HAMMOND, George

Male 1745 - 1812  (67 years)


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  • Name HAMMOND, George 
    Born 1745  Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • He was one of the first settlers of this part of the State, was captured by the Indians during the Revolutionary war and turned over to the Hessians, and was held prisoner five years.

      NOTE: his imprisonment was about 3 years, 4 months based on the documentation of his return, summarized below.

      He was sent by sea from Quebec to New York on Nov. 5, 1782 in a return of prisoners after the war.
    Biography
    • They (his parents) 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.
    Biography
    • George Hammond married Jane McCormick, and had three children: Robert R. married Anna Chesnut, Elizabeth married Seth Cadwallader, and Margaret, who married John Snyder, son of ex-Governor Snyder, of Pennsylvania.

      NOTE: Since Jane died in 1790, these children must be from his second marriage to Margaret Robinson in 1792, except Margaret was 48 when they were married, and would have been 58 when Elizabeth was born.
    Military 3 Jul 1779  Delaware Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captured by the British 
    • He was held at St. Paul's Bay, Quebec, Canada.
    Military 5 Nov 1782  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Revolutionary War - Return of Prisoners
      He was sent by sea from Quebec to New York.
    Residence 1787  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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 
    as a single man 
    Widowed 6 Nov 1790 
    Census (desc) 1800  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Property (purch) 1 Nov 1800  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • David Hammond - Deed Poll to George Hammond:

      To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas on application, a warrant was granted to me and in my name dated the eighth day of November one thousand seven hundred & eighty five, for 108 acres and one half of land on the waters of the Muddy Run, adjoining lands claimed by Robert Moody, Reuben Haines and others. Now know ye that for and in consideration of the sum of 106 pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid by George Hammond as well as other good services to me, by him rendered, at and before the sealing and delivery thereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained sold released and confirmed, and by these presents do grant bargain sell release and confirm, unto the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns, all my estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of, in, to, or out of the said tract of land containing 108 acres & the usual allowance of six percent. Together with all and singular the rights, members of the appurtenances, thereunto belonging, and the revisions and remainders, rents issues and profits thereof to have and to hold, the said tract of land and premises hereby granted, bargained, and sold or intended to be with the appurtenances unto the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said David Hammond and his heirs, the said hereby granted premises, unto the said George Hammond his heirs and assigns against him said David Hammond and his heirs, and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under, him, them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend the same. In witness whereof the parties do hereby set their hands and seals, this first day of November in the Year of our Lord 1800. D. Hammond [seal] signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, Robert Giffen, Jn. Tietsworth. Received the day of the foregoing indenture 106 pounds being paid in full consideration on a beforementioned. D. Hammond ____ Jn. Tietsworth ____ Northumberland County. This first day of November 1800 personally came David Hammond before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and acknowledged the foregoing indenture to be his act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such. Witness my hand and seal this day and year.
      Jn. Tietsworth [seal] Recorded the 29th day of April 1802. Jere. Simpson Record
    Census (desc) 1810  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    was a merchant 
    Died 1812  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 8 Sep 1812  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • George Hammond, dec'd Be it remembered that on the 8th day of September 1812 Letters of Administration in due SS commonform of law were granted unto James Hammond and Joseph Hammond of alt and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of George Hammond late of Turbut Township, deceased who have put in sureties William Albright and William Keihl in $2000.

      Witness my hand John L. Tinney regr.
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    _UID 7F2B54EA0E80C248B4D87C008BB26B2C5CE7 
    Person ID I79  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    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 F2272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 MCCORMICK, Jane,   b. 19 Feb 1765, East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1790  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
    +1. HAMMOND, Robert R.,   b. 10 Sep 1793, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1870  (Age 76 years)
    +2. HAMMOND, Elizabeth,   b. 24 Jul 1803, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. HAMMOND, Margaret,   b. Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1835
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F2255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ROBINSON, Margaret,   b. 27 Oct 1744, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1814  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1792 
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Hammond was one of the first settlers in the Milton area. He was captured by the Indians during the Revolutionary War, turned over to the Hessians, and held prisoner for five years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1121] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 976.

    2. [S1137] Matthew Brown, Ancestry and Descendants, 83.

    3. [S1137] Matthew Brown, Ancestry and Descendants, 81.

    4. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911.

    5. [S1119] Census, Image 4.

    6. [S1073] Deed, Northumberland Co., PA deed book L page 635.

    7. [S1119] Census, Image 9.

    8. [S1093] Will, Page 184.