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    Hamilton Bartmess, dealer in harness, etc., Covington. Mr. Bartmess, a native of Washington Co., Md., was born in 1816 ; his parents came to Montgomery Co., Ohio, in 1820, and there Hamilton grew to manhood; in 1836, he came to Covington to learn the harness- maker's trade, and when he had completed his apprenticeship, bought out his boss, and has continued the business here ever since; his shop and salesroom are located on High street, the demands of his trade keeping four hands constantly employed; Mr. Bartmaess is one of the oldest continuous resident business men in Covington. He was married, in 1840, to Miss Jane T., daughter of John Barber, who was one of the early residents of Newberry Township; they commenced housekeeping soon after their marriage, in the house in which they now reside, having never moved during the forty years of their married life; the issue of this marriage has been eight children, six of whom survive.

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