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Elisha Hammer

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Orange Co., NC
Death: Died in Pleasant Plains, Ia
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Hammer and Lydia Morgan Hammer
Husband of Rachel Hammer (Lewis) and Violet Wade
Father of Seth Hammer; Susannah Hammer; Henry Hammer; Jesse Mills Hammer; Lydia Hammer and 8 others
Brother of Jesse Hammer; Aaron Hammer and Jonathan Hammer
Half brother of Henry S Hammer; Nathan Hammer; John Hammer; Laban Hammer; Lydia Mills Morgan and 3 others

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About Elisha Hammer

Elisha Hammer spoke against human slavery. His testimony was not political, but wholly humanitarian, therefore he proclaimed earnestly with all the eloquence that God had given him that 'the oppressed shall go free'. Finally he felt that his ministry in the South was nearing an end, and fearing that some of his posterity through marriage might become identified with slavery, and foreseeing the probable war between the States, concluded to move to the free territory of Iowa. This decision was carried out in 1846. In 1845, he sold his farms and flour mill on the Lost Creek stream, near New Market, Tennessee and gathered his family together to start the long trip to Iowa. Elisha Hammer did not live long after coming to Iowa. He died in 1847 . . .
"The son of the Rev . Elisha Hammer, known as Captain Elisha Hammer, built a brickhouse, southwest of the Center Friends Church, this beautiful brick dwellinghouse stands as a landmark. It was built of brick hauled overland by oxen team from Iowa City, prior to the Civil War. Tradition relates this home was one of the several 'underground stations', in the neighborhood.
--Report of Nita M. Hammer, 10 Sep 1975.

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The Rev. Elisha Hammer:

Birth: May 1, 1789 Orange Co., NC

Death: May 1, 1847 (58) Pleasant Plains, Ia

Husband of Violet Wade and Rachel Lewis

The Rev. Elisha Hammer left Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1846 and settled in Keokuk County, Iowa. He later became the first Quaker minister in Jasper County, Iowa, where he established a homestead. Elisha's wife was Rachel (Lewis), their son, Seth Hammer married (1) Elizabeth Janeway about 1830.

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Elisha Hammer's Timeline

May 1, 1789
Orange Co., NC
March 3, 1811
Age 21
Lost Creek Mm, Jefferson, TN, USA
April 24, 1813
Age 23
Lost Creek Mm, Jefferson, TN, USA
October 16, 1815
Age 26
Jefferson, TN, USA
December 15, 1817
Age 28
Jefferson County, Tennessee
October 4, 1820
Age 31
Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
March 9, 1823
Age 33
Jefferson, TN, USA
October 6, 1825
Age 36
Jefferson, TN, USA
Age 36
Mcminnville, Warren, TN, USA