Hamblin, James Richard
Age: 0, credited to Granville, NY
Unit(s): 50th NY ENGRS
Service: enl, 7/10/61, Co. B, 50th NY ENG, pr CPL, m/o 6/20/65
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Birth: 03/16/1844, Elbridge, NY
Burial: Galvin Cemetery, Ripton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 86319901
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/22/1890, VT; widow Ella B., 3/23/1917, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
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James R. Hamblin
HAMBLIN, James Richard, Granville. Homeopathic physician. Born Elbridge, N. Y., March 16, 1844; son of Rev. Lemuel W. and Jennette E. (Clemmons) Hamblin. Educated in the public schools, and attended lectures in Geneva (N. Y.) Medical College. In 1873 married Mary J. LaFrancies of Ripton; they had three sons, Lemuel N. (deceased), George E., and James R. (deceased). Enlisted at the age of 17 as private in Co. B, 50th N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, July 10, 1861; was corporal of the company when discharged June 20, 1865; was in 23 engagements. Is a Republican. In religious belief a Presbyterian. A member of the G.A.R.
Source: Prentiss Cutler Dodge, Encyclopedia, Vermont biography, (Ullery Publishing Co., Burlington, 1912), pp. 211-212
The remains of Dr. James R. Hamblin were brought here from the Soldiers' Home at Bennington Friday evening and taken to the undertaking rooms of A.J. Blackmer. Saturday they were taken to the Galvin cemetery in Ripton for interment in the family lot. The body was accompanied here by his son, George Hamblin of Worcester. Dr. Hamblin was born in Geneva, N.Y., March 14, 1844, and was 73 years of age. He was a Civil War veteran and at one time practiced in Ripton, where he had many acquaintances and friends. The funeral services were held at the Soldiers' Home. He is survived by one son.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Feb. 15, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.