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Isaiah Hamblin


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Submitted by joefree on Sun, 2006-07-16 01:25.

by Geraldine Hamblin Bangerter 1983

Oscar grew up in the shadow of one of the most picturesque pioneers who early helped settle the West and colonized and labored among the Indians in the desert, color-country of southern Utah as well as Nevada and Arizona, JACOB VERNON HAMBLIN. Oscar was 14 years younger. Jacob was unique in several ways: first, he kept a record (diary) of his life; second, he was a spiritual man who lived by simple faith and the whisperings of the Lord which came to him which they did often; third, Jacob's calling as an Apostle and president to the Indian Mission; fourth, Jacob knew well the prophet Joseph Smith; fifth, his callings after arriving in Utah kept him close to Brigham Young and there seemed to be a mutual trust and confidence and loyalty to one another which never faltered in those growing, troublesome and periolous years.

Oscar was born in Bainbridge, Geagua County, Ohio, April 4, 1833. The country then was just a wilderness. He was the 9th child of 12 children born to Isaiah Hamblin and Daphne Haynes. His father and older brothers worked hard in clearing the land which is said by Jacob, Oscar's older brother, to have taken 20 faithful days to work to clear an acre and render it fit for the harrow and a crop of wheat. When Oscar was 5 years old his family moved to Franklin, Woolworth county, Wisconsin.

Historical Sketch of Isaiah Hamblin

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Submitted by joefree on Sun, 2006-07-16 00:11.

From: A Genealogy of JAMES HAMLIN of Barnstable Massachusetts
Eldest son of James Hamlin, the immigrant, who came from London, England, and settled in Barnstable, 1639. 1639--1902

by the Hon. H. Franklin Andrews,
Publ. By H. Franklin Andrews, Exira, Iowa, 1902

He was a soldier in the 1812 war, served under Gen. Dearborn, and was wounded at Plattsburg, N.Y. His wife heard the guns of the battle, put her babe, some bandages and medicines into a boat and rowed twenty miles to the scene of action, in time to see the British flag go down.

He resided at Grand Isle, Vermont, and after the war engaged in lumbering on the St. Lawrence River, in norther N.Y., where he employed Canadian workmen. Living in lumber camps, fitted with rude bunks for sleeping, arranged around an open fireplace. The natives often slept with their feet to the fire, to dry and keep them warm; and the "Kanucks" had a trick of putting pitchwood splinters between the toes of the "Yankees," when asleep, then lighting them and burning their feet, for sport. Some of the men were disabled in this way, and Mr. Hamblin was determined to put a stop to it. The "Kanucks" were in the habit of stripping naked to go to bed. Mr. Hamblin went to bed and feigned sleep; when a big "Kanuck" stole softly from his bunk, naked, to reconoitre for a victim; and spying Mr. Hamblin asleep, apparently, with his feet sticking out of the bunk, whispered to his confederates, "La bushwa! La bushwa!" (The boss! The boss!) and prepared the splinters for the fun; but just as he stooped to set them on fire, Mr. Hamblin drew back his feet suddenly and kicked the fellow plump in the breast and landed him stark naked upon a bed of living coals of fire; which raised an uproar adn turned out the entire camp. The man was rescued, but badly burned. Mr. Hamblin regretted the affair, but there were no more feet burned in that camp. We shall see that this was not the last of the matter. While taking rafts of lumber down the river the following spring, he ran aground near a settlement, which proved to be the home of the man who was burned in the camp; and whild waiting he went ashore with his brother-in-law William Haynes, and a man named Dodge for supplies. A crowd gathered around the place where they were trading, as as they came out of the store a big fellow grabbed Mr. Hamblin and another did the same to his brother-in-law, telling them in a boisterous way that they must wrestle with them. Hamblin told Mr. Dodge to hasten will all speed to the raft with the supplies, while he and Haynes stopped to settle with the mog; but some of the crowd seeing the purpose, made for the raft, and reached it before Dodge. Hamblin and Haynes threw down their assailants and also ran for the raft. When they reached it, Dodge, who was near sighted, with a heavy chain for a weapon was knocking the "Kanucks" right and left, and soon had the craft clear. The raft floated and they were again safe on their journey.

Hamblin GEDCOM file

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Submitted by joefree on Sat, 2006-07-15 17:27.

Here is a GEDCOM file that is essentially the ancestors of Wallace Hamblin and Ida Minerva Rollins and their children.

Many stories are included in there. I hope to have all the stories listed separately on this site for ease of indexing and search engine finding.

I have also attached the "book" which contains these stories separately (in both RTF and TXT).

Thanks to Howard Bangerter for these. (click on attachments to seed downloads)

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