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View Tree for Obadiah HammondObadiah Hammond (b. December 05, 1756, d. 1848)

Obadiah Hammond was born December 05, 1756 in Prince William County Virginia, and died 1848 in Callebs Creek Knox County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Stewart in Richmond Virginia.

 Includes NotesNotes for Obadiah Hammond:
Per Mary Hammons Greer notes written in 1980:
The Washington Archives shows that Obadia Hammond was born December 5, 1756 in Prince William County Virginia. His place of residence during the American Revolutionary war was in Rowan County North Carolina.
He enlisted in March 18, 1776 as a Private in Captain Richmond Pearsons Company of North Carolina. The troops were transfered to Captain Richard Dowells Company of Light House: served for three months. Obadiah then served three more months with Captain Gibson Wooldridges Company. He re-enlisted for three more months in Captain Richmond Pearsons and Captain Holsteins Companies. He was out in pursuit of Tories. He was discharged a few days before Cornwallis was taken by Washington. He served a total of nine months.
Obadiah received a large land grant in Knox County, known today (1980) as Girdler, Callebs Creek, Hinkle, Horn Branch, Hammonds Fort.
Obadiah received a pension 52263 certificate #22134 issued October 12, 1833. Rate $62.50 per annum commenced. March 4, 1831 act of June 7, 1832, Kentucky Agency.

Per Obadiah Hammond printout compiled by Mary Hammons Greer

The Hammond name came from Kent, England. In France, the original spelling was Amond. The "H" was added in England to make the Surname Hammond. A Knight named Hammond fought at the time of William the Conqueror.

The Three demi-lions on a shield of Asure is the blazon of the coat armor ascribed to the Hammond Line. The Coat of Arms were granted from Kent, England to descedents of Benjamin Hammond and "Wise Mary Vincent."
The Washington Archives states that Obadiah Hammond, Jr. was born on December 5, 1756 in Prince William County, Virginia. While residing in Rowan County, North Carolina, Obadiah Hammond enlisted on March 18, 1776 at the age of 20, as a private in Capt. Richmond Pearson's Company of North Carolina. The troops were transferred to Capt. Richard Dowel's Company of "Light Horse" for the length of service (3 Months). Obadiah re-enlisted in the fall of 1780 in Capt. Gibson Woolbridge's Company. Cornwallis invaded North Carolina in September of 1780 and Col. Isaac Shelby's 900 men forced the British to retreat to King's Mountain in South Carolina on October 7th. In Obadiah's affidavit for his pension, he said he was in a scrimmage and one battle with his younger brother, Peter, at King's Mountain in South Carolina. He also knew Washington as a boy, but never saw him during the war. Obadiah enlisted for another three months with Captain Richmond Pearson's and Captain Holster's Companies out in the pursuit of Tories. Obadiah was discharged a few days before Cornwallis was taken by Washington in New York. Obadiah had four discharges-- - two from Capt. Woolbridge, one from Dowel, and one from Capt. Holster. Obadiah also states in his affidavit that he served two terms of three months each with his younger brother, Peter who later received a land grant in Perry County.

Having served a total of nine months, Obadiah left North Carolina and went to Clinch River, Tennessee. He received a large land grant in Knox County - - today known as Girdler, Callebs Creek, Hinkle Branch, Horn Branch, and Hammond's Fork on Big Richland Waters.


Obadiah married Elizabeth Stewart in Richmond Virginia and they had 14 children.

Obadiah received a Pension 52263 Certificate 22134 issued on October 12, 1833. The rqate was $62.50 per annum, commenced March 4, 1831, Act of June 7, 1832 Ky agency. Obadiah died in 1848 at the age of 92 and is buried at Callebs Creek in Knox County. We do not have Elizabeths date of birth or death, only the marriage record.


Obadiah Hammond gave his son Joseph one thousand acres of land on Horn Branch and Hammond's Fork. D.A.R. records show that Joseph changed the "ond" in Hammond to "ons" to Hammons.


More About Obadiah Hammond:
Burial: Unknown, Callebs Creek Knox County, Kentucky.

More About Obadiah Hammond and Elizabeth Stewart:
Marriage: Richmond Virginia.

Children of Obadiah Hammond and Elizabeth Stewart are:
  1. Elizabeth Hammond, d. date unknown.
  2. Garland Hammond, d. date unknown.
  3. Jefferson Hammond, d. date unknown.
  4. Levina Hammond, d. date unknown.
  5. Peter Hammond, d. date unknown.
  6. Polly Hammond, d. date unknown.
  7. Sally Hammond, d. date unknown.
  8. William Hammond, d. date unknown.
  9. Obadiah II Hammond, b. 1792, d. 1854.
  10. James Hammond, b. 1798, d. 1864.
  11. +John Thomas Hammond, b. 1801, d. August 14, 1855.
  12. +Joseph Hammond, b. 1802, Tennessee, d. 1885, Hammond Fort Knox County, Kentucky.
  13. Edwin Hammond, b. 1803, d. date unknown.
  14. Nancy Hammond, b. 1806, d. 1877.
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