Ellen Hamlin

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Ellen Hamlin
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Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1865
President Abraham Lincoln
Preceded by Mary Breckinridge
Succeeded by Eliza Johnson
Personal details
Born (1835-09-14)September 14, 1835
Minot, Maine, U.S.
Died February 1, 1925(1925-02-01) (aged 89)
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Spouse(s) Hannibal Hamlin (1855–1891)

Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin (September 14, 1835 – February 1, 1925) was the second wife of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin who served in the first term of the administration of President Abraham Lincoln.[1] They were married a year after the death of his first wife Sarah Jane Emery in 1855 who was also her half-sister. She had two children with Hannibal Hamlin: Hannibal Emery, who later became the attorney general of Maine, and Frank.[2][3] Hamlin also had four children from his first marriage: George Hamlin, Charles Hamlin, Cyrus Hamlin, and Sarah Hamlin Batchelder.


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  2. "Fogler Library: Special Collections - Hamlin Family Papers". Library.umaine.edu. Retrieved 2010-07-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Raymond H. Fogler Library
  3. Biographical directory of the United ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mary Breckinridge
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Eliza Johnson