, Titus C. Hamilton married Fredrena Kelley. Fredrena was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kelley; granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Kelley; and the great granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Datus Kelley. During the Civil War, Titus C. Hamilton served in Company K of the Ohio 130th Volunteer Infantry. Sadly, the oldest child of Titus and Fredrena Hamilton, Addison Kelley Hamilton, died when he was just a toddler. Another child of Mr. and Mrs. Titus Hamilton, Frank Hamilton, would become a well known captain of several Great Lakes vessels.
Titus C. Hamilton passed away on June 13, 1913, and he is buried in the Kelleys Island Cemetery along with many other members of the Hamilton and Kelley families. A G.A.R. marker is located next to his tombstone. Mrs. Fredrena Kelley Hamilton passed away in 1946. A great deal of family history pertaining to the Kelley family can be learned by reading the book A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE KELLEY FAMILY, which is available fulltext at Google Books.