Alonzo Hamlin1

(2 February 1830 - 26 April 1913)
Alonzo Hamlin|b. 2 Feb 1830\nd. 26 Apr 1913|p830.htm|Simeon Hamlin|b. 4 Apr 1769\nd. 26 May 1857|p828.htm|Abigail Stratton|b. c 1803\nd. 12 Aug 1875|p829.htm|||||||||||||
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Descendants of Simeon Hamlin
Alonzo Hamlin
     Alonzo Hamlin was born on 2 Feb 1830 in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont.4,5,6 He was educated circa 1847 in Arlington Seminary, Vermont.5 He moved to in Erie County, New York, with his parents Simeon Hamlin and Abigail Stratton in 1849.4,3,7 He married first Naomi Carpenter on 2 Feb 1851 in Erie County, New York.8,4,3,5 He moved to in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota, with his parents Simeon Hamlin and Abigail Stratton in Jun 1857.2,4,3,7 He was a very successful farmer and also the country banker.9 When he first arrived in 1857 he had taken a claim in York township and built a log house there. A year later, though, he apparently sold or relinquished that claim and moved elsewhere in York for another four-year stint.3 Alonzo Hamlin apparently owned an entire section of Forestville Twp at one point.3 He and Naomi Carpenter bought the house later referred to as in "the Old Hamlin Farm" in Forestville Twp., Minnesota in 1861.4,3 He an assessor for two years and a member of the county Board of Supervisors for one term. in Forestville Twp., Fillmore County, Minnesota.3,5 Alonzo was widowed by Naomi's death on 10 Sep 1869 in Filmore County, Minnesota.4,3,6 He married second Esther Ann Wooden, daughter of Russell Wooden "formerly of New York", on 19 Jan 1870 in Fillmore County, Minnesota.4,3,5,10 Was reportedly "a strong temperance worker" and an early member of the Prohibition party.4,3 He and Esther Ann Wooden lived in Tallahoma County, Tennessee, from 1884 to 1885.4,10 He and Esther Ann Wooden moved in 1891 to a 20-acre farm near in Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, where he retired and lived until his death.4,3,10 He was a member of the Baptist Church.4,3 Alonzo's health began a gradual but steady decline in 1912 or so, though he apparently remained active until the last few days of his life.4 Alonzo died in Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, on 26 Apr 1913 at 83 . He was attended by all of his children except Charles Edward, who was living in Los Angeles at the time.4,6 He was buried on 30 Apr 1913 in Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, after a funeral service at at the First Baptist church of Spring Valley. Rev. Horner officiated.4,11

Last Edited=December 31, 2006

Children of Alonzo Hamlin and Naomi Carpenter


  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. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 3.
  3. Curtiss-Wedge et. al., History of Fillmore County, Minnesota (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox, 1912) Microfilm no. 1000256, Items 2-3, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 801. Hereinafter cited as 1912 History of Fillmore County.
  4. Summoned To Their Final Rest: Alonzo Hamlin, Spring Valley Mercury, Spring Valley, Minn., 2 May 1913, 1.
  5. Edward D. Niell, History of Fillmore County (Minneapolis, Minn.: Minnesota Historical, 1882) Microfilm no. 1000256, Item 1, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 596. Hereinafter cited as 1882 History of Fillmore County.
  6. Hamlin Burials in Spring Valley Cemetery, n.d., Received in correspondence from Steven Walker, Boone, Iowa., Copy held by DeAnna Burghart, Laguna Niguel, CA.
  7. Edward D. Niell, 1882 History of Fillmore County, p. 514.
  8. Alonzo 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. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 5.
  10. Esther Wooden Hamlin, unknown paper, pub unk., date unk, prob. c. 23 Dec 1925, p. unk..
  11. 4 Generations: Two Deaths in a Family Represent The First and Fourth Generations Of A Well Known Family, Sun, pub unk., Minn., date unk, prob. c. May 1913, p. unk..
  12. Curtiss-Wedge et. al., 1912 History of Fillmore County, p. 918.