Biography of Melancthon S. Hamlin
Hancock County, OH Biographies

MELANCTHON S. HAMLIN, farmer, P. 0. Mount Blanchard, was born July 29, 1818, on the present site of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. At the age of six years he came with his parents to Crawford County, Ohio, and in March following (1825) they started for this county, landing in Delaware Township after a three days' trip with oxen and wagon, and here they endured the hardships and privations peculiar to pioneer life in those early days. The mother died in this county in 1837 and the father afterward moved to Wyandot County, Ohio, and there died in 1854. At the age of nineteen years our subject purchased, of Henry Green, a tract of eighty acres of land: this was his first venture in real estate. January 30, 1840, Mr. Hamlin was married to Miss Mary Marshall, and they settled down to their life work in Delaware Township, this county. Our subject engaged in farming and buying and selling stock, and adding to his farm until he now has, in and adjoining the town of Mount Blanchard, 720 acres of as good land as there is in the county. In 1854 he established a general merchandise store which he carried on until 1861. In 1882 he began the erection of a brick edifice on his place; this he has completed and it stands today one of the largest, best constructed and finely finished residences in northwestern Ohio. To Melancthon S. Hamlin and wife have been born one son, John M., residing in Findlay. Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Eliza J. McVay, residing in Mount Blanchard, this county.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Hancock County, Ohio Biographies



New York

New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012