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HAMLIN FAMILY of Sullivan County, NH
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
Source: History of Charlestown, NH - Fort 4 by Rev. Henry H. Saunderson pub 1876,
Claremont, NH

p.385
James and John Hamlin, brothers, came to America in 1622. A son of James Hamlin, Giles Hamlin settled at Middle-town, CT abt 1650 and from him the families of Charlestown, NH descend. He m. Mrs. Esther (Crow) Goodwin b. 1628. He b. 1622 d. 1689. She d. Aug 23, 1700. Their 6th child (of seven) was:

William Hamlin b. Feb 3, 1668 d. May 28, 1733 m. Susanna Collins on May 26, 1692. They had eight children, the 4th of whom was:

Nathaniel Hamlin b. Oct 26, 1699 and d. April 25, 173l. He m. Sarah Harris on Sept. 16, 1725 She survived him and m.(2) Nathaniel Baker. Her children by Nathaniel Hamlin:

l. William Hamlin b. Feb. ll, 1726 m. June 28, 1750 Hannah Allen b. 1738. He d. 1822 at Charlestown, NH She d. 1808
*William Hamlin the 3d child of William and Hannah (Allen) Hamlin was b. Sept. 14, 1754 and he d. Dec 29, 183l at Charlestown, NH He had 12 siblings whose names were:
Lucia, Hannah, (3) William, Lucia,Susanna,Sarah, Elizabeth, Experience, Harris, Rebecca, Olive,Mary and Oliver.

*William Hamlin, 3d child of William and Hannah (Allen) Hamlin married three times. He m. (l) Hepsibeth Savage and their children were:

l. Lucy Hamlin b. Feb.19, 1777 and m. Daniel Crowell of Middletown, CT.
2. Hepsibeth Hamlin b. Aug 17, 1799 m. Samuel Candee of Middletown, CT. The removed to Trenton, NJ She d. and he m. (2) Lucy Kirby also of Middletown (seven children)
3. Ashbel Hamlin b. Jan 8, 1782 d. 1796.
4. Joseph Hamlin b. Sep. 2, 1784 m. Catherine West dau of Capt. Samuel Sprague West and his wife, Phebe (Carlton) West, of Charles-town, NH. They removed to N.Y.
5. Roxana Hamlin b. Jan 1785 m. Royal West son of Capt. Samuel Sprague West.
6. Cornelia Hamlin b. Feb l0, 1786 m. James Plumb and d. July 20, 1814.
7. David Hamlin b. Dec 3, 1788 m. at Trenton,NJ Sarah D. Montague.
8. Elizabeth Hamlin b. Oct l0, 1790 m. Aaron Savage.
9. Hannah Hamlin b. July 8, 1792 m. Cephas S. McConnell who became editor of the Orleans Republican, the Rochester Union and the Chicago editor of the New York Evangelist. She was an accomplished and excellent woman. She d. at Albion, NY Feb 25,1873. *William Hamlin m. (3) Thankful Knowles of Middletown, CT. She b.July 25, 1769 by whom he had 10 children.
l0. Seth Hamlin b. Feb ll, 1795 m. Amelia Thomas
ll. Mary K. Hamlin b. Mar 25, 1796 m. George Lawrence of Danville, Vt. She d. 1863.
12. Nancy Hamlin b. 1797 m. (l) Michael Riley She m. (2) Richard O. Southworth.
13. Ashbel Hamlin b. 1798 m. 1824 Mary Grout, dau of Major Jonathan and Parthena (Page) Grout She b. Mar 15, 1797. The following notice appeared in the Granite State Journal (pub. at Claremont) soon after his decease on May 3, 1875 - "Ashbel Hamlin d. May 3d at his home in Charlestown at the venerable age of 77 yrs. He was well known in Charlestown, Sullivan and Cheshire County He was a Director of the old "Connecticut River State Bank. He was also one of the Directors of the Cheshire Mutual Fire Ins. Co. He met with an accident 17 yrs ago by being thrown from a carriage which re-sulted in a spinal affection from which he suffered so much that for several yrs. prior to his decease he was able to give but little attention to public affairs."
Mrs. Hamlin survived her husband. Their children:

l. Ann B. Hamlin b. Feb. 8, 1830 m. Oct l0, 1854 Benjam-in Willard Putnam son of Benjamin Putnam and his wife Sally (Willard) Putnam.
2. William Hamlin b. Oct. 19, 1832 m. 1854 Melissa l. Dodge dau of Nahum Dodge. She b. May 27, 1832.

l. Fred W. Hamlin b. 1855
2. Louise J. Hamlin b. 1857
3. Mary E. Hamlin b. 1862
4. Walter H. Hamlin b. 1868
5. Myrtle B. Hamlin b. 1875 d. 1876.

3. David S. Hamlin b. Apr. 2, 1838 m. Mar. 30, 1866, Abby J. Saunders dau. of Dr. Horace Saunders and his wife, Abigail (Judevine) Saunders. She b.Aug 18, 1844 Their children:

l. Harry Hamlin b. 1867 at Iowa Falls, Iowa.
2. Lynn C. Hamlin b. Aug 17, 1869.

14. Jerusha Hamlin dau. of William and Thankful (Knowles) Hamlin b. Dec. 7, 1799
15. Giles Hamlin b. 180l m. Mary Hart dau of Josiah and Susannah Hart. Their children:

l. George W. Hamlin b. 1833 m. 1860 Ellen l. White dau of Capt. Rand White Res: Charles-town, NH.

l. Minnie Hamlin b.186l
2. Frank W. Hamlin b. 1863
3. Charles Hamlin b. 1864
4. Fannie R. Hamlin b. 1866
5. A. lloyd Hamlin b. 1868.

2. Maria W. Hamlin b. 1834 d. 1860
3. Elmira l. Hamlin b. 1836 m. Dr. M. Bailey
Res: Bellows Falls d. 1862 - no issue.
4. Cornelia Hamlin b. 1837 d. 1866.
5. Sylvester Hamlin b.1839 m. 1867 Mary E. Meacham Res: Iowa Falls, Iowa then to Virdi, Nevada. (five children: Millie, Georgia, and ____other names unknown to author.)
6. Sophia Hamlin b. 184l m. 1870 Augustus Candee of Holland, NY (3 children)
7. Catherine Hamlin b. 1843 m. E. J. Fifield of Claremont NH Res: Springfield, MA (one child)
8. Horace H. Hamlin (twin) b. Apr. 6, 1846. m. 1869 Eliza Paine of Chicopee, MA no issue.
9. Henry H. Hamlin twin of Horace, b. Apr 6, 1846 m. 1867 Ellen F. Farwell dau of Lewis Farwell of Charlestown, NH. Res: Chicopee. She d. June 6, 187l leaving one child, Alice Hamlin b. 1869.
l0. Emma R. Hamlin b. 185l Note - two other children but they died within hours.

16. Harriet Hamlin b. 1802 m. R. S. Southworth of New Britain, CT.
17. Sophia Hamlin b. 1804
18. Sophia Hamlin 2d. b. 1805 m. William Knights of Paris, NY
19. Clarissa S. Hamlin b. 1807 m. William Colt of Rochester, NY.


William Hamlin, the father of this numerous family was born in Middletown, CT as his progenitors had been, for four generations. He was at Charlestown, NH as early as 1803. He was a deacon of its church. He was a taverner as hotel keepers were then called and furnished plentifully to his customers both of food and beverage common at that day. His venerable father and mother came to live with him at an advanced age and they are buried in Charlestown village cemetery. His father was always called Captain Hamlin, a title which it is said that he received in connection with military service in the war of the Revolution. Mrs. Lydia Grout was known to say this couple "very entertaining and very excellent and exemplary people".


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