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William Hamblen

William Hamblen
b. 1833/4, Upper Salt Creek, Hamblen Township, Brown County, Indiana, to Pleasant and Amilda (Weddle) Hamblen
d. 7 March 1864

m. 13 February 1855, Brown County, Indiana
Elizabeth Huff
b. to James and Eleanor (Brummett) Huff

William was the grandson of Uriah Hamblen. He and Elizabeth moved shortly after their marriage to Marion County, Iowa, where William’s brother Uriah had moved the year before.

William enlisted as a private in Company C, 34th Iowa Infantry, on 2 January 1864. He entered the General Hospital at Davenport, Iowa, on 23 February 1864 on account of
measles, which he had contracted while on duty at Camp McClellan, and died 7 March 1864 of “acute bronchitis, supervening upon measles.” His body was returned to Brown County, Indiana, and he was buried there in the Taggart Cemetery. A. P. Hamblen arranged for a government issue marker for his grave in 1925 and John Wesley Hamblen, a great grandson, erected a conventional tombstone for him in 1987.

Elizabeth (Huff) Hamblen applied for her widow’s pension in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, on 5 May 1864. However, she later applied for an increase in her pension in Mahaska County, Iowa, on 15 October 1866, indicating that she had returned to Iowa prior to that date.

Submitted by:
John W. Hamblen, Ph.D.
Columbus IN

Uriah Hamblen

Uriah Hamblen
b. 1787, North Carolina, son of Job and [–?–] Hamblen
d. 1864, Jefferson County, Illinois

m/1.
Keziah Mason (?)
d. 1820, Orange County, Indiana

m/2. 28 September, 1820, Orange County, Indiana
Clarissa Casey
b. to Abraham and [–?–] Casey

Uriah was a Revolutionary War soldier. He moved with his Mason in-laws to Orange County, Indiana, where he was on the first voter list in 1817. Uriah’s first wife, perhaps Keziah Mason, died in 1820 in Orange County, leaving six children under the age of twelve.

Uriah soon moved his family to the Haw Patch area in Bartholomew County, Indiana, just a few miles north of where his father lived. He was on the first voter list in Bartholomew County in 1821. He owned land there in Section 4 of Flat Rock Township.

About 1825-30, Uriah Hamblen settled in Jefferson County, Illinois, where he died in 1854. A. P. Hamblen, author of The Hamblen and Allied Families, corresponded with several of Uriah’s descendants in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri from 1910–1930. From this correspondence, he learned that Uriah and his second wife were buried in the Locust Grove Cemetery west of Mt. Vernon and north of Woodlawn, Illinois.

Submitted by:
John W. Hamblen, Ph.D.
Columbus IN