Re: Laura Ann Hammit - Erath County, Texas
My grandmother was Violet Virginia Hammit, born 1905 in Erath Co., TX. Her father was Thomas Nathaniel Hammit and mother was Martha Elizabeth Roberts. Martha died c. 1915 or so, Thomas lived until c. 1935 or so, and died in West Texas.
Violet Hammit had one brother Thomas, and a pair of older twin half-siblings: Eugene and Irene Hammit. Irene (Rene) married Luke Caudle.Violet married Chester Marion Bell in 1922 and they had three children: Doris, JoAnn and Chester Jr. (Buddy).
Interestingly, Thomas Nathaniel Hammit was born Thomas Nathaniel Dawson in AL. We have extensive documentation of his AL family (found on various Internet sites), but it appears that he may have had a severe falling out with his AL family, moved to TX, changed his last name, and proceeded to live his life. We would like to find out whether he was connected in some way with Hammits in Erath Co., why he chose the name Hammit, etc.
Will appreciate hearing from anyone with information that might pertain to Hammit, Roberts and Dawson in Erath Co., TX.