David Henry “D.H.” Hamilton

David Henry “D.H.” Hamilton

Birth
Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Death 30 May 1929 (aged 85)
Groveton, Trinity County, Texas, USA
Burial Apple Springs, Trinity County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 27302746 View Source

*The Great-great-grandfather of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.


David served in the Confederat Army. Joined at the age of 18 and returned from the Civil War to Sumpter Texas on May 25, 1865, Without injury. He acted as Sheriff of Trinity County for 2 years after his return from War. They then moved to Centralia, Texas when the county seat was moved from Sumpter to Centralia - Where David operated a gristmill, Saw Mill, Farmed and continued with his land deals. He was in the mercantile business for over 10 years. In 1895, they sold their Trinity Country possessions and moved to Haskell County where he tried farming and then was elected as County Judge and moved to the city of Haskell. Later his Wife Mary broke her hip and the decided to move back to Trinity County, where children John Gibson, Mary Annice and Octavia (Eddie) were living. While living in Groveton, David Wrote of his Civil War experiences which are still treasured by History Students of East Texas. They Had Eight Children:

John Gibson Hamilton
Mary Annice Hamilton
Maranda Alzera Hamilton
Vera Alice Hamilton
Alzara Gertrude Hamilton
Dudley Warner Hamilton
Octavia Edmonia (Eddie) Hamilton
Allene Hamilton