James Andrew Hamlin

James Andrew Hamlin

Birth
Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Death
14 Oct 1894 (aged 79)
Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Plot
Blk 42, Lot 3, Sp 3
Memorial ID
9683140 View Source

Son of William Hamlin & Mary Smith, married Eliza Jane Shearer Jul 2, 1840 in Vermilion Co., IL. Came west from Iowa to Oregon in 1852.
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INDIAN WARS OF OREGON. THE ROGUE RIVER WARS. p.321, foot note
The murderers, Indian Tom and Indian George, were indicted and had a fair trial. Having no counsel, the court appointed D. B. Brennan and P. P. Prim to defend them. Agent Culver and Louis Denois acted as interpreters to the court and jury. The officers of the court were: O. B. McFadden, judge; S. Sims, prosecuting Attorney; Matthew G. Kennedy, sheriff; and Lycurgus Jackson, clerk. The jury impaneled were: S. D. Vandyke, Edward McCartie, T. Gregard, A. Davis, Robert ???, A. D. Lake, James Hamlin, Samuel Hall, Frederick Alberdine, F. Heber, and R. Henderson. The sentence of the court was that the convicted Indians should be hung on the nineteenth of February. The sentence was, however, on account of the troublesome times, carried out a few days after the trial. These were the only Indians ever punished for crime by the authorities in southern Oregon.
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The Medford Mail, Friday, April 13, 1894
Phoenix Flashes---
Mrs. Mary Griffin, of Wilderville precinct, daughter of Jas. Hamlin, arrived Wednesday evening, to attend her father, who is seriously ill and not expected to survive long.
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(Newspaper unknown) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894
James Hamlin, a pioneer of Southern Oregon, died at his farm residence four miles from Jacksonville on Monday aged 79 years and six months. Mr. Hamlin crossed the plains in 1852, arriving in Jacksonville in the fall of that year. He located a donation land claim where he resided continuously until his death. He was associated with the late Daniel Kinney in the mercantile business in Jacksonville for many years. He was a man of great energy and enterprise and accumulated quite a fortune by his business enterprise. He leaves a family, consisting of his aged wife and eight grown children. The funeral took place in Medford Tuesday, the interment being in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
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The Medford Mail, Friday October 19, 1894
NEWS OF THE CITY.--
The death of James Hamlin occurred at his farm residence, four miles south and west of Medford, on Monday of this week. He had been ill for sometime and the end was not unexpected. He was nearly eighty years of age and had been a resident of the valley for a great many years, during which time he accumulated a good sized fortune. Funeral services were held at the Odd Fellows cemetery on Wednesday last.

Son of William Hamlin & Mary Smith, married Eliza Jane Shearer Jul 2, 1840 in Vermilion Co., IL. Came west from Iowa to Oregon in 1852.
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INDIAN WARS OF OREGON. THE ROGUE RIVER WARS. p.321, foot note
The murderers, Indian Tom and Indian George, were indicted and had a fair trial. Having no counsel, the court appointed D. B. Brennan and P. P. Prim to defend them. Agent Culver and Louis Denois acted as interpreters to the court and jury. The officers of the court were: O. B. McFadden, judge; S. Sims, prosecuting Attorney; Matthew G. Kennedy, sheriff; and Lycurgus Jackson, clerk. The jury impaneled were: S. D. Vandyke, Edward McCartie, T. Gregard, A. Davis, Robert ???, A. D. Lake, James Hamlin, Samuel Hall, Frederick Alberdine, F. Heber, and R. Henderson. The sentence of the court was that the convicted Indians should be hung on the nineteenth of February. The sentence was, however, on account of the troublesome times, carried out a few days after the trial. These were the only Indians ever punished for crime by the authorities in southern Oregon.
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The Medford Mail, Friday, April 13, 1894
Phoenix Flashes---
Mrs. Mary Griffin, of Wilderville precinct, daughter of Jas. Hamlin, arrived Wednesday evening, to attend her father, who is seriously ill and not expected to survive long.
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(Newspaper unknown) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894
James Hamlin, a pioneer of Southern Oregon, died at his farm residence four miles from Jacksonville on Monday aged 79 years and six months. Mr. Hamlin crossed the plains in 1852, arriving in Jacksonville in the fall of that year. He located a donation land claim where he resided continuously until his death. He was associated with the late Daniel Kinney in the mercantile business in Jacksonville for many years. He was a man of great energy and enterprise and accumulated quite a fortune by his business enterprise. He leaves a family, consisting of his aged wife and eight grown children. The funeral took place in Medford Tuesday, the interment being in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
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The Medford Mail, Friday October 19, 1894
NEWS OF THE CITY.--
The death of James Hamlin occurred at his farm residence, four miles south and west of Medford, on Monday of this week. He had been ill for sometime and the end was not unexpected. He was nearly eighty years of age and had been a resident of the valley for a great many years, during which time he accumulated a good sized fortune. Funeral services were held at the Odd Fellows cemetery on Wednesday last.