Ellen Hamlin

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Ellen Emery Hamlin
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Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1865
Vice PresidentHannibal Hamlin
Preceded byMary Breckinridge
Succeeded byEliza Johnson
Personal details
Ellen Vesta Emery

(1835-09-14)September 14, 1835
Minot, Maine, U.S.
DiedFebruary 1, 1925(1925-02-01) (aged 89)
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Spouse(s)Hannibal Hamlin (1856–1891)

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.


  1. ^ Ross, George Edward; Novack, Barbara (1 January 1975). "Know Your Vice-presidents and Their Wives: Compact Biographies and Portraits of the Men who Have Held the Second-highest Office in the United States Government, and Their Wives, from John and Abigail Adams to Nelson A. and Margarette Rockefeller". Hawkes Publishing Incorporated – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Fogler Library: Special Collections - Hamlin Family Papers". Library.umaine.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2010-07-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Raymond H. Fogler Library
  3. ^ Biographical directory of the United ...[full citation needed]
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mary Breckinridge
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Eliza Johnson