Pioneering Families
... with Roots in Madison County

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Chapter: Isaac Hammond, Newton, Mass. (See George W. Hammond, below)

  (VIII) CHARLES A. HAMMOND, (Calvin7) b. Freetown, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1825; r. Syracuse, N. Y.; m. Dec. 19, 1859, Susan Guernsey, b. Feb. 4, 1827, dau. of Ezra and Ann (Buck) Guernsey, of _____.

  Charles A. Hammond was educated for the ministry and became the pastor of Gerrit Smith's Free Church at Peterboro, Madison Co., N. Y., where he was for many years the intimate friend of Mr. Smith and other noted Abolitionists. After the close of the Civil War he studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He has devoted much of his time since his admission to the bar to the prosecution of violators of the liquor laws, gaining considerable notoriety throughout the State by his earnest work to supress (sic) the curse of liquor selling. He has also written and lectured for the cause of temperance. In 1882 he was the nomiee (sic) of the Prohibition party for Judge of the Court of Appeals. A man of strong convictions, a stern hater of evil, and, with the courage of his convictions, he has made many enemies among the wrong-doers, and met with ridicule and abuse from the unthinking upholders of iniquity, but it has never turned him from the course which his conscience dictated. No honor is too great for the man who sacrifices much for the cause of truth and righteousness. Children:
3598* 1. GEORGE D., b. March 15, 1864.
3599* 2. BENJAMIN F., b. Dec. 28, 1866.

Souce: Hammond, Frederick Stam, History and genealogies of the Hammond families in America: with an account of the early history of the family in Normandy and Great Britain, Oneida, N.Y.: Ryan & Burkhart, 1902-1904, Volume 1: pp. 416-417.


Chapter: William Hammond, Watertown, Mass.
(VIII) HON. GEORGE W. HAMMOND, M. D., (Josiah7 b. Gilsum, N. H., May 12, 1802; d. Stockbridge, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1872; m. Jan. 25, 1827, Diansa Rawson, b. Richmond, N. H., Oct. 2, 1805; d. Stockbridge, N.Y., May 20, 1879, dau. of Josiah and Sarah (Buffum) Rawson, of Richmond, N. H. and Lenox, N. Y.

To him the author of this work owes the respect for, and love of the family name, that has led him to persevere for more than ten years in the collection of material for a family memorial.

Doctor Hammond was one of the most prominent men of his native town and no one has received more attention in the "History of Gilsum" than is given to his life. The following extract from that volume, page 182, gives a brief and concise account of his life and the esteem in which he was held: "George Washington Hammond was one of Gilsum's most distinguished citizens. A long and dangerous sickness from disease of the heart having rendered him in early life, unable to endure the severe labor of the farm, he determined to fit himself for the medical profession. Unable to meet the expense of a collegiate course, which he much desired, he attended Alstead Academy a few terms, teaching district schools in the winter to obtain the necessary funds. He then entered Dartmouth Medical College where he graduated with more than average honor, August 21, 1824. Prof. R. D. Mussey, one of his instructors, secured him the offer of an excellent position with flattering recommendations. But not having the funds to purchase the Medical Library that he needed for the place, he felt obliged to decline the favorable opportunity. He began the practice of his profession in Richmond, where he became acquainted with the family of Josiah Rawson, Esq., whose eldest daughter he married. Removing from Richmond, he settled at Proctorsville, Vt. At the urgent desire of his parents he returned to Gilsum in February, 1830, where he engaged in the practice of his profession for thirty-six years. In February, 1866, he removed, with all his family, to Stockbridge, Madison County, N. Y., where he died at the age of 70 years. ...

Souce: Hammond, Frederick Stam, History and genealogies of the Hammond families in America: with an account of the early history of the family in Normandy and Great Britain, 1000-1902. Oneida, N.Y.: Ryan & Burkhart, 1902-1904, Volume 1: pp. 291-293.


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