Sixth Generation


289. Joshua HAMMOND was born on 14 June 1759 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.1,707,708,709,710,711 He served in the military Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1780 in MA.712
Application for Pension, Jan 26, 1858:

State of Rhode Island, County of Newport. On the twentysixth day of January One Thousand eight hundred and fifty eight personally appeared before me James Horswell a Justice of the Peace with and for the County and State aforesaid, Olive Hammond a resident of the city and county of Newport, aged ninety five years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on her Oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed July 4, 1858, granting half pay and pensions to certain widows. That she is the widow of the late Joshua Hammond a native of Rochester in the State of Massachusetts who was a private in the militia or State Troops of the State of Massachusetts in the war of the Revolution; the her said husband served in Captain Obijah Bangs' Company of Colonel Nicholas Dikes Regiment, as appears on the Roll in the Office of the Secretary of the State of Massachusetts which Roll is marked as sworn to November 26, 1776 and has endorsed upon it 3 months to December 1, 1776.
That he was afterwards taken prisoner and was sent from Newport, Rhode Island, in the Lord Sandwich prison ship to Bristol, England where he landed March 7, 1778 and remained a prisoner several months after which he was released when he returned to the State of Massachusetts where he again entered the service as a private and was attached to Captain Joell Crocker's company in Colonel Nathan Sparhawks Regiment in which company he served from June 24 to December 12, 1778 a term of five months and eighteen days.
That he was also on the Roll of men raised by and for the Town of Sandwich from July 11, to December 11, 1780 a term of five months and fourteen days.
That she is unable to state the whole time of service performed by her late husband in the War of the Revolution accurately but believes it to have been altogether not less than two years, including the time he was a prisoner of war.
She further declares that she was married to the said Joshua Hammond at Sandwich in the State of Massachusetts by the Reverend M Hawley on the 18th day July 1785 and that her name before her said marriage was Olive Adams that she removed with her husband to Newport Rhode Island in the year 1802 where she has continued to reside to this time. That her said husband died at sea March 17, 1803, he having been accidentally knocked overboard by the boom of the Sloop Connecticut of which vessel he was at the time master and part owner, the said vessel being then near Cape Lookout, on her voyage from Wilmington, North Carolina bound to a northern port. The said sloop Connecticut afterwards returned to Newport where she -?- April 25, 1803 from Washington, North Carolina under the command of Captain Crosby who then acted as master of said vessel.
She also declares that she was appointed administrator on the Estate of her late husband by the Court of Probate of Newport.
That she is now and has always remained the widow of the said Joshua Hammond since his death as before stated and that she is from age and bodily infirmity now unable to appear in Court, that she relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and that her name is not on the pension Roll of the Agency of any State.

Pension inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 46 dollars and 89 cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1848. Certificate of Pension issued the 18th day of August 1858 and sent to Henry A Cook, Newport, R I. He served in the military Discharged on 11 December 1780 in MA.713 In 1801 Joshua acquired 16 Bridge Street in Newport, Newport, RI714 In 1801 he was a Ship Captain in Newport, Newport, RI.715 He was buried in 1804 in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, RI.716 Joshua died on 17 March 1804 at the age of 44 in Newport, Newport, RI.1,707,717 From Newport, RI, was accidentally knocked overboard and lost at sea. Did not die in Newport, RI. He and his wife, Olive Adams, settled in Newport about 1800. He had his estate probated on 16 October 1816 in Newport, Newport, RI.718 He has reference number 431. According to family history: Joshua Hammond Senior was accidentally knocked overboard by the boom of the sloop Connecticut on the night of the 17th March 1803 and was drowned.

Joshua HAMMOND and Olive ADAMS were married on 16 November 1785 in Sandwich, Plymouth, MA.1,707,717,719 According to the Hammond Genealogy, Olive Adams married Joshua Hammond on July 18, 1785. They1,707,717,719 appeared in the census in 1790 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.720 They720 appeared in the census in 1800 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA.721 Olive ADAMS1, daughter of Nathaniel ADAMS and Thankful CHADWICK, was born on 19 January 1763 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.1 Hammond Genealogy:

Olive, second daughter of Nathaniel born in Sandwich Jan 19, 1763, married July 18, 1785 Capt. Joshua Hammond of Newport, RI. She appeared in the census in 1820 in Newport, Newport, RI.722 She owned selling the estate of Joshua Hammond on 1 October 1829 in Newport, Newport, RI.723 Olive appeared in the census in 1830 in Newport, Newport, RI.724 She appeared in the census in 1840 in Newport, Newport, RI.725 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Newport, Newport, RI.726 Olive lived at 16 Bridge street in Newport, Newport, RI in 1856/7.727 She lived 16 Bridge Street in Newport, Newport, RI in 1858.728 She was buried in 1859 at Island Cemetery in Newport, Newport, RI.729 Olive died on 9 June 1859 at the age of 96 in Newport, Newport, RI.730,731 She has reference number 432. According to family history: Olive Hammond, Widdow of Joshua died in Newport June 9th 1859 Aged 96 years 4 mo. 21 days.

Joshua HAMMOND and Olive ADAMS had the following children:

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Stephen HAMMOND1 was born on 12 September 1786 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.732 Before 1813 he was a Ship Captain in Newport, Newport, RI.733 He died after 23 December 1813 at the age of 27 in At Sea.1,732,734,735 Stephen has reference number 453. Handwritten notes found in family genealogy material:

Stephen Hammond sailed from Newport Dec 23rd 1813 and bound for Aux Cays in the Island of Hispaniola and was never more heard of. He sailed in a Pilot Boat schooner called the Gustavia and all out of trim owing to the hurry to get out before the embargo, which was to take place that night at twelve o'clock, there came a very heavy snow storm that night, and they were supposed to have been lost in it, the first night.

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Joshua HAMMOND1 was born on 11 November 1788 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.736 He died on 28 August 1816 at the age of 27 in At Sea.1,736,737,738,739 He owned property that was auctioned off on 1 October 1829 in Newport, Newport, RI.740 Joshua has reference number 454. Handwritten notes found with family genealogy material:

Joshua Hammond, Jr died at sea on board of the brig Havanna Packet on his passage from the city of Sto Domingo to Baltimore. He died with the yellow fever August 28th 1816.

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Cynthia Sherman HAMMOND.

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Alden HAMMOND1 was born on 29 July 1794 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.741 He died on 13 February 1820 at the age of 25 in Newport, Newport, RI.741,742,743,744 He was buried after 13 February 1820 at Island Cemetery in Newport, Newport, RI.745 Alden has reference number 450. Said to have died of typhoid pneumonia - aged 68 years, 5 months, 14 days.

According to the family history: Alden Hammond died at Newport Feb 13th 1820. He died with the Prereprimony.

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Zenas Lockwood HAMMOND.

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Moses HAMMOND.

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John Alden HAMMOND1 was born on 10 June 1802 in Newport, Newport, RI.746 On 17 March 1843 he was a Master of the Cortes in New Bedford, Bristol, MA.747 In 1848 he was a mariner in Newport, Newport, RI.748 John appeared in the census in 1850 in Newport, Newport, RI.749 He migrated on 16 February 1850 to in Newport, Newport, RI.750 This appears to contradict all the family stories about how they got to California - or suggests that there was more than one trip to and from the east coast to California. He appeared in the census in 1852 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.751 John Memorial Monument in 1870 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.752 He was buried in November 1870 in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, RI.753 He died on 22 November 1870 at the age of 68 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.746,754 John has reference number 449. See Moses Hammond Notes.

Hammond Genealogy by Lois Hammond Renwick in 1926 (in hanging folder under HAMMOND):
His (Moses') brother, Capt John Hammond, sailed from New Port in 1848 with two ships and it was such an event that the citizens showered the ship with oranges. He brought Moses' house, that had been built in New Port, taken down in sections and placed on a ship, and brought around the horn. It was set up in San Joaquin City, but when Moses decided to come to Stockton it was placed on Market Street, where it is still stand at the writing, Dec. 2, 1926. The ship was the General Cobb and William Dennis manned the Schooner Alexander.