HAMMOND, James Jr.

Male 1757 - 1831  (73 years)


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  • Name HAMMOND, James 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 20 Oct 1757  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • He was part of Hawkins Boone's company that went from Fort Boone, July 28, 1778 to the rescue of Fort Freeland, on Warrior Run, Northumberland Co., which was under siege by the British and Indians. He was one of the three survivors.
    Biography
    • Nothing definite is known regarding the place of birth or the early life of James Hammond, but it is highly probable that he was descended from one of the Hammond families which emigrated from England to the New England colonies at an early period.

      He was a farmer by occupation and they resided on a farm in Turbot (now Delaware) township, Northumberland county, on the road now leading from Dewart to Watsontown. About the year 1799 they removed across the Susquehanna, to White Deer Valley, where they acquired considerable property, and where they continued to reside during the remainder of their lives.

      Mr. Hammond was one of the company commanded by Hawkins Boone, which went from Boone's Fort, on Muddy Run, July 29, 1778, to the relief of Fort Freeland, on Warrior Run, Northumberland county, when it had been attacked by the British and Indians; and he was one of the few of that heroic band who escaped death. For several years previous to his death he was afflicted with paralysis, which was eventually the cause of his death, February 20, 1831. His remains are buried beside those of his wife, in the cemetery at the Stone church.

      They were Presbyterians, and for several years attended the Warrior Run church, where they, together with John Brown, Esq., and George Hammond occupied a pew for which they paid an annual rental of one pound fourteen shillings and sixpence. They afterwards united with the congregation of the Log church, which occupied the site of the present stone structure on the south side of Penny Hill in White Deer Valley. Mr.Hammond was an elder of the Log church.
    Biography
    • Cornelius Vincent and his son, Bcthuel Vincent, (father of Mr. Vincent of M'Cuneville,) Capt. John Lytle, William Miles, and others, were taken prisoners at the capitulation (at Fort Freeland). Capt. Samuel Dougherty and a brother of Mr. Miles were killed in the fight. Peter Vincent escaped in the flurry occasioned by Hawkins Boone coming up. Sam Brady, James Dougherty, and James Hammond had cautioned Boone against keeping the road, in his retreat; and they themselves, refusing to accompany him along the road, took the route through the woods, and escaped.
    Residence 1787  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After the formation of Chillisquaque and Derry townships Turbut included, in addition to its present area, the townships of Delaware and Lewis and a portion of Montour county (Limestone township); the taxable inhabitants of this territory in 1787 included James, David, and George Hammond.
    Census (desc) 1790  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census (desc) 1810  Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census (desc) 1820  Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _UID F9BD685F1FB64C8D94EA77FFEDB0ED04ADC6 
    Died 20 Feb 1831  White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Allenwood, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Address:
    Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery 

    • This church and cemetery are now on the grounds of the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary. In addition to the gravestone, there is a Revolutionary War Marker - Private, Pa. Militia.
    Person ID I7178  Milton Families
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2012 

    Father HAMMOND, James,   b. 1720, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother KELLY, Grace,   d. 1790 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1757 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1787 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1790 - Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1810 - Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1820 - Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1831 - White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery - - Allenwood, Union, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Matthew Brown, Ancestry and Descendants, 82.

    2. [S146] Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, 536.

    3. [S138] Census, Image 11.

    4. [S138] Census, Image 5.

    5. [S138] Census, Image 3.

    6. [S125] Find-A-Grave.