Cumby, (Cumbo) W. Hammond by Dorothy Cumby Brackin
W. Hammond Cumby was born before 1815 in South Carolina, where he served in Company I, 2nd. Regiment, State Troops, and Company K, 5th Regimant, State Reserves, of Edgefield District for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
He married Mary - around 1840.While living in Edgefield District, South Carolina he served as a deacon of Phillippi Babtist Church of Johnson, SC.
He died 6 March 1869 and his wife Mary died April 1879 in Edgefield District.
They had nine children: John; Narcissa; Frances; Pauline; Margaret; Wade Hampton; William Riley; Millisa; David H.; and Elna Adelia.
John, the first child was born 1840 in South Carolina.He married Amelia Kirkland.Both are buried in Kirkland Family cemetery, on the plantation in South Carolina.He was the only child not migrating to Heard County, Georgia.
Frances Pauline was born 1848 and died 28 June 1921 and is buried in the Ephesus Baptist cemetery in Ephesus, formerly known as Loftin, Georgia.
Narcissa was born 1846.She married Zarcaria P. Claxton, 22 April 1860 in South Carolina, but lived and raised her children in Heard County before moving to Troup County, Ga.She died after being struck by a train in Troup County.
Margaret was born 1848.She married 16 April 1879 William Taylor Loftin in Troup County, Georgia.She lived and raised her children in Heard County.She died September 1921 and is buried in the Carrolton City Cemetery, Carroll County, Ga. ( Bpb Erwin note:This is my line.Margaret was W. T. Loftin's third or fourth wife.He was over thirty years her senior.William Taylor ("Billy") Loftin lived in Troup County near LaGrange, Ga.born May 13, l817 and died June 4, 1887.He was born in Baker County, Ga.Buried in Heard County near Franklin at Hopewell Church in Ephesus. (In Ephesus take Hopewell Street East to Hopewell Church.)Children of Margaret Cumby Loftin: Laurette (my great-grandmother), John Cornelius, Pearl)
Wade Hampton was born 1850 and died 15 July 1916.He married Flora Ables 1885 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.Both are in the LaGrange City Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia.
William Riley was born 1852.He married Emma Rachel Spradlin 27 December 1877 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia.She was the daughter of John "Bald" and Martha (Hildebrand) Spradlin who was born 1857 in Georgia.William Riley died 3 February 1926 and Emma died 8 August 1934.Both are buried in the City Cemetery, Bowden, Carroll County, Georgia.They lived in Heard County from 1880 to 1900.
Millissa was born 1854 in South Carolina.No record available.
David H. was born 10 January 1856.He married Mattie Cato who was born 2 August 1855 and died 7 June 1832.He died 9 March 1934.Both are buried in Stripling Church Cemetery in Carroll County, Ga.
Elna Adelia last known child was born 1865 in South Carolina.She married Robert Taylor Loftin Sr.(Bob Erwin note: Since his father married Margaret, this put him in the rather interesting position of being his father's brother-in-law.)She died 11 May 1934.Both buried in the City Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia.