Ephriam W Hamlin
Born in Salem Township, Wayne County, PA in 1803, Ephraim was the son of Harris and Rue (Easton) Hamlin of Middletown, Connecticut. He attended a country school however received the bulk of primary education at home; clerked with his brother at Oliver’s Store through 1822; moved to Bethany (county seat at the time) and trained as a hatter under brother-in-law Daniel Baldwin; started his own business in 1826; served as postmaster of Bethany, 1829; was deputy and chief treasurer of Wayne County, 1832-1835; seated in the state House of Representatives, 1838-1840 during the Buckshot War; returned as postmaster in Bethany, 1840-1851; served in the state Senate, 1852-1854; mercantile business in Bethany to 1852; member, first board of directors of the Honesdale Bank, 1836; a founder and member of board of directors of the Wayne County Agricultural Society twice during the period, 1861-1884; two unsuccessful bids to secure county caucus nomination for Congress. He married Damaris Day in 1826; was a founding vestry member of Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale; and died on April 7, 1884.
History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania, 509-512