Benjamin Hammond

10 September 1787–24 October 1870 (Age 83)
Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hammond was born on 10 September 1787, in Lincoln, Maine, United States, his father, Benjamin Hammond Jr, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Smith, was 24. He married Ruth Hersey on 17 March 1814, in Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 24 October 1870, in Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Benjamin Hammond
Ruth Hersey
Marriage: 17 March 1814
Augustus Frederick Hammond
Maria Hersey Hammond
Althea Poole Hammond
Rebecca Smith Hammond
James Hersey Hammond
Peter Chase Hammond
Benjamin Jr. Hammond
Edwin Benjamin Hammond

Spouse and Children

17 March 1814
Lincoln, Maine, United States


    Augustus Frederick Hammond



    Althea Poole Hammond



    James Hersey Hammond


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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 17

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 25

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a personal name, Hamo(n), which is generally from a continental Germanic name Haimo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’, although it could also be from the Old Norse personal name Hámundr, composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’. As an Irish name it is generally an importation from England, but has also been used to represent Hamill 3 and, more rarely, McCammon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjn Hammond, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benj Hammond in entry for James H Hammond, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Benj Hammond in entry for Edwin B Hammond, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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