Hammond


Much has been written about the Hammond Family and its roots in England. Many researchers link this family line with the Hammond Family of Maryland whose John Hammond was descended from English nobility. While it is likely the two families are related, these connections are not very well documented. This being noted, our line of Hammonds did produce many proud patriots of the new land, including political statesmen and Revolutionary War heroes. The first ancestors of our Hammond line to arrive in the United States came to Virginia around the mid 1600's. My earliest documentation of this line begins with Job Hammond in North Farnham Parish, Virginia who was married to Elizabeth.

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Job Hammond is believed to be born in England around 1645 and died Jan 2 1726 in North Farnham Parish, near Richmond VA. He married Elizabeth who died June 17 1717.

According to the North Farnham Parish Register Records, 1672-1800:
"Born, JOB, the son of Job and Elizabeth Hammond, July 10 1677.
Born, Elizabeth, the daughter of Job and Mary (sic) Hammond, Nov 22, 1689.
Born, William, son of Job and Elizabeth Hammond, Sept 3 1682.
Born, Winnifred, Daughter of Job and Elizabeth Hammond, July 22, 1687."

The children of Job and Elizabeth were:
Joyce
Job II
Elizabeth
William
John
William

It is through these children that many of the Hammond lines in South Carolina and Georgia decended.


Job Hammond II, the son of Job and Elizabeth Hammond, was born Jul, 10 1677 and died Oct 19 1756. He married Amadine Baylis, daughter of Thomas Baylis, born Sept 1 1703 North Farnham Parish VA.
Richmond County Court Book N-3, page 351: 8/3, 1704 states:
"James Sanford, age 76, or thereabouts, being sworn, saith, that some time before Mr. Robert Baylis, Sr. departed this life he sent for me your deponant and desired me to take notice that the two feather beds he then lay on was not mentioned in his will and that he gave them to William Baylis, grandson to said Robert Baylis, and to Amadine Baylis, granddaughter to said Robert Byalis and desired that said beds be delivered to the said grandchildren, etc....the aforesaid be with bolster and rugs and sheets delivered before the said Baylis eatate was divided by mutual consent of the Executor of persons interested. One to Jne Baylis for the use of her son William; the other to Mr Thomas Baylis for use of his daughter Amadine and Futher said not.
James Sanford" - partially abstracted
Job Hammond and Amadine Baylis had the following children:
Thomas b April 29 1702
Susanna b Jan 7 1705
Mersy b Mar 17 1715
Samuel b Mar 19 1722
Jarvis b Sept 27 1727
Job b June 25 1729

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Samuel Hammond, son of Job and Amadine Hammond, born March 19 1722 North Farnham Parish and died Oct 1806 in South Carolina. He married Mary Jenkins born May 2 1720 in Northumberland County VA and died May 1816 in South Carolina.
The children of Samuel Hammond and Mary Jenkins were
Job b
Samuel b
Rawleigh b
Charlotte b
According to Meet Your Hammond Relatives by Mildred Clark Womack, 1975:
"Samuel as a young man moved to Fairfax County, Virginia and in the county at the age of twenty eight he married Mary, the young widow of William Jenkins."

By the time of the American Revolutionary War, Samuel and Family lived in Nutbush District, Granville County NC. This is where, according to records of the DAR, he served his military service along side his sons Rawleigh and Samuel, Jr., receiving the rank of Captain.

At this point our Samuel is often confused with his more celebrated cousin, Col. Samuel Hammond.

In 1768, Capt Samuel Hammond contracted to teach school for a year in Granville NC.
According to his teaching contract:
"We, whose names are hereunto subscribed to oblige ourselves, our heirs executors and administrators to pay unto Samuel Hammond, his heirs, executors, and assigners, the several sumes herafter mentioned for teaching the following branches, viz:
Reading, at twenty shillings Virginia Currency per head in which no pains will be wanting to give children a true pronunciation and proper delivery.
Writing, agreeable to an approved and familiar method at twenty-five shillings Virginia Currency per head.
Arithmetic, in a laconic and expeditionus manner peculiarly adapted to fit youth for mercantile business, at twenty-five shillings Virginia Currency per head.
Surveying, at two pounds Virginia Currency per head.
The year to commence the first day of Febuary AD 1769; one fourth of which tuition shall be due at the end and expiration of three months, being the 30th of April AD 1769; the second payment of one fourth to become due and demandable on the 30th of October ensuing. The forth of December to become due and demandable on the 31st of January AD 1770 and to find the said Hammond a good and sufficient schoolhouse near Major Bullock...etc., in consideration thereof the said Hammond doth propose and oblige himself to teach the above branches in the aforesaid schoolhouse in so provided and give attendance according to custom; from the 1st day of February AD 1769 till the 31st day of Jan 1770."

Abstracts of Ganville County NC records show:
Apr 29 1786 Samuel Hammond to Vinkler Jones for 91 pds 5 shillings, 350 acres whereon I now live adjoining land of Len H Bullock, Henry Wilson, John Wm Daniel, Benjm Thomas William Martin, and land of Bartlet Searcy. Mortgage. Wts: Sherwood Sims, Jr, Westwood A Jones."

Around 1788, Capt Sam with his sons, Sam, Jr and Rawleigh, settled in Old Camden District, Kershaw Co South Carolina where he remained until his death in 1806.

Inscriptions from the gravestone in the Hammond Family Graveyard in Heath Springs SC near the Lancaster and Kershaw County line. Hurricane Hugo damaged many of the gravestones in the cemetery as the storm plowed across South Carolina. Luckily, family historians documented the inscriptions of these valuable historical records many years before. Also buried in this cemetery are Captain Sam's sons Samuel Jr and Rawleigh.

"In Memory of Samuel Hammond Son of Job and Amadine Hammond Born in Richmond Co VA the 9th March 1722 and died in October 1806"
Nearby:
"In Memory of Mary Hammond Wife of Samuel Hammond Born in Northumberland Co VA May 2nd 1720 Who departed this Life in May 1816."

Samuel Hammond's Will
1805
Abstract
"Camden Courthouse, SC Feb 9 1805.
I bequeath to my wife, Mary Hammond, my negro woman by the name of Letty, and her three children by the name of Billy, Jack and Ned; also my living stock and every kind and household furniture to her, etc.
2ndly, I give to my son Job Hammond, one negro boy by the name of Ned
3rdly, I bequeath to my son Samuel Hammond, one negro boy named Jack.
4thly, I bequeath to my son Rawleigh Hammond, one negro boy by the name of Billy during his life and after his decease I give to my grandaughter Milly B Bruer, said Billy.
5thly, I give to my daughter Charlotte Collins, one negro name of Letty with her future increase.....My desire is that all my goods and chattels be equally divided between my four children: Job, Samuel, Rawleigh, and Charlotte Collins.
Lastly I appoint my son-in-law Lewis Collins and my son Rawleigh Hammond Executors, etc. etc., etc.
Samuel Hammond, Book D, pp 43-46 Dept 30 1067
Camden Courthouse, SC
Wit
Robert Bowden
Sherrod Sims

Samuel Hammond, Jr born Nov 11 1753, Fairfax Co VA and died Aug 18 1844. He is buried in the Hammond Family Cemetery at Heath Springs, SC.

*Note: This Samuel Hammond is the cousin of Colonel Samuel Hammond of SC.

The exact identity of the wife or wives of Samuel Hammond is debatable. One family historian argues that he was married to Winifred Sims, daughter of Sherwood Sims a family friend and witness to Capt Sam's will. They assert this claim by mentioning that one of Sam Jr's sons was named Sherwood/Sherrod and another son may have had the middle name of Sims. Another family historian goes one step further and claims Sam Jr was married twice, the first one being named Winnifred Jenkins with whom he had a son named John, the second being Frances Sims. Another contends that he was married to Winnifred Twitty, descendant of Peter Twitty. Still another group claims that this woman was Native American of Choctaw heritage. While it is VERY possible that Sam was married multiple times, I have seen no official documented evidence backing any one of these claims. I found no evidence of death records or burial sites in AL for any of these women.

According to Mr Harry Stanz in his publication "The HAMMOND Family of Sumter and Marengo Counties, Alabama":
Samuel was married to Winifred Sims b abt 1760 in Granville Co NC or VA
Another Hammond researcher, contends:
"Samuel first married Winnifred Jenkins. They had one child: John.
Samuel second married Frances Sims."
He didn't list any children from the marriage of Frances and Samuel.

Harry Stanz:
Samuel served in VA and SC during the Revolutionary War Pension # 21807. Samuel and wife deeded their land in 1784 at which time they left Warren Co NC. The deed was witnessed by Sherwood Sims, Jr. Their son Mathias was named for Mathias Sims.

North Carolina tax records show Samuel Hammond Sr, Job Hammond, and Samuel Hammond Jr as tax payers in Granville County NC in 1785.

Around 1788, the family located to Old Camden District, Kershaw Co, South Carolina. Many other Hammond family members settled there also, including Sam's father Capt Samuel Hammond and mother Mary Jenkins who are buried in the Hammond Family Cemetery in Heath Springs SC.

1800 census Kershaw Co NC lists Samuel with 8 sons and 4 daughters.

Samuel and Family relocated to the Tombigbee River area of the Mississippi Territory around 1808.

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Samuel is listed on the 1810 census of Mississippi Territory as is son Mathias.

Samuel is often confused with his cousin, the more notorious Samuel Hammond, Revolutionary War colonel. Even the US Government confused the two as reflected in the following correspondence:
The Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Washington, DC was asked to send the last payment of this pension, and they sent the following, but evidently he is a different man. (penciled in is : SC-VA-521807)
"Samuel Hammond, a pensioner of the Revolutionary War, Certificate no 14146, South Carolina Agency. The records of this office show that the last payment of pension, covering the period from March 4 1842 to Sep 4 1842 was made on Sept 13 1842 at the pension agency in Charleston, South Carolina to A Gordon Magrath as attorney for the pensioner. On September 6 1842 the pensioner certified that he resided in Edgefield District SC and had resided there for a period of 52 years."

Children of Samuel Hammond and wife/wives:

Samuel Sims b Apr 8 1784
Winifred b Apr 8 1784
Mathias b Feb 27 1790
Lemuel b 1795
Sherwood b
William Raleigh
Sarah
Elizabeth
Charlotte
John?
Thomas? (supposedly died at Ft Mims)
Jeremiah?

Descendents of Samuel Hammond Jr

Mathias Hammond was born Feb 27 1796 in Camden District, SC and died after 1860 in Newton county MS. He married Mary Gray daughter of Basil Napoleon Bonaparte Gray on Feb 6 1812. Mary was born Apr 11 1796 in Georgia and died in Newton county MS.


Mathias is listed in the 1813 tax rolls of Clarke Co AL.

He served in 15th Regiment of Mississippi Territory Militia under Capt Lovelace Mott in the War of 1812.

According to a letter dated Nov 13 1850 accompanying an application for bounty land grants:

"Matthias Hammond, Lemuel Hammond, Sherrod S Hammond and Bazzell Gray ....were drafted at the same time and place and served in the same company, Capt. Mott's Co. ...They were drafted at Suggsville, Ala and marched from thence to Fort Claiborne and from thence to Fort Montgomery and afterwards returned to Fort Claiborne where they were mustered out of service."
The letter is credited to Alexander C Pickett to the Commissioner of Pensions in Washington, DC.


Matthias Hammond is listed on a petition to congress from the Alabama Territory dated 1817. The petition concerned the placement of boundaries for the potential state of Mississippi. Citizens along the banks of the Tombigbee River were concerned with proposed state boundary being placed along that waterway.


Mathias occurs frequently in public records of Clarke and Marengo Counties as a witness to legal agreements and marriages.
In Clarke County Notes:
"M.T. Road Return. Jonas Spikes, Mattias Hammond, John Gilmer, Wm. Murell, Jonas Mott, Vinson Harrison and Wm. Windham Commissioners testified that on 2/24/1816 a certified road was laid off from the present Court House to Murrell's Ferry on the Tombigby."

"Article of Agreement from James Thornton to Leonard Rush for a lot in Coffeeville and negro woman, Paley. Wit: Wm. Hinson, Mattias Hammond; Nall Christmas, J. P. Rec. 6/19/1819."

"Mathias Hammond of Marengo County purchased land `according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled "an act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands" for the west half of the south east quarter of section fourteen in township sixteen of range three east in the district of lands offered for sale at St Stephens AL containing seventy nine acres and ninety three hundredths of an acre.'

The sale took place Feb 1 1826."


When the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit was ratified in 1830 relinquishing the Choctaw nation's claim to lands in Western Alabama and Eastern Mississippi, the Hammond group moved north to the western banks of the Tombigbee River in present day Sumter County AL. This land is a part of the famous "Black Belt" area known for its dark, fertile soil. During the Antebellum period of 1830-1850, this area located across the center of the state of Alabama saw a great flush of prosperity. Plantations with African slave labor grew King Cotton, the cash crop of the time. Large landowners built lavish homes and formed an elite society later romanticized in books like Gone with the Wind. The Hammond families of Sumter County were farmers. While none of them were high rollers in the cotton trade, they appear to have run successful small farming enterprises in years preceding the American Civil War.

In 1837, "Sumter Co Ancestral Homestead Records" lists Mathias Hammond with four significant land purchases: March 30 --120 acres
May 15--80 acres
August 1--40 acres

1840 Federal Census of Sumter Co lists Mathias with the following:
1m 50-60 1f 40-50
1m 20-30
2m 15-20
1m 10-15
3m 5-10
2m 0-5
He listed owning 9 slaves.

1850 Federal Census of Sumter County Intercourse Township lists the following:
Mathias 60 Farmer b SC
Mary 53 GA
Samuel A 24 AL
Mathias Jr. 18 AL
Wiley F 16 AL
John K (?) 14 AL
Henry 11 AL
James L 8 AL
Bazile C B 29 AL
Napoleon 1 AL
Thaddeus Q 5 AL
B N B Hammond and his sons Napoleon and Thaddeus were living with Mathias after the untimely death of Amelia Hitt, B N B Hammond's first wife.
In that same census Mathias is listed on the Slave Schedule as owning (correction) 9 people.
On 28 May 1859, Mathias Hammond received a land grant in Newton County described as the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 21, Township 7, Range 11 East, totally 80.77 acres and for which Mathias paid a total of #100.96 at $1.25 an acre. Owning adjoining land were Isaac Hollingsworth, David Riser, and Samuel T. Jones.
On April 4 1860, Mathias Hammond purchased land in Newton County MS. The location of the Hammond residence is believed to be approximately three miles west of Decatur. Census records indicate that many of his children were already living in the area by 1855. The reason for this move may likely be the result of the volatile cotton growing business. At a time when progressive farming method like crop rotation and fertilization were unknown, once the nutrients in the soil were spent, the owners often sold their interests and moved literally greener pastures.

I have no information concerning the death date or burial place for Mathias Hammond.
In 1860, Mathias is located on page 80 of the Federal Census of Newton County, Mississippi, as follows:

#554/550 Mathias Hammons 70 farmer SC
Marthy 48? GA
James 17 AL
Henry Jones



Children of MATHIAS HAMMOND and MARY GRAY are:
Jhenca (Gincy) b December 05 1814 Clarke County, Alabama (Mississippi Territory) d. Aft 1880.
Lemuel G. b April 18 1818 Clarke County, Alabama (Mississippi Territory) m Martha A. Jones December 29 1842 Sumter County, Alabama.
Basil Napoleon Bonaparte (BUD) b May 16 1821 Alabama d. September 30 1866 Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi.
William M. b January 05 1824 Alabama.
Sebron Basil/Bazzel b May 10 1826 Alabama d. Bet September 1874 - February 1878 Newton County, Mississippi.
Samuel Amos H. b May 19 1829 Alabama m. Hannah Penelope Loftin, June 17, 1852.
It is not clear what happened to Samuel, but according to descendants, he and Hannah had three children and she returned to North Carolina to live.

Mathias R Jr, b February 03 1832 Marengo County, Alabama d April 02 1892 Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas.

Wiley Fernandez b May 14 1834 Marengo County, Alabama.
Possibly the Wiley F. Hammond who served in Company C 4th Batt, Louisiana Infantry CSA. He served in the rank of Second Lt
John R b March 01 1837 Marengo County, Alabama.
Washington Peter Henry b November 11, 1839 Alabama; d Abt 1870 Angelina County, Texas.
James L b May 16 1843 Sumter County, Alabama.


Sebron Bazzle Hammond was born May 10, 1826 in Alabama, and died Bet. September 1874 - February 1878 in Newton County, Mississippi. He married FRANCES (FRANKIE) GILMORE February 12 1846 in Marengo County, Alabama, daughter of JOHN GILMORE and ELIZABETH GRAY. She was born August 03 1824 in Marengo County, Alabama, and died Aft February 1891 in Newton County, Mississippi.

Much of the first generation information has been taken from the family records of Rev. W. B. Hammond son of Sebron Hammond.

The wedding of Sebron and Frances was performed in Marengo County AL with William C. Hammond as bondsman.

Minutes of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Newton County, Mississippi:

August 1873--Brother Sebron Hamond selected as alternate delegate to annual conference.

January 1874--S. B. Hammond appointed to a committee.

September 1874--Recieved by letter S. B. Hammond and wife, Sister A. R. Hammond and Bro. John M. Hammond.

February 1878: Sister Frances Hammond, Rebecca, and John Hammond granted letters of dismission.

Sebron is buried at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Newton County, Mississippi located off Hwy 15 south of the town of Newton.

Notes for FRANCES (FRANKIE) GILMORE:
Selected minutes, Midway Baptist Church:

March 1878:

By previous arrangement the following brethren met at the place known as Midway in Newton County, Mississippi on the 23rd of March A. D. 1878 for the purpose of complying with the wish of the brethren and sisters in that vicinity to be organized into a Regular Church of Jesus Christ--to wit, Elders N. L. Clarke, Zach. K. Gilmore and And.. J. Freeman. The brethren in consultation appointed Elder N. L. Clarke Moderator of the Presbytery and And. J. Freeman, Clerk.
After Divine services conducted by Elder N. L. Clarke from 3rd chapter 15th verse of first Timothy the Presbytery proceeded to the business before them.
The letters of the brethren and sisters were called for and read and the names of the bearers recorded in the order of their reading, to wit, Sister Laura T. Greenlee, Sister E. W. Greenlee, Sister M. C. Harris, Mary A. Scoggins, Sophia Atkinson, Frances Hammond, Almana R. Hammond, John B. Hammond, W. J. Ratheal, Sarah E. Ratheal, Asberry Bell, Sarah J. Bell, J. C. Pearcy, Martha Pearcy, Ellen Pearcy, J. A. Keith, Ida M. Freeman, Sarah J. Freeman, Elder And. J. Freeman, Elmira C. Freeman, Mahana Harris (notation shows count of 21 members) which letters of Mt. Pisgah Association were found to be regular.

Midway Baptist Church, Newton Co., Miss., June 19th, 1886
Saturday before 3rd Lord's Day in June A. D. 1886. After sermon by the pastor, church met in conference when letter of dismission was granted to J. M. and W. B. Hammond, Sisters Frances and A. R. Hammond and Bro. W. P. Galloway. Adjourned in due form.

A. J. Freeman, Mod.
Willie J. McMullan, C. C.
G. F. Williams, Pro. Tem.

Midway Baptist Church, Newton Co., Miss., February A. D., 1891
After sermon by pastor, church met in conference. W. B. Hammond and Sisters E. J., Frances and A. R. (Hammond) applied for membership by letter and were received. No business. On motion, adjourned.

Frances is buried in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Newton Co MS.


Children of SEBRON HAMMOND and FRANCES GILMORE are:
MARY E. (PUSS) b. December 11, 1846, Sumter County, Alabama.
ALMINA REBECCA b. January 24, 1849, Sumter County, Alabama; d. Aft. 1900.
ALMINA REBECCA HAMMOND did not marry.
AMELIA ROUNDTREE (MELIA) b. August 08, 1850, Sumter County, Alabama; d. February 23, 1936, Lawrence, Mississippi.
NANCY ANNIE MONICA b. December 01, 1852, Sumter County, Alabama; d. October 30, 1924, Lawrence, Mississippi.
John Mathias “Johnny” b. July 11, 1858, Newton County, Mississippi; d April 12 1937 Jasper Co MS
WILLIAM BAZZLE (WID) b. April 30, 1861, Newton County, Mississippi; d. February 14, 1947, Lawrence, Newton County, Mississippi.



In 1880, many of the family members were in the process of moving from Newton County, as described in a letter from Almina Rebecca Hammond to her sister Milley (Amelia) and to Bud Hammond, who remained in Newton County. The letter is presented with limited editing:

Pelahatcha, Rankin Co. Miss. Dec the 10 1880


Dear brother and sister

For the first time as I have a few leisur moments I thought I would devote them to you by riting you those few lines to let you no how we all are. We are all well with the exception of bad coals. We all have very bad coals but no great wonder for I will tell you after a while the reason why. I hope when those few lines comes to hand they may find you all well and injoying the same good lik blessings of god, milley. I scarcly can compose my self a nuf to rite but if I could see you I could tel you more thin you could read in a month, milly. Oh if I could see you and bud and talk with you I could tell you the whole histry. The first night we started we staid at uncle Isac Greer. The second night we camped in the piney woods and I injoid my self fine that night but …woke up next morning and it was sleeting and …and that eavning we struct the prairie and oh milley you ought to have seen me bogging shoo mouth deep every stept till night and when we stopt to camp it was pouring down rain and we were all most frozen. I never shall forget that nite. We stretched our tents and lay down in a mud hole to sleepe. I cried my self to sleep and when I woke through the nite the watter was a bout hand deep all over our tent. The next morning it was still raining. They..all tried to laugh it off of me but thare laughing prevaleth nothing. We saw no more sunshine till we got to clinton and when we got thare it was just pouring down rain and evry little branch and creek swimming there.

They sold thare wagons and teems. We staid thare too days and scits thare they all began to feel as I did in the mud holes the nite before we got to clinton. I slept in a mud hole and had a stick of wood for my headrest and I thought that I was doing well to get the chance of that. They did not get much for thare wagons and and teems. We staid too days and night in clinton and dried our things the best we could thare. We taken the train and come back to Jackson where we expected to get emergrant tickets and to to texicana but when we got thair they found that they did not havae means for all to go on so us and Geroge come back to pelahatcha and george and wid come and hired to mr. Armistead and is now at work. Thare is a great demand for hands at this time.

Bud I wish you was hur, on how I do want to see you all milley. Kiss little sallie and Rosey for me an tel Walter and Fannie to be good and obedient children. I wish I could see them coming to grammas to nite, oh I never shall forget the morning when we all taken the parting hand in Jackson. They all begged us to the very last to go over and let george stop but we would not do that. We had a nuff to carry us through but we would not leave george. It seemed to me that I all most dreaned the last cup of grief. We got on the train and come down to pearl river and we went in as for as the train could go. Then we got on the hancar and went in as for as it could go. Then we got in some little boats and we went four miles in them till we got to the train on the other side of it and come to Pelahatchie where we staid from Friday eavinng till Saturday eavning when we came out to a gentlemans house by the name of penington and I tell you he was much of a gentleman. We staid from Saturday eavining till tusday eavning and would not have a sent for it. I do think so much of the whole family. You ought to have see I and Miss duck Waters a young school teacher a passing off the times. It reminded me of some of my old Newton county friends, Milley. I have seen charley price and Mr. Carson and ib four and billey parker since I have ben hur. They are all working at the mill and several more of our old acquantences are hur, us and george are all livin in the sam house till they can build houses. I will be so glad when we all get through moving for I am tired moving. Oh, I cant tell you half of our ups and downs. I just have to give you slight sketches of things but if I could see you all I fel like I could talk a weeak and not get tired. Tell all of my good old neighbors houdy for me. Tell them I have not forgotten them. I wish I could go to old midway and meet them thair. Once more give my love to them all and tell them to remember me in thair prair meetings.

If you see cousin Alferd or eny of them tell them to rite to me, we have not herd a word from brother Johney nor eny of the crowd since we parted in Jackson. I do want to hur from them all so bad. When you all rite to us direct your letters to Morten, Scott Co. We are living in Rankin but our post offes is in scott. Ma has stood this trip better then I ever thought she could. I don't think she has ever ben sick a day onley with bad coals and not much then. Allis and sebron has not got the hoping cought yet. Miss hamilton's baby fatened evry day on the road.

Milley I don't expect you can read this badly ritten leter. My pen and ink is so bad till I cant hardly rite. I shall have to bring my badley ritten and composed letter to a close but for fear of mesrying your patient in trying to read this I will bring my letter to a close. Rite soon and often. Give my best love and respect to all inquiring fiends and reserve a true potion for you selvs. They all join me in sending thare love and espects to you all. Rite soon for I want to hur from you all. Good by for this time.

A. R. Hammond to her brother and sister



JOHN MATHIAS (JOHNNY) HAMMOND was born July 11, 1858 in Newton County, Mississippi, and died April 12 1937 Jasper Co MS.

He married Elizabeth S Hamilton on December 04, 1879 in Newton Co MS.

It is unknown what happened to this wife. Hammond Family Historian, Raymond McCaughan recalled his mother telling a story about John M being married to a woman who died in childbirth and buried with her twin children along the White River in Arkansas. This woman may be that wife.

Johnny left Newton County in 1880 for Texarkana, but later moved back to Mississippi and lived in Newton and Jasper County.

He married EMMA HAMMONS, daughter of JESSE J HAMMONS and ELIZABETH WEDGEWORTH, around 1888. She was born May 05, 1868 in Jasper County, Mississippi, and died December 17, 1946 in Jasper County, Mississippi.

Minutes of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Newton County, Mississippi:

September 1872:
Bro. J. M. Hammond, by baptism. Also Florance McDonald, H. C. Williams and M. C. Cooper.



Children of John Hammond and Emma Hammons are:
JESSE BREWER HAMMOND, SR., b. February 03, 1889, Newton County, Mississippi; d. 1950, Jackson County, Mississippi; m. MARY EMMA (MNU); b. 1902; d. 1926, Jackson County, Mississippi.

BENJAMIN MATHIAS HAMMOND, b. May 29, 1890, Newton County, Mississippi; m. MARY EVALYN BROUN; b. July 21, 1898; d. June 28, 1990, Jackson County, Mississippi.


WILLIAM LEE HAMMOND, b. April 28, 1892, Newton County, Mississippi; d. December 19, 1965, Louin, Jasper County, Mississippi.

FRANCES ELIZABETH HAMMOND, b. June 1893, Newton County, Mississippi.

WALTER GILMORE HAMMOND, b. May 01, 1896, Newton County, Mississippi.

FRANK J. HAMMOND, b. February 1898.

JOE C. HAMMOND, b. August 1899, Newton County, Mississippi.

LEWIS HAMMOND.

LESSIE HAMMOND.

CLEO HAMMOND.



William Lee Hammond was born April 28 1892 in Newton Co MS and died December 19 1965 in Jasper Co MS.
He married Ottie Lula Simmons, daughter of William Simmons and Eva Boyd, born September 1 1898 in Jasper Co MS.