Fourth Generation


27. Elnathan HAMMOND was born on 7 March 1702/3 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.167,168 He was buried in 1793 in Old Burying Ground, Newport, RI.167,169 He died on 24 May 1793 at the age of 90.170 Elnathan was buried after 24 May 1793 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.171 He has reference number 1311. History & Genealogy of the Descendants of William Hammond of London, England by Roland Hammond, David Clapp & Son, printers, 1894:

He was a sea captain in the merchant service, sailing from Newport, his place of Residence. His descendants cherish his memory with peculiar regard, retain his portrait, point to his former residence still standing in Thames Street, recall his character as a sea captain in the best commercial period of the town, and his active interests in the Congregational Church.
To the Memorandum Book kept by him, beginning Jan. 1, 1737, are the descendants of William of London indebted for the accurate information they possess of their early ancestors. Except for the Genealogical history contained in this book the line of William of London would have been inevitably swamped in the line of "William of Watertown," Mass. This valuable relic is a pocket memorandum book, long preserved in Vermont in the family of the grandson and namesake of the original owner, now in Possession of Rev. John D. Hammond of San Francisco, Cal., a descendant of Capt. Elnathan Hammond.
The first inscription in respect to date in this reverend relic reads:
"Elnathan Hammond, his Memorandum Book, Feby 1755. Memorandum of some things I have observed, yet I think remarkable and of some things I have thought so in the course of my reading."
On the fly-leaf is formally inscribed:
"This memorandum Book I have given to my grand-son, Elnathan Hammond, May ye 15th, 1781, and I desire that he may have the possession of it after my Decease: Witness my Daughter Elizth Sprague.
Elnathan Hammond"
"The portion of the book which with Genealogists has gained in vitality by time, is of course that in which the family history is disclosed, nor in this probably is the spirit misrepresented, which in a patriarchal way provided the mode of preserving it. The grave of Capt. Hammond, in the old Burying ground (Newport) is with those members of his family, finding their place in dust with his own, while traces of his filial spirit, in this record restore the place of his ancestral line in remembrance, and that of his venerated ancestors who brought it over."

Elnathan HAMMOND and Mary ROGERS were married on 27 December 1728 in Newport, Newport, RI.167 Mary ROGERS, daughter of John ROGERS, was born on 24 August 1700. She died on 20 October 1749 at the age of 49.172 She was buried after 20 October 1749 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.172 Mary has reference number 1299.

Elnathan HAMMOND and Mary ROGERS had the following children:

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Daughter HAMMOND was born on 12 April 1730 in Newport, Newport, RI.173 She died on 12 April 1730 at the age of 0 in Newport, Newport, RI.173 She was buried on 12 April 1730 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.173

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Son HAMMOND was born on 12 April 1730 in Newport, Newport, RI.173 He died on 12 April 1730 at the age of 0 in Newport, Newport, RI.173 He was buried after 12 April 1730 in Newport, Newport, RI.173

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John Arnold HAMMOND.

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Abigail HAMMOND was born on 20 September 1733 in Newport, Newport, RI.174 She died on 15 January 1733/4 at the age of 0 in Newport, Newport, RI.174 She was buried after 15 January 1734 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.174,175 Abigail has reference number 1328.

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Elnathan HAMMOND was born on 17 January 1735/6 in Newport, Newport, RI.176,177 He died on 4 December 1737 at the age of 1 in Newport, Newport, RI.176,177 He was buried after 4 December 1737 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.177,178 Elnathan has reference number 1329.

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Abigail HAMMOND.

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Elnathan HAMMOND was born on 11 May 1738 in Newport, Newport, RI. He died on 22 September 1763 at the age of 25 in Newport, Newport, RI. He has reference number 1331.

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Joseph HAMMOND was born on 13 April 1739 in Newport, Newport, RI.179,180 He was buried in May 1740 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.179,180 He died on 21 May 1740 at the age of 1 in Newport, Newport, RI.179,180 Joseph has reference number 1332.

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Nathaniel HAMMOND.

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Mary HAMMOND was born on 22 September 1741 in Newport, Newport, RI.181,182 She died on 7 May 1747 at the age of 5 in Newport, Newport, RI.181,182 There is a notable difference between the death date I first entered (and did NOT source) and this cemetery information. I am changing nothing until I can confirm the correct date. 29 Dec 2009 She was buried after 7 May 1747 at Common Burial Ground in Newport, Newport, RI.181,182 Mary has reference number 1334.

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Elizabeth HAMMOND.

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Susannah HAMMOND.

Elnathan HAMMOND and Elizabeth COX were married on 5 September 1750 in O. S..170 Elizabeth COX, daughter of Samuel VERNON, was born on 5 August 1709 in Newport, Newport, RI.170 She has reference number 1337.

Elnathan HAMMOND and Elizabeth COX had the following children:

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Son HAMMOND was born on 21 July 1753 in New Stile. He has reference number 1339.