Vinton, a S. county of Ohio, drained by Salt and Raccoon creeks; area, 414 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,027. The surface is undulating and the soil very fertile. Bituminous coal and iron ore abound. The county is intersected by the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 44,292 bushels of wheat, 342,211 of Indian corn, 59,824 of oats, 41,052 of potatoes, 245,714 lbs. of butter, 104,934 of wool, 110,739 of tobacco, and 12,341 tons of hay. There were 3,205 horses, 3,066 milch cows, 6,741 other cattle, 29,405 sheep, and 6,781 swine; 1 manufactory of charcoal, 1 of pig lead, 4 tanneries, 4 currying establishments, 6 flour mills, and 4 saw mills. Capital, McArthur.
Alexander Hamilton, an American clergyman, born in Providence, R. I., May 2, 1807. He graduated at Brown university, studied medicine at Yale college, and received the degree of M. D. in 1828. After practising three years, he entered the general theological seminary of the Protestant Episcopal church, and was ordained in New York in 1835. He took charge of St. Paul's church, Portland, from November, 1835, till April, 1836, and was then for six years rector of Grace church, Providence. From 1842 to 1858 he was rector of St. Paul's church, Boston; from 1828 to 1861 of the church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia; from 1861 to 1870 of St. Mark's church, New York, when he became rector of Emanuel church, Boston. Dr. Vinton has published a volume of sermons (1855) and discourses and addresses.
Francis, an American clergyman, brother of the preceding, born in Providence, R. I., Aug. 29, 1809, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1872. He graduated at West Point in 1830, and was appointed second lieutenant in the third artillery. While stationed at Fort Independence, Boston harbor, he studied at the Harvard law school, and also for two or three years served as civil engineer on several railroads in New England. He was admitted to the bar at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1834; was on duty in the Creek war in Georgia and Alabama in 1836; left the army Aug. 31, 1836, entered the general theological seminary of the Episcopal church, New York, and was ordained deacon in 1838, and priest in 1839. He was successively rector of St. Stephen's church, Providence (1840), Trinity church, Newport (1840), Emanuel church, Brooklyn (1844), and Grace church in the same city (1847). He was elected an assistant minister of Trinity church, New York, in 1855. In 1869 he was made professor of ecclesiastical law and polity in the general theological seminary, New York. He published " Arthur Tremaine, or Cadet Life" (1830); "Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity" (1865); and "Manual Commentary on the General Canon Law of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States" (1870), a work received as a standard authority.