Ellen Hamlin

Ellen Vesta Hamlin (née Emery; September 14, 1835 – February 1, 1925) was the second wife of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, and thus second lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.[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. She died in 1925 as one of the longest-living second ladies in history.

Ellen 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.
(m. 1856; died 1891)


  1. ^ Ross, George Edward; Novack, Barbara (January 1, 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. ISBN 9780890360521 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Fogler Library: Special Collections - Hamlin Family Papers". Library.umaine.edu. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2010. Raymond H. Fogler Library
  3. ^ Sobel, Robert (1990). Biographical directory of the United ... ISBN 9780313265938.[full citation needed]
Honorary titles
Preceded by Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by