Biographical Sketch of Deacon Ebenzer Hamlin

(III) Deacon Ebenezer, eighth child and fifth son of James and Mary (Dunham) Hamlin, was born July 29, 1674. He occupied the homestead farm at Coggin’s Pond until about the time of his second marriage when he removed to Rochester, Massachusetts, now (1910) Wareham. He was one of the original members of the Wareham church which was organized December 25, 1739. He was chosen deacon, February 18, 1740. He was dismissed to the church at Sharon, Connecticut, May 30, 1742, which is about the date of his removal to that town and state. In his will he bequeathed “twenty-four pounds, old tenor, toward the worship of God, in the neighborhood where I now (1910) dwell,” viz., in or near the newly-erected meeting house on the oblong near Sharon. This was the Presbyterian church at Amenia Union, in Dutchess county, New York, across the line from Sharon, now (1910) South Amenia. He died at Sharon, April 8, 1755. He married (first) at Barnstable, Massachusetts. April 4, 1698, Sarah Lewis. He married (second) at Rochester, September 20, 1729, Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Arnold. Children, all by first wife and born at Barnstable. 1. Ebenezer, born March 18, 1699. 2. Mercy, September 10, 1700. 3. Hopestill, July 23, 1702. 4. Cornelius, June 13, 1705. 5. Thomas, May 6, 1710. 6. Isaac, of whom further. 7. Lewis, January 31, 1718.

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