|Birth: ||Mar., 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1905|
Son of Hamilton Buffington & Jane Hinn
Husband of Molley Whitaker &
Alice Helena Phillips
Ida B. Buffington-Decker
Franklin Pierce Buffington
John Thomas Buffington
Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Buffington-Greenwell-Baldwin-Dillman
George Hamilton Buffington
May C. "Sis" Buffington-Dennis-Phillips
Hattie Patricia Ann Buffington-Mosher
Hamilton J. Buffington was born in the Spring of 1840 in Adams County, Illinois the third born child of Hamilton Buffington, Sr. and Jane Hinn. Little is known of his childhood years but he appears on the 1850 census living in Beverly Township in Adams County, Illinois with his parents and most likely lived in their household prior to the the start of the Civil War when Hamilton heeded the call of President Lincoln and enrolled 5 Dec 1863 at Peoria, Illinois and entered the service for the next 3 years. Hamilton's civil war service appears to have been more a battle with disease and illness than with the enemy, Hamilton was almost brought up on Court Marshall charges in the fall of 1864 for desertion which was later dropped when he was able to prove the time was spent in the Regimental Hospital with the "Chronic Flux". Hamilton was discharged in Selma, Alabama in January 1866.
Hamilton made his way back to Adams County, Illinois and by August 1866 was married to Miss. Malsey "Molley" Whitaker with whom he had two daughters Hamilton would lose his first wife in Oct 1871.
Hamilton remarried three months after the death of "Molley" to Miss. Alice Helena Phillips daughter of Nimrod Hiram Phillips and Cambis Ann Duncan on the 5 Jan 1872 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois with this marriage Hamilton and Alice would have 9 children and enjoy 33 years of marriage.
Hamilton and Alice moved in the late 1870's to Jewell County, Kansas but stayed only a brief time selling land in January 1879 and moving to Clay County, Missouri.
Hamilton chose to stake out land in the Oklahoma Territory and with his family in tow did the Land Run of 1889 settling in what is now present day Goodnight, Logan County, Oklahoma. Hamilton and Alice stayed on the land claim until early 1903 when Hamilton's health declined and he was sent to live in the Soldiers home in Leavenworth, Kansas and passed away at the age of 65 in April 1905 having left behind a strong family and a lasting legacy.
*Military Service Civil War
Name: Hamilton Buffington
RESIDENCE: Steuben, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 5 Dec 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 December 1863.
Enlisted in Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 5 Dec 1863. Intra-company transfers from G Company to B Company on Nov 28 1864. Mustered Out Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 21 Jan 1866 at Selma, AL.
Alice Helena Phillips Buffington (1855 - 1930)*
Franklin Pierce Buffington (1876 - 1950)*
John Thomas Buffington (1878 - 1952)*
Elizabeth Jane Buffington Dillman (1879 - 1957)*
George Hamilton Buffington (1885 - 1949)*
May Cambis Buffington Phillips (1890 - 1976)*
Hattie Patricia Ann Buffington Mosher (1893 - 1959)*
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: S19 R4 G6
Maintained by: Robert
Originally Created by: WyCo Graver
Record added: Feb 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13487599
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