HAMILTON D. GASTON, a highly respected citizen of Knox township, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, December 26, 1825, son of Hugh and Jane (Mason) Gaston. After his school days were past, Mr. Gaston engaged in farming, in which he is still occupied. His residence in this township began in April, 1860, when he removed here and settled upon a farm. On April 20, 1852, he was married to Jane Davison, daughter of William Davison of Columbiana county, and to this union have been born four children: Calvin H., William S., Mary L., and one that died in infancy. Mr. Gaston and wife are members of the United Presbyterian church of Toronto and in politics he is a republican. Mr. Gatson's father was the son of Hugh Gaston, Sr., a native of Ireland, who emigrated in an early day and settled in Columbiana county, where he died about 1837. Hugh, Jr., father of Hamilton D., was born in 1805, in Columbiana county. He was a teacher in early life, but spent the most of his days in farming. He was married about 1824, to Jane Mason, a native of Knox township, who bore to him five children, two of whom are living. He was a prominent man in public and church affairs, and held several official positions in which he was a faithful servant of the public. He died March 23, 1857, but his widow survived until January, 1888.
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