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Descendants of Thomas Howard HAMMOND Sr.

      765. Francis Marion14 HAMMOND (Jasper Sanford13, William (Road Block)12, William (Road Block)11 HAMMOND III, William10 HAMMOND Jr., William9 HAMMOND Sr., Thomas Howard8, John7, Thomas6, John5 HAMOND Sr., George Ralph4 HAMOND, Antony3 HAMOND Esq., William2 HAMOND, John1) was born 29 Mar 1849 in Lincoln County, TN, and died 22 Jan 1927 in Kim, Las Animas County, CO. He married Dulcenia Arzelia HATHCOCK 09 Jan 1876 in Pursley, Navarro County, TX, daughter of Walter HATHCOCK and Louisa NICHOLS. She was born 07 Nov 1859 in Montgomery County, AR, and died 27 Feb 1930 in Springfield, Baca County, CO.

Notes for Francis Marion HAMMOND:
The following notes provided by Judith Ann HAMMOND, Apr 2001:

In 1852, Francis Marion HAMMOND moved with his family from Lincoln County, IN, to Missouri Township, Hempstead County, AR.

In 1861, his father and older brother left home to fight in Civil War, on opposite sides. His brother was killed.

In 1867, he left Helmstead County, AR. and moved to Pursley, Navarro County, TX.

About 1910, he moved from Western Oklahoma to Las Animas County, CO, and homesteaded 640 acres.

In Sep 1918, his son, Claude HAMMOND, was killed in World War I during the battle of St. Mahiel in France. Claude had homesteaded 640 acres in Las Animas County, CO, next to his father's land.

Members of his family were lively, funny, had a sense of humor and loved music. All sang and played musical instruments.

He lived in Lincoln County, TN; Hempstead County, AR; Navarro County, TX; North Texas; Choctaw, Chickasaw, etc. Nations, Indian Territory.

He was thin and wiry and had blue eyes and light hair. He was loved by family and friends.
Birth, death, marriage and names of children are taken from Hammond Family Bible belonging to Francis and last in the possession of his youngest child William Oscar HAMMOND, who was childless and whose widow Hazel died some years after his death. Hazel died in Walla Walla. WA, where members of her family lived, and although they sent my father Raymond Lee HAMMOND a few of the Hammon family items she possessed at the time of her death, the Bible was not among them. Luckily, William Oscar HAMMOND was a professional photographer and over the years he copied many family pictures and the Family Record page of the Bible and sent them to three of his nephews, Raymond Lee HAMMOND, William Thurman Turpen HAMMOND, and Vernon Francis TURPIN, all of whom have descendants who have preserved these items. Additionally, I corresponded in the late 1950's/early 1960's with Uncle Willie and asked him many questions about family history which he answered as best he could in letters to me. Other more detailed information was given to me in the late 1970's via telephone conversations with William Oscar's sister, Aunt Rose HAMMOND FROST. She got her information directly from her parents, especially her mother, Dulcenia (Cenia) HATHCOCK HAMMOND. Other information from double cousin, Elinor HAMMOND SUITOR, who got a lot of stories and information from her aunt, Johnnie Caroline WORKMAN KELLOGG.

While Francis' father and older brother were gone fighting in the Civil War (on opposite sides), Francis was left in Hempstead County, AR. a young boy, later teenager, with his mother and younger siblings. They nearly starved at times in the very poor circumstances in Hempstead County and all of Arkansas. Both sides stole food from families and Arkansas was pretty much lawless during the war. The family went hungry and I later found them listed with numerous other CSA soldier's families from Hempstead County on the List of Indigent Soldiers, Washington, AR, Southwest AR, Regional Historical Center/Archives. They had their stock and food stolen from them several times. Francis kept his mother and siblings alive by hunting game and since he had no bullets for a gun, he hunted with a slingshot most of the time. It was said he was a dead-eye shot with slingshot or gun.

He married Dulcenia and was devoted to her. A picture taken in McAlester, OK, circa 1905, shows them. He is a wiry, light haired man with twinkling blue eyes. She is a round, black haired, black eyed pretty woman with twinkling dark eyes. Their family loved to sing and play music and all had good voices and ability. They lost several children but remained cheerful. Loss in their old age of unmarried son, Claude, was devastating to them. He died at the beginning of battle of St. Maheil in France in Sep 1918. He was killed by the concussion of a shell that landed by him and several friends as they waited in the dawn to leave the trenches. Francis and Dulcenia tried to get his body back for burial in the United States, but never were able to - it wasn't found until much later.

Francis bought a section of land in Las Animas County, CO. He homesteaded part of it. It is located near Kim in the Badlands - all rock, sand and tumbleweeds. That is where he died and is buried. Quite a distance from the beautiful green hills of Southern Tennessee where he was born.

From 1910 Oklahoma Federal Census: Beaver Township, Caddo County, OK, D#198, F#207, page 22a, ED49, Roll T9, 1315, dated 12 May 1910.

Francis M. HAMMOND, Head, M, W, 61, Married I, 34 yrs, b. TN, f=TN, m=TN speaks English, Farmer,
General fanning, rents Farm #192, reads, writes.
Dulcenia, wife, F-50 yrs, 9 ch, 7 1iv., M 1 ~34 yrs, b. AR, f=NC m=GA reads, writes.
Lee J., son, M, W, 30, Divorced, b. Texas, f=TN, m=AR.
Claud C., son, 16, single, b.OK, f=TN, m=AR.
Rosa L., daughter, 14, single, b. OK, f=TN, m=AR. Oscar, son, 10, b. OK, f=TN, m=AR.

Living next door /199/208 is TURPIN, Claude C., Head, M, W, 30, M 5 yrs, b. TX, m=KY.
Minnie M. wife, F, 22, M 1,5 yrs, 3 ch, 3 Liv.
William T., son, OK, TX, OK.
Francis V., son, 10/12 <10 months old>, OK, TX, OK.
Olivia M., daughter, F, W, 0/12 months, OK, TX, OK.
Ancestral File Record:

name: Francis Marion HAMMOND
gender: Male
birth: 1849 Mar 29
Lincoln Co., Tn
death: 1927 Jan 22
Kim, Lasanimas, Co
burial: 1927 Jan 23
Kim, Lasanimas, Co
1850 US Census:

Name: Francis M Hammond
Residence: Lincoln county, Lincoln, Tennessee
Age: 1 year
Calculated Birth Year: 1849
Birthplace: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Race (original):
Race (expanded):
Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 444843
Digital GS Number: 4206045
Image Number: 00123
Line Number: 2
Dwelling House Number: 195
Family Number: 195
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
Household Gender Age
Jasper Hammond M 30y
Mary E Hammond F 22y
Samuel A Hammond M 6y
Mary A Hammond F 4y
Francis M Hammond M 1Y

More About Francis Marion HAMMOND:
Burial: Jan 1922, Kim, Las Animas County, CO
Occupation: Cattleman, Farmer.
Religion: Protestant

Notes for Dulcenia Arzelia HATHCOCK:
Ancestral File Record:

name: Dulcenia Arzelia HATHCOCK
gender: Female
birth: 1859 Nov 7
Montgomery Co., Ar
death: 1930 Feb 27
Springfield, Baca, Co
burial: Kim, Lasanimas, Co

More About Dulcenia Arzelia HATHCOCK:
Burial: Unknown, Kim, Las Animas County, CO
Occupation: Homemaker
Children of Francis HAMMOND and Dulcenia HATHCOCK are:
+ 1205 i.   Walter Dempsey15 HAMMOND, born 27 Aug 1878 in Texas; died 26 Aug 1919 in Las Animas County, CO.
+ 1206 ii.   Jasper Lee HAMMOND, born 09 Mar 1880 in Gainesville, Cooke County, TX; died 25 Dec 1934 in Welty, Okfuskee County, OK.
  1207 iii.   Birt M. HAMMOND, born 19 May 1886 in Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma); died Abt. 1902 in Hunting Accident, Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma).
  Notes for Birt M. HAMMOND:
Cause of Death: Hunting Accident.

+ 1208 iv.   Minnie May HAMMOND, born 28 Mar 1888 in Tishomingo, Johnson County, OK; died 25 Apr 1912 in Welty, Okfuskee County, OK.
+ 1209 v.   Maude L. HAMMOND, born 17 Jan 1892 in Hoyt, Haskell County or Tishomingo, Johnson County, OK?; died 18 Jul 1911 in During Child Birth, Near Ada, Pontotoc County, OK.
  1210 vi.   Claude Caesar HAMMOND, born 06 Mar 1894 in Near Velma, Stephens County, OK? (Indian Territory); died 16 Sep 1918 in St. Mahiel, France.
  Notes for Claude Caesar HAMMOND:
The following note provided by Judith Ann HAMMOND, Apr 2001:

Claude Caesar was killed in action during World War I at St. Mahiel, France.

+ 1211 vii.   Rosabell HAMMOND, born 13 Apr 1896 in Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma); died Abt. 1980 in Raton, Colfax County, NM.
  1212 viii.   Pearl HAMMOND, born 25 Jan 1898 in Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma); died Abt. 1899 in Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma).
  1213 ix.   William Oscar HAMMOND, born 19 Jan 1900 in Near Velma, Stephens County, OK (Indian Territory); died 25 Jul 1972 in VA Hospital, Yakima, Walla Walla County, WA. He married Hazel STRAIN 12 Apr 1931 in Granada, Prowers County, CO; born 04 Jan 1906 in Bloomington, Monroe County, IN; died 11 May 1988 in Yakima, Walla Walla County, WA.
  Notes for William Oscar HAMMOND:
The following note provided by Judith Ann HAMMOND BOWMAN RHODES, Mar 2007:

William Oscar was a WW I veteran and a professional photographer for 50 years in Kansas and Colorado. Cause of Death: Alzheimer's Disease.

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