Fifth Generation


141. Phebe HAMMOND was born on 5 April 1734 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.424 She died on 10 May 1801 at the age of 67 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189,424,425

Phebe HAMMOND and Nathaniel HAMMOND were married on 17 June 1758 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189,422,423 Nathaniel HAMMOND, son of Benjamin HAMMOND and Priscilla SPRAGUE, was born on 27 July 1734 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189 He served in the military Second foot Company of Militia in 1775 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.89,420 He was appointed to attend the State Constitutional Convention on 19 August 1779 in Cambridge, MA189 Nathaniel was appointed to represent Rochester as a delegate to the State Convention for the new Federal Constitution on 20 December 1787 in Boston, Suffolk, MA421 He died on 1 February 1827 at the age of 92 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189 History and Genealogy of the Descendants of William Hammond, P. 207

Nathaniel, oldest son of Benjamin 3rd, was endowed with great strength of body and mind. He engaged in a variety of occupations, such as teaching school winters, and freighting to the neighboring seaports of Nantuckey, Newport, etc. He was Selectman and Assessor of Rochester for 19 years; delegate of the constitutional Convention in 1780; member of the Legislature three years; and Moderator of the annual town meetings of Rochester many years. During the War of the Revolution, he united heart and hand in the cause, and raised a company of militia, of which he was appointed captain. He married your, and settled on a farm inherited from his wife's father, situated in teh northerly part of Hammondtown. He m. 1st, in 1756, Phebe, daughter of Nathan Hammond, who d. May 10, 1801, ae. 63. He m. 2nd, in 1803, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Hathaway, who d. Jan. 13, 1854, ae 92. Capt. Nathaniel Hammond d. Feb 1, 1827, ae 93, without issue.

Mattapoisett and Old Rochester Massachusetts, p. 139
Peace having been declared, Commerce began to receive attention, and in May, 1785, the town instructed Lt Col White to use his "Influence that a large Impost be laid on all Goods imported in British Bottoms"; also, in 1786, to use his influence, "that there be a Bank of paper money Emitted by the General Court." In August, 1786, Earl Clap, Nathaniel Hammond, and Abraham Holmes were made a committee "to correspond with the other Towns in order to Divise & Adopt" legal measures for a redress of grievances.

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December 20, 1787, the town of Rochester "Voted to read the proposed Federal Constitution in Town Meeting, & to send two delegates to the State Convention at Boston," Capt Nathaniel Hammond and Mr. Abraham Holmes being chosen for this honored service.

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Taxes levied in 1776, including Poll, Real, Personal and Faculty against Nathaniel Hammond were 12s 11d 2q. The report was signed by Nathaniel Hammond, David Wind and John Doty, Assessors of Rochester.

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Nathaniel Hammond was listed as a member of the Second Church of Rochester in 1772.