Niagara County

1897 Biography - John A. Hamblin

Hamblin, John A., was born in Wilson on the farm he now owns, April 23, 1842, a son of Heman Hamblin. Heman was born in Cornwall, Vt., and came to Wilson in 1825 to look at land, and in 1834 settled and cleared the farm where the subject now lives. He was married three times; first to Laura Peck, who died April 23, 1842; his second wife was Jane Wilson, to whom he was married in 1843; she died in 1850; in 1865 he married Mrs. Rachael McKenzie, who died April 9, 1884. Mr. Hamblin had three children by his first wife-Mary L., Lucy A. and John A. He died October 14, 1882. John A. Hamblin was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns about 109 acres of land; in politics he is a Republican and has been assessor three years and constable fifteen years. He enlisted August 12, 1862, in the 19th Light Battery and served three years, and was in the battle of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Bethesda Church and about a dozen others. and is a member of Peter A. Porter Post, No. 126, G. A. R. November 14, 1865, he married Helen R., daughter of Appleton Andrews of Cambria, Niagara county.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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