Eighth Generation


402. John HAMMOND1147,1148,1149 was born on 19 November 1843 in Newport, Newport, RI.887,1150,1151 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newport, Newport, RI.927 On 20 August 1850 he was a merchant in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1152 John migrated in 1855 to in from Newport, Newport, RI to Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1024,1153,1154 He lived Registered to vote in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 4 April 1867.1155 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1870.1156 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1871.1157 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1871.1158 In April 1871 he was an Established the grocery business in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1159 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1873.1160 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1876.1161 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1876.1162,1163 On 10 April 1878 John was a Hammond Moore & Yardley Store in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1164 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1881.1165 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1883.1166 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1884.1167 On 10 June 1884 he was a Hammond Moore & Yardley Store in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1168 He lived in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 19 March 1886.1169 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1887. [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1891.1170 John registered to vote - Ward 2, Pct 3 in 1897 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1171 In 1898 he was a Hammond & Yardley Store in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1172 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1902.1173 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1904.1174 He Registered to Vote in 1906 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1175 In 1908 John was a Hammond & Yardley, grocer in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1176 He signed a will on 25 July 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1177 He died on 5 February 1912 at the age of 68 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1178,1179,1180,1181,1182,1183,1184,1185,1186 John was buried on 7 February 1912 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1187,1188,1189 He had his estate probated on 31 December 1925 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1190 He has reference number 412.1191 Handwritten note in family papers:
"John Hammond Sr and wife lived in a cottage on the east side of the Gray house on Fremont St. before they built their house on Hunter Street. He had no middle name."

Stockton Record:

THE DEATH OF J. HAMMOND
Pioneer Grocer Succumbs to Heart Failure
Founder of the Well Known Firm of Hammond
and Yardley Closes Honored Career

John Hammond, an early resident of Stockton, died at 3 o'clock this morning at his residence, 643 North Hunter Street. Mr. Hammond had been in ill health for nearly two years and found it necessary to retire from business. His condition became serious last Monday. His son, Dr. Robert R. Hammond, brought all his professional skill into play to save his father. Saturday evening Dr. Philip King Brown, a specialist from San Francisco, was called in consultation. The case was found hopeless. Death resulted from heart and kidney trouble. He was aged nearly 68 years.

John Hammond conducted a grocery business at 233 East Weber Avenue for over forty years. On the same site where the grocery store of Hammond & Yardley is now conducted, John Hammond started in business at the age of 21.

The deceased was born in Newport, RI, November 19, 1844. He lived there for eleven years and then in company with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Hammond, he came to California in 1855. His father had come to California in 1849, but later returned to bring his family out from Newport. Captain John Hammond, Brother of Moses Hammond, also made the trip. The Hammonds made the journey from Newport in their own ship and settled in San Joaquin City. Moses built a cedar shingled house in San Joaquin City, but a few months later when he learned that Stockton was to be the county seat he moved his shingled house to this city. The house now stand on West Market Street. John Hammond attended the old Franklin school on South Center Street.

Mr. Hammond first went into the grocery business opposite the Courthouse in partnership with George Nat. In April, 1871, John Yardley bought out Nat's interests and the firm became Hammond & Yardley. About five months later the late Thomas P. Moore bought into the firm and for the next twenty years the firm read "Hammond, Moore & Yardley." Then Moore retired from the firm and opened a fish, poultry, fruit and vegetable store farther west on Weber avenue.

Three years ago Mr. Hammond bought Mr. Yardley out and though the store was conducted under the old firm name, Mr. Hammond was the sole owner. About two years ago it became necessary for the successful groceryman to retire owing to his health, and his son, John Hammond, Jr., succeeded to the management.

The deceased made many friends during his business life of forty years by his quiet and attentive disposition. His is survived by a wife and six children - John Hammond, Jr., Dr. Robert R. Hammond, Mrs. Robert L. Beardslee, Mrs. G. P. Roberts, Mrs. W. S. Munier and Howard Hammond.

Buried at Rural Cemetery, Stockton, CA: Lot W1/2 - 12, Block 29

There is a BLM land patent assigned to John Hammond for about 160 acres in Mariposa and Merced Counties by Elisha B Robertson, dated 1 Aug 1866. Cannot be sure that it is this John Hammond.

John HAMMOND and Emma Elizabeth RAY were married on 2 November 1871 at at the home of W F McKee in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1150,1192,1193,1194 They1150,1192,1193,1194 appeared in the census in 1880 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1195 They1195 lived in 643 N Hunter St, Stockton, CA in 1897.1196 John and Emma1196 appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1197 They1197 appeared in the census in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1198 Handwritten notes:
The wedding took place at the William McKee home, formally old Judge Brown's residence in Stockton.


Newspaper note:
MARRIED
In this city, November 2nd, at the residence of the bride's uncle, W. F. McKee, by the Rev. Ben E. S. Ely, John Hammond and Miss Emma E. Ray. Emma Elizabeth RAY1199,1200, daughter of Robert RAY and Ann Elizabeth MCKEE, was born on 13 September 1850 in New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, PA.1150,1200,1201,1202 She migrated on 3 December 1868 to in from Oil City, Venango, PA to Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1203 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1204 Emma sold in Tulare Co, CA on 28 March 1878.1205 Wm J Ray et als             We, William J Ray and Ann E Ray
      To                         both of the county of Tulare and
Henry Mintz                State of California & Emma R Ham
mond of San Joaquin Co. California for and in con
sideration of the sum of Thirteen Hundred & Forty Six 00/100
Dollars. Do hereby grant to Henry Mintz of the same
County and State.  All that real property situated in
the county of Tulare and State of California bounded
and described as follows:  The South half (1/2) of Section
Thirty (30) in Township twenty Two (22)South of Range
Twenty Seven (27) East Mount Diablo Base and
Meridian.
            Witness our hands this first day of march 1878
Signed and Executed in the                            E B Ray
Presence of                                                     R L Ray
                                                                        WJ Ray
                                                                 Mrs. A E Ray
                                                      Emma R Hammond
                                                           Anna B Hubbard
State of California
                                                ss
County of Tulare
 
 
 
On this Twenty eighth day of
March AD Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Eight
before me, G A Williamson a Notary Public in and for said
Tulare County personally appeared William J Ray
known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed
to the within Instrument and he acknowledged to me that
he executed the same.
In Witness Whereof I have herewith set my hand
and affixed my official Seal of Notary Public
at my office in the County of Tulare State of
California the day and year in the Certificate
first above written.
                                                                        GA Williamson
                                                                        Notary Public She lived at 127 Grand Ave in Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA after 1910.1206 She lived at 643 N Hunter in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1915.1207 Emma appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1208 She signed a will on 13 April 1923 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1209 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF EMMA RAY HAMMOND


In the Name of God, Amen.

I, the undersigned, EMMA RAY HAMMOND (a widow), of the City of Stockton, County of San Joaquin, State of California, of the age of about seventy-two (72) years, being of sound and disposing mind and not acting under duress, menace, fraud or undue influence of any person whatsoever, do hereby make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following, that is to say:

FIRST: I most earnestly request of my loved ones me surviving tha upon my death my mortal remains be laid for eternal rest in Rural Cemetery beside those of my dearly beloved husband JOHN HAMMOND.

SECONDLY: I direct the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereinafter named, to cause to be paid out of the funds of my estate, the expenses of my last illness, my funeral expenses, and all my just and legal debts.

THIRDLY: I give, bequeath and devise unto my children JOHN HAMMOND, EDITH H. BEARDSLEE, ROBERT T. HAMMOND, ABBY M. ROBERTS, HOWARD HAMMOND AND LESLEY MUNIER, in equal shares, share and share alike, all the rest, remainder and residue of my property and estate of every kind, like or description and wherever situated, lying or being.

FOURTHLY: I hereby authorize, empower and direct my executors, hereinafter named, to sell or dispose of any or all of my said property and estate as they may deem for the very best interests of my estate without any order of Court, except the confirmatory order now mandatory under the law, and without being required to give or furnish any bond or bonds.

FIFTHLY: I nominate, name and appoint my said sons ROBERT R. HAMMOND AND HOWARD HAMMOND, of the City of Stockton, County of San Joaquin, State of California, the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, to serve and in all cases act as such Executors without being required to give or furnish any bond or bonds.

LASTLY: I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF: I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of April, Anno Domini, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three, in the City of Stockton, County of San Joaquin, State of California.
Witnessed: Frank L Williams, Katherine E Craven She died on 5 January 1924 at the age of 73 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1178,1210,1211,1212,1213,1214,1215 Emma was buried after 5 January 1924 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1216,1217 She had her estate probated on 31 December 1925 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1218 She has reference number 704. She was living in Oil City, CA at the time of her marriage.

The 1870 census shows Emma Ray residing with the William Fraeme McKee family at the age of 19. That was one year prior to her marriage.

Handwritten note found in genealogy materials from Roberts: "Two or more of Grandma Emma Elizabeth Ray Hammond's relatives were drowned in the Johnstown Flood. They were on her mother's side and of the Tittle -- McKee side.

John HAMMOND and Emma Elizabeth RAY had the following children:

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i.

John HAMMOND , Jr..

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ii.

Robert Ray HAMMOND.

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iii.

Edith HAMMOND.

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iv.

Abby Marble HAMMOND.

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v.

Howard HAMMOND.

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vi.

Lesley HAMMOND.