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JULY 25-27, 2008, LEXINGTON, KY

The Phillip Hamman Family Association made up of descendants of Revolutionary War hero, Phillip Hamman, and his wife, Christina Cook, residents of Kentucky for over 40 years beginning in 1782, will be having its Bi-Annual Family Reunion in Lexington, Kentucky July 25-27, 2008.

Hamman/Hammond(s) cousins will be descending upon Lexington from Alabama, Arizona, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and, hopefully, many from all parts of Kentucky, as well as some new cousins from other states.

Headquarters for the reunion will be the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY. Reservations must be made by June 30, 2008 to get the special Phillip Hamman Group Rate. Visitors may check in as early as July 23 and get the same special room rate. When you call for reservations be sure to tell them that you are part of the Hamman Reunion group and want the special group rate.

Brian Ann Wells Arnett of Versailles, KY is coordinating the reunion and could use some help from any of the Hamman cousins in the Lexington, KY area. For more information, contact Doris Brown Rose, President of the Association, by Email:

You don't have to be registered at the hotel to participate in the reunion events, but reservations for the Saturday night banquet should be made by those not staying at the hotel. You can contact Doris Brown Rose at the above email address to make those banquet reservations.

Friday, July 25, a group trip is planned to Mt. Sterling, then to Slate Creek near Jeffersonville, Montgomery County, to visit the site where Phillip Hamman and Christina Cook lived for almost 40 years, followed by a group meeting at 7:00p.m. Friday night for the sharing of newly revised family group sheets for each of Phillip and Christina's children. Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. will be the business meeting for the election of new officers, followed by the sharing of new family history discoveries from members and guests. A highlight of the reunion is always the banquet on Saturday night. The special guest speaker at the Saturday night banquet will be Charles E. Darnell, descendant of Henry Cook, brother of Christina Cook Hamman.

The reunion is also open to all Hamman, Hammond(s), or any other variation of the spelling of that surname, even if you are not a descendant of Phillip and Christina.

Anyone who is a descendant of Phillip Hamman who is interested in becoming a member of DAR or SAR might especially want to attend this reunion. One member of the Association, Beverly Jay Martin, is a DAR Genealogy Consultant, has generously offered to help anyone who needs help with the application process. The service for Phillip Hamman has already been proven, as have the lines of each of his children, so it is a minor thing to get the papers in order for applying for membership in either organization. At the present time there are 88 descendants of Phillip Hamman in the DAR Descendants Database. Also, children from birth to age 21 can become members of CAR, Children of the American Revolution. The Phillip Hamman Chapter of CAR, located in Jackson, Breathitt County, KY, was named for our ancestor. James Bach Strohmeier, a former president of the Phillip Hamman Family Association, is now serving as its Senior Advisor/Sponsor. He would love to have some additions to h!
is chapter.

This is only the fourth time in the 37 year history of the Phillip Hamman Family Association that the reunion has been held in Kentucky. The previous Kentucky based reunions were in Louisville in 1974, and in Lexington in 1982 and 1994. So, all of you Kentucky Hamman/Hammond(s) cousins might want to mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend this year's reunion as it will probably be at least ten years before the next one will be back in Kentucky. Other reunions have been held in Chattanooga, TN; Little Rock, AR; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, Washington; Corinth, MS; two meetings in Oklahoma City, OK; two in Dallas, TX; two in San Francisco, CA; and four meetings in Alabama in the towns of Fort Payne, Guntersville, and twice in Huntsville.

The Phillip Hamman Family Association was formed in 1971 with the dedicated purpose of (1) gathering data about the family of Phillip and Christina Hamman and their descendants, (2) creating a giant database of information on the family to be shared by all, (3) locating the graves of all of the children of Phillip and Christina and placing markers on those that were unmarked or "poorly marked", (4) to hold a reunion every two years, and (5) to publish a semi-annual newsletter as a means of keeping in touch with members on a regular basis. Because of the dedicated work of many Hamman cousins, all the purposes of the Association have been met, especially in the area of locating the descendants of Phillip and Christina. At the present time there are over 17,000 proven descendants who have been identified.

In recent years, the family researchers have also greatly increased their efforts to obtain information on the descendants of Valentine Cook and Anna "Susannah" Baughman, parents of Christina Cook, and the associations's database on this family has been growing also.

1. John Hammond, born August 19, 1781, Cook's Fort, Greenbrier Co. VA; died December 1, 1854, Bloomington, Morgan Co. KY (now Magoffin Co. KY); married Margaret "Peggy" Evans. Children: (1) Mary "Polly" Hammond married 1st Benjamin Clemons, 2nd William Lumpkin, 3rd William Day. (2) James Hammond married Edy Henry. (3 ) Jilson P. Hammond married Mary "Polly" Franklin. (4) Elizabeth "Eliza" Hammond married 1st Samuel May, 2nd Martin Franklin. (5) Christina Letitia "Ticy" married Archibald Prater. (6) Wiley Hammond never married. (7) Andrew Jackson Hammond married Jane "Jincy" Prater.

2. Unnamed Infant, born October 10, 1782, and died October 17, 1782 at Dix River, near Crab Orchard, KY.

3. Nancy Hamman, born November 19, 1873, Fayette Co. KY, no other information.

4. Mary "Polly" Hamman, born August 4, 1785, Fayette Co. KY; died October, 1872, Breathitt Co. KY; married James P. Cope. Children: (1) Levi Cope (twin) married Unknown McMillan. (2) Sarah "Sally" Cope (twin) married William Kash. (3) Levisa Cope married 1st William Spurlock, 2nd B. Frank Smith. (4) Rebecca Cope married Thomas Cooper. (5) Elizabeth Jane Cope married John Back, Jr. (6) Mary "Polly" Cope married Samuel Spurlock. (7) Wiley H. Cope married Susannah Strong. (8) William Jackson Cope married Delilah Strong. (8) Alfred E. Cope married Emeline (Hargis) Cardwell. (9) Eliza Cope never married. (10) James Dial Cope never married. (11) Louisa Cope married John Wesley Williams.

5. James Hamman/Hammond, born August 26, 1787, Madison Co. KY; died 1857, Owsley Co. KY; married Susan Evans. Children: (1) Angelina Hamman. (2) Maria Hamman. (3) Silas Milton Hamman married Louisa D, Faulkner. (4) Mahala Hamman married Asa Carter. (5) James Benjamin Hamman married 1st Martha Hamilton, 2nd Melvina Durbin, 3rd Mary A. Myers. ( 6) John Hammons married 1st Elizabeth Ann McGuire, 2nd Patsey Ann Williams. (7) Jackson Hamman. (8) Margaritte Hamman. (9) Malinda Hamman. (1) Lucinda Hamman.

6. Elizabeth "Betsy" Hamman, born November 23, 1790, Montgomery Co. KY; died November 18 1879, Hickory Co. MO; married Levi Lacy. Children: (1) Talitha Lacy. (2) Elijah Lacy. (3) Jane Lacy. (4) Phillip H. Lacy married Martha Jane Nowell. (5) Unknown.

7. Sarah "Sally" Hamman, born December 23, 1792, Montgomery Co. KY; died after 1856, Powell Co. KY; married Bazil Hall. Children: (1) William L. Hall married Emily Bradshaw. (2) Henry Willie married Lucinda Willis. (3) Elizabeth Ann Hall married Samuel S. Foreman (4) Harriett H. Hall married Vancouver Hanks (5) Mary Hall. (6) Phillip Hall never married, killed in Civil War. (7) Mary "Polly" Hall married T. Jefferson "Jeff" Johnson. (8) Nancy Hall married Morton Bowen. (9) Lucy Hall married Jack Wills. (10) Mahlon Hall.

8. Celia Hamman, born April 13, 1794, Montgomery Co. KY; died March, 1823, Madison Co. KY; no other information.

9. William Cook Hammond, born June 26, 1796, Montgomery Co. KY; died October 12, 1870, DeLalb Co. AL; married 1st Sarah Hanks, 2nd Eleanor Rowe. Children: by 1st wife (1) Burlington Green Hammond married Sarah "Sally" Wright. (2) Washington P. Hammond married Talitha Collins. (3) John Van Hammond married Charity Emmaline McCandless. By 2nd wife (4) Armina Jane Hammond married James Marion Jett. (5) James Felix Hammond married Sarah Elizabeth Reed. (6) William Wiley Hammond married Elizabeth Lankford. (7) Minerva Elizabeth Hammond married William Crabtree. (8) David Francis married Louisa Rowe. (9) Cornelia Evelyn Hammond married James Meredith Price. (10) Newton Alexander Hammond married 1st Mollie Price, 2nd Lea B. Browning. (11) Martha Ellen Hammond married Francis Marion Davenport.

10. Jesse Franklin Hamman, born January 31, 1799 (twin), Montgomery Co. KY; died September 7, 1871, Prairie Co. AR; married 1st Jane Travis, 2nd Margaret. Children, all by 1st wife: (1) William Harrison Hamman married Mary Elizabeth Jones. (2) Elijah Phillip Hamman married Rachel Jane Avery. (3) George Carroll Hamman ,never married. (4) Robert Franklin Hamman married Rachel Elizabeth Suit. (5) Benjamin Daniel Hamman never married, killed in the Civil War. (6) Thomas Benton Hamman married 1st Rebecca Ann Bell, 2nd Alice Sanders or Saunders. (7) Sara Jane Hamman. (8) Jesse Franklin Hamman Jr. (9) Jonathan Travis Hamman married 1st Elizabeth Littleton, 2nd Mrs. Addie Moore, 3rd Elizabeth Ann "Billie" Smith.

11. Elijah Hamman, born January 31, 1799 (twin) Montgomery Co. KY; died May 1860, Franklin Co. TN; married Mary Ann Walker. Children: (1) William M. Hamman married Mattie Ann Crenshaw. (2) Unknown Hamman. (3) Enoch Hamman. (4) Unknown Hamman. (5) Elizabeth Hamman married 1st Henry H. Jones, 2nd Unknown Lusk. (6) Isabelle Hamman married C. D, Trolenger. (7) Amanda Hamman married Unknown Foy. (8) Unknown Hamman. (9) Unknown Hamman. (10) Catherine Parthena Hamman married 1st James Anderson, 2nd Wilson Willis.

12. Phillip Hamman, Jr., born August 24, 1801, Montgomery Co. KY; died June 21, 1871, Alcorn Co. MS; married Mary Ellen Allen. Children: (1) George W. Hamman married Manerva Ann "Martha" Skillman. (2) Mary A. Hamman married James L. Skillman. (3) William P. Hamman married Ellen R. Hudson. (4) James Henry Hammonds married 1st Elizabeth Stillman, 2nd Lenora ALetha Gause, 3rd Julia Watts. (5) Salena Elizabeth "Lena" Hamman married John Ellison Elliott. (6) John Calaway "Cal" Hamman died during the Civil War. (7) Nancy Hamman married N. B. Anderson. (8) Jane Hamman died young. (9) Martha Paralee Hamman married Joseph Cates Lancaster. (11) Amanda Hamman married John G. Henley. (12) Sarah Ellen Hammond married Franklin Kessler Ross. (3) Louisa "Lou" Hamman married Martin Hamlin.

13. Valentine C. Hamman, born August 15, 1802, Montgomery Co. KY; died about 1861 Hickory Co. MO; married Mary "Polly" Alexander. Children: (1) Unknown Male. (2) William Hamman married Mary E. Thouvenel. (3) Mary Elizabeth Hamman married John E. Proctor. (4) Sarah A. Hamman married Leroy Mullen.

Phillip and Christina Hamman's eldest child, John Hammond, was a resident of Bloomington, Morgan County, KY, most of his married life, and his homeplace was part of Magoffin County when it was created in 1860. The Magoffin County Historical Society celebrates "Founders Day" every year during the week proceeding Labor Day and chooses one of the county's pioneer families as its "Honored Family" for the year. They collect family history for the honored family and publish it in a book that is available for purchase from the society. The Hamman/Hammond family was chosen as the "Honored Family" in 2005 and the Phillip Hamman Family Association worked diligently with the Magoffin County Historical Society to provide as complete and accurate family history as possible. The Mgoffin County Historical Society is still getting the information on the Hamman/Hammond Family History book iready to be published , when it will become available for purchase by the public.

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