JOHN G. HAMMOND, of Wayne township, one of the substantial farmers of Jefferson county, was born October 31, 1845. At his birthplace, where he now resides, his father, Thomas Hammond, one of the prominent early residents of the township, was born April 10, 1802, on the same farm, and there resided until his death, in February 1871, never traveling 100 miles from his farm home. THomas was a son of John Hammond, a native of Pennsylvania, He, with his wife, were well known pioneers, and settled upon 640 acres near Skelly's had five children: James, Thomas, Joseph, Mrs. Amy McGrail, and George, the latter alone surviving. Thomas Hammond, by his marriage to Catherine Degarmo, had five children: Amy (deceased) and Lewis, Mrs. Rachel Mansfield, Joseph W., and John G. The latter, the subject of this mention, was reared on the farm, and after he had received his education in the public schools, he was engaged on his father's farm until he was twenty-four years of age. He has devoted his life to the management of his farming interests, and his energy, industry and economy, have given him a comfortable competency. He served his country in the field during the rebellion, enlisting at Bloomfield, May 15, 1864, in Company G, Ohio National Guard, and was mustered out at Columbus, December 15, 1864. He is a member of the G. A> R. post at Unionport, and in politics is a republican. Mr. Hammond was married February 29, 1872, to Millicent Armstrong, the daughter of Robert and Hannah (McGrew) Armstrong, who sied August 18, 1881. Her brothers and sisters living are, Robert, Samuel, Mrs. Flora Blackburn, Mrs. Hannah M. Merriman, and Mrs. Susan M. Bell. By this marriage, Mr. Hammond has four children: Thomas Oscar, Robert A., Cordelia M. and Frank W.
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