I do not know if this is the Elisha Hammond that you are researching, but I believe it is my line and I still have info to research. Hope this helps you Trisha
EARLY HAMMOND LINEAGE:
Elijah Hammond Sr.who married Easther Greene are undoubtly from the Pendleton Disrtict SC. Hammond line who were descended from Peter Hammond who died in Rowan County NC leaving a will dated in 1788. This is proven by a deed found in Anderson County SC Deeds for the Pendleton District, Deed Book 0, page 345. Elijah Hammond also bought 200 acres from Isaiah Beck for $100.00. This land was located on Bridge Branch and Little River and the transaction was dated Oct 25, 1818. Signed by both Elijah and Easther Hammond. Witnessed by Jurdin Morris and Mark Harris. Proved Nov 26, 1818 by Jurdin Morris and recorded March 22, 1819. Shortly thereafter Elijah and Easther left SC and moved to Hall County GA.
Elijah's releationship to other Hammonds is unclear, but all Hammonds must have been descended from Peter Hammond of Rowan County NC. He died in Rowan County in 1788. Peter left a will dated March 1, 1788 and the will was proven in court on August 9, 1788 in Rowan County. Peter Hammond originally lived in Northumberland County Virginia and moved to NC sometime after September 3, 1755. We know this because all their children except for Elijah were born in Northumberland County and are recorded in the Northumberland County VA Births 1661-1810, abstracted by Beverly Fleet. 1961.
In Peter's will he mentions his wife Elizabeth and the following children with their birth dates or possible baptismal records.
1. William Hammond-born Oct 25, 1742 was given a eighteen pounds of Virginia currency that was due Peter.
2. Sinah/Sarah Hammond-born Oct 7, 1745 was married to a Mr.Orrum was left 50 shillings.
3. Elizabeth Hammond-born May 25 1749 was married to a Mr. Waters and was also left 50 shillings.
4. Peter Hammond JR.-born June 27, 1752 was given the land and onesterling shilling after the death of his mother.
5. Mary Hammond-born Sept 3, 1755 was married to John Harris. John was given half ownership of Peter's bay mare and the other half went to Mary and hber mother. Mary and her mother were also given cattle, hogs, household furniture, all working utensils, the rent of his place and all debts due to Peter.