Thankyou Mary.It would be great if someone knew Margaret's maiden name.
The article below is interesting as the cemetery stone inscription shows Col. LeRoy Hammond died 1790, so Margaret must have stayed with his widow ? That last paragraph, "North Augusta, South Carolina" is somewhat confusing.
Being from South Australia, I will have to go back to my maps.
Your message mentioned a "series of letters", I wonder if the other letters hold any clues ?
..................... May/June, 2004 issue of the D.A.R. magazine has a small article on LeRoy and Samuel Hammond:
There is a picture of a cemetery stone with the inscription: Hammond In memory of Col. LeRoy Hammond 1728-1790 and Col. Samuel Hammond 1757-1842; Revolutionary Heroes and their Kinsmen.
The caption states "In 1991 his original gravesite was discovered furing construction of the community's recreational park complex and his remains were removed to the Hammond Cemetery on Martintown Road. A Marker was placed at Riverview Park to recognize his role in the founding of our country. The Hammond Cemetery is also the resting place of several of his kinsmen and women who shared his love of their new country and their home community.
There is also a picture of a road marker with the numbers 2 and 11 at the top:
"Samuel Hammond born 1757 in Virginia, this Indian fighter who later moved to Edgefield District, attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of state troops during the American Revolution. Among the engagements he participated in were Hanging Rock, Musgrove's Mill, King's Mountain, Blackstock's, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, Seige of Augusta, and Eqtaw Springs. Hammond served in the US Congress after the Louisiana Purchase."
The caption "The first 'Real Daughter' in the National Society, Mary Hammond Washington, is the daughter of Colonel Samuel Hammond who is buried in North Augusta, South Carolina. .............
Would you know the (confirmed) children of Edward Adare, who were cousins (?) of Walter Adair ?
Perhaps one of the descendants may know Margaret's surname ?