"History of Logan County, Illinois", published 1886. page 849
Jacob Hammond was a native of Pennsylvania, and a farmer by occupation. He came to illinois and settled in Logan County in 1857, and followed farming
near Mt. Pulaski till hs death, in 1875. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Beck, was a native of Germany. She died in 1867. They had a family of
four children, three still living-Sarah J., now Mrs. Woland; Callid, wife of James Brady, and Joseph. Sarah J. was born in Hancock County, Ohio, July 7,
1843, and in 1859 was married to Enoch Preston, and to this union was born one daughter-Mary E., now wife of W.O. Jones. Mr. Preston enlisted in the
late war in Company F, Seventy-Third Illinois Infantry, and was killed at the battle of Franklin in 1865. In 1867 Mrs. Preston married Mtchell Preston, and to them were born four children, three still living-William, Luvettie and Odie. Mitchell Preston died July 1, 1876, and in 1882, Mrs. Preston became the wife of E.R. Woland.