Martha Hammond

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hammond was born in 1835, in Vermont, United States, her father, Lyman Clark Hammond, was 36 and her mother, Jane Augusta Dawley, was 33. She lived in Martinsville, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Dolson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Clark Hammond
1799–1863
Jane Augusta Dawley
1802–1838
Jane Hammond
1827–1864
Roxanna Ellen Hammond
1834–1913
Martha Hammond
1835–
Augusta Hammond
1838–1917

Sources (2)

  • Martha Hammond in household of John Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Frost in household of Lyman C Hammond, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1864 · St. Albans Raid

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English, Old French personal name Ha(i)mon, the oblique case form of the ancient Germanic Ha(i)mo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’. It frequently developed excrescent -d, giving Hamond, Haimund, and Hawmond. Alternatively, the name could derive from the Middle English personal name Hamund (Old Norse Hámundr, composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’), which may have been used in Normandy and in 12th-century eastern England, but the former explanation is more likely. The surname was sometimes confused with Almond and Ammon .

English: in the Bradford area of Yorkshire, the name is a shortened form of Ormondroyd, formerly Hamondesrode, from a lost place in Birstall (Yorkshire), named with the Middle English (Old French) personal name Hamon (1 above) + Middle English roid, a southern Yorkshire pronunciation of Old English rod ‘clearing’.

Irish: generally an importation from England, but occasionally an adopted name for Mac Ámoinn, see McCammon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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