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The following was taken from a Jefferson County, Alabama affidavit documenting the personal information written in the family Bible of Peter Hammond - Laurens County, South Carolina.







in re


The Peter Hammond Bible






            Before me the undersigned authority in and for said County, in said State, Personally appeared Will F. Franke, who, being by me first duly sworn, deposes and, on oath, says:


            That on August 3, 1955, he accompanied Mrs. Emma Brown Weiland to the residence of Mr. Hoyt Herman Hammond, who lives on Route 1, Adger, Alabama, to inspect and verify family records contained in the old Peter Hammond Bible, which Mrs. Weiland and her husband , Mr. F. J. Weiland, copied on the 9th of March, 1938, and which said Bible is now owned by and in the possession Mr. Hoyt Herman Hammond.


            Affiant avers that said Bible stereotyped by B. and J. Collins, New York and printed and sold by John Holbrook, Battleborough, Vermont, and dated 1816, as shown on inside cover sheet.


            Affiant further avers that, with reference to the family records written in said Bible, he and Mrs. Weiland abstracted said records and same were copied as follows:




“The age of Peter Hammond sen year and his wife.”


“Peter Hammond was born the 27th day of June in the year 1752 – died on the 28 of February, 1816.”


“Ann Hammond his wife was born the 29th of March, 1753 – died on the 19th of June 1827.”


“Wm Hammond was born on the 13th day of January, 1777.”

“Rhody Hammond was born on the 31st day of October in the year 1779.”

“Sally Hammond was born the 19th day of October in the year 1781.”

“Ann Hammond was born the 4th day of October in the year 1783”

Essebth Hammond was born the 30th day of September in the year 1786”

-          (Appeared to be another here, but entirely faded out)

“Peter Hammond, Jr. was born the 14th day of December in the year 1792”

“Isom Hammond was born on the 28th day of April in the year 1796”

      “married the 24th day of March, 1814” (Name of wife omitted)


“Cassandry was born the 1st day of January, 1815” (said to have married a Parsons)

“Bethany was born the 7th day of July, 1816”

“Lucindy was born the 10th day of January, 1819”

“Peter was born the 3rd of October, 1821.”

“Isom Hammond his wife died the 30th day of August, 1827”

“Nancy Hammond was born the 27th of March, 1829”


“Mary Frances Thornton was born Nov. 27, 1859”

“Felix Oconel was born December 15, 1861”


            “Harriett Leveney Hammonds

                     b. Oct. 27, 1852”




“Peter Hammond was married 12th day of May in the year 1816”


“Mila Hammonds departed this life July 6, 1850.”


“F. A. L. Hammonds November the 25th  1845”  (Presume this was a birth)


“Margaret Elisabeth Hammonds was born June 29, 1849”


“Mandy Eliot Hammond born 19th Sept. 1854”


“Martha L. Parson was born 9th Oct    (Looks like “X 4”)


“M. C. (Marion Commodore) Hammonds born May 12, 1863”




“Peter Hammond junior was born 14th of December, 1792”

“Milly Hammonds was born the 4th day of January, 1799”


“Jackson Hammond was born the 10th of Feb, 1817”

“Frances M. Hammond was born the 4th day of November, 1818”

“Isom Hammonds was born the 15th day of Feb, 1821”

“Harriett Hammonds was born the 12th day of Apeil, 1825”

“Wm B. Hammond was born the 21st day of July 1825.”

“Polly Ann Hammond was born the 16th of April, 1828”

“C Pary (C. Perry) Hammonds was born the 29th of May, 1833” [or 1835, bad type in affidavit]


“DEATHS” (Heading of top of page)


“Rhoda Hammond was born the 25th of Dec 1835”

“Alva Hammond was born the 19th of March, 1839”

“Peter Hammond was deceased this life April 15, 1844”

“Alva Hammond – no date given

“Harriett Hammond the 25th October  1884


“D. E. F. Cowsey was born Jan 28, 1859”

“A. (?) M. (?) F. Greer was born April 7, 1847”

“Butler B. Hammond b Sept 10 (1844?) (written 8144)

“Butler Boyd Hammond was b 10 Sept 1848 9” (Note: wife living with Tom Arnett)

“Mrs. Mary Hammonds was born May 1, 1826, and died March 23, 1915”


Notes: (Not in the Bible)


Mrs. Mary Hammonds was wife of Frank Hammond who died in C. S. A. Grandmother of Hoyt Herman Hammond. Frank Hammond had four children, 1 son and three dau. This son was Commodore Hammond the father of Hoyt Herman Hammond. One dau. Mandy married Curtis Howton, and one, Frances, Young Parsons.


Wife of Butler Boyd Hammond lives with tom Arnett, 1917 Granville Av Se., Bessemer, Ala.


Mrs. Weiland is descended from Miss Rhoda Hammonds, dau. Peter Hammond, Jr.





His signature

Affiant, Will F. Franke







            Sworn and subscribed to before me the undersigned authority in and for said County, in said State, this 24th day of August, 1955.





His signature

Lewey Robinson, Notary Public

State of Alabama at Large