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John Hammond (Hamman)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cook's Fort, Greenbrier, Virginia
Death: Died in Bloomington, Morgan, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: John Hammond Cemetary, Morgan, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Phillip Hamman, "Savior of Greenbrier" and Christina Hamman
Husband of Margaret "Peggy" Hammond
Father of Mary "Polly" Hammond; James Hammond; Jilson P. Hammond; Elizabeth "Eliza" Hammond; Christina Letitia Prater and 2 others
Brother of Infant Hamman; Nancy Hamman; Mary Polly Cope; James Hamman; Elizabeth C. Lacy and 7 others

Occupation: Justice of the Peace
Managed by: Austin Drake Worthington
Last Updated:

About John Hammond

Additional Curator's Note:

John Hamman, son of Phillip Hamman, generally used the Americanized version of his name, Hammond. Not all of his children adopted this spelling. Some of his siblings used Hammond but most retained Hamman. In addition, many historians spell the original name as HAMMON instead of HAMMAN. If primary documents exist showing one spelling, that is the preferred one to use on Geni. If no such documents exist, any of the three spellings are acceptable. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 7/25/2011.

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John, born 1781, was living next door to his father Phillip in 1805, but by 1808 he lived in Floyd Co, and served as a Justice of the Peace about 1820.

His home became Morgan Co in 1823 and he was a Justice for several years until he retired. His farm consisted of some 5000 acres in 1850, and at time of death.

Family

1. John Hammond, born August 19, 1781, Cook’s Fort, Greenbrier Co. VA; died December 1, 1854, Bloomington, Morgan Co. KY (now Magoffin Co. KY); married Margaret “Peggy” Evans. Children: (1) Mary “Polly” Hammond married 1st Benjamin Clemons, 2nd William Lumpkin, 3rd William Day. (2) James Hammond married Edy Henry. (3 ) Jilson P. Hammond married Mary “Polly” Franklin. (4) Elizabeth “Eliza” Hammond married 1st Samuel May, 2nd Martin Franklin. (5) Christina Letitia “Ticy” married Archibald Prater. (6) Wiley Hammond never married. (7) Andrew Jackson Hammond married Jane “Jincy” Prater.

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John Hammond's Timeline

1781
August 19, 1781
Greenbrier, Virginia
1782
1782
Crab Orchard, Lincoln, KY, USA

In 1782, Hamman, his family, and the Baughman's began their move to Kentucky. Along the Wilderness Road at Dix River, near the town of Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, tradegy befell the party when Indians attacked their camp. Several accounts of this event are recorded in history.

1782
Crab Orchard, KY, USA

In 1782, Phillip Hamman's family began their move to Kentucky. Along the Wilderness Road at Dix River, near the town of Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, tradegy befell the party when American Indians attacked their camp from about eight miles above, killing Hamman's week-old son and several members of his wife's family. ["Kentucky, A History of the State" by Joel Baughman]

Hamman, his wife, and his infant child had just undressed and laid down when the attack began, after which Hamman "sprang, snatched up the child, and his hid gun" and his wife followed after. Hamman's wife was wounded in the head with an arrow. [Draper Collection, Kentucky Papers, Volume 12, page 149; "The Register", Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 36, July 1938, Whitley Papers, Volume 9]

1801
May 30, 1801
- 1811
Age 19
Kentucky, United States
1803
1803
Age 21
Floyd, KY, USA
1804
1804
Age 22
Floyd, Kentucky, United States
1806
1806
Age 24
Floyd, Kentucky, United States
1808
1808
Age 26
Floyd, Kentucky, United States
1809
1809
- 1823
Age 27
Kentucky, United States
1811
December 6, 1811
Age 30
Kentucky, United States