John P. Hamlin1,2

(31 August 1844 - 26 April 1897)
John P. Hamlin|b. 31 Aug 1844\nd. 26 Apr 1897|p845.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
     John P. Hamlin was born on 31 Aug 1844 in Bennington County, Vermont.4,5,6,2,7 He moved to in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota, in Jun 1857 with his parents.1,6 He and Abigail Stratton lived on his parents' farm until in 1864, at which point he purchased his own farm in section 10 (of York Twp?) in Fillmore County, Minnesota. His aging mother Abigail Stratton moved in with him and remained with him until her death in 1874.2 He began military service in Aug 1864 as a private in Company J, 3rd Minnesota Infantry.8,6,2,7 He ended military service in Aug 1865 with dyspepsia.9 In 1867 he sold his original farm and recolated to section three in the same township. In 1969 he moved to a new farm in section 4 which had "choice land and good buildings."2 He married, at age 28, Mary L. Smith on 22 Sep 1872 .6,2 He married second Zella L. Smith on 17 Jun 1880.4,6,2 He died on 26 Apr 1897 in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota, at age 52.6,7 He was buried in Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota.7

Last Edited=January 13, 2008

Children of John P. Hamlin and Mary L. Smith


  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. 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.
  3. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 5.
  4. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 5.
  5. Abigael Hamblin household, 1870 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore County, York Twp 101 R.12, Canfield P.O., dw 690, fam 670. 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.
  6. Obituary (John Hamblin), Spring Valley Mercury Vidette, Spring Valley, Minn., 30 April 1897, p. unk..
  7. 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.
  8. Hamblin household, 1890 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, York Twp., S.D. 1, E.D. 107, p. 1, line 12. The middle initial on the record may read P or R, but it is clearly the same individual.. NARA. M123, roll 22.
  9. 1890, United States Census, veterans schedule, Minnesota, Fillmore.