Fourth Generation


28. Benjamin HAMMOND was born on 1 December 1704 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.183 He died on 19 July 1758 at the age of 53 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.183,184 He has reference number 1312. History and Genealogy of the Descendants of William Hammond, P 206
Benjamin Hammond 3rd, third son of John, (Benjamin, William), was born at Rochester, MA, Dec 1, 1704, and died there Jul. 19, 1758. He built a house near that of his father, afterwards known as the Seth Mendell Place, and taken down in 1856 by John Mendell, son of Seth. He was a man of irreproachable character, and was much respected in his native town, where he held many responsible offices, being also a captain of militia. He was an active member of the Congregational Church, in whose prosperity he took a deep interest. He did not forget that his ancestors left home and friends, crossed the Atlantic, and settled in the wilds of New England, for the freedom of worshiping according to the dictates of their own consciences. He m. about 1730 Priscilla, daughter of the late Samuel Sprague of Rochester, who d. Oct. 23, 1778, ae 83.

Benjamin HAMMOND and Priscilla SPRAGUE were married on 12 November 1730 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.185 Priscilla SPRAGUE died on 23 October 1778 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.186 She has reference number 1321. History and Genealogy of the Descendants of William Hammond, P. 206
She was a superior woman, endowed with great benevolence, and with a mind ever alive to the benefits of the poor and hlpless, who found in her a friend ever ready to aid them.

Benjamin HAMMOND and Priscilla SPRAGUE had the following children:

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Ruth HAMMOND was born on 7 March 1732 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.186 She died on 12 August 1758 at the age of 26 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.187

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Nathaniel HAMMOND.

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Enoch HAMMOND.

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Timothy HAMMOND was born on 17 August 1738 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.188

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Priscilla HAMMOND was born on 31 October 1740 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189 She was baptized on 12 April 1741 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, MA.190 She died on 19 June 1758 at the age of 17 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.187,189

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Hannah HAMMOND was born on 25 December 1743 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.189 She died on 28 August 1758 at the age of 14 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.187,189,191