Fourth Generation


40. Israel HAMMOND was born on 15 October 1707.258 He was baptized in 1799 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.259 He has reference number 472. Mattapoisett etc, p 51:

Israel Hammond (the great-grandfather of the Noah Hammond who copied the Proprietor's Books) was a prominent man in business, church, and society, and kept a slave, Uncle Tom, who held an honorable position as a member of the family. The story is told that once when efforts were being made at the Hammond Mill to catch a thief, Tom said he was afraid. "Afraid of what?" he was asked. "Afraid the thief is one of our good old honest neighbors," was the reply. A few slaves were then owned in New England, and the ships of Massachusetts towns brought them over rather freely for the southern market. Freeedom was offered to Mr. Hammond's "Uncle Tom," but he declined to accept, and died a slave and a self-respectin and honest man.

Israel HAMMOND and Elizabeth WILBUR were married.260 Elizabeth WILBUR was born in 1712 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA. She died in 1802 at the age of 90 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.

Israel HAMMOND and Elizabeth WILBUR had the following children:

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David HAMMOND was born on 27 September 1738 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.261

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Sarah HAMMOND was born in 1741 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.262 She was baptized on 11 November 1741 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.262 She died on 17 November 1741 at the age of 0 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.263

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Israel HAMMOND was born in 1745 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.264 He was baptized on 21 July 1745 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.264

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John HAMMOND was born in January 1748/9 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.265 He was baptized on 22 January 1748/9 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.265

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Noah HAMMOND.