Hamlin, Henry N.

Born: 1816-01-30 Oneida County, New York

Died: 1853-07-30 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1837, Hamlin ventured west from New York to Sangamon County, Illinois, to work on part of the Northern Cross Railroad. When that work fell through, Hamlin resumed teaching school for a living. In 1838, he married Eveline Scott and they settled in western Sangamon County, where Hamlin farmed and taught school. In 1840, he moved to Morgan County, and returned to Sangamon County in 1847. In addition to farming and teaching, Hamlin was also an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 353-54; Gravestone, Cumberland Sugar Creek Cemetery, Glenarm, IL.