JAMISON, a native of the county of Delaware,
Ohio, was born Sept. 22, 1858, his parents being James M. and
Elizabeth (High) Jamison. The father was a native of
Virginia and the mother of Pennsylvania, and they were among the
early settlers of Delaware county, Ohio. Robert
Jamison, the grandfather, was also a native of the Keystone
state, but removed to Delaware county, Ohio, at an early day,
spending his remaining days within its borders. He married a
Miss Baird, who with her husband came to the Buckeye state in
1812, when its lands were wild, its forests uncut and when there was
little to indicate that civilization was soon to work a marvelous
(change in this section of the country.
Robert B. Jamison spent his youth upon the farm,
attending the district schools and lie made rapid progress in his
studies, manifesting special aptitude in mastering the branches
therein taught. A love of knowledge incited him to secure a
college education and he entered the Wesleyan University, at
Delaware, Ohio, in which institution he was graduated with the class
of 1879. He afterward engaged in teaching, following that
profession in the county of his nativity until 1882. In that
year he came to Greenville, Ohio, and entered into partnership with
John H. Martz, under the firm name of Jamison & Martz.
They purchased the hardware stock belonging to R. A. Shuffleton
and continued in that business until 1887, when they sold this
store to the firm of Foster & Son. They then turned
their attention to the real estate and insurance business.
They buy and sell real estate on commission, loan money and are
agents for the Union Central Life Insurance Company, of Cincinnati. Mr.
Jamison also carries on five farms in connection with his real
estate and insurance business, the places comprising several hundred
acres of land, much of which is under a high state of cultivation
and well stocked with horses, sheep, cattle and hogs. He is thus a
representative of the agricultural as well as the commercial
interests of the county.
On the 18th of May, 1882, Mr. Jamison was united
in marriage to Miss Mary L. Huddle, of Darke county, in which
place she was born and reared. She is a daughter of the late Levi
Huddle and Lucinda (Hetzler) Huddle. Mr. and Mrs. Jamison
have two sons, Roy H. and Walter I., who are with
their parents. Their home is a large and substantial brick
residence on Washington avenue and the household, is noted for its
hospitality. Socially Mr. Jamison is a member of
Greenville Lodge, No. 143, F. & A. M., and is a valued
representative of that beneficent fraternity.
A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio,
Compendium of National Biography - Illustrated - Publ. Evansville,
Ind. - 1900
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