9. Samuel HAMMOND was born in 1655. He lived in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA about 1680.32,33 He was appointed freeman in 1686 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA34 Samuel was elected as selectman in 1690 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.35,36 He has reference number 1306. Mattapoisett and Old Rochester Massachusetts, P 56
The earliest list of freemen for Rochester, made in 1684, is given as follows:
Mr. Samuel Arnold, Peter Blackmer, John Hammond, Moses Barlow, Samuel White, Samuel Hammond, Joseph Dotey, Jacob Bumpus, Joseph Burges, John Haskell, ---- Sprague, Abraham Holmes, Job Winslow. The names of John Wing and Aaron Barlow were soon afterwards added.
Minister Arnold notes on Oct 13, 1703, that a church was to be settled "according to the order of the gospel." Seven Christian men of Rochester, in addition to Mr. Arnold, signed the covenant that day, the names of the signers being Samuel Arnold, Abraham Holmes, Samuel Hammond, Isaac Holmes, Jacob Bumpus, John Benson, Thomas Dexter, Anthon Coomes.
In 1709 a church list of thirty-five members includes Samuel Hammond, John Hammond, Mary Hammond, Sr., Mary Hammond, Jr.
Hammond Genealogy, p 11, Part II
Samuel Hammond came with his brother John to Rochester, MA about 1680 and settled in the extreme southwesterly part of the town, known as the "West Neck" where he died at a ripe age much respected. He was one of the founders and a prominent member of the First Congregational Church in Rochester, located in the present town of Marion. He was an extensive land-holder, and settled four of his ons around him, viz: Seth, Josiah, Barnabas and Jedediah, the latter of whom afterwards moved to Scituate. He bought his land of Hugh Cole of Swansea, and he of King Philip, Sachem of Pokanoket, in 1671. A house built by his son Barnabas in 1767 is still standing.
Annals, etc, p 89: Samuel Hammond, was admitted freeman of Rochester, MA in 1686; chosen Selectman in 1690; was one of the founders of the Congregational Church at Rochester, and an extensive land-holder; married Mary, daughter of Arthur Hathaway, by whom he had eleven children.
Samuel HAMMOND and Mary HATHAWAY were married about 1680 in MA.37,38 They37,38 lived and were one of the first settlers in Rochester, Plymouth, MA about 1680.39 Mary HATHAWAY, daughter of Arthur HATHAWAY and Sarah COOKE, died in 1728 in MA. She was born in Dartmouth, Plymouth, MA.
Samuel HAMMOND and Mary HATHAWAY had the following children: