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Jacob H. Hammond


Posted By: Greta Thompson (email)
Date: 2/5/2007 at 17:49:03

HAMMOND, J. H. - Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 36, P.O. Attica. Was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, January 10th, 1810, where he lived until six years of age. He then came with his parents to Muskingum county, Ohio, and lived until 1854. In that year he came to Iowa, and settled where he now lives. He has added to his estate from time to time and now owns 163 acres of land, 114 of which are well improved farming land. He has been a good citizen and the record of his life is one worthy of note. His wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Reasoner, was born March 10th, 1813, in Muskingum couny, Ohio. They were married April 5th, 1832. Their family consists of eleven children: Henry J. (born February 6th, 1833), Daniel W. (born March 6th, 1835), Greenville (born May 30th 1837), Jonathan B. (born March 1st, 1839), Emiline (born May 12th, 1841), Elizabeth (born May 4th, 1844), Jacob (born May 11th, 1846), James (born March 22d, 1848), Catherine (born April 15th, 1850), Eley J. (born August 8th, 1852), Harriette (born August 5th, 1855). Elizabeth died October 16th, 1847, Jonathan B. died March 22d, 1849, Greenville died May 5th, 1863, Eley J. died June 21st, 1863. Greenville and Henry J. engaged in the late war of the Rebellion. They both enlisted in company A, Thirty-third Iowa infantry. Greenville served nearly one year and died at Helena, Arkansas. Henry J. served three years and had an honorable discharge at the close of the war.

The History of Marion Co., IA, Union Historical Company, 1881, p. 800


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