Old pioneer gone.
--Dr. Van Hamn
, an old citizen of Ohio
, died on Friday last, at Zanesville
, where he had resided since the year1806. He was born in Pennsylvania
, in 1776; was educated in Philadelphia
, and emigrated to Ohio
about the time it became one of the States of the Union
While at Philadelphia
pursuing his studies, he became acquainted with General Washington
and Thomas Jefferson
being at that time the seat of the United States Government, of which the former was President
and the latter Secretary of State
. Mr. Jefferson
's ideas of Government were so firmly impressed upon his mind, that he had both his sons educated at the University of Virginia, to insure them being instructed in the true political faith.
His first vote was cast for Mr. Jefferson
Dr. Van Hamn
under General Harrison
, and served through the whole campaign of the War
of1812, with Great Britain
. General Jackson
appointed him Minister to Chili
, and he held under the State of Ohio
numerous responsible civil positions.