Biography of O. D. Hammond

Hammond, O. D., was born in the town of Sheldon, Wyoming county, N. Y., October 9, 1836, son of Henry D. Hammond, who was a native of New Jersey, married Lydia Zahr, and was a farmer during his life; he died in 1884. 0. D. Hammond was educated in the public schools and in 1870 settled in Batavia. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. G, 160th N. Y. Volunteers, and was detailed to follow his trade of harness making for the army. He took part in the battles of Bayou Teche, Fort Bislin, siege of Port Hudson, Winchester, Cedar Creek and Fisher's Hill, and received an honorable discharge at the end of the war. He then went to Attica and resumed his business. In 1870 he came to Batavia and in 1878 established his present business of harness manufacturing. In 1867 he married Ellen A. Wallbridge; they have three children: Mildred, Louis and Leon W. The latter is an expert penman and conducts a tobacco and cigar business in Batavia; in 1898 he married Carrie Higgins. O. D. Hammond is a successful business man and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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