Robert A. Jamieson, M. D.
Patriot, born in Rising Sun, Ind., in 1844, is a son of Alexander and Jeanette (Jamieson), natives of Scotland and Ohio County respectively. His father emigrated from Scotland about 1828; spent a few years in Baltimore, and came to Rising Sun about 1835. He came from Scotland with John Boyle, James Stirrat, William Stirrat and William Wilson, the latter, a brother of the noted ornithologist. He, with the others, began work as a laborer, but soon took up river trading, and became a well to do capitalist. He continued this with pork packing till his death in 1851. Mrs. Jamieson died in 1854. They reared four children to maturity, three living: Harry, a dentist, Jonesburg, Mo.; William, a resident engineer, Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad. Hugh Jamieson was captain of Company I, Seventh Indiana Regiment, and was killed at Spottsylvania Court House in 1865. Our subject grew up in Rising Sun, and obtained the rudiments of education in the Rising Sun public schools; attended the Hanover College in 1859 to 1862, and left the college for the battlefield. He enlisted, August, 1862, in Company B, Fourth Indiana Cavalry, and served three years. Participated in many skirmishes and raids, but no hard battles. He returned home and began the study of medicine in Rising Sun with Dr. Gillespie, and attended, 1866-67, Ann Arbor University. In 1868 he graduated from the Ohio Medical College. He began practice in Patriot at once, and has since remained there; was married December 31, 1873, to Miss Kate Scranton, daughter of Joshua and Cynthia (Emerson) Scranton, early settlers in this and Ohio County. They have one daughter, Jeanette. Dr. Jamieson is a member of the board of town trustees, Masonic order, G.A.R., Commander W.F. Davis Post 214. He has made a specialty of eye diseases, and has been quite successful.