Judge Jesse Corwin
Jesse CORWIN was another of the old members of the bar. He was a brother of Governor Thomas CORWIN, the most eloquent advocate who ever pleaded at the bar in the Hamilton courts. They were the sons of Matthias CORWIN, a pioneer of Warren County, who represented his county in the Legislature for ten consecutive terms from 1804. Jesse CORWIN was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, January 30, 1797; removed with his father to Lebanon, Ohio, and in 1822 took up his abode in Hamilton. He was an assiduous student of the law and early made himself familiar with its principles and the rules which underlie its practice. Soon after coming to this place he was married to Miss Jane MCMECHAN, by whom he had eight children, James, Matthias, Clarence, Eleanor, Thomas, Warren, Henry Clay, Erin Augusta, and Jennie. Three only are now living, Henry C. CORWIN, at Salina, Kansas; Mrs. Erin CORWIN MILLER, wife of Dr. W. C. MILLER, and Miss Jennie, at the old homestead in Hamilton. The three sons living at the breaking out of the rebellion, Thomas, Warren, and Henrv C., all enlisted under the national banner at the first calling for troops by President Lincoln. He has two grand children, Thomas CORWIN, son of Henry C. Lillie M. CORWIN, and William CORWIN MILLER, son of Dr.and Mrs. Erin C. MILLER. It was but a short time before Mr. CORWIN attained a large share of practice, and in addition received the favor of the people. He was elected to the Legislature of Ohio for the years 1831 and 1832, and was prosecuting attorney for the county from 1825 to 1835, serving in this office with zeal and acceptability. In 1837 he was the Whig candidate for Congress in this, then the Second, District. Though unsuccessful (his party being in the minority), his popularity was so well shown by the great gains he made that he was strongly induced to accept the subsequent nomination, but declined. He was a man of good solid judgment and with generous impulses and frank disposition, of a character upright and honest, an affectionate husband, an indulgent father, and an estimable citizen. He remained in practice all his life, and at the time of his death was the oldest member of the Butler County bar. He died on the 23d of October, 1867.