HANNA, ROBERT, a Senator from Indiana; born near Fountainius, Laurens District, S.C., April 6,
1786; settled in Brookville, Ind., in 1802; sheriff of the common pleas court 1811-1820; member of
the State constitutional convention in 1816; brigadier general of State militia; register of the land office
1820-1830; moved to Indianapolis in 1825; appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of James Noble and served from August 19, 1831, to January 3,
1832; member, State house of representatives 1832-1833, 1836-1839; contractor for national roads
in 1835; member, State senate 1842-1846; killed by a train while walking upon the track in
Indianapolis, Ind., November 16, 1858; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.