Nancy Maria Smith1

(18 February 1837 - 22 November 1902)
Nancy Maria Smith|b. 18 Feb 1837\nd. 22 Nov 1902|p827.htm|Lott Smith|b. 19 Aug 1804\nd. 20 Sep 1871|p834.htm|Julia Ann Ayers|b. 24 Dec 1800\nd. 22 Sep 1889|p835.htm|(—?—) Smith||||||||||||
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Descendants of Simeon Hamlin
McCormick/Hamlin Ancestry
     Nancy Maria Smith was born on 18 Feb 1837 in Vermont.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 According to her son Henry in his memoirs, Maria was "of Sharon, Vermont" when Sam Hamlin was courting her.3 She moved to in Erie County, New York, in 1852 with her parents.7 She married Samuel Hamlin, son of Simeon Hamlin and Abigail Stratton, in Feb 1856 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.3,7,11 In Jun 1857, Nancy Maria Smith and Samuel Hamlin moved to Minnesota, settling two miles south of Cherry Grove in Fillmore County.12,7,11 Nancy was widowed by Samuel's death on 17 Aug 1864 in Fort Rice, Dakota, of an unspecified illness.13,11,9,14 She applied for a pension in Nov 1865, the date is unclear on the application card. Nancy Maria Smith remained on the original farm until 1875, at which point she moved to section 5 (probably of York or Forestville Twp.). She was still on this parcel in 1882.11 She was "united with the Evangelical church" late in her life.7 Nancy Maria died in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota, on 22 Nov 1902 at 65 of "paralysis" apparently incurred two weeks prior to her death.5,7,9 She was buried.7

Last Edited=January 13, 2008

Children of Nancy Maria Smith and Samuel Hamlin


  1. "Reminiscences of Henry Fremont Hamlin", as told to daughter Myrtle Bennett, ed. by Herb Hamlin, The Pony Express, 14:163, Jan 1948, p. 3.
  2. ED #128, Sheet 10, dwelling 221, family 236, line 74 household, 1900 United States Census, Colorado, Arapahoe County, unknown cd2. NARA. T623.
  3. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 3.
  4. Herb Hamlin, "Latter Day Saint Henry F. Hamlin (With Daughter and Granddaughter)", The Pony Express, 14:158, Jul 1947, 13.
  5. Henry F. Hamlin and Nancy Maria Hamlin tombstone, Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa; photographed by Steve Walker (unknown address), date unknown.
  6. Civil War Ended - 1865, Pony Express Courier, Placerville, California, November 1965, 2, p. 5.
  7. Nancy Maria Hamlin, Spring Valley Mercury, Spring Valley, Minnesota, 27 Nov 1902, page unk..
  8. Saml Hamblin household, 1870 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore County, York Twp 101 R.12, Canfield P.O., dw 691, fam 671. Copy quality is fair, highly stylized handwriting, but legible. Lists Harvey, wife Sarah, son Wesley. Match based on location and dob of Wesley. In addition Harvey corresponds with name of Wesley's known eldest son: Louis Harvey. NARA. M653, roll 569.
  9. Hamlin Burials in Cherry Grove Community Cemetery, n.d., Received in correspondence from Steven Walker, Boone, Iowa., Copy held by DeAnna Burghart, Laguna Niguel, CA.
  10. Maria Hamlin household, 1880 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore County, York, p. 3 (414), ED 84, dw/fam 18, lines 9-13. NARA. T9.
  11. Edward D. Niell, History of Fillmore County (Minneapolis, Minn.: Minnesota Historical, 1882) Microfilm no. 1000256, Item 1, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 514. Hereinafter cited as 1882 History of Fillmore County.
  12. Herb Hamlin, "Henry F. Hamlin", The Pony Express, 14:163, Dec 1947, p. 1.
  13. (Minnesota) Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, 2nd Edition (St. Paul, Minn: Pioneer Press Company, 1891), p. 412. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota in the Civil War.
  14. Nancy M. Hamblin household, 1890 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, York, ED 107, Line 11. NARA. M123, roll 22.