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Hamlett, Linwood Harold

Male 1919 - 2011  (91 years)

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  • Name Hamlett, Linwood Harold  [1
    Birth 16 Oct 1919  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Sam 
    Reference Number 51128 
    Death 5 Apr 2011  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50144  Caswell County
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2024 

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vaden, Irene,   b. 5 Sep 1923, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Dec 2009, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years) 
    Reference Number 771438 
     1. Hamlett, Linwood Harold Jr.   d. Bef 5 Apr 2011  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
     2. Living
     3. Hamlett, Barry Lynn   d. Bef 5 Apr 2011  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    Family ID F17175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Oct 1919 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Linwood Harold (Sam) Hamlett (1919-2011)

      Linwood H. Hamlett

      Caswell County Sheriff's Office

      Caswell County Sheriff's Office 1966

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      A member of the Caswell County Board of Commissioners (Caswell County, North Carolina).

      Second Photograph: Yanceyville, N.C. -- Bobby Poteat took the oath of office Monday as Caswell County's new sheriff and announced the appointment of five deputies. The new deputies are Sam Hamlett, Teddy Willis, Harold Meeler, Ed Gwynn, and Lewis [Louis] Satterfield. All but Hamlett have served as deputies in the past. Both Willis and Gwynn already were deputies when Poteat took over. Poteat, a deputy himself for over seven years until he resigned early this year to run for office, defeated incumbent Frank Daniel in the May Democratic primary.

      Although never before a deputy, Hamlett is not without prior law enforcement experience. He has been constable in Pelham Township for the past 10 years.

      Willis has been with the sheriff's department on a parttime basis for the past three years. He became a fulltime deputy a year ago. He also has served as the Milton town officer.

      Gwynn, the first Negro to serve as a deputy sheriff in Caswell County in this century, was appointed by Daniel two years ago to work on a parttime basis. Under Poteat he will become a fulltime deputy.

      Meeler, from Leasburg, served as a deputy for about one month last year. He has been farming since.

      Satterfield, whose primary responsibility will be jailor and dispatcher, served under Daniel in this capacity until about two years ago when he was released following a disagreement.

      Source: Danville Register & Bee (Danville, Virginia), 5 December 1966.

      Third Photograph:

      Heading: Caswell County's New Sheriff's Department

      Text: Shown above are the members of the County's new Sheriff's Department. Seated, is Sheriff Bobby Poteat of Providence. Standing, left to right, Lewis Satterfield of Yanceyville, Linwood H. (Sam) Hamlett of Pelham, Harold C. Meeler of Leasburg, Teddy Willis of Milton and J. Edd Gwynn of the Jones Community. The new sheriff and his deputies took office on December 5.

      Source: The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 5 December 1966.

      Pelham (Caswell County, North Carolina) - Linwood H. (Sam) Hamlett, age 91, of 522 Holland Road, Pelham, died peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Born October 16, 1919 in Caswell County, N.C., he was the son of the late Oliver Stokes Hamlett and Josie Lee Wade Hamlett. He was a veteran of the US Army during WWII. Mr. Hamlett was a Constable and Deputy for 28 years for the Caswell County Sheriff's Department. In addition, he served two terms as Caswell County Commissioner and was a founding member of the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member of Stateline Baptist Church. Mr. Hamlett's wife, Irene Vaden Hamlett, predeceased him in December 2009. Survivors include one son: Brian K. Hamlett of Danville; and one brother: Rev. Billy Hamlett of Hickory, N.C. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Linwood H. Hamlett, Jr., and Barry Lynn Hamlett.

      Funeral services officiated by Rev. Wayne Wallace and Rev. Leonard Watlington will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Hamlett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at,, and

      North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
      Name: Linwood Harold Hamlett
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Event Type: delayedbirth
      Birth Date: 16 Oct 1919
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Oliver Stokes Hamlett
      Parent2 Name: Josie Lee Wade
      Roll Number: NCVR_B_C020_68001
      Volume: 8
      Page: 254

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of Linwood H. Hamlett (1919-2011), The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 6 April 2011.