Located on a ranch of six hundred and forty acres, thirteen miles east of Merced, is the residence of J. H. Hamlett, where, since 1898, he has been engaged in general farming, lie was born in Pike county. Mo., August 24. 1863. a son of William and Alta (Burford) Hamlett, natives of Virginia and residents of Missouri from their early married life. The father is a successful farmer there and owns a quarter section of land.

Upon his father's farm in Missouri James H. Hamlett was reared to manhood and until twenty-five years of age he remained at home assisting his father. He then went to Texas, where he farmed for some time, after which he returned to Missouri.  In 1894 his attention was attracted to the west, at which time ho came to California. His first location was in Mariposa county,  where he remained for four years and then came to Merced county. Here he rents a ranch which is devoted to the raising of grain and stock, meeting with success in both of these branches of agriculture.
In California, August 23. 1896  Mr. Hamlett was united in marriage with Miss Rhoda Ryan, a native of Mariposa county and a daughter of James Ryan, an early settler of that county. Mr. Hamlett is a Democrat in politics, He and his estimable wife are held in high esteem by their friends and acquaintances in the community in which they reside.


History of the State of California and biographical record of the San Joaquin Valley, California:
James Miller Guinn
The Chapman Publishing Co. (1905)
James H. Hamlett, page: 802

Transcribed by: Alma