Biography of Emort A. Hamlin
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Hamlin, Emory A., Potsdam, was born in Lawrence, N. Y., February 9, 1840. He is a son of Stephen S. Hamlin, of Vermont, who came to this county in 1828. He was a clergyman, but always owned a farm and conducted it himself. Beside preaching in his own town, he had a circuit extending through Franklin and Clinten counties. He died in 1870 aged sixty two years. October 14, 1861, he enlisted in the 92d N. Y. Vols., and saw service with them at Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Newburn, N. C., Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and many others, participating in sixteen general engagements. He was discharged at the expiration of his term of service, January 7, 1865. He went out as a private, and rose to the rank of sergeant; in 1869 he moved to Potsdam, where he engaged in the manufacture of furniture for fifteen years; in 1887 he sold the factory and engaged in the retail furniture trade; his store is located in the Brooks & Bicknell Block. He is a past commander of Marsh Post, G. A. R., and a member of the Methodist church. He married in 1866 Augusta M., a daughter of N. R. Merchant, of Merchant, St. Lawrence county, N. Y. Mr. Hamlin has two daughters, Ines S., a graduate of Prof. Roberts College of Stenography in Elmira, and Florence M., a teacher in the schools of Elmira.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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