HAMMONS HISTORY PAGE


This page contains stories from newspapers, biographys, and notes of interest.
 
 ALABAMA  ARIZONA  ARKANSAS  CALIFORNIA COLORADO
CONNECTICUT  DELAWARE  FLORDIA  GEORGIA  IDAHO
 ILLINOIS  INDIANA  IOWA  KANSAS  KENTUCKY
 LOUISIANA  MAINE  MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS  MICHIGAN
 MINNESOTA  MISSISSIPPI  MISSOURI  MONTANA  NEBRASKA
 NEVADA    NEW HAMPSHIRE  NEW JERSEY  NEW MEXICO   NEW YORK
 NORTH CAROLINA   NORTH DAKOTA  OHIO  OKLAHOMA  OREGON
 PENNSYLVANIA  RHODA ISLAND  SOUTH  CAROLINA  SOUTH DAKOTA  TENNESSEE
 TEXAS  UTAH  VERMONT   VIRGINIA  WASHINGTON
 WEST VIRGINIA   WISCONSIN  WYOMING  ENGLAND  WALES
DIARY BLACK HAMMONS INDIANS HISTORY OF NAMES GERMANY

Clicking on Germany above will take you to my Yeager page that has a list of Germans that went to England to excape the wars in Germany and when the British people objected to their being in England they were loaded on 20 ships and off loaded in New York, there are Hamens in the list.
It also tell about their trials and hard ships.           CLICK HERE for German family group sheets
 

                                                                                                   HAMMOND FAMILY

The origin of this family in England is said to have been traced to two kinsmen of William the Conqueror, who went into England with him in 1066. These young warriors were descended from a younger son of Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy, while William the Conqueror was descended from the eldest son.  The eldest of the two early Hammonds in England, Sir Robert Fitzhamer, seventh Count or Earl of Coneile in Normany, was a mighty man of valor, one of the most illustrious, of all the valiant knights that accompanied the Conqueror into England. Later he became Lord Cardiff in Wales, Lord o fTrwkesbury, and Earl of Gloucester in England, and by King Rufus he was made a free Prince of Wales, styled by the King, Robert the Great, by the grace of God, Prince of Glamorgan, Earle of Coneile, etc. He was also commissioned general of  the army against the French.

The second, Haimon, called Dapifer, from his haveing received the office of Lord Steward for the King. He died without children. Robert left four daughters.

Later members of this family became prominently identified with the Church, as Bishops, Abbots, etc.  The oldest direct line in England, are the Hammonds of St. Albans Court, in Kent County, where this branch has been seated since the riegn of Henry VIII, King of England, when John Hammond was tenant to the Abbot and Convent of St. Albans; his son Thomas purchased the manor in 1551; and married (first) Anne, daughter of Robert Haddle and (second) Alice, daughter of Edward Monnis of Waldershire, by whom he had ten children.  Two of his grandsons, Francis and Robert became distinguished in the Army, each winning the title of Colonel; they accompanied Sir Walter Raleigh on his expedition to Guinea, and won the praise of that gallant soldier.

Sir William Hammond, of St. Albans, who received the honor of Knighthood, 1608, married Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Archer, Esq., of Bishopsborne and had issue: Sir Anthoney, his eldest son and heir, who married Ann daughter of Sir Dudley Digges, Knight of Chillam Castle, Master of Rolls to King Charles I, and member of the Council of the Virginia Co., 1609.

Through this kinship, Ralph Hamor or Hammond, proved by foreign research to be one and the same, was one of the twelve gentlemen, to whom King James I, in 1624, granted a charter to proceed to Virginia to establish a colony, of which he appointed Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor; Sir George Yeardly, Knight, and the other ten gentlemen, Esq., to be his council.  This Ralph Hamor the first of the name in America, was of the Hammonds of Aerin of Kent Co., England; he was a younger son of that house, whose lineage is the same as the Hammonds of St. Albans, but being the heir of a younger son, their arms are different.

During the reign of Charles I and II, the Hammonds, were high in office in England, Dr John Hammond, was Court Physician to King James I., and his son, was Chaplain to Charles I, and another son came to Virginia, and was a member of the House of Burguess, from Isle of Wight Co., 1635-1652; he then went to Maryland, where he remained a few years, before returning to England, where he wrote "Leak and Rachel" describing the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia.  Yet another son of Dr. John Hammond, was a Lieut. Gen. in Cromwells Army, and his grandson, a son of Thomas Hammond, was Col. Robert Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, England, and it was to this Col. Robert Hammond, that King Charles I, fled for protection when driven from his throne, Col. Robert being loyal to his King, gave him shelter beneath his roof, which act of loyalty cost him his office.

Sir William b.1579 d. 1650 grandson of Thomas Hammond was knighted by James I in 1607/8 and had a brother Thomas. To this Thomas the descendants of William of Watertown and Thomas of Newton have tried to trace their line of descent without avil. The present representative of the St. Albans family is William Oxenden Hammond, Nonington, County Kent, England.

There is quite a general impression and a strong probability that William of London is descended from one of younger sons of the family of St Albans Court, possibly from one of the brothers of Sir William of whom there are several, through the connection has not been traced as the English genealogies preserve full records of the first sons only. Later sons and daughters being usually merely alluded to. There are also reasons to believe that William of London and Thomas of Lavenham may have been related, maybe cousins.

There aren't any other noted families bearing the name in England, one of the later being that of Baron Edmond Hammond who was raised to the peerage in 1874. The Caplain and the keeper at the Isle of Wight and one of the judges of Charles I were Hammonds.

There are several distinct branches or lines of Hammonds in the USA.  The following are some of them.

One, Philip Hammond the first ancester of this line to come to the US, is said to have come from County Kent and landed in Ann Arundell County MD in 1607. His brothers Thomas and Rezin came soon after and settled in Jamestown BA in 1608, they were called Cavaliers because they favored Charles I. The puritans were called Roundheads because they favored Cromell.

There is another line whose ancestor is said to have settled in Kittery ME. The family is Thomas of William of Kittery.

In 1632 William Hammond son of Thomas of Lavenham,refered to as William of Watertown, came to Boston and some years later settled in Watertown MA. Two years later his wife Elizabeth Payne Hammond, two sons Thomas and John, three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne, and Sarah rejoined him arriving in Boston in the ship Francis in April 1634. She was a sister of William Payne an extensive land owner in New England. This William did not have a son Benjamin.

In 1634 Elizabeth Penn Hammond, widow of William of London with three daughters Elizabeth, Martha, Rachel son Benjamin came on the ship Griffin landing at Boston
Sep 18, 1634. From Benjamin who married Mary Vincent and settled in Sandwich MA. This is still another family line.

The above two lines have caused genealogists much confusion. Both named William with wives named Elizabeth and both wives had brothers named William, and they both arrived in Boston in 1634. And one being William of London who never came to the US and William of Watertown being the other. Benjamin lived in Sandwich MA and had sons, Samuel, John, Benjamin and Nathan who settled in Rochester MA.

In 1636 Thomas, son of Thomas of Lavenham, with his wife Elizabeth Carson, daughter Elizabeth, son Thomas came to Boston and settled in Hingham MA. In 1640 he moved to Newton where lived and died was known as Thomas of Newton. Had a daughter Sarah and son Nathaniel born in Newton. Thomas and Nathaniel started yet another line.
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALABAMA
Richmond F. Hammond(17 March 1832-18 July 1882) One of the most influential pioneer families of Attalla, AL., was Richmond F. Hammond, his wife Mary Elizabeth. Having moved to Attalla about 1872. They had been living on his father's farm of 3,000 acres in St. Clair Co. Al. his father settled there in 1820. They had 67 slaves which the Civil War freed and this farm was to big and non profitable so Richmond decided that for his children to have better advantages he moved to Attalla. He bought a block of land there and shortly there after died.

Mary Elizabeth being a forceful woman, who had a head for business made a fortune with the aid of her sons and daughters. Two children had died in infancy and this left seven whom grew to maturity. Sons, Albert, Joseph W.,B. Pope, John B.and Newton. Daughters, Nena and Bevans All were successful business men. Albert died at age 27. The others all accumulated large fortunes and property. B. Pope became a lawyer and went to McAlister OK. Bevens married John Staton. Neva never married.

To show the close relations of the slaves to the owners: the following took place.

After the Battle of Gettysburg Mary Elizabeth collected about $3,000 in Union silver. She turned it over to one of the two slave overseers, uncle Joe and told him to hide it and not tell her where it was hidden so she could resist pressure of disclosing its location. When Richmond returned from the war he ask his wife if she had any money. She told him to ask uncle Joe, the slave who had been made overseer. Which he did. The money was found hidden under the marble slab of a grave in the family graveyard. With freedom given his slaves, Richmond gave uncle Joe and uncle John sections of land and a year's supply of food and clothing. Not only did he show his appreciation of their loyalty this way. He named his sons after them, Joe and John.

(see Philip Hammond in West Virginia)
 
 
 
 

ARIZONA
 
 
 
 
 
 

ARKANSAS
The Andrey Cathey Wagon Train, 1852 from Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Mariposa, California has Hammonds on it. John Boyd Hammond married Frances Gresham in Pendleton, South Carolina, Aug 12, 1819. Their son William Hammond M.D. was the first physician in Hot Springs, Arkansas. John Boyd, his wife, and their daughter Susan Mary (Hammond) Rowland were members of the Cathey Wagon Train. John Boyd wrote a journal on the trip. (It was published by Lee I. Rowland anyone having a copy send it to me I'll pay costs CRM)
 
 
 
 
 
 

CALIFORNIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COLORADO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONNECTICUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DELAWARE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

D. C.

W.A. Hammond, M.D. was Surgeon-General in Washington.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLORDIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GEORGIA
 Nathaniel Job Hammond (26 December 1833—20 April 1899) congressman and jurist.  He was born in Elbert County, Georgia. He was the son of Amos W. Hammond.  He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1852, with a law degree.  He was admitted to the Georgia bar @1853.  He married Laura Lewis in 1858.  During the Civil War, he was solicitor general for Altanta.  He reported for the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1872.  He was a 25 year member of the Altanta Board of Education, was president of trustees of Altanta College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a trustee of the University of Georgia and a member of the Georgia Supreme Court.  He lived in Altanta until his death.

SEE SAMUEL (VIRGINIA)
 
 
 
 

IDAHO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ILLINOIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDIANA
WILLIAM H. HAMMONDS was born in Lincoln County, Ky., July 4, 1829, son of Joseph and Fannie (Pendlay) Hammonds;  is the second in a family of four children and is of Irish extraction.  The parents of Mr. Hammonds were born in Virginia.  His paternal grandfather was Absalom Hammonds, a supposed native of Ireland.  When Mr. Hammonds was sixteen years of age he came to Lawrence County, Ind., and made settlement in Perry Township.  In 1852 he was married to Miss Melinda Fields, a native of Lawrence County.  Mrs. Hammonds died in 1877, and the same year our subject was married to Miss Elizabeth J. Pierce, a native of Indian Creek Township, born 1857.  They have two children, viz,"  William W. and Elizabeth E.  In 1861 Mr. Hammonds enlisted in the United States Army.  He was at Ft. Pillow, and was afterward with Commodore Footes' gun-boat fleet.  After a continued army life of thirty-seven months he was honorably discharged at Camp Distribution, Virginia, in 1864.  He is a Democrat, and has resided where he now lives since he returned from the army.  While serving his country he lost his health.  Mr. and Mrs. Hammonds are members of the Christian Church.

"HISTORY OF LAWRENCE, ORANGE & WASHINGTON COUNTIES INDIANA"  GOODSPEED BROS.
1884
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IOWA
SEE WILLIAM G.(RHODE ISLAND)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KANSAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KENTUCKY
Adam Hammon, born in 1688, was a native of Wales. He came to America early in his life and settled in Virginia.  It is not
known to whom he was married, but his children's names are preserved, and follow: Abraham, Thomas, John, Esther, Nancy
and Scott.  Abraham was born in 1720 in VA and married Martha Bateman in 1756; their children were as following: Ezra,
Adam, Joel, Thomas, John,  Allen, Enos, Abraham, Mary and Magdaline.

Ezra was born August, 1774, in VA and married Hanna Farra, whose birth was in 1782, and whose death occurred in
Woodford Co KY in 1844.  He came to KY proir to 1810 and settled in Woodford Co., as the census of that year will
verify.  The names of John Hammon, Charles Hammon and Mary Hammon all appear on the census of that year also. Ezra
purchased a thousand acres of land on Clear Creek, a part of which afterward became the property of the Holloway heirs.
Ezra Hammon and Hanna Farra had the following children: Amos, Dudley, Charles, Abraham, Nelson, John, Eliad, Martha,
Margaret and Italy.

Abraham was born in February, 1812, in a house that was built by John Farra, his uncle.  Later he married Penelope Reardin,
daughter of Dennis Reardin and Nancy Slaughter. Penelope was born in 1815 and died in 1898.  Abraham bought from the
Williams heirs a farm, three miles from Versailles in 1844 and lived there until his death in 1899. A period of 55 years. Children of Abraham and Penelope were: John Robert, William, Annie Slaughter, Martha, Clara and Sarah.

John Robert married Lula Hughes.  He was a teacher who taught at Midway.  Was teaching there during the Cil War.

William Hammon married his cousin, Mary Reardin. He was an attorney and was county attorney at one time. He moved to
Rich Hill, MO, where he practiced law.  He later returned to KY and practiced law until his death in 1910. Children were: Helen, Nell and W. Henry.

Sarah married Thomas E. Henton.  Martha married Robert G. Mastin. Clara married J.R. Sanders.

Alonzo B. Hammond was assistant KY state treasure under James B. Wallace.  He was born at Ballardsville in Oldham Co KY., April 15 1855. His grandfather Presley Hammond, spent all his life in Shelby Co KY, married a Miss Wasson and their son, Wilson L. was born in Shelby Co. in 1830, but married in Oldham Co., to Nancy Ellen Powell born 1836 dau of Marshall Powell. Wilson moved to Henry Co where he died in 1910. Their children: Melissa Ann mar Brice Randall, Alonzo B. (our subject), Lapo who died young, Goodloe died age 40 in Henry Co., Otis, Murtie, Cora mar A. Brown, Harry, Eddie and Walter died in childhood.  Alonzo lived at Smithville until age 18 (@1876) was a book keeper in Frankfort KY was in lumber business there until 1916. Then he moved to Irvine then returned to Frankfort in 1920. In Frankfort the first time he married Lena Rogers in 1885 the dau of R. and Emma (Pettit) Rogers. They had 3 children: Nan, Lee, who worked for the L & N Railroad in Pascagoula MS. and Margaret born Oct 28 1906.

Charles Lee Hammons (11 Nov 1890-  ) born Girdler KY to George W. Hammons and Isabella Galves other children: Nettie, Clyde, Alcy, Etta, Florene and Lorene. After Isabella died George married Lilly Smith, they had Clifton only child.

Charles attended Barbourville Baptist Institute, Bryan and Stratton Business College in Louisville, he worked in the Black National Bank, managed a retail store and post office in Girdler KY. He married Nettie Hammons in 1923 had one dau June Pauline, after Nettie died he married Stacy Blair in 1937.

James Hammons in a court action in Knox County, states that his father, Edwin died on the 24th day of July, 1872 without a will. James was appointed as administrator. H. B. Jones, John R. Payne and Frank Catron had executed a note to Edwin Hammons on August 13, 1869, in the amount of $300. James Hammons had to sue these three men to collect the note. He wanted a judgement for the debt, plus interest and cost. The jury found for James and the note plus interest from the due date.

H.B. Jones stated that he had paid Edwin $187.75 in 1871, but had misplaced the receipt. That he had made a coffin for Edwin which was worth $6 and this should be deducted from the note. James stated that whenever H.B. presented him with a bill for the coffin for his father, Edwin Hammons he would be willing to pay for it. James asked H.B. several times to make out a bill for the coffin but he refused. This was on March 22, 1873.

John Hammon

Jefferson E. Hammons ( 2 Sept 1861- ) merchant at Proctor, Lee Co KY, born in Knox Co KY. His father was Solomon Hammons native of Knox Co., his father was Jefferson Hammons native of VA. but was an early settler of Knox Co. Solomon married @1838 Martha Cole dau of John Cole of Knox Co. They had 9 children: Eliza, Mary, James, Amanda, Jefferson E.

Jefferson E. the youngest reared on the farm educated in Knox Co moved to Owsley Co. Ky in 1880, had a mercantile business at Boonesville and remained until 1883. At this time he moved to Proctor, Lee Co. KY Sept 2, 1881 he married Bell Hogg dau of Stephen P. and Sallie A. Hogg of Boonesville KY. They had one son Stephen P. Bell died 24 Sept 1885. Jefferson was a member of F.& A.M.

Nathan Hammonds; Hammonds creek in Anderson County got its name from Nathan Hammond one of the early settlers.  Hammonds was first in Harrodsburg with James Harrod. He was a member of the House of Delegates of the Colony of Transylvania, begun 23 May 1775.  The new country received the name of Transylvania. The first Legislature assembled at Boonesborough and held its sittings under the shade of a large elm tree near the walls of the fort. It was composed of Nathan Hammond and others.  One of the early settlers in Anderson County who were first in Harrodstown (Harrodsburg) between the years 1775/77 Nathan Hammond.

From History of Fulton County Kentucky

SQUIRE NATHAN HAMMOND was born in Graves County, Ky., January 29, 1834; removed with his parents in 1836 to Fulton County, where he remained until 1856, when he emigrated to Izard County, Ark., and after four years' residence there en­tered the army, in which he continued
to the close of the war. In 1866 he settled on the place where he now resides, in Fulton County,Ky. His father, James Hammond, was born near Lexington, Ky., and died in 1882, aged seventy-four years. James married Nancy Polsgrove, who died in 1861. Their offspring are William H., subject, Elizabeth (Baker), Sarah A. (Grimmett), John S., Martha M. (McGlasson), Susan E. (Tucker), and Thomas F. Subject was married March 2, 1834, to Miss Theresa S., daughter of Admaral and Margaret (Underwood) Blackman, of Hick. man County (died in 1860, aged twenty-one years), and as the result of this union James A. (deceased), and Thomas H. were born. October 17, 1866, subject was married to Miss Harriet Blackman, sister to his first wife, and to them have been born John W., Ada J. (deceased), Ida B., Charles N., Tira and Otha F. Squire Hammond served the community where he resides eleven years as magistrate and member of the county court. He is a farmer, owning 142 acres of fine land,
which he is successfully cultivating. He is a Baptist in religion, a member of the Masonic fraternity; also of the K. of H. and in politics is a Democrat.

Obadiah Hammonds was a fellow soldier of my father, Thomas Philpot. One morning in camp during the Rev. War down in North Carolina. Obadiah said to Tom. "Tom, we will all be killed today". Obadiah been a very homely looking man. Tom answered " Oh, I hope not, I should hate to look at you after the flies blow you, for you are so ugly now that we can hardly stand to look at you."

Thomas J. Hammond merchant and farmer, was born Cerulean Springs, Trigg Co. KY August 24, 1835. He was the son of Thomas W. and Margaret R. (Daniel) Hammond, natives of Virginia and North Carolina. The father was a soldier in the War of 1812, and took part in the battle of New Orleans. He was an early pioneer settler in Trigg Co. He studied law, was a Clay Whig. He was sheriff in 1844-1845. He served in the State Senate from 1862 to 1866. He died in March 1872 at age 79. His wife Josephine Cunningham, dau of William and Nancy (Pool), whom he married May 24, 18?1 and who died May 1871 age 71. Three children: William R., Walter, and Hugh.
 

Vincent M. Hammond was born Au­gust 1, 1820, near where he now resides, in the southern portion of Simpson County, Ky. His father, William Hammond,, a native of Maryland, was born August 22, 1792; removed in childhood with his parents to Logan (now Simpson) County, Ky.; was a soldier in the battle of Taladega; served as captain of militia and died July 24. 1837. He was the son of Thomas Hammond, who died in Simpson County in 1847, aged eighty­four years. His father was William, Sr., an early Methodist. William (the father of our subject) married Celete, daughter of Churchwell and Elizabeth (Durin) Hughs, of Sumner County, Tenn. (born October 17, 1794; died October 2, 1865), and from their union sprang Ruben W., John C., Granville L., Vincent M., Louisa (Fowler and Dance), Minerva (Jenkins), Adeline (Dance), Olivia and Atlas. Vincent M. married, December 19, 1844, Sarah M., daughter of William and Nancy (Webb) Lester, of Wilson County, Tenn. (born September 21, 1820), and this union was favored by the birth of Mary V. (Newman), William R., John C., Amanda V. (Bryant), Olivia A. (Rieves), James M., Vincent M., Jr., and Robert L. In the commencement of his business career Mr. Hammond was dependent upon his own efforts, but by industry and frugality has accumulated a competency. He is a farmer and stock raiser, having 337 acres of well improved and productive land. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has advanced to the Royal Arch degree. In politics Mr. Hammond is a stanch Democrat. He lost one valuable male slave by the late war. Mrs. Hammond is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her father, William Lester, was a soldier of the Revolution, and died at the age of eighty years and eight months; his descendants at his death numbered 126, including children, grand­children and great-grandchildren.
 

William R. Hammond  born at Caledonia, Trigg Co KY June 26, 1873 son of Thomas J. and Josephine (above). William served as Post Master of Caledonia for 18 mos retired from his automobile business  moved to Gracey Ky where he died April 3 1913.  In 1898 he married at Caledonia. Nannie Alexander dau of Zenas and Elizabeth (Jones) Alexander. Four children: Jefferson, Huel who married Garham Cowherd, Derward and Elizabeth.

See Ezra Hammond Pennsylvania, Adam Wales
 

William R. Hammond was born Sep­tember 18, 1847, in the southern portion of Simpson County, Ky., where he was reared, and still resides (for ancestors see sketch of V. M. Hammond). He was favored with good educational advantages, and in addition to the common schools of the vicinity in which he was reared, he attended the high school at Franklin for two years. He married, on the 27th of December, 1875, Martha V., daughter of Charles and Pamelia A. J. (Peden) Snider, of Simpson County, Ky. (born February 15, 1853), and to them have been born Fannie, Berths, Edna Reed and Charles Vincent. Mr. Hammond taught several terms of school, and served for a time as deputy circuit clerk. He is now engaged in farming, owning 108 acres of productive land in a fine state of cultivation.. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the Missionary Baptist Church, and in politics is identified witb the Democratic party.
 
 
 

LOUISIANA
SEE SAMUEL (VIRGINIA)
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARYLAND

Edward Hammond (17 Mar 1812--19 Oct 1882) congressman. Edward was born on his parents plantation, near Ellicott City, Md.  He was a 1830 graduate of Yale, studying law in New Haven and Baltimore after graduateing from Yale.  In 1833 he was admitted to the Maryland Bar and started practice in Annapolis, Md. In 1839 he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates from Anne Arundel Co. In 1848 he was a member of the Maryland State Senate and in 1849 he resigned to become a member of the U.S. House of Repensentatives he held this office until 1853.  He was an associate judge of the 5th Judicial District of Maryland from 1867 to 1853. He was a Democratic. He died at home and is buried in St. John's Cemetery, near Ellicott City.

William Alexander Hammond (28 August 1828—1900) surgeon general of the U.S. Army and brigadier general.  He was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the University of the City of New York in 1848.  He married twice, first to Helen Nisbet in 1849.  She died a few years after marriage. His second marriage was to Esther D. Chapin in 1886. He entered the army as First Lieutenant as an assistant surgeon. In 1860 he a professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Maryland.  When the Civil War started he entered the army becoming the surgeon general in April of 1862.  He was tried by court martial and dismissed from the army in August 1864. He then established a medical practice in New York.  The court martial was reviewed and he was restored to rank and placed on the retirement list. He was a professor of diseases of the mind and nervous system in Baltimore and New York medical colleges.  He resided in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Worthington Hammond (1822-1917) descended from John Hammond, who was the first member of the Hammond Family in Maryland. John was born on the Isle of Wight in England and arrived in Annapolis in 1685. He was a Major General, served as a burgess, as judge of the High Court of the Admiralty, He married Mary Howard about 1670.

He died about the 28th of November 1707. He was survived by his wife and sons: Thomas, John, William and Charles.

Nicholas went from left Maryland to go to California by ship and kept a diary of the trip around the Horn. This was around the time of the gold rush. Soon he realized that the way to a profit was to sell something needed to the miners. He left and went to Kentucky where he bought a large number of mules which he drove to California and sold as a handsome profit. He then returned to Maryland where at age 94 he died. His home was Bushy Park Farm, near Glenwood. He left his wife Mary Ellen Wood a son W.C. and two daughters.

Mathias Hammond (????-????) Maryland patriot, who wanted a house to occupy a proud place among the distinguished buildings of Annapolis. Being wealthy he hired the famous architect of the times to build it. The house today is considered to be one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the USA. It stands as a museum open daily.

Nicholas Worthington Hammond
From Maryland to California
 
 
 
 

MASSACHUSETTS
Thomas Hammond (this spelling was used in the American records) son of William  Hammonde and Mary Hammonde, was born in Melford, England, and baptized at that place with his twin brother John, September 2, 1603. Thomas was one of the first settlers of Hingham, MA, and he had land granted him at that place in 1636. He was a freeman of Hingham, March 9, 1636, and served on the grand jury in 1637. He removed with several other prominent men of Hingham to that section which now lies between Newton and Brookline, MA. On December 4, 1650, purchased land from Nicholas Hadgden. At the same time he also bought 13 acres from Robert Bradish, also 16 acres on Muddy River. He and Vincent Druce, in 1658 bought 600 acres in Muddy River which was called Royton Farm. He removed to Cambridge in 1650. In 1652 he sold part of the land in Hingham. In 1656 he sold the remainder. And bought in 1652 from Esther Sparhawk, 330 acres in Cambridge for 40 pounds. Thomas was a man of wealth and influence in Cambridge. His home stood near the city limits of Cambridge next to a body of water known as Hammond Pond.

He died in 1675, leaving an unsigned will, dated Oct 25, 1675. His estate amounted to 1,139 pounds, 16s. 2d.

On November 12, 1623, in Lavenham, England, he married Elizabeth Cason. She was born in Great Whelnetham, north of Lavenham. Daughter of Robert and Prudence (Hammonde) Cason. She was the granddaughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hammond of Great Whelnetham. (see group sheet for this family)

 Asa Hammond (changed his name to Samuel after his brother Samuel died) the following is Asa after name change.
Samuel Hammond, son of Samuel Hammond and Mary (Fiske) Hammond, (from Thomas Line above)was born July 12, 1766, at Watertown, MA. He was baptized Asa but changed his name after his brother died. He went to Boston and amassed a fortune. He engaged in many different business enterprises. He owned valuable land in the center of Boston's business district.

Died on November 4, 1833, in Boston leaving a large estate which was administered by his widow in 1834. He had married on June 4, 1794 in Boston to Sarah Dawes, born April 23, 1768.

 William Hammond (this I believe is the brother of Thomas above. Their father was married to a Rose Trippe ) from Lavenham, England came to America before 1635. He became surety in Watertown, May 25,1636 for a debt in England of his son William, who died in 1636. He gave a letter of attorney in 1647 to his son Thomas, to obtain possession of lands at Lavenham, which were in possession of his mother Rose Stewart.

Elizabeth age 47, Elizabeth age 15, Sarah age 10, and John age 7, came in the ship Francis of Ipswich April 30, 1634. Elizabeth called by Rev. John Lothrop "my sister" was received by him to the church of Scituate April 14, 1636 having a dismission from the church of Watertown this was the daughter who married Samuel House. William died Oct 8, 1662. Will dated July 1, 1662 age @ 88, mentions wife, son John, the four children of dec. dau Elizabeth House, dau Sarah Smith and her son Adam, dau Barnes, grandson Thomas. Son of dec son Thomas. Elizabeth died Sept 14, 1674.
 
 

MICHIGAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MINNESOTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MISSISSIPPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MISSOURI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONTANA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEBRASKA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEVADA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW JERSEY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW MEXICO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW YORK
Jabez Delano Hammond (2 August 1778—18 August 1885) congressman.  Jabez was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was the son of Jabez and Pricilla (Delano) Hammond.  He studied law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1805.  In 1826 he was awarded an honorary Masters degree from Union College. And an honorary L.L.D. from Hamilton College in 1845. He married twice. Miranda Stoddard was first married in 1810, she died a few years later leaving a son Wells Stoddard. His second marriage was to Laura Williams in 1834. He had two children by Laura.  He was a trustee of the Village of Cherry Valley, New York  in  1812.  He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1815 representing the State of New York as a Democrat.  In 1817 he became a member of the New York State Senate.  He was a  judge in Otsego County, New York from 1839 to 1847.  In 1845 he was appointed Regent of New York University.  He lived in Cherry Valley, dying there in 1885 at an age of 107 years.
 

 John Hammond (17 August 1827—28 May 1889) congressman.  He was born at Crown Point, New York. He graduated from Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute.  In 1849 he went to California as one of the "Forty-niner"  pioneers.  During  the Civil War, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private.  He was promoted as a Captain of the cavalry and later became a Brigadeer General.  After the Civil War he started an iron manufacturing bussiness and was president of Crown Point Iron Works for 25 years. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1879 to 1883.  He retired in 1884 and lived the remaining years in Crown Point, New York.
 
 
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NORTH DAKOTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OHIO

Charles Hammond (19 Sept 1779--03 Apr 1840) state senator and journalist. Charles was born in Baltimore, Md, the son of George and Elizabeth (Well) Hammond.  He studied law in 1800 under Philip Doodridge.  He was married two times, the first time, in 1803 to Sarah Tillinghast, who died only a short time after the marriage.  The second time was to a Miss Morehead. No children.  Charles was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1801, and in 1803, he was addmitted to the Federal Bar.  He wrote some strong Federalist articles for the Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio, about 1802.  In 1810 he moved to Belmont Co., OH and became a leader in the Ohio Federalist Party, was a member of the Ohio State Senate from 1813 to 1815.  He was publisher of the Ohio Federlist from 1813 to 1817, he resigned to become a member of the Ohio House of Representatives until 1821.  He was the first Ohio Supreme Court Reporter fron 1823 to 1840. He was the editoral writer for the Cincinnati Gazette from 1823 to 1825 at which time he became editor of the paper. He held this position until his death. He gained fame as a lawyer from the case of Osborn vs the Bank of the U.S. in 1824.

Charles Hammond. Extract from sketch by Judge G. L. Cranmer.

"Charles Hammond, who was perhaps the most profound lawyer that ever practiced at the bar of what is now the first judicial circuit, was a son of George Hammond, who emigrated to what is now Brooke county, in this state, in the year 1785, and settled on the waters of Buffalo creek, about five miles east of Wellsburg.  The father was a man of education and some culture, and possessed a retentive memory and appreciative taste.  He would frequently recite whole plays of Shakespeare, and he had committed to memory Young's "Night Thoughts," and many other poems.  He was a man of uncommon mental force and physical endurance.  His strong, bold views concerning men and things, he impressed indelibly and distinctly upon the young and susceptible mind and heart of his son Charles.  The studious habits of Charles, together with his love of composition and books, led his
father to determine that he should follow the profession of law. Accordingly he was entered as a student in the law office of Philip Doddridge, a man of genius and ability, and one of the first lawyers of his day.  Here he studied not only law, but devoted a portion of his time also to the study of political economy and the philosophy of history, in which, as well as in the study of the law, he made rapid progress.  He also now wielded his pen in the discussion of local and general questions, but he attracted but little attention as a writer, until the year 1799.  He was admitted to the bar in 1803, and immediately opened an office in Wellsburg, Va.  Judge Burnet, a man of culture and eminence in the line of his profession, was one of the
committee appointed by the court, at the time in session in Marietta, Ohio, for the purpose of examining young Hammond as to his legal
qualifications and ability.  So thorough and complete did he prove himself to be in the mastery of the principles of his profession that for years afterward this able and distinguished jurist was wont to mention with great satisfaction the readiness and thoroughness with which the young law student had responded to the searching inquiries put to him by the examining committee. Shortly after his admission to the bar, he removed to Wheeling, then a small village containing a population Of 400 or 500, where he remained until the year 1810.  In October of the same year, he entered into a matrimonial alliance with Miss Sarah Tillinghast, of Wellsburg.  The development of Wheeling as a municipality began in 1806, in which year it was incorporated as a town, and Mr. Hammond was appointed the first recorder.  During the period of his residence in Wheeling, an incident occurred, illustrative of his fairness and honesty of his character, in the highest degree commendable.  Gambling at that time prevailed to an
alarming extent in the community.  It was the fashionable vice of the day, and was indulged in by nearly all classes of society.  During a session of the court a large number of indictments were found against the least influential members of the community, under which they were put on trial and convicted, and heavy fines were imposed on the offenders.  Mr. Hammond was indignant at what he deemed the injustice practiced on these humble persons, and being unable to restrain himself he addressed the court substantially to the following effect:

"'May it please the court, it is impossible for me to stand this any longer.  Here are a number of individuals who have been indicted and fined for this offense who I know are unable to pay their fines, while a still larger number, greatly more able and far more guilty, escape the notice of the prosecuting attorney wholly.  I beg leave, therefore, first to file information against myself, and next against your honor, and then against the gentleman who prosecutes, and then upon the other members of the bar.  When these I have mentioned are fined, there will be little difficulty in fining those who are not less culpable.'  As a lawyer he had few equals, and was surpassed by none.  Possessed of a quick, vigorous and sententious mind, he detected as if by magic the weak points in his adversary's case, and promptly took advantage of them.  His business grew rapidly.  It was
not confined to the courts in Wheeling but extended throughout all the counties of West Virginia and eastern Ohio, as well as in the courts of the United States in these respective states, and in the supreme court of the United States.  In the judicial field he met as competitors such men as Obadiah Jennings, Samuel Paul, Noah Linsly, Philip Doddridge, John C. Wright, Benjamin Tappan, John M. Goodnow, Jeremiah Hallock, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John Sergeant and others, "all foemen worthy of his steel."  His sun paled in splendor before none of these luminaries, but shone as brightly as any.  In the spring of 1810 he changed his residence from Wheeling to Belmont county, Ohio, and located on a farm about four miles east of St. Clairsville, and since known as the "Woodmanse Farm."  Here he engaged in the practical duties of an agriculturist, while at the
same time pursued the practice of his profession.  In 1823 he moved to Cincinnati.  During his residence in Belmont county he perhaps was the instrument of settling amicably more cases than all the other members of the bar together.  No man was ever more free from the charge of fomenting litigation than he.  So marked was this trait in his character that the sheriff of the county was accustomed to express himself by saying that unless Charles Hammond left the county, he and the clerk would starve for the want of fees.  As we have already intimated he was a man of fixed opinions, which he earnestly and diligently sought to promulgate.  Hence he embraced frequent opportunities of giving currency to them in newspaper
communications.  His federalist views, to which he tenaciously clung, were not only unpopular, but daily growing distasteful.  As the hostilities between our own country and England became more imminent, and finally culminated in the war of 1812, those who had always respected his ability and sincerity shrank from publishing his views when tendered by him.  His opposition to the war was fearless and outspoken.  As a consequence he was denounced, threatened, abused and mobbed.  But this conduct on the part of his opponents only intensified his purpose in and resolving to maintain his rights by their exercise, he founded and established a journal of his own. Such was the origin of the OHIO FEDERALIST, printed for him at St. Clairsville, Ohio, by one John Berry.  Its motto was significant of the character of its owner, being the following extract from one of
Cowper's poems:

"'In freedom's field, advancing his firm foot
 He plants it on the line that Justice draws,
 And will prevail or perish in her cause.'

"In 1816 Belmont county sent him as her representative to the legislature, and in 1817, 1818, 1810 and 1820 he represented that county in the house of representatives and in the senate of the state.  Here his great ability was at once made manifest.  The acts drafted by him were models of perspicuity and brevity.  He prepared during his legislative career and revised the laws regulating descents and distributions, together with man of those referring to legal and chancery proceedings.  Many of the most important statutes were amended and revised, removing many ambiguities and repetitions, and introducing into them greater method and order.

"As a great constitutional lawyer he ranks with Marshall, Story and Webster.  His review of the opinion of Chief justice Marshall in the Bank of the United States vs. Osborne et al., is one of the most masterly arguments on record.  This argument, before its delivery, he submitted for inspection and perusal to Thomas Jefferson, who read it carefully and returned it with his approval to this effect: 'Your position is impregnable. Your arguments cannot be answered.  But the case will go against you, notwithstanding.'  And it did.  In speaking of this argument to William Wirt, Chief Justice Marshall said to him, that 'Charles Hammond had produced in that case the most remarkable paper that had been placed on file in any court since the days of Lord Mansfield.  That it had persuaded him that wrong was right in the case.' This from such a source was certainly high praise.

"He died in Cincinnati in the sixty-first year of his age, a worn-out and overworked man."
 
 
 
 
 

OKLAHOMA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OREGON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Asa Hammond (see Samuel) had sisters: Cyrena who married a Green. Roxana married Giles Lewis. Asa married Charlotte Dix.
 

Charles Hammond (black) was one of the first slaves to come to Montrose PA. He and his wife worked for Isaac Post for a great many years. They were steady and industrious. Mrs Hammond keeps a resturant on Wall St, NYC.  They escaped with 5 others, riding their masters horses the first night. They abandoned the horses and turned them homeward towards morning. Making their way by night they finally reached Montrose.
 

Ezra Hamon born March 14, 1774 in Pennsylvania, went to Kentucky about 1795 married Hannah Farra born in Jessamine Co. He was a farmer and stone mason, died in 1863. She died in 1842 after having 12 children. Ambrose Dudley Hammond born in Woodford Co. Ky was one of the sons (one of 9) he married Eliza Jane Hardesty on Jan 17,1825. They had 5 children.
 

G.C. Hammond 1865 principal of Montrose grade school
 

Robert Hanna Hammond (28 April 1791—2 June 1847) congressman and army officer.  He was born in Milton, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from the academy in Milton.  He began a business as a merchant.  He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Militia. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.  In 1817 he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant.  He was postmaster in Milton and was elected as a "Van Buren Democrat" from Pennsylvania to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1837.  During the Mexican War he was commander paymaster of the U.S. Army.  He was wounded in battle and ordered home on sick leave.  He sailed on the steamship Orleans bound for New Orleans, but on June 2, 1847 he died on the high seas.  His body was brought and buried in Milton Cemetery.
 

Samuel Hammond (            ) In 1817 Samuel came from Cheshire County, New Hampshire to Susquehanna County, PA and bought an improvement made by David Haven, near the south line of New Milford, where his son, Lieutenant-Col Asa Hammond now resides.  Late in the fall of the year 1819 he was joined by his son Asa, then 25 years old.  Asa was healthy and robust and possessed a remarkable degree of body strength. The following incident proves this:

At the age of twenty few dared to cope with him in  any kind of manual labor.  About this time he cut, split and piled over five cords of 36 inch wood per day for three months in succession. A young wood-cutter of considerable renown hearing of Hammond's work and not likeing the ideal of being beat, came to try a contest with him, claiming that he could out chop him. Proceeding to the woods, the race began and all day long the measured strokes of the heavy axe fell with more than ordinary force.  At night the wood was piled, the great wood-cutter found he had four and one-half cords. Hammond had six cords.

Mr Hammond came the whole distance from New Hampshire with a yoke of oxen and wagon being twenty-one days on the road. The next year he cleared five acres of flat land rolling all the logs alone, many being 3 ft in diameter.  He has always been one of the temperate men drinking no whiskey, tea nor using any tobacco.  At his house raiseing he furnished no liquor and people came and helped anyway. The first house or building to raised without liquor beening furnished.

He trained in the Independant Company of Light Infantry and was mad a major under Colonel Lee Richardson. Later he was promoted to the rank of colonel.

He is at present (1885) the oldest oldest living man in the township, being ninety three. He has 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, has been a faithful member of the Episcopal Church for more than fifty years. He has been an exemplary citizen.
 
 
 
 
 
 

RHODE ISLAND
William Gardiner Hammond (3 May 1829—12 April 1894) legal educator.  He was born at Newport, Rhode Island.  He married twice, first to Lydia Bradford Torrey in may of 1852. The second was to Juliet Martha Roberts. He graduated from Amherst College in 1849. He studied law under Samuel E. Johnson in Brooklyn, New York.  He attended the University of Heidelberg, Germany for a year.  He was admitted to the New York bar in 1851. He practiced in Brooklyn for five years and then went to Europe for three years.  He then moved to Iowa where he setup legal practice and he founded the Western Jurist in Des Moines.  He was partly responsible for the Iowa Law Code of 1873.  He opened his own private law school that became the University of Iowa.  He was chancellor and head of the law department until 1880 at which time in 1881 he became dean of the Washington University of Law in St. Louis from 1881 to 1894.
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOUTH CAROLINA
James Henry Hammond (15 November 1807—13 November 1864) senator, former governor of South Carolina, and congressman.  He was born in Stoney Battery, in the Newbury District of South Carolina.  He was the son of Elisha and Catherine (Spann) Hammond. He graduated  from South Carolina College, and was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1828. He married Catherine FitzSimmons on 23 June 1831.  He founded the Southern Times in 1830.  He was elected governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1844 on a platform of supporting states rights.  He favored South Carolina’s seccession from the Union.  He was also elected as a U.S. congressman and as senator.  He gave a speech while in office that was answered by Lincoln it was called the "Cotton King Speech", were he stated that "the slaves and wage earners were the very mudsills of society."  He died at Beach Island, South Carolina
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOUTH DAKOTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TENNESSEE
Earl A. Hammond, manager, secretary and treasurer of the Saint Louis Furnishing Co. Is one of the solid men of Hickman Ky and a well-known man of Fulton Co. whose services are rendered in the capacity of undertaker to many in the time of their greatest bereavement. Warl was born in Gibson Co. TN, March 12,1878, a son of J.T. Hammond.

J.T. was born in Crockett Co. TN., in 1854, and died in Gibson Co. TN. in 1912. After a boyhood and youth spent in Crockett Co. J.T. moved to Gibson Co. where he married and became one of the successful farmers of this region. He died in Gibson Co. A conscientious man, he thought deeply before making a decision and his support of the democratic party was given because he thought they represented the best policies for the country. J.T. was married to Dixie Allen who was born in Gibson Co. and was very young when they married. She died in 1915. Having borne the following children: Earl A., Albert, who resided at Obion Station, Obion Co. TN., Y.W. who died age 21, Oscar, who died at age 22, Ollie, who died age 19, Allie who was a twin to Ollie, is a farmer of Fulton Co. Ky. The Hammonds are of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and the family was founded in Virginia during the Colonial epoch of this country. Earl comes of the same nationality through the Allens, this family also being established in this country in pre-Revolutionary days, when settlement was made by them in North Carolina.

Earl A. Hammond was raised on his fathers farm in Gibson Co. and he remained there until he was 20. He married first in 1902 to Ella Hanna in Dyer Co. TN., she died in 1905 in Hickman KY. In 1906 he married Bettie Hodges.

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TEXAS
Texan disappointed at not finding grave of his father.

This week (1930's) seventy years after his father's death a Texas man came to the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee to search for the grave of his father, who was killed while leading a charge on a Federal breast-works 31 December 1862 during the Battle of Stones River.  No trace was found of his father's final resting place, so he returned home.

The son now a strapping man of seventy-odd years, and a typical Southern Gentleman, was Pat H. Hammond of Terrell, Texas.  He was disapointed at his failure to find any record of his father, who was Capt. Richard Powell Hammond. A misunderstanding as to the marking of graves caused Mr. Hammond to make the long train trip to Murfreesboro. Mr. Hammond found only the graves of some Federal Soldiers marked when he went to the battle field.

Among personal possessions which were returned to the family after the father's death was a diary kept in pin and ink with daily entries made by his father from the time he was mustered into the Confederate service until the night before his death.

William A. Hammonds wife Phoebe had a son born in El Paso, Chester Allen Hammonds on May 9, 1888. Chester married Myrtle Cunningham 3 July 1912. He died 16 June 1947. (Need information on William's family and Texas Hammonds)

John Johnson Hammonds; Several descendants of John J. say that his father came from Scotland, but after 25 years of
research, Stratton Hammonds of Louisville, KY claims that the father of John J. was John Hammonds of Wilkes Co NC.  He bases this assumption on minutes of the Old Roaring River Baptist Church of Wilkes Co NC. Which mention a John Hammonds and wife, Mary; also a Rachel Johnson, whom John married after Mary died.

The first pages of the minute book are missing and begins with the following in 1785.
Saturday, the 9th of Sept. The church met and sat together and saw cause to deny Sister Mary King fellowship......Sister Henne Adams denied that Sister Rachel Johnsjon sited her to meeting and the Church saw cause to deny her fellowship, 1797.
On this same page is a mention that John Hamon and wife Mary applied for dismission and it was granted on Feb. 6, 1796. On the 1788 minutes they listed Peter, Elijah and William Hammond.
On the 1797 minutes they listed John, Joel, Ganaway, Oberdience, Fanny and Rachel Johnson.

John and Rachel Hammonds moved to KY, where John J. was born on 21 Jan 1802 in Lincoln Co. They had 2 other sons listed. Charles who went to IL. Thomas who went west.

After John died Rachel married a Hodges.  John J. married Nancy Melinda Lindsey on 25 Mar 1826 in Hardeman Co TN.
From TN., John J. moved to AR about 1830 and then to TX about 1835.  He joined the army in TX in 1836 to fight  Mexico.
The family bible of John Johnson Hammonds is owned by Mildred Young Patrick of Decatur, GA. anyone haveing a copy please me a copy.
The Bible has the following : From the Teneha Dist, Shelby Co. TX, John J. and family moved to Navarro Co TX. They had the following children: Nancy Janetie b. 16 Mar 1827 TN,--Rachel Manerva b. 24 Mar 1830 AR,--Mary Rosetta b. 26 Mar 1833, AR,-- Isaac Lindsey b. 2 Jan 1836, TX,-- Amanda Paralle b. 4 Feb 1839 TX,-- John Conda Hicks b. 18 May 1842, TX,-- Rufus Leonidas b. 13 May 1844 TX,-- Malinda Beth b. ?? TX,-- Charles Columbus b. 29 Dec 1850 TX,-- Willie b. 8 Jan 1854 died 1859.

John J. is supposed to have told his grandchildren stories of sitting before a fireplace in the little KY cabin listening to his stepfather tell of serving in the French and Indian Wars with Washington under British Gen. Braddock. He also told about the Great Earthquake and about the earthen pots falling to the floor and breaking, and the formation of Reelfoot Lake.

He died in Corsicana TX in 1873 and Nancy Melinda died 17 Aug 1883 in Belle Plains TX. this was near the present town of Baird TX  in Callahan Co. See family group sheets.
 
 
 
 
 

UTAH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

VERMONT
Edwin Hammond (29 May 1801—31 December 1870) He was born  in Middlebury, Vermont, son of Elnathan and Deborah (Carr) Hammond. Married Alpha Olmstead in 1828, they had 3 children. Edwin raised Merion Sheep and improved this breed and made it one of the most profit branch of animal husbandry in New England at the time.  He also founded the Vermont State Agriculture Society in 1851 and was their president for several years.   He aided and advised in the formation of the New England Agriculture Society. He belonged to several agriculture groups and helped to frame a schedule on wool and woolens in connection of the tariff of 1867. He was a member of the Vermont State Legislature and a trustee of Middlebury College.
 
 
 
 
 
 

VIRGINIA

Joseph Hammons (@1769/70-1860/61 ) was born in Pittsylvania Co VA, son of Rev William and Sarah Parsons Hammons.  He married Sarah Collins in Wilkes Co NC ? moved to Russell Co VA then later to Lether, Perry and Knott Cos KY died in Magoffin Co KY.

Joseph's family came originally from Scarning in Norfolk, England near a Viking burial site called Hamund's Grave.  They later moved to the outskirts of London. John and son Ambrose came to VA about 1666.  John may have been here earlier and returned to England.
 

Leroy Hammond, (@1740---@1800) born in Richmond County, VA about 1740; was reared and educated in his native state; married Mary, dau of John Tyler, of Essex County; removed to Georgia in 1765 and thence to South Carolina, where
he engaged in the tobacco business, being a dealer for many years, during the early years of the Rev War he was commissioned a colonel. Served in the Snow campaign and in the campaign against the Cherokees in 1776. He was employed by the state of South Carolina and Congress as an Indian agent. In 1779 he was in the battle of Stono Ferry, after the fall of Charleston he was constantly engaged in the fighting against the Loyalists, British and Indians. In 1781 he was at the siege of Augusta and after at the battle of Ninety-six serving under Gen Greene and later under Gen Pickens.  After the battle of Eutaw he was active in guerilla warfare, he died about 1800.
 
 

Sammuel Hammond (21 September 1757—11 September 1842) revolutionary soldier, governor of Missouri and banker.  He was born in Farnham’s Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.  He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Steele) Hammond.  His parents were second cousins.  During the Revolutionary War he raised a company of minute-men and commanded them at the battle of Long Bridge, near Norfolk in December of 1776.  In 1779 he joined General Lincoln’s Army with the rank of captain and throughtout the war served in the southern colonies.  He was present at the fall of Charleston and afterward gathered a small band of patriots together and headed for North Carolina; being joined there by a detachment from Pickins regiment.  He participated in the important battles of the area.  After the war he settled in Savannah, Georgia.  He started a mercantile business that caused him to travel  to South America and France.  He was a member of the Georgia legislature from Chatham County.  In 1793 he was again in the army commanding a batalion of Chatham County Militia against the Creek Indians.  He was elected to the U.S.  House of Representives in 1802.  At that time Louisiana was purchased from France.  He was appointed colonel commandant of the northern part of Louisiana by Jefferson. He stated at this position from 1804 to 1866. He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas in 1811. Was elected as president of the territorial council.  For twenty years he made his home in the small French village of St. Louis.  In 1824 the family moved to a plantation that he owned on the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia.  Although he was nearing 70 he continued in public service.  He was elected surveyor general of South Carolina in 1827 and secretary of state in 1831.  He was the first president of the first bank of St. Louis. He married twice, first to Wid. Rebecca (Elbert) Rae in 1783. She died 15 years later. On May 25,1802 he married Eliza Amerlia O’Keefe.  No children were produced by either woman.  He resided on his plantation until death, near Augusta GA.
 

John Hammond
The House of Burgesses of 1653, having yielded to the authority of Parliament, was evidently subject to Puritan influence, for it expelled two members from the Isle of Wight Co. for their Cavalier sympathies. James Pyland being one. John Hammond was the other member of the House from the Isle of Wight who was expelled for his Royalist sympathies. The House, on the 25th of November 1652, resolved, "we find Mr. John Hammond returned a Burgess from the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight, to be notoriously known as a scandalous person and a frequent disturber of the peace of the country, by libel and other illegal practices and conceive it fit he be expelled from the House, and that warrant issue to the sheriff of the said county for election of another Burgess in his stead."

Hammond moved to Maryland and warmly supported Captain William Stone against the Puritans. After the Battle of the Severn he fled to England and while over there composed a treatise on Virginia and Maryland which he called "Leah and Racheal" dedicating it to Governor Stone and Dr. James Williamson of Rappahannock. It was very partisan and of no great value as a correct narrative of the struggle between the Cavaliers and Puritans.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WASHINGTON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEST VIRGINIA
Philip Hammond (German) was born in 1753 in Germany. His wife Christena Cook daughter of Valentine and Susannah (Baughman) Hammond. They were married in Greenbrier Co. on March 3, 1780. He enlisted in 1776 for service in the American Revolution from Greenbrier Co. He served three years as a Colonel. After the war he moved to Kentucky, living in Fayette Co. then moved to Madison Co. where he owned property in 1789, then to Montgomery Co. about 1893 and finally to Jackson Co. Alabama, where he died on August 3, 1832. He was buried on a farm where his wife was later buried on January 28, 1842. They were removed to Valley Head, Alabama on March 10, 1972.
 
 
 
 
 
 

WISCONSIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WYOMING
 
 
 
 
 

WALES
Adam Hamon was a native of Wales, born 1688. He came to America and settled in Virginia. I don't know if he married in Wales or Virginia, nor to who.  The follow are said to be his children: Abraham, Thomas, John, Esther, Nancy and Scott. Ezra born 1774 in Pennsylvania, married Hanna Farra. Ezra was on the 1810 Kentucky Census. Ezra had the following children: Amos, Dudley, Charles, Abraham, Nelson, John, Eliad, Martha, Margaret and Italy.
 

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