Biography of Mathew B. Hammond
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Mathew B. Hammond was born March 8, 1791; his parents were James and Mary (Brown) Hanitnond. He was married Jan. 7, 1823, to Susan McCormap, of Lycoming county, Pa., daughter of Seth and Margaret (Simons) McOormac, formerly of Lancaster county, Pa. Their children are as follows: William, born Feb. 25, 1824; Sarah M., Dee. 6, 1826; Margaret A., March 28, 1828. died Jan. 11, 1834; Angeline, Jan. 6, 1830, died, Feb. 11, 1840; Samuel M., Jan. 9, 1832, died, Aug. 16, 1852; Eliza E., Feb. 26, 1834; Seth, Jan. 5, 1836; Cynthia A., Jan. 25, 1838, died in October, 1839; and Caroline, Oct. 20, 1833. Mr. Hammond came to this county in October, 1833, stopping in the Bend that winter, and came on their farm in this tp. the following spring, where he died Oct. 16, 1867. Mrs. Hammond and two of her daughters still live on the old farm. She and her husband united with the Presbyterian Church while young, and she as well as the children are still strong pillars in the Church. Mrs. H. has seen much of the hardships of pioneer life; has seen her country change from a howling wilderness to a beautiful and fertile land that calls forth the praise and admiration from all that behold it.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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