Biography of Edwin S. Hamlin (1836 to 1911)
Daniel H. Weiskotten
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Edwin S. Hamlin (April 15, 1836
from Our County (Oneida) and Its People
by Daniel E. Wager, 1896, The Boston History Company.
HAMLIN, EDWIN S., was born at
Chittenango Falls, Madison county, N.Y., April 15, 1836, son of Lewis
Hamlin, who was born on the Catskill side of the Hudson
River in 1796, and was engaged in farming all of his life. Lewis Hamlin
father came to Sullivan, N.Y., where he remained about five years;
thence to Chittenango Falls, and in 1846 to the town of Cazenovia, near
New Woodstock, where he resided eleven years; returning then to
Perryville, where he lived until his death. He married Desire Hulbert,
of the town of Butternuts, Chenango county, who died at Chittenango
Falls, in 1844. Edwin S. received his education at Chittenango Falls,
New Woodstock, and Cazenovia Seminary. He finished at the age of
seventeen, and engaged on a farm for a time; he then spent several
years in the West, and returned in 1861. He then engaged in the milling
and lumber business at Perryville, N.Y., which he carried on till 1877,
when he disposed of his lumber interests, and devoted himself to the
grist mill which he had purchased. In January, 1884, he bought what was
known as the farmer's mill at Oriskany Falls, and is now carrying on a
large and successful milling business, having remodeled and supplied
roller process for making flour. September 1, 1863, he married Mary E.
Perryville, by whom he has three children: DeL. B. Hamlin, who was born
September 21, 1868; Lena F., born June 7, 1870; and Edwin P., who was
born June 29, 1875. DeL. B. Hamlin is a dealer in flour and feed at
Waterville, Oneida county, N.Y.
Note from DHW:
He and many others of the "Hamblin" family are buried in Perryville Cemetery.