Hamblin, William, was born in Vermont, May 6, 1821, a son of Enos and grandson of John Hamblin, who was born in Dutchess county and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was taken prisoner and spent his last days in Wilson. Enos Hamblin was born in Vermont in 1792, was in the war of 1812, and his wife, Susan (Smith) Hamblin, was also born in Vermont; they came to Wilson in 1834, where she died April 30, 1852, and he died August 17, 1870. William Hamblin was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was engaged in the mercantile business for about twenty years, when he bought his farm he now owns of 260 acres and carries on farming and fruit growing. In October, 1841, he married Annie Tower, daughter of Otis Tower, one of the first settlers of Wilson. To Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin were born three children: Eli N., enlisted in the 28th N. Y. Vols.; George O. and Mary (deceased), married L. N. Bradley. Mrs. Hamblin died in 1853 and in 1856 Mr. Hamblin married Amorette E. Wood, and they had one son, Frank W. Mr. Hamblin was first a Democrat, but has been a Republican since Lincoln's second administration; he has been assessor three years, railroad town commissioner three years and supervisor of town three years. He assisted in buying the first Masonic Hall and was a charter member of the lodge, No. 376, F. & A. M.
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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