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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

Portrait of Anna Livermore Hamlin, ca. 1820

Portrait of Anna Livermore Hamlin, ca. 1820

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Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Hamlin's mother, Anna Livermore, was the daughter of Deacon Elijah Livermore and Hannah Clark Livermore, both descendants of early New England settlers and founders of the town of Livermore.

Anna Hamlin is said to have stopped a jailbreak when her husband, the sheriff, was away.

She often had been seen to "place one hand on the back of a horse and vault with ease into the saddle."

On August 27, 1809, Anna gave birth to her fifth child, the second born in the home in Paris. Anna and Cyrus named him Hannibal after his uncle.


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